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              Enid: The Scandalous Life of a Glamorous Australian Who Dazzled the World

              Enid: The Scandalous Life of a Glamorous Australian Who Dazzled the World (Trade Paperback / Paperback)

              By Wainwright, Robert

              • RRP: $32.99
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              Enid Lindeman stood almost six feet tall, with silver hair and flashing turquoise eyes. The girl from Strathfield in Sydney stopped traffic in Manhattan, silenced gamblers in Monte Carlo and dared walk a pet cheetah through Hyde Park in London on a diamond collar. In early twenti...eth century society where women were expected to be demure and obedient, the grand-daughter of Hunter Valley wine pioneer Henry Lindeman waltzed through life to her own drum beat. She drove an ambulance in World War I and hid escaped Allied pilots behind enemy lines in World War II, played bridge with Somerset Maugham and entertained Hollywood royalty in the world's most expensive private home on the Riviera, allegedly won in a poker game. Enid bedazzled men with her beauty, outlived four husbands - two shipping magnates, a war hero and a larger-than-life Irish Earl - spent two great fortunes and earned the nickname Lady Killmore. From Sydney to New York, London to Paris and Cairo to Kenya, Robert Wainwright tells the fascinating story of a life lived large on the world stage.
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              ISBN 9781760296544
              Published AU 2 Jul 2020
              Publisher Allen & Unwin
              Interest Age General Audience
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              Australia, You Little* Beauty: Inside Test Cricket's Dream Team
               

              Australia, You Little* Beauty: Inside Test Cricket's Dream Team (Trade Paperback / Paperback)

              By Langer, Justin; Wainwright, Robert

              • RRP: $35.00
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              <Highlights in the cricketers life of one of Australia's great batsmen, now fast gaining a reputation as a commentator on the game.>

              ISBN 9781742373515
              Published AU 1 Aug 2010
              Publisher Allen & Unwin
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              Miss Muriel Matters: The Australian actress who became one of London's most famous suffragists

              Miss Muriel Matters: The Australian actress who became one of London's most famous suffragists (Trade Paperback / Paperback)

              By Wainwright, Robert

              • RRP: $34.99
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              The Australian actress who became one of London's most famous suffragists. In 1909 a young Australian actress made headlines around the world when she took to the sky over the British Houses of Parliament in an air balloon emblazoned with the slogan 'Votes for Women'. When prevai...ling winds forced her to sail around London instead, she succeeded in dropping leaflets all over the city. A year earlier, Muriel Matters, who became known as 'that daring Australian girl', had chained herself to an iron grille in the British House of Commons to protest against women being segregated in Parliament, thus becoming the first woman to speak in the House. She was sent to Holloway Prison for her crime, and on her release she added prison reform to her list of campaigns. She went on to become an avid suffragette, touring England in a horse-drawn caravan to promote her cause, and using street art to spread the word. So why has Muriel Matters remained a relative unknown in both Britain and her home country? In MURIEL MATTERS, bestselling writer Robert Wainwright discovers an extraordinary woman full of intelligence, passion and bravery who fought for women's rights in a world far from equal.
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              ISBN 9780733333736
              Published AU 27 Mar 2017
              Publisher ABC Books
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              Rose: The Unauthorised Biography of Rose Hancock Porteous
               

              Rose: The Unauthorised Biography of Rose Hancock Porteous (Paperback)

              By Wainwright, Robert

              • RRP: $22.99
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              The biography of Rose Porteous who, in her own memoir, devoted just two short paragraphs to her marriage to her first husband, Jay Teodoro, who was in fact a rich and powerful man with corrupt friends. This book aims to set the record straight with the real story of Rose's life.

              ISBN 9781865089348
              Published AU 1 Nov 2002
              Publisher Allen & Unwin
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              Series New Speciality Titles
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              The Lost Boy: A Search for Life, a Triumph of Outback Spirit
               

              The Lost Boy: A Search for Life, a Triumph of Outback Spirit (Trade Paperback / Paperback)

              By Wainwright, Robert

              • RRP: $27.99
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              20 years after the event, journalist Robert Wainwright revisits the tragic case of 8-year-old Clinton Liebelt, who went missing in the desolate Northern Territory.

