Wheelers Books
Refine By
Publication Date
Fiction / Non-Fiction
    Age
      Format
        Extended Format
        Show Large Print:
        Publication Country
          Latest Additions
          Language
            Price
            -

            True Stories Of Endurance & Survival

            Stock Availability: Sort by: View:

            Total 1.72K jump to: go ‹ previous...34567...next ›
            My Prison, My Home
             

            My Prison, My Home (Hardback)

            By Esfandiari, Haleh

            Robbed in Iran and imprisoned for over 100 days for suspected espionage, this is the true story of one woman's shocking ordeal in the country she called home.

            ISBN 9780007286546
            Released AU 1 Mar 2010
            Publisher HarperCollins Publishers
            Interest Age 14+ years
            Availability
            Not currently available
            View details for this title
            The Dangerous Book of Heroes
             

            The Dangerous Book of Heroes (Hardback)

            By Iggulden, Conn; Iggulden, David

            From the co-author of the bestselling 'The Dangerous Book for Boys', this is a book of heroes, new and old, known and sadly forgotten, now to be glorified as they ought to be.

            ISBN 9780007260928
            Released AU 1 Aug 2009
            Publisher HarperCollins Publishers
            Interest Age 14+ years
            Availability
            Not currently available
            View details for this title
            Her Say: Survivors of Domestic Abuse Tell Their Own Stories
              

            Her Say: Survivors of Domestic Abuse Tell Their Own Stories (Trade Paperback / Paperback)

            By Clark, Jackie

            • RRP: $32.99
            • $24.74
            • Save $8.25
            • Pub Date
              2 Mar 21

            In 2012, Jackie Clark launched The Aunties, a grassroots charity helping women to rebuild their lives after a period of trauma. She quit her job, turning her back on her comfortable life, to focus on The Aunties full-time, becoming Aunty in Charge and assisting hundreds of women ...with material needs and emotional support. Jackie has long dreamed of a publication that gives these women a voice. This powerful new book features the stories of a number of very different New Zealand women, told their way. The collected stories chart their narrators' lives and personal histories, through the lens of having lived with - and escaped - an abusive partner. Her Say is spoken from the heart, uncompromising but offering hope, redemption, personal triumph. It's a book for all women, showing how owning our stories gives us the power to write daring new endings. It will challenge, illuminate, and empower readers - not to mention the storytellers themselves.
            Read more

            ISBN 9780143774235
            Published AU 2 Mar 2021
            Publisher Random House
            Interest Age General Audience
            Availability
            Available for pre-order, ships once released
            View details for this title
            Blue Water
               

            Blue Water (Trade Paperback / Paperback)

            By Wright, Lindsay

            • RRP: $35.00
            • $30.99
            • Save $4.01
            • To Order/ Indent titles

            Blue Water is a collection of true adventure stories from a writer in love with the sea ... From an action-packed journey to the Arctic ice pack, encounters with whales and storms, to rescuing a derelict yacht - only to later be washed ashore on a New Zealand beach - Lindsay Wrig...ht has experienced it all.
            Read more

            ISBN 9781869509002
            Published AU 1 Dec 2010
            Publisher HarperCollins Publishers
            Interest Age 14+ years
            Availability
            Indent title (sourced internationally), Allow 8-12 weeks due to Covid 19 freight delays
            View details for this title
            Quake Year
              

            Quake Year (Paperback)

            By Farrell, Fiona; Other Nicholas, Juliet

            • RRP: $43.99
            • $35.19
            • Save $8.80
            • In Stock At Publisher

            It was interesting what people in the checkout line were buying: it was all comfort food. The man in front of me had eggs, bacon, cigarettes, beer. And here we were buying pink buns. No one was buying sensible emergency rations like baked beans..." "It was just the most wonderful... feeling. A sense of hope, like a weed growing out of a crack. Just sitting in the sun listening to beautiful classical music amidst all the devastation..." Everyone in Christchurch has their own story of the quakes. There are heroic and brave stories related to the events themselves, and also longer narratives of endurance over 18 months of aftershocks. No one will ever forget this year. In The Quake Year acclaimed author Fiona Farrell interviews people trying to live ordinary lives in extraordinary times. Their stories are moving, poignant, revealing and healing. This unique book takes the reader beyond the physical damage straight into the hearts of survivors, in stories that will touch a chord with every reader. Fiona's text is enhanced by beautiful photographs by acclaimed photographer Juliet Nicholas.
            Read more

            ISBN 9781927145296
            Published AU 9 May 2012
            Publisher Canterbury University Press
            Interest Age 14+ years
            Availability
            108 In-stock at publisher; ships 7-14 working days
            View details for this title
            The Pull of the Stars

            The Pull of the Stars (Trade Paperback / Paperback)

            By Donoghue, Emma

            • RRP: $32.99
            • $26.39
            • Save $6.60
            • In Stock At Publisher

            Dublin, 1918: three days in a maternity ward at the height of the Great Flu. A small world of work, risk, death, and unlooked-for love, by the bestselling author of The Wonder and Room.

