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            Soldiers
             

            Soldiers (Trade Paperback / Paperback)

            By Remiger, Tom

            • RRP: $29.99
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            • Pub Date
              1 Sep 20

            Winner of the 2019 Michael Gifkins Prize for an Unpublished Novel, Soldiers is a raw and empathetic portrait of young soldiers as they come of age in the chaos of war.

            ISBN 9781922268686
            Published AU 1 Sep 2020
            Publisher Misc - United Book Distributor
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            Paris Never Leaves You

            Paris Never Leaves You (Trade Paperback / Paperback)

            By Feldman, Ellen

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            An unforgettable story of love, courage and impossible choices, from wartime Paris to 1950s New York. The war is over, but the past is never past ... Paris 1944. Charlotte is working in a tiny Paris bookstore in Nazi-occupied Paris with her baby daughter, Vivi, and fighting for h...er life. Charlotte is no victim - she is a survivor. But can she survive the next chapter of her life? Seamlessly interweaving Charlotte's story between wartime Paris and the 1950s world of New York publishing, Paris Never Leaves You is an unforgettable story of resilience, love - and impossible choices. 'Masterful, magnificent. A passionate story of survival. This story will stay with me for a long time.' Heather Morris, author of The Tattooist of Auschwitz and Cilka's Journey 'This beautiful novel tells the bittersweet story of a young mother's strength and survival during WWII, effortlessly capturing the terror, immediacy, and inextinguishable human spirit.' Noelle Salazar, author of The Flight Girls 'An exquisite novel that gives us what we're hungry for: an intelligent, complex female character who challenges our ideas of right and wrong, morality and immorality. Feldman achieves all of this with admirable precision and wit; she takes aim and does not miss.' Elizabeth J Church, author of All the Beautiful Girls 'Completely compelling. I tore through it. This novel pivots on how we manage to survive surviving ... Charlotte's visceral story will stay with me.' Naomi Wood, New York Times bestselling author of Mrs Hemingway 'With more twists and turns than the back streets of Paris, the story is as propulsively readable as a spy novel, and as rich and psychologically rewarding as only the finest literature can be.' Liza Gyllenhaal, author of Bleeding Heart 'A powerful exploration of some of the most profound questions about love and loyalty resonates strongly today: What would you do to save your child? What is morality in wartime? How do we make peace with the past?' Christina Lynch, autho
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            ISBN 9781760855901
            Published AU 5 Aug 2020
            Publisher Simon & Schuster Australia
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            Letters from Berlin
             

            Letters from Berlin (Trade Paperback / Paperback)

            By Blanchard, Tania

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            • Pub Date
              7 Oct 20

            From the bestselling author of The Girl from Munich and Suitcase of Dreams comes an unforgettable tale of love, courage and betrayal inspired by a true story Berlin, 1943 As the Allied forces edge closer, the Third Reich tightens its grip on its people. For eighteen-year-old Susa...nna Goettmann, this means her beloved adopted family including the man she loves, Leo, are at risk. His mother - Susie's godmother - is forced to register as a Jew and wear the Star of David, bearing the resentment of the village she has always called home. Desperate to protect them any way she can, Susie accepts the help of an influential Nazi officer. It means she must abandon any hope of a future with Leo and enter the terrifying world of the Nazi elite. But all is not lost as her newfound position offers more than she could have hoped for ... With critical intelligence at her fingertips, Susie seizes a dangerous opportunity to help the resistance. The decisions she makes could change the course of the war, but what will they mean for her family and her future? Praise for Tania Blanchard 'Packs an emotional punch that will reverberate far and wide' Weekly Times 'Captures the intensity of a brutal and unforgiving war, successfully weaving love, loss, desperation and, finally, hope into a gripping journey of self-discovery' Courier Mail 'A tumultuous journey from order to bedlam, and from naive acceptance of the status quo to the gradual getting of political wisdom' Sunday Age 'Combining historical tragedy, romance, and true stories ... Superb and enriching' Better Reading
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            ISBN 9781760852054
            Published AU 7 Oct 2020
            Publisher Simon & Schuster Australia
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            Under the Mistletoe
             

            Under the Mistletoe (Hardback)

            By Flynn, Katie

            • RRP: $39.99
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            • Pub Date
              20 Oct 20

            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
            Interest Age General Audience
            Series The Liverpool Sisters
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            The Gift of Rain

