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Endless Night, Agatha Christie
1 Agatha Christie Endless Night
Fontana / Collins 242789 Great Britain 1972 Softcover Good Condition When penniless Michael Rogers discovers the beautiful house at Gypsy’s Acre and then meets the heiress Ellie, it seems that all his dreams have come true at once. But he ignores an old woman’s warning of an ancient curse, and evil begins to stir in paradise. As Michael soon learns: Gypsy’s Acre is the place where fatal “accidents” happen. 190 pages. Item Type: Film Tie-in. Pages browned. Quantity Available: 1. Shipped Weight: Under 1 kilogram. Category: Fiction::Crime Fiction; Crime Fiction; Inventory No: 242789. Paperback 
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Endless Night, Agatha Christie
2 Agatha Christie Endless Night
The Crime Club 234757 London 1967 Hardcover Good Condition No Dust Jacket Strapped by a chauffeur's wages, Michael Rogers' want of a better life seems out of reach. Especially elusive is a magnificent piece of property in Kingston Bishop--unil a chance meeting with a beautiful heiress makes his dreams possible. Marrying her is the first step. Building the perfect home is the next. Unfortunately, Michael ignored the local warnings about the deadly curse buried in the tract of land, and living out his dreams may exact a higher price than he ever imagined. Praised as one of Agatha Christie's most unusual forays into gothic, psychological suspense, this novel of fate, chance, and the nature of evil was a personal favorite of the author's as well. 224 pages. Previous owners name on front blank endpaper. Quantity Available: 1. Shipped Weight: 1-2 kilos. Category: Fiction::Crime Fiction; Crime Fiction; Inventory No: 234757. Hardcover 
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The Course Of Love, Alain de Botton
3 Alain de Botton The Course Of Love
Penguin Books 242708 Great Britain 2017 0241962137 / 9780241962138 Softcover Very Good Condition Modern love is never easy. Society is obsessed with stories of romance, but what comes after happily ever after? This is a love story with a difference. From dating to marriage, from having kids to having affairs, it follows the progress of a single ordinary relationship: tender, messy, hilarious, painful, and entirely un-Romantic. It is a love story for the modern world, chronicling the daily intimacies, the blazing rows, the endless tiny gestures that make up a life shared between two people. Moving and deeply insightful, The Course of Love offers us a window into essential truths about the nature of love. 223 pages. Previous owners name on front endpaper. Quantity Available: 1. Shipped Weight: Under 1 kilogram. Category: Fiction; Fiction; ISBN/EAN: 9780241962138. Inventory No: 242708. Paperback 
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The Happiest Refugee: The Extraordinary True Story of a Boy's Journey from Starvation at Sea to Becoming one of Australia's Best-Lived Comedians [Large Print], Anh Do
4 Anh Do The Happiest Refugee: The Extraordinary True Story of a Boy's Journey from Starvation at Sea to Becoming one of Australia's Best-Lived Comedians [Large Print]
Allen & Unwin 245728 Australia 2010 1742372384 / 9781742372389 Softcover Very Good Condition Anh Do nearly didn't make it to Australia. His entire family came close to losing their lives on the sea as they escaped from war-torn Vietnam in an overcrowded boat. But nothing - not murderous pirates, nor the imminent threat of death by hunger, disease or dehydration as they drifted for days - could quench their desire to make a better life in a country where freedom existed.Life in Australia was hard, an endless succession of back-breaking work, crowded rooms, ruthless landlords and make-do everything. But there was a loving extended family, and always friends and play and something to laugh about for Anh, his brother Khoa and their sister Tram. Things got harder when their father left home when Anh was thirteen - they felt his loss very deeply and their mother struggled to support the family on her own. His mother's sacrifice was an inspiration to Anh and he worked hard during his teenage years to help her make ends meet, also managing to graduate high school and then university.Another inspiration was the comedian Anh met when he was about to sign on for a 60-hour a week corporate job. Anh asked how many hours he worked. 'Four,' the answer came back, and that was it. He was going to be a comedian!The Happiest Refugee tells the incredible, uplifting and inspiring life story of one of our favourite personalities. Tragedy, humour, heartache and unswerving determination - a big life with big dreams. Anh's story will move and amuse all who read it 367 pages. Quantity Available: 1. Shipped Weight: Under 1 kilogram. Category: Autobiography::Memoir; Biography & Autobiography; Large Print. ISBN/EAN: 9781742372389. Inventory No: 245728. Paperback 
