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  • 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
  • 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
  • BRING UP THE BODIES - 2ND HAND
    BRING UP THE BODIES - 2ND HAND
    MANTEL HILARY
    ISBN: 9780007315093
    Title: BRING UP THE BODIES - 2ND HAND
    Author: MANTEL HILARY
    Format: HARD COVER
    Publishing status: SECOND HAND

    A very good copy in a very good, rubbed dust jacket. Reprint.

    The Man Booker-winning sequel to the Man Booker-winning Wolf Hall. 'My boy Thomas, give him a dirty look and he'll gouge your eye out. Trip him, and he'll cut off your leg,' says Walter Cromwell in the year 1500. 'But if you don't cut across him he's a very gentleman. And he'll stand anyone a drink.' By 1535 Thomas Cromwell, the blacksmith's son, is far from his humble origins. Chief Minister to Henry VIII, his fortunes have risen with those of Anne Boleyn, Henry's second wife, for whose sake Henry has broken with Rome and created his own church. But Henry's actions have forced England into dangerous isolation, and Anne has failed to do what she promised: bear a son to secure the Tudor line. When Henry visits Wolf Hall, Cromwell watches as Henry falls in love with the silent, plain Jane Seymour. The minister sees what is at stake: not just the king's pleasure, but the safety of the nation. As he eases a way through the sexual politics of the court, its miasma of gossip, he must negotiate a 'truth' that will satisfy Henry and secure his own career. But neither minister nor king will emerge undamaged from the bloody theatre of Anne's final days. In 'Bring up the Bodies', sequel to the Man Booker Prize-winning 'Wolf Hall', Hilary Mantel explores one of the most mystifying and frightening episodes in English history: the destruction of Anne Boleyn. This Man Booker-longlisted novel is a speaking picture, an audacious vision of Tudor England that sheds its light on the modern world. It is the work of one of our great writers at the height of her powers.

    Imprint: FOURTH ESTATE
    RRP: $18.00

    Price: $18.00
  • BRING UP THE BODIES - 2ND HAND
    BRING UP THE BODIES - 2ND HAND
    MANTEL HILARY
    ISBN: 9780805090031
    Title: BRING UP THE BODIES - 2ND HAND
    Author: MANTEL HILARY
    Format: HARD COVER
    Publishing status: ACTIVE TITLE

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

    The Man Booker-winning sequel to the Man Booker-winning Wolf Hall. 'My boy Thomas, give him a dirty look and he'll gouge your eye out. Trip him, and he'll cut off your leg,' says Walter Cromwell in the year 1500. 'But if you don't cut across him he's a very gentleman. And he'll stand anyone a drink.' By 1535 Thomas Cromwell, the blacksmith's son, is far from his humble origins. Chief Minister to Henry VIII, his fortunes have risen with those of Anne Boleyn, Henry's second wife, for whose sake Henry has broken with Rome and created his own church. But Henry's actions have forced England into dangerous isolation, and Anne has failed to do what she promised: bear a son to secure the Tudor line. When Henry visits Wolf Hall, Cromwell watches as Henry falls in love with the silent, plain Jane Seymour. The minister sees what is at stake: not just the king's pleasure, but the safety of the nation. As he eases a way through the sexual politics of the court, its miasma of gossip, he must negotiate a 'truth' that will satisfy Henry and secure his own career. But neither minister nor king will emerge undamaged from the bloody theatre of Anne's final days. In 'Bring up the Bodies', sequel to the Man Booker Prize-winning 'Wolf Hall', Hilary Mantel explores one of the most mystifying and frightening episodes in English history: the destruction of Anne Boleyn. This Man Booker-longlisted novel is a speaking picture, an audacious vision of Tudor England that sheds its light on the modern world. It is the work of one of our great writers at the height of her powers.


