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  • 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 PROSE - 2ND HAND
    COLLECTED PROSE - 2ND HAND
    AUSTER PAUL
    ISBN: 9780571218479
    Title: COLLECTED PROSE - 2ND HAND
    Author: AUSTER PAUL
    Format: HARD COVER
    Publishing status: ACTIVE TITLE

    A near fine copy in a bright, clean and lightly scuffed dustjacket. First edition. Signed by the author on the title page.

    The celebrated author of The New York Trilogy, The Book of Illusions and Invisible presents here a highly personal collection of essays, prefaces and occasional pieces written for magazines and newspapers. Ranging in subject from Walter Raleigh to Kafka; Hawthorne to the high-wire artist Philippe Petit; conceptual artist Sophie Calle to Auster's own Olympia typewriter; the 9/11 attack on the Twin Towers to his beloved New York City itself, Auster displays all his customary flair, wit and insight.

    Including several of his major works - important books in their own right, such as Hand to Mouth and The Invention of Solitude - this collection demonstrates and reaffirms the pre-eminent position Paul Auster holds in contemporary literature and criticism.

    Imprint: FABER AND FABER
    RRP: $75.00

    Price: $75.00
  • COLORLESS TSUKURU TAZAKI AND HIS YEARS OF PILGRIMAGE -
    COLORLESS TSUKURU TAZAKI AND HIS YEARS OF PILGRIMAGE -
    MURAKAMI HARUKI
    ISBN: 9781846558337
    Title: COLORLESS TSUKURU TAZAKI AND HIS YEARS OF PILGRIMAGE -
    Author: MURAKAMI HARUKI
    Format: HARD COVER
    Publishing status: SECOND HAND

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

    Tsukuru Tazaki had four best friends at school. By chance all of their names contained a colour. The two boys were called Akamatsu, meaning 'red pine', and Oumi, 'blue sea', while the girls' names were Shirane, 'white root', and Kurono, 'black field'. Tazaki was the only last name with no colour in it.


    Imprint: HARVILL
    RRP: $30.00

    Price: $30.00
  • CON MEN AND CUTPURSES : SCENES FROM THE HOGARTHIAN UNDERWORLD - 2ND HAND
    CON MEN AND CUTPURSES : SCENES FROM THE HOGARTHIAN UNDERWORLD - 2ND HAND
    MOORE LUCY
    ISBN: 9780713993929
    Title: CON MEN AND CUTPURSES : SCENES FROM THE HOGARTHIAN UNDERWORLD - 2ND HAND
    Author: MOORE LUCY
    Format: HARD COVER
    Publishing status: ACTIVE TITLE

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

    This text is a collection of historical accounts of 18th-century roguery, criminality and skull-duggery. It features a diverse gallery of criminals, ranging from infamous thieves and murderers, whores and highway men, pirates and fraudsters. With extracts from popular journalism and biographical accounts, this volume presents the 18th-century criminal underworld in the idiomatic language of the time.

    Imprint: ALLEN LANE
    RRP: $25.00

    Price: $25.00
  • COST OF LIVING : EARLY AND UNCOLLECTED STORIES - 2ND HAND
    COST OF LIVING : EARLY AND UNCOLLECTED STORIES - 2ND HAND
    GALLANT MAVIS
    ISBN: 9781408806104
    Title: COST OF LIVING : EARLY AND UNCOLLECTED STORIES - 2ND HAND
    Author: GALLANT MAVIS
    Format: HARD COVER
    Publishing status: SECOND HAND

    A very good copy in like dust jacket. First edition

    Mavis Gallant is admired and beloved as one of the masters of the modern short story. Selected from early collections and the New Yorker , where many of the author's stories have appeared over the last fifty years, and with an introduction, this title reveals a writer coming into her own.


