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    Airlie Kirkham / There is a Light at the End of the Tunnel

    Airlie Kirkham / There is a Light at the End of the Tunnel

    I think my story is exceptional. Maybe you will think so too. Whatever one thinks, I have learnt through this story the value of persistence, patience, positive attitude and perseverance - such precious qualities in life. There is light at the end of the tunnel, but one has to find the way there.

    $20.00

    Alice Nunn / Going Down Gordon Brown: with poems by Andrew Mackirdy

    Alice Nunn / Going Down Gordon Brown: with poems by Andrew Mackirdy

    In 2006 there were 2.7 million people on Incapacity Benefit and Gordon Brown, the Chancellor of the Exchequer, set a target for 1 million of these people to be removed and made to work.

    $20.00

    Angela Pritchard / Bending the Rules

    Angela Pritchard / Bending the Rules

    This insightful memoir openly shares stories of life and end of life.

    $20.00

    Anne-Marie Smith / Pardon My French

    Anne-Marie Smith / Pardon My French

    ‘Anne-Marie Smith is an astute human observer who tells her extraordinary life story in her inimitable, straight-from-the-hip style.’ - Lindy Warrell, anthropologist, writer and poet

    $32.50

    Bill Hampel / Mallee Roots

    Bill Hampel / Mallee Roots

    Mallee Roots is an account of the rich community culture of Walpeup, a small, remote Mallee town in the years 1942 to 1956. Isolated from bigger centres by gravel roads and distance, life demanded a high degree of interdependence and sharing.

    $30.00

    Brenda Eldridge / Flower Child

    Brenda Eldridge / Flower Child

    Flower Child is a tiny glimpse of a time, the place and some of the people that laid the foundations of who I was to become.

    $20.00

    Brenda Eldridge / Liminal

    Brenda Eldridge / Liminal

    The question is, how did I become a seventy-two-year-old woman, mother, grandmother, great-grandmother, wife, stepmother, editor, poet, essayist, artist and friend who ends every single day sending her prayers of thanks to the moon?

    $18.00

    Caroline Butt / Pumpkin

    Caroline Butt / Pumpkin

    ‘Pumpkin is a sociological study - rather a case study, with all the warmth of the human experience of one family, and especially of one girl growing up in that family…’ - Betsy Wearing PhD

    $35.00

    Christina Houen / A Practice of Loss: Memoir of an abandoning mother

    Christina Houen / A Practice of Loss: Memoir of an abandoning mother

    The true-life story of a desperate choice and its heart-breaking yet redemptive consequences.

    $35.00

    Christina Houen / This Place You Know

    Christina Houen / This Place You Know

    Hay, New South Wales, 1923. Martha, a classics scholar from the coast, comes to teach in a man’s town in the outback. She falls in love with Henry, a local man, and they find their dream place on the river where they raise a family and breed a flock of sheep with fine wool. The unforgiving climate erodes their dreams.

    $32.50

    David Meldrum / Any Minute Now

    David Meldrum / Any Minute Now

    In this memoir, David Meldrum begins by looking back at the boy who wanted to become a manager of people, like his father; a boy with some fears and faults who nevertheless rose quickly to increasingly senior jobs.

    $32.50

    David Williams / An Unstoppable Runner

    David Williams / An Unstoppable Runner

    David Williams, seventy-four years old and a long-time resident of Flinders Island, Tasmania, tells the story of his lifelong running adventure.

    $30.00

    Dianne Lucas / Coolamon Girl

    Dianne Lucas / Coolamon Girl

    Wryly humorous and scarifyingly honest, Coolamon Girl is a beautifully crafted memoir of a daughter terrified of her mother.

    $35.00

    Dion Perry / Island Life: The Story of Clarke island 1984–1990

    Dion Perry / Island Life: The Story of Clarke island 1984–1990

    ‘Utterly charming and immensely readable, in Island Life, Dion Perry gives us a true ‘Swiss Family Robinson’ tale set in one of the most remote and beautiful parts of Australia, the Bass Strait Islands.’ - Michael Veitch

    $40.00

    Dorothy Hansen / Minus One: A Year with Breast Cancer

    Dorothy Hansen / Minus One: A Year with Breast Cancer

    This moving memoir details the first twelve months after a mastectomy and how one woman has dealt with it. Facing cancer focuses the mind sharply on both the past and the future: the present has simply to be got through. The author's hope is that her struggle to make sense of her situation may help others and their intimates.

    $25.00

    Edna Keir / Catharine with an A

    Edna Keir / Catharine with an A

    ' The Keir family story will be both interesting and valuable to other families, and to professionals. The openness, warmth and gentle humour of Edna’s telling have great appeal to me as the mother of a young man with Down syndrome, and as a professional in family support.' - Jill O’Connor, Down Syndrome Association of NSW Inc.

    $22.50

    Garth Alperstein / The Fourpenny Axe and a Snooker Cue: eBofolo remembered

    Garth Alperstein / The Fourpenny Axe and a Snooker Cue: eBofolo remembered

    This is a story about growing up in a small racist town in the Eastern Cape, South Africa, during the Apartheid years. The author is the oldest son of the town’s mayor, a publican. He grew up between the hotel, where he was exposed at an early age to much of the town’s less salubrious goings on, and a harsh boarding school experience.

    $27.50

    Garth Alperstein / The Fourpenny Axe and a Snooker Cue: eBofolo remembered

    Garth Alperstein / The Fourpenny Axe and a Snooker Cue: eBofolo remembered

    This is a story about growing up in a small racist town in the Eastern Cape, South Africa, during the Apartheid years. The author is the oldest son of the town’s mayor, a publican. He grew up between the hotel, where he was exposed at an early age to much of the town’s less salubrious goings on, and a harsh boarding school experience.

    $27.50

    Geoffrey Eldridge / I Walk Alone

    Geoffrey Eldridge / I Walk Alone

    I walk alone. That is not down on the city streets where help or a sympathetic ear is never very far away, but solo up in the rough country where I have climbed over a thousand mountains.

    $35.00

    George Huitker / Big Life

    George Huitker / Big Life

    In 2014, George Huitker decided to merge his love of music and service education, and convinced his band, Junk Sculpture, to undertake a life-changing tour of north-western New South Wales. This was the very region where his service learning program was introducing his urban-based students to rural communities, to gain a better understanding of life in rural Australia, particularly for Indigenous children and their families.

    $30.00