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Bliss
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Bliss

Peter Carey, Carey

A novel, about a man who, recovering from death, is convinced that he is in hell.

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Amnesia
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Amnesia

Peter Carey

When Gaby Bailleux released the Angel Worm into Australia's prison system, allowing hundreds of asylum seekers to walk free, she also let the cat out of the bag. The Americans ran the prisons, like so many parts of her country,...

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The Unusual Life of Tristan Smith
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The Unusual Life of Tristan Smith

Peter Carey

If you are not a citizen of Voorstand, you may not be familiar with the strange case of Tristan Smith and his illegal appropriation of Bruder Mouse.

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The Tax Inspector
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The Tax Inspector

Peter Carey

The day that Benny Catchprice was fired from the spare parts department of Catchprice Motors by his aunt Cathy was also the day that the Tax Inspector, Maria Takis, arrived to begin her long-overdue audit of the family business.

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My Life as a Fake
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My Life as a Fake

Peter Carey

A gothic tale about a hoax poet who mysteriously materialises and then pursues, taunts, haunts, and otherwise destroys his maker.

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Jack Maggs
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Jack Maggs

Peter Carey

What does he want after all these years, and why is he so interested in the comings and goings at a plush townhouse in Great Queen Street? And why is Jack himself an object of such interest to Tobias Oates, celebrated author,...

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Parrot and Olivier in America
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Parrot and Olivier in America

Peter Carey

As the narrative shifts between the perspectives of Parrot and Olivier, and their picaresque travels together and apart - in love and politics, prisons and the world of art - Peter Carey explores the adventure of American...

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His Illegal Self
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His Illegal Self

Peter Carey

Seven-year-old Che was abandoned by his radical Havard-student parents during the upheaval of the 1960s, and since then has been raised in isolated privilege by his New York grandmother. He yearns to see or hear news of his famous...

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Theft: A Love Story
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Theft: A Love Story

Peter Carey

Narrated by the twin voices of the artist Butcher Bones, and his 'damaged two-hundred-and-twenty-pound brother' Hugh, Theft: A Love Story once again displays Peter Carey's extraordinary flair for language.

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Bliss
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Bliss

Peter Carey

A novel, about a man who, recovering from death, is convinced that he is in hell.

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The Fat Man in History and Other Stories
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The Fat Man in History and Other Stories

Peter Carey

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The Chemistry of Tears
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The Chemistry of Tears

Peter Carey

London 2011. Catherine Gehrig, conservator at the Swinburne museum, learns of the unexpected death of her lover of thirteen years, and she has to grieve in private. Her employer, gives her a special project - to piece together...

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A Long Way from Home
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A Long Way from Home

Peter Carey

Together with Willie, their lanky navigator, they embark upon the Redex Trial, a brutal race around the continent, over roads no car will ever quite survive.A Long Way from Home is Peter Carey's late style masterpiece;

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Illywhacker
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Illywhacker

Peter Carey

In Australian slang, an illywhacker is a country fair con man, an unprincipled seller of fake diamonds and dubious tonics. And Herbert Badgery, may be the king of them all. Vagabond and charlatan, aviator and car salesman, seducer...

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Oscar and Lucinda
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Oscar and Lucinda

Peter Carey

This novel tells the story of Oscar Hopkins, an Oxford seminarian with a passion for gambling and Lucinda Leplastrier, a Sydney heiress with a fascination for glass. The year is 1865. When they meet on the boat to Australia their...

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True History of the Kelly Gang
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True History of the Kelly Gang

Peter Carey

This story is the song of Australia, and it sings its protest in a voice at once crude and delicate, menacing and heart-wrenching. The author gives us Ned Kelly as orphan, as Oedipus, as horse thief, farmer, bushranger, reformer,...

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True History of the Kelly Gang
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True History of the Kelly Gang

Peter Carey

Here is a classic outlaw tale, made alive by the skill of a great novelist. There are no sentences like these in all Australian literature and yet they could only have grown from our soil.

