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The Rivers of Home: Frank Lacy - Kimberley Pioneer, Marion Nixon
The Rivers of Home: Frank Lacy - Kimberley Pioneer
Marion Nixon
33.00 AUD 16.50 AUD



Flugelman: On Further Reflection, Peter Pinson, David Perry
Flugelman: On Further Reflection
Peter Pinson, David Perry
45.00 AUD 22.50 AUD



The Bookseller of Kabul, Asne Seierstad
The Bookseller of Kabul
Asne Seierstad
17.00 AUD 8.50 AUD



Her Father's Daughter - The Bonnie Henderson, Debi Marshall
Her Father's Daughter - The Bonnie Henderson
Debi Marshall
30.00 AUD 15.00 AUD



Bullo - The Next Generation, Marlee Ranacher
Bullo - The Next Generation
Marlee Ranacher
25.00 AUD 12.50 AUD



Iris: A Memoir of Iris Murdoch, John Bayley
Iris: A Memoir of Iris Murdoch
John Bayley
17.50 AUD 8.75 AUD



Bullo - The Next Generation, Marlee Ranacher
Bullo - The Next Generation
Marlee Ranacher
35.00 AUD 17.50 AUD



Not For Turning: The Life of Margaret Thatcher, Robin Harris
Not For Turning: The Life of Margaret Thatcher
Robin Harris
35.00 AUD 17.50 AUD



 

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Against the Stream - The Memories of a Philosophical Anarchist 1927 - 1939, A. F. Howells
1 A. F. Howells Against the Stream - The Memories of a Philosophical Anarchist 1927 - 1939
Hyland House 135018 Melbourne, Australia 1983 First Edition 090809048X / 9780908090488 Hardcover Very Good Very Good B/W photos. Some pen notations on margins of List of Illustration page. 183 pages. Quantity Available: 1. Shipped Weight: 1-2 kilos. Category: Biography; Biography & Autobiography; Australian. ISBN: 090809048X. ISBN/EAN: 9780908090488. Inventory No: 135018. Hardcover 
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Price: 22.91 AUD 11.46 AUD 
 
 
Henry Purcell, A. K. Holland
2 A. K. Holland Henry Purcell
Penguin Books 218244 England 1948 Softcover Good Condition No Dust Jacket Penguin Books 679. 191 pages. Pages well browned. Previous owners name on front endpaper. Quantity Available: 1. Shipped Weight: Under 250 grams. Category: Biography; Biography & Autobiography; Inventory No: 218244. Paperback 
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Price: 14.95 AUD 7.48 AUD 
 
 
Jonathan Swift - Major Prophet, A. L. Rowse
3 A. L. Rowse Jonathan Swift - Major Prophet
Thames & Hudson 231428 London 1975 First Edition 0500011419 / 9780500011416 Hardcover Good Condition Good 240 pages. Tape marks to endpapers. Foxing to endpapers and page edges. Illustrated. Quantity Available: 1. Shipped Weight: 1-2 kilos. Category: Biography; Biography & Autobiography; ISBN: 0500011419. ISBN/EAN: 9780500011416. Inventory No: 231428. Hardcover 
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Price: 22.41 AUD 11.21 AUD 
 
 
Kate Remembered, A. Scott Berg
4 A. Scott Berg Kate Remembered
G.P. Putnam's Sons 233937 USA 2003 0399151648 / 9780399151644 Hardcover Near Fine Condition For more than twenty years, Katharine Hepburn imparted many of the details of her life to me suggesting that I weave them into a book - one that would appear upon her death. Sad to say, the time has come to publish that book. But I find comfort in knowing she lived a very rich 96 years; and I have tried my best to honour her wish of making the book as true to her spirit as possible - as inspiring, as loving and as fun.' Scott Berg KATE REMEMBERED is a loving tribute and a tender farewell that reveals an unusual relationship in a unique life, one fully lived - and 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 she felt should not be made public until after her death. Ultimately, this book is not only a story of the poignant final twenty years in which Scott Berg knew Katharine Hepburn, but also a tale of a great theatrical personality and the better part of the century that was the stage for her distinguished life. 370 pages. Illustrated with black and white photographs. Quantity Available: 1. Shipped Weight: 1-2 kilos. Category: Biography; Biography & Autobiography; ISBN: 0399151648. ISBN/EAN: 9780399151644. Inventory No: 233937. Hardcover 
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Price: 22.41 AUD 11.21 AUD 
 