    Imprint: HENRY HOLT
    RRP: $35.00

    Price: $35.00
  • BRITAIN AFTER ROME : THE FALL AND RISE 400-1070 - 2ND HAND
    BRITAIN AFTER ROME : THE FALL AND RISE 400-1070 - 2ND HAND
    FLEMING ROBIN
    ISBN: 9780713990645
    Title: BRITAIN AFTER ROME : THE FALL AND RISE 400-1070 - 2ND HAND
    Author: FLEMING ROBIN
    Format: HARD COVER
    Publishing status: ACTIVE TITLE

    A near fine copy in like dust jacket.

    The enormous hoard of beautiful gold military objects found in 2009 in a field in Staffordshire has focused huge attention on the mysterious world of 7th and 8th century Britain.Clearly the product of a sophisticated, wealthy, highly militarized society, the objects beg innumerable questions about how we are to understand the people who once walked across the same landscape we inhabit, who are our ancestors and yet left such a slight record of their presence.

    Britain after Rome brings together a wealth of research and imaginative engagement to bring us as close as we can hope to get to the tumultuous centuries between the departure of the Roman legions and the arrival of Norman invaders nearly seven centuries later. As towns fell into total decay, Christianity disappeared and wave upon wave of invaders swept across the island, it can be too easily assumed that life in Britain became intolerable - and yet this is the world in which modern languages and political arrangements were forged, a number of fascinating cultures rose and fell and tantalizing glimpses, principally through the study of buildings and burials, can be had of a surprising and resilient place.

    The result of a lifetime of work, Robin Fleming's major new addition to the Penguin History of Britain could not be more opportune. A richly enjoyable, varied and surprising book, Britain after Rome allows its readers to see Britain's history in a quite new light.


    Imprint: ALLEN LANE
    RRP: $55.00

    Price: $55.00
  • BULLY FOR BRONTOSAURUS : REFLECTIONS IN NATURAL HISTORY - 2ND HAND
    BULLY FOR BRONTOSAURUS : REFLECTIONS IN NATURAL HISTORY - 2ND HAND
    GOULD STEPHEN JAY
    ISBN: 9780091747626
    Title: BULLY FOR BRONTOSAURUS : REFLECTIONS IN NATURAL HISTORY - 2ND HAND
    Author: GOULD STEPHEN JAY
    Format: HARD COVER
    Publishing status: SECOND HAND

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

    n this collection of essays, Gould exposes muddled thinking about matters biological, and makes the point that evolution is not a ladder but a bush ever dividing, branching and making twigs.



    Imprint: RADIUS
    RRP: $22.00

    Price: $22.00
  • CAMPION AND CURTIS IN THE KITCHEN - 2ND HAND
    CAMPION AND CURTIS IN THE KITCHEN - 2ND HAND
    CAMPION ALLAN / CURTIS MICHELLE
    ISBN: 9781740640473
    Title: CAMPION AND CURTIS IN THE KITCHEN - 2ND HAND
    Author: CAMPION ALLAN / CURTIS MICHELLE
    Format: HARD COVER
    Publishing status: ACTIVE TITLE

    A near fine copy in like dust jacket.

    Campion and Curtis are chefs and food writers, and major contributors to the Australian food scene. In this book they have gathered together the dishes which have become the new classics of the Australian kitchen. Each recipe is surrounded by tips and ideas on adapting the dish to suit all tastes.

    Imprint: HARDIE GRANT BOOKS
    RRP: $25.00

    Price: $25.00
  • CAVIAR : THE STRANGE HISTORY AND UNCERTAIN FUTURE OF THE WORLDS MOST COVETED DELICACY - 2ND HAND
    CAVIAR : THE STRANGE HISTORY AND UNCERTAIN FUTURE OF THE WORLDS MOST COVETED DELICACY - 2ND HAND
    SAFFRON INGA
    ISBN: 9780767906234
    Title: CAVIAR : THE STRANGE HISTORY AND UNCERTAIN FUTURE OF THE WORLDS MOST COVETED DELICACY - 2ND HAND
    Author: SAFFRON INGA
    Format: HARD COVER
    Publishing status: ACTIVE TITLE

