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  • Dancing with the Enemy

    From the bestselling author of The Collaborator comes a compelling story of betrayal, collusion, revenge, and redemption set in German-occupied Jersey during World War II.June 1940. `It was a perfect June evening that began with hope and ended in despair.' So begins the journal of Hugh Jackson, a Jersey doctor, whose idyllic world is shattered when Britain abandons the Channel Islands which are ... Read more

    $12.99 AUD

  • The Secret World of Connie Starr

    by Robbi Neal ...
    A stunning evocation of Australian life through the war to the 1950s, this novel is intimate and sweeping, immediate and dreamlike - a magical rendering of darkness and joy, and the beauty inherent in difference. For readers of Sarah Winman's Still Life, Trent Dalton's All Our Shimmering Skies and Rosalie Ham's The Dressmaker.Connie Starr was always a difficult child. Her mother knew as soon as ... Read more

    $3.99 AUD

  • The Rose Code

    by Kate Quinn ...
    The brand-new historical novel from the bestselling author of The Alice Network and The Huntress!*Winner of Historical Novel of the Year in NetGalley UK’s Books of 2021*‘A terrific book bursting with vivid atmosphere’ Dinah Jefferies, #1 bestselling author of The Tea-Planter’s Wife’Wonderful…A hugely satisfying and thrilling read’ Fern Britton, #1 bestselling author of Daughter... ... Read more

    $3.99 AUD

  • Wolf Hall: Winner of the Man Booker Prize (The Wolf Hall Trilogy, Book 1)

    by Hilary Mantel ...
    Book 1 - The Wolf Hall Trilogy
    Winner of the Man Booker Prize Shortlisted for the the Orange Prize Shortlisted for the Costa Novel Award`Dizzyingly, dazzlingly good' Daily Mail‘Our most brilliant English writer’ GuardianEngland, the 1520s. Henry VIII is on the throne, but has no heir. Cardinal Wolsey is his chief advisor, charged with securing the divorce the pope refuses to grant. Into this atmosphere of distrust and need ... Read more

    $3.99 AUD

  • The Brightest Star

    by Emma Harcourt ...
    A thirst for learning and a passion for astronomy draw an extraordinary young woman deep into the intellectual maelstrom, political complexities and religious extremism of Renaissance Florence. This beautifully crafted novel will appeal to readers of Karen Brooks' The Good Wife of Bath and Pip Williams' Dictionary of Lost Words.1496 It is the height of the Renaissance and its flowering of ... Read more

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  • No Hearts of Gold

    by Jackie French ...
    SOME GIRLS ARE BORN TO BE LOVED,SOME ARE BORN TO BE USEFUL,AND SOME ARE BORN TO BE BAD ...Indulged and wealthy Kat Fitzhubert is sold in an arranged marriage to a colony across the world. Lady Viola Montefiore is the dark-skinned changeling of a ducal family, kept hidden and then shipped away. Titania Boot is as broad as a carthorse, and as useful.On the long sea voyage from their homeland of ... Read more

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  • The Codebreakers

    by Alli Sinclair ...
    They will dedicate their lives to their country, but no one will ever know...A compelling story about tenacity and friendship, inspired by the real codebreaking women of Australia's top-secret Central Bureau in WWII. For readers who love Judy Nunn and Kate Quinn.1943, Brisbane: The war continues to devastate and the battle for the Pacific threatens Australian shores. For Ellie O'Sullivan, helping ... Read more

    $12.99 AUD $3.99 AUD

  • A Single Thread

    FROM THE GLOBALLY BESTSELLING AUTHOR OF GIRL WITH A PEARL EARRING‘Bittersweet … dazzling’ Guardian‘Deeply pleasurable … the ending made me cry’ The Times‘Told with a wealth of detail and narrative intensity’ Penelope LivelyViolet is 38.The First World War took everything from her. Her brother, her fiancé – and her future. She is now considered a ‘surplus wo... ... Read more

