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Whitethorn [used book]

By: Bryce Courtenay

Price: $8.00

Publisher: Australia, Viking: 2006

Seller ID: 0670070416

ISBN: 0670070416

Condition: Good


From Bryce Courtenay comes a novel of Africa. The time is 1939. White South Africa is a deeply divided nation with many of the Afrikaner people fanatically opposed to the English. The world is also on the brink of war and South Africa elects to fight for the Allied cause against Germany. Six-year-old Tom Fitzsaxby finds himself in The Boys Farm, an orphanage in a remote town in the high mountains, where the Afrikaners side fiercely with Hitler's Germany. Tom's English name proves sufficient for him to be ostracised, marking him as an outsider. And so begin some of life's tougher lessons fo... View more info

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Tommo and Hawk #2 Potato Factory [used book]

By: Bryce Courtenay

Price: $8.00

Publisher: Australia, Viking Australia: 1997

Seller ID: 000967

ISBN: 0670878774

Condition: Good


Bryce Courtenay has created an unforgettable story of the enduring bond between two brothers. Brutally kidnapped and separated in childhood, Tommo and Hawk are reunited at the age of fifteen in Hobart Town. Together they escape their troubled pasts and set off on a journey into manhood. From whale hunting in the Pacific to the Maori wars of New Zealand, from the Rocks in Sydney to the miners' riots in the goldfields, Tommo and Hawk must learn each other's strengths and weaknesses in order to survive. Along the way, Hawk meets the outrageous Maggie Pye, who brings love and laughter into his... View more info

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Four Fires [used book]

By: Bryce Courtenay

Price: $8.00

Publisher: Australia, Penguin: 2002

Seller ID: 0143000969

ISBN: 0143000969

Condition: Good


In a small town like any other small town around Australia live the Maloneys. They are a fifth-generation Australian family of Irish Catholic descent who are struggling to reach the first rung of the social ladder. The Maloneys are a family you won't forget: a strong mother, a father broken by war, three boys and two girls, one of whom has an illegitimate daughter. Each of their lives is changed forever by the four fires - passion, religion, warfare and fire itself. Four Fires is a story of the power of love and the triumph of the human spirit against the odds. 'Not since writing The Power... View more info

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Fishing for Stars

By: Bryce Courtenay

Price: $8.00

Publisher: Australia, Viking: 2008

Seller ID: 0670072745

ISBN: 0670072745

Condition: Good


Fishing for Stars has, at its heart, two passionate, unforgettable - but very different - women. One is exotic, damaged, and shrewd; the other beautiful, determined and zealous. Both are bitter rivals for the love of the same man. My story is set in Australia, the Pacific Islands, Japan and Indonesia during the latter half of the twentieth century. Nick Duncan is an ingenuous male with a great deal more female on his hands than he can possibly hope to understand. The contest he is called upon to referee is the clash between the two great loves of his life- the seductive Anna Til, and the... View more info

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The Potato Factory #1 Potato Factory [used book]

By: Bryce Courtenay

Price: $8.00

Publisher: Australia, Mandarin: 1996

Seller ID: 1863305319

ISBN: 1863305319

Condition: Good


Ikey Solomon is in the business of thieving and he's very good at it. Ikey's partner in crime is his mistress, the forthright Mary Abacus, until misfortune befalls them. They are parted and each must make the harsh journey from thriving nineteenth century London to the convict settlement of Van Diemen's Land. In the backstreets and dives of Hobart Town, Mary learns the art of brewing and builds The Potato Factory, where she plans a new future. But her ambitions are threatened by Ikey's wife, Hannah, her old enemy. The two women raise their separate families, one legitimate and the other bastar... View more info

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Jack of Diamonds [used book]

By: Bryce Courtenay

Price: $8.00

Publisher: Australia, Viking: 2013

Seller ID: 0670076074

ISBN: 0670076074

Condition: Good


Born and raised in a poor, working-class family in Toronto, Jack Spayd is the son of an unhappy marriage. But when he is given a harmonica as a young boy, he discovers a talent for music that will change his life forever. After being taken under the wing of 'Miss Frostbite', the owner of a local jazz club, Jack becomes a gifted musician, playing piano and harmonica. After the death of his mother, he travels to Las Vegas and finds work in the clubs there, but is increasingly drawn to gambling. He earns a reputation as a good player, which brings him to the attention of the mafia. Jack wants to ... View more info

