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Misfits: A Personal Manifesto

Misfits: A Personal Manifesto

Michaela Coel

The ground-breaking much-awaited debut by leading British star Michaela Coel. A personal and powerful book about the life-changing power of transparency.

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Manifesto

Manifesto

Bernardine Evaristo

The powerful, urgent manifesto on never giving up from Booker prize-winning trailblazer, Bernardine Evaristo

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Taste: My Life Through Food

Taste: My Life Through Food

Stanley Tucci

From award-winning actor and food obsessive Stanley Tucci comes an intimate and irresistible memoir of life in and out of the kitchen

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 Special priceWindswept & Interesting: My Autobiography

Windswept & Interesting: My Autobiography

Billy Connolly

The funny, frank and full autobiography of the nation's favourite comedian. 'It's the first time I've done this. Other people have written about me - or for me - but this time it's just my own life in my own words'

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A Carnival of Snackery: Diaries, 2003-2020

A Carnival of Snackery: Diaries, 2003-2020

David Sedaris

From bestselling author David Sedaris, the second volume of diaries - the source of his remarkable autobiographical stories.

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 Special priceThe Storyteller: Tales of Life and Music

The Storyteller: Tales of Life and Music

Dave Grohl

Dave Grohl chronicles his life in music

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Love is an Ex-Country

Love is an Ex-Country

Randa Jarrar

Queer. Muslim. Arab American. A proudly Fat woman. Randa Jarrar is all these things. In this provocative memoir she explores how to claim joy in an unravelling and hostile world.

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Chronicles of a Cairo Bookseller

Chronicles of a Cairo Bookseller

Nadia Wassef

The warm and winning story of opening a modern bookstore where there were none, Chronicles of a Cairo Bookseller recounts Nadia Wassef's troubles and triumphs as a founder and manager of Cairo-based Diwan.

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The Dancer: A Biography for Philippa Cullen

The Dancer: A Biography for Philippa Cullen

Evelyn Juers

The new book by prize-winning biographer Evelyn Juers, author of The House of Exile and The Recluse, portrays the life and background of a pioneering Australian dancer who died at the age of twenty-five in a remote town in India.

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Tenement Kid

Tenement Kid

Bobby Gillespie

The story, in his own words, of one of the most popular and influential British popstars of the past 30 years

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Unbound: My Story of Liberation and the Birth of the Me Too Movement

Unbound: My Story of Liberation and the Birth of the Me Too Movement

Tarana Burke

From the founder and activist behind one of the largest movements of the twentieth and twenty-first centuries, the me too movement, comes a powerful and heartwarming memoir about empathy, hope and healing.

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The Contrarian: Peter Thiel and Silicon Valley's Pursuit of Power

The Contrarian: Peter Thiel and Silicon Valley’s Pursuit of Power

Max Chafkin

A biography of venture capitalist and entrepreneur Peter Thiel, the enigmatic, controversial and hugely influential power broker who sits at the dynamic intersection of tech, business and politics

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Nellie: The Life and Loves of Dame Nellie Melba

Nellie: The Life and Loves of Dame Nellie Melba

Robert Wainwright

The tumultuous life of Australia's most famous opera singer, Dame Nellie Melba.

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Cop: A Journalist Infiltrates the Police

Cop: A Journalist Infiltrates the Police

Valentin Gendrot

The story of a French journalist who infiltrated the country's police force to reveal a culture of racism and violence in which officers act with impunity.

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Into the Rip

Into the Rip

Damien Cave

When Damien Cave brought his young family to Sydney to set up the New York Times' Australian Bureau, they encountered the local pursuits of Nippers and surfing - and a completely different approach to risk that changed the way...

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Every Deep-Drawn Breath

Every Deep-Drawn Breath

Wes Ely

A world-renowned critical-care doctor offers hope for patients, their families, and the future of medicine in this timely, urgent, and compassionate work about the devastating and little-known physical and emotional effects of ICU...

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 Special price Read reviewWhole Notes

Whole Notes

Ed Ayres

Life Lessons Through Music

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Leaping into Waterfalls: The Enigmatic Gillian Mears

Leaping into Waterfalls: The Enigmatic Gillian Mears

Bernadette Brennan

Leaping into Waterfalls explores the rich, tumultuous life of Gillian Mears, one of Australia's most significant writers of the last forty years.

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The Woman They Could Not Silence

The Woman They Could Not Silence

Kate Moore

From the internationally bestselling author of The Radium Girls comes a dark but ultimately uplifting tale of a woman whose incredible journey still resonates today.

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You Are Beautiful and You Are Alone: The Biography of Nico

You Are Beautiful and You Are Alone: The Biography of Nico

Jennifer Otter Bickerdike

A redemptive, myth-shattering biography of one of the twentieth century's most underestimated creative and artistic forces.

