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ALL IN THE FAMILY

The Fascinating Story of Australia's First Children's Author. The first Australian book for children (A Mother’s Offering to Her Children, published in 1841 and attributed to a 'Lady Long Resident in NSW') was written by Charlotte Waring Atkinson. Forsyth and Murrell - sisters and descendants of Waring and well-known authors - dig through their family history to recreate the long-buried life story of this creative woman, one of many in their family. An inspiring tale of love, grief, violence and eventual triumph in the face of overwhelming odds.

ONLY HAPPINESS HERE

ABBEY'S BOOKSELLER PICK ----- Elizabeth von Arnim was famous for bestselling books such as Elizabeth and her German Garden, Vera and The Enchanted April, where attaining happiness was a major theme. Born in Kirribilli in 1866, she grew up in England, married a German count, then Bertrand Russell’s older brother Frank, and enjoyed many dalliances. She was pretty, witty and charismatic, but unconventionally put herself first. Carey decided Elizabeth could teach her something about happiness, so researched her life and re-read her novels. A warm blend of biography and book review. After this, you’ll want to read Elizabeth’s books for yourself! Lindy Jones

LIVING THE VIDA

In looking at the life of Vida Goldstein, Australian suffragette and social reformer, Jacqueline Kent also examines how much has changed for women in parliament since 1903 and now.

KAHN DO ATTITUDE

ABBEY'S BOOKSELLER PICK ----- While things are ticking along as usual most of us are head down, hard at it, catching an occasional whiff of the roses. Along comes a significant event, let's call it COVID19, and a lot of us have taken - or been forced to take - a moment to re-evaluate a few things. Seeing how tenuous things can be is unsettling to say the least.

Ronni Kahn is now known to many Australians as the OzHarvest founder, but she was no visionary or go-getter when she started out (i.e. she was normal), but a series of events over her life saw that all change. Her frank and chatty telling of that journey is refreshing to anyone interested in the shape of a life (particularly your own!) and ensuring you are living your best life. This is not a self-help book - just a good yarn of how one woman found her true mojo. Craig Kirchner

RED HERRINGS FOR BREAKFAST

This beautifully written story not only traces the history of growing up on the north shore but the gradual evolution of the food and fashion scene in Sydney in the 70s and 80s. It encompasses many areas of day to day struggles within families that were not discussed then and which are, sadly, still occurring today. An engrossing read, it will evoke many nostalgic memories of Sydney in the 60s, 70s and 80s.

Annabet and her younger brother Anders grew up in idyllic surrounds on the lower north shore of Sydney in the 1950s. They lived in the original boatshed on Balmoral Beach and had an Australian mother and an imposing Swedish Naval captain for a father. However, nothing was as it seemed and Annabet and Anders were exposed to harsh, often irrational and frequently violent discipline from both parents, which left them emotionally unbalanced and starved of affection. In a time where domestic violence was never discussed within the family let alone outside it, Annabet and Anders struggled to keep their spirits and souls afloat. But at least they had each other...

Wild about Koalas

In last summer's devastating fires, Kangaroo Island lost half of its koala population, with many more left injured and starving. When Kailas Wild - arborist by trade and conservationist at heart - heard that there were injured koalas on Kangaroo Island who could only be reached by a tree climber, he drove 1500 kms to volunteer. This is the inspiring and sometimes confronting story of someone who went to help and ended up a koala dad.

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You Shouldn't Have Joined ...: A Memoir

Peter Cosgrove

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Searching for Charlotte: The Fascinating Story of Australia's...

Kate Forsyth

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One Day I'll Remember This: Diaries: 1987 - 1995

Helen Garner

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Heroes Next Door

Samuel Johnson

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Courage Under Fire

Daniel Keighran

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Christmas Tales

William McInnes

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Truths from an Unreliable Witness: Finding laughter...

Fiona O'Loughlin

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Not Always Diplomatic: An Australian Woman's Journey...

Sue Boyd

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Lioness

Sue Brierley

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The Naked Farmer

Ben Brooksby

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Hysteria: A memoir of illness, strength and women's...

Katerina Bryant

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Ethnographer and Contrarian: Biographical and anthropological...

Julie D. Finlayson

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Adventurers, Pioneers and Misfits: Australia'S Most...

Jim Haynes

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The Handbag of Happiness: And other misunderstandings,...

Alannah Hill

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The Tap-Dancing Knife Thrower: My Life (without the...

Paul Hogan

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Mark Skaife

Mark Skaife

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Belief

Marlion Pickett

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Cathy Goes to Canberra: Doing Politics Differently

Cathy McGowan

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An Eye For Eternity: The Life of Manning Clark

Mark McKenna

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Eleven Bats: A Story of Combat, Cricket and the SAS...

Anthony 'Harry' Moffitt

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Tough Love: The Amazing True Story of a Boxing World...

Lovemore Ndou

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Son of the Brush: A Memoir

Tim Olsen

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War Games: A Father and Son Memoir of War and Sport...

Ron Reed

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Beyond the Sky: the passions and pioneering life of...

James Vicars

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The 99th Koala: Rescue and resilience on Kangaroo Island...

Kailas Wild

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Soar: A Life Freed by Dance

David McAllister

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Lowitja: The Authorised Biography of Lowitja O'Donoghue...

Stuart Rintoul

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Only Happiness Here: In Search of Elizabeth von Arnim...

Gabrielle Carey

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Vida: A Woman for Our Time

Jacqueline Kent

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Killing Time: Short stories from the long road home...

Jimmy Barnes

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A Repurposed Life

Ronni Kahn

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Max

Alex Miller

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Mosul: Australia's secret war inside the ISIS caliphate...

Ben McKelvey

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Untwisted: the Story of My Life

Paul Jennings

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Unseen

Jacinta Parsons

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Healing Lives

Sue Williams

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Yornadaiyn Woolagoodja

Yornadaiyn Woolagoodja

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LASSETER'S LAST RIDE

Ion Idriess

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Pathfinder, 'Kriegie' and Gumboot Governor: The Adventurous...

Sir James Rowland

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Impossible: My Story

Stan Walker

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Tender: The Imperfect Art of Caring - As heard on Radio...

Penny Wincer

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