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  • RED : A History of the Redhead - 2NDHAND
    RED : A History of the Redhead - 2NDHAND
    HARVET JACKY COLLIS
    ISBN: 9781579129965
    Title: RED : A History of the Redhead - 2NDHAND
    Author: HARVET JACKY COLLIS
    Format: HARD COVER
    Publishing status: ACTIVE TITLE

    A near fine copy in like dust jacket.

    Red is the first book to explore the history of red hair and red-headedness throughout the world. With an obsessive fascination that is as contagious as it is compelling, author Jacky Colliss Harvey begins tracing the redhead gene in prehistory as it made its way out of Africa with the early human diaspora, only to emerge under Northern skies. She goes on to explore red hair in the ancient world (from China to the Islamic kingdom of the Khazars), the prejudice manifested against red hair across medieval Europe, and red hair during the Renaissance as both an indicator of Jewishness and the height of fashion in Protestant England, thanks to Elizabeth I. Colliss Harvey also examines depictions of red hair in art and literature, looks at modern medicine and the genetic decoding of red hair, and considers red hair in contemporary culture, from advertising to 'gingerism' and bullying. More than just a book for redheads, Red is a fascinating social and cultural celebration of a rich and mysterious genetic quirk.

    Imprint: BLACK DOG LEVENTHAL
    RRP: $25.00

    Price: $25.00
  • RED NILE : A BIOGRAPHY OF THE WORLDS GREATEST RIVER - 2ND HAND
    RED NILE : A BIOGRAPHY OF THE WORLDS GREATEST RIVER - 2ND HAND
    TWIGGER ROBERT
    ISBN: 9780297866497
    Title: RED NILE : A BIOGRAPHY OF THE WORLDS GREATEST RIVER - 2ND HAND
    Author: TWIGGER ROBERT
    Format: HARD COVER
    Publishing status: SECOND HAND

    A very good copy in like dust jacket. Reprint.

    So much begins on the banks of the Nile: all religion, all life, all stories, the script we write in, the language we speak, the gods, the legends and the names of stars. This mighty river that flows through a quarter of all Africa has been history's greatest and most sustained creator.

    In this dazzling, idiosyncratic journey from ancient times to the Arab Spring, Robert Twigger weaves a Nile narrative like no other. Along the way we meet crocodiles and caliphs, nineteenth-century adventurers and twentieth-century novelists, biblical prophets and classical lovers, dam-builders and crusaders. As he navigates a meandering course through the history of the world's greatest river, he plucks the most intriguing, colourful and dramatic stories - truly a Nile red in tooth and claw.

    The result is both an epic journey through the whole sweep of human (and pre-human) history, and an intimate biography of the curious life of this great river, overflowing with stories of excess, love, passion, splendour and violence.

    Imprint: WEIDENFELD & NICOLSON
    RRP: $22.00

    Price: $22.00
  • REINHARTS WOMEN - 2ND HAND
    REINHARTS WOMEN - 2ND HAND
    BERGER THOMAS
    ISBN: 9780440074083
    Title: REINHARTS WOMEN - 2ND HAND
    Author: BERGER THOMAS
    Format: HARD COVER
    Publishing status: SECOND HAND

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

    The fourth in the classic Reinhart series, this follows middle-aged Carlo Reinhart through his continuing and bewildering encounters with women. Through it all he struggles to become a master chef.

    Imprint: DELACORTE
    RRP: $15.00

    Price: $15.00
  • REMEMBERING BABYLON - 2ND HAND
    REMEMBERING BABYLON - 2ND HAND
    MALOUF DAVID
    ISBN: 9780091827823
    Title: REMEMBERING BABYLON - 2ND HAND
    Author: MALOUF DAVID
    Format: HARD COVER
    Publishing status: SECOND HAND

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

    In the 1840s, a ship's boy cast ashore in northern Australia is taken in by Aborigines. Sixteen years later he steps out of the bush and inadvertently confronts the new white settlers with their unspoken terrors. A picture of Australia at the time of its foundation, focused on the hostility between early British settlers and native Aboriginals. It is essentially the story of a boy caught between both worlds - the "civilised" and the "primitive".

    Imprint: CHATTO & WINDUS
    RRP: $40.00

    Price: $40.00
  • RESISTANCE - 2ND HAND
    RESISTANCE - 2ND HAND
    SHEARS OWEN
    ISBN: 9780385522106
    Title: RESISTANCE - 2ND HAND
    Author: SHEARS OWEN
    Format: HARD COVER
    Publishing status: SECOND HAND

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

    1944. After the fall of Russia and the failed D-Day landings, half of Britain is occupied... Young farmer's wife Sarah Lewis wakes to find her husband has disappeared, along with all of the men from her remote Welsh village.

