by Ian Parkes
'People who truly live in the outback listen to it. What they hear, I do not know ...What the country says is beyond words.' In the early 1950s, Australia was riding on the sheep's back and no-one doubted the wisdom of making a life in the wool ...
A Memoir of Love, Fear and Art
by Bev Aisbett
Bestselling author Bev Aisbett's no-nonsense text, combined with her insightful cartoon images, have reassured countless people seeking help for anxiety. Now, she reveals the deep spirit that lies behind these deceptively simple books.
One Woman's War, Life, Loves Remembered
by Sabina Wolanski
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 ...
A Memoir of Marriage and Other Affairs
by Wendy Plump
There are so many ways to find out. From a mobile phone. From a bank account. From some weird supermarket encounter. One morning in early January 2005, Wendy Plump's neighbour came over to tell her that her husband was having an affair.
An ABC Journalist's Journey From Death By Cardiac Arrest to Complete Recovery
by Jeff Waters
One ordinary weekday evening, Jeff Waters had just gone to bed in his Melbourne home when pain began in his left arm and chest. He mentioned it casually to his wife, a GP, but dismissed her evident alarm - after all, he ate healthily, he swam ...
and Other Inspiring Stories of Pioneering Brain Transformation
by Barbara Arrowsmith-Young
Barbara Arrowsmith-Young was born with severe learning disabilities that caused teachers to label her slow, stubborn-or worse. As a child, she read and wrote everything backward, struggled to process concepts in language, continually got lost, ...
The Bombing of Darwin, February 1942
by Peter Grose
The bombing of Darwin on 19 February 1942 is the battle Australia tries to forget. Although there was much to be proud of that day - courage, mateship, determination and improvisation - the dark side of the story lingers: looting, desertion and a ...
Occasional Observations on Public and Private Life
by Lindsay Tanner
'We cannot blame particular individuals for modern Labor's malaise, because it is part of a systemic global phenomenon. We are all under the sway of politics without purpose. And politics without purpose is pointless.' Nothing could better sum up ...
by Marie-Morgane Le Moel
"I ordered a kir. I had promised myself not to drink anything that night, in order to keep my mind clear and be able to sound intelligent in proper English, but my resolution had failed immediately. He was obviously as irritating as he had seemed ...
by Arthur Joscelyne
In 1909 when Arthur Joscelyne was six his father emptied the family savings from the jug on the mantelpiece to buy 200 yards of beach on the north shore of the River Thames. Arthur helped run Joscelynes Beach for 20 years. His boyhood ...eBook
by Larry Smith & Rachel Fershleiser
<p>Love wounds the heart and soul . . . </p><p>From the editors of the <em>New York Times</em> bestseller <em>Not Quite What I Was Planning</em> comes another collection of terse true tales—this time simple sagas exploring the complexities of the ...eBook
by Hoorelbeke, Jerry Van
True story in novel form of a mobster friend of Jimmy Hoffa, and his association with mobsters and murderers in Las Vegas and Los Angeles, as told to former federal agent and author, Rodney Stich.eBook
Depicts the life of a boy and his family surviving the hungry thirties and World War Two.eBook