Readings Recommends: Biographies & Memoirs

Then It Fell Apart

Then It Fell Apart

Moby

The second volume of Moby's extraordinary life story is a journey into the dark heart of fame and the demons that lurk just beneath the bling and bluster of the celebrity lifestyle.

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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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No Walls And The Recurring Dream: A Memoir

No Walls And The Recurring Dream: A Memoir

Ani DiFranco

A memoir by the celebrated singer-songwriter and social activist Ani DiFranco

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Teach Us to Sit Still: A Sceptic's Search for Health and Healing

Teach Us to Sit Still: A Sceptic’s Search for Health and Healing

Tim Parks

A revelatory read with delightful cultural and literary references, Teach us to Sit Still by Booker-shortlisted author Tim Parks examines how the philosophy of 'sit still, relax and stop worrying' can be profoundly...

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Yossarian Slept Here: When Joseph Heller was Dad and Life was a Catch-22

Yossarian Slept Here: When Joseph Heller was Dad and Life was a Catch-22

Erica Heller

Yossarian Slept Here is a daughter's darkly funny, poignant memoir about growing up a Heller - from her colourful family members and her parents' tumultuous marriage, to her father's celebrity friends and the family's eccentric...

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The Temptress: The scandalous life of  Alice, Countess de Janze

The Temptress: The scandalous life of Alice, Countess de Janze

Paul Spicer

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Just Like Someone Without Mental Illness Only More So

Just Like Someone Without Mental Illness Only More So

Mark Vonnegut

Vonnegut recalls the past 35 years of his life--from Harvard Medical School and a brilliant pediatrics career to the terrifying return of mental illness--while also reflecting on his unique New England childhood as the only son of...

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 Read reviewWaltzing at the Doomsday Ball: The best of Joe Bageant

Waltzing at the Doomsday Ball: The best of Joe Bageant

Joe Bageant, Ken Smith

'I'm so damn average that what I write resonates with people', Joe Bageant said in explaining how he gained a global following for his web-published essays. In 2004 at the age of 57, Joe sensed that the internet could give him...

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Steve Jobs: The Exclusive Biography

Steve Jobs: The Exclusive Biography

Walter Isaacson

* An extraordinary book which gives us a unique insight into the life and thinking of the man who has single-handedly transformed the way we live today

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The Letters of Samuel Beckett: Volume 2, 1941-1956

The Letters of Samuel Beckett: Volume 2, 1941-1956

Samuel Beckett, George Craig (University of Sussex), Martha Dow Fehsenfeld (Emory University, Atlanta), Dan Gunn (The American University of Paris, France), Lois More Overbeck (Emory University, Atlanta)

The Letters of Samuel Beckett makes available for the first time a comprehensive range of letters of one of the greatest literary figures of the twentieth century. This volume covers the writing of his greatest works, including...

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100 Things: What's On Your List?

100 Things: What’s On Your List?

Sebastian Terry

Have you ever allowed yourself time to think about what's really important to you? Something you have always dreamed of doing? In a moment of reflection after the loss of a friend, Sebastian Terry's answer is a list of 100 Things,...

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Black Ties, Red Carpets, Green Rooms

Black Ties, Red Carpets, Green Rooms

Richard Wilkins

As Nine Networks Entertainment Editor and with several years on the Today show, the author has interviewed the cream of the international entertainment industry from Madonna to the Rolling Stones , and from Andrea Bocelli to...

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After Romulus

After Romulus

Raimond Gaita

In 1998, Raimond Gaita's Romulus, My Father was first published;the story of his father who came to Australia from Europe with his young wife Christine and their four-year-old son after the end of the Second World War.

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The Man Who Sold The World

The Man Who Sold The World

Peter Doggett

No artist offered a more incisive and accurate portrait of the troubled landscape of the 1970s than David Bowie. Through his multi-faceted and inventive work, he encapsulated many of the social, political and cultural themes that...