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 Special priceHome Truths: A Memoir

Home Truths: A Memoir

David Williamson

The revealing and candid memoir of Australia's legendary playwright and screenwriter

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 Special priceThis Much is True

This Much is True

Miriam Margolyes

From Blackadder to Call the Midwife, from PG Tips to Harry Potter, Miriam Margolyes is Britain's favourite national treasure - this is (at last) her extraordinary life story and it's well worth the wait.

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The Nazis Knew My Name

The Nazis Knew My Name

Magda Hellinger, Maya Lee, David Brewster

The extraordinarily moving memoir by Australian Slovakian Holocaust survivor Magda Hellinger, who saved an untold number of lives at Auschwitz through everyday acts of courage, kindness and ingenuity.

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 Read reviewFunkytown

Funkytown

Paul Kennedy

Funkytown is a love letter to adolescence, football, family and outer suburbia

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Ill Feelings: Stories of Unexplained Illness

Ill Feelings: Stories of Unexplained Illness

Alice Hattrick

A moving and defiant debut from a bold new voice in narrative nonfiction,

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 Read reviewMy Friend Fox

My Friend Fox

Heidi Everett

An exquisite literary memoir about the the wonder, the humour, and the realities that exist beyond what is printed in a mental health file

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My Remarkable Journey

My Remarkable Journey

Katherine Johnson, Joylette Hylick

The remarkable woman at heart of the smash New York Times bestseller and Oscar-winning film Hidden Figures tells the full story of her life, including what it took to work at NASA, help land the first man on the moon, and live...

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 Read reviewDear Senthuran: A Black Spirit Memoir

Dear Senthuran: A Black Spirit Memoir

Akwaeke Emezi

A raw exploration of identity that shatters boundaries and explodes the way we think about the idea of the self.

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Ten Thousand Aftershocks

Ten Thousand Aftershocks

Michelle Tom

A powerful, poetic and moving memoir of family, violence and estrangement, from a stunning new literary voice

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My Mess Is a Bit of a Life: Adventures in Anxiety

My Mess Is a Bit of a Life: Adventures in Anxiety

Georgia Pritchett

This memoir, told in gloriously comic vignettes, is an utterly joyful reflection on living - and sometimes thriving (sometimes not) - with anxiety.

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Daring to Fly

Daring to Fly

Lisa Millar

A story about conquering fear and finding joy ... a girl from country Queensland who found a way to see (and report on) trauma and horror, while still holding on to joy.

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All About Yves: Notes from a Transition

All About Yves: Notes from a Transition

Yves Rees

A timely and thought-provoking memoir about the trans experience.

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Operation Jungle

Operation Jungle

John Shobbrook

A gripping blend of memoir, true crime and corruption in the tropics.

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Bad Boy Boogie

Bad Boy Boogie

Jeff Apter

The life, death and rock'n'roll rollercoaster career of AC/DC frontman Bon Scott.

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Below the Edge of Darkness

Below the Edge of Darkness

Edith Widder

An exhilarating underwater exploration for readers wanting to recapture their sense of wonder

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Dear Son: Letters and Reflections from First Nations Fathers and Sons

Dear Son: Letters and Reflections from First Nations Fathers and Sons

Thomas Mayor

Dear Son shares heartfelt letters written by First Nations men about life, masculinity, love, culture and racism.

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 Read reviewFox and I: An Uncommon Friendship

Fox and I: An Uncommon Friendship

Catherine Raven

A solitary woman's inspiring, moving, surprising, and often funny memoir about the transformative power of her unusual friendship with a wild fox.

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 Read reviewImaginative Possession: Learning to Live in the Antipodes

Imaginative Possession: Learning to Live in the Antipodes

Belinda Probert

Wondering how migrants can fully settle on this ancient continent, Belinda Probert bought a property in the "country" to observe things more closely and learn to garden differently

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Roots

Roots

SBS Emerging Writers' Competition

Roots brings us thirty of the best stories chosen from more than 2000 entries in the inaugural SBS Emerging Writers' Competition. Voices from a new vein of emerging Australian literary talent.

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Power Play

Power Play

Julia Banks

An explosive memoir-meets-handbook from the bravest woman in modern Australian politics, helping empower women in or aspiring to leadership.

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28: A Memoir of Football, Addiction, Art, Masculinity and Love

28: A Memoir of Football, Addiction, Art, Masculinity and Love

Brandon Jack

A brutally honest memoir that completely rethinks what it means to be a man.

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 Read reviewThe First Time I Thought I Was Dying

The First Time I Thought I Was Dying

Sarah Walker

A dazzling collection of essays that unpacks our unruly bodies and minds and questions why we are taught to fear and punish them, from an exciting and award-winning new author

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 Read reviewMuddy People: A Memoir

Muddy People: A Memoir

Sara El Sayed

A hilarious, heartwarming memoir of growing up and becoming oneself in an Egyptian Muslim family

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Oh, What a Lovely Century

Oh, What a Lovely Century

Roderic Fenwick Owen

For readers of Anne Glenconner's Lady in Waiting or William Boyd's Any Human Heart, here lies a through-the-keyhole story of love, sex, war, tragedy and adventure that traverses the breadth of the 20th Century.

