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  • Wifedom

    Mrs Orwell's Invisible Life

    by Anna Funder ...
    * A NEW YORK TIMES NOTABLE BOOK OF 2023 * * THE FINANCIAL TIMES BEST BOOKS OF 2023 - LITERARY NON-FICTION *'Simply, a masterpiece. Here, Anna Funder not only re-makes the art of biography, she resurrects a woman in full. And this in a narrative that grips the reader and unfolds through some of the most consequential moments - historical and cultural - of the twentieth century.' GERALDINE BROOKS ... Read more

    $18.99 AUD

  • Balcony Over Jerusalem

    A Middle East Memoir - Israel, Palestine and Beyond

    by John Lyons ...
    An intimate account of the Israel-Palestine conflict and beyond, from one of Australia's most experienced foreign correspondents.Now updated with a foreword by Stan Grant and a new author's note.'Lyons knows if you stand with the suffering, you're closer to the truth' Stan Grant, award-winning journalist and bestselling author'A penetrating analysis of power with empathy for the human story' Sarah ... Read more

    $4.99 AUD or Free with Kobo Plus

  • The Last Love of George Sand

    A Literary Biography

    George Sand is one the most celebrated writers and controversial personalities of nineteenth-century France; she is as famous for her bohemian lifestyle as for her written work. The Last Love of George Sand portrays the writer, political activist, and cultural figure as she starts a new chapter in her ever-surprising life: the mature years with her last lover, the young and talented engraver ... Read more

    $18.99 AUD $1.99 AUD

  • Blindsided by the Taliban

    A Journalist's Story of War, Trauma, Love, and Loss

    I turn to see a rocket-propelled grenade screaming toward me. The ordnance strikes me in the side of the head, instantly blinding me in one eye and crushing the right side of my face.On September 9, 2010, while embedded with an Army unit and talking with locals in a small village in eastern Afghanistan, journalist Carmen Gentile was struck in the face by a rocket propelled grenade. Inexplicably, ... Read more

    $23.99 AUD

  • A Death in the Family

    by James Agee ...
    Set in Knoxville, Tennessee, A Death in the Family is an autobiographical novel by author James Agee. Published posthumously in 1957, A Death in the Family won the Pulitzer Prize for Fiction in 1958. The novel is based on events that took place in 1915 when Agee’s father was killed in a car accident coming back from his own father’s funeral. The novel was adapted into a Pulitzer-Prize winning play ... Read more

    $2.34 AUD

  • Capote's Women



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  • Love Stories

    Uplifting True Stories about Love from the Internationally Bestselling Author of Boy Swallows Universe

    by Trent Dalton ...
    WINNER, INDIE BOOK AWARDS 2022 BOOK OF THE YEARTrent Dalton, Australia's best-loved writer, goes out into the world and asks a simple, direct question: 'Can you please tell me a love story?'A blind man yearns to see the face of his wife of thirty years. A divorced mother has a secret love affair with a priest. A geologist discovers a three-minute video recorded by his wife before she died. A tree ... Read more

    $15.99 AUD

  • The Drone Eats With Me

    Diaries From a City Under Fire

    by Atef Abu Saif ...
    On 7 July 2014, in an apparent response to the murder of three teenagers, Israel launched a major offensive against the Gaza Strip, lasting 51 days, killing 2145 Palestinians (578 of them children), injuring over 11,000, and demolishing 17,200 homes.The global outcry at this collective punishment of an already persecuted people was followed by widespread astonishment at the pro-Israeli bias of ... Read more

    $9.63 AUD

  • My Year Of Living Vulnerably

    by Rick Morton ...
    From Rick Morton, the author of the bestselling, critically acclaimed memoir One Hundred Years of Dirt comes a dazzlingly brilliant book about love, trauma and recovery, My Year of Living Vulnerably.'Wonderfully readable and wide-ranging exploration of the visible and invisible touchstones of our lives ... this is nourishing reading for our lonely, frightening and fraught times. Part self-help ... Read more

    $12.99 AUD

  • The Unexpected Joy of Being Sober


    Series series The Unexpected Joy Of
    THE SUNDAY TIMES BESTSELLER'Not remotely preachy' - The Times'Jaunty, shrewd and convincing' - Sunday Telegraph'Admirably honest, light, bubbly and remarkably rarely annoying.' - Alice O'Keeffe, Guardian'Truthful, modern and real' - Stylist'Brave, witty and brilliantly written' - Marie Claire</strong... ... Read more

    $11.99 AUD

  • American Mother

    'An extraordinary story of grace, forgiveness and moral courage' Patrick Radden KeefeA 2024 HIGHLIGHT IN THE OBSERVER, GUARDIAN AND IRISH TIMESThe English language has no specific word for the parent that has lost a child. There exist words for orphan, widow and widower, but there is no word that captures and conveys this tragic type of loss.It has been eleven years since Diane Foley's son, the ... Read more

    $22.99 AUD $17.99 AUD

  • On Leopard Rock: A Life of Adventures

    by Wilbur Smith ...
    Wilbur Smith has lived an incredible life of adventure, and now he shares the extraordinary true stories that have inspired his fiction.I've been writing novels for over fifty years. I was lucky enough to miss the big wars and not get shot, but lucky enough to grow up among the heroes who had served in them and learn from their example. I have lucked into things continuously. I have done things ... Read more

