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              The Shadow of the Wind
                 

              The Shadow of the Wind (EPUB ebook – New edition)

              By Ruiz Zafon, Carlos

              Barcelona 1945: young Daniel Sempere is taken to a fabulous secret library called the Cemetery of Forgotten Books where he is told he must 'adopt' a single book, promising to care for it always. Entranced by his chosen book, The Shadow of the Wind, Daniel begins a quest to find t...he truth about the life and death of its mysterious author.
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              ISBN 9781921921704
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              Published NZ 16 Dec 2011
              Publisher The Text Publishing Company
              Interest Age 13+ years
              Series The Cemetery of Forgotten Books
              Language (English)
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              The Great Gatsby
               

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              By Fitzgerald, F. Scott; Introduction by Marchetta, Melina

              All the bright young things go to Jay Gatsby's Long Island parties. Yet Gatsby himself is reserved and mysterious. He seems always to be waiting for something or someone. When he finally draws the beautiful Daisy Buchanan back into his orbit, he sets in motion a series of tragedi...es.
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              ISBN 9781921961830
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              Published NZ 18 Feb 2013
              Publisher The Text Publishing Company
              Interest Age General Audience
              Series Text Classics
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              Animal Farm
                

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              By Orwell, George

              'All animals are equal, but some animals are more equal than others.' Drunken Mr Jones of Manor Farm has neglected his livestock for too long. In a burst of insurgent fervour they rise up and he is deposed, with the pigs taking charge of the newly named Animal Farm. Everything r...uns smoothly, productivity soars, and all animals are well-fed and happy. But the further away the memory of the revolution, the more distant seem its ideals, and when Boxer the workhorse is betrayed, the horrifying extent of the pigs' corruption is revealed. Orwell's 'fairy story', a scathing satire of Soviet communism, is as potent now as it was in 1945. Animal Farm is one of literature's most electrifying examinations of power and corruption. George Orwell, born Eric Arthur Blair (1903 - 1950) was a teacher, novelist and journalist. He also served his country, including in the Home Guard during the Second World War. He later became the literary editor of the Tribune and wrote for the Observer and Manchester Evening News. The author of nine books, Orwell is best know for the allegorical Animal Farm (1945) and dystopian satire Nineteen Eighty-Four (1949). They have gone on to become two of the most influential books of the twentieth century. 'A wise, compassionate, and illuminating fable.' New York Times 'There are no replacements for George Orwell, just as there are no replacements for a Bernard Shaw or a Mark Twain...he pricked, provoked and badgered lazy minds, delighted those who enjoyed watching an original intelligence at work.' Time 'A book for everyone and Everyman, its brightness undimmed after fifty years.' Ruth Rendell 'Timeless, even transcendent.' Christopher Hitchens 'Absolutely first rate.' New Yorker
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              ISBN 9781922148735
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              Published NZ 2 Jan 2014
              Publisher The Text Publishing Company
              Interest Age 14+ years
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              1984
               

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              By Orwell, George; Introduction by Wood, Charlotte

              One of the great classics of the twentieth century, 1984 is a startlingly original and arresting novel about the universal struggle of the individual against the malevolent tendencies of the modern state. A dystopian vision of a world enslaved by doublethink and thoughtcrime, it ...is as terrifying now as it was on its initial publication in 1949.
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              ISBN 9781925410174
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              Published NZ 28 Nov 2016
              Publisher The Text Publishing Company
              Interest Age General Audience
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              1984 & Animal Farm
               

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              By Orwell, Georges; Introduction by Wood, Charlotte; Watson, Don

              Two of the greatest and most influential works of the twentieth century, together in one edition: 1984, with an introduction by Charlotte Wood, and Animal Farm, with an introduction by Don Watson. George Orwell's novels about the dangers of tyranny, the corruption of the state a...nd the enslavement of the individual are essential reading. In an era of doublespeak, they remain chillingly prophetic. George Orwell, born Eric Arthur Blair (1903-1950), was a teacher, novelist and journalist. He also served his country including in the Home Guard during the Second World War. He later became the literary editor of the Tribune and wrote for the Observer and Manchester Evening News. The author of nine books, Orwell is best known for the allegorical Animal Farm (1945) and dystopian satire 1984 (1949). They have gone on the become two of the most influential books of the twentieth century. 'There are no replacements for George Orwell, just as there are no replacements for a Bernard Shaw or a Mark Twain...he pricked, provoked and badgered lazy minds, delighted those who enjoyed watching an original intelligence at work.' Time
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              ISBN 9781925410815
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              Published NZ 28 Aug 2017
              Publisher The Text Publishing Company
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              Romulus, My Father
               

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              By Gaita, Raimond

              Romulus Gaita fled his home in Yugoslavia at the age of thirteen, and came to Australia with his young wife Christina and their infant son Raimond soon after the end of World War II. Their story is one of passion, betrayal and madness, about friendship and the joy and dignity of ...work, about character and fate, affliction and spirituality.
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              ISBN 9781921921162
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              Published NZ 1 Sep 1999
              Publisher The Text Publishing Company
              Interest Age 16+ years
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              The War I Finally Won
               

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              By Bradley, Kimberly Brubaker

