A stunning record of the amazing career of Nick Cave, one of the world's coolest musicians, by one of the world's most celebrated rock photographers
When Bleddyn Butcher first saw The Birthday Party play, back in 1981, he was... read more

A Little History - Photographs of Nick Cave and Cohorts 1981-2013
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"Hadfield is a genius, a man of science and technology and no first-timer to the universe."-New York Post
 
Chris Hadfield has spent decades training as an astronaut and has logged nearly 4000 hours in space. During this time he has broken into a Space Station with a Swiss army knife... read more

An Astronaut's Guide to Life on Earth
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Mary Shelley was brought up by her father in a house filled with radical thinkers, poets, philosophers and writers of the day. Aged sixteen, she eloped with Percy Bysshe Shelley, embarking on a relationship that was lived on the move acros... read more

In Search of Mary Shelley: the Girl Who Wrote Frankenstein
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Awards:Winner of Pulizter Prize for Biography 2017 Shortlisted for Costa Biography Award 2016 Shortlisted for Baillie Gifford Prize for Non-Fiction 2016. WINNER OF THE SLIGHTLY FOXED BEST FIRST BIOGRAPHY PRIZE ONE OF THE NEW YORK TIMES' TOP 10 BOOKS OF 2016 

WINNER OF THE PULITZER PRIZE * The acclaimed memoir about fathers and sons, a legacy of loss, and, ultimately, healing--one of The New York Times Book Review's ten best books of the year, winner of the PEN/Jean Stein Book Award, and a finalist for t... read more

The Return: Fathers, Sons and the Land in Between
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Donald Horne was one of Australia's leading thinkers for close to fifty years, and probably the best Australian non-fiction writer of his generation. His seminal book The Lucky Countrymade the case for a more open, modern, intelligent Australia. He was also famous for re... read more

Selected Writings
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Composer and broadcaster Andrew Ford tells his life story through the lens of music - what it is, why it means so much to us and how it works in our lives. From his early childhood in the Beatles-crazy Liverpool of the 1960s to his evolving work as a composer, choral conductor... read more

The Memory of Music
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Even after eight years of watching them daily in the press, the fact that the most powerful man in the world is a Black man is still breathtaking to me. The fact that he goes home to a tight-knit, lo... read more

The Meaning of Michelle: 16 Writers on the Iconic First Lady and How Her Journey Inspires Our Own
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"How one woman helped shape the Australian art world. Kiffy Rubbo was a dynamic and unique force in Australian art in the 1970s. It was the time of 'the personal is political', of the Vietnam War and the draft, of Indigenous rights and feminism. It was under Kiffy R... read more

Kiffy Rubbo: Curating the 1970s
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Bruce Grant was raised in outback Western Australia but lived and worked at or near the centre of power in Australia for several decades, as journalist and foreign correspondent, diplomat, and advisor to governments from Menzies to Whitlam to Hawke and Ke... read more

Subtle Moments: Scenes on a Life's Journey
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Queen Bees looks at the lives of six remarkable women who made careers out of being society hostesses, including Lady Astor, who went on to become the first female MP... read more

Queen Bees: Six Brilliant and Extraordinary Society Hostesses Between the Wars - A Spectacle of Celebrity, Talent, and Burning Ambition
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An alluring and atmospheric enquiry into the creative impulse -- as seen through the work and lives of Mariano Fortuny and William Morris -- by one of our greatest novelists. This ravishing little book, glowing with colour and generously illust... read more

Peacock and Vine: Fortuny and Morris in Life and at Work
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A fresh, spirited and engaging biography of a fascinating and influential woman who was absolutely instrumental in shaping modern Australia - but whose influence and importance has largely been forgotten.
Caroline Chisholm was a take-no-prisoners game... read more

Caroline Chisholm: An Irresistible Force
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