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            The Diary of a Bookseller

            The Diary of a Bookseller (Paperback, Main)

            By Bythell, Shaun

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            Shaun Bythell owns The Bookshop, Wigtown - Scotland's largest second-hand bookshop. It contains 100,000 books, spread over a mile of shelving, with twisting corridors and roaring fires, and all set in a beautiful, rural town by the edge of the sea. A book-lover's paradise? Well, ...almost ... In these wry and hilarious diaries, Shaun provides an inside look at the trials and tribulations of life in the book trade, from struggles with eccentric customers to wrangles with his own staff, who include the ski-suit-wearing, bin-foraging Nicky. He takes us with him on buying trips to old estates and auction houses, recommends books (both lost classics and new discoveries), introduces us to the thrill of the unexpected find, and evokes the rhythms and charms of small-town life, always with a sharp and sympathetic eye.
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            ISBN 9781781258637
            Released AU 25 Jul 2018
            Publisher Profile Books Ltd
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            The Lost Boys
             

            The Lost Boys (Hardback)

            By Byrnes, Paul

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            In the First World War of 1914-1918, thousands of boys across Australia and New Zealand lied about their age, forged a parent's signature and left to fight on the other side of the world. Though some were as young as thirteen, they soon found they could die as well as any man. Li...ke Peter Pan's lost boys, they have remained forever young. These are their stories. This extraordinary book captures the incredible and previously untold stories of forty Anzac boys who fought in the First World War, from Gallipoli to the Armistice. Featuring haunting images of the boys taken at training camps and behind the lines, these tales are both heartbreaking and rousing, full of daring, ingenuity, recklessness, random horror and capricious luck. A unique perspective on the First World War, THE LOST BOYS is military history made deeply personal, a powerful homage to youthful bravery and a poignant reminder of the sacrifice of war.
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            ISBN 9781925870503
            Published AU 29 Oct 2019
            Publisher Affirm Press
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            A Country Nurse: From Wave Hill to Rural Queensland and Almost Everywhere in Between

            A Country Nurse: From Wave Hill to Rural Queensland and Almost Everywhere in Between (Trade Paperback / Paperback)

            By Hayes, Thea

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            Thea Hayes spent twenty years living and working on Wave Hill Station in the Northern Territory. She arrived as a naive nineteen-year-old trainee nurse from Sydney, but when she left in 1979 she was married with four children and eager for her next adventure. And what twists and ...turns her new life in rural Queensland had in store. From a stint running a corner shop in the small town of Toogoolawah to dairy and cattle farming and working as a nurse in hospitals and nursing homes, Thea's life was eternally colourful. At the age of sixty-five, after losing her beloved husband Ralph, Thea moved to London to work as a nurse and travel around Europe. Back home in Australia, she found a second chance at love with a country boy from WA, and her new life with Bob began with a caravan, a dangerous farming floodplain and a swag full of laughs. A Country Nurse charts Thea's rich and inspiring life, from Wave Hill to North Stradbroke Island; London to the Riverina in NSW, and just about everywhere in between. This is the story of an ordinary girl from Sydney who has lived her extraordinary life to the fullest.
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            ISBN 9781760877156
            Published AU 7 Jan 2020
            Publisher Allen & Unwin
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            Bully For Them:22 Successful Australians on Hard Lessons Learned

            Bully For Them:22 Successful Australians on Hard Lessons Learned (Trade Paperback / Paperback)

            By Scott-Norman, Fiona

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            One of the most difficult things about being bullied is the feeling that nobody else knows what it's like. Twenty-two of Australia's most talented and successful people know exactly what it's like. In candid and entertaining interviews, leading lights from across Australian life ...recount how they were bullied and shunned at school just for being different. Not only did they survive the ordeal but their experiences helped shape them into the remarkable individuals they are today. Contributors include: Missy Higgins (musician), Hazem El Masri (NRL), Christos Tsiolkas (writer), Tiffiny Hall (TV), Alice Pung (writer), Sam Bramham (paralympian), Stella Young (disability advocate), Eddie Perfect (actor), Megan Washington (musician), Brendan Cowell (actor), Marieke Hardy (writer), Adam Goodes (AFL), Adam Boland (TV), Bindi Cole (artist), Charlie Pickering (TV), Kate Miller-Heidke (musician), Tim Ferguson (comedian), Penny Wong (politician), Benjamin Law (writer), Judith Lucy (comedian), Paul Capsis (musician) and Wendy Harmer (TV).
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            ISBN 9781922213198
            Published AU 1 Mar 2014
            Publisher Affirm Press
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            Romulus My Father
             

            Romulus My Father (Trade Paperback / Paperback, New title)

            By Drake, Nick

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            Based on Raimond Gaita's memoir, this work tells the story of Romulus, his wife, Christina, and their struggle in the face of adversity to bring up their son, Raimond. It is a story of impossible love that ultimately celebrates the unbreakable bond between father and son.

