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The Secret Adversary [The Agatha Christie Collection], Agatha Christie
1 Agatha Christie The Secret Adversary [The Agatha Christie Collection]
Agatha Christie Limited / Planet Thre Publishing 232315 Great Britain Hardcover (Printed Boards) Very Good Condition Tommy and Tuppence, two young people short of money and restless for excitement, embark on a daring business scheme - Young Adventurers Ltd. Their advertisement says they are 'willing to do anything, go anywhere'. But their first assignment, for the sinister Mr Whittington, plunges them into more danger than they ever imaginedů 256 pages. Quantity Available: 1. Shipped Weight: 1-2 kilos. Category: Fiction::Mystery Fiction; Crime Fiction; Inventory No: 232315. Hardcover 
Price: 12.44 AUD
Friendly Fire, Alaa Al Aswany
2 Alaa Al Aswany Friendly Fire
Fourth Estate 233419 London 2009 9780007386008 Softcover Very Good Condition The new book from Alaa Al Aswany, author of the international bestseller 'The Yacoubian Building' and 'Chicago'.'Friendly Fire' is a novella and collection of short stories from Alaa Al Aswany, author of the bestselling 'The Yacoubian Building'. As in that novel, Al Aswany dissects modern Egyptian society and, with skill and detachment, reveals the hypocrisy, violence and abuse of power characteristic of a world in moral crisis. Here, though, the focus has shifted from the broad historical canvas to the minute stitches of pain that hold together an individual, a family, a school classroom and the relationship between a man and a woman. Can a man so alienated from his society that he regards all its members as no better than microbes wriggling under a microscope survive within it? Can cynical religiosity triumph over human decency? Can a man put the thought of a delicious dish of beans behind him long enough to mourn his father's death? Alongside these wry questions, other, less mordant perspectives also have their place: an ageing cabaret dancer bestows the blessing of a vanished world on her lover's son; a crippled boy wins subjective victory from objective disaster. 219 pages. Illustrated with colour photographs. Quantity Available: 1. Shipped Weight: Under 1 kilogram. Category: Fiction::Short Story Fiction; Fiction; ISBN/EAN: 9780007386008. Inventory No: 233419. Paperback 
Price: 11.94 AUD
Dacked!, Andrew Daddo
3 Andrew Daddo Dacked!
Hodder & Stoughton 238703 Australia 2004 0733616135 / 9780733616136 Softcover Good Condition No Dust Jacket Terry Denton Right round the edge of the Australian continent, we re all lining up shoulder-to-shoulder to get our bit of land with a water view. And at every opportunity we throw ourselves at the water. Most of the time it s fun, but sometimes it s a disaster! Andrew Daddo s latest collection of stories is about the totally mad way we spend our time fishing, diving, sailing, surfing, water-skiing and just plain lazing away on the beach. And you ll need to READ BETWEEN THE FLAGS! Losing your pants on the skis, and having to borrow some from your father or his new girlfriend; diving and getting caught by a giant clam; hooking Thumper, the big one, the legendary mongrel fish, and letting him get away. Fergus Kipper and his loser family and friends are at it again - this time in the perfect summer holiday read. Their hilarious adventures on the water and under it will leave you gasping for mouth-to-mouth. Andrew Daddo is really funny. He writes like a kid having an adventure. Jaye, 10 So much fun! Australia has a new short story writer to rival Jennings and Griffiths Kate Colley, Daily Telegraph 217 pages. Cover has a few faint creases. Previous owners name to top of title page. Black and white illustrations. Illustrator: Terry Denton. Quantity Available: 1. Shipped Weight: Under 1 kilogram. Category: Fiction::Young Adult Fiction; Teens & Young Adult; ISBN: 0733616135. ISBN/EAN: 9780733616136. Inventory No: 238703. Paperback 
Price: 9.95 AUD
For The Patriarch, Angelo Loukakis
4 Angelo Loukakis For The Patriarch
University Of Queensland Press 2025 Queensland 1981 0702216003 / 9780702216008 Softcover Good Condition No Dust Jacket Previous owners name on front endpaper. Quantity Available: 1. Shipped Weight: Under 500 grams. Category: Fiction::Short Story Fiction; Australia; Fiction; Australian::Australian Fiction. ISBN: 0702216003. ISBN/EAN: 9780702216008. Inventory No: 2025. Paperback 
