Daddy Cool was a phenomenon; they were without doubt, the biggest and most popular band Australia ever produced, up until the early 1970's at least. Their rise was meteoric; they came out of nowhere and appeared on our stages in a blizzard of shaggy hair, over-sized suits, fox t... read more

Daddy Who? The Rise and Demise of Australia's Greatest Rock Band (Daddy Cool)
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Unmasked
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"Why didn't you and Daddy want people to give you any wedding presents?" I used to ask. But my mother could never be drawn into talking about the wedding. Later, I assumed it was because she did not wish to be reminded of the ghastly mistake she had made in marrying... read more

Her Mother's Daughter - A Memoir
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A #1 New York Times BestsellerA Pulitzer Prize-Winning AuthorWith lucidity, breadth, and meticulousness, Ron Chernow sheds new light on the man whom Walt Whitman described as "nothing heroic . . . and yet the greatest hero." This is America's greatest biographer bringing movingly to life o... read more

Grant
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On 21 August 2015, Ayoub al-Khazzani boarded a train in Brussels bound for Paris. Khazzani's mission was clear- he had an AK-47, a pistol, a box cutter, and enough ammunition to obliterate the 554 passengers on the crowded train. But as he began to execute his plan, he... read more

The 15:17 to Paris: Film Tie-In
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John Ward, writing whilst incarcerated on Norfolk Island, tells a story of thwarted love that--he claims--led him to a life of crime: including theft, sexual assault and more. In telling the candid story of his downfall he exposes his own ruthlessness and lack of empathy. This book is an insight into ... read more

Crime, Punishment and Redemption: A Convict's Story
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Much has been written about the lives and art of Heide, but finally the remaining members of the inner circle have entrusted the truth to be told through this intimate biography of John and Sunday Reed. Equal parts romance and tragedy, Modern Love exp... read more

Modern Love - The Lives of John and Sunday Reed
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'This book has found a special place in my heart. It's as strange, beautiful and unexpected, as precise and exquisite in its movings, as bees in a hive. I loved it' HELEN MACDONALD, author of H IS FOR HAWK 'Everyone should own A Honeybee He... read more

A Honeybee Heart Has Five Openings
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Paul Keating is widely credited as the chief architect of the most significant period of political and economic reform in Australia's history. Twenty years on, there is still no story from the horse's mouth of how it all came about. No autobiography. No memoir. Yet he is the supreme stor... read more

Keating
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On the coldest morning of the year, Vicki Myron found a tiny, bedraggled kitten almost frozen to death in the night drop box of the library where she worked, and her life -- and the town of Spencer, Iowa -- would never be the same. Vicki was a single mother who had survived the loss of her family farm... read more

Dewey: The Small-town Library-cat Who Touched the World
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At the age of 18, Beryl Markham, then Clutterbuck, was the first woman in Africa to be granted a racehorse trainer's licence; she was still active as a trainer until her death in 1986. She took up flying in 1931, inventing big game hunting by air, and in September 1936 she made world headlines by beco... read more

West with the Night
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William Taubman's brilliant biography of one of the key figures of the Soviet Union is a study in contrasts - how the boy from a peasant background rose to the heights of power; how a single-minded, ambitious political player survived twenty years under Stalin; how he opened up to the Wes... read more

Khrushchev
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