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Book Cover:  1 Page at a Time: A Daily Creative Companion
By Kurtz Adam J
This book could be anything: a journal, a keepsake, a calendar, a friend, all of the above. It gently (and not gently) pushes you through the year, gets you writing about your past, present, and future, facing your fears and then turning the page.
This book could be anything: a journal, a keepsake, a calendar, a friend, all of the above. It gently (and not gently) pushes you through the year, gets you writing about your past, present, and future, facing your fears and then turning the page.
Published: 18/12/2014
Format: Paperback
ISBN: 9780141981024
RRP: $19.99
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Book Cover:  10-lb Penalty
By Francis Dick
A wealthy businessman running for a parliamentary by-election in Dorset, Juliard Sr needs all the help he can get - especially when the campaign moves from mudslinging to something more deadly.
A wealthy businessman running for a parliamentary by-election in Dorset, Juliard Sr needs all the help he can get - especially when the campaign moves from mudslinging to something more deadly.
Published: 24/09/2014
Format: Paperback
ISBN: 9781405916851
RRP: $19.99
Book Cover:  1984

'It was a bright cold day in April, and the clocks were striking thirteen.'  

'It was a bright cold day in April, and the clocks were striking thirteen.'  

Published: 01/09/2008
Format: Paperback
ISBN: 9780141036144
RRP: $19.95
Book Cover:  22 Britannia Road

'A riveting historical novel, set in post-WWII England . . . crimes of love and war' 
Oprah.com

In war we sometimes lose ourselves . . .

It is 1946 and Silvana and eight-year-old Aurek board a ship that will take them from Poland to England. Silvana has not seen her husband Janusz in six years, but, they are assured, he has made them a home in Ipswich.

'A riveting historical novel, set in post-WWII England . . . crimes of love and war' 
Oprah.com

In war we sometimes lose ourselves . . .

It is 1946 and Silvana and eight-year-old Aurek board a ship...

Published: 03/01/2012
Format: Paperback
ISBN: 9780141399676
RRP: $19.95
Book Cover:  31 Songs
By Hornby Nick
Through thirty-one songs that he either loves or has loved, Nick Hornby tells us what music means to his life. Theses personal and passionate pieces – refreshingly free of pretension – are a celebration of the joy that certain songs have given him.
Through thirty-one songs that he either loves or has loved, Nick Hornby tells us what music means to his life. Theses personal and passionate pieces – refreshingly free of pretension – are a celebration of the joy that certain songs have given him.
Published: 14/03/2014
Format: Paperback
ISBN: 9780241969793
RRP: $22.99
Book Cover:  365: Stories
By Robertson James
At the beginning of 2013, James Robertson set himself the task of creating a new short story every day of the year, the only restriction being that each one must be exactly 365 words long.
At the beginning of 2013, James Robertson set himself the task of creating a new short story every day of the year, the only restriction being that each one must be exactly 365 words long.
Published: 19/11/2014
Format: Paperback
ISBN: 9780241146866
RRP: $24.99
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Book Cover: A Battle Won
A Battle Won is the brilliant second instalment in the epic maritime adventures of Charles Hayden. A masterpiece in the tradition of Bernard Cornwell and Patrick O'Brian.
A Battle Won is the brilliant second instalment in the epic maritime adventures of Charles Hayden. A masterpiece in the tradition of Bernard Cornwell and Patrick O'Brian.
Published: 06/05/2011
Format: Paperback
ISBN: 9780141033150
RRP: $22.99
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Book Cover: A Book of Mediterranean Food

'When you read Elizabeth David, you get perfect pitch. There is an understanding and evocation of flavours, colours, scents and places that lights up the page'  Guardian

A Book of Mediterranean Food – published in 1950 – was Elizabeth David's first book and it is based on a collection of recipes she made while living in France, Italy, the Greek islands and Egypt.

She gives us hearty...

'When you read Elizabeth David, you get perfect pitch. There is an understanding and evocation of flavours, colours, scents and places that lights up the page'  Guardian

A Book of Mediterranean Food...

Published: 25/08/1998
Format: Paperback
ISBN: 9780140273281
RRP: $22.95
Book Cover: A Breath of French Air
By Bates H E

'I should like to go to France,' said Ma.

