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King of the Air: The Turbulent Life of Charles Kingsford Smith
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King of the Air: The Turbulent Life of Charles Kingsford Smith

Ann Blainey

Charles Kingsford Smith was the most commanding flyer of the golden age of aviation. In three short years, he broke records with his astounding and daring voyages -- the first trans-Pacific flight from America to Australia, the...

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I am Melba: A Biography
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I am Melba: A Biography

Ann Blainey

The story of how a Melbourne girl defied her father and left her husband to become the most famous singer of the age. Growing up in Melbourne, Nellie Mitchell showed musical promise and dreamed of fame, but her father had more...

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I am Melba: A Biography
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I am Melba: A Biography

Ann Blainey

The story of an Australian girl who defied convention and became the most famous singer of her era. Growing up in Melbourne, Nellie Mitchell dreamed of fame, but her devout father disapproved. When a chance arose to go to Paris,...

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Marvelous Melba: The Extraordinary Life of a Great Diva
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Marvelous Melba: The Extraordinary Life of a Great Diva

Ann Blainey

Blainey's beguiling biography of Australian opera singer Dame Nellie Melba tells the story of a woman who at the turn of the 20th century, when accomplished women were practically unheard of, became the most famous woman in the...

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The Farthing Poet: A Biography of Richard Hengist Horne 1802-84: A Lesser Literary Lion
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The Farthing Poet: A Biography of Richard Hengist Horne 1802-84: A Lesser Literary Lion

Ann Blainey

First published in 1968. Richard Hengist Horne, virtually unknown today, was one of the more extraordinary figures of the nineteenth century literary scene. The author of an epic poem Orion was acclaimed a work of genius by almost...

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Immortal Boy: A Portrait of Leigh Hunt
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Immortal Boy: A Portrait of Leigh Hunt

Ann Blainey

Ann Blainey s work, first published in 1985, provides a sensitive study of Leigh Hunt and the literary climate that influenced his life, and fills a large gap in literary biography. Blainey brings a perceptive eye to a generally...

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