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George Lucas: A Life

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George Lucas: A Life

Brian Jay Jones

Individual film directors, film-makers; Biography: arts & entertainment; Science fiction

Paperback

George Lucas' life, his art, and the making of his cinematic empire. [more]

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Letters to the Lady Upstairs

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Letters to the Lady Upstairs

Marcel Proust

Biography; Diaries, letters & journals; Literary studies: fiction, novelists & prose writers; Humour

Hardback

A charming, funny, poignant collection of twenty-three letters from Marcel Proust to his upstairs neighbour [more]

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Barney Greatrex: From Bomber Command to the French Resistance - The Stirring Story of an Australian Hero

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Barney Greatrex: From Bomber Command to the French Resistance - The Stirring...

Michael Veitch

Biography; Biography: general; Biography: historical, political & military; Military history; Second World War; Military veterans

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The incredible untold World War II story of Australian hero BARNEY GREATREX - from Bomber Command to French Resistance fighter.... [more]

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Living the 1960s

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Living the 1960s

Noeline Brown

Memoirs; History

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Living the 1960s paints a picture of a decade that didn't just swing; it twisted, stomped, and screamed. [more]

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The Griffith Wars: The Powerful True Story of Donald Mackay's Murder and the Town That Stood Up to the Mafia

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The Griffith Wars: The Powerful True Story of Donald Mackay's Murder and...

Tom Gilling, Terry Jones

Biography; True crime

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The assassination of Donald Mackay was meant to solve a problem for the mafia. Instead it roused the law-abiding citizens... [more]

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Minefields: A life in the news game

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Minefields: A life in the news game

Hugh Riminton

Biography; Memoirs

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Over nearly 40 years as a journalist and foreign correspondent, Hugh Riminton has been shot at, blown up, threatened with... [more]

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Goodbye Christopher Robin: A. A. Milne and the Making of Winnie-the-Pooh

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Goodbye Christopher Robin: A. A. Milne and the Making of Winnie-the-Pooh...

Ann Thwaite

Biography; Biography: arts & entertainment; Biography: literary; Memoirs; Children's literature studies: general

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Now a major motion picture starring Margot Robbie and Domhnall Gleeson. [more]

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The Battle for Home: Memoir of a Syrian Architect

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The Battle for Home: Memoir of a Syrian Architect

Marwa al-Sabouni, Roger Scruton

Architecture; Individual architects & architectural firms; History of architecture; Memoirs

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Drawing on the author's personal experience of living and working as an architect in Syria, this book offers an eyewitness... [more]

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Bumper: The Life and Times of Frank 'Bumper' Farrell

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Bumper: The Life and Times of Frank 'Bumper' Farrell

Larry Writer

Biography; Autobiography: general; Police & security services

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The sprawling saga of legendary Australian cop, Bumper Farrell, the most feared and revered policeman in Australia's history.... [more]

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The Man Who Climbs Trees

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The Man Who Climbs Trees

James Aldred

Autobiography: general; Memoirs; Mathematics & Sciences; Trees, wildflowers & plants; Active outdoor pursuits; Climbing & mountaineering

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Tells the story of a professional British tree climber, cameraman and adventurer, who has made a career out of travelling... [more]

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Stalin, Vol. II: Waiting for Hitler, 1929-1941

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Stalin, Vol. II: Waiting for Hitler, 1929-1941

Stephen Kotkin

Biography: historical, political & military; History; Marxism & Communism; Political leaders & leadership; Political structures: totalitarianism & dictatorship

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Building and running a dictatorship, with power of life or death over hundreds of millions, in conditions of capitalist self-encirclement,... [more]

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Wednesdays with Bob

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Wednesdays with Bob

Derek Rielly, Bob Hawke

Biography; Biography: historical, political & military

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At 87, beloved former PM Bob Hawke reflects on a colourful life. [more]

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Paris Dreaming: What the City of Light Taught Me About Life, Love and Lipstick

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Paris Dreaming: What the City of Light Taught Me About Life, Love and Lipstick...

Katrina Lawrence

Autobiography: general; Memoirs; Travel & holiday; Travel writing

Hardback

How the City of Light gave her lessons in life: an Australian beauty journalist shares her obsession with Paris - the city... [more]

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John Curtin's War: The coming of war in the Pacific, and reinventing Australia

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John Curtin's War: The coming of war in the Pacific, and reinventing Australia...

