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  • COCO : 10 WORLD LEADING MASTERS CHOOSE 100 CONTEMPORARY CHEFS - 2ND HAND
    COCO : 10 WORLD LEADING MASTERS CHOOSE 100 CONTEMPORARY CHEFS - 2ND HAND
    ISBN: 9780714849546
    Title: COCO : 10 WORLD LEADING MASTERS CHOOSE 100 CONTEMPORARY CHEFS - 2ND HAND
    Format: HARD COVER
    Publishing status: ACTIVE TITLE

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

    Coco is an exciting, unprecedented guide to the most exceptional talent in the international restaurant world. Coco presents 100 of the best emerging contemporary chefs from all corners of the globe as selected by 10 culinary icons: Ferran Adrià, Mario Batali, Shannon Bennett, Alain Ducasse, Fergus Henderson, Yoshihiro Murata, Gordon Ramsay, René Redzepi, Alice Waters and Jacky Yu.

    From Singapore to New York, Stockholm to Seattle, Hong Kong to Paris, these chefs are pu

    Imprint: PHAIDON
    RRP: $35.00

    Price: $35.00
  • COLD MOUNTAIN - 2ND HAND
    COLD MOUNTAIN - 2ND HAND
    FRAZIER CHARLES
    ISBN: 9780871136794
    Title: COLD MOUNTAIN - 2ND HAND
    Author: FRAZIER CHARLES
    Format: HARD COVER
    Publishing status: SECOND HAND

    A very good copy in like dust jacket. Reprint.

    A soldier wounded in the Civil War, Inman turns his back on the carnage of the battlefield and begins the treacherous journey home to Cold Mountain, and to Ada, the woman he loved before the war began.As Inman attempts to make his way across the mountains, through the devastated landscape of a soon-to-be-defeated South, Ada struggles to make a living from the land her once-wealthy father left when he died. Neither knows if the other is still alive.

    Imprint: ATLANTIC BOOKS
    RRP: $15.00

    Price: $15.00
  • COLLECTED NOVELS : VOLUME 1 - 2ND HAND
    COLLECTED NOVELS : VOLUME 1 - 2ND HAND
    AUSTER PAUL
    ISBN: 9780571224494
    Title: COLLECTED NOVELS : VOLUME 1 - 2ND HAND
    Author: AUSTER PAUL
    Format: HARD COVER
    Publishing status: SECOND HAND

    A near fine copy in like dust jacket. First edition hard cover. Signed by the author.

    The New York Trilogy is three variations on the classic detective story, that become an investigation into the art of storytelling and notions of identity. Moon Palace moves from Manhattan to the cruelly beautiful landscape of the American West to tell the story of three generations and examine America, art and the self. In the Country of Last Things offers a haunting picture of a devastated futuristic world - but one which may be seen to shadow our own.

    Imprint: FABER AND FABER
    RRP: $75.00

    Price: $75.00
  • COLLECTED STORIES - 2ND HAND
    COLLECTED STORIES - 2ND HAND
    MARQUEZ GABRIEL GARCIA
    ISBN: 9780224032391
    Title: COLLECTED STORIES - 2ND HAND
    Author: MARQUEZ GABRIEL GARCIA
    Format: HARD COVER
    Publishing status: SECOND HAND

    A near fine copy, small black in remainder dot to bottom edge, in a near fine dust jacket. First edition.

    This relaunching of a Marquez's celebrated short-story collection presents the stories in the chronological order of their publication in Spanish from three volumes: "Eyes of a Blue Dog, Big Mama's Funeral, " and "The Incredible and Sad Tale of Innocent Erendira and Her Heartless Grandmother."

