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The Shep­herd’s Hut

By Tim Win­ton

Out March/Pen­guin

Jaxie dreads go­ing home. His mum’s dead. The old man bashes him with­out mercy, and he wishes he was an or­phan. But no one’s ever told Jaxie Clack­ton to be care­ful what he wishes for.

In one ter­ri­ble mo­ment his life is stripped to lit­tle more than what he can carry and how he can keep him­self alive. There’s just one per­son left in the world who un­der­stands him and what he still dares to hope for. But to reach her he’ll have to cross the vast salt­lands on a trek that only a dreamer or a fugi­tive would at­tempt.

The Shep­herd’s Hut is a look at what it takes to keep love and hope alive in a parched and bru­tal world.

Aussie au­thor Tim Win­ton is best known for his books Could­street and Breathe. Bridge Burn­ing and Other Hob­bies

By Kitty Flana­gan

Out: March/Allen & Un­win One of the na­tion’s favourite en­ter­tain­ers, Kitty Flana­gan is re­leas­ing a book which is sure to be laugh-out-loud funny. Kitty Flana­gan has been locked in an in­dus­trial freezer in Western Aus­tralia, been in­sulted about the size of her lady parts in Sin­ga­pore and borne wit­ness to the world’s most suc­cess­ful wife swap in sub­ur­ban Syd­ney. It’s th­ese valu­able lessons from The Univer­sity of Life that have taught her so many things, in­clud­ing the fact that one should never ever use a hack­neyed and an­noy­ing cliche like ‘The Univer­sity of Life’. In th­ese funny, true sto­ries, Kitty pro­vides use­ful tips on how not to get mur­dered while hitch-hik­ing, how to break up with some­one the wrong way, and the right way, why it’s im­por­tant to keep your top on while wait­ress­ing.

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