    $3.99 AUD

  • The Seven Husbands of Evelyn Hugo

    The entrancing story of a reclusive Hollywood starlet as she reflects on her relentless rise to the top and the long-held secrets the public could never imagine – from the bestselling author of Daisy Jones & The Six.Reclusive Hollywood movie icon Evelyn Hugo is finally ready to tell the truth about her glamorous and scandalous life. But when she chooses unknown magazine reporter Monique Grant for ... Read more

    $14.99 AUD

  • Shrines of Gaiety

    From the global No.1 bestselling author of Life After Life

    by Kate Atkinson ...
    'This is the perfect novel for uncertain times.' THE TIMES'I can think of few writers other than Dickens who can match it' SUNDAY TIMES'A rich cast of characters, an elegantly intricate plot - this is classic Atkinson' OBSERVER'This book is one to savour, for the energy, for the wit, for the tenderness of characterisation that make Atkinson enduringly popular' GUARDIAN____1926, and in... ... Read more

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  • The Berlin Girl

    The heart-wrenching and unforgettable tale of a world on the brink of war from the internationally bestselling author of The German Midwife.Berlin, 1938: It’s the height of summer, and Germany is on the brink of war. When fledgling reporter Georgie Young is posted to Berlin, alongside fellow Londoner Max Spender, she knows they are entering the eye of the storm.Arriving to a city swathed in red ... Read more

    $2.99 AUD

  • The Diamond Hunter

    ‘It won’t matter how many diamonds you find if you lose the love of your child.’When six-year-old Clementine Knight loses her mother to malaria during the 1870s diamond rush in southern Africa, she is left to be raised by her destitute, alcoholic father, James. Much of Clementine’s care falls to their trusty Zulu companion, Joseph One-Shoe, and the unlikely pair form an unbreakable bond.When the ... Read more

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  • The Orphans

    Orphan Fleur Appleby is adopted by a loving undertaker and his wife and she quickly develops a special gift for helping bereaved families. Her ambition to be the first female mortician in the country is fuelled by her plan to bring more women into the male dominated funeral industry.Raised in the outback of South Australia’s Flinders Ranges, Tom Catchlove is faced with a life-changing tragedy as a ... Read more

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  • Atlas: The Story of Pa Salt

    by Lucinda Riley ...
    Co-authored by her son, Harry Whittaker, Atlas: The Story of Pa Salt draws the Seven Sisters series, Lucinda Riley's multimillion copy sensation, to its stunning, unforgettable conclusion.*Publishing Spring 2023****Praise for The Seven Sisters series:'The Seven Sisters series is heart-wrenching, uplifting and utterly enthralling' - Lucy Foley'Well researched and compelling … on an epic scale' - ... Read more

    $15.99 AUD

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  • Lessons

    the new novel from the Sunday Times No. 1 bestselling author of Atonement

    by Ian McEwan ...
    **Discover the Sunday Times bestselling new novel from Ian McEwan.Lessons is an intimate yet universal story of love, regret and a restless search for answers**.While the world is still counting the cost of the Second World War and the Iron Curtain has descended, young Roland Baines's life is turned upside down. Stranded at boarding school, his vulnerability attracts his piano teacher, Miriam ... Read more

    $14.99 AUD

  • All Our Shimmering Skies

    the next bestselling novel from the author of Boy Swallows Universe

    by Trent Dalton ...
    The author of Boy Swallows Universe, Trent Dalton returns with All Our Shimmering Skies - the bestselling, critically acclaimed novel destined to become another Australian classic.'A glinting, big-hearted miracle of a book' Richard Glover'A work of shimmering originality and energy, with extraordinary characters and a clever, thrilling plot ... unputdownable' Sydney Morning HeraldDarwin, 1... ... Read more

