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Jacaranda Blue

Jacaranda Blue

Jacaranda Blue

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Publisher: Pan Australia

Isbn 10: 1743345674

Category: Fiction

Number of Pages: 408

Number of Views: 1466

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From the bestselling author of Mallawindy and the Woody Creek series "Dettman ... is brilliant at depicting the seemingly inconsequential murmurs of small-town life" Sun-Herald For forty-four years Stella Templeton has been a dutiful daughter and a good citizen, living in Maidenville, population 2,800 where nothing happens. Until one hot summer afternoon. An ugly act has lifted the respectable skirts of Maidenville and mystery starts to surround the daughter of the local minister. Then the disappearance of a sixteen-year-old boy adds to the neighbourhood confusion. Does something rotten lurk behind the neatly trimmed hedges and white picket fences that divide this sleepy town? No-one comes close to knowing the dreadful truth-but after forty-four years of doing the right thing, Stella Templeton is starting to blossom... "Dettman writes compulsively readable stories" The Age Fans of Rosalie Ham's The Dressmaker will love Joy Dettman.


Saving Water

Saving Water

Saving Water

Author: Horwitz, Allan Kolski

Publisher: Botsotso Publishing

Isbn 10: 0620354445

Category: Poetry

Number of Pages: 202

Number of Views: 1036

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These poems cover many different states of mind and situations and are deeply rooted in South Africa but also travel to other continents. A strong historical consciousness is mixed with different examples of violence and dispossession as well as an awareness of subconscious associations so that the political and the surreal intermingle - the brutalities of war and exploitation are softened by the tenderness of love. Stylistically inventive, it explores new forms while striving for an overall musicality.


Children of the Jacaranda Tree

Children of the Jacaranda Tree

Children of the Jacaranda Tree

Author: Sahar Delijani

Publisher: Simon and Schuster

Isbn 10: 1476709114

Category: Fiction

Number of Pages: 288

Number of Views: 1172

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New York Times bestselling author Khaled Hosseini says, “Set in post-revolutionary Iran, Sahar Delijani’s gripping novel is a blistering indictment of tyranny, a poignant tribute to those who bear the scars of it, and a celebration of the human heart’s eternal yearning for freedom.” Neda is born in Iran’s Evin Prison, where her mother is allowed to nurse her for a few months before an anonymous guard appears at the cell door one day and simply takes her away. In another part of the city, three-year-old Omid witnesses the arrests of his political activist parents from his perch at their kitchen table, yogurt dripping from his fingertips. More than twenty years after the violent, bloody purge that took place inside Tehran’s prisons, Sheida learns that her father was one of those executed, that the silent void firmly planted between her and her mother all these years was not just the sad loss that comes with death but the anguish and the horror of murder. These are the Children of the Jacaranda Tree. Set in post-revolutionary Iran from 1983 to 2011, this stunning debut novel follows a group of mothers, fathers, children, and lovers, some related by blood, others brought together by the tide of history that washes over their lives. Finally, years later, it is the next generation that is left with the burden of the past and their country’s tenuous future as a new wave of protest and political strife begins. “Heartbreakingly heroic” (Publishers Weekly), Children of the Jacaranda Tree is an evocative portrait of three generations of men and women inspired by love and poetry, burning with idealism, chasing dreams of justice and freedom. Written in Sahar Delijani’s spellbinding prose, capturing the intimate side of revolution in a country where the weight of history is all around, it is a moving tribute to anyone who has ever answered its call.


Jacaranda

Jacaranda

Jacaranda

Author: Mandy Magro

Publisher: HarperCollins Australia

Isbn 10: 1489251413

Category: Fiction

Number of Pages: 250

Number of Views: 363

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Mallawindy: A Mallawindy Novel 1

Mallawindy: A Mallawindy Novel 1

Mallawindy: A Mallawindy Novel 1

Author: Joy Dettman

Publisher: Pan Australia

Isbn 10: 9781742623825

Category: Fiction

Number of Pages: 384

Number of Views: 940

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The first novel by the bestselling author of the Woody Creek series "We ride the crests and troughs of the Burtons' 30-year history with open mouths and saucer eyes ... Dettman is an adept storyteller" The Age Ann Burton was born on a river bank the night her father tried to burn their house down. Six years later her sister Liza disappears while they are staying at their uncle's property. What Ann sees that day robs her of her memory and her speech. Ann escapes her anguished childhood, finding love and a new life away from Mallawindy. But there is no escape from the Burton family and its dark secrets. Ann must return to Mallawindy and confront the past if she is ever to be free. PRAISE FOR MALLAWINDY "A highly competent and confident debut novel" Sunday Telegraph "A compelling story ... it holds promise of further enthralling fiction from its author" Canberra Times "A rich and engrossing read; a tale of page-turning suspense and mystery ... Mallawindy will grab you hook, line and sinker" Queensland Times Fans of Rosalie Ham's The Dressmaker will love Joy Dettman.


