Keyword: Miles Franklin


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Too Much Lip

By: Melissa Lucashenko

Price: $29.95  $24.95

Publisher: Australia, University of Queensland Press: 2018

Seller ID: 9780702259968

ISBN: 0702259969

Condition: New

Too much lip, her old problem from way back. And the older she got, the harder it seemed to get to swallow her opinions. The avalanche of bullshit in the world would drown her if she let it; the least she could do was raise her voice in anger. Wise-cracking Kerry Salter has spent a lifetime avoiding two things - her hometown and prison. But now her Pop is dying and she's an inch away from the lockup, so she heads south on a stolen Harley. Kerry plans to spend twenty-four hours, tops, over the border. She quickly discovers, though, that Bundjalung country has a funny way of grabbing on to... View more info

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My Brilliant Career

By: Miles Franklin

Price: $26.95

Publisher: USA, Penguin: 2011

Seller ID: 9780143105053

ISBN: 0143105051

Condition: New

Girls! Girls! Those of you who have hearts, and therefore wish for happiness, homes, and husbands by and by, never develop a reputation for being clever. When sixteen-year-old Miles Franklin began writing a thinly disguised novel about her youth in the Australian bush, she meant to 'show just how ridiculous the life around me would be as story material.' But when My Brilliant Career was published in 1901, it struck its author's native country like a small bomb and so scandalized Australians that Franklin demanded that it not be published again until ten years after her death. Today it remains ... View more info

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My Brilliant Career

By: Miles Franklin

Price: $12.95

Publisher: Australia, Text Publishing: 2012

Seller ID: 9781921922190

ISBN: 1921922192

Condition: New

Introduced by Jennifer Byrne. This is not a romance - I have too often faced the music of life to the tune of hardship to waste time in snivelling and gushing over fancies and dreams; neither is it a novel, but simply a yarn - a real yarn. Oh! Written with all the high spirits of youth, My Brilliant Career is the unforgettable tale of Sybylla Melvin, a headstrong country girl - passionate, endearing, stubborn, honest - and her fraught journey from rags to riches to rags. View more info

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Blueback # Australian Children's Classics

By: Tim Winton

Price: $19.95

Publisher: Australia, Viking Australia: 2014

Seller ID: 001331

ISBN: 067007800X

Condition: New

The final volume in the iconic Penguin Australian Children's Classics series, Blueback is a deceptively simple allegory about a boy who matures through fortitude, and finds wisdom by living in harmony with all forms of life. A beautiful distillation of Winton's art and concerns. About the Author Tim Winton has published 25 books for adults and children, and his work has been translated into 28 languages. Since his first novel, An Open Swimmer, won the Australian Vogel Award in 1981, he has won the Miles Franklin Award four times (for Shallows,Cloudstreet, Dirt Music and Breath) and twice be... View more info

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Cloudstreet [used book]

By: Tim Winton

Price: $8.00

Publisher: Australia, Penguin: 2007

Seller ID: 0140273980

ISBN: 0140273980

Condition: Good

Winner of the Miles Franklin Award and recognised as one of the greatest works of Australian literature, Cloudstreet is Tim Winton's sprawling, comic epic about luck and love, fortitude and forgiveness, and the magic of the everyday. 'This is that rare book, a novel of both heart and intellect. It pulses with a sense of wonder and shines with the clear light of truth.' Robert Drewe After two separate catastrophes, two very different families leave the country for the bright lights of Perth. The Lambs are industrious, united and - until God seems to turn his back on their boy Fish - rel... View more info

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Poor Fellow My Country [used book][slipcase edition][hard to get]

By: Xavier Herbert

Price: $45.00

Publisher: Australia, Fontana: 1976

Edition: 1983 Reprint

Seller ID: 0006160298

ISBN: 0006160298

Condition: Good

Paperback book in hard slipcase. Book has been covered in clear contact. Good overall condition, clean and tight binding. It measures 20.7 x 14.0 x 4.9 cm out of the slipcase. Slipcase measures 21.3 x 14.4 x 5.6 cm. 'Poor Fellow My Country is an Australian classic, perhaps THE Australian classic' - The Times Literary Supplement. The longest Australian novel ever published. The winner of the 1975 Miles Franklin Award. In Poor Fellow My Country, Xavier Herbert returns to the region made his own in Capricornia: Northern Australia. Ranging over a period of some six years, the story is set duri... View more info