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Daddy [used book]

By: Danielle Steel

Price: $6.00

Publisher: UK, Corgi: 1989

Seller ID: 0552135224

ISBN: 0552135224

Condition: Good


To the outside world, Sarah and Oliver Watson had the perfect marriage. Happy and successful, with three beautiful children, they seemed to have it all. But under the surface, Sarah felt lost, empty and inadequate. And one Christmas, after eighteen years of marriage, she walked out. Left alone, Oliver struggles to cope with raising his three children. Seventeen-year-old Benjamin rebels with disastrous consequences, while fifteen-year-old Melissa angrily turns against her father, and nine-year-old Sam, the 'baby', is too shaken to deal with his mother's abandonment. And then tragedy strik... View more info

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Leap of Faith [used book]

By: Danielle Steel

Price: $6.00

Publisher: UK, Corgi: 2002

Seller ID: 0552146390

ISBN: 0552146390

Condition: Good


Marie-Ange Hawkins has the kind of childhood that most people dream of - freedom, love and security in a beautiful old French chateau. But when she is just eleven, a tragic accident marks the end of her idyllic life. Orphaned and alone, she is sent to America to live with her great-aunt on a farm in Iowa, where she is forced to work while dreaming of returning to her beloved chateau. Only the friendship of a local boy, Billy Parker, offers comfort and hope. When an unexpected visitor brings some startling news, she returns to France and meets the Chateau's new owner - a dashing widower who in... View more info

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Sum: Forty Tales from the Afterlives

By: David Eagleman

Price: $19.95

Publisher: UK, Canongate Books: 2009

Seller ID: 004550

ISBN: 1847674275

Condition: New


In the afterlife you may find that God is the size of a microbe and unaware of your existence. Or you may find the afterlife contains only those people whom you remember. In some afterlives you are split into all your different ages, in some you are recreated based on your credit card records, and in others you are forced to live with annoying versions of yourself that represent what you could have been. In these wonderfully imagined tales - at once funny, wistful and unsettling - Eagleman kicks over the chessboard of traditional notions and offers us a dazzling lens through which to see ours... View more info

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The 19th Wife [used book]

By: David Ebershoff

Price: $8.00

Publisher: UK, Black Swan: 2009

Seller ID: 0552774987

ISBN: 0552774987

Condition: Good


Jordan returns from California to Utah to visit his mother in jail. As a teenager he was expelled from his family and religious community, a secretive Mormon offshoot sect. Now his father has been found shot dead in front of his computer, and one of his many wives - Jordan's mother - is accused of the crime. Over a century earlier, Ann Eliza Young, the nineteenth wife of Brigham Young, Prophet and Leader of the Mormon Church, tells the sensational story of how her own parents were drawn into plural marriage, and how she herself battled for her freedom and escaped her powerful husband, to lead... View more info

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Fly Away Peter

By: David Malouf

Price: $19.95

Publisher: UK, Vintage: 2013

Seller ID: 9780099273820

ISBN: 0099273829

Condition: New


For three very different people brought together by their love for birds, life on the Queensland coast in 1914 is the timeless and idyllic world of sandpipers, ibises and kingfishers. In another hemisphere civilization rushes headlong into a brutal conflict. Life there is lived from moment to moment. Inevitably, the two young men - sanctuary owner and employee - are drawn to the war, and into the mud and horror of the trenches of Armentieres. Alone on the beach, their friend Imogen, the middle-aged wildlife photographer, must acknowledge for all three of them that the past cannot be held. Abo... View more info

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The Dalai Lama's Cat and the Four Paws of Spiritual Success

By: David Michie

Price: $19.95

Publisher: USA, Hay House: 2019

Seller ID: 9781401959456

ISBN: 1401959458

Condition: New


If you're wondering how being in the presence of an enlightened person may be communicated on the pages of book written by a flawed and complex-if extremely beautiful-cat, let me confess that my only job here is to offer you a mirror. A looking glass of a particular kind. One that reflects back not the contours of your nose or the arch of your brow, but which provides a much deeper reflection of who and what you are. Look closely, dear reader, there's no need to be afraid. For what you will discover, if you ever doubted it, is that your own true nature is quite different from whatever flecks ... View more info

