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A Kind of Immortality: An Autobiography Volume 1

By: John Laffin

Price: $19.95

Publisher: Australia, Kangaroo Press, 2000


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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A Liar's Autobiography

By: Graham Chapman

Price: $24.95

Publisher: Uk, Methuen Publishing Ltd, 2014


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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Am I Black Enough For You?

By: Anita Heiss

Price: $34.95

Publisher: Australia, Bantam, 2012


The story of an urban-based high achieving Aboriginal woman working to break down stereotypes and build bridges between black and white Australia. I'm Aboriginal. I'm just not the Aboriginal person a lot of people want or expect me to be. What does it mean to be Aboriginal? Why is Australia so obsessed with notions of identity? Anita Heiss, successful author and passionate campaigner for Aboriginal literacy, was born a member of the Wiradjuri nation of central N... 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


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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Bonzer: My Unforgettable Childhood [signed copy]

By: Sandy Thorne

Price: $29.95

Publisher: Australia, Penguin, 2013

Edition: Signed by Author


***each copy signed by the author on front end paper 'Best Wishes, Sandy Thorne'*** Feel like a trip down memory lane? Need a laugh? If you've ever pinched fruit, pelted rocks on people's roofs, talked about hairs in grade seven or been expelled from school, this hilarious memoir will be your cup of tea. If you didn't do any of those things but wanted to, this book is also for you. Growing up wild and free in the golden era of the 1950s and '60s in rural Queensl... 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


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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Eat Pray Love: One Woman's Search for Everything [used book]

By: Elizabeth Gilbert

Price: $8.00

Publisher: UK, Bloomsbury, 2007


It's 3 a.m. and Elizabeth Gilbert is sobbing on the bathroom floor. She's in her thirties, she has a husband, a house, they're trying for a baby - and she doesn't want any of it. A bitter divorce and a turbulent love affair later, she emerges battered and bewildered and realises it is time to pursue her own journey in search of three things she has been missing: pleasure, devotion and balance. So she travels to Rome, where she learns Italian from handsome, brown-eyed ide... 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


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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Fashion is Freedom: How a girl from Tehran broke the rules to change her world

By: Tala Raassi

Price: $29.95

Publisher: Australia, Affirm Press, 2016


The inspiring true story of how courage, a dream, and some needle and thread can change a life forever... Since she was young, Tala Raassi knew her fate lay in fashion. But growing up in her beloved homeland of Iran, a woman can be punished for exposing her hair in public, let alone wearing the newest trends. Despite strict regulations, Tala developed a keen sense of style in backroom cafes and secret parties. She never imagined her behavior would land her in prison, ... View more info

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Fifty Years of Flying Fun

By: Rod Dean

Price: $49.95

Publisher: UK, Grub Street, 2015


Fifty Years of Flying Fun covers, in a roughly chronological order, over fifty continuous years of flying. This ranges from joining the RAF in 1962, through his intriguing first operational tour on Hunters in Aden, the early days of the Jaguar in Germany and, finally in the RAF, an almost outrageous two years flying the Jaguar and Hunter with the Sultan of Oman's Air Force. His subsequent civil flying has been exclusively in the General Aviation and flying display fie... 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


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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God's Callgirl: A Memoir [used book]

By: Carla Van Raay

Price: $8.00

Publisher: Australia, Harper Collins, 2006


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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Goodbye to Italia @ Goodbye to Italy

By: Marisa Parker

Price: $24.95

Publisher: Australia, InHouse Publishing, 2016


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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Helmand to the Himalayas: One Soldier's Inspirational Journey

By: David Wiseman and Nick Harding

Price: $19.95

Publisher: UK, Osprey Publishing, 2014


"From the war torn valleys of Afghanistan to the frozen peaks of the Himalayas, David Wiseman's incredible story is an inspiration to us all." Andy McNab David Wiseman was the first soldier on the scene of one of the most devastating attacks on British soldiers in Afghanistan, witnessing the horrific aftermath of an attack on unsuspecting troops by a rogue element of the Afghan police, which left five men dead and nine wounded, shaking the British forces in Helmand to th... 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


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 covere... View more info