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 Biography

Hahndorf artist Nora Heysen was the first woman to win the Archibald Prize, and Australia's first female painter to be appointed as an official war artist. A portraitist and a flower painter, Nora Heysen's life was defined by an all-consuming drive to draw and paint. In 19... read more

Nora Heysen A Portrait
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Scotty Bowers, a dashing young ex-Marine exuding sex appeal, arrived in Hollywood in 1946 and quickly caught the attention of many of the town's stars. Working out of a gas station on Hollywood Boulevard, Bowers soon be... read more

Full Service: My Adventures in Hollywood and the Secret Sex Lives of the Stars
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 Non-Fiction

In love we find out who we want to be.In war we find out who we are.
FRANCE, 1939
In the quiet village of Carriveau, Vianne Mauriac says goodbye to her husband, Antoine, as he heads for the Front. She doesn't believe that the Nazis will invade France...but invade they d... read more

The Nightingale
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The shocking truth about Australia's financial institutions, as told by the journalist who did most to bring about Australia's banking royal commission. Against all the odds Australia ended up with a banking royal commis... read more

Banking Bad: Whistleblowers. Corporate cover-ups. One journalist's fight for the truth.
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Late one evening, investigative journalist Bastian Obermayer receives an anonymous message offering him access to secret data. Through encrypted channels, he then receives documents showing a mysterious bank tran... read more

The Panama Papers: Breaking the Story of How the Rich and Powerful Hide Their Money
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 Biography

This long-awaited biography, twenty years after the last major account, uncovers Dickens the man through the profession in which he excelled. Drawing on a lifetime's study of this prodigiously brilliant figure, Michael Slater explores the personal and emotional life, the high-prof... read more

Charles Dickens
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 Auto-Biography

Esteemed biographer and legendary literary editor Claire Tomalin's stunning memoir of a life in literature
 
" An] intelligent and humane book...There is genuine appeal in watching this indomitable woman continue to chase the next draft of herself." --Dwight Ga... read more

A Life of My Own
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 Biography

Far from worrying about the onset of war, in the spring of 1938 the burning question on the French Riviera was whether one should curtsey to the Duchess of Windsor. Few of those who had settled there thought much about what was going on in the rest of Europe. It was a golden, gl... read more

Chanel's Riviera
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 Biography

Reading Level:3 Biography

Dave Glasheen’s life began spiralling out of control after he lost his family’s vast fortune in the stock market crash of 1987. After a series of catastrophes, he needed to take drastic measures to restore himself. Opting out of the rat race, he cast himself ... read more

The Millionaire Castaway
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When I hear parents say 'I want my children to enjoy their childhood; there'll be time when they're older to learn about those things', I hear the voices of those who are scared of the vastness of the universe. These adults have a view of childhood as some kind of discrete... read more

The Art of Growing Up
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 Biography

Over the past eight years, journalist Lisa Taddeo has driven across the country six times to embed herself with ordinary women from different regions and backgrounds. The result, Three Women, is the deepest nonfiction portrait of desire ever written and one of the most anticipated bo... read more

Three Women
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 Auto-Biography

Awards:Longlisted Miles Franklin 2019

A young man named Levi McAllister decides to build a coffin for his 23-year-old sister, Charlotte"who promptly runs for her life. A water rat swims upriver in quest of the cloud god. A fisherman named Karl hunts for tuna in partnership with a seal. And a father takes form from fire. A ta... read more

Flames
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