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The Happiest Refugee: A Memoir [used book], Anh Do
1 The Happiest Refugee: A Memoir [used book]
Anh Do Australia Allen & Unwin 2010 1742372384 / 9781742372389 Soft cover Good Book Trade Paperback 
The laugh-out-loud, reach-for-your-hanky story of one of Australia's best-loved comedians. Anh Do nearly didn't make it to Australia. His entire family came close to losing their lives on the sea as they escaped from war-torn Vietnam in an overcrowded boat. But nothing - not murderous pirates, nor the imminent threat of death by hunger, disease or dehydration as they drifted for days - could quench their desire to make a better life in the country they had dreamed about. Life in Australia was hard, an endless succession of back-breaking work, crowded rooms, ruthless landlords and make-do everything. But there was a loving extended family, and always friends and play and something to laugh about for Anh, his brother Khoa and their sister Tram. Things got harder when their father left home when Anh was only nine - they felt his loss very deeply and their mother struggled to support the family on her own. His mother's sacrifice was an inspiration to Anh and he worked hard during his teenage years to help her make ends meet, also managing to graduate high school and then university. Another inspiration was the comedian Anh met when he was about to sign on for a 60-hour a week corporate job. Anh asked how many hours he worked. 'Four,' the answer came back, and that was it. He was going to be a comedian! The Happiest Refugee tells the incredible, uplifting and inspiring life story of one of our favourite personalities. Tragedy, humour, heartache and unswerving determination - a big life with big dreams. Anh's story will move and amuse all who read it. About The Author Anh Do is one of Australia's leading comedians. He has also acted in television series and films, written screenplays and is a sought-after keynote speaker. 
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Am I Black Enough For You?, Anita Heiss
2 Am I Black Enough For You?
Anita Heiss Australia Bantam 2012 174275192X / 9781742751924 Soft cover New Book Trade Paperback 
The story of an urban-based high achieving Aboriginal woman working to break down stereotypes and build bridges between black and white Australia. I'm Aboriginal. I'm just not the Aboriginal person a lot of people want or expect me to be. What does it mean to be Aboriginal? Why is Australia so obsessed with notions of identity? Anita Heiss, successful author and passionate campaigner for Aboriginal literacy, was born a member of the Wiradjuri nation of central New South Wales, but was raised in the suburbs of Sydney and educated at the local Catholic school. She is Aboriginal - however, this does not mean she likes to go barefoot and, please, don't ask her to camp in the desert. After years of stereotyping Aboriginal Australians as either settlement dwellers or rioters in Redfern, the Australian media have discovered a new crime to charge them with: being too 'fair-skinned' to be real Aborigines. Such accusations led to Anita's involvement in one of the most important and sensational Australian legal decisions of the 21st-century when she joined others in charging a newspaper columnist with breaching the Racial Discrimination Act. He was found guilty, and the repercussions continue. In this deeply personal memoir, told in her distinctive, wry style, Anita Heiss gives a first-hand account of her experiences as a woman with an Aboriginal mother and Austrian father, and explains the development of her activist consciousness. Read her story and ask: what does it take for someone to be black enough for you? About the Author Dr Anita Heiss is the bestselling author of Not Meeting Mr Right and Avoiding Mr Right, both published by Bantam Australia. Anita was recognised for Outstanding Achievement in Literature in the 2010 and 2011 Deadly Awards for her novels Manhattan Dreaming and Paris Dreaming. A writer, satirist, activist, social commentator and occasional academic, Anita is a member of the Wiradjuri nation of central New South Wales, an Indigenous Literacy Day Ambassador and a board member of the National Aboriginal Sporting Chance Academy. She lives in Sydney and but dreams of living in New York. 
