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            The Only Way Home: One Woman, Two Donkeys and an Extraordinary Outback Journey of Healing and Renewal

            The Only Way Home: One Woman, Two Donkeys and an Extraordinary Outback Journey of Healing and Renewal (Paperback)

            By Byron, Liz

            • RRP: $24.99
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            On a warm day in May 2004 Liz Byron set off from Cooktown with her two companions, donkeys Grace and Charley, on a self-imposed challenge to walk 2500 kilometres of the Bicentennial National Trail over 9 months. This epic journey was a rite of passage to mark leaving 40 years of ...marriage and embarking on life as a single woman at the age of 61. She foresaw that self-reliance, physical stamina and route-finding would be challenges but couldn't have known how the environment in Queensland was to test her to the limit. Years of drought had left much of her route a dusty wasteland, without food or water for her animals. Years of suffering from childhood abuse and a family tragedy had left her unwilling to ask for help. Walking became a meditation, an exercise in being in the moment even when that moment was 43 degrees or she hadn't eaten for 7 hours. In her moving memoir, Liz reveals how she healed herself step by step on the way to her new home in northern NSW - by learning to trust her intuition, the wisdom of her animals and the kindness of strangers.
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            ISBN 9781925868203
            Published AU 1 Mar 2020
            Publisher Woodslane Pty Ltd
            Interest Age General Audience
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            Sam Bloom: Heartache & Birdsong
             

            Sam Bloom: Heartache & Birdsong (Hardback)

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

            • RRP: $32.99
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            • Pub Date
              2 Sep 20

            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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            New Great Australian Flying Doctor Stories
             

            New Great Australian Flying Doctor Stories (Trade Paperback / Paperback)

            By Marsh, Bill

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            From the pilots, doctors and nurses who spread their 'mantle of safety' throughout the remote inland of Australia, as well as the men and women they treat on the ground, comes a brand-new collection of Flying Doctor yarns as told to master storyteller Bill 'Swampy' Marsh.

            ISBN 9780733325519
            Published AU 1 Oct 2010
            Publisher ABC Books
            Interest Age General Audience
            Series Great Australian Stories
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            Wonder Dogs
              

            Wonder Dogs (Paperback)

            By Holt, Ben

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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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            Wrath
             

            Wrath (Paperback)

            By Davies, Anne

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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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            Zealot: A book about cults

            Zealot: A book about cults (Trade Paperback / Paperback, Digital original)

            By Thornely, Jo

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            Based on the popular Australian podcast ZEALOT, this is a comprehensive look at cults around the world and why people are drawn to them.

            ISBN 9780733640506
            Published AU 26 Feb 2019
            Publisher Hachette
            Interest Age 16+ years
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            Smuggler: A True Story of Marijuana, the Hippie Mafia and One of America's Most Wanted International Drug Traffickers
             

            Smuggler: A True Story of Marijuana, the Hippie Mafia and One of America's Most Wanted International Drug Traffickers (Trade Paperback / Paperback)

            By Stratton, Richard

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            An incredible inside account of international drug trafficking from one of America's biggest marijuana smugglers.

            ISBN 9781760293468
            Published AU 22 Jun 2016
            Publisher Allen & Unwin
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            Stasiland

            Stasiland (Paperback)

            By Funder, Anna

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            Winner of the BBC Four Samuel Johnson Prize Truth can be stranger - and more heartbreaking and hilarious - than fiction. In this now classic work, Funder tells extraordinary stories from the most perfected surveillance state of all time, the former East Germany. She meets Miriam,... condemned as an enemy of the state at sixteen, and Frau Paul, for whom the Berlin Wall 'went through my heart'. She drinks with the legendary 'Mik Jegger' of the East, once declared by the authorities to 'no longer exist'. And she meets ex-Stasi - men who spied on their families and friends - still loyal to the deposed regime as they await the next revolution. Stasiland is a brilliant, timeless portrait of a Kafkaesque world as gripping as any thriller. In a world of total surveillance, its celebration of human conscience and courage is as potent as ever.
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            ISBN 9780143792529
            Published AU 27 Jun 2018
            Publisher Penguin
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            Against All Odds: The inside account of the Thai cave rescue and the courageous Australians at the heart of it

            Against All Odds: The inside account of the Thai cave rescue and the courageous Australians at the heart of it (Trade Paperback / Paperback)

            By Harris, Richard; Challen, Craig

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            'I just want to warn you. You're going to dive to the end of the cave. You're going to see these kids. They're all looking healthy and happy and smiley. Then, you're going to swim away, and they're probably all going to die.' For seventeen days, the world watched and held its bre...ath as the Wild Boar soccer team were trapped deep in a cave in Thailand. Marooned beyond flooded cave passages after unexpected rains, they were finally rescued, one-by-one, against almost impossible odds, by an international cave-diving team which included Australians Dr Richard Harris and Dr Craig Challen. These two men were chosen for their medical expertise and cave diving knowledge, but this dangerous rescue asked so much more of them. They had to remain calm under extreme pressure and intense scrutiny, adapt to constantly changing circumstances and importantly, build trust among the rescue team and with the young boys and their coach, whose lives were in their hands. Here is the story of these two Australian men who became international heroes - it is a story of determination, cunning and triumph that will long be remembered.
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            ISBN 9781760890957
            Published AU 5 Nov 2019
            Publisher Penguin
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            This Barren Rock: A True Tale of Shipwreck and Survival on the Southern Seas
              

            This Barren Rock: A True Tale of Shipwreck and Survival on the Southern Seas (Trade Paperback / Paperback)

            By Haisman, Sylvie

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            In 1875 the clipper Strathmore ploughs into the jagged rocks of the remote Crozet Islands, en route to New Zealand drowning half her passengers and crew.

            ISBN 9780733325557
            Published AU 1 Jun 2010
            Publisher ABC Books
            Interest Age General Audience
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