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Making A Difference: Reflections on Life, leadership and Politics

By: Peter Beattie

Price: $15.00

Publisher: Australia, HarperCollins: 2005

Seller ID: 237614

ISBN: 0732273994

Condition: Very Good Condition


A candid book from one of Australia's most successful and charismatic politicians. Peter Beattie has been the premier of Queensland since 1998 and has long been admired for being 'one of the people'. Part memoir and part manifesto, this book explores: o the premier's upbringing and the effect it had on forging his values and political style. o the contribution the Beattie Government has made to the State of Queensland. o Beattie's views on Labor leaders, both past and present; and on Labor's future. o His views on key issues, including health, education and social reform. o His relationship wi... View more info

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Finding My Voice

By: Peter Brocklehurst

Price: $12.00

Publisher: Australia, A&U: 2004

Seller ID: 238003

ISBN: 1741143446

Condition: Good Condition


231 pages. Illustrated with black and white photographs. Quantity Available: 1. Shipped Weight: Under 1 kilogram. Category: Autobiography::Memoir; Biography & Autobiography; ISBN: 1741143446. ISBN/EAN: 9781741143447. Inventory No: 238003. Paperback View more info

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King Tide: My Life

By: Peter Doyle

Price: $15.00

Publisher: Australia, William Heinemann: 1996

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 235207

ISBN: 0855616911

Condition: Very Good Condition


Peter Doyle grew up as a barefoot boy among the fishermen of the bay, on the shores of Sydney Harbour. It was here, in the place he loved, that his family founded the original Doyle's - the most famous and popular restaurant in Australia. 189 pages. Previous owners name on front blank endpaper. Quantity Available: 1. Shipped Weight: 1-2 kilos. Category: Autobiography; Biography & Autobiography; ISBN: 0855616911. ISBN/EAN: 9780855616915. Inventory No: 235207. Hardcover View more info

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A Simpler Time

By: Peter FitzSimons

Price: $18.00

Publisher: Australia, HarperCollins: 2010

Seller ID: 246806

Condition: Very Good Condition


Peter FitzSimons's account of growing up on the rural outskirts of Sydney in the 1960s is first and foremost a tribute to family. But it is also a salute to times and generations past, when praise was understated but love unstinting; work was hard and values clear; when people stood by each other in adversity. Above all, in the FitzSimons home, days were for doing. In this rollicking and often hilarious memoir, Peter describes a childhood of mischief, camaraderie, eccentric characters, drama - and constant love and generosity. The childhood of a simpler time. 369 pages. Illustrated with colour... View more info

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A Long Way From Wyandra - My Story : From The Bush to Black Caviar

By: Peter Moody with Trevor Marhsallsea

Price: $15.00

Publisher: Australia, Allen & Unwin: 2017

Seller ID: 248679

ISBN: 1760295205

Condition: Good Condition


393 pages. Illustrated with colour photographs. Quantity Available: 1. Shipped Weight: 1-2 kilos. Category: Animals & Nature::Horses::Horse Racing; Biography & Autobiography; Autobiography. ISBN/EAN: 9781760295202. Inventory No: 248679. Paperback View more info

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Pushing Time Away: A Memoir; my Grandfather and the Tragedy of Jewish Vienna

By: Peter Singer

Price: $10.00

Publisher: Australia, Fourth Estate: 2003

Seller ID: 237498

ISBN: 0732277434

Condition: Good Condition


Oppenheim's grandson, the philosopher Peter Singer, never knew his grandfather, for Oppenheim died as a victim of the Nazis before Singer was born. Fifty years after Oppenheim's death, Singer set out to get to know his grandfather. He found a wealth of written materials, including intimate personal letters, and was startled to read things he had never expected about his grandparents, and their families and friends. Nevertheless, what bound him to his grandfather was a passion for understanding ideas about universal values and human nature that did "push time away". Through the unique d... View more info

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Curious World - A New Yorker At Large

