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  • AUTOBIOGRAPHY OF MARK TWAIN : VOLUME 2 - 2NDHAND
    AUTOBIOGRAPHY OF MARK TWAIN : VOLUME 2 - 2NDHAND
    TWAIN MARK
    ISBN: 9780520272781
    Title: AUTOBIOGRAPHY OF MARK TWAIN : VOLUME 2 - 2NDHAND
    Author: TWAIN MARK
    Format: HARD COVER
    Publishing status: SECOND HAND

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

    Mark Twains complete, uncensored Autobiography was an instant bestseller when the first volume was published in 2010, on the centennial of the authors death, as he requested. Published to rave reviews, the Autobiography was hailed as the capstone of Twains career. It captures his authentic and unsuppressed voice, speaking clearly from the grave and brimming with humor, ideas, and opinions. The eagerly-awaited Volume 2 delves deeper into Mark Twains life, uncovering the many roles he played in his private and public worlds. Filled with his characteristic blend of humor and ire, the narrative ranges effortlessly across the contemporary scene. He shares his views on writing and speaking, his preoccupation with money, and his contempt for the politics and politicians of his day. Affectionate and scathing by turns, his intractable curiosity and candor are everywhere on view. Editors: Benjamin Griffin and Harriet E. Smith Associate Editors: Victor Fischer, Michael B. Frank, Sharon K. Goetz and Leslie Diane Myrick

    Imprint: UNIVERISTY OF CALIFORNIA
    RRP: $50.00

    Price: $50.00
  • AVENUE OF MYSTERIES - 2ND HAND
    AVENUE OF MYSTERIES - 2ND HAND
    IRVING JOHN
    ISBN: 9781451664164
    Title: AVENUE OF MYSTERIES - 2ND HAND
    Author: IRVING JOHN
    Format: HARD COVER
    Publishing status: SECOND HAND

    A near fine copy in like dust jacket. Reprint.

    As we grow older - most of all, in what we remember and what we dream - we live in the past. Sometimes, we live more vividly in the past than in the present.

    As an older man, Juan Diego will take a trip to the Philippines, but his dreams and memories will travel with him; he is most alive in his childhood and early adolescence in Mexico. 'An aura of fate had marked him,' John Irving writes. 'The chain of events, the links in our lives - what leads us where we're going, the courses we follow to our ends, what we don't see coming, and what we do - all this can be mysterious, or simply unseen, or even obvious.'

    Avenue of Mysteries is the story of what happens to Juan Diego in the Philippines, where what happened to him in the past - in Mexico - collides with his future.


    Imprint: SIMON & SCHUSTER
    RRP: $18.00

    Price: $18.00
  • BAD GIRL - 2ND HAND
    BAD GIRL - 2ND HAND
    LLOSA MARIO VARGAS
    ISBN: 9780571234103
    Title: BAD GIRL - 2ND HAND
    Author: LLOSA MARIO VARGAS
    Format: HARD COVER
    Publishing status: ACTIVE TITLE

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

    Ricardo Somocurcio is in love with a bad girl. He loves her as a teenager known as 'Lily' in Lima in 1950, where she claims to be from Chile but vanishes the moment her claim is exposed as fiction. He loves her next in Paris as 'Comrade Arlette', an activist en route to Cuba, an icy, remote lover who denies knowing anything about the Lily of years gone by. Whoever the bad girl turns up as, and however poorly she treats him, Ricardo is doomed to worship her. Gifted liar and irresistible, maddening muse - does Ricardo ever know who she really is?

    Imprint: FABER AND FABER
    RRP: $28.00

    Price: $28.00
  • BATHERS PAVILION COOKBOOK - 2ND HAND
    BATHERS PAVILION COOKBOOK - 2ND HAND
    ALEXANDER VICTORIA / HARRIS GENEVIEVE
    ISBN: 9780898157567
    Title: BATHERS PAVILION COOKBOOK - 2ND HAND
    Author: ALEXANDER VICTORIA / HARRIS GENEVIEVE
    Format: HARD COVER
    Publishing status: ACTIVE TITLE

    A near fine copy in like dust jacket.

    A collection of seventy dishes which draw on the cultures and ingredients that make up Australian cooking, with cuisine which blends local tastes with Mediterranean accents and local herbs.

