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The Bulldog Track: A grandson's story of an ordinary man's war and survival on the other Kokoda trail

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The Bulldog Track: A grandson's story of an ordinary man's war and survival...

Peter Phelps

Biography: historical, political & military; True war & combat stories; History; Second World War; War & defence operations; Advocate - History

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This is the story of Tom Phelps and the 'other Kokoda Track', a story that has never been told. Seventy-five years later,... [more]

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The Briefing

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The Briefing

Sean Spicer

Autobiography: historical, political & military; History; Political campaigning & advertising; Advocate - History; Advocate - Politics

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The Briefing taps into Spicer's first-hand experience in the front row of the Trump campaign and presidency, shedding new... [more]

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Blood on the Page: A Murder, A Secret Trial, A Search for the Truth

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Blood on the Page: A Murder, A Secret Trial, A Search for the Truth

Thomas Harding

Biography; True crime

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'Meticulous and gripping' Philippe Sands'An In Cold Blood for our time - a brilliant an unflinching anatomy of a murder that... [more]

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Theft by Finding: Diaries: Volume One

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Theft by Finding: Diaries: Volume One

David Sedaris

Biography; Prose: non-fiction

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*A new roundup of personal essays from the #1 bestselling writer Time named America's Favorite Humorist. [more]

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Flaubert in the Ruins of Paris: The Story of a Friendship, a Novel, and a Terrible Year

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Flaubert in the Ruins of Paris: The Story of a Friendship, a Novel, and...

Peter Brooks

Biography; Biography: literary; Diaries, letters & journals; Literary studies: fiction, novelists & prose writers

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From a distinguished literary historian, a look at Gustave Flaubert and his correspondence with George Sand during France's... [more]

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Agent M

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Agent M

Henry Hemming

Biography: historical, political & military; True crime; History; British & Irish history; Warfare & defence

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Maxwell Knight was perhaps the greatest spymaster in history, rumored to be the real-life inspiration for the James Bond character... [more]

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A Tear in the Soul

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A Tear in the Soul

Amanda Webster

Biography; Memoirs

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An honest and deeply personal story of how a privileged white woman deals with the realisation that the children she grew... [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

Hardback

The extraordinary story of the world’s most influential, intriguing... [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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Passage to Pusan: One Mother's 15,000km Journey to Find the Final Resting Place of Her War Hero Son

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Passage to Pusan: One Mother's 15,000km Journey to Find the Final Resting...

Louise Evans

Biography; Biography: historical, political & military

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<div> Strong, big-hearted and Hollywood handsome, Vincent Healy carries the pride of his large Brisbane family on his muscular... [more]

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A is for Arsenic: The Poisons of Agatha Christie

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A is for Arsenic: The Poisons of Agatha Christie

Kathryn Harkup

Biography; Literary studies: from c 1900 -; Literary studies: fiction, novelists & prose writers; Medical toxicology; Popular science

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Fourteen Agatha Christie novels. Fourteen poisons. Just because it's fiction doesn't mean it's entirely made up... [more]

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The Rival Queens: Catherine de' Medici, Her Daughter Marguerite de Valois, and the Betrayal That Ignited a Kingdom

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The Rival Queens: Catherine de' Medici, Her Daughter Marguerite de Valois,...

Nancy Goldstone

Biography: royalty; History

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Goldstone documents the turbulent mother-daughter relationship between Catherine de' Medici and Marguerite de Valois to explore... [more]

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Chasing Lost Time: The Life of C. K. Scott Moncrieff: Soldier, Spy, and Translator

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Chasing Lost Time: The Life of C. K. Scott Moncrieff: Soldier, Spy, and...

Jean Findlay

Biography; Biography: literary

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While Scott Moncrieff's work has shaped our understanding of one of the finest novels of the twentieth century, he has remained... [more]

$54.95  $18.00

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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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Lenin the Dictator

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Lenin the Dictator

Victor Sebestyen

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

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

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Trace: Who Killed Maria James?

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Trace: Who Killed Maria James?

Rachael Brown

Biography; True crime; Crime & criminology; Criminal investigation & detection; Press & journalism; Crime Chronicle - True Crime

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The riveting inside story of a journalist's cold-case investigation of a shocking murder [more]

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Fatherhood: Stories about being a dad

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Fatherhood: Stories about being a dad

William McInnes

Biography; Autobiography: arts & entertainment; Memoirs; Intergenerational relationships; Humour; Advocate - Australian Biography

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Bestselling author and acclaimed actor William McInnes returns with a book about a subject close to his own heart: Fatherhood.... [more]

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The Unfinished Palazzo: Life, Love and Art in Venice

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The Unfinished Palazzo: Life, Love and Art in Venice

Judith Mackrell

Architecture; Biography; Advocate - Biography

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The story of Venice's Unfinished Palazzo -- told through the lives of three of its most unconventional, passionate, and fascinating... [more]

$19.99

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The Rapids: Ways of Looking at Mania

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The Rapids: Ways of Looking at Mania

Sam Twyford-Moore

Biography; Memoirs; Coping with illness; Advocate - Australian Biography

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Writing and mental illness make excellent bedfellows, for better or worse. The Rapids is an extraordinary personal memoir... [more]

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Warren Mundine in Black and White: Race, Politics and Changing Australia

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Warren Mundine in Black and White: Race, Politics and Changing Australia...

Warren Mundine

Biography; Autobiography: general; Advocate - Australian Biography

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Overcoming segregation, discrimination, personal hardship and political betrayal... Nyunggai Warren Mundine tells it all in... [more]

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The Unpunished Vice: A Life of Reading

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The Unpunished Vice: A Life of Reading

Edmund White

Autobiography: literary; Memoirs; Literary studies: general; Advocate - Poetry & Writing

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An insightful account of the key role reading has played in the life of literary icon Edmund White Edmund White made his... [more]

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No Country Woman: A memoir of not belonging

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No Country Woman: A memoir of not belonging

Zoya Patel

Biography; Autobiography: general; Autobiography: religious & spiritual; Memoirs; Advocate - Australian Biography

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A fresh and exciting feminist memoir about what it means to never feel at... [more]

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Granta 144: Generic Love Story

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Granta 144: Generic Love Story

Sigrid Rausing

The Arts: General & Reference; Memoirs; Anthologies (non-poetry); Fiction & Literature; Modern & contemporary fiction (post c 1945); Advocate - Fiction

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Published in book form four times a year, Granta is respected around the world for its mix of outstanding new fiction, poetry,... [more]

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Charles Ulm: The untold story of one of Australia's greatest aviation pioneers

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Charles Ulm: The untold story of one of Australia's greatest aviation pioneers...

Rick Searle

Biography; Biography: science, technology & engineering; Australasian & Pacific history; Aviation skills & piloting; Advocate - Australian Biography

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The definitive insight into Charles Ulm, the oft-overshadowed partner and fellow pioneer of Australian aviation Charles Kingsford... [more]

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Best Foot Forward

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Best Foot Forward

Adam Hills

Biography; Memoirs; Advocate - Australian Biography

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An hilarious and honest collection of stories, thoughts, and tales of a life in comedy from the award-winning comic Adam Hills... [more]

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