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              Red Lead: The Legendary Australian Ship's Cat Who Survived the Sinking of Hmas Perth and the Thai-Burma Railway

              Red Lead: The Legendary Australian Ship's Cat Who Survived the Sinking of Hmas Perth and the Thai-Burma Railway (Trade Paperback / Paperback)

              By Perry, Roland

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              From the author of the bestselling Bill the Bastard and Horrie the War Dog comes a fascinating new story of an Australian animal at war, Red Lead the Australian Navy cat. Red Lead is a sea cat with attitude and uncanny instincts. She uses up her nine lives and more in escaping a ...succession of disastrous events in World War II, from the sinking of the HMAS Perth off Java, to Japanese edicts to kill her on the deadly Thai-Burma Railway, where she moves, in secret, with a group of Australian POWs - known as The Big Cats, who protect her. Red Lead, in turn helps them and becomes the spirit of the prisoners, who feel obligated to keep the faithful animal alive as a symbol of hope for their own survival.
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              ISBN 9781760297145
              Published AU 30 Sep 2020
              Publisher Allen & Unwin
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              Waugh's Way (Revised Edition)
               

              Waugh's Way (Revised Edition) (Paperback, Revised Edition)

              By Perry, Roland

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              Reveals the behind-the-scenes planning, strategies, tactics and psychology that have made Steve Waugh Australia's most successful captain ever in Test and one-day cricket. Updated to include recent controversy over Waugh being dropped as captain and player from the one-day side.

              ISBN 9781740511827
              Published AU 1 Oct 2002
              Publisher Random House
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              Tea and Scotch with Bradman

              Tea and Scotch with Bradman (Paperback)

              By Perry, Roland

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              Discovering the man behind the legend In 1995, journalist and author Roland Perry wrote to Sir Donald Bradman requesting an interview for a biography he was planning of the great cricketer. Surprisingly, the Don agreed. It was the start of a conversation that continued for years,... during which the real Bradman shone, not only as a great sportsman but musician, brilliant thinker and humourist with a fondness for tea and a Scotch or two. In Tea and Scotch with Bradman, Perry paints an intimate and revealing portrait of the man many regard as the greatest Australian cricketer of all time.
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              ISBN 9780733341212
              Published AU 1 Sep 2020
              Publisher ABC Books
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              Bill and Horrie: Australia'S Greatest War Horse and War Dog

              Bill and Horrie: Australia'S Greatest War Horse and War Dog (Trade Paperback / Paperback)

              By Perry, Roland

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              Bill the Bastard Bill was massive. He had power, intelligence and unmatched courage. In performance and character he stood above all the other 200,000 Australian horses sent to the Middle East in the Great War. But as war horses go he had one serious problem. No one could ride hi...m but one man - Major Michael Shanahan. Some even thought Bill took a sneering pleasure in watching would-be riders hit the dust. Bill the Bastard is the remarkable tale of a bond between a determined trooper and his stoic but cantankerous mount. They fought together. They depended on each other for their survival. And when the chips were down, Bill's heroic efforts and exceptional instincts in battle saved the lives of Shanahan and four of his men. By September 1918, 'Bill the Bastard' was known by the entire Light Horse force, who used his name not as an insult, but as a term of endearment. Bill had become a legend, a symbol of the courage and unbreakable will of the Anzac mounted force. There was no other horse like Bill the Bastard. Horrie the War Dog In the harsh Libyan desert in the middle of the second world war, Private Jim Moody, a signaller with the First Australian Machine Gun Battalion, found a starving puppy on a sand dune. Moody called the dog Horrie. Much more than a mascot, Horrie's exceptional hearing picked up the whine of enemy aircraft two minutes before his human counterparts and repeatedly saved the lives of the thousand-strong contingent. The little Egyptian Terrier's ritual of sitting, barking, then dashing for the trenches, had the gunners running for cover before their camp was strafed and bombed. Where Moody went, Horrie went too, through the battle zones of the Middle East and far beyond. As the Japanese forces began their assault in Asia Moody and his soldier mates joined the fight, but not before they had smuggled Horrie onto a troop ship and a harrowing journey back to Australia where they thought their little friend would be safe. The war over, Moody brought H
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              ISBN 9781760529512
              Published AU 3 Dec 2019
              Publisher Allen & Unwin
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              The Ashes: a Celebration: from Bradman and Grace to Warne and Flintoff

              The Ashes: a Celebration: from Bradman and Grace to Warne and Flintoff (Hardback, New title)

