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Tiger Men [used book]

By: Judy Nunn

Price: $8.00

Publisher: Australia, William Heinemann: 2011

Seller ID: 186471218X

ISBN: 186471218X

Condition: Good

'This town is full of tiger men,' Dan said. 'Just look around you. The merchants, the builders, the bankers, the company men, they're all out for what they can get. This is a tiger town, Mick, a place at the bottom of the world where God turns a blind eye to pillage and plunder.' Van Diemen's Land was an island of stark contrasts; a harsh penal colony, an English idyll for its landed gentry, and an island so rich in natural resources it was a profiteer's paradise. Its capital Hobart Town had its contrasts too; the wealthy elite in their sandstone mansions, the exploited poor in the notorious... View more info

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Emma Eliza [used book]

By: June Barraclough

Price: $6.00

Publisher: UK, MacMillan: 2003

Seller ID: 001630

ISBN: 0330420720

Condition: Good

Little Emma Eliza Saunders, the eldest child of a poor cottage family in rural south-west Norfolk, grows up in the 1860's with the memory of a boy who befriended her as a toddler but who then vanished from her life. Her village childhood follows the traditional pattern, disrupted by her mother's death when she is thirteen. She then goes as a servant to Breckles Hall. Four years later she meets a young man called Jabez Smith whom she believes is the friend of her earliest days. The wife of the Hall coachman, George Starling, dies leaving two little girls, and Emma has to decide whether to accep... View more info

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When the Clouds Go Rolling By [used book]

By: June Francis

Price: $7.00

Publisher: UK, Allison & Busby: 2008

Seller ID: 002979

ISBN: 0749079479

Condition: Good

When Clara O'Toole and her grandmother, Bernie, attend a meeting held by a medium, they hope to be able to get in touch with Clara's father, who was killed at the Front. Whilst they remain doubtful about the existence of a spirit world, the experience does inspire Bernie to trace her one surviving child - Gertie. Clara's search for her missing aunt brings her into contact with a whole new extended family. She is over the moon to find she has a cousin, but is she ready to be drawn into the tragedies and secrets of family's past? View more info

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Sarah Thornhill #3 Thornhill Family

By: Kate Grenville

Price: $22.95

Publisher: Australia, Text Publishing: 2014

Seller ID: 003316

ISBN: 1922079103

Condition: New

From the beginning Jack and I was friends. Somehow our way of looking at things fitted together. He never called me Dolly, the way the others did, only my full and proper name. Sarah Thornhill is the youngest child of William Thornhill, convict-turned-landowner on the Hawkesbury River. She grows up in the fine house her father is so proud of, a strong-willed young woman who's certain where her future lies. She's known Jack Langland since she was a child, and always loved him. But the past is waiting in ambush with its dark legacy. There's a secret in Sarah's family, a piece of the past k... View more info

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The Secret River #1 Thornhill Family

By: Kate Grenville

Price: $22.95

Publisher: Australia, Text Publishing: 2013

Seller ID: 003317

ISBN: 1922147427

Condition: New

In 1806 William Thornhill, a man of quick temper and deep feelings, is transported from the slums of London to New South Wales for the term of his natural life. With his wife Sal and their children he arrives in a harsh land he cannot understand.But the colony can turn a convict into a free man. Eight years later Thornhill sails up the Hawkesbury to claim a hundred acres for himself.Aboriginal people already live on that river. And other recent arrivals-Thomas Blackwood, Smasher Sullivan and Mrs Herring-are finding their own ways to respond to them. Thornhill, a man neither better nor wors... View more info

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The Lieutenant #2 Thornhill Family

By: Kate Grenville

Price: $22.95

Publisher: Australia, Text Publishing: 2010

Seller ID: 003318

ISBN: 192165676X

Condition: New

In 1787 Lieutenant Thomas Rooke sets sail from Portsmouth with the First Fleet and its cargo of convicts, destined for New South Wales. As a young officer and a man of science, the shy and quiet Rooke is full of anticipation about the natural wonders he might discover in this strange land on the other side of the world. After the fleet arrives in Port Jackson, Rooke sets up camp on a rocky and isolated point, and starts his work of astronomy and navigation. It's not too long before some of the Aboriginal people who live around the harbour pay him a visit. One of them, a girl named Tarunga, sta... View more info

