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- Penguin Books Ltd 2009; Not Available
This unique book is the last work of one of Australia's most respected and influential thinkers. On learning that his illness was terminal, Donald Horne began dictating his experiences of dying, and his resulting journal is full of courage, honesty, insight and humour. Ever the intellectual, he also recorded his last thoughts on some of the big human... more...
- Penguin Books Ltd 2011; Not Available
In a world of the short and swift, of texts and Twitter, there's something of special value about a carefully composed letter. In homage to this most civilised of activities, Marieke Hardy and Michaela McGuire created the literary afternoons of Women of Letters. Some of Australia's finest dames of stage, screen and page have delivered missives... more...
- Black Dog & Leventhal Publishers 2012; US$ 17.95
"I am very madly in love with you," wrote Lyndon Johnson to his future wife, Bird Taylor. James Madison sent off this plaintive line to his wife Dolley: "Every thing around and within reminds me that you are absent." In this inspiring collection of correspondence between U.S. presidents and their wives are hundreds of unguarded moments of affection,... more...
- Penguin Books Ltd 2011; Not Available
'It is the desire really to make myself a first person. For many years I was a third person &- as children are, 'they', 'she', and as probably oppressed minorities become, 'they'. - Janet Frame, radio interview about writing her autobiography (1983) For the first time ever, this collection brings together Janet Frame's published short non-fiction... more...
- Random House 2013; US$ 33.37
Lady Diana Cooper, considered the most beautiful woman of the century, was an aristocrat, a socialite, an actress of stage and early screen. She married rising political star Duff Cooper, who then very publicly resigned over Chamberlain's appeasement policies in 1938. In Churchill's cabinet, he ran the controversial Ministry of Information. This golden... more...
- Random House Australia 2013; US$ 27.14
In this wonderful collection of letters from celebrities to their mothers, Australian sporting stars, musicians, models, cooks and famous authors reveal what they would like to say to their mothers before it?s too late, or would have said if only they?d had the chance.From Anna Meares to Mike Munro, Peter FitzSimons to Kathy Lette, Di Morrissey to... more...
- Pan Macmillan UK 2001; US$ 17.08
Effervescent, energetic and eclectic, this is one of the late twentieth century's finest minds (and bellies) on show. Even As We Speak is an illuminating and hilarious collection of essays by one of Picador's most beloved authors. He focuses on Australian poetry; on television today; on the rise and fall of various icons; on the question of the culpability... more...
- Pan Macmillan 2013; US$ 9.58
For seventy-five years, W. F. Deedes has reported on the most important events, affairs and issues that have affected Britain, Europe and the World. Words and Deedes brings together a life's work, selecting the very best of his journalism to give a unique overview of the best part of the last century. Starting as a cub reporter in 1931, Deedes' inimitable... more...
- Osprey Publishing 2013; US$ 9.95
A glimpse into life on the front line in Afghanistan told through the diaries of the British Marines During their tour of Afghanistan in 2008, a number of soldiers kept personal diaries of their experiences, and now, for the first time, Osprey Publishing has collected them together to provide a gripping first-hand account of life in the front... more...
- Penguin Books Ltd 2005; Not Available
Our very own resident Wordsworth in prose' "India Today "The habit of keeping a diary has led me into trouble more than once,' writes Ruskin Bond in the introduction to this journal of a year in his hometown of Landour, Mussoorie. Bond is an inveterate diarist, but over the years he finds that the nature of what he wants to record has changed, for... more...