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Ruth Park’s Sydney

Ruth Park’s Sydney

This is a completely revised edition of Ruth Park’s classic guide to Sydney, intended both for residents and visitors. It contains six maps and twenty-four pages of colour photographs.
Ruth Park was one of Australia’s most popular and loved authors. Read More

Midnight in Sicily

Midnight in Sicily

Peter Robb’s first book is a mixture of travel, history, culture and personal experience, based on the fifteen years he lived in southern Italy. It is the story of the mafia and its links to Italian politics, but it is much more. Read More

Summer at Mount Hope

Pride and Prejudice set in the Victorian wheat belt of the 1890s. Phoeba Crupp is a gal of inconveniently independent tendencies, to the concern of her mother and her sisters although not of her father, whose mind is on his vineyard – regarded with deep suspicion by the neighbouring graziers. Read More

He Died With a Felafel in His Hand

By 1996 John Birmingham had lived with 89 people and kept notes on all of them. In six weeks he cooked up this shared house memoir laced with a dash of fiction. The exact nature of the recipe remains a secret, but the result put food and drink on the young Birmingham’s table. Read More