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Her Father's Daughter

Her Father’s Daughter

Alice Pung

At twenty-something, Alice is hungry for the milestones of young womanhood: leaving home, choosing a career, finding friendship and love on her own terms. But with each step she takes away from home, she feels the sharp tug of...

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Ray Martin's Favourites: The Stories Behind The Legends

Ray Martin’s Favourites: The Stories Behind The Legends

Ray Martin

'Ray's Favourite People' is a book that brings together the most remarkable people Ray Martin met during his own hugely successful career in journalism.

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Hazel: My Mother's Story

Hazel: My Mother’s Story

Sue Pieters-Hawke

Hazel Hawke is one of Australia's best-loved and most respected women. As the wife of a prime minister she brought a down-to-earth warmth to Canberra that influenced everyone she came into contact with.

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The Lady And The Peacock: The Life of Aung San Suu Kyi of Burma

The Lady And The Peacock: The Life of Aung San Suu Kyi of Burma

Peter Popham

Peter Popham's major new biography of Aung San Suu Kyi draws upon previously untapped testimony and fresh revelations to tell the story of a woman whose bravery and determination have captivated people around the globe.

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Women Of Letters

Michaela McGuire, Marieke Hardy

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Julian Assange: The Unauthorised Autiobiography

Julian Assange: The Unauthorised Autiobiography

Julian Assange

WikiLeaks has helped redefine our idea of investigative journalism and our understanding of how information should be disseminated. In this revelatory account, Julian Assange expands on the philosophies that underpin his...

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Tony Abbott: A Man's Man

Tony Abbott: A Man’s Man

Susan Mitchell

When Julia Gillard - a woman who was unmarried, childless, and an atheist- became Australia's first female prime minister after the 2010 election, opposition leader Tony Abbott was left boiling with rage. It was bad enough that he...

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That Woman: The Life of Wallis Simpson, Duchess of Windsor

That Woman: The Life of Wallis Simpson, Duchess of Windsor

Anne Sebba

The first serious yet sympathetic biography by a woman of the Duchess of Windsor, Mrs Simpson.

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Seriously ... I'm Kidding

Seriously … I’m Kidding

DeGeneres

Ellen's view of life, love, and American Idol

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One Way Road

One Way Road

Robbie McEwen, Edward Pickering

Professional road cyclist Robbie McEwen will do whatever it takes to win on a bike. He is proud of his reputation as a 'competitive little bugger' and 'a bit of a hard bastard in the peloton', yet he is at pains to point out that...

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Men Are Stupid, Women Are Crazy: The Best Of Ruehl

Men Are Stupid, Women Are Crazy: The Best Of Ruehl

Peter Ruehl

Peter Ruehl's humorous columns on life, family and politics have been one of the Australian Financial Review's most beloved and prominent features for more than two decades.

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Caravaggio: A Life Sacred and Profane

Caravaggio: A Life Sacred and Profane

Andrew Graham Dixon

Michelangelo Merisi da Caravaggio lived the darkest and most dangerous life of any of the great painters. This book presents the readings of Caravaggio's pictures, which show how he created their drama, immediacy and humanity, and...

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Eye For Eternity, An

Eye For Eternity, An

McKenna, Mark

Manning Clark was a complex, demanding and brilliant man. Mark McKenna's compelling biography of this giant of Australia's cultural landscape is informed by his reading of Clark's extensive private letters, journals and diaries. A...

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Black Dog Daze: Public Life, Private Demons

Black Dog Daze: Public Life, Private Demons

Andrew Robb

His memoirs document the private struggle and the public life of the Liberal Party's chief political strategist. It offers readers an insight into one man's lifelong battle with a private demon amidst the drama and tumult of...

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Adventures in Correspondentland

Adventures in Correspondentland

Nick Bryant

As a foreign correspondent for the BBC, Nick Bryant has reported from the wilds of Afghanistan, Pakistan, London, Washington and, for the past five years, Australia. Adventures in Correspondentland - his account of these...

