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Betsy and the Emperor: The True Story of Napoleon, a Pretty Girl, a Regency Rake, and an Australian Colonial Misadventure

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Betsy and the Emperor: The True Story of Napoleon, a Pretty Girl, a Regency...

Anne Whitehead

Biography: historical, political & military; History; European history; Napoleonic Wars; Battles & campaigns; Abbey's Double Rewards; Advocate - History

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After Napoleon was defeated at the Battle of Waterloo in 1815, he was sent into exile on St Helena. He became an 'eagle in... [more]

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When We Were Young and Foolish: A Memoir of My Misguided Youth with Tony Abbott, Bob Carr, Malcolm Turnbull, Kevin Rudd and Other Reprobates

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When We Were Young and Foolish: A Memoir of My Misguided Youth with Tony...

Greg Sheridan

Biography; Memoirs; Political leaders & leadership

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By chance, Greg Sheridan's early life saw him become intimate friends and colleagues with a fascinating list of people who... [more]

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Monash: The Soldier Who Shaped Australia

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Monash: The Soldier Who Shaped Australia

Grantlee Kieza

Biography; Biography: historical, political & military; Abbey's Double Rewards; Advocate - Australian Biography

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The amazing life story of the general who shaped Australia; the first major biography of Monash in over a decade. [more]

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Latest Readings

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Latest Readings

Clive James

Autobiography: literary; Literary studies: from c 1900 -; Literary studies: poetry & poets

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An esteemed literary critic shares his final musings on books, his children, and his own impending death [more]

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General Thinker

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General Thinker

Remo Giuffre

Autobiography: general; Business & Economics

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Serial founder Remo Giuffre (REMO General Store, General Thinking and TEDxSydney) has taken his skills as a merchant and communicator... [more]

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The Plantagenets: The Warrior Kings and Queens Who Made England

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The Plantagenets: The Warrior Kings and Queens Who Made England

Dan Jones (University of Central Florida)

Biography: general; History; European history; Medieval history

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Originally published: Great Britain: Harper Press, 2012. [more]

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The Maid and the Queen: The Secret History of Joan of Arc

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The Maid and the Queen: The Secret History of Joan of Arc

Nancy Goldstone

Biography: historical, political & military; History; Medieval history

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This revisionist biography unearths the secular and verifiable basis for Joan of Arc's heroic exploits: Yolande of Aragon,... [more]

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Nancy: The Story of Lady Astor

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Nancy: The Story of Lady Astor

Adrian Fort

Biography; Biography: arts & entertainment; Biography: historical, political & military; Politics & government

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A new biography of Nancy Astor, American socialite and social crusader who blazed a trail through British society amid two... [more]

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Her Father's Daughter

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Her Father's Daughter

Alice Pung

Biography; Memoirs

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At twenty-something, Alice is hungry for the milestones of young womanhood: leaving home, choosing a career, finding friendship... [more]

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Up from the Mission: Selected Writings

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Up from the Mission: Selected Writings

Noel Pearson

Memoirs; History; Social issues & processes; Indigenous peoples; Politics & government

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Up from the Mission charts the life and thought of Noel Pearson, from his early days as a native title lawyer to his position... [more]

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Being Mortal: Illness, Medicine and What Matters in the End

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Being Mortal: Illness, Medicine and What Matters in the End

Atul Gawande

Biography; Public health & preventive medicine; Popular science; Popular medicine & health; Coping with death & bereavement; Advocate - Biography

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For most of human history, death was a common, ever-present possibility. It didn't matter whether you were five or fifty -... [more]

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Holding the Man (Film Tie-In)

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Holding the Man (Film Tie-In)

Timothy Conigrave

Biography; Autobiography: general

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Now a major feature film directed by Neil Armfield and starring Ryan Corr, Craig Stott, Kerry Fox, Camilla Ah Kin and Sarah... [more]

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Not Just Black and White: A Conversation Between a Mother and Daughter

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Not Just Black and White: A Conversation Between a Mother and Daughter

Lesley Williams, Tammy Williams

Biography; Memoirs; Indigenous peoples; Advocate - Australian Biography

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Two remarkable women tell an inspirational story about the power of family and pursuing your dreams. Lesley Williams is forced... [more]

$32.95

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Under Cover: Adventures in the Art of Editing

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Under Cover: Adventures in the Art of Editing

Craig Munro

Biography; Memoirs; Literary studies: fiction, novelists & prose writers; Abbey's Double Rewards; Advocate - Australian Biography

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A candid, insightful memoir by one of Australia's foremost editors, who worked with many of the country's finest writers.... [more]

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J. M. Coetzee and the Life of Writing: Face to Face with Time

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J. M. Coetzee and the Life of Writing: Face to Face with Time

David Attwell

Biography: literary; Advocate - Poetry & Writing

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J. M. Coetzee-winner of the Nobel Prize for Literature, twice winner of the Man Booker Prize-is one of the world's most celebrated... [more]

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Tonio: A Requiem Memoir

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Tonio: A Requiem Memoir

Adri Van der Heijden

Biography; Memoirs

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On Pentecost 2010, Tonio - the only son of writer Adri van der Heijden - is hit by a car. He dies of his injuries that same... [more]

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A True Story of the Great Escape: A Young Australian POW in the Most Audacious Breakout of WWII

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A True Story of the Great Escape: A Young Australian POW in the Most Audacious...

Louise Williams

Biography; True war & combat stories; Prisoners of war; Advocate - Australian Biography

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John Williams was a medical student and passionate surfer. When war broke out, he trained as a pilot and rapidly was recognised... [more]

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To Reach the Clouds (aka 'The Walk' Film Tie-In)

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To Reach the Clouds (aka 'The Walk' Film Tie-In)

Philippe Petit

Biography; Memoirs; Extreme sports; Active outdoor pursuits

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One night in 1974, Philippe Petit secretly - and illegally - rigged a tightrope between the twin towers of the World Trade... [more]

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Prick with a Fork: The World's Worst Waitress Spills the Beans

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Prick with a Fork: The World's Worst Waitress Spills the Beans

Larissa Dubecki

Biography; Memoirs; Advocate - Australian Biography

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A hilarious and horrific dissection of the restaurant industry from the waiter's point of view, Prick with a Fork is a statement... [more]

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Unbroken

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Unbroken

Alex McKinnon

Memoirs

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Rugby League was Alex McKinnon's life. Born into a football family, from five years old Alex played junior football with the... [more]

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You're Never Weird on the Internet (Almost)

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You're Never Weird on the Internet (Almost)

Felicia Day

Individual actors & performers; Television; Biography; Autobiography: arts & entertainment

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From online entertainment mogul, actress and 'queen of the geeks' Felicia Day comes a funny, quirky and inspiring memoir about... [more]

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Fair Game: A Tasmanian Memoir

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Fair Game: A Tasmanian Memoir

Carmel Bird

Biography

Paperback

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$9.95

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Growing Up Cafe

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Growing Up Cafe

Phillip Stamatellis

Biography

Paperback

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Solomon's Noose: The True Story of Her Majesty's Hangman of Hobart

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Solomon's Noose: The True Story of Her Majesty's Hangman of Hobart

Steve Harris

Biography; True crime

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The story of a young convict, Solomon Blay, who became Her Majesty's hangman in Van Diemen's Land; [more]

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Revolution

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Revolution

Russell Brand

Television; Autobiography: arts & entertainment; Society & Social Sciences

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We all know the system isn't working. Our governments are corrupt and the opposing parties pointlessly similar. In this book,... [more]

$24.99

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