 
Nice Work - Thirty Years in British Films, Adrian Brunel
5 Adrian Brunel Nice Work - Thirty Years in British Films
Forbes Robertson 224791 London 1949 Hardcover Good Condition Good Adrian begins with the story of British Film making during the first World War and then thirty years later took the plunge into British film production. From then we follow the adventures of Adrian as he fought his way through slumps and booms making every type of film, from comedies to musicals in England, Italy, Germany, Austria, Spain and Morocco 217 pages. Moderately foxed throughout. Dust Jacket price-clipped. Illustrated with black and white photographs. Quantity Available: 1. Shipped Weight: 1-2 kilos. Category: Biography; Biography & Autobiography; Film::Cinema. Inventory No: 224791. Hardcover 
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Price: 29.88 AUD 14.94 AUD 
 
 
Cathy Freeman - A Journey Just Begun, Adrian McGregor
6 Adrian McGregor Cathy Freeman - A Journey Just Begun
Random House 238582 Australia 1998 First Edition 0091836492 / 9780091836498 Hardcover Very Good Condition Very Good 363 pages. Illustrated with colour and black and white photographs. Quantity Available: 1. Shipped Weight: 1-2 kilos. Category: Biography; Biography & Autobiography; ISBN: 0091836492. ISBN/EAN: 9780091836498. Inventory No: 238582. Hardcover 
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Price: 24.90 AUD 12.45 AUD 
 
 
Experience and Artistic Expression in Lope de Vega - The Making of La Dorotea, Alan S. Trueblood
7 Alan S. Trueblood Experience and Artistic Expression in Lope de Vega - The Making of La Dorotea
Harvard University Press 228602 USA 1974 0674276701 / 9780674276703 Hardcover Very Good Condition Very Good 785 pages. Dust jacket has protective non adhesive covering. Quantity Available: 1. Shipped Weight: 2-3 kilos. Category: Biography; Biography & Autobiography; ISBN: 0674276701. ISBN/EAN: 9780674276703. Inventory No: 228602. This book is extra heavy, and may involve extra shipping charges to some countries. Hardcover 
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Price: 24.90 AUD 12.45 AUD 
 
 
The Last Great Adventure of Sir Peter Blake, Alan Sefton
8 Alan Sefton The Last Great Adventure of Sir Peter Blake
Sheridan House 230205 USA 2003 1574091905 / 9781574091908 Hardcover Very Good Condition Very Good This large-format hardcover follows the late Sir Peter Blake on his ill-fated final voyage aboard the polar exploration yacht SEAMASTER. As the world knows, Blake was tragically murdered by river pirates in December 2001 while exploring the Amazon. This book tracks that voyage and at the same time pays homage to this extraordinary man. The SEAMASTER voyage began in New Zealand and ascended to 70?? S in the icy waters of Antarctica, then headed north to the rain forests of the Amazon. The ship ultimately sailed approximately 1,000 miles up the Amazon river before Blake was murdered on the return journey. 215 pages. Illustrated with colour photographs. Quantity Available: 1. Shipped Weight: Over 3 kilos. Category: Biography; Biography & Autobiography; Travel::Adventure. ISBN: 1574091905. ISBN/EAN: 9781574091908. Inventory No: 230205. This book is extra heavy, and may involve extra shipping charges to some countries. Hardcover 
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Price: 44.80 AUD 22.40 AUD 
 
 
Death of a Dissident: The Poisoning of Alexander Litvinenko and the Return of the KGB, Alex Goldfarb with Marina Litvinenko
9 Alex Goldfarb with Marina Litvinenko Death of a Dissident: The Poisoning of Alexander Litvinenko and the Return of the KGB
Pocket Books 239696 Great Britain 2008 Updated 1847391079 / 9781847391070 Softcover Very Good Condition The first reports seemed absurd. A Russian dissident, formerly an employee of the KGB and its successor, the FSB, had seemingly been poisoned in a London hotel. As Alexander Litvinenko's condition worsened, however, and he was transferred to hospital and placed under armed guard, the story took a sinister turn. On 23 November 2006, Litvinenko died, apparently from polonium-210 radiation poisoning. He himself, in a dramatic statement from his deathbed, accused his former employers at the Kremlin of being responsible for his murder. Who was Alexander Litvinenko? What had happened in Russia since the end of the Cold War to make his life there untenable, and even in severe jeopardy in Britain? How did he really die, and who killed him? In his spokesman and close friend, Alex Goldfarb, and widow Marina, we have two people who know more than anyone about the real Sasha Litvinenko, and about his murder. Their riveting book sheds astonishing light not just on these strange and troubling events but also on the biggest crisis in relations with Russia since the fall of the Berlin Wall. 396 pages. Illustrated with black and white photographs. Quantity Available: 1. Shipped Weight: Under 1 kilogram. Category: Biography; Biography & Autobiography; ISBN/EAN: 9781847391070. Inventory No: 239696. Paperback 
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Price: 20.00 AUD 10.00 AUD 
 