    A German patrol arrives in the valley, the purpose of their mission a mystery. Sarah begins a faltering acquaintance with the patrol's commanding officer, Albrecht, and it is to her that he reveals the purpose of his mission - to claim an extraordinary medieval art treasure that lies hidden in the valley. But as the pressure of the war beyond presses in on this isolated community, this fragile state of harmony is increasingly threatened.



    Imprint: NAN A TALESE
    RRP: $20.00

    Price: $20.00
  • RETURN OF A KING : THE BATTLE FOR AFGHANISTAN - 2ND HAND
    RETURN OF A KING : THE BATTLE FOR AFGHANISTAN - 2ND HAND
    DALRYMPLE WILLIAM
    ISBN: 9781408822876
    Title: RETURN OF A KING : THE BATTLE FOR AFGHANISTAN - 2ND HAND
    Author: DALRYMPLE WILLIAM
    Format: TRADE PAPER COVER
    Publishing status: SECOND HAND

    A near fine copy.

    In the spring of 1839, the British invaded Afghanistan for the first time. Led by lancers in scarlet cloaks and plumed shakos, nearly 20,000 British and East India Company troops poured through the high mountain passes and re-established on the throne Shah Shuja ul-Mulk.

    On the way in, the British faced little resistance. But after two years of occupation, the Afghan people rose in answer to the call for jihad and the country exploded into violent rebellion. The First Anglo-Afghan War ended in Britain's greatest military humiliation of the nineteenth century: an entire army of the then most powerful nation in the world ambushed in retreat and utterly routed by poorly equipped tribesmen.

    Return of a King is the definitive analysis of the First Afghan War, told through the lives of unforgettable characters on all sides and using for the first time contemporary Afghan accounts of the conflict. Prize-winning and bestselling historian William Dalrymple's masterful retelling of Britain's greatest imperial disaster is a powerful and important parable of colonial ambition and cultural collision, folly and hubris, for our times.



    Imprint: BLOOMSBURY
    RRP: $18.00

    Price: $18.00
  • RICHNESS OF LIFE : THE ESSENTIAL STEPHEN JAY GOULD - 2ND HAND
    RICHNESS OF LIFE : THE ESSENTIAL STEPHEN JAY GOULD - 2ND HAND
    GOULD STEPHEN JAY
    ISBN: 9780224076074
    Title: RICHNESS OF LIFE : THE ESSENTIAL STEPHEN JAY GOULD - 2ND HAND
    Author: GOULD STEPHEN JAY
    Format: HARD COVER
    Publishing status: SECOND HAND

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

    "There aren't many scientists famous enough in their lifetime to be canonized by the US Congress as one of America's 'living legends'. It is still more unlikely that the title should have been conferred on a man regarded by many in the US as a notorious radical and sometime Marxist - controversial throughout his life as a theorist and polemicist even amongst colleagues in his own chosen fields of palaeontology and evolutionary theory. Yet few would have grudged this accolade to Stephen Jay Gould, whose writings on history - both of the natural world and of the study of that natural world - had made him a household name by the time of his death in 2002. And not just in the Anglophone world, for his books and articles have been widely translated and read in their hundreds of thousands in every society in which debate about evolution and the human condition are the stuff of intellectual life. ould's written legacy is prodigious - the unbroken series of 300 essays published in Natural History magazine, a clutch of books culminating in the monumental 1400 page Structure of Evolutionary Theory, appearing just months before his death, and of course his academic papers.

    Imprint: JONATHAN CAPE
    RRP: $35.00

    Price: $35.00
  • RIDERS - 2NDHAND
    RIDERS - 2NDHAND
    WINTON TIM
    ISBN: 9780732907907
    Title: RIDERS - 2NDHAND
    Author: WINTON TIM
    Format: HARD COVER
    Publishing status: ACTIVE TITLE

    A very good., slightly scuffed,copy in a very good, bright, dust jacket. First edition.

    Fred Scully waits at the arrival gate of an international airport, anxious to see his wife and daughter. After two years in Europe they are finally settling down. He sees a new life before them, a stable outlook again, a fresh start, a cottage in the Irish countryside that he's renovated by hand. He's waited, sweated on this reunion. He does not like to be alone - he's that kind of man. The flight lands, the doors at the airport hiss open . . . Scully's life falls apart.Written with the pace of a thriller and the human understanding of a master novelist, The Riders is the novel that brought Tim Winton to international attention.

