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  • 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
  • ETERNAL FRONTIES : An Ecological History of North America and Its Peoples - 2ND HAND
    ETERNAL FRONTIES : An Ecological History of North America and Its Peoples - 2ND HAND
    FLANNERY TIM
    ISBN: 9780434008667
    Title: ETERNAL FRONTIES : An Ecological History of North America and Its Peoples - 2ND HAND
    Author: FLANNERY TIM
    Format: HARD COVER
    Publishing status: SECOND HAND

    A very good copy in like dustjacket. First edition.

    This title tells the story of North America over the last 65 million years, from the arrival of the largest asteroid ever to hit the Earth, through the evolution of North America's landscape, mountains, forests, prairies, volcanoes, and rivers, its climate and flora and fauna, and the Burgess shale, through the story of the Native Americans to the arrival of the European invaders.

    Imprint: HEINEMANN
    RRP: $30.00

    Price: $30.00
  • EVERY MOVE YOU MAKE - 2ND HAND
    EVERY MOVE YOU MAKE - 2ND HAND
    MALOUF DAVID
    ISBN: 9780701180485
    Title: EVERY MOVE YOU MAKE - 2ND HAND
    Author: MALOUF DAVID
    Format: HARD COVER
    Publishing status: ACTIVE TITLE

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

    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 vividly into focus and so powerfully rooted in the landscape that you can almost feel the heat and the dust. His canvas is the vast Australian continent from the mysterious, glittering Valley of Lagoons behind the Great Divide in Far North Queensland, to bohemian Balmain and the Centre at Uluru, but always there are enticing glimpses of a world beyond, and the stories are tender, subtle, unsettlingly intimate.

    A young man going off to war tries to make sense of his place in the world he is leaving; a composer's life plays itself out as a complex domestic cantata; an accident on a hunting trip speaks volumes, which its inarticulate victim never could; and, in the funniest, most surprising story of all, a down-to-earth woman stubbornly tries to keep her feet on the ground at Ayers Rock.

    Malouf's men and women are together but curiously alone, looking for something they seem to have missed, or missed out on, in life, puzzling over the space they'll leave behind when the waters close over them...

    This is a heartbreakingly beautiful, richly satisfying collection by a master storyteller, one of the great writers of our time.


    Imprint: CHATTO & WINDUS
    RRP: $25.00

    Price: $25.00
  • EYRIE - 2ND HAND
    EYRIE - 2ND HAND
    WINTON TIM
    ISBN: 9781926428536
    Title: EYRIE - 2ND HAND
    Author: WINTON TIM
    Format: HARD COVER
    Publishing status: SECOND HAND

    A near fine copy in like dust jacker. Signed First edition.

    Tom Keely's reputation is in ruins. And that's the upside. Divorced and unemployed, he's lost faith in everything precious to him. Holed up in a grim highrise, cultivating his newfound isolation, Keely looks down at a society from which he's retired hurt and angry. He's done fighting the good fight, and well past caring. But even in his seedy flat, ducking the neighbours, he's not safe from entanglement. All it takes is an awkward encounter in the lobby. A woman from his past, a boy the likes of which he's never met before. Two strangers leading a life beyond his experience and into whose orbit he falls despite himself. What follows is a heart-stopping, groundbreaking novel for our times - funny, confronting, exhilarating and haunting. Inhabited by unforgettable characters, Eyrie asks how, in an impossibly compromised world, we can ever hope to do the right thing.


    Imprint: PENGUIN BOOKS
    RRP: $40.00

    Price: $40.00
  • EZARD : CONTEMPORARY AUSTRALIAN FOOD - 2ND HAND
    EZARD : CONTEMPORARY AUSTRALIAN FOOD - 2ND HAND
    EZARD TEAGE
    ISBN: 9781740660006
    Title: EZARD : CONTEMPORARY AUSTRALIAN FOOD - 2ND HAND
    Author: EZARD TEAGE
    Format: HARD COVER
    Publishing status: ACTIVE TITLE

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

    Known for his bold and imaginative cooking style, Teage Ezard terms his food 'Australian freestyle' with Chinese and Thai as the primary influences. This book showcases a number of his dishes, as well as providing instruction on the various techniques involved.

    Imprint: HARDIE GRANT BOOKS
    RRP: $50.00

    Price: $50.00
  • FALL OY TROY - 2ND HAND
    FALL OY TROY - 2ND HAND
    ACKROYD PETER
    ISBN: 9780701179113
    Title: FALL OY TROY - 2ND HAND
    Author: ACKROYD PETER
    Format: HARD COVER
    Publishing status: ACTIVE TITLE

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

    In The Fall of Troy, acclaimed novelist and historian Peter Ackroyd creates a fascinating narrative that follows an archaeologist's obsession with finding the ruins of Troy, depicting the blurred line between truth and deception.Obermann, an acclaimed German scholar, fervently believes that his discovery of the ancient ruins of Troy will prove that the heroes of the Iliad, a work he has cherished all his life, actually existed. But Sophia, Obermann's young Greek wife, has her suspicions about his motivations — suspicions that only increase when she finds a cache of artifacts that her husband has hidden, and when a more skeptical archaeologist dies from a mysterious fever. With exquisite detail, Ackroyd again demonstrates his ability to evoke time and place, creating a brilliantly told story of heroes and scoundrels, human aspirations and follies, and the temptation to shape the truth to fit a passionately held belief.

    Imprint: CHATTO & WINDUS
    RRP: $25.00

    Price: $25.00
  • FAMILY ROMANCE - 2ND HAND
    FAMILY ROMANCE - 2ND HAND
    BROOKNER ANITA
    ISBN: 9780224036436
    Title: FAMILY ROMANCE - 2ND HAND
    Author: BROOKNER ANITA
    Format: HARD COVER
    Publishing status: SECOND HAND

    A near fince copy in a very good, scratched, dust jacket. First edition.

    Paul and Henrietta Manning and their solitary, academic daughter Jane have nothing in common with Dolly, widow of Henrietta's brother. Corseted and painted, Dolly is a frivolous, superficial woman, who has little time for those without that inestimable quality - charm. Jane, in particular, falls into this category, especially after the death of her parents. But Jane has money - and a conscience - and these bind her to Dolly. Through disagreements, disappointments and disapprovals, Jane and Dolly are enmeshed in an uneasy alliance in which history and family create closer ties than friendship ever could.


    Imprint: JONATHAN CAPE
    RRP: $18.00

    Price: $18.00
  • FATAL SHORE - 2ND HAND
    FATAL SHORE - 2ND HAND
    HUGHES ROBERT
    ISBN: 9780002173612
    Title: FATAL SHORE - 2ND HAND
    Author: HUGHES ROBERT
    Format: HARD COVER
    Publishing status: SECOND HAND

    A near fine copy in like dustjacket. Reprint.


    In 1787, the twenty-eighth year of the reign of King George III, the British Government sent a fleet to colonize Australia. An epic description of the brutal transportation of men, women and children out of Georgian Britain into a horrific penal system which was to be the precursor to the Gulag and was the origin of Australia. The Fatal Shore is the prize-winning, scholarly, brilliantly entertaining narrative that has given its true history to Australia.

    Imprint: COLLINS HARVILL
    RRP: $35.00

    Price: $35.00
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