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A Wedding in December, Anita Shreve
5 Anita Shreve A Wedding in December
Back Bay Books 236157 New York 2006 0316154512 / 9780316154512 Softcover Good Condition At an inn in the Berkshire Mountains, seven former schoolmates gather to celebrate a wedding--a reunion that becomes the occasion of astonishing revelations as the friends collectively recall a long-ago night that indelibly marked each of their lives. Written with the fluent narrative artistry that distinguishes all of Anita Shreve's bestselling novels, A Wedding in December acutely probes the mysteries of the human heart and the endless allure of paths not taken. 325 pages. Cover has a crease. Quantity Available: 1. Shipped Weight: Under 1 kilogram. Category: Fiction; United States; Fiction; ISBN: 0316154512. ISBN/EAN: 9780316154512. Inventory No: 236157. Paperback 
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Afternoon Men, Anthony Powell
6 Anthony Powell Afternoon Men
Fontana / Collins 232301 1979 000615137X / 9780006151371 Softcover Very Good Condition First published in 1931, Afternoon Men tracks the trivial encounters and empty pastimes of the social set through William Atwater. With a glee in demolishing pretenses that rivals the works of Max Beerbohm and Evelyn Waugh, Powell exposes artistic pretension, aristocratic jadedness, and the dark side of the "glamorous" life. But as Atwater finds his love for Susan Nunnery dissipate in this atmosphere, Powell moves beyond satire into darker territory. Language is stripped of meaning and human contact is thwarted until even action turns events back upon themselves in an endless cycle of futility. 191 pages. Age tanning to pages. Quantity Available: 1. Shipped Weight: Under 1 kilogram. Category: Fiction; Fiction; ISBN: 000615137X. ISBN/EAN: 9780006151371. Inventory No: 232301. Paperback 
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Breathing Slower and Less: The Greatest Health Discovery Ever, Artour Rakhimov
7 Artour Rakhimov Breathing Slower and Less: The Greatest Health Discovery Ever
Private Publication 243842 2014 1496179420 / 9781496179425 Softcover Very Good Condition Victor Lunn-Rockliffe Tired of endless diets and dieting for weight loss or less medication? Want a health therapy that is based on exact goals (with specific numbers for you to achieve!) and provides a guarantee of ideal health and absence of chronic disease, medication, and symptoms? Want to know more about the method (the Buteyko breathing method) that was used for the best ever known clinical trial on cancer and 6 most effective trials on asthma? If you answered yes to some or all of these questions, you are on the right page. You can eat tons of supplements and super foods, drink canisters of super drinks, have 100's of colonic irrigations, and practice yoga for hours every day, but, if your breathing remains unchanged, your symptoms, doses of medication, chronic insomnia, and other health problems will likely remain unchanged too. This is because correct breathing brings vital oxygen, and less than 95% of modern people have right breathing. Modern people, including so called "normal subjects," simply breathe too much air day and night. (Exact charts, graphs, studies and numbers are inside the book.) People also believe that it is good to breathe more air at rest, but overbreathing reduces O2 levels in cells. The most successful clinical trial in the whole history of cancer research was conducted using the Buteyko method. The results of this trial on 120 people with metastatic cancer (early metastasis) were published in the Ukrainian Oncology Journal. The group that practiced reduced Buteyko breathing exercises had 6 times less mortality in 3 years in comparison with the control group. (See "Doctors Who Cure Cancer" for more detail.) Here is another fact: 