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The English Rose of Kakadu: The Autobiography of Judy Opitz, David Welch [Editor]
The English Rose of Kakadu: The Autobiography of Judy Opitz
David Welch [Editor]
50.00 AUD



In Good Hands: The Life of Dr sam Stening, POW, Ian Pfenningwerth
In Good Hands: The Life of Dr sam Stening, POW
Ian Pfenningwerth
30.00 AUD



The Ballad of Les Darcy, Peter Fitzsimons
The Ballad of Les Darcy
Peter Fitzsimons
12.00 AUD



Lydia Lassila: Olympic Gold Medallist - A Journey in to the Mind of a Champion, Lydia Lassila
Lydia Lassila: Olympic Gold Medallist - A Journey in to the Mind of a Champion
Lydia Lassila
15.00 AUD



Prisoners of Two Wars: An Australian Soldier's Story, Sherriff Probert & John probert
Prisoners of Two Wars: An Australian Soldier's Story
Sherriff Probert & John probert
18.00 AUD



Great Pioneer Women Of The Outback, Susanna De Vries
Great Pioneer Women Of The Outback
Susanna De Vries
18.00 AUD



Keating: The Inside Story, John Edwards
Keating: The Inside Story
John Edwards
15.00 AUD



Recollections Of A Bleeding Heart: A Portrait of Paul Keating PM, Don Watson
Recollections Of A Bleeding Heart: A Portrait of Paul Keating PM
Don Watson
22.50 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 
1.00 
Price: 17.91 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 
1.00 
Price: 9.95 AUD
 
 
Kate Remembered, A. Scott Berg
3 A. Scott Berg Kate Remembered
G.P. Putnam's Sons 242806 Australia 2003 0743206762 / 9780743206761 Hardcover Good Condition Good 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: 0743206762. ISBN/EAN: 9780743206761. Inventory No: 242806. Hardcover 
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Price: 20.00 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: 22.50 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: 24.88 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 
1.00 
Price: 19.90 AUD
 
 
The Lady in the Van, Alan Bennett
7 Alan Bennett The Lady in the Van
Profile Books / Faber & Faber 242926 London 2015 1781255407 / 9781781255407 Softcover Near Fine Condition In 1974, the homeless Miss Shepherd moved her broken down van into Alan Bennett's garden. Deeply eccentric and stubborn to her bones, Miss Shepherd was not an easy tenant. And Bennett, despite inviting her in the first place, was a reluctant landlord. And yet she lived there for fifteen years. This account of those years was first published in 1989 in the London Review of Books. The play premiered in 1999, directed by Nicholas Hytner and starring Dame Maggie Smith, who reprise their roles in this new film adaptation. Shot on location at Bennett's house, Alex Jennings plays the author, alongside household names including Frances de la Tour, Jim Broadbent and Dominic Cooper. 100 pages. Item Type: Film Tie-in. Quantity Available: 1. Shipped Weight: Under 500 grams. Category: Biography; Biography & Autobiography; ISBN/EAN: 9781781255407. Inventory No: 242926. Paperback 
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Price: 9.00 AUD
 
 
The Lady in the Van, Alan Bennett
8 Alan Bennett The Lady in the Van
Profile Books / Faber & Faber 241030 London 2015 1781255407 / 9781781255407 Softcover Near Fine Condition In 1974, the homeless Miss Shepherd moved her broken down van into Alan Bennett's garden. Deeply eccentric and stubborn to her bones, Miss Shepherd was not an easy tenant. And Bennett, despite inviting her in the first place, was a reluctant landlord. And yet she lived there for fifteen years. This account of those years was first published in 1989 in the London Review of Books. The play premiered in 1999, directed by Nicholas Hytner and starring Dame Maggie Smith, who reprise their roles in this new film adaptation. Shot on location at Bennett's house, Alex Jennings plays the author, alongside household names including Frances de la Tour, Jim Broadbent and Dominic Cooper. 100 pages. Item Type: Film Tie-in. Quantity Available: 1. Shipped Weight: Under 500 grams. Category: Biography; Biography & Autobiography; ISBN/EAN: 9781781255407. Inventory No: 241030. Paperback 
1.00 
Price: 15.00 AUD
 
 
Experience and Artistic Expression in Lope de Vega - The Making of La Dorotea, Alan S. Trueblood
9 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 
1.00 
Price: 19.90 AUD
 
 
The Last Great Adventure of Sir Peter Blake, Alan Sefton
10 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: 39.80 AUD
 
