Now in his late-eighties, and listed by the National Trust as a 'Living Treasure', in Before I Forget Geoffrey Blainey reflects on his humble beginnings as the son of a Methodist Minister and school teacher, one of five children, and a carefree childhood spent in rural Victoria, from... read more
A forthright, honest and rousingly brave memoir from a woman who has to live with a highly visible different appearancedue to a rare skin condition.
What she has to live with, and what she confronts on a day to day basis will have you cheering for her and her courage.
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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
Alan Rochford was living the dream when he started Stone Cottage, an idyllic French restaurant nestled in the Adelaide Hills. He had everything going for him apart from experience, money, and the first idea about what he was doing. After two years and one divorce, he bega... read more
Many people know that Frida Kahlo (1907-1954) was a Mexican artist, a feminist icon who lived in the famous Blue House and whose work includes The Two Fridas. What, perhaps, they don't know is that 55 of her 143 artworks are self-portraits; that her painting Roots holds the recor... read more
The first authorised biography of Australia's outstanding naval hero, captain of the cruiser HMAS Sydney and later Chief of Naval Staff
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
This book features the lives of five strong, creative, intelligent women who dedicated their lives to serving the genius of others. Among fascinating friends, dramatic historic events and transcendent achievements, th... read more
|Author:||Viv Croot; Gustav Klimt|
Many people know that Gustav Klimt (1862-1918) was an Austrian painter and founding member of the Vienna Secession art group, whose gold-tinged paintings of the female nude include The Kiss. What, perhaps, they don't know is that The Kiss was sold before its complet... 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
Margaret, Duchess of Argyll (1912-1993) was an international celebrity in her youth, adored and observed by millions. But in 1963, the year of the Profumo Affair, the 11th Duke of Argyll shocked the country when he alleged th... read more