Holding The Man

Author: Tim Conigrave
Publisher: Penguin UK
ISBN: 9780857969811
Release Date: 1996-07-02
Genre: Biography & Autobiography

The mid-seventies and satin baggies and chunky platforms reigned supreme. Jethro Tull did battle with glam-rock for the airwaves. At an all-boys Catholic school in Melbourne, Timothy Conigrave fell wildly and sweetly in love with the captain of the football team. So began a relationship that was to last for 15 years, a love affair that weathered disapproval, separation and, ultimately death. Holding the Man recreates that relationship. With honesty and insight it explores the highs and lows of any partnership: the intimacy, constraints, temptations. And the strength of heart both men had to find when they tested positive to HIV. This is a book as refreshing and uplifting as it is moving; a funny and sad and celebratory account of growing up gay.

Holding the Man

Author: Timothy Conigrave
Publisher: Penguin Group Australia
ISBN: 9780140257847
Release Date: 1996-07-02
Genre: Family & Relationships

'I reached out and touched his hair. He turned and kissed my hand. I moved closer until we were standing against each other. He smelt like soap and clean clothers. Gentle. Just holding and kissing gently. If this had been it, if I had died then, I would have said it was enough' The mid-70's - at an all boys Catholic school in Melbourne Timothy Conigrave fell wildly in love with the captain of the football team. So began a relationship that was to last fifteen years, a love affair that weathered disapproval, separation and, ultimately death. With honesty and insight it explores the highs and lows of any partnership: the intimacy, temptations and the strength of heart two men had to find when they tested positive to HIV.

Holding the Man Popular Penguins

Author: Timothy Conigrave
Publisher: Penguin UK
ISBN: 9780857965684
Release Date: 2009-06-29
Genre: Fiction

The mid-seventies: at an all-boys Catholic school in Melbourne, Timothy Conigrave falls wildly and sweetly in love with the captain of the football team. So begins a relationship that weathers disapproval, separation and, ultimately death. With honesty and insight Holding the Man explores the highs and lows of any partnership, and the strength of heart both men have to find when they test positive to HIV. This is a book as refreshing and uplifting as it is moving; a funny and sad and celebratory account of growing up gay.

Holding the Man

Author: Tommy Murphy
Publisher:
ISBN: 1848421087
Release Date: 2010
Genre: Drama

Based on the much loved book by Timothy Conigrave, adapted for the stage by one of Australia’s leading young playwrights.

Strangers in Between

Author: Tommy Murphy
Publisher:
ISBN: 0868197963
Release Date: 2006
Genre: Australian drama

There's a climate of fear in friendly Goulbourn and Shane is forced from his family, and flees to Kings Cross. Shane is unsure of his sexuality, more unsure of how to find intimacy and completely thrown by having to choose between laundry liquid and powder. He meets 2 strangers, Sydney Will and the beguiling Peter, a 50-year-old gay man.

Chainfire

Author: Terry Goodkind
Publisher: Macmillan
ISBN: 1429984406
Release Date: 2010-12-28
Genre: Fiction

With Wizard's First Rule and seven subsequent masterpieces, Terry Goodkind has thrilled readers worldwide with the unique sweep of his storytelling. Now Goodkind returns with a new novel of Richard and Kahlan, the beginning of a sequence of three novels that will bring their epic story to its culmination. After being gravely injured in battle, Richard awakes to discover Kahlan missing. To his disbelief, no one remembers the woman he is frantically trying to find. Worse, no one believes that she really exists, or that he was ever married. Alone as never before, he must find the woman he loves more than life itself....if she is even still alive. If she was ever even real. At the Publisher's request, this title is being sold without Digital Rights Management Software (DRM) applied.

The Red Bandanna

Author: Tom Rinaldi
Publisher: Penguin
ISBN: 9780698407480
Release Date: 2016-09-06
Genre: Biography & Autobiography