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The Family Frying Pan [used book]

By: Bryce Courtenay

Price: $8.00

Publisher: Australia, Penguin: 2001

Edition: Revised Edition

Seller ID: 0140293418

ISBN: 0140293418

Condition: Good


Now available in paperback for the first time, this is a completely revised edition of one of Australia's best-loved tales from master storyteller Bryce Courtenay. Mrs Moses is a small woman with a big heart and enormous courage. The only survivor of a Cossack raid on her village she takes with her a big cast-iron frying pan. View more info

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Solomon's Song #3 Potato Factory [used book]

By: Bryce Courtenay

Price: $8.00

Publisher: Australia, Viking: 1999

Seller ID: 0670878782

ISBN: 0670878782

Condition: Good


This is the story of two families - branches of the Solomons - transported to an alien land, both of whom eventually grow rich and powerful but who, through three generations, never for one moment relinquish their hatred for each other. It is also the story of our country from the beginning until we came of age as a nation. I have learned a great deal about Australia and those things which concern us as a people and make us, in many ways, who we are today. To write this book, I visited Gallipoli and came away deeply saddened by the terrible waste of our young blood. We would never be quite th... View more info

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Four Fires [used book]

By: Bryce Courtenay

Price: $8.00

Publisher: Australia, Viking: 2001

Seller ID: 0670910627

ISBN: 0670910627

Condition: Good


Tommy Maloney never talked about the war and it broke his spirit. So now, in the small town of Yankalillee, it is up to his booming wife, Nancy, to raise their five children. In 1955, the Maloneys are at the bottom of the pecking order - but circumstances change in this story of the triumph of the human spirit. View more info

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Tandia [used book]

By: Bryce Courtenay

Price: $8.00

Publisher: Australia, Penguin: 2011

Seller ID: 0143004549

ISBN: 0143004549

Condition: Good


Half-African, half-Indian and beautiful, Tandia is just a teenager when she is brutally attacked and violated by the South African police. Desperately afraid and consumed by hatred for the white man, Tandia seeks refuge in a brothel deep in the veld. There she learns to use her brilliant mind and extraordinary looks as weapons for the battles that lie ahead- she trains as a terrorist. But then Tandia meets a man with a past as strange as her own- Peekay, an Oxford undergraduate who is also the challenger for the world welterweight boxing championship - and a white man. And in a land where mixe... View more info

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Brother Fish [used book]

By: Bryce Courtenay

Price: $8.00

Publisher: Australia, Viking: 2004

Seller ID: 0670042080

ISBN: 0670042080

Condition: Good


Inspired by real events, Brother Fish tells the story of three people from vastly differing backgrounds. All they have in common is a tough beginning in life. Jack McKenzie is a harmonica player, soldier, dreamer and small-time professional fisherman from a tiny island in Bass Strait. Nicole Lenoir-Jourdan is a strong-willed woman hiding from an ambiguous past in Shanghai. Larger than life, Private Jimmy Oldcorn was once a street kid and leader of a New York gang. Together, they reap a vast and not always legitimate fortune from the sea. Spanning eighty years and four continents, Brother Fish ... View more info

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Fortune Cookie [used book]

By: Bryce Courtenay

Price: $8.00

Publisher: Australia, Viking: 2010

Seller ID: 067007408X

ISBN: 067007408X

Condition: Good


Simon Koo is an ambitious Australian-born Chinese who goes to Singapore in the mid-sixties to work for an advertising agency. But the Wing brothers, who run the agency, are not what they seem. There is soon trouble when Simon falls in love with the forbidden Mercy B. Lord. With no family or connections, this beautiful young woman is powerless to resist the evil influence of Beatrice Fong, a manipulative businesswoman who, in league with the Wing brothers, lures her into the dark and dangerous international trade in sex workers and heroin trafficking involving the American CIA. Simon must save... View more info

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Four Fires [used book]

