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  • A WOUNDED THING MUST HIDE : In Search Of Libbie Custer - 2nd hand
    A WOUNDED THING MUST HIDE : In Search Of Libbie Custer - 2nd hand
    JEREMY POOLMAN
    ISBN: 9780747549499
    Title: A WOUNDED THING MUST HIDE : In Search Of Libbie Custer - 2nd hand
    Author: JEREMY POOLMAN
    Format: HARD COVER
    Publishing status: SECOND HAND

    A near fine copy, remainder mark to bottom edge of text block, in like dust jacket. First edition hardcover.

    Haunted at the death of his own wife, Karen, the author follows Libbie Custer, the wife of General Custer, through her extraordinary life in search of he knows not what. He vividly recreates key scenes in Libbie's life meeting the Empress Elizabeth of Austria, Tsar Alexander III and Henry James and details the glorious, wayward career of the general himself, culminating in the slaughter at Little Big Horn. Through the tangibly real recreation of the historical events that are important to the narrator, the author of Skin gets under the skin, gets to the places other biographies can't reach. Perhaps through exploring a widow's determination to protect her husband's damaged reputation, he can find a way to deal with his own loss. Perhaps by exploring Libby's and Custer's enduring love he can find a form for his own. Here, obliquely, biography bleeds into autobiography.




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    Imprint: BLOOMSBURY
    RRP: $20.00

    Price: $20.00
  • 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
  • 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
  • AN EDGE IN THE KITCHEN : THE ULTIMATRE GUIDE TO KITCHEN KNIVES - 2ND HAND
    AN EDGE IN THE KITCHEN : THE ULTIMATRE GUIDE TO KITCHEN KNIVES - 2ND HAND
    WARD CHAD
    ISBN: 9780061188480
    Title: AN EDGE IN THE KITCHEN : THE ULTIMATRE GUIDE TO KITCHEN KNIVES - 2ND HAND
    Author: WARD CHAD
    Format: HARD COVER
    Publishing status: ACTIVE TITLE

    A near fine copy in like dust jacket.

    Why are most of us so woefully uninformed about our kitchen knives? We are intimidated by our knives when they are sharp, annoyed by them when they are dull, and quietly ashamed that we don't know how to use them with any competence. For a species that has been using knives for nearly as long as we have been walking upright, that's a serious problem. An Edge in the Kitchen is the solution, an intelligent and delightful debunking of the mysteries of kitchen knives once and for all. If you can stack blocks, you can cut restaurant-quality diced vegetables. If you can fold a paper airplane, you can sharpen your knives better than many professionals.

    Veteran cook Chad Ward provides an in-depth guide to the most important tool in the kitchen, including how to choose the best kitchen knives in your price range, practical tutorials on knife skills, a step-by-step section on sharpening, and more——all illustrated with beautiful photographs throughout. Along the way you will discover what a cow sword is, and why you might want one; why chefs are abandoning their heavy knives in droves; and why the Pinch and the Claw, strange as they may sound, are in fact the best way to make precision vegetable cuts with speed and style.

    An Edge in the Kitchen is the one and only guide to the most important tool in the kitchen.

    Imprint: MORROW
    RRP: $15.00

    Price: $15.00
  • ANAIS NIN : A Biography - 2ND HAND
    ANAIS NIN : A Biography - 2ND HAND
    BAIR DEIDRE
    ISBN: 9780747521358
    Title: ANAIS NIN : A Biography - 2ND HAND
    Author: BAIR DEIDRE
    Format: HARD COVER
    Publishing status: SECOND HAND

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

    Anaïs Nin: A Biography is Deirdre Bair's award-winning biography of writer Anaïs Nin. It is considered arguably by many to be the most comprehensive, well-researched, and scholarly biography available of Nin. Though the biography has received praise, it has also angered some fans of Anaïs Nin as well as some of her former associates, some of whom claim that Bair's critical and rigorous investigation of Anaïs Nin's life is unsympathetic.

    Biographer Deirdre Bair has also gained notice for her biographies of Simone de Beauvoir, Samuel Beckett and Carl Jung.