 
Come The Revolution: A Memoir, Alex Mitchell
10 Alex Mitchell Come The Revolution: A Memoir
NewSouth Publishing 236517 Australia 2011 1742233074 / 9781742233079 Trade Paperback Very Good Condition A rollicking tale of chain-smoking newspapermen, union leaders, revolutionaries, crooked cops, corrupt politicians, spies, dictators, and ordinary working people, this is the memoir of political journalist Alex Mitchell, who worked on several newspapers around Australia before landing in Fleet Street in the 1960s. Full of vivid anecdotes about the lives of an extraordinary range of people-including Yasser Arafat, Muammar Gadafi, Saddam Hussein, and Vanessa Redgrave-this narrative demonstrates how Mitchell's Sunday Times investigative team exposed Soviet double agent Kim Philby and how the journalist became a full-time political activist. Laying bare his life and loves as well as his past and politics with the flair of a born storyteller, Mitchell is unafraid to ask the hard questions about the world or about himself. 536 pages. Illustrated with black and white photographs. Quantity Available: 1. Shipped Weight: 1-2 kilos. Category: Biography; Biography & Autobiography; ISBN/EAN: 9781742233079. Inventory No: 236517. Paperback 
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Price: 34.85 AUD 17.43 AUD 
 
 
A Passion For Living, Alexander Stobbs
11 Alexander Stobbs A Passion For Living
Hodder & Stoughton 238723 London 2009 034097852X / 9780340978528 Trade Paperback Good Condition No Dust Jacket The amazing story of a boy who makes every day matter - as seen on Chanel 4 226 pages. TV Tie-In. Quantity Available: 1. Shipped Weight: Under 1 kilogram. Category: Biography; Biography & Autobiography; ISBN/EAN: 9780340978528. Inventory No: 238723. Paperback 
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Price: 18.43 AUD 9.22 AUD 
 
 
Bronterre - A Political Biography of Bronterre O'Brien, 1804-1864, Alfred Plummer
12 Alfred Plummer Bronterre - A Political Biography of Bronterre O'Brien, 1804-1864
George Allen & Unwin 228624 London 1971 First Edition 0049230549 / 9780049230545 Hardcover Very Good Condition Good 292 pages. A bit worn around the edges with a few bumps collected no doubt over the years from normal use.. Quantity Available: 1. Shipped Weight: 2-3 kilos. Category: Biography; Biography & Autobiography; ISBN: 0049230549. ISBN/EAN: 9780049230545. Inventory No: 228624. This book is extra heavy, and may involve extra shipping charges to some countries. Hardcover 
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Price: 19.93 AUD 9.97 AUD 
 
 
The Fortunes of Samuel Wynn: Winemaker, Humanist, Zionist - A Biography of Allan Wynn, Allan Wynn
13 Allan Wynn The Fortunes of Samuel Wynn: Winemaker, Humanist, Zionist - A Biography of Allan Wynn
Cassell 232629 Australia 1968 First Edition Hardcover Very Good Condition No Dust Jacket The book reveals glimpses of Cafe Society, the wine trade, the social life of Australia between the two World Wars and of the Zionist Movement where he played an important role leading to the establishment of the State of Israel. 236 pages. Illustrated with black and white photographs. Quantity Available: 1. Shipped Weight: 1-2 kilos. Category: Biography; Biography & Autobiography; Inventory No: 232629. Hardcover 
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Price: 22.91 AUD 11.46 AUD 
 
 
Mistress of Evergreen Plantation - Rachel O'Connor's Legacy of Letters 1823-1845, Allie Bayne Windham Webb
14 Allie Bayne Windham Webb Mistress of Evergreen Plantation - Rachel O'Connor's Legacy of Letters 1823-1845
State University of New York Press 226958 USA 1983 0873956664 / 9780873956666 Trade Paperback Good Condition No Dust Jacket 304 pages. Quantity Available: 1. Shipped Weight: 1-2 kilos. Category: Biography; Biography & Autobiography; History::American History. ISBN: 0873956664. ISBN/EAN: 9780873956666. Inventory No: 226958. Paperback 
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Price: 79.63 AUD 39.82 AUD 
 
