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Personal Recollections of Vincent van Gogh

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Personal Recollections of Vincent van Gogh

Elisabeth Du Quesne Van Gogh

Art & design styles: Impressionism & Post-Impressionism; Individual artists, art monographs; Biography

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Twenty-three years after Van Gogh's suicide, his sister published this intimate view of the artist's life, art, and philosophy.... [more]

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Benjamin Franklin in London: The British Life of America's Founding Father

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Benjamin Franklin in London: The British Life of America's Founding Father...

George Goodwin

Biography: historical, political & military; History; History of the Americas; Modern history to 20th century: c 1700 to c 1900

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A great man on an even greater stage: Benjamin Franklin arrives in London at the very moment it becomes the epicentre of the... [more]

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Cowboy Song: The Authorised Biography of Philip Lynott

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Cowboy Song: The Authorised Biography of Philip Lynott

Graeme Thomson

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

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Cowboy Song is the definitive authorised biography of Thin Lizzy guiding spirit, Philip Lynott, the instantly identifiable... [more]

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The Lonely City: Adventures in the Art of Being Alone

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The Lonely City: Adventures in the Art of Being Alone

Olivia Laing

Memoirs; Prose: non-fiction; Social, group or collective psychology; Travel & holiday

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A dazzling investigation into loneliness, art and the modern city - 'A fierce and essential work' Helen Macdonald. [more]

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The Romanovs: 1613-1918

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The Romanovs: 1613-1918

Simon Sebag Montefiore

Biography: historical, political & military; History; European history; Advocate - History

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The internationally bestselling epic history of Russia's imperial dynasty [more]

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In God's Hands: The Spiritual Diaries

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In God's Hands: The Spiritual Diaries

Pope John Paul, II

Autobiography: religious & spiritual; Diaries, letters & journals; Religion & beliefs; Roman Catholicism, Roman Catholic Church

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The spiritual diaries of Pope St John Paul II - published for the first time ever in English. The most intimate insight into... [more]

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Guilty Thing: A Life of Thomas de Quincey

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Guilty Thing: A Life of Thomas de Quincey

Frances Wilson

Biography; Biography: literary; Literary studies: c 1800 to c 1900 ; British & Irish history; Modern history to 20th century: c 1700 to c 1900

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'Life for De Quincey was either angels ascending on vaults of cloud or vagrants... [more]

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How to Make a French Family: A Memoir of Love, Food, and Faux Pas

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How to Make a French Family: A Memoir of Love, Food, and Faux Pas

Samantha Vaerant

Autobiography: general; Gender studies: women; Travel & holiday; Travel writing

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Say bonjour to a whole new way of life! Take one French widower, his two young children, and drop a former city girl from... [more]

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Scattered Pearls

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Scattered Pearls

Sohila Zanjani, David Brewster

Biography; Memoirs

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Scattered Pearls opens in pre-revolutionary Iran, where Sohila Zanjani grew up under the threat of violence, intimidation... [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 Other Mother: A Tale of Love, Nits and Blended Families

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The Other Mother: A Tale of Love, Nits and Blended Families

Kelly Chandler

Biography; Memoirs; Family & relationships

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For Kelly, meeting the right guy was pretty straightforward – becoming a ‘spare mum’ to his two sons was... [more]

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Nevertheless: A Memoir

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Nevertheless: A Memoir

Alec Baldwin

Film, TV & Radio; Individual actors & performers; Autobiography: arts & entertainment

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One of the most accomplished and outspoken actors today chronicles the highs and lows of his life in this beautifully written,... [more]

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Women of Honour: Madonnas, Godmothers and Informers in Italy's Mafias

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Women of Honour: Madonnas, Godmothers and Informers in Italy's Mafias

Milka Kahn, Anne Veron

Biography; Gender studies: women; Organised crime; Crime Chronicle - True Crime

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A frank and unsettling account of the conflicted role of women in Italy's mafias - first-hand stories of submission, complicity... [more]

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Writer, Sailor, Soldier, Spy: Ernest Hemingway's Secret Adventures, 1935-1961

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Writer, Sailor, Soldier, Spy: Ernest Hemingway's Secret Adventures, 1935-1961...

