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138 Dates: The true story of one woman's search for everything

What will it take to follow your dream? On the outside, Rebekah Campbell has an enviable life. At thirty-five, she is founder of hot Sydney start-up Posse.com, she writes one of Australia's most ..

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A Bloody Good Rant: My Passions, Memories and Demons

'When I was born in 1935 I grew up, despite the Depression and World War II, with a primitive sense of being fortunate . . . The utopian strain was very strong . . . if we weren't to be a better socie..

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A Brilliant Life: My Mother's Inspiring Story of Surviving the Holocaust

As her mother, Mira, nears the end of her life, journalist Rachelle Unreich wants to find out more about how Mira survived four concentration camps, including Auschwitz. There was a mystery to her sur..

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A Farming Life: Tales of resilience from inspiring rural women

Making a living on the land in Australia can be tough at the best of times, but the last few years of seemingly endless droughts, floods and bushfires - not to mention a global pandemic - have made it..

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A Fortunate Woman: A Country Doctor's Story

'If you want to read a book that moves you both at the level of sentence and the quality of language and with the emotional depth of its subject matter, then A Fortunate Woman is definitely the book y..

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A Man of Two Faces

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A Memoir of My Former Self: A Life in Writing

'I breathed in stories, as soon as I breathed in air. Sometimes I think I wasn't born, but I just came out of an ink blot.' 'Mantel's idiosyncratic and magisterial voice comes through on ev..

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A Necessary Kindness: Stories From the Frontline of Abortion Care

In 2015, Juno Carey left her job as a midwife, burnt out, frustrated and looking for a better way to deliver care to women. And then she found work that she loves, that brings her satisfaction and the..

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A Prison Diary Volume I: Hell

Hell is the haunting first volume in Jeffrey Archer's The Prison Diaries, the author's daily record of the time he spent there. 'The sun is shining through the bars of my window on what must be a..

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A Prison Diary Volume III: Heaven

The final volume of Jeffrey Archer's prison diaries, A Prison Diary Volume III: Heaven, covers the period of his transfer from Wayland to his eventual release on parole in July 2003. It includes a sho..

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A Private Spy: The Letters of John le Carre 1945-2020

A collection of letters from John le Carre, one of the greatest British novelists of our time, and a fabulous letter writer, spanning decades from his childhood to his final years A Private Spy s..

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A Queen for All Seasons: A Celebration of Queen Elizabeth II

'Lovely... delivers the warmest of glows' - Telegraph 'Who wouldn't love this chocolate-box delight of insights and snapshots of The Queen...A treasure chest' - Good Housekeeping I..

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A Very Private Eye

'Barbara Pym is one of my most favourite novelists. Few other writers have given me more laughter and more pleasure' - Jilly Cooper 'I'm a huge fan of Barbara Pym' - Richard Osman 'Could one..

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A Visible Man: The Sunday Times bestseller and BBC Radio 4 Book of the Week

*AS HEARD ON STEPHEN BARTLETT'S DIARY OF A CEO* * THE SUNDAY TIMES BESTSELLER * A BBC RADIO 4 BOOK OF THE WEEK * 'I wish he could be editor of the world!' GRAHAM NORTON 'Courageously truthful..

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A Woman I Know: female spies, double identities, and a new story of the Kennedy assassination

The true story of a filmmaker whose unexpected investigation of her film's subject opened a new window onto the world of Cold War espionage, CIA secrets, and the assassination of John F. Kennedy. ..

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Abortion: A Personal Story, A Political Choice

From the author of I Hate Men, a personal and political reflection on abortion rights. Discussion about abortion and associated rights are often limited to either 'anti-abortion' or 'pro-choice',..

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Abracadabra

'The first time around these pieces were not widely heard or read. A roomful of festival-goers in Sydney or Penang or Ballarat could well have heard me hold forth on the subject of Enid Blyton, say, o..

