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NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER"One of the greatest tricks that the patriarchy plays on women is to deliberately destabilize them, then use their instability as a reason to disbelieve them. Much of BRAVE reads like the diary of a woman driven half-mad by abusive men who assume no one will ... read more

Brave

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'Have you met Mrs Edith Coleman? If not you must - I am sure you will like her - she's just A1 and a splendid naturalist.'In 1922, a 48-year-old housewife from Blackburn delivered her first paper, on native Australian orchids, to the Field Naturalists Club of Victor... read more

The Wasp and The Orchid

'Being a copper's son, I've always got one eye out for trouble. I can't help it. But I don't go looking for it anymore.' In Tim Winton's fiction, chaos shapes the lives of his characters. So too Winton's own life. The extraordinarily powerful true stories that ma... read more

The Boy Behind the Curtain

Maud Berridge (1845-1907) was the wife of a Master Mariner, and she travelled with him on at least five occasions (1869, 1880, 1882, 1883, 1886), sailing to Melbourne with emigrants and cargo. The first occasion wa... read more

The Epic Voyages of Maud Berridge: The seafaring diaries of a Victorian lady

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''A biography of immense power that will restore Deakin to his proper place in the national imagination: the mystic politician who gave us Australia.'' David Marr
This insightful and accessible new biography of Alfred Deakin, Australia''s second prime minis... read more

The Enigmatic Mr Deakin

Outspoken, unexpected and refreshingly honest - the candid memoir of Jacqui Lambie. 'You can't keep a bloody Lambie down' Jacqui Lambie in a radio interview, 14th November 2017 Jacqui Lambie has always stood out from the mainstream of Australian poli... read more

Rebel With a Cause: Jacqui Lambie Memoir

What if Dorothy Gale wasn't the only person who went to see the Wizard of Oz? MGM's landmark 1939 movie The Wizard of Oz, starring Judy Garland, did not mark the beginning of adventures in Oz. Both before and since, dozens of tales have b... read more

A Brief Guide To OZ: 75 Years Going Over The Rainbow

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Reading Level:General Adult

Pamela Paul has kept a single book by her side for twenty-eight years - carried throughout high school and college, hauled from Paris to London to Thailand, from job to job, safely packed away and then carefully removed from a... read more

My Life with Bob: Flawed Heroine Keeps Book of Books, Plot Ensues

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On Wednesdays, Robert J. Hawke - Australia's 23rd and oldest living prime minister - has welcomed Derek Rielly into his home to share fine cigars and irreverent conversation. On a sun-soaked balcony, the maverick young writer and the charismatic old master talk life, de... read more

Wednesdays with Bob

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"There are three things that have divided this nation right down the centre. Conscription, Whitlam and Lindy Chamberlain." Filled with humour and heartbreak, this stunning new work by award-winning playwright Alana Valentine explores the public's relationship with one of 2... read more

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Like A Streecat Named Bob before it, Finding Gobi is a truly heart-warming story for animal lovers worldwide...
In 2016, Dion Leonard, a seasoned ultramarathon runner, unexpectedl... read more

Finding Gobi - The True Story of a Little Dog with a Lot of Stamina

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"I grew up on the world's largest island."
This apparently simple fact is the starting point for Tim Winton's beautiful, evocative, and sometimes provocative memoir of how this unique landscape has shaped him and his writing.
For over thirty years, Winton has wri... read more

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