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    ... three steps down the palate to tap, at three, on the teeth. Lo. Lee. Ta.' Humbert Humbert is a middle-aged, frustrated college professor. In love with his landlady's twelve-year-old daughter Lolita, he'll do anything to ...

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    ... serious than the others, certainly more intelligent, but they all swore to stay friends for life. Now Tony is in middle age. He's had a career and a single marriage, a calm divorce. He's certainly never tried to hurt ...

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    ... charming, life-enhancing novel I've read in ages. Strongly recommend' INDIA KNIGHT ___________ Your ability ... - starts here Chemist Elizabeth Zott is not your average woman. In fact, Elizabeth Zott would be the first to ...

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    ... 've read in a long time. One man's walk along the length of England to save the life of a dying woman . . . Philosophical, intriguing, and profoundly moving' RICHARD MADELEY ' Full of heart, laced through with wry wit. I ...

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    ... an illusion. Jane is a single mum with a mysterious past who carries a sadness beyond her years. These three women, all with children starting at the same school, are about to tell the little lies that can turn lethal ...

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    ... shadow of his father's dark prophesy. The aging Nakata, tracker of lost cats, who never recovered ... girl of the night; a forest harbours soldiers apparently un-aged since WWII. There is a savage killing, but the identity ...

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    ... his remarkable life story, and the history of the band itself. Raised in the Midwest, he moved to LA aged eleven to live with his father Blackie, purveyor of pills, pot, and cocaine to the Hollywood elite. After a ...

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    ... individuals together in one small flat. Stubbornly independent Dina, widowed early, takes in Maneck, the college-aged son of a more prosperous childhood friend and, more reluctantly, Ishvar and Om, uncle and nephew ...

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    ... who rises to the demands of her position and fights tenaciously for the success of her family, a woman whose two sons become the central figures in a mystery that has confounded historians for centuries: the Princes ...

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    ... of the publication of The Hobbit, offers readers a new opportunity to discover Tolkien’s remarkable world of Middle-earth and to follow the complete story of Bilbo Baggins and the Hobbits’ part in the epic quest for ...

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    Shortlisted for the 2009 Prime Minister's Literary Awards When Hanna Heath gets a call in the middle of the night in her Sydney home about a precious medieval manuscript that has been recovered from the smouldering ruins ...

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    ... she finds that enlightenment entails getting up in the middle of the night to scrub the temple floor, ... and Bali where a toothless medicine man of indeterminate age offers her a new path to peace- simply sit still ...

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    ... who needs an ingenious plan - and fast - to keep her cafe and customers safe YAZMINA, a young pregnant woman stolen from her remote village and now abandoned on Kabul's violent streets CANDACE, a wealthy American who has ...

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    ... 's spellbinding novel circles the lives of Bennie Salazar, an aging former punk rocker and record executive, and Sasha, the passionate, troubled young woman he employs. Although Bennie and Sasha never discover each other ...

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    ... Painted Caves. Leave 21st century London and go back to Ice Age Europe. Follow Ayla, a Cro-Magnon child who loses her ... from them, under the guidance of its medicine woman Iza and its wise holy man Creb. Immerse yourself ...

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    ... his ambitious friend, Prince Andrei, and the woman who becomes indispensable to both of them, the ... University of Kazan, remaining there only three years. At the age of 23, Tolstoy joined the Russian Army and fought in the ...

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    ... her marriage, she faces shocking revelations about the secrets a man can keep and the actions a woman is willing to take. Author: Anita Shreve. Format: Paperback Fiction Books Modern & Contemporary Fiction Booktopia Gift ...

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    ... the folly of judging by first impressions and superbly evokes the friendships,gossip and snobberies of provincial middle-class life. About the Author Jane Austen (1775-1817) was modest about her own genius but is one ...

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    Meet Edith Campbell Berry, the woman all Australian women would like to be. On a train from Paris to Geneva, Edith Campbell Berry meets Major Ambrose Westwood in the dining car, makes his acquaintance over a lunch of six ...

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    ... than Rushdie, more nerve-tinglingly imagined than Naipaul, here, perhaps, is the greatest Indian novel by a woman. Arundhati Roy has written an astonishingly rich, fertile novel, teeming with life, colour, heart-stopping ...

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    ... fiction. 'A fantastic, chilling story. And so powerfully feminist', Bernardine Evaristo, author of Girl, Woman, Other. Author: Margaret Atwood. Format: Paperback Fiction Books Modern & Contemporary Fiction Text Books ...

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    ... 's narrow existence is blown apart when he finds an escaped criminal, is summoned to visit a mysterious old woman and meets the icy beauty Estella. Most astoundingly of all, an anonymous person gives him money to begin a ...

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    ... the impediment to their lawful marriage are elements in a story that transcends melodrama to portray a woman's passionate search for a wider and richer life than that traditionally accorded to her sex in Victorian ...

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    ... of Russian high society. Tolstoy charts the course of the doomed love affair between Anna, a beautiful married woman, and Count Vronsky, a wealthy army officer who pursues Anna after becoming infatuated with her at a ...

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    ... of dystopian fiction. 'A fantastic, chilling story. And so powerfully feminist' Bernadine Evaristo, author of GIRL, WOMAN, OTHER 'This novel seems ever more vital in the present day' Observer READ THE TESTAMENTS , THE ...

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    ... town in Maine, as she grows older she struggles to make sense of the changes in her life. She is a woman who sees into the hearts of those around her, their triumphs and tragedies. We meet her stoic husband, bound to her ...

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    ... . He is even welcomed into a prosperous local white family where he falls for the daughter, Christine, a beautiful young woman who sees no harm in a liaison with a native. But slowly - by design and by accident - things ...