    Imprint: TEN SPEED PRESS
    RRP: $25.00

    Price: $25.00
  • BAUDOLINO - 2ND HAND
    BAUDOLINO - 2ND HAND
    ECO UMBERTO
    ISBN: 9780436276033
    Title: BAUDOLINO - 2ND HAND
    Author: ECO UMBERTO
    Format: HARD COVER
    Publishing status: SECOND HAND

    A very good copy, pages tanned , boards a little rubbed, in a very good, bright, cleanand chipped, dust jacket. First edition.

    Eco returns to the Middle Ages with Baudolino - a wondrous, provocative, beguiling tale of history, myth, and invention. It is April, 1204, and Constantinople, the splendid capital of the Byzantine Empire, is being sacked and burned by the knights of the fourth Crusade. Amid the carnage and confusion, one Baudolino saves a Byzantine historian and high court official from certain death at the hands of the crusading warriors, and proceeds to tell his own fantastical story. Born a simple peasant in northern Italy, Baudolino has two major gifts - a talent for learning foreign languages and skill in telling lies. One day, when still a boy, he met a foreign commander in the woods, charming him with his quick wit and lively mind. The commander - who proves to be the emperor Frederick Barbarossa - adopts Baudolino and sends him to the university in Paris, where he makes a number of fearless, adventurous friends. Spurred on by myths and their own reveries, this merry band sets out in search of Prester John, a legendary priest-king who was said to rule over a vast kingdom in the East - a phantasmagorical land of strange creatures with eyes on their shoulders and mouths on their stomachs, of eunuchs, unicorns, and lovely maidens. As always with Eco, this abundant novel includes dazzling digressions, outrageous tricks, pages of extraordinary feeling and poetry, and vicarious reflections on our postmodern age. Baudolino is an utterly marvelous tale by the inimitable author of The Name of the Rose.

    Imprint: SECKER & WARBURG
    RRP: $18.00

    Price: $18.00
  • BECASSE : INSPIRATIONS AND FLAVOURS - 2ND HAND
    BECASSE : INSPIRATIONS AND FLAVOURS - 2ND HAND
    NORTH JUSTIN
    ISBN: 9781740664028
    Title: BECASSE : INSPIRATIONS AND FLAVOURS - 2ND HAND
    Author: NORTH JUSTIN
    Format: HARD COVER
    Publishing status: ACTIVE TITLE

    A near fine copy in a very good dust jacket. First edition. Signed.

    ustin North is the rising talent behind Sydney restaurant Becasse, and at the heart of his food is a love of great produce. In this sumptuous collection of recipes, photographs and travelogue, Justin visits a blood orange orchard in the Riverina, a squab pigeon farm in Victoria, a fishing village on the east coast of Tasmania and many places in between. He follows truffles, tuna, goat's cheese and wagyu beef around the country and meets the people and landscapes behind his favourite produce. Chapter by chapter, Justin creates mouth-watering recipes on each theme. Becasse is set to change your approach to food.

    Imprint: HARDIE GRANT BOOKS
    RRP: $60.00

    Price: $60.00
  • BEGINNING OF INFINITY : Explanations That Transform the World - 2ND HAND
    BEGINNING OF INFINITY : Explanations That Transform the World - 2ND HAND
    DEUTSCH DAVID
    ISBN: 9780670022755
    Title: BEGINNING OF INFINITY : Explanations That Transform the World - 2ND HAND
    Author: DEUTSCH DAVID
    Format: HARD COVER
    Publishing status: SECOND HAND

    A very good copy in like dust jacket.

    The New York Times bestseller: A provocative, imaginative exploration of the nature and progress of knowledge

    In this groundbreaking book, award-winning physicist David Deutsch argues that explanations have a fundamental place in the universe—and that improving them is the basic regulating principle of all successful human endeavor. Taking us on a journey through every fundamental field of science, as well as the history of civilization, art, moral values, and the theory of political institutions, Deutsch tracks how we form new explanations and drop bad ones, explaining the conditions under which progress—which he argues is potentially boundless—can and cannot happen. Hugely ambitious and highly original, The Beginning of Infinity explores and establishes deep connections between the laws of nature, the human condition, knowledge, and the possibility for progress.

    Imprint: VIKING
    RRP: $20.00

    Price: $20.00
  • BESS OF HARDWICK : First Lady of Chatsworth 1527-1608 - 2NDHAND
    BESS OF HARDWICK : First Lady of Chatsworth 1527-1608 - 2NDHAND
    LOVELL MARY S
    ISBN: 9780316724821
    Title: BESS OF HARDWICK : First Lady of Chatsworth 1527-1608 - 2NDHAND
    Author: LOVELL MARY S
    Format: HARD COVER
    Publishing status: SECOND HAND

    A very good copy in like dustjacket. First edition.

