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              On Our Doorstep: When Australia Faced the Threat of Invasion by the Japanese
               

              On Our Doorstep: When Australia Faced the Threat of Invasion by the Japanese (Trade Paperback / Paperback)

              By Collie, Craig

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              • Pub Date
                1 Sep 20

              'I can't understand the mentality of the Australian people,' said John Curtin. 'One day they are in a panic about the war and the next they want more race meetings.' Australia has a history of believing itself to be under threat of invasion. In 1942 that threat, in the form of in...vasion and occupation by the Japanese, seemed more imminent than the earlier fears. On Our Doorstep is the story of how Australia and Australians - the government, the military and the people - prepared to face this calamity, and the events that persuaded them of its probability. The Japanese had steamrolled through Malaya and Singapore, and bombed Darwin with the same ferocity they had dealt Pearl Harbor. Nothing could stop them. Their next step was inevitable, surely. Meanwhile, wartime leader John Curtin was battling with Winston Churchill to get Australian troops back to defend their homeland, and positioning to ensure America's help to fend off the approaching enemy. At home, people pitched in as best they could and in any way to frustrate the invader, all playing their part, torn between 'she'll be right' and near panic. Amid plans and rumoured plans to abandon the north to the enemy and deny Australia resources through scorched earth, particular attention was paid to northern Australia and the islands beyond. In the end, Japan found it had stretched itself beyond the reliability of its supply line, but had it ever intended to invade Australia?
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              ISBN 9781760632281
              Published AU 1 Sep 2020
              Publisher Allen & Unwin
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              Night of the Bayonets: The Texel Uprising and Hitler's Revenge, April-May 1945
               

              Night of the Bayonets: The Texel Uprising and Hitler's Revenge, April-May 1945 (Trade Paperback / Paperback)

              By Eric, Lee

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              • Pub Date
                2 Dec 20

              In the final days of World War II in Europe, Georgians serving in the Wehrmacht on Texel island off the Dutch coast rose up and slaughtered their German masters. Hitler ordered the island to be retaken and fighting continued for weeks, well after the war's end. The uprising had i...t origins in the bloody history of Georgia in the twentieth century, a history that saw the country move from German occupation, to three short years of independence, to Soviet rule after it was conquered by the Red Army in 1921. A bloody rebellion against the Soviets took place in 1924, but it remained under Russian Soviet rule. Thousands of Georgians served in the Soviet forces during World War II and among those who were captured, given the choice of starve or fight , some took up the German offer to don Wehrmacht uniforms. The loyalty of the Georgians was always in doubt, as Hitler himself suspected, and once deployed to the Netherlands, the Georgian soldiers made contact with the local Communist resistance. When the opportunity arose, the Georgians took the decision to rise up and slaughter the Germans, seizing control of the island. In just a few hours, they massacred some 400 German officers using knives and bayonets to avoid raising the alarm. An enraged Hitler learned about the mutiny and ordered the Germans to fight back, showing no mercy to either the Georgians or the Dutch civilians who hid them. It was not until 20 May, 12 days after the war had ended, that Canadian forces landed on the island and finally put an end to the slaughter. Eric Lee explores this fascinating but little known last battle of the Second World War: its origins, the incredible details of the battle and its ongoing legacy.
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              ISBN 9781922387462
              Published AU 2 Dec 2020
              Publisher BIG SKY PUBLISHING
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              Osprey Reef
               

              Osprey Reef (Trade Paperback / Paperback)

              By Seaton, Annie

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              • Pub Date
                1 Jun 22
              ISBN 9781489277800
              Published AU 1 Jun 2022
              Publisher Harlequin
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              Boy On Fire
               

              Boy On Fire (Hardback)

              By Mordue, Mark

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              • Pub Date
                1 Dec 20

              The first volume of the long-awaited, near-mythical biography of Nick Cave, by award-winning writer, Mark Mordue. A deeply beautiful, profound, profane and poetic biography of the early formative years of the dark prince of Australian rock 'n roll, Nick Cave. This is his compelli...ng creation story, charting his influences, his milieu, his friends, and most of all, his music, as the child, then the youth, shaped himself as the extraordinary artist he became. As well as a biography of an artist, Boy on Fire is also a fascinating social and cultural biography - a vivid rendering of a time and place and the forces that shape us.
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              ISBN 9781460759646
              Published AU 1 Dec 2020
              Publisher HarperCollins Publishers
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              Sweet Magnolias A Slice of Heaven