6 most effective Western clinical trials on asthma were conducted using the same Buteyko method that targets elimination of chronic hyperventilation. Diets, yoga and any other "natural" or holistic therapy is not even remotely close to breathing normalization. What is common for cancer and asthma? Symptoms and development of these health problems correlates with O2 levels in body cells. But this is true not only for cancer and asthma, we need more oxygen in body cells to prevent and fight over 150 most popular modern diseases! The conditions are ranging from heart disease and cancer, the main killers in the west, to hormonal and digestive problems, diabetes, and asthma. Natural weight loss and great sleep are common side effects of breathing normalization known to any Buteyko breathing teacher. This book provides an introduction to the Buteyko breathing method and breathing retraining. It provides results of 100s of studies, review of lifestyle factors and clinical trials, effects of breathing retraining on common health problems, as well as analysis of the most important questions related to breathing retraining and long-term success in health restoration. For exact topics covered in this book, see titles of chapters and sections. 166 pages. Illustrator: Victor Lunn-Rockliffe. Quantity Available: 1. Shipped Weight: Under 1 kilogram. Category: Health::Alternative Health; Medicine & Health; ISBN/EAN: 9781496179425. Inventory No: 243842. Paperback 
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The Shock of Recognition: the Books ad Music That Have Inspired Me, Barry Jones
8 Barry Jones The Shock of Recognition: the Books ad Music That Have Inspired Me
Allen & Unwin 242654 Australia 2016 1741759668 / 9781741759662 Trade Paperback Very Good Condition 'How much time do I have left? A hundred days? A thousand? If I knew I was going to die next week but could be taken to see The Marriage of Figaro tonight, would I go? Absolutely.' In a long and generously lived life, Barry Jones has been on an endless quest to share the extraordinary and the beautiful, to encourage the pursuit of an abundant life of reading and listening. Following the publication of A Thinking Reed, he was staggered by the response to his lists of the great works that have had the most profound effect on his life and thinking. Here he expands on those lists to write about the literature and the music that has inspired him. With no claims to objectivity, he urges us to take the plunge, to rattle the bars of the cage and expose ourselves to the music of Hildegard of Bingen, Johann Sebastian Bach, Mozart and Beethoven, Schubert, Wagner, Mahler, Ravel and Stravinsky as well as the writings of Homer, Dante, Chaucer, Montaigne, Cervantes, Shakespeare, Sterne, Tolstoy, Proust, Joyce, and Beckett among many more. Eagerly awaited by his many followers, The Shock of Recognition is a deeply considered, richly rewarding and often very funny journey of the mind. 412 pages. Quantity Available: 1. Shipped Weight: 1-2 kilos. Category: Books About Books; Books on Books; ISBN/EAN: 9781741759662. Inventory No: 242654. Paperback 
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Unless, Carol Shields
9 Carol Shields Unless
Fourth Estate 235807 Great Britain 2002 0007139292 / 9780007139293 Trade Paperback Very Good Condition The oldest daughter of 44-year-old Reta Winters suddenly, inexplicably, drops out of college and ends up on a Toronto street corner panhandling, with a cardboard sign around her neck that reads "goodness." The quiet comforts of Reta's small-town life and the constancy of her feminist perspective sustain her hope that her daughter will snap out of this, whatever "this" is. Threaded into her family's crisis is her ongoing internal elegy on the exclusion of women from the literary canon, which she transposes to mean her daughter's exclusion from humanity. Reta wonders if her daughter has discovered, as she herself did years before, that the world is "an endless series of obstacles, an alignment of locked doors," and has chosen to pursue the one thing that doesn't require power or a voice: goodness. 213 pages. Quantity Available: 1. Shipped Weight: Under 1 kilogram. Category: Fiction; Fiction; ISBN: 0007139292. ISBN/EAN: 9780007139293. Inventory No: 235807. Paperback 
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Unless, Carol Shields
10 Carol Shields Unless
