Category

Biography

A perfected modern battle plan is like nothing so much as a score for an orchestral composition, where the various arms and units are the instruments, and the tasks they p... read more

Thumb_9781922235596
$29.95 (AUD) inc GST
Available Stock: 34

An uplifting memoir of resilience and strength from ex-Premier of Queensland, Anna Bligh. Anna Bligh knows something about hard knocks and high walls. She was raised by a single mother in the w... read more

Thumb_9780732299538
$39.99 (AUD) inc GST
Available Stock: 33

Author: Helen Macdonald
Category:

 General

Awards:Costa Book of the Year. Samuel Johnson Prize for Non-Fiction 2014.

This book is the Winner of the Costa Book of the Year and Winner of the Samuel Johnson Prize for Non-Fiction. As a child, Helen Macdonald was determined to become a falconer, learning the arcane terminology and reading all the classic ... read more

Winner Samuel Johnson Prize for Non-Fiction 2014
Winner Costa Award 2014

Thumb_hawk
$22.99 (AUD) inc GST
Available Stock: 14

'Nance was a week short of her sixth birthday when she and Frank were roused out of bed in the dark and lifted into the buggy, squashed in with bedding, the cooking pots rattling around in the back, and her mother shouting b... read more

Thumb_9781922182050
$29.99 (AUD) inc GST
Available Stock: 18

When Oliver Sacks was twelve years old, a perceptive schoolmaster wrote in his report: 'Sacks will go far, if he does not go too far.' It is now abundantly clear that Sacks has never stopped going. From its opening pages on his yo... read more

Thumb_9781447264057
$34.99 (AUD) inc GST
Available Stock: 12

The first full-length biography of George Ingle Finch - maverick Australian mountaineer, scientist, concert pianist and father of actor Peter Finch. George Ingle Finch, mountaineer, soldier, scientist, rebellious spirit, boy f... read more

Thumb_9780733333729
$32.99 (AUD) inc GST
Available Stock: 10

I looked up the name in the phone book and rang the number. I tried to imagine the conversation that might ensue. 'Hello? I was wondering if you're the man who was recently at an auction and asked a woman named Mary... read more

Thumb_9781922182760
$32.99 (AUD) inc GST
Available Stock: 9

Publishing is a personal story of a writer's hunger to be published, the pursuit of that goal, and then the long haul--for Gail Godwin, forty-five years of being a published writer and all that goes with it. A student at ... read more

Thumb_9781620408247
$29.99 (AUD) inc GST
Available Stock: 9

As the world reels from the Charlie Hebdo-related murders, Ayaan Hirsi Ali the brilliant, charismatic and controversial bestselling author of Infidel and Nomad makes a powerful plea for a Muslim Reformation as ... read more

Thumb_9780732299057
$29.99 (AUD) inc GST
Available Stock: 9

In 1938, with the Japanese army approaching from Nanking, Huan Hsu's great-great grandfather, Liu, and his five granddaughters, were forced to flee their hometown on the banks of the Yangtze River. But before they left a hole wa... read more

Thumb_9780007580927
$29.99 (AUD) inc GST
Available Stock: 8

The unforgettable story of an unforgettable and remarkable man' STEPHEN FRY James Rhodes has had an astonishing life. Told through a searingly honest narrative, he recalls the physical and sexual abuse he suffered as a child, his ens... read more

Thumb_9781782115342
$29.99 (AUD) inc GST
Available Stock: 8

Words, music, art and performance. The stuff of a satisfying life. After exploring the idea of home, where and what it is in A First Place, what does it mean to be a writer and where writing begins in The Writing Life, David Malouf mov... read more

Thumb_beingthere
$29.99 (AUD) inc GST
Available Stock: 8

Topography, geography, history. Multiculturalism, referendums, the constitution and national occasions. Parental and grandparental romances, the sensual and bountiful beauty of Brisbane, the mysterious offerings of Queenslander houses... read more

Thumb_first_place
$20.00 (AUD) inc GST
Available Stock: 7

"An astonishing memoir" Sonali Deraniyagala, author of Wave BOOK OF THE WEEK ON BBC RADIO 4 'Oh, what can I not do, in my dreams. In my dreams I travel on trains and climb mountains, I play concerts and swim rivers, I carry importan... read more

Thumb_9781408858271
$27.99 (AUD) inc GST
Available Stock: 6

Kerry Packer was instrumental in shaping Australia's media landscape and culture. For 30 years he controlled television's perennial ratings leader Channel Nine, and a large percentage of the nation's most influential m... read more

Thumb_9781742708508
$26.95 (AUD) inc GST
Available Stock: 6

Daughter of the Territory is the amazing life story of Jacqueline Hammar. Born in Darwin in 1929, Jacqueline's childhood was spent in a succession of bush towns before she was sent to school in Darwin. With the outbreak of ... read more

Thumb_9781760112011
$32.99 (AUD) inc GST
Available Stock: 6

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, unimaginable to most, on which many perished.

Thumb_resized_9781743319277_224_297_fitsquare
$24.99 (AUD) inc GST
Available Stock: 5

Stephen Fry invites readers to take a glimpse at his life story in the unputdownable More Fool Me. 'Oh dear I am an arse. I expect there'll be what I believe is called an "intervention" soon. I keep picturing it. All my friends bearing... read more

Thumb_9781405918831
$24.99 (AUD) inc GST
Available Stock: 5

Joan Rivers was known all over the world - from the Palace Theater to Buckingham Palace, from the bright lights of Las Vegas to the footlights of Broadway, from the days of talkies to hosting talk shows. But there was only one perso... read more

Thumb_9780670078998
$32.99 (AUD) inc GST
Available Stock: 5

Two Turtle Doves is the story of a life spent making things. Growing up in 1970s Suffolk in a crumbling giant of a house with wild, tangled gardens, Alex Monroe was left to wreak havoc by invention. Without vis... read more

Thumb_turtle
$19.99 (AUD) inc GST
Available Stock: 5
1 - 20 of 8 ← Previous 1 3 119 120