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Dear Hong Kong: An Elegy For A City: Penguin Specials

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Dear Hong Kong: An Elegy For A City: Penguin Specials

Xu Xi

Memoirs; History; Asian history; Postwar 20th century history, from c 1945 to c 2000

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Xu Xi's body of work witnesses her turbulent love affair with her home-city of Hong Kong. In this probing memoir, she unravels... [more]

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Forensics and Police Through Time

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Forensics and Police Through Time

Louise Steding

Biography

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The Girl Who Escaped ISIS: Farida's Story

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The Girl Who Escaped ISIS: Farida's Story

Farida Khalaf, Andrea C. Hoffmann

Biography; Memoirs; True stories of heroism, endurance & survival; Middle Eastern history; Religion & politics; Islam

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August 2014, Farida Khalaf was just a normal Yazidi girl, living in northern Iraq. Then her village was attacked by ISIS fighters... [more]

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David Bowie: A Life

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David Bowie: A Life

Dylan Jones

Music; Rock & Pop music; Biography: arts & entertainment

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Dylan Jones's engrossing, magisterial biography of David Bowie is unlike any Bowie story ever written. [more]

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Dylan Thomas: The Collected Letters Volume 1: 1931-1939

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Dylan Thomas: The Collected Letters Volume 1: 1931-1939

Dylan Thomas

Biography; Biography: literary; Diaries, letters & journals; Literary studies: from c 1900 -; Literary studies: poetry & poets

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The first volume of the definitive collection of Dylan Thomas's letters. [more]

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Dylan Thomas: The Collected Letters Volume 2: 1939-1953

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Dylan Thomas: The Collected Letters Volume 2: 1939-1953

Dylan Thomas

Biography; Biography: literary; Diaries, letters & journals; Literary studies: from c 1900 -; Literary studies: poetry & poets

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The second volume of the definitive collection of Dylan Thomas's letters. [more]

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Who Killed Dr Bogle and Mrs Chandler?

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Who Killed Dr Bogle and Mrs Chandler?

Peter Butt

Biography; Crime Chronicle - True Crime

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New Year’s Day, 1963. The discovery of the bodies of a brilliant physicist and the wife of his colleague, in a riverside... [more]

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Unmaking a Murder: The Mysterious Death of Anna-Jane Cheney

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Unmaking a Murder: The Mysterious Death of Anna-Jane Cheney

Graham Archer

Biography; True crime; Crime Chronicle - True Crime

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An investigation into an intriguing murder case and an unprecedented account of how the decisions made by organs of government... [more]

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Bush Doctors: 16 Remarkable Doctors from Rural and Remote Australia

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Bush Doctors: 16 Remarkable Doctors from Rural and Remote Australia

Annabelle Brayley

True stories of heroism, endurance & survival; History

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Imagine yourself critically injured or seriously ill in the middle of nowhere. You’d be hoping like hell there was a... [more]

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Gangland Oz: Yesterday, Today and Tomorrow

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Gangland Oz: Yesterday, Today and Tomorrow

Susanna Lobez, James Morton

Biography; True crime; Crime & criminology; Organised crime; Crime Chronicle - True Crime

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Gangland Australia details the exploits of an unforgettable cast of villains, crooks and mobsters who have made up the criminal... [more]

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Win or Learn: MMA, Conor McGregor and Me: A Trainer's Journey

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Win or Learn: MMA, Conor McGregor and Me: A Trainer's Journey

John Kavanagh

Autobiography: sport; Sports training & coaching; Boxing

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Growing up in Dublin, John Kavanagh was a skinny kid who was frequently bullied. After suffering a bad beating when he intervened... [more]

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Living With A Dead Language: My Romance with Latin

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Living With A Dead Language: My Romance with Latin

Ann Patty

Biography; Memoirs; Language learning: specific skills; Adult education, continuous learning

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After thirty-five years as a book editor in New York City, Ann Patty stopped working and moved to the country. Bored, aimless,... [more]

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The Last Australian Childhood

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The Last Australian Childhood