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The Shifting Fog [used book]

By: Kate Morton

Price: $8.00

Publisher: Australia, Allen and Unwin: 2007

Seller ID: 1741751772

ISBN: 1741751772

Condition: Good

A rich and engrossing story of love, passion, secrets, and lies set in the gaiety, glamour, and grand country houses of post-war Edwardian England. Summer 1924: on the eve of a glittering Society party, by the lake of a grand English country house, a young poet takes his life. The only witnesses, sisters Hannah and Emmeline Hartford, will never speak to each other again. Winter 1999: Grace Bradley, 98, one-time house-maid of Riverton Manor, is visited by a young director making a film about the poet's suicide. Ghosts awaken and memories, long consigned to the dark reaches of Grace's mind, b... View more info

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The Pride #1 Neyler Quartet [used book]

By: Katie Flynn writing as Judith Saxton

Price: $6.00

Publisher: UK, Arrow Books: 1995

Seller ID: 001177

ISBN: 0099553589

Condition: Good

Book One in the compelling Neyler Quartet, following the triumphs and tragedies of a wealthy family through the first fifty tumultuous years of the twentieth century. In the years preceding the First World War, Edward Neyler arrives in England from New Zealand and promptly falls in love with 16-year old Tina Rose. However, the Roses are Jewish and her father will not countenance a match between them. But though they are separated by distance, the love they share forces Tina to defy her family and travel half way round the world to be with the man she loves. When Edward and Tina return to Engla... View more info

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The Maid [used book]

By: Kimberly Cutter

Price: $8.00

Publisher: UK, Bloomsbury: 2011

Seller ID: 1408817322

ISBN: 1408817322

Condition: Good

It is the early part of the fifteenth century and the Hundred Years War rages on. The French city of Orleans is under siege, English soldiers tear through the countryside wreaking destruction on all who cross their path, and Charles VII, the uncrowned king, has neither the strength nor the will to rally his army. And in the quiet of her parents' garden in Domremy, a twelve-year-old peasant girl, Jehanne, hears a voice that will change her life - and the course of European history. The tale of Jehanne d'Arc, the saint and warrior who believed she had been chosen by God to save France, and wh... View more info

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Glendraco [used book]

By: Laura Black

Price: $7.00

Publisher: Australia, Redwood Editions: 2002

Seller ID: 000800

ISBN: 1741211808

Condition: Good

Kirstie Drummond faces an uncertain future and difficult choices - should she marry the insipid Findley against her heart's desire, or become a hostage to fortune? When she runs away to the Highlands, her strange and striking beauty begins to attract men from miles around. And the Highlanders believe Kirstie's family has a cursed history. Prompted by their talk, Kirstie sets out to discover the truth about her father's family, with shocking consequences. View more info

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November of the Heart [used book]

By: Lavyrle Spencer

Price: $6.00

Publisher: UK, Harper Collins: 1994

Seller ID: 003301

ISBN: 0006476082

Condition: Good

It is a warm summer's evening in 1895 at Rose Point Cottage on White Bear Lake. But Commodore Barnett's planned victory dinner has been spoilt - his team lost the yacht race and he can't figure out way. Against his principles, he agrees to let his kitchen hand try to solve the problem. View more info

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Eve's Apples [used book]

By: Lena Kennedy

Price: $6.00

Publisher: UK, Futura Publications: 1990

Seller ID: 002702

ISBN: 0708844693

Condition: Good

Set in the East End of London, Australia and New York and spanning the 1880s to the 1930s, this book follows the lifelong friendship of Daisy and Jackie. The author has also written "Autumn Alley", "Lizzie", "The Inn on the March" and "My Lovely". View more info

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Gypsy [used book]

