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  • Crying in the Dark

    by Shane Dunphy ...
    Four extraordinary true stories ...Bobby and Micky, six and four, controlled from beyond the grave by their evil father ...Mina, seventeen, who has Downs Syndrome, desperate to be like everyone else, falling into the hands of men who abuse her trust ...Sylvie, a fourteen-year-old mother being pimped by her father ...Twins Larry and Francey, ten, scarcely human after an upbringing of savage and ... Read more

    $14.99 AUD

  • Hunting Evil

    Inside the Ipswich Serial Murders

    BE THE FIRST TO READ DAVID WILSON'S NEW TRUE CRIME BOOK "A PLOT TO KILL" BY PRE-ORDERING NOWThe definitive account of a national tragedy: by the journalist who broke the story and the UK's 'Number One Expert on Serial Killing' - with full details of the January 08 trialThe murder of five women in late 2006 shocked the nation and kept many of us glued to our TV screens, horrified by the unfolding ... Read more

    $12.99 AUD

  • Hush, Little Baby

    by Shane Dunphy ...
    Five heart-stopping true stories of terror and triumph, told by the man who tried to make life better for these troubled children ...Clive, a thirteen-year-old victim of terrifying demonic visions, tells frightening stories of abuse and imprisonment. Could they be genuine?Patrick, twelve, bravely setting out to find the truth about his birth family - however painful it may be ...Six-year-old ... Read more

    $14.99 AUD

  • Trafficked: The Terrifying True Story of a British Girl Forced into the Sex Trade

    by Sophie Hayes ...
    He’d been her friend for years. He said he loved her. Then she realised she didn’t know him at all…When everything seemed to be falling apart in Sophie’s life, she was thankful for her friend Kas, who was always at the end of a phone, ready to listen and to offer comfort and advice.Her father’s cold dislike of her and then her parents’ divorce had left her with a deep distrust of men. But, ... Read more

    $8.99 AUD

  • Lost Connections

    Uncovering the Real Causes of Depression – and the Unexpected Solutions

    by Johann Hari ...
    THE INTERNATIONAL BESTSELLER: A radically new way of thinking about depression and anxiety'A book that could actually make us happy' SIMON AMSTELL'This amazing book will change your life' ELTON JOHN'One of the most important texts of recent years' BRITISH JOURNAL OF GENERAL PRACTICE'Brilliant, stimulating, radical' MATT HAIG'The more peo... ... Read more

    $15.99 AUD

  • The Secret Sister

    A compelling suspense novel about family and secrets

    by M. M. DeLuca ...
    How far would you go for family?Anna’s done bad things before. Neglected and unloved as a child, she had to do whatever it took to keep herself and her little sister, Birdie, safe. But the worst thing she’s ever done is let her sister walk out of a diner when they were teenagers. She would never see her sister again.Years later, and Anna is a new person. After a whirlwind romance, she’s married ... Read more

    $4.99 AUD $1.99 AUD or Free with Kobo Plus

  • Who Cares?

    Life on Welfare in Australia

    by Eve Vincent ...
    The twentieth-century Australian welfare state made the bold promise to care for its citizens. But since the 1990s, social security has become increasingly conditional and punitive in its provision of this so-called care. Who Cares? outlines the perspectives of people affected by two recent welfare measures, offering an urgent account of the implications of these reforms. Eve Vincent has ... Read more

    $17.99 AUD

  • Ma, He Sold Me for a Few Cigarettes

    by Martha Long ...
    Born a bastard to a teenage mother in the slums of 1950s Dublin, Martha has to be a fighter from the very start.As her mother moves from man to man, and more children follow, they live hand-to-mouth in squalid, freezing tenements, clothed in rags and forced to beg for food. But just when it seems things can't get any worse, her mother meets Jackser.Despite her trials, Martha is a child with an ... Read more

    $15.99 AUD

  • No Silly Questions

    The Daily Aus explains how the world works (and why you should care)

    Do you ever feel overwhelmed by the news cycle and a bit lost without the background to everything that’s going on?You care what’s happening in the world – but you can’t help feeling you missed the part where the key stuff got explained. What’s a budget deficit? How does voting actually work? What’s the deal with the UN? And what does net zero mean again?Thankfully, No Silly Questions is here to ... Read more

    $16.99 AUD

  • Two Children Behind A Wall

    In 1984, Catherine Laylle, a Frenchwomen living in London, met and married a German medical student, Dieter. The couple had two sons, Alexander and Constantin. When, however, at Dieter's insistence, they moved back to his home town in Germany, the marriage began to fall apart. Dieter refused to get a job, Catherine found living with his family oppressive and eventually, she returned to London with ... Read more

    $12.99 AUD

  • I Miss Mummy: The true story of a frightened young girl who is desperate to go home

    by Cathy Glass ...
    Cathy Glass, the no.1 bestselling author of Damaged, tells the story of the Alice, a young and vulnerable girl who is desperate to return home to her mother.Alice, aged four, is snatched by her mother the day she is due to arrive at Cathy's house. Drug-dependent and mentally ill, but desperate to keep hold of her daughter, Alice's mother snatches her from her parents' house and disappears.Cathy ... Read more

    $12.99 AUD

  • Damaged: The Heartbreaking True Story of a Forgotten Child

    by Cathy Glass ...
    The No. 1 Sunday Times Bestseller.At just eight years old, Jodie is violent, aggressive and extremely challenging. Five carers in four months have been unable to cope, but there is one last hope: Cathy Glass…As Jodie begins to trust Cathy and make progress, shocking details about her past come to light. No one had noticed the glaring signs of abuse by those who were supposed to love her most.One ... Read more

