Visiting the Neighbours: Australians in Asia by Agnieszka Sobocinska

By Agnieszka Sobocinska

A million Australians went to Bali final 12 months, following the thousands of others who've made their method throughout Asia during the last century. Many tourists lower back pondering they knew Asia and their own reviews contributed to shaping well known attitudes. This soaking up booklet unpacks their studies, displaying how their encounters replaced the best way Australians considered themselves on this planet. Visiting the Neighbours tells the tale of Australian family with Asia from the ground up, reading the studies of a few of the hundreds of thousands of tourists and travelers who headed to the area for greater than 100 years. retailers, missionaries, pilgrims, infantrymen, hippies, diplomats, and backpackers all had an impression on international relations and diplomacy and Agnieszka Sobocinska’s publication is a daring and significant step in knowing the intersection among renowned opinion, prejudice, and diplomacy as Australia stands on the precipice of the Asian Century.

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The Costarella Conquest (Harlequin Presents) by Emma Darcy

By Emma Darcy

Jake Freedman is biding his time earlier than exacting vengeance at the guy who destroyed his kin. And if a blind date with Costarella's daughter will retain his bitterest enemy candy, Jake will don his bespoke Italian go well with and masks his cynicism with a killer smile.... Jake's practiced contact hooks the blameless Laura Costarella right into a harmful affair. however the treacherously tempting Laura is the single conquest Jake's ever wanted greater than the ruination of the Costarellas. apparently, consequently, revenge is a dish most sensible served red-hot!

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Other Anzacs, The: Nurses at War 1914-1918 by Peter Rees

By Peter Rees

I had my correct arm below a leg, which i assumed was once [the patient's], but if I lifted it i discovered to my horror that it was once a free leg with a boot and a puttee on it. It used to be one of many orderly's legs which have been blown off and had landed at the patient's mattress. tomorrow they discovered the trunk approximately 20 yards away.

By the top of the good War, 45 Australian and New Zealand nurses had died in out of the country carrier and more than 200 had been adorned. those have been girls who left for conflict on an event, yet have been quickly faced with extraordinary demanding situations for which their civilian lives may perhaps by no means have ready them. They have been there for the horrors of Gallipoli they usually have been there for the savagery the Western entrance. Within 12 hours of the slaughter at Anzac Cove they'd greater than 500 horrifically injured sufferers to have a tendency on one filled health center send, and rankings of deaths on all of the harrowing days that undefined. each evening used to be a nightmare. Their power and humanity have been striking. utilizing diaries and letters, Peter Rees takes us into the health center camps, wards, and tent surgical procedures at the fringe of essentially the most awful battlefronts of human historical past. yet he additionally permits the friendships and loves of those brave and compassionate ladies to counterpoint their studies, and ours. it is a very human tale from a distinct period, whilst girls had now not lengthy started their quest for equality and received the vote. They have been at the frontline of social swap in addition to struggle, and the hurdles they'd to beat and the associated fee they paid, in my view and professionally, cause them to a distinct crew in Anzac heritage. Profoundly relocating, The different Anzacs is tale of remarkable compassion and braveness proven by means of a bunch of Australian and New Zealand girls whose contribution to the Anzac legend has slightly been famous in background. Peter Rees has replaced our figuring out of that historical past forever.

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Children of the Street by Kwei J. Quartey

By Kwei J. Quartey

Within the slums of Accra, Ghana’s fast-moving, cosmopolitan capital, childrens are turning up useless. Inspector Darko Dawson has visible many crimes, yet this most up-to-date string of murders—in which all of the younger sufferers endure a chilling signature—is the main unsettling of his profession. Are those heinous acts a kind of formality killing or the paintings of a lone, cold-blooded monster? With time operating out, Dawson embarks on a harrowing trip throughout the city’s underbelly and confronts the brutal international of the city terrible, the place highway childrens are pressured to struggle for his or her very survival—and a crafty killer turns out simply out of achieve.

