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The Yellow House

The Yellow House

Sarah M. Broom

A brilliant, haunting and unforgettable memoir of home and family, from a stunning new talent, set in a shotgun house in New Orleans.     

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The Sphinx

The Sphinx

Hugo Vickers

A completely revised and updated edition of Hugo Vickers's original biography of Gladys Deacon, the second wife of the 9th Duke of Marlborough and fiercely intelligent beauty who was at the glittering centre of Belle Epoque...

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Finding Chika

Finding Chika

Mitch Albom

International number one bestseller Mitch Albom's first work of non-fiction in ten years - his most personal story to date.

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Buru Island

Buru Island

Hersri Setiawan, Jennifer Lindsay

Buru Island was the site of Indonesia's most remote and infamous  prison camp. In the wake of the 1965 repression of the political Left, between  1969 and 1979, approximately 12,000 men were held on Buru without formal...

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Tea and Scotch with Bradman

Tea and Scotch with Bradman

Roland Perry

In 1995, journalist and author Roland Perry wrote to Sir Donald Bradman requesting an interview for a biography he was planning of the great cricketer. Surprisingly, the Don agreed. It was the start of a conversation that...

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Letters from Tove

Letters from Tove

Tove Jansson, Boel Westin, Helen Svensson, Sarah Death

A revelation and a gift for all Tove Jansson (and Moomin) fans.

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On the High Wire

On the High Wire

Philippe Petit, Paul Auster

The star of Man on Wire offers a meditation on the ecstasy of conquering our fears and reaching for the stars, translated and introduced by Paul Auster

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Meet Me in Buenos Aires

Meet Me in Buenos Aires

Marlene Hobsbawm

An intensely personal and revealing biography of life with Eric Hobsbawm one of the 20th Century's most influential intellectuals A rich and fascinating life - from pre-war Vienna via an emigre childhood in the UK and on to...

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The Other Side of the Coin: The Queen, the Dresser and the Wardrobe

The Other Side of the Coin: The Queen, the Dresser and the Wardrobe

Angela Kelly

Angela has worked with The Queen and walked the corridors of the Royal Household for twenty-five years, initially as Her Majesty's Senior Dresser and then latterly as Her Majesty's Personal Advisor, Curator, Wardrobe and In-house...

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Will

Will

Will Self

An intense and anarchic memoir of addiction from one of Britain's most original writers.   

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Caroline's Dilemma

Caroline’s Dilemma

Bettina Bradbury

Caroline Kearney's husband bequeathed her a heart-breaking dilemma. Writing his will as he lay dying in Melbourne in 1865, Edward Kearney promised his wife GBP100 a year and more to educate their sons, but only if she moved to...

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Mutual Admiration Society

Mutual Admiration Society

Mo Moulton

In Mutual Admiration Society Royal Historical Society fellow Mo Moulton relates the remarkable friendship of renowned crime novelist Dorothy L. Sayers and five other women at the vanguard of equal rights, who were among the first...

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For Small Creatures Such as We

For Small Creatures Such as We

Sasha Sagan

For Small Creatures Such as We hunts for the meaning behind our most common, beloved celebrations and envisions how we can grow these roots into new and fulfilling secular rituals. From the daughter of celebrated scientist, Carl...

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Remembering Bob

Remembering Bob

Sue Pieters-Hawke

A warm, moving and revealing collection of stories and memories about Bob Hawke from across the nation, edited by his eldest daughter.   

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Able: Fully Updated Edition

Able: Fully Updated Edition

Dylan Alcott

The incredible life of an astonishing athlete and now disability advocate - fully updated to include Wimbledon and French Open wins and more

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Lost Letters from Vienna

Lost Letters from Vienna

Sue Course

In 1977, Sue Course discovered a box of airmail letters in the dark recesses of a cupboard, written in German.    

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 Special priceBob Hawke: The Complete Biography

Bob Hawke: The Complete Biography

Blanche d'Alpuget

To mark Bob Hawke's extraordinary life and legacy, this master work brings together the story of the man in full in a definitive hardback commemorative biography.

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Perspective

Perspective

Ellyse Perry

A book of shared insights from one of Australia's most inspiring athletes.

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Between the Stops

Between the Stops

Sandi Toksvig

This long-awaited memoir from one of Britain's best-loved celebrities - a writer, broadcaster, activist, comic on stage, screen and radio for nearly forty years, presenter of QI and Great British Bake Off star - is an...

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The Lives of Lucian Freud: Youth 1922 - 1968

The Lives of Lucian Freud: Youth 1922 - 1968

William Feaver

Though ferociously private, Lucian Freud spoke every week for decades to his close confidante and collaborator William Feaver - about painting and the art world, but also about his life and loves. The result is this a unique,...

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 Special priceWhen All Is Said and Done

When All Is Said and Done

Neale Daniher

Neale Daniher sat down to pen a letter to the grandchildren he'll never get to know. And then he kept on writing ... When All is Said & Done is a book of stories and wisdom from a man who has always held his beliefs to the...

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 Read reviewYellow Notebook: Diaries Volume One, 1978-1987

Yellow Notebook: Diaries Volume One, 1978-1987

Helen Garner

The private diaries of one of Australia's greatest living writers, the much loved, fearless and fierce Helen Garner.

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 Read reviewYour Own Kind of Girl

Your Own Kind of Girl

Clare Bowditch

Clare Bowditch has always had a knack for telling stories. Through her music and performing, this beloved Australian artist has touched hundreds of thousands of lives. But what of the stories she used to tell herself? That 'real...

