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              Corporal Hitlers Pistol
               

              Corporal Hitlers Pistol (Trade Paperback / Paperback)

              By Keneally, Tom

              • RRP: $37.00
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              • Pub Date
                31 Aug 21

              After an affluent matron of Kempsey, NSW spots a young black boy who looks just like her big man in town husband, not only does she scream for divorce, attempt to provide a comfortable life for the child, and turn her life around but the whole town seems drawn into chaos. A hero ...of the First World War has a fit at the cinema and is taken to a psychiatric ward in Sydney, his Irish farm hand ends up dead, and the gay piano-playing veteran who is secret friend to many in the town, is implicated. Corporal Hitler's Pistol speaks to the never-ending war that began with 'the war to end all wars'. Hitler's pistol from the First World War continues to traumatise our war hero, his son takes it and it becomes the murder weapon of an Irishman escaping the Irish wars. Rural towns and societies have always been a melting pot and many communities are happy to accept the differences of people ... as long as they don't overstep. Set in a town and community he knows very well, Tom Keneally tells a compelling story of the interactions and relationships between black and white Australians in early 20th century Australia.
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              ISBN 9781760893224
              Published NZ 31 Aug 2021
              Publisher Penguin
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              Shame and the Captives

              Shame and the Captives (Trade Paperback / Paperback)

              By Keneally, Tom

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              Will keeping the Japanese, Korean and Italian POWs of the Second World War alive in Australia keep Australian POWs alive and well wherever they are? Like The Daughters of Mars and all his best work, what this novel does so brilliantly is to explore the intimacies and extraordinar...y aspects of ordinary lives being played out against grand world events. And this time, the events take place on home turf. It is the lives of the farmers, townspeople and soldiers training and working for this cataclysmic international event that is taking place at a distance, that we explore. One of the extraordinary elements of Shame and the Captives is how the war has been brought into their neighbourhood and ordinary lives. This is not the Western Front but a NSW farming community having to deal with 'the enemy'. Many of the townspeople and soldiers have husbands, sons, brothers who are away at war, missing, imprisoned or perhaps dead. The moral quandary they have is deciding how to treat these POWs in their midst. Do they treat them with disdain, as the enemy? Or with respect and an element of care in the hope that their own loved ones on the other side of the world will be treated with the same care? Will keeping these POWs alive in Australia keep their own people alive over there? We also have a good dose of sexual tension and this time illicit love between Alice a young woman living a very dull life with her father-in-law on his farm as her husband of less than a year, Neville, fights the grand war, and Giancarlo, the Italian immigrant from the POW camp assigned to work on their farm. Giancarlo is bright and charming and gives an excellent insight into the other side of the war, a war he did not willingly participate in, nor support. Alice discovers the world is much larger and more complex than she had been given to understand. The machinations of life in the POW camp, the separate housing of Italians, Japanese and Koreans to accommodate all their different needs u including differ
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              ISBN 9780857980991
              Published NZ 1 Nov 2013
              Publisher Random House
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              The Daughters Of Mars

              The Daughters Of Mars (Paperback)

              By Keneally, Tom

              • RRP: $26.00
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              In the tradition of Atonement and Birdsong, the Durance sisters leave Australia to nurse on the front during WWI and discover a world beyond their imaginings.Shortlisted for the Colin Roderick Prize.Naomi and Sally Durance are daughters of a dairy farmer from the Macleay Valley. ...Bound together in complicity by what they consider a crime, when the Great War begins in 1914 they hope to submerge their guilt by leaving for Europe to nurse the tides of young wounded.They head for the Dardanelles on the hospital ship Archimedes. Their education in medicine, valour and human degradation continues on the Greek island of Lemnos, then on the Western Front. Here, new outrages - gas, shell-shock - present themselves. Naomi encounters the wonderful, eccentric Lady Tarlton, who is founding a voluntary hospital near Boulogne; Sally serves in a casualty clearing station close to the front. They meet the men with whom they would wish to spend the rest of their lives.Inspired by the journals of Australian nurses who gave their all to the Great War effort and the men they nursed. The Daughters of Mars is vast in scope yet extraordinarily intimate. A stunning tour de force to join the best First World War literature, and one that casts a penetrating light on the lives of obscure but strong women caught in the great mill of history.
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              ISBN 9780143790822
              Published NZ 19 Mar 2018
              Publisher Penguin
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              Searching For Schindler

              Searching For Schindler (Trade Paperback / Paperback, 2nd edition)

              By Keneally, Tom

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              A memoir of Tom's journey around the world to discover the complete story of Oskar Schindler and that list.

              ISBN 9781741666151
              Published NZ 1 Sep 2008
              Publisher Random House
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              The Daughters of Mars
               

              The Daughters of Mars (Audio CD / Audio, Unabridged edition)

              By Keneally, Tom; Read by Nolan, Jane; Producer Bell, Stewart

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              Naomi and Sally Durance are daughters of a dairy farmer from the Macleay Valley. Bound together in complicity by what they consider a crime, when the Great War begins in 1914 they hope to submerge their guilt by leaving for Europe to nurse the tides of young wounded. Their educat...ion in medicine, valour and human degradation takes them from the Dardanelles to the Greek island of Lemnos, then on the Western Front. Naomi encounters the wonderful, eccentric Lady Tarlton, who is founding a voluntary hospital near Boulogne; Sally serves in a casualty clearing station close to the front. Inspired by the journals of Australian nurses who gave their all to the Great War effort and the men they nursed, The Daughters of Mars is vast in scope yet extraordinarily intimate.
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              ISBN 9781743149157
              Published NZ 1 Feb 2013
              Publisher Bolinda Publishing
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              The Ink Stain

              The Ink Stain (Audio disc / Other, Unabridged edition)