Price: 11.40 AUD
Agents and Patients, Anthony Powell
5 Anthony Powell Agents and Patients
Penguin Books 232305 Great Britain 1984 Reprint 0140018409 / 9780140018400 Softcover Good Condition A story set in London, Paris, and pre-Hitler Berlin, centring on the attempts of two genial and indigent intellectual adventurers to obtain the financial backing necessary for their schemes from a young man called Blore-Smith, not short of cash, but scarcely cognisant of the facts of life. 205 pages. Quantity Available: 1. Shipped Weight: Under 1 kilogram. Category: Fiction; ISBN: 0140018409. ISBN/EAN: 9780140018400. Inventory No: 232305. Paperback 
Price: 9.95 AUD
Distant Voices, Barbara Erskine
6 Barbara Erskine Distant Voices
Harper Collins 237981 Great Britain 1997 000649613X / 9780006496137 Softcover Good Condition No Dust Jacket In her second volume of short stories, which follows the hugely successful 'Encounters', Barbara Erskine has created a compelling world of love, betrayal, suspense and grief.A biographer investigating a tragic death hears voices from the past drawing her towards the truth...A nineteenth century parson's daughter is caught up in the excitement and romance of a smuggling intrigue...A young boy from a deprived background finds his own haven in the wastelands of the inner city...Contemporary, historical, spooky, and humorous - there are over thirty delightful stories, each one guaranteed to capture the reader's imagination, and all demonstrating Barbara Erskine's unique powers as a storyteller. 487 pages. Light foxing to outer page edges. Quantity Available: 1. Shipped Weight: Under 1 kilogram. Category: Fiction; Fiction; ISBN: 000649613X. ISBN/EAN: 9780006496137. Inventory No: 237981. Paperback 
Price: 8.00 AUD
Encounters, Barbara Erskine
7 Barbara Erskine Encounters
Harper Collins 237983 Great Britain 1990 Softcover Good Condition No Dust Jacket A captivating volume of over forty short stories full of love, hope, and fear, from the Sunday Times bestselling author of Lady of Hay. Barbara Erskine is a born storyteller. The tales in 'Encounters' illustrate her extraordinary talent for capturing the spirit of a place and drawing us into the hearts and minds of her characters. Some are humorous, some thrilling, while others are unashamedly sentimental. Old-fashioned love stories such as 'A Face in the Crowd' follow ingenious ghost stories, and in 'A Step Out of Time' the past and present come together, drawing back the curtain that separates us from our ancestors. No one who has enjoyed Barbara Erskine's best-selling novels - Lady of Hay, Kingdom of Shadows, Child of the Phoenix and Midnight is a Lonely Place - will be able to resist this gripping collection. 546 pages. Spine slightly creased. Light foxing to outer page edges. A bit worn around the edges with a few bumps collected no doubt over the years from normal use.. Quantity Available: 1. Shipped Weight: Under 1 kilogram. Category: Fiction; Fiction; Inventory No: 237983. Paperback 
Price: 9.95 AUD
Where You Belong, Barbara Taylor Bradford
8 Barbara Taylor Bradford Where You Belong
Doubleday 242383 Australia 2000 1876590262 / 9781876590260 Hardcover Good Condition Good With all the glamour, drama, and passion that have made Barbara Taylor Bradford an international favorite, Where You Belong is the captivating story of a beautiful young woman making her way through a world filled with the dangers of war. A talented young American photographer, Valentine Denning leaves behind the comforts of her home in Paris to record the war in Kosovo from the front lines. Drawn together by the perils of war photojournalism, Val and one of her colleagues, the British Tony Hampton, find themselves in the throes of a romance that is tragically cut short when Val, Tony, and their American colleague Jake Newberg are caught in a nightmarish ambush. When Val wakes up in a Belgrade hospital, she learns that Tony has died. Later, when she and Jake attend Tony's memorial service in London, Val's memories of Tony are gravely shaken by the realization that throughout their relationship he had lied, telling her