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The Gifts of Frank Cobbold

By: Arthur W. Upfield

Price: $29.95

Publisher: Australia, ETT Imprint: 2015

Seller ID: A1284

ISBN: 1925416224

Condition: New


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 i... View more info

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Dreams From My Father [used book]

By: Barack Obama

Price: $8.00

Publisher: Australia, Text Publishing: 2008

Seller ID: 1921351438

ISBN: 1921351438

Condition: Good


In this lyrical, unsentimental, and compelling memoir, the son of a black African father and a white American mother searches for a workable meaning to his life as a black American. It begins in New York, where Barack Obama learns that his father - a figure he knows more as a myth than as a man - has been killed in a car accident. This sudden death inspires an emotional odyssey - first to a small town in Kansas, from which he retraces the migration of his mother's family... 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 1... View more info

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The Miners: Stories from the Industry That Drives Modern Australia

By: Barry Avery

Price: $39.95

Publisher: Australia, Freemantle Press: 2016

Seller ID: A1122

ISBN: 1922089613

Condition: New


"The Miners traces the Australian mining industry and its turning points of discovery and development, the booms and the busts. It tells this story through the eyes of those involved in it, from the captains of the industry, managing directors of small and mid-tier companies, the financiers, the service companies and lobbyists. From exploration to the mining tax and from oil to iron ore, this is a book of dreams, praise, criticisms, anger and laughter." View more info

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More Please : Barry Humphries : An Autobiography [used book]

By: Barry Humphries

Price: $8.00

Publisher: UK, Viking: 1992

Seller ID: 0670840084

ISBN: 0670840084

Condition: Good


This is the first volume of a duet that charts Barry Humphries' life and career. Nostalgic, the book reveals much about a man who has kept his private life private, overshadowed by, among others, his most monstrous creation, Dame Edna Everage. View more info

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21: Bringing Down the House: How Six Students Took Vegas for Millions [used book] *** OUT OF STOCK ***

By: Ben Mezrich

Price: $8.00

Publisher: UK, Arrow: 2008

Seller ID: 001678

ISBN: 0099498545

Condition: Good


Real-life all too rarely offers stories that are quite as satisfying as fiction. "Bringing Down the House" is one of the exceptions. Cheating in casinos is illegal; and card-counting - making a record of what cards have so far been dealt to enable the player to make some prediction of what cards remain in the deck - is not. But casinos understandably dislike the practice and make every effort to keep card-counters out of their premises. "Bringing Down the House" tells th... View more info

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Mamma Mia! How Can I Resist You? The Inside Story of Mamma Mia! and the Songs of ABBA [used book]

By: Benny Andersson and Bjorn Ulvaeus and Judy Craymer

Price: $25.00

Publisher: UK, Weidenfeld and Nicolson: 2006

Seller ID: 004082

ISBN: 0297844210

Condition: Good


In the 1970's, the Swedish musical phenomenon known as ABBA, Agnetha Fältskog, Benny Andersson, Björn Ulvaeus, and Anni-Frid Lyngstad, succeeded in reinventing the world's perception of pop. They produced hit after catchy hit, each one instantly recognizable, infectious, and irresistible. Nearly a quarter of a century later, these beloved songs gave birth to the blockbuster musical MAMMA MIA!, which became a legend in its own right. It opened in 85 cities and has sin... View more info

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Helen Of Troy : Goddess, Princess, Whore [used book]

By: Bettany Hughes

Price: $9.00

Publisher: UK, Jonathan Cape: 2005

Seller ID: 0224071777

ISBN: 0224071777

Condition: Good


As soon as men began to write, they made Helen of Troy their subject. Hesiod, a poet born around 700BC and one of the first named authors in history, called her 'the most beautiful woman in the world' and the description endured. Even though we have no contemporary representations of her, this Bronze Age princess is still seen as a paradigm of absolute beauty. Helen, '-whose beauty summoned Greece to arms, And drew a thousand ships to Tenedos' (Marlowe), has stood for th... View more info

