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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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Elizabeth: Renaissance Prince

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Elizabeth: Renaissance Prince

Lisa Hilton

Biography: royalty; History; British & Irish history; Early modern history: c 1450 to c 1700

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A definitive portrait of one of the most compelling monarchs England has ever had: Elizabeth I. [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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Mistress: The True Story of Mistresses and Their Men

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Mistress: The True Story of Mistresses and Their Men

Matthew Benns, Terry Smyth

Erotic confessions & true stories; History

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What is it that drives a man to risk everything for a Mistress? And why do the women do it? [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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Eichmann Before Jerusalem: The Unexamined Life of a Mass Murderer

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Eichmann Before Jerusalem: The Unexamined Life of a Mass Murderer

Bettina Stangneth

Biography: historical, political & military; History; The Holocaust; War crimes

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A total re-assessment of the life of Adolf Eichmann that reveals his activities and notoriety amongst a global network of... [more]

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Abducting a General: The Kreipe Operation and SOE in Crete

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Abducting a General: The Kreipe Operation and SOE in Crete

Patrick Leigh Fermor

True war & combat stories; History; British & Irish history; 20th century history: c 1900 to c 2000; Second World War

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One of the greatest feats in Patrick Leigh Fermor's remarkable life was the kidnapping of General Kreipe, the German commander... [more]

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The Churchill Factor: How One Man Made History

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The Churchill Factor: How One Man Made History

Boris Johnson

Biography; Biography: historical, political & military; British & Irish history; 20th century history: c 1900 to c 2000; Political leaders & leadership

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From London's inimitable mayor, Boris Johnson, the story of how Churchill's eccentric genius shaped not only his world but... [more]

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Bill: The Life of William Dobell

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Bill: The Life of William Dobell

Scott Bevan

Painting & paintings; Biography; Biography: arts & entertainment

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In post-war Australia, William Dobell was a household name. But the most famous artist in the land was a broken man. [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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Battarbee and Namatjira

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Battarbee and Namatjira

Martin Edmond

Biography; Biography: arts & entertainment

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Battarbee and Namatjira is the biography of two artists Rex Battarbee and Albert Namatjira, one white Australian from Warrnambool... [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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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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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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Joan of Arc: A History

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Joan of Arc: A History

Helen Castor

Biography: religious & spiritual; History; European history; Early history: c 500 to c 1450&1500

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Brings us afresh a gripping life of Joan of Arc. Instead of the icon, the author gives us a living, breathing young woman;... [more]

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A Forger's Progress: The Life of Francis Greenway

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A Forger's Progress: The Life of Francis Greenway

Alasdair McGregor

Individual architects & architectural firms; Biography; Australasian & Pacific history; Modern history to 20th century: c 1700 to c 1900

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The incredible fall, rise and demise of Francis Greenway, Australia's first government architect. [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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Kerry Stokes: The Boy From Nowhere - A Great Australian Journey

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Kerry Stokes: The Boy From Nowhere - A Great Australian Journey

Andrew Rule

Biography; Biography: business & industry

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The compelling and inspirational story of the rags to riches life of Kerry Stokes, a remarkable Australian. Kerry Stokes is... [more]

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A Food Lover's Pilgrimage to France

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A Food Lover's Pilgrimage to France

Dee Nolan

Memoirs; Food & society; Travel & holiday; Travel writing

Hardback

This captivating book unearths numerous treasures in the French countryside, from exquisite Romanesque churches to world-renowned... [more]

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Augustus: From Revolutionary to Emperor

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Augustus: From Revolutionary to Emperor

Adrian Goldsworthy

Biography: historical, political & military; History; European history; Ancient history: to c 500 CE

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The story of how Augustus rose from an obscure teenager to become Rome's first and greatest emperor [more]

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The Woman Who Would Be King

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The Woman Who Would Be King

Kara Cooney

Biography: historical, political & military; History; Ancient history: to c 500 CE; Gender studies: women

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An engrossing biography of the longest-reigning female pharaoh in Ancient Egypt and the story of her audacious rise to power... [more]

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