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Chaucer - Canterbury Tales, A.C. Cawley - Editor
1 A.C. Cawley - Editor Chaucer - Canterbury Tales
Dent 226082 London 1986 0460113070 / 9780460113076 Softcover Good Condition No Dust Jacket Inspired by Boccaccio's "Decameron", and framed as a storytelling competition between a group of pilgrims, Geoffrey Chaucer's "The Canterbury Tales" is one of the greatest works of English literature, translated from the Middle English with an introduction by Nevill Coghill in "Penguin Classics". In "The Canterbury Tales" Chaucer created one of the great touchstones of English literature, a masterly collection of chivalric romances, moral allegories and low farce. A story-telling competition between a group of pilgrims from all walks of life is the occasion for a series of tales that range from the Knight's account of courtly love and the ebullient Wife of Bath's Arthurian legend, to the ribald anecdotes of the Miller and the Cook. Rich and diverse, "The Canterbury Tales" offers us an unrivalled glimpse into the life and mind of Medieval England. Nevill Coghill's masterly and vivid English verse translation is rendered with consummate skill to retain all the vigour and poetry of Chaucer's fourteenth-century Middle English. Geoffrey Chaucer (c.1343-1400) was an English author, poet, philosopher, courtier and diplomat, best known as the author of "The Canterbury Tales". Chaucer is credited as being the first author to demonstrate the artistic legitimacy of the vernacular English language. The first poet to have been buried in the Poet's Corner of Westminster Abbey, his other works include "The House of Fame", "Troilus and Criseyde" and "The Book of the Duchess". If you enjoyed "The Canterbury Tales", you might like Boccaccio's "Decameron" 612 pages. Spine slightly creased. Very light tanning to page edges . name written on outside of pages - so when book isclosed you can see the name. Quantity Available: 1. Shipped Weight: 1-2 kilos. Category: Literature; Literature & Literary; ISBN: 0460113070. ISBN/EAN: 9780460113076. Inventory No: 226082. Paperback 
Price: 16.50 AUD 12.38 AUD 
England, Their England, A.G. MacDonell
2 A.G. MacDonell England, Their England
Pan Books 230886 Great Britain 1983 0330280414 / 9780330280419 Softcover Good Condition No Dust Jacket England, Their England is an affectionately satirical inter-war comic novel first published in 1933. It hit the right spot at the time and became a bestseller, and has endured as a classic of humour, transending the passage of time. It is particularly famed for its portrayal of a village cricket match. The plot - if there can be said to be a plot - is set in 1920s England, the book is written as if a travel memoir by a young Scotsman who had been invalided away from the Western Front, "Donald Cameron", whose father's will forces him to reside in England. There he writes for a series of London newspapers, before being commissioned by a Welshman to write a book about the English from the view of a foreigner. Taking to the country and provincial cities, Donald spends his time doing research for a book on the English by consorting with journalists and minor poets, attending a country house weekend, serving as private secretary to a Member of Parliament, attending the League of Nations, and playing village cricket. The village cricket match is the most celebrated episode in the novel, and a reason cited for its enduring appeal.An important character is Mr Hodge; a caricature of Sir John Squire (poet and editor of the London Mercury) while the cricket team described in the book's most famous chapter is a representation of Sir John's Cricket Club - the Invalids - which survives today. The book ends in the ancient city of Winchester, where MacDonnell had gone to school. New introduction by Alan Sutton 206 pages. Quantity Available: 1. Shipped Weight: Under 1 kilogram. Category: Fiction; ISBN: 0330280414. ISBN/EAN: 9780330280419. Inventory No: 230886. Paperback 
Price: 16.50 AUD 12.38 AUD 
Prometheus Bound; The Suppliants; Seven Against Thebes and The Persians, Aeschylus [Phillip Vellacott - Translated with an introduction]
3 Aeschylus [Phillip Vellacott - Translated with an introduction] Prometheus Bound; The Suppliants; Seven Against Thebes and The Persians
