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A Letter to Sophie : From Her Mum and Dad's Private Diaries
Martin, Carolyn; Delezio, Ron; Collings, Sally,
ISBN: 9781741666731
William Heinemann Australia,  2009. 1st Edition
 Soft cover Soft cover. Near Fine/. 1st Edition. 2nd Printing. 289 pages. This book is in near fine or better condition. It has no tears to the pages and no pages are missing from the book. The spine of the book is still in great condition and the front cover is largely unmarked. It has signs of previous use but overall is in really nice, tight condition. Items are shipped same day or next business day and are shipped directly from our Australian address. SYNOPSIS: Sophie Delezio has been through more than most of us could imagine. Trapped under a burning car in her childcare center, resulting in burns to 80% of her body and multiple amputations; a long path to recovery followed by a near-fatal accident on a pedestrian crossing soon after her fifth birthday. With her beautiful smile and unquenchable spirit, Sophie has become a beacon of hope and inspiration in Australia and beyond. Now Sophie's parents, Ron and Carolyn, invite us into their world. Through their private journals Ron and Carolyn reveal a searingly intimate portrait of their life-from the day of Sophie's first horrific accident, to the present and their never-ending challenge to balance Sophie's care with their life together as a family. Quantity Available: 1. Category: Personal Memoirs; ISBN: . ISBN/EAN: 9781741666731. Pictures of this item not already displayed here available upon request. Inventory No: 0000874. Near Fine
Price: $12.95 (AUD)
Book Number: 0000874  Bookseller: Colin Hopkins
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A Life on the Road: An Autobiography
Casey, John,
ISBN: 9781921642975
Sid Harta Publishers, Glen Waverley, VIC, 2010. 1st Edition
 Soft cover Soft cover. Fine/. 1st Edition. 468 pages. An excellent copy and is in fine condition. It has no tears to the pages and no pages are missing from the book. The spine of the book is in great condition and the cover is unmarked. It has no signs of previous use. Items are shipped same day or next business day and are shipped directly from our Australian address. SYNOPSIS: John Casey has lived an unconventional life. While other people go to school for their education, John skipped right over that part and ran headlong into his future, getting his education the hard way: straight from life. As a young boy he earned money selling rabbit pelts while living in a bush hut after the family home burned down. He collected bottles from drunks in the street and sold lollies at the local airfield. He did go to school for a while, but only until he could build up a profit table business selling horse manure from his billycart. Then he settled into a job taking care of a horse no one else could handle. Life had already found John, and he was not yet twelve years old. One morning he boarded a train to Sydney without a word to his parents. He found a job and a place to live and survived on his own for four years. One day, as though being led by an invisible hand, underage John signed up for the RAAF. It was 1939 and there was a war on. Soon he was on a ship heading for the Mediterranean - wherever that was. John survived the war - physically - but the mental cost was considerable. He ran from his marriage and his young wife, whom he loved deeply. He ran from his parents, good people who cared about him. For twenty years he travelled the length and breadth of Australia as a hotel cook and mining camp cook/manager. His exploits were legend and his attachments were many, although none were lasting. John has had his share of successes, but his life has also been touched by tragedy. His story - sometimes humorous and sometimes heartbreaking - paints a vivid picture of a man who has lived life to the full. Quantity Available: 1. Category: Personal Memoirs; ISBN: 1921642971. ISBN/EAN: 9781921642975. Pictures of this item not already displayed here available upon request. Inventory No: 0001458. Fine
Price: $29.95 (AUD)
Book Number: 0001458  Bookseller: Colin Hopkins
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Cooking with Baz : How I Got to Know My Father
Dooley, Sean,
ISBN: 9781741752731
Allen & Unwin Limited, Crows Nest, NSW, 2009. 1st Edition
 Soft cover Soft cover. As New/. 1st Edition. 1st Printing. 326 pages. An excellent copy and is in AS NEW condition. It has no tears to the pages and no pages are missing from the book. The spine of the book is in great condition and the cover is unmarked. It has no signs of previous use. Items are in stock and will be shipped same day or next business day directly from our Australian address. SYNOPSIS: Sean's dad, Baz, believes in making the most of the good things in life - beer, races and footy. Sean is a studious, birdwatching kind of guy. When Sean's mum, Di, starts treatment for cancer, it is cooking, of all things, that brings father and son together. Baz starts whipping up Japanese fish parcels and braised lamb shanks with polenta to tempt Di's flagging post-chemo appetite and Sean is impressed. When Baz gets the bad news that a lifetime of drinking and smoking has caught up with him, it's suddenly Sean's turn in the kitchen . . . As much about the changing landscape of Australian male culture as it is about losing loved ones, Cooking with Baz will make you laugh and get a lump in your throat, often at the same time. And you'll think about what 'family' really means. Quantity Available: 1. Category: Personal Memoirs; ISBN: . ISBN/EAN: 9781741752731. Pictures of this item not already displayed here available upon request. Inventory No: 0002169. As New
