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Mrs Kelly: The Astonishing Life of Ned Kelly's Mother

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Mrs Kelly: The Astonishing Life of Ned Kelly's Mother

Grantlee Kieza

Biography: historical, political & military; True stories of heroism, endurance & survival; History; Australasian & Pacific history; Modern history to 20th century: c 1700 to c 1900

Hardback

<strong>While we know much about the iconic outlaw Ned Kelly, his mother Ellen Kelly has been largely overlooked by Australian... [more]

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Little Fish are Sweet

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Little Fish are Sweet

Matthew Condon

Biography; True crime

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Little Fish Are Sweet is Matthew Condon's extraordinary personal account of writing the Three Crooked Kings trilogy. When... [more]

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Einstein's Greatest Mistake: The Life of a Flawed Genius

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Einstein's Greatest Mistake: The Life of a Flawed Genius

David Bodanis

Biography: science, technology & engineering; Mathematics & Sciences; Popular science; Physics

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From the bestselling author of E=mc^2, Einstein's Greatest Mistake is a brisk, accessible biography of Albert Einstein that... [more]

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Not All Superheroes Wear Capes

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Not All Superheroes Wear Capes

Quentin Kenihan

Biography; Autobiography: arts & entertainment; Coping with disability

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Quentin Kenihan is living proof that superheroes don't need capes, just the right attitude. FOREWORD BY RAY MARTIN [more]

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My Game: Football in Australia Through My Eyes

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My Game: Football in Australia Through My Eyes

Ange Postecoglou

Autobiography: sport; Australian Rules football

Paperback

Ange Postecoglou has been at the centre of Australian football for more than thirty years. In this book, he shows us the game... [more]

$35.00

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The House That Jack Built: Jack Mundey, Green Bans Hero

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The House That Jack Built: Jack Mundey, Green Bans Hero

James Colman

Biography; Conservation of the environment

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This is the story of how an ordinary bloke from the bush became the key figure in a movement that would change the shape of... [more]

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Crown of Blood: The Deadly Inheritance of Lady Jane Grey

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Crown of Blood: The Deadly Inheritance of Lady Jane Grey

Nicola Tallis

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

Hardback

Crown of Blood is an important and significant retelling of an often misread tale, examining evidence that has never before... [more]

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New South Wales and the Great War

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New South Wales and the Great War

Naomi Parry, Brad Manera

Biography: historical, political & military; History

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When the Great War began in August 1914, the people of New South Wales took up the call to arms. NSW sent more people than... [more]

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Valiant for Truth: The Life of Chester Wilmot, War Correspondent

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Valiant for Truth: The Life of Chester Wilmot, War Correspondent

Peter Brune, Neil McDonald

Biography; Biography: historical, political & military; Second World War; Radio & television industry; Press & journalism

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Chester Wilmot brought the triumphs and tragedies of warfare into the homes of millions. He was a renowned Australian war... [more]

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Eve of a Hundred Midnights: The Star-Crossed Love Story of Two WWII Correspondents and Their Epic Escape Across the Pacific

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Eve of a Hundred Midnights: The Star-Crossed Love Story of Two WWII Correspondents...

Bill Lascher

Biography; Biography: historical, political & military; Second World War

Paperback

Subtitle on jacket: The star-crossed love story of two WWII correspondents and their epic escape across the Pacific. [more]

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Denny Day: The Life and Times of Australia's Greatest Lawman: The Forgotten Hero of the Myall Creek Massacre

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Denny Day: The Life and Times of Australia's Greatest Lawman: The Forgotten...

Terry Smyth

Biography: general; History

Paperback

Captain Edward Denny Day &ndash; the only law 'from the Big River to the sea' &ndash; was Australia's greatest lawman, yet... [more]

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Shakespeare's Bastard: The Life of Sir William Davenant

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Shakespeare's Bastard: The Life of Sir William Davenant

Simon Andrew Stirling

Biography; Biography: literary; Literary studies: c 1500 to c 1800; Literary studies: plays & playwrights

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The extraordinary life of Sir William Davenant, from death to birth, culminating with an answer to the question: was he Shakespeare's... [more]

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Breaking the Code: Westminster Diaries

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Breaking the Code: Westminster Diaries

Gyles Brandreth

Diaries, letters & journals; History; British & Irish history; Political leaders & leadership; Central government

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The paperback edition of Gyles Brandreth's revealing journal paints an extraordinary portrait of Whitehall and Westminster... [more]

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Six Days in Leningrad

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Six Days in Leningrad

Paullina Simons

Memoirs; Travel & holiday

Paperback

Paullina Simons gives us a work of non-fiction as captivating and heart-wrenching as the lives of Tatiana and Alexander. [more]

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A Guest at the Shooters' Banquet: My Grandfather's SS Past, My Jewish Family, A Search for the Truth

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A Guest at the Shooters' Banquet: My Grandfather's SS Past, My Jewish Family,...

