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Author : Rebecca Sparrow
Publisher : Univ. of Queensland Press
Release : 2013-07-01
Page : 218
Category : Fiction
ISBN 13 : 0702252298
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Bubble skirts. Transvision Vamp. Corkscrew perms. ‘21 Jump Street’. It's 1989 and Rachel Hill is the girl most likely to succeed. And the girl most likely to have everything under control ... that is, until her father invites the moody Nick McGowan to live with them. With the help of her best friend Zoe, Rachel battens down the hatches in preparation for Nick McGowan to move into her old bedroom and into her life. Nick immediately labels Rachel as uptight. With bad taste in music. Rachel immediately labels Nick a no-hoper. With a bad attitude. But it's a secret from Nick's past that will draw them together and make the year Nick McGowan came to stay one that Rachel will never forget. From the bestselling author of The Girl Most Likely.


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Publisher :
Release : 2012
Page : 81
Category : Friendship
ISBN 13 :
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Author : Rebecca Sparrow
Publisher : Univ. of Queensland Press
Release : 2003
Page : 284
Category : Literary Criticism
ISBN 13 : 9780702233456
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When you were 17, what did you think your life would be like when you hit 27? At 17, Rachel Hill was the girl most likely to succeed. At 27, with an Honours degree and a career as a travel writer, she thinks that marriage is the only thing missing from this perfect trifecta. Her American boyfriend is smart and gorgeous, just the guy everyone thought she'd find. But one rash decision changes everything. Suddenly Rachel finds herself living back at home in her childhood bedroom, nannying a surly six-year-old and watching Mary Tyler Moore re-runs. Her friends worry she's having a 'quarter-life' crisis - but the real story is far more bizarre. As she confronts her idea of perfection, she finds that happiness is living the life you want to live, rather than the one you're expected to.


Author : Rebecca Sparrow
Publisher : University of Queensland Press
Release : 2013-11-01
Page : 136
Category : Self-Help
ISBN 13 : 0702252557
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Everybody knows that high school can be tough, especially when your best friend behaves like your worst enemy, the person you have a crush on fails to notice you exist, and your athletic skills come in for universal derision. Bestselling author Rebecca Sparrow explains how to get through it all with the help of Ruby Rose, Wil Anderson, and other celebrities. Together they explain how bouncing back, trusting your instincts, and finding your tribe can make all the difference. This is an indispensable guide for adolescents for surviving—and enjoying—their teen years.


Author : Rebecca Sparrow
Publisher :
Release : 2016-01-29
Page : 246
Category : Juvenile Fiction
ISBN 13 : 9780369313034
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From bestselling author Rebecca Sparrow, comes the little book of information that every young woman should read. Ask Me Anything is a question - and - answer style book for Australian teenage girls. Set out in an easy - to - read, open - at - any - page format, it covers deeply personal and real questions girls want to ask and find a trusted answer for: 'I'm ugly. How will I ever get a boyfriend?' or 'Do I need to know what I want to be when I'm older?' or 'How can I be more popular?' or 'How do you know if your friends really like you?' From the author of Find Your Tribe and Find Your Feet, Rebecca Sparrow has written the perfect big sister book, full of advice, wisdom and humour. This little book will be invaluable and a must - read for those who need a little help with friendship, life, love and family.


Author : Dana Reinhardt
Publisher : Ember
Release : 2008
Page : 227
Category : Young Adult Fiction
ISBN 13 : 0375844546
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Seventeen-year-old Harper Evans hopes to escape the effects of her father's divorce on her family and friendships by volunteering her summer to build a house in a small Tennessee town devastated by a tornado.


Author : Rebecca Sparrow
Publisher : University of Queensland Press(Australia)
Release : 2014-04-01
Page : 144
Category : Health & Fitness
ISBN 13 : 9780702249624
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Everybody knows deciding what to do after high school can be tough, especially when: your year 12 results weren't what you'd hoped for you have no clue what you want to do with The Rest of Your Life your parents are obsessed with you studying law/accounting/puppetry despite the fact you'd rather, well, gnaw off your own arm So how do you get through it? Bestselling author Rebecca Sparrow is back to share the advice she wished someone had told her when she left school. Like how to decide if your dream is really a career or just a hobby. Or how to find a mentor and deal with your first workplace humiliation. And why being a 'people pleaser' is a fast track to misery. If you loved Find you tribe (and 9 other things I wish I'd known in high school) this book is the guide to help you find your feet.


