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  • Killer Company: James Hardie Exposedby Matt Peacock

    HarperCollins Publishers 2011; US$ 18.99

    This compelling work of investigative journalism reveals how James Hardie concealed an asbestos tragedy likely to kill or maim an estimated 20,000 Australians. tHE SHOCKING StORY OF AUStRALIA'S BIGGESt CORPORAtE SCANDAL ABC journalist Matt Peacock reveals how one of Australia's most prestigious companies, James Hardie, covered up the hazards of its... more...

  • Failure is an Option: How setbacks breed successby Terry Robson

    HarperCollins Publishers 2011; US$ 18.99

    Want to be a success? Then you'll need to embrace failure first. This inspiring book by ABC Local Radio's wellbeing expert gives you all the insights and tools you'll need to pick yourself up, dust yourself off, and discover your true potential. Everybody has experienced failure at some stage - and we will no doubt experience it again, perhaps many... more...

  • Dog's Eye and Dead Horse: The Complete Guide to Australian Rhyming Slangby Graham Seal

    HarperCollins Publishers 2011; US$ 12.99

    A comprehensive collection of Australian rhyming slang, in all its fascinating (and bawdy) glory. It's much more fun to say 'What's the John Dory?' instead of 'What's the story?' and 'Give me a Captain Cook' instead of 'Give me a look', and wonderfully cheeky to remark 'Who made the apple tart?' instead of 'Who made a fart?' But there is also a darker... more...

  • Mama Jude: An Australian Nurse's Extraordinary Other Life in Africaby Michael Sexton; Judy Steel

    HarperCollins Publishers 2011; US$ 17.99

    An Australian nurse's extraordinary other life in Africa Despite plans to enjoy her retirement after working as a nurse for over three decades, Judy Steel found herself in Uganda, at the age of 58, providing medical aid to some of Africa's most disadvantaged people. Since 2000, she has returned every year for several months at a time, establishing... more...

  • The Memory Bookby Janet Wiles; Judith Wiles

    HarperCollins Publishers 2011; US$ 14.99

    You won't forget this book! THE MEMORY BOOK is packed with useful information and practical strategies to help keep your memory in tip-top shape. There's nothing more frustrating than your memory letting you down. Perhaps you forget what you meant to do the minute you get up to do it, or you bump into your neighbours at the shops and you can't remember... more...

  • Shadow of the Boydby Diana Menefy

    HarperCollins Publishers 2010; US$ 8.99

    Exciting historical adventure for younger readers. Winner of the LIANZA Esther Glen Award 2011. A powerful story from our colonial past, in which the bitter clash of two conflicting sets of cultural values is explored from the point of view of a young boy who survived the infamous massacre of the Boyd. A young Maori of high status is brutally flogged... more...

  • Capturing Asiaby Bob Wurth

    HarperCollins Publishers 2011; US$ 20.99

    The excitement, danger and drama of life as a news cameraman recording history as it happens. 'tHE MUSt-READ StORY OF tHE MAN WHO tAUGHt US ASIA' - PHILIP WILLIAMS, ABC CORRESPONDENt AN ABC CAMERAMAN'S JOURNEY tHROUGH MOMENtOUS EVENtS AND tURBULENt HIStORY 'this is what Willie taught his troop of raw novices: he kept them away from trouble, warning... more...

  • Skullduggeryby Kerry O'Keeffe

    HarperCollins Publishers 2011; US$ 14.99

    A laugh-out-loud collection of tales from the crease, the stumps and the pub, from the inimitable Skull. From the pitch to the commentary box, Kerry 'Skull' O'Keeffe has covered Australian cricket from every angle for more than thirty years. His distinctive laugh, his self-deprecating humour and his incisive opinions have made his commentary of the... more...

  • Full Contact Sudoku: How Four Rugby Mates Realised Their Dream of Playing for Australiaby Mick Colliss

    HarperCollins Publishers 2011; US$ 14.99

    In the tradition of Nigel Marsh's FAT, FORTY AND FIRED and OBSERVATIONS OF A SHORT MAN, Danny Wallace's YES MAN, Tony Hawkes' ROUND IRELAND WITH A FRIDGE, and Dave Gorman GOOGLEWHACK ADVENTURE, this book celebrates the underdog, the Aussie sense of humour, and giving your dream a go, no matter the odds stacked against you. Four blokes had a dream.... more...

  • Islands of Angry Ghosts: The Story of Batavia, Australia's Bloodiest Mutinyby Hugh Edwards

    HarperCollins Publishers 2012; US$ 7.99

    From Hugh Edwards, one of the discoverers of the wreck of the Batavia, comes Islands of Angry Ghosts, an expert and compelling look at one of the most horrific maritime incidents in Australian history. A fascinating story, in print since 1966, Islands of Angry Ghosts is a story in two parts. It traces and re-creates the final months of the Batavia... more...