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  • 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
  • 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 - 2NDHAND
    DIARY OF A BAD YEAR - 2NDHAND
    COETZEE J M
    ISBN: 9781921145636
    Title: DIARY OF A BAD YEAR - 2NDHAND
    Author: COETZEE J M
    Format: HARD COVER
    Publishing status: SECOND HAND

    A very good copy in like dust jacket. First edition. Signed by the author on the title page.

    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: TEXT PUBLISHING
    RRP: $75.00

    Price: $75.00
  • DIRT MUSIC - 2ND HAND
    DIRT MUSIC - 2ND HAND
    WINTON TIM
    ISBN: 9780330363235
    Title: DIRT MUSIC - 2ND HAND
    Author: WINTON TIM
    Format: HARD COVER
    Publishing status: ACTIVE TITLE

    A very good copy in like dust jacket. Reprint.

    Georgie Jutland is a mess. At forty, with her career in ruins, she finds herself stranded in White Point with a fisherman she doesn't love and two kids whose dead mother she can never replace. Leached of all confidence, she spends her days in isolation tedium and her nights in a blur of vodka self-recrimination. One morning, in the boozy pre-dawn gloom, she sees, a shadow drifting up the beach below - a loner called Luther Fox, with danger in his wake.Full of unforgettable characters, Dirt Music is Tim Winton's classic love song to land and place.

    Imprint: PICADOR
    RRP: $22.00

    Price: $22.00
  • DIRT MUSIC - 2ND HAND
    DIRT MUSIC - 2ND HAND
    WINTON TIM
    ISBN: 9780743228022
    Title: DIRT MUSIC - 2ND HAND
    Author: WINTON TIM
    Format: HARD COVER
    Publishing status: SECOND HAND

    A near fine copy in like dust jacket. First US edition. Signed by the author on the title page.

    Georgie Jutland is a mess. At forty, with her career in ruins, she finds herself stranded in White Point with a fisherman she doesn't love and two kids whose dead mother she can never replace. Leached of all confidence, she spends her days in isolation tedium and her nights in a blur of vodka self-recrimination. One morning, in the boozy pre-dawn gloom, she sees, a shadow drifting up the beach below - a loner called Luther Fox, with danger in his wake.Full of unforgettable characters, Dirt Music is Tim Winton's classic love song to land and place.


    Imprint: SCRIBNER
    RRP: $55.00

    Price: $55.00
  • DON QUIXOTE - 2ND HAND
    DON QUIXOTE - 2ND HAND
    CERVANTES MIGUEL DE
    ISBN: DONQUIX
    Title: DON QUIXOTE - 2ND HAND
    Author: CERVANTES MIGUEL DE
    Format: HARD COVER
    Publishing status: SECOND HAND

    A very good copy, gift inscription to FFE, illustrated boards showing minor signs of wear, in avery good clear acetate wrapper.

    Published by Abbeville Press New York in 1979, this is the hardback reprint of Miguel De Cervantes Saavedra's The First Part of The Life and Achievements of the Renowned DON QUIXOTE DE LA MANCHA translated by Peter Motteux and Illustrated by Salvador Dali. Originally published as part of the Illustrated Modern Library Series in 1949.


    Imprint: ABBEVILLE PRESS
    RRP: $100.00

    Price: $100.00
  • DROWNER - 2ND HAND
    DROWNER - 2ND HAND
    DREWE ROBERT
    ISBN: 9780732908584
    Title: DROWNER - 2ND HAND
    Author: DREWE ROBERT
    Format: HARD COVER
    Publishing status: ACTIVE TITLE

    A very good copy, inscribed by the author, pages a little tanned, in a near fine dust jacket. First edition.

    In the warm alkaline waters of the public bath a headstrong young engineer accidentally collides with a beautiful actress. From this innocent collision of flesh begins a passion that takes them from the Wiltshire Downs to the most elemental choices of life and death in the Australian desert. Their intense romance is but part of the daring story that unfolds. Mingling history, myth and technology with a modern cinematic and poetic imagination, Robert Drewe presents a fable of European ambitions in an alien landscape, and a magnificently sustained metaphor of water as the life-and-death force.

    Imprint: MACMILLAN
    RRP: $25.00

    Price: $25.00
  • DRYLANDS - 2ND HAND
    DRYLANDS - 2ND HAND
    ASTLEY THEA
    ISBN: 9780670884704
    Title: DRYLANDS - 2ND HAND
    Author: ASTLEY THEA
    Format: HARD COVER
    Publishing status: SECOND HAND

    A near fine copy, security stickerto rear paste-down, in a near fine dust jacket. First edition.