Fourth Estate 242237 Great Britain 2002 0007139292 / 9780007139293 Trade Paperback Very Good Condition The oldest daughter of 44-year-old Reta Winters suddenly, inexplicably, drops out of college and ends up on a Toronto street corner panhandling, with a cardboard sign around her neck that reads "goodness." The quiet comforts of Reta's small-town life and the constancy of her feminist perspective sustain her hope that her daughter will snap out of this, whatever "this" is. Threaded into her family's crisis is her ongoing internal elegy on the exclusion of women from the literary canon, which she transposes to mean her daughter's exclusion from humanity. Reta wonders if her daughter has discovered, as she herself did years before, that the world is "an endless series of obstacles, an alignment of locked doors," and has chosen to pursue the one thing that doesn't require power or a voice: goodness. 213 pages. Tanning to pages. Quantity Available: 1. Shipped Weight: Under 1 kilogram. Category: Fiction; Fiction; ISBN: 0007139292. ISBN/EAN: 9780007139293. Inventory No: 242237. Paperback 
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David Beckham: My Side, David Beckham
11 David Beckham David Beckham: My Side
CollinsWillow 237617 Australia 2003 0007157347 / 9780007157341 Trade Paperback Very Good Condition David Beckham is one of the world's foremost media icons, his popularity transcending sport and cultural divides. This is his own in-depth account of his career to date, for Manchester United and England, and of his childhood, family and personal life. With endless newspaper column inches devoted to one of the most talked about men in the world, it seems that we know everything there is to know about David Beckham. Or do we? This is Beckham's fascinating life story in his own words. His complex relationship with United boss Alex Ferguson and how he handles the pressure of playing alongside some of the most volatile footballers of his generation, from the likes of Cantona, Schmeichel and Keane. The England story, from being vilified by the nation before returning as the prodigal son and almost single-handedly guiding his country as captain to the 2002 World Cup Finals. One minute we are singing his praises; the next we are castigating him for losing control of his temper and being a poor role model. Where does the truth lie? Now from Beckham himself, we gain a vivid and at times searingly honest insight into the family man behind the famous footballer, the international model and fashion leader. He describes how he first met and then married ex-Spice girl Victoria Adams, and the upbringing of their two children Brooklyn and Romeo. How his family's every step is monitored by a possee of newshounds and paparazzi. Also, the influence of his parents, growing up as a shy youngster in the family home, and how their subsequent split affected him. This book is an intimate and soul-searching portrayal of a massive celebrity, a family man, and an awe-inspiring footballer -- the likes of which we are unlikely to see again. 404 pages. Tanning to page edges. Quantity Available: 1. Shipped Weight: 1-2 kilos. Category: Autobiography; Biography & Autobiography; ISBN: 0007157347. ISBN/EAN: 9780007157341. Inventory No: 237617. Paperback 
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Ireland - The Land of Heart's Desire, Elisabetaa Canoro
12 Elisabetaa Canoro Ireland - The Land of Heart's Desire
Gill & Macmillan 231835 Dublin 2003 First Edition 0717136906 / 9780717136902 Hardcover Near Fine Condition Near Fine Seagulls wheeling over the cliffs, white horses on the dark blue sea whipped up by the wind, and above, three hundred feet up the sheer rock face, an endless grassy expanse interrupted only by dry stone walls. Ireland is a country of time in slow motion, where tubby, long-maned ponies still draw wooden carts of peat, as they have done for the last ten centuries. This is the Ireland of islands and archipelagos anchored to time-honoured traditions, of small towns and pretty fishing villages, moors and a Celtic history, poverty and dignified suffering. But it is also the island of archaeological sites, hermits shrouded in mystery, and of Dublin, the capital of the cities built on a human scale, which has expanded on a cosmopolitan path in the recent years without losing its character. Scenic photographs, portraits of men and women from every corner of the island, and scenes from everyday life in the peace of the countryside and the hurly-burly of the city: a thousand faces of Ireland have been immortalised in this book, in an itinerary that readers can follow in person, letting their imagination and emotions run free as they are swept up in the beauty of this land on the extreme edge of Europe. 295 pages. Quantity Available: 1. Shipped Weight: 2-3 kilos. Category: Countries::Ireland; Ireland; Geography & Maps; ISBN: 0717136906. ISBN/EAN: 9780717136902. Inventory No: 231835. This book is extra heavy, and may involve extra shipping charges to some countries. Hardcover 
