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            Paul Kelly: The man, the music and the life in between

            Paul Kelly: The man, the music and the life in between (Trade Paperback / Paperback, Digital original)

            By Coupe, Stuart

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            Australia's best music writer examines the life of the Australian music legend - honest, revealing and a must-have for any Paul Kelly fan.

            ISBN 9780733642340
            Published AU 28 Jul 2020
            Publisher Hachette
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            The Awful Truth: My adventures with Australia's most notorious tabloid

            The Awful Truth: My adventures with Australia's most notorious tabloid (Trade Paperback / Paperback)

            By Tame, Adrian

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            Before Fake News, there was the real Fake News. There was Truth. Hailed as `a fearless exposer of folly, vice and crime' when it first hit the streets in the 1890s, Truth was later condemned by a High Court Judge as `a wretched little paper, reeking of filth, injurious to the hea...lth of house servants and young girls'. Much later it earned the nickname `The Old Whore of La Trobe Street'. Truth was called many things but it was never boring. Adrian Tame knows that better than anyone as he worked for Truth for more than a decade as a reporter and news editor. In the years it was owned by the Murdoch family he worked alongside young Rupert as he cut his teeth on the shock horror scandals that graced the pages of Truth when it was selling a whopping 400,000 copies a week. Funny, often outrageous and always thoroughly entertaining, The Awful Truth is a rollercoaster ride through an colourful era of newspapers and larger-than-life reporters that we will never see the like of again.
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            ISBN 9781760850494
            Published AU 5 Aug 2020
            Publisher Simon & Schuster Australia
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            Fourteen: My year of darkness, and the light that followed
             

            Fourteen: My year of darkness, and the light that followed (Trade Paperback / Paperback)

            By Molloy, Shannon

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            Fourteen is this generation's Holding the Man - a moving coming-of-age memoir about a young man's search for identity and acceptance in the most unforgiving and hostile of places: high school. This is a story about my fourteenth year of life as a gay kid at an all-boys rugby-mad ...Catholic school in regional Queensland. It was a year in which I started to discover who I was, and deeply hated what was revealed. It was a year in which I had my first crush and first devastating heartbreak. It was a year of torment, bullying and betrayal - not just at the hands of my peers, but by adults who were meant to protect me. And it was a year that almost ended tragically. I found solace in writing and my budding journalism; in a close-knit group of friends, all growing up too quickly together; and in the fierce protection of family and a mother's unconditional love. These were moments of light and hilarity that kept me going. As much as Fourteen is a chronicle of the enormous struggle and adversity I endured, and the shocking consequences of it all, it's also a tale of survival. Because I did survive. 'Teenagers should read this book, parents should read this book. Human beings, above all, should read this book.' Rick Morton bestselling author of One Hundred Years of Dirt 'I love this book ... a beautifully written account of a young man struggling with his sexuality, overcoming shocking abuse and finding his way to pride.' Peter FitzSimons, bestselling author 'Shannon is unflinching in recounting the horror, but he is also funny, empathetic and, above all, full of courage.' Bridie Jabour, author of The Way Things Should Be 'A slice of life as experienced quite recently in the lucky country .' The Hon Michael Kirby, AC CMG
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            ISBN 9781760851088
            Published AU 1 Apr 2020
            Publisher Simon & Schuster Australia
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            Enid: The Scandalous Life of a Glamorous Australian Who Dazzled the World

            Enid: The Scandalous Life of a Glamorous Australian Who Dazzled the World (Trade Paperback / Paperback)

            By Wainwright, Robert

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            Enid Lindeman stood almost six feet tall, with silver hair and flashing turquoise eyes. The girl from Strathfield in Sydney stopped traffic in Manhattan, silenced gamblers in Monte Carlo and dared walk a pet cheetah through Hyde Park in London on a diamond collar. In early twenti...eth century society where women were expected to be demure and obedient, the grand-daughter of Hunter Valley wine pioneer Henry Lindeman waltzed through life to her own drum beat. She drove an ambulance in World War I and hid escaped Allied pilots behind enemy lines in World War II, played bridge with Somerset Maugham and entertained Hollywood royalty in the world's most expensive private home on the Riviera, allegedly won in a poker game. Enid bedazzled men with her beauty, outlived four husbands - two shipping magnates, a war hero and a larger-than-life Irish Earl - spent two great fortunes and earned the nickname Lady Killmore. From Sydney to New York, London to Paris and Cairo to Kenya, Robert Wainwright tells the fascinating story of a life lived large on the world stage.
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            ISBN 9781760296544
            Published AU 2 Jul 2020
            Publisher Allen & Unwin
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            Tell Me Why: The Story of My Life and My Music

            Tell Me Why: The Story of My Life and My Music (Trade Paperback / Paperback)

            By Roach, Archie

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            A powerful memoir of a true Australian legend: stolen child, musical and lyrical genius, and leader. No one has lived as many lives as Archie Roach - stolen child, seeker, teenage alcoholic, lover, father, musical and lyrical genius, and leader - but it took him almost a lifetime... to find out who he really was. Roach was only a few years old when he was forcibly removed from his family. Brought up by a series of foster parents until his early teens, his world imploded when he received a letter that spoke of a life he had no memory of. In this intimate, moving and often shocking memoir, Roach's story is an extraordinary odyssey through love and heartbreak, family and community, survival and renewal - and the healing power of music. Overcoming enormous odds to find his story and his people, Roach voices the joy, pain and hope he found on his path through song to become the legendary singer-songwriter and storyteller that he is today - beloved by fans worldwide. Tell Me Why is a stunning account of resilience and the strength of spirit - and of a great love story.
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            ISBN 9781760854539
            Published AU 5 Aug 2020
            Publisher Simon & Schuster Australia
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            Top End Girl

            Top End Girl (Trade Paperback / Paperback, Digital original)

            By Tapsell, Miranda

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            From Kakadu to Cannes - an entertaining and thought-provoking memoir from actor, activist and Australia's sweetheart, Miranda Tapsell.

            ISBN 9780733642432
            Published AU 28 Apr 2020
            Publisher Hachette
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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

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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
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            Together Alone: The Story Of The Finn Brothers
              

            Together Alone: The Story Of The Finn Brothers (Trade Paperback / Paperback)

            By Apter, Jeff

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            To rattle off the hits of Neil and Tim Finn reads like a checklist of recent pop history. And to think it all began in sleepy rural Te Awamutu - a town whose name had a 'truly sacred ring', as Neil would famously recount - where Brian Timothy Finn fell in love with the Beatles, a...n obsession that would work its way into Neil's DNA.
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            ISBN 9781741668162
            Published AU 1 Jun 2010
            Publisher Random House
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            Mao's Last Dancer

            Mao's Last Dancer (Trade Paperback / Paperback, illustrated edition)

            By Cunxin, Li

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            A biography of a young Chinese peasant boy who emerged from abject poverty, defected to the USA, and became principal dancer for the Houston ballet, a star in the US, friend to George and Barbara Bush, and a star of the Australian ballet as well.

            ISBN 9780670040247
            Published AU 1 Sep 2003
            Publisher Penguin
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            Tell Me Why: The Story of My Life and My Music: The Story of My Life and My Music

            Tell Me Why: The Story of My Life and My Music: The Story of My Life and My Music (Hardback, Not for Online)

            By Roach, Archie

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            A powerful memoir of a true Australian legend: stolen child, musical and lyrical genius, and leader.

            ISBN 9781760850166
            Published AU 1 Nov 2019
            Publisher Simon & Schuster Australia
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