              By Perry, Roland

              Charts the history and highlights of the competition for The Ashes; from the first English tours of Australia when the colonials aspired to beat Mother England at her own game, to the historic Ashes tour of 2004 when Britain reclaimed the Ashes in a surprise upset after years of ...Australian dominance on the pitch.
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              ISBN 9781741664904
              Published AU 8 Sep 2006
              Publisher Random House
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              Bradman's Best Ashes Teams
               

              Bradman's Best Ashes Teams (Trade Paperback / Paperback, illustrated edition)

              By Perry, Roland

              Reveals the reasons for Bradman's selections and exclusions and mini biographies of the players chosen for the Ashes teams. This work includes Bradman's selection of the top 5 batting performances, the top 5 bowling performances and his own assessment of his 5 innings in Ashes hi...story.
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              ISBN 9781740512213
              Published AU 1 Jul 2003
              Publisher Random House
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              Faces in the Rain
                

              Faces in the Rain (Paperback)

              By Perry, Roland

              • RRP: $19.99
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              Wealthy drug-company mogul Duncan Hamilton is on the run - wanted for the murder of a high class Polynesian hooker. Her funeral, on a wet winter's day, is the beginning of his quest for the real killer.

              ISBN 9781743314975
              Published AU 1 Nov 2012
              Publisher Allen & Unwin
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              Indent title (sourced internationally), Allow 8-12 weeks due to Covid 19 freight delays
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              Blood is a Stranger
               

              Blood is a Stranger (Trade Paperback / Paperback)

              By Perry, Roland

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              'You don't blow a person's head away, and then shoot him in the back.' Ken Cardinal pulled the sheet back over the body ... Ken Cardinal is summoned to Australia to identify the murdered body of his son, a laser physicist.

              ISBN 9781743313756
              Published AU 1 Sep 2012
              Publisher Allen & Unwin
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              Tea and Scotch with Bradman

              Tea and Scotch with Bradman (Hardback)

              By Perry, Roland

              • RRP: $39.99
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              Discovering the man behind the legend In 1995, journalist and author Roland Perry wrote to Sir Donald Bradman requesting an interview for a biography he was planning of the great cricketer. Surprisingly, the Don agreed. It was the start of a conversation that continued for years,... during which the real Bradman shone, not only as a great sportsman but musician, brilliant thinker and humourist with a fondness for tea and a Scotch or two. In Tea and Scotch with Bradman, Perry paints an intimate and revealing portrait of the man many regard as the greatest Australian cricketer of all time.
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              ISBN 9780733338465
              Published AU 4 Nov 2019
              Publisher ABC Books
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              Celeste: The Parisian Courtesan Who Became a Countess and Bestselling Writer
               

              Celeste: The Parisian Courtesan Who Became a Countess and Bestselling Writer (Trade Paperback / Paperback)

              By Perry, Roland

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              The rich and tempestuous tale of Paris's most celebrated courtesan, a woman of exceptional talent and beauty who scandalised society by marrying the French consul to Australia and becoming a bestselling writer Born in the gutters of Paris in 1824, Celeste Venard rose above her st...ation to become the most celebrated dancer in the Paris dance halls during France's La Belle Epoque. She went on to become first an actress then an equestrienne of exceptional courage at the Paris hippodrome, where her daring feats on horseback thrilled the crowds. Strikingly beautiful and utterly charismatic, Celeste eventually became the city's leading courtesan and the lover of many, including Alexandre Dumas, Georges Bizet, Alfred de Musset and the distinguished Count de Naurois. But it was the Count de Chabrillan, a prominent member of the French aristocracy, who captured her heart - their marriage in 1853 scandalised the Count's family and Parisian society. There was more scandal when Celeste's memoirs were published while the newlyweds were voyaging to Australia, where the count would serve as the French consul. Exiled in Melbourne during the gold rush, Celeste wrote three novels, including her classic bestseller THE GOLD THIEVES, as well as a second set of memoirs. The love affair between Celeste and her count was passionate and volatile, only ending when the count died at sea in 1858. Heartbroken and without means, Celeste went on to write operas and plays - later she managed a theatre in Paris. During the Franco-Prussian war she joined the war effort then later set up a home for war orphans. She died aged 85 and was buried in the Chabrillan family tomb. CELESTE is the rich and tempestuous tale of a woman of exceptional talent and beauty who was a century ahead of her time, a woman who broke all the rules to pursue a life of creativity, passion and excitement.
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              ISBN 9780733335082
              Published AU 22 Aug 2016
              Publisher ABC Books
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