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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

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End of An Era

By: Len Beadell

Price: $19.95

Publisher: Australia, New Holland: 2000

Seller ID: 9781864367331

ISBN: 1864367334

Condition: New


Hard work and adventure for the Gunbarrel Road Construction Party as they surveyed and built their last three highways across the deserts of Central Australia. Len Beadell's team had to contend with flat tyres and broken gear boxes as well as all the natural difficulties of the outback as they endeavoured to build three highways in one year! On one forward reconnaissance Beadell discovered a small group of Aborigines who had never before seen a white person, as well a... View more info

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Black Snake : The Real Story of Ned Kelly

By: Leo Kennedy and Mic Looby

Price: $34.95

Publisher: Australia, Affirm Press: 2018

Seller ID: 9781925584950

ISBN: 192558495X

Condition: New


The story of Ned Kelly is also the untold story of Michael Kennedy, the police sergeant slain and robbed by the outlaw 140 years ago. Both Kennedy and Kelly were Irish immigrants struggling to make their way in the new colonies of Australia - Kennedy was committed to defending the law, while Kelly was hell-bent on breaking it. When their paths crossed one fateful day at Stringybark Creek, it triggered the end for one and the beginning of an incredible myth about the othe... View more info

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Mao's Last Dancer [Young Readers Edition]

By: Li Cunxin

Price: $19.95

Publisher: Australia, Puffin: 2005

Edition: Young Readers Edition

Seller ID: 9780143301646

ISBN: 0143301640

Condition: New


One day, not so very many years ago, a small peasant boy was chosen to study ballet at the Beijing Dance Academy. His mother urged him to take this chance of a lifetime. But Li was only eleven years old and he was scared and lonely, pushed away from all that he had ever known and loved. He hated the strict training routines and the strange place he had been brought to. All he wanted to do was go home - to his mother, father and six brothers, to his own small village. But... View more info

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Mao's Last Dancer

By: Li Cunxin

Price: $24.95

Publisher: Australia, Penguin: 2016

Seller ID: 9780143574323

ISBN: 0143574329

Condition: New


The phenomenal international bestseller Before you can fly, you have to be free.In a small, desperately poor village in north-east China, a young peasant boy sits at his rickety old school desk, more interested in the birds outside than in Chairman Mao's Red Book and the grand words it contains. But that day, some strange men come to his school - Madame Mao's cultural delegates. They are looking for young peasants to mould into faithful guards of Chairman Mao's great vis... View more info

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Mao's Last Dancer [used book]

By: Li Cunxin

Price: $9.00

Publisher: Australia, Viking: 2003

Seller ID: 067004024X

ISBN: 067004024X

Condition: Good


In a small, desperately poor village in north-east China, a young peasant boy sits at his rickety old school desk, interested more in the birds outside than in Chairman Mao's Red Book and the grand words it contains. But that day, some strange men come to his school - Madame Mao's cultural delegates. They are looking for young peasants to mould into faithful guards of Chairman Mao's great vision for China. This is the true story of how that one moment in time, by the thi... View more info

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True Colours: Lauren Huxley and her family - From tragedy to triumph [used book]

By: Lisa Davies

Price: $8.00

Publisher: Australia, Harper Collins: 2009

Seller ID: 001072

ISBN: 0732289033

Condition: Good


It was a shocking crime that made headlines around Australia. An innocent young woman, violently attacked in her family home by a total stranger and left to die. Beaten repeatedly and soaked with petrol as her home burned, Lauren Huxley's life was hanging by a thread. Lauren's battle to survive caused an outpouring of public love and support. For her father, Patrick, mother Christine and sister Simone it was like being plunged into hell. Doctors gave Lauren only a five p... View more info

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Richthofen: The Red Baron in Old Photographs

