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  • 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

  • My Trade Is Mystery

    Seven Meditations from a Life in Writing

    by Carl Phillips ...
    An invaluable companion for writers at every stage of their journey to make the writing life a more complex and cooperative ventureIn this intimate and eloquent meditation, the award-winning poet Carl Phillips shares lessons he has learned about what he calls an “apprenticeship to what can never fully be mastered,” through forty years of teaching and mentoring emerging writers. He weaves together ... Read more

    $23.99 AUD

  • Paperweight

    by Stephen Fry ...
    A hilarious collection of the many articles written by Stephen Fry for magazines, newspapers and radio. It includes selected wireless essays of Donald Trefusis, the ageing professor of philology brought to life in Fry's novel The Liar, and the best of Fry's weekly column for the Daily Telegraph.Perfect to dip into but just as enjoyable to read cover to cover, this book, perhaps more than any other ... Read more

    $14.99 AUD

  • The Liars' Club

    A Memoir (Penguin Classics Deluxe Edition)

    by Mary Karr ...
    series Penguin Classics Deluxe Edition
    **#4 on The New York Times’ list of The 50 Best Memoirs of the Past 50 YearsThe New York Times bestselling, hilarious tale of a hardscrabble Texas childhood that Oprah.com calls the best memoir of a generation“Wickedly funny and always movingly illuminating, thanks to kick-ass storytelling and a poet’s ear.” —Oprah.com**The Liars’ Club took the world by storm and raised the art of the memoir to an ... Read more

    $12.99 AUD

  • Shirley Hazzard: A Writing Life

    The authorised biography of Shirley Hazzard, one of the greatest writers in the English language, author of The Transit of Venus and winner of the National Book Award 'Lambent, discerning, deeply intelligent and empathetic' Lucy Scholes, Financial Times 'Impeccably researched and deeply incisive' Lily King, New York Times 'A refined, deeply insightful perspective' Chloe Schama, Vogue<.. ... Read more

    $16.99 AUD

  • Butterfly on a Pin

    by Alannah Hill ...
    'Raw and real and funny and sad – I could not put this book down' – Jane Kennedy'You might expect fluff and fashion ... what you get is harrowing, full-strength, funny and deeply satisfying' – Zoë Foster BlakeUnflinching, funny, shocking, inspiring and tender: this is a story like no other.Alannah Hill, one of Australia’s most successful fashion designers, created an international fashion brand ... Read more

    $10.99 AUD

  • Unfettered and Alive

    A memoir

    by Anne Summers ...
    'I was born into a world that expected very little of women like me. We were meant to tread lightly on the earth, influencing events through our husbands and children, if at all. We were meant to fade into invisibility as we aged. I defied all of these expectations and so have millions of women like me.'This is the compelling story of Anne Summers' extraordinary life. Her story has her travelling ... Read more

    $22.99 AUD

  • We Were Rich and We Didn't Know It

    A Memoir of My Irish Boyhood

    by Tom Phelan ...
    “You don’t have to be Irish to cherish this literary gift—just being human and curious and from a family will suffice.” —Malachy McCourt, New York Times bestselling author of A Monk SwimmingIn the tradition of Frank McCourt’s Angela’s Ashes and Alice Taylor’s To School Through the Fields, Tom Phelan’s We Were Rich and We Didn’t Know It is a heartfelt and masterfully written memoir of growing up in ... Read more

    $17.99 AUD

  • So Greek: Confessions of a Conservative Leftie

    by Niki Savva ...
    From one of the most senior correspondents in the Canberra Press Gallery comes a rare account of life as a political insider. Born in a small village in Cyprus, Niki Savva spent her childhood in Melbournes working-class suburbs ­ frontiers where locals were suspicious of olive oil, and Greek kids spoke Gringlish to their parents. Only a few decades later, despite all the challenges of being a ... Read more

    $15.99 AUD

  • Vivienne Westwood: An Unfashionable Life

    by Jane Mulvagh ...
    The acclaimed biography of one of England’s great eccentrics and leading fashion designers.For three decades, Vivienne Westwood has been Britain’s most consistently original, outrageous, eccentric and controversial designer. In that time she has evolved from an iconoclastic outsider to an internationally revered figure, with two British Designer of the Year awards, an OBE, her own successful ... Read more

    $13.99 AUD

  • 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

    $12.99 AUD

  • Novelist as a Vocation

    The master storyteller on writing and creativity

    Translated by Philip Gabriel, Ted Goossen ...
    Discover the secrets of one of the world's most successful writers. This is the ultimate Christmas gift for aspiring writers and Murakami fans alike.In this engaging book, the internationally best-selling author and famously reclusive writer shares with readers what he thinks about being a novelist; his thoughts on the role of the novel in our society; his own origins as a writer; and his musings ... Read more

    $14.99 AUD

  • Childhood

    A Memoir

    by Shannon Burns ...
    Things may have been good for a while, but it didn’t last: they argued fiercely and he left. Weeks later, she tracked him down and said she was pregnant. So he moved back in with her and they prepared themselves for parenthood.Eleven months later I was born. By the time my father discovered the deception, it was too late.In this arresting memoir, Shannon Burns recalls a childhood spent bouncing ... Read more