            ISBN 9781529046168
            Released AU 28 Jul 2020
            Publisher Pan Macmillan
            Interest Age 18+ years
            Availability
            305 In stock at publisher; delivery usually 15-20 working days due to covid19 delays
            View details for this title
            The Secret Home

            The Secret Home (Hardback)

            Illustrated by Kranz, Andy Mia

            • RRP: $29.99
            • $23.99
            • Save $6.00
            • Available At Publisher

            The Secret Home is a true story, presented as a fable. It tells of the author's father when he was a boy, and there was a war. Living in an underground dwelling for three years, he and his parents survive with the help of kind and courageous strangers. Illustrated with rich and e...vocative artwork, this book resonates deeply with readers of all ages, and is a moving example of the risks we can take and the generosity we can offer at times of upheaval and change. Created by first-time author and illustrator Andy Mia Kranz, this vivid story, told to her over and over when she was a child by her grandfather, planted the seed of this book.
            Read more

            ISBN 9780648498506
            Published AU 1 Nov 2019
            Publisher John Reed Book Distribution
            Interest Age Children
            Availability
            Available at publisher; allow 3-6 weeks delivery due to Covid 19 freight delays
            View details for this title
            The Chief Witness: escape from China's modern-day concentration camps
             

            The Chief Witness: escape from China's modern-day concentration camps (Trade Paperback / Paperback)

            By Sauytbay, Sayragul; With Cavelius, Alexandra; Translated by Waight, Caroline

            • RRP: $35.00
            • $26.25
            • Save $8.75
            • Pub Date
              4 May 21

            A shocking depiction of one of the world's most ruthless regimes - and the story of one woman's fight to survive.

            ISBN 9781922310538
            Published AU 4 May 2021
            Publisher Scribe Publications
            Interest Age General Audience
            Availability
            Available for pre-order, ships once released
            View details for this title
            Untold Resilience: Stories of courage, survival and love from women who have gone before

            Untold Resilience: Stories of courage, survival and love from women who have gone before (Trade Paperback / Paperback)

            By Women, Future

            • RRP: $32.99
            • $24.74
            • Save $8.25
            • In Stock At Publisher

            We are not the first generation to live through something as seismic and all-encompassing as the coronavirus pandemic, even though it can feel right now like we are. But when it comes to the stories of the wars, financial crises and diseases that have threatened our societies in ...the past century, most often they are told from the male viewpoint. That's why the brilliant journalists at Future Women want to rewrite these triumphs over tragedy from the vantage point of the heroic women who survived them, too, with their own struggles at home. Quiet Resilience is a collection of remarkable true stories that invites us to discover how seemingly ordinary women from older generations - those aged 80+ today - have weathered the storms of their lives and times, and that shares the lessons we can apply in our lives today. It celebrates our adaptability, survival skills and the persistence of the female human spirit. The 18 women's stories are being beautifully told in the first person by Future Women founder and CEO, Helen McCabe, and her team of journalists which includes Jamila Rizvi (Not Just Lucky and The Motherhood), who is their Chief Content Officer. So many examples of generosity, kindness, empathy and connection shine through from these tales, bringing much-needed reassurance that we will be okay, we will make it through, the good in people will prevail. Quiet Resilience is a book filled with heart, soul and hope.
            Read more

            ISBN 9781761040153
            Published AU 20 Oct 2020
            Publisher Penguin
            Interest Age General Audience
            Availability
            999 In-stock at publisher; ships 7-14 working days
            View details for this title
            New Great Australian Flying Doctor Stories
             

            New Great Australian Flying Doctor Stories (Trade Paperback / Paperback)

            By Marsh, Bill

            • RRP: $35.00
            • $35.00
            • To Order/ Indent titles

            From the pilots, doctors and nurses who spread their 'mantle of safety' throughout the remote inland of Australia, as well as the men and women they treat on the ground, comes a brand-new collection of Flying Doctor yarns as told to master storyteller Bill 'Swampy' Marsh.

            ISBN 9780733325519
            Published AU 1 Oct 2010
            Publisher ABC Books
            Interest Age General Audience
            Series Great Australian Stories
            Availability
            Indent title (sourced internationally), Allow 8-12 weeks due to Covid 19 freight delays
            View details for this title
            Total 1.72K jump to: go ‹ previous...34567...next ›