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              The Natural Way of Things
               

              The Natural Way of Things (Paperback, [Dyslexic Edition])

              By Wood, Charlotte

              • RRP: $54.99
              • $54.99
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              She hears her own thick voice deep inside her ears when she says, 'I need to know where I am.' The man stands there, tall and narrow, hand still on the doorknob, surprised. He says, almost in sympathy, 'Oh, sweetie. You need to know what you are.' Two women awaken from a drugged ...sleep to find themselves imprisoned in a broken - down property in the middle of nowhere. Strangers to each other, they have no idea where they are or how they came to be there with eight other girls, forced to wear strange uniforms, their heads shaved, guarded by two inept yet vicious armed jailers and a 'nurse'. The girls all have something in common, but what is it? What crime has brought them here from the city? Who is the mysterious security company responsible for this desolate place with its brutal rules, its total isolation from the contemporary world? Doing hard labour under a sweltering sun, the prisoners soon learn what links them: in each girl's past is a sexual scandal with a powerful man. They pray for rescue - - but when the food starts running out it becomes clear that the jailers have also become the jailed. The girls can only rescue themselves. The Natural Way of Things is a gripping, starkly imaginative exploration of contemporary misogyny and corporate control, and of what it means to hunt and be hunted. Most of all, it is the story of two friends, their sisterly love and courage. With extraordinary echoes of The Handmaid's Tale and Lord of the Flies, The Natural Way of Things is a compulsively readable, scarifying and deeply moving contemporary novel. It confirms Charlotte Wood's position as one of our most thoughtful, provocative and fearless truth - tellers, as she unflinchingly reveals us and our world to ourselves. 'As a man, to read it is as unsettling as receiving one piece of bad news after another. It is confronting. Yet anyone who reads it, man or woman, is going to be left with a sense that a long - hidden truth has been revealed to them. The Natural Way of Thi
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              ISBN 9781525297847
              Released NZ 1 Nov 2018
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              Love and Hunger: Thoughts on the Gift of Food
                

              Love and Hunger: Thoughts on the Gift of Food (Paperback, Large type / large print edition)

              By Wood, Charlotte

              • RRP: $54.99
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              What's important is the fact of eating together - the gathering at the table, the conviviality.' Love & Hunger is a distillation of everything Charlotte Wood has learned over more than twenty years about cooking and the pleasures of simple food well made. In this age of gastro - ...porn and the fetishisation of food, the pressure to be as expert as the chefs we've turned into celebrities can feel overwhelming. An instant antidote to such madness is this wise and practical book - an ode to good food, prepared and presented with minimum fuss and maximum love.Cooking represents 'creativity in its purest form'. It is meditation and stimulation, celebration and solace, a gift both offered and received. It can nourish the soul - and the mind - as well as the body. Love & Hunger will make you long to get into the kitchen to try the surprising tips and delicious recipes, and will leave you feeling freshly inspired to cook with joy for the people you love. Love & Hunger is a gift for all who value the solitary and shared pleasures of cooking and eating. Like a simple but glorious meal, this feast of a book is infused with warmth and generosity.Acclaimed and award - winning novelist Charlotte Wood also writes the popular cookery blog How to Shuck an Oyster and is a brilliant home cook and food enthusiast. An invitation to dinner at Charlotte's house is always cause for celebration.
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              ISBN 9781458732767
              Released NZ 31 Jul 2012
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              The Weekend
               

              The Weekend (Paperback, [Dyslexic Edition])

              By Wood, Charlotte

              • RRP: $54.99
              • $54.99
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              People went on about death bringing friends together, but it wasn't true. The graveyard, the stony dirt - that's what it was like now . . . Despite the three women knowing each other better than their own siblings, Sylvie's death had opened up strange caverns of distance between ...them.Four older women have a lifelong friendship of the best kind: loving, practical, frank and steadfast. But when Sylvie dies, the ground shifts dangerously for the remaining three. Can they survive together without her? They are Jude, a once-famous restaurateur, Wendy, an acclaimed public intellectual, and Adele, a renowned actress now mostly out of work. Struggling to recall exactly why they've remained close all these years, the grieving women gather for Christmas at Sylvie's old beach house - not for festivities, but to clean the place out before it is sold. Without Sylvie to maintain the group's delicate equilibrium, frustrations build and painful memories press in. Fraying tempers, an elderly dog, unwelcome guests and too much wine collide in a storm that brings long-buried hurts to the surface - and threatens to sweep away their friendship for good.The Weekend explores growing old and growing up, and what happens when we're forced to uncover the lies we tell ourselves. Sharply observed and excruciatingly funny, this is a jewel of a book: a celebration of tenderness and friendship that is nothing short of a masterpiece.'A compelling and vivid look at the friendships we make as women. Honest, unsettling and, like all good literature, had me asking questions about life and myself.'Heather Rose, author of The Museum of Modern Love, winner of the 2017 Stella Prize
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              ISBN 9780369328717
              Released NZ 29 Oct 2019
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              The Natural Way of Things
                

              The Natural Way of Things (Paperback, Large type / large print edition)

