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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 broad... 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,... 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 i... 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. I... 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... 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, inv... View more info

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Maalika: My Life Among The Afar Nomads of Africa

By: Valerie Browning and John Little

Price: $12.50

Publisher: Australia, Pan Macmillan: 2009

Edition: Reprint

Seller ID: 246052

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, inv... View more info

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Life, How It Was - The Life and Times of Vic McDougall

By: Vic McDougall

Price: $14.00

Publisher: Western Australia, Pre Press:

Seller ID: 227626

ISBN: 0646410229

Condition: Very Good


145 pages. Illustrated. Quantity Available: 1. Shipped Weight: Under 500 grams. Category: Autobiography::Memoir; Biography & Autobiography; Australian::Australian History. ISBN: 0646410229. ISBN/EAN: 9780646410227. Inventory No: 227626. Paperback 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 classma... 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 sma... 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 Ja... 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 ... View more info

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The Boy With No Shoes - A Memoir

By: William Horwood

Price: $17.00

Publisher: Great Britain, Review / Headline: 2004

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 228085

ISBN: 0755313178

Condition: Good Condition


Five-year-old Jimmy Rova is the unwanted child of a mother who rejects him, growing up among half-siblings who bully him. The one thing he can call his own is a pair of shoes, a present from the only person he feels has ever loved him. Only the arrival of his grandmother, and their move to a dilapidated house in the old fishing quarter of an east Kent coastal town - where the warm-hearted community befriends Jimmy and shows him how to love and be loved - reveals a way ou... View more info

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Life and Struggles of William Lovett - In His Pursuit of Bread, Knowledge and Freedom, with some short Account of the Different Associations he belonged to and of the Opinions he entertained [The Fitzroy Edition]

By: William Lovett

Price: $14.00

Publisher: Great Britain, Macgibbon & Kee: 1967

Seller ID: 225211

Condition: Very Good Condition


Preface by R. H. Tawney. 334 pages. Dust Jacket price-clipped. Quantity Available: 1. Shipped Weight: 1-2 kilos. Category: Autobiography::Memoir; Biography & Autobiography; Inventory No: 225211. Hardcover View more info

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Worse Things Happen At Sea - Tales Of Life, Love, Family And The Everyday Beauty In Between

By: William McInnes & Sarah Watt

Price: $17.00

Publisher: Australia, Hatchette: 2011

Seller ID: 246423

ISBN: 0733628028

Condition: Very Good Condition


251 pages. Illustrated with colour photographs. Quantity Available: 1. Shipped Weight: 1-2 kilos. Category: Australian; Biography & Autobiography; Autobiography::Memoir. ISBN/EAN: 9780733628023. Inventory No: 246423. Hardcover View more info