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Allan Fells: A Portrait of Power

By: Fred Brenchley

Price: $14.00

Publisher: Australia, John Wiley: 2003

Seller ID: 237851

ISBN: 1740310705

Condition: Very Good Condition


A BRW article once named Allan Fels, former high-profile head of the ACCC, the third-most important man in Australia (behind John Howard and Peter Costello). The big end of town hated him, he was the man-in-the-street's hero who kept industry competitive and as a consequence, prices lower. But who is Allan Fels? Why did this unprepossessing man capture the media and public's attention. In his fascinating book, Fred Brenchley deftly weaves the compelling inside story of the forces that cut short Allan Fels? career as Australia?s competition czar. Winner of the inaugural Blake Dawson Waldron Pri... View more info

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Berkeley

By: G. J. Warnock

Price: $10.00

Publisher: London, England, Peregrine Books / Penguin Books: 1969

Edition: Revised Edition

Seller ID: 154672

Condition: Good


Y80. 240 pages. Cover edges rubbed. Quantity Available: 1. Shipped Weight: Under 500 grams. Category: Biography; Biography & Autobiography; Inventory No: 154672. Paperback View more info

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Dick Boyer - An Australian Humanist

By: G.C. Bolton

Price: $15.00

Publisher: Canberra, Australian National University Press:

Seller ID: 228609

Condition: Good Condition


295 pages. A bit worn around the edges with a few bumps collected no doubt over the years from normal use.. Illustrated with black and white photographs. Quantity Available: 1. Shipped Weight: Under 1 kilogram. Category: Australian::Australian History; Biography & Autobiography; Biography. Inventory No: 228609. Hardcover View more info

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Shaftesbury

By: G.F.A. Best

Price: $6.00

Publisher: USA, NEL Mentor: 1975

Seller ID: 228732

ISBN: 0450022579

Condition: Very Good Condition


155 pages. Quantity Available: 1. Shipped Weight: Under 250 grams. Category: Biography; Biography & Autobiography; ISBN: 0450022579. ISBN/EAN: 9780450022579. Inventory No: 228732. Paperback View more info

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The Mad Mosaic - A Life Story

By: Gael Elton Mayo

Price: $20.00

Publisher: London, Quartet: 1983

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 226976

ISBN: 0704323605

Condition: Very Good Condition


238 pages. Dust jacket has protective non adhesive covering. Illustrated with black and white photographs. Quantity Available: 1. Shipped Weight: 2-3 kilos. Category: Biography; Biography & Autobiography; ISBN: 0704323605. ISBN/EAN: 9780704323605. Inventory No: 226976. This book is extra heavy, and may involve extra shipping charges to some countries. Hardcover View more info

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Darlings of the Gods: One year in the Lives of Laurence Olivier and Vivien Leigh

By: Garry O'Connor

Price: $17.00

Publisher: Great Britain, Hodder & Stoughton: 1984

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 242778

ISBN: 034034346X

Condition: Very Good Condition


The marriage of Laurence Olivier and Vivien Leigh in 1940 was one of the great love stories of its day, with Olivier rapidly becoming the leading actor of his generation and Vivien Leigh soon to attain an international reputation in Gone With The Wind. By the end of the Second World War the Oliviers ruled the English stage, which is where Garry O’Connor’s book begins. In 1948, the Oliviers led an Old Vic Company tour of Australia and New Zealand. Their marriage was no longer as secure as it had once been, and by the time they reached England again, the best years were behind them. Included... View more info

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Frank Buchman: A Life

By: Garth Lean

Price: $25.00

Publisher: London, Constable: 1985

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 245074

ISBN: 0094666504

Condition: Very Good Condition


590 pages. Dust jacket has fading to spine edge. Quantity Available: 1. Shipped Weight: 1-2 kilos. Category: Biography; Biography & Autobiography; ISBN: 0094666504. ISBN/EAN: 9780094666504. Inventory No: 245074. Hardcover View more info

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True North: Travels in Arctic Europe

By: Gavin Francis

Price: $7.00

Publisher: Great Britain, Polygon: 2010

Seller ID: 249450

ISBN: 1846971306

Condition: Very Good Condition


The stark, vast beauty of the remote Arctic Europe landscape has been the focus of human exploration for thousands of years. In this striking blend of travel writing, history and mythology, Gavin Francis offers a unique portrait of the northern fringes of Europe. His journey begins in the Shetland Isles, takes him to the Faroes, Iceland, Greenland, Svalbard and on to Lapland. Following in the footsteps of the region's early pioneers, Francis observes how the region has adapted to the 21st century, giving an observed insight into the lives of people he encounters along the way. As with all the ... View more info

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Andy

By: Geoffrey Dutton

Price: $12.50

Publisher: Australia, Collins: 1968

Seller ID: 237131

Condition: Good Condition


318 pages. Only a few library stamps/markings. Quantity Available: 1. Shipped Weight: Under 1 kilogram. Category: Biography; Biography & Autobiography; Inventory No: 237131. Hardcover View more info

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Life is So Good

By: George Dawson and Richard Glaubman

Price: $13.00

Publisher: USA, Penguin Books: 2001

Seller ID: 238192

ISBN: 0141001682

Condition: Near Fine Condition


In this remarkable book, 103-year-old George Dawson, a slave's grandson who learned to read at age 98, reflects on his life and offers valuable lessons in living as well as a fresh, firsthand view of America during the twentieth century. Richard Glaubman captures Dawson's irresistible voice and view of the world, offering insights into humanity, history, hardships, and happiness. From segregation and civil rights, to the wars, presidents, and defining moments in history, George Dawson's description and assessment of the last century inspires readers with the message that-through it all-has sus... View more info

