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Life Beyond Measure - Letters to My Great-Granddaughter

By: Sidney Poitier

Price: $12.50

Publisher: Australia, Simon & Schuster: 2008

Seller ID: 248314

ISBN: 1847373844

Condition: Good Condition


285 pages. B/w photos.Written in the form of extended letters to his new great-granddaughter and namesake (Sydney Ayele LaBarrie), in Life Beyond Measure Sidney Poitier offers perspective and wisdom gained from his own remarkable life - growing up in the Bahamas; breaking the race barrier in theatre and film during the Civil Rights Era and achieving stardom and success, both in Hollywood and as a diplomat and humanitarian. In his role as father, grandfather, and great-grandfather, he shares personal stories for those important passages through life: first day of school as well as graduation, l... View more info

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Burned Alive

By: Souad

Price: $9.00

Publisher: Australia, Bantam Books: 2005

Seller ID: 239505

ISBN: 0553816306

Condition: Good Condition


When Souad was seventeen she fell in love. In her village, as in so many others, sex before marriage was considered a grave dishonour to one's family and was punishable by death. This was her crime. Her brother-in-law was given the task of arranging her punishment. One morning while Souad was washing the family's clothes, he crept up on her, poured petrol over her and set her alight. In the eyes of their community he was a hero. An execution for a 'crime of honour' was a respectable duty unlikely to bring about condemnation from others. It certainly would not have provoked calls for his prosec... View more info

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The Meaning Of Luck

By: Steve Waugh

Price: $20.00

Publisher: Australia, SWB: 2013

Seller ID: 239155

ISBN: 0987564102

Condition: Near Fine Condition


In The Meaning of Luck, former Australian cricket captain and 2004 Australian of the Year Steve Waugh explores the concept of luck, based on his experiences in the worlds of sport, business and charity. Steve begins by recalling the potentially devastating event that rocked his life in 2006, when his wife Lynette suffered a life - threatening brain bleed. Today, Lynette describes her illness as a 'stroke of luck', which she can do only because she fought so hard to regain her health and strength. She is lucky, but only because she chose to be. Lynette is the first of a number of characters in ... View more info

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Never Satisfied

By: Steve Waugh

Price: $20.00

Publisher: Australia, HarperCollins: 2000

Seller ID: 240029

ISBN: 0732264367

Condition: Very Good Condition


256 pages. Illustrated with colour and black and white photographs. Quantity Available: 1. Shipped Weight: Under 1 kilogram. Category: Autobiography::Memoir; Biography & Autobiography; ISBN: 0732264367. ISBN/EAN: 9780732264369. Inventory No: 240029. Paperback View more info

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Unfinished Business

By: Tadhg Kennelly

Price: $12.00

Publisher: Australia, Mercier: 2009

Seller ID: 238340

ISBN: 1856356396

Condition: Very Good Condition


This is the story of Ireland's most successful Australian Rules footballer. Born in Listowel, County Kerry, Tadhg Kennelly is the son of a Kerry football star and grew up playing GAA both for local and county teams. Having played at inter-county level for Kerry from an early age, in 1999 he made the momentous decision to move to Australia to play Aussie Rules football. He debuted for the Sydney Swans in 2001 and went on to become one of their star players. In 2005 he won an AFL Premiership medal with the Swans, the first Irishman to do so. He was plagued with injury throughout his final season... View more info

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The Exotic Rissole

By: Tanveer Ahmed

Price: $14.00

Publisher: Australia, Newsouth: 2011

Seller ID: 245011

ISBN: 1742232558

Condition: Very Good Condition


'I put some rissoles in sandwiches for you two. Dig in.' Lynchy grabbed two and handed me one. We bit into them while sipping our SodaStream-manufactured soft drink. A rush came over me as I tasted the spice-free rissole bursting across my taste buds. It was worth the wait. Can life be too spicy? Suffering from an overload of turmeric and the complexities of growing up in an immigrant Bangladeshi family in Sydney's west, eleven-year-old Tanveer Ahmed thinks it probably can. And so begins an unpredictable, and very entertaining, double life - sampling the delights of Aussie cuisine, joining a c... View more info

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Evening All - 50 Years Over a Hot typewriter

By: Ted Willis

Price: $14.00

Publisher: London, MacMillan: 1991

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 229219

ISBN: 0333546865

Condition: Very Good Condition


Autobiography of the author who created the legendary Dixon of Dock Green, wrote the TV play Woman in a Dressing Gown, and produced so many books and scripts over more than 50 years in the business. 244 pages. Quantity Available: 1. Shipped Weight: 1-2 kilos. Category: Autobiography::Memoir; Biography & Autobiography; ISBN: 0333546865. ISBN/EAN: 9780333546864. Inventory No: 229219. Hardcover View more info

