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The Diary of A Drug Fiend - 2nd Revised Edition

By: Aleister Crowley

Price: $29.95

Publisher: USA, Red Wheel: 2010

Edition: 2nd Edition

Seller ID: 003885


This is a true story. . . It is a terrible story; but it is also a story of hope and of beauty. Written by Aleister Crowley, Diary of a Drug Fiend tells the story of young Peter Pendragon and his lover Louise Laleham, and their adventures traveling through Europe in a cocaine and heroin haze. The bohemian couples binges produce visions and poetic prophecies, but when their supply inevitably runs dry they find themselves faced with the reality of their drug addiction. Thr... View more info

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The Happiest Refugee: A Memoir [used book]

By: Anh Do

Price: $9.00

Publisher: Australia, Allen & Unwin: 2010

Seller ID: 001363


The laugh-out-loud, reach-for-your-hanky story of one of Australia's best-loved comedians. Anh Do nearly didn't make it to Australia. His entire family came close to losing their lives on the sea as they escaped from war-torn Vietnam in an overcrowded boat. But nothing - not murderous pirates, nor the imminent threat of death by hunger, disease or dehydration as they drifted for days - could quench their desire to make a better life in the country they had dreamed about... View more info

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Am I Black Enough For You?

By: Anita Heiss

Price: $34.95

Publisher: Australia, Bantam: 2012

Seller ID: A1004


The story of an urban-based high achieving Aboriginal woman working to break down stereotypes and build bridges between black and white Australia. I'm Aboriginal. I'm just not the Aboriginal person a lot of people want or expect me to be. What does it mean to be Aboriginal? Why is Australia so obsessed with notions of identity? Anita Heiss, successful author and passionate campaigner for Aboriginal literacy, was born a member of the Wiradjuri nation of central N... View more info

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In Moral Danger: A True Story [used book]

By: Barbara Biggs

Price: $8.00

Publisher: Australia, Floradale: 2003

Seller ID: 002106


He was 42 and one of Australia's most successful criminal barristers. She was 14, a runaway with nowhere to go. She later learnt the barrister had paid her grandmother. She had been sold... So begins Barbara Biggs' inside account of the dark side of the permissive seventies. The episode is to haunt her for years. But it is only one part of an extraordinary family story told with black humour and unflinching honesty. At 13 she runs away from home for wayward girls. At 1... View more info

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In the Tracks of Old Bluey: Nat Buchanan

By: Bobbie Buchanan

Price: $29.95

Publisher: Australia, Boolarong Press: 2012

Seller ID: 003974


Nat Buchanan was the first European to cross the Barkly Tablelands from east to west and first to take a large herd of breeding cattle from Queensland to the Top End of the Northern Territory. Buchanan created a droving record when he supervised 20,000 head over this route. Critique: If he was an American they would build a Hall of Fame in his honour, but Australians haven't heard of him. At last, a fitting tribute to one of the truly great Australians. Ted Egan View more info

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God's Callgirl: A Memoir [used book]

By: Carla Van Raay

Price: $8.00

Publisher: Australia, Harper Collins: 2006

Seller ID: 002112


At the age of 18, Carla van Raay entered a convent to devote her life to God. By 35 she was earning her living as a prostitute. As a child, Carla van Raay experienced a trauma that changed her forever. Burdened by the weight of this terrible secret, all she wanted to do was survive. Life as a nun promised refuge from the outside world. Carla hoped to find love and understanding within the convent walls. Instead she became enmeshed in a complex system of regulations that ... View more info

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Who Says I Can't? A Memoir [used book]

By: Catherine DeVrye

Price: $8.00

Publisher: Australia, Bantam: 2005

Seller ID: 001494


A story of hope and perseverance from the Australian Woman Executive of the Year. "I came into the world, an illegitimate baby in an era of shame, conceived before the advent of the pill or abortion. Maybe it wasn't exactly what one would call a great start in the game of life, but I'm grateful that it made me a player. Since then, life has offered more success and joy than I ever dreamed about. It's there for all of us and I guess that's why I'm now happy to tell my sto... View more info

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Wild: A Journey from Lost to Found # Movie Tie-In

By: Cheryl Strayed

Price: $19.95

Publisher: UK, Atlantic PBS: 2014

Seller ID: 000625


At twenty-six, Cheryl Strayed thought she had lost everything. In the wake of her mother's rapid death from cancer, her family disbanded and her marriage crumbled. With nothing to lose, she made the most impulsive decision of her life: to walk eleven-hundred miles of the west coast of America - from the Mojave Desert, through California and Oregon, and into Washington state - and to do it alone. She had no experience of long-distance hiking and the journey was nothing mo... View more info

