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 Read reviewThe Street Sweeper

The Street Sweeper

Elliot Perlman

Lamont Williams, recently released from prison and working as a hospital janitor, strikes up an unlikely friendship with a patient, an elderly Jewish Holocaust survivor who starts to tell him of his extraordinary past. Meanwhile...

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 Read reviewFive Bells

Five Bells

Gail Jones

Four adults converge on Circular Quay, site of the iconic Opera House and the Sydney Harbour Bridge. Crowds of tourists mix with the locals, enjoying the glorious surroundings and the play of light on water. But each of the four...

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Worse Things Happen at Sea: Tales of Life, Love, Family and the Everyday Beauty in Between

Worse Things Happen at Sea: Tales of Life, Love, Family and the Everyday Beauty in Between

William McInnes, Sarah Watt

In William's first book A MAN'S GOT TO HAVE A HOBBY he wrote about family life in the 1960s with humour, affection and honesty. WORSE THINGS HAPPEN AT SEA will do the same for family life in 2000s; written in a way that many...

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After Words: The Post-Prime Ministerial Speeches

After Words: The Post-Prime Ministerial Speeches

Paul Keating

A unique volume of speeches and occasional pieces written entirely by former Australian Prime Minister Paul Keating.

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Betty Churcher

In this gorgeously illustrated book, join Betty Churcher on a personal tour of her most beloved works, including masterpieces by Rembrandt, Goya, Manet, Velazquez, Courbet, Vermeer and Cezanne. A trained artist, Betty's sketches...

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The Little Refugee

The Little Refugee

Anh Do, Suzanne Do, Bruce Whatley

The Little Refugee tells of one family's survival against the odds, and the transforming power of hope.

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 Read reviewThe Coming of the Whirlpool

The Coming of the Whirlpool

Andrew McGahan

From the award-winning author of Praise and The White Earth comes a magnificent young adult series about destiny and desire, set in a brilliantly realised fantasy world.

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 Read reviewThe 13-Storey Treehouse

The 13-Storey Treehouse

Andy Griffiths, Terry Denton

Who wouldn't want to live in a treehouse? Especially a 13-storey treehouse. Two new characters - Andy and Terry - live here, make books together, and have a series of completely nutty adventures. Because: ANYTHING can happen in a...

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The Jewel Fish of Karnak

The Jewel Fish of Karnak

Graeme Base

Far, far away in Ancient Egypt, Jackal and Ibis are brought before the Cat Pharaoh to be punished for stealing from the town market. In a merciful moment, the cat Pharaoh decides to give the friends one last chance. Complete with...

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 Special pricePast the Shallows

Past the Shallows

Favel Parrett

Harry and Miles live with their father, an abalone fisherman, in Tasmania. With their mum dead, they are left to look after themselves. They are too young to leave home and so are forced to live under the dark cloud of their...

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Adrienne Ferreira

Eleven-year-old Novi just wants to blend in - not easy when you're named after a silkworm and have the most eccentric family in town. Young teacher Dom Best is new in town and must overcome his lack of confidence to support Novi's...

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