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  • 1001 BOOKS YOU MUST READ BEFORE YOU DIE - 2ND HAND
    1001 BOOKS YOU MUST READ BEFORE YOU DIE - 2ND HAND
    BOXALL (ED)
    ISBN: 9780733316548
    Title: 1001 BOOKS YOU MUST READ BEFORE YOU DIE - 2ND HAND
    Author: BOXALL (ED)
    Format: HARD COVER
    Publishing status: SECOND HAND

    A very good copy in likes dust jacket.

    n the style of the phenomenally successful '1001 Movies You Must See Before You Die', this is a bold, bright and incisive guide to the books and writers that have had real impact - whether in the form of critical acclaim or as cult classics. This wide-ranging selection by a superb international team of writers and critics contains classics as well as those books that are hot in contemporary fiction. This must-have book is the perfect reference for everyone who loves to read.

    Imprint: ABC PUBLICATIONS
    RRP: $25.00

    Price: $25.00
  • AFTER FIRE : A Biography of Clifton Pugh - 2ND HAND
    AFTER FIRE : A Biography of Clifton Pugh - 2ND HAND
    MORRISON SALLY
    ISBN: 9781740666114
    Title: AFTER FIRE : A Biography of Clifton Pugh - 2ND HAND
    Author: MORRISON SALLY
    Format: HARD COVER
    Publishing status: ACTIVE TITLE

    A very good copy, previous owners name(in pencil) to coloured FFE in a very good, bright and clean dust jacket.1st Edition

    Born in Richmond, Victoria, in 1924, Clifton Pugh rose to prominence as a portrait and landscape painter, winning the Archibald Prize three times and an Order of Australia medal in 1985.

    After attending the National Gallery of Victoria Art School, and serving as a soldier in the Australian Imperial Forces in New Guinea and Japan during the 1940s, he moved to Cottles Bridge and established his bush property home called Dunmoochin. Here, his art was inspired by the natural beauty of the Australian landscape, and he in turn helped to establish local conservation and environmental groups in the area.

    Written in a sweeping, almost literary style, this detailed biography of Clifton Pugh is a landmark volume that offers an alternative perspective to the biography of Clifton's former wife Judith Pugh's Unstill Life.

    Sally Morrison draws on archival research and interviews with Pugh's family and friends to create a picture of a man damaged as much by love as by war in his personal life, and at the same time a bold and innovative artist and environmentalist.



    Imprint: Hardie Grant Books
    RRP: $50.00

    Price: $50.00
  • AFTER THE PLAGUE - 2ND HAND
    AFTER THE PLAGUE - 2ND HAND
    BOYLE T C
    ISBN: 9780747553274
    Title: AFTER THE PLAGUE - 2ND HAND
    Author: BOYLE T C
    Format: HARD COVER
    Publishing status: ACTIVE TITLE

    A very good copy, pages tanned, in a very good dust jacket. 1st Edition

    A collection of short stories that veer from the psychological to the slapstick, and from surrealism to satire. This collection covers 16 stories which flaunt Boyle's astonishing range. There are wickedly funny stories about air rage and abortion doctors alongside pieces about first love and the writer's future.

    Imprint: Bloomsbury Publishing
    RRP: $15.00

    Price: $15.00
  • 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: ACTIVE TITLE

    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
    RRP: $28.00

    Price: $28.00
  • AGE OF IRON - 2ND HAND
    AGE OF IRON - 2ND HAND
    COETZEE J M
    ISBN: 9780436200120
    Title: AGE OF IRON - 2ND HAND
    Author: COETZEE J M
    Format: HARD COVER
    Publishing status: ACTIVE TITLE

    A very good copy, pages tanned, in a very good dust jacket.
    1st Edition.

    Imprint: SECKER & WARBURG
    RRP: $100.00

    Price: $100.00
  • AN EQUAL MUSIC - 2ND HAND
    AN EQUAL MUSIC - 2ND HAND
    SETH VIKRAM
    ISBN: 9780767902915
    Title: AN EQUAL MUSIC - 2ND HAND
    Author: SETH VIKRAM
    Format: HARD COVER
    Publishing status: ACTIVE TITLE

    A very good copy in like dust jacket. 1st Edition.

    When an English quartet, the Maggiore, undertakes a challenging work of Beethoven's, violinist Michael Holme is overwhelmed by memories of mastering the piece as a student in Vienna. That's where he also met Julia McNicholl, a pianist whose beauty was as mesmerizing as her musical genius, and whom Michael loved with an intensity he never found again. Years later, Michael is living a life devoted to music, until one day he is riding a London bus, and there, on another bus, separated only by glass, sits Julia McNicholl.Though the mutual passion flares anew, the love they shared in their younger days is now complicated by the secrets and silences that have been generated by the passing of years. Unable to resist the power of their shared history, however, Julia agrees to tour Vienna and Venice with Michael and the Maggiore Quartet. Against the magical backdrop of concert halls and canals, Michael and Julia must confront the truth about their love for one another, their love for the music that brought them together, and the true consequences for their tangled hearts.

