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              Books in the The Matilda Saga series

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              The Last Dingo Summer (The Matilda Saga, #8)
               

              The Last Dingo Summer (The Matilda Saga, #8) (Paperback)

              By French, Jackie

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              'A MUST FOR YOUR SUMMER READING LIST' - Better Reading A body has been found in the burned-out wreckage of the church at Gibber's Creek - with older skeletons lying beneath it. The corpse is identified as that of Ignatius Mervyn, the man who attempted to kill Jed Kelly and her un...born child. Newcomer Fish Johnstone is drawn into the murder investigation, convinced that the local police are on the wrong track with their enquiries. But as she digs beneath the warm and welcoming surface of the Gibber's Creek community, more secrets emerge. And Fish must also face her own mystery - the sudden appearance and then disappearance of her father, a Vietnamese refugee she never knew. Set during the Indigenous rights and 'boat people' controversies of the late 1970s, this haunting story shows how love and kindness can create the courage to face the past. PRAISE FOR THE MATILDA SAGA 'An engrossing mystery story, an ode to strong women, and a moving exploration of the private wounds we carry ... The Last Dingo Summer is a must for your summer reading list' - Better Reading 'The perfect read for anyone who loves immersing themselves in Australian fiction. Gripping, emotional and moving, Facing the Flame is a great book to curl up with on a warm spring night' - New Idea 'Highly recommended ... this was a complete binge, read in one night because it was just too good and too gripping to put down ... a cracking story filled with rich characters both old and new and imbued with all that we hold dear about Australian love of country and mateship' - ReadPlus
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              ISBN 9781460757208
              Published AU 19 Aug 2019
              Publisher HarperCollins Publishers
              Interest Age 13+ years
              Series The Matilda Saga
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              Facing the Flame (The Matilda Saga, #7)

              Facing the Flame (The Matilda Saga, #7) (Paperback)

              By French, Jackie

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              'GRIPPING, EMOTIONAL AND MOVING' - New Idea There have been fires before, but not like this. In 1978, as the hot wind howls and the grass dries, all who live at Gibber's Creek know their land can burn. But when you love your land, you fight for it. For Jed Kelly, an even more men...acing danger looms: a man from her past determined to destroy her. Finding herself alone, trapped and desperate to save her unborn child, Jed's only choice is to flee - into the flames. Heartbreaking and powerful, Facing the Flame celebrates the triumph of courage and community, and a love for the land so deep that not even bushfire can erode it. Heartbreaking and powerful, Facing the Flame is a story of the triumph of courage and community, and a love for the land so deep that not even bushfire can erode it. PRAISE 'The perfect read for anyone who loves immersing themselves in Australian fiction. Gripping, emotional and moving, Facing the Flame is a great book to curl up with on a warm spring night.' - New Idea
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              ISBN 9781460754689
              Published AU 16 Nov 2018
              Publisher HarperCollins Publishers
              Interest Age 14+ years
              Series The Matilda Saga
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              The Road to Gundagai

              The Road to Gundagai (Paperback)

              By French, Jackie

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              Blue Lawrence has escaped the prison of her aunt's mansion to join The Magnifico Family Circus, a travelling troupe that brings glamour and laughter to country towns gripped by the Depression. Blue hides her crippled legs and scars behind the sparkle of a mermaid's costume; but s...he's not the only member of the circus hiding a dark secret. The unquenchable Madame Zlosky creates as well as foresees futures. The bearded lady is a young man with laughing eyes. A headless skeleton dangles in the House of Horrors. And somewhere a murderer is waiting ...to strike again. This third book in the Waltz for Matilda saga is set in 1932, at the height of the Depression. Miss Matilda is still running Drinkwater Station, but has put aside her own tragedy to help those suffering in tough economic times and Joey, from The Girl from Snowy River, uses his new medical skills to solve a mystery. Praise for A Waltz for Matilda: 'Jackie French has a passion for history, and an enviable ability to weave the fascinating minutiae of everyday life into a good story. ' Magpies Magazine Praise for The Girl from Snowy River: ' ...when I was 11 or 12, I would have read and reread it until it fell to bits. It has everything: horses, poems, ghosts, heroism, war, the bush and a love story.' Saturday Age 'This is a genuine gem that is impossible to put down and must be swallowed whole in one sitting.' Newcastle Herald Ages: 11+
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              ISBN 9780732297220
              Published AU 25 Nov 2013
              Publisher HarperCollins Publishers
              Interest Age 13+ years
              Series The Matilda Saga
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              A Waltz for Matilda

              A Waltz for Matilda (Paperback)

