Showing 1–20 of 1513 results

  • THE ROVING PARTY

    John Batman, ruthless, singleminded; four convicts, the youngest still only a stripling; Gould, a downtrodden farmhand; two free black trackers; and powerful, educated Black Bill, brought up from childhood as a white man. This is the roving party and their purpose is massacre.

    With promises of freedom, land grants and money, each is willing to risk his life for the prize.

    Passing over many miles of tortured country, the roving party searches for Aborigines, taking few prisoners and killing freely, Batman never abandoning the visceral intensity of his hunt. And all the while, Black Bill pursues his personal quarry, the much-feared warrior, Manalargena.

     1,795
  • THE LONG JOURNEY HOME

    A moving and powerful novel of love, secrets and redemption in a country torn apart by war. For readers of Kate Furnivall and Dinah Jefferies.It’s 1941 and Kate is living in Rangoon, Burma, a world away from her traditional English upbringing. When she meets Edwin, a young teacher from London, she senses that he too is looking for a place to call home, and soon a friendship develops between them. As their bond grows, Kate begins to learn of the secrets in Edwin’s past and the tragic events that brought them both to Burma. But war is coming and, when the Japanese forces invade, Kate and Edwin are forced to flee, along with thousands of others. They begin a perilous journey to India but soon become separated. As Kate continues on alone, she can’t get this troubled young man out of her head. With the fallout of war all around them, in a place far from home, will Kate and Edwin survive their journey and find the new beginning they both seek? ‘A sweeping historical fiction masterpiece’ My Weekly’Evocative and atmospheric

     1,495
  • GO TELL THE BEES THAT I AM GONE

    The author of the Sunday Times bestselling Outlander series returns with the newest novel in the epic tale.

    Jamie Fraser and Claire Randall were torn apart by the Jacobite Rising of 1745, and it took them twenty years to find each other again. Now the American Revolution threatens to do the same.

    It is 1779 and Claire and Jamie are at last reunited with their daughter, Brianna, her husband, Roger, and their children on Fraser’s Ridge. Having the family together is a dream the Frasers had thought impossible.

    Yet even in the North Carolina backcountry, the effects of war are being felt. Tensions in the Colonies are great and local feelings run hot enough to boil Hell’s tea-kettle. Jamie knows loyalties among his own tenants are split and the war is on his doorstep. It’s only a matter of time before the shooting starts.

    Not so far away, young William Ransom is still coming to terms with the discovery of his true father’s identity – and thus his own. Lord John Grey also has reconciliations to make and dangers to meet . . . on his son’s behalf, and his own.

     2,995
  • THE FARM AT PEPPERTREE CROSSING

    An unexpected inheritance, a traumatic past and a family whose secrets are kept by the townAfter a fractured childhood spent in foster homes, city-girl Roni has convinced herself that she has no need of anyone – other than her not-as-tough-as-he-looks rescued street cat, Scritches, and her unborn baby, who she’s determined will feel all the love she’s been denied.Despite facing a bleak future, Roni distrusts the news of a bequest from an unknown aunt, Marian Nelson. But, out of options, she and Scritches leave Sydney behind, bound for the 800-acre property on the edge of the wheat fields of South Australia.However, this is no simple Marian seeks to control her legacy from beyond the grave by setting tasks that Roni must complete before she can claim the property and a life that could change her future. With everything at stake, Roni must learn to trust in the truth of Marian’s most important everyone deserves love.A captivating story of family, friendship and forgiveness.”‘Everything you want in rural romance – heart, humour and hope’ Sandie Docker, author of the much-loved The Kookaburra Creek Cafe”

     1,795
  • ONCE BURNT, TWICE SHY

    From the best-selling Karly Lane comes a pitch-perfect story of rural tragedy, old flames reawakened and the meaning of home. A tribute to the Rural Fire Service and the work they selflessly do. ‘There is plenty here to adore … Karly has the wonderful ability to balance the intense landscape and memorable characters with an alluring plotline . engaging the reader with suspense and love. 4.5/5 stars ‘ – Happy Valley Books Read

     1,995
  • FIRST COMES LOVE

    ‘I absolutely loved this book. A fascinating, funny and ultimately moving exploration of marriage in the 21st century, voiced flawlessly – each interjection more perfect that the last’ Evie Wyld

    It was one thing to get married when your parents, your neighbours, your community insisted on it, when a sacred union for heterosexuals was not just one option but the only option. It’s quite another to keep doing it in when free of that societal and religious pressure. What is the allure of an institution grounded in patriarchy, in elitism, in white supremacy in the West, an institution that invalidated all but one kind of love till quite recently? Why do so many of us fight against these social ills while also posting pictures of proposals on Instagram? Is it possible to be married while subverting the institution by doing it one’s own way, or is marriage having the last laugh after all?