Author : Nick Earls
Rebecca Sparrow
Publisher : Penguin Group Australia
Release : 2007-07-30
Page : 243
Category : Juvenile Fiction
ISBN 13 : 0143006916
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Joel and Cat Set the Story Straight is two weeks in the life of Joel Hedges and Cat Davis. Joel would prefer to get through his final year of high school without Cat Davis or his mother's faux Spanish boyfriend and just hang-out with his best-friend Luke. Cat Davis has an annoying best-friend, an even more annoying little brother, and a deep abiding hatred of Joel Hedges. Due to an unfortunate incident involving a leaking pen and suspected outbreak of Bird Flu, Joel and Cat are forced to sit next to each other in Extension English. To make matters worse, and to their mutual horror, they are paired together for a tandem story writing assignment. What ensues reveals a lot about how smug teenage boys are and what teenage girls really think. No, wait – it's about a sane female and an insane male. It's about revenge and mistaken identity.


Author : Emma Grey
Publisher : HarperCollins
Release : 2017-10-01
Page : 288
Category : Juvenile Fiction
ISBN 13 : 1460709403
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'It's the literary equivalent of eating Tim Tams in your PJs on a Sunday afternoon. I loved this book' - Rebecca Sparrow, author of The Year Nick McGowan Came to Stay Seventeen-year-old Kat Hartland loathes Unrequited, theworld's biggest boy band. She's 100 per cent immune to 'perfect' singer AngusMarsden and his unfailingly predictable lyrics. Show her the anti-fan club ... she wants to be itspresident! Just give her a proper musician. Or maybe the seriouslyhot med student who rescued her on the train. Ideal formal partner, right? Ideal everything ... But when Kat comes face to face with Angus Marsdenhimself, things start to get complicated. Throw in a deranged female singer, an enraged fandom,final exams, a part in a musical and a mum who just doesn't get it.


Author : Jenny McLachlan
Publisher : Feiwel & Friends
Release : 2015-04-28
Page : 192
Category : Young Adult Fiction
ISBN 13 : 1250080134
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Debut author Jenny McLachlan weaves a warm and hilarious story of friendship and dance starring the refreshing and plucky Bea Hogg in Flirty Dancing, the first book in the Ladybirds series! Bea Hogg is shy, but she has a fiery core that she doesn't let many see. When the national dance competition Starwarscomes to her school looking for talent, she wants to sign up. It's just her luck that her best friend Kat ditches her and agrees to enter with school super-witch Pearl Harris (and Bea's former best friend). Bea is determined to fight back! But when the school hottie, Ollie Matthews, who also happens to be Pearl's boyfriend, decides to enter the competition with Bea to jive dance, she will have more than a fight on her hands.


Author : Andy McNab
Publisher : Random House
Release : 2008-10-02
Page : 512
Category : Fiction
ISBN 13 : 1407039172
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Nick Stone's first explosive mission. Tough, resourceful, ruthless - as an SAS trooper, Nick Stone was one of the best. Now he's back on the streets. After a botched mission, the Regiment no longer want his services. But British Intelligence does - as a deniable operator. It's the dirtiest job in a very, very dirty world. In Washington DC, it's about to get dirtier still. On the apparently routine tail of two terrorists, he discovers the bodies of an ex-SAS officer and his family. Soon he's on the run with the lone survivor of the bloodbath - a seven year old girl. And whilst she can identify the killers, only Stone can keep them at bay - and solve a mystery whose genesis takes him back to the most notorious SAS mission in recent history... Remote Control is the first of Andy McNab's blistering Nick Stone thrillers - bestsellers whose landscape is so compellingly close to the truth that they had to be vetted by the Ministry of Defence, and could only be published as fiction... 'Nick Stone is one of the great all-action characters of recent times' Daily Mirror


Author : Lisa Jewell
Publisher : Simon and Schuster
Release : 2019-11-05
Page : 352
Category : Fiction
ISBN 13 : 1501190121
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INSTANT NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER A GOOD MORNING AMERICA COVER TO COVER BOOK CLUB PICK “Rich, dark, and intricately twisted, this enthralling whodunit mixes family saga with domestic noir to brilliantly chilling effect.” —Ruth Ware, New York Times bestselling author “A haunting, atmospheric, stay-up-way-too-late read.” —Megan Miranda, New York Times bestselling author From the #1 New York Times bestselling author of Then She Was Gone comes another page-turning look inside one family’s past as buried secrets threaten to come to light. Be careful who you let in. Soon after her twenty-fifth birthday, Libby Jones returns home from work to find the letter she’s been waiting for her entire life. She rips it open with one driving thought: I am finally going to know who I am. She soon learns not only the identity of her birth parents, but also that she is the sole inheritor of their abandoned mansion on the banks of the Thames in London’s fashionable Chelsea neighborhood, worth millions. Everything in Libby’s life is about to change. But what she can’t possibly know is that others have been waiting for this day as well—and she is on a collision course to meet them. Twenty-five years ago, police were called to 16 Cheyne Walk with reports of a baby crying. When they arrived, they found a healthy ten-month-old happily cooing in her crib in the bedroom. Downstairs in the kitchen lay three dead bodies, all dressed in black, next to a hastily scrawled note. And the four other children reported to live at Cheyne Walk were gone. In The Family Upstairs, the master of “bone-chilling suspense” (People) brings us the can’t-look-away story of three entangled families living in a house with the darkest of secrets.


