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              Foundling
               

              Foundling (Audio CD / Audio, Unabridged edition)

              By Cornish, D. M.; Read by Bower, Humphrey

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              The first book in a thrilling new series that has been a hit around the world. Featuring monsters, creatures and weird, surgically engineered characters, the novel summons up an unusual fantasy world. Set in the world of the Half-Continent - a land of tri-corner hats and flintloc...k pistols - the Monster Blood Tattoo trilogy is a world of predatory monsters, chemical potions and surgically altered people. Foundling begins the journey of Rossamund, a boy with a girl's name, who is just about to begin a dangerous life in the service of the Emperor. What starts as a simple journey is threatened by encounters with monsters - and people, who may be worse. Learning who to trust and who to fear is neither easy nor without its perils, and Rossamund must choose his path carefully. enough secrets, promises, and mystery to create impatient demand for part two. Booklist (starred review)
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              ISBN 9781741635935
              Published NZ 1 Nov 2006
              Publisher Bolinda Publishing
              Interest Age 7-11 years
              Series Monster Blood Tattoo
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              Death Of A River Guide
               

              Death Of A River Guide (Audio disc / Other, Unabridged edition)

              By Flanagan, Richard; Read by Bower, Humphrey

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              Aljaz Cosini is leading a group of tourists on a raft tour down Tasmania's wild Franklin River when his greatest fear is realised - a tourist falls overboard. An ordinary man with many regrets, Aljaz rises to an uncharacteristic heroism, and offers his own life in trade. Trapped ...under a rapid and drowning, Aljaz is beset with visions both horrible and fabulous. He sees Couta Ho, the beautiful, spirited woman he loved, and witnesses his uncle Reg having his teeth pulled and sold to pay for a ripple-iron house. He sees cities grow from the wild rain forest and a tree burst into flower in midwinter over his grandfather's forest grave. As the entirety of Tasmanian life - flora and fauna - sings him home, Aljaz arrives at a world where dreaming reasserts its power over thinking, where his family tree branches into stories of all human families, stories that ground him in the land and reveal the soul history of his country.
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              ISBN 9781489406835
              Published NZ 28 Sep 2017
              Publisher Bolinda Publishing
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              Tommo & Hawk
                

              Tommo & Hawk (Audio disc / Other, Unabridged edition)

              By Courtenay, Bryce; Bower, Humphrey

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              Brutally kidnapped and separated in childhood, Tommo and Hawk are reunited at the age of 15 in Hobart Town.

              ISBN 9781742332161
              Published NZ 1 Jun 2009
              Publisher Bolinda Publishing
              Interest Age General Audience
              Series Potato Factory Trilogy
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              Jack Of Diamonds
               

              Jack Of Diamonds (Audio disc / Other, Unabridged edition)

              By Courtenay, Bryce; Read by Bower, Humphrey

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              Born and raised in a poor, working-class family in Toronto, Jack Spayd is the son of an unhappy marriage. But when he is given a harmonica as a young boy, he discovers a talent for music that will change his life forever. After being taken under the wing of 'Miss Frostbite', The ...owner of a local jazz club, Jack becomes a gifted musician, playing piano and harmonica. After the death of his mother, he travels to Las Vegas and finds work in the clubs there, but is increasingly drawn to gambling. He earns a reputation as a good player, which brings him To The attention of the mafia. Jack wants to join the professional circuit, and to do that he needs serious money behind him. It's this need that sees him travel to the Belgian Congo, where he's heard it's possible to earn big money working in the most dangerous parts of the local copper mines. He gradually falls in love with Africa and then with a beautiful Ethiopian woman. They move to London, where they bring up a daughter who becomes a supermodel. In a dramatic twist, The story returns to Africa - and to a fortune in diamonds. Jack of Diamonds is the story of a young, talented man, fighting to achieve his ambitions, and having to use his considerable talents to find his way in a perilous world.
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              ISBN 9781743100998
              Published NZ 1 Nov 2012
              Publisher Bolinda Publishing
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              A Beautiful Place To Die
               

              A Beautiful Place To Die (Audio CD / Audio, Unabridged edition)

              By Nunn, Malla; Read by Bower, Humphrey

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              Award-winning screenwriter Malla Nunn delivers a stunning and darkly romantic crime novel set in 1950s apartheid South Africa, featuring Detective Emmanuel Cooper - a man caught up in a time and place where racial tensions and the raw hunger for power make life very dangerous ind...eed. The first in her Detective Emmanuel Cooper series, A Beautiful Place to Die marks the debut of a talented writer who reads like a brilliant combination of Raymond Chandler and Graham Greene. It is a tale of murder, passion, corruption, and the corrosive double standard that defined an apartheid nation.
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              ISBN 9781742331591
              Published NZ 1 Apr 2009
              Publisher Bolinda Publishing
              Interest Age General Audience
              Series Emmanuel Cooper
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              The Power Of One: Young Readers' Edition
               

              The Power Of One: Young Readers' Edition (Audio disc / Other, Unabridged edition)

              By Courtenay, Bryce; Read by Bower, Humphrey

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              An exhilarating epic of a triumph of the heart. Born in a South Africa divided by racism and hatred, little six-year-old Peekay learns that small can beat big. Armed with this knowledge, he resolves to take on the injustices of his country, and sets his heart on becoming the welt...erweight champion of the world. Peekay starts to take boxing lessons, makes new friends, collects cacti and plays the piano. Above all, he learns to think with his head and then with his heart. Peekay discovers that nothing can defeat the determination to be true to yourself: this is the power of one.
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              ISBN 9781486246793
              Published NZ 1 Nov 2014
              Publisher Bolinda Publishing
              Interest Age Children
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              Let The Dead Lie
               

