Books - Non Fiction

Left For Dead

Left For Dead

Samantha Barlow’s life changed the day she was brutally attacked on the way to work in Sydney’s notorious Kings Cross.

The popular confident young woman was left for dead, dragging herself to a lonely bus stop, desperate to stay alive …

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Letters Home: To Mother From Gallipoli and beyond

Letters Home: To Mother From Gallipoli and beyond

A Globite suitcase, a diary, and a bundled pile of postcards letters left abandoned in a barn. Sapper Hubert Anthony was seventeen when he enlisted in the Australian Imperial Force in October 1914. He wrote deeply affectionate letters home to …

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Lilya's Story

Lilya’s Story

Born into a poor, but educated, smolensk family just before the 1914 Russian Revolution, Lilya Makarova began the extraordinary life that would take her from a passionate engagement with the theatre, language and literature, through the Second World War – …

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Little Sister

Little Sister

Moya thinks if her parents had been more like the cool moms and pops’ on American TV, life would have been more exciting. But she was stuck in the burbs and how thrilling did that ever get?

Exotically named after …

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Little Vietnam

Little Vietnam

Acclaimed Vietnamese-Australian chef Nhut Huynh shares his passion for the food that sustained his family during times of war and separation, and that remains a defining feature of Vietnam’s wonderfully rich culture.  He introduces traditional classics alongside the eclectic street-stall …

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Love Has No Limits

Love Has No Limits

Tania Hayes was only 22 when her fiancé Warren was diagnosed with a dangerous brain tumour. Their world came crashing down into a morass of uncertainty. Together, they faced an agonising series of medical battles, mishaps and close calls. This …

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Love is in the Air: The inspiring star-studded story of dancers who defy all the odds

Love is in the Air: The inspiring star-studded story of dancers who defy all the odds

When the Merry Makers dance, it’s hard to find a dry eye in the audience. All the Merry Makers have intellectual or physical disabilities, and face huge challenges in their lives, yet to see them dance is one of the …

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Love Never Dies

Love Never Dies

This is a book about the indestructability of love. Journalist and author Karina Machado spoke to over 60 Australians who revealed their stories of sensing the spirit of a late loved one. She shares their life shattering experiences loss, and …

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Love Your Work, Reclaim Your Life

Love Your Work, Reclaim Your Life

Most of us not only have to work, we want to work. But sometimes we feel so stressed and exhausted that we’re afraid we can’t continue living at this pace. Discover how even subtle changes to your day can make …

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Margaret Holmes: The life and times of an Australian peace campaigner

Margaret Holmes: The life and times of an Australian peace campaigner

This is the inspiring untold story of an Australian peace legend. Spirited and strong-willed, Margaret Holmes was shaped by some of the Twentieth Century’s most defining moments in war and peace. This book is a celebration of what one woman …

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Mean Streets, Kind Heart: The Father Chris Riley Story

Mean Streets, Kind Heart: The Father Chris Riley Story

This is the uplifting story of a maverick priest with an extraordinary mission: helping kids in desperate trouble who have no one else to turn to.…

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Memoirs of a Fat Bastard

Memoirs of a Fat Bastard

He’s tried every diet: Atkins, South Beach, Pritikin… Problem is he still can’t get his pants on in the morning. And he got few of the genes of his famous brother, Mel. In his early forties with a job he …

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Mezza Italiana

Mezza Italiana

Zoë Boccabella couldn’t shake the unsettling sense of feeling ‘half-and-half’ – half Australian, mezza italiana – unable to fit fully into either culture, or merge the two. Years later she travels to the family’s ancestral village of Fossa in Abruzzo …

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Milperra: The Road to Justice

Milperra: The Road to Justice

On 2nd September 1984, Father’s Day, the Comancheros and the Bandidos motorcycle gangs waged war against each other at a bike swap meet in the Sydney suburb of Milperra. Seven people, including a 14-year-old girl, were killed in the car …

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Mixed Blessings

Mixed Blessings

There are around 20,000 children in foster care in Australia, but how many of us would actually open our hearts and homes to help? With husband Cedric, Deborah Lee is one of the unsung heroes of foster care, having fostered …

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Mosaic

Mosaic

Mosaic is compelling storytelling at its best: from the fascinating detail of Polish-Jewish culture and the rivalries and dramas of family life, to its moving account of lives torn apart by war and persecution, this is an extraordinary story of …

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Mother Zen

Mother Zen

In 2010 Jacinta Tynan innocently sparked a media storm when her article in the Sun Herald exposed a fault line in our perception of motherhood. Her premise — that motherhood could be easy — split the parenting community down the …

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Mothers Behaving Badly

Mothers Behaving Badly

“I wrote this book for Miranda. One minute Ms Miranda was a Gucci-shod executive, chairing meetings and firing the non-compliant, and the next, Whoosh, Miranda’s brain came out with the placenta.”

So starts Maggie Groff’s hilarious romp through the trials …

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Murder At Anna Bay

Murder At Anna Bay

When Judith Brown was brutally murdered in her home on the north coast of NSW, police were baffled. There was no witness, no motive, and no conclusive physical evidence to indicate a suspect. Detective Sergeant Peter Fox was determined to …

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My Brother's Keeper

My Brother’s Keeper

A blood smear trailing along a footpath of a suburban Sydney street went largely ignored by local residents accustomed to hoaxes and bloody turf brawls in their beachside suburb. Initially police suspected it was nothing more than animal blood. But …

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