    Imprint: JONATHAN CAPE
    RRP: $28.00

    Price: $28.00
  • COLLECTING SHAKESPEARE : STORY OF HENRY AND EMILY FOLGER - 2ND HAND
    COLLECTING SHAKESPEARE : STORY OF HENRY AND EMILY FOLGER - 2ND HAND
    GRANT STEPHEN H
    ISBN: 9781421411873
    Title: COLLECTING SHAKESPEARE : STORY OF HENRY AND EMILY FOLGER - 2ND HAND
    Author: GRANT STEPHEN H
    Format: HARD COVER
    Publishing status: ACTIVE TITLE

    In Collecting Shakespeare, Stephen H. Grant recounts the American success story of Henry and Emily Folger of Brooklyn, a couple who were devoted to each other, in love with Shakespeare, and bitten by the collecting bug.

    Shortly after marrying in 1885, the Folgers started buying, cataloging, and storing all manner of items about Shakespeare and his era. Emily earned a master's degree in Shakespeare studies. The frugal couple worked passionately as a tight-knit team during the Gilded Age, financing their hobby with the fortune Henry earned as president of Standard Oil Company of New York, where he was a trusted associate of John D. Rockefeller Sr.

    While a number of American universities offered to house the collection, the Folgers wanted to give it to the American people. Afraid the price of antiquarian books would soar if their names were revealed, they secretly acquired prime real estate on Capitol Hill near the Library of Congress. They commissioned the design and construction of an elegant building with a reading room, public exhibition hall, and the Elizabethan Theatre. The Folger Shakespeare Library was dedicated on the Bard's birthday, April 23, 1932.

    The library houses 82 First Folios, 275,000 books, and 60,000 manuscripts. It welcomes more than 100,000 visitors a year and provides professors, scholars, graduate students, and researchers from around the world with access to the collections. It is also a vibrant center in Washington, D.C., for cultural programs, including theater, concerts, lectures, and poetry readings.

    The library provided Grant with unprecedented access to the primary sources within the Folger vault. He draws on interviews with surviving Folger relatives and visits to 35 related archives in the United States and in Britain to create a portrait of the remarkable couple who ensured that Shakespeare would have a beautiful home in America.

    Imprint: JOHNS HOPKINS UNIVERSITY
    RRP: $30.00

    Price: $30.00
  • COMPLETE KAMA SUTRA : The First Unabridged Modern Translation of the Classic Indian Text - 2ND HAND
    COMPLETE KAMA SUTRA : The First Unabridged Modern Translation of the Classic Indian Text - 2ND HAND
    DANIELOU ALAIN (TRANS)
    ISBN: 9780892815258
    Title: COMPLETE KAMA SUTRA : The First Unabridged Modern Translation of the Classic Indian Text - 2ND HAND
    Author: DANIELOU ALAIN (TRANS)
    Format: TRADE PAPER COVER
    Publishing status: SECOND HAND

    This definitive volume is the first modern translation of Vatsyayana's Kama Sutra to include two essential commentaries: the Jayamangala of Yashodhara and the modern Hindi commentary by Devadatta Shastri. Alain Danilou spent four years comparing versions of the Kama Sutra in Sanskrit, Hindi, Bengali, and English, drawing on his intimate experience of India, to preserve the full explicitness of the original. I wanted to demystify India, he writes, to show that a period of great civilization, of high culture, is forcibly a period of great liberty.

    Imprint: PARK STREET PRESS
    RRP: $20.00

    Price: $20.00
  • CONVERSATIONS AT CURLOW CREEK - 2ND HAND
    CONVERSATIONS AT CURLOW CREEK - 2ND HAND
    MALOUF DAVID
    ISBN: 9780701165710
    Title: CONVERSATIONS AT CURLOW CREEK - 2ND HAND
    Author: MALOUF DAVID
    Format: HARD COVER
    Publishing status: SECOND HAND

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

    The year is 1827, and in a remote hut on the high plains of New South Wales, two strangers spend the night in talk. One, Carney, an illiterate Irishman, ex-convict and bushranger, is to be hanged at dawn. The other, Adair, also Irish, is an officer of the police who has been sent to supervise the hanging. As the night wears on, the two discover unexpected connections between their lives, and learn new truths. Outside the hut, Adair's troopers sit uneasily, reflecting on their own pasts and futures, waiting for the morning to come.

