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Three's a Crowd [used book]

By: Dianne Blacklock

Price: $8.00

Publisher: Australia, MacMillan: 2009

Seller ID: 1405039426

ISBN: 1405039426

Condition: Good


Without Annie, friends Catherine, Lexie and Rachel are lost. What will things be like now? How will they fill the void? Will their friendship survive? These questions are soon overshadowed by the complexities of their own lives. Catherine is excelling in her high-flying career but struggling in her relationships, especially with her unfathomable teenage daughter. Lexie is juggling the demands of her young family and the ego of her hard-working husband, while taking the first steps to achieving her own dreams. And Rachel, the one who can't seem to settle down, is experiencing the heady euphoria... View more info

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Mermaids Singing [used book]

By: Dilly Court

Price: $6.00

Publisher: UK, Arrow Books: 2006

Seller ID: 001272

ISBN: 0099490978

Condition: Good


A desperate childhood. An uncertain past. One chance at happiness ...Born into poverty and living under the roof of her violent and abusive brother-in-law, young Kitty Cox dreams of working in a women's dress shop in the West End - a million miles away from the reality of her life as a mud-lark, scavenging on the banks of the Thames. Fate soon intervenes and Kitty finds herself working as a skivvy for Sir Desmond and Lady Arabella Mableton in Mayfair. Bullied by the kitchen maids, Kitty is soon taken under Lady Arabella's wing and for the first time in her life Kitty dares to hope. But Lady 'B... View more info

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The Weaver's Dream #2 Carpetmaker [used book]

By: Donna Baker

Price: $6.00

Publisher: UK, Myriad: 1988

Seller ID: 1904154166

ISBN: 1904154166

Condition: Good


London, 1824. Life has taken Rebecca far from her humble start in a weaver's cottage in Kidderminster. But although she has found love and comfort with her husband, Francis, it has meant they are both banished from the town that raised them. Instead they must raise their family - and a new business in the bustle of the capital. But when a death finally draws them home to Worcestershire, they find the landscape unchanged, but the poverty increased. Amid the smoke of the factories and the clatter of machinery there is also the growing murmur of unrest as the workers search for a way to expres... View more info

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Follow The Rabbit Proof Fence

By: Doris Pilkington

Price: $19.95

Publisher: Australia, University of Queensland Press: 2002

Seller ID: 9780702233555

ISBN: 0702233552

Condition: New


The film Rabbit-Proof Fence is based on this true account of Doris Pilkington's mother Molly, who as a young girl led her two sisters on an extraordinary 1,600 kilometre walk home. Under Western Australia's invidious removal policy of the 1930s, the girls were taken from their Aboriginal families at Jigalong on the edge of the Little Sandy Desert, and transported halfway across the state to the Native Settlement at Moore River, north of Perth. Here Aboriginal children were instructed in the ways of white society and forbidden to speak their native tongue. The three girls - aged 8, 11 and 14 - ... View more info

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The Rose Petal Beach [used book]

By: Dorothy Koomson

Price: $8.00

Publisher: UK, Quercus: 2012

Seller ID: 1780874979

ISBN: 1780874979

Condition: Good


Every love story has a dangerous twist. Tamia is horrified when her husband, Scott, is accused of something terrible - but when she discovers who his accuser is, everything goes into freefall. Backed into a corner and unsure what to think, Tamia is forced to choose who she instinctively believes. But this choice has dire consequences for all concerned, especially when matters take a tragic turn. Then a stranger arrives in town to sprinkle rose petals in the sea in memory of her lost loved one. This stranger carries with her shocking truths that will change the lives of everyone she meets, and ... View more info

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Girls' Night in 2: Gentlemen by Invitation [used book]

By: Edited by Jessica Adams and Chris Manby and Fiona Walker

Price: $6.00

Publisher: Australia, Penguin: 2001

Seller ID: 000938

ISBN: 0143000047

Condition: Good


Following the phenomenal success of Girls' Night In, you're invited to spend another night with the hottest women authors in town . . . and some fellas as well (under strict supervision, of course). Over forty of your favourite writers have written stories specially for Girls' Night In, Gentlemen by Invitation, making it the chunkiest and funkiest book around. And since all of the proceeds go to the charity War Child, by buying this book you've made a difference to the lives of children devastated by conflict. Guaranteed to make you laugh, cry and . . . blush, Girls' Night In, Gentlemen by I... View more info