 
Death of a Dissident: The Poisoning of Alexander Litvinenko and the Return of the KGB, Alex Goldfarb with Marina Litvinenko
11 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: 15.00 AUD
 
 
A Passion For Living, Alexander Stobbs
12 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: 13.43 AUD
 
 
Bronterre - A Political Biography of Bronterre O'Brien, 1804-1864, Alfred Plummer
13 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: 14.93 AUD
 
 
The Snowball: Warren Buffett and The b=Business of Life, Alice Schroeder
14 Alice Schroeder The Snowball: Warren Buffett and The b=Business of Life
Bloomsbury 241915 Australia 2009 Revised and Updated 1408805022 / 9781408805022 Softcover Very Good Condition Recounting the life and times of one of the most respected men in the world, The Snowball is the most fascinating financial success story of our time. Warren Buffett, the legendary Omaha investor, has never written a memoir, but finally has given Alice Schroeder unprecedented access to him and all those closest to his work, opinions, struggles, triumphs, follies and wisdom. The result is this personally revealing and complete biography of 'The Oracle of Omaha', indispensable reading for those who wish to know the man behind the outstanding achievements 816 pages. Light foxing to endpapers and page edges. Illustrated with black and white photographs. Quantity Available: 1. Shipped Weight: 1-2 kilos. Category: Biography; Business,Finance,Economics. ISBN/EAN: 9781408805022. Inventory No: 241915. Paperback 
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Price: 25.00 AUD
 
 
The Spy Wore Red, Aline, Countess of Romanones
15 Aline, Countess of Romanones The Spy Wore Red
Bloomsbury 242203 Great Britain 1987 First UK Edition 0747501122 / 9780747501121 Hardcover Very Good Condition Very Good An autobiography by Aline Griffith who recounts her work as an undercover agent for the United States in wartime Madrid. She begins her story in 1943 when at the age of 20 and working as a model, she was recruited into the American secret service, trained as a spy and sent to work as an agent in Madrid to uncover Himmler's spy. The author recounts her experiences of life in Spanish society and the problems which arose when security was breached, resulting in several attempts on her life. Whilst engaged in trying to uncover German spies she met many people and recounts her discoveries and adventures concerning these various characters. Aline, Countess of Romanones met the Count of Romanones in Madrid during the war. They married after the war and the Countess now divides her time between the United States and Spain. 304 pages. Quantity Available: 1. Shipped Weight: 1-2 kilos. Category: Biography; Biography & Autobiography; ISBN: 0747501122. ISBN/EAN: 9780747501121. Inventory No: 242203. Hardcover 
1.00 
Price: 25.00 AUD
 
 
The Fortunes of Samuel Wynn: Winemaker, Humanist, Zionist - A Biography of Allan Wynn, Allan Wynn
16 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: 17.91 AUD
 
 
Mistress of Evergreen Plantation - Rachel O'Connor's Legacy of Letters 1823-1845, Allie Bayne Windham Webb
17 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: 74.63 AUD
 
 
From The Heart - True Stories by Australian Nurses, Amanda Tattam [Editor]
18 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: 11.94 AUD
 
 
Somewhere: The Life of Jerome Robbins, Amanda Vaill
19 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: 27.36 AUD
 
 
17 Carnations: The Windsors, The Nazis and the Cover-Up, Andrew Morton
20 Andrew Morton 17 Carnations: The Windsors, The Nazis and the Cover-Up
Michael O'Mara Books 242330 Great Britain 2015 1782434577 / 9781782434573 Trade Paperback Near Fine Condition The true story of Edward Windsor and Wallis Simpson's involvement with the Nazi regime, and the post-war cover-up. The story of the love affair between Wallis Simpson and King Edward VIII, and his abdication, has provoked endless fascination. However, the full story of their links with the German aristocracy and Hitler has remained untold. * 17 Carnations chronicles Hitler's attempts to matchmake between Edward and a German noblewoman, and Wallis's affair with the German foreign minister, who sent her a carnation for every night they had spent together. *Pro-German sympathizers, the couple became embroiled in a conspiracy to install Edward as a puppet king after the Allies' defeat. * The Duke's letters were hidden for years as the British establishment attempted to cover up the connection between the House of Windsor and Hitler. Thoroughly researched, 17 Carnations reveals the whole fascinating story, throwing sharp new light on this dark chapter of history. 370 pages. Illustrated with black and white photographs. Quantity Available: 1. Shipped Weight: 1-2 kilos. Category: Biography; Biography & Autobiography; Royalty. ISBN/EAN: 9781782434573. Inventory No: 242330. Paperback 
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Price: 15.00 AUD
 
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