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Their Fathers' Land
For King and Empire
Paul Wenz; Marie Ramsland
9781925706475
2018-05-01
A$7.99
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In Egypt, in Gallipoli and in France, they are many who sleep beneath a small wooden cross and each cross will testify to people over there that we from downunder knew how to fight for a noble idea.
In this WW1 novel, published in English for the first time, Jim and Dick are two lively boys from the bush, along with 20,000 other Australians and New Zealanders, who embarked on what seemed to be a great adventure when they enlisted in the 1st AIF - to fight for 'King and Empire'. Their experience is cut short when both are seriously wounded on the Gallipoli peninsula. They find themselves in beds next to each other on a hospital ship headed for England. As they slowly recover, they discover the 'old country' of their ancestors. Unfortunately, they fall for the same young English nurse and a love triangle emerges to trouble their futures.
French/Australian author Paul Wenz based his novel and short stories on personal experience as an immigrant grazier in central NSW and working for the Red Cross in France and London during World War I. The writing is simple, at times poetic and humorous, instinctively seductive, devoid of convention and banality.
'Wenz is a brilliant noticer - a talent one is born with... and without which no novelist can draw us into the world he is making.' - Helen Garner


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Thicker Than Water

Lindy Cameron
9780987507730
2014-11-01
A$5.99
Clan Destine Press

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Third in the PI series, Thicker than Water finds Kit O'Malley trying not to become too embroiled in the feud between three Melbourne crime families, while dealing with ghosts from her past, and a strange missing persons case.
The women's bar known as Angie's is the last place anyone expected to find the dead body of known-criminal Gerry Anders, and O'Malley soon discovers that helping her family of friends out of trouble can be just as dangerous as facing a deranged killer - only more complicated.
She has to deal with an old nemesis from her days of the force; the matriarch of the notorious Riley clan, who takes a liking to her; a troublemaking journalist; and a Romeo and Juliet scenario.
Kit's ex-partner, Detective Inspector Jon Marek, is not coping with the ugly reality of his on-going hunt for a serial killer; and, as the Feds are still spying on everyone, Kit's courtship of the gorgeous Alex Cazenove remains under wraps.
To cap it all off a good friend and his strange Russian-American client go missing, and suddenly everything points to old grudges and unresolved family tension.
Everything, that is, except the very strange connection to Melbourne's Bubble-Wrap Killer.


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Think Decide Act
How to Make Effective Decisions Fast Using Emergency Protocols
Russell Boon
9781925282030
2016-08-23
A$9.99
Global Publishing Group

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Don't let indecision hold you back...
International author, speaker, coach and emergency management specialist Russell Boon shares over three decades of breakthrough decision-making secrets that emergency service professionals rely on to get fast results. This book reveals these techniques and how you can apply them in business or daily life empowering you to make effective decisions easily, quickly and with confidence.
You'll learn:
- How to smash through your limiting beliefs around fear of failure and analysis-paralysis
- Proven, easy-to-use steps to move you forward fast guaranteeing you take action from your decision
- Step-by-step strategies to overcome anxiety, uncertainty and procrastination in any situation
- The golden leadership rules for increasing your flexibility and adaptability in a fast-paced world
- The psychology of leading under adversity and dealing with the tough stuff
- How emergency decision-making skills empower team leaders and can massively increase profits
- The breakthrough decision-making secrets the pros use to get quick results
What is indecision costing you? Take charge now!


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Thomas and Rose

John Aitkenhead
9780648564621
2019-06-01
A$9.99
Brolga Publishing

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An extraordinary story telling of a man raised in New Zealand, Thomas McCallum, the woman he falls in love with while at university, Rose, and the adventure they couldn’t have predicted while journeying Turkey; which has them saving a small 5-year-old boy who is threatened with dire consequences. This is a glass half full story involving strong but differing views on evolution and creation, with opposing philosophies coming together in a practical explanation of divinity.


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Three Revolutions
in the Equatorial Americas
John Bryson
9781922219329
2014-07-01
A$3.99
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Three Revolutions in the Equatorial Americas.
A volume of three feature pieces treating revolutions in each of Panama, Nicaragua and the building of tensions in Haiti.
1. In Panama, a Pantomime.
Billed as support for a rebellion against General Noriega, the US invaded Panama for Christmas 1989. A year later Western expatriates in their clubs and enclaves were still divided.
GENERAL NORIEGA'S portrait stood on the hotel bar, his cap crusted with laurels, stars the length of his epaulets, his cheeks pocked and grainy. The camera had caught him reviewing a parade.
2. The Play of Children.
In Port o Prince, Haiti, waiting for the elections, tension builds, as does the heat. Here, we sit in a restaurant, speaking of Haitian artistries, during a power failure.
We were all eyes, in this dusk. Mme Du Paix said, 'The Voodoo has taken over the Naive in our culture. No artistry speaks without voodoo.'
3. The Fall of Old Managua.
The Nicaraguan revolution split families, none more than the Reyes, in which two brothers each became prominent leaders of opposing factions. In the first free elections in a decade, during the period in which President Reagan was still denying collaboration with the Contras, the US backed faction lead by Violetta Chamorro took government.