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Hands Across the Water

Hands Across the Water

Peter Baines

Peter Baines started out as a police officer in the mean streets of Cabramatta in the early nineties. Becoming a specialist in crime scene forensic investigations he was called upon to bring his skills to the Bali bombings in...

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 Read reviewYou'll Be Sorry When I'm Dead

You’ll Be Sorry When I’m Dead

Marieke Hardy

From childhood dreams of prostitution to her unabashed passion for heavy drinking, from growing up wide-eyed on the set of Australian soaps to her infatuation with Bob Ellis, these are the outrageously entertaining and deeply...

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Singing for All He's Worth

Singing for All He’s Worth

Alex Skovron, Raimond Gaita, Alex Miller

After the Germans invaded Poland, Jacob G. Rosenberg was confined with his family in the Lodz Ghetto until they were sent to Auschwitz. All the members of his family (except himself and his sister who committed suicide a few days...

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Cleopatra

Cleopatra

Stacy Schiff

Cleopatra's palace shimmered with onyx and gold but was richer still in political and sexual intrigue. Stacy Schiff boldly separates fact from fiction to rescue the magnetic queen whose death ushered in a new world order, a...

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Recollections Of A Bleeding Heart

Recollections Of A Bleeding Heart

Don Watson

The long awaited authorised biography of Paul Keating's four years as Australia's Prime Minister. Written by his speech writer, this book is based on notes made during his term of office.

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Four Seasons with a Grumpy Goat: How I Learnt to Stop Worrying and Love Life on the Farm

Four Seasons with a Grumpy Goat: How I Learnt to Stop Worrying and Love Life on the Farm

Carol Altmann

A tree change is about finding a simpler life - taking a break from city living and getting back to the earth. And that's what the author and her partner were seeking when they moved to a farm in Tasmania. This title tells the...

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A Little Bird Told Me

A Little Bird Told Me

Jeff Apter, Kasey Chambers

From the remote outback to the world stage, the far from ordinary life so far of one of Australia's most talented and beloved singer-songwriters. Raised on the Nullarbor by her Seventh Day Adventist parents - her father hunted...

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Compassionate Bastard

Compassionate Bastard

Mitchell Peter

A memoir of the author Peter Mitchell's time in the Department of Immigration. It takes us from his early stint chasing down visa overstayers through to his time as manager of infamous Villawood detention centre, laying bare the...

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Hubert Who?

Hubert Who?

Malcolm Andrews

Explorer, pioneer aviator, war photographer, naturalist, meteorologist, author, student of the paranormal, and secret agent; loyal lieutenant to Shackleton, Bean and Hearst; the last man from the West to meet with Lenin ... Sir...

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Arguably

Arguably

Christopher Hitchens

He raises hackles or receives resounding cheers, he's loved or hated but never ignored. Christopher Hitchens is possibly the most provocative writer of our time, fearless and forthright with no subject off limits. This volume of...

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A Tragedy In Two Acts: Marcus Einfeld And Teresa Brennan

A Tragedy In Two Acts: Marcus Einfeld And Teresa Brennan

Fiona Harari

This is the remarkable story of two outstanding Australians whose lives were lived large, loud and often compartmentalised-- and who, ultimately, have been bound by tragedy.

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 Read reviewThe Casuals

The Casuals

Sally Breen

Sally Breen gives voice to her generation - those somehow smashed in between all the X's and the Y's - maybe lost, maybe beat but most of all casual.

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Constance: The Tragic and Scandalous Life of Mrs Oscar Wilde

Constance: The Tragic and Scandalous Life of Mrs Oscar Wilde

Franny Moyle

The fascinating story of the decadent and thrilling world of Oscar Wilde's wife Constance, and the world of scandal which would betray her

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Outlaws Inc.: Guns Drugs and Darkness - the Secret Lives of the Outlaws Who Rule the Skies

Outlaws Inc.: Guns Drugs and Darkness - the Secret Lives of the Outlaws Who Rule the Skies

Matt Potter

In the world's most dangerous and war-torn trouble spots, you will find a small band of men risking their lives to fly the planes that bring in aid and supplies. But they're not heroes. These cowboys of the air will carry...

