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              Books by Deidre Rubenstein

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              The Long Prospect
               

              The Long Prospect (Audio CD / Audio, Unabridged edition)

              By Harrower, Elizabeth; Read by Rubenstein, Deidre; Producer Elbl, Brian

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              Growing up neglected in a seedy boarding house, twelve-year-old Emily Lawrence befriends Max, a middle-aged scientist who encourages her to pursue her intellectual interests. Innocent Emily will face scandal, suburban snobbery and psychological torment. Originally published in 19...58, The Long Prospect was described as second only to Patrick White's Voss in postwar Australian literature.
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              ISBN 9781489427014
              Published NZ 28 Feb 2018
              Publisher Bolinda Publishing
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              Australian Heroines Of World War One
               

              Australian Heroines Of World War One (Audio CD / Audio, Unabridged edition)

              By De Vries, Susanna; Read by Rubenstein, Deidre

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              The story of eight courageous women who had the courage and strength for which the Anzacs are renowned and the compassion and tenderness that only a woman can bring. The outstanding stories of eight courageous women. One brave nursing sister Hilda Samsing became a whistle blower.... Nursing aboard the hospital ship Gascon, outraged by the bungled evacuation of wounded Anzacs which was censored out of the press she let her diary be shown in high places which raised questions in the House of Commons. In Belgium, Louise Creed, a Sydney journalist caught in the besieged city of Antwerp made a hair-raising escape from a German firing squad and lived to tell the tale. Brisbane's Grace Wilson, ordered to establish an emergency hospital on drought ridden Lemnos Island, arrived there to find suffering Anzacs but no drinking water, tents or medical supplies. Grace and her nurses tore up their petticoats to use as bandages, survived for weeks on bully beef and biscuits and saved the lives of thousands wounded at Lone Pine and the Nek. In November 1915 after a blizzard hit the trenches of Gallipoli they cared for Anzacs with frostbitten or gangrenous feet. After surviving hardship on Lemnos, young Florence James-Wallace works in France near the front line in a Casualty Clearing, treating soldiers with hideous wounds or blinded by mustard gas. The Germans emerged from their trenches and advanced as Florence and her stretcher cases escaped by lorry. In 1918 after years spent nursing men smashed and pulverised by machine gun fire she faced yet another challenge - an epidemic of Spanish flu. They returned to a world that only recognised male courage and were quickly forgotten, two of them awarded such meagre pensions they died destitute and forgotten.
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              ISBN 9781489376466
              Published NZ 28 Jan 2017
              Publisher Bolinda Publishing
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              Immigrants and Spies
               

              Immigrants and Spies (Audio disc / Other, Unabridged edition)

              By Mackay-Cruise, Barbara; Read by Rubenstein, Deidre; Producer Johnson, Ben

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              Immigrants and Spies is the story of Noel W. Lamidey, who in 1946 was sent to London by the Chifley Government to establish Australia's Migration Scheme. It describes the trials and tribulations he had in establishing such a gigantic organisation for Australia in another country.... In 1950, Lamidey spoke on behalf of the Australian Government at the International Refugee Organisation (IRO) Conference held at the Palace de Nations, Geneva, to say that Australia would take two million migrants. Whilst in London he worked closely with MI5 and MI6 to ensure that migrants from Axis countries, who had carried out heinous crimes against humanity, did not have a chance of getting to Australia. Written by his daughter Barbara, Immigrants and Spies is the absorbing inside story of Australia's extraordinary Migration Scheme.
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              ISBN 9781489440365
              Published NZ 28 Apr 2018
              Publisher Bolinda Publishing
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              Immigrants and Spies
               

              Immigrants and Spies (Audio CD / Audio, Unabridged edition)

              By Mackay-Cruise, Barbara; Read by Rubenstein, Deidre; Producer Johnson, Ben

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              Immigrants and Spies is the story of Noel W. Lamidey, who in 1946 was sent to London by the Chifley Government to establish Australia's Migration Scheme. It describes the trials and tribulations he had in establishing such a gigantic organisation for Australia in another country.... In 1950, Lamidey spoke on behalf of the Australian Government at the International Refugee Organisation (IRO) Conference held at the Palace de Nations, Geneva, to say that Australia would take two million migrants. Whilst in London he worked closely with MI5 and MI6 to ensure that migrants from Axis countries, who had carried out heinous crimes against humanity, did not have a chance of getting to Australia. Written by his daughter Barbara, Immigrants and Spies is the absorbing inside story of Australia's extraordinary Migration Scheme.
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              ISBN 9781489440358
              Published NZ 28 Apr 2018
              Publisher Bolinda Publishing
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              The Cockatoos
               

              The Cockatoos (Audio CD / Audio, Unabridged edition)