              By Keneally, Tom; Keneally, Meg; Read by English, Paul

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              Henry Hallward, editor of the Sydney Chronicle, is a thorn in the side of the colonial administration. Hallward has been imprisoned several times for criminal libel, and continues to edit his newspaper while incarcerated. This time, he's in jail awaiting trial for suggesting that... there have been some criminal financial dealings involving the CEO of the Australian Agricultural Company, a consortium of British landowners, some resident in the colony, some not, to whom the British government was giving a million acres of Australian land to develop. He has told friends that he has damaging information on someone close to the new Governor, which will shortly be revealed. First, though, he has to face court. As he is being taken from Sydney jail to the courthouse, a shot is heard from a nearby building, and he falls dead to the ground. Monsarrat and Mrs Mulrooney are sent to Sydney, officially to assist in the investigation, unofficially to discover what they can about the story Hallward was working on ...
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              ISBN 9781489489074
              Published NZ 5 Mar 2019
              Publisher Bolinda Publishing
              Interest Age General Audience
              Series The Monsarrat Series
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              Napoleon's Last Island

              Napoleon's Last Island (Paperback)

              By Keneally, Tom

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              Whilst living in exile on St Helena, Napoleon exerted an extraordinary influence on young Betsy Balcombe. How did she get from Napoleon's side to the Australian bush? Betsy Balcombe as a young woman lived with her family on St Helena. They befriended, served and were ruined by th...eir relationship with Napoleon. To redeem the family's fortunes William Balcombe, Betsy's father, betrays Napoleon and accepts a job as the colonial treasurer of NSW, bringing his family with them. William never recovers from the ups and downs of association with Napoleon. His family however flourish in Australia and remain renowned pastoralists in Victoria. Tom Keneally, with his gift for bringing historical stories to life, shares this remarkable friendship and the beginning of an Australian dynasty.
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              ISBN 9780857984623
              Published NZ 30 May 2016
              Publisher Random House
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              The Soldier's Curse: Book One, The Monsarrat Series

              The Soldier's Curse: Book One, The Monsarrat Series (Paperback)

              By Keneally, Tom; Keneally, Meg

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              A fast-paced, witty and gripping historical crime series from Tom Keneally and his eldest daughter Meg. In the Port Macquarie penal settlement for second offenders gentleman convict Hugh Monsarrat hungers for freedom. Originally transported for forging documents passing himself o...ff as a lawyer, he is now the trusted clerk of the settlement's commandant. His position has certain advantages, such as being able to spend time in the Government House kitchen, being supplied with outstanding cups of tea by housekeeper Hannah Mulrooney, who, despite being illiterate, is his most intelligent companion. Not long after the commandant heads off in search of a rumoured river, his beautiful wife, Honora, falls ill with a sickness the doctor is unable to identify. When Honora dies, it becomes clear she has been slowly poisoned. Monsarrat and Mrs Mulrooney suspect the commandant's second-in-command, Captain Diamond, a cruel man who shares history with Honora. Then Diamond has Mrs Mulrooney arrested for the murder. Knowing his friend will hang if she is tried, Monsarrat knows he must find the real killer. And so begins The Monsarrat Series, a fast-paced, witty and gripping series from Tom Keneally and his eldest daughter, Meg.
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              ISBN 9780857989383
              Published NZ 27 Feb 2017
              Publisher Random House
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              The Power Game

              The Power Game (Audio disc / Other, Unabridged edition)

              By Keneally, Tom; Keneally, Meg; Read by English, Paul

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              Monsarrat and Mrs Mulrooney are sent to Maria Island in January of 1826, the very early days of the penal settlement there, to solve the murder of Harefield who sailed the government cutter between mainland Tasmania and Maria Island bringing all supplies and correspondence and di...rectives - all of which he makes sure he reads. Knowledge is currency. One of Harefield's other responsibilities is to light the primitive lighthouse to keep the whaling boats out to sea safe. During a storm Harefield is shaken from a ladder whilst igniting the light and falls. He is then attacked with an axe and falls over the cliff edge to his death. All blame is laid at the feet of Thomas Power, the charismatic Irish revolutionary held in detention - with a lot of privileges - on Maria Island. But did he do it? The outsiders, Monsarrat and Mrs Mulrooney are brought in to de-escalate gossip and surmise. Power has continued to smuggle his writings out to the British press throughout his internment and the government does not want him gaining further attention. But did the no-doubt trouble-making, charismatic, educated and charming Power sink to the low of murder to prevent the unscrupulous Harefield from blackmailing him? Or were there others who had reason to want Harefield shut up?
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              ISBN 9781489433060
              Published NZ 26 Feb 2018
              Publisher Bolinda Publishing
              Interest Age General Audience
              Series The Monsarrat Series
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              Two Old Men Dying

              Two Old Men Dying (Audio disc / Other, Unabridged edition)

              By Keneally, Tom; Read by English, Paul

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              Learned Man is the child of humankind as we know it; of those who are thought to have travelled from the Rift Valley in Africa and to ancient Australia. Shelby Apple is an acclaimed documentary-maker. After making films about Learned Man's discovery, in Vietnam and back home in t...he Northern Territory, Shelby turns his sights on Eritrea. He thinks this embattled society might represent a new cognitive leap, one that will reconcile our tenderness and our savagery, our reason and our emotions. Shelby sees the world through the lens of his camera; Learned Man through the lens of his responsibility under law. Both men are well aware that their landscape comes to them from elders and ancestors. They are each willing to die and, in a sense, kill for their secret crafts. Two Old Men Dying is an exquisite exploration of community and country, love and mortality.
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              ISBN 9781489487056
              Published NZ 28 Feb 2019
              Publisher Bolinda Publishing
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