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Remembering Anita Cobby: The Case, the Husband, the Aftermath - 30 Years on

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Remembering Anita Cobby: The Case, the Husband, the Aftermath - 30 Years...

Mark Morri

Biography; Memoirs; True crime; Criminal investigation & detection; Press & journalism

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John Cobby finally tells his story, 30 years after the murder of his wife, Anita. On 4 February 1986, John Cobby's life imploded.... [more]

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Scoundrel Days: A Memoir

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Scoundrel Days: A Memoir

Brentley Frazer

Biography; Memoirs; Literary studies: poetry & poets; Christian & quasi-Christian cults & sects

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In Scoundrel Days Brentley Frazer tells the story of his youth - wild, disillusioned, impassioned and desolate. Born into... [more]

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A Very Expensive Poison: The Definitive Story of the Murder of Litvinenko and Russia's War with the West

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A Very Expensive Poison: The Definitive Story of the Murder of Litvinenko...

Luke Harding

True crime; History; Crime & criminology; Espionage & secret services

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1st November 2006: Alexander Litvinenko is brazenly poisoned in central London. Twenty-two days later he dies, killed from... [more]

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Fragile Lives: A Heart Surgeon's Stories of Life and Death on the Operating Table

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Fragile Lives: A Heart Surgeon's Stories of Life and Death on the Operating...

Stephen Westaby

Biography; Memoirs; Cardiothoracic surgery

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An incredible memoir from one of the world's most eminent heart surgeons and some of the most remarkable and poignant cases... [more]

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Shrill: Notes from a Loud Woman

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Shrill: Notes from a Loud Woman

Lindy West

Memoirs; Society & Social Sciences; Feminism & feminist theory

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A laugh-out-loud feminist memoir from one of the boldest new voices on the web. [more]

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Juliet's Answer

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Juliet's Answer

Glenn Dixon

Memoirs; Shakespeare studies & criticism; Family & relationships; Travel & holiday; Travel writing

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In fair Verona, where we lay our scene ...<br /><br />When Glenn Dixon is... [more]

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Call of the Outback: The Remarkable Story of Ernestine Hill, Nomad, Adventurer and Trailblazer

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Call of the Outback: The Remarkable Story of Ernestine Hill, Nomad, Adventurer...

Marianne Van Velzen

Biography

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The incredible life story of the original nomadic writer, Ernestine Hill, evoking a larger-than-life personality, exotic landscapes,... [more]

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The Master: The John Fahey Story

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The Master: The John Fahey Story

John Fahey, Joy Ringrose

Biography: historical, political & military

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This is the story of John Fahey, well known throughout Australia as The Master, an acknowledgement of his consummate horsemanship.... [more]

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Common Ground: A Political Life

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Common Ground: A Political Life

Justin Trudeau

Biography

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Justin Trudeau's candid memoir reveals for the first time the experiences that have shaped him over the course of his life,... [more]

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Momo Freaks Out

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Momo Freaks Out

Samone Bos

Biography

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A long time ago, way before Facebook and Instagram, and when no one had even considered Snapchat, there were blogs. One day,... [more]

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A Long Way Home

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A Long Way Home

Saroo Brierley

Biography; Prose: non-fiction

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As a five-year-old in India, I got lost on a train. Twenty-five years later, I crossed the world to find my way back home.... [more]

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Mao: The Man Who Made China

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Mao: The Man Who Made China

Philip Short

Biography: historical, political & military; History; Asian history; 20th century history: c 1900 to c 2000; Political leaders & leadership

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The greatest biography yet written on the man who made China [more]

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The First Prince of Wales?

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The First Prince of Wales?

Sean Davies

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

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This is the first book to explain how Wales was transformed from a kingdom to a principality as the Norman Conquest forged... [more]

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You Can't Touch My Hair: And Other Things I Still Have to Explain

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You Can't Touch My Hair: And Other Things I Still Have to Explain

Jessica Williams, Jessica Williams (University of Illinois at Chicago USA)

Biography; Humour

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Phoebe Robinson is a stand-up comic, which means that comedic fodder runs through her everyday life. And as a black woman... [more]

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The Man Who Invented Fiction: How Cervantes Ushered in the Modern World

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The Man Who Invented Fiction: How Cervantes Ushered in the Modern World...

William Egginton

Biography: literary; Literary studies: general; Classical history & classical civilisation; Modern history to 20th century: c 1700 to c 1900

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<b> A heroic history of novel-reading itself. --<i>The Atlantic</i></b></p>In the early seventeenth century, a crippled, graying,... [more]

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At Home in the World: Stories and Essential Teachings from A Monk's Life

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At Home in the World: Stories and Essential Teachings from A Monk's Life...

Thich Nhat Hanh

Autobiography: religious & spiritual; Religion & beliefs; Philosophy of religion; Zen Buddhism

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A collection of autobiographical and teaching stories from peace activist and Zen Master Thich Nhat Hanh. It includes stories... [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

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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

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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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When Breath Becomes Air

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When Breath Becomes Air

Paul Kalanithi

Biography; Autobiography: science, technology & engineering; Oncology; Neurosurgery; Coping with illness

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At the age of thirty-six, on the verge of completing a decade's training as a neurosurgeon, Paul Kalanithi was diagnosed with... [more]

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My Life on the Road

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My Life on the Road

Gloria Steinem

Biography; Cultural studies

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

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Diaries and Selected Letters

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Diaries and Selected Letters

Mikhail Afanasevich Bulgakov

Biography; Autobiography: literary; Diaries, letters & journals; Literary studies: from c 1900 -; Literary studies: fiction, novelists & prose writers

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This selection from the diaries and letters of the Bulgakovs, mostly translated for the first time into English, provides... [more]

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A Hope More Powerful Than the Sea

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A Hope More Powerful Than the Sea

Melissa Fleming

Biography; True stories of heroism, endurance & survival; Refugees & political asylum

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A young refugee's story of terror, love and survival [more]

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This is Gail: Life With and After Chris O'Brien

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This is Gail: Life With and After Chris O'Brien

Juliette O'Brien

Biography; Coping with death & bereavement

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In 2008, inspirational surgeon Chris O'Brien published his bestselling memoir of his battle with brain cancer, NEVER SAY DIE.... [more]

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Swamp: Who Murdered Margaret Clement?

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Swamp: Who Murdered Margaret Clement?

Richard Shears

Biography; True crime

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Rich, beautiful and well educated, Margaret Clement was the belle of Melbourne society. With a legacy from her wealthy father,... [more]

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Make 'Em Laugh: Short-Term Memories of Longtime Friends

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Make 'Em Laugh: Short-Term Memories of Longtime Friends

Debbie Reynolds, Dorian Hannaway

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

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The beloved Hollywood star and New York Times bestselling author of Unsinkable continues her intimate chat with fans in this... [more]

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