    With ironic humour and in prose of starkly evocative power, the novel moves between Australia and Ireland to explore questions of nature and justice, reason and un-reason. , the workings of fate, and the small measure of freedom a man may claim in the face of death.


    Imprint: CHATTO & WINDUS
    RRP: $15.00

    Price: $15.00
  • CRAVE : THE FEAST OF THE FIVE SENSES - 2ND HAND
    CRAVE : THE FEAST OF THE FIVE SENSES - 2ND HAND
    LEFEBVRE LUDO
    ISBN: 9780060012854
    Title: CRAVE : THE FEAST OF THE FIVE SENSES - 2ND HAND
    Author: LEFEBVRE LUDO
    Format: HARD COVER
    Publishing status: ACTIVE TITLE

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

    For top chef Ludo Lefebvre, cooking is a sensual process that involves all five senses at every stage of preparation. In Crave, Lefebvre offers more than one hundred original, elegant, and unbelievably delicious recipes that teach us the joy -- and skill -- of cooking with the senses.

    In dishes such as his signature Glazed Langoustines with Ceylon Cinnamon, he shows that through our senses we can bring creativity and a sense of playfulness to cooking while still preserving the great traditions behind cuisine. Lefebvre brings a whole new level to the sense of taste with groundbreaking techniques for contrasting and balancing spices; he shows how to choose meat and produce and how to test food through touch; he teaches the difference between the sound of butter and oil that's ready for cooking and the sound of burning; he offers visual cues that can enhance technique and presentation; and he introduces recipes that tantalize the powerful sense of smell to heighten both the flavor and experience of a dish.

    Along with his desire to put delightful recipes into the hands of the home chef, Lefebvre wants us to expand our perception and understanding of the cooking process. "I want people to cook with love. I want them to be aware of what they're doing," says Lefebvre. "The act of cooking can be as much of a pleasure as eating, and if you really cook with your senses, you begin to find that cooking isn't work -- it's play."

    These inspiring recipes will encourage you to slow down and become fully absorbed as you learn to cook with and for all five senses:

    See: Oysters on the Half Shell with Red Beet Jelly and Shallot Cream
    Touch: Fried Stuffed Tomato Beignets
    Smell: Chicken Etouffée in Dried Verbena and Curry Leaves
    Hear: Roast Beef with Long Pepper and Spiced French Fries
    Taste: Lemon Sorbet with Saffron

    With Lefebvre's highly original interpretation of French cuisine and his sensual, almost spiritual, approach to every culinary endeavor, Crave invites us to make home cooking a rich, sensual, and rewarding experience.

    Imprint: HARPER COLLINS
    RRP: $45.00

    Price: $45.00
  • CRY FOR THE DEAD - 2ND HAND
    CRY FOR THE DEAD - 2ND HAND
    WRIGHT JUDITH
    ISBN: 9780195542967
    Title: CRY FOR THE DEAD - 2ND HAND
    Author: WRIGHT JUDITH
    Format: HARD COVER
    Publishing status: SECOND HAND

    A very good copy.some foxing to top edge of text block, in a near fine, gently rubbed, dust jacket. Reprint.

    Judith Wright was an Australian national treasure. In The Cry for the Dead, she creates a harrowing evocation of the difficulties faced by the early settlers and the suffering of Australia's Indigenous people

    Imprint: OXFORD
    RRP: $75.00

    Price: $75.00
  • DARK PLACES - 2ND HAND
    DARK PLACES - 2ND HAND
    GRENVILLE KATE
    ISBN: 9780732907891
    Title: DARK PLACES - 2ND HAND
    Author: GRENVILLE KATE
    Format: HARD COVER
    Publishing status: SECOND HAND

    A very good copy, pages beginning to tan, boards a little rubbed, in a very good, bright and clean dust jacket. First edition. Signed

    In the award-winning "Dark Places," celebrated Australian author Kate Grenville tells the tale of Albion Gidley Singer--a man with a comically grand exterior who believes he has the right, and the duty, to conquer the mocking flesh of any woman. Even his own daughter.