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The Gifts of Frank Cobbold, Arthur W. Upfield
3 The Gifts of Frank Cobbold
Arthur W. Upfield Australia ETT Imprint 2015 1925416224 / 9781925416220 Soft cover New Book 23.4 x 15.6 x 1.6 cm 
This biography of Frank Cobbold opens when Frank goes to sea on a Clipper aged 14. It follows him through inexperience as a Fijian trader who escaped the cannibals' cook pot and survived one of the worst hurricanes in living memory. In Australia he learned the skills of a surveyor and quickly became a sought-after and trusted station manager. Despite problems that would have defeated a less resolute man he took droughts, cheats and unyielding land tenure regulations in his stride to become one of Australia's great pioneering pastoralists. Admired by fellow bushmen, trusted by his partners and wooed by bankers, his gritty determination earned him a small fortune which he gave away. It's a remarkable story. About the Author: Arthur William Upfield (1 September 1890 13 February 1964) was an Australian writer, best known for his works of detective fiction featuring Detective Inspector Napoleon Bonaparte ('Bony') of the Queensland Police Force, a half-caste Aborigine. Born in England, Upfield moved to Australia in 1910 and fought with the Australian military during the First World War. Following his war service, he travelled extensively throughout Australia, obtaining a knowledge of Australian Aboriginal culture that would later be used extensively in his written works. In addition to his detective fiction, Upfield was also a member of the Australian Geological Society and was involved in numerous scientific expeditions. Upfield's works remained popular after his death, and in the 1970s were the basis for an Australian television series entitled "Boney". 
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Up and Down Australia, Arthur W. Upfield
4 Up and Down Australia
Arthur W. Upfield Australia ETT Imprint 2016 1925416631 / 9781925416633 Soft cover New Book 23.4 x 15.6 x 1.8 cm 
Arthur William Upfield is well known as the creator of Detective Inspector Napoleon Bonaparte (Bony) who features in 29 crime detection novels, most set in the Australian outback. He also wrote more than 220 short stories and articles, based on his experiences in the bush between 1911 and 1931. Up and Down the Real Australia is the second published collection of Upfield's short works. Kees de Hoog has selected 45 autobiographical articles, ranging from humorous outback anecdotes to personal experiences at Gallipoli and the Somme during the First World War. Kees has added The Murchison Murders, Upfield's account of how the "perfect murder" was developed for his second Bony novel, The Sands of Windee; how Snowy Rowles used it to commit at least one, probably three, murders in 1929; how the crime was solved; and what happened at Rowles' trial in 1932. About the Author: Arthur William Upfield (1 September 1890 13 February 1964) was an Australian writer, best known for his works of detective fiction featuring Detective Inspector Napoleon Bonaparte ('Bony') of the Queensland Police Force, a half-caste Aborigine. Born in England, Upfield moved to Australia in 1910 and fought with the Australian military during the First World War. Following his war service, he travelled extensively throughout Australia, obtaining a knowledge of Australian Aboriginal culture that would later be used extensively in his written works. In addition to his detective fiction, Upfield was also a member of the Australian Geological Society and was involved in numerous scientific expeditions. Upfield's works remained popular after his death, and in the 1970s were the basis for an Australian television series entitled "Boney". 
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Up and Down Australia Again, Arthur W. Upfield
5 Up and Down Australia Again
Arthur W. Upfield Australia ETT Imprint 2017 1925416798 / 9781925416794 Soft cover New Book 23.4 x 15.6 x 1.7 cm 
Arthur William Upfield is well known as the creator of Detective Inspector Napoleon Bonaparte (Bony) who features in 29 crime detection novels, most set in the Australian outback. He also wrote more than 220 short stories and articles, based on his experiences in the bush between 1911 and 1931. Up and Down the Real Australia is the second published collection of Upfield's short works. Kees de Hoog has selected 45 autobiographical articles, ranging from humorous outback anecdotes to personal experiences at Gallipoli and the Somme during the First World War. Kees has added The Murchison Murders, Upfield's account of how the "perfect murder" was developed for his second Bony novel, The Sands of Windee; how Snowy Rowles used it to commit at least one, probably three, murders in 1929; how the crime was solved; and what happened at Rowles' trial in 1932. About the Author: Arthur William Upfield (1 September 1890 13 February 1964) was an Australian writer, best known for his works of detective fiction featuring Detective Inspector Napoleon Bonaparte ('Bony') of the Queensland Police Force, a half-caste Aborigine. Born in England, Upfield moved to Australia in 1910 and fought with the Australian military during the First World War. Following his war service, he travelled extensively throughout Australia, obtaining a knowledge of Australian Aboriginal culture that would later be used extensively in his written works. In addition to his detective fiction, Upfield was also a member of the Australian Geological Society and was involved in numerous scientific expeditions. Upfield's works remained popular after his death, and in the 1970s were the basis for an Australian television series entitled "Boney". 
