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Series:Text Classics Ser.

It is the duty of a good child to let his parents know the second they turn into animals.Barbara Glover?s parents metamorphosed when she hit puberty, becoming bovine from the waist down. Fearful of her transformative powers, she tends diligently to them, keeping them like animals ... read more

A Dutiful Daughter
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 Aust Fiction

Series:Text Classics Ser.

" Ever since his early manhood, since his marriage, he had bought women; most had been bargains and most had made delivery at once. He never paid in advance: I got no time for futures in women'. New York, on the cusp of World War II. Robert Grant, a middle-... read more

A Little Tea, A Little Chat (text classic)
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 Aust Fiction

Series:Text Classics Ser.
Reading Level:very good

It was the end of an era; a year of 'outlandish happenings'; a time when everything seemed to change for Charlie Reeve, a daydreaming lad growing up in a small town on the Mornington Peninsula. His teacher and dad are giving him a hard time, his neighbour Squid k... read more

All The Green Year
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 Aust Fiction

Series:Text Classics Ser.
Awards:Winner of Miles Franklin Literary Award 1963.

Based on the childhood of Sumner Locke Elliot, this novel is set in the Great Depression. PB, an orphan, lives a secure working-class life in Sydney. That's all about to change, however, when his Aunt Vanessa arrives from London and scoops him up to raise him as her own child."

Careful, He Might Hear You - Text Classics
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 Aust Fiction

Series:Text Classics Ser.

I'm only telling you this to let you know what a silly thing it is to live like I do. What it was, I got sacked from my seventeenth job for fighting or gambling - I don't know which - and because I was hardly ever there. I was gambling all right, but someone called me a... read more

Chantic Bird:Text Classics
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Category:

 Aust Fiction

Series:Text Classics Ser.

'Helen Garner writes the best sentences in Australia.'Bulletin
Janet is a skeptic, a journalist; Maxine revels in New Age fantasies; and Ray, a drifter, is a born-again Christian. The common ground is the house they share. But their fragile domestic balance is ... read more

Cosmo Cosmolino - Text Classics
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Category:

 Aust Fiction

Series:Text Classics Ser.
Awards:Winner of Prime Minister's Literary Awards (Australia): Fiction 2010. Shortlisted for ABIA Australian Literary Fiction Book of the Year 2010 and Victorian Premier's Literary Award - Vance Palmer Prize for Fiction 2009.

Winner of the Prime Minister's Literary Award, 2010Introduced by Yann MartelAbandoned in a big city at the onset of winter, a hungry four-year-old boy follows a stray dog to her lair. There in the rich smelly darkness, in the rub of hair, claws and teeth, he joins four puppi... read more

Dog Boy: Text Classics
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Category:

 Aust Fiction

Series:Text Classics Ser.

In the dying town of Drylands, Janet Deakin sells papers to lonely locals. At night, in her flat above the newsagency, she attempts to write a novel for a world in which no one reads--'full of people, she envisaged, glaring at a screen that glared glassily back'. Drylands is the story of... read more

Drylands
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Category:

 Aust Fiction

Series:Text Classics Ser.

This first volume of Ruth Park's autobiography is an account of her isolated childhood in the rainforests of New Zealand, her convent education which encouraged her love of words and writing, and the bitter years of the Depression.She then entered the rough-a... read more

Fence Around the Cuckoo: Text Classics
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 Aust Fiction

Series:Text Classics Ser.

Born in New Zealand, Ruth Park came to Australia to continue her work as a journalist, newly married to D'Arcy Niland. Determined to earn their living as writers, they submitted story outlines to radio stations, idea for articles to newspapers and accepted whatev... read more

Fishing in the Styx: Text Classics
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Category:

 Aust Fiction

Series:Text Classics Ser.

Wrongfully convicted, a young aristocrat is sent to the penal colony of Van Diemen's Land. There he is forced to endure tremendous suffering, from the cruelty of those in power to the harsh untamed country. Dawes remains determined to clear his name, no matter the trials that come his way.

For The Term Of His Natural Life
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Category:

 Aust Fiction

Series:Text Classics Ser.

Richard Mahony is a restless man. Ballarat, England, Melbourne, Europe, the bush: elsewhere is always better. Searching for a place, a meaning, a life, Mahony and his wife Mary journey from wealth to poverty, order to chaos, sanity to the asylum. The Fortu... read more

Fortunes of Richard Mahony - Text Classics
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