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Aussie Bush Poet (2017)
John Bamford
ISBN: 9781925367799
$19.99

When you think of the Australian outback you’re greeted with the warmth of red sand underfoot, the low murmur of cicadas in the summer with the belly laugh of the kookaburra. Aussie Bush Poet is a collection of poems from someone who has long gone walkabout in the bush. John Bamford mixes vivid and emotional life experiences and stories with the rich and truly unforgettable Australian landscape. BACK TO TOP

An Eye for an Eye (2016)
Arthur Klepfisz
ISBN: 9781925367713
$24.99

When doctor Andrew Wright is subjected to major stress at the hands of a supposedly-corrupt police officer – who is also involved in the suspicious death of a disadvantaged Vietnamese refugee – he develops an obsessive thirst for revenge. This creates a destructive force damaging the doctor’s moral values, his marriage and his ability to function as a husband, father and doctor. BACK TO TOP


Screen Shot 2016-05-20 at 2.18.24 PMAussie Dog Stories (2016, Ed. 3)
Paul Bugeja
ISBN: 9781922175380
$24.99

A fascinating look at both famous and not-so-famous dogs from down under. There’s the ‘Red Dog’, celebrated in a movie in 2011, and ‘Bob the Railway Dog’, which has a best-selling book written about him. There are assistance animals and guide dogs, war heroes and everyday ones, dogs that save lives and dogs whose lives are saved. All loyal, loving, brave in their ways and with doggy hearts of gold. | BACK TO TOP

 

 

cover - australia's fascinating birdsAustralia’s Fascinating Birds (2016)
Don Goodsir OAM
Illustrated by Tony Oliver & Nicola Oram
ISBN: 9781925367485
$26.99

Fascinating Australian Birds looks at both better-known and special interest birds. Many which are likely to be seen where Australians live and travel. It features beautiful full colour illustrations and handy facts about each bird’s habitat, nesting habits and activities. Australia’s birds are fascinating, lively, colourful creatures that can be encountered almost everywhere. | BACK TO TOP

 

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Arthur Wheen World War I Hero (2015)
John Ramsland
ISBN: 9781922175694
Arthur Wheen was the most daring, resourceful signaller in the 1st AIF. His extraordinary exploits in the epic Battles of Fromelles, Polygon Wood, Villers-Bretonneux and Poronne are told as well as his subsequent career as a Rhodes Scholar. In the midst of the horrors of Fromelles, Wheen showed conspicuous bravery in laying and repairing telephone lines under extremely heavy fire across No Man’s Land where there was indescribable loss of life. | BACK TO TOP

 

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Screen Shot 2016-05-20 at 2.24.22 PMBirdaylia (2015)
Anne Randles
ISBN: 9781922175816
$19.99

A poetic story developed for each character which explains the reason for their evolvement. Each bird has a purpose and a love of life no matter how unusual their features. From Bollywooloom to Wil, Wal, Wen, they are arranged in alphabetical order and their names require careful perusal and pronunciation.
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buddhasBuddhas, Bombs and the Babu (2015)
Kerry Tolson
ISBN: 9780909608163
$24.99

To save the rocky relationships of her family, Kerry convinces her work-obsessed husband Mal into taking a family holiday – wandering around Nepal is just what they need. Kerry books nothing, plans little and anticipates a gentle ‘hippy-trail’ ramble. Instead, the family find themselves in a land imploding upon itself and are caught in the midst of bombs, croc-infested waters and a kidnapping. | BACK TO TOP

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Christina (2016)
Joyce Munnich
From Denmark to Australia – A young woman’s tale of migration
IBSN: 9781925367218
$26.99

When Christina Skov is eight years old she leaves her Danish homeland to sail across the great oceans of the world to Australia. The year is 1871 and the Queensland Government is providing free passage for families willing to take up land and help develop the Colony. Life in their new country is hard for the Skov family but Christina learns to cope with the hardships that come their way. | BACK TO TOP


A Common Sense Guide to Aged Care (2017)
Deborah Smith 
ISBN: 9781925367690
$24.99

This book is designed to help people make an informed and balanced decision on how to best care for their loved ones when they are ageing or dealing with dementia. It provides detailed practical advice on how to make a home a suitable and safe place to live. Through check-lists and questionnaires, this book answers some of the important questions that arise when assessing a person’s need for care and ease some of the guilt that might be associated with making those decisions. | BACK TO TOP

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Dance Demons (2016)
Juliet Sampson
Love, loss and the rhythm of the soul
ISBN: 9781925367263
$19.99

