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Picnic at Hanging Rock: Popular Penguins
Picnic at Hanging Rock: Popular Penguins Joan Lindsay
While Joan Lindsay's haunting Australian classic Picnic at Hanging Rock is a work of fiction, the story is often considered one of Australia's greatest mysteries.
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The Bodysurfers: Popular Penguins
The Bodysurfers: Popular Penguins Robert Drewe
Set among the surf and sandhills of the Australian beach – and the tidal changes of three generations of the Lang family – The Bodysurfers is an Australian classic.
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The Merry-Go-Round in the Sea: Popular Penguins
The Merry-Go-Round in the Sea: Popular Penguins Randolph Stow
The Merry-Go-Round in the Sea allows us a precious glimpse into a simpler kind of childhood in a country that no longer exists.
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The Well: Popular Penguins
The Well: Popular Penguins Elizabeth Jolley
A twentieth-century Australian classic, The Well is a haunting and wryly humorous tale of memory, desire and loneliness.
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The Lucky Country: Popular Penguins
The Lucky Country: Popular Penguins Donald Horne
First published in 1964 The Lucky Country caused a sensation. The book was a wake-up call to an unimaginative nation, an indictment of a country mired in mediocrity and manacled to its past.
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Holding the Man: Popular Penguins
Holding the Man: Popular Penguins Timothy Conigrave
With honesty and insight Holding the Man explores the highs and lows of any partnership, and the strength of heart both men have to find when they test positive to HIV. 
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Surrender: Popular Penguins
Surrender: Popular Penguins Sonya Hartnett
As life slips away, Gabriel looks back over his brief twenty years that have been clouded by frustration and humiliation. A small town and distant parents ensure that he is never allowed to forget the horrific mistake he made as a child.
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Obernewtyn Chronicles Volume 1: Popular Penguins
Obernewtyn Chronicles Volume 1: Popular Penguins Isobelle Carmody
In a world struggling back from the brink of apocalypse, life is harsh. But for Elspeth Gordie, born with enhanced mental abilities that would see her sterilised or burned if discovered, it is also dangerous.
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April Fool's Day: Popular Penguins
April Fool's Day: Popular Penguins Bryce Courtenay
Damon Courtenay died on the morning of April Fool's Day. In this tribute to his son, Bryce Courtenay lays bare the suffering behind this young man's life.
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Generals Die in Bed: War Popular Penguins
Generals Die in Bed: War Popular Penguins Charles Yale Harrison
Generals Die in Bed brings to life a period of history through the eyes of a twenty-year-old narrator, who reminds us that there is neither glamour nor glory in war.
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