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Vices are not Crimes

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Lysander Spooner


Lysander Spooner (1808 – 1887) was an American individualist anarchist, entrepreneur, political philosopher, abolitionist, supporter of the …

Five Months at Anzac

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Joseph Lievesley Beeston


A Narrative of Personal Experiences of the Officer Commanding the 4th Field Ambulance, Australian Imperial Force . From his leaving Australi…

The Amateur Emigrant

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Robert Louis Stevenson


In July 1879, Robert Louis Stevenson left Scotland to meet his future wife in her native California. Leaving by ship from Glasgow, Scotland,…

A Lady's Visit to the Gold Diggings of Australia in 1852-53

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Ellen Clacy


"If you have visions of a middle-aged parasol-bearing lady smiling sweetly from her carriage as she tours Bendigo think again. In 1852,…

Lisbeth Longfrock or Sidsel Sidsærkin

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Hans Aanrud


Lisbeth Longfrock - (Sidsel Sidsærkin in its original Norwegian) was seen by the author as a book written for adults, telling the stor…

037 - Recipes. Chapter 17. Part 1.

In The Book of Household Management

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Isabella Beeton and Mrs. Isabella Beeton


"Mrs. Beeton's" is a guide to all aspects of running a household in Victorian Britain. Published in 1861, it was an immediate best…

Preface and Introduction

In My Brilliant Career

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Miles Franklin


Sybella: "There is no plot in this story, because there has been none in my life or in any other life which has come under my notice. I…