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2 14 y separately published work icon The Good People Hannah Kent , ( trans. Leonie von Reppert-Bismarck et. al.agent with title Wo drei Flüsse sich kreuzen : Roman ) Munich : Droemer Knaur , 2017 10172836 2016 single work novel historical fiction

'The fires on the hills smouldered orange as the women left, pockets charged with ashes to guard them from the night. Watching them fade into the grey fall of snow, Nance thought she could hear Maggie's voice. A whisper in the dark.

'"Some folk are born different, Nance. They are born on the outside of things, with a skin a little thinner, eyes a little keener to what goes unnoticed by most. Their hearts swallow more blood than ordinary hearts; the river runs differently for them."

'Nóra Leahy has lost her daughter and her husband in the same year, and is now burdened with the care of her four-year-old grandson, Micheál. The boy cannot walk, or speak, and Nora, mistrustful of the tongues of gossips, has kept the child hidden from those who might see in his deformity evidence of otherworldly interference.

'Unable to care for the child alone, Nóra hires a fourteen-year-old servant girl, Mary, who soon hears the whispers in the valley about the blasted creature causing grief to fall upon the widow's house.

'Alone, hedged in by rumour, Mary and her mistress seek out the only person in the valley who might be able to help Micheál. For although her neighbours are wary of her, it is said that old Nance Roche has the knowledge. That she consorts with Them, the Good People. And that only she can return those whom they have taken...' (Publication summary)

7 2 y separately published work icon Ember Island Kimberley Freeman , ( trans. Susanne Goga-Klinkenberg with title Das Sternenhaus : Roman ) Munich : Droemer Knaur , 2014 Z1913399 2013 single work novel mystery historical fiction

'From nineteenth-century England to present-day Australia - a riveting story of secrets and scandal.

'1891: Orphaned as a small child, Tilly Kirkland found a loving, safe home with her grandfather in Dorset. But nineteenth-century England is an unforgiving place for a young woman with limited means and as her grandfather's health fails, it seems perfect timing that she meets Jasper Dellafore. Yet her new husband is not all he seems. Alone in the Channel Islands, Tilly finds her dream of a loving marriage is turning into a nightmare.

'2012: Bestselling novelist Nina Jones is struggling with writer's block and her disappointing personal life. Nothing is quite working. After a storm damages Starwater, her house on Ember Island, she decides to stay for a while and oversee the repairs: it s a perfect excuse to leave her problems behind her on the mainland. Then Nina discovers diary pages hidden in the walls of the old home. And a mystery unravels that she is determined to solve.

'Though the two women are separated by years, Starwater House will alter the course of both their lives. Nina will find that secrets never stay buried and Tilly learns that what matters most is trusting your heart. '

17 49 y separately published work icon Burial Rites Hannah Kent , ( trans. Leonie Reppert-Bismarck with title Das Seelenhaus ) Munich : Droemer Knaur , 2014 Z1828606 2013 single work novel historical fiction (taught in 1 units)

'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 out the time leading to her execution on the farm of District Officer Jon Jonsson, his wife and their two daughters. Horrified to have a convicted murderess in their midst, the family avoids speaking with Agnes. Only Toti, the young assistant reverend appointed as Agnes's spiritual guardian, is compelled to try to understand her, as he attempts to salvage her soul. As the summer months fall away to winter and the hardships of rural life force the household to work side by side, Agnes's ill-fated tale of longing and betrayal begins to emerge. And as the days to her execution draw closer, the question burns: did she or didn't she?

'Based on a true story, Burial Rites is a deeply moving novel about personal freedom: who we are seen to be versus who we believe ourselves to be, and the ways in which we will risk everything for love. In beautiful, cut-glass prose, Hannah Kent portrays Iceland's formidable landscape, where every day is a battle for survival, and asks, how can one woman hope to endure when her life depends upon the stories told by others?' (Publisher's blurb)