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    WINNER OF THE 2013 COSTA NOVEL AWARD- the acclaimed number one bestselling novel about a woman who lives her life over and over again through the most turbulent events of the 20th century, including the London Blitz. The ...

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    ... profound. Her capacity for romantic love is great, but her respect and care for others is greater. However, as a woman, she is bound and gagged by the world she has been born into. She has few personal freedoms, but she ...

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    ... 1964: Bert Cousins shows up at Franny Keating's christening party uninvited and notices a heart stoppingly beautiful woman. When he kisses Beverly Keating, his host's wife, he sets in motion the joining of two families ...

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    ... of law and order are in disarray. Only the Master, a man devoted to truth, and Margarita, the woman he loves, can resist the devil's onslaught. Brilliant and blackly comic, The Master and Margarita was repressed by ...

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    TRANSLATED BY LOUISE AND AYLMER MAUDE Anna is a beautiful, intelligent woman whose passionate affair with the dashing Count Vronsky leads her to ruin. But her story is also about a search for meaning, and by twinning it ...

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    ... to the unfulfilled promises of the present day. The Underground Railroad is at once the story of one woman's ferocious will to escape the horrors of bondage and a shatteringly powerful meditation on history. About the ...

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    ... of a deadly puzzle. He's fighting for survival and no one can help him - except the one woman who once wanted to escape him ... Author: Robert Ludlum. Format: Paperback Fiction Books Thrillers & Suspense Espionage & ...

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    Pulitzer-winning, scintillating studies in yearning and exile from a Bengali Bostonian woman of immense promise. A couple exchange unprecedented confessions during nightly blackouts in their Boston apartment as they ...

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    ... Name of the Rose . . . Its prankish verve [and] monstrous richness of detail [make for] a one-woman variety show of literary styles and types." The novel traces a pair of young academics--Roland Michell and Maud Bailey ...

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    ... from Theo, whose life plays out in the long shadow of the past, to Hana, an Ethiopian woman determined to reinvent herself in Australia. Award-winning author Michelle de Kretser illuminates travel, work and modern dreams ...

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    ... in 1919 and died in January 2010. He grew up in New York City, and wrote short stories from an early age, but his breakthrough came in 1948 with the publication in the New Yorker of 'A Perfect Day for Bananafish'. The ...

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    ... the white nights of summer illuminate a city of fallen grandeur whose palaces and avenues speak of a different age, when Leningrad was known as St Petersburg. Two sisters, Tatiana and Dasha, share the same bed, living in ...

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    Six lives. One amazing adventure. 'Souls cross ages like clouds cross skies ...' A reluctant voyager crossing the Pacific in 1850; a disinherited composer blagging a precarious livelihood in between-the-wars Belgium; a ...

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    Incredibly moving and funny novel that brilliantly captures the experiences of a generation unmissable for everyone who came of age with When Harry Met Sally or Friends. 'I can imagine you at forty,' she said, a hint of ...

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    ... December 1775. Her family later moved to Bath and then to Chawton in Hampshire. She wrote from a young age and Pride and Prejudice was begun when she was twenty-two years old. It was initially rejected by the publisher ...

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    ... a suicide attempt, as she grapples with difficult relationships and a society which refuses to take women's aspirations seriously. The Bell Jar, Sylvia Plath's only novel, was originally published in 1963 under ...

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    ... by our finest contemporary writers Read Jane Austen's unsung masterpiece. 'The most perfect artist among women, the writer whose books are immortal' Virginia Woolf Fanny Price's rich relatives offer her a place ...

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    ... II Open your eyes and see what you can with them before they close forever.’ For Marie-Laure, blind since the age of six, the world is full of mazes. The miniature of a Paris neighbourhood, made by her father to teach ...

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    ... BY ROBERT CHANDLER, UPDATED AND REVISED The twentieth century War and Peace , a broad portrait of an age and a searing vision of Stalinist Russia, Life and Fate is also the story of a family, the Shaposhnikovs ...

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    ... National Book Awards International Author of the Year Longlisted for the Man Booker Prize 2018 Longlisted for the Women's Prize for Fiction 2019 Connell and Marianne grow up in the same small town in the west of ...

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    ... her stony judge. The Spare Room tells a story of compassion, humour and rage. The two women-one sceptical, one stubbornly serene-negotiate an unmapped path through Nicola's bizarre therapy, stumbling towards the novel ...

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    Longlisted for the Women's Prize for Fiction 2020 A blistering satirical novel about marriage, divorce and modern love, by one of the most exciting new voices in american fiction Finally free from his nightmare marriage, ...

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    ... - Enid and Alfred and their three grown up children - are a troubled family living in a troubled age. Alfred is slowly losing his mind to Parkinson's disease. As his condition worsens, and the Lamberts are forced ...

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    ... American treasure that it is. Featuring more than fifty eye-popping, full-color illustrations that combine jazz age decadence with a sleek modern sensibility, this high-end publication brings us into Gatsby's world and ...

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    ... of Kill Your Darlings, and has written for The New York Times, The Saturday Paper, The Guardian, the Age, the Sydney Morning Herald, Meanjin, Qantas Magazine and LitHub. She lives and works on Peramangk and Kaurna ...

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    ... was a throwaway comment, designed to annoy and it did. It was along the lines of... Chocolate is to women what football is to men… ” The idea stuck, and Harris began thinking that “people have these conflicting feelings ...

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    ... certainty that Silvey has planted himself in the landscape as one of our finest storytellers.' - Australian Women's Weekly 'Jasper Jones confronts inhumanity and racism, as the stories of Mark Twain and Harper Lee did ...