    $12.99 AUD

  • Changing Minds

    The go-to Guide to Mental Health for Family and Friends

    This compassionate and insightful guide will demystify mental health issues and help anyone concerned about themselves or loved ones.Leading psychiatrist Dr Mark Cross, from the acclaimed ABC TV series 'Changing Minds', feels strongly that everyone should have easy access to information they can trust about common mental health problems, whether for themselves or to help family or friends. The ... Read more

    $15.99 AUD or Free with Kobo Plus

  • Punished: A mother’s cruelty. A daughter’s survival. A secret that couldn’t be told.

    by Vanessa Steel ...
    ‘Punished’ is the inspiring true story of an unusual little girl, Vanessa, whose childhood was devastated by torture and abuse at the hands of her sadistic mother. Vanessa was nearly destroyed until she discovered a secret that ultimately saved her life.From the age of 3, Vanessa lived in daily terror of her mother's unpredictable rage. If she was 'naughty', her mother would lash out at her – with ... Read more

    $10.99 AUD

  • Half The Sky

    How to Change the World

    Pulitzer Prize-winning reporting team, husband and wife Nicholas D. Kristof and Sheryl WuDunn, take us on a journey through Africa and Asia to meet an extraordinary array of exceptional women struggling against terrible circumstances. More girls have been killed in the last fifty years, precisely because they are girls, than men were killed in all the wars of the twentieth century combined. More ... Read more

    $12.99 AUD

  • The Girl From the Workhouse

    A heart-breaking, emotional family saga

    by Lynn Johnson ...
    Book 1 - The Potteries Girls
    ‘an emotional, captivating read which is perfect for anyone who loves a good saga!’ Over The Rainbow Book BlogEven in the darkest of times, she never gave up hopeStaffordshire, 1911**. Ginnie Jones**’s childhood is spent in the shadow of the famous Potteries, living with her mother, father and older sister Mabel. But with Father’s eyesight failing, money is in short supply, and too often the ... Read more

    $1.99 AUD or Free with Kobo Plus

  • Ma, I've Reached for the Moon an I'm Hittin the Stars

    by Martha Long ...
    After a failed suicide attempt and recovery in the mad house, Martha is heading for France to be reunited with the one true love of her life.Father Ralph Fitzgerald rescued her from the streets when she was sixteen and was the first person to show Martha true love and affection. But their relationship threatened his vocation and he eventually fled to Africa to take up missionary work.Martha never ... Read more

    $18.99 AUD

  • Ma, I've Got Meself Locked Up in the Mad House

    by Martha Long ...
    Martha is now in her thirties. Her daughter has left home and she is lonely and vulnerable. The hard knocks have taken their toll on her health, and as she looks into the years still lying ahead of her, she shakes her head, feeling she hasn't the heart or the strength to go on.As she teeters on the brink of a nervous breakdown, a phone call summons ghosts from the past. She discovers that one of ... Read more

    $16.99 AUD

  • Not Without My Sister: The True Story of Three Girls Violated and Betrayed by Those They Trusted

    The bestselling, devastating account of three sisters torn apart, abused and exploited at the hands of a community that robbed them of their childhood. It reveals three lives, separate but entwined, that have experienced unspeakable horror, unrelenting loyalty and unforgettable courage.From as early as three years old, Juliana, Celeste and Kristina were separated from their parents and physically ... Read more

    $12.99 AUD

  • Daddy’s Little Earner: A heartbreaking true story of a brave little girl's escape from violence

    by Maria Landon ...
    The shocking story of a young girl forced into prostitution by her own father, and her painful journey to escape her horrific childhood and build a new life for herself and her sons.Maria's dad was a pimp, living in a world of thieves and street-walkers. Her mother, tiring of turning tricks for her husband, walked out, leaving the children in his chaotic, violent and sometimes cruel care. By the ... Read more

    $14.99 AUD

  • Ma, I'm Gettin Meself a New Mammy

    by Martha Long ...
    Aged thirteen, Martha is rescued by the courts from the clutches of her evil stepfather, Jackser, and her feckless mother, Sally. After numerous arrests for shoplifting, a judge rules that she is to be sent to a convent school with the instruction that she is to get an education.Her initial relief at escaping the abuse and neglect she suffered at home is, however, short-lived, as she soon realises ... Read more

    $16.99 AUD

  • Torn Apart

    The True Story of a Childhood Lost

    Cory Friedman was an ordinary fun-loving little boy. But one fateful March morning in 1989, the course of Cory's life changed dramatically. It started with an irresistible urge to shake his head; before long, overtaken by physical urges, tics and compulsions, his body became a volatile, explosive and unpredictable force.Cory had developed a rare combination of Tourette's syndrome, obsessive ... Read more

    $15.99 AUD

  • Ma, Now I'm Goin Up in the World

    by Martha Long ...
    At 16, Martha collapses on the streets, suffering from starvation and exposure. She has reached rock bottom, but after Martha is taken to hospital, Lady Luck smiles kindly on her and she is given the opportunity to get off the streets for ever.Before long, Martha is on the way to leading the normal life she has so long dreamt of. She makes friends, begins to put the misery of her past behind her ... Read more

    $16.99 AUD

  • City Kid

    From the author of international bestsellers A Circle of Children and Lovey comes an inspiring true story of a gifted teacher’s determination to understand the ‘rotten’ city kid everyone has given up on.Sitting quiet and withdrawn at a battered school desk, Luke had the looks of a shy angel – and a past that special needs teacher Mary MacCracken could barely believe.Already Luke had been picked up ... Read more

    $9.99 AUD