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Australia Day

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Australia Day

Stan Grant

Memoirs; History; Advocate - History

Paperback

'As uncomfortable as it is, we need to reckon with our history. On January 26, no Australian can really look away.' [more]

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Keeping on Keeping on

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Keeping on Keeping on

Alan Bennett

Biography; Memoirs; Literary essays; Literary studies: from c 1900 -; Literary studies: fiction, novelists & prose writers

Hardback

[This text] contains [Alan] Bennett's diaries from 2005 to 2015, with everything from his much celebrated essays to his irreverent... [more]

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Caught in the Revolution: Petrograd, Russia, 1917 - A World on the Edge

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Caught in the Revolution: Petrograd, Russia, 1917 - A World on the Edge...

Helen Rappaport

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

Hardback

Originally published: Great Britain: Hutchinson, 2016. [more]

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Young Orson: The Years of Luck and Genius on the Path to Citizen Kane

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Young Orson: The Years of Luck and Genius on the Path to Citizen Kane

Patrick McGilligan

Film, TV & Radio; Individual film directors, film-makers; Biography: arts & entertainment

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On the centennial of his birth, the defining wunderkind of modern entertainment gets his due in a groundbreaking new biography... [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

Paperback

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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Facts And Fears: Hard Truths from a Life in Intelligence

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Facts And Fears: Hard Truths from a Life in Intelligence

James Clapper

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

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The former Director of National Intelligence's account of the intelligence community's successes--and failures--in facing... [more]

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Figures in a Landscape: People and Places

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Figures in a Landscape: People and Places

Paul Theroux

Memoirs; Literary essays; Travel writing

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A delectable collection of Theroux's recent writing on great places, people, and prose. [more]

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Too Soon, Too Late: How a Family Turned its Own Tragedies into a Remarkable Crusade to Keep All Our Children Safe

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Too Soon, Too Late: How a Family Turned its Own Tragedies into a Remarkable...

Ralph Kelly, Kathy Kelly

Biography; True stories of heroism, endurance & survival; Violence in society; Charities, voluntary services & philanthropy

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On a winter's night in July 2012, Kathy and Ralph Kelly received a phone call no parent should ever have to answer. It was... [more]

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Couchsurfing in Russia: Friendships and Misadventures Behind Putin's Curtain

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Couchsurfing in Russia: Friendships and Misadventures Behind Putin's Curtain...

Stephan Orth

Memoirs; History; Society & culture: general; Travel writing; Advocate - History

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'In the late summer of 2016,' writes award-winning travel writer Stephan Orth, 'a journey to Russia feels like visiting enemy... [more]

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Renaissance Woman: The Life of Vittoria Colonna

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Renaissance Woman: The Life of Vittoria Colonna

Ramie Targoff

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

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A biography of Vittoria Colonna, a confidante of Michelangelo, the scion of one of the most powerful families of her era,... [more]

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The Full Catastrophe: Stories from when life was so bad it was funny

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The Full Catastrophe: Stories from when life was so bad it was funny

Rebecca Huntley, Sarah Macdonald

Biography; True stories; Advocate - Australian Biography

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A funny and heartwarming collection of stories about those moments when we think nothing could get worse... [more]

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The Life and Legend of the Sultan Saladin

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The Life and Legend of the Sultan Saladin

Jonathan Phillips

Biography: historical, political & military; Biography: religious & spiritual; History; Middle Eastern history; Crusades; Religious & spiritual leaders; Advocate - History

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After Saladin's death, it goes on to show how in the West this Sunni Muslim acquired the status of a chivalric hero, even... [more]

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The Moment of Lift: How Empowering Women Changes the World

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The Moment of Lift: How Empowering Women Changes the World

Melinda Gates

Biography; Autobiography: general; Business & management; Self-help & personal development; Advice on careers & achieving success; Advocate - Biography

