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Love in Another Town [used book]

By: Barbara Taylor Bradford

Price: $4.00

Publisher: UK, Harper Collins: 1996

Seller ID: 0006498221

ISBN: 0006498221

Condition: Good


Jake Cantrell is suave, charming and blessed with film-star looks. A brilliant and imaginative electrical engineer, Jake, however, is saddened by the failure of his marriage to his childhood sweetheart, Amy. Maggie Sorrett is bright, poised and elegant. An interior designer, she, too, has suffered a broken marriage, and is painfully out of touch with her two grown children. Kent, Connecticut is picturesque; it beckons to both Jake and Maggie. There they become involved with the local amateur dramatics group, and are introduced. They begin to meet, initially on business, then socially. The rela... View more info

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Hold the Dream #2 Emma Harte [used book]

By: Barbara Taylor Bradford

Price: $6.00

Publisher: UK, Grafton Books: 1986

Seller ID: 001220

ISBN: 0586058494

Condition: Good


The continuing story of Emma Harte, indomitable heroine of A Woman of Substance. Emma Harte was the heroine of Barbara Taylor Bradford's multi-million copy bestseller, A Woman of Substance. Now she is eighty years old and ready to hand over the reins of the vast business empire she has created. To her favourite grandchild, Paula McGill Fairley, Emma bequeaths her mighty retailing empire with these heartfelt words: 'I charge you to hold my dream.' A towering international success, this is the powerfully moving tale of one woman's determination to 'hold the dream' which was entrusted to her, and... View more info

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Hold the Dream #2 Emma Harte [used book]

By: Barbara Taylor Bradford

Price: $6.00

Publisher: UK, Harper Collins: 1993

Seller ID: 001221

ISBN: 0586058494

Condition: Good


The continuing story of Emma Harte, indomitable heroine of A Woman of Substance. Emma Harte was the heroine of Barbara Taylor Bradford's multi-million copy bestseller, A Woman of Substance. Now she is eighty years old and ready to hand over the reins of the vast business empire she has created. To her favourite grandchild, Paula McGill Fairley, Emma bequeaths her mighty retailing empire with these heartfelt words: 'I charge you to hold my dream.' A towering international success, this is the powerfully moving tale of one woman's determination to 'hold the dream' which was entrusted to her, and... View more info

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A Sudden Change of Heart [used book]

By: Barbara Taylor Bradford

Price: $5.00

Publisher: UK, Harper Collins: 1999

Seller ID: 002325

ISBN: 000783375X

Condition: Good


Barbara Taylor Bradford has become one of the world's most cherished storytellers, having written fourteen bestselling novels that went on to become enduring favorites. In A Sudden Change of Heart, readers are once again invited to fall under the spell of a magical weaver of tales at her most seductive. Laura Valiant and Claire Benson are best friends from childhood and have remained exceptionally close through the turmoil of adult life. They have much to celebrate : Laura is a partner in a challenging and successful art dealership in New York, and her marriage to the handsome and always amia... View more info

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Breaking the Rules #7 Emma Harte [used book]

By: Barbara Taylor Bradford

Price: $8.00

Publisher: UK, Harper Collins: 2009

Seller ID: 0007304080

ISBN: 0007304080

Condition: Good


Forty years ago, the world was introduced to Emma Harte. Now meet M, a new woman of substance guaranteed to win our hearts all over again. A new era has begun... When those you love are threatened, there's nothing you won't do to protect them... you'll even resort to Breaking the Rules. Following a terrifying encounter in the quiet English countryside, a dark beauty flees to New York in search of a new life. Adopting the initial M as her name, she embarks on a journey that will lead her to the catwalks of Paris where she becomes the muse and star model to France's iconic top design... View more info

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White Gardenia [used book]

By: Belinda Alexandra

Price: $8.00

Publisher: Australia, Harper Collins: 2003

Seller ID: 0732276276

ISBN: 0732276276

Condition: Good


In a district of the city of Harbin, a haven for White Russian families since Russia's Communist revolution, Alina Kozlova must make a heartbreaking decision if her only child, Anya, is to survive the final days of World War II. White Gardenia sweeps across cultures and continents, from the glamorous nightclubs of Shanghai to the harshness of Cold War Soviet Russia in the 1960s, from a desolate island in the Pacific Ocean to a new life in post-war Australia. Both mother and daughter must make sacrifices, but is the price too high? Most importantly of all, will they ever find each other again?... View more info

