Wild at Heart

From the moment French-born Alienor encountered a pair of wild horses in the Australian outback, she was transfixed. Fiercely loved by some and considered a scourge by others, brumbies have a complicated place in Australian culture and history. Inspired to celebrate their character, Alienor tamed three brumbies and teamed up with them to conquer Australia’sContinue reading “Wild at Heart”

Black and Blue

The story of an Aboriginal woman who worked as a police officer and fought for justice both within and beyond the Australian police force A proud Kurnai woman, Veronica Gorrie grew up dauntless, full of cheek and a fierce sense of justice. After watching her friends and family suffer under a deeply compromised law-enforcement system,Continue reading “Black and Blue”

Car Crash

What is it like to survive a crash that kills your best friends, and how do you move on? From an exceptional debut writer comes a stunning memoir about grief, perseverance and courage. Lech Blaine was just seventeen when he was in a crash that killed his best friends and changed his life. On anContinue reading “Car Crash”

Far from Home

A mother’s story of the murder of her daughter and the appalling hidden dangers of working conditions on Australian farms. British mother Rosie Ayliffe thought her 21-year-old daughter, Mia, would be safe travelling around Australia on a gap year. But Mia wanted to extend her visa and in order to do that needed to findContinue reading “Far from Home”

Lapsed

Losing your religion is harder than it looks … From devout ten-year-old performing the part of Jesus in a primary school play to blaspheming, undergraduate atheist, Monica Dux and her attitude to the Catholic Church changed profoundly over a decade. Eventually, she calmed down and was just ‘lapsed’. Then, on a family trip to Rome,Continue reading “Lapsed”