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  • CLOSE RANGE : WYOMING STORIES - 2ND HAND
    CLOSE RANGE : WYOMING STORIES - 2ND HAND
    PROULX ANNIE
    ISBN: 9780684852218
    Title: CLOSE RANGE : WYOMING STORIES - 2ND HAND
    Author: PROULX ANNIE
    Format: HARD COVER
    Publishing status: SECOND HAND

    A near fine copy, ghost of erased price onFFE, in a near fine dust jacket. Reprint.

    Close Range: Wyoming Stories is a 1999 collection of short stories written by E. Annie Proulx, beginning in 1997. The stories are set in the desolate landscape of rural Wyoming and detail the often grim lives of the protagonists.

    The collection was shortlisted for the Pulitzer Prize for Fiction.

    The best known story from the collection is "Brokeback Mountain", which was previously published as a 64-page novella in 1998. The story was the basis for Ang Lee's 2005 film, Brokeback Mountain.

    The volume includes 11 short stories:

    "The Half-Skinned Steer"
    "The Mud Below"
    "Job History"
    "The Blood Bay"
    "People in Hell Just Want a Drink of Water"
    "The Bunchgrass Edge of the World"
    "Pair a Spurs"
    "A Lonely Coast"
    "The Governors of Wyoming"
    "55 Miles to the Gas Pump", a brief vignette about a rancher's wife who discovers the corpses of missing women in the attic
    "Brokeback Mountain"


    Imprint: SCRIBNER
    RRP: $25.00

    Price: $25.00
  • 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 LIGHT  - 2ND HAND
    COLD LIGHT - 2ND HAND
    MOORHOUSE FRANK
    ISBN: 9781742753881
    Title: COLD LIGHT - 2ND HAND
    Author: MOORHOUSE FRANK
    Format: HARD COVER
    Publishing status: SECOND HAND

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

    The Edith Trilogy Volume 3

    It is 1950, the League of Nations has collapsed and the newly formed United Nations has rejected all those who worked and fought for the League. Edith Campbell Berry, who joined the League in Geneva before the war, is out of a job, her vision shattered. With her sexually unconventional husband, Ambrose, she comes back to Australia to live in Canberra. Edith now has ambitions to become Australia's first female ambassador, but while she waits for a Call from On High, she finds herself caught up in the planning of the national capital and the dream that it should be 'a city like no other'. When her communist brother, Frederick, turns up out of the blue after many years of absence, she becomes concerned that he may jeopardise her chances of becoming a diplomat. It is not a safe time to be a communist in Australia or to be related to one, but she refuses to be cowed by the anti-communist sentiment sweeping the country. It is also not a safe time or place to be 'a wife with a lavender husband'. After pursuing the Bloomsbury life for many years, Edith finds herself fearful of being exposed. Unexpectedly, in mid-life she also realises that she yearns for children. When she meets a man who could offer not only security but a ready-made family, she consults the Book of Crossroads and the answer changes the course of her life.

    Intelligent, poignant and absorbing, Cold Light is a remarkable stand-alone novel, which can also be read as a companion to the earlier Edith novels Grand Days and Dark Palace.



    Imprint: KNOPF
    RRP: $25.00

    Price: $25.00
  • 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
  • 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
  • COLORLESS TSUKURU TAZAKI AND HIS YEARS OF PILGRIMAGE - 2ND HAND
    COLORLESS TSUKURU TAZAKI AND HIS YEARS OF PILGRIMAGE - 2ND HAND
    ISBN: 9781846558337
    Title: COLORLESS TSUKURU TAZAKI AND HIS YEARS OF PILGRIMAGE - 2ND HAND
    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: $28.00

    Price: $28.00
  • COMPLETE STORIES - 2ND HAND
    COMPLETE STORIES - 2ND HAND
    MALOUF DAVID
    ISBN: 9781741666113
    Title: COMPLETE STORIES - 2ND HAND
    Author: MALOUF DAVID
    Format: HARD COVER
    Publishing status: ACTIVE TITLE

    A near fine copy in like dust jacket showing the ghost of a removed price on rear panel. First edition.

    From the internationally acclaimed Australian writer: a single volume gathering a brilliant new collection of his short fiction, "Every Move You Make," and all of his previously published stories.
    In the heretofore unpublished "Every Move You Make": bookish boys and taciturn men, strong women and wayward sons, fathers and daughters, lovers and husbands, a composer and his muse, a builder-architect and his legacy--here are their stories, whole lives brought dramatically into focus and powerfully rooted in the vividly rendered landscape of the vast Australian continent, from the mysterious, glittering Valley of Lagoons in Far North Queensland to bohemian Sydney to Ayres Rock in the Great Victoria Desert. These tender, subtle, and intimate stories give us men and women looking for something they seem to have missed, or missed out on, puzzling over not only their own lives but also the place they have come to occupy in the lives of others.
    Heartbreakingly beautiful, richly satisfying, "The Complete Stories" also includes David Malouf's short fiction from "Dream Stuff, Antipodes," and "Child's Play," It is a major literary event.



    Imprint: KNOPF
    RRP: $40.00

    Price: $40.00
  • 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, pages tanned, previous owners name to half title, in like dust jacket. First edition. Signed by the author

    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: $35.00

    Price: $35.00
  • 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
  • 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 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
  • 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
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