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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Where have I come from? From the land of rivers, the land of waterfalls, the land of ancient chants, the land of mountains... In 2013, Kurdish journalist Behrouz Boochani was illegally detained on Manus Island. He has been there ever since.People would run to th... read more

No Friend but the Mountains
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When Franz Kafka died in 1924, his loyal friend and champion Max Brod could not bring himself to fulfil Kafka's last instruction: to burn his remaining manuscripts. Instead, Brod devoted the rest of his life to canonizing Kafka as th... read more

Kafka's Last Trial: The Strange Case of a Literary Legacy
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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 aspiring ball... read more

Speaking Up
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All roads lead home.'After my knighthood was announced,a woman from the BBC came toGlasgow to interview me. We satdown in a lovely hotel in a nice partof town, and she hit me with her firstquestion- "This must mean a lot toyou, with you... read more

Made in Scotland - My Grand Adventures in a Wee Country
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The Arsonisttakes readers inside the hunt for a fire-lighter. After Black Saturday, a February 2009 day marked by 47 degree heat and firestorms, arson squad detectives arrived at a plantation on the edge of a 26,000-hectare burn site. Eleven people had just been killed and hun... read more

The Arsonist
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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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*The Sunday Times Bestseller* A hilarious and honest collection of stories, thoughts, and tales of a life in comedy from the presenter of The Last Leg, Adam Hills Adam Hills is one the UK's best-loved comedians. For thirty years he has been performing stand-up, hosting TV... read more

Best Foot Forward
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William McInnes, one of Australia's best-known storytellers and actors, has turned to a subject that is close to his heart. Fatherhood is about family, about memories of his father and the memories he's creating as a dad himself, with his own son and daughter. Warm, witty and no... read more

Fatherhood
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When John Devitt won Olympic 100-metre freestyle gold in 1960, his inspiration was Healy. He always wanted to write his hero's biography. Now, on the centenary of Healy's death, Devitt has joined with Larry ... read more

Cecil Healy - The Epic Tale of Australia's Only Olympic Gold Medallist to Die at War
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With over 100 movies and two Academy Awards to his credit over six decades, Hollywood legend Michael Caine shares the wisdom, stories, insight, and skills that life has taught him in his remarkable career-and now his eighty-fifth year.... read more

Blowing the Bloody Doors Off and Other Lessons in Life
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This is the story of Tom Phelps and the 'other Kokoda Track'. Seventy-five years later, Tom's grandson, award-winning actor and writer Peter Phelps, is sharing this inspiring tale of resili... read more

The Bulldog Track - A Grandson's Story of an Ordinary Man's War and Survival on the Other Kokoda Trail
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