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Geri Halliwell: If Only, Geri Halliwell
13 Geri Halliwell Geri Halliwell: If Only
Bantam Books 237620 Great Britain 1999 0593045831 / 9780593045831 Hardcover Very Good Condition Very Good Like many starstruck girls, Geri Halliwell grew up with one ambition. She wanted to be famous. She had the drive, the energy, the fierce determination to succeed. If only she could get that one lucky break - that one chance - she'd prove to all the doubters that she could make it, and make it big. But as Geri discovered, the road to fame can be a rocky one. Often broke and desperately lonely, her life became an endless round of failed auditions and dead-end jobs. Even her stint as a glamour model and her role as a game show host in Turkey, failed to gain her a foothold on the ladder to fame. Until one day, almost reluctantly, she answered an ad in The Stage. Someone was looking for candidates to form an all-girl band. The rest is history. As Ginger Spice, Geri's stage presence was formidable, her outfits legendary. The Spice Girls enjoyed a succession of number one hits, two successful albums and a box office hit movie. But Geri wanted her feet back on the ground. It was time to walk away, to find out who she was when she wasn't Ginger Spice. Amidst a blaze of media speculation Geri left the Spice Girls in May 1998. Now focusing on her solo career, and with a number one hit single and bestselling album already to her credit, Geri also works tirelessly for charities such as the UN's Breast Cancer Care campaign and Comic Relief. At its heart "If Only" is about fame and the rollercoaster journey one young girl took from obscurity to the world of her dreams. Believing fame would provide the answer to life's problems, she came to understand that the real solutions lie elsewhere. 367 pages. Illustrated with colour and black and white photographs. Quantity Available: 1. Shipped Weight: 1-2 kilos. Category: Autobiography; Biography & Autobiography; ISBN: 0593045831. ISBN/EAN: 9780593045831. Inventory No: 237620. Hardcover 
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Over The Top, H.G. Hartnett
14 H.G. Hartnett Over The Top
A&U 236709 Australia 2011 1742375952 / 9781742375953 Softcover Very Good Condition No Dust Jacket Australia's diggers didn't go 'over the top' for King and Country, they did it for their mates and their battalion - extraordinary deeds performed by ordinary men.Henry George Hartnett, known as 'Harry', joined the Australian Imperial Force on 13 September 1915 at the age of 23. He saw action on the Western Front at Fromelles and on the Somme, receiving his first 'Blighty', a wound so serious he was sent back to Britain for treatment, in the Battle of Pozieres. Upon his recovery, he returned to 'tour' the front with his battalion - an endless cycle of fighting interspersed with brief rest periods behind the lines.In this book Harry recalls the battles, the long marches, and the many amusing events that provided escape from the horrors of the battlefront. His moving descriptions give the reader insight into the unshakeable bonds forged between men trapped in situations they could never have imagined.Over the Top takes the reader on an eye-opening tour of life in and behind the trenches on the Western Front. Harry's book, which has never before been published, is a magnificent gift to Australia. 326 pages. Quantity Available: 1. Shipped Weight: Under 1 kilogram. Category: Australian::Australian War; Military; Military & Warfare; War::World War I. ISBN/EAN: 9781742375953. Inventory No: 236709. Paperback 
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Under The Feet of Jesus, Helena Maria Viramontes
15 Helena Maria Viramontes Under The Feet of Jesus