    Imprint: MACMILLAN
    RRP: $30.00

    Price: $30.00
  • DARK VALLEY : A Panorama of the 1930s - 2ND HAND
    DARK VALLEY : A Panorama of the 1930s - 2ND HAND
    BRENDON PIERS
    ISBN: 9780712667142
    Title: DARK VALLEY : A Panorama of the 1930s - 2ND HAND
    Author: BRENDON PIERS
    Format: TRADE PAPER COVER
    Publishing status: SECOND HAND

    A near fine copy.


    "Piers Bendon's magisterial overview of the 1930s is the story of the dark, dishonest decade, child of one world war and parent of the next, that determined the course of the twentieth century. Dealing individually with each of the period's great powers - the USA, Germany, Italy, France, Britain, Japan and Russia - Brendon takes us through the ten years dominated by the Great Depression and political turmoil, when Broadway, Piccadilly Circus, the Kurfurstendam and the Ginza - neon metaphors of hope and modernity after four years of carnage - grew dim as the giants of unemployment, hardship, strife and fear took their hold. From the concentration camps of Dachau and Kolyma, the Ukraine famine, the American Dust Bowl, to the Tokyo earthquake, the Empire State Building and the Paris Exposition, The Dark Valley examines the great leaders - Hitler, Stalin, Mao Tse-tung, Haile Selassie and countless others - not with hindsight but in the context of their age; but also, through a meticulous chronicling of contemporary experience, he gives us a sense of what it was to be living then. We see the clothes people wore, the food they ate, the sufferings they endured."


    Imprint: PIMLICO
    RRP: $18.00

    Price: $18.00
  • DAY AT EBULLI - 2ND HAND
    DAY AT EBULLI - 2ND HAND
    ADRIA FERRAN
    ISBN: 9780714848839
    Title: DAY AT EBULLI - 2ND HAND
    Author: ADRIA FERRAN
    Format: HARD COVER
    Publishing status: ACTIVE TITLE

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

    For the first time, A Day at elBulli: An Insight into the Ideas, Methods and Creativity of Ferran Adria allows unprecedented access to one of the world's most famous, sought-after and mysterious restaurants. Having held three Michelin stars since 1997, and regularly voted 'Best Restaurant in the World' by a panel of 500 industry professionals, elBulli has been at the very forefront of the restaurant scene since Ferran Adria became sole head chef in 1987.

    Aimed at food enthusiasts as well as industry professionals, the book documents all the activities and processes that make up just one day of service with stunning colour photography of the kitchens, staff, creative workshop, dishes, the restaurant itself and its striking surroundings near the town of Roses, north east of Barcelona. The book starts with daybreak at 6.15 am, then shows visits to the local markets to source ingredients from 7.00 am, Ferran's arrival at the workshop, his morning creative experimentation session, the arrival of the rest of the brigade at 2.3 0 pm to begin the mise-en-place for the evening, the preparations of each guest's menu, the daily tasks of the front of house team, and the arrival of the first guests for dinner from 7.45 pm until the last guests' departure by 2.00 am.

    The menu is fully explained with detailed and technical recipes that reveal the full extent of the chefs' artistry. Innovative text inserts open the lid on the history of elBulli and Ferran Adria, the creative methods, the secret workshops, the technical processes behind the creation of a dish, the network of sensations and interactions that take place between a restaurant and its guests and the sensory experiences of eating, as well as the formidable reservations procedure and the structure of a meal into four theatrical 'acts'.

    A Day at elBulli: An Insight into the Ideas, Methods and Creativity of Ferran Adria allows all lovers of good food to experience this spectacular restaurant to the full. .

