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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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            If It Bleeds: a stand-alone sequel to the No. 1 bestseller The Outsider, plus three irresistible novellas

            If It Bleeds: a stand-alone sequel to the No. 1 bestseller The Outsider, plus three irresistible novellas (Trade Paperback / Paperback)

            By King, Stephen

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            A collection of four uniquely wonderful long stories, including a stand-alone sequel to the No. 1 bestseller THE OUTSIDER.

            ISBN 9781529391541
            Released AU 21 Apr 2020
            Publisher Hodder & Stoughton
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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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            In the Time of Foxes

            In the Time of Foxes (Trade Paperback / Paperback)

            By Lennan, Jo

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            'A fox could be a shape-shifter, a spirit being. It could appear in human form if this suited its purposes; it could come and go as it pleased, play tricks, lead men astray.' An escapee from the Family in Japan; an animal activist with something to hide; a cafe-owner in Sydney re...connecting with her estranged husband; even a journalist on Mars, face-to-face with his fate. The world has taught these men and women how to change shape, to be cunning - but have they also learned to be wise? In the Time of Foxes is both compellingly readable and deeply insightful about the times in which we live, each narrative a compressed novel. With an exhilarating span of people and places, it shows the short story collection at its most entertaining and rewarding, and introduces Jo Lennan as an irresistible new storyteller.
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            ISBN 9781760855697
            Published AU 1 May 2020
            Publisher Simon & Schuster Australia
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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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            Love & Other Crimes: Stories
             

            Love & Other Crimes: Stories (Trade Paperback / Paperback)

            By Paretsky, Sara

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            From New York Times bestselling author Sara Paretsky, a collection of thrilling crime and detective short stories, many featuring legendary detective V.I. Warshawski--including a brand-new V.I. story. New York Times bestselling author Sara Paretsky is the master of twisting suspe...nse and propulsive plot. She has been hailed by the crime community as a legend (Harlan Coben) and one of the all-time greats (Karin Slaughter). Her acclaimed novels featuring detective V.I. Warshawski rank among the most celebrated crime series in modern fiction. Now in this spellbinding collection, Paretsky showcases her extraordinary talents with fourteen short stories, eight of which feature the indomitable detective--and a new V.I. story. For longtime fans of V.I. Warshawski, new readers discovering her for the first time, or any lover of crime and bone-chilling suspense, Love and Other Crimes is a celebration of Paretsky's exceptional storytelling skill and a searing exploration of the dark conspiracies and desperate human acts hiding in plain sight.
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            ISBN 9780062915542
            Released AU 30 Jun 2020
            Publisher William Morrow & Company
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            Drive, She Said and Other Stories

            Drive, She Said and Other Stories (Trade Paperback / Paperback)

            By McBride, Tracie

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            A collection of horror and dark fantasy short stories. The themes and settings are diverse, but one common thread runs through the stories-they all feature women. Women as protagonists. Women as doomed heroines. Woman as villains. Mothers and spinsters, wives and prostitutes, sis...ters and witches. And in some stories, monsters in feminine form.
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            ISBN 9781925956689
            Published AU 2 Mar 2020
            Publisher Ifwg Publishing Australia
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            After the Carnage
             

            After the Carnage (Paperback)

            By Winch, Tara June

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            ISBN 9780702254147
            Published AU 1 Aug 2016
            Publisher University of Queensland Press
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            Daughters of Cornwall
             

            Daughters of Cornwall (Hardback)

            By Britton, Fern

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            The new book from the Sunday Times bestselling author

            ISBN 9780008225254
            Released AU 2 Sep 2020
            Publisher HarperCollins Publishers
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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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