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Silver Wattle [used book]

By: Belinda Alexandra

Price: $8.00

Publisher: Australia, Harper Collins: 2007

Seller ID: 000779

ISBN: 0732281342

Condition: Good


Belinda Alexandra returns with a dazzling novel about two exceptional sisters, set in the Australian film world of the 1920s. In fear for their lives after the sudden death of their mother, Adela and Klara must flee Prague to find refuge with their uncle in Australia. There, Adela becomes a film director at a time when the local industry is starting to feel the competition from Hollywood. But while success is imminent, the issues of family and an impossible love are never far away. And ultimately dreams of the silver screen must compete with the bonds of a lifetime ... Silver Wattle confir... View more info

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White Gardenia [used book]

By: Belinda Alexandra

Price: $8.00

Publisher: Australia, Harper Collins: 2002

Seller ID: 001004

ISBN: 0732276187

Condition: Good


In a district of the city of Harbin, a haven for White Russian families since Russia's Communist revolution, Alina Kozlova must make a heartbreaking decision if her only child, Anya, is to survive the final days of World War II. White Gardenia sweeps across cultures and continents, from the glamorous nightclubs of Shanghai to the harshness of Cold War Soviet Russia in the 1960s, from a desolate island in the Pacific Ocean to a new life in post-war Australia. Both mother and daughter must make sacrifices, but is the price too high? Most importantly of all, will they ever find each other again?... View more info

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Tuscan Rose [used book]

By: Belinda Alexandra

Price: $8.00

Publisher: Australia, Harper Collins: 2010

Seller ID: 001285

ISBN: 0732281326

Condition: Good


The internationally bestselling author of WHITE GARDENIA returns with her greatest heroine yet. A mysterious stranger known as 'The Wolf' leaves an infant with the sisters of Santo Spirito. A tiny silver key hidden in her wrappings is the one clue to the child's identity ...Rosa's only family is the nuns who have raised her. When she turns fifteen she must leave them and become governess to the daughter of an aristocrat and his strange frightening wife. Their house is elegant but cursed and Rosa - blessed with gifts beyond her considerable musical talents - is torn between her desire to know t... View more info

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Wild Lavender [used book]

By: Belinda Alexandra

Price: $8.00

Publisher: Australia, Harper Collins: 2004

Seller ID: 0732276268

ISBN: 0732276268

Condition: Good


Presents the story of Simone Fleurier. Wrenched from her home on a Provencal lavender farm at the age of fourteen after the accidental death of her father, she is forced to become a maid in Marseille. Years later, having achieved a dream of becoming a famous singer, the toast of Paris, she watches Nazi troops occupy the city. View more info

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Sapphire Skies [used book]

By: Belinda Alexandra

Price: $8.00

Publisher: Australia, Harper Collins: 2014

Seller ID: 0732291976

ISBN: 0732291976

Condition: Good


A love bigger than a war. A beautiful woman lost. A mystery unsolved ...until now. 2000: the wreckage of a downed WWII fighter plane is discovered in the forests near Russia's Ukrainian border. the aircraft belonged to Natalya Azarova, ace pilot and pin-up girl for Soviet propaganda, but the question of her fate remains unanswered. Was she a German spy who faked her own death, as the Kremlin claims? Her lover, Valentin Orlov, now a highly-decorated general, refuses to believe it. Lily, a young Australian woman, has moved to Moscow to escape from tragedy. She becomes fascinated by the story of ... View more info

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Looking Back [used book]

By: Belva Plain

Price: $6.00

Publisher: Australia, Doubleday Book Club: 2001

Seller ID: 000936

ISBN: 1876590564

Condition: Good


"New York Times" bestselling author Belva Plain goes to the heart of what it means to be a woman, a wife, and a friend, in her powerful new novel--a story of love and betrayal that measures the limits of loyalty, friendship, and forgiveness. They met at school and have been inseparable ever since: Cecile, confident, elegant daughter of privilege; Norma, extraordinarily gifted and sadly troubled; and beautiful, ambitious Amanda, determined to rise above her humble southern beginnings. Two are married. One despairs of ever finding love. Three women. Leading their busy adult lives. Yet first and ... View more info

