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Armed Action: My War in the skies with 847 Naval Air Squadron [used book]

By: James Newton

Price: $9.00

Publisher: UK, Headline Review: 2007

Seller ID: 001080

ISBN: 0755316029

Condition: Good


'I couldn't see the tank. I couldn't see it...someone was screaming over the radio. "Scream all you want, I still can't see it," I said to my pilot. The next explosion was so close it lifted my chest armour off my body in the shock wave. The noise brought me back to my awful reality. I looked out of the sight to see the shattered cockpit glass. The next one would be it and we knew it.' Lieutenant Commander James Newton survived and was awarded the Distingushed Flying Cro... View more info

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Torn Apart: The Heartbreaking Story of a Childhood Lost [used book]

By: James Patterson and Hal Friedman

Price: $8.00

Publisher: UK, Century: 2008

Seller ID: 001525

ISBN: 1846054028

Condition: Good


Cory Friedman was an ordinary fun-loving little boy. That fateful March morning in 1989 started just like any other but later that day, he started to feel very different and the course of his life was set to change. It started with an irresistible urge to shake his head, and before long, his body became a volatile, explosive and unpredictable force. Overtaken by physical urges, tics and compulsions, the bright young boy started to feel and look like a puppet on a string.... View more info

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Tragedy: The Sad Ballad of The Gibb Brothers # Bee Gees

By: Jeff Apter

Price: $32.95

Publisher: Australia, Echo Publishing: 2015

Seller ID: 003249

ISBN: 1760060186

Condition: New


The rise and fall of the brothers Gibb is perhaps the greatest saga in Australian, even world, music history. As ubiquitous as the falsetto harmonies, flares and multi-platinum record sales were the tragedies: the highs, the lows, the highs again. And then the brothers fell, one by one. Not long before his death, Robin made it clear that he believed the Gibbs had been forced to pay the highest possible cost for their success. 'All the tragedies my family has suffered . .... View more info

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Playing to Win: The Definitive Biography of John Farnham

By: Jeff Apter

Price: $39.95

Publisher: Australia, Nero: 2016

Seller ID: A1245

ISBN: 1863958800

Condition: New


Teen idol. King of Pop. Voice of the common man. Australian of the Year. Friend. Icon. Superstar. John Farnham is the quintessential Aussie legend. As a teenager he gave up an apprenticeship to chase his musical dreams, hitting the big time with 'Sadie (The Cleaning Lady)'. A family man at heart, and the most loyal of friends, John was sometimes uncomfortable with the spotlight and for many years struggled to take his career to the heights that those close to him, inc... View more info

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Call The Midwife: A True Story of the East End in the 1950s #1 Call the Midwife TV Tie-In

By: Jennifer Worth

Price: $19.95

Publisher: UK, Orion: 2012

Seller ID: 002921

ISBN: 0753827875

Condition: New


Jennifer Worth's tales of being a midwife in 1950s London, now a major BBC TV series. Jennifer Worth came from a sheltered background when she became a midwife in the Docklands in the 1950s. The conditions in which many women gave birth just half a century ago were horrifying, not only because of their grimly impoverished surroundings, but also because of what they were expected to endure. But while Jennifer witnessed brutality and tragedy, she also met with amazing kind... View more info

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Farewell to the East End #3 Call the Midwife TV Tie-In

By: Jennifer Worth

Price: $19.95

Publisher: UK, Orion: 2013

Seller ID: 002934

ISBN: 1780224478

Condition: New


The third and final book in the bestselling CALL THE MIDWIFE series, now a major BBC TV series. This final book in Jennifer Worth's memories of her time as a midwife in London's East End brings her story full circle. As always there are heartbreaking stories such as the family devastated by tuberculosis and a ship's woman who 'serviced' the entire crew, as well as plenty of humour and warmth, such as the tale of two women who shared the same husband! Other stories cove... View more info

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Mercury and Me : Freddie Mercury - Queen

