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            Lionhearts

            Lionhearts (Trade Paperback / Paperback)

            By Makaryk, Nathan

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            All will be well when King Richard returns . . . but King Richard has been captured. To raise the money for his ransom, every lord in England is raising taxes, the French are eyeing the empty throne, and the man they called Robin Hood , the man the Sheriff claims is dead, is ever...ywhere and nowhere at once. He's with a band of outlaws in Sherwood Forest, raiding guard outposts. He's with Nottingham's largest gang, committing crimes to protest the taxes. He's in the lowest slums of the city, conducting a reign of terror against the city's most vulnerable. A hero to some, a monster to others, and an idea that can't simply be killed. But who's really under the hood? Lionhearts is the second instalment in Nathan Makaryk's captivating Nottingham series that will leave you questioning everything you think you know about Robin Hood, King Richard, and the world they created. ' Nottingham was the most pleasurable reading experience I've had since first discovering George R R Martin's A Song of Ice and Fire.' Bryan Cogman, co-Executive Producer/Writer, Game of Thrones
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            ISBN 9781760899264
            Published AU 15 Sep 2020
            Publisher Penguin
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            Oddfellows
             

            Oddfellows (Paperback)

            By Shakespeare, Nicholas

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            On 1 January 1915, ramifications from the First World War, raging half a world away, were felt in Broken Hill, Australia, when in a guerrilla-style military operation, four citizens were killed and seven wounded. It was the annual picnic day in Broken Hill and a thousand citizens... were dressed for fun when the only enemy attack to take place on Australian soil during World War I, took them by surprise. Nicholas Shakespeare has taken this little known piece of Australian history and turned it into a story for our time.
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            ISBN 9780857987181
            Published AU 2 Jan 2015
            Publisher Random House
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            The Shanghai Wife
             

            The Shanghai Wife (Trade Paperback / Paperback)

            By Harcourt, Emma

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            Forbidden friendship, political conspiracy and incendiary passion draw Australian woman Annie Brand deep into the glamour and turmoil of 1920s Shanghai. Shanghai, 1925: Leaving behind the loneliness and trauma of her past in country Australia, Annie Brand arrives to the political... upheaval and glittering international society of Shanghai in the 1920s. Journeying up the Yangtze with her new husband, the ship's captain, Annie revels in the sense of adventure but when her husband decides the danger is too great and sends her back to Shanghai, her freedom is quickly curtailed. Against her will, Annie finds herself living alone in the International Settlement, increasingly suffocated by the judgemental Club ladies and their exclusive social scene: one even more restrictive than that she came from. Sick of salacious gossip and colonial condescension, and desperate to shake off the restrictions of her position in the world, Annie is slowly drawn into the bustling life and otherness of the real Shanghai, and begins to see the world from the perspective of the local people, including the servants who work at her husband's Club. But this world is far more complex and dangerous than the curious Annie understands and unknowingly, she becomes caught in a web of intrigue and conspiracy as well as a passionate and forbidden love affair she could not have predicted: one with far-reaching consequences...
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            ISBN 9781489249142
            Published AU 18 Jun 2018
            Publisher HarperCollins Publishers
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            See What I Have Done
             

            See What I Have Done (Paperback)

            By Schmidt, Sarah

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            WINNER OF THE ABIA LITERARY FICTION OF THE YEAR 2018 WINNER OF THE MUD LITERARY AWARD 2018 Longlisted for the Women's Prize for Fiction 2018 Shortlisted for the Indie Book Award for Debut Fiction 2018 Shortlisted for The Ned Kelly Awards for Best First Crime 2018 Shortlisted for ...the Strand Critics Awards for Best First Novel Shortlisted for the Davitt Awards for Debut Novel 2018 Longlisted for the ABIA Matt Richell Award for New Writers 2018 'Eerie and compelling, Sarah Schmidt breathes such life into the terrible, twisted tale of Lizzie Borden and her family, she makes it impossible to look away.' Paula Hawkins, bestselling author of The Girl on the Train He was still bleeding. I yelled, 'Someone's killed Father.' I breathed in kerosene air, licked the thickness from my teeth. The clock on the mantel ticked ticked. I looked at Father, the way hands clutched to thighs, the way the little gold ring on his pinky finger sat like a sun. I gave him that ring for his birthday when I no longer wanted it. 'Daddy,' I had said. 'I'm giving this to you because I love you.' He had smiled and kissed my forehead. Lizzie Borden took an axe. Or did she? On 4 August 1892 Andrew and Abby Borden were murdered in their home in Fall River, Massachusetts. During the inquest into the deaths, Lizzie Borden was arrested and charged with the murder of her father and her stepmother. Through the eyes of Lizzie's sister Emma, the housemaid Bridget, the enigmatic stranger Benjamin and the beguiling Lizzie herself, we return to what happened that day in Fall River. 'Haunting, evocative and psychologically taut, See What I Have Done breathes fresh life into the infamous 19th-century murder case surrounding Lizzie Borden. This is a powerful, beautifully researched debut novel that brings us into contact with the recurring American dramas of violence and retribution while summoning the beguiling voices of the past.' Dominic Smith, author of the New York Times bestseller The Last Painting of Sara de
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            ISBN 9780733639890
            Published AU 31 Oct 2017
            Publisher Hachette
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            The Tour
             

            The Tour (Trade Paperback / Paperback)

