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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

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

Paperback

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

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A is for Arsenic: The Poisons of Agatha Christie

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A is for Arsenic: The Poisons of Agatha Christie

Kathryn Harkup

Biography

Paperback

Fourteen Agatha Christie novels. Fourteen poisons. Just because it's fiction doesn't mean it's entirely made up... [more]

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Chasing Shadows: The Life and Death of Peter Roebuck

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Chasing Shadows: The Life and Death of Peter Roebuck

Tim Lane, Elliot Cartledge

Biography: sport; Cricket

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Part biography, part personal reflection and part investigation, Chasing Shadows: The Life And Death Of Peter Roebuck celebrates... [more]

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The White Road: A Pilgrimage of Sorts

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The White Road: A Pilgrimage of Sorts

Edmund De Waal

Biography

Paperback

Edmund de Waal travels the globe to tell the story of his obsession with porcelain, or 'white gold', and the lure it held... [more]

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Modern Love: The Lives of John and Sunday Reed

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Modern Love: The Lives of John and Sunday Reed

Lesley Harding, Kendrah Morgan

Biography

Paperback

Equal parts romance and tragedy, Modern Love explores the lives of these champions of successive generations of Australian... [more]

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Second Half First

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Second Half First

Drusilla Modjeska

Biography

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Beginning with the disastrous events of the night before her fortieth birthday, in Second Half First Drusilla Modjeska looks... [more]

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Interestingly Enough... The Life of Tom Keneally

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Interestingly Enough... The Life of Tom Keneally

Stephany Evans Steggall

Biography

Hardback

For five decades Tom Keneally has been one of Australia's most loved literary figures. [more]

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General Thinker

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General Thinker

Remo Giuffre

Autobiography: general; Business & Economics

Paperback

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 Patriarch: The Remarkable Life and Turbulent Times of Joseph P. Kennedy

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The Patriarch: The Remarkable Life and Turbulent Times of Joseph P. Kennedy...

David Nasaw

Biography: historical, political & military; History; History of the Americas

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Examines the life of Joseph P Kennedy, the founder of the twentieth century's most famous political dynasty. This book tells... [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

Paperback

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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A Brilliant Touch

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A Brilliant Touch

Christobel Mattingley

Botanical art; Biography: arts & entertainment; Mathematics & Sciences

Hardback

Adam Forster (1848??1928) began life as Carl Ludwig August Wiarda in East Friesland (Germany). After serving in the Franco-Prussian... [more]

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Better: A Surgeon's Notes on Performance

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Better: A Surgeon's Notes on Performance

Atul Gawande

Biography

Hardback

The New York Times bestselling author examines the complex and risk-filled medical profession and how those involved progress... [more]

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Remembering Anita Cobby: The Case, the Husband, the Aftermath - 30 Years On

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Remembering Anita Cobby: The Case, the Husband, the Aftermath - 30 Years...

Mark Morri

Biography; Crime Chronicle - True Crime

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John Cobby finally tells his story, 30 years after the murder of his wife, Anita. On 4 February 1986, John Cobby's life imploded.... [more]

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The Lovers: Love and Vengeance in Afghanistan

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The Lovers: Love and Vengeance in Afghanistan

Rod Nordland

Biography; Advocate - Biography

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A story of forbidden love. Zakia and Mohammad Ali are a modern day Romeo and Juliet. Two young Afghan lovers who defied their... [more]

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Call of the Outback: The Remarkable Story of Ernestine Hill, Nomad, Adventurer and Trailblazer

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Call of the Outback: The Remarkable Story of Ernestine Hill, Nomad, Adventurer...

Marianne van Velzen

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

Paperback

Long before Robin Davidson wrote Tracks, the extraordinary Ernestine Hill was dubbed 'The Wild Woman of the Outback' for her... [more]

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My Own Story: Inspiration for the Major Motion Picture Suffragette

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My Own Story: Inspiration for the Major Motion Picture Suffragette

Emmeline Pankhurst

Biography

Paperback

Emmeline Pankhurst was raised in a world that valued men over women. At fourteen she attended her first suffrage meeting and... [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

Paperback

A gripping psychological portrait and a moving exploration of the human condition. [more]

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Idle Talk: Gwen Harwood, Letters 1960-1964

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Idle Talk: Gwen Harwood, Letters 1960-1964

Alison Hoddinot

Biography

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This volume, edited and with invaluable notes by Alison Hoddinott, comprises Gwen Harwood's fascinating, unexpurgated letters... [more]

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When This Thing Happened: The Story of a Father, a Son, and the Wars That Changed Them

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When This Thing Happened: The Story of a Father, a Son, and the Wars That...

Michael McKernan

Biography

Paperback

A tour de force about the impact of war on one family over the twentieth century. As deputy director of the Australian War... [more]

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The Devil is a Black Dog: Stories from the Middle East and Beyond

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The Devil is a Black Dog: Stories from the Middle East and Beyond

Sandor Jaszberenyi

Biography; True war & combat stories; True stories of heroism, endurance & survival

Paperback

<strong>ABBEY'S BOOKSELLER PICK</strong>&nbsp;----- Although categorised as Biography, the short stories presented here are... [more]

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Chasing Lost Time: The Life of C.K. Scott Moncrieff: Soldier, Spy and Translator

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Chasing Lost Time: The Life of C.K. Scott Moncrieff: Soldier, Spy and Translator...

Jean Findlay

Biography

Paperback

Written by Scott Moncrieff's great-great-niece, Jean Findlay, with exclusive access to the family archive, this book presents... [more]

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Scholarly Scoundrel: Laurence Hynes Halloran

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Scholarly Scoundrel: Laurence Hynes Halloran

Jan Worthington

Biography

Paperback

Until Laurence Halloran got to Australia in Governor Macquarie's time, there was nowhere for anyone to get more than rudimentary... [more]

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Kidnapped

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Kidnapped

Mark Tedeschi

Biography

Paperback

Kidnapped is about Stephen Bradley, who perpetrated the 1960 kidnapping for ransom and murder of eight-year-old Sydney schoolboy,... [more]

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The Lady in the Van (Film Tie-In)

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The Lady in the Van (Film Tie-In)

Alan Bennett

Biography

Paperback

Adapted for the screen by the author from his celebrated memoir, this book tells the true story of the relationship between... [more]

$16.99

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Crime Museum Uncovered: The Dark Secrets of Scotland Yard's '?Black Museum'

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Crime Museum Uncovered: The Dark Secrets of Scotland Yard's '?Black Museum'...

Julia Hoffbrand, Keily, Jackie

Biography

Paperback

Scotland Yard's Black Museum reveals its dark secrets. [more]

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