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Diagnosis: Male

Diagnosis: Male

Troy Harvey

From full-time hypochondriac and first-time author Troy Harvey comes this collection of stories about one of the great traumas in a man's life - going to the doctor's. Intensely funny (and painfully true), Troy's encounters with...

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Quantum Man: Richard Feynman's Life in Science

Quantum Man: Richard Feynman’s Life in Science

Lawrence M. Krauss

A gripping new scientific biography of the revered Nobel Prize-winning physicist (and curious character).

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Letters to My Daughter

Letters to My Daughter

Robert Menzies, Heather Henderson

As Australia's longest-serving prime minister and the founder of the Liberal Party, Sir Robert Menzies is a towering figure in our political and cultural history. Letters to My Daughter is a collection of letters written by...

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Straight Shooter

Straight Shooter

Matthew Lloyd, Andrew Clarke

Matthew Lloyd at his peak was a goal kicking machine in an era where the power forward was fading from the game. A five-time all Australian, he topped the AFL goal kicking three times in his 270 game career and kicked the ton...

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The Interrogator: a CIA agent's true story

The Interrogator: a CIA agent’s true story

Glenn Carle

This is the never-before-told first-hand story of the 'dark side' of the Bush Administration's Global War on Terror, and of one of the CIA's biggest failures - the kidnapping, rendition, and torture of the wrong man, as told by...

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Marooned on Mogmog: A Remote Island, a Shipwrecked Aussie Family, a Clash of Cultures

Marooned on Mogmog: A Remote Island, a Shipwrecked Aussie Family, a Clash of Cultures

Jennifer Barrie

'It all ended with a shipwreck. Ten years of planning, dreaming, plotting and scheming - gone in one night. Who even heard of shipwrecks these days? This is the 21st century, not the 1800s.

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Black Swan: A Koorie Woman's Life

Black Swan: A Koorie Woman’s Life

Eileen Harrison, Carolyn Landon

This is a revealing memoir of Eileen Harrison's struggle to live as an indigenous woman and an artist. Eileen grew up on the Lake Tyers Aboriginal Mission Station in regional Victoria in the 1950s.

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Nagasaki: The Massacre of the Innocent and Unknowing

Nagasaki: The Massacre of the Innocent and Unknowing

Craig Collie

In early August 1945, the people of Nagasaki went about the usual struggle of their daily wartime existence. No-one could have imagined the horror of what was about to happen. Nagasaki follows ordinary people on the ground in the...

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The Beekeeper's Lament: How One Man and Half a Billion Honey Bees Help Feed America

The Beekeeper’s Lament: How One Man and Half a Billion Honey Bees Help Feed America

Hannah Nordhaus

John Miller tasks himself with the care and safe transportation of billions of bees. He is descended from N E Miller, America's first migratory beekeeper, and trucks his hives from crop to crop, working the North Dakotan clover in...

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Princess: The Miss Andretti Story

Princess: The Miss Andretti Story

John Hunt, Mueller

This is the true rags-to-riches story of Miss Andretti, the horse from nowhere, bred from nothing, who cost nothing, was originally trained by a nobody and yet conquered the racing world to become the greatest thoroughbred...

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Austen Tayshus: Merchant of Menace

Austen Tayshus: Merchant of Menace

Ross Fitzgerald, Rick Murphy

A no-holds-barred biography of Australia's edgiest comedian; a man rightly regarded as the nation's most dangerous and subversive performer. Austen Tayshus is the creation of Sandy Gutman. This biography uncovers the complicated...

