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  • THAMES : SACRED RIVER - 2ND HAND
    THAMES : SACRED RIVER - 2ND HAND
    ACKROYD PETER
    ISBN: 9780701172848
    Title: THAMES : SACRED RIVER - 2ND HAND
    Author: ACKROYD PETER
    Format: HARD COVER
    Publishing status: ACTIVE TITLE

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

    In this perfect companion to London: The Biography, Peter Ackroyd once again delves into the hidden byways of history, describing the river's endless allure in a journey overflowing with characters, incidents, and wry observations. Thames: The Biography meanders gloriously, rather like the river itself. In short, lively chapters Ackroyd writes about connections between the Thames and such historical figures as Julius Caesar and Henry VIII, and offers memorable portraits of the ordinary men and women who depend upon the river for their livelihoods. The Thames as a source of artistic inspiration comes brilliantly to life as Ackroyd invokes Chaucer, Shakespeare, Turner, Shelley, and other writers, poets, and painters who have been enchanted by its many moods and colors.

    Imprint: CHATTO & WINDUS
    RRP: $35.00

    Price: $35.00
  • TICKET TO RIDE - 2ND HAND
    TICKET TO RIDE - 2ND HAND
    POTTER DENNIS
    ISBN: 9780571129843
    Title: TICKET TO RIDE - 2ND HAND
    Author: POTTER DENNIS
    Format: HARD COVER
    Publishing status: SECOND HAND

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

    A man with amnesia finds himself on a train traveling into the English country side and is obsessed with finding a woman named Penny, who may hold the key to his identity.


    Imprint: FABER AND FABER
    RRP: $20.00

    Price: $20.00
  • TO THE BITTER END : THE DIARIES 1942-1945 - 2ND HAND
    TO THE BITTER END : THE DIARIES 1942-1945 - 2ND HAND
    KLEMPERER VICTOR
    ISBN: 9780297818809
    Title: TO THE BITTER END : THE DIARIES 1942-1945 - 2ND HAND
    Author: KLEMPERER VICTOR
    Format: HARD COVER
    Publishing status: SECOND HAND

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

    A publishing sensation in Germany, the publication of Victor Klemperer's diaries brings to light one of the most extraordinary documents of the Nazi period. The son of a rabbi, Klemperer was by 1933 a professor of languages in Dresden



    Imprint: WEIDENFELD & NICOLSON
    RRP: $30.00

    Price: $30.00
  • TRUE AT FIRST LIGHT - 2ND HAND
    TRUE AT FIRST LIGHT - 2ND HAND
    HEMINGWAY ERNEST
    ISBN: 9780434007813
    Title: TRUE AT FIRST LIGHT - 2ND HAND
    Author: HEMINGWAY ERNEST
    Format: HARD COVER
    Publishing status: SECOND HAND

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

    The book opens on the day Hemingway's close friend Pop, a legendary hunter, leaves him in charge of the camp. Meanwhile, tensions are heightening among the various tribes and news arrives of a potential attack. Hemingway must take on his new role of leader and, of equal importance, assist his wife Mary to pursue the great lion she is determined to kill before Christmas. Passionately detailing the African landscape, the thrill of the hunt, and the heartfelt relationships with his African neighbours, Hemingway, a master of dramatic fiction, weaves a tale that is rich in laughter, beauty and insight.

    Written when Hemingway returned from his 1953 safari, and edited by his son Patrick, True at First Light is a rich blend of autobiography and fiction, a breathtaking final work from one of this century's most beloved and important writers


    Imprint: WILLIAM HEINEMAN
    RRP: $18.00

    Price: $18.00
  • TRUE HISTORY OF THE KELLY GANG - 2ND HAND
    TRUE HISTORY OF THE KELLY GANG - 2ND HAND
    CAREY PETER
    ISBN: 9780702233210
    Title: TRUE HISTORY OF THE KELLY GANG - 2ND HAND
    Author: CAREY PETER
    Format: HARD COVER
    Publishing status: SECOND HAND

    A very good copy,pages tanned, boards rubbed in a very good[opaque wafer] dust jacket.
    This celebratory edtion was published to commemorate Carey winning the 2001 Booker Prize.

    As he flees the police, Ned Kelly scribbles his narrative in semiliterate but magically descriptive prose. To his pursuers he is a thief and a murderer. To his own people he's a hero for opposing the English. Ned, who saw his first prison cell at fifteen, has become the most wanted man in the wild colony of Victoria, taking over towns and defying authority. Here is a classic outlaw tale, made alive by the skill of a great novelist. There are no sentences like these in all Australian literature and yet they could only have grown from our soil.