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The Keeper of Miracles

The Keeper of Miracles

Phillip Maisel

The memoir of a Holocaust survivor keeping alive the stories of his generation.

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A Week in September

A Week in September

Peter Rees, Sue Langford

Through a precious cache of WWII letters, a story of war is revealed. But also, most movingly, a story of love, resilience and survival, from award-winning and bestselling writer, Peter Rees.

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 Read reviewWhere We Swim

Where We Swim

Ingrid Horrocks

As Ingrid Horrocks takes swims in rivers, oceans and pools around the world, she considers her relationship with water and with the world around her

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Recipe for a Kinder Life

Recipe for a Kinder Life

Annie Smithers

Recipe for a Kinder Life offers a guiding hand for anyone, from the city to the regions, who yearns to live more gently. It is about caring for land and reaping the bounty. 

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I Alone Can Fix It: Donald J. Trump's Catastrophic Final Year

I Alone Can Fix It: Donald J. Trump’s Catastrophic Final Year

Carol D. Leonnig, Philip Rucker

The definitive behind-the-scenes story of Trump's final year in office, by Philip Rucker and Carol Leonnig, the Pulitzer Prize winning reporters and authors of the #1 New York Times bestseller, A Very Stable Genius

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Dissolve

Dissolve

Nikki Gemmell

This story of a writer finding her voice, struggling to have a room of her own, is the story of ALL women finding space for themselves against the 'very important men' in their lives. It's the story of every woman's life.

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Blessed: The Breakout Year of Rampaging Roy Slaven

Blessed: The Breakout Year of Rampaging Roy Slaven

John Doyle

Who is Rampaging Roy Slaven? John Doyle, the man who knows him best, delves into the early years of the master of midfield mayhem.

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Let's Talk About Hard Things

Let’s Talk About Hard Things

Anna Sale

Let's Talk About Hard Things is candid, unflinching, and entertaining in its quest to make everyone more comfortable with the uncomfortable realities of life.

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 Special priceLast Shot

Last Shot

Jock Zonfrillo, Jimmy Barnes

A coming-of-age memoir of addiction, ambition and redemption in the high-stakes world of Michelin star kitchens.

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Escape from Manus: The Untold True Story

Escape from Manus: The Untold True Story

Jaivet Ealom

The powerful account of how one man escaped the prison of Manus Island. A true story of bravery and resilience.

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The Education of Young Donald Trilogy: Including Confessions of a New Boy and Portrait of an Optimist

The Education of Young Donald Trilogy: Including Confessions of a New Boy and Portrait of an Optimist

Donald Horne, Julia Horne, Nick Horne, Tracy Sorenson

A classic of Australian literature, The Education of Young Donald Trilogy combines Donald Horne's three autobiographies in one volume.

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House of Kwa

House of Kwa

Mimi Kwa

Wild Swans meets Flesh Wounds in this riveting family saga spanning four generations

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 Read reviewThe Mother Wound

The Mother Wound

Amani Haydar

A story of female resilience and the role of motherhood in the home and in the world, Amani Haydar uses her own strength to help other survivors find their voices.

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The Broken House: Growing up under Hitler

The Broken House: Growing up under Hitler

Horst Kruger, Shaun Whiteside

The major rediscovery of a forgotten masterpiece in the mould of Alone in Berlin and Stoner - the literary memoir of a youth in Nazi Germany.

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You Lose Yourself You Reappear

You Lose Yourself You Reappear

Paul Morley

An insightful biography of one of the world's greatest musicians, Bob Dylan, by bestselling author Paul Morley.

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A History of My Brief Body

A History of My Brief Body

Billy-Ray Belcourt

A dazzling collection of personal essays from internationally acclaimed First Nations Canadian writer Billy-Ray Belcourt, who mines his own personal history to reconcile the world he was born into with the world that could be.

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 Special priceRememberings

Rememberings

Sinead O'Connor

An intimate and revelatory memoir from the iconic, acclaimed singer-songwriter

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 Read reviewThe Three Burials of Lotty Kneen

The Three Burials of Lotty Kneen

Krissy Kneen

From Stella Prize-shortlisted author Krissy Kneen comes an intergenerational study of family-a journey into memory, trauma and the lifelong secrets of a towering matriarch.

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 Read reviewLate Bloomer: How an Autism Diagnosis Changed My Life

Late Bloomer: How an Autism Diagnosis Changed My Life

Clem Bastow

Clem Bastow grew up feeling like she'd missed a key memo on human behaviour. Then at age 36 she received a life-changing diagnosis: she was autistic.

