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The Convict's Daughter: The Scandal That Shocked a Colony

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The Convict's Daughter: The Scandal That Shocked a Colony

Kiera Lindsey

Biography: historical, political & military; History; Australasian & Pacific history; Abbey's Double Rewards; Advocate - History

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<strong>ABBEY'S CHOICE MAY 2016 ----- </strong>A dramatic and fast-paced biography of a currency lass born to convicts who... [more]

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Whole Wild World: A Memoir

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Whole Wild World: A Memoir

Tom Dusevic

Biography; Memoirs; Advocate - Australian Biography

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In this exuberant and compelling memoir of family and childhood, readers will be swept away by Tom Dusevic's verve, warmth... [more]

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Leonard: My Fifty-Year Friendship with A Remarkable Man

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Leonard: My Fifty-Year Friendship with A Remarkable Man

William Shatner, David Fisher

Individual actors & performers; Films, movies & cinema; Biography: arts & entertainment; Science fiction

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William Shatner and Leonard Nimoy first met as journeymen actors on the set of The Man from U.N.C.L.E. Little did they know... [more]

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The Shock of Recognition: The Books and Music That Have Inspired Me

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The Shock of Recognition: The Books and Music That Have Inspired Me

Barry Jones

Music reviews & criticism; Biography; Memoirs; Literary companions

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With all his generosity, Barry Jones shares his love of the great literature and music of the world. [more]

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Menzies: The Shaping of Modern Australia

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Menzies: The Shaping of Modern Australia

John Nethercote

Biography: historical, political & military; History; Politics & government

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It is impossible to make sense of modern Australia without understanding the achievements of Sir Robert Menzies. Half a century... [more]

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My Life on the Road

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My Life on the Road

Gloria Steinem

Biography; Memoirs; Feminism & feminist theory

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From journalist, activist and international icon Gloria Steinem comes her first book in twenty years, an all-new memoir of... [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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Seeds of Fiction: Graham Greene's Adventures in Haiti and Central America, 1954-1963

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Seeds of Fiction: Graham Greene's Adventures in Haiti and Central America,...

Bernard Diederich

Biography: literary; Literary studies: from c 1900 -; Literary studies: fiction, novelists & prose writers

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<p><span style="line-height: 1.45em;">In 1965, Graham Greene joined journalist Bernard Diederich in the Dominican&nbsp;</span><span... [more]

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Putin's Kleptocracy: Who Owns Russia?

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Putin's Kleptocracy: Who Owns Russia?

Karen Dawisha (University of Maryland, College Park)

True crime; Regional studies; History; European history; Organised crime; Political science & theory

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The raging question in the world today is who is the real Vladimir Putin and what are his intentions. Karen Dawisha s brilliant... [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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Detective Piggott's Casebook: True Tales of Murder, Madness and the Rise of Forensic Science

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Detective Piggott's Casebook: True Tales of Murder, Madness and the Rise...

Kevin Morgan

Biography; True crime; Forensic science

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Welcome to hell, a world at war. The streets of Melbourne no longer a tidy grid but fractured with laneways like cracks in... [more]

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The Lady Queen: The Notorious Reign of Joanna I, Queen of Naples, Jerusalem, and Sicily

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The Lady Queen: The Notorious Reign of Joanna I, Queen of Naples, Jerusalem,...

Nancy Goldstone

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

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The Lady Queen weaves the story of one of the most extraordinary (and unjustly overlooked) rulers of the Middle Ages. . .... [more]

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Farewell to the Father

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Farewell to the Father

Timothy Elliott

Biography; Abbey's Double Rewards; Advocate - Australian Biography

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An outstandingly powerful memoir that chronicles a son's coming to terms with his father's decline into madness. [more]

$34.99

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Florence Foster Jenkins

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Florence Foster Jenkins

Nicholas Martin, Jasper Rees

Opera; Individual composers & musicians, bands & groups; Biography; Biography: arts & entertainment

