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            Maeve Binchy's Treasury
             

            Maeve Binchy's Treasury (Trade Paperback / Paperback)

            By Binchy, Maeve

            • RRP: $29.99
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              1 Dec 20

            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
            Interest Age General Audience
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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
            Interest Age General Audience
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            40 Available at publisher; allow 3-6 weeks delivery due to Covid 19 freight delays
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            Rural Dreams

            Rural Dreams (Paperback)

            By Hickey, Margaret

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            Funny, heartbreaking and true; the characters in Rural Dreams are the people we know and grew up with. Some of them might even be us. A girl finds strength in poetry, a football coach ponders obsession, a woman grapples with the fall out of an affair and a mother can't and won't ...stop swearing. In 'Binky', the character asks, 'who gets the farm?' and in 'Rescue', a backpacker is pulled out of a crocodile swamp. Written through the lens of landscape, Rural Dreams highlights the richness of life on the land and showcases the beauty of lives lived outside city walls. 'Rural Australia is a dangerously neglected part of our national consciousness - Margaret Hickey populates it with stories that are lively, entertaining and authentic.' - Martin Flanagan
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            ISBN 9781925227680
            Published AU 1 Oct 2020
            Publisher MidnightSun Publishing Pty
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            Treasures of the Deep: More Tales of the Ship Kings
             

            Treasures of the Deep: More Tales of the Ship Kings (Paperback)

            By McGahan, Andrew

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            He turned: the scapegoat was pointing a fleshy arm directly down at the water, and following it Roland saw a mass of pale, stringy lines suddenly seething up from the deeps to surface all about the ship. He froze in disbelief. It couldn't be- But then the cry went up from the mai...n deck. 'Ropes! White ropes!' And so the horror began. A ship and its crew held in thrall by an ancient sea creature, a young girl blinded by foresight, a scapegoat with a gift to foresee death - these haunting short stories set in the Four Isles, the setting of Andrew McGahan's highly acclaimed Ship Kings series, tell fascinating tales of tall ships, ancient grudges and the full significance of the meaning of indefinite survival in an ocean that holds as many mysteries as it does drops of water. 'A fitting end to the epic Ship Kings series, Treasures of the Deep moves with mysterious grandeur through lost oceans and wild. Its captains and crew, both real and ghostly, find equal parts horror and wonder in their path. These are some deep, dark, fantastical adventures. Do you dare to set sail?' --Margo Lanagan
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            ISBN 9781760524845
            Published AU 3 Nov 2020
            Publisher Allen & Unwin
            Interest Age Children / Young Adults
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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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            Common People
             

            Common People (Trade Paperback / Paperback)

            By Birch, Tony

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            From the 2016 Victorian Premier's Literary Award-winning author of Ghost River.

            ISBN 9780702259838
            Published AU 31 Jul 2017
            Publisher University of Queensland Press
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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 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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            58 In stock at publisher; delivery usually 15-20 working days due to covid19 delays
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            The Hunter and other stories of men

            The Hunter and other stories of men (Trade Paperback / Paperback)

            By Cohen, David

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            A property developer fears that a burgeoning ibis population will prevent the construction of a high rise apartment complex; a bus stop outside a dementia care facility in Dusseldorf suffers its own identity crisis; a young man's new job requires him to pose as a woodcutter and w...ave at a trainload of tourists; an aging, reclusive archivist becomes locked in a strange battle of wills with a courier; a backpacker in Israel has a bizarre religious experience. In these award winning stories, David Cohen explores the oddities of human behaviour with wit, affection and startling brilliance. `AN EXCEPTIONAL WRITER ' Newtown Review of Books
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            ISBN 9781925760064
            Published AU 1 Aug 2018
            Publisher Transit Lounge Publishing
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            810 In stock at publisher; delivery usually 15-20 working days due to covid19 delays
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