    Imprint: BLOOMSBURY
    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
  • CRIMES AGAINST HUMANITY : The STruggle for Global Justice - 2ND HAND
    CRIMES AGAINST HUMANITY : The STruggle for Global Justice - 2ND HAND
    ROBERTSON GEOFFREY
    ISBN: 9780713991970
    Title: CRIMES AGAINST HUMANITY : The STruggle for Global Justice - 2ND HAND
    Author: ROBERTSON GEOFFREY
    Format: HARD COVER
    Publishing status: SECOND HAND

    A near fine copy in like dustjacket. Reprint

    This text explains, without legal jargon, exactly what the rules of international human rights are and what they should be, how they have developed, and in what courts and tribunals they may be asserted and vindicated. There is a discussion of the development of human rights as philosophy, then as law. A series of chapters deal with particular late-1990s issues, also explaining the procedures for asserting the rules in different courts and tribunals. A concluding chapter makes proposals for the future, suggesting a shift from diplomacy to institutions which can recognize and enforce human rights rules. The book includes an analysis of the war crimes trials at the Hague, the first occasion since Nuremburg on which the international community has attempted to punish violators of human rights.



    Imprint: ALLEN LANE
    RRP: $35.00

    Price: $35.00
  • CUBISM AND AUSTRALIAN ART - 2ND HAND
    CUBISM AND AUSTRALIAN ART - 2ND HAND
    HARDING / CRAMER
    ISBN: 9780522856736
    Title: CUBISM AND AUSTRALIAN ART - 2ND HAND
    Author: HARDING / CRAMER
    Format: HARD COVER
    Publishing status: SECOND HAND

    A near fine copy. Illustrated boards showing minor signs of wear. No dustjacket, as issued. First edition.

    This is number 124 in the second numbered series of the Miegunyah volumes.

    Cubism was a movement that fundamentally changed the course of 20th-century art. Cubism and Australian Art shows the impact of this revolutionary and transformative movement on Australian painting from the early 20th century to the present day.

    The book traces the first manifestations of Cubism in Australian Art in the 1920s, when artists studying overseas under leading cubist artists began to transform their art.

    By the 1940s, artists working within the canon of modernism referred to Cubism as part of their evolutionary process, and following World War II Cubism's reverberations were being felt as part of the abstraction movement. Cubism continues to have an influence on contemporary art by giving the geometric basis from which to seek an inner meaning beneath surface appearances, the exploration of the spiritual dimension of painting and a key to understanding modernism.

    More than 80 international and Australian artists are showcased with over 200 works featuring Alexander Archipenko, George Braque, Juan Gris, Fernand Leger and Pablo Picasso as well as Margaret Preston, Roy de Maistre, Dorrit Black, Sam Atyeo, Grace Crowley and Adrian Lawlor.

    Author Information: Lesley Harding joined Heide Museum of Modern Art as Curator in 2005. She has curatorial experience spanning 15 years and is an art historian specialising in Australian modernism.

    Sue Cramer joined Heide Museum of Modern Art as Public Programs Co-ordinator in 2005 and in January 2009 took up the position of Curator.

    Imprint: MIEGUNYAH PRESS
    RRP: $35.00

    Price: $35.00
  • DANGEROUS CROSSINGS : The First Modern Polar Expedition 1925  -  2ND HAND
    DANGEROUS CROSSINGS : The First Modern Polar Expedition 1925 - 2ND HAND
    BRYANT JOHN H / CONES HAROLD N
    ISBN: 9781557501875
    Title: DANGEROUS CROSSINGS : The First Modern Polar Expedition 1925 - 2ND HAND
    Author: BRYANT JOHN H / CONES HAROLD N
    Format: HARD COVER
    Publishing status: SECOND HAND

    A near fine copy in like dust jacket.

    Examines how naval aviator Richard Byrd, explorer Donald MacMillan, and Zenith Radio founder Eugene McDonald successfully launched the first polar expedition using aviation and short-wave radio.



