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A Stolen Life : A Memoir [used book]

By: Jaycee Dugard

Price: $8.00

Publisher: UK, Simon and Schuster: 2012

Seller ID: 085720713X

ISBN: 085720713X

Condition: Good


A raw and powerful memoir of Jaycee Lee Dugard's own story of being kidnapped as an 11-year-old and held captive for over 18 years On 10 June 1991, eleven-year-old Jaycee Dugard was abducted from a school bus stop within sight of her home in Tahoe, California. It was the last her family and friends saw of her for over eighteen years. On 26 August 2009, Dugard, her daughters, and Phillip Craig Garrido appeared in the office of her kidnapper's parole officer in California. Their unusual behaviour sparked an investigation that led to the positive identification of Jaycee Lee Dugard, livi... View more info

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This is Going to Hurt : Secret Diaries of a Junior Doctor

By: Adam Kay

Price: $18.95

Publisher: UK, Picador: 2018

Seller ID: 9781509899470

ISBN: 1509899472

Condition: New


THE MILLION COPY BESTSELLER BOOK OF THE YEAR AT THE NATIONAL BOOK AWARDS `Painfully funny. The pain and the funniness somehow add up to something entirely good, entirely noble and entirely loveable.' - Stephen Fry Welcome to the life of a junior doctor: 97-hour weeks, life and death decisions, a constant tsunami of bodily fluids, and the hospital parking meter earns more than you. Scribbled in secret after endless days, sleepless nights and missed weekends, Adam Kay's This is Going to Hurt provides a no-holds-barred account of his time on the NHS front line. Hilarious, horrifying and... View more info

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Chinese Cinderella : The Secret Story of an Unwanted Daughter

By: Adeline Yen Mah

Price: $19.95

Publisher: Australia, Penguin: 1999

Seller ID: 9780141304878

ISBN: 0141304871

Condition: New


Jung-ling's family considers her bad luck because her mother died giving birth to her. They discriminate against her and make her feel unwanted yet she yearns and continuously strives for her parents' love. Her stepmother is vindictive and cruel andher father dismissive. Jung-ling grows up to be an academic child, with a natural ability for writing. Only her aunt and grandfather offer her any love and kindness. The story is of survival in the light of the mental and physical cruelty of her stepmother and the disloyalty of her siblings. Jung-ling blossoms in spite of everything and the story en... View more info

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The Diary of A Drug Fiend - 2nd Revised Edition

By: Aleister Crowley

Price: $29.95

Publisher: USA, Red Wheel: 2010

Edition: 2nd Edition

Seller ID: 003885

ISBN: 1578634946

Condition: New


This is a true story. . . It is a terrible story; but it is also a story of hope and of beauty. Written by Aleister Crowley, Diary of a Drug Fiend tells the story of young Peter Pendragon and his lover Louise Laleham, and their adventures traveling through Europe in a cocaine and heroin haze. The bohemian couples binges produce visions and poetic prophecies, but when their supply inevitably runs dry they find themselves faced with the reality of their drug addiction. Through the guidance of King Lamus, a master adept, they use the application of practical Magick to free themselves from addicti... View more info

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Alek : The extraordinary life of a Sudanese Refugee [used book]

By: Alek Wek

Price: $8.00

Publisher: UK, Virago Press: 2007

Seller ID: 1844084426

ISBN: 1844084426

Condition: Good


Alek Wek, Supermodel, campaigner, spokesperson and entrepreneur, tells her amazing story, from war-torn Sudan to the catwalks of London, Paris and New York Alek Wek grew up in the Sudan in the midst of the vicious civil war. Now, at age 28, she is one of the most sought-after supermodels in the world, and has single-handedly changed the traditional concept of what is beautiful in the West. As model, refugee activist and businesswoman she is an inspiration - and this remarkable real-life story sheds light on her journey from Dinka tribal roots in war-torn Sudan to a new beginnings in Brooklyn. ... View more info

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Hope's Boy : Broken by life, saved by love [used book]

By: Andrew Bridge

Price: $8.00

Publisher: UK, Hodder and Stoughton: 2008

Seller ID: 0340961767

ISBN: 0340961767

Condition: Good


Andrew grew up in the 1970s with his funny, loving but deeply unstable mother. Life with her was totally chaotic. She left him alone in motel rooms at night and took him with her when she went house burgling. But Andrew's mother wasn't bad, she was just lost herself and one thing she did was always tell him she loved him. Gradually, though, the bad times got worse. One day Andrew, aged seven, found his mother in the bathroom in the middle of a breakdown, the walls covered in her pleas for help all written in the blood from the cuts she'd inflicted on herself. He was taken into care and put wit... View more info

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The Two of Me : Andrew Johns The Autobiography [used book]

