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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; Advocate - Biography

Paperback

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

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The Husband-Hunters: Social Climbing in London and New York

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The Husband-Hunters: Social Climbing in London and New York

Anne De Courcy

Biography: historical, political & military; History; Cultural studies; Advocate - History

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A sparkling social history of the 'Dollar Princesses', the young American heiresses who married into the English aristocracy.... [more]

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Cardinal: The Rise and Fall of George Pell

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Cardinal: The Rise and Fall of George Pell

Louise Milligan

Biography: religious & spiritual; History; Roman Catholicism, Roman Catholic Church; Child abuse; Criminal investigation & detection

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The Royal Commission into Institutional Responses to Child Abuse has brought to light horrific stories. Questions about what... [more]

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No Place to Lay One's Head: With a Preface from Patrick Modiano

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No Place to Lay One's Head: With a Preface from Patrick Modiano

Francoise Frenkel

Memoirs; History; Second World War

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An extraordinary story of one woman's attempt to survive the horrors of... [more]

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Admissions: A Life in Brain Surgery

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Admissions: A Life in Brain Surgery

Henry Marsh

Biography; Autobiography: science, technology & engineering; Medical ethics & professional conduct; Neurosurgery

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A provocative and heartfelt new book from the brain surgeon and bestselling author of DO NO HARM [more]

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A Tear in the Soul

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A Tear in the Soul

Amanda Webster

Biography; Autobiography: general; Ethical issues & debates; Indigenous peoples

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I don’t believe it’s possible to hurt another person without hurting oneself, an invisible hurt, a tear in the... [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

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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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Goebbels

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Goebbels

Peter Longerich

Biography: historical, political & military; History; European history; 20th century history: c 1900 to c 2000; Second World War

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Joseph Goebbels was one of Adolf Hitler's most loyal acolytes. But how did this club-footed son of a factory worker rise from... [more]

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Empire of Imagination: Gary Gygax and the Birth of Dungeons & Dragons

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Empire of Imagination: Gary Gygax and the Birth of Dungeons & Dragons

Michael Witwer

Biography: general; Literature: history & criticism; Role-playing, war games & fantasy sports

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Here, for the first time, is a comprehensive biography of geek and gaming culture's mythic icon, Gary Gygax, and the complete... [more]

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Tennessee Williams: Mad Pilgrimage of the Flesh

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Tennessee Williams: Mad Pilgrimage of the Flesh

John Lahr

Theatre Studies; Biography; Biography: arts & entertainment; Plays & playscripts; Literary studies: plays & playwrights

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On 31 March 1945, at The Playhouse Theatre on Forty-Eight Street the curtain rose on the opening night of The Glass Menagerie.... [more]

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Vivienne Westwood

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Vivienne Westwood

Vivienne Westwood, Ian Kelly

Fashion & textiles: design; Biography; Autobiography: arts & entertainment

Hardback

The authorized life story of Dame Vivienne Westwood, told for the first time. [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

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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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The First Copernican: Georg Joachim Rheticus and the Rise of the Copernican Revolution

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The First Copernican: Georg Joachim Rheticus and the Rise of the Copernican...

Dennis Richard Danielson

Biography: science, technology & engineering; Mathematics & Sciences; History of mathematics; History of engineering & technology

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In May, 1539, a young, German mathematician named Georg Joachim Rheticus traveled hundreds of miles across Europe in the hopes... [more]

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Karl Marx: Greatness and Illusion

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Karl Marx: Greatness and Illusion

Gareth Stedman Jones

Biography; Biography: historical, political & military; Marxism & Communism; Advocate - Biography

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Gareth Stedman Jones returns Karl Marx to his nineteenth-century world, before later inventions transformed him into Communism's... [more]

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The Optician of Lampedusa

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The Optician of Lampedusa

Emma-Jane Kirby

True stories of heroism, endurance & survival; Reportage & collected journalism; History; Social & cultural history; Migration, immigration & emigration

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'Poetically written, absorbing, harrowing' The Times 'The raw and emotional account of an optician whose family fishing trip... [more]

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Grant & I

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Grant & I

Robert Forster

Music; Rock & Pop music; Individual composers & musicians, bands & groups; Biography: arts & entertainment; Advocate - Performing Arts

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The Go-Betweens, one of Australia’s most talented and influential bands, very nearly wasn’t. Grant McLennan didn’t... [more]

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Hunger: A Memoir of (My) Body

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Hunger: A Memoir of (My) Body

Roxane Gay

Biography; Literary essays

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From the New York Times bestselling author of Bad Feminist: a searingly honest memoir of food, weight, self-image, and learning... [more]

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I Was Told to Come Alone: My Journey Behind the Lines of Jihad

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I Was Told to Come Alone: My Journey Behind the Lines of Jihad

Souad Mekhennet

Autobiography: historical, political & military; History; Religious intolerance, persecution & conflict

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Souad Mekhennet is a German-born Moroccan Muslim, a Washington Post correspondent, still based in Germany. This is her brave... [more]

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Letters from the Suitcase: A Wartime Love Story

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Letters from the Suitcase: A Wartime Love Story

Cal Finnigan, Rosheen Finnigan

Biography; Autobiography: historical, political & military; Diaries, letters & journals; Social & cultural history; Second World War

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THE LETTERS FROM THE SUITCASE - An enchanting, poignant and incredibly moving account of the five year early marriage between... [more]

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The Finch in My Brain: How I Forgot How to Read but Found How to Live

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The Finch in My Brain: How I Forgot How to Read but Found How to Live

Martino Sclavi

Biography; Memoirs

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Diagnosed with fatal brain cancer, the treatment that follows renders the writer of this extraordinary memoir unable to recognise... [more]

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Rasputin: The Biography

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Rasputin: The Biography

Douglas Smith

Biography: historical, political & military; History; 20th century history: c 1900 to c 2000; Russian Revolution; First World War; Advocate - History

Paperback

SHORTLISTED FOR THE JAMES TAIT BLACK PRIZE&nbsp; <br /><br />Nearly a century... [more]

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God's Wolf: The Life of the Most Notorious of All Crusaders: Reynald de Chatillon

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God's Wolf: The Life of the Most Notorious of All Crusaders: Reynald de...

Jeffrey Lee

Biography: historical, political & military; History; Middle Eastern history; Medieval history; Crusades; Advocate - History

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The sweeping story of one of the most notorious crusader knights, Reynald de Chatillon - a great Christian hero of the Second... [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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Understory

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Understory

Inga Simpson

Biography; Memoirs; Advocate - Australian Biography

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A memoir about staying in one place, told through trees, by the award-winning author of MR WIGG, NEST and WHERE THE TREES... [more]

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