              ISBN 9781741143423
              Published AU 1 Apr 2004
              Publisher Allen & Unwin
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              Maverick Mountaineer
               

              Maverick Mountaineer (Trade Paperback / Paperback)

              By Wainwright, Robert

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              The first full-length biography of George Ingle Finch - maverick Australian mountaineer, scientist, concert pianist and father of actor Peter Finch. George Ingle Finch, mountaineer, soldier, scientist, rebellious spirit, boy from the bush, was in his day one of the most famous me...n in the world. In 1922 he stood at the highest point on Everest, a feat not bettered for 30 years. He invented the predecessor to the puffer jacket and pioneered the use of oxygen in climbing. A World War I hero whose skills also helped save London from burning to the ground during the Blitz of World War II, he was a renowned scientist who was personally chosen by Nehru, the first Indian prime minister, to help lead his nation into the modern world. With a private life torn by war and misguided by social norms, a reputation as an outsider among the British alpine climbing establishment, and some rough and ready 'colonial' habits, Finch was a brilliantly colourful character - so why has he vanished from the pages of history? In this first full-length biography, Robert Wainwright surveys the man who is now best known as the father of Academy award-winning actor Peter Finch - but who was so much more.
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              ISBN 9780733333729
              Published AU 25 May 2015
              Publisher ABC Books
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              Sheila: The Australian Beauty Who Bewitched British Society

              Sheila: The Australian Beauty Who Bewitched British Society (Paperback)

              By Wainwright, Robert

              • RRP: $22.99
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              Sheila wedded earls and barons, befriended literary figures and movie stars, bedded a future king, was feted by London and New York society for forty years and when she died was a Russian princess.

              ISBN 9781760113087
              Published AU 1 May 2015
              Publisher Allen & Unwin
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              Sheila: The Australian Beauty Who Bewitched British Society

              Sheila: The Australian Beauty Who Bewitched British Society (Trade Paperback / Paperback)

              By Wainwright, Robert

              Born on a NSW sheep station, she wedded earls and barons, was feted by London and New York society, and when she died was a Russian princess.

              ISBN 9781743311318
              Published AU 29 Jan 2014
              Publisher Allen & Unwin
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              The Brilliant Outsider
               

              The Brilliant Outsider (Paperback)

              By Wainwright, Robert

              • RRP: $24.99
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              The first full-length biography of George Ingle Finch - maverick Australian mountaineer, scientist, concert pianist and father of actor Peter Finch. George Ingle Finch, mountaineer, soldier, scientist, rebellious spirit, boy from the bush, was in his day one of the most famous me...n in the world. In 1922 he stood at the highest point on Everest, a feat not bettered for 30 years. He invented the predecessor to the puffer jacket and pioneered the use of oxygen in climbing. A World War I hero whose skills also helped save London from burning to the ground during the Blitz of World War II, he was a renowned scientist who was personally chosen by Nehru, the first Indian prime minister, to help lead his nation into the modern world. With a private life torn by war and misguided by social norms, a reputation as an outsider among the British alpine climbing establishment, and some rough and ready 'colonial' habits, Finch was a brilliantly colourful character - so why has he vanished from the pages of history? In this first full-length biography, Robert Wainwright surveys the man who is now best known as the father of Academy award-winning actor Peter Finch - but who was so much more.
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              ISBN 9780733338090
              Published AU 23 Jan 2017
              Publisher ABC Books
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              Rocky Road: The incredible true story of the fractured family behind the Darrell Lea chocolate empire
               

              Rocky Road: The incredible true story of the fractured family behind the Darrell Lea chocolate empire (Paperback)

              By Wainwright, Robert

              • RRP: $55.99
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              The marvellously strange but true story of the family behind the famous Darrell Lea confectionery company.

              ISBN 9781760291556
              Published AU 29 Aug 2018
              Publisher Allen & Unwin
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