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The Fabulous Flying Mrs Miller: An Australian's True Story of Adventure, Danger, Romance and Murder

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The Fabulous Flying Mrs Miller: An Australian's True Story of Adventure,...

Carol Baxter

Biography; Biography: general

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'Mrs Keith Miller, internationally known aviatrix, was taken to the county jail here today and held for investigation by State... [more]

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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

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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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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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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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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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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]

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The Boy Behind the Curtain

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The Boy Behind the Curtain

Tim Winton

Memoirs

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In Tim Winton’s fiction, chaos waits in the wings and ordinary people are ambushed by events and emotions beyond their... [more]

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Ambition and Desire: The Dangerous Life of Josephine Bonaparte

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Vivienne Westwood

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Vivienne Westwood

Vivienne Westwood, Ian Kelly

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

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

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Stephen Ward Was Innocent, OK

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Stephen Ward Was Innocent, OK

Geoffrey Robertson QC

Autobiography: historical, political & military; Social & cultural history

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Geoffrey Robertson brings his forensic skills and a deeply felt sense of injustice to the case at the heart of the Profumo... [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

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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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Cleopatra and Antony: Power, Love, and Politics in the Ancient World

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Cleopatra and Antony: Power, Love, and Politics in the Ancient World

Diana Preston

Biography: historical, political & military; Biography: royalty; History

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Much mythology has grown up around the world's best-remembered celebrity couple, all of which Preston explores in her stirring... [more]

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The Family

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The Family

Chris Johnston, Rosie Jones

Biography; True crime; Contemporary non-Christian & para-Christian cults & sects; Child abuse; Crime & criminology; Crime Chronicle - True Crime

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A powerful work of investigative journalism that reveals the legacy of a notorious cult. [more]

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No Way but This: In Search of Paul Robeson

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No Way but This: In Search of Paul Robeson

Jeff Sparrow

Biography; Biography: arts & entertainment; Biography: historical, political & military; 20th century history: c 1900 to c 2000; Social & cultural history; Advocate - Biography

Paperback

Vocalist. Actor. Athlete. Agitator. Icon. Martyr. [more]

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South of Forgiveness

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South of Forgiveness

Thordis Elva, Tom Stranger

Biography; Autobiography: general; Domestic violence; Coping with personal problems; Advocate - Biography

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It wasn't without fear that Thordis Elva kissed her three-year-old son and her loving partner goodbye before boarding a plane... [more]

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In Other Words

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In Other Words

Jhumpa Lahiri

Biography; Prose: non-fiction; Advocate - Biography

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A series of reflections on the author's experiences learning a new language and living abroad, in a dual-language edition... [more]

$22.99

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A Crime in the Family

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A Crime in the Family

Sacha Batthyany

Memoirs; History; The Holocaust; Second World War; Advocate - History

Paperback

A memoir of brutality, heroism and personal discovery from Europe's dark heart, revealing one of the most extraordinary untold... [more]

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Looking for Rose Paterson: How Family Bush Life Nurtured Banjo the Poet

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Looking for Rose Paterson: How Family Bush Life Nurtured Banjo the Poet...

Jennifer Gall

Biography; History & the past: general interest (Children's&YA); Advocate - Australian Biography

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<div><strong>Rose was the mother of famous Australian poet Banjo Paterson (known as Barty as a boy) and, yet, very little... [more]

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Only: A Singular Memoir

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Only: A Singular Memoir

Caroline Baum

Biography; Memoirs; Advocate - Australian Biography

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Three barely felt like a family. It felt like it did not count. Like we were unfinished. Incomplete. There was always a... [more]

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Arthur & Sherlock: Conan Doyle and the Creation of Holmes

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Arthur & Sherlock: Conan Doyle and the Creation of Holmes

Michael Sims

Biography; Biography: literary; Literary studies: fiction, novelists & prose writers; Advocate - Biography

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As a young medical student at the University of Edinburgh, Arthur Conan Doyle studied under the vigilant eye of Dr Joseph... [more]

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Kick: The True Story of Kick Kennedy, JFK's Forgotten Sister and the Heir to Chatsworth

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Kick: The True Story of Kick Kennedy, JFK's Forgotten Sister and the Heir...

Paula Byrne

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

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The remarkable life of the vivacious, clever - and forgotten - Kennedy sister, who charmed the English aristocracy and was... [more]

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The Tempest Tossed Church: Being a Catholic Today

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The Tempest Tossed Church: Being a Catholic Today

Gerard Windsor

Autobiography: religious & spiritual; Religion & beliefs; Roman Catholicism, Roman Catholic Church; Personal Christian testimony & inspirational works

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In The Tempest-Tossed Church award-winning writer Gerard Windsor explores what it is to be a Catholic. Interlaced with twelve... [more]

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Letters of Love: Words from the Heart Penned by Prominent Australians

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Letters of Love: Words from the Heart Penned by Prominent Australians

Alannah & Madeline Foundation

Biography; Prose: non-fiction

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The Port Arthur massacre was one of the darkest days in Australian history. But the response, an unprecedented outpouring... [more]

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The Rules Do Not Apply

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The Rules Do Not Apply

Ariel Levy

Autobiography: literary; Society & Social Sciences; Press & journalism

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The new book by New Yorker journalist and author of Female Chauvinist Pigs, Ariel Levy. [more]

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