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  • 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 : 1901-1953 - 2ND HAND
    AFTER THE VICTORIANS : 1901-1953 - 2ND HAND
    WILSON A N
    ISBN: 9780091794842
    Title: AFTER THE VICTORIANS : 1901-1953 - 2ND HAND
    Author: WILSON A N
    Format: HARD COVER
    Publishing status: SECOND HAND

    A very good copy in like dustjacket. First edition.

    When this book begins, in the reign of Edward VII, Great Britain commands the mightiest empire the world has ever seen. By the time it ends, with the coronation of Elizabeth II. Britain has emerged victorious from a world war , but ruined as a world power. How did Britain's power and influence decline? This is one of the questions A.N.Wilson seeks to answer in his masterly follow -up to the Victorians.



    Imprint: HUTCHINSON PUBLISHERS
    RRP: $28.00

    Price: $28.00
  • AIR CONDITIONED NIGHTMARE - 2NDHAND
    AIR CONDITIONED NIGHTMARE - 2NDHAND
    MILLER HENRY
    ISBN: AIRCONDITIONED
    Title: AIR CONDITIONED NIGHTMARE - 2NDHAND
    Author: MILLER HENRY
    Format: HARD COVER
    Publishing status: SECOND HAND

    A very good copy, foxed and rubbed, in a very good, price-clipped and sunned dustjacket.

    His stories and essays celebrate those rare individuals (famous and obscure) whose creative resilience and mere existence oppose the mechanization of minds and souls.
    In 1939, after ten years as an expatriate, Henry Miller returned to the United States with a keen desire to see what his native land was really like?to get to the roots of the American nature and experience. He set out on a journey that was to last three years, visiting many sections of the country and making friends of all descriptions. The Air-Conditioned Nightmare is the result of that odyssey.

    Imprint: HEINEMANN
    RRP: $35.00

    Price: $35.00
  • ALL THE PRETTY HORSES : The Border Trilogy Volume 1 - 2ND HAND
    ALL THE PRETTY HORSES : The Border Trilogy Volume 1 - 2ND HAND
    MCCARTHY CORMAC
    ISBN: 9780394574745
    Title: ALL THE PRETTY HORSES : The Border Trilogy Volume 1 - 2ND HAND
    Author: MCCARTHY CORMAC
    Format: HARD COVER
    Publishing status: SECOND HAND

    A very good copy in like dust jacket. Reprint.

    John Grady Cole is the last bewildered survivor of long generations of Texas ranchers. Finding himself cut off from the only life he has ever wanted, he sets out for Mexico with his friend Lacey Rawlins. Befriending a third boy on the way, they find a country beyond their imagining: barren and beautiful, rugged yet cruelly civilised; a place where dreams are paid for in blood. All the Pretty Horses is an acknowledged masterpiece and a grand love story: a novel about childhood passing, along with innocence and a vanished American age. Steeped in the wisdom that comes only from loss, it is a magnificent parable of responsibility, revenge and survival.Celebrating 40 years of outstanding international writing, this is one of the essential Picador novels reissued in a beautiful new series style.


    Imprint: KNOPF
    RRP: $25.00

    Price: $25.00
  • AMERICAN GODS - 2ND HAND
    AMERICAN GODS - 2ND HAND
    ISBN: 9780062059888
    Title: AMERICAN GODS - 2ND HAND
    Format: HARD COVER
    Publishing status: SECOND HAND

    A very good copy in like dustjacket. 10th Anniversary Edition.

    First published in 2001, American Gods became an instant classic—an intellectual and artistic benchmark from the multiple-award-winning master of innovative fiction, Neil Gaiman. Now discover the mystery and magic of American Gods in this tenth anniversary edition. Newly updated and expanded with the author’s preferred text, this commemorative volume is a true celebration of a modern masterpiece by the one, the only, Neil Gaiman.

    A storm is coming . . .

    Locked behind bars for three years, Shadow did his time, quietly waiting for the magic day when he could return to Eagle Point, Indiana. A man no longer scared of what tomorrow might bring, all he wanted was to be with Laura, the wife he deeply loved, and start a new life.

    But just days before his release, Laura and Shadow’s best friend are killed in an accident. With his life in pieces and nothing to keep him tethered, Shadow accepts a job from a beguiling stranger he meets on the way home, an enigmatic man who calls himself Mr. Wednesday. A trickster and rogue, Wednesday seems to know more about Shadow than Shadow does himself.

    Life as Wednesday’s bodyguard, driver, and errand boy is far more interesting and dangerous than Shadow ever imagined—it is a job that takes him on a dark and strange road trip and introduces him to a host of eccentric characters whose fates are mysteriously intertwined with his own. Along the way Shadow will learn that the past never dies; that everyone, including his beloved Laura, harbors secrets; and that dreams, totems, legends, and myths are more real than we know. Ultimately, he will discover that beneath the placid surface of everyday life a storm is brewing—an epic war for the very soul of America—and that he is standing squarely in its path.

    Imprint: MORROW
    RRP: $25.00

    Price: $25.00
  • AMSTERDAM - 2NDHAND
    AMSTERDAM - 2NDHAND
    MCEWAN IAN
    ISBN: 9780224051705
    Title: AMSTERDAM - 2NDHAND
    Author: MCEWAN IAN
    Format: HARD COVER
    Publishing status: ACTIVE TITLE

    A very good copy in like dust jacket. Reprint.

    Winner of the 1998 Booker Prize

    On a chilly February day two old friends meet in the throng outside a crematorium to pay their last respects to Molly Lane. Both Clive Linley and Vernon Halliday had been Molly's lovers in the days before they reached their current eminence, Clive as Britain's most successful modern composer, Vernon as editor of the quality broadsheet, The Judge.

    Gorgeous, feisty Molly had had other lovers too, notably Julian Garmony, Foreign Secretary, a notorious right-winger tipped to be the next prime minister. In the days that follow Molly's funeral Clive and Vernon will make a pact that will have consequences neither has foreseen. Each will make a disastrous moral decision, their friendship will be tested to its limits and Julian Garmony will be fighting for his political life.



    Imprint: JONATHAN CAPE
    RRP: $22.00

    Price: $22.00
  • 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
  • ARCHITECTURAL THEORY : From the Renaissance to the Present - 2ND HAND
    ARCHITECTURAL THEORY : From the Renaissance to the Present - 2ND HAND
    TASCHEN
    ISBN: 9783836557467
    Title: ARCHITECTURAL THEORY : From the Renaissance to the Present - 2ND HAND
    Author: TASCHEN
    Format: HARD COVER
    Publishing status: SECOND HAND

    A very good copy in like dust jacket.

    If you’ve ever wondered what goes through architects’ minds when they design buildings, you’ll be happy to know that there’s no shortage of brilliant reading material to satisfy your curiosity. Wading through the archives at your local library may prove fruitful to your endeavor, but it won’t give you the instant gratification that Architecture Theory will.

    This book brings together all of the most important and influential essays about architecture written since the Renaissance, copiously illustrated and neatly organized chronologically by country. From Alberti and Palladio to Le Corbusier and Koolhaas, the best treatises by architecture’s greatest masters are gathered here, each accompanied by an essay discussing its historical context and significance. This is the all-in-one, must-have book for anyone interested in what architects have to say about their craft.

    The comprehensive overview that will help transform even the most uninformed novices into well-informed connoisseurs!

    Imprint: TASCHEN - NEW HOLLAND
    RRP: $28.00

    Price: $28.00
  • ART AND LIES - 2ND HAND
    ART AND LIES - 2ND HAND
    WINTERSON JEANETTE
    ISBN: 9780224031455
    Title: ART AND LIES - 2ND HAND
    Author: WINTERSON JEANETTE
    Format: HARD COVER
    Publishing status: SECOND HAND

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

    'There is no such thing as autobiography, there is only art and lies'. Set in a London of the near future, its three principal characters, Handel, Picasso and Sappho, separately flee the city and find themselves on the same train, drawn to one another through the curious agency of a book. Stories within stories take us through the unlikely love affairs of one Doll Sneerpiece, an 18th century bawd, and into the world of painful beauty where language has the power to heal. Art & Lies is a question and a quest: How shall I live?

    Imprint: JONATHAN CAPE
    RRP: $22.00

    Price: $22.00
  • ATONEMENT - 2ND HAND
    ATONEMENT - 2ND HAND
    MCEWAN IAN
    ISBN: 9780224062527
    Title: ATONEMENT - 2ND HAND
    Author: MCEWAN IAN
    Format: HARD COVER
    Publishing status: SECOND HAND

    A near fine copy, previous owners name to FFE, in a near fine dust jacket. First edition. Signed.

    On the hottest day of the summer of 1934, thirteen- year-old Briony Tallis sees her sister Cecilia strip off her clothes and plunge into the fountain in the garden of their country hosue. Watching her is Robbie Turner, her childhood friend who, like Cecilia, has recently come down from Cambridge. By the end of that day, the lives of all three will have been changed for ever. Robbie and Cecilia will have crossed a boundary they had not even imagined at its start, and will have become victims of the younger girl's imagination. Briony will have witnessed mysteries, and committed a crime for which she will spend the rest of her life trying to atone.


    Imprint: JONATHAN CAPE
    RRP: $75.00

    Price: $75.00
  • 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
  • AUSTRALIAS QUARTER ACRE : The Story of the Ordinary Suburban Garden - 2ND HAND
    AUSTRALIAS QUARTER ACRE : The Story of the Ordinary Suburban Garden - 2ND HAND
    TIMMS PETER
    ISBN: 9780522851854
    Title: AUSTRALIAS QUARTER ACRE : The Story of the Ordinary Suburban Garden - 2ND HAND
    Author: TIMMS PETER
    Format: HARD COVER
    Publishing status: SECOND HAND

    A near fine copy in like dustjacket.First edition.

    This is numer 78 in the second numbered series of the Miegunyah volumes.

    A spirited defense of the home garden, this fascinating study explains how Australia became the world's first great suburban nation, why Aussies are so passionate about roses and gladioli, how social and economic developments have altered the layouts of front and back gardens, and reasons for the slow decline of the manicured lawn and the productive home vegetable-garden. The designs, plantings, and hidden meanings of the ordinary garden are thoroughly explored, and the book offers unique new perspectives on everything from fruit trees and woodsheds to rotary clotheslines and illuminated Santas at Christmas.



    Imprint: MIEGUNYAH PRESS
    RRP: $30.00

    Price: $30.00
  • BECASSE : INSPIRATIONS AND FLAVOURS - 2ND HAND
    BECASSE : INSPIRATIONS AND FLAVOURS - 2ND HAND
    NORTH JUSTIN
    ISBN: 9781740664028
    Title: BECASSE : INSPIRATIONS AND FLAVOURS - 2ND HAND
    Author: NORTH JUSTIN
    Format: HARD COVER
    Publishing status: ACTIVE TITLE

    A near fine copy in a very good dust jacket. First edition. Signed.

    ustin North is the rising talent behind Sydney restaurant Becasse, and at the heart of his food is a love of great produce. In this sumptuous collection of recipes, photographs and travelogue, Justin visits a blood orange orchard in the Riverina, a squab pigeon farm in Victoria, a fishing village on the east coast of Tasmania and many places in between. He follows truffles, tuna, goat's cheese and wagyu beef around the country and meets the people and landscapes behind his favourite produce. Chapter by chapter, Justin creates mouth-watering recipes on each theme. Becasse is set to change your approach to food.

    Imprint: HARDIE GRANT BOOKS
    RRP: $60.00

    Price: $60.00
  • BESS OF HARDWICK : First Lady of Chatsworth 1527-1608 - 2NDHAND
    BESS OF HARDWICK : First Lady of Chatsworth 1527-1608 - 2NDHAND
    LOVELL MARY S
    ISBN: 9780316724821
    Title: BESS OF HARDWICK : First Lady of Chatsworth 1527-1608 - 2NDHAND
    Author: LOVELL MARY S
    Format: HARD COVER
    Publishing status: SECOND HAND

    A very good copy in like dustjacket. First edition.

    Bess of Hardwick was one of the most remarkable women of the Tudor era. Gently-born in reduced circumstances, she was married at 15 and when she was widowed at 16, she was still a virgin. At 19 she married a man more than twice her age, Sir William Cavendish, a senior auditor in King Henry VIII's Court of Augmentations. Responsible for seizing church properties for the crown during the Dissolution, Cavendish enriched himself in the process. During the reign of King Edward VI, Cavendish was the Treasurer to the boy king and sisters, and he and Bess moved in the highest levels of society. They had a London home and built Chatsworth House in Derbyshire. After Cavendish's death her third husband was poisoned by his brother. Bess' fourth marriage to the patrician George, 6th Earl of Shrewsbury, Earl Marshall of England, made Bess one of the most important women at court. Her shrewd business acumen was a byword, and she was said to have 'a masculine understanding', in that age when women had little education and few legal rights. The Earl's death made her arguably the wealthiest, and therefore - next to the Queen - the most powerful woman in the country.


    Imprint: LITTLE BROWN
    RRP: $28.00

    Price: $28.00
  • BEST OF FRANK OCONNOR - 2ND HAND
    BEST OF FRANK OCONNOR - 2ND HAND
    OCONNOR FRANK
    ISBN: 9781841593210
    Title: BEST OF FRANK OCONNOR - 2ND HAND
    Author: OCONNOR FRANK
    Format: HARD COVER
    Publishing status: SECOND HAND

    A very good copy in like dustjacket.

    For the first time, the selected works of Frank O Connor, the writer Yeats dubbed Ireland's Chekhov , in a single volume, edited by novelist Julian Barnes



    Imprint: EVERYMAN HARDBACKS
    RRP: $20.00

    Price: $20.00
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