1 y separately published work icon Die verbotene Geschichte Annette Dutton , Munich : Droemer Knaur , 2013 6431982 2013 single work novel
1 y separately published work icon Der geheimnisvolle Garten Annette Dutton , Munich : Droemer Knaur , 2012 6431473 2012 single work novel
2 3 y separately published work icon Storm Bay Patricia Shaw , ( trans. Susanne Goga-Klinkenberg with title Insel der glühenden Sonnen : Roman ) Munich : Droemer Knaur , 2004 Z1402673 2004 single work novel historical fiction 'A powerful testament to the human spirit, Storm Bay looks back to the early days of Van Diemen's Land and the thousands of prisoners who suffered severe mental and physical cruelty, but rose above it to create a great State and earn the respect of a nation.' (Publisher's blurb, back cover)
2 2 y separately published work icon The Five Winds Patricia Shaw , ( trans. Karin Dufner et. al.agent with title Wind des Sudens ) Munich : Droemer Knaur , 2004 Z1096236 2003 single work novel historical fiction
2 y separately published work icon The Stone of Oakenfast Sophie Masson , ( trans. Unknown with title Der Konig der Elfen ) Munich : Droemer Knaur , 2004 Z912002 2000 single work novel historical fiction fantasy romance

'In answer to a call from the Otherworld, poet and troubadour Marie de France travels to the borderlands of Wales with her beloved knight and betrothed, Llew. When the travellers are set upon in a plot to steal Marie's ancient necklace, dwellers of the Otherworld of Oakenfast come to their rescue, led by the mysterious Greenleaf.' (Publication summary)

2 1 y separately published work icon The Lady of the Flowers Sophie Masson , ( trans. Unknown with title Die Herrin der Blumen ) Munich : Droemer Knaur , 2004 Z509521 1999 single work novel historical fiction romance fantasy

'Marie de France, poet and lover of the famed Richard the Lionheart, is determined to free her faithful knight Llew from the spell that has transformed him into a swan. But to do so she must travel from France to St Non's Well in the magical land of Wales.

'Frustration mounts as the very heavens themselves seem to conspire against Marie's departure from the court of Richard's father, Henry II, at Anjou. And when at last she embarks for Britain, Marie finds she must interrupt her journey again to pay homage to Richard's brilliant, exiled mother, Eleanor of Aquitaine, at Salisbury.

'On reaching Eleanor's court, Marie's strange and vivid dreams of an ethereal lady of the flowers are the first hint of the machinations of the magical Otherworld in Llew's fate. And so begins an extraordinary adventure which will change Marie's life irrevocably'.

Source: bookseller's website.

2 y separately published work icon The Dream Seekers Patricia Shaw , ( trans. Elisabeth Hartmann with title Im Land der tausend Sonnen : Roman ) Munich : Droemer Knaur , 2003 Z1402639 2001 single work novel crime historical fiction
4 1 y separately published work icon Child of the Prophecy Juliet Marillier , ( trans. Regina Winter with title Das Kind der Sturme : Roman ) Munich : Droemer Knaur , 2003 Z922201 2001 single work novel fantasy 'The folk of Sevenwaters have always done their best to be loyal custodians of the old ways of Ireland. They are a people bound into the very lifeblood of the land. This has caused much joy, but also heartbreak. An old feud with the Britons is stirring, and otherworldly forces seek a hand in its resolution. And now it is Fainne, the reclusive daughter of Niamh and granddaughter to Sorcha, who must shoulder the burden of charting a safe path to the future. Plucked from her remote home and sent to Sevenwaters, Fainne must decide where she stands, for she has opposing forces coursing through her blood. Can she turn her back on those she has begun to love and destroy the chosen one - the child of the prophecy? Or will love, once and for all, prevail?' - Libraries Australia
2 6 y separately published work icon The Knight by the Pool Sophie Masson , ( trans. Unknown with title Im Wald der Traume ) Germany : Droemer Knaur , 2003 Z544013 1998 single work novel historical fiction romance fantasy

'Marie de France, the young wife of an elderly Breton lord, finds the course of her life forever changed by an encounter with a mysterious knight in a deep and dangerous forest filled with magic. A year later, newly widowed, and on her way to her ancestral home, Marie comes face to face with another aspect of her destiny in a passionate encounter with the famous Richard the Lionheart. Like Marie, Richard is a poet and troubadour. But he's also the second son of the king of England, Henry Plantagenet, and his wife, Eleanor d'Aquitaine, not to mention betrothed to the king of France's daughter... But something even more dangerous than the political considerations of kings is stalking Marie, and when long shape-shifting shadows from the past reach out to claim her, she must face their terrifying powers...'.

Source: bookseller's website.

