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            Killing Time: Short stories from the long road home

            Killing Time: Short stories from the long road home (Hardback)

            By Barnes, Jimmy

            • RRP: $45.00
            • $33.75
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            From the rock legend turned master storyteller, this collection of non-fiction short stories is vintage Jimmy. Stories of adventure, misadventure, love and loss from the #1 bestselling author of the critically acclaimed memoirs Working Class Boy and Working Class Man. Outrageous,... witty, warm and wise, Killing Time shares more than 40 yarns from an epic life - a dazzling collection of tall tales, out-takes and B-sides from one of Australia's finest storytellers.
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            ISBN 9781460759486
            Published AU 7 Oct 2020
            Publisher HarperCollins Publishers
            Interest Age General Audience
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            999 In stock at publisher; delivery usually 15-20 working days due to covid19 delays
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            The Tap-Dancing Knife Thrower: My Life (without the boring bits)

            The Tap-Dancing Knife Thrower: My Life (without the boring bits) (Hardback)

            By Hogan, Paul

            • RRP: $45.00
            • $33.75
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            The icon and legend at last tells his story his way - without the boring bits Paul Hogan first appeared on our screens in 1971 as a 'tap dancing knife thrower' on channel 9's New Faces. The then father of four and Sydney Harbour Bridge rigger from Granville did it as a dare, but ...when the network's switchboard lit up, he was invited back. So popular was he with viewers, Hogan became a regular on Mike Willesee's A Current Affair. The rest, as they say, is history. In collaboration with his business partner and best friend John Cornell (who played his sidekick, Strop), he went on to become Australia's favourite TV comedian. His hugely popular comedy shows and appearances in unforgettable and ground-breaking ads for cigarettes, beer and tourism, came to personify Australia and Australians here and overseas, helping to change the perception of who we are as people and as a nation. Then, in 1986, Crocodile Dundee, the movie he conceived, co-wrote and starred in, became an international smash, grossing more than a billion dollars in today's money and earning its star an Oscar nomination. Despite the fact Hoges claimed to be 'retired', many more movies followed, including Crocodile Dundee II, Lightning Jack, Almost an Angel and Charlie & Boots. But even as his star rose ever higher, he always expected someone to grab him by the arm and say, 'What are you doing here? You're just a bloody rigger!' The Tap Dancing Knife Thrower is a funny and candid account of the astonishing life of 'one lucky bastard', as Hoges describes himself. Full of countless stories never previously shared and told in the comedian's inimitable, funny and self-deprecating style, The Tap Dancing Knife Thrower is Paul Hogan's story told his way - 'without the boring bits'.
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            ISBN 9781460759295
            Published AU 5 Nov 2020
            Publisher HarperCollins Publishers
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            999 In stock at publisher; delivery usually 15-20 working days due to covid19 delays
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            The Naked Farmer

            The Naked Farmer (Trade Paperback / Paperback)

            By Brooksby, Ben

            • RRP: $29.99
            • $23.99
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            A heartwarming, moving and candid collection of stories of the challenges our farmers are facing, and the way these communities are banding together in response.

            ISBN 9781760981068
            Published AU 27 Oct 2020
            Publisher Pan Macmillan
            Interest Age 16+ years
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            500 In stock at publisher; delivery usually 15-20 working days due to covid19 delays
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            Fearless Footsteps: True Stories That Capture the Spirit of Adventure

            Fearless Footsteps: True Stories That Capture the Spirit of Adventure (Trade Paperback / Paperback)

            Edited by Thomas, Nathan James; Roberts, Jennifer

            • RRP: $29.99
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            Exhilarating, introspective and inspiring, this collection of true travel stories proves seeing the world is worth it, no matter the trepidation. Let wanderlust conquer fear!

            ISBN 9781925820577
            Published AU 5 Nov 2020
            Publisher Exisle Publishing
            Interest Age General Audience
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            372 In stock at publisher; delivery usually 15-20 working days due to covid19 delays
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            Courage Under Fire

            Courage Under Fire (Hardback)

            By Keighran, Daniel, VC; With Park, Tony

            • RRP: $44.99
            • $35.99
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            A revealing and frank memoir from Daniel Keighran, an unlikely candidate to receive the Victoria Cross.