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Big Night Out 3 [used book]

By: Edited by Jessica Adams and Maggie Alderson and Nick Earls and Imogen Edwards-Jones

Price: $8.00

Publisher: Australia, Penguin: 2002

Seller ID: 001665

ISBN: 0143000233

Condition: Good


Welcome to your Big Night Out - and the drinks are on us. inside you'll find cocktail recipes to get you in the party mood, song lists to create the perfect atmosphere, short stories to transport you on a night out to remember . . . and, just to make sure you do remember, there are even hangover cures for when the party ends. View more info

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Honour [used book]

By: Elif Shafak

Price: $8.00

Publisher: UK, Viking: 2012

Seller ID: 0670921157

ISBN: 0670921157

Condition: Good


From the Orange Prize long-listed and award-winning author of The Forty Rules of Love and The Bastard of Istanbul Elif Shafak, Honour is a novel of love, betrayal and clash of cultures. 'My mother died twice. I promised myself I would not let her story be forgotten' And so begins the story of Esma a young Kurdish woman in London trying to come to terms with the terrible murder her brother has committed. Esma tells the story of her family stretching back three generations; back to her grandmother and the births of her mother and Aunt in a village on the edge of the Euphrates. Named Pembe ... View more info

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The Flight of Flamingo [used book]

By: Elizabeth Darrell

Price: $6.00

Publisher: UK, Rowan: 1990

Seller ID: 004286

ISBN: 0099599309

Condition: Good


Leone hopes she has found a friend in the orphan boy brought home by her father in 1929. Three years later the orphan, now a record-breaking flyer, is on trial for robbing her father, but Leone needs him for the family aviation firm. The author's other books include "At the Going Down of the Sun". View more info

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Turn Left at the Daffodils [used book]

By: Elizabeth Elgin

Price: $8.00

Publisher: UK, Harper: 2007

Seller ID: 003024

ISBN: 000721054X

Condition: Good


A stirring Second World War tale of love and loss set in Yorkshire from the author of The Linden Walk and A Scent of Lavender. Set during World War 2, TURN LEFT AT THE DAFFODILS tells two love stories - those of Nan and Carrie. Nan meets Charles, a gauche, young airman at a dance. Despite his stammer and inability to dance, Nan is captivated by her first romance, and takes him under her wing. When Nan learns that Charles is from the landed gentry, she refuses his offer of marriage fearing that their difference in social status will ruin their chances of happiness. But it is the war itself whic... View more info

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Desert Rain [used book]

By: Elizabeth Lowell

Price: $6.00

Publisher: UK, Pan: 2003

Seller ID: 001411

ISBN: 0330426265

Condition: Good


She is a contradiction, one woman with two lives. She is Shannon, one of the world's great beauties, her face and figure gracing the fashion pages of the world's most elegant magazines. She is also Holly, a fragile innocent, haunted by painful memories of her past-and by dreams of the man who once shared her secrets. She is assured yet vulnerable, irresistible yet untouched. Destiny has brought Holly Shannon North back to Hidden Springs, where she can be one person, where romance once touched her tender young heart. Here Lincoln McKenzie waits-the proud California rancher, long since hardened... View more info

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Summer Frost [used book]

By: Elizabeth Walker

Price: $6.00

Publisher: UK, Knight: 2003

Seller ID: 001105

ISBN: 1840671890

Condition: Good


When her husband dies tragically and unexpectedly, Mary Squires is left homeless and destitute with two young children to support. At first it looks as though she will have to leave her beloved Yorshire and go back home to mother - not a prospect she relishes. Then Irish showjumper Patrick Brogan makes Mary an unconventional proposition - that she should move in, lock, stock and barrel, with him. Despite the raised eyebrows of her straitlaced neighbours, Mary accepts, drawn to Brogan by an attraction that frightens her with its power; but the two soon find their strange, tempestuous relatio... View more info

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Reluctantly Charmed [used book]