              By White, Patrick; Read by Rubenstein, Deidre

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              The wild and beautiful birds of the title are the cockatoos who - welcome trespassers in a suburban garden - transform the lives of those they condescend to visit. The Davorens, who for seven years have lived in total silence, are united suddenly in mutual worship of their exotic... guests. Miss Le Cornu, the lonely spinster for whom Davoren's calls have become a needed ritual, regards the birds' descent on her chimney-pot as a privilege little short of divine grace. Savage but kind-eyed, tearing with fierce beak at his chosen victim, the cockatoo appears in many disguises in this masterly collection of short novels and stories. Essentially, the book's theme is intimacy, that close relationship in which possessive love can invade and cripple the spirit. In A Woman's Hand, and elderly man married to a proud, manipulative woman perceives in another man's magnificent isolation the stillness and contentment that he will never achieve. Allegedly raped by a mystery intruder, the respectable daughter of respectable and doting parents in The Night the Prowler sets out to violate the social codes that chain her to an unreal identity. In Sicilian Vespers, a doctor's wife on holiday attempts to exorcise her childhood spectres in what could be a blasphemous and joyless act of adultery or, on the other hand, a surrender to hysterical fantasy. So complete and richly furnishes is the writing of Patrick White that ideas and images within each story are as satisfying as the whole; each story is as nourishing as the book itself. The Cockatoos achieves a majesty to match the grandeur of his finest novels.
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              ISBN 9780655627890
              Published NZ 1 Dec 2019
              Publisher Bolinda Publishing
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              The Long Prospect
               

              The Long Prospect (Audio disc / Other, Unabridged edition)

              By Harrower, Elizabeth; Read by Rubenstein, Deidre; Producer Elbl, Brian

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              Growing up neglected in a seedy boarding house, twelve-year-old Emily Lawrence befriends Max, a middle-aged scientist who encourages her to pursue her intellectual interests. Innocent Emily will face scandal, suburban snobbery and psychological torment. Originally published in 19...58, The Long Prospect was described as second only to Patrick White's Voss in postwar Australian literature.
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              ISBN 9781489427021
              Published NZ 28 Feb 2018
              Publisher Bolinda Publishing
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              The Watch Tower
               

              The Watch Tower (Audio CD / Audio, Unabridged edition)

              By Harrower, Elizabeth; Read by Rubenstein, Deidre; Producer Elbl, Brian

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              Following their father's death, Laura and Clare are withdrawn from their elite private boarding school by their mother. As their mother slowly withdraws from them, the two are left to fend for themselves. Laura's boss Felix is there to help, even offering to marry Laura if she wi...ll have him. However Felix is not all that he seems and little by little the two sisters grow complicit with his obsessions, his cruelty and his need to control.
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              ISBN 9781489434524
              Published NZ 28 Mar 2018
              Publisher Bolinda Publishing
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              The Sunday Story Club
               

              The Sunday Story Club (Audio CD / Audio, Unabridged edition)

              By Cue, Kerry; Brett, Doris; Read by Lee, Caroline; Macauley, Rebecca; Rubenstein, Deidre

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              'I'm sorry. I didn't mean to cry. But the salons have given me the opportunity to look back and think about my life ... I don't talk to anyone about these feelings outside of the salon.' A book club without books. A key to the stories we all carry within us - wrenching, redemptiv...e, extraordinary, laced with unexpected and hard-won wisdom. These are the stories that women tell each other when they gather for a deep and structured conversation - once a month in a suburban living room - about the things that really matter. They discover that life can be a heartbeat away from chaos; that bad things happen to good people; that good people do outrageous things; that the desire for transformation is enduringly human - painful and yet possible. A mother tells of the heartbreaking loss of control when her daughter develops anorexia. A sister reveals the high psychological cost of being hated by a sibling over the course of her life. Husbands leave wives; wives take lovers; friendships shatter; finances collapse; children defy parents; wrong choices turn out to be right ones; agency is lost and re-claimed. Profound, layered and clear-sighted, this collection of real-life stories reveals the emotional untidiness that lies below the shiny surface of modern life and reminds us of the power of real conversation to enlighten, heal and transform.
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              ISBN 9780655611721
              Published NZ 25 Jun 2019
              Publisher Bolinda Publishing
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              Memoirs Of Many In One

              Memoirs Of Many In One (Audio disc / Other, Unabridged edition)

              By White, Patrick; Read by Rubenstein, Deidre; King, Alan

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              The last Patrick White novel published in his lifetime, Memoirs of Many in One presents the eccentric, often fantastical recollections of the ageing actor, Alex Xenophon Demirjian Gray. These are `edited' by the writer Patrick White, her friend and executor, who is often the targ...et of her scorn. Witty and affecting, Memoirs reveals another side of White's fiction even as it echoes many of the themes running through his work. As White sifts through the stories, he is reminded of his own approaching death.
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              ISBN 9780655625216
              Published NZ 1 Oct 2019
              Publisher Bolinda Publishing
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              Memoirs Of Many In One
               

              Memoirs Of Many In One (Audio CD / Audio, Unabridged edition)

              By White, Patrick; Read by Rubenstein, Deidre; King, Alan

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              The last Patrick White novel published in his lifetime, Memoirs of Many in One presents the eccentric, often fantastical recollections of the ageing actor, Alex Xenophon Demirjian Gray. These are `edited' by the writer Patrick White, her friend and executor, who is often the targ...et of her scorn. Witty and affecting, Memoirs reveals another side of White's fiction even as it echoes many of the themes running through his work. As White sifts through the stories, he is reminded of his own approaching death.
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              ISBN 9780655625209
              Published NZ 1 Oct 2019
              Publisher Bolinda Publishing
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