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  • Street Ballads in Nineteenth-Century Britain, Ireland, and North Americaby David Atkinson; Steve Roud

    Ashgate Publishing Ltd 2014; US$ 124.95

    In recent years, the assumption that traditional songs originated from a primarily oral tradition has been challenged by research into ‘street literature’. Not only are some traditional singers known to have learned songs from printed sources, but most of the songs were composed by professional writers. This volume engages with the long-running... more...

  • Hell-Bent: Australia's leap into the Great Warby Douglas Newton

    Scribe Publications 2014; US$ 24.99

    Most histories of Australia?s Great War rush their readers into the trenches. This history is very different. For the first time, it examines events closely, even hour-by-hour, in both Britain and Australia during the last days of peace in July?August 1914. London?s choice for war was a very close-run thing. At the height of the diplomatic crisis... more...

  • Earth Hourby David Malouf

    University of Queensland Press 2014; US$ 12.99

    A breathtaking new volume of poetry from an Australian literary icon, David Malouf?s first full volume of poetry since Typewriter Music once again shows us why he is one of Australia?s most enduring and respected writers. Earth Hour comes to rest at the perfect, still moment of ?silence, following talk? after its exploration of memory, imagination,... more...

  • Abhorsenby Garth Nix

    Hot Key Books 2014; US$ 7.28

    The epic conclusion to Garth Nix's bestselling OLD KINGDOM series Available as an ebook for the first time Besieged on all sides, Lirael, Sameth and the Disreputable Dog are in for the fight of their lives. Chlorr of the Mask, under the control of the enormously powerful Necromancer Hedge, is determined to free Orannis the Destroyer - the greatest... more...

  • A 1940s Childhoodby James Marsh

    The History Press 2014; US$ 14.57

    Do you remember collecting shrapnel and listening to Children's Hour? Carrying gas masks or sharing your school with evacuees from the city? The 1940s was a time of great challenge for everyone who lived through it. From the hardships and fear of a World War, with Britain's towns and cities were being bombed on an almost nightly basis, to the trauma... more...

  • The House of Fiction: Leonard, Susan and Elizabeth Jolleyby Susan Swingler

    Scribe Publications 2014; US$ 21.99

    Susan Swingler is the step-daughter of one of Australia?s most revered writers ? the English-born Elizabeth Jolley. But behind that simple statement is a lifetime of family lies and deceptions that started when Susan?s father, Leonard Jolley, left behind his life in England ? his marriage and four-year-old Susan ? to make a new life in Australia with... more...

  • The Share Clubby Roger Hall; John Thomson

    Victoria University Press 2014; US$ 9.99

    Eight people form a neighbourhood share club hoping to make instant money. Meetings are held turn about in their homes, and tempers flare and patience wears thin as the market fluctuates. more...

  • Cultural Encounters in Translated Children's Literatureby Helen Frank

    Taylor and Francis 2014; US$ 54.95

    Cultural Encounters in Translated Children's Literature offers a detailed and innovative model of analysis for examining the complexities of translating children's literature and sheds light on the interpretive choices at work in moving texts from one culture to another. The core of the study addresses the issue of how images of a nation, locale... more...

  • Best Australian Political Cartoons 2013by Russ Radcliffe

    Scribe Publications Pty Ltd. 2014; US$ 21.99

    The year 2013 in politics as seen by Australia?s funniest and most perceptive political cartoonists is presented in this compendium. This witty collection includes the work of Dean Alston, Peter Broelman, Warren Brown, Pat Campbell, Andrew Dyson, John Farmer, firstdogonthemoon, Matt Golding, Fiona Katauskas, Mark Knight, Jon Kudelka, Bill Leak, Alan... more...

  • Small Friends and other stories and poemsby Jane Morris

    amabooks 2014; US$ 18.95

    The short stories and poems in this collection were written by students at King George VI School and centre for physically disabled children in Zimbabwe's second city, Bulawayo. HIV and AIDS have had a devastating effect on all the communities of Zimbabwe, and those with disabilities have not been exempt from the effects of the virus, as is reflected... more...