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            If It Bleeds: a stand-alone sequel to the No. 1 bestseller The Outsider, plus three irresistible novellas

            If It Bleeds: a stand-alone sequel to the No. 1 bestseller The Outsider, plus three irresistible novellas (Trade Paperback / Paperback)

            By King, Stephen

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            A collection of four uniquely wonderful long stories, including a stand-alone sequel to the No. 1 bestseller THE OUTSIDER.

            ISBN 9781529391541
            Released NZ 21 Apr 2020
            Publisher Hodder & Stoughton
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            The Dickens Boy

            The Dickens Boy (Trade Paperback / Paperback)

            By Keneally, Tom

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            In this joyful novel, our narrator is Charles Dickens's tenth child, Edward Bulwer Lytton Dickens, known as Plorn. Sent, as his brother Alfred had been before him, at sixteen years of age, to Australia to learn to 'apply himself', we follow his early Australian adventures in outb...ack NSW learning to become a man from the most diverse and toughest of men. Part of Dickens' motivation was to separate these younger of his children from the Dickens family schism, where Charles had expelled his wife from the family home, keeping her sister Georgie there to run the household and taking up with the actress Ellen Tiernan. Plorn arrived in Melbourne in late 1868 carrying a terrible secret. He has never read a word of his father's work. After a very brief stopover he is sent out to become a gentleman stockman on a 2000 square mile station in remotest, semi-arid parts of NSW. Here he inevitably gets enmeshed in a tribe named the Paakintji and various other folk, colonists, colonial-born, ex-convicts, ex-soldiers, and very few women - though he is struck by each one he does encounter. Plorn did not expect he would encounter the same veneration of his father and familiarity with his work in Australia that was rampant in England. Against this backdrop, and featuring cricket tournaments, horse-racing, bushranging, sheep droving, shifty stock and station agents, frontier wars and first encounters with Australian women we follow Plorn, and sometimes his brother Alfred, through wonderful adventures as he works to apply himself. This is Tom Keneally in his most familiar terrain. Taking historical figures and events and reimagining them with verve, compassion and humour. It is a romp.
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            ISBN 9781760893194
            Published NZ 31 Mar 2020
            Publisher Penguin
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            Afakasi Woman: 2019
              

            Afakasi Woman: 2019 (Paperback)

            By Wendt Young, Lani

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            A collection of 24 short stories; the joys and tribulations of being a woman in Samoa and the struggles brought to an island nation by climate change.

            ISBN 9780995106598
            Published NZ 7 Nov 2019
            Publisher OneTree House Ltd
            Interest Age 16+ years
            Language (English)
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            No Small Shame: One wrong choice will change her life forever

            No Small Shame: One wrong choice will change her life forever (Trade Paperback / Paperback)

            By Bell, Christine

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            Australia, 1914. The world is erupting in war. Jobs are scarce and immigrants unwelcome. For young Catholic Mary O'Donnell, this is not the new life she imagined. When one foolish night of passion leads to an unexpected pregnancy and a loveless marriage, Mary's reluctant husband ...Liam escapes to the trenches. With her overbearing mother attempting to control her every decision, Mary flees to Melbourne determined to build a life for herself and her child. There, she forms an unlikely friendship with Protestant army reject Tom Robbins. But as a shattering betrayal is revealed, Mary must make an impossible choice. Does she embrace the path fate has set for her, or follow the one she longs to take? From the harshness of a pit village in Scotland to the upheaval of wartime Australia, No Small Shame tells the moving story of love and duty, loyalty and betrayal, and confronting the past before you can seek a future.
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            ISBN 9781920727901
            Published NZ 1 Apr 2020
            Publisher Ventura Press
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            Pounamu Pounamu
              

            Pounamu Pounamu (Paperback)

            By Ihimaera, Witi

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            Pounamu Pounamu is classic Ihimaera. First published om 1972, it was immediately endorsed by Maori and Pakeha alike for its original stories that showed how important Maori identity is for all New Zealanders. As Katherine Mansfield did in her first collection In a German Pension ...(1911), and Janet Frame in The Lagoon (1951), Witi Ihimaera explores in Pounamu Pounamu what it is like to be a New Zealander - but from a Maori perspective. The seeds of Ihimaera's later works are first introduced in this ground-breaking collection: The Whale Rider in his story 'The Whale', The Rope of Man in 'Tangi', and the character of Simeon form Bulibasha, King of the Gypsies in 'One Summer Morning'; and the themes of aroha (love), whanaungatanga (kinship) and manaakitanga (supporting each other), which are so intergral to Ihimaera's work.
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            ISBN 9780143010913
            Published NZ 13 Oct 2008
            Publisher Penguin
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            Daughters of Cornwall
             