            By Mackie, Andrew

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              2 Feb 21

            'Ye'll be telling people about this trip for the rest of yer life. It's all ye'll be known for. Don't ruin it.' Nineteen-year-old identical twins Violet and Daisie Chettle can hardly believe their luck when they are recruited as maids to accompany the Queen's Lady-in-Waiting on t...he royal tour to Australia in 1954. It's just the ticket they need away from cold, grey England and the tension that's been brewing at home since the loss of their parents. However, life on board the SS Gothic and indeed in the colony is far from the glamorous adventure they expected, and their relationship becomes even more strained when one twin discovers her sister's unconscionable act of betrayal. As they travel from the bustling streets of Sydney to the remote sheep stations of Dubbo, they try to make the best of it. Diligent Violet is juggling commands from her superiors with the attentions of handsome Aussie driver Jack, while ambitious Daisie seeks love in all the wrong places while clawing her way to top deck. An opportunity to meet their estranged aunt living in the vast outback promises hope for a new future - but have these girls ventured too far from home to ever find their way back? Based around one of the biggest true events in Australian history - the 1954 royal tour by the newly crowned Queen Elizabeth II - this is a wickedly entertaining novel about the rifts and rivalries that can be found in every family, Royal or not.
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            ISBN 9781760890230
            Published AU 2 Feb 2021
            Publisher Penguin
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            The Bushranger's Wife
             

            The Bushranger's Wife (Trade Paperback / Paperback)

            By Adnams, Cheryl

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              6 Jan 21

            He stole her locket ... she stole his heart. Central Highlands of Victoria, 1861 Jack the Devil's reputation precedes him. The most notorious bushranger on the Central Highlands, nothing throws him off his game ... until he holds up Prudence Stanforth and her grandmother. With he...r sweeping red hair and complete lack of fear, Jack can't help but be captivated by the feisty Pru. Weeks later, Pru crosses paths with the respectable businessman, Jack Fairweather, and it's not long before she recognises him as the bushranger who stole her beloved necklace. His price for the locket's return is her silence ... and a kiss. A kiss that sparks something inside them both. When Pru discovers her grandmother has been keeping a devastating secret, running away with Jack the Devil is the perfect escape for her broken heart. The dangerous nature of his less than salubrious occupation is a poetic contradiction to her sheltered upbringing and only fuels their passion. Until that danger becomes a reality. Between the return of dark elements from Jack's past and authorities intent on his capture, Jack and Pru must fight for their future together ... or risk losing everything. A rollicking historical tale about following your heart, finding home in unexpected places - and bushrangers - for readers of Darry Fraser and Alison Stuart.
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            ISBN 9781867208129
            Published AU 6 Jan 2021
            Publisher Harlequin Enterprises (Austral
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            Under the Mistletoe

            Under the Mistletoe (Hardback)

            By Flynn, Katie

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            ALL YOU NEED THIS CHRISTMAS: THE SECOND NOVEL IN THE HEART-WARMING LIVERPOOL SISTERS SERIES Liverpool, 1940 When war comes to Britain, Jessica Wilson and her friend Ruby seize the opportunity to leave behind the orphanage they grew up in and start new lives in the NAAFI.

            ISBN 9781529123883
            Released AU 20 Oct 2020
            Publisher Cornerstone
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            Series The Liverpool Sisters
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            The Dressmaker of Paris: A sweeping, breathtaking historical novel
             

            The Dressmaker of Paris: A sweeping, breathtaking historical novel (Trade Paperback / Paperback)

            By Kaufmann, Georgia

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              26 Nov 20

            A beautifully written, sweeping historical women's fiction novel that spans both time and the globe as we follow one woman's journey from simple country girl to global fashion icon.

            ISBN 9781529322866
            Released AU 26 Nov 2020
            Publisher Hodder & Stoughton
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            Cilka'S Journey

            Cilka'S Journey (Trade Paperback / Paperback)

            By Morris, Heather

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            Her beauty saved her life - and condemned her. Cilka is just sixteen years old when she is taken to Auschwitz-Birkenau Concentration Camp, in 1942. The Commandant at Birkenau, Schwarzhuber, notices her long beautiful hair, and forces her separation from the other w omen prisoners.... Cilka learns quickly that power, even unwillingly given, equals survival. After liberation, Cilka is charged as a collaborator for sleeping with the enemy and sent to Siberia. But what choice did she have? And where did the lines of morality lie for Cilka, who was sent to Auschwitz when still a child? In a Siberian prison camp, Cilka faces challenges both new and horribly familiar, including the unwanted attention of the guards. But when she makes an impression on a woman doctor, Cilka is taken under her wing. Cilka begins to tend to the ill in the camp, struggling to care for them under brutal conditions. Cilka finds endless resources within herself as she daily confronts death and faces terror. And when she nurses a man called Ivan, Cilka finds that despite everything that has happened to her, there is room in her heart for love. 'She was the bravest person I ever met' - Lale Sokolov, The Tattooist of Auschwitz
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            ISBN 9781760686048
            Published AU 1 Oct 2019
            Publisher Allen & Unwin
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            The Storm Child
             

            The Storm Child (Hardback)

            By Bradshaw, Rita

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            The Storm Child is a heart-warming saga by Rita Bradshaw, author of the bestselling One Snowy Night, set in the years leading up to WWII.

            ISBN 9781509898114
            Released AU 17 Sep 2020
            Publisher Pan Macmillan
            Interest Age 18+ years
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