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Booky Wook 2: This Time It's Personal

By: Russell Brand

Price: $15.00

Publisher: Great Britain, HarperCollins: 2010

Seller ID: 237883

ISBN: 000729882X

Condition: Very Good Condition


In the sequel to Russell's best-selling biography 'My Booky Wook' we follow the now sober but still scandalous, sex-fuelled star on his electrifying rise to international fame. A roller coaster ride through tours, films, stand up and tabloids -- this time, it's personal. Rarely has a sequel delivered on the promise of the original with such literary and comic gusto. In Booky Wook 2: This Time It's Personal, Russell Brand takes off where his international best-seller My Booky Wook left off. Brand is sober and, after dedicating his life and compromising his sanity in the pursuit of fame, he has ... View more info

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Me and My Shadow: Aspects of Multiple Sclerosis

By: Ruth Bayne

Price: $15.00

Publisher: Pambula, Hilton House Productions: 1997

Seller ID: 238350

ISBN: 0646290754

Condition: Good Condition


Front blank endpaper has been removed . 158 pages. Quantity Available: 1. Shipped Weight: 1-2 kilos. Category: Autobiography::Memoir; Australia; Biography & Autobiography; Health. ISBN: 0646290754. ISBN/EAN: 9780646290751. Inventory No: 238350. Paperback View more info

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Enemy

By: Ruth Clare

Price: $12.50

Publisher: Australia, Viking: 2016

Seller ID: 250242

ISBN: 067007909X

Condition: Very Good Condition


I was born into the war still raging inside my father.' Ruth Clare's father came back from the Vietnam War a changed man- a violent, controlling parent and a dominating, aggressive husband. Through a childhood of being constantly on guard, with no one to protect her but herself, Ruth learned to be strong and fierce in the face of fear. After escaping her difficult upbringing, Ruth went on to have a family of her own. Facing the challenges of parenting brought her past back to life, and she lived in fear that she was doomed to repeat her father's behaviour. Wanting to understand the experiences... View more info

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Ruth Cracknell: A Biased Memoir

By: Ruth Cracknell

Price: $9.00

Publisher: Australia, Penguin Books: 1999

Seller ID: 237081

ISBN: 0140275886

Condition: Good Condition


Ruth Cracknell: A Biased Memoir goes behind the scenes into the fascinating world of Australia's first lady of theatre, film and television. From performing in radio soap operas in evening wear to dancing a wild tango in the famous Phillip Street revues to subverting the 'old dear' stereotype in Mother and Son, Ruth Cracknell has led an acting life that embraces Australian theatre history since World War Two. Her personal account beautifully evokes the endless summers and long verandahs of childhood, the wild adventure of London in the 50s, the fun and desperation of rehearsals in many theatre... View more info

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Journey From Venice

By: Ruth Cracknell

Price: $14.00

Publisher: Australia, Viking: 2000

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 237267

ISBN: 0670886149

Condition: Very Good Condition


The Serene City beckons, promising Paradise regained for Ruth Cracknell and her husband, Eric, as they set forth on a carefully planned holiday. What they are seeking is time. Time to think, time to gaze, time for each other. But from the moment the holiday becomes an uncharted journey, their time is measured. Journey From Venice is confronting yet deeply comforting - an acknowledgement of the miracle that is unconditional love. 273 pages. Previous owners name to top of title page. Quantity Available: 1. Shipped Weight: Under 1 kilogram. Category: Autobiography::Memoir; Biography & Autobiograp... View more info

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A Biased Memoir

By: Ruth Cracknell

Price: $9.00

Publisher: Australia, Penguin Books: 1997

Seller ID: 244560

ISBN: 0140275886

Condition: Good Condition


Ruth Cracknell: A Biased Memoir goes behind the scenes into the fascinating world of Australia's first lady of theatre, film and television. From performing in radio soap operas in evening wear to dancing a wild tango in the famous Phillip Street revues to subverting the 'old dear' stereotype in Mother and Son, Ruth Cracknell has led an acting life that embraces Australian theatre history since World War Two. Her personal account beautifully evokes the endless summers and long verandahs of childhood, the wild adventure of London in the 50s, the fun and desperation of rehearsals in many theatre... View more info

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Journey from Venice - A Memoir

