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81. Coppola (Large Print 16pt) - Peter Cowie

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More than any other director, Francis Coppola exemplifies the drive and invention of modern American cinema. Acclaimed since his first Godfather movie in 1972, he went on to win the Palme d'Or at Cannes for The Conversation and to make an unforgettable impact on audiences worldwide with the gripping Vietnam War epic Apocalypse Now. Along with major blockbusters, he has also launched actors' careers including those of Nicholas Cage and Tom Cruise. Since the turn of the new millennium, Coppola has returned to his roots - to the low - budget, personal film, written and directed without the involvement of the major Hollywood studios. He has worked in Romania (for Youth without Youth), in Argentina (for Tetro), and in his home state of California for Twixt. But he also has encouraged the work of other talented film - makers - from his daughter Sofia (Lost in Translation, Marie Antoinette) to the Brazilian director Walter Salles (On the Road) and Robert De Niro (The Good Shepherd). In 2010 he was awarded his sixth Oscar - the Irving G. Thalberg Memorial Award. Aside from movies, the tireless Coppola has grown ever more committed to wine - making, earning acclaim for his Niebaum - Coppola range and opening a second winery in the Sonoma Valley. Talking exclusively to Peter Cowie for this updated edition of the biography, Coppola looks back on the past twenty years, and reflects on his much - cherished independence, as well as on the state of modern cinema.

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82. Crimwife An Insider's Account of Love Behind Bars (Large Print 16pt) - Tanya Levin

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''It's so sad,'' she said, ''because you could have been something. You could have gotten to the top. You're smart enough. But now you're going to end up as another dirty, scummy, rotten crimwife.'' How far would you go for love? Some women commit crimes to help their lovers; others spend years on the run. Tanya Levin gave up her career as a prison social worker to pursue romance with an inmate. From her first day on the visitor's side of the fence, she became a crimwife. Some women make the leap in the chaos of their loved one's arrest; others, like Levin, choose a relationship knowing the stakes. In her years as a crimwife, Levin met women of all ages and backgrounds who lived behind invisible bars, stuck in the house awaiting their daily six - minute phone call. She became curious about their different paths. How did they fall for the bad boy? How did they cope with a partner behind bars? What made them stay - or finally walk away? In Crimwife, she tells their stories, and her own, with honesty, black humour and an insight that can only come from experience.

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83. Croz Larrikin Biker (Large Print 16pt) - Graeme Crosby

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I lifted up my UV-cracked visor with my thumb. 'Which way does the track go and what's the lap record?' I called out over the noise of the valve gear rattling and clanging between my legs. The flag marshal's eyebrows raised in disbelief. I could see him muttering, 'And who the hell do you think you are - Mike Hailwood?' Four years later 'Croz', as he is affectionately known to millions of fans, walked away from the glamour of world championship Grand Prix racing, taking with him a bag full of trophies and his ever-present sense of humour. In that short time he had achieved more than most riders could ever hope for in a lifetime of racing. Become his pillion passenger as he takes you on a fast and furious journey from the grassroots of New Zealand motorcycle racing through Australia, Japan, the UK and Europe. Experience with him the crashes, the pain, the elation of winning and the international controversies. While the politics, boycotts and tragic fatalities make enthralling reading, the common thread is his determination to enjoy life and have fun. And win a few world championships.

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84. Cry Havoc (Large Print 16pt) - Simon Mann

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This is Simon's remarkable first - hand account of his life: an account that will read like a thriller as it takes us into the world of mercenaries and spooks: of murky imternational politics, big oil and big bucks; of action, danger, love, despair and betrayal.

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85. Dance Until It Rains Life Lessons from My Mother (Large Print 16pt) - Andrew Jobling, Maria Alomajan

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Remember the old school days when you were taught a lesson then given a test? The difference between then and now is instead of school teachers, we have life, which tests us in order to teach us a lesson.Lessons exist each and every day in the life of every single person. They provide us with opportunities to learn, particularly for those who are open to the lessons and who would like to improve their lives. It often takes a major event that shakes us to the core in order to reawaken us to, wake up and learn the lessons or beware the consequences.Like the international bestseller Tuesdays with Morrie, Dance Until It Rains shares the life of a remarkable lady, and in so doing, highlights the amazing lessons that each of us can learn, not only from her life, but also from our own.It is an inspirational story of love, hope, courage and overcoming the many obstacles life throws our way. It will help you to find the motivation to create a better level of wellbeing and a happier life for yourself.Dance Until It Rains helps those who are lacking in direction with inspiring words of wisdom to live fully and in the moment and to treat others with respect, kindness, love and dignity. It urges us to seek joy and stresses the importantance of learning from the lessons life delivers us and changing our behaviour accordingly.Dance Until It Rains is a simple book with simple messages. Through the authors narration of his mothers journey as an immigrant fleeing from a war torn country, to her final death from cancer, Dance Until It Rains delivers a treasure trove of universal life lessons with the most important lesson being - to live life to the fullest.