            ISBN 9781760787653
            Published AU 27 Oct 2020
            Publisher Pan Macmillan
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            500 In stock at publisher; delivery usually 15-20 working days due to covid19 delays
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            Gangland: New Zealand's Underworld of Organised Crime
             

            Gangland: New Zealand's Underworld of Organised Crime (Trade Paperback / Paperback)

            By Savage, Jared

            • RRP: $34.99
            • $26.24
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            Inside New Zealand's underworld of Organised Crime

            ISBN 9781775541622
            Published AU 2 Dec 2020
            Publisher HarperCollins Publishers
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            Title is temporarily out of stock
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            The Rock: Looking into Australia's 'Heart of Darkness' from the edge of its wild frontier

            The Rock: Looking into Australia's 'Heart of Darkness' from the edge of its wild frontier (Trade Paperback / Paperback)

            By Smith, Aaron

            • RRP: $49.99
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            Journalist Aaron Smith's new memoir holds up a unique mirror to Australia. What he sees is at once amazing, disturbing and revealing. The Rockexplores the failings of our nation's character, its unresolved past and its uncertain future from the vantage point of its most northerly... outpost, Thursday Island. Smith was the fearless editor, journalist and the paperboy of Australia's most northerly newspaper, the Torres News, a small independent regional tabloid that up until late 2019 serviced a predominantly Torres Strait Islander and Aboriginal readership across some of the most remote and little understood communities in Australia. The Rock is a story of self-discovery where Smith grapples to understand a national identity marred by its racist underbelly, where he is transplanted from his white-boy privileged suburban life to being a racial and cultural minority, and an outsider. Peppered with his experiences, Smith gradually and sensitively becomes embedded in island life while vividly capturing the endless and often farcical parade of personalities and politicians including Scott Morrison and Tony Abbott. Smith pulls no punches while he reflects on the history of Terra Australis incognita, dissecting what is truly Australia, and its gaping cultural and moral divide.
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            ISBN 9781925760651
            Published AU 1 Dec 2020
            Publisher Transit Lounge Publishing
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            315 In stock at publisher; delivery usually 15-20 working days due to covid19 delays
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            A Nurse's Story: My Life in A&E During the Covid Crisis
             

            A Nurse's Story: My Life in A&E During the Covid Crisis (Paperback)

            By Curtis, Louise; With Johnson, Sarah

            • RRP: $26.50
            • $19.57
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            • Internationally sourced

            A rare and remarkable look into the NHS frontlines against Covid-19 from a nurse who's seen more than she ever bargained for...

            ISBN 9781529058932
            Released AU 24 Dec 2020
            Publisher Pan Macmillan
            Interest Age 18+ years
            Availability
            Internationally sourced (OOS locally); ships 6-14 working days
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            Inspire: Life Lessons from the Wilderness

            Inspire: Life Lessons from the Wilderness (Hardback)

            By Fogle, Ben

            • RRP: $49.99
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            The latest adventure from bestselling author Ben Fogle explores what we can learn from nature about living well and living wild.

            ISBN 9780008374037
            Released AU 6 Jan 2021
            Publisher HarperCollins Publishers
            Interest Age General Audience
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            Indent title (internationally sourced), allow 8-12 weeks
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            The Last Days of John Lennon

            The Last Days of John Lennon (Trade Paperback / Paperback)

            By Patterson, James

            • RRP: $32.99
            • $24.74
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            John Lennon was one of the world's most influential people. Chapman, himself a tragic nowhere man, ultimately achieved the notoriety he craved by making the target on Lennon very real - and single-handedly wounding the spirit of a generation.

            ISBN 9781529125207
            Released AU 11 Jan 2021
            Publisher Cornerstone
            Interest Age General Audience
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            826 In-stock at publisher; ships 7-14 working days
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