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I Am Malala: The Girl Who Stood Up For Education and Was Shot By The Taliban

By: Malala Yousafzai with Christina Lamb

Price: $12.00

Publisher: Australia, Weidenfeld & Nicolson: 2013

Seller ID: 249968

ISBN: 0297870920

Condition: Good Condition


I come from a country which was created at midnight. When I almost died it was just after midday. When the Taliban took control of the Swat Valley, one girl spoke out. Malala Yousafzai refused to be silenced and fought for her right to an education. On Tuesday 9 October 2012, she almost paid the ultimate price. Shot in the head at point blank range while riding the bus home from school, few expected her to survive. Instead, Malala's miraculous recovery has taken her on an extraordinary journey from a remote valley in Northern Pakistan to the halls of the United Nations in New York. At sixteen,... View more info

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Dream Catcher: A Memoir

By: Margaret A. Salinger

Price: $20.00

Publisher: New York, Washington Square Press: 2000

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 241587

ISBN: 0671042815

Condition: Very Good Condition


"My childhood was lush with make-believe: wood sprites, fairies, a bower of imaginary friends, books about lands somewhere East of the Sun and West of the Moon... In real life, however, it was a world that dangled between dream and nightmare on a gossamer thread my parents wove, without the reality of solid ground to catch a body should he or she fall." In her much-anticipated memoir, Margaret A. Salinger writes about life with her famously reclusive father, J.D. Salinger -- offering a rare look into the man and the myth, what it is like to be his daughter, and the effect of such a cha... View more info

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Hidden Lives

By: Margaret Forster

Price: $9.00

Publisher: Great Britain, Penguin Books: 1996

Seller ID: 237114

ISBN: 0140239820

Condition: Good Condition


Margaret Forster's grandmother died in 1936, taking many secrets to her grave. Where had she spent the first 23 years of her life? Who was the woman in black who paid her a mysterious visit shortly before her death? How had she borne living so close to an illegitimate daughter without acknowledging her? The search for answers took Margaret on a journey into her family's past, examining not only her grandmother's life, but also her mother's and her own. The result is both a moving, evocative memoir and a fascinating commentary on how women's lives have changed over the past century. Light foxin... View more info

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Pacing to Peace

By: Margaret Frost [Signed Copy]

Price: $15.00

Publisher: Australia, Dual gaited Publications: 1999

Inscription: Inscribed by Author

Seller ID: 233834

ISBN: 0957780400

Condition: Very Good Condition


This is the story of Hutchy and the past 45 years of the colourful and exciting sport of Australian harness racing as you have never read about before. The true story of a loveable larrikin and how he made a success of bookmaking, punting and the harness racing media. 265 pages. Illustrated with black and white photographs. Quantity Available: 1. Shipped Weight: 1-2 kilos. Category: Australian; Biography & Autobiography; Autobiography::Memoir. Inscribed by Author. ISBN: 0957780400. ISBN/EAN: 9780957780408. Inventory No: 233834. Paperback View more info

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Talking With Margaret Throsby

By: Margaret Throsby

Price: $12.00

Publisher: Australia, A&U: 2008

Seller ID: 237800

ISBN: 1741756154

Condition: Very Good Condition


Margaret Throsby has spent much of the last twenty-four years talking and listening to the rich, the famous, the quirky, the wise, and the thoroughly entertaining discuss their lives and favourite music on national radio. As listeners we are drawn in - eaves-droppers to a seemingly private conversation that knows no boundaries. We are drawn along by the music and the thread of the ideas, and the laughter and sadness that tumbles out in often revelatory detail. Join Oliver Sacks, Pat Dodson, Fiona Wood, Michael Leunig, Billy Bragg, Paul Keating, Pauline Nguyen, Patricia Routledge, John le Carr ... View more info

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The New Portuguese Letters

By: Maria Isabel Barreno et al

Price: $8.00

Publisher: Great Britain, Granada: 1975

Seller ID: 227748

ISBN: 0586082468

Condition: Very Good Condition


348 pages. Quantity Available: 1. Shipped Weight: Under 1 kilogram. Category: Autobiography; Biography & Autobiography; ISBN: 0586082468. ISBN/EAN: 9780586082461. Inventory No: 227748. Paperback View more info

