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Biography

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The World in Thirty-Eight Chapters or Dr Johnson's Guide to Life

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The World in Thirty-Eight Chapters or Dr Johnson's Guide to Life

Henry Hitchings

Biography; Biography: literary; Literary studies: c 1500 to c 1800; British & Irish history; Popular philosophy; Advocate - Biography

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Part portrait of Britain's greatest man of letters, part guide to life, a witty and erudite re-evaluation of Dr Johnson's... [more]

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Fake: A startling true story of love in a world of liars, cheats, narcissists, fantasists and phonies

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Fake: A startling true story of love in a world of liars, cheats, narcissists,...

Stephanie Wood

Biography; Memoirs; True crime; Gender studies: men; Dating, relationships, living together & marriage; Advocate - Australian Biography

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Women the world over are brought up to hope, even expect, to find the man of their dreams and live happily ever after. When... [more]

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The Battle of Long Tan: The Company Commanders Story

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The Battle of Long Tan: The Company Commanders Story

Harry Smith

Memoirs; History; Vietnam War; Battles & campaigns; Advocate - History

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On the afternoon of 18 August 1966, just five kilometres from the main Australian Task Force base at Nui Dat, a group of Viet... [more]

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One Hundred Miracles: A Memoir of Music and Survival

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One Hundred Miracles: A Memoir of Music and Survival

Zuzana Ruzickova, Wendy Holden

Music; Biography; Autobiography: arts & entertainment; Memoirs; The Holocaust

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The remarkable memoir of Zuzana Ruzickova, Holocaust survivor and world-famous... [more]

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The Ungrateful Refugee

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The Ungrateful Refugee

Dina Nayeri

Memoirs; Social & cultural history; Society & Social Sciences; Refugees & political asylum; Social discrimination

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A timely, provocative and agenda-setting examination of the refugee experience [more]

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Bruce Lee: A Life

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Bruce Lee: A Life

Matthew Polly

Film, TV & Radio; Individual actors & performers; Biography: arts & entertainment; Biography: sport; Oriental martial arts; Advocate - Performing Arts

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The first authoritative biography of film star Bruce Lee, who made martial arts a global phenomenon, bridged the divide between... [more]

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Kierkegaard's Muse: The Mystery of Regine Olsen

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Kierkegaard's Muse: The Mystery of Regine Olsen

Joakim Garff

Biography; Biography: general; Philosophy

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The first biography of Kierkegaard's literary muse, from the author of the definitive life of the philosopher Kierkegaard's... [more]

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The Matriarch: The Story of 'Granny Evil' Kath Pettingill

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The Matriarch: The Story of 'Granny Evil' Kath Pettingill

Adrian Tame

Biography; True crime

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Kathy Pettingill is a name that's both respected and feared, not only by Australia's criminal underworld, but by many in the... [more]

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Critical: Science and stories from the brink of human life

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Critical: Science and stories from the brink of human life

Dr Matt Morgan

Autobiography: science, technology & engineering; Medicine; Intensive care medicine

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A moving medical memoir written by intensive care doctor Dr. Matt Morgan. [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 Restless Wave: Good Times, Just Causes, Great Fights, and Other Appreciations

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The Restless Wave: Good Times, Just Causes, Great Fights, and Other Appreciations...

John McCain, Mark Salter

Biography; Autobiography: historical, political & military; Memoirs

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A candid new political memoir from Senator John McCain--his most personal book in years--covering everything from 2008 up... [more]

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Hearing Maud: A Journey for a Voice

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Hearing Maud: A Journey for a Voice

Jessica White

Biography; Autobiography: general; Audiology & otology; Coping with disability

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Hearing Maud: A Journey for a Voice is a work of creative non-fiction that details the author's experiences of deafness after... [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; Advocate - Travel

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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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Poison: a History: An Account of the Deadly Art and its Most Infamous Practitioners

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Poison: a History: An Account of the Deadly Art and its Most Infamous Practitioners...

Jenni Davis

Biography; Biography: science, technology & engineering; Medical profession

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Poison: A History lifts the lid on 30 notorious cases of poisoning - riveting accounts ranging from Roman poisoning epidemics... [more]

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Mandatory Murder

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Mandatory Murder

Steven Schubert

Biography; True crime; Crime Chronicle - True Crime

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A compelling true story of homicide and injustice in an outback town At first it looked like a swag, said the grader... [more]

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The Rise of the Ultra Runners: A Journey to the Edge of Human Endurance

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The Rise of the Ultra Runners: A Journey to the Edge of Human Endurance...

Adharanand Finn

Biography: sport; Sports & outdoor recreation; Sports psychology; Marathon & cross-country running

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But is it an antidote to modern life, or a symptom of a modern illness?<br... [more]

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Packing My Library: An Elegy and Ten Digressions

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Packing My Library: An Elegy and Ten Digressions

Alberto Manguel

Autobiography: literary; Advocate - Poetry & Writing

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With insight and passion, Alberto Manguel underscores the universal centrality of books and their unique importance to a democratic,... [more]

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Back on Track: How one man and his dogs are changing the lives of rural kids

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Back on Track: How one man and his dogs are changing the lives of rural...

Bernie Shakeshaft, James Knight

Biography; Autobiography: general; Memoirs; Homelessness; Social work; Advocate - Australian Biography

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A thought-provoking and heart-warming story of how one man (and his working dogs) is giving rural kids, on their last chance,... [more]

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Persian Pictures: From the Mountains to the Sea

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Persian Pictures: From the Mountains to the Sea

Gertrude Bell

Memoirs; Middle Eastern history; Travel & holiday; Classic travel writing

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When Gertrude Bell's uncle was appointed Minister in Tehran in 1891, she declared that the great ambition of her life was... [more]

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Agent Jack: The True Story of MI5's Secret Nazi Hunter

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Agent Jack: The True Story of MI5's Secret Nazi Hunter

Robert Hutton

Biography: historical, political & military; True war & combat stories; History; Second World War; Fascism & Nazism; Espionage & secret services

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Revealed for the first time, the astonishing story of the MI5 agent at the heart of Operation Fifth Column, the secret wartime... [more]

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If This Is A Man/The Truce: Hachette Essentials

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If This Is A Man/The Truce: Hachette Essentials

Primo Levi

Biography; Memoirs; European history; The Holocaust

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The Hachette Essential's edition of Primo Levi's classic memoir. [more]

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Castaway: The extraordinary survival story of Narcisse Pelletier, a young French cabin boy shipwrecked on Cape York in 1858

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Castaway: The extraordinary survival story of Narcisse Pelletier, a young...

Robert Macklin

True stories of heroism, endurance & survival; History; Advocate - History

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The astonishing and unknown story of Narcisse Pelletier - a French cabin boy cast away in 1858 on the Daintree coast of far... [more]

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Three Score Years and Twenty

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Three Score Years and Twenty

Walter Balmford

Biography

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The Volunteer: The True Story of the Resistance Hero who Infiltrated Auschwitz

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The Volunteer: The True Story of the Resistance Hero who Infiltrated Auschwitz...

Jack Fairweather

Biography: historical, political & military; True stories of heroism, endurance & survival; History; The Holocaust

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In the Summer of 1940, after the Nazi occupation of Poland, an underground operative called Witold Pilecki accepted a mission... [more]

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The World As It Is: Inside the Obama White House

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The World As It Is: Inside the Obama White House

Ben Rhodes

Memoirs; History; Political leaders & leadership

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The other is Ben Rhodes. For nearly ten years, Ben Rhodes was at the centre of the Obama Administration - first as a speechwriter,... [more]

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