It is 1948. Japan is rebuilding her cities after the calamity of World War II, her people putting defeat behind them and looking to the future. The celebrated painter Masuji Ono fills his days attending to his garden, his house repairs, his two grown daughte... read more

An Artist of the Floating World
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"Of all John Fowles' novels The French Lieutenant's Woman received the most universal acclaim and today holds a very special place in the canon of post-war English literature. From the god-like stance of the nineteenth-century novelist that he both assumes... read more

The French Lieutenant's Woman
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A take no prisoners' approach to life has seen Paul Carter heading to some of the world's most remote, wild and dangerous places as a contractor in the oil business. Amazingly, he's survived (so far) to tell these stories from the edge of civilization, and reason.

Don't Tell Mum I Work on the Rigs: She Thinks I'm a Piano Player in a Whorehouse
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Available in bookshops for the first time, the internationally acclaimed time management system that has been used by millions, written by Francesco Cirillo, creator of the Pomodoro Technique.
We all face the s... read more

The Pomodoro Technique - Do More and Have Fun with Time Management
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A deeply satisfying diary of gardening, family, friends, ageing and renewal.

A Fig at the Gate: The Joys of Friendship, Gardening and the Gaining of Wisdom
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 Penguin Spinner Fiction

Awards:Winner of NSW Premier's Literary Awards: UTS Glenda Adams Award for New Writing 2009 and NSW Premier's Literary Award Book of the Year 2009. Shortlisted for Nielsen BookData/ABA Book of the Year Award - Booksellers' Choice 2009.

A dazzling, emotionally riveting debut collection: the seven stories in Nam Le's The Boat take us across the globe as he enters the hearts and minds of characters from all over the world.Whether Nam Le is conjuring the story of 14-year-old Juan, a hit man in Colombia; or an ag... read more

The Boat
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 Allen & Unwin Fiction

Series:Bloomsbury Classics Ser.
Awards:Winner of Man Booker Prize for Fiction 1992 Winner of the Golden Man Booker Award in 2018, celebrating 50 years of the Man Booker Literary Award.

"Hana, the Canadian nurse exhausted by death and grieving for her own dead father; Caravaggio, the maimed thief-turned-Allied-agent; Kip, the emotionally detached Indian sapper each is haunted in different ways by the man they know only as the English patient, a nameles... read more

The English Patient
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 Allen & Unwin Fiction

Summer 1924: On the eve of a glittering society party, by the lake of a grand English country house, a young poet takes his life. The only witnesses, sisters Hannah and Emmeline Hartford, will never speak to each other again. Winter 1999: Grace Bradley, 98, one-time housem... read more

Shifting Fog
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 Allen & Unwin Fiction

Reading Level:very good
Awards:2017 Indie Book Awards (Fiction) Winner of ABIA Awards - Literary Fiction Book of the Year 2017 (Australia). Short-listed for Indie Book Awards - Best Fiction 2017 (Australia).

A New York Times BestsellerAn Indie Next PickA New York Times Book Review Editor's ChoiceA rare seventeenth-century painting -- the only known surviving work of a woman who defied the expectations of her time -- links three lives, on three continents, over ... read more

The Last Painting of Sara de Vos
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 Allen & Unwin Fiction

A lush, thrilling debut about a year in the life of a uniquely beguiling young woman, set in the wild, alluring world of a famous downtown New York restaurant. Let's say I was born when I came over the George Washington Bridge... This is how we meet unforgettable Tess, the 22-y... read more

Sweetbitter
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 Allen & Unwin Fiction

Reading Level:General Adult
Awards:Winner of Waterstones Book of the Year 2016. Shortlisted for Costa Novel Award 2016.

When Cora Seaborne's brilliant, domineering husband dies, she steps into her new life as a widow with as much relief as sadness: her marriage was not a happy one. Wed at nineteen, this woman of exceptional intelligence and curiosity was ill-suited for the role of society ... read more

The Essex Serpent
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The Kite Runner: Bloomsbury Modern Classics
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