    $9.99 AUD

  • Testament of Youth

    by Vera Brittain ...
    'A haunting elegy for a lost generation' THE TIMESThis classic memoir of the First World War - including an afterword by Kate Mosse OBE.'Sublimely moving... this is a truly great book' DAILY MAIL'A heartbreaking account of the impact of the First World War' SUNDAY TIMES**'**Vera Brittain's heart-rending account of the way her generation's lives changed is still as shocking and moving as ever'< ... Read more

    $12.99 AUD

  • Against Wind and Tide

    Letters and Journals, 1947-1986

    Why, as an eager and talented writer, has Anne Morrow Lindbergh published so relatively little in forty years of marriage?” asked reviewer John Barkham in 1970. “After a promising start with those first books on flying, she tapered off into long silences broken by an infrequent volume of verse or prose.” Many years later, Lindbergh replied with a quote from Harriet Beecher Stowe, who claimed that ... Read more

    $17.99 AUD

  • Motherwell

    The moving memoir of growing up in 60s and 70s working class Scotland

    by Deborah Orr ...
    *THE NO.3 SUNDAY TIMES BESTSELLER*'Raw, compelling, wise and tender' Dolly Alderton'Motherwell is razor-sharp, fearless and wonderful' Adam Kay'Utterly candid and staggeringly good, both as the history of a woman and the history of a place' India KnightJust shy of 18, Deborah Orr left Motherwell - the town she both loved and hated - to go to university. It was a decision ... ... Read more

    $12.99 AUD

  • Searching for the Secret River

    Searching for the Secret River is the extraordinary story of how Kate Grenville came to write her award-winning novel, The Secret River.It all began with her ancestor Solomon Wiseman - transported to New South Wales for the term of his natural life - who later became a wealthy man and built his colonial mansion on the Hawkesbury. Increasingly obsessed with his story, Grenville pursued him from ... Read more

    $19.99 AUD

  • A Bite of the Apple

    A Life with Books, Writers and Virago

    'The moment I got my job at Virago in 1978 I knew it would be a long time before I would leave. I certainly wouldn't have had the brazen hope then-only twenty-five and very recently new to Britain-that I would ever become the Publisher, but I did know that I had found my home: where books, ideas, politics, imagination, feminism, and business was the air we breathed . . .' A Bite of the Apple is ... Read more

    $29.99 AUD

  • The Day Gone By

    An Autobiography

    by Richard Adams ...
    Richard Adams, author of 'Watership Down' and described recently as a legend of literature, was born in Newbury in 1920 as the replacement for a baby brother who died in the great influenza epidemic of 1917-19. His mother was well over 40 at the time of his birth, and his was a solitary childhood spent in a large garden. Here he explains how his days spent watching bird, beetles and wild creatures ... Read more

    $6.49 AUD or Free with Kobo Plus

  • Down and Out in Paris and London

    by George Orwell ...
    "Down and Out in Paris and London" is a memoir on poverty by George Orwell published in 1933. It details his time spent in Paris and London just before publishing his first novel. He gives details of working in Paris in near homeless conditions as well as travel experiences in London.When Orwell first left his post in Burma as a police officer, he moved to London to travel and publish material for ... Read more

    $0.99 AUD or Free with Kobo Plus

  • Stay True

    Winner of the Pulitzer Prize in Memoir

    by Hua Hsu ...
    **Winner of the Pulitzer Prize in MemoirA Best Book of the Year: New York Times, Vogue, The New Yorker, The Washington Post, TIME, Rolling Stone'One of the best nonfiction books about friendship ever, right up there with Patti Smith’s Just Kids’ –** The AtlanticWhen Hua Hsu first meets Ken in a Berkeley dorm room, he hates him. A frat boy with terrible taste in music, Ken seems exactly like ... Read more

    $16.99 AUD

  • Is There Still Sex in the City?

    And Just Like That... 25 Years of Sex and the City

    'Funny and honest dispatches from the world of modern dating' Vogue'Bushnell's voice is as knowing and sharp as ever' Washington Post'Bittersweet, amusing and well observed' Viv Groskop, Guardian'Fuelled by chilled rosé, Sex and the City scribe Candace Bushnell is masterfully decoding a new era of single life' USA TodayCandace Bus... ... Read more

    $12.99 AUD

  • All in One Basket

    A Memoir

    In her beguiling memoir, Wait for Me!, Deborah Mitford, Duchess of Devonshire (and the youngest of the famously witty brood of writers, agitators, and icons), recounted her eventful life with wit and grace. All in One Basket collects the Duchess of Devonshire's breezy, occasional writings and provides a disarming look at a life lived with great zest and originality.All in One Basket combines two ... Read more

    $11.99 AUD

  • Madrid

    Series series Imago Mundi
    Un emocionante relato, personal y literario, sobre la historia de Madrid desde sus inicios hasta hoy.PREMIO LAS LIBRERÍAS RECOMIENDAN 2021 AL MEJOR LIBRO DE NO FICCIÓN14.ª edición«Mezcla de guía urbana, relato personal, erudición histórica y jugoso anecdotario, Madrid de Trapiello es un vasto disfrute aun para los que no somos del lugar y puede que especialmente para los que no somos del lugar y ... Read more

    $12.99 AUD

  • Hons and Rebels

    The Mitford Family Memoir

    Series series W&N Essentials
    'This book is just about my favourite book of all time ... I'm not entirely convinced I could like somebody who didn't like this book ... it's funny and moving and gives you an insight into this extraordinary moment as the war is about to begin ... it's so vivid, and what's more, it's incredibly current' Robert Rinder, BBC Radio 4'Wonderfully funny and very poignant' Philip Toynbee'More than an ... Read more

    $12.99 AUD