Nicholas Reynolds

Biography; Biography: historical, political & military; Biography: literary; Second World War; Warfare & defence; Advocate - Biography

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In 2010, while he was the historian at the esteemed CIA Museum, Nicholas Reynolds, a longtime American intelligence officer,... [more]

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White Butterflies

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White Butterflies

Colin McPhedran

Biography; Autobiography: historical, political & military

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After the Japanese invasion of Burma in late 1941, 11-year-old Colin McPhedran was forced to flee his homeland on foot, across... [more]

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Where Hummingbirds Dance

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Where Hummingbirds Dance

Susi Prescott

Memoirs; Rural communities; Travel & holiday; Advocate - Travel

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Susi Prescott had it all. A large, busy family, a school teaching job she loved, a home on Sydney's leafy North Shore. But... [more]

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Alice's Daughter: Lost Mission Child

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Alice's Daughter: Lost Mission Child

Jackie Ferro, Rhonda Collard-Spratt

Autobiography: historical, political & military; History; Ethnic minorities & multicultural studies

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‘My story is not about blame. It’s about sharing history that belongs to all of Australia. I needed a push, but... [more]

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Colette's France: The Lives and Loves of the Belle Epoque Writer

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Colette's France: The Lives and Loves of the Belle Epoque Writer

Jane Gilmour

Biography; Biography: literary

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French author Colette has a special place in French literary history, her life and writing novels Cheri, Gigli and the Claudine... [more]

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The Attachment: Letters from a Most Unlikely Friendship

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The Attachment: Letters from a Most Unlikely Friendship

Ailsa Piper, Tony Doherty

Biography; Memoirs

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A celebration of friendship, renewal, nature and the human spirit told through letters between a writer and an 80-year-old... [more]

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Unprecedented: The Masters and Me

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Unprecedented: The Masters and Me

Tiger Woods, Lorne Rubinstein

Autobiography: sport; Memoirs; Golf

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To mark the twentieth anniversary of his historic win at the 1997 Masters, Tiger Woods will for the first time reflect on... [more]

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Gangster Warlords: Drug Dollars, Killing Fields, and the New Politics of Latin America

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Gangster Warlords: Drug Dollars, Killing Fields, and the New Politics of...

Ioan Grillo

Biography; Reportage & collected journalism; Organised crime; Crime Chronicle - True Crime

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<b> Without this testimony, we simply cannot grasp what is going on . . . Americans would do well to read [<i>Gangster Warlords</i>].... [more]

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Redemption Song: Muhammad Ali and the Spirit of the Sixties

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Redemption Song: Muhammad Ali and the Spirit of the Sixties

Mike Marqusee

Biography: sport; Social & cultural history; Political activism; Boxing

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A classic book that traces Muhammad Ali's political development in the sixties. [more]

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The Amazing Story of the Man Who Cycled from India to Europe for Love

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The Amazing Story of the Man Who Cycled from India to Europe for Love

Anna Holmwood

Memoirs; Travel & holiday; Travel writing

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Slumdog Millionaire - but for real! [more]

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The Amazing Mrs Livesey: The Remarkable Story of Australia's Greatest Imposter

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The Amazing Mrs Livesey: The Remarkable Story of Australia's Greatest Imposter...

Freda Marnie Nicholls

Biography; Biography: general

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Ethel Livesey was quite a gal. An attractive young woman from a respectable middle - class family in Manchester, she had over... [more]

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Never Enough: A Way Through Addiction

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Never Enough: A Way Through Addiction

Barney Hoskyns

Biography; Memoirs; Coping with drug & alcohol abuse

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Never Enough is Barney Hoskyns's raw, uncompromising and utterly compelling account of the highs and lows of life under the... [more]

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