Australian screen adaptations

 Read reviewBeautiful Mess

Beautiful Mess

Claire Christian

Beautiful Mess is a raw, funny and truthful take on grief, loss and first love from the 2016 winner of the Text Prize for Children's and YA Writing.

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 Read reviewThe Family Law (TV Tie-In)

The Family Law (TV Tie-In)

Benjamin Law

Meet the Law family - eccentric, endearing and hard to resist. Your guide: Benjamin, the third of five children and a born humorist. Join him as he tries to answer some puzzling questions: why won't his Chinese dad wear...

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Big Little Lies

Big Little Lies

Liane Moriarty

Liane Moriarty's latest New York Times no.1 bestseller following The Husband's Secret.

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Follow The Rabbit Proof Fence

Follow The Rabbit Proof Fence

Doris Garimara Pilkington

The film Rabbit-Proof Fence is based on a 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 removal policy of the...

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Breath

Breath

Tim Winton

Breath is a story about the wildness of youth - the lust for excitement and terror, the determination to be extraordinary, the wounds that heal and those that don't - and about learning to live with its passing.

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Red Dog (film tie-in)

Red Dog (film tie-in)

Louis de Bernieres

Red Dog is a West Australian, a lovable friendly red kelpie who found widespread fame as a result of his habit of travelling all over Western Australia. While visiting Australia, Louis de Bernieres heard the legend of Red Dog and...

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Puberty Blues

Puberty Blues

Gabrielle Carey, Kathy Lette

First published in 1979, and made into a film in in 1981, this cult classic is now republished with forewords by Kylie Minogue and Germaine Greer.

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Schindler's Ark (flipback edition)

Schindler’s Ark (flipback edition)

Thomas Keneally

Winner of the Booker Prize and international bestseller

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 Read reviewLaurinda

Laurinda

Alice Pung

Laurinda is an exclusive school for girls. At its hidden centre of power is The Cabinet, a triangle of girls who wield power over their classmates -- and some of their teachers. Entering this world of wealth and secrets is Lucy...

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Ladies in Black

Ladies in Black

Madeleine St John

Previously published as Women in Black now a major film directed by Bruce Beresford and starring Julia Ormond, Angourie Rice, Rachael Taylor, Ryan Corr, Shane Jacobson, Susie Porter, Alison McGirr, Noni Hazlehurst and Vincent...

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 Special priceThe Dressmaker

The Dressmaker

Rosalie Ham

After twenty years away, Tilly Dunnage returns to Dungatar.

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The Dry

Jane Harper

The Dry is the highest selling Australian debut in 2016.

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He Died with a Felafel in His Hand

He Died with a Felafel in His Hand

John Birmingham

These are the memoirs of 29 year old John Birmingham, who has shared houses and apartments with 89 people and kept notes on all of them.

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A Fortunate Life

A Fortunate Life

A B Facey

Albert Facey's story is the story of Australia. A true classic of Australian literature, Facey's simply penned story offers a unique window onto the history of Australian life through the greater part of the twentieth century -...

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Wake In Fright

Wake In Fright

Kenneth Cook, Peter Temple

Wake in Fright is the original and greatest outback horror story. Bundanyabba and its citizens will forever haunt its readers.

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Tomorrow, When the War Began

Tomorrow, When the War Began

John Marsden

Somewhere out there Ellie and her friends are hiding. The first book in the bestselling the Tomorrow series.

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 Read reviewThe Rosie Project

The Rosie Project

Graeme Simsion

Meet Don Tillman. Don is getting married. He just doesn't know who to yet. But he has designed a very detailed questionnaire to help him find the perfect woman. One thing he already knows, though, is that it's not Rosie. Don...

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The Light Between Oceans

The Light Between Oceans

M.L. Stedman

After the horror of World War I, Tom Sherbourne welcomes his new job as the lighthouse keeper on Janus Rock, an isolated island with no residents aside from him and his wife Isabel. But times on the island are tough for Isabel as...

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Looking for Alibrandi

Looking for Alibrandi

Melina Marchetta

Melina Marchetta's stunning debut novel Looking for Alibrandi is one girl's story of her final year at school, a year she sets herself free. Josephine Alibrandi is seventeen and in her final year at a wealthy girls' school.

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Three Dollars

Three Dollars

Elliot Perlman

The groundbreaking novel about economic rationalism and its effect on good, honest people.

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Deadly, Unna?

Deadly, Unna?

Phillip Gwynne

Gutsy and highly intelligent story about Blacky, a fourteen-year-old boy living in a small coastal town in South Australia, and his rites of passage. Winner of the 1999 CBC Award for Older Readers.

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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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Storm Boy

Storm Boy

Colin Thiele

Storm Boy is the timeless story of Mike "Storm Boy" Kingley who rescues three pelican chicks after their mother is shot. One of the birds, Mr Percival, forms a very special bond with the boy which...

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Candy

Candy

Luke Davies

A love story and a novel about addiction. From the heady narcissism of the narrator's first days with his new lover, Candy, and the relative innocence of their shared habit, Candy charts their decline.

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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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Hating Alison Ashley: Classic Australian Children's Classics

Hating Alison Ashley: Classic Australian Children’s Classics

Robin Klein

Alison Ashley. She was the most beautiful, graceful, elegant thing you ever saw in your life... And from the first day I HATED her. Rediscover the magic of our country's most memorable children's books in the Penguin Australia...

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The Book Thief

The Book Thief

Markus Zusak

It is 1939. Nazi Germany. The country is holding its breath. Death has never been busier, and he will become busier still. From the highly-acclaimed author of The Messenger and new novel Bridge of Clay.

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Lambs of God

Lambs of God

Marele Day

The classic and bestselling Australian novel, soon to be a major TV miniseries.

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