    Bess of Hardwick was one of the most remarkable women of the Tudor era. Gently-born in reduced circumstances, she was married at 15 and when she was widowed at 16, she was still a virgin. At 19 she married a man more than twice her age, Sir William Cavendish, a senior auditor in King Henry VIII's Court of Augmentations. Responsible for seizing church properties for the crown during the Dissolution, Cavendish enriched himself in the process. During the reign of King Edward VI, Cavendish was the Treasurer to the boy king and sisters, and he and Bess moved in the highest levels of society. They had a London home and built Chatsworth House in Derbyshire. After Cavendish's death her third husband was poisoned by his brother. Bess' fourth marriage to the patrician George, 6th Earl of Shrewsbury, Earl Marshall of England, made Bess one of the most important women at court. Her shrewd business acumen was a byword, and she was said to have 'a masculine understanding', in that age when women had little education and few legal rights. The Earl's death made her arguably the wealthiest, and therefore - next to the Queen - the most powerful woman in the country.


    Imprint: LITTLE BROWN
    RRP: $28.00

    Price: $28.00
  • BIG FAT DUCK COOKBOOK - 2ND HAND
    BIG FAT DUCK COOKBOOK - 2ND HAND
    BLUMENTHAL HESTON
    ISBN: 9780747583691
    Title: BIG FAT DUCK COOKBOOK - 2ND HAND
    Author: BLUMENTHAL HESTON
    Format: SLIP CASE
    Publishing status: ACTIVE TITLE

    A near fine copy in a slipcase showing some signs of wear.

    In this enormous, beautiful book, we hear the full story of the meteoric rise of Heston Blumenthal and The Fat Duck, birthplace of snail porridge and bacon-and-egg ice cream, and encounter the passion, perfection and weird science behind the man and the restaurant. Heston Blumenthal is widely acknowledged to be a genius, and The Fat Duck has twice been voted the Best Restaurant in the World by a peer group of top chefs.But he is entirely self-taught, and the story of his restaurant has broken every rule in the book. His success has been borne out of his pure obsession, endless invention and a childish curiosity into how things work - whether it's how smell affects taste, what different flavours mean to us on a biological level, or how temperature is distributed in the centre of a souffle.With an introduction by Harold McGee, incredible colour photographs throughout, illustrations by Dave McKean, multiple ribbons, real cloth binding and a gorgeous slip case, The Big Fat Duck Cookbook is not only the nearest thing to an autobiography from the world's most fascinating chef, but also a stunning, colourful and joyous work of art.In the first section of The Big Fat Duck Cookbook, History - we learn the history of the restaurant, from its humble beginnings to its third Michelin star (the day Heston received the news of this he had been wondering how exactly he would be able to pay his staff that month). In section 2- Recipes we meet 50 of his signature recipes - sardine on toast sorbet, salmon poached with liquorice, hot and iced tea, chocolate wine - which, while challenging for anyone not equipped with ice baths, dehydrators, vacuum pumps and nitrogen on tap, will inspire home cooks and chefs alike. Finally in the third section, Science, we hear from the experts whose scientific know-how has contributed to Heston's topsy-turvy world, on subjects as diverse as synaesthesia, creaminess and flavour expectation.

    Imprint: BLOOMSBURY
    RRP: $150.00

    Price: $150.00
  • BIRTHDAY LETTERS - 2ND HAND
    BIRTHDAY LETTERS - 2ND HAND
    HUGHES TED
    ISBN: 9780571194728
    Title: BIRTHDAY LETTERS - 2ND HAND
    Author: HUGHES TED
    Format: HARD COVER
    Publishing status: ACTIVE TITLE

    A near fine copy in like dust jacket. Reprint.

    To read [Birthday Letters] is to experience the psychic equivalent of the bends'. It takes you down to levels of pressure where the undertruths of sadness and endurance leave you gasping.The book's contents are unfailingly interesting, but what makes Birthday Letters a poetic as opposed to a publishing landmark is the valency of the poetry itself.The poems give the impression of utterance, avalanching towards vision.' Seamus Heaney, Irish Times


    Imprint: FABER AND FABER
    RRP: $25.00

    Price: $25.00
  • BIT ON THE SIDE - 2ND HAND
    BIT ON THE SIDE - 2ND HAND
    TREVOR WILLIAM
    ISBN: 9780670915071
    Title: BIT ON THE SIDE - 2ND HAND
    Author: TREVOR WILLIAM
    Format: HARD COVER
    Publishing status: ACTIVE TITLE

    A very good copy in a near fine dust jacket. Reprint.

