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In Australia By Jeroen Vogel
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“For nearly thirty years, Australia had been a conspicuous, light-yellow spot in the lower right corner on my world map that kept drawing my attention and filled me with curiosity, and I had... More > decided that it was time to have a closer look.” Jeroen Vogel’s quest to find the Real Australia lasted two years, during which he finds himself in front of a deadly snake, hides with Aboriginal children from the patrolling police car, milks 222 cows at 4am, finds employment at Bed Bug Backpackers, hikes the Overland Track on Tasmania, rides both the Ghan and Indian-Pacific Railway, and runs away from Perth’s Last Resort. The rather diverse cast of characters brings life to a fast-paced book that is written for both the young backpacker and the armchair traveller. Whether Jeroen Vogel found his real Australia is a question worth pondering, but, as the reader will discover, he most definitely was In Australia!< Less
A Quest for Life By Therese Dvir
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A straightforward and candid biography. The story starts off with the life of a young boy, born in Australia in 1939. This is a true and painful series of sequences the child and later on the... More > maturing boy and man is subjected to.< Less
Naldo A quest for lust, leisure and pleasure By Johannes Goes
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A humerous account of young Brazilian, Naldo, who after the rape of his girlfriend and his own kidnapping in Rio de Janeiro, decides to head for and make it in Europe. E-mail exchanges between him... More > and his brother spice the tales of his pursuits for lust, vengeance and love, which land him in jail in Portugal and have him soon after nail a pedophile time-share boss in Spain. After desperately having fallen in love in Australia, he meets on the way back to Europe via Hong Kong his future mother-in-law in Macao,China. All three of them, mom, daughter and Naldo settle down for a life of leisure and pleasure in the Algarve. The author, who is Dutch, traveled the world and lives in Brazil nowadays.< Less
Naldo A quest for lust, leisure and pleasure By Johannes Goes
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A humerous account of young Brazilian, Naldo, who after the rape of his girlfriend and his own kidnapping in Rio de Janeiro, decides to head for and make it in Europe. E-mail exchanges between him... More > and his brother spice the tales of his pursuits for lust, vengeance and love, which land him in jail in Portugal and have him soon after nail a pedophile time-share boss in Spain. After desperately having fallen in love in Australia, he meets on the way back to Europe via Hong Kong his future mother-in-law in Macao,China. All three of them, mom, daughter and Naldo settle down for a life of leisure and pleasure in the Algarve. The author, who is Dutch, traveled the world and lives in Brazil nowadays.< Less
The Voyage to the Promised Land By Will Keyes Byrne
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The alleged autobiography of Anglo-Irish Australian playwright Will Keyes Byrne.
With The Tiger By Inez Baranay
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Australian teenager Larry Darrell goes on a backpacking trip to India and finds his life changed for ever. Back home he refuses the opportunities and privileges of his former life and breaks up with... More > his fiancée Isabel. His travels seeking the meaning of chance and death take him to personal growth workshops, a fashionable ashram, the worlds of art and politics, a Buddhist monastery and an Indian saint. Meanwhile Isabel achieves wealth and status in marriage with Grey, a Queensland property developer. By the end of the 1980s they are bankrupt and disgraced. And Isabel will stop at nothing to get Larry back. Ten years later they meet again in Sydney, along with Isabel’s camp, domineering uncle Elliott, their grieving, badly-behaved old friend Sophie, and Will Maugham, the playwright who narrates this story. With The Tiger is a contemporary take on the Somerset Maugham novel The Razor’s Edge (1944), which popularised the idea of the Westerner’s search for meaning in “spiritual India”.< Less
What Men Wished Women Knew About Men By Terry Pickles
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A fictitious tale of man on a quest to teach women what men wished women knew about men. This quest takes him to places and times such 50000 BC where meets a woman he calls Eleven. He doesn't know... More > it but she is going to be a guide in his quest...< Less
War Among Gods By W.D Johnston
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Join David, in his quest to fight a mysterious foe, but what a waits him is nothing like what he excepted.
Jade is My Stone By Pat McGowan
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Shipton Kingsgate is obsessed with jade. this is Shipton’s crazy quest for his own special piece of this stone, even as the whole world, including the government, the markets, his ex-wife, even... More > his own judgement, seem to conspire against him. This is a novel written for the love of it, for the joy of writing. The author, Pat McGowan, loves jade and so jade is what he has chosen to write about. ‘I wanted to write about a beautiful subject and I chose the illustrious object, jade,’ he says.< Less
Saints and Relics By John Kelly
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A Casket containing a remarkable relic of a 17th Century nun, Saint Margaret Mary Alacoque, is stolen from a devout society in France by one of its members, a priest from Sydney. The priest, Father... More > James, secretly entrusts the casket to two women in Monterey Creek, a small country town in New South Wales.The Society immediately sends Monsignor Henri Pascal from Paris to Australia, to recover both the relic and a manuscript written by the nun, which describes her final revelation. When one of the women dies suddenly, and her house ransacked, the Monsignor becomes embroiled in the town’s affairs, including the local parish priest’s involvement with a single mother whose daughter claims to have had a vision of the Virgin Mary. When tragedy strikes during the Monterey Creek annual Festival of the Flowers, events threaten the Monsignor’s quest to find the stolen relics.< Less