By: Ellie O'Neill

Price: $8.00

Publisher: Australia, Simon and Schuster: 2014

Seller ID: 1922052779

ISBN: 1922052779

Condition: Good


"Reluctantly Charmed is a sweet, whimsical, quintessentially Irish novel guaranteed to add a little magic to your day!" - Liane Moriarty, author of Big Little Lies It's Kate McDaid's birthday and she's hoping to kickstart her rather stagnant love-life and career when she gets some very strange news. To her surprise, she is the sole benefactor of a great-great-great-great aunt and self-proclaimed witch also called Kate McDaid, who died over 130 years ago. As if that isn't strange enough, the will instructs that, in order to receive the inheritance, Kate must publish seven letters, one by one... View more info

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Cuban Heels @ Cuba [used book]

By: Emily Barr

Price: $8.00

Publisher: UK, Headline Review: 2003

Seller ID: 002407

ISBN: 0755301919

Condition: Good


Maggie moves to Brighton after splitting up with her long-term boyfriend, and, unable to find a job, starts work as a lapdancer. Failing to make any new friends, she writes letters compulsively, and the highlight of her day is the sound of the morning post being delivered. Maggie gradually becomes obsessed with the married couple, Jessica and David, living next door. Jessica has given up work after having a baby, and is finding life as a full-time mother very difficult. Just as she persuades David that she should return to work, he is asked to take a sabbatical from his management-consultant j... View more info

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The Queen of New Beginnings [used book]

By: Erica James

Price: $8.00

Publisher: UK, Orion: 2010

Seller ID: 1409101851

ISBN: 1409101851

Condition: Good


Clayton Miller's life is a mess. His career as one of the country's best comedy script writers has stalled and his long term girlfriend has left him for his ex best friend and ex writing partner. Just when he thinks his life couldn't get any worse, he commits a spectacularly public fall from grace and with the press hounding him, his agent banishes him to the middle of nowhere until the dust has settled. At a remote country house he meets Alice... Alice Shoemaker is a voiceover artist who habitually goes to great lengths to avoid telling the truth and after agreeing to help out a friend, by s... View more info

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It's the Little Things [used book]

By: Erica James

Price: $8.00

Publisher: UK, Orion: 2009

Seller ID: 1407224751

ISBN: 1407224751

Condition: Good


A gripping novel about how friendships survive the best and worst of times from the bestselling author of SUMMER AT THE LAKE. Dan and Sally Oliver and their friend Chloe Hennessey are lucky to be alive. Three years on, after surviving one of the world's biggest natural disasters - the Boxing Day tsunami - their lives have changed dramatically. Dan and Sally are now parents. Dan is enjoying being a stay-at-home father taking care of their young son, and Sally is the breadwinner and loves her job as a partner in a Manchester law firm. The arrangement has so far worked well, but when Dan st... View more info

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Gardens of Delight [used book]

By: Erica James

Price: $8.00

Publisher: UK, Orion: 2006

Seller ID: 0752868977

ISBN: 0752868977

Condition: Good


The Gardens of Delight brochure promises the opportunity to visit some of the most beautiful and enchanting gardens in the Lake Como area of Italy. For Lucy Gray, assistant manager at Meadowlands Garden Centre, the chance to go to Italy offers more than just gardens. Lake Como is where her father lives, and the last time she saw him was when she was just a teenager. Recently married Helen Madison-Tyler and her wealthy husband have just moved into the Old Rectory. With her husband spending so much time away from home, Helen throws herself into caring for the garden that was the pride and ... View more info

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Only Love [used book]

By: Erich Segal

Price: $6.00

Publisher: UK, Piatkus: 1998

Seller ID: 002330

ISBN: 0749930764

Condition: Good


Dr Matthew Hiller is a world class neurosurgeon intent on saving the life of Silvia, the wife of super-rich Nico Rinaldi. But she is also his former lover. Will he operate successfully only to lose her again, as he did back in Eritrea in 1979? View more info

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Lake of Sorrows [used book]