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 Read reviewFury

Fury

Kathryn Heyman

A raw, painfully honest, heartbreaking account of a young woman raising herself out of abuse and poverty to become her own hero.

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Daughter of the River Country

Daughter of the River Country

Dianne O'Brien

From a victim of the ‘stolen generations' comes a remarkable memoir of abuse, survival - and ultimately hope.

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 Read reviewThe Secret to Superhuman Strength

The Secret to Superhuman Strength

Alison Bechdel

From the author of Fun Home, a profoundly affecting graphic memoir of Bechdel's lifelong love affair with exercise, set against a hilarious chronicle of fitness fads in our times

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Too Migrant, Too Muslim, Too Loud

Too Migrant, Too Muslim, Too Loud

Mehreen Faruqi

A no-holds-barred memoir and outspoken manifesto from Senator, role model, and modern Australian hero Mehreen Faruqi.

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The Brilliant Boy: Doc Evatt and the Great Australian Dissent

The Brilliant Boy: Doc Evatt and the Great Australian Dissent

Gideon Haigh

The Brilliant Boy is a feat of remarkable historical perception, deep research and masterful storytelling. It confirms Gideon Haigh as not only our finest cricket writer, but one of our best writers of non-fiction. 

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Happy Endings

Happy Endings

Bella Green

Happy Endings is a hilarious and compelling memoir from a bright and bold new Australian voice.

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Three-Martini Afternoons at the Ritz

Three-Martini Afternoons at the Ritz

Gail Crowther

A vividly rendered and empathetic exploration of how two of the greatest poets of the 20th century-Sylvia Plath and Anne Sexton-became bitter rivals and, eventually, friends.

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My Life as a Villainess: Essays

My Life as a Villainess: Essays

Laura Lippman

The first essay collection from the acclaimed crime novelist, a candid portrait of a life lived unapologetically.

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The Ghost In The Garden: In Search of Darwin's Lost Garden

The Ghost In The Garden: In Search of Darwin’s Lost Garden

Jude Piesse

The forgotten garden which inspired Charles Darwin becomes the modern-day setting for an exploration of memory, family, and the legacy of genius.

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Do Something for Nothing

Do Something for Nothing

Joshua Coombes

Based on the grassroots movement and Netflix film hosted by Morgan Freeman, this is a beautiful, moving and inspiring collection of photographs capturing the stories behind those living on the streets across the globe.

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 Read reviewBeeswing: Fairport, Folk Rock and Finding My Voice, 1967-75

Beeswing: Fairport, Folk Rock and Finding My Voice, 1967-75

Richard Thompson

Beeswing is the autobiography from world-renowned artist Richard Thompson, co-founder of the legendary folk rock group Fairport Convention.

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Everything Harder Than Everything Else

Everything Harder Than Everything Else

Jenny Valentish

It's part of human nature to test our limits. But what happens when this part comes to define us?

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Lovers and Others

Lovers and Others

Tom Lowenstein

In this richly illustrated volume full of photographs from Lowenstein's personal archives documenting his long-standing friendships and reflecting the volume's heady mixture of accounting, art and wine.

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A Paper Inheritance

A Paper Inheritance

Dymphna Stella Rees

When Dymphna Stella Rees - named after family friends Dymphna Cusack and Stella Miles Franklin - finds bundles of love letters buried in her parents' archive, she is intrigued by the discovery.

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Brat: An 80's Story

Brat: An 80’s Story

Andrew McCarthy

Fans of Patti Smith's Just Kids and Rob Lowe's Stories I Only Tell My Friends will love this beautifully written, entertaining and bracingly honest memoir by an actor, director and author who found his start as a 1980s Hollywood...

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 Read reviewReal Estate

Real Estate

Deborah Levy

Fearless and essential - the highly anticipated final instalment in Deborah Levy's critically acclaimed 'Living Autobiography'

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The Lost Cafe Schindler

The Lost Cafe Schindler

Meriel Schindler

A fascinating memoir in the vein of East West Street, The Lost Cafe Schindler offers a profound reflection on memory, truth, trauma and the importance of cake.

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The Chief Witness

The Chief Witness

Sayragul Sauytbay, Alexandra Cavelius, Caroline Waight

A shocking depiction of one of the world's most ruthless regimes -- and the story of one woman's fight to survive.

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Yearbook

Yearbook

Seth Rogen

A collection of funny personal essays from Seth Rogen, one of the writers of Superbad and Pineapple Express and one of the producers of The Disaster Artist, Neighbors, and The Boys.

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I Am a Girl from Africa

I Am a Girl from Africa

Elizabeth Nyamayaro

A powerful memoir about a girl from Africa whose near-death experience sparked a dream that changed the world.

