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              The Coconut Children
               

              The Coconut Children (Trade Paperback / Paperback)

              By Pham, Vivian

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                3 Mar 20

              Sonny and Vince have always known each other. It took two years of juvie, a crazy mother (her), a violent father (him) and a porn stash for them to meet again. Sonny is in her last year of school and with protective parents she is forced to watch the world from her bedroom window.... She has a habit of falling hopelessly in love with just about anyone. Vince is handsome, brash, a leader in the gangs, who became a legend after he was taken away by juvenile justice two years ago. Now, Vince is back. One problem- they have not been friends since they were children. Growing up in the vertigo of 1990's Cabramatta, of households which harbour histories and parents who are difficult to love, they stumble upon each other once more. While sharing the ugly and scary details of Western Sydney in this time, Vivian Pham also illuminates the beauty, hope, possibility, kindness and love that can spring from small gestures and strong friendships.
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              ISBN 9780143793830
              Published AU 3 Mar 2020
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              The Origin of Me
               

              The Origin of Me (Trade Paperback / Paperback)

              By Gallate, Bernard

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                17 Mar 20

              Lincoln Locke's fifteen-year-old life is turned upside down when he's thrust into bachelor-pad living with his dad, after his parents' marriage breaks up, and into an exclusive new school. Crestfield Academy offers him a new set of peers - the cr me de la cr me of gifted individu...als, who also happen to be financially loaded - and a place on the swim relay team with a bunch of thugs in Speedos. Homunculus, the little voice inside Lincoln's head, doesn't make life any easier; nor does Lincoln's growing awareness of a genetic anomaly that threatens to humiliate him at every turn. On a search for answers to the big LIFE questions, he turns to the hallowed school library, where he spies Edwin Stroud's nineteenth-century memoir, My One Redeeming Affliction. The book weaves itself into Lincoln's life in ways more fascinating and alarming than he could have imagined. When he meets Bert McGill, the local junkyard hermit, Lincoln finds among the detritus of Bert's life tantalising glimpses of the enigmatic Stroud, star of Melinkoff's Astonishing Assembly of Freaks. He begins to piece together a time past, of dubious relationships and, it turns out, of redeeming afflictions. Audacious, funny and wonderfully inventive, The Origin of Me is a story of friendships, of young love, of imagination, and of celebrating differences, past and present.
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              ISBN 9780143789628
              Published AU 17 Mar 2020
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              The Truth About French Women
                

              The Truth About French Women (Trade Paperback / Paperback)

              By Le Moel, Marie-Morgane

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              In France, criticizing oneselves is a national sport, even more important than football. But there's one thing every foreigner does need to understand if they ever plan to spend some time with a French person. Or even more dangerously, marry a French person. Or, pure madness, liv...e in France with lots of French persons. French people hate it when foreigners do criticize them. Immediately this provokes a strange physical phenomenon. The heart starts pumping a little bit faster, reminiscences of the Marseillaise are heard by their gallic ears, and they reach mentally for the sword. For years now, French women have become a target for all sorts of representations. In fact, the number of books written about French women is becoming a publishing market in itself. No year goes by without a new book about them. And yet, in spite of her reserves in differentiating French women from other women, Marie Le Moel found some aspects can't be so easily dismissed. Of course, women, and men, all around the world, share similarities. And yet, they remain a product of their environment. French environment, culture and rich history, has produced a certain type of men and women. It has produced, too, a certain type of relationship between the two genders, where seduction and games play, still now, an important part. And in order to better fight the stereotypes, one has to try to put the finger on what constitutes a modern French woman, and why she has become, for many, an example.
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              ISBN 9780857981745
              Published AU 2 Mar 2015
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              Oddfellows
               

              Oddfellows (Paperback)