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Thrive

Mary Borsellino
9780994353801
2015-06-01
A$3.99
Clan Destine Press

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In a time and place where the gulf between the haves and the have-nots has grown painfully wide, Olivia lives a life cushioned with abundance.
Until the day she is kidnapped and held for ransom by Hannah, a girl from a very different kind of life.
Olivia discovers a taste for things not commonly condoned in her world: black-market books, daring friends, wild creativity.
From the depths of factory oppression to the dizzying heights of vigilante rooftops, Olivia travels the margins of society, where the misfits gather and build homes for themselves out of whatever they can get their hands on - and fight to make a life worth living.


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Thumb Pickles and Other Cautionary Preserves

Darcy-Lee Tindale
9780994183750
2014-12-01
A$4.99
Woodslane Press

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These are the stories you won't believe and the stories your parents don't want you to believe.
Klaus Von Fohn loved horseradish way too much; Signor Stupido pulled rude faces; Lorcan O'Reilly never washed behind his ears, and because someone ran with scissors, the children of the whole village of Tenderville lost their thumbs.
This collection of cautionary tales shows how ignoring good advice can lead to finding yourself in a real pickle.


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Thursday's Child
A Tale of Love, Loss, Deceit and Courage
Tracey Friday
9780648564607
2019-05-24
A$9.99
Brolga Publishing

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Monday’s child is fair of face,
Tuesday’s child is full of grace,
Wednesday’s child is full of woe,
Thursday’s child has far to go …
 
Maggie is Thursday’s Child, a spirited girl growing up in an English country village  surrounded by apple orchards and hop fields. Neighbours are friends and the local landowner, the Squire, is a fair, decent man to his workers. Life could be idyllic, if not for the unwelcome intrusion of air raids.
 
This is 1941 and WW2 is raging. When peacetime is finally declared in 1945, it seems the war is over - but through tragic circumstances Maggie realises that war comes in many guises. Life changes from one of happy frivolity to loneliness and rejection.
 
However, the village, her friends and a deep fascination with a four-penny stamp from a country far away that she has never seen but yearns for all give Maggie the strength to keep moving forward.
 
Ultimately, Maggie learns the most valuable of lessons - to believe in her dreams and in herself.


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Tiger-Wolf

Brien Cole
9781925706833
2020-12-01
A$9.99
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Nothing is quite what it seems in this tall tale; dubious science meets equally dubious myth making. The myth of the Tiger-wolf (Thylacine alpine) is it, as they say, a fraud? The fantastic adventures of the "Green Avenger" cartoon, drawn by Nat Klein, just one of his inventions of improbable worth. Welcome to the Society of the Wolf, the re-creation of Tasmania's Great Western Tiers within a vast snow-jar constructed in the Victorian Museum. A tale of love and redemption, deep ecology and the dreams we live by. Join Nat and Rosslyn, Eugene, Nadia, Mary and the Green Avenger on this romp through the snow bound world of the Tiers.


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Tiny Tim
Tiptoe Through a Lifetime
Lowell Tarling; Martin Sharp
9781922384119
2020-02-01
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The first and best biography of the great Troubadour with artwork by Martin Sharp.
 
Throughout his lifetime, Tiny Tim was a repository of recorded music stemming from the early days of vaudeville to the latest chart favourites. But despite all these influences he remained a true original perfecting his performances as an outreach of his personality. True, he had some strange traits, but they did not impede on his enthusiastic kindness to people he loved, to the musicians he accompanied, and to the many listeners he met. In the age of celebrity, he functioned as the complete entertainer. Lowell Tarling has provided Tiny with a living biography and given us a definitive incentive to re-listen to his recording and re-visit his numerous You Tube postings. You get the feeling that somewhere Tiny is standing on his tiptoes, strumming his ukulele, blowing kisses and saying, 'God bless you all!'
- Hal Stein, (Tiny's cousin and close friend) April 2013


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To Beersheba 1917
With the Australian Light Horse
Tom Thompson; Ion Idriess
9781925706260
2017-10-01
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To help celebrate the 100th Anniversary of the Charge of the Australian Light Horse at Beersheba on October 31 1917, this book offers nearly 100 unpublished photographs taken in the field by brothers Guy and Barney Hayden, of the 12th Light Horse. Both Lieutenants, the Haydons were at the forefront of the skirmish and the attack itself, and like all the Walers, their great horses Midnight and Polo play their essential part, right to the Charge itself. With Guy Haydon's testimony and Trooper Ion Idriess' diary note on the great day's events, this book is a celebration of our Light Horse - and the world's final great Charge in World War One.


