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  • Phosphorescence - Winner of the Australian Book Industry BOOK OF THE YEAR AWARD 2021

    by Julia Baird ...
    The national bestseller, Phosphorescence is a beautiful, intimate and inspiring investigation into how we can find and nurture within ourselves that essential quality of internal happiness - the 'light within' - which will sustain us even through the darkest times.WINNER OF THE ABIA BOOK OF THE YEAR 2021Over the last decade, we have become better at knowing what brings us contentment, well-being ... Read more

    $9.99 AUD

  • Daring to Fly

    The TV star on facing fear and finding joy on a deadline

    by Lisa Millar ...
    There are significant moments in life that you only really appreciate long after they have passed ... And then there are moments that are so magnificent you understand in an instant that they need to be treasured because the universe is offering you something truly inspiring.Lisa Millar has spent her whole life showing up, getting things done and making things happen. Despite the risks, despite ... Read more

    $16.99 AUD

  • Will She Do?

    Act One of a Life on Stage

    by Eileen Atkins ...
    series Eileen Atkins
    'She is the cur's cods, the terrier's testicles, the business. I will go farther and declare that Atkins is the finest actor appearing in the world right now' - A. A. GillWill She Do? is the story of a girl from a council estate in Tottenham, born in 1934 to an electric-meter reader and a seamstress, who was determined to be an actress.Candid and witty, this memoir takes her from her awkward ... Read more

    $15.99 AUD

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  • First Man In: Leading from the Front

    by Ant Middleton ...
    NUMBER 1 SUNDAY TIMES BESTSELLERNo one is born a leader. But through sheer determination and by confronting life’s challenges, Ant Middleton has come to know the meaning of true leadership. In First Man In, he shares the core lessons he’s learned over the course of his fascinating, exhilarating life.Special forces training is no walk in the park. The rules are strict and they make sure you learn ... Read more

    $13.99 AUD

  • The 007 Diaries

    Filming Live and Let Die

    Out of print for over forty years, The 007 Diaries introduces Roger Moore’s James Bond Diary to a new generation of fans. To tie in with the release of his first James Bond film, Live and Let Die, Roger Moore agreed to keep a day-by-day diary throughout the film’s production, which would be published just ahead of the premiere in July 1973. From his unveiling as the new 007 in 1972 through to his ... Read more

    $1.99 AUD

  • The 4 Word Answer

    Who Are You in 4 Words?

    by Rob Shuter ...
    Working for the biggest stars in the world—Jennifer Lopez, P. Diddy, Alicia Keys, and Jessica Simpson, officially as a publicist but in reality, as a confidante—Rob Shuter has seen it all. In fifteen years as a celebrity publicist, Rob has been privileged to have a front-row seat to the most successful people in the world.Before Jessica Simpson told then-husband Nick Lachey that they were getting ... Read more

    $13.99 AUD

  • Watching Neighbours Twice a Day...

    How ’90s TV (Almost) Prepared Me For Life: THE SUNDAY TIMES BESTSELLER

    'A wonderful blend of nostalgia, hilarity and personal anecdotes that only Josh Widdicombe could deliver' James Acaster'Brilliantly observed' Romesh Ranganathan'Beautifully written, cleverly crafted and charmingly funny' Adam Hills'This is a book about growing up in the '90s told through the thing that mattered most to me, the television programmes I watched. For my generation television was the ... Read more

    $16.05 AUD

  • Perfect Sound Whatever

    THE SUNDAY TIMES BESTSELLER

    by James Acaster ...
    *The Sunday Times Bestseller*The brand new memoir from James Acaster: cult comedian, bestselling author of Classic Scrapes, undercover cop, receiver of cabbages.PERFECT SOUND WHATEVER is a love letter to the healing power of music, and how one man's obsessive quest saw him defeat the bullshit of one year with the beauty of another. Because that one man is James Acaster, it also includes tales of ... Read more

    $12.99 AUD

  • The Price of Fortune

    The Untold Story of Being James Packer

    by Damon Kitney ...
    The acclaimed biography of James Packer.James Packer turns to Greek mythology in an attempt to explain the most exciting yet tumultuous period of his 50 years on earth."I was like Icarus," the billionaire tells his biographer, journalist Damon Kitney, of the heady days of 2016 when he broke up with pop star Mariah Carey, abandoned living in Hollywood and Israel, left the global casino stage, and ... Read more

    $11.99 AUD $3.99 AUD

  • From the Inside: Chopper 1

    series Chopper #1
    The book that inspired Channel Nine's Underbelly: ChopperFrom streetfighter to standover man, gunman to underworld executioner, Mark Brandon 'Chopper' Read was earmarked for death a dozen times but somehow lived to tell the tale. This is it. Chopper: From The Inside became a best-seller on its release in 1991, spawning a series of books that have today sold over 500,000 copies around the world. ... Read more

    $4.99 AUD

  • Nellie

    The life and loves of Dame Nellie Melba

    AUSTRALIA'S FIRST INTERNATIONAL SUPERSTARWhen most Australians think of Nellie Melba they picture a squarish middle-aged woman dressed in furs and large hats, an imperious Dame whose voice ruled the world for three decades. But there was much more to her life than adulation and riches.To succeed she had to overcome social expectations, misogyny and tall-poppy syndrome. She endured the violence of ... Read more

    $20.45 AUD

  • The Durrells of Corfu

    by Michael Haag ...
    The Durrell family are immortalised in Gerald Durrell's My Family and Other Animals and its ITV adaptation, The Durrells. But what of the real life Durrells? Why did they go to Corfu in the first place - and what happened to them after they left?The real story of the Durrells is as surprising and fascinating as anything in Gerry's books, and Michael Haag, with his first hand knowledge of the ... Read more