              By Shakespeare, Nicholas

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              On 1 January 1915, ramifications from the First World War, raging half a world away, were felt in Broken Hill, Australia, when in a guerrilla-style military operation, four citizens were killed and seven wounded. It was the annual picnic day in Broken Hill and a thousand citizens... were dressed for fun when the only enemy attack to take place on Australian soil during World War I, took them by surprise. Nicholas Shakespeare has taken this little known piece of Australian history and turned it into a story for our time.
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              ISBN 9780857987181
              Published AU 2 Jan 2015
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              Fake: A startling true story of love in a world of liars, cheats, narcissists, fantasists and phonies

              Fake: A startling true story of love in a world of liars, cheats, narcissists, fantasists and phonies (Trade Paperback / Paperback)

              By Wood, Stephanie

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              In early 2017, Good Weekend magazine published Stephanie?s article The Great Pretender about her experience with a sinister romantic conman. She thought the story was over. But it was only just beginning. Hundreds of readers wrote to her, telling of similar experiences. A dozen o...r more people recognised the man in the story and wanted to tell Stephanie what they knew about him. She formed a connection with 'the other woman? who also wanted to share her story. Fake is a powerful, richly layered investigative memoir, drawing on Stephanie?s personal story, stories of other women who have been in similar, emotionally abusive relationships; and expert voices. Fake is a story for our times but is timeless too, exploring universal themes - the intensely complex and neurotic story of raw human need. The backstory- In her mid 40s, Stephanie had been coming to grips with an unhappy reality familiar to millions of other women around the world- she would not now ever have the children she had hoped for and it was possible she might never find the soulmate that her mother and society?s embedded princess mythology had led her to believe would one day be hers. Then, through an online dating site, she met 'Scott?. An exhilarating romance began. He said he was a former architect who now had a sheep farm. He had a love for the environment and seemed a compassionate, truthful and decent man. He talked about their future together. But as the months wore on, his behaviour became increasingly erratic. Stephanie grappled with depression and anxiety as a result. Cancellation followed cancellation- he?d been poisoned by sheep drench; his dog had been bitten by a snake; his crazy ex-wife had failed to collect his son from the school disco; his business partners were demanding a meeting. There were red flags, but Stephanie was addicted to hope, immersed in dreams of the future she hoped to share with him. One day, Scott failed to turn up for an interstate flight to the wedding he was to atten
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              ISBN 9780143792208
              Published AU 2 Jul 2019
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              The Asylum

              The Asylum (Trade Paperback / Paperback)

              By Harwood, John

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              A gothic suspense novel that will keep you in its grip until the final page. Georgina Ferrars, a young woman living quietly with her uncle in London, wakes to find herself in a private asylum 200 miles away on Bodmin Moor in Cornwall, with no memory of the past six weeks. Dr Stra...ker, the charismatic physician in charge, tells her that she has suffered a seizure u and that her name is not Georgina Ferrars, but Lucy Ashton. A telegram from her uncle confirms that Georgina Ferrars is still in London. Her protests only serve to convince the doctors that she is in the grip of 'hysterical possession', and Georgina is certified insane. So begins The Asylum, a gothic suspense novel set in late Victorian England. With no friends, no money, and no one she dare trust, Georgina is left with only her stubborn determination to find out what happened during those missing weeks, no matter how terrifying the consequences.
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              ISBN 9781742757278
              Published AU 3 Jun 2013
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              Dirty Money
               

              Dirty Money (Trade Paperback / Paperback)

