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'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

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A collection of intimate, hilarious conversations with the biggest names in comedy-including Mel Brooks, Jerry Seinfeld, Jon Stewart, Roseanne, Harold Ramis, Louis CK, Chris Rock, and Lena Dunham. Before becomi... read more

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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

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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

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The brand new second volume of the biography of one of Australia's richest, most active and most influential men, Frank Lowy - an extraordinary story of challenge and achievement. Depending on the day, Frank Lowy is either th... read more

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Author: David Crabb
Category:

 Entertainment

Series:P.S. (Paperback)

Filled with the music and popular culture of the late-eighties and early-nineties, this refreshingly honest and hilarious coming-of-age memoir from com... read more

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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

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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

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'My revenge on Hitler is ...a lifetime in which delight has reached me from a hundred sources, and been welcomed.' - Vera Wasowski A story of courage, unconventionality and lust for life. Vera Wasowski was just seven years old when G... read more

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Robert Mazur spent five years undercover infiltrating the criminal hierarchy of Colombia's drug cartels. The dirty bankers and businessmen he befriended knew him as Bob Musella, a wealthy, ... read more

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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

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"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

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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

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Author: David Baird
Category:

 Australian

The shocking true story of a woman's deception and a man's broken heart

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From James Rebanks, the Herdwick Shepherd, comes The Shepherd's Life, a story of the Lake District and its people which could redefine the literature of rural life Some people's lives are entirely their own cre... read more

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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

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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

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'When are you having children?' 'Why didn't you have another child?' 'Well, I guess that's your choice, but...' They are questions asked of women all the time. Beneath them is the assumption that all women want to have children, ... read more

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Li Feng grew up in Mao's communist China with her mother's motto burning in her ears - success demands two things: unconditional sacrifice and absolute mental focus. Finally breaking free of her mother's overbearing clutche... read more

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Author: Cole Cohen
Category:

 General

The summer before she was set to head out-of-state to pursue her MFA, twenty-six-year-old Cole Cohen submitted herself to a battery of tests. For as long as she could remember, she'd struggled with a series of learning disabilities that ... read more

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