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One Day [used book]

By: David Nicholls

Price: $8.00

Publisher: UK, Hodder Paperback: 2011

Edition: Media Tie-in Edition

Seller ID: 1444724584

ISBN: 1444724584

Condition: Good


'I can imagine you at forty,' she said, a hint of malice in her voice. 'I can picture it right now.' He smiled without opening his eyes. 'Go on then.' 15th July 1988. Emma and Dexter meet for the first time on the night of their graduation. Tomorrow they must go their separate ways. So where will they be on this one day next year? And the year after that? And every year that follows? Twenty years, two people, ONE DAY. From the author of the massive bestseller STARTER FOR TEN. View more info

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Oh Dear Silvia [used book]

By: Dawn French

Price: $8.00

Publisher: UK, Michael Joseph: 2012

Seller ID: 0718156072

ISBN: 0718156072

Condition: Good


Dawn French, number one bestelling author of A Tiny Bit Marvellous and one of Britain's best loved comic writers, returns with Oh Dear Silvia, a darkly comic pageturner that will have you hanging on her every word. Who is in Coma Suite Number 5? A matchless lover? A supreme egotist? A selfless martyr? A bad mother? A cherished sister? A selfish wife? All of these. For this is Silvia Shute who has always done exactly what she wants. Until now, when her life suddenly, shockingly stops. Her past holds a dark and terrible secret, and now that she is unconscious in a hospital bed, her c... View more info

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A Tiny Bit Marvellous [used book]

By: Dawn French

Price: $8.00

Publisher: UK, Penguin: 2011

Seller ID: 0141046341

ISBN: 0141046341

Condition: Good


A Tiny Bit Marvellous is comedian Dawn French's hilarious pageturner. Everyone hates the perfect family. So you'll love the Battles. Meet Mo Battle, about to turn 50 and mum to two helpless, hormonal teenagers. There's 17-year-old daughter Dora who blames Mo for, like, EVERYTHING and Peter who believes he's quite simply as darling and marvellous as his hero Oscar Wilde. Somewhere, keeping quiet, is Dad . . . who's just, well... Dad. However, Mo is having a crisis. She's about to do something unusually wild and selfish, which will leave the entire family teetering on the edge of a ... View more info

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The Plantation [used book]

By: Di Morrissey

Price: $8.00

Publisher: Australia, MacMillan: 2010

Seller ID: 1405039981

ISBN: 1405039981

Condition: Good


When Australian Julie Reagan discovers a book written about wild Malaysia in the 1970s, she decides to find out more about the author - her great aunt. Why did her grandmother refuse to speak about her sister who disappeared from the family, 60 years before? What caused such a severe rift? Julie is invited to stay with her cousins who run the plantation founded by her great grandfather in Malaya a hundred years ago, and she decides to visit in the hope of finding clues to this family mystery. What Julie finds sends her spiralling through generations of loves, deaths, tragedy and the challeng... View more info

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When the Singing Stops [used book]

By: Di Morrissey

Price: $8.00

Publisher: Australia, MacMillan: 1997

Seller ID: 001136

ISBN: 0330359851

Condition: Good


The journey that changes her life... A young Australian woman leaves Sydney for a new world... Guyana, South America. Captivated by Guyana's wild, unspoilt beauty, Madison Wright Jones joins the native Amerindians struggling to preserve their culture against corporate exploitation. But her new-found commitment soon plunges Madison into a mire of murder, drug smuggling and political corruption. And finally, an unexpected love that pits her heart against her beliefs. From Sydney's sparkling harbour to the lush rainforests of South America, When the Singing Stops is a triumph of storytelling. ... View more info

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Monsoon [used book]

By: Di Morrissey

Price: $8.00

Publisher: Australia, MacMillan: 2007

Seller ID: 1405038187

ISBN: 1405038187

Condition: Good


Sandy Donaldson has been working for a volunteer organisation in Vietnam for the past four years. As her contract nears its end, she invites her oldest friend, Anna, to come for a holiday. Both girls have unexplored links to this country. Sandy's father is a Vietnam vet and Anna's mother was a Vietnamese boat person. During their travels, they meet Tom, an old Australian journalist who covered the war and plans to report on the 40th anniversary of the Battle of Long Tan. It is Tom who tries to persuade Sandy's father to return to Long Tan and settle the ghosts that have haunted him for 40 year... View more info

