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Nuggets of Gold

LAMBING FLAT YOUNG FAW

Nuggets of Gold is an anthology containing the first prizewinning short stories and poems over past years of the Lambing Flat Young Branch annual writing competition from 1982 to the present. It also includes a history of the branch with photographs and material from branch archives.

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The Painted Man

Susan Bowen

A gripping new thriller in the Jessie Connor crime series.

What dark secrets lie behind the murder of Desmond Locke? Was his death a simple act of revenge or does it go much deeper?

When local artist,

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Missing in Red

Judy Parkinson

Detective Sergeant Luke Ellington gains fame and acclaim for his heroism in the capture and conviction of sadistic serial killer, Clarence Campbell. He is subsequently assigned to find beautiful Elise Seymour, daughter of politician, David Seymour. Senior Constable Sarah Brogden is appointed his ‘side kick’.

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Orisons: Soulful Reflections

Kim P Sami

Layout and editing by Barbie Robinson; Illustrations and cover by Dee Copeland.

An Orison is a prayer or plea to a deity. This comes from a Latin word meaning to speak, and it means to speak to God. (www.vocabulary.com).

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Books, Pens & Larceny

J F Nodar

If you were about to lose your business, what would you do?

This is Danny Monk’s dilemma as he realises how hard it is to make ends meet in the book and office supply retail business. That is, until his friend,

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Stories to Share with My Partner: Book 1

J F Nodar

The author says, ‘Stories to Share with My Partner Book 1” is a compilation of short stories and poems written in 2018 and 2019, when I started writing for the first time. The only point of the stories is to try,

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Stories to Share with My Partner: Book 2

J F Nodar

The author says, ‘Stories to Share with My Partner Book 2 is my second compilation of short stories and poems written in 2019 and 2020. The main reason for publishing these stories and poems is to again try, and I mean try, to make you smile and laugh at the outlandish storylines and to bring you a few minutes of fun.

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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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