that he was divorced. Reeling from his death and betrayal, Val and Jake return home to Paris, where they recover from their wounds and try to make sense of Tony's lies to both of them. As they begin to build a relationship and leave the events of the war behind them, Jake confesses his longtime love for her. But for Val, peace with herself is elusive, as she tries to reconcile her love of photography with the perils of her career, not to mention the claims on her heart. The desire for a fresh new beginning leads her to trade the grueling world of war photojournalism for a glamorous position as a photographer of celebrities--which lands her in Mexico, snapping the dashing Alexander St. Just Stevens (born Bill Smith in Leeds, England), an artist of international renown whose reputation as a playboy doesn't steel him against a powerful attraction to Val. Finding a new mode of photojournalism--and a new admirer--still can't ease her sense of searching for something, a sense that will lead her to retrace paths she thought were left behind. Where You Belong is a moving story about a young woman's realization of her own inner strength and her ability to find her way to where she belongs in life...in love...and within herself. 380 pages. Tanning to page edges. Quantity Available: 1. Shipped Weight: 1-2 kilos. Category: Fiction; Fiction; ISBN: 1876590262. ISBN/EAN: 9781876590260. Inventory No: 242383. Hardcover 
Price: 17.00 AUD
Wingwalking - Short Stories, Barry Westburg
9 Barry Westburg Wingwalking - Short Stories
Sirius / Angus & Robertson 142869 Australia 1988 0207155984 / 9780207155987 Softcover Good No Dust Jacket 183 pages. Quantity Available: 1. Shipped Weight: Under 500 grams. Category: Fiction; Fiction; ISBN: 0207155984. ISBN/EAN: 9780207155987. Inventory No: 142869. Paperback 
Price: 15.00 AUD
Eye of the White Hawk, Bary Dowling
10 Bary Dowling Eye of the White Hawk
Wakefield Press 230378 Australia 1997 First Edition 1862544212 / 9781862544215 Softcover Near Fine Condition No Dust Jacket Bary Dowling explores the sharp, often brutal division between city and rural Australia in this breathtaking collection of short stories. Mudeye, Dowling's portrait of war time Ballarat, was shortlisted for the NSW Premier's Literary Awards 1996 (the Kenneth Slessor Award). 'Dowling has the most sensitive ear since Hal Porter ...he is shockingly good with words.' - Ken Inglis, Australian 'A brilliant collection ...Very rich and psychologically satisfying.' - Tom Shapcott 175 pages. Quantity Available: 1. Shipped Weight: Under 1 kilogram. Category: Australian::Australian Fiction; Fiction; ISBN: 1862544212. ISBN/EAN: 9781862544215. Inventory No: 230378. Paperback 
Price: 9.95 AUD
Impressions on a Continent - A Collection of Australian Short Stories, Bill Scott [Compiled]
11 Bill Scott [Compiled] Impressions on a Continent - A Collection of Australian Short Stories
Heineman Limited 227633 Victoria, Australia 1983 First Edition 0858593289 / 9780858593282 Hardcover Near Fine Condition Near Fine A collection of Australian short stories. Quantity Available: 1. Shipped Weight: 1-2 kilos. Category: Fiction::Short Story Fiction; Fiction; ISBN: 0858593289. ISBN/EAN: 9780858593282. Inventory No: 227633. Hardcover 
Price: 12.44 AUD
Resurrection Day, Brendan DuBois
12 Brendan DuBois Resurrection Day
Warner Books 225737 London 2000 0751525499 / 9780751525496 Softcover Good Condition No Dust Jacket "Everyone remembers exactly what they were doing the day President Kennedy tried to kill them." * * * In 1962, the Cuban Missile Crisis brought the United States and the Soviet Union to the brink of the nuclear war. The crisis was averted, but what would have happened if war had broken out? In "Resurrection Day," award-winning author Brendan DuBois brings this horrific concept to life... * * * New York Times bestselling author Lee Child: "'Resurrection Day' is the best 'what if' novel in years --- more clever and resonant than Robert Harris's 'Fatherland' --- and all the more scary because disaster was minutes away from happening for real. A book you'll read three times and keep on your shelves forever." New York Times bestselling author William Martin: "What if the Russians had not blinked in October 1962? Brendan DuBois gives us the