Books - Non Fiction

18 Hours: The true story of an SAS war hero

18 Hours: The true story of an SAS war hero

It was the start of Operation Anaconda, the US-led military offensive to flush out al Qaeda and Taliban from their last stronghold in the Shahi Kot Valley in Afghanistan. If intelligence reports were correct, there were between 100 and 250 …

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A Baby in a Backpack to Bhutan

A Baby in a Backpack to Bhutan

This is the story of an Australian family’s extraordinary adventure in ‘the land of the Thunder Dragon’. When magazine editor-turned-author, Bunty, had the chance to join her film-maker husband, Mal, in Bhutan she thought, Why not?, and jumped at it …

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A Life of Unlearning

A Life of Unlearning

We are all living a life of unlearning: unlearning the things we have accepted without question, but which have truth in our lives. On the surface, Anthony Venn-Brown was a happily married father-of-two and a leader in the Assemblies of …

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A Pressure Cooker Saved My Life: How to have it all, do it all and keep it all together

A Pressure Cooker Saved My Life: How to have it all, do it all and keep it all together

A baby + a toddler + a full-time job = total meltdown

When Juanita Phillips stumbled across and old pressure cooker in an op shop, it changed her life. The pressure cooker helped her solve one of the biggest problems …

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A Sappers’ War

A Sappers’ War

They were the forward scouts, the mine clearers, the bridge builders and the tunnel rats. They were frequently not just one the front line, but right at the sharp end of the action. They were legendary Aussie Sappers, the army …

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A Silent Love

A Silent Love

For too long now, people who’ve suffered miscarriage, stillbirth or neonatal death have been made to feel they shouldn’t talk about it. This collection of real-life stories gives voice to that grief, and considers the medical, social and personal issues …

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A Soft Place to Land

A Soft Place to Land

Discover how to re-awaken the parts of you that have been sleeping, reclaim your passion for living, and nourish yourself in body and spirit. Find new ways to dissolve moments of sadness and despair, and simple touches that will warm …

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A Woman's War - The exceptional tale of Wilma Oram Young, AM

A Woman’s War – The exceptional tale of Wilma Oram Young, AM

As a captive of the Japanese during World War II, Wilma Oram, a young Australian nurse, experienced the very worst of human brutality: starvation, deprivation and degredation. Yet through the comradeship of her fellow prisoners, she also encountered humankind at …

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Across the Top

Across the Top

On 20 November 1991, Sorrel Wilby and her husband Chris Ciantar became the first people ever to traverse the highest, wildest and toughest mountain range known to man. Commencing their expedition in June 1990, the Australian duo trekked 6500 kilometers …

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Africa: A Timeless Soul

Africa: A Timeless Soul

Sorrel Wilby’s journey around the mountains of Africa was a journey of discovery, a quest to find the Africa behind headlines of war, disease, famine and oppression. It was a journey that led her and her husband through many hardships, …

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After Before Time

After Before Time

Stories of life from a remote Aboriginal community that sing with vivid and simple life, truth and power.

At the end of 2008, Robbi Neal and her family travelled to the other end of mainland Australia to a remote Aboriginal …

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Against All Odds - Gai Waterhouse: Woman in a Man's World

Against All Odds – Gai Waterhouse: Woman in a Man’s World

Gai Waterhouse has earned her place as one of Australia’s most conspicuous and admired women. Gai Waterhouse is not only one of the world’s most successful woman trainers, she’s one of the most successful in Australia – full stop. Her …

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All I Know

All I Know

Starting with a colourful childhood in Collingwood and Doncaster, under the shadow of her father’s mortality, and ending in sunny Bondi, supported by a tight circle of girlfriends who got her through a death even more painful, Mary Coustas takes …

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Alone Across Australia: one man's trek across a continent

Alone Across Australia: one man’s trek across a continent

In 2001, with only his dog Seraphine for company, Jon Muir set off to cross Australia on foot, from the tidal reaches of Port Augusta in South Australia to Burketown on the Gulf of Carpentaria. It was a history-making trek, …

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An Almost Perfect Murder

An Almost Perfect Murder

On a Sunday evening Ricky Conway, mother of two and estranged wife of a serving police officer, was found deceased in her Canberra suburban home. Police suspected Ricky had committed suicide, but one detective noticed something unusual that made him …

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And Then the Darkness

And Then the Darkness: The disappearance of Peter Falconio and the trials of Joanne Lees

In this gripping account of Peter Falconio’s disappearance, award-winning writer Sue Williams delves into the saga as it unfolds, charting the young couple’s early lives, an ill-fated love affair, and dark past of the gun-happy drifter snared by the investigation. …

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Apartment Living

Apartment Living: The complete guide to buying, renting, surviving and thriving in apartments

With its clear advice, hilarious true-life anecdotes and startling horror stories, Apartment Living will help make your decision to buy, rent, lease out or live in a unit both happy and profitable. This book is essential reading before you even …

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Bali Moon

Bali Moon – A Spiritual Odyssey

Bali Moon – A Spiritual Odyssey tells of a woman’s amazing experiences on the exotic island of Bali. Drawn by a strange destiny, she falls in love with a Balinese priest and mystic and is plunged into an arcane realm …

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Band-Aid for a Broken Leg

Band-Aid for a Broken Leg

Damien Brown, a young Australian doctor, thinks he is ready when he arrives for his first posting with Médecins Sans Frontiéres in Africa.  Band-aid for a Broken Leg is a powerful, sometimes heart-breaking, often funny, always honest and ultimately uplifting …

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Bear with Me

Bear With Me

This little book is the perfect antidote to silly worries and everyday stress. It carries an uplifting message that is delightful read through, or dipped into, and is accompanied by heart-warming images of teddy bears.…

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