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  • The Secret Midwife

    Life, Death and the Truth about Birth

    For fans of One Born Every Minute.The Secret Midwife is a heart-breaking, engrossing and important read. At once joyful and profoundly shocking, this is the story of birth, straight from the delivery room.Strongest supporter, best friend, expert, cheerleader and chief photographer . . . Before, during and after labour the role of a midwife is second to none. The Secret Midwife reveals the highs ... Read more

    $8.99 AUD

  • The Diary of a Young Girl

    by Anne Frank ...
    Among the most powerful accounts of the Nazi occupation, "The Diary of Anne Frank" chronicles the life of Anne Frank, a thirteen-year old girl fleeing her home in Amsterdam to go into hiding. Anne reveals the relationships between eight people living under miserable conditions: facing hunger, threat of discovery and the worst horrors the modern world had seen. In these pages, she grows up to be a ... Read more

    $1.99 AUD or Free with Kobo Plus

  • The Prison Doctor

    ‘Extraordinary’ Daily MailAs seen on BBC BreakfastHorrifying, heartbreaking and eye-opening, these are the stories, the patients and the cases that have characterised a career spent being a doctor behind bars.Violence. Drugs. Suicide. Welcome to the world of a Prison Doctor.Dr Amanda Brown has treated inmates in the UK’s most infamous prisons – first in young offenders’ institutions, then at the ... Read more

    $9.99 AUD

  • The Wonder of Little Things

    A First Nations Elder shares his extraordinary story of finding kindness in the midst of prejudice, and joy in living life to the full'A powerful tale that tells a different story of our country' -- Bruce Pascoe'A great Australian book about a great Australian' -- Paul Kennedy'Told with heart' -- Ali Cobby Eckermann'Destined to become a classic' -- Phillip Adams'... ... Read more

    $14.99 AUD

  • Under Her Skin

    The life and work of Professor Fiona Wood AM, National Living Treasure

    by Sue Williams ...
    The remarkable story of Professor Fiona Wood AM, world-leading burns specialist and one of Australia's most innovative and respected surgeons, whose groundbreaking research and technology development has changed the lives of burns patients.When three bombs tore out the heart of Bali and destroyed so many Australian lives in 2002, burns surgeon Professor Fiona Wood and her team were there to help. ... Read more

    $21.99 AUD

  • The Hospital by the River

    "When I first met Catherine, straightaway I saw shining through the qualities and attributes which have made her one of the most loved and admired women in the world: warmth, energy, humour, optimism, vivacity, empathy, authenticity." DAME QUENTIN BRYCEThe Hospital by the River has been in print since it was first published in 2001. This updated 2016 edition continues the story of the remarkable ... Read more

    $12.99 AUD

  • A Kind of Magic

    A memoir about anxiety, our minds, and optimism in spite of it allWhere do mental illness stories begin?Anna’s always had too many feelings. Or not enough feelings – she’s never been quite sure. Debilitating panic. Extraordinary melancholy. Paranoia. Ambivalence. Fear. Despair.From anxious child to terrified parent, mental illness has been a constant. A harsh critic in the big moments – teenage ... Read more

    $13.99 AUD

  • Surgery, The Ultimate Placebo

    A surgeon cuts through the evidence

    by Ian Harris ...
    For many complaints and conditions, the benefits from surgery are lower, and the risks higher, than you or your surgeon think. In this book you will see how commonly performed operations can be found to be useless or even harmful when properly evaluated. That these claims come from an experienced, practising orthopaedic surgeon who performs many of these operations himself, makes the unsettling ... Read more

    $11.99 AUD

  • The Patient Doctor

    How one man's cancer diagnosis led to a quest to put the heart back into healthcare

    At the age of twenty-eight, with his Beijing-based science communications business doing well and a new relationship blossoming, Ben Bravery woke from a colonoscopy to be told he had stage 3 colorectal cancer.As a scientist, Ben understood the seriousness of his condition. Cancer had quite literally whacked him in the guts, after all. But what he didn't expect was how being a patient, and a young ... Read more

    $16.99 AUD

  • Emotional Female

    by Yumiko Kadota ...
    Yumiko Kadota was every Asian parent's dream: model student, top of her class in medical school and on track to becoming a surgeon. A self-confessed workaholic, she regularly put ‘knife before life’, knowing it was all going to be worth it because it would lead to her longed-for career.But if the punishing hours in surgery weren’t hard enough, she also faced challenges as a young female surgeon ... Read more

    $14.99 AUD

  • The Neuroscientist Who Lost Her Mind

    A Memoir of Madness and Recovery

    'Completely compelling and powerful, and hard to put down.' Sarah-Jayne Blakemore, prize-winning author of Inventing Ourselves: The Secret Life of the Teenage Brain- Who are we if our brain fails?- How do we think?- How do we feel?- How do we move, if we move at all?- What happens when we lose our mind?When renowned neuroscientist Barbara Lipska's melanoma spread to her brain it started to play ... Read more

    $14.99 AUD

  • Beyond: The Astonishing Story of the First Human to Leave Our Planet and Journey into Space

    ‘Thrilling … High-definition history: tight, thrilling and beautifully researched’ SUNDAY TIMES‘This book is a triumph’ DAN SNOW9.07 a.m., April 12, 1961. A top-secret rocket site in the USSR. A young Russian sits inside a tiny capsule on top of the Soviet Union’s most powerful intercontinental ballistic missile – originally designed to carry a nuclear warhead – and blasts into the skies. His name ... Read more

