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A Flight Against All Odds: Scotland to Australia in 1968 by Kate Clements

A Flight Against All Odds: Scotland to Australia in 1968

by Kate Clements

Biographic

It's not everyone's idea of a honeymoon - a 12000 mile flight from Scotland to Australia in a single engine, canvas covered plane. Even less idyllic if the pilot has only 44 hours flying experience and the navigator learned her job via a do-it-yo...

A Commisioning in Ammonia by R.B. Ward

A Commisioning in Ammonia

by R.B. Ward

Australian Fiction

Continues the adventure… Which began as getting a project approved And then building an ammonia-based fertilizer factory.

The Panache of the Pastry Chef by Duncan Campbell

The Panache of the Pastry Chef

by Duncan Campbell

Cookbook

Confection temptation — sweet surrender — sticky endings… These three epitomise the pastry chef's endeavour to satisfy and maintain clients' needs. The pastry chef's world is one of mystique, magic and endurance. Their showmansh...

Dual Carriageway by John Considine

Dual Carriageway

by John Considine

Australian Fiction

Set in Sussex in the United Kingdom in the early part of the twenty-first century, this novel follows the often difficult life of Shane Willing.

Some Touch of Pity by Lawrence Pope

Some Touch of Pity

by Lawrence Pope

Political Science

What to do when Victoria's oldest scientific institution, the Royal Melbourne Botanic Gardens, plans to exterminate struggling native flying foxes while telling the public the opposite?

Abigail and the Terror by Jacqui L. Rennie

Abigail and the Terror

by Jacqui L. Rennie

Historical Fiction

In the seventeenth century colonial town of Salem, Pastor Parris household grows larger with the coming of his niece, the young Abigail, cousin of his daughter, Betty.

Andromeda Calling? by Raymond J. Burt

Andromeda Calling?

by Raymond J. Burt

Sci Fi

An in-depth study into the mind of an alien crewmember. A look at time and space of several aliens and how they react to human beings; their idea or hypothesis about our lives, our everyday thoughts and modern society.

Broken by Gail Jensz

Broken

by Gail Jensz

Australian Fiction

Two years ago, Jessie Wyre died, but to Meredith Reed it feels like only yesterday. 'I remember Jessie holding me close to him on those days we sought refuge in his bedroom together,' ...

Cut to the Chase by Ray Scott

Cut to the Chase

by Ray Scott

Thriller

Harry Wallace is asked by the Australian Intelligence Service to collect and deliver a small package during a business trip to Indonesia.

Dark Side of the Mind by Frances O'Brien

Dark Side of the Mind

by Frances O'Brien

Psychology

This true story of John, a young schizophrenic man, the eldest of four boys, who grew up in Canberra at the time Walter Burley Griffin was designing the lake, in a happy home where he had fun, got up to mischief with his brothers and was regarded...

Brothers in Exile by Leon Isackson

Brothers in Exile

by Leon Isackson

Historical

An exciting journey through Australian history from 1812 to 1937, as the author sets out to solve the secrets of a mysterious grandmother he never knew.

Massacre at Myall Creek by Laurie Barber

Massacre at Myall Creek

by Laurie Barber

Australian History

The Massacre at Myall Creek represents a tragic page in Australia's history. The massacre was described by the Chief Justice, Sir James Dowling, as 'one of the most important cases which has ever come under our notice since there has been a Supre...

Australia's Water Markets by Manabu Kondo

Australia's Water Markets

by Manabu Kondo

Educational

An evaluation of Australia's water market as a new global standard for managing water resources.

Secrets of Happy People by Carlo Fraiia

Secrets of Happy People

by Carlo Fraiia

Self Help

Carlo Fraiia has suffered from depression and loneliness and has survived. He has gathered many wisdoms along the way and he has realised that he wants to share his strategies.