    Tom Rasmussen comes from a Northern, working class family, for whom marriage in the centrepiece of life. They are also a male-bodied, non-binary queer person in a relationship with a man.

    Journeying through wildly different weddings, visits to wedding planners, interviews with the much-married, those who have questioned their decision to marry, and those who would never consider matrimony, this is an incisive, witty and moving look at marriage – as an achievement, a compromise, a selling-out, a practical solution. Tom Rasmussen examines what marriage means across the spectrum of sexuality and class, and what the future looks like for this most historic and universal of institutions.

     1,895
  • THE NEW WILDERNESS

    ‘THE ENVIRONMENTAL NOVEL OF OUR TIMES.’ Lemn Sissay, Booker Prize judge

    From a critically acclaimed author comes a searing novel about maternal love pushed to the brink by environmental crisis

    ‘Brutal and beautiful in equal measure’ (Emily St. John Mandel)

    Bea’s daughter, Agnes, is slowly wasting away, her lungs ravaged by the smog and pollution of the overpopulated metropolis they call home.

    The only alternative is to build a life in the vast expanse of untamed land known as The Wilderness State. No one has been allowed to venture here before. That is all about to change. But as Bea soon discovers, saving her daughter’s life might mean losing her in ways she hadn’t foreseen.

    Passionate and exhilarating, The New Wilderness is the story of a mother’s fight to save her daughter in a world she can no longer call her own.

    Longlisted for the DUBLIN Literary Award 2022 * A Guardian Best Science Fiction Book of the Year * A ‘Best Book of the Year 2020’ according to BBC Culture * An Irish Times Best Debut Fiction of 2020

     1,695
  • THIS TOO SHALL PASS

    If change is the natural order of things, why do we struggle with the huge milestones in our lives?

    At a time when even the most certain things feel disrupted, acclaimed psychotherapist Julia Samuel provides an antidote to the chaos we are all feeling. In this Sunday Times bestseller, Julia draws on hours of conversations with her patients to show how we can learn to adapt and even thrive during our most difficult and transformative experiences.

    From a new mother struggling with the decision to return to work, to a father handling a serious medical diagnosis, from a woman deciding whether to leave her husband for a younger lover, to a man struggling to repair his marriage after the trauma of suffering with COVID-19 in the ICU, this book unflinchingly deals with the hard times in family, love, work, health and identity.

    Illuminated by the latest social and psychological research, these 19 powerful, unforgettable and deeply intimate stories about everyday people will inform our understanding of our own unique response to change and improve the way we approach challenges at every stage of life.

     1,995
  • THE BOURNE ENIGMA

    On the eve of Russian General Boris Karpov’s wedding, Jason Bourne receives an enigmatic message from his old friend and fellow spymaster. In Moscow, what should be a joyous occasion turns bloody and lethal. Now Bourne is the only one who can decipher Karpov’s cryptogram. He discovers that Karpov was willing to betray his Sovereign to warn Bourne of a crippling disaster about to be visited on the world. Bourne has only four days to discover the nature of the disaster and stop it. The trail Karpov has been following leads Bourne to Cairo and the doorstep of Ivan Borz, the elusive international arms dealer infamous for hiding behind a never-ending series of false identities, a man Bourne has been hunting ever since he abducted former Treadstone director Soraya Moore and her two-year-old daughter, and brutally murdered her husband. In war-torn Syria and then Cyprus Bourne moves ever closer to discovering the astonishing truth, and ever closer to his own death. The clock is ticking, and Bourne has less than four days to solve Karpov’s riddle and hunt down Borz if he hopes to prevent a cataclysmic international war.

