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            Legends of the Lost Lilies (Miss Lily, #5)

            Legends of the Lost Lilies (Miss Lily, #5) (Trade Paperback / Paperback)

            By French, Jackie

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            The final and thrilling conclusion to the popular and bestselling Miss Lily series<\strong><\p> A mysterious telegram: 'Lily needs you' is received just before a plane from war-wracked England lands in one of Sophie Greenman's paddocks.<\p> Sophie, Countess of Shillings, has been... living a quiet life on her property in Australia, until love and loyalty draws her back to Shillings Hall where she trained to become one of Miss Lily's 'Lovely Ladies'. Now, in 1942, Shillings Hall is training women to become espionage agents. <\p> Sophie's mission? To seek out disaffected German officers prepared to kill Hitler. <\p> Across Europe women like Sophie, or Parisian couturier Violette, or Hannelore, German Prinzessin and spy, must determine where their deepest loyalty lies. And as Europe slowly disintegrates, Miss Lily must also decide her final fate.<\p> Based on real-life events, this is the story of the women men didn't see. And in this fifth and final book in the Miss Lily series, Jackie French tells the story of the remarkable women who have been carefully left out of our war histories: those lost lilies of allied espionage.<\strong><\p>
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            ISBN 9781460755006
            Published NZ 7 Apr 2021
            Publisher HarperCollins Publishers
            Interest Age General Audience
            Series Miss Lily
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            Blackout: A stunning thriller of wartime Berlin from the SUNDAY TIMES bestselling author

            Blackout: A stunning thriller of wartime Berlin from the SUNDAY TIMES bestselling author (Trade Paperback / Paperback)

            By Scarrow, Simon

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            Berlin 1939. War has begun. Winter has blanketed the city in snow and ice. A serial killer is at work... The thrilling new novel of murder and betrayal from the bestselling author Simon Scarrow

            ISBN 9781472258557
            Released NZ 30 Mar 2021
            Publisher Headline Publishing Group
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            Bila Yarrudhanggalangdhuray: River of Dreams

            Bila Yarrudhanggalangdhuray: River of Dreams (Trade Paperback / Paperback)

            By Heiss, Anita

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            1852 When the township of Gundagai is devastated by raging floodwaters, two local Wiradjuri men, Yarri and Jacky Jacky, risk their lives to rescue a third of the town's residents in bark canoes on the treacherous Murrumbidgee River. Among those saved are James and David Bradley, ...wealthy settlers. The Bradleys leave for Wagga Wagga, with James's new bride, Louisa - and Yarri's daughter, Wagadhaany, their Aboriginal servant, removing her from her beloved family and country. As a Quaker, Louisa's mission is to help the Wiradjuri people, including Wagadhaany, and the two women develop an unorthodox friendship. Wagadhaany meets Yindymarra, a young Wiradjuri stockman working for the Bradleys, and they fall deeply in love. They dream of a better life, of children, and of going home, away from the degradation of being owned - and one day, with their young family, they set out on a journey along the river of their ancestors in search of lost family and country - one that will bring hope and heartache. Set on timeless Wiradjuri country where the life-giving waters of the rivers can make or break dreams, and based on devastating true events, River of Dreams is an epic story of love, loss and belonging.
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            ISBN 9781760850449
            Published NZ 5 May 2021
            Publisher Simon & Schuster Australia
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            Secrets and Showgirls

            Secrets and Showgirls (Trade Paperback / Paperback)

            By McCullagh, Catherine

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            Le Prix d'Amour, a vibrant Paris cabaret, is caught in the crossfire of the occupation. Everyone is being watched, and some of Le Prix's colourful performers are hiding dangerous secrets. Monsieur Maurice manages Le Prix d'Amour, a successful Parisian cabaret, which boasts glitzy... performers and sassy showgirls. But with the German occupation in June 1940, Maurice treads a fine line between his German patrons, the French police and the Gestapo as he hides the dark secrets of his performers. Two of his lively showgirls, Lily and Poppy, soon join Maurice in the hunt for an informer who threatens to betray them. With the Allied landings, the tension builds and Maurice is pushed to his limits as his performers finally take the fight to the invader in their own flamboyant way. Secrets and Showgirls portrays an occupied Paris in which exotic cabarets existed uneasily under the heel of the invader. It follows the antics of Maurice, Lily and a glittering array of characters, but never loses sight of the battle to survive that characterised the life of the everyday Parisian.
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            ISBN 9781922387660
            Published NZ 1 Mar 2021
            Publisher BIG SKY PUBLISHING
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            The Dictionary of Lost Words

            The Dictionary of Lost Words (Paperback)

