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 Read reviewMoving Among Strangers: Randolph Stow and My Family

Moving Among Strangers: Randolph Stow and My Family

Gabrielle Carey

Two literary lives defined by storytelling and secrets As her mother Joan lies dying, Gabrielle Carey writes a letter to Joan's childhood friend, the reclusive novelist Randolph Stow. This letter sets in motion a literary...

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Citizen Emperor: Napoleon in Power 1799-1815

Citizen Emperor: Napoleon in Power 1799-1815

Philip Dwyer

The second volume of a new and comprehensive biography about one of the history's most charismatic leaders

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 Read reviewThe Feel-Good Hit of the Year: A Memoir

The Feel-Good Hit of the Year: A Memoir

Liam Pieper

Hilarious, compelling and sometimes heartbreaking, The Feel-Good Hit of the Year is a memoir about family, drugs and learning how to live with yourself, from a sharp and original new Australian voice.

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An Unsentimental Bloke: The life and work of C.J. Dennis

An Unsentimental Bloke: The life and work of C.J. Dennis

Philip Butterss

The Sentimental Bloke and Doreen are famous characters in Australian popular culture, but their creator deserves to be better known. C.J. Dennis transformed the larrikin from a street thug into a respectable image of Australian...

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To Begin to Know: Walking in the Shadows of My Father

To Begin to Know: Walking in the Shadows of My Father

David Leser

A deeping moving and searlingly honest memoir about fathers and sons. More than a decade ago, journalist David Leser started writing a biography of his famous father, legendary magazine publisher, Bernard Leser.

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