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Growing Up Communist and Jewish in Bondi Volume 2
My Mother, Elsie Levy
John Docker
9781875703388
2020-10-15
A$11.99
Kerr Publishing

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Elsie Levy was born in the Jewish East End of London, came to Sydney with her family when she was 14, and joined the Communist Party of Australia when she was a young woman. In this book, her son explores her disaporic Jewish identity, both English and Australian, and in the process journeys into Jewish cultural histories. We meet important cultural figures such as Leonard Woolf, Freud, Schnitzler, Veza Canetti and Ida Rubinstein. This journey leads also to English anti-Semitism, including, shockingly, Bloomsbury. In turning to Communism and marrying out, Elsie Levy became one of history's undutiful daughters.


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Growing Up Communist and Jewish in Bondi Volume 3
I Am Born
John Docker
9781875703357
2020-10-15
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Kerr Publishing

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John Docker grew up in Bondi, the son of Communist parents, his mother Jewish from the East End of London and his father of Irish descent. His Bondi is not the site of sunny mindlessness but rather a place of intense immigrant and political life. This book traces his often comic experiences at Bondi Wellington Primary School and Randwick Boys High School. At the University of Sydney from 1963, he became a teenage Leavisite and participated in the anarchistic New Left. With Ann Curthoys he travelled on the Hippie Trail through Asia to London, which became for both the scene of what Gorky referred to as the University of Life.


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Growing Up Communist and Jewish in Bondi Volume 3
I Am Born
John Docker
9781875703395
2020-10-15
A$11.99
Kerr Publishing

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John Docker grew up in Bondi, the son of Communist parents, his mother Jewish from the East End of London and his father of Irish descent. His Bondi is not the site of sunny mindlessness but rather a place of intense immigrant and political life. This book traces his often comic experiences at Bondi Wellington Primary School and Randwick Boys High School. At the University of Sydney from 1963, he became a teenage Leavisite and participated in the anarchistic New Left. With Ann Curthoys he travelled on the Hippie Trail through Asia to London, which became for both the scene of what Gorky referred to as the University of Life.


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Henry the Flying Emu

Niraj Lal; Adam Carruthers
9781922358189
2020-09-01
A$5.99
Little Steps Publishing

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Henry the emu wanted to fly!
But flying fish, eagles and launchers can’t seem to help. It’s only after meeting Wallagoot Jean that Henry learns about the science of orbit, and the importance of flying first with his mind...


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I'll Be Gone
Mike Rudd, Spectrum and How One Song Captured a Generation
Craig Horne
9781925556667
2020-11-11
A$9.99
Melbourne Books

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I'll Be Gone is not just the story of an accidental masterpiece, a song written by Mike Rudd and recorded by his seminal Australian band 'Spectrum' in 1969. It is also the story of a time of unprecedented political and cultural upheaval and promise both in Australia and the Western world.
Most of all, I'll Be Gone is the story of a unique artist and his unerring artistic vision, often in the face of immense personal hardship and sorrow.


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Like Another Woman

Jacques Horringa
9781922473370
2020-12-01
A$9.99
The Svengali Press

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This novel centres on the lifelong passion of a man to own his own country property. Clive Patterson finally achieves his dream and becomes obsessed with developing his 145 square miles (37554.8 hectares) of land in the Australian Outback. His wife, Jane, begins to realise Clive is obsessed with his land and has lost interest in her. The tension between them develops when Clive hires a stockman, Robert, to help on the property. Will Jane, feeling neglected, switch her allegiance to Robert?
 
Author Jacques Horringa brings his four years' experience working in the Outback to this novel. Like Another Woman, his second published book, following Saskia, published in 2019.


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Little Star

Narrelle M Harris
9780645002102
2020-11-30
A$3.99
Clan Destine Press

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Families can be thorny, especially when the closet's full of skeletons.
It's 2019, and Frank and Milo are fulfilling a dream they only recently realised they had - fatherhood. But they're not only gaining a daughter - they're inheriting a some serious issues from little Lyra's extended family. Milo is also discovering his own family history isn't quite what he's been told. Parenthood. Always full of surprises...
With all this going on, they'd very much like to not be involved in any more violent crime, thanks.
However, crime is not quite done with them in the fifth and final book of the Duo Ex Machina series.
Little Star is the fifth and last book in Narrelle M Harris' Duo Ex Machina series, which includes Fly By Night and Sacrifice (nominees for the 2004 Ned Kelly Award for Best First Crime Novel) and Number One Fan and Kiss and Cry.


