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            Mary's Last Dance
             

            Mary's Last Dance (Trade Paperback / Paperback)

            By Li, Mary

            • RRP: $34.99
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            • Pub Date
              3 Nov 20

            'I can vividly remember the last steps of the last ballet, walking off the stage led by a mother and knowing the decision I had to make. That was my last dance.' Mary Li (nee McKendry) is an international ballet star and a mother like no other. She became a household name when he...r husband Li Cunxin published his bestselling memoir, Mao's Last Dancer - but that book told only half the story. Growing up in a rambunctious family in Rockhampton, Mary discovered an extraordinary early passion for ballet. It saw her move to London at age sixteen, to study at the Royal Ballet School and dance at the London Festival Ballet with the likes of Nureyev, and later to Houston Ballet, where as Principal Dancer she fell in love with the acclaimed Chinese ballet dancer Li Cunxin. The couple became the darlings of the dance world, and were happier than they could have imagined at the arrival of their firstborn daughter, Sophie. Then right at the height of her international career, Mary seemingly disappeared from view, leaving the fans aghast. What could have happened to cause a woman so committed, so talented, to give it all away in a heartbeat? Now, almost twenty years on, fans finally get their answer about what happened next to this inspiring family, and learn why it is Mary's turn to tell a truly remarkable tale. Mary's Last Dance is a powerful and uplifting memoir about chasing an impossible dream, and sacrificing one's own ambition for the love of a child. It is a moving and unforgettable story of passion, dedication and devotion - and the highly anticipated sequel to one of the world's most beloved books.
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            ISBN 9780143789710
            Published AU 3 Nov 2020
            Publisher Penguin
            Interest Age General Audience
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            Rising Heart: One Woman's Astonishing Journey from Unimaginable Trauma to Becoming a Power for Good
             

            Rising Heart: One Woman's Astonishing Journey from Unimaginable Trauma to Becoming a Power for Good (Trade Paperback / Paperback)

            By Conteh-Biger, Aminata; With Rieden, Juliet

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            • Pub Date
              29 Sep 20

            Brutally kidnapped from her father's house by rebel soldiers. Resettled in Australia as a refugee. Now helping mothers and babies in Sierra Leone.

            ISBN 9781760784966
            Published AU 29 Sep 2020
            Publisher Pan Macmillan
            Interest Age 16+ years
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            The Flying Bushman: An Australian story of life above the land

            The Flying Bushman: An Australian story of life above the land (Trade Paperback / Paperback)

            By Keynes, Greg

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            Escape into beautiful Australia, travel to the Pilbara, Gascoyne and Murchison regions along with the world heritage listed Shark Bay and its amazing characters.

            ISBN 9781925924558
            Published AU 2 Sep 2020
            Publisher Rockpool Publishing
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            Olive, Mabel and Me: Life and Adventures with Two Very Good Dogs
             

            Olive, Mabel and Me: Life and Adventures with Two Very Good Dogs (Trade Paperback / Paperback)

            By Cotter, Andrew

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            • Pub Date
              3 Nov 20

            Having reached over 40 million views online, Labradors Olive and Mabel are now the centre of a delightful book by sports commentator Andrew Cotter. A treat for dog lovers everywhere, and the perfect antidote to our times.

            ISBN 9781922330932
            Published AU 3 Nov 2020
            Publisher Misc - United Book Distributor
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            The Hate Race

            The Hate Race (Paperback)

            By Clarke, Maxine Beneba

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            WINNER of the NSW Premier's Literary Award Multicultural NSW Award 2017 Shortlisted for the Nita B Kibble Award 2018 Shortlisted for the Victorian Premier's Literary Award for Non-Fiction 2017 Shortlisted for the ABIA Biography Book of the Year 2017 Shortlisted for the Indie Awar...d for Non-Fiction 2017 Shortlisted for the Stella Prize 2017 'Maxine Beneba Clarke is a powerful and fearless storyteller' Dave Eggers, international bestselling author of A Heartbreaking Work of Staggering Genius. Against anything I had ever been told was possible, I was turning white. On the surface of my skin, a miracle was quietly brewing . . . Suburban Australia. Sweltering heat. Three bedroom blonde-brick. Family of five. Beat-up Ford Falcon. Vegemite on toast. Maxine Beneba Clarke's life is just like all the other Aussie kids on her street. Except for this one, glaring, inescapably obvious thing. From one of Australia's most exciting writers, and the author of the multi-award-winning Foreign Soil, comes The Hate Race: a powerful, funny, and at times devastating memoir about growing up black in white middle-class Australia. 'There is a tendency to talk about a young author such as Clarke as a 'writer to watch' with the expectation that she may, one day, achieve the extraordinary. With The Hate Race, she already has; don't watch, watch out.' Beejay Silcox The Australian 'The Hate Race has a heft to it that is at once steeped in history, and also exquisitely and playfully modern; it is lyrical, sincere and ironic, but above all, it is fierce.' - Books + Publishing
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            ISBN 9780733640421
            Published AU 24 Apr 2018
            Publisher Hachette
            Interest Age 13+ years
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            Gibbous Moon Over Lagos: Pursuing a Dream on Africa's Wild Side

