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            Finding My Place: From Cairo to Canberra - the irresistible story of an irrepressible woman

            Finding My Place: From Cairo to Canberra - the irresistible story of an irrepressible woman (Trade Paperback / Paperback)

            By Aly, Anne

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            The warm, funny and insightful story of growing up a brown Muslim girl in suburban Australia by the nation's best-dressed counter-terrorism expert and MP. 'Anne Aly's ... influence will be felt for years to come ... It sinks in how significant she may be to public life as a healt...hy antidote to the pugnacious Right and the lameduck Left.' - The Good Weekend In 2016, Anne Aly was the first Australian Muslim woman, the first Egyptian-born woman and the first counter-terrorism expert to be elected to Federal Parliament. She was also most probably the first parliamentarian to have seen Zoolander 23 times. 'How the felafel did I get here?' she asked as she was sworn in with her hand on her father's copy of the Quran. It's a question the former professor has raised more than once since she arrived in Australia aged two bearing the name Azza Mahmoud Fawzy El Housseini Ali Al Serougi. The answer is a fascinating and moving story of growing up a brown Muslim girl in suburban Australia in the seventies, when the Brady Bunch appeared to epitomise Western family life and girls like Anne danced the divide between the expectations and values of their parents' culture and that of their adopted land. Told with warmth, humour and insight, Anne's book is an immigrant's story like no other by an Australian woman who has already made her mark internationally and in public life.
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            ISBN 9780733338489
            Published AU 19 Mar 2018
            Publisher ABC Books
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            Amelia and Me: Life, Love and Loss with My 23 Year Old Cat
             

            Amelia and Me: Life, Love and Loss with My 23 Year Old Cat (Trade Paperback / Paperback, Contains 1 Paperback / softback)

            By Peters, Ani

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            The heart-warming memoir of a compassionate woman and the love of her life - her cat, a sassy tabby with attitude.

            ISBN 9780648327790
            Published AU 12 Jun 2019
            Publisher Brolga Publishing Pty Ltd
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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, Prime Minister Rt Hon 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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            Tough Customer: Chasing a better deal for battlers

            Tough Customer: Chasing a better deal for battlers (Trade Paperback / Paperback)

            By Fels, Allan

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            Allan Fels has never been one to shy away from a fight, whether it is taking on the big end of town, transforming cartels or challenging low paid workers being ripped off. In this book he opens up about how his daughter's schizophrenia, what it was like being sacked at 74, and wh...at thirty years of public service has taught him.
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            ISBN 9780522874419
            Published AU 3 Sep 2019
            Publisher Melbourne University Press
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            The Country Wife
             

            The Country Wife (Trade Paperback / Paperback)

            By Gorman, Anne

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            From Strength to Strength meets The Bean Patch as a city girl turned bush wife faces a battle to survive in an alien land she grows to love. When she is six, Anne Gorman's family falls apart. Her mother has a breakdown - the fallout of thirteen pregnancies, the death of two child...ren and the struggle to survive during the Great Depression. When her devout Catholic mother smashes a statue of the Virgin Mary, her punishment is to be locked up and given shock treatment. Her children are placed in a convent where they wait in vain to be rescued by their parents. Anne doesn't see her beloved father again until years later when he is dying. After his death, her mother is released to mend her broken family. Anne's determination to escape her fate fires her ambition to find a better life. Education is her passport to freedom and after graduating from university, she is ready to take on the world. But her grand plans come unstuck when she falls in love. Marrying a farmer and becoming a mother to five children is a life she had never imagined. Yet in this alien landscape she finds love and a sense of belonging. But when Anne's husband becomes suddenly gravely ill, she has to battle to keep the property afloat and bring up her children alone. Against a backdrop of historic change, from the Second World War to Vietnam to the sexual and political revolution in the 1960s and 1970s, a uncertain young girl becomes a women of substance.
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            ISBN 9780857985064
            Published AU 2 Mar 2015
            Publisher Transworld Publishers
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            My Place
              

            My Place (Trade Paperback / Paperback)

            By Morgan, Sally

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            Traces the experiences of Sally Morgan's life, growing up in Perth in the 50s & 60s. Through the memories and images of her childhood and adolescence, vague hints and echoes begin to emerge and a fascinating story unfolds - a mystery of identity, complete with clues and suggested... solutions. 2004-5 HSC English prescribed text.
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            ISBN 9780949206312
            Published AU 1 Jan 1988
            Publisher Fremantle Press
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            Helena Rubinstein: The Woman Who Invented Beauty
              

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

            By Fitoussi, Michele

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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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            Diamonds and Dust: A Sheryl Mccorry Memoir 1
             

            Diamonds and Dust: A Sheryl Mccorry Memoir 1 (Paperback)

            By McCorry, Sheryl

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            Sheryl McCorry grew up in the outback carrying crocodiles to school for show and tell. When she was 18 her family moved to Broome, and it was the first time she had ever used a telephone or seen a television. Her story is an epic saga of life in one of the toughest and most beaut...iful terrains in Australia.
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            ISBN 9780330424691
            Published AU 1 Feb 2009
            Publisher Pan Macmillan
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            Lady in Waiting: My Extraordinary Life in the Shadow of the Crown

            Lady in Waiting: My Extraordinary Life in the Shadow of the Crown (Trade Paperback / Paperback)

            By Glenconner, Anne

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            The remarkable life of Lady in Waiting to Princess Margaret who was also a Maid of Honour at the Queen's Coronation - and is a character in The Crown this autumn. Anne Glenconner reveals the real events behind The Crown as well as her own life of drama, tragedy and courage, with ...the wonderful wit and extraordinary resilience which define her.
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            ISBN 9781529359077
            Released AU 15 Oct 2019
            Publisher Hodder & Stoughton
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            Mrs Escobar: My life with Pablo

            Mrs Escobar: My life with Pablo (Trade Paperback / Paperback)

            By Henao, Victoria Eugenia; Translated by Rosenberg, Andrea

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            The closest you'll ever get to the most infamous drug kingpin in modern history, told by the person who stood by his sideThe story of Pablo Escobar, one of the wealthiest, powerful and violent criminals of all time has fascinated the world.

            ISBN 9781785039928
            Released AU 20 Aug 2019
            Publisher Ebury Publishing
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