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Monster

Ashleigh Synnott
9781922571045
2021-02-17
A$9.99
Puncher & Wattmann

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Charting surreal and yet familiar worlds where hope and horror co-exist, Monster is ruthless, weird, dark and funny. These 32 stories explore loss, addiction, love and breakdown with unsentimental economy. Stories concern mothers losing or leaving children, relationships dangling by a thread or exploding. Some characters are institutionalised, others are profoundly lonely. Some just wander around - lost, while others are filled with shocking violence. There is joy here, too, and a kind of blazing intimacy in this debut collection of tough, tender and unflinching stories.
 
Ashleigh Synnott lives in Sydney. Her stories, poems and essays have appeared in publications such as Meanjin, Overland, the Long Paddock, and Antipodes. Monster is her first book.
 
"Synnott has a rare gift for mixing light and dark, a love of outsiders and of inner worlds that soon becomes addictive. The stories in Monster pierce the skin, pick at wounds, and break through to the mysteries of embodiment and desire with a strange power. This is a writer who's not afraid to aim for the guts." - Jennifer Mills
 
"Monster takes us into unexpected corners of the imagination, a place inhabited by misfits and dreamers, innocents and lost souls, who take us by out necks and shake us around." - Debra Adelaide
 
"An astonishing writer. Synnott's immense empathy for her outsiders and her fearless ear reminded me of George Saunders." - Delia Falconer
 
"Strange, haunting, beautiful." - Sunil Badami
 


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Penola
A Convict's Perilous Journey
Roy Jaques
9780648875512
2021-02-01
A$9.99
Roy Jaques

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A prominent brewery tycoon in Lincolnshire has a beautiful 16-year-old daughter, Baroness Penola Bloomfield, who goes to a fortune teller because she admires the young officer who has moved into the estate next to her father's. The gypsy warns her there is trouble ahead due to an indiscretion.
 
Penola is sent to the Colony of Australia as a convict, incurring extreme hardship during a very slow voyage: rape, pregnancy, starvation and eventually shipwreck before giving birth to a son while unconscious on the beach.
 
A whaling ship takes her to Hobart. A judge who wants to marry her has her released into his custody. The judge's sister wants a baby from the relationship but his brother does not want a child from a convict girl in the family. The brother wants to kill her but plans rape by a native African, at gunpoint.
 
Penola escapes, meets Captain Bligh who gets her out of trouble, she then continues to Sydney on a well-known whaling ship. She has massive drama in Sydney: murder, marriage, court case, and then finds her shipwrecked child... that's only the half of it, now read the book.


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Pirate Booty

Jack Brightside
9780645042634
2021-02-17
A$4.99
Improbable Press

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Pirates aren’t supposed to get lovesick, but that’s what’s happened to Dread Pirate Captain Louis, master of the good ship Boattega.
 
Unaware he’s already stolen the dread pirate's heart, Captain Montgomery Montgomery, ambitious head of the anti-piracy task force and woke af, is intent on reforming the sexy bad boy.
 
What happens next includes a shocking lack of boundaries, inexperience in love, a bitey pet possum, mermaids that won't leave and then kind of do, and the promise of Spanish treasure untold.
 
And pirate booty. A lot of pirate booty.
 
And isn't that the REAL treasure?


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Police Stories
Compelling True Stories from the Frontline of Australia's Police
Vikki Petraitis
9780655219927
2020-12-01
A$9.99
Lake Press

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From the bizarre to the brutal to the unbelievable, truth is often stranger than fiction, as these fascinating stories testify.
 
Vikki Petraitis has spent hundreds of hours interviewing police - sometimes even accompanying them on active duty - to complete this collection of stories from the frontline of policing. Police officers from many fields have shared some of their best stories: the ones that were out of the ordinary, the ones they'll never forget. The result is this riveting collection of real-life Australian dramas. They include:
- a 'black widow' who reported her husband missing after an argument
- the perilous body retrieval of a drowned diver from a sunken submarine
- the capture and conviction of a man who drugged his unsuspecting victims by spiking their drinks
- the disappearance of Sarah MacDiarmid.
 