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Up and Down the Real Australia, Arthur W. Upfield
6 Up and Down the Real Australia
Arthur W. Upfield Australia ETT Imprint 2016 192541664X / 9781925416640 Soft cover New Book 23.4 x 15.6 x 1.4 CM 
Arthur William Upfield is well known as the creator of Detective Inspector Napoleon Bonaparte (Bony) who features in 29 crime detection novels, most set in the Australian outback. It is not well known that he also wrote about 250 short stories and articles, drawing on his experiences in the bush between 1911 and 1931. Up and Down the Real Australia is the second published collection of Upfield's short works. Kees de Hoog has selected 45 autobiographical articles, ranging from humorous outback anecdotes to personal experiences at Gallipoli and the Somme during the First World War. Kees has added The Murchison Murders, Upfield's account of how the "perfect murder" was developed for his second Bony novel, The Sands of Windee; how Snowy Rowles used it to commit at least one, probably three, murders om 1929; how the crime was solved; and what happened at Rowles' trial in 1932. About the Author: Arthur William Upfield (1 September 1890 13 February 1964) was an Australian writer, best known for his works of detective fiction featuring Detective Inspector Napoleon Bonaparte ('Bony') of the Queensland Police Force, a half-caste Aborigine. Born in England, Upfield moved to Australia in 1910 and fought with the Australian military during the First World War. Following his war service, he travelled extensively throughout Australia, obtaining a knowledge of Australian Aboriginal culture that would later be used extensively in his written works. In addition to his detective fiction, Upfield was also a member of the Australian Geological Society and was involved in numerous scientific expeditions. Upfield's works remained popular after his death, and in the 1970s were the basis for an Australian television series entitled "Boney". 
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In the Tracks of Old Bluey: Nat Buchanan, Bobbie Buchanan
7 In the Tracks of Old Bluey: Nat Buchanan
Bobbie Buchanan Australia Boolarong Press 2012 1921920882 / 9781921920882 Soft cover New Book 23.0 x 16.0 x 1.2 cm 
Nat Buchanan was the first European to cross the Barkly Tablelands from east to west and first to take a large herd of breeding cattle from Queensland to the Top End of the Northern Territory. Buchanan created a droving record when he supervised 20,000 head over this route. Critique: If he was an American they would build a Hall of Fame in his honour, but Australians haven't heard of him. At last, a fitting tribute to one of the truly great Australians. Ted Egan 
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Wizard of Oz: Speed, Modernism and the Last Ride of Norman 'Wizard' Smith, Clinton Walker
8 Wizard of Oz: Speed, Modernism and the Last Ride of Norman 'Wizard' Smith
Clinton Walker Australia Wakefield Press 2013 1862549508 / 9781862549500 Soft cover New Book 23.5 x 15.5 x 2.0 cm 
In the bitter autumn of 1932, as the world crashed into the Great Depression, Australian motor ace Norman 'Wizard' Smith sat on the remote Ninety Mile Beach in far north New Zealand, waiting for the wind to change; waiting for a chance to drive his streamlined super car the Enterprise to a new world speed record. He would be the fastest man on earth - a golden god! He waited and waited ... Norman Smith was an enigma. A contemporary of Bradman, Kingsford Smith and Phar Lap, he was dumpy and shy. But when he got behind the wheel he became the Wizard, his command uncanny, the speeds breathless. In league with engineer Don Harkness, who designed and built the Enterprise, he was pointing Australia toward a brighter future. Until somewhere along the line, things started going wrong. What really happened on that lonely beach? Clinton Walker lays bare the tragic fall from grace of Norman 'Wizard' Smith - an ordinary man lost to an extraordinary quest, and, until now, a forgotten figure. 
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Not Quite Ripe: A Memoir [used book], Debra Byrne
9 Not Quite Ripe: A Memoir [used book]
Debra Byrne Australia MacMillan 2006 1405037652 / 9781405037655 Soft cover Good Book Trade Paperback 
Debra Byrne's life has been a roller-coaster ride of successes and adulation alongside scandal, drugs and depression. From her first showbiz triumphs on "Young Talent Time", Debra's existence had a darker side. From childhood abuse to underage sex, from the destructive evil of cocaine and heroin addiction to the black depths of depression, Debra lurched from one personal disaster to another - all the while performing to an adoring public, both as a recording artist and in musical-theatre smashes such as 'Cats' and 'Sunset Boulevard'. But, above all, Debra is a survivor, and, despite everything, has raised three beautiful daughters and arrived at a place where she can, with total honesty, reflect on her astonishing life. 
