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            Against All Odds: The inside account of the Thai cave rescue and the courageous Australians at the heart of it

            Against All Odds: The inside account of the Thai cave rescue and the courageous Australians at the heart of it (Trade Paperback / Paperback)

            By Challen, Craig; Harris, Richard

            'I just want to warn you. You're going to dive to the end of the cave. You're going to see these kids. They're all looking healthy and happy and smiley. Then, you're going to swim away, and they're probably all going to die.' For seventeen days, the world watched and held its bre...ath as the Wild Boar soccer team were trapped deep in a cave in Thailand. Marooned beyond flooded cave passages after unexpected rains, they were finally rescued, one-by-one, against almost impossible odds, by an international cave-diving team which included Australians Dr Richard Harris and Dr Craig Challen. These two men were chosen for their medical expertise and cave diving knowledge, but this dangerous rescue asked so much more of them. They had to remain calm under extreme pressure and intense scrutiny, adapt to constantly changing circumstances and importantly, build trust among the rescue team and with the young boys and their coach, whose lives were in their hands. Here is the story of these two Australian men who became international heroes - it is a story of determination, cunning and triumph that will long be remembered.
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            ISBN 9781760890957
            Published AU 5 Nov 2019
            Publisher Penguin
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            It's Trevor Noah: Born a Crime: (YA edition)

            It's Trevor Noah: Born a Crime: (YA edition) (Trade Paperback / Paperback)

            By Noah, Trevor

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            A hilarious and moving coming-of-age story about growing up mixed race in apartheid South Africa, from comedian Trevor Noah

            ISBN 9781529318760
            Released AU 9 Apr 2019
            Publisher John Murray Press
            Interest Age Children / Young Adults
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            The Prince: Faith, Abuse and George Pell (updated edition)
             

            The Prince: Faith, Abuse and George Pell (updated edition) (Trade Paperback / Paperback)

            By Marr, David

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            David Marr's explosive bestseller, now expanded and fully updated. In March this year, the nation's most powerful Catholic, Cardinal George Pell, was jailed for child sexual assault. In The Prince, David Marr investigates the man, his career and his ultimate fall. Marr reveals a ...cleric at ease with power and aggressive in asserting the prerogatives of the Vatican. He charts Pell's response - as a man, a priest, an archbishop and a prince of the church - to the scandal that has engulfed the Catholic world- the sexual abuse of children. This is the story of a cleric torn by the contest between his church and its victims, and slow to realise that the Catholic Church cannot, in the end, escape secular scrutiny. Behind it all was Pell's own terrible secret, which was uncovered and judged in a trial that convulsed the nation. The Prince is a portrait of hypocrisy and ambition, set against a backdrop of terrible suffering and an ancient institution in turmoil.
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            ISBN 9781760641733
            Published AU 10 Sep 2019
            Publisher Black Inc
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            Rolling with the Punchlines
              

            Rolling with the Punchlines (Trade Paperback / Paperback)

            By Carlson, Urzila

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            Updated with new chapters and written with her trademark deadpan humour, Urzila's memoir is full of great stories. Urzila's accidental beginning in stand-up has led to an incredibly successful career in comedy, with regular gigs on Channel 10's Have you Been Paying Attention? in ...Australia, and 7 Days in NZ, as well as sell-out shows in comedy festivals across Australia and New Zealand. But life hasn't always been a bundle of laughs. Urzila talks candidly about her childhood with a great family, apart from her abusive dad, and about growing up in South Africa. She shares crazy but true tales about her OE, her move to New Zealand, coming out, getting married and having children, and her recent comedy success in Australia. This is a great read from one of our most loved and most popular comedians.
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            ISBN 9781760875459
            Published AU 18 Mar 2019
            Publisher Allen & Unwin
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            Me: Elton John Official Autobiography

            Me: Elton John Official Autobiography (Hardback)

            By John, Elton

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            The incredibly honest, funny, outrageous autobiography of Elton John.

            ISBN 9781509853311
            Released AU 15 Oct 2019
            Publisher Pan Macmillan
            Interest Age 18+ years
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            Tea and Scotch with Bradman

            Tea and Scotch with Bradman (Hardback)

            By Perry, Roland

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            Discovering the man behind the legend In 1995, journalist and author Roland Perry wrote to Sir Donald Bradman requesting an interview for a biography he was planning of the great cricketer. Surprisingly, the Don agreed. It was the start of a conversation that continued for years,... during which the real Bradman shone, not only as a great sportsman but musician, brilliant thinker and humourist with a fondness for tea and a Scotch or two. In Tea and Scotch with Bradman, Perry paints an intimate and revealing portrait of the man many regard as the greatest Australian cricketer of all time.
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            ISBN 9780733338465
            Published AU 4 Nov 2019
            Publisher ABC Books
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            Malcolm Young: The Man Who Made Ac/Dc

            Malcolm Young: The Man Who Made Ac/Dc (Trade Paperback / Paperback)

