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Miss Muriel Matters: The fearless suffragist who fought for equality

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by Wainwright, Robert (Author)
In 1908 Muriel Matters, known as 'that daring Australian girl', chained herself to an iron grille in the House of Commons to demand votes for women, thus becoming the first woman to make a speech in the House. The following year she made headlines around the world when she took to the sky over the Houses of Parliament in an airship emblazoned with 'Votes for Women'.
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The Necessary Angel

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by Stead, C. K.
Max Jackson, a New Zealander living and lecturing in Paris, has a complicated arrangement with his estranged French wife, Louise. In love with his younger Sorbonne colleague Sylvie, he finds himself entangled with Helen, a troubled young English student.
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The Shipwreck Hunter: A lifetime of extraordinary deep-sea discoveries

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by Mearns, David L.
David Mearns has discovered some of the world's most fascinating and elusive shipwrecks. From the mighty battlecruiser HMS Hood to the crumbling wooden skeletons of Vasco da Gama's 16th century fleet, David has searched for and found dozens of sunken vessels in every ocean of the world.
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Lisette's Paris Notebook

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by Bateson, Catherine
What do you wear to Paris? Ami and I discussed it for hours but I still couldn't think of anything suitable. Ami said a trench coat with nothing underneath but your best underwear. That was only if some boy was meeting you at the airport, I said.
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The Maverick Mountaineer: The Remarkable Life of George Ingle Finch - Climber, Scientist, Inventor

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by Wainwright, Robert
In the spring of 1901 a teenager stood on top of a hill, gazed out in wonderment at the Australian landscape and decided he wanted to be a mountaineer. Two decades later, the same man stood in a blizzard beneath the summit of Mount Everest, within sight of his goal to be the first to stand on the roof of the world. George Finch was at the highest point ever reached by a human being and only his decision to ...
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The Road to Sparta: Reliving the Epic Run that Inspired the World's Greatest Foot Race

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by Karnazes, Dean (Author)
In 490 BCE Pheidippides ran for 36 hours straight from Athens to Sparta to seek help in defending Athens from a Persian invasion. He was hailed as a hero and his run stands enduringly as one of greatest physical accomplishments in history.Dean Karnazes honours this achievement and his own Greek heritage by attempting this ancient journey in modern times. His account of running the gruelling Spartathlon, fue...
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The Lost War Horses of Cairo: The Passion of Dorothy Brooke

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by Hayter-Menzies, Grant
In 1930 wealthy Scottish socialite Dorothy Brooke followed her new husband to Cairo, where she discovered thousands of suffering former British war horses leading lives of toil and misery.Brought to the Middle East by British forces during the Great War, these ex-cavalry horses had been left behind at the war's end, abandoned as used equipment too costly to send home. Grant Hayter-Menzies chronicles not onl...
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The Shipwreck Hunter: A lifetime of Extraordinary Discoveries on the Ocean Floor

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by Mearns, David L.
David Mearns has discovered some of the world's most fascinating and elusive shipwrecks. From the mighty battlecruiser HMS Hood to the crumbling wooden skeletons of Vasco da Gama's 16th century fleet, David has searched for and found dozens of sunken vessels in every ocean of the world.
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Nobody's Fool

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by Russo, Richard
Richard Russo's slyly funny and moving novel follows the unexpected operation of grace in a deadbeat town in upstate New York - and in the life of one of its unluckiest citizens, Sully, who has been doing the wrong thing triumphantly for fifty years...Divorced from his own wife and carrying on halfheartedly with another man's, saddled with a bum knee and friends who make enemies redundant, Sully now has a n...
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The Natural Way of Things

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by Wood, Charlotte
Winner of the Stella Prize, the Best Fiction and Overall Book of the Year at the Independent Bookseller Awards and the People's Choice Award at the ABIAs Shortlisted for the Miles Franklin Literary Award and the Victorian Premier's Literary Award She hears her own thick voice deep inside her ears when she says, 'I need to know where I am.' The man stands there, tall and narrow, hand still on the doorknob, s...
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Neurotribes: The Legacy of Autism and How to Think Smarter About People Who Think Differently

