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1 y separately published work icon Lion Is That You? Moira Court , Moira Court (illustrator), Fremantle : Fremantle Press , 2022 23162647 2022 single work picture book children's

'‘Come on, let’s take a good look aorund. Are there really lions to be found?’ Rumours abound of ex-circus cats roaming wild in the hills. But are the stories true? Join in the search, and discover lots of different animals in the Australian bush along the way.'

Source : publisher's blurb

1 y separately published work icon The Gallerist Michael Levitt , Fremantle : Fremantle Press , 2022 23162585 2022 single work novel

'Mark Lewis, a former surgeon, has found solace in running a small art gallery. When Jan, a local woman, brings him a painting for valuing, it looks uncannily like a painting by the enigmatic artist James Devlin. Yet Jan claims it was done by a seventeen-year-old boy called Charlie.

'As Mark searches for the painting's true provenance, he is joined by the attractive and clever Linda de Vries. But the pair will learn that James Devlin is a man whose past is as blank as an empty canvas, and he is determined to keep it that way.'

Source : publisher's blurb

1 y separately published work icon Alex Grant Mysteries Sally Scott , Fremantle : Fremantle Press , 2021- 21920068 2021 series - author novel
1 y separately published work icon Heading South : Far North Queensland to Western Australia by Rail Tim Richards , Fremantle : Fremantle Press , 2021 22959657 2021 single work prose travel

'Freelance travel writer and Lonely Planet guidebook contributor Tim Richards decides to shake up his life by taking an epic rail journey across Australia. Jumping aboard iconic trains like the Indian Pacific, Overland and Spirit of Queensland, he covers over 7,000 kilometres, from the tropics to the desert and from big cities to ghost towns. Tim's journey is one of classic travel highs and lows: floods, cancellations, extraordinary landscapes and forays into personal and public histories - as well as the steady joy of random strangers encountered along the way.' (Publication summary)

1 y separately published work icon Fromage Sally Scott , Fremantle : Fremantle Press , 2021 21920101 2021 single work novel crime

'Journalist Alex Grant is enjoying the last days of her summer holiday in Croatia when she is accosted by an old school friend, Marie Puharich, and her odious brother, Brian, both there to attend the funeral of their fearsome grandfather’s two loyal retainers. The only upside of the whole sorry business is meeting Marco, the family’s resident adonis. An incorrigible foodie, Alex is unable to resist Brian’s invitation to visit the family creamery in Australia’s south-west to snoop around for stories and eat her body weight in brie. But trouble has a way of finding Alex, not least because her curiosity is the size of a giant gouda wheel. What begins as a country jaunt in search of a juicy story will end in death, disaster and the destruction of multiple pairs of shoes.'

Source: Publisher's blurb.

1 y separately published work icon The River Mouth Karen Herbert , Fremantle : Fremantle Press , 2021 21919743 2021 single work novel crime

'Fifteen-year-old Darren Davies is found facedown in the Weymouth River with a gunshot wound to his chest. The killer is never found. Ten years later, his mother receives a visit from the local police. Sandra’s best friend has been found dead on a remote Pilbara road, and Barbara’s DNA matches the DNA found under Darren’s fingernails. When the investigation into her son’s murder is reopened, Sandra begins to question what she knew about her best friend. As she digs, she discovers that there are many secrets in her small town, and that her murdered son had secrets too.'

Source: Publisher's blurb.

1 y separately published work icon Beneath the Stars Ezekiel Kwaymullina , Sally Morgan (illustrator), Fremantle : Fremantle Press , 2021 21919426 2021 selected work picture book
1 y separately published work icon Inseparable Elements : Dame Mary Durack, a Daughter's Perspective Patsy Millett , Fremantle : Fremantle Press , 2021 21919315 2021 single work biography

'Dame Mary Durack Miller was born into a pastoral legacy that made her name famous even before she became one of Australia’s most popular literary doyennes of the 20th century. Best known for her history of the Durack family, Kings in Grass Castles, Dame Mary was married to aviation pioneer Horrie Miller and was a sibling to the artist Elizabeth Durack. Among the multifarious threads woven into her life, she became a friend and confident to many celebrated writers, actors and artists. Drawing on a great accumulation of first-hand sources, principally her mother’s diaries and correspondence, Patsy Millett’s book is about a well-known family who saw their prospects as blighted. Written from the unique perspective of someone born into the wash-up of the Durack dynasty, Patsy says her account ‘will be controversial, as the reality behind the generally accepted facts has never been told’. Millet’s story is unflinching. Her sharp, insightful prose and acerbic wit create an intimate portrait of an extraordinary writer whose family life was filled with triumph and tragedy.'

