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Curveballs: How to Keep It Together when Life Tries to Tear You a New One

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Curveballs: How to Keep It Together when Life Tries to Tear You a New One...

Emma Markezic

Memoirs; Psychology; Coping with illness; Self-help & personal development

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Because sometimes, life is going to suck, and you're going to have to know... [more]

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Rebel Women Who Changed Australia

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Rebel Women Who Changed Australia

Susanna De Vries

Biography; True stories of heroism, endurance & survival; Gender studies: women

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Visionaries, pioneers, activists and artists - women who made a difference to Australia An updated and condensed edition... [more]

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I Miss You When I Blink: Dispatches from a Relatively Ordinary Life

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I Miss You When I Blink: Dispatches from a Relatively Ordinary Life

Mary Laura Philpott

Biography; Memoirs; Literary essays; Gender studies: women

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Spot-on observations about domestic, professional, and creative life, taking on the conflicting pressures of modern womanhood... [more]

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The Note Through the Wire: A WWII Prisoner of War, a Resistance Heroine and Their Incredible True Story

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The Note Through the Wire: A WWII Prisoner of War, a Resistance Heroine...

Doug Gold

Biography; True stories of heroism, endurance & survival; Second World War; Prisoners of war

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'An unforgettable love story set in perilous circumstances. It is a reminder that even in the most horrific times love will... [more]

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The Man Who Was Saturday: The Extraordinary Life of Airey Neave

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The Man Who Was Saturday: The Extraordinary Life of Airey Neave

Patrick Bishop

Biography: historical, political & military; History; Military history

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SOLDIER, ESCAPER, SPYMASTER, POLITICIAN - Airey Neave was assassinated in the House of Commons car park in 1979. Forty years... [more]

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The Catalogue of Shipwrecked Books: Young Columbus and the Quest for a Universal Library

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The Catalogue of Shipwrecked Books: Young Columbus and the Quest for a Universal...

Edward Wilson-Lee

Biography: historical, political & military; History; Colonialism & imperialism

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The fascinating history of Christopher Columbus's illegitimate son Hernando, guardian of his father's flame, courtier, bibliophile... [more]

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Richard III: Brother, Protector, King

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Richard III: Brother, Protector, King

Chris Skidmore

Biography: royalty; History; British & Irish history; Medieval history

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A study in power - a fresh biography of Richard III by 'one of our brightest young historians' (David Starkey) [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 offers a shocking, darkly comic and very moving journey through the legal system - and explains how... [more]

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Serving The Servant: Remembering Kurt Cobain

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Serving The Servant: Remembering Kurt Cobain

Danny Goldberg

Music; Biography: arts & entertainment

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On the twenty-fifth anniversary of Kurt Cobain's death comes a new perspective on one of the most compelling icons of our... [more]

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It's Trevor Noah: Born a Crime

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It's Trevor Noah: Born a Crime

Trevor Noah

Memoirs; Children's & Educational; Humorous stories (Children's&YA)

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A hilarious and moving coming-of-age story about growing up mixed race in apartheid South Africa, from comedian Trevor Noah... [more]

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Places and Names: On War, Revolution and Returning

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Places and Names: On War, Revolution and Returning

Elliot Ackerman

Memoirs; History; Revolutions, uprisings, rebellions; Military history: post WW2 conflicts; Armed conflict

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In a refugee camp in southern Turkey, Elliot Ackerman sits across the table from Abu Hassar, who fought for Al Qaeda in Iraq... [more]

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Beyond the Thirty-Nine Steps: A Life of John Buchan

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Beyond the Thirty-Nine Steps: A Life of John Buchan

Ursula Buchan

Films, movies & cinema; Biography; Biography: literary; Memoirs; Advocate - Biography

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John Buchan's name is known across the world for The Thirty-Nine Steps. In the past hundred years the classic thriller has... [more]

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Emperor: A New Life of Charles V

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Emperor: A New Life of Charles V

Geoffrey Parker

Biography: historical, political & military; History

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Drawing on vital new evidence, a top historian dramatically reinterprets the ruler of the world's first transatlantic empire... [more]

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Martin Buber: A Life of Faith and Dissent

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Martin Buber: A Life of Faith and Dissent

Paul Mendes-Flohr

Biography; Biography: general; Biography: religious & spiritual; Philosophy; Philosophy of religion; Judaism; Advocate - Biography

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The first major biography in English in over thirty years of the seminal modern Jewish thinker Martin Buber [more]

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Dante and the Early Astronomer: Science, Adventure, and a Victorian Woman Who Opened the Heavens

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Dante and the Early Astronomer: Science, Adventure, and a Victorian Woman...