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

    In the tradition of "Cod and "Olives: a fascinating journey into the hidden history, culture, and commerce of caviar.
    Once merely a substitute for meat during religious fasts, today caviar is an icon of luxury and wealth. In "Caviar, Inga Saffron tells, for the first time, the story of how the virgin eggs of the prehistoric-looking, bottom-feeding sturgeon were transformed from a humble peasant food into a czar's delicacy-and ultimately a coveted status symbol for a rising middle class. She explores how the glistening black eggs became the epitome of culinary extravagance, while taking us on a revealing excursion into the murky world of caviar on the banks of the Volga River and Caspian Sea in Russia, the Elbe in Europe, and the Hudson and Delaware Rivers in the United States. At the same time, Saffron describes the complex industry caviar has spawned, illustrating the unfortunate consequences of mass marketing such a rare commodity.
    The story of caviar has long been one of conflict, crisis, extravagant claims, and colorful characters, such as the Greek sea captain who first discovered the secret method of transporting the perishable delicacy to Europe, the canny German businessmen who encountered a wealth of untapped sturgeon in American waters, the Russian Communists who created a sophisticated cartel to market caviar to an affluent Western clientele, the dirt-poor poachers who eked out a living from sturgeon in the aftermath of the Soviet collapse and the "caviar Mafia" that has risen in their wake, and the committed scientists who sacrificed their careers to keep caviar on our tables.
    Filled with lore and intrigue, "Caviar is a captivating work of culinary, natural, and cultural history.


    Imprint: BROADWAY BOOKS
    RRP: $22.00

    Price: $22.00
  • CHANTERELLE : THE STORY AND RECIPES OF A RESTAURANT CLASSIC - 2ND HAND
    CHANTERELLE : THE STORY AND RECIPES OF A RESTAURANT CLASSIC - 2ND HAND
    WALTUCK DAVID / FRIEDMAN ANDREW
    ISBN: 9781561589616
    Title: CHANTERELLE : THE STORY AND RECIPES OF A RESTAURANT CLASSIC - 2ND HAND
    Author: WALTUCK DAVID / FRIEDMAN ANDREW
    Format: HARD COVER
    Publishing status: ACTIVE TITLE

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

    Chef David Waltuck calls Chanterelle "a fantasy of a restaurant, dreamed up by a little, food-loving kid, that somehow, magically, came true." For over 28 years and from two different New York City locations, Chanterelle has broken the boundaries of French cooking, winning over such fans as Gael Greene, Richard Avedon, Keith Haring, and Malcolm Forbes along the way.

    Now, co-owner and co-founder Waltuck invites you into his bustling kitchen with a sumptuously illustrated cookbook chock-full of the recipes that have made Chanterelle a destination restaurant of international stature. From their signature Seafood Sausage and other fish and shellfish creations to salads and first courses, poultry and rabbit, meat and game, side dishes, and desserts, the book simply overflows with nouvelle cuisine classics. A must for anyone who has ever had the pleasure of dining there -- and perfect for professionals and the armchair market -- Chanterelle is a cookbook to savor.


    Imprint: TAUNTON PRESS
    RRP: $45.00

    Price: $45.00
  • CHARLEMAGNES TABLECLOTH : A PIQUANT HISTORY OF FEASTING - 2ND HAND
    CHARLEMAGNES TABLECLOTH : A PIQUANT HISTORY OF FEASTING - 2ND HAND
    FLETCHER NICHOLA
    ISBN: 9780297843436
    Title: CHARLEMAGNES TABLECLOTH : A PIQUANT HISTORY OF FEASTING - 2ND HAND
    Author: FLETCHER NICHOLA
    Format: HARD COVER
    Publishing status: SECOND HAND

    A very good copy in like dust jacket.

