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The Last Days of John Lennon

The Last Days of John Lennon is the story of John Lennon's life and career, from his earliest days up to his shocking assassination.

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Bachar Houli

‘In my experience, a lot of young Muslims feel they have to stray from Islam to earn people’s respect. My belief, and my message, is the opposite: that doing the right thing and being proud of your identity and beliefs will bring you real success – and even more than that, respect for yourself and your faith.’ FAITH, FOOTBALL and FAMILY is the long-awaited autobiography from one of the AFL's most fascinating men.

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Red Comet

The first biography of this great and tragic poet that takes advantage of a wealth of new material, this is an unusually balanced, comprehensive and definitive life of Sylvia Plath.

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From the influence of family to his political rise and the world events that shaped his presidency, Barack Obama covers enormous ground in his Presidential Memoirs, Volume 1: A Promised Land. Here we break down some of the key themes and turning points.

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A greater purpose

In Bachar Houli​: Faith, Football and Family, AFL star Bachar Houli reveals how little by little he found his voice as an advocate for inclusion, understanding and tolerance.  

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The Lioness author shares a message of love, determination and hope.

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The international ballet star on dance, deafness and discipline. 

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Sue Smethurst on five of the remarkable images she discovered while researching the story of her grandmother-in-law.

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An (almost) all-Australian gala

International ballet star Mary Li reflects on a long-awaited opportunity to dance for the Australian Ballet.

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Writing Pure Narco

Jesse Fink reveals the machinations of writing a book with one of the biggest drug traffickers the world has ever known.

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The very best morning routine

Turia Pitt on how to make early starts work for you.  

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Advocate for women's rights, campaigner for peace and genuine trailblazer for equality.

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The inspirational author on gratefulness, savouring, self-love and getting through tough times.

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From The Space Between: 29 things we wish we could have told ourselves on the final day of university.

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Join wine merchant John Baker on a treasure-hunting adventure of a lifetime, in search of Stalin’s secret multimillion-dollar wine cellar.

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The stubbed toe method

Paul Verhoeven reveals a strange coping mechanism introduced to his father by ‘a wise, weird and wizened mentor’.

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One of Australia's best-loved actors looks back on his lifetime in the spotlight.

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A fork in the track

Sixteen-year-old Jarryd Roughead’s initiation to senior football was anything but a lucky break.

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Gig night: Elvis Costello

Bringing the thrill of live music direct to your home.

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WHAM!: four facts

From Wham!, George & Me, Andrew Ridgely reveals four lesser-known facts about the 1980s pop sensation.

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Roller-coaster

Rebekah Robertson reflects on a monumental day in the life of her daughter.

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A letter to Uncle Jack

Bastardy documentary maker Amiel Courtin-Wilson pens a letter to his friend Uncle Jack Charles.

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Growing up stationary, Adam Rozenbachs took whatever travel experiences he could get.

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School holiday blues

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Benjamin Gilmour’s paramedic top 5s

The Gap author walks us through the best and worst aspects of life as a paramedic.

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Lioness

I am Saroo Brierley’s second mother. He came into the lives of me and my husband, John, as a six-year-old from India, making us parents for the first time.

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Untamed

Two summers ago, my wife and I took our daughters to the zoo.

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Fake

I’m on the highway a few miles out of town when the noise starts: a scraping, grinding din that jackhammers my heart into my stomach.

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Becoming

When I was a kid, my aspirations were simple. I wanted a dog. I wanted a house that had stairs in it— two floors for one family.

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Any Ordinary Day

The day that turns a life upside down usually starts like any other.