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A passionate argument for female empowerment by Melinda Gates, one of the world's most admired and respected women. [more]

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Kerry O'Brien: A Memoir

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Kerry O'Brien: A Memoir

Kerry O'Brien

Biography; Autobiography: literary; Memoirs; Press & journalism; Advocate - Australian Biography

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Born the day before the first American occupying troops landed near Tokyo in August 1945, Kerry O'Brien's life has spanned... [more]

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Socrates in Love: The Making of a Philosopher

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Socrates in Love: The Making of a Philosopher

Armand D'Angour

Biography: historical, political & military; Classical history & classical civilisation; Philosophy; Western philosophy: Ancient, to c 500; Advocate - Philosophy

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An innovative and insightful exploration of the passionate early life of Socrates and the influences that led him to become... [more]

$37.99

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The Suicide Bride

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The Suicide Bride

Tanya Bretherton

Biography; True crime; Crime Chronicle - True Crime

Paperback

From the author of the acclaimed THE SUITCASE BABY - shortlisted for the Ned Kelly and Nib awards - comes the chilling story... [more]

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Unconditional Love: A Memoir of Filmmaking and Motherhood

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Unconditional Love: A Memoir of Filmmaking and Motherhood

Jocelyn Moorhouse

Biography; Memoirs

Paperback

A raw and powerful memoir of motherhood, autism and filmmaking by Australian director, Jocelyn Moorhouse [more]

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Elton John

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Elton John

David Buckley

Music; Individual composers & musicians, bands & groups; Biography: arts & entertainment

Paperback

More than 50 years into Elton's incredible career, this is the definitive biography of a showbiz legend. [more]

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White

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White

Bret Easton Ellis

Biography; Literary essays; Popular culture; Political correctness

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Combining personal reflection and social observation, White is the first work of nonfiction work from Bret Easton Ellis, the... [more]

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Elizabeth Macarthur: A Life at the Edge of the World

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Elizabeth Macarthur: A Life at the Edge of the World

Michelle Scott Tucker

Biography; Biography: general

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A groundbreaking portrait of an ordinary English gentlewoman who would go on to become one of Australia's most significant,... [more]

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So Much Longing in So Little Space: The art of Edvard Munch

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So Much Longing in So Little Space: The art of Edvard Munch

Karl Ove Knausgaard

History of art & design styles: c 1800 to c 1900; History of art & design styles: from c 1900 -; Painting & paintings; Individual artists, art monographs; Biography

Paperback

In So Much Longing in So Little Space, Karl Ove Knausgaard explores the life and work of Edvard Munch. Setting out to understand... [more]

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JB Chifley: An Ardent Internationalist

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JB Chifley: An Ardent Internationalist

Julie Suares

Biography; Comparative politics; Political leaders & leadership

Paperback

Reveals the extraordinary convergence of worldviews of two fellow internationalists, former Australian Prime Minister JB Chifley... [more]

$49.99

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Notes on a Nervous Planet

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Notes on a Nervous Planet

Matt Haig

Memoirs; Psychology; Coping with illness; Coping with anxiety & phobias

Paperback

The follow-up to the number one Sunday Times bestseller Reasons to Stay Alive [more]

$19.99

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The Catalogue of Shipwrecked Books: Young Columbus and the Quest for a Universal Library

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The Catalogue of Shipwrecked Books: Young Columbus and the Quest for a Universal...

Edward Wilson-Lee

Biography: historical, political & military; History; Colonialism & imperialism

Paperback

The fascinating history of Christopher Columbus's illegitimate son Hernando, guardian of his father's flame, courtier, bibliophile... [more]

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Milk Blood: A Father's Choice, the Family's Price

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Milk Blood: A Father's Choice, the Family's Price

Adrian Simon

Biography; Autobiography: general; Memoirs; True crime; Family & relationships

Paperback

And how do you think you'd turn out if your father was a convicted heroin trafficker? [more]

$30.00

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