John Edwards

Biography; Biography: historical, political & military

Hardback

<div><strong>This is the first volume in a major new biography on Curtin. His struggle for power against Joe Lyons and Bob... [more]

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Miracles Do Happen

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Miracles Do Happen

Fela Rosenbloom, Fela Rosenbloom

Biography; The Holocaust

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In 1933, a ten-year-old Jewish girl, Fela Perelman, befriended a new family that had moved into her street in Lodz, Poland.... [more]

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One Halal of a Story

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One Halal of a Story

Sam Dastyari

Biography; Memoirs; Politics & government

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As in life, Sam Dastyari's memoir is unexpected and unorthodox. This is the man who introduced Pauline Hanson to the halal... [more]

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Warren Mundine in Black and White: Race, Politics and Changing Australia

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Warren Mundine in Black and White: Race, Politics and Changing Australia...

Warren Mundine

Biography; Biography: general

Hardback

The Highly Anticipated and Revealing Memoir From One of Australia's Most Significant Indigenous Leaders [more]

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Alone: Britain, Churchill, and Dunkirk: Defeat Into Victory

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Alone: Britain, Churchill, and Dunkirk: Defeat Into Victory

Michael Korda

Memoirs; History; Second World War

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Combining epic history with rich family stories, Michael Korda chronicles the outbreak of the Second World War and the great... [more]

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The Bettencourt Affair: The World's Richest Woman and the Scandal That Rocked Paris

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The Bettencourt Affair: The World's Richest Woman and the Scandal That Rocked...

Tom Sancton

Biography: general; History; Charities, voluntary services & philanthropy; Politics & government

Hardback

Heiress to the nearly forty-billion-dollar L&rsquo;Or&eacute;al fortune, Liliane Bettencourt is the world&rsquo;s richest... [more]

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Alexei Sayle's Imaginary Sandwich Bar: Based on the Hilarious BBC Radio 4 Series

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Alexei Sayle's Imaginary Sandwich Bar: Based on the Hilarious BBC Radio...

Alexei Sayle

Film, TV & Radio; Biography; Modern & contemporary fiction (post c 1945); Humour

Hardback

Alexei Sayle reveals his true vocation: proprietor of an imaginary sandwich shop. Blending politics, comedy, philosophy and... [more]

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Jacob's Room is Full of Books: A Year of Reading

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Jacob's Room is Full of Books: A Year of Reading

Susan Hill

Memoirs; Literary companions

Hardback

When we spend so much of our time immersed in books, who's to say where reading ends and living begins? The two are impossibly... [more]

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Martin Luther: The Man Who Rediscovered God and Changed the World

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Martin Luther: The Man Who Rediscovered God and Changed the World

Eric Metaxas

Biography: religious & spiritual; European history; Early modern history: c 1450 to c 1700; Religion & beliefs; Roman Catholicism, Roman Catholic Church

Hardback

<div><strong>On All Hallow's Eve in 1517, a young monk named Martin Luther posted a document he hoped would spark an academic... [more]

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Charlatan: The Dishonest Life and Dishonoured Loves of Thomas Guthrie Carr

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Charlatan: The Dishonest Life and Dishonoured Loves of Thomas Guthrie Carr...

Catherine Jinks

Conjuring & magic; Biography; Biography: arts & entertainment; True crime; Hypnosis

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The Prince & the Assassin: Australia's First Royal Tour & Portent of World Terror

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The Prince & the Assassin: Australia's First Royal Tour & Portent of World...

Steve Harris

Biography: historical, political & military; Biography: royalty; History; Social & cultural history; Religion & politics; Political activism

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The engrossing real life story of how Queen Victoria's favourite son, Prince Alfred, undertook the most ambitious Royal tour,... [more]

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Munich 1919: Diary of a Revolution

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Munich 1919: Diary of a Revolution

Victor Klemperer

Diaries, letters & journals; History; European history; 20th century history: c 1900 to c 2000; Revolutions, uprisings, rebellions

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Munich 1919 is a vivid portrayal of the chaos that followed World War I and the collapse of the Munich Council Republic by... [more]

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