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Hard Wired
Life, Death and Triathlon
Emma Carney; Jane E Hunt
9781876498146
2021-07-01
A$11.99
Ryan Publishing

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Fresh out of school and emerging as one of Australia's future distance running stars, Emma Carney discovered the sport of triathlon. The sport was never the same again. With an unmatched record, she devastated the international circuit. Defined by a relentless pursuit of sporting excellence, Emma was known to detest losing more than she loved to win.
At home in the cutthroat world of professional sport, Emma didn't expect a welcoming party waiting for her when she reached the pinnacle of triathlon. A fiercely independent athlete, fitting in and conforming was never her style. Rules annoyed her. Authority irritated her. And that complicated things…
Emma's is a life publicly defined by winning. But like sport, nothing is predictable. Success is fickle, life is fragile.
Emma's story reveals that international sporting success is about much more than winning. Courage is a constant. Hard work and dedication are vital, as are unwavering passion, belief, and desire. But there is more. Emma's story also raises questions: who is truly there when things go wrong, when the system fails? Who cares when you find yourself dying on the roadside, saving yourself only to then lose your sister, identity, self-belief and hope in everything you once believed in...?


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Her Voice
Greek Women and Their Friends
Varvara Athanasiou-Ioannou
9781875703418
2021-11-01
A$11.99
Kerr Publishing

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This book's introduction is clear about where culturally diverse women stand in the 2020s: 'while we have made some meaningful inroads towards equality, we are nowhere near enough to where we need to be.' Such women face the glass ceiling of their gender, and a cultural ceiling as well.
 
It assembles the voices of over 40 women from many walks of life, many of them high achievers, who detail the difficulties and the triumphs they have met within their lives. Their stories, strength and resilience inspire.
 
Her Voice arose from the Food for Thought network, founded 20 years ago in Melbourne, made up of Greek Australian women originally, but quickly drawing in other migrant women and daughters of migrants through friendship, love and the recognition of how much they had in common.
 
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"...a beautiful book! it's such a triumph - the content, the design, the intent." - Maggie Hamilton, Sydney
"...A monumental book, a gift not only to Greek women but to multicultural Australia, a historical reference point for future generations ... it should be read by all men and women ... Touching, and inspiring" - Bill Papastergiadis OAM, Melbourne 
"...Narrated with an authentic voice, this book is a treasure trove of life journeys." - Zografina Kopanidis, Melbourne 
"Varvara's story and her book is beautiful and inspiring, a true display of intelligence, determination and empowerment ... These small windows into other womens choices reminds me how important relatable role models and mentors are for our girls." - Dora Kordakis, Melbourne
"I couldn't put the book down because literally and metaphorically I heard their voices. I cried. I giggled. I rejoiced. I connected with all of them. A brilliant book of historic importance." - Maria Makris, Melbourne 
"Many thanks to Varvara for introducing me to so many wonderful and inspirational women. In particular, I found the key events that shaped and assisted each woman in her journey, to be very interesting! There is certainly valuable advice for younger women who read "Her Voice: Greek Women and their friends". - Sandra Keown
"...Amazing book ... a valuable resource for anyone who seeks to understand the role of women within our community and beyond and Varvara Ioannou deserves our heartfelt gratitude ... she is a national treasure ... many of the achievements of women are glossed over, effaced or obscured. This volume allows Greek women of all ages and others connected to our community to speak for themselves. What they choose to say about themselves and their worldview is significant." - Dean Kalimniou, Melbourne
"It is a wonderful book with a lot to offer and Varvara should be very proud of having brought it all to us women from all backgrounds but especially for women of Greek origin." - Marina Marangos, Brisbane


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I Have a Magic Ball

Nisrine El-Choueifati; Amy Calautti
9781922678935
2021-08-01
A$4.99
Little Steps Publishing

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'Grab a ball that's boring, find a ball that's plain, please grab a ball so you can play this game...'
With its beautiful illustrations, descriptive language and clever use of rhyme, children will be invited to imagine, interact and engage with the magic ball as it transforms from page to page. This book encourages interaction, so grab a ball, say the magic words and pass the ball as you turn each page to watch it turn to something strange.


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In Full Uniform

Bo Starsky
9780648958673
2021-06-23
A$3.99
Improbable Press

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Four tales about falling for a man in uniform.
 