              Like the classic heroines of literature, Ada wins our hearts as she continues her World War II adventures after the Newbery Honor-winning The War that Saved My Life. When Ada's clubfoot is surgically fixed at last, she knows for certain that she's not what her mother said she wa...s-crippled in her mind as well as in her body. But who is she, she wonders? Ada and her brother, Jamie, are living with their guardian, Susan, in a cottage in the English countryside, on the estate of the formidable Lady Thorton and her daughter, Maggie, Ada's dearest friend. Life in the crowded cottage is tense. Then Ruth, a Jewish girl from Germany, moves in. A German? Everyone is horrified. Ada must decide-where do her loyalties lie? The War I Finally Won is the marvellous conclusion to Ada's powerful, uplifting story. Kimberly Brubaker Bradley has written several historical novels for children and young adults, including the bestselling Newbery Honor Book The War that Saved My Life. She lives on a farm in Tennessee with her family. 'Brubaker Bradley is unsparing in her rendition of the human toll that wars incur. But it is a book, like its predecessor, that teems with beauty...Both books leave a profound afterglow and establish themselves firmly as classics to be loved and revisited.' Magpies 'A fitting sequel.' NZ Listener, 50 Best Books for Kids Ada's voice is honest and authentic and true...A novel to curl up with on a rainy day; it took me back to the novels I read and loved as a child.' Steph Bowe, author of Night Swimming Achingly lovely...Nuanced and emotionally acute, this vivid tale from the wartime home front will have readers ages 10-14 wincing at Ada's stumbles and rejoicing to the point of tears in her victories. Wall Street Journal 'Bradley sweeps us up in the story she's telling and at the same time raises hard questions and makes us think-even as she moves us to tears.' Starred Review, The Horn Book 'This absorbing adventure, with its gentle humour and
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              ISBN 9781925626056
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              Published NZ 2 Oct 2017
              Publisher The Text Publishing Company
              Interest Age Children / Young Adults
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              Census
               

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              By Ball, Jesse

              'Jesse Ball [is] among our most compelling and daring writers today.' LA Review of Books When a widower receives notice from a doctor that he doesn't have long to live, he is struck by the question of who will care for his adult son-a son whom he fiercely loves, a son with Dow...n syndrome. With no recourse in mind, and with a desire to see the country on one last trip, the man signs up as a census-taker for a mysterious governmental bureau and leaves town with his son. Census is a novel about free will, grief, the power of memory and the ferocity of parental love, from one of America's most captivating young writers. Jesse Ball (1978-). Novelist, absurdist. Born in New York. His many and varied works are beloved in a dozen languages. 'In eight novels produced in just over a decade, [Ball] has combined Kafka's paranoia with Whitman's earnest American grain to found a fictional kingdom of genial doom and melancholia...Census, Ball's new work, [is] his most personal and best to date...Think The Road by Cormac McCarthy with Ball's signature surreal flourishes...I can think of no higher praise for this novel than to echo what this woman tells the father for travelling with his son, for letting the world experience his gift: "I think you cannot know the good you do."' New York Times 'Ball indulges our natural curiosity about what's real and simultaneously repudiates the idea that it matters. This is a writer too interested in the transformative power of language to come down on one banal side or the other.' Age 'Census is a vital testament to selfless love; a psalm to commonplace miracles; and a mysterious evolving metaphor. So kind, it aches.' David Mitchell, author of Cloud Atlas 'A young genius who hits all of the right notes.' Chicago Tribune 'A poet by trade, Ball understands the economy of language better than most fiction writers today.' Huffington Post 'Quietly moving' Australian 'With echoes of Paul Auster and Cormac McCarthy, Jesse Ba
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              ISBN 9781925626483
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              Published NZ 2 Apr 2018
              Publisher The Text Publishing Company
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              Island Story: Tasmania in Object and Text
               

              Island Story: Tasmania in Object and Text (EPUB ebook)

              Edited by Crane, Ralph; Wood, Danielle

              A handsome full-colour book pairing unique items from the Tasmanian Museum and Art Gallery with selections of original writing about the southern island. Indigenous dispossession, a cruel penal history, gay-rights battles; exceptional landscapes, unusual wildlife, environmenta...l activism; colonial architecture, arts and crafts, a thriving creative scene-all are part of the story of Tasmania. And they find their expression in the unparalleled collection of Hobart's TMAG. In Island Story, Ralph Crane and Danielle Wood select almost sixty representative TMAG objects: from shell necklaces to a convict cowl, colonial scrimshaw to a thylacine pincushion, contemporary photography to a film star's travelling case. Each is matched to texts old and new, by writers as diverse as Anthony Trollope, Marie Bjelke-Petersen, Helene Chung, Jim Everett, Heather Rose and Ben Walter. This is the perfect gift for anyone interested in the island everyone is talking about. Ralph Crane is the author or editor of more than twenty academic books. He lives in Hobart and is Professor of English at the University of Tasmania. Danielle Wood is the author of The Alphabet of Light and Dark, Rosie Little's Cautionary Tales for Girls, Mothers Grimm and two non-fiction books on Marjorie Bligh, and co-author of the Angelica Banks series. She lives in Hobart and teaches at the University of Tasmania. 'While the twenty-four stories in this beautiful anthology range from colonial to contemporary times, they have a common theme-a pervading sense of the landscape.' Age on Deep South 'The collection is strong...The editors pull no punches.' Sun-Herald on Deep South 'Offers readers a glimpse into the imagery and symbolism that has come to shape how outsiders perceive the island.' Australian on Deep South
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              ISBN 9781925626926
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              Published NZ 1 Oct 2018
              Publisher The Text Publishing Company
              Interest Age General Audience
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              The Unbelievably Scary Thing that Happened in Huggabie Falls
               

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              By Cece, Adam

              Sure, Huggabie Falls is the weirdest town on Earth. But when unbelievably scary things start happening, Kipp, Tobias and Cymphany must find out why.

              ISBN 9781925626964
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              Published NZ 1 Oct 2018
              Publisher The Text Publishing Company
              Interest Age 7-9 years
              Series The Huggabie Falls Trilogy
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