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In the Belly of the Elephant: A Memoir of Africa

by Susan Corbett

Everybody needs to run away from home at least once. Susan Corbett told people she was out to save the world, but really she was running--running from her home as much as to anywhere. Like many women, she was...

Editing Lives: Essays in Contemporary Textual and Biographical Studies in Honor of O M Brack, Jr.

by Jesse G. Swan, Matthew Brack & Jerry Beasley

Lives are known textually, and this collection of new essays explores, corrects, and advances contemporary knowledge of historical lives and texts, particularly of the British eighteenth century. Complementing...

The Making of a Stand-Up Guy

by Charlie Murphy

As one of the most popular performers on Comedy Central’s mega-hit The Chappelle Show, Charlie Murphy—older brother of comedy legend Eddie Murphy—shares his passion for comedy and tells his true Hollywood...

Too Good: The Scott Draper Story

by Scott Draper

'Scott is a walking testament to what the human spirit is capable of.' - Andre Agassi 'I had matchpoints on Roger Federer, the best player in the world. Of course I was nervous. But my mind was never clearer:...

Somme Mud

by E.P.F. Lynch

Written with dignity, candour and surprising wit, this soldier's story of the horror of the Western Front trenches is a testament to the power of the human spirit. It's the end of the 1916 winter and the conditions...

The Shadows Of Horses

by Michael Keenan

In The Shadows of Horses, Mike Keenan shares the inside story of what life is like on the land for today's farmers - the isolation, the agony of drought and the uncertainty about the future. Mike's first book,...

Ray: Stories Of My Life

by Ray Martin

The bestselling autobiography of one of Australia's most loved personalities is now in paperback. Ray Martin tells the story of his less than stellar introduction to the glamorous world of television. Before...

A Letter To Sophie

by Carolyn Delezio & Ron Delezio

A moving and beautiful collectionfrom Sophie Delezio's Mum and Dad's private diaries 18/12/03 Princess, your lips were red today! What beautiful lips. You are a miracle to have survived your serious injuries...

Dundurn Performing Arts Library Bundle - Musicians: Opening Windows / True Tales from the Mad, Mad, Mad World of Opera / Lois Marshall / John Arpin /

by Ezra Schabas, Lotfi Mansouri & Stuart Hamilton

Classical music in all its forms is celebrated in this collection of volumes devoted to both instrumental and choral music. The books range from biographies of musical figures to celebrations of Canadian institutions...


by Maria Tumarkin

Shortlisted for the Douglas Stewart prize for non fiction and the Community Relations Commission Award in NS W and the Age Non-Fiction Book of the Year. I left too early, before tanks rolled into Moscow in 1991,...

The Life Of Akmal

by Akmal Saleh

This book charts Akmal's early life in Egypt with his eccentric family to his first gigs at Bikie conventions (coming on stage before the strippers), his marriage, his ever increasing success both on stage and...

It's Only A Game: A Life in Sport

by John O'Neill

A behind-the-scenes look at the business and fun of sport from the man who has run the Football Federation of Australia and currently heads the Australian Rugby Union John Eales holding the Webb Ellis Cup aloft...

The Final Frontiersman

by James Campbell

The inspiration for The Last Alaskans—the eight-part documentary series on Animal Planet! Called “[one of] the greatest life-or-death-tales ever told” (Esquire), James Campbell’s inimitable insider account...

What Will Not Kill You... : A Memoir

by Annemarie Duparc


This memoir is a story as well as a study of sustained resilience. You'll not find slavery, poverty or exile in the author's background. Her distress was not collective but individual, brought on...

Backwards to Forwards: A Memoir

by Kevin Ireland

A lyrically written memoir showing the growth of a writer and his unique perceptions of the 1950s, 60s and beyond.Echoing the erratic shape of remembrance, Kevin Ireland's second volume of memoirs is 'derived...

Raining Cats and Donkeys

by Doreen Tovey

More tales of warm, hilarious adventures of English village life—a must for cat lovers Life is never a bed of roses for the Toveys and their beloved Siamese cats Solomon and Sheba. For one thing they have Annabel...

The Years Before My Death: Memories of a Comic Life

by David McPhail

How a small boy with a stammer ended up on the stage, becoming one of New Zealand's best loved comedians.In The Years Before My Death, renowned and much loved actor-director and comedy show writer David McPhail...

Expecting to Fly: A Sixties Reckoning

by Martha Tod Dudman


It starts with a blue hash pipe in a shabby field and a hot, tight dance at the Mayflower Hotel, and rapidly accelerates against the kaleidoscopic...

A Carpet of Jacaranda

by Ann Major

Of Jewish origin but thoroughly assimilated, Ann Major's enormously successful family, especially in terms of cultural and scientific achievement, lived confident in the future. Little did they realize that...

Epitaph For A Desert Anarchist: The Life And Legacy Of Edward Abbey

by James Bishop

Through Abbey's own writings and personal papers, as well as interviews with friends and acquaintances, Bishop gives us a penetrating, compelling, no-holds-barred view of tile life and accomplishments of this...