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            Killing Time: Short stories from the long road home

            Killing Time: Short stories from the long road home (Hardback)

            By Barnes, Jimmy

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            From the rock legend turned master storyteller, this collection of non-fiction short stories is vintage Jimmy. Stories of adventure, misadventure, love and loss from the #1 bestselling author of the critically acclaimed memoirs Working Class Boy and Working Class Man. Outrageous,... witty, warm and wise, Killing Time shares more than 40 yarns from an epic life - a dazzling collection of tall tales, out-takes and B-sides from one of Australia's finest storytellers.
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            ISBN 9781460759486
            Published AU 7 Oct 2020
            Publisher HarperCollins Publishers
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            Black Klansman: NOW A MAJOR MOTION PICTURE

            Black Klansman: NOW A MAJOR MOTION PICTURE (Paperback)

            By Stallworth, Ron

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            *** SOON TO BE A MAJOR MOTION PICTURE *** When Ron Stallworth, the first black detective in the history of the Colorado Springs Police Department, comes across a classified ad in the local paper asking for all those interested in joining the Ku Klux Klan to contact a P.O.

            ISBN 9781787461703
            Released AU 30 Jul 2018
            Publisher Cornerstone
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            Catch and Kill: Lies, Spies and a Conspiracy to Protect Predators

            Catch and Kill: Lies, Spies and a Conspiracy to Protect Predators (Paperback)

            By Farrow, Ronan

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            In a dramatic account of violence and espionage, Pulitzer Prize-winning investigative reporter Ronan Farrow exposes serial abusers and a cabal of powerful interests hell-bent on covering up the truth, at any cost.

            ISBN 9780708899281
            Released AU 30 Jun 2020
            Publisher Little, Brown Book Group
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            Rising Heart: One Woman's Astonishing Journey from Unimaginable Trauma to Becoming a Power for Good

            Rising Heart: One Woman's Astonishing Journey from Unimaginable Trauma to Becoming a Power for Good (Trade Paperback / Paperback)

            By Conteh-Biger, Aminata; With Rieden, Juliet

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            Brutally kidnapped from her father's house by rebel soldiers. Resettled in Australia as a refugee. Now helping mothers and babies in Sierra Leone.

            ISBN 9781760784966
            Published AU 29 Sep 2020
            Publisher Pan Macmillan
            Interest Age 16+ years
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            The Tap-Dancing Knife Thrower: My Life (without the boring bits)

            The Tap-Dancing Knife Thrower: My Life (without the boring bits) (Hardback)

            By Hogan, Paul

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            The icon and legend at last tells his story his way - without the boring bits Paul Hogan first appeared on our screens in 1971 as a 'tap dancing knife thrower' on channel 9's New Faces. The then father of four and Sydney Harbour Bridge rigger from Granville did it as a dare, but ...when the network's switchboard lit up, he was invited back. So popular was he with viewers, Hogan became a regular on Mike Willesee's A Current Affair. The rest, as they say, is history. In collaboration with his business partner and best friend John Cornell (who played his sidekick, Strop), he went on to become Australia's favourite TV comedian. His hugely popular comedy shows and appearances in unforgettable and ground-breaking ads for cigarettes, beer and tourism, came to personify Australia and Australians here and overseas, helping to change the perception of who we are as people and as a nation. Then, in 1986, Crocodile Dundee, the movie he conceived, co-wrote and starred in, became an international smash, grossing more than a billion dollars in today's money and earning its star an Oscar nomination. Despite the fact Hoges claimed to be 'retired', many more movies followed, including Crocodile Dundee II, Lightning Jack, Almost an Angel and Charlie & Boots. But even as his star rose ever higher, he always expected someone to grab him by the arm and say, 'What are you doing here? You're just a bloody rigger!' The Tap Dancing Knife Thrower is a funny and candid account of the astonishing life of 'one lucky bastard', as Hoges describes himself. Full of countless stories never previously shared and told in the comedian's inimitable, funny and self-deprecating style, The Tap Dancing Knife Thrower is Paul Hogan's story told his way - 'without the boring bits'.
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            ISBN 9781460759295
            Published AU 5 Nov 2020
            Publisher HarperCollins Publishers
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            The Naked Farmer

            The Naked Farmer (Trade Paperback / Paperback)

            By Brooksby, Ben

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            A heartwarming, moving and candid collection of stories of the challenges our farmers are facing, and the way these communities are banding together in response.

