A powerful, hilarious and achingly honest story about a young French girl discovering her sexuality. Solange wants to go all the way. Will it be with the exchange student? The fireman she meets at the disco when she sneaks out one night? Or with Arnaud, the coolest boy she knows? She’d like to see more of her father, even though he’s so embarrassing. As for her mother, she’s too depressed. Something to do with the photo of the dead boy on the mantelpiece. But who cares? Solange will get to do it, go all the way, whatever it takes.
A relaxed, often hilarious, always fascinating journey through Ian Chappell’s life in cricket and beyond, featuring encounters with everyone from Shane Warne to Sean Connery, from Bradman to Benaud. What were the gut-wrenching consequences when Ian accused Dennis Lillee of being a medium-pacer? Why was Ian warned about frogs when he ran with the bulls? And why exactly did Doug Walters buy a shirt with six pockets during a tour of Sri Lanka?
Based on the little-known true story of the first woman to ever set foot on Antarctica. It′s the early 1930s. Antarctic open-sea whaling is booming and a territorial race for the mysterious continent between Norwegian and British-Australian interests is in full swing. Aboard a ship setting sail from Cape Town, carrying the Norwegian whaling magnate Lars Christensen, are three women. None of the women is prepared for the reality of meeting the whaling fleet and experiencing firsthand the brutality of the icy world.
A centuries-old bust of an evil, demonic man has been an object desired by collectors and by those with wickedness in their hearts. One day, its current owner shows up at Danni Cafferty's antiques shop. But before Danni can buy the statue, it disappears, and the owner is found dead. In her store is a book filled with secret writing: instructions for defeating evil entities. She'd dismissed it as a curiosity... until the arrival of this statue, with its long history of evil and even longer trail of death.
This book contends that there is a 5:1 ratio of positive to negative comments and gestures in stable marriages. Marriages where the husband resists sharing power are four times more likely to end or to continue unhappily than when he doesn't. The more possible it is to compromise with your partner, the more influence you will have over him or her. Making Couples Happy, the companion to the ABC-TV series, uses science to help couples rediscover happiness in their relationships and get them on the path to enduring love.
Meet Silver: Forty-four, divorced and living alone. His once celebrated music career is now a faded memory and his ex-wife is about to marry another man. The only good thing in Silver's life is his Princeton-bound teenage daughter. Silver knows things have got to change, and when he discovers he has a fatal heart condition that means he could drop dead at any minute, he decides it's time to make a list…
For years, Libby Morgan dreamed only of making partner in her high-pressure law firm. She sacrificed everything for her career - friends, marriage, her chance of a family. So nothing can prepare her for the shocking news that she's been let go and must rebuild her entire life... starting now.
The Holiday Murders explores a little-known and sometimes violent corner of Australian history, and finds oddly modern echoes in its paranoia, xenophobia, and ugly fervour.
Racing against the clock, the police uncover simmering tensions among secretive local Nazi sympathisers as a psychopathic fascist usurper makes his move.
Ruby's friend Claire has inherited the Blackwood house and wants to turn it into a bed and breakfast. But she discovers that it's haunted, so she calls Ruby—who has the gift of extrasensory perception—to encourage the ghost to leave.
When beautiful, reckless Southern belle, Zelda Sayre, meets F. Scott Fitzgerald at a country club dance in 1918, she is seventeen years old and he is a young army lieutenant stationed in Alabama. Before long, the “ungettable” Zelda has fallen for him despite his unsuitability: Scott isn’t wealthy or prominent or even a Southerner, and keeps insisting, absurdly, that his writing will bring him both fortune and fame.