 
From The Heart - True Stories by Australian Nurses, Amanda Tattam [Editor]
15 Amanda Tattam [Editor] From The Heart - True Stories by Australian Nurses
Lothian Books 226344 Australia 1997 0850918464 / 9780850918465 Softcover Very Good Condition These are immensley moving, tragic, funny, true stories about the ordinary and extraordinary experiences of Australian Nurses. 196 pages. Quantity Available: 1. Shipped Weight: Under 500 grams. Category: Biography; Biography & Autobiography; ISBN: 0850918464. ISBN/EAN: 9780850918465. Inventory No: 226344. Paperback 
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Price: 16.94 AUD 8.47 AUD 
 
 
Somewhere: The Life of Jerome Robbins, Amanda Vaill
16 Amanda Vaill Somewhere: The Life of Jerome Robbins
Broadway Books 237015 New York 2006 0767904206 / 9780767904209 Softcover Very Good Condition From the author of the acclaimed Everybody Was So Young, the definitive and major biography of the great choreographer and Broadway legend Jerome Robbins To some, Jerome Robbins was a demanding perfectionist, a driven taskmaster, a theatrical visionary; to others, he was a loyal friend, a supportive mentor, a generous and entertaining companion and colleague. Born Jerome Rabinowitz in New York City in 1918, Jerome Robbins repudiated his Jewish roots along with his name only to reclaim them with his triumphant staging of Fiddler on the Roof. A self-proclaimed homosexual, he had romances or relationships with both men and women, some famous?like Montgomery Clift and Natalie Wood?some less so. A resolutely unpolitical man, he was forced to testify before Congress at the height of anti-Communist hysteria. A consummate entertainer, he could be paralyzed by shyness; nearly infallible professionally, he was conflicted, vulnerable, and torn by self-doubt. Guarded and adamantly private, he was an inveterate and painfully honest journal writer who confided his innermost thoughts and aspirations to a remarkable series of diaries and memoirs. With ballets like Dances at a Gathering, Afternoon of a Faun, and The Concert, he humanized neoclassical dance; with musicals like On the Town, Gypsy, and West Side Story, he changed the face of theater in America. In the pages of this definitive biography, Amanda Vaill takes full measure of the complicated, contradictory genius who was Jerome Robbins. She re-creates his childhood as the only son of Russian Jewish immigrants; his apprenticeship as a dancer and Broadway chorus gypsy; his explosion into prominence at the age of twenty-five with the ballet Fancy Free and its Broadway incarnation, On the Town; and his years of creative dominance in both theater and dance. She brings to life his colleagues and friends?from Leonard Bernstein and George Balanchine to Robert Wilson and Robert Graves?and his loves and lovers. And she tells the full story behind some of Robbins?s most difficult episodes, such as his testimony before the House Un-American Activities Committee and his firing from the film version of West Side Story. Drawing on thousands of pages of documents from Robbins?s personal and professional papers, to which she was granted unfettered access, as well as on other archives and hundreds of interviews, Somewhere is a riveting narrative of a life lived onstage, offstage, and backstage. It is also an accomplished work of criticism and social history that chronicles one man?s phenomenal career and places it squarely in the cultural ferment of a time when New York City was truly ?a helluva town.? 675 pages. Illustrated with black and white photographs. Quantity Available: 1. Shipped Weight: 1-2 kilos. Category: Biography; United States; Dance; Dance. ISBN: 0767904206. ISBN/EAN: 9780767904209. Inventory No: 237015. Paperback 
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Price: 32.36 AUD 16.18 AUD 
 