When Stephanie’s boyfriend is tragically killed in a car accident on the night of her 17th birthday, her once colourful life is thrown into utter chaos… but is there more to the story than she has been led to believe? In search of a distraction, Stephanie soon finds comfort in dance – but will it lead her down a path of destruction or will it give her answers she is searching for? | BACK TO TOP

 

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Written by Heather Miller, Illustrated by Janet Davies
ISBN: 9781922175687
$26.99

David and his pet mouse, Jack, were visiting Granny and Grandpa when heavy rains flooded the farm. As the water subsides Grace is left stuck in a tall tree. Would the animals rescue her? And how? They soon realise that it is natural to look after one another. David and Jack lead the animals in the construction of the biggest, fastest and most beautiful slide in the whole world. | BACK TO TOP


Drover’s Daughter (2017)
Written by Patsy Kemp
ISBN:
9781925367751
$24.99

Drovers hold an iconic place in our Australian identity, due to the courage and perseverance needed to transport cattle and sheep hundreds of kilometres through rural and outback areas. But what of the women and children who travelled with them? | BACK TO TOP

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Written by Harvey Cleggett
ISBN: 9781925367553
$24.99
Note Printing Australia has been breached, crashing a wrecking ball through the belief the building is impregnable. Detectives Michael Ballard and John Henderson have collared some of the gang while recovering a sizeable portion of money stolen, But the ringleaders remain at large. The ongoing hunt takes the street hardened cops into the dark world of bikie gangs and illegal guns, overseen by Russian mafia style criminals linked to the Russian Embassy and beyond. ‘End Game’ takes up where Harvey Cleggett’s second novel ‘The Heist’ left off, turbo-charging the readers’ adrenalin rush. | BACK TO TOP

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Fabulous Phil (2017)
Matt Watson
ISBN: 9781925367850
$34.99
An explosive biography about footballer Phil Carman. A brilliant footballer of unparalleled athleticism capable of tearing a game apart who, despite his talent, tore his own career apart…
‘Fabulous Phil’, as he was dubbed by Lou Richards, was at the centre of the biggest interstate war ever seen in the VFL as Collingwood (Vic) and Norwood (SA) battled for him. But the brilliance was punctuated by trouble. Former players, coaches, umpires and Carman himself give insight into what went right – and what went so very wrong. |  BACK TO TOP

Screen Shot 2016-05-27 at 1.55.29 PMThe Five Principles of Spiritual Reality (2013)
Paul Guggenheimer
ISBN: 9781922175137
$19.99

A deeply profound and original work about the fundamental questions that have nagged humankind since the beginning of time. ‘Who am I?’ and  ‘Why am I here?’ Paul Guggenheimer invites us to look within and recognise all that we truly are; to acknowledge our link to divinity and allow our true self to shine through. A fascinating and immensely readable book, this is book that will change people’s lives. | BACK TO TOP

 

Flying Into Danger (2016)
John Ramsland
ISBN: 9781925367683
$26.99

During the 1950s Paul Brickhill, an Australian fighter pilot, prisoner of war and author wrote, without a doubt, the best iconic stories of the RAF in wartime Europe – all tour-de-force books based on brilliant research which today remain unfaded. Most are still in print. Paul Brickhill may have been forgotten, but not his books and not the classical feature film versions derived from them. BACK TO TOP

 

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Joyce Munnich
ISBN: 9781922175908
$24.99

An historical novel covering the intertwined lives of three generations of a pastoral family and an Aborigine tribe. Through the years 1855-1919, the struggles to co-exist continue – the white people striving to prosper in spite of on going difficulties, the black people wanting only to hold on to a way of life that has been theirs for thousands of years. | BACK TO TOP

 

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Bill Robertson
ISBN: 9781925367126
$24.99

Highly respected by his SASR unit, Fox is sent to the UK for special training and there connects with members of his white father’s family for the first time. A passionate affair with a member of the English aristocracy results in his jailing for alleged rape.  Fox swears revenge. As a consequence, he meets a vicious Melbourne bikie gang involved in drugs, gun running and dog fighting, a gang which also harbours Caroline’s killer. | BACK TO TOP

 

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Screen Shot 2016-05-20 at 2.33.28 PMThe Hanging of Mary Ann (2014)
Angela Badger
ISBN: 9781922175526
$24.99

A novel of historical fiction based on the true story of Mary Ann whose case is said to have brought about the Married Women’s Property Act. Mary Ann is accused of her lying husband’s murder and is sentenced to hang. But what will happen when the authorities discover she is in fact pregant? Her real crime through all this is being born a woman in a man’s world. | BACK TO TOP

 

 

