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City of Darwin - Book - Home Work
City of Darwin - Book - Home Work

Home Work

Julie Andrews 

In this follow-up to her critically acclaimed and bestselling memoir Home, the enchanting Julie Andrews picks up her story with her arrival in Hollywood, sharing the career highlights, personal experiences and reflections behind her astonishing career, including such classics as Mary Poppins, The Sound of Music, Victor/Victoria and many others.Told with her trademark charm and candour, Julie Andrews takes us on a rare and intimate journey into an astonishing life that is funny, heartbreaking and inspiring.

City of Darwin - Book - Hope Is Our Only Wing
City of Darwin - Book - Hope Is Our Only Wing

Hope Is Our Only Wing

Rutendo Tavengerwei

After her journalist-father's mysterious death in 2008, fifteen-year-old Shamiso must leave England for boarding school in Zimbabwe, where she and Tanyaradzwa, who is fighting cancer, form an unexpected friendship.

City of Darwin - Book - House Of Wishes
City of Darwin - Book - House Of Wishes

House Of Wishes

Jenn J McLeod

Dandelion House, 1974. Two teenage girls - strangers - make a pact to never tell their secret. Calingarry Crossing, 2014. For forty years, Beth and her mum have been everything to each other, but Beth is blind-sided when her mother dies, and her last wish is to have her ashes spread in a small-town cemetery.On the outskirts of Calingarry Crossing, Beth comes across Dandelion House Retreat. With her stage career waning, and struggling to see a future without her mum, her marriage, and her child, Beth really hopes it’s a place where she can begin to heal. After her fateful encounter with a local landowner, Tom, Beth is intrigued by his stories of the cursed, century-old river house that was once a swank summer residence for arty eccentrics and a maternity home for unmarried mothers. The more Beth learns about the place and the reclusive owner, Gypsy - whose mother, Maeve was a fortune-teller in a travelling carnival - the more she questions her mother’s wishes.Tom has the answers, but will the truth help Beth? Or should Dandelion House keep its last, long-held secret?

City of Darwin - Book - How To Be Luminous
City of Darwin - Book - How To Be Luminous

How To Be Luminous

Harriet Reuter Hapgood

Minnie Sloe and her sisters have weathered it all together--growing up without fathers, living an eccentric lifestyle with a pet rabbit named Salvador Dali, and riding out their famous artist mother's mental highs and lows. But then their mother disappears, and Minnie, who was supposed to follow in her footsteps, starts seeing the world in monochrome. Literally. How can she create when all she sees is black-and-white? As grief threatens to tear the three sisters apart, Minnie fears she could lose everything: her family, her future, her first love ... and maybe even her mind.

City of Darwin - Book - How Tor Write A Great Story
City of Darwin - Book - How Tor Write A Great Story

How Tor Write A Great Story

Caroline Lawrence

Author Caroline Lawrence shares plot advice from Hollywood movies, character ideas from Greek mythology and her own revelations about how the brain can help of hinder the writing process. She also takes you through her writing process step by step and shares over a hundred bite-sized storytelling tips.

City of Darwin - Book - I Will Miss You Tomorrow
City of Darwin - Book - I Will Miss You Tomorrow

I Will Miss You Tomorrow

Heine Bakkeid & Ann Bruce 

Fresh out of prison and a stint in a psychiatric hospital, disgraced ex-policeman Thorkild Aske only wants to lose himself in drugged dreams of his beloved Frei. Wild, unknowable Frei. The woman he loved. The woman he has lost forever. Yet when Frei’s young cousin goes missing off the Norwegian coast and Thorkild is called in by the family to help find him, dead or alive, Thorkild cannot refuse. He owes them this.Tormented by his past, Thorkild soon finds himself deep in treacherous waters. He’s lost his reputation - will he now lose his life?

City of Darwin - Book - Impossible Causes
City of Darwin - Book - Impossible Causes

Impossible Causes

Julie Mayhew

The arrival of three strangers on Lark, a remote island with a population of 300, is the cause of much speculation. The first, a young teacher – the only male teacher on the island – the other two, a mother and her teenage daughter. What have they come to escape? And what will they find waiting for them on Lark? In Julie Mayhew's mesmerising and compelling thriller, an isolated and deeply religious island with a history of paganism is riven when a man is found dead in a stone circle. As rumours spread and tensions rise, three Lark teenage girls and the new arrival from the mainland find themselves accused of witchcraft – and murder.