By: Louis Archard

Price: $29.95

Publisher: UK, Amberley Publishing: 2014

Seller ID: 000526

ISBN: 1445633485

Condition: New


Manfred Freiherr von Richthofen, was the top ace of the First World War, with eighty confirmed victories. He is also one of the most famous fighter pilots of all time. A Prussian nobleman, he started the war as an officer in a Uhlan cavalry unit, serving on both the Eastern and Western fronts. In May 1915 he joined the flying service, initially as an observer then as a pilot, flying two-seaters. In August 1916, ace fighter pilot Oswald Boelcke recruited von Richthofen in... View more info

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The Bird Man of Brisbane: Silvester Diggles and His Ornithol

By: Louis J. Pigott

Price: $29.95

Publisher: Australia, Boolarong Press: 2010

Seller ID: 003970

ISBN: 1921555629

Condition: New


When Silvester Diggles arrived in 1855 there was little artistic or scientific talent in the small frontier town of Brisbane. By the time of his death in 1880, his paramount legacy was a large book on Australian birds, profusely illustrated with hand-coloured lithographs. Acting as his own publisher from 1865 onwards, Diggles produced the first substantial zoological work to commence publication in Australia. The compilation and content of this rare work of art and natur... View more info

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Audrey at Home: Memories of My Mother's Kitchen with Recipes, Photographs and Personal Stories about Audrey Hepburn

By: Luca Dotti

Price: $49.95

Publisher: USA, Harper Collins: 2015

Seller ID: 002853

ISBN: 0062284703

Condition: New


Enter Audrey Hepburn's private world in this unique biography compiled by her son that combines recollections, anecdotes, excerpts from her personal correspondence, drawings, and recipes for her favorite dishes written in her own hand, and more than 250 previously unpublished personal family photographs. Audrey at Home offers fans an unprecedented look at the legendary star, bringing together the varied aspects of her life through the food she loved-from her childhood in... View more info

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Intimate Letters of England's Kings

By: Margaret Sanders

Price: $29.95

Publisher: UK, Amberley Publishing: 2014

Seller ID: 003558

ISBN: 144563810X

Condition: New


This selection of intimate letters of England s kings is sure to intrigue anyone with an interest in the personal lives of some of England s most powerful men. Intimate Letters of England s Kings starts with Henry VII (1457 1509) and ends with William IV (1765 1837), and provides the reader with an illuminating insight into the lives of these men, from Henry VIII s declaration of love to Anne Boleyn to the letter written by Charles II to his wife Catherine of Braganza.Ch... View more info

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From the Gulf to God Knows Where

By: Marion Houldsworth

Price: $29.95

Publisher: Australia, Boolarong Press: 2014

Seller ID: 003978

ISBN: 1921920769

Condition: New


Charlie and Pauline Rayment wouldn't live anywhere but the Outback. Charlie brought Pauline as a bride to 'Kurran', in the ranges of the Diamantina catchment. Pauline faced the wilderness while Charlie carved a property from the harsh environment. Their story typifies this new collection by Marion Houldsworth. Readers share the Outback experience at one remove; wake face-to-face with a rock-python, are sucked down in a whirlpool, trapped inside a water-tank, help a neigh... View more info

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Barefoot Through the Bindies: Growing Up in North Queensland in the Early 1900s

By: Marion Houldsworth

Price: $29.95

Publisher: Australia, Boolarong Press: 2012

Seller ID: 003980

ISBN: 1921920610

Condition: New


Growing up in North Queensland in the early 1900's. Australian children of this new millennium takes for granted a lofestyle that includes videos, T.V. Soapies, DVD's, computer games. But the children of a hundred years ago, the Federation era, had a different set of expectations. They walked barefoot through the bindies to school. Their homes were barkhuts with ant-beds for floors. they harnessed their billy-goat carts to fetch wood and water. This earlier generation of... View more info

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Maybe it'll Rain Tomorrow: Living in Australia's Outback # Sequel to From the Gulf to God Knows Where

