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Women's Work: A personal reckoning with labour, motherhood, and privilege

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Women's Work: A personal reckoning with labour, motherhood, and privilege...

Megan Stack

Biography; Memoirs; Gender studies: women; Home nursing & caring; Child care & upbringing

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After her first book was published to acclaim, journalist Megan K. Stack got pregnant and quit her job to write. She pictured... [more]

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Berlioz: Servitude and Greatness 1832-1869

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Berlioz: Servitude and Greatness 1832-1869

David Cairns

Music; Romantic music (c 1830 to c 1900); Individual composers & musicians, bands & groups; Biography: arts & entertainment

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Berlioz was one of the towering figures of Romanticism- not only was he a great and revolutionary composer, but also the finest... [more]

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Berlioz: The Making of an Artist 1803-1832

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Berlioz: The Making of an Artist 1803-1832

David Cairns

Music; Classical music (c 1750 to c 1830); Romantic music (c 1830 to c 1900); Individual composers & musicians, bands & groups; Biography: arts & entertainment

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Describes the composer Berlioz's early life and career until the celebrated performance of Symphonie Fantastique in 1832.... [more]

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Tunnel Vision

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Tunnel Vision

Kevin Breathnach

Photography & photographs; Biography; Memoirs; Literary essays; Literature: history & criticism

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Whether dissecting European architecture's obsession with historical loss, or the male gaze in photographer Andre Kertesz's... [more]

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A Line in the River: Khartoum, City of Memory

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A Line in the River: Khartoum, City of Memory

Jamal Mahjoub

Memoirs; Prose: non-fiction; Politics & government; Travel & holiday

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'A travelogue and memoir to rank alongside anything by Chatwin or Thubron' Jim Crace 'A most absorbing and rewarding book'... [more]

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The Solace of Open Spaces

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The Solace of Open Spaces

Gretel Ehrlich

Biography: general; Memoirs; The countryside, country life; Farm & working animals; Travel & holiday

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A stunning classic memoir set in the American West, Ehrlich's account of living in Wyoming includes sheep herding alone across... [more]

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The Moth Presents: Occasional Magic: 50 True Stories of Defying the Impossible

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The Moth Presents: Occasional Magic: 50 True Stories of Defying the Impossible...

The Moth

Biography; Memoirs; True stories; Anthologies (non-poetry)

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Before television and radio, people would gather on porches, on the steps outside their homes, and tell stories. Their bewitched... [more]

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Granta 147: 40th-Birthday Special

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Granta 147: 40th-Birthday Special

Sigrid Rausing

The Arts: General & Reference; Memoirs; Anthologies (non-poetry); Fiction & Literature; Modern & contemporary fiction (post c 1945)

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It's 1979. The Soviet Union invades Afghanistan, China introduces its one-child policy, Margaret Thatcher is elected as Prime... [more]

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Alice to Prague: The Charming True Story of an Outback Girl Who Finds Adventure - and Love - on the Other Side of the World

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Alice to Prague: The Charming True Story of an Outback Girl Who Finds Adventure...

Tanya Heaslip

Biography; Memoirs; Travel writing

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'I loved it! I laughed and cried and it was very hard to put down.' Fleur McDonald, bestselling author of Where the River... [more]

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I Used to be a Miserable F*ck: An everyman's guide to a meaningful life

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I Used to be a Miserable F*ck: An everyman's guide to a meaningful life...

