The inspiring story of David Nyuol Vincent, a Sudanese refugee who survived famine, wars, and 15 years in camps to find a new life in Australia David Nyuol Vincent was a little boy when he fled southern Sudan with his father as war raged in their country. He left behin... read more
Stalled on the precipice of adulthood, Iris doesn't know where her life post-college will lead and, to be honest, it's not a primary concern. She's tried applying for jobs, she's dipped her toes into dating, and she's become Manhattan's resident expert at finding w... read more
In 2017 Susie Kennaway asked her son Guy to kill her.88 years old, with an older and infirm husband, Susie wanted to avoid sliding into infantilised catatonia. The son immediately started taking notes and Time to Go is the result.In turns a manual for those considering the benefits of... read more
|Reading Level:||3 Biography|
Praise for Corey White's stand-up- 'Captivating' Tom Gleeson 'It's a spiritually enriching show. Whitey has safer hands than Gilchrist circa 2003 ...
Strap in for this one, it's a harrowing little number that leaves you in a good mood, quite a feat.'... read more
This is a powerful story about family and adoption, and the tensions and joys at work between the old world of Europe and the new world of Australia.
The life of one of Australia's great raconteurs and bush musicians, told in his own words.
|Author:||Peter Blazey; Tim Herbert (Epilogue by); Michael Kirby (Foreword by)|
First published twenty years ago by Picador, Peter Blazey's audacious, irresistible autobiography Screw Loose will be available in a revised edition with a foreword by the Honourable Michael Kirby. Candid and at times provocative, these self-styled "uncalled-for memoirs" encompass fi... read more
|Author:||A. B. Facey|
|Series:||Fremantle Press Treasures Edition|
First sent to work at the age of eight, Facey lived the rough frontier life of a labourer, farmer and jackaroo, becoming lost and then being rescued by Indigenous trackers, then gaining a hard-won literacy. He survived Gallipoli, raised a family through the Depression, lost a... read more
When Jenny Lawson was little, all she ever wanted was to fit in. That dream was not to be, thanks to her eccentric taxidermist father and a truly bizarre family life. It did, however, open up an opportunity for Lawson to find the humour in the most terribly huma... read more
In 2008, almost two decades after the Cold War was officially consigned to the history books, an average American guy helped to bring down a top Russian spy based at the United Nations. He had no formal espionage training. Everything he knew about spying he'd learned... read more
Vivienne Westwood began Get A Life, her online diary, in 2010 with an impassioned post about Native American activist Leonard Peltier. Since then, she has written two or three entries each month, discussing her life in fashion and her involvement with ... read more
Spurred on by his encroaching blindness, prominent historian David Walker's Not Dark Yet is a frank, witty and innovative memoir that connects the small, seemingly inconsequential events of daily life to larger historical themes of family, war, patriotism, racial identity, religious belief, knowledge ... read more