By: Marion Houldsworth

Price: $29.95

Publisher: Australia, Boolarong Press: 2012

Seller ID: 003981

ISBN: 1921920858

Condition: New


Maybe It'll Rain Tomorrow is the perfect title for Marion Houldsworth's Volume Two of From the Gulf to God Knows Where. Rain is a lifeblood and a ubiquitous topic of conversation in the bush. It can mean the difference between success and failure; life and death. 'Maybe it'll rain tomorrow' is a catch phrase used by country people and expresses the optimism and courage they show in the face of often almost overwhelming adversity. Critique: This second volume of From ... View more info

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Red Dust Rising: The Story of Ray Fryer of Urapunga Station

By: Marion Houldsworth

Price: $29.95

Publisher: Australia, Boolarong Press: 2011

Seller ID: 003979

ISBN: 1921920165

Condition: New


This is the inspiring story of a northern cattleman who built up the Urapunga cattle station from nothing. From the 1950s to the 1990s, he lived rough and worked hard. He worked closely with the tribal Aborigines, made Urapunga a dry station, coped with the many crocodiles in the Roper River, fought against cattle diseases, hunted buffalo, built himself a homestead and survived. Ray Fryer says of himself, "I always admired those old-time pioneers, the Duracks and the Buc... View more info

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Goodbye to Italia @ Goodbye to Italy

By: Marisa Parker

Price: $24.95

Publisher: Australia, InHouse Publishing: 2016

Seller ID: A1213

ISBN: 1925497526

Condition: New


Goodbye to Italia by Marisa Parker. A pretty little Italian girl skips outside to peer up at the unexpected drone of aeroplanes, unaware of the danger as her neighbour, an eccentric opera singer, fervently prays for her teenage son. It is the start of WWII. An age difference of thirteen years separates the little girl Mariolina Martore and the army officer Eugenio Piergiovanni, but their lives are destined to intertwine. Mariolina is a timid but stalwart child who lives... View more info

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Beds Are Burning Midnight Oil: The Journey [used book]

By: Mark Dodshon

Price: $9.00

Publisher: Australia, Penguin: 2004

Seller ID: A1367

ISBN: 0670041637


Since its genesis in 1976, Midnight Oil - fronted by the charismatic and passionate Peter Garrett until his departure from the band in late 2002 - has at various times been synonymous with beer-barn angst, green political activism, indigenous advocacy and musical nonconformism. At the same time this hugely popular band has been a mainstay of commercial radio and an icon of contemporary Australian culture. Despite the band's high profile, its members are notoriously priva... View more info

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Thirty Years of Anger: One Man's Journey through the Australian Underground Hardcore Punk and Extreme Metal Scenes

By: Marquis H. K.

Price: $29.95

Publisher: Australia, Boolarong Press: 2016

Seller ID: 003956

ISBN: 1925236943

Condition: New


Thirty Years of Anger is an uncompromising story of one man's journey through the Australian underground hardcore punk and extreme metal scenes. Beginning in 80's Brisbane in the oppressive police state of Joh Bjelke Petersen where anyone who looks slightly different is hassled to no end and at times detained without reason by the cops. The Treasury Hotel being the focal point of activity where bands played every Friday and Saturday night and battle lines were drawn betw... View more info

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Measure of a Man: From Auschwitz Survivor to Presidents' Tailor

By: Martin Greenfield and Wynton Hall

Price: $34.95

Publisher: USA, Regnery Publishing Inc: 2014

Seller ID: 001453

ISBN: 1621572668

Condition: New


He's been called "America's greatest living tailor" and "the most interesting man in the world." Now, for the first time, Holocaust survivor Martin Greenfield tells his incredible life story. Taken from his Czechoslovakian home at age fifteen and transported to the Nazi concentration camp at Auschwitz with his family, Greenfield came face to face with "Angel of Death" Dr. Joseph Mengele and was divided forever from his parents, sisters, and baby brother. In haunting, pow... View more info