    'At its breaking heart is a fearless exploration of how well we can ever really know each other . . . Winton is not a great Australian novelist; he is a great novelist full stop.' The Times (London)

    'Winton has forced a different kind of thinking about men and their imperatives, about the value and meaning of action . . . The Riders is a grand, poised, metaphorical reconciliation.' Sydney Morning Herald

    Imprint: MACMILLAN
    RRP: $18.00

    Price: $18.00
  • RISEN - 2NDHAND
    RISEN - 2NDHAND
    RASH RON
    ISBN: 9780062436313
    Title: RISEN - 2NDHAND
    Author: RASH RON
    Format: HARD COVER
    Publishing status: SECOND HAND

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

    New York Times bestselling author Ron Rash demonstrates his superb narrative skills in this suspenseful and evocative tale of two brothers whose lives are altered irrevocably by the events of one long-ago summer, one bewitching young woman—and the secrets that could destroy their lives.

    While swimming in a secluded creek on a hot Sunday in 1969, sixteen-year-old Eugene and his older brother, Bill, meet the entrancing Ligeia. A sexy, free-spirited redhead from Daytona Beach banished to their small North Carolina town, Ligeia entrances the brothers, especially Eugene, who is drawn to her raw sensuality and rebellious attitude. Eugene begins to move farther and farther away from his brother, the cautious and dutiful Bill, and when Ligeia vanishes as suddenly as she appeared, the growing rift between the two brothers becomes immutable.

    Decades later, the once close brothers now lead completely different lives. Bill is a gifted and successful surgeon, and a paragon of the community, while Eugene, the town reprobate, is a failed writer and determined alcoholic. When a shocking reminder of the past unexpectedly surfaces, Eugene is plunged back into that fateful summer, and the girl he cannot forget.

    The deeper Eugene delves into his memories, the closer he comes to finding the truth. But can Eugene’s recollections be trusted? And will the truth set him free and offer salvation . . . or destroy his damaged life and everyone he loves?

    Imprint: ECCO
    RRP: $25.00

    Price: $25.00
  • RIVER CAFE COOK BOOK GREEN - 2ND HAND
    RIVER CAFE COOK BOOK GREEN - 2ND HAND
    GRAY ROSE / ROGERS RUTH
    ISBN: 9780091879433
    Title: RIVER CAFE COOK BOOK GREEN - 2ND HAND
    Author: GRAY ROSE / ROGERS RUTH
    Format: TRADE PAPER COVER
    Publishing status: ACTIVE TITLE

    A near fine copy.

    Ruth Rogers and Rose Gray have an unswervingly clear vision of how food should be cooked: they take immense care over the ingredients and cook them as simply as possible. But one vitally important element in the art of preparing good food is one which we have increasingly lost sight of: seasonality. If you cook food in its right season it will inevitably taste better. And that's what River Cafe Cookbook Green is all about. Divided into months, the twelve chapters look at which vegetables, herbs, leaves, fungi and fruits are at their best at any given time, with information on how they are grown, which varieties to select and how to prepare them. The focus is also on organic produce, something in which Ruth and Rose have come to believe passionately. Meat and fish recipes are certainly included in the book, but the emphasis here is much more on vegetables, pasta recipes etc, in line with the way we are increasingly eating today. Fully illustrated throughout, and even larger than before, this cookbook is an education as well as a culinary treasure-trov



    Imprint: EBURY
    RRP: $28.00

    Price: $28.00
  • ROAD - 2ND HAND
    ROAD - 2ND HAND
    MCCARTHY CORMAC
    ISBN: 9780307265432
    Title: ROAD - 2ND HAND
    Author: MCCARTHY CORMAC
    Format: HARD COVER
    Publishing status: SECOND HAND

    A very good copy in like dust jacket. Reprint.

    A father and his young son walk alone through burned America, heading slowly for the coast. Nothing moves in the ravaged landscape save the ash on the wind. They have nothing but a pistol to defend themselves against the men who stalk the road, the clothes they are wearing, a cart of scavenged food and each other.


    Imprint: KNOPF
    RRP: $30.00

    Price: $30.00
  • ROBBER BRIDE - 2ND HAND
    ROBBER BRIDE - 2ND HAND
    ATWOOD MARAGARET
    ISBN: 9780747516132
    Title: ROBBER BRIDE - 2ND HAND
    Author: ATWOOD MARAGARET
    Format: HARD COVER
    Publishing status: ACTIVE TITLE

    A very good copy,owners name to FFE, in a very good, chipped and scuffed dust jacket. First edition.

