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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Awards:Shortlisted for Waterstones Book of the Year 2016.

THE NEW YORK TIMESNUMBER ONE BESTSELLERTHESUNDAY TIMESNUMBER ONE BESTSELLERSHORTLISTED FOR THE WELLCOME BOOK PRIZE 2017 'Finishing this book and then forgetting about it is simply not an option...Unmissable' New York TimesAt the age of thirty-six, on the verge of... read more

When Breath Becomes Air
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Fleeing his shady Australian past, Aaron Smith travels to India and encounters a murder mystery, witnesses the tragic death of a friend, dodges terrorist attacks and a revolution and befriends a colourful cast of fellow characters fit for a Bollywood ... read more

Shanti Bloody Shanti: An Indian Odyssey
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The fifteenth fostering memoir by Cathy Glass.Danny was petrified and clung to me in desperation as I carried him to my car. Trapped in his own dark world, he couldn't understand why his parents no longer loved or wanted him, and were sending him away. While Danny's parents ha... read more

Saving Danny
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From the author of Sunday Times and New York Times bestseller Damaged, the gripping story of a woman caught in a horrific cycle of abuse - and the desperate lengths she must go to, to escape. When Aisha spots an ad for a 'personal introductory service for professionals' in th... read more

Run, Mummy, Run
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Lone-adventurer Tim Cope travelled the entire length of the Eurasian steppe on horseback, from the ancient capital of Mongolia to the Danube River in Hungary. This formidable 6,000-mile journey took three years to complete. It is a journey that has not been com... read more

On The Trail of Genghis Khan
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Awards:Winner National Biography Award 2019 Winner ABIA Awards - General Non-Fiction Book of the Year 2019 Winner Victoria Premier's Literary Award Prize for Literature 2019    

Where have I come from? From the land of rivers, the land of waterfalls, the land of ancient chants, the land of mountains...
In 2013, Kurdish journalist Behrouz Boochani was illegally detained on Manus Island. He has been the... read more

No Friend but the Mountains: Writing from Manus Prison
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'I just want to warn you. You're going to dive to the end of the cave. You're going to see these kids. They're all looking healthy and happy and smiley. Then, you're going to swim ... read more

Against All Odds: The Inside Account of the Thai Cave Rescue, and the Courageous Australians at the Heart of It
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Reading Level:3 Biography

Stolen from his mother and placed into institutional care when he was only a few months old, Uncle Jack was raised under the government's White Australia Policy. The loneliness and isolation he experienced during those years had a devastating impact on ... read more

Jack Charles: Born-again Blakfella
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The best-known modern Chinese fairy tale is the story of three sisters from Shanghai, who for most of the twentieth century were at the centre of power in China. It was sometimes said that 'One loved money, one loved power and one loved her country', ... read more

Big Sister, Little Sister, Red Sister
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Kel joined the Victoria Police on 10 May 1957. After serving in uniform in a number of Stations, Kel transferred to the Fingerprint Bureau in January 1960, serving for almost six years and becoming a Fingerprint Expert. In 1966 Kel became a Detective, and whilst working in th... read more

The Angry Ant
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Anyone who's ever spent their weekends, evenings and even lunchtimes at the allotment will delight in Kay Sexton's stories of life at the Voodoo Plot and the entertaining characters that keep her amused throughout the year. As th... read more

The Allotment DiariesA Year of Potting, Plotting and Feasting
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