• Becoming
    Becoming
    In a life filled with meaning and accomplishment, Michelle Obama has emerged as one of the most iconic and compelling women of our era. As First Lady of the United States of America-the first African-American to serve in that role-she helped create the most welcoming and inclusive White House in history, while also establishing herself as a powerful advocate for women and girls in the U.S. and around the world, dramatically changing the ways that families pursue healthier and more active lives, and standing with her husband as he led America through some of its most harrowing moments. Along the way, she showed us a few dance moves, crushed Carpool Karaoke, and raised two down-to-earth daughters under an unforgiving media glare.

    In her memoir, a work of deep reflection and mesmerizing storytelling, Michelle Obama invites readers into her world, chronicling the experiences that have shaped her-from her childhood on the South Side of Chicago to her years as an executive balancing the demands of motherhood and work, to her time spent at the world's most famous address. With unerring honesty and lively wit, she describes her triumphs and her disappointments, both public and private, telling her full story as she has lived it-in her own words and on her own terms. Warm, wise, and revelatory, Becoming is the deeply personal reckoning of a woman of soul and substance who has steadily defied expectations-and whose story inspires us to do the same.

    ISBN: 9780241334140
    Publication date: 13/11/2018
    Price: $55.00
    Author: Obama, Michelle
    Format: Hard Back
    Price: $55.00
  • Becoming Beauvoir A Life
    Becoming Beauvoir A Life
    A symbol of liberated womanhood, Simone de Beauvoir's unconventional relationships inspired and scandalised her generation. A philosopher, writer, and feminist icon, she won prestigious literary prizes and transformed the way we think about gender with The Second Sex. But despite her successes, she wondered if she had sold herself short.

    Her liaison with Jean-Paul Sartre has been billed as one of the most legendary love affairs of the twentieth century. But for Beauvoir it came at a cost: for decades she was dismissed as an unoriginal thinker who 'applied' Sartre's ideas. In recent years new material has come to light revealing the ingenuity of Beauvoir's own philosophy and the importance of other lovers in her life.

    This ground-breaking biography draws on never-before-published diaries and letters to tell the fascinating story of how Simone de Beauvoir became herself.

    ISBN: 9781350168435
    Publication date: 20/08/2020
    Price: $29.99
    Author: Kirkpatrick, Kate
    Format: Paperback
    Price: $29.99
  • Becoming Dr Seuss Theodor Geisel and the Making of an American Imagination
    Becoming Dr Seuss Theodor Geisel and the Making of an American Imagination
    The definitive, fascinating, all-reaching biography of Dr. Seuss.

    Dr. Seuss is a classic American icon. Whimsical and wonderful, his work has defined our childhoods and the childhoods of our own children. The silly, simple rhymes are a bottomless well of magic, his illustrations timeless favorites because, quite simply, he makes us laugh. The Grinch, the Cat in the Hat, Horton, and so many more, are his troupe of beloved, and uniquely Seussian, creations.

    Theodor Geisel, however, had a second, more radical side. It is there that the allure and fasciation of his Dr. Seuss alter ego begins. He had a successful career as an advertising man and then as a political cartoonist, his personal convictions appearing, not always subtly, throughout his books-remember the environmentalist of The Lorax? Geisel was a complicated man on an important mission. He introduced generations to the wonders of reading while teaching young people about empathy and how to treat others well.

    Agonizing over word choices and rhymes, touching up drawings sometimes for years, he upheld a rigorous standard of perfection for his work. Geisel took his responsibility as a writer for children seriously, talking down to no reader, no matter how small. And with classics like Green Eggs and Ham, and One Fish, Two Fish, Red Fish, Blue Fish, Geisel delighted them while they learned. Suddenly, reading became fun.

    Coming right off the heels of George Lucas and bestselling Jim Henson, Brian Jay Jones is quickly developing a reputation as a master biographer of the creative geniuses of our time.

