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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

Nophoto

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 Biography or Memoir

From bogan to boned and beyond - a full-frontal 'femoir' by one of Australia's best-loved journalists 'Will you ever work in television again?' the journalist asks, thrusting a microphone towards me. 'I hope so,' I say before scuttling into a cafe. It's feeding ... read more

The Good Girl Stripped Bare

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 Biography or Memoir

A memoir about staying in one place, told through trees, by the award-winning author of MR WIGG, NEST and WHERE THE TREES WERE. "The understorey is where I live, alongside these plants and creatures. I tend the forest, stand at the foot of trees and look up, gather what has fall... read more

Understory

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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

Through the tide of hormones ebbing and flowing my body, and the little runnels of blood and the sour tang of my breasts, I lay awake, listening, and thinking of breath and of water. I had broken my relationship with sleep. In this stunni... read more

Things That Helped: a Memoir of Illness and Recovery

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 Biography or Memoir

To coincide with the bicentenary of Jane Austen's death ( and her appearance on English banknotes ) in July 2017, this illuminating account of the novelist's life is told with particular reference to the great men and women who inspired and influenced her, and who... read more

Jane Austen and Her World

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

Henry Lawson is a revered cultural icon, but despite his literary success he descended into poverty and an early death. While many blamed his wife for his decline, Bertha Lawson alleged in April 1903 that Henry was habitually drunk a... read more

Wife's Heart The Untold Story of Bertha and Henry Lawson

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 Biography or Memoir

A gripping novel that gives readers a rare glimpse into Colombia's notorious drug wars, told by someone who knows the landscape intimately. When Luzma's brother Jair unwittingly uncovers the plan by Colombia's most notorious drug cartel to smuggle an unprecedented cocai... read more

A Reluctant Warrior

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

Angus Young, the co-founder and the last remaining original member of AC/DC, has for more than 40 years been the face, sound and sometimes the exposed backside of the trailblazing rock band. In his trademark schoolboy outfit, gu... read more

High Voltage: The Life of Angus Young -ACDC's Last Man Standing

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 Biography or Memoir

7 April 1926: on the steps of the Capitol in Rome, surrounded by chanting Fascists, The Honourable Violet Gibson raises her old revolver and fires at the Italian head of state, the darling of Europe's ruling class. The bullet narrowly misses the dictator's bald... read more

The Woman Who Shot Mussolini