Penguin Classics 231935 London, England. 1986 Reprint 0140441123 / 9780140441123 Softcover Good Condition (ex-library) No Dust Jacket The first of the great Greek Tragedians, Aeschylus wrote a large number of plays, of which seven survive. Of the four included in this volume, The Persians is unique in Greek tragedy in having as its subject matter a recent historical event, the defeat of the Persians at the famous battle of Salamis. The other three, Prometheus, The Suppliants and Seven Against Thebes, were all written as parts of trilogies and take their themes from Greek legend, but in each Aeschylus' interpretation reflects the new morality of classical Athens. Thus, in Seven Against Thebes the fate of the two main figures, Eteocles and Polyneices, is not entirely controlled by the gods, for Eteocles is free to choose whether or not he should fight his brother. And in Prometheus and The Suppliants Aeschylus shows that although the struggle of reason against violence can never be an easy one, it is reason that is the proper principle of civilized life. School library stamp on title page. 160 pages. Previous owners name on front endpaper. Quantity Available: 1. Shipped Weight: Under 500 grams. Category: Plays; Theatre & Plays; ISBN: 0140441123. ISBN/EAN: 9780140441123. Inventory No: 231935. Paperback 
Price: 15.50 AUD 11.63 AUD 
Wagner's Ring - An Introduction, Alan Blyth
4 Alan Blyth Wagner's Ring - An Introduction
Hutchinson 230931 London 1980 0091420113 / 9780091420116 Softcover Good Condition No Dust Jacket 146 pages. Illustrated with black and white photographs. Quantity Available: 1. Shipped Weight: Under 1 kilogram. Category: Music; Music; ISBN: 0091420113. ISBN/EAN: 9780091420116. Inventory No: 230931. Paperback 
Price: 18.50 AUD 13.88 AUD 
Houses of the Horoscope: An Introduction, Alan Oken
5 Alan Oken Houses of the Horoscope: An Introduction
Crossing Press 232537 USA 1999 0895949326 / 9780895949325 Softcover Very Good Condition Astrology is an amazing tool for better understanding yourself, your friends, your planet, and the nature of Life itself. But how does astrology work? In HOUSES OF THE HOROSCOPE, Alan Oken explains that the natal horoscope is a blueprint and guide that creates a clear map to the self. He further explains how the positions of the astrological planets affect your life here on earth. Calculated for a person'?s date, time, and place of birth, the natal chart reveals a detailed portrait of an individual'?s relationship to the world. The various components of your natal horoscope reveal who you are, what you have to offer, and with whom you are most likely to share your talents, abilities, and love. 207 pages. Quantity Available: 1. Shipped Weight: Under 1 kilogram. Category: Astrology; New Age & Alternative; Divination. ISBN: 0895949326. ISBN/EAN: 9780895949325. Inventory No: 232537. Paperback 
Price: 21.00 AUD 15.75 AUD 
How You Began - A Child's Introduction to Biology, Amabel Williams-Ellis
6 Amabel Williams-Ellis How You Began - A Child's Introduction to Biology
Angus & Robertson 127864 Sydney, Australia 1933 First Edition Hard Cover Good Fair Preface by J. B. S. Haldane. 91 pages. Blue boards with black lettering in very good condition. Previous owners name on inside cover. Dust jacket has inside flap loose, rubbing to edges and discolouration - not necessarily required as book in very good condition. Quantity Available: 1. Shipped Weight: Under 1 kilogram. Category: Science::Biology; Science & Technology; Children's::Children's Non Fiction. Inventory No: 127864. Hardcover 
Price: 23.50 AUD 17.63 AUD 
East, West, North, South - Intervention, Development & Imperialism, Andrew Mack, David Plant with Ursula Doyle [ Editors]
7 Andrew Mack, David Plant with Ursula Doyle [ Editors] East, West, North, South - Intervention, Development & Imperialism
Flinders University 226292 Australia 1977 0725800666 / 9780725800666 Softcover Good Condition Theis cfollection of twenty-two papers provides an introduction to some of the key issues in post-war international politics. 374 pages. Quantity Available: 1. Shipped Weight: Under 500 grams. Category: Politics; Politics & Government; ISBN: 0725800666. ISBN/EAN: 9780725800666. Inventory No: 226292. Paperback 
Price: 22.50 AUD 16.88 AUD 
Gift From The Sea, Anne Morrow Lindbergh
8 Anne Morrow Lindbergh Gift From The Sea
