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Peter Carey - Author

About the Author

Peter Carey was born in Bacchus Marsh, Victoria in 1943. He has published 18 books and been translated into 24 languages. His numerous prize wins include the Man Booker Prize twice, the Commonwealth Writer’s Prize twice and the Miles Franklin Literary Award three times. His novels have sold in excess of one million copies in the UK alone. He has lived in New York for over twenty years.

 

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Featured books by Peter Carey

A Long Way From Home

A Long Way From Home

Author: Peter Carey Format: Hardback Release Date: 11/01/2018

Irene Bobs loves fast driving. Her husband is the best car salesman in rural south eastern Australia. Together with Willie, their lanky navigator, they embark upon the Redex Trial, a brutal race around the continent, over roads no car will ever quite survive.

The Chemistry of Tears

The Chemistry of Tears

Author: Peter Carey Format: Paperback Release Date: 07/03/2013

London 2011, Catherine Gehrig, conservator at the Swinburne museum, learns of the unexpected death of her lover of thirteen years. As the mistress of a married man she has to grieve in private. Given a special project away from prying eyes and mad with grief, the usually controlled and rational Catherine discovers a series of handwritten notebooks telling the extrordinary story behind the automata she is restoring. She starts to piece together both the clockwork puzzle and the story of the mechanical creature which was commissioned in 19th century Germany by an English man, Henry Brandling, as a 'magical amusement' for his consumptive son. Having been asked to leave his home by his wife, Henry turns his hurtful departure into an adventure that he records for his young child. But it is Catherine Gehrig, in a strangely stormy and overheated London nearly two hundred years later, who will find comfort and wonder in reading Henry's story. And it is the automata, in its beautiful, uncanny imitation of life, that will link two strangers confronted with the mysteries of life and death, the miracle and catastrophe of human invention and the body's astonishing chemistry of love and feeling.

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The Chemistry of Tears

The Chemistry of Tears

Author: Peter Carey Format: Hardback Release Date: 05/04/2012

It's London 2010, Catherine Gehrig, conservator at the Swinburne museum, learns of the unexpected death of her colleague and lover of thirteen years. As the mistress of a married man she has to grieve in private. One other person knows their secret, the director of the museum, who arranges for Catherine to be given a special project away from prying eyes. Mad with grief, the usually controlled and rational Catherine discovers a series of handwritten notebooks telling the story of the man who originally commissioned the extraordinary and eerie automata she has been asked to bring back to life. With a precocious new assistant, Amanda, at her side, she starts to piece together both the clockwork puzzle and the story of the mechanical creature which was commissioned in 19th century Germany by an English man, Henry Brandling, as a 'magical amusement' for his consumptive son. Having been asked to leave his home by his wife, Henry turns his hurtful departure into an adventure that he records for his young child. But it is Catherine Gehrig, in a strangely stormy and overheated London nearly two hundred years later, who will find comfort and wonder in reading Henry's story. And it is the automata, in its beautiful, uncanny imitation of life that will link two strangers confronted with the mysteries of life and death, the miracle and catastrophe of human invention and the body's astonishing chemistry of love and feeling.

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Other books by Peter Carey

The Unusual Life of Tristan Smith

The Unusual Life of Tristan Smith

Author: Peter Carey Format: CD-Audio Release Date: 01/10/2019

Oscar and Lucinda True History of the Kelly Gang

Oscar and Lucinda True History of the Kelly Gang

Author: Peter Carey, Peter Giles Format: Hardback Release Date: 05/09/2019

OSCAR AND LUCINDA is a sweeping, irrepressibly inventive novel set in nineteenth-century England and Australia where the two potential lovers lead parallel lives until chance brings them together on board ship. A narrative tangle of love, religion, gambling, commerce and colonialism culminates in a nightmare expedition - the result of a wager - to transport a glass church across the Australian wilderness. In TRUE HISTORY OF THE KELLY GANG the legendary Australian outlaw Ned Kelly speaks for himself in a voice that is direct, colloquial, theatrical, and utterly magical. To his pursuers he is nothing but a monstrous criminal, but to his own people he is a hero, defying British imperial authority in support of the poor Irish settlers who are its victims. In a dazzling act of ventriloquism, Carey brings the famous bushranger unforgettably to life.

