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In the State of Excitement is Scottish-Australian writer Paul Laverty’s third book, this time a collection of short-short stories and some slightly longer stories set in each of 52 Perth …

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Owl and Star is a gentle story told in the style of a traditional tale – perfect for sharing with little stars at bedtime. Owl likes to sit on his …

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This pacy crime debut by Perth author Brett Adams will appeal to fans of hard-boiled detective fiction, puzzling plots, and books about literature and writing. When literature professor Jack Griffen …

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Tenderness, grief, fear, shame and delight are situated in the world of reproduction, and also in this splendid, intelligent poetry collection – the second by historian, academic and poet Nadia …

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This is an enchanting adventure that follows four sprites with attitude and heart. With its fast-paced plot, memorable characters and engaging illustrations, Looking for Lily is perfect for young readers …

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Scott-Patrick Mitchell’s first full-length collection connects the reader to the addict as human, to place as suburban, and to society as complicit. Clean disrupts the sole burden of guilt on …

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This charming adventure follows Ella and Dad’s clean-up day as they hop and skip through the pages, sifting through household rubbish together. But before their forgotten junk can make it …

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The desire for great change by “going on a journey and becoming a man” is the undertow of writer Benjamin Simon O’Neill’s immersive memoir Searching for Pearls, which charts his …

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