10 Aussie Books To Read Before You Die

The Harp in the South: Popular Penguins

The Harp in the South: Popular Penguins

Ruth Park

Hugh and Margaret Darcy are raising their family in Sydney amid the brothels, grog shops and rundown boarding houses of Surry Hills, where money is scarce and life is not easy. This Australian classic will take you straight back...

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 Read reviewThe Slap

The Slap

Christos Tsiolkas

A novel about the relationships between children and adults, and the new Australian multicultural middle-class. From the controversial cult author of 'Loaded' and 'Dead Europe'.

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Cloudstreet

Cloudstreet

Tim Winton

From separate catastrophes two rural families flee to the city and find themselves sharing a great, breathing, shuddering joint called Cloudstreet, where they begin their lives again from scratch. For twenty years they roister and...

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Picnic At Hanging Rock: Australian Children's Classics

Picnic At Hanging Rock: Australian Children’s Classics

Joan Lindsay

In 1900, a class of young women from an exclusive private school go on an excursion to the isolated Hanging Rock, deep in the Australian bush. The excursion ends in tragedy when three girls and a teacher mysteriously vanish after...

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A Fortunate Life

A Fortunate Life

A. B. Facey

Born in 1894, Facey lived the rough frontier life of a sheep farmer, survived the gore of Gallipoli, raised a family through the Depression and spent sixty years with his beloved wife, Evelyn. Despite enduring hardships we can...

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 Read reviewJasper Jones

Jasper Jones

Craig Silvey

Charlie Bucktin is startled by an urgent knock on the window of his sleep-out. His visitor is Jasper Jones, an outcast in the mining town of Corrigan. Jasper takes Charlie to his secret glade in the bush, and it's here that...

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Picnic At Hanging Rock

Picnic At Hanging Rock

Joan Lindsay

On St Valentine's Day in 1900 a party of schoolgirls went on a picnic to Hanging Rock. Some were never to return...

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The Magic Pudding

The Magic Pudding

Norman Lindsay

Never out of print since 1918, this new edition will whet the appetite of a whole new generation of 'puddin fanciers'. This Angus and Robertson Classic has also been completely re-designed and contains rescanned original artwork....

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The Power of One

The Power of One

Bryce Courtenay

First with your head and then with your heart... To Peekay, a seven-year-old boy who dreams of being the welterweight champion of the world, this is a piece of advice that he will carry with him throughout his life. Bryce...

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Picnic At Hanging Rock: Australian Children's Classics

Picnic At Hanging Rock: Australian Children’s Classics

Joan Lindsay

'Don't worry about us, Mam'selle dear,' smiled Miranda. 'We shall only be gone a very little while.' Every so often, there comes a story so brilliant and lively and moving that it cannot be left in the past.

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The Magic Pudding

The Magic Pudding

Norman Lindsay

Norman Lindsay's timeless classic follows the adventures of debonair young koala Bunyip Bluegum, sailor Bill Barnacle and penguin Sam Sawnoff - owners of the much-desired Magic Puddin' Albert - who try to outwit Possum and Wombat,...

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