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Spooling Through: An Irreverent Memoir

By: Tim Bowden

Price: $17.00

Publisher: Australia, Allen & Unwin: 2003

Seller ID: 240903

ISBN: 1741140269

Condition: Very Good Condition


Tim Bowden draws you into his eager, enthusiastic world peopled with a Cecil B. de Mille cast of thousands and you want to share all the good and bad that happens to him. - Maeve BinchyTim Bowden has never been guilty of taking himself too seriously. From playing tunes on his teeth live on national radio to his days on the ground-breaking This Day Tonight and his regular encounters with Mavis Frizzletit on the much loved Backchat, he has lived by the golden rule of broadcasting - thou shalt not bore.In this cheeky, larrikin and gloriously irreverent memoir, Tim Bowden spins the yarn of his lif... View more info

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My Father's Daughter

By: Tina Sinatra with Jeff Coplon

Price: $17.50

Publisher: USA, Simon & Schuster: 2000

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 238555

ISBN: 0684870762

Condition: Very Good Condition


Celebrating the 100th anniversary of Sinatra's birth, a startling, compelling, yet affectionate portrait of an American entertainment legend by his youngest daughter, who writes about the man, his life, the accusations, and about the many people who surrounded him--wives, friends, lovers, users, and sycophants--from his Hoboken childhood through the notorious "Rat Pack," and beyond. Frank Sinatra seemed to have it all: genius, wealth, the love of beautiful women, glamorous friends from Las Vegas to the White House. But in this startling and remarkably outspoken memoir, his youngest dau... View more info

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No Sundays in the Bush: An English Jackaroo in Western Australian 1887-1889 - from the Diaries of Tom Carter

By: Tom Carter

Price: $14.00

Publisher: Australia, Lothian Publishing Company: 1987

Seller ID: 248675

ISBN: 0850912962

Condition: Good Condition


Front cover rubbed. 130 pages. Front blank endpaper has been removed. Quantity Available: 1. Shipped Weight: 1-2 kilos. Category: Australian::Australian History; Gay & Lesbian; Autobiography::Memoir. ISBN: 0850912962. ISBN/EAN: 9780850912968. Inventory No: 248675. Paperback View more info

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Storming The Falklands - My War And After

By: Tony Banks

Price: $16.00

Publisher: Great Britain, Little Brown: 2012

Seller ID: 242954

ISBN: 140870370X

Condition: Very Good Condition


The fascinating true story of a man who spent his best years fighting in the Falklands and who was later diagnosed with Post Traumatic Stress Disorder Thirty years after the Falklands War, "Secret Millionaire" Tony Banks is still haunted by his experiences in the South Atlantic. As a member of the crack Parachute Regiment his unit was the first to land on the Falklands and he fought in the bloody first and last battles of the war before liberating Port Stanley. In this memoir Tony vividly recalls the fighting in the Falklands. He relives the bombing raids in San Carlos bay, the Battle ... View more info

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A Cab At The Door: An Autobiography: Early Years

By: V. S. Pritchett

Price: $30.00

Publisher: London, Chatto & Windus: 1968

Edition: Second Impression

Seller ID: 237573

Condition: Good Condition


A Cab at the Door, originally published in 1968, recalls his childhood in turn-of-the-century and World War I London with the urbane subtlety and wry humor that have marked his other works. For the wild and eccentric Pritchett family, life is a series of cabs waiting at the door to transport them to a succession of ten-bob-a-week lodgings, in their flight from creditors and the financial disasters of their father. It also captures the texture and color of the working class side of Edwardian England. Midnight Oil (which Wilfrid Sheed called a 'little Rolls Royce of a book' when it came out in 1... View more info

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A Mosaic of Life or The Magic Horn of Oberon - Memoirs of a Russian Childhood

By: Valentin Katayev

Price: $50.00

Publisher: Australia, Angus & Robertson: 1976

Seller ID: 228186

ISBN: 0207956448

Condition: Very Good Condition


447 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: Under 1 kilogram. Category: History; Biography & Autobiography; Autobiography::Memoir. ISBN: 0207956448. ISBN/EAN: 9780207956447. Inventory No: 228186. Hardcover View more info