Vintage Books 233539 USA 1991 0679732411 / 9780679732419 Softcover Very Good Condition No Dust Jacket In this inimitable, beloved classic?graceful, lucid and lyrical?Anne Morrow Lindbergh shares her meditations on youth and age; love and marriage; peace, solitude and contentment as she set them down during a brief vacation by the sea. Drawing inspiration from the shells on the shore, Lindbergh?s musings on the shape of a woman?s life bring new understanding to both men and women at any stage of life. A mother of five, an acclaimed writer and a pioneering aviator, Lindbergh casts an unsentimental eye on the trappings of modernity that threaten to overwhelm us: the time-saving gadgets that complicate rather than simplify, the multiple commitments that take us from our families. And by recording her thoughts during a brief escape from everyday demands, she helps readers find a space for contemplation and creativity within their own lives. With great wisdom and insight Lindbergh describes the shifting shapes of relationships and marriage, presenting a vision of life as it is lived in an enduring and evolving partnership. A groundbreaking, best-selling work when it was originally published in 1955, Gift from the Sea continues to be discovered by new generations of readers. With a new introduction by Lindbergh?s daughter Reeve, this fiftieth-anniversary edition will give those who are revisiting the book and those who are coming upon it for the first time fresh insight into the life of this remarkable woman. The sea and the beach are elements that have been woven throughout Anne Morrow Lindbergh?s life. She spent her childhood summers with her family on a Maine island. After her marriage to Charles Lindbergh in 1929, she accompanied him on his survey flights around the North Atlantic to launch the first transoceanic airlines. The Lindberghs eventually established a permanent home on the Connecticut coast, where they lived quietly, wrote books and raised their family. After the children left home for lives of their own, the Lindberghs traveled extensively to Africa and the Pacific for environmental research. For several years they lived on the island of Maui in Hawaii, where Charles Lindbergh died in 1974. Anne Morrow Lindbergh spent her final years in her Connecticut home, continuing her writing projects and enjoying visits from her children and grand-children. She died on February 7, 2001, at the age of ninety-four. Reeve Lindbergh is the author of many books for both adults and children, including the memoirs Under a Wing and No More Words. 138 pages. Quantity Available: 1. Shipped Weight: Under 1 kilogram. Category: Literature; Literature & Literary; ISBN: 0679732411. ISBN/EAN: 9780679732419. Inventory No: 233539. Paperback 
Price: 18.50 AUD 13.88 AUD 
Mallarme [The Penguin Poets D85], Anthony Hartley [Edited with an introduction and Prose Translations]]
9 Anthony Hartley [Edited with an introduction and Prose Translations]] Mallarme [The Penguin Poets D85]
Penguin Books 225056 1965 Softcover Good Condition 240 pages. Age tanning to pages. Quantity Available: 1. Shipped Weight: Under 500 grams. Category: Poetry; Poetry; Inventory No: 225056. Paperback 
Price: 17.50 AUD 13.13 AUD 
Big Deal: One Year as a Professional Poker Player, Anthony Holden
10 Anthony Holden Big Deal: One Year as a Professional Poker Player
Abacus 234944 Great Britain 2005 Reprint 0349115192 / 9780349115191 Softcover Very Good Condition BIG DEAL is the mesmerising story of a year spent by bestselling biographer Anthony Holden in the tough world of the professional poker player. He spent days and nights in the poker paradise of Las Vegas, in Malta and Morocco, even shipboard, mingling with the legendary greats, sharpening his game, perfecting his repartee, and learning a great deal about himself in the process.Poker, Holden would insist, is not gambling. Like chess it is a paradigm of life at its most intense, a gladiatorial contest that brings out the best as well as the worst in people. Its heroes, its eccentrics and is comedians stalk the pages of this remarkable book, along with all the hair-raising, nail-biting excitement of the games themselves.A classic of the genre, BIG DEAL is here reissued with a new introduction by the author. 384 pages. Light tanning to pages. Quantity Available: 1. Shipped Weight: Under 1 kilogram. Category: Games & Puzzles; Games & Gaming; ISBN: 0349115192. ISBN/EAN: 9780349115191. Inventory No: 234944. Paperback 