              By Wood, Charlotte

              • RRP: $54.99
              • $54.99
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              She hears her own thick voice deep inside her ears when she says, 'I need to know where I am.' The man stands there, tall and narrow, hand still on the doorknob, surprised. He says, almost in sympathy, 'Oh, sweetie. You need to know what you are.' Two women awaken from a drugged ...sleep to find themselves imprisoned in a broken - down property in the middle of nowhere. Strangers to each other, they have no idea where they are or how they came to be there with eight other girls, forced to wear strange uniforms, their heads shaved, guarded by two inept yet vicious armed jailers and a 'nurse'. The girls all have something in common, but what is it? What crime has brought them here from the city? Who is the mysterious security company responsible for this desolate place with its brutal rules, its total isolation from the contemporary world? Doing hard labour under a sweltering sun, the prisoners soon learn what links them: in each girl's past is a sexual scandal with a powerful man. They pray for rescue - - but when the food starts running out it becomes clear that the jailers have also become the jailed. The girls can only rescue themselves. The Natural Way of Things is a gripping, starkly imaginative exploration of contemporary misogyny and corporate control, and of what it means to hunt and be hunted. Most of all, it is the story of two friends, their sisterly love and courage. With extraordinary echoes of The Handmaid's Tale and Lord of the Flies, The Natural Way of Things is a compulsively readable, scarifying and deeply moving contemporary novel. It confirms Charlotte Wood's position as one of our most thoughtful, provocative and fearless truth - tellers, as she unflinchingly reveals us and our world to ourselves. 'As a man, to read it is as unsettling as receiving one piece of bad news after another. It is confronting. Yet anyone who reads it, man or woman, is going to be left with a sense that a long - hidden truth has been revealed to them. The Natural Way of Thi
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              ISBN 9781525209932
              Released NZ 1 Oct 2015
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              Love and Hunger: Thoughts on the Gift of Food
                

              Love and Hunger: Thoughts on the Gift of Food (Paperback, Large type / large print edition)

              By Wood, Charlotte

              What's important is the fact of eating together - the gathering at the table, the conviviality.' Love & Hunger is a distillation of everything Charlotte Wood has learned over more than twenty years about cooking and the pleasures of simple food well made. In this age of gastro - ...porn and the fetishisation of food, the pressure to be as expert as...
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              ISBN 9781459644861
              Released NZ 31 Jul 2012
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              Animal People
                

              Animal People (Paperback, Large type / large print edition)

              By Wood, Charlotte

              The hilarious, tender and heartbreaking story of a watershed day in the life of Stephen - aimless, unhappy and unfulfilled, this stiflingly hot December day is the day he has decided to dump his girlfriend. A sharply observed, 24 - hour urban love story. 'He could not find one si...ngle more word to say. I just want to be free. He could not say those words. They had already withered in his mind, turned to dust. He did not even know, he marvelled now, what the hell those words had meant.' Acclaimed novelist Charlotte Wood takes a character from her bestselling book The Children and turns her unflinching gaze on him and his world in her extraordinary novel, Animal People. Set in Sydney over a single day, Animal People traces a watershed day in the life of Stephen, aimless, unhappy, unfulfilled - and without a clue as to how to make his life better. His dead - end job, his demanding family, his oppressive feelings for Fiona and the pitiless city itself ... the great weight of it all threatens to come crashing down on him. The day will bring untold surprises and disasters, but will also show him - perhaps too late - that only love can set him free. Sharply observed, hilarious, tender and heartbreaking, Animal People is a portrait of urban life, a meditation on the conflicted nature of human - animal relationships, and a masterpiece of storytelling. Filled with shocks of recognition and revelation, it shows a writer of great depth and compassion at work.
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              ISBN 9781459628229
              Released NZ 1 Oct 2011
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              Remembering for Both of Us: A Child Learns about Alzheimer's
                

              Remembering for Both of Us: A Child Learns about Alzheimer's (Trade Paperback / Paperback)

              By Wood, Charlotte; Illustrated by Auth, Dennis

              • RRP: $27.99
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              Tasha loves her grandfather, and she knows that PaPa loves her. But lately, PaPa has begun to forget things. He's often confused and upset. Sometimes, he doesn't even recognize his own family. How can Tasha's grandmother help her see that while PaPa is changing, his love for Tash...a has not? Remembering for Both of Us is a touching story of a child's first glimpse of Alzheimer's and a reminder that ties of the heart transcend age and illness.
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              ISBN 9781939930293
              Released NZ 20 Nov 2014
              Publisher Brandylane Publishers, Inc.
              Interest Age Children
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              The Weekend: The international bestseller, shortlisted for the Stella Prize 2020
                

              The Weekend: The international bestseller, shortlisted for the Stella Prize 2020 (Trade Paperback / Paperback)

              By Wood, Charlotte

              • RRP: $45.50
              • $36.40
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              • Pub Date
                25 Jun 20

              Three women in their 70s - bruised by life, discarded by society, full of rage, hope and fear - reunite for one last weekend. But when disaster strikes and secrets are revealed, their friendship will be the only thing keeping them alive.

              ISBN 9781474612982
              Released NZ 25 Jun 2020
              Publisher Orion Publishing
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              The Weekend
                 

              The Weekend (Trade Paperback / Paperback, Large type / large print edition)

              By Wood, Charlotte

              • RRP: $61.50
              • $49.20
              • Save $12.30
              • Pub Date
                4 Aug 20
              ISBN 9780593286012
              Released NZ 4 Aug 2020
              Publisher Random House
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              Available for pre-order, ships once internationally released 4 Aug 2020
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              I for Isobel: Text Classics
               

              I for Isobel: Text Classics (EPUB ebook)

              By Witting, Amy; Introduction by Wood, Charlotte

              A portrait of the artist as a troubled young woman, this is an autobiographicalclassic from an Australian literary treasure.

              ISBN 9781922148742
              Available in EPUB
              Software Read in Browser or Adobe Ebook Compatible Device
              Language en
              Published NZ 29 Jan 2014
              Publisher The Text Publishing Company
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