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Hark! A Vagrant

Hark! A Vagrant

Kate Beaton

Hark! A Vagrant takes readers on a romp through history and literature - with dignity for few and cookies for all - with comic strips about famous authors, their characters, and political and historical figures, all...

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On the Jellicoe Road

On the Jellicoe Road

Melina Marchetta

Taylor Markham is not a popular choice. She is erratic, has no people skills and never turns up to meetings. Not to mention the incident when she ran off in search of her mother and only got halfway there. But she's lived at...

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 Read reviewThis Is How

This Is How

M.J. Hyland

When his fiancee breaks off their engagement, Patrick Oxtoby leaves home and moves to a boarding house in a seaside town. But in spite of his hopes and determination to build a better life, nothing goes to plan. A mesmerising and...

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Mrs. Dalloway

Mrs. Dalloway

Virginia Woolf, Carol Ann Duffy, Valentine Cunningham

WITH INTRODUCTIONS BY VALENTINE CUNNINGHAM AND CAROL ANN DUFFY In this vivid portrait of one day in a woman's life, Clarissa Dalloway is preoccupied with the last-minute details of party she is to give that evening.

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 Read reviewA Gate at the Stairs

A Gate at the Stairs

Lorrie Moore

Twenty-year-old Tassie Keltjin, a 'half-Jewish' farmer's daughter from the plains of the Midwest, has come to university. When she takes a job as a part-time nanny to a couple who seem at once mysterious and glamorous, Tassie is...

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My Brilliant Career: Text Classics

My Brilliant Career: Text Classics

Miles Franklin, 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!

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A Room of One's Own: Popular Penguins

A Room of One’s Own: Popular Penguins

Virginia Woolf

This Broadview edition provides a reliable text at a very reasonable price. It contains textual notes but no appendices or introduction.

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How the Light Gets In

How the Light Gets In

M.J. Hyland

Louise O'Connor is a troubled sixteen-year-old who leaves Sydney as an exchange student for mid-west USA. She hopes to create the perfect life she imagines only money can provide. But, the Hardings are as unpredictable as they are...

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How the Light Gets In: Popular Penguins

How the Light Gets In: Popular Penguins

M.J. Hyland

Lou Connor wants to escape her life of poverty, so she travels from Sydney to the US as an exchange student. But her host-family, the Hardings - who live in a prefabricated mansion in a nameless Chicago suburb - are in suffocating...

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Carry Me Down

Carry Me Down

M. J. Hyland, J. M. Coetzee

Spell-binding psychological thriller about a boy's obsessive and dangerous desire to see the truth. A singular tale of disturbed love, it announces M. J. Hyland's arrival as a great writer.

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The Piper’s Son

Melina Marchetta

Five years on from Saving Francesca, Thomas Mackee is the one who needs saving. Tom wants oblivion. Wants to forget parents who leave and friends he used to care about and a string of one-night stands, and favourite uncles being...

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Saving Francesca

Saving Francesca

Melina Marchetta

Francesca is at the beginning of her second term in Year Eleven at an all boy's school that has just started accepting girls. She still misses her old friends, and, to make things worse, her mother has had a breakdown and can...

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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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Quintana of Charyn

Quintana of Charyn

Melina Marchetta, Grant Cartwright, Jacob Munnery

The climactic conclusion of Printz Award winner Marchetta's epic fantasy trilogy. Separated from the girl he loves and has sworn to protect, Froi and his companions travel through Charyn searching for Quintana and building an army...

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Who Will Run the Frog Hospital?

Who Will Run the Frog Hospital?

Lorrie Moore

The summer Berie was fifteen, she and her best friend Sils had jobs at Storyland in upstate New York, where Berie sold tickets to see the beautiful Sils portray Cinderella in a strapless evening gown. They spent their breaks...

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Who Will Run the Frog Hospital?

Who Will Run the Frog Hospital?

Lorrie Moore

The brilliantly funny and sharply observant novel from one of the most acclaimed American writers of her generation.

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