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God's Callgirl - One Woman's Life Journey From Convent To Sex Worker

By: Carla van Raay

Price: $15.00

Publisher: Australia, HarperCollins: 2004

Seller ID: 248446

ISBN: 0732277558

Condition: Good Condition


Traumatised by a terrible event in her childhood, Carla van Raay entered a convent at the age of eighteen. Expecting to find understanding and inner peace amongst her fellow nuns, she instead became trapped in a web of cruel regulations that drove her to the brink of insanity. Finally released from her vows, she escaped back into the outside world even more damaged than she had been before. A hasty marriage and separation left Carla with a daughter to support. With few professional skills to rely on from her years as a nun, she turned to another age-old profession - prostitution. She worked as... View more info

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Desire: Awakening God's Woman

By: Carla Van Raay

Price: $15.00

Publisher: Australia, HarperCollins: 2008

Seller ID: 248985

ISBN: 0732285844

Condition: Very Good Condition


Carla van Raay's second unflinching memoir. She moves beyond her rocky past as God's Callgirl and attains full womanhood via an authentic and challenging relationship with her sexual equal. An exploration of ongoing emotional and spiritual growth. this is the story of how God's Callgirl evolved into God's Woman. After the international publication of her sensational memoir, former nun-turned-prostitute Carla van Raay settled back to a quiet life as a housekeeper. Celibate for twelve years, she was unprepared for the reappearance of a past love. Aaron had been nineteen when they met; Carla was ... View more info

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Mister Owita's Guide to Gardening: How I Learned the Unexpected Joy of a Green Thumb and an Open Heart

By: Carol Wall

Price: $14.00

Publisher: Australia, Bantam Books: 2014

Seller ID: 245151

ISBN: 085798392X

Condition: Very Good Condition


A moving true story of the unlikely friendship between two people who had nothing and ultimately everything in common. Carol Wall was at a crossroads. Her children had flown the nest, her beloved parents were ageing and she had overcome a serious illness. A neglected garden should have been the least of her worries. Until one day she sees a man working in her neighbour s garden and realises he is responsible for its spectacular transformation. His name is Giles Owita. He comes from Kenya and he s very good at gardening. It was kismet. And while I knew from the moment I met him that he was some... View more info

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Me and My Shadow: Learning to live with Multiple Sclerosis

By: Carole Mackie with Sue Brattle

Price: $15.00

Publisher: Australia, Lothian / Aurum Press: 1999

Seller ID: 248453

ISBN: 0734400543

Condition: Good Condition


Published to coincide with MS Awareness Week, April 18-25 1999, this book recounts the story of Carole Mackie. Diagnosed as having multiple sclerosis at the age of 23, Carole has since gone on to become a leading figure in the fight against MS.' 248 pages. Previous owner name on inside cover . Illustrated with black and white photographs. Quantity Available: 1. Shipped Weight: Under 1 kilogram. Category: Autobiography; Biography & Autobiography; ISBN: 0734400543. ISBN/EAN: 9780734400543. Inventory No: 248453. Paperback View more info

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Escape

By: Caroline Jessop with Laura Palmer

Price: $14.00

Publisher: Australia, Viking / Penguin: 2008

Seller ID: 237388

ISBN: 0670917214

Condition: Very Good Condition


When she was eighteen years old, Carolyn Jessop was coerced into an arranged marriage with a total stranger: a man thirty-two years her senior. Merril Jessop already had three wives. But arranged plural marriages were an integral part of Carolyn's heritage: She was born into and raised in the Fundamentalist Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints (FLDS), the radical offshoot of the Mormon Church. Over the next fifteen years, Carolyn had eight children and withstood her husband's psychological abuse and the watchful eyes of his other wives, who were locked in a constant battle for supremacy... View more info

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Who Says I Can't - A Memoir

By: Catherine DeVrye

Price: $10.00

Publisher: Sydney, Bantam Books: 2005

Seller ID: 227363

ISBN: 186325465X

Condition: Very Good Condition


This led to a lifelong journey to find her place in the world. She waited tables, taught school, worked on a mine site and went on to become a public servant, working on the 'Life. Be In It' campaign. She then joined IBM, who sent her on postings to Tokyo, Hong Kong and New York. Named Australian Executive Woman of the Year, Catherine found herself dining with princes, prime ministers and Olympic athletes. She also cycled over the Andes, dived with sharks and climbed Mount Kilimanjaro. Yet, still something was missing. So, eventually Catherine decided to search for her biological parents. And ... View more info