            By Williams, Pip

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            In 1901, the word 'Bondmaid' was discovered missing from the Oxford English Dictionary. This is the story of the girl who stole it. Esme is born into a world of words. Motherless and irrepressibly curious, she spends her childhood in the 'Scriptorium', a garden shed in Oxford whe...re her father and a team of dedicated lexicographers are collecting words for the very first Oxford English Dictionary. Esme's place is beneath the sorting table, unseen and unheard. One day a slip of paper containing the word 'bondmaid' flutters to the floor. Esme rescues the slip and stashes it in an old wooden case that belongs to her friend, Lizzie, a young servant in the big house. Esme begins to collect other words from the Scriptorium that are misplaced, discarded or have been neglected by the dictionary men. They help her make sense of the world. Over time, Esme realises that some words are considered more important than others, and that words and meanings relating to women's experiences often go unrecorded. While she dedicates her life to the Oxford English Dictionary, secretly, she begins to collect words for another dictionary: The Dictionary of Lost Words. Set when the women's suffrage movement was at its height and the Great War loomed, The Dictionary of Lost Words reveals a lost narrative, hidden between the lines of a history written by men. It's a delightful, lyrical and deeply thought-provoking celebration of words, and the power of language to shape the world and our experience of it.
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            ISBN 9781922400277
            Published NZ 24 Nov 2020
            Publisher Affirm Press
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            The Maid's Disgrace

            The Maid's Disgrace (Hardback)

            By Hornby, Emma

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            Or will the judgement of their peers make a pauper of Phoebe?---------------------------- Readers love Emma Hornby: 'Similar to Rosie Goodwin and Dilly Court, Emma Hornby tells a brilliant story that will keep you guessing with twists and turns.

            ISBN 9781787632448
            Released NZ 11 Mar 2021
            Publisher Transworld Publishers
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            Circus of Wonders

            Circus of Wonders (Trade Paperback / Paperback)

            By Macneal, Elizabeth

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            The spellbinding new novel from Elizabeth Macneal, author of the Sunday Times bestselling The Doll Factory.

            ISBN 9781529002515
            Released NZ 13 May 2021
            Publisher Pan Macmillan
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            The Other Daughter
             

            The Other Daughter (Paperback)

            By Bishop, Caroline

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            A breathtaking, richly historical commercial women's fiction debut, set against a Swiss backdrop in the 1970s women's rights movement. For fans of Santa Montefiore, Rachel Hore and Elizabeth Noble.

            ISBN 9781471190056
            Released NZ 3 Mar 2021
            Publisher Simon & Schuster Ltd
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            Protector: The epic new adventure through the battlefields of ancient Greece

            Protector: The epic new adventure through the battlefields of ancient Greece (Hardback)

            By Iggulden, Conn

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            PRE-ORDER THE LATEST ANCIENT EPIC IN THE NEW ATHENIAN SERIES FROM THE BESTSELLING AUTHOR OF EMPEROR AND WAR OF THE ROSES Set in the bloody, brutal world of Ancient Persia, an age of ever-shifting loyalties and epic battles. Witness the rise and fall of the world's greatest empire.... Praise for Conn Iggulden 'The pace is nail-biting and the set-dressing magnificent' Times 'Pacy...and packed with action' Sunday Times 'One of our finest historical novelists' Daily Express 'Iggulden is in a class of his own when it comes to epic, historical fiction' Daily Mirror
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            ISBN 9780241420423
            Released NZ 13 May 2021
            Publisher Penguin
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            The Women Of Chateau Lafayette

            The Women Of Chateau Lafayette (Trade Paperback / Paperback)

            Foreword by Dray, Stephanie

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            An epic saga from New York Times bestselling author Stephanie Dray based on the true story of an extraordinary castle in the heart of France and the remarkable women bound by its legacy. Most castles are protected by men. This one by women. A founding mother... 1774. Gently-bred ...noblewoman Adrienne Lafayette becomes her husband, the Marquis de Lafayette's political partner in the fight for American independence. But when their idealism sparks revolution in France and the guillotine threatens everything she holds dear, Adrienne must renounce the complicated man she loves, or risk her life for a legacy that will inspire generations to come. A daring visionary... 1914. Glittering New York socialite Beatrice Chanler is a force of nature, daunted by nothing--not her humble beginnings, her crumbling marriage, or the outbreak of war. But after witnessing the devastation in France firsthand, Beatrice takes on the challenge of a lifetime: convincing America to fight for what's right. A reluctant resistor... 1940. French school-teacher and aspiring artist Marthe Simone has an orphan's self-reliance and wants nothing to do with war. But as the realities of Nazi occupation transform her life in the isolated castle where she came of age, she makes a discovery that calls into question who she is, and more importantly, who she is willing to become. Intricately woven and powerfully told, The Women of Chateau Lafayette is a sweeping novel about duty and hope, love and courage, and the strength we take from those who came before us.
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            ISBN 9780593335932
            Released NZ 4 May 2021
            Publisher Penguin
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