Mateship with Birds by Carrie Tiffany

By Carrie Tiffany

Within the early Fifties, a lonely farmer trains his binoculars on a raucous kin of kookaburras roosting subsequent to his dairy. As Harry observes the birds via a 12 months of dinner party, famine, delivery, loss of life, struggle, romance and tune, his neighbour, Betty, has her personal set of binoculars proficient on him. Betty's son, Michael, gravitates to the mild guy round the corner, and Harry, sensing Michael is able to stretch his wings, makes a decision to educate him approximately intercourse. Harry is familiar with every thing in regards to the land. yet what does he find out about ladies?

Mateship with Birds is a young, witty novel of younger lust and mature love. an excellent story of innocence misplaced, it celebrates existence on one small farm in an unlimited historical panorama, as a set of misfits query what a relations will be.

Victorian Premier's Literary Award Nominee for Vance Palmer Prize for Fiction (2012)
Women's Prize for Fiction Nominee for Longlist (2013)
The Stella Prize (2013)

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Diana's Altar (Joe Sandilands, Book 13) by Barbara Cleverly

By Barbara Cleverly

Cambridge, October 1933. contained in the previous All Hallows Church on All Hallows' Eve, healthcare professional Adelaide Hartest bears witness to the ultimate moments of a demise stranger. regardless of the dagger plunged into the stranger's chest, the demise is governed a suicide, compounded by way of a proper confession ahead of death.
The sufferer, it really is published, is understood to Scotland backyard, and Assistant Commissioner Joe Sandilands is shipped the entire manner from London to enquire. Thrown right into a lethal ring of cloak-and-dagger politics and high-society hedonism, Sandilands needs to discover the reality sooner than the Hellfire membership, an elite society composed of intelligentsia and aristocrats, topples the associations and harms the folk he has sworn to protect—especially one he has come to really love.

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The Lion of Boaz-Jachin and Jachin-Boaz by Russell Hoban

By Russell Hoban

In a not-so-distant destiny whilst lions are extinct Jachin-Boaz, a middle-aged mapmaker, leaves domestic with the glorious map that was once to inform his son the place to discover every little thing. within the ruins of a palace at Nineveh, his son Boaz-Jachin unearths the wall-carving of an excellent lion demise at the spear of an old king. In a chain of rituals, he inspires the long-dead lion and sends him out to stalk his father. Then he follows at the lion's song.

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The Four Swans (Poldark, Book 6) by Winston Graham

By Winston Graham

The 6th ebook within the mythical Poldark saga. Cornwall, 1795: even supposing Ross Poldark - now anything of a struggle hero - turns out safe in his hard-won prosperity, a brand new drawback faces him within the unexpected infatuation of a tender naval officer for his spouse Demelza. All 4 ladies - the 4 swans - whose lives contact Ross' face a challenge in those years. For his extensive Demelza, his previous love Elizabeth, for his friend's new spouse Caroline and for the sad Morwenna Chynoweth, those are instances of pressure and clash.

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The Dragon Scroll (Sugawara Akitada, Book 1) by I. J. Parker

By I. J. Parker

In an event jam-packed with road bandits, unscrupulous politicians, and renegade priests, The Dragon Scroll introduces readers to the vigorous international of eleventh-century Japan and an irrepressible hero—Sugawara Akitada. On his first professional task, Akitada—an impoverished nobleman and earnest younger executive clerk within the Ministry of Justice—is despatched from the capital urban on an almost very unlikely venture to the far away province of Kazusa to find why tax convoys are disappearing. within the politically murky international of the japanese court docket, he has been organize to fail. opposed to the percentages, the ever-resourceful Akitada, his aged servant Seimei, and his impudent bodyguard Tora are made up our minds to meet their venture and detect the reality in a city of harmful secrets and techniques.

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The Sword of Damascus (Aelric, Book 4) by Richard Blake

By Richard Blake

The victorious Muslim capital is the surroundings for the fourth within the attention-grabbing, action-packed sequence set within the death days of the Roman Empire

Murderous intrigue brings Aelric—Blake's attractive, murderous antihero—to Damascus because the successful Muslim caliphate sweeps up from Arabia to threaten Constantinople itself. Aelric is familiar with the secrets and techniques in the back of Greek Fire—the flame-throwers that experience saved what's left of the once-mighty Roman empire secure till now—and he has little or no selection approximately sharing them with the hot rulers. Or in order that they imagine, for Aelric has no longer misplaced any of the crafty and braveness that experience thus far stored him alive.

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Alexander in Babylon - Vollständige Ausgabe: Das letzte Jahr by Jakob Wassermann

By Jakob Wassermann

Dieses publication: "Alexander in Babylon (Historischer Roman) - Vollständige Ausgabe" ist mit einem detaillierten und dynamischen Inhaltsverzeichnis versehen und wurde sorgfältig korrekturgelesen.

Alexander in Babylon ist ein historischer Roman von Jakob Wassermann, der 1905 in Berlin erschien. Über den historischen Recherchen zum Roman habe der Autor vier Jahre verbracht. Zur Handlung: Im Frühling des Jahres 324 v. Chr. erreicht Alexander mit den Resten seines Heeres Susa. Alexander hält ein fürchterliches Strafgericht unter Statthaltern, Richtern und Steuerverwaltern ab, die seine lange Abwesenheit in Indien zur Bereicherung ausgenutzt hatten. Unter den Makedoniern in der Truppe Alexanders behauptet ein Soldat, der aus Ekbatana kommt, von dort aus rückten dreißigtausend junge Perser, in makedonische Rüstung eingekleidet und in allen Übungen der Phalanx geschult, an. Die Makedonier fürchten, Alexander vertraue ihnen, seinen Landsleuten, nicht mehr. Phason, einer ihrer Hauptleute, vernimmt das dumpfe Grollen des Aufruhrs. Probleme werden auf der Stelle mit dem Schwert gelöst. Phason tötet den Soldaten, der die Nachricht überbrachte. Alexander heiratet Stateira, Tochter des Dareios. Das Gesicht der Braut ist von einer merkwürdigen bösen Regungslosigkeit. Vielleicht denkt sie an ihre Nebenbuhlerin Roxane, die im Königspalast zu Babylon auf Alexander wartet. Hephästion fängt an der Hochzeitstafel einen einzigen Blick Alexanders auf und meint daraus ablesen zu können: Der König weiß alles über die letzte Verschwörung. Arrhidäos, zwei Jahre jünger als Alexander, ist Sohn des Königs Philipp und einer thessalischen Tänzerin...

Jakob Wassermann (1873-1934) conflict ein deutsch-jüdischer Schriftsteller.

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The Raiders (The Carpetbaggers, Book 2) by Harold Robbins

By Harold Robbins

The explosive sequel to The Carpetbaggers is decided in an environment of wealth, decadence, and unbridled sexuality, ranging in scene from Las Vegas to Mexico urban, long island and Havana. This electrifying story maintains the wire kinfolk saga, pitting Jonas wire, Jr. opposed to his illegitimate son, Bat, in a fight for keep an eye on of an unlimited fortune.

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