    Imprint: BLOOMSBURY
    RRP: $30.00

    Price: $30.00
  • 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
  • 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
  • ARTHUR BOYD : A Life - 2ND HAND
    ARTHUR BOYD : A Life - 2ND HAND
    BUNGEY DARLEEN
    ISBN: 9781741149203
    Title: ARTHUR BOYD : A Life - 2ND HAND
    Author: BUNGEY DARLEEN
    Format: HARD COVER
    Publishing status: SECOND HAND

    A near fine copy in like dustjacket. First edition hard cover.

    Arthur Boyd's legacy is a collection of masterpieces that define the history of Australian art in the last century. But the man himself - enigmatic, inarticulate, modest - has remained in the shadows until now.

    Based on over six years of meticulous research and hundreds of interviews, Darleen Bungey sweeps us into the intimate circle of one of Australia's most fascinating families. Arthur Boyd emerges as a passionate, dramatic figure whose self-effacing demeanour cloaked a strong personality that refused to allow his turbulent and sometimes tragic personal life to interfere with his creative genius.

    From Victoria's bohemian enclaves to the heady swirl of Melbourne and London in the years of artistic and social revolution, to the rural removes of Suffolk and the Shoalhaven, this is a journey into the mind and heart of a complex man whose absolute commitment to his art thrust aside personal adversity in the relentless pursuit of his work.

    There are art books and there are biographies. Arthur Boyd: A life is rare - a revelation of an artist's life as compelling as the writing about his art.

    Imprint: ALLEN AND UNWIN
    RRP: $40.00

    Price: $40.00
  • AUSTRALIAN LONG STORY - 2ND HAND
    AUSTRALIAN LONG STORY - 2ND HAND
    SAYER MANDY
    ISBN: 9781926428000
    Title: AUSTRALIAN LONG STORY - 2ND HAND
    Author: SAYER MANDY
    Format: TRADE PAPER COVER
    Publishing status: SECOND HAND

    A very good copy.

    In this collection, acclaimed writer Mandy Sayer brings together nine of the best Australian examples of the long story - tales that combine the intensity of the short story with the complexity of a novel.

    In these stories, characters grow up, hook up and break up, endure calamitous loss and discover delectable love, travel to faraway places and find themselves right back where they started. From the exotic to the familiar, the sensuous to the dangerous, these soaring flights of the imagination boldly traverse the vast terrain of human experience.

    Showcasing the talents of some of our most loved and awarded authors, this invigorating collection is an excellent introduction to an often overlooked art form, promising to enchant all lovers of Australian fiction.


    Imprint: PENGUIN BOOKS
    RRP: $15.00

    Price: $15.00
  • BASTARD OF A PLACE : THE AUSTRALIANS IN PAPUA - 2ND HAND
    BASTARD OF A PLACE : THE AUSTRALIANS IN PAPUA - 2ND HAND
    BRUNE PETER
    ISBN: 9781741140118
    Title: BASTARD OF A PLACE : THE AUSTRALIANS IN PAPUA - 2ND HAND
    Author: BRUNE PETER
    Format: HARD COVER
    Publishing status: SECOND HAND

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

    The story of the five battles that changed Australia forever, this compelling narrative incorporates hundreds of interviews with the soldiers who fought at Kokoda, Milne Bay, Gona, Buna, and Sanananda in 1942 and 1943. Revealed are the very real and engaging experiences of Generals MacArthur and Blamey and other senior Australian commanders who sacrificed many of their senior field officers as scapegoats to protect their own positions, assisted in the making of false legends, and lied about the outcome of the men who fought the battles.

    Imprint: ALLEN AND UNWIN
    RRP: $30.00

    Price: $30.00
  • BEAT COLLECTION - 2ND HAND
    BEAT COLLECTION - 2ND HAND
    MILES BARRY (ED)
    ISBN: 9781852272647
    Title: BEAT COLLECTION - 2ND HAND
    Author: MILES BARRY (ED)
    Format: HARD COVER
    Publishing status: SECOND HAND

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

    The New York Times bestselling author and Beat expert Barry Miles pulls together writings by both the most influential and the lesser-known figures involved in the movement, including Jack Kerouac, Lawrence Ferlinghetti, Frank O'Hara and Diane DiPrima. An essential collection of writings encapsulating the Beat vibe and demonstrating why this group of writers continues to fascinate and inspire countless readers young and old.



