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              The Truth About French Women
                

              The Truth About French Women (Trade Paperback / Paperback)

              By Le Moel, Marie-Morgane

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              In France, criticizing oneselves is a national sport, even more important than football. But there's one thing every foreigner does need to understand if they ever plan to spend some time with a French person. Or even more dangerously, marry a French person. Or, pure madness, liv...e in France with lots of French persons. French people hate it when foreigners do criticize them. Immediately this provokes a strange physical phenomenon. The heart starts pumping a little bit faster, reminiscences of the Marseillaise are heard by their gallic ears, and they reach mentally for the sword. For years now, French women have become a target for all sorts of representations. In fact, the number of books written about French women is becoming a publishing market in itself. No year goes by without a new book about them. And yet, in spite of her reserves in differentiating French women from other women, Marie Le Moel found some aspects can't be so easily dismissed. Of course, women, and men, all around the world, share similarities. And yet, they remain a product of their environment. French environment, culture and rich history, has produced a certain type of men and women. It has produced, too, a certain type of relationship between the two genders, where seduction and games play, still now, an important part. And in order to better fight the stereotypes, one has to try to put the finger on what constitutes a modern French woman, and why she has become, for many, an example.
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              ISBN 9780857981745
              Published AU 2 Mar 2015
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              Oddfellows
               

              Oddfellows (Paperback)

              By Shakespeare, Nicholas

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              On 1 January 1915, ramifications from the First World War, raging half a world away, were felt in Broken Hill, Australia, when in a guerrilla-style military operation, four citizens were killed and seven wounded. It was the annual picnic day in Broken Hill and a thousand citizens... were dressed for fun when the only enemy attack to take place on Australian soil during World War I, took them by surprise. Nicholas Shakespeare has taken this little known piece of Australian history and turned it into a story for our time.
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              ISBN 9780857987181
              Published AU 2 Jan 2015
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              Red Dog: True Blue

              Red Dog: True Blue (Paperback)

              By Bernieres, Louis de

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              ISBN 9780143780083
              Published AU 28 Nov 2016
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              The Girls in the Picture: A Novel

              The Girls in the Picture: A Novel (Trade Paperback / Paperback)

              By Benjamin, Melanie

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              From the New York Times bestselling author of The Swans of Fifth Avenue and The Aviator's Wife, a rich exploration of two Hollywood friends who shaped the movies (USA Today)--screenwriter Frances Marion and superstar Mary Pickford Full of Old Hollywood glamour and true details ab...out the pair's historic careers . . . a captivating ode to a legendary bond. --Real Simple It is 1914, and twenty-five-year-old Frances Marion has left her (second) husband and her Northern California home for the lure of Los Angeles, where she is determined to live independently as an artist. But the word on everyone's lips these days is flickers --the silent moving pictures enthralling theatergoers. Turn any corner in this burgeoning town and you'll find made-up actors running around, as a movie camera captures it all. In this fledgling industry, Frances finds her true calling: writing stories for this wondrous new medium. She also makes the acquaintance of actress Mary Pickford, whose signature golden curls and lively spirit have earned her the title America's Sweetheart. The two ambitious young women hit it off instantly, their kinship fomented by their mutual fever to create, to move audiences to a frenzy, to start a revolution. But their ambitions are challenged by both the men around them and the limitations imposed on their gender--and their astronomical success could come at a price. As Mary, the world's highest paid and most beloved actress, struggles to live her life under the spotlight, she also wonders if it is possible to find love, even with the dashing actor Douglas Fairbanks. Frances, too, longs to share her life with someone. As in any good Hollywood story, dramas will play out, personalities will clash, and even the deepest friendships might be shattered. With cameos from such notables as Charlie Chaplin, Louis B. Mayer, Rudolph Valentino, and Lillian Gish, The Girls in the Picture is, at its heart, a story of friendship and forgiveness. Melanie Benjamin perfectly captures
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              ISBN 9781101886823
              Released AU 22 Jan 2019
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              Older but Better, but Older
               

              Older but Better, but Older (Hardback)

              By De Maigret, Caroline; Mas, Sophie

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              With playful wit, worldly advice and savvy observation, the bestselling authors of How to Be Parisian tackle the Parisian art of growing up. Caroline de Maigret and Sophie Mas are back to amuse you, saying what you don't expect to hear, just the way you want to hear it. But this ...time they reveal how they are modifying their favourite bad girl habits and mischievous mindsets now they are more 'madam' than 'mademoiselle'. These iconoclastic, bohemian Parisiennes advise on love, seduction, fashion and dating as well as family, work, living alone and accepting imperfections. Both poignant and laugh-out-loud funny, this gorgeous, tongue-in-cheek guide astutely illuminates what it means to be a fully-fledged woman.
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              ISBN 9780143794639
              Published AU 7 Jan 2020
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              The Strength Switch: How the New Science of Strength-Based Parenting Helps Your Child and Teen to Flourish

              The Strength Switch: How the New Science of Strength-Based Parenting Helps Your Child and Teen to Flourish (Trade Paperback / Paperback)

