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February 2014

The Grass Castle - Karen Viggers

The Grass Castle is a moving and captivating story of displacement and belonging, love and forgiveness from the author of The Lightkeeper's Wife. Above all, it is about the strength which resides in us all: the courage to grow and learn from the past.

Offer valid until 01/05/2014


March 2014

Cicada - Moira McKinnon

A stunning novel of terror, love and survival in the most inhospitable country on earth. A white-knuckle chase story like no other - suspenseful, lyrical and breathtaking in equal measure.

Offer valid until 01/06/2014


May 2014

The Steady Running of the Hour - Justin Go

In this mesmerising debut, a young American discovers he may be heir to the unclaimed estate of an English World War I officer, which launches him on a quest across Europe to uncover the elusive truth.

Offer valid until 01/08/2014


June 2014

The Word Ghost - Christine Paice

This is England 1973, and fifteen-year-old Rebecca Budde is in love with Dave. After one glorious summer, Rebecca is forced to move with her family to Brightley, a village with a puddle for a pond, and no excitement at all. If only Dave were there.

Very weird things are going on inside their new house, and even stranger things are happening in the village at night. Someone appears to be living in Rebecca's wardrobe... Funny, moving, romantic, and a little bit spooky - a brilliantly told story of love, family and the occasional ghost.

Offer valid until 01/09/2014


July 2014

Cherry Bomb - Jenny Valentish

Nina Dall is one half of Sydney pop-punk band The Dolls. Have they got what it takes to stay on top or are they just a one hit wonder? Told through the eyes of a young singer who's seen it all, this is celebrated rock journalist Jenny Valentish's debut novel - a wild ride into Australia's music scene.

Offer valid until 01/10/2014



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