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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 Inheritors

            The Inheritors (Trade Paperback / Paperback)

            By Cayre, Hannelore

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            She had been dead now for four days and I had become rich. Unimaginably rich. Blanche de Rigny has always considered herself the black sheep of the family. And a black sheep on crutches at that. But it turns out her family tree has branches she didn't even know existed. And many ...of them are rotten to the core. As Blanche learns more about the legacy left by her wealthy Parisian ancestors, she decides a little family tree pruning might be in order. But great wealth also brings great responsibility - a form of richesse oblige, perhaps - and Blanche has a plan to use her inheritance to cure the world of its ills. Spanning two centuries, from Paris on the eve of the Franco-Prussian War to the modern day, this unforgettable family saga lays bare the persistent and poisonous injustice of inequality. In her trademark razor-sharp style, Hannelore Cayre again delivers the sardonic humour and devilish creativity that made The Godmother an international bestseller.
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            ISBN 9781760642662
            Published AU 7 Sep 2020
            Publisher Black Inc
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            At Night's End
             

            At Night's End (Trade Paperback / Paperback)

            By Baram, Nir

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            • Pub Date
              29 Sep 20

            An exciting new English translation of Israel's #1 bestselling literary novelist Nir Baram

            ISBN 9781922330178
            Published AU 29 Sep 2020
            Publisher Misc - United Book Distributor
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            Heart of Darkness

            Heart of Darkness (Paperback)

            By Conrad, Joseph

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            HarperCollins is proud to present its range of best-loved, essential classics.

            ISBN 9780008195663
            Released AU 20 Jun 2016
            Publisher HarperCollins Publishers
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            Series Collins Classics
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            Truly, Madly, Deeply: A Novel
             

            Truly, Madly, Deeply: A Novel (Hardback)

            By Kingsbury, Karen

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              2 Dec 20

            In love for the first time, a son's decisions about the future divides his family in this fearless and thought-provoking novel.

            ISBN 9781982104382
            Released AU 2 Dec 2020
            Publisher Simon & Schuster
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            Series Baxter Family
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            The Great Gatsby

            The Great Gatsby (Paperback)

            By Fitzgerald, F. Scott; Introduction by Marchetta, Melina

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            Everybody who is anybody is seen at Jay Gatsby's glittering Long Island parties. Yet Gatsby himself is reserved, unknowable. He seems always to be watching and waiting, though no one knows what for. When he finally draws the beautiful Daisy Buchanan back into his orbit, he sets i...n motion a series of tragedies
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            ISBN 9781922079558
            Published AU 22 Feb 2013
            Publisher Misc - United Book Distributor
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            The Perfect World of Miwako Sumida
             

            The Perfect World of Miwako Sumida (Trade Paperback / Paperback)

            By Goenawan, Clarissa

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              29 Sep 20

            A bewitching novel set in contemporary Japan about the mysterious suicide of a young woman. Miwako Sumida is dead. Now those closest to her try to piece together the fragments of her life. Ryusei, who has always loved her, follows Miwako's trail to a remote Japanese village. Chie..., Miwako's best friend, was the only person to know her true identity - but is now the time to reveal it? Meanwhile, Fumi, Ryusei's sister, is harbouring her own haunting secret. Together, they realise that the young woman they thought they knew had more going on behind her seemingly perfect fa ade than they could ever have dreamed.
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            ISBN 9781922310286
            Published AU 29 Sep 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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            Anxious People: A funny, comforting and wise new novel from the bestselling author of A Man Called Ove - the perfect escapist treat!

            Anxious People: A funny, comforting and wise new novel from the bestselling author of A Man Called Ove - the perfect escapist treat! (Trade Paperback / Paperback)

            By Backman, Fredrik

            The author of A Man Called Ove is back with a riotous comedy about a hostage-situation at a Swedish apartment viewing. A bank robber on the run locks himself in with an over-enthusiastic estate agent, two bitter IKEA-addicts, a pregnant woman, a suicidal multi-millionaire and a r...abbit. In the end the robber gives up and lets everyone go, but when the police storm the apartment it is . . . empty. In a series of dysfunctional testimonies after the event, the witnesses all tell their version of what really happened and it's clear we have a classic locked-room mystery on our hands: How did the robber manage to escape? Why is everyone so angry? And: What is WRONG with people these days?
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            ISBN 9780718186623
            Released AU 18 Aug 2020
            Publisher Penguin
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            Harbour
             

            Harbour (Trade Paperback / Paperback)

            By Lindqvist, John Ajvide

            On a winter trip home to the island of Domaro, Anders and Cecilia take their six-year-old daughter Maja across the ice to visit the lighthouse at Gavasten. And Maja disappears. Leaving not even a footprint in the snow. Two years later, alone and more or less permanently drunk, An...ders returns to Domaro to confront his dispair.
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            ISBN 9781921656675
            Published AU 27 Sep 2010
            Publisher Misc - United Book Distributor
            Interest Age 14+ years
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