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              Facing the Flame
               

              Facing the Flame (Trade Paperback / Paperback)

              By French, Jackie

              • RRP: $29.99
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              There have been droughts before, but not like this. Heartbreaking and powerful, FACING THE FLAME is a story of the triumph of courage and community, and a love for the land so deep that not even bushfire can erode it. Gibber's Creek 1978 As grass dries and the hot wind howls, Gib...ber's Creek will burn. But if you love your country, you will fight for it. Lu Borgina has been recently blinded, but she battles flames to save a racehorse, even though her dreams of being Australia's first professional female jockey have been destroyed. Scarlett O'Hara risks her hard-won life at medical school, and the new love of Alex Romanov, to save a child. And Flinty McAlpine draws on the local knowledge of tens of thousand of years to protect her valley. And Jed Kelly must escape not just bushfire, but the man who plots to kill her with its power.
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              ISBN 9781460753200
              Published AU 20 Nov 2017
              Publisher HarperCollins Publishers
              Interest Age 14+ years
              Series The Matilda Saga
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              Daughter of the Regiment
               

              Daughter of the Regiment (Paperback)

              By French, Jackie

              • RRP: $14.99
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              Harry doesn't really want to leave the farm to go to High School. And if he does go, will he want to come back to the farm? And then he finds a hole in time in the corner of the chook shed and discovers another world - his world, 150 years ago!

              ISBN 9780207196744
              Published AU 1 May 1998
              Publisher HarperCollins Publishers
              Interest Age 8-12 years
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              Pennies For Hitler

              Pennies For Hitler (Paperback)

              By French, Jackie

              • RRP: $16.99
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              Angus & Robertson an imprint of HarperCollins Publishers.

              ISBN 9780732292096
              Published AU 1 Jun 2012
              Publisher HarperCollins Publishers
              Interest Age Children / Young Adults
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              The Last Dingo Summer (The Matilda Saga, #8)

              The Last Dingo Summer (The Matilda Saga, #8) (Paperback)

              By French, Jackie

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              'A MUST FOR YOUR SUMMER READING LIST' - Better Reading A body has been found in the burned-out wreckage of the church at Gibber's Creek - with older skeletons lying beneath it. The corpse is identified as that of Ignatius Mervyn, the man who attempted to kill Jed Kelly and her un...born child. Newcomer Fish Johnstone is drawn into the murder investigation, convinced that the local police are on the wrong track with their enquiries. But as she digs beneath the warm and welcoming surface of the Gibber's Creek community, more secrets emerge. And Fish must also face her own mystery - the sudden appearance and then disappearance of her father, a Vietnamese refugee she never knew. Set during the Indigenous rights and 'boat people' controversies of the late 1970s, this haunting story shows how love and kindness can create the courage to face the past. PRAISE FOR THE MATILDA SAGA 'An engrossing mystery story, an ode to strong women, and a moving exploration of the private wounds we carry ... The Last Dingo Summer is a must for your summer reading list' - Better Reading 'The perfect read for anyone who loves immersing themselves in Australian fiction. Gripping, emotional and moving, Facing the Flame is a great book to curl up with on a warm spring night' - New Idea 'Highly recommended ... this was a complete binge, read in one night because it was just too good and too gripping to put down ... a cracking story filled with rich characters both old and new and imbued with all that we hold dear about Australian love of country and mateship' - ReadPlus
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              ISBN 9781460757208
              Published AU 19 Aug 2019
              Publisher HarperCollins Publishers
              Interest Age 14+ years
              Series The Matilda Saga
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              The Diary of William Shakespeare, Gentleman

              The Diary of William Shakespeare, Gentleman (Paperback)

              By French, Jackie

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              THE DIARY OF WILLIAM SHAKESPEARE, GENT is part comedy, part love story, the threads of Shakespeare's life drawn from his plays. Could the world's greatest writer truly put down his pen forever to become a gentleman? He was a boy who escaped small town life to be the most acclaime...d playwright of the land. A lover whose sonnets still sing 400 years later; a glover's apprentice who became a gentleman. But was he happy with his new riches? Who was the woman he truly loved? The world knows the name of William Shakespeare. This book reveals the man - lover, son and poet. Based on new documentary evidence, as well as textual examination of his plays, this fascinating book gives a tantalising glimpse at what might have been: the other hands that helped craft those plays, the secrets that must ever be hidden but - just possibly - may now be told. Ages 12+
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              ISBN 9781460750575
              Published AU 25 Jul 2016
              Publisher HarperCollins Publishers
              Interest Age Children / Young Adults
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              Queen Victoria's Underpants
               

              Queen Victoria's Underpants (Paperback)

              By French, Jackie; Illustrated by Whatley, Bruce

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              Meet Lizzy, whose family are in the clothing industry. Very few people probably know that Queen Victoria made the wearing of underpants popular. At the beginning of her reign very few women wore them. But Queen Victoria made tartans, perambulators and chloroform fashionable. By t...he time she died just about every woman in Britain wore underpants like hers. Ages: 4+
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              ISBN 9780732288235
              Published AU 1 Apr 2012
              Publisher HarperCollins Publishers
              Interest Age 14+ years
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              If Blood Should Stain the Wattle

              If Blood Should Stain the Wattle (Trade Paperback / Paperback)

