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              The Land Before Avocado

              The Land Before Avocado (Trade Paperback / Paperback)

              By Glover, Richard

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              The new book from the bestselling author of Flesh Wounds. A funny and frank look at the way Australia used to be - and just how far we have come. It was simpler time . We had more fun back then . Everyone could afford a house . There's plenty of nostalgia right now for the Austra...lia of the past, but what was it really like? In The Land Before Avocado, Richard Glover takes a journey to an almost unrecognisable Australia. It's a vivid portrait of a quite peculiar land: a place that is scary and weird, dangerous and incomprehensible, and, now and then, surprisingly appealing. It's the Australia of his childhood. The Australia of the late 60's and early '70s. Let's break the news now: they didn't have avocado. It's a place of funny clothing and food that was appalling, but amusingly so. It also the land of staggeringly awful attitudes - often enshrined in law - towards anybody who didn't fit in. The Land Before Avocado will make you laugh and cry, be angry and inspired. And leave you wondering how bizarre things were, not so long ago. Most of all it will make you realise how far we've come - and how much further we can go.
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              ISBN 9780733339813
              Published NZ 22 Oct 2018
              Publisher ABC Books
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              Finding My Place: From Cairo to Canberra - the irresistible story of an irrepressible woman

              Finding My Place: From Cairo to Canberra - the irresistible story of an irrepressible woman (Trade Paperback / Paperback)

              By Aly, Anne

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              The warm, funny and insightful story of growing up a brown Muslim girl in suburban Australia by the nation's best-dressed counter-terrorism expert and MP. 'Anne Aly's ... influence will be felt for years to come ... It sinks in how significant she may be to public life as a healt...hy antidote to the pugnacious Right and the lameduck Left.' - The Good Weekend In 2016, Anne Aly was the first Australian Muslim woman, the first Egyptian-born woman and the first counter-terrorism expert to be elected to Federal Parliament. She was also most probably the first parliamentarian to have seen Zoolander 23 times. 'How the felafel did I get here?' she asked as she was sworn in with her hand on her father's copy of the Quran. It's a question the former professor has raised more than once since she arrived in Australia aged two bearing the name Azza Mahmoud Fawzy El Housseini Ali Al Serougi. The answer is a fascinating and moving story of growing up a brown Muslim girl in suburban Australia in the seventies, when the Brady Bunch appeared to epitomise Western family life and girls like Anne danced the divide between the expectations and values of their parents' culture and that of their adopted land. Told with warmth, humour and insight, Anne's book is an immigrant's story like no other by an Australian woman who has already made her mark internationally and in public life.
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              ISBN 9780733338489
              Published NZ 19 Mar 2018
              Publisher ABC Books
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              Living With Dogs: A commonsense guide
                

              Living With Dogs: A commonsense guide (Paperback)

              By Wirth, Hugh

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              For almost thirty years Dr Hugh Wirth has been an ABC Local Radio pet expert, answering listeners' questions on everything from how to deal with a dog's bad breath to the best way to house train them.

              ISBN 9780733328886
              Published NZ 1 Dec 2010
              Publisher ABC Books
              Interest Age 14+ years
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              Trains Unlimited in the 21st Century
                

              Trains Unlimited in the 21st Century (Trade Paperback / Paperback)

              By Fischer, Tim

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              The Great Train Show unearthed a huge number of train enthusiasts across the country. Hosted by former deputy PM and renowned train obsessive Tim Fischer, the series covered such topics as the restoration of locomotives, childhood train memories, the importance of rail during war...time, and travel on the Trans- Siberian railway
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              ISBN 9780733328343
              Published NZ 1 Aug 2011
              Publisher ABC Books
              Interest Age 14+ years
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              Planet According to the Movies: Awesome, Weird and Wonderful Flicks FromFour Corners of the Globe
               

              Planet According to the Movies: Awesome, Weird and Wonderful Flicks FromFour Corners of the Globe (Trade Paperback / Paperback)

              By Fennell, Marc

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              Awesome, weird and wonderful flicks from four corners of the globe Praise for Marc Fennell 'Witty, irreverent and fun ...' Good Reading 'Gold!' Cleo 'A film companion with a difference' Daily News Which nation is best equipped to survive a zombie apocalypse? Why do obese moustach...ioed Tamil action stars make the best politicians? What fictional country links Predator, Commando and Die Hard 2? Planet According to the Movies is your official armchair guide to our tiny, weird planet as projected on cinema screens. It's 30% travel guide, 30% film reviews, 10% racial profiling handbook and 45% testament to the fact that maths is hard. Australia's most listened-to film critic, Marc Fennell (triple j, SBS TV, That Movie Book), tells the hidden stories behind the movies you know and love - from the Wizard of Oz to Life of Pi - and introduces you to a world of cinema you never knew existed. Discover Japan's Calamari Wrestler, Indonesia's Lady Terminator, Turkey's remake of E.T. and North Korea's answer to Godzilla, which was executive-produced by Kim Jong-Il himself. Who needs a plane to travel the world when you can do it all from your couch, you shameful slob! 'Tying it all together is Fennell's irreverent humour and gift for colourful descriptors ... fun and informative.' Empire Magazine
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              ISBN 9780733334085
              Published NZ 19 Oct 2015
              Publisher ABC Books
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              Living With Cats: A Commonsense Guide
                

              Living With Cats: A Commonsense Guide (Paperback)

              By Wirth, Hugh

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              For almost thirty years Dr Hugh Wirth has been an ABC Local Radio pet expert, answering listeners' questions on everything from how to deal with a cat's hunting instinct to the best way to clean their teeth.