Source: Publisher's blurb.

1 y separately published work icon Stars in Their Eyes Jessica Walton , Aśka (illustrator), Fremantle : Fremantle Press , 2021 21918816 2021 single work graphic novel

'Maisie has always dreamed of meeting her hero, Kara Bufano, an amputee actor who plays a kick-arse amputee character in her favourite show. Fancon is big and exciting and exhausting. Then she meets Ollie, a cute volunteer who she has a lot in common with. Could this be the start of something, or will her mum, who doesn’t seem to know what boundaries are, embarrass her before she and Ollie have a chance?'

Source: Publisher's blurb.

1 y separately published work icon The Petticoat Parade : Madam Monnier and the Roe Street Brothels Leigh Straw , Fremantle : Fremantle Press , 2021 21861016 2021 single work biography

'The Petticoat Parade, a true crime biography and social history of Josie de Bray's life is the latest book from award-winning author, Leigh Straw.

'Josie de Bray, aka Madam Monnier, aka Marie Louise Monnier, was a brothel madam who owned most of Roe Street, Perth from WWI up to the 1940s. A returned soldier tried to shoot her dead in her brothel in 1917 and her 'bungalow' was at the centre of underworld violence in the 1920s. She returned to France before WWII to visit family and was bombed repeatedly out of homes there and captured by the Germans. She was a prisoner of war and one story has her in a concentration camp. She survived, returned to Perth in 1947 and took up business again in Roe Street, having made a fortune from the rent collected from her brothels while she was a prisoner of war, up until her death in 1953.' (Publication summary)

1 y separately published work icon Private Prosecution Lisa Ellery , Fremantle : Fremantle Press , 2021 21860896 2021 single work novel crime

'Written by lawyer-turned-writer Lisa Ellery, Craig Sisterson calls Private Prosecution 'a superb debut written with personality and pace, from an arresting new voice in Australian crime'.

'Andrew Deacon is young, fit and single, a junior prosecutor at the WA DPP with a bright future and a sense of entitlement to match. That future starts to look darker when he spends the night with an attractive stranger, Lily Constantine, and she is found murdered in her apartment the following day. Based on a conversation with Lil, Andrew believes he knows who killed her - a senior Western Australian criminal law barrister, Sam Godfrey SC, who is also Lil's brother-in-law. Andrew tells the police everything he knows, but his quest to bring Godfrey to justice provokes retaliation and soon Andrew is on the run, with no way forward but to prove Godfrey's guilt. This is a pacy, darkly comic whodunnit with a twist - Andrew knows who did it but the clock is ticking and he has to prove it before he gets himself taken out.' (Publication summary)

1 y separately published work icon Skimming Stones Maria Papas , Fremantle : Fremantle Press , 2021 21845892 2021 single work novel

'Grace first met her lover, Nate, as a teenager, their bond forged in the corridors and waiting rooms where siblings of cancer patients sit on the sidelines. Now an adult, for Grace, nursing is a comforting world of science and certainty. But the paediatric ward is also a place of miracles and heartbreak and, when faced with a dramatic emergency, Grace is confronted with memories of her sister’s illness. Heading south to Lake Clifton and the haunts of her childhood, Grace discovers that a stone cast across a lake sends out ripples long after the stone has gone.' (Publication summary)

1 y separately published work icon Crocodile Tears Alan Carter , Fremantle : Fremantle Press , 2021 21845756 2021 single work novel crime

'Detective Philip ‘Cato’ Kwong is investigating the death of a retiree found hacked to pieces in his suburban Perth home. The trail leads to Timor-Leste, with its recent blood-soaked history. There, he reunites with an old frenemy, the spook Rory Driscoll who, in Cato’s experience, has always occupied a hazy moral terrain.
'Resourceful, multilingual, and hard as nails, Rory has been Canberra’s go-to guy when things get sticky in the Asia-Pacific. Now Rory wants out. But first he’s needed to chaperone a motley group of whistleblowers with a price on their heads. And there’s one on his, too.' (Publication summary)

1 y separately published work icon Mel and Shell Julia Lawrinson , Fremantle : Fremantle Press , 2021 21518045 2021 single work novel children's young adult

'Mel and Shell is the latest book for middle readers from award-winning author Julia Lawrinson.