In each case the police concerned have achieved results through dedication and teamwork, and sometimes at great personal risk. We thank them for their service and understand that sometimes, the toll was too high.
 
Vikki Petraitis is a Melbourne author who has been writing true crime since the early 1990s. Her bestselling book about Frankston serial killer Paul Denyer, The Frankston Murders, is a classic in the true crime genre.  


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Rethinking Parkinson's Disease
The definitive guide to the known causes of Parkinson's disease and proven reversal strategies
John C Coleman
9781925736472
2020-10-08
A$11.99
Hybrid Publishers

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John Coleman was diagnosed with Parkinson's disease while studying to be a naturopath, and banished all the frustrating symptoms of this cruel condition from his body ... naturally!
 
His new book equips those diagnosed with the knowledge needed to reverse their Parkinson's disease symptoms and even recover, using completely natural means.
 
Rethinking Parkinson's Disease traces known pathways leading to a diagnosis of Parkinson's disease, together with strategies to reverse each pathway. It includes the best evidence from Western allopathic medicine and complementary/alternative medicine in discovering how and why people with Parkinson's develop symptoms, the diagnostic process, standard treatments and prognoses offered by expert practitioners, and ongoing research.
 
The book presents strategies that have been shown, clinically or in research, to improve the health of people with Parkinson's, with the possibility of reversing symptoms. A major section of this work details strategies to create wellness, many available to patients at little or no cost. There are sections on symptom control, complementary medical treatments and therapies to avoid.
 
The book is aimed primarily at people with Parkinson's, families and supporters, and may be used as a self-help book, including advice on building a team of supportive practitioners. There are also suggestions and advice for both Western allopathic medicine and complementary/alternative medicine practitioners to enhance their care of patients with a Parkinson's disease diagnosis, so it may be used as a handbook for practitioners wishing to move away from the standard conservative view of Parkinson's disease as an "incurable" disease.


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Scarlet Stiletto: The Twelfth Cut - 2020

Phyllis King
9780645042603
2020-11-30
A$5.99
Clan Destine Press

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Scarlet Stiletto: The Twelfth Cut - 2020 features thirteen award-winning stories from the 27th annual Scarlet Stiletto Awards.
 
'Crime and mystery short story collections of startling originality; and a grim warning of what evil lurks in Australian suburbia.' - Kerry Greenwood
 
The Scarlet Stiletto series of eBooks – the First to the Twelfth Cuts – feature superb collections of spine-chilling crime and mystery short stories, by Australian women writers, curated from 27 years of the Scarlet Stiletto Awards hosted by Sisters in Crime Australia.


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Shy Love Smiles and Acid Drops
Letters from a Difficult Marriage
Jane Sinclair
9781925736595
2021-02-01
A$11.99
Hybrid Publishers

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When I was five my mother followed her lover, Arthur Boyd, to London, taking me with her. My book covers the two years we lived there before returning to Australia in 1962, when my mother was three months pregnant to an Englishman.
 
As an adult, Jane Sinclair discovered the exchange of letters from 1961 to 1962 between her parents Jean Langley, artist, and John Sinclair, music critic. Jane was five years old when Jean left her husband and took her to London to be close to her lover.
 
Set in England and Australia, at a time when their friends John and Sunday Reed were high-profile arts patrons at their property Heide during a period of sexual liberation and a flowering of the arts, the complex relationship between Jane’s parents emerges through an exchange of long, often heartbreaking letters and journal entries.
 
The powerful words are strengthened by photographs from that period. The distinctive cover design was painted by the author.
 
Letter from Jean to John, 18 Oct 1961: There is no news except that a shocking little upstart called Brett Whiteley won an important art prize in Paris. There is a beautiful Nolan exhibition on (American Sketch Book). Also on show are some pages of his writings and I was most moved. Charles Blackman has his show in about two weeks.


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Solero
A Parrot's Tale
Brien Cole
9781922384331
2020-12-01
A$9.99
ETT Imprint

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"In the dark of river bends, in the slow meander of deceit, in the closed still autumn mist, Freddy and Joyce with poles in hand, propel the craft into the stream."
"The parrot chirps, he chews a nut then begins to chew upon the mast."
The squawking parrot knows it all, the secret keeper of this land, of wine and river, war and love, and dreams men brought to river bank; alas they tried to build them. Part family saga, part love story, told over three generations by an undeliable parrot, "a most marvellous tale."

 

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