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University of Queensland Press

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  • Three Crooked Kingsby Matthew Condon

    University of Queensland Press 2013; US$ 12.99

    Journalist and novelist Matthew Condon has crafted the definitive account?a searing story of greed, crime, and corruption?of an era that changed Queensland society; an impact that reverberates across the country to this day. In 1949, a young Terence Murray Lewis graduated from the police academy, ready to start his career in law enforcement. Over... more...

  • Someone Else's Childby Sue Phillips

    University of Queensland Press 2011; US$ 12.99

    On a summer morning in Canberra, Sue Phillips gave birth for the fourth time. Sue's husband was by her side, along with Lily, the baby's genetic mother. Labor was brief, but excruciating; and only minutes afterwards, Sue wrapped the newborn in a blanket and handed her over to Lily. What does it take to carry someone else's child? What does it feel... more...

  • Pig Cityby Andrew Stafford

    University of Queensland Press 2014; US$ 11.99

    From cult heroes the Saints and the Go-Betweens to national icons Powderfinger and international stars Savage Garden, Brisbane has produced more than its share of great bands. But behind the music lay a ghost city of malice and corruption. Pressed under the thumb of the Bjelke-Petersen government and its toughest enforcers?the police?Brisbane?s musicians,... more...

  • Hockeyby Madonna King

    University of Queensland Press 2014; US$ 12.99

    While thousands of viewers watched Joe Hockey?s approachable persona each week on Australia?s Sunrise on Channel 7, there is a lot more to the Australian treasurer than meets the eye. This authorized biography of Hockey delves into how he embarked on his political career as a student and how he worked tirelessly to rise through the ranks of the... more...

  • The Protectedby Claire Zorn

    University of Queensland Press 2014; US$ 11.99

    In a family torn apart by grief and guilt, one girl?s struggle to come to terms with years of torment shows just how long old wounds can take to heal.   I have three months left to call Katie my older sister. Then the gap will close and I will pass her. I will get older. But Katie will always be fifteen, eleven months and twenty-one days old.... more...

  • The Specialby David Stavanger

    University of Queensland Press 2014; US$ 12.99

    Both fun and playful, Stavanger's poems display wit and beguiling originality. They shift from the oddball to the vulnerable and from the zany to the deeply meditative. Stavanger's collection embodies a spirit of the post-postmodern in both intellect and spark, while playing off cool disjunctions against electrifying erudition. There is a strong trace... more...

  • White Women in Fiji, 1835–1930by Claudia Knapman

    University of Queensland Press 2014; US$ 15.99

    First published in 1986, White Women in Fiji 1835?1930: The Ruin of Empire? challenges assumptions and assertions about the role of European women in multiracial colonial societies. Author Claudia Knapman uses a combination of interviews, newspaper, and other sources to picture the lives of European women in Fiji between the 1830s and 1930s. She... more...

  • Being Beeby Catherine Bateson

    University of Queensland Press 2014; US$ 9.99

    “…You are going to be pleasant and helpful, Bee, and not chase Jazzi away. I like Jazzi. I want her to be a permanent fixture in our lives and I don?t want any bratty, selfish behaviour from you spoiling things…? Since Bee?s mother died, it?d been just her, her dad and her guinea pigs, Lulu and Fifi. Nothing stays the same forever though, and when... more...

  • Spud & Charliby Samantha Wheeler

    University of Queensland Press 2014; US$ 9.99

    Does your imagination ever run wild? Charli is at riding camp, where her dream is about to come true – she will finally learn to ride a real, live horse. But when show-off Mikaela picks the horse Charli wants, her heart bungees to her toes. Instead of the beautiful palomino Razz, Charli?s stuck riding the massive retired racehorse Spud. ... more...

  • The Summer of Kicksby Dave Hackett

    University of Queensland Press 2014; US$ 14.95

    A high-speed school musical, an internet scandal, an abusive meat-headed roommate and a pair of shoes that cause more trouble than they?re worth … could this be Starrphyre Jones? perfect summer? All Starrphyre wants is one date with his dream girl, Candace McAllister. Or at least a meaningful conversation. But how can he get her to notice him when... more...