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Little Fish are Sweet

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Little Fish are Sweet

Matthew Condon

Biography; True crime

Paperback

Little Fish Are Sweet is Matthew Condon's extraordinary personal account of writing the Three Crooked Kings trilogy. When... [more]

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Ah Well, Nobody's Perfect: The Untold Stories

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Ah Well, Nobody's Perfect: The Untold Stories

Ian 'Molly' Meldrum

Rock & Pop music; Biography; Autobiography: arts & entertainment

Paperback

A book of hilarious real-life anecdotes from Molly Meldrum, one of Australia's... [more]

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Res Gestae: Things Done

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Res Gestae: Things Done

Naida Haxton

Biography; Memoirs

Paperback

Feminist catch cries of the mid-1900s included invocations for freedom of choice and equality with men. [more]

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Forty Autumns: A Family's Story of Courage and Survival on Both Sides of the Berlin Wall

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Forty Autumns: A Family's Story of Courage and Survival on Both Sides of...

Nina Willner

Biography; Memoirs

Paperback

An incredible memoir about a family divided by the Berlin Wall that will appeal to readers of Stasiland and fans of The Lives... [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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Margaret Thatcher: The Authorized Biography: Volume Two

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Margaret Thatcher: The Authorized Biography: Volume Two

Charles Moore

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

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Based on unrestricted access to all Lady Thatcher's papers, unpublished interviews with her and all her major colleagues,... [more]

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The Invention of Angela Carter: A Biography

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The Invention of Angela Carter: A Biography

Edmund Gordon

Biography; Biography: literary

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Since her death in 1992, at the age of just fifty-one, Angela Carter has been widely acknowledged as one of the most important... [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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Not All Superheroes Wear Capes

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Not All Superheroes Wear Capes

Quentin Kenihan

Biography; Autobiography: arts & entertainment; Coping with disability

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Quentin Kenihan is living proof that superheroes don't need capes, just the right attitude. FOREWORD BY RAY MARTIN [more]

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My Game: Football in Australia Through My Eyes

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My Game: Football in Australia Through My Eyes

Ange Postecoglou

Autobiography: sport; Australian Rules football

Paperback

Ange Postecoglou has been at the centre of Australian football for more than thirty years. In this book, he shows us the game... [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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Crown of Blood: The Deadly Inheritance of Lady Jane Grey

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Crown of Blood: The Deadly Inheritance of Lady Jane Grey

Nicola Tallis

Biography: historical, political & military; Biography: royalty; History; British & Irish history; Gender studies: women

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Crown of Blood is an important and significant retelling of an often misread tale, examining evidence that has never before... [more]

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New South Wales and the Great War

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New South Wales and the Great War

Naomi Parry, Brad Manera

Biography: historical, political & military; History

Hardback

When the Great War began in August 1914, the people of New South Wales took up the call to arms. NSW sent more people than... [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

Hardback

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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Eve of a Hundred Midnights: The Star-Crossed Love Story of Two WWII Correspondents and Their Epic Escape Across the Pacific

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Eve of a Hundred Midnights: The Star-Crossed Love Story of Two WWII Correspondents...

Bill Lascher

Biography; Biography: historical, political & military; Second World War

Paperback

Subtitle on jacket: The star-crossed love story of two WWII correspondents and their epic escape across the Pacific. [more]

$17.24

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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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I am Brian Wilson: The Genius Behind the Beach Boys

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I am Brian Wilson: The Genius Behind the Beach Boys

Brian Wilson

Music; Rock & Pop music; Individual composers & musicians, bands & groups; Autobiography: arts & entertainment

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The long-awaited, candid, poetic memoir by Brian Wilson of the Beach Boys - a journey deep into the mind of a musical genius.... [more]

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Mates: The Friendship That Sustained Henry Lawson

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Mates: The Friendship That Sustained Henry Lawson

Gregory Bryan

Biography; Biography: literary

Hardback

This well-written book is a dual biography of two prominent Australian poets: Henry Lawson and his best friend Jim Grahame... [more]

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Denny Day: The Life and Times of Australia's Greatest Lawman: The Forgotten Hero of the Myall Creek Massacre

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Denny Day: The Life and Times of Australia's Greatest Lawman: The Forgotten...

Terry Smyth

Biography: general; History

Paperback

Captain Edward Denny Day &ndash; the only law 'from the Big River to the sea' &ndash; was Australia's greatest lawman, yet... [more]

$34.99

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Shakespeare's Bastard: The Life of Sir William Davenant

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Shakespeare's Bastard: The Life of Sir William Davenant

Simon Andrew Stirling

Biography; Biography: literary; Literary studies: c 1500 to c 1800; Literary studies: plays & playwrights

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The extraordinary life of Sir William Davenant, from death to birth, culminating with an answer to the question: was he Shakespeare's... [more]

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Tom Hughes QC: A Cab on the Rank

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Tom Hughes QC: A Cab on the Rank

Ian Hancock

Biography

Hardback

For more than thirty years, Tom Hughes, a scion of a notable Sydney family, was one of Australia's top barristers. From the... [more]

$59.95

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Breaking the Code: Westminster Diaries

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Breaking the Code: Westminster Diaries

Gyles Brandreth

Diaries, letters & journals; History; British & Irish history; Political leaders & leadership; Central government

Paperback

The paperback edition of Gyles Brandreth's revealing journal paints an extraordinary portrait of Whitehall and Westminster... [more]

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Six Days in Leningrad

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Six Days in Leningrad

Paullina Simons

Memoirs; Travel & holiday

Paperback

Paullina Simons gives us a work of non-fiction as captivating and heart-wrenching as the lives of Tatiana and Alexander. [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

Art: financial aspects; Biography; Autobiography: arts & entertainment; Australasian & Pacific history; Social & cultural history

Paperback

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

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