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  • AUSTRALIAN SEAFOOD HANDBOOK : IMPORTED SPECIES - 2ND HAND
    AUSTRALIAN SEAFOOD HANDBOOK : IMPORTED SPECIES - 2ND HAND
    YEARSLEY / WARD (EDS)
    ISBN: 9781876996314
    Title: AUSTRALIAN SEAFOOD HANDBOOK : IMPORTED SPECIES - 2ND HAND
    Author: YEARSLEY / WARD (EDS)
    Format: HARD COVER
    Publishing status: ACTIVE TITLE

    A near fine copy. Illustrated boards. Issued without dust jacket.

    An essential reference for all professional fishers, fishmongers, processors, biologists and seafood consumers. Over 350 species of finfishes, shellfishes, as well as crustaceans, jellyfishes, molluscs, sea cucumbers and sea urchins, are included in this comprehensive, user-friendly full colour identification guide.

    Imprint: CSIRO PUBLICATIONS
    RRP: $30.00

    Price: $30.00
  • BASTARD OF A PLACE : THE AUSTRALIANS IN PAPUA - 2ND HAND
    BASTARD OF A PLACE : THE AUSTRALIANS IN PAPUA - 2ND HAND
    BRUNE PETER
    ISBN: 9781741140118
    Title: BASTARD OF A PLACE : THE AUSTRALIANS IN PAPUA - 2ND HAND
    Author: BRUNE PETER
    Format: HARD COVER
    Publishing status: SECOND HAND

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

    The story of the five battles that changed Australia forever, this compelling narrative incorporates hundreds of interviews with the soldiers who fought at Kokoda, Milne Bay, Gona, Buna, and Sanananda in 1942 and 1943. Revealed are the very real and engaging experiences of Generals MacArthur and Blamey and other senior Australian commanders who sacrificed many of their senior field officers as scapegoats to protect their own positions, assisted in the making of false legends, and lied about the outcome of the men who fought the battles.

    Imprint: ALLEN AND UNWIN
    RRP: $30.00

    Price: $30.00
  • 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
  • BEAT COLLECTION - 2ND HAND
    BEAT COLLECTION - 2ND HAND
    MILES BARRY (ED)
    ISBN: 9781852272647
    Title: BEAT COLLECTION - 2ND HAND
    Author: MILES BARRY (ED)
    Format: HARD COVER
    Publishing status: SECOND HAND

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

    The New York Times bestselling author and Beat expert Barry Miles pulls together writings by both the most influential and the lesser-known figures involved in the movement, including Jack Kerouac, Lawrence Ferlinghetti, Frank O'Hara and Diane DiPrima. An essential collection of writings encapsulating the Beat vibe and demonstrating why this group of writers continues to fascinate and inspire countless readers young and old.



    Imprint: VIRGIN
    RRP: $25.00

    Price: $25.00
  • 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
  • BENTLEY - 2ND HAND
    BENTLEY - 2ND HAND
    SAVAGE BRENT
    ISBN: 9781741968170
    Title: BENTLEY - 2ND HAND
    Author: SAVAGE BRENT
    Format: HARD COVER
    Publishing status: ACTIVE TITLE

    A near fine copy, illustrated boards, issued without dust jacket. First edition.

    Creative young chef Brent Savage receives rave reviews for his hot Sydney restaurant Bentley Restaurant & Bar. Brent s globally influenced, cutting-edge food is often described as art on a plate . This book reveals the secrets behind his creations in an accessible, engaging manner, and it will inspire the spirational home cook, the apprentice chef and the seasoned professional alike. With step-by-step photography and instructions on modern cooking techniques, such as sous vide (cooking in the bag), replicating the dishes in the home kitchen with professional flair is guaranteed. Recipes include tapas, entr es, mains, desserts and cocktails to wow.

    Imprint: MURDOCH BOOKS
    RRP: $40.00

    Price: $40.00
  • 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
  • BETJEMAN : THE BONUS OF LAUGHTER - 2ND HAND
    BETJEMAN : THE BONUS OF LAUGHTER - 2ND HAND
    HILLIER BEVIS
    ISBN: 9780719564956
    Title: BETJEMAN : THE BONUS OF LAUGHTER - 2ND HAND
    Author: HILLIER BEVIS
    Format: HARD COVER
    Publishing status: SECOND HAND

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

    John Betjeman was the most read of living poets and, at his death in 1984, was the most loved. Here he is portrayed by Bevis Hillier in 'one of the richest and most entertaining biographies of recent times.'

