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            Impossible: My Story
             

            Impossible: My Story (Trade Paperback / Paperback)

            By Walker, Stan

            • RRP: $34.99
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            For the first time, the incomparable R&B superstar Stan Walker tells his story of hurt, hope and courage. After definitively winning the 2009 season of Australian Idol at the age of 19, R&B sensation Stan Walker's career went from strength to strength. His first album, Introducin...g Stan Walker, went platinum in Australia and triple platinum in New Zealand; his second; From the Inside Out, debuted at number one on the New Zealand Albums Charts and number two on the ARIA charts. He's won multiple New Zealand Music Awards, been a judge on The X Factor NZ, and played starring roles in films Mt Zion and Born to Dance. Yet few knew what he had had to overcome reach these dizzying heights. Before Australian Idol, Walker had survived a childhood marred with poverty, domestic violence and sexual abuse; dabbled in crime and drug use; and suffered his own personal tragedy. For the first time, he speaks candidly about his rags-to-riches story - and the trials and tribulations he's had to deal with since. The trans-Tasman R&B superstar's raw and open memoir is a lesson that no matter how many setbacks, no matter the odds, you will succeed if you have the courage and belief to do so.
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            ISBN 9781775541479
            Published AU 7 Oct 2020
            Publisher HarperCollins Publishers
            Interest Age General Audience
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            The Islam Book: Big Ideas Simply Explained
             

            The Islam Book: Big Ideas Simply Explained (Hardback)

            By DK; Foreword by Omaar, Rageh

            • RRP: $39.99
            • $29.99
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            This comprehensive, accessible, and factual guide to Islam is essential to understanding the world's fastest-growing religion. This essential guide to Islam covers every aspect of the Muslim faith and its history - from the life of the Prophet Muhammad and the teachings of the Ko...ran to Islam in the 21st century. Celebrating the scientific, literary, and artistic achievements of the Islamic Golden Age and the ideas of philosophers and theologians across the centuries, it opens a window on the Islamic world. The series' trademark graphics and mind maps unpick the central tenets of Islam, such as prayer, fasting, and pilgrimage. Clear factual writing offers insight into terms like Sharia law, the Caliphate, and jihad; Sunni and Shia divisions; and Sufi poetry and music. Images of Islamic art, architecture, calligraphy, and historical artefacts illustrate the articles. Modern issues such as fundamentalism are discussed in context alongside the work of peaceful traditionalists, modernizers, and women's rights campaigners, among others. Packed with more than 80 inspiring quotations, and bold, intriguing illustrations, The Islam Book is an invaluable source of information both for members of one of the world's major religions and any interested reader who wants a clear unbiased guide to the meaning of this faith.
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            ISBN 9780241409688
            Released AU 2 Jul 2020
            Publisher Dorling Kindersley Publishers
            Interest Age Children / Young Adults
            Series Big Ideas
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            Religion: Faith, Fact or Fantasy
             

            Religion: Faith, Fact or Fantasy (Paperback)

            By Guthridge, Ian

            • RRP: $30.00
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            This new book by Dr Ian Guthridge, historian and former Jesuit priest, presents a fresh, frank and no-holds-barred debate about Religion. Is it Faith, or Fact, or Fantasy? Indeed, do we need Religion any more - or is it simply past its use-by date, and something we would be well ...rid of. Timely and relevant, these questions often underpin headlines in the Media. For example, increasing revelations of child abuse by clerics, with Church authorities sweeping these under the carpet; controversies over Gay Maniage, the ordination of women priests, and the use of taxpayer money to fund religious schools; conflicts between Religion and Science over Creation and Evolution; the rival claims of Jews and Muslims to the Holy Land and, here at home, growing concerns about increasing numbers of Muslim migrants from countries hostile to the West; questions about whether Islam is an essentially peaceful religion or a peaceful religion hi-jacked by extremists ; and the challenge presented by Richard Dawkins and the late Christopher Hitchens that God is a Delusion and Religion has been a source of endless divisions and conflicts, and should therefore be got rid of altogether; so has Religion really passed its use-by date - or are we in danger of throwing out the baby with the bath-water? In this book, Guthridge approaches Religion from an unusually wide perspective. For having been a believer throughout the first half of his life - with a Doctorate in Theology from the Gregorian University in Rome - he knows what Religion looks like and feels like from the inside; but, having abandoned Established Christianity throughout the second half of his life, he knows what Religion looks like and feels like from the outside. And, given this double perspective from both sides of the equation, the book launches a strong and uninhibited presentation of both the Case for the Prosecution of Religion, and the Case for its Defence - examining each of these on the basis of evidence, rather than on wil
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            ISBN 9780646572826
            Published AU 14 Jul 2012
            Publisher Medici School Publications
            Interest Age General Audience
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            Great Australian Urban Myths: Revised Edition The Cane Toad High
              

            Great Australian Urban Myths: Revised Edition The Cane Toad High (Paperback, Revised edition)

            By Seal, Graham

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            Headless bikers on the highways; tummies exploding at work; garden gnomes taking international holidays. In this edition, the author tracks down over 100 contemporary Australian legends.

