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Jeremy's Changing Family

Simone Collier; Naya Lazareva
9781922358547
2021-04-01
A$6.99
Little Steps Publishing

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Jeremy isn't really sure why there needs to be these new kids coming into his home, where he lives with his mum and dad and his brother, Riley.
Jeremy struggles with the reality of his family changing as other children who are unable to live with their families come and live with his.


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Life Interrupted

Karina Stell
9781922358332
2021-06-01
A$11.99
Little Steps Publishing

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'I've decided to write this book, as painful as it is for me, because I know there are others, like me, who have faced the unimaginable, and wondered how to begin living their lives again… When I hear of any cancer story now, I don't think of anatomy. I think about what it must have been like the day their life changed. The fear, the denial, the lack of hope that would come and go. I always want to internally say hello to them. To say via my own wounded heart to theirs, 'I know'.'
Karina Stell's moving memoir details the journey from her first to her fourth and final cancer diagnosis through to her ultimate palliation. She wrote this book for everyone who would find themselves on a similar journey, for their loved ones and for those who work in the haematology/oncology field who must never forget the importance of compassion and humanity in their care.
Karina passed away on 27th September, 2018. Her story is her legacy.


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Long Live Sandawarra

Mudrooroo
9781925706413
2021-07-01
A$9.99
ETT Imprint

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From the author of Wild Cat Falling and Balga Boy Jackson comes this novel from 1979:
 
Every revolution needs a leader and there is no question in Alan’s mind that he is that leader. For inspiration he goes to Noorak, the law holder of his people, and hears the heroic tales of Sandawara, the last of the warriors, who died defending his land and his people against the white man in the Kimberleys. So Alan names himself and becomes the new Sandawara and the rest of the unemployed teenage Aborigines of his mob take the names of Sandawara’s followers. In his crash pad, a broken-down old house, the new Sandawara plots and schemes the revolution.
 
The story of this mob of anti-heroes, of a farcical inefficient revolution, gives a vivid portrayal of the new and frightening world of rootless youth, who lack identity and purpose and shoot as easily as they love because neither act has meaning.


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Lovers and Others

Tom Lowenstein
9781925556711
2021-06-01
A$11.99
Melbourne Books

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This candidly written memoir, enlivened by the author's impish sense of humour, narrates the way in which, by chance and circumstance, Tom Lowenstein placed his career at the service of the Australian art world. The book describes Lowenstein's numerous David and Goliath battles with the Australian Government and the Australian Tax Office for a greater understanding and fairer treatment of the unique set of circumstances and numerous challenges faced by the country's creative sectors.
Lowenstein's interactions with his colourful and gregarious clients took him frequently out of the comfort of the corporate environment into the artists' homes and studios. The personalities of Charles Blackman, Colin Lanceley, Margaret Olley, John Olsen, Garry Shead, Tim Storrier, and many other luminaries of the art world are vividly brought out with unique insights and unexpected angles.
The book is richly illustrated with photographs from Lowenstein's personal archives documenting his long-standing friendships and reflecting its heady mixture of accounting, art, and wine.


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Merger
The Fitzroy Lions and the Tragedy of 1996
William Westerman
9781925556674
2021-06-01
A$11.99
Melbourne Books

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In 1996, the 113-year-old Fitzroy Football Club played its final game in the AFL. Financial pressures brought about by the steady professionalisation of the AFL respected neither the worth of the club's history nor the passion of its fans. Out of time and money, on 4 July 1996 Fitzroy was forced into a merger with the Brisbane Bears - creating the League's first, and thus far only, merged club.
MERGER tells the story of that fateful year, from boardroom drama and intrigue to the wind and mud of the Whitten Oval, capturing the profound tragedy of Fitzroy's doomed plight.
'The demise of Fitzroy is a deep wound rather than a scar. A tear in the fabric of the game that will never truly repair.' - from the Foreword by Gerard Whateley


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Mindcull

K H Canobi
9781925804782
2021-04-01
A$6.99
Ford Street Publishing

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In a time when nothing is as real as virtual reality, sixteen-year-old Eila is shortlisted in a competition by a global technology giant. But then law enforcement officers force her to spy for them, underground activists reveal a murderous plot and someone uses virtual reality to fill her head with a stranger’s thoughts. Amid secrets, lies and distortions, Eila must decide how far she will go to protect innocent lives.


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Miss Sue Knows What She Likes

Leonie M West; Matthew Duncan
9781922358622
2021-07-01
A$4.99
Little Steps Publishing

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Miss Sue narrates her thoughts about things she likes that make her happy. She hopes to give children thoughts too as to things that make them happy.