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The Opal Desert [used book]

By: Di Morrissey

Price: $8.00

Publisher: Australia, MacMillan: 2011

Seller ID: 1742610358

ISBN: 1742610358

Condition: Good


Kerrie, in her 40s, has just lost her famous sculptor husband who had been the centre of her existence and for whom she sacrificed her own art career. Now she needs to find the courage to rekindle her dreams. Shirley, approaching 80, believes she was betrayed by her lover many years ago and has retreated from the world, becoming a recluse living in an underground dugout. Her new friends cause her to reassess what she's done with her life. Anna, 20, has a promising athletic career but is torn between the commitment to her sport, which could carry her to the Olympics, and the other challenge... View more info

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Kimberley Sun #2 Lily Barton [used book]

By: Di Morrissey

Price: $8.00

Publisher: Australia, MacMillan: 2002

Seller ID: 0732911451

ISBN: 0732911451

Condition: Good


The Kimberley from the red desert to the remote town of Broome is the backdrop for Kimberley Sun. Lily Barton is beautiful, adventurous and 50-something. She is looking for a complete life change. Sami, her daughter, is 30, driving alone through the outback and finally, reluctantly confronting her family roots. Together they are swept into a world where legends, myths and reality start to converge. Those who come into their orbit bring stories that change each of them. From Farouz, the old Afghan camel driver, to Bobby, the Chinese/Aboriginal man who is tangled in the murder of a German touris... View more info

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The Silent Country [used book]

By: Di Morrissey

Price: $8.00

Publisher: Australia, MacMillan: 2009

Seller ID: 1405039396

ISBN: 1405039396

Condition: Good


The Silent Country is a vast and beautiful wilderness, a place which holds secrets and stories that are rarely spoken. TV producer Veronica Anderson travels to the Northern Territory to retrace the journey of an expedition that had set out 50 years earlier to film the outback, but which mysteriously ended in tragedy. Of the group, led by the eccentric Maxim Topov, few are still alive and they are reluctant to talk about the intriguing events. It is through the help of local NT Park Ranger, Jamie McIntosh, that Veronica begins to piece together the puzzle and discover the answers. These answ... View more info

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The Valley [used book]

By: Di Morrissey

Price: $8.00

Publisher: Australia, MacMillan: 2006

Seller ID: 1405037601

ISBN: 1405037601

Condition: Good


FROM AUSTRALIA'S QUEEN OF FICTION COMES A PAGE-TURNING STORY OF FAMILY SECRETS AND LIES... The valley is nestled between rugged peaks, divided by a magnificent river. Within its peaceful green contours are held the secrets of generations of tribes, families and loners who have come under its spell. But some secrets are never shared, never told. Until one woman returns and begins asking questions... and discovers the story of a forgotten valley pioneer whose life becomes entwined with hers. But in looking into her own family's history she uncovers more than she ever expected - and what her moth... View more info

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The Islands [used book]

By: Di Morrissey

Price: $8.00

Publisher: Australia, MacMillan: 2008

Seller ID: 140503856X

ISBN: 140503856X

Condition: Good


It's the psychedelic 70s and social conventions are being challenged. When Catherine Moreland from rural Australia goes on her first trip abroad, a handsome American naval officer sweeps her off her feet and she goes to live in beautiful, romantic Hawaii with her new husband. At first, the magic and loveliness of the Islands lead Catherine to believe she is living in paradise. She befriends Kiann'e, a traditional dancer; Eleanor, the owner of the legendary Palm Grove Hotel; Lester, a reclusive old surfer; and royal Beatrice, leading the fight to maintain Hawaii's heritage and culture. However,... View more info

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Scatter the Stars [used book]

