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Modern Love: The Lives of John and Sunday Reed

Modern Love: The Lives of John and Sunday Reed

Lesley Harding, Kendrah Morgan

Much has been written about the lives and art of Heide, but finally the remaining members of the inner circle have entrusted the truth to be told through this intimate biography of John and Sunday Reed. Equal parts romance and...

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 Read reviewOne Life: My Mother's Story

One Life: My Mother’s Story

Kate Grenville

This vivid, intimate, narrative memoir celebrates the life of best-selling and award-winning novelist Kate Grenville's mother. Now a gorgeous paperback

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 Read reviewNot Just Black and White

Not Just Black and White

Lesley Williams, Tammy Williams

Two remarkable women tell an inspirational story about the power of family and pursuing your dreams. Lesley Williams is forced to leave Cherbourg Aboriginal Settlement and her family at a young age to work as a domestic servant....

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 Read reviewSecond Half First

Second Half First

Drusilla Modjeska

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Pictures From My Memory: My Story as a Ngaatjatjarra Woman

Pictures From My Memory: My Story as a Ngaatjatjarra Woman

Lizzie Marrkilyi Ellis, Laurent Dousset

I want our past to be recorded for future generations to read and know and understand how life was for us desert Aboriginal people and how we live our lives now. The Whiteman and the things that he brought with...

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Yassmin's Story

Yassmin’s Story

Yassmin Abdel-Magied

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Boomer

Boomer

Brent Harvey

The autobiography of North Melbourne AFL legend Brent 'Boomer' Harvey.

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Unpolished Gem

Unpolished Gem

Alice Pung

Offers a vivid and ironic sense of two worlds. Combines the story of Pung's life growing up in suburban Footscray, with the inherited stories of the women in her family.

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 Read reviewThe Family Law (TV Tie-In)

The Family Law (TV Tie-In)

Benjamin Law

Meet the Law family - eccentric, endearing and hard to resist. Your guide: Benjamin, the third of five children and a born humorist. Join him as he tries to answer some puzzling questions: why won't his Chinese dad wear...

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Reckoning: A Memoir

Reckoning: A Memoir

Magda Szubanski

Heartbreaking, joyous, traumatic, intimate and revelatory, Reckoning is the book where Magda Szubanski, one of Australia's most beloved performers, tells her story

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Not All Superheroes Wear Capes

Not All Superheroes Wear Capes

Quentin Kenihan

Quentin Kenihan is living proof that superheroes don't need capes, just the right attitude. FOREWORD BY RAY MARTIN

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Holding the Man

Holding the Man

Timothy Conigrave

At an all-boys school in Melbourne, Timothy Conigrave falls wildly and sweetly in love with the captain of the football team. So begins a relationship that weathers disapproval, separation and, ultimately, death. This book...

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We Are Here

We Are Here

Cat Thao Nguyen

Told through the bright and unflinching eyes of Cat Thao, a daughter born in a refugee camp, We Are Here is a memoir that begins in 1975 with her family's gripping exodus by foot out of post-war Vietnam - a dangerous journey,...

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The Never, Um, Ever Ending Story

The Never, Um, Ever Ending Story

Molly Meldrum, Jeff Jenkins

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My Place

My Place

Sally Morgan

Traces the experiences of Sally Morgan's life, growing up in Perth in the 50s & 60s. Through the memories and images of her childhood and adolescence, vague hints and echoes begin to emerge and a fascinating story unfolds - a...

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The Fighter: A True Story

The Fighter: A True Story

Arnold Zable

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Of Ashes and Rivers That Run to the Sea

Of Ashes and Rivers That Run to the Sea

Marie Munkara

Heartbreaking, darkly funny and deeply moving, Of Ashes and Rivers that Run to the Sea is a fearless account of being a young woman caught between two worlds.

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Two Sisters: A True Story

Two Sisters: A True Story

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

Jukuna's rich account may be the first autobiography written in an Aboriginal language. Presented in English and Walmajarri, her determination to see her language written has made her one of our most valued authors.

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My World on Wheels: the posthumous autobiography of Russell Mockridge

My World on Wheels: the posthumous autobiography of Russell Mockridge

Russell Mockridge

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Breaking the Mould

Breaking the Mould

Angela Pippos

An extraordinary transformation is taking place in Australian sport; from suburban footy fields to stadium cage fights, sportswomen are breaking through the...

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Brett Whiteley: Art, Life And The Other Thing

Brett Whiteley: Art, Life And The Other Thing

Ashleigh Wilson

The first authorized biography of this iconic twentieth-century artist, illustrated with classic artworks, rare notebook sketches and candid family photos.

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Cynthia Nolan: A Biography

Cynthia Nolan: A Biography

M.E. McGuire

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 Special priceThe Art of Cycling

The Art of Cycling

Cadel Evans

Cadel Evans is Australia's greatest ever cyclist, and one of our greatest sportsmen. From his beginnings as the youngest winner of a World Cup in mountain biking at 20 to the oldest post-War winner of the Tour de France at...

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