In May 2006, armed only with a small rucksack and a staff, Tony Kevin, an overweight, sedentary, 63-year-old former diplomat, set off on an eight-week trek across Spain. But this was not just a very long walk — it was a pilgrimage. From Granada, in the southeast, to Santiago de Compostela, in the far northwest, Tony followed the Via Mozarabe and the Via de la Plata, two of the many pilgrim trails that crisscross Spain and Portugal and that all lead to a single destination.
On Christmas Eve, 1943, the newly formed but undermanned Homicide division of the Melbourne police force is called to investigate the vicious double murder of a father and son. When Military Intelligence becomes involved, Homicide's Inspector Titus Lambert must unravel the personal from the political. If only the killings had stopped at two. The police are desperate to come to grips with an extraordinary and disquieting upsurge of violence.
From prize - winning short - story writer Cate Kennedy comes a new collection to rival her highly acclaimed Dark Roots. In Like a House on Fire, Kennedy once again takes ordinary lives and dissects their ironies, injustices and pleasures with her humane eye and wry sense of humour. In Laminex and Mirrors, a young woman working as a cleaner in a hospital helps an elderly patient defy doctor's orders. In Cross - Country, a jilted lover manages to misinterpret her ex's new life.
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This is a historical novel, based on the true story of a young English convict named William Buckley who, on Boxing Day 1803, escaped from Victoria’s abortive first settlement at Sorrento and then survived in the wilderness for thirty-two years, mainly because he was adopted and helped by local aboriginal tribes. In 1835 Buckley emerged with his tribal friends to meet Melbourne’s founders, and quickly became an important guide and interpreter in the crucial first years of the European conquest of the Port Phillip region.
A bonzer (p. 288) discussion of the strange but dinkum (p. 289) pedigree (p. 224) of the naughty (p. 202), nice (p. 212), and, sometimes, obscene (p. 217) English language. We live in a torrent of words — from radio and television, books and newspapers, and now from the internet. But, as Julian Burnside reminds us in this new edition of the bestselling Wordwatching, words are a source both of pleasure and power, and can be deployed for good or for ill.
1912 was an incredible year, marking the height of the Heroic Age of Exploration. Curiosity about Antarctica was at fever pitch, and between 1910 and 1914 five teams of intrepid explorers embarked on the greatest race of the era, to travel beyond the edges of the known world and conquer this last great frontier. Pitted against one another were Captain Robert Falcon Scott for Britain, Roald Amundsen for Norway, Sir Douglas Mawson for Australasia, Wilhelm Filchner for Germany, and Nobu Shirase for Japan.
The Thinking Woman's Erotica; A movie star longs for anonymity. A Sydney sculptor wonders whether a lover can be summoned by the act of artistic creation. A London weatherman inspires both obsessive lust and devastating storms. An eighteenth-century biographer discovers a magic, erotic ritual which will change his life forever.
The thinking woman's erotica. In Wales, a young woman's sensuality is awakened by an outrageous inheritance. In Oklahoma, a rainmaker offers a drought-stricken town salvation at a controversial price. In Sydney, a record producer struggles to balance wife and mistress - until one of them takes matters into her own hands.... Tobsha Learner's passionate short story collections, Quiver, Tremble, and Yearn, will consume you - and have you begging for more.
The thinking woman's erotica: Quiver's 12 interlinked short stories explore desire in all its complexity, and transport us into a world of love, power, pain, pleasure and obsession. Experience the excitement of the new, sexual friction at its most primal, and the lingering fingers of a past that refuses to let go. Tobsha Learner's passionate short story collections, Quiver, Tremble, and Yearn, will consume you - and have you begging for more.