A New York Times bestseller What would you do in the last hour of your life? The story of Welles Crowther, whose actions on 9/11 offer a lasting lesson on character, calling and courage One Sunday morning before church, when Welles Crowther was a young boy, his father gave him a red handkerchief for his back pocket. Welles kept it with him that day, and just about every day to come; it became a fixture and his signature. A standout athlete growing up in Upper Nyack, NY, Welles was also a volunteer at the local fire department, along with his father. He cherished the necessity and the camaraderie, the meaning of the role. Fresh from college, he took a Wall Street job on the 104th floor of the South Tower of the World Trade Center, but the dream of becoming a firefighter with the FDNY remained. When the Twin Towers fell, Welles’s parents had no idea what happened to him. In the unbearable days that followed, they came to accept that he would never come home. But the mystery of his final hours persisted. Eight months after the attacks, however, Welles’s mother read a news account from several survivors, badly hurt on the 78th floor of the South Tower, who said they and others had been led to safety by a stranger, carrying a woman on his back, down nearly twenty flights of stairs. After leading them down, the young man turned around. “I’m going back up,” was all he said. The survivors didn’t know his name, but despite the smoke and panic, one of them remembered a single detail clearly: the man was wearing a red bandanna. Tom Rinaldi’s The Red Bandanna is about a fearless choice, about a crucible of terror and the indomitable spirit to answer it. Examining one decision in the gravest situation, it celebrates the difference one life can make. From the Hardcover edition.

The Butterfly Virus

Author: Victor Grippi
Publisher: Victor Grippi
ISBN: 9781441414601
Release Date: 2009-02-02
Genre: Fiction

When an unknown virus breaks out in the Southwest, a genetic engineer, his newly hired chief scientist, and an archaeologist specializing in Native American cultures team up to combat it.

The Angel of Death and the Demon

Author: D. Olive
Publisher: iUniverse
ISBN: 9780595458806
Release Date: 2007-12
Genre: Fiction

Liam Michaels isn't just a wealthy art dealer and photographer. He is actually Azrael, the angel of death, an immortal sentinel created thousands of years ago before the dawn of man for the purpose of finding and destroying true evil. Azrael and his Core, a group of highly trained commandos, have just squashed attempted attacks on New York and Chicago by terrorists wielding neutron bombs. In the process, they discovered who was behind the threat: the Ba, an ancient warrior people controlled by a demon-the demon Azrael has been battling for more than three thousand years. Now the fight is about to come to a climax as Azrael and his team pursue the demon across the United States and Europe in a desperate effort to prevent a global nuclear holocaust. While this high-tech thriller rides the borders of the imagination and tangles with the unthinkable, the futuristic weaponry and advanced military systems employed by Azrael and his commandos arise from technologies that actually exist today in prototype form. In this chilling tale of terrorism, Azrael and the Core must utilize their most daring maneuvers, ingenious countertactics, and flat-out heroics in a brutal battle over the fate of the world.

A Need for Deception

Author: Emma James
Publisher: Virtualbookworm Publishing
ISBN: 1589391020
Release Date: 2001-10-01
Genre: Fiction

In the summer of 1815, Tristan Davenport, Viscount Henge is tired of racketing around London. He goes to his uncle?s Sussex estate, Ravenslea, in the hope that his uncle, Sir Richard Fanshaw, will teach him a bit about estate management. There, Tristan finds a warm, loving family, and is made welcome by all except one daughter, Anna. She cannot get over the fact that the home she loves is entailed to him. By midsummer, he has begun to melt her chilly fagade, but his father?s accidental death calls him home to Bath. On the way, he is attacked by highwaymen and must return to Ravenslea to recuperate. Tristan and Anna start to become friends, but he must return to Bath. Once there, he finds his somewhat sinister uncle installed and begins to discover a diabolical plot. When the Fanshaws go to Bath to visit, Anna expects the friendship they are building to resume, but does not find a warm welcome. Tristan and his mother, Lady Riverton, have different reasons for their distance, and all of the Fanshaws are puzzled. Eventually Sir Richard convinces Tristan to let the family help and they conceive an elaborate deception to trap the dastardly Uncle Chester.

Love You Forever

Author: Robert N. Munsch
Publisher: Firefly Books
ISBN: 0920668372
Release Date: 1986
Genre: Juvenile Fiction

As her son grows up from little boy to adult man, a mother secretly rocks him each night as he sleeps.

The Man Who Was Nobody

Author: Edgar Wallace
Publisher: House of Stratus
ISBN: 9780755115082
Release Date: 2008-01-11
Genre: Fiction

Bearing a letter, goes to see Sir James Tynewood. Tynewood is drunk. When a second delivery is required Marjorie is left alone by Doctor Fordham, and hears a shot. She opens the door and discovers Sir James lying in a pool of blood. The man holding the revolver is someone Marjorie has seen before...