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by Silberman, Steve
Winner of the 2015 Samuel Johnson Prize for Non-Fiction A Sunday Times and New York Times bestseller Foreword by Oliver Sacks What is autism: a devastating developmental condition, a lifelong disability, or a naturally occurring form of cognitive difference akin to certain forms of genius? In truth, it is all of these things and more - and the future of our society depends on our understanding it. Following...
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At The Beach

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by Roland Harvey
It's summer and time to head to Crabby Spit for a camping holiday. 'Don't forget to write!' says Grandma. And, sure enough, the postcards come thick and fast, detailing all the timeless pleasures of playing on the beach, paddling and surfing, finding treasures, dancing to the glow of a bonfire. But look out for the mischievous family dog who makes it his business to collect all the belongings of an absent-m...
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Questions of Travel

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by Kretser, Michelle de
Laura travels the world before returning to Sydney, where she works for a publisher of travel guides. Ravi dreams of being a tourist until he is driven from Sri Lanka by devastating events. An enthralling array of people, places and stories surround these superbly drawn characters - from Theo, whose life plays out in the long shadow of the past, to Hana, an Ethiopian woman determined to reinvent herself. Mi...
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Wild by Nature: From Siberia to Australia, Three Years Alone in the Wilderness on Foot

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by Marquis, Sarah
In 2010, Sarah Marquis embarked on a perilous journey: alone and on foot, she walked ten thousand miles across the Gobi Desert, from Siberia, through Thailand, to the Australian outback. Relying on hunting and her own wits, she traversed fever-haunted jungles and scorching deserts, braved harassment from drug dealers, the Mafia, and camp raids from thieves on horseback. Surviving dehydration, dengue fever d...
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The Road to Sparta: Reliving the Ancient Battle and Epic Run That Inspired the World's Greatest Footrace

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In 490 BCE Pheidippides ran for 36 hours straight from Athens to Sparta to seek help in defending Athens from a Persian invasion. He was hailed as a hero and his run stands enduringly as one of greatest physical accomplishments in history.Dean Karnazes honours this achievement and his own Greek heritage by attempting this ancient journey in modern times. His account of running the gruelling Spartathlon, fue...
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Ultramarathon Man

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by Dean Karnazes
Confessions of an All-Night Runner.
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City of Secrets

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by O'Nan, Stewart
In 1945, with no homes to return to, Jewish refugees set out for Palestine in their tens of thousands. City of Secrets follows one survivor, Brand, as he tries to regain himself after losing everyone he's ever loved. Now driving a taxi provided - like his new identity - by the underground, he navigates the twisting streets of Jerusalem as well as the overlapping, sometimes deadly loyalties of the resistanc...
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Me, Myself and Prague

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by Rachael Weiss
I tripped across the Charles Bridge just before first light, all alone apart from a sleepy pickpocket just clocking on for the morning shift, my heels clacking on the cobblestones, the early morning sky a beautiful deep blue. Armed only with a romantic soul and a pressing need to escape her overbearing family, Rachael Weiss heads for Prague in search of her Bohemian roots, with vague plans to write the next...
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The Taliban Cricket Club

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by Murari Timera
Rukhsana, a spirited young journalist in Kabul, is summoned to the infamous Ministry for the Propagation of Virtue and Prevention of Vice to face its terrifying minister, Zorak Wahidi. A cricket tournament is announced, with the winning team to travel to Pakistan for training and then represent Afghanistan at an international level. In reality, the idea is ludicrous. The Taliban will never embrace a game ro...
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The Maverick Mountaineer: The Remarkable Life of George Ingle Finch: Climber, Scientist, Inventor

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"In the spring of 1901 a teenager stood on top of a hill, gazed out in wonderment at the Australian landscape and decided he wanted to be a mountaineer. Two decades later, the same man stood in a blizzard beneath the summit of Mount Everest, within sight of his goal to be the first to stand on the roof of the world. George Finch, a boy from the bush, was at the highest point ever reached by a human being an...
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