The Hope Flower

The Hope Flower

The Hope Flower

Author: Joy Dettman

Publisher: Macmillan Publishers Aus.

Isbn 10: 1760985341

Category: Fiction

Number of Pages: 432

Number of Views: 1390

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From the bestselling author of Mallawindy and the Woody Creek series comes a story of love and survival. Lori Smyth-Owen isn't your average teenager - as you'd expect from the only girl in a family of twelve. Or they were a family, until their father took his own life to escape his bed-bound wife, too obese to leave her room. But for Lori and the remaining brothers, there is no escape from their volatile, mentally unstable mother. They raise themselves away from the gaze of the authorities, realising that though abandoned, they are now in charge. They can control everything, including their mother's food intake. In time, their mother emerges, after losing two-thirds of her body weight. But does she bring with her the seed of hope for a better future, or will all hell break loose? 'The texture of the writing as well as the mind-boggling plots give her books a fatally addictive attraction' Saturday Age


The Poisoned Weed

The Poisoned Weed

The Poisoned Weed

Author: Donald G. Crosby

Publisher: Oxford University Press

Isbn 10: 019803542X

Category: Medical

Number of Pages: 288

Number of Views: 447

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Over-two thirds of the U.S. population is allergic to poison oak, poison ivy, or a related plant. These and many other common plants in our homes, fields, and gardens are irritants that cause misery to many. But surprisingly, there has never been a general guide to help raise awareness of them--and to help avoid them. This new book reviews the history, occurrence, classification, toxicity, and health aspects of all the major allergenic and irritant species.


Beyond The Pale

Beyond The Pale

Beyond The Pale

Author: Emily Urquhart

Publisher: HarperCollins

Isbn 10: 1443423580

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Number of Pages: 288

Number of Views: 1238

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Like any new mother, Emily is thrilled when her first child, a daughter, is born. The baby, Sadie, is healthy and stunningly beautiful, with snow white hair and fair skin. Even the doctors and nurses can’t help a second look at this magical child. But soon a darker current begins to emerge—something is amiss. After three months of testing, Sadie is diagnosed with albinism, a rare genetic condition. Emily, a folklore scholar and an award-winning journalist, is accustomed to understanding and processing the world through stories. With Sadie at her side, Emily researches the cultural beliefs surrounding albinism and finds a curious history of outlandish tales of magic, and of good and evil reaching back through time, along with present-day atrocities. In some parts of the world, people with albinism are stalked; their condition is seen to bring luck and health as well as danger and death. Investigating the different reactions, in different cultures, to those with albinism, Emily begins to see her child as a connection between worlds. Part memoir, part cultural critique, and part genetic travelogue, Beyond the Pale is a brave, intimate investigation into the secret histories that each of us carries in our genes and an inspiring and beautiful memoir about parenting a child with a disability—and building a better future for that child.


Trails in the Dust: A Woody Creek Novel 7

Trails in the Dust: A Woody Creek Novel 7

Trails in the Dust: A Woody Creek Novel 7

Author: Joy Dettman

Publisher: Macmillan Publishers Aus.

Isbn 10: 1760787299

Category: Fiction

Number of Pages: 300

Number of Views: 411

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After many tumultuous years spent grappling with the past, Jenny Hooper might have expected her latter years to be the best of her life, and they are - until tragedy strikes. Left floundering in a house full of memories, not all of them good, Jenny knows a reckoning is in order. But it won't be easy. History is beginning to repeat itself for Jenny's adopted daughter, Trudy, who finds herself trapped in an abusive relationship. Jenny and her older daughter, Georgie, can only stand by and watch as Trudy's life implodes. Meanwhile, half a world away in the UK, Cara and her husband Morrie nurture a devastating secret that keeps them at arm's length from Jenny. But most of all, Jenny wants to renew contact with the beloved son she lost decades before when she was at her lowest ebb. Only that, and having the chance to tell him the truth about what happened, will give her peace. But is it too late? PRAISE FOR TRAILS IN THE DUST 'Dettman's talent for characterisation, plotting and evocation of rural Australian life is once again securely on display' Saturday Age 'This family saga will tug on your heart strings and have you turning the pages all night' New Idea


