A moving celebration of what Bill Hayes calls "the evanescent, the eavesdropped, the unexpected" of life in New York City, and an intimate glimpse of his relationship with the late Oliver Sacks.
Bill Hayes... read more
A much-loved cultural institution facing a cost-cutting government, a board dominated by the big end of town, and a management fixated on an ambitious building project. It's a true story. Culture Heist lifts the veil ... read more
|Awards:||Shortlisted for Costa Biography Award 2016 and Baillie Gifford Prize for Non-Fiction 2016.|
SHORTLISTED FOR THE BAILLIE GIFFORD PRIZE FOR NON-FICTION SHORTLISTED FOR THE COSTA BIOGRAPHY AWARD WINNER OF THE SLIGHTLY FOXED BEST FIRST BIOGRAPHY PRIZE ONE OF THE NEW YORK TIMES' TOP 10 BOOKS OF 2016 ... read more
As Australia's first female governor-general, Quentin Bryce hand wrote about fifty letters each week. They were to people she had met and connected with as her role took her from palaces to outback schools, war zones to memo... read more
|Author:||P. J. O'Rourke|
No comedian could have written the joke this election cycle has been. The punch line is too ridiculous (whoever the punch line is going to be). Celebrated political satirist, journalist, and diehard Re... read more
In the late 1960s Sydney was one of the most prosperous places on earth and one of the most corrupt. A large proportion of the population was engaged in illegal gambling and other activities that made colourful characte... read more
Cruden Farm was given to the late Dame Elisabeth Murdoch in 1928 as a wedding present from her husband Sir Keith Murdoch. The farm at Langwarrin, about 50 kilometres south-east of Melbourne, was a place she cherished t... read more
The book is exploratory: What do I believe? What am I unsure about? Is religious belief reasonable? Written by Gerard Windsor, a knowledgeable insider who is also a superb writer, it's entertaining, sti... read more
Dear Ailsa, Sometimes I wonder whether the friendship that has caught us both-a most unlikely friendship I must confess-might find an echo in a far off Irish village somewhere in the wild, windy h... read more
The Transatlantic Marriage Bureau will romp through a full year to tell the story of nine young American women - the seasons, the parties, the money and the titles - and their hunt for well-off husbands.
In the beginning there was light but more than this, there was gravity. After that, all hell broke loose...This is how the story of the greatest intellectual adventure in history should be introduced - how humanity... read more
Three barely felt like a family. It felt like it did not count. Like we were unfinished. Incomplete. There was always a gap at the table, room to set places for others. Visitors were few and far between. Mostly, there was on... read more