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  • Horse

    'He tilted his desk lamp so that the light fell on the image. The head of a bright bay colt gazed out of the canvas, the expression in the eyes unusual and haunting.'A discarded painting in a roadside clean-up, forgotten bones in a research archive, and Lexington, the greatest racehorse in US history. From these strands of fact, Geraldine Brooks weaves a sweeping story of spirit, obsession and ... Read more

    $16.99 AUD

  • The Marriage Portrait

    the breathtaking new novel from the No. 1 bestselling author of Hamnet

    'Every bit as evocative and spellbinding as Hamnet. O'Farrell, thank God, just seems to be getting better and better' i newspaper'Her narrative enchantment will wrest suspense and surprise out of a death foretold' Financial Times'Ingenious, inventive, humane, wry, truthful . . . better than her last novel' Scotsman'Finely written and vividly imagined' Guardian</stron... ... Read more

    $15.99 AUD

  • Cloud Cuckoo Land

    by Anthony Doerr ...
    THE SUNDAY TIMES BESTSELLER ‘A dazzling epic of love, war and the joy of books’ Guardian ONE OF BARACK OBAMA’S FAVOURITE BOOKS OF 2021 A NATIONAL BOOK AWARD FINALIST‘Wonderment and despair, love and destruction and hope – all find their place in its sumptuously plotted pages’ Observer‘There is magic in this place … You just have to sit and breathe and wait and it will find you’Fifteenth-century Co ... Read more

    $12.99 AUD

  • The Mirror and the Light (The Wolf Hall Trilogy, Book 3)

    by Hilary Mantel ...
    Book 3 - The Wolf Hall Trilogy
    The long-awaited sequel to Wolf Hall and Bring Up the Bodies, the stunning conclusion to Hilary Mantel’s Man Booker Prize-winning Wolf Hall trilogy.A Guardian Book of the Year • A Times Book of the Year • A Daily Telegraph Book of the Year • A Sunday Times Book of the Year • A New Statesman Book of the Year • A Spectator Book of the YearShortlisted for the Women... ... Read more

    $9.99 AUD

  • The Naturalist's Daughter

    by Tea Cooper ...
    A woman's bungled act of kindness sparks a chain of events that reverberates through the generations uncovering secrets, lies and the biggest scientific controversy of the nineteenth century, the classification of the platypus.Two women, a century apart, are drawn into a mystery surrounding the biggest scientific controversy of the nineteenth century, the classification of the platypus.1808 Agnes ... Read more

    $8.99 AUD

  • Beneath a Starless Sky

    by Tessa Harris ...
    ‘A gripping WW2 story of love, betrayal and courage…This novel will take you on a rollercoaster of emotions… A great read!’ – Reader Reviewer ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐Munich: Smoke filled the air.Lilli Sternberg’s quickening heart sounded an alarm as she rounded the street corner. Lifting her gaze to the rooftops, a roaring blaze of thick flames engulfed the side of the building and joined the stars to fill the ... Read more

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  • The Soviet Sisters: a gripping spy novel from the author of the international hit 'The German Heiress'

    by Anika Scott ...
    Two sisters become embroiled in the burgeoning Cold War in this spellbinding novel of espionage, secrets and betrayalsBerlin, 1947: good Soviets Vera and Marya find themselves mired in the covert post-war conflicts that are shaping a new world order. When Marya, an interpreter liaising with the British, gets caught in secret agent Vera’s web of deceit, she must make desperate choices to survive – ... Read more

    $3.99 AUD

  • Bring Up the Bodies (The Wolf Hall Trilogy, Book 2)

    by Hilary Mantel ...
    Book 2 - The Wolf Hall Trilogy
    Winner of the Man Booker Prize 2012 Winner of the 2012 Costa Book of the Year Shortlisted for the 2013 Women’s Prize for Fiction‘Simply exceptional…I envy anyone who hasn’t yet read it’ Daily Mail‘A gripping story of tumbling fury and terror’ Independent on SundayWith this historic win for Bring Up the Bodies, Hilary Mantel becomes the first British author and the first woman to be awarded two Man ... Read more

    $9.99 AUD