He hated the word ‘retirement’, but not as much as he hated the word ‘village’, as if ageing made you a peasant or a fool. Herein lives the village idiot.
Van Diemen’s Land, 1826.
When Bridget Crack arrives in the colony, she is just grateful to be on dry land. But finding the life of an indentured domestic servant intolerable, she pushes back and is punished for her insubordination-sent from one place to another, each significantly worse than the last. Too late, she realises the place she has ended up is the worst of all: the ‘Interior,’ where the hard cases are sent-a brutally hard life with a cruel master, miles from civilisation.
A moment of distraction, an unlocked car, a missing baby, how on earth could this happen? In a single day, a simple mistake will have
Deaf since early childhood, Caleb Zelic used to meet life head-on. Now he’s struggling just to get through the day. His best mate is dead, his ex-wife, Kat, is avoiding him, and nightmares haunt his waking hours.
But when a young woman is killed after pleading for his help in sign language, Caleb is determined to find out who she was
If you loved THE GUERNSEY LITERARY AND POTATO PEEL PIE SOCIETY, THE LITTLE COFFEE SHOP OF KABUL and THE THORN BIRDS you will devour this story of five different women united by one need: to overcome the vast distances of Australia’s Top End with friendship, tears, laughter, books and love.
Based on the true lives of Eugenia Fallen. Who was she?
Tally-Ho, Nina, Harry Crawford, or Jean Ford or all of them. Listen to Pip Smith talk about her brilliant original and highly provocative debut novel.
How can hope exist when the past is so easily forgotten? Pasha Ivanov is a child of the Freeze, born in Moscow during Brezhnev’s repressive
Crime, Drama and Anaesthesia are the themes of this week’s new books for you
A hot summer. A shocking murder. A town of secrets, waiting to explode. A brooding, suspenseful and explosive debut that will grip you from the first page to the last.
Hello and welcome to episode three of Friday Edition – new releases. Listen here to three short readings and information about the books and their authors.
The dishonest life and dishonoured loves of Thomas Guthrie Carr – Mesmerist
New releases today are: Gwen by Goldie Goldblum published by Fremantle Press (fiction) Pleasant Girls by Lia Weston published by Pan Macmillan Australia (fiction) Not
May Callaghan wasn’t frightened of a challenge. But she’d never expected to face this. A story of forced adoption in Australia set against the backdrop of the Vietnam War.
Introducing Edition the new podcast from The Book Podcast every Friday. Featuring new book releases for July 2017. Featured today: The Paris Wedding, a romance. Writing True Stories, Non fiction. Corpse Light an urban fantasy.
Glenna Thomson is an experienced blueberry orchardist. She has worked alongside backpackers, spent winter months pruning, and long days in the packing shed during harvest.
Hello everyone and thank you for subscribing to The Book Podcast. Next Tuesday’s podcast is an interview with Glenna Thomson about her book ‘Blueberry’ The
Petite, glamorous and beguiling, Jessie ‘Chubbie’ Miller was one remarkable woman … flyer, thrill seeker, heartbreaker. No adventure was too wild for her, no danger too extreme. And all over the world, men adored her.
Watching goes both ways… They watch for control, for survival, for pleasure. We watch for survival, for fear, for love. A contemporary thriller of rebellion
Claire Corbett’s novel ‘Watch over me’. Corbett’s atmospheric landscape, with its eerie glacial light, its drifts of fog and explosives, wild geese and Sequestered Forest,
A compelling memoir of family secrets, murder, sexual assault and domestic violence is also the gripping story of Renee’s constant struggle to accept the truth and her true identity, and, ultimately, to forge a life on her own terms.