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            An Alice Girl

            An Alice Girl (Trade Paperback / Paperback)

            By Heaslip, Tanya

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            As far as our eyes could see were miles upon miles of emptiness, huge blue skies and bare earth. We heard pink cockatoos squawk in the gum trees, and crickets click and clack at night, but it was also a place of silence. There was not a person or town to be seen. We could shout i...nto the hills and hear our voices echo back to us. We could lie on our backs at night and imagine the sky of stars swallowing us whole. We could die out here under the savage summer sun and our bones would turn white and dissolve in the dry winds. Nobody would ever know we'd been there. We thought that was kind of exciting. Whether working the mobs of cattle with the stockmen, playing cattleduffing on horseback or singing and doing lessons at their School of the Air desks, Tanya Heaslip and her siblings led a childhood unimaginable to many Australians. Growing up on Bond Springs Station, a vast and isolated cattle property just north of Alice Springs, Tanya tells of wild rides, of making far-flung friends over the Air. the dangers, the fun and the back-breaking work. But while M'Lis, Brett and Benny loved riding hard and furiously, Tanya's heart was always back at the homestead with her books and stories. As the eldest child though her added responsibility was to look after the littler ones so she was by their sides, dealing with snakes, the threat of bushfires and broken bones. Tanya's parents, Janice and Grant 'the Boss' Heaslip, were pioneers. They developed Bond Springs Station where water was scarce, where power was dependent on generators and where a trip to town for supplies meant a full day's journey. Grant was determined to teach his children how to survive in this severe environment and his lessons were often harsh. In a childhood that most would consider very tough, Tanya tells of this precious time with raw honesty, humour, love and kindness. This is the story of an Alice girl.
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            ISBN 9781760529772
            Published NZ 19 May 2020
            Publisher Allen & Unwin
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            18 Tiny Deaths: The Untold Story of Frances Glessner Lee and the Invention of Modern Forensics

            18 Tiny Deaths: The Untold Story of Frances Glessner Lee and the Invention of Modern Forensics (Trade Paperback / Paperback)

            By Goldfarb, Bruce

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            The unlikely tale of Frances Glessner Lee and her revolutionary work in forensic science through the creation of the Nutshell Studies of Unexplained Death, a series of dollhouse-sized crime scene dioramas that she used to teach homicide investigators.

            ISBN 9781913068042
            Released NZ 31 Mar 2020
            Publisher OCTOPUS PUBLISHING GROUP
            Interest Age 16+ years
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            The Splendid and the Vile: A Saga of Churchill, Family and Defiance During the Blitz

            The Splendid and the Vile: A Saga of Churchill, Family and Defiance During the Blitz (Trade Paperback / Paperback)

            By Larson, Erik

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            The #1 New York Times bestselling author delivers a startlingly fresh portrait of Winston Churchill and London during the Blitz.

            ISBN 9780008274979
            Released NZ 1 Apr 2020
            Publisher HarperCollins Publishers
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            Franci's War: The incredible true story of one woman's survival of the Holocaust

            Franci's War: The incredible true story of one woman's survival of the Holocaust (Trade Paperback / Paperback)

            By Epstein, Franci

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            In the summer of 1942, twenty-two year-old Franci Rabinek Epstein arrived at Terezin, a concentration camp and ghetto forty miles north of her home in Prague. It would be the beginning of her six-year journey through several camps during the Second World War, from Terezin to Ausc...hwitz-Birkenau, to forced labor in Hamburg and finally Bergen-Belsen. After the camp's liberation by the British in April 1945, she returned to Prague, a survivor. Franci was known in her group as the Prague seamstress. Hers is a story of ingenuity and endurance- she pretended to be an electrican to escape the Auschwitz selection, secretly fighting for the survival of her fellow inmates. Franci also gives voice to the darker side of women in war - rape and prostitiution - offering an insight into the resilience of people in an unknowable situation.
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            ISBN 9780241441107
            Released NZ 31 Mar 2020
            Publisher Penguin
            Interest Age 16+ years
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            Top End Girl

            Top End Girl (Trade Paperback / Paperback, Digital original)

            By Tapsell, Miranda

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            From Kakadu to Cannes - an entertaining and thought-provoking memoir from actor, activist and Australia's sweetheart, Miranda Tapsell.

