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  • Car Crash

    A Memoir

    by Lech Blaine

    At seventeen, Lech Blaine walked away unharmed from a car crash that killed three of his friends and left two in comas.On a May night in 2009, seven boys in Toowoomba, Queensland, piled into a car. They never arrived at their destination. The driver made a routine error, leading to a head-on collision.In the aftermath, rumours about speed and drink driving erupted. There was intense scrutiny from ... Read more

    $12.99 AUD

  • White Horses

    by Rachael Treasure

    From one of Australia's bestselling and much-loved authors comes a sweeping, powerful story of a young woman who has to overcome loss and trauma to find the courage to live life on her terms.'Treasure writes with true grit, wit and warmth' Australian Women's Weekly'This isn't classic Rachael Treasure. This is even better.Treasure has produced a polished, heart-wrenching and hopeful novel that will ... Read more

    $9.99 AUD

  • The Round Yard (A Woodlea Novel, #5)

    by Alissa Callen

    series A Woodlea Novel #5
    A heartfelt story about finding where you belong. A new Woodlea rural romance by bestselling Australian author Alissa Callen.For only child Neve Fitzpatrick, family is everything. When she loses her mother, she heads to the bush to rent a farmhouse near her grandmother's family home. To keep herself busy and her grief at bay, she offers to look after two little redheaded cowgirls and adopts a ... Read more

    $5.99 AUD

  • Pilgrimage

    by Mary Durack

    With vivid and passionate descriptions of her beloved outback, Mary Durack brings alive the spirit of our country and those who have shaped it.Pilgrimage is an unforgettable journey through the vibrant landscape and life of Mary Durack, from her early writings in the 1930s through to the mid-1980s.Though best known for two family histories that have become literary classics, Kings in Grass Castles ... Read more

    $12.99 AUD

  • All the Birds, Singing

    by Evie Wyld

    Who or what is watching Jake Whyte from the woods? Jake Whyte is the sole resident of an old farmhouse on an unnamed island, a place of ceaseless rains and battering winds. Its just her, her untamed companion, Dog, and a flock of sheep. Which is how she wanted it to be. But something is coming for the sheep every few nights it picks one off, leaves it in rags.It could be anything. There are foxes ... Read more

    $12.99 AUD

  • Beneath Outback Skies

    by Alissa Callen

    series Random Romance #6
    A captivating rural romance featuring an indomitable young woman determined to save her family farm, and the city-boy who is not all he seems... Paige Quinn will let nothing and no one distract her from caring for her crippled father, Connor, and fighting for her remote, drought-stricken property, Banora Downs. Least of all a surprise farm-stay guest named Tait Cavanaugh, whose smooth words are as ... Read more

    $9.99 AUD

  • Icons of England

    by Bill Bryson

    This celebration of the English countryside does not only focus on the rolling green landscapes and magnificent monuments that set England apart from the rest of the world. Many of the contributors bring their own special touch, presenting a refreshingly eclectic variety of personal icons, from pub signs to seaside piers, from cattle grids to canal boats, and from village cricket to nimbies.First ... Read more

    $12.99 AUD

  • The Shepherd's Life

    A Tale of the Lake District

    by James Rebanks

    THE SUNDAY TIMES NUMBER ONE BESTSELLER**'Affectionate, evocative, illuminating. A story of survival - of a flock, a landscape and a disappearing way of life. I love this book' Nigel Slater'Triumphant, a pastoral for the 21st century' Helen Davies, Sunday Times, Books of the Year'The nature publishing sensation of the year, unsentimental yet luminous' Melissa Harrison, The Times, Books of the Year* ... Read more

    $4.99 AUD

  • Confetti at the Cornish Café (The Cornish Café Series, Book 3)

    by Phillipa Ashley

    series The Cornish Café Series #3
    An escapist read that’s as good as a holiday!‘Warm and funny and feel-good. The best sort of holiday read’ Katie Fforde‘Filled with warm and likeable characters. Great fun!’ Jill MansellCal and Demi are preparing to launch their beloved Kilhallon Resort in Cornwall as a wedding venue. With the cliff-top setting and coastal views, it's the perfect place for a magical ceremony.But their first ... Read more

    $9.99 AUD

  • Deer Hunting With Jesus

    dispatches from America's class war

    by Joe Bageant

    When Joe Bageant returned to his hometown of Winchester, Virginia, he rediscovered his redneck roots: ‘the great beery, NASCAR-loving, church-going, gun-owning America that has never set foot in a Starbucks’. But he soon realised that these were the very people who had carried George W. Bush to victory.This seemed ironic, because Winchester, like countless American small towns, was fast becoming ... Read more

    $21.33 AUD

  • Cider With Rosie

    by Laurie Lee Mbe Mbe

    Cider with Rosie is a wonderfully vivid memoir of childhood in a remote Cotswold village, a village before electricity or cars, a timeless place on the verge of change. Growing up amongst the fields and woods and characters of the place, Laurie Lee depicts a world that is both immediate and real and belongs to a now-distant past. ... Read more

    $12.99 AUD

  • Letters From the Past

    The bestselling family drama of secrets and second chances

    by Erica James

    The captivating new drama of family secrets and second chances, from Sunday Times bestselling author Erica JamesSuffolk, 1962. The Devereux family are gathering for a party, and a series of anonymous letters are about to turn the sleepy village of Melstead St Mary upside down . . .Evelyn is preparing to celebrate her 20th wedding anniversary, but there are secrets she's never told her beloved ... Read more

