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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

Paperback

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

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My Game

Ange Postecoglou

Autobiography: sport; Australian Rules football

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

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In Wartime: Stories from Ukraine

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In Wartime: Stories from Ukraine

Tim Judah

True war & combat stories; Reportage & collected journalism; History

Paperback

An account of the human side of the conflict in Ukraine which is an evocative exploration of what the second largest country... [more]

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Once Upon a Time in Russia: The Rise of the Oligarchs--A True Story of Ambition, Wealth, Betrayal, and Murder

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Once Upon a Time in Russia: The Rise of the Oligarchs--A True Story of Ambition,...

Ben Mezrich

Biography: arts & entertainment; History

Paperback

Originally published: New York: Atria Books, 2015. [more]

$29.95  $10.00

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From the Inside: Chopper  1

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From the Inside: Chopper 1

Mark Brandon Chopper Read, Mark Brandon Read

Biography; True crime

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An Underbelly: Chopper-inspired redux of the classic bio by toe cutter tough guy Mark 'Chopper' Read. [more]

$19.99

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The Emperor's Shadow: Bonaparte, Betsy and the Balcombes of St Helena

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The Emperor's Shadow: Bonaparte, Betsy and the Balcombes of St Helena

Anne Whitehead

Biography: historical, political & military; History; European history; Modern history to 20th century: c 1700 to c 1900; Napoleonic Wars

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The true story of Napoleon Bonaparte's friendship with Betsy Balcombe and her family, the only English people he ever lived... [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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Time to Be in Earnest

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Time to Be in Earnest

P. D. James

Biography; Autobiography: literary

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Part diary, part memoir, this book considers the twelve months of the author's life between her 77th and 78th birthdays, and... [more]

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Murder In Mississippi

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Murder In Mississippi

John Safran

Biography; True crime

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This is a dazzling adventure in crime, race and genre. Funny and frightening, challenging and bizarre, Safran has written... [more]

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Charlie Chaplin: A Brief Life

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Charlie Chaplin: A Brief Life

Peter Ackroyd

Film, TV & Radio; Biography: arts & entertainment

Hardback

He was the very first icon of the silver screen, and is one of the most recognisable faces in Hollywood, even a hundred years... [more]

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Maeve's Times: In Her Own Words

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Maeve's Times: In Her Own Words

Maeve Binchy

Biography; Biography: general

Hardback

Selected essays as published in The Irish times over fifty years. [more]

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Eichmann Before Jerusalem: The Unexamined Life of a Mass Murderer

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Eichmann Before Jerusalem: The Unexamined Life of a Mass Murderer

Bettina Stangneth

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

Hardback

A total re-assessment of the life of Adolf Eichmann that reveals his activities and notoriety amongst a global network of... [more]

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Little Demon in the City of Light: A True Story of Murder and Mesmerism in Belle Epoque Paris

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Little Demon in the City of Light: A True Story of Murder and Mesmerism...

Steven Levingston

Biography; True crime; European history; History: specific events & topics; Hypnosis

Hardback

A delicious account of a murder most gallic think  CSI Paris  meets Georges Simenon whose lurid combination of sex, brutality,... [more]

$42.95  $15.00

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David Mamet: A Life in the Theatre

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David Mamet: A Life in the Theatre

Ira B. Nadel

Theatre: individual actors & directors; Theatre direction & production; Film, TV & Radio; Biography: arts & entertainment

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This comprehensive biography uses extensive theater and film archives to reveal Mamet's ideas on writing, acting, and directing,... [more]

$47.95  $15.00

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Spanish Gold: Captain Woodes Rogers and the Pirates of the Caribbean

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Spanish Gold: Captain Woodes Rogers and the Pirates of the Caribbean

David Cordingly

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

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The amazing true story of Blackbeard, Calico Jack and all the other pirates of the Caribbean and Captain Woodes Rogers, the... [more]

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Samuel Johnson: A Life

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Samuel Johnson: A Life

David Nokes

Biography; Biography: literary

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Thrown out of Oxford for a lack of funds, he rose to celebrity: author of the Dictionary, a friend to the king, companion... [more]

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The Queen Mother: The Official Biography

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The Queen Mother: The Official Biography

William Shawcross

Biography; Biography: historical, political & military; Biography: royalty

Hardback

The author of Deliver Us from Evil now presents the official and definitive biography of Queen Elizabeth the Queen Mother:... [more]

$59.95  $15.00

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Perfect Hostage: A Life of Aung San Suu Kyi, Burma's Prisoner of Conscience

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Perfect Hostage: A Life of Aung San Suu Kyi, Burma's Prisoner of Conscience...

Justin Wintle

Biography; Biography: historical, political & military; Politics & government

Paperback

A biography of Aung San Suu Kyi, one of the world's most renowned freedom fighters and advocates of nonviolence, and the figurehead... [more]

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In God's Name

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In God's Name

David A. Yallop

True crime; Religion & beliefs; Roman Catholicism, Roman Catholic Church

Paperback

The revised new edition of the searing investigation into the murder of Pope John Paul I that has sold over 6 million copies.... [more]

$30.95  $10.00

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Shakespeare the Player

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Shakespeare the Player

John Southworth

Biography: historical, political & military; Shakespeare studies & criticism

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Shakespeare the Player overturns traditional images of the Bard, arguing that Shakespeare cannot be separated from his profession... [more]

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Henrietta Maria: Charles I's Indomitable Queen

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Henrietta Maria: Charles I's Indomitable Queen

Alison Plowden

Biography: historical, political & military; Biography: royalty; History; British & Irish history; Early modern history: c 1450 to c 1700; Genealogy, heraldry, names & honours

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This biography tells the story of the passionate and courageous wife of Charles I, the difficulties of the union between Protestant... [more]

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Autobiography of a Yogi: Reprint of the Philosophical Library 1946 First Edition

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Autobiography of a Yogi: Reprint of the Philosophical Library 1946 First...

Paramahansa Yogananda

Autobiography: general; Religion & beliefs

Paperback

This is a new edition, featuring previously unavailable material, of a true spiritual classic, Autobiography of a Yogi, one... [more]

$34.99

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Wrestling with His Angel: The Political Life of Abraham Lincoln Vol. II, 1849-1856

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Wrestling with His Angel: The Political Life of Abraham Lincoln Vol. II,...

Sidney Blumenthal

Biography: historical, political & military; History; History of the Americas; American Civil War; Political leaders & leadership

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Volume II of Sidney Blumenthal's acclaimed, landmark biography, The Political Life of Abraham Lincoln. [more]

$33.95

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Accidental Death?: When Things May Not be as They Seem

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Accidental Death?: When Things May Not be as They Seem

Robin Bowles

Biography; True stories; True crime; Crime Chronicle - True Crime

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`Winning or losing in the justice game largely depends on who has the best players on their team and who can tell the best... [more]

$35.00

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Whatever Happened to Margo?

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Whatever Happened to Margo?

Margaret Durrell

Biography; Memoirs; School governors & school boards

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An account of the author's personal experiences as a landlady in post-war Bournemouth, written over 30 years ago and discovered... [more]

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