"May you, my baby, sleep softly at night, and when dawn lights the world, may you wake up to birdsong." Part poem, part lullaby, this gentle story celebrates a baby's wonder at our beautiful world. From much-loved Australian Children's Laureate Alison Lester comes a timeless book to share and to treasure.
|Awards:||Winner of ABIA Booktopia People's Choice Awards: Fiction Book of the Year 2014 and Victorian Premier's Literary Award 2014 and Baileys Women's Prize for Fiction 2014 and ABIA Australian Literary Fiction Book of the Year 2014 and Nielsen BookData/ABA Book of the Year Award - Booksellers' Choice 2014 and Sydney Morning Herald Best Young Australian Novelists 2014 and Fellowship of Australian Writers (FAW) Awards: Christina Stead Award 2014 and Australian Independent Booksellers Indie Awards: Fiction 2014. Shortlisted for Stella Prize 2014 and Guardian First Book Award 2013.|
Shortlisted for the Stella Prize 2014 and Baileys Women's Prize for Fiction 2014 In northern Iceland, 1829, Agnes Magnusdottir is condemned to death for her part in the brutal murder of two men. Agnes is sent to wait on the farm of District Officer Jon Jonsson and his family, who are ... read more
Girt. No word could better capture the essence of Australia ...
In this hilarious history, David Hunt reveals the truth of Australia's past, from megafauna to Macquarie - the cock-ups and curiosities, the forgotten eccentrics and Eureka moments that ... read more
|Awards:||2014 Man Booker Prize Winner|
A novel of the cruelty of war, and tenuousness of life and the impossibility of love. August, 1943. In the despair of a Japanese POW camp on the Thai-Burma death railway, Australian surgeon Dorrigo Evans is haunted by his love affair with his uncle's young wife two... read more