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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... 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. Inv... 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; IS... View more info

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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: A... 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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My Life In Art

By: Constantin Stanislavski

Price: $10.00

Publisher: London, Methuen: 1980

Seller ID: 238014

ISBN: 0413462005

Condition: Good Condition


"This book is a necessity of every actor's life...one of the most remarkable books about the theatre that I have ever read" (Observer) No one has had a greater influence on acting as we know it than Stanislavski. His "method" - or interpretations of it - has become the central force determining almost every performance we see on stage or screen. In My Life in Art Stanislavski recalls his theatrical career, from his early experiences in Rubinstein's Russia... 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 ... 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 ... 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.... 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 A... 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... 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 hi... 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 cheer... 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 institut... View more info

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Spinifex and Sand

By: David W. Carnegie

Price: $14.00

Publisher: Australia, Hesperian Press: 1989

Edition: Revised Edition

Seller ID: 248299

ISBN: 0859051390

Condition: Good Condition


A narrative of five years pioneering and exploration in Western Australia 265 pages. Quantity Available: 1. Shipped Weight: Under 1 kilogram. Category: Australian::Australian History; Genealogy & Local History; Autobiography. ISBN: 0859051390. ISBN/EAN: 9780859051392. Inventory No: 248299. Paperback 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 rule... View more info