By: Lesley Pearse

Price: $8.00

Publisher: UK, Michael Joseph: 2008

Seller ID: 1405909765

ISBN: 1405909765

Condition: Good

Gypsy is a compelling historical novel of survival from international number one bestselling author Lesley Pearse. Tragedy sent her on a journey far from home . . . Fifteen-year-old Beth's life is shattered when she and her brother Sam are orphaned. Believing that only in America can they make a fresh start, brother and sister leave Liverpool and embark on the greatest adventure of their lives. In New York, Beth's talent with the fiddle earns her the friendship of gamblers, chancers and other rogues. Dodging trouble across America, Beth and her friends head for the Klondike river in s... View more info

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Gone With the Wind [used book]

By: Margaret Mitchell

Price: $8.00

Publisher: UK, Pan: 1974

Seller ID: 0330323490

ISBN: 0330323490

Condition: Fair

Tomorrow is another day...Set against the dramatic backdrop of the American Civil War, Margaret Mitchell's magnificent historical epic is an unforgettable tale of love and loss, of a nation mortally divided and a people forever changed. Above all, it is the story of beautiful, ruthless Scarlett O'Hara and the dashing soldier of fortune, Rhett Butler. View more info

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A True Love of Mine [used book]

By: Margaret Thornton

Price: $6.00

Publisher: UK, Allison & Busby: 2008

Seller ID: 0749079258

ISBN: 0749079258

Condition: Good

In August 1900, ten-year-old Maddy has made a new friend on the sands of North Bay, Scarborough. The summer stretches out before Maddy and Jessie with ice-creams, Pierrot shows and lots of fun to be had. And Maddy is enjoying having someone to show around her home town, relieved that the 'family business', Isaac Moon & Son, Undertakers, has not put Jessie off. While the two girls and the two families get to know each other, trouble lies ahead for Maddy as secrets buried long before she was born return to Scarborough and the present. View more info

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Dances with Wolves [used book]

By: Michael Blake

Price: $6.00

Publisher: UK, Penguin: 1991

Seller ID: 0140157093

ISBN: 0140157093

Condition: Good

An American soldier is sent to a remote outpost on the frontier. He lives alone with a horse and wolf for company until he encounters a neighbouring Sioux tribe. Slowly he becomes absorbed into the tribe - learning the language and customs of the Sioux - until his old persona is transformed. View more info

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Never Such Innocence #1 Askham Chronicles [used book]

By: Nicola Thorne

Price: $6.00

Publisher: UK, Grafton Books: 1985

Seller ID: 003928

ISBN: 0261671812

Condition: Good

'You are an Askham and we Askhams are people with character who can endure all manner of things'. The year is 1898; the city is Cairo - light-hearted, cosmopolitan, prosperous and secure after years of enforced British rule. To Cairo comes the haughty Lady Askham, with her daughters Flora and Melanie, to inspect Harry Lighterman, a lieutenant in the Lancers and friend of her younger son Bosco. Harry has asked for Melanie's hand in marriage. The Lightermans are not at all the kind of family the proud and wealthy Askhams are accustomed to marrying into, Harry's father being a member of the 'sh... View more info

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A Bitter Harvest

By: Peter Yeldham

Price: $24.95

Publisher: Australia, For Pity Sake Publishing: 2009

Seller ID: 002167

ISBN: 0143010387

Condition: New

Senator William Patterson, wealthy and influential, hides a scandal form his past that could ruin him. Stefan Muller, a young penniless immigrant, seeks a promised new life in a land that does not welcome him. When the senator's cherished daughter Elizabeth falls in love with the impoverished Stefan, it creates a family conflict that threatens to destroy them. From a tumultuous and vibrant Sydney to the lyrical landscape of the Barossa Valley, A Bitter Harvest is an epic saga of prejudice, political turmoil and lasting love from one of Australia's favourite storytellers. View more info

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Barbed Wire and Roses

By: Peter Yeldham

Price: $24.95

Publisher: Australia, For Pity Sake Publishing: 2010

Seller ID: 002168

ISBN: 0143007912

Condition: New

The First World War, everyone said in 1914, would be over by Christmas, and Stephen Conway rushes to enlist. Leaving behind a new wife and a baby on the way, he soon finds himself in the trenches of Gallipoli. Four horrific years later, Stephen is the only survivor of his platoon. Shell-shocked and disillusioned, and during the the heat of battle on the blood-stained fields of France, he mysteriously disappears. More than eighty years later, Stephen's grandson Patrick finds a diary that leads him to Britain and France on a journey to discover what really happened. It is a journey during which... View more info

