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The Climb Back: Poems for Ted

Pip Griffin

“Poignant, sensual, spiritual, sorrowful, and funny, Pip Griffin’s latest poetry collection encompasses a life richly lived. This book is a hymn to New Zealand, Pip’s homeland, and a celebration of its landscape, wildlife and the Maori language. But even above this, it is a memorial to Ted,

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Snippets from a Long Life

Shirley Goodbar

Beautiful, funny or enigmatic, Snippets is a collection of the author’s favourite stories, verse, and short writings with which she has recorded observations, imaginations, and loved memories from nine decades. 

Some entries are entirely true, some are pure fiction, and many are a mixture—sort of “what if…”

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Virginia & Katherine: The Secret Diaries

Poems by Pip Griffin

Paperback, September 2021

“… K & I had our relationship, & never again shall I have one like it”—Virginia Woolf, October 1924. 

In January 1923, Virginia Woolf noted in her diary that Katherine Mansfield had promised two years earlier to send her diary to her.

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Olive Muriel Pink: Her radical and idealistic life

A poetic journey 
Colleen Keating 

An Australian women’s story that after you have read it you will want your friends to do the same. 

“It is a triumph for reconciliation and will surely enter the annals of Australian literature.” – Emeritus Professor Lyndall Ryan AM FAHA.

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An Unusual Alliance

Judy Parkinson

Christine Elliott is fighting mad when she learns that the dedicated park adjoining her property is facing development. She immediately instigates a campaign to prevent this from happening. She faces opposition from the Local Shire Council and also the Aboriginal Land Council who own the land.

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Hippity Hoppity the White Kangaroo Pulls Santa’s Magic Sleigh

David F R Perry    

Another instalment of his delightful series for young readers.

Available in paperback from Barnes & Noble $7.99. 

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Undercurrents

An anthology from Sutherland FAW in 2021

Sutherland Branch of the FAW has published their new anthology Undercurrents.

It is a collection of stories and poems that scratch the surface to see what is beneath. Undercurrents will explore the sinister that lies under the murky tides.

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I Will Avenge

P Howard Smith                                                                                                         

An angry and determined freedom fighter discovers freedom where she least expects it. After taking up arms in the Irish uprising at Vinegar Hill in 1798, Maggie Flannery is brutalised by British soldiers and authorities and transported to New South Wales. When Irish convicts rebel at Castle Hill in Sydney,

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Envoi, selected poems 1990–2017 by Ted Rutter (1940-2017)

Edited by Pip Griffin

Ted’s poetry is filled with love, goodwill and a longing for simplicity. At least, in his absence, we have his poetry to remind us of what’s important, but lacking, in this world” – Mark Mahemoff, poet

This book is the fourth collection of Ted Rutter’s poetry.

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The Sisters’ Saga: Volume 1

Alison Ferguson

Maiden Manoeuvres is the first of three in The Sisters’ Saga, which tells of three sisters and the compromises they must make to reconcile love’s delusions with the demands of reality. This historical fiction novella focuses on the eldest sister,

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The Sisters’ Saga: Volume 2

Alison Ferguson

Dearest Daughter is the second of three in The Sisters’ Saga, which tells of three sisters and the compromises they must make to reconcile love’s delusions with the demands of reality. In this short historical fiction novel, the lives of the younger sisters,

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The Sisters’ Saga: Volume 3

Alison Ferguson

Widow’s Wake is the last of three in The Sisters’ Saga, which tells of three sisters and the compromises they must make to reconcile love’s delusions with the demands of reality. In this short historical fiction novel, over the course of a single voyage from Sydney to London in 1847,

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Divertimento

Julie Thorndyke 

Survival, desire, disaster; misadventure, murder and magic combine in this unique collection of tales set in locations including old rural Australia, present-day cities and the distant mystical past. Twenty-seven short stories from renowned Australian fiction writer and poet Julie Thorndyke will take you on tantalising journeys in the company of artists and musicians,

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Against the Tide

Margaret Zanardo

#143 Pocket Poets series, Ginninderra Press, South Australia, 2021

Inspired by the ever-changing nature of the sea and written during the past year, these twenty poems reflect life’s joys and heartaches, along with the solace to be found in nature.

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Deadly Deception

Susan Bowen

A Jessie Connor Crime Thriller

Detective Inspector Jessie Connor is not loved by Victoria police. She headed up a task force investigating police corruption and many officers were disgraced, stood-down. Jessie received a commendation from the Police Commissioner, but despite this, feelings ran strong and she was ‘nudged out’.

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Stones, Bones & Hollyhocks

Maureene Ann Fries

Stones, Bones & Hollyhocks reveals what can happen when Life & Legend Collide and the footsteps of today, find the footprints of the past. Set in southern England, both iconic and secluded sacred sites play centre stage to a life changing adventure and uncover a tale of powerful vengeance reaching across the ages.

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