    ISBN: 9781524742799
    Publication date: 18/08/2020
    Price: $38.00
    Author: Jones, Brian Jay
    Format: Paperback
    Price: $38.00
  • Beethoven the Man Revealed
    Beethoven the Man Revealed
    You know the music... but do you know the man?
    Ludwig van Beethoven is one of the world's best loved and most influential composers. His life - its dramas, conflicts, loves and losses - is played out in his music.
    Now John Suchet shows us the man behind the music in this compelling biography of a musical genius. He reveals a difficult and complex character, struggling to continue his profession as musician despite increasing deafness, alienating friends with unprovoked outbursts of anger one moment, overwhelming them with excessive kindness and generosity the next, living in
    a city in almost constant disarray because of war with France.
    This is the real Beethoven, and Suchet brings him faithfully and vividly to life.

    ISBN: 9781783964963
    Publication date: 13/02/2020
    Price: $26.99
    Author: Suchet, John
    Format: Paperback
    Price: $26.99
  • Before and After
    Before and After
    From the 1920s to 1950, Georgia Tann ran a corrupt baby business at the Tennessee Children's Home Society in Memphis. She offered up more than 5,000 orphans tailored to the wish lists of eager parents - hiding the fact that many weren't orphans at all, but stolen sons and daughters of poor families, desperate single mothers, and women told in maternity wards that their babies had died.



    The publication of Lisa Wingate's novel BEFORE WE WERE YOURS brought new awareness of Tann's child trafficking. Adoptees who knew little about their pasts gained insight into the startling facts behind their family histories. Encouraged by their contact with Wingate and award-winning journalist Judy Christie, who document the stories of fifteen adoptees in this book, many survivors set out to trace their roots and find their birth families.



    BEFORE AND AFTER includes moving and shocking accounts of the ways in which adoptees were separated from their first families. Often raised as only children, many have joyfully reunited with siblings in the final decades of their lives. In BEFORE AND AFTER, Wingate and Christie tell of first meetings that are all the sweeter and more intense for time missed, and of families from very different social backgrounds reaching out to embrace brothers, sisters, and cousins.

    ISBN: 9781529406344
    Publication date: 22/10/2019
    Price: $34.99
    Author: Wingate, Lisa
    Format: Trade Paperback
    Price: $34.99
  • Believer Encounters with Love, Death & Faith
    Believer Encounters with Love, Death & Faith
    This book is about ghosts and gods and flying saucers; certainty in the absence of knowledge; how the stories we tell ourselves to deal with the distance between the world as it is and as we'd like it to be can stunt us or save us.

    From award-winning author Sarah Krasnostein comes an exploration of the power of belief.

    What do we believe?
    Who do we believe?
    Why do we believe?

    Sarah Krasnostein spent the last four years in Australia and the US talking to some extraordinary people-people holding fast to belief, even as it rubs against the grain of more accepted realities. Some of them believe in things most people don't. Ghosts. UFOs. Heaven and the Devil. The literal creation of the universe in six days. Some of them believe in things most people would like to. Dying with autonomy. Spending half your life in prison for protecting your child and yet still believing in a just God.

    In this intensely personal and gorgeously written new book Krasnostein, the bestselling, multi-award-winning author of The Trauma Cleaner, talks with her trademark compassion and empathy to these believers-and finds out what happens when their beliefs crash into her own.

    ISBN: 9781922330208
    Publication date: 02/03/2021
    Price: $40.00
    Author: Krasnostein, Sarah
    Format: Trade Paperback
    Price: $40.00
  • Between Two Kingdoms What almost dying taught me about living
    Between Two Kingdoms What almost dying taught me about living
    We all face moments that bring us to our knees: heartbreak, trauma, illness. When things don't go to plan this is the book to reach for - an inspirational memoir about what the struggle to survive teaches us about how to live.

