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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

            • RRP: $32.99
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            • Pub Date
              5 Aug 20

            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
            Interest Age General Audience
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            Queen Bee

            Queen Bee (Trade Paperback / Paperback)

            By Fallon, Jane

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            A brand-new novel from the Sunday Times bestselling author of Faking Friends and Tell Me a Secret.

            ISBN 9780241414460
            Released AU 31 Mar 2020
            Publisher Penguin
            Interest Age General Audience
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            AFL Wit and Wisdom of the Coaches

            AFL Wit and Wisdom of the Coaches (Trade Paperback / Paperback)

            By Evans, Eamon

            • RRP: $19.99
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            Whether you are an elite athlete, ambitious professional, dedicated parent or hard-working student, all of us are at times challenged by doubts and set-backs. This collection of inspiring and oft times hilarious quotes from some of Australia's leading AFL coaches will lighten you...r mood and give an insight into the lives of people truly challenged by adversity. Here they offer up some brilliant thoughts to keep you winning! From Mick Malthouse: 'The meek may inherit the earth - but they will never win games of football.' From Allan Jeans: 'Footballers are like sausages ... you can fry them, grill them, bake them ... they're still sausages.' John Kennedy 'Don't think...DO!' And Jack Dyer about a concussed player who isn't sure who he is: 'Tell him he is John Coleman and send him back on.'
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            ISBN 9781743795347
            Published AU 1 Dec 2018
            Publisher Hardie Grant Books
            Interest Age General Audience
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            AFL Wit and Wisdom of the Players

            AFL Wit and Wisdom of the Players (Trade Paperback / Paperback)

            By Evans, Eamon

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            Whether you are an elite athlete, ambitious professional, dedicated parent or hard-working student, all of us are at times challenged by doubts and setbacks. This collection of inspiring and oft times hilarious quotes and quips from some of Australia's leading AFL players will li...ghten your mood and give an insight into the lives of people truly challenged by their own thoughts. With pearls of wisdom from some of AFL's best players and sharpest minds, Wit and Wisdom of the Players is a hilarious collection from players past and present. From Barry Hall: 'I want to kick 70 or 80 goals this season, whichever comes first.' to Luke Darcy: 'I've never had knee surgery on any other part of my body.'
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            ISBN 9781743795767
            Published AU 1 Oct 2019
            Publisher Hardie Grant Books
            Interest Age General Audience
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            The Land Before Avocado

            The Land Before Avocado (Trade Paperback / Paperback)

            By Glover, Richard

            • RRP: $29.99
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            The new book from the bestselling author of Flesh Wounds. A funny and frank look at the way Australia used to be - and just how far we have come. It was simpler time . We had more fun back then . Everyone could afford a house . There's plenty of nostalgia right now for the Austra...lia of the past, but what was it really like? In The Land Before Avocado, Richard Glover takes a journey to an almost unrecognisable Australia. It's a vivid portrait of a quite peculiar land: a place that is scary and weird, dangerous and incomprehensible, and, now and then, surprisingly appealing. It's the Australia of his childhood. The Australia of the late 60's and early '70s. Let's break the news now: they didn't have avocado. It's a place of funny clothing and food that was appalling, but amusingly so. It also the land of staggeringly awful attitudes - often enshrined in law - towards anybody who didn't fit in. The Land Before Avocado will make you laugh and cry, be angry and inspired. And leave you wondering how bizarre things were, not so long ago. Most of all it will make you realise how far we've come - and how much further we can go.
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            ISBN 9780733339813
            Published AU 22 Oct 2018
            Publisher ABC Books
            Interest Age General Audience
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            The Darwin Awards V
             

            The Darwin Awards V (Paperback)

            By Northcutt, Wendy

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            Named in honour of Charles Darwin, the father of evolution, The Darwin Awards pays homage to those who improve our gene pool... by removing themselves from it.