answer in this smart, suspenseful thriller, a frighteningly believable piece of alternative history. You'll be shocked on every page by a world so familiar in its details that the terrible changes seem commonplace. Brendan DuBois is a fine writer, at the top of his game." Edgar-award winning author S.J. Rozan: "A convincing and terrifying look at an alternative history that could easily have been ours. DuBois's careful research and dark imagination weave together a story that you won't be able to put down --- and that you will be grateful is only fiction." REVIEWS Publisher's Weekly (starred review): "In his first novel outside of his acclaimed Lewis Cole mystery series DuBois delivers an alternate-history thriller that deserves to be as popular as Robert Harris's 'Fatherland.' DuBois postulates an America that has been politically devastated by a nuclear exchange arising from the Cuban missile crisis... Cohesively plotted and smoothly written, steadily exciting and rife with clever conceits, this is what-if thriller fiction at its finest." Booklist (starred review): "Like the best alternate-history fiction (Robert Harris' 'Fatherland' or the novels of Harry Turtledove), DuBois' tale is a feast for the mind, a what-if story that's so plausible it reads, at times, like nonfiction. In every way, this is a first-rate novel and one that is sure to appeal to a wide variety of readers." Rocky Mountain News: "DuBois has done an extraordinary job of envisioning a world that might have been." * * * Winner of the Sidewise Award for Best Alternative History Novel of the Year. * * * With new Author's Afterward for the this edition. * * * Cover art by Jeroen ten Berge. ABOUT THE AUTHOR Brendan DuBois of New Hampshire is the award-winning author of sixteen novels and more than 120 short stories. His short fiction has appeared in Playboy, Ellery Queen's Mystery Magazine, Alfred Hitchcock's Mystery Magazine, The Magazine of Fantasy & Science Fiction, and numerous other magazines and anthologies including "The Best American Mystery Stories of the Century," published in 2000 by Houghton-Mifflin. Another one of his short stories appeared in in "The Year's Best Science Fiction 22nd Annual Collection" (St. Martin's Griffin, 2005) edited by Gardner Dozois His short stories have twice won him the Shamus Award from the Private Eye Writers of America, and have also earned him three Edgar Allan Poe Award nominations from the Mystery Writers of America. He is also a one-time "Jeopardy!" game show champion. Visit his website at www.BrendanDuBois.com 580 pages. Quantity Available: 1. Shipped Weight: Under 1 kilogram. Category: Fiction; Fiction; ISBN: 0751525499. ISBN/EAN: 9780751525496. Inventory No: 225737. Paperback 
Price: 9.95 AUD
Australian Short Stories [Christmas Issue 1982], Bruce Pascoe [Editor]
13 Bruce Pascoe [Editor] Australian Short Stories [Christmas Issue 1982]
Pascoe Phelan 234330 Australia Softcover Good Condition Stories by Frank Hardy, David Ireland, Manning Clark et all. Foxing to covers. 68 pages. Tanning to pages. Quantity Available: 1. Shipped Weight: Under 1 kilogram. Category: Fiction::Short Story Fiction; Fiction; Inventory No: 234330. Paperback 
Price: 9.95 AUD
Short Story Discovery, C. Coroneos
14 C. Coroneos Short Story Discovery
The Macmillan Company 226675 Australia 1982 0333119657 / 9780333119655 Softcover Good Condition No Dust Jacket 185 pages. Quantity Available: 1. Shipped Weight: Under 250 grams. Category: Australian::Australian Fiction; Fiction; ISBN: 0333119657. ISBN/EAN: 9780333119655. Inventory No: 226675. Paperback 
Price: 9.95 AUD
The Same Sweet Girls, Cassandra King
15 Cassandra King The Same Sweet Girls
Allen & Unwin 231848 Australia 2005 174114504X / 9781741145045 Softcover Good Condition None of the Same Sweet Girls are really girls anymore and none of them have actually ever been that sweet. But this spirited group of Southern women, who have been holding biannual reunions ever since they were together in college, are nothing short of compelling. There's Julia Stovall, the First Lady of Alabama, who, despite her public veneer, is a down-to-earth gal who only wants to know who her husband is sneaking out with late at night. There's Lanier Sanders, whose husband won custody of their children after he found out about her fling with a colleague. Then there's Astor Deveaux, a former Broadway showgirl who simply can't keep her flirtations in check. And Corinne Cooper, whose incredible story comes to light as the novel unfolds. 600 pages. Tanning to pages. Cover has a few creases. Quantity Available: 1. Shipped Weight: Under 1 kilogram. Category: Fiction; Fiction; ISBN: 174114504X. ISBN/EAN: 9781741145045. Inventory No: 231848. Paperback 
