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 Biography or Memoir

A powerful and moving memoir about how the current system is letting down children and parents, and breaking dedicated teachers. Devastating, heart-breaking, enraging.

Teacher

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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 Biography or Memoir

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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 Biography or Memoir

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

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

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 Biography or Memoir

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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 Biography or Memoir

''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 minis... read more

The Enigmatic Mr Deakin

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

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 Biography or Memoir

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

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 Biography or Memoir

"There are three things that have divided this nation right down the centre. Conscription, Whitlam and Lindy Chamberlain." Filled with humour and heartbreak, this stunning new work by award-winning playwright Alana Valentine explores the public's relationship with one of 2... read more

Letters to Lindy

In the 1940s and 50s, when the newly minted Jet Propulsion Laboratory needed quick-thinking mathematicians to calculate velocities and plot trajectories, they recruited an elite group of young women who, ... read more

Rise of the Rocket Girls: The Women Who Propelled Us, from Missiles to the Moon to Mars

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 Biography or Memoir

Series:A Brief Guide to

Charles Darwin has become one of the most important men in history. The quiet, unsure polymath who avoided confrontation, ensconced in his family home at Downe House in Kent, was also a revolutionary who developed his idea of Natural Selection in isolation. ... read more

A Brief Guide to Charles Darwin