    Winner of the 2000 Miles Franklin Award

    In the dying town of Drylands, Janet Deakin sells papers to lonely locals. At night, in her flat above the newsagency, she attempts to write a novel for a world in which no one reads - ‘full of people, she envisaged, glaring at a screen that glared glassily back.’ Drylands is the story of the townsfolk’s harsh, violent lives.
    Trenchant and brilliant, Thea Astley’s final novel is a dark portrait of outback Australia in decline.


    Imprint: VIKING
    RRP: $30.00

    Price: $30.00
  • ELEGY FOR APRIL - 2ND HAND
    ELEGY FOR APRIL - 2ND HAND
    BLACK BENJAMIN
    ISBN: 9780330509046
    Title: ELEGY FOR APRIL - 2ND HAND
    Author: BLACK BENJAMIN
    Format: HARD COVER
    Publishing status: ACTIVE TITLE

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

    It's 1950's Ireland. As a deep, bewildering fog cloaks Dublin, a young woman is found to have vanished. When Phoebe Griffin, still haunted by the horrors of her past, is unable to discover news of her friend; Quirke, fresh from drying out in an institution, responds to his daughter's request for help.

    Imprint: MANTLE
    RRP: $25.00

    Price: $25.00
  • ELIZABETH COSTELLO - 2ND HAND
    ELIZABETH COSTELLO - 2ND HAND
    COETZEE J M
    ISBN: 9780670031306
    Title: ELIZABETH COSTELLO - 2ND HAND
    Author: COETZEE J M
    Format: HARD COVER
    Publishing status: ACTIVE TITLE

    A near fine copy in like dustjacket. Reprint. Signed by the author on the title page.

    Elizabeth Costello is an Australian writer of international renown; she is feted, studied, honoured. Famous principally for an early novel that established her reputation and from which, it seems, she will never escape, she has, late in life, reached the stage where her remaining function is to be venerated and applauded. Elizabeth has made her life's work the study of other people, yet now it is she who is the object of scrutiny. But, for her, what matters is the continuing search for a means of articulating her vision and the verdict of future generations. ELIZABETH COSTELLO is a humane, moral, and uncompromising creation. Double Booker Prize winning writer J.M. Coetzee's latest work of fiction offers us a profound and delicate vision of literary celebrity, artistry and the private life of the mind.

    Imprint: VIKING
    RRP: $50.00

    Price: $50.00
  • EMPIRE OF THE CZAR : A JOURNEY THROUGH ETERNAL RUSSIA - 2NDHAND
    EMPIRE OF THE CZAR : A JOURNEY THROUGH ETERNAL RUSSIA - 2NDHAND
    CUSTINE MAARQUIS DE
    ISBN: 9780385249584
    Title: EMPIRE OF THE CZAR : A JOURNEY THROUGH ETERNAL RUSSIA - 2NDHAND
    Author: CUSTINE MAARQUIS DE
    Format: HARD COVER
    Publishing status: ACTIVE TITLE

    A near fine copy in like dust jacket.

    More than 150 years after its publication, the Marquis de Custine's colorful account of his journey through Russia is more relevant today than ever before.

    Imprint: DOUBLEDAY
    RRP: $28.00

    Price: $28.00
  • ENGLISH PATIENT - 2ND HAND
    ENGLISH PATIENT - 2ND HAND
    ONDAATJE MICHAEL
    ISBN: 9780747512547
    Title: ENGLISH PATIENT - 2ND HAND
    Author: ONDAATJE MICHAEL
    Format: HARD COVER
    Publishing status: ACTIVE TITLE

    A very good copy in like dustjacket. Reprint.

    The final curtain is closing on the Second World War, and Hana, a nurse, stays behind in an abandoned Italian villa to tend to her only remaining patient. Rescued by Bedouins from a burning plane, he is English, anonymous, damaged beyond recognition and haunted by his memories of passion and betrayal.

    The only clue Hana has to his past is the one thing he clung on to through the fire - a copy of The Histories by Herodotus, covered with hand-written notes describing a painful and ultimately tragic love affair.

    Imprint: BLOOMSBURY
    RRP: $25.00

    Price: $25.00
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