    Feasts, banquets and grand dinners have always played a vital role in our lives. They oil the wheels of diplomacy, smooth the paths of the ambitious and spread joy at family celebrations.

    Nichola Fletcher has selected the most colourful feasts in history to give a captivating account of why we enjoy gathering around a table to eat, drink and be merry. There is the extravagance of the high medieval and Renaissance, swallowing fathoms of blubber in North America, the exquisite refinement of the Japanese Tea ceremony - an eclectic collection of feasts from the flamboyant to the eccentric.

    Why did Charlemagne use an asbestos tablecloth at his feasts? What is the connection between Salvador Dali and the Aztecs? What links caviar to quinces? Nichola Fletcher answers these and many more questions in her compelling investigation of the feast in all its guises.

    Imprint: WEIDENFELD & NICOLSON
    RRP: $25.00

    Price: $25.00
  • CHARMAINE SOLOMONS COMPLETE VEGETARIAN COOKBOOK - 2ND HAND
    CHARMAINE SOLOMONS COMPLETE VEGETARIAN COOKBOOK - 2ND HAND
    SOLOMON CHARMAINE
    ISBN: 9780207184369
    Title: CHARMAINE SOLOMONS COMPLETE VEGETARIAN COOKBOOK - 2ND HAND
    Author: SOLOMON CHARMAINE
    Format: PAPER COVER
    Publishing status: ACTIVE TITLE

    A near fine copy.

    Whether you favor French, Greek, Italian, Lebanese, Indian, or Asian dishes, you will find dishes to suit your taste among the 600 delicious, easy-to-follow recipes designed to make your vegetarian cooking simple and pleasurable. Now available in paperback, a glossary of terms and ingredients, advice on combining dishes, and seasonal menus are also included.

    Imprint: HARPER COLLINS
    RRP: $25.00

    Price: $25.00
  • CHEMISTRY OF TEARS - 2NDHAND
    CHEMISTRY OF TEARS - 2NDHAND
    CAREY PETER
    ISBN: 9781926428154
    Title: CHEMISTRY OF TEARS - 2NDHAND
    Author: CAREY PETER
    Format: HARD COVER
    Publishing status: SECOND HAND

    A very good copy, pages tanned, in a very good, bright and clean dust jacket.
    First edition.



    When her lover dies suddenly, all Catherine has left is her work. The long affair had been kept secret from their colleagues at London's Swinburne Museum and now she must grieve in private. Or almost. In an act of compassion, the head of her department gives Catherine a very particular project, something to cling onto- a box of intricate clockwork parts that appear to be the remains of a nineteenth-century automaton, a beautiful mechanical bird. Once she discovers that the box also contains the diary of the man who commissioned the machine, one obsession merges into another. Who was Henry Brandling? Who was the mysterious, visionary clockmaker he hired to make a gift for his ailing son? And what was the end result that now sits in pieces in Catherine's studio? The Chemistry of Tears is a portrait of love and loss that is both wildly entertaining and profoundly moving, simultaneously delicate and anarchic. At its heart is an image only the masterful Peter Carey could breathe such life into - an object made of equal parts magic, love, madness and science, a delight that contains the seeds of our age's downfall.

    Imprint: PENGUIN BOOKS
    RRP: $20.00

    Price: $20.00
  • CHICAGO OF EUROPE : AND OTHER TALES OF FOREIGN TRAVEL - 2NDHAND
    CHICAGO OF EUROPE : AND OTHER TALES OF FOREIGN TRAVEL - 2NDHAND
    TWAIN MARK
    ISBN: 9781402758690
    Title: CHICAGO OF EUROPE : AND OTHER TALES OF FOREIGN TRAVEL - 2NDHAND
    Author: TWAIN MARK
    Format: HARD COVER
    Publishing status: SECOND HAND

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

    With a gimlet eye and a caustic wit, Mark Twain is the quintessential tour guide to parts known and unknown, and in these 68 travel yarns he trots readers around the globe from Hawaii to the Holy Land, from Lake Tahoe to Berlin—"Europe's Chicago"—with a combination of breezy insouciance and droll barbarism. This fine edition, edited by Mark Twain Prize founder Peter Kaminsky, includes pieces from Innocents Abroad, Roughing It, and A Tramp Abroad, as well as a variety of rarely seen articles and lectures, trips to magical realms ("Captain Stormfield's Visit to Heaven"), and a letter from 18-year-old Sam Clemens to his mother.

