Winter 2006

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The Country Undertaker

When Mick Eames, footballer and spare parts man, moved his family to Holbrook in the late 1940s, he had no idea that the job of town undertaker would fall his way. Instead of the immaculately attired attendants and battery- operated lowering devices of the city, Mick Eames’ lot was much simpler. [click to continue…]

From the 1800s to the onset of World War I, pioneers making their homes in outback Australia were joined by their wives, many of whom had no idea of the difficulties and dangers ahead.

audio excerpt of Great Pioneer Women of the Outback

Cat no: 3486
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Seaward

Over the years many visitors to Bribie have been taken with the enchanting spirit of the place. This book chronicles the lives of a family – the Lergessners – who spent all of their holidays on Bribie Island from the early 1940s, with their dogs Kurt and Hepsibar. [click to continue…]

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Vendetta

Having waited patiently for many years, the time has finally come for Myra Rutledge to avenge her daughter’s death. Barbara died before her time, killed in a hit-and-run accident by a politician with diplomatic immunity, and justice was never served upon the killer – until now. [click to continue…]

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A Wedding in December

At an inn in the Berkshire Mountains of western Massachusetts, seven former schoolmates gather for a wedding. Nora, the owner of the inn, has recently had to reinvent her life following the death of her husband. [click to continue…]

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Growing Up

Glasgow, 1939. On the eve of war, Mirrin Stewart, a newly qualified young teacher, is too absorbed in her own troubles to pay much attention to world affairs. [click to continue…]

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The Jury

The Sisterhood have decided that the next revenge mission will be Nikki Quinn’s. The vigilante organization avenge crimes not dealt with by the legal system, in which ever way their victim chooses. [click to continue…]

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A Shrine to Ian Fairweather

In this moving account of Ian Fairweather’s life story, often narrated through the heart, voice and eyes of his friends and acquaintances, the author describes the artist’s harsh early upbringing in London and Jersey [click to continue…]

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After Jodie

When Prue’s childhood friend Jodie dies in what appears to be a tragic accident on a Cornish cliff, Prue is devastated. But as a single mother with a young toddler, in desperate need of employment, she is persuaded by her landlady, Mary, and Mary’s brother Ian, to apply for Jodie’s old job at the exclusive Boscothey Manor Hotel. [click to continue…]

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Out of My Comfort Zone

Rarely does a truly great player reveal as much of himself and his sport as Steve Waugh does in his long-awaited autobiography. [click to continue…]

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The Coroner’s Lunch

The Coroner’s Lunch beguiles and fascinates as it shows us not only an exotic place and an intriguing people, but also reveals their soul.

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Slow Man

Paul Rayment is on the threshold of a comfortable old age when a calamitous cycling accident results in the amputation of a leg. Humiliated, his body truncated, his life circumscribed, he turns away from his friends.

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As the Night Ends

Driven by her idealism and courage, Alex Goodwin will make any sacrifice to win votes for women.

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Diving off the Ironing Board

Di McCauley was a backbencher throughout those interesting Premier Joh times and subsequently Minister for Local Government & Planning in the last conservative government this state has seen for some time.

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March

An idealistic abolitionist, March has gone to serve the Union cause as chaplain to the Federal troops.

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The Last Dry Creek

The Last Dry Creek is the third book in her Serendipity trilogy. It is the sequel to A Bunch of Strays and Crocodile Dreaming.

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Yesterday’s Dreams

Local Whitby girl, Colette Shipley has become fascinated by the mysteries of the new art of photography and begins to create a record of her scenic home town with its tall ships and twin lighthouses, street urchins and weathered old fishermen.

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End in Tears

A lump of concrete dropped deliberately from a little stone bridge over a relatively unfrequented road kills the wrong person. The driver behind is spared. But only for a while….

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Porton – A Deadly Trap

In 2002 Audrey Davidson made a lone pilgrimage to Bougainville and the battlefield at Porton Plantation where her father was killed in 1945.

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Saving Fish From Drowning

On an ill-fated art expedition to the Southern Shan State of Burma, eleven Americans leave their Floating Island Resort for a Christmas morning tour – and disappear.

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