Tracy Daugherty

Biography: science, technology & engineering; Mathematics & Sciences; History of science; Astronomy, space & time; History of engineering & technology

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Explore the evolution of astronomy from Dante to Einstein, as seen through the eyes of trailblazing Victorian astronomer Mary... [more]

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Wright and New York: The Making of America's Architect

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Wright and New York: The Making of America's Architect

Anthony Alofsin

Art & design styles: Modernist design & Bauhaus; Individual artists, art monographs; Architecture; Individual architects & architectural firms; History of architecture; Biography: arts & entertainment

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A dazzling dual portrait of Frank Lloyd Wright and early twentieth-century New York, revealing the city's role in establishing... [more]

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Elizabeth Macarthur: A Life at the Edge of the World

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Elizabeth Macarthur: A Life at the Edge of the World

Michelle Scott Tucker

Biography; Biography: general

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A groundbreaking portrait of an ordinary English gentlewoman who would go on to become one of Australia's most significant,... [more]

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Nora Heysen: A Portrait

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Nora Heysen: A Portrait

Anne-Louise Willoughby

Art & Architecture; History of Art & Design Styles; Biography: arts & entertainment

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A portraitist and a flower painter, Nora Heysen's life was defined by an all-consuming drive to draw and paint. Extensively... [more]

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The Pianist of Damascus

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The Pianist of Damascus

Aeham Ahmad

Biography; Autobiography: historical, political & military; Memoirs; Middle Eastern history; Terrorist attack; Travel writing

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A powerful, moving account of life in Damascus, and a story of how the power of music can unite people in the face conflict.<br... [more]

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'Cherry' Ingram: The Englishman Who Saved Japan's Blossoms

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'Cherry' Ingram: The Englishman Who Saved Japan's Blossoms

Naoko Abe

Biography; Biography: historical, political & military; Trees, wildflowers & plants

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a portrait of great charm and sophistication' Guardian The irresistible story of Japanese cherry blossoms, threatened by political... [more]

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Unnatural Causes: The Life and Many Deaths of Britain's Top Forensic Pathologist

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Unnatural Causes: The Life and Many Deaths of Britain's Top Forensic Pathologist...

Dr Richard Shepherd

Biography; Autobiography: science, technology & engineering; Forensic science; Medical ethics & professional conduct; Pathology; Forensic medicine

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'The dead do not hide the truth and they never lie. Through me the dead... [more]

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Tina Turner: My Love Story (Official Autobiography)

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Tina Turner: My Love Story (Official Autobiography)

Tina Turner

Music; Blues; Rock & Pop music; Individual composers & musicians, bands & groups; Autobiography: arts & entertainment

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_______________________*** The full, dramatic story of one of the most remarkable women in music history, celebrating Tina... [more]

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So Much Longing in So Little Space: The art of Edvard Munch

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So Much Longing in So Little Space: The art of Edvard Munch

Karl Ove Knausgaard

History of art & design styles: c 1800 to c 1900; History of art & design styles: from c 1900 -; Painting & paintings; Individual artists, art monographs; Biography

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In So Much Longing in So Little Space, Karl Ove Knausgaard explores the life and work of Edvard Munch. Setting out to understand... [more]

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Horizon

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Horizon

Barry Lopez

Memoirs; Society & culture: general; Travel & holiday; Travel writing

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Taking us nearly from pole to pole - from modern megacities to some of the earth's most remote regions -- and across decades... [more]

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The Resurrection of Winnie Mandela

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The Resurrection of Winnie Mandela

Sisonke Msimang

Biography; Biography: historical, political & military

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An elegant and challenging portrait of the extraordinary, glamorous, complex and brutal revolutionary, Winnie Mandela [more]

$14.99

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