Stoney Broke and the Hi-Spenders by Rocky Dabscheck

Stoney Broke and the Hi-Spenders

by Rocky Dabscheck

Australian Fiction

"We've decided for our Moomba performance we should only do songs we know."
"As the band's musical director I would like to say I agree with you completely."

The Code of the Apocalypse by Dr Martin Cole

The Code of the Apocalypse

by Dr Martin Cole

Thriller

21st December 2012 came and went. Apparently, the world had survived the foretold Apocalypse.

The Day Was Made for Walking by Noel Braun

The Day Was Made for Walking

by Noel Braun

Memoir

Noel Braun yearns to walk the Camino, the ancient pilgrimage route that leads across France and Spain to Santiago de Compostela. Since the suicide of Maris, his beloved wife of forty-two years, he has struggled to find himself.

Eat for Your Life by Alison Taafe

Eat for Your Life

by Alison Taafe

Cookbook

Taafe's research and vast knowledge of food will demystify nutrition for you and show you how diseases and complaints such as Cancer, Multiple Sclerosis, Heart Disease, High Cholesterol, Diabetes, Stress, Low Immune System, Colds and Flu can be h...

Death by Choice by Vicki Hutchinson

Death by Choice

by Vicki Hutchinson

Memoir

I used to believe I was what some people would refer to as "normal" compared to others. My life was healthy, free and fun.

Faraway on an Island by Liz Newton

Faraway on an Island

by Liz Newton

Romance

In 1979 Ruby O'Leary follows her dream, only to find herself on an island in the Pacific Ocean, about ten degrees south of the Equator.

Against the Wind by James O'Brien

Against the Wind

by James O'Brien

Memoir

Set in Dublin during the years of the Second World War and in England during the postwar years of the 1950s and 1960s Against the Wind is a lively and compelling memoir.

England's Ethnic Cleansing of  the Jews by Leonie Star

England's Ethnic Cleansing of the Jews

by Leonie Star

European History

William Duke of Normandy conquers England in 1066. Jews follow him, arriving as traders. They have financial expertise and money-lending capabilities that are much needed in the medieval economy.

Careering into Corrections by Cleo Lynch

Careering into Corrections

by Cleo Lynch

Memoir
Relationships

The disintegration of a marriage and a plummeting in financial and social status when in her late forties, leaves the author stranded with a limited income...

My Brother Sean by Sean Hampsey

My Brother Sean

by Sean Hampsey

Memoir

This story, (the first of a trilogy) covers the period in Ireland of The Hampsey family, leading up to the late 50s until their arrival as £ 10 pound migrants in Australia, November 1960.

The Black Sheep by Ray Burt

The Black Sheep

by Ray Burt

Memoir

the autobiography of a paraplegic details the events leading towards his motorbike accident that resulted in his becoming a paraplegic, how his life dramatically changed and how he has dealt with it ever since.

Small, Sweet, Bitter: the psyche of the pastry chef by Duncan Campbell

Small, Sweet, Bitter: the psyche of the pastry chef

by Duncan Campbell

Food
Cookbook

What really goes through the minds of pastry chefs? Are they like kitchen chefs? Are they of the same temperament? Do they get the same recognition?

The Real Middle Earth - The Origin of The Lord of the Rings by Michael Muhling

The Real Middle Earth - The Origin of The Lord of the Rings

by Michael Muhling

Historical

JRR Tolkien's inspiration for his best-selling books, The Lord of the Rings, has always been a mystery.

Inclusion: Battling for Disability by Christine Baxter

Inclusion: Battling for Disability

by Christine Baxter

Medical
Biographic

A few months after her arrival in Australia, eighteen year old Chris Baxter reads a letter addressed to her boyfriend's mother that sets the course for the rest of her life.

Real and Reel by Brian McFarlane

Real and Reel

by Brian McFarlane

Biographic
Memoir

A light-hearted, ironic account of a lifetime's addiction. It is one person's story, but it may strike familiar sparks among many others.

