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On January 7, 1980, in the run-up to the publication of Thy Neighbor's Wife, Gay Talese received an anonymous letter from a man in Colorado. 'Since learning of your long awaited study of coast-to-coast sex in America,' the letter... read more

The Voyeur's Motel
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Richard Stratton was the unlikeliest of drug kingpins. He was a clean-cut college student who fell in love with the adrenaline high of cross-border... read more

Smuggler: A True Story of Marijuana, the Hippie Mafia and One of America's Most Wanted International Drug Traffickers
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Heartbreaking, darkly funny and deeply moving, Of Ashes and Rivers That Run to the Sea is a fearless account of being a young woman caught between two worlds. An old baptismal card falling out of a book changed th... read more

Of Ashes and Rivers That Run to the Sea
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Baba Schwartz's story began fifteen years before the Holocaust could have been imagined. It is the story of a spirited girl in a warm and loving Jewish family, living a normal life in a small town in eastern Hung... read more

The May Beetles - My First Twenty Years
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Brigid Keenan was never destined to lead a normal life. From her early beginnings - a colourful childhood in India brought to an abrupt end by independence and partition, then a return t... read more

Full Marks For Trying:An Unlikely Journey From The Raj To The Rag Trade
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Jack Sutherland, the narrator and protagonist of this memoir has, you might say, led a charmed life in the face of seeming damnation. A confirmed alcoholic in his early teens, by his twenties he was PA and bodyguard to the... read more

Stars, Cars and Crystal Meth
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In Journey of a Thousand Storms Dr Kooshyar Karimi, author of Leila's Secret, tells his gripping personal story of surviving prison in Iran and life as a refugee before finding success in Australia. Kooshyar Karimi had t... read more

Journey of a Thousand Storms
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Awards:Shortlisted for Ondaatje Prize 2016.

THE SUNDAY TIMES NUMBER ONE BESTSELLERSome people's lives are entirely their own creations. James Rebanks' isn't. The first son of a shepherd, who was the first son of a shepherd himself, he and his family ha... read more

Shepherd's Life - A Tale of the Lake District
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'This is, simply, a fantastic story, one that has been beautifully told by Josh Hammer, who knows and loves Mali like some farmers know their back forty. At a time of unprecedented cultural destruction taking place... read more

The Bad-Ass Librarians of Timbuktu
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In May of 2012, Janine di Giovanni travelled to Syria, marking the beginning of a long relationship with the country, as she began reporting from both sides of the conflict, through its descent into blo... read more

The Morning They Came for Us Dispatches from Syria
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Filmmaker Eva Orner takes us on a personal, gripping and compelling journey to show us how she came to make her documentary about Australia's asylum seeker policies. 'My work as a filmmaker has taken me to some wild, dangerous plac... read more

Chasing Asylum
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The remarkable life of the vivacious, clever – and forgotten – Kennedy sister, who charmed the English aristocracy and was almost erased from her family history. Kick was Jo... read more

Kick: The True Story of JFK's Forgotten Sister and the Heir to Chatsworth
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Biographer and novelist A. N. Wilson, whose most recent work on the life of Queen Victoria was an enormous critical and commercial success, turns his clear eye to our own Queen, Elizabeth II, as she turns 90. In this unusual and vibrant... read more

The Queen
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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

Dear Lumpy: Letters to a Disobedient Daughter
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The only book to examine the origins of Scientology's current leader, RUTHLESS tells the revealing story of David Miscavige's childhood and his path to the head seat of the Church of Scientology told t... read more

Ruthless: Scientology, My Son David Miscavige, and Me
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A compelling and beautifully written memoir about dark and shameful family secrets, and one young woman's pilgrimage to Australia to attempt to lay the past to rest. British journalist Cal Flyn was holidaying in her childhood ho... read more

Thicker Than Water
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This is a hilarious, eye-opening tour of the new romantic landscape, from one of America's sharpest comic voices and one of its leading sociologists. In the old days, most people would find a decent person who lived i... read more

Modern Romance : An Investigation
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Awards:Shortlisted for James Tait Black Memorial Prize (Biography) 2014 and William Hill Sports Book of the Year 2013.

Cast aside by his family at an early age, abandoned and left to fend for himself in the woods of Washington State, young Joe Rantz turns to rowing as a way of escaping his past. What follows is ... read more

Boys in the Boat: An Epic Journey to the Heart of Hitler's Berlin
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This is what happened the year I met my other mother. In 1965, Robin, unmarried and pregnant, comes to Melbourne to give birth and give her baby up for adoption, then returns to Perth to resume her life having never... read more

Heartlines : The Year I Met My Mother
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"There is no way but gentlenesse to redeeme a Hawke" Edmund Bert, 1619 Born and raised in the South Yorkshire mining village of Hoyland Common, Richard Hines remembers sliding down heaps of coal dust, listening out for the co... read more

No Way but Gentlenesse
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