Nothing turns out as you plan, I guess; but I often think if I'd gone to a fortune teller when I was at school and been told I'd marry a guy who makes false teeth, move to Alice Springs, have five kids and become a standup comedian; well, I would have been surprised to say the least.' Fiona O’Loughlin is certainly the funniest (and possibly one of the busiest) working mothers in Australia today: a stand-up comedian based in Alice Springs and Adelaide, she is on the road for most of the year, doing live performances, plus regular television appearances. Fiona has also had successful shows at the Edinburgh and Adelaide fringe festivals, the Just for Laughs Festival in Montreal and the Melbourne International Comedy Festival. This book contains her stories – funny and sometimes sad – about her upbringing as part of a large Irish-Catholic family on a wheat farm in South Australia, her chaotic and disorganised family life ever since, living in Alice Springs and making it as a stand-up comedian. She also talks of a darker side of the life of many performers – alcohol. This book is for anyone who likes to laugh (and cry), who wants to read about a woman living her life on her terms. ‘O‘Loughlin memoir is deep and honest, as she describes her love for her large family and her ordeal of struggling with alcohol addiction’– The NSW Writers Centre ‘Her memoir is charm personified in that it’s not only a fascinating journey through an Australian woman’s life, its candour and honesty is kind of heart-melting’- Australian Women Online ‘This is one which will raise a lot of laughs not least because she is one of those rare people who can see the funny side to everything life throws at her’ - Weekend Notes
Author: David Gaffney
Publisher: Tindal st PressLtd
Release Date: 2008
Eric is deeply in the red - ironic given his day job is getting Cumbria's shopping addicts' debts written off. He's good at what he does, so good he drives local loanshark Mr Friday bankrupt and picks him up as a client. Meanwhile, someone's sending postcards of caravans to Eric's home, one word on each: a threatening puzzle. Coerce. Calculated. Humiliation. Does someone know about the credit card scams he's running with his client Doreen? Or is it connected to his affair with strange, fragile body-artist Julie and her dangerous demands?
Das Meisterwerk der Bestsellerautorinnen Colleen Hoover und Tarryn Fisher Charlize, genannt Charlie, und Silas, beste Freunde seit der Kindheit und heimliches Paar gegen den Willen ihrer Familien, wachen auf und erinnern sich an ... nichts. Beider Erinnerungen sind wie weggewischt. Was steckt dahinter? Oder besser: wer? Beim Versuch herauszufinden, wer sie sind und was passiert ist, kommen sie einer Familienfehde auf die Spur, in die sich ihre Eltern verwickelt hatten und die sie und ihre Liebe auseinandergetrieben hatte. Doch was hat das mit ihrem gemeinsamen Gedächtnisverlust zu tun? Und dann geschieht es erneut: Genau 48 Stunden nach dem ersten Mal erwacht Silas ohne Erinnerung an all das, was zuvor war. Und ohne Charlie – denn die ist wie vom Erdboden verschwunden.
Author: Aeneas Gunn
Publisher: Random House
Release Date: 2012-04-24
Newly married, Jeannie Gunn accompanies her husband to 'The Elsey', the huge cattle station in the Northern Territory, several hundred miles from the nearest town. She is one of the few white women in the area and her presence is at first resented by the stockmen until her warmth and spirit win their affection and respect. This is one of the few autobiographies written by a woman to chronicle the life of the pioneers of the outback. In the style of the bush storyteller, Mrs Gunn conveys with moving simplicity the beauty and cruelty of the land, and the isolation and loneliness, comradeship and kindness of the early settlers.
Author: Fritz Appel
Publisher: BoD – Books on Demand
Release Date: 2008
Auf seiner Fahrt durch das Outback Australiens erlebt Georg mit der viel jngeren Judy die schnste Zeit seines Lebens. Doch dann passiert das was er schon immer befrchtet hat. Nur die Erinnerungen an sein erlebnisreiches Leben lassen ihn die schwersten Stunden ertragen. Erinnerungen die ihm in Gedanken noch einmal um die ganze Welt reisen lassen.
Author: James Patterson
Publisher: Random House
Release Date: 2016-08-25
Detective Harriet Blue needs to get out of town, fast. With her brother under arrest for a series of brutal murders in Sydney, Harry’s chief wants the hot-headed detective kept far from the press. So he assigns her a deadly new case – in the middle of the outback. Deep in the Western Australian desert, three young people have disappeared from the Bandya Mine. And it’s Harry’s job to track them down. But still reeling from events back home, and with a secretive new partner at her side, Harry’s not sure who she can trust anymore. And, in this unforgiving land, she has no idea how close she is to a whole new kind of danger . . .
Never Never Never Will She Stop Loving You, The Adoption Love Story of Angel Annie -- Revised Edition is the true story of a young woman, Annie, who cares for her unborn child and places him for adoption only because it is best for him; with a preface for adults, including adoptive parents, birth parents, and the general public. This book presents a warm, loving connection between birth mom and child while stressing the importance of the adoptive parents. The message is in the format of a children's book, yet it speaks peace and comfort to adoptees of any age, birth parents, and adoptive parents. A new eight page guide for adults provides valuable information on many aspects of adoption.
Take a man beaten and discarded as worthless as a child, homeless as an adult, living on the streets, in prison, finding relief in drugs and alcohol . . . until he meets Jesus! Meet Cindy Graves Gainey, his wife, who never stopped praying for her husband to come to know Jesus Christ as his Saviour. Through the good times and the hard times, she never, Never, NEVER gave up believing for Ed's salvation and deliverance from drugs and alcohol. A valiant woman of God! And now, they are both standing on the Word of God as Ed battles Stage 4 cancer with an unknown primary. In 2013, Ed was given one to three years to live. It is now 2015, and he is still praising God, knowing that God has a plan for him. Psalm 8:4..."What is man that You are mindful of him, and the son of man that You care for him?"
Author: Richard W. Holmes
Release Date: 2017-01-19
It has been six years since Kate and Rusty found forty diamonds buried in a can behind a cabin. After deciding to sell the jewels, they soon realize that their task may be more challenging than they imagined. Kate is used to living in the bush with sheep and cattle. Rusty is an opal miner who has always wanted more out of his life. After their journey leads them to the bank where the diamonds have been stored for safekeeping, she and Rusty split the jewels and then begin the arduous process of attempting to sell their stash. As they instigate a creative plan, neither has any idea that trouble is lurking in the shadows. Now only one question remains: How many more will have to die in the Never Never before the diamonds are finally sold? In this continuing tale, two adventurers who decide to sell a stash of diamonds embark on a life-changing quest that leads them down a dangerous path where nothing is certain.