A self-portrait that is as brilliant original as White's fiction and drama. In this remarkable self-portrait Patrick White explains how on the very rare occasions when he re-reads a passage from one of his books, he recognises very little of the self he knows. This 'unknown' is the... read more
This title comes with an introduction by David Malouf. Through the crumbling ruins of the once splendid Xanadu Miss Hare wanders, half-mad. In the wilderness she stumbles upon an Aborigine artist and a Jewish refugee. They place themselves in the care of a local washerwoman. ... read more
This title is presented with an introduction by Richard Eyre. Paul Morel is the focus of his disappointed and fiercely protective mother's life. Their tender, devoted and intense bond comes under strain when Paul falls in love with Miriam Leivers, a local girl his mother disapprov... read more
HarperCollins is proud to present its range of best-loved, essential classics. 'Where, you tend a rose, my lad, a thistle cannot grow.' After the sudden death of her wealthy parents, spoilt Mary Lennox is sent from India to live with her uncle in the austere Misselthwaite Manor ... read more
HarperCollins is proud to present its range of best-loved, essential classics. '"Come along, Toto," she said. "We will go to the Emerald City and ask the Great Oz how to get back to Kansas again."' Swept away from her home in Kansas by a tornado, Dorothy and her dog Tot... read more
With the androgynous hero - Eudoxia/Eddie/Eadith Twyborn - and through his search for identity, for self-affirmation and love in its many forms, this title takes us into the ambiguous landscapes, sexual, psychological and spiritual, of the human condition.
HarperCollins is proud to present its range of best-loved, essential classics. Alice laughed. 'There's no use trying,' she said: 'one can't believe impossible things.' 'I dare say you haven't had much practice,' said the Queen. 'When I was your age I always did it for hal... read more
|Author:||Ali Cobby Eckermann|
Ruby Moonlight, a novel of the impact of colonisation in mid north South Australia around 1880. The main character, Ruby, refugee of a massacre, shelters in the woods where she befriends an Irishman trapper. The poems convey... read more
'You're stale, tired of having to be tough. You want a change. You've seen too much death' In Fleming's seventh "007" novel, a private assignment sets Bond on the trail of a criminal mastermind - Auric Goldfinger. But greed and power have created a deadly opponent who will stop at nothing to get what he wants.
In 1945 Sheila and Bridie were freed from a Japanese POW camp. Now after a half-century separation, the filming of a TV documentary forces them to relive the past. Woven into their fifty years of separation are a shoe-horn and the threads of loyalty and love which form their 'uncommon bond' (2 acts, 2 women).
|Series:||Wordsworth Library Collection|
Jacob Grimm (1785-1863) and his brother Wilhelm (1786-1859) were philologists and folklorists. The brothers rediscovered a host of fairy tales, telling of princes and princesses in their castles, witches in their towers and forests, of giants and dwarfs, of fabulous... read more
|Series:||Word Cloud Classics|
A timeless classic, Jane Austen's Northanger Abbey is both a coming-of-age story and a parody of the Gothic novels of the nineteenth century. Catherine Morland is destined to be the heroine of her own life story as she navigates friendships and romantic relatio... read more