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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
  • 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: 9780670018758
    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 dustjacket. 1st US edition.

    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: VIKING U.S.A.
    RRP: $28.00

    Price: $28.00
  • 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
  • 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: $15.00

    Price: $15.00
  • 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
  • DREAM SONG : The Life of John Berryman - 2ND HAND
    DREAM SONG : The Life of John Berryman - 2ND HAND
    MARIANI PAUL
    ISBN: 9780688050269
    Title: DREAM SONG : The Life of John Berryman - 2ND HAND
    Author: MARIANI PAUL
    Format: HARD COVER
    Publishing status: SECOND HAND

    A very good copy inlike dustjacket. First edition

    Clearly, this is another definitive work from the author whose biography of William Carlos Williams was nominated for a National Book Award. From Berryman's myriad letters, journal entries, and marginalia, and accounts from family, students, friends, and contemporaries, a picture of the tortured, self-obsessed, and sometimes kind poet emerges. The biographer refrains from imposing a critical view or value judgment on his subject, and his occasional remarks on the poet's difficult personality are amply supported by psychological evidence. Although it incorporates much of Berryman's writing, Mariani's angle on the poet's development is more personalized. This thorough and highly engaging biography will be welcomed by those who admire Berryman's verse and criticism and by those who wish to better understand his stylized, Modernist approach.

    Imprint: MORROW
    RRP: $28.00

    Price: $28.00
  • 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
  • DUENDE : A Journey in Search of Flamenco - 2ND HAND
    DUENDE : A Journey in Search of Flamenco - 2ND HAND
    WEBSTER JASON
    ISBN: 9780385603614
    Title: DUENDE : A Journey in Search of Flamenco - 2ND HAND
    Author: WEBSTER JASON
    Format: HARD COVER
    Publishing status: ACTIVE TITLE

    A very good copy, pages tanned, in a near fine dust jacket. Author's first book. First Edition.

    Destined for a sedate and predictable life in academia, Jason Webster was derailed in his early twenties when his first love, an aloof Florentine beauty, dumped him unceremoniously. Loveless and eager for adventure - and determined to fulfill a secret dream - he left Oxford and headed for Spain, the country that had long captivated his imagination, and set off in search of duende, the intense and mysterious emotional state - part ecstasy, part melancholy - that is the essence of Spain's signature art form: flamenco.

    Imprint: DOUBLEDAY
    RRP: $15.00

    Price: $15.00
  • DUST THAT FALLS FROM DREAMS - 2ND HAND
    DUST THAT FALLS FROM DREAMS - 2ND HAND
    DE BERNIERES LOUIS
    ISBN: 9781846558764
    Title: DUST THAT FALLS FROM DREAMS - 2ND HAND
    Author: DE BERNIERES LOUIS
    Format: HARD COVER
    Publishing status: ACTIVE TITLE

    A near fine copy in like dustjacket. First edition.

    Against the backdrop of the Great War, Rosie must choose between two men who have loved her since they were childhood friends together.

    In the brief golden years of King Edward VII's reign, Rosie McCosh and her three very different sisters are growing up in an eccentric household in Kent, with their neighbours the Pitt boys on one side and the Pendennis boys on the other. But their days of childhood adventure are shadowed by the approach of war that will engulf them on the cusp of adulthood.

    When the boys end up scattered along the Western Front, Rosie faces the challenges of life for those left behind. Confused by her love for two young men - one an infantry soldier and one a flying ace - she has to navigate her way through extraordinary times. Can she, and her sisters, build new lives out of the opportunities and devastations that follow the Great War?

    Louis de Bernières' magnificent and moving novel follows the lives of an unforgettable cast of characters as they strike out to seek what happiness can be built from the ruins of the old world.


    Imprint: HARVILL
    RRP: $28.00

    Price: $28.00
  • 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
    OMDAATJE MICHAEL
    ISBN: 9780747512547
    Title: ENGLISH PATIENT - 2ND HAND
    Author: OMDAATJE 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
  • ESSENTIAL BAKER - 2ND HAND
    ESSENTIAL BAKER - 2ND HAND
    BLOOM CAROLE
    ISBN: 9780764576454
    Title: ESSENTIAL BAKER - 2ND HAND
    Author: BLOOM CAROLE
    Format: HARD COVER
    Publishing status: SECOND HAND

    A very good copy in like dust jacket.

    If you are a beginning baker, this book offers an accessible introduction to essential baking ingredients, equipment, and techniques as well as detailed, step-by-step recipes that make it easy to prepare even the trickiest baked goods. If you are already an accomplished baker, it offers many sophisticated and unusual recipes that will help you refine your knowledge and skills.

    The book features a distinctive organization based on six key baking ingredients, from fruits and vegetables, nuts and seeds, and chocolate to dairy products, spices and herbs, and coffee, tea, and liqueurs. Select an ingredient or flavor you love, and you'll find many delicious ways to incorporate it into your baking.

    Bloom's recipes encompass every type of baking. You'll find spectacular versions of familiar favorites - Cherry Pie, Carrot Cake with Cream Cheese Frosting, and Double Peanut Butter Cookies - as well as intriguing variations and extravagant indulgences, including Coconut Biscotti, Lemon Verbena and Walnut Tea Cake, and Dark Chocolate Creme Brulee. Her meticulous recipes specify essential gear, offer tips on streamlining the recipe and storing the finished dish, and provide advice on varying ingredients and adding panache.

    With in-depth guidance on techniques and ingredients, 225 standout recipes, variations and embellishments for almost every dish, and 32 pages of striking full-color photographs, The Essential Baker is truly the only baking book you'll ever need.

    Imprint: WILEY
    RRP: $22.00

    Price: $22.00
  • 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
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