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  • WANTING - 2ND HAND
    WANTING - 2ND HAND
    FLANAGAN RICHARD
    ISBN: 9781741666557
    Title: WANTING - 2ND HAND
    Author: FLANAGAN RICHARD
    Format: HARD COVER
    Publishing status: SECOND HAND

    A near fine copy, security sticker attached to rear paste down, in a near fine dust jacket. First edition.

    It is 1839. A young Aboriginal girl, Mathinna, is running through the long wet grass of an island at the end of the world to get help for her dying father, an Aboriginal chieftain. Twenty years later, on an island at the centre of the world, the most famous novelist of the day, Charles Dickens, realises he is about to abandon his wife, risk his name, and forever after be altered because of his inability any longer to control his intense passion. Connecting the two events are the most celebrated explorer of the age, Sir John Franklin - then governor of Van Diemen's Land - and his wife, Lady Jane, who adopt Mathinna, seen as one of the last of a dying race, as an experiment. Lady Jane believes the distance between savagery and civilisation is the learned capacity to control wanting. The experiment fails, Sir John disappears into the blue ice of the Arctic seeking the North-West Passage, and a decade later Lady Jane enlists Dickens' aid to put an end to the scandalous suggestions that Sir John's expedition ended in cannibalism. Dickens becomes ever more entranced in the story of men entombed in ice, recognising in its terrible image his own frozen inner life. He produces and stars in a play inspired by Franklin's fate to give story to his central belief: that discipline and will can conquer desire. And yet the play will bring him to the point where he is finally no longer able to control his own passion and the consequences it brings. Based on historic events, Wanting is a novel about art, love, and the way in which life is



    Imprint: KNOPF
    RRP: $18.00

    Price: $18.00
  • WHITE TIGER - 2ND HAND
    WHITE TIGER - 2ND HAND
    ADIGA ARAVIND
    ISBN: 9781843547204
    Title: WHITE TIGER - 2ND HAND
    Author: ADIGA ARAVIND
    Format: HARD COVER
    Publishing status: SECOND HAND

    A very good copy in like dust jacket.

    Meet Balram Halwai, the 'White Tiger': servant, philosopher, entrepreneur, murderer. Balram was born in a backwater village on the River Ganges, the son of a rickshaw-puller. He works in a teashop, crushing coal and wiping tables, but nurses a dream of escape. When he learns that a rich village landlord needs a chauffeur, he takes his opportunity, and is soon on his way to Delhi at the wheel of a Honda. Amid India's cockroaches and call-centres, its 36,000,004 gods, slums, shopping malls, and crippling traffic jams, Balram learns of a new morality at the heart of a new India. Driven by desire to better himself, he comes to see how the Tiger might escape his cage... through murder.


    Imprint: GROVE US
    RRP: $10.00

    Price: $10.00
  • WILD LIME : COOKING FROM THE BUSH FOOD GARDEN - 2ND HAND
    WILD LIME : COOKING FROM THE BUSH FOOD GARDEN - 2ND HAND
    ROBINS JULEIGH
    ISBN: 9781864480825
    Title: WILD LIME : COOKING FROM THE BUSH FOOD GARDEN - 2ND HAND
    Author: ROBINS JULEIGH
    Format: PAPER COVER
    Publishing status: ACTIVE TITLE

    A near fine copy.

    Wild Lime is about discovering new ingredients and flavours that are unique to Australia.
    Bush Tomato, Riberry, Quandong, Wild Lime, Wattleseed.
    How can we introduce them to our everday cooking? This unique kitchen companion and gourmet gardening guide spotlights 40 native fruits, nuts, leaves and seeds - chosen for culinary appeal, startling flavour, nutritional properties, and easy planting.
    Wild Lime presents cooking tips. growing information and over 120 original and delicious recipes. It's about bringing a subtle twist to your cooking - a sprinkle of mountain pepper or native mint, lemon aspen in place of lemongrass - and bushfood to you back door.

