• Bowie A-Z: The Life of an Icon: From Aladdin Sane to Ziggy Stardust
    Bowie A-Z: The Life of an Icon: From Aladdin Sane to Ziggy Stardust
    This decidedly not-for-kids illustrated A-Z, celebrates the many faces and facets of David Bowie. From Aladdin Sane to Ziggy Stardust, Bowie A-Z is densely packed with everything you need to know about the rock legend - from the greatest hits of trivia to the most obscure B-side facts.

    Bowie's extraordinary cultural significance was highlighted by the worldwide outpouring of love following his tragic passing in January 2016. A huge influential source to many in the fields of music, art and fashion, David Bowie towers as a cultural figure of the twentieth (and into the twenty-first) century. Celebrate his enormous life in this fun, pop-cultural book.

    ISBN: 9781925418217
    Publication date: 01/11/2016
    Price: $35.00
    Author: VanderPloeg, Libby
    Format: Hard Back
    Price: $35.00
  • Boy Erased  A Memoir of Identity, Faith and Family
    Boy Erased A Memoir of Identity, Faith and Family
    SOON TO BE A MAJOR MOTION PICTURE STARRING LUCAS HEDGES, RUSSELL CROWE AND NICOLE KIDMAN, AND WRITTEN AND DIRECTED BY JOEL EDGERTON`A necessary, beautiful book' Garth Greenwell, author of What Belongs to You The son of a Baptist pastor and deeply embedded in church life in small town Arkansas, as a young man Garrard Conley was terrified and conflicted about his sexuality.When Garrard was a nineteen-year-old college student, he was outed to his parents, and was forced to make a life-changing decision: either agree to attend a church-supported conversion therapy program that promised to "cure" him of homosexuality; or risk losing family, friends, and the God he had prayed to every day of his life. Through an institutionalised Twelve-Step Program heavy on Bible study, he was supposed to emerge heterosexual, ex-gay, cleansed of impure urges and stronger in his faith in God for his brush with sin. Instead, even when faced with a harrowing and brutal journey, Garrard found the strength and understanding to break out in search of his true self and forgiveness.By confronting his buried past and the burden of a life lived in shadow, Garrard traces the complex relationships among family, faith, and community. At times heartbreaking, at times triumphant, this memoir is a testament to love that survives despite all odds.

    ISBN: 9780008294915
    Publication date: 06/09/2018
    Price: $26.99
    Author: Conley, Garrard
    Format: Paperback
    Price: $26.99
  • Boy On Fire The Young Nick Cave
    Boy On Fire The Young Nick Cave
    The first volume of the long-awaited, near-mythical biography of Nick Cave, by award-winning writer, Mark Mordue.

    A deeply beautiful, profound, profane and poetic biography of the early formative years of the dark prince of Australian rock 'n' roll, Boy on Fire is Nick Cave's creation story. This is the story of the artist first as a boy, then as a young man. A deeply insightful work which charts his family, friends, influences, milieu and, most of all, his music, it reveals how Nick Cave shaped himself into the extraordinary artist he would become.

    As well as a powerfully compelling biography of a singular, uncompromising artist, Boy on Fire is also a fascinating social and cultural biography, a vivid and evocative rendering of a time and place, from the fast-running dark river and ghost gums of Wangaratta, to the nascent punk scene which hit staid 1970s Melbourne like an atom bomb, right through to the torn wallpaper, sticky carpet and the manic, wild energy of nights at the Crystal Ballroom.

    Boy on Fire is a stunning biographical achievement..

    ISBN: 9781460759646
    Publication date: 19/11/2020
    Price: $45.00
    Author: Mordue, Mark
    Format: Hard Back
    Price: $45.00
  • Boy Who Felt Too Much
    Boy Who Felt Too Much
    Kai is different. Kai, the doctors will eventually realise, is autistic. Of course, like everyone on the spectrum, Kai isn't just autistic - he's so much more than that. Kai is Kai.

    Doctors used to find one case of autism among every five thousand people. Today, according to a study by the US Department of Health and Human Services, the ratio is one in fifty-eight. Scientists speak of an epidemic. Kai may be different, but he is not alone.

    Henry, Kai's father, is one of the world's most famous neuroscientists, the man behind the billion dollar Blue Brain Project to build a supercomputer model of the human brain. Nevertheless, when his son began withdrawing, Henry was as helpless as all the other parents. He asked himself the same questions they did: What is autism? How can I help my child?

