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Alan Turing: The Enigma

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Alan Turing: The Enigma

Andrew Hodges

Biography: science, technology & engineering; Coding theory & cryptology; Military intelligence; Mathematics & Sciences; History of mathematics

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Tells the official story that has inspired the British film, The Imitation Game, a nail-biting race against time following... [more]

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Margot at War: Love and Betrayal in Downing Street, 1912-1916

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Margot at War: Love and Betrayal in Downing Street, 1912-1916

Anne De Courcy

Biography; British & Irish history; 20th century history: c 1900 to c 2000; Social & cultural history

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Margot Asquith was perhaps the most daring and unconventional Prime Minister's wife in British history. Known for her wit,... [more]

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Penelope Fitzgerald: A Life

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Penelope Fitzgerald: A Life

Hermione Lee

Biography; Biography: literary

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Penelope Fitzgerald published her first book aged sixty. She went on to become one of the greatest of English novelists. Her... [more]

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Private Bill: In Love and War

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Private Bill: In Love and War

Barrie Cassidy

Biography; Biography: historical, political & military; Second World War; Prisoners of war

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The private battles of Barrie Cassidy's father, who was a WW2 prisoner of war for 1500 days and his mother who, for many months... [more]

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Margaret and Gough: The Love Story That Shaped a Nation

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Margaret and Gough: The Love Story That Shaped a Nation

Susan Mitchell

Biography; Biography: historical, political & military; Political leaders & leadership

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This is the compelling story of former Prime Minister Gough Whitlam, his wife Margaret and their 70-year relationship personal... [more]

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Thomas Cromwell: The Untold Story of Henry VIII's Most Faithful Servant

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Thomas Cromwell: The Untold Story of Henry VIII's Most Faithful Servant...

Tracy Borman

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

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<strong>Thomas Cromwell is known to millions as the leading character in Hilary Mantel's bestselling Wolf Hall and Bring... [more]

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The Frood: The Authorised and Very Official History of Douglas Adams & the Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy

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The Frood: The Authorised and Very Official History of Douglas Adams & the...

Jem Roberts

Biography: literary; Literature: history & criticism; Fiction companions

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Tells the story of Douglas Adams' explosive but agonizingly constructed fictional universe, from his initial inspirations... [more]

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Chasing El Dorado: A South American Adventure

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Chasing El Dorado: A South American Adventure

Aaron Smith

Memoirs; Travel & holiday; Travel writing

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Like William Burroughs before him, Smith is on a journey to save his soul, but instead falls headfirst into the rich kaleidoscope... [more]

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In the Company of Cowards: Bush, Howard and Injustice at Guantanamo

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In the Company of Cowards: Bush, Howard and Injustice at Guantanamo

Michael Mori

Biography; Human rights; Military administration; Other warfare & defence issues

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On a beautiful, balmy evening in Cuba in 2007, David Hicks walked out of Guantanomo Bay, in that moment ceasing to be a detainee... [more]

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Walking Free

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Walking Free

Dr Munjed Al Muderis

Biography; Memoirs

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One man's phenomenal tale of escaping a death sentence in Iraq, surviving the Australian Refugee system and becoming a pioneering... [more]

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Napoleon the Great

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Napoleon the Great

Andrew Roberts

Biography: historical, political & military; History; European history; Modern history to 20th century: c 1700 to c 1900

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It has become all too common for Napoleon Bonaparte's biographers to approach him as a figure to be reviled, bent on world... [more]

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This House of Grief: The Story of a Murder Trial

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This House of Grief: The Story of a Murder Trial

Helen Garner

Biography; True stories

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In this utterly compelling book, Helen Garner tells the story of a man and his broken life. [more]

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George Frideric Handel

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George Frideric Handel

Ellen T. Harris

Music; Baroque music (c 1600 to c 1750); Individual composers & musicians, bands & groups; Biography: arts & entertainment

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An intimate portrait of Handel s life and inner circle, modelled after one of the composer's favourite forms: the fugue. [more]

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What Days Are For: A Memoir

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What Days Are For: A Memoir

Robert Dessaix

Biography; Autobiography: literary; Memoirs

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Witty, acerbic, insightful musings from Robert Dessaix, one of Australia's finest writers. [more]

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The Strangest Family: The Private Lives of George III, Queen Charlotte and the Hanoverians

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The Strangest Family: The Private Lives of George III, Queen Charlotte and...

Janice Hadlow, Martin Davidson

Biography: historical, political & military; History; British & Irish history; Modern history to 20th century: c 1700 to c 1900

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An intensely moving account of George III's doomed attempt to create a happy, harmonious family, written with astonishing... [more]

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The Dead Duke, His Secret Wife and the Missing Corpse

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The Dead Duke, His Secret Wife and the Missing Corpse

Piu Marie Eatwell

True crime; History

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The extraordinary story of the Druce-Portland affair, one of the most notorious, tangled and bizarre legal cases of the late... [more]

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John Olsen: An Artist's Life

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John Olsen: An Artist's Life

Darleen Bungey

Painting & paintings; Biography; Biography: arts & entertainment

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This landmark biography from Darleen Bungey, the author of the acclaimed Arthur Boyd biography, explores what drove John Olsen... [more]

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The Innovators: How a Group of Hackers, Geniuses, and Geeks Created the Digital Revolution

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The Innovators: How a Group of Hackers, Geniuses, and Geeks Created the...

Walter Isaacson

Biography; Biography: science, technology & engineering; Computer science

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The author of the massively bestselling Steve Jobs biography writes the whole history of the digital age [more]

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Acute Misfortune: The Life and Death of Adam Cullen

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Acute Misfortune: The Life and Death of Adam Cullen

Erik Jensen

Painting & paintings; Biography; Biography: arts & entertainment

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An unflinching portrait of talent and addiction. In 2008 the artist Adam Cullen invited journalist Erik Jensen to stay in... [more]

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Murray Gleeson: The Smiler

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Murray Gleeson: The Smiler

Michael Pelly

Biography; Biography: general; Legal skills & practice; Legal system: general

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Born in a small country town in NSW, Gleeson became the nation's top barrister and its leading judge. In a legal career spanning... [more]

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Cook: From Sailor to Legend

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Cook: From Sailor to Legend

Rob Mundle

Biography: historical, political & military; History; Geographical discovery & exploration

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As with Mundle&rsquo;s previous books on Bligh and Flinders, this is full of nautical detail, well-researched and very readable.... [more]

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My Brief History

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My Brief History

Stephen Hawking

Autobiography: science, technology & engineering; Mathematics & Sciences; Popular science

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Recounts author's improbable journey, from his post-war London boyhood to his years of international acclaim and celebrity.... [more]

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Cake Boss: Stories and Recipes from Mia Famiglia

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Cake Boss: Stories and Recipes from Mia Famiglia

Buddy Valastro

Biography: general; History: specific events & topics; Cookery, food & drink; General cookery & recipes

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Cake Boss is a unique, inspiring, illustrated memoir; a combination of warm family stories and recipes for the bakery's 25... [more]

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Schindler's Ark

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Schindler's Ark

Thomas Keneally

True war & combat stories; Fiction & Literature; European history; The Holocaust

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Winner of the Booker Prize and international bestseller [more]

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Foxcatcher: A True Story of Murder, Madness, and the Quest for Olympic Gold

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Foxcatcher: A True Story of Murder, Madness, and the Quest for Olympic Gold...

Mark Schultz, David Thomas

Biography; Biography: sport; True crime; Wrestling

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The Foxcatcher estate, Pennsylvania, January 1996. Dave Schultz, Olympic gold medallist and wrestling golden boy, is shot... [more]

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