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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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            No Small Shame: One wrong choice will change her life forever

            No Small Shame: One wrong choice will change her life forever (Trade Paperback / Paperback)

            By Bell, Christine

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            Australia, 1914. The world is erupting in war. Jobs are scarce and immigrants unwelcome. For young Catholic Mary O'Donnell, this is not the new life she imagined. When one foolish night of passion leads to an unexpected pregnancy and a loveless marriage, Mary's reluctant husband ...Liam escapes to the trenches. With her overbearing mother attempting to control her every decision, Mary flees to Melbourne determined to build a life for herself and her child. There, she forms an unlikely friendship with Protestant army reject Tom Robbins. But as a shattering betrayal is revealed, Mary must make an impossible choice. Does she embrace the path fate has set for her, or follow the one she longs to take? From the harshness of a pit village in Scotland to the upheaval of wartime Australia, No Small Shame tells the moving story of love and duty, loyalty and betrayal, and confronting the past before you can seek a future.
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            ISBN 9781920727901
            Published AU 1 Apr 2020
            Publisher Ventura Press
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            If It Bleeds: four irresistible new stories from the master, including the standalone sequel to THE OUTSIDER
             

            If It Bleeds: four irresistible new stories from the master, including the standalone sequel to THE OUTSIDER (Hardback)

            By King, Stephen

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            • Pub Date
              5 May 20

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

            ISBN 9781529391534
            Released AU 5 May 2020
            Publisher Hodder & Stoughton
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            The Palace of Angels
             

            The Palace of Angels (Paperback)

            By Massoud Morsi, Mohammed

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            The reader is confronted by the dichotomy between love and the lifetime punishment of war. What do we ultimately become when we are bereft of hope? Are we really prepared to pay the price for what we believe in? This trilogy of novels traverses the personal narrative rarely heard..., and closes with a finale that any lover would applaud.
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            ISBN 9781925893045
            Published AU 1 Sep 2019
            Publisher Wild Dingo Press
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            The Strange Case of Dr Jekyll and Mr Hyde and Other Tales of Terror
             

            The Strange Case of Dr Jekyll and Mr Hyde and Other Tales of Terror (Paperback, Revised edition)

            By Stevenson, Robert Louis; Edited by Mighall, Robert

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            Tells the story of respectable Dr Jekyll's strange association with 'damnable young man' Edward Hyde, the hunt through fog-bound London for a killer, and the final revelation of Hyde's true identity.

            ISBN 9780141439730
            Released AU 5 May 2003
            Publisher Penguin
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            Series Penguin Classics
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            In the Time of Foxes
             

            In the Time of Foxes (Trade Paperback / Paperback)

            By Lennan, Jo

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            • Pub Date
              1 May 20

            '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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            Broken Rules and Other Stories
             

            Broken Rules and Other Stories (Trade Paperback / Paperback)

            By Thompson, Barry Lee

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              1 Sep 20

            These awards-listed, interlinked stories vividly capture the small, rarely spoken moments of our lives that reverberate with meaning, with darkness and with light. An adolescent son and his parents on their annual holiday at a Bournemouth guesthouse become intrigued with the glam...our and otherness of an American family from Boston. An adult son and his mother navigate an unnerving relationship based on dependence and ritual. A woman transgresses her husband's rules and his distaste for parties. A sex-worker empathises with the life of an elderly client. From derelict industrial districts, to a lonely highway diner, to the faded charm of a British seaside resort, these are stories of growing up marginalised and living in working-class England and Australia. Thompson's writing is so clear and deep and lucid you can see every crumb on the tablecloth, every drop of water on a person's hair. Broken Rules and Other Stories nuanced play of character, psychology and language, and its focus on the mysteries we are all involved in when we are out of our depth, exposed to our emotions, our wonders and our longings, marks the emergence of a remarkable new talent. 'A voice in your head, full of texture and truth. Slices of life spliced to yours. Suddenly the stories in Broken Rules are happening to you, finding their way into your brain and heart. You feel as if you were walking with phantom limbs - those of Barry Lee Thompson. Magnificent writing - literature at its strongest, at its gentlest.' - Catherine de Saint Phalle, author of Poum and Alexandre and The Sea & Us
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            ISBN 9781925760552
            Published AU 1 Sep 2020
            Publisher Transit Lounge Publishing
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            Minor Detail
             

            Minor Detail (Trade Paperback / Paperback)

            By Shibli, Adania

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              19 May 20

            From a young Palestinian writer comes this compelling look at the Israel/Palestine conflict, from both the perspective of an Israeli soldier in 1949 as well as that of a young Palestinian woman.

            ISBN 9781922268693
            Published AU 19 May 2020
            Publisher Misc - United Book Distributor
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            Language (English)
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            The Big Score: Cliff Hardy 32
             

            The Big Score: Cliff Hardy 32 (Paperback)

            By Corris, Peter

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            Murder, blackmail, embezzlement - Hardy has his hands full and more in this new collection of short stories.

            ISBN 9781741752236
            Published AU 1 Dec 2007
            Publisher Allen & Unwin
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            Series Cliff Hardy
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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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