By: Andrew Johns with Neil Cadigan

Price: $9.00

Publisher: Australia, Harper Collins: 2007

Seller ID: 0732286530

ISBN: 0732286530

Condition: Good


The No. 1 non-fiction bestseller; the most honest sports biography of the year 'One of the most searingly candid sporting autobiographies yet published in this country' - HERALD SUN Hailed as the greatest Rugby League player in the history of the game, Andrew Johns is one of the most compelling personalities in Australian sport. A three-time winner of the Dally M Medal for the best and fairest in the NRL and a driving force behind two premierships for the Newcastle Knights, the bare statistics only hint at the massive impact 'Joey' has had on Rugby League. However, his achievements on the fiel... View more info

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The Happiest Refugee: A Memoir

By: Anh Do

Price: $32.95

Publisher: Australia, Allen & Unwin: 2010

Seller ID: 9781742372389

ISBN: 1742372384

Condition: New


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 eve... View more info

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Am I Black Enough For You?

By: Anita Heiss

Price: $34.95

Publisher: Australia, Bantam: 2012

Seller ID: 9781742751924

ISBN: 174275192X

Condition: New


Winner of the Vic Premier's Award for Indigenous Writing. 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... View more info

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Abandoned : The True Story of a Little Girl Who Didn't Belong [used book]

By: Anya Peters

Price: $8.00

Publisher: UK, Harper Element: 2013

Seller ID: 0007245742

ISBN: 0007245742

Condition: Good


Separated from her real mother at birth, Anya grew up in terror of her drunken bullying uncle. Beaten, humiliated and sexually abused by him from the age of six, she thought her life couldn't get worse. But one day it did. "I was used to Daddy screaming 'whore's child' at me, over and over again. But I couldn't get used to what he made me do." Anya was too terrified to tell anybody about what her uncle did to her. But then he got careless and started abusing her in front of the other children. When her brothers started calling her a 'whore', Anya cracked and all her terrible secrets ... View more info

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127 Hours : Between a Rock and a Hard Place [used book]

By: Aron Ralston

Price: $8.00

Publisher: UK, Simon and Schuster: 2010

Edition: Movie Tie-in Edition

Seller ID: 1849833907

ISBN: 1849833907

Condition: Good


On Sunday April 27, 2003, 27-year old Aron Ralston set off for a day's hiking in the Utah canyons. Dressed in a t-shirt and shorts, Ralston, a seasoned climber, figured he'd hike for a few hours and then head off to work. 40 miles from the nearest paved road, he found himself on top of an 800-pound boulder. As he slid down and off of the boulder it shifted, trapping his right hand against the canyon wall. No one knew where he was; he had little water; he wasn't dressed correctly; and the boulder wasn't going anywhere. He remained trapped for five days in the canyon: hypothermic at night, de-hy... View more info

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Up and Down Australia

By: Arthur W. Upfield

Price: $29.95

Publisher: Australia, ETT Imprint: 2016

Seller ID: A1280

ISBN: 1925416631

Condition: New


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 Mu... View more info

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Up and Down the Real Australia

By: Arthur W. Upfield

Price: $29.95

Publisher: Australia, ETT Imprint: 2016

Seller ID: A1281

ISBN: 192541664X

Condition: New


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 ha... View more info

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Up and Down Australia Again

By: Arthur W. Upfield

Price: $29.95

Publisher: Australia, ETT Imprint: 2017

Seller ID: A1282

ISBN: 1925416798

Condition: New


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 Mu... View more info

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Confessions of a Millionaire's Mistress : The true story of a young woman, an illicit affair and a world of wealth and glamour [used book]

By: Ava Reilly

Price: $8.00

Publisher: Australia, Allen and Unwin: 2015

Seller ID: 1760112038

ISBN: 1760112038

Condition: Good


'The morning after meeting Hugh, I was heading out the door when I saw I had a new message. I opened it cautiously and saw six words that made my heart skip a beat. I need to see you again.' Ava Reilly was just starting her career in PR when she was sent to meet one of the industry's major players. She was naive to the ways of the entertainment business, but was determined to make a good impression. What she wasn't prepared for was the electricity she would feel between them from the moment of their first meeting. Soon they had embarked on a stormy, seductive love affair, with liaison... View more info

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In Moral Danger: A True Story [used book]

By: Barbara Biggs

Price: $8.00

Publisher: Australia, Floradale: 2003

Seller ID: 002106

ISBN: 0957912145

Condition: Good


He was 42 and one of Australia's most successful criminal barristers. She was 14, a runaway with nowhere to go. She later learnt the barrister had paid her grandmother. She had been sold... So begins Barbara Biggs' inside account of the dark side of the permissive seventies. The episode is to haunt her for years. But it is only one part of an extraordinary family story told with black humour and unflinching honesty. At 13 she runs away from home for wayward girls. At 16 she admits herself to a psychiatric hospital. At 18 she escapes Cambodia as it falls to the Khmer Rouge. At 19 she is a pro... View more info