By: Bryce Courtenay

Price: $8.00

Publisher: Australia, Penguin: 2006

Seller ID: 014300462X

ISBN: 014300462X

Condition: Good


In a small town like any other small town around Australia live the Maloneys. They are a fifth-generation Australian family of Irish Catholic descent who are struggling to reach the first rung of the social ladder. The Maloneys are a family you won't forget- a strong mother, a father broken by war, three boys and two girls, one of whom has an illegitimate daughter. Each of their lives is changed forever by the four fires - passion, religion, warfare and fire itself. Four Fires is a story of the power of love and the triumph of the human spirit against the odds. 'Not since writing The Po... View more info

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The Night Country [used book] [hard to get]

By: Bryce Courtenay

Price: $40.00

Publisher: Australia, Viking: 1998

Inscription: On front flyleaf : To Antonella, Hope you find ins

Seller ID: 0670878995

ISBN: 0670878995

Condition: Good


The Night Country is an enchanting and inspiring story from one of Australia's most popular authors, Bryce Courtenay, which draws on the author's childhood in Africa. Towards the end of the Great Depression a young boy goes with his sister to stay at a farm while their mother is ill. There, during a scorching African summer, he witnesses a trial and punishment which will forever remind him of white men's cruelty to black people. Beautifully packaged with striking watercolour illustrations, The Night Country is a fable for all ages - a powerful account of the strength that lives within us all. View more info

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The Carrie Diaries [used book]

By: Candace Bushnell

Price: $8.00

Publisher: UK, Harper Collins: 2010

Seller ID: 0007312067

ISBN: 0007312067

Condition: Good


Meet Carrie Bradshaw before 'Sex and the City!' The Carrie Diaries is the coming-of-age story of one of the most iconic characters of our generation. Before Sex and the City, Carrie Bradshaw was a small town girl who knew she wanted more. She's ready for real life to start, but first she must navigate her senior year of high school. Up until now, Carrie and her friends have been inseparable. Then Sebastian Kydd comes into the picture, and a friend's betrayal makes her question everything. With an unforgettable cast of characters, The Carrie Diaries is the story of how a regular girl learns to ... View more info

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Tails Carried High #1 Daughters of the Wind

By: Carmel Rowley

Price: $29.95

Publisher: Australia, BookPal: 2009

Seller ID: 000915

ISBN: 1921681004

Condition: New


After her mother's death, Jessikah Lloyd throws caution to the wind, leaving England in search of her family history in Queensland, Australia. As disturbing secrets are revealed, Jessikah learns that, had her mother remained in Australia, she would have been the fourth generation in a long line of Arabian horse breeders. Jessikah finds the ego-driven world of the Arabian horse industry fascinating, but what she longs to know eludes her. How did her grandmother Emma Hagen die twenty-five years ago? Who now owns the property, and why is the once beautiful stud farm crumbling? When good-looking ... View more info

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Voices in the Wind #2 Daughters of the Wind

By: Carmel Rowley

Price: $26.95

Publisher: Australia, Pearsons View Publishing: 2010

Seller ID: 000916

ISBN: 0980824907

Condition: New


The persistent neighing of horses resonated on the soft wind. Was it a warning or a reminder for Jessikah to heed caution and remember the past? Jessikah Lloyd is devoted to breeding Arabian horses. But a sequence of events, during the holiday of a lifetime, will alter her life forever. A mysterious incident in Venice is followed by the passion of the Palio in Siena. At a major German Arabian horse show, events take a darker turn. Nothing can prepare Jessikah's family for a deathbed revelation, linked to an old betrayal, or the traumatic events that follow. From the black soil valleys of Au... View more info

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Matilda is Missing [used book]

By: Caroline Overington

Price: $8.00

Publisher: Australia, Bantam: 2011

Seller ID: 1742750389

ISBN: 1742750389

Condition: Good


Garry Hartshorn and Softie Monaghan were never love's young dream. Not even on their wedding day. Softie was sophisticated, a career woman, who owned a nice apartment overlooking St Kilda Beach. Garry had a few rough edges, plus one failed marriage and an assortment of jobs under his belt. But Softie's body clock was ticking, and Garry wanted children ... So they got married, and produced the only thing they ever had in common. Matilda. Now, two years later, their golden-haired child is at the centre of a bitter custody battle. Both parents insist that her well-being is the only thing they car... View more info

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Gucci Mamas [used book]