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Acid For The Children

Flea, the iconic bassist and co-founder, alongside Anthony Kiedis, of the immortal Red Hot Chili Peppers finally tells his fascinating origin story, complete with all the dizzying highs and the gutter..

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After Elizabeth: Can the Monarchy Save Itself?

The British monarchy has been through turbulent times of late. Rocked by scandal and strife, and without it seems a clear plan for the future following the death of Queen Elizabeth II, we have been le..

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After the Tampa

When the Taliban were at the height of their power in 2001, Abbas Nazari's parents were faced with a choice: stay and face persecution in their homeland, or seek security for their young children else..

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Against the Water: A Surfing Champion's Inspirational Journey to Olympic Glory

The gut-wrenching, heroic story of how one of Australia's finest surfers overcame brain injury and despair to win an Olympic medal. On the morning of 10 December 2015, Australian surfer Owen Wri..

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Agatha Christie

'A smart and highly entertaining portrait of a literary powerhouse' - THE TIMES BOOKS OF THE YEAR 'A riveting portrait' - GUARDIAN BOOKS OF THE YEAR *** 'Worsley's..

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Agent Twister: John Stonehouse and the Scandal that Gripped the Nation

'A case more important than Profumo' Financial Times 'A riveting read' Literary Review He lived a double-life in the sixties Faked his own death in the seventies And retained his cover i..

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Allen Curnow: Slipcase Dual Edition

This handsome slipcase brings together the definitive biography and collected poems of Allen Curnow (1911-2001), widely recognised as one of the most distinguished poets writing in English in the seco..

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American Mother

The English language has no specific word for the parent that has lost a child. There exist words for orphan, widow and widower, but there is no word that captures and conveys this tragic type of loss..

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American Prometheus: The Triumph and Tragedy of J. Robert Oppenheimer

***THE INSPIRATION FOR CHRISTOPHER NOLAN'S FORTHCOMING NEW FILM OPPENHEIMER*** WINNER OF THE PULITZER PRIZE FOR NONFICTION 'Reads like a thriller, gripping and terrifying' Sunday Times ..

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Among Others: Friendships and Encounters

It's the other people around you, says Michael Frayn, who make you what you are. So he would like to say a brief word, looking back on life from his ninetieth year, about a few of the people who have ..

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An Angel At My Table: The Complete Autobiography

'Janet Frame's luminous words are the more precious because they were snatched from the jaws of the disaster of her early life. It is one of the classics of autobiography. She knew that a writer must ..

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An Immigrant's Love Letter to the West

For all the West's failings - terrible food, cold weather, and questionable politicians with funny hair to name a few - it has its upsides. Konstantin would know. Growing up in the Soviet Union, he ex..

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An Intimate History of Evolution: The Story of the Huxley Family

Two hundred years of modern science and culture, told through one family history In his early twenties, poor, depressed, stranded in the Coral Sea on the HMS Rattlesnake, hopelessly in love with ..

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Analyzed by Lacan: A Personal Account

Analyzed by Lacan brings together the first English translations of Why Lacan, Betty Milan's memoir of her analysis with Lacan in the 1970s, and her play, Goodbye Doctor, inspired by her experience. ..

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Anxiously Ever After: An Honest Memoir on Mental Illness, Strained Relationships, and Embracing the Struggle

How Are You Doing? No, Really ... In this poignant memoir that is both laugh-out-loud funny, and sniffle inducing, Clint Edwards explores his lifelong struggle with mental illness in the shadow ..

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Around the World in 80 Years: A Life of Exploration

He's climbed Everest not long after a heart bypass operation, he's run seven marathons on seven continents, he's hauled loaded sledges across both polar ice caps and he's circumnavigated the earth... ..

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Arrangements in Blue: Notes on Love and Making a Life

Is it possible life without romantic love isn't so bad? An essential memoir about building life on your own terms Is it possible life without romantic love isn't so bad? An essential m..

