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            Missing William Tyrrell
             

            Missing William Tyrrell (Trade Paperback / Paperback)

            By Overington, Caroline

            • RRP: $34.99
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            • Pub Date
              24 Feb 20

            One minute a little boy is playing on his grandmother's lawn, the next minute, he's gone - where? The case of little William Tyrrell is one of Australia's most baffling and heartbreaking mysteries. He was playing hide-and-seek with his four-year-old sister in the garden of his gr...andmother's house in Kendall on the NSW mid-north coast at around 10:30 am on September 12, 2014 when he disappeared, seemingly into thin air. It's a tragic story that has gripped Australia's imagination and the photo of the little boy playfully roaring like a tiger, wearing his Spiderman suit, has become an iconic image. Police have cleared his family of any involvement and believe it's likely he was abducted by an opportunistic stranger. His foster parents, birth parents and grandparents are shattered. Who would take this vivacious, funny, innocent three-year-old boy? How can a child simply disappear? This is the awful and unsettling story of a disappearance, a family tragedy, a driven detective, and a long and immensely frustrating police case. It is also the story of Australia's foster care system, exploring how and why a young child like William ends up in the foster care system. From one of Australia's leading journalists, Caroline Overington, Missing William Tyrrell will explore the baffling mystery of a missing child, a mystery that taps into every parent's fears.
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            ISBN 9781460758687
            Published AU 24 Feb 2020
            Publisher HarperCollins Publishers
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            On a Wing and a Prayer: The Race that Stopped the World

            On a Wing and a Prayer: The Race that Stopped the World (Trade Paperback / Paperback)

            By Websdale-Morrissey, Di

            • RRP: $32.99
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            The thrilling tale of an aviation escapade dreamed up by Melbourne's Lord Mayor in the 1930s: a London to Melbourne air race that captured the world's attention and told a remarkable Australian story.

            ISBN 9781925773989
            Published AU 3 Sep 2019
            Publisher Misc - United Book Distributor
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            No Friend but the Mountains: Writing from Manus Prison

            No Friend but the Mountains: Writing from Manus Prison (Paperback)

            By Boochani, Behrouz; Translated by Tofighian, Omid

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            Written in secrecy on a contraband mobile phone from Manus detention centre by journalist Behrouz Boochani, No Friend but the Mountains became the bestselling, award-winning book of 2018. Now available in B format paperback.

            ISBN 9781760784942
            Published AU 26 Nov 2019
            Publisher Pan Macmillan
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            Wrath
             

            Wrath (Paperback)

            By Davies, Anne

            • RRP: $27.50
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            A meaty, challenging book for teenage boys. Luca has been sent to a juvenile detention centre for the murder of his parents and no one knows why he did it.

            ISBN 9780987607737
            Published AU 5 Jul 2014
            Publisher Woodslane Pty Ltd
            Interest Age 8-12 years
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            Wonder Dogs
              

            Wonder Dogs (Paperback)

            By Holt, Ben

            • RRP: $19.99
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            Wonder Dogs contains numerous amazing tales that demonstrate the astonishing bravery of some very heroic canines - from trained guide dogs to loved pets and homeless strays.

            ISBN 9781743313855
            Published AU 1 Dec 2012
            Publisher Allen & Unwin
            Interest Age 14+ years
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            The Trauma Cleaner

            The Trauma Cleaner (Trade Paperback / Paperback)

            By Krasnostein, Sarah

            • RRP: $32.99
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            Before she was a trauma cleaner, Sandra Pankhurst was many things- husband and father, drag queen, gender reassignment patient, sex worker, small businesswoman, trophy wifea But as a little boy, raised in violence and excluded from the family home, she just wanted to belong. Now ...she believes her clients deserve no less. A woman who sleeps among garbage she has not put out for forty years. A man who bled quietly to death in his loungeroom. A woman who lives with rats, random debris and terrified delusion. The still life of a home vacated by accidental overdose. Sarah Krasnostein has watched the extraordinary Sandra Pankhurst bring order and care to these, the living and the dead - and the book she has written is equally extraordinary. Not just the compelling story of a fascinating life among lives of desperation, but an affirmation that, as isolated as we may feel, we are all in this together.
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            ISBN 9781925498523
            Published AU 2 Oct 2017
            Publisher Misc - United Book Distributor
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            The Flying Kangaroo: Great Untold Stories of Qantas...the Heroic, the Hilarious and the Sometimes Just Plain Strange

            The Flying Kangaroo: Great Untold Stories of Qantas...the Heroic, the Hilarious and the Sometimes Just Plain Strange (Paperback)

            By Eames, Jim

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            Brings to full and rich life the extraordinary characters, events and challenges that have made Qantas an Australian icon.

            ISBN 9781760632397
            Published AU 24 Jan 2018
            Publisher Allen & Unwin
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            The Watermill
             

            The Watermill (Trade Paperback / Paperback)

            By Zable, Arnold

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            • Pub Date
              3 Mar 20

            Arnold Zable applies his lyrical sensitivity and respect to this collection highlighting human compassion and resilience

            ISBN 9781922268556
            Published AU 3 Mar 2020
            Publisher Misc - United Book Distributor
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            Kathleen Folbigg: Australia's Worst Female Serial Killer

            Kathleen Folbigg: Australia's Worst Female Serial Killer (Paperback)

            By Benns, Matthew

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            Caleb, Patrick, Sarah and Laura Folbigg died one by one over a 10-year period in similar circumstances - suddenly, unexpectedly and while sleeping. Each was discovered by Kathleen, their mother, who raised the alarm to her husband, Craig, that they were not breathing. When the Fo...lbiggs' marriage fell apart six weeks after the death of their fourth child, Laura, Craig was devastated. It only got worse when he discovered Kathleen's diary in her bedside drawer. Horrified at his wife's ramblings about losing control with the children, her 'terrible thoughts' and her fears she was her 'father's daughter', he took the diary to the police. The diary was the crucial evidence Detective Bernie Ryan had been searching for to confirm his suspicions that the babies had been murdered. With his career and credibility on the line, he made the decision to charge Kathleen Folbigg with the murder of her four innocent babies. No one who knew Kathleen could believe she had murdered her own children. Yet few knew of her tragic past - the fact that her own father had stabbed her mother to death four decades earlier. In this book, Benns exposes the secret life of Australia's worst convicted female serial killer, a woman jailed for the unthinkable crime of killing her own children. It raises important issues about parents who do not feel emotionally attached to their children and about the diagnosis of Sudden Infant Death Syndrome as a cause of death.
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            ISBN 9781760896690
            Published AU 3 Dec 2019
            Publisher Penguin
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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 (Trade Paperback / Paperback)

            By Farrow, Ronan

            • RRP: $34.99
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            A new non-fiction project.

            ISBN 9780708899267
            Released AU 15 Oct 2019
            Publisher Little, Brown Book Group
            Interest Age 16+ years
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