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            Boy On Fire: The Young Nick Cave
             

            Boy On Fire: The Young Nick Cave (Hardback)

            By Mordue, Mark

            • RRP: $39.99
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            • Pub Date
              1 Dec 20

            The first volume of the long-awaited, near-mythical biography of Nick Cave, by award-winning writer, Mark Mordue. A deeply beautiful, profound, profane and poetic biography of the early formative years of the dark prince of Australian rock 'n roll, Nick Cave. This is his compelli...ng creation story, charting his influences, his milieu, his friends, and most of all, his music, as the child, then the youth, shaped himself as the extraordinary artist he became. As well as a biography of an artist, Boy on Fire is also a fascinating social and cultural biography - a vivid rendering of a time and place and the forces that shape us.
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            ISBN 9781460759646
            Published AU 1 Dec 2020
            Publisher HarperCollins Publishers
            Interest Age General Audience
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            The Details: On Love, Death and Reading
             

            The Details: On Love, Death and Reading (Trade Paperback / Paperback)

            By Bennett Daylight, Tegan

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            A long and intimate relationship with reading has taught acclaimed writer Tegan Bennett Daylight that - in life as in books - the delight is in the details. Tegan Bennett Daylight has led a life in books - as a writer, a teacher and a critic, but first and foremost as a reader. R...eading has been her inspiration and solace, her recreation and profession, her poison and her medicine. In this deeply intimate and insightful work, Daylight describes how her rich storehouse of reading has nourished her life, and how her life informs her reading. In both, she shows us that it's the small points of connection - the details - that really matter: what we see when someone close to us dies, when we give birth, when we fall in love, when we make friends. The details are what we can share and compare and carry with us. Daylight writes with invigorating candour and compassion about her mother's last days; her own experiences of childbearing and its aftermath (in her celebrated essay 'Vagina'); her long admiration of Helen Garner and George Saunders; and her great loves and friendships. Each chapter is a revelation, and a celebration of how books offer not an escape from 'real life' but a richer engagement with the business of living. The result is a work that will truly deepen your relationship with books, and with other readers. The delight is in the details. 'Daylight is simply a superb writer. Her prose is supple, discursive, funny, restrained and loving. On finishing The Details, I felt as I do at the end of every great book: washed clean and scoured out; unmade and remade. Like all great art, The Details is about many things at once: among them birth and death, laughter and misery, mothers and children, the body and the spirit - and informing and transforming all this, of course, it is about reading and the creation of a sustaining inner life. It reminds us that in life as in writing, it's the illuminating detail that reveals the truth of who we are. If you love reading, you'l
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            ISBN 9781760855253
            Published AU 8 Jul 2020
            Publisher Simon & Schuster Australia
            Interest Age General Audience
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            Paris or Die: A Memoir

            Paris or Die: A Memoir (Trade Paperback / Paperback, Paperback)

            By Tuttle, Jayne

            • RRP: $32.99
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            Losing your heart in Paris can sometimes mean also losing your head.

            ISBN 9781741176742
            Published AU 1 Dec 2019
            Publisher Explore Australia
            Interest Age General Audience
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            May Gibbs: Mother of the Gumnuts

            May Gibbs: Mother of the Gumnuts (Trade Paperback / Paperback, New title)

            By Walsh, Maureen

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            May Gibbs' stories reveal magic in the Australian bush, woven through the voices of her unique and curious characters and through her imagery and humour. It is a magic that continues to captivate generations of Australians. In this fascinatingly detailed and well researched biogr...aphy, Maureen Walsh steps into May Gibbs' magic circle and gives us an insight into one of Australia's most treasured children's authors. Commencing with May's birth in middle class London, Maureen details the family's struggles upon their arrival in an unfamiliar land. While their initial encounters of the harsh Australian outback were daunting, a move to Perth brings happier times and leads to May's affinity with the bush. May Gibbs' lively spirit is brought to life with interviews, notes from May's sketchbooks and quotes from her letters and autobiographical notes.
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            ISBN 9781920898496
            Published AU 1 Mar 2007
            Publisher Misc - Alliance Distribution
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            The Reacher Guy: The Authorised Biography of Lee Child

            The Reacher Guy: The Authorised Biography of Lee Child (Trade Paperback / Paperback, Digital original)

            By Martin, Heather

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            The definitive, authorised biography of Lee Child

            ISBN 9781472134240
            Released AU 1 Oct 2020
            Publisher Little, Brown Book Group
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            The Berlin Shadow
             

            The Berlin Shadow (Trade Paperback / Paperback, Export / Airside)

            By Lichtenstein, Jonathan

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            A formally audacious and deeply moving memoir in three timeframes that confronts the defining trauma of the twentieth century, and its effects on a father and son.

            ISBN 9781471167287
            Released AU 2 Sep 2020
            Publisher Simon & Schuster Ltd
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            Russian Roulette: 'A brilliant new life of Graham Greene' - Evening Standard
             

            Russian Roulette: 'A brilliant new life of Graham Greene' - Evening Standard (Trade Paperback / Paperback)

            By Greene, Richard

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            The definitive one-volume biography of a literary legend.

            ISBN 9781408713440
            Released AU 8 Sep 2020
            Publisher Little, Brown Book Group
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            Red Comet: The Short Life and Blazing Art of Sylvia Plath
             

            Red Comet: The Short Life and Blazing Art of Sylvia Plath (Hardback)

            By Clark, Heather

            • RRP: $65.00
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            • Pub Date
              8 Dec 20

            The first biography of this great and tragic poet that takes advantage of a wealth of new material, this is an unusually balanced, comprehensive and definitive life of Sylvia Plath.

            ISBN 9781787332539
            Released AU 8 Dec 2020
            Publisher Vintage
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            The Silken Rose: The spellbinding and completely gripping new story of England's forgotten queen . . .

            The Silken Rose: The spellbinding and completely gripping new story of England's forgotten queen . . . (Paperback, Digital original)

            By McGrath, Carol

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            It's 1236, and thirteen year old Ailenor of Provence - proud, cultured, intelligent - marries Henry III, only to be seen by her subjects as a 'she-wolf'.

            ISBN 9781786157270
            Released AU 29 Sep 2020
            Publisher Headline Publishing Group
            Interest Age General Audience
            Series The She-Wolves Trilogy
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            The Fragments of my Father: A Memoir of Madness, Love and Being a Carer

            The Fragments of my Father: A Memoir of Madness, Love and Being a Carer (Hardback)

            By Mills, Sam

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            In the vein of the Costa-winning Dadland, with the biographical elements of H is for Hawk and The Lonely City, The Fragments of my Father is a powerful and poignant memoir about parents and children, freedom and responsibility, madness and creativity and what it means to be a car...er.
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            ISBN 9780008300586
            Released AU 7 Oct 2020
            Publisher HarperCollins Publishers
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