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              The Silk Thief
               

              The Silk Thief (Paperback)

              By Challinor, Deborah

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              1830s Sydney Town - with its bar brawls, blackmail, friendship, romance, tattoos, gin and much more - is brought vividly to life as fiesty prostitute Friday, naive seamstress Harrie and cunning thief Sarah try to make their way as transported convict women. Driven by madness ...s...aved by love. 'A door slammed shut somewhere inside Harrie, trapping all that she was and everything she'd ever been. The voices had won. She was damned. She was ...no one.' 1831: Assigned to a good family in Sydney Town and now learning the art of tattoo, convict girl Harrie Clarke is still haunted by the horror of the brutal murder she and friends Friday Woolfe and Sarah Morgan committed the previous year. Powerful and vindictive criminal Bella Jackson continues to demand money in exchange for her silence regarding their crime. And just when it seems that Harrie and her fervent and long-time admirer James Downey might finally be united, an act of pure nastiness severely threatens their chances - and Harrie's life. When things go from bad to much, much worse for Harrie, she is left teetering on the brink. But Friday, in love at last, is battling demons of her own, and Sarah is forced to lie low for fear of attracting the attention of the police. Who will be the one to rescue Harrie?
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              ISBN 9780732296780
              Published NZ 24 Aug 2015
              Publisher HarperCollins Publishers
              Interest Age General Audience
              Series The Convict Girls
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              Fire
               

              Fire (Paperback, Contains 1 CD-Audio)

              By Challinor, Deborah

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              Allie and her friends Louise, Irene and Daisy all work at Dunbar & Jones, one of the country's most glamorous and sophisticated department stores. In the week before Christmas 1953, as the country prepares for a Royal Visit by young Queen Elizabeth and the store is crammed with w...ealthy shoppers, smoke is detected drifting from the basement lift shaft. What happens next will sear the heart of the city and tear families apart. It will also test friendship, love and loyalty, and open wounds that never heal.
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              ISBN 9781775541035
              Published NZ 22 Aug 2016
              Publisher HarperCollins Publishers
              Interest Age General Audience
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              Kitty
               

              Kitty (Paperback)

              By Challinor, Deborah

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              ISBN 9781775549635
              Published NZ 27 Apr 2015
              Publisher HarperCollins Publishers
              Interest Age 16+ years
              Series Smuggler's Wife
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              7 In stock at publisher; delivery usually 15-20 working days due to covid19 delays
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              Girl of Shadows
               

              Girl of Shadows (Paperback)

              By Challinor, Deborah

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              What had they done? What had she and Sarah and Friday done? 1830: Convict girls Friday Woolfe, Harriet Clarke and Sarah Morgan have been transported to Sydney from London. Sarah has been assigned to jeweller Adam Green, Harriet is a maid for the Barrett family, and Friday is work...ing as a prostitute in a brothel. Each of them is struggling to forget the brutal crime they committed. But their fate is no longer theirs to control. Vicious underworld queen Bella Jackson holds the girls' futures in the palm of her hand, biding her time until she exacts payment for what she knows about their misdeeds. Harriet, racked with guilt, becomes convinced that their lost friend is haunting them, and while Friday succumbs to the bottle, Sarah has to fight for everything she holds dear. Once again, the girls must join forces to save one of their own. But which one? And in the background Bella Jackson waits and watches ...
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              ISBN 9780732293000
              Published NZ 25 Aug 2014
              Publisher HarperCollins Publishers
              Interest Age General Audience
              Series The Convict Girls
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              286 In stock at publisher; delivery usually 15-20 working days due to covid19 delays
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              Tamar
               

              Tamar (Paperback)

              By Challinor, Deborah

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              After being orphaned at seventeen, Tamar Deane decides to leave her Cornish village and emigrate to the new colony of New Zealand. Tragedy and scandal befall her, but unexpected good fortune brings vast changes to Tamar's life. This is the first book in a three-volume family saga....
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              ISBN 9781869507756
              Published NZ 9 Mar 2012
              Publisher HarperCollins Publishers
              Interest Age General Audience
              Series Children of War Trilogy
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              280 In stock at publisher; delivery usually 15-20 working days due to covid19 delays
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              Blue Smoke
               

              Blue Smoke (Paperback)

              By Challinor, Deborah

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              On 3 February 1931 Napier is hit by an earthquake, and Tamar Murdoch is seriously injured. As she recovers, she is preoccupied with the ongoing effects of the Great Depression, and her family is once again threatened by war and heartbreak when her grandson threatens to join the I...nternational Brigade.
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              ISBN 9781869507770
              Published NZ 1 Apr 2012
              Publisher HarperCollins Publishers
              Interest Age General Audience
              Series Children of War Trilogy
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              250 In stock at publisher; delivery usually 15-20 working days due to covid19 delays
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              The Cloud Leopard's Daughter
               

