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            Rising Heart: One Woman's Astonishing Journey from Unimaginable Trauma to Becoming a Power for Good

            Rising Heart: One Woman's Astonishing Journey from Unimaginable Trauma to Becoming a Power for Good (Trade Paperback / Paperback)

            By Conteh-Biger, Aminata; With Rieden, Juliet

            • RRP: $39.99
            • $31.99
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            Brutally kidnapped from her father's house by rebel soldiers. Resettled in Australia as a refugee. Now helping mothers and babies in Sierra Leone.

            ISBN 9781760784966
            Published NZ 29 Sep 2020
            Publisher Pan Macmillan
            Interest Age 16+ years
            Availability
            500 In stock at publisher; delivery usually 15-20 working days due to covid19 delays
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            The Tap-Dancing Knife Thrower: my life -- without the boring bits
             

            The Tap-Dancing Knife Thrower: my life -- without the boring bits (Hardback)

            By Hogan, Paul

            • RRP: $49.99
            • $37.49
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            • Pub Date
              5 Nov 20

            The icon and legend at last tells his story his way - without the boring bits Paul Hogan first appeared on our screens in 1971 as a 'tap dancing knife thrower' on channel 9's New Faces. The then father of four and Sydney Harbour Bridge rigger from Granville did it as a dare, but ...when the network's switchboard lit up, he was invited back. So popular was he with viewers, Hogan became a regular on Mike Willesee's A Current Affair. The rest, as they say, is history. In collaboration with his business partner and best friend John Cornell (who played his sidekick, Strop), he went on to become Australia's favourite TV comedian. His hugely popular comedy shows and appearances in unforgettable and ground-breaking ads for cigarettes, beer and tourism, came to personify Australia and Australians here and overseas, helping to change the perception of who we are as people and as a nation. Then, in 1986, Crocodile Dundee, the movie he conceived, co-wrote and starred in, became an international smash, grossing more than a billion dollars in today's money and earning its star an Oscar nomination. Despite the fact Hoges claimed to be 'retired', many more movies followed, including Crocodile Dundee II, Lightning Jack, Almost an Angel and Charlie & Boots. But even as his star rose ever higher, he always expected someone to grab him by the arm and say, 'What are you doing here? You're just a bloody rigger!' The Tap Dancing Knife Thrower is a funny and candid account of the astonishing life of 'one lucky bastard', as Hoges describes himself. Full of countless stories never previously shared and told in the comedian's inimitable, funny and self-deprecating style, The Tap Dancing Knife Thrower is Paul Hogan's story told his way - 'without the boring bits'.
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            ISBN 9781460759295
            Published NZ 5 Nov 2020
            Publisher HarperCollins Publishers
            Interest Age General Audience
            Availability
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            Disloyal: A Memoir: The True Story of the Former Personal Attorney to President Donald J. Trump
              

            Disloyal: A Memoir: The True Story of the Former Personal Attorney to President Donald J. Trump (Hardback)

            By Cohen, Michael

            • RRP: $59.99
            • $53.99
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            • Pub Date
              14 Dec 20

            This book almost didn't see the light of day as government officials tried to bar its publication. The Inside Story of the Real President Trump, by His Former Attorney And Personal Advisor-The Man Who Helped Get Him Into the Oval Office Once Donald Trump's fiercest surrogate, c...losest confidant, and staunchest defender, Michael Cohen knows where the skeletons are buried.
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            ISBN 9781510764699
            Released NZ 14 Dec 2020
            Publisher Skyhorse Publishing
            Interest Age General Audience
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            Relentless Pursuit: My Fight for the Victims of Jeffrey Epstein

            Relentless Pursuit: My Fight for the Victims of Jeffrey Epstein (Trade Paperback / Paperback, Export / Airside)

            By Edwards, Bradley J.

            • RRP: $37.99
            • $29.63
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            This is the definitive story of the case against Jeffrey Epstein and the corrupt system that supported him, told in thrilling detail by the lawyer who has represented Epstein's victims for more than a decade.

            ISBN 9781471195297
            Released NZ 1 Apr 2020
            Publisher Simon & Schuster Ltd
            Interest Age General Audience
            Availability
            999 In stock at publisher; delivery usually 15-20 working days due to covid19 delays
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            Sam Bloom: Heartache & Birdsong

            Sam Bloom: Heartache & Birdsong (Hardback)

