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The White King: Charles I, Traitor, Murderer, Martyr

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The White King: Charles I, Traitor, Murderer, Martyr

Leanda de Lisle

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

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Barely forty years after the England's golden age under Elizabeth, the country was at war with itself, split between loyalty... [more]

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A Life Underwater

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A Life Underwater

Charlie Veron

Biography; Autobiography: general

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As exhilarating and provocative, funny and warm as the man himself. His astonishing life story is a revelation, an inspiration... [more]

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Anthony Powell: Dancing to the Music of Time

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Anthony Powell: Dancing to the Music of Time

Hilary Spurling

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

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The long-awaited portrait of a literary master from one of our generation's greatest biographers, author of the definitive... [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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The Prince & the Assassin: Australia's First Royal Tour & Portent of World Terror

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The Prince & the Assassin: Australia's First Royal Tour & Portent of World...

Steve Harris

Biography: historical, political & military; Biography: royalty; History; Social & cultural history; Religion & politics; Political activism

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The engrossing real life story of how Queen Victoria's favourite son, Prince Alfred, undertook the most ambitious Royal tour,... [more]

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Charlatan: The Dishonest Life and Dishonoured Loves of Thomas Guthrie Carr

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Charlatan: The Dishonest Life and Dishonoured Loves of Thomas Guthrie Carr...

Catherine Jinks

Conjuring & magic; Biography; Biography: arts & entertainment; True crime; Hypnosis

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Hannibal's Oath: The Life and Wars of Rome's Greatest Enemy

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Hannibal's Oath: The Life and Wars of Rome's Greatest Enemy

John Prevas

Biography: historical, political & military; History; European history; Ancient history: to c 500 CE

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From an internationally acknowledged expert on Hannibal, the first full biography of Rome's enigmatic nemesis in over twenty... [more]

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Freud: The Making of An Illusion

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Freud: The Making of An Illusion

Frederick Crews

Biography; Biography: historical, political & military; Psychoanalytical theory (Freudian psychology)

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Sigmund Freud is one of the most influential figures of western society. His ideas transformed the way that we think about... [more]

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Charles Darwin: Victorian Mythmaker

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Charles Darwin: Victorian Mythmaker

A. N. Wilson

Biography: science, technology & engineering; Mathematics & Sciences; Evolution

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A radical reappraisal of Charles Darwin from the bestselling author of Victoria: A Life [more]

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Gorbachev: His Life and Times

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Gorbachev: His Life and Times

William Taubman

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

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

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The Enigmatic Mr Deakin

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The Enigmatic Mr Deakin

Judith Brett

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

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This insightful and accessible new biography of Alfred Deakin, Australia's second prime minister, shines fresh light on one... [more]

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Mates: The Friendship That Sustained Henry Lawson

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Mates: The Friendship That Sustained Henry Lawson

Gregory Bryan

Biography; Biography: literary

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Henry Lawson gave voice to a uniquely Australian identity and much of the Australian ethos of mateship was developed in his... [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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Making Contact: Jill Tarter and the Search for Extraterrestrial Intelligence

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Making Contact: Jill Tarter and the Search for Extraterrestrial Intelligence...

Sarah Scoles

Biography: science, technology & engineering; Mathematics & Sciences; Astronomy, space & time; UFOs & extraterrestrial beings

Hardback

A brilliant examination of the science behind the search for extra-terrestrial intelligence and its pioneer, Jill Tarter.... [more]

$39.95

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The Women Who Flew for Hitler: The True Story of Hitler's Valkyries

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The Women Who Flew for Hitler: The True Story of Hitler's Valkyries

Clare Mulley

Biography: historical, political & military; History; European history; Second World War; Air forces & warfare

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Told with brio and great narrative flair, The Women Who Flew for Hitler is an extraordinary true story, with all the excitement... [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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Synopsis coming soon....... [more]

$24.99

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Good Night Stories for Rebel Girls

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Good Night Stories for Rebel Girls

Elena Favilli, Francesca Cavallo

Biography: historical, political & military; Social & cultural history; Feminism & feminist theory; Gender studies: women; Children's & Educational

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<strong>ABBEY'S BOOKSELLER PICK </strong>----- This fascinating book gives potted biographies of 100 extraordinary women who... [more]

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Not All Superheroes Wear Capes

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Not All Superheroes Wear Capes

Quentin Kenihan

Biography; Autobiography: arts & entertainment; Coping with disability

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Quentin Kenihan is living proof that superheroes don't need capes, just the right attitude. FOREWORD BY RAY MARTIN [more]

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My Game

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My Game

Ange Postecoglou

Autobiography: sport; Australian Rules football

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Ange Postecoglou has been at the centre of Australian football for more than thirty years. In this book, he shows us the game... [more]

$35.00

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This Wonderfully Strange Country: Rev. W. B. Clarke, Colonial Scientist

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This Wonderfully Strange Country: Rev. W. B. Clarke, Colonial Scientist...

Robert Young

Biography: science, technology & engineering; Mathematics & Sciences

Paperback

The Rev. William Clarke came to Australia in 1839 with an established reputation in geology, and was so influential that he... [more]

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Neil Armstrong: A Life of Flight

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Neil Armstrong: A Life of Flight

Jay Barbree, John Glenn (University of Southampton, UK)

Biography: science, technology & engineering; Mathematics & Sciences

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Timed to coincide with the 45th anniversary of the Apollo 11 launch and full of photos, this book includes many personal details... [more]

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David Mamet: A Life in the Theatre

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David Mamet: A Life in the Theatre

Ira B. Nadel

Theatre: individual actors & directors; Theatre direction & production; Film, TV & Radio; Biography: arts & entertainment

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This comprehensive biography uses extensive theater and film archives to reveal Mamet's ideas on writing, acting, and directing,... [more]

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Wicked Women of Tudor England: Queens, Aristocrats, Commoners

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Wicked Women of Tudor England: Queens, Aristocrats, Commoners

Retha M. Warnicke

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

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This fascinating study delves into the lives of six Tudor women celebrated for their reputed wickedness. Collected here are... [more]

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Peter Hall Architect: The Phantom of the Opera House

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Peter Hall Architect: The Phantom of the Opera House

Peter Webber

Art & Architecture; Architecture; Biography: general

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This fascinating biography documents the passage of Peter Hall, architect the phantom of the Sydney Opera House whose life... [more]

$25.00

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Not by Chance Alone: My Life as a Social Psychologist

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Not by Chance Alone: My Life as a Social Psychologist

Elliot Aronson

Biography; Autobiography: general; Social, group or collective psychology

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The life and times of one of the twentieth century's leading psychologists [more]

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