            ISBN 9780868198101
            Published AU 1 May 2007
            Publisher Currency Press Pty Ltd
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            Tutu: Authorised
             

            Tutu: Authorised (Hardback)

            By Sparks, Allister; Tutu, Mpho

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            The remarkable story of Desmond Tutu's courage, faith, perseverance, and his life-long commitment to the liberation of the oppressed.

            ISBN 9780733627811
            Published AU 11 Oct 2011
            Publisher Hachette
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            FitzRoy - Beyond the Rumours: Tenth Governor of New South Wales, First Governor-General of Australia
             

            FitzRoy - Beyond the Rumours: Tenth Governor of New South Wales, First Governor-General of Australia (Hardback)

            By Fergusson, Lyn M.

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            Was Governor FitzRoy the man popular history would have us believe? Sir Charles Augustus Fitzroy's tenure as Governor of New South Wales and Governor-General of Australia between 1846 and 1855 was plagued by rumour. Mention FitzRoy and he is either not remembered at all, remember...ed as the Governor who caused his wife's death or as a shameless womaniser. Are these damning comments justified? It was the time of Wentworth, Parkes and Lang, giant political figures in New South Wales' early history. FitzRoy's administration oversaw matters such as settlement of the contentious crown land issue and squatters' rights, discovery of gold, education and introduction of the railway. A man of the British Empire, he served firstly his King, then a young Queen Victoria as the Crown's Vice Regal representative at Prince Edward island, the Leeward Islands and finally, New South Wales. This commissioned biography portrays FitzRoy in a light not previously considered, from a personal, family oriented aspect, stretching from childhood to the battlefields of Waterloo. Going beyond the rumours set in motion in 1847, it reveals a worldly diplomat, a Governor who encouraged those around him to act on their beliefs.
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            ISBN 9780646912714
            Published AU 12 Dec 2013
            Publisher Pilar Publishing
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            Rolling with the Punchlines
              

            Rolling with the Punchlines (Trade Paperback / Paperback)

            By Carlson, Urzila

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            Updated with new chapters and written with her trademark deadpan humour, Urzila's memoir is full of great stories. Urzila's accidental beginning in stand-up has led to an incredibly successful career in comedy, with regular gigs on Channel 10's Have you Been Paying Attention? in ...Australia, and 7 Days in NZ, as well as sell-out shows in comedy festivals across Australia and New Zealand. But life hasn't always been a bundle of laughs. Urzila talks candidly about her childhood with a great family, apart from her abusive dad, and about growing up in South Africa. She shares crazy but true tales about her OE, her move to New Zealand, coming out, getting married and having children, and her recent comedy success in Australia. This is a great read from one of our most loved and most popular comedians.
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            ISBN 9781760875459
            Published AU 18 Mar 2019
            Publisher Allen & Unwin
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            Gough Whitlam: His Time
             

            Gough Whitlam: His Time (Hardback)

            By Hocking, Jenny

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            Recreates the excitement of Whitlam's historic win in 1972, forces that never accepted his ascendency &the tragedy that followed. Drawing on previously unseen archival material, interviews with family, colleague sand with the man himself, this second volume finally exposes the tr...uth about the Whitlam years.
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            ISBN 9780522857931
            Published AU 1 Sep 2012
            Publisher Melbourne University Press
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            Mr Tulsi's Store: a Fijian Childhood: Memories of a Fijian Childhood
               

            Mr Tulsi's Store: a Fijian Childhood: Memories of a Fijian Childhood (Trade Paperback / Paperback)

            By Lal, Brij V.

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            A moving account of a young man's journey from rural beginnings to tertiary teaching, this is the biography of a man who came from Indo Fijian roots to become a Professor at Australia's National University.

            ISBN 9781740760072
            Published AU 1 Nov 2001
            Publisher Publishers Distribution Ltd
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