Summer 2007

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The Still-Burning Bush

The Still-Burning Bush traces the environmental and social significance of the use of fire to shape the environment through Australian history, beginning with Aboriginal usage, and the subsequent passing of the firestick to rural colonists and then to foresters.

 

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Cat no: 3507

 

 

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My Nine Lives

Feisty, uncompromising and free-spirited, Diane Cilento won international acclaim as an actress during the 1950s and 1960s. [click to continue…]

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Paper Nautilus

In a small town on the Australian coast Penny grows up to marry the boy who has waited for her. Few know the truth about her birth. Her uncle Jack is one, for he shared with her father not only his childhood but also the horror of their wartime experience. Jack and Penny’s special bond is a rare and precious as the beautiful nautilus shell they find washed up on the beach – entwined with its history are the secrets of their past and the tenacious passions of the other people who have had a stake in their lives.

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Cat no: 3502
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In Distant Fields

When Kitty is invited to stay with her friend Partita at Bauders Castle she is sure she must refuse. [click to continue…]

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The Battlers of Butcher’s Hill

Butcher’s Hill or Lakeland is about halfway between Cooktown and Laura in the centre of the Cape York Peninsula. [click to continue…]

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House on the Hill

This heart-warming and colourful novel about the power of dreams brings to life Australia’s exotic far north of days gone by, with its vibrant mix of cultures and personalities. [click to continue…]

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Wheeling and Dealing

Ella Dryden has always lived in London’s East End. It’s 1952, and her husband Dennis wants to take her and their two children to live in Epsom in Surrey. [click to continue…]

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First Impressions

Eden Palmer knows how to make it on her own. The forty-something single mother has worked hard to raise her beloved daughter – now twenty-seven and recently married. [click to continue…]

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Murder and Misadventure

What would it be like to stand in the dock at your own murder trial and to realise that the jury cannot hear even a shred of the evidence? [click to continue…]

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The Hostage

Major Charley Castillo, hero of By Order of the President, once again faces international political intrigue. [click to continue…]

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Fiddlers

It started with the blind violinist – shot twice through the head at point-blank range in the alley outside his dingy restaurant.

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Blood, Sweat and Tears

Blood, Sweat and Tears brings together the first-hand accounts of more than seventy-five ordinary Australians who did extraordinary things during World War II.

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Unforgettable Days

Abbra, Serena and Gabrielle: three young women with nothing in common except the Vietnam war.

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Head Over Heels

Sam Bailey wanted a life on the land just like his father. He had it all planned – he’d finish his education, have a few years in the big wide world and then return home to take the reins from his dad, get married and raise a family.

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Out of the Shadows

Times move on for the Adams family in south London, and as business prospers there are new worries to deal with.

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My Life as a Leyland

Revealed here for the first time is the inside story of life as a ‘Leyland Brother’, from modest beginnings as the children of British migrants,

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Red Dust Rising

This is the story of Ray’s ‘making something worthwhile’ of Urapunga, a run-down property on the Roper River.

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