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Enkop Ai - My Life With The Maasai

By: Catherine Oddie

Price: $15.00

Publisher: Australia, Simon & Schuster: 1994

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 225165

ISBN: 0731804201

Condition: Very Good Condition


242 pages. Illustrated with colour photographs. Quantity Available: 1. Shipped Weight: 1-2 kilos. Category: Autobiography::Memoir; Biography & Autobiography; ISBN: 0731804201. ISBN/EAN: 9780731804207. Inventory No: 225165. Paperback View more info

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Strictly Personal

By: Cecil King

Price: $17.00

Publisher: London, Weidenfeld & Nicolson: 1969

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 225127

ISBN: 0297177729

Condition: Very Good Condition


232 pages. Dust Jacket price-clipped. Previous owners details on front blank endpaper. Illustrated with black and white photographs. Quantity Available: 1. Shipped Weight: 1-2 kilos. Category: Autobiography::Memoir; Biography & Autobiography; ISBN: 0297177729. ISBN/EAN: 9780297177722. Inventory No: 225127. Hardcover View more info

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The Cecil King Diary 1965-1970

By: Cecil King

Price: $15.00

Publisher: Great Britain, Jonathan Cape: 1972

Edition: Reprint

Seller ID: 227034

ISBN: 0224008544

Condition: Very Good Condition


Cecil King was a director of the Bank of England and chairman of I. P. C which controlled the Daily Mirror, the Sun and the People. He was in a position of extraordinary power. Harold Wilson offered him office three times, but he preferred to remain an observer. The Diary represents a wholly original background view of the conflicts and intrigues of British politics and stories from Whitehall and Fleet Street. 353 pages. Light foxing to outer page edges. Quantity Available: 1. Shipped Weight: 1-2 kilos. Category: Autobiography::Memoir; Biography & Autobiography; ISBN: 0224008544. ISBN/EAN: 978... View more info

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The Tightrope

By: Cecil Parrott

Price: $15.00

Publisher: London, Faber and Faber: 1975

Seller ID: 225527

ISBN: 0571102565

Condition: Very Good Condition


221 pages. Dust jacket has protective non adhesive covering. Illustrated with black and white photographs. Quantity Available: 1. Shipped Weight: Under 1 kilogram. Category: Autobiography::Memoir; Biography & Autobiography; ISBN: 0571102565. ISBN/EAN: 9780571102563. Inventory No: 225527. Hardcover View more info

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All In A Lifetime

By: Charles Grunwell

Price: $14.00

Publisher: USA, Dorrance & Company: 1961

Seller ID: 238322

Condition: Good Condition


The autobiography of an ordinary American Citizen from 1880 to 1960 301 pages. Quantity Available: 1. Shipped Weight: 1-2 kilos. Category: Autobiography; Biography & Autobiography; Inventory No: 238322. Hardcover View more info

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In The Arena - The Autobiography

By: Charlton Heston

Price: $20.00

Publisher: London, HarperCollins: 1995

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 238517

ISBN: 000215997X

Condition: Very Good Condition


Known for both his legendary film career and his political activism, this Academy-Award winning actor shares the intimate story of his life in a moving autobiography that includes anecdotes about some of Hollywood's biggest names. 592 pages. Pen mark to bottom of page edges indicating remainder mark. Tanning due to age. Quantity Available: 1. Shipped Weight: 2-3 kilos. Category: Autobiography::Memoir; Biography & Autobiography; ISBN: 000215997X. ISBN/EAN: 9780002159975. Inventory No: 238517. This book is extra heavy, and may involve extra shipping charges to some countries. Hardcover View more info

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Pavement for my Pillow - The Astonishing Story of one Woman's Climb from Pitiful Baglady to Scholar and Writer

