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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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            The Dictionary of Lost Words
             

            The Dictionary of Lost Words (Trade Paperback / Paperback)

            By Williams, Pip

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            • Pub Date
              31 Mar 20

            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 9781925972597
            Published NZ 31 Mar 2020
            Publisher Affirm Press
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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
            Interest Age 18+ years
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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 Light Within Us: a heart-wrenching historical family saga set in Cornwall
             

            The Light Within Us: a heart-wrenching historical family saga set in Cornwall (Trade Paperback / Paperback, Digital original)

            By Betts, Charlotte

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            • Pub Date
              5 Mar 20

            From the multi-award-winning author of The Apothecary's Daughter, The Light Within Us is the beginning of a beautifully evocative, multi-generational family drama set at the turn of the century and perfect for fans of Elizabeth Jane Howard, Santa Montefiore and Lucinda Riley.

            ISBN 9780349422992
            Released NZ 5 Mar 2020
            Publisher Little, Brown Book Group
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            Series The Spindrift Trilogy
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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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            The Dickens Boy
             

            The Dickens Boy (Trade Paperback / Paperback)

            By Keneally, Tom

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            • Pub Date
              31 Mar 20

            In this joyful novel, our narrator is Charles Dickens's tenth child, Edward Bulwer Lytton Dickens, known as Plorn. Sent, as his brother Alfred had been before him, at sixteen years of age, to Australia to learn to 'apply himself', we follow his early Australian adventures in outb...ack NSW learning to become a man from the most diverse and toughest of men. Part of Dickens' motivation was to separate these younger of his children from the Dickens family schism, where Charles had expelled his wife from the family home, keeping her sister Georgie there to run the household and taking up with the actress Ellen Tiernan. Plorn arrived in Melbourne in late 1868 carrying a terrible secret. He has never read a word of his father's work. After a very brief stopover he is sent out to become a gentleman stockman on a 2000 square mile station in remotest, semi-arid parts of NSW. Here he inevitably gets enmeshed in a tribe named the Paakintji and various other folk, colonists, colonial-born, ex-convicts, ex-soldiers, and very few women - though he is struck by each one he does encounter. Plorn did not expect he would encounter the same veneration of his father and familiarity with his work in Australia that was rampant in England. Against this backdrop, and featuring cricket tournaments, horse-racing, bushranging, sheep droving, shifty stock and station agents, frontier wars and first encounters with Australian women we follow Plorn, and sometimes his brother Alfred, through wonderful adventures as he works to apply himself. This is Tom Keneally in his most familiar terrain. Taking historical figures and events and reimagining them with verve, compassion and humour. It is a romp.
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            ISBN 9781760893194
            Published NZ 31 Mar 2020
            Publisher Penguin
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            The Other Windsor Girl: A Novel of Princess Margaret, Royal Rebel
             

            The Other Windsor Girl: A Novel of Princess Margaret, Royal Rebel (Paperback)

            By Blalock, Georgie

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            If you love The Crown, then this is the book for you! Diana, Catherine, Meghan...glamorous Princess Margaret outdid them all. Vera amuses the princess, and what-or who-Margaret wants, Margaret gets. Soon, Vera gains Margaret's confidence and the privileged position of second lady...-in-waiting to the Princess.
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            ISBN 9780062871497
            Released NZ 2 Dec 2019
            Publisher HarperCollins Publishers
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            Gulliver's Wife
             

            Gulliver's Wife (Trade Paperback / Paperback)

            By Chater, Lauren

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            • Pub Date
              1 Apr 20

            Birth. Death. Wonder ... One woman's journey to the edge of love and loyalty from the bestselling author of The Lace Weaver London, 1702. When her husband is lost at sea, Mary Burton Gulliver, midwife and herbalist, is forced to rebuild her life without him. But three years later... when Lemuel Gulliver is brought home, fevered and communicating only in riddles, her ordered world is turned upside down. In a climate of suspicion, poverty and violence, Mary is caught in a crossfire of superstition and fear driven by her husband's outlandish claims of the wonders he has seen, and it is up to her to navigate a passage to safety for herself and her daughter, and the vulnerable women in her care. But when a fellow sailor, a dangerous man with nothing to lose, appears to hold sway over her husband, Mary's world descends deeper into chaos, and she must set out on her own journey to discover the truth of Gulliver's travels ... and the landscape of her own heart. Praise for The Lace Weaver : `A beautifully written and utterly compelling story of love and war ... exquisite as the lace the women of the story weave.' Kate Forsyth
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            ISBN 9781925596380
            Published NZ 1 Apr 2020
            Publisher Simon & Schuster Australia
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            The Lost Jewels
             

            The Lost Jewels (Trade Paperback / Paperback)

            By Manning, Kirsty

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            • Pub Date
              31 Mar 20

            Why would someone bury a bucket of precious jewels and gemstones and never return? From the author of The Jade Lily comes a thrilling modern-day treasure hunt brimming with family secrets. In the summer of 1912, a workman's pickaxe strikes through the basement floor of an old ten...ement house in Cheapside, London, uncovering a cache of unimaginably valuable treasure that quickly disappears again. Present day. When respected jewellery historian, Kate Kirby, receives a call about the Cheapside jewels, she knows she's on the brink of the experience of a lifetime. As Kate peels back the layers of London's stories of plague, fire and political turmoil, she is forced to explore long-buried family secrets. Secrets concerning Essie, her great-grandmother, and her life in Edwardian London. Soon, Kate's past and present threaten to collide and the truths about her family lie waiting to be revealed. Inspired by a true story, The Lost Jewels unfolds an incredible story of mystery, thievery, sacrifice and hope through the generations of one family. Praise for The Jade Lily: 'Kirsty Manning has woven, blended, sewn the threads of history, family secrets, the past and the present into a page-turning, beautiful novel. Her talent for researching and writing a seamless dual-narrative story with characters reflecting tragedy and trauma lived, and survived, will enthral and educate. Her approach and style to the multiple cultures and countries reinforces that humanity will rise above evil. The Jade Lily is a story rich in the elements of plot, characters, and unselfish love leading to hope: the last thing to die.' - Heather Morris, author of the bestselling The Tattooist of Auschwitz
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            ISBN 9781760528102
            Published NZ 31 Mar 2020
            Publisher Allen & Unwin
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