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The Good Bohemian: The Letters of Ida John

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The Good Bohemian: The Letters of Ida John

Michael Holroyd, Rebecca John

History of art & design styles: from c 1900 -; Individual artists, art monographs; Biography; Diaries, letters & journals

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Captivatingly fresh and intimate letters from Augustus John's first wife, Ida, reveal the untold story of married life with... [more]

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Dirty Rotten Scoundrels

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Dirty Rotten Scoundrels

Matthew Benns

Biography; True crime

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A highly entertaining, scurrilous and fascinating book on Australian con men (and women) and all their dirty, devious tricks.... [more]

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Rising Star: The Making of Barack Obama

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Rising Star: The Making of Barack Obama

David J. Garrow

Biography: historical, political & military; History; History of the Americas

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The definitive account of Barack Obama's life before he became the 44th president of the United States - the formative years,... [more]

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The Museum of Words: A Memoir of Language, Writing, and Mortality

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The Museum of Words: A Memoir of Language, Writing, and Mortality

Georgia Blain

Biography; Autobiography: literary; Advocate - Australian Biography

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In late 2015, Georgia Blain was diagnosed with a tumour sitting right in the language centre of her brain. Prior to this,... [more]

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Putin: His Downfall and Russia's Coming Crash

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Putin: His Downfall and Russia's Coming Crash

Richard Lourie

Biography: historical, political & military; Regional studies; History; Politics & government; Political leaders & leadership; Advocate - History

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An electrifying and timely book, by leading Russian expert Richard Lourie, that explores Putin's failures and whether Trump's... [more]

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The Plots Against Hitler

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The Plots Against Hitler

Danny Orbach

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

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A new and definitive account of the anti-Nazi underground in Germany and its numerous efforts to assassinate Adolf Hitler.... [more]

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Gorbachev: His Life and Times

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Gorbachev: His Life and Times

William Taubman

Biography: historical, political & military; History; Political leaders & leadership; Advocate - History

Hardback

Synopsis coming soon....... [more]

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Grant & I

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Grant & I

Robert Forster

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

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The Go-Betweens, one of Australia’s most talented and influential bands, very nearly wasn’t. Grant McLennan didn’t... [more]

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A Bold and Dangerous Family: The Rossellis and the Fight Against Mussolini

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A Bold and Dangerous Family: The Rossellis and the Fight Against Mussolini...

Caroline Moorehead

True stories of heroism, endurance & survival; History; European history; 20th century history: c 1900 to c 2000; Fascism & Nazism; Terrorism, armed struggle

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Mussolini was not only ruthless: he was subtle and manipulative. But the tide turned in 1924 when his assassins went too far,... [more]

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Karl Marx: Greatness and Illusion

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Karl Marx: Greatness and Illusion

Gareth Stedman Jones

Biography; Biography: historical, political & military; Marxism & Communism

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Gareth Stedman Jones returns Karl Marx to his nineteenth-century world, before later inventions transformed him into Communism's... [more]

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The Finch in My Brain: How I forgot how to read but found how to live

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The Finch in My Brain: How I forgot how to read but found how to live

Martino Sclavi

Biography; Memoirs

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Diagnosed with fatal brain cancer, the treatment that follows renders the writer of this extraordinary memoir unable to recognise... [more]

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The Husband Hunters: Social Climbing in London and New York

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The Husband Hunters: Social Climbing in London and New York

Anne De Courcy

Biography: historical, political & military; History; Cultural studies

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A sparkling social history of the 'Dollar Princesses', the young American heiresses who married into the English aristocracy.... [more]

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Understory

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Understory

Inga Simpson

Biography; Memoirs

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A memoir about staying in one place, told through trees, by the award-winning author of MR WIGG, NEST and WHERE THE TREES... [more]

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The Enigmatic Mr Deakin

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The Enigmatic Mr Deakin

Judith Brett

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

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This insightful and accessible new biography of Alfred Deakin, Australia's second prime minister, shines fresh light on one... [more]

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No Place to Lay One's Head

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No Place to Lay One's Head

Francoise Frenkel

Memoirs; History; Second World War

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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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Mates: The Friendship That Sustained Henry Lawson

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Mates: The Friendship That Sustained Henry Lawson

Gregory Bryan

Biography; Biography: literary

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Henry Lawson gave voice to a uniquely Australian identity and much of the Australian ethos of mateship was developed in his... [more]

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Admissions: A Life in Brain Surgery

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Admissions: A Life in Brain Surgery

Henry Marsh

Biography; Autobiography: science, technology & engineering; Medical ethics & professional conduct; Neurosurgery

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A provocative and heartfelt new book from the brain surgeon and bestselling author of DO NO HARM [more]

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The Return: Fathers, Sons and the Land In Between

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The Return: Fathers, Sons and the Land In Between

Hisham Matar

Biography; Autobiography: general; Autobiography: historical, political & military; Memoirs

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A memoir of a son's search for his father and the return to a homeland he never thought he'd see again. This is a personal... [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 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

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Told with brio and great narrative flair, The Women Who Flew for Hitler is an extraordinary true story, with all the excitement... [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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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

Hardback

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

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