The Tax Inspector

The Tax Inspector

Author: Peter Carey Format: CD-Audio Release Date: 01/09/2019

My Life as a Fake

My Life as a Fake

Author: Peter Carey Format: CD-Audio Release Date: 01/08/2019

Jack Maggs

Jack Maggs

Author: Peter Carey Format: CD-Audio Release Date: 01/07/2019

Illywhacker

Illywhacker

Author: Peter Carey Format: CD-Audio Release Date: 28/01/2019

Illywhacker

Illywhacker

Author: Peter Carey Format: Audio disc Release Date: 28/01/2019

A Long Way From Home

A Long Way From Home

Author: Peter Carey Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 05/07/2018

Longlisted for the 2019 International DUBLIN Literary Award Shortlisted for the 2019 Walter Scott Historical Fiction Prize Irene Bobs loves fast driving. Her husband is the best car salesman in rural south eastern Australia. Together they embark upon the Redex Trial, a brutal car race around the continent, over roads no car can ever quite survive. Set during the 1950s in the dying embers of the British Empire, A Long Way from Home is a thrilling high-speed story, illuminating a country's relationship with its own ancient culture, and the love made and hurt caused along the way.

A Long Way From Home

A Long Way From Home

Author: Peter Carey Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 05/07/2018

Irene Bobs loves fast driving. Her husband is the best car salesman in rural south eastern Australia. Together they embark upon the Redex Trial, a brutal car race around the continent, over roads no car can ever quite survive. Set during the 1950s in the dying embers of the British Empire, A Long Way from Home is a thrilling high-speed story, illuminating a country's relationship with its own ancient culture, and the love made and hurt caused along the way.

Bliss

Bliss

Author: Peter Carey Format: Audio disc Release Date: 28/04/2018

True History of the Kelly Gang

True History of the Kelly Gang

Author: Peter Carey Format: Audio disc Release Date: 28/03/2018

True History of the Kelly Gang

True History of the Kelly Gang

Author: Peter Carey Format: CD-Audio Release Date: 28/03/2018

Data Protection: A Practical Guide to UK and EU Law

Data Protection: A Practical Guide to UK and EU Law

Author: Peter Carey Format: eBook Release Date: 01/03/2018

Now in its fifth edition, this invaluable handbook provides a complete guide to the practical application of data protection law. It is fully updated and expanded to include coverage of significant developments in the practice of data protection, and takes account of new legislation as well as guidance published by the Information Commissioner since the last edition. The fifth edition includes coverage of the EU General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR); the implications of Brexit; new guidance from the Information Commissioner's office; coverage of new cases on several aspects of data protection compliance; the latest developments on electronic communications; new chapters on accountability and the role of the Data Protection Officer, and creating a compliance programme. Data Protection: A Practical Guide to UK and EU Law is essential reading for all those working with data protection issues, and in compliance departments, as well as in-house and private practice lawyers, company secretaries, HR Officers and IT specialists, and has been adopted as 'recommended reading' on the Practitioner Certificate in Data Protection Programme (www.dataprotectionqualification.com).

Data Protection: A Practical Guide to UK and EU Law

Data Protection: A Practical Guide to UK and EU Law

Author: Peter Carey Format: eBook Release Date: 01/03/2018

Now in its fifth edition, this invaluable handbook provides a complete guide to the practical application of data protection law. It is fully updated and expanded to include coverage of significant developments in the practice of data protection, and takes account of new legislation as well as guidance published by the Information Commissioner since the last edition. The fifth edition includes coverage of the EU General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR); the implications of Brexit; new guidance from the Information Commissioner's office; coverage of new cases on several aspects of data protection compliance; the latest developments on electronic communications; new chapters on accountability and the role of the Data Protection Officer, and creating a compliance programme. Data Protection: A Practical Guide to UK and EU Law is essential reading for all those working with data protection issues, and in compliance departments, as well as in-house and private practice lawyers, company secretaries, HR Officers and IT specialists, and has been adopted as 'recommended reading' on the Practitioner Certificate in Data Protection Programme (www.dataprotectionqualification.com)

Oscar and Lucinda

Oscar and Lucinda

Author: Peter Carey Format: Audio disc Release Date: 28/02/2018

Oscar and Lucinda

Oscar and Lucinda

Author: Peter Carey Format: CD-Audio Release Date: 28/02/2018

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