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The Rules Do Not Apply

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The Rules Do Not Apply

Ariel Levy

Autobiography: literary; Society & Social Sciences; Press & journalism

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The new book by New Yorker journalist and author of Female Chauvinist Pigs, Ariel Levy. [more]

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Michelangelo: His Epic Life

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Michelangelo: His Epic Life

Martin Gayford

Art & Architecture; Renaissance art; Individual artists, art monographs; Biography: arts & entertainment

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At 31 Michelangelo was considered the finest artist in Italy, perhaps the world; long before he died at almost 90 he was widely... [more]

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A Writing Life: Helen Garner and Her Work

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A Writing Life: Helen Garner and Her Work

Bernadette Brennan

Biography: literary; Literary studies: fiction, novelists & prose writers

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Helen Garner is one of Australia's most important and most admired writers. She is revered for her fearless honesty in the... [more]

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The Name of God is Mercy

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The Name of God is Mercy

Pope Francis

Biography: religious & spiritual; Religion & beliefs; Religious ethics; Roman Catholicism, Roman Catholic Church

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The Name of God is Mercy, Pope Francis' exploration on the universal theme of mercy, is a spiritual inspiration to both followers... [more]

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Kick: The True Story of Kick Kennedy, JFK's Forgotten Sister and the Heir to Chatsworth

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Kick: The True Story of Kick Kennedy, JFK's Forgotten Sister and the Heir...

Paula Byrne

Biography; Biography: historical, political & military; British & Irish history; 20th century history: c 1900 to c 2000; Social & cultural history

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The remarkable life of the vivacious, clever - and forgotten - Kennedy sister, who charmed the English aristocracy and was... [more]

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The Tempest-Tossed Church: Being a Catholic Today

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The Tempest-Tossed Church: Being a Catholic Today

Gerard Windsor

Autobiography: religious & spiritual; Religion & beliefs; Roman Catholicism, Roman Catholic Church; Personal Christian testimony & inspirational works

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Windsor entertains and stimulates with anecdote, history, forays into art and literature, and the occasional bit of gossip.... [more]

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Women of Honour: Madonnas, Godmothers and Informers in Italy's Mafias

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Women of Honour: Madonnas, Godmothers and Informers in Italy's Mafias

Milka Kahn, Anne Veron

Biography; Gender studies: women; Organised crime

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A frank and unsettling account of the conflicted role of women in Italy's mafias - first-hand stories of submission, complicity... [more]

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The Fabulous Flying Mrs Miller: An Australian's True Story of Adventure, Danger, Romance and Murder

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The Fabulous Flying Mrs Miller: An Australian's True Story of Adventure,...

Carol Baxter

Biography; Biography: general

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'Mrs Keith Miller, internationally known aviatrix, was taken to the county jail here today and held for investigation by State... [more]

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The Family

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The Family

Chris Johnston, Rosie Jones

Biography; True crime; Contemporary non-Christian & para-Christian cults & sects; Child abuse; Crime & criminology

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A powerful work of investigative journalism that reveals the legacy of a notorious cult. [more]

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Confessions of a Mad Mooer: Postnatal Depression Sucks

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Confessions of a Mad Mooer: Postnatal Depression Sucks

Robin Elizabeth

Memoirs; Health & Self-Help; Coping with illness; Family & relationships

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What happens when a mother says she isn't okay, and nobody's listening? What happens when postnatal depression goes undiagnosed?... [more]

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Looking for Rose Paterson: How Family Bush Life Nurtured Banjo the Poet

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Looking for Rose Paterson: How Family Bush Life Nurtured Banjo the Poet...

Jennifer Gall

Biography; Biography: historical, political & military; Diaries, letters & journals; History of the Americas; Social & cultural history

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<div><strong>Rose was the mother of famous Australian poet Banjo Paterson (known as Barty as a boy) and, yet, very little... [more]

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Only: A Singular Memoir

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Only: A Singular Memoir

Caroline Baum

Biography; Memoirs

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Three barely felt like a family. It felt like it did not count. Like we were unfinished. Incomplete. There was always a... [more]

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The Genius of Jane Austen: Her Love of Theatre and Why She is a Hit in Hollywood

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The Genius of Jane Austen: Her Love of Theatre and Why She is a Hit in Hollywood...