Author : Claire McGowan
Publisher : Thomas & Mercer
Release : 2019-10-24
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Category : Fiction
ISBN 13 : 9781542093156
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She's a total stranger. But she knows who you are... Suzi did a bad thing. She's paying for it now, pregnant, scared, and living in an isolated cottage with her jealous husband, Nick. When Nora moves into the only house nearby, Suzi is delighted to have a friend. So much so that she's almost tempted to tell Nora her terrible secret. But there's more to Nora than meets the eye. It's impossible--does she already know what Suzi did? Meanwhile, Elle spends her days in her perfect home, fixated on keeping up appearances. But when her husband betrays her, it unravels a secret going all the way back to her childhood. She'll do whatever it takes to hold on to him, even if that means murder. After all, she's done it before... Caught up in their own secrets and lies, these strangers will soon realise they have more in common than they could ever have imagined. When a shocking event brings them together, their lives will never be the same again.


Author : Chris Vick
Publisher : Head of Zeus Ltd
Release : 2019-08-08
Page : 320
Category : Young Adult Fiction
ISBN 13 : 1789541360
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'A thrilling and a magical book' Sally Gardner. Storm, shipwreck, survival. Chris Vick's novel delves deep into the might and majesty of the unpredictable ocean, the strength of an unlikely friendship between a British boy and a Berber girl and their will to survive against all the odds. A British boy narrowly survives the sinking of his yacht in a huge storm off the coast of Morocco. After days alone at sea in a tiny rowing boat Bill rescues a girl clinging for her life to a barrel. Aya, from the nomadic Berber tribe, was escaping to Europe when her migrant ship was destroyed in the same storm. Through endless days and star-spangled nights, they drift – mere specks on the vast, empty ocean – weakened by fear, hunger, and burned by the unforgiving sun. Aya tells Bill about The Arabian Nights, and Shahrazad, who told 1001 stories to save her life. As hope of rescue begins to fade, they find strength in these tales of magic, brave heroes, wily thieves, greedy sultans, and courageous girls. When they land on a desert island, they're surprised to be confronted by a stranger who is not what he seems... and back out on the waves once more in the dark deep, a shadow follows...


Author : Dana Reinhardt
Publisher : Wendy Lamb Books
Release : 2008-12-18
Page : 240
Category : Young Adult Fiction
ISBN 13 : 0307485846
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There was a man. He had a knife. He attacked us down by the river.It was just a harmless little lie.Anna, Emma and Mariah concoct a story about why they're late getting home one night—a story that will replace their parents' anger withconcern. They just have to stand by it. No matter what. Suddenly the police are involved, and the town demands that someone be punished. And then there is the man who is arrested and accused of a crime that never happened.


Author : Shaun Bythell
Publisher : Melville House
Release : 2018-09-04
Page : 320
Category : Biography & Autobiography
ISBN 13 : 1612197256
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A WRY AND HILARIOUS ACCOUNT OF LIFE AT A BOOKSHOP IN A REMOTE SCOTTISH VILLAGE "Among the most irascible and amusing bookseller memoirs I've read." --Dwight Garner, New York Times "Warm, witty and laugh-out-loud funny..."—Daily Mail The Diary of a Bookseller is Shaun Bythell's funny and fascinating memoir of a year in the life at the helm of The Bookshop, in the small village of Wigtown, Scotland—and of the delightfully odd locals, unusual staff, eccentric customers, and surreal buying trips that make up his life there as he struggles to build his business . . . and be polite . . . When Bythell first thought of taking over the store, it seemed like a great idea: The Bookshop is Scotland's largest second-hand store, with over one hundred thousand books in a glorious old house with twisting corridors and roaring fireplaces, set in a tiny, beautiful town by the sea. It seemed like a book-lover's paradise . . . Until Bythell did indeed buy the store. In this wry and hilarious diary, he tells us what happened next—the trials and tribulations of being a small businessman; of learning that customers can be, um, eccentric; and of wrangling with his own staff of oddballs (such as ski-suit-wearing, dumpster-diving Nicky). And perhaps none are quirkier than the charmingly cantankerous bookseller Bythell himself turns out to be. But then too there are the buying trips to old estates and auctions, with the thrill of discovery, as well as the satisfaction of pressing upon people the books that you love . . . Slowly, with a mordant wit and keen eye, Bythell is seduced by the growing charm of small-town life, despite —or maybe because of—all the peculiar characters there.


