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Father Figures

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Father Figures

Paul Connolly

Biography; Biography: general

Paperback

In Father Figures, twenty of Australia's brightest and funniest writers share the joys, hazards and mysteries of fatherhood... [more]

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On the Wagon

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On the Wagon

Lennox Nicholson

Memoirs; Coping with drug & alcohol abuse; Travel & holiday; Expeditions

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On the Wagon is a young recovering alcoholic’s quest to find the true meaning of freedom by following the route of Jack... [more]

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Dennis Lillee

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Dennis Lillee

Dennis Lillee

Biography: sport; Autobiography: sport; Cricket

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This book provides insight into the fast-paced life of one of the country's most celebrated sportsmen through photos of D.K.'s... [more]

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Reading With Patrick: A Teacher, a Student and the Life-Changing Power of Books

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Reading With Patrick: A Teacher, a Student and the Life-Changing Power of...

Michelle Kuo

Biography; Memoirs; Literacy; Education

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The true story of a teacher, a boy who lost his way and the redemptive power of books [more]

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Bush

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Bush

Jean Edward Smith

Biography: historical, political & military; History; History of the Americas; 21st century history: from c 2000 -; Politics & government; Political leaders & leadership

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Presidential biographer Jean Edward Smith offers a ... biography of George W. Bush, showing how he ignored his advisors to... [more]

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I Fought at Dunkirk: Seven Veterans Remember Their Fight For Salvation

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I Fought at Dunkirk: Seven Veterans Remember Their Fight For Salvation

Mike Rossiter

Autobiography: historical, political & military; History; 20th century history: c 1900 to c 2000; Second World War

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When Britain declared war against Germany in September 1939, thousands of young men sailed across the English Channel to fight... [more]

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Birds, Beasts and Relatives

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Birds, Beasts and Relatives

Gerald Durrell

Memoirs; The natural world, country life & pets; Travel & holiday

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The follow up to My Family and Other Animals and the second book in The Corfu Trilogy, the beloved books that inspired ITV's... [more]

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The Merchant of Prato: Daily Life in a Medieval Italian City

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The Merchant of Prato: Daily Life in a Medieval Italian City

Iris Origo

Biography: historical, political & military; History; European history; Medieval history; Social & cultural history

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This extraordinary re-creation of the life of a medieval Italian merchant, Francesco di Marco Datini, is one of the greatest... [more]

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Turner: The Extraordinary Life and Momentous Times of J. M. W. Turner

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Turner: The Extraordinary Life and Momentous Times of J. M. W. Turner

Franny Moyle

Art & Architecture; Art & design styles: Romanticism; Watercolours; Erotic art; Animals & nature in art (still life, landscapes & seascapes); Biography: arts & entertainment

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J M W Turner is Britain's most famous landscape painter. Yet beyond his artistic achievements, little is known of the man... [more]

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Outlandish Knight: The Byzantine Life of Steven Runciman

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Outlandish Knight: The Byzantine Life of Steven Runciman

Minoo Dinshaw

Biography; Biography: historical, political & military; Historiography

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In his enormously long life (he was born in 1903 and died in 2000), Steven Runciman managed not just to be a great historian... [more]

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The Contender: Richard Nixon, the Congress Years, 1946-1952

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The Contender: Richard Nixon, the Congress Years, 1946-1952

Irwin F. Gellman

Biography: historical, political & military; History; Constitution: government & the state; Central government

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The definitive account of Richard Nixon's congressional career, back in print with a new preface [more]

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The Recovery Letters: Addressed to People Experiencing Depression

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The Recovery Letters: Addressed to People Experiencing Depression

Tom Couser

Diaries, letters & journals; Health & Self-Help; Coping with illness; Coping with stress

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An anthology of inspirational, heartfelt letters written by people who have recovered or are recovering from depression and... [more]

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Donald Trump: The Making of a World View

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Donald Trump: The Making of a World View

Brendan Simms, Charlie Laderman

Biography: historical, political & military; History; History of the Americas; Political leaders & leadership; Diplomacy

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Essential account of the making of Donald Trump's foreign policy [more]

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Driftwood: Escape and Survival Through Art

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Driftwood: Escape and Survival Through Art

Eva de Jong-Duldig

Biography

Paperback

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Gonzo Girl

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Gonzo Girl

Cheryl Della Pietra

Biography; Modern & contemporary fiction (post c 1945)

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The road to hell is paved with good intentions... tequila, guns and cocaine.Inspired by the author's time with Hunter S. Thompson,... [more]

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The Word Detective: A Life in Words: From Serendipity to Selfie

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The Word Detective: A Life in Words: From Serendipity to Selfie

John Simpson

Biography; Memoirs; Language: history & general works; Lexicography

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The story of words, cultures, the OED and John Simpson, a word detective with thirty-seven years of dictionary experience... [more]

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Odyssey of Echo Company

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Odyssey of Echo Company

Doug Stanton

True war & combat stories; History; Vietnam War; War & defence operations; Military veterans

Hardback

Synopsis coming soon....... [more]

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Affirming: Letters 1975-1997

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Affirming: Letters 1975-1997

Isaiah Berlin

Biography; Literary essays; Western philosophy, from c 1900 -; Social & political philosophy

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Scrutinising the leading politicians of the day, including Reagan, Thatcher and Gorbachev, this book draws illuminating sketches... [more]

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Riot Days

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Riot Days

Maria Alyokhina

Punk, New Wave & Indie; Biography; Autobiography: historical, political & military; Memoirs; Feminism & feminist theory; Demonstrations & protest movements; Advocate - Biography

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From activist, Pussy Riot member and freedom fighter Maria Alyokhina,  a raw, hallucinatory, passionate account of her... [more]

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The Curious World of Samuel Pepys and John Evelyn

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The Curious World of Samuel Pepys and John Evelyn

Margaret Willes

Biography: literary; History; Modern history to 20th century: c 1700 to c 1900

Hardback

An intimate portrait of two pivotal Restoration figures during one of the most dramatic periods of English history [more]

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Donald Horne: Selected Writings

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Donald Horne: Selected Writings

Donald Horne, Nick Horne

Biography; Biography: literary; Prose: non-fiction; Social & cultural history

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Donald Horne was one of Australia's leading thinkers for close to fifty years, and probably the best Australian non-fiction... [more]

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The Memory of Music

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The Memory of Music

Andrew Ford

Music; Theory of music & musicology; Individual composers & musicians, bands & groups; Autobiography: arts & entertainment; Psychology: emotions

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Being Here: The Life of Paula Modersohn-Becker

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Being Here: The Life of Paula Modersohn-Becker

Marie Darrieussecq

Art & design styles: Expressionism; Biography; Biography: arts & entertainment

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Born in Germany in 1876, Paula Modersohn-Becker was the first female artist to paint herself not only naked but pregnant.... [more]

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Dying: A Memoir

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Dying: A Memoir

Cory Taylor

Biography; Memoirs; Sociology: death & dying

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A deeply affecting meditation on dying and a wise tribute to life [more]

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Sons of God

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Sons of God

Heath O'Loughlin

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

Paperback

This is the never-before-told story of Australia's first special weapons and tactics (SWAT) team, an elite band of commando... [more]

$34.99

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