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Hidden Enemies (2015)
Steve Reilly
ISBN: 9781925367010
$24.99

Camille, a fourteen-year-old witch, watches as her mother is burned at the stake. She flees, chased by Xavier, a member of The Society. When Camille finds the auch, Aiyu, he takes her into the mountains for protection. Xavier follows and finds the entrance to the high country. The Society plan to have King Leopold attack and destroy the auchs, but Leopold misreads the information. | BACK TO TOP

 

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The Hopes of Kings (2016)
Steve Reilly
ISBN: 9781925367607
$24.99

Xavier is not satisfied with simply being king of Arenia – He has a dream but The Society want him to turn his attentions north, to the auchs before they become a threat. Meanwhile Camille decides to return with Aiyu to Konungssonur to unite the witches and aid her friends as they prepare for a war they do not want. This peaceful nation must take up weapons in support of Hirith, their new, though reluctant king.
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Screen Shot 2016-05-27 at 12.14.53 PMIt Happened Tomorrow (2014)
Stefan Raicu
$24.99
IBSN: 9781922175618

A mystery drama set in communist Romania in the 1970s (spin off from In Time Forever). The novel portrays life, love and death during the autocratic regime of Comrade Nicolae Ceausescu under the strict control of the feared secret police better known within the Eastern Bloc as the infamous Securitate. Set at a thrilling pace throughout, the novel entwines aspects of extravagant lifestyles of the communist aristocracy. | BACK TO TOP

 

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Kings, Queens and the Sordid
In-between (2016)

Stefan Raicu
$24.99
IBSN: 9781925367591
The book contains a number of illustrative instances selected from royal families from around the world, all viewed from the mischievous perspective of an ordinary bloke.
The tales are portrayed in a satirical manner and the depiction of the particular cases is focused on the more “spicy” aspects of the happenings rather than on the historical importance of the events. | BACK TO TOP

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Laughing at cancer (2017)
Ros Ben-Moshe
ISBN: 9781925367843
$24.99
Laughing at Cancer is a unique book. Most books about cancer are Q&A’s, outline the latest scientific research advances, are from a “what to expect” orientation, or in some instances are from a comedic perspective on someone’s personal experience. This book, whilst infused with humour, hope and inspiration also includes some scientific evidence, making the content factually rigorous. Laughing at Cancer aims to empower readers and provide strategies to enhance resilience – a factor often diminished by ill health. BACK TO TOP

 

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Lexie London (2016)
& the Mystery of the Queen’s Diary
Sue Ogilvie
ISBN: 9781925367423
$15.99
One day, the librarian at Magpie Creek Primary lets Lexie’s class in on a huge secret …Many years ago, when visiting this school, the Queen of England lost her personal diary – and now she wants 5MF to find it!
Detective Lexie is determined to get to the bottom of it all. The reward? A trip to England to personally return the diary to the Queen herself.
With the help of her friends, Lexie embarks on an epic and colourful adventure. Will Lexie London crack the case and find the missing diary? | BACK TO TOP

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Screen Shot 2016-05-20 at 2.03.13 PMMemoirs of Galina (2016)
Galina Kuchina
ISBN: 9781925367225
$24.99

Memoirs of Galina follows the true story of Galina Kuchina and her family. Originally from Russia, the family leave their home for China in search of a better life. The family endure a difficult time under Japanese occupation in China and live under Soviet rule. However, even during the most difficult times the young still studied, worked, fell in love and got married. Galina and her family soon migrate to Australia. | BACK TO TOP

 

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(2016, Ed. 2)

Ian Gawler
ISBN: 9781925367256
$24.99

Ian Gawler was given 2 to 3 weeks to live. Despite having his leg amputated, he was coughing up blood and pieces of bone as the cancer had manifested in his chest. That was in 1975. Ian has since become Australia’s most well known cancer survivor. The Mind that Changes Everything details specific meditation techniques to assist you in meditation and awareness. | BACK TO TOP

 

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Miracles of Mercy & Grace (2016)
Jean Barnes
ISBN: 9781925367546
$24.99
When a thought comes to mind, the words flow.
Inspired by faith, Miracles of Mercy & Grace is a calming and uplifting remedy for the soul. A Christian of forty years, Jean Barnes feels blessed to have been given a strong faith in the Word of God. Carefully crafted words focus on the beauty of nature and sing praise of His glorious grace. | BACK TO TOP

 

Screen Shot 2016-05-27 at 1.18.39 PMMore Sayings of the Buddha and other Masters (2015, Ed. 12)
Mark Zocchi
IBSN: 9781922036032
$15.99

