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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Picture of Dickens and Massachusetts: The Lasting Legacy of the Commonwealth Visits.

Dickens and Massachusetts: The Lasting Legacy of the Commonwealth Visits.

Archibald, Diana C. and Brattin Joel J. (eds.).

Although Charles Dickens saw a lot he disliked in America, he enjoyed both his visits (25 ...

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Updike.

Begley, Adam.

Jphn Updike was the author of numerous works, including the Rabbit tetralogy and the Witch...

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Picture of The Destroyers.

The Destroyers.

Bollen, Christopher.

As boys, the pair played a game called Destroyers - a game, he now realizes, they may neve...

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Picture of Le Corbusier, Homme De Lettres.

Le Corbusier, Homme De Lettres.

Boyer, M.Christine.

On his French Identity Card, Le Corbusier listed his profession as ‘Homme de Lettres.’ He ...

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Picture of Brunel: The Man Who Built the World.

Brunel: The Man Who Built the World.

Brindle, Steven.

Isambard Kingdom Brunel is the most famous engineer in history, the Victorian Age's answer...

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Picture of The Vogue Factor.

The Vogue Factor.

Clements, Kirstie.

Clements was editor of Vogue Australia for thirteen years before being unceremoniously dum...

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Picture of Bringing in the Sheaves: Wheat and Chaff from My Years as a Priest.

Bringing in the Sheaves: Wheat and Chaff from My Years as a Priest.

Coles, Richard.

A look inside the life and thoughts of a gay Anglo-Catholic priest come radio presenter wh...

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Picture of Madame de Pompadour: Sex, Culture and Power.

Madame de Pompadour: Sex, Culture and Power.

Crosland, Margaret.

She was an attractive royal mistress, intelligent and imaginative. She did not enjoy sex, ...

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Picture of Wellington's Dearest Georgy: The Life and Loves of Lady Georgiana Lennox.

Wellington's Dearest Georgy: The Life and Loves of Lady Georgiana Lennox.

Crossland, Alice Marie.

Her friendship with the Duke of Wellington lasted from her teens for forty-six years. Thei...

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Picture of The Trip: Andy Warhol's Plastic Fantastic Cross-Country Adventure.

The Trip: Andy Warhol's Plastic Fantastic Cross-Country Adventure.

Davis, Deborah.

This little-known road trip took place in 1963. Warhol and a group of friends drove from N...

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Picture of Being Berlusconi: The Rise and Fall from Cosa Nostra to Bunga Bunga.

Being Berlusconi: The Rise and Fall from Cosa Nostra to Bunga Bunga.

Day, Michael.

The first account to fully document the rise and fall of Italy’s former prime minister. Si...

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Picture of Memoirs of Joseph Grimaldi.

Memoirs of Joseph Grimaldi.

Dickens, Charles.

Grimaldi was one of the greatest clown and pantomime artists of his day, yet he died a poo...

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Picture of The Real Peter Pan: The Tragic Life of Michael Llewelyn Davies.

The Real Peter Pan: The Tragic Life of Michael Llewelyn Davies.

Dudgeon, Piers.

Michael was the fourth son of Sylvia and Arthur Llewelyn Davies, and it was he who was the...

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Picture of From the Frontline: The Extraordinary Life of Sir Basil Clarke.

From the Frontline: The Extraordinary Life of Sir Basil Clarke.

Evans, Richard.

A biography of the Daily Mail First World War reporter who went on to become the father of...

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Picture of Pythagoras: His Lives and the Legacy of a Rational Universe.

Pythagoras: His Lives and the Legacy of a Rational Universe.

Ferguson, Kitty.

Einstein said that the most incredible thing about our universe is that it is comprehensib...

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Picture of Captivity, Slavery and Survival as a Far East POW: The Conjuror on the Kwai.

Captivity, Slavery and Survival as a Far East POW: The Conjuror on the Kwai.

Fyans, Peter.

Fergus Anckorn was conscripted in 1939 and his regiment was posted to Singapore at the 11t...

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Picture of Mr. and Mrs. Disraeli: A Strange Romance.

Mr. and Mrs. Disraeli: A Strange Romance.

Hay, Daisy.

They were an unlikely couple. Mary Anne was 12 years older than Benjamin. Daughter of a sa...

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Picture of Reading Claudius: A Memoir in Two Parts.

Reading Claudius: A Memoir in Two Parts.

Heller, Caroline.

She has written a dual memoir of her parents’ lives and her own. Her parents met in a circ...

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Picture of The Mistress of Paris: The 19th-Century Courtesan Who Built an Empire on a Secret.

The Mistress of Paris: The 19th-Century Courtesan Who Built an Empire on a Secret.

Hewitt, Catherine.

This offers an intriguing insight into the precarious glamour of life as a 19th-century co...

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Picture of Gough Whitlam: His Time: The Biography Volume II.

Gough Whitlam: His Time: The Biography Volume II.

Hocking, Jenny.

Following Whitlam’s death, Hocking updated this volume, using previously unearthed archiva...

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Picture of Elvis: My Best Man:Radio Days, Rock 'N' Roll Nights and My Lifelong Friendship with Elvis Presley.

Elvis: My Best Man:Radio Days, Rock 'N' Roll Nights and My Lifelong Friendship with Elvis Presley.

Klein, George and Crisafulli, Chuck.

The inside story of the real Elvis has been written by his lifelong friend George Klein. S...

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Picture of Under Magnolia: A Southern Memoir.

Under Magnolia: A Southern Memoir.

Mayes, Frances.

Best known for her Tuscan trilogy Mayes offers a charming and thoughtful meditation of her...

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Picture of Your Most Obedient Servant: B.A. Santamaria Selected Letters - 1938-1996.

Your Most Obedient Servant: B.A. Santamaria Selected Letters - 1938-1996.

Morgan, Patrick.

Spanning sixty years, these letters show facets of his personality and activities that hav...

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