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  • The Orphan Twins

    by Lesley Eames ...
    An unputdownable saga about love and family, guaranteed to warm your heart this winter...London, 1910. Lily is ten years old when she realises her grandmother, a washerwoman in the backstreets of London's Bermondsey, is seriously ill. She's determined to do what can she can to help and keep her grandmother's illness a secret – even from her beloved twin, Artie. But Gran isn't getting any better, ... Read more

    $5.49 AUD or Free with Kobo Plus

  • Lifting the Veil of Secrets in the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia

    Saudi Arabia is an ancient culture as old as time itself, yet filled with all the modern conveniences that money provides. Restless and looking for something new and exciting, two nurses traveled to this ancient kingdom to ply their skills and practice close personal contact—along with modern medical care—with people for whom slavery, buying wives, and female subjugation is just a way of life. ... Read more

    $4.48 AUD

  • The Missionary Position

    Mother Teresa in Theory and Practice

    In a frank expose of the Teresa cult, Hitchens details the nature and limits of one woman's mission to the world's poor. He probes the source of the heroic status bestowed upon an Albanian nun whose only declared wish is to serve God. He asks whether Mother Teresa's good works answer any higher purpose than the need of the world's privileged to see someone, somewhere, doing something for the Third ... Read more

    $12.42 AUD

  • Rising Heart: One Woman's Astonishing Journey from Unimaginable Trauma to Becoming a Power for Good

    'The best and the worst of our shared humanity...breathtaking and heartbreaking.' The Hon. Dame Quentin Bryce AD CVOOne woman's astonishing journey from unimaginable trauma to becoming a power for good.In 1999, Sierra Leone was in the midst of a brutal civil war where mindless violence, vicious amputation and the rape of young enslaved women were the everyday weapons of bloody conflict.It was also ... Read more

    $12.99 AUD

  • A Gift of Hope

    A moving and inspirational true story

    THE SUNDAY TIMES TOP TEN BESTSELLERFor eleven years, Danielle Steel took to the streets with a small team to help the homeless of San Francisco.She worked under cover of darkness distributing food, clothing, bedding, tools, and toiletries to the city’s most vulnerable citizens. She sought no publicity for her efforts and remained anonymous throughout. Now she has chosen to tell her story to bring ... Read more

    $14.99 AUD

  • A Doctor in Africa

    Including a preface by HRH The Princess Royal, Princess Anne.The Australian doctor saving the lives and dignity of thousands of women in Africa, one surgery at a time.From Ethiopia to Sierra Leone, Tanzania to Togo, Dr Andrew Browning has been helping women affected by obstetric fistulas - a debilitating condition resulting from obstructed childbirth - for nearly two decades. Andrew began his ... Read more

    $9.99 AUD

  • A Winter's Wish

    A gorgeous and heartwarming Christmas romance

    by Tracy Corbett ...
    Can they put aside their differences to work together?Sam Tipping always shunned the wealth into which she was born. Instead, she’s worked hard to set up The Crash Pad, a shelter for homeless young Londoners – but she’ll need a Christmas miracle to keep it running.Having grown up in foster care, Jamie Lawson has no time for heiresses. Until his job as a journalist requires him to befriend Sam in ... Read more

    $4.99 AUD or Free with Kobo Plus

  • Doing Good Better

    Effective Altruism and a Radical New Way to Make a Difference

    **A radical reassessment of how we can most effectively help others by a rising star of philosophy and leading social entrepreneur.'**A surprising and often counterintuitive look at the best ways to make a difference . . . MacAskill is that rarest of beasts: a do-gooder who uses his head more than his heart.'SUNDAY TIMESMost of us want to make a difference. We donate to charity, buy Fairtrade ... Read more

    $10.88 AUD

  • Stones into Schools

    In this dramatic first-person narrative, Greg Mortenson picks up where Three Cups of Tea left off in 2003, recounting his relentless, ongoing efforts to establish schools for girls in Afghanistan; his extensive work in Azad Kashmir and Pakistan after a massive earthquake hit the region in 2005; and the unique ways he has built relationships with Islamic clerics, militia commanders, and tribal ... Read more

    $14.99 AUD

  • HumanKind

    Changing the World One Small Act At a Time

    by Brad Aronson ...
    Philanthropic: The author is donating all royalties to charity, a living demonstration of the values of kindness and generosity that infuse the stories in the book.Healing: Against the backdrop of a deeply divided society in which civility has gone by the wayside, these inspiring true stories are a healing tonic that will bring groups and individuals together and encourage a proliferation of good ... Read more

    $8.13 AUD or Free with Kobo Plus

  • Twelve Steps to a Compassionate Life

    Drawing on a wide range of material - ranging from the spiritual character of the world religions to the findings of contemporary neuroscience - Karen Armstrong argues that compassion is hardwired into our brains, yet is constantly pushed back by our more primitive instincts for selfishness and survival. Since time immemorial religion has enhanced our altruistic tendencies: all faiths insist that ... Read more

    $16.99 AUD

  • How Are We To Live?