            Daughters of Cornwall (Hardback)

            By Britton, Fern

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            • Pub Date
              2 Sep 20

            The new book from the Sunday Times bestselling author

            ISBN 9780008225254
            Released NZ 2 Sep 2020
            Publisher HarperCollins Publishers
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            Of Mice and Men

            Of Mice and Men (Paperback, New edition)

            By Steinbeck, John

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            George and his simple-minded friend Lennie, have nothing in the world except each other - and a dream. A dream that one day they will have some land of their own. Eventually they find work on a ranch, but their hopes are doomed as Lennie - struggling against extreme cruelty, misu...nderstanding and jealousy - becomes a victim of his own strength.
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            ISBN 9780141185101
            Released NZ 22 Sep 2000
            Publisher Penguin
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            Series Penguin Modern Classics
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            Code Name Helene: Based on the thrilling true story of Nancy Wake, 'The White Mouse': Based on the thrilling true story of Nancy Wake, 'The White Mouse'

            Code Name Helene: Based on the thrilling true story of Nancy Wake, 'The White Mouse': Based on the thrilling true story of Nancy Wake, 'The White Mouse' (Trade Paperback / Paperback)

            By Lawhon, Ariel

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            February 29, 1944: I am about to jump out of an aeroplane for the first time ... I don't care that every man is looking at me as though I don't belong. Besides, I'm hungover. And I think I might throw up ... In 1936 Nancy Wake is living in Paris after bluffing her way into a job ...as a foreign correspondent and witnessing firsthand the terror of Hitler's rise in Europe, firing her determination to do anything she could to fight the Nazis. When Nancy falls unexpectedly in love with handsome French industrialist and playboy Henri Fiocca in Marseilles, no sooner has she agreed to become Mrs Fiocca than the Germans invade France and Nancy takes yet another name, a code name - the first of many. As Lucienne Carlier Nancy helps smuggle people across borders and creates such a successful escape network for Allied soldiers that the Nazis hunting down an elusive female operative dub her 'The White Mouse' and put a five million franc bounty on her head. Forced to escape France, Nancy is trained in espionage with an elite special forces group in London and gains a new codename, Helene. Finally, with mission in hand, Nancy is airdropped back into France as the deadly Madame Andree. Nancy goes on to become one of the most powerful and ruthlessly effective leaders in the French Resistance. But the closer to liberation France gets, the more exposed Nancy - and the people she loves - will become. Code Name Helene is a gripping and heartbreakingly moving story of extraordinary courage, unfaltering resolve, remarkable sacrifice - and enduring love.
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            ISBN 9781760855963
            Published NZ 16 Mar 2020
            Publisher Simon & Schuster Australia
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            A Matter of Murder: Campbell & Carter mystery 7
             

            A Matter of Murder: Campbell & Carter mystery 7 (Hardback)

            By Granger, Ann

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              9 Jul 20

            Danger stalks the streets of Weston St Ambrose in A Matter of Murder, the seventh Campbell and Carter novel from much-loved crime writer Ann Granger.

            ISBN 9781472270597
            Released NZ 9 Jul 2020
            Publisher Headline Publishing Group
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            Wide Sargasso Sea

            Wide Sargasso Sea (Paperback, New edition)

            By Rhys, Jean; Introduction by Ashworth, Andrea; Volume editor Smith, Angela

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            Born into an oppressive, colonialist society, Creole heiress Antoinette Cosway meets a young Englishman who is drawn to her innocent sensuality and beauty. After their marriage the rumours begin, poisoning her husband against her. Caught between his demands and her own precarious... sense of belonging, Antoinette is driven towards madness.
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            ISBN 9780141182858
            Released NZ 23 Oct 2001
            Publisher Penguin
            Interest Age General Audience
            Series Penguin Modern Classics
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