By: Erin Hart

Price: $8.00

Publisher: UK, Hodder and Stoughton: 2004

Seller ID: 0340827629

ISBN: 0340827629

Condition: Good


When workers at a vast peat extraction site in the bleak and tortured landscape of the Irish midlands uncover a long-buried, badly damaged corpse, they call in pathologist Nora Gavin. The body has apparently been strangled, slashed and drowned - the ritual 'triple death' of Ireland's blood-soaked pagan past. But moments after Nora arrives a much more recent victim is discovered. Like the ancient body, this new corpse seems to have suffered the triple death...Nora and her lover, archaeologist Cormac Maguire, must team up professionally once more. Soon they are enmeshed in a web of tangled desir... View more info

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Adam's Empire [used book]

By: Evan Green

Price: $25.00

Publisher: Australia, Pan: 1986

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 0330270710

ISBN: 0330270710

Condition: Good


"It's a great country, but never trust it, son. It's beautiful but it's treacherous." Adam Ross had seen the way his country could destroy a man. Growing up in the Australian outback in the first half of the twentieth century with no formal education, no parents and no one to love him, he learned to fend for himself. But when he forms an unlikely friendship with Jimmy, who works in the Opal mines, his luck begins to change. The land that stole Adam's father gives him an opportunity to start anew. Armed with determination and ambition, Adam treks west to carve himself an empire. Howeve... View more info

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Kalinda [used book]

By: Evan Green

Price: $30.00

Publisher: Australia, Sphere: 2016

Seller ID: 0751561010

ISBN: 0751561010

Condition: Good


This stunning sequel to Adam's Empire, centred on his remote sheep station Kalinda, tracks the development of Adam's family. Having grown up as a poor orphan child, Adam finds himself financially secure, in love and a father. But Adam's new found bliss is short lived. His relationship with his lover, Nellie, collapses under societal pressure and lawyers are threatening to take away his young daughter. When WWII breaks out, Adam enlists in the army and finds himself stationed in Nazi-occupied Greece. Heartbroken and far away from everything he knows, will he decide to give love another chanc... View more info

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Kalinda [used book]

By: Evan Green

Price: $30.00

Publisher: Australia, Sphere: 2015

Seller ID: 0751560995

ISBN: 0751560995

Condition: Good


This stunning sequel to Adam's Empire, centred on his remote sheep station Kalinda, tracks the development of Adam's family. Having grown up as a poor orphan child, Adam finds himself financially secure, in love and a father. But Adam's new found bliss is short lived. His relationship with his lover, Nellie, collapses under societal pressure and lawyers are threatening to take away his young daughter. When WWII breaks out, Adam enlists in the army and finds himself stationed in Nazi-occupied Greece. Heartbroken and far away from everything he knows, will he decide to give love another chance? ... View more info

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Dust and Glory [used book] [hard to get]

By: Evan Green

Price: $30.00

Publisher: Australia, Pan: 1991

Edition: Reprint

Seller ID: 0330272217

ISBN: 0330272217

Condition: Good


The world's toughest car race. Twenty one days and ten thousand miles of searing heat and rock hard desert tracks; of driving rain, flooded rivers and icy mountain trails. Twenty one days of blowouts and breakdowns; of subterfuge and sabotage. Ten thousand miles of dust and glory. Driving at breakneck speed over Australia's roughest roads and through the most appalling conditions imaginable, six competitors break free from the pack and fight for the lead, gradually finding themselves entangled in a web of deceit, betrayal and danger . . . - Jack Davey, the radio star, whose tragic secret... View more info

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Brideshead Revisited [used book]

By: Evelyn Waugh

Price: $8.00

Publisher: UK, Penguin: 1981

Seller ID: 0140059156

ISBN: 0140059156

Condition: Good


The most nostalgic and reflective of Evelyn Waugh's novels, Brideshead Revisited looks back to the golden age before the Second World War. It tells the story of Charles Ryder's infatuation with the Marchmain family and the rapidly disappearing world of privilege they inhabit. Enchanted first by Sebastian at Oxford then by his doomed Catholic family, in particular his remote sister, Julia, Charles comes finally to recgonize his spiritual and social distance from them. View more info

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Birthright [used book]

