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Djanbun and the Fire-stick
Price: Free! Words: 350. Language: English. Published: April 27, 2012. Categories: Fiction » Children’s books » Fairy Tales & Folklore / Country & Ethnic, Fiction » Children’s books » Family / General
A retelling of an old story that originates in Australian mythology, about a native who is transformed into a platypus.
Wombat Creek
Price: $3.50 USD. Words: 46,500. Language: Australian English. Published: April 24, 2012. Categories: Fiction » Romance » Contemporary, Fiction » Women's fiction » General
Wombat Creek, set in the heart of lush pastoral country in Western Victoria, Australia, is the journey of two people’s longing to learn from the past and create a better future for themselves, together.
Jerry and the Orange Tree
Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 3,970. Language: English. Published: April 15, 2012. Categories: Fiction » Children’s books » Family / General, Nonfiction » Children's Books » Family / General
"Jerry and the Orange Tree" is a wonderfully written story with many life messages. It teaches children about promises, not giving up, and sticking to plans. It's a true story about a young boy and his relationship with his grandma who lives on the other side of the world. Their relationship is kept alive through a tree that was given to the young boy. Great for all ages.
Sweet Surrender
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 49,550. Language: English. Published: April 14, 2012. Categories: Fiction » Plays & Screenplays » Anthologies, Fiction » Romance » General
A story of love at first sight and the tangled web it produces in the life of Monica, a Sydney girl, as she has to learn to adjust to the various loves in her life and the unexpected impact they have.
Shute the Messenger
Price: $4.99 USD. Words: 46,740. Language: English. Published: April 13, 2012. Categories: Nonfiction » Biography » Literary biography, Nonfiction » Biography » Historical biography
Compelling biography of a remarkable achiever, successful author and aviator Nevil Shute. Fricke interweaves the sweep of 20th Century history with Shute’s life and writing career. A lifelong passion for flying led Shute to fly a tiny plane to Australia where he settled in 1948 His diverse experiences fuelled and inspired his many books including A Town Like Alice and On the Beach.
The old trucker
Price: Free! Words: 1,960. Language: English. Published: April 7, 2012. Categories: Fiction » Adventure » General, Fiction » Young adult or teen » Drama
the old trucker is set in the outback of Australia and is a flash fiction about the last run a truck driver does.
The Eulo Queen and Other Outback and Opal Stories
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 63,160. Language: English. Published: April 5, 2012 by Kylie Reynolds. Categories: Fiction » Historical » Australia & New Zealand, Fiction » Literary collections » Australian & Oceanian
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).
Malcolm Naden Ghost Of The Outback
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 22,550. Language: Australian English. Published: April 4, 2012. Categories: Fiction » Mystery & detective » General, Nonfiction » True Crime » Murder
On the run for 7 years, Malcolm Naden Australia's most wanted fugitive. In June 2005, Naden disappeared from his grandparents home in West Dubbo, days before 24-year-old Kristy Scholes, the partner of his cousin, was found strangled in a bedroom of the home.
The Electric Jungle
Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 66,120. Language: English. Published: April 3, 2012 by BWM Books. Categories: Fiction » Anthologies » Short stories - single author
"From the jungle's rich decay he is coaxing his own pale shoots of hope...Somewhere in there, waiting for him to discover it, lies the biochemical basis of happiness." These powerful stories tear the veil from a fascinating world which touches us all - although we often try to shut it out. They blaze a trail not only into the real jungle of the title novella, but the chemical jungle of the brain.
Mullion the Eagle-Hawk
Price: Free! Words: 680. Language: English. Published: April 2, 2012. Categories: Fiction » Children’s books » Action & Adventure / Survival Stories, Fiction » Cultural & ethnic themes » Cultural interest, general
Mullion is a eagle-hawk, and he has built his nest in a very tall tree and begins terrorizing the local villagers.