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1. Radical Heart (16pt Large Print Edition) - Shireen Morris

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Neither Indigenous nor white, Shireen Morris is both outside observer and instrumental insider in the fight for Indigenous rights. Shaped by her family's Indian and Fijian migrant story, Morris is a key player in what many consider the greatest moral challenge of our nation: constitutional recognition of Indigenous Australians.

She takes us inside this vital campaign to meet the powerful Indigenous advocates, helpful (and unhelpful) non-Indigenous lawyers, unlikely conservative and monarchist allies and infuriating politicians. We travel with Morris through the wins, disappointments and, ultimately, the betrayals that led to the Turnbull government's heartbreaking rejection of the Uluru Statement from the Heart.

Radical Heart is a challenge for all Australians to dream together of a fairer future, and work as one to make it happen.

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2. Reflections on a Russian Soul, a Memoir - Dmitry S. Likhachev

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This compelling and often traumatic book is the memoir of one of the most important figures in modern Russian history. Is is an incredible account of of an intellectual's turbulent journey through 20th Century Russia. Likhachev recounts the fortunes of people with whom he came into contact and produces the air of passed years in Russia.

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3. Resilience Two Sisters and a Story of Mental Illness - Jessie ClosePete Earley

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At a young age, Jessie Close struggled with symptoms that would transform into severe bipolar disorder in her early twenties, but she was not properly diagnosed until the age of fifty. Jessie and her three siblings, including actress Glenn Close, spent many years in the Moral Re-Armament cult. Jessie passed her childhood in New York, Switzerland, Connecticut, Zaire (now the Democratic Republic of the Congo), and finally Los Angeles, where her life quickly became unmanageable. She was just fifteen years old.

Jessie's emerging mental illness led her into a life of addictions, five failed marriages, and to the brink of suicide. She fought to raise her children despite her ever worsening mental conditions and under the strain of damaged romantic relationships. Her sister Glenn and certain members of their family tried to be supportive throughout the ups and downs, and Glenn's vignettes in RESILIENCE provide an alternate perspective on Jessie's life as it began to spiral out of control. Jessie was devastated to discover that mental illness was passed on to her son Calen, but getting him help at long last helped Jessie to heal as well. Eleven years later, Jessie is a productive member of society and a supportive daughter, mother, sister, and grandmother.

In RESILIENCE, Jessie dives into the dark and dangerous shadows of mental illness without shying away from its horror and turmoil. With New York Times bestselling author and Pulitzer Prize finalist Pete Earley, she tells of finally discovering the treatment she needs and, with the encouragement of her sister and others, the emotional fortitude to bring herself back from the edge.

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4. Robert Browning (Large Print) - G. K. Chesterton

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This large print title is set in Tiresias 16pt font as recommended by the RNIB.

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Roberto Luque Escalona was born in Holguin, Cuba, and studied in the UNAM (Mxico) and University of Havana. A participant in the revolution against Batista and the opposition of Castro’s regime he is currently a journalist with several published books, among them: Yo, el mejor de todos (biography of Ernesto Guevara), and the novelas: Bonpland #8 and Lorenzo y el Cordero del Diablo.

The author explain his book: Persons, events, objects, institutions: nothing has escaped the Cuban inclination towards myths. Rolando Masferrer, written up by many as a murderer, but without proof of any killings, was labeled a gangster and a member of a revolutionary group –without revolution. As a main character in a Republic that today is desired but which was in the past detested…no one better than he to be an involuntary emblem for that tendency which has been the greatest reason for the failure of the Cuban nation. In addition to the figure of Masferrer the book refers to other myths from the mambises, the pimp Yarini, Mella, Maach, Guiteras, the trigger happy, Cayo Confites, Grau, Chibas, Quevedo of Bohemia, Pardo Llada and many others. A transgressor and controversial book.

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6. Recipe for Life: The Autobiography - Mary Berry

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Mary has been teaching Britain how to cook for over half a century. Her far-reaching culinary career has taken her from recipe tester and cookery editor, to TV personality on The Great British Bake Off.

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