Fiction

THE TRUMPETING ANGEL - Marshall Browne

Author Information
Book Title: 
The Trumpeting Angel
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Author's Home Country: 
Australia
ISBN: 
9781875989614
Categorisation
Category: 
Fiction
Sub Genre: 
Historical
Location: 
Melbourne
Publisher: 
Pan MacMillan Australia
Year of Publication: 
2001

POET'S COTTAGE - Josephine Pennicott

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Book Title: 
Poet's Cottage
Author Name: 
Author's Home Country: 
Australia
ISBN: 
9781742610894
Categorisation
Category: 
Fiction
Location: 
Tasmania
Publisher: 
Pan MacMillan Australia
Year of Publication: 
2012

LITTLE STAR - John Ajvide Lindqvist

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Book Title: 
Little Star
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Author's Home Country: 
Sweden
ISBN: 
9781921758577
Categorisation
Category: 
Fiction
Location: 
Sweden
Publisher: 
Text Publishing
Year of Publication: 
2011

THE SENSE OF AN ENDING - Julian Barnes

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Book Title: 
The Sense of an Ending
Author Name: 
Author's Home Country: 
United Kingdom
ISBN: 
B005E87GLY
Categorisation
Category: 
Fiction
Special Interests: 
Booker Prize Winner 2011
Year of Publication: 
2011

THE ACID HOUSE - Irvine Welsh

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Book Title: 
The Acid House
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Author's Home Country: 
United Kingdom
ISBN: 
9780099435013
Categorisation
Category: 
Fiction
Sub Genre: 
Short Stories

Spirit House

Author's Home Country: 
Australia
Category: 
Fiction

DAVID IS THIRTEEN and confused.  His mum has gone off with her lover and sent David to his grandparents in Bondi to give her new relationship some 'space'.  Sometimes it breaks your heart to understand.

David's grandfather, Jimmy, a Jewish war veteran and survivor of the Thai-Burma railway, is seventy.  Haunted by the ghosts of long dead comrades, the only person he can confide in is a thirteen-year-old from a different world.  Sometimes it breaks your heart to be understood.

ISBN: 
9781405040181
Location: 
Sydney
Publisher: 
Pan MacMillan Australia
Year of Publication: 
2011

Orpheus Lost

Author's Home Country: 
Australia
Category: 
Fiction

Love can take you to the darkest places.

In this compelling re-imagining of the Orpheus story, Leela travels to an underworld of kidnapping, torture and despair in search of her lover, Mishka.

Leela is a mathematical genius who escaped her home town to study in Boston.  From her first moment she hears the young Australian musician Mishka busking in a subway, his music grips her, and they quickly become lovers.

ISBN: 
9780732284411
Publisher: 
Harper Collins
Year of Publication: 
2007

The Authoress

Author's Home Country: 
Australia
Category: 
Fiction

When thirty-eight year old Cassandra Ryan discovers her grandmother Nell's secret - that she was not the biological child of her parents, but a foundling - she is intrigued. Inside the suitcase found with the abandoned child at the Port of Brisbane in 1913 Cassandra finds a package of letters, a children's storybook, and a coded manuscript belonging to Eliza Makepeace Rutherford: the Victorian authoress of dark fairy-tales who disappeared mysteriously in the early twentieth century. And so begins the quest to solve a century-old literary mystery.

Publisher: 
Allen & Unwin
Year of Publication: 
2007

The Shifting Fog

Author's Home Country: 
Australia
Category: 
Fiction

Summer 1924: on the eve of a glittering Society party, by the lake of a grand English country house, a young poet takes his life. The only witnesses, sisters Hannah and Emmeline Hartford, will never speak to each other again.

Winter 1999: Grace Bradley, 98, one-time house-maid of Riverton Manor, is visited by a young director making a film about the poet's suicide. Ghosts awaken and memories, long consigned to the dark reaches of Grace's mind, begin to sneak back through the cracks. A shocking secret threatens to emerge; something history has forgotten but Grace never could.

ISBN: 
9781741148008
Publisher: 
Allen & Unwin
Year of Publication: 
2006

Girls Like Funny Boys

Author's Home Country: 
Australia
Category: 
Fiction

Meet Johnny Goodwin.  He's grown up in a quiet Brisbane suburb with loving parents, a faithful dog and an unrequited yearning for his teenage sweetheart Angie Everson.  Now in his last year at school, he's finally caught her eye by starring in a teacher-baiting panto.  Dreams are already taking shape of a career in entertainment, perhaps with Angie by his side.  All he's got to do is pass his exams, get to uni and keep away from Gina Wood, that weird girl who once let him touch her....

ISBN: 
9780958006132
Publisher: 
Baby Ice Dog
Year of Publication: 
2010