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City of Darwin - Book - 100 Ways To Rebuild The World
City of Darwin - Book - 100 Ways To Rebuild The World

100 Ways To Rebuild The World

Helen Murray 

You're never too young to change the world! Discover 100 fun ideas to be kind and spread joy to the world around you. Get creative with your LEGO bricks and be inspired to care for others, yourself, and the planet. For example: Make a neighbor a LEGO thank-you card; Get active with a LEGO building race; Create a LEGO emoji to make your friend smile. How will you rebuild the world?

City of Darwin - Book - A Nanny Called Alice
City of Darwin - Book - A Nanny Called Alice

A Nanny Called Alice

Barbara Hannay 

She's thousands of miles from home and intent on proving her independence... When Alice Trembath is mugged in the stark Australian outback, she has two choices: return to the US with an I told you so from her conservative parents and join the family business, or take a job as a nanny on a nearby cattle station. Despite being wildly unqualified, she accepts the position. She's a fast learner and besides, she needs the money. Hotshot businessman Tom Braydon is juggling huge responsibilities. After the death of his brother, Tom took in his orphaned nieces and managed his brother's cattle station, while simultaneously running his own thriving business in Sydney. Tom desperately needs Alice's help, even though she has zero experience looking after children or living in the outback. He has plenty on his plate, he doesn't need the distraction of a romance. But while Alice and Tom strive to ignore the chemistry sizzling between them and focus on their separate goals, love clearly has other plans.

City of Darwin - Book - A Repurposed Life
City of Darwin - Book - A Repurposed Life

A Repurposed Life

Ronni Kahn 

Founder and CEO of the food rescue organisation OzHarvest, Ronni leads hundreds of staff and thousands of volunteers with the goal to nourish Australia.

City of Darwin - Book - A Time For Mercy
City of Darwin - Book - A Time For Mercy

A Time For Mercy

John Grisham 

Deputy Stuart Kofer is a protected man. Though he's turned his drunken rages on his girlfriend, Josie, and her children many times before, the police code of silence has always shielded him. But one night he goes too far, leaving Josie for dead on the floor before he passes out. Her son, sixteen-year-old Drew, knows he has only this one chance to save them. He picks up the gun and takes the law into his own hands. In Clanton, Mississippi there is no one more hated than a copy killer - but a cop killer's defence lawyer comes close. Jake Brigance doesn't want this impossible case but he's the only one with enough experience to defend the bot. As the trial begins, it seems the gas chamber is inevitable for Drew. But, as the town of Clanton discovers once again, when Jake Brigance takes on an impossible case, anything is possible.

City of Darwin - Book - Angels Weep
City of Darwin - Book - Angels Weep

Angels Weep

Colin Falconer 

Three can keep a secret. If two of you are dead... Two women are snatched off the streets of London in one weekend. DI Charlie George and his team get to work. The lives of these young women - one of them a mother - are on the line, and the clock is ticking.When they catch a lucky break from a CCTV camera, Charlie is sure they have their man. And that's when he gets his first surprise. Because nothing about this case is simple and not everyone is quite what they seem. Charlie's job is to find the missing women and get to the truth. But some people would rather the truth stays hidden - even when the bodies start to pile up...

City of Darwin - Book - Banks
City of Darwin - Book - Banks

Banks

Grantlee Kieza

Sir Joseph Banks was a larger-than-life character best known for his promotion of science. In 1768 Banks joined Captain James Cook's expedition to the South Pacific. The 30,000 specimens he brought back generated enormous interest, as did the sometimes racy written account of the journey, which chronicled his frequent amorous exploits. Banks' passion for the new and unusual flora of Australia led him to recommend Botany Bay to parliament as an excellent place for a penal settlement, despite the fact the soil was poor and there was no fresh running water, but he later became the foremost expert on everything Australian. By award-winning bestselling writer Grantlee Kieza, Banks is a rich and rollicking biography of one of Britain's most colourful and successful scientists.

City of Darwin - Book - Before The Storm
City of Darwin - Book - Before The Storm

Before The Storm

Di Morrissey

Face her demons? Or run? After being double-crossed by a devious colleague, career woman Ellie Conlan quits her job on principle. With no idea what to do next, she retreats to Storm Harbour, an idyllic Victorian beach town. Ellie's grandfather runs The Storm Harbour Chronicle, the trusted local newspaper. As Ellie is drawn into a story about a development which could split the coastal community - and involves her with the influential O'Neill family - an event she has long suppressed threatens to overwhelm her. Dark clouds gather as rumours fly and tensions mount. And when a violent storm breaks and rages, Ellie will finally have to confront her past.

 

City of Darwin - Book - Bella
City of Darwin - Book - Bella

Bella

Annabel Langbein

For the first time, Annabel Langbein, New Zealand's most popular cookbook author, writes about her remarkable life and how food has shaped it, highlighting some of the recipes that have resonated most strongly with her over the years. Annabel has lived a huge and varied life, and she writes vividly about her many adventures. From throughout this rich life in food she has chosen 60 key recipes, created with her signature style and flair that make cooking easy for everyone, sharing them in this beautifully photographed book.

