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'Against anything I had ever been told was possible, I was turning white. On the surface of my skin, a miracle was quietly brewing ...' Suburban Australia. Sweltering heat. Three bedroom blonde-brick. Family of five. Beat-up Ford Falcon. Veg... read more

The Hate Race
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This is the life story of Father Bob Maguire - a rare behind-the-scenes look at the much-loved 'people's priest'. The enigmatic champion of the down-and-out was shaped by a lonely childhood in poor circumstances, an early pries... read more

Father Bob: the Larrikin Priest
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'Mrs Keith Miller, internationally known aviatrix, was taken to the county jail here today and held for investigation by State Attorney's investigators. Jail attendants sa... read more

The Fabulous Flying Mrs Miller: An Australian's True Story of Adventure, Danger, Romance and Murder
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Awards:Shortlisted for Victorian Community and Local History Award 2015 and Queensland Literary Awards: University of Queensland Non-Fiction Book Award 2015. Long-listed for Walkley Non-Fiction Book Award 2015.

"Daniel Mannix, Archbishop of Melbourne from 1917 until his death, aged ninety-nine, in 1963, was a towering figure in Melbourne's Catholic community. But his political interventions had a profound effect on the wider Australian nation too. Award... read more

Mannix
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Last Dog on the Island is a memoir, tracing the author's return to handling dogs for Customs after a 10-year break and a failed career change. The Customs Dog unit in Tasmania held the unusual position of being the drug detector dog unit for all the Federal and State Law Enforcement agencies on the island.

The Last Dog on the Island
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All new adventures from everyone's favourite Aussie larrikin. Nick's debut book TALES OF THE HONEY BADGER was the runaway humour and sport bestseller of 2015 and he's back in 2016 with a bumper book of yarns and tall stories. ... read more

Adventures of the Honey Badger
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Spanning five decades and as many continents, Hippy Days, Arabian Nights is a funny, moving and compelling story of a woman whose extraordinary life will never be summarised by the words 'could have', 'might have', or 'should have... read more

Hippy Days, Arabian Nights
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"Drawing on extensive interviews with Keating, coupled with access to his personal files, this book tells the story of a political warrior's rise to power, from the outer suburbs of Sydney through Young Labor and into parliament at just 25 y... read more

Paul Keating
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Ethel Livesey was quite a gal...An attractive young woman from a respectable middle-class family in Manchester, she had over 40 aliases, eight official marriages, four children and five ... read more

The Amazing Mrs Livesey: The Remarkable Story of Australia's Greatest Imposter
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It'd been a long time since I claimed some solitude in this blessed landscape; since I've done without lifes little props. Here I have no friend, no dog, no radio, no clock, no phone, no roof, no body pollutants. The clackety-clack of th... read more

Travelling Light
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At seventeen, all Mojgan Shamsalipoor wanted was to be safe from physical and sexual abuse, go to school, and to eventually marry for love. In Iran, she was denied all of this. Milad Jafari was a shy teenage boy who found his voice as a ... read more

Under the Same Sky
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The astonishing life of Ned Kelly's mother Ellen Kelly was born during the troubles in Ireland. When she arrived in Melbourne in 1841 aged nine, British convict ships were still dumping t... read more

Mrs Kelly: the Epic Untold Story of an Australian Matriarch - Ned Kelly's Mother
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