    "There is no great American writer easier to love than Mark Twain, and—as I realized reading this delicious collection—no part of Twain's oeuvre easier to love than his travel writing. Wandering around exotic places and among foreign people gives him the ideal opportunity to be his uniquely engaging self—not quite an innocent or a tramp but a curious, clear-eyed and totally American chronicler abroad: totally game, bewitched and appalled, funny and astounded."—Kurt Andersen



    Imprint: UNION SQUARE
    RRP: $28.00

    Price: $28.00
  • CHILDS PLAY with EUSTACE & THE PROWLER - 2ND HAND
    CHILDS PLAY with EUSTACE & THE PROWLER - 2ND HAND
    MALOUF DAVID
    ISBN: 9780701139025
    Title: CHILDS PLAY with EUSTACE & THE PROWLER - 2ND HAND
    Author: MALOUF DAVID
    Format: HARD COVER
    Publishing status: ACTIVE TITLE

    A near fine copy, monor foxint to top edge, in a near finedust jacket. First edition.

    In the streets of an ordinary Italian town, the people go about their everyday lives. In an old apartment block above them, a young man pores over photographs and plans, dedicated to his life's most important project. Day by day, an imagination, he is rehearsing for his greatest performance. Yet when his moment comes, nothing could have prepared him for what happens. . .

    Imprint: CHATTO & WINDUS
    RRP: $60.00

    Price: $60.00
  • CHRISTINA STEAD : A BIOGRAPHY - 2ND HAND
    CHRISTINA STEAD : A BIOGRAPHY - 2ND HAND
    ROWLEY HAZEL
    ISBN: 9780855613846
    Title: CHRISTINA STEAD : A BIOGRAPHY - 2ND HAND
    Author: ROWLEY HAZEL
    Format: HARD COVER
    Publishing status: SECOND HAND

    A very good copy, gift inscription has been crossed out on title page, in a like dustjacket. First edition hardcover.

    This critical biography of Australian novelist Christina Stead, drawing on her private correspondence and conversations with intimate friends, paints a picture of a passionate and intense woman for whom fame came too late in life, and sheds new light on the impulses behind her writing. It describes her tempestuous early years in parochial Sydney, her escape to London, the discovery of love with Bill Blake, Paris in the 1920s and the move to New York. After the war they returned to Europe but moved restlessly from place to place. Then, in 1965, "The Man Who Loved Children" was reissued, turning Stead into an international celebrity.

    Imprint: WILLIAM HEINEMAN
    RRP: $22.00

    Price: $22.00
  • CHRISTINE FALLS - 2ND HAND
    CHRISTINE FALLS - 2ND HAND
    BLACK BENJAMIN
    ISBN: 9780330445313
    Title: CHRISTINE FALLS - 2ND HAND
    Author: BLACK BENJAMIN
    Format: HARD COVER
    Publishing status: ACTIVE TITLE

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

    In the Pathology Department one night, late after a party, Quirke stumbles across a body that shouldn't have been there...and his brother-in-law, eminent paediatrician Malachy Griffin - a rare sight in Quirke's gloomy domain - altering a file to cover up the corpse's cause of death. It is the first time Quirke encounters Christine Falls. The investigation he decides to lead into the way she lived - and the reason she died - disturbs a dark secret that has been festering at the core of Dublin's high Catholic society, a secret ready to destabilise the very heart and soul of Quirke's own family...


    Imprint: PICADOR
    RRP: $25.00

    Price: $25.00
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