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Glory Girl

By: Peter Yeldham

Price: $24.95

Publisher: Australia, For Pity Sake Publishing: 2011

Seller ID: 002169

ISBN: 0143205595

Condition: New

'With Yeldham's dazzling storytelling and his eye for vivid detail, he has turned a fantastic piece of aviation history, a great adventure and an intriguing love affair into a dazzling story that will keep readers glued to the pages.' South Coast Register 'Never a dull paragraph.' Country Style Former wartime ace James Harrington has his sights set on being the first person to fly from Britain to Australia in a light aircraft. With so much desert and ocean to cross, he's been told it can't be done. Sarah Carson can help make his dream a reality, but only if he takes her with him. So begin... View more info

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The Other Boleyn Girl #9 Plantagenet and Tudor [used book]

By: Philippa Gregory

Price: $8.00

Publisher: UK, Harper: 2002

Seller ID: 0006514006

ISBN: 0006514006

Condition: Good

The acclaimed international bestseller set around the Tudor court, during the years when Henry VIII traded his mistress Mary Boleyn for courtship of her sister Anne - and tracing the extraordinary events that changed the course of a country's history. When Henry VIII tires of pretty young Mary Boleyn, her powerful family instructs her to promote her sister, Anne, as a replacement. But Anne Boleyn, newly returned from the French court, intelligent and spirited, doesn't agree to be Henry's mistress - only his wife. PItting the king's desperation for an heir against his powerful advisors - Wolsey... View more info

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The Other Queen #7 Tudor Court

By: Philippa Gregory

Price: $16.95

Publisher: UK, Harper Collins: 2009

Seller ID: 002849

ISBN: 0007192142

Condition: New

A dramatic novel of passion, politics and betrayal from the author of The Other Boleyn Girl. Mary, Queen of Scots, fights to regain her kingdom whilst under the guard of Queen Elizabeth's trusted accomplice, Bess of Hardwick. Mary is Queen of Scotland but she has been forced to flee her land and take refuge in an England that is ruled by her cousin Elizabeth. But England, precarious in its Protestant state, set against the mighty powers of Spain, France and Rome, doesn't need a charismatic Catholic figurehead at large. So Elizabeth's chief advisor, Cecil, devises a plan in which Mary will live... View more info

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The White Queen #3 Plantagenet and Tudor Novels [used book]

By: Philippa Gregory

Price: $8.00

Publisher: UK, Simon and Schuster: 2010

Seller ID: 1847394647

ISBN: 1847394647

Condition: Good

Internationally bestselling author Philippa Gregory brings the tumult and intrigue of The Wars of the Roses to vivid life through the women of the House of Lancaster and the House of York, beginning with the story of Elizabeth Woodville, the White Queen. A woman who won the love of a king and ascended to royalty by virtue of her beauty, Elizabeth fought tenaciously for the success of her family -- her daughter who would one day unite the warring dynasties, and her two sons whose eventual fate has confounded historians for centuries: the Princes in the Tower. An active player in the power st... View more info

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Rainwater [used book]

By: Sandra Brown

Price: $8.00

Publisher: Australia, Simon & Schuster: 2010

Seller ID: 0731814592

ISBN: 0731814592

Condition: Good

Ella Barron runs her Texas boarding house with the efficiency of a ship's captain and the grace of a gentlewoman. She cooks, cleans, launders, and cares for her ten-year-old son, Solly, a sweet but challenging child whose busy behavior and failure to speak elicits undesired advice from others in town. Ella's plate is full from sunup to sundown. But when a room in her boarding house opens up and the respected town doctor, Dr. Kincaid, brings Ella a new boarder-the handsome and gallant Mr. David Rainwater-Ella is immediately resistant to opening up her home to this mysterious stranger. Even with... View more info

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Tiger Hills [used book]

