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This is Rod Laver's first-hand account of his historic 1969 Grand Slam sweep of all four major tennis titles. In this memoir, the four-time Wimbledon champion and the only player in tennis history to win two Grand Slams details his childhood, early career and his most... read more

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Every child has a dream of how they would like their life to be when they grow up. It's hard to know how many of us realise those early dreams because they can get lost through our many life experiences. Inspirational speaker Grant Kitchen bel... read more

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Diane Reeve found everything she was looking for in the handsome Frenchman Philippe Padieu. Deeply in love, they spent every Monday, Wednesday, and Saturday together at his place or hers . . . that is, until she learned abou... read more

Standing Strong: An Unlikely Sisterhood and the Court Case That Made History
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A spiritual as well as a factual autobiography, this is a self-portrait of Rubin 'Hurricane' Carter, a 20th-century icon and controversial victim of the U.S. justice system turned spokesperson for the wrongfully convicted. Exploring Carter's p... read more

Eye of the Hurricane: My Path from Darkness to Freedom
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Olga Trujillo's childhood was marked by such extensive violence and sexual abuse that she developed the ability to observe scenes from her life as though they were happening to someone else. Blocking herself from the terrors of her real life, Olga began to "go away in her head" an... read more

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Reading Level:General Adult
Awards:Winner of the Russell Clark Illustration Award  at the NZ Book Awards for Children & Young Adults 2016

There has never been a period when Shakespeare was out of fashion. In his lifetime he was incredibly successful, and soon after his death his works were published to the world.
Within these pages you will find a new interpretation of Shakespeare's stages, a play o... read more

Much Ado About Shakespeare
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It is now largely forgotten that, until the late 1960s, professional tennis players - that is those who played openly for money - were banned from competing in the world's major tennis tournaments. Before then, the great contests such as the Davis Cup, Wimbledo... read more

The ProsThe Forgotten Heroes of Tennis
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The remarkable Battle of Britain experiences of Spitfire pilot Brian Lane, DFC. Brian Lane was only 23 when he when he wrote his dramatic account of life as a Spitfire pilot during the Battle of Britain in the summer of 1940. Lane was an ... read more

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This book recuperates for art historians and the reading public the distinguished but forgotten career of the Melbourne artist, Esther Paterson. Aside from providing a close-up of Esther's oeuvre - sketches for newspapers and magazines,... read more

Weilding the Brush: Esther Peterson A Lifetime of Australian Art
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Johnnie Johnson is a character literally straight out of the pages of ' Boys Own'. By the end of the Second World War the RAF Spitfire pilot was a household name in Britain, feted by Churchill and Eisenhower. Although he missed the Battle of ... read more

Spitfire Ace of Aces: The Wartime Story of Johnnie Johnson
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When he first started working on Pet Sounds , Brian Wilson said that he was going to write "the greatest rock album ever made." That album, released in 1966, fifty years ago, changed the face of popular music. From concepti... read more

Wouldn't it be Nice: Brian Wilson and the Making of the Beach Boys' Pet Sounds
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Activists who rose to prominence and spoke out against injustice, these men made waves and broke barriers. They defied laws to defend their interests and tore down the walls that separated them from the rest of society.

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