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Modigliani: A Life

Modigliani: A Life

Meryle Secrest

History of Art & Design Styles; Painting & paintings; Individual artists, art monographs; Biography; Biography: general; Biography: arts & entertainment

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Secrest, respected biographer of art world personalities (Being Bernard Berenson), musicians such as Leonard Bernstein, and... [more]

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Private Journal of a Voyage to Australia

Private Journal of a Voyage to Australia

James Bell

Biography; Autobiography: historical, political & military; Diaries, letters & journals; History; Australasian & Pacific history; Modern history to 20th century: c 1700 to c 1900; Geographical discovery & exploration; Expeditions

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On 19 November 1838 James Bell, then aged 21, set out in the sailing vessel the Planter from St Katharine Docks in London... [more]

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Fear and Loathing at Rolling Stone: The Essential Writing of Hunter S. Thompson

Fear and Loathing at Rolling Stone: The Essential Writing of Hunter S. Thompson...

Hunter S. Thompson

Diaries, letters & journals; Society & Social Sciences

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This definitive, hand-picked selection of Thompson's finest pieces ever published in Rolling Stone showcases the evolution... [more]

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Dead Men's Silver: The Story of Australia's Greatest Shipwreck Hunter

Dead Men's Silver: The Story of Australia's Greatest Shipwreck Hunter

Hugh Edwards

Biography; Biography: general; True stories: discovery, historical & scientific; 20th century history: c 1900 to c 2000; Maritime history; Geographical discovery & exploration; Ships & shipping: general interest

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This is a romantic story of shipwreck hunting, with pieces-of-eight, Dutch ducatons, German talers, Burgundian crowns, and... [more]

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Reluctant Democrat: Sir William Denison in Australia 1847-1861

Reluctant Democrat: Sir William Denison in Australia 1847-1861

J. M. Bennett

Biography: general; Biography: historical, political & military; Public administration; Jurisprudence & general issues; Systems of law

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Aristocrat by birth, autocrat by nature, and officer of the Royal Engineers by training, Sir William Denison became a Governor... [more]

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The Invention of Murder: How the Victorians Revelled in Death and Detection and Created Modern Crime

The Invention of Murder: How the Victorians Revelled in Death and Detection...

Judith Flanders

Biography; British & Irish history; Modern history to 20th century: c 1700 to c 1900; Social & cultural history; Crime & criminology

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'We are a trading community, a commercial people. Murder is doubtless a very shocking offence, nevertheless as what is done... [more]

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Death in the City of Light: The True Story of the Serial Killer Who Terrorised Wartime Paris

Death in the City of Light: The True Story of the Serial Killer Who Terrorised...

David King

Biography; True crime; European history; 20th century history: c 1900 to c 2000; The Holocaust

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The sensational true story of the serial killer who stalked the streets of Nazi-occupied Paris. [more]

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Van Gogh

Van Gogh

Steven Naifeh, Gregory White Smith

Art & Architecture; Art & design styles: Impressionism & Post-Impressionism; Individual artists, art monographs; Biography: general

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Vincent van Gogh created some of the best loved - and most expensive - works of art ever made, from the early The Potato... [more]

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Life without the Boring Bits

Life without the Boring Bits

Colleen McCullough

Biography; Biography: general; Autobiography: literary; Memoirs; Language teaching & learning material & coursework; Prose: non-fiction

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World famous writer Colleen McCullough has always resisted the idea of producing an autobiography, pleading as her excuse... [more]

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The Gentry: Stories of the English

The Gentry: Stories of the English

Adam Nicolson

Biography: general; History; British & Irish history; Social & cultural history; Social classes

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Prize-winning author Adam Nicolson tells the story he was born to write - the real story of England. It is the gentry that... [more]

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Mawson's Forgotten Men: The 1911-1913 Antarctic Diary of Charles Turnbull Harrisson

Mawson's Forgotten Men: The 1911-1913 Antarctic Diary of Charles Turnbull...

Heather Rossiter

Biography; Diaries, letters & journals; Expeditions

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Charles Turnbull Harrisson (1867-1914) was one of the members of Douglas Mawson's legendary Australasian Antarctic Expedition... [more]

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Sybil Exposed: The Extraordinary Story Behind the Famous Multiple-personality Case

Sybil Exposed: The Extraordinary Story Behind the Famous Multiple-personality...

