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            People Like Us
             

            People Like Us (Trade Paperback / Paperback, UK Airports ed)

            By Fein, Louise

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            Published in the US under the title 'Daughter of the Reich'. A love story set in 1930s Germany. Hetty, daughter of an SS officer, falls in love with Walter, a Jew - but will the steady march of dark forces destroy their world, or can love ultimately triumph?

            ISBN 9781789545012
            Released AU 5 Aug 2020
            Publisher Head of Zeus
            Interest Age General Audience
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            Victory for the Bluebird Girls
             

            Victory for the Bluebird Girls (Hardback)

            By Archer, Rosie

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            The heartwarming final chapter in the Bluebird Girls series. Perfect for fans of Lizzie Page and Elaine Everest

            ISBN 9781529405316
            Released AU 23 Jul 2020
            Publisher Quercus Publishing Plc
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            The Gates of Athens: Book One of Athenian

            The Gates of Athens: Book One of Athenian (Hardback)

            By Iggulden, Conn

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            The momentous struggle between Athens and Sparta as rival powers and political systems will last for twenty-seven years (431 to 404 BC). It will end in the fall of Athens. Filled with cunning political scheming, astonishing military prowess, invasions, treacheries, plagues, ambit...ions, virtues, and emotions and a lot of intrigue, Conn Iggulden brings to life one of the most thrilling chapters of the ancient world.
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            ISBN 9780241351239
            Released AU 20 Oct 2020
            Publisher Penguin
            Interest Age General Audience
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            Summer

            Summer (Hardback)

            By Smith, Ali

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            The unmissable finale to Ali Smith's dazzling literary tour de force: the Seasonal quartet concludes in 2020 with Summer PRAISE FOR SEASONAL: 'The novel of the year is obviously Autumn' Observer on Autumn 'Masterful... Winter is utterly original' New York Times Book Review on Win...ter 'Luminous, generous, hope-filled... A dazzling hymn to hope. Ali Smith is lighting us a path out of the nightmarish now' Observer on Spring 'Smith's seasonal quartet of novels is a bold and brilliant experiment' Independent
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            ISBN 9780241207062
            Released AU 6 Aug 2020
            Publisher Penguin
            Interest Age General Audience
            Series Seasonal Quartet
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            Ruby Moonlight

            Ruby Moonlight (Paperback)

            By Cobby Eckermann, Ali

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            Ruby Moonlight, a novel of the impact of colonisation in mid north South Australia around 1880. The main character, Ruby, refugee of a massacre, shelters in the woods where she befriends an Irishman trapper. The poems convey how fear of discovery is overcome by the need for human... contact, which, in a tense unravelling of events, is forcibly challenged by an Aboriginal lawman. The natural world is richly observed and Rubys courtship is measured by the turning of the seasons.
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            ISBN 9781921248511
            Published AU 1 May 2012
            Publisher Magabala Books
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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 13+ years
            Series The Matilda Saga
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            Before We Were Yours
             

            Before We Were Yours (Trade Paperback / Paperback)