Gandhi and the Middle East

Gandhi and the Middle East

Gandhi and the Middle East

Author: Simone Panter-Brick

Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing

Isbn 10: 0857731637

Category: History

Number of Pages: 128

Number of Views: 1215

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Gandhi's involvement in Middle Eastern politics is largely forgotten yet it goes to the heart of his teaching and ambition - to lead a united freedom movement against British colonial power. Gandhi became involved in the politics of the Middle East as a result of his concern over the abolition of the Ottoman Caliphate following the First World War. He subsequently - at the invitation of the Jewish Agency - sought to reconcile Jews and Arabs in a secret deal at the time of the Mandate of Palestine. However, Jewish and British interference coupled with the Arab Revolt and the rise of the Muslim League in India thwarted his efforts. Like many who would follow, Gandhi was unable to solve the problems of the Middle East, but this book reveals his sincere and previously obscure attempt to do so. In this ground-breaking history, Simone Panter-Brick reveals a fascinating new facet of Gandhi's work and personality. Drawing on recently discovered letters from Gandhi, Panter-Brick traces his development from his optimistic vision for the Middle East to his plans for a non-violent solution and its ultimate failure. Confronted by opposition on all sides, Gandhi's experience in South Africa and India was not sufficient to enable him to resolve the Palestinians' problems, especially after he became embroiled in a political struggle with Jinnah and the Muslim League in India. The British plan to partition Palestine also helped to derail Gandhi's plans for peace in the region. Even the Jewish Agency refused Gandhi's proposed negotiations - proposals that were never made public. Despite Gandhi's conviction that peace in the Middle East was attainable, he could not overcome these many obstacles. Gandhi's experience in the Middle East was in marked contrast to his other successes around the world and is crucial for a full understanding of his life and teachings. Gandhi in the Middle East offers many new and revealing insights into the goals and limits of an international statesman at a critical period of imperial history.


Henry's Daughter

Henry's Daughter

Henry's Daughter

Author: Joy Dettman

Publisher: Pan Australia

Isbn 10: 1743345666

Category: Fiction

Number of Pages: 408

Number of Views: 366

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From the bestselling author of Mallawindy and the Woody Creek series comes a story of love and rescue "The narrative is achingly engrossing" Weekend Australian She had felt a sad pulling feeling in her stomach that day as the car had driven off, like there was a bit of elastic tied around her insides, sort of joining her to those brothers like it went right through that door, and as the car had driven further up the road, that elastic got pulled so tight, it hurt. Lori Smyth-Owen is balancing on the edge of adolescence but feeling years older. She has eleven brothers, nine living at home and the twins, who were stolen by Aunty Eva ... which was lucky for them because there is never enough of anything to go around, except Mavis, Lori's mother, who is so overweight she can barely move. That doesn't stop her plotting to get those twins back. She'll do anything to get them home. Then tragedy strikes and the Smyth-Owen children take desperate measures to save themselves ... and in so doing, discover that blood ties mean everything. PRAISE FOR JOY DETTMAN "Dettman writes compulsively readable stories" The Age Fans of Rosalie Ham's The Dressmaker will love Joy Dettman.


