Biography

Picture of The Best Hated Man in Australia: The Life and Death of Percy Brookfield 1875-1921.

The Best Hated Man in Australia: The Life and Death of Percy Brookfield 1875-1921.

Adams, Paul Robert.

Adams analyses the brief but turbulent career of Percy Brookfield in trade unionism and ra...

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Welcome to Your New Life.

Goldsworthy, Anna.

The author is a pianist and a perfectionist. Her first pregnancy is tempered with the thou...

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Picture of Not for Turning: The Life of Margaret Thatcher.

Not for Turning: The Life of Margaret Thatcher.

Harris, Robin.

For many years Harris was Margaret Thatcher’s speech writer, close advisor and the draftsm...

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Picture of Night Thoughts: The Surreal Life of the Poet David Gascoyne.

Night Thoughts: The Surreal Life of the Poet David Gascoyne.

Fraser, Robert.

David Gascoyne (1916-2001) began as a Surrealist poet. He wrote an account of this movemen...

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Picture of The Temporary Bride: A Memoir of Love and Food in Iran.

The Temporary Bride: A Memoir of Love and Food in Iran.

Klinec, Jennifer.

The author left her corporate job to begin a cooking school in her London flat. Her love o...

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Picture of Sergey Prokofiev Diaries: 1907-1914: Prodigious Youth.

Sergey Prokofiev Diaries: 1907-1914: Prodigious Youth.

Prokofiev, Sergey.

He was a compulsive diarist, and he wrote with a sardonic wit. These entries cover his tim...

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Picture of Napoleon and the Rebel: A Story of Brotherhood, Passion, and Power.

Napoleon and the Rebel: A Story of Brotherhood, Passion, and Power.

Simonetta, Marcello and Arikha, Noga.

Younger brother Lucien Bonaparte was a talented politician, antimonarchist, idealist and r...

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Picture of Apollo in George Street: The Life of David McKee Wright.

Apollo in George Street: The Life of David McKee Wright.

Sharkey, Michael.

David McKee Wright was the most prolific poet in Australia around the First World War, and...

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Picture of Young Mr. Roosevelt: FDR's Introduction to War, Politics, and Life.

Young Mr. Roosevelt: FDR's Introduction to War, Politics, and Life.

Weintraub, Stanley.

FDR had an unparralleled public career. At 31 he was '…an uncompromising patrician playboy...

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