City of Darwin - Book - Incidental Inventions
City of Darwin - Book - Incidental Inventions

Incidental Inventions

Elena Ferrante, Ann Goldstein & Andrea Ucini

The exercise ends here: I gave myself a year, and the year is up." With these words, Elena Ferrante bid farewell to her year-long collaboration with the Guardian newspaper. For a full year, she wrote an article each week, the subjects of which had been suggested by Guardian editors, making the writing process a form of prolonged interlocution.

City of Darwin - Book - Invisible Boys
City of Darwin - Book - Invisible Boys

Invisible Boys

Holden Sheppard

One town, three boys: Zeke, a shy over-achiever, struggling with his family's Catholic expectations and the weight of his Sicilian heritage. Charlie, a hard-core rocker, who's not as tough as he looks. Hammer, a footy jock with big AFL dreams, and an even bigger ego. All three share a secret. Will revealing it make them or break them? By turns hilarious and harrowing, but ultimately hopeful, this gripping novel explores what it is grow up gay in rural Australia.

City of Darwin - Book - Janis
City of Darwin - Book - Janis

Janis

Holly George-Warren

It's been said Janis Joplin was second only to Bob Dylan as the 'creator-recorder-embodiment of her generation's mythology'. But how did a middle-class girl from Texas become a '60s countercultural icon?What no one besides Holly George-Warren has captured in such intimate detail is the way Janis Joplin teetered between the powerful woman you hear in her songs and the little girl who just wanted to go home and feel emotionally safe there. The pain of that dichotomy fuelled her music - and ultimately killed her.

City of Darwin - Book - Josephine's Garden
City of Darwin - Book - Josephine's Garden

Josephine's Garden

Stephanie Parkyn

In the aftermath of the bloody end to the French Revolution, Rose de Beauharnais stumbles from prison on the day she was to be guillotined. Within a decade, she'll transform into the scandalous socialite who marries Napoleon Bonaparte, become Empress Josephine of France and build a garden of wonders with plants and animals she gathers from across the globe. But she must give Bonaparte an heir or she risks losing everything. The lives of two other women from very different social spheres are tied to the fate of the Empress Josephine. Marthes Desfriches has been widowed twice and is desperate to have a child when she enters a loveless marriage with an adversary of the Empress who despises her botanical ambitions. Anne Serreaux longs for a large family when she marries the man who becomes chief gardener for the Empress tasked with germinating the first Tasmanian blue gums in Europe. Each of these women faces obstacles in their relationships and in their quest to become mothers - experiencing trauma that will put all their lives at risk. Josephine's Garden is about identity, obsession, love and marriage, and, ultimately, finding the courage to let go.

City of Darwin - Book - Just Watch Me
City of Darwin - Book - Just Watch Me

Just Watch Me

Jeff Lindsay

Riley Wolfe is a master thief, expert at disguise and violent when he needs to be. It's no accident, though, that Riley targets only the 1% and is willing to kill when necessary: He despises the degenerate and immoral possessors of the objects that he steals. Riley targets an extraordinary set of crown jewels, a heist that will hopefully land him with a sensational collection of heirlooms and leave their owners bereft and embarrassed - or worse. Yes, these jewels are worth millions, but the true attraction for grabbing the jewels comes down to one simple fact: These jewels are absolutely unstealable. There is just no way anyone could get past the airtight security and dream of getting away with even a single diamond from the Imperial Collection. Riley Wolfe has always liked a challenge. 

City of Darwin - Book - Kathleen Folbigg
City of Darwin - Book - Kathleen Folbigg

Kathleen Folbigg

Matthew Benns 

The true story of Australia's worst convicted female serial killer, Kathleen Folbigg. She killed her four children over 10 years. Caleb, Patrick, Sarah and Laura Folbigg died one by one over a 10-year period in similar circumstances - suddenly, unexpectedly and while sleeping.

City of Darwin - Book - Launch Code
City of Darwin - Book - Launch Code

Launch Code

Michael Ridpath 

November 1983: Three hundred feet beneath the Atlantic, submarine Lieutenant Bill Guth and his fellow officers suddenly receive the order they've long-dreaded - to launch their nuclear missiles in a retaliatory strike against the USSR. But in the unexpected chaos that follows, one person on board lies dead... Norfolk, 2019: Bill Guth's annual family gathering is interrupted when a historian turns up unannounced to ask about the near-apocalyptic incident back in 1983. Bill refuses to answer. But that night, the historian is brutally murdered. Bill and his family are thrown under suspicion. As the layers of history reveal themselves, it becomes clear there is a killer at work who will stop at nothing to keep the secrets of 1983 where they belong...