            ISBN 9780732269869
            Published AU 27 Jul 2001
            Publisher HarperCollins Publishers
            Interest Age General Audience
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            The Lost City
             

            The Lost City (Paperback)

            By Hocking, Amanda

            • RRP: $17.99
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            Ulla Tullin is desperate to find her real parents and unlock her half-blood heritage. But her journey will be far more perilous than she could have imagined - and far more rewarding than she could have dreamed. Amanda Hocking returns to her much-loved Trylle universe with this fi...nal trilogy.
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            ISBN 9781529001303
            Released AU 14 Jul 2020
            Publisher Pan Macmillan
            Interest Age Children / Young Adults
            Series Omte Origins
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            The Altar Boys

            The Altar Boys (Trade Paperback / Paperback)

            By Smith, Suzanne

            • RRP: $34.99
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            Focusing on two childhood friends in Newcastle, this powerful and heartbreaking story exposes how the cover-up of child abuse in the Catholic Church in Australia extended from parish priests to every echelon of the organisation, all the way to the Pope. Glen Walsh and Steven Alwa...rd were childhood friends in their tight-knit working class community in Shortland, on the outskirts of Newcastle. Both proud altar boys at the local Catholic church, they went on to attend the city's Catholic boys' highs schools: Glen to Marist Brothers and Steven to St Pius X. Both did well - Steven became a journalist; and Glen a priest. But when Glen discovered another priest was sexually abusing boys, he reported the offending to the police, breaking Canon Law and his vows to the Catholic 'brotherhood' in the process. That decision eventually led to his death, just weeks before a key trial against the highest cleric to ever be charged with covering up child abuse. Two months later Glen's childhood friend Steven was also dead, only days before he was to marry the love of his life. So how were the deaths of both men linked to the deaths of at least 60 men in the blighted Maitland-Newcastle Catholic diocese? By five-time Walkley award-winning investigative reporter Suzanne Smith, The Altar Boys is the powerful expose of how the cover-up of child abuse in the Catholic Church in Australia extended from parish priests to every echelon of the organisation, all the way to the Pope. Focusing on two childhood friends who eventually took their own lives, this gripping and explosive story is backed by secret documents, diary notes and witness accounts, and details a deliberate church strategy using psychological warfare against witnesses in key trials involving paedophile priests.
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            ISBN 9780733340178
            Published AU 2 Sep 2020
            Publisher ABC Books
            Interest Age General Audience
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            The First Christmas

            The First Christmas (Hardback)

            By Racklyeft, Jess

            • RRP: $24.99
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            The First Christmas perfectly captures the wonder of the nativity and celebrates the Christmas spirit of giving and togetherness. Full of hope for the future and the joy of family, this is a classic picture book to share, year after year.

            ISBN 9780143796909
            Published AU 1 Oct 2019
            Publisher Penguin
            Interest Age 3-5 years
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            Legendary Tales Of The Australian Aborigines
             

            Legendary Tales Of The Australian Aborigines (Trade Paperback / Paperback, New edition)

            By Unaipon, David; Edited by Muecke, Stephen; Shoemaker, Adam

            • RRP: $24.99
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            Unaipon's stories were published in 1930 as Myths and Legends of the Australian Aboriginals , but the author was wrongfully and unjustly given as W Ramsay Smith. Putting together stories collected and transcribed by Unaipon, the authors aim to restore the text to its original for...m.
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            ISBN 9780522852462
            Published AU 1 Mar 2006
            Publisher Melbourne University Press
            Interest Age General Audience
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            Navigating the Stars: Maori Creation Myths
             

            Navigating the Stars: Maori Creation Myths (Hardback)

            By Ihimaera, Witi

            • RRP: $45.00
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            From master storyteller Witi Ihimaera, a spellbinding and provocative retelling of traditional Maori myths for the twenty-first century. In this milestone volume, Ihimaera traces the history of the Maori people through their creation myths. He follows Tawhaki up the vines into th...e firmament, Hine-titama down into the land of the dead, Maui to the ends of the earth, and the giants and turehu who sailed across the ocean to our shores . . . From Hawaiki to Aotearoa, the ancient navigators brought their myths, while looking to the stars - bright with gods, ancestors and stories - to guide the way. 'Step through the gateway now to stories that are as relevant today as they ever were.'
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            ISBN 9780143774990
            Published AU 20 Oct 2020
            Publisher Random House
            Interest Age General Audience
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            Betty: The International Bestseller
             

            Betty: The International Bestseller (Trade Paperback / Paperback, Unabridged edition)

            By McDaniel, Tiffany

            • RRP: $32.99
            • $31.87
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            • Internationally sourced

            A stunning, lyrical coming-of-age novel set in the rolling foothills of the Appalachians in which a young girl, with only the compass of her father's imagination, must navigate racism, sexism, and the dark secrets that will haunt her for the rest of her life.

            ISBN 9781474617536
            Released AU 25 Aug 2020
            Publisher Orion Publishing
            Interest Age 16+ years
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