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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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Sharon Osbourne Extreme : My Autobiography [used book]

By: Sharon Osbourne

Price: $8.00

Publisher: UK, Time Warner: 2005

Seller ID: 0316731323

ISBN: 0316731323

Condition: Good


A devoted wife and mother, businesswoman, TV star and award-winning producer, Sharon Osbourne has, in her own words, 'lived fifty lives in fifty years'. From her extraordinary childhood as the daughter of infamous rock manager Don Arden, to managing and marrying rock legend Ozzy Osbourne, to her own rising fame on shows such as The Osbournes and The X Factor, Sharon Osbourne has experienced tremendous highs and devastating lows. She has earned her reputation by overcoming seemingly insurmountable obstacles with her honesty, charm, sense of humour, great instincts, and keen eye for business. No... View more info

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Life in His Hands : The True Story of a Neurosurgeon and a Pianist

By: Susan Wyndham

Price: $24.95

Publisher: Australia, Pan: 2009

Seller ID: 9780330424837

ISBN: 0330424831

Condition: New


A true story of a neurosurgeon and a pianist In 2001 the brilliant young concert pianist Aaron McMillan was diagnosed with a rare type of brain tumour and given six weeks to live. He was just 24 years old. He underwent 12 hours of emergency surgery; days later he was back at the piano, preparing to perform. Years later, he was still performing. His doctor was Charlie Teo, one of Australia's most celebrated and controversial neurosurgeons. Charlie's specialty is inoperable brain tumours and his radical techniques have earned him praise around the world. But in his own country he is ... View more info

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A Simpler Time : A memoir of love, loss and billycarts [used book]

By: , Peter FitzSimons

Price: $8.00

Publisher: Australia, Harper Collins: 2010

Seller ID: 0732288045

ISBN: 0732288045

Condition: Good


Peter FitzSimons's account of growing up on the rural outskirts of Sydney in the 1960s is first and foremost a tribute to family. But it is also a salute to times and generations past, when praise was understated but love unstinting; work was hard and values clear; when people stood by each other in adversity. Above all, in the FitzSimons home, days were for doing. In this rollicking and often hilarious memoir, Peter describes a childhood of mischief, camaraderie, eccentric characters, drama - and constant love and generosity. The childhood of a simpler time. View more info

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A Fortunate Life

By: A. B. Facey

Price: $26.95

Publisher: Australia, Fremantle Press: 2018

Seller ID: 9781925591408

ISBN: 1925591409

Condition: New


A true classic of Australian literature, Facey's simply penned story offers a unique window onto the history of Australian life through the greater part of the twentieth century - the extraordinary journey of an ordinary man. Albert Facey's story is the story of Australia. Born in 1894, and first sent to work at the age of nine, Facey lived the rough frontier life of a labourer and farmer and jackaroo, becoming lost and then rescued by Indigenous trackers, then gaining a hard-won literacy, surviving Gallipoli, raising a family through the Depression, losing a son in the Second World War, a... View more info

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Kate Remembered : Katharine Hepburn [used book]

By: A. Scott Berg

Price: $8.00

Publisher: UK, Simon and Schuster: 2003

Seller ID: 0743206762

ISBN: 0743206762

Condition: Good


This memoir is both a tribute and a tender farewell, revealing an unusual relationship in a notable life lived largely according to Katharine Hepburn's own rules. More importantly, it sets down many of the stories of that life as she saw them, full of sentiments that she felt should not be made public until after her death. This book not only traces the poignant final 20 years during which Berg knew Hepburn - at her townhouse in NYC, swimming in Long Island Sound and on weekend visits with family and friends - but also the better part of the 20th century that was the stage for this great theat... View more info

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True Colours : My Life [used book]

By: Adam Gilchrist

Price: $9.00

Publisher: Australia, MacMillan: 2009

Edition: 2

Seller ID: 1405038969

ISBN: 1405038969

Condition: Good


Many critics believe Adam Gilchrist is the greatest wicketkeeper/batsman to have played the game, but Adam's huge popularity does not rest solely on his incredible track record. To his millions of fans around the world, it is the way he plays the game - rather than simply the sum of his achievements - that marks him out as one of the best-loved cricketers of his generation. True Colours is his autobiography, and like the man himself it's incomparable. With unflinching honesty, intelligence, compassion and humour, Adam takes you into the world of cricket that few outside of the Australian team ... 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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Each One Must Shine: The Educational Legacy of V. A. Sukhomlinsky