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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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Moody's Tale
The Story of Corporal Horrie
James Bell Moody
9781925706598
2021-07-01
A$9.99
ETT Imprint

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James Moody of the 2/1st Machine Gun Battalion found an Egyptian dog in 1940, who became Horrie, the Battalion's mascot. He wrote it first as a simple tale, augmented by his own photographs of Horrie and his mates in action in Greece, Crete and Palestine. This was sent to Ion Idriess, who developed the book with a series of questions, to finally develop the classic tale of man's best friend: Horrie the Wog Dog (ETT Imprint 2017).
Published here for the first time is Moody's original tale, and extended.response to Idriess' questions, which gives a much stronger picture of members of the Battalion itself, the Rebels, written and lived in than Australian larrikin manner. Introduced by Tom Thompson, it also includes many pictures of Horrie in action, never before published.


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Mostly Guilty
A Low-flying Barrister's Working Life
Michael Challinger
9781925736557
2021-03-01
A$11.99
Hybrid Publishers

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A book for the general reader rather than lawyers, this often tongue-in-cheek account of Michael Challinger's interactions with the criminals he defends gives a first-hand account of the quirky nature of human beings.
Mostly Guilty deals with the workings of the lowest level of the Australian legal system. It's about the down-to-earth cases that happen daily in Magistrates' Courts. It does so through the experiences and anecdotes of a low-flying criminal barrister. While the cases are from Victoria, the book makes reference to other states and has relevance and interest Australia-wide.
The style is light, punchy and informal, with lots of direct speech and many funny yarns. Some of the book is tongue-in-cheek (and even politically incorrect) but it also makes serious points throughout. It's entertaining as well as informative.
The chapters are short, and generally deal with specific offences (shop theft, for example) or areas of law (bail). Others  recount particular cases in an ironic or colourful way. Most cases are of low to medium criminality so the light-hearted tone is not inappropriate.
Most legal memoirs are by big-shot advocates or retired judges. Mostly Guilty is different, and doesn't take itself too seriously.
 
Michael Challinger still practises as a criminal barrister at the Melbourne Bar. He spent eight years as a lawyer in Papua New Guinea and also practised in London. He's a music lover and keen traveller, having visited more than 120 countries. He lives in Melbourne.


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Mum On Wheels

Hazel Edwards
9780992577711
2021-09-01
A$4.99
Hazel Edwards

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In 1980, this was the first junior fiction written by Hazel Edwards who is best known now for her ‘There’s a Hippopotamus on Our Roof Eating Cake’ picture book series.
It was inspired by her cousin John who was in a wheelchair and dedicated to him.
Originally called ‘Mum on Wheels’ (Hodder and Stoughton 1980), this slightly updated version is an insight into how although words may change, the importance of problem-solving via ‘good’ ideas remains.
Lee suggests her wheelchair-bound Mum keeps her gardening passion, using herbs-on-wheels.


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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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Saskia

Jacques Horringa
9781925706864
2021-07-01
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ETT Imprint

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Jacques Horringa worked as a freelance journalist in the Netherlands before coming to Australia. Since arriving in Australia, Jacques had a four year period working on cattle stations and in the shearing industry in Queensland. His experience of the Australian Outback is reflected in some of his books.
 
This novel, Saskia, is a murder-mystery involving duplicity and intrigue. Alan Henderson loves his wife. He has short-lived affairs. He meets Saskia, a call-girl. Saskia asks him to move in with her Then he realizes how far and deep this affair has gone. The situation gets out of hand, ending in tragedy. Can Alan and his long-suffering wife find happiness again?
 
Jacques is a member of the Australian Society of Authors.


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Sharpest
Volumes 1 & 2
Lowell Tarling
9781922473677
2021-03-17
A$11.99
ETT Imprint

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Lowell Tarling recorded Martin Sharp's life, and his effect on his friends, over twenty years. Now two volumes in one, in advance of the film of these books - GHOST TRAIN...
 
Sharp: The Road to Abraxas - Part One, 1942-1979
Sharper: Bringing It All Back Home - Part Two, 1980-2013
 
'Like the Ancient Mariner, it's also a ghastly tale. I could understand the events at Luna Park a bit. I was trying to understand them and then suddenly there was this poetic language working to say: this is a crucificion, Golgotha, death by fire. And then it starts to fit into Apocalyptic vision. It was Abraxas if you like - the dark face and the light face. To look upon Abraxas is blindness. To know it is sickness. To worship it is death. To fear it is wisdom. To assist it not is redemption. I don't know what it means. I've never been able to work it out. You get a Pop Art Parallel. It was the Year of the Child, the place of Golgotha, the Place of the Skull, and the Ghost Train. You then get these events that are caused by plotting, not caring for kids, carelessness, living a human life - the way of the world.' - Martin Sharp, 4 March 1984

 

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