    Zenia is beautiful, smart and greedy, by turns manipulative and vulnerable, needy and ruthless; a man's dream and a woman''s nightmare. She is also dead. Just to make sure Tony, Roz andd Charis are there for the funeral. But five years on, as the three women share an indulgent, sisterly lunch, the unthinkable happens; 'with waves of ill will flowing out of her like cosmic radiation', Zenia is back...


    Imprint: BLOOMSBURY
    RRP: $20.00

    Price: $20.00
  • ROCK SPRINGS : STORIES - 2ND HAND
    ROCK SPRINGS : STORIES - 2ND HAND
    FORD RICHARD
    ISBN: 9780871131591
    Title: ROCK SPRINGS : STORIES - 2ND HAND
    Author: FORD RICHARD
    Format: HARD COVER
    Publishing status: SECOND HAND

    A near fine copy in like dust jacket. Reprint.

    Rock Springs is a collection of short stories by author Richard Ford, published in 1987 and largely dealing with dysfunctional mothers and fathers and their effects on young male narrators.

    As with his earlier novels A Piece of My Heart (1976) and The Ultimate Good Luck (1981), Ford's stories are notable for their lack of sentimentality and undercurrent of menace, characteristics that led Granta editor Bill Buford to include Ford in his 'Dirty realism' categorization alongside fellow short-story writer Raymond Carver. Carver selected Ford's short story "Communist" for inclusion in The Best American Short Stories 1986.


    Imprint: ATLANTIC BOOKS
    RRP: $25.00

    Price: $25.00
  • RUMO AND HIS MIRACULOUS ADVENTURES - 2ND HAND
    RUMO AND HIS MIRACULOUS ADVENTURES - 2ND HAND
    MOERS WALTER
    ISBN: 9780436205293
    Title: RUMO AND HIS MIRACULOUS ADVENTURES - 2ND HAND
    Author: MOERS WALTER
    Format: HARD COVER
    Publishing status: SECOND HAND

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

    Rumo is a little Wolperting who will one day become the greatest hero in the history of Zamonia

    Imprint: SECKER & WARBURG
    RRP: $18.00

    Price: $18.00
  • SAMUEL PEPYS : The Unequalled Self - 2NDHAND
    SAMUEL PEPYS : The Unequalled Self - 2NDHAND
    TOMALIN CLAIRE
    ISBN: 9780670885688
    Title: SAMUEL PEPYS : The Unequalled Self - 2NDHAND
    Author: TOMALIN CLAIRE
    Format: HARD COVER
    Publishing status: SECOND HAND

    A very good copy,pages tanned, slighlty rolled, in a very good dust jacket.

    Samuel Pepys was a naval administrator who was well-known for being the friend of the famous and powerful. In this full-scale biography, which draws on Pepys' famous diary, Claire Tomalin examines his childhood and young adulthood and moves through the famous diary years and beyond, to the death of his wife and the setting up of a new household. Although she uses the diary as a source, Tomalin goes beyond its narrative to the inner man, whilst at the same time revealing what life was like for a young man in Restoration London. Explored within are Pepys' relations with women, his fears and ambitions, his political shifts and his agonies and delights.


    Imprint: PENGUIN BOOKS
    RRP: $18.00

    Price: $18.00
  • SATANIC VERSES - 2ND HAND
    SATANIC VERSES - 2ND HAND
    RUSHDIE SALMAN
    ISBN: 9780670825370
    Title: SATANIC VERSES - 2ND HAND
    Author: RUSHDIE SALMAN
    Format: HARD COVER
    Publishing status: SECOND HAND

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

    No book in modern times has matched the uproar sparked by Salman Rushdie's The Satanic Verses, which earned its author a death sentence. Furor aside, it is a marvelously erudite study of good and evil, a feast of language served up by a writer at the height of his powers, and a rollicking comic fable. The book begins with two Indians, Gibreel Farishta ('for fifteen years the biggest star in the history of the Indian movies') and Saladin Chamcha, a Bombay expatriate returning from his first visit to his homeland in 15 years, plummeting from the sky after the explosion of their jetliner, and proceeds through a series of metamorphoses, dreams and revelations. Rushdie's powers of invention are astonishing in this Whitbread Prize winner.

    Imprint: VIKING
    RRP: $25.00

    Price: $25.00
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