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 Read reviewStranger Care: A Memoir of Loving What Isn't Ours

Stranger Care: A Memoir of Loving What Isn’t Ours

Sarah Sentilles

A devastating memoir about motherhood, from the award-winning author of Draw Your Weapons

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My Autobiography of Carson McCullers

My Autobiography of Carson McCullers

Jenn Shapland

A genre-defying examination of identity, queerness and love in the vein of Maggie Nelson's Argonauts

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Black is the Body

Black is the Body

Emily Bernard

In twelve intensely personal, interconnected essays, Emily Bernard sets out to tell stories from her life that enable her to talk about truth, race, family and relationships, and much more.

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Broken: In the Best Possible Way

Broken: In the Best Possible Way

Jenny Lawson

Hilarious, heart-warming and honest, Broken is about living, surviving and thriving with anxiety. A must-have for fans of Tina Fey, Amy Poehler and David Sedaris.

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 Read reviewAs Beautiful As Any Other: A Memoir of My Body

As Beautiful As Any Other: A Memoir of My Body

Kaya Wilson

When Kaya Wilson came out to his parents as transgender, a year after a near-death surfing accident and just weeks before his father's death, he was met with a startling family history of concealed queerness and shame.

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Crying in H Mart

Crying in H Mart

Michelle Zauner

From the indie rockstar Japanese Breakast, and author of the viral 2018 New Yorker piece that shares the title of this book, an unflinching, powerful memoir about growing up mixed-race, of Korean food, losing her Korean mother,...

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Raceless: In Search of Family, Identity, and the Truth About Where I Belong

Raceless: In Search of Family, Identity, and the Truth About Where I Belong

Georgina Lawton

A stunning family memoir by journalist Georgina Lawton, exploring race, identity and the devasting effect of long-held secrets on a happy family.

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Debesa: The Story of Frank and Katie Rodriguez

Debesa: The Story of Frank and Katie Rodriguez

Dr Cindy Solonec

Debesa is a sweeping social history of one family's struggles and triumphs set against the backdrop of the beauty of the West Kimberley.

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Racism: Stories on Fear, Hate and Bigotry

Racism: Stories on Fear, Hate and Bigotry

Winnie Dunn, Stephen Pham, Phoebe Grainer

Are we a nation of racists? Thirty-nine writers confront our darkest truths in this fearless collection of short stories, poems and essays from the margins of Australia.

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Empire of Pain: The Secret History of the Sackler Dynasty

Empire of Pain: The Secret History of the Sackler Dynasty

Patrick Radden Keefe

The story of the Sackler Dynasty, Purdue Pharma, and their involvement in the opioid crisis that has created millions of addicts, even as it generated billions of dollars in profit.

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World Travel: An Irreverent Guide

World Travel: An Irreverent Guide

Anthony Bourdain, Laurie Woolever, Wesley Allsbrook

A celebration of the life and legacy of one of the most important food writers of all time - the inimitable Anthony Bourdain

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Off the Charts

Off the Charts

Georgie Carroll

Stories full of infectious, hospital-grade humour and loads of heart, from Australia's favourite nurse.

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Fragments of an Infinite Memory

Fragments of an Infinite Memory

Mael Renouard, Peter Behrman de Sinety

A deeply informed, yet playful and ironic look at how the internet has changed human experience, memory, and our sense of self, and that belongs on the shelf with the best writings of Roland Barthes and Jean Baudrillard.

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 Read reviewCar Crash: A Memoir

Car Crash: A Memoir

Lech Blaine

What is it like to survive a crash that kills your best friends, and how do you move on? From an exceptional debut writer comes a stunning memoir about grief, perseverance and courage.

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Duchess Countess

Duchess Countess

Catherine Ostler

The remarkable story of the 18th century aristocrat who scandalised the nation

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 Read reviewLapsed

Lapsed

Monica Dux

What happens when a good Catholic girl goes AWOL?

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 Read reviewMy Rock 'n' Roll Friend

My Rock ‘n’ Roll Friend

Tracey Thorn

An exploration of female friendship and women in music, from the iconic singer-songwriter and bestselling author of Another Planet and Bedsit Disco Queen

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A Restless Hungry Feeling:The Double Life of Bob Dylan Vol. 1: 1941-1966

A Restless Hungry Feeling:The Double Life of Bob Dylan Vol. 1: 1941-1966

Clinton Heylin

The definitive biography of one contemporary culture's most iconic and mysterious figures - musical revolutionary, Nobel Prize-winner, chart-topping recording artist

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 Read reviewEmotional Female

Emotional Female

Yumiko Kadota

Emotional Female charts Kadota's rugged journey through ambition and dedication to exploitation and eventual collapse - and beyond.

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 Read reviewThe Believer

The Believer

Sarah Krasnostein

From award-winning author Sarah Krasnostein comes an exploration of the power of belief.     