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A Foreign Affair: A Passionate Life in Four Languages

By: Valerie barnes

Price: $10.00

Publisher: Great Britain, Bantam Books: 2004

Seller ID: 245588

ISBN: 1863253750

Condition: Good Condition


Walking along the drab, grey streets past bomb craters and piles of rubble, I day-dreamed about a more romantic world where people spoke exotic languages, played music, and sang and danced with passion.' Trapped in the austerity of post-war London, 20-year-old Valerie Barnes dreamt of the good times promised by the wartime songs. Then two chance meetings catapulted her into a high-flying career at the UN in Geneva and the arms of a glamorous Frenchman... Joining an elite breed of independent women who travelled the world in the 1950s and 1960s, Valerie lived a jetset life as an interpreter, wo... View more info

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Rites - A Guatemalan Boyhood

By: Victor Perera

Price: $14.00

Publisher: Great Britain, Andre Deutsch: 1986

Edition: First UK Edition

Seller ID: 227354

ISBN: 0233979778

Condition: Very Good Condition


Its setting is uniquely exotic: the Jewish community in Guatemala, a country haunted by its violent history. The author recalls the turmoil of his surroundings, and the conflict between the Jewish family rites of his home and the crippling macho code of Latin America, with an often subversive wit and with devastating clarity. It was not a safe world, for a moment: the army political strife and homosexual prostitution soon claimed their victims from among Perera's classmates. But he recalls it with tenderness, nevertheless, and makes sense of the violence - between fathers and sons, rulers and ... View more info

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Learning To Fly: The Autobiorgaphy

By: Victoria Beckham

Price: $12.00

Publisher: Great Britain, Penguin Books: 2002

Seller ID: 238395

ISBN: 0141003944

Condition: Good Condition


From the time when, as an eight-year-old girl, she saw the movie Fame, Victoria wanted to be a star. There was a line from the title song that stayed with her - 'I'm gonna live forever, I'm gonna learn how to fly'. With this extraordinary book she gives us the chance to follow her on her journey from lonely teenager to international star; to fly alongside her. At heart is an uplifting story of tenderness and passion, but kidnap threats and media lies have often turned the dream into a nightmare. Incredibly frank and told with coruscating humour, Victoria's autobiography describes her extraordi... View more info

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Two Lives

By: Vikram Seth

Price: $12.00

Publisher: Great Britain, Little, Brown: 2006

Seller ID: 247304

ISBN: 0349117985

Condition: Good Condition


TWO LIVES tells the remarkable story of Seth's great uncle and aunt. His great uncle Shanti left India for medical school in Berlin in the 1930s and lodged with a German Jewish family. In the household was a daughter, Henny, who urged her mother 'not to take the blackie'. But a friendship developed and each managed to leave Germany and found their way to Britain as the Nazis rose to power. Shanti joined the army and lost his right arm at the battle of Monte Cassino, while Henny (whose family were to die in the camps) made a life for herself in her adopted country. After the war they married an... View more info

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Girls at the Piano

By: Virginia Lloyd

Price: $10.50

Publisher: Sydney, Allen & Unwin: 2018

Seller ID: 249737

ISBN: 1760297771

Condition: Very Good Condition


Virginia Lloyd spent much of her childhood and adolescence learning and playing the piano and thought she would make a career as a pianist. When that didn't happen, she spent a long time wondering about those years of study: had they been wasted? What was their purpose? This intriguing memoir explores those questions and investigates the mystery of the author's very musical and deeply unhappy grandmother Alice, and how their lives--both at and away from the piano--intersected and diverged. Girls at the Piano also explores the changing relationship between women and the piano over the course of... View more info

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Where The Cypress Rises: An Australia Artist in Umbria

By: Virginia Ryan

Price: $12.00

Publisher: Australia, Lothian Books: 2000

Seller ID: 249898

ISBN: 0734401353

Condition: Very Good Condition


Australian-born artist Virginia Ryan and her family came to regret the impulsive decision to purchase an abandoned olive mill in the hill-town of Trevi, Umbria, as they lived through the massive reconstruction of the building. In this intriguing personal memoir, she shares with great candour their experiences adapting to the customs and local traditions, making friendships with the townsfolk, and exploring the region--and herself. When huge earthquakes strike northern Italy, not only the roof of the basilica of St Francis in Assisi is fractured and collapses, but so do the lives and homes of t... View more info

