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Fifty years after its first publication, Robin Boyd's bestselling The Australian Ugliness remains the definitive statement on how we live and think in the environments we create for ourselves. In it Boyd railed against Australia's promotion of ornament, decorative approach to design and slavish imitat... read more

Australian Ugliness
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 General Fiction

Series:Text Classics Ser.
Awards:Winner of Miles Franklin Literary Award 1963.

Based on the childhood of Sumner Locke Elliot, this novel is set in the Great Depression. PB, an orphan, lives a secure working-class life in Sydney. That's all about to change, however, when his Aunt Vanessa arrives from London and scoops him up to raise him as her own child."

Careful, He Might Hear You - Text Classics
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 Women's Erotic Fiction

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Introduced by Krissy Kneen First published in 1995, Eat Me became an instant international bestseller-and caused a scandal in the US. Julia is a photographer, Chantal edits a fashion magazine, Helen is a feminist academic and Philippa is a writer. These four friends... read more

Eat Me - Text Classics
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 Gay & Bi Male Fiction

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The final book by Sumner Locke Elliott, the award-winning author of Careful, He Might Hear You.

Fairyland
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 Biography and Memoir

Series:Text Classics
Awards:Winner of National Biography Award (Australia) 2003.

What exactly is the message of Robert Rose? One year after his death, twenty-six years after just another of our crashes, knowing the effect it had on his family and friends, and thousands of others who hardly knew him, I want to go back there, I want to examine my brother's life and reanimate him...

Rose Boys - Text Classics
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 Gay Male & Bi Biography

Series:Text Classics Ser.

John Foster's moving yet unsentimental account of the life of his partner, Juan Cespedes. In 1981 the young Cuban dancer Juan is a struggling dancer in NYC. There he meets John, an Australian historian. The two live in New York, where Juan tries to ma... read more

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Take Me to Paris, Johnny (Text Classic)
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 General Fiction

Series:Text Classics
Awards:Winner of Australian Literature Society Gold Medal 1937.

In the late afternoon of a day in February, that hottest of Australian summer months, when a brutal sun stood bronze above the river flats which you may see from the dormitory windows of Chatterton, Charles came to the school with his mother, walking from the railway station to the gates by a private ... read more

The Young Desire It - Text Classics
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