 
Madonna, Andrew Morton
17 Andrew Morton Madonna
Bantam Books 238545 Australia 2001 First Edition 1863253300 / 9781863253307 Hardcover Good Condition Good The explosive New York Times bestseller--Madonna From motherless child to wife and mother, from "boy toy" to fiercely independent diva, Madonna is one of the most remarkable women of our time. With a career that spans two decades and ranges from the scandalous to the transcendent, she is a bigger phenomenon than ever. But who is the private woman behind the public image? Andrew Morton, whose #1 New York Times bestsellers about Princess Diana and Monica Lewinsky have proven his ability to gain access to insiders who won't talk to anyone else, answers that question in this decidedly unauthorized new biography. Morton's extensive, in-depth interviews with members of Madonna's inner circle--lovers, friends, and business connections, many of whom have never spoken out before--allow him to go beyond the carefully constructed myths to unmask the real Madonna. Andrew Morton is able to make startling revelations, among them the real story of Madonna's family background; the events behind the violent attack that changed her views on sex and men; her relationships with Michael Jackson, Prince, John F. Kennedy Jr., Vanilla Ice, and other rock and Hollywood stars; the mystery man she wanted to marry; and the darkest days of her career when she threatened to quit show business. In this fascinating, richly detailed biography, Andrew Morton reveals Madonna in an entirely new light. 256 pages. Quantity Available: 1. Shipped Weight: Under 1 kilogram. Category: Biography; Biography & Autobiography; ISBN: 1863253300. ISBN/EAN: 9781863253307. Inventory No: 238545. Hardcover 
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Price: 24.90 AUD 12.45 AUD 
 
 
Guevara, Andrew Sinclair
18 Andrew Sinclair Guevara
Fontana / Collins 226656 Great Britain 1970 Third Impression Softcover Good Condition 94 pages. Foxing to endpapers and page edges. Quantity Available: 1. Shipped Weight: Under 250 grams. Category: Biography; Biography & Autobiography; Inventory No: 226656. Paperback 
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Price: 14.95 AUD 7.48 AUD 
 
 
Bob Carr A Self Made Man, Andrew West and Rachel Morris
19 Andrew West and Rachel Morris Bob Carr A Self Made Man
HarperCollins 215743 Australia 2003 First Australian Edition 0732277507 / 9780732277505 Trade Paperback Very Good Condition No Dust Jacket 423 pages. Illustrated with black and white photographs. Quantity Available: 1. Shipped Weight: 1-2 kilos. Category: Australian::Australian Politics; Biography & Autobiography; biography. ISBN: 0732277507. ISBN/EAN: 9780732277505. Inventory No: 215743. Paperback 
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Price: 19.93 AUD 9.97 AUD 
 
 
The Politician: An Insider's Account of John Edward's Pursuit of the Presidency and the Scandal That Brought Him Down, Andrew Young
20 Andrew Young The Politician: An Insider's Account of John Edward's Pursuit of the Presidency and the Scandal That Brought Him Down
St. Martin's Press 238116 New York 2010 First Edition 031264065X / 9780312640651 Hardcover Very Good Condition Very Good "The greatest political saga, the one that has it all, that gets to the real heart of American politics, is the John Edwards story... This isn't just politics, it's literature. It's the great American novel, the kind that isn't written anymore." --Michael Wolff on John Edwards's trajectory, on "VanityFair.com"The underside of modern American politics -- raw ambition, manipulation, and deception -- are revealed in detail by Andrew Young's riveting account of a presidential hopeful's meteoric rise and scandalous fall. Like a non-fiction version of "All the King's Men," "The Politician" offers a truly disturbing, even shocking perspective on the risks taken and tactics employed by a man determined to rule the most powerful nation on earth. Idealistic and ambitious, Andrew Young volunteered for the John Edwards campaign for Senate in 1998 and quickly became the candidate's right hand man. As the senator became a national star, Young's responsibilities grew. For a decade he was this politician's confidant and he was assured he was 'like family." In time, however, Young was drawn into a series of questionable assignments that culminated with Edwards asking him to help conceal the Senator's ongoing adultery. Days before the 2008 presidential primaries began, Young gained international notoriety when he told the world that he was the father of a child being carried by a woman named Rielle Hunter, who was actually the senator's mistress. While Young began a life on the run, hiding from the press with his family and alleged mistress, John Edwards continued to pursue the presidency and then the Vice Presidency in the future Obama administration.Young had been the senator's closest aide and most trusted friend. He believed that John Edwards could be a great president, and was assured throughout the cover-up that his boss and friend would ultimately step forward to both tell the truth and protect his aide's career. Neither promise was kept. Not only a moving personal account of Andrew Young's political education, THE POLITICIAN offers a look at the trajectory which made John Edwards the ideal Democratic candidate for president, and the hubris which brought him down, leaving his career, his marriage and his dreams in ashes. 301 pages. Quantity Available: 1. Shipped Weight: 1-2 kilos. Category: Biography; United States; Biography & Autobiography; ISBN/EAN: 9780312640651. Inventory No: 238116. Hardcover 
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Price: 22.41 AUD 11.21 AUD 
 
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