    Imprint: UNI OF QUEENSLAND PRESS
    RRP: $18.00

    Price: $18.00
  • TURNING - 2ND HAND
    TURNING - 2ND HAND
    WINTOM TIM
    ISBN: 9780330421386
    Title: TURNING - 2ND HAND
    Author: WINTOM TIM
    Format: HARD COVER
    Publishing status: SECOND HAND

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

    Here are turnings of all kinds - changes of heart, nasty surprises, slow awakenings, sudden detours - where people struggle against the terrible weight of the past and challenge the lives they've made for themselves. Beautifully crafted, and as tender as they are confronting, these elegiac stories examine the darkness and frailty of ordinary people and celebrate the moments when the light shines through.



    Imprint: PICADOR
    RRP: $25.00

    Price: $25.00
  • TYPEWRITER IS HOLY : THE COMPLETE UNCENSORED HISTORY OF THE BEAT GENERATION  - 2ND HAND
    TYPEWRITER IS HOLY : THE COMPLETE UNCENSORED HISTORY OF THE BEAT GENERATION - 2ND HAND
    MORGAN BILL
    ISBN: 9781416592426
    Title: TYPEWRITER IS HOLY : THE COMPLETE UNCENSORED HISTORY OF THE BEAT GENERATION - 2ND HAND
    Author: MORGAN BILL
    Format: HARD COVER
    Publishing status: ACTIVE TITLE

    A near fine copy,ink remainder mark to bottom edge, in like dust jacket. First edition.

    Anyone who cares to understand the cultural ferment of America in the later twentieth century must know of the writings and lives of those scruffy bohemians known as the Beats.

    In this highly entertaining work, Bill Morgan, the country’s leading authority on the movement and a man who personally knew most of the Beat writers, narrates their history, tracing their origins in the 1940s to their influence on the social upheaval of the 1960s.

    The Beats, through their words and nonconformist lives, challenged staid postwar America. They believed in free expression, dabbled in free love, and condemned the increasing influence of military and corporate culture in our national life. But the Beats were not saints. They did too many drugs and consumed too much booze. The fervent belief in spontaneity that characterized their lives and writings destroyed some friendships.

    As we watch their peripatetic lives and sexual misadventures, we are reminded above all that while their personal lives may not have been holy, their typewriters and their lasting words very much were.

    Imprint: FREE PRESS - SIMON AND SC
    RRP: $25.00

    Price: $25.00
  • UNCONSOLED - 2ND HAND
    UNCONSOLED - 2ND HAND
    ISHIGURO KAZUO
    ISBN: 9780571173877
    Title: UNCONSOLED - 2ND HAND
    Author: ISHIGURO KAZUO
    Format: HARD COVER
    Publishing status: SECOND HAND

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

    Ryder, a renowned pianist, arrives in a Central European city he cannot identify for a concert he cannot remember agreeing to give. But then as he traverses a landscape by turns eerie and comical -and always strangely malleable, as a dream might be -he comes steadily to realise he is facing the most crucial performance of his life. Ishiguro's extraordinary study of a man whose life has accelerated beyond his control was met on publication by consternation, vilification -and the highest praise.


    Imprint: FABER AND FABER
    RRP: $20.00

    Price: $20.00
  • UNTOLD TALES - 2ND HAND
    UNTOLD TALES - 2ND HAND
    MALOUF DAVID
    ISBN: 9789057040160
    Title: UNTOLD TALES - 2ND HAND
    Author: MALOUF DAVID
    Format: HARD COVER
    Publishing status: SECOND HAND

    A near fine copy, signed and dated by the author,ghost of erased price on FFE, security sticker battached to rear paste-down, in a very good, lightly scuffed, dust jacket. Reprint.

    David Malouf explores some of the "untold tales" behind familiar stories -- historical, mythic, and legendary -- while at the same time offering a series of meditations on the role of folktales and storytelling in shaping human lives. In each of these four tales, Malouf's own skill as a storyteller is balanced by his feel for language and by a contemplative approach to the ancient craft of narrative invention.

    Imprint: PAPER BARK PRESS
    RRP: $50.00

    Price: $50.00
  • UNUSUAL LIFE OF TRISTAN SMITH - 2NDHAND
    UNUSUAL LIFE OF TRISTAN SMITH - 2NDHAND
    CAREY PETER
    ISBN: 9780702226267
    Title: UNUSUAL LIFE OF TRISTAN SMITH - 2NDHAND
    Author: CAREY PETER
    Format: HARD COVER
    Publishing status: SECOND HAND

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

    If you are not a citizen of Voorstand, you may not be familiar with the strange case of Tristan Smith and his illegal appropriation of Bruder Mouse. Even if you are a citizen of faraway Efica, you will only have heard rumours about the juggling, the somersaulting, the Burro Plasse tunnel, and the motel on the border ...