              ISBN 9780733328893
              Published NZ 1 Dec 2010
              Publisher ABC Books
              Interest Age 14+ years
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              Backyard Bounty: The Expert Guide to Growing Your Own Organic Vegetables
               

              Backyard Bounty: The Expert Guide to Growing Your Own Organic Vegetables (Paperback)

              By Gardener Magazine, Organic

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              The experts at Organic Gardener Magazine on everything you need to know to grow a bountiful harvest of vegies organically in your own backyard. Following the success of HAPPY HENS, Organic Gardener Magazine's horticultural editor Penny Woodward and other expert contributors prese...nt a practical and inspirational guide to growing veg organically, whether you're starting a patch from scratch or an old hand who wants go greener. This book will tell you all you need to know to grow your own healthy and sustainable vegies: from getting started, preparing your patch and making compost, to an A-Z of popular vegetables with a month-by-month planting and growing guide, combating pests and diseases naturally - and so much more! So what are you waiting for? Go organic and start reaping your own healthy backyard harvest now!
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              ISBN 9780733337963
              Published NZ 24 Jul 2017
              Publisher ABC Books
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              Able: Gold Medals, Grand Slams and Smashing Glass Ceilings

              Able: Gold Medals, Grand Slams and Smashing Glass Ceilings (Hardback)

              By Alcott, Dylan

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              The astonishing life of Australia's most inspirational athlete Not long after he was born in 1990, Dylan Alcott was found to have a tumour on his spine. The surgery to remove it was successful, but left Dylan a paraplegic. Part of an average Aussie family in Melbourne, Dylan expe...rienced his fair share of bullying and loneliness growing up. By early high school he was feeling pretty low - depressed, overweight and fearful for his future. Then, somehow, he discovered sport - swimming, basketball and tennis. Fast forwards 10 years or so and the Order of Australia recipient has climbed to the top of not just one sport but two, winning gold and silver at two Olympics and in two sports. Now the four-time winner of the Australian Open, is not only a sports star, but a motivational speaker, triple j radio host, music fan, keynote presenter, business owner, and youth mentor with his own youth foundation. In Game Changer, Dylan Alcott at last tells his story.
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              ISBN 9780733339875
              Published NZ 16 Nov 2018
              Publisher ABC Books
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              Their Finest Hour: A History of the Rugby League World Cup in 10 Matches
                

              Their Finest Hour: A History of the Rugby League World Cup in 10 Matches (EPUB ebook)

              By Marmont, Andrew

              The story of the Rugby League World Cup, vividly brought to life with first-hand stories from the players, coaches and administrators who were behind the big moments. More than sixty years ago, Paul Barriere decided to host rugby league's first ever World Cup tournament. An enthr...alled Parisian public stood on concrete bleachers as their country fought gallantly in the final after suffering total rugby league abolishment a few years earlier. Each of the four teams lacked resources and money, with Britain not having cash to employ a coach or make their team blazers.Fast-forward to 2017 and the game's elite have access to sports scientists, earn high six-figure salaries and train in English Premier League-style facilities. Spectators can sit in lavish corporate boxes or the comfy surroundings of top-class stadiums, as global sponsors add their support behind a tournament that has set new standards in sporting excellence.From Great Britain training with a sock wrapped in a vest, Graeme Langland's 'try that wasn't', the violent 1960s, how New Zealand got Wayne Bennett, Wales and USA's gallant performances and England's epic semi-final against the Kiwis, this is a narrative of what made the World Cups so enthralling.From interviewing rugby league's biggest names like Johnny Whiteley, Wally Lewis, Dean Bell and Glenn Lazarus to master coaches such as Clive Griffiths, Ricky Stuart and Frank Endacott, Marmont brings together an exciting mixture of stories, anecdotes and interviews that will appeal to both rugby league supporters and anyone who loves a good sporting read.
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              ISBN 9781460705063
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              Published NZ 19 Jun 2017
              Publisher ABC Books
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              The Land Before Avocado
               

              The Land Before Avocado (EPUB ebook)

              By Glover, Richard

              The new book from the bestselling author of Flesh Wounds. A funny and frank look at the way Australia used to be - and just how far we have come. 'It was simpler time'. We had more fun back then'. 'Everyone could afford a house'.There's plenty of nostalgia right now for the Austr...alia of the past, but what was it really like?In The Land Before Avocado, Richard Glover takes a journey to an almost unrecognisable Australia. It's a vivid portrait of a quite peculiar land: a place that is scary and weird, dangerous and incomprehensible, and, now and then, surprisingly appealing.It's the Australia of his childhood. The Australia of the late '60s and early '70s.Let's break the news now: they didn't have avocado.It's a place of funny clothing and food that was appalling, but amusingly so. It is also the land of staggeringly awful attitudes - often enshrined in law - towards anybody who didn't fit in.The Land Before Avocado will make you laugh and cry, feel angry and inspired. And leave you wondering how bizarre things were, not so long ago.Most of all, it will make you realise how far we've come - and how much further we can go.PRAISERichard Glover's just-published The Land Before Avocado is a wonderful and witty journey back in time to life in the early 1970s. For a start, he deftly reclaims the book's title fruit from those who have positioned it as a proxy for all that is wrong with today's supposedly feckless and spendthrift young adults. Rather than maligning the avocado (and young people), he cleverly appropriates the fruit as an exemplar of how far we have come since the 1970s' Richard Wakelin, Australian Financial Review'This is vintage Glover - warm, wise and very, very funny. Brimming with excruciating insights into life in the late sixties and early seventies, The Land Before Avocado explains why this was the cultural revolution we had to have' Hugh Mackay 'Hilarious and horrifying, this is the ultimate intergenerational conversation starter' Annabel Crabb PRAISE
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              ISBN 9781460711002
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              Published NZ 22 Oct 2018
              Publisher ABC Books
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