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C. J. Sansom

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Robert Manne

Literary essays


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Russ Radcliffe (ed)...

Fiction & Literature


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Sulari Gentill

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Ashley Hay

Mathematics & Sciences


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Bernie Hobbs

Mathematics & Sciences


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John Maynard

Colonial art


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Roland Perry



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An Innocent Abroad: Life-Changing...

Don George

Travel & holiday


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Adam Spencer

Mathematics & Sciences


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Peter Carey

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Blanche D'Alpuget...

Fiction & Literature


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The Making of Australia: From...

David Hill



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The Wife Drought: Why Women Need...

Annabel Crabb



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Agincourt: My Family, the Battle,...

Sir Ranulph Fiennes...



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Fields of Blood: Religion and...

Karen Armstrong...

Religion & beliefs


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The Rich: From Slaves to Super...

John Kampfner



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100 Moments in Australian Painting...

Barry Pearce

Art & Architecture


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1946: The Making of the Modern...

Victor Sebestyen...



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Ned Kelly Under the Microscope:...

Craig Cormick



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Crime, Punishment and Redemption:...

June Slee



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Chasing El Dorado: A South American...

Aaron Smith



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Nora Webster

Nora Webster

Colm Toibin

Fiction & Literature


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Peter Ackroyd



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The Naming of the Shrew: A Curious History of Latin Names

The Naming of the Shrew: A Curious...

John Wright



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George Frideric Handel

George Frideric Handel

Ellen T. Harris...



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The Meaning of Human Existence...

Edward O. Wilson...



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Australia on Horseback: The Story of the Horse and the Making of a Nation

Australia on Horseback: The Story...

Cameron Forbes



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Shakespeare for Grown-ups: Everything...

E Foley

Shakespeare studies & criticism


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Mathematics & Sciences


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The Edge of the Sky: All You...

Roberto Trotta

Mathematics & Sciences


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A Year in the Life of Downton...

Jessica Fellowes...

Film, TV & Radio


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The Dead Duke, His Secret Wife...

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True crime


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You Only Live Once: A Lifetime of Experiences for the Explorer in All of Us

You Only Live Once: A Lifetime...

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Travel & holiday


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The Making of Home

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Jane Gleeson-White...

Business & Economics


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John Olsen: An Artist's Life...

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