City of Darwin - Book - Breaker Morant
City of Darwin - Book - Breaker Morant

Breaker Morant

Peter FitzSimons 

Most Australians have heard of the Boer War and of Harry 'Breaker' Morant, a figure who rivals Ned Kelly as an archetypal Australian folk hero. But Morant was a complicated man. Born in England and immigrating to Queensland in 1883, he established a reputation as a rider, polo player and poet who submitted ballads to The Bulletin and counted Banjo Paterson as a friend. Travelling on his wits and the goodwill of others, Morant was quick to act when appeals were made for horsemen to serve in the war in South Africa. He joined up, first with the South Australian Mounted Rifles and then with a South African irregular unit, the Bushveldt Carbineers. The adventure would not go as Breaker planned. In October 1901 Lieutenant Harry Morant and two other Australians, Lieutenants Peter Handcock and George Witton, were arrested for the murder of Boer prisoners. Morant and Handcock were court-martialled and executed in February 1902 as the Boer War was in its closing stages, but the debate over their convictions continues to this day. 

City of Darwin - Book - Breathless
City of Darwin - Book - Breathless

Breathless

Jennifer Niven 

You were my first. Not just sex, although that was part of it, but the first to look past everything else into me. Some of the names and places have been changed, but the story is true. It's all here because one day this will be the past, and I don't want to forget what I went through, what I thought, what I felt, who I was. I don't want to forget you. But most of all, I don't want to forget me. For her last summer before college, Claudine Henry and her mother head to a remote island off the Georgia coast. There, amidst the wild beauty of the place, she meets the free spirited Jeremiah Crew. Their chemistry is immediate and irresistible, and even though they both know that whatever they have can only last the summer, maybe one summer is enough . . .

City of Darwin - Book - Burn You Twice
City of Darwin - Book - Burn You Twice

Burn You Twice

Mary Burton 

Ten years ago as an undergrad, Joan Mason escaped an arsonist's fire. Shaken, she fled the small collegiate Montana town, leaving behind friends and not looking back. Now a Philadelphia homicide detective, Joan's trying to put her traumas to rest. It's not easy. Elijah Weston, the classmate who torched her house, is out of prison and returning to Missoula. Gut instinct tells Joan he'll strike again. To stop him, she must return to the past as well. To face not only the man she fears but Detective Gideon Bailey, too. The man she loved and left behind. When a local woman dies tragically in another fire, it can't be a coincidence. Can it be Elijah? He has a solid alibi for the night of the blaze. 

City of Darwin - Book - Cardiff By The Sea
City of Darwin - Book - Cardiff By The Sea

Cardiff By The Sea

Joyce Carol Oates 

From one of the most important contemporary American writers, Cardiff, by the Sea is a bold, haunting collection of four previously unpublished novellas. Starting with the title novella - in which a romantic-minded young art historian is led to (re)discover a terrifying trauma after inheriting property in faraway Cardiff, Maine - through to "The Surviving Child" - which finds the young new wife of a famous poet's widow haunted by the dead poet's voice dancing in the wind, an inexplicably befouled well, and a compulsive draw to the same garage that already took two lives.

City of Darwin - Book - Christmas Tales
City of Darwin - Book - Christmas Tales

Christmas Tales

William McInnes 

I can't help it if I'm a boring conservative dag, but I love Christmas, always have and hopefully always will. Whatever brand of faith you fly under, even if you proclaim you don't have one, Christmas is a time of generosity, good citizenship and decency. It's the holiday where shopping centres become a sea of dazed shoppers bearing checklists as long as your arm, lunch is a neverending buffet of prawns and ham and your electricity bill is doubly struck by having to run the fan all day and keep those decorative lights blinking through the night.

City of Darwin - Book - Confidence In The Kitchen
City of Darwin - Book - Confidence In The Kitchen

Confidence In The Kitchen

EmmyLou MacCarthy

Television presenter, writer and social media sensation Emmylou MacCarthy is famous for giving women the confidence to do and try new things. And in her hotly-anticipated debut cookbook, you will learn how easy it is to create delicious weeknight dinners and wow guests with confidence. The book combines her trademark attitude to making cooking and fashion easy with her most-requested recipes, and tips and tricks that will truly change your life. With chapters such as Weeknight Favourites, Entertaining and Salads, as well as Desserts and Cakes, Confidence in the Kitchen celebrates Emmylou's love for simple, impressive food to share with those you love. Confidence in the Kitchen marks the arrival of an exciting and exuberant new voice in Australian lifestyle publishing and captures perfectly the essence of Emmylou's message: live life with confidence, because confidence is contagious.