              Let The Dead Lie (Audio disc / Other, Unabridged edition)

              By Nunn, Malla; Read by Bower, Humphrey

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              From the award-winning author of A Beautiful Place to Die comes the next sensational instalment featuring the charismatic detective Emmanuel Cooper. In Let the Dead Lie, Emmanuel is a changed man. Forced to resign from his position of Detective Sergeant and re-classified as 'mixe...d race', he winds up powerless and alone in the tough coastal city of Durban, filling his days with labouring and his nights with surveillance work for his old boss, van Neikerk. Patrolling the freight yards one evening, Emmanuel stumbles upon the body of a young white boy and the detective in him cannot, or will not, walk away. When two more bodies are discovered at Emmanuel's boarding house, he unwittingly becomes the prime suspect in a triple murder case. At van Neikerk's behest, Emmanuel is given a 48-hour reprieve to clear his name and - unofficially - try and solve the murders. And so, temporarily back to being an European Detective Sergeant, he launches headlong into the criminal underworld of Durban, a viper's nest of prostitution, drug running and violence run by a colourful cast of characters including two wannabe Indian gangsters; a mysterious figure who drives a white De Soto convertible; a Zion Gospel preacher; king of the underworld Mr Khan; and the exquisite yet streetwise Lana, who also happens to be Emmanuel's boss's mistress ...As evocative of the city as A BEAUTIFUL PLACE TO DIE was of the Jacob's Rest veldt, Malla Nunn's highly anticipated follow-up novel sees Emmanuel Cooper working to a seemingly impossible deadline to escape the hangman's noose. Perfectly plotted, brimming with the complexities of life in Apartheid-era South Africa, and featuring a truly unforgettable cast of characters, Let the Dead Lie cements Malla's place as one of the most compelling and readable crime fiction authors in Australia.
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              ISBN 9781742677101
              Published NZ 1 Jun 2011
              Publisher Bolinda Publishing
              Interest Age General Audience
              Series Emmanuel Cooper
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              Whitethorn
               

              Whitethorn (Audio CD / Audio, Unabridged edition)

              By Courtenay, Bryce; Bower, Humphrey

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              Simultaneous release with the print edition. Bryce Courtenay's new bestseller. In this sweeping novel of Africa, in all its power, beauty and savagery, Bryce Courtenay captures the life of a child and the life of a nation.

              ISBN 9781742015750
              Published NZ 1 Jul 2008
              Publisher Bolinda Publishing
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              The Silver Moon: Reflections on life, death and writing
               

              The Silver Moon: Reflections on life, death and writing (Audio disc / Other, Unabridged edition)

              By Courtenay, Bryce; Read by Bower, Humphrey

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              A collection of fascinating life-lessons from Australia's favourite storyteller, including insights from his final months. Each of us has a place to return to in our minds, a place of clarity and peace, a place to think, to create, to dream. For Bryce Courtenay this place was a w...aterhole in Africa where he used to escape to as a boy, in search of solitude. One evening, while lingering there, he witnessed the tallest of the great beasts drinking from the waterhole in the moonlight, and was spellbound. Ever since, he drew inspiration from this moment. The Silver Moon gathers together some of the most personal and sustaining life-lessons from Australia's favourite storyteller. In short stories and insights, many written in his final months, Bryce reflects on living and dying, and how through determination, respect for others and taking pleasure in small moments of joy, he lived life to the fullest. From practical advice on how to write a bestseller to general inspiration on how to realise your dreams, The Silver Moon celebrates Bryce Courtenay's lifelong passion for storytelling, language and the creative process, and brings us closer to the man behind the bestsellers.
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              ISBN 9781486254736
              Published NZ 1 Nov 2014
              Publisher Bolinda Publishing
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              That Deadman Dance
               

              That Deadman Dance (Audio disc / Other, Unabridged edition)

              By Scott, Kim; Read by Bower, Humphrey

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              Big-hearted, moving and richly rewarding, That Deadman Dance is set in the first decades of the 19th century in the area around what is now Albany, Western Australia. In playful, musical prose, the book explores the early contact between the Aboriginal Noongar people and the firs...t European settlers.The novel's hero is a young Noongar man named Bobby Wabalanginy. Clever, resourceful and eager to please, Bobby befriends the new arrivals, joining them hunting whales, tilling the land, exploring the hinterland and establishing the fledgling colony. He is even welcomed into a prosperous local white family where he falls for the daughter, Christine, a beautiful young woman who sees no harm in a liaison with a native.But slowly - by design and by accident - things begin to change. Not everyone is happy with how the colony is developing. Stock mysteriously start to disappear; crops are destroyed; there are accidents and injuries on both sides. As the Europeans impose ever stricter rules and regulations in order to keep the peace, Bobby's Elders decide they must respond in kind. A friend to everyone, Bobby is forced to take sides: he must choose between the old world and the new, his ancestors and his new friends. Inexorably, he is drawn into a series of events that will forever change not just the colony but the future of Australia...
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              ISBN 9781743143964
              Published NZ 1 Sep 2012
              Publisher Bolinda Publishing
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