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Arthur the King: The dog who crossed the jungle to find a home

When you are racing 435 miles through the jungles and mountains of South America, the last thing you need is a stray dog tagging along. But that's exactly what happened to Mikael Lindnord, captain of ..

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Ask Not: The Kennedys and the Women They Destroyed

From New York Times bestseller Maureen Callahan, a fierce, character-driven expose of the real Kennedy Curse--the family's generations-long legacy of misogyny, murder, and mayhem--and the women who ha..

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Assad: The Triumph of Tyranny

Until the Arab Spring of 2011, the world's view of Bashar al-Assad was largely benign. He and his wife, a former British banker, were viewed as philanthropic individuals doing their best to keep their..

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Astor: The Rise And Fall Of An American Fortune

The number one New York Times bestselling authors of Vanderbilt return with another riveting history of a legendary American family, the Astors, and how they built and lavished their fortune. ..

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Ataturk: Father of the Republic of Turkey

Mustafa Kemal Ataturk was one of the most significant political leaders of the twentieth century. He rose from obscure origins to become the founder of the new Republic of Turkey out of the ashes of t..

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Aung San Suu Kyi: Politician, Prisoner, Parent

POLITICIAN * PRISONER * PARENT A portrait of one of the most charismatic, but unknown, world leaders Aung San Suu Kyi, Nobel Peace Prize laureate and crusader for democracy in Myanmar, is once ..

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Autobiography of Alice B. Toklas

"The Autogiography of Alice B. Toklas" is in fact Gertrude Stein's own autobiography, seen through the eyes of her friend, Alice B Toklas. With occasional glimpses into her early life, it describes he..

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Autograph Hunter, The : A story of love, secrets and superstars

"I'd managed to puncture a hole between our universe and the parallel one where all the celebrities lived." 'The zaniest book I've read in eons. Andrusier is a fresh new voice and more impo..

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Be Useful: Seven tools for life

Seven lessons from the international icon on how to live a meaningful, purposeful life, for fans of Atomic Habits and Wim Hof The seven rules to follow to realize your true purpose in life-distil..

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Beautiful Trauma: A Journey of Discovery in Science and Healing

Late one night, Rebecca Fogg's hand is partially amputated in an explosion in her flat. Quick thinking saves her life, but the journey to recovery is a slow one. As the doctors rebuild her hand, Rebec..

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Becoming Forrest: One man's epic run across America

The remarkable true story of an unrivalled journey to recreate the greatest run in film history: 15,621 miles, five-times across the United States. 'Rob Pope has made his name revelling in challe..

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Behind the Seams

*** THE INSTANT SUNDAY TIMES BESTSELLER*** From adventures at Central Saint Martins to The Great British Sewing Bee, go behind the scenes of Esme Young's amazing life... At age five, Esme wa..

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Behind the Seams: My Life in Rhinestones

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Being Henry: The Fonz . . . and Beyond

Henry Winkler, launched into prominence by his role as 'The Fonz' in the beloved TV series Happy Days, has transcended the role that made him who he is. Brilliant, funny and widely regarded as the nic..

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Belonging: Natural histories of place, identity and home

SHORTLISTED FOR THE WAINWRIGHT PRIZE FOR NATURE WRITING 2023LONGLISTED FOR THE HIGHLAND BOOK PRIZE 2022Reflecting on family, identity and nature, belonging is a personal memoir about what it is to hav..

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Bernardine's Shanghai Salon: The Story of the Doyenne of Old China

Meet the Jewish salon host in 1930s Shanghai who brought together Chinese and expats around the arts as civil war erupted and World War II loomed on the horizon. Bernardine Szold Fritz arrived in..

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Berserker!

Berserk: out of control with anger or excitement; wild or frenzied. Berserkers: an elite Norse fighting corp who, apparently off their tits on hallucinogenic drugs, fought with a particular fur..

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