    Imprint: BROADWAY BOOKS
    RRP: $20.00

    Price: $20.00
  • ANCIENT EGYPTIAN LITERATURE - 3 VOLUMES 2ND HAND
    ANCIENT EGYPTIAN LITERATURE - 3 VOLUMES 2ND HAND
    LICHTHEIM MIRIAM
    ISBN: 9780520028999
    Title: ANCIENT EGYPTIAN LITERATURE - 3 VOLUMES 2ND HAND
    Author: LICHTHEIM MIRIAM
    Format: TRADE PAPER COVER
    Publishing status: ACTIVE TITLE

    3 very good volumes, some foxing to top edge, in card wrappers.



    Imprint: University of California Press
    RRP: $75.00

    Price: $75.00
  • ANTHONY TROLLOPE : A Victorian in His Time - 2ND HAND
    ANTHONY TROLLOPE : A Victorian in His Time - 2ND HAND
    MULLEN RICHARD
    ISBN: 9780715622933
    Title: ANTHONY TROLLOPE : A Victorian in His Time - 2ND HAND
    Author: MULLEN RICHARD
    Format: HARD COVER
    Publishing status: ACTIVE TITLE

    A very good copy in like dust jacket.


    Imprint: Duckworth
    RRP: $15.00

    Price: $15.00
  • ANTIPODES : STORIES - 2ND HAND
    ANTIPODES : STORIES - 2ND HAND
    MALOUF DAVID
    ISBN: 9780701128517
    Title: ANTIPODES : STORIES - 2ND HAND
    Author: MALOUF DAVID
    Format: HARD COVER
    Publishing status: ACTIVE TITLE

    A very good copy, slightly foxed, in a very good, bright & clean, lightly scuffed dust jacket. First edition. Signed.

    ANTIPODES - stories which pinpoint the contrast between the old world and the new, between youth and age, love and hatred and even life and death itself. . . David Malouf is one of Australia's most highly acclaimed and popular poets and novelists. Now, with his first stunning collection of stories, which has won both the Victorian Premier's Literary Award and the Vance Palmer Award for Fiction, he establishes himself as one of the most accomplished and provocative short-story writers of our time.


    Imprint: Chatto & Windus Publishers
    RRP: $75.00

    Price: $75.00
  • ARKANSAS : Three Novellas - 2ND HAND
    ARKANSAS : Three Novellas - 2ND HAND
    LEAVITT DAVID
    ISBN: 9780316641630
    Title: ARKANSAS : Three Novellas - 2ND HAND
    Author: LEAVITT DAVID
    Format: HARD COVER
    Publishing status: ACTIVE TITLE

    A near fine copy in like dust jacket. 1st UK Edition.


    The three novellas in this volume explore themes of escape, exile and homecoming. In "Saturn Street" a disaffected screenwriter volunteers to deliver lunches to housebound AIDS patients and falls in love. "The Wooden Anniversary" and "The Term Paper Artist" are the other stories.

    Imprint: ABACUS
    RRP: $18.00

    Price: $18.00
  • ARRIVAL : Sketches From a Timeless Land - 2NDHAND
    ARRIVAL : Sketches From a Timeless Land - 2NDHAND
    TAN SHAUN
    ISBN: 9780734411464
    Title: ARRIVAL : Sketches From a Timeless Land - 2NDHAND
    Author: TAN SHAUN
    Format: BOXED SET
    Publishing status: ACTIVE TITLE

    A near fine copy in a very good box.


    This special boxed set of the internationally acclaimed graphic novel "The Arrival" and its new companion volume of commentary and developmental drawings, "Sketches from a Nameless Land", will fascinate anyone who has fallen under the spell of Shaun Tan's timeless story, and offers a revealing insight into the craft of one of Australia's most compelling author-illustrators.

    Imprint: LOTHIAN
    RRP: $75.00

    Price: $75.00
  • 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: ACTIVE TITLE

    A very good copy, security sticker attached to rear paste-down, in a very good 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

    Imprint: Jonathan Cape Publishers
    RRP: $28.00

    Price: $28.00
  • ART OF AMERICAN BOOK COVERS 1875-1930 - 2ND HAND
    ART OF AMERICAN BOOK COVERS 1875-1930 - 2ND HAND
    MINSKY RICHARD
    ISBN: 9780807616024
    Title: ART OF AMERICAN BOOK COVERS 1875-1930 - 2ND HAND
    Author: MINSKY RICHARD
    Format: HARD COVER
    Publishing status: ACTIVE TITLE

    A near fine copy in original red cloth with decorative floral gilt title design to upper board, issued without dust jacket, Profusely illustrated with lushly produced color . Reprint


    At the turn of the twentieth century book design was more than a craft. It was a labour of love at the forefront of art. Readers accustomed to today's more utilitarian book covers will find breathtaking images here - gold leaf patterns intricate enough to replicate the shimmer of feathers, forests rendered in rich colour and silver, and elegant allusions to Asian art. The diversity and ingenuity of these books will capture the imagination of book lovers and collectors - and anyone who enjoys engaging design. Selecting beautifully crafted and influential pieces, author Richard Minsky, the internationally exhibited artist, collector, and founder of the Center for Book Arts, uncovers the world behind a lost art. Richard discusses the role of women, technology, the use of silhouettes, pattern, poster style and more. He also reveals key artists, their signature designs and flourishes, the designs they inspired and the designs that inspired them. "The Art of American Book Covers: 1875-1930" is a beautifully embossed hardback, filled with gorgeous colour reproductions.

