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  • 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
  • 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
  • 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 like dust jacket. Reprint

    With this historic win for 'Bring Up the Bodies', Hilary Mantel becomes the first British author and the first woman to be awarded two Man Booker Prizes (her first was for 'Wolf Hall' in 2009). By 1535 Thomas Cromwell is Chief Minister to Henry VIII, his fortunes having risen with those of Anne Boleyn, the king's new wife. But Anne has failed to give the king an heir, and Cromwell watches as Henry falls for plain Jane Seymour. Cromwell must find a solution that will satisfy Henry, safeguard the nation and secure his own career. But neither minister nor king will emerge unscathed from the bloody theatre of Anne's final days. An astounding literary accomplishment, 'Bring Up the Bodies' is the story of this most terrifying moment of history, by one of our greatest living novelists.


    Imprint: FOURTH ESTATE
    RRP: $22.00

    Price: $22.00
  • 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
  • BROKEN ROAD : From the Iron Gates to Mount Athos  -  2ND HAND
    BROKEN ROAD : From the Iron Gates to Mount Athos - 2ND HAND
    FERMOR PATRICK LEIGH
    ISBN: 9781848547520
    Title: BROKEN ROAD : From the Iron Gates to Mount Athos - 2ND HAND
    Author: FERMOR PATRICK LEIGH
    Format: HARD COVER
    Publishing status: SECOND HAND

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

    The long-awaited final volume of the trilogy by Patrick Leigh Fermor.

    A Time of Gifts and Between the Woods and the Water were the first two volumes in a projected trilogy that would describe the walk that Patrick Leigh Fermor undertook at the age of eighteen from the Hook of Holland to Constantinople. 'When are you going to finish Vol. III?' was the cry from his fans; but although he wished he could, the words refused to come. The curious thing was that he had not only written an early draft of the last part of the walk, but that it predated the other two. It remains unfinished but The Broken Road - edited and introduced by Colin Thubron and Artemis Cooper - completes an extraordinary journey.

    Imprint: JOHN MURRAY
    RRP: $25.00

    Price: $25.00
  • 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
  • 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
  • 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
  • CITIES OF THE PLAIN - 2ND HAND
    CITIES OF THE PLAIN - 2ND HAND
    MCCARTHY CORMAC
    ISBN: 9780330344487
    Title: CITIES OF THE PLAIN - 2ND HAND
    Author: MCCARTHY CORMAC
    Format: HARD COVER
    Publishing status: ACTIVE TITLE

    a very good copy,
    pages tanned, previous owners name to half title in a very good, clean and bright dust jacket. First edition.

    In Cities of the Plain, two men marked by the boyhood adventures of All the Pretty Horses and The Crossing now stand together, between their vivid pasts and uncertain futures, to confront a country changing beyond recognition. In the fall of 1952, John Grady Cole and Billy Parham are cowboys on a New Mexico ranch encroached upon from the north by the military. On the southern horizon are the mountains of Mexico, where one of the men is drawn again and again, in this story of friendships and passion, to a love as dangerous as it is inevitable.


    Imprint: PICADOR
    RRP: $20.00

    Price: $20.00
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