Geoff Bartholomew

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The Weather Makers

What does climate change mean?
How will global warming affect our lives?
Is it the cause of wilder storms and more frequent drought? Are these events inevitable?

Tim Flannery makes these urgent issues completely accessible. He tells the fascinating story of climate spanning millions of years to help us understand the predicament we face.

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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.
Set in Laos, once part of Indochina, recently taken over by the Communist Pathet Lao party, its protagonist, Dr Siri Paiboun, is a physician trained in Paris. for lack of other candidates – most of the educated class has fled – he has been appointed chief coroner.

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Brisbane in the fifties. The Fingleton kids don’t have much, but Tony always knew he could be someone special. He just didn’t know how. Until his father Harold realised how fast Tony and his kid brother could swim, and starrted training them to beat the world.

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Eleven of Queensland’s best writers: John Birmingham, Mary- Rose MacColl, Andrew McGahan, Gerard Lee, Steven Herrick, Jay Verney, Melissa Lucashenko, Martin Duwell, Nigel Krauth, Mark Svendsen and Paul Galloway get off the banana lounge to tackle 100 years of Queensland writing in this collection of humorous and thoughtful essays.

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Crocodile Dreaming

A one-armed Aboriginal boy and his foster-parents fight for the suvival of their Arnhem Land cattle station. [click to continue…]

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Bradman’s Band

Ex-Test player Ashley Mallett is a well-known figure who doesn’t hesitate to speak up on cricket issues. Author of a biography of Clarrie Grimmett – The Bradman of Spin – [click to continue…]

Jeff Johnson, self-confessed ‘bushie’ of no fixed abode, decided almost on a whim to walk across Australia, south to north to raise funds for charity. [click to continue…]

Blunders, stuff-ups and misjudgements are a part of any country’s history. [click to continue…]

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Landscape of Farewell

A profound and moving story about the land, the past, exile and acceptance, this deeply intelligent and thoughtful novel is a worthy successor to Miller’s much-loved and critically admired Journey to the Stone Country. [click to continue…]

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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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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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The Weather Makers

What does climate change mean? How will global warming affect our lives? Is it the cause of wilder storms and more frequent drought? Are these events inevitable?

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Between the Flags

Between the Flags reveals the 100 year history of Surf Life Saving Australia: the nation’s best-known and most successful volunteer movement.

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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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Appointment at Amalfi

A world-famous and wealthy Australian film director, Roderick Lily, lingers on through the unfashionable off-season in beautiful Amalfi near Capri. He has become melancholic.

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Private Man

It is two days since Dr John Brand’s death and his eldest son, Davis, suspects a cover-up. Survived by two sons, the death notice said. Peacefully.

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No Mercy

A simple request becomes a nightmare.  One by one, four brutally ravaged skeletons are discovered.  Two of them on Dartmoor, near the mansion of Drago Volkanian, Armenian founder of a giant supermarket chain – and an armaments plant.

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On The Road to Anywhere

When he wrote a memoir about his 1950s well-spent childhood, Hugh Lunn couldn’t foresee what a bumpy, fantastic journey he was about to embark on.

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Swimming Upstream

Brisbane in the fifties.  The Fingleton kids didn’t have much, but Tony always knew he could be someone special.  He just didn’t know how.

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Shane Warne’s Century

With a flamboyant approach to the game on and off the pitch, Australia’s greatest bowler Shane Warne is an irresistible cricketing force. In Shane Warne’s Century, he candidly profiles 100 players from every Test nation who have had the most significant impact on his cricketing life.

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