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  • A WOUNDED THING MUST HIDE : In Search Of Libbie Custer - 2nd hand
    A WOUNDED THING MUST HIDE : In Search Of Libbie Custer - 2nd hand
    JEREMY POOLMAN
    ISBN: 9780747549499
    Title: A WOUNDED THING MUST HIDE : In Search Of Libbie Custer - 2nd hand
    Author: JEREMY POOLMAN
    Format: HARD COVER
    Publishing status: SECOND HAND

    A near fine copy, remainder mark to bottom edge of text block, in like dust jacket. First edition hardcover.

    Haunted at the death of his own wife, Karen, the author follows Libbie Custer, the wife of General Custer, through her extraordinary life in search of he knows not what. He vividly recreates key scenes in Libbie's life meeting the Empress Elizabeth of Austria, Tsar Alexander III and Henry James and details the glorious, wayward career of the general himself, culminating in the slaughter at Little Big Horn. Through the tangibly real recreation of the historical events that are important to the narrator, the author of Skin gets under the skin, gets to the places other biographies can't reach. Perhaps through exploring a widow's determination to protect her husband's damaged reputation, he can find a way to deal with his own loss. Perhaps by exploring Libby's and Custer's enduring love he can find a form for his own. Here, obliquely, biography bleeds into autobiography.




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    Imprint: BLOOMSBURY
    RRP: $20.00

    Price: $20.00
  • ABYSSINIAN CHRONICLES - 2ND HAND
    ABYSSINIAN CHRONICLES - 2ND HAND
    ISEGAWA MOSES
    ISBN: 9780375406133
    Title: ABYSSINIAN CHRONICLES - 2ND HAND
    Author: ISEGAWA MOSES
    Format: HARD COVER
    Publishing status: SECOND HAND

    A near fine copy, signed and dated by the author (5/03/08 Adelaide), in a near fine dust jacket. First Edition.

    Like Salman Rushdie's Midnight's Children" and Gabriel Garcia Marquez's One Hundred Years of Solitude, Moses Isegawa's Abyssinian Chronicles tells a riveting story of twentieth-century Africa that is passionate in vision and breathtaking in scope.
    At the center of this unforgettable tale is Mugezi, a young man who manages to make it through the hellish reign of Idi Amin and experiences firsthand the most crushing aspects of Ugandan society: he withstands his distant father's oppression and his mother's cruelty in the name of Catholic zeal, endures the ravages of war, rape, poverty, and AIDS, and yet he is able to keep a hopeful and even occasionally amusing outlook on life. Mugezi's hard-won observations form a cri de coeur for a people shaped by untold losses.




    Imprint: KNOPF
    RRP: $35.00

    Price: $35.00
  • ADELAIDE : A SENSE OF DIFFERENCE - 2ND HAND
    ADELAIDE : A SENSE OF DIFFERENCE - 2ND HAND
    WHITELOCK DEREK
    ISBN: 9780875606576
    Title: ADELAIDE : A SENSE OF DIFFERENCE - 2ND HAND
    Author: WHITELOCK DEREK
    Format: PAPER COVER
    Publishing status: SECOND HAND

    A near fine copy of the revised third edition. Signed.

    Renowned for its Victorian stone architecture, green belt parklands, international Festival of Arts, Mediterranean climate, and fine wines the city of Adelaide has always been admire. Now, historian and environmentalist, Dr Derek Whitelock tells his story of Adelaide, and includes 12 essays by eminent Adeladians.

    Imprint: ARCADIA BOOKS
    RRP: $25.00

    Price: $25.00
  • ADVANCED PROFESSIONAL PASTRY CHEF - 2ND HAND
    ADVANCED PROFESSIONAL PASTRY CHEF - 2ND HAND
    FRIBERG BO
    ISBN: 9780471359265
    Title: ADVANCED PROFESSIONAL PASTRY CHEF - 2ND HAND
    Author: FRIBERG BO
    Format: HARD COVER
    Publishing status: ACTIVE TITLE

    A very good copy in like dust jacket.

