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Charlie & Me in Val-Paradis

By: Maureen Cashman

Price: $12.00

Publisher: Australia, Simon & Schuster: 2008

Seller ID: 242662

ISBN: 0731813677

Condition: Good Condition


With a poodle clutched in one arm and notes for her epic historical novel under the other, Maureen Cashman escaped the bushfires of Canberra for a 'valley of paradise' in the south-west of France. Installed in a restored wing of an ancient priory, Maureen and Charlie - her Australian-born poodle - enter into the routines and rituals of the small, rural town of Espagnac- St-Eulalie. Together Maureen and Charlie discovered a completely different pace of life, a stunning landscape and a dramatic turn of the seasons. They discovered too a culinary hotspot with cheeses that had Charlie literally da... View more info

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My Childhood

By: Maxim Gorky

Price: $25.00

Publisher: London, Paul Elek: 1960

Seller ID: 232039

Condition: Very Good Condition


'I could hear the frost crackling outside. Greenish moonbeams shone through windows covered with patterns of ice...' One of the most moving accounts of being a boy ever written, My Childhood is a both wonderful and harrowing memoir - and one of the great works of Russian literature. 189 pages. Very light tanning to page edges . Quantity Available: 1. Shipped Weight: Under 1 kilogram. Category: Autobiography::Memoir; Biography & Autobiography; Inventory No: 232039. Paperback View more info

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Popular: A Memoir - Vintage Wisdom for A Modern Geek

By: Maya Van Wagenen

Price: $9.00

Publisher: Great Britain, Penguin Books: 2014

Seller ID: 246456

Condition: Very Good Condition


Stuck at the bottom of the social ladder at 'pretty much the lowest level of people at school who aren't paid to be here,' Maya Van Wagenen decided to begin a unique social experiment: spend the school year following a 1950s popularity guide, written by former teen model Betty Cornell. Can curlers, girdles, Vaseline, and a strand of pearls help Maya on her quest to be popular? The real-life results are painful, funny, and include a wonderful and unexpected surprise-meeting and befriending Betty Cornell herself. Told with humour and grace, Maya's journey offers readers of all ages a thoroughly ... View more info

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Every Man in This Village is A Liar : An Education in War

By: Megan Stack

Price: $17.00

Publisher: Melbourne, Scribe: 2010

Seller ID: 248510

ISBN: 1921640448

Condition: Very Good Condition


Los Angeles Times foreign correspondent Megan Stack was 24 when the attacks of September 11 occurred and she was sent to chronicle the war in Afghanistan. She spent the next decade of her life in the Middle East, covering the far-flung and ever morphing 'war on terror'. Stack has roamed every Arab country from Israel to Egypt, Saudi Arabia, Lebanon, Syria, and Yemen: war zones where politics, strategy, finance, and propaganda seep one into the other, and being a young woman is no asset. Every Man in this Village is a Liar recounts these experiences. Reporting amid the region's chaos, Stack wit... View more info

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Alphabet Soup : My Life On and Off Screen

By: Melissa Doyle

Price: $15.00

Publisher: Australia, Allen & Unwin: 2014

Seller ID: 246744

ISBN: 1742375278

Condition: Very Good Condition


Australia's best loved morning TV presenter, Mel Doyle, invites you inside her home and her life. Now, for the first time, Mel shares what it is like to juggle a high profile TV career with the full time job of being a Mum. In Alphabet Soup, she has collected together some of her favourite memories and anecdotes from the last ten years. Covering everything from her relationship with Kochie to red carpet exclusives, from baking birthday cakes to doing the school run, this is a delicious slice of Mel's life. And, like the rest of us, Mel has highs and lows and a constant battle to balance it all... View more info

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What Falls Away

By: Mia Farrow

Price: $20.00

Publisher: Australia, Nan A Talese: 1997

Edition: First Australian Edition

Seller ID: 238721

ISBN: 0868246719

Condition: Very Good Condition


In an exquisitely written memoir, Mia Farrow introduces us to the landscapes of her extraordinary life. Moving from her earliest memories of the walled gardens and rocky shores of western Ireland and her Hollywood childhood to her career as an actress, she writes of these experiences and her struggle to protect her children in a painful custody battle with Woody Allen. It was this crisis that led her to reflect upon the incidents that had brought her to a place so incomprehensible. Now, in What Falls Away, a memoir resonant not only in its honesty but also in its beautifully crafted prose, Mia... View more info