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One Foot on the Podium, Don Elgin and Kevin Moloney
10 One Foot on the Podium
Don Elgin and Kevin Moloney Australia Don Elgin 2015 0994229615 / 9780994229618 Soft cover New Book 21.0 x 14.8 x 2.0 cm 
Born without the lower half of his left leg, young Don Elgin never considered himself disabled until he was in high school - and even then, he had to be convinced. His story, of a boy from the bush who battled the odds and finally stepped onto the podium as a medallist at the Sydney Paralympics, is one of absolute inspiration. Driven by an inherited sense of grit, determination and pure guts, Don overcomes an abundance of obstacles to rise to the top of the sporting heap. His life's philosophy tells us that success is not a birthright - it's earned. If you're likely to buy only one book this year, make sure it's a ripper. Make it one about a boy from the bush who's hell-bent on becoming an elite sportsman. Be sure it's a true story, with ups and downs and plenty of fun times you can relate to. An inspiring insight into triumph over adversity probably won't go astray either. The one book you should buy this year tells the true story of a boy with a couple of missing body-parts and a very naughty streak that gets him in and out of trouble with his parents, school teachers and the police on his journey to the peak of Paralympic athletic competition. The one book you should definitely buy this year is One Foot On The Podium, by Don Elgin (with Kevin Moloney). Don Elgin: One Foot On The Podium is not just the rags-to-riches story of a poor disabled boy who becomes an elite athlete. It's a tell-all tale laced with his natural humour and just enough larrikinism to make him loveable. The way Don tells his story is the reason he's one of the most entertaining and engaging speakers on the Australian circuit today. About the Author: Don is a Paralympian with an amazing story to tell. Born without the lower half of his left leg Don shares his journey of what it took for him to climb to the top of the world in elite sport. His unique presentation style will have you leaving with a spring in your step. 
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Horsemen of the Outback: Their Spurs and Spurmakers - REVISED EDITION, Don J. Corcoran
11 Horsemen of the Outback: Their Spurs and Spurmakers - REVISED EDITION
Don J. Corcoran Australia Boolarong Press 2012 192192053X / 9781921920530 Soft cover New Book 24.0 x 16.5 x 1.2 cm 
This is an extremely well researched work which will be treasured by all horse riders. It is a very thorough account of Australian spurs and the bush blacksmiths like Fred Gutte who designed his on Wave Hill Station, but is much more that. If offers a romantic folklore of the horsemen who used the spurs in their sometimes dangerous and often lonely rides on the cattle stations between outback Queensland and the Kimberley. 
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The Girl Who Stole Stockings: The True Story of Susannah Noon and the Women of the Convict Ship Friends, Elsbeth Hardie
12 The Girl Who Stole Stockings: The True Story of Susannah Noon and the Women of the Convict Ship Friends
Elsbeth Hardie Australia Australian Teachers of Media 2015 187646724X / 9781876467241 Soft cover New Book Trade Paperback 
On 8th April 1811, the ship Friends sailed from England carrying 101 female convicts bound for the penal colony that was New South Wales. The crimes of the women and girls on board ranged from pickpocketing to murder, but most were convicted of theft. Susannah Noon, not yet in her teens, tried to steal four pairs of cotton stockings from a shop in Colchester. It earned her a sentence of transportation for seven years' 'beyond the seas'. It was a sentence that reverberated throughout her lifetime; she never returned to England. What drove most of these women, young and old, to crime was what helped them to shape new lives in New South Wales - the will to survive.The newly invented society they found themselves in was, in effect, that of an 'open prison'. In 1811, there were only one hundred women in New South Wales who had not arrived as convicted felons. Susannah and her Friends shipmates were free to work and marry. Most of them grabbed the chance for respectability and, in doing so, they became part of the unexpected phenomenon that was transforming a penal outpost to thriving colony. Author Elsbeth Hardie knew nothing of these women when she went in search of them. Susannah and the others remained largely silent and invisible to history. In uncovering their stories, she provides a little-known account of the convict system that prevailed in the early years of transportation to New South Wales and how these women fared. Susannah's journey would take her on to yet another new life in a whaling station in New Zealand, some years before the arrival of that country's first organised colonists. Her story becomes that of the shore-based whaling industry that drew hardened men from around the world to the southern seas and the families they gained. Later still, Susannah becomes a first-hand witness to the events that led to the fight at the Wairau between the land-grabbing New Zealand Company and Te Rauparaha and his followers. About the Author: First time book author Elsbeth Hardie trained as a journalist and has had a career writing professionally for business clients. She is a graduate of the inaugural Creative Writing honours degree course at the University of Auckland. Elsbeth lives in Auckland but maintains strong ties to the South Island where she grew up. 
