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  • Dopesick

    soon to be a major TV series on Disney+

    by Beth Macy ...
    Now a major TV series on Disney+'A shocking investigation... Dopesick is essential' The Times'Unfolds with all the pace of a thriller' Observer'A deep – and deeply needed – look into the troubled soul of America' Tom Hanks'Essential reading' New York TimesBeth Macy reveals the disturbing truth behind America's opioid crisis and explains how a natio... ... Read more

    $9.56 AUD or Free with Kobo Plus

  • Demarcation and Demystification

    Philosophy and Its Limits

    Marx once declared that philosophers have only interpreted the world, but the point is to change it. Demarcation and Demystification examines the ways in which a radical practice of philosophy is possible under the aegis of Marx's 11th thesis, arguing that philosophy's radicality is discovered by understanding that it can only ever interpret the world; that social transformation lies beyond the ... Read more

    $22.76 AUD

  • Lost Connections

    Uncovering the Real Causes of Depression – and the Unexpected Solutions

    by Johann Hari ...
    * Pre-order Johann Hari's new book Stolen Focus now! *THE INTERNATIONAL BESTSELLER'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 people read... ... Read more

    $15.72 AUD

  • The Light In The Window

    by June Goulding ...
    'I promised that I would one day write a book and tell the world about the home for unmarried mothers. I have at last kept my promise.'In Ireland, 1951, the young June Goulding took up a position as midwife in a home for unmarried mothers run by the Sacred Heart nuns. What she witnessed there was to haunt her for the next fifty years. It was a place of secrets, lies and cruelty. A place where ... Read more

    $14.99 AUD

  • Your Life In My Hands - a Junior Doctor's Story

    A Junior Doctor's Story

    by Rachel Clarke ...
    'I am a junior doctor. It is 4 a.m. I have run arrest calls, treated life-threatening bleeding, held the hand of a young woman dying of cancer, scuttled down miles of dim corridors wanting to sob with sheer exhaustion, forgotten to eat, forgotten to drink, drawn on every fibre of strength that I possess to keep my patients safe from harm.'How does it feel to be spat out of medical school into a ... Read more

    $16.05 AUD

  • Please Don’t Take My Baby and I Miss Mummy 2-in-1 Collection

    by Cathy Glass ...
    Sunday Times and New York Times bestselling author and foster carer Cathy Glass’ heartbreaking memoir I Miss Mummy now combined in a single volume with her inspiring new title Please Don’t Take My Baby, about a pregnant teenager desperate to keep her child.In Please Don’t Take My Baby, Jade, 17, is pregnant, homeless and alone when she’s brought to live with Cathy. Jade is desperate to keep her ... Read more

    $17.49 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

    $9.99 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

  • 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

    $9.99 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

  • Damaged: The Heartbreaking True Story of a Forgotten Child

    by Cathy Glass ...
    The Sunday Times and New York Times Bestseller. Although Jodie is only eight years old, she is violent, aggressive, and has already been through numerous foster families. Her last hope is Cathy Glass…Cathy, an experienced foster carer, is pressured into taking Jodie as a new placement. Jodie's challenging behaviour has seen off five carers in four months but Cathy decides to take her on to protect ... Read more

    $12.99 AUD

  • 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

  • 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

    $14.99 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

    $14.99 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

    $14.99 AUD

  • The Girl From the Workhouse

    A heart-breaking, emotional family saga

    by Lynn Johnson ...
    series The Potteries Girls #1
    ‘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

    $3.99 AUD or Free with Kobo Plus

  • 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

    $14.99 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

    $14.99 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

    $15.99 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

    $14.99 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

    $14.99 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 or Free with Kobo Plus

  • 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