Lonely for My Land by Tish Lees

Lonely for My Land

by Tish Lees

Memoir

As one of the earliest properties pioneered north of the twenty-sixth parallel in the Roebourne District of the Pilbara, Karratha Station harbours a fascinating history.

The Power of Creating through Affirmations by Laurie Leah Levine

The Power of Creating through Affirmations

by Laurie Leah Levine

Self Help

Affirmations have the power to help us feel better and to create a more positive future for ourselves and our loved ones.

Choices by Jeff Edwards

Choices

by Jeff Edwards

Thriller

When Dan Travers is faced with the prospect of losing his job in humiliating circumstances, and possibly going to jail, he makes a desperate choice.

The Great Trial by Estelle Harris

The Great Trial

by Estelle Harris

Memoir

"We were never given a reason for being sent to the orphanage, but I suspect my father was in some sort of trouble. Our board and lodging was paid for. "

New Earth by Kerry Anderson

New Earth

by Kerry Anderson

Sci Fi

As part of the Elite, Steele Dyason goes undercover as a favour to his father on the planet Fervra.

Granny's House by Dawn Barr

Granny's House

by Dawn Barr

Children's

The real life adventures of Rohan between the ages of twelve months and three years will amuse and delight children, parents and grandparents.

The Rainbow Snail by Robyn Neil

The Rainbow Snail

by Robyn Neil

Children's

The story of an ordinary snail, who finds out he's not so ordinary after all.

From Wireless to Wallabies: a life of Norman McCance by Janet Werkmeister

From Wireless to Wallabies: a life of Norman McCance

by Janet Werkmeister

Biographic

Norman McCance was one of the stars of early radio in Melbourne. He became immensely popular during the second half of the 1920s for his broadcasts of wrestling matches for radio station 3LO, now known as 774 ABC

Lose? No Way! by Ronald Prehn Palmer

Lose? No Way!

by Ronald Prehn Palmer

Biographic

Although we put much energy into controlling events in our lives by working hard, seeking financial security and stable supportive relationships, many things remain unpredictable.

When Tears Ran Dry by Vivian Waring

When Tears Ran Dry

by Vivian Waring

Australian Fiction

In the mid-sixties Therrie receives a letter from an unknown soldier serving overseas. Falling hopelessly in love, she is catapulted on a course of love and adventure, unprepared for heartache and pain long after the Vietnam War is over.

Lions and Lilies Book 2: The Order of the Lily by Catherine A Wilson

Lions and Lilies Book 2: The Order of the Lily

by Catherine A Wilson

Historical Fiction

When valour and duty stand above a heart's desire ...

Big Days, Whoppers and Oh My Gods by J.P. Mayfred

Big Days, Whoppers and Oh My Gods

by J.P. Mayfred

Australian Fiction

My friend always said that there were only three types of days in this world: Big ones, Whoppers and Oh, my Gods.

The Secret Fire by Laurie Jo Moore

The Secret Fire

by Laurie Jo Moore

Historical

This book tells the gripping stories of twelve men who were imprisoned in the death camps in Laos. It tells the truth about the hidden war in Laos.

Wallaby Stew: Inspiring Stories from Down Under by Di Perkins

Wallaby Stew: Inspiring Stories from Down Under

by Di Perkins

Inspirational Stories

Di Perkins, influenced by the ABC television program Australian Story, has collected equally inspirational stories as told to her by young adults...

She Couldn't Say Goodbye by Peter Russell

She Couldn't Say Goodbye

by Peter Russell

Biographic

Emma was your normal kid - a kid full of energy who loved to hang out with her friends. Her passion was dancing and singing and her teenage world was innocent and exciting.This is the true story that will break any parent's heart.

The Longest Journey by Amanda Stuart

The Longest Journey

by Amanda Stuart

Psychology

In The Longest Journey: finding the true self, Amanda Stuart describes how clients, men and women, addressed a range of difficulties, including anxiety and depression.

