Hamish is a passenger in life, unable to do much more than watch or walk away. His world is quiet and reflective until he is pulled into the complicated lives of the people left behind after the death of Charlie Parker.
Browsing: Books & Literature
A picture book aimed at children ages 5 to 8, where one junior astronaut and her space dog take a journey through the solar system to visit the Sun, the planets and asteroids beyond, learning about each along the way.
A beautiful introduction to the concept of recognising and acknowledging one’s feelings and looking to friends and family for support when times get tough or overwhelming.
All the Kings’ Men: A History of the Hindmarsh Cricket Club by Denis Brien has won the Jack Pollard trophy from the Australian Cricket Society for the leading cricket book published over the previous 12 months.
Four narrated stories set across the Eleventh Doctor’s era and featuring Amy Pond, Clara Oswald and previous characters that shared those same adventures.
On a bleak night in Wales, Hywel Roberts finds himself in need of a hotel. He is greeted by a courteous and elderly gentleman but soon realises that this hotel – nicknamed the Deadbeat Escape – is no ordinary hotel and that he has been expected.
A simple but delightful picture book for ages 2 – 6, exploring the joy small children have hunting and jumping in puddles and experimenting with language.
The Turnkey, by Allison Rushby, has won Best Children’s Crime Novel at the Sisters in Crime 18th Davitt Awards.
A PI is hired to follow a potentially cheating fiancée, who may or may not have cleaned out her future husband’s bank accounts. Just after the cheque bounces and the tailing stops, the errant fiancée is murdered.
20 years later, and Aussies are even more in love with Harry Potter than they were in 1998. To fill this love, BIG W have dropped new Harry-Potter inspired pieces into it’s tween range.
A look into the Anna-Jane Cheney murder case. Cheney was an Adelaide lawyer murdered in the 1990s. Her fiancé, Henry Keogh, was found guilty and sentenced to life imprisonment, only to be released and have the charges dropped 21 years later.
A beguiling picture book with beautiful illustrations about Maud, an unconfident member of a clan of dragons who, by their magic, help the world transition from day into night.
A top-flight former foreign correspondent is sent to a drought-ridden, dying rural town to write an anniversary piece investigating how the town is coping one year after a young priest shot five men dead from the steps of his church.
Eve Forrester escapes a loveless marriage in 1948 and journeys to the French Riviera after a mysterious bequest is left in her name but, while she rubs shoulders with the rich and famous, rivals to her unexplained fortune begin to emerge. Rivals who want her out of the way.
A short recipe book focussing on Bengali Hindu cooking, making a distinction from the usual Indian fare found in other cookbooks and restaurants.
A moving and fascinating account of the gruesome post-WWI search for some of the 45,000 Australians who had died in France and Belgium, in order to bring closure to families and to provide the fallen with a fitting burial.
A celebration of children everywhere! Explore and discover the cultures and activities of children around the world, from playtime to manners, language, food, family, school and animals.
British naturalist, author and award-winning television presenter, Stephen Moss, goes on a fascinating journey through the many influences on the English language as he examines the origins of bird names.
Jon Bronson is an outsider, a loner except for his friendship with Chloe. When he is abducted, the world moves on. When Jon returns, four years later, he has changed in a way he can’t explain…
When Rachel Chu goes to Singapore with her boyfriend for his best mate’s wedding, she has no idea just how ridiculously rich he and his friends are, nor how much effort his family will put into getting rid of her.