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3 5 y separately published work icon Sorrow and Bliss Meg Mason , London : Weidenfeld and Nicolson , 2021 19671637 2020 single work novel

'This novel is about a woman called Martha. She knows there is something wrong with her but she doesn't know what it is. Her husband Patrick thinks she is fine. He says everyone has something, the thing is just to keep going.

'Martha told Patrick before they got married that she didn't want to have children. He said he didn't mind either way because he has loved her since he was fourteen and making her happy is all that matters, although he does not seem able to do it.

'By the time Martha finds out what is wrong, it doesn't really matter anymore. It is too late to get the only thing she has ever wanted. Or maybe it will turn out that you can stop loving someone and start again from nothing - if you can find something else to want.

'The book is set in London and Oxford. It is sad and funny.' (Publication summary)

1 1 y separately published work icon Gunk Baby Jamie Marina Lau , London : Weidenfeld and Nicolson , 2021 18457985 2020 single work novel

'In Gunk Baby, we join Leen just as she opens an ear-cleaning and massage salon at the Topic Heights Shopping Complex. Soon she starts to notice increasingly odd behaviour around her, and also it seems that managers of other stores are being killed off. In nonstop prose, Gunk Baby takes aim at orientalism and the Zen movement, violence, fashion, and middle-class boredom.'

Source: Publisher's catalogue.

3 9 y separately published work icon The Weekend Charlotte Wood , London : Weidenfeld and Nicolson , 2020 16866680 2019 single work novel

'The brilliant new novel from Charlotte Wood, acclaimed author of The Natural Way of Things .

'People went on about death bringing friends together, but it wasn't true. The graveyard, the stony dirt - that's what it was like now. They knew each other better than their own siblings, but Sylvie's death had opened up strange caverns of distance between them.

'Four older women with a lifelong friendship of the best kind: loving, practical, frank and steadfast. But when Sylvie dies, the ground shifts dangerously for the remaining three. Can they survive together without her?

'They are Jude, a once-famous restaurateur, Wendy, an acclaimed public intellectual, and Adele, a renowned actress now mostly out of work. Struggling to recall exactly why they've remained close all these years, the grieving women gather for Christmas at Sylvie's old beach house - not for festivities, but to clean the place out before it is sold.

'Without Sylvie to maintain the group's delicate equilibrium, frustrations build and painful memories press in. Fraying tempers, an elderly dog, unwelcome guests and too much wine collide in a storm that brings long-buried hurts to the surface - and threatens to sweep away their friendship for good.

'The Weekend explores growing old and growing up, and what happens when we're forced to uncover the lies we tell ourselves. Sharply observed and excruciatingly funny, this is a jewel of a book, a celebration of tenderness and friendship that is nothing short of a masterpiece.'  (Publication summary)

5 15 y separately published work icon The Museum of Modern Love Heather Rose , London : Weidenfeld and Nicolson , 2019 9613078 2016 single work novel

''If this was a dream, then he wanted to know when it would end. Maybe it would end if he went to see Lydia. But it was the one thing he was not allowed to do.'...

Arky Swann is a film composer in New York separated from his wife, who has made him promise to keep a terrible secret. One day he finds his way to The Atrium at MOMA and sees Marina Abramovic in her performance The Artist is Present. The performance continues for seventy-five days and, as it unfolds, so does Arky as he considers marriage, art and the nature of commitment and love over a long-term union. The Museum of Modern Love is the story of one of the world's greatest art events and a man in search of connection.' (Publication summary)

7 58 y separately published work icon The Natural Way of Things Charlotte Wood , London : Weidenfeld and Nicolson , 2019 8719111 2015 single work novel (taught in 5 units)

'She hears her own thick voice deep inside her ears when she says, 'I need to know where I am.' The man stands there, tall and narrow, hand still on the doorknob, surprised. He says, almost in sympathy, 'Oh, sweetie. You need to know what you are.'

'Two women awaken from a drugged sleep to find themselves imprisoned in a broken-down property in the middle of a desert. Strangers to each other, they have no idea where they are or how they came to be there with eight other girls, forced to wear strange uniforms, their heads shaved, guarded by two inept yet vicious armed jailers and a 'nurse'. The girls all have something in common, but what is it? What crime has brought them here from the city? Who is the mysterious security company responsible for this desolate place with its brutal rules, its total isolation from the contemporary world? Doing hard labour under a sweltering sun, the prisoners soon learn what links them: in each girl's past is a sexual scandal with a powerful man. They pray for rescue - but when the food starts running out it becomes clear that the jailers have also become the jailed. The girls can only rescue themselves.

'The Natural Way of Things is a gripping, starkly imaginative exploration of contemporary misogyny and corporate control, and of what it means to hunt and be hunted. Most of all, it is the story of two friends, their sisterly love and courage.

'With extraordinary echoes of The Handmaid's Tale and Lord of the Flies, The Natural Way of Things is a compulsively readable, scarifying and deeply moving contemporary novel. It confirms Charlotte Wood's position as one of our most thoughtful, provocative and fearless truth-tellers, as she unflinchingly reveals us and our world to ourselves.' (Publication summary)

2 7 y separately published work icon Lincoln Thomas Keneally , New York (City) London : Viking Weidenfeld and Nicolson , 2003 Z1026073 2003 single work biography
2 y separately published work icon Throwim Way Leg : An Adventure Tim Flannery , London : Weidenfeld and Nicolson , 1998 Z902056 1998 single work autobiography travel

'Throwim Way Leg is unputdownable, a book of wonder and excitement, of struggle and sadness, a love letter to Papua New Guinea and Irian Jaya.