              Sweet Magnolias A Slice of Heaven (Trade Paperback / Paperback)

              By Woods, Sherryl

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              The Sweet Magnolias is now a Netflix Original Series! From No.1 New York Times Bestselling Author Sherryl Woods! Return to the world of the Sweet Magnolias, where friends are closer than family, and fun and scandal are always part of the mix. Ever since she discovered her ex-husb...and's affair, Dana Sue Sullivan decided to put down new roots and create the best restaurant in Serenity, South Carolina. After years of hard labour, her dream has become a reality. Sullivan's provides more than just Southern comfort food - it's become a haven for the whole town - and Dana Sue knows better than anyone that relying on friendship can get you through the toughest times. But when her teenage daughter, Annie, develops an eating disorder that lands her in the hospital, Dana Sue's perfect life comes crumbling down. On top of it all, her own health starts to deteriorate. Dana Sue knows she needs to change habits now to help them both get better - even if that means letting Ronnie Sullivan back into their lives. And who knows, his return might end up being a recipe for a new beginning...
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              ISBN 9781867217848
              Published AU 1 Jun 2020
              Publisher Harlequin Enterprises (Austral
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              Series A Sweet Magnolias Novel
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              A Dance with Fate: A Warrior Bards Novel 2
               

              A Dance with Fate: A Warrior Bards Novel 2 (Trade Paperback / Paperback)

              By Marillier, Juliet

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              • Pub Date
                28 Jul 20

              An accident. A forfeit of freedom. A descent into danger. The second thrilling novel in Juliet Marillier's the Warrior Bards series.

              ISBN 9781760784225
              Published AU 28 Jul 2020
              Publisher Pan Macmillan
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              Patrick White
               

              Patrick White (Paperback)

              By Toni Brisland and Illustrated by Anastasia Popp

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              • Pub Date
                1 Aug 20

              Patrick White wanted to be a writer when no one thought he should! This remarkable man, remembered for his poetic descriptions of the Australian landscape and people in his many novels and plays, is the only Australian Nobel Prize for Literature winner. Learn all about one of Aus...tralia's greatest novelists in this fully illustrated biography.
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              ISBN 9780648267379
              Published AU 1 Aug 2020
              Publisher Little Steps Publishing
              Interest Age Children
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              Australia's Beating Heart: An Illustrated Anthology of Classic Bush Poetry
               

              Australia's Beating Heart: An Illustrated Anthology of Classic Bush Poetry (Hardback)

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              • Pub Date
                1 Aug 20

              Australia's Beating Heart is celebration of our wide brown land, and the people and stories that landscape shapes. This luxe anthology features 70 iconic bush poems hand-selected by Australian champion bush poets Melanie Hall and Susan Carcary, including well-known works such as ...Waltzing Matilda by Banjo Paterson and My Country by Dorothea Mackellar as well as classic works by Will Ogilvia, Mary Durack, CJ Dennis and Duke Tritton. These Australian odes are illustrated beautifully by landscape photographs from the Australian Geographic image library.
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              ISBN 9781925847949
              Published AU 1 Aug 2020
              Publisher AUSTRALIAN GEOGRAPHIC
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              Finding Her Hero/The Firefighter's Family Secret/Romancing the Wallflower/Airman to the Rescue
               

              Finding Her Hero/The Firefighter's Family Secret/Romancing the Wallflower/Airman to the Rescue (Paperback)

              By Bell, Heatherly; Jump, Shirley; Major, Michelle

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              • Pub Date
                1 Nov 20
              ISBN 9781867218265
              Published AU 1 Nov 2020
              Publisher Harlequin Enterprises (Austral
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              Series The Barlow Brothers
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              A Baby For Christmas/The Christmas Baby Bonus/The Cowboy's Christmas Proposition/Holiday Baby Bombshell
               

              A Baby For Christmas/The Christmas Baby Bonus/The Cowboy's Christmas Proposition/Holiday Baby Bombshell (Paperback)

              By Booth, Karen; James, Silver; Lindsay, Yvonne

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              • Pub Date
                1 Nov 20
              ISBN 9781867218302
              Published AU 1 Nov 2020
              Publisher Harlequin Enterprises (Austral
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              Series Billionaires and Babies
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