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My Picture Gallery 1886-1901

By: Viscountess Milner

Price: $30.00

Publisher: London, John Murray: 1951

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 232698

Condition: Very Good Condition


Daughter of Admiral Maxse, first married to Lord Edward Cecil. With the South African war she went out to the Cape and there met and entered into close friendship with Cecil Rhodes, Dr Jameson and others. Lord Milner, High Commissioner for South Africa and Governor General of Cape Colony. The vivid picture of the South Africa and the war is given in extracts from her letters home and her day-to-day diaries. Foxing to covers. 250 pages. Foxing to outer page edges. Dust Jacket price-clipped. Quantity Available: 1. Shipped Weight: 1-2 kilos. Category: Autobiography::Memoir; Biography & Autobiogra... View more info

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Desert Dawn

By: Waris Dirie and Jeanne D'Haem

Price: $12.00

Publisher: Australia, Virago: 2002

Seller ID: 246648

ISBN: 1860498531

Condition: Good Condition


Fashion model, UN ambassador and courageous spirit, Waris Dirie was born into a traditional family of tribal desert nomads in Somalia. She told her story - enduring, at five years old, the ancient and savage custom of female circumcision; running away at 12 on foot through the desert in order to escape an arranged marriage; being discovered by Terence Donovan as she worked as a cleaner in London; and becoming a top fashion model - in her book, Desert Flower. Although Waris Dirie fled her homeland, she never forgot the country and culture that moulded her. The world of famine and violence, wher... View more info

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Don't Die With The Music In You

By: Wayne Bennett

Price: $15.00

Publisher: Australia, ABC Books: 2002

Edition: Reprint

Seller ID: 242830

ISBN: 0733311075

Condition: Very Good Condition


Wayne Bennett's Don't Die With The Music In Youis a book full of anecdotes, inspiration and homespun philosophies that reflect Wayne Bennett's love for his family, friends and footballers, his great talent for teaching and his enormous respect for rugby league and the men who play it.He writes on everything from mateship to the business and politics of sport, from the importance of loyalty and team spirit to the value of self-confidence and being honest with yourself. From battling through testing times to what it takes to be a winner, and to be a leader. In doing so, he offers positive messag... View more info

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Crossing The Line

By: Wendell Sailor with Jimmy Thomson

Price: $25.00

Publisher: Australia, Simon & Schuster: 2013

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 231710

ISBN: 1922052361

Condition: Near Fine Condition


Superstar Brisbane Broncos and Kangaroos winger Wendell Sailor shocked everyone when he switched codes to play union in 2001. The King of the Wing, whose thunderous runs intimidated anyone in his path, surprised even himself when he was selected for the Wallabies, becoming the first Australian player raised in league to represent his country in both codes. But in 2006, it all fell apart. During a routine drug test for the Waratahs, he tested positive for cocaine and was banned from the game for two years. And those years away would prove to the toughest challenge of his life. The self-confesse... View more info

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A Goodly Heritage

By: Wilfred Kitching

Price: $15.00

Publisher: London, Salvationist Publishing: 1967

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 228605

Condition: Good Condition


General of the Salvation Army from 1954-1963 196 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: Under 1 kilogram. Category: Autobiography; Biography & Autobiography; Inventory No: 228605. Hardcover View more info

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The End Of Your Life Bookclub

By: Will Schwalle

Price: $12.00

Publisher: Great Britain, Two Roads: 2012

Seller ID: 248382

ISBN: 1444706373

Condition: Very Good Condition


Mary Anne Schwalbe is waiting for her chemotherapy treatments when Will casually asks her what she's reading. The conversation they have grows into tradition: soon they are reading the same books so they can have something to talk about in the hospital waiting room. Their choices range from classic (Howards End) to popular (The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo), from fantastic (The Hobbit) to spiritual (Jon Kabat-Zinn), with many in between. We hear their passion for reading and their love for each other in their intimate and searching discussions. A profoundly moving testament to the power of love... View more info