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City of Darwin - Book - 1956
City of Darwin - Book - 1956

1956

Nick Richardson 

An engrossing account of a pivotal year in Australia’s history. This book debunks one of the hardiest clichés in Australian history: that the 1950s was a dull decade, when the nation seemed only interested in a quiet life, a cup of tea, and a weekend drive. The truth is that, by the time the ’60s came around, Australia was already expanding its outlook — politically, economically, and culturally — and central to this were the events of 1956. 

City of Darwin - Book - 488 Rules For Life
City of Darwin - Book - 488 Rules For Life

488 Rules For Life

Kitty Flanagan

488 Rules for Life is Kitty Flanagan's way of making the world a more pleasant place to live. Providing you with the antidote to every annoying little thing, these rules are not made to be broken. 488 Rules for Life is not a self-help book, because it's not you who needs help, it's other people. Whether they're walking and texting, asphyxiating you on public transport with their noxious perfume cloud, or leaving one useless square of toilet paper on the roll, a lot of people just don't know the rules. But thanks to Kitty Flanagan's comprehensive guide to modern behaviour, our world will soon be a much better place. 

City of Darwin - Book - A Dictionary Of The Sources Of Tolkien
City of Darwin - Book - A Dictionary Of The Sources Of Tolkien

A Dictionary Of The Sources Of Tolkien

David Day

The spellbinding world of Middle-earth is full of beasts and battles, heroes and heroines, and the struggle between good and evil. In this dictionary of sources, Tolkien scholar and best-selling author David Day's four decades of research inform us about the lands, inhabitants, languages, geography and history of Middle-earth. This compelling encyclopedia on Tolkien's world also includes over 200 illustrations and an appendix that examines the legends that were key sources for Tolkien's creations.

City of Darwin - Book - A Lovely And Terrible Thing
City of Darwin - Book - A Lovely And Terrible Thing

A Lovely And Terrible Thing

Chris Womersley

 In bestselling author Chris Womersley's first short fiction collection, twenty watery, macabre and deliciously enjoyable tales will keep you spellbound until their final, unexpected and unsettling twist.

City of Darwin - Book - A Perfect Cornish Christmas
City of Darwin - Book - A Perfect Cornish Christmas

A Perfect Cornish Christmas

Phillipa Ashley

Christmas in Cornwall is just around the corner…But after last Christmas revealed a shocking family secret, Scarlett’s hardly feeling merry and bright. All she wants this Christmas is to know who her real father is. So Scarlett heads to the little Cornish town of Porthmellow, where she believes the truth of her birth is hidden. She just didn’t bargain on being drawn into the Christmas festival preparations – or meeting Jude Penberth, whose charm threatens to complicate life further. Everything will come to a head at Porthmellow’s Christmas Festival … But can Scarlett have the perfect Christmas this year, or are there more surprises on the way?

City of Darwin - Book - A Texas Christmas Wish
City of Darwin - Book - A Texas Christmas Wish

A Texas Christmas Wish

Alissa Callen

To Aggie Harper, every day is Christmas. Even if that means late nights and a non-existent love life to keep her beloved mother's knitting store that specializes in ugly Christmas sweaters afloat. She loves her small Texas town life and believes she is living her dream until a big city stranger strides through the front door of her store and has her question what she really wants from life. Since the death of his mother, corporate lawyer Mason Firth lives to work, especially when tinsel adorns storefronts and he can't escape the aroma of gingerbread. A mysterious unpaid family loan sends him to Last Stand, but instead of discovering any answers he finds himself risking a sugar coma from Christmas baked goods, making barbed wire Christmas wreaths and losing focus whenever around warm hearted Aggie. Can a woman determined to spread Christmas joy and a man resistant to emotion and all things mistletoe, create their own Christmas miracle?

City of Darwin - Book - Against All Odds
City of Darwin - Book - Against All Odds

Against All Odds

Craig Challen & Richard Harris 

In June 2018, for seventeen days, the world watched and held its breath as the Wild Boar soccer team were trapped deep in a cave in Thailand. Marooned beyond flooded cave passages after unexpected rains, they were finally rescued, one-by-one, against almost impossible odds, by an international cave-diving team which included Australians Dr Richard Harris and Dr Craig Challen. These two men were chosen for their medical expertise and cave diving knowledge, but this dangerous rescue asked so much more of them. They had to remain calm under extreme pressure and intense scrutiny, adapt to constantly changing circumstances and importantly, build trust among the rescue team and with the young boys and their coach, whose lives were in their hands.