'God Almighty,' Pop said. 'What for?'

'For a holiday of course,' Ma said. 'I think
it would do us all good to get some sun.'

And so at the end of a rainy English August the Larkins – all ten of them, including little Oscar, the family's new addition – bundle into the old Rolls and cross the Channel to escape the hostile elements.

'I should like to go to France,' said Ma.

'God Almighty,' Pop said. 'What for?'

'For a holiday of course,' Ma said. 'I think
it would do us all good to get some sun.'

And so at the end of a rainy English...

Published: 19/07/2007
Format: Paperback
ISBN: 9780141029641
RRP: $22.95
Book Cover: A Confederacy of Dunces

'This city is famous for its gamblers, prostitutes, exhibitionists, anti-Christs, alcoholics, sodomites, drug addicts, fetishists, onanists, pornographers, frauds, jades, litterbugs, and lesbians . . . don't make the mistake of bothering me.'

Ignatius J. Reilly: fat, flatulent, eloquent and almost unemployable. By the standards of ordinary folk he is pretty much unhinged, too. But is he bothered by...

'This city is famous for its gamblers, prostitutes, exhibitionists, anti-Christs, alcoholics, sodomites, drug addicts, fetishists, onanists, pornographers, frauds, jades, litterbugs, and lesbians . . ...

Published: 13/05/2011
Format: Paperback
ISBN: 9780241951590
RRP: $19.95
Book Cover: A Convergence of Birds: Original Fiction & Poetry Inspired By the Work  of Joseph Cornell
Jonathan Safran Foer has long had a passion for the work of the twentieth-century American assemblage artist Joseph Cornell. Inspired by Cornell s avian-themed boxes, and suspecting that they would be similarly inspiring to others, Foer began to write letters.

The responses he received from luminaries of American writing were nothing short of astounding.

Jonathan Safran Foer has long had a passion for the work of the twentieth-century American assemblage artist Joseph Cornell. Inspired by Cornell s avian-themed boxes, and suspecting that they would be...
Published: 31/01/2008
Format: Paperback
ISBN: 9780141012704
RRP: $26.95
Book Cover: A Crack in the Edge of the World: The Great American Earthquake of 1906
A burgeoning new city is built on the dreams of the American gold rush. It is also built upon a landscape that has been stretching, sliding and breaking apart for millennia. In 1906 the dreams of this city, came crashing down beneath the rippling wave of a horrifying earthquake that turned roads into great rippling rivers, that set buildings ablaze for days on end, that made homes collapse upon themselves...
A burgeoning new city is built on the dreams of the American gold rush. It is also built upon a landscape that has been stretching, sliding and breaking apart for millennia. In 1906 the dreams of this...
Published: 02/07/2007
Format: Paperback
ISBN: 9780141016344
RRP: $26.95
Book Cover: A Crime in the Neighborhood
In the long hot summer of 1972, three events shattered the serenity of ten year old Marsha's life: her father ran away with her mother's sister Ada; Boyd Ellison, a young boy, was molested and murdered; and Watergate made the headlines.
In the long hot summer of 1972, three events shattered the serenity of ten year old Marsha's life: her father ran away with her mother's sister Ada; Boyd Ellison, a young boy, was molested and murdered; and Watergate made the headlines.
Published: 23/07/1999
Format: Paperback
ISBN: 9780140273328
RRP: $22.99
Book Cover: A Crowded Marriage

There isn't room in a marriage for three . . .

Painter Imogen is happily married to Alex, and together they have a son. But when their finances hit rock bottom, they're forced to accept Eleanor Latimer's offer of a rent-free cottage on her large country estate. If it was anyone else, Imogen would be beaming gratitude. Unfortunately, Eleanor just happens to be Alex's beautiful, rich and flirtatious...

There isn't room in a marriage for three . . .

Painter Imogen is happily married to Alex, and together they have a son. But when their finances hit rock bottom, they're forced to accept Eleanor Latimer's...

