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Biography: general

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Be Like the Fox: Machiavelli's Lifelong Quest for Freedom

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Be Like the Fox: Machiavelli's Lifelong Quest for Freedom

Erica Benner

Biography; Biography: historical, political & military; Western philosophy: Medieval & Renaissance, c 500 to c 1600; Social & political philosophy

Hardback

A fascinating new biography of Machiavelli, which explores his true character and contradictions as never before.<br /><br... [more]

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A Tear in the Soul

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A Tear in the Soul

Amanda Webster

Biography; Autobiography: general; Ethical issues & debates; Indigenous peoples

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I don&rsquo;t believe it&rsquo;s possible to hurt another person without hurting oneself, an invisible hurt, a tear in the... [more]

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Victoria: The Queen - An Intimate Biography of the Woman who Changed the World

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Victoria: The Queen - An Intimate Biography of the Woman who Changed the...

Julia Baird

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

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The extraordinary story of the world&rsquo;s most influential, intriguing... [more]

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Ariel: A Literary Life of Jan Morris

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Ariel: A Literary Life of Jan Morris

Derek Johns

Biography; Biography: literary

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Jan Morris is one of the great British writers of the post-war era. For many readers she is best known for her candid memoir... [more]

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Vivienne Westwood

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Vivienne Westwood

Vivienne Westwood, Ian Kelly

Fashion & textiles: design; Biography; Autobiography: arts & entertainment

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The authorized life story of Dame Vivienne Westwood, told for the first time. [more]

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The First Copernican: Georg Joachim Rheticus and the Rise of the Copernican Revolution

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The First Copernican: Georg Joachim Rheticus and the Rise of the Copernican...

Dennis Richard Danielson

Biography: science, technology & engineering; Mathematics & Sciences; History of mathematics; History of engineering & technology

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In May, 1539, a young, German mathematician named Georg Joachim Rheticus traveled hundreds of miles across Europe in the hopes... [more]

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Cardinal: The Rise and Fall of George Pell

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Cardinal: The Rise and Fall of George Pell

Louise Milligan

Biography: religious & spiritual; History; Roman Catholicism, Roman Catholic Church; Child abuse; Criminal investigation & detection

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The Royal Commission into Institutional Responses to Child Abuse has brought to light horrific stories. Questions about what... [more]

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Island Home

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Island Home

Tim Winton

Biography; Autobiography: literary; The countryside, country life; Advocate - Australian Fiction

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The natural world, in Tim Winton's novels, is as much a living presence as any character, and what is true of his work is... [more]

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Jane Austen at Home: A Biography

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Jane Austen at Home: A Biography

Lucy Worsley

Biography: literary; Literary studies: c 1800 to c 1900 ; Literary studies: fiction, novelists & prose writers; Advocate - Poetry & Writing

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Historian Lucy Worsley visits Jane Austen at home, exploring the author's life through the places which meant the most to... [more]

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Work Strife Balance

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Work Strife Balance

Mia Freedman

Biography; Biography: arts & entertainment; Memoirs; Advocate - Australian Biography

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A fearless, hilarious, inspiring collection of modern-day misadventures. [more]

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The Durrells of Corfu

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The Durrells of Corfu

Michael Haag

Biography; Biography: general; Travel writing; Advocate - Biography

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<strong>The recent TV award winning adaption The Durrells left its 7 million fans with questions: What happened to the family... [more]

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The Rules Do Not Apply

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The Rules Do Not Apply

Ariel Levy

Autobiography: literary; Society & Social Sciences; Press & journalism

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The new book by New Yorker journalist and author of Female Chauvinist Pigs, Ariel Levy. [more]

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Michelangelo: His Epic Life

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Michelangelo: His Epic Life

Martin Gayford

Art & Architecture; Renaissance art; Individual artists, art monographs; Biography: arts & entertainment

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At 31 Michelangelo was considered the finest artist in Italy, perhaps the world; long before he died at almost 90 he was widely... [more]

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A Writing Life: Helen Garner and Her Work

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A Writing Life: Helen Garner and Her Work

