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When We Were Kittens

David Greagg
9780987271785
2014-11-01
A$5.99
Clan Destine Press

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The gentleman cat's account of his wonderful and challenging life follows his bestselling first book, Dougal's Diary.
Dougal and Shadow are still living with Man, Woman and Belladonna - the Senior Cat and boss of the house - but the pair are now, mostly, all grown up.
And life is seldom boring as Dougal tackles new escapades and things to figure out; like how his sister has been taking Assertiveness Training from Belladonna.
The young cats make a truce with the wattle-birds and Crows! in their garden; but find the dogs in the street are noisy and stupid.
As Dougal negotiates his position in the adult world, emotional reassurance, revelations and even help comes from a surprising source. But then - woe! - Man goes away for a Long Time and the poor boy is just sad and lonely.
Will Man come home? Does Shadow still love him, even though she still eats his food? And even if Man does come home again, will they all still go for walks at night?
You can also catch up with Dougal, join his fanclub and get some pressies at his very own website http://www.dougalsdiary.com.au


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Where Do Teachers Go at Night?

Harriet Cuming; Sophie Norsa
9781925117523
2015-11-01
A$3.99
Little Steps Publishing

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WHERE DO TEACHERS GO AT NIGHT, WHEN WE'VE ALL GONE HOME AND THEY'VE TURNED OUT THE LIGHT?
From skinny-dipping in the Caribbean to climbing Mount Fuji, discover what our everyday teachers get up to behind our backs.


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While I Have Pedro

John Chesterman
9781877006180
2011-03-01
A$4.99
Hybrid Publishers

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This is a crime fiction story with a difference. Red Coltrane would love nothing more than to be a champion relay runner. But that dream disappeared when motor neurone disease took hold of his body. Red also has an intellectual disability, and he lives in supported accommodation with three other variously disabled men, including Johnny, whose prime means of communication is to hum. But today Red's life has just become even more difficult.
He's been charged with murder, and police suspect he is the serial arsonist who has been torching Melbourne's churches. Red thinks he knows what's going on, but his inability to communicate means his version of events may forever remain a mystery.
When he stumbles across some information that he knows he shouldn't possess, Red becomes sure that the only way to stop the fires is to find the arsonist. That search will take all of Red's resolve, and will force him to rely more than he ever thought possible on his housemates and on the one person he's sure won't let him down, his long-term carer and hero, Pedro.


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White Light

Mark O'Flynn
9780987254641
2014-10-01
A$9.99
Spineless Wonders

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In White Light, a single mother seeks refuge in a religious cult, a young girl hijacks road machinery while her family dresses for church, another family down on their luck finds a gold ingot and the stability of a marriage is threatened by the arrival of a well-travelled ex-lover.
O'Flynn takes us into his local neighbourhood where people, both the ordinary and the bizarre, wrestle with the challenges and puzzles that life throws at them. His characters delight us and his language never ceases to surprise.
In this eclectic collection, O'Flynn, an accomplished poet, turns his hand to linked short stories, micro-fictions and monologues. He displays ventriloquist-like skill, conjuring Shakespeare's Iago, an illiterate inmate called Banjo and a famous Australian poet who finds herself trapped in a toilet cubicle. Monopoly and ping-pong become extended metaphors for the games of everyday life. The result is a heady mix of wordplay, philosophical ruminations and astute social observation.
"O'Flynn's faultless ear for laconic Aussie parlance, his wry ability to turn a story in a moment from comedy to tragedy and back again, his exhilaratingly deft range...all this makes him one of a kind, in my opinion. A hugely enjoyable collection." CATE KENNEDY


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Who Gets the Farm?
A practical guide to farm succession planning
Nick Shady; Ayesha Hilton
9781925281606
2016-02-01
A$9.99
Global Publishing Group

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Want to avoid the heartache, financial loss and family breakdown caused by poor succession planning?
If you're a member of a farming family, you already know what a big deal succession planning is and how most people shudder at the mere mention of it. No doubt, you've heard countless horror stories of succession planning gone bad. But there are also plenty of success stories where succession planning has helped everyone get what they want. In this book, author Ayesha Hilton and lifelong farmer Nick Shady will help you and your family create your succession plan with as little stress and confrontation as possible.
In this practical guide, you will learn how to:
- Get started with the succession planning process
- Communicate with your family to minimise conflict
- Deal with fairness and equity issues
- Get the right experts to help you with the process
- Avoid becoming one of the disaster stories shared in the case studies
By following their practical guidance, you and your family can create and implement a sound succession plan that meets everyone's needs.
This book is essential reading for all farming families.


