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Life in His Hands: The True Story of a Neurosurgeon an a Pianist, Susan Wyndham
Life in His Hands: The True Story of a Neurosurgeon an a Pianist
Susan Wyndham
20.00 AUD 10.00 AUD



Smithy: The Life of Sir Charles Kingsford Smith, Ian Mackersey
Smithy: The Life of Sir Charles Kingsford Smith
Ian Mackersey
15.00 AUD 7.50 AUD



Mauve, Simon Garfield
Mauve
Simon Garfield
14.00 AUD 7.00 AUD



The Life and Times of Little Richard: The Quasar Of Rock, Charles White
The Life and Times of Little Richard: The Quasar Of Rock
Charles White
14.00 AUD 7.00 AUD



The World is My Home, James A. Michener
The World is My Home
James A. Michener
17.00 AUD 8.50 AUD



Blue Ribbons Bitter Bread: Joice Loch Australia's Most Heroic Woman, Susanna De Vries
Blue Ribbons Bitter Bread: Joice Loch Australia's Most Heroic Woman
Susanna De Vries
25.00 AUD 12.50 AUD



Hancock: Man of Iron, Neill Philipson
Hancock: Man of Iron
Neill Philipson
20.00 AUD 10.00 AUD



The Goldfish Bowl: Married to the Prime Minster 1955-1997, Cherie Booth, Cate Kaste
The Goldfish Bowl: Married to the Prime Minster 1955-1997
Cherie Booth, Cate Kaste
25.00 AUD 12.50 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: 17.91 AUD 8.96 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: 9.95 AUD 4.98 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: 17.41 AUD 8.71 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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Gina Rinehart - The Untold Story Of The Richest Woman In The World, Adele Ferguson
5 Adele Ferguson Gina Rinehart - The Untold Story Of The Richest Woman In The World
MacMillan 236769 Australia 2012 1742610978 / 9781742610979 Trade Paperback Very Good Condition No Dust Jacket Gina Rinehart is not just the richest person in Australia - and potentially soon to be the richest person in the world - she is the daughter of Lang Hancock, legendary arch-conservative, secessionist, mining millionaire and discoverer of the world's largest iron ore deposit in the Pilbara; and a member of a family known as much for its front-page legal stoushes as for its business acumen and toughness. With her reported wealth doubling in the last 12 months, Gina is beginning to flex the enormous power her wealth gives, buying large shareholdings in Channel 10 and Fairfax in moves that look set to give her and her controversial views a major influence in Australian life and public affairs outside of the resources sector. Set against the backdrop of a mining boom that will have the most profound effect on Australia over the next few decades, this is an extraordinary biography of Gina, the family she came from, and the wealth and power she wields, by award-winning journalist Adele Ferguson. 490 pages. Illustrated with colour and black and white photographs. Quantity Available: 1. Shipped Weight: 1-2 kilos. Category: Biography; Biography & Autobiography; ISBN/EAN: 9781742610979. Inventory No: 236769. Paperback 
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Price: 14.93 AUD 7.47 AUD 
 
 
Nice Work - Thirty Years in British Films, Adrian Brunel
6 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 12.44 AUD 
 
 
Nancy: The Story of Lady Astor, Adrian Fort
7 Adrian Fort Nancy: The Story of Lady Astor
St. Martins Press 238353 New York 2013 First Edition 031259903X / 9780312599034 Hardcover Near Fine Condition Near Fine A new biography of Nancy Astor, American socialite and social crusader who blazed a trail through British society amid two World Wars In 1919, Nancy Astor became the first female Member of Parliament elected to the House of Commons--she was not what had been expected. Far from a virago who had suffered for the cause of female suffrage, Lady Astor was already near the center of the ruling society that had for so long resisted the political upheavals of the early twentieth century, having married into one of the richest families in the world. She wasn't even British, but the daughter of a famous Virginian family, and fiercely proud of her expatriate ancestry. But her moral drive was strong, and she would utilize her position of privilege and influence to blow a bracing American wind into what she regarded as the stuffy corners of British politics. This account charts Nancy Astor's incredible story, from relative penury in the American South to a world of enormous countryside estates and townhouses, and the most lavish entertainments, peopled by the great figures of the day--Churchill, Chamberlain, FDR, Charlie Chapin, J. M. Barrie, and Lawrence of Arabia were all part of her social circle. But hers was not to be an easy life of power and pure glamour; it was also defined by principles and bravery, war and sacrifice, love, and the most embittered disputes. With glorious, page-turning brio, Adrian Fort brings to life this restless, controversial American dynamo, an unforgettable woman who left a deep and lasting imprint on the political life of a nation. 378 pages. Quantity Available: 1. Shipped Weight: 1-2 kilos. Category: Biography; United States; Biography & Autobiography; ISBN/EAN: 9780312599034. Inventory No: 238353. Hardcover 
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Cathy Freeman - A Journey Just Begun, Adrian McGregor
8 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: 19.90 AUD 9.95 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 
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Price: 19.90 AUD 9.95 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 19.90 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 7.50 AUD 
 
 
Come The Revolution: A Memoir, Alex Mitchell
12 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: 29.85 AUD 14.93 AUD 
 
 
A Passion For Living, Alexander Stobbs
13 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 6.72 AUD 
 
 
Bronterre - A Political Biography of Bronterre O'Brien, 1804-1864, Alfred Plummer
14 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 7.47 AUD 
 
 
The Fortunes of Samuel Wynn - Winemaker, Humanist & Zionist, Allan Wynn
15 Allan Wynn The Fortunes of Samuel Wynn - Winemaker, Humanist & Zionist
Cassell 2224 Australia 1968 First Edition Hardcover Very Good Condition Very Good 236 pages. Very light tanning to page edges . Dust jacket has protective non adhesive covering. Illustrated with black and white photographs. Quantity Available: 1. Shipped Weight: Under 1 kilogram. Category: Australian::Australian History; Biography & Autobiography; Biography. Inventory No: 2224. Hardcover 
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Price: 19.12 AUD 9.56 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 8.96 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 37.32 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 5.97 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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Madonna, Andrew Morton
20 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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