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This is an inspiring true story about the difference one idea, one person and one community can make. Compelling, transporting and full of hope, Ajay Rane: Global Crusader for Women’s …

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In August 1925, Audrey Jacob publicly shot dead her ex-fiancée Cyril Gidley at an extravagant ball in Perth’s Government House. The case seemed like a no-brainer – Audrey still had …

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Miniatures is a compelling collection of short-short stories that are both witty and full of suburban-life quirkiness. Pulled together like this, Midalia’s new works are a statement to her deep …

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You don’t have to know that the author of this book is just 10 years old to be enchanted by its story. Brown Bear loves playing hide-and-seek with his friends …

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Acanthus is the third collection of poetry by lauded Perth-born poet Claire Potter. Collapsing formal categories such as human/animal, ancient/modern and urban/natural, these poems open up worlds of strange and wonderful …

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The Reunion by Polly Phillips is a riveting page-turner filled with complex characters and unexpected twists that will have readers questioning whether the events of the past are really as …

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Sally Gaunt’s second collection of poetry begins with a delicate exploration of masculinity through the symbolism of feathers. These hued feather poems paint valour and eroticism but hint at male …

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The Severed Cord is an intelligently crafted tale of disconnection, displacement and disillusionment. Twartz is respectful of Indigenous culture and marital bonds as he creates complex characters with deep-seated motivations …

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Detective Inspector Dan Clement is mired in routine outback crime: explosives stolen from a mine, protestors picketing an abattoir, and a clinic break-in with potential ties to anti-vaxxers. But as …

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