            By Apter, Jeff

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            Malcolm Young was the founder and the driving force of AC/DC, a man who possessed what many have called 'the greatest right hand in rock and roll'. That riff-producing mitt provided the muscle behind such signature songs as 'Highway to Hell', 'Back in Black', 'A Long Way to the T...op' and many others, helping AC/DC survive shifting musical trends and numerous in-house dramas to stand tall as the biggest rock band on the planet. Yet Malcolm was the most unpretentious man to ever strap on a wide-bodied Gretsch. 'I've never felt like a pop star,' he once told Rolling Stone. 'This is a 9-to-5 sort of gig.' This is the first biography to focus exclusively on Malcolm, and tells of his remarkable rise from working-class Glasgow and Sydney to the biggest stages in the world. One of eight, Young always seemed destined for a life in rock and roll: his brother George was a key member of Australian legends The Easybeats and was also a huge early mentor and supporter of AC/DC. His brother Angus, the oldest schoolboy in the world, stood alongside Malcolm in AC/DC for the best part of 40 years. Malcolm lived hard and fast, enduring incredible hardship when the band first started out in the mid 1970s, surviving the terrible loss of Bon Scott in 1980, and suffering numerous personal demons, including alcoholism. It was a series of severe health problems that led to his death, aged just 64, in 2017, from complications arising from the dementia with which he'd been diagnosed in 2014. Yet without Malcolm Young, there would have been no AC/DC - it's as simple as that. As the band's former bassist, Mark Evans, wrote of Malcolm: 'He was the driven one, the planner, the schemer, the behind the scenes guy, ruthless and astute.'
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            ISBN 9781760528751
            Published AU 5 Aug 2019
            Publisher Allen & Unwin
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            Heart and Soul: My Story

            Heart and Soul: My Story (Trade Paperback / Paperback)

            By Gallen, Paul; With Riccio, David

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            The autobiography of one of rugby league's toughest stars.

            ISBN 9781760293581
            Published AU 28 Oct 2019
            Publisher Allen & Unwin
            Interest Age 0-0 years
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            Beyond the Stethoscope: Doctor'S Stories of Reclaiming Hope, Heart and Healing in Medicine

            Beyond the Stethoscope: Doctor'S Stories of Reclaiming Hope, Heart and Healing in Medicine (Paperback)

            By Mayes, Lucy

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            Our health care system is sick. We live in an era of factory style medicine, spiralling costs, complex and chronic conditions, and doctors at the heart of it under pressure as never before. Witnessing worrying burnout in her doctor husband, Lucy Mayes went on a quest to find out ...what is really going on behind the scenes in medicine. Lucy asked doctors on the front lines how they make meaning in their work, what quality medicine looks like to them, and what their hopes are for the future of medicine. What emerged were consistent messages about elements of practice that the culture and systems of medicine still struggle to understand and support: the power of humanism; compassion; listening; the therapeutic relationship; preventative care; the doctors' own wellbeing journey; and mind-body plus other holistic understandings of health and healing. Beyond the Stethoscope will leave readers shocked, moved and inspired by the struggles, wisdom and insights of those who sit before them in that most ancient and intimate of humanist exchanges: that of the doctor and patient.
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            ISBN 9780648182726
            Published AU 5 Aug 2019
            Publisher Collective Wisdom Publications
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            Your Own Kind of Girl

            Your Own Kind of Girl (Trade Paperback / Paperback)

            By Bowditch, Clare

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            This is the story I promised myself, aged twenty-one, that I would one day be brave enough - and well enough - to write. Clare Bowditch has always had a knack for telling stories. Through her music and performing, this beloved Australian artist has touched hundreds of thousands o...f lives. But what of the stories she used to tell herself? That 'real life' only begins once you're thin or beautiful, that good things only happen to other people. YOUR OWN KIND OF GIRL reveals a childhood punctuated by grief, anxiety and compulsion and tells how these forces shaped Clare's life for better and for worse. This is a heart-breaking, wise and at times playful memoir. Clare's own story told raw and as it happened. A reminder that even on the darkest of nights, victory is closer than it seems. With startling candour, Clare lays bare her truth in the hope that doing so will inspire anyone who's ever done battle with their inner critic. This is the work of a woman who has found her true power - and wants to pass it on. Happiness, we discover, is only possible when we take charge of the stories we tell ourselves. 'The words that kept coming to me over again as I read this book were authenticity and decency. Clare Bowditch made me feel how wonderful and difficult and amazing it is to be a human.' LEIGH SALES 'Brutal at times but funny as f@#k. This book will change a lot of lives for the better.' BERNARD FANNING 'Reading this book felt as intimate as having a long, heart-breakingly vulnerable yet hilarious conversation with Clare by a fire with wine in hand. It is a celebration of the human struggle, how we can learn to befriend (and say f@#k off to) our demons, and ultimately write our own story. There is so much hope in this book.' MISSY HIGGINS 'Clare Bowditch opens her heart and history with staggering generosity - unpicking the birth of her creativity and the early scars that forged her. Much like the woman herself, YOUR OWN KIND OF GIRL is unflinching, entertaining, inspiring a
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            ISBN 9781760528959
            Published AU 19 Sep 2019
            Publisher Allen & Unwin
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