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Seventeenth-century Amsterdam âe" a city in the grip of tulip fever.
Sophiaâe(tm)s husband Cornelis is one of the lucky ones grown rich from this exotic new flower.
To celebrate, he commissions a talented young artist to paint him with his beautiful young bride.... read more

Tulip Fever
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Leon Joyce's years with Tess Wachowicz began with an Emanuel Ungaro taffeta ballgown, part of his collection of women's attire kept in three wardrobes at the South Yarra house. The collection took in Givenchy, Jacques Fath, Schiaparelli, Madae Gres, Helmut Lang, Claire McCardell, Mainbocher, M... read more

Joyful
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Think of an Australian writer and chances are that at some time or another they've had short fiction published in Meanjin. For the first time a treasure trove of this writing leaps from the pages of Meanjininto a book of fine fiction. You'll read Tim Winton, Davi... read more

Meanjin A-Z: Fiction 1980 to now
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A celebration of literature, love, and the power of the human spirit, this warm, funny, tender, and thoroughly entertaining novel is the story of an English author living in the shadow of World War II and the writing project that will dramatically change her life. An international bestseller.

The Guernsey Literary and Potato Peel Pie Society (Film Tie-In)
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'Over himself, over his own body and mind, the individual is sovereign'. To this 'one very simple principle' the whole of Mill's essay "On Liberty" is dedicated. While many of his immediate predecessors and contemporaries, from Adam Smith to Godwin and Thoreau, had celebrated liberty, it w... read more

On Liberty
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Like most gentiles in Nazi-occupied Paris, architect Lucien Bernard has little empathy for the Jews. So when a wealthy industrialist offers him a large sum of money to devise secret hiding places for Jews, Lucien struggles with the choice of risking his life for a cause he doesn't rea... read more

Paris Architect
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Series:Vintage Classics Ser.

Greene's fine sense of humor is displayed in this warm and far-reaching comic novel, Travels with My Aunt, a bestseller when it appeared originally. At his mother's funeral, Henry Pulling, a stuffy, retired bank manager with an interest in dahlias, meets his Aunt Augusta. The ind... read more

Travels with My Aunt
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Series:Penguin Modern

Time is a catastrophe, perpetual and irreversible.' Science and fiction interweave delightfully in these playful Cosmicomicshort stories.

The Distance of the Moon (Mini Modern Classics)
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What did she expect of him? What was her quest? Did she have an unfulfilled desire?' Tales of transgressive desire and erotic adventure are recounted in these four shimmering pieces.

The Veiled Woman (Mini Modern Classics)
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Series:Penguin Modern

Of course, no one would want to say anything about a girl like this that's missing . . . ' Malice, paranoia and creeping dread lie beneath the surface of ordinary American life in these chilling miniature masterworks of unease.

The Missing Girl  (Mini Modern Classics)
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The illegible signature of teetering disaster' Three great stories - The Aurelian, Signs and Symbols and Lance - the last both a derisive attack on science-fiction and an attempt to imagine the real pain and horror that would accompany space travel.

Lance (Mini Modern Classics)
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Series:Penguin Modern

If I think about it, and I have the time and inclination and capacity to do so, we dogs are an odd lot.' How does a dog see the world? How do any of us? In this playful and enigmatic story of a canine philosopher, Kafka explores the limits of knowledge.

Investigations of a Dog (Mini Modern Classics)
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