By: Philip Hamburger

Price: $15.00

Publisher: USA, North Point Press: 1987

Seller ID: 225156

ISBN: 0865472998

Condition: Very Good Condition


237 pages. Quantity Available: 1. Shipped Weight: Under 1 kilogram. Category: Autobiography::Memoir; Biography & Autobiography; ISBN/EAN: 9780865472990. Inventory No: 225156. Hardcover View more info

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All of us There

By: Polly Devlin

Price: $7.00

Publisher: London, Pan Books: 1984

Seller ID: 248079

ISBN: 0330282298

Condition: Good Condition


Polly Devlin grew up in County Tyrone, on the shores of Lough Neagh, in the fifties -- but it might as well have been another time and place altogether. In this memoir she describes in witty, spontaneous and idiosyncratic prose her life as one of seven siblings in a Catholic family in Northern Ireland. 173 pages. Tanning to pages. Quantity Available: 1. Shipped Weight: Under 1 kilogram. Category: Autobiography; Biography & Autobiography; ISBN: 0330282298. ISBN/EAN: 9780330282291. Inventory No: 248079. Paperback View more info

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Leap Of Faith - Memoirs Of An Unexpected Life

By: Queen Noor

Price: $17.00

Publisher: USA, Miramax: 2003

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 238416

ISBN: 0786867175

Condition: Very Good Condition


The dramatic and inspiring story of one woman's incredible journey into the heart of a man and his nation.Born into a distinguished Arab-American family, Lisa Halaby was a strongly independent young woman. After studying architecture at Princeton, her work on projects in the Middle East gave her a profound understanding both of the links between the environment and social problems, and also of the tumultuous history of the Arab nations.Then, in 1974, her life took a very different turn, when her father introduced her to the world's most eligible bachelor, King Hussein of Jordan. After a whirlw... View more info

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Bride of Anzac: My Life Story

By: Queenie Sunderland

Price: $12.00

Publisher: Australia, Gary Allen Pty Ltd: 2000

Edition: Revised Edition

Seller ID: 248702

ISBN: 1875169814

Condition: Very Good Condition


Queenie Sunderland is 103. Eighty years ago, as an Anzac war-bride, she came to Australia, and started married life on a drought-stricken farm on the Dubbo plains. Now, with her memory so sharp, she shares her story of her life. 272 pages. Light foxing to outer page edges. Previous owners name on front endpaper. Illustrated with black and white photographs. Quantity Available: 1. Shipped Weight: 1-2 kilos. Category: Autobiography::Memoir; Biography & Autobiography; ISBN: 1875169814. ISBN/EAN: 9781875169818. Inventory No: 248702. Paperback View more info

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Bride of Anzac: My Life Story

By: Queenie Sunderland

Price: $12.50

Publisher: Australia, Gary Allen Pty Ltd: 2000

Edition: Revised Edition

Seller ID: 248965

ISBN: 1875169814

Condition: Very Good Condition


Queenie Sunderland is 103. Eighty years ago, as an Anzac war-bride, she came to Australia, and started married life on a drought-stricken farm on the Dubbo plains. Now, with her memory so sharp, she shares her story of her life. 272 pages. Illustrated with black and white photographs. Quantity Available: 1. Shipped Weight: 1-2 kilos. Category: Autobiography::Memoir; Biography & Autobiography; ISBN: 1875169814. ISBN/EAN: 9781875169818. Inventory No: 248965. Paperback View more info

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I Once Met A Man...True Stories from one of Australia's Greatest Folk Heroes

By: R.M. Williams

Price: $12.50

Publisher: Australia, Angus & Robertson: 1996

Seller ID: 246357

ISBN: 0207190240

Condition: Very Good Condition


"Understand, then, that these chapters are concerned with the spirit of men and women from whom something of worth has shone out to make them worthy of record. You will note that the book is not of deeds, achievement, great honour; just that indefinable something that has no other name in our language but spirit..." In I Once Met a Man, legendary Australian figure R. M. Williams tells wonderful stories of his most memorable encounters in the bush. From the rough riders to sideshow fighters, from the best woman drover in the west to a young English lady who raised her sons with their Ab... View more info

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I Once Met A Man...True Stories from one of Australia's Greatest Folk Heroes

