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            The Mirror and the Light
             

            The Mirror and the Light (Hardback)

            By Mantel, Hilary

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            • Pub Date
              5 Mar 20

            Preorder the long-awaited sequel to Wolf Hall and Bring Up the Bodies, the stunning conclusion to Hilary Mantel's Man Booker Prize-winning Thomas Cromwell trilogy.

            ISBN 9780007480999
            Released NZ 5 Mar 2020
            Publisher HarperCollins Publishers
            Interest Age General Audience
            Series The Wolf Hall Trilogy
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            China
              

            China (Hardback)

            By Rutherfurd, Edward

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            • Pub Date
              12 Nov 20

            An epic novel of a country steeped in rich history and ancient tradition.

            ISBN 9781444787832
            Released NZ 12 Nov 2020
            Publisher Hodder & Stoughton
            Interest Age General Audience
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            The Cedar Tree
             

            The Cedar Tree (Trade Paperback / Paperback)

            By Alexander, Nicole

            • RRP: $37.00
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            • Pub Date
              3 Mar 20

            In 1864 cousins Brandon and Sean O'Riain fled their tenant farms in County Tipperary as wanted criminals. Now, three years on, they are working as cedar-cutters in New South Wales's lush-green Richmond Valley. But while Brandon embraces the opportunities this new country offers, ...Sean refuses to let go of the past. And one of them is about to make a dangerous choice . . . Nearly a century later, in the spring of 1949, Stella O'Riain is also fleeing her home - a sheep property on the barren edge of the Strzelecki Desert. She leaves behind her husband Joe and a baby daughter. With no money and limited options, Stella accepts her brother-in-law Harry's offer to live at the O'Riain family cane farm in the Richmond Valley. However Harry's refusal to discuss Joe - or the row that tore the brothers apart - leaves Stella with more questions than answers. In particular, why does she feel someone is watching her from a distance? And what is the real reason she is banned from speaking to the owner of the farm next door?
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            ISBN 9780143786856
            Published NZ 3 Mar 2020
            Publisher Transworld Publishers
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            Machines Like Me
             

            Machines Like Me (Paperback)

            By McEwan, Ian

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            • Pub Date
              3 Mar 20

            Britain has lost the Falklands war, Margaret Thatcher battles Tony Benn for power and Alan Turing achieves a breakthrough in artificial intelligence. Charlie, drifting through life and dodging full-time employment, is in love with Miranda, a bright student who lives with a terrib...le secret.
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            ISBN 9781529111255
            Released NZ 3 Mar 2020
            Publisher Vintage
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            Meet Me in Bombay: An epic, heartbreaking and breathtaking World War One novel

            Meet Me in Bombay: An epic, heartbreaking and breathtaking World War One novel (Trade Paperback / Paperback)

            By Ashcroft, Jenny

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            From the author of Beneath a Burning Sky, comes a stunning story of love, sisterly rivalry and the true cost of betrayal, beautifully set in 1890s and 1940s Singapore.

            ISBN 9780751573213
            Released NZ 26 Nov 2019
            Publisher Little, Brown Book Group
            Interest Age General Audience
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            Damascus

            Damascus (Trade Paperback / Paperback)

            By Tsiolkas, Christos

            • RRP: $36.99
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            'They kill us, they crucify us, they throw us to beasts in the arena, they sew our lips together and watch us starve. They bugger children in front of fathers and violate men before the eyes of their wives. The temple priests flay us openly in the streets and the Judeans stone us.... We are hunted everywhere and we are hunted by everyone. We are despised, yet we grow. We are tortured and crucified and yet we flourish. We are hated and still we multiply. Why is that? You must wonder, how is it we survive?' Christos Tsiolkas' stunning new novel Damascus is a work of soaring ambition and achievement, of immense power and epic scope, taking as its subject nothing less than events surrounding the birth and establishment of the Christian church. Based around the gospels and letters of St Paul, and focusing on characters one and two generations on from the death of Christ, as well as Paul (Saul) himself, Damascus nevertheless explores the themes that have always obsessed Tsiolkas as a writer: class, religion, masculinity, patriarchy, colonisation, refugees; the ways in which nations, societies, communities, families and individuals are united and divided - it's all here, the contemporary and urgent questions, perennial concerns made vivid and visceral. In Damascus, Tsiolkas has written a masterpiece of imagination and transformation: an historical novel of immense power and an unflinching dissection of doubt and faith, tyranny and revolution, and cruelty and sacrifice.
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            ISBN 9781760875091
            Published NZ 28 Oct 2019
            Publisher Allen & Unwin
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            The Girl In The Painting