By: Ruth Cracknell

Price: $15.00

Publisher: Australia, Viking: 2000

Seller ID: 245018

ISBN: 0670886149

Condition: Very Good Condition


This intensely personal memoir traces the sudden illness of Ruth Cracknell's husband, which begins on a visit to Venice, his eventual death, and Ruth and her family's journey from grief to acceptance. 271 pages. Previous owners name on front endpaper. Quantity Available: 1. Shipped Weight: 1-2 kilos. Category: Autobiography::Memoir; Biography & Autobiography; ISBN: 0670886149. ISBN/EAN: 9780670886142. Inventory No: 245018. Hardcover View more info

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Destined to Live

By: Sabina Wolanski with Diana Bagnall

Price: $8.50

Publisher: Australia, HarperPerennial: 2009

Seller ID: 249684

ISBN: 0732288339

Condition: Good Condition


An extraordinary story of courage, forgiveness and reconciliation. Sabina Wolanski was just 12 years old when her home town in Poland was invaded by Nazis. In her diary, along with innocent adolescent longings, she recorded what happened next: the humiliations and terrors, the murder of her beloved family and the startling story of her own survival. Leaving Europe after the war, Sabina forged a new life in Australia, juggling a thriving design business, her family, and an unorthodox love life. But as time wore on, she began asking herself why had she survived when so many died? And what kind o... View more info

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Lucky Me: my Life With and Without my Mom, Shirley MacLaine

By: Sachi Parker with Frederick Stroppel

Price: $15.00

Publisher: New York, Gotham Books: 2013

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 249431

ISBN: 1592407889

Condition: Very Good Condition


Shirley MacLaine's only child shares shocking stories from her out of this world childhood with the famously eccentric actress. Sachi is the only child of Oscar winning actress, Shirley MacLaine and her husband of 32 years Steve Parker. Sachi's surreal childhood began when she was sent to Japan at a young age to live with her father and his mistress. She divided her time between being raised by a Japanese governess and holidays in LA with her mother where she would go to movie sets, Hollywood parties and almost recieve the role of Scout in To Kill A Mockingbird. 350 pages. Quantity Available: ... View more info

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Palladian Days: Finding a New Life in a Venetian Country House

By: Sally Gable and Carl I. Gable

Price: $12.50

Publisher: New York, Anchor Books: 2005

Seller ID: 248846

ISBN: 1400078733

Condition: Very Good Condition


"Palladian Days is nothing short of wonderful-part adventure, mystery, history, diary, and even cookbook. The Gables' lively account captures the excitement of their acquisition and restoration of one of the greatest houses in Italy. Beguiled by Palladio and the town of Piombino Dese, they trace the history of the Villa Cornaro and their absorption of Italian life. Bravo!" -Susan R. Stein, Gilder Curator and Vice President of Museum Programs, MonticelloIn 1552, in the countryside outside Venice, the great Renaissance architect Andrea Palladio built Villa Cornaro. In 1989, Sally and Car... View more info

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Holding Up The Sky: An African Life

By: Sandy Blackburn-Wright

Price: $20.00

Publisher: Australia, Pier 9: 2008

Seller ID: 242206

ISBN: 1921208236

Condition: Very Good Condition


Sandy lived and worked in South Africa between 1988 and 2003, years coinciding with some of the most tumultuous and significant events in the history of the nation, including the release of Mandela. Set against a background of profound political and social change, Sandy tells her personal story with honesty, passion, intelligence and humour. As a community development worker in the townships she witnessed the brutality of life under the apartheid regime yet at the same time she was bewitched by the uncrushable richness and vibrancy of the culture and traditions of the people, and the grandeur ... View more info

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Bonzer: My Unforgettable Childhood

By: Sandy Thorne

Price: $12.50

Publisher: Australia, Penguin Books: 2013

Inscription: Inscribed by Author

Seller ID: 248986

ISBN: 1921901241

Condition: Very Good Condition


'I was born to make people laugh. Marry that with an impulsive nature, add to the mix an undisciplined childhood, chuck in a psyche that rebels against silly rules and, hey presto, you've produced a bloody ratbag!' - Sandy Thorne Growing up in Bald Hills near Brisbane in the 1950s and '60s, when dunnies were outside and Sunday roasts were likely to come from you own chook pen, Sandy had a great time making the most of her freedom in the glory days of the Sunshine State. But she also got into more strife than Flash Gordon. With a philandering father drifting in and out of her home life and a co... View more info

