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The Mad Boy, Lord Berners, My Grandmother and Me

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The Mad Boy, Lord Berners, My Grandmother and Me

Sofka Zinovieff

Biography; Autobiography: general; British & Irish history

Paperback

If the two men made an unlikely couple, at a time when homosexuality was illegal, the addition to the household in 1942 of... [more]

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Lion: A Long Way Home (Film Tie-In)

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Lion: A Long Way Home (Film Tie-In)

Saroo Brierley

Biography; Anthologies (non-poetry)

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A true story of survival and triumph against incredible odds, now a major motion picture When Saroo Brierley used Google... [more]

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The Princess Diarist: A Sort of Memoir

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The Princess Diarist: A Sort of Memoir

Carrie Fisher

Film, TV & Radio; Individual actors & performers; Films, movies & cinema; Autobiography: arts & entertainment; Diaries, letters & journals; Science fiction

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A thoroughly original and intimate memoir by the bestselling author of Postcards from the Edge and Wishful Drinking. [more]

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Shark Tracker: Confessions of an Underwater Cameraman

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Shark Tracker: Confessions of an Underwater Cameraman

Richard Fitzpatrick

Biography; Marine biology; Fishes (ichthyology)

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Marine biologist and underwater cameraman Richard Shark Tracker Fitzpatrick wrangles sharks and other deadly marine creatures... [more]

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Light and Shadow: Memoirs of a Spy's Son

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Light and Shadow: Memoirs of a Spy's Son

Mark Colvin

Biography; Memoirs

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Mark Colvin is one of Australia's longest-serving broadcasters. However the slow deterioration of his kidneys saw him undertake... [more]

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Dashing for the Post: The Letters of Patrick Leigh Fermor

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Dashing for the Post: The Letters of Patrick Leigh Fermor

Patrick Leigh Fermor

Biography; Diaries, letters & journals; British & Irish history; Social & cultural history; Travel writing

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A revelatory collection of letters written by the author of The Broken Road [more]

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Roger Rogerson: From Decorated Policeman to Convicted Criminal - The Inside Story

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Roger Rogerson: From Decorated Policeman to Convicted Criminal - The Inside...

Duncan McNab

Biography; True crime

Paperback

Gripping and graphic - the real story of Sydney's underbelly. [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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I don’t believe it’s possible to hurt another person without hurting oneself, an invisible hurt, a tear in the... [more]

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The Scholl Case: The Deadly End of a Marriage

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The Scholl Case: The Deadly End of a Marriage

Anja Reich-Osang

Biography; True crime

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Gripping true crime story about sex, marriage, politics and murder in a peaceful German town. 'Serial' meets 'Desperate Housewives.'... [more]

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Bob Ellis: In His Own Words

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Bob Ellis: In His Own Words

Bob Ellis

Biography; Prose: non-fiction

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Bob Ellis: In His Own Words showcases the best of Ellis's celebrated and much-loved essays, speeches, diaries and scripts,... [more]

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Einstein's Greatest Mistake: The Life of a Flawed Genius

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Einstein's Greatest Mistake: The Life of a Flawed Genius

David Bodanis

Biography: science, technology & engineering; Mathematics & Sciences; Popular science; Physics

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From the bestselling author of E=mc^2, Einstein's Greatest Mistake is a brisk, accessible biography of Albert Einstein that... [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

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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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Valiant for Truth: The Life of Chester Wilmot, War Correspondent

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Valiant for Truth: The Life of Chester Wilmot, War Correspondent

Peter Brune, Neil McDonald

Biography; Biography: historical, political & military; Second World War; Radio & television industry; Press & journalism

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Chester Wilmot brought the triumphs and tragedies of warfare into the homes of millions. He was a renowned Australian war... [more]

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Victoria: The Queen - An Intimate Biography of the Woman who Changed the World

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Victoria: The Queen - An Intimate Biography of the Woman who Changed the...

Julia Baird

Biography: historical, political & military; History; British & Irish history

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The extraordinary story of the world’s most influential, intriguing... [more]

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Paul Keating: The Big-Picture Leader

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Paul Keating: The Big-Picture Leader

Troy Bramston

Biography; Biography: historical, political & military; Australasian & Pacific history; Postwar 20th century history, from c 1945 to c 2000; Political leaders & leadership

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Paul Keating: the big-picture leader is the definitive biography of Australia's 24th prime minister, and the first one that... [more]

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You Must Change Your Life: The Story of Rainer Maria Rilke and Auguste Rodin

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You Must Change Your Life: The Story of Rainer Maria Rilke and Auguste Rodin...

Rachel Corbett

Biography; Biography: arts & entertainment; Biography: literary

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The extraordinary story of the one of the most fruitful friendships in modern arts and letters. [more]

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Ariel: A Literary Life of Jan Morris

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Ariel: A Literary Life of Jan Morris

Derek Johns

Biography; Biography: literary

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Jan Morris is one of the great British writers of the post-war era. For many readers she is best known for her candid memoir... [more]

$39.99

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Keeping On Keeping On

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Keeping On Keeping On

Alan Bennett

Biography; Autobiography: literary; Diaries, letters & journals

Hardback

<p>&quot;I seem to have banged on this year rather more than usual. I make no apology for that, nor am I nervous that it will... [more]

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Vivienne Westwood

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Vivienne Westwood

Vivienne Westwood, Ian Kelly

Fashion & textiles: design; Biography; Autobiography: arts & entertainment

Hardback

The authorized life story of Dame Vivienne Westwood, told for the first time. [more]

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Nixon's Darkest Secrets: The Inside Story of America's Most Troubled President

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Nixon's Darkest Secrets: The Inside Story of America's Most Troubled President...

Don Fulsom

Biography: historical, political & military; History; History of the Americas; 20th century history: c 1900 to c 2000; Political science & theory; Political leaders & leadership

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While Richard Nixon left the White House as the nation's most disgraced president, the American people never knew the full... [more]

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Heysen to Heysen: Selected Letters of Hans Heysen and Nora Heysen

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Heysen to Heysen: Selected Letters of Hans Heysen and Nora Heysen

Catherine Speck

History of art & design styles: from c 1900 -; Biography; Diaries, letters & journals

Paperback

The prominent Australian artist Nora Heysen has been said to have worked in the shadow of her father Hans Heysen, one of Australia's... [more]

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Augustine: Conversions and Confessions

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Augustine: Conversions and Confessions

Robin Lane Fox

Biography: religious & spiritual; Religion & beliefs; Church history; Advocate - Religion

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Augustine is the person from the ancient world about whom we know most. He is the author of an intimate masterpiece, the Confessions,... [more]

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The Vanishing Man: In Pursuit of Velazquez

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The Vanishing Man: In Pursuit of Velazquez

Laura Cumming

Art & Architecture; Painting & paintings; Biography: arts & entertainment; Advocate - Visual Arts & Design

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In 1845, a Reading bookseller named John Snare came across the dirt-blackened portrait of a prince at a country house auction.... [more]

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My Life on the Road

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My Life on the Road

Gloria Steinem

Biography; Cultural studies; Advocate - Biography

Paperback

The first book chosen in Emma Watson's 'Our Shared Shelf Book Club' [more]

$22.99

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Something for the Pain: A Memoir of the Turf

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Something for the Pain: A Memoir of the Turf

Gerald Murnane

Biography; Memoirs; Advocate - Australian Biography

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Hilarious, affecting, and irreverent, this is a memoir of obsession and extraordinary imagination from a unique voice in literature.... [more]

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