City of Darwin - Book - Consolation
City of Darwin - Book - Consolation

Consolation

Garry Disher 

Winter in Tiverton. Constable Paul Hirschhausen has a snowdropper on his patch. Someone is stealing women's underwear, and Hirsch knows enough about that kind of crime - how it can escalate - not to take it lightly. But the more immediate concern is a high school teacher worried about one of the students. A little girl in danger. A family on the edge. An absent father who isn't where he's supposed to be. The cold, seeping feeling something is very, very wrong.

City of Darwin - Book - Daylight
City of Darwin - Book - Daylight

Daylight

David Baldacci

For many long years, Atlee Pine was tormented by uncertainty after her twin sister, Mercy, was abducted at the age of six and never seen again. Now, just as Atlee is pressured to end her investigation into Mercy's disappearance, she finally gets her most promising breakthrough yet: the identity of her sister's kidnapper, Ito Vincenzo. With time running out, Atlee and her assistant Carol Blum race to Vincenzo's last known location in Trenton, New Jersey -- and unknowingly stumble straight into John Puller's case, blowing his arrest during a drug ring investigation involving a military installation. Stunningly, Pine and Puller's joint investigation uncovers a connection between Vincenzo's family and a breathtaking scheme that strikes at the very heart of global democracy. Peeling back the layers of deceit, lies and cover-ups, Atlee finally discovers the truth about what happened to Mercy. And that truth will shock Pine to her very core.

City of Darwin - Book - Deacon King Kong
City of Darwin - Book - Deacon King Kong

Deacon King Kong

James McBride 

In September 1969, a fumbling, cranky old church deacon known as Sportcoat shuffles into the courtyard of the Cause Houses housing project in south Brooklyn, pulls a .45 from his pocket, and in front of everybody shoots the project's drug dealer at point-blank range. In Deacon King Kong, McBride brings to vivid life the people affected by the shooting: the victim, the African-American and Latinx residents who witnessed it, the white neighbors, the local cops assigned to investigate, the members of the Five Ends Baptist Church where Sportcoat was deacon, the neighborhood's Italian mobsters, and Sportcoat himself. As the story deepens, it becomes clear that the lives of the characters--caught in the tumultuous swirl of 1960s New York--overlap in unexpected ways. When the truth does emerge, McBride shows us that not all secrets are meant to be hidden, that the best way to grow is to face change without fear, and that the seeds of love lie in hope and compassion. 

City of Darwin - Book - Death In Daylesford
City of Darwin - Book - Death In Daylesford

Death In Daylesford

Kerry Greenwood 

When a mysterious invitation arrives for Miss Phryne Fisher from an unknown Captain Herbert Spencer, Phryne's curiosity is excited. Spencer runs a retreat in Victoria's spa country for shell-shocked soldiers of the First World War. It's a cause after Phryne's own heart but what could Spencer want from her? Phryne and the faithful Dot view their spa sojourn as a short holiday but are quickly thrown in the midst of disturbing Highland gatherings, disappearing women, murder and the mystery of the Temperance Hotel. Meanwhile, Cec, Bert and Tinker find a young woman floating face down in the harbour, dead. Tinker and Phryne's resilient adopted daughters, Jane and Ruth, decide to solve what appears to be a heinous crime.

City of Darwin - Book - Descent
City of Darwin - Book - Descent

Descent

Helen Hardt 

The end to his story has already been written...Brad Steel made a promise to his wife and children-- to create a legacy born from his love for them and his desire to protect them from harm. It was a worthy ambition...But along the way, something went terribly wrong. Daphne Steel loves her husband beyond measure and will stand by him no matter what, even when it's more than she can deal with. She escapes when she must, still always putting Brad and their children first. Mysteries deepen, secrets are unveiled, and Brad vows to continue to protect his family at all costs. But is the price too high? The lies and misdeeds get easier and easier, until he descends to a place he swore he'd never go. There's no turning back, though, and his actions have consequences--for those he did everything to protect.

City of Darwin - Book - Elsewhere
City of Darwin - Book - Elsewhere

Elsewhere

Dean R Koontz 

Since his wife, Michelle, left seven years ago, Jeffy Coltrane has worked to maintain a normal life for himself and his eleven-year-old daughter, Amity, in Suavidad Beach. It’s a quiet life, until a local eccentric known as Spooky Ed shows up on their doorstep. Ed entrusts Jeffy with hiding a strange and dangerous object—something he calls “the key to everything”—and tells Jeffy that he must never use the device. But after a visit from a group of ominous men, Jeffy and Amity find themselves accidentally activating the key and discovering an extraordinary truth. The device allows them to jump between parallel planes at once familiar and bizarre, wondrous and terrifying. And Jeffy and Amity can’t help but wonder, could Michelle be just a click away? Jeffy and Amity aren’t the only ones interested in the device. A man with a dark purpose is in pursuit, determined to use its grand potential for profound evil. Unless Amity and Jeffy can outwit him, the place they call home may never be safe again.

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