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Two Cultures, One Story

Two Cultures, One Story

Dr Robert Isaacs, Tanaz Byramji

Told with grace and strength, this memoir shares the inside story of a respected Elder and his drive to break down cultural barriers and improve the lives of his people.

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Heartsick

Heartsick

Jessie Stephens

Based on three true stories, Heartsick is a compelling narrative nonfiction account of the many lows and occasional surprising highs of heartbreak

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Plunder

Plunder

Menachem Kaiser

From a gifted young writer, the story of his quest to reclaim his family's apartment building in Poland - and of the astonishing entanglement with Nazi treasure hunters that follows

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Consent

Consent

Vanessa Springora, Natasha Lehrer

Already an international literary sensation, an intimate and powerful memoir of a young French teenage girl's relationship with a famous, much older male writer-a universal #MeToo story of power, manipulation, trauma, recovery,...

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Turns Out, I'm Fine: How Not to Fall Apart

Turns Out, I’m Fine: How Not to Fall Apart

Judith Lucy

In her most candid and insightful book yet, Judith looks at her family and relationships to understand how despite being a feminist, her hopes and expectations have been shaped by men - including her work.

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Between Two Kingdoms

Between Two Kingdoms

Suleika Jaouad

We all face moments that bring us to our knees- heartbreak, trauma, illness. When things don't go to plan this is the book to reach for - an inspirational memoir about what the struggle to survive teaches us about how to...

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Loud

Loud

Tana Douglas

What goes on tour stays on tour - unless you're the the first woman roadie in the world

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For Now

For Now

Eileen Myles

In this third Why I Write volume, Eileen Myles addresses the social, political, and aesthetic conditions that shape their work

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The Beauty of Living Twice

The Beauty of Living Twice

Sharon Stone

She was one of the most renowned actresses in the world - until a massive stroke cost her not only her health, but her career, family, fortune...

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The Code Breaker

The Code Breaker

Walter Isaacson

The bestselling author of Leonardo da Vinci and Steve Jobs returns with a gripping account of how the pioneering scientist Jennifer Doudna, along with her colleagues and rivals, launched a revolution that will allow us to cure...

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 Read reviewNo Document

No Document

Anwen Crawford

No Document is an urgent, groundbreaking work of non-fiction that reimagines the boundaries that divide us - as people, nations and species - and asks how we can create forms of solidarity that endure.

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 Read reviewEating with My Mouth Open

Eating with My Mouth Open

Sam van Zweden

Eating with My Mouth Open is food writing like you've never seen before: honest, brave, and exceptionally tasty. Lyrically written, Sam van Zweden offers a millennial response to classic food writers, revelling in body positivity...

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You've Got To Be Kidding

You’ve Got To Be Kidding

Todd Alexander

The hilarious new take on country life by one of Australia's bestselling authors  

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Lost Cat

Lost Cat

Mary Gaitskill

Lost Cat begins with the story of how Gaitskill rescued a stray cat in Italy and brought him to live with her in the US, where he went missing. As she explores the unexpected trauma of her loss, Gaitskill describes how she came to...

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Old Seems to be Other People

Old Seems to be Other People

Lily Brett

Sparkling with wit and wisdom, Old Seems to be Other People is a collection of essays by Lily Brett that explores the hilarity, challenges and poignancy of getting older. Stories are simultaneously hilarious, serious and utterly...

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Leonard Cohen, Untold Stories: The Early Years

Leonard Cohen, Untold Stories: The Early Years

Michael Posner

The extraordinary life of one of the world's greatest music and literary icons, in the words of those who knew him best.

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 Read reviewThe Shape Of Sound

The Shape Of Sound

Fiona Murphy

A vivid and essential memoir of deafness, disability and identity by Australian writer Fiona Murphy

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Son of the Brush: A memoir

Son of the Brush: A memoir

Tim Olsen

Tim Olsen is the son of arguably Australia's greatest living artist, Dr John Olsen. Son of the Brush is his fascinating, candid memoir of what it was like to grow up in the shadow of artistic genius, with all its wonder,...

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Shanghai Acrobat

Shanghai Acrobat

Jingjing Xue

For readers of Mao's Last Dancer comes the inspiring true story of a world-famous acrobat who escaped communist China to begin a new life in Australia.     

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Truths from an Unreliable Witness

Truths from an Unreliable Witness

Fiona O'Loughlin

Truths from an Unreliable Witness is a fiercely honest and wryly funny memoir of melancholy, love, marriage, the loss of love and marriage, homelessness, of hotel rooms strewn with empty mini-bar bottles of vodka, of waking from a...

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Really Saying Something

Really Saying Something

Sara Dallin, Keren Woodward

In the early eighties, best friends Sara Dallin and Keren Woodward arrived at the YWCA in London, with their sights set on careers in journalism and the media... but that wasn't to be. London was the most vibrant and culturally...

