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It was the end of an era; a year of 'outlandish happenings'; a time when everything seemed to change for Charlie Reeve, a daydreaming lad growing up in a small town on the Mornington Peninsula. His teacher and dad are giving him a hard time, his neighbour Squid ke... read more

All The Green Year - Text Classics
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Awards:Winner of Miles Franklin Literary Award 1963.

Based on the childhood of Sumner Locke Elliot, this novel is set in the Great Depression. PB, an orphan, lives a secure working-class life in Sydney. That's all about to change, however, when his Aunt Vanessa arrives from London and scoops him up to raise him as her own child."

Careful, He Might Hear You - Text Classics
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I'm only telling you this to let you know what a silly thing it is to live like I do. What it was, I got sacked from my seventeenth job for fighting or gambling - I don't know which - and because I was hardly ever there. I was gambling all right, but someone called me a ... read more

Chantic Bird:Text Classics
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'Helen Garner writes the best sentences in Australia.'Bulletin Janet is a skeptic, a journalist; Maxine revels in New Age fantasies; and Ray, a drifter, is a born-again Christian. The common ground is the house they share. But their fragile domestic balance is about t... read more

Cosmo Cosmolino - Text Classics
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Awards:Winner of Prime Minister's Literary Awards (Australia): Fiction 2010. Shortlisted for ABIA Australian Literary Fiction Book of the Year 2010 and Victorian Premier's Literary Award - Vance Palmer Prize for Fiction 2009.

Winner of the Prime Minister's Literary Award, 2010Introduced by Yann MartelAbandoned in a big city at the onset of winter, a hungry four-year-old boy follows a stray dog to her lair. There in the rich smelly darkness, in the rub of hair, claws and teeth, he joins four puppies s... read more

Dog Boy: Text Classics
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Wrongfully convicted, a young aristocrat is sent to the penal colony of Van Diemen's Land. There he is forced to endure tremendous suffering, from the cruelty of those in power to the harsh untamed country. Dawes remains determined to clear his name, no matter the trials that come his way.

For The Term Of His Natural Life
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Richard Mahony is a restless man. Ballarat, England, Melbourne, Europe, the bush: elsewhere is always better. Searching for a place, a meaning, a life, Mahony and his wife Mary journey from wealth to poverty, order to chaos, sanity to the asylum. The Fortun... read more

Fortunes of Richard Mahony - Text Classics
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Series:Text Classics Ser.
Awards:Winner of Australian Literature Society Gold Medal 1941.

Patrick White's magnificent debut novel - first published 1939, long out of print and now a Text Classic.Based on Patrick White's own experiences in the early 1930s as a jackaroo at Bolaro, near Adaminaby in south-eastern New South Wales, Happy Valleypaints a portrait of... read more

Happy Valley: Text Classics
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Two novellas, delving into our connections with those we love, and the pain of breaking those connections. Introduced by Michael Sala.In Honour, Kathleen and Frank are amicably separated, and share the parenting of their young daughter, Flo. But when Fran... read more

Honour and Other People's Children - Omnibus
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Winner of the Barbara Ramsden Prize, 1990. This was life: no sooner had you built yourself your little raft and felt secure than it came to pieces under you and you were swimming again. Born into a world without welcome, Isobel observes it as warily as an alien trying to p... read more

I for Isobel_ Text Classics
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Introduced by Les CarlyonI looked up. The rope was tied to a rolled steel joist about two metres above the truck cab. Ned had climbed up on to the cab roof, tied the rope to the joist, slid it along. Tied a slipknot around his neck. And stepped off the cab roof.Peter Temple... read more

Iron Rose - Text Classics
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Awards:Winner of Age Book of the Year 2000.

Isobel Callaghan is struggling to make a career as a writer in Sydney. She is isolated, poor and hungry, and fears she's going mad. Leaving her room in a boarding house in search of food, she has a breakdown on the way to the corner shop.
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Isobel on the Way to the Corner Shop
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