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            Once Upon a River: The Sunday Times bestseller

            Once Upon a River: The Sunday Times bestseller (Paperback)

            By Setterfield, Diane

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            A SPELLBINDING, MULTI-LAYERED MYSTERY SET IN THE 19TH CENTURY AROUND THE THAMES, BY THE BESTSELLING AUTHOR OF THE THIRTEENTH TALE.

            ISBN 9781784163631
            Released NZ 1 Oct 2019
            Publisher Transworld Publishers
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            Damascus

            Damascus (Trade Paperback / Paperback)

            By Tsiolkas, Christos

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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 Poison Bed: 'Gone Girl meets The Miniaturist'

            The Poison Bed: 'Gone Girl meets The Miniaturist' (Paperback)

            By Fremantle, E. C.

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            In the autumn of 1615 scandal rocks the country. A celebrity couple are imprisoned on suspicion of murder. She is young, captivating and from a notorious family. He is rich and powerful. Some believe she is innocent; others think her wicked or insane. He claims no knowledge of th...e crime. Who is telling the truth? Who has the most to lose? Who is willing to commit murder?
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            ISBN 9781405920070
            Released NZ 27 Jun 2019
            Publisher Penguin
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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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            One Fatal Flaw (Daniel Pitt Mystery 3)

            One Fatal Flaw (Daniel Pitt Mystery 3) (Hardback)

            By Perry, Anne

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            How far will young barrister Daniel Pitt go to find the truth? New York Times bestselling author Anne Perry returns with the third enthralling mystery in the thrilling new generation of Pitt novels.

            ISBN 9781472257284
            Released NZ 28 Nov 2019
            Publisher Headline Publishing Group
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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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            Big Lies in a Small Town

            Big Lies in a Small Town (Trade Paperback / Paperback)

            By Chamberlain, Diane

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            Big Lies in a Small Town is a moving and emotional novel from the internationally bestselling author Diane Chamberlain.

            ISBN 9781509808625
            Released NZ 14 Jan 2020
            Publisher Pan Macmillan
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            Finding Dorothy

            Finding Dorothy (Paperback)

            By Letts, Elizabeth

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            Behind the most famous movie ever made is a tale of love, magic and one incredible woman

            ISBN 9781529403459
            Released NZ 14 Jan 2020
            Publisher Quercus Publishing Plc
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            The Other Bennet Sister

            The Other Bennet Sister (Hardback)

            By Hadlow, Janice

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            For Jane Austen and Pride and Prejudice fans everywhere, this is Mary Bennet's story.

            ISBN 9781509842025
            Released NZ 28 Jan 2020
            Publisher Pan Macmillan
            Interest Age 18+ years
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            Girls in Tin Hats

            Girls in Tin Hats (Hardback)

            By Murray, Annie

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            Love, friendship, tragedy and courage under Birmingham's war-torn skies from the Sunday Times top ten bestselling author.

            ISBN 9781529011753
            Released NZ 6 Feb 2020
            Publisher Pan Macmillan
            Interest Age 18+ years
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