A Dutton Book 228201 USA 1995 First Edition 0525939490 / 9780525939498 Hardcover Very Good Condition Very Good At the center of this powerful tale is Estrella, a girl about to cross over the perilous border to womanhood. What she knows of life comes from her mother, who has survived abandonment by her husband in a land that treats her as if she were invisible, even though she and her children pick the crops of the farms that feed its people...from the aging but iron-bodied man who reluctantly becomes the head of the family, even as dreams of his youth in Mexico are calling him home...and from the endless highways and vast fields of California, where they travel and work together. But within Estrella, seeds of growth and change are stirring. And in the arms of Alejo, only a few years older than herself, they burst into full fierce flower, as she tastes the joy and pain of first love. Estrella begins to listen to her own inner voice in giving herself to that love. She comes to learn the value of life and discovers her own power to defy a system that would otherwise keep her down. Pushed to the margins of society, she learns to fight back and is able to help the young farmworker she loves when his ambitions and very life are threatened in a harvest of death. Infused with the beauty of the California landscape and shifting splendors of the passing seasons juxtaposed with the bleakness of poverty, this vividly imagined novel, so observant and full of wisdom, is worthy of the people it celebrates and whose story it tells so magnificently. The simple lyrical beauty of Viramontes's prose, her haunting use of image and metaphor, and the urgency of her themes all announce Under the Feet of Jesus as a landmark work of American fiction. 180 pages. Quantity Available: 1. Shipped Weight: Under 1 kilogram. Category: Fiction; Fiction; ISBN: 0525939490. ISBN/EAN: 9780525939498. Inventory No: 228201. Hardcover 
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Australian Classic: Due Preparations For The Plague, Janette Turner Hospital
16 Janette Turner Hospital Australian Classic: Due Preparations For The Plague
Angus & Robertson 243238 Australia 2013 0732298458 / 9780732298456 Softcover Very Good Condition No Dust Jacket A taut and confronting novel that propels us into the chaos of terror and the cruelty - and unexpected hope - of survival. Lowell tries not to think about the past, about the hijacking that killed his mother. Samantha, on the other hand, cannot let go. As a child she survived the hijacking of Air France 64, and as an adult she obsessively digs for answers, seeking a man called Salamander whom she believes holds key information. It is the death of Lowell's father, and his legacy of a blue sports bag crammed with documents and videotapes, that finally brings Lowell and Samantha together and unravels the interconnections between victims and perpetrators, saved and damned. But in this murky world of endless aliases and surveillance, who can be trusted? When does the quest for truth become a dangerous obsession? And what difference can the truth make? 438 pages. Quantity Available: 1. Shipped Weight: Under 1 kilogram. Category: Literature; Literature & Literary; Australian. ISBN/EAN: 9780732298456. Inventory No: 243238. Paperback 
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Murder in Aisle 9, Jim Schembri
17 Jim Schembri Murder in Aisle 9
Lothian 227072 Australia 2000 0734400969 / 9780734400963 Softcover Very Good Condition No Dust Jacket Something just doesn't add up...Piercing lights. Fouls, dark air. The punishing isolation. The lasers, shooting into her eyes. And the beeping, the endless merciless beeping. Welcome to the life of Nelia Renetti, an innocent girl stuck in a world where nothing seems fair. So when she spies a man getting away with a heinous deceit, Nelia decides to take a stand. She will expose the worthless mongrel, even if it means dragging her friends into a scheme of risk taking and law breaking. This man deserves to be punished. Of that. Nelia has no doubt. But does he deserve to die? And if he does, will his blood be on her hands? 175 pages. Quantity Available: 1. Shipped Weight: Under 1 kilogram. Category: Australian::Australian Fiction; Fiction; ISBN: 0734400969. ISBN/EAN: 9780734400963. Inventory No: 227072. Paperback 
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The Rules of Backyard Cricket, Jock Serong