Price: 11.94 AUD
The Shadow of a Shadow of a Dream - Love Stories of Singapore, Catherine Lim
16 Catherine Lim The Shadow of a Shadow of a Dream - Love Stories of Singapore
Heinemann 227022 Singapore 1988 9971641186 / 9789971641184 Softcover Very Good Condition No Dust Jacket A collection of eight short stories that focus on the joys and travails of love in a Singapore at a time of rapid social change 211 pages. Quantity Available: 1. Shipped Weight: Under 250 grams. Category: Fiction; Fiction; ISBN: 9971641186. ISBN/EAN: 9789971641184. Inventory No: 227022. Paperback 
Price: 9.95 AUD
Looking For The Spark - Scottish Short Stories 1994, Catherine Lockerbie [Introduction]
17 Catherine Lockerbie [Introduction] Looking For The Spark - Scottish Short Stories 1994
HarperCollins 229584 Great Britain 1994 0002243490 / 9780002243490 Softcover Good Condition This 22nd volume of Scottish short stories represents both new talents and more established writers such as Andrew Greig, Gillian Nelson and Candia McWilliam. There are stories set in Poland, South Africa and Greece as well as in Scotland. 209 pages. Quantity Available: 1. Shipped Weight: Under 1 kilogram. Category: Fiction::Short Story Fiction; Fiction; ISBN: 0002243490. ISBN/EAN: 9780002243490. Inventory No: 229584. Paperback 
Price: 8.50 AUD
The Time of my Life, Cecelia Ahern
18 Cecelia Ahern The Time of my Life
HarperCollins 241949 Australia 2011 0007350449 / 9780007350445 Trade Paperback Very Good Condition The stunning and magical new novel from the Number One bestselling author Are you taking your life for granted? Lucy Silchester is. And she's lost sight of everything important. Because Lucy's lying to herself -- and to everyone else -- about what's going on. Her friends are cut short, her family cold-shouldered and her work colleagues tricked. Only Lucy herself knows the truth. Time for a wake-up call -- an invitation to an appointment with life. Her life. Who in this case turns out to be a kindly, run-down man in a bad suit, who is determined to change things, and won't let Lucy off the hook. She's going to have to make time for him. 390 pages. Quantity Available: 1. Shipped Weight: 1-2 kilos. Category: Fiction; Fiction; ISBN/EAN: 9780007350445. Inventory No: 241949. Paperback 
Price: 12.00 AUD
Short fiction of the Seventeenth Century, Charles C. Mish [editor]
19 Charles C. Mish [editor] Short fiction of the Seventeenth Century
The Norton Library 146910 New York, USA 1968 Softcover Good No Dust Jacket 452 pages. A lively collection of short fiction to introduce the modern reader to the remarkable variety of fictional forms that flourished in England before the advent of the novel Quantity Available: 1. Shipped Weight: Under 1 kilogram. Category: Literature; Literature & Literary; Fiction::Short Story Fiction. Inventory No: 146910. Paperback 
Price: 14.93 AUD
Things That Make Me Give In, Charlotte Stein
20 Charlotte Stein Things That Make Me Give In
Black Lace 242019 Great Britain 2009 035234542X / 9780352345424 Softcover Very Good Condition Erotica collection from smoking hot new writer Girls who go after what they want no matter what the cost, boys who like to flash their dark sides, voyeurism for beginners and cheating lovers ... Charlotte Stein takes you on a journey through all the facets of female desire in this contemporary collection of explicit and ever intriguing short stories. Be seduced by obsessions that go one step too far and dark desires that remove all inhibitions. Each story takes you on a journey into all the things that make a girl give in. 248 pages. Quantity Available: 1. Shipped Weight: Under 1 kilogram. Category: Erotica; Erotica; Fiction. ISBN/EAN: 9780352345424. Inventory No: 242019. Paperback 
Price: 15.00 AUD
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