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The Illustrated Six Wives of Henry VIII

By: Elizabeth Norton

Price: $29.95

Publisher: UK, Amberley Publishing: 2015

Seller ID: 003557

ISBN: 1445642875

Condition: New


Henry VIII had the most controversial love life of the Tudor period, and he remains Britain's most famous king because of it. His pursuit of a male heir for his throne led him to cast aside five consecutive wives and bring about the reformation of the Catholic Church, changing the face of British history as he broke from the pope and tradition. But who were the women who were instrumental in causing this change? Why was Catherine of Aragon divorced and Anne Boleyn behead... View more info

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The Girl Who Stole Stockings: The True Story of Susannah Noon and the Women of the Convict Ship Friends

By: Elsbeth Hardie

Price: $34.95

Publisher: Australia, Australian Teachers of Media: 2015

Seller ID: 003084

ISBN: 187646724X

Condition: New


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 reverberate... View more info

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Company of Heroes: A Forgotten Medal of Honor and Bravo Company's War in Vietnam

By: Eric Poole

Price: $49.95

Publisher: UK, Osprey Publishing: 2015

Seller ID: 000394

ISBN: 147280791X

Condition: New


There are many broad studies of the Vietnam War, but this work offers an insight into the harrowing experiences of just a small number of men from a single unit, deep in the jungles of Vietnam and Cambodia. It is the remarkable account of a Medal of Honor recipient whose brave actions were forgotten for over three decades: Leslie Sabo Jr. Sabo and other replacement soldiers in Bravo Company, 3rd Battalion, 506th Infantry (Currahees), 101st Airborne Division, were involve... View more info

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Sunline: Heart of a Champion [used book][hard to get]

By: Fiona McKee

Price: $50.00

Publisher: New Zealand, Penguin: 2005

Seller ID: 004503

ISBN: 0143020269

Condition: Good


Sunline holds the record for winnings amongst the inductees to the Australian Racing Hall of Fame, and was the only horse to be inducted while still racing. She was, quite simply, a freak horse - always leading from the front, built like a stallion, a champion of champions - as epitomised by her record as a two-times winner of the elite Cox Plate. This is the story of how she came to be recognised as a great galloper by her owner and trainer Trevor McKee, who almost relu... 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... View more info

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Outlaws of the Kimberley Underworld

By: Geoff Allen

Price: $29.95

Publisher: Australia, Boolarong Press: 2014

Seller ID: 003984

ISBN: 1925046702

Condition: New


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 A... View more info

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Blue Bostock: Australia's First Bullfighter and Rodeo Clown

By: Geoff Allen

Price: $29.95

Publisher: Australia, Boolarong Press: 2013

Seller ID: 003988

ISBN: 1922109401

Condition: New


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 larrik... View more info

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Oprah Winfrey: The Real Story [used book]

By: George Mair

Price: $8.00

Publisher: UK, Aurum Press: 1995

Seller ID: 001596

ISBN: 1854103261

Condition: Good


As a black woman in a business dominated by white males, Oprah Winfrey has become a symbol of hope and success to a legion of fans. Born illegitimate and virtually abandoned in the deep South, Oprah has made it to the top of her chosen field with remarkable determinatin and talent. The path to fame was neither smooth nor painless. Oprah's unsettled, and often harsh, upbringing propelled her into a wild and promiscuous existence which continued until the strength of her a... View more info

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Love You to Bits and Pieces: True Story of David Helfgott and the Movie "Shine" [used book]

By: Gillian Helfgott and Alissa Tanskaya

Price: $7.00

Publisher: UK, Penguin Books Ltd: 1997

Seller ID: 001164

ISBN: 0140265465

Condition: Good


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. View more info

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A Liar's Autobiography

By: Graham Chapman

Price: $24.95

Publisher: Uk, Methuen Publishing Ltd: 2014

Seller ID: 000517

ISBN: 0413777286

Condition: New


Graham Chapman reveals what it was like to be part of the revolutionary and zany Monty Python teamRequired reading for Monty Python fans, this true and false memoir is Graham Chapman's own hilarious account of his life as a Python and as a homosexual. The book equals Joe Orton's famous Diaries in providing an unblushing account of a gay lifestyle linked to entertainment. Full of outrageous fictions and touching truths, in telling surreal and outrageous lies Graham Chapma... View more info

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Mrs Kelly: the astonishing life of Ned Kelly's mother

