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Thinking in Numbers: On Life, Love, Meaning, and Math

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Thinking in Numbers: On Life, Love, Meaning, and Math

Daniel Tammet

Memoirs; Mathematics & Sciences; Mathematics

Hardback

Originally published: Great Britain: Hodder & Stoughton, 2012. [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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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

Hardback

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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Nixon and Kissinger: Partners in Power

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Nixon and Kissinger: Partners in Power

Robert Dallek

Biography: historical, political & military; History; Politics & government

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In this epic and revelatory biography, a distinguished historian probes the lives and times of two unlikely leaders whose... [more]

$32.95  $10.00

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The Only Street in Paris: Life on the Rue Des Martyrs

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The Only Street in Paris: Life on the Rue Des Martyrs

Elaine Sciolino

Memoirs; Travel & holiday; Travel & holiday guides; Advocate - Travel

Paperback

A delightful and beguiling look at life on a small Paris street. [more]

$23.95

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One Leg Over: Having Fun - Mostly - in Peace and War

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One Leg Over: Having Fun - Mostly - in Peace and War

Robin Dalton

Biography; Autobiography: general; Advocate - Australian Biography

Paperback

At the age of ninety-five, Robin Dalton looks back on her life, particularly on her love life. Married at nineteen, disastrously,... [more]

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Last Words: The Hanging of Ronald Ryan

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Last Words: The Hanging of Ronald Ryan

Barry Dickins

Biography; Australasian & Pacific history; Crime Chronicle - True Crime

Paperback

<div>From acclaimed playwright and writer Barry Dickins, Last Words is the story of Ronald Ryan, the last man hanged in Australia.... [more]

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Young and Damned and Fair: The Life and Tragedy of Catherine Howard at the Court of Henry VIII

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Young and Damned and Fair: The Life and Tragedy of Catherine Howard at the...

Gareth Russell

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

Paperback

A stunning reappraisal of Henry VIII's fifth wife...Gareth Russel's book is scholarly yet highly readable...basing his account... [more]

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Lenin the Dictator: An Intimate Portrait

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Lenin the Dictator: An Intimate Portrait

Victor Sebestyen

Biography: historical, political & military; History; European history; 20th century history: c 1900 to c 2000; Marxism & Communism; Advocate - History

Paperback

A new life of the creator of the world's first communist state [more]

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Martin Sharp: His Life and Times

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Martin Sharp: His Life and Times

Joyce Morgan

Art & design styles: Pop art; Biography; Biography: arts & entertainment; Advocate - Australian Biography

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'Martin wore tight pants that were striped red, white and blue, like a Union Jack, and an embroidered Afghan vest. In front... [more]

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Helen 100: How I Took My Waxer's Advice and Cured Heartbreak by Going on 100 Dates in Less Than a Year

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Helen 100: How I Took My Waxer's Advice and Cured Heartbreak by Going on...

Helen Razer

Biography; Memoirs; Advocate - Australian Biography

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A hundred dates in less than a year. Will they heal her broken heart or make it worse? Brilliant, hilarious and excruciating... [more]

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Nothing but a Circus: Misadventures Among the Powerful

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Nothing but a Circus: Misadventures Among the Powerful

Daniel Levin

Memoirs; Politics & government; Political corruption; Advocate - Politics

Paperback

'Brilliant observations on the anthropology of power. You will laugh aloud and won't put it down' Daniel Kahneman In this... [more]

$35.00

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Justice Denied

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Justice Denied

Bill Hosking, John Suter Linton

Biography; Crime & criminology; Jurisprudence & general issues

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In this tell-all book, discover how the justice system works and why, at times, the innocent are convicted and the guilty... [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

Paperback

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

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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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A Web of Friendship: Selected Letters (1928-1973)

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A Web of Friendship: Selected Letters (1928-1973)

Christina Stead

Biography; Autobiography: literary; Diaries, letters & journals

Paperback

This collection of Christina Stead's letters spans the life of one of Australia's most illustrious writers, offering a rare... [more]

$24.99

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The Green Bell

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The Green Bell

Paula Keogh

Biography; Memoirs; Coping with drug & alcohol abuse; Dating, relationships, living together & marriage

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It&rsquo;s 1972 in Canberra. Michael Dransfield is being treated for a drug addiction; Paula Keogh is delusional and grief-stricken.... [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)

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Rose was the mother of famous Australian poet Banjo Paterson (known as Barty as a boy) and, yet, very little has been written... [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

Paperback

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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The Spider and the Fly: A Reporter, a Serial Killer and the Meaning of Murder

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The Spider and the Fly: A Reporter, a Serial Killer and the Meaning of Murder...

Claudia Rowe

Biography; True crime

Paperback

'Well, well, Claudia. Can I call you Claudia? I'll have to give it to you, when confronted at least you're honest, as honest... [more]

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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

Paperback

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

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Max Perkins: Editor of Genius

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Max Perkins: Editor of Genius

A. Scott Berg

Biography; Biography: literary

Paperback

A moving biography of the a great editor who assembled America's finest and favourite literary gang - Fitzgerald, Hemingway,... [more]

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The Glass Universe: The Hidden History of the Women Who Took the Measure of the Stars

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The Glass Universe: The Hidden History of the Women Who Took the Measure...

Dava Sobel

Biography: science, technology & engineering; Gender studies: women; Mathematics & Sciences; Astronomy, space & time

Paperback

#1 New York Times bestselling author Dava Sobel returns with a captivating, little-known true story of women in science... [more]

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Subtle Moments: Scenes on a Life's Journey

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Subtle Moments: Scenes on a Life's Journey

Bruce Grant

Film theory & criticism; Biography; Autobiography: arts & entertainment; International relations; Travel writing

Paperback

Bruce Grant was raised in outback Western Australia but lived and worked at or near the centre of power in Australia for several... [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

Paperback

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

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