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The point is I fell in love with words - the power of words. What words could actually do to a person.
It was a philosophy I'd had since I was seven and that was, that somebody has to do it and it might as well be me. And to never to do anything boring.
Everything about it was right; the sky was high, the land and people felt familiar. From day one I felt like an Australian...
When I sat down I started writing about what I knew. I'd had to pull myself up by the bootstraps so I believe in the capacity of every human being to triumph and to achieve anything."
Born and raised in a poor, working-class family in Toronto, Jack Spayd is the son of an unhappy marriage. But when he is given a harmonica...More +
Enter a dark and dangerous world ...Simon Koo is an ambitious Australian-born Chinese young man who goes to Singapore in the mid-sixties to work for Samuel Oswald Wing, an advertising agency.More +
The Persimmon Tree is a symbol of life, a heartwood that will outlast everything man can make...More +
Moving between the exotic Pacific Islands, Japan and Australia, over several decades, Fishing for Stars is an epic drama of adventure, ambition and unconventional love ...More +
First with your head and then with your heart... So says Hoppie Groenwald, boxing champion, to a seven-year-old boy who dreams of being the welterweight champion of the world.More +
Tandia sat waiting anxiously for the fight to begin between the man she loved the most and the man she hated the most in the world.More +
The time is 1939. White South Africa is a deeply divided nation with many of the Afrikaner people fanatically opposed to the English.More +
Beautifully packaged with striking watercolour illustrations by Stephen Fearnley, The Night Country is a fable for all ages – a powerful account of the strength that lives within us all.More +
Born in a South Africa divided by racism and hatred, little six-year-old Peekay learns that small can beat big. Armed with this knowledge, he resolves to take on the injustices of his country, and sets his heart on becoming the welterweight champion of the world.More +
Jessica is based on the inspiring true story of a young girl's fight for justice against tremendous odds.More +
Danny Dunn has everything going for him: brain, looks, sporting ability - and an easy charm. His parents run The Hero, a neighbourhood pub, and Danny is a local hero.More +
'I am Sylvia Honeyeater; I think myself born around 1196, and this is the story of my life.'More +
In the end, love is more important than everything and it will conquer and overcome anything. Or that's how Damon saw it, anyway. Damon wanted a book that talked a lot about love.More +
A Recipe for Dreaming is a little treasure of wise words and beautiful images.More +
A Vietnam Vet returns to an Australia that regards him as a mercenary guilty of war crimes.More +
Brother Fish is an inspiring human drama of three lives brought together and changed forever by the extraordinary events of recent history.More +