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The Lost Boy: A Foster Child's Search for the Love of a Family [used book]

By: Dave Pelzer

Price: $7.00

Publisher: UK, Orion Books: 2001

Seller ID: 001021


As a child, Dave Pelzer was brutally beaten and starved by his mother. The world knew nothing of his living nightmare and he had nothing and no one to turn to. But his dreams kept him alive, dreams of someone taking care of him, loving him and calling him their son. Finally, his horrific plight could no longer be hidden from the outside world and Dave's life radically changed. THE LOST BOY is the harrowing, but ultimately uplifting, true story of a boy's journey through ... View more info

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Helmand to the Himalayas: One Soldier's Inspirational Journey

By: David Wiseman and Nick Harding

Price: $19.95

Publisher: UK, Osprey Publishing: 2014

Seller ID: 000240


"From the war torn valleys of Afghanistan to the frozen peaks of the Himalayas, David Wiseman's incredible story is an inspiration to us all." Andy McNab David Wiseman was the first soldier on the scene of one of the most devastating attacks on British soldiers in Afghanistan, witnessing the horrific aftermath of an attack on unsuspecting troops by a rogue element of the Afghan police, which left five men dead and nine wounded, shaking the British forces in Helmand to th... View more info

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My Mother's Spice Cupboard: A Journey from Baghdad to Bombay to Bondi

By: Elana Benjamin

Price: $24.95

Publisher: Australia, Hybrid Publishers: 2012

Seller ID: 000093


My Mother's Spice Cupboard is the true story of the author's Sephardi Jewish family's migration from Baghdad to Bombay (now Mumbai) to Sydney. Unlike most other Australian Jews, her parents were born and grew up in Bombay, and her grandparents came from Iraq, Burma and India. Her father's family immigrated to Sydney, her mother's to Los Angeles, both in the 1960s. They married in Sydney and raised their family there, alongside the father's many brothers and sisters and m... View more info

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Eat Pray Love: One Woman's Search for Everything [used book]

By: Elizabeth Gilbert

Price: $8.00

Publisher: UK, Bloomsbury: 2007

Seller ID: 001697


It's 3 a.m. and Elizabeth Gilbert is sobbing on the bathroom floor. She's in her thirties, she has a husband, a house, they're trying for a baby - and she doesn't want any of it. A bitter divorce and a turbulent love affair later, she emerges battered and bewildered and realises it is time to pursue her own journey in search of three things she has been missing: pleasure, devotion and balance. So she travels to Rome, where she learns Italian from handsome, brown-eyed ide... View more info

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The Last Showman: The life and times of an Outback tent-boxing legend Fred Brophy

By: Fred Brophy and Sue Williams

Price: $29.95

Publisher: Australia, Penguin Books: 2014

Seller ID: 003320


My life has been a mad travelling show, meeting some of the strangest and greatest people who've ever lived. I've had my fair share of trouble and I'm lucky to be here. But I've always been a showman and I've done my best to preserve a precious part of an old Australia that's fast disappearing.' Son of a sideshow operator and trapeze artist, fourth-generation showman Fred Brophy grew up on the road, travelling the length and breadth of Australia. He did time in jail as... View more info

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A Liar's Autobiography

By: Graham Chapman

Price: $24.95

Publisher: Uk, Methuen Publishing Ltd: 2014

Seller ID: 000517


Graham Chapman reveals what it was like to be part of the revolutionary and zany Monty Python teamRequired reading for Monty Python fans, this true and false memoir is Graham Chapman's own hilarious account of his life as a Python and as a homosexual. The book equals Joe Orton's famous Diaries in providing an unblushing account of a gay lifestyle linked to entertainment. Full of outrageous fictions and touching truths, in telling surreal and outrageous lies Graham Chapma... View more info

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Vietnam: A reporter's war

By: Hugh Lunn

Price: $24.95

Publisher: Australia, ABC Books: 2007

Seller ID: A1137


Saigon,1967. Fresh-faced 25-year-old Hugh Lunn arrives in Vietnam at the height of the war to cover it for Reuters and quickly meets a fascinating cast of characters: journalists, Vietnamese, military and best of all, Dinh, the Vietnamese reporter and guide who spoke his own brand of English (Dinglish) and whose wisdom and humour become inextricably bound up with the young reporter's view of the war. Before long the author experiences the full horror and tragedy of war, ... View more info