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Australian Outback Yarns : Bull from the Bush

By: Bob Flatt

Price: $22.95

Publisher: Australia, New Holland: 2004

Seller ID: 9781741102062

ISBN: 1741102065

Condition: New


This is the hilarious account of a young man growing up in the outback in the 1950s. Bob Flatt brings to life many of his hair-raising adventures and the characters he met along the way. It tells of a world before technology took over, when each cattle station was its own self-contained community, drovers still roamed the land and the spirit of mateship was a matter of life and death. View more info

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In the Tracks of Old Bluey : Nat Buchanan

By: Bobbie Buchanan

Price: $29.95

Publisher: Australia, Boolarong Press: 2012

Seller ID: 9781921920882

ISBN: 1921920882

Condition: New


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 View more info

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God's Callgirl: A Memoir [used book]

By: Carla Van Raay

Price: $8.00

Publisher: Australia, Harper Collins: 2006

Seller ID: 002112

ISBN: 0732282365

Condition: Good


At the age of 18, Carla van Raay entered a convent to devote her life to God. By 35 she was earning her living as a prostitute. As a child, Carla van Raay experienced a trauma that changed her forever. Burdened by the weight of this terrible secret, all she wanted to do was survive. Life as a nun promised refuge from the outside world. Carla hoped to find love and understanding within the convent walls. Instead she became enmeshed in a complex system of regulations that drove her to the brink of madness. Finally released from her vows, she escaped back into the 'real' world. A hasty marriage a... View more info

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Who Says I Can't? A Memoir [used book]

By: Catherine DeVrye

Price: $8.00

Publisher: Australia, Bantam: 2005

Seller ID: 001494

ISBN: 186325465X

Condition: Good


A story of hope and perseverance from the Australian Woman Executive of the Year. "I came into the world, an illegitimate baby in an era of shame, conceived before the advent of the pill or abortion. Maybe it wasn't exactly what one would call a great start in the game of life, but I'm grateful that it made me a player. Since then, life has offered more success and joy than I ever dreamed about. It's there for all of us and I guess that's why I'm now happy to tell my story. But there was a time I wouldn't have told anyone at all." Catherine DeVrye was abandoned as a baby and adopted by loving ... View more info

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Wild: A Journey from Lost to Found # Movie Tie-In

By: Cheryl Strayed

Price: $19.95

Publisher: UK, Atlantic PBS: 2014

Seller ID: 000625

ISBN: 1782394869

Condition: New


At twenty-six, Cheryl Strayed thought she had lost everything. In the wake of her mother's rapid death from cancer, her family disbanded and her marriage crumbled. With nothing to lose, she made the most impulsive decision of her life: to walk eleven-hundred miles of the west coast of America - from the Mojave Desert, through California and Oregon, and into Washington state - and to do it alone. She had no experience of long-distance hiking and the journey was nothing more than a line on a map. But it held a promise - a promise of piecing together a life that lay in ruins at her feet. About ... View more info

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Life with My Sister Madonna [used book]

By: Christopher Ciccone with Wendy Leigh

Price: $8.00

Publisher: Australia, Simon and Schuster: 2008

Seller ID: 1921470089

ISBN: 1921470089

Condition: Good


Christopher Ciccone's extraordinary memoir is based on his forty-seven years of growing up with, working with, and understanding the most famous woman of our time, who has intrigued, scandalized, and entertained millions for half a century. If you think you know everything there is to know about Madonna, you are wrong. Only Christopher can tell the full, riveting untold story behind Madonna's carefully constructed mythology, and the real woman behind the glittering facade. The mirror image of his legendary sister, with his acid Ciccone tongue, Christopher pulls no punches as he tells his aston... View more info

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Helmand to the Himalayas: One Soldier's Inspirational Journey

By: David Wiseman and Nick Harding

Price: $19.95

Publisher: UK, Osprey Publishing: 2014

Seller ID: 000240

ISBN: 1472809130

Condition: New


"From the war torn valleys of Afghanistan to the frozen peaks of the Himalayas, David Wiseman's incredible story is an inspiration to us all." Andy McNab David Wiseman was the first soldier on the scene of one of the most devastating attacks on British soldiers in Afghanistan, witnessing the horrific aftermath of an attack on unsuspecting troops by a rogue element of the Afghan police, which left five men dead and nine wounded, shaking the British forces in Helmand to the core. Only a few weeks later, and haunted by what he had experienced, David was once again fighting shoulder to shoulder wi... View more info

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I, The Aboriginal : Phillip Waipuldanya Roberts

