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              The Plague
               

              The Plague (Paperback)

              By Camus, Albert; Introduction by Judt, Professor Tony

              • RRP: $24.00
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              • Pub Date
                20 Oct 20

              The townspeople of Oran are in the grip of a deadly plague, which condemns its victims to a swift and horrifying death. Fear, isolation and claustrophobia follow as they are forced into quarantine. Each person responds in their own way to the lethal disease: some resign themselve...s to fate, some seek blame, and a few, like Dr Rieux, resist the terror. An immediate triumph when it was published in 1947, The Plague is in part an allegory of France's suffering under the Nazi occupation, and a story of bravery and determination against the precariousness of human existence.
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              ISBN 9780241458877
              Released NZ 20 Oct 2020
              Publisher Penguin
              Interest Age General Audience
              Series Penguin Essentials
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              My Family and Other Animals
                

              My Family and Other Animals (Paperback, Re-issue)

              By Durrell, Gerald

              • RRP: $26.00
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              Escaping the ills of the British climate, the Durrell family - acne-ridden Margo, gun-toting Leslie, bookworm Lawrence and budding naturalist Gerry, along with their long suffering mother and Roger the dog - take off for the island of Corfu. But the Durrells find that, they must ...share their various villas with a menagerie of local fauna.
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              ISBN 9780241951460
              Released NZ 13 May 2011
              Publisher Penguin
              Interest Age 14+ years
              Series Penguin Essentials
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              Wide Sargasso Sea

              Wide Sargasso Sea (Paperback, Re-issue)

              By Rhys, Jean

              • RRP: $26.00
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              If Antoinette Cosway, a spirited Creole heiress, could have foreseen the terrible future that awaited her, she would not have married the young Englishman. Initially drawn to her beauty and sensuality, he becomes increasingly frustrated by his inability to reach into her soul.

              ISBN 9780241951552
              Released NZ 13 May 2011
              Publisher Penguin
              Interest Age General Audience
              Series Penguin Essentials
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              Invisible Man
               

              Invisible Man (Paperback)

              By Ellison, Ralph

              • RRP: $21.88
              • $21.88
              • Internationally sourced

              Defeated and embittered by a country which treats him as a non-being, the 'invisible man' retreats into an underground cell, where the author smokes, drinks, listens to jazz and recounts his search for identity in white society.

              ISBN 9780241970560
              Released NZ 24 Sep 2014
              Publisher Penguin
              Interest Age General Audience
              Series Penguin Essentials
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              1984

              1984 (Paperback)

              By Orwell, George

              • RRP: $26.00
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              Winston Smith works for the Ministry of Truth in London, chief city of Airstrip One. Big Brother stares out from every poster, the Thought Police uncover every act of betrayal. When Winston finds love with Julia, he discovers that life does not have to be dull and deadening, and ...awakens to new possibilities.
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              ISBN 9780141036144
              Released NZ 1 Sep 2008
              Publisher Penguin
              Interest Age 13+ years
              Series Penguin Essentials
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              In Cold Blood: A True Account of a Multiple Murder and its Consequences

              In Cold Blood: A True Account of a Multiple Murder and its Consequences (Paperback)

              By Capote, Truman

              • RRP: $26.00
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              On November 15, 1959, in the small town of Holcomb, Kansas, a wealthy farmer, his wife and their two young children were found brutally murdered. Blood all over the walls, the telephone lines cut, and only a few dollars stolen. Heading up the investigation is Agent Al Dewey, but ...all he has are two footprints, four bodies, and lot of questions.
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              ISBN 9780241956830
              Released NZ 12 Jun 2012
              Publisher Penguin
              Interest Age General Audience
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              White Teeth
               

              White Teeth (Paperback, New edition)

              By Smith, Zadie

              • RRP: $29.50
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              • Internationally sourced

              Deals with a range of topics: friendship, love, war, three cultures, three families over three generations, one brown mouse, and, the tricky way the past has of coming back.

              ISBN 9780140276336
              Released NZ 25 Jan 2001
              Publisher Penguin
              Interest Age General Audience
              Series Penguin Essentials
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              Animal Farm
               

              Animal Farm (Paperback, 2nd edition)

              By Orwell, George

              • RRP: $29.50
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              Mr Jones of Manor Farm is so lazy that one day he forgets to feed his livestock. The ensuing rebellion under the leadership of the pigs Napoleon and Wellington leads to the animals taking over the farm. Vowing to eliminate the terrible inequities of the farmyard. But as time pass...es, the ideals of the rebellion are corrupted, then forgotten.
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              ISBN 9780141036137
              Released NZ 1 Sep 2008
              Publisher Penguin
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              Series Penguin Essentials
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              The Help
               

              The Help (Paperback, Media tie-in)

              By Stockett, Kathryn

              • RRP: $26.00
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              The Help is the phenomenal international bestseller (that inspired the Oscar nominated film) by Kathryn Stockett, published as a Penguin Essential for the first time Enter a vanished and unjust world: Jackson, Mississippi, 1962. Where black maids raise white children, but aren't ...trusted not to steal the silver ...There's Aibileen, raising her seventeenth white child and nursing the hurt caused by her own son's tragic death; Minny, whose cooking is nearly as sassy as her tongue; and white Miss Skeeter, home from College, who wants to know why her beloved maid has disappeared. Skeeter, Aibileen and Minny. No one would believe they'd be friends; fewer still would tolerate it. But as each woman finds the courage to cross boundaries, they come to depend and rely upon one another. Each is in a search of a truth. And together they have an extraordinary story to tell ...
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              ISBN 9780241978900
              Released NZ 1 Oct 2016
              Publisher Penguin
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              Series Penguin Essentials
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              The Bastard of Istanbul

              The Bastard of Istanbul (Paperback)

              By Shafak, Elif

              • RRP: $29.50
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              One rainy afternoon in Istanbul, a woman walks into a doctor's surgery. 'I need to have an abortion', she announces. She is nineteen years old and unmarried. What happens that afternoon will change her life. Twenty years later, Asya Kazanci lives with her extended family in Istan...bul. Due to a mysterious family curse, all the Kaznci men die in their early forties, so it is a house of women, among them Asya's beautiful, rebellious mother Zeliha, who runs a tattoo parlour; Banu, who has newly discovered herself as clairvoyant; and Feride, a hypochondriac obsessed with impending disaster. And when Asya's Armenian-American cousin Armanoush comes to stay, long hidden family secrets connected with Turkey's turbulent past begin to emerge. 'Wonderfully magical, incredible, breathtaking...will have you gasping with disbelief in the last few pages' Sunday Express 'A beautiful book, the finest I have read about Turkey' Irish Times 'Heartbreaking...the beauty of Islam pervades Shafak's book' Vogue
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              ISBN 9780241986448
              Released NZ 3 Sep 2019
              Publisher Penguin
              Interest Age General Audience
              Series Penguin Essentials
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