    $10.11 AUD

  • Mary's Last Dance

    The untold story of the wife of Mao's Last Dancer

    by Mary Li ...
    The highly anticipated memoir of Australian ballerina Mary Li – and the long-awaited sequel to her husband Li Cunxin's bestselling memoir, Mao's Last Dancer.Mary’s Last Dance is a powerful and uplifting memoir about chasing an impossible dream, and sacrificing one’s own ambition for the love of a child. It is a moving and unforgettable story of passion, dedication and devotion – and the highly ... Read more

    $14.99 AUD

  • James Acaster's Classic Scrapes - The Hilarious Sunday Times Bestseller

    by James Acaster ...
    **THE SUNDAY TIMES BESTSELLER**'I don't think I've ever read a book that has made me cry with laughter as much as this one. It was very difficult reading it in public as I looked like a madman' - Richard HerringJames Acaster has been nominated for the Edinburgh Comedy Award five times and has appeared on prime-time TV shows like TASKMASTER, MOCK THE WEEK, LIVE AT THE APOLLO... ... Read more

    $11.99 AUD

  • Can You Make This Thing Go Faster?

    The hilarious new collection of stories and observations from Jeremy Clarkson - setting our off-kilter world to rights with thigh-slapping wit once again.Who is that tractor-driving Gentleman Farmer?Has Jeremy turned into a horny-handed son of the soil?These and other perplexing questions may or may not be answered in the latest volume of Clarkson's utterly unbiased musings on life, the universe ... Read more

    $10.99 AUD

  • Born A Crime

    Stories from a South African Childhood

    by Trevor Noah ...
    WINNER OF THE THURBER PRIZEThe compelling, inspiring, (often comic) coming-of-age story of Trevor Noah, set during the twilight of apartheid and the tumultuous days of freedom that followed.One of the comedy world's brightest new voices, Trevor Noah is a light-footed but sharp-minded observer of the absurdities of politics, race and identity, sharing jokes and insights drawn from the wealth of ... Read more

    $11.99 AUD

  • Always Look on the Bright Side of Life

    A Sortabiography

    by Eric Idle ...
    Best known for his unforgettable roles in Monty Python, from the Flying Circus to The Meaning of Life, Eric Idle reflects on the meaning of his own life in this brilliantly entertaining memoir that takes us on an unforgettable journey from his childhood in an austere boarding school through his successful career in comedy, television, theatre and film.Coming of age as a writer and comedian during ... Read more

    $12.99 AUD

  • Happy Endings

    by Bella Green ...
    Bella Green is a Sunday-afternoon sex worker. Divorced dads, IT nerds, international students - she's here for the idiosyncrasies of human behaviour, for soothing the lonely. But really for the cash.From an entrepreneurial kid to a young woman trying to find herself (and desperate to stay out of call centres), Bella started sex work for the glamour and the taboo. Instead, she found her place in ... Read more

    $16.99 AUD

  • Bombshell

    The Night Bobby Kennedy Killed Marilyn Monroe

    ‘Bobby called. He’s coming to California. He wants to see me.’Drawing on secret police files, Marilyn Monroe's private diary and never before published first-hand testimony, this book proves that Robert Kennedy was directly responsible for her death. It details the legendary star's tumultuous personal involvement with him and his brother, President John Kennedy, and how they sought to silence her ... Read more

    $8.46 AUD

  • The Story of the Trapp Family Singers

    by Maria A Trapp ...
    With nearly 1,500 Broadway performances, six Tony Awards, more than three million albums sold, and five Academy Awards, The Sound of Music, based on the lives of Maria, the baron, and their singing children, is as familiar to most of us as our own family history. But much about the real-life woman and her family was left untold.Here, Baroness Maria Augusta Trapp tells in her own beautiful, simple ... Read more

    $18.99 AUD

  • AC/DC

    Hell Ain't a Bad Place to Be

    by Mick Wall ...
    Mick Wall penetrates the closed world of Aussie rock legends AC/DC.AC/DC moved to Britain from Sydney in 1975, and soon set up a residency at London's Marquee Club. Their short hair (including the odd mullet), loud rock and attitude chimed well with the lingering pub rock and soon-to-be punk crowd. They weren't really a band for guitar solos, and singer Bon Scott was the original bike-riding, ... Read more

    $11.99 AUD

  • Working Class Boy

    by Jimmy Barnes ...
    A household name, an Australian rock icon, the elder statesman of Ozrock - there isn't an accolade or cliche that doesn't apply to Jimmy Barnes. But long before Cold Chisel and Barnesy, long before the tall tales of success and excess, there was the true story of James Dixon Swan - a working class boy whose family made the journey from Scotland to Australia in search of a better life.Working Class ... Read more

    $14.99 AUD

  • Tall Tales and Wee Stories

    The Best of Billy Connolly

    THE SUNDAY TIMES BESTSELLER'Connolly's raucous run through his life is as furious, funny and foul-mouthed as you'd expect' Sunday TimesIn December 2018, after fifty years of belly-laughs, energy and outrage, Billy Connolly announced his retirement from live stand-up comedy. It had been an extraordinary career.When he first started out in the late sixties, Billy played the banjo in the folk clubs ... Read more

    $12.99 AUD

  • No Shame

    the hilarious and candid memoir from one of our best-loved comedians

    by Tom Allen ...
    'Excellent - I inhaled it, I absolutely loved it!... it's moving, and funny...It's a beautiful, beautiful read...for anyone who wants to laugh and be charmed'CLAUDIA WINKLEMAN, BBC Radio 2'Wonderfully funny, utterly charming and sharp as all Hell'SARAH MILLICAN'Tom Allen is one of the funniest comedians in the UK, the best dressed man I know and now it turns out he is a superb writer. I hate him ... Read more

    $12.99 AUD