More Sayings of the Buddha and other Masters is a great collection of inspiring quotes and sayings from spiritual masters of the world.Bring joy, be inspired or find your divinity while flicking through and absorbing the words of wisdom that these great masters have to offer. Quotes, sayings and insights are complimented by watercolour illustrations. | BACK TO TOP

 

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James Maclean 
IBSN: 
9781925367270
$24.99

With year 12 in the rear view mirror, Floyd decides to throw a party for his graduating class. Hard liquor, inexperience and a testosterone-fueled peer group are seldom a good mix. What seems funny at the time isn’t always funny in the morning and a court case suddenly looms on the horizon. The boys find themselves scrambling; all for one and one for all.  Well, maybe not this time.
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Screen Shot 2016-05-27 at 1.20.16 PMMurder of a Messenger (2015)
Robin Grow
ISBN: 9781922175915
$24.99

It was the crime that shocked Melbourne in 1936. An armed robbery of a teenage government messenger and the brutal murder of his elderly unarmed escort. Three known criminals were accused and tried four times but the prosecution and the police could never positively prove their guilt. A close and personal look Melbourne’s violent underworld in the 1930s. | BACK TO TOP

 

museum of my mindMuseum of my Mind (2016)
Andrew Baines
ISBN: 9781925367171
$17.99

A full colour photography book by successful surrealist artist, Andrew Baines. The images & quotes featured in Museum of My Mind mirror Andrew’s long held beliefs – never conform to a servile way of life. |  BACK TO TOP

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frontcoverThe News Man (2016)
Mal Walden
ISBN: 9781925367492
$34.99

‘You’ll never be journalist’s bootlace!’
From a career starting in country Victoria radio, and finally made the shift to television as news anchor for channels 7 and 10. Each year he maintained a journal in which he recorded his many serendipitous and life-changing moments. These memories form a record – not only of his life as a newsman – but of the evolution of television news as a whole. | BACK TO TOP

 

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Hazel Edwards
ISBN: 9871925367232
$19.99

A candid memoir of the realistic process of the process of creativity, via anecdotes. ‘Anecdultery’ is a Hazel original term for story. The author shares the humour of a diverse workstyle and family life behind the beloved characters like the cake-eating hippo. Hazel’s memoir tackles myths that writing for children is easier or of less significance. | BACK TO TOP

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Ian Ferguson
ISBN: 9781925367058
$24.99

Outback Stories – Tracks Further Out explores the lives of outback Australians who shaped the cultural, political and artistic landscape. From Burke and Wills’ disastrous expedition across the continent to Eddie Mabo’s historic land rights claim; from John Bradley Murdoch’s chilling murders to horrific croc attacks in far North Queensland; from the studios Pro Hart and Sidney Nolan to the singing careers of Archie Roach and Ruby Hunter. |  BACK TO TOP

 

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Pavlova & Pappadums (2016)
Nitasha Thomson
ISBN: 9781925367478
$24.99

This is a collection of eight short stories that illuminate the diverse nuances of life as an immigrant in modern day Australia.The author is a woman of Indian origin who has lived in this country for over thirty years.
Attempting to present a snapshot of life in Australia with its unique challenges, joys and opportunities. Some issues covered include diet, relationships, parenting, attitudes to ageing and dual identity. |  BACK TO TOP

 

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Harvey Cleggett
ISBN: 9781925367133
$24.99

Homicide Detective Inspector Michael Ballard is vigorously resisting retirement; not wishing to walk away from continuing to serve society by investigating and solving complex criminal cases.The brutal murder of a factory owner has him and his partner applying their ‘old school’ policing skills to hunt down the killer.But while Ballard is hunting the killer – is the killer hunting him? |  BACK TO TOP

 

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The Railway Dog
The true story of an Australian outback
dog (2015)

Olwyn M Parker
ISBN:
9781925367461
$24.99
Set amidst South Australia’s beautiful but isolated mid-north, The Railway Dog tells the true story of Bob, a scruffy brown stray, bought on impulse by a local railway man as a gift for his wife – and setting in motion the beginnings of a legend…Recognised near and far for his cheery bark, waving tail, and devotion to train travel – Bob quickly became a beloved member of the tight knit railway community. | BACK TO TOP

 

 

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Janette Murray-Wakelin
ISBN: 9781922175779
$24.99

At 52 Ariena feels there is a lot in her life to be thankful for: her loving husband and family, her beautiful grandson her good health, until… overnight all this changes. A lump in her breast is diagnosed as a highly aggressive form of breast cancer and she is given 6 months to live. After the initial shock, Ariena questions the logic of the choices the medical profession is offering her and decides to take matters into her own hands. | BACK TO TOP