Debbie Nathan

Biography: general; Popular culture; Hoaxes & deceptions; Psychology; Psychiatry; Coping with anxiety & phobias

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The true story of the three women behind Sybil, the international bestseller and smash hit movie. [more]

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A Train in Winter: A Story of Resistance, Friendship and Survival

A Train in Winter: A Story of Resistance, Friendship and Survival

Caroline Moorehead

Autobiography: historical, political & military; History; The Holocaust; Second World War

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On an icy dawn morning in Paris in January 1943, 230 French women resisters were rounded up from the Gestapo detention camps... [more]

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The Hare With Amber Eyes: A Hidden Inheritance

The Hare With Amber Eyes: A Hidden Inheritance

Edmund de Waal

Carvings: artworks; Biography; Biography: general

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Presents photographs of the celebrated netsuke collection - 264 Japanese wood and ivory carvings, none of them bigger than... [more]

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Why be Happy When You Could be Normal?

Why be Happy When You Could be Normal?

Jeanette Winterson

Biography; Autobiography: literary

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Presents the story of an adopted child, and the thwarted giantess Mrs Winterson. [more]

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After Words: The Post-Prime Ministerial Speeches

After Words: The Post-Prime Ministerial Speeches

Paul Keating

Biography; Prose: non-fiction; Literary essays; Anthologies (non-poetry); Social issues & processes; Politics & government

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A unique volume of speeches and occasional pieces written entirely by former Australian Prime Minister Paul Keating. [more]

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The Winter King: The Dawn of Tudor England

The Winter King: The Dawn of Tudor England

Thomas Penn

Biography: historical, political & military; History; British & Irish history; Early modern history: c 1450 to c 1700

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Tells the story of Henry VII's time as King, and the fraught and unstable birth of Tudor England. Rich with incident and drama,... [more]

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Ian Fleming's Commandos: The Story of 30 Assault Unit in WWII

Ian Fleming's Commandos: The Story of 30 Assault Unit in WWII

Nicholas Rankin

Biography; British & Irish history; Second World War; Special & elite forces; Military intelligence

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In 1942, Lieutenant-Commander Ian Fleming was personal assistant to the Director of Naval Intelligence - the dynamic figure... [more]

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Come the Revolution: A Memoir

Come the Revolution: A Memoir

Alex Mitchell, Alex Mitchell

Biography; Memoirs

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Considers questions of Asian American Identity and issues of homeland and home in Asian American film. [more]

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Lady Jane Grey: A Tudor Mystery

Lady Jane Grey: A Tudor Mystery

Eric Ives

Biography: general; Biography: historical, political & military; History; British & Irish history; Early modern history: c 1450 to c 1700

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Lady Jane Grey, is one of the most elusive and tragic characters in English history. In July 1553 the death of the childless... [more]

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The Boleyns: The Rise & Fall of a Tudor Family

The Boleyns: The Rise & Fall of a Tudor Family

David Loades

Biography: historical, political & military; History; British & Irish history; Early modern history: c 1450 to c 1700

Hardback

A magnificent tale of family rivalry and intrigue set against Henry VIII's court. [more]

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Jack of All Trades, Mistress of One

Jack of All Trades, Mistress of One

Grahame Bond

Television; Biography; Memoirs

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Things were never quite the same once Aunty Jack roared onto our television screens in the 1970s, threatening to rip our bloody... [more]

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Charles Dickens: A Life

Charles Dickens: A Life

Claire Tomalin

Biography; Biography: general; Biography: literary; Literature: history & criticism

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Charles Dickens was a phenomenon: a demonicly hardworking journalist, the father of ten children, a tireless walker and traveller,... [more]

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Steve Jobs: The Exclusive Biography

Steve Jobs: The Exclusive Biography

Walter Isaacson

Biography; Biography: business & industry; Information technology industries

Hardback

* An extraordinary book which gives us a unique insight into the life and thinking of the man who has single-handedly transformed... [more]

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Red Zone Baghdad: My War In Iraq

Red Zone Baghdad: My War In Iraq

Colonel Marcus Fielding

Memoirs; History; Warfare & defence

Paperback

When Colonel Marcus Fielding returned home from his tour of duty in Baghdad, a taxi driver asked him what it was like being... [more]

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