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Cry Of The Curlew

Author : Peter Watt
ISBN : 1742613454
Genre : Fiction
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Confronting, graphic and erotic, this is riveting novel of Australia's brutal past from master storyteller Peter Watt. It is the tale of two families, the Macintoshes and the Duffy's, who are locked in a deadly battle from the moment squatter Donald Macintosh commits an act of barbarity on his Queensland property.
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Cry Of The Curlew

Author : Moorabool Writers' Craft
ISBN : 0646808176
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Moorabool Writers' Craft Anthology 2019. Writings from the writers in the Moorabool Shire of Victoria Australia.
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Cry Of The Curlew The Frontier Series 1

Author : Peter Watt
ISBN : 9781742629285
Genre : Fiction
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The first bestselling novel in the compelling Duffy and Macintosh series, depicting our turbulent history as never before. "The home grown version of Wilbur Smith" The Sunday Age A stark and vivid novel of Australia's brutal past. An epic tale of two families, the Macintoshes and the Duffys, who are locked in a deadly battle from the moment squatter Donald Macintosh commits an act of barbarity on his Queensland property. Their paths cross in love, death and revenge as both families fight to tame the wild frontier of Australia's north country. PRAISE FOR THE SERIES "A rousing and revealing yarn" Weekend Australian "the historical detail brings the ... 19th century to rip-roaring life" The Australian "Watt's fans love his work for its history, adventure and storytelling" Brisbane News
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Cry Of The Curlew

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ISBN : 0646986252
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Cry of the Curlew is a poetry collection anchored in and around Pinchgut Creek on Wiradjuri country. Allis Hamilton fetched poems from the wings of birds, wrestled words from the mouth of the wind, notated movement of the grasses into verse that will lead you to the hills of her home.
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Cry Of The Curlew

Author : Kathy Farmer
ISBN : 9781496975164
Genre : Fiction
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A harsh decision made by Sarah’s parents had to be lived out, until her world is turned upside down by a phone call bringing a secret from her past into the present. Her life and the life of her family are changed for ever. This intriguing story of romance, set against the background of the hills and sheep-farming communities in the border country between Shropshire and North Wales, tells vividly of the tensions of rejection, lost love, and the taboos of forbidden love.
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Cry Of The Curlew And Other Stories

Author : Mary Angland
ISBN : 1797034987
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'I stumble around the creamery bend, breath and heart jostling in my chest. In front of me,our narrow little road spreads away in a jumble of jumping shadows and dancing light. I seethe road outside my gate and my breath strangles in my throat. Then, I stumble on again.'In this eclectic collection of short stories, the reader is presented with the many faces ofhumanity. We meet a heartbroken woman returning to the coastal village where she oncefound happiness. A lonely man recalls a wasted life while another is handed a secondchance at atonement. An elderly woman in Australia dreamily recalls her idyllic childhood ina small Irish village, while a deadly threat is closing in on another village community,threatening its very existence.Award winning writer, Mary Angland, writes with wit and humour on an ageing criminal'sdoomed attempt at a grand theft, of a child's devotion to her mother and of young mendetermined to give their all for freedom. The reader is drawn into the world of these imperfect characters whose lives are played outagainst the backdrop of small rural Irish villages, war torn London, a quiet sun filled room inAustralia and a Nottingham Nursing Home.
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To Touch The Clouds The Frontier

Author : Peter Watt
ISBN : 1741987687
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The fifth novel in the compelling Duffy and Macintosh series. "The home grown version of Wilbur Smith" The Sunday Age "They had all forgotten the curse... Except one... Until it touched them. I will tell you of those times when the whitefella touched the clouds and lightning came down on the earth for many years." In 1914, the storm clouds of war are gathering. Matthew Duffy and his cousin Alexander Macintosh are sent by Colonel Patrick Duffy to conduct reconnaissance on German-controlled New Guinea. At the same time, Alexander's sister, Fenella, is making a name for herself in the burgeoning Australian film industry. But someone close to them has an agenda of his own - someone who would betray not only his family but his country to satisfy his greed and lust for power. As the world teeters on the brink of conflict, one family is plunged into a nightmare of murder, drugs, treachery and treason. To Touch the Clouds is a powerful continuation of Peter Watt's much-loved saga of the Duffy and Macintosh clan, begun in The Cry of the Curlew. PRAISE FOR THE SERIES "A rousing and revealing yarn" Weekend Australian "the historical detail brings the ... 19th century to rip-roaring life" The Australian "Watt's fans love his work for its history, adventure and storytelling" Brisbane News
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The Curlew S Cry

Author : Mildred Walker
ISBN : 0803297572
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The story of three decades in the life of Pamela Lacey and a Montana town, The Curlew's Cry spans World War I, the Great Depression, and the influenza epidemic of 1917, as it renders "a quietly told, honestly plotted story filled with careful details and with good descriptions of various aspects of life in the West" (Harriette Arnow, Saturday Review).
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Shadow Of The Osprey The Frontier

