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Clive (Adrien Brody) and Elsa (Sarah
Polley) are scientist superstars, famous
for splicing DNA from different animals
to create bizarre hybrids.
They are as in love with each other
as they are with their work. And they
want to go the next step: splice animal
and human DNA. When their corporate
financiers refuse, they decide to
experiment in secret.
The result is Dren: an amazing
creature whose rapid life cycle takes
her from baby to adult in a matter of
months. As Clive and Elsa struggle to
keep Dren a secret, their connection to
their creation evolves from scientific to
Directed by Vincenzo Natali who
brought us 1997’s cult sci-fi classic,
‘Cube’. COMP WORD: ‘Splice’
What To Do If Your
Child Gets Sick
Have you ever felt helpless when your
child became unwell and you weren’t
sure what was wrong?
What to Do When Your Child Gets Sick
aims to cover almost every conceivable
medical emergency you might face
with your child, as well as a wide
range of less serious, but nonetheless
frightening, medical situations, such
as the management of broken bones,
seizures and burns.
The must-have manual for parents
and anyone looking after children - this
book will be an
to every bookshelf.
(Allen and Unwin)
HOW TO ENTER: To be in the
draw, email your details to
with the competition word in the
subject line or post your details
to PO Box 27 Amberley QLD 4306.
Entries close August 23rd.
With a page-turning plot and characters
that leap off the page, Beautiful Malice
is the story of an obsessive friendship
and dark secrets that can no longer be
Katherine has moved away from her
shattered once-perfect family to start a
new life in Sydney.
There she keeps her head down until
the charismatic Alice befriends her, and
her life takes her in new directions.
However, there is a dark side to Alice,
as we learn the truth of Katherine’s
sister’s death and Alice’s background
their story spirals to an explosive finale.
is a potent,
intense and simply
(Allen and Unwin)
Pearl of China
In the small southern town of Chin-
kiang, two young girls become thick
as thieves. Willow is the only child of a
destitute family. Pearl is the headstrong
daughter of Christian missionaries. She
will grow up to become Pearl S. Buck,
the Nobel Prize-winning writer and
activist, but for now she is just a girl
enchanted by her new Chinese friend.
When civil war erupts between the
Nationalists and Communists, Pearl’s
family is forced to flee the country
ahead of angry mobs.
In this moving new novel, Anchee
Min brings to life a courageous and
who has been
hailed in China as
a modern heroine.
(Allen and Unwin)
to raising children while trying to
maintain the (so-called) glamour she
is renowned for, Carolyn Donovan’s
book is a hilarious unveiling of what
working in the modelling industry is
Chooks in Stilettos takes us on a
realistic tour into the crazy world of
one of Australia’s most sought after
models for more than two decades.
Revealing everything from the
secret to successful longevity in such
a youth-obsessed industry to the
evil pitfalls of playing with Barbie,
the book is peppered with wacky
Chooks in Stilettos not only
entertains with the bizarrely
eccentric, but also links us together
in the many-sided scenarios of
being... women! (Ark Books) COMP
Sharing stories of everything from catwalk
mishaps and bizarre travel stories...
Hunting al Qaeda
Active-duty special forces units tend
to look down their noses at National
Guard special forces, calling them the
But the men of Beast 85 were much
more than summer help. They were
experienced, highly qualified Green
Berets in every sense of the term, with
the kind of exceptional skill and insight
necessary to fight an unconventional
war. They were anxious to prove
themselves in Afghanistan. High
adventure, heavy combat, but in the
end, these Green Berets were left
disillusioned as overly cautious military
and CIA let Al
Qaeda slip through
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