Allen & Unwin

The Railwayman’s Wife

By Ashley Hay - Published 2014Published 2016

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Anikka (Ani) Lachlan is the title character in this novel, which is set after World War II in Thirroul, a coastal town outside ...Read Review

Half the World in Winter

By Maggie Joel - Published 2015

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Set in 1880, the novel begins with a train accident in which three people are killed. The life of bereaved father Thomas Brinklow becomes ...Read Review

Endurance

By Tim Griffiths - Published 2015

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Photographer Frank Hurley needs little introduction to anyone fascinated with early 20th century Antarctic exploration, or who has ever been moved by his ...Read Review

Palace of Tears

By Julian Leatherdale - Published 2015

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Mystery/Crime

Adam Fox is owner of the Palace, an exclusive resort hotel in the Blue Mountains of New South Wales. In 1914, his only son ...Read Review

Betsy and the Emperor

By Anne Whitehead - Published 2015

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Nonfiction

The tagline on the Australian edition, “The true story of Napoleon, a pretty girl, a Regency rake and an Australian colonial misadventure”, puts ...Read Review

The Year It All Ended

By Kirsty Murray - Published 2015

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Children/Young Adult

November 1918, Melbourne, Australia. Tiney Flynn and her sisters are celebrating both Tiney’s 17th birthday and the end of the Great War. Soon, ...Read Review

I Was Only Nineteen

By Craig Smith (illus.) - By John Schumann - Published 2014

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Children/Young AdultMilitary

This picture book tells its moving story in simple verses and beautiful water-colour illustrations. The text is composed of the words of a ...Read Review

Game

By Trevor Shearston - Published 2013

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Mystery/Crime

Although he was the son of convicts transported from Great Britain to Australia, Ben Hall didn’t seem headed for a life of ...Read Review

Sheila

By Robert Wainwright - Published 2014

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Nonfiction

Sheila was born Sheila Chisholm, daughter of a wealthy Australian rancher, and came to England in 1913 to become successively Lady Loughborough, Lady Milbanke ...Read Review

Hannah & Emil

By Belinda Castles - Published 2013Published c2012

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Saga

“Herr Becker, we must find you some shoes, and then supper,” says Hannah to Emil, while shaking his hand after being introduced at ...Read Review