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White Butterflies

By: Colin McPhedran

Price: $20.00

Publisher: Australia, Pandanus Books: 2002

Seller ID: 246415

ISBN: 1740760174

Condition: Near Fine Condition


This autobiography describes one of the worst but least documented refugee tragedies of World War II. Tens of thousands of civilians perished on the dreaded Hukwang Valley trail, dubbed later by the American General Stilwell as 'the path to hell'. Colin's extraordinary journey takes him from his birthplace in Burma to Britain, and on to Bowral in NSW. 239 pages. Inscription to previous owner on front endpaper. Quantity Available: 1. Shipped Weight: 1-2 kilos. Category: Autobiography::Memoir; Biography & Autobiography; ISBN: 1740760174. ISBN/EAN: 9781740760171. Inventory No: 246415. Paperback View more info

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White Butterflies

By: Colin McPhedran [ Signed Copy]

Price: $25.00

Publisher: Australia, Pandanus: 2002

Inscription: Inscribed by Author

Seller ID: 243368

ISBN: 1740760174

Condition: Very Good Condition


Signed To Margo, The Best Of Good Wishes - Colin McPhedran 2009 239 pages. Quantity Available: 1. Shipped Weight: Under 1 kilogram. Category: Autobiography::Memoir; Biography & Autobiography; Inscribed by Author. ISBN: 1740760174. ISBN/EAN: 9781740760171. Inventory No: 243368. Paperback View more info

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A Life in Progress

By: Conrad Black

Price: $17.50

Publisher: Australia, Random House: 1993

Seller ID: 243436

ISBN: 0091828651

Condition: Very Good Condition


504 pages. Quantity Available: 1. Shipped Weight: 1-2 kilos. Category: Autobiography; Biography & Autobiography; ISBN: 0091828651. ISBN/EAN: 9780091828653. Inventory No: 243436. Hardcover View more info

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Broken Open: How One Man Stared Down His Demons To Recover From A Mental Breakdown

By: Craig Hamilton with Neil Jameson

Price: $15.00

Publisher: Australia, Bantam Books: 2004

Seller ID: 245130

ISBN: 1863254560

Condition: Good Condition


BROKEN OPEN is the story of ABC sports broadcaster Craig Hamilton and how, on the eve of the biggest undertaking of his career, he suffered a complete mental breakdown. Instead of covering the Sydney Olympics Craig was confined to a padded cell in a mental institution and later diagnosed as suffering bipolar disorder. This catastrophe not only denied Craig his place at the Games, it almost ruined his career and turned his role as devoted husband and father into a living hell. From his initial shocking breakdown to his gradual and eventual recovery, Craig sifts through the evidence to identify ... View more info

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Muck - A Memoir

By: Craig Sherborne

Price: $8.00

Publisher: Australia, Black Inc: 2007

Seller ID: 228461

ISBN: 1863954112

Condition: Very Good Condition


With their only son on the brink of adolescence, the nouveaux-riches Sherbornes move away from the city to start a new, gentrified existence on a three-hundred-acre farm-or "estate"-in Taonga, New Zealand. But life on the farm is anything but wholesome. Sherborne evokes his family's slide into madness through a series of unforgettable, hilarious portraits: of "Feet," his once-glamorous mother, now addled with snobbery, paranoia, and mental illness; of "The Duke," his uncomprehending, sporadically violent father; and of himself, the "Lord Muck" of the title, at o... View more info

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Anna

By: Dagfinn Gronoset

Price: $14.00

Publisher: New York, Alfred A. Knopf: 1975

Edition: First US Edition

Seller ID: 227358

ISBN: 0394489861

Condition: Very Good Condition


In her eighties, an extraordinary Norwegian woman tells of how, fifty years ago, she was sold into life-long bondage, of her struggles to support her masters and herself in a mountain wilderness and of her own triumphant survival as a human being. 142 pages. Dust Jacket price-clipped. Quantity Available: 1. Shipped Weight: 1-2 kilos. Category: Autobiography::Memoir; United States; Biography & Autobiography; ISBN: 0394489861. ISBN/EAN: 9780394489865. Inventory No: 227358. Hardcover View more info

