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            Of Mice and Men

            Of Mice and Men (Paperback, New edition)

            By Steinbeck, Mr John; Steinbeck, John

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            George and his simple-minded friend Lennie, have nothing in the world except each other - and a dream. A dream that one day they will have some land of their own. Eventually they find work on a ranch, but their hopes are doomed as Lennie - struggling against extreme cruelty, misu...nderstanding and jealousy - becomes a victim of his own strength.
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            ISBN 9780141185101
            Released AU 22 Sep 2000
            Publisher Penguin
            Interest Age General Audience
            Series Penguin Modern Classics
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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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            Broken Rules and Other Stories

            Broken Rules and Other Stories (Trade Paperback / Paperback)

            By Thompson, Barry Lee

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            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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            Heart of Darkness

            Heart of Darkness (Paperback)

            By Conrad, Joseph

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            HarperCollins is proud to present its range of best-loved, essential classics.

            ISBN 9780008195663
            Released AU 20 Jun 2016
            Publisher HarperCollins Publishers
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            Series Collins Classics
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            Hermit: the international bestseller and stunningly original crime thriller

            Hermit: the international bestseller and stunningly original crime thriller (Trade Paperback / Paperback)

            By White, S. R.

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            Riveting, atmospheric and unforgettably original, HERMIT is perfect for fans of acclaimed crime authors like Jane Harper, Chris Hammer, Tana French and Susie Steiner.

            ISBN 9781472268440
            Released AU 22 Sep 2020
            Publisher Headline Publishing Group
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            Ordinary Matter

            Ordinary Matter (Trade Paperback / Paperback)

            By Elvery, Laura

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            In 1895 Alfred Nobel rewrote his will and left his fortune made in dynamite and munitions to generations of thinkers. Since 1901 women have been honoured with Nobel Prizes for their scientific research twenty times, including Marie Curie twice. Spanning more than a century and ra...nging across the world, this inventive story collection is inspired by these women whose work has altered history and saved millions of lives. From a transformative visit to the Grand Canyon to a baby washing up on a Queensland beach, a climate protest during a Paris heatwave to Stockholm on the eve of the 1977 Nobel Prize ceremony, these stories interrogate the nature of inspiration and discovery, motherhood and sacrifice, illness and legacy. Sometimes the extraordinary pivots on the ordinary.
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            ISBN 9780702262760
            Published AU 1 Sep 2020
            Publisher University of Queensland Press
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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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            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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            Series Text Classics
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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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            The Thursday Murder Club

            The Thursday Murder Club (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
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            Series The Thursday Murder Club
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