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Paul Kelly: The Man, the Music and the Life In-between

Paul Kelly: The Man, the Music and the Life In-between

Stuart Coupe

Australia's best music writer examines the life of the Australian music legend - honest, revealing and a must-have for any Paul Kelly fan.

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The Art of Pollination

The Art of Pollination

Martin Flanagan

In the early 1980s, Jane Tewson transformed how charity worked in Britain, giving status to people who had previously been given to. The cream of English comedy gathered around her vision, bringing about Comic Relief, now a...

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The Happiest Man on Earth

The Happiest Man on Earth

Eddie Jaku

A Holocaust survivor shares what he's learned about gratitude, tolerance and kindness.

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 Special priceRoughy

Roughy

Jarryd Roughead

Roughy is a story of perspective, a must-read of 2020 that's much more than a footballer's tale.

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 Read reviewInto the Suburbs

Into the Suburbs

Christopher Raja

Exploring topical issues of race, class and migration, Into the Suburbs is an affecting portrait of one family's search for home.    

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The Powerbroker

The Powerbroker

Michael Gawenda

From the ashes of the darkest event in human history, Australian Jews built a thriving community, one with proportionally more Holocaust survivors than anywhere else in the world bar Israel. Mark Leibler grew up in this community,...

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 Read reviewThe Details: On Love, Death and Reading

The Details: On Love, Death and Reading

Tegan Bennett Daylight

A long and intimate relationship with reading has taught acclaimed writer Tegan Bennett Daylight that - in life as in books - the delight is in the details. 

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The Last Lighthouse Keeper: A Memoir

The Last Lighthouse Keeper: A Memoir

John Cook, Jon Bauer

In Tasmania, John Cook is known as: 'The Keeper of the Flame'. John's renowned as one of the last of the  kerosene keepers : he spent a good part of his 26-year career in Tasmanian lighthouses tending kerosene, not...

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Money for Something

Money for Something

Mia Walsch

When nineteen-year-old Mia is fired from her job at an insurance company, she makes the choice to answer an ad in the newspaper. The ad says: 'Erotic Massage. Good Money. No Sex.'  

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Enid: The Scandalous Life of a Glamorous Australian Who Dazzled the World

Enid: The Scandalous Life of a Glamorous Australian Who Dazzled the World

Robert Wainwright

 In early twentieth-century society, when women were expected to be demure and obedient, Enid Lindeman waltzed through life to the beat of her own drum. 

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Daddy Cool

Daddy Cool

Darleen Bungey

A captivating, generous and exquisitely written memoir of family and a daughter discovering her father's multi-layered life

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Top End Girl

Top End Girl

Miranda Tapsell

From Kakadu to Cannes - an entertaining and thought-provoking memoir from actor, activist and Australia's sweetheart, Miranda Tapsell.

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One Bright Moon

One Bright Moon

Andrew Kwong

This is the poignant, resonant story of a young boy's awakening - to survival, education, fulfilment, and eventually to a new life of freedom.     

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Darkfall

Darkfall

Indigo Perry

Darkfall is a potent and unforgettable work of compelling writing about an adolescence lived in an Australian country town in the 1980s: desolate, dusty and bleak.

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Radio Girl

Radio Girl

David Dufty

As you climbed the rickety stairs of an old woolshed at Sydney harbour in 1944, you would hear the thrum of clicks and buzzes. Rows of men and women in uniforms and headsets would be tapping away vigorously at small machines,...

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Merle Thornton: Bringing the Fight

Merle Thornton: Bringing the Fight

Merle Thornton

An engaging, lively, provocative and, above all, inspiring memoir from one of our home-grown, unsung feminist heroes, Merle Thornton, who has lived a life full of daring, defiance and activism.

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 Special priceA Bigger Picture

A Bigger Picture

Malcolm Turnbull

Malcolm Turnbull, Australia's 29th Prime Minister, tells the remarkable story of his life in this lively political page-turner.

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A Dog Called Harry

A Dog Called Harry

Jill Baker

A moving memoir of a dog dubbed Dirty Harry who helped a broken woman love life again.    

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Beneath the Fig Leaves

Beneath the Fig Leaves

Olympia Panagiotopoulos

An evocative exploration of the ties that bind, Beneath the Fig Leaves weaves an irresistible tapestry of family, food and history to stir the heart and senses.

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Friends and Rivals: Four Great Australian Writers

Friends and Rivals: Four Great Australian Writers

Brenda Niall

The story of four remarkable women traversing the literary landscape of the late 19th and early 20th centuries in Australia, from one of our nation's most eminent historians.

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Come: A Memoir

Come: A Memoir

Rita Therese

Bold, brave and darkly funny, Come is the extraordinary story of Melbourne sex worker Rita Therese and the love, sex and death she has experienced in her life so far.

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Thinking Again

Thinking Again

Jan Morris

A second volume of Jan Morris' diaries, life through the eyes of a legendary writer in her ninth decade.

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Every Conceivable Way

Every Conceivable Way

Despina Meris

What lengths would you go to to have a baby? Despina Meris thinks it will be simple, but finds herself chasing IVF, egg donors and international surrogacy in her tumultuous pursuit of parenthood.

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Stranger Than Kindness

Stranger Than Kindness

Nick Cave

A journey in images and words into the creative world of musician, storyteller and cultural icon Nick Cave

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The Watermill

The Watermill

Arnold Zable

Arnold Zable applies his lyrical sensitivity and respect to this collection highlighting human compassion and resilience

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Fourteen: My year of darkness, and the light that followed

Fourteen: My year of darkness, and the light that followed

Shannon Molloy

Fourteen is this generation's Holding the Man - a moving coming-of-age memoir about a young man's search for identity and acceptance in the most unforgiving and hostile of places: high school.

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Growing Pineapples in the Outback

Growing Pineapples in the Outback

Tony Kelly, Rebecca Lister

When Rebecca Lister and Tony Kelly move from Melbourne to Mount Isa to care for Rebecca's elderly mother, Diana, they have no idea what they've signed up for. The isolation, sweltering heat and limited employment opportunities...

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Displaced

Displaced

John Kinsella

John Kinsella's memoir of his rural life takes us deep into the heart of what it means to belong and unbelong. The joys and travails of childhood, adult addictions, missteps and changing directions are acutely captured in...

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Two Sisters

Two Sisters

Ngarta Jinny Bent, Jukuna Mona Chuguna, Pat Lowe, Eirlys Richards

Ngarta and Jukuna lived in the Great Sandy Desert. They traversed country according to the seasons, just as the Walmajarri people had done for thousands of years. But it was a time of change. Desert people who had lived with...

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My Lucky Stroke

My Lucky Stroke

Sarah Brooker

Sarah Brooker was an ambitious young woman studying to be a neuroscientist. She had the world at her feet.

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I Choose Elena

I Choose Elena

Lucia Osborne-Crowley

Aged 15 and on track to be an Olympic gymnast, Lucia Osborne-Crowley was violently raped on a night out, sparking a series of events that left her devastatingly ill for more than ten years of her life. Her path to healing began a...

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Snakes and Ladders

Snakes and Ladders

Angela Williams

It was no surprise that Angela Williams went to jail. A traumatic, violent upbringing saw to that. But after serving a short sentence for theft as a teenager, she worked hard to break the cycle. Thirteen years later Angela was...

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Ten Doors Down

Ten Doors Down

Robert Tickner

The story of a federal minister's remarkable reunion with his birth parents.

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The Lotus Eaters

The Lotus Eaters

Emily Clements

A gripping memoir of sex, self-worth, female friendship and what it means to be a young woman today.

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