Published: 04/07/2012
Format: Paperback
ISBN: 9780241961216
RRP: $19.99
Book Cover: A Dark-Adapted Eye: Green Popular Penguins
Vera was prim and fastidious. Eden was beautiful and adored. Like most families they had their secrets...and they hid them under a genteelly respectable veneer. Yet their sisterly bond was strained by obsession, manipulation and murderous . . . 
Vera was prim and fastidious. Eden was beautiful and adored. Like most families they had their secrets...and they hid them under a genteelly respectable veneer. Yet their sisterly bond was strained by obsession, manipulation and murderous . . . 
Published: 24/07/2013
Format: Paperback
ISBN: 9780143570035
RRP: $9.95
Book Cover: A Dead Hand: A Crime in Calcutta

'The most gifted, the most prodigal writer of his generation'   JONATHAN RABAN

Jerry Delfont is a travel writer with writer's block. Lounging in Calcutta one day, he receives a mysterious letter. It comes from an American philanthropist, Mrs Merrill Unger. An Indian friend of her son is in trouble: he woke up in a hotel room with a dead body next to him; he panicked and fled. Mrs Unger would like...

'The most gifted, the most prodigal writer of his generation'   JONATHAN RABAN

Jerry Delfont is a travel writer with writer's block. Lounging in Calcutta one day, he receives a mysterious letter...

Published: 01/10/2010
Format: Paperback
ISBN: 9780141044163
RRP: $24.95
Book Cover: A Death in Vienna

Art restorer and former secret agent Gabriel Allon hasn't been back to Vienna since a terrorist bomb tore his family apart. But when an old friend is almost killed there in an explosion at the Wartime Claims and Inquiry Office, Allon is compelled to investigate.

Art restorer and former secret agent Gabriel Allon hasn't been back to Vienna since a terrorist bomb tore his family apart. But when an old friend is almost killed there in an explosion at the Wartime...

Published: 02/08/2010
Format: Paperback
ISBN: 9780241950326
RRP: $19.95
Book Cover: A Delicate Truth
By le Carre John
A counter-terror operation, codenamed Wildlife, is being mounted in Britain's most precious colony, Gibraltar. Its purpose: to capture a high-value jihadist arms-buyer. Its authors: an ambitious Foreign Office Minister, and a private defence contractor who is also his close friend.
A counter-terror operation, codenamed Wildlife, is being mounted in Britain's most precious colony, Gibraltar. Its purpose: to capture a high-value jihadist arms-buyer. Its authors: an ambitious Foreign Office Minister, and a private defence contractor who is also his close friend.
Published: 25/06/2014
Format: Paperback
ISBN: 9780241965184
RRP: $22.99
Book Cover: A Good Man in Africa

Escapee from suburbia, overweight, oversexed … Morgan Leafy isn't overburdened with worldly success. Actually, he is refreshingly free from it. But then, as a representative of Her Britannic Majesty in tropical Kinjanja, it was not very constructive of him to get involved in wholesale bribery. Nor was it exactly oiling his way up the ladder to hunt down the improbably pointed breasts of his boss's...

Escapee from suburbia, overweight, oversexed … Morgan Leafy isn't overburdened with worldly success. Actually, he is refreshingly free from it. But then, as a representative of Her Britannic Majesty...

Published: 12/08/2010
Format: Paperback
ISBN: 9780141046891
RRP: $24.95
Book Cover: A Handful of Dust: Penguin Essentials
By Waugh Evelyn
Beautiful Lady Brenda Last lives at Hetton Abbey, a crumbling Gothic monstrosity that is her husband Tony's pride and joy. Bored and restless after seven years of marriage, she drifts into an affair with a worthless young socialite.
Beautiful Lady Brenda Last lives at Hetton Abbey, a crumbling Gothic monstrosity that is her husband Tony's pride and joy. Bored and restless after seven years of marriage, she drifts into an affair with a worthless young socialite.
Published: 24/09/2014
Format: Paperback
ISBN: 9780241970553
RRP: $16.99

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30 Oct 2014
2014 Voss Literary Prize shortlist
The following books have been shortlisted for the inaugural Voss Literary Prize​, convened by the Australian University Heads of English. The Night Guest by Fiona McFarlaneEyrie by Tim WintonFor more information on these awards please vuisit the Voss Literary Prize website.

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