By: Di Morrissey

Price: $8.00

Publisher: Australia, Pan: 1999

Seller ID: 003210

ISBN: 0330361589

Condition: Good


A mesmerising novel of the film industry and one man's life that charts a path for all of us. Larrikin Australian actor Randy Storm had it all. Swept up by Hollywood in the 1950s he had the looks, charm and talent to take on the world. But by the 1990s he's forgotten, burned out after a life of movie star excess. When producer Michael Matthews meets the once great Randy Storm, he is surprised to find a man who is at peace with himself. Both he and researcher Janie Callendar set out to discover the source of this inner peace. Meanwhile his agent Ariel Margoles finds out that Australia's world a... View more info

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The Red Coast #3 Lily Barton [used book]

By: Di Morrissey

Price: $8.00

Publisher: Australia, MacMillan: 2017

Seller ID: 1925481549

ISBN: 1925481549

Condition: Good


The latest story in an ancient landscape from Australia's favourite storyteller with the new novel Arcadia out now. Di Morrissey returns to the red earth of the Kimberley with a passionate story of resistance and resilience under its soaring blue skies. After the upheaval which separated Jacqui Bouchard from her beloved son, she has finally settled in Broome, a magical remote town on the northwest coast of Australia. But when a proposed mining development is unveiled, the town begins to tear itself apart. Rifts run deep, as friends, families and lovers are faced with a battle that cou... View more info

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A Distant Journey [used book]

By: Di Morrissey

Price: $8.00

Publisher: Australia, MacMillan: 2016

Seller ID: 1743535686

ISBN: 1743535686

Condition: Good


Celebrating 25 years as Australia's favourite storyteller with the new novel Arcadia out soon. Di Morrissey's, A Distant Journey is a tribute to the real Australia she knows so well. In 1962 Cindy drops out of college to impulsively marry Australian grazier Murray Parnell, moving from the glamorous world of Palm Springs, California, to an isolated sheep station on the sweeping plains of the Riverina in New South Wales. Cindy is flung into a challenging world at Kingsley Downs station. While facing natural disasters and the caprices of the wool industry, Cindy battles to find her place... View more info

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The Road Back [used book]

By: Di Morrissey

Price: $8.00

Publisher: Australia, Pan MacMillan: 2015

Seller ID: 1743535619

ISBN: 1743535619

Condition: Good


From the mountains to the valleys, from big cities to tiny towns, to the outback and the islands, Di Morrissey knows this country. She's been there. In The Road Back, Di weaves a tale of reconnection and starting over. Journalist Chris Baxter is at a crossroads. Returning with his teenage daughter to his mother's house in the beautiful township of Neverend, Chris hopes to pick up the pieces after his life takes an unexpected turn. Sometimes taking the road back is the start of a journey forward. View more info

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Tears of the Moon #1 Lily Barton [used book]

By: Di Morrissey

Price: $8.00

Publisher: Australia, Pan: 1996

Seller ID: 0330357816

ISBN: 0330357816

Condition: Good


Not since The Thorn Birds has the lush and romantic land of Australia been brought so vividly to life. Tears of the Moon is the thrilling and dramatic story of an endless love that overcomes all odds. Lily Barton's most prized possession is a beautiful tear-drop pearl pendant. Alone in the world, she has no idea where it came from or why she has it. But she is desperate to learn more of her forgotten past, to find her identity and claim her legacy, whatever it might be. Seeking everwhere for answers, she discovers her great-grandmother Olivia's diary. Across the years it reaches out to he... View more info

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Rain Music [used book]

By: Di Morrissey

Price: $8.00

Publisher: Australia, Pan MacMillan: 2015

Seller ID: 1743533306

ISBN: 1743533306

Condition: Good


Di writes about the Australia she knows, she loves, she's explored. Rain Music is inspired by her adventures in Far North Queensland - its characters, its forgotten history, its modern dilemmas. Brother and sister Ned and Bella Chisholm are struggling with a family tragedy that has set them on opposite paths. After taking off to pursue his musical dreams in Far North Queensland, Ned disappears. When Bella goes in search of him, she finds herself in remote Cooktown, the isolated, little-known gem of the far north of Australia, and a place where both Ned and Bella's lives will be dramatically ch... View more info

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Scatter the Stars [used book]