    Imprint: VIRGIN
    RRP: $25.00

    Price: $25.00
  • 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
  • BENTLEY - 2ND HAND
    BENTLEY - 2ND HAND
    SAVAGE BRENT
    ISBN: 9781741968170
    Title: BENTLEY - 2ND HAND
    Author: SAVAGE BRENT
    Format: HARD COVER
    Publishing status: ACTIVE TITLE

    A near fine copy, illustrated boards, issued without dust jacket. First edition.

    Creative young chef Brent Savage receives rave reviews for his hot Sydney restaurant Bentley Restaurant & Bar. Brent s globally influenced, cutting-edge food is often described as art on a plate . This book reveals the secrets behind his creations in an accessible, engaging manner, and it will inspire the spirational home cook, the apprentice chef and the seasoned professional alike. With step-by-step photography and instructions on modern cooking techniques, such as sous vide (cooking in the bag), replicating the dishes in the home kitchen with professional flair is guaranteed. Recipes include tapas, entr es, mains, desserts and cocktails to wow.

    Imprint: MURDOCH BOOKS
    RRP: $40.00

    Price: $40.00
  • BIG FAT DUCK COOKBOOK - 2ND HAND
    BIG FAT DUCK COOKBOOK - 2ND HAND
    BLUMENTHAL HESTON
    ISBN: 9780747583691
    Title: BIG FAT DUCK COOKBOOK - 2ND HAND
    Author: BLUMENTHAL HESTON
    Format: SLIP CASE
    Publishing status: ACTIVE TITLE

    A near fine copy in a slipcase showing some signs of wear.

    In this enormous, beautiful book, we hear the full story of the meteoric rise of Heston Blumenthal and The Fat Duck, birthplace of snail porridge and bacon-and-egg ice cream, and encounter the passion, perfection and weird science behind the man and the restaurant. Heston Blumenthal is widely acknowledged to be a genius, and The Fat Duck has twice been voted the Best Restaurant in the World by a peer group of top chefs.But he is entirely self-taught, and the story of his restaurant has broken every rule in the book. His success has been borne out of his pure obsession, endless invention and a childish curiosity into how things work - whether it's how smell affects taste, what different flavours mean to us on a biological level, or how temperature is distributed in the centre of a souffle.With an introduction by Harold McGee, incredible colour photographs throughout, illustrations by Dave McKean, multiple ribbons, real cloth binding and a gorgeous slip case, The Big Fat Duck Cookbook is not only the nearest thing to an autobiography from the world's most fascinating chef, but also a stunning, colourful and joyous work of art.In the first section of The Big Fat Duck Cookbook, History - we learn the history of the restaurant, from its humble beginnings to its third Michelin star (the day Heston received the news of this he had been wondering how exactly he would be able to pay his staff that month). In section 2- Recipes we meet 50 of his signature recipes - sardine on toast sorbet, salmon poached with liquorice, hot and iced tea, chocolate wine - which, while challenging for anyone not equipped with ice baths, dehydrators, vacuum pumps and nitrogen on tap, will inspire home cooks and chefs alike. Finally in the third section, Science, we hear from the experts whose scientific know-how has contributed to Heston's topsy-turvy world, on subjects as diverse as synaesthesia, creaminess and flavour expectation.

    Imprint: BLOOMSBURY
    RRP: $150.00

    Price: $150.00
  • BLACK PUDDING AND FOIE GRAS - 2ND HAND
    BLACK PUDDING AND FOIE GRAS - 2ND HAND
    PERN ANDREW
    ISBN: 9780955893001
    Title: BLACK PUDDING AND FOIE GRAS - 2ND HAND
    Author: PERN ANDREW
    Format: HARD COVER
    Publishing status: ACTIVE TITLE

    A very good copy, suede boards, issued without dust jacket. First edition.

    Recipes from a one-star Michelin chef in the English country side, featuring game cooking and traditional English food.

    Imprint: FACE
    RRP: $60.00

    Price: $60.00
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