    Up-to-date, advanced techniques for the professional pastry chef and serious home baker The Advanced Professional Pastry Chef brings up-to-date coverage of the latest baking and pastry techniques to a new generation of pastry chefs and serious home bakers. This book covers advanced material and - like chef Bo's classic The Professional Pastry Chef: Fundamentals of Baking and Pastry, Fourth Edition - contains contemporary information to meet the needs of today's pastry kitchen. This volume contains nearly 500 recipes, which emphasize the techniques and presentations offered in top restaurants and bakeshops today. Topics covered in depth include:* Decorated cakes* Modernist desserts* Wedding cakes and holiday favorites* Sugar work* Marzipan figures* Chocolate decorationsIllustrated step-by-step instructions demystify even the most complex techniques and preparations, while over 100 vivid color photographs bring finished dishes to life

    Imprint: WILEY
    RRP: $40.00

    Price: $40.00
  • AFTER THE VICTORIANS - 2ND HAND
    AFTER THE VICTORIANS - 2ND HAND
    WILSON A N
    ISBN: 9780091794842
    Title: AFTER THE VICTORIANS - 2ND HAND
    Author: WILSON A N
    Format: HARD COVER
    Publishing status: SECOND HAND

    A very good copy, pages tanned, in a very good, lightly scuffed , dust jacket. First edition.

    The distinguished historian A.N. Wilson has charted, in vivid detail, Britain's rise to world dominance, a tale of how one small island nation came to be the mightiest, richest country on earth, reigning over much of the globe. Now in his much anticipated sequel to the classic The Victorians, he describes how in little more than a generation Britain's power and influence in the world would virtually dissolve.

    In After the Victorians, Wilson presents a panoramic view of an era, stretching from the death of Queen Victoria in 1901 to the dawn of the cold war in the early 1950s. He offers riveting accounts of the savagery of World War I and the world-altering upheaval of the Communist Revolution. He explains Britain's role in shaping the destiny of the Middle East. And he casts a bright new light on the World War II years: Britain played a central role in defeating Germany but at a severe cost. The nation would emerge from the war bankrupt and fatally weakened, sidelined from world politics, while America would assume the mantle of dominant world power, facing off against the Soviet Union in the cold war. Wilson's perspective is not confined to the trenches of the battlefield and the halls of parliament: he also examines the parallel story of the beginnings of Modernism-he visits the novelists, philosophers, poets, and painters to see what they reveal about the activities of the politicians, scientists, and generals.

    Blending military, political, social, and cultural history of the most dramatic kind, A.N. Wilson offers an absorbing portrait of the decline of one of the world's great powers. The result is a fresh account of the birth pangs of the modern world, as well as a timely analysis of imperialism and its discontents.


    Imprint: HUTCHINSON PUBLISHERS
    RRP: $25.00

    Price: $25.00
  • AMERICAN JOURNEYS - 2ND HAND
    AMERICAN JOURNEYS - 2ND HAND
    WATSON DON
    ISBN: 9781740513166
    Title: AMERICAN JOURNEYS - 2ND HAND
    Author: WATSON DON
    Format: HARD COVER
    Publishing status: SECOND HAND

    A near fine copy, ghost of erased price on FFE in a near fine dust jacket.
    First edition.

    Only in America - the most powerful democracy on earth, home to the best and worst of everything - are the most extreme contradictions possible. In a series of journeys in 2005 and 2006, acclaimed author Don Watson set out to explore the nation that has influenced him more than any other. Travelling by rail gave Watson a unique and seductive means of peering into the United States, a way to experience life with its citizens: long days with the American landscape and American towns and American history unfolding on the outside, while inside a tiny particle of the American people talked among themselves. Watson's experiences are profoundly affecting: he witnesses the terrible aftermath of Hurricane Katrina on the Gulf Coast; explores the savage history of the Deep South, the heartland of the Civil War; and journeys to the remarkable wilderness of Yellowstone National Park. Yet it is through the people he meets that Watson discovers the incomparable genius of America, its optimism, sophistication and riches - and also its darker side, its disavowal of failure and uncertainty. Beautifully written, with gentle power and sly humour, AMERICAN JOURNEYS investigates the meaning of the United States: its confidence, its religion, its heroes, its violence, and its material obsessions. The things that make America great are also its greatest flaws.



