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Green Is The New Black: Inside Australia's Hardest Women's Jails

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Green Is The New Black: Inside Australia's Hardest Women's Jails

James Phelps

Biography; True crime; Prisons

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Ivan Milat, the notorious backpacker serial killer, is not the most feared person in the prison system. Nor is it Martin Bryant,... [more]

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Unmasked

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Unmasked

Turia Pitt

Biography; Autobiography: general; Management: leadership & motivation

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Whether via the numerous media reports, 60 Minutes specials, Women's Weekly cover stories or her first book, Everything To... [more]

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Mistress of Science: The Story of the Remarkable Janet Taylor, Pioneer of Sea Navigation

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Mistress of Science: The Story of the Remarkable Janet Taylor, Pioneer of...

John S. Croucher, Professor Rosalind F. Croucher

Diaries, letters & journals; Modern history to 20th century: c 1700 to c 1900; Mathematics & Sciences

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The first biography of the remarkable Janet Taylor, a nineteenth-century navigator and mathematician who left an incredible... [more]

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Looking for the Stranger: Albert Camus and the Life of a Literary Classic

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Looking for the Stranger: Albert Camus and the Life of a Literary Classic...

Alice Kaplan

Biography: literary; Literary studies: general; European history

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A biography of the novel that tells us how this poor, sickly young writer from Algeria happened to write perhaps the century's... [more]

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The Plant Messiah: Adventures in Search of the World's Rarest Species

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The Plant Messiah: Adventures in Search of the World's Rarest Species

Carlos Magdalena

Autobiography: general; Mathematics & Sciences; Popular science; Botany & plant sciences; Trees, wildflowers & plants

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Originally published: London: Viking, 2017. [more]

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The Prince Who Would Be King: The Life and Death of Henry Stuart

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The Prince Who Would Be King: The Life and Death of Henry Stuart

Sarah Fraser

Biography: historical, political & military; History; British & Irish history

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Henry Stuart's life is the last great forgotten Jacobean tale. Shadowed by the gravity of the Thirty Years' War and the huge... [more]

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Rumi's Secret: The Life of the Sufi Poet of Love

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Rumi's Secret: The Life of the Sufi Poet of Love

Brad Gooch

Biography; Biography: literary

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The ecstatic love poems of Rumi, a Persian poet and Sufi mystic born more than eight centuries ago, are beloved by millions... [more]

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In God's Hands: The Spiritual Diaries of Pope St John Paul II

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In God's Hands: The Spiritual Diaries of Pope St John Paul II

Pope John Paul, II

Autobiography: religious & spiritual; Diaries, letters & journals; Religion & beliefs; Roman Catholicism, Roman Catholic Church

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The spiritual diaries of Pope St John Paul II - published for the first time ever in English. The most intimate insight into... [more]

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Marilyn in Manhattan: Her Year of Joy

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Marilyn in Manhattan: Her Year of Joy

Elizabeth Winder

Art & design styles: from c 1960; Film, TV & Radio; Individual actors & performers; Biography: arts & entertainment; Popular culture

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Marilyn, like you've never seen her before! [more]

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Theft by Finding: Diaries: Volume One

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Theft by Finding: Diaries: Volume One

David Sedaris

Biography; Prose: non-fiction

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The diaries that are the source of David Sedaris' remarkable and bestselling autobiographical stories. 'He's like an American... [more]

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Sophie's Boys

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Sophie's Boys

Sophie Smith, Deborah FitzGerald

Biography; Memoirs

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SOPHIE'S BOYS tells the heart-wrenching and inspiring story of Sophie Smith and her family, as told to journalist Deborah... [more]

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In the Body of the World: A Memoir of Cancer and Connection

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In the Body of the World: A Memoir of Cancer and Connection

Eve Ensler

Biography; Memoirs; Oncology; Coping with illness

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A powerful, inspiring and courageous memoir of cancer and conflict, from the author of THE VAGINA MONOLOGUES. Now a critically... [more]

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Writer, Sailor, Soldier, Spy: Ernest Hemingway's Secret Adventures, 1935-1961

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Writer, Sailor, Soldier, Spy: Ernest Hemingway's Secret Adventures, 1935-1961...

