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Category:

 Australian Fiction

Awards:Winner of Kiriyama Prize 2004 (Australia) and NSW Premier's Literary Awards 2004 (Australia) and Queensland Premier's Literary Awards, Best History Book 2004 (Australia). Short-listed for Age Book of the Year 2004 (Australia) and Courier-Mail Book of the Year 2004 (Australia) and Victorian Premier's Literary Awards 2004 (Australia) and Westfield/Waverley Library Award for Literature 2004 (Australia).

Dancing with Strangers is Inga Clendinnen's seminal account of the moment in January 1788 when the First Fleet arrived in Sydney Harbour and a thousand British men and women, some of them convicts and some of them free, encountered the Australians living... read more

Dancing with Strangers: Text Classics
$12.99(AUD) inc GST

Category:

 Australian Fiction

'Jacky was running. There was no thought in his head, only an intense drive to run. There was no sense he was getting anywhere, no plan, no destination, no future. All he had was a sense of what was behind, what he was running from. Jacky was running.' The Natives of the Co... read more

Terra Nullius

Ever since Esther Solar's grandfather was cursed by Death, everyone in her family has been doomed to suffer one great fear in their lifetime. Esther's father is agoraphobic and hasn't left the basement in six years, her twin brother can't be in the... read more

A Semi-Definitive List of Worst Nightmares

Category:

 Australian Fiction

Not since The Thorn Birds has Colleen McCullough written a novel of such broad appeal about a family and the Australian experience as The Touch. At its center is Alexander Kinross, remembered as a young man in his native Scotland only as a shiftless boilermaker's apprentice and a... read more

The Touch
$29.99(AUD) inc GST

Category:

 Australian Fiction

Dear Sir/Ma'am, Please find enclosed this AMBER AMULET. That must sound unusual to a citizen, but you will have to trust me on this count because the science is too detailed for me to outline here. All you need to know is that the AMBER AMULET will eliminate your unhappines... read more

The Amber Amulet

It starts in a suburban backyard with Darren Keefe and his older brother, sons of a fierce and gutsy single mother. The endless glow of summer, the bottomless fury of contest. All the love and hatred in two small bodies poured into the rules of a made-up gam... read more

The Rules of Backyard Cricket

Category:

 Australian Fiction

Awards:Winner of Victorian Premier's Literary Award for an Unpublished Manuscript 2016 (Australia).

Australia Day is a collection of stories by debut author Melanie Cheng. The people she writes about are young, old, rich, poor, married, widowed, Chinese, Lebanese, Christian, Muslim. What they have in common-no matter where they come from-is the desire we all share to feel... read more

Australia Day

Category:

 Australian Fiction

Series:Australian Classics

'The thing I am trying to get at is what made Jack different from me. Different all through our lives, I mean, and in a special sense, not just older or nobler or braver or less clever.' David and Jack Meredith grow up in a patriotic suburban Melbourne household during th... read more

My Brother Jack

A celebration of the coastal life and those who surrender themselves to it. On childhood holidays to the beach, the sun and surf kept Tim Winton outside in the mornings, in the water; the wind would drive him indoors in the afternoons, to books and reading. This... read more

Land's Edge: A Coastal Memoir

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 Australian Fiction

The natural world, in Tim Winton's novels, is as much a living presence as any character, and what is true of his work is true of his life. From boyhood, his relationship with sea, scrub and swamp has been as vital as blood relations. The country has seeped into him, with its... read more

Island Home (PB)

Category:

 Australian Fiction

'He touched my face. When his hand went along my bruised top lip and my almost broken nose, I winced from the pain. His fist went into a deep denim pocket. Pulled out a Syrinapx bottle, twisted the cap off and handed me two light blue pills.' How did Bucky get here? A serie... read more

Down the Hume

One of the best novels of recent years, a complete success'-Le Monde (France) Following years of unrequited love, an out-of-work school teacher takes matters into his own hands, triggering a chain of events neither he nor his psychiatrist could have anticipated. ... read more

Seven Types of Ambiguity (TV tie-in)