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Lanterns - A Memoir of Mentors

By: Marian Wright Edelman

Price: $14.00

Publisher: Boston, Beacon Press: 1999

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 227608

ISBN: 0807072141

Condition: Near Fine Condition


Throughout her life and work, Marian Wright Edelman has been at the heart of this century's most dramatic civil rights and child advocacy struggles. In this stirring, heartfelt memoir she pays tribute to the extraordinary mentors who helped light her way including Martin Luther King, Jr., Robert F. Kennedy, Fannie Lou Hamer, and William Slaone Coffin. She celebrates the lives of her parents and the great Black Women of Bennetsville, South Carolina- Miz Tee, Miz Lucy, Miz Kate-who gave her love and guidance in her youth, as well as the many teachers and figures who inspired her education at Spe... View more info

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The Girl with No Name

By: Marina Chapman

Price: $7.00

Publisher: Australia, Pier 9: 2014

Seller ID: 249808

ISBN: 1743361823

Condition: Very Good Condition


'It all happened so quickly. One minute I was squatting on the bare earth, preoccupied with popping pea pods. The next, I saw the flash of a black hand and white cloth, and before I even had a chance to cry out it had sailed towards my face, and completely covered it.' In 1954, in a remote South American village, a four-year-old girl was abducted and later abandoned deep in the Colombian rainforest. So begins the incredible true story of Marina Chapman, who went on to spend several years alone in the jungle, her only family a troop of capuchin monkeys. Using instinct to guide her, she copied e... View more info

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Never Say I Can't: Marjorie Deasey's Story

By: Marjorie Deasey

Price: $25.00

Publisher: Self published:

Seller ID: 236375

Condition: Very Good Condition


Marjorie and Dudley Deasey and their work in Papua New Guinea to work amongst the Gogodala people from 1940 to 1974. 290 pages. Inscription to previous owner on front endpaper. Illustrated with black and white photographs. Quantity Available: 1. Shipped Weight: Under 1 kilogram. Category: Autobiography::Memoir; Biography & Autobiography; Inventory No: 236375. Paperback View more info

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Disclosing the Past: An Autobiography

By: Mark Leakey

Price: $18.00

Publisher: London, Weidenfeld & Nicolson: 1984

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 235147

ISBN: 0297785451

Condition: Very Good Condition


In the summer of 1935, during her first visit to East Africa, Mary Leakey, then just 22 years old, drove down the rocky flank of Ngorongoro Crater in Tanzania and found herself gazing spellbound at a view that was to come to mean more to her than any other in the world. 224 pages. Illustrated with colour and black and white photographs. Quantity Available: 1. Shipped Weight: 1-2 kilos. Category: Autobiography; Biography & Autobiography; ISBN: 0297785451. ISBN/EAN: 9780297785453. Inventory No: 235147. Hardcover View more info

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A Thousand Days In Venice

By: Marlena de Blasi

Price: $10.00

Publisher: Australia, Allen & Unwin: 2002

Seller ID: 248100

ISBN: 1741141354

Condition: Very Good Condition


When Fernando spots her in a Venice cafe and knows immediately that she is The One, Marlena de Blasi is caught off guard. A divorced American chef and food writer travelling in Italy, she is happy with her life. Yet within a few months of meeting Fernando, she quits her job, sells her house, kisses her two grown children goodbye, and moves to Venice to marry 'the stranger' as she calls Fernando. Once there, she finds herself sitting in sugar-scented pasticcerie, strolling through 16th-century palazzi, redecorating an apartment overlooking the Adriatic Sea and preparing for her wedding in an an... View more info

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Tuscan Secrets: A Bittersweet Adventure

By: Marlena De Blasi

Price: $10.00

Publisher: Australia, Allen & Unwin: 2007

Seller ID: 248990

ISBN: 1741752612

Condition: Good Condition


Reluctantly leaving Venice behind her, Marlena de Blasi travels with her Italian husband south to begin their new adventure. It's in San Casciano dei Bagni, a small Tuscan village that Marlena and Fernando hope to find a rural way of life in which they can both share. Almost immediately, Barlozzo, a gruff, charming Tuscan who has lived in San Casciano all of his life, appears as their guide. Through him, Marlena and Fernando explore the old rhythms of country life linked to the growing seasons. Barlozzo's fascinating stories lead Marlena and Fernando to the regional festivals, to taste just-pr... View more info