Huan is a hopeless romantic living in Seattle. Arthur's a soldier shipping out to Iraq. Something sparks when their paths cross...
 
Being a British police officer is all Eli's ever known, then he meets Gloria Hole, a drag queen who's an expert at turning heads and causing trouble...
 
There's not much night life in Ezra's quaint hometown, there is the prim bookstore owner Vincent, who Ezra's determined to woo with book titles...
 
It's 1976 and Dov indulges once a year behind a gay bar across town. Then Detective Charles Blasted Coleman catches him in the act...
 
For four men and the men in uniform with whom they fall in love, what may seem the end of everything, turns out to be only the beginning.


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Jinx

Hugh McGinlay
9780645002195
2021-11-29
A$5.99
Clan Destine Press

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One spring morning a woman is found dead in a Brunswick alley adorned with symbols of the occult.
Catherine Kint, milliner, gin enthusiast and raconteur, has no reason to be involved until her friend is under investigation.
Armed with a sharp wit, a crime scene background and a barman named Boris, Catherine walks into a world of new age prophecies, curses and money.
Honestly, it would drive a girl to drink.


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Life Interrupted

Karina Stell
9781922358332
2021-06-01
A$11.99
Little Steps Publishing

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'I've decided to write this book, as painful as it is for me, because I know there are others, like me, who have faced the unimaginable, and wondered how to begin living their lives again… When I hear of any cancer story now, I don't think of anatomy. I think about what it must have been like the day their life changed. The fear, the denial, the lack of hope that would come and go. I always want to internally say hello to them. To say via my own wounded heart to theirs, 'I know'.'
Karina Stell's moving memoir details the journey from her first to her fourth and final cancer diagnosis through to her ultimate palliation. She wrote this book for everyone who would find themselves on a similar journey, for their loved ones and for those who work in the haematology/oncology field who must never forget the importance of compassion and humanity in their care.
Karina passed away on 27th September, 2018. Her story is her legacy.


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Long Live Sandawarra

Mudrooroo
9781925706413
2021-07-01
A$9.99
ETT Imprint

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From the author of Wild Cat Falling and Balga Boy Jackson comes this novel from 1979:
 
Every revolution needs a leader and there is no question in Alan’s mind that he is that leader. For inspiration he goes to Noorak, the law holder of his people, and hears the heroic tales of Sandawara, the last of the warriors, who died defending his land and his people against the white man in the Kimberleys. So Alan names himself and becomes the new Sandawara and the rest of the unemployed teenage Aborigines of his mob take the names of Sandawara’s followers. In his crash pad, a broken-down old house, the new Sandawara plots and schemes the revolution.
 
The story of this mob of anti-heroes, of a farcical inefficient revolution, gives a vivid portrayal of the new and frightening world of rootless youth, who lack identity and purpose and shoot as easily as they love because neither act has meaning.


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Lovers and Others

Tom Lowenstein
9781925556711
2021-06-01
A$11.99
Melbourne Books

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This candidly written memoir, enlivened by the author's impish sense of humour, narrates the way in which, by chance and circumstance, Tom Lowenstein placed his career at the service of the Australian art world. The book describes Lowenstein's numerous David and Goliath battles with the Australian Government and the Australian Tax Office for a greater understanding and fairer treatment of the unique set of circumstances and numerous challenges faced by the country's creative sectors.
Lowenstein's interactions with his colourful and gregarious clients took him frequently out of the comfort of the corporate environment into the artists' homes and studios. The personalities of Charles Blackman, Colin Lanceley, Margaret Olley, John Olsen, Garry Shead, Tim Storrier, and many other luminaries of the art world are vividly brought out with unique insights and unexpected angles.
The book is richly illustrated with photographs from Lowenstein's personal archives documenting his long-standing friendships and reflecting its heady mixture of accounting, art, and wine.


