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Biographies & Memoirs

  • Banks

    by Grantlee Kieza

    Lust, science, adventure -- Joseph Banks and his voyages of discoveryThe extraordinary life of one of the world's most famous and notorious adventurersSir Joseph Banks was a man of passion whose influence spanned the globe. A fearless adventurer, his fascination with beautiful women was only trumped by his obsession with the natural world and his lust for scientific knowledge.Fabulously wealthy, ... Read more

    $3.99 AUD

  • Tina Turner: My Love Story (Official Autobiography)

    by Tina Turner

    *As seen in the sensational TINA documentary*_______________________'Astonishing, soul-baring - the must-read memoir by rock's greatest survivor' DAILY MAIL*********The full, dramatic story of one of the most remarkable women in music history, celebrating Tina Turner's 60th year in the industry***'Unbearably poignant' THE TIMES, Book of the Week<br ... ... Read more

    $4.99 AUD

  • My Story

    by Julia Gillard

    'I was prime minister for three years and three days.Three years and three days of resilience.Three years and three days of changing the nation.Three years and three days for you to judge.'On Wednesday 23 June 2010, with the government in turmoil, Julia Gillard asked Prime Minister Kevin Rudd for a leadership ballot.The next day, Julia Gillard became Australia's 27th prime minister, and our first ... Read more

    $4.99 AUD

  • Mermaid Singing & Peel Me a Lotus

    by Charmian Clift

    Two classic travel works by Charmian Clift describing the life she and her Australian family led in Greece in the 1950's in one volume.For Charmian Clift, Greece was the Promised Land. In 1954 she and her husband, George Johnston, abandoned their sophisticated London existence and set off with two new typewriters and two small children to start a new life.In Mermaid Singing - written during the ... Read more

    $2.99 AUD

  • Impossible

    My Story

    by Stan Walker

    A startling and important memoir about family and forgiveness, love and redemptionFor the first time, Stan Walker speaks with startling honesty about abuse and addiction, hardship and excess, cancer and discrimination, and growing up in a family where love and violence were horribly entwined.From one of the finest singers to emerge from Australia and New Zealand Aotearoa in a generation, ... Read more

    $4.99 AUD

  • Anzac and Aviator

    The remarkable story of Sir Ross Smith and the 1919 England to Australia air race

    by Michael Molkentin

    'He was courageous. He was ambitious. He was skilled. He was visionary. He could be ruthless. He was someone born of a new nation. But he was of a time now long past. And yet in the language of a later generation it could be said he had the "right stuff" . . . Michael Molkentin captures [Ross Smith] brilliantly.' - Andy Thomas, NASA Astronaut (Retired)In the smouldering aftermath of the First ... Read more

    $4.99 AUD

  • Sahara

    A Journey of Love, Loss and Survival

    by Paula Constant

    A journey of love, loss and survival.Having walked more than 5000 kilometres from Trafalgar Square to Morocco, Paula Constant finds herself at the westernmost edge of the Sahara Desert - and the brink of sanity. The wheels have fallen off her marriage and her funds are quickly drying up, but she is determined to complete the second stage: walking through the romantic Big Empty of Northern Africa ... Read more

    $3.99 AUD

  • Catherine the Great

    Portrait of a Woman

    by Robert K. Massie

    series Great Lives
    The story of one of the truly great female rulers in history by an award winning historian.The daughter of an impoverished aristocrat, Catherine was married aged 16 to Grand Duke Peter, heir to the throne of all the Russias, a feckless teenager with a weakness for drink. Catherine was only able to give him an heir by passing off her lover's son as his own.In 1762, Catherine rode out of St ... Read more

    $1.99 AUD

  • The Anti-Cool Girl

    by Rosie Waterland

    Brutal, brave, hilarious -- a full-frontal memoir about surviving the very worst that life can throw at you.Rosie Waterland has never been cool. Growing up in housing commission, Rosie was cursed with a near perfect, beautiful older sister who dressed like Mariah Carey on a Best & Less budget while Rosie was still struggling with various toilet mishaps. She soon realised that she was the Doug Pitt ... Read more

    $3.99 AUD

  • A Simpler Time

    by Peter FitzSimons

    An affectionate and hilarious tribute to the childhood of another era, from one of Australia's favourite authors A memoir of love, laughter, loss and billycarts Peter FitzSimons's account of growing up on the rural outskirts of Sydney in the 1960s is first and foremost a tribute to family. But it is also a salute to times and generations past, when praise was understated but love unstinting; work ... Read more

    $4.99 AUD

  • The Man from Coolibah

    by Milton Jones and 1 more

    In the tradition of Mailman of the Birdsville Track, The Man from Coolibah details the life of outback cattle property owner, helicopter muster operator and knockabout bloke Milton Jones.The youngest in a family of five, Milton Jones grew up on large properties in the outback. His father was a farm manager and so his early life was a world away from that of city kids. Milton left school in ... Read more

    $4.99 AUD