From the bestselling author of The Thorn Birds and The First Man in Rome comes an exhilarating new novel. Colleen McCullough takes us back to 1960 and Sydney's notorious Kings Cross, and the story of a young woman determined to defy convention. Twenty-one year-old Harriet, a newly qualified X-ray technician earning a coveted male wage, ignores her father's warning that "only fools, Bohemians and tarts live in Kings Cross" and moves into Mrs. Delvecchio Schwartz's rooming house.
While on patrol, werewolf Seth comes across a group of people under attack. The one woman brave enough to take a stand against the zombies catches his eye - and not just because of her way with a gun. Learning the beautiful woman is homeless and fends for herself only intensifies his urge to protect and care for her. Maisie can't help but admit that she's attracted to her werewolf rescuer. But she doesn't want another person to get hurt - or die - for her sake. But when Seth realizes something is drawing the zombies to Maisie, there may be nothing he can do to save her....
"Pretty good for the length of the book...."
Housesitting in rural Burdekin's Gap is not an obvious career move for PR executive Jaime Hanrahan, but retrenchment is a kicker. Soon Jaime is fending off stampeding cows, town ladies wielding clipboards, nude sportsmen and one very neurotic cat. So why does she feel like she's falling in love...with the life, with the breathtaking landscape, and with one very infuriating cowboy?
Thirteen-year-old Hayaat is on a mission. She believes a handful of soil from her grandmother's ancestral home in Jerusalem will save her beloved Sitti Zeynab's life. The only problem is the impenetrable wall that divides the West Bank, as well as the check points, the curfews, the permit system and Hayaat's best friend Samy, who is mainly interested in football and the latest elimination on X-Factor, but always manages to attract trouble.
Charlotte Wood’s The Writer's Room is essential for writers at all stages of their careers, and also pure pleasure for booklovers everywhere. Charlotte's interviews with a wide variety of well-known writers, range in topic from the subject matter of the writers' work to intricate - and intimate - revelations about the ways in which they work. Frank about the failures and successes, the struggles and triumphs of the writing life, this is a must for writers.
A powerful and moving story of one family's courageous journey. After a perilous and terrifying escape from war-torn Afghanistan, Gulnessa and her family find themselves in Australia, a place they know nothing about. They are exhausted and traumatized, but so full of hope. But their struggle isn't over yet.<
All her life Julia Gunn has been weighed down; now she's going to do something for herself.... Except en route to a new life on the coast, she finds herself, courtesy of a rockslide, stuck in the remote town of Lake Grace. Yet maybe fate is on her side. Because Lake Grace is home to Rick Halloran, the man with whom she enjoyed a romance 20 years ago. Julia is finally on the verge of the life she's always wanted. Then a long-buried secret knocks at the door....