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Sri Ramana Gita [used book][hard to get]

By: Bhagwan Sri Ramana Maharshi

Price: $70.00

Publisher: India, Sri Ramanasramam: 1998

Seller ID: 8188018171

ISBN: 8188018171

Condition: Good


English Language. Sri Ramana Gita is one of the important works on the teachings of Sri Ramana Maharshi, composed by his premier devotee Vasishtha Ganapati Muni. It records the instructions of the Maharshi on various themes of spiritual importance and mode of sadhana in answer to serious queries addressed to him by sincere devotees and aspirants. Most of the queries belong to the period of 1916 and 1917. The questions taken up in Ramana Gita are often intricate relati... View more info

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Hayden : An Autobiography [used book]

By: Bill Hayden

Price: $8.00

Publisher: Australia, Harper Collins: 1996

Seller ID: 020718769X

ISBN: 020718769X

Condition: Good


Bill Hayden is widely considered to be the best man never to have become Prime Minister of Australia. His is the archetypal Aussie battler's story. The son of working class Queensland parents, he was no stranger to difficult times and economic hardship. After beginning his working life as a policeman, he went on to gain a higher education by external studies, while working for the Labor Party and policies in which he fervently believed. His highest aspiration, to become ... 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: 003974

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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Ned Kelly : The Iron Outlaw

By: Brad Webb

Price: $19.95

Publisher: Australia, New Holland: 2017

Seller ID: 9781742579863

ISBN: 1742579868

Condition: New


Most Australians know something about Ned Kelly – his gang’s final shoot out with the police at Glenrowan, Ned in his iron armour taken down by troopers shooting at his exposed legs, his subsequent trial and hanging in Melbourne – it’s a story often told. But did you know that Ned was planning a republic of north-east Victoria? That many of the settlers in the area were ready to take on the establishment and form their own independent state? That Ned’s ‘life ... View more info

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The Heavenly Man: The Remarkable True Story of Chinese Christian Brother Yun [used book]

By: Brother Yun and Paul Hattaway

Price: $8.00

Publisher: USA, Monarch Books: 2006

Seller ID: 004087

ISBN: 185424597X

Condition: Good


This is the intensely dramatic story of how God took a young, half-starved boy from a poor village in Henan Province and used him mightily to preach the gospel, despite horrific opposition. Brother Yun is one of China's house church leaders, a man who despite his relative youth has suffered prolonged torture and imprisonment for his faith. Instead of focusing on the many miracles or experiences of suffering, however, Yun prefers to emphasise the character and beauty of J... 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 ... 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 sto... 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 mo... View more info

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Never Say Die : RPA's Favourite Surgeon [used book]

By: Chris O'Brien

Price: $8.00

Publisher: Australia, Harper Collins: 2008

Seller ID: 0732288096

ISBN: 0732288096

Condition: Good


How a grim diagnosis transformed the life of one of Australia's top cancer specialists. It was a cruel twist of fate: in November 2006 Chris O'Brien, one of the country's leading head and neck cancer surgeons, was diagnosed with glioblastoma multiforme, an aggressive and almost inevitably lethal form of brain cancer. As he knew, few sufferers survive past 12 months. Nevertheless, he was determined to beat the odds. With the support of his close family, O'Brien took ... View more info

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Dancing with Dementia: My Story of Living Positively with Dementia

By: Christine Bryden

Price: $29.95

Publisher: UK, Jessica Kingsley Publishers: 2005

Seller ID: 004574

ISBN: 184310332X

Condition: New


Christine Bryden was a top civil servant and single mother of three children when she was diagnosed with dementia at the age of 46. Since then she has gone on to challenge almost every stereotype of people with dementia by campaigning for self-advocacy, writing articles and speaking at national conferences. This book is a vivid account of the author's experiences of living with dementia, exploring the effects of memory problems, loss of independence, difficulties in com... 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 facad... View more info