    Imprint: PHAIDON
    RRP: $50.00

    Price: $50.00
  • DIANA - 2ND HAND
    DIANA - 2ND HAND
    FUENTES CARLOS
    ISBN: 9780374139032
    Title: DIANA - 2ND HAND
    Author: FUENTES CARLOS
    Format: HARD COVER
    Publishing status: SECOND HAND

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

    On New Year's Eve in 1969, a novelist in his forties meets the beautiful movie actress Diana Soren at a party and is fascinated by her oddly elusive charm. But in this novel from Carlos Fuentes, his infatuation turns into doomed pursuit as the fleeting object of his desire spurns him, and he is forced to reconsider the foundations of his life as a writer.



    Imprint: FARRAR STRAUS GIROUX
    RRP: $15.00

    Price: $15.00
  • DIARIES OF BARBARA HANRAHAN - 2ND HAND
    DIARIES OF BARBARA HANRAHAN - 2ND HAND
    HANRAHAN BARBARA / LINDSAY ELAINE (ED)
    ISBN: 9780702230608
    Title: DIARIES OF BARBARA HANRAHAN - 2ND HAND
    Author: HANRAHAN BARBARA / LINDSAY ELAINE (ED)
    Format: HARD COVER
    Publishing status: SECOND HAND

    A very good copy, illustrated boards, quarter bound in cloth with small water stain, pages tanned. Issued without dust jacket.
    First edition.

    Writer and artist Barbara Hanrahan kept diaries from her late teens to her untimely death at the age of fifty-two. They chronicle her turbulent personal development and her passionate engagement with literature and art. With disconcerting honesty she describes her intense relationships with her family, her partner and her friends. Spontaneous outpourings of enthusiasm alternate with doubts, bitterness and regret about her work, herself and the people she meets.

    After achieving recognition as an artist and writer, Barbara was torn between commercial demands and her own desire for a creative, spiritual life apart from from the world. In her last years she straggled to fulfil her artistic responsibilities and to anticipate with joy the adventure of death. her battle with cancer is movingly told, revealing a strength and determination that are inspirational.

    Imprint: UNI OF QUEENSLAND PRESS
    RRP: $35.00

    Price: $35.00
  • DIARY OF A BAD YEAR - 2ND HAND
    DIARY OF A BAD YEAR - 2ND HAND
    COETZEE J M
    ISBN: 9781921145636
    Title: DIARY OF A BAD YEAR - 2ND HAND
    Author: COETZEE J M
    Format: HARD COVER
    Publishing status: SECOND HAND

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

    She pouts. I was expecting more of a story, she says. It is difficult to get into the swing when the subject keeps changing.An ageing writer fills his journal: he has opinions about everything. He is challenged by Anya, the smart, irreverent young woman he hires to type his notes. Anya's boyfriend scorns the writer and schemes against him.

    With its three simultaneous voices, Diary of a Bad Year is not only a novel about loneliness, friendship and the possibility of love, it changes the logic of reading itself.

    Imprint: TEXT PUBLISHING
    RRP: $55.00

    Price: $55.00
  • DICKENS - 2ND HAND
    DICKENS - 2ND HAND
    ACKROYD PETER
    ISBN: 9781856190008
    Title: DICKENS - 2ND HAND
    Author: ACKROYD PETER
    Format: HARD COVER
    Publishing status: SECOND HAND

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

    Based upon an examination of original sources, this is a biography in which the figure of Charles Dickens and the moving spirit of his age are combined. Dickens the novelist, Dickens the radical and the actor, Dickens the prematurely exhausted middle-aged man whose own unquiet fictions seem to shape his life itself, Dickens the performer, Dickens the writer who stamped his image upon 19-century England. All these aspects are embodied in the book which is as much a study of a culture, and of a period, as it is of one extraordinary man.



    Imprint: SINCLAIR STEVENSON
    RRP: $20.00

    Price: $20.00
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