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The Pigeon Tunnel: Stories from My Life

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The Pigeon Tunnel: Stories from My Life

John Le Carre

Biography; Biography: literary; Literary studies: fiction, novelists & prose writers; British & Irish history; Social & cultural history; Advocate - Biography

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With a journey into the worlds of his 'secret sharers' - the men and women, who inspired some of his most enthralling novels... [more]

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Queen Bees: Six Brilliant and Extraordinary Society Hostesses Between the Wars - A Spectacle of Celebrity, Talent, and Burning Ambition

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Queen Bees: Six Brilliant and Extraordinary Society Hostesses Between the...

Sian Evans

Biography: historical, political & military; History; British & Irish history; 20th century history: c 1900 to c 2000; Social & cultural history; Advocate - History

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The story of the six extraordinary hostesses who shaped British society in the inter-war years: Lady Astor, Lady Colefax,... [more]

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Making Headlines

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Making Headlines

Chris Mitchell

Memoirs; Society & Social Sciences

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As editor-in-chief of The Australian Chris Mitchell ran the largest stable of journalists with the largest editorial budget... [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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A foreignerâ??s criticism provides the impetus for Amanda Webster to embark on a long-intended search for two former... [more]

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The Dust of Uruzgan

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The Dust of Uruzgan

Fred Smith

Biography; Memoirs; Afghan War; Diplomacy

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Fred Smith has been described as 'Australia's secret weapon' in international diplomacy. As a career diplomat, he served for... [more]

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Working Class Boy

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Working Class Boy

Jimmy Barnes

Rock & Pop music; Biography; Autobiography: arts & entertainment

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Long before Cold Chisel, long before 'Barnesy', there was the true story of James Dixon Swan A household name, an Australian... [more]

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The Temptation of Elizabeth Tudor

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The Temptation of Elizabeth Tudor

Elizabeth Norton

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

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The riveting story of the sex scandal that threatened the life of the young Elizabeth Tudor, and whose outcome was pivotal... [more]

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Rome's Last Citizen: Life and Legacy of Cato, Mortal Enemy of Caesar

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Rome's Last Citizen: Life and Legacy of Cato, Mortal Enemy of Caesar

Rob Goodman, Jimmy Soni

Biography: historical, political & military; History

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Cato grappled with home-grown terrorists, a public and private debt crisis, a yawning gap between rich and poor, and a fractious... [more]

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Rise to Greatness: Abraham Lincoln and America's Most Perilous Year

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Rise to Greatness: Abraham Lincoln and America's Most Perilous Year

David Von Drehle

Biography: historical, political & military; History; History of the Americas; American Civil War; Political leaders & leadership

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Von Drehle has chosen a critical year ('the most eventful year in American history' and the year Lincoln rose to greatness),... [more]

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Chagrin D'ecole

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Chagrin D'ecole

Daniel Pennac

Autobiography: literary; Languages & ESL

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Genghis Khan: The Man Who Conquered the World

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Genghis Khan: The Man Who Conquered the World

Frank McLynn

Biography: historical, political & military; History; Asian history; Early history: c 500 to c 1450&1500; Advocate - History

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Genghis Khan was by far the greatest conqueror the world has ever known, whose empire stretched from the Pacific Ocean to... [more]

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The High Life of Oswald Watt: Australia's First Military Pilot

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The High Life of Oswald Watt: Australia's First Military Pilot

Chris Clark

Biography; Biography: historical, political & military; Autobiography: historical, political & military; First World War; Military vehicles; Aviation skills & piloting

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'Father of the Flying Corps' and 'Father of Australian Aviation' were two of the unofficial titles conferred on Oswald ( Toby... [more]

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Lucie Aubrac: The French Resistance Heroine Who Defied the Gestapo

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Lucie Aubrac: The French Resistance Heroine Who Defied the Gestapo

Sian Rees

Biography: historical, political & military; History; European history; Second World War; Revolutionary groups & movements