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Steven Spielberg Close Up: The Making of His Movies

By: George Perry

Price: $14.00

Publisher: Great Britain, Orion: 1997

Seller ID: 247870

ISBN: 0752810391

Condition: Fine Condition


A new series of biographies of contemporary directors concentrating on their movies, and written by an author who knows their subject personally. Each book includes a complete unabridged collection of reviews from VARIETY. Gift Quality 144 pages. Illustrated. Quantity Available: 1. Shipped Weight: 1-2 kilos. Category: Biography; Biography & Autobiography; Film::Cinema. ISBN: 0752810391. ISBN/EAN: 9780752810393. Inventory No: 247870. Hardcover View more info

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A Day with Mendelssohn [Days with the Great Composers Series]

By: George Sampson

Price: $12.00

Publisher: London, Hodder & Stoughton:

Seller ID: 238289

Condition: Good Condition


Colour plate reproductions of N. M. Price painting. 47 pages. Moderately foxed throughout. Quantity Available: 1. Shipped Weight: Under 1 kilogram. Category: Biography; Biography & Autobiography; Music. Inventory No: 238289. Hardcover View more info

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Who Killed Channel 9?

By: Gerald Stone

Price: $20.00

Publisher: Australia, MacMillan: 2007

Seller ID: 240743

ISBN: 1405038152

Condition: Near Fine Condition


The death of Kerry Packer's mighty TV dream machine 292 pages. Illustrated with colour photographs. Quantity Available: 1. Shipped Weight: 1-2 kilos. Category: Biography; Biography & Autobiography; ISBN/EAN: 9781405038157. Inventory No: 240743. Hardcover View more info

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A Scandal in Bohemia

By: Gideon Haigh

Price: $14.00

Publisher: Australia, Hamish Hamilton: 2018

Seller ID: 249840

ISBN: 0143789570

Condition: Very Good Condition


An unsolved murder takes one of Australia’s foremost writers of non-fiction into the 1930s Bohemian demi-monde, exploring the fate of a talented young woman trying to make her way in that artistic, sexualised, ‘liberated’ world. As enigmatic in life as in death, Mollie Dean was a woman determined to transcend. Creatively ambitious and sexually precocious, at twenty-five she was a poet, aspiring novelist and muse on the peripheries of Melbourne’s bohemian salons – until one night in 1930 she was brutally slain by an unknown killer in a laneway while walking home. Her family was implic... View more info

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The Road To Samarkand: Frederick Delius and His Music

By: Gloria Jahoda

Price: $25.00

Publisher: New York, Charles Scribner's Sons: 1969

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 232703

Condition: Good Condition


Fritz Delius of Yorkshire, England came to Florida in 1884 to plant oranges and was an excuse to escape his parents who had forbidden him to try earning a living from Music. In Florida he began his career as a composer. 248 pages. Item Type: Ex-Library. Tape marks to endpapers. Dust Jacket price-clipped. Previous owners name on front endpaper. Usual library stamps and markings. Quantity Available: 1. Shipped Weight: 1-2 kilos. Category: Biography; United States; Biography & Autobiography; Inventory No: 232703. Hardcover View more info

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Loving All of It: Eminent New Zealanders Write About Growing Old

By: Gordon McLauchlan [Editor]

Price: $15.00

Publisher: New Zealand, Random House: 2010

Seller ID: 242436

ISBN: 1869793315

Condition: Very Good Condition


The late baby boomers are starting to reflect on ways to grow old well, and these 32 affecting pieces by prominent New Zealanders over the age of 65 serve as extremely strong pieces of autobiography, as inspiration and as meditation. No zimmerframes and retirement homes for this lot. The contributors, who include Elizabeth McRae, Wilson Whineray, Ranginui Walker, Brian Edwards, Hamish Keith, Elizabeth Smither, Barry Brickell, Michael Corballis and Sir Bruce Slane, continue to make a vital contribution to our nation. Editor Gordon McLauchlan encouraged them to be frank and self revealing. Their... View more info

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King: The Life and Comedy of Graham Kennedy

By: Graeme Blundell

Price: $17.00

Publisher: Australia, Pan Macmillan: 2003

Seller ID: 249018

ISBN: 1405035668

Condition: Very Good Condition


Graham Kennedy, Australia's King of Comedy, reigned over local television for 40 years as talk-show host, game-show presenter, satirist, commentator, and iconoclastic jester. This book is an engaging portrait - written with an incisive insider's eye - of the little man Sydney critics called the platinum blond rabbit. 485 pages. Illustrated with black and white photographs. Quantity Available: 1. Shipped Weight: 1-2 kilos. Category: Australian; Biography & Autobiography; Biography. ISBN: 1405035668. ISBN/EAN: 9781405035668. Inventory No: 249018. Hardcover View more info

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Walk A Crooked Mile: A Father's Journey In The Footsteps Of His Son

By: Greg Jones

Price: $14.00

Publisher: New Holland Publishers: 2000

Seller ID: 248711

ISBN: 1864366400

Condition: Very Good Condition


Written from his father's viewpoint, this is the heartrending, humorous and inspiring story of Lachlan Jones: an Australian paralympian with limited vision and cerebral palsy, who through his own tenacity, and his father's coaching has succeeded in becoming a gold medallist and world record holder in wheelchair sprinting. 286 pages. Illustrated with colour photographs. Quantity Available: 1. Shipped Weight: Under 1 kilogram. Category: Biography; Biography & Autobiography; ISBN: 1864366400. ISBN/EAN: 9781864366402. Inventory No: 248711. Paperback View more info