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  • 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 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: 9781921145636
    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 dust jacket. First Australian edition. Signed

    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: $55.00

    Price: $55.00
  • DICKENS - 2ND HAND
    DICKENS - 2ND HAND
    ACKROYD PETER
    ISBN: 9781856190008
    Title: DICKENS - 2ND HAND
    Author: ACKROYD PETER
    Format: HARD COVER
    Publishing status: SECOND HAND

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

    Based upon an examination of original sources, this is a biography in which the figure of Charles Dickens and the moving spirit of his age are combined. Dickens the novelist, Dickens the radical and the actor, Dickens the prematurely exhausted middle-aged man whose own unquiet fictions seem to shape his life itself, Dickens the performer, Dickens the writer who stamped his image upon 19-century England. All these aspects are embodied in the book which is as much a study of a culture, and of a period, as it is of one extraordinary man.



    Imprint: SINCLAIR STEVENSON
    RRP: $20.00

    Price: $20.00
  • 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
  • DOCTOR GLAS - 2ND HAND
    DOCTOR GLAS - 2ND HAND
    SODERBERG HJALMAR
    ISBN: 9780385722674
    Title: DOCTOR GLAS - 2ND HAND
    Author: SODERBERG HJALMAR
    Format: PAPER COVER
    Publishing status: SECOND HAND

    A very good copy.

    Doctor Glas, an epistolary novel by Hjalmar Söderberg, tells the story of a physician in 19th-century Sweden who deals with moral and love issues.

    Imprint: ANCHOR DOUBLEDAY
    RRP: $10.00

    Price: $10.00
  • DOUBLE FOLD : LIBRARIES AND THE ASSAULT ON PAPER - 2ND HAND
    DOUBLE FOLD : LIBRARIES AND THE ASSAULT ON PAPER - 2ND HAND
    BAKER NICHOLSON
    ISBN: 9780375504440
    Title: DOUBLE FOLD : LIBRARIES AND THE ASSAULT ON PAPER - 2ND HAND
    Author: BAKER NICHOLSON
    Format: HARD COVER
    Publishing status: ACTIVE TITLE

    A very good copy in like dust jacket. Reprint.

    In an expose of contemporary library policies, the best-selling author of Vox describes how such institutions have dismantled collections of original bound newspapers and so-called brittle books to replace them with microfilmed copies, exploring the hidden reasons for such policies and calling for the preservation of irreplaceable records.

    Imprint: RANDOM US
    RRP: $20.00

    Price: $20.00
  • DOUBLE LIFE OF STEPHEN CRANE - 2ND HAND
    DOUBLE LIFE OF STEPHEN CRANE - 2ND HAND
    BENFEY CHRISTOPHER
    ISBN: 9780233988207
    Title: DOUBLE LIFE OF STEPHEN CRANE - 2ND HAND
    Author: BENFEY CHRISTOPHER
    Format: HARD COVER
    Publishing status: SECOND HAND

    A very good in like dust jacket. First edition.

    This is the first reassessment of Stephen Crane in more than a quarter of a century. The novelist-journalist born in 1871, six years after the war he memorialized in his universally acclaimed 'The Red Badge of Courage', died of tuberculosis at the age of twenty-eight.


    Imprint: ANDRE DEUTSCH
    RRP: $15.00

    Price: $15.00
  • DR JOHNSONS LONDON : Coffee-Houses and Climbing Boys, Medicine, Toothpaste and Gin, Poverty and Press-Gangs, Freakshows and Female Education - 2ND HAN
    DR JOHNSONS LONDON : Coffee-Houses and Climbing Boys, Medicine, Toothpaste and Gin, Poverty and Press-Gangs, Freakshows and Female Education - 2ND HAN
    PICARD LIZA
    ISBN: 9780297842187
    Title: DR JOHNSONS LONDON : Coffee-Houses and Climbing Boys, Medicine, Toothpaste and Gin, Poverty and Press-Gangs, Freakshows and Female Education - 2ND HAN
    Author: PICARD LIZA
    Format: HARD COVER
    Publishing status: ACTIVE TITLE

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

    Like its popular and acclaimed predecessor Restoration London, this book is the result of the author's passionate interest in the practical details of the everyday life of our ancestors, so often ignored in more conventional history books. Based on every possible contemporary source - diaries, almanacs, newspapers, advice books, memoirs, government papers and reports - Liza Picard examines every aspect of life in London: the streets, houses and gardens; cooking, housework, laundry and shopping; clothes and jewellery, cosmetics and hairdressing; medicine, sex, hobbies, education and etiquette; religion and popular beliefs; law and crime. This book spans the years 1740 to 1770, starting when the gin craze was gaining ground and ending when the east coast of America was still British.