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86. Dark Dreams Australian Refugee Stories by Young Writers Aged 11-20 Years (Large Print 16pt) - Sonja Dechian, Heather Millar, Eva Sallis

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Dark Dreams: Australian refugee stories is a unique anthology of essays, interviews, and stories written by children and young adults. The stories are the finest of hundreds collected through a nationwide schools competition in 2002. The essays and stories represent many different countries and themes. Some focus on survival, some on horrors, some on the experiences and alienation of a new world. This book will have a a key role to play in schools across Australia.
Eva Sallis's first novel Hiam won The Australian Vogel and the Dobbie Literary Awards. She is co - founder of Australians Against Racism and is a Visiting Research Fellow at the University of Adelaide.
'Stories to melt the hardest heart.' - Helen Garner
'We have not been allowed to know the (recent) refugees as human beings ... These stories change all that and force a personal response from the reader.' - Phillip Adams

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87. Daughter of Destiny The Authorized Biography of Kathryn Kuhlman (Large Print 16pt) - Jamie Buckingham

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Jamie Buckingham's book is the definitive biography of Kathryn Kuhlman perhaps the foremost woman evangelist of our century.

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88. Dave Matthews Band Step Into the Light (Large Print 16pt) - Morgan Delancey

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The best - selling first book about the Grammy - winning mega - band. Step Into the Light... with the Dave Matthews Band. From their initial stints in 1991 at the local bars of Charlottesville, Virginia to selling over 15 million CDs and becoming one of North America's most successful touring acts, this book chronicles the musical development of Dave Matthews and fellow band members Carter Beauford, Stefan Lessard, Leroi Moore, and Boyd Tinsley. The initial 1998 biography offered a complete chronology of the Grammy - winning band's rise to stardom, exclusive interviews, a first - hand account of DMB on the road, and never - before - published photos. The New Revised 2nd Edition adds exclusive new photos to the original and two new chapters that chart the band's activities from 1998 - 2001, right up to the release of Everyday! Step into the Light provides fascinating commentary on Before These Crowded Streets, Live at Luther College, Listener Supported, and the band's guest appearance on the best - selling Santana Supernatural; it also expands on the personal lives of each band member, and provides new coverage of DMB tours, the creation of Dave's own record label (According to Our Records), and the growth of a worldwide DMB fandom. This new, revised edition of the authoritative book on DMB is completely up to date. Find out where DMB has come from, how it got to Everyday, and where it's going soon.

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89. David E. Kelley The Man Behind Ally McBeal (Large Print 16pt) - Josh Levine

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America's luckiest guy? The real story behind the most important man in the lives of Michelle Pfeiffer and Ally McBeal. I love Ally McBeal, says one female fan. ''She's gorgeous, she has a great job, men are crazy about her, and she's still unhappy! Well, if Ally can be unhappy then I can be unhappy too.''
Is that what the popularity of Ally McBeal is about? Misery loves company? Only partly. The dialogue is scintillating, the characters peculiar, the stories - and not just those fantasy moments - are creative and surprising. But most of all, Ally McBeal is about romance. First - date kisses. Lost chances. Jealous suspicions. Raging desire. Wattle fetishes. As Shakespeare and David E. Kelley know, these are everyone's favorite topics. How did David Kelley, the man behind Ally McBeal, become one of the most exciting writer/creator/producers working in television today? How did a young lawyer with almost no writing experience end up scripting some of the best episodes of L.A. Law? And go on to create Picket Fences, Chicago Hope, and The Practice? And then marry Michelle Pfeiffer? And create a female character named Ally who would become so popular, so loved and reviled, that she would end up on the cover of Time? Depending on which newspaper columnist or public commentator you ask, Ally McBeal is either destroying the American feminist movement or revealing the secret hopes and desires of women across the country. In Ally, David Kelley has captured the spirit of our times. And he's having fun doing it, too.
Find out how, in David E. Kelley: The Man Behind ''Ally McBeal.''

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90. Dear Michael, Love Dad: Letters, Laughter and All the Things We Leave Unsaid - Iain Maitland

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When Iain Maitland's eldest son left home for university he wrote regularly to him: funny, curmudgeonly letters chronicling their family life and giving Michael unsolicited and hopeless advice on everything from car maintenance to women. What Iain didn't realise was that away from home his beloved boy was suffering from depression and anorexia. Told through Iain's letters and the unfolding truth of Michael's situation, Dear Michael, Love Dad is a frank and moving account of how we may unwittingly fail our loved ones, despite our best intentions. Above all it offers the hope of reparation and expresses the unbreakable bond between a father and son.

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91. Death Before Dishonour True Stories of the Special Forces Heroes Who Fight Global Terror (Large Print 16pt) - Nicholas Davies

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In the past thirty years, the devastating effects of international terror have forced their way into the world affairs. To counter this new threat to civilisation - and to the safety of ordinary people - a new breed of soldier was created to fight the terrorist on their own terms. Armed to the hilt with the most hi - tech weaponry the modern military world can provide, and trained to combat the enemies of the countries they serve with a breathtaking ruthless efficiency, the legend of these men is as awesome as the battles that they fight. Authoritative and nail - biting, Death Before Dishonour captures the drama, action, pain and glory of the most striking operations ever undertaken by the world's various Special Forces. For the first time ever, it reveals the truth behind their bloodiest battles, and gives top secret information about the terrifying techniques and gadgetry they employ.

