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            The Thursday Murder Club: The Record-Breaking Sunday Times Number One Bestseller

            The Thursday Murder Club: The Record-Breaking Sunday Times Number One Bestseller (Trade Paperback / Paperback)

            By Osman, Richard

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            PRE-ORDER NOW: THE FIRST BOOK IN THE GRIPPING THURSDAY MURDER CLUB SERIES BY TV PRESENTER RICHARD OSMAN In a peaceful retirement village, four unlikely friends meet up once a week to investigate unsolved killings. But when a local property developer shows up dead, 'The Thursday M...urder Club' find themselves in the middle of their first live case. The four friends, Elizabeth, Joyce, Ibrahim and Ron, might be octogenarians, but they still have a few tricks up their sleeves. Can our unorthodox but brilliant gang catch the killer, before it's too late? **** Cover photograph (c) Ray Burmiston
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            ISBN 9780241425459
            Released AU 1 Sep 2020
            Publisher Penguin
            Interest Age General Audience
            Series The Thursday Murder Club
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            Maeve Binchy's Treasury

            Maeve Binchy's Treasury (Trade Paperback / Paperback)

            By Binchy, Maeve

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            These stories from Australia and around the world abound with Maeve Binchy's trademark generosity of spirit. Drawn with affection and wisdom, this heart-warming treasury embraces families, friends, lovers and the lonely with laughter and sadness, thoughtfulness and humour. Molly ...is on an unexpected holiday in Greece in a villa for four. And in being true to herself, she finds more than she ever imagined. Nick and Janet meet at the Sydney Fish Markets... everything seems perfect, what could go wrong? Victoria imagines what it would mean to her widowed father to join her in his beloved Paris for a weekend. Victor, a self-confessed romantic, accompanies a friend to Australia with no thought of love on his mind. Elsa makes a Christmas wish at the Statue of Liberty which comes true in a most unexpected way. Ben chooses Ireland as his Christmas-time hideout where he acts as peace-maker between an estranged father and daughter.
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            ISBN 9781760879228
            Published AU 1 Dec 2020
            Publisher Allen & Unwin
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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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            Life, Bound

            Life, Bound (Paperback)

            By Matta, Marian

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            Free agents or captives of our past? In Life, Bound, characters find themselves caught in situations not of their own making, or trapped by ingrained habits, walking in grooves carved out by past events. An artist's progress is pleasingly channeled into a pattern laid down a cent...ury earlier. A solitary man's story is almost preordained, but is indecipherable to researchers looking back some sixty years later. Karma mops up in the wake of a mousy clerk. A local legend falls foul of the town gossip. Spouses are constrained or liberated by love. Sexuality, gender, resentments, attachments and perversities all play a part. Yet the grip of the past needn't always hold firm. Many protagonists are offered a potentially life-changing moment; whether or not they grasp it is up to them. 'Marian Matta's superb stories are both uplifting and heart wrenching.' - Joanna Atherfold Finn, author of Watermark 'Warm and witty stories. Marian Matta reveals her characters with razor-sharp clarity.' - Lynette Washington, author of Plane Tree Drive
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            ISBN 9781925227710
            Published AU 1 Oct 2020
            Publisher MidnightSun Publishing Pty
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            Snow

            Snow (Trade Paperback / Paperback, Export - Airside ed)

            By Banville, John

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            'The body is in the library,' Colonel Osborne said. 'Come this way.' Following the discovery of the body of a highly respected parish priest at Ballyglass House - the Co. Wexford family seat of the aristocratic, secretive Osborne family - Detective Inspector St. John Strafford is... called in from Dublin to investigate.
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            ISBN 9780571362684
            Released AU 3 Nov 2020
            Publisher Faber and Faber
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            The Lonely Wife
             

            The Lonely Wife (Hardback)

            By Wood, Val

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              12 Jan 21

            A powerful story about a woman's struggle in a loveless marriage, from the Sunday Times bestselling author Val Wood. 1850: Beatrix is just eighteen when her father tells her she is to marry a stranger.