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The Quotable Hitchens: From Alcohol to Zionism--The Very Best of Christopher Hitchens

The Quotable Hitchens: From Alcohol to Zionism–The Very Best of Christopher Hitchens

Christopher Hitchens, Windsor Mann, Martin Amis

A compendium of never-before-collected quotations from #1 New York Times-bestselling author Christopher Hitchens on hundreds of subjects

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 Read reviewSeduced By Logic

Seduced By Logic

Robyn Arianrhod

Biography meets science in this gripping story of two influential pioneering women of mathematics - Emilie du Chatelet and Mary Somerville. Connected by their shared passion for maths, they provided a unique perspective on the...

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El Sicario: Confessions of a Cartel Hitman

El Sicario: Confessions of a Cartel Hitman

Molly Molloy, Charles Bowden

In this unprecedented and chilling monologue, a repentant Mexican hitman tells the unvarnished truth about the war on drugs and reveals why the violence that now defines the American-Mexican border will only worsen.

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Jeannie out of the Bottle

Jeannie out of the Bottle

Barbara Eden, Wendy Leigh

Over the past four decades, the landmark television series I Dream of Jeannie has enchanted several generations of fans and inspired millions of teenage crushes on its beautiful blonde star, Barbara Eden. Barbara finally lets...

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 Read reviewBeautiful Thing: Portrait of a Bombay Bar Dancer

Beautiful Thing: Portrait of a Bombay Bar Dancer

Sonia Faleiro

When Sonia Faleiro set out to report on Bombay's bar dancers, she thought she knew what she would find: downtrodden, voiceless women, the helpless victims of predictable poverty. Instead she meets Leela: 19, charismatic and...

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Style Notes

Style Notes

Maggie Alderson

Maggie Alderson, philosopher of fashion and arbiter of style, brings us a collection of her Style Notes column. Find out why men hate shopping and why women love wearing clothes men hate. Learn why it's good if your child is too...

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If You Ask Me (And Of Course You Won't)

If You Ask Me (And Of Course You Won’t)

Betty White

It-girl Betty White delivers a hilarious, slyly profound take on love, life, celebrity, and everything in between. Drawing from a lifetime of lessons learned, seven-time Emmy winner Betty White's wit and wisdom take center stage...

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My Heart Wanders

My Heart Wanders

Pia Jane Bijkerk

What would happen if one day you decided to follow your heart? And where would it take you? The author takes us on her journey as she leaves her comfortable life in Sydney to follow, unconditionally, her instincts.

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Whitlam

Whitlam

Brian Carroll

Governor-General Sir John Kerr's dismissal of the elected Whitlam Government in 1975, more or less at the behest of the Liberal-Country Party Coalition led by Malcolm Fraser, was among the most momentous events in Australian...

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Both Sides of the Wire

Both Sides of the Wire

William Cull, Aaron Pegram

Captain William Cull fought the First World War from both sides of the wire. This is an action-packed account of Cull's war on the Western Front in the months leading up to his capture, and a candid portrayal of his experiences as...

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Cooking Dirty: Life, Love and Death in the Kitchen

Cooking Dirty: Life, Love and Death in the Kitchen

Jason Sheehan (Author)

A mindblowing account of life at the adrenalin-fuelled kitchen frontline - the story of a career spent working in grungy diners and other down-and-dirty joints, Cooking Dirty takes the kitchen memoir to a rough and reckless new...

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Remind Me Who I Am, Again

Remind Me Who I Am, Again

Linda Grant

'A skilful, moving, even humorous book. It is more than an elegy for a lost mother or the charting of one human being's decline ... It is an investigation of memory, which concludes that Memory, I have come to understand, is...

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 Read reviewBetty Churchers Notebooks

Betty Churchers Notebooks

Betty Churcher

In this gorgeously illustrated book, join Betty Churcher on a personal tour of her most beloved works, including masterpieces by Rembrandt, Goya, Manet, Velazquez, Courbet, Vermeer and Cezanne. A trained artist, Betty's sketches...

