Asian-Australians have often been written about by outsiders, as outsiders. In this collection, compiled by award-winning author Alice Pung, they tell their own stories with verve, courage and a large dose of humour. These are not predictable tales of food, fe... read more

Growing Up Asian in Australia
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Brisbane, 1984. It all started with a simple plan to secretly swap a mediocre horse with a faster one, and rake in the cash with a few well-placed bets. What could possibly go wrong? In The Fine Cotton Fiasco, Peter Hoysted and Pat Sheil brilliantly tell the scarcel... read more

The Fine Cotton Fiasco
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Panic, depression, sorrow, guilt, disgrace, obsession, sleeplessness, low confidence, loneliness, agoraphobia . . . The international bestseller Self-Help for Your Nerves, first published in 1962 and still... read more

The Woman Who Cracked the Anxiety Code: The Extraordinary Life of Dr Claire Weekes
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The very aptly named Mr Pong had the kind of breath that could stun at over ten feet... This wasn't just bad - there was something rotten down there. Something had crawled in and died. Gunter howled with laughter as he saw the look of ... read more

Nophoto
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The roguish Serge Bastarde teaches John the tricks of the French antique trade--a must for FrancophilesWe sat and stared balefully at the walnut buffet. A rich customer had complained it was "making strange noises in the night." It was around midnight and we strained ... read more

Son of Serge Bastarde
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Witty, pithy, and brimming with memorable characters, Anna's third book about working between two places is a delightful tribute to Mallorca's rich and varied way of life Life is never simple for PR consultant Anna Nicholas as ... read more

Goats from a Small Island: Grabbing Mallorcan Life by the Horns
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After a tragic childhood among the Great War cemeteries of Flanders Fields, a troubled young woman searches for love and meaning in war-ravaged Europe. Elaine Madden's quest takes her from occupied Belgium through the chaos... read more

I Heard My Country Calling: Elaine Madden, the Unsung Heroine of SOE
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Life in Mallorca has always been far from relaxed for Anna and her family. But with her PR agency in London being merged, she finds herself with more time to explore the culture and history of the island that she calls home (well, ... read more

A Chorus of Cockerels: Walking on the Wild Side in Mallorca
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Ina sometimes scary, frequently funny, and intriguing journey around the UK, Phoebe attempts to discover and conquer its wildest places "I had become official infatuated with what I call "extreme sleeping" a kind of addictive high-adrenaline sport... read more

Extreme Sleeps: Adventures of a Wild Camper
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Shattered Lives - Human Face of the
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At 23, Scott Harris had a dream job, great friends and a passion for the outdoors. Then one sunny day in November 2008, everything came to a crashing halt: his 450cc dirt bike slammed into his buddy's in a head-on collision that nearly k... read more

Crashing into Potential - Living with My Injured Brain
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Einstein is the great icon of our age: the kindly refugee from oppression whose wild halo of hair, twinkling eyes, engaging humanity and extraordinary brilliance made his face a symbol and his name a synonym for genius. He was a rebel and nonconformist fro... read more

Einstein: His Life and Universe
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