    At just twenty-two, on the cusp of adult life, Suleika Jaouad was diagnosed with leukemia and given a 35 per cent chance of survival. For the next five years, her world comprised four white walls, a hospital bed, fluorescent lights, tubes and wires. She became patient 5624. At twenty-seven, and celebrating her first year of remission, Suleika realized that, having survived, she now had no idea how to live. And so she set out to meet some of the many strangers who had written to her about their experiences of life, death, healing and recovery in response to her Emmy-Award winning New York Times column, 'Life Interrupted'. Between Two Kingdoms is the result. Drawing on Suleika's TED Talk, now with 2.9 million views, it illuminates universal questions about how we live, mourn, heal and grow up, and what it means to begin again.

    ISBN: 9781787630512
    Publication date: 10/02/2021
    Price: $35.00
    Author: Jaouad, Suleika
    Format: Trade Paperback
    Price: $35.00
  • Big Sister Little Sister Red Sister
    Big Sister Little Sister Red Sister
    Meet the three women who helped shape the course of modern Chinese history. This major new biography from the internationally bestselling author of Wild Swans is a gripping story of sisterhood, revolution, betrayal.

    They were the most famous sisters in China. As the country battled seismic transformations these three women left an indelible mark on history.

    Red Sister rose to be Mao's vice-chair.
    Little Sister became first lady of pre-Communist Nationalist China.
    Big Sister made herself one of country's richest women.

    Big Sister, Little Sister, Red Sister takes us on a sweeping journey from exiles' quarters in Japan and Berlin to secret meeting rooms in Moscow, and from the compounds of the Communist elite in Beijing to the corridors of power in democratic Taiwan. By turns intimate and epic, Jung Chang reveals the lives of three extraordinary women who helped shape twentieth-century China.

    ISBN: 9781784703967
    Publication date: 17/11/2020
    Price: $24.00
    Author: Chang, Jung
    Format: Paperback
    Price: $24.00
  • Big Sister Little Sister Red Sister Three Women at the Heart of Twentieth-Century China
    Big Sister Little Sister Red Sister Three Women at the Heart of Twentieth-Century China
    The best-known modern Chinese fairy tale is the story of three sisters from Shanghai, who for most of the twentieth century were at the centre of power in China. It was sometimes said that 'One loved money, one loved power and one loved her country', but there was far more to the Soong sisters than these caricatures. As China battled through a hundred years of wars, revolutions and seismic transformations, each sister played an important, sometimes critical role, and left an indelible mark on history.

    Red Sister, Ching-ling, married Sun Yat-sen, founding father of the Chinese republic, and later became Mao's vice-chair. Little Sister, May-ling, was Madame Chiang Kai-shek, first lady of the pre-Communist Nationalist China and a major political figure in her own right. Big Sister, Ei-ling, was Chiang's unofficial main adviser. She made herself one of China's richest women - and her husband Chiang's prime minister. All three sisters enjoyed tremendous privilege and glory, but also endured constant attacks and mortal danger. They showed great courage and experienced passionate love, as well as despair and heartbreak. The relationship between them was highly charged emotionally, especially once they had embraced opposing political camps and Ching-ling dedicated herself to destroying her two sisters' world.

    Big Sister, Little Sister, Red Sister is a gripping story of love, war, exile, intrigue, glamour and betrayal, which takes us on a monumental journey, from Canton to Hawaii and New York, from exiles' quarters in Japan and Berlin to secret meeting rooms in Moscow, and from the compounds of the Communist elite in Beijing to the corridors of power in democratic Taiwan. In a group biography that is by turns intimate and epic, Jung Chang reveals the lives of three extraordinary women who helped shape the history of twentieth-century China.

    ISBN: 9781910702796
    Publication date: 15/10/2019
    Price: $38.00
    Author: Chang, Jung
    Format: Trade Paperback
    Price: $38.00
  • Bigger Picture
    Bigger Picture
    Malcolm Turnbull, Australia's 29th Prime Minister, tells the remarkable story of his life in this lively political page-turner.

    When Malcolm Turnbull took over the nation's top job there was a sense of excitement in Australia. Sky-high opinion polls followed as the political outsider with a successful business, legal and media career took charge. The infighting that dogged politics for the best part of a decade looked to be over. But a right-wing insurgency brutally cut down Turnbull's time in office after three years, leaving many Australians asking, 'Why?'