The Single Ladies of Jacaranda Retirement Village

The Single Ladies of Jacaranda Retirement Village

The Single Ladies of Jacaranda Retirement Village

Author: Joanna Nell

Publisher: Hachette Australia

Isbn 10: 0733640362

Category: Fiction

Number of Pages: 400

Number of Views: 1696

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Joanna Nell's life-affirming debut is a moving, funny, heartwarming tale of love and community in the spirit of The Unlikely Pilgrimage of Harold Fry and Grace and Frankie The life of 79-year-old pensioner PEGGY SMART is as beige as the décor in her retirement village. Her week revolves around aqua aerobics and appointments with her doctor. Following a very minor traffic accident, things have turned frosty with her grown-up children and she is afraid they are trying to take away her independence. The highlight of Peggy's day is watching her neighbour Brian head out for his morning swim. She dreams of inviting the handsome widower - treasurer of the Residents' Committee and one of the few eligible men in the village - to an intimate dinner. But why would an educated man like Brian, a chartered accountant no less, look twice at Peggy? As a woman of a certain age, she fears she has become invisible, even to men in their eighties. But a chance encounter with an old school friend she hasn't seen in five decades - the glamorous fashionista ANGIE VALENTINE - sets Peggy on an unexpected journey of self-discovery. 'Lively and whimsical ... with some serious points to make about ageing, love, community and friendship' Sydney Morning Herald 'This heartwarming story about growing old gracefully - and disgracefully ... is a funny, witty and thoroughly enjoyable read for all ages' Daily Telegraph 'I haven't been this entranced by a character since Eleanor (Oliphant, of course). This book is a joy - it's a celebration of age instead of an apology for it, and a reminder that life is always an adventure if you let it be. I loved this uniquely endearing book' KELLY RIMMER 'I loved it! I want to be Peggy when I'm older. With many laugh-out-loud moments, this book is sure to make you see "getting old" in a different light. A refreshing, funny, realistic and warm read' FIONA PALMER 'The perfect blend of funny and moving: had me laughing and crying in this ultimately uplifting story' NATASHA LESTER **Contains bonus extract from Joanna's new novel THE LAST VOYAGE OF MRS HENRY PARKER**


The Seventh Day

The Seventh Day

The Seventh Day

Author: Joy Dettman

Publisher: Pan Australia

Isbn 10: 174334614X

Category: Fiction

Number of Pages: 464

Number of Views: 1073

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A gripping post-apocalyptic tale from the acclaimed author of Mallawindy and the Woody Creek series The world as it was has been all but destroyed. Those few who survived the Great Ending are now ruled by an all-powerful group known as the Chosen, whose walled city encloses a diminishing population riddled with plague and threatened with extinction. Desperate to repopulate, the Chosen send searchers to capture every surviving female still living in the wild lands beyond the city for their new breeding stations. There is a girl with a name neither of her companions can remember, who is found by the Chosen's searchers living on a remote property. Since then, she has known little more than the life they enforce-a life dominated by their breeding program and genetic experimentation-while they immunise her and prepare to take her to their city. Then one afternoon a son of one of the Chosen arrives at the girl's farm, a boy who has fled from a life that he has come to find unbearable. His arrival sets in motion a chain of events which change the girl's life in ways she could not possibly have imagined-offering her a chance to regain the unthinkable-freedom. . .


Ripples on a Pond: A Woody Creek Novel 5

Ripples on a Pond: A Woody Creek Novel 5

Ripples on a Pond: A Woody Creek Novel 5

Author: Joy Dettman

Publisher: Macmillan Publishers Aus.

Isbn 10: 1743286554

Category: Fiction

Number of Pages: 512

Number of Views: 793

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The penultimate book in the dark and addictive Woody Creek series from bestselling Australian author Joy Dettman "Dettman writes compulsively readable stories" The Age As Woody Creek draws Joy Dettman's much-loved cast of characters back into its grip, confessions, discoveries and truths seem certain to explode in the most shocking of showdowns... Woody Creek is preparing for its centenary celebrations - but for many of its townspeople it's just another reminder of the old days, before so-called progress roared through the town, altering everything in its wake. Not for Georgie though. As the clock ticks over to 1970, she's determined that the new decade will be the one that sees her finally break free. For Cara, Woody Creek will forever be tied to a devastating mistake that cannot be undone. She's vowed never to set foot in the place again. Meanwhile, Jenny's estranged son, Jim, has inherited an estate in the United Kingdom and is trying to make a new life for himself. If only he could shake off his one terrible attachment to Australia. The old timber town of Woody Creek has a way of getting under people's skin... "She has a command of plot and pace, a feel for character and melodrama that merge to produce rural Australian soaps with the darkest kind of edge" Canberra Times "There are far more shocking secrets, and sufficient twists and turns to keep everyone gasping as Dettman continues the saga of her previous four novels" Sydney Morning Herald Fans of Rosalie Ham's The Dressmaker will love Joy Dettman.


