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Wish : A Biologically Engineered Love Story [used book]

By: Peter Goldsworthy

Price: $8.00

Publisher: Australia, Flamingo: 1995

Seller ID: 0207189110

ISBN: 0207189110

Condition: Good


J.J. has always been more at home in Sign language than in spoken English. Recently divorced, he returns to school to teach Sign. His pupils include the foster parents of a beautiful and highly intelligent ape named Eliza. The author has also written "Maestro" and "Honk If You Are Jesus". View more info

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Cry of the Curlew #1 Frontier [used book]

By: Peter Watt

Price: $8.00

Publisher: UK, Pan: 2000

Seller ID: 0330362046

ISBN: 0330362046

Condition: Good


Confronting, graphic and erotic, 'Cry of the Curlew' is a riveting novel of Australia's brutal past from master storyteller Peter Watt. It is the tale of two families, the Macintoshes and the Duffys, who are locked in a deadly battle from the moment squatter Donald Macintosh commits an act of barbarity on his Queensland property. Their paths cross in love, death and revenge as both families fight to tame the wild frontier of Australia's north country. 'Cry of the Curlew' and the next two novels in this compelling trilogy, 'Shadow of the Osprey' and 'Flight of the Eagle', depict our turbulent h... View more info

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The Periodic Table [Popular Penguins]

By: Primo Levi

Price: $12.95

Publisher: UK, Penguin: 2010

Seller ID: 9780141399447

ISBN: 0141399449

Condition: New


In these haunting reflections, Primo Levi, a chemist by training takes the elements of the periodic table as his inspiration. He ranges from young love to political savagery; 'Iron' honours the mountain-climbing resistance hero who put iron in Levi's student soul, while 'Cerium' recalls the improvised cigarette lighters which saved his life in Auschwitz. About the Author: Primo Levi was born in Turin in 1919. The son of an educated middle-class Jewish family, he graduated with a degree in chemistry and found a job as a research chemist in Milan. In December 1943, he was arrested as part of th... View more info

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The Patterson Girls [used book]

By: Rachael Johns

Price: $8.00

Publisher: Australia, MIRA: 2015

Seller ID: 1743693079

ISBN: 1743693079

Condition: Good


The ABIA award-winning novel from bestselling author Rachael Johns. How can four sisters build the futures they so desperately want, when the past is reaching out to claim them? When the Patterson daughters return home to Meadow Brook to be with their father after their mother's death, they bring with them a world of complication and trouble. The eldest sister, obstetrician Madeleine, would rather be anywhere but her hometown, violinist Abigail has fled from her stellar career, while teacher Lucinda is struggling to have the children she and her husband so desperately want. The black ... View more info

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Lost Without You [used book]

By: Rachael Johns

Price: $8.00

Publisher: Australia, HQ: 2018

Seller ID: 148926146X

ISBN: 148926146X

Condition: Good


A fresh and poignant novel of family, journeys, past decisions ... and dresses ... from the ABIA award-winning, bestselling author Rachael Johns. Four women, one dress, and the secret that binds them all... On a special night that is supposed to be a celebration of new beginnings, Paige MacRitchie's joy quickly falls away when her mother collapses during the speeches at her book launch. In the aftermath, and terrified of losing her, Paige decides she wants to make the ultimate tribute to her parents' perfect marriage: she will wear her mother's wedding dress for her own big day. There... View more info

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The Cattleman's Daughter @ Through the Fire [used book]

By: Rachael Treasure

Price: $8.00

Publisher: Australia, Michael Joseph Ltd: 2009

Seller ID: 001292

ISBN: 1921518243

Condition: Good


Born on the rugged Dargo High Plains and raised by her cattleman father, Emily Flanaghan has lost her way in life.Locked in an unhappy marriage in the suburbs, Emily misses the high country with a fierce ache. To make matters worse, her heritage is under threat. A government bill to evict the mountain cattlemen is about to be passed, and the Flanaghans could be banned from the mountains their family has looked after for generations. When a terrible accident brings Emily to the brink of death, she realises she must return to the high country to seek a way forward in life; healing herself, her ... View more info

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The Rouseabout [used book][also published as The Dare]

