by Northup Solomon
A film tie-in edition of this eloquent and powerful memoir, to accompany the major new film starring Brad Pitt, Michael Fassbender and Chiwetel Ejiofor.Perhaps the best written of all the slave narratives, Twelve Years a Slave is a harrowing ...
by Bob Carr
by Mark Squirrell
From car bombings, to meeting Yasser Arafat, from Afghanistan to Melbourne and the top of Everest, to Athens, to Palestine and back to Timor Leste, Mark Squirrell has experienced more than many can dream of. From Arafat to Everest (2nd ed) ...
by Krystal Barter
'I feel lucky I was born with cancer in my DNA. Crazy as it sounds, I consider myself lucky that, when I was just twenty-two years old, I discovered I had a ninety per cent chance of developing breast cancer: the same, insidious disease that had
by Jan Swafford
Jan Swafford's biographies of Charles Ives and Johannes Brahms have established him as a revered music historian, capable of bringing his subjects vibrantly to life. His magnificent new biography of Ludwig van Beethoven peels away layers of ...
by Ricky Ponting
by Matthew Mitcham
No one who has ever seen Matthew Mitcham perform one of his heartstopping dives or make Olympic history would ever guess the obstacles he had to overcome just to be a contender. 'People kept remarking on how they were surprised that a gold medal
by Tina Arena
by Amoruso Sophie
The first thing Sophia Amoruso sold online wasn't fashion - it was a stolen book. She spent her teens hitchhiking, committing petty theft, and dumpster diving. By twenty-two, she had resigned herself to employment, but was still broke, ...
by Dawn French
Dawn French is one of the greatest comedy actresses of our time, with a career that has spanned nearly three decades. Loved for her irreverant humour, Dawn has achieved massive mainstream success while continuing to push boundaries and challenge
Steven Patrick Morrissey was born in Manchester on May 22nd 1959. Singer-songwriter and co-founder of the Smiths (1982-1987), Morrissey has been a solo artist for twenty-six years, during which time he has had three number 1 albums in England in
by Nabokov Vladimir
Edmund White called Vladimir Nabokov 'the most passionate novelist of the twentieth century.' Nabokov's passion for his wife Véra spanned the last fifty-four years of his life, from the first poem he wrote for her in 1923, after only hours ...
by Robyn Davidson
With a new postscript by the author and a stunning colour picture section.'I experienced that sinking feeling you get when you know you have conned yourself into doing something difficult and there's no going back.' So begins Robyn Davidson's ...
by Roger Moore
In a career that spans over seven decades, Roger Moore has been at the very heart of the show business scene. Of course, he's an actor and has starred in films that have made him famous the world over; but he's also a tremendous prankster, joker
Carlos Slim in His Own Words
by Tanni Haas
When Carlos Slim claimed the top spot on "Forbes's" annual list of the world's richest people in 2010, it was the first time since 1994 that the spot wasn't occupied by an American and, even more impressively, the first time that a person from a
by Caesar Campbell
From the bestselling author of EnforcerWrecking 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 ...
by Joan Didion
by Paul Carter
Attempting 300 kph on an untested experimental motorcycle could be considered a perfect way to kill yourself, but Paul Carter is still, well, Paul Carter and danger at high speed is his second name.Whether discovering that being dyslexic means ...
by STEVEN M. STANLEY
by Lenny Hayes
Known by footballers and fans alike as the Gentleman of Football, Lenny Hayes' career in AFL has been a rollercoaster of successes and hardships. Since joining St Kilda as a rookie, he has soldiered through a lengthy knee reconstruction which ...