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Making A Dream Come True

By: Damian Keogh

Price: $7.50

Publisher: Australia, Bookshelf: 1993

Seller ID: 238212

ISBN: 1863882111

Condition: Very Good Condition


84 pages. Illustrated with black and white photographs. Quantity Available: 1. Shipped Weight: Under 500 grams. Category: Autobiography; Biography & Autobiography; Sport::Basketball. ISBN: 1863882111. ISBN/EAN: 9781863882118. Inventory No: 238212. Paperback View more info

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The Rites of Autumn

By: Dan O'Brien

Price: $15.00

Publisher: London, Flamingo: 1990

Seller ID: 225348

ISBN: 0006543391

Condition: Very Good Condition


The author's account of a 2000-mile journey from the Canadian border to the Mexican Gulf, with a young peregrine falcon he rescued from the wild. His purpose was to teach her to survive on her own. It is the story of one man's personal quest, searching for a balance between the wild and domesticity. Dan O'Brien has also written a novel, "Spirit of the Hills" and a collection of short stories, "Eminent Domain". He won the University of Iowa Short Fiction Award in 1986. 192 pages. Quantity Available: 1. Shipped Weight: Under 1 kilogram. Category: Autobiography::Memoir; Biography ... View more info

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Life on Air

By: David Attenborough

Price: $12.50

Publisher: Great Britain, BBC: 2003

Seller ID: 245156

ISBN: 0563487801

Condition: Good Condition


Sir David Attenborough is Britain's best-known natural history film-maker. His career as a naturalist and broadcaster has spanned nearly five decades and there are very few places on the globe that he has not visited. In this volume of memoirs David tells stories of the people and animals he has met and the places that he has visited. Sir David's first job - after Cambridge University and two years in the Royal Navy - was at the London publishing house Hodder & Stoughton. Then in 1952 he joined the BBC as a trainee producer and it was while working on the "Zoo Quest" series (1954-64) t... View more info

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Adventures of a Young Naturalist: The Zoo Quest Expeditions

By: David Attenborough

Price: $14.00

Publisher: Australia, Two Roads: 2018

Seller ID: 248991

ISBN: 1473664969

Condition: Very Good Condition


In 1954, a young television presenter named David Attenborough was offered the opportunity of a lifetime - to travel the world finding rare and elusive animals for London Zoo's collection, and to film the expeditions for the BBC. Now 'the greatest living advocate of the global ecosystem' this is the story of the voyages that started it all. Staying with local tribes while trekking in search of giant anteaters in Guyana, Komodo dragons in Indonesia and armadillos in Paraguay, he and the rest of the team battled with cannibal fish, aggressive tree porcupines and escape-artist wild pigs, as well ... View more info

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David Beckham: My Side

By: David Beckham

Price: $14.00

Publisher: Australia, CollinsWillow: 2003

Seller ID: 237617

ISBN: 0007157347

Condition: Very Good Condition


David Beckham is one of the world's foremost media icons, his popularity transcending sport and cultural divides. This is his own in-depth account of his career to date, for Manchester United and England, and of his childhood, family and personal life. With endless newspaper column inches devoted to one of the most talked about men in the world, it seems that we know everything there is to know about David Beckham. Or do we? This is Beckham's fascinating life story in his own words. His complex relationship with United boss Alex Ferguson and how he handles the pressure of playing alongside som... View more info

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Two Worlds: An Edinburgh Jewish Childhood; Promised Lands: A Portrait of My Father

By: David Daiches

Price: $7.00

Publisher: Great Britain, Canongate Classics: 1987

Seller ID: 247699

ISBN: 086241704X

Condition: Good Condition


Covering his childhood and student years, David Daiches recalls a unique period between the two world wars. There was something special about the Scottish-Jewish interchange in those years. Daiches was one of the sons of Edinburgh's Chief Rabbi. In their home, a quiet dark hub of foreign faith, memories of light and fesitivity predominate. Illustrious visitors from every corner of the globe would call on the distinguished Rabbi and the sons of the house would argue cheerfully with these itinerant scholars and diplomats. School was Scottish Presbyterian, with its characteristic smells of wood, ... View more info