Kevin Moloney

Biography; Memoirs; Advocate - Australian Biography

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The Last Australian Childhood, written by Kevin Moloney, is a collection of 40 vignettes written in the different voices of... [more]

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Every Third Thought: On life, death and the endgame

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Every Third Thought: On life, death and the endgame

Robert McCrum

Biography; Memoirs; Coping with old age; Coping with death & bereavement

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In 1995, at the age of forty two, Robert McCrum suffered a dramatic and near-fatal stroke, the subject of his acclaimed memoir... [more]

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Spies in the Family: An American Spymaster, His Russian Crown Jewel, and the Friendship That Helped End the Cold War

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Spies in the Family: An American Spymaster, His Russian Crown Jewel, and...

Eva Dillon

Biography; The Cold War; Espionage & secret services

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The true story of two spies and their families on opposite sides of the Cold War, told from the first-person perspective of... [more]

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No Going Back: A desperate mother's last-ditch plan to escape from Turkey with her son

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No Going Back: A desperate mother's last-ditch plan to escape from Turkey...

Lisa Kennedy

Biography; Memoirs; Separation & divorce

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During a routine family holiday to her husband’s homeland of Turkey, Lisa Kennedy was suddenly told their marriage was... [more]

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The Book of Emma Reyes: A Memoir in Correspondence

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The Book of Emma Reyes: A Memoir in Correspondence

Emma Reyes

Individual artists, art monographs; Biography; Autobiography: literary; Diaries, letters & journals; Memoirs

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The extraordinary, posthumously published memoir in letters of a Colombian artist whose writing was championed by Gabriel... [more]

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Venom: The Heroic Search for Australia's Deadliest Snake

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Venom: The Heroic Search for Australia's Deadliest Snake

Brendan James

True stories: discovery, historical & scientific; Mathematics & Sciences; Wildlife: reptiles & amphibians

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This historic search for Australia’s deadliest snake. By one of Australia’s best and brightest young authors,... [more]

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Wish You Were Here: She Went Looking for Herself and Found Love Instead

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Wish You Were Here: She Went Looking for Herself and Found Love Instead...

Sheridan Jobbins

Biography; Memoirs

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Raw, sharply funny and heartfelt, Wish You Were Here is a girl's own adventure with bite, a hilarious rollercoaster ride that... [more]

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The Billionaires Club: The Unstoppable Rise of Football's Super-rich Owners

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The Billionaires Club: The Unstoppable Rise of Football's Super-rich Owners...

James Montague

Biography: business & industry; Sport & leisure industries; Football (Soccer, Association football)

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Frequently perceived as a characteristic of modern culture, the phenomenon of celebrity has much older roots. In this illuminating... [more]

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A Short Life of Pushkin

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A Short Life of Pushkin

Robert Chandler

Biography: literary; Literary studies: poetry & poets; Literary studies: plays & playwrights; Literary studies: fiction, novelists & prose writers

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In Robert Chandler's exquisite biography, literary giant Alexander Pushkin, lauded as the Russian Shakespeare, is examined... [more]

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The Art of Cycling

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The Art of Cycling

Cadel Evans

Autobiography: sport; Cycling

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The bestselling autobiography of a cycling legend and winner of the 2011 Tour de France On the afternoon of Sunday, the first... [more]

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Nick Cave: Mercy on Me

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Nick Cave: Mercy on Me

Reinhard Kleist

Individual actors & performers; Music; Individual composers & musicians, bands & groups; Biography: arts & entertainment

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An enthralling portrait of an intense, uncompromising and hypnotic artist [more]

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Laid Bare

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Laid Bare

Jesse Fink

Biography; Memoirs

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A memoir of divorce, dating and other disconnections [more]

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Emergencies Only: An Australian Nurse's Journey Through Natural Disasters, Extreme Poverty, Civil Wars and General Chaos

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Emergencies Only: An Australian Nurse's Journey Through Natural Disasters,...

Amanda McClelland

Biography; Memoirs; Nursing

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In 2015, Amanda McClelland was awarded the Florence Nightingale Medal, in recognition of an extraordinary career dedicated... [more]

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