              By Waters, Lea

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              Unlock your children's potential by helping them build their strengths. This game-changing book shows us the extraordinary results of focusing on our children's strengths rather than always trying to correct their weaknesses. Most parents struggle with this shift because they suf...fer from a negativity bias, thanks to evolutionary development, giving them 'strengths-blindness'. By showing us how to throw the 'strength switch', Lea Waters demonstrates how we can not only help our children build resilience, optimism and achievement but we can also help inoculate them against today's pandemic of depression and anxiety. As a strengths-based scientist for more than twenty years, Waters has seen how this approach enhances self-esteem and energy in both children and teenagers. Yet more on the plus side- parents find it a particularly exciting and rewarding way to raise children. With many suggestions for specific ways to interact with your kids, Waters demonstrates how to discover strengths and talents in our children, how to use positive emotions as a resource, how to build strong brains and even how to deal with problem behaviours and talk about difficult situations and emotions. The Strength Switch will show parents how a small shift can yield enormous results.
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              ISBN 9781925324426
              Published AU 29 May 2017
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              Together Alone: The Story of the Finn Brothers
                

              Together Alone: The Story of the Finn Brothers (Trade Paperback / Paperback)

              By Apter, Jeff

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              To rattle off the hits of Neil and Tim Finn reads like a checklist of recent pop history. And to think it all began in sleepy rural Te Awamutu - a town whose name had a 'truly sacred ring', as Neil would famously recount - where Brian Timothy Finn fell in love with the Beatles, a...n obsession that would work its way into Neil's DNA.
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              ISBN 9781741668162
              Published AU 1 Jun 2010
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              Cold Light
               

              Cold Light (Trade Paperback / Paperback)

              By Moorhouse, Frank

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              The third of the Edith Campbell Berry Trilogy. A large-scale, research-based, historical novel set in post-war Australia beginning in 1950. The two companion novels, Grand Days and Dark Palace, precede Cold Light. In these two books, their central character, an Australian woman, ...Edith Campbell Berry, works for the League of Nations and the books have as their background the evolution of multi-national diplomacy and Australian diplomacy, and the failure of the League to stop World War II. Cold Light continues Edith's story after the collapse of the League and her return to Australia to seek a position in the Department of External Affairs in Canberra in the 1950s. Through her friendship with John Latham and Stanley Bruce (established in the first two books) and connections with the Menzies government we follow the story of the Cold War through the Communist Party Dissolution Act, the High Court decision, and the referendum, as well, as Australia's involvement in the Korean War. The novel uses as background the Canberra Vision uathe political and aesthetic struggle to establish a new capital in the bushlands of Australia and explore the need for symbolic sites, for great civic enterprises, in this case, both the UN and its search for a suitable city for its headquarters and Australia's final commitment to the creation of a capital city. The novel also explores the evolution of the significant moral and social revolution in Australia and other Western countries in the late 1960s.
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              ISBN 9781741661262
              Published AU 9 Dec 2011
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              The Asylum

              The Asylum (Trade Paperback / Paperback)

              By Harwood, John

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              A gothic suspense novel that will keep you in its grip until the final page. Georgina Ferrars, a young woman living quietly with her uncle in London, wakes to find herself in a private asylum 200 miles away on Bodmin Moor in Cornwall, with no memory of the past six weeks. Dr Stra...ker, the charismatic physician in charge, tells her that she has suffered a seizure u and that her name is not Georgina Ferrars, but Lucy Ashton. A telegram from her uncle confirms that Georgina Ferrars is still in London. Her protests only serve to convince the doctors that she is in the grip of 'hysterical possession', and Georgina is certified insane. So begins The Asylum, a gothic suspense novel set in late Victorian England. With no friends, no money, and no one she dare trust, Georgina is left with only her stubborn determination to find out what happened during those missing weeks, no matter how terrifying the consequences.
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              ISBN 9781742757278
              Published AU 3 Jun 2013
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              Dirty Money
               

              Dirty Money (Trade Paperback / Paperback)

              By Benns, Matthew

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              They put the boys into the Anvil mining truck. They came for my dad. I asked them 'where are you taking him?' and they didn't answer. The Australian mining company trucks had come roaring into the African village and disgorged over 100 heavily armed Government soldiers. The rebel...s, protesting at the way the Australian company was mining the Congolese silver and copper without giving anything back to the local community, had already surrendered. But their looting of food and fuel from the Anvil Mining depot at Kilwa could not go unanswered. The Australians flew in the Government troops, loaded them onto their trucks and then stood back while they rounded up the rebellion's 'sympathisers'. We started running but the soldiers caught and searched our belongings, they arrested my dad and two other boys, said Albert Kitanika. The soldiers refused to say where they were taking his father. They took him 50 metres down the road where they shot and stabbed him to death. A United Nations investigation found Mr Kitanika was one of at least 100 people summarily executed in the Government operation in 2004. Afterwards the Australian company issued a press release praising the Government for its rapid response. Asked about its role in transporting the troops, Anvil's chief executive officer Bill Turner said: So what . Mining is a dirty business. This book reveals that the real dirt lies in the boardrooms of some of Australia's biggest companies. The United Nations named Katumba Mwanke, an adviser to Congo President Joseph Kabila, as one of the people responsible for the illegal exploitation of Congo's natural wealth. Anvil Mining put Mr Mwanke on the board of directors for three years. The Australian company has steadfastly refused to sign the Extractive Industries Transparency Initiative, designed to prevent dodgy deals, and is instead considering a tie-up with British mining company Trafigura, which is responsible for one of the worst pollution scandals in recent history. When d
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              ISBN 9781742750002
              Published AU 1 Nov 2011
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