The Lily and the Lion by Catherine A Wilson

The Lily and the Lion

by Catherine A Wilson

Romance

Separated in infancy, rediscovered by chance, can they unravel a mystery and find a way to reunite? Wistful and passionate, the wayward Cécile d’Armagnac has enjoyed the indulgent childhood of a French noble...

Grandma's Gap Years by Mary Steel

Grandma's Gap Years

by Mary Steel

Travel
Memoir

Travel abroad in the 1950s – what was it like? Why did you go? How did you get there? Who did you meet? Did it change your outlook? How did you cope without a credit card or mobile?

War at Our Door by Irene Drummond

War at Our Door

by Irene Drummond

Historical Fiction

Throughout her moving and epic tale set during the Second World War, first-time author, Irene Drummond, enthrals the reader with the adventures of the Land Army Girls.

As the Sparks Fly Upwards by Richard Stamp

As the Sparks Fly Upwards

by Richard Stamp

Australian Fiction

When Mark, a newly ordained young English Anglican priest feels called to work with one of the bush brotherhoods in the Australian outback he discovers that all of his recently acquired book learning is one thing...

My Innermost Thoughts by Lorna Ramirez

My Innermost Thoughts

by Lorna Ramirez

Self Help

Lorna Ramirez wrote this book so she could share her wisdoms with others. She has been an observer of human behaviour and emotions and has built up her own personal philosophies throughout her life.

The Rainbow Snail Finds a Friend by Robyn Neil

The Rainbow Snail Finds a Friend

by Robyn Neil

Children's

When a strange little snail lands in the Rainbow snail's garden what will happen to him and who will welcome him into their world?

They Move Among Us by James Hall

They Move Among Us

by James Hall

Fiction

"They" do move among us, always have and always will.

Sweet on the Dark Side by Katie Louise

Sweet on the Dark Side

by Katie Louise

Australian Fiction

Have you ever thought about how a coincidence can change the life of a family? Or perhaps why an accidental insult leaves you feeling perplexed and bewildered ...

Book of the Weak by Joe Reich

Book of the Weak

by Joe Reich

Australian Fiction
Satire

Dr Moss Lane Lives the so-called good life, with a busy medical practice, an attractive wife and a modern luxury home in the Melbourne suburbs.

A Project in Ammonia by Ron Ward

A Project in Ammonia

by Ron Ward

Australian Fiction

An adventure in physical, management and social engineering and contradicts turgeon’s Law (ninety percent of everything is crud) by what happens when an unlikely group of four people.

Love Under Occupation by Christine de Matos

Love Under Occupation

by Christine de Matos

Memoir
Australian History

In 1946, a devastated and defeated Japan was occupied by Australian forces based in the prefecture of Hiroshima.

Losing My Marbles by Marian Penman

Losing My Marbles

by Marian Penman

Biographic
Health

Susan Webster is a vibrant fifty-one-year-old, married for twenty-odd years to chauvinistic Nick. She has a family, a career and a lover

Billy Two by Gary Boyd

Billy Two

by Gary Boyd

Australian Fiction

The Australian outback is a vast emptiness most people never get the chance to visit. Many that do are overcome by the isolation, the incredible distances and for the most part its deafening silence. However, those lucky ones who live there love the

Acrobats of Reason by Graham Butchart

Acrobats of Reason

by Graham Butchart

Thriller

Acrobats of Reason is the compelling story of Martin Wilson-Jones, his struggle to survive Indonesia’s corporate world and the steady erosion of his own principles.

A Woman's War by Jaqueline and John Dinan

A Woman's War

by Jaqueline and John Dinan

Historical

Rosie is not alone in her growing apprehension towards Australiaís involvement in a war.

Fighting Fit by Dr Surendra Bordia

Fighting Fit

by Dr Surendra Bordia

Health

Fighting Fit is a concise, crisp everyday guide to living longer, healthier and happier.

Under the Linden Tree by Margaret Reid

Under the Linden Tree

by Margaret Reid

Memoir
WWII History

Under the Linden Tree is the true story of Rudolf as he relates his life experiences in therapy sessions over a period of years.