    Imprint: KNOPF
    RRP: $20.00

    Price: $20.00
  • AMERICAN VISIONS : The Epic History of Art In America - 2ND HAND
    AMERICAN VISIONS : The Epic History of Art In America - 2ND HAND
    HUGHES ROBERT
    ISBN: 9781860465338
    Title: AMERICAN VISIONS : The Epic History of Art In America - 2ND HAND
    Author: HUGHES ROBERT
    Format: PAPER COVER
    Publishing status: SECOND HAND

    A very good copy.

    eginning where American art itself began - five centuries ago, with the native Americans and the first Spanish invaders in the Southwest - this book travels through to the late 1990s. It tells the story of how American artistic tradition was created: by public taste; by a landscape of unparalleled variety and richness; by a culture that stretched into dozens of foreign lands; and by a gallery of brilliant and idiosyncratic painters, sculptors and architects. Biographies, critical commentaries and anecdotes are included.


    Imprint: HARVILL
    RRP: $50.00

    Price: $50.00
  • AN EDGE IN THE KITCHEN : THE ULTIMATRE GUIDE TO KITCHEN KNIVES - 2ND HAND
    AN EDGE IN THE KITCHEN : THE ULTIMATRE GUIDE TO KITCHEN KNIVES - 2ND HAND
    WARD CHAD
    ISBN: 9780061188480
    Title: AN EDGE IN THE KITCHEN : THE ULTIMATRE GUIDE TO KITCHEN KNIVES - 2ND HAND
    Author: WARD CHAD
    Format: HARD COVER
    Publishing status: ACTIVE TITLE

    A near fine copy in like dust jacket.

    Why are most of us so woefully uninformed about our kitchen knives? We are intimidated by our knives when they are sharp, annoyed by them when they are dull, and quietly ashamed that we don't know how to use them with any competence. For a species that has been using knives for nearly as long as we have been walking upright, that's a serious problem. An Edge in the Kitchen is the solution, an intelligent and delightful debunking of the mysteries of kitchen knives once and for all. If you can stack blocks, you can cut restaurant-quality diced vegetables. If you can fold a paper airplane, you can sharpen your knives better than many professionals.

    Veteran cook Chad Ward provides an in-depth guide to the most important tool in the kitchen, including how to choose the best kitchen knives in your price range, practical tutorials on knife skills, a step-by-step section on sharpening, and more——all illustrated with beautiful photographs throughout. Along the way you will discover what a cow sword is, and why you might want one; why chefs are abandoning their heavy knives in droves; and why the Pinch and the Claw, strange as they may sound, are in fact the best way to make precision vegetable cuts with speed and style.

    An Edge in the Kitchen is the one and only guide to the most important tool in the kitchen.

    Imprint: MORROW
    RRP: $15.00

    Price: $15.00
  • ANAIS NIN : A Biography - 2ND HAND
    ANAIS NIN : A Biography - 2ND HAND
    BAIR DEIDRE
    ISBN: 9780747521358
    Title: ANAIS NIN : A Biography - 2ND HAND
    Author: BAIR DEIDRE
    Format: HARD COVER
    Publishing status: SECOND HAND

    A near fine copy in like dust jacket. First edition.

    Anaïs Nin: A Biography is Deirdre Bair's award-winning biography of writer Anaïs Nin. It is considered arguably by many to be the most comprehensive, well-researched, and scholarly biography available of Nin. Though the biography has received praise, it has also angered some fans of Anaïs Nin as well as some of her former associates, some of whom claim that Bair's critical and rigorous investigation of Anaïs Nin's life is unsympathetic.

    Biographer Deirdre Bair has also gained notice for her biographies of Simone de Beauvoir, Samuel Beckett and Carl Jung.


