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Left of Tomorrow

by Wendy J Lyons

It comes as a great shock, when suddenly from one minute to the next, we are who we are, and then we are not...'What? You had a stroke? Well, it could not have been very serious,' an acquaintance declares, 'You...


MT Kilimanjaro & Me

by Annette Freeman

Ever wondered if you could climb a mountain? Maybe one of the Seven Summits? What if you are a middle-aged, unfit, inexperienced business woman with a sedentary job? This is the story of one such woman who decided...


Inside the Ropes

by Doug Tracy

Humour outweighs dignity in this autobiography by a leading Australian surgeon, foundation Professor of Surgery at St Vincent's Hospital, Sydney, and past President of the Royal Australasian College of Surgeons....


Journey Around My Family

by Jan Gross

The story encompasses two journeys undertaken by the author. Firstly, the narrator travels in Tasmania by car shortly after the death of her husband. Her family and friends generally disapprove of her departure...


Gems of a Generation

by Sue Trethowan-Jones

'Gems of a Generation' provides an exciting snapshot of the baby boomer era, historically important because of the introduction of the contraceptive pill. The era is illuminated through fifteen heartwarming...


Goodbye Crackernight

by Justin Sheedy

Crackernight! One night a year, the infinite normality of the suburbs is shot with utter magic. 'Goodbye, Crackernight' is the story of one boy's childhood in 1970s Australia. It is a story of fireworks, of...


The Bush Orphanage

by John Hawkins

The author of 'The Bush Orphanage' John Hawkins, himself a 'forced migrant child' from Britain tells in his book about the crimes against humanity that were committed by both British and Australian government...


Mentoring Your Memoir

by Goldie Alexander

Goldie Alexander, successful author, lecturer and teacher, shows us how to document our own life histories. This guide offers a practical and stimulating approach that will lead you through the creative process...


Not Welcome

by Sue Everett

A teenage boy, an only child, is forced to leave his German homeland and loving family. For the first time in his life he finds himself utterly alone and ill-prepared for what lies ahead. Armed only with a small...


Dog Ear Cafe

by Andrew Stojanovski

Dog Ear Cafe is a true-life adventure story about how one Aboriginal community beat the odds and defeated petrol sniffing. It tells of the Mt Theo Petrol Sniffing Program: a story of culture clash, of two lines...


The Rich Man

by Charles Stewart

How does a charming Scotsman educated at Edinburgh University go from being an officer and gentleman in his majesty's forces in Gallipoli - to masquerading as a Dutch doctor in the French Foreign Legion, consorting...


Raft

by Howard Goldenberg

Every year for over a decade Goldenberg, a white middle-aged doctor, has spent numerous periods working as a relieving doctor for Aboriginal communities in remote places. On these visits he has observed and...


Flying with Paper Wings

by Sandy Jeffs

Sandy Jeffs grows up in an Australian country town in the 1950s and 60s, domestic violence ripping her family to shreds. As a student in the 1970s she comes to terms with her sexuality as part of an alternative...


Alva's Boy

by Alan Collins

"Alan Collins' memoir successfully straddles both history and literature. It is a memoir that has wry appeal to the seasoned Jewish historical reader and the novice alike with its keen observations and its pacey...


Bruising

by Mischa Merz

Bruising is the story of Merz's long love affair with the art of boxing - from throwing and receiving her first punches - to competing in an Australian amateur title fight and beyond. Boxing opens her to new...


Katie: The Real Story

by Edward Klein

For the past twenty-five years—first as the blithe spirit of the Today show, then as the only woman ever to anchor a network news program solo—Katie Couric has been a familiar visitor in the homes of millions....


Innocence Revisited

by Cathy Kezelman

"Innocence Revisited: A Tale in Parts" is not just another memoir by another victim of child sexual abuse. It is an intensely personal story which skilfully weaves a tale back and forth through time and space,...


The Five Walking Sticks

by Henry R Lew

'The Five Walking Sticks' describes the life of Maurice Brodzky, a man who was very well known in Melbourne from 1885 to 1903. His story is most unusual and certainly more fascinating than many others that relate...


The Stories Our Parents Found Too Painful to Tell

by Rafael Rajzner & Henry R Lew

This book is a retrieved version of the first Holocaust memoir published in Australia, in 1948. It is also one of the earliest memoirs ever written. The original book was written in Yiddish. It has now been...


Our Houseless Home

by Lyle Courtney

Lyle Courtney, the youngest of eight siblings, was born into a comparatively well-off family in Maryborough, a Victorian goldfields town, during The Great Depression. His mother died three weeks after he was...