|Reading Level:||very good|
|Awards:||Long-listed for Walkley Non-Fiction Book Award 2016.|
"When he died in 1992 Brett Whiteley left behind decades of ceaseless activity:some works bound to a particular place or time, others that are masterpieces of light and line. Whiteley had arrived in Europe in 1960 determined to make an impression. Before ... read more
'If David Sedaris had got married and had kids, he would have been Reservoir Dad. Fall-on-the-floor funny, sharp, witty and just a little bit sexy...' Best Australian Blog 2013 judge Kerri Sackville sums up the feelings of the legions of fans of Reservoir Dad, aka Clint Greagen, a stay-at-home dad who... read more
Tim Sharp and his magnificent creation, Laser Beak Man, are now major names in the world of international art. But the journey to this point has been an extraordinary one. When Judy Sharp took her three-year-old son Tim to a paediatric specialist, he was diagnosed with au... read more
Michael Kirby is one of Australia's most admired public figures. At a time of spin and obfuscation, he speaks out passionately and straightforwardly on the issues that are important to him. Even those who disagree with him have been moved by the courage required of him to come out as a high-profile ga... read more
|Series:||National Trust History & Heritage|
To this day, Beatrix Potter's tales delight children and grown-ups around the world. But few people realise how extraordinary her own story is. She was a woman of contradictions. A sheltered Victorian daughter who grew into an astute modern businesswoman. A talented arti... read more
The follow-up to Fiona Wright's essay collection Small Acts of Disappearance, - winner of the Nita B. Kibble Award and the Queensland Literary Award for Non-fiction shortlisted for the Stella Prize and the NSW Premier's Award for Non-fiction. Our bodies and homes are our shelter... read more
Whether writing about her foiled attempt to seduce her husband, the homesick Irishman she found on the beach or why dog-people and cat-people can never be friends, Ros Thomas does so with the kind of humour and clarity that keeps her readers coming back week after week. These stories are for anyone wh... read more
The classic and bestselling Australian novel, soon to be a major TV miniseries. SOON TO BE A MAJOR TV MINISERIES. 'marvellous' - The New York Times. The flock of nuns and the flock of sheep had been together for so long that the sheep, if they had enough brains to consider the matter a... read more
The third and final memoir from the author of bestsellers Salvation Creek and The House at Salvation Creek. In this memoir, Susan Duncan reaches an age where there's no point in sweating long-term ramifications. There aren't any. This new understanding delivers an unexpecte... read more
The scandalous Australian woman who enchanted British society Headstrong and beautiful, in 1905 Rosetta escaped her safe Melbourne life, deserting her respectable husband and five-year-old daughter to run away with Zeno the Magnificent, a half-Chinese fortune teller and seducer of souls. Th... read more
Tara Moss has worn many labels in her time, including "author," "model," "gold-digger," "commentator," "inspiration," "dumb blonde," "feminist," and "mother," among many others.
Now, in her first work of non-fiction, she blends memoir and social analysis to examine the common ... read more
With limited flying experience, no support team, and only basic instruments in his tiny single-engine flying boat, Smith risked his life to make modern aviation history. His historic flight lasted seven months, and took him from Australia all around the world. In 2016 he was named "Australian Geographic's" Adventurer of the Year.