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Heartland: A Memoir of Working Hard and Being Broke in the Richest Country on Earth

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Heartland: A Memoir of Working Hard and Being Broke in the Richest Country...

Sarah Smarsh

Biography; Autobiography: historical, political & military; Poverty & unemployment; Social classes; Rural communities

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Heartland reveals one woman's experience of working-class poverty in America with an eye-opening and topical personal story.... [more]

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Devotion

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Devotion

Patti Smith

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

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From the renowned artist and author Patti Smith, a rare and generous look into the creative process [more]

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The Skripal Files: The Life and Near Death of a Russian Spy

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The Skripal Files: The Life and Near Death of a Russian Spy

Mark Urban

Biography: historical, political & military; True crime; History; The Cold War; Espionage & secret services; Political oppression & persecution

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From the heart of the cold war to the current hostilities between Russia and the West, this is the definitive account of the... [more]

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Queens of the Conquest: England's Medieval Queens

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Queens of the Conquest: England's Medieval Queens

Alison Weir

Biography: royalty; History; British & Irish history; Medieval history

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Full of passion and betrayal, murder and war, the first volume of an epic new series from bestselling historian Alison Weir,... [more]

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The Peter Norman Story

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The Peter Norman Story

Andrew Webster, Matt Norman

Biography: general; Biography: sport; Social & cultural history; Sports & outdoor recreation

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The inspirational story of athlete Peter Norman - the greatest Australian hero you don't know. [more]

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Half the Perfect World: Writers, Dreamers and Drifters on Hydra: 1955-1964

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Half the Perfect World: Writers, Dreamers and Drifters on Hydra: 1955-1964...

Paul Genoni, Tanya Dalziell

Biography

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'Their years in the Aegean may have been half perfect at best, but it was on Hydra that they connected to a place, a lifestyle... [more]

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The Scandalous Freddie McEvoy: The True Story of the Swashbuckling Australian Rogue

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The Scandalous Freddie McEvoy: The True Story of the Swashbuckling Australian...

Frank Walker

Biography; Biography: general

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Swashbuckler, daredevil racing-car champion, Winter Olympian, gambler, smuggler, scoundrel, stud and suspected Nazi agent... [more]

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Misfits & Me: Collected Non-Fiction

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Misfits & Me: Collected Non-Fiction

Mandy Sayer

Biography; Prose: non-fiction

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Presents a selection of Mandy Sayer's non-fiction writing from the past twenty years. Each essay has been chosen to reflect... [more]

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Hoodwinked: How Pauline Hanson Fooled a Nation

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Hoodwinked: How Pauline Hanson Fooled a Nation

Kerry-Anne Walsh

True crime; History; Political leaders & leadership

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Pauline Hanson claims to represent the average Australian but The Stalking of Julia Gillard 's Kerry-Anne Walsh has discovered... [more]

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Wedderburn: A True Tale of Blood and Dust

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Wedderburn: A True Tale of Blood and Dust

Maryrose Cuskelly

Biography; True crime

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The story of a grisly triple murder in Central Victoria in October 2014 - contemporary Australian true crime at its best.<br... [more]

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No Friend but the Mountains: Writing from Manus Prison

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No Friend but the Mountains: Writing from Manus Prison

Behrouz Boochani

Biography; Diaries, letters & journals; True stories

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An account of life inside Manus detention centre, from journalist and asylum-seeker Behrouz Boochani. 'Our government jailed... [more]

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A Station on the Path to Somewhere Better

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A Station on the Path to Somewhere Better

Benjamin Wood

Biography; Modern & contemporary fiction (post c 1945)

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An unforgettable debut from an outstanding new talent [more]

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Hannibal

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Hannibal

Patrick N. Hunt

Biography: historical, political & military; History; Ancient history: to c 500 CE; Classical history & classical civilisation; Military history; Warfare & defence

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

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The Rapids: Ways of Looking at Mania

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The Rapids: Ways of Looking at Mania

Sam Twyford-Moore

Biography; Memoirs; Coping with illness

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Writing and mental illness make excellent bedfellows, for better or worse. The Rapids is an extraordinary personal memoir... [more]

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The Bulldog Track: A Grandson's Story of an Ordinary Man's War and Survival on the Other Kokoda Trail

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The Bulldog Track: A Grandson's Story of an Ordinary Man's War and Survival...

