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Queens of the Conquest: England's Medieval Queens

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Queens of the Conquest: England's Medieval Queens

Alison Weir

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

Paperback

The story of England's medieval queens is vivid and stirring, packed with tragedy, high drama and even comedy. In the first... [more]

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The Trauma Cleaner: One Woman's Extraordinary Life in Death, Decay & Disaster

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The Trauma Cleaner: One Woman's Extraordinary Life in Death, Decay & Disaster...

Sarah Krasnostein

Biography; True stories; Advocate - Australian Biography

Paperback

<div><strong>ABBEY&rsquo;S BOOKSELLER PICK &mdash;&mdash; </strong>Sandra Pankhurst runs a business that cleans up after messes... [more]

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The Griffith Wars: The Powerful True Story of Donald Mackay's Murder and the Town That Stood Up to the Mafia

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The Griffith Wars: The Powerful True Story of Donald Mackay's Murder and...

Tom Gilling, Terry Jones

Biography; True crime; Crime Chronicle - True Crime

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The assassination of Donald Mackay was meant to solve a problem for the mafia. Instead it roused the law-abiding citizens... [more]

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Living the 1960s

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Living the 1960s

Noeline Brown

Memoirs; History; Advocate - Today's World

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Living the 1960s paints a picture of a decade that didn't just swing; it twisted, stomped, and screamed. [more]

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Devotion: Why I Write

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Devotion: Why I Write

Patti Smith

Autobiography: literary; Literary studies: general; Gender studies: women

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From the renowned artist and author Patti Smith, an inspired exploration of the nature of creative invention [more]

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Martin Luther: The Man Who Rediscovered God and Changed the World

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Martin Luther: The Man Who Rediscovered God and Changed the World

Eric Metaxas

Biography: religious & spiritual; European history; Early modern history: c 1450 to c 1700; Religion & beliefs; Roman Catholicism, Roman Catholic Church; Advocate - Religion

Hardback

<div><strong>On All Hallow's Eve in 1517, a young monk named Martin Luther posted a document he hoped would spark an academic... [more]

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Pompey Elliott at War: In His Own Words

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Pompey Elliott at War: In His Own Words

Ross McMullin

Biography; Australasian & Pacific history; Advocate - Australian Biography

Hardback

<div><strong>The wartime letters and diaries of Pompey Elliott, Australia's most famous fighting general, are exceptionally... [more]

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What You Did Not Tell: A Russian Past and the Journey Home

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What You Did Not Tell: A Russian Past and the Journey Home

Mark Mazower

Biography; Memoirs; European history; Social & cultural history; Jewish studies; Advocate - Biography

Hardback

<div>Uncovering his family's remarkable and moving stories, Mazower recounts the sacrifices and silences that marked a generation... [more]

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Sargent's Women: Four Lives Behind the Canvas

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Sargent's Women: Four Lives Behind the Canvas

Donna M. Lucey

Individual artists, art monographs; Biography; Biography: arts & entertainment; Advocate - Biography

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The fascinating backstories of four women painted by John Singer Sargent come alive in this seductive, multi-layered biography.... [more]

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Munich 1919: Diary of a Revolution

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Munich 1919: Diary of a Revolution

Victor Klemperer

Diaries, letters & journals; History; European history; 20th century history: c 1900 to c 2000; Revolutions, uprisings, rebellions; Advocate - History

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Munich 1919 is a vivid portrayal of the chaos that followed World War I and the collapse of the Munich Council Republic by... [more]

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Adventures of a Young Naturalist: SIR DAVID ATTENBOROUGH'S ZOO QUEST EXPEDITIONS

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Adventures of a Young Naturalist: SIR DAVID ATTENBOROUGH'S ZOO QUEST EXPEDITIONS...

Sir David Attenborough

Biography; Memoirs; The natural world, country life & pets

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The early adventures of a young David Attenborough [more]

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The Book of Forgotten Authors

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The Book of Forgotten Authors

Christopher Fowler

Biography: literary; Literary studies: fiction, novelists & prose writers; Advocate - Poetry & Writing

Hardback

99 forgotten authors, their forgotten books, and their unforgettable stories [more]

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Caroline Chisholm: An Irresistible Force

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Caroline Chisholm: An Irresistible Force

Sarah Goldman

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

Hardback

<div><strong>ABBEY&rsquo;S BOOKSELLER PICK</strong> &mdash;&mdash; Chisholm was an inconvenient woman. She wasn&rsquo;t going... [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]

$34.99

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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

Paperback

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

$29.99

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The Prince & the Assassin: Australia's First Royal Tour & Portent of World Terror

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The Prince & the Assassin: Australia's First Royal Tour & Portent of World...

Steve Harris

Biography: historical, political & military; Biography: royalty; History; Social & cultural history; Religion & politics; Political activism

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<div><strong>The engrossing real life story of how Queen Victoria's favourite son, Prince Alfred, undertook the most ambitious... [more]

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Alone: Britain, Churchill, and Dunkirk: Defeat Into Victory

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Alone: Britain, Churchill, and Dunkirk: Defeat Into Victory

Michael Korda

Memoirs; History; Second World War

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Combining epic history with rich family stories, Michael Korda chronicles the outbreak of the Second World War and the great... [more]

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Darwin's Backyard: How Small Experiments Led to a Big Theory

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Darwin's Backyard: How Small Experiments Led to a Big Theory

James T. Costa

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

Hardback

How Darwin found universal evolutionary truths in simple yet ingenious home-spun experiments. [more]

$39.95

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Gandhi: An Illustrated Biography

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Gandhi: An Illustrated Biography

Pramod Kapoor

Photographs: collections; Biography: historical, political & military; History; Political leaders & leadership

Hardback

<div><strong>A champion of civil rights and a leading light in India's struggle for independence, Mohandas Karamchand Gandhi... [more]

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Simon Leys: Navigator Between Worlds

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Simon Leys: Navigator Between Worlds

Philippe Paquet

Biography; Memoirs

Hardback

<strong>Simon Leys is the pen-name of Pierre Ryckmans, who was born in Belgium and settled in Australia in 1970. He taught... [more]

$59.99

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Behind the Legend: The Many Worlds of Charles Todd

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Behind the Legend: The Many Worlds of Charles Todd

Denis Cryle

Biography: historical, political & military; Australasian & Pacific history; Mathematics & Sciences

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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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I don&rsquo;t believe it&rsquo;s possible to hurt another person without hurting oneself, an invisible hurt, a tear in the... [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]

$39.99

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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

Paperback

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