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Zoffany's Daughter: Love and Treachery on a Small Island

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Zoffany's Daughter: Love and Treachery on a Small Island

Stephen Foster

Biography; True stories; Historiography

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A book about child custody, patriarchy, and finding truth in the past. [more]

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David: The Divided Heart

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David: The Divided Heart

David Wolpe

Biography: religious & spiritual; Religion & beliefs

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A reexamination of the biblical David, legendary warrior, poet, and king, by one of America's most respected rabbis [more]

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Citizen Clem: A Biography of Attlee: Winner of the Orwell Prize

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Citizen Clem: A Biography of Attlee: Winner of the Orwell Prize

John Bew

Biography; Biography: historical, political & military; Political leaders & leadership

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The Orwell Prize-winning biography of Clement Attlee, a landmark contribution to the political dialogue by the 'outstanding... [more]

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The Odditorium: The tricksters, eccentrics, deviants and inventors whose obsessions changed the world

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The Odditorium: The tricksters, eccentrics, deviants and inventors whose...

David Bramwell, Jo Keeling

Biography; General & world history; Humour; Gift books

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Step into a world of gloriously unpredictable characters such as Ivor Cutler, Quentin Crisp, Joe Orton, Reginald Bray, Ken... [more]

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The Best of A. A. Gill

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The Best of A. A. Gill

Adrian Gill

Biography; Reportage & collected journalism; Literary studies: fiction, novelists & prose writers; Travel writing

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A selection of the very best writing by A. A. Gill, 'by miles the most brilliant journalist of our age' (Lynn Barber). [more]

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Titans of History: The Giants Who Made Our World

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Titans of History: The Giants Who Made Our World

Simon Sebag Montefiore

Biography: historical, political & military; History; General & world history

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The history of the world told through the entertaining, horrifying and inspiring characters that everyone should know [more]

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The Last Girl: My Story of Captivity and My Fight Against the Islamic State

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The Last Girl: My Story of Captivity and My Fight Against the Islamic State...

Nadia Murad, Jenna Krajeski

Biography; Memoirs

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`Telling my story of first, surviving genocide and then, as a captive of ISIS is not easy, but people must know.' The remarkable... [more]

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At Hell's Gate

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At Hell's Gate

Mark Abernethy

Biography; True war & combat stories

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Part-time tradie, part-time counter-terrorist operative, THE CONTRACTOR returns in At Hell's Gate. [more]

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Mindhunter (Film Tie-in)

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Mindhunter (Film Tie-in)

John Douglas, Mark Olshaker

Biography; True crime

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THE BESTSELLING TRUE STORY THAT INSPIRED THE MAJOR NETFLIX SERIESFBI Special Agent and expert in criminal profiling and behavioural... [more]

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Walk Through Walls: A Memoir

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Walk Through Walls: A Memoir

Marina Abramovic

Performance art; Individual artists, art monographs; Biography; Autobiography: arts & entertainment

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A celebrated performance artist details her life, from her dark childhood in postwar Yugoslavia and her formative relationships... [more]

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Testimony

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Testimony

Robbie Robertson

Music; Rock & Pop music; Autobiography: arts & entertainment

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Robbie Robertson's singular contributions to popular music have made him one of the most beloved songwriters and guitarists... [more]

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The Princess Diarist (Star Wars)

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The Princess Diarist (Star Wars)

Carrie Fisher

Individual actors & performers; Films, movies & cinema; Autobiography: arts & entertainment; Memoirs; Science fiction

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When Carrie Fisher discovered the journals she kept during the filming of the first Star Wars movie, she was astonished to... [more]

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Christine Milne: An Activist Life

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Christine Milne: An Activist Life

Christine Milne

Biography; Politics & government

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Former Greens leader Christine Milne tells her story through 18 objects, interweaving the personal and political to recount... [more]

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Building Art: The Life and Work of Frank Gehry

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Building Art: The Life and Work of Frank Gehry

Paul Goldberger

Architecture; Biography: literary

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From Pulitzer Prize–winning architectural critic Paul Goldberger: an engaging, nuanced exploration of the life and work... [more]

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Accidental Hero

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Accidental Hero

Guy Sherborne

Biography

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Charles Williams: The Third Inkling

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Charles Williams: The Third Inkling

Grevel Lindop

Biography; Biography: literary; Literary studies: from c 1900 -; Literary studies: fiction, novelists & prose writers

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A lively and readable literary biography of a remarkable personality who was a central member of the Inklings, this book rediscovers... [more]

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Jack's Daughter: Growing up German in World War II Broken Hill

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Jack's Daughter: Growing up German in World War II Broken Hill

Christine Ellis

Biography; Memoirs; European history; Social & cultural history; Second World War

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Growing up during World War II was tough, especially if you lived on the wrong side of the mines that divided Broken Hill.... [more]

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Eleanor Roosevelt, Volume 3: The War Years and After, 1939-1962

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Eleanor Roosevelt, Volume 3: The War Years and After, 1939-1962

Blanche Wiesen Cook

Biography; Biography: historical, political & military; History of the Americas; Modern history to 20th century: c 1700 to c 1900; Social & cultural history

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One of the New York Times's 100 Notable Books of 2016One of NPR's 10 Best Books of 2016 Heartachingly relevant...the Eleanor... [more]

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Fifty Shades of 50: A Really Reliable Memoir

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Fifty Shades of 50: A Really Reliable Memoir

Brendan Jones

Biography; Memoirs

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Multi-media personality Brendan 'Jonesy' Jones tells all in this amusing, if not totally reliable, memoir of growing up in... [more]

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American Philosophy: A Love Story

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American Philosophy: A Love Story

John Kaag

Biography; Autobiography: general; Memoirs; History of the Americas; 20th century history: c 1900 to c 2000; Western philosophy, from c 1900 -

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The epic wisdom contained in a lost library helps the author turn his life around. [more]

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Light and Shadow: Memoirs of a Spy's Son (Updated Edition)

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Light and Shadow: Memoirs of a Spy's Son (Updated Edition)

Mark Colvin

Biography; Memoirs

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Tells the incredible story of a father waging a secret war against communism during the Cold War, while his son comes of age... [more]

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The Best Film I Never Made: And Other Stories about a Life in the Arts

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The Best Film I Never Made: And Other Stories about a Life in the Arts

Bruce Beresford

Biography; Biography: arts & entertainment

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This entertaining collection of pieces from the acclaimed director of Breaker Morant, Driving Miss Daisy and Mao's Last Dancer... [more]

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The River of Consciousness

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The River of Consciousness

Oliver Sacks

True stories; Psychology; Medical sociology; Health & Self-Help

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Here Sacks examines questions of memory, time, and consciousness. [more]

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Hell on High Seas

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Hell on High Seas

Rob Mundle

True stories of heroism, endurance & survival; Travel & holiday

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Hell on High Seas chronicles some of the most remarkable stories of survival and daring that the world's oceans have hosted... [more]

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Dampier, the Dutch and the Great South Land: The story of how Dutch sailors found Australia and an English pirate almost beat Captain Cook

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Dampier, the Dutch and the Great South Land: The story of how Dutch sailors...

Rob Mundle

True stories: discovery, historical & scientific; History

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