     2,195
  • COUNTRY LOVERS

    Love affairs, village rivalries, horses, jealousy and secrets…
    ‘An all-encompassing whirlwind of activity, wit, fun and frolic. I loved it!’ JILL MANSELL.

    ‘If it’s brilliant country fun you’re after, but you can’t afford your own horse (or even if you can), read Fiona Walker immediately!’ JENNY COLGAN.

    Glamorous Ronnie Percy has been back home in the Cotswolds for a year. But not everyone has forgiven her for abandoning her family twenty-five years ago.

    Ronnie’s daughter Pax is fighting for custody of her small son as her own marriage disintegrates. Now she is furious to have to spend New Year’s Eve waiting to meet some stranger, invited by her mother to help run the family stud farm. The staunchly loyal head groom, Lester, is even more annoyed. Does Ronnie think he’s lost his touch?

    Luca O’Brien, Irish charmer and reputed heart-breaker, is known throughout the countryside as the Horsemaker. But what happened to Luca’s beautiful stallion, Beck, now broken and unrideable in the Compton Magna stables? And what is Luca running away from?

     1,995
  • THE MALLEE GIRL

    A heart-warming new rural romance set in the Victorian High Country by the bestselling author of Brumby’s Run.

    Armed with nothing but some loose change and her beloved dog Duke, Mallee girl Pippa Black has finally found the courage she needs to escape a dangerous relationship. Two cryptic words written on a paper napkin send her in search of the one person who might help her ? a long-lost brother she has always dreamed of finding.

    Pippa?s quest leads her to the remote town of Currajong, high in the beautiful Victorian alps. As a runaway seeking refuge among strangers, Pippa learns that she?s been mistakenly implicated in a shocking crime. She finds her way to Brumby?s Run, a wild-horse sanctuary, where she begins work assisting the enigmatic farm manager Levi, and becomes entranced by Thowra, a magnificent golden stallion who leads a herd of brumbies in the region. Both man and horse will teach Pippa more about herself than she ever thought possible ? including when to run, when to hide, and when to stand up and fight.

    Set among the majesty of the High Country snowgums, The Mallee Girl is a moving and heartfelt story about the power of love and the land to heal old wounds, and the freedom that comes in confronting your greatest fears.

    ?Transports you into the heart of the high country with this heartfelt story of love and courage. THE MALLEE GIRL cements Jennifer Scoullar as one of my favourite rural romance authors.? ? Rachael Johns

     2,295
  • PARROT AND OLIVIER IN AMERICA

    A dazzling comic masterpiece that reminds us why Peter Carey is Australia’s most internationally acclaimed novelist.

    Olivier is a French aristocrat, the child of survivors of the revolution. Parrot, the son of an English printer, is a restless servant. When Olivier sets sail for the New World ostensibly to study its prisons, but in reality to avoid another revolution. Parrot is sent with him, as spy, protector, foe and foil. They are an unlikely pair, but where better for unlikely things to flourish than in the glorious, brand-new democratic experiment, America and who better than Carey to show what Americans do not always wish to see: that their earliest observers included some who foresaw disastrous consequences for that experiment, well before they became headlines around the world.

    Author: Peter Carey

    ISBN: 9781760896485

     1,795
  • THE BREAKING

    Nominated for the Scottish Writer of the Year Award and the Orange Prize, The Breaking is a unique, lyrical testament to the power of the human spirit.

    Sarah Sweet is a watcher. She sees the way the smoke rises from the sulphide works to wreath the little Australian town of Boolaroo; she watches Dad, when he’s not being a policeman, breaking horses in the back paddock behind the house. Sarah has learnt to observe, to be quiet, to avoid notice, filled with a fury so intense it threatens to overwhelm her.

    The Breaking is the story of a family tainted by the force of rage, of a young life haunted by it, but also of the strength it gives to fight back. In its evocation of the parched landscape of rural Australia, the strange cadences of the language and the filmic vividness of its characters, The Breaking is a unique, lyrical testament to the power of the human spirit.

     1,895
  • THE WAY THINGS SHOULD BE

    Claudia is getting married in a week. Well, she’s 85% sure she is getting married in a week. Maybe 75%… First, she must return home to spend the week with her siblings Zoe, Phinn and Poppy who, despite their best intentions, are quick to return to long-established battle lines.

