Books - Non Fiction

My Greek Family Table

My Greek Family Table

Greek-Australian Maria Benardis welcomes you to her table to enjoy Greek food the way her family has always done. My Greek Family Table is a personal invitation to experience all the depth and flavour of Greek food and the wonderful …

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My War

My War

This is no ordinary war story. In 1943, twenty-year-old Brian Walpole leaves his Melbourne home for the steaming jungles of New Guinea to serve in one of Australia’s first commando units. Then in Borneo, as a member of the elite …

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No Time For Fear

No Time For Fear

Paul de Gelder chased adventure wherever he could find it, from his wild ride as a hoodlum teen and his drug-and-alcohol fuelled stint working in a strip club to hauling his way up to the elite echelons of the defence …

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Not Your Average Nurse

Not Your Average Nurse

To a young girl the life of a student nurse sounds exciting, but with long hours and short shrift it’s never easy. So when Maggie Groff defies her parents’ wishes and embarks as a student nurse at London’s King’s College …

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Not Your Ordinary Housewife

Not Your Ordinary Housewife

In this extraordinary memoir, Nikki vividly recounts her intriguing past with emotional honesty and great insight.  Leading a double life as a mother of three small children

Nikki Stern found herself in a world she never imagined.  Descending into the …

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On The Road With Kids

On The Road With Kids

John Ahern has a high-flying job, a big house, a loving wife and two great kids. But if this is success, why does he sense he is failing as a husband and father?

So John does something insane. He blows …

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One Door Too Many

One Door Too Many

This is the true story of the police shooting of David Gundy and the shooting of young police officer, Allan McQueen. The death of David Gundy triggered widespread prejudice and bitterness in the community and was analysed intensely by both …

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Outback Heart

Outback Heart

Joanne van Os was just 22 when she met Rod Ansell. At 23 Rod was already a legend, having survived alone for two months without supplies in one of the harshest parts of northern Australia. To Joanne, Rod was a …

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Outback Heroines

Outback Heroines

Horse-whipping, crocodile-hunting and single-handedly changing an 80-kilo flat tyre on a road train in 40-degree heat…there is nothing these modern-day outback women can’t do.

But when it comes to hardship and heartbreak, they’ve endured far more than their fair share. …

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Outback Spirit

Outback Spirit

In the great Outback traditions of mateship, resilience and generosity comes stories of ordinary people who, against seemingly insurmountable odds, help out those who inhabit Australia’s vast untamed frontiers. Inspiring, stirring and touching by turn, these people draw on enormous …

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Overseas War Brides

Overseas War Brides: Stories from the women who followed their hearts to Australia

Here are the stories of the girls who took on an adventure into the unknown. After whirlwind courtships, weekend weddings and long sea voyages they arrived in an unfamiliar landscape. This is an important social record capturing the essence of

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Pain-Free Living

Pain-Free Living

The Pain-Free Living Diet, which is suitable for sufferers of both osteoarthritis and rheumatoid arthritis, is based on a simple fisherman’s diet of fish, rice, bread and fresh herbs and vegetables.…

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Paper Cranes

Paper Cranes

Cheryl Koenig’s life changed forever the day her twelve-year-old son Jonathon was involved in a horrific car accident. Given little chance of survival, Jonathan was in a coma for six weeks and doctors predicted that even if he did pull …

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Parenting Girls

Parenting Girls

The most complete book on parenting girls. Doctors,teachers, researchers, a health professional and the well known author Susanna de Vries provide a wealth of information and advice on the pleasures and pitfalls of bringing up girls from babyhood to maturity. …

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Paris Dreaming

Paris Dreaming

How the City of Light gave her lessons in life: an Australian beauty journalist shares her obsession with Paris – the city that has been her guide through a lifelong journey of self-discovery.

Katrina Lawrence first fell in love with …

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Partners & Crime: The true stories of eight women and their lives with notorious men

Partners & Crime: The true stories of eight women and their lives with notorious men

What attracts some women to dangerous men?  It’s not always about the thrill of living on the edge and hooking up with bad boys – their motivations are more complex than that. Investigative journalist Rochelle Jackson asks eight women about …

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Peter Ryan: The Inside Story

Peter Ryan: The Inside Story

The compelling story of both the best-loved and most vilified Police Commissioner Australia has ever known, this book explores the controversies that dogged Peter Ryan’s reign in NSW, the political skulduggery, the media maneuvering and the strengths – and fatal …

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Petria Thomas: Swimming Against the Tide

Petria Thomas: Swimming Against the Tide

Petria Thomas captured the hearts of millions of Australians with her gold medal-winning performance at the Athens Olympic Games. Her triumphs in Athens capped an illustrious and gutsy twelve-year swimming career that generated headlines and accolades in equal measure. Here, …

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Pioneer Women, Pioneer Land

Pioneer Women, Pioneer Land: Yesterday’s Tall Poppies

This book looks closely at those women in early Australia who were the “tall poppies” of their time. Charmingly illustrated with painting that reflect their lives.…

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Roden Culter, V.C.

Roden Culter, V.C.

Roden Cutler, V.C. is the story of Sir Roden Cutler, war hero, diplomat and former Governor of New South Wales – a widely respected, and widely loved, figure whose life encompasses major moments in Australian and international history.…

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