Paula Byrne

Biography: literary; Literary studies: c 1800 to c 1900 ; Literary studies: fiction, novelists & prose writers

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A radical look at Jane Austen as you've never seen her - as a lover of farce, comic theatre and juvenilia. Jane's World celebrates... [more]

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Folly Is Not Always Folly: Jane & D'Arcy #1

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Folly Is Not Always Folly: Jane & D'Arcy #1

Wal Walker

Biography; Biography: general

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The untold story of the enduring romance of Jane Austen and D'Arcy Wentworth [more]

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South of Forgiveness

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South of Forgiveness

Thordis Elva, Tom Stranger

Biography; Autobiography: general; Domestic violence; Coping with personal problems

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It wasn't without fear that Thordis Elva kissed her three-year-old son and her loving partner goodbye before boarding a plane... [more]

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Getting Away with Murder

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Getting Away with Murder

Duncan McNab

Biography; Gay studies (Gay men); Crime & criminology

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Sydney's shame: Up to 80 men murdered, 30 cases remain unsolved.<br /><br... [more]

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Nothing but a Circus: Misadventures Among the Powerful

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Nothing but a Circus: Misadventures Among the Powerful

Daniel Levin

Memoirs; Social interaction; Politics & government; International relations; Political corruption

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'Brilliant observations on the anthropology of power. You will laugh aloud and won't put it down' Daniel Kahneman In this... [more]

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Helen 100: How I Took My Waxer's Advice and Cured Heartbreak by Going on 100 Dates in Less Than a Year

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Helen 100: How I Took My Waxer's Advice and Cured Heartbreak by Going on...

Helen Razer

Biography; Memoirs

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A hundred dates in less than a year. Will they heal her broken heart or make it worse? Brilliant, hilarious and excruciating... [more]

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Young and Damned and Fair: The Life and Tragedy of Catherine Howard at the Court of Henry VIII

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Young and Damned and Fair: The Life and Tragedy of Catherine Howard at the...

Gareth Russell

Biography: historical, political & military; History; British & Irish history; Early modern history: c 1450 to c 1700

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A stunning reappraisal of Henry VIII's fifth wife...Gareth Russel's book is scholarly yet highly readable...basing his account... [more]

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Gone: A Girl, a Violin, a Life Unstrung

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Gone: A Girl, a Violin, a Life Unstrung

Min Kym

String instruments; Biography; Autobiography: arts & entertainment

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'All my life my Stradivarius had been waiting for me, as I had been waiting... [more]

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Something for the Pain: A Memoir of the Turf

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Something for the Pain: A Memoir of the Turf

Gerald Murnane

Biography; Memoirs

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Hilarious, affecting, and irreverent, this is a memoir of obsession and extraordinary imagination from a unique voice in literature.... [more]

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Max Perkins: Editor of Genius

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Max Perkins: Editor of Genius

A. Scott Berg

Biography; Biography: literary

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A moving biography of the a great editor who assembled America's finest and favourite literary gang - Fitzgerald, Hemingway,... [more]

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Beyond the Rock: The Life of Joan Lindsay and the Mystery of Picnic at Hanging Rock

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Beyond the Rock: The Life of Joan Lindsay and the Mystery of Picnic at Hanging...

Janelle McCulloch

Biography: literary; Literary studies: fiction, novelists & prose writers

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In the winter of 1966, at sixty-nine years of age, Lady Joan Lindsay sat down and wrote a short novel about a group of upper-class... [more]

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The Silent Soldiers of Naours

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The Silent Soldiers of Naours

Gilles Prilaux, Matthieu Beuvin, Gilles Prilaux

True war & combat stories; History

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The Silent Soldiers of Naours is the story of how French and Australian researchers rediscovered the incredible stories of... [more]

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After

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After

Nikki Gemmell

Biography; Memoirs; Coping with old age; Coping with death & bereavement; Intergenerational relationships

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Australia's bravest and most honest writer explores the devastating aftermath of her elderly mother's decision to end her... [more]

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