Price: 22.50 AUD 16.88 AUD 
Oxford and Oxfordshire in Verse, Antonia Fraser [Edited with an Introduction]
11 Antonia Fraser [Edited with an Introduction] Oxford and Oxfordshire in Verse
Penguin Books 232592 Great Britain 1983 0140423079 / 9780140423075 Softcover Good Condition Rebecca Fraser 85 pages. Light fading to spine edge. Illustrator: Rebecca Fraser. Quantity Available: 1. Shipped Weight: Under 500 grams. Category: Poetry::Verse; Poetry; ISBN: 0140423079. ISBN/EAN: 9780140423075. Inventory No: 232592. Paperback 
Price: 21.00 AUD 15.75 AUD 
Islands in the Sky, Arthur C. Clarke
12 Arthur C. Clarke Islands in the Sky
Puffin / Penguin Books 232526 Great Britain 1978 Reprint 0140305351 / 9780140305357 Softcover Good Condition With an introduction by Patrick Moore. The story of 'Islands in the Sky' centres around a young man, who, after brilliantly winning a space-related competition, requests a vacation on a space station as his prize. It is written with Arthur C. Clark's obvious knowledge of science, but moves at a page turning rate throughout the entire narrative. The short novel gives a realistic possiblity of work and play in future space, heightened with constant excitement and action. Character development is very good, as are the not-overdone (but still awesome) visual descriptions. 208 pages. Light tanning to pages. Previous owners name on front endpaper. Cover edges rubbed. Quantity Available: 1. Shipped Weight: Under 500 grams. Category: Children's; ISBN: 0140305351. ISBN/EAN: 9780140305357. Inventory No: 232526. Paperback 
Price: 15.50 AUD 11.63 AUD 
Merry-Go-Round [Reigen], Arthur Schnitzler
13 Arthur Schnitzler Merry-Go-Round [Reigen]
Weidenfeld & Nicolson 232460 London 1953 Hardcover Good Condition No Dust Jacket Introduction by Ilsa Barea. 90 pages. Foxing to endpapers . Quantity Available: 1. Shipped Weight: 1-2 kilos. Category: Plays; Theatre & Plays; Inventory No: 232460. Hardcover 
Price: 23.50 AUD 17.63 AUD 
The American Builder's Companion or A System of Architecture Particularly Adapted to the Present Style of Building, Asher Bernjamin
14 Asher Bernjamin The American Builder's Companion or A System of Architecture Particularly Adapted to the Present Style of Building
Dover Publications 228719 usa 1969 0486222365 / 9780486222363 Hardcover Near Fine Condition No Dust Jacket An unabridged reprint of the sixth edition with 70 plates and a new introduction by William Morgan 114 pages. With black and white photographs and drawings. Quantity Available: 1. Shipped Weight: 2-3 kilos. Category: Architecture; Architecture; ISBN: 0486222365. ISBN/EAN: 9780486222363. Inventory No: 228719. This book is extra heavy, and may involve extra shipping charges to some countries. Hardcover 
Price: 53.50 AUD 40.13 AUD 
You're The Coach - An Introduction to Coaching, Australian Coaching Council
15 Australian Coaching Council You're The Coach - An Introduction to Coaching
Australian Government Publishing Service 2127 Canberra 1981 Reprint 0642047537 / 9780642047533 Softcover Very Good Condition 80 pages. Previous owners name on front endpaper. Quantity Available: 1. Shipped Weight: Under 500 grams. Category: Australia; ISBN: 0642047537. ISBN/EAN: 9780642047533. Inventory No: 2127. Paperback 
Price: 18.50 AUD 13.88 AUD 
Castles - An introduction to the Castles of England and Wales [Ministry of Public Buildings and Works], B H. St. J. O'Neil
16 B H. St. J. O'Neil Castles - An introduction to the Castles of England and Wales [Ministry of Public Buildings and Works]
Her Majesty's Stationary Office 227911 London, England 1954 First Edition Hardcover Very Good Good Black and white photographs. 64 pages. Dust jacket has rubbing and small tears to edges and corners and associated wear. Quantity Available: 1. Shipped Weight: Under 500 grams. Category: Architecture::Churches, Castles, Palaces; Architecture; Inventory No: 227911. Hardcover 
Price: 17.00 AUD 12.75 AUD 
The Memoirs of Babikr Bedri Volume 2, Babikr Bedri
17 Babikr Bedri The Memoirs of Babikr Bedri Volume 2
Ithaca Press 227538 London 1980 0703729601 Hardcover Very Good Condition Very Good Map endpapers. Translated from the Arabic and edited by Yusuf Bedri and Peter Hogg