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'People may say that I couldn't sing. But no one can say that I didn't sing.' Despite lacking pitch, rhythm or tone, Florence... [more]

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Of Ashes and Rivers That Run to the Sea

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Of Ashes and Rivers That Run to the Sea

Marie Munkara

Biography; Memoirs; Abbey's Double Rewards; Advocate - Australian Biography

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Heartbreaking, darkly funny and deeply moving, Of Ashes and Rivers That Flow to the Sea is a fearless account of being a young... [more]

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Heartlines: The Year I Met My Other Mother

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Heartlines: The Year I Met My Other Mother

Susannah McFarlane, Robin Leuba

Biography; Memoirs; Sociology: family & relationships; Adoption & fostering

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In 1965, Robin, unmarried and pregnant, comes to Melbourne to give birth and give her baby up for adoption, then returns to... [more]

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In Order to Live: A North Korean Girl's Journey to Freedom

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In Order to Live: A North Korean Girl's Journey to Freedom

Yeonmi Park

Biography; Memoirs; True stories of heroism, endurance & survival; Human rights; Advocate - Biography

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Yeonmi Park was not dreaming of freedom when she escaped from North Korea. She didn't even know what it meant to be free.... [more]

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The Ice Age: A Journey into Crystal Meth Addiction

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The Ice Age: A Journey into Crystal Meth Addiction

Luke Williams

Biography; Drug & substance abuse: social aspects

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A topical, insightful investigation into a drug that has taken a ferocious grip on societies around the world - told by a... [more]

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Whiskey Tango Foxtrot: Strange Days in Afghanistan and Pakistan

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Whiskey Tango Foxtrot: Strange Days in Afghanistan and Pakistan

Kim Barker

Biography: historical, political & military; Memoirs; History; International relations; Terrorism, armed struggle

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A true-life Catch-22 set in the war-torn countries of Afghanistan and Pakistan, by one of the region's longest-serving correspondents.... [more]

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The Fighter: A True Story

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The Fighter: A True Story

Arnold Zable

Biography; Biography: general

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Henry Nissen was a champion boxer, the boy from Amess Street in working-class Carlton who fought his way up to beat some of... [more]

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Avalanche

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Avalanche

Julia Leigh

Biography; Autobiography: science, technology & engineering

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At the age of 38 acclaimed novelist Julia Leigh made her first visit to the IVF clinic, full of hope. So started a long and... [more]

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Thicker Than Water

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Thicker Than Water

Cal Flyn

Biography; Modern & contemporary fiction (post c 1945); Advocate - Biography

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Cal Flyn was very proud when she discovered that her ancestor, Angus McMillan, had been a pioneer of colonial Australia. However,... [more]

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Lab Girl: A Story of Trees, Science and Love

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Lab Girl: A Story of Trees, Science and Love

Hope Jahren

Biography; Memoirs; Abnormal psychology; Trees, wildflowers & plants; Advocate - Biography

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A frank, illuminating and incandescent memoir by a trailblazing scientist; a moving portrait of a longtime collaboration in... [more]

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The Wicked Boy: The Mystery of a Victorian Child Murderer

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The Wicked Boy: The Mystery of a Victorian Child Murderer

Kate Summerscale

Biography; True crime; Abbey's Double Rewards; Crime Chronicle - True Crime

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Early in the morning of Monday 8 July 1895, thirteen-year-old Robert Coombes and his twelve-year-old brother Nattie set out... [more]

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Code of Silence: How One Honest Police Officer Took on Australia's Most Corrupt Police Force

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Code of Silence: How One Honest Police Officer Took on Australia's Most...

Colin Dillon

Biography; Autobiography: general; True crime; Indigenous peoples; Police & security services; Political corruption; Abbey's Double Rewards; Crime Chronicle - True Crime

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The powerful true story of the first police officer to lift the lid on police corruption in Queensland and what then happened... [more]

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