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The Last Showman: The life and times of an Outback tent-boxing legend Fred Brophy, Fred Brophy and Sue Williams
13 The Last Showman: The life and times of an Outback tent-boxing legend Fred Brophy
Fred Brophy and Sue Williams Australia Penguin Books 2014 192190190X / 9781921901904 Soft cover New Book Trade Paperback 
My life has been a mad travelling show, meeting some of the strangest and greatest people who've ever lived. I've had my fair share of trouble and I'm lucky to be here. But I've always been a showman and I've done my best to preserve a precious part of an old Australia that's fast disappearing.' Son of a sideshow operator and trapeze artist, fourth-generation showman Fred Brophy grew up on the road, travelling the length and breadth of Australia. He did time in jail as a wild teenager before establishing his own successful boxing tent. It has become a star attraction in the Outback and is now the only one of its kind in the world. Fred tells stories of living on the smell of an oily rag, rescuing battlers, and becoming embroiled in some of the most bizarre adventures imaginable. This is one helluva life, full of hardship, hilarity and unexpected turns, including Fred being inducted into the Queensland Boxing Hall of Fame and receiving a Medal of the Order of Australia. 'Now ladies and gentlemen, let's go inside. The show's about to begin . . .' About the Author: Fred Brophy is an Australian icon. He's a fourth generation showman who still operates his boxing tent - the last of its kind in the world. He makes an annual appearance at Birdsville Races where the tent is a major drawcard. He was admitted into the QLD Boxing Hall of Fame in 2010, and was awarded a Medal of the Order of Australia (OAM) in 2011 for services to charity and to the entertainment industry in keeping old-style tent boxing alive. Fred is now sixty and lives in his pub at Kilkivan, Queensland, with his partner, Sandi. He also has a pub in Cracow. A major two-part documentary about his boxing tent, Outback Fight Club, shows regularly on Qantas flights domestically and all over the world and every time he travels overseas, he invariably meets locals who've heard of him. 
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Blue Bostock: Australia's First Bullfighter and Rodeo Clown, Geoff Allen
14 Blue Bostock: Australia's First Bullfighter and Rodeo Clown
Geoff Allen Australia Boolarong Press 2013 1922109401 / 9781922109408 Soft cover New Book 23.0 x 16.5 x 1.5 cm 
Meet Blue Bostock, Australia's first bullfighter and rodeo clown. Told in an authentic voice by an authentic Aussie character Blue Bostock: Australia's first bullfighter and rodeo clown is the colourful story of one man's life as one of this country's most famous rodeo riders. From his carefree days growing up in Mackay to international fame as a rodeo rider and bull fighter, Blue Bostock was never one to let an opportunity pass him by. Narrated by a true Aussie larrikin to one of his best mates, Geoff Allen, this book captures Blue's free spirit attitude to life, and his time on the Australian rodeo circuit. 
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Outlaws of the Kimberley Underworld, Geoff Allen
15 Outlaws of the Kimberley Underworld
Geoff Allen Australia Boolarong Press 2014 1925046702 / 9781925046700 Soft cover New Book 23.0 x 16.5 x 1.5 cm 
This is the true life story of Smokey, King of the horse-duffers. One hundred years ago, as the Boer War came to an end, the rugged Kimberley Range formed the roughest and most remote cattle-country in Australia. It was five days hard ride from the nearest township of Wyndham to Smokey's Kimberley Underworld hideout. The police patrols sent out to arrest King Smokey faced a daunting task. The few passes through the forbidding King Leopold Ranges were guarded by fierce Aboriginal warriors known as Munjons. The Munjons waged a bitter war with the white stockmen, but for every spearing of the cudeas' cattle, there were savage reprisals and massacres. For Smokey and his loyal teenage follower Colt, there is the ultimate freedom of fast-riding outlaws. Whether it's stealing mobs of horses or seducing young women, hunting down a brutal murderer or escaping from the mounted troopers with their black trackers, sex in the billabong with Pixie and Jilly or riding an outsider in the Wyndham Cup, the Colt leads a life of which every young man dreams. In the tradition of master story-teller Ion Idriess, Outlaws of the Kimberley Underworld is an action-packed thriller that makes the American Wild West look like a kindergarten. Author Geoff Allen spent thirteen years researching these stories while working as a ringer on a cattle stations in the Kimberley and Northern Territory. Author of The Gun Ringer and Ballads of the Kimberley, he has won many national awards for his bush ballads. 