              By French, Jackie

              • RRP: $29.99
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              In 1972 in Gibber's Creek, and across the nation, the catchcry is, 'It's time'. 'And we must sing a rebel song And join in rebel chorus.' In 1972 in Gibber's Creek, and across the nation, the catchcry is, 'It's time'. Time for old folk, time for young folk, time for everyone to w...elcome a renewed Australia with a new, idealistic Labor Government. It's also time for Jed Kelly to choose between past love, Nicholas, the Labor member for Gibber's Creek, and Sam from the Halfway to Eternity commune. It's time for Scarlett O'Hara to dream that one day she might walk - and become a doctor - despite being in a wheelchair. And for Leafsong, the commune's 'mute monster', it's time for others to see her true beauty as she opens their eyes and changes their lives with the exact food that someone will love and need. It's also time for Matilda Thompson to face her ghosts and reflect on an extraordinary life that began by a billabong in 1894. A life that took a young girl from the slums of Grinder's Alley to formidable matriarch of the district. But as political ideals drift from disaster to the Dismissal, Ra Zacharia plots a new world led by aliens. And he will sacrifice whoever he must to achieve it. The 1970s was a time of extraordinary idealism, when anything seemed possible. A nation filled with dreams of a better world, but deep conflicts about exactly what that better world might be. Jackie French, author of the best-selling To Love a Sunburnt Country, has drawn on her personal experiences and memories of that time and woven them into a sweeping story of a small rural community which, like all of Australia, was affected by the tumultuous political events of 1972 to 1975. Events that are still being debated to this day.
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              ISBN 9781460753118
              Published AU 21 Nov 2016
              Publisher HarperCollins Publishers
              Interest Age 14+ years
              Series The Matilda Saga
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              If Blood Should Stain the Wattle

              If Blood Should Stain the Wattle (Paperback)

              By French, Jackie

              • RRP: $19.99
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              It's 1972 in Gibber's Creek, and across the nation, the catchcry is, 'It's time'. In 1972, and the catchcry is 'It's time'. As political ideals drift from disaster to the dismissal, it's also time for Jed Kelly to choose between past love, Nicholas, the local Labor member, and Sa...m from the Halfway to Eternity commune. It's time too for Matilda Thompson to face her ghosts and the life that took a young girl from the slums of Grinder's Alley to being the formidable matriarch of Gibber's Creek. During this period of extraordinary social change and idealism, modern Australia would be born. And although the nation would dream of a better world, it would continue to struggle with opposing ideas of exactly what that better world might be. Jackie French, author of the bestselling To Love a Sunburnt Country, has woven her own experience of that time into an unforgettable story of a small rural community and a nation swept into the social and political tumult of the early 1970s. A time that would bear witness to some of the most controversial events in Australian history; and for Matilda, a time that would see her vision made real, without blood spilled upon the wattle. Praise for To Love a Sunburnt Country: 'a book about love of country that is heartwarming and heartbreaking, and hard to put down' The Advertiser, 4 stars
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              ISBN 9781460751282
              Published AU 21 Aug 2017
              Publisher HarperCollins Publishers
              Interest Age 14+ years
              Series The Matilda Saga
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              When the War is Over

              When the War is Over (Hardback)

              By French, Jackie; Illustrated by Spudvilas, Anne

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              FROM ONE OF AUSTRALIA'S MOST-LOVED AND RESPECTED CHILDREN'S AUTHORS COMES A BOOK ABOUT HOMECOMINGS, AND THOSE WHO HAVE BEEN WAITING FOR THEIR LOVED ONES TO RETURN FROM WAR. Now the war is over And they say the world is free, Though somewhere guns are snarling, You've come back to... me. From two of Australia's most highly regarded children's book creators, Jackie French and Anne Spudvilas, comes a powerful and moving book: not about war, but about its endings: the fragility of peace and the enduring strength of love.
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              ISBN 9781460753026
              Published AU 18 Feb 2019
              Publisher HarperCollins Publishers
              Interest Age 8-12 years
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              To the Moon and Back

              To the Moon and Back (Paperback)

              By French, Jackie; Sullivan, Bryan

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              NEW REVISED EDITION TO CELEBRATE THE 50TH ANNIVERSARY OF THE FIRST MOON LANDING Who were the Honeysuckle Creek mob? And how did they assist the first moon landing? When man took the first step on the moon it was a bunch of Australian technicians who tracked the spacecraft and sen...t the first television pictures to the world. No, not at Parkes - the movie 'The Dish' got it wrong. They were from Honeysuckle Creek in the ACT. This is their story, told by Bryan Sullivan, one of the technicians on duty at the time, and his wife, children's author Jackie French. And to commemorate the 50th anniversary of the first manned Moon landing, Bryan and Jackie have revisited this book to reflect on the enormous strides that technology has made since this book was first published in 2004. Winner of the 2005 CBC Eve Pownall Award for Information Books in 2005, To the Moon and Back includes information about the space program and the birth of the internet, as well as supplying the answers to questions such as: How do you go to the toilet in a spacecraft? Have the astronauts ever seen an alien? What made the moon? Can I have a holiday in space? PRAISE '... fascinating insights into the part that the Australians played in getting the astronauts to the moon and back.' - Bestselling author, Dr Karl Kruszelnicki
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              ISBN 9781460757741
              Published AU 20 May 2019
              Publisher HarperCollins Publishers
              Interest Age Children / Young Adults
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