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True History of the Kelly Gang
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True History of the Kelly Gang

Peter Carey, Gianfranco Negroponte, Recorded Books USA

of age and know what it is to be raised on lies and silence...'To the authorities in pursuit of him, outlaw Ned Kelly is a horse thief, bank robber and police-killer. In a dazzling act of ventriloquism, Peter Carey brings the...

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Illywhacker
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Illywhacker

Peter Carey, Peter Hosking

In Australian slang, an illywhacker is a country fair con man, an unprincipled seller of fake diamonds and dubious tonics. And Herbert Badgery, may be the king of them all. Vagabond and charlatan, aviator and car salesman, seducer...

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Illywhacker
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Illywhacker

Peter Carey, Peter Hosking

In Australian slang, an illywhacker is a country fair con man, an unprincipled seller of fake diamonds and dubious tonics. And Herbert Badgery, may be the king of them all. Vagabond and charlatan, aviator and car salesman, seducer...

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Oscar and Lucinda: True History of the Kelly Gang
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Oscar and Lucinda: True History of the Kelly Gang

Peter Carey, Peter Giles

OSCAR AND LUCINDA is a sweeping, irrepressibly inventive novel set in nineteenth-century England and Australia where the two potential lovers lead parallel lives until chance brings them together on board ship.

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Lucifer Book Five
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Lucifer Book Five

Mike Carey, Peter Gross

Cast out of Heaven, thrown down to rule in Hell, Lucifer Morningstar has resigned his post and abandoned his kingdom for the mortal city of Los Angeles.

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Amnesia
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Amnesia

Peter Carey

It was a spring evening in Washington DC; a chilly autumn morning in Melbourne; it was exactly 22.00 Greenwich Mean Time when a worm entered the computerised control systems of hundreds of Australian prisons and released the locks...

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A Long Way from Home

Peter Carey

Peter Carey has twice won the Booker Prize for his explorations of Australian history. A Long Way from Home is his late-style masterpiece.     

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Collected Stories
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Collected Stories

Peter Carey

The best of Carey's short fiction features here, drawn from work published previously in his two anthologies The Fat Man in History and War Crimes .

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Bliss
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Bliss

Peter Carey

Peter Carey's novel is a fast-moving extravaganza, both funny and gripping, about a man who, recovering from death, is convinced that he is in hell.

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 Read reviewParrot and Olivier in America
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Parrot and Olivier in America

Peter Carey

When the young French aristocrat Olivier is sent to the New World, Parrot is sent with him. The son of an English printer, Parrot wanted to be an artist but has ended up as a servant. They make an unlikely pair, and there's...

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True History of the Kelly Gang
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True History of the Kelly Gang

Peter Carey

To the authorities in pursuit of him, outlaw Ned Kelly is a horse thief, bank robber and police-killer. But to his fellow ordinary Australians, Kelly is their own Robin Hood. In a dazzling act of ventriloquism, the author brings...

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Oscar and Lucinda
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Oscar and Lucinda

Peter Carey

Oscar is a young English clergyman who has broken with his past and developed a disturbing talent for gambling. A country girl of singular ambition, Lucinda moves to Sydney. Together this unlikely pair create and are created by...

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Unwritten
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Unwritten

Mike Carey, Professor Peter Gross

A NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER Armed with his father's journals, Tom Taylor begins a journey across the United States that also takes him into the past - to the Golden Age of a new artistic medium and the birth of a new type of...

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Oscar and Lucinda
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Oscar and Lucinda

Peter Carey, Steven Crossley, Recorded Books USA

This 1988 Booker Prize winner is a tale set in 1865. A young American minister who looks like a scarecrow, thinks like an angel and gambles like the devil meets a teenage Australian heiress on a boat bound for Australia.

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Plainsong
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Plainsong

Kent Haruf, Peter Carey

Beautifully crafted, alive and quietly magnificent. I read it in one mesmerising sitting. I had no choice; it would not let me go Roddy Doyle

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Data Protection: A Practical Guide to UK Law
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Data Protection: A Practical Guide to UK Law

Peter Carey

This leading handbook offers practical guidance on data protection issues within the UK. Now fully updated with the Data Protection Act 2018 and the Brexit legislation, the handbook remains indispensable for students and...