City of Darwin - Book - All Fired Up
City of Darwin - Book - All Fired Up

All Fired Up

Lori Foster

Charlotte Parrish has always wanted a certain kind of man: someone responsible, settled, boring. Bad boys need not apply. But when her car leaves her stranded and a mysterious stranger with brooding eyes and a protective streak comes to her rescue, she can't deny how drawn she is to him. In town searching for family he's never met, Mitch is everything she never thought she wanted--and suddenly everything she craves.

City of Darwin - Book - All The Wrong Places
City of Darwin - Book - All The Wrong Places

All The Wrong Places

Joy Fielding

Driven to desperation by divorce, boredom, infidelity, or a beloved husband's death, a young woman named Paige, her cousin and rival Heather, her best friend Chloe, and her mother, Joan, all decide to try their hand at online dating. They each download an app, hoping to right-swipe their way to love and happiness. But one of them unwittingly makes a date with a killer, starting the clock on a race to save her life.

City of Darwin - Book - American Royals
City of Darwin - Book - American Royals

American Royals

Katharine McGee

In an alternate America, princesses Beatrice and Samantha Washington and the two girls wooing their brother, Prince Jeffrey, become embroiled in high drama in the most glorious court in the world.

City of Darwin - Book - An Island Christmas
City of Darwin - Book - An Island Christmas

An Island Christmas

Jenny Colgan

Christmas on the remote Scottish island of Mure is bleak, stark - and incredibly beautiful. It's a time for hunkering down, getting cosy in front of whisky barrel wood fires, and enjoying a dram with the people you love - unless, of course, you're accidentally pregnant to your ex-boss, and don't know how to tell him. In what should be the season of peace and goodwill on earth, will Joel think Flora is a bearer of glad tidings? Meanwhile Saif, the doctor and refugee from war-torn Syria is trying to enjoy his first western Christmas with his sons - but without his missing wife. Can the little family possibly find comfort and joy? Travel to the beautiful northern edge of the world and join the welcoming community of Mure for an unforgettable Christmas.

City of Darwin - Book - At Daddy's Hands
City of Darwin - Book - At Daddy's Hands

At Daddy's Hands

Jacob Paul Patchen

Reading In public, Jim Handler is a well-respected, small-town hero, and homicide detective who solved the case of the Will's Creek Massacre. But at home, in the shadows, Jim's childhood demons come alive to feast upon his family in the form of sexual, physical, and mental abuse. But his three teenage children have had enough. They have devised a plan for redemption. Empowered by the legal system's lack of accountability, a judge who offers a quiet and meager plea deal to save face, Jim feels enabled to do whatever he wants to his family. With no one to keep Jim in check, this cycle of sexual and physical abuse is rampant. It is up to Nikki, Tyler, and Ally to end the evil that is devouring the Handler family.

City of Darwin - Book - Bad Advice
City of Darwin - Book - Bad Advice

Bad Advice

Dr Venus Nicolino

Over motivational messages Sick AF of inspirational quotes, done with the shiny happy bad advice that gets you nowhere Well, heads up: you're about to get a shitload of Good Advice. In Bad Advice, relationship expert Dr. Venus Nicolino-a.k.a. Dr. V-takes a blowtorch to the shrink-wrapped, "feel good" BS that passes for self-help these days. In Bad Advice, Dr. V delivers a bracing truth serum, in the form of Good Advice-an antidote to the bullshit, from "Just Be Yourself" to "Live Each Day Like It's Your Last," that teaches you to live your life in a way that honors who you are, what you need, and how you feel. Dr. V's signature combination of humor, hard science, and heart make Bad Advice an iconoclastic course-correction like no other.