The Jacaranda House

The Jacaranda House

The Jacaranda House

Author: Deborah Challinor

Publisher: HarperCollins

Isbn 10: 1460708547

Category: Fiction

Number of Pages: 432

Number of Views: 1814

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Bestselling author Deborah Challinor returns with a spellbinding novel about a woman living in Sydney's notorious King's Cross in 1964. Polly Manaia is living in Sydney's notorious Kings Cross, working as an exotic dancer. She's desperate to bring her young daughter to live with her, but beneath her brash confidence lie dark secrets which threaten to drag her under. Gina is excited to live with her mum again. She's mature for an eleven-year-old, but can this young girl cope with Polly's demons? Rhoda and Star, transgender performers and Polly's flatmates, bring stability to Polly and Gina's lives. Yet this unlikely little family will find themselves threatened in more ways than one. The Jacaranda House is a fascinating portrayal of a shifting society and a beautiful portrait of motherhood and identity. 'Australia's answer to Philippa Gregory' Brisbane Times 'A meticulously researched and compellingly readable story injected with heart and humour, From the Ashes is perfect for fans of Fiona McIntosh and Kate Furnivall. A five-star read' Better Reading


One Sunday

One Sunday

One Sunday

Author: Joy Dettman

Publisher: Pan Australia

Isbn 10: 1743345682

Category: Fiction

Number of Pages: 372

Number of Views: 1420

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From the bestselling author of Mallawindy and the Woody Creek series "an intriguing read that transcends genre and could be the genesis of a great Australian movie" Weekend Australian Early one Sunday, the town of Molliston wakes to the news that a young bride is dead. The year is 1929. The Great War with Germany has been fought and won, but at an immense cost to the small community. Death is too familiar here. So many sons were lost. So many daughters would never be wives; so many grandchildren would never be born. Racial hatred is like a bushfire in the belly of some. And the dead girl is found only yards from the property of old Joe Reichenberg, a German. Tom Thompson, the local cop, lost his two sons in Gallipoli. He believes he has come to terms with his bereavement - until that Sunday. Slowly, the true face of Molliston is exposed. By midnight, a full moon is offering its light - and a glimmer of hope. "Dettman writes compulsively readable stories" The Age Fans of Rosalie Ham's The Dressmaker will love Joy Dettman.


Diamonds in the Mud and Other Stories

Diamonds in the Mud and Other Stories

Diamonds in the Mud and Other Stories

Author: Joy Dettman

Publisher: Pan Australia

Isbn 10: 174334564X

Category: Fiction

Number of Pages: 252

Number of Views: 580

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The complete short stories of the bestselling author of Mallawindy and the Woody Creek series "Pure brilliance. This is a book to keep and treasure - you'll want to read it again and again." Sun-Herald At the beginning of her writing journey, Joy Dettman's charming, irascible, melancholy, wisecracking characters appeared in over twenty unique tales, many of which have won awards, many of which have never been published. Now, for the first time, Diamonds in the Mud and Other Stories is the complete collection of Joy Dettman's exquisite short stories. We meet an old coot in a rusty ute who picks up a hitchhiker, a neighbour reaches across the language divide to lend a helping hand, a grave digger might just have saved a young man's life, an exhausted farmer's wife lusts after a china cup, Granny Jordan is losing her marbles and an author is troubled by rats under the floorboards. Since Joy's first novel, Mallawindy, was published in 1998 she has attracted a growing number of readers who are entertained and shocked by her array of unforgettable characters populating the Australian landscape. "Dettman writes compulsively readable stories" The Age Fans of Rosalie Ham's The Dressmaker will love Joy Dettman.


AKASHVANI

AKASHVANI

AKASHVANI

Author: All India Radio (AIR), New Delhi

Publisher: All India Radio (AIR),New Delhi

Isbn 10:

Category: Antiques & Collectibles

Number of Pages: 68

Number of Views: 683

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"Akashvani" (English) is a programme journal of ALL INDIA RADIO, it was formerly known as The Indian Listener. It used to serve the listener as a bradshaw of broadcasting ,and give listener the useful information in an interesting manner about programmes, who writes them, take part in them and produce them along with photographs of performing artists. It also contains the information of major changes in the policy and service of the organisation. The Indian Listener (fortnightly programme journal of AIR in English) published by The Indian State Broadcasting Service, Bombay, started on 22 December, 1935 and was the successor to the Indian Radio Times in English, which was published beginning in July 16 of 1927. From 22 August ,1937 onwards, it used to published by All India Radio, New Delhi. From 1950,it was turned into a weekly journal. Later, The Indian listener became "Akashvani" (English ) w.e.f. January 5, 1958. It was made fortnightly journal again w.e.f July 1,1983. NAME OF THE JOURNAL: AKASHVANI LANGUAGE OF THE JOURNAL: English DATE, MONTH & YEAR OF PUBLICATION: 25 DECEMBER, 1977 PERIODICITY OF THE JOURNAL: Weekly NUMBER OF PAGES: 68 VOLUME NUMBER: Vol. XLII. No. 52 BROADCAST PROGRAMME SCHEDULE PUBLISHED (PAGE NOS): 3,15-63 ARTICLE: 1. Janata Party's Economic Policy 2. Jaipur: The Pink City 3. Beautifying Punjab 4. What Costs Politeness 5. The World of Reptiles 6. Sleep Walking-A Psychiatrist's View 7. Educational Progress in Meghalaya 8. Science in the Preservation of Monuments 9. Pollution--Enemy of Environment 10. President Sadat's Visit to Israel AUTHOR: 1. S. Kumar Dev 2. Dr. Ramesh K. Arora 3. Dr. M.S. Randhawa 4. Dr. (Mrs) P. Nagrath 5. N.J. Joshi and Dr. H.V. Kashyap 6. Dr. R.K. Chaudhury 7. J.M. Phira 8. Dr. R. Nagaswamy 9. Dr. V. P. Pandya 10. K. K. Soud KEYWORDS : 1. Policy Statement, Decentralised Sector, Standard of People 2. Tourist Attraction, Rich Culture, Teej Festival 3. Town Planning, Parks and Garden, Art and Culture 4. Be Polite, Punctuality, Hospitality generosity 5. Worshipping animals, Reptile Birds Extinct ,Venom 6. Dangers, Medico-Legal Aspects, Treatment 7. Absence of Written word, Roman Script Adopted, Psychological Difficulty 8. Tanjore Monument, Gas Treatment, Atlas Tree Killer 9. Water Pollution, Factory Pollutant, Noise Pollution 10. Palestinian Rights, Israeli Parliament, No Wars, Only Dialogue Document ID : APE-1977 (Oct-Dec) Vol-III-13 Prasar Bharati Archives has the copyright in all matters published in this “AKASHVANI” and other AIR journals. For reproduction previous permission is essential.


Wind in the Wires: A Woody Creek Novel 4

Wind in the Wires: A Woody Creek Novel 4

Wind in the Wires: A Woody Creek Novel 4

Author: Joy Dettman

Publisher: Macmillan Publishers Aus.

Isbn 10: 1743345380

Category: Fiction

Number of Pages: 480

Number of Views: 987

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The fourth book in the dark and addictive Woody Creek series from bestselling Australian author Joy Dettman "Dettman writes compulsively readable stories" The Age "The bombshell conclusion was worthy of a Thomas Hardy novel" Good Reading The wind is whispering in Woody Creek... Change is in the air It's 1958 and Woody Creek is being dragged - kicking and screaming - into the swinging sixties. Cara and Georgie are now young women but, raised separately, they have never met. They've both inherited their mother's hands, but that's where their similarity ends. Despite a teenage mistake looming over Cara's future, she still believes in the white wedding and happily ever after myth. Georgie, however, has seen enough of marriage and motherhood, and plans to live her life independent of a man. But once the sisters are drawn into each other's lives, long-buried secrets are bound to be unearthed, the dramatic consequences of which no-one could have predicted... "The texture of the writing as well as the mind-boggling plots give her books a fatally addictive attraction" Saturday Age Fans of Rosalie Ham's The Dressmaker will love Joy Dettman.


Thorn on the Rose: A Woody Creek Novel 2

Thorn on the Rose: A Woody Creek Novel 2

Thorn on the Rose: A Woody Creek Novel 2

Author: Joy Dettman

Publisher: Pan Australia

Isbn 10: 9781742620930

Category: Fiction

Number of Pages: 512

Number of Views: 1267

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The second book in the dark and addictive Woody Creek series from bestselling Australian author Joy Dettman "Dettman writes compulsively readable stories" The Age Spanning a momentous wartime decade, Thorn on the Rose is the spellbinding sequel to Pearl in a Cage It is 1939 and Jenny Morrison, distraught and just fifteen years of age, has fled the tiny logging community of Woody Creek for a new life in the big smoke. But four months later she is back - wiser, with an expensive new wardrobe, and bearing another dark secret... She takes refuge with Gertrude, her dependable granny and Woody Creek's indomitable midwife, and settles into a routine in the ever-expanding and chaotic household. But can she ever put the trauma of her past behind her and realise her dream of becoming a famous singer? Or is she doomed to follow in the footsteps of her tragic and mysterious mother? "You can't fail to enjoy this portrait of rural Australian life in the wartime years with its many sorrows, joys and challenges." Woman's Day Fans of Rosalie Ham's The Dressmaker will love Joy Dettman.