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Sospan Fach: The Saga of the Little Saucepan (North American Edition)
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Price: $5.99 USD. Words: 75,420. Language: English. Published: July 6, 2012. Category: Fiction » Historical » Australia & New Zealand
Four people with no sailing experience leave Auckland, NZ on a home-built yacht to Sydney, sailing three days north and turn left. The boat has no motor, radio, extra sails, or instrumentation. The skipper has a small compass and a toy sextant on which he has no training. There are a one-person lifeboat, one life preserver, and provisions for three weeks. Stranded for 6 weeks they consider mutiny.
Shadows of a Winter Sun
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Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 112,840. Language: English. Published: July 2, 2012. Category: Fiction » Historical » Australia & New Zealand
Shadows of a Winter Sun is set in a remote timber town in the highlands of Tasmania, Australia, in the nineteen forties and fifties. The story revolves around the character of Caleb Ryan who chooses to become a tree feller for its seclusion and escape from the town in which he was born. Interwoven into his compelling tale are the stories of the people with whom he shares this remote life.
Soaring With Cockatoos
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Price: $4.95 USD. Words: 106,650. Language: English. Published: May 14, 2012 by Mirador Publishing. Category: Fiction » Historical » Australia & New Zealand
The last decades of the nineteenth century. European powers are colonising the whole planet and seem unstoppable. In the British colony of Western Australia white settlers ignore the rights of the Aborigines, murder them or chase them from their land, or perhaps readmit them to work as unpaid labourers on newly created properties. This is their story...
Daisy's War
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Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 101,210. Language: English. Published: May 13, 2012. Category: Fiction » Historical » Australia & New Zealand
(4.82 from 11 reviews)
In 1914, Daisy lives in the quiet New Zealand valley where her family has farmed for generations. Her world seems a warm and safe one. But the Great War is casting its long shadow over New Zealand. Daisy watches in growing fear as more and more of the men leave to fight in Europe, and the War strikes ever closer to the heart of her family.
Blind Hope
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Price: $4.99 USD. Words: 85,590. Language: English. Published: April 24, 2012. Category: Fiction » Historical » Australia & New Zealand
(5.00 from 2 reviews)
Lola Catrell is a young woman who journeys to the Gulgong Goldfields in 1871 to act as tutor for 8 year old Prue. The booming goldfields township is vividly brought to life as Lola befriends Dylan, a Welsh miner and a larrikin Irishman. She battles the ruthless stepfather, a scheming paedophile and corruption that is rife within the town. Her journey begins in Sydney, her life begins in Gulgong.
Posh-2 Waitangi and War
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Price: $4.99 USD. Words: 60,960. Language: English. Published: April 12, 2012. Category: Fiction » Adventure » Men’s adventure
This is the second book in the trilogy of Posh. The young migrant arrives in 1839 to witness the Treaty of Waitangi, and soon develops intense friendships with the maori people.But simmering land issues evolve into war. The township is sacked,and Matthew becomes a scout in the British Army.There is love and hope for a new life,and tragedy.New Zealand history told in a personal and warm style.
The Eulo Queen and Other Outback and Opal Stories
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Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 63,160. Language: English. Published: April 5, 2012 by Kylie Reynolds. Category: Fiction » Historical » Australia & New Zealand
Based on facts, this collection of Australian stories revolves around frontier life on the opal fields at the turn of the of the century (19thC to 20thC).
The Long Way Home
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Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 122,660. Language: Australian English. Published: April 3, 2012. Category: Fiction » Historical » Australia & New Zealand
A broken marriage sends a father and son on two different paths in life, only for both to realise an Angel is working to reunite them. Phillip Overton's writing has been compared to Nicholas Sparks, and some readers hold The Long Way Home in the same elite company as New York Times Bestseller, The Shack.
Blue Angels
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Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 77,750. Language: English. Published: March 29, 2012 by BWM Books. Category: Fiction » Historical » Australia & New Zealand
What really happened to Bomber Command navigator Brian Maxwell during the Second World War? Why is his widow so mysteriously silent on the subject of her late husband? To answer these questions, "Blue Angels" flashes back to the murderous kaleidoscopic days of the aerial battle over Europe. Deeper, at the core of the mystery lies the tale of a longer war between a man and a woman.
In Pursuit of Happiness
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Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 128,490. Language: English. Published: March 28, 2012. Category: Fiction » Romance » General
(4.50 from 2 reviews)
Georgia Sills and Charles Ravenwood have lives that leave little to be desired. Born in England into a life of wealth and privilege in the ascendancy of the British Empire, they are about to marry, unlike many of their contemporaries, for love. But on their wedding day they are suddenly and mysteriously separated. From that day, their lives change dramatically. Will they ever meet again?