By: Alan Cockerill and Vasily Aleksandrovich Sukhomlinsky

Price: $34.95

Publisher: USA, Peter Lang Publishing: 1999

Seller ID: 9780820439884

ISBN: 0820439886

Condition: New


Vasily Sukhomlinsky was an extremely influential Ukrainian educator, whose work is still widely read in Ukraine, Russia and China. His idealistic vision of human development, and his deep love for children, led him to develop a holistic system of education that emphasised the moral and aesthetic dimensions of a child's growth, as well as the physical, intellectual and vocational. His school in the village of Pavlysh was visited by thousands of schoolteachers, and his books were read by millions. This is the first major study to present Sukhomlinsky's educational legacy to an English-speaking a... 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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Ned Kelly's Last Days : Setting the record straight on the death of an outlaw

By: Alex C. Castles

Price: $26.95

Publisher: Australia, Allen and Unwiin: 2005

Seller ID: 9781741145380

ISBN: 1741145384

Condition: New


Ned Kelly - Australia's beloved national icon - was once just a bushranger who had to be punished for his crimes. In 1880, everyone wanted him dead. There are many stories that form the Kelly myth. But the side of the story rarely told is what really happened in the 137 days between Ned's last stand at Glenrowan and the day the hangman's noose was placed around his neck. Who was with him in his last hours, and why did he have so many powerful enemies? Ned Kelly's Last Days exposes the blatant cover-ups, the corruption and the rampant press baying for blood that were ultimately Ned Kelly's deat... View more info

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We Are Their Heaven : Why the Dead Never Leave Us [used book]

By: Allison DuBois

Price: $9.00

Publisher: USA, Fireside Books: 2006

Seller ID: 0743291131

ISBN: 0743291131

Condition: Good


With this much-anticipated new book, Allison DuBois moves the thin veil between life and death even further, and answers the questions most commonly asked of mediums. About the Author: Allison Dubois's unique story, the inspiration for the hit NBC TV series Medium, started during her senior year at Arizona State University while she was interning at the D.A.'s office. Soon after, researchers at the University of Arizona validated her ability through a series of tests. Allison continues to support research as a medium, as a member of the Veritas Research Program Mediums Committee, and as a mem... 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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Madonna [used book]

By: Andrew Morton

Price: $8.00

Publisher: Australia, Bantam: 2001

Seller ID: 1863253300

ISBN: 1863253300

Condition: Good


Madonna is the undisputed female icon of the modern age. Widely admired for her independence, self-confidence, refusal to compromise and willingness to take risks, she is an enigmatic and fascinating woman. Now, in this biography, Morton reveals the unknown Madonna, through interviews with those who know her. View more info

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Auschwitz - The Nazi Solution: An Illustrated History and Guide

By: Andrew Rawson

Price: $29.95

Publisher: UK, Pen and Sword: 2015

Seller ID: 9781473827981

ISBN: 1473827981

Condition: New


The camps at Auschwitz-Birkenau were an important part of the Nazis' final solution to the Jewish question. Over one million people were murdered in its gas chambers and tens of thousands of prisoners were worked to death in the nearby sub-camps. Others were held in the quarantine area before they were deported to work in the Third Reich. This is the story of the development of Auschwitz from a Polish prison camp into a concentration camp, and a thorough account of the building of Birkenau and the gas chambers, which grew into industrial killing machines. Rawson relates what life was like for... View more info

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An Alien Sky: The Story of One Man's Remarkable Adventure in Bomber Command During the Second World War

By: Andy Wiseman and Sean Feast

Price: $49.95

Publisher: UK, Grub Street: 2015

Seller ID: 9781909808256

ISBN: 1909808253

Condition: New


By any measure, Andy Wiseman (born Weizman) is a lucky man. The only son of a Polish father and an American mother, Andy was born and grew up in Berlin, just as Adolf Hitler was coming to power. As a Jew educated at the famous Werner Siemens Real Gymnasium in Schoneberg, he left only months before his school was closed down and fled with his family to Poland, one step ahead of the Nazi persecution that was to follow and later take the life of his father. From Poland he again fled to England, this time without his parents, arriving as a 16-year old with little or no grasp of English. After a cr... 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