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            Fourteen: My year of darkness, and the light that followed
             

            Fourteen: My year of darkness, and the light that followed (Trade Paperback / Paperback)

            By Molloy, Shannon

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            Fourteen is this generation's Holding the Man - a moving coming-of-age memoir about a young man's search for identity and acceptance in the most unforgiving and hostile of places: high school. This is a story about my fourteenth year of life as a gay kid at an all-boys rugby-mad ...Catholic school in regional Queensland. It was a year in which I started to discover who I was, and deeply hated what was revealed. It was a year in which I had my first crush and first devastating heartbreak. It was a year of torment, bullying and betrayal - not just at the hands of my peers, but by adults who were meant to protect me. And it was a year that almost ended tragically. I found solace in writing and my budding journalism; in a close-knit group of friends, all growing up too quickly together; and in the fierce protection of family and a mother's unconditional love. These were moments of light and hilarity that kept me going. As much as Fourteen is a chronicle of the enormous struggle and adversity I endured, and the shocking consequences of it all, it's also a tale of survival. Because I did survive. 'Teenagers should read this book, parents should read this book. Human beings, above all, should read this book.' Rick Morton bestselling author of One Hundred Years of Dirt 'I love this book ... a beautifully written account of a young man struggling with his sexuality, overcoming shocking abuse and finding his way to pride.' Peter FitzSimons, bestselling author 'Shannon is unflinching in recounting the horror, but he is also funny, empathetic and, above all, full of courage.' Bridie Jabour, author of The Way Things Should Be 'A slice of life as experienced quite recently in the lucky country .' The Hon Michael Kirby, AC CMG
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            ISBN 9781760851088
            Published NZ 1 Apr 2020
            Publisher Simon & Schuster Australia
            Interest Age General Audience
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            Top End Girl

            Top End Girl (Trade Paperback / Paperback, Digital original)

            By Tapsell, Miranda

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            From Kakadu to Cannes - an entertaining and thought-provoking memoir from actor, activist and Australia's sweetheart, Miranda Tapsell.

            ISBN 9780733642432
            Published NZ 28 Apr 2020
            Publisher Hachette
            Interest Age General Audience
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            More Myself: A Journey

            More Myself: A Journey (Trade Paperback / Paperback)

            By Keys, Alicia

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            An intimate, revealing look at one artist's journey from self-censorship to full expression

            ISBN 9781529046045
            Released NZ 31 Mar 2020
            Publisher Pan Macmillan
            Interest Age 18+ years
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            The Awful Truth: My adventures with Australia's most notorious tabloid
             

            The Awful Truth: My adventures with Australia's most notorious tabloid (Trade Paperback / Paperback)

            By Tame, Adrian

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            • Pub Date
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            Before Fake News, there was the real Fake News. There was Truth. Hailed as `a fearless exposer of folly, vice and crime' when it first hit the streets in the 1890s, Truth was later condemned by a High Court Judge as `a wretched little paper, reeking of filth, injurious to the hea...lth of house servants and young girls'. Much later it earned the nickname `The Old Whore of La Trobe Street'. Truth was called many things but it was never boring. Adrian Tame knows that better than anyone as he worked for Truth for more than a decade as a reporter and news editor. In the years it was owned by the Murdoch family he worked alongside young Rupert as he cut his teeth on the shock horror scandals that graced the pages of Truth when it was selling a whopping 400,000 copies a week. Funny, often outrageous and always thoroughly entertaining, The Awful Truth is a rollercoaster ride through an colourful era of newspapers and larger-than-life reporters that we will never see the like of again.
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            ISBN 9781760850494
            Published NZ 5 Aug 2020
            Publisher Simon & Schuster Australia
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            Hope in a Ballet Shoe: Orphaned by war, saved by ballet: an extraordinary true story
             

            Hope in a Ballet Shoe: Orphaned by war, saved by ballet: an extraordinary true story (Paperback, Main)

            By DePrince, Michaela; DePrince, Elaine

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            Growing up in war-torn Sierra Leone, the author witnesses atrocities that no child ever should. Her father is killed by rebels and her mother dies of famine. Sent to an orphanage, she is mistreated and she sees the brutal murder of her favourite teacher. This book tells her story....
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            ISBN 9780571314478
            Released NZ 29 Jul 2015
            Publisher Faber and Faber
            Interest Age Children / Young Adults
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            The Unwelcome Visitor: Depression and How I Survive It
             

            The Unwelcome Visitor: Depression and How I Survive It (Hardback)

            By Welch, Denise

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            • Pub Date
              25 Aug 20

            TV favourite Denise Welch opens up about her ongoing journey with mental health. This is her story of living with depression for over 30 years, what it has taught her, and the help and advice she can offer to others.