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The Elephant To Hollywood: The Autobiography

By: Michael Caine

Price: $20.00

Publisher: Great Britain, Hodder & Stoughton: 2010

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 241926

ISBN: 1444700014

Condition: Very Good Condition


THE DEFINITIVE, MOST UP-TO-DATE AUTOBIOGRAPHY OF BRITISH SCREEN ICON AND LEGEND SIR MICHAEL CAINE It's been a long journey for Maurice Micklewhite - born with rickets in London's poverty-stricken Elephant & Castle - to the bright lights of Hollywood. With a glittering career spanning more than five decades and starring roles which have earned him two Oscars, a knighthood, and an iconic place in the Hollywood pantheon, the man now known to us as Michael Caine looks back over it all. Funny, warm, honest, Caine brings us his insider's view of Hollywood (where there's neither holly nor woods). He ... View more info

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Parcel Arrived Safely: Tied With String My Autobiography

By: Michael Crawford

Price: $14.00

Publisher: Australia, Century: 1999

Seller ID: 234749

ISBN: 0712684409

Condition: Very Good Condition


This is the long-awaited autobiography of one of Britain's best-loved and most internationally successful actors. By turns funny, charming, and poignant, here is Michael Crawford's vivid account of his war-torn childhood -- of a loving mother, violent stepfather, and the painfully revealed truth about his absent father. His early memories include being taught to sing by the great composer Benjamin Britten, and later, when he entered show business, his friendships with David Hemmings, John Lennon, and Oliver Reed. There are also stories of Crawford "making a fool of himself" in front of... View more info

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Parcel Arrived Safely: Tied With String My Autobiography

By: Michael Crawford

Price: $15.00

Publisher: Australia, Century: 1999

Seller ID: 235742

ISBN: 0712684409

Condition: Very Good Condition


This is the long-awaited autobiography of one of Britain's best-loved and most internationally successful actors. By turns funny, charming, and poignant, here is Michael Crawford's vivid account of his war-torn childhood -- of a loving mother, violent stepfather, and the painfully revealed truth about his absent father. His early memories include being taught to sing by the great composer Benjamin Britten, and later, when he entered show business, his friendships with David Hemmings, John Lennon, and Oliver Reed. There are also stories of Crawford "making a fool of himself" in front of... View more info

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Things That Must Not Be Forgotten

By: Michael David Kwan

Price: $12.00

Publisher: Australia, Flamingo: 2001

Seller ID: 238331

ISBN: 073227074X

Condition: Very Good Condition


Set against the dramatic backdrop of China between the wars, this book tells the story of Kwan's life as a young half-caste boy in a Beijing household in the 1930s. He is an awkward, clumsy boy, abandoned by his Swiss mother and overwhelmed by the intellect and power of his father. China is about to be invaded by the Japanese, and when they finally do, with catastrophic force, young Kwan's life is thrown into further turmoil. He is spared the worst of it, though, thanks to his father's well cultivated connections as a railway administrator. However, Kwan's father is also active with the resist... View more info

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Days Like These

By: Michael Gurr

Price: $15.00

Publisher: Australia, Melbourne University Press: 2006

Seller ID: 243945

ISBN: 0522852823

Condition: Very Good Condition


This memoir by a leading Australian playwright casts a shrewd eye over Australian culture and politics. Michael Gurr has written, directed and acted. He's also been a political activist, for causes such as asylum seekers in Australia. He's worked with the Australian Labor Party as a speech writer. He has won a number of awards, including four state Literary Awards for Drama. The diary meshes the personal with the political-from the Dismissal in 1975, through the rise of economic rationalism, net culture, and globalisation to the transformed Australia of 2006. As a playwright and activist, Mich... View more info

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Parky - My Autobiography

By: Michael Parkinson

Price: $10.00

Publisher: London, Hodder & Stoughton: 2009

Seller ID: 238038

ISBN: 0340961678

Condition: Good Condition


All Michael Parkinson really wanted to do was play cricket for Yorkshire and England. However, he soon realised that to be paid to watch films, football and cricket would be the best way to spend life, and he became a journalist. Television beckoned and for three decades Parkinson interviewed the movers and shakers of the late twentieth century, making his television programme the must-see event of the week. In singing with Bing Crosby, dancing with Billy Connolly, flirting with Miss Piggy and sparring with Muhammad Ali, Parkinson proved himself one of the most engaging and durable hosts in bo... View more info

