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'Wordy is about the intoxication of writing; my sense of playful versatility; different voices for different matters: the polemical voice for political columns; the sharp-eyed descriptive take for profiles; poetic precision in grappling with the hard task of translating art into words; lyrical... read more

Wordy
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At the outbreak of World War I, 129 women were registered as medical practitioners in Australia, and many of them were eager to contribute their skills and expertise to the war effort. For the military establishment, however, the notion of women doctors serving on the battlefield ... read more

Women to the Front
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Series:100 years of dirt

Violence, treachery and cruelty run through the generational veins of Rick Morton?s family. A horrific accident thrusts his mother and siblings into a world impossible for them to navigate, a life of poverty and drug addiction One Hundred Years of Dirtis an unflinching ... read more

One Hundred Years of Dirt
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On the scorching February day in 2009 that became known as Black Saturday, a man lit two fires in Victoria's Latrobe Valley, then sat on the roof of his house to watch the inferno.
In the Valley, where the rates of crime were the hig... read more

The Arsonist: A Mind on Fire - Indie Non-Fiction Winner 2019
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Like one in six people in India, Sujatha Gidla was born an untouchable. While most untouchables are illiterate, her family was educated by Canadian missionaries in the 1930s, making it possible for Gidla to attend elite sch... read more

Ants among Elephants - An Untouchable Family and the Making of Modern India
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Solitary is the unforgettable life story of a man who served more than four decades in solitary confinement - in a 6-foot by 9-foot cell, 23 hours aday, in notorious Angola prison in Louisiana - all for a crime he did not commit. That Alb... read more

Solitary: Unbroken by Four Decades in Solitary Confinement
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Once I was the poster boy for corporate success, but now I'm crashing through the bush in a storm in search of a missing pig. How the hell did we end up here?   Todd and Jeff have had enough of the city. Sick of the daily grind and worka... read more

Thirty Thousand Bottles of Wine and a Pig Called Helga
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A circle of pine trees, a sagging wire fence, and a roof that was once painted red.
 
'There it is,' said Dad.
 
 
In 1953, after doctors prescribed fresh country air for his health, Scottish-born Robert Wales uprooted his young ... read more

Barefoot in the Bindis
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When Alison, a mother of five school aged children, is diagnosed with a rare and incurable cancer she is initially overwhelmed. As a busy working mother she agonises about her future and the ... read more

The Jones Family Food Roster: How Community, Family and Faith Helped One Woman Thrive in the Face of Cancer
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I'm not on my own because I've been sitting crying into a handkerchief or apron over a lack of interested men. I've been made every offer imaginable over the years. Men offer themselves, their sons...drunk fathers sometimes call me up and say things like: "D... read more

Heiða: A shepherd at the edge of the world
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'I swim for every chance to get wasted - after every meet, every weekend, every travel trip. This is what I look forward to and what I tell no one: the burn of it down my throat, to my soul curled up in my lungs, the sharpest pain all over it - it seizes and stretches, becoming ... read more

Godspeed: A Memoir
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Janet Malcolm's previous collection, Forty-One False Starts: Essays on Artists and Writers, was 'unmistakably the work of a master' (New York Times Book Review).
Like Forty-One False Starts, Nobody's Looking at You brings together previously uncompiled pieces, ma... read more

Nobody's Looking at You - Essays
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