    $23.99 AUD

  • Secret Lives of Great Authors

    What Your Teachers Never Told You about Famous Novelists, Poets, and Playwrights

    Book 4 - Secret Lives
    **The strange-but-true tales of the rumors, idiosyncrasies, and feuds of literary legends—including Agatha Christie, F. Scott Fitzgerald, William Shakespeare, and moreThis fascinating—and shocking!—tour through the lives of classic literature icons is the perfect stocking stuffer for book lovers and fans of little-known history.**With outrageous and uncensored profiles of everyone from William ... Read more

    $19.99 AUD

  • Cross of Snow

    A Life of Henry Wadsworth Longfellow

    A major literary biography of America's best-loved nineteenth-century poet, the first in more than fifty years, and a much-needed reassessment for the twenty-first century of a writer whose stature and celebrity were unparalleled in his time, whose work helped to explain America's new world not only to Americans but to Europe and beyond. From the author of On Paper ("Buoyant"--The New Yorker; ... Read more

    $15.99 AUD

  • This Time Next Year We'll Be Laughing

    **A 2021 Edgar Award Nominee for Best Critical/Biographical“Jacqueline Winspear has created a memoir of her English childhood that is every bit as engaging as her Maisie Dobbs novels, just as rich in character and detail, history and humanity. Her writing is lovely, elegant and welcoming.”—Anne LamottThe New York Times bestselling author of the Maisie Dobbs series offers a deeply personal memoir ... Read more

    $19.99 AUD $2.99 AUD

  • Australia Day

    by Stan Grant ...
    'As uncomfortable as it is, we need to reckon with our history. On January 26, no Australian can really look away.'Since publishing his critically acclaimed, Walkley Award-winning, bestselling memoir Talking to My Country in early 2016, Stan Grant has been crossing the country, talking to huge crowds everywhere about how racism is at the heart of our history and the Australian dream. But Stan ... Read more

    $14.99 AUD

  • How to End a Story

    Diaries: 1995–1998

    by Helen Garner ...
    Book 3 - Diaries
    Helen Garner’s third volume of diaries is an account of a woman fighting to hold on to a marriage that is disintegrating around her.Living with a powerfully ambitious writer who is consumed by his work, and trying to find a place for her own spirit to thrive, she rails against the confines. At the same time she is desperate to find the truth in their relationship – and the truth of her own self ... Read more

    $23.99 AUD $17.99 AUD

  • Ex Libris: 100+ Books to Read and Reread

    From ‘the most powerful book critic in the English-speaking world’ (Vanity Fair) comes an inspiring and beautifully illustrated selection of the life-changing books that none of us should miss‘Why do we love books so much?’For legendary literary critic Michiko Kakutani, books have always been an escape and a sanctuary, the characters of some novels feeling so real to her childhood self that she ... Read more

    $9.99 AUD

  • Three-Martini Afternoons at the Ritz

    The Rebellion of Sylvia Plath & Anne Sexton

    by Gail Crowther ...
    Named a Best Book of 2021 by the Los Angeles TimesA vividly rendered and empathetic exploration of how two of the greatest poets of the 20th century—Sylvia Plath and Anne Sexton—became bitter rivals and, eventually, friends.Introduced at a workshop in Boston University led by the acclaimed and famous poet Robert Lowell, Sylvia Plath and Anne Sexton formed a friendship that would soon evolve into a ... Read more

    $14.99 AUD

  • JD Robb Books in Order: In Death series (Eve Dallas series), In Death short stories, and standalone novels, plus a JD Robb biography.

    Book 8 - Series Order
    JD ROBB BOOKS IN ORDERHow To Make Great Thrillers Even Better!2022 Edition: This is the most comprehensive JD Robb book order and checklist available. It's a complete bibliography and biography, which includes:• In Death series in order (Eve Dallas series in order)• In Death short stories in order• a complete list of standalone novels• a JD Robb biographyBy knowing the In Death book order, you’ll ... Read more

    $1.20 AUD

  • Out of Sheer Rage

    In the Shadow of D. H. Lawrence

    by Geoff Dyer ...
    series Canons
    Dyer was a talented young writer and determined to write a study of D.H. Lawrence. But when he sat down to write the book, he found himself distracted by . . . everything! Welcome to the world of Dyer! Gripped by indecision at every turn, he agonises over where to settle down to write, whether or not he should move in with his almost-girlfriend, and even which edition of Lawrence's poems to pack ... Read more

    $16.99 AUD

  • A Writing Life

    Helen Garner and Her Work

    ‘This is literary critique and biography at its finest. Australian Financial ReviewHelen Garner is one of Australia’s most important and most admired writers. She is revered for her fearless honesty in the pursuit of her craft.But Garner also courts controversy, not least because she refuses to be constrained by the rules of literary form. She has never been afraid to write herself into her ... Read more

    $28.99 AUD

  • What Lips My Lips Have Kissed

    The Loves and Love Poems of Edna St. Vincent Millay

    A noted biographer and poet illuminates the unique woman who wrote the greatest American love poetry of the twentieth centuryWhat Lips My Lips Have Kissed is the story of a rare sort of American genius, who grew up in grinding poverty in Camden, Maine. Nothing could save the sensitive child but her talent for words, music and drama, and an inexorable desire to be loved. When she was twenty, her ... Read more

    $11.99 AUD