Book List in Order: 9 titles

  • A powerful story of young love in the aftermath of war, and quiet heroism in the face of death. Internationally acclaimed, Say No to Death has been translated into fourteen languages.'Dymphna Cusack... has created a number of attractive, likeable cha...


  • 'Women are cursed, all right. If you wither on the virgin stem you go all pathological; if you go off the deep end you get seme foul disease; and if you marry and have dozens of young you die of exhaustion.'These seem to be the options...


  • Is it worse to be exiled from one's country than from one's heart?'Is it worse to be exiled from one's country than from one's heart?'Alexandra, an acerbic writer of popular travel books, is leaving Australia on the Boudicea. Tortured by the early de...


  • Vulnerable and uncertain of herself, Roslyn is a woman who needs people¬†needs to feel that people need her. But her husband Rod, an officer in the Australian Navy, is often away at sea, and her daughter -- grown up and preoccupied with her studies a...


  • Paul, a Vietnam vet disfigured by a napalm attack, has recently been deserted by his horrified wife. Day after day he camps at Devil's Head and takes his surfboard over the outer reef, hoping the sharp rocks will claim him and save him from his night...


  • Picnic Races is a¬†cheerful comedy celebrating the lives of small-town Australians. Gubba is preparing to celebrate its centenary and its history as a gold rush town. But there are two factions in Gubba - the wealthy 'woolocracy' with their social pr...


  • Cusack's classic that broke new ground in its treatment of the values of present-day Australia and in its picture of the changing Aboriginal world. For Tempe Caxton, glamorous television star, life has lost its luster. Her son was killed in the war, ...


  • In the industrial city of Newcastle, New South Wales, lies a powerful firm that dominates the town. It is here that Dymphna Cusack sets a dramatic tale of family disunion, feminine rivalries, soldiers' lusts and lovers' ecstasies. As the horror of th...


  • An acclaimed novel which explores what life on the home-front was like for Australian women in WWII. Come in Spinner was an immediate sensation when it was first published in an abridged version in 1951.Florence James was the author of Come in Spinne...