"These are intimate, stylish essays. This collection showcases Barry Hill's remarkable intellectual curiosity and erudition. From questions of belonging and attachment, to global challenges of survival, belief and knowledge, Barry unflinchingly pushes through new frontiers to reveal, with passion and pr ...Show more
Category: History, Politics and Society
Historian, essayist, speechwriter, humourist, anti-cant crusader; Don Watson has a gift for luring us to the nub of a matter, or at least to a new view of it, there to grin or grind our teeth at the spectacle. Over the years Don Watson has written on politics and politicians in Australia and the USA, sp ...Show more
On a normal day, a baby creates mayhem in an apartment block.Diane Jackson's words express her passion for music, and it's ability to soothe the soul. Giuseppe Poli brings to life the musical theme in the book, transforming an apartment block into a vibrant community.
The murder of a 10-year-old boy, strangled with the lead of his dog, shocks the quiet town of Victoria's Queenscliff to its core. The local senior constable, Chris Blackie and his deputy Anthea Merritt, expect the murder investigation to be handled by Geelong-based detectives from the Criminal Investiga ...Show more
Category: Young Adult
Sixteen-year-old Sunday Balewo is next in line for the presidency of Zantuga. When his father dies, Sunday finds himself on the run from the unlikeliest of assassins - a baboon with a bomb. Not just an action-packed thriller, but a novel about friendship, loyalty and the value of life itself.
'Still, he looked for hoof prints, glad there was nobody to laugh at him for doing so. He shaded his eyes and squinted at a dark object, half covered in sand, then began to walk towards it. He should should have been wearing sunglasses to protect his eyes, but he never thought of things like that. It wa ...Show more
Category: Fiction | Reading Level: very good
"It starts in a suburban backyard with Darren Keefe and his older brother, sons of a fierce and gutsy single mother. The endless glow of summer, the bottomless fury of contest. All the love and hatred in two small bodies poured into the rules of a made-up game. Darren has two big talents: cricket and tr ...Show more