The story of a death, a policeman, an island and a country.The Tall Manis the story of Palm Island, the tropical paradise where one morning Cameron Doomadgee swore at a policeman and forty minutes later lay dead in a watch-house cell. It i... read more

The Tall Man: Death and Life on Palm Island
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A brilliant account of 200 years of Tasmanian history and an acclaimed writer's discovery of his secret connection with that island and its past. In Tasmania on holiday, novelist and Chatwin biographer Nicholas Shakespeare discovered a house on a 9-mile beach and insta... read more

In Tasmania
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Awards:Winner of Australian Human Rights Award: Art Category 1999.

Historian Henry Reynolds has found himself being asked these questions by many people, over many years, in all parts of Australia. The acclaimed Why Weren't We Told?is a frank account of his personal journal towards the realisation that he, like generations of A... read more

Why Weren't We Told ?
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Series:Penguin Modern Classics

'Hot damn! Let us rumble, keep going and don't slow down...let's have a little fun...' In his much-anticipated memoir, Hunter S. Thompson looks back on a long and productive life. It is a story of crazed road trips fuelled by bourbon and black acid, of insane judges... read more

Kingdom of Fear
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A New York Times-bestselling breakthrough book about talent, passion, and achievement from the one of the world's leading thinkers on creativity and self-fulfillment. You, Your Child, and School is forthcoming f... read more

The Element: How Finding Your Passion Changes Everything
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Awards:Shortlisted for Miles Franklin Literary Award 2010.

In masterful prose, the author of SURRENDER tells a quiet but powerful tale about the shifting bonds and psychological perils of adolescence. (Ages 14 and up)
 
Plum Coyle is on t... read more

Butterfly
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Awards:Winner of Man Booker Prize for Fiction 2007 and Hughes & Hughes Irish Novel of the Year Award 2008. Shortlisted for RTE Radio 1's The Tubridy Show Listeners' Choice Award 2008 and Independent Booksellers' Book of the Year Award: Adults' Book of the Year 2008 and International IMPAC Dublin Literary Award 2009.

"The nine surviving children of the Hegarty clan gather in Dublin for the wake of their wayward brother Liam. It wasn t the drink that killed him although that certainly helped it was what happened to him as a boy in his grandmother s house, in the winter of 1968. His sis... read more

The Gathering
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Series:Penguin Celebrations
Awards:Runner-up for The BBC Big Read Top 100 2003.  

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The Secret History
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