    Imprint: WEIDENFELD & NICOLSON
    RRP: $40.00

    Price: $40.00
  • DREAM STUFF - 2ND HAND
    DREAM STUFF - 2ND HAND
    MALOUF DAVID
    ISBN: 9780701169428
    Title: DREAM STUFF - 2ND HAND
    Author: MALOUF DAVID
    Format: HARD COVER
    Publishing status: SECOND HAND

    A near fine copy, top edge tanned, in a near fine dust jacket. First edition.

    From the image of a small boy entranced by his mother's GI Escort, yet still hoping for the return of a father 'missing in action', to the portrait of an adult writer trying to piece together a defining image of his late father, these outstanding stories conjure up with sharp intensity the memories and events that make a man.

    These powerfully vivid stories by a great writer range over more than a century of Australian life, from green tropical lushness to 'blacksoil country', from scrub and outback to city streets-evoking dark shadows beneath a bright sun, and lives shaped by the ghosts of history and the rhythms of unruly nature.

    Imprint: CHATTO & WINDUS
    RRP: $15.00

    Price: $15.00
  • DREAMHOUSE - 2ND HAND
    DREAMHOUSE - 2ND HAND
    GRENVILLE KATE
    ISBN: 9780702219597
    Title: DREAMHOUSE - 2ND HAND
    Author: GRENVILLE KATE
    Format: HARD COVER
    Publishing status: SECOND HAND

    A very good copy, pages tanned, boards a little sunned, in a very good dust jacket.
    First edition. Signed.

    It should have been a perfect summer, but for Louise and Rennie their dreamhouse is the stuff of nightmares. Kate Grenville's extraordinary, disturbing novel evokes the mystery and menace underpinning everyday life.


    Imprint: UNI OF QUEENSLAND PRESS
    RRP: $30.00

    Price: $30.00
  • DYING TRADE - 2ND HAND
    DYING TRADE - 2ND HAND
    CORRIS PETER
    ISBN: DYING
    Title: DYING TRADE - 2ND HAND
    Author: CORRIS PETER
    Format: HARD COVER
    Publishing status: SECOND HAND

    A very good copy., pages tanned , bourds rubbed, in avery good dust jusket. First edition. Signed. The first in the iconic Cliff Hardy series and the only on to be published in hardcover.

    The villain was in custody as they say, but villains were coming out of the woodwork and the past was sending out tentacles which were winding around the necks of people living and dying in the present. It's a dying trade I'm in. Meet Cliff Hardy. Smoker, drinker, ex-boxer. And private investigator. When the wealthy Bryn Gutteridge hires Hardy to help his sister, it looks as if blackmail is the problem. Until the case becomes more brutal, twisted and shocking than even Hardy could have guessed.

    Imprint: MCGRAW
    RRP: $50.00

    Price: $50.00
  • EAT FRESH : COOKING THROUGH THE SEASONS - 2ND HAND
    EAT FRESH : COOKING THROUGH THE SEASONS - 2ND HAND
    LANGBEIN ANNABEL
    ISBN: 9780731814183
    Title: EAT FRESH : COOKING THROUGH THE SEASONS - 2ND HAND
    Author: LANGBEIN ANNABEL
    Format: PAPER COVER
    Publishing status: ACTIVE TITLE

    A near fine copy,

    We all know that food tastes best when it is grown and eaten in its own natural season. Few of us have the opportunity to grow our own food, but increasingly we desire to eat sustainably, and enjoy food at its natural best. EAT FRESH - COOKING THROUGH THE SEASONS, delivers Annabel's signature style of accessible, simple yet stylish food, and brings a new freshness and flair to the way we cook and eat today.

    Imprint: SIMON & SCHUSTER
    RRP: $15.00

    Price: $15.00
  • 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
  • ELEGY FOR APRIL - 2ND HAND
    ELEGY FOR APRIL - 2ND HAND
    BLACK BENJAMIN
    ISBN: 9780805090918
    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 US 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: HENRY HOLT
    RRP: $15.00

    Price: $15.00
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