            ISBN 9781787632622
            Released AU 12 Jan 2021
            Publisher Transworld Publishers
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            The Reasons I Won't Be Coming
             

            The Reasons I Won't Be Coming (Paperback)

            By Perlman, Elliot

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            A collection of stories, full of passion and intelligence, from the author of the international bestseller SEVEN TYPES OF AMBIGUITY. Passionate, witty, vulnerable, honest - these are the distinctive features of the stories in this collection from the internationally bestselling a...uthor of THREE DOLLARS and SEVEN TYPES OF AMBIGUITY. Elliot Perlman's clever and thoughtful tales explore the complex worlds of lovers, poets, lawyers, immigrants, students and murderers; the corporate betrayals, the lost opportunities, the hopes, the fears and the vagaries of desire.
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            ISBN 9781742753010
            Published AU 3 Oct 2011
            Publisher Random House
            Interest Age 14+ years
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            The Honey Thief
              

            The Honey Thief (Paperback)

            By Mazari, Najaf; Hillman, Robert

            • RRP: $24.99
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            From the authors of the bestseller The Rugmaker of Mazar-e-Sharif comes their latest book, The Honey Thief. A superb collection of spellbinding tales from Afghanistan that portray a vivid landscape of hardship and brotherhood, catastrophes and miracles. These tales of peasants, p...oisoners and kings leap into life to reveal the rich storytelling traditions of Afghanistan. The beekeeper said to the boy: "Abbas, I have a question for you. The question is this: can a bee catch a cold?" Abbas smiled. "Can a bee catch a cold? No. It is impossible, Sir." "It is not impossible. A bee can catch a cold." "How do you know?" "I have seen a bee sneezing." "No!" said Abbas. Then before he could stop himself, he said, "God will punish you for telling lies!" Ahmad Hussein laughed. He was teasing Abbas, but when a boy was as full of sorrow as this one, perhaps teasing could help. The mystery and wonder of Afghanistan comes to life in these tales of men who converse with bees and bears; of horseshoe bats in flights that blot out the sun, and of blackbirds that bring golden apples to earth from heaven. The sorrow of this extraordinary land is here too in the story of Abdul Kaliq, the king-killer, who ends his life on a scaffold in Kabul, and of Majid the Madman who turns to music for solace when his children die of plague. Other tales tell of an aged wolf who proves to a shepherd boy that he is the most intelligent creature on earth; of Proud Nadia, courted with a copy of Huckleberry Finn; and of the master poisoner Nightfall, who creates a cookbook of enchantments. Whether the tale is of wolves or wizards, The Honey Thief conveys in writing of surprising tenderness what it is like to grow up in a land of bloodshed and brotherhood, of miracles and catastrophes. "I have seen a bee sneezing," said Ahmad Hussein. "When I said, 'God bless you!' the bee said to me, 'You say, 'God bless you', Ahmad Hussein, and yet look where you have placed our house! You have placed it w
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            ISBN 9780980757040
            Published AU 1 Aug 2011
            Publisher Insight Publications
            Interest Age 14+ years
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            Selected Stories Of Henry Lawson

            Selected Stories Of Henry Lawson (Hardback)

            By Lawson, Henry

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            ISBN 9781460755693
            Published AU 20 Nov 2017
            Publisher HarperCollins Publishers
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            The Fireflies of Autumn: And Other Tales of San Ginese
             

            The Fireflies of Autumn: And Other Tales of San Ginese (Trade Paperback / Paperback)

            By Giovannoni, Moreno

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            San Ginese is a village in Tuscany. Many of its inhabitants travelled to Australia and America to work, and some of them returned. The Fireflies of Autumn tells of its rich, sometimes tragic life throughout the course of the twentieth century.These linked tales recall the fables ...of Italo Calvino, the intimacy and sometimes shocking candour of Elena Ferrante, and Colm Toibin's nuanced sense of migration's losses and gains. But ultimately Moreno Giovannoni is an original. In writing that appears simple, but which has great complexity and power, he offers literary style, cultural wisdom and complete immersion in a fully imagined Italian world. This is Tuscany as you have never seen it before.Giovannoni was the inaugural winner of the Deborah Cass Prize. The judges, Alice Pung, Christos Tsiolkas and Tony Ayres, called his work owhimsical without being sentimental, inventive without being precious a it captures in a humorous, ironical voice something delicate but intangible about loss, nostalgia and home.o
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            ISBN 9781863959940
            Published AU 2 Jul 2018
            Publisher Black Inc
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