By: Cate Kendall

Price: $7.00

Publisher: Australia, Bantam: 2007

Seller ID: 1863255656

ISBN: 1863255656

Condition: Good


Welcome to the world of the Private School Princesses, where our heroine Mim has to do battle with the Car Park Mafia and the Mothers Superior as she drops her children off at the most prestigious school in Melbourne. But in between keeping up with the Joneses - or in this case the Mason-Jacksons - cracks are starting to show in Mim's perfect life as money gets tighter and her husband works ever longer hours. If her two best friends have similar problems, Mim would never know - the Gucci Mamas are far too busy picking their outfits for the races and having manicures to notice each other's trou... View more info

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Not that Kind of Girl [used book]

By: Catherine Alliott

Price: $8.00

Publisher: UK, Headline Review: 2006

Seller ID: 0755323211

ISBN: 0755323211

Condition: Good


When Henrietta Tate lost her first love, Rupert, she fell into the comforting arms of her boss, Marcus. Now married to him and with two children, Henny has always believed the family comes first and is delighted to stay home and prove it. But all too soon Lily and Angus are away at school and home life becomes a little less than stimulating. Popping to London to act as PA to a famous TV historian sounds ideal. Until the effects of a slap-up lunch with her disreputably handsome new employer and one too many gin and tonics lead her husband to all the wrong conclusions. He should know she's not t... View more info

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The Branded Man [used book]

By: Catherine Cookson

Price: $6.00

Publisher: UK, Corgi: 1999

Seller ID: 0552143480

ISBN: 0552143480

Condition: Good


Fourteen-year-old Marie Anne Lawson, youngest daughter of a prosperous Northumbrian family, had always run when she might have walked, and it was as she was running away from a sight she would rather not have witnessed that she stumbled and fell, injuring her ankle, to be discovered by a local man who, because of a disfigurement, was known thereabouts as 'the branded man'. Already fearful of him by reputation, his sudden appearance frightened her into unconsciousness. When she came to, she was back at The Manor and confined to bed for an indefinite period. Marie Anne's mother, with no love and... View more info

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Just Between Us [used book]

By: Cathy Kelly

Price: $8.00

Publisher: UK, Harper Collins: 2002

Seller ID: 001472

ISBN: 0007896719

Condition: Good


From the bestselling author of SOMEONE LIKE YOU and WHAT SHE WANTS comes an uplifting novel about how three very different women cope with the complexities of their lives - relationships, careers, and families - to find fulfilment. Full of Cathy Kelly's trademark warmth, romance, optimism and wit. In the Irish country town of Kinvara, the fabulous MIller girls are generally reckoned to have it all. There's Stella with the looks of a Renaissance Madonna and a brilliant lawyer's mind. A single mum who has combined work and raising her daughter with aplomb, the only thing missing from her life ... View more info

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Just Between Us [used book]

By: Cathy Kelly

Price: $6.00

Publisher: UK, Harper Collins: 2003

Seller ID: 002333

ISBN: 0006514782

Condition: Good


From the bestselling author of SOMEONE LIKE YOU and WHAT SHE WANTS comes an uplifting novel about how three very different women cope with the complexities of their lives - relationships, careers, and families - to find fulfilment. Full of Cathy Kelly's trademark warmth, romance, optimism and wit. In the Irish country town of Kinvara, the fabulous MIller girls are generally reckoned to have it all. There's Stella with the looks of a Renaissance Madonna and a brilliant lawyer's mind. A single mum who has combined work and raising her daughter with aplomb, the only thing missing from her life ... View more info

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Once in a Lifetime [used book]

By: Cathy Kelly

Price: $8.00

Publisher: UK, Harper Collins: 2009

Seller ID: 0007240422

ISBN: 0007240422

Condition: Good


Every woman needs her Cathy Kelly time ... Kenny's Department Store, with its handsome Edwardian facade, is the jewel in Ardagh town's crown. TV presenter Ingrid has watched her husband David pour his heart and soul into the family store. She's juggled family life and her glittering career admirably. Now, as their children fly the nest, Ingrid discovers a secret that will shake her world to its very foundations. Natalie Flynn shares a flat with Ingrid's daughter, Molly. As love blossoms in her life, motherless Natalie starts to ask questions she has never dared to before. But wi... View more info

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Past Secrets [used book]