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Secrecy [used book]

By: Belva Plain

Price: $6.00

Publisher: UK, Hodder and Stoughton: 1997

Seller ID: 0340693142

ISBN: 0340693142

Condition: Good


Belva Plain's new novel focuses on the secrets of three women: a mother of a teenage girl who has been raped; the mother of the boy who is the culprit; and a young girl who grows up to become a brilliant architect. When a project on which she has been working is suddenly called to a halt, the many deceptions and secrets that have riddled these lives come crashing down on them all. View more info

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Inconceivable [used book]

By: Ben Elton

Price: $8.00

Publisher: UK, Black Swan: 2000

Seller ID: 0552148199

ISBN: 0552148199

Condition: Good


Sometimes it's possible to want something too much. That's when you risk losing what you have. Sam and Lucy seem like the perfect couple. Successful, happy and in love. But life isn't that simple. Lucy thinks Sam is a sad, cold sensitivity-exclusion zone who would rather read a newspaper than have an emotion. Sam thinks Lucy is blaming him because she can't walk past Mothercare without getting all teary. The problem is that they might be infertile. And in more ways than one. Lucy wants a baby. Sam wants to write a hit movie. And given that the average IVF cycle has about a one in five chance o... View more info

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High Society [used book]

By: Ben Elton

Price: $8.00

Publisher: UK, Black Swan: 2003

Seller ID: 0552150533

ISBN: 0552150533

Condition: Good


The war on drugs has been lost but for want of the courage to face the fact that the whole world is rapidly becoming one vast criminal network. From pop stars and princes to crack whores and street kids. From the Groucho Club toilets to the poppy fields of Afghanistan, we are all partners in crime. High Society is a story or rather a collection of interconnected stories that takes the reader on a hilarious, heart breaking and terrifying journey through the kaleidoscope world that the law has created and from which the law offers no protection. View more info

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Popcorn [used book]

By: Ben Elton

Price: $8.00

Publisher: Australia, Black Swan: 2003

Seller ID: 0552151017

ISBN: 0552151017

Condition: Good


Bruce Delamitri makes cool films about killers. Films in which people die to rock and roll sound-tracks. Meanwhile, psychotic, unbalanced Wayne and Scout are actual killers. On Oscar night, as Bruce becomes King of Hollywood, Wayne and Scout go on a murderous rampage and fact is about to confront fiction. View more info

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Chart Throb [used book]

By: Ben Elton

Price: $8.00

Publisher: UK, Black Swan: 2007

Seller ID: 0552773778

ISBN: 0552773778

Condition: Good


Chart Throb.The ultimate pop quest. Ninety five thousand hopefuls. Three judges. Just one winner. And that's Calvin Simms, the genius behind the show. Calvin always wins because Calvin writes the rules. But this year, as he sits smugly in judgement upon the mingers, clingers and blingers whom he has pre-selected in his carefully scripted search for a star, he has no idea that the rules are changing. The real is about to be put back into reality television and Calvin and his fellow judges (the nation's favourite mum and the other bloke) are about to become ex-factors themselves. Ben Elton, auth... View more info

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Chart Throb [used book]

By: Ben Elton

Price: $8.00

Publisher: UK, Bantam Press: 2006

Seller ID: 0593057503

ISBN: 0593057503

Condition: Good


Chart Throb is the ultimate pop quest. There are ninety five thousand hopefuls, three judges, and just one winner. And that's Calvin Simms, the genius behind the show. Calvin always wins because Calvin writes the rules. But this year, as he sits smugly in judgement upon the mingers, clingers and blingers whom he has pre-selected in his carefully scripted 'search' for a star, he has no idea that the rules are changing. The 'real' is about to be put back into 'reality' television and Calvin and his fellow judges (the nation's favourite mum and the other bloke) are about to become ex-factors them... View more info

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Meltdown [used book]

