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              Hideous Kinky

              Hideous Kinky (Paperback)

              By Freud, Esther

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              Two little girls are taken by their mother to Morocco on a 1960s pilgrimage of self-discovery. For Mum it is not just an escape from the grinding conventions of English life but a quest for personal fulfilment; her children, however, seek something more solid and stable amidst th...e shifting desert sands.
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              ISBN 9780241973660
              Released NZ 1 Feb 2016
              Publisher Penguin
              Interest Age General Audience
              Series Penguin Essentials
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              The Snow Goose and The Small Miracle

              The Snow Goose and The Small Miracle (Paperback, New edition)

              By Gallico, Paul; Illustrated by Linton, Anne; Norfield, Ed

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              Presents stories The Snow Goose - set in the wild, desolate Essex marshes and is a tale about the relationship between a hunchback and a young girl; and, The Small Miracle - a contemporary fable about a young boy's love for his dangerously ill donkey.

              ISBN 9780140299526
              Released NZ 22 Feb 2001
              Publisher Penguin
              Interest Age General Audience
              Series Penguin Essentials
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              The Day of the Triffids

              The Day of the Triffids (Paperback)

              By Wyndham, John

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              When a freak cosmic event renders most of the Earth's population blind, Bill Masen - one of the lucky few to keep his sight - finds himself trapped in a London jammed with sightless mobs who prey on those who can still see. But another menace stalks blind and sighted alike.

              ISBN 9780241970577
              Released NZ 24 Sep 2014
              Publisher Penguin
              Interest Age General Audience
              Series Penguin Essentials
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              On the Road

              On the Road (Paperback, Re-issue)

              By Kerouac, Jack

              • RRP: $26.00
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              Sal Paradise, young and innocent, joins the slightly crazed Dean Moriarty on a breathless, exuberant ride back and forth across the United States. Their hedonistic search for release or fulfilment through drink, sex, drugs and jazz becomes an exploration of personal freedom, a te...st of the limits of the American Dream.
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              ISBN 9780241951538
              Released NZ 13 May 2011
              Publisher Penguin
              Interest Age General Audience
              Series Penguin Essentials
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              My Family and Other Animals
                

              My Family and Other Animals (Paperback, Re-issue)

              By Durrell, Gerald

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              Escaping the ills of the British climate, the Durrell family - acne-ridden Margo, gun-toting Leslie, bookworm Lawrence and budding naturalist Gerry, along with their long suffering mother and Roger the dog - take off for the island of Corfu. But the Durrells find that, they must ...share their various villas with a menagerie of local fauna.
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              ISBN 9780241951460
              Released NZ 13 May 2011
              Publisher Penguin
              Interest Age 14+ years
              Series Penguin Essentials
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              1984: The dystopian classic reimagined with cover art by Shepard Fairey

              1984: The dystopian classic reimagined with cover art by Shepard Fairey (Paperback)

              By Orwell, George

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              Winston Smith works for the Ministry of Truth in London, chief city of Airstrip One. Big Brother stares out from every poster, the Thought Police uncover every act of betrayal. When Winston finds love with Julia, he discovers that life does not have to be dull and deadening, and ...awakens to new possibilities.
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              ISBN 9780141036144
              Released NZ 1 Sep 2008
              Publisher Penguin
              Interest Age 13+ years
              Series Penguin Essentials
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              A Passage to India

              A Passage to India (Paperback)

              By Forster, E. M.

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              When Adela Quested and her elderly companion Mrs Moore arrive in the Indian town of Chandrapore, they quickly feel trapped by its insular and prejudiced 'Anglo-Indian' community. Determined to escape the parochial English enclave and explore the 'real India', they seek the guidan...ce of the charming and mercurial Dr Aziz, a cultivated Indian Muslim.
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              ISBN 9780241214992
              Released NZ 1 Feb 2016
              Publisher Penguin
              Interest Age General Audience
              Series Penguin Essentials
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              Perfume: The Story of a Murderer

              Perfume: The Story of a Murderer (Paperback)

              By Suskind, Patrick

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              Survivor, genius, perfumer, killer: this is Jean-Baptiste Grenouille. He is abandoned on the filthy streets of Paris as a child, but grows up to discover he has an extraordinary gift: a sense of smell more powerful than any other human's. Soon, he is creating the most sublime fra...grances in all the city. Yet there is one odour he cannot capture.
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              ISBN 9780141041155
              Released NZ 11 May 2010
              Publisher Penguin
              Interest Age General Audience
              Series Penguin Essentials
              Language (English)
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              White Teeth

              White Teeth (Paperback)

              By Smith, Zadie

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              Zadie Smith's White Teeth is a classic international bestseller and an unforgettable portrait of London, available as a Penguin Essential for the first time One of the most talked about fictional debuts ever, White Teeth is a funny, generous, big-hearted novel, adored by critics ...and readers alike. Dealing - among many other things - with friendship, love, war, three cultures and three families over three generations, one brown mouse, and the tricky way the past has of coming back and biting you on the ankle, it is a life-affirming, riotous must-read of a book. 'Funny, clever ...and a rollicking good read' Independent 'An astonishingly assured debut, funny and serious ...I was delighted' Salman Rushdie 'The almost preposterous talent was clear from the first pages' Julian Barnes, Guardian 'Quirky, sassy and wise ...a big, splashy, populous production reminiscent of books by Dickens and Salman Rushdie ...demonstrates both an instinctive storytelling talent and a fully fashioned voice that's street-smart and learned, sassy and philosophical all at the same time' New York Times 'Smith writes like an old hand, and, sometimes, like a dream' New Yorker 'Outstanding ...A strikingly clever and funny book with a passion for ideas, for language and for the rich tragic-comedy of life' Sunday Telegraph 'Do believe the hype' The Times 'Relentlessly funny . ..idiosyncratic, and deeply felt' Guardian Zadie Smith was born in north-west London in 1975. Her debut novel, White Teeth, won the Whitbread First Novel Award, the Guardian First Book Award, the James Tait Black Memorial Prize for Fiction, and the Commonwealth Writers' First Book Prize, and was included in TIME 100 Best English-language Novels from 1923 to 2005. Her second novel, On Beauty, was shortlisted for the Man Booker Prize and won the Orange Prize for Fiction. She has written two further novels, The Autograph Man and NW, a collection of essays, Changing My Mind, and also edited a short-story anthology, The Book of Othe
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              ISBN 9780241981399
              Released NZ 14 Aug 2017
              Publisher Penguin
              Interest Age General Audience
              Series Penguin Essentials
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              In Cold Blood: A True Account of a Multiple Murder and its Consequences
               

              In Cold Blood: A True Account of a Multiple Murder and its Consequences (Paperback)

              By Capote, Truman

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              On November 15, 1959, in the small town of Holcomb, Kansas, a wealthy farmer, his wife and their two young children were found brutally murdered. Blood all over the walls, the telephone lines cut, and only a few dollars stolen. Heading up the investigation is Agent Al Dewey, but ...all he has are two footprints, four bodies, and lot of questions.
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              ISBN 9780241956830
              Released NZ 12 Jun 2012
              Publisher Penguin
              Interest Age General Audience
              Series Penguin Essentials
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