1 1 y separately published work icon Girls' Night In Penguin (publisher), ( trans. Bettina Schmied with title Girls Night: wie Frauen l�stern und lachen ) Munich : Droemer Knaur , 2002 Z1003106 2002 series - publisher
2 4 y separately published work icon Girls' Night In Jessica Adams (editor), Chris Manby (editor), Fiona Walker (editor), ( trans. Bettina Schmied with title Girls Night: wie Frauen l�stern und lachen ) Munich : Droemer Knaur , 2002 Z792893 2000 anthology short story prose
4 2 y separately published work icon Where the Willows Weep Patricia Shaw , ( trans. Veronika Cordes et. al.agent with title Heisse Erde : Roman ) Munich : Droemer Knaur , 2002 Z476140 1993 single work novel historical fiction In the 1860s, in Australia, a woman faces a dilemma. The man she loves is married and might never leave his wife. In the meantime she is penniless and a wealthy widower is proposing marriage. Keep waiting or marry? The background is a war against the Aborigines.(OCLC record).
2 y separately published work icon East of the City Grant Sutherland , Munich : Droemer Knaur , 2001 Z1442953 1998 single work novel thriller With a penthouse flat and a fat-cat salary, Ian Russell has managed to leave his past as a bookie's son behind him. But when his mentor, Sebastian Ward, is kidnapped, and a deal he's brokered ends up in court, he is sucked into a conspiracy which threatens to make all his nightmares come true. (Publisher blurb)
3 1 y separately published work icon Wise Women of the Dreamtime : Aboriginal Tales of the Ancestral Powers K. Langloh Parker , Joanna Lambert (editor), ( trans. Martin Rometsch with title Weise Frauen aus der Traumzeit : Das Geheime Wissen der Aborigines ) Munich : Droemer Knaur , 2000 Z467405 1993 selected work prose dreaming story

Extending deep into the caverns of humanity's oldest memories, beyond 60,000 years of history and the Dreamtime, this collection of Australian Aboriginal myths has been passed down through the generations by tribal storytellers... In these stories, women tell of their own initiations and ceremonies, the origins and destiny of humanity, and the behavioural code for society'. (Source: back cover, 1993 edition)

6 24 y separately published work icon Candy Luke Davies , ( trans. Karin Dufner et. al.agent )expression Munich : Droemer Knaur , 1999 Z253307 1997 single work novel (taught in 4 units) He met Candy during a lush Sydney summer. Gorgeous, sexy, free-spirited Candy. They fell in love fast, lots of laughter and lust, the days melting warmly into each other. He never planned to give her a habit. But she wanted a taste. And wasn't love, after all, about sharing lives? But when the money ran out, the craving remained, and the days ceased their luxurious stretch. But there was still love. Only now, it was a threesome. Heroin had its own demands, its own timetable, and thoughts of nabbing the next fix hurled them into each day. Then, when desperation set in, Candy would stop at nothing to secure a blast, as she and her love became hostage to the nightmarish world of addiction. (Source: Trove)
3 y separately published work icon Due Diligence Grant Sutherland , ( trans. Ute Thiemann with title Todliche Ubernahme ) Munich : Droemer Knaur , 1998 Z1442949 1997 single work novel thriller crime With his marriage on the rocks and the family-owned merchant bank threatened by a hostile take-over, life for Raef Carlton could hardly get any worse. But then Daniel Stewart, Raef's closest friend and Carltons' Treasurer, is found shot at point-blank range, and Raef's life plunges into freefall. (Publisher blurb)
4 3 y separately published work icon The Back of Beyond Barbara Bickmore , ( trans. Uschi Gnade with title Wer den Himmel berührt : Australienroman ) Munich : Droemer Knaur , 1996 Z305303 1994 single work novel Dr. Cassandra Clarke is a survivor. Born in Australia, brought up in the United States, she fought her way through medical school -- an exclusively male domain. Now, an ill-fated love affair drives the respected physician back to her native land, to take part in one of humankind's most noble and daring experiments: The Australian Flying Doctor Service. In THE BACK OF BEYOND, Dr. Cassandra Clarke, is the first woman doctor in the AFDS. Cassandra carves out an uncertain future, risking her own life to fly to remote sheep stations to perform heroic, life-saving operations. And as her courage as a healer is tested, her heart is challenged by the passionate demands of three men -- a pilot, a doctor, and a rancher -- who will change her world forever. Set against the sweeping panorama of Australia's great wilderness -- a harsh, beautiful land of kangaroos, wild aborigines and daring immigrants who've come in search of a better future -- THE BACK OF BEYOND tells the intimate story of a woman who journeys from tragedy to triumph, from loss to breathtaking love ... as she confronts the choices every woman must make at least once in her life. (Source: author's website http://www.barbarabickmore.com/the-back-of-beyond.html)
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