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Australian Fiction
The True Story of Spit Macphee

The True Story of Spit Macphee

James Aldridge ,  Phillip Gwynne

$12.95

When young Spit MacPhee comes to live with his grandfather, the people of the Australian country town of St Helen fear for his future. Fyfe MacPhee is a crazy old man, and barefoot Spit has to fend for himself along the riverbank where they live. While some people feel that Spit can look after himself, others believe he would be better cared for in a boys home and when old Fyfe dies after one of his 'turns' a fierce battle to decide Spit's destiny begins. Featuring a new introduction from Phillip Gwynne in this Text Classics edition, The True Story of Spit MacPhee is a much-loved, quintessentially Australian novel for readers of all ages.
Miss Peabody's Inheritance

Miss Peabody's Inheritance

Elizabeth Jolley

$19.95

In this potent tale of love and loneliness, Elizabeth Jolley has woven two parallel stories into a dazzlingly original novel. Arabella Thorne is a brilliant, witty and accomplished woman. The exotic tale of this flamboyant eccentric and her European travels - with jealous secretary and shy schoolgirl protegee - is the inheritance that transforms the uneventful suburban life of Miss Peabody. After it's publication in 1983, it was released in France and the United States, and was shortlisted for the National Book Council Award.
Storm Clouds

Storm Clouds

Bronwyn Parry

$29.99

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Life is falling into place for National Parks ranger Erin Taylor. She has a job she loves, she's falling for her colleague, Simon - and she is finally leaving the past behind. Until a woman is murdered. But the victim is not just any woman - she's Simon's wife, Hayley. The wife he's not mentioned to Erin. The wife he's not seen in fourteen years.

In search of answers, Simon and Erin go out to the edge of the national park to visit the alternative lifestyle 'Community of Bliss'. Posing as a naive cult convert, Erin uses the skills from her old life - deception and cheating - to gain the trust of its members. She soon uncovers a web of lies, some decades old, and comes face to face with the dangerous and manipulative cult leader who holds the community in thrall. On the wrong side of a river in flood that has become a lethal torrent, can Erin and Simon expose the truth and prevent a tragedy?

This dark and compelling new novel from award-winning romantic suspense author Bronwyn Parry will have you reading late into the night.
Volcano Street

Volcano Street

David Rain

$27.99

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'What would Germaine do?'

This is the mantra that Skip and Marlo Wells turn to as they navigate their way through the twists and turns that life brings. Such as the sectioning of their mother Karen Jane. Marlo puts her faith in her hero, Germaine Greer, and twelve-year-old Skip trusts her clever big sister to know the right thing to do.

But when the sisters are forced to move to their Auntie Noreen and Uncle Doug's home in the backwater city of Crater Lakes even Marlo can't think of a solution.
Seven Poor Men of Sydney

Seven Poor Men of Sydney

Christina Stead

$24.99

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Originally published in 1934, Seven Poor Men of Sydney is Christina Stead's first novel, a brilliant portrayal of a group of men and women living in Sydney in the 1920s amid conditions of poverty and social turmoil.

Set against the vividly drawn backgrounds of Fisherman's (Watson's) Bay and the innercity slums, the various characters seek to resolve their individual spiritual dilemmas through politics, religion and philosophy. Their struggles, their pain and their frustrations are portrayed with consummate skill in this memorable evocation of a city and an era.
           
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