    Imprint: BLOOMSBURY
    RRP: $30.00

    Price: $30.00
  • ANASTASIA : THE LIFE OF ANNA ANDERSON - 2ND HAND
    ANASTASIA : THE LIFE OF ANNA ANDERSON - 2ND HAND
    KURTH PETER
    ISBN: 9780712662673
    Title: ANASTASIA : THE LIFE OF ANNA ANDERSON - 2ND HAND
    Author: KURTH PETER
    Format: TRADE PAPER COVER
    Publishing status: SECOND HAND

    A very good copy. Pages tanned.

    In 1918, Tsar Nicholas II and his family were shot in the Russian Revolution. In 1920, a woman who many believe was the Grand Duchess Anastasia was rescued from a canal in Berlin. This is her story.



    Imprint: PIMLICO
    RRP: $15.00

    Price: $15.00
  • ANCIENT EVENINGS - 2ND HAND
    ANCIENT EVENINGS - 2ND HAND
    MAILER NORMAN
    ISBN: 9780333340257
    Title: ANCIENT EVENINGS - 2ND HAND
    Author: MAILER NORMAN
    Format: HARD COVER
    Publishing status: SECOND HAND

    A near fine copy in like dust jacket. First edition.

    "Norman Mailer's dazzlingly rich, deeply evocative novel of ancient Egypt breathes life into the figures of a lost era- the eighteenth-dynasty Pharaoh Rameses and his wife, Queen Nefertiti; Menenhetet, their creature, lover, and victim; and the gods and mortals that surround them in intimate and telepathic communion. Mailer's reincarnated protagonist is carried through the exquisite gardens of the royal harem, along the majestic flow of the Nile, and into the terrifying clash of battle. An extraordinary work of inventiveness, Ancient Evenings lives on in the mind long after the last page has been turned. bPraise for Ancient Evenings i Astounding, beautifully written . . . a leap of imagination that crosses three millennia to Pharaonic Egypt. USA Today Mailer makes a miraculous present out of age-deep memories, bringing to life the rhythms, the images, the sensuousness of a lost time. The New York Times i Mailer's Egypt is a haunting and magical place. . . . The reader wallows in the scope, depth, the sheer magnitude and yes the fertility of his imagination.

    Imprint: MACMILLAN
    RRP: $30.00

    Price: $30.00
  • AND THE HIPPOS WERE BOILED IN THEIR TANKS - 2ND HAND
    AND THE HIPPOS WERE BOILED IN THEIR TANKS - 2ND HAND
    BURROUGHS WILLIAM S / KEROUAC JACK
    ISBN: 9781846141645
    Title: AND THE HIPPOS WERE BOILED IN THEIR TANKS - 2ND HAND
    Author: BURROUGHS WILLIAM S / KEROUAC JACK
    Format: HARD COVER
    Publishing status: SECOND HAND

    A very good copy, pages a tanned ina very good, rubbed, dust jacket. Reprint.

    The legendary novel whose true events inspired the film KILL YOUR DARLINGS
    In the summer of 1944, a shocking murder rocked the fledgling Beats. William S. Burroughs and Jack Kerouac, both still unknown, we inspired by the crime to collaborate on a novel, a hard-boiled tale of bohemian New York during World War II, full of drugs and art, obsession and brutality, with scenes and characters drawn from their own lives. Finally published after more than sixty years, this is a captivating read, and incomparable literary artifact, and a window into the lives and art of two of the twentieth century s most influential writers.


    Imprint: PENGUIN BOOKS
    RRP: $25.00

    Price: $25.00
  • ANTHOLOGY OF AUSTRALIAN RELIGIOUS POETRY - 2ND HAND
    ANTHOLOGY OF AUSTRALIAN RELIGIOUS POETRY - 2ND HAND
    MURRAY LES (ED)
    ISBN: 9780859243735
    Title: ANTHOLOGY OF AUSTRALIAN RELIGIOUS POETRY - 2ND HAND
    Author: MURRAY LES (ED)
    Format: HARD COVER
    Publishing status: SECOND HAND

    A near fine copy in like dust jacket. Selected and with a foreword by Les Murray. Signed. First edition.

    The collection contains some 350 poems by over 100 poets, with the emphasis being on a broad understanding of religion and on quality poetry. Murray, an internationally acclaimed poet, is also editor of TThe New Oxford Book of Australian Verse'.