    William Trevor was born in 1928 at Mitchelstown, County Cork, and he spent his childhood in provincial Ireland. He attended a number of Irish schools and later Trinity College, Dublin. He is a member of the Irish Academy of Letters. He has written many novels, including The Old Boys (1964), winner of the Hawthornden Prize; The Children of Dynmouth (1976) and Fools of Fortune (1983), both winners of the Whitbread Fiction Award; The Silence in the Garden (1988), winner of the Yorkshire Post Book of the Year Award; Two Lives (1991), which was shortlisted for the Sunday Express Book of the Year Award and includes the Booker shortlisted novella Reading Turgenev; and Felicia's Journey (1994), which won both the Whitbread Book of the Year and the Sunday Express Book of the Year awards. A celebrated short-story writer, William Trevor's latest collection, After Rain, is forthcoming in Penguin. He is also the editor of The Oxford Book of Irish Short Stor



    Imprint: PENGUIN BOOKS
    RRP: $20.00

    Price: $20.00
  • BODY ARTIST - 2ND HAND
    BODY ARTIST - 2ND HAND
    DELILLO DON
    ISBN: 9780330484954
    Title: BODY ARTIST - 2ND HAND
    Author: DELILLO DON
    Format: HARD COVER
    Publishing status: SECOND HAND

    A very good copy, pages beginning to tan, previous owners name to free front endpaper, in a very good dust jacket. First edition.

    he "Body Artist" opens with a breakfast scene in a rambling rented house somewhere on the New England coast. We meet Lauren Hartke, the Body Artist of the title, and her husband Rey Robles, a much older, thrice-married director. Through their delicate, intimate, half-complete thoughts and words DeLillo proves himself a stunningly unsentimental observer of marriage, and of the idiosyncrasies that both isolate and bind us. Rey says he's taking a drive and he does, all the way to the Manhattan apartment of his first wife, where he shoots himself. Lauren is left alone, or so she thinks. She is soon to discover, however, that there is a stranger in the house. An eerily gifted individual who often speaks in Rey's voice or in her own, who knows both intimate moments of their past life and things that haven't yet happened. A lean, sad, beautiful novel, "The Body Artist" is pure DeLillo.


    Imprint: PICADOR
    RRP: $18.00

    Price: $18.00
  • BOOK LIFE  : The Life and Times of David Scott Mitchell - 2nd hand
    BOOK LIFE : The Life and Times of David Scott Mitchell - 2nd hand
    CHANIN EILEEN
    ISBN: 9781921509872
    Title: BOOK LIFE : The Life and Times of David Scott Mitchell - 2nd hand
    Author: CHANIN EILEEN
    Format: HARD COVER
    Publishing status: ACTIVE TITLE

    A near fine copy. Illustarted boards.


    Australia's greatest book collector, David Scott Mitchell, gave his extraordinary library and a bequest for its development to the people of Sydney and the world. This is the first comprehensive account of his life and what, how, and why he collected, told through his books, reading, and contemporary correspondence. Mitchell's life and his collecting opens a window on the world of ideas, literature, libraries, and philanthropy in the nineteenth century.

    Imprint: AUSTRALIAN SCHOLARLY
    RRP: $40.00

    Price: $40.00
  • BOUCHON - 2ND HAND
    BOUCHON - 2ND HAND
    KELLER THOMAS
    ISBN: 9781579652395
    Title: BOUCHON - 2ND HAND
    Author: KELLER THOMAS
    Format: HARD COVER
    Publishing status: ACTIVE TITLE

