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1 y separately published work icon Undone Kelly Rimmer , Sydney : Hodder Headline Australia , 2020 18052588 2020 single work novel romance

'The only vow she's prepared to make is not to say 'I do'...

'Running a major tech company without breaking a sweat? No problem. But being bridesmaid at her best friend's wedding is giving Jess Cohen a bad case of the jitters. Maybe that's because she'll have to face the groom's brother, Jake - the man she's been avoiding for the last two years, after she dumped him mercilessly, unable to tell him the truth about her past. Jake, who's loyal, loving and all wrong for someone who refuses to be tied down - if only her heart could remember that.

'Jake Winton spent four months secretly dating Jess, and the past two years trying - and failing - to forget the woman he'd been ready to propose to. Now, he's sure their connection is still there, sizzling and undeniable. Whatever she's holding back, he can handle - if only she'll trust him with her secrets, her fears and her heart.' (Publication summary)

1 y separately published work icon A Widow's Courage Anna Jacobs , Sydney : Hodder Headline Australia , 2020 18052458 2020 single work novel historical fiction

'Lancashire 1934. Three years after her husband's sudden death, Stella comes into some money unexpectedly and decides to make a new start in the country. She settles on Ellin Valley, where she quickly begins to make friends. She falls in love with a cottage in Birch End, but an unscrupulous man wants it too. Will she be able to buy her dream home?

'Life has changed drastically for local handyman Wilf Pollard as well. When tragedy strikes, Wilf is left as the only support of his two young children. But his friends rally round to help so that he can pull his life together and take up an exciting new job with a well-respected builder.

'Some of the local council are eager to deal with the squalid conditions of the Backshaw Moss slum, but others will stop at nothing to keep their profitable rents. And Stella's dream cottage is threatened by their plans to build yet more cheap housing. Can Stella, Wilf and the residents of Birch End pull together to make sure good triumphs over evil?'

Source: Publisher's blurb.

1 y separately published work icon Birch End Anna Jacobs , Sydney : Hodder Headline Australia , 2019- 18052402 2019 series - author novel
1 y separately published work icon A Daughter's Journey Anna Jacobs , Sydney : Hodder Headline Australia , 2019 18052357 2019 single work novel historical fiction

'Jo Melling has arrived in Birch End from Australia, still grieving her father's recent death. She's not intending to stay long, but after tracking down her distant family, Jo becomes more involved in village life than she could ever have imagined - and suddenly in danger too.

'Jo also finds herself drawn to Nick, a handsome newcomer to the village. Nick had planned to settle in Birch End and start a business, but as he grows closer to Jo, he realises he may have to choose between his dreams and a chance at love.

'Meanwhile, the new local council are faced with some tough decisions of their own. It's time to take a stand against the poor conditions in Backshaw Moss, the nearby slum, but some councillors want things to stay as they are - and will go to any lengths to make sure they get their way . . .

'Will the decent people of the valley win a brighter future for themselves? And can Jo find a way to stay with Nick in a place she's grown to love?'

Source: Publisher's blurb.

1 y separately published work icon One Kind Man Anna Jacobs , Sydney : Hodder Headline Australia , 2018 13516072 2018 single work novel historical fiction

'1931, Lancashire:

'When Finn Carlisle loses his wife and unborn child, he spends a few years travelling to keep the sad memories at bay. Just as he's ready to settle down again, his great-uncle dies and leaves everything to him. This includes Heythorpe House in Ellindale just down the road from Leah Willcox and her little fizzy drink factory.

'Finn finds a village of people in dire need of jobs, a house that hasn't been cleaned or lived in for thirty years and Reggie, an eleven-year-old who's run away from the nearby orphanage and its brutal Director Buddle. When Finn sees the marks left by regular beatings, he decides Reggie will never go back there.

'But Buddle has other plans for the child, and will stop at nothing to get Reggie back in his cruel grasp. Finn's new neighbours help him save Reggie but other surprises throw his new plans into turmoil.'

Source: Publisher's blurb.

1 y separately published work icon One Quiet Woman Anna Jacobs , Sydney : Hodder Headline Australia , 2017 13516015 2017 single work novel historical fiction

'1930, Lancashire: Leah Turner's father has been killed in an accident at the laundry, and since her mother died years ago it falls to her to become sole provider for her little sister. But women's wages are half those of men and pawning the few belongings she has left will only keep their vicious rent collector at bay for a few weeks, so even if she finds a job, they'll lose their home.

'Out of the blue Charlie Willcox, the local pawnbroker, offers her a deal. His brother Jonah, an invalid since being gassed in the Great War, needs a wife. Charlie thinks Leah would be perfect for the job.

'The idea of a marriage of convenience doesn't please Leah, but she finds Jonah agreeable enough and moving with him to the pretty hamlet of Ellindale may be the only chance of a better life for her sister.

'But other people have plans for the remote Pennine valley, and the two sisters find themselves facing danger in their new life with Jonah. Can the three of them ever look to a brighter future?'

Source: Publisher's blurb.

