The appearance of this self-portrait by Patrick White is a literary event for which his readers and admirers have long hoped. He explains how on the very rare occasions when he re-reads a passage from one of his books, he recognizes very little of the self he knows. This 'unknown' ... read more
Winner of the Nobel Prize in Literature. In The Solid Mandala Patrick White draws a telling and touching portrait of twin brothers. Waldo is the competent man of reason, he sees himself as the superior intellect. Arthur, accepted as a half-wit is the innocent, God's fool, loving and out... read more
Hafez is among the most celebrated of Persian mystic poets, thriving alongside such towering figures as Rumi and Saadi. Ubiquitous in Iran, he has also been hugely influential in the West. Interpreted variously as ardent mystic and lover, he fuses earthly and divine love w... read more
HarperCollins is proud to present its range of best-loved, essential classics. '"Come along, Toto," she said. "We will go to the Emerald City and ask the Great Oz how to get back to Kansas again."' Swept away from her home in Kansas by a tornado, Dorothy and her dog Tot... read more
|Author:||Ali Cobby Eckermann|
Ruby Moonlight, a novel of the impact of colonisation in mid north South Australia around 1880. The main character, Ruby, refugee of a massacre, shelters in the woods where she befriends an Irishman trapper. The poems convey... read more
'You're stale, tired of having to be tough. You want a change. You've seen too much death' In Fleming's seventh "007" novel, a private assignment sets Bond on the trail of a criminal mastermind - Auric Goldfinger. But greed and power have created a deadly opponent who will stop at nothing to get what he wants.
|Series:||Collins Classics Ser.|
Two hundred years ago, the Brothers Grimm published their famous collection of folk tales, including these thirty much-loved stories of helpful elves; giants who can see into the next land; foolish but goodhearted lads; princesses with golden hair; faithful servants and wicked q... read more
|Author:||Jacob Grimm; Wilhelm K. Grimm; Brothers Grimm|
|Series:||Wordsworth Library Collection|
Jacob Grimm (1785-1863) and his brother Wilhelm (1786-1859) were philologists and folklorists. The brothers rediscovered a host of fairy tales, telling of princes and princesses in their castles, witches in their towers and forests, of giants and dwarfs, of fabulous... read more
In 1945 Sheila and Bridie were freed from a Japanese POW camp. Now after a half-century separation, the filming of a TV documentary forces them to relive the past. Woven into their fifty years of separation are a shoe-horn and the threads of loyalty and love which form their 'uncommon bond' (2 acts, 2 women).
'The Apollo choices have been masterful. The list is thought-provoking, eye-opening, inspired and inspiring' The Big Issue. THE MAN ON A DONKEY is an enthralling novel set in a difficult and complex period in history, when England's Catholic heritage was scattered to the four w... read more
A previously unpublished novel from the Australian winner of the Nobel Prize for Literature. Two children are brought to a wild garden on the shores of Sydney Harbour to shelter from the Second World War. The boy's mother has died in the Blitz. The girl is the daughter of a Sydney ... read more
"For many of us, readers and poets alike, Frank Webb's verse has been the gold standard by which complex poetic language has been judged...a master of last lines, of last stanzas and final phrases." - Les Murray *** Francis Webb (1925-1973) grew up in North Sydney with hi... read more