            The Girl In The Painting (Trade Paperback / Paperback)

            By Cooper, Tea

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            For readers of the The True Story of Maddie Bright, The Woman in the Green Dress and The Birdman's Wife comes this atmospheric and richly detailed Australian historical mystery from a bestselling Australian author. Maitland 1913 Miss Elizabeth Quinn is something of an institution... in Maitland Town. For longer than anyone could remember she and her brother, businessman Michael, have lived in the impressive two-storey stone house next to the church. When she is discovered cowering in the corner of the exhibition gallery at the Technical College the entire town knows something strange has come to pass. Was it the prehistoric remains or perhaps the taxidermy exhibition that had reduced the whale-boned encased pillar of society to a quivering mess? Or is there something odd about a striking painting on loan from the National Gallery? Mathematical savant Jane Piper is determined to find out. Deposited on the doorstep of the local orphanage as a baby, she owes her life and education to the Quinn's philanthropic ventures and Elizabeth has no one else to turn to. As the past and the present converge, Elizabeth's grip on reality loosens. Can Jane, with her logical brain and penchant for puzzles, unravel Elizabeth's story before it is too late? Ranging from the gritty reality of the Australian goldfields to the grand institutions of Sydney, the bucolic English countryside to the charm of Maitland Town, this compelling historical mystery in the company of an eccentric and original heroine is rich with atmosphere and detail. PRAISE FOR TEA COOPER 'Boasts strong female protagonists, an infectious fascination with the past, and the narrative skill to weave multiple timelines into a satisfying whole...smartly edited, cleanly written...easy to devour.' - Sydney Morning Herald on The Woman in the Green Dress 'Cooper is a welcome inclusion to the rising ranks of female-centred historical Australian novels.' - The Herald Sun on The Naturalist's Daughter
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            ISBN 9781489270726
            Published NZ 16 Dec 2019
            Publisher HarperCollins Publishers
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            The Book Thief

            The Book Thief (Paperback)

            By Zusak, Markus

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            It is 1939. Nazi Germany. The country is holding its breath. Death has never been busier, and he will become busier still.

            ISBN 9781743515860
            Published NZ 1 Nov 2013
            Publisher Pan Macmillan
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            Cilka'S Journey

            Cilka'S Journey (Trade Paperback / Paperback)

            By Morris, Heather

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            Her beauty saved her life - and condemned her. Cilka is just sixteen years old when she is taken to Auschwitz-Birkenau Concentration Camp, in 1942. The Commandant at Birkenau, Schwarzhuber, notices her long beautiful hair, and forces her separation from the other w omen prisoners.... Cilka learns quickly that power, even unwillingly given, equals survival. After liberation, Cilka is charged as a collaborator for sleeping with the enemy and sent to Siberia. But what choice did she have? And where did the lines of morality lie for Cilka, who was sent to Auschwitz when still a child? In a Siberian prison camp, Cilka faces challenges both new and horribly familiar, including the unwanted attention of the guards. But when she makes an impression on a woman doctor, Cilka is taken under her wing. Cilka begins to tend to the ill in the camp, struggling to care for them under brutal conditions. Cilka finds endless resources within herself as she daily confronts death and faces terror. And when she nurses a man called Ivan, Cilka finds that despite everything that has happened to her, there is room in her heart for love. 'She was the bravest person I ever met' - Lale Sokolov, The Tattooist of Auschwitz
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            ISBN 9781760686048
            Published NZ 1 Oct 2019
            Publisher Allen & Unwin
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            Hamnet: A Book to Look Out for in Stylist, The Times, The Sunday Times, Guardian, Observer and more
             

            Hamnet: A Book to Look Out for in Stylist, The Times, The Sunday Times, Guardian, Observer and more (Hardback)

            By O'Farrell, Maggie

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            • Pub Date
              31 Mar 20

            Told in Maggie O'Farrell's unique voice, HAMNET reveals for the first time in fiction the story of heartbreaking loss which inspired Shakespeare's most celebrated play

            ISBN 9781472223791
            Released NZ 31 Mar 2020
            Publisher Headline Publishing Group
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