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"One of the greatest tricks that the patriarchy plays on women is to deliberately destabilize them, then use their instability as a reason to disbelieve them. Much of BRAVE reads like the diary of a woman driven half-mad by abusive men who assume no on... read more

Brave

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'Have you met Mrs Edith Coleman? If not you must - I am sure you will like her - she's just A1 and a splendid naturalist.'In 1922, a 48-year-old housewife from Blackburn delivered her first paper, on native Australian orchids, to the Field Naturalists Club of Victor... read more

The Wasp and The Orchid

Maud Berridge (1845-1907) was the wife of a Master Mariner, and she travelled with him on at least five occasions (1869, 1880, 1882, 1883, 1886), sailing to Melbourne with emigrants and cargo. The first occasion wa... read more

The Epic Voyages of Maud Berridge: The seafaring diaries of a Victorian lady

What if Dorothy Gale wasn't the only person who went to see the Wizard of Oz? MGM's landmark 1939 movie The Wizard of Oz, starring Judy Garland, did not mark the beginning of adventures in Oz. Both before and since, dozens of tales have b... read more

A Brief Guide To OZ: 75 Years Going Over The Rainbow

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Reading Level:General Adult

Pamela Paul has kept a single book by her side for twenty-eight years - carried throughout high school and college, hauled from Paris to London to Thailand, from job to job, safely packed away and then carefully removed from a... read more

My Life with Bob: Flawed Heroine Keeps Book of Books, Plot Ensues

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On Wednesdays, Robert J. Hawke - Australia's 23rd and oldest living prime minister - has welcomed Derek Rielly into his home to share fine cigars and irreverent conversation. On a sun-soaked balcony, the maverick young writer and the charismatic old master talk life, de... read more

Wednesdays with Bob

THE SUNDAY TIMES NO.2 BESTSELLER Like A Streecat Named Bob before it, Finding Gobi is a truly heart-warming story for animal lovers worldwide... In 2016, Dion Leonard, a seasoned ultramarathon runner, unexpectedly stumbled a... read more

Finding Gobi - The True Story of a Little Dog with a Lot of Stamina

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Series:Sutton Ser.

Man of the Millennium he may be but William Shakespeare is a shadowy historical figure. His writings have been analyzed exhaustively but much of his life remains a mystery. This controversial biography aims to redress the balance. To his contemp... read more

Shakespeare the Player - A Life in the Theatre

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''A biography of immense power that will restore Deakin to his proper place in the national imagination: the mystic politician who gave us Australia.'' David Marr This insightful and accessible new biography of Alfred Deakin, Australia''s second prime minister, s... read more

The Enigmatic Mr Deakin

When Josepha Dietrich was 21, her mother was diagnosed with breast cancer. Four years after her mother's death, the disease reared up in Josie's own cells, this time more aggressively. She was 35, and her high-needs baby son was not yet one. As the dau... read more

In Danger: A Memoir of Family and Hope

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Susi Prescott had it all. A large, busy family, a school teaching job she loved, a home on Sydney's leafy North Shore. But with the sudden demise of her thirty-year marriage, her world crumbles.
To everyone's surprise, especially her own, Susi makes a momento... read more

Where Hummingbirds Dance

Elena Ferrante is one of the greatest novelists of our time. Read her novels and don't worry about who she is: you will be entranced by her writing. Fragments is a riveting compilation, over the course of her writing career, of Elena Ferrante's... read more

Frantumaglia: Fragments: on Writing and Reading