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According to a survey undertaken by the Australia Council for the Arts, over half the population of Australia reads at least one work of fiction each year, and those who read novels typically do so…

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Try Hard: Tales from the Life of a Needy Overachiever by Em Rusciano.  A hilarious, heartfelt memoir from one of Australia’s most adored performers. Funny, feisty and fabulous, Em Rusciano’s insights into her world of mayhem, stardom and motherhood is a laugh-out-loud, cry-out-loud balm for the soul.

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The Secret River by Kate Grenville. London, 1806 - William Thornhill, happily wedded to his childhood sweetheart Sal, is a waterman on the River Thames. Life is tough but bearable until William makes a mistake, a bad mistake for which he and his family are made to pay dearly. His sentence: to be transported to New South Wales for the term of his natural life. Soon Thornhill, a man no better or worse than most, has to make the most difficult decision of his life.

The Secret River by Kate Grenville, Diana Athill

Don't Call Me Bear by Aaron Blabey. G'day my name is Warren, and I've got something to share... Just because I'm furry doesn't mean that I'm a bear. Warren the Koala is many things: a marsupial, cute and furry, a bit of a grump, but the one thing he is not is a bear!

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The Lieutenant by Kate Grenville. A stunning follow-up to her Commonwealth Writers' Prize-winning book, "The Secret River," Grenville's "The Lieutenant" is a gripping story about friendship, self-discovery, and the power of language set along the unspoiled shores of 1788 New South Wales. As a boy, Daniel Rooke was an outsider. Ridiculed in school and misunderstood by his parents, Daniel could only hope that he would one day find his place in life.

The Lieutenant, Kate Grenville. set along the unspoiled shores of 1788 New South Wales

Hot Little Hands: Stories by Abigail Ulman. Told in eight loosely connected stories, this collection of coming-of-age tales describes the reality of modern-day girls trying to become modern-day women through successfully navigating their mid-twenties.

Hot Little Hands: Stories by Abigail Ulman. Told in eight loosely connected stories, this collection of coming-of-age tales describes the reality of modern-day girls trying to become modern-day women through successfully navigating their mid-twenties.

The Road from Coorain by Jill Ker Conway. At age 11, Conway left the arduous life on her family's sheep farm in the Australian outback for school in war-time Sydney, burdened by an emotionally dependent, recently widowed mother. A lively curiosity and penetrating intellect illuminate this unusually objective account of the author's progress from a solitary childhood to public achievement as president of Smith College and now professor at MIT.

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A Field Guide to Spiders of Australia by Greg Anderson, Robert Whyte. A Field Guide to Spiders of Australia uses photographs of live animals to enable identification of commonly encountered spiders to the family level and, in some cases, to genus and species. Featuring over 1300 colour photographs, it is the most comprehensive account of Australian spiders ever published. With more than two-thirds of Australian spiders yet to be scientifically described, this book sets the scene for future…

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No Sugar by Jack Davis. Commissioned for the 1985 Perth Festival, this is the spirited story of the Millimurra family's stand against government 'protection' policies in 1930s Australia.

No Sugar by Jack Davis. Commissioned for the 1985 Perth Festival, this is the spirited story of the Millimurra family's stand against government 'protection' policies in Australia.

Mateship with Birds by Carrie Tiffany. On the outskirts of a country town in the early 1950s, a lonely farmer trains his binoculars on a raucous family of kookaburras roosting next to his dairy. As Harry observes the birds through a year of feast, famine, birth, death, war, romance and song, his neighbour, Betty, has her own set of binoculars trained on him.

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