'A father...is a necessary evil.' Stephen Dedalus in UlyssesWilliam Butler Yeats' father was an impoverished artist, an inveterate letter writer, and a man crippled by his inability to ever finish a painting.Oscar Wilde's fathe... read more

Mad, Bad, Dangerous to Know: The Fathers of Wilde, Yeats and Joyce
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Walkley award winning ABC journalist, Kerry O'Brien, reflects on social and political upheavals he has witnessed and the personalities who have made history.
Born the day after the first American occupying troops landed near Tokyo in August 1945, Kerry O'Brien'... read more

Kerry O'Brien, A Memoir
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As president of the Human Rights Commission, Gillian Triggs advocated for the disempowered, the disenfranchised, the marginalised. She withstood relentless political pressure and media scrutiny as she defended the defenceless for five tumultuous years.
How did this aspiri... read more

Speaking Up
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A.B. 'Banjo' Paterson is rightly recognised as Australia's greatest storyteller and most celebrated poet, the boy from the bush who became the voice of a generation.
He gave us our unofficial national anthem, 'Waltzing Matilda', and treasured ballads such as 'The Man from Snowy... read more

Banjo
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James Packer turns to Greek mythology in an attempt to explain the most exciting yet tumultuous period of his 50 years on earth.'I was like Icarus', the billionaire tells his biographer, journalist Damon Kitney, of the heady days ... read more

The Price of Fortune: The Untold Story of Being James Packer
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As a journalist, Leigh Sales often encounters people experiencing the worst moments of their lives in the full glare of the media. But one particular string of bad news stories--and a terrifying brush ... read more

Any Ordinary Day: Blindsides, Resilience and What Happens after the Worst Day of Your Life
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As a student in Melbourne, Elizabeth Kleinhenz heard frequent talk of this almost mythical figure, Germaine Greer. Urged on by her mother, a first wave feminist, she read The Female Eunuch, a clarion call that rallied women to assert their female powe... read more

Germaine - A Biography of Germaine Greer
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'Educated is a remarkable memoir of a young woman raised in a survivalist family in Idaho who strives for education while still showing great understanding and love for the world she leaves behind.'
- BARACK OBAMA ________________________ Tara Westover grew up prep... read more

Educated: A Memoir
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Hollywood legend and British national treasure Michael Caine shares the wisdom, stories, insight and skills that life has taught him in his remarkable career - and now his 85th year.
One of our best-loved actors Michael Caine ... read more

Blowing the Bloody Doors Off and Other Lessons in Life (HB)
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'A memoir as soulful, wryly witty, and lyrical as it is candid and courageous' - Booklist, starred review 'Impressive, candid and vivid' The Times    'Beautifully written'  Sunday Times Sally Field is one of the most celebrated, beloved and enduring actors ... read more

In Pieces
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'Unquestionably the king of comic writing . . . Calypso is both funnier and more heartbreaking than pretty much anything out there' Hadley Freeman, Guardian
If you've ever laughed your way through David Sedaris's cheerfully misanthropic stories, you might think you know what you... read more

Calypso
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Violence, treachery and cruelty run through the generational veins of Rick Morton?s family. A horrific accident thrusts his mother and siblings into a world impossible for them to navigate, a life of poverty and drug addiction One Hundred Years of Dirtis an unflin... read more

One Hundred Years of Dirt
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