By: Rachael Treasure

Price: $8.00

Publisher: Australia, Penguin Books: 2008

Seller ID: 0143007890

ISBN: 0143007890

Condition: Good


Kate Webster is a loveable larrikin who likes to play hard now and worry about the consequences later. She can't help mucking up the opportunities life gives her. Rocked by the death of her mother, she takes on a dare at one of Australia's wildest rural social events - a Bachelors & Spinsters ball - to 'scalp' gorgeous farm boy Nick McDonnell. It's a dare that changes everything. For just as Kate is ready to start her new life, away from her grieving father and the pressures of the family farm, she discovers she is pregnant. Now, several years later, with toddler Nell by her side, it's tim... View more info

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The Rouseabout [used book]

By: Rachael Treasure

Price: $8.00

Publisher: Australia, Viking: 2007

Seller ID: 0734310218

ISBN: 0734310218

Condition: Good


Kate Webster is a loveable larrikin who likes to play hard now and worry about the consequences later. She can't help mucking up the opportunities life gives her. Rocked by the death of her mother, she takes on a dare at one of Australia's wildest rural social events - a Bachelors & Spinsters ball - to 'scalp' gorgeous farm boy Nick McDonnell. It's a dare that changes everything. For just as Kate is ready to start her new life, away from her grieving father and the pressures of the family farm, she discovers she is pregnant. Now, several years later, with toddler Nell by her side, it's time fo... View more info

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The Farmer's Wife [used book]

By: Rachael Treasure

Price: $8.00

Publisher: Australia, Harper Collins: 2014

Seller ID: 073229634X

ISBN: 073229634X

Condition: Good


When Rebecca Saunders married larrikin Charlie Lewis and they settled down together on her beloved property, Waters Meeting, she thought she knew her future. But ten years on, two kids later, and with a failing farm, Rebecca is beginning to face some hard questions. Where did the free-spirited jillaroo within her go? How did the romance with her husband Charlie become a distant memory? And how can she change a life that has stalled? On a night beneath the Milky Way at the Deniliquin Ute Muster, Rebecca finds that the answers lie within. The sequel to the iconic bestseller Jillaroo, and a beaut... View more info

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Cleanskin Cowgirls [used book]

By: Rachael Treasure

Price: $8.00

Publisher: Australia, Harper Collins: 2015

Seller ID: 0732299020

ISBN: 0732299020

Condition: Good


A rollickingly good new novel from the bestselling and much loved author of The Farmer's Wife and Fifty Bales of Hay. the must-read new novel from Australia's no.1 rural fiction author. On the surface Elsie Jones, country music superstar, has it all. But a brush with death forces her to re-evaluate her life. Growing up a misfit in the dying wheatbelt town of Culvert, her only friend is chubby tara Green. At sixteen the girls escape in a rust-bucket ute with a nearly-dead dog, a mop and bucket, a guitar and $74.85. What could possibly go wrong? While the road leads them to the outba... View more info

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Jillaroo [used book]

By: Rachael Treasure

Price: $8.00

Publisher: Australia, Penguin: 2008

Seller ID: 0143004085

ISBN: 0143004085

Condition: Good


After a terrible argument with her father over their family property, 'Waters Meeting', Rebecca Saunders throws her swag in the ute and heads north with her three dogs. A job as a jillaroo takes her into the rowdy world of B&S balls, Bundy rum and boys. When she at last settles down to a bit of study at agricultural college, her life is turned upside down by the very handsome but very drunken party animal Charlie Lewis . . . Will she choose a life of wheat farming on vast open plains with Charlie? Or will she return to the mountains, to fight for the land and the river that runs through her so... View more info

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The Stockmen [used book]

By: Rachael Treasure

Price: $8.00

Publisher: Australia, Viking: 2004

Seller ID: 0670042935

ISBN: 0670042935

Condition: Good


Rosie Highgrove-Jones grows up hating her double-barrelled name. She dreams of riding out over the wide plains of the family property, working on the land. Instead she's stuck writing the social pages of the local paper.Then a terrible tragedy sparks a series of shocking revelations for Rosie and her family. As she tries to put her life back together, Rosie throws herself into researching the haunting true story of a 19th century Irish stockman who came to Australia and risked his all for a tiny pup and a wild dream. Is it just coincidence when Rosie meets a sexy Irish stockman of her own? And... View more info

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The Stockmen [used book]