    A near fine copy in like dust jacket. Reprint

    Thomas Keller, chef/proprieter of Napa Valley's French Laundry, is passionate about bistro cooking. He believes fervently that the real art of cooking lies in elevating to excellence the simplest ingredients; that bistro cooking embodies at once a culinary ethos of generosity, economy, and simplicity; that the techniques at its foundation are profound, and the recipes at its heart have a powerful ability to nourish and please. So enamored is he of this older, more casual type of cooking that he opened the restaurant Bouchon, right next door to the French Laundry, so he could satisfy a craving for a perfectly made quiche, or a gratineed onion soup, or a simple but irresistible roasted chicken. Now "Bouchon," the cookbook, embodies this cuisine in all its sublime simplicity. But let's begin at the real beginning. For Keller, great cooking is all about the virtue of process and attention to detail. Even in the humblest dish, the extra thought is evident, which is why this food tastes so amazing: The onions for the onion soup are caramelized for five hours; lamb cheeks are used for the navarin; basic but essential refinements every step of the way make for the cleanest flavors, the brightest vegetables, the perfect balance--whether of fat to acid for a vinaigrette, of egg to liquid for a custard, of salt to meat for a duck confit. Because versatility as a cook is achieved through learning foundations, Keller and Bouchon executive chef Jeff Cerciello illuminate all the key points of technique along the way: how a two-inch ring makes for a perfect quiche; how to recognize the right hazelnut brown for a brown butter sauce; how far to caramelize sugar for different uses. But learning and refinement aside--oh those recipes Steamed mussels with saffron, bourride, trout grenobloise with its parsley, lemon, and croutons; steak frites, beef bourguignon, chicken in the pot--all exquisitely crafted. And those immortal desserts: the tarte Tatin, the chocolate mousse, the lemon tart, the profiteroles with chocolate sauce. In "Bouchon," you get to experience them in impeccably realized form. This is a book to cherish, with its alluring mix of recipes and the author's knowledge, warmth, and wit: "I find this a hopeful time for the pig," says Keller about our yearning for the flavor that has been bred out of pork. So let your imagination transport you back to the burnished warmth of an old-fashioned French bistro, pull up a stool to the zinc bar or slide into a banquette, and treat yourself to truly great preparations that have not just withstood the vagaries of fashion, but have improved with time. Welcome to "Bouchon. "

    Imprint: ARTISAN
    RRP: $50.00

    Price: $50.00
  • BREATH - 2ND HAND
    BREATH - 2ND HAND
    WINTOM TIM
    ISBN: 9780241015308
    Title: BREATH - 2ND HAND
    Author: WINTOM TIM
    Format: HARD COVER
    Publishing status: SECOND HAND

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

    When paramedic Bruce Pike is called out to deal with another teenage adventure gone wrong, he knows better than his partner - better than the parents - what happened and how. Thirty years before, that dead boy could have been him.

    'It's unlikely Winton has ever written as well as he writes in Breath... Its seeming simplicity is deceptive, for beneath its pared-back surfaces lies all the steel of a major novelist operating at full throttle in a territory he has spent 25 years making his own.'James Bradley, THE AGE'

    A novelist who, to a peerless degree, has learnt how to do it...Breath seems to cut through everything, and to speak with unusual honesty.' Philip Hensher, SPECTATOR

    'An absorbing, powerful and deeply beautiful novel, a meditation on surfing which becomes a rumination about the very stuff of existence.' Helen Gordon, THE OBSERVER

    'This brilliant book may well turn out to be the finest thing that Winton has done.'Andrew Riemer, SYDNEY MORNING HERALD

    'Breath is about moving out of your depth, getting in over your head, having your soul damaged beyond repair ...But against all this pointless sorrow, there remains the evanescent beauty of the world, and Winton matches that with limitlessly beautiful prose.'Carolyn See, WASHINGTON POST


    Imprint: PENGUIN BOOKS
    RRP: $25.00

    Price: $25.00
  • BRIEF HISTORY OF SEVEN KILLINGS - 2ND HAND
    BRIEF HISTORY OF SEVEN KILLINGS - 2ND HAND
    JAMES MARLON
    ISBN: 9781780745879
    Title: BRIEF HISTORY OF SEVEN KILLINGS - 2ND HAND
    Author: JAMES MARLON
    Format: HARD COVER
    Publishing status: ACTIVE TITLE

    A near fine copy in like dust jacket. Reprint.

    Jamaica, 1976: Seven men storm Bob Marley's house with machine guns blazing. The reggae superstar survives, but leaves Jamaica the following day, not to return for two years.

    Inspired by this near-mythic event, A Brief History of Seven Killings is an imagined oral biography, told by ghosts, witnesses, killers, members of parliament, drug dealers, conmen, beauty queens, FBI and CIA agents, reporters, journalists, and even Keith Richards' drug dealer. Marlon James's dazzling novel is a tour de force. It traverses strange landscapes and shady characters, as motivations are examined - and questions asked - in a masterpiece of imagination.

    Imprint: ONE WORLD
    RRP: $50.00

    Price: $50.00
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