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Secrets and Showgirls

Caught in the crossfire of occupation, everyone is being watched, and some of Le Prix’s colourful performers are hiding dangerous secrets. Secrets and Showgirls portrays an occupied Paris in which exotic cabarets existed uneasily under the heel of the invader. Monsieur Maurice manages a successful Parisian cabaret of glitzy showgirls. He treads a fine line between his German patrons, the French police and the Gestapo as he hides the dark secrets of his performers. Maurice’s showgirls take the fight to the invader in their own flamboyant way. A page-turning story of deception, heroism and survival from highly respected author and editor, Catherine McCullagh.

Title: Secrets and Showgirls (Catherine McCullagh)
ISBN: 9781922387660

Release date: 1 February 2021
Contact: Big Sky Publishing

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Avoiding the Ageing Parent Trap: Essential Information and Solutions

An invaluable guide.’
Noel Whittaker, International bestselling author and finance writer.

Everything you need to know to plan for your ageing parent’s needs and prevent legal and family issues. This book forces us to confront what most of us avoid – planning for ageing parents. Avoidance can lead to devastating decisions, family disputes and the destruction of relationships. From leading elder care lawyer, Brian Herd, comes an essential and commonsense guide to help you navigate the best outcome for you, your parents, and your family. Packed with true stories, this is an essential one-stop resource with easily accessible but expert information, guiding principles and solutions.

Title:  Avoiding the Ageing Parent Trap: Essential Information and Solutions (Brian Herd)
Release date: 1 March 2021

ISBN: 9781922488015
Contact: Big Sky Publishing

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Teddy Sheean VC: A Selfless Act of Valour

No-one will ever know what made Teddy do it. Under Japanese aircraft attack in the Timor Sea in 1942, HMAS Armidale was stricken. As the crew desperately tried to abandon ship, one of the youngest and most inexperienced sailors on board turned back to his gun. Already wounded, he strapped himself to the harness and fired at the attackers. Teddy sacrificed his life for his mates.

“Fight On” is the motto of HMAS Sheean – and Teddy fought on to the end – as did his family and many others. More than seventy years on, Teddy became the 101st Australian recipient of the Victoria Cross, the first and only member of Royal Australian Navy to do so. An outstanding account of an Australian hero from military historian and RAN officer (retd.) Dr Tom Lewis OAM.

Title: Teddy Sheean VC: A Selfless Act of Valour (Dr Tom Lewis)
ISBN: 9781922387905

Release date: 1 March 2021
Contact: Big Sky Publishing

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The Art of Sacrifice

‘Australians from all walks of life have served our great nation with gallantry and sacrifice. In this extraordinary collection of paintings and stories, George Petrou connects the past and the present to portray the essence of what it means to be an Anzac.’
Keith Payne VC AM

An evocative collection of 60 portraits based on photographs of Australian service personnel – the Lost Diggers, VC recipients and outstanding leaders, along with ordinary Australians – all with extraordinary stories of mateship, leadership, devotion to duty and sacrifice. Haunting and poignant, this collection of portraits from renowned artist George Petrou is a stunning contribution to the understanding and commemoration of all those who have served our great country.

Title: The Art of Sacrifice (George Petrou)
ISBN: 9781922387929

Release date: 1 April 2021
Contact: Big Sky Publishing

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For a chance to win one of four advance reading copies of Secrets and Showgirls or Avoiding the Ageing Parent Trap, email Big Sky Publishing with your preferred title in the subject line.



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