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The Strength in Us All

By: Sara Henderson

Price: $17.00

Publisher: Australia, MacMillan: 1994

Edition: Reprint

Seller ID: 238188

ISBN: 0732907837

Condition: Good Condition


This sequel to "From Strength to Strength" continues the saga of Sara's life. At the end of 1992, after a very hectic year, Sara was close to breaking point. She had lost a vital court case and her outback station was under threat. This tells of her determination to pick up the pieces and carry on. 357 pages. Light tanning to page edges. Illustrated with colour photographs. Quantity Available: 1. Shipped Weight: 1-2 kilos. Category: Autobiography::Memoir; ISBN: 0732907837. ISBN/EAN: 9780732907839. Inventory No: 238188. Hardcover View more info

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From Strength To Strength

By: Sara Henderson

Price: $14.00

Publisher: Australia, Pan Macmillan: 1993

Seller ID: 245062

ISBN: 0725107251

Condition: Very Good Condition


The wife of Charles Henderson III, shipping tycoon and war hero, describes how, through dedication and perseverance, she and her daughters rebuilt a business empire, starting from a remote homestead in Australia. 337 pages. Illustrated with colour and black and white photographs. Quantity Available: 1. Shipped Weight: 1-2 kilos. Category: Autobiography::Memoir; Biography & Autobiography; Australian. ISBN: 0725107251. ISBN/EAN: 9780725107253. Inventory No: 245062. Paperback View more info

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The Strength of Our Dreams

By: Sara Henderson

Price: $15.00

Publisher: Australia, Sun / Pan Macmillan: 1998

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 247306

ISBN: 0725107634

Condition: Good Condition


The third and final book in Sara Henderson's autobiographical trilogy following on from "Strength to Strength" and "The Strength In Us All". This new book takes us through the last six years of Sara Henderson's varied and eventual life - the special joys of being a grandmother, the frustration of outback farming, and the funny side 271 pages. Light tanning to page edges. Previous owners name on front endpaper. Illustrated with colour photographs. Quantity Available: 1. Shipped Weight: 1-2 kilos. Category: Autobiography::Memoir; Biography & Autobiography; ISBN: 0725107634. ISBN/... View more info

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To Jerusalem and Back - A Personal Account

By: Saul Bellow

Price: $6.00

Publisher: London, Penguin Books: 1978

Seller ID: 228731

ISBN: 0140044817

Condition: Good Condition


Nobel laureate Saul Bellow s revealing interviews and meditations, steeped in history and literature, on the unique spirit and challenges of Israel A powerful, stimulating testament, To Jerusalem and Back is a rigorous attempt to come to grips with Israel s history and future. Immersing himself in the landscape and culture of this small state in perpetual crisis, Bellow records the opinions, passions, and dreams of Israelis of varying viewpoints Yitzak Rabin, Amos Oz, the editor of the largest Arab-language newspaper in Israel, a kibbutznik escaped from the Warsaw Ghetto and adds his own refle... View more info

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Selwyn Hughes: My Story

By: Selwyn Hughes

Price: $15.00

Publisher: London, CWR: 2004

Seller ID: 237999

ISBN: 1853452963

Condition: Near Fine Condition


This is an autobiography that will be welcomed by all, not least those who have followed the founder of CWR through the pages of Every Day with Jesus. How Selwyn came to write the daily devotional is a major theme in his story. Told with refreshing candour, he traces his story from his roots in Wales a few years after the great revival there through his conversion and call to the ministry, his experiences as a pastor, itinerant evangelist and pioneer in the Christian counsellor training field. His story tells how CWR grew into a respected worldwide Christian organisation, of the struggles to t... View more info

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Warne - My Own Story

By: Shane Warne as told to Mark ray

Price: $15.00

Publisher: Australia, Swan Publishing: 1997

Seller ID: 231771

ISBN: 1840430001

Condition: Near Fine Condition


With 356 wickets taken in 82 tests since his debut in 1991, Shane Warne is arguably the greatest spinner of all time. By the end of 1996, he had dismissed Gooch, Atherton, Stewart, and Thorpe — England's leading batsmen — six times each. In this insightful autobiography, Warne discusses his early ambitions and offers a colourful account of the various series in which he has been involved. He offers his personal views on sportsmanship and provides his thoughts on captaincy and the leg-spinners he respects most. His fascination with gambling and the conflict between his public persona and pr... View more info