18 Jock Serong The Rules of Backyard Cricket
Text Publishing 245943 Melbourne 2016 1925355217 / 9781925355215 Trade Paperback Very Good Condition It starts in a suburban backyard with Darren Keefe and his older brother, sons of a fierce and gutsy single mother. The endless glow of summer, the bottomless fury of contest. All the love and hatred in two small bodies poured into the rules of a made-up game. Darren has two big talents- cricket and trouble. No surprise that he becomes an Australian sporting star of the bad-boy variety - one of those men who's always got away with things and just keeps getting. Until the day we meet him, middle aged, in the boot of a car. Gagged, cable-tied, a bullet in his knee. Everything pointing towards a shallow grave. The Rules of Backyard Cricket is a novel of suspense in the tradition of Peter Temple's Truth. With glorious writing harnessed to a gripping narrative, it observes celebrity, masculinity - humanity - with clear-eyed lyricism and exhilarating narrative drive. 291 pages. Item Type: Uncorrected Book Proof. Quantity Available: 1. Shipped Weight: 1-2 kilos. Category: Fiction; Fiction; ISBN/EAN: 9781925355215. Inventory No: 245943. Paperback 
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The Brief Wondrous Life of Oscar Wao, Junot Diaz
19 Junot Diaz The Brief Wondrous Life of Oscar Wao
Faber and Faber 244155 Great Britain 2008 057117955X / 9780571179558 Trade Paperback Very Good Condition Things have never been easy for Oscar, a sweet but disastrously overweight ghetto nerd, a New Jersey romantic who dreams of becoming the Dominican J. R. R. Tolkien and, most of all, of finding love. But he may never get what he wants, thanks to the fukú–the ancient curse that has haunted Oscar's family for generations, dooming them to prison, torture, tragic accidents, and, above all, ill-starred love. Oscar, still dreaming of his first kiss, is only its most recent victim–until the fateful summer that he decides to be its last. With dazzling energy and insight, Junot Díaz immerses us in the uproarious lives of our hero Oscar, his runaway sister Lola, and their ferocious beauty-queen mother Belicia, and in the family's epic journey from Santo Domingo to Washington Heights to New Jersey's Bergenline and back again. Rendered with uncommon warmth and humor, THE BRIEF WONDROUS LIFE OF OSCAR WAO presents an astonishing vision of the contemporary American experience and the endless human capacity to persevere–and to risk it all–in the name of love. A true literary triumph, this novel confirms Junot Díaz as one of the best and most exciting writers of our time. 340 pages. Quantity Available: 1. Shipped Weight: 1-2 kilos. Category: Fiction; Fiction; ISBN/EAN: 9780571179558. Inventory No: 244155. Paperback 
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Playing With Water: A Story of A Garden, Kate llewellyn
20 Kate llewellyn Playing With Water: A Story of A Garden
Fourth Estate 240902 Australia 2005 0732281318 / 9780732281311 Softcover Good Condition Kate Llewellyn's world is one that concentrates on the simple things...the planting of flowers, the moving of a tree, the art of digging the perfect hole. this is a life that endows small things with grace and dignity. After moving from her much-loved home in the mountains, Kate starts to establish her new garden in a coastal town. Here she also plants roots in her new community and details the small acts of humanity that lead to friendship. In capturing a moment, such as mowing a lawn with a blind man in the moonlight, waiting for the sound of frogs in a backyard pond or watching a lyrebird disappear into the scrub, Playing with Water creates a meditation on nature, on community and on the cycle of life. With a poet s touch, Kate transports us so we feel the endless heat of summer; experience the smoky winds and the orange skies of the bushfire season; taste the salt that hangs in the air on the walk to the seapool; and hear the squelch of lifting arum lilies from the mud... In Playing with Water, Kate Llewellyn has created a lyrical memoir that is a celebration of the senses and the seasons. 424 pages. Light tanning to pages. Quantity Available: 1. Shipped Weight: Under 1 kilogram. Category: Horticulture::Gardening; Gardening; ISBN: 0732281318. ISBN/EAN: 9780732281311. Inventory No: 240902. Paperback 
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