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Wild Women

Wild Women

Pamela Robson

The lives and deeds of some of the most extraordinary women in history. Trailblazers, hell-raisers and firebrands, these women showed a level of daring and disregard for traditional gender roles completely atypical of their time...

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I Was Douglas Adams's Flatmate: and Other Encounters with Legends

I Was Douglas Adams’s Flatmate: and Other Encounters with Legends

Andrew McGibbon

Based on his Radio 4 series, the author brings his sharp and witty attention to a group of people who spent time with legendary figures. Each interview gives the individual's account of their association and offers an intimate...

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Be Different: Adventures of a Free-Range Aspergian

Be Different: Adventures of a Free-Range Aspergian

John Elder Robison

Endearing stories and actionable advice that will help Aspergians, and even ordinary geeks, embrace being different and work on the things that hold them back in life. With his usual honesty, dry wit, and unapologetic...

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The Band Played On: The Untold Story of the Musicians Who Went Down withthe Titanic

The Band Played On: The Untold Story of the Musicians Who Went Down withthe Titanic

Steve Turner

When the Titanic collided with an iceberg on April 14, 1912, the eight members of the ship's band had already retired for the evening. Still, they put on overcoats and came out to play in the lounge. Who were they? What journeys...

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My Animated Life

My Animated Life

Yoram Gross

Yoram Gross' recollections of his life, told simply and directly, cannot be read without emotion. This is the story of a youth who was forced to grow up during the Nazi occupation of his country, Poland. Despite the surrounding...

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Oprah: A Biography

Oprah: A Biography

Kitty Kelley

For the past 25 years, no one has been better at revealing secrets than Oprah Winfrey. In turn, Oprah has allowed her audience to share in her own life story. After a quarter of a century of Oprah-isation, can there be any secrets...

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Koestler: The Indispensable Intellectual

Koestler: The Indispensable Intellectual

Professor Michael Scammell

Best known as the author of the classic Darkness at Noon , Koestler was one of the most influential and controversial intellectuals, involved in and commenting on almost every political movement of the twentieth century. This...

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Finding Valentino: Four Seasons In My Father's Italy

Finding Valentino: Four Seasons In My Father’s Italy

Angela Di Sciascio

Angela Di Sciascio's father can no longer describe his past, lost in a world ravaged by Alzheimer's disease. Deciding not to let his story fade, Angela embarks on a voyage that takes her through four seasons in her father's Italy,...

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 Read reviewThe Hare With Amber Eyes: A Hidden Inheritance

The Hare With Amber Eyes: A Hidden Inheritance

Edmund De Waal

264 wood and ivory carvings of animals, plants and people, none of them larger than a matchbox; apprentice potter Edmund de Waal was entranced by the collection when he first encountered it in the Tokyo apartment of his great...

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Beating the Odds

Beating the Odds

Nichola Garvey

Alan Tripp, a man some call a genius and others call a criminal, became the world's most successful private bookmaker. He was Australia's most convicted SP bookmaker and was the prime target of gaming and vice squads around the...

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The English Opium-Eater: A Biography of Thomas De Quincey

The English Opium-Eater: A Biography of Thomas De Quincey

Robert Morrison

Definitive life of the author of CONFESSIONS OF AN ENGLISH OPIUM-EATER, journalist, political commentator and biographer.

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The Talented Miss Highsmith

The Talented Miss Highsmith

Joan Schenkar

Patricia Highsmith, one of the greatest writers of 20th Century American fiction, had a life as darkly compelling as that of her favourite hero-criminal, the talented Tom Ripley. The author maps out this richly bizarre life from...

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 Read reviewThirty Something And The Clock Is Ticking: What Happens When You Can No Longer Ignore the Baby Question

Thirty Something And The Clock Is Ticking: What Happens When You Can No Longer Ignore the Baby Question

Kasey Edwards

When Kasey Edwards discovers she'll be infertile within a year, she is forced to dig the baby issue out of the too-hard basket. She explores what motherhood would mean to her identity, her career, her body, her relationships and...