    Here, for the first time, is the truth about Tristan Smith. This fully annotated edition follows Tristan's career from his birth in the Republic of Efica in the year 371 to the present day. Severely afflicted, doomed never to be taller than three foot six, Tristan Smith faces death and danger from the first moment of his energetic and ambitious life. THE UNUSUAL LIFE OF TRISTAN SMITH is dense, funny, and moving, an unprecedented work of the imagination, a modern world as packed with incident and character as a Victorian novel, an allegory that is most remarkable for the thread of love and loyalty that runs through its richly imagined tapestry.

    Imprint: UNI OF QUEENSLAND PRESS
    RRP: $20.00

    Price: $20.00
  • VENGEANCE - 2ND HAND
    VENGEANCE - 2ND HAND
    BLACK BENJAMIN
    ISBN: 9780330545815
    Title: VENGEANCE - 2ND HAND
    Author: BLACK BENJAMIN
    Format: HARD COVER
    Publishing status: ACTIVE TITLE

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

    Why would suicide need a witness?On the east coast of Ireland, Victor Delahaye, one of the country's most prominent citizens, takes his business partner's son out sailing. But once at sea, Davy Clancy is horrified to witness Delahaye take out a gun and shoot himself dead.This strange event captures the attention of Detective Inspector Hackett and his friend Pathologist Doctor Quirke. The Delahayes and Clancys have been rivals for generations and the suicide lays bare the perplexing characters at the heart of the mystery, from Mona, Delahaye's toxic young widow, to Jonas and James, his strange, enigmatic twin sons; and Jack Clancy, his down-trodden, womanizing partner. And when a second death occurs, one even more shocking than the first, Quirke begins to realise that terrible secrets lie buried within these entangled families; and that in this world of jealousy, ruthless ambition and pride – nothing is quite as it seems...


    Imprint: MANTLE
    RRP: $25.00

    Price: $25.00
  • VICTORIAN LONDON : THE LIFE OF A CITY 1840-1870 - 2ND HAND
    VICTORIAN LONDON : THE LIFE OF A CITY 1840-1870 - 2ND HAND
    PICARD LIZA
    ISBN: 9780297847335
    Title: VICTORIAN LONDON : THE LIFE OF A CITY 1840-1870 - 2ND HAND
    Author: PICARD LIZA
    Format: HARD COVER
    Publishing status: ACTIVE TITLE

    A near fine copy, pages beginning to tan, in a near fine dust jacket. First edition.

    Like her previous books, this book is the product of the author's passionate interest in the realities of everyday life - and the conditions in which most people lived - so often left out of history books. This period of mid Victorian London covers a huge span: Victoria's wedding and the place of the royals in popular esteem; how the very poor lived, the underworld, prostitution, crime, prisons and transportation; the public utilities - Bazalgette on sewers and road design, Chadwick on pollution and sanitation; private charities - Peabody, Burdett Coutts - and workhouses; new terraced housing and transport, trains, omnibuses and the Underground; furniture and decor; families and the position of women; the prosperous middle classes and their new shops, e.g. Peter Jones, Harrods; entertaining and servants, food and drink; unlimited liability and bankruptcy; the rich, the marriage market, taxes and anti-semitism; the Empire, recruitment and press-gangs. The period begins with the closing of the Fleet and Marshalsea prisons and ends with the first (steam-operated) Underground trains and the first Gilbert & Sullivan. All the splendours and horrors of Victorian life will be vividly recalled.

    Imprint: WEIDENFELD & NICOLSON
    RRP: $40.00

    Price: $40.00
  • VOX - 2ND HAND
    VOX - 2ND HAND
    BAKER NICHOLSON
    ISBN: 9780394589954
    Title: VOX - 2ND HAND
    Author: BAKER NICHOLSON
    Format: HARD COVER
    Publishing status: SECOND HAND

    A very good copy, gift inscription to half title, in a very good dust jacket. Reprint.

    Baker has written a novel that remaps the territory of sex--solitary and telephonic, lyrical and profane, comfortable and dangerous. Written in the form of a phone conversation between two strangers, Vox is an erotic classic that places the author in the first rank of America's major writers

    Imprint: RANDOM US
    RRP: $15.00

    Price: $15.00
  • 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
  • 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
  • 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
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