    He researched for fifteen years. His findings would upend everything we thought we knew about autism. They would offer us a whole new vantage from which to consider all disorders of the mind.

    If Henry had just been a scientist, even a great one, he would have failed. He only succeeded thanks to Kai, the boy who changed everything.

    ISBN: 9781760529437
    Publication date: 03/12/2019
    Price: $32.99
    Author: Wagner, Lorenz
    Format: Trade Paperback
    Price: $32.99
  • Boy Who Followed His Father into Auschwitz
    Boy Who Followed His Father into Auschwitz
    The boy is my greatest joy. We strengthen each other. We are one. Inseparable . . . If only we were free; but daily, hourly, death is before our eyes.

    In 1939, Gustav Kleinmann, a Jewish upholsterer in Vienna, was seized by the Nazis. Along with his teenage son, Fritz, he was sent to Buchenwald in Germany. There began an unimaginable ordeal that saw the pair beaten, starved and forced to build the very concentration camp they were held in.

    When Gustav was set to be transferred to Auschwitz, a certain death sentence, Fritz refused to leave his side. Throughout the horrors they witnessed and the suffering they endured, there was one constant that kept them alive- the love between father and son.

    Based on Gustav's secret diary and meticulous archive research, this book tells his and Fritz's story for the first time - a story of courage and survival unparalleled in the history of the Holocaust.

    ISBN: 9780241359174
    Publication date: 22/08/2019
    Price: $28.00
    Author: Dronfield, Jeremy
    Format: Paperback
    Price: $28.00
  • Brazen Rebel Ladies Who Rocked The World
    Brazen Rebel Ladies Who Rocked The World
    Immerse yourself in the captivating adventures of some of history's unsung heroines, whose stories are told through engaging voices, dazzling drawings and with startling wit.

    Discover the life of an apache warrior dubbed ostrong as a man and braver than most of themo, the only female Empress of China, three rebel sisters who toppled a fascist regime, a dancer who escaped poverty in America to become the darling of the Paris jazz scene and a resistance fighter, and a little girl who grew up to realise that being a witch is better than being a princess.

    Take in the stories of volcanologists, astronauts, animal whisperers, activists and explorers and feel ready to take on the world.

    Illustrated by award-winning Parisian artist PUnUlope Bagieu, humorous dialogue and uncommon true tales make Brazen an ideal book for anyone who loves trail blazers and courageous women, from Goodnight Stories for Rebel Girls to The Handmaid's Tale.

    ISBN: 9781785039034
    Publication date: 08/03/2018
    Price: $40.00
    Author: Bagieu, Penelope
    Format: Hard Back
    Price: $40.00
  • Breaking and Mending A Junior Doctors Stories of Compassion and Burnout
    Breaking and Mending A Junior Doctors Stories of Compassion and Burnout
    In this powerful memoir, Joanna Cannon tells her story as a junior doctor in visceral, heart-rending snapshots.

    We walk with her through the wards, facing extraordinary and daunting moments: from attending her first post-mortem, sitting with a patient through their final moments, to learning the power of a well- or badly chosen word. These moments, and the small sustaining acts of kindness and connection that punctuate hospital life, teach her that emotional care and mental health can be just as critical as restoring a heartbeat.

    In a profession where weakness remains a taboo, this moving, beautifully written book brings to life the vivid, human stories of doctors and patients - and shows us why we need to take better care of those who care for us.

    ISBN: 9781788160582
    Publication date: 02/07/2020
    Price: $24.99
    Author: Cannon, Joanna
    Format: Paperback
    Price: $24.99
  • Bruce Springsteen An Illustrated Biography
    Bruce Springsteen An Illustrated Biography
    Through story, images, and removable memorabilia, Bruce Springsteen: An Illustrated Biography chronicles the life of The Boss-one of America's favorite rock stars and one of the biggest-selling artists in history. Springsteen's monolithic music career spans a full half-century, from 1968 to present, and has included dozens of tours, awards, and 20 Grammys. Incredibly, Springsteen's stage presence, star power, and musicianship is as strong as ever-he continues to consistently sell out live musical performances. This book showcases Springsteen's life, both on and off the stage.
    Readers will find removable memorabilia (such as Springsteen's draft card that saved him from being shipped off to Vietnam, a concert poster for Dr. Zoom and the Sonic Boom, a photograph of Bruce and Clarence on stage at the Palace Theater, a concert poster for the E Street Band at the Paramount Theater, a Rolling Stone magazine cover, a promotional sticker, and more) .