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Metamorphosis - Stages In A Life

By: David Suzuki

Price: $12.00

Publisher: Australia, A&U: 1988

Seller ID: 241317

ISBN: 0043510744

Condition: Good Condition


From Naked Ape to Super Species takes an unflinching look at where we are at this unprecedented moment in history. Suzuki and Dressel reveal that a clear and present environmental danger is staring us in the face, a danger that is screened out by perceptual filters formed by our current values and beliefs. And should the truth get through to us, we experience a paralysis in the face of adversity that is fueled by a sense of impotence and by the psychological and institutional barriers that stymie us.But there is good news. Experts maintain we still have time to avoid this breakdown if we slow ... View more info

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Botchki - When Doomsday Was Still Tomorrow

By: David Zagier

Price: $18.00

Publisher: New York, George Braziller: 2001

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 231219

ISBN: 0807614963

Condition: Fine Condition


With the humor and clearsightedness of one who loved the shtetl, but who worked hard to escape from it, Zagier records the rhythms and texture of everyday life in Botchki, a small town northeast of Warsaw, from the early years of the century until 1927. The author glories in the details of growing up and explores every irony, every twist of fate, every historical fact, as history rushed past this shtetl, sometimes affecting it, sometimes just passing it by. Life was ruled by religion, and he recounts his growing rebelliousness against God, who gives his life meaning and yet allows so much suff... View more info

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Dawn - One Hell Of A Life

By: Dawn Fraser

Price: $16.00

Publisher: Australia, Hodder & Stoughton: 2001

Seller ID: 224822

ISBN: 073361342X

Condition: Very Good Condition


420 pages. Illustrated with colour and black and white photographs. Quantity Available: 1. Shipped Weight: 1-2 kilos. Category: Autobiography::Memoir; Biography & Autobiography; Australian. ISBN: 073361342X. ISBN/EAN: 9780733613425. Inventory No: 224822. Hardcover View more info

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Dear Fatty

By: Dawn French

Price: $15.00

Publisher: Australia, Century: 2008

Seller ID: 238664

Condition: Very Good Condition


One of the greatest comedy actresses of our time, Dawn French has a career that has spanned nearly three decades, encompassing a vast and brilliant array of characters. Loved for her irreverant humour, she has achieved massive success while pushing boundaries and challenging stereotypes. In this memoir in the form of letters to people in her life, she describes her journey. Beginning her career as part of the groundbreaking alternative comedy group the Comic Strip, she then helped firmly establish a place for women in British comedy with Girls On Top, which teamed Dawn with Jennifer Saunders, ... View more info

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Love in the Outback

By: Deb Hunt

Price: $20.00

Publisher: Australia, Pan Macmillan: 2014

Seller ID: 237932

ISBN: 1742613977

Condition: Very Good Condition


The true story of an unlikely romance set in the Australian outback. The year before she turned fifty, Deb Hunt stopped dating. She was done with love and sick of chasing men who didn't return her affections. When her most recent flame announced he was marrying someone else, Deb knew it was time to make a change. She landed a job as a marketing assistant with the Royal Flying Doctor Service and left London for the sunshine of Sydney on a mission to find happiness without a mate. But then on a trip to the red-dust town of Broken Hill, she encountered a man unlike any other. A legend of the RFDS... View more info

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A Song for Mary: An Irish-American Memory

By: Dennis Smith

Price: $13.50

Publisher: Australia, Flamingo: 1999

Seller ID: 238186

ISBN: 0732264103

Condition: Good Condition


This text presents Dennis Smith's story of life as it was in the 1940s, growing up as an Irish-American in the tenements of New York City. 368 pages. Tanning to pages. Quantity Available: 1. Shipped Weight: 1-2 kilos. Category: Autobiography::Memoir; Biography & Autobiography; ISBN: 0732264103. ISBN/EAN: 9780732264109. Inventory No: 238186. Paperback View more info