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            The Dickens Boy

            The Dickens Boy (Trade Paperback / Paperback)

            By Keneally, Tom

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            In this joyful novel, our narrator is Charles Dickens's tenth child, Edward Bulwer Lytton Dickens, known as Plorn. Sent, as his brother Alfred had been before him, at sixteen years of age, to Australia to learn to 'apply himself', we follow his early Australian adventures in outb...ack NSW learning to become a man from the most diverse and toughest of men. Part of Dickens' motivation was to separate these younger of his children from the Dickens family schism, where Charles had expelled his wife from the family home, keeping her sister Georgie there to run the household and taking up with the actress Ellen Tiernan. Plorn arrived in Melbourne in late 1868 carrying a terrible secret. He has never read a word of his father's work. After a very brief stopover he is sent out to become a gentleman stockman on a 2000 square mile station in remotest, semi-arid parts of NSW. Here he inevitably gets enmeshed in a tribe named the Paakintji and various other folk, colonists, colonial-born, ex-convicts, ex-soldiers, and very few women - though he is struck by each one he does encounter. Plorn did not expect he would encounter the same veneration of his father and familiarity with his work in Australia that was rampant in England. Against this backdrop, and featuring cricket tournaments, horse-racing, bushranging, sheep droving, shifty stock and station agents, frontier wars and first encounters with Australian women we follow Plorn, and sometimes his brother Alfred, through wonderful adventures as he works to apply himself. This is Tom Keneally in his most familiar terrain. Taking historical figures and events and reimagining them with verve, compassion and humour. It is a romp.
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            ISBN 9781760893194
            Published AU 31 Mar 2020
            Publisher Penguin
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            The Gilded Cage

            The Gilded Cage (Trade Paperback / Paperback, edition)

            By Lackberg, Camilla

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            A gripping new psychological thriller from No. 1 international bestseller and Swedish crime sensation Camilla Lackberg 'A sexy, sensational novel with intoxicating vengeance and an unexpected tenderness' Karin Slaughter

            ISBN 9780008283735
            Released AU 1 Apr 2020
            Publisher HarperCollins Publishers
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            No Small Shame: One wrong choice will change her life forever

            No Small Shame: One wrong choice will change her life forever (Trade Paperback / Paperback)

            By Bell, Christine

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            Australia, 1914. The world is erupting in war. Jobs are scarce and immigrants unwelcome. For young Catholic Mary O'Donnell, this is not the new life she imagined. When one foolish night of passion leads to an unexpected pregnancy and a loveless marriage, Mary's reluctant husband ...Liam escapes to the trenches. With her overbearing mother attempting to control her every decision, Mary flees to Melbourne determined to build a life for herself and her child. There, she forms an unlikely friendship with Protestant army reject Tom Robbins. But as a shattering betrayal is revealed, Mary must make an impossible choice. Does she embrace the path fate has set for her, or follow the one she longs to take? From the harshness of a pit village in Scotland to the upheaval of wartime Australia, No Small Shame tells the moving story of love and duty, loyalty and betrayal, and confronting the past before you can seek a future.
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            ISBN 9781920727901
            Published AU 1 Apr 2020
            Publisher Ventura Press
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            Code Name Helene: Based on the thrilling true story of Nancy Wake, 'The White Mouse': Based on the thrilling true story of Nancy Wake, 'The White Mouse'

            Code Name Helene: Based on the thrilling true story of Nancy Wake, 'The White Mouse': Based on the thrilling true story of Nancy Wake, 'The White Mouse' (Trade Paperback / Paperback)

            By Lawhon, Ariel

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            February 29, 1944: I am about to jump out of an aeroplane for the first time ... I don't care that every man is looking at me as though I don't belong. Besides, I'm hungover. And I think I might throw up ... In 1936 Nancy Wake is living in Paris after bluffing her way into a job ...as a foreign correspondent and witnessing firsthand the terror of Hitler's rise in Europe, firing her determination to do anything she could to fight the Nazis. When Nancy falls unexpectedly in love with handsome French industrialist and playboy Henri Fiocca in Marseilles, no sooner has she agreed to become Mrs Fiocca than the Germans invade France and Nancy takes yet another name, a code name - the first of many. As Lucienne Carlier Nancy helps smuggle people across borders and creates such a successful escape network for Allied soldiers that the Nazis hunting down an elusive female operative dub her 'The White Mouse' and put a five million franc bounty on her head. Forced to escape France, Nancy is trained in espionage with an elite special forces group in London and gains a new codename, Helene. Finally, with mission in hand, Nancy is airdropped back into France as the deadly Madame Andree. Nancy goes on to become one of the most powerful and ruthlessly effective leaders in the French Resistance. But the closer to liberation France gets, the more exposed Nancy - and the people she loves - will become. Code Name Helene is a gripping and heartbreakingly moving story of extraordinary courage, unfaltering resolve, remarkable sacrifice - and enduring love.
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            ISBN 9781760855963
            Published AU 16 Mar 2020
            Publisher Simon & Schuster Australia
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            A Strange Country

            A Strange Country (Trade Paperback / Paperback)

            By Barbery, Muriel

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            From the author of The Elegance of the Hedgehog, which spent 54 weeks on the New York Times bestseller list, this literary fantasy is for fans of Atwood, Ishiguro and David Mitchell.