            The Gift of Rain (Paperback)

            By Eng, Tan Twan

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            Penang, 1939. Sixteen-year-old Philip Hutton is a loner. Half English, half Chinese and feeling neither, he discovers a sense of belonging in an unexpected friendship with Hayato Endo, a Japanese diplomat. Philip shows his new friend around his adored island of Penang, and in ret...urn Endo trains him in the art and discipline of aikido. But such knowledge comes at a terrible price. The enigmatic Endo is bound by disciplines of his own and when the Japanese invade Malaya, threatening to destroy Philip's family and everything he loves, he realises that his trusted sensei - to whom he owes absolute loyalty - has been harbouring a devastating secret. Philip must risk everything in an attempt to save those he has placed in mortal danger and discover who and what he really is. With masterful and gorgeous narrative, replete with exotic and captivating images, Tan Twan Eng weaves a haunting and unforgettable story of betrayal, barbaric cruelty, steadfast courage and enduring love.
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            ISBN 9781921372346
            Published AU 24 Nov 2008
            Publisher Scribe Publications
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            The Narrow Road to the Deep North

            The Narrow Road to the Deep North (Paperback)

            By Flanagan, Richard

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            Winner of the Man Booker Prize 2014. A novel of the cruelty of war, tenuousness of life and the impossibility of love.August, 1943. In the despair of a Japanese POW camp on the Thai-Burma death railway, Australian surgeon Dorrigo Evans is haunted by his love affair with his uncle...'s young wife two years earlier. Struggling to save the men under his command from starvation, from cholera, from beatings, he receives a letter that will change his life forever. This savagely beautiful novel is a story about the many forms of love and death, of war and truth, as one man comes of age, prospers, only to discover all that he has lost.'The Narrow Road to the Deep North is a big, magnificent novel of passion and horror and tragic irony. Its scope, its themes and its people all seem to grow richer and deeper in significance with the progress of the story, as it moves to its extraordinary resolution. It's by far the best new novel I've read in ages.' - Patrick McGrath 'Beyond comparison . . . an immense achievement . . . Wilfred Owen wrote of his Great War verse- My subject is war, and the pity of war. The poetry is in the pity. Flanagan's triumph is to find poetry without any pity at all.' - Geordie Williamson, The Australian'A story of war and star-crossed lovers, the novel is also a profound meditation on life and time, memory and forgetting . . . a magnificent achievement.' - Katharine England, Adelaide Advertiser'A masterpiece . . . The Narrow Road is an extraordinary piece of writing and a high point in an already distinguished career.' - Michael Williams, The Guardian
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            ISBN 9780143790747
            Published AU 19 Mar 2018
            Publisher Penguin
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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
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            Hannah's War
             

            Hannah's War (Trade Paperback / Paperback)

            By Eliasberg, Jan

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            • Pub Date
              8 Sep 20

            A mesmerizing re-imagination of the final months of World War II, Hannah's War is an unforgettable love story about an exceptional woman, and the dangerous power of her greatest discovery (Kate Quinn, author of The Alice Network)

            ISBN 9780316537445
            Released AU 8 Sep 2020
            Publisher Little, Brown
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            The Secrets Between Us

            The Secrets Between Us (Hardback, Digital original)

            By Lennox, Judith

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            A breathtaking and tumultuous love story of the secrets, hidden passions and loyalties that bind us together. THE SECRETS BETWEEN US is the latest mesmerising tale of drama and intrigue from Judith Lennox, the author of HIDDEN LIVES and THE JEWELLER'S WIFE. Not to be missed by re...aders of Rachel Hore and Kate Morton.
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            ISBN 9781472260697
            Released AU 14 Jul 2020
            Publisher Headline Publishing Group
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            Wedding Bells on the Home Front: A heart-warming story of courage, community and love

            Wedding Bells on the Home Front: A heart-warming story of courage, community and love (Paperback)

            By Clarke, Annie

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            THE THIRD NOVEL IN THE WONDERFUL FACTORY GIRLS SERIES! Three best friends from a County Durham pit village join the ranks of brave women working at a munitions factory. Join them as they journey through the hardships of love, life and war.

            ISBN 9781787462595
            Released AU 23 Jul 2020
            Publisher Cornerstone
            Interest Age General Audience
            Series Factory Girls
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