By: Cathy Kelly

Price: $8.00

Publisher: UK, Harper: 2007

Seller ID: 0007154089

ISBN: 0007154089

Condition: Good


Every woman needs her Cathy Kelly time. The warm and moving new novel from the No. 1 Bestselling author of 'Always and Forever'. Keep a secret too long and it will creep out when you least expect it! Behind the shining windows and rose-bedecked gardens of Summer Street, there are lots of secrets. There's the one that hard-working single mother, Faye, hides from her teenage daughter, Amber. And there's the one that thirty-year-old Maggie hides from herself. When fiery Amber decides to throw away her future for love, and when Maggie ends up back home looking after her sick mother, their secrets ... View more info

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Between Sisters [used book]

By: Cathy Kelly

Price: $8.00

Publisher: UK, Orion: 2015

Seller ID: 1409153649

ISBN: 1409153649

Condition: Good


Meet the women of Delaney Square . . . Cassie has spent her married life doing everything right - making sure her children have the perfect life, being a devoted wife and a dutiful daughter-in-law. Although it's left her so exhausted that 'wine o'clock' comes a little earlier each afternoon . . . Her sister Coco runs a vintage dress shop and has shied away from commitment over the years. Coco believes men complicate things, and she's got enough to contend with. Until a face from her past returns. Watching over them is grandmother Pearl, tucked away in her little house in Delaney Squar... View more info

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Best of Friends [used book]

By: Cathy Kelly

Price: $8.00

Publisher: UK, Harper Collins: 2003

Seller ID: 0007154038

ISBN: 0007154038

Condition: Good


From the bestselling author of SOMEONE LIKE YOU, WHAT SHE WANTS and JUST BETWEEN US. Cathy Kelly's trademarks are her warmth, romance, optimism and wit and her completely absorbing storytelling, and this will be her best novel yet. Four very different young women are drawn together for comfort by the loss of a dearly loved friend in this warm and engaging new novel by the bestselling author of JUST BETWEEN US. Minor career worries, arguments over whose turn it is to do the cooking, niggles over a daughter's wedding, and too much chemistry homework - these are the kinds of problems that absorb ... View more info

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Past Secrets [used book]

By: Cathy Kelly

Price: $8.00

Publisher: UK, Harper Collins: 2006

Seller ID: 0007154070

ISBN: 0007154070

Condition: Good


The new novel from the Number 1 bestselling author of Always and Forever and Best of Friends. Keep a secret too long and it will creep out when you least expect it... Behind the shining windows and rose-bedecked gardens of Summer Street, there are lots of secrets. There's the one that hard-working single mother, Faye, hides from her teenage daughter, Amber. And there's the one that thirty-year-old Maggie hides from herself. When fiery Amber decides to throw away her future for love, and when Maggie ends up back home looking after her sick mother, their secrets begin to bubble ov... View more info

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Homecoming [used book]

By: Cathy Kelly

Price: $8.00

Publisher: UK, Harper Collins: 2010

Seller ID: 0007240457

ISBN: 0007240457

Condition: Good


The warm and wonderful new novel from the natural heir to Maeve Binchy Eleanor Levine left Ireland seventy years ago with little more than a suitcase and her mother's handwritten recipe book. Now, a lifetime later, she's returning from New York with hard won wisdom and memories of her own. A renowned psychoanalyst, Eleanor knows there's one final journey she has to make... Lovely young actress Megan Bouchier didn't have to chase success - it arrived effortlessly. Fame was what she always wanted until a disastrous affair made her the wrong kind of headlines - now Megan needs a place ... View more info

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Always and Forever [used book]

By: Cathy Kelly

Price: $8.00

Publisher: UK, Harper Collins: 2005

Seller ID: 0007182872

ISBN: 0007182872

Condition: Good


Fairy godmothers exist, even in the tranquil hills of Ireland... Once upon a time, in the beautiful town of Carrickwell, lived three women. Three women who thought they had life pretty much mapped out. Ambitious Mel had a high-flying career, caring Daisy wanted a child with the boyfriend who was everything to her, and hot-headed Cleo was ready to step into the family business once she'd finished her hotel management degree. Until the landscape shifted and it all came tumbling down. Now Mel's job comes second to the guilt of being a working mum-of-two. What should be th... View more info