    Imprint: NAVAL INSTITUTE PRESS
    RRP: $22.00

    Price: $22.00
  • DARK PALACE - 2ND HAND
    DARK PALACE - 2ND HAND
    MOORHOUSE FRANK
    ISBN: 9780091836764
    Title: DARK PALACE - 2ND HAND
    Author: MOORHOUSE FRANK
    Format: HARD COVER
    Publishing status: SECOND HAND

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

    The Edith Trilogy Volume 2

    Five years have passed since Edith Campbell Berry's triumphant arrival at the League of Nations in Geneva, determined to right the wrongs of the world. The idealism of those early Grand Days has been eroded by a sense foreboding as the world moves ever closer to another war. Edith's life too, has changed: her marriage and her work are no longer the anchors in her life – she is restless, unsure, feeling the weight of history upon her and her world.

    Imprint: KNOPF
    RRP: $20.00

    Price: $20.00
  • 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: ACTIVE TITLE

    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
  • DEAREST MUNX : The Letters of Christina Stead and William J Blake - 2ND HAND
    DEAREST MUNX : The Letters of Christina Stead and William J Blake - 2ND HAND
    STAED CHRISTINA
    ISBN: 9780522851731
    Title: DEAREST MUNX : The Letters of Christina Stead and William J Blake - 2ND HAND
    Author: STAED CHRISTINA
    Format: HARD COVER
    Publishing status: SECOND HAND

    A near fine copy in like dustjacket. First edition

    From the time Christina Stead, a shy Australian girl in London, met William J. Blake, a cosmopolitan American, theirs was one of the great love stories. ""Dearest Munx"" presents the extraordinary correspondence that records their lives together from 1928 until Blake's death in 1968. The letters take us from London and Paris to New York and Hollywood and back to post-war Europe, mingling domestic detail and world events, hopes and disappointments. This exceptional collection gives a rare glimpse into the life and thoughts of one of Australia's most renowned novelists. Especially revealing is the intensity of Christina Stead's relationship with her life partner, the paradoxical Marxist banker and author. Although less well known, William J. Blake was the dominant character in Christina's story - a lover, mentor and literary confidante. Striking insights into Stead's fiction also emerge from these energetic, witty and moving letters.


    Imprint: MIEGUNYAH PRESS
    RRP: $30.00

    Price: $30.00
  • DEATH IN SUMMER - 2ND HAND
    DEATH IN SUMMER - 2ND HAND
    BLACK BENJAMIN
    ISBN: 9780330509091
    Title: DEATH IN SUMMER - 2ND HAND
    Author: BLACK BENJAMIN
    Format: HARD COVER
    Publishing status: ACTIVE TITLE

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

    When newspaper magnate Richard Jewell is found dead at his country estate, clutching a shotgun in his lifeless hands, few see his demise as cause for sorrow. But before long Doctor Quirke and Inspector Hackett realise that, rather than the suspected suicide, 'Diamond Dick' has in fact been murdered.


    Imprint: MANTLE
    RRP: $25.00

    Price: $25.00
  • DECLINE AND FALL OF THE ROMAN EMPIRE - 3 VOLUMES - 2ND HHAND
    DECLINE AND FALL OF THE ROMAN EMPIRE - 3 VOLUMES - 2ND HHAND
    GIBBON EDWARD
    ISBN: DECLINE
    Title: DECLINE AND FALL OF THE ROMAN EMPIRE - 3 VOLUMES - 2ND HHAND
    Author: GIBBON EDWARD
    Format: HARD COVER
    Publishing status: SECOND HAND

    All three volumes are very good + in like dust jackets.

    Spanning thirteen centuries from the age of Trajan to the taking of Constantinople by the Turks, "Decline & Fall" is one of the greatest narratives in European Literature.

    Imprint: MODERN LIBRARY HARDCOVER
    RRP: $125.00

    Price: $125.00
  • 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: 9780670018758
    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 dustjacket. 1st US edition.

    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: VIKING U.S.A.
    RRP: $28.00

    Price: $28.00
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