By: R.M. Williams

Price: $25.00

Publisher: Australia, Angus & Robertson: 1989

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 246064

ISBN: 0207163294

Condition: Very Good Condition


178 pages. Quantity Available: 1. Shipped Weight: 1-2 kilos. Category: Autobiography::Memoir; Biography & Autobiography; ISBN: 0207163294. ISBN/EAN: 9780207163296. Inventory No: 246064. Hardcover View more info

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Good Girls Do Swallow

By: Rachael Oakes-ASh

Price: $8.00

Publisher: Australia, Random House: 2000

Seller ID: 233982

ISBN: 0091840589

Condition: Good Condition


Between the ages of 17 and 31, Rachael Oakes-Ash lost 63kg and gained 76kg on a roller-coaster of body image problems and food obsession. She went through anorexia, bulimia, bulimarexia, gym mania, strict dieting and binge eating before she finally she figured out how to stop torturing herself and hating her body. Good Girls Do Swallow is the very black and very funny story of her downfall and her recovery. Rachael might have taken things further than many of us, but this is a story every woman can relate to. You might not have rescued food from the rubbish bin in a moment of binge-madness but... View more info

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Too soon, Too Late: : How a Family Turned its Own Tragedies into a Remarkable Crusade to Keep All Our Children Safe

By: Ralph and Kathy Kelly

Price: $12.00

Publisher: Australia, Allen & Unwin: 2019

Seller ID: 249916

ISBN: 1760632783

Condition: Very Good Condition


On a winter's night in July 2012, Kathy and Ralph Kelly received a phone call no parent should ever have to answer. It was the Emergency department of a Sydney hospital, telling them that their eldest son Thomas had been in an altercation and that they were to come at once. Thomas had been coward punched by a total stranger within two minutes of getting out of a taxi in Kings Cross, on his way to a private 18th birthday party of a friend. Two days after that first phone call Kathy and Ralph were told that their son had suffered catastrophic head injuries resulting in brain death. They were adv... View more info

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The Man Who Came to Breakfast: Recollections of a Life in and Out of Radio and Television

By: Ray Taylor

Price: $7.50

Publisher: ABC Books: 1992

Seller ID: 237583

ISBN: 0733301355

Condition: Very Good Condition


152 pages. Previous owners name on front endpaper. Quantity Available: 1. Shipped Weight: Under 1 kilogram. Category: Autobiography::Memoir; Biography & Autobiography; ISBN: 0733301355. ISBN/EAN: 9780733301353. Inventory No: 237583. Paperback View more info

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Reg Grundy

By: Reg Grundy

Price: $25.00

Publisher: Australia, Pier 9: 2010

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 237460

ISBN: 1742660347

Condition: Good Condition


Reg Grundy is one of the most successful Australian media and television entrepreneurs of his generation. He is also notoriously a private individual - here for the first time he tells his life story, in his own words. The book is replete with the colourful and charming anecdotes about over 30 years in Australian television, from the first days of broadcasting, to his game shows such as Wheel of Fortune and Sale of the Century, to the dramas that most Australians will fondly remember - including The Restless Years, The Young Doctors, Prisoner, Sons and Daughters, and the largest success of all... View more info

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Does This Church Make Me Look Fat? A Mennonite Finds Faith, Meets Mr Right and Solves Her Lady Problems

By: Rhoda Janzen

Price: $10.00

Publisher: New York, Grand Central Publishing: 2012

Seller ID: 249138

ISBN: 145552820X

Condition: Very Good Condition


What does it mean to give church a try when you haven't really tried since you were twelve? At the end of her bestselling memoir Mennonite in a Little Black Dress, Rhoda Janzen had reconnected with her family and her roots, though her future felt uncertain. But when she starts dating a churchgoer, this skeptic begins a surprising journey to faith and love. Rhoda doesn't slide back into the dignified simplicity of the Mennonite church. Instead she finds herself hanging with the Pentecostals, who really know how to get down with sparkler pom-poms. Amid the hand waving and hallelujahs Rhoda finds... View more info