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 Read reviewMy Year of Living Vulnerably

My Year of Living Vulnerably

Rick Morton

From Rick Morton, the author of the bestselling, critically acclaimed memoir One Hundred Years of Dirt comes a dazzlingly brilliant book about love, trauma and recovery, My Year of Living Vulnerably.

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Lioness

Lioness

Sue Brierley

Saroo Brierley's journey home to a small village in India with the help of Google Earth became an internationally bestselling book and inspired the major motion picture Lion. But the story of how his adoptive mother, Sue, came...

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The Best of Me

The Best of Me

David Sedaris

A lavish gift edition of David Sedaris's best stories, spanning his spectacular bestselling career. Hand-picked by David himself, these are stories that will make you laugh and cry, sometimes at the same time, from the funniest...

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 Read reviewSex, Lies and Question Time

Sex, Lies and Question Time

Kate Ellis

Kate Ellis bursts the Canberra bubble to reveal what life is like for our female MPs, and why it's the best and worst job in the world.

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Monsters

Monsters

Alison Croggon

From award-winning writer and critic Alison Croggon, Monsters is a hybrid of memoir and essay that takes as its point of departure the painful breakdown of a relationship between two sisters. 

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Sweet Dreams

Sweet Dreams

Dylan Jones

Sweet Dreams charts the rise of the New Romantics, a scene that grew out of the remnants of the post-punk period and developed alongside club culture, ska, electronica, and goth.

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Boy On Fire: The Young Nick Cave

Boy On Fire: The Young Nick Cave

Mark Mordue

The first volume of the long-awaited, near-mythical biography of Nick Cave, by award-winning writer, Mark Mordue.  

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 Read reviewThe Care Factor

The Care Factor

Ailsa Wild

A portrait of a nurse in Australia as she returns to the ICU and encounters the frontline of the pandemic crisis on many fronts.    

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Beethoven: A Life in Nine Pieces

Beethoven: A Life in Nine Pieces

Laura Tunbridge

A major new biography published for the 250th anniversary of Beethoven's birth, offering a fresh, human portrayal

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 Special priceDolly Parton, Songteller

Dolly Parton, Songteller

Dolly Parton, Robert K. Oermann

Dolly Parton, Songteller: My Life in Lyrics is a landmark celebration of the remarkable life and career of a country music and pop culture legend.

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In the Eye of the Storm

In the Eye of the Storm

Robert Reynolds, Shirleene Robinson, Paul Sendziuk

Tells the remarkable story of AIDS volunteers who engaged in a struggle for life against death. For the first time, by focusing on individual life stories, this book explores the crucial role of the men and women who volunteered...

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Promises to Keep

Promises to Keep

Joe Biden

Democratic Senator Biden, one of the most recognizable figures in the U.S. government, presents an insiders look at life in the Senate, Washington politics, and American foreign policy.

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The Soul of a Woman

The Soul of a Woman

Isabel Allende

The wise, warm, defiant new book from literary legend Isabel Allende - a meditation on power, feminism and what it means to be a woman.

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The Puzzle Solver

The Puzzle Solver

Tracie White, Ronald W Davis

The Puzzle Solver follows Ronald Davis as he unravels the molecular trail within his own son's donated blood and genome, to begin to find answers about chronic fatigue syndrome. He confirms this is a biological disease and...

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The Good Hand

The Good Hand

Michael Patrick F. Smith

Oil work is hard, manual and deadly. In this blistering memoir, Michael Flanagan Smith offers a vision of what life is like for the men doing the world's dirty work.

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He.

He.

Murray Bail

Fragments and reflections from the life of a revered Australian writer

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 Read reviewOne Day I'll Remember This: Diaries 1987-1995

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

Helen Garner

In this second volume of diaries from one of Australia's greatest writers, we see Garner in love; asking herself questions about relationships, individuality, morality and contentment.      

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Women of a Certain Rage

Women of a Certain Rage

Liz Byrski

This book is the result of what happened when Liz Byrski asked twenty Australian women from widely different backgrounds, races, beliefs and identities to take up the challenge of writing about rage.

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The Heart and Other Monsters

The Heart and Other Monsters

Rose Andersen

A riveting, deeply personal exploration of the opioid crisis--an empathic memoir infused with hints of true crime.

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In My Past Life I Was Cleopatra

In My Past Life I Was Cleopatra

Amal Awad

A sceptical believer's journey through the new age.

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With My Little Eye

With My Little Eye

Sandra Hogan

With My Little Eye is a poignant and very funny account of a peculiar childhood in 1950s suburban Australia.  

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 Read reviewLiterary Lion Tamers

Literary Lion Tamers

Craig Munro

In this unique and entertaining blend of memoir, biography, and literary detective work, highly respected former fiction editor Craig Munro recreates the lives and careers of Australia's most renowned literary editors and...