By: Douglas Lockwood

Price: $24.95

Publisher: Australia, New Holland: 2014

Seller ID: 9781742575001

ISBN: 1742575005

Condition: New


In his youth, Waipuldanya was taught to track and hunt wild animals, to live off the land, to provide for his family with the aid only of his spears and woomeras. This is the gripping story of his boyhood and youth, and how he trained as a skilled medical assistant, to become a citizen of both the Aboriginal and whitefella worlds. This is the first great classic of Aboriginal autobiography, as told to renowned writer, Douglas Lockwood. Phillip Waipuldanya Roberts OBE (1922 – 24 November 1988) was a traditional doctor, activist and advisor to the Commonwealth Government of Australia on Abori... View more info

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Proof of Heaven : A Neurosurgeon's Journey into the Afterlife

By: Dr. Eben Alexander

Price: $24.95

Publisher: USA, Simon and Schuster: 2013

Seller ID: 9781451695199

ISBN: 1451695195

Condition: New


The #1 New York Times bestselling account of a neurosurgeon's own near-death experience--for readers of 7 Lessons from Heaven. Thousands of people have had near-death experiences, but scientists have argued that they are impossible. Dr. Eben Alexander was one of those scientists. A highly trained neurosurgeon, Alexander knew that NDEs feel real, but are simply fantasies produced by brains under extreme stress. Then, Dr. Alexander's own brain was attacked by a rare illness. The part of the brain that controls thought and emotion--and in essence makes us human--shut down completely. For seven da... View more info

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My Mother's Spice Cupboard: A Journey from Baghdad to Bombay to Bondi

By: Elana Benjamin

Price: $24.95

Publisher: Australia, Hybrid Publishers: 2012

Seller ID: 000093

ISBN: 1921665556

Condition: New


My Mother's Spice Cupboard is the true story of the author's Sephardi Jewish family's migration from Baghdad to Bombay (now Mumbai) to Sydney. Unlike most other Australian Jews, her parents were born and grew up in Bombay, and her grandparents came from Iraq, Burma and India. Her father's family immigrated to Sydney, her mother's to Los Angeles, both in the 1960s. They married in Sydney and raised their family there, alongside the father's many brothers and sisters and members of their former Bombay community. Despite being Jewish, her upbringing was greatly influenced by the food, language an... View more info

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Eat Pray Love: One Woman's Search for Everything [used book]

By: Elizabeth Gilbert

Price: $8.00

Publisher: UK, Bloomsbury: 2007

Seller ID: 0747585660

ISBN: 0747585660

Condition: Good


It's 3 a.m. and Elizabeth Gilbert is sobbing on the bathroom floor. She's in her thirties, she has a husband, a house, they're trying for a baby - and she doesn't want any of it. A bitter divorce and a turbulent love affair later, she emerges battered and bewildered and realises it is time to pursue her own journey in search of three things she has been missing: pleasure, devotion and balance. So she travels to Rome, where she learns Italian from handsome, brown-eyed identical twins and gains twenty-five pounds, an ashram in India, where she finds that enlightenment entails getting up in the m... View more info

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Angela's Ashes : A Memoir of a Childhood [used book]

By: Frank McCourt

Price: $8.00

Publisher: Australia, Flamingo: 1996

Seller ID: 0002558122

ISBN: 0002558122

Condition: Good


Frank McCourt's sad, funny, bittersweet memoir of growing up in New York in the 30s and in Ireland in the 40s. It is a story of extreme hardship and suffering, in Brooklyn tenements and Limerick slums - too many children, too little money, his mother Angela barely coping as his father Malachy's drinking bouts constantly brings the family to the brink of disaster. It is a story of courage and survival against apparently overwhelming odds. Written with the vitality and resonance of a work of fiction, and with a remarkable absence of sentimentality, `Angela's Ashes' is imbued on every p... View more info

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'Tis : A Memoir - The Sequel to Angela's Ashes [used book]

By: Frank McCourt

Price: $8.00

Publisher: Australia, Flamingo: 2000

Seller ID: 0002570815

ISBN: 0002570815

Condition: Good


THE LONG-AWAITED SEQUEL TO ANGELA'S ASHES 'The reader of this stunning memoir can only hope that Mr McCourt will set down the story of his subsequent adventures in America in another book. Angela's Ashes is so good it deserves a sequel.' MICHIKO KAKUTANI, New York Times Angela's Ashes was a publishing phenomenon. Frank McCourt's critically acclaimed, lyrical memoir of his Irish-American childhood won the Pulitzer Prize, the National Book Critics' Circle Award, the Royal Society of Literature Award and the Los Angeles Times Award amongst others, and rapidly became a word-of-mouth bestseller top... View more info

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The Last Showman: The life and times of an Outback tent-boxing legend Fred Brophy

By: Fred Brophy and Sue Williams

Price: $29.95  $24.95

Publisher: Australia, Penguin Books: 2014

Seller ID: 003320

ISBN: 192190190X

Condition: New


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 no... View more info