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Who was Lucie Aubrac? What did she really do in 1943? And was she truly the spirit of la vraie France, or a woman who could... [more]

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The Hero Maker: A Biography of Paul Brickhill

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The Hero Maker: A Biography of Paul Brickhill

Stephen Dando-Collins

Films, movies & cinema; Biography; Biography: literary; Literary studies: fiction, novelists & prose writers; Advocate - Australian Biography

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The Dam Busters, The Great Escape and Reach for the Sky were all written by Paul Brickhill, an Australian hero of WWII. 2016... [more]

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My Family and Other Animals

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My Family and Other Animals

Gerald Durrell

Memoirs; Wildlife: general interest; Travel & holiday

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Escaping the ills of the British climate, the Durrell family - acne-ridden Margo, gun-toting Leslie, bookworm Lawrence and... [more]

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The Shot

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The Shot

Gary Ramage

Individual photographers; Photographic reportage; Biography; Memoirs; Press & journalism; Advocate - Australian Biography

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As Australia's premier war photographer - and as a former soldier - Gary Ramage has been in and out of just about every conflict... [more]

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God's Wolf: The Life of the Most Notorious of All Crusaders: Reynald de Chatillon

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God's Wolf: The Life of the Most Notorious of All Crusaders: Reynald de...

Jeffrey Lee

Biography: historical, political & military; History; Middle Eastern history; Medieval history; Crusades; Advocate - History

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The sweeping story of one of the most notorious crusader knights, Reynald de Chatillon - a great Christian hero of the Second... [more]

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Celeste: The Parisian Courtesan Who Became a Countess and Bestselling Writer

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Celeste: The Parisian Courtesan Who Became a Countess and Bestselling Writer...

Roland Perry

Biography: arts & entertainment; History; Advocate - History

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Courtesan, countess, bestselling author - the tempestuous true story of a woman far ahead of her time...  [more]

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Kidnapped: The Crime That Shocked the Nation

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Kidnapped: The Crime That Shocked the Nation

Mark Tedeschi

Biography; True crime; Criminal investigation & detection; Crime Chronicle - True Crime

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Kidnapped - The crime that shocked the nation The story of Australia's only known kidnapping of a child for ransom When eight... [more]

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Albanese: Telling It Straight

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Albanese: Telling It Straight

Karen Middleton

Biography; Biography: historical, political & military

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The moving personal story behind the very public political face of Labor's Anthony Albanese, written with the cooperation... [more]

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Grant and I

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Grant and I

Robert Forster

Music; Rock & Pop music; Individual composers & musicians, bands & groups; Memoirs; Advocate - Performing Arts

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Grant and I is the story of the friendship and collaboration of Grant McLennan and Robert Forster, who gave Australia The... [more]

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Freeing Peter

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Freeing Peter

Andrew Greste, Juris Greste, Lois Greste

Biography; Memoirs; Human rights; Advocate - Australian Biography

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<strong>ABBEY'S CHOICE SEPTEMBER 2016</strong> ----- Freeing Peter tells the extraordinary true story of how an ordinary Australian... [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; Advocate - Australian Biography

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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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The 15:17 to Paris: The True Story of a Terrorist, a Train, and Three Friends Who Became Heroes

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The 15:17 to Paris: The True Story of a Terrorist, a Train, and Three Friends...

Anthony Sadler, Alek Skarlatos, Spencer Stone

Biography; True stories of heroism, endurance & survival; Terrorist attack; Crime Chronicle - True Crime

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On 21 August 2015, Ayoub al-Khazzani boarded a train in Brussels bound for Paris. We now know that he was an ISIS terrorist.... [more]

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Lecretia's Choice: A Story of Love, Death and the Law

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Lecretia's Choice: A Story of Love, Death and the Law

Matt Vickers

Biography; Memoirs

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A successful young lawyer in Wellington, Lecretia Seales met and fell in love with Matt Vickers in 2003. In Lecretia's Choice,... [more]

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