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To Silence

Subhash Jaireth
9781922186850
2015-11-01
A$9.99
Puncher & Wattmann

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Don't be deceived by this tardis of a book, its three small monologues contain multitudes. Through the gently detailed lives of its subjects whole civilisations emerge: the fifteenth-century India of the dying and illiterate poet, Kabir; the Stalinist Russia of Chekhov's younger sister, Maria; and the early seventeenth-century, Inquisition-ravaged Italy of the Calabrian theologian and poet, Tommaso Campanella. The characters, at the end of their lives, are haunted by their pasts, and in prose of simple, meditative, elegiac beauty, Jaireth suggests that this nostalgia is neither a longing for a lost place or a lost time, but is, rather, a homelessness in time - his own included - an uneasiness that has driven all that they have and have not done. The book is ultimately about the mystery of creation itself, the silence from which all things come and to which they inevitably return.
- John Hughes
Subhash Jaireth lives in Canberra. Between 1969 and 1978 he spent nine years in Moscow. He has published three books of poetry: Yashodhara: Six Seasons without You (Wild Peony, 2003), Unfinished Poems for Your Violin (Penguin Australia, 1996) and Before the Bullet Hit Me (Vani Prakashan, 1994, in Hindi).


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To the Death, Amic

John Bryson
9781922219664
2014-07-01
A$6.99
John Bryson

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A novel written true to the histories, and true to the memories of Enric Torres i Barbo, whose life and philosophies this novel takes for its guide.
Twin boys Enric and Josep, at ten years of age, served as spies and couriers in the Resistance by the Republican Spanish against the invasion of Fascist forces in Spain, then from Italy and Germany during the Civil War.
In Catalonia the war begins in Barcelona.
THE MAZE of alleys and passageways of the old city as we passed through were not at all quiet. The closer we came to the Ronda Universitat the more gunfire we could hear. Not only from the direction of the Placa de Catalunya, it bounced from a building behind us, which made us crouch and whirl, and then from laneways where there was no one, as if the sound of war could stalk the town of its own accord.
The twins will go on, for the Resistance, to gather intelligence, to running propaganda leaflets and contraband across the French border, to guiding fugitives over the Pyrenees.
Of this time in his childhood Enric has said, 'It was so cold up there, I tell you, I pee icicles.'


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To the Ends of the Earth
Mary Gaunt, Pioneer Traveller
Susanna de Vries
9781742984070
2014-03-12
A$9.99
Pirgos Press

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Travel writer, explorer and novelist.
'Gaunts never give up', the motto of Mary's ancestor, Prince John of Gaunt (1340-1399) was quoted by Mary's father, William Gaunt, to his children.
In the 1880s, Mary Gaunt was one of the first women admitted to Melbourne University. Miss Gaunt's desire to study law was denied since male academics believed women incapable of studying 'difficult' subjects. In 1909, Mary, now widowed, led her own expedition into the West African jungle, staying in remote villages to gather information for her book 'Alone in West Africa'. In 1913, in the absence of sealed roads, Mary travelled in a bone-shaking mule cart from Peking to the edge of the Gobi desert and returned to Europe on a Russian troop train. Her amazing experiences in China and Russia produced two more travel books. Mary donated her royalties to the Red Cross to help Belgian refugees. For many years she lived in Italy and, during World War Two, died in France.
Prelude: Outwitting Mussolini
1. 'Gaunts never give up'
2. Encountering prejudice at university
3. Finding Doctor Right
4. Mary postpones a visit to China
5. Africa - the 'Dark Continent'
6. Heading a band of naked warriors
7. 'Madame, you have the heart of a lion'
8. 'Murder Hill' and German Togoland
9. Black magic among the Ashanti
10. The male dinosaurs of Londonís RGS
11. Through Tsarist Russia to Peking
12. Inside the walls of the Forbidden City
13. A political assassination
14. The Great Wall of China
15. 'Behind every small foot is a jar of tears'
16. Chengde and the hunting palace of the Manchu
17. The temple of the Three Mountains
18. 'Please keep your last bullet for yourself'
19. Last days in China
20. Exploring the Amur River and Saghalien
21. On a troop train through Siberia
22. St Petersburg and after
23. Captured by Germans
24. The Gaunts in wartime
25. The final years of a cosmopolitan author


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Toe Jamm'd

Susan Berran
9780987295927
2012-07-01
A$4.99
Susan Berran

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Up for another hilariously gross adventure? Then read on...
 
Sam and his best mate, Jared, are off on another Freaky adventure. Sam's been hard at work all summer trying to build up the world's largest, smelliest, grossest ball of toe jam from all of the cow poop, slug slime and sweat that's living between his toes. But when he uses Smelly Melly's toothbrush to try and dig out the huge dob of mouldy, smelly muck, well, let's just say ... it's not too happy about the move.

 

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