    Imprint: GORGE BRAZILLER
    RRP: $50.00

    Price: $50.00
  • ARTHUR CONAN DOYLE :  A life in Letters - 2ND HAND
    ARTHUR CONAN DOYLE : A life in Letters - 2ND HAND
    LELLENBERG/STACHOWER/FOLEY (EDS)
    ISBN: 9780007247592
    Title: ARTHUR CONAN DOYLE : A life in Letters - 2ND HAND
    Author: LELLENBERG/STACHOWER/FOLEY (EDS)
    Format: HARD COVER
    Publishing status: ACTIVE TITLE

    A near fine copy in like dust jacket. 1st Edition.

    These remarkably candid and previously unpublished letters between Arthur Conan Doyle and his mother, dating from 1867 until her death in 1921, paint a fascinating portrait of one of Britain's most beloved authors and a complex man who both embodied and defied the conventions of his time. More than seventy-five-years after his death, Arthur Conan Doyle remains one of Britain's best-loved authors. Famed as the creator of Sherlock Holmes, Conan Doyle was a fascinating man in his own right -- physician, sportsman, crusader for social justice, war correspondent and military historian. From his early whale-hunting days to his later celebrity, Conan Doyle's life was as gripping as any of his own adventure tales. Throughout, his mother Mary Foley was Conan Doyle's principal confidante, the recipient of a stream of startlingly frank letters from her devoted son. Over a thousand letters between them survive from the time Arthur was sent away to boarding school in 1867, aged eight, until her death in 1920.
    They reveal a man whose early career was marked by a distinct lack of success as Conan Doyle struggled to establish a medical practice of his own, filling long, patient-less days by scribbling short stories that would result in the creation of Holmes. To Conan Doyle's chagrin, the detective would remain his most famous creation, vastly overshadowing the historical novels, plays and other writings on which he pinned his literary aspirations. In later years, Conan Doyle evolved into an impassioned public figure and highly opinionated commentator on the important issues of the day. A deeply moral man of uncompromising political convictions, he nevertheless spent much of his married life passionately in love with another woman. His Catholic mother, with whom he discussed the affair, approved and encouraged the relationship. And yet despite their close bond neither she nor public ridicule could convince him to abandon the eccentric spiritualist beliefs he embraced in later life. This stunningly candid volume of never-before-published letters sheds fascinating light on a man who has remained largely hidden behind his most famous character.
    Gracefully written and consistently revealing, these letters illuminate his life, character and career as never before.

    Imprint: HARPER COLLINS
    RRP: $28.00

    Price: $28.00
  • ASTRAY - 2ND HAND
    ASTRAY - 2ND HAND
    DONOGHUE EMMA
    ISBN: 9781447209492
    Title: ASTRAY - 2ND HAND
    Author: DONOGHUE EMMA
    Format: HARD COVER
    Publishing status: ACTIVE TITLE

    A very good copy in like dust jacket. Reprint

    Counterfeiter. Dishwasher. Prostitute. Attorney. Sculptor. Mercenary. Elephant. Corpse.

    The fascinating characters that roam across the pages of Emma Donoghue's latest fact-inspired fictions have all gone astray: they are emigrants, runaways, drifters. They cross other borders, too: those of race, law, sex and sanity. They travel for love or money, incognito or under duress.

    Donoghue describes the brutal plot hatched by a slave in conjunction with his master's wife to set them both free; she draws out the difficulties of gold mining in the Yukon, even in the supposedly plentiful early days, and she takes us to an early Puritan community in Massachusetts unsettled by an invented sex scandal. Astray also includes The Hunt, a shocking confession of one soldier's violent betrayal during the American Revolution, which has been shortlisted for the 2012 Sunday Times Short Story Award.

    Astray is a sequence of fourteen stories by the prize-winning author of Room and The Sealed Letter. These strange, true tales light up four centuries of wanderings, offering a past made up of deviations, and a surprising and moving history for restless times.


    Imprint: Picador
    RRP: $20.00

    Price: $20.00
  • ATONEMENT - 2ND HAND
    ATONEMENT - 2ND HAND
    MCEWAN IAN
    ISBN: 9780385503952
    Title: ATONEMENT - 2ND HAND
    Author: MCEWAN IAN
    Format: HARD COVER
    Publishing status: ACTIVE TITLE

    A near fine copy in like dust jacket. 1st 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: NAN A TALESE
    RRP: $125.00

    Price: $125.00
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