    ISBN: 9780760363249
    Publication date: 29/08/2018
    Price: $45.00
    Author: Ochs, Meredith
    Format: Hard Back
    Price: $45.00
  • Call of the Weird
    Call of the Weird
    After a decade of making documentaries about offbeat characters on the fringes of US society, Louis had the urge to return to America and track down the people who most fascinated him. It would be a reunion tour, but this time without the cameras and the sense of performance being filmed inevitably brings. It would allow him to get closer to people, to discover what really motivated them, what they believed in, and what had happened to the assorted dreamers, outlaws and eccentrics since he last saw them.

    On a journey that took him to the porn sets of Los Angeles, among the UFO contactees of Arizona, and up to far Northern Idaho for a festive get-together of leading neo-Nazis, he asked what 'weird people' have to tell us about our own secret natures. Had he learned anything about himself by being among them? Do we choose our beliefs or do our beliefs choose us?

    Louis Theroux's first book is a hilarious, thought-provoking and at times surreal voyage into the heart of weirdness.

    ISBN: 9781509893287
    Publication date: 22/03/2018
    Price: $19.99
    Author: Theroux, Louis
    Format: Paperback
    Price: $19.99
  • Can You Make This Thing Go Faster
    Can You Make This Thing Go Faster
    Crikey, Clarkson's gone all rural . . .Once baptised in crude oil in Azerbaijan, these days Jeremy Clarkson can be found pootling around Diddly Squat Farm on his tractor, seeing to his crops, and trading in the red meat and road-rage for a much more mellow time of things.Or at least, he would be. But with everyone around him so hell-bent on stupidity, it's tough being the only man who can see sense.And Jeremy's new life has brought plenty of new frustrations to make the blood boil, including- The potato-like qualities of mouth-breathing farmers Why fishing is for people who hate their kids How, thanks to Isis, Slough is beginning to look tempting Why veg-heads insist saving the planet means soggy paper straws and no more children And wishing severe and painful punishment on the rambler who stole his marrowPerplexed, exasperated, and pretty cheesed off this time, you can count on Clarkson to set our world to rights with thigh-slapping wit once again. Just don't expect him to be happy about having to do it . . .

    ISBN: 9780241464489
    Publication date: 29/10/2020
    Price: $40.00
    Author: Clarkson, Jeremy
    Format: Trade Paperback
    Price: $40.00
  • Capitalist in North Korea  My Seven Years in the Hermit Kingdom
    Capitalist in North Korea My Seven Years in the Hermit Kingdom
    In 2002, the Swiss power company ABB appointed Felix Abt its country director for North Korea. The Swiss entrepreneur lived and worked in North Korea for seven years-one of the few foreign businessmen there. After the experience, Abt felt compelled to write A Capitalist in North Korea to describe the multifaceted society he encountered.

    North Korea at the time was heavily sanctioned by the UN, which made it extremely difficult to do business. Yet, he discovered that it was also a place where plastic surgery and South Korean TV dramas were wildly popular and where he rarely needed to walk more than a block to grab a quick hamburger. He was closely monitored, and once faced accusations of spying, yet he learned that young North Koreans are hopeful-signing up for business courses in anticipation of a brighter, more open, future. In A Capitalist in North Korea, Abt shares these and many other unusual facts and insights about one of the world's most secretive nations.

    ISBN: 9780804844390
    Publication date: 12/08/2014
    Price: $32.99
    Author: Abt, Felix
    Format: Hard Back
    Price: $32.99
  • Carry On Warrior
    Carry On Warrior
    On Mother's Day, 2002, Glennon Melton was unmarried, addicted to drugs, booze, food and bad love. Never comfortable with reality, her criminal record had grown steadily more muddied in her desperate quest for escapism. But by a strange twist of fate, it was on this day that she discovered she was pregnant. After twenty years of wilful self-destruction, how could Glennon rise to the challenge of looking after the helpless, innocent child growing within her, when she couldn't even look after herself?Carry On, Warrior is the remarkable and inspiring story of a mother who, for the love of her child, was determined to change her life forever. This is a true woman's book, which touches on the universal themes of friendship, marriage and family in a way that is unique and enlightening.

    ISBN: 9780718177362
    Publication date: 20/06/2013
    Price: $24.00
    Author: Doyle, Glennon
    Format: Paperback
    Price: $24.00
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