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Jack Maggs
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Jack Maggs

Peter Carey, Steve Shanahan, Baxter Audio

What does he want after all these years, and why is he so interested in the comings and goings at a plush townhouse in Great Queen Street? And why is Jack himself an object of such interest to Tobias Oates, celebrated author,...

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The Tax Inspector
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The Tax Inspector

Peter Carey, Izabella Yena, Bolinda Studios

The day that Benny Catchprice was fired from the spare parts department of Catchprice Motors by his aunt Cathy was also the day that the Tax Inspector, Maria Takis, arrived to begin her long-overdue audit of the family business.

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The Tax Inspector
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The Tax Inspector

Peter Carey, Izabella Yena, Bolinda Studios

The day that Benny Catchprice was fired from the spare parts department of Catchprice Motors by his aunt Cathy was also the day that the Tax Inspector, Maria Takis, arrived to begin her long-overdue audit of the family business.

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The Unusual Life of Tristan Smith
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The Unusual Life of Tristan Smith

Peter Carey, Mark Lucas, Bolinda Studios

If you are not a citizen of Voorstand, you may not be familiar with the strange case of Tristan Smith and his illegal appropriation of Bruder Mouse.

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The Unusual Life of Tristan Smith
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The Unusual Life of Tristan Smith

Peter Carey, Mark Lucas, Bolinda Studios

If you are not a citizen of Voorstand, you may not be familiar with the strange case of Tristan Smith and his illegal appropriation of Bruder Mouse.

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True History of the Kelly Gang
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True History of the Kelly Gang

Peter Carey, Gianfranco Negroponte, Recorded Books USA

of age and know what it is to be raised on lies and silence...'To the authorities in pursuit of him, outlaw Ned Kelly is a horse thief, bank robber and police-killer. In a dazzling act of ventriloquism, Peter Carey brings the...

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Jack Maggs
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Jack Maggs

Peter Carey, Steve Shanahan, Baxter Audio

What does he want after all these years, and why is he so interested in the comings and goings at a plush townhouse in Great Queen Street? And why is Jack himself an object of such interest to Tobias Oates, celebrated author,...

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Oscar and Lucinda, True History of the Kelly Gang
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Oscar and Lucinda, True History of the Kelly Gang

Peter Carey, Paul Giles

This is a Borzoi book --Title page verso.

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Lucifer Omnibus Volume 1
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Lucifer Omnibus Volume 1

Mike Carey, Peter Gross

From the pages of Neil Gaiman s The Sandman comes Mike Carey s epic run with the devil himself collected together in a series of hardcover omnibuses for the first time ever!

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The Tax Inspector
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The Tax Inspector

Peter Carey

The day Benny Catchprice was fired from the spare-parts department of Catchprice Motors by his aunt Cathy, was also the day that tax inspector Maria Takis arrived to begin her overdue audit of the family business. From the author...

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The Unusual Life of Tristan Smith
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The Unusual Life of Tristan Smith

Peter Carey

If you are not a citizen of Voorstand, you may not be familiar with the strange case of Tristan Smith and his illegal appropriation of Bruder Mouse. Even if you are a citizen of Efica, you will only have heard rumours about the...

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His Illegal Self
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His Illegal Self

Peter Carey, Michael Leunig

Seven-year-old Che was abandoned by his radical Havard-student parents during the upheaval of the 1960s, and since then has been raised in isolated privilege by his New York grandmother. He yearns to see or hear news of his famous...

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My Life as a Fake
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My Life as a Fake

Peter Carey

Sarah Wode-Douglas is an aristocratic woman who has made her living as the editor of the poetry magazine First Proof , until she impulsively follows a friend to Kuala Lumpur. She meets Christopher Chubb, an enigmatic wreck of a...

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His Illegal Self

Peter Carey

This book is about the story of Che. Raised in isolated privilege by his New York grandmother, he is the precocious son of radical student activists at Harvard in the late sixties. This is an achingly beautiful story of the love...

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Jack Maggs
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Jack Maggs

Peter Carey

The year is 1837 and a stranger is prowling London. He is Jack Maggs, an illegal returnee from the prison island of Australia. He has the demeanor of a savage and the skills of a hardened criminal, and he is risking his life on...

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