Price: $17.95 (AUD)
Book Number: 0002169  Bookseller: Colin Hopkins
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Guzin Najim's the Promise: An Iraqi Mother's Desperate Flight to Freedom
Lee, Sandra,
ISBN: 9781863254175
Bantam Books, Milson's Point, NSW, 2003. 1st Edition
 Soft cover Soft cover. Very Good/. 1st Edition. 1st Printing. 294 pages. Text body is clean, and free from previous owner annotation, underlining and highlighting. Binding is tight, covers and spine fully intact. All edges are clean, neat and free of foxing with light tanning. Items are shipped same day or next business day and are shipped directly from our Australian address. SYNOPSIS: An extraordinarily powerful real life narrative about the hell endured by a women and her family in Saddam' Hussein's Iraq. Recounts the life story of Guzim Najan, and her life as a GUI wife and then as a victim of Saddam's monstrous regime. Guzim was the wife of Iraqi diplomat Ra'ad Said, and the book describes Guzim's childhood and adolescence in Iraq, followed by Ra'ad and Guzim's life in the international diplomatic circuit, during the period of the Iraq-Iraq war of 1980-1989. Quantity Available: 1. Category: Personal Memoirs; ISBN: 186325417x. ISBN/EAN: 9781863254175. Pictures of this item not already displayed here available upon request. Inventory No: 0001369. Very Good
Price: $13.95 (AUD)
Book Number: 0001369  Bookseller: Colin Hopkins
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Having Our Say: The Delany Sisters' First 100 Years
Delany, Sarah L.;Delany, A. Elizabeth;Delany, Sarah;Hearth, Amy Hill;Delany, Annie Elizabeth,
ISBN: 9781568360102
Kodansha Amer Inc, Cary, North Carolina, U.S.A., 1993. 1st Edition
 Hardcover Hardcover. Very Good/Very Good. 1st Edition. 4th Printing. 210 pages. This book is in very good or better condition. It has no tears to the pages and no pages are missing from the book. The spine of the book is still in great condition and the dust jacket is generally unmarked. It has signs of previous use but overall is in really nice, tight condition. Items are shipped same day or next business day and are shipped directly from our Australian address. SYNOPSIS: In their 200+ combined years, Sadie and Bessie Delany have seen it all. They saw their father, who was born into slavery, become America's first black Episcopal bishop. They saw their mother--a woman of mixed racial parentage who was born free--give birth to ten children, all of whom would become college-educated, successful professionals in a time when blacks could scarcely expect to receive a high school diploma. They saw the post-Reconstruction South, the Jim Crow laws, Harlem's Golden Age, and the Civil Rights movement--and, in their own feisty, wise, inimitable way, they've got a lot to say about it. More than a firsthand account of black American history, "Having Our Say" teaches us about surviving, thriving, and embracing life, no matter what obstacles are in our way. Quantity Available: 1. Category: Personal Memoirs; ISBN: 156836010x. ISBN/EAN: 9781568360102. Pictures of this item not already displayed here available upon request. Inventory No: 0001332. Very Good
Price: $12.95 (AUD)
Book Number: 0001332  Bookseller: Colin Hopkins
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Sophie's Journey
Collings, Sally,
ISBN: 9780732285524
Harper Collins Publishers,  2007. 1st Edition
 Soft cover Soft cover. As New/. 1st Edition. 326 pages. This book is in AS NEW condition. It has no tears to the pages and no pages are missing from the book. The spine of the book is still in great condition and the front cover is largely unmarked. It has signs of previous use but overall is in really nice, tight condition. Items are shipped same day or next business day and are shipped directly from our Australian address. SYNOPSIS: It could have been anybody's child. Ten days before Christmas, December 2003 at a children's daycare centre, a car crashes through the doors into the midst of sleeping children. Incredibly no child was killed but Sophie Delezio bears the legacy of that day. Quantity Available: 1. Category: Personal Memoirs; ISBN: . ISBN/EAN: 9780732285524. Pictures of this item not already displayed here available upon request. Inventory No: 0000875. As New
Price: $12.95 (AUD)
Book Number: 0000875  Bookseller: Colin Hopkins
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