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A Woman's Work

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A Woman's Work

Harriet Harman

Biography; Memoirs; Feminism & feminist theory; Socialism & left-of-centre democratic ideologies; Central government policies

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GUARDIAN AND NEW STATESMAN BOOKS OF THE YEAR 2017**Winner of best memoir at the Parliamentary Book Awards**Now with a new... [more]

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The Last Snake Man: The Remarkable True-Life Story of an Aussie Legend and a Century of Snake Shows

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The Last Snake Man: The Remarkable True-Life Story of an Aussie Legend and...

John Cann

Biography; Autobiography: general; Reptiles & amphibians as pets; Olympic games; Rugby League; Boxing; Advocate - Australian Biography

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Every Sunday for almost a century John Cann's family ran the famous snake show in a pit at La Perouse - an area once alive... [more]

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The Flying Kangaroo: Great Untold Stories of Qantas... The Heroic, the Hilarious and the Sometimes Just Plain Strange

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The Flying Kangaroo: Great Untold Stories of Qantas... The Heroic, the Hilarious...

Jim Eames

True stories; History; Social & cultural history; Aerospace & air transport industries; Aviation skills & piloting; Advocate - History

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Everyone who has ever flown will enjoy The Flying Kangaroo. These are stories of passion and dedication, of risk and resilience,... [more]

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I Let Him Go

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I Let Him Go

Denise Fergus

Biography; Memoirs; Advocate - Biography

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A truly inspiring and heart-breaking book from the mother of little James Bulger, whose murder by two young boys shocked the... [more]

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Brave

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Brave

Rose McGowan

Biography; Memoirs; True stories of heroism, endurance & survival

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My life, as you will read, has taken me from one cult to another. BRAVE is the story of how I fought my way out of these cults... [more]

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A Hope More Powerful than the Sea

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A Hope More Powerful than the Sea

Melissa Fleming

Biography; True stories of heroism, endurance & survival; Refugees & political asylum

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A young refugee's story of terror, love and survival [more]

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The Anatomy Of Evil

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The Anatomy Of Evil

Michael H. Stone

True stories; Psychology

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In this groundbreaking book, renowned psychiatrist Michael H. Stone explores the concept and reality of evil from a new perspective.... [more]

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Charles: The Misunderstood Prince

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Charles: The Misunderstood Prince

Sally Bedell Smith

Biography; Biography: royalty

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The text of this Large Print edition is unabridged. Other aspects of the book may vary from the original edition. [more]

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Romantically Challenged

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Romantically Challenged

Sami Lukis

Biography; Memoirs; Dating, relationships, living together & marriage

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Despite her best efforts (and the fact that she was once voted ‘TV’s most spankable personality’), Sami... [more]

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The Interesting Narrative

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The Interesting Narrative

Olaudah Equiano

Autobiography: historical, political & military; True stories: discovery, historical & scientific; Slavery & abolition of slavery

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The Interesting Narrative is a first-hand account of the horrors of slavery, published on the eve of the British abolition... [more]

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Casanova: The World of a Seductive Genius

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Casanova: The World of a Seductive Genius

Laurence Bergreen

Biography; Biography: historical, political & military; Biography: literary; Modern history to 20th century: c 1700 to c 1900

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The remarkable story of Giacomo Casanova (1725-1798), an impoverished abandoned boy who became the notorious libertine, famous... [more]

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Murder, Interrupted: (Murder Is Forever: Volume 1)

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Murder, Interrupted: (Murder Is Forever: Volume 1)

James Patterson

Biography; True crime

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Two true-crime cases from the hit TV series Murder is ForeverMURDER, INTERRUPTED. But when the bullet misses the mark, Billie... [more]

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The Age of Caesar: Five Roman Lives

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The Age of Caesar: Five Roman Lives

Plutarch

Biography: historical, political & military; Prose: non-fiction

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An outstanding new edition of Plutarch, the inventor of biography, focused on five lives that remade the Roman world. [more]

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Chinese Whispers: In Search of Ivy

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Chinese Whispers: In Search of Ivy

Alison Choy Flannigan

Biography; Biography: general; Asian history; Australasian & Pacific history; Black & Asian studies

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In Search of Ivy uncovers the fascinating story of the Lai family's immigration from China to Australia and their interaction... [more]

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Forty Autumns: A family's story of courage and survival on both sides of the Berlin Wall

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Forty Autumns: A family's story of courage and survival on both sides of...

Nina Willner

Biography; Memoirs

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An incredible memoir about a family divided by the Berlin Wall that will appeal to readers of Stasiland and fans of The Lives... [more]

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Tragic Shores: A Memoir of Dark Travel

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Tragic Shores: A Memoir of Dark Travel

Thomas Cook

Memoirs; Travel & holiday; Travel writing

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A memoir of a lifetime's travel to some of the darkest places on earth: a first work of non-fiction from this much-admired... [more]

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Travelling Light: Journeys Among Special People and Places

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Travelling Light: Journeys Among Special People and Places

Alastair Sawday

Memoirs; Travel & holiday; Travel writing

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A charming and beautifully written account of the pleasures of slow travel - for readers of Patrick Leigh Fermor, Colin Thubron... [more]

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Jack the Ripper: Case Closed

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Jack the Ripper: Case Closed

Gyles Brandreth

Biography; Crime & mystery; Thriller & suspense

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Case Closed is Arthur Conan Doyle's account of the events of 1894, the year of the return of Jack the Ripper. Based on Oscar... [more]

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Enemies Within: Communists, the Cambridge Spies and the Making of Modern Britain

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Enemies Within: Communists, the Cambridge Spies and the Making of Modern...

Richard Davenport-Hines

Biography: historical, political & military; History; Military history: post WW2 conflicts; Espionage & secret services

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What pushed Blunt, Burgess, Cairncross, Maclean and Philby into Soviet hands? With access to recently released... [more]

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The Good Mothers: The True Story of the Women Who Took on the World's Most Powerful Mafia

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The Good Mothers: The True Story of the Women Who Took on the World's Most...

Alex Perry

Biography; True crime; Organised crime

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You are born into it or marry in. Loyalty is absolute, bloodshed revered and you kill or go to your grave before betraying... [more]

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The Wife's Tale: A Personal History

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The Wife's Tale: A Personal History

Aida Edemariam

Biography: general; History; African history; 20th century history: c 1900 to c 2000

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The extraordinary story of an indomitable 95-year-old woman - and of the most extraordinary century in Ethiopia's history.... [more]

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Great Australian World War II Stories

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Great Australian World War II Stories

John Gatfield

Memoirs; History

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True stories of Aussie courage and mateship during World War II From the annals of the RSL come these riveting true stories,... [more]

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One Life One Chance

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One Life One Chance

Luke Richmond

Biography; Travel & holiday

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Born to nomadic parents and humble beginnings, Luke Richmond grew up running wild and free in the Australian outback. After... [more]

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Skin in the Game: The pleasure and pain of telling true stories

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Skin in the Game: The pleasure and pain of telling true stories

Sonya Voumard

Biography; Prose: non-fiction

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Stella Prize long-listed author Sonya Voumard's Skin in the Game is original, incisive and hugely entertaining.<br /><br... [more]

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Working Mums: Stories From Real Women On How They Manage Children, Work And Life

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Working Mums: Stories From Real Women On How They Manage Children, Work...

Louise Correcha, Danielle Ross Walls

Biography; Health & Self-Help

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Compiled by two Australian mums to help support other parents, Working Mums: Stories by real women on how they manage children,... [more]

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