By: Rachael Treasure

Price: $8.00

Publisher: Australia, Penguin: 2005

Seller ID: 0143001833

ISBN: 0143001833

Condition: Good


Rosie Highgrove-Jones grows up hating her double-barrelled name. She dreams of riding out over the wide plains of the family property, working on the land. Instead she's stuck writing the social pages of the local paper. Then a terrible tragedy sparks a series of shocking revelations for Rosie and her family. As she tries to put her life back together, Rosie throws herself into researching the haunting true story of a 19th century Irish stockman who came to Australia and risked his all for a tiny pup and a wild dream. Is it just coincidence when Rosie meets a sexy Irish stockman of her own? An... View more info

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The Space Between [used book]

By: Rachel Billington

Price: $8.00

Publisher: UK, Orion Books: 2005

Seller ID: 000847

ISBN: 1407217070

Condition: Good


Alice Lightfoot is far too young to be a widow and a grandmother. Perhaps she'd been too young to be a wife, although she was happy enough at the time. Now, nearly three years after her husband's death, the world suddenly seems to be changing. Her daughter expects Alice's life to revolve around her grandchild, Lily, and everyone else seems to think that Alice must be looking for a new husband - after all, she's such a WIFE. There doesn't seem to be space to decide what Alice wants for herself: does she want a man around, or would independence give her the full life she craves? Alice is a woman... View more info

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Jonathan Livingston Seagull: A Story [used book]

By: Richard Bach

Price: $6.00

Publisher: UK, Harper Collins: 1994

Seller ID: 003902

ISBN: 0006490344

Condition: Good


This is a story for people who follow their hearts and make their own rules...People who make their own rules when they know they're right...people who get a special pleasure out of doing something well (even if only for themselves)...people who know there's more to this whole "living" thing than meets the eye: they'll be with Jonathan Seagull all the way. Others may simply escape into a delightful adventure about freedom and flight. Either way it's an uncommon treat. View more info

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The Narrow Road to the Deep North [used book]

By: Richard Flanagan

Price: $8.00

Publisher: Australia, Vintage: 2014

Seller ID: 085798036X

ISBN: 085798036X

Condition: Good


Winner of the Man Booker Prize 2014. A novel of the cruelty of war, tenuousness of life and the impossibility of love. August, 1943. In the despair of a Japanese POW camp on the Thai-Burma death railway, Australian surgeon Dorrigo Evans is haunted by his love affair with his uncle's young wife two years earlier. Struggling to save the men under his command from starvation, from cholera, from beatings, he receives a letter that will change his life forever. This savagely beautiful novel is a story about the many forms of love and death, of war and truth, as one man comes of age, prospers,... View more info

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Still Riding on the Storm [previously published as Rider on the Storm and Other Bits and Barrett] #10 Les Norton

By: Robert G. Barrett

Price: $24.95

Publisher: Australia, Harper Collins: 2011

Seller ID: 9780732295042

ISBN: 0732295041

Condition: New


Celebrating 25 years of Les Norton and Robert Barrett! CELEBRATING 25 YEARS OF LES NORtON! this book was first published in 1996 under the title RIDER ON tHE StORM AND OtHER BITS AND BARRETT. It was a one-off book that got under the radar and a lot of Robert G. Barrett's readers weren't aware of it. Fifteen years later, to mark the 25th anniversary of the first Les Norton novel, this collection is being republished. It's the original stories re-edited, as well as some classic articles and columns on a range of subjects such as publishing, fame, dates and the dole. Plus two brand new Les Norton... View more info

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The Lazarus Child [used book]

By: Robert Mawson

Price: $6.00

Publisher: Australia, Doubleday Book Club: 1998

Seller ID: 000945

Condition: Good


It takes just an instant for a family's life to be changed forever. Now seven-year-old Frankie Heywood lies in a coma. The experts are telling her parents there is no hope. Their son is slipping away emotionally. And the Heywoods--their marriage already strained to the breaking point--are desperate. They have one last chance. Dr. Elizabeth Chase is a brilliant neurologist who has dedicated her life to coaxing children back from the darkness. Her work is unconventional, controversial--and some say illegal. But the Heywoods have put their trust in her. They are convinced their daughter is waiti... View more info

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The Blue Noon #2 Morning, Noon And Night [used book]

