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Humans have been making lists for even longer than they've been writing letters. They are the shorthand for what really matters to us: our hopes and aspirations; likes and dislikes; rules for living and loving; records of our memories... read more

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On a beautiful, balmy evening in Cuba in 2007, David Hicks walked out of Guantanamo Bay, in that moment ceasing to be a detainee of the United States and regaining his rights as an Australian citizen. Watching on was the man... read more

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Johann Sebastian Bach is one of the most unfathomable composers in the history of music. How can such sublime work have been produced by a man who seems so ordinary, so opaque - and occasiona... read more

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When Ava Reilly first met Hugh, she was shocked at the depth of feeling that she instantly felt. Soon, they had embarked on a passionate, stormy love affair that seemed inescapable.An affair was never something she thought she would have. Never something she believed in or could justify.

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#1 NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER When Pulitzer Prize-winning journalist Bill Dedman noticed in 2009 a grand home for sale, unoccupied for nearly sixty years, he stumbl... read more

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Once considered a respectable rare-map dealer, E. Forbes Smiley made millions and was highly esteemed for his knowledge; until he was arrested for slipping ... read more

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'Dearest Lumpy, I hope you are plump and well. Your mother bashed her car yesterday and chooses to believe it was not her fault...' Roger Mortimer's witty dressing-downs and affectionate advice were not only... read more

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On September 20, 1940, one of the most famous European art dealers disembarked in New York, one of hundreds of Jewish refugees fleeing Vichy France. Leaving behind his beloved Paris gallery, Paul... read more

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What do you do when your husband claims to be madly in love with you, but doesn't desire you sexually? When your therapist is more interested in opening an online sex-toy shop with your husband than ... read more

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With Stendhal is a delightful portrait of the nineteenth-century French novelist Henri Beyle, better known to us as Stendhal. Two linked texts, introduced, annotated and translated into English for the first time by Simon Leys, illum... read more

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An entirely new kind of biography, "Oscar's Books" explores the personality of Oscar Wilde through his reading. For Wilde, as for many people, reading could be as powerful and transformative an expe... read more

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A witty cultural and culinary education, Cooking for Claudine is the charming and improbable tale of how a man who was raised on white bread - and didn't speak a word of Frenc... read more

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All three volume of Clive James's sharp and funny autiobiography where first we meet the young Clive James - dressed in shorts and growing up in post-war Sydney. With "Falling Towards England", we find Clive living in a Swi... read more

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This is a startling memoir of a successful journalist's journey from the deserted and dusty mining towns of the American Southwest, to an antique filled apartment on Park Avenue. Jeanette Walls narrates her nomadic and adventurous ... read more

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Spanning 1979-1987, "The Fry Chronicles" charts Stephen Fry's arrival at Cambridge up to his thirtieth birthday. "Heartbreaking, a delight, a lovely, comfy book". ("The Times"). "Perfect prose and excruciating honesty. A grand re... read more

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Author: Walter Isaacson
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Awards:Shortlisted for Financial Times/Goldman Sachs Business Book of the Year Award 2012.

An extraordinary book which gives us a unique insight into the life and thinking of the man who has single-handedly transformed the world - now with new cover and epilogue.

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It is Ireland in the early 1990's. Three women - Dora Devereux, her daughter Lily and her granddaughter Helen - have arrived, after years of strife, at and uneasy peace. For Helen's adored brother Declan is dying, and the t... read more

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A memoir of 1961 in an Australian country town, when Charlie Waterstreet, son of the local publican, was 11 and the world - well, Albury anyway - was his oyster.

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