              The Cloud Leopard's Daughter (Paperback)

              By Challinor, Deborah

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              A story of love, family, adventure and intrigue, set against backdrops of the gold rushes in Australia and New Zealand and the Opium Wars in China. When Kitty and Rian Farrell sail their schooner Katipo III in Dunedin Harbour in 1863, they are on a mission. The goldfields have at...tracted all-comers, including their friend Wong Fu from Ballarat. Wong Fu reveals he is more than a mere fortune seeker: he is in fact the Cloud Leopard tong master of the Wong family, and his daughter has been kidnapped and taken to opium-ridden Hong Kong. Rian and Kitty agree to try to find the Cloud Leopard's daughter, but as they sail closer to their quarry, the stakes jump dramatically. Kitty's adopted daughter Amber is kidnapped when they are forced to stop at Manilla, and it looks like the same party is behind this crime. Kitty, Rian and their crew must not only search for two young women, they must navigate dangerous shoals of pirates, corrupt officials, greedy rulers, wronged lovers and petty grievances. Cloud Leopard's daughter continues the story of Kitty, Rian and Amber - now wiser and stronger - as they straddle both sides of the law against the backdrop of gold rushes in Australia and New Zealand and the Opium Wars in China. PRAISE FOR A TATTOOED HEART 'Brilliant finale to this series based on Australia's convict past' - Jan GoodReads '...one of those books that you want to read slowly so it doesn't end but can't help rushing through to find out what happens!' - Sarah Courtney, GoodReads 'Fantastic end to the convict girls series! Couldn't put it down!!!' - Catherine Maisey, GoodReads
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              ISBN 9781460753101
              Published NZ 18 Sep 2017
              Publisher HarperCollins Publishers
              Interest Age General Audience
              Series Smuggler's Wife
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              Band of Gold
                

              Band of Gold (Paperback)

              By Challinor, Deborah

              • RRP: $24.99
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              Book three in the best-selling SMUGGLER'S WIFE series by one of our leading historical novelists. Kitty Farrell, headstrong and passionate as ever, is heartbroken over the apparent death by drowning of her husband Rian. Alone and grieving on the goldfields of Ballarat she turns t...o Rian's long-time shipmate Daniel, who has loved her from afar for many years. The consequences will be disastrous and challenge every character in this brilliant third instalment in Deborah Challinor's extraordinary Smuggler's Wife series. Vividly drawn, meticulously researched and driven by a powerful page-turning narrative, Band of Gold will resonate in the hearts of readers for a long time. 'Challinor is extraordinarily talented.' - New Zealand Books
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              ISBN 9781775549659
              Published NZ 24 Aug 2015
              Publisher HarperCollins Publishers
              Interest Age General Audience
              Series Smuggler's Wife
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              Behind the Sun
               

              Behind the Sun (Paperback)

              By Challinor, Deborah

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              Friday Woolfe, is in London's notorious Newgate gaol, awaiting transportation. There, she meets three other girls: intelligent and opportunistic thief, Sarah Morgan, naive young Rachel Winter, and reliable and capable seamstress, Harriet Clarke. On the voyage to New South Wales t...heir friendship becomes an unbreakable bond.
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              ISBN 9780732292980
              Published NZ 25 Nov 2013
              Publisher HarperCollins Publishers
              Interest Age General Audience
              Series The Convict Girls
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              154 In stock at publisher; delivery usually 15-20 working days due to covid19 delays
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              Grey Ghosts
                 

              Grey Ghosts (Trade Paperback / Paperback, 2nd Revised edition)

              By Challinor, Deborah

              • RRP: $38.00
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              We were known to the enemy as 'grey ghosts'. We could be here, and we could be there... The Grey Ghosts were New Zealand's Vietnam veterans. Their powerful story includes chilling accounts of death, injuries and emotional breakdown, along with the intense comradeship of soldierin...g, and a pervasive sense of humour that is uniquely our own. Acclaimed writer and historian Deborah Challinor interviewed 50 men who served in Vietnam, who speak out about 'fragging' (killing superior officers), the New Zealand Government's role in Agent Orange and chemical exposure, and their hostile reception when they returned. The result is compelling, reliving the Vietnam experience in vivid detail. First published in 1998, this updated edition includes new material on the subsequent handling of veteran's claims, and the reconciliation parade on Queen's Birthday weekend in 2008, when the men were finally welcomed home.
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              ISBN 9781869507718
              Published NZ 1 Apr 2009
              Publisher HarperCollins Publishers
              Interest Age 14+ years
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