Book List:18 titles
  • Mrs Moses is a small woman with a big heart and enormous courage. The only survivor of a Cossack raid on her village, she takes with her a big cast-iron frying pan, so heavy that she can only sling it over her back. Yet this is no ordinary frying pan...


  • Nicholas Duncan is a semi-retired shipping magnate who resides in idyllic Beautiful Bay in Indonesia. Grieving the loss of his wife, Anna, he is suffering for the first time from disturbing flashbacks to WWII, the scene of their first meeting. His ot...


  • If poker was an addiction then music was an overwhelming obsession; one could never replace the other in my life.During the Great Depression there was little hope for a boy born into the slums of Cabbagetown, Toronto. But Jack Spayd is offered a tick...


  • `I am Sylvia Honeyeater; I think myself born around 1196, and this is the story of my life. I am cursed by folk as an optimist and a dreamer, which is a dangerous combination. . .' Sylvia is the story of the Children's Crusade, which occurred in the ...


  • The persimmon tree is a symbol of life, a heartwood that will outlast everything man can make ... It is 1942 in the Dutch East Indies, and Nick Duncan is a young Australian butterfly collector in search of a single exotic butterfly. With invading ...


  • The time is 1939.White South Africa is a deeply divided nation with many of the Afrikaner people fanatically opposed to the English. The world is also on the brink of war and South Africa elects to fight for the Allied cause against Germany. Six ye...


  • "Brother Fish" is an inspiring human drama of three lives brought together and changed for ever by the extraordinary events of recent history. "Brother Fish" is an Australian saga spanning eighty years and four continents. Inspired by real events, Br...


  • MATTHEW FLINDERS' CAT The story of a drunk, a boy and a cat. Billy O'Shannessy, once a prominent barrister, is now on the street where he sleeps on a bench outside the State Library. Above him on the window sill rests a bronze statue of Matthew F...


  • The four fires in this story are passion, religion, warfare and fire itself. While there are many more fires that drive the human spirit, love being perhaps the brightest flame of all, it is these four that have moulded us most as Australian people. ...






  • Thommo returns from Vietnam to an Australia that regards him as a mercenary guilty of war crimes. He begins to develop all kinds of physical and mental problems, and thinks it must only be him until he finds he is not alone. Ten mates, all who remain...


  • The Final Book in The Australian Trilogy This is the story of two families - branches of the Solomons - transported to an alien land, both of whom eventually grow rich and powerful but who, through three generations, never for one moment relinquis...


  • Brutally kidnapped and separated in childhood, Tommo and Hawk are reunited at the age of fifteen in Hobart Town. Together, they escape their troubled pasts and set off on a journey into manhood. From whale hunting in the Pacific to the Maori wars of ...


  • A Recipe for Dreaming is a little treasure of wise words and beautiful images. With insight, humour and a deep sense of humanity, Bryce Courtenay inspires us to become dreamers and questioners, creators of lives that are rich and rewarding. Illuminat...


  • Jessica is based on the inspiring true story of a young girl's fight for justice against tremendous odds. A tomboy, Jessica is the pride of her father, as they work together on the struggling family farm. One quiet day, the peace of the bush is deva...


  • Always leave a little salt on the bread... Ikey Solomon's favourite saying is also his way of doing business. And in the business of thieving, he's very successful indeed. Ikey's partner in crime is his mistress, the forthright Mary Abacus, until ...


  • Half Indian, half African and beautiful, Tandia is just a teenager when she is brutally attacked and violated by the South African police. Desperately afraid, consumed by hatred for the white man, Tandia at last finds refuge in a brothel deep in t...


  • In 1939, as Hitler cast his enormous, cruel shadow across the world, hatred of a similar kind took root in South Africa, where the seeds of apartheid were newly sown. There a boy called Peekay was born. He spoke the wrong language--English, the langu...


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    Simon Koo is an ambitious Australian-born Chinese who goes to Singapore in the mid-60s to work for an advertising agency, but the Wing brothers, who run the agency, are not what they seem. There is soon trouble when Simon falls in love with the forbi...