            By Bloom, Cameron; Bloom, Samantha; Greive, Bradley Trevor

            • RRP: $34.99
            • $27.29
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            The follow-up to the ABIA award-winning, international bestselling sensation Penguin Bloom The heart-warming Australian story Penguin Bloom - the miraculous tale of a baby magpie that helped save a young mother and her family - is a homegrown and international bestseller; soon to... be a major Hollywood movie, starring Naomi Watts and Andrew Lincoln. Sam's personal message at the end of the book has resonated powerfully with readers - where, pulling no punches, she writes about what it is really like to face life in a wheelchair. In Sam Bloom, Sam tells her own story for the first time - how a shy but determined Australian girl became a nurse and travelled across Africa. How she fell in love with a like-minded free spirit, raised three boys and built a life together on Sydney's Northern Beaches. And then, in a single horrific moment, how everything changed. Sam's journey back from the edge of death and the depths of despair is so much more than an account of overcoming adversity. Sam's captivating true story - written by close friend, New York Times bestselling author Bradley Trevor Greive, and featuring extraordinary photographs taken by Sam's husband, Cameron Bloom - is humbling, heartbreaking and uplifting in equal measure. A triumph of raw emotion and incredible beauty, Sam Bloom: Heartache & Birdsong is a truly unforgettable book. Penguin Bloom is soon to be a major motion picture starring Naomi Watts, Andrew Lincoln, Jacki Weaver and Rachel House. PRAISE FOR PENGUIN BLOOM: 'A unique and remarkable insight into a family dealing with tragedy and finding their way through it with love, courage and hope' - Naomi Watts 'a coffee-table book that will make hearts soar' - Daily Telegraph
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            ISBN 9780733339790
            Published NZ 2 Sep 2020
            Publisher ABC Books
            Interest Age General Audience
            Availability
            999 In stock at publisher; delivery usually 15-20 working days due to covid19 delays
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            The Case of the Vanishing Blonde
             

            The Case of the Vanishing Blonde (Paperback, Main)

            By Bowden, Mark

            • RRP: $48.50
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            • Internationally sourced

            From Mark Bowden, a 'master of narrative journalism' (New York Times), comes a true-crime collection both deeply chilling and impossible to put down.

            ISBN 9781611854589
            Released NZ 4 Aug 2020
            Publisher Misc - United Book Distributor
            Interest Age 16+ years
            Availability
            Internationally sourced (OOS locally); ships 6-14 working days
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            Inspire: Life Lessons from the Wilderness
             

            Inspire: Life Lessons from the Wilderness (Hardback)

            By Fogle, Ben

            • RRP: $54.99
            • $41.24
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            • Pub Date
              6 Jan 21

            The latest adventure from bestselling author Ben Fogle explores what we can learn from nature about living well and living wild.

            ISBN 9780008374037
            Released NZ 6 Jan 2021
            Publisher HarperCollins Publishers
            Interest Age General Audience
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            The Edward Street Baby Farm: The Murder Trial That Gripped a City

            The Edward Street Baby Farm: The Murder Trial That Gripped a City (Trade Paperback / Paperback)

            By Budrikis, Stella

            • RRP: $37.00
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            In 1907, Perth woman Alice Mitchell was arrested for the murder of five-month-old Ethel Booth. During the inquest and subsequent trial, the state was horrified to learn that at least 37 infants had died in Mitchell's care in the previous six years. It became clear that she had be...en running a 'baby farm', making a profit out of caring for the children of single mothers and other 'unfortunate women'. The case raised questions about how so many infants could die, in apparently squalid conditions, implicating Perth's first female health inspector, Harriet Lenihan, who visited regularly and Dr Edward Officer, a children's specialist, who had signed most of the death certificates.
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            ISBN 9781925816099
            Published NZ 29 Sep 2020
            Publisher Fremantle Press
            Interest Age General Audience
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            999 In-stock at publisher; ships 7-14 working days
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            The Berlin Shadow

            The Berlin Shadow (Trade Paperback / Paperback, Export / Airside)

            By Lichtenstein, Jonathan

            • RRP: $37.99
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            A formally audacious and deeply moving memoir in three timeframes that confronts the defining trauma of the twentieth century, and its effects on a father and son.

            ISBN 9781471167287
            Released NZ 2 Sep 2020
            Publisher Simon & Schuster Ltd
            Interest Age General Audience
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            526 In stock at publisher; delivery usually 15-20 working days due to covid19 delays
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            Behind the Horror: True stories that inspired horror movies
             

            Behind the Horror: True stories that inspired horror movies (Paperback)

            By Mellor, Lee Dr

            • RRP: $29.50
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            • Internationally sourced

            Uncover the twisted tales that inspired the big screen's greatest screams. Which case of demonic possession inspired The Exorcist? What horrifying front-page story generated the idea for A Nightmare on Elm Street? Which film was inspired by an 18th-century Japanese folktale? Unea...rth the terrifying and true tales behind some of the scariest Horror movies to ever haunt our screens, including the Enfield poltergeist case that was retold in The Conjuring 2 and the creepy doll that inspired Chucky in Child's Play. Behind the Horror dissects these and other bizarre tales to reveal haunting real-life stories of abduction, disappearance, murder, and exorcism.
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            ISBN 9780241409435
            Released NZ 2 Jul 2020
            Publisher Dorling Kindersley Publishers
            Interest Age General Audience
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            Internationally sourced (OOS locally); ships 6-14 working days
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