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  • Ngarla Songs

    by Alexander Brown & Brian Geytenbeek

    Ngarla Songs is a unique bilingual presentation of sixty-eight anecdotal songs composed by Ngarla people. They describe the thrill of the hunt, the wonder of whales and other events and life experiences as seen through Ngarla eyes. For the first time these cameos of everyday life in the Pilbara have been written down, translated and recorded in English…Read more »

    Price $24.95 Add to cart

  • Piercing the Ground

    by Christine Watson

    With its sense that the stunning paintings from the Western Desert bear more than meets the eye, Christine Watson’s Piercing the Ground stands as a highly original and groundbreaking elucidation of Kutjungka painting and a significant addition to what is known as ‘the anthropology of art’. A fitting tribute to her indigenous mentors, this book should…Read more »

    Price $39.95 Add to cart

  • Shadow Lines

    by Stephen Kinnane

    Shadow Lines is the story of Jessie Argyle, born in the remote East Kimberley and taken from her Aboriginal family at the age of five, and Edward Smith, a young Englishman escaping the rigid structures of London. In a society deeply divided on racial lines, Edward and Jessie met, fell in love and married against strong opposition. Despite unrelenting…Read more »

    Price $29.95 Add to cart

  • In Flanders Fields

    by Norman Jorgensen with illustrations by Brian Harrison-Lever

    Early on Christmas morning the guns stop firing. A deathly silence creeps over the pitted and ruined landscape. A young soldier peers through a periscope over the top of the trench. Way out in no-man’s-land, he sees a small red shape moving on the barbed wire. A brightly coloured robin is trapped. One wing is flapping helplessly.

    An eloquent counterpoint…Read more »

    Price $14.95 Add to cart

  • Bantam

    by Terry Whitebeach & Michael Brown

    Punctuated by dogs and chooks and the daily tragicomedy of small town life, Bantam follows Mick and his mates as they court disaster and struggle to hold on in the roller-coaster ride of life on the dole. Read more »

    Price $14.95 Add to cart

  • Watching Lake, The

    by Elaine Forrestal

    Bryn and his family have just moved to a new house by the lake. The area is beautiful, teeming with wildlife. But soon there are scars on the landscape where the houses are being built — bulldozers tear at the earth, the sound of machinery rends the air. Once again the Min Min stirs…And this time, it has chosen Bryn. Read more »

    Price $12.95 Add to cart

  • Real Facts of Life, The

    by Geoff Havel

    There are facts of life that we all know, like weekends always start ten minutes after the bell rings on Friday because your teacher keeps you in. Weekends go fast and the school week goes slow and parents are always right — even when they’re wrong. A hilarious story about getting through the weekend and learning the facts of life, whether you want…Read more »

    Price $14.95 Add to cart

  • Obsession

    by Julia Lawrinson

    Charlie is fifteen. She’s just moved to a new school and nothing is going right. She’s hanging around with a girl she can’t stand, her mother is a grief-stricken, wine-sodden mess, and she has no one to talk to except the pages of her diary. Everything seems hopeless. And then she meets Kate. Kate is sixteen, she’s a singer, and she’s wonderful. She’s…Read more »

    Price $14.95 Add to cart

  • We'll be Married in Fremantle

    by Julie Goyder

    When an old man with Alzheimer’s Disease fell in love with a nurse who he seemed to confuse with his fiancee of long ago, sharing of stories enriched both their lives. The relationship enlivened ‘Joe’ and challenged the nurse, author Julie Goyder, to rethink her understanding of ‘people like Joe’. Their ‘storying’ moved well beyond protocol or politeness…Read more »

    Price $24.95 Add to cart

  • Choices

    by Dianne Wolfer

    ‘Young adult fiction that manages to deal with a sensitive issue yet doesn’t thrust too much teenage anguish upon us…A story about change, agency and responsibility, with a pleasant mix of stylistic neatness and thematic uncertainty.’ — Sydney Morning Herald

    ‘This novel is written in a manner that is both honest and touching, as it does not…Read more »

    Price $17.95 Add to cart

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From the Catalogue

Book Launch

Acclaimed author Peter Docker is set to launch his new book Sweet One. We’d love to see you there!
When: 6pm for a 6.30pm start, Thursday 4th September
Where: New Edition Bookshop, 41 High Street, Fremantle
RSVP: admin@fremantlepress.com.au

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