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Series:Great Australian Stories Ser.

Marsh knows how to spin a yarn' - Gold Coast Bulletin We're nearing the end of the service and so I step closer in to do the last 'ashes to ashes and dust to dust' bit. Just as I get to the edge of the grave, the soil gives away and in I go. Well, they reckon... read more

Great Australian Bush Funeral Stories
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The complete story of the miraculous rescue of the Wild Boars soccer team boys and their coach in Tham Luang cave in northern Thailand in July 2018. Keen to go exploring after soccer practice, the boys of the Wild Boars soccer team ignored the sign at the cave entrance warni... read more

The Great Cave Rescue
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'The web of our Life is of mingled Yarn' - John Keats. In "Young Romantics", Daisy Hay shatters the myth of the Romantic poet as a solitary, introspective genius, telling the story of the communal existence of an astonishingly youthful circle. The fiery, generous spirit of Leigh Hunt, radical journali... read more

Young Romantics: The Shelleys, Byron and Other Tangled Lives
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Now with extra sass - three fabulous new chapters - the bestselling laugh-out-loud memoir of one of Australia's most adored performers on stage and radio. Funny and feisty, Em Rusciano's insights into her world of mayhem, ma... read more

Try Hard: Tales from the Life of a Needy Overachiever (Extra Sass Edition)
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Awards:Winner of Costa Biography Award 2015.

The acclaimed author of Founding Gardeners reveals the forgotten life of Alexander von Humboldt, the visionary German naturalist whose ideas changed the way we see the natural world--and in the process created ... read more

The Invention of Nature: The Adventures of Alexander Von Humboldt, the Lost Hero of Science
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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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Taking up where Bob's first book, STOKED, left off, this is the story of what happens when youth gives way to the responsibilities and discoveries of middle age, when things like family and religion and bringing in income clash head to head with a lifestyle built on no commitments. Told in Bob's signa... read more

More Stoked!
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" Frank, enraging and captivating. The New Yorker Australian writer Geraldine Brooks is now known internationally for her bestselling novels, but as a foreign correspondent Geraldine spent six years covering the Middle East. And when her poised ... read more

Nine Parts of Desire: The Hidden World of Islamic Women
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Barack Obama reveals the real story of Obama's beginnings: child of a black man from Luoland and a white woman born in Kansas. At the heart of Obama's psyche and his political beliefs - and therefore his presidency - is his life-long struggle to understand the extreme duality of his identity. Maraniss... read more

Barack Obama: The Making of the Man
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They were the black sheep of aristocracy and this is their story. From stately homes to the prisons of wartime Britain; from the House of Lords to Edwardian asylums; from the Ritz and the Dorchester to East End dives, Splendour and Squalor tells the fascinating stories of three of Britain's most il... read more

Splendour and Squalor: The Disgrace and Disintegration of Three Aristocratic Dynasties
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Born on a council estate in Belfast, Alex Higgins left school at 15. At 17, he won the Northern Ireland and All Ireland snooker championships, and turned professional when he was 20. In 1972, aged just 23, he became the youngest person ever to win the world championship. He triumphed again in an emoti... read more

The Hurricane
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When Wayne and Kelly Maines adopted identical twin boys, they thought their lives were complete. But it wasn't long before they noticed a marked difference between Jonas and his brother, Wyatt. Jonas preferred sports and trucks a... read more

Becoming Nicole: The Extraordinary Transformation of an Ordinary Family
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