            Gibbous Moon Over Lagos: Pursuing a Dream on Africa's Wild Side (Trade Paperback / Paperback)

            By Watson, Pamela

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            A cracking and insightful read about doing business for good in Africa's newly emerging giant economy and megacity, Lagos, Nigeria.

            ISBN 9781743795606
            Published AU 1 Mar 2020
            Publisher Hardie Grant Books
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            Purple Dandelion: A Muslim Woman's Struggle Against Violence and Oppression
              

            Purple Dandelion: A Muslim Woman's Struggle Against Violence and Oppression (Trade Paperback / Paperback)

            By Sultana, Farida; With Nair, Shila; Foreword by Clark, Helen

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            Purple Dandelion is the true story of Farida Sultana, an extraordinary Muslim woman and single mother. The book is a reflection of her personal journey as an unconventional child who struggled through her adulthood and married life. Being a survivor of violence and abuse, Farida ...emerged as an advocate against violence and oppression against women.
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            ISBN 9781921497537
            Published AU 1 Apr 2011
            Publisher Exisle Publishing
            Interest Age 14+ years
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            A Woman of Force

            A Woman of Force (Trade Paperback / Paperback)

            By Morri, Mark

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            The true story of Deborah Wallace, the legendary 'gangbuster' of NSW Police Force.

            ISBN 9781760787356
            Published AU 22 Sep 2020
            Publisher Pan Macmillan
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            Helena Rubinstein: The Woman Who Invented Beauty
              

            Helena Rubinstein: The Woman Who Invented Beauty (Trade Paperback / Paperback)

            By Fitoussi, Michele

            • RRP: $35.00
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            Long before SKII, La Prairie, or the coveted Creme de la Mer, there was Helena Rubinstein. Your mother or grandmother probably used Helena Rubinstein creams or cosmetics once upon a time. But not that many people know about Helena's Australian connections. She was little known an...d has been virtually forgotten, but her extraordinary life spanned nearly a century (she died in 1965 at the age of ninety-three) and three continents. She was banished by her family to Australia at age 24 for refusing to accept an arranged marriage and as a result, became a pioneer who reinvented beauty for modern times. Napoleon Perdis says that he is inspired by Helena. She really was a Polish modern day Scarlett O'Hara! This is the extraordinary story of the woman who created a cosmetic empire and gave it her name, of an entrepreneur who started with nothing except a belief in the strength of women. The eldest of eight girls in a poor Jewish Orthodox family, Helena was born in Krakow, Poland, in 1872. When she was banished to Australia her mother decided to slip a few pots of skin cream, made by a chemist friend of the family, into her daughter's suitcase. Barely two decades later, the cream her mother gave her had become the foundation of her fortune. Coleraine in Victoria, where her uncle was a shopkeeper, might have been an awful place but it did not lack for lanolin, the secret ingredient in Helena's creams. To disguise the sheep oil's pungent pong, Helena experimented with lavender, pine bark and water lilies. At the forefront of women's rights movements, Helena opened her first beauty institute in Collins Street, Melbourne in 1902, the year that women obtained the right to vote in Australia. Always ahead of her competitors (Arden, Factor, Revlon, Lauder), she developed marketing and advertising techniques that revolved around skin care and makeup, eventually opening beauty institutes in Australia, London, Paris, and New York. Using science to create cosmetics, she taught women all
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            ISBN 9780732293796
            Published AU 1 Apr 2012
            Publisher HarperCollins Publishers
            Interest Age 14+ years
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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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