Author : William Feaver
Publisher : Knopf
Release : 2021-01-19
Page : 576
Category : Biography & Autobiography
ISBN 13 : 0525657673
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The first biography of the epic life of one of the most important, enigmatic and private artists of the 20th century. Drawn from almost 40 years of conversations with the artist, letters and papers, it is a major work written by a well-known British art critic. Lucian Freud (1922-2011) is one of the most influential figurative painters of the 20th century. His paintings are in every major museum and many private collections here and abroad. William Feaver's daily calls from 1973 until Freud died in 2011, as well as interviews with family and friends were crucial sources for this book. Freud had ferocious energy, worked day and night but his circle was broad including not just other well-known artists but writers, bluebloods, royals in England and Europe, drag queens, fashion models gamblers, bookies and gangsters like the Kray twins. Fierce, rebellious, charismatic, extremely guarded about his life, he was witty, mischievous and a womanizer. This brilliantly researched book begins with the Freuds' life in Berlin, the rise of Hitler and the family's escape to London in 1933 when Lucian was 10. Sigmund Freud was his grandfather and Ernst, his father was an architect. In London in his twenties, his first solo show was in 1944 at the Lefevre Gallery. Around this time, Stephen Spender introduced him to Virginia Woolf; at night he was taking Pauline Tennant to the Gargoyle Club, owned by her father and frequented by Dylan Thomas; he was also meeting Sonia Orwell, Cecil Beaton, Auden, Patrick Leigh-Fermor and the Aly Khan, and his muse was a married femme fatale, 13 years older, Lorna Wishart. But it was Francis Bacon who would become his most important influence and the painters Frank Auerbach and David Hockney, close friends. This is an extremely intimate, lively and rich portrait of the artist, full of gossip and stories recounted by Freud to Feaver about people, encounters, and work. Freud's art was his life—"my work is purely autobiographical"—and he usually painted only family, friends, lovers, children, though there were exceptions like the famous small portrait of the Queen. With his later portraits, the subjects were often nude, names were never given and sittings could take up to 16 months, each session lasting five hours but subjects were rarely bored as Freud was a great raconteur and mimic. This book is a major achievement, a tour de force that reveals the details of the life and innermost thoughts of the greatest portrait painter of our time. Volume I has 41 black and white integrated images, and 2 eight-page color inserts.


Author : Suncorp
Publisher : Suncorp
Release : 2019-08-20
Page :
Category : Family & Relationships
ISBN 13 :
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She says she is not sporty and doesn’t like sport? She says she is not good enough to make the team? She doesn’t want to play anymore because it's gotten too serious? She wants to quit because life is too busy? When it comes to girls and sport, these are all problems that most parents, coaches or mentors face at some stage. Girls dropping out of sport is an issue that needs addressing as over half of girls turn their back on sport by the age of 17. It’s also the reason that the Suncorp Team Girls program was established, because our research also tells us that sport makes girls feel more confident. It plays a critical role in nurturing their perseverance, resilience and confidence; essential skills teen girls need now and in the future. Team Girls is committed to keeping girls in the game and decreasing the dropout rate in sport. Team Girls is dedicated to fostering and promoting girls’ participation in sport. It’s about girls supporting girls, building up their confidence, and knowing they’re stronger when they stand together – on and off the court. And it's why our Team Girls Ambassadors Clare McMeniman and Rebecca Sparrow have penned the Game On book, a guide to keeping our girls playing sport.


Author : Kathleen McGowan
Publisher : Simon and Schuster
Release : 2012-12-11
Page : 336
Category : Fiction
ISBN 13 : 1471105415
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Once there was a gospel written in Christ's own hand: a treasure of almost unimaginable magnitude, referred to by the Cathars of medieval France as The Book of Love... Fresh from her successful search for the long-hidden scrolls written by Mary Magdelene, journalist Maureen Pascal now finds herself on the trail of the legendary lost gospel known as the Book of Love. But just as there were those who would stop at nothing to seize and suppress the Book of Love seven centuries ago, so there are those today who are equally determined that its radical message should never be revealed. In a race across Italy and France, new dangers await Maureen and her lover Sinclair as they begin to uncover secrets and shine new light on the hidden corners of Christianity. Combining expert research with dazzling plot twists, The Book of Love is sure to thrill readers as they follow Maureen's search for clues through some of the world's greatest art, architecture and history, until a potentially fatal encounter reveals the Book of Love to her -- and to us.


Author : Keri Arthur
Publisher : Dell Publishing Company
Release : 2010
Page : 372
Category : Fiction
ISBN 13 : 0440246385
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Riley Jenson, a rare hybrid of vampire and werewolf, and her twin brother, Rhoan, work with the Melbourne Directorate of Other Races to protect humans from supernatural races, but when Rhoan disappears while on a mission, Riley learns she cannot depend on her employer to find her brother and sets out into the night to save him.