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Aftershocks

Aftershocks

Nadia Owusu

An exceptional memoir about race, family and belonging for a moment when identity and division dominate our global politics

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 Special priceA Promised Land

A Promised Land

Barack Obama

A riveting, deeply personal account of history in the making-from the 44th President of the United States, Barack Obama. This is the first volume in an unmissable two-part memoir, which covers his early political career and his...

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Not a Novel

Not a Novel

Jenny Erpenbeck

Not a Novel gathers together the best of Jenny Erpenbeck's non-fiction. Drawing from her 25 years of thinking and writing, the book plots a journey through the works and subjects that have inspired and influenced her.

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The Japanese: A History in Twenty Lives

The Japanese: A History in Twenty Lives

Christopher Harding

Chris Harding's enormously enjoyable new book distils Japan's long, complex and fascinating history into the stories of twenty remarkable individuals. 

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 Special priceThe Dead Are Arising

The Dead Are Arising

Les Payne, Tamara Payne

An epic biography of Malcolm X finally emerges, drawing on hundreds of hours of the author's interviews, rewriting much of the known narrative.      

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Walking With Ghosts

Walking With Ghosts

Gabriel Byrne

A highly anticipated memoir by Gabriel Byrne, award-winning actor. Walking with Ghosts is an exquisite portrait of an Irish childhood and a remarkable journey to Hollywood and Broadway success.

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Essex Girls

Essex Girls

Sarah Perry

Essex Girls are disreputable, disrespectful and disobedient. They speak out of turn, too loudly and too often, in an accent irritating to the ruling classes.Their bodies are hyper-sexualised and irredeemably vulgar. They are given...

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Joe Biden: American Dreamer

Joe Biden: American Dreamer

Evan Osnos

The new biography of President-elect Joe Biden by National Book Award winner and New Yorker staff writer Evan Osnos

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Bachar Houli: Faith, Football and Family

Bachar Houli: Faith, Football and Family

Bachar Houli, Waleed Aly

Writing for the first time, Houli explores the experiences and beliefs that sparked his trailblazing success as a Muslim footballer, and that established him as a leading voice within the AFL community for inclusion, understanding...

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How We Live Now

How We Live Now

Bill Hayes

From the beloved author of Insomniac City, a poignant and profound tribute in stories and images to a city amidst a pandemic.

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Banks

Banks

Grantlee Kieza

By award-winning bestselling writer Grantlee Kieza, Banks is a rich and rollicking biography of one of the most colourful and intriguing characters in the history of exploration.

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Christmas Tales

Christmas Tales

William McInnes

'Tis the season to be jolly! One of Australia's favourite storytellers is back with a collection of stories about everyone's favourite family holiday.

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Cathy Goes to Canberra

Cathy Goes to Canberra

Cathy McGowan

Whenever anyone tells you that only the big parties or star candidates have a chance of winning a seat in federal parliament, just say 'Cathy McGowan'.

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Belief

Belief

Marlion Pickett, Dave Warner

From prison to premiership glory; this is Marlion Pickett's extraordinary story.

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The Rock

The Rock

Aaron Smith

Journalist Aaron Smith's new memoir holds  up a unique mirror to Australia. What he sees is at once amazing, disturbing  and revealing. 

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Searching for Charlotte

Searching for Charlotte

Kate Forsyth, Belinda Murrell

The extraordinary, long-buried life story of Australia's earliest published children's author, Searching for Charlotte combines elements of biography, recreation of history and rediscovery of family history. It is a sometimes...

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Sad Mum Lady

Sad Mum Lady

Ashe Davenport

Unapologetic and frank, Sad Mum Lady navigates the joys of motherhood in ways that will be familiar, hilarious and essential reading for parents and non-parents alike. Savage, true and deeply relatable - finally, a book that...

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Love Marriage in Kabul

Love Marriage in Kabul

Sanaz Fotouhi

In 2006, Sanaz Fotouhi, a young woman in her twenties, travels to Afghanistan with her partner to make a film Seven years and four trips later their feature documentary Love Marriage in Kabul wins awards and the hearts of...

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 Special priceIs This Anything?

Is This Anything?

Jerry Seinfeld

The first book in twenty-five years from Jerry Seinfeld features his best work across five decades in comedy.

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Soar

Soar

David McAllister

From the backblocks of Perth to international stardom, this is a story of courage to fight against the odds for your passion and succeed. 

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Solitude & Company

Solitude & Company

Silvana Paternostro, Edith Grossman

An oral history biography of the legendary Latin American writer and Nobel laureate Gabriel GarcA a MArquez, brimming with atmosphere and insight from those that knew him.

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 Read reviewOnly Happiness Here

Only Happiness Here

Gabrielle Carey

Elizabeth von Arnim is one of the early 20th century's most famous - and forgotten -authors. Her novels were ahead of their time in their representation of women and their pursuit of happiness.

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