By: Fiona Lowe

Price: $8.00

Publisher: Australia, HQ Fiction: 2018

Seller ID: 1489246746

ISBN: 1489246746

Condition: Good


Australian author Fiona Lowe returns with a juicy family saga, set against the backdrop of Victoria's high country, about unforgettable characters tangled together by a wealthy inheritance, secrets and betrayal. Is an inheritance a privilege or a right? Does it show love? Margaret, the matriarch of the wealthy Jamieson family, has always been as tight-fisted with the family money as she is with her affection. Her eldest daughter, Sarah, is successful in her own right as a wife, mother and part owner of a gourmet food empire. But it's not enough to impress her mother. Always in the shadow... View more info

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Wattle Creek #1 Wattle Creek [used book]

By: Fiona McCallum

Price: $8.00

Publisher: Australia, Harlequin: 2016

Seller ID: 1489206973

ISBN: 1489206973

Condition: Good


Damien McAllister is a man on the brink. Spending long, hard days on a farm he has no affection for, and nights ignoring the criticisms of his mother, Damien can no longer remember what he's living for. But in a small town like Wattle Creek, there are few people to turn to – and Damien learned long ago to keep his problems to himself.Until Jacqueline Havelock, a young psychologist escaping her own issues, arrives fresh from the city and makes Damien question everything he has known about himself…also igniting a spark in his lonely heart.Soon Damien is daring to ask for more than an ordinar... View more info

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Leap of Faith [used book]

By: Fiona McCallum

Price: $8.00

Publisher: Australia, Harlequin: 2015

Seller ID: 1743692404

ISBN: 1743692404

Condition: Good


The highly anticipated new novel from beloved Australian writer Fiona McCallum. Jessica Harrington is a promising horse-rider who dreams of representing her country. But the recent death of her father - her coach and mentor - has left her doubting her ability to continue in the sport. When she fails at the Adelaide International Horse Trials her fears are confirmed - and her world begins to fall apart. Unable to bear seeing her well-bred, highly trained horses languishing in the paddock, she makes the snap decision to sell. She's broken her own heart, but can't see any other way - now sh... View more info

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Saving Grace #1 Button Jar [used book]

By: Fiona McCallum

Price: $8.00

Publisher: Australia, Harlequin: 2013

Seller ID: 1743560273

ISBN: 1743560273

Condition: Good


When Emily Oliphant married John Stratten, she thought it was the beginning of an exciting new adventure - standing shoulder-to-shoulder with the most eligible farmer in the district and pitching in to build a thriving agricultural business. Three years later, however, Emily sees her marriage for what it is - a loveless tie to a callous man. When John's cruelty reaches new heights, Emily is forced to move out, braving both her husband's wrath and her mother's glaring disapproval. With the encouragement of her new friend Barbara, Emily moves into an abandoned property and takes on the mammoth ... View more info

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Indelible Ink [used book]

By: Fiona McGregor

Price: $8.00

Publisher: Australia, Scribe Publications: 2010

Seller ID: 003232

ISBN: 1921215968

Condition: Good


Marie King is a 59-year-old divorcée from Sydney's affluent north shore. Having devoted her rather conventional life to looking after her husband and three children - who have now all departed the family home - she is experiencing something of an identity crisis, especially as she must now sell the family home and thus lose her beloved garden. On a folly she gets a tattoo. Marie forges a friendship with her tattoo artist, Rhys, who introduces her to an alternative side of Sydney from that to which Marie is accustomed. Through their burgeoning connection, Marie's two worlds collide causing gr... View more info

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The Tea Gardens [used book]

By: Fiona McIntosh

Price: $8.00

Publisher: Australia, Michael Joseph: 2017

Seller ID: 014379728X

ISBN: 014379728X

Condition: Good


Spirited doctor Isla Fenwick is determined to work at the coalface of medicine in India before committing to life as a dutiful wife. With hopes of making a difference in the world, she sails to Calcutta to set up a midwifery clinic. There she will be forced to question her beliefs, her professionalism and her romantic loyalties. On a desperate rescue mission to save the one person who needs her the most, she travels into the foothills of the Himalayas to a tea plantation outside Darjeeling. At the roof of the world, where heaven and earth collide, Isla will be asked to pay the ultimate pric... View more info