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University of Queensland Press

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  • Ransacking Parisby Patti Miller

    University of Queensland Press 2015; US$ 12.99

    Patti Miller was raised on a farm in central western NSW. Her many books include Writing Your Life (Allen & Unwin, 1994, 2001), The Last One Who Remembers (Allen & Unwin, 1997), Child (Allen & Unwin, 1998), Whatever the Gods Do (Random House, 2003), The Memoir Book (Allen & Unwin, 2007) and the award-winning The Mind of a Thief (UQP, 2012). She has... more...

  • Thea Astleyby Karen Lamb

    University of Queensland Press 2015; US$ 12.99

    This is the first biography of one of Australia?s most beloved novelists, Thea Astley (1925?2004). Over a 50-year writing career, Astley published more than a dozen novels and short story collections, including The Acolyte , Drylands , and The Slow Natives , and was the first person to win multiple Miles Franklin Awards. With many of her works... more...

  • A Descant for Gossipsby Thea Astley

    University of Queensland Press 2015; US$ 12.99

    This stylish reissue of one of Thea Astley?s finest early novels is a classic story of small-town life. Two schoolteachers are drawn to each other by their concern for a lonely young girl. As long as Vinny Lalor could remember she had been on the fringe of things?in her family and at school. But as the final term of the year progresses, rumor and... more...

  • Just a Queenby Jane Caro

    University of Queensland Press 2015; US$ 12.99

    A gripping and page-turning young adult book about one of history?s greatest women. The Queen of Scots is dead and they say I killed her. They lie! Just a girl to those around her, Elizabeth is now the Queen of England. She has outsmarted her enemies and risen above a lifetime of hurt and betrayal – a mother executed by her father, a beloved brother... more...

  • The Dragon's Voiceby Bunty Avieson

    University of Queensland Press 2015; US$ 12.99

    This is a fascinating account of ancient culture colliding with modern media. Tucked between Tibet and India in the Himalayas, the kingdom of Bhutan is one of the most isolated and beautiful countries in the world. In The Dragon?s Voice , Australian journalist Bunty Avieson provides a glimpse of life beyond the country?s exotic exterior. As a consultant... more...

  • Beef in Chinaby Scott Waldron

    University of Queensland Press 2001; US$ 12.99

    China's emergence as a 'beef giant' has enormous implications for the world beef market. This is the first up-to-date and full scale analysis of the booming beef industry of China, which produces roughly 5 times as much as Australia exports, and Australia is the worlds largest exporting nation. more...

  • Creative Ecologiesby John Howkins

    University of Queensland Press 2010; US$ 27.99

    Continuing to build on subjects previously explored in The Creative Economy , this investigative study applies ecological principles to the concepts of creativity and innovation, arguing that creativity is a fundamental part of being human and showing that it can be applied to free thinking and the overall development of new ideas. Demonstrating... more...

  • Her Father's Daughterby John Clanchy

    University of Queensland Press 2008; US$ 12.99

    Love, loss, loyalty, betrayal. From the award-winning author John Clanchy comes a collection of five new tales that explore the fascinating—and often fraught—relations between fathers and daughters. It is a wise father, the adage tells us, that knows his own child. But equally, as the stories in Her Father's Daughter reveal with great power and... more...

  • The Comfort of Figsby Simon Cleary

    University of Queensland Press 2009; US$ 12.99

    The Comfort of Figs is the unforgettable story of the birth of a city, the power of obsession and the burden of a family secret. As a city is made, a family's destiny is changed forever. 1939. A bridge is built, and a country town becomes a city. Three young men forge a close friendship as they lab our precariously high above the river, but one... more...

  • Fivewaysby Ian Commins

    University of Queensland Press 2008; US$ 12.99

    Five people. Five journeys. One destination. Thrust together on a crowded city bus, week after week, the lives of five strangers unfold unexpectedly over the course of this compelling novel. James is a teenage junkie on the run, riding buses for kicks; Pauline is a Greek widow and a slave to her nine-to-five life; William is a spoilt-rich-kid banker... more...