By: Di Morrissey

Price: $8.00

Publisher: Australia, Pan MacMillan: 1998

Seller ID: 0732909457

ISBN: 0732909457

Condition: Good


Australian Randy Storm had it all. Looks, charm, talent. He was also a star, whose light shone brighter than that of any actor in Hollywood. But that was the 1950s. In the '90s he's forgotten, his star burned out after a life of excess. Now Randy has one last chance at a comeback - in what could be the biggest film ever made in Australia... View more info

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The Golden Land [used book]

By: Di Morrissey

Price: $8.00

Publisher: Australia, MacMillan: 2012

Seller ID: 1742611354

ISBN: 1742611354

Condition: Good


Natalie is a young Gold Coast mother with a loving husband, two small children and a happy lifestyle. While helping her mother move house, she finds a little box containing a Burmese artefact. When Natalie learns its unique history through a letter left by her great-great uncle, it ignites an interest in its country of origin and her uncle's unfulfilled plans for this curio. Her investigations collide with her own dramatically changing circumstances and create a catalyst for a moral dilemma that challenges the core of her marriage as she finds herself immersed in two very different golden land... View more info

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Barra Creek [used book]

By: Di Morrissey

Price: $8.00

Publisher: Australia, MacMillan: 2003

Seller ID: 0732910994

ISBN: 0732910994

Condition: Good


Sally Mitchell has just turned 20 and after becoming involved with an older man her family tries to pack her off to England. Sally has other plans and hell bent on adventure takes a job as a governess on a cattle station on Cape York. Now decades later she holds the key to the the future of the boys, now men she once taught at Barra Creek. View more info

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Heart of the Dreaming [used book]

By: Di Morrissey

Price: $8.00

Publisher: Australia, Pan: 1991

Seller ID: 0330272837

ISBN: 0330272837

Condition: Good


The book that launched Di Morrissey as Australia's most popular female novelist. At 21, Queenie Hanlon has the world at her feet and the love of handsome bushman TR Hamilton. Beautiful, wealthy and intelligent, she is the only daughter of Tingulla Station, the famed outback property in the wilds of western Queensland. At 22, her life lies in ruins. View more info

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Follow the Morning Star #2 Queenie and TR [used book]

By: Di Morrissey

Price: $8.00

Publisher: Australia, Pan: 1993

Seller ID: 0330274031

ISBN: 0330274031

Condition: Good


Queenie Hanlon has a perfect life. She's the mother of two adoring children, the wealthy owner of a thriving outback station and the wife of handsome bushman TR Hamilton.Then one day, Queenie's perfect life comes crashing down. . . Her bitter and vengeful brother returns from Italy to lay claim to his inheritance. Her precious daughter is seduced by her uncle into giving up all Queenie's strived for. And her beloved TR, injured in a riding accident, can no longer recall the life they once shared. Follow the Morning Star is a triumphant story of courage, strength and a rare and beautiful ... View more info

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A Breath of Snow and Ashes #6 Outlander

By: Diana Gabaldon

Price: $22.95

Publisher: UK, Arrow: 2015

Seller ID: 9781784751326

ISBN: 1784751324

Condition: New


THE SIXTH NOVEL IN THE BESTSELLING OUTLANDER SERIES. The long fuse of rebellion has already been lit. It's 1772, the Royal Colony of North Carolina, and the governor calls upon Jamie Fraser to unite the backcountry and preserve the colony for King and Crown. One minor problem: Jamie Fraser's wife, Claire, is a time-traveller, as are his daughter and son-in-law. And Jamie knows that three years hence, the shot heard round the world will be fired, and the end of it all will be independence - with those loyal to the King either dead or in exile. Beyond present danger, though, looms th... View more info

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Crossing Paths [used book]

By: Dianne Blacklock

Price: $8.00

Publisher: Australia, MacMillan: 2008

Seller ID: 001342

ISBN: 1405038535

Condition: Good


Jo had learned the hard way that life was not mystical, or magical; it was hard and grey and cold most of the time. Much better to see it for what it is than to be perennially disappointed. With a hefty new mortgage, a frustrating career as a newspaper columnist and a flailing relationship with a married co-worker, Jo Liddell is resigned to living a less-than-perfect life. That is, until she crosses paths with Joe Bannister - a celebrated foreign correspondent returning home to care for his dying father. Against all her natural instincts, Jo finds herself falling for Joe, and with his help b... View more info