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The Princess Diarist: A Sort of Memoir

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The Princess Diarist: A Sort of Memoir

Carrie Fisher

Film, TV & Radio; Individual actors & performers; Films, movies & cinema; Autobiography: arts & entertainment; Diaries, letters & journals; Science fiction

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A thoroughly original and intimate memoir by the bestselling author of Postcards from the Edge and Wishful Drinking. [more]

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Shark Tracker: Confessions of an Underwater Cameraman

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Shark Tracker: Confessions of an Underwater Cameraman

Richard Fitzpatrick

Biography; Marine biology; Fishes (ichthyology); Advocate - Australian Biography

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Marine biologist and underwater cameraman Richard Shark Tracker Fitzpatrick wrangles sharks and other deadly marine creatures... [more]

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The Riviera Set: 1920-1960: The Golden Years of Glamour and Excess

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The Riviera Set: 1920-1960: The Golden Years of Glamour and Excess

Mary S. Lovell

Biography; General & world history

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A portrait of high society in the twentieth century, told through the stories of the guests of Maxine Elliott and Prince Aly... [more]

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Murder at Myall Creek

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Murder at Myall Creek

Mark Tedeschi

True crime; History

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One of the most shocking murder trials in Australia's legal history, and the tribulations of the man who conducted it. In... [more]

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The Tunnels: The Untold Story of the Escapes Under the Berlin Wall

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The Tunnels: The Untold Story of the Escapes Under the Berlin Wall

Greg Mitchell

Films, movies & cinema; True war & combat stories; History; The Cold War

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In the summer of 1962, one year after the rise of the Berlin Wall, a group of daring young West Germans risked prison, Stasi... [more]

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Songs of a War Boy: My Story

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Songs of a War Boy: My Story

Deng Thiak Adut, Ben McKelvey

Biography

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The true story of Deng Adut - Sudanese child soldier, refugee, man of hope [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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Res Gestae: Things Done

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Res Gestae: Things Done

Naida Haxton

Biography; Memoirs

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Feminist catch cries of the mid-1900s included invocations for freedom of choice and equality with men. [more]

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Roger Rogerson: From Decorated Policeman to Convicted Criminal - The Inside Story

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Roger Rogerson: From Decorated Policeman to Convicted Criminal - The Inside...

Duncan McNab

Biography; True crime

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Gripping and graphic - the real story of Sydney's underbelly. [more]

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Forty Autumns: A Family's Story of Courage and Survival on Both Sides of the Berlin Wall

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Forty Autumns: A Family's Story of Courage and Survival on Both Sides of...

Nina Willner

Biography; Memoirs

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An incredible memoir about a family divided by the Berlin Wall that will appeal to readers of Stasiland and fans of The Lives... [more]

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The Word Detective: A Life in Words: From Serendipity to Selfie

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The Word Detective: A Life in Words: From Serendipity to Selfie

John Simpson

Biography; Memoirs; Language: history & general works; Lexicography

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The story of words, cultures, the OED and John Simpson, a word detective with thirty-seven years of dictionary experience... [more]

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Dashing for the Post: The Letters of Patrick Leigh Fermor

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Dashing for the Post: The Letters of Patrick Leigh Fermor

Patrick Leigh Fermor

Biography; Diaries, letters & journals; British & Irish history; Social & cultural history; Travel writing

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A revelatory collection of letters written by the author of The Broken Road [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’t believe it’s possible to hurt another person without hurting oneself, an invisible hurt, a tear in the... [more]

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The Scholl Case: The Deadly End of a Marriage

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The Scholl Case: The Deadly End of a Marriage

Anja Reich-Osang

Biography; True crime

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Gripping true crime story about sex, marriage, politics and murder in a peaceful German town. 'Serial' meets 'Desperate Housewives.'... [more]

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Bob Ellis: In His Own Words

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Bob Ellis: In His Own Words

Bob Ellis

Biography; Prose: non-fiction

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This showcases the best of Ellis’s celebrated and much-loved essays, speeches, diaries and scripts, plus previously... [more]

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Einstein's Greatest Mistake: The Life of a Flawed Genius

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Einstein's Greatest Mistake: The Life of a Flawed Genius

David Bodanis

Biography: science, technology & engineering; Mathematics & Sciences; Popular science; Physics

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From the bestselling author of E=mc^2, Einstein's Greatest Mistake is a brisk, accessible biography of Albert Einstein that... [more]

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Poum and Alexandre: A Paris Memoir

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Poum and Alexandre: A Paris Memoir

Catherine de Saint Phalle

Biography; Memoirs

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This is the story of two flawed eccentrics. Everything they do subverts their firm intention of keeping up appearances. They... [more]

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Crown of Blood: The Deadly Inheritance of Lady Jane Grey

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Crown of Blood: The Deadly Inheritance of Lady Jane Grey

Nicola Tallis

Biography: historical, political & military; Biography: royalty; History; British & Irish history; Gender studies: women; Advocate - History

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Crown of Blood is an important and significant retelling of an often misread tale, examining evidence that has never before... [more]

$45.00

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The Optician of Lampedusa

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The Optician of Lampedusa

Emma-Jane Kirby

True stories of heroism, endurance & survival; Reportage & collected journalism; History; Social & cultural history; Migration, immigration & emigration; Advocate - Politics

Hardback

From an award-winning BBC journalist, this moving book turns the testimony of an accidental hero into a timeless story about... [more]

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Valiant for Truth: The Life of Chester Wilmot, War Correspondent

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Valiant for Truth: The Life of Chester Wilmot, War Correspondent

Peter Brune, Neil McDonald

Biography; Biography: historical, political & military; Second World War; Radio & television industry; Press & journalism; Advocate - Australian Biography

Hardback

Chester Wilmot brought the triumphs and tragedies of warfare into the homes of millions. He was a renowned Australian war... [more]

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Outlandish Knight: The Byzantine Life of Steven Runciman

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Outlandish Knight: The Byzantine Life of Steven Runciman

Minoo Dinshaw

Biography; Biography: historical, political & military; Historiography

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A biography of one of the greatest British historians.<br /><br />In his... [more]

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Hero of the Empire: The Making of Winston Churchill

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Hero of the Empire: The Making of Winston Churchill

Candice Millard

Biography: historical, political & military; History; British & Irish history; 20th century history: c 1900 to c 2000; Political leaders & leadership

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From the New York Times bestselling author Candice Millard, this is the gripping true story of one dramatic - and emblematic... [more]

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Paul Keating: The Big-Picture Leader

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Paul Keating: The Big-Picture Leader

Troy Bramston

Biography; Biography: historical, political & military; Australasian & Pacific history; Postwar 20th century history, from c 1945 to c 2000; Political leaders & leadership

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Paul Keating: the big-picture leader is the definitive biography of Australia's 24th prime minister, and the first one that... [more]

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The House That Jack Built: Jack Mundey, Green Bans Hero

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The House That Jack Built: Jack Mundey, Green Bans Hero

James Colman

Biography; Conservation of the environment

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This is the story of how an ordinary bloke from the bush became the key figure in a movement that would change the shape of... [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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