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‘[Anthony Brown’s] ingenious interweaving of the tales of these two very different expeditions brings the story of Australia’s exploration to life in a riveting and insightful new narrative’ — Tim Flannery.
Amid the Napoleonic Wars, France and Britain launched rival voyages of discovery to the Antipodes. Led by the outstanding naval captains…Read more »
by Simon Haynes
Get another helping of misadventures with Hal Spacejock and Clunk!
Hal and his sidekick are looking for a job to earn some cash to settle their bills, and they find just the thing on Planet Dismolle. And when Hal ducks out for a quick coffee date with an attractive young woman, he thinks his luck has finally changedRead more »
‘This accomplished writer tells a good tale. The cheeky but lovable characters are woven well into a riveting story-line with an Australian setting. All blend beautifully together within simple prose to form an exciting and entertaining story.’ — Good Reading
Jack’s family is based on Rottnest Island during WWII while his father helps build…Read more »
Mia and Sophie have been best friends forever — but that’s all about to change. Experimenting with alcohol, flirting with boys, and dabbling in drugs, their lives quickly spiral out of controlRead more »
Shades of the Sublime & Beautiful explores issues of sublimity and beauty, contemplates the aesthetic and the transcendent, examines nature and the artificial/madeRead more »
by Sally Morgan
‘Sad and wise and funny…unbelievably and unexpectedly moving, Sally Morgan’s love for her own spiritual and racial roots and her struggle to uncover them reveals a new Australia (the old) and a new way to embrace the elders and the young of all our peoples, wherever (and whoever) they might be. A book with heart’ — Alice Walker, author of The…Read more »
by Tracy Ryan
‘Scar revision’ — surgically minimising the effects of scars — is the powerful central image of Tracy Ryan’s highly accomplished new collection. Both formally adventurous and movingly personal, these poems offer vivid accounts of how we survive and ‘rewrite’ literal and symbolic scars, and of regeneration through the risks of family.
‘Tracy Ryan’s…Read more »
by Donna Mazza
Rosa, a young woman from small country-town Australia, longing for mystery, adventure and the exotic, is fatally attracted to a romantic image of Eastern Europe, arriving alone in Dubrovnik in the months before the implosion of the old Yugoslavia. Rosa has no idea of the politics, yet she ends up dangerously drawn into a relationship with a young Albanian…Read more »
There was once a crow who lived in a tree by a waterhole. Each morning, she stared into the water, and saw another crow staring back. Crow thought Crow-in-the-waterhole was the most wonderful bird she had ever seen. ‘She looks like a crow who could change the world. I wish I could be like her.’
Finally, Crow flies away to seek her destiny, hoping…Read more »
The Edge of the World is a powerful, monumental story of an Armenian family, spanning one hundred years, five countries and several generations. A family fragmented by genocide, exile and emigration, but which, through extraordinary acts of courage and compassion, is eventually brought together again — albeit utterly changed. A compelling, imaginative…Read more »