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 Read reviewThe Sound of a Wild Snail Eating

The Sound of a Wild Snail Eating

Elisabeth Tova Bailey

Bailey shares an inspiring and intimate story of her uncommon encounter with a Neohelix albolabris - a common woodland snail. While an illness keeps her bedridden, she watches a wild snail that has taken up residence on her...

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Not Dark Yet

Not Dark Yet

David Walker

Spurred on by his encroaching blindness, prominent historian David Walker's Not Dark Yet is a frank, witty and innovative memoir that connects the small, seemingly inconsequential events of daily life to larger historical themes.

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Known And Unknown

Known And Unknown

Donald Rumsfeld

Filled with details and insights about the Bush administration, 9/11, and the wars in Afghanistan and Iraq, this title also features the author's observations on eight decades of history: his experiences growing up during the...

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The Last Empress: Madame Chiang Kai-Shek and the Birth of Modern China

The Last Empress: Madame Chiang Kai-Shek and the Birth of Modern China

Hannah Pakula

Entertaining and masterly biography of Madame Chiang Kai-shek - the woman who built modern China.

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The UFO Diaries: Travels in the Weird World of High Strangeness

The UFO Diaries: Travels in the Weird World of High Strangeness

Martin Plowman

Martin Plowman made headlines when he gained a PhD for his studies of Ufology. Here, Martin tells the story of his journey to uncover the story behind UFOs - first sightings, recent sightings, believers, non-believers, and,...

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The Alice Behind Wonderland

The Alice Behind Wonderland

Simon Winchester

Simon Winchester turns his unrivaled talents to revealing the significance of the intriguing photograph whose subject inspired Lewis Carroll's Alice's Adventures in Wonderland.

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The Imago: E. L. Grant Watson and Australia

The Imago: E. L. Grant Watson and Australia

Suzanne Falkiner

Enlisted in 1910 by a Cambridge University sponsored expedition of Western Australia, Grant Watson served as biologist and research aide to celebrated anthropologists A R Brown and Daisy Bates, recording Aboriginal marriage...

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Autobiography of Mark Twain, Volume 1: The Complete and Authoritative Edition

Autobiography of Mark Twain, Volume 1: The Complete and Authoritative Edition

Mark Twain, Ms. Harriet E. Smith, Benjamin Griffin, Victor Fischer, Michael Barry Frank

I've struck it! Mark Twain wrote in a 1904 letter to a friend. And I will give it away - to you. You will never know how much enjoyment you have lost until you get to dictating your autobiography. This title tells his story.

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Ben Cousins: My Life Story

Ben Cousins: My Life Story

Ben Cousins

Ben Cousins has one of the most extraordinary stories in modern Australian sport. He's perhaps the most gifted player of his generation - a former captain of the West Coast eagles, a Brownlow medallist, a premiership winner, voted...

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America by Heart: Reflections on Family, Faith, and Flag

America by Heart: Reflections on Family, Faith, and Flag

Sarah Palin

Celebrates the strengths and virtues that have made the United States great. This book ranges widely over American history, culture, and current affairs, and reflects on the key values - both national and spiritual - that have...

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The Secret Diaries Of Miss Anne Lister: Vol. 1: I Know My Own Heart

The Secret Diaries Of Miss Anne Lister: Vol. 1: I Know My Own Heart

Anne Lister, Helena Whitbread

The diary of a remarkable woman who lived life on her terms in Regency Yorkshire. Anne Lister was a wealthy landowner, industrialist and lesbian.

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Just Kids

Just Kids

Patti Smith

Winner of the 2010 Non-Fiction National Book Award Patti Smith's evocative, honest and moving coming-of-age story of her extraordinary relationship with the artist Robert Mapplethorpe

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