John Kim

Biography; Memoirs; Popular psychology

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Men are not born men - and becoming a man means a hell of a lot more than getting a six pack and an office with a view. Sometimes... [more]

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The Last Stone

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The Last Stone

Mark Bowden

Biography; True crime

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From master of narrative journalism (New York Times) and #1 bestselling author Mark Bowden, comes a gripping true crime... [more]

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Autumn Light: Japan's Season of Fire and Farewells

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Autumn Light: Japan's Season of Fire and Farewells

Pico Iyer

Memoirs; Prose: non-fiction; Travel & holiday; Travel writing

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For decades now, Pico Iyer has been based for much of the year in Nara, Japan, where he and his Japanese wife, Hiroko, share... [more]

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Figures in a Landscape: People and Places

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Figures in a Landscape: People and Places

Paul Theroux

Memoirs; Literary essays; Travel writing

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A delectable collection of Theroux's recent writing on great places, people, and prose. [more]

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The Lost Girls

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The Lost Girls

Ava Benny-Morrison

Biography; True crime

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The chilling true story of the heinous murder of Karlie Pearce-Stevenson and daughter Khandalyce and how the case was cracked.<br... [more]

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The Killer Across the Table

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The Killer Across the Table

John Douglas, Mark Olshaker

Biography; Autobiography: general; True crime

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`John Douglas is the FBI's pioneer and master of investigative profiling, and one of the most exciting figures in law enforcement... [more]

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Always Look on the Bright Side of Life: A Sortabiography

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Always Look on the Bright Side of Life: A Sortabiography

Eric Idle

Biography; Autobiography: arts & entertainment; Humour

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From the ingenious comic performer, founding member of Monty Python, and creator of Spamalot, comes an absurdly funny memoir... [more]

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Reasonable Doubt: Spies Police and the Croatian Six

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Reasonable Doubt: Spies Police and the Croatian Six

Hamish McDonald

Biography; True crime

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Did an unreformed police force, inept politicians, scheming security men and mutually back-slapping judges lead to Australia's... [more]

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Winning for Women: A Personal Story

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Winning for Women: A Personal Story

Iola Mathews

Biography; Autobiography: historical, political & military; Advocate - Australian Biography

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What was it like to be involved in the heady days of `second wave' feminism in Australia, when the role of women at home... [more]

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Every morning, so far, I'm alive: A memoir

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Every morning, so far, I'm alive: A memoir

Wendy Parkins

Memoirs; Psychology; Coping with anxiety & phobias

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This memoir charts the author's breakdown after migrating from New Zealand to England: what begins as homesickness and career... [more]

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Elegy for Emily: A Verse Biography of Emily Remler 1957-1990

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Elegy for Emily: A Verse Biography of Emily Remler 1957-1990

Geoff Page

Individual actors & performers; Biography: arts & entertainment; Poetry; Poetry by individual poets

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The short but remarkable career of American jazz guitarist, Emily Remler (1957-1990), ended with her death, amid still-disputed... [more]

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Things Nobody Knows But Me

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Things Nobody Knows But Me

Amra Pajalic

Biography; Memoirs

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When she is four years old Amra Pajalic realises that her mother is different. Fatima is loving but sometimes hears strange... [more]

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My Story

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My Story

Julia Gillard

Biography; Autobiography: historical, political & military; Feminism & feminist theory; Politics & government; International relations

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`I was prime minister for three years and three days. Here we see what lay behind the resilience and dignified courage Gillard... [more]

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From Scratch: A Memoir of Love, Sicily, and Finding Home

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From Scratch: A Memoir of Love, Sicily, and Finding Home

Tembi Locke

Biography; Memoirs; Travel writing

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A REESE WITHERSPOON x HELLO SUNSHINE BOOK CLUB PICK A poignant and transporting cross-cultural love story set against the... [more]

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The Jones Family Food Roster: How community, family and faith helped one woman thrive in the face of cancer

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The Jones Family Food Roster: How community, family and faith helped one...

Alison Jones

Biography; Memoirs; Oncology; Coping with illness; Family & relationships

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When Alison, a mother of five school aged children, is diagnosed with a rare and incurable cancer she is initially overwhelmed.... [more]

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Acute Misfortune: The Life and Death of Adam Cullen

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Acute Misfortune: The Life and Death of Adam Cullen

Erik Jensen

Individual artists, art monographs; Biography; Biography: arts & entertainment; Memoirs

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An unflinching portrait of talent and addiction. In 2008 the artist Adam Cullen invited journalist Erik Jensen to stay in... [more]

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