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Merger
The Fitzroy Lions and the Tragedy of 1996
William Westerman
9781925556674
2021-06-01
A$11.99
Melbourne Books

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In 1996, the 113-year-old Fitzroy Football Club played its final game in the AFL. Financial pressures brought about by the steady professionalisation of the AFL respected neither the worth of the club's history nor the passion of its fans. Out of time and money, on 4 July 1996 Fitzroy was forced into a merger with the Brisbane Bears - creating the League's first, and thus far only, merged club.
MERGER tells the story of that fateful year, from boardroom drama and intrigue to the wind and mud of the Whitten Oval, capturing the profound tragedy of Fitzroy's doomed plight.
'The demise of Fitzroy is a deep wound rather than a scar. A tear in the fabric of the game that will never truly repair.' - from the Foreword by Gerard Whateley


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Miss Sue Knows What She Likes

Leonie M West; Matthew Duncan
9781922358622
2021-07-01
A$4.99
Little Steps Publishing

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Miss Sue narrates her thoughts about things she likes that make her happy. She hopes to give children thoughts too as to things that make them happy.


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Monty & Me

Louisa Bennet
9780645289978
2021-11-29
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Clan Destine Press

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A wooftastic mystery.
You might think that dogs can't understand us, but you'd be wrong.
Apart from his obsession with cheese, Monty the Golden Retriever is actually a very clever animal. So when his beloved master is murdered, Monty decides to use his formidable nose to track down the killer.
Luckily, he manages to find a new home with Rose Sidebottom, the young policewoman who's investigating the case.
Monty and Rose soon discover they make an unbeatable detecting team.


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Moody's Tale
The Story of Corporal Horrie
James Bell Moody
9781925706598
2021-07-01
A$9.99
ETT Imprint

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James Moody of the 2/1st Machine Gun Battalion found an Egyptian dog in 1940, who became Horrie, the Battalion's mascot. He wrote it first as a simple tale, augmented by his own photographs of Horrie and his mates in action in Greece, Crete and Palestine. This was sent to Ion Idriess, who developed the book with a series of questions, to finally develop the classic tale of man's best friend: Horrie the Wog Dog (ETT Imprint 2017).
Published here for the first time is Moody's original tale, and extended.response to Idriess' questions, which gives a much stronger picture of members of the Battalion itself, the Rebels, written and lived in than Australian larrikin manner. Introduced by Tom Thompson, it also includes many pictures of Horrie in action, never before published.


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Mud Map to AUKUS
The Crucible of a Pacific War
Philip Du Rhone
9781925736977
2021-11-29
A$9.99
Hybrid Publishers

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How does the 2021 Indo-Pacific security arrangement Australia has entered into with the United Kingdom and the United States fit into Australia’s historical approach to its defence and foreign affairs policies? What experiences in the past have shaped Australia’s attitude to defence? Have these policies been influenced or even dictated by the public’s opinions and beliefs or have they been formulated mainly by politicians, diplomats, specialists and commentators and imposed on the populace, albeit gently, or perhaps stealthily?
This book looks closely at the election campaigns of 1943, 1946 and 1949 when the threat of attack and even invasion had been very real and imminent and the security of the country was uppermost in many people’s minds; at how the political leaders and commentators presented their opinions and ideas on future national defence and foreign policy to a public that may or may not have been interested; and at how they argued it out amongst themselves, testing the waters, feeling their way into a new world order.
And so, how much of Australia’s defence and foreign affairs stance is based on its history, its geographical position and the political nature of its neighbours, leading to the conclusion that it will be that way “forever”, and thereby clearly definable?


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Mum On Wheels

Hazel Edwards
9780992577711
2021-09-01
A$4.99
Hazel Edwards

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In 1980, this was the first junior fiction written by Hazel Edwards who is best known now for her ‘There’s a Hippopotamus on Our Roof Eating Cake’ picture book series.
It was inspired by her cousin John who was in a wheelchair and dedicated to him.
Originally called ‘Mum on Wheels’ (Hodder and Stoughton 1980), this slightly updated version is an insight into how although words may change, the importance of problem-solving via ‘good’ ideas remains.
Lee suggests her wheelchair-bound Mum keeps her gardening passion, using herbs-on-wheels.


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Number One Baby Dragon

Jenny Canty; Lara Canty
9781922678027
2021-11-29
A$3.99
Little Steps Publishing

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Number One Baby Dragon is a protector dragon.
His job is to look after Katie at night. When she goes to sleep, he practises his dragon lessons until one night he faces his first real monster.
How does he deal with it? There are more challenges to come. This tale of a protective dragon will appeal to all young children, whether or not they are afraid of the dark.

 

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