 

Screen Shot 2016-05-18 at 3.19.30 PMThe Red ’65 (2016)
Grant Peake
ISBN: 9781925367157
$24.99
Aussie child star, Billy Parsons, on contract with Universal Studios, goes missing in 1965 in Hollywood. Last seen walking alone down North Beaumont, the child vanishes without trace. One witness, Mrs Marjorie Femmer, claims to have spoken to Billy on the fateful day, but no one else saw the child. No further investigation is done by the police, and the case is conveniently filed away. Fifty years later, the case is strangely reopened by the Los Angeles Police Department. | BACK TO TOP

 

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Janette Murray-Wakelin
ISBN: 9781922175588
$26.99

To inspire and motivate conscious lifestyle choices, to promote kindness and compassion for all living beings and to raise environmental awareness for a sustainable future, veteran raw vegan runner Janette Murray-Wakelin and Alan Murray ran around Australia, 15,782km, 366 marathons each in 366 days. | BACK TO TOP

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Screen Shot 2016-05-27 at 1.29.21 PMSeize the Day (2015)
Jack Harris
ISBN: 9781922175717
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$24.99

A suspenseful story of considerable scope by a prize winning novelist. Harris writes with nostalgia of his youth, of pride in his army service in Japan and with exhilaration about the pursuit of the defeated North Korean Army late in 1950. Wounded that year, Harris returned to Australia where he later studied Chinese. He was posted back to Korea in 1953 and placed in charge of a group of linecrossing South Koreans. On his discharge Harris joined ASIO. | BACK TO TOP

 

Serpent Song (2017)
Toni Grant
ISBN:9781925367805
$24.99

When organised crime detective Francesca Salucci starts investigating the death of a biker, she comes across shady drug deals and internal power struggles within Australia’s various crime gangs. The trail she uncovers leads her from Sydney to Rome all the way to a small town in the Italian riviera.
An action-packed thriller that tells a story of love, greed, betrayal and moral conflict. BACK TO TOP

 

 

southpawThe Southpaw, the Diva & the Diggers (2016)
Peter Fenton
Australia’s Forgotten War Heroes
ISBN: 9781925367102
$24.99

During WWII Australia’s sports lovers were denied access to national and international sport. The popularity of racing and prize fighting during this time was amazing. Two of the most admired sports heroes were a dynamic southpaw boxer and a diva named Flight. This is their story, acted out in front of the Diggers, so many of whom were not only great soldiers but likeable larrikins. | BACK TO TOP

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Tilly Tales CoverTilly Tales (2011)
Venetia George-Lafazanis
ISBN: 9781921596780
$15.99

Get ready for magical adventures with Tilly the fairymermaid! She can swim in the ocean, walk on land and fly in the sky. Follow Tilly and her friends as they embark on travels to Australia, Greece and Neroland, where they encounter friendly animals, a mean old king and a mini wizard! | BACK TO TOP

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The Unseen Witness (2016)
Grant Peake
ISBN: 9781925367584
$24.99

Shortly after the suspicious death of his best friend, a mysterious note appears on desk of Private Investigator Paul O’Shea. Desperate to get to the bottom of things, O’Shea and his secretary, Donna Weston, decide to take the law into their own hands. The pair soon find themselves in the midst of a series of disturbing killings. Narcissism and power colour the narrative, while an assortment of quirky characters bring life and reason to the novel. BACK TO TOP

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Screen Shot 2016-05-27 at 1.22.13 PMThe Vine Bleeds (2015)
J.M. Yates
ISBN: 9780909608156
$24.99

Set in Melbourne and based on a true story, The Vine Bleeds spans fifty years from the 1940s. The trauma of domestic violence, experienced during Jenny and David’s childhood, impacts the life choices both siblings make. David follows in his father’s footsteps and Jenny enters a dysfunctional marriage. Inspired by true events, it illustrates what happens is not as important as what we do about it. It highlights Jenny’s strength and spirit and her inner journey while coming to terms with her past. | BACK TO TOP

 

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Screen Shot 2016-05-27 at 1.33.23 PMWars That Never End (2015)
Ian Ferguson
ISBN: 9781922175823
$24.99

Over 100 Australians who served in Afghanistan have committed suicide since returning to civilian life. Partners and family members also suffer, in their shared lives with emotionally scarred war veterans. Ex-service personnel and affected relatives provided author Ian Ferguson with fascinating first-hand information.Their confronting recollections surfaced in personal interviews, and sometimes in Diggers’ letters and diary entries from front line battle fields. | BACK TO TOP

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