By: Ben Elton

Price: $8.00

Publisher: UK, Bantam Press: 2009

Seller ID: 0593061926

ISBN: 0593061926

Condition: Fair


For amiable City trader Jimmy Corby money was the new Rock n' Roll. His whole life was a party, adrenalin charged and cocaine fuelled. If he hadn't met Monica he would probably have ended up either dead or in rehab. But Jimmy was as lucky in love as he was at betting on dodgy derivatives, so instead of burning out, his star just burned brighter than ever. Rich, pampered and successful, Jimmy, Monica and their friends lived the dream, bringing up their children with an army of domestic helps. But then it all came crashing down. And when the global financial crisis hit, Jimmy discovers that anyo... View more info

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Blast from the Past [used book]

By: Ben Elton

Price: $8.00

Publisher: UK, Bantam Press: 1998

Seller ID: 0593044142

ISBN: 0593044142

Condition: Good


It's two fifteen a.m., you're in bed alone and you're woken by the phone. Your eyes are wide and your body tense before it has completed so much as a single ring. And as you wake, in the tiny moment between sleep and consciousness, you know already that something is wrong. Only someone bad would call at such an hour. Or someone good, but with bad news, which would probably be worse. You lie there in the darkness and wait for the answer machine to kick in. Your own voice sounds strange as it tells you that nobody is there but that a message can be left. You feel your heart beat. You listen. And... View more info

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Dead Famous [used book]

By: Ben Elton

Price: $8.00

Publisher: UK, Bantam Press: 2002

Seller ID: 0593048059

ISBN: 0593048059

Condition: Good


One house. Ten contestants. Thirty cameras. Forty microphones. Yet again the public gorges its voyeuristic appetite as another group of unknown and unremarkable people submit themselves to the brutal exposure of the televised real-life soap opera, House Arrest. Everybody knows the rules: total strangers are forced to live together while the rest of the country watches them do it. Who will crack first? Who will have sex and with whom? Who will the public love and who will they hate? All the usual questions. And then, suddenly, there are some new ones. Who is the murderer? How did he or she mana... View more info

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Chart Throb [used book]

By: Ben Elton

Price: $8.00

Publisher: UK, Bantam Press: 2007

Seller ID: 059305749X

ISBN: 059305749X

Condition: Good


"Chart Throb" is the ultimate pop quest. Ninety five thousand hopefuls. Three judges. Just one winner. And that's Colin Simms, the genius behind the show. Colin always wins because Colin writes the rules. But this year, as he sits smugly in judgement upon the mingers, clingers and blingers whom he has pre-selected in his carefully scripted 'search' for a star, he has no idea that the rules are changing. The 'real' is about to be put back into 'reality' television and Colin and his fellow judges (the nation's favourite mum and the other bloke) are about to become ex-factors themselves. Ben Elto... View more info

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High Society [used book]

By: Ben Elton

Price: $8.00

Publisher: UK, Bantam Press: 2003

Seller ID: 0593049403

ISBN: 0593049403

Condition: Good


The war on drugs has been lost but for want of the courage to face that fact the whole world is rapidly becoming one vast criminal network. From pop stars and princes to crack whores and street kids. From the Groucho Club toilets to the poppy fields of Afghanistan, we are all partners in crime. HIGH SOCIETY is a story or rather a collection of interconnected stories that takes the reader on a hilarious, heart breaking and terrifying journey through the kaleidoscope world that the law has created and from which the law offers no protection. View more info

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Jackal's Dance [used book]

By: Beverley Harper

Price: $8.00

Publisher: Australia, Pan: 2002

Seller ID: 033036359X

ISBN: 033036359X

Condition: Good


As the rangers and staff of a luxury lodge in Etosha National Park, Namibia welcome the last guests of the season, thoughts are predominantly on the three-month break ahead. Except for Sean, who is fighting his growing attraction for the manager's wife, Thea. Camping in the park nearby, Professor Eben Kruger has his work cut out keeping the attention of the university students in his charge on the behavioural habits of the cunning jackal. None of them could ever be prepared for the horrendous events about to take place. Each will be pushed to breaking point as the quest for survival becomes th... View more info

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Edge of the Rain [used book]