            ISBN 9781760981068
            Published AU 27 Oct 2020
            Publisher Pan Macmillan
            Interest Age 16+ years
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            Stalking Claremont: Inside the hunt for a serial killer
             

            Stalking Claremont: Inside the hunt for a serial killer (Trade Paperback / Paperback)

            By Christian, Bret

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              1 Feb 21

            The gripping true story of the notorious Claremont serial murders and the nation's longest and most expensive investigation to catch the killer In the space of just over year in 1996-7, three young women disappeared from Claremont, an upmarket suburb in central Perth. When two of... the young women were found murdered, Australia's longest and most expensive investigation was established. More than twenty years later, an unlikely suspect was arrested based on forensic evidence that also linked the murders to two previous vicious rapes. The Claremont Killings, by local newsman Bret Christian, is a riveting story of young lives cut short, a city in panic, an investigation riddled with error and incompetence, and a surprising twist that absolutely no one saw coming.
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            ISBN 9780733338731
            Published AU 1 Feb 2021
            Publisher ABC Books
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            Fearless Footsteps: True Stories That Capture the Spirit of Adventure

            Fearless Footsteps: True Stories That Capture the Spirit of Adventure (Trade Paperback / Paperback)

            Edited by Thomas, Nathan James; Roberts, Jennifer

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            Exhilarating, introspective and inspiring, this collection of true travel stories proves seeing the world is worth it, no matter the trepidation. Let wanderlust conquer fear!

            ISBN 9781925820577
            Published AU 5 Nov 2020
            Publisher Exisle Publishing
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            The Bravest Voices
             

            The Bravest Voices (Trade Paperback / Paperback)

            By Cook, Ida

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            • Pub Date
              3 Mar 21

            This timeless memoir documents two sisters' bravery leading up to WWII - a singular historical account that shines a light on one of humanity's darkest hours. Ida and Louise Cook are two ordinary Englishwomen, seemingly destined never to stray from their quiet London suburb and c...omfortable jobs - Ida as a budding romance novelist and Louise as a civil service typist. But in 1923, a chance hearing of an aria from Madame Butterfly sparked a passion for opera in the sisters that led to the formation of friendships with some of Europe's leading singers and their network, many of them Jewish. As the Nazis rose to power, Ida and Louise began working with the opera world's insiders to save members of the community from persecution and death. Through ingenuity, thrift and bottomless goodwill, the sisters eluded the suspicion of the Nazis and helped secure safe passage for dozens of refugees. No one would have predicted such daring lives for Ida and Louise Cook - but that underestimation is exactly how they were able to save lives. First published in 1950, Ida's memoir of the adventures she and Louise shared remains as fresh, vital and entertaining as the woman who wrote it, and is a moving testament to the extraordinary acts of courage by two everyday heroes.
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            ISBN 9781867213499
            Published AU 3 Mar 2021
            Publisher Harlequin Enterprises (Austral
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            Sam Bloom: Heartache & Birdsong: The follow-up to the ABIA award-winning, international bestselling sensation Penguin Bloom

            Sam Bloom: Heartache & Birdsong: The follow-up to the ABIA award-winning, international bestselling sensation Penguin Bloom (Hardback)

            By Bloom, Cameron; Bloom, Samantha; Greive, Bradley Trevor

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            The follow-up to the ABIA award-winning, international bestselling sensation Penguin Bloom The heart-warming Australian story Penguin Bloom - the miraculous tale of a baby magpie that helped save a young mother and her family - is a homegrown and international bestseller; soon to... be a major Hollywood movie, starring Naomi Watts and Andrew Lincoln. Sam's personal message at the end of the book has resonated powerfully with readers - where, pulling no punches, she writes about what it is really like to face life in a wheelchair. In Sam Bloom, Sam tells her own story for the first time - how a shy but determined Australian girl became a nurse and travelled across Africa. How she fell in love with a like-minded free spirit, raised three boys and built a life together on Sydney's Northern Beaches. And then, in a single horrific moment, how everything changed. Sam's journey back from the edge of death and the depths of despair is so much more than an account of overcoming adversity. Sam's captivating true story - written by close friend, New York Times bestselling author Bradley Trevor Greive, and featuring extraordinary photographs taken by Sam's husband, Cameron Bloom - is humbling, heartbreaking and uplifting in equal measure. A triumph of raw emotion and incredible beauty, Sam Bloom: Heartache & Birdsong is a truly unforgettable book. Penguin Bloom is soon to be a major motion picture starring Naomi Watts, Andrew Lincoln, Jacki Weaver and Rachel House. PRAISE FOR PENGUIN BLOOM: 'A unique and remarkable insight into a family dealing with tragedy and finding their way through it with love, courage and hope' - Naomi Watts 'a coffee-table book that will make hearts soar' - Daily Telegraph
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            ISBN 9780733339790
            Published AU 2 Sep 2020
            Publisher ABC Books
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