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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

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A Foreign Affair: A Passionate Life in Four Languages

By: Valerie barnes

Price: $10.00

Publisher: Great Britain, Bantam Books: 2004

Seller ID: 245588

ISBN: 1863253750

Condition: Good Condition


Walking along the drab, grey streets past bomb craters and piles of rubble, I day-dreamed about a more romantic world where people spoke exotic languages, played music, and sang and danced with passion.' Trapped in the austerity of post-war London, 20-year-old Valerie Barnes dreamt of the good times promised by the wartime songs. Then two chance meetings catapulted her into a high-flying career at the UN in Geneva and the arms of a glamorous Frenchman... Joining an elite breed of independent women who travelled the world in the 1950s and 1960s, Valerie lived a jetset life as an interpreter, wo... View more info

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Maalika: My Life Among The Afar Nomads of Africa

By: Valerie Browning and John Little

Price: $14.00

Publisher: Australia, Pan Macmillan: 2009

Edition: Reprint

Seller ID: 234909

ISBN: 1405038454

Condition: Very Good Condition


In 1973, Valerie Browning, a young Sydney nurse, volunteered to go to Ethiopia to help the victims of a devastating famine. She had little conception of Africa or Africans, and yet the continent and its people would become the guiding force of her life. Galvanised by the suffering she witnessed in Ethiopia, on her return to Australia she became a human rights and aid activist for the people of the Horn of Africa. Valerie's work led her back to Africa again and again, involving her – at considerable risk to herself – in the armed liberation conflicts of the region. Even as she discovered br... View more info

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Rites - A Guatemalan Boyhood

By: Victor Perera

Price: $14.00

Publisher: Great Britain, Andre Deutsch: 1986

Edition: First UK Edition

Seller ID: 227354

ISBN: 0233979778

Condition: Very Good Condition


Its setting is uniquely exotic: the Jewish community in Guatemala, a country haunted by its violent history. The author recalls the turmoil of his surroundings, and the conflict between the Jewish family rites of his home and the crippling macho code of Latin America, with an often subversive wit and with devastating clarity. It was not a safe world, for a moment: the army political strife and homosexual prostitution soon claimed their victims from among Perera's classmates. But he recalls it with tenderness, nevertheless, and makes sense of the violence - between fathers and sons, rulers and ... View more info

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Confessions of a Writer

By: Vincent Brome

Price: $15.00

Publisher: London, Hutchinson: 1970

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 227527

ISBN: 0091037905

Condition: Near Fine Condition


It is an audaciously frank account of the intellectual, emotional and social development of a self-educated young man, whose dedication to the writer's life carried him through appalling hazards. The theme of the book is the interminable struggle between making concessions to earning a living and maintaining literary standards. Above all the book vividly evokes what it really means to be an independent writer in this modern age. 272 pages. Dust jacket has rubbing and small tears to edges and corners and associated wear. Dust Jacket price-clipped. Previous owners name on front endpaper. Quantit... View more info

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My Picture Gallery 1886-1901

By: Viscountess Milner

Price: $30.00

Publisher: London, John Murray: 1951

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 232698

Condition: Very Good Condition


Daughter of Admiral Maxse, first married to Lord Edward Cecil. With the South African war she went out to the Cape and there met and entered into close friendship with Cecil Rhodes, Dr Jameson and others. Lord Milner, High Commissioner for South Africa and Governor General of Cape Colony. The vivid picture of the South Africa and the war is given in extracts from her letters home and her day-to-day diaries. Foxing to covers. 250 pages. Foxing to outer page edges. Dust Jacket price-clipped. Quantity Available: 1. Shipped Weight: 1-2 kilos. Category: Autobiography::Memoir; Biography & Autobiogra... View more info

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Sugar In the Blood

By: W. S. [Bill] Oliver

Price: $12.00

Publisher: Australia, Self Published: 1997

Seller ID: 248218

Condition: Very Good Condition


This autobiography is about his life in India as a small child, and his journey to Australia at the age of six. He relates his 37 years in the sugar industry, where he made many friends in and outside CSR Ltd. The book is a collection of the more light hearted memories and events in his life. 138 pages. Quantity Available: 1. Shipped Weight: Under 1 kilogram. Category: Autobiography::Memoir; Biography & Autobiography; Inventory No: 248218. Paperback View more info

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The End Of Your Life Bookclub

By: Will Schwalle

Price: $12.00

Publisher: Great Britain, Two Roads: 2012

Seller ID: 248382

ISBN: 1444706373

Condition: Very Good Condition


Mary Anne Schwalbe is waiting for her chemotherapy treatments when Will casually asks her what she's reading. The conversation they have grows into tradition: soon they are reading the same books so they can have something to talk about in the hospital waiting room. Their choices range from classic (Howards End) to popular (The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo), from fantastic (The Hobbit) to spiritual (Jon Kabat-Zinn), with many in between. We hear their passion for reading and their love for each other in their intimate and searching discussions. A profoundly moving testament to the power of love... View more info