Breakfast at Midnight
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Price: Free! Words: 88,570. Language: English. Published: March 26, 2012. Category: Fiction » Historical » Australia & New Zealand
(3.00 from 1 review)
Hobart, Tasmania, 1894. From the mouldering cells of Port Arthur to the sun-dappled grounds of Wintersleigh House, Breakfast at Midnight analyses the expectations placed on young people by family members and by society as a whole. It also explores the polarised society of the mid 1890's, a time when trenchant Victorian conservatism and burgeoning feminist ideals seemed increasingly incompatible.
The Alone Man
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Price: $3.99 USD. Words: 7,540. Language: English. Published: March 16, 2012. Category: Fiction » Historical » Australia & New Zealand
The Alone Man draws on the concept of ‘dreamtime’. It is a ‘double love story’ about a man’s love for his wife and family and his love of the land and nature.
Ebb And Flow
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Price: $1.99 USD. Words: 4,940. Language: English. Published: March 15, 2012. Category: Fiction » Themes & motifs » Family sagas
Two centuries of one of Australia's founding families unfold as generations are shaped and moulded by historic events, relationships, and the grand and majestic sweep of the Hawkesbury River. One in a series of ten short stories published in a compilation entitled A Collection Of Dirty Little Stories.
The Irish Annals of New Zealand
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Price: $1.99 USD. Words: 19,140. Language: English. Published: March 12, 2012. Category: Fiction » Historical » Australia & New Zealand
The Irish Annals of New Zealand was written to coincide with the 150th anniversary of the founding of New Zealand as an English colony in 1840. The novel is a Joycean 'tour de force' through the history of NZ from the Irish point of view rather than the English one.
Deepwater
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Price: $1.99 USD. Words: 61,960. Language: English. Published: March 11, 2012. Category: Fiction » Historical » Australia & New Zealand
(4.00 from 1 review)
Harry, Louise and their illegitimate baby are trapped in the poverty and violence of the Sydney slums where Harry lives by his fists, collecting debts for a bookie, because he's never had the chance to live any other way. When a neighbour, Prue, befriends them opportunity comes out of a violent tragedy but it will be how Harry responds to a threat that will define him as a man.
Wilhelmina
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Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 84,990. Language: English. Published: March 9, 2012 by Writers Exchange E-Publishing. Category: Fiction » Historical » Australia & New Zealand
"I shall look forward with delight to working with you," stated the great Frederick Chopin, when Wilhelmina played for him. The Grand Duchess had offered her patronage. Was she set for an illustrious career as a concert pianist? But pressures brought to bear by the social and political state of the country; the opportunities of migration to far away New South Wales and...
Belonging
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Price: $4.50 USD. Words: 104,870. Language: Commonwealth English. Published: February 23, 2012. Category: Fiction » Historical » Australia & New Zealand
What does it mean to 'belong'? This book explores belonging, and it could change your life. In legendary Gundagai, Dr Louis Gabriel is fired with hope and ambition. But new, black and overqualified, will he be top or bottom of the social ‘pile’? Will he ever belong? We follow his struggles, loves and dilemmas, climaxing with Australian Federation, a tortured romance and the murderous Boer War.
Real Life Portrait
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Price: $9.99 USD. Words: 147,110. Language: English. Published: February 18, 2012. Category: Fiction » Cultural & ethnic themes » Cultural interest, general
Real life Portrait is a literary novel ─ the compelling story of the author’s father, Wallace Anderson, a noted Australian sculptor from the 1920s to the 1950s. It focuses on art in war and in peace, following Wallace’s struggle to balance family responsibilities and creative fulfillment.
Seeking Sarah
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Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 55,900. Language: English. Published: February 17, 2012. Category: Fiction » Historical » Australia & New Zealand
When Kirsty finds an old diary hidden in the chimney of the heritage-listed house she shares with her mother, it leads her on a journey of discovery about another girl who lived in the same house more than a hundred years ago. But there is more to Sarah's story than is told in her diary. As she attempts to uncover the truth, Kirsy finds herself being drawn uncomfortably close to the past.
Catterthun
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Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 70,640. Language: English. Published: January 31, 2012. Category: Fiction » Historical » Australia & New Zealand
The ss Catterthun set sail from Sydney on a wintry evening in 1895. Most of the people on board would never see the sun rise on another day. A mounting gale pushed the Catterthun along the coast, closer to her doom. She sank beneath a storm tossed sea leaving mysteries in her wake. What had she hit? Who was to blame? What happened to the fortune in gold she had on board?