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BRISTOW: Last of the hard men

Tim Bristow, a legend as the toughest private eye in the world. Lover, larrikin and enforcer, he ruled the mean streets of Sydney with iron fists and insider cunning, belting criminals and bending the law to get justice for those who couldn't find it any other way. Compassionate as well as tough, he helped underdogs and victims of a corrupt society often without payment. This larger-than-life character was also a policeman, boxer, fashion and photographic model, world surf champion, diver, crocodile hunter and feared Rugby player. And always a ladies man.

Price A$35.20 includes handling, packaging and postage.



AGAINST ALL ODDS: Gai Waterhouse, woman in a man's world

The fascinating story of a gutsy young mother and glamorous daughter of legendary horse trainer the late T.J. Smith, who took on the racing establishment over its discrimination. When Gai tried to follow in her father's footsteps, the powerful Australian Jockey Club refused her a trainer's licence because she was married to Robbie Waterhouse, who was then warned off all tracks. In a lurid public battle, she took them right up to the High Court before they caved in. Now one of Australia's greatest trainers, she's loved by punters as racing's first lady.

Price A$31.90 includes handling, packaging and postage.

 

DARE TO DREAM

The true story of one man's struggle for acceptance in the land of his birth. Tom Hayson, a second generation migrant born in a small bush town, was driven all his life by one aching need – to be accepted as a good Australian. To succeed, he pioneered all he touched, from copy boy to top Sydney journalist and national radio personality, to Australia's most innovative property developer. Without him, we would not have had the world-renowned Darling Harbour celebration centre or the 2000 "best ever" Olympic Games. An inspiration to all who face adversity.

Price A$38.50 includes handling, packaging and postage.

 


THE LARWOOD STORY

Here for the first and only time is the inside story of cricket's famous BODYLINE controversy, told in collaboration with the man at the centre of it, English demon bowler Harold Larwood. Bodyline erupted in the 1932-33 Ashes fight when despised English captain Douglas Jardine unleashed shock tactics to beat the Australians at any cost, even by knocking their heads off. Although ordered to bowl bodyline, Larwood became the scapegoat and went into obscurity. Later he emigrated to Australia, where Perkins persuaded him to tell all. (World copyright).

Price A$31.90 includes handling, packaging and postage.



THE HEART CAN WAIT

This is truth stranger than fiction, a classic saga of love, war and human resilience. Two young lovers from Leningrad, the once-imperial city of the Tsars, are torn apart by the tragedy of war, the treachery and tyranny of the KGB. But they never give up against the cruel twists of fate which forcibly separate them. Their love finally triumphs in Australia after 50 long years through incredible faith and Gorbachev's empire-splitting reforms. Etched against an easy-to-read backdrop of turbulent history. One of the most poignant love stories ever to come out of war-ravaged Russia.

Price A$29.70 includes handling, packaging and postage.



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