            ISBN 9780733642432
            Published NZ 28 Apr 2020
            Publisher Hachette
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            Jacinda Ardern: The Story Behind an Extraordinary Leader
             

            Jacinda Ardern: The Story Behind an Extraordinary Leader (Paperback)

            By Duff, Michelle

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            Jacinda Ardern, Prime Minister of New Zealand, is lauded as one of the world's most influential people. Her rise to power has been stellar. In 2017 she became leader of the Labour party just seven weeks before the election at which she claimed the top job.

            ISBN 9781988547572
            Published NZ 3 Mar 2020
            Publisher Allen & Unwin
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            Code Name: Lise: The true story of Odette Sansom, WWII's most highly decorated spy
             

            Code Name: Lise: The true story of Odette Sansom, WWII's most highly decorated spy (Paperback)

            By Loftis, Larry

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            1942. Odette Sansom decides to follow in her war hero father's footsteps by becoming an SOE agent to aid Britain and her beloved homeland, France. Five failed attempts and one plane crash later, she lands in occupied France to begin her mission. This is portrait of true courage, ...patriotism and love amidst unimaginable horrors and degradation.
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            ISBN 9781912624713
            Released NZ 20 Feb 2020
            Publisher Mirror Books
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            Scott Base Antarctica the early years: A science technician's view of the years 1960 and 63, including the Base's growth from its construction, and through the two major extensions.
              

            Scott Base Antarctica the early years: A science technician's view of the years 1960 and 63, including the Base's growth from its construction, and through the two major extensions. (Paperback)

            By Webster, Don

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            Don describes the design and construction of the base, providing an historical record of both the physical base itself and also the daily life there in the early years.The outstanding feature is the hundreds of photographs providing a unique and invaluable record of this pioneeri...ng period in New Zealand's presence in the great southern continent.
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            ISBN 9780473458522
            Published NZ 25 Nov 2019
            Publisher Misc - South Pacific Books
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            Wine Girl: A sommelier's tale of making it in the toxic world of fine dining

            Wine Girl: A sommelier's tale of making it in the toxic world of fine dining (Trade Paperback / Paperback, Digital original)

            By James, Victoria

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            An affecting memoir from America's youngest sommelier, tracing her path through the glamorous but famously toxic restaurant world

            ISBN 9780349726267
            Released NZ 31 Mar 2020
            Publisher Little, Brown Book Group
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            Denali: The Story of an Exceptional Dog

            Denali: The Story of an Exceptional Dog (Trade Paperback / Paperback)

            By Moon, Ben

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            In the bestselling tradition of Marley & Me, the moving story of a dog, his human, and the friendship that saved both of their lives - and inspired countless others. When Ben Moon moved to Oregon, he hadn't planned on getting a dog. But when he met the soulful gaze of a husky-pit... bull cross pup in a rescue shelter, Ben instantly felt a connection, and his friendship with the extraordinary Denali was born. The two friends set out on the road together, on an adventure that would take them across the American west and through some of the best years of their lives. When Ben was diagnosed with colorectal cancer at age 29, Denali never once left his side until the two adventurers were back out surfing and climbing crags. It was only a short time later that Denali was struck by the same disease, and Ben had the chance to return the favor. With the help of a couple of filmmaker friends, Ben made a short film as a tribute to the dog he admits helped form him into an adult. It was a labour of love that struck a chord worldwide, viewed by more than 15 million people, and continues to touch new audiences. Denali is the story of a powerful friendship that shaped Ben and Denali's lives - and inspired countless others - showing the power of the strength and love that we give and receive when we have our friends by our side.
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            ISBN 9781925791013
            Published NZ 1 Feb 2020
            Publisher Simon & Schuster Australia
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