    Imprint: ALLEN AND UNWIN
    RRP: $20.00

    Price: $20.00
  • WILDER SHORES OF GASTRONOMY : 20 Years of the Best Food Writing from the Journal Pettits Propos Culinaires - 2NDHAND
    WILDER SHORES OF GASTRONOMY : 20 Years of the Best Food Writing from the Journal Pettits Propos Culinaires - 2NDHAND
    DAVIDSOB ALAN / SABERI HELEN (EDS)
    ISBN: 9781580084178
    Title: WILDER SHORES OF GASTRONOMY : 20 Years of the Best Food Writing from the Journal Pettits Propos Culinaires - 2NDHAND
    Author: DAVIDSOB ALAN / SABERI HELEN (EDS)
    Format: HARD COVER
    Publishing status: ACTIVE TITLE

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


    In 1979, a remarkable culinary congress took place at Richard Olney's kitchen table in London, where he was entertaining Alan and Jane Davidson. Stumped by an edict from his publishers at Time-Life, Olney was looking for an outlet to print a few recipes for later inclusion in his “Good Cook” series. The idea of a journal took shape, and with the help of Elizabeth David, a remarkable venture began. Sixty-seven issues later, Petits Propos Culinaires is still directing its critical eye at the obscurer corners of the food world. In addition to the formidable trio of Davidson, Olney, and David, such esteemed food writers as Jane Grigson, Claudia Roden, and Charles Perry became regular contributors, ensuring a spirited, erudite discourse with each issue. THE WILDER SHORES OF GASTRONOMY is the first-ever anthology of writings from this seminal publication. Hand-selected by Mr. Davidson, the anthology reflects the remarkable breadth of the journal. The arcane (“An Experiment in Bronze Age Cooking”) rubs shoulders with the practical (“Photographers' Cheesecake”), exotic (“Among the Yoruba Mushroom-Eaters”), and highly entertaining (“The Great Norwegian Porridge Feud”). The result is a highly eclectic collection of extraordinary food writing.• Spanning 20 years and including work by many of the world's most influential food writers, WILDER SHORES is a concise, thoroughly enjoyable introduction to food criticism, a “Norton anthology of gastronomica.”Reviews“[A] true example of food writing . . . world-class material. . . . the best writing about what should be everybody's favorite subject.” —Saveur"An eclectic feast for food nerds." —Kansas City Star "An always serious, sometimes dense, and often quixotic collection that illustrates the great variety of ways you can talk about food" —Epicurious.com"[A] true example of food writing . . . world-class material. . . . the best writing about what should be everybody's favorite subject." —Saveur

    Imprint: TEN SPEED PRESS
    RRP: $25.00

    Price: $25.00
  • WILDERNESS TIPS - 2ND HAND
    WILDERNESS TIPS - 2ND HAND
    ATWOOD MARGARET
    ISBN: 9780747510192
    Title: WILDERNESS TIPS - 2ND HAND
    Author: ATWOOD MARGARET
    Format: HARD COVER
    Publishing status: SECOND HAND

    A very good copy in like duat jacket. First edition.

    A leathery bog-man transforms an old love affair; a sweet, gruesome gift is sent by the wife of an ex-lover; landscape paintings are haunted by the ghost of a young girl. This dazzling collection of ten short stories takes us into familiar Atwood territory to reveal the logic of irrational behaviour and the many textures lying beneath ordinary life.



    Imprint: BLOOMSBURY
    RRP: $18.00

    Price: $18.00
  • WONDERS OF A GODLESS WORLD - 2ND HAND
    WONDERS OF A GODLESS WORLD - 2ND HAND
    MCGAHAN ANDREW
    ISBN: 9781742372716
    Title: WONDERS OF A GODLESS WORLD - 2ND HAND
    Author: MCGAHAN ANDREW
    Format: HARD COVER
    Publishing status: SECOND HAND

    A fine copy in like dust jacket.
    First edition. Signed and numbered. This is 183 in a numbered collectors edition of 500.

    Wonders of a Godless World is a 2009 novel by Andrew McGahan. Described as "a kind of modern fable" that "verges on fantasy", it won the 2009 Aurealis Award for best science fiction novel.

    It follows the story of an orphan girl who is working in the wards of the insane and incapable, but the inhabitants are thrown into turmoil after a series of strange murders following the arrival of a new patient.[1]

    Imprint: ALLEN AND UNWIN
    RRP: $25.00

    Price: $25.00
  • WORLD OF CAFFEINE - 2ND HAND
    WORLD OF CAFFEINE - 2ND HAND
    WEINBERG BENNETT ALAN / BEALER BONNIE K
    ISBN: 9780415927222
    Title: WORLD OF CAFFEINE - 2ND HAND
    Author: WEINBERG BENNETT ALAN / BEALER BONNIE K
    Format: HARD COVER
    Publishing status: ACTIVE TITLE

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

    n a natural, cultural, and artistic history of our favorite mood enhancer, the authors show how caffeine was discovered, its early uses, and the unexpected parts it has played in medicine, religion, painting, poetry, learning, and love. 50 halftones & line drawings.

    Imprint: ROUTLEDGE
    RRP: $45.00

    Price: $45.00
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