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The Enigmatic Mr Deakin

The Enigmatic Mr Deakin

Judith Brett

Judith Brett's new biography of Alfred Deakin, The Enigmatic Mr Deakin, reveals the intense inner world of one of Australia's most important political figures.

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Escape Artist: The Incredible Second World War of Johnny Peck

Escape Artist: The Incredible Second World War of Johnny Peck

Peter Monteath

The never-before-told story of World War II escape artist extraordinaire, Johnny Peck.In August 1941, an eighteen-year-old Australian soldier made his first prison break - an audacious night-time escape from a German...

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Eyes On The Street: The Life of Jane Jacobs

Eyes On The Street: The Life of Jane Jacobs

Robert Kanigel

The first major biography of the irrepressible woman who changed the way we view and live in cities, and whose influence can still be felt in any discussion of urban planning to this day.

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The Mouth that Roared

The Mouth that Roared

Les Twentyman, Robert Hillman

Award-winning writer, Robert Hillman, has collaborated with one of Australia's best-known youth outreach workers and social campaigners, to bring his story to the public in that wonderful storytelling style that Robert and Les...

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Who Thought This Was a Good Idea?: And Other Questions You Should Have Answers to When You Work in the White House

Who Thought This Was a Good Idea?: And Other Questions You Should Have Answers to When You Work in the White House

Alyssa Mastromonaco

The New York Times bestselling memoir of President Barack Obama's deputy chief of staff - like no political memoir you've ever read before.

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Tex

Tex

Tex Perkins

The autobiography of Australian rock 'n' roll legend, Tex Perkins.

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 Read reviewThirty Days: A Journey to the End of Love

Thirty Days: A Journey to the End of Love

Mark Raphael Baker

From the author of The Fiftieth Gate, Mark Raphael Baker's new book Thirty Days is a meditation on life, death, love and marriage, written with an honesty that bares the souls of two people who shared their lives.

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Shackled

Shackled

Chris Turney

In 2013, Australian earth scientist Chris Turney led an ambitious expedition to Antarctica. It promised so much - discovery, history, adventure - but came with great risk. The story of Turney's ship, the Shokalskiy, and the plight...

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 Read reviewBaby Lost: A Story of Grief and Hope

Baby Lost: A Story of Grief and Hope

Hannah Robert

What happens when a death occurs within your body, but you survive? In Hannah's struggle to make sense of the personal and legal aftermath, she had to find out what it means to mother a dead child and to renegotiate her own...

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Balcony Over Jerusalem: A Memoir of the Middle East

Balcony Over Jerusalem: A Memoir of the Middle East

John Lyons

A gripping memoir of life in Jerusalem from one of Australia's most experienced Middle East correspondents.

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Live Lead Learn: My Stories of Life and Leadership

Live Lead Learn: My Stories of Life and Leadership

Gail Kelly

Inspiring, practical, generous and optimistic, one of our finest communicators and most successful businesswomen shares what she's learned about leadership, the culture of the workplace and the vital importance of living a whole...

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Big Pig, Little Pig: A Tale of Two Pigs in France

Big Pig, Little Pig: A Tale of Two Pigs in France

Jacqueline Yallop

When Jacqueline moves to south-west France with her husband, she embraces rural village life and buys two pigs to rear for slaughter. But as she gets to know the animals better, her English sentimentality threatens to get in the...

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One Halal of a Story

One Halal of a Story

Sam Dastyari

As in life, Sam Dastyari's memoir is unexpected and unorthodox. This is the man who introduced Pauline Hanson to the halal snack pack and accountability to big banks. One Halal of a Story is a no-holds-barred look at the good and...

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Every Lie I've Ever Told

Every Lie I’ve Ever Told

Rosie Waterland

The original Anti-Cool Girl is back! Rosie Waterland took Australia by storm in 2015 with her critically acclaimed, bestselling memoir The Anti-Cool Girl, her irrepresible, blackly comic account of her...

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Che, My Brother

Che, My Brother

Juan Martin Guevara, Armelle Vincent

On 9 October 1967, Ernesto Che Guevara, Marxist guerrilla leader and hero of the Cuban Revolution, was captured and executed by Bolivian forces. When the Guevara family learned from the front pages that Che was dead, they decided...

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Trans Like Me

Trans Like Me

C. N. Lester

An agenda-setting, emotionally engaging book on transgender identity.

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Miracles Do Happen

Miracles Do Happen

Felix Rosenbloom, Fela Rosenbloom

After the war, miraculously, Fela and Felix found each other. None of Fela's family had survived. Of Felix's immediate family, only his two sisters had survived - and they were now in Sweden. The young couple were bereft and...

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On the Wagon

On the Wagon

Lennox Nicholson

On the Wagon is a young recovering alcoholic's quest to find the true meaning of freedom by following the route of Jack Kerouac's On the Road, one of the most abiding expressions of freedom in popular culture.<br...

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