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A Mother's Story

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A Mother's Story

Rosie Batty

Biography; Memoirs; Domestic violence

Paperback

An updated edition of the profoundly moving and inspiring memoir from Australia's domestic violence crusader, Rosie Batty.... [more]

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The Mighty Franks: A Memoir

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The Mighty Franks: A Memoir

Michael Frank

Biography; Memoirs

Paperback

A TELEGRAPH BOOK OF THE YEAR A NEW STATESMAN BOOK OF THE YEAR A story at... [more]

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Hillbilly Elegy: A Memoir of a Family and Culture in Crisis

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Hillbilly Elegy: A Memoir of a Family and Culture in Crisis

J. D. Vance

Biography; Memoirs; Social mobility; Social & cultural anthropology

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A SUNDAY TIMES BESTSELLERWaterstones nonfiction Book of the Month (June)A Time Magazine Top 10 Nonfiction Book of 2016SOON... [more]

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Bridge Burning and Other Hobbies

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Bridge Burning and Other Hobbies

Kitty Flanagan

Biography; Memoirs

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Kitty Flanagan has been locked in an industrial freezer in Western Australia, insulted about the size of her lady parts in... [more]

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The Annotated Prison Writings of Oscar Wilde

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The Annotated Prison Writings of Oscar Wilde

Oscar Wilde

Biography; Biography: literary; Diaries, letters & journals; Literary studies: plays & playwrights; British & Irish history; Modern history to 20th century: c 1700 to c 1900

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Serving prison time with hard labor for the crime of gross indecency, Oscar Wilde wrote some of his most powerful works. A... [more]

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Patrick White: A Life

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Patrick White: A Life

David Marr

Biography; Literary studies: from c 1900 -

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A biography of Patrick White, winner of the Nobel Prize for Literature, author of a dozen novels and many other books, a spokesman... [more]

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Kings In Grass Castles

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Kings In Grass Castles

Mary Durack

Biography; Classic fiction (pre c 1945)

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When Patrick Durack left Western Ireland for Australia in 1853, he was to found a pioneering dynasty and build a cattle empire... [more]

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Murder Beyond the Grave (Murder Is Forever: Volume 3)

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Murder Beyond the Grave (Murder Is Forever: Volume 3)

James Patterson

Biography; True crime

Paperback

Two true-crime cases from the hit TV series Murder is ForeverMURDER BEYOND THE GRAVE: Stephen Small has it all - a Ferrari,... [more]

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Births Deaths Marriages

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Births Deaths Marriages

Georgia Blain

Biography; Sociology: family & relationships

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Features the tales that move from visits to nudist communes, to losing your virginity; to going to couples' counseling and... [more]

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Wild Asparagus, Wild Strawberries: Two years in France

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Wild Asparagus, Wild Strawberries: Two years in France

Barbara Santich

Biography: general; Cookery, food & drink; Travel & holiday

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France bewitched Barbara Santich in the early 1970s. She vowed to return, and soon enough she did. This is the story of the... [more]

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Charlemagne: Father of a Continent

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Charlemagne: Father of a Continent

Alessandro Barbero

Biography: historical, political & military; History; European history; Early history: c 500 to c 1450&1500

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The most important study of Charlemagne in a generation, this biography by distinguished medievalist Alessandro Barbero illuminates... [more]

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Arendt and America

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Arendt and America

Richard H. King

Biography: general; History of the Americas; 20th century history: c 1900 to c 2000; Philosophy; Social & political philosophy

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German-Jewish political philosopher Hannah Arendt (1906–75) fled from the Nazis to New York in 1941, and during the... [more]

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Henry the Young King, 1155-1183

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Henry the Young King, 1155-1183

Matthew Strickland

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

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This first modern study of Henry the Young King, eldest son of Henry II but the least known Plantagenet monarch, explores... [more]

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Return of the King: Lebron James, the Cleveland Cavaliers and the Greatest Comeback in NBA History

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Return of the King: Lebron James, the Cleveland Cavaliers and the Greatest...

Brian Windhorst, Dave McMenamin

Biography: sport; Sports & outdoor recreation; Basketball

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Documents LeBron James's return to the Cleveland Cavaliers and the secret meetings and controversial decisions behind the... [more]

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Two Sisters

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Two Sisters

Asne Seierstad

Biography; True stories: discovery, historical & scientific; Religious intolerance, persecution & conflict; Islam

Paperback

In October 2013 two teenage sisters left Oslo for Syria. A powerful and gripping true account of a family torn apart - by... [more]

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The Women Who Flew for Hitler: The True Story of Hitler's Valkyries

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The Women Who Flew for Hitler: The True Story of Hitler's Valkyries

Clare Mulley

Biography: historical, political & military; History; European history; Second World War; Air forces & warfare

Paperback

A riveting double biography of Nazi Germany's most highly decorated women test pilots - Hitler's personal Valkyries. [more]

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The Sheep Stell: Memoirs of a Shepherd

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The Sheep Stell: Memoirs of a Shepherd

Janet White

Biography; Autobiography: general; Memoirs; Animal husbandry; The countryside, country life

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The Sheep Stell is Janet White's beautiful and evocative memoir about her life as a shepherdess: a lost classic. [more]

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Out of Thin Air: A True Story Of Impossible Murder In Iceland

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Out of Thin Air: A True Story Of Impossible Murder In Iceland

Anthony Adeane

Biography; True crime

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The bizarre true crime case that has gripped Iceland for four decades. [more]

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The Corporation

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The Corporation

T. J. English

Biography; True crime

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A fascinating, cinematic, multigenerational history of the Cuban mob in the US from America's top chronicler of organized... [more]

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English Childhood

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English Childhood

David Waterhouse

Biography

Paperback

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Tip of the Iceberg: My 3,000-Mile Journey Around Wild Alaska, the Last Great American Frontier

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Tip of the Iceberg: My 3,000-Mile Journey Around Wild Alaska, the Last Great...

Mark Adams

Memoirs; Travel & holiday; Travel & holiday guides; Travel writing

Hardback

In 1899, railroad magnate Edward H. Harriman organized a most unusual summer voyage to the wilds of Alaska: He converted a... [more]

$44.99

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Shakespeare's First Folio: Four Centuries of an Iconic Book

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Shakespeare's First Folio: Four Centuries of an Iconic Book

Emma Smith

Biography: literary; Shakespeare studies & criticism; Social & cultural history

Paperback

Just a few hundred copies of the 1623 edition of Shakespeare's collected plays exist, making it one of the most sought-after... [more]

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Unmasked

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Unmasked

Andrew Lloyd Webber

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

Paperback

You have the luck of Croesus on stilts (as my Auntie Vi would have said) if you've had the sort of career, ups and downs,... [more]

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The Man Who Built the Swordfish: The Life of Sir Richard Fairey

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The Man Who Built the Swordfish: The Life of Sir Richard Fairey

Adrian Smith

Biography: historical, political & military; History; Second World War; Air forces & warfare; History of engineering & technology

Hardback

Authoritative biography of an aviation pioneer [more]

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Encounters on the Hippie Trail: 1971: An Elegy for Mrs P

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Encounters on the Hippie Trail: 1971: An Elegy for Mrs P

Jeff Brownrigg

Biography

Paperback

Across the gloomy, empty dining room of the old Hotel Panorama, Katmandu, an elderly woman sits alone. Her toast and marmalade... [more]

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