City of Darwin - Book - Bad Turn
City of Darwin - Book - Bad Turn

Bad Turn

Zoe Sharp

One bad turn...deserves another. Charlie has quit her job in close protection, been turned out of her apartment, and is apparently out of luck. House-sitting in rural New Jersey has to be the pits--TV and TV dinners. A far cry from Iraq... Bulgaria... Afghanistan. Unlucky or not, she happens to be around at the right time to foil a violent kidnap attempt on Helena, wife of billionaire arms dealer, Eric Kincaid. Kincaid offers her a job looking after Helena. The rumours about Kincaid's business empire say he's gone over to the dark side, but Charlie is in no position to be fussy. And protecting people against those who want to do them harm is what she's good at. But when the threats against the Kincaids escalate, and then follow the couple over to Europe, Charlie's really going to have to up her game. It's time to take the fight to the enemy. Charlie's at her best putting an end to trouble. Now she must learn to strike first. And hope that the Kincaids don't discover the secret she's been keeping from them, right from the start.

City of Darwin - Book - Blood's Campaign
City of Darwin - Book - Blood's Campaign

Blood's Campaign

Angus Donald

The English army has surrounded Carrickfergus in Ireland. The brilliant strategist and gunner Captain Holcroft Blood of the Royal Artillery is ready to train his powerful cannon on the rebellious Catholics. But this is more than war for Blood, there is a terrible vengeance that burns in his heart. Holcroft Blood is determined to destroy the man who obsesses him: the ruthless French spymaster who murdered an innocent woman he loved dearly. As battle commences and the wild Irish brigand Michael 'Galloping' Hogan wreaks havoc on the English, Blood's military tactics prove highly effective, until ambush leaves him staring at a hangman's noose. Will Blood escape to seek retribution or will his personal vendetta during a war between nations commit him to make the ultimate sacrifice?

City of Darwin - Book - Bob Hawke
City of Darwin - Book - Bob Hawke

Bob Hawke

Blanche D'Alpuget 

 Bob Hawke began life as a good Christian boy from a teetotal family, became a wild, drinking, womanising student, a Rhodes Scholar, a champion of workers, a folk hero recognised throughout the country, a dynamic politician who was elected four times as Australia's Prime Minister - and transformed his country. He was our longest serving Labor Prime Minister and considered by many our greatest. It is hard to imagine we will ever see the like of again - a man of towering passions and commitment to causes, and an unshakeable love of humanity.

City of Darwin - Book - Body Tourists
City of Darwin - Book - Body Tourists

Body Tourists

Jane Rogers 

In this version of London, there is a small, private clinic. Behind its layers of security, procedures are taking place on poor, robust teenagers from northern Estates in exchange for thousands of pounds - procedures that will bring the wealthy dead back to life in these young supple bodies for fourteen days. It's an opportunity for wrongs to be righted, for fathers to meet grandsons, for scientists to see their work completed. Old wine in new bottles. But at what cost?

City of Darwin - Book - Cry Of The Firebird
City of Darwin - Book - Cry Of The Firebird

Cry Of The Firebird

T M Clark

South African-born Doctor Lily Winters, a consultant with the World Health Organization, has been in the thick of some of the worst humanitarian disasters across the globe. But when she's posted back to South Africa following the suspicious death of an ex-colleague, she faces the biggest medical mystery she's ever seen.The resettled Platfontein San People population is exhibiting a higher than average HIV epidemic, and their people are dying. To save this unique community, Lily and a policeman, Piet Kleinman, join forces to trace the origins of the epidemic and uncover the truth. Their search drags them into the dangerous world of a corrupt industry driven by profit while the authorities meant to protect their community turn a blind eye. In a race against time Lily and Piet will put not only their careers but their lives on the line.

City of Darwin - Book - Darkness For Light
City of Darwin - Book - Darkness For Light

Darkness For Light

Emma Viskic

After a lifetime of bad decisions troubled PI Caleb Zelic is finally making good ones. He's in therapy, reconnecting with the Deaf community, and reconciling with his beloved wife. But he can't escape his past. A violent confrontation forces Caleb back into contact with his double-crossing partner, Frankie. When her niece is kidnapped, Frankie and Caleb must work together to save the child's life. But their efforts will risk everything, including their own lives.

 

City of Darwin - Book - Death At La Fenice
City of Darwin - Book - Death At La Fenice

Death At La Fenice

Donna Leon

The twisted maze of Venice's canals has always been shrouded in mystery. Even the celebrated opera house, La Fenice, has seen its share of death. But nothing so horrific and violent as that of world-famous conductor, Maestro Helmut Wellauer - poisoned during a performance of La Traviata.

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