            ISBN 9781529384543
            Released NZ 25 Aug 2020
            Publisher Hodder & Stoughton
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            She's a Rainbow: The Extraordinary Life of Anita Pallenberg
             

            She's a Rainbow: The Extraordinary Life of Anita Pallenberg (Hardback)

            By Wells, Simon

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            Based on exclusive interviews with friends and family, and full of her extraordinary adventures with the rich and famous, as well as her personal triumphs and tragedies, She's a Rainbow delves deep into her fascinating and moving story - for the first time ever.

            ISBN 9781785588457
            Released NZ 13 Mar 2020
            Publisher Omnibus Press
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            Tell Me Why: The Story of My Life and My Music
             

            Tell Me Why: The Story of My Life and My Music (Trade Paperback / Paperback)

            By Roach, Archie

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            • Pub Date
              5 Aug 20

            A powerful memoir of a true Australian legend: stolen child, musical and lyrical genius, and leader. No one has lived as many lives as Archie Roach - stolen child, seeker, teenage alcoholic, lover, father, musical and lyrical genius, and leader - but it took him almost a lifetime... to find out who he really was. Roach was only a few years old when he was forcibly removed from his family. Brought up by a series of foster parents until his early teens, his world imploded when he received a letter that spoke of a life he had no memory of. In this intimate, moving and often shocking memoir, Roach's story is an extraordinary odyssey through love and heartbreak, family and community, survival and renewal - and the healing power of music. Overcoming enormous odds to find his story and his people, Roach voices the joy, pain and hope he found on his path through song to become the legendary singer-songwriter and storyteller that he is today - beloved by fans worldwide. Tell Me Why is a stunning account of resilience and the strength of spirit - and of a great love story.
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            ISBN 9781760854539
            Published NZ 5 Aug 2020
            Publisher Simon & Schuster Australia
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            One of Them: From Albert Square to Parliament Square

            One of Them: From Albert Square to Parliament Square (Trade Paperback / Paperback)

            By Cashman, Michael

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            Michael Cashman has lived many lives, all of them remarkable: as a beloved actor of stage and screen; as a campaigner for LGBTQIA equality; as an MEP and spokesperson on human rights; and as a Labour life peer. Born in the post-war East End, young Michael's life is changed when h...e is spotted in a school play and cast in Lionel Bart's Oliver! and is transported to the glittering West End. Acting on stage and screen into adulthood, he finds his most defining role as Colin in Eastenders, making television history as one half of the first gay kiss ever broadcast on a British soap - while cutting a swathe through the underground gay scene of a lost London. But it is a chance encounter in a Butlins resort that leads Michael to the great love of his life: Paul Cottingham, who would become his partner and husband of 31 years. We then follow Michael's second act, as he founds and chairs Stonewall, fighting tirelessly for civil liberties in the UK and all over the world before entering the world of politics. His adventures and misadventures lead him and Paul as far and wide as tea in LA with David Hockney to flying the rainbow flag above the Albert Hall with Elton John. But Michael's greatest triumphs are seasoned with bitter loss - and he continues his ceaseless fight bearing a profound grief. One of Them contains as many multitudes as its author: glorious nostalgia, wicked showbiz gossip, a stirring history of a civil rights movement, a sorrowfully clear-eyed exposition of Britain's standing in Europe, and an unforgettable love story. Told with warmth, wit and humanity, it is an account of a life lived both left-of-field and firmly embedded in the heart of what all that makes Britain liberal and good.
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            ISBN 9781526612342
            Released NZ 28 Apr 2020
            Publisher Bloomsbury Publishing PLC
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            Square Haunting: Five Women, Freedom and London Between the Wars
             

            Square Haunting: Five Women, Freedom and London Between the Wars (Hardback, Main)

            By Wade, Francesca

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            Roving across a time of historical upheaval, Wade takes us beyond the famed bohemian parties and political salons into the emotional texture and gender politics of daily life itself - and an era that gave birth to a new modes of working, loving, and being.

            ISBN 9780571330652
            Released NZ 3 Mar 2020
            Publisher Faber and Faber
            Interest Age General Audience
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