By: Robert Ryan

Price: $8.00

Publisher: UK, Review: 2003

Seller ID: 0755301773

ISBN: 0755301773

Condition: Good


East End chancer Harry Cole is consumed with a burning desire to transcend his social class and when World War Two breaks out he joins the British army in France and reinvents himself as the suave Captain Mason. He becomes involved with an attractive French nurse, who persuades him to set up and run an escape line. As the debonaire Captain Mason, he helps dozens of soldiers to safety, including one Airey Neave. But when his true identity is discovered by the Secret Intelligence Service (MI6), Harry is faced with his toughest moral dilemma - the acceptance he craves at the cost of betraying his... View more info

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The Reinvention of Ivy Brown [used book]

By: Roberta Taylor

Price: $8.00

Publisher: UK, Atlantic Books: 2008

Seller ID: 1843547902

ISBN: 1843547902

Condition: Good


It is the 15th of February 1963, and Ivy Brown, typist at the Wiseman Pulverising Factory, is about to turn thirty. As Ivy sits, staring at the back of the typist in front of her, she tries desperately to avoid thinking about her impending birthday, her freckled hands and her diminishing horizons. Two things lift Ivy Brown from her gloom: her brand new Beaver Lamb coat and the thought of Arthur. Arthur is the man on whom Ivy has pinned all her hopes. 'We are our own secret' Arthur says, and Ivy loves to repeat it, even as she recollects the parts of her life she has kept from him. But when Iv... View more info

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The Dressmaker

By: Rosalie Ham

Price: $22.95

Publisher: Australia, Duffy and Snellgrove: 2000

Seller ID: 002931

ISBN: 1875989706

Condition: New


After twenty years away, Myrtle "Tilly" Dunnage returns to Dungatar. Dungatar is a small country town, where the townspeople's eccentricities are many and varied - from Sergeant Farrat's predilection for cross-dressing, to pharmacist Almanac's retributive scheme of potion dispensing, not to forget the affairs and assorted dark secrets. But none of these can compare to the sin of Tilly and her mother: to have come from somewhere else. At first ostracised, the townspeople gradually accept her in order to make use of her extraordinary dressmaking skills and at last, Tilly feels that she might ha... View more info

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The Rosamunde Pilcher Collection Volume 2 3in1 Wild Mountain Thyme, The Enemy House, The End of Summer [used book]

By: Rosamunde Pilcher

Price: $8.00

Publisher: UK, Coronet Books: 1992

Seller ID: 004064

ISBN: 0340566361

Condition: Good


Reaching back into the past provides the key to true happiness in three piercingly romantic novels from the best-loved author of the nineties. Victoria Bradshaw finds the man she loved years before standing on her doorstep with his two-year-old son in his arms and is foolish enough to want him back. Their early spring journey to a castle in Scotland forms the rich and unpredictable story of Wild Mountain Thyme. In The Empty House Virginia Keile is a young widow who returns to Cornwall with her children dreaming that she might have a second chance to love the handsome farmer she remembers from ... View more info

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If My Father Loved Me

By: Rosie Thomas

Price: $19.95  $11.95

Publisher: UK, Arrow Books: 2004

Seller ID: 004293

ISBN: 0099271559

Condition: New


Sadie's life is calm and complete. She is a mother, a good friend, and the robust survivor of a marriage she deliberately left behind. She has come to believe that she has everything she wants, or deserves. But now her father is dying: the vital, elusive man who spent his life creating perfumes for other women is slipping away from her. When she realises that she can never make her peace with him, Sadie begins to look back over her childhood. In pursuing his separate life, Sadie's father ignored her, subjecting her to succession of 'aunties', leaving her loveless and alone. As Sadie confronts ... View more info

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Other People's Marriages [used book]

By: Rosie Thomas

Price: $6.00

Publisher: UK, Arrow: 2003

Seller ID: 0099462478

ISBN: 0099462478

Condition: Good


They were 'the five families' - the pleasant hospitable Frosts, the brash and sexy Cleggs, flirtatious Jimmy Rose and aloof Star, maternal Vicky and reliable Gordon Ransome, Michael Wickham and his perfect wife Marcelle. Old friends, their lives are interwoven in a comfortable pattern of school runs and Sunday golf, barbecues and shared holidays. Until Nina Cort returns to the cathedral city of her childhood. Rich sophisticated and newly widowed, Nina is an exotic thread in the pattern, whose intrusion reveals a web of hidden flaws. In the course of a year from which none will emerge unscathed... View more info