    In this final volume, Betjeman is at the height of his fame, universally adopted as Teddy Bear to the Nation. By now he is known not just as a poet, but as a television personality too. He is also the essential public face of conservation, fighting - not always with great efficiency or success - to save our heritage. We live with him the triumph of Summoned by Bells, his richly emotional autobiography in verse, but also follow his tribulations as Poet Laureate, despairingly in search of inspiration in the bombastic events of royal and public life. Perhaps least expected of all is the pleasure he found in Banana Blush, the poems he recorded to the music of Jim Parker.

    As before, Bevis Hillier reveals the origins of Betjeman's most loved poems; brings to life his loves and enthusiasms; shows how important his religion, his love of laughter and his often hidden kindnesses were in his life; and reminds us of his particular hates.



    Imprint: JOHN MURRAY
    RRP: $35.00

    Price: $35.00
  • 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: SECOND HAND

    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
  • BOOK OF DAVE - 2ND HAND
    BOOK OF DAVE - 2ND HAND
    SELF WILL
    ISBN: 9780670914432
    Title: BOOK OF DAVE - 2ND HAND
    Author: SELF WILL
    Format: HARD COVER
    Publishing status: SECOND HAND

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

    The Book of Dave is Booker-shortlisted author Will Self's dazzling sixth novel What if a demented London cabbie called Dave Rudman wrote a book to his estranged son to give him some fatherly advice? What if that book was buried in Hampstead and hundreds of years later, when rising sea levels have put London underwater, spawned a religion? What if one man decided to question life according to Dave? And what if Dave had indeed made a mistake? Shuttling between the recent past and a far-off future where England is terribly altered, The Book of Dave is a strange and troubling mirror held up to our times: disturbing, satirizing and vilifying who and what we think we are. At once a meditation upon the nature of received religion, a love story, a caustic satire of contemporary urban life and a historical detective story set in the far future - this compulsive novel will be enjoyed by readers everywhere, including fans of Martin Amis and Anthony Burgess's A Clockwork Orange. 'Vivid, visceral and breathtakingly ambitious, this is Self's best yet' GQ 'Mindboggling ...darkly hilarious ...A fascinating book' Evening Standard Will Self is the author of nine novels including Cock and Bull; My Idea of Fun; Great Apes; How the Dead Live; Dorian, an Imitation; The Book of Dave; The Butt; Walking to Hollywood and Umbrella, which was shortlisted for the Man Booker Prize. He has written five collections of shorter fiction and three novellas: The Quantity Theory of Insanity; Grey Area; License to Hug; The Sweet Smell of Psychosis; Design Faults in the Volvo 760 Turbo; Tough, Tough Toys for Tough, Tough Boys; Dr. Mukti and Other Tales of Woe and Liver: A Fictional Organ with a Surface Anatomy of Four Lobes. Self has also compiled a number of nonfiction works, including The Undivided Self: Selected Stories; Junk Mail; Perfidious Man; Sore Sites; Feeding Frenzy; Psychogeography; Psycho Too and The Unbearable Lightness of Being a Prawn Cracker.


    Imprint: PENGUIN BOOKS
    RRP: $20.00

    Price: $20.00
  • 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. Signed

    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: $35.00

    Price: $35.00
  • BRIGHTNESS FALLS - 2ND HAND
    BRIGHTNESS FALLS - 2ND HAND
    MCINERNEY JAY
    ISBN: 9780747511526
    Title: BRIGHTNESS FALLS - 2ND HAND
    Author: MCINERNEY JAY
    Format: HARD COVER
    Publishing status: SECOND HAND

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

    Corrine Calloway is a young stockbroker on Wall Street, her husband Russell an underpaid but ambitious publishing editor. The happily married couple head into New York's 1980s gold rush, awash with prospects and promise, where the best and brightest vie with the worst and most craven for riches, fame and the love of beautiful people. But the Calloways soon discover that what goes up must come crashing down, both on Wall Street and at home. Brightness Falls captures lives-in-the-making: men and women confronting adulthood with wit and low behaviour, fear and confusion, and, just occasionally, a little honesty and decency.

    Imprint: BLOOMSBURY
    RRP: $15.00

    Price: $15.00
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