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Green Kiwi

By: Temple Sutherland

Price: $17.50

Publisher: London, Michael Joseph: 1956

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 229298

Condition: Good Condition


Mr Sutherland was born in Dundee, his heart became set on an open air life in particular New Zealand. He arrived with little farming experience and had to learn the hard way. Dust jacket has some light rubbing and small tears to edges with a small piece missing at top of spine edge. 240 pages. Age tanning to pages. Dust Jacket price-clipped. Top corner of front endpaper has been removed. Quantity Available: 1. Shipped Weight: 1-2 kilos. Category: Autobiography::Memoir; Biography & Autobiography; Inventory No: 229298. Hardcover View more info

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Riveren - My Home, Our Country - A Breathtaking Collection of Stories and Photographs by the Author of In The Middle Of Nowhere

By: Terry Underwood

Price: $150.00

Publisher: Sydney, Bantam Books: 2000

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 239679

ISBN: 1863252150

Condition: Very Good Condition


A remote castte station in the heart of the Territory, Riveren captures the essence and colour of life on her beloved Outback station, the people, the animals, the mighty landscape, the dust, the heat, and the life-giving Wet. 80 pages. Quantity Available: 1. Shipped Weight: 1-2 kilos. Category: Australian; Australia; Biography & Autobiography; Autobiography::Memoir. ISBN: 1863252150. ISBN/EAN: 9781863252157. Inventory No: 239679. Hardcover View more info

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In The Middle of Nowhere

By: Terry Underwood

Price: $8.00

Publisher: Sydney, Bantam Books: 1998

Seller ID: 240039

ISBN: 0733801919

Condition: Good Condition


In the Middle of Nowhere is a story of beating the odds, of the power of love and the strength of family ties to overcome every obstacle. Terry met John at St Vincents Hospital, where she was training to be a nurse and he was recuperating from a horse-riding accident. They wrote love letters to each other for five years before marrying. Terry's new home on the huge pastoral lease of Riveren consisted of a tent and a newly drilled bore. The newlyweds literally built their station from scratch, brick by brick, and raised and educated their four children on the station. In the Middle of Nowhere i... View more info

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The Peculiar Memories of Thomas Penman

By: Thomas Penman

Price: $10.00

Publisher: Great Britain, Bloomsbury: 1998

Seller ID: 241566

ISBN: 0747542376

Condition: Good Condition


Thomas Penman is the acclaimed autobiographical debut novel by Oscar-winning screenwriter Bruce Robinson, the author of "Withnail and I". This is the story of a dysfunctional family. It is about a boy and his grandpa, life and death, sex and hate, dog's meat and cancer. It is also about pornography, enemas, Morse codes, puberty, secrets, God and loathing. It is also about love. 278 pages. Foxing to endpapers and page edges. Cover has a crease. Quantity Available: 1. Shipped Weight: Under 1 kilogram. Category: Autobiography::Memoir; Biography & Autobiography; ISBN: 0747542376. ISBN/EAN:... View more info

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Spooling Through: An Irreverent Memoir

By: Tim Bowden

Price: $14.00

Publisher: Australia, Allen & Unwin: 2003

Inscription: Inscribed by Author

Seller ID: 235740

ISBN: 1741140269

Condition: 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 Binchy Delightfully engaging ' Christopher Bantick, Canberra Times A wonderful rollick across half a century of Australian life.' ? Alan Ramsey, Sydney Morning HeraldTim 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 h... View more info

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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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A Leaf In The Bitter Wind - A Memoir

By: Ting-Xing Ye

Price: $10.00

Publisher: Penguin Books: 1998

Seller ID: 226109

ISBN: 0140276971

Condition: Good Condition


Ting-xing Ye was bom in Shanghai, the fourth child of a factory owner who had his business taken from him. By the age of thirteen, both her parents were dead. Then Ye's family were torn apart andscattered by the Cultural Revolution: as her eldest brother struggled to gain acceptance into the Communist Party and a sister eagerly joined a militia, Ye was subjected to torture and deprivation at the prison farm where she laboured. Her change in fortune came with acceptance into Beijing University. From there, Ye was offered a job in the Chinese Secret Police, but instead took a position as a trans... 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 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