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We love bookshops and would love to have our paperbacks in your bookshop. We know how important it is for readers to walk between the aisles, hold books in their hands and talk to booksellers who know and love the books they’re selling.

Bookshops around the world can order our paperbacks from IngramSpark/Lightning Source. You can also order direct from the Ligature Bookshop if you’d like to contact us at sales@ligatu.re for a discount code.

Australian bookshops are also invited to apply for a trade account.

Our currently available paperbacks are listed below.


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Our Little Secret

by Allayne Webster
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genre Literary Fiction · Young Adult

Fourteen-year-old Edwina is growing up in a town where nothing ever happens—and her mother wouldn’t let her near it if it did.

Then Tom Atkinson comes along. He works with her dad, he’s older and good-looking and he notices her. But he also wants to keep their relationship a secret.

Soon there are no rules, and it feels like no one can help.

Haunting, challenging, and uncompromising, Our Little Secret remains essential reading.

‘gripping, moving, deliberately confronting, hard to put down...’

The Advertiser



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Deeper Water

by Jessie Cole
Ligature finest
genre Literary Fiction

‘The secret things I knew about my mum, and the things that everyone knew, had played in my mind for some time, since I was real little, I guess. When I was small, all around me seemed to flow, gentle and sweet like the edge of the creek. Then my brothers grew too large to be hemmed in, and Sophie met a bloke, moved out and had babies, and things became harder.

The older I got the louder those secret things inside me became, all those knowns and unknowns, until—apart from Anja—I'd rather talk to animals than people.’

Innocent and unworldly, Mema is still living at home with her mother on a remote, lush hinterland property. It is a small, confined, simple sort of life, and Mema is content with it.

One day, during a heavy downpour, Mema saves a stranger from the raging creek. She takes him into her family home, where marooned by rising floods, he has to stay until the waters recede. His sudden presence is unsettling—for Mema, her mother and her wild friend Anja—but slowly he opens the door to a world of beckoning possibilities that threaten to sweep Mema into the deep.



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Darkness on the Edge of Town

by Jessie Cole
Ligature finest
genre Literary Fiction

‘My dad, he collects broken things ...
Where other people see junk he sees potential ...
My dad collects broken people too.’

Vincent is nearly forty years old, with little to show for his life except his precious sixteen-year-old daughter, Gemma: sensitive, insightful and wise beyond her years.

When a stranger crashes her car outside Vincent and Gemma's bush home, their lives take a drastic turn. In an effort to help the stranded woman, father and daughter are drawn into a world of unexpected and life-changing consequences.

Darkness on the Edge of Town is a haunting tale that beguiles the reader with its deceptively simple prose, its gripping and unrelenting tensions, and its disturbing yet tender observations.



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Approximate Life: The Prince and Other Stories

by Tim Richards
Ligature finest
genre Short Stories

Approximate Life: The Prince and Other Stories brings together three acclaimed collections for the first time. Letters to Francesca (1996), The Prince (1997) and Duckness (1998) range across forms, from short story to novella and screenplay, and from surrealism to hyperreality-connected by common characters as well as themes of identity, authenticity and artifice. They are playful and poignant, satirical and serious, with echoes of Borges and Calvino grounded in a distinctly Australian perspective.



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Unsettled

by Gay Lynch
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genre Historical Fiction · Literary Fiction

The unsettled South Australian frontier near Mount Gambier is a strange and difficult place for a Galway family trying to make sense of their new world.



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The Earth Below

by Katy Barnett
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genre Literary Fiction · Young Adult

Almost a century after the Catastrophe, a group of survivors have built a new society deep in the safety of the underground network.



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Kingdom of the Wicked · Book Two · Order

by Helen Dale
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genre Literary Fiction · Speculative Fiction

The epic alternative history from the Miles Franklin Award–winning author of The Hand that Signed the Paper reaches its stunning conclusion.



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Kingdom of the Wicked · Book One · Rules

by Helen Dale
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genre Literary Fiction · Speculative Fiction

From the best-selling author of The Hand that Signed the Paper, winner of the Miles Franklin Award, comes an epic work of speculative fiction.



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The Hand that Signed the Paper

by Helen Dale
Ligature finest
genre Literary Fiction

As war crimes prosecutions seize Australia, Fiona Kovalenko discovers that her own family is implicated in the darkest events of the twentieth century. This is their story.