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That Summer in Sicily: A Love Story

By: Marlena de Blasi

Price: $12.50

Publisher: Australia, Allen & Unwin: 2008

Seller ID: 249151

ISBN: 1741752604

Condition: Good Condition


'At villa Donnafugata, long ago is never very far away,' writes bestselling author Marlena de Blasi of a magnificent ruined castle in the mountains of Sicily, which she found, accidentally, one summer when travelling with her husband, Fernando. De Blasi is befriended by the elderly, imperious yet still beautiful patron of the Villa Donnafugata, Tosca Brozzi, who tells Marlena the story of her life-long love story with the last prince of Sicily descended from the French nobles of Anjou. When she was nine, Tosca was traded by her father, in exchange for a horse, to the prince, who took her to li... View more info

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The In-Between: A Journey from Darkness into Light

By: Marnie Williams

Price: $20.00

Publisher: USA, WestBow Press: 2013

Seller ID: 235847

ISBN: 149081857X

Condition: Near Fine Condition


The In-Between is a story that will have you laughing, crying, and on the edge of your seat all at the same time. Once you have started to read this book you won't want to put it down. There are some stories that inspire the reader with hope, courage, faith, and compassion, and this is one of them. Life started off full of promises for Marnie Williams. However, the wrong choices led her down a dark, dangerous, and terrifying road to destruction. Marnie was working toward her dream of competing at the Olympics, but life had other plans in store. By age twelve she was taking drugs, and by thirte... View more info

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One Family's Journey Through Alzheimer's

By: Mary B. Walsh

Price: $12.00

Publisher: USA, Tyndale House Publishers Inc: 2000

Seller ID: 227966

ISBN: 0842340955

Condition: Fine Condition


Mary B. Walsh and her husband made a promise to his grandmother that she would never be placed in a nursing home. After the family moved to Pennsylvania, she was diagnosed with Alzheimer's, and the family held to its promise of care. Told with humour, love, and compassion, this is the story of how that decision affected the entire family. It is a book that will encourage anyone in a similar situation and show that despite the illness, the rest of life does not stop. Gift Quality 204 pages. Quantity Available: 1. Shipped Weight: Under 500 grams. Category: Autobiography::Memoir; Biography & Auto... View more info

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Passages of Time: An Australian Women 1890-1974

By: Mary Edgeworth David

Price: $12.00

Publisher: Australia, University of Queensland Press: 1975

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 250089

ISBN: 0702209511

Condition: Good Condition


Dust jacket has been taped on rear top and bottom edges. 211 pages. Foxing to outer page edges. Dust jacket has fading to spine edge. Previous owners name to top of title page. Black and white illustrations. Quantity Available: 1. Shipped Weight: 1-2 kilos. Category: Autobiography::Memoir; Biography & Autobiography; ISBN: 0702209511. ISBN/EAN: 9780702209512. Inventory No: 250089. Hardcover View more info

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Cornish Gold

By: Mary French

Price: $15.00

Publisher: Great Britain, Chantry Press: 1979

Seller ID: 030351

ISBN: 0016371105

Condition: Good


127 pages. Illustrated with colour photographs. Quantity Available: 1. Shipped Weight: Under 1 kilogram. Category: Autobiography::Memoir; Biography & Autobiography; Inventory No: 030351. Hardcover View more info

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Au Revoir: Running Away from Home at Fifty

By: Mary Moody

Price: $12.00

Publisher: Australia, Pan Macmillan: 2001

Seller ID: 250229

ISBN: 0732911095

Condition: Very Good Condition


Born in 1950, Mary Moody is part of a generation of women who Had It All. At 50, her life was full with a fulfilling career, a husband, children and grandchildren. But the one thing missing was time for herself, so for six months she left her work, family and friends and went to live on her own in the south of France. 278 pages. Quantity Available: 1. Shipped Weight: 1-2 kilos. Category: Autobiography::Memoir; Biography & Autobiography; ISBN: 0732911095. ISBN/EAN: 9780732911096. Inventory No: 250229. Paperback View more info