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  • 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
  • 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: SECOND HAND

    A very good copy in like 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: $18.00

    Price: $18.00
  • CIVILIZATION : The West and the Rest - 2ND HAND
    CIVILIZATION : The West and the Rest - 2ND HAND
    FERGUSON NIALL
    ISBN: 9781846142734
    Title: CIVILIZATION : The West and the Rest - 2ND HAND
    Author: FERGUSON NIALL
    Format: HARD COVER
    Publishing status: SECOND HAND

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

    What was it about the civilization of Western Europe that allowed it to trump the outwardly superior empires of the Orient? The answer, Niall Ferguson argues, was that the West developed six "killer applications"?that the Rest lacked: competition, science, democracy, medicine, consumerism and the work ethic. The key question today is whether or not the West has lost its monopoly on these six things. If so, Ferguson warns, we may be living through the end of Western ascendancy.

    Imprint: ALLEN AND UNWIN
    RRP: $22.00

    Price: $22.00
  • 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
  • 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
  • COLLECTION : Journalisn, Reviews, Essays, Short Stories, Lectures - 2ND HAND
    COLLECTION : Journalisn, Reviews, Essays, Short Stories, Lectures - 2ND HAND
    ACKROYD PETER
    ISBN: 9780701173005
    Title: COLLECTION : Journalisn, Reviews, Essays, Short Stories, Lectures - 2ND HAND
    Author: ACKROYD PETER
    Format: HARD COVER
    Publishing status: ACTIVE TITLE

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

    During the 1970s and the early 1980s Peter Ackroyd wrote countless book reviews and articles for the Spectator, on literature, film and a number of social and cultural issues. The Collection offers a selection of these incisive and entertaining pieces which established Ackroyd's reputation as a writer. Since 1986 Ackroyd has been chief book reviewer for The Times, and in this capacity he has reviewed some of the most important biographies and novels published over the last fifteen years. A selection of his Times reviews are included here. These reviews, and his articles for the Sunday Times, display his characteristic attitudes to literature and art. They also throw interesting lights on his own work as a prize-winning novelist and biographer. The Collection also contains a number of Ackroyd's interesting and provocative lectures on 'The Englishness of English literature', 'London Luminaries and Cockney Visionaries', 'William Blake' and 'The Nature of Time'. In addition, several essays on subjects such as the art of biography, contemporary painters such as Frank Auerbach and Ackroyd's own writing have been included. Finally, three of Ackroyd's short stories have been reproduced, one of which was his first published work of fiction. The Collection is a revealing and fascinating anthology of Ackroyd's ideas and preoccupations. As such, it is the ideal companion volume to his novels and biographies and contains much previously unpublished material.


    Imprint: CHATTO & WINDUS
    RRP: $25.00

    Price: $25.00
  • CONSOLATIONS OF PHILOSOPHY  - 2ND HAND
    CONSOLATIONS OF PHILOSOPHY - 2ND HAND
    DE BOTTON ALAIN
    ISBN: 9780241140093
    Title: CONSOLATIONS OF PHILOSOPHY - 2ND HAND
    Author: DE BOTTON ALAIN
    Format: HARD COVER
    Publishing status: SECOND HAND

    A very good copy, previous owners name on free front endpaper, in a very good, bright and clean dust jacket. First edition.

    The "Consolations of Philosophy" is Alain de Botton's internationally bestselling guide to life. It is the inspiration for the TV series "Philsophy: A Guide to Happiness. Alain de Botton, bestselling author of "How Proust Can Change Your Life", has set six of the finest minds in the history of philosophy to work on the problems of everyday life. Here then are Socrates, Epicurus, Seneca, Montaigne, Schopenhauer and Nietsche on some of the things that bother us all: lack of money, the pain of love, inadequacy, anxiety; the fear of failure and the pressure to conform.



    Imprint: HAMISH HAMILTON
    RRP: $25.00

    Price: $25.00
  • 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
  • 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
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