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A compelling and fast-paced biography of a currency lass born to parents who were emancipated convicts. When 15-year-old Mary Ann Gill attempted to elope with gentleman settler John Kinchela in 1848, they became the focus of a national scandal which was nearly their undoing.

The Convict's Daughter: The Scandal That Shocked a Colony
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Kevin Rudd was given no warning, but even he lasted longer than Abbott. Julia Gillard had plenty of warnings, but even she lasted longer than Abbott.
Abbott ignored all the ... read more

Road to Ruin - How Tony Abbott and Peta Credlin Destroyed Their Own Government
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Monocle's books with Gestalten have shown you how to build a better life, business, and home. But now Monocle raises the bar: how do you run a great country? They are not talking about might, muscle, or nationalism... read more

How to Make a Nation - A Monocle Guide
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When English naturalist Joseph Banks accompanied Captain Cook on his historic mission into the Pacific, he took with him a team of collectors and illustrators who returned with... read more

Endeavouring Banks : Exploring Collections from the Endeavour Voyage 1768-1771
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In 1570, when it became clear she would never be gathered into the Catholic fold, Elizabeth I was excommunicated by the Pope. On the principle that 'my enemy's enemy is my friend', this marked t... read more

This Orient Isle: Elizabethan England and the Islamic World
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The incredible story of the search for one of Mao's lost children against the extraordinary backdrop of modern China. 'A son is very important in Chinese society,' he had said. 'To lose one is careless. The ances... read more

A Boy of China: in Search of Mao's Lost Son
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SHORTLISTED FOR THE ORWELL PRIZE 2016 SHORTLISTED FOR THE SAMUEL JOHNSON PRIZE 2015 Emma Sky was working for the British Council during the invasion of Iraq, when the ad went around calling for... read more

The Unravelling: High Hopes and Missed Opportunities in Iraq
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Classical tragedy is timelessly powerful - not only does it still move us, but it heals, too. Bryan Doerries produces performances of Greek tragedies for soldiers returned from conflict, add... read more

The Theatre of War: What Ancient Greek Tragedies Can Teach Us Today
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From an Indigenous food source to a hedonistic playground, the beach has long been a national obsession. Robert Drewe's lyrical examination of Australian beach culture combines imagery from some of Australia's most celebr... read more

Beach : An Australian Passion
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An alarming and enlightening first-hand account of what's really going on behind the borders of the Islamic State. ISIS, IS, the Islamic State. The name is chilling. The images are horrific. ... read more

My Journey into the Heart of Terror: Ten Days in the Islamic State
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'They were fifty miles to victory and defeat, fifty miles to collapse and renewal, and fifty miles to a new place for Australia among the nations of the world. They were among the most significant fifty miles in our history.' M... read more

The Last Fifty Miles
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Writing good history is a high-wire act of balance and grace. Historians scour their own societies for vestiges of past worlds, for cracks and fissures in the pavement of the present, and for the shimmer... read more

The Art of Time Travel: Historians and their Craft
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"For most of its history, the remote and near-Arctic nation of Norway has eked out a marginal existence from fishing, forestry and shipping. In the first part of the 20th centu... read more

Trillion Dollar Baby: How Tiny Norway Beat the Oil Giants and Won a Lasting Fortune
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Meticulously using contemporary newspaper reports, court records, published memoirs, private letters and diaries, Michael Wilding tells the story of three troubled geniuses of Australian writing and their world of poetry and poverty, alcohol and opiates, horse-racing and theatre, journalism and publishing.

Wild Bleak Bohemia
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 War

A small boy, an orphan of the First World War, wanders into the Australian airmen's mess in Germany, on Christmas Day in 1918. A strange boy, with an uncertain past and an extraordinary future, he became a mascot for the air squadron... read more

Young Digger
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'The so-called war on drugs has been a colossal failure, and this book offers further proof that we must treat drug use as a public health issue, not as a crime' Sir Richard Branso... read more

Breaking the Ice: How We Will Get Through Australia's Methamphetamine Crisis
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The Lynchingis the powerful, spellbinding true story of a brutal race-based killing in 1981 and the dramatic two trials during which the United Klans of America, the largest and most danger... read more

The Lynching The Epic Courtroom Battle That Brought Down the Klan
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In 2011, an elite group of US Navy SEALS stormed an enclosure in the Pakistani city of Abbottabad and killed Osama bin Laden, the man the United States had begun chasing before the devastating attacks of 9/11. The news ... read more

The Killing of Osama Bin Laden
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 History

Awards:Svetlana Alexievich is the winner of the 2015 Noble Prize for Literature

"From the 2015 winner of the Nobel Prize in Literature, Svetlana Alexievich, comes the first English translation of her latest work, an oral history of the disintegration of the Soviet Union and the... read more

Secondhand Time: The Last of the Soviets An Oral History
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Courtesan, countess, bestselling author - the tempestuous true story of a woman far ahead of her time ...The true story of the Countess Celeste de Chabrillan is a rich and tempest... read more

Celeste: The Parisian Courtesan Who Became a Countess and Bestselling Writer
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