The remarkable true story of an Australian mother's fight to free an unaccompanied Hazara boy from detention, and include him in her family.

Unbreakable Threads - The True Story of an Australian Mother, a Refugee Boy and What It Really Means to Be a Family

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 Biography or Memoir

A powerful and moving memoir about how the current system is letting down children and parents, and breaking dedicated teachers. Devastating, heart-breaking, enraging.

Teacher

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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 Biography or Memoir

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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 Biography or Memoir

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

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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 Biography or Memoir

Series:Sutton Ser.

Man of the Millennium he may be but William Shakespeare is a shadowy historical figure. His writings have been analyzed exhaustively but much of his life remains a mystery. This controversial biography aims to redress the balance. To his contemp... read more

Shakespeare the Player - A Life in the Theatre

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 Biography or Memoir

Alfred Deakin--scholar, spiritualist, prime minister--was instrumental in creating modern Australia. In the first biography of Deakin in more than half a century, the acclaimed political historian Judith Brett deftly weaves together his public, private and family... read more

The Enigmatic Mr Deakin

Elena Ferrante is one of the greatest novelists of our time. Read her novels and don't worry about who she is: you will be entranced by her writing. Fragments is a riveting compilation, over the course of her writing career, of Elena Ferrante's... read more

Frantumaglia: Fragments: on Writing and Reading

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 Biography or Memoir

Susi Prescott had it all. A large, busy family, a school teaching job she loved, a home on Sydney's leafy North Shore. But with the sudden demise of her thirty-year marriage, her world crumbles.
To everyone's surprise, especially her own, Susi makes a momento... read more

Where Hummingbirds Dance

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 Biography or Memoir

In her official autobiography--a #1 "New York Times" bestseller--U.S. Olympic gymnast Biles reveals how she overcame early childhood challenges to become the most decorated U.S. female gymnast and the only female gymnast to ever win three consecutive World Championship titles.ip titles.

Courage to Soar - A Body in Motion, a Life in Balance

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 Biography or Memoir

"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

Letters to Lindy