As a journalist, Leigh Sales often encounters people experiencing the worst moments of their lives in the full glare of the media. But one particular string of bad news stories--and a terrifying brush with h... read more
*The Sunday Times Bestseller*
A hilarious and honest collection of stories, thoughts, and tales of a life in comedy from the presenter of The Last Leg, Adam Hills
Adam Hills is one the UK's best-loved comedians. For thirty years he has been performing stand-up, hosting... read more
A powerful and moving memoir about how the current system is letting down children and parents, and breaking dedicated teachers. Devastating, heart-breaking, enraging.
'Gabbie's story needs to be shouted from the rooftops. She very eloquently shows us why and how education ne... read more
Fourteen-year-old Jade Hameister had a dream: to complete the Polar Hat Trick. In 2016, she skied to the North Pole. In 2017, she completed the Greenland Crossing. In 2018, she arrived at the South Pole. This is the story of an adventurer who never gave up - who set herself incred... read more
Caro Llewellyn's family was unconventional from the beginning. Her parents met in hospital, where her father, confined to an iron lung after contracting polio, seduced his nurse and married her.
Growing up, Caro watched her father embrace life, undaunted and ingenious in ... read more
Hahndorf artist Nora Heysen was the first woman to win the Archibald Prize, and Australia's first female painter to be appointed as an official war artist.
A portraitist and a flower painter, Nora Heysen's life was defined by an all-consuming drive to draw and paint. In... read more
Anne Aly, Liz Byrski, Sarah Drummond, Mehreen Faruqi, Goldie Goldbloom, Krissy Kneen, Jeanine Leane, Brigid Lowry and Pat Torres are among fifteen voices recounting what it is like to be a woman on the other side of 40. These are stories of identity and survival, and a celebr... read more
James Packer turns to Greek mythology in an attempt to explain the most exciting yet tumultuous period of his 50 years on earth.'I was like Icarus', the billionaire tells his biographer, journalist Damon Kitney, of the heady days of 201... read more
'That's the way it is with us mob. We were brought up to talk kind of sideways. That's the respectful, true Aboriginal way.'
Reg Dodd grew up at Finniss Springs, on striking desert country bordering South Australia's Lake Eyre. For the Arabunna and for many other Aborigina... read more
Allen & Unwin Non-Fiction
A take no prisoners' approach to life has seen Paul Carter heading to some of the world's most remote, wild and dangerous places as a contractor in the oil business. Amazingly, he's survived (so far) to tell these stories from the edge of civilization, and reason.
At forty years old, a successful writer, husband and father, no longer toiling on offshore drilling rigs, was Paul Carter happily nestled in the cotton wool of suburban life enjoying the fruits of his labou... read more