Transgression by Geraldine Wooller

Transgression

by Geraldine Wooller

Australian Fiction

Eleanor is returning to Italy after a fifteen-year absence. She is out to lay old ghosts to rest and to examine at a distance the grief that stalks her.

Trapped Beneath the Ice by Mary Wicks

Trapped Beneath the Ice

by Mary Wicks

Children's
Fiction

Crossbeak, Bonnet and Bone, a family of three Grey Whales, are trapped beneath the ice with no means of escape. In order to survive they must have air and they can find no breaks in the ice through which they can breathe

Antarctica to Footscray Arch Hoadley A Man of Inspiration and Courage by Jack A. Hoadley

Antarctica to Footscray Arch Hoadley A Man of Inspiration and Courage

by Jack A. Hoadley

Biographic

This fascinating biography of an inspiring and inspired Australian has been researched by his son Jack Hoadley, who was seeking the father that he lost when only thirteen years of age.

Gaining a Sense of Self by Karen Laura-Lee Wilson

Gaining a Sense of Self

by Karen Laura-Lee Wilson

Memoir

Many years later when I asked how she felt when the doll was accidentally smashed she replied ?I could have killed you?. She meant it. Six decades on she still had not forgiven me.

Sighting of a Dolphin by Rosslyn Thomas

Sighting of a Dolphin

by Rosslyn Thomas

Fiction
Fantasy

Matthew’s mother disappears one night, but leaves behind Fluke, a plastic dolphin, who becomes Matthew’s constant companion.

Left of Tomorrow - A Journey of Stroke Recovery by Wendy J. Lyons

Left of Tomorrow - A Journey of Stroke Recovery

by Wendy J. Lyons

Memoir

It comes as a great shock, when suddenly from one minute  to  the next,
we are who we are, and then we are not…
'What? You had a stroke? Well, it could not have been very serious…

O'Malley MHR by Larry Noye

O'Malley MHR

by Larry Noye

Australian History

He well and truly does. Colour went with King O'Malley. He breezes into the Melbourne Centennial Exhibition of 1888 to have international pressmen rocking with laughter as he tells his stories.

Key Clicks and High Tension by Barry Abley

Key Clicks and High Tension

by Barry Abley

Historical Fiction

Tom Adams was fascinated with telegraphy from an early age and was invited to witness the transmission of the first shore to ship message in the Southern Hemisphere.

Escape from Oppression by Miriam Aviva Micheel

Escape from Oppression

by Miriam Aviva Micheel

Biographic

Escape from Oppression is a true story, set against the backdrop of Germany in the 1930s and 1940s.

Before I Forget by Allan Stanton

Before I Forget

by Allan Stanton

Biographic
Australian History

Allan Stanton's dreams of becoming a professional golfer were cut short in June 1967 when he was called up for National Service in the Australian Army

From the Dreaming to the Dreamers by Gavin Dickson

From the Dreaming to the Dreamers

by Gavin Dickson

Australian History
Sport

The Australian Wrestling Tradition
An exploration of the origin and history of the world?s oldest sport

An Introduction to Bernard Lonergan by Peter Beer

An Introduction to Bernard Lonergan

by Peter Beer

Biographic

This book aims to help form a basis for inquiry into Lonergan?s achievement in his new approach to the great philosophical questions...

The Dictates of Destiny by Royce Hall

The Dictates of Destiny

by Royce Hall

Memoir

The Dictates of Destiny is an intriguing story concerning a most unusual and complex man.View the movie trailer at http://www.dictatesofdestiny.com/

ADHD to the Power of Three by Carolyn Angelin

ADHD to the Power of Three

by Carolyn Angelin

Biographic
Medical

A mother?s story of raising triplets
Carolyn Angelin wants a quiet life ? a husband, couple of kids, a house in the ?burbs, and a dog.
Is that too much to ask?