            By Wingate, Lisa

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              2 Dec 20

            THE BLOCKBUSTER HIT - A #1 New York Times, USA Today, Wall Street Journal, and Publishers Weekly Bestseller Two families, generations apart, are forever changed by a heartbreaking injustice in this poignant novel, inspired by a true story, for readers of Orphan Train and The Nigh...tingale. Born into a world of wealth and privilege, Avery Stafford seems to have it all. A loving daughter to her father, a US senator, with her own ambitious career as a lawyer and a handsome fiance waiting for her in Baltimore, she has lived a charmed life. But when Avery returns to Aiken to help her father weather a health crisis and a political attack, a chance encounter with May Crandall, an elderly woman she's never met before, leaves Avery deeply shaken. Avery's decision to learn more about May's life will take her on a journey through a hidden history of stolen children and illegal adoption. A journey that will reveal a secret that could lead to devastation...or redemption. Based on one of America's most notorious real-life scandals-in which Georgia Tann, director of a Memphis-based adoption organization, kidnapped and sold poor children to wealthy families all over the country-Lisa Wingate's riveting, wrenching, and ultimately uplifting tale reminds us how, even though the paths we take can lead to many places, the heart never forgets where we belong. PRAISE 'Wingate is a compelling storyteller, steeping her narrative with a forward momentum that keeps the reader as engaged and curious.' - Publisher's Weekly 'It is impossible not to get swept up in this near perfect novel. It invades your heart from the very first pages and stays there long after the book is finished.' - Huffington Post 'The society seems too Dickensian to be true, except that it was, and its black-market adoption practices caused a stir in the mid-twentieth century. Wingate writes with flair, and her distinctly drawn characters and adept use of the adoption scandal will keep readers turning the pages.' - Booklist '
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            ISBN 9781867218401
            Published AU 2 Dec 2020
            Publisher HarperCollins Publishers
            Interest Age General Audience
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            The Cloud Leopard's Daughter
             

            The Cloud Leopard's Daughter (Paperback)

            By Challinor, Deborah

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            A story of love, family, adventure and intrigue, set against backdrops of the gold rushes in Australia and New Zealand and the Opium Wars in China. When Kitty and Rian Farrell sail their schooner Katipo III in Dunedin Harbour in 1863, they are on a mission. The goldfields have at...tracted all-comers, including their friend Wong Fu from Ballarat. Wong Fu reveals he is more than a mere fortune seeker: he is in fact the Cloud Leopard tong master of the Wong family, and his daughter has been kidnapped and taken to opium-ridden Hong Kong. Rian and Kitty agree to try to find the Cloud Leopard's daughter, but as they sail closer to their quarry, the stakes jump dramatically. Kitty's adopted daughter Amber is kidnapped when they are forced to stop at Manilla, and it looks like the same party is behind this crime. Kitty, Rian and their crew must not only search for two young women, they must navigate dangerous shoals of pirates, corrupt officials, greedy rulers, wronged lovers and petty grievances. Cloud Leopard's daughter continues the story of Kitty, Rian and Amber - now wiser and stronger - as they straddle both sides of the law against the backdrop of gold rushes in Australia and New Zealand and the Opium Wars in China. PRAISE FOR A TATTOOED HEART 'Brilliant finale to this series based on Australia's convict past' - Jan GoodReads '...one of those books that you want to read slowly so it doesn't end but can't help rushing through to find out what happens!' - Sarah Courtney, GoodReads 'Fantastic end to the convict girls series! Couldn't put it down!!!' - Catherine Maisey, GoodReads
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            ISBN 9781460753101
            Published AU 18 Sep 2017
            Publisher HarperCollins Publishers
            Interest Age General Audience
            Series Smuggler's Wife
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            The Book Thief

            The Book Thief (Paperback)

            By Zusak, Markus

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            It is 1939. Nazi Germany. The country is holding its breath. Death has never been busier, and he will become busier still.

            ISBN 9781743515860
            Published AU 1 Nov 2013
            Publisher Pan Macmillan
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            The Drover's Wife

            The Drover's Wife (Trade Paperback / Paperback)

            By Purcell, Leah

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            Leah Purcell's play caused a sensation on performance and won the NSW Premier's Prize Book of the Year and now she is expanding that play and a film script to write a novel that while still 'Tarantino meets Deadwood' is also so much more. In the titular character The Drover's Wif...e, Purcell has created a figure who is as resonant and significant as Ned Kelly. Lawson's original short story is reimagined vividly to portray the drover's heroic wife as a righteous avenger - on behalf of herself, her children and her race - in a savage male world. Challenging responses to family violence and black white relations. A taut thriller of our pioneering past, The Drover's Wife is full of fury, power, family love and intimate friendships. And has a black sting to the tail, reaching from our nation's settled infancy into our complicated present.
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            ISBN 9780143791478
            Published AU 3 Dec 2019
            Publisher Penguin
            Interest Age General Audience
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