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Whoring Around
A Novella
John Bryson
9781922219442
2014-07-01
A$4.99
John Bryson

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Whoring Around, a novella in six stories.
Prologue
Blowing It
Between Whores
Dreaming of Glory
A Sense of Propriety
More and more we lunched at his tennis club. He had recently become its honorary treasurer. I remember an afternoon, with the washed blues and faint yellows of early winter, when we ate on the terrace. The stonework was damp where the sun had not touched it. The other tables were empty, so it was early in the week.
Humphrey's world was a cradle of security, supported by cocktail parties, sporting clubs and fours of Bridge. His wife Mimi derides his effort to take a top position in the Fossil Extracts Conference. She was wrong.
His Cartel takes him to Tokyo, where the pattern of his life falls into early conferences with Japanese executives until late, then sessions in the whore houses of the Ginza and their astonishing practises, which captivate him because he knows Mimi was happy to see him go.
Until:
Sitting in a profane and prodigal night-club next to a young and inexplicable whore was not where he wanted to be. He felt a fondness for the banal and lustreless dinner tables of his friends and for the comfort of his own rooms and wardrobes, his office and his club. Before the lights darkened again for the next act he left the table, to find the toilet, he told her, paid on his way out, and took a cab back to his hotel.


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Whose Life is it Anyway?
Recognising and Surviving Domestic Violence
Deborah Thomson
9780648242697
2018-04-01
A$9.99
Brolga Publishing

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When Deborah Thomson met Wayne, she was a shy, introverted 24-year-old student. He was a loud charismatic young man.
His temper was an issue but one she hoped they could work on. Four years later, the married couple now ran a business together, and their first child was born.
Yet, any dreams of peaceful family life were quickly crushed by Wayne's increasingly violent and controlling behaviour.
Life turned into a cycle of hope, fear and pain, and her marriage into a prison from which there was no escaping.
It lasted 17 years.
Based on the journals the author kept throughout the ordeal, Whose Life Is It Anyway is a chilling memoir of her agonising years living and working with her abuser.
"A powerful, frightening story, highlighting a world I do not understand, fortunately a world the author has escaped from." - Ian Waller, Burnie, Tasmania


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Wicked Wizards and Leaping Lizards

Mark Carthew; Mike Spoor
9781742982472
2012-10-01
A$4.99
Leaping Lizards Press

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Wizards with Lizards
and witches in britches.
This batty book
will have you in stitches.
Fun jokes, rhymes and riddles
about broomsticks and bats.
Ogres, big noses,
goblins and cats!
Crazy book titles,
plus doctors galore...
Grab hold of this book and
you'll laugh till you're sore!


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Wild Cat Falling

Mudrooroo
9781925416022
2015-11-01
A$7.99
ETT Imprint

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From its initial appearance, Wild Cat Falling was recognised as a profoundly important work. Mudrooroo first published it under the name Colin Johnson. And when it was released by Angus & Robertson in 1965, Aboriginals were not considered Australian citizens, did not have the right to vote, and no novel written by an Aboriginal Australian had made it to print.
In telling the story of a symbolically nameless young Aboriginal man, and of his re-entry into society after a period of incarceration, Mudrooroo offered insights into an Aboriginal's sense of isolation, his literal and metaphorical imprisonment, and his estrangement from his own people and culture. The young man belongs neither to the white society that shuns him nor to the Aboriginal fringe dwellers who inhabit the white society's periphery. While he can 'talk the talk' of the subversive white 'bodgies', they offer no more clue to his identity than do the university students he charms with his parodic existential angst.
This fiftieth anniversary edition of Mudrooroo's Wild Cat Falling, including an updated introduction and autobiography by Mudrooroo, highlights this writer's importance to Australian literature. Wild Cat Falling has been in print continuously since its initial publication in 1965. It is frequently read as a school and university text, and it has helped to establish Mudrooroo as a writer recognised widely throughout the world.


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Wild Ride
Epic Cycling Journeys Through the Heart of Australia
Daniel Oakman
9781925556810
2020-07-01
A$9.99
Melbourne Books

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This book tells the story of cyclists who were overcome by the need to venture into the wild on two wheels; the courageous men and women who undertook some of the most epic bicycle journeys of all time.
 