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92. Death, Drugs, and Muscle The Gregg Valentino Story (Large Print 16pt) - Gregg Valentino, Nathan Jendrick

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Death, Drugs, & Muscle is the story of a man who lived decades on the right side of the law before making the dangerous choice to enter the dark and dangerous world of drug dealing. After reaching the top and living a lavish lifestyle where sex, drugs, and money were in plentiful supply at all hours of the day, it all came crashing down in one harrowing instant. This is the story of Gregg Valentino, a man who had everything, lost it all, and fought his way back to the top. The book describes Valentino's involvement with bodybuilding and its association with steroids and underground behaviour, including the sex and muscle worship trade. Valentino eventually begins dealing drugs himself, and details the dangers and the fallout - including the murder of his girlfriend, his arrest, and his rise as an unlikely celebrity. The story is uncensored, no - nonsense, and spares no expense to give the reader a true account of a life marred with murder, tragedy, sex, drugs, and sports.

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93. Deborah Harry Platinum Blonde - Cathay Che

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Written with Deborah Harry's co - operation Platinum Blonde was the first portrait of the original Rock Goddess. With her unapologetic sexuality and perfectly aggressive pop, Ms Harry has remained a lasting icon of cool, synonymous with New York City attitude and the intersecting worlds of punk, rock, rap, art, film and fashion. Though a mainstream pop star, Deborah was never predictable. Her punk sensibilities, her roots in bohemian, alternative culture and her friendships with controversial artists such as William Burroughs and Andy Warhol set her apart from the archetypal sex symbol and pin - up girl. As bold and uncensored as the women herself, this quirky, broad sweeping biography, filled with new insights from Deborah, her friends, family and peers, is seeped in the vitality of down town New York and spiked with anecdotes of a maverick musician at large in a world of fame.

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94. Delusions of Immortality Surviving an Unconventional Life - Steven S Dawson

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An aptitude for stumbling into adventure while somehow dodging disaster...

Over and over, Steve Dawson found himself wrestling with the results of his curiosity for a life of adventure amidst uncommon vocations and pursuits. Close calls and narrow escapes became typical fare, though he claims this is standard for the Alaskan outdoorsman with any substantial amount of experience under his belt--judge for yourself. Required reading for anyone anticipating an adventure career in the 49th state.

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95. Democracy: Stories from the Long Road to Freedom - Condoleezza Rice

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From the former secretary of state and bestselling author -- a sweeping look at the global struggle for democracy and why America must continue to support the cause of human freedom.

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96. Des Lynam The Biography (Large Print 16pt) - Steve Purcell

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Des Lynam's warmth, easy - going charm and sharp wit have made him an icon with fans male and female, sporting and non - sporting alike. He is a man for all seasons - understated yet knowledgeable about football, tennis, horse racing, athletics and cricket as well as his first love boxing. In his biography, Steve Purcell reveals the real man behind the most famous moustache on television. This celebration of the presenter known as the 'Silver Fox' provides an insight into what created Des's common touch and what makes him Man of the Match every time.

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97. Destined for a Mission: The Life Journey of Herman Neusch -

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98. Diana Her Last Love (Large Print 16pt) - Kate Snell

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Diana: Her Last Love is an account of the late Princess of Wales' relationship with Pakistani heart surgeon Hasnat Khan. It discloses how they met at a London hospital, and how, for the last two years of Diana's life, they managed to keep their affair largely secret. The details of how Diana deliberately orchestrated the photos and news stories of her romance with Dodi Fayed will interest many readers, but at the heart of the story is a sensitive portrait of a woman who wished to be loved for herself.

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99. Diary of a Beverly Hills Matchmaker (Large Print 16pt) - Marla Martenson

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Welcome to the world of Marla Martenson. The Cupid of Beverly Hills, she has introduced countless couples who have gone on to get married and live happily ever after - so far. But for every success story, there are more dating disasters, high - maintenance clients, out - of - touch men (and women), and downright comical situations with which she has to contend.

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100. Dick Johnson (Large Print 16pt) - Dick Johnson, James Phelps

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The incredible story of Dick Johnson the Aussie battler who became an all-time V8 great. Ford legend Johnson did not get his break in motorsport until he was famously smashed out by a rock in the 1980 Bathurst 1000. But true to his never-say-die attitude, he went on to establish one of Australia s most successful V8 Supercar teams, amidst a dramatic career that, on many occasions, almost saw him lose his home, his team and even his life. Through intimate revelations and blistering accounts of the motor racing industry, Johnson reveals the incredible strength and commitment it took to win three Bathurst titles and a record five Australian Touring Car Championships in a remarkable career spanning almost 50 years.

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