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  • ABYSSINIAN CHRONICLES - 2ND HAND
    ABYSSINIAN CHRONICLES - 2ND HAND
    ISEGAWA MOSES
    ISBN: 9780375406133
    Title: ABYSSINIAN CHRONICLES - 2ND HAND
    Author: ISEGAWA MOSES
    Format: HARD COVER
    Publishing status: SECOND HAND

    A near fine copy, signed and dated by the author (5/03/08 Adelaide), in a near fine dust jacket. First Edition.

    Like Salman Rushdie's Midnight's Children" and Gabriel Garcia Marquez's One Hundred Years of Solitude, Moses Isegawa's Abyssinian Chronicles tells a riveting story of twentieth-century Africa that is passionate in vision and breathtaking in scope.
    At the center of this unforgettable tale is Mugezi, a young man who manages to make it through the hellish reign of Idi Amin and experiences firsthand the most crushing aspects of Ugandan society: he withstands his distant father's oppression and his mother's cruelty in the name of Catholic zeal, endures the ravages of war, rape, poverty, and AIDS, and yet he is able to keep a hopeful and even occasionally amusing outlook on life. Mugezi's hard-won observations form a cri de coeur for a people shaped by untold losses.




    Imprint: KNOPF
    RRP: $35.00

    Price: $35.00
  • ADELAIDE : A SENSE OF DIFFERENCE - 2ND HAND
    ADELAIDE : A SENSE OF DIFFERENCE - 2ND HAND
    WHITELOCK DEREK
    ISBN: 9780875606576
    Title: ADELAIDE : A SENSE OF DIFFERENCE - 2ND HAND
    Author: WHITELOCK DEREK
    Format: PAPER COVER
    Publishing status: SECOND HAND

    A near fine copy of the revised third edition. Signed.

    Renowned for its Victorian stone architecture, green belt parklands, international Festival of Arts, Mediterranean climate, and fine wines the city of Adelaide has always been admire. Now, historian and environmentalist, Dr Derek Whitelock tells his story of Adelaide, and includes 12 essays by eminent Adeladians.

    Imprint: ARCADIA BOOKS
    RRP: $25.00

    Price: $25.00
  • ADVANCED PROFESSIONAL PASTRY CHEF - 2ND HAND
    ADVANCED PROFESSIONAL PASTRY CHEF - 2ND HAND
    FRIBERG BO
    ISBN: 9780471359265
    Title: ADVANCED PROFESSIONAL PASTRY CHEF - 2ND HAND
    Author: FRIBERG BO
    Format: HARD COVER
    Publishing status: ACTIVE TITLE

    A very good copy in like dust jacket.

    Up-to-date, advanced techniques for the professional pastry chef and serious home baker The Advanced Professional Pastry Chef brings up-to-date coverage of the latest baking and pastry techniques to a new generation of pastry chefs and serious home bakers. This book covers advanced material and - like chef Bo's classic The Professional Pastry Chef: Fundamentals of Baking and Pastry, Fourth Edition - contains contemporary information to meet the needs of today's pastry kitchen. This volume contains nearly 500 recipes, which emphasize the techniques and presentations offered in top restaurants and bakeshops today. Topics covered in depth include:* Decorated cakes* Modernist desserts* Wedding cakes and holiday favorites* Sugar work* Marzipan figures* Chocolate decorationsIllustrated step-by-step instructions demystify even the most complex techniques and preparations, while over 100 vivid color photographs bring finished dishes to life

    Imprint: WILEY
    RRP: $40.00

    Price: $40.00
  • AFTER THE VICTORIANS - 2ND HAND
    AFTER THE VICTORIANS - 2ND HAND
    WILSON A N
    ISBN: 9780091794842
    Title: AFTER THE VICTORIANS - 2ND HAND
    Author: WILSON A N
    Format: HARD COVER
    Publishing status: SECOND HAND

    A very good copy, pages tanned, in a very good, lightly scuffed , dust jacket. First edition.