              By Benns, Matthew

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              They put the boys into the Anvil mining truck. They came for my dad. I asked them 'where are you taking him?' and they didn't answer. The Australian mining company trucks had come roaring into the African village and disgorged over 100 heavily armed Government soldiers. The rebel...s, protesting at the way the Australian company was mining the Congolese silver and copper without giving anything back to the local community, had already surrendered. But their looting of food and fuel from the Anvil Mining depot at Kilwa could not go unanswered. The Australians flew in the Government troops, loaded them onto their trucks and then stood back while they rounded up the rebellion's 'sympathisers'. We started running but the soldiers caught and searched our belongings, they arrested my dad and two other boys, said Albert Kitanika. The soldiers refused to say where they were taking his father. They took him 50 metres down the road where they shot and stabbed him to death. A United Nations investigation found Mr Kitanika was one of at least 100 people summarily executed in the Government operation in 2004. Afterwards the Australian company issued a press release praising the Government for its rapid response. Asked about its role in transporting the troops, Anvil's chief executive officer Bill Turner said: So what . Mining is a dirty business. This book reveals that the real dirt lies in the boardrooms of some of Australia's biggest companies. The United Nations named Katumba Mwanke, an adviser to Congo President Joseph Kabila, as one of the people responsible for the illegal exploitation of Congo's natural wealth. Anvil Mining put Mr Mwanke on the board of directors for three years. The Australian company has steadfastly refused to sign the Extractive Industries Transparency Initiative, designed to prevent dodgy deals, and is instead considering a tie-up with British mining company Trafigura, which is responsible for one of the worst pollution scandals in recent history. When d
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              ISBN 9781742750002
              Published AU 1 Nov 2011
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              Interest Age 14+ years
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              The Watch
                

              The Watch (Trade Paperback / Paperback)

              By Roy-Bhattacharya, Joydeep

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              THE WATCH focuses on a group of American soldiers at a military base in Kandahar and their lives in the camp. Switching between different points of views as well as the past and present, it gives an incredibly strong and real sense of what living there and waiting for action or i...naction must be like, the almost hallucinatory qualities of sleeplessness, fear, boredom, the intensity of it all. And when one day a woman arrives asking for the body of her brother back, we see the camp slide slowly into moral chaos.
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              ISBN 9781742752754
              Published AU 1 May 2012
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              Avery
               

              Avery (Trade Paperback / Paperback)

              By McConaghy, Charlotte

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              Avery is a sweeping, romantic fantasy novel about finding the courage to love against all odds. The people of Kaya die in pairs. When one lover dies, the other does too. So it has been for thousands of years - until Ava. For although her bondmate, Avery, has been murdered and Ava...'s soul has been torn in two, she is the only one who has ever been strong enough to cling to life. Vowing revenge upon the barbarian queen of Pirenti, Ava's plan is interrupted when she is captured by the deadly prince of her enemies. Prince Ambrose has been brought up to kill and hate. But when he takes charge of a strangely captivating Kayan prisoner and is forced to survive with her on a dangerous island, he must reconsider all he holds true . . . In a violent country like Pirenti, where emotion is scorned as a weakness, can he find the strength to fight for the person he loves . . . even when she's his vengeful enemy?
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              ISBN 9780857987419
              Published AU 2 Feb 2015
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              Series The Chronicles of Kaya
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              Cold Light
               

              Cold Light (Trade Paperback / Paperback)

              By Moorhouse, Frank

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              The third of the Edith Campbell Berry Trilogy. A large-scale, research-based, historical novel set in post-war Australia beginning in 1950. The two companion novels, Grand Days and Dark Palace, precede Cold Light. In these two books, their central character, an Australian woman, ...Edith Campbell Berry, works for the League of Nations and the books have as their background the evolution of multi-national diplomacy and Australian diplomacy, and the failure of the League to stop World War II. Cold Light continues Edith's story after the collapse of the League and her return to Australia to seek a position in the Department of External Affairs in Canberra in the 1950s. Through her friendship with John Latham and Stanley Bruce (established in the first two books) and connections with the Menzies government we follow the story of the Cold War through the Communist Party Dissolution Act, the High Court decision, and the referendum, as well, as Australia's involvement in the Korean War. The novel uses as background the Canberra Vision uathe political and aesthetic struggle to establish a new capital in the bushlands of Australia and explore the need for symbolic sites, for great civic enterprises, in this case, both the UN and its search for a suitable city for its headquarters and Australia's final commitment to the creation of a capital city. The novel also explores the evolution of the significant moral and social revolution in Australia and other Western countries in the late 1960s.
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              ISBN 9781741661262
              Published AU 9 Dec 2011
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