            ISBN 9780143010333
            Published AU 27 Oct 2008
            Publisher Penguin
            Interest Age General Audience
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            Reprehensible
             

            Reprehensible (Trade Paperback / Paperback)

            By Robins, Mikey

            • RRP: $29.99
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            • Pub Date
              5 Aug 20

            Rollicking and informative, Reprehensible: Polite Histories of Bad Behaviour is your guide through some of the most shameful behaviour indulged in by humanity's most celebrated figures, as told by Mikey Robins, one of Australia's most beloved comedians. It is often said that we l...ive in era of constant outrage, but we are definitely not the inventors of outrageousness. Let's be honest, human beings have always been appalling. Not everyone and not all the time, but our history is littered with those whose work and deeds have rendered them . . . reprehensible. Sometimes it's our most esteemed luminaries who behave the worst. In Reprehensible: Polite Histories of Bad Behaviour, Mikey Robins holds the mirror up to everyone, from Popes to politicians, from certified artistic geniuses to scientific and mathematical minds without peer - few emerge without blush or blemish. For instance, what are we to make of Catherine the Great's extensive collection of pornographic furniture, Hans Christian Anderson's too-much-information diary and Karl Marx's epic pub crawls? Or hall-of-fame huckster William McCloundy, who in 1901 actually `sold' the Brooklyn Bridge to an unsuspecting tourist, and the Pharaoh who covered his slaves in honey to keep flies off his meal? Did you know about the royal ticklers of the Romanov court, and the bizarre coronation rituals of early Welsh kings? (Let's just say that eating a white horse wasn't the weirdest part of the ceremony.) And who else but Mikey could uncover the story of Chrysippus, the Stoic philosopher who laughed himself to death at the sight of a drunk donkey? So sit back and rest your conscience: there will be a host of scoundrels, bounders and reprobates, tales of lust and power aplenty, as we indulge in that sweet spot where history meets outrage, with just a bit of old-school TMZ thrown in for good measure.
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            ISBN 9781760852993
            Published AU 5 Aug 2020
            Publisher Simon & Schuster Australia
            Interest Age General Audience
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            Great Aussie Car Fails

            Great Aussie Car Fails (Paperback)

            By Morley, Dave

            • RRP: $24.99
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            With more than 30 years of experience as a motoring journalist, author Dave Morley has come across his fair share of epic car stuff-ups. Great Aussie Car Fails explores the biggest stuff-ups in motoring history, from the supercar with an engine prone to exploding, to Peter Brock'...s Energy Polariser, the equivalent of healing crystals for your car. The book includes chapters on the biggest car model mistakes; technology gone wrong; questionable company politics and some overseas whoppers that will make us feel... a little less alone in the stupid stakes. For car lovers, car haters and anyone who wants to feel a bit better about their own mistakes, this book will keep you entertained and give you a bit of insight into the wild world of cars.
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            ISBN 9781741176735
            Published AU 1 Aug 2019
            Publisher Explore Australia
            Interest Age General Audience
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            This Way to Spaceship
               

            This Way to Spaceship (Trade Paperback / Paperback)

            By Darby, Rhys

            • RRP: $46.50
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            In This Way to Spaceship, comedian Rhys Darby, one of the stars of HBO's hit show Flight of the Conchords, reaches back into the story of his dramatic, unforgettable, action-packed life to show us all how we can get noticed, make it big and survive.

            ISBN 9780733628764
            Published AU 12 Apr 2012
            Publisher Hachette
            Interest Age 14+ years
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            Internationally sourced on backorder; allow 4-8 weeks
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            The Constant Rabbit: The new standalone novel from the Number One bestselling author

            The Constant Rabbit: The new standalone novel from the Number One bestselling author (Trade Paperback / Paperback)

            By Fforde, Jasper

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            Jasper Fforde's fantastical new satire - what happens when a family of human-sized, human-like rabbits moves in next door?

            ISBN 9781444763638
            Released AU 7 Jul 2020
            Publisher Hodder & Stoughton
            Interest Age General Audience
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