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Love You to Bits and Pieces: True Story of David Helfgott and the Movie
16 Love You to Bits and Pieces: True Story of David Helfgott and the Movie "Shine" [used book]
Gillian Helfgott and Alissa Tanskaya UK Penguin Books Ltd 1997 0140265465 / 9780140265460 Soft cover Good Book B-format 
The biography of David Helfgott, a gifted young Australian pianist who suffered a severe mental breakdown and was institutionalized. Although brilliant and charismatic, he was insecure and reliant on anti-psychotic medication, but eventually overcame his illness to achieve artistic greatness. This story was written by his wife Gillian, who tells of the powerful bond between them and of sharing her life with a man who came through the darkness of his past. 
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Memories of a Fox [used book], Harry Gallagher
17 Memories of a Fox [used book]
Harry Gallagher Australia Wakefield Press 1999 1862544395 / 9781862544390 Soft cover Good Book 21.0 x 14.0 x 2.0 cm 
Harry Gallagher's memoir is both a story of achievement and a unique love story. As a child of the Depression in Sydney's inner west Harry and his best friend Gloria made a playground of the local tip. The resourcefulness he learnt in these early years stood him in good stead as he took on the world, launching the careers of Jon Henricks, Dawn Fraser and many other swimming legends, and bringing Australia an avalanche of Olympic Gold. 'This is a story to inspire. It creeps into your bones, makes you want to achieve.' - Dawn Fraser 
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The Big Book of Lunn 2in1 Over the Top with Jim / Head over Heels, Hugh Lunn
18 The Big Book of Lunn 2in1 Over the Top with Jim / Head over Heels
Hugh Lunn Australia ABC Books 2013 0733317596 / 9780733317590 Soft cover New Book Trade Paperback 
A bind up of Hugh Lunn's two bestselling memoirs, Over the Top With Jim and Head Over Heels. One of the classic childhood memoirs complete with vividly painted characters, teachers, siblings, parents, the people who came to the Lunn family's bun shop and most of all the suspicious Russian kid with the funny name, Dmitri Egeroff (Jim), Hugh Lunn's Over the top With Jim is a laugh out loud account of a bygone Australian era. Successive generations have fallen for Hugh and Jim and their mates, as the strong sales of the book can attest. Now in a bind up with the follow up, Head Over Heels, which sees a 'grown up' Hugh tackle his career as a young journalist and navigate the reefs of romance. told with great humour and affection, these are two must-read books now available together for the first time. 
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Vietnam: A reporter's war, Hugh Lunn
19 Vietnam: A reporter's war
Hugh Lunn Australia ABC Books 2007 0733321720 / 9780733321726 Soft cover New Book 21.0 x 13.6 x 2.3 cm 
Saigon,1967. Fresh-faced 25-year-old Hugh Lunn arrives in Vietnam at the height of the war to cover it for Reuters and quickly meets a fascinating cast of characters: journalists, Vietnamese, military and best of all, Dinh, the Vietnamese reporter and guide who spoke his own brand of English (Dinglish) and whose wisdom and humour become inextricably bound up with the young reporter's view of the war. Before long the author experiences the full horror and tragedy of war, and finds himself questioning not only the US/Australian role in Vietnam, but his own role in a war where images and words could be as powerful as bullets. 
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Nemarluk, Ion L. Idriess
20 Nemarluk
Ion L. Idriess Australia ETT Imprint 2016 1925416569 / 9781925416565 Soft cover New Book 23.4 x 15.6 x 1.0 cm 
Nemarluk, one of the most feared Aboriginal renegades in the north of Australia, had vowed to rid his land of all intruders. This is the story of the last three years of his life, and his extraordinary battle with the tracker, Bul-Bul, brought in by the Northern Territory police in a final desperate attempt to put an end to Nemarluk's fight. Ion L. Idriess had already brought Lasseter and Flynn to the public's attention with his action-packed stories. He had first-hand knowledge of the courage of Nemarluk and wanted to immortalise the man he called the King of the Wilds. 
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