Fin J Ross
Young Fidelia Knight arrives in Melbourne in 1874, alone except for her treasured companion, Samuel Johnson; well, half of him. To escape servitude, Fidelia hides each night in Bourke-street's renowned Coles Book Arcade. She loves words, you see, and wants to know them all. What she overhears in Coles sets her on a path that will change the lives of everyone she meets, starting with Jasper Godwin, the hopelessly underqualified manager of the new Billings Better Bookstore
A fun, practical guide to growing your wealth while making a difference Is the money in your bank account helping to fund the fossil fuel and tobacco industries?
Geoff Manaugh and Nicola Twilley
Until Proven Safe tracks the idea of quarantine around the globe, through time and space, chasing the story from the lazarettos and quarantine islands of Venice - built before communicable diseases were really understood - to the hallways of the CDC, NASA, and the cutting-edge labs and conference rooms where the future technology of quarantine is being developed. The result is a tour of an idea that could not be more urgent or relevant, a book full of stories, people, and insights that is as compelling as it is definitive.
Super sleuth Kate Palmer is Cornwall's answer to Miss Marple, but when the semi-retired nurse finds herself in the wrong place at the wrong time can she prove her innocence and solve her most puzzling case yet?
Two road trips. Twenty years apart. Can the memories of a troubled family past finally be put to rest? When Tara Button's mother asks her to drive the bright yellow family caravan from one end of the state to the other, it's her charming but unreliable brother, Zac, who convinces her it's a good idea.
When a drought dries up the contents of a dam on her uncle's property, investigative journalist Phillipa 'Pip' Davenport is astonished at what she finds. On a deadline and with a severe case of writers' block, Pip turns away from her immediate interest in the waterhole's contents. However, the universe and her neighbour seem to have other ideas.
In this beautifully photographed book, author and award-winning photographer Erin Jordan captures these unique places that have been abandoned and left behind. Erin travels through some of the most remote areas in Australia, uncovering forgotten towns and exploring the stories left behind. Each photo gives us a glimpse into what life was like living in some of the toughest and most remote places in Australia.
The ruins of South Australia are barren, isolated time capsules. Starkly contrasting the states bustling city centre, we inhale these ghostly narratives upon the opening of each creaking door. A diverse, unique and often unexplored region of the 'Great Land Down Under', the visual stories presented here are mere footnotes of South Australia's long and complex history.
Andrea Beaty and David Roberts
When pets go missing in Blue River Creek it is up to Ada to follow the scientific method by making a hypothesis, collecting data, and experimenting to find the missing animals.
Colin Kahl and Thomas Wright
The COVID-19 crisis reminds us of our common humanity and shared fate. The public has, for the most part, responded stoically and with kindness. Some democracies--South Korea, Taiwan, Germany, New Zealand, among others--have responded well. America may emerge from the crisis with a new resolve to deal with non-traditional threats, like pandemic disease, and a new demand for effective collective action with other democratic nations. America may also finally be forced to come to grips with our nation's inadequacies, and to make big changes at home and abroad that will set the stage for opportunities the rest of this century holds. But one thing is certain: America and the world will never be the same again
Australia's Number 1 Bestselling cookbook author returns with a major TV-tie in cookbook for the modern family who love to eat, cook, celebrate and have fun together. Basics to Brilliance Kids is the latest gorgeous new book from Australia's bestselling cookbook author, Donna Hay, to accompany her new TV series of the same name which will show on Foxtel in October 2017.
A renowned supermodel's world is torn apart in an instant sending her on an unexpected journey of discovery in Beautiful, a masterful novel from the international number one bestselling author Danielle Steel.
Full story of the Falconio murder inquiry. On a cold July night in 2001 a panic-stricken woman dashed out of the desert scrub, bringing to a halt a huge outback roadtrain. The story that Joanne Lees told, of her abduction and boyfriend's apparent murder, has held the world's attention ever since. Award winning journalist, Richard Shears, covered the story from the first days right up until the verdict was handed down at the end of an eight week trial.
Brick Brown has problems: she hates her day job, and her beloved Uncle Baz has gone missing. Although a bartender by trade, Brick Brown has finagled herself a job on the city council to investigate a complaint that threatens to close her uncle's well-loved blues club in the heart of Melbourne. Brick suspects something strange is going on, but when her amateur sleuthing uncovers the mayor's dead body in a locked room, she's dragged into the dangerous world of dodgy developers with the reluctant help of Mitch Mitchell, a prickly war correspondent turned investigative journalist.
This is where it all started! The first classic Phryne Fisher mystery, featuring our delectable heroine, cocaine, communism and adventure. Phryne leaves the tedium of English high society for Melbourne, Australia, and never looks back.
For every crime, there are unintended victims. People living their lives until something happens to them or someone they love. Many are innocent; some are not perfect themselves. No matter their story, they are put in a terrible situation due to the crimes of another.Many are innocent; some are not perfect themselves. No matter their story, they are put in a terrible situation due to the crimes of another.
A Birmingham house fire. A young mother dead. The main suspect? Her husband - but he's disappeared. A young woman has also disappeared but the police don't seem concerned. Desperate, her mother turns to a less official channel for help. That less official channel? Former DI Robin Lyons.
From one of China's most celebrated and silenced literary authors, Murong Xuecun, Deadly Quiet City is an unforgettable collection of true stories from the early months of the COVID-19 outbreak in Wuhan.
Things haven't gone well for Simon Larsen lately. He adores his wife, Tansy, and his children, but since his business failed and he lost the family home, he can't seem to get off the couch. His larger-than-life in-laws, the Schnabels - Tansy's mother, sister and brother - won't get off his case. To keep everyone happy, Simon needs to do one little job: he has a week to landscape a friend's backyard for an important Schnabel family event.