Rita Gabis

Memoirs; History; The Holocaust; Second World War

Hardback

Gabis follows the trail of her grandfather's collaboration with the Nazis--a trail riddled with secrets, slaughter, mystery,... [more]

$35.00  $16.00

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Modern Love: The Lives of John and Sunday Reed

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Modern Love: The Lives of John and Sunday Reed

Lesley Harding, Kendrah Morgan

Art: financial aspects; Biography; Autobiography: arts & entertainment; Australasian & Pacific history; Social & cultural history

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Equal parts romance and tragedy, Modern Love explores the lives of these champions of successive generations of Australian... [more]

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This Wonderfully Strange Country: Rev. W. B. Clarke, Colonial Scientist

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This Wonderfully Strange Country: Rev. W. B. Clarke, Colonial Scientist...

Robert Young

Biography: science, technology & engineering; Mathematics & Sciences

Paperback

The Rev. William Clarke came to Australia in 1839 with an established reputation in geology, and was so influential that he... [more]

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Down the Rabbit Hole: Curious Adventures and Cautionary Tales of a Former Playboy Bunny

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Down the Rabbit Hole: Curious Adventures and Cautionary Tales of a Former...

Holly Madison

Individual actors & performers; Television; Biography; Autobiography: arts & entertainment; Memoirs

Paperback

Tracks every 3 minutes for easy bookmarking --Container. [more]

$29.99  $20.00

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Twin Tracks

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Twin Tracks

Roger Bannister

Biography; Autobiography: sport; Track & field sports, athletics

Paperback

The memoirs of the record-breaking runner, the first man to run a mile in under four minutes. [more]

$19.99  $6.00

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Tabloid Secrets: The Stories Behind the Headlines at the World's Most Famous Newspaper

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Tabloid Secrets: The Stories Behind the Headlines at the World's Most Famous...

Neville Thurlbeck

Autobiography: arts & entertainment; Society & Social Sciences; Press & journalism

Hardback

Both as chief reporter and news editor for nearly twenty years at the now defunct News of the World, Neville Thurlbeck is... [more]

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Lady Constance Lytton: Aristocrat, Suffragette, Martyr

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Lady Constance Lytton: Aristocrat, Suffragette, Martyr

Lyndsey Jenkins

Biography; Biography: historical, political & military; Feminism & feminist theory; Gender studies: women; Demonstrations & protest movements

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Lady Constance Lytton was the most unlikely of suffragettes. The daughter of a Viceroy of India and herself a lady in waiting... [more]

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Double Cross in Cairo: The True Story of the Spy Who Turned the Tide of War in the Middle East

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Double Cross in Cairo: The True Story of the Spy Who Turned the Tide of...

Nigel West

Biography: historical, political & military; History; European history; 20th century history: c 1900 to c 2000; Second World War; Espionage & secret services

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Very little has ever been written about Renato Levi, or his incomparable contribution to the Allied war effort, simply because... [more]

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Do No Harm: Stories of Life, Death and Brain Surgery

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Do No Harm: Stories of Life, Death and Brain Surgery

Henry Marsh

Biography; Memoirs; Neurosurgery

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An astonishingly candid insight into the life and work of a modern neurosurgeon - its triumphs and disasters. A SUNDAY TIMES... [more]

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So, Anyway...

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So, Anyway...

John Cleese

Film, TV & Radio; Individual actors & performers; Autobiography: arts & entertainment

Hardback

In this rollicking memoir, Cleese takes his readers on a Grand Tour of his ascent in the entertainment world, from his humble... [more]

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Ambition and Desire: The Dangerous Life of Josephine Bonaparte

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Ambition and Desire: The Dangerous Life of Josephine Bonaparte

Kate Williams

Biography

Hardback

From CNN's official royal historian, a highly praised young author with a doctorate from Oxford University, comes the extraordinary... [more]

$54.95  $15.00

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