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            The Truth About French Women
              

            The Truth About French Women (Trade Paperback / Paperback)

            By Le Moel, Marie

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            In France, criticizing oneselves is a national sport, even more important than football. But there's one thing every foreigner does need to understand if they ever plan to spend some time with a French person. Or even more dangerously, marry a French person. Or, pure madness, liv...e in France with lots of French persons. French people hate it when foreigners do criticize them. Immediately this provokes a strange physical phenomenon. The heart starts pumping a little bit faster, reminiscences of the Marseillaise are heard by their gallic ears, and they reach mentally for the sword. For years now, French women have become a target for all sorts of representations. In fact, the number of books written about French women is becoming a publishing market in itself. No year goes by without a new book about them. And yet, in spite of her reserves in differentiating French women from other women, Marie Le Moel found some aspects can't be so easily dismissed. Of course, women, and men, all around the world, share similarities. And yet, they remain a product of their environment. French environment, culture and rich history, has produced a certain type of men and women. It has produced, too, a certain type of relationship between the two genders, where seduction and games play, still now, an important part. And in order to better fight the stereotypes, one has to try to put the finger on what constitutes a modern French woman, and why she has become, for many, an example.
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            ISBN 9780857981745
            Published AU 2 Mar 2015
            Publisher Random House
            Interest Age General Audience
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            Truth Is Trouble: The strange case of Israel Folau, or How Free Speech Became So Complicated

            Truth Is Trouble: The strange case of Israel Folau, or How Free Speech Became So Complicated (Trade Paperback / Paperback)

            By Knox, Malcolm

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            Why did the sacking of rugby player Israel Folau over his social media posts become one of the nation's most polarizing controversies? How could one man's religious views activate so many people in modern Australia? And what does the sides people found themselves on tell us about... the kind of country we've become? Starting with this striking incident, triple Walkley Award winning journalist Malcolm Knox paints a vivid portrait of the divisions that underlie our recent history, from marriage equality to the covid lockdown. He shows how free speech has become the new flashpoint of the 'culture wars', and how it remains our deepest national faultline.
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            ISBN 9781760856144
            Published AU 5 Nov 2020
            Publisher Simon & Schuster Australia
            Interest Age General Audience
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            The Art of Cake: The Creme de la Creme of the World's Favourite Desserts

            The Art of Cake: The Creme de la Creme of the World's Favourite Desserts (Hardback)

            By Oehr, Alice

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            Cakes offer a kind of magic, turning the everyday into the exquisite. In this unapologetic ode to cake, Alice Oehr's engaging writing and distinctive, playful illustrations tell the stories of fifty of the world's favourites.

            ISBN 9781760760755
            Published AU 31 Mar 2020
            Publisher Thames and Hudson (Australia)
            Interest Age General Audience
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            Ellis Island: A people's history

            Ellis Island: A people's history (Hardback)

            By Szejnert, Malgorzata

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            A landmark work of history that brings the voices of the past vividly to life, transforming our understanding of the immigrant experience. Whilst living in New York, journalist Malgorzata Szejnert would often gaze out from lower Manhattan at Ellis Island, a dark outline on the ho...rizon. How many stories did this tiny patch of land hold? How many people had joyfully embarked on a new life there - or known the despair of being turned away? How many were held there against their will? Ellis Island draws on unpublished testimonies, memoirs and correspondence from many internees and immigrants, including Russians, Italians, Jews, Japanese, Germans, and Poles, along with commissioners, interpreters, doctors, and nurses - all of whom knew they were taking part in a tremendous historical phenomenon. It tells the many stories of the island, from Annie Moore, the Irishwoman who was the first to be processed there, to the diaries of Fiorello La Guardia, who worked at the station before going on to become one of New York City's greatest mayors, to depicting the ordeal the island went through during the 9/11 attacks. At the book's core are letters recovered from the Russian State Archive, a heartrending trove of correspondence from migrants to their loved ones back home. But their letters never reached their destination- instead, they were confiscated by intelligence services and remained largely unseen. Far from the open-door policy of myth, we see that deportations from Ellis Island were often based on pseudo-scientific ideas about race, gender, and disability. Sometimes, families were broken up, and new arrivals were held in detention at the Island for days, weeks, or months under quarantine. Indeed the island compound has spent longer as an internment camp than as a migration station. Today, the island is no less political. In popular culture, it is a romantic symbol of the generations of immigrants that reshaped the United States. But its true history reveals that today's im
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            ISBN 9781925849035
            Published AU 1 Sep 2020
            Publisher Scribe Publications
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            Who Owns History?: Elgin's Loot and the Case for Returning Plundered Treasure
             