'This book brims with marvellous stories. Tim Flannery meets skilled hunters and befriends a shaman. He climbs mountains never before scaled by Europeans, discovers new species and stumbles across the giant bones of extinct marsupials.

'And he writes movingly about the fate of indigenous people when their intricate cultures collide with mining companies and the high-tech world of the late twentieth century.

'‘In New Guinea Pidgin,’ Tim Flannery explains, ‘throwim way leg means to go on a journey. It describes the action of thrusting out your leg to take the first step of what can be a long march…’

'With these words he invites us to share in his breathtaking adventures in the jungles of Papua New Guinea and Irian Jaya. You will never think about the bird-shaped island to our north in the same way again.'

1 y separately published work icon Halfhyde and the Fleet Review Philip McCutchan , London : Weidenfeld and Nicolson , 1991 Z1595112 1991 single work novel adventure historical fiction

'When he was no longer required by the Royal Navy, Admiral Watkiss entered Chilean service as their naval Commander-in-Chief. Captain Halfhyde had previously rescued Watkiss from his disillusioned superiors, but now a coup has returned the Admiral to favour and he is in command of the Chilean battleship ALMIRANTE SMITH, proceeding to Portsmouth to take part in Queen Victoria's Diamond Jubilee fleet review. Halfhyde's almost impossible task - with the attendant risk of murder and mayhem - is to keep Watkiss safe and out of trouble during Her Majesty's presence at Spithead off the Isle of Wight.' (Publication summary)

1 y separately published work icon Halfhyde and the Admiral Philip McCutchan , London : Weidenfeld and Nicolson , 1990 Z1595098 1990 single work novel adventure historical fiction
5 34 y separately published work icon In the Winter Dark Tim Winton , London : Weidenfeld and Nicolson , 1989 Z375616 1988 single work novel horror (taught in 2 units)

'Night falls. In a lonely valley called the Sink, four people prepare for a quiet evening. Then in his orchard, Murray Jaccob sees a moving shadow. Acorss the swamp, his neighbour Ronnie watches her lover leave and feels her baby roll inside her. And on the verandah of the Stubbses’ house, a small dog is torn screaming from its leash by something unseen. Nothing will ever be the same again. ' (Publication summary)

1 y separately published work icon Halfhyde on the Amazon Philip McCutchan , London : Weidenfeld and Nicolson , 1988 Z1595090 1988 single work novel adventure historical fiction
1 y separately published work icon Convoy South Philip McCutchan , London : Weidenfeld and Nicolson , 1988 Z1296893 1988 single work novel thriller 'The intrigues of international politics embroil Commodore John Mason Kemp when he is required to transport a division of Australian troops to the USA for training. Australia is under threat from the Japanese. But these troops, to the anger of the Australian authorities, are reinforcements for Britain's war against the Nazis. (...)' - from book jacket
1 26 y separately published work icon Minimum of Two Tim Winton , London : Weidenfeld and Nicolson , 1988 Z413769 1987 selected work short story Tim Winton's characters are ordinary people who battle to maintain loyalty against all odds; women, children, men whose relationships strain under pressure and leave them bewildered, hoping, sometimes fleeing, but often finding strength in forgotten parts of themselves. (Source: LibrariesAustralia)
1 1 y separately published work icon The Painted Banquet : My Life and Loves Jocelyn Rickards , London : Weidenfeld and Nicolson , 1987 Z820812 1987 single work autobiography
2 15 y separately published work icon Scission Tim Winton , London : Weidenfeld and Nicolson , 1987 Z433304 1985 selected work short story Tim Winton's first collection of stories deals with men, women and children whose lives are coming apart and whose hearts are breaking. These spare, jagged stories, in which people struggle with change and disintegration, are vintage Winton. (Source: LibrariesAustralia)
1 y separately published work icon Halfhyde Goes to War Philip McCutchan , London : Weidenfeld and Nicolson , 1986 Z1595073 1986 single work novel adventure war literature historical fiction
2 36 y separately published work icon Shallows Tim Winton , London : Weidenfeld and Nicolson , 1986 Z426264 1984 single work novel

'Tim Winton's first Miles Franklin-winner, Shallows revolves around the ruthless commerce of whaling, and Queenie Cookson, who joins the fight to end it.
'Whales have always been the life-force of Angelus, a small town on the south coast of Western Australia. Their annual passing defines the rhythms of a life where little changes, and the town depends on their carcasses. So when the battle begins on the beaches outside their town, and when Queenie Cookson, a local girl, joins the Greenies to make amends for the crimes of her whaling ancestors, it can only throw everything into chaos.' (Publication summary)

6 42 y separately published work icon That Eye, the Sky Tim Winton , London : Weidenfeld and Nicolson , 1986 Z426161 1986 single work novel young adult (taught in 8 units) Ort knows the sky is watching. He knows what it means to watch; he spends long hours listening at doors and peering through cracks. Things are terribly wrong. His father is withering away, his sister is consumed by hatred, his grandmother is all inside herself, and his mother, a flower-child of the 1960s, is brave but helpless. Then a strange man appears at their door. That Eye, the Sky is about love, about a boy's vision of the world beyond, about the blurry distinctions between the natural and the supernatural. All this, and more, begins at the moment the ute driven by Ort Flack's father ploughs into a roadside tree, throwing the whole world out of kilter. (Source: Bookseller's website)
1 y separately published work icon Halfhyde and the Chain Gangs Philip McCutchan , London : Weidenfeld and Nicolson , 1985 Z1595069 1985 single work novel adventure war literature historical fiction
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