            ISBN 9781922268983
            Published AU 28 Apr 2020
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            The Shadow

            The Shadow (Trade Paperback / Paperback)

            By Raabe, Melanie

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            A pacy psychological thriller about the slippery nature of the truth and destiny from award-winning German author Melanie Raabe

            ISBN 9781922268617
            Published AU 31 Mar 2020
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            The Inner Darkness

            The Inner Darkness (Trade Paperback / Paperback)

            By Horst, Jorn Lier; Translated by Bruce, Anne

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            The chilling new novel from Norwegian superstar Jorn Lier Horst. This is Nordic Noir at its spine-tingling best After four years behind bars notorious serial killer, Thomas Kerr, is ready to talk. And Chief Inspector, William Wisting has been waiting to listen. Kerr has finally a...greed to lead the police to his final victim's grave. But the expedition goes horribly wrong after his escape deep into the Norwegian forest. Wisting must launch a frantic search to find this cold-blooded killer before he strikes again. But the body of another woman, killed weeks before, has been found. Murdered in the same way as Kerr's victims. Is there a copycat killer on the loose? And what will happen once Kerr and his apprentice are reunited? As the clock counts down to the next murder, Wisting must put everything on the line to stop a terrifying evil which threatens to engulf his city. Praise for Jorn Lier Horst 'Jorn Lier Horst writes some of the best Scandinavian crime fiction . . . His books are superbly plotted and addictive, the characters wonderfully realized' Yrsa Sigurdardottir 'Jorn Lier Horst is one of the most brilliantly understated crime novelists writing today' Sunday Times 'Up there with the best of the Nordic crime writers' Marcel Berlin, The Times 'A well-crafted, atmospheric, character-driven thriller - I couldn't put it down!' Alex Dahl, author of The Boy At The Door 'A good Nordic police procedural with well-drawn characters' Choice Magazine SOON TO BE A BBC TV SERIES FROM THE PRODUCERS BEHIND WALLANDER AND THE GIRL WITH THE DRAGON TATTOO
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            ISBN 9780241454626
            Released AU 5 Jun 2020
            Publisher Penguin
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            Series The Cold Case Quartet
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            One Day I'll Tell You Everything

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            By Pagano, Emmanuelle

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            The winner of the 2009 European Prize for Literature, this startling and powerful French novel is translated into English for the first time.

            ISBN 9781922268914
            Published AU 2 Jun 2020
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            Elly

            Elly (Hardback)

            By Wetzel, Maike

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            A missing child is a nightmare for any family. But what happens when they come back? Eleven-year-old Elly is missing. After an extensive police search she is presumed dead, and her family must learn to live with a gaping hole in their lives. Then, four years later, she reappears.... But soon her parents and sister are plagued by doubts. Is this stranger really the same little girl who went missing? And if not, who is she? Elly is a gripping tale of grief, longing, and doubt, which takes every parent's greatest fear and lets it play out to an emotionally powerful, memorable climax. It is a literary novel with all the best qualities of a thriller.
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            ISBN 9781925849165
            Published AU 28 Apr 2020
            Publisher Scribe Publications
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            The Light After the War

            The Light After the War (Trade Paperback / Paperback)

            By Abriel, Anita

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            In the bestselling tradition of THE GIRL FROM MUNICH and THE TATTOOIST OF AUSCHWITZ, an extraordinary tale based on the true story of how the author's mother survived World War II against all odds. In 1946 two young Hungarian refugees arrive in Naples determined to start a new li...fe after losing everyone they loved before the war. Vera Frankel and her best friend, Edith Ban, are haunted by their terrifying escape from a train headed for Auschwitz after their mothers threw them from the carriage, promising they would follow. But instead the girls found themselves alone in a frozen, alien land. They managed to find refuge and barter for their lives by working on an isolated farm in Austria until the end of the war. Armed with a letter of recommendation from an American general, Vera finds work and new hope at the United States Embassy and, despite her best intentions, falls in love the handsome and enigmatic Captain Anton Wight. But as Vera and Edith grapple with the aftermath of the war, so too does Anton, and when he suddenly disappears, Vera is forced to drastically change course. Their quest to overcome their terrible losses and rebuild their lives takes Vera and Edith from Naples to Ellis Island to Venezuela and finally Sydney as they begin to build careers, reunite with old friends - and find love. Heartbreakingly moving and compelling, THE LIGHT AFTER THE WAR is inspired by the story of the author's Holocaust survivor mother and her escape with her best friend from a train to Auschwitz. Praise for The Light After the War`You will be swept away by this fast-paced, heartbreaking and hopeful tale of friendship, family, second chances and the enduring power of love, based on the true story of the author's mother in war-torn Europe.' Kristin Harmel, bestselling author of The Room on Rue Amelie `A heartfelt and memorable tale of family, love, resilience and the triumph of human spirit.' Pam Jenoff, bestselling author of The Lost Girls of Paris
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            ISBN 9781760852405
            Published AU 1 Feb 2020
            Publisher Simon & Schuster Australia
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