    The arrival of her best friend Nora, desperately trying to keep her own demons quiet, does nothing to soothe the possessive sisters. Meanwhile, their parents George and Rachel, long estranged from each other, are struggling with how different their children turned out to what they’d imagined. Taller, maybe?

    The Way Things Should Be is a warm, funny and genuine novel about the conflicting joys and disappointments of millennials. It explores the complex relationships between parents and adult children, what we expect and what actually receive, and the complicated terrain that is the relationships with our siblings, best friends, and ourselves.

    Author: Bridie Jabour

    ISBN: 9781760681807

     2,195
  • SHINE LIGHT

    If she had a choice, Naif wouldn?t go back. But her friends will die if she doesn?t find a cure for the badges that are slowly killing them, and her brother is there, fighting against the Ripers who hold everyone in thrall. And Naif has knowledge that might save them all.

    First she must solve the mystery of Ixion?s eternal night. Then she must convince everyone ? rebels and revellers alike ? to join her cause. And all the while, she must fight the urge to go to Lenoir ? her greatest love, her mortal enemy.

    The secrets of Ixion must be revealed. The evils must be stopped. A new dawn will come.

     1,795
  • RUBDOWN

    Simone Kirsch, P.I. has given up stripping and is trying to be straight. But she can never stay straight for long. She’s been hired by prominent lawyer Emery Wade, to follow his wayward daughter Tamara. Tamara has been taking drugs and working in the sex industry, and daddy fears a scandal that will affect not just his reputation, but that of her hotshot athlete brother and his high-profile fiancee. Tangling with a drug dealer, a sleazy brothel owner, and a bizarre love quadrangle with three cops, time is running out for Simone to get to the bottom of it all before someone tries to keep her quiet.

     1,995
  • BAD LUCK & TROUBLE

    Jack Reacher.

    He is as close to untraceable as a person can get. A loner comfortable in his anonymity and solitude. So when a member of his old Army unit finds a way to contact him, he knows this has to be serious.

    You do not mess with the Special Investigators.

    In the past the elite team always watched each other’s backs. Now one of them has shown up dead in the California desert and six more are missing.

    Reacher’s old buddies are in big trouble, and he can’t let that go.

    Although the Jack Reacher novels can be read in any order, Bad Luck and Trouble is eleventh in the series.

     1,895
  • AGAIN, RACHEL

    In her twenties, Rachel Walsh was a mess.

    Since her spell in rehab, though, she’s come a long way on the road to recovery – and now, she’s ready to go back to where it all began. But this time, the student has become the teacher. She used to hate the staff in charge of treating her addiction. Now, she’s one of them.

    Rachel’s finally got herself on track – but life never stops being messy.

    And when an old flame resurfaces, will she go back to who she once was? Or nearing fifty, can she find herself all over again?

     2,995
  • DEATH OF A RIVER GUIDE

    From the winner of the Man Booker Prize. Death of a River Guide, Richard Flanagan’s debut novel, is widely regarded as a classic in Australian literature.

    Beneath a waterfall on the Franklin, Aljaz Cosini, river guide, lies drowning. Beset by visions at once horrible and fabulous, he relives not just his own life but that of his family and forebears. In the rainforest waters that rush over him he sees those lives stripped of their surface realities, and finds a world where dreaming reasserts its power over thinking. As the river rises, his visions grow more turbulent, and in the flood of his past Aljaz discovers the soul history of his country.

     2,495
  • THE SILENCE BEYOND

    The late Michael King was one of New Zealand’s most respected and popular historians. The author of the bestselling The Penguin History of New Zealand and many other significant works, he was a writer of remarkable skill, sensitivity and importance.

    The Silence Beyond is a wide-ranging and often personal collection of King’s writings ? many in print for the first time or no longer available ? including essays, talks and eulogies for friends. Introduced by his daughter, Rachael King, The Silence Beyond is a timely and fitting tribute to one of New Zealand’s greatest modern thinkers.

    ISBN: 9780143565567
    AUTHOR: MICHAEL KING
    ISBN: 9780143565567
    Publisher: PENGUIN BOOKS
    Subtitle: SELECTED WRITINGS BY MICHAEL KING
    Author: MICHAEL KING

     1,895