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The Fabulous Flying Mrs Miller: An Australian's True Story of Adventure, Danger, Romance and Murder

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The Fabulous Flying Mrs Miller: An Australian's True Story of Adventure,...

Carol Baxter

Biography; Biography: general; Advocate - Australian Biography

Paperback

'Mrs Keith Miller, internationally known aviatrix, was taken to the county jail here today and held for investigation by State... [more]

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Be Like the Fox: Machiavelli's Lifelong Quest for Freedom

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Be Like the Fox: Machiavelli's Lifelong Quest for Freedom

Erica Benner

Biography; Biography: historical, political & military; Western philosophy: Medieval & Renaissance, c 500 to c 1600; Social & political philosophy; Advocate - Biography

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A fascinating new biography of Machiavelli, which explores his true character and contradictions as never before.<br /><br... [more]

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Light and Shadow: Memoirs of a Spy's Son

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Light and Shadow: Memoirs of a Spy's Son

Mark Colvin

Biography; Memoirs

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Mark Colvin is one of Australia's longest-serving broadcasters. However the slow deterioration of his kidneys saw him undertake... [more]

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A Tear in the Soul

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A Tear in the Soul

Amanda Webster

Biography; Autobiography: general; Ethical issues & debates; Indigenous peoples

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I don&rsquo;t believe it&rsquo;s possible to hurt another person without hurting oneself, an invisible hurt, a tear in the... [more]

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Victoria: The Queen - An Intimate Biography of the Woman who Changed the World

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Victoria: The Queen - An Intimate Biography of the Woman who Changed the...

Julia Baird

Biography: historical, political & military; History; British & Irish history

Hardback

The extraordinary story of the world&rsquo;s most influential, intriguing... [more]

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Ariel: A Literary Life of Jan Morris

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Ariel: A Literary Life of Jan Morris

Derek Johns

Biography; Biography: literary

Hardback

Jan Morris is one of the great British writers of the post-war era. For many readers she is best known for her candid memoir... [more]

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Vivienne Westwood

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Vivienne Westwood

Vivienne Westwood, Ian Kelly

Fashion & textiles: design; Biography; Autobiography: arts & entertainment

Hardback

The authorized life story of Dame Vivienne Westwood, told for the first time. [more]

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Heysen to Heysen: Selected Letters of Hans Heysen and Nora Heysen

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Heysen to Heysen: Selected Letters of Hans Heysen and Nora Heysen

Catherine Speck

History of art & design styles: from c 1900 -; Biography; Diaries, letters & journals

Paperback

The prominent Australian artist Nora Heysen has been said to have worked in the shadow of her father Hans Heysen, one of Australia's... [more]

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Killers of the Flower Moon: Oil, Money, Murder and the Birth of the FBI

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Killers of the Flower Moon: Oil, Money, Murder and the Birth of the FBI...

David Grann

Biography; True crime; Criminal investigation & detection

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A masterpiece of narrative non-fiction, set around an American crime and the birth of the FBI, a thrilling investigative account... [more]

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East West Street: On the Origins of Genocide and Crimes Against Humanity

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East West Street: On the Origins of Genocide and Crimes Against Humanity...

Philippe Sands

Memoirs; History; Genocide & ethnic cleansing; Second World War; War crimes; International human rights law

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A uniquely personal exploration of the origins of international law, centring on the Nuremberg Trials, the city of Lviv and... [more]

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The Moth: All These Wonders

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The Moth: All These Wonders

Catherine Burns

Biography; Memoirs; True stories; Anthologies (non-poetry)

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From storytelling phenomenon The Moth: a collection about risk, courage, and facing the unknown, drawn from the best stories... [more]

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The Good Girl Stripped Bare

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The Good Girl Stripped Bare

Tracey Spicer

Television; Biography; Memoirs; Social discrimination; Press & journalism

Paperback

From bogan to boned and beyond - a full-frontal 'femoir' by one of Australia's best-loved journalists From bogan to boned... [more]

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Admissions: A Life in Brain Surgery