    $10.99 AUD

  • Justice, Justice Thou Shalt Pursue

    My Life's Work Fighting for a More Perfect Union

    Ruth Bader Ginsburg’s final book offers an intimate look at her extraordinary life and details her lifelong pursuit for gender equality and a “more perfect Union.”In the fall of 2019, Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg visited the University of California, Berkeley School of Law to honor her friend, the late Herma Hill Kay, with whom Ginsburg had coauthored the very first casebook on sex-based ... Read more

    $21.99 AUD

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  • Anxiety Rx

    ** Winner of the 2020 Nautilus Award in Psychology **Anxiety Is Unavoidable: Suffering Is OptionalOn February 8, 2013, I was a highly anxious and burned-out fifty-two-year-old physician. That night, as I left my clinic in my usual chronic state of anxiety, I wondered if life was worth living. But I had to be onstage as a stand-up comedian an hour later, so killing myself would have to wait. ... Read more

    $15.99 AUD or Free with Kobo Plus

  • Chief Engineer

    The Man Who Built the Brooklyn Bridge

    by Erica Wagner ...
    A New Statesman Book of the Year for 2017His father conceived of the Brooklyn Bridge, but it was Washington Roebling who built this iconic feat of human engineering after his father's tragic death. It has stood for more than 130 years and is now as much a part of New York as the Statue of Liberty or the Empire State Building. Yet, as recognisable as the bridge is, its builder is too often ... Read more

    $13.99 AUD

  • Walking on Water

    Reading, Writing and Revolution

    Remember the days of longing for the hands on the classroom clock to move faster? Most of us would say we love to learn, but we hated school. Why is that? What happens to creativity and individuality as we pass through the educational system?Walking on Water is a startling and provocative look at teaching, writing, creativity, and life by a writer increasingly recognized for his passionate and ... Read more

    $17.99 AUD

  • Records of a Family of Engineers

    A Biographical Account by One of the World's Most Famous Lighthouse Builders

    'Records of a Family of Engineers' is a story of the Robert Louis Stevenson's family and their accomplishments in the area of lighthouse engineering, focused on the author's grandfather Robert Stevenson (1772-1850), who was a Scottish civil engineer and famed designer and builder of lighthouses. The author traces the history and the name of the Stevenson family from the thirteenth century onwards, ... Read more

    $2.99 AUD

  • After Steve: How Apple became a Trillion-Dollar Company and Lost Its Soul

    by Tripp Mickle ...
    From the Wall Street Journal’s Tripp Mickle, the dramatic, untold story inside Apple after the passing of Steve Jobs by following his top lieutenants—Jony Ive, the Chief Design Officer, and Tim Cook, the COO-turned-CEO—and how the fading of the former and the rise of the latter led to Apple losing its soul.Steve Jobs called Jony Ive his “spiritual partner at Apple.” The London-born genius was the ... Read more

    $12.99 AUD

  • Undoctored

    The brand new No 1 Sunday Times bestseller from the author of 'This Is Going To Hurt’

    by Adam Kay ...
    Pre-order UNDOCTORED: The Story of a Medic Who Ran Out of PatientsThis is Going to Hurt was the publishing phenomenon of the century, read by many millions, loved by at least fifty of them, and adapted into a major TV series. But it was only part of the story.By turns hilarious, heartbreaking and humbling, Undoctored is about what happens when a doctor hangs up his scrubs, but medicine refuses to ... Read more

    $15.99 AUD

  • Going Back

    How a former refugee, now an internationally acclaimed surgeon, returned to Iraq to change the lives of injured soldiers and civilians

    Munjed's new book is once more a journey, but this time in taking him across the world on a quest to save others rather than himself.In Munjed Al Muderis's bestselling memoir Walking Free, he described his experience as a refugee fleeing Saddam Hussein's Iraq, his terrifying sea journey to Australia and the brutal mandatory detention he faced in the remote north of Western Australia. The book also ... Read more

    $15.99 AUD

  • Hunt, Gather, Parent: What Ancient Cultures Can Teach Us about Raising Children

    In this ground-breaking book, Dr. Michaeleen Doucleff looks back to our ancestors for solutions to our failing modern-day parenting theories.When Dr Michaeleen Doucleff became a mother, she examined the studies behind modern parenting guidance and found that the evidence was frustratingly limited, and the conclusions often ineffective. She began to wonder if an opposite approach was needed – one ... Read more

    $17.99 AUD $5.99 AUD

  • Intoxicated by My Illness

    And Other Writings on Life and Death

    Anatole Broyard, long-time book critic, book review editor, and essayist for the New York Times, wants to be remembered. He will be, with this collection of irreverent, humorous essays he wrote concerning the ordeals of life and death—many of which were written during the battle with cancer that led to his death in 1990.A New York Times Notable Book of the Year“A heartbreakingly eloquent and ... Read more

    $17.99 AUD $10.99 AUD

  • Can You Hear Me?

    An NHS Paramedic's Encounters with Life and Death

    by Jake Jones ...
    A RICHARD AND JUDY BOOK CLUB PICK**'With poignancy, humour and compassion, Jones invites us into "the invigorating chaos of pre-hospital care" . . . a panorama of experiences: the mundane, the ridiculous, the heartbreaking and the tragic' - The Guardian'This beautifully written book, punctuated with wry humour, is a sobering portrayal of the ailing, the distressed and the lonely... Yet it's also ... Read more

    $12.99 AUD

  • ER Nurses

    True stories from the frontline

    In this extraordinary work of non-fiction, we hear the unforgettable stories of everyday heroes who look after our families, our friends and ourselves in the most challenging circumstances imaginable.**______________________________When we're at our worst, nurses are at their best.**Around the clock, highly skilled and compassionate men and women sacrifice and struggle for us and our loved ones ... Read more

    $14.99 AUD