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Paris or Die: A Memoir

Paris or Die: A Memoir

Jayne Tuttle

Losing your heart in Paris can sometimes mean also losing your head.

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 Special priceTell Me Why: The Story of My Life and My Music

Tell Me Why: The Story of My Life and My Music

Archie Roach

One of the most powerful and highly anticipated life stories to be told in Australian history. A breathtakingly powerful memoir by beloved Australian music legend Archie Roach - stolen child, musical and lyrical genius and the...

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Fighting for Hakeem

Fighting for Hakeem

Craig Foster, Alex Engel-Mallon

How people power challenged two monarchies, a military junta, and the world's largest sporting institutions ... and won

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Lady in Waiting: My Extraordinary Life in the Shadow of the Crown

Lady in Waiting: My Extraordinary Life in the Shadow of the Crown

Anne Glenconner

The remarkable life of Lady in Waiting to Princess Margaret who was also a Maid of Honour at the Queen's Coronation - and is a character in The Crown this autumn. Anne Glenconner reveals the real events behind The Crown as well as...

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Janis: Her Life and Music

Janis: Her Life and Music

Holly George-Warren

The first biography of Janis Joplin to establish her as the rule-breaking trailblazer and complicated, gender-bending rebel she was - based on unprecedented access to her family, friends, forgotten archives, and long-lost...

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 Special priceThe Beautiful Ones

The Beautiful Ones

Prince

The Beautiful Ones is the official story of Prince's life, told through his own words, work, and personal effects, illustrated in beautiful colour full-colour. It will be an intimate, unconventional narrative, echoing his mantra...

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The Shelf Life of Zora Cross

The Shelf Life of Zora Cross

Cathy Perkins

Australian poet and journalist Zora Cross caused a sensation in 1917 with her book Songs of Love and Life. Here was a young woman who looked like a Sunday school teacher, celebrating sexual passion in a provocative series of...

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 Special priceMe: Elton John

Me: Elton John

Elton John

A multiple Grammy-winning legend and flamboyant superstar, Elton is the most enduringly successful singer/songwriter of all time. Fans have been eagerly waiting for him to tell his story. Now the wait is over.<br...

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 Read reviewUnfollow

Unfollow

Megan Phelps-Roper

The metamorphic journey of Megan Phelps-Roper: a young woman raised in a religious hate group, who has become an advocate for equality, diversity and tolerance.

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 Special priceFace It: A Memoir

Face It: A Memoir

Debbie Harry

A multilayered memoir from a multifaceted artist

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 Read reviewJack Charles: Born-again Blakfella

Jack Charles: Born-again Blakfella

Jack Charles

Jack Charles has worn many hats throughout his life: actor, cat burglar, musician, heroin addict, activist, even Senior Victorian Australian of the Year. But the title he's most proud to claim is that of Aboriginal Elder.

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 Read reviewThe Way Through the Woods: Of Mushrooms and Mourning

The Way Through the Woods: Of Mushrooms and Mourning

Long Litt Woon

One woman's journey to overcome grief by delving into an overlooked wonder of nature.

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Once More We Saw Stars: A Memoir - as listed in Time's 100 Must-Read Books of 2019

Once More We Saw Stars: A Memoir - as listed in Time’s 100 Must-Read Books of 2019

Jayson Greene

A moving, transcendent memoir of the loss of a child and the survival of love in the wake of unimaginable tragedy. For readers who loved Paul Kalanithi's When Breath Becomes Air.

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Mama's Boy: A Memoir

Mama’s Boy: A Memoir

Dustin Lance Black

A candid, vivid, powerfully resonant memoir about growing up Mormon in Texas from an Academy Award-winning screenwriter and leading spokesperson for LGBTQ rights.

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The Ginger Child: On Family, Loss and Adoption

The Ginger Child: On Family, Loss and Adoption

Patrick Flanery (Author)

A raw and heart-wrenching literary memoir about a queer couple's attempt to adopt a child.

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Rudolf Nureyev: The Life

Rudolf Nureyev: The Life

Julie Kavanagh

Born on a train in Stalin's Russia, Rudolf Nureyev was ballet's pop icon. Nureyev's achievements and conquests became legendary: he rose out of Tatar peasant poverty to become the Kirov's thrilling maverick star; slept with his...

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 Special price Read reviewBreaking Badly

Breaking Badly

Georgie Dent

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Alice to Prague

Alice to Prague

Tanya Heaslip

A bittersweet story of a search for identity, belonging and love, set in a time, a place and with a man that fill Tanya's life with contradictions.

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The Chronology of Water

The Chronology of Water

Lidia Yuknavitch

A journey of addiction, grief and the healing power of art - the highly acclaimed memoir from the author of The Book of Joan

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How Death Becomes Life

How Death Becomes Life

Joshua Mezrich

A beautifully written and compelling memoir of a largely unexplored area of medicine: transplant surgery.

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The Wasp and the Orchid

The Wasp and the Orchid

Danielle Clode

Award-winning zoologist and author Danielle Clode presents the life of one of Australia's foremost female naturalists, Edith Coleman, and the story of the quest to recover her from the footnotes of history - now available in trade...

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Imperfect

Imperfect

Lee Kofman

By turns illuminating, confronting and deeply personal, Imperfect challenges us all to consider how we exist in the world and how our bodies shape the people we become.   

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