By: Jim Hutton with Tim Wapshott

Price: $32.99  $24.95

Publisher: UK, Bloomsbury: 1995

Seller ID: 9780747521341

ISBN: 0747521344

Condition: New


The relationship between Freddie Mercury and Jim Hutton evolved over several months in 1984 and 1985. Even when they first slept together Button had no idea who Mercury was, and when the star told him his name it meant nothing to him.;Hutton worked as a barber at the Savoy Hotel and retained his job and his lodgings in Sutton, Surrey, for two years after moving in with Mercury, and then worked as his gardener. He was never fully assimilated into Mercury's jet-setting lif... View more info

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The Thiess Story [used book][rare]

By: Joan Priest

Price: $80.00

Publisher: Australia, Boolaron Press: 1981

Seller ID: 0908175248

ISBN: 0908175248

Condition: Good


The pioneering spirit and energies of Les Thiess and his brothers, Darling Downs farm boys in the 1920s, spurred a whole team of men from all walks of life a decade later and permeated the great construction and coal mining company which they founded. 'Mechanical geniuses', 'Australian mavericks', they have been variously named. One thing is certain - the brothers shared an enormous zest and capacity for work and for living. Led by the enterprising, forward looking Les... View more info

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A Kind of Immortality: An Autobiography Volume 1

By: John Laffin

Price: $19.95  $11.95

Publisher: Australia, Kangaroo Press: 2000

Seller ID: 004289

ISBN: 0864179723

Condition: New


This is an account of the extraordinary life of John Laffin, editor and journalist, novelist and poet, soldier, military historian, and more. Crammed with incident and anecdote, it is the story of a man determined to leave his mark on the world. View more info

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Harry Readford alias Captain Starlight

By: John Morrison

Price: $39.95

Publisher: Australia, Boolarong Press: 2014

Seller ID: 003972

ISBN: 1925236102

Condition: New


The story of Harry Readford, born in 1841 on the frontier of the infant colony of New South Wales, who became a proficient bushman, stockman, drover, explorer, pioneer and above all, a renowned cattle duffer, has passed into Australian folklore. The pivotal event in the story was the famous cattle theft in 1870, of 1200 head from the Longreach area of Central Queensland, and droving them nearly 1600 kilometres through virtually unexplored desert country deep into South ... View more info

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Mary Bryant: Her Life and Escape from Botany Bay [used book]

By: Jonathan King

Price: $8.00

Publisher: Australia, Simon & Schuster: 2004

Seller ID: 001842

ISBN: 0731812263

Condition: Good


For the crime of robbing a wealthy woman of a silk bonnet and a few guineas, an illiterate Cornish woman faces the hangman's noose. Her death sentence is commuted; instead she finds herself transported in chains on the First Fleet to Botany Bay, New South Wales to serve seven years penal servitude. So begins the extraordinary but true story of legendary Mary Bryant, the only female convict to escape from Botany Bay and whose open-boat escape voyage with her husband, two ... View more info

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Mary Boleyn: The True Story of Henry VIII's Favourite Mistress

By: Josephine Wilkinson

Price: $26.95

Publisher: UK, Amberley Publishing: 2010

Seller ID: 000520

ISBN: 1848685254

Condition: New


The scandalous true story of Mary Boleyn, infamous sister of Anne, and mistress of Henry VIII. Mary Boleyn, 'the infamous other Boleyn girl', began her court career as the mistress of the king of France. Francois I of France would later call her 'The Great Prostitute' and the slur stuck. The bete-noir of her family, Mary was married her off to a minor courtier but it was not long before she caught the eye of Henry VIII and a new affair began. Although a bright star at He... View more info

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Michael Buble: The Biography [used book]

By: Juliet Peel

Price: $8.00

Publisher: UK, Piatkus: 2009

Seller ID: 001598

ISBN: 0749952415

Condition: Good


Michael Buble is an international singing sensation. Since his debut in 2003, he has sold 18 million albums, and won numerous awards including a Grammy. He reached No.1 on the Australian charts with his first album, 'Michael Buble', and when he toured Australia with his next big album, 'It's Time', he performed to sell-out crowds. Call Me Irresponsible (2007), debuted in Australia at No.1, spent over 6 months in the top 40 and was the bestselling blues and jazz album for... View more info

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Wild Swans: Three Daughters of China [used book]