Bernadette Brennan

Biography: literary; Literary studies: fiction, novelists & prose writers

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Helen Garner is one of Australia's most important and most admired writers. She is revered for her fearless honesty in the... [more]

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The Name of God is Mercy

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The Name of God is Mercy

Pope Francis

Biography: religious & spiritual; Religion & beliefs; Religious ethics; Roman Catholicism, Roman Catholic Church

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The Name of God is Mercy, Pope Francis' exploration on the universal theme of mercy, is a spiritual inspiration to both followers... [more]

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Kick: The True Story of Kick Kennedy, JFK's Forgotten Sister and the Heir to Chatsworth

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Kick: The True Story of Kick Kennedy, JFK's Forgotten Sister and the Heir...

Paula Byrne

Biography; Biography: historical, political & military; British & Irish history; 20th century history: c 1900 to c 2000; Social & cultural history

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The remarkable life of the vivacious, clever - and forgotten - Kennedy sister, who charmed the English aristocracy and was... [more]

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The Tempest-Tossed Church: Being a Catholic Today

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The Tempest-Tossed Church: Being a Catholic Today

Gerard Windsor

Autobiography: religious & spiritual; Religion & beliefs; Roman Catholicism, Roman Catholic Church; Personal Christian testimony & inspirational works

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Windsor entertains and stimulates with anecdote, history, forays into art and literature, and the occasional bit of gossip.... [more]

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The Fabulous Flying Mrs Miller: An Australian's True Story of Adventure, Danger, Romance and Murder

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The Fabulous Flying Mrs Miller: An Australian's True Story of Adventure,...

Carol Baxter

Biography; Biography: general

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'Mrs Keith Miller, internationally known aviatrix, was taken to the county jail here today and held for investigation by State... [more]

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Looking for Rose Paterson: How Family Bush Life Nurtured Banjo the Poet

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Looking for Rose Paterson: How Family Bush Life Nurtured Banjo the Poet...

Jennifer Gall

Biography; Biography: historical, political & military; Diaries, letters & journals; History of the Americas; Social & cultural history

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<div><strong>Rose was the mother of famous Australian poet Banjo Paterson (known as Barty as a boy) and, yet, very little... [more]

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The Genius of Jane Austen: Her Love of Theatre and Why She is a Hit in Hollywood

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The Genius of Jane Austen: Her Love of Theatre and Why She is a Hit in Hollywood...

Paula Byrne

Biography: literary; Literary studies: c 1800 to c 1900 ; Literary studies: fiction, novelists & prose writers

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A radical look at Jane Austen as you've never seen her - as a lover of farce, comic theatre and juvenilia. Jane's World celebrates... [more]

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Folly Is Not Always Folly: Jane & D'Arcy #1

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Folly Is Not Always Folly: Jane & D'Arcy #1

Wal Walker

Biography; Biography: general

Paperback

The untold story of the enduring romance of Jane Austen and D'Arcy Wentworth [more]

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South of Forgiveness

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South of Forgiveness

Thordis Elva, Tom Stranger

Biography; Autobiography: general; Domestic violence; Coping with personal problems

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It wasn't without fear that Thordis Elva kissed her three-year-old son and her loving partner goodbye before boarding a plane... [more]

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Young and Damned and Fair: The Life and Tragedy of Catherine Howard at the Court of Henry VIII

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Young and Damned and Fair: The Life and Tragedy of Catherine Howard at the...

Gareth Russell

Biography: historical, political & military; History; British & Irish history; Early modern history: c 1450 to c 1700

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A stunning reappraisal of Henry VIII's fifth wife...Gareth Russel's book is scholarly yet highly readable...basing his account... [more]

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Gone: A Girl, a Violin, a Life Unstrung

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Gone: A Girl, a Violin, a Life Unstrung

Min Kym

String instruments; Biography; Autobiography: arts & entertainment

Hardback

'All my life my Stradivarius had been waiting for me, as I had been waiting... [more]

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Max Perkins: Editor of Genius

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Max Perkins: Editor of Genius

A. Scott Berg

Biography; Biography: literary

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A moving biography of the a great editor who assembled America's finest and favourite literary gang - Fitzgerald, Hemingway,... [more]

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