    Imprint: COLLINS
    RRP: $50.00

    Price: $50.00
  • ANTONY AND CLEOPATRA - 2ND HAND
    ANTONY AND CLEOPATRA - 2ND HAND
    MCCULLOUCH COLLEEN
    ISBN: 9780732283209
    Title: ANTONY AND CLEOPATRA - 2ND HAND
    Author: MCCULLOUCH COLLEEN
    Format: HARD COVER
    Publishing status: SECOND HAND

    A near fine copy in like dust jacket. First edition.

    McCullough continues her Masters of Rome series with the seventh and final installment, Antony and Cleopatra. The novel spans the years 41 BC to 27 BC, from the aftermath of the Battle of Philippi and the suicide of Marcus Junius Brutus and Gaius Cassius Longinus until the downfall of the second triumvirate, the final war of the Roman Republic and the renaming of Octavian to Augustus in 27 BC . The novel, which was McCullough's last in the series, focuses mainly on the famous love story between Mark Antony, victor at Philippi, and queen Cleopatra, earlier the lover of Julius Caesar.

    Imprint: HARPER COLLINS
    RRP: $20.00

    Price: $20.00
  • ARABESQUE : MODERN MIDDLE EASTERN FOOD - 2ND HAND
    ARABESQUE : MODERN MIDDLE EASTERN FOOD - 2ND HAND
    MALOUF GREG / MALOUF LUCY
    ISBN: 9781864980738
    Title: ARABESQUE : MODERN MIDDLE EASTERN FOOD - 2ND HAND
    Author: MALOUF GREG / MALOUF LUCY
    Format: HARD COVER
    Publishing status: ACTIVE TITLE

    A near fine copy in a very good jacket, spine a little faded. First edition.

    With over 170 recipes complementing this guided tour of forty-two essential ingredients, the Maloufs passion for the aromas, flavours and textures of modern Middle East cuisine come bursting through on every page. Almonds - Apricots - Artichokes - Beans - Burghul - Cardamom - Cheese - Chickpeas - Chillies - Cinnamon - Coriander - Couscous - Cumin - Dates - Eggplants - Figs - Garlic - Ginger - Honey - Lamb - Lemons - Lentils - Mint - Olives and Olive Oil - Orange-Blossom Water - Parsley - Pastry - Pine Nuts - Pistachios - Pomegranates - Quinces - Rice - Rosewater - Saffron - Sesame Seeds - Siverbeet and Spinach - Sumac - Thyme - Turkish Coffee - Vine Leaves - Watermelon - Yoghurt



    Imprint: HARDIE GRANT BOOKS
    RRP: $35.00

    Price: $35.00
  • ARTHUR BOYD : A Life - 2ND HAND
    ARTHUR BOYD : A Life - 2ND HAND
    BUNGEY DARLEEN
    ISBN: 9781741149203
    Title: ARTHUR BOYD : A Life - 2ND HAND
    Author: BUNGEY DARLEEN
    Format: HARD COVER
    Publishing status: SECOND HAND

    A near fine copy in like dustjacket. First edition hard cover.

    Arthur Boyd's legacy is a collection of masterpieces that define the history of Australian art in the last century. But the man himself - enigmatic, inarticulate, modest - has remained in the shadows until now.

    Based on over six years of meticulous research and hundreds of interviews, Darleen Bungey sweeps us into the intimate circle of one of Australia's most fascinating families. Arthur Boyd emerges as a passionate, dramatic figure whose self-effacing demeanour cloaked a strong personality that refused to allow his turbulent and sometimes tragic personal life to interfere with his creative genius.

    From Victoria's bohemian enclaves to the heady swirl of Melbourne and London in the years of artistic and social revolution, to the rural removes of Suffolk and the Shoalhaven, this is a journey into the mind and heart of a complex man whose absolute commitment to his art thrust aside personal adversity in the relentless pursuit of his work.

    There are art books and there are biographies. Arthur Boyd: A life is rare - a revelation of an artist's life as compelling as the writing about his art.

    Imprint: ALLEN AND UNWIN
    RRP: $40.00

    Price: $40.00
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