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Paul Keating, visionary, reformer, true believer, rabble rouser, polymath, and our most intriguing prime minister bares his soul to the country's sharpest political interviewer, Kerry O'Brien...O'Brien and Keating wrestle with history to ... read more

Signed by both Paul Keating and Kerry O'Brien 

Keating
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Following the publication of A Thinking Reed, Barry Jones was staggered by the response to his lists of the literature that has had the most profound affect on his life and thinking. In this... read more

The Shock of Recognition: The Books and Music That Have Inspired Me
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More Letters of Note is another rich and inspiring collection, which reminds us that much of what matters in our lives finds its way into our letters. These letters deliver the same mix of ... read more

More Letters of Note : Correspondence Deserving of a Wider Audience
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An intimate yet frank biography of Gore Vidal, one of the most accomplished, visible and controversial American novelists and cultural figures of the past century. The product of thi... read more

Every Time a Friend Succeeds Something Inside Me Dies: The Life of Gore Vidal
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With the defeat of Napoleon Bonaparte at the Battle of Waterloo in June 1815, the next two centuries for France would be tumultuous. Bestselling historian and political commentator Jonathan... read more

The History of Modern France: From The Revolution to the Present Day
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Surfing only looks like a sport. To devotees, it is something else entirely: a beautiful addiction, a mental and physical study, a passionate way of life. William Finnegan first started surfing as a young boy in California and Hawai... read more

Barbarian Days
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Born in 1948 into a family of ministers in Kingston, Jamaica, the statuesque and strikingly beautiful Grace Jones lived with her family in Syracuse, NY, before launching a career as a model in New York City. Gaining fame as... read more

I'll Never Write My Memoirs
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A Traveller's Year is an anthology of extracts from diaries, journals and letters, two or three for each day of the year, on the subject of travel and exploration. The extracts convey men and women's experiences of travel and disc... read more

A Traveller's Year
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Over twenty years ago, Bill Bryson went on a trip around Britain to celebrate the green and kindly island that had become his home. The hilarious book he wrote about that journey, Notes from a Smal... read more

Road to Little Dribbling: More Notes from a Small Island (HB)
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Richly textured, combining memoir with literary criticism, in Second Half First Drusilla Modjeska looks back on the experiences of the past thirty years which have shaped her writing, her reading and the way she has lived. From ... read more

Second Half First (HB)
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The story of the French Resistance is central to French identity, but it is a story built on myths. 'La Resistance francaise' was not simply a national effort to free the country from German oc... read more

Fighters in the Shadows: A New History of the French Resistance
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Set in Renaissance France at the magnificent court of the Valois kings, THE RIVAL QUEENS is the history of two remarkable women, a mother and daughter d... read more

The Rival Queens: Catherine De' Medici, Her Daughter Marguerite De Valois, and the Betrayal That Ignited a Kingdom
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In 2010, Clive James was diagnosed with terminal leukemia. Deciding that "if you don't know the exact moment when the lights will go out, you might as well read until they do," James moved his library to his house in Camb... read more

Latest Readings: Clive James
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'John Lahr manages to write better about the theatre than anybody in the English language,' says Richard Eyre. Joy Ride, which includes the best of his New Yorker profiles and reviews, makes his expertise and his exh... read more

Joy Ride - Lives of the Theatricals
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Rome was first ruled by kings, then became a republic. But in the end, after conquering the world, the Republic collapsed. Rome was drowned in blood. So terrible were the civil wars that the Roman people fi... read more

Dynasty: The Rise and Fall of the House of Caesar
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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

Sick in the Head Conversations About Life
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Awards:Shortlisted for Waterstones Book of the Year 2015.

Sunday Times Top 10 BestsellerAncient Rome matters.Its history of empire, conquest, cruelty and excess is something against which we still judge ourselves. Its myths and stories - from Romulus and Remus to the Rape of Lu... read more

SPQR: A History of Ancient Rome
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The most irreverent and enjoyable book on language since Eats, Shoots & Leaves. Mary Norris has spent more than three decades guarding the New Yorker's grand traditions of grammar and usage. Now she bring... read more

Between You & Me - Confessions of a Comma Queen
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By chance, Greg Sheridan's early life saw him become intimate friends and colleagues with a fascinating list of people who now make up Australia's political leade... read more

When We Were Young (and Foolish): A Memoir of My Misguided Youth with Tony Abbott, Bob Carr and Kevin Rudd
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In the bestselling tradition of Monuments Men and The Hare with Amber Eyes comes the passionate account of a man reclaiming his family art collection, stolen by the Nazis in World War ... read more

Orpheus Clock: the Search for My Family's Art Treasures Stolen by the Nazis
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