    Exceptionally candid and compelling, A Bigger Picture is the definitive narrative of Malcolm Turnbull's prime ministership. He describes how he legalised same-sex marriage, established Snowy Hydro 2.0, stood up to Donald Trump, rebooted Australia's defence industry and many more achievements - remarkable in their pace, significance and that they were delivered in the teeth of so much opposition. But it's far more than just politics. Turnbull's life has been filled with colourful characters and controversies, success and failure. From his early years in Sydney, growing up with a single father, to defending 'Spycatcher' Peter Wright against the UK Government; the years representing Kerry Packer, leading the Republican Movement and making millions in business; and finally toppling Tony Abbott to become Prime Minister of Australia. For the first time he tells it all - in his own words.

    With revelatory insights on the workings of Canberra and the contentious events of Turnbull's life, A Bigger Picture explores the strengths and vulnerabilities of one of Australia's best-known and dynamic business and political leaders. Lyrically written in highly readable and entertaining prose, this is a genuine page-turner that's not just for political junkies.

    ISBN: 9781743795637
    Publication date: 20/04/2020
    Price: $60.00
    Author: Turnbull, Malcolm
    Format: Hard Back
    Price: $60.00
  • Blood on the Rosary
    Blood on the Rosary
    A heartfelt, brave and inspiring memoir about the power of speaking out.

    A brave nun. Her twin brother. The secrets and lies that would tear them apart.

    There is a special bond that twins share, an ethereal connection that can't be put into words. Margaret Harrod shared that unique bond with her twin brother Michael. As children they were inseparable and at age 22, together they gave their lives to the Catholic Church. Margaret became a nun and Michael a Salesian priest - it was the proudest day of their deeply religious parents' lives.

    Margaret cherishes those carefree childhood memories because the brother she adored is now in jail. Father Michael Aulsebrook pleaded guilty to multiple charges of molesting children, some as young as seven. And the unlikely whistleblower was his courageous twin sister.

    It cost Margaret everything, but she couldn't stay silent any longer about the damage her brother was wreaking in his community. Margaret knows of that damage firsthand, having had that trust betrayed herself.

    Blood on the Rosary is Margaret's story - how she sacrificed everything she held dear in the pursuit of the truth, and how she bravely fought her church and her community to bring paedophile priests to justice.

    'Margaret Harrod's compelling life experience is a truth we all need to understand.' Chrissie Foster, author of Hell on the Way to Heaven

    ISBN: 9781925533354
    Publication date: 01/03/2020
    Price: $26.99
    Author: Smethurst, Sue
    Format: Paperback
    Price: $26.99
  • Bob Hawke
    Bob Hawke
    To mark Bob Hawke's extraordinary life and legacy, this master work brings together the story of the man in full in a definitive hardback commemorative biography.

    Bob Hawke began life as a good Christian boy from a teetotal family, became a wild, drinking, womanising student, a Rhodes Scholar, a champion of workers, a folk hero recognised throughout the country, a dynamic politician who was elected four times as Australia's Prime Minister - and transformed his country. He was our longest serving Labor Prime Minister and considered by many our greatest.

    By the early 1980s Australia was on the road to becoming `the poor white trash of Asia'. Hawke as prime minister, with Paul Keating as treasurer, changed all that. Australia became a forward-looking and humane country whose voice commanded respect on the international stage.

    Hawke was an environmentalist before it was fashionable, he loathed racism, helped end apartheid in South Africa, sent ministers to end the war in Cambodia, foresaw that China would become a great world power and established the first Chinese investment in an iron ore mine in Australia.

    His journey from the manse of a small South Australian country town to the palaces of Europe, Asia and the United States is the odyssey of a leader it is hard to imagine we will ever see the like of again - a man of towering passions and commitment to causes, and an unshakeable love of humanity.

    ISBN: 9781760853259
    Publication date: 01/12/2019
    Price: $69.99
    Author: D'Alpuget, Blanche
    Format: Hard Back
    Price: $69.99
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