'Shell and Mel are best friends, united by their love of ABBA. But when Scary Sharon decides she wants to be friends with Shell, and Mel begins acting strangely, things start changing fast. Confiding in her pen pal from 1829, Shell discovers she has a lot to learn about loyalty, honesty and roller skating.' (Publication summary)

1 y separately published work icon Second Innings Barry Nicholls , Fremantle : Fremantle Press , 2021 21261416 2021 single work autobiography

'Life is like facing an opening bowler: the pitch is unknown, the ball is new and you don't know what will be delivered.

'A reflection on Barry Nicholls's life, Second Innings explores the author’s struggle with mental health and the road to recovery, using his love of the game of cricket to make sense of it all. Set partly in the present, Second Innings includes flashbacks through five decades of life and focuses particularly on the lives of the men across the generations of Barry Nicholls’ own family, and tells the story of Barry’s journey from teacher to print journalist to broadcaster.'

Source : publisher's blurb

1 y separately published work icon The Night Village Zoe Deleuil , Fremantle : Fremantle Press , 2021 21261312 2021 single work novel thriller

'When Australian expat Simone moves to London to start a career, getting pregnant is not on her agenda. But she’s excited to start a new life with her baby and determined to be a good mother. Even though her boyfriend Paul’s cold and grey apartment in the Barbican Estate seems completely ill-suited for a baby. Even though Simone and Paul have only known each other for a year. Even though she feels utterly unprepared for motherhood. The arrival of Paul’s cousin Rachel in the flat should be a godsend. But there is something about Rachel that Simone doesn’t trust. Fighting sleep deprivation and a rising sense of unease, she begins to question Rachel’s motives, and to wonder what secrets the cousins share.'

Source : publisher's blurb

1 y separately published work icon Stellarphant James Foley , James Foley (illustrator), Fremantle : Fremantle Press , 2021 21261190 2021 single work picture book children's

'Heroes come in all shapes, sizes and species. Stella wants to be an astronaut. There is only one problem: Stella is an elephant. Every time she applies to Space Command, they come up with a new reason she can’t join. But where there’s a will, there’s a way and Stella is determined to reach for the stars. Does she have the right stuff?'

Source : publisher's blurb

1 y separately published work icon A Year of Loving Kindness to Myself Brigid Lowry , Fremantle : Fremantle Press , 2021 20971599 2021 selected work essay

'A beautifully presented and uplifting book of contemplative, wry, sometimes funny essays about living thoughtfully and with care amidst life's challenges. If you're struggling to maintain grace and good humour amidst daily potholes and pitfalls, Brigid Lowry may be just the warm, wise and witty companion you need. Informed by contemporary psychology and Zen Buddhism, Brigid's essays offer reflections on everything from friendship to grief, and from gratitude to self-care. Give this book to a friend or gift it to yourself, A Year of Loving Kindness to Myself is all the encouragement you'll need to nurture you and those around you.'(Publication summary)

1 y separately published work icon Poems That Do Not Sleep Hassan Al Nawwab , Fremantle : Fremantle Press , 2021 20971558 2021 selected work poetry

'Hassan Al Nawwab is a former Iraqi soldier who came to Australia after the war with his family 20 years ago. With devastating simplicity, these imagistic poems speak of war and terror, of homesickness in exile, the blessings of peace and the pain of belonging. The collection is in two parts, 'Tree Flying' and 'Diaspora', and each poem is presented with its counterpart in Arabic on the opposite page, as translated from English by the poet himself.' (Publication summary)

1 1 y separately published work icon Vociferate 詠 Emily Sun , Fremantle : Fremantle Press , 2021 20971511 2021 selected work poetry

'The poems in Emily Sun's debut collection Vociferate | were inspired by diasporic Asian feminist writers. Like these writers, Emily resists Orientalist tropes as she explores the idea of national and transnational identities, relfects upon the concept of bleonging, and questions what it means to be Asian-Australian.'

Source: Publisher's blurb.

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