Wild Ride reminds us of a thrilling period of exploration all but forgotten in the age of the motorcar. Daniel Oakman takes us on a rich ride through 130 years of Australian cycling; from the overlanding heroes of Arthur Richardson and Francis Birtles, to the lesser known but no less amazing feats of Jerome Murif, Ted Ryko and Joe Pearson, through to modern-day bikepacking trailblazers such as Kate Leeming, Tegan Streeter and Tom Richards. Celebrity riders are here too; from the historic icons of Hubert ‘Oppy’ Opperman, Wendy Duncan and Shirley Law, to the more recent triumphs of actor Sam Johnson and his audacious quest to ride a unicycle 15,000 kilometres around the country.
 
You will be astounded by their journeys, retold here with sparkling clarity. Be inspired for your next pedal powered adventure.


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Wildcat Screaming

Mudrooroo
9781925706116
2017-09-01
A$7.99
ETT Imprint

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'Well, I can dream can't I? Dream? - nightmares, more like it. All I have to do is dream, dream, dream, scream... I'm now walking through this posh suburb, walking? - more like slinking. Wildcat on the prowl. Naw, though maybe checking out the streets for a bust. Eyes dart this way, that way, all ways, focus, man, on the main chance. Take it and break it real good; but is there any chances left? Not with my luck!'
Wildcat is out of prison, but not for long. In this sequel to Wild Cat Falling, Mudrooroo takes us inside the life of the urban Aboriginal. Set in the boom years of Perth bankers and entrepreneurs, we see the same wheeling and dealing from inside Fremantle prison. Wildcat has to survive, and understand the new order, set by the Chief Warder and an ex-Indian Army officer. Soon he too is part of their great creation, The Panopticon Prison Reform Society.
A novel by one of Australia's most revolutionary stylists.


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Will to Win
The West At Play
Don Miller
9781742983356
2014-08-11
A$7.99
Hybrid Publishers

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How has sport, starting as the happy games of childhood, become branded as an endless competition of 'winning' and 'losing'? Why is the public apparently 'unperturbed' with humiliating so many people? It can 'cost' five thousand 'losers' to produce one 'winner' - sport, a 'weapon of mass destruction'.
Will to Win tries to explain why millions trek weekly to its myriad global chapels/stadiums for worship, blessing and succour, and how it spreads its tentacles across the globe, and floods daily media. And how it has the confidence to believe its 'winners' can teach the community how to become 'successful' in business and life. This book is a work of reflection by a social scientist.


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Winds of Evil

Arthur W. Upfield
9781922384492
2020-06-01
A$7.99
ETT Imprint

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When Bonaparte sets out to investigate two bizarre murders near the dusty little outback town of Carie, all the odds are against him. The crimes were committed a year before, the scent cold, and any clues that may have survived have been confused by a ham-fisted city policeman. As Bony follows the trail he is first threatened and then attacked by the mysterious murderer. It's a case that will tax his ingenuity to the limit... if he lives to see it through.
 
Excellent set up for a story, good cast of characters, perplexing confusion of suspects, and perceptive unravelling of tangled threads. - Kirkus Review


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Wings Above the Diamantina

Arthur W. Upfield
9781922384478
2020-06-01
A$7.99
ETT Imprint

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The discovery of a stolen red monoplane on the dry, flat bottom of Emu Lake meant many things for different folks. For Elizabeth Nettlefold, the chance to nurse its strangely ill meant renewed purpose in life. For Dr Knowles, brilliant physician and town drunk, it meant the revival of a romantic dream. For some it meant a murder plan gone awry, and for Bonaparte, it meant one of the toughest cases of his career.
 
Bony - a unique figure among top-flight detectives. - BBC


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Winning a Giraffe Called Geoffrey

Hazel Edwards; Jane Connory
9780987107862
2014-12-01
A$4.99
Hazel Edwards

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If you're the kind of person who never wins anything, and then you win a giraffe, you've got a problem.
Of course, if you're a part-time spy like Art, you're ace at solving problems.
But keeping the news of the giraffe from his Mum isn't the only thing on Art's mind.
His friend India thinks she's uncovered a dog-snatching scam, and Art agrees that if she helps him hide his giraffe, he'll help her sort it out.
Art's not keen on reading, but...

 

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