By: Grantlee Kieza

Price: $29.95

Publisher: Australia, ABC Books: 2018

Seller ID: 9780733338717

ISBN: 0733338712

Condition: New


The astonishing life of Ned Kelly's mother While we know much about the iconic outlaw Ned Kelly, his mother Ellen Kelly has been largely overlooked by Australian writers and historians - until now, with this vivid and compelling portrait by Grantlee Kieza, one of Australia's most popular biographers.When Ned Kelly's mother, Ellen, arrived in Melbourne in 1841 aged nine, British convict ships were still dumping their unhappy cargo in what was then known as the colony of N... View more info

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Memories of a Fox [used book]

By: Harry Gallagher

Price: $8.00

Publisher: Australia, Wakefield Press: 1999

Seller ID: 001767

ISBN: 1862544395

Condition: Good


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 cree... View more info

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The Big Book of Lunn 2in1 Over the Top with Jim / Head over Heels

By: Hugh Lunn

Price: $32.95

Publisher: Australia, ABC Books: 2013

Seller ID: A1134

ISBN: 0733317596

Condition: New


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 ... View more info

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Vietnam: A reporter's war

By: Hugh Lunn

Price: $24.95

Publisher: Australia, ABC Books: 2007

Seller ID: A1137

ISBN: 0733321720

Condition: New


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, ... View more info

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Ned Kelly : A Short Life

By: Ian Jones

Price: $39.95

Publisher: Australia, Hachette: 2008

Seller ID: 9780733623431

ISBN: 0733623433

Condition: New


'the best Kelly biography by a country mile' The Australian A bestseller since it was first published, NED KELLY: A SHORT LIFE is acknowledged as being the definitive biography. Ian Jones combines years of research into all the records of the era and exhaustive interviews with living descendants of those involved, to present a vivid and gripping account of one of Australia's most iconic figures. About the Author: Ian Jones is Australia's foremost Ned Kelly historian. A ... View more info

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Nemarluk

By: Ion L. Idriess

Price: $24.95

Publisher: Australia, ETT Imprint: 2016

Seller ID: 004128

ISBN: 1925416569

Condition: New


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-ha... View more info

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The Red Chief

By: Ion L. Idriess

Price: $29.95

Publisher: Australia, ETT Imprint: 2017

Seller ID: A1254

ISBN: 1925416240

Condition: New


In times past there was an Aboriginal man called Cumbo Gunnerah His people called him The Red Kangaroo. He was a clever chief and a mighty fighter (this man from Gunnedah) Later, the white people of this place called him The Red Chief. It would be hard to find a more satisfying hero than the young warrior Red Kangaroo, who by his mental and physical prowess became a chief of his tribe - the revered and powerful Red Chief of the Gunnedah district in northern New South Wal... View more info

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John Flynn

By: Ivan Rudolph

Price: $29.95

Publisher: Australia, Boolarong Press: 2012

Seller ID: 003976

ISBN: 1921920750

Condition: New


John Flynn is one of Australia's greatest folk heroes. His achievements are stuff of legend - no other Australian has had more monuments dedicated to him than John Flynn. Flynn established a network of cottage hospitals, flying doctors, patrol padres, welfare centres and radio transmitters to create a Mantle of Safety that would allow the Outback to be habitable for men, women and children. Critique: Ivan Rudolph brings out Flynn the man who, like no other,revolution... View more info

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When All is Said and Done [used book][hard to get]

By: Jack Gibson with Ian Heads

Price: $30.00

Publisher: Austrailia, Ironbark: 1994

Seller ID: A1427

ISBN: 0330356178

Condition: Good


ack Gibson is widely regarded as the doyen of rugby league coaches and the one individual who has had the most significant effect on the game since about the 1960s. This book offers an insight into Gibson, the man, and the ideas that appeal to him and form his overall coaching philosophy. View more info

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The Colour of Water @ The Color of Water: A Black Man's Tribute to his White Mother [used book]

By: James McBride

Price: $8.00

Publisher: Australia, Sceptre: 1997

Seller ID: 001490

ISBN: 0733605753

Condition: Good


As a boy in Brooklyn's Red Hook projects, James McBride knew his mother was different. But when he asked about it, she'd simply say 'I'm light-skinned.' Later he wondered if he was different too, and asked his mother if he was black or white. 'You're a human being,' she snapped. 'Educate yourself or you'll be a nobody!' And when James asked what colour God was, she said 'God is the colour of water.' As an adult, McBride finally persuaded his mother to tell her story - th... View more info