Peter Phelps

Biography: historical, political & military; True war & combat stories; History; Second World War; War & defence operations

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This is the story of Tom Phelps and the 'other Kokoda Track'. Seventy-five years later, Tom's grandson, award-winning actor... [more]

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Best Foot Forward

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Best Foot Forward

Adam Hills

Biography; Memoirs

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An hilarious and honest collection of stories, thoughts, and tales of a life in comedy from the award-winning comic Adam Hills... [more]

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Trace: Who Killed Maria James?

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Trace: Who Killed Maria James?

Rachael Brown

Biography; True crime; Crime & criminology; Criminal investigation & detection; Press & journalism

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The riveting inside story of a journalist's cold-case investigation of a shocking murder [more]

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Germaine: The Life of Germaine Greer

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Germaine: The Life of Germaine Greer

Elizabeth Kleinhenz

Biography; Biography: general; Biography: arts & entertainment; Feminism & feminist theory

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Intellectual. Feminist. Polemicist. Provocateur. [more]

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Ernest Hemingway: Artifacts From a Life

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Ernest Hemingway: Artifacts From a Life

Michael Katakis

Biography; Biography: literary; Diaries, letters & journals

Hardback

Beautifully designed, intimate and illuminating, the story of Ernest Hemingway's life though the documents, photographs and... [more]

$49.99

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The Dark Interval: Letters for the Grieving Heart

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The Dark Interval: Letters for the Grieving Heart

Rainer Maria Rilke

Biography; Autobiography: literary; Diaries, letters & journals; Poetry by individual poets

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From one of the most famous poets in history comes a new selection of writings to bereaved friends and acquaintances, providing... [more]

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Unfettered and Alive: A Memoir

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Unfettered and Alive: A Memoir

Anne Summers

Biography; Memoirs; Feminism & feminist theory

Hardback

The inspiring autobiography of one of Australia's most influential women, from journalist to policy maker to change agent... [more]

$39.99

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A Tudor Christmas

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A Tudor Christmas

Alison Weir, Siobhan Clarke

Biography: royalty; History; British & Irish history; Early modern history: c 1450 to c 1700; Social & cultural history; Sociology: customs & traditions

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Christmas in Tudor times was a period of feasting, revelry and merrymaking `to drive the cold winter away'. Carol-singing,... [more]

$35.00

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In the Hurricane's Eye: The Genius of George Washington and the Victory at Yorktown

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In the Hurricane's Eye: The Genius of George Washington and the Victory...

Nathaniel Philbrick

Biography: historical, political & military; History; History of the Americas; Modern history to 20th century: c 1700 to c 1900; Military history; Warfare & defence

Hardback

<strong>The thrilling story of the Revolutionary War finale from the New York Times bestselling author of In the Heart of... [more]

$54.95

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King Arthur: The Making of the Legend

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King Arthur: The Making of the Legend

Nicholas J. Higham

Biography: royalty; History; British & Irish history; Medieval history

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A prominent scholar explores King Arthur's historical development, proposing that he began as a fictional character developed... [more]

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The Collector: The Story of Sergei Shchukin and His Lost Masterpieces

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The Collector: The Story of Sergei Shchukin and His Lost Masterpieces

Natalya Semenova, Andre Delocqu

History of art & design styles: from c 1900 -; Individual artists, art monographs; Biography; Biography: arts & entertainment; European history

Hardback

A fascinating life of Sergei Shchukin, the great collector who changed the face of Russia's art world [more]

$59.99

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