5 16 y separately published work icon All the Rivers Run Nancy Cato , London : Hodder Headline Australia , 2007 Z250547 1978 selected work novel historical fiction
1 12 y separately published work icon Cricket Kings William McInnes , Sydney : Hodder Headline Australia , 2006 Z1289664 2006 single work novel humour Step into the lives of a team of regular middle-aged men who meet each week to play cricket in their local park. They don't seem to be extraordinary - they are just like the rest of us - but like everyone, they each have a story to tell. Meet the bus driver with no sense of direction; the bride on the morning of her wedding who looks out onto the oval that she has seen from her bedroom window every day of her life and now thinks about marriage and her own home; meet Chris who brings the team together and wears foot-crunching shoes just to please his wife and mother. Meet the cricketer who only plays each weekend because he loves hearing the piano music that wafts out from a nearby hall. Through William's ability to spin a yarn, the players, their families and the people who stop to watch the game all come to life. With these characters William will make us laugh and cry. And never again will we think that someone is just a regular bloke - everyone can be a king or a queen in their own suburb. (Publisher's blurb)
1 3 y separately published work icon The Lady Splash Kirsty Brooks , Sydney : Hodder Headline Australia , 2006 Z1284308 2006 single work novel detective humour 'When amateur sleuth Cassidy Blair is given the task of trying out a beauty salon for the dancers at The Pussycat Club, it's difficult to explain why she finds herself waking up the next morning on a local beach, at sunrise, naked apart from some awkward sunburn, and a pathetic story about a lost dog. With one of her friends dead, and her birthday coming up, Cassidy is too busy trying to squeeze herself into a tiny dress, caring for her new dog, Hellhound, not to mention guiding her recently detoxed friend Neil away from a crisis over his newly clean life to notice that she's caught the attention of some very unsavoury characters. In The Lady Splash, Cassidy Blair eventually ends up stuck in a cellar with no sign of escape. Then she discovers how much she really needs her friends.' (Publisher's blurb).
1 5 y separately published work icon Pictures of Us Todd Alexander , Sydney : Hodder Headline Australia , 2006 Z1250322 2006 single work novel
1 1 y separately published work icon Wild Horse Diaries Lizzie Spender , Sydney : Hodder Headline Australia , 2005 Z1395299 2005 single work autobiography

'Lizzie Spender's bohemian childhood was spent in England, Ireland and California where she was surrounded by horses, but unfortunately never her own. Lizzie's lifelong desire to own a horse is the inspiration behind this book, as nearly half a century later, in the remote north-west of Australia, she fulfils her dream.' Source: Libraries Australia.

1 y separately published work icon Pride of Lancashire Anna Jacobs , London : Hodder Headline Australia , 2005 Z1281618 2005 single work novel romance

'Carrie Preston is used to hard work – oldest of ten, with an incompetent mother and a drunken father, she struggles to find food for the younger children. But nothing could have prepared her for the day fate deals her family the cruellest of hands, rendering the Prestons more helpless and desperate than ever.

'In a harsh world, small acts of kindness can bring great hope –Eli Beckett’s offer of a job at the Dragon pub promises a better future for Carrie, especially as Eli’s uncle has offered his nephew some spare land to build a music room.

'With the great cities of England beginning to come alive to the sound of music halls, the locals of Hedderby are soon looking forward to their own place of celebration and merriment. Yet not everyone in the town shares this excitement, and some will stop at nothing in the pursuit of selfish gain...'

Source: Publisher's blurb.

1 3 y separately published work icon Pleasure and Pain : My Life Chrissy Amphlett , Larry Writer , Sydney : Hodder Headline Australia , 2005 Z1227969 2005 single work autobiography (taught in 1 units)
3 1 y separately published work icon Good Night, Me Andrew Daddo , Emma Quay (illustrator), Sydney : Hodder Headline Australia , 2005 Z1207080 2005 single work picture book children's 'Someone's ready for bed, but it's going to take a long, long time to say goodnight. A baby orang-utan is sleepy and it's time for bed, but not before saying 'Good night, me,' from head to toe.' (Source: Author's website)
1 1 y separately published work icon Daddy's Having a Horse Lisa Shanahan , Emma Quay (illustrator), Sydney : Hodder Headline Australia , 2005 Z1207075 2005 single work picture book children's Mummy is having a new baby and Caitlin is delighted. But she's not as excited as her brother, Lachlan. He is sure that Daddy's having a horse. (Libraries Australia record).
1 2 y separately published work icon Killer Caldwell : Australia's Greatest Fighter Pilot Jeffrey Watson , Sydney : Hodder Headline Australia , 2005 Z1206512 2005 single work biography
1 7 y separately published work icon The Last Explorer : Hubert Wilkins : Australia's Unknown Hero Simon Nasht , Sydney : Hodder Headline Australia , 2005 Z1205994 2005 single work biography
3 5 y separately published work icon The Visitor Jane R. Goodall , Sydney : Hodder Headline Australia , 2005 Z1201425 2005 single work novel crime

'It is 1974 and Detective Inspector Briony Williams, with her trademark directness and impatience with small talk, has just started a new job with the Thames Valley Police in Oxford.Briony and her team are called out to investigate the murder of a 17-year-old girl in whose hand she finds a stone carved with an ancient cryptic message that says 'the busie fiend control'. Convinced she has encountered no ordinary domestic crime, Briony finds herself in a world of vengeful gods, devilish creatures in search of prey, and curses of the evil eye.A serial killer is roaming the prehistoric landscapes of the White Horse Vale, inspired by local druid folklore about a demonic supernatural Visitor. The perpetrator is violently and systematically murdering people, the victims restrained or held down and killed with heavy blows from all angles.There are psychic girls, druid witches, and maybe even horned goats sitting on altars wearing fur-edged capes. Or are there? Briony, in her search for scientific evidence, needs to steer a dangerous course between rationality and superstition during the autumn equinox, when the spirits are said to wander between worlds.' (Publication summary)

1 3 y separately published work icon The Millionaire Float Kirsty Brooks , Sydney : Hodder Headline Australia , 2005 Z1201422 2005 single work novel detective humour
1 8 y separately published work icon Sandstone Stephen Lacey , Sydney : Hodder Headline Australia , 2005 Z1201127 2005 single work novel
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