            Who Owns History?: Elgin's Loot and the Case for Returning Plundered Treasure (Paperback)

            By Robertson, Geoffrey, QC

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            • Pub Date
              1 Dec 20

            Hard on the heels of his best-selling autobiography Rather His Own Man, one of Australia's foremost public intellectuals turns his mind to one of the most important contemporary questions that divides the world of art and culture- the restitution of heritage treasures removed in ...earlier times from subjugated peoples who now want them back. Taking his cue from Cicero, the great Roman barrister, Geoffrey Robertson argues that justice requires the return not only of the 'Elgin' Marbles to Greece, but of many looted antiquities on display in the museums of Britain, Europe and America. He argues that the Gweagal Shield - dropped when Cook shot at Aboriginals in Botany Bay in 1770 - should be returned to Australia from the British Museum. He wants the government to acquire the hull of HMS Endeavour recently located off Rhode Island. He has located Arthur Phillip's tombstone for Yemmerrawanne, the first Australian expatriate, in a South London churchyard, and he wants to bring it back. Robertson's judgement is uncompromising- cultural heritage belongs to the people of whose history it is a part, unless its return would be attended by danger to the artwork itself. And since the movement for the restitution of cultural property is based on human rights, governments that want it back must show respect for the rights of the peoples on whose behalf they make the claim. Who Owns History? not only delves into the crucial debate over the Marbles, but examines how the past can be experienced by everyone, as well as by the people of the country of origin.
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            ISBN 9781760893712
            Published AU 1 Dec 2020
            Publisher Penguin
            Interest Age General Audience
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            The Flying Kangaroo: Great Untold Stories of Qantas...the Heroic, the Hilarious and the Sometimes Just Plain Strange

            The Flying Kangaroo: Great Untold Stories of Qantas...the Heroic, the Hilarious and the Sometimes Just Plain Strange (Paperback)

            By Eames, Jim

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            Brings to full and rich life the extraordinary characters, events and challenges that have made Qantas an Australian icon.

            ISBN 9781760632397
            Published AU 24 Jan 2018
            Publisher Allen & Unwin
            Interest Age General Audience
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            Socialism is Great!: A Worker's Memoir of the New China

            Socialism is Great!: A Worker's Memoir of the New China (Paperback)

            By Zhang, Lijia

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            A spirited memoir by a former Chinese factory worker who grew up in Nanjing, participated in the Tiananmen Square protest and ended up as an international journalist. As a teenager, Zhang worked in a factory producing missiles designed to reach North America, queuing every month ...to give evidence to the period police that she wasnt pregnant.
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            ISBN 9780980296556
            Published AU 1 Aug 2008
            Publisher UWA Publishing
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            Good Night Stories For Rebel Girls: 100 Immigrant Women Who Changed The World
             

            Good Night Stories For Rebel Girls: 100 Immigrant Women Who Changed The World (Hardback)

            By Favilli, Elena; Edited by Gruber, Pam

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            A continuation of the New York Times bestselling series, Good Night Stories for Rebel Girls: 100 Immigrant Women Who Changed the World recognizes women who leave their homeland to seek refuge, to realize unattainable dreams, and to share their invaluable contributions with the wo...rld.
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            ISBN 9781733329293
            Released AU 15 Oct 2020
            Publisher Timbuktu Labs, Inc
            Interest Age General Audience
            Series Good Night Stories for Rebel Girls
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            500 Internationally sourced; ships 6-14 working days
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            A Mother's Sacrifice: The most moving and page-turning saga you'll read this year

            A Mother's Sacrifice: The most moving and page-turning saga you'll read this year (Hardback)

            By Felton, Jennie

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            A heartrending saga, filled with romance, tragedy, drama, secrets and triumph in adversity from the author of in the Families of Fairley Terrace series.

            ISBN 9781472256478
            Released AU 10 Nov 2020
            Publisher Headline Publishing Group
            Interest Age 16+ years
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            The Windsor Diaries: A childhood with the Princesses

            The Windsor Diaries: A childhood with the Princesses (Trade Paperback / Paperback)

            By Howard, Alathea Fitzalan; Edited by Noel, Celestria; Foreword by Naylor-Leyland, Lady Isabella

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            The never-before-seen diaries of Alathea Fitzalan Howard, who lived alongside the young Princesses Elizabeth and Margaret at Windsor Castle during the Second World War.

            ISBN 9781529328097
            Released AU 13 Oct 2020
            Publisher Hodder & Stoughton
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