    Ethics in an Age of Self-Interest

    by Peter Singer ...
    'Is there still anything to live for? Is anything worth pursuing, apart from money, love and caring for one's own family? . . . In this book I give one answer. It is as ancient as the dawn of philosophy, but as much needed in our circumstances today as it ever was before. The answer is that we can live an ethical life.'In How Are We to Live? Peter Singer suggests that people who take an ethical ... Read more

    $12.99 AUD

  • Healing Lives

    by Sue Williams ...
    **'A story of friendship like no other... breathtaking in its tenderness and inspiration.' The Hon. Dame Quentin Bryce AD CVOTwo incredible women, an unlikely friendship, and a united mission to save the lives of some of the world's poorest and most desperate women.**Healing Lives reveals the untold tale of Mamitu Gashe, Dr Catherine Hamlin's protégée, and the inspiring almost 60-year friendship ... Read more

    $12.99 AUD

  • Rising from the Dust ~ India's Hidden Voices

    by Mark Helyar ...
    Rising from the Dust ~ India's Hidden VoicesNew, updated edition.Quitting his job and selling his house, Mark travels to India. He lands in Delhi, belted, braced and prepared for all eventualities. Or so he thinks. Though he craves the ultimate travel adventure, a load of western baggage weighs him down: a rucksack rattling with medication, reams of ‘to do’ lists and a mobile phone loaded with ... Read more

    $3.77 AUD

  • The Most Good You Can Do

    How Effective Altruism Is Changing Ideas about Living Ethically

    by Peter Singer ...
    Peter Singer, often described as the world’s most influential living philosopher, presents a challenging new movement in the search for an ethical life, one that has emerged from his own work on some of the world’s most pressing problems.Effective altruism involves doing the most good possible. It requires a rigorously unsentimental view of charitable giving, urging that a substantial proportion ... Read more

    $20.45 AUD

  • A Lady Undone: A Mad Passions Novella 2.5

    series Mad Passions
    In this dazzling novella from the award-winning author of The Dark Lady and Lady In Red, comes a story of fatal plots, seductive spies, and irresistible passions... Perfect for fans of Sherry Thomas, Lisa Kleypas and Stephanie Laurens.Duchess Clare Ederly is lucky to be alive. Having outlived her violent, abusive husband, she decides to put her significant inheritance to good use helping other ... Read more

    $4.99 AUD

  • A Path Appears

    Transforming Lives, Creating Opportunity

    An exploration of how altruism affects us, what are the markers for success, and how to avoid the pitfalls—with scrupulous research and on-the-ground reporting from the Pulitzer Prize–winning journalists and bestselling authors of Half a Sky and TightropeKristof and WuDunn will inspire you to "change lives for the better, including your own (The New York Times Book Review).In their recounting of ... Read more

    $18.03 AUD

  • A Stitch in Time in Applewell

    A feel-good romance to make you smile

    by Lilac Mills ...
    Book 3 - Applewell Village
    It’s not just hems that are frayed in Applewell…Gracie rescues old clothes and cast offs from Applewell’s charity shop, making them into cute and fresh outfits, which she then sells in her little shop. Turning a profit is hard at the best of times, let alone when new arrival Lucas appears…After running away from the village in his teens, Lucas has finally returned to an uncomfortable amount of ... Read more

    $4.99 AUD or Free with Kobo Plus

  • Making A World of Difference: Inspiring stories of the world's unsung heroes

    by Miles Roston ...
    Many of us feel helpless when faced with the seemingly endless pain and poverty in the world. We are paralysed by the immensity of the problem, thinking, What can I possibly do? Yet sometimes the smallest actions have the biggest consequences. There are people among us who devote themselves to improving the lives of others, and in MAKING A WORLD OF DIFFERENCE filmmaker and author Miles Roston ... Read more

    $8.24 AUD

  • On Life's Lottery

    by Glyn Davis ...
    series On Series
    Birth is a throw of the dice. The consequences last a lifetime.We like to think of Australia as the land of the 'fair go', a land of choice and equal opportunity. But behind the facade of meritocracy lies an uncomfortable truth: much of your life is already decided by the lottery of where you are born and who you are born to. Entrenched inter-generational poverty, like the property of the wealthy, ... Read more

    $6.99 AUD

  • 10th Anniversary Edition The Life You Can Save

    How To Do Your Part To End World Poverty

    by Peter Singer ...
    The 10th Anniversary Edition The Life You Can Save: How to Do Your Part to End World Poverty is an updated version of the landmark book by the world-renowned philosopher Peter Singer. In it, Singer argues that living an ethical life should include devoting some of our resources to helping those less fortunate than ourselves, and it presents practical ways to help.In The Life You Can Save, Singer ... Read more

    $1.09 AUD or Free with Kobo Plus

  • The Most Good You Can Do

    How Effective Altruism Is Changing Ideas About Living Ethically

    by Peter Singer ...
    An argument for putting sentiment aside and maximizing the practical impact of our donated dollars: “Powerful, provocative” (Nicholas Kristof, The New York Times).Peter Singer’s books and ideas have been disturbing our complacency ever since the appearance of Animal Liberation. Now he directs our attention to a challenging new movement in which his own ideas have played a crucial role: effective ... Read more

    $21.99 AUD or Free with Kobo Plus

  • Not for Sale (Revised Edition)

    The Return of the Global Slave Trade--and How We Can Fight It (Revised Edition)

    “Human trafficking is not an issue of the left or right, blue states or red states, but a great moral tragedy we can unite to stop . . . Not for Sale is a must-read to see how you can join the fight.” —Jim Wallis, author of God's Politics“David Batstone is a heroic character.” —BonoIn the revised and updated version of this harrowing yet deeply inspirational exposé, award-winning journalist David ... Read more

    $14.99 AUD

  • Three Cups of Deceit

    by Jon Krakauer ...
    Greg Mortenson, the bestselling author of Three Cups of Tea, is a man who has built a global reputation as a selfless humanitarian and children’s crusader, and he’s been nominated for the Nobel Peace Prize. But, as bestselling author Jon Krakauer demonstrates in this extensively researched and penetrating book, he is not all that he appears to be.Based on wide-ranging interviews with former ... Read more

    $13.85 AUD