Nicholas E. Reynolds

Biography; Biography: historical, political & military; Biography: literary; Espionage & secret services

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The shocking and gripping untold story of Ernest Hemingway's secret life as a spy for the OSS and NKVD before and during World... [more]

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Autobiography

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Autobiography

John Stuart Mill

Autobiography: literary; Literary studies: c 1800 to c 1900 ; Western philosophy: c 1600 to c 1900; Social & political philosophy

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J. S. Mill was the greatest British philosopher of the nineteenth century. Mill's purpose in writing his Autobiography was... [more]

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Hemingway at War: Ernest Hemingway's Adventures as a World War II Correspondent

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Hemingway at War: Ernest Hemingway's Adventures as a World War II Correspondent...

Terry Mort

Biography; Biography: literary; European history; 20th century history: c 1900 to c 2000; Second World War

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From Omaha Beach on D-Day and the French Resistance to the tragedy of Huertgen Forest and the Liberation of Paris, this is... [more]

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The Secret Barrister: Stories of the Law and How It's Broken

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The Secret Barrister: Stories of the Law and How It's Broken

The Secret Barrister

Memoirs; Legal profession: general; Criminal law & procedure

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An anonymous barrister writes a powerfully honest, provocative and moving first-hand account of life in the legal system and... [more]

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Meghan: A Hollywood Princess

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Meghan: A Hollywood Princess

Andrew Morton

Individual actors & performers; Biography; Biography: historical, political & military; Biography: royalty; Charities, voluntary services & philanthropy

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From #1 New York Times bestselling author of Diana: Her True Story and Wallis in Love, comes the inside story of Meghan Markle... [more]

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No Wall Too High: One Man's Extraordinary Escape from Mao's Infamous Labour Camps

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No Wall Too High: One Man's Extraordinary Escape from Mao's Infamous Labour...

Xu Hongci

True stories of heroism, endurance & survival; History; Prisons

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`One of the greatest escape stories I've ever read' Mail on SundayAn ordinary man's extraordinary escape from Mao's brutal... [more]

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Screw Loose

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Screw Loose

Peter Blazey

Biography; Autobiography: arts & entertainment

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First published twenty years ago by Picador, Peter Blazey's audacious, irresistible autobiography Screw Loose will be available... [more]

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My family and other animus

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My family and other animus

James Jeffrey

Biography; Press & journalism

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For the young James Jeffrey, the day his parents split was like the splitting of the atom. Life took on a seismic instability... [more]

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Bold Horizon: High-country Place, People and Story

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Bold Horizon: High-country Place, People and Story

Matthew Higgins

Biography; Social & cultural history; Walking, hiking, trekking

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What is it really like in Australia's high country?<br /><br />Matthew... [more]

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The Prisoner

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The Prisoner

Kerry Tucker

Biography; Prisons

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Kerry Tucker seemed to be a typical suburban mother of two, but she had a terrible secret- she had been stealing money from... [more]

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In the Land of Pain

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In the Land of Pain

Alphonse Daudet

Biography; Diaries, letters & journals

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Alphonse Daudet was a highly popular nineteenth-century French novelist, whose work radiated humour and good cheer. Describing... [more]

$19.99

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A Scandal in Bohemia: The Life and Death of Mollie Dean

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A Scandal in Bohemia: The Life and Death of Mollie Dean

Gideon Haigh

Biography; True crime

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As enigmatic in life as in death, Mollie Dean was a woman determined to transcend. Creatively ambitious and sexually precocious,... [more]

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In Danger: A Memoir of Family and Hope

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In Danger: A Memoir of Family and Hope

Josepha Dietrich

Biography; Medical ethics & professional conduct

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When Josepha Dietrich was 21, her mother was diagnosed with breast cancer. Four years after her mother's death, the disease... [more]

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