By: Sarita Mandanna

Price: $8.00

Publisher: UK, Weidenfeld & Nicolson: 2010

Seller ID: 0297859838

ISBN: 0297859838

Condition: Good

The year is 1878. As the first girl to be born to the Nachimandas in over sixty years, beautiful, spirited Devi is adored by her entire family. She befriends Devanna, a gifted young boy whose mother has died in tragic circumstances. The two quickly become inseparable, 'like two eggs in a nest', as they grow up amidst the luscious jungles, rolling hills, and rich coffee plantations of Coorg in Southern India; cocooned by an extended family whose roots have been sunk in the land for hundreds of years. Their futures seem inevitably linked, but everything changes when, one night, they attend a ... View more info

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A Likeness

By: Sonia Overall

Price: $9.95

Publisher: UK, Fourth Estate: 2004

Seller ID: 000930

ISBN: 000719451X

Condition: New

N.B. Remainder Book. A wonderful, rich, absorbing historical novel following the fortunes of a struggling artist around the courtly world of Elizabethan London. Norfolk, the twenty-second year of Elizabeth I's reign. An ambitious young painter strikes out from his humble beginnings for the teeming City of London. Haunted by the image of his bride's gruesome death, and fuelled by his desire to portray the splendour of life, he sets his sights on a place at the Queen's glittering court. Yet talent alone does not open the doors to royal favour, and the artist is thrown into the petty intrigues a... View more info

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The Rich are Different [used book]

By: Susan Howatch

Price: $6.00

Publisher: UK, Pan Books: 1981

Seller ID: 000803

ISBN: 0330253530

Condition: Good

When ambitious, exciting Dinah Slade becomes passionately - and dangerously - involved in the private and public life of American millionaire Paul Van Zale, it is the beginning of a violent battle over his business empire and a ruthless struggle by two women to win his heart. We follow the fortunes of Dinah Slade from the boardrooms of Wall Street across the ocean to the Norfolk Broads, from the Roaring Twenties to the Great Depression and the Second World War. For two decades she stakes everything on winning the fight, in business and in love - and at any cost ... View more info

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The Queen's Sorrow [used book]

By: Suzannah Dunn

Price: $8.00

Publisher: UK, Harper Press: 2008

Seller ID: 004300

ISBN: 0007258275

Condition: Good

A queen brought low by love compromised and power abused - the tragedy of Mary Tudor. These are desperate times for Mary Tudor. As England's first ruling queen, her joy should be complete when she marries Philip, the dashing Prince of Spain. But despite her ardent devotion, he's making it painfully obvious that he cares little for his new wife - and her struggle to produce an heir only makes him colder towards him. Lonely and depressed, Mary begins to vent her anguish on her people - and England becomes a place of cruelty, persecution and fear. Mary's terrible fall from grace is seen through... View more info

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A Singular Hostage [used book]

By: Thalassa Ali

Price: $8.00

Publisher: UK, Review: 2002

Seller ID: 0747269793

ISBN: 0747269793

Condition: Good

Sent to India to find a husband, Mariana Givens is facing the prospect of returning to Sussex ignominiously single. But the vastness of India has been a revelation. And before she leaves, Mariana is to accompany the Governor-General's party on their journey upcountry to meet the Punjab's ageing Maharajah. Little does she know it, but Mariana is being pulled into the fate of a child whose existence she isn't yet aware of. For 18-month-old Saboor is being held hostage by the capricious Maharajah, who views him as a talisman against encroaching decreptitude. But the Maharajah has no concept of a ... View more info

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The Shadow of the Lynx [used book]

By: Victoria Holt

Price: $6.00

Publisher: UK, Fontana: 1973

Seller ID: 0006129919

ISBN: 0006129919

Condition: Good

Set in the wild Australian gold country and a gracious English mansion, this is a story of violent emotions, of great injustice and a grudge which lasted a lifetime. When Nora Tamsin arrives in Australia she finds herself under the guardianship of the powerful, terrifying, and irresistibly fascinating Charles Herrick, known as the Lynx. Everyone around her seems to be obsessed with the search for gold; an obsession so compulsive that it drives people from their homes to destitution, and even to death. Stirling Herrick wants it because his father did; and the Lynx himself seems determined to fi... View more info