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  • SKYLARKS WAR  -  Costa Children's Award Winner 2018
    SKYLARKS WAR - Costa Children's Award Winner 2018
    MCKAY HILARY
    ISBN: 9781509894963
    Title: SKYLARKS WAR - Costa Children's Award Winner 2018
    Author: MCKAY HILARY
    Format: PAPER COVER
    Publishing status: ACTIVE TITLE

    An evocative and heartbreaking novel of family and friendship in wartime.

    Clarry and her older brother Peter live for their summers in Cornwall, staying with their grandparents and running free with their charismatic cousin, Rupert. But normal life resumes each September – boarding school for Peter and Rupert, and a boring life for Clarry at home with her absent father, as the shadow of a terrible war looms ever closer. When Rupert goes off to fight at the front, Clarry feels their skylark summers are finally slipping away from them. Can their family survive this fearful war? The Skylarks' War is a beautiful story following the loves and losses of a family growing up against the harsh backdrop of World War 1, from the award-winning Hilary McKay.

    Imprint: MACMILLAN
    RRP: $14.99

    Price: $14.99
  • TESTAMENTS   -   Joint Booker Prize Winner 2019
    TESTAMENTS - Joint Booker Prize Winner 2019
    ATWOOD MARGARET
    ISBN: 9781784742324
    Title: TESTAMENTS - Joint Booker Prize Winner 2019
    Author: ATWOOD MARGARET
    Format: HARD COVER
    Publishing status: ACTIVE TITLE

    JOINT WINNER OF THE BOOKER PRIZE 2019

    And so I step up, into the darkness within; or else the light.

    When the van door slammed on Offred's future at the end of The Handmaid's Tale, readers had no way of telling what lay ahead.

    With The Testaments, the wait is over.

    Margaret Atwood's sequel picks up the story 15 years after Offred stepped into the unknown, with the explosive testaments of three female narrators from Gilead.

    'Dear Readers- Everything you've ever asked me about Gilead and its inner workings is the inspiration for this book. Well, almost everything! The other inspiration is the world we've been living in.' Margaret Atwood

    'THE LITERARY EVENT OF THE YEAR' Guardian

    Imprint: Chatto & Windus Publishers
    RRP: $42.99

    Price: $42.99
  • THREE POEMS   -   Winner T S Eliot Prize 2019
    THREE POEMS - Winner T S Eliot Prize 2019
    SULLIVAN HANNAH
    ISBN: 9780571337675
    Title: THREE POEMS - Winner T S Eliot Prize 2019
    Author: SULLIVAN HANNAH
    Format: PAPER COVER
    Publishing status: ACTIVE TITLE

    2019 T.S. Eliot Prize Winner

    Hannah Sullivan's debut collection is a revelation - three long poems of fresh ambition, intensity and substance. Though each poem stands apart, their inventive and looping encounters make for a compelling unity. 'You, Very Young in New York' captures a great American city, in all its alluring detail. It is a wry and tender study of romantic possibility, disappointment, and the obduracy of innocence. 'Repeat until Time' begins with a move to California and unfolds into an essay on repetition and returning home, at once personal and philosophical. 'The Sandpit after Rain' explores the birth of a child and the loss of a father with exacting clarity.

    In Three Poems, readers will experience Sullivan's work with the same exhilaration as they might the great modernising poems of Eliot and Pound, but with the unique perspective of a brilliant new female voice.

    Imprint: Allen and Unwin Publishers
    RRP: $24.99

    Price: $24.99
  • TOO MUCH LIP   -   Miles Franklin Winner 2019
    TOO MUCH LIP - Miles Franklin Winner 2019
    LUCASHENKO MELISSA
    ISBN: 9780702259968
    Title: TOO MUCH LIP - Miles Franklin Winner 2019
    Author: LUCASHENKO MELISSA
    Format: TRADE PAPER COVER
    Publishing status: ACTIVE TITLE

    Miles Franklin Winner 2019

    Too much lip, her old problem from way back. And the older she got, the harder it seemed to get to swallow her opinions. The avalanche of bullshit in the world would drown her if she let it; the least she could do was raise her voice in anger.

    Wise-cracking Kerry Salter has spent a lifetime avoiding two things – her hometown and prison. But now her Pop is dying and she’s an inch away from the lockup, so she heads south on a stolen Harley.

    Kerry plans to spend twenty-four hours, tops, over the border. She quickly discovers, though, that Bundjalung country has a funny way of grabbing on to people. Old family wounds open as the Salters fight to stop the development of their beloved river. And the unexpected arrival on the scene of a good-looking dugai fella intent on loving her up only adds more trouble – but then trouble is Kerry’s middle name.

    Gritty and darkly hilarious, Too Much Lip offers redemption and forgiveness where none seems possible.

    Imprint: University of Queensland Press
    RRP: $29.95

    Price: $29.95
  • WELCOME TO COUNTRY : A Travel Guide to Indigenous Australia   -   Indie Book of the Year 2019 - Illustrated Non-Fiction
    WELCOME TO COUNTRY : A Travel Guide to Indigenous Australia - Indie Book of the Year 2019 - Illustrated Non-Fiction
    LANGTON MARCIA
    ISBN: 9781741175431
    Title: WELCOME TO COUNTRY : A Travel Guide to Indigenous Australia - Indie Book of the Year 2019 - Illustrated Non-Fiction
    Author: LANGTON MARCIA
    Format: HARD COVER
    Publishing status: ACTIVE TITLE

    Tourism Australia statistics show that many overseas tourists, as well as Australians, are keen to learn more about Australia’s first peoples. And while the Indigenous tourism industry continues to grow, no comprehensive travel guide is currently available.

    Marcia Langton: Welcome to Country is a curated guidebook to Indigenous Australia and the Torres Strait Islands. In its pages, author Professor Marcia Langton offers fascinating insights into Indigenous languages and customs, history, native title, art and dance, storytelling, and cultural awareness and etiquette for visitors. There is also a directory of Indigenous tourism experiences, organised by state or territory, covering galleries and festivals, national parks and museums, communities that are open to visitors, as well as tours and performances.

    This book is essential for anyone travelling around Australia who wants to learn more about the culture that has thrived here for over 50,000 years. It also offers the chance to enjoy tourism opportunities that will show you a different side of this fascinating country — one that remains dynamic, and is filled with openness and diversity.

    Imprint: EXPLORE
    RRP: $39.99

    Price: $39.99
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