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Admissions: A Life in Brain Surgery

Henry Marsh

Biography; Autobiography: science, technology & engineering; Medical ethics & professional conduct; Neurosurgery

Paperback

A provocative and heartfelt new book from the brain surgeon and bestselling author of DO NO HARM [more]

$27.99

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For a Girl: A True Story of Secrets, Motherhood and Hope

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For a Girl: A True Story of Secrets, Motherhood and Hope

Mary-Rose MacColl

Biography; Autobiography: general

Paperback

I am by nature a private person. Secrets are different from privacy. They are things you are forced to keep to yourself, by... [more]

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Evil Life: The True Story of the Calabrian Mafia in Australia

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Evil Life: The True Story of the Calabrian Mafia in Australia

Clive Small, Tom Gilling

Biography; True crime

Paperback

The Calabrian mafia, Australia's largest and most ruthless crime syndicate is alive and well, trafficking drugs worth billions... [more]

$22.99

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Michelangelo: His Epic Life

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Michelangelo: His Epic Life

Martin Gayford

Art & Architecture; Renaissance art; Individual artists, art monographs; Biography: arts & entertainment; Advocate - Visual Arts & Design

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At 31 Michelangelo was considered the finest artist in Italy, perhaps the world; long before he died at almost 90 he was widely... [more]

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The Return: Fathers, Sons and the Land in Between

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The Return: Fathers, Sons and the Land in Between

Hisham Matar

Biography; Autobiography: historical, political & military; Memoirs; Political structures: totalitarianism & dictatorship

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A memoir of a son's search for his father and the return to a homeland he never thought he'd see again. This is a personal... [more]

$24.99

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A Writing Life: Helen Garner and Her Work

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A Writing Life: Helen Garner and Her Work

Bernadette Brennan

Biography: literary; Literary studies: fiction, novelists & prose writers; Advocate - Poetry & Writing

Paperback

Helen Garner is one of Australia's most important and most admired writers. She is revered for her fearless honesty in the... [more]

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Unmasked

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Unmasked

Turia Pitt

Biography; Autobiography: general; Management: leadership & motivation

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It&rsquo;s been five years since Turia Pitt made headlines for having barely survived her ordeal in the desert. And in that... [more]

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The Rules Do Not Apply

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The Rules Do Not Apply

Ariel Levy

Autobiography: literary; Society & Social Sciences; Press & journalism; Advocate - Today's World

Paperback

The new book by New Yorker journalist and author of Female Chauvinist Pigs, Ariel Levy. [more]

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Jane Austen at Home: A Biography

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Jane Austen at Home: A Biography

Lucy Worsley

Biography: literary; Literary studies: c 1800 to c 1900 ; Literary studies: fiction, novelists & prose writers

Paperback

Historian Lucy Worsley visits Jane Austen at home, exploring the author's life through the places which meant the most to... [more]

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Work Strife Balance

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Work Strife Balance

Mia Freedman

Biography; Biography: arts & entertainment; Memoirs

Paperback

A fearless, hilarious, inspiring collection of modern-day misadventures. [more]

$34.99

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The Good Girl of Chinatown

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The Good Girl of Chinatown

Chang Jenevieve

Biography; Memoirs

Paperback

A true story of cultural clash and hedonism gone awry as a good girl from a conservative Chinese-Australian family becomes... [more]

$32.99

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Life Sentence: A Police Officer's Battle with PTSD

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Life Sentence: A Police Officer's Battle with PTSD

Simon Gillard, Libby Harkness

Biography; Memoirs; Police & security services; Coping with stress

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&lsquo;I&rsquo;m awake again, shaking, sweating. My heart is racing and I stare into the dark. I can&rsquo;t close my eyes.... [more]

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The Extraordinary Life of Pikelet

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The Extraordinary Life of Pikelet

Calley Gibson

Biography; Memoirs; Dogs as pets

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All it took for a tiny, no-name pup from the pound was someone to believe in him - and save him from death row - and an internet... [more]

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