              By French, Jackie

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              Set against drought, flood, bushfire, war and jubilation, this is a story rooted in the words of our most famous national song. It is a love-song to a land and to a nation, told from the points of view of those who had no vote in 1901: the women, the Indigenous people, the Chines...e market-gardeners, the Afghan traders. Ages 12+.
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              ISBN 9780732290214
              Published AU 1 Dec 2010
              Publisher HarperCollins Publishers
              Interest Age 13+ years
              Series The Matilda Saga
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              575 In stock at publisher; delivery usually 15-20 working days due to covid19 delays
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              The Last Dingo Summer (The Matilda Saga, #8)

              The Last Dingo Summer (The Matilda Saga, #8) (Trade Paperback / Paperback)

              By French, Jackie

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              'GRIPPING, EMOTIONAL AND MOVING'- New Idea on Facing the Flame (The Matilda Saga, Book 7) A killer lurks behind the kindness of the Gibber's Creek community. Under the burnt timber of the church, the police have found the body of Merv Ignatious, the man who so viciously attacked ...Jed Kelly when she was fifteen, and tried to kill her and her unborn child in last year's bushfire. And also in the church lie skeletons from many years ago. Newcomer Fish Johnstone refuses to believe Jed Kelly's husband, Sam McAlpine, killed Merv to save his wife and child, as the police suspect. Nor could heavily pregnant Jed have killed him nor Scarlett, who is now at last managing to leave her wheelchair to walk a few steps. But Fish must also face her own mystery - a father who recently appeared as a Vietnamese 'boat person' refugee, but has vanished once again. As the last dingo howls on the hills above the river, Fish finds that Gibber's Creek has many secrets. And some of them are deadly. Set in the late 1970s, this haunting story shows how love and kindness can create the courage to face the past. PRAISE FOR THE MATILDA SAGA 'The perfect read for anyone who loves immersing themselves in Australian fiction. Gripping, emotional and moving, Facing the Flame is a great book to curl up with on a warm spring night.' - New Idea 'Highly recommended ... this was a complete binge, read in one night because it was just too good and too gripping to put down ... a cracking story filled with rich characters both old and new and imbued with all that we hold dear about Australian love of country and mateship' - ReadPlus 'An entertaining and fascinating read that accurately captures the feel of the early 1970s' - Canberra Weekly
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              ISBN 9781460753217
              Published AU 16 Nov 2018
              Publisher HarperCollins Publishers
              Interest Age 14+ years
              Series The Matilda Saga
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              299 In stock at publisher; delivery usually 15-20 working days due to covid19 delays
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              The Ghost by the Billabong

              The Ghost by the Billabong (Paperback)

              By French, Jackie

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              The fifth title in the sweeping MATILDA series. Ages: 12 years+ and crossover Hippies wear beads, demonstrators march against the Vietnam War, and the world waits to see the first human steps on the moon's surface. But at Gibbers Creek, Jed Kelly sees ghosts, from the past and fu...ture, at the Drinkwater billabong where long ago the swaggie leaped to his defiant death. But is seventeen-year-old Jed a con artist or a survivor? When she turns up at Drinkwater Station claiming to be the great-granddaughter of Matilda Thompson's dying husband, Jed clearly has secrets. As does a veteran called Nicholas, who was badly wounded in the Vietnam War and now must try to create a life he truly wants to live, despite the ghosts that haunt him too. Set during the turbulence of the late 1960s, this was a time when brilliant and little-known endeavours saw Australia play a vital role in Neil Armstrong's 'one one giant leap formankind' on that first unforgettable moon walk. The fifth title in the highly acclaimed Matilda Saga, The Ghost by the Billabong is a story of deep conflicts and enduring passions - for other people, for the land, and for the future of humanity. Age: 12 years+ and crossover
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              ISBN 9780732295295
              Published AU 23 Nov 2015
              Publisher HarperCollins Publishers
              Interest Age 13+ years
              Series The Matilda Saga
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              The Girl from Snowy River (The Matilda Saga, #2)

              The Girl from Snowy River (The Matilda Saga, #2) (Paperback)

              By French, Jackie

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              Flinty McAlpine is sixteen, and while WW1 ended almost a year ago it still resonates for Flinty and her family who lost so much. Years of war and drought have also left the district in chaos and local families are doing their best to rebuild lives and land. With both parents dead..., Flinty is bringing up her younger siblings as her brother Andy has 'gone with cattle' to Queensland. Money is tight, but as the best rider in the family Flinty seizes the opportunity to make a quick GBP100. Disguised as a boy, she talks her way into a brumby muster that is headed up by the legendary Clancy of the Overflow. Among the herd there is an unbroken colt that Flinty buys, as she can see his enormous potential. But for a young girl of sixteen, there is still so much of life to be lived, and while Flinty has hints of her future, she never imagines what is can really hold for this girl from Snowy River. The second title in The Matilda Saga, this book is a love song to the beautiful Snowy Mountains and a tribute to Australia's poets who immortalized so much of our land.
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              ISBN 9780732293109
              Published AU 1 Dec 2012
              Publisher HarperCollins Publishers
              Interest Age 7-12 years
              Series The Matilda Saga
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              296 In stock at publisher; delivery usually 15-20 working days due to covid19 delays
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              A Waltz for Matilda [Bolinda]
               