Author : Peter Watt
ISBN : 9781742629254
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The second bestselling novel in the compelling Duffy and Macintosh series, following on from Cry of the Curlew. "The home grown version of Wilbur Smith" The Sunday Age A riveting tale of love, death and revenge. Soldier of fortune Michael Duffy returns to colonial Sydney on a covert mission and with old scores to settle, still enraged by a bitter feud between his family and the ruthless Macintoshes. The Palmer River gold rush lures American prospector Luke Tracy back to Australia's rugged north country in his elusive search for riches and the great passion of his life, Kate O'Keefe. From the boardrooms and backstreets of Sydney to the hazardous waters of the Coral Sea, the sequel to Cry of Curlew confirms the exceptional talent of master storyteller Peter Watt. PRAISE FOR THE SERIES "A rousing and revealing yarn" Weekend Australian "the historical detail brings the ... 19th century to rip-roaring life" The Australian "Watt's fans love his work for its history, adventure and storytelling" Brisbane News
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To Ride The Wind

Author : Peter Watt
ISBN : 0330404156
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In 1916, the Duffys and Macintoshes are entangled in the horrors of World War I. From the deserts of the Middle East to the trenches of Europe, the hand of death is always present. But even those left behind are not safe, for the most dangerous of enemies is not the Germans or the Turks, but someone much closer to home.
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I Heard The Curlew Cry

Author : Oonagh Rodgers
ISBN : 9781525507021
Genre : Biography & Autobiography
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Have you ever asked yourself; Who am I? Where is my life going? Is there a purpose and meaning to it all? The answers are often hidden in plain sight, within the fabric of our own individual journey. I HEARD THE CURLEW CRY is the story of one woman's spiritual odyssey in pursuit of these answers. The journey is fraught with dangers and suffering, but is also shot through with courage,wisdom and an irrepressible sense of humour. As the story unfolds, she must let go of what has defined her for many years - her convent community, her Catholicism, her country. Not just a record of events, this is a story of healing and what it means to become an artist rather than a victim of life's events. In a world struggling with fear and loss of meaning, this book offers a message of hope and a creative perspective on the evolving soul journey we all must take.
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Encyclop Dia Of Superstitions Folklore And The Occult Sciences Of The World

Author : Cora Linn Daniels
ISBN : 1410209156
Genre : Body, Mind & Spirit
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Originally published in 1903, this is an excellent source for an historical perspective on superstitions and folklore. Hundreds of entries are arranged alphabetically within broad subject categories. The original subtitle reads: "A comprehensive library of human belief and practice in the mysteries of life through more than six thousand years of experience and progress including the fundamental intuitions and instincts underlying the structure of civilization, theology, mythology, demonology, magic, witchcraft, esoteric philosophy, signs, omens, oracles, sorceries, auguries, divinations, prophecies, methods and means employed in revealing fortune and fate, systems and formulas for the use of psychical forces, hypnotism, clairvoyance, telepathy, spiritualism, character reading and character building with all the known powers and wonders of mind and soul, illustrated with numerous ancient and modern designs and thoroughly indexed."
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To Chase The Storm The Frontier

Author : Peter Watt
ISBN : 1742624030
Genre : Fiction
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The fourth novel in the compelling Duffy and Macintosh series. "The home grown version of Wilbur Smith" The Sunday Age When Major Patrick Duffy's beautiful wife Catherine leaves him for another, he is propelled out of the Sydney Macintosh home and into yet another bloody war. However the battlefields of Africa, fighting the Boers, bring him in contact with one he thought long dead and lost to him. Back in Australia, the mysterious Michael O'Flynn mentors Patrick's youngest son, Alex, and takes him on a journey to the Queensland property, Glen View. But will the terrible curse that has inextricably linked the Duffys and Macintoshes for generations ensure that no true happiness can ever come to them? Through the dawn of a new century in a now federated nation, To Chase the Storm charts an explosive tale of love and loss, from South Africa to Palestine, from Townsville to the green hills of Ireland. PRAISE FOR THE SERIES "A rousing and revealing yarn" Weekend Australian "the historical detail brings the ... 19th century to rip-roaring life" The Australian "Watt's fans love his work for its history, adventure and storytelling" Brisbane News
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The Stone Dragon

Author : Peter Watt
ISBN : 9781742624792
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It is the turn of the 20th century - an era of tumultuous change. What is it that draws Tung Chi, a former Shaolin priest in the service of the Chinese emperor, to the Australian colony of Queensland? This mystery ensnares local businessman John Wong, who fears for his daughter, living across the world in Peking at a time when a revolutionary force known as the Boxers is on the rise. Together Tung and John, with his son, Andrew, embark on a dangerous journey that will lead them into a conflict in which everything is at stake, but allegiances uncertain. The sleeping dragon of China is awakening... From the tropics of Queensland to the heart of the Chinese empire, The Stone Dragon is a gripping tale of rebellion, survival and the powerful influence of loyalty and love.
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Chin Up

