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Words, music, art and performance. The stuff of a satisfying life. After exploring the idea of home, where and what it is in A First Place, what does it mean to be a writer and where writing begins in The Writing Life, David Malouf moves o... read more

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An uplifting memoir of resilience and strength from ex-Premier of Queensland, Anna Bligh. Anna Bligh knows something about hard knocks and high walls. She was raised by a single mother in the worki... read more

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In Home Truths, comedian and author Mandy Nolan explores the significance of place in relationship to self, specifically what it is about home that is so intrinsic to our sense of self and what is says about o... read more

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Author: Helen Macdonald
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Awards:Costa Book of the Year. Samuel Johnson Prize for Non-Fiction 2014.

This book is the Winner of the Costa Book of the Year and Winner of the Samuel Johnson Prize for Non-Fiction. As a child, Helen Macdonald was determined to become a falconer, learning the arcane terminology and reading all the classic book... read more

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'Nance was a week short of her sixth birthday when she and Frank were roused out of bed in the dark and lifted into the buggy, squashed in with bedding, the cooking pots rattling around in the back, and her mother shouting back ... read more

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The incredible fall, rise and demise of Francis Greenway, Australia's first government architect. A forger and convicted felon, Francis Greenway was transported to Sydney in 1814. Only a decade later, his dre... read more

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There are few artists who inspire such reverence as Kim Gordon. In Girl in a Band she tells with complete openness the story of her family, her work in the visual arts, her move to New York City, the men in her life, her marriage, her rel... read more

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In the tradition of his bestselling Curtin and Chifley, David Day's exhaustive biography of one of our most fascinating prime ministers. Paul Keating was one of the most significant political figures of the late twentieth cent... read more

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Daughter of the Territory is the amazing life story of Jacqueline Hammar. Born in Darwin in 1929, Jacqueline's childhood was spent in a succession of bush towns before she was sent to school in Darwin. With the outbreak of Worl... read more

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Publishing is a personal story of a writer's hunger to be published, the pursuit of that goal, and then the long haul--for Gail Godwin, forty-five years of being a published writer and all that goes with it. A student at the ... read more

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Topography, geography, history. Multiculturalism, referendums, the constitution and national occasions. Parental and grandparental romances, the sensual and bountiful beauty of Brisbane, the mysterious offerings of Queenslander houses, an... read more

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#1 New York Times Bestseller In her first memoir, Roz Chast brings her signature wit to the topic of aging parents. Spanning the last several years of their lives and told through four-color cartoons, famil... read more

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Alan Cumming grew up in the grip of a man who held his family hostage, someone who meted out violence with a frightening ease, who waged a silent war with himself that sometimes spilled over onto everyone around him. Tha... read more

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'I was prime minister for three years and three days.Three years and three days of resilience.Three years and three days of changing the nation.Three years and three days for you to judge.' On Wednesday 23 June 2010, with the gove... read more

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As the world reels from the Charlie Hebdo-related murders, Ayaan Hirsi Ali the brilliant, charismatic and controversial bestselling author of Infidel and Nomad makes a powerful plea for a Muslim Reformation as the ... read more

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'IF YOU CAN TAKE IT, YOU CAN MAKE IT' Louis Zamperini lived one of the most amazing lives imaginable. As a young boy he was a troublemaker but his will to succeed drove him on to become an Ol... read more

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Witty, acerbic, insightful musings from Robert Dessaix, one of Australia's finest writers. One Sunday night in Sydney, Robert Dessaix collapses in a gutter in Darlinghurst, and is helped to his hotel by a kind young man wearing a T-shi... read more

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Kerry Packer was instrumental in shaping Australia's media landscape and culture. For 30 years he controlled television's perennial ratings leader Channel Nine, and a large percentage of the nation's most influential magaz... read more

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For readers of Nora Ephron, Tina Fey, and David Sedaris, this hilarious, poignant, and extremely frank collection of personal essays confirms Lena Dunham - the acclaimed creator, producer, and star... read more

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This is a startling memoir of a successful journalist's journey from the deserted and dusty mining towns of the American Southwest, to an antique filled apartment on Park Avenue. Jeanette Walls narrates her nomadic and adventurous chil... read more

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