    $12.99 AUD

  • Dover One

    by Joyce Porter

    series A Dover Mystery #1
    Detective Chief Inspector Wilfred Dover is the most idle and avaricious hero in all of crime fiction. Why should he even be bothered to solve the case?For its own very good reasons, Scotland Yard sends Dover off to remote Creedshire to investigate the disappearance of a young housemaid, Juliet Rugg.Though there's every cause to assume that she has been murdered – she gave her favours freely and ... Read more

    $2.19 AUD

  • Mr Finchley Discovers His England

    by Victor Canning

    series Classic Canning #1
    Mr Edgar Finchley, unmarried clerk, aged 45, is told to take a holiday for the first time in his life. He decides to go to the seaside. But Fate has other plans in store…From his abduction by a cheerful crook, to his smuggling escapade off the south coast, the timid but plucky Mr Finchley is plunged into a series of the most astonishing and extraordinary adventures.His rural adventure takes him ... Read more

    $2.19 AUD

  • A Pinch of Salt

    Escape to the Highlands with a story of love, loss and family this Christmas

    by Eileen Ramsay

    series Flowers of Scotland #3
    For fans of Catherine Cookson comes Eileen Ramsay's tale of heartbreak, hope and family - the perfect read to curl up with this Christmas.'He saw the intelligence in her eyes and the beauty and strength of character in her face . . . 'Since the death of her mother, Kate Kennedy has been parent, helper and house keeper to her large family. But life changes drastically as the young men leave the ... Read more

    $8.79 AUD

  • A Zoo in My Luggage

    by Gerald Durrell

    The true and hilarious story of how Gerald Durrell and his wife set up their own zoo. Journeying to the Cameroons, he and his wife, helped by the renowned Fon of Bafut, managed to collect 'plenty beef.' Their difficulties began when they found themselves back at home, with Cholmondely the chimpanzee, Bug-Eye the bush-baby, and other founder members... and nowhere to put them ... Read more

    $12.99 AUD

  • A Wood of One's Own

    by Ruth Pavey and 1 more

    'Delightful... Pavey writes with warmth and spirit, and brings this space to life' Penelope Lively'Captivating and grounded... If this book was not as much a pleasure to write as it is to read, I'll eat my hat and gardening glove'ObserverAfter years spent living amid the thrum of London, Ruth Pavey yearned to reconnect with the British countryside and she endeavoured to realise her long-held dream ... Read more

    $10.88 AUD

  • Gypsy Bride

    One girl's true story of falling in love with a gypsy boy

    by Sam Skye Lee

    'I felt like Cinderella, Sleeping Beauty, Snow White and all the other fairy-tale princesses, and Pat was my Prince Charming.'Sam Skye Lee had often thought about getting married, but never imagined that her dress would be bright pink with flashing lights and weigh a staggering 20-stone. But then she didn't count on having a gypsy wedding...It's rare for a 'gorger', or non-traveller, to marry into ... Read more

    $14.99 AUD

  • Dover Two

    by Joyce Porter

    series A Dover Mystery #2
    Detective Chief Inspector Wilfred Dover is the most idle and avaricious hero in all of crime fiction. Why should he even be bothered to solve the case?One February evening in northern England, a young woman is shot in the head and left in a coma. Eight months later she dies, thus becoming a welcome excuse to dispatch the odious Inspector Dover as far as possible from London.It soon appears that ... Read more

    $5.49 AUD

  • Ache

    by Eliza Henry-Jones

    The much anticipated new novel - about how a family, and a rural community, recover from a terrible bushfire - from a stunning young Australian writer, Eliza Henry Jones.A year ago, a devastating bushfire ripped Annie's world apart - killing her grandmother, traumatising her young daughter and leaving her mother's home in the mountains half destroyed. Annie fled back to the city, but the mountain ... Read more

    $14.99 AUD

  • Drowned Lives

    by Stephen Booth

    Set in and around the dark, misty canals of Lichfield, Stephen Booth's incredible new novel is awash with mystery.When council officer Chris Buckley is approached by an odd old man demanding help in healing a decades-old family rift, he sends the stranger away.But then the old man is murdered, and the police arrive on the Chris's doorstep asking questions to which he has no answers.As Chris begins ... Read more

    $12.99 AUD

  • The Gunpowder and Glory Girls

    The Bomb Girls 4

    by Rosie Archer

    series The Bomb Girls #1
    The fourth in this series of WW2 sagas about a group of women friends fighting their own battles on the Home FrontThe war is drawing to a close, but the munitions girls are still hard at work in the factory. Gladys, who's been promoted to overseer, has been feeling lonely lately. Her friend Em, and Em's daughter Lizzie, have moved away, and a lot of others have left Gosport too. Then an act of ... Read more

    $11.99 AUD

  • Keep Him My Country

    by Mary Durack

    Keep Him My Country is a powerful novel of a young man's experience of the harsh beauty of the outback, growing up and the difficult learning experience that accompanies it.When 19-year-old Stan Rolt strikes out for the Northern Territory, determined to manage an ailing family cattle station, he plays into the hands of his manipulative grandfather. Intending to spend two years at Trafalgar Station ... Read more

    $12.99 AUD

  • Quarterly Essay 77 Cry Me a River

    The Tragedy of the Murray–Darling Basin

    by Margaret Simons

    series Quarterly Essay #77
    The Murray–Darling Basin is the food bowl of Australia, and it’s in trouble. What does this mean for the future – for water and crops, and for the people and towns that depend on it?In Cry Me a River, acclaimed journalist Margaret Simons takes a trip through the Basin, all the way from Queensland to South Australia. She shows that its plight is environmental but also economic, and enmeshed in ... Read more

    $11.99 AUD