    The distinguished historian A.N. Wilson has charted, in vivid detail, Britain's rise to world dominance, a tale of how one small island nation came to be the mightiest, richest country on earth, reigning over much of the globe. Now in his much anticipated sequel to the classic The Victorians, he describes how in little more than a generation Britain's power and influence in the world would virtually dissolve.

    In After the Victorians, Wilson presents a panoramic view of an era, stretching from the death of Queen Victoria in 1901 to the dawn of the cold war in the early 1950s. He offers riveting accounts of the savagery of World War I and the world-altering upheaval of the Communist Revolution. He explains Britain's role in shaping the destiny of the Middle East. And he casts a bright new light on the World War II years: Britain played a central role in defeating Germany but at a severe cost. The nation would emerge from the war bankrupt and fatally weakened, sidelined from world politics, while America would assume the mantle of dominant world power, facing off against the Soviet Union in the cold war. Wilson's perspective is not confined to the trenches of the battlefield and the halls of parliament: he also examines the parallel story of the beginnings of Modernism-he visits the novelists, philosophers, poets, and painters to see what they reveal about the activities of the politicians, scientists, and generals.

    Blending military, political, social, and cultural history of the most dramatic kind, A.N. Wilson offers an absorbing portrait of the decline of one of the world's great powers. The result is a fresh account of the birth pangs of the modern world, as well as a timely analysis of imperialism and its discontents.


    Imprint: HUTCHINSON PUBLISHERS
    RRP: $25.00

    Price: $25.00
  • ALBION : The Origins of the English Imagination - 2ND HAND
    ALBION : The Origins of the English Imagination - 2ND HAND
    ACKROYD PETER
    ISBN: 9780385497725
    Title: ALBION : The Origins of the English Imagination - 2ND HAND
    Author: ACKROYD PETER
    Format: HARD COVER
    Publishing status: ACTIVE TITLE

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

    From Beowulf and the Venerable Bede through King Arthur and the Knights of the Round Table to Tolkein's LORD OF THE RINGS; from Chaucer through Shakespeare to Jane Austen and the Bronte sisters; from Purcell to Vaughan Williams, Hogarth to Turner; from mystery plays and lives of the saints through music hall to pantomime ua Peter Ackroyd's favourite themes are there: visionary poetry, theatrical novels, fantastical travel books; English paths in the English landscape, the sound of the sea in English music; the overlapping of myth with reality, fiction with non-fiction - and there are also explorations of forgery and plagiarism; Romanticism and autobiography; translation and assimilation; ruins and antiquarianism.; the English love of miniatures, drag acts and eccentrics; and the English predilection for understatement and embarrassment. As he did in London, Peter Ackroyd leads the reader through a labyrinth. This will be one of the most exciting and exuberant books to be published in 2002.

    Imprint: NAN A TALESE
    RRP: $40.00

    Price: $40.00
  • AMERICAN JOURNEYS - 2ND HAND
    AMERICAN JOURNEYS - 2ND HAND
    WATSON DON
    ISBN: 9781740513166
    Title: AMERICAN JOURNEYS - 2ND HAND
    Author: WATSON DON
    Format: HARD COVER
    Publishing status: SECOND HAND

    A near fine copy, ghost of erased price on FFE in a near fine dust jacket.
    First edition.

    Only in America - the most powerful democracy on earth, home to the best and worst of everything - are the most extreme contradictions possible. In a series of journeys in 2005 and 2006, acclaimed author Don Watson set out to explore the nation that has influenced him more than any other. Travelling by rail gave Watson a unique and seductive means of peering into the United States, a way to experience life with its citizens: long days with the American landscape and American towns and American history unfolding on the outside, while inside a tiny particle of the American people talked among themselves. Watson's experiences are profoundly affecting: he witnesses the terrible aftermath of Hurricane Katrina on the Gulf Coast; explores the savage history of the Deep South, the heartland of the Civil War; and journeys to the remarkable wilderness of Yellowstone National Park. Yet it is through the people he meets that Watson discovers the incomparable genius of America, its optimism, sophistication and riches - and also its darker side, its disavowal of failure and uncertainty. Beautifully written, with gentle power and sly humour, AMERICAN JOURNEYS investigates the meaning of the United States: its confidence, its religion, its heroes, its violence, and its material obsessions. The things that make America great are also its greatest flaws.