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The Pearler's Wife [used book]

By: Roxane Dhand

Price: $8.00

Publisher: Australia, Bantam: 2018

Seller ID: 0143789643

ISBN: 0143789643

Condition: Good


From the high seas to the deep seabed, from the latticed verandahs of Buccaneer Bay to the gambling dens in Asia Place, The Pearler's Wife is a stunning debut, inspired by a small yet pivotal moment in Australian history. A distant land. A dangerous husband. A forbidden love. It is 1912, and Maisie Porter stands on the deck of the SS Oceanic as England fades from view. Her destination is Buccaneer Bay in Australia's far north-west. Her purpose- marriage to her cousin Maitland, a wealthy pearling magnate - and a man she has never met. Also on board is William Cooper, the Royal Navy's t... View more info

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The Landscape of Love [used book]

By: Sally Beauman

Price: $8.00

Publisher: UK, Little, Brown and Company: 2005

Seller ID: 0316729434

ISBN: 0316729434

Condition: Good


'If I didn't spy, I'd be in the dark eternally. I live in a maze of unknowing - Maisie's maze - and I hate it. I need to be informed ...' The summer of 1967, at a decaying house in the heart of Suffolk: an artist is painting a portrait of thirteen-year-old Maisie and her elder sisters, beautiful Julia and bookish Finn. Maisie embarks on a portrait of her own: she begins an account of her family and of her village friend Daniel Nunn, a young man she idolises, whom she watches over the chasm of a class divide. But is Maisie's description of a summer idyll all it seems? This is the summer when th... View more info

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The Swallow and the Hummingbird [used book]

By: Santa Montefiore

Price: $8.00

Publisher: UK, Hodder and Stoughton: 2004

Seller ID: 002282

ISBN: 0340822929

Condition: Good


When George Bolton returns home to Devon at the end of the war, Rita assumes that her childhood sweetheart will marry her and that their future will be a reassuring continuation of their past. But the boy who joined the RAF has come back a man, and a man irrevocably changed by the horrors that he has seen. Unable to settle back into the sleepy seaside village, George resolves to spend a year on the family farm in Argentina, and, despite her disappointment, Rita promises to wait for him. Rita keeps her promise. But for George there are irresistible temptations, and an agonising choice to make View more info

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Precious [Based on the novel Push] [used book]

By: Sapphire

Price: $6.00

Publisher: UK, Vintage: 2010

Edition: Movie Tie-In

Seller ID: 0099548720

ISBN: 0099548720

Condition: Good


This is the story of Precious Jones, a sixteen year old illiterate black girl who has never been out of Harlem. She is pregnant by her own father for the second time, and kicked out of school when that pregnancy becomes obvious. Placed in an alternative teaching programme, she learns to read and write. This is Precious's diary, in which she honestly records her relationships and her life. View more info

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Water for Elephants [used book]

By: Sara Gruen

Price: $8.00

Publisher: Australia, Allen and Unwin: 2011

Edition: Movie Tie-in Edition

Seller ID: 1742374476

ISBN: 1742374476

Condition: Good


When Jacob Jankowski, recently orphaned and suddenly adrift, jumps onto a passing train, he enters a world of freaks, swindlers and misfits in a second-rate circus struggling to survive during the Great Depression. A veterinary student who almost earned his degree, Jacob is put in charge of caring for the circus menagerie. It is there that Jacob meets Marlena, the beautiful equestrienne who is married to August, a charismatic but violently unpredictable animal trainer. Jacob also meets Rosie, an elephant who seems unmanageable until he discovers an unusual way to reach her. Water for Ele... View more info

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Sea Fever [used book]

By: Sarah Mason

Price: $8.00

Publisher: UK, Sphere: 2007

Seller ID: 0751535982

ISBN: 0751535982

Condition: Good


Beautiful and talented, Erica Pencarrow, nicknamed Inky because of her dark hair, longs to compete in the America's Cup - sailing's toughest challenge where only the best, and richest, have a chance of success. When Inky's dream finally comes true she must conquer not only the sea but also her team's prejudices - a fight she looks set to lose when she falls for a rival sailor. Meanwhile Fabian, rich and handsome, is fighting his own battles - he was once sailing's golden boy until his partying and playboy lifestyle ended in tragedy. And Rafe, unconventional, gifted and beautiful is brought to ... View more info