              A Waltz for Matilda [Bolinda] (Audio CD / Audio, Unabridged edition, Contains 1 CD-Audio)

              By French, Jackie

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              The story behind Banjo Paterson's iconic Australian song. Ages 10-14 'Once a jolly swagman camped by a Billabong Under the shade of a Coolibah tree And he sang as he watched and waited till his Billy boiled You'll come a-waltzing Matilda with me...' In 1894, twelve-year-old Matil...da flees the city slums to find her unknown father and his farm. But drought grips the land, and the shearers are on strike. Her father has turned swaggie and he's wanted by the troopers. In front of his terrified daughter, he makes a stand against them, defiant to the last. 'You'll never catch me alive, said he...' Set against a backdrop of bushfire, flood, war and jubilation, this is the story of one girl's journey towards independence. It is also the story of others who had no vote and very little but their dreams. Drawing on the well-known poem by A.B. Paterson and from events rooted in actual history, this is the untold story behind Australia's early years as an emerging nation. 'Jackie French has a passion for history, and an enviable ability to weave the fascinating minutiae of everyday life into a good story.' Magpies Magazine
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              ISBN 9781460782668
              Published AU 1 Jun 2020
              Publisher HarperCollins Publishers
              Interest Age 14+ years
              Series The Matilda Saga
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              Clancy of the Overflow (The Matilda Saga, #9)

              Clancy of the Overflow (The Matilda Saga, #9) (Paperback)

              By French, Jackie

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              From Australia's best-loved storyteller comes the final book in the bestselling Matilda Saga This is a love song to our nation, told in a single sweeping story Jed Kelly has finally persuaded her great aunt Nancy to tell the story of her grandparents. The tale that unfolds is one... of Australia's greatest romances - that of Clancy of the Overflow, who gave up everything for Rose, the woman he adored, and yet still gained all he'd lost and more. But Nancy's story is not the history that Jed expects. More tales lurk behind the folklore that surrounds Clancy - the stories of the women hidden in Australia's long history, who forged a nation and whose voices need to be heard. It is also a story of many kinds of love. Clancy's growing passion for the bush, immortalised in Paterson's poem, which speaks to him in the ripple of the river and the song of the stars, and Nancy's need to pass on her deep understanding of her country. But perhaps the most moving love story of all is the one that never happened, between Matilda O'Halloran and Clancy of the Overflow. And as Jed brings all of these stories to life in her book, Matilda and Clancy will once again waltz beside the river and the forgotten will be given a new voice. PRAISE FOR THE MATILDA SAGA 'An engrossing mystery story, an ode to strong women, and a moving exploration of the private wounds we carry ... The Last Dingo Summer is a must for your summer reading list' - Better Reading 'The perfect read for anyone who loves immersing themselves in Australian fiction. Gripping, emotional and moving, Facing the Flame is a great book to curl up with' - New Idea 'Highly recommended ... this was a complete binge, read in one night because it was just too good and too gripping to put down ... a cracking story filled with rich characters both old and new and imbued with all that we hold dear about Australian love of country and mateship' - ReadPlus
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              ISBN 9781460758267
              Published AU 2 Sep 2020
              Publisher HarperCollins Publishers
              Interest Age 14+ years
              Series The Matilda Saga
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              If Blood Should Stain the Wattle

              If Blood Should Stain the Wattle (Paperback)

              By French, Jackie

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              It's 1972 in Gibber's Creek, and across the nation, the catchcry is, 'It's time'. In 1972, and the catchcry is 'It's time'. As political ideals drift from disaster to the dismissal, it's also time for Jed Kelly to choose between past love, Nicholas, the local Labor member, and Sa...m from the Halfway to Eternity commune. It's time too for Matilda Thompson to face her ghosts and the life that took a young girl from the slums of Grinder's Alley to being the formidable matriarch of Gibber's Creek. During this period of extraordinary social change and idealism, modern Australia would be born. And although the nation would dream of a better world, it would continue to struggle with opposing ideas of exactly what that better world might be. Jackie French, author of the bestselling To Love a Sunburnt Country, has woven her own experience of that time into an unforgettable story of a small rural community and a nation swept into the social and political tumult of the early 1970s. A time that would bear witness to some of the most controversial events in Australian history; and for Matilda, a time that would see her vision made real, without blood spilled upon the wattle. Praise for To Love a Sunburnt Country: 'a book about love of country that is heartwarming and heartbreaking, and hard to put down' The Advertiser, 4 stars
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              ISBN 9781460751282
              Published AU 21 Aug 2017
              Publisher HarperCollins Publishers
              Interest Age 14+ years
              Series The Matilda Saga
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