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            Boy On Fire: The Young Nick Cave
             

            Boy On Fire: The Young Nick Cave (Hardback)

            By Mordue, Mark

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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
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            One Day I'll Remember This: Diaries 1987-1995
             

            One Day I'll Remember This: Diaries 1987-1995 (Hardback)

            By Garner, Helen

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            • Pub Date
              3 Nov 20

            In this second volume of diaries from one of Australia's greatest writers, we see Garner in love; asking herself questions about relationships, individuality, morality and contentment. For readers of Lisa Taddeo's Three Women, and avid Garner fans, this volume illuminates the inn...er life of a writer with all its turmoil and joy.
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            ISBN 9781922330277
            Published AU 3 Nov 2020
            Publisher Misc - United Book Distributor
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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 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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            Wish You Were Here: The Offical Biography of Douglas Adams
             

            Wish You Were Here: The Offical Biography of Douglas Adams (Paperback)

            By Webb, Nick

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            The definitive and offical biography of author Douglas Adams whose 'Hitchhikers Guide to the Galaxy' has now sold in excess of 17 million copies.

            ISBN 9781853981623
            Released AU 15 Oct 2010
            Publisher Woodslane Pty Ltd
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            Call Me Burroughs: A Life
              

            Call Me Burroughs: A Life (Hardback)

            By Miles, Barry

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            Fifty years ago, Norman Mailer asserted, William Burroughs is the only American novelist living today who may conceivably be possessed by genius. Few since have taken such literary risks, developed such individual political or spiritual ideas, or spanned such a wide range of medi...a. Burroughs wrote novels, memoirs, technical manuals, and poetry. He painted, made collages, took thousands of photographs, produced hundreds of hours of experimental recordings, acted in movies, and recorded more CDs than most rock bands. Burroughs was the original cult figure of the Beat Movement, and with the publication of his novel Naked Lunch, which was originally banned for obscenity, he became a guru to the 60s youth counterculture. In CALL ME BURROUGHS, biographer and Beat historian Barry Miles presents the first full-length biography of Burroughs to be published in a quarter century-and the first one to chronicle the last decade of Burroughs's life and examine his long-term cultural legacy. Written with the full support of the Burroughs estate and drawing from countless interviews with figures like Allen Ginsberg, Lucien Carr, and Burroughs himself, CALL ME BURROUGHS is a rigorously researched biography that finally gets to the heart of its notoriously mercurial subject.
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            ISBN 9781455511952
            Released AU 28 Jan 2014
            Publisher Little, Brown
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            J. G. Ballard
              

            J. G. Ballard (Trade Paperback / Paperback)

            By Wilson, D. Harlan

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            Prophetic short stories and apocalyptic novels like The Crystal World made J. G. Ballard a foundational figure in the British New Wave. Rejecting the science fiction of rockets and aliens, he explored an inner space of humanity informed by psychiatry and biology and shaped by Sur...realism. Later in his career, Ballard's combustible plots and violent imagery spurred controversy--even legal action--while his autobiographical 1984 war novel Empire of the Sun brought him fame. D. Harlan Wilson offers the first career-spanning analysis of an author who helped steer SF in new, if startling, directions. Here was a writer committed to moral ambiguity, one who drowned the world and erected a London high-rise doomed to descend into savagery--and coolly picked apart the characters trapped within each story. Wilson also examines Ballard's methods, his influence on cyberpunk, and the ways his fiction operates within the sphere of our larger culture and within SF itself.
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            ISBN 9780252082955
            Released AU 15 Dec 2017
            Publisher University of Illinois Press
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            Series Modern Masters of Science Fiction
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            The Pigeon Tunnel: Stories from My Life
             

            The Pigeon Tunnel: Stories from My Life (Paperback)

            By Carre, John le

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            THE SUNDAY TIMES NUMBER ONE BESTSELLER 'Out of the secret world I once knew, I have tried to make a theatre for the larger worlds we inhabit. First comes the imagining, then the search for reality. Then back to the imagining, and to the desk where I'm sitting now.' From his years... serving in British Intelligence during the Cold War, to a career as a writer that took him from war-torn Cambodia to Beirut on the cusp of the 1982 Israeli invasion, to Russia before and after the collapse of the Berlin Wall, John le Carre has always written from the heart of modern times. In this, his first memoir, le Carre is as funny as he is incisive - reading into the events he witnesses the same moral ambiguity with which he imbues his novels. Whether he's writing about the parrot at a Beirut hotel that could perfectly mimic machine gun fire, or visiting Rwanda's museums of the unburied dead in the aftermath of the genocide, or celebrating New Year's Eve with Yasser Arafat, or interviewing a German terrorist in her desert prison in the Negev, or watching Alec Guinness preparing for his role as George Smiley, or describing the female aid worker who inspired the main character in his The Constant Gardener, le Carre endows each happening with vividness and humour, now making us laugh out loud, now inviting us to think anew about events and people we believed we understood. Best of all, le Carre gives us a glimpse of a writer's journey over more than six decades, and his own hunt for the human spark that has given so much life and heart to his fictional characters. 'No other writer has charted - pitilessly for politicians but thrillingly for readers - the public and secret histories of his times' Guardian 'John le Carre is as recognizable a writer as Dickens or Austen' Financial Times 'When I was under house arrest I was helped by the books of John le Carre ...they were a journey into the wider world ...These were the journeys that made me feel that I was not really cut off from the rest
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            ISBN 9780241976890
            Released AU 1 May 2017
            Publisher Penguin
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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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