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  • COLECTOR OF WORLDS - 2ND HAND
    COLECTOR OF WORLDS - 2ND HAND
    TROYANOV ILIYA
    ISBN: 9780061351938
    Title: COLECTOR OF WORLDS - 2ND HAND
    Author: TROYANOV ILIYA
    Format: HARD COVER
    Publishing status: SECOND HAND

    A very good copy, pages tanned, remainder mark to bottom edge, in a very good, bright and clean, dust jacket. First edition.

    A meditation on the extraordinary life of infamous explorer Sir Richard Burton. The first westerner to make the hajj to Mecca, he also discovered the source of the Nile with Speke. His translation of of the 'Arabian Nights' is one of the great moments in the encounter between Islam and the West, that scandalised his contemporaries.




    Imprint: ECCO
    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
  • 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
  • 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
  • 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
  • DEATH AND FAME : LAST POEMS 1993-1997 - 2ND HAND
    DEATH AND FAME : LAST POEMS 1993-1997 - 2ND HAND
    GINSBERG ALLEN
    ISBN: 9780060930837
    Title: DEATH AND FAME : LAST POEMS 1993-1997 - 2ND HAND
    Author: GINSBERG ALLEN
    Format: PAPER COVER
    Publishing status: SECOND HAND

    A very good copy.

    Allen Ginsberg was one of the bravest and most admired poets of this century. Famous for energizing the Beat Generation literary movement upon his historic encounter with Gregory Corso, Jack Kerouac, and William Burroughs in mid-century New York City, Ginsberg influenced several generations of writers, musicians, and poets. When he died on April 5, 1997, we lost one of the greatest figures of twentieth-century American literary and cultural history. This singular volume of final poems commemorated the anniversary of Ginsberg's death, and includes the verses he wrote in the years shortly before he died.

    Imprint: HARPER PERENNIAL
    RRP: $15.00

    Price: $15.00
  • 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
  • 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 - 2ND HAND
    DIARIES - 2ND HAND
    ORWELL GEORGE
    ISBN: 9781846553295
    Title: DIARIES - 2ND HAND
    Author: ORWELL GEORGE
    Format: HARD COVER
    Publishing status: SECOND HAND

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

    George Orwell was an inveterate keeper of diaries. The Orwell Diaries presents eleven of them, covering the period 1931-1949, and follows Orwell from his early years as a writer to his last literary notebook. An entry from 1931 tells of a communal shave in the Trafalgar Square fountains, while notes from his travels through industrial England show the development of the impassioned social commentator.

    This same acute power of observation is evident in his diaries from Morocco, as well as at home, where his domestic diaries chart the progress of his garden and animals with a keen eye; the wartime diaries, from descriptions of events overseas to the daily violence closer to home, describe astutely his perspective on the politics of both, and provide a new and entirely refreshing insight into Orwell's character and his great works.



    Imprint: HARVILL
    RRP: $35.00

    Price: $35.00
  • 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
  • DISQUIET - 2ND HAND
    DISQUIET - 2ND HAND
    LEIGH JULIA
    ISBN: 9780241015322
    Title: DISQUIET - 2ND HAND
    Author: LEIGH JULIA
    Format: HARD COVER
    Publishing status: SECOND HAND

    A near fine copy, signed and dated by the author, in a near fine dust jacket.

    When Olivia returns to the grand chateau in France she once called home, with her two children in tow, their arrival is unexpected. They have journeyed from Australia, escaping unspoken horrors, but home is not what it was . . . ' A powerful and disquieting novella, a work of fiction so infused with the practices of film that, while each scene is fully and even vividly realised in words, it also translates quite naturally into film, into a visually rich action taking place before the inner eye.' J. M. Coetzee, Nobel Prize-winning author of Disgrace 'Disquiet is the work of an artist who looks for truth in fear and trembling . . . It testifies to the power and seriousness of one of the most talented Australian writers to appear in ages.' Peter Craven, The Australian ' Leigh creates images which are new and memorable. She has a wonderful eye for details . . . Julia Leigh has written an extraordinary book.' Miranda France, Literary Review 'Hypnotic . . . It's difficult to imagine a reader who will not be electrified by this haunting, masterfully told story. Indeed, it's difficult to imagine a reader who will not be changed by it

    Imprint: PENGUIN BOOKS
    RRP: $25.00

    Price: $25.00
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