By: Jung Chang

Price: $8.00

Publisher: UK, Flamingo: 1993

Seller ID: 001822

ISBN: 0006374921

Condition: Good


Through the lives of three different women - grandmother, mother and daughter - this book tells the story of 20th-century China. At times scarcely credible in the details it reveals of the suffering of millions of ordinary Chinese people, it is an unforgettable record of tyranny, hope and ultimate survival under conditions of extreme harshness. In 1924, at the age of 15, the author's grandmother became the concubine of a powerful warlord, whom she was seldom to see durin... View more info

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Me and Her: A Memoir of Madness

By: Karen Tyrrell

Price: $21.95

Publisher: Australia, Digital Future Press: 2012

Seller ID: 000091

ISBN: 0987274007

Condition: New


ME AND HER: a Memoir of Madness reveals how Karen Tyrrell, a dedicated Australian teacher is repeatedly harassed by parents at her school to breaking point and beyond. In a fit of desperation, she escapes and runs. Police and medical professionals discover her hiding in a lonely motel, forcing her into the frightening world of the psychiatric system. The reader is taken back to the classroom, discovering how the harassment affected Karen as we journey through her gradual... View more info

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Me and Him: A Guide to Recovery

By: Karen Tyrrell

Price: $19.95

Publisher: Australia, Digital Future Press: 2013

Seller ID: 000092

ISBN: 0987274023

Condition: New


Me & Him: A Guide to Recovery reveals the shock discoveries casting Karen Tyrrell's first memoir Me & Her: A Memoir of Madness in a new light. An Australian teacher, Karen highlights the crucial role of her husband, Steve played as carer in her recovery from parent harassment and subsequent mental illness. In this self-help memoir, Karen shares practical mental-wellness advice, demystifies meditation, addresses sleep problems and explains how to beat depression and anxie... View more info

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Mailman of the Birdsville Track: The Story of Tom Kruse

By: Kristin Weidenbach

Price: $22.95

Publisher: Australia, Hachette Australia: 2014

Seller ID: 000450

ISBN: 0733633285

Condition: New


The truly classic Australian story of Tom Kruse - legendary mailman of the Birdsville Track. For the people who lived in the desert between Marree and Birdsville, contact with the outside world was hard and sporadic - but one man was their lifeline: Tom Kruse. For more than twenty years he was the connection with the outside world for the families, station workers and others who lived along the Birdsville Track. Tom delivered everything from the mail and newspapers to... View more info

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One-Straw Revolutionary: The philosophy and work of Masanobu Fukuoka

By: Larry Korn

Price: $29.95

Publisher: USA, Chelsea Green Publishing: 2015

Seller ID: 003401

ISBN: 1603585303

Condition: New


One-Straw Revolutionary represents the first commentary on the work of the late Japanese farmer and philosopher Masanobu Fukuoka (1913 2008), widely considered to be natural farming's most influential practitioner. Mr. Fukuoka is perhaps most known for his bestselling book The One-Straw Revolution (1978), a manifesto on the importance of no-till agriculture, which was at the time of publication a radical challenge to the global systems that supply the world's food, and s... View more info

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Freddie Mercury : The Biography [revised and updated]

By: Laura Jackson

Price: $24.95

Publisher: UK, Piatkus: 2012

Edition: Revised and Updated

Seller ID: 9780749956080

ISBN: 0749956089

Condition: New


This fascinating biography of Freddie Mercury which received outstanding acclaim from Queen and rock fans worldwide, has now been updated for reissue to coincide with the release of the film about his life. Laura Jackson addresses topics including: * The reality behind Queen's flamboyant front man and lead singer * Mercury the star of mystery - amusing, loyal and generous, yet revealing a dark side to his personality * His frequent use of cocaine and how it heightened hi... View more info

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Rock 'N' Roll George: Brisbane Legend George Kiprios

By: Lauren McFarlane

Price: $9.95

Publisher: Australia, Queensland Museum: 2013

Seller ID: 003437

ISBN: 0987268155

Condition: New


Sometimes myths and legends can appear in the most unexpected places. The Brisbane Central Business District is one such unlikely setting. It is here that the young George Kiprios found accidental and enduring fame in his public persona of Rock 'N' Roll George. Many people who have grown up, or lived, in Brisbane have a story to tell about George. For more than 50 years, he was constant presence in a city that was evolving rapidly from sleepy country capital to modern m... View more info