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Lady in Waiting: My Extraordinary Life in the Shadow of the Crown

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Lady in Waiting: My Extraordinary Life in the Shadow of the Crown

Anne Glenconner

Biography; Autobiography: general; Autobiography: royalty; Memoirs; Social & cultural history; Advocate - Biography

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The remarkable life of Lady in Waiting to Princess Margaret who was also a Maid of Honour at the Queen's Coronation - and... [more]

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The Innocent Reader: Reflections on Reading and Writing

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The Innocent Reader: Reflections on Reading and Writing

Debra Adelaide

Autobiography: literary; Creative writing & creative writing guides; Advocate - Poetry & Writing

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Part-bibliomemoir, part-user's manual, Debra Adelaide shares a life dedicated to reading and writing. [more]

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The Hilton Bombing: Evan Pederick and the Ananda Marga

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The Hilton Bombing: Evan Pederick and the Ananda Marga

Imre Salusinszky

Biography; Biography: general; Advocate - Australian Biography

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In 1978, Evan Pederick, a naive 22-year-old in the thrall of a radical religious movement, Ananda Marga, placed an enormous... [more]

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Penny Wong: Passion and Principle

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Penny Wong: Passion and Principle

Margaret Simons

Biography; Memoirs; Advocate - Australian Biography

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A revelatory portrait of one of the most talented, poised and respected Australian politicians, written by one of Australia's... [more]

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ANZAC and Aviator: The Remarkable Story of Sir Ross Smith and the 1919 England to Australia Air Race

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ANZAC and Aviator: The Remarkable Story of Sir Ross Smith and the 1919 England...

Michael Molkentin

Biography; Biography: science, technology & engineering; Aircraft: general interest; Advocate - Australian Biography

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The Mountbattens: Their Lives & Loves: The Sunday Times Bestseller

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The Mountbattens: Their Lives & Loves: The Sunday Times Bestseller

Andrew Lownie

Biography; Biography: royalty; British & Irish history; Second World War

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A major figure behind his nephew Philip's marriage to Queen Elizabeth II and instrumental in the royal family taking the Mountbatten... [more]

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Somewhere Becoming Rain: Collected Writings on Philip Larkin

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Somewhere Becoming Rain: Collected Writings on Philip Larkin

Clive James

Biography: literary; Literary studies: poetry & poets; Advocate - Poetry & Writing

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Renowned critic, bestselling author and award-winning poet Clive James offers an exploration and celebration of one of his... [more]

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Me: Elton John Official Autobiography

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Me: Elton John Official Autobiography

Elton John

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

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Coming in October 2019, the first and only official autobiography of a much-loved global icon. [more]

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Gulpilil

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Gulpilil

Derek Rielly

Biography; Biography: arts & entertainment; Advocate - Australian Biography

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From the bestselling author of Wednesdays with Bob comes an intimate portrait of Indigenous actor David Gulpilil. [more]

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Ian Fairweather: A Life in Letters

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Ian Fairweather: A Life in Letters

Claire Roberts, John Thompson

Biography; Diaries, letters & journals

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A self-portrait by one of Australia's greatest artists, a man mistakenly portrayed as a hermit [more]

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Prince Albert: The Man Who Saved the Monarchy

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Prince Albert: The Man Who Saved the Monarchy

A. N. Wilson

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

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The magnificent and definitive biography of Prince Albert, by one of Britain's best biographers and the author of Victoria:... [more]

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Marie Antoinette: The Making of a French Queen

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Marie Antoinette: The Making of a French Queen

John Hardman

Biography: royalty; History; European history; Modern history to 20th century: c 1700 to c 1900

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A new look which fundamentally overturns our understanding of this famously out of touch queen [more]

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Oblivion or Glory: 1921 and the Making of Winston Churchill

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Oblivion or Glory: 1921 and the Making of Winston Churchill

David Stafford

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

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An engaging and original account of 1921, a pivotal year for Churchill that had a lasting impact on his political and personal... [more]

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Einstein's War: How Relativity Conquered Nationalism and Shook the World

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Einstein's War: How Relativity Conquered Nationalism and Shook the World...

Matthew Stanley

Biography: science, technology & engineering; Mathematics & Sciences; Impact of science & technology on society; History of science; Popular science; Relativity physics

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In 1916, Arthur Eddington, a war-weary British astronomer, opened a letter written by an obscure German professor named Einstein.... [more]

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Hitler: Only the World Was Enough

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Hitler: Only the World Was Enough

Brendan Simms

Biography: historical, political & military; History; European history; Second World War; Fascism & Nazism; Geopolitics

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This gives a very different picture of Hitler, highlighting how deeply he had always reflected wider paranoid geopolitical... [more]

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1917: Lenin, Wilson, and the Birth of the New World Disorder

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1917: Lenin, Wilson, and the Birth of the New World Disorder

Arthur Herman

Biography: historical, political & military; History

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This is the story of two men, and the two decisions, that transformed world history in a single tumultuous year, 1917: Wilson's... [more]

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Jane Austen, the Secret Radical

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Jane Austen, the Secret Radical

Helena Kelly

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

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Originally published: London: Icon Books Ltd., 2016. [more]

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Four Princes: Henry VIII, Francis I, Charles V, Suleiman the Magnificent and the Obsessions That Forged Modern Europe

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Four Princes: Henry VIII, Francis I, Charles V, Suleiman the Magnificent...

John Julius Norwich

Biography: general; History; European history

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The colourful story of the four very different men who created our modern world: Henry VIII, Francis I of France, Charles... [more]

$51.99  $25.00

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Lenin on the Train

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Lenin on the Train

Catherine Merridale

Biography: historical, political & military; History; European history; Politics & government

Hardback

Published simultaneously in the UK by Allen Lane, London --Title page verso. [more]

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Elizabeth: The Forgotten Years

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Elizabeth: The Forgotten Years

John Guy (University of St Andrews Scotland), J A Guy

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

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A groundbreaking biography of Elizabeth I revealing for the first time the woman behind the polished veneer as she confronts... [more]

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A Royal Experiment: Love and Duty, Madness and Betrayal--The Private Lives of King George III and Queen Charlotte

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A Royal Experiment: Love and Duty, Madness and Betrayal--The Private Lives...

Janice Hadlow

Biography: royalty; History

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Originally published as The strangest family in the U.K. in 2014 by William Collins --Title page verso. [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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Big Sister, Little Sister, Red Sister: Three Women at the Heart of Twentieth-Century China

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Big Sister, Little Sister, Red Sister: Three Women at the Heart of Twentieth-Century...

Jung Chang

Biography: historical, political & military; History; Asian history; Gender studies: women; Political ideologies

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The best-known modern Chinese fairy tale is the story of three sisters from Shanghai, who for most of the twentieth century... [more]

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Letters from an Astrophysicist

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Letters from an Astrophysicist

Neil deGrasse Tyson

Diaries, letters & journals; Mathematics & Sciences; Popular science; Advocate - Science

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Join the galactic conversation on the biggest issues in the universe `Don't fear change. But if you've got plenty of that,... [more]

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On Air

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On Air

Mike Carlton

Biography; Biography: business & industry; Memoirs

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Mike Carlton was born to controversy. His father Jimmy, a renowned Olympic athlete and later a Catholic priest, married his... [more]

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