By: Chris Kitch

Price: $15.00

Publisher: Great Britain, Orion: 1996

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 225425

ISBN: 0752803409

Condition: Near Fine Condition


Born illegitimate in 1938, Chris Kitch grew up in the slums of Bradford. Rejected from school, dead-end jobs landed her into drink, drugs and prostitution in London. This book tells how she fought back to gain a BA Hons in English literature and a place at Oxford to take her MA. 197 pages. Quantity Available: 1. Shipped Weight: Under 1 kilogram. Category: Autobiography::Memoir; Biography & Autobiography; ISBN: 0752803409. ISBN/EAN: 9780752803401. Inventory No: 225425. Hardcover View more info

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One Step Beyond

By: Chris Moon

Price: $13.00

Publisher: London, MacMillan: 1999

Seller ID: 237998

ISBN: 033377969X

Condition: Very Good Condition


'Chris Moon knows about tough' - The Times 'This man is a hero for our times' - Daily Mail While supervising mine-clearance in Mozamique in 1995, Chris Moon was blown up in the supposedly clear area of the safety lane. He lost his lower right leg and right arm and survived only through sheer determination. Less than a year after leaving hospital, he ran the London Marathon, raising money for charities assisting the disabled, defying all expectations for his own future. He has since completed more than fifteen other marathons, including the punishing Marathon des Sables, which is a 137 mile rac... View more info

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Never Say Die

By: Chris O'Brien

Price: $13.00

Publisher: Australia, HarperCollins: 2008

Seller ID: 239718

ISBN: 0732288096

Condition: Very Good Condition


In November 2006, Chris O'Brien was diagnosed with glioblastoma multi-forme, a malignant and extremely aggressive form of cancer. As one of the country's most eminent cancer specialists, O'Brien knows that the chances of beating the brain tumour are tiny; even with chemotherapy, surgery and radiation few sufferers survive past 12 months. Nevertheless, he is determined to beat the odds. With the support of his close family and an international network of surgeons, friends and well-wishers, O'Brien took the option of radical brain surgery under the supervision of his friend Dr Charlie Teo. His l... View more info

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Bridge Across My Sorrows: The Christina Noble series

By: Christina Noble with Robert Coram

Price: $7.00

Publisher: Corgi: 1997

Edition: Reprint

Seller ID: 235260

ISBN: 0552142883

Condition: Good Condition


On the streets of Ho Chi Minh City, the destitute children swarm and the rich turn a blind eye. To these needy children "Mama Tina" has become an irrepressible, unorthodox and staunch champion. Within two years of arriving she has opened a Medical and Social Centre and achieved worldwide fame. Bu she berates all those who call her a "Mother Teresa". In her own words she is "one street child using her wiles to help other street children". Christina's story is punctuated by flashes of humour and exurberance that are both her trademark and her means of survival. 316 pages.... View more info

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Still Me

By: Christopher Reeve

Price: $15.00

Publisher: Australia, Century: 1998

Edition: First Australian Edition

Seller ID: 243072

ISBN: 0712678646

Condition: Very Good Condition


Through his leading role in the three "Superman" films, Christopher Reeve became so closely identified with the superhero that he wasn't seen as the actor that played Superman, he was Superman. This is his story of the freak accident that left him paralyzed and of his determination to walk again. 309 pages. Light tanning to pages. Illustrated. Quantity Available: 1. Shipped Weight: 1-2 kilos. Category: Autobiography; ISBN: 0712678646. ISBN/EAN: 9780712678643. Inventory No: 243072. Hardcover View more info

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Still Me

By: Christopher Reeve

Price: $15.00

Publisher: London, Century: 1998

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 238323

ISBN: 0712678646

Condition: Very Good Condition


Through his leading role in the three "Superman" films, Christopher Reeve became so closely identified with the superhero that he wasn't seen as the actor that played Superman, he was Superman. This is his story of the freak accident that left him paralyzed and of his determination to walk again. 309 pages. Illustrated with black and white photographs. Quantity Available: 1. Shipped Weight: 1-2 kilos. Category: Autobiography::Memoir; Biography & Autobiography; ISBN: 0712678646. ISBN/EAN: 9780712678643. Inventory No: 238323. Hardcover View more info