Author : Wendy Willett
ISBN : 9781499015997
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After surviving a jet boat accident that takes her parents, eight-year-old Francine is sent away from all she knows to her great-aunt Bronwyn on a Queensland island. Bronwyn’s mind is fogging with Alzheimers and her writing career and the freedom of them both is threatened by the disease. Francine dreads ending up in State care so, with secrecy paramount, she must rely on her own resources to keep them both safe. Difficulties multiply over the years but it’s a storm that starts her slide into a black hole. How can she wrench her ultimate quest for a family life from the clutches of disaster? Tragedy also strikes Francine’s friends the Hohepas, and the future of them all hinges on how this young girl rises to her challenges.
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Flight Of The Eagle The Frontier

Author : Peter Watt
ISBN : 9781742629223
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The third novel in the compelling Duffy and Macintosh series. "The home grown version of Wilbur Smith" The Sunday Age A deadly family curse holds two families in its powerful grip. Captain Patrick Duffy's passions are inflamed by the mysterious Irishwoman Catherine Fitzgerald, further pitting him against his father, Michael Duffy, and his adoring but scheming grandmother, Lady Enid Macintosh. On the rugged Queensland frontier, Native Mounted Police trooper Peter Duffy is torn between his loyal bond with Gordon James, the love of his sister, Sarah, and the blood of his mother's people, the Nerambura tribe. Two men, the women who love them and a dreadful curse that still inextricably links the lives of the Macintoshes and the Duffys culminate in a stunning addition to the series featuring Cry of the Curlew and Shadow of the Osprey. PRAISE FOR THE SERIES "A rousing and revealing yarn" Weekend Australian "the historical detail brings the ... 19th century to rip-roaring life" The Australian "Watt's fans love his work for its history, adventure and storytelling" Brisbane News
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And Fire Falls

Author : Peter Watt
ISBN : 1743533152
Genre : Families
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It is 1942 and the war in the Pacific is on Australia's doorstep, changing the lives of the Duffy and Macintosh families as never before. In Sydney, siblings Donald and Sarah Macintosh battle for their father's approval, and control of his empire, while their cousin David fights the enemy across the continents.US Marine Pilot James Duffy defies his grandfather's wishes, and, a number of times, death, protecting Australian skies from the Japanese. Below, trapped in the jungles of Malaya, Diane Duffy is caught between saving the lives of hundreds of orphaned children, or that of her son. While Tom Duffy finds himself enlisting in yet another world war, his daughter Jessica narrowly escapes slaughter at a mission station, causing her to revoke her vows and follow in her father's footsteps. Nearly a century after the Aboriginal curse that forever tied these two families, and amidst the most devastating conflict in history, the Duffys and Macintoshes will find a way to endure... and perhaps even thrive.
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Wild Life

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Genre : Zoology
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Bring Me Home

Author : Alan Titchmarsh
ISBN : 9781444721713
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An enthralling family mystery from bestselling novelist and national treasure Alan Titchmarsh. It seems a perfect afternoon in the Highlands. Standing at the door of the lochside castle that has been his family's home for generations, Charlie Stuart welcomes his guests to the annual summer drinks party. Conversation, laughter and the clinking of glasses soon fill the air as friends and neighbours come together to toast the laird's happiness and prosperity. But Charlie sees the truth behind the façade: the sacrifices made to safeguard the estate; the devastating losses that have haunted him for decades; the guilt that lies at the heart of it all. And in a few hours, he knows, the perfect afternoon will come to an end. The past, with its dark secrets of love, death, loyalty and betrayal, is about to catch up with him. And it could finally tear his family apart . . . . READERS ARE LOVING BRING ME HOME: 'Such a beautiful story. Its a book I would definitely recommend, and also one I will never forget' - 5 STARS 'Alan you've done it again' - 5 STARS 'I thoroughly recommend it' - 5 STARS 'Well done Mr Titchmarsh - I'm looking forward to reading more of your books' - 5 STARS 'ANOTHER brilliant book by Titchmarsh' - 5 STARS
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Winter Solstice

Author : Rosamunde Pilcher
ISBN : 9780312277710
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In Winter Solstice Rosamunde Pilcher brings her readers into the lives of five very different people.... Elfrida Phipps, once of London's stage, moved to the English village of Dibton in hopes of making a new life for herself. Gradually she settled into the comfortable familiarity of village life -- shopkeepers knowing her tastes, neighbors calling her by name -- still she finds herself lonely. Oscar Blundell gave up his life as a musician in order to marry Gloria. They have a beautiful daughter, Francesca, and it is only because of their little girl that Oscar views his sacrificed career as worthwhile. Carrie returns from Austria at the end of an ill-fated affair with a married man to find her mother and aunt sharing a home and squabbling endlessly. With Christmas approaching, Carrie agrees to look after her aunt's awkward and quiet teenage daughter, Lucy, so that her mother might enjoy a romantic fling in America. Sam Howard is trying to pull his life back together after his wife has left him for another. He is without home and without roots, all he has is his job. Business takes him to northern Scotland, where he falls in love with the lush, craggy landscape and set his sights on a house. It is the strange rippling effects of a tragedy that will bring these five characters together in a large, neglected estate house near the Scottish fishing town of Creagan. It is in this house, on the shortest day of the year, that the lives of five people will come together and be forever changed. Rosamunde Pilcher's long-awaited return to the page will warm the hearts of readers both old and new. Winter Solstice is a novel of love, loyalty and rebirth.
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