By: Beverley Harper

Price: $8.00

Publisher: Australia, Pan: 1998

Seller ID: 0330359819

ISBN: 0330359819

Condition: Good


"Hunger ached in her belly the lioness slid forward as close as she dared. The little boy seconds away from death was two, maybe three years old. He was lost in the heat-soaked sand that was the Kalahari desert." Toddler Alex Theron is miraculously rescued by a passing clan of Kalahari Bushmen. Over the ensuing years, the desert draws him back, for it hides a beautiful secret diamonds. But nothing comes easily from within this turbulent continent and before Alex can ever hope to realise his dreams he will lost his mind to love and fight a bitter enemy who will stop at nothing to destroy him. View more info

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Gentlemen of the Flashing Blade

By: Bianka Vidonja Balanzategui

Price: $24.95

Publisher: Australia, Boolarong Press: 2016

Seller ID: 004006

ISBN: 1925236056

Condition: New


When Branko stepped onto the deck of the Mohammedi, a displaced person refugee, he left behind him a war torn home land and loving family. In the sweat and dust of a North Queensland cane field youthful hopes and ambitions died. But there, at least, he breathed freely and moved without looking over his shoulder. He could dream that when he made good money and his country was free he would go home. Bianka Vidonja Balanzategui, historian and daughter of a displaced person cane cutter, takes the reader on a graphic and authentic journey from International Refugee Organization (IRO) Assembly Camp... View more info

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The Persimmon Tree [used book]

By: Bryce Courtenay

Price: $8.00

Publisher: Australia, Penguin: 2007

Seller ID: 067007070X

ISBN: 067007070X

Condition: Good


The persimmon tree is a symbol of life, a heartwood that will outlast everything man can make...... It is 1942 in the Dutch East Indies, and Nick Duncan is a young Australian butterfly collector in search of a single exotic butterfly. With invading Japanese forces coming closer by the day, Nick falls in love with the intoxicating Anna van Heerden. Their time together is brief, as both are forced into separate, dangerous escapes. They plan to reunite and marry in Australia but it is several years before their paths cross again, scarred forever by the dark events of a long, cruel war. In The ... View more info

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The Story of Danny Dunn [used book]

By: Bryce Courtenay

Price: $8.00

Publisher: Australia, Penguin Books Australia: 2009

Seller ID: 0670073342

ISBN: 0670073342

Condition: Good


In the aftermath of the Great Depression, few opportunities existed for working-class boys, but at just 18 Danny Dunn has a good deal going for him: brains, looks, sporting ability - and an easy charm. His parents run The Hero, a favourite neighbourhood pub, and Danny is a local hero. Luck changes for Danny when he signs up to go to war. He returns home a physically broken man, to a life that will be changed for ever. Together with Helen, a woman of strength, character and intelligence who becomes his wife, he sets about rebuilding his life. It is a life tormented by personal demons, and s... View more info

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Smoky Joe's Cafe [used book]

By: Bryce Courtenay

Price: $6.00

Publisher: Australia, Penguin: 2001

Seller ID: 014029807X

ISBN: 014029807X

Condition: Good


A Vietnam vet returns to an Australia that regards him as a mercenary guilty of war crimes. Thommo begins to develop all kinds of physical and mental problems, and thinks it must only be him until he finds that he is not alone. Ten mates, all who remain of his platoon, are affected in the same way. Now Thommo and his mates are eleven angry men out for revenge. They rope in an ex-Viet Cong with 'special skills' and his own secret agenda. They're the 'Dirty Dozen', just like the movie. Only it's real life, and they're so screwed up they couldn't fight their way out of a wet paper bag. That... View more info

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Matthew Flinders' Cat [used book]

By: Bryce Courtenay

Price: $8.00

Publisher: Australia, Penguin Books: 2002

Seller ID: 0670910619

ISBN: 0670910619

Condition: Good


Billy O'Shannessy, once a prominent barrister, is now on the street where he sleeps on a bench outside the State Library. Above him on the window sill rests a bronze statue of Matthew Flinders' cat, Trim. Ryan is a ten-year-old, a near street kid heading for all the usual trouble. The two meet and form an unlikely friendship. Appealing to the boy's imagination by telling him the story of the circumnavigation of Australia as seen through Trim's eyes, Billy is drawn deeply into Ryan's life and into the Sydney underworld. Over several months the two begin the mutual process of rehabilitation. Mat... View more info