Books - Non Fiction
My Brother’s Keeper
Published by Allen & Unwin Available on audio by Bolinda Publishing.
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 …Read More »
My Greek Family Table
Published by Penguin
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 …Read More »
Published by ABC Books
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 …Read More »
No Time For Fear
Published by Penguin
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 …Read More »
Not Your Ordinary Housewife
Published by Allen & Unwin
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 …Read More »
One Door Too Many
Published by New Holland
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 …Read More »
Published by Random House Available on audio by Bolinda Publishing.
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 …Read More »
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. …Read More »
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 …Read More »
Overseas War Brides: Stories from the women who followed their hearts to Australia
Published by Simon & Schuster
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 …Read More »
Published by Exisle Publishing
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 …Read More »
Published by Tower Books. Also published in the US.
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. …Read More »
Published by HarperCollins
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 …Read More »
Partners & Crime: The true stories of eight women and their lives with notorious men
Published by Allen & Unwin
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 …Read More »
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 …Read More »
Petria Thomas: Swimming Against the Tide
Published by ABC Books Available on audio by Bolinda Publishing.
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, …Read More »