    Imprint: KNOPF
    RRP: $20.00

    Price: $20.00
  • AMERICAN VISIONS : The Epic History of Art In America - 2ND HAND
    AMERICAN VISIONS : The Epic History of Art In America - 2ND HAND
    HUGHES ROBERT
    ISBN: 9781860465338
    Title: AMERICAN VISIONS : The Epic History of Art In America - 2ND HAND
    Author: HUGHES ROBERT
    Format: PAPER COVER
    Publishing status: SECOND HAND

    A very good copy.

    eginning where American art itself began - five centuries ago, with the native Americans and the first Spanish invaders in the Southwest - this book travels through to the late 1990s. It tells the story of how American artistic tradition was created: by public taste; by a landscape of unparalleled variety and richness; by a culture that stretched into dozens of foreign lands; and by a gallery of brilliant and idiosyncratic painters, sculptors and architects. Biographies, critical commentaries and anecdotes are included.


    Imprint: HARVILL
    RRP: $50.00

    Price: $50.00
  • AMNESIA - 2ND HAND
    AMNESIA - 2ND HAND
    CAREY PETER
    ISBN: 9780571311187
    Title: AMNESIA - 2ND HAND
    Author: CAREY PETER
    Format: HARD COVER
    Publishing status: SECOND HAND

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

    It was a spring evening in Washington DC; a chilly autumn morning in Melbourne; it was exactly 22.00 Greenwich Mean Time when a worm entered the computerised control systems of hundreds of Australian prisons and released the locks in many places of incarceration, some of which the hacker could not have known existed.

    How does a young woman from suburban Melbourne become America's public enemy number one? When Gaby Baillieux releases the Angel Worm into the computers of Australia's prison system, freeing hundreds of asylum seekers, she sets off a chain reaction. These prisons are run by US companies, and so the doors of some 5000 American institutions have also opened. And to some watching eyes, the secrets of both countries threaten to pour out. Was this a mistake? Or has the elusive Gaby declared cyberwar on the US, as part of the longstanding covert conflict between the two countries that has as its most outrageous act the CIA-engineered coup of 1975 - a coup so brazen we immediately forgot it as part of our Great Amnesia. Amnesia is Carey at his best: funny, sweeping, intimate, exhilarating. It is a novel that speaks powerfully about our history but most urgently about our present.

    Imprint: FABER AND FABER
    RRP: $28.00

    Price: $28.00
  • ANASTASIA : THE LIFE OF ANNA ANDERSON - 2ND HAND
    ANASTASIA : THE LIFE OF ANNA ANDERSON - 2ND HAND
    KURTH PETER
    ISBN: 9780712662673
    Title: ANASTASIA : THE LIFE OF ANNA ANDERSON - 2ND HAND
    Author: KURTH PETER
    Format: TRADE PAPER COVER
    Publishing status: SECOND HAND

    A very good copy. Pages tanned.

    In 1918, Tsar Nicholas II and his family were shot in the Russian Revolution. In 1920, a woman who many believe was the Grand Duchess Anastasia was rescued from a canal in Berlin. This is her story.



    Imprint: PIMLICO
    RRP: $15.00

    Price: $15.00
  • ANCIENT EVENINGS - 2ND HAND
    ANCIENT EVENINGS - 2ND HAND
    MAILER NORMAN
    ISBN: 9780333340257
    Title: ANCIENT EVENINGS - 2ND HAND
    Author: MAILER NORMAN
    Format: HARD COVER
    Publishing status: SECOND HAND

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

    "Norman Mailer's dazzlingly rich, deeply evocative novel of ancient Egypt breathes life into the figures of a lost era- the eighteenth-dynasty Pharaoh Rameses and his wife, Queen Nefertiti; Menenhetet, their creature, lover, and victim; and the gods and mortals that surround them in intimate and telepathic communion. Mailer's reincarnated protagonist is carried through the exquisite gardens of the royal harem, along the majestic flow of the Nile, and into the terrifying clash of battle. An extraordinary work of inventiveness, Ancient Evenings lives on in the mind long after the last page has been turned. bPraise for Ancient Evenings i Astounding, beautifully written . . . a leap of imagination that crosses three millennia to Pharaonic Egypt. USA Today Mailer makes a miraculous present out of age-deep memories, bringing to life the rhythms, the images, the sensuousness of a lost time. The New York Times i Mailer's Egypt is a haunting and magical place. . . . The reader wallows in the scope, depth, the sheer magnitude and yes the fertility of his imagination.

    Imprint: MACMILLAN
    RRP: $30.00

    Price: $30.00
  • AND THE HIPPOS WERE BOILED IN THEIR TANKS - 2ND HAND
    AND THE HIPPOS WERE BOILED IN THEIR TANKS - 2ND HAND
    BURROUGHS WILLIAM S / KEROUAC JACK
    ISBN: 9781846141645
    Title: AND THE HIPPOS WERE BOILED IN THEIR TANKS - 2ND HAND
    Author: BURROUGHS WILLIAM S / KEROUAC JACK
    Format: HARD COVER
    Publishing status: SECOND HAND

    A very good copy, pages a tanned ina very good, rubbed, dust jacket. Reprint.

    The legendary novel whose true events inspired the film KILL YOUR DARLINGS
    In the summer of 1944, a shocking murder rocked the fledgling Beats. William S. Burroughs and Jack Kerouac, both still unknown, we inspired by the crime to collaborate on a novel, a hard-boiled tale of bohemian New York during World War II, full of drugs and art, obsession and brutality, with scenes and characters drawn from their own lives. Finally published after more than sixty years, this is a captivating read, and incomparable literary artifact, and a window into the lives and art of two of the twentieth century s most influential writers.


    Imprint: PENGUIN BOOKS
    RRP: $25.00

    Price: $25.00
  • ANTHOLOGY OF AUSTRALIAN RELIGIOUS POETRY - 2ND HAND
    ANTHOLOGY OF AUSTRALIAN RELIGIOUS POETRY - 2ND HAND
    MURRAY LES (ED)
    ISBN: 9780859243735
    Title: ANTHOLOGY OF AUSTRALIAN RELIGIOUS POETRY - 2ND HAND
    Author: MURRAY LES (ED)
    Format: HARD COVER
    Publishing status: SECOND HAND

    A near fine copy in like dust jacket. Selected and with a foreword by Les Murray. Signed. First edition.

    The collection contains some 350 poems by over 100 poets, with the emphasis being on a broad understanding of religion and on quality poetry. Murray, an internationally acclaimed poet, is also editor of TThe New Oxford Book of Australian Verse'.


    Imprint: COLLINS
    RRP: $50.00

    Price: $50.00
  • ANTONY AND CLEOPATRA - 2ND HAND
    ANTONY AND CLEOPATRA - 2ND HAND
    MCCULLOUCH COLLEEN
    ISBN: 9780732283209
    Title: ANTONY AND CLEOPATRA - 2ND HAND
    Author: MCCULLOUCH COLLEEN
    Format: HARD COVER
    Publishing status: SECOND HAND

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

    McCullough continues her Masters of Rome series with the seventh and final installment, Antony and Cleopatra. The novel spans the years 41 BC to 27 BC, from the aftermath of the Battle of Philippi and the suicide of Marcus Junius Brutus and Gaius Cassius Longinus until the downfall of the second triumvirate, the final war of the Roman Republic and the renaming of Octavian to Augustus in 27 BC . The novel, which was McCullough's last in the series, focuses mainly on the famous love story between Mark Antony, victor at Philippi, and queen Cleopatra, earlier the lover of Julius Caesar.

    Imprint: HARPER COLLINS
    RRP: $20.00

    Price: $20.00
  • ARABESQUE : MODERN MIDDLE EASTERN FOOD - 2ND HAND
    ARABESQUE : MODERN MIDDLE EASTERN FOOD - 2ND HAND
    MALOUF GREG / MALOUF LUCY
    ISBN: 9781864980738
    Title: ARABESQUE : MODERN MIDDLE EASTERN FOOD - 2ND HAND
    Author: MALOUF GREG / MALOUF LUCY
    Format: HARD COVER
    Publishing status: ACTIVE TITLE

    A near fine copy in a very good jacket, spine a little faded. First edition.

    With over 170 recipes complementing this guided tour of forty-two essential ingredients, the Maloufs passion for the aromas, flavours and textures of modern Middle East cuisine come bursting through on every page. Almonds - Apricots - Artichokes - Beans - Burghul - Cardamom - Cheese - Chickpeas - Chillies - Cinnamon - Coriander - Couscous - Cumin - Dates - Eggplants - Figs - Garlic - Ginger - Honey - Lamb - Lemons - Lentils - Mint - Olives and Olive Oil - Orange-Blossom Water - Parsley - Pastry - Pine Nuts - Pistachios - Pomegranates - Quinces - Rice - Rosewater - Saffron - Sesame Seeds - Siverbeet and Spinach - Sumac - Thyme - Turkish Coffee - Vine Leaves - Watermelon - Yoghurt



    Imprint: HARDIE GRANT BOOKS
    RRP: $35.00

    Price: $35.00
  • AUSTRALIAN SEAFOOD HANDBOOK : IMPORTED SPECIES - 2ND HAND
    AUSTRALIAN SEAFOOD HANDBOOK : IMPORTED SPECIES - 2ND HAND
    YEARSLEY / WARD (EDS)
    ISBN: 9781876996314
    Title: AUSTRALIAN SEAFOOD HANDBOOK : IMPORTED SPECIES - 2ND HAND
    Author: YEARSLEY / WARD (EDS)
    Format: HARD COVER
    Publishing status: ACTIVE TITLE

    A near fine copy. Illustrated boards. Issued without dust jacket.

    An essential reference for all professional fishers, fishmongers, processors, biologists and seafood consumers. Over 350 species of finfishes, shellfishes, as well as crustaceans, jellyfishes, molluscs, sea cucumbers and sea urchins, are included in this comprehensive, user-friendly full colour identification guide.

    Imprint: CSIRO PUBLICATIONS
    RRP: $30.00

    Price: $30.00
  • AUTOBIOGRAPHY OF MARK TWAIN : VOLUME 1 - 2ND HAND
    AUTOBIOGRAPHY OF MARK TWAIN : VOLUME 1 - 2ND HAND
    TWAIN MARK
    ISBN: 9780520267190
    Title: AUTOBIOGRAPHY OF MARK TWAIN : VOLUME 1 - 2ND HAND
    Author: TWAIN MARK
    Format: HARD COVER
    Publishing status: SECOND HAND

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

    'I've struck it!' Mark Twain wrote in a 1904 letter to a friend. 'And I will give it awayto you. You will never know how much enjoyment you have lost until you get to dictating your autobiography.' Thus, after dozens of false starts and hundreds of pages, Twain embarked on his 'Final (and Right) Plan' for telling the story of his life. His innovative notionto 'talk only about the thing which interests you for the moment'meant that his thoughts could range freely. The strict instruction that many of these texts remain unpublished for 100 years meant that when they came out, he would be 'dead, and unaware, and indifferent,' and that he was therefore free to speak his 'whole frank mind.' The year 2010 marks the 100th anniversary of Twain's death. In celebration of this important milestone and in honor of the cherished tradition of publishing Mark Twain's works, UC Press is proud to offer for the first time Mark Twain's uncensored autobiography in its entirety and exactly as he left it. This major literary event brings to readers, admirers, and scholars the first of three volumes and presents Mark Twain's authentic and unsuppressed voice, brimming with humor, ideas, and opinions, and speaking clearly from the grave as he intended.Editors:Harriet E. Smith, Benjamin Griffin, Victor Fischer, Michael B. Frank, Sharon K. Goetz, Leslie Myrick



    Imprint: UNIVERISTY OF CALIFORNIA
    RRP: $50.00

    Price: $50.00
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