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Q & A: A Novel by Vikas Swarup

By Vikas Swarup

Vikas Swarup's incredible debut, which supplied the muse for the award-winning movie Slumdog Millionaire, is a page-turning and beguiling tale of affection, perseverance, and drama.

Vikas Swarup's striking debut novel opens in a prison phone in Mumbai, India, the place Ram Mohammad Thomas is being held after thoroughly answering all twelve questions about India's largest quiz convey, Who Will Win one billion? it truly is demanding to think negative orphan who hasn't ever learn a newspaper or long gone to varsity may possibly win the sort of contest. yet via a chain of exhilarating stories Ram explains to his legal professional how episodes in his lifestyles gave him the reply to every question.

Ram takes us on an grand evaluation of his personal history—from the day he used to be chanced on as a child within the outfits donation field of a Delhi church to his employment via a pale Bollywood big name to his experience with a security-crazed Australian military colonel to his occupation as a very artistic travel consultant on the Taj Mahal.

Swarup's Q & A is an enthralling combination of excessive comedy, drama, and romance that finds how we all know what we know—not almost about trivialities, yet approximately lifestyles itself. slicing throughout humanity in all its squalor and glory, Vikas Swarup provides a kaleidoscopic imaginative and prescient of the fight among strong and evil—and what occurs while one boy has no different selection in existence yet to outlive.

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Strangers in Their Own Land: A Century of Colonial Rule in by Francis X. Hezel S.J.

By Francis X. Hezel S.J.

"Hezel has written an authoritative and fascinating narrative of [a] succession of colonial regimes, drawing upon a wide variety of released and archival assets in addition to his personal substantial wisdom of the sector. it is a ‘conventional’ historical past, and an excellent one, centred totally on political and fiscal advancements. Hezel demonstrates a superb realizing of the complex family among directors, missionaries, investors, chiefs and commoners, in a variety of social and ancient settings." ―Pacific Affairs

"The story [of Strangers of their personal Land] is certainly one of interaction among 4 sequential colonial regimes (Spain Germany, Japan, and the U.S.) and the various island cultures they ruled. it's also a story of relationships between islands whose population didn't regularly see eye-to-eye and between people who fought inner most and public battles in these islands. Hezel conveys either the solidarity of function exerted by way of a colonial executive and the subversion of that goal by way of directors, academics, islands, and visitors.... [The] historical past is punctiliously supported by way of archival fabrics, first-person tales, and secondary assets. Hezel recognizes the ability of the visible while he ends his ebook by means of describing the exact flags that now substitute Spanish, German, eastern, and American symbols of rule. the scene epitomizes a topic of the publication: worldwide political and financial forces, even if colonial or post-colonial, can't erode the individuality each one island claims."―American ancient Review

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Death Most Definite (Death Works) by Trent Jamieson

By Trent Jamieson

Steven de Selby has a hangover. brilliant lighting, loud noise, and plenty of workout are the very last thing he desires. yet that is precisely what he will get while anyone starts off capturing at him.

Steven isn't any stranger to death-Mr. D's his boss after all-but whilst a lifeless woman saves him from sharing her destiny, he reveals himself at the incorrect finish of the barrel. His activity is to lead the stressed useless to the underworld yet now his consumers are his personal colleagues, associates, and family.

Mr. D's long gone lacking and with out one liable, the useless begin to upward push, the residing are hunted, and the total urban teeters near to a nearby apocalypse-unless Steven can shake his hangover, now not fall for the lifeless lady, and discover what occurred to his boss- that's, loss of life himself.

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White Flour, White Power: From Rations to Citizenship in by Tim Rowse

By Tim Rowse

This e-book makes a speciality of the colonial perform of rationing items to Aboriginal humans, arguing that a lot of the colonial event in principal Australia will be understood through seeing rationing as a basic, notwithstanding versatile, software of colonial executive. Rationing used to be the fabric foundation for a number of colonial ventures: medical, evangelical, pastoral and the postwar application of "assimilation." Combining background and anthropology in a cultural examine of rationing, this publication develops a brand new narrative of the colonization of important Australia.

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