Law, Love and Life
by Daryl Dellora
For most of his life, Michael Kirby has been a man on a tightrope. A person of strong views working in a world governed by objectivity, he has had to balance the potent, sometimes contradictory impulses of passion and duty, honesty and ...
by Anthony Hill
Young Bill is the true story of the suffering - and survival - of an underage prisoner-of-war during World War II. Bill Young, who is still alive, enlised in the army in July 1941 aged only 15, though he said he was 19. He went to Singapore, was ...
A Hidden Inheritance
by Edmund De Waal
264 wood and ivory carvings, none of them larger than a matchbox: potter Edmund de Waal was entranced when he first encountered the collection in the Tokyo apartment of his great uncle Iggie. Later, when Edmund inherited the 'netsuke', they ...
The Exclusive Biography
by Walter Isaacson
From bestselling author Walter Isaacson comes the landmark biography of Apple co-founder Steve Jobs. In Steve Jobs: The Exclusive Biography, Isaacson provides an extraordinary account of Jobs' professional and personal life. Drawn from three ...
The Brutal True Story of the Bandidos' Legendary Sergeant-at-arms
by Caesar Campbell
Wrecking Crew takes you into the heart of the Bandidos, and the outlaw biker world, through the eyes, fists and boots of Caesar Campbell, founding member of the Bandidos in Australia and the club's first sergeant at arms and legendary enforcer.
A Hidden Inheritance
by Edmund De Waal
This is the definitive illustrated edition of the international bestseller with gorgeous new photography of the celebrated netsuke collection, and sumptuous full-colour images hand-picked by Edmund de Waal from his family archive 264 Japanese ...
by Evans Kathleen & Minns Sarah
Kathleen Evans was an ordinary woman from an ordinary suburb on the NSW central coast. Although a committed Catholic, she wasn't excessively pious and had even had a decade-long disagreement with her Church after her philandering husband divorced ...
by Sally Nielsen
Sally Nielsen is a wedding planner, whose own wedding plans were turned upside down when her fiance suffered a catastrophic stroke, leaving him completely dependent on her and his family for all his needs. When others said she should put him in a ...
by David Spiteri
'This story is a true account of the birth of outlaw motorcycle clubs in Australia. There was no template for us, it just evolved. It shows our simple creed: loyalty to the club and respect for your brothers.' David Spiteri was a founding member ...
Alan Tripp's Rise from Illegal SP Bookmaker to Gambling Kingpin
by Garvey Nichola & Nichola Garvey
Alan Tripp, a man some call a genius and others call a criminal, became the world's most successful private bookmaker. He was Australia's most convicted SP bookmaker and was the prime target of gaming and vice squads around the country in the 1980s.
by Ian Parkes
At sixteen, Ian Parkes left home in Perth to start work as a jackeroo on a merino stud in the South Australian outback, and the adventure of a lifetime. It was the early 1950s, Australia was riding on the sheep's back, the pastoralist was king ...
An Autobiographical Account of Stolen Generations
by Deborah Dickman & Heather Vicenti
Too Many Tears gives a sad but clear account of the loss of identity felt by a half-caste infant removed by Native Welfare from her desert tribe to a mission farm only to have her own children removed by Child Welfare a generation later.
by Carolyn Shine
Sydney-based musician Carolyn Shine moves to Hanoi virtually on a whim, expecting to find romance and available culture. She's in for some big surprises. Funny, warm and engaging, her travel memoir introduces us to a cast of memorable Vietnamese ...
Caring for My Wife - Her Alzheimer's and Others' Stories
by Tom Valenta
Tom describes his struggle of looking after his wife, arranging professional and voluntary in-home support and continuing to work. Ultimately he is forced to seek permanent residential care for Marie. There are thirteen cameos of other carers and ...
A personal journey through heart surgery
by John Ehm
Written from the heart about the heart, in an easy and straightforward style, this important book illustrates how heart surgery can change lives. John Ehm’s account is a warm recognition of the importance of family and friends, particularly the ...
One Woman's War, Life, Loves Remembered
by Sabina Wolanski & Diana Bagnall
Sabina Wolanski was just 12 years old when her home town in Poland was invaded by Nazis. In her diary, along with innocent adolescent longings, she recorded what happened next: the humiliations and terrors, the murder of her beloved family and ...
An Australian Story
by John Fingleton & John Fingleton
My father was no ordinary man and his was no ordinary life ... <br> <br>Seeing Geoffrey Rush play his father Harold in Swimming Upstream, written and co-produced by his brother Tony, was the catalyst for John Fingleton to uncover the story no one ...
The True Story of One Man's Journey
by Crespigny Robin De & Robin de Crespigny
After his father, brother and he were incarcerated and tortured in Saddam's Abu Ghraib, Ali al Jenabi escaped from Iraq first to work with the anti-Saddam resistance in Iran and then to help his family out of the country all together.
The Untold Story of the Richest Person in Australian History
by Adele Ferguson
Gina Rinehart is not just the richest person in Australia - and potentially soon to be the richest person in the world - she is the daughter of Lang Hancock, legendary arch-conservative, secessionist, mining millionaire and discoverer of the ...
Stories of Courage, Determination and Love
by Graham Bauer
I am amazed that people remember the smallest details of the stories that have most touched them and which, in a surprising number of cases, have altered their own attitudes and choices in life. Caroline Jones Australian Story is without doubt ...