Six-foot-eight and severely dyslexic, Brandon Vanderkool has always had an unusual perspective. He knows the mating calls of all the local owls, and can feel a flock of swans taking off before the sound reaches him. But he finds human feelings harder to read - especially lat... read more
'The chocolate centre flows like dark lava onto the whiteness of the plate. The last ounce of stress drains from my body ...I have discovered the French version of Death by Chocolate.' Part love story, part wine-splattered cookbook, Lunch in Paris... read more
The funniest debut novel since Tom Sharpe's Riotous Assembly, only it's set in Tasmania!
This is the story of Precious Jones, a sixteen year old illiterate black girl who has never been out of Harlem. She is pregnant by her own father for the second time, and kicked out of school when that pregnancy becomes obvious. Placed in an alternative t... read more
Meet Ed Kennedy - cab-driving prodigy, pathetic card player and useless at sex. He lives in a suburban shack, shares coffee with his dog, the Doorman, and he's in nervous love with Audrey. His life is one of peaceful routine and incompetence - until he inadvertently stops a... read more
One hot date. When writer Rob Fallon goes out one night and ends up with his best-friend's girlfriend, Jenny, he's feeling guilty before anything's even happened. One brutal abduction. But guilt quickly turns to shock when two men break into Jenny's apartment, abduct her, and try ... read more
On 11 April 2009, Susan Boyle stepped out on to the stage of Britain's Got Talent to jeers and sniggers. As she announced she was going to sing 'I Dreamed a Dream', the judges didn't bother to hide their amusement. One minute later, they - and very soon the world - were giving Susan a standing ovation. This is her rags-to-riches story.
Elena catches a glimpse of her friend Jeanie Roper in a New Zealand art gallery. But why should Jeanie avoid her after twenty-four years apart? They had been so close when they were young women, when Jeanie had turned up in Samoa with her bullying husband and gentle father, w... read more
March Highlights 2010
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A modern TALE OF TWO CITIES by the bestselling author of SALMON FISHING IN THE YEMEN.
Major Ernest Pettigrew (retired) leads a quiet life in the small rural English village of Edgecombe St Mary where he values the proper things that Englishmen have treasured for ge... read more