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Enter a Goldfish: Memoirs of an Irish Actor, Young and Old

By: Micheal Mac Liammoir

Price: $15.00

Publisher: Great Britain, Thames & Hudson: 1977

Edition: Reprint

Seller ID: 117346

ISBN: 0500011818

Condition: Very Good


192 pages. Memoirs of an Irish Actor, Young and Old. 192 pages. Quantity Available: 1. Shipped Weight: Under 1 kilogram. Category: Autobiography::Memoir; Biography & Autobiography; ISBN: 0500011818. ISBN/EAN: 9780500011812. Inventory No: 117346. Hardcover View more info

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Undone: A Story of Making Peace With An Unexpected Life

By: Michele Cushatt

Price: $12.00

Publisher: USA, Zondervan: 2015

Seller ID: 234525

ISBN: 0310339782

Condition: Very Good Condition


Undone is author Michele Cushatt’s quest to make peace with a complicated life. It is an honest confession of a diagnosis of cancer and the joys and disappointments of motherhood and marriage, ripe with regret over what is and, yet, still hopeful for what could be. With enough humor to ease the rawness of the story, Undone takes the reader on a roller coaster two-year journey through the unexpectedness of life. A look back makes Michele long for a do-over, the chance to make fewer mistakes and leave less of a mess to clean up. A look forward makes Michele wonder if all her attempts to contro... View more info

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Into the Wadi

By: Michele Drouarl

Price: $14.00

Publisher: Australia, Fremantle Art Centre Press: 2000

Seller ID: 236369

ISBN: 1863682759

Condition: Very Good Condition


Into the Wadi is the true story of a young Australian woman who meets a fellow student at an American university who is from Jordan. They return to Jordan to live with his family, and then marry. Written against the versions of Arab and Muslim culture found in such popular texts as Not Without My Daughter, Princess and Sold; Michele Drouart's memoir is a sensitive, compelling exploration of cultural similarity and difference, of family, exile and belonging and the complexities of human relationships. This book is an extraordinary piece of writing from a major new talent. 376 pages. Previous ow... View more info

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Pickle Farm Round Two

By: Mike Hayes

Price: $12.50

Publisher: ABC Books: 1984

Seller ID: 239735

ISBN: 0642976317

Condition: Good Condition


128 pages. Foxing to endpapers and page edges. Illustrator: Mike Hayes. Quantity Available: 1. Shipped Weight: Under 1 kilogram. Category: Autobiography::Memoir; Biography & Autobiography; ISBN: 0642976317. ISBN/EAN: 9780642976314. Inventory No: 239735. Paperback View more info

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A Pasty-Faced Nothing

By: Mike Munro

Price: $16.00

Publisher: Australia, Random House: 2004

Seller ID: 238753

ISBN: 1740512774

Condition: Very Good Condition


The surprising and inspiring story of popular personality Mike Munro - from a heartbreaking childhood to longed-for family happiness far from the demands of fame. 363 pages. Cover has a few faint creases. Illustrated with colour and black and white photographs. Quantity Available: 1. Shipped Weight: Under 1 kilogram. Category: Autobiography::Memoir; Biography & Autobiography; ISBN: 1740512774. ISBN/EAN: 9781740512770. Inventory No: 238753. Paperback View more info

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My Brilliant Career

By: Miles Franklin

Price: $18.00

Publisher: Australia, Angus & Robertson: 1980

Seller ID: 230515

ISBN: 0207142521

Condition: Very Good Condition


In this ironically titled and exuberant first novel, Sybylla tells the story of growing up passionate and rebellious in rural New South Wales, where the most that girls could hope for was to marry or to teach. Sybylla will do neither, but that doesn't stop her from falling in love, and it doesn't make the choices any easier. 254 pages. Quantity Available: 1. Shipped Weight: 1-2 kilos. Category: Autobiography::Memoir; Biography & Autobiography; ISBN: 0207142521. ISBN/EAN: 9780207142529. Inventory No: 230515. Hardcover View more info