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Casting Shadows

David Terelinck

“To read Casting Shadows is to shed light on the loves, losses, secrets and sorrows of the examined life, much as Jung spoke of “finding the gold in shadows”. Through eulogy and introspection, David Terelinck honors the complexities of relationships to reveal “so many endings in this new beginning”.

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Shadow Play

Gavin Austin

“I sat down to read a few poems from Shadow Play today and was half way through the book before I knew it. They’re exquisite. The language is so very simple yet the images captivating. And each one is a story about people caught in a moment of pain or delight.”

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From a Bush Poet’s Pen

Bob Bush

This is Bob Bush’s fourth book of rhyming verse. It contains 32 new poems. He has also included 22 poems from his previous three books that (through countless public performances) have proven to be “crowd favourites.”

He has based his poetry on personal experiences and observations.

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Firelight of Heaven

Elizabeth (Lizbeth) Klein

When an assassin infiltrates a secret meeting, Robbie and Dougray are plunged into a fast-paced journey of discovery. Faolan, their supposed grandfather, sends them over Black Horn, the forbidden mountain, where life is very different to what they know on their farm. Here they meet an Elf girl called Belle Shadow-Chaser and when Robbie is apparently killed,

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Future Crime

Brian Armour

Ian MacFergus, a redundant detective in the 24th Century, faced with a series of perfect crimes finds himself drawn into a new life in the future.

With the young perpetrators, and a woman and her baby, he comes to understand crime has many meanings in the future,

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Margaret Catchpole – her life and letters

Laurie Chater Forth

Margaret Catchpole was just one among the thousands of convicts transported to New South Wales but she was the only one whose name has rarely been absent from print since the day in August 1797 when she stood before the Bury Summer Assizes and heard her first death sentence announced.

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Dreamkeeper – it’s time to face your fears

Diane Fordham

A Supernatural Thriller novel. The dream travellers’ desires to fulfil what is missing in their waking world imprison them in their dreams. Dream Keeper is building his kingdom; The Dream Tunnels. People are falling asleep and not waking up. How was Senior Investigator Macarthur T Egan supposed to apprehend and arrest someone who popped in and out of dreams?

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My Australia

Clare Bell

My Australia is a nostalgic collection of short stories, poems and photographs with an Australian theme and focuses on the old days of the Wollondilly Shire, where author Clare Bell was brought up on a farm from the age of seven. One fictional piece tells of the trials and small joys that people experienced during The Great Depression.

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Just a slip of a girl

Jacqueline Mary Rolley

This is the journey of a young teenage girl suddenly torn from her secure life as a schoolgirl and thrust into the harsh life of driving her father’s bullock team.

Follow Kathleen’s journey into adulthood bear with her pain, her fears and her frustrations. This is set in Northern Queensland in the 1920s.

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The Years that the locust hath eaten

Marjorie Quinn

Marjorie Quinn was the founding honorary secretary of the Fellowship of Australian Writers. In the 1960s she wrote her memoirs, a veritable who’s who of the literati of Sydney in the years before and after the war. She travelled with her father in his Australian government role and so the book also opens up a world that is of great interest to historians.

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Musings at Death’s Door

An ancient bicultural Asian-Australian ponders about Australian society
Raja Arasa Ratnam

This book is a hard-hitting, critically analytical, yet favourable, presentation of the author’s adopted nation, reflecting more than six decades of a highly interactive and contributory life, including holding leadership positions in civil society, in a fast-evolving nation. The following endorsement says it all…

Raja Ratnam has lived a full life and made significant contributions to Australian life over six decades.

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