City of Darwin - Book - Life Will Be The Death Of Me
City of Darwin - Book - Life Will Be The Death Of Me

Life Will Be The Death Of Me

Chelsea Handler

In a haze of vape smoke on a rare windy night in LA in the fall of 2016, Chelsea Handler daydreams about what life will be like with a woman in the White House. And then, Donald Trump happens. In a torpor of despair, she decides that she's had enough of the privileged bubble she's lived in -- a bubble within a bubble -- and that it's time to make some changes, both in her personal life and in the world at large. At home, she embarks on a 'Year of Self-Sufficiency'. She becomes politically active -- finding her voice as an advocate for change, having difficult conversations, and energizing her base. In the process, she develops a healthy fixation on Special Counsel Robert Mueller and, through unflinching self-reflection and psychological excavation, she unearths some glittering truths that light up the road ahead.

City of Darwin - Book - Mrs Groff's Mischievous Book Of Motherhood Management
City of Darwin - Book - Mrs Groff's Mischievous Book Of Motherhood Management

Mrs Groff's Mischievous Book Of Motherhood Management

Maggie Groff

Warm, funny and wise, Mrs Groff's Mischievous Book of Motherhood Management is an irresistible voice for our time, championing common sense and skewering nonsense at every turn. Packed with a treasure trove of fascinating information about the female parent commonly known as 'mother' - and a multitude of hints, facts, cheats, ideas and curiosities - this little gift book will surprise and delight.

City of Darwin - Book - My Father's Shadow
City of Darwin - Book - My Father's Shadow

My Father's Shadow

Jannali Jones

Kaya is completing her Higher School Certificate when she is woken in the middle of the night by her mother. They are to pack immediately and go to their holiday home in the Blue Mountains. Her father is not coming back. He has been involved in a court case to give evidence against some dangerous criminals. Months later, they are still in hiding and the mysteries are multiplying. Kaya is not sure who to trust: her mother's new friend, the policeman or her new friend, Eric, from the local store. She is also recovering from memory loss caused by PTSD after a chilling encounter with the criminals. She is seeing a psychologist in an attempt to recall the evidence she might have to give in a forthcoming trial. Her best friend, Jenna, has gone overseas and Kaya is trying to make sense of what is really happening.

City of Darwin - Book - My Heroes Have Always Been Junkies
City of Darwin - Book - My Heroes Have Always Been Junkies

My Heroes Have Always Been Junkies

Ed Brubaker & Sean Phillips

Ellie has always had romantic ideas about drug addicts. Tragic souls drawn to needles and pills have been her obsession ever since the death of her junkie mother. But when Ellie lands in an upscale rehab clinic where nothing is what it seems, she'll find another, more dangerous, kind of romance. From the award-winning team of Ed Brubaker and Sean Phillips comes a pop and drug culture fueled tale of a young girl seeking darkness ... and what she finds there.

City of Darwin - Book - Natural Woman
City of Darwin - Book - Natural Woman

Natural Woman

Leslie E Korn

Here's the go-to herbal sourcebook that women can reference throughout every age and stage of their lives, with remedies using common herbs and plants, to heal and support body, mind, and spirit. Plant medicines are a woman's ally to achieve optimal health; they bring balance and nourishment to daily life and can reduce or eliminate physical and emotional distress symptoms. They can also provide alternatives to many pharmaceuticals. Dr. Leslie Korn brings over 40 years of experience in numerous herbal traditions--and as a healer in several modalities--into this book of timeless wisdom that can be passed down in the family for generations and shared with friends. 

City of Darwin - Book - One Pot Wonders
City of Darwin - Book - One Pot Wonders

One Pot Wonders

Si King & Dave Myers

A wonder of a recipe collection celebrating the simple joys of one pot cooking. Life is complicated enough so why not let Si King and Dave Myers, AKA the Hairy Bikers, make it just that bit easier? Whether it's inspiration for supper after a hard day's work or a slow roast feast for a weekend gathering, One Pot Wonders has it all. From rich and warming tray bakes to light but satisfying salads, these triple-tested recipes deliver on flavour and cut out the fuss.

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