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  • Not To Blame - Maggie Hartley ebook short

    The shocking true story of a teenager with a tragic hidden past

    series A Maggie Hartley Foster Carer Story
    A new short story from the nation's favourite foster carer.Sixteen-year-old Rebecca has been in care all her life, bouncing from foster carers and children's homes without ever having a permanent home to call her own.Social Services are at a loss as to what to do with the troubled teenager. Prone to violent outbursts and sudden, uncontrollable tantrums, Rebecca has never spent more than a few ... Read more

    $2.99 AUD

  • Nancy Wake

    The gripping true story of the woman who became the Gestapo's most wanted spy

    The gripping true story of the woman who became the Gestapo's most wanted spyIn the early 1930s, Nancy Wake was a young woman enjoying a bohemian life in Paris. By the end of the Second World War, she was the Gestapo's most wanted person.As a naïve, young journalist, Nancy Wake witnessed a horrific scene of Nazi violence in a Viennese street. From that moment, she declared that she would do ... Read more

    $13.99 AUD

  • Wild

    A Journey from Lost to Found

    Selected to be read on Radio Four's Book of the Week.'One of the best books I've read in the last five or ten years... Wild is angry, brave, sad, self-knowing, redemptive, raw, compelling, and brilliantly written, and I think it's destined to be loved by a lot of people, men and women, for a very long time.' --Nick HornbyAt twenty-six, Cheryl Strayed thought she had lost everything. In the wake of ... Read more

    $11.65 AUD

  • His Life Worth Living

    by Pat Ritter ...
    series Memoirs #3
    Every adversity carries with it the seed of an equivalent or greater benefit.≈ Napoleon Hill ≈Courage, determination, independence are some of the words to describe George Burtenshaw. His passing, aged one hundred and two years and a half truly showed inspiration with such self-determination, willpower and a ‘what he wanted attitude’ combined with a deep love for his huge family.Born in 1911 at ... Read more

    $5.15 AUD

  • Rod: The Autobiography

    by Rod Stewart ...
    The long-awaited autobiography of one of rock's true megastars.Rod Stewart was born the working-class son of a Scottish plumber in North London. Despite some early close shaves with a number of diverse career paths, ranging from gravedigging to professional football, it was music that trulycaptured his heart - and he never looked back.Rod started out in the early 1960s, playing the clubs on London ... Read more

    $14.99 AUD

  • The Plantagenets: The Kings Who Made England

    by Dan Jones ...
    Eight generations of the greatest and worst kings and queens that this country has ever seen – from the White Ship to the Lionheart, bad King John to the Black Prince and John of Gaunt – this is the dynasty that invented England as we still know it today – great history to appeal to readers of Ken Follet, Bernard Cornwell, Tom HollandEngland’s greatest royal dynasty, the Plantagenets, ruled over ... Read more

    $9.99 AUD

  • Panzer Leader

    Germany's opening run of victory in World War II was only made possible by the panzer forces that Heinz Guderian (1888-1954), the father of modern tank warfare, had created and trained, and by his audacious leading of those forces from 1939-1941. Guderian's breakthrough at Sedan and lightning drive to the Channel coast virtually decided the Battle of France. The drive he led into the East came ... Read more

    $2.99 AUD

  • Saturday's Child

    A Daughter's Memoir

    by Deborah Burns ...
    2020 National Indie Excellence Awards Finalist in Memoir2020 International Book Awards Finalist in Autobiography/Memoir2020 CIBA Journey Book Awards Finalist2020 IPPY Awards Gold Winner in Autobiography/Memoir (Coming of Age/Family Legacy/Travel)2019/2020 Reader Views Silver Winner in Memoir/Biography2019 Best Book Awards Finalist in Autobiography/Memoir“Devilishly sharp… a master... ... Read more

    $11.65 AUD

  • The Diary of a Young Girl

    In 1942, with the Nazis occupying Holland, a thirteen-year-old Jewish girl and her family fled their home in Amsterdam and went into hiding. She recorded daily events, her personal experiences and her feelings in her diary for the next two years.It is one of the most celebrated and enduring books of the last century and it remains a deeply admired testament to the indestructible nature of human ... Read more

    $4.26 AUD

  • When I Hit You

    SHORTLISTED FOR THE WOMEN'S PRIZE FOR FICTION 2018

    SHORTLISTED FOR THE WOMEN'S PRIZE FOR FICTION 2018LONGLISTED FOR THE DYLAN THOMAS PRIZE 2018SHORTLISTED FOR THE JHALAK PRIZE 2018Guardian's Best Books of 2017Daily Telegraph's Best Books of 2017Observer Best Books of 2017Financial Times Best Books of 2017"Meena Kandasamy's vivid, sharp and precise writing makes a triumph of Whe... ... Read more

    $11.65 AUD

  • A Greater Love

    The true story of a woman's incredible journey into the heart of the Third Reich to find the man she loves. When the Gestapo seize 20-year-old Olga Czepf's fiance she is determined to find him and sets off on an extraordinary 2,000-mile search across Nazi-occupied Europe risking betrayal, arrest and death. As the Second World War heads towards its bloody climax, she refuses to give up - even when ... Read more

    $4.39 AUD

  • Charles Dickens: The Complete Novels

    This book, newly updated, contains now several HTML tables of contents that will make reading a real pleasure!The first table of contents (at the very beginning of the ebook) lists the titles of all novels included in this volume. By clicking on one of those titles you will be redirected to the beginning of that work, where you'll find a new TOC that lists all the chapters and sub-chapters of that ... Read more

    $3.99 AUD

  • The Tomb of Tutankhamen Vol II: Burial Chamber & Mummy

    by Howard Carter ...
    VOLUME TWO: BURIAL CHAMBER AND MUMMY No archaeologist in history had ever seen an intact burial of an Egyptian pharaoh. Now Howard Carter and his team were about to open the innermost coffin of Tutankhamun. Volume II of this historical and exciting series covers the dismantling of the enormous golden shrines around Tutankhamun's sarcophagus, the opening of the sarcophagus, the mystery of the ... Read more

    $3.92 AUD

  • THE ANARCHISTS & THE MEXICAN REVOLUTION Práxedis G. Guerrero (1882-1910)

    by David Poole ...
    "Práxedis G. Guerrero, anarchist, militant, propagandist, poet and secretary to the ‘Junta Organizadora del Partido Liberal Mexicano’ was the first Mexican anarchist to give his life for Land and Liberty, when he was killed, at the early age of only 28, during an attack on the town of Janos, Chihuahua, in the early months of the Mexican Revolution. Together with Ricardo Flores Magón, Práxedis was ... Read more

    $2.24 AUD

  • Librado Rivera. Anarchists in the Mexican Revolution

    by David Poole ...
    Of the many comrades and collaborators of Ricardo Flores Magón, Librado Rivera was by far the closest. Their revolutionary partnership lasted twenty years, rivalling that of Durruti and Ascaso and only ended with Ricardo’s death in Leavenworth Prison murdered directly or indirectly by the U.S. authorities. Librado was a founding member of the Partido Liberal Mexicano and made fundamental and major ... Read more

    $2.24 AUD

  • Geronimo's Story of His Life (Illustrated Edition)

    With Original Photos

    by Geronimo ...
    This eBook has been formatted to the highest digital standards and adjusted for readability on all devices. Geronimo was a prominent leader and medicine man from the Bedonkohe band of the Chiricahua Apache tribe. From 1850 to 1886 Geronimo joined with members of three other Chiricahua Apache bands—the Tchihende, the Tsokanende and the Nednhi—to carry out numerous raids as well as resistance to US ... Read more

    $1.99 AUD

  • Reluctant Hero

    by John Hickman ...
    John tells the true story about his dad, Bill's involvement in the Second World War. Bill grows up in the slums of Notting Hill, London and leaves school at fourteen. Despite his insecurities, while still in his late teens, he becomes a pilot of Lancaster bombers. He wants to belong to the 'establishment' but rebels against the powers-that-be when he realises they think he is expendable. Loss of ... Read more

    $4.39 AUD

  • The Lives of the Twelve Caesars

    Complete

    The Twelve Caesars, is a set of twelve biographies of Julius Caesar and the first 11 emperors of the Roman Empire written by Gaius Suetonius Tranquillus. The work, written in AD 121 during the reign of the emperor Hadrian, was the most popular work of Suetonius, at that time Hadrian's personal secretary, and is the largest among his surviving writings. The Twelve Caesars is considered very ... Read more

    $2.19 AUD

  • Spitfire!

    The Experiences of a Fighter Pilot

    by Brian Lane ...
    Lane was the author of Spitfire!, originally published in 1942 under the pseudonym B.J. Ellan. The book is a first hand account of his experiences as a front line Spitfire pilot and is one of only a few contemporaneous autobiographical accounts of the life of a Battle of Britain Spitfire pilot. ... Read more

    $1.99 AUD