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  • 2666 : 2ND HAND
    2666 : 2ND HAND
    BOLANO ROBERTO
    ISBN: 9780374100148
    Title: 2666 : 2ND HAND
    Author: BOLANO ROBERTO
    Format: HARD COVER
    Publishing status: SECOND HAND

    A very good copy in like dust jacket. Reprint.

    The epic novel that defined one of Latin America's greatest writers and his unique vision of the 20th century.Santa Teresa, on the Mexico-US border, is an urban sprawl that draws in lost souls. Among them are three academics on the trail of a reclusive German author; a New York reporter on his first Mexican assignment; a widowed philosopher; and a police detective in love with an elusive older woman.But there is darker side still to the town. It is an emblem of corruption, violence and decadence, and one from which, over the course of a decade, hundreds of women have mysteriously, often brutally, disappeared...Conceived on an astonishing scale, and & in the last years of Roberto Bolano's life with burning, visionary commitment, 2666 has been greeted around the world as his masterpiece, surpassing even his previous work in inventiveness, imagination, beauty and scope.

    Imprint: FARRAR STRAUS GIROUX
    RRP: $45.00

    Price: $45.00
  • ADELAIDE : A Sense of Difference - 2ND HAND
    ADELAIDE : A Sense of Difference - 2ND HAND
    WHITELOCK DEREK
    ISBN: 9780702214011
    Title: ADELAIDE : A Sense of Difference - 2ND HAND
    Author: WHITELOCK DEREK
    Format: HARD COVER
    Publishing status: SECOND HAND

    A very good copy, previous owners name to FFE, in like dustjacket. First thus.

    A fully revised, updated and substantially enlarged retelling of the story of Adelaide and its evolution through a century and a half from colonial settlement to a famous Festival City enjoying its Jubilee.


    Imprint: SAVVAS PUBLISHING
    RRP: $28.00

    Price: $28.00
  • 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 : 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
  • AGAINST A DARK BACKGROUND - 2ND HAND
    AGAINST A DARK BACKGROUND - 2ND HAND
    BANKS IAIN M
    ISBN: 9781857230314
    Title: AGAINST A DARK BACKGROUND - 2ND HAND
    Author: BANKS IAIN M
    Format: HARD COVER
    Publishing status: SECOND HAND

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

    Sharrow was once the leader of a personality-attuned combat team in one of the sporadic little commercial wars in the civilisation based around the planet Golter. Now she is hunted by the Huhsz, a religious cult which believes that she is the last obstacle before the faith's apotheosis, and her only hope of escape is to find the last of the apocalyptically powerful Lazy Guns before the Huhsz find her. Her journey through the exotic Golterian system is a destructive and savage odyssey into her past, and that of her family and of the system itself.


    Imprint: ORBIT
    RRP: $60.00

    Price: $60.00
  • AGAINST THE DAY - 2ND HAND
    AGAINST THE DAY - 2ND HAND
    PYNCHON THOMAS
    ISBN: 9780224080958
    Title: AGAINST THE DAY - 2ND HAND
    Author: PYNCHON THOMAS
    Format: HARD COVER
    Publishing status: SECOND HAND

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

    Spanning the period between the Chicago World s Fair of 1893 and the years just after World War I, Against the Day moves from the labor troubles in Colorado to turn-of-the-century New York to London and Gottingen, Venice and Vienna, the Balkans, Central Asia, Siberia at the time of the mysterious Tunguska Event, Mexico during the revolution, Paris, silent-era Hollywood, and one or two places not strictly speaking on the map at all. With a worldwide disaster looming just a few years ahead, it is a time of unrestrained corporate greed, false religiosity, moronic fecklessness, and evil intent in high places. Meanwhile, Thomas Pynchon is up to his usual business. Characters stop what they re doing to sing what are for the most part stupid songs. Strange sexual practices take place. Obscure languages are spoken, not always idiomatically. Contrary-to-fact occurrences occur. Maybe it's not the world, but with a minor adjustment or two it's what the world might be


    Imprint: JONATHAN CAPE
    RRP: $50.00

    Price: $50.00
  • 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
  • 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
  • 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, pages a little tanned in a near fone dust jacket. First edition.

    A superb book about Don Watson's journeys around America. Featured as one of Newsweek's 50 'What to Read Now and Why' titles.

    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 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: $25.00

    Price: $25.00
  • 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.

    Beginning 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: $30.00

    Price: $30.00
  • 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: 9781860463723
    Title: AMERICAN VISIONS : The Epic History of Art in America - 2ND HAND
    Author: HUGHES ROBERT
    Format: HARD COVER
    Publishing status: SECOND HAND

    A very good copy, showing signs of use, in a very good dust jacket. First edition.

    Beginning 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
  • 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
  • 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
  • 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
  • ARABESQUES : A TALE OF DOUBLE LIVES - 2ND HAND
    ARABESQUES : A TALE OF DOUBLE LIVES - 2ND HAND
    DESSAIX ROBERT
    ISBN: 9780330424059
    Title: ARABESQUES : A TALE OF DOUBLE LIVES - 2ND HAND
    Author: DESSAIX ROBERT
    Format: HARD COVER
    Publishing status: SECOND HAND

    A near fine copy in like dustjacket. Signed.

    One Sunday afternoon in a secluded valley in Normandy, Robert Dessaix chanced upon the castle where the 20th-century French writer Andre Gide spent his childhood. Recalling the excitement he felt when he first read Gide as a teenager, Dessaix sets off to recapture what it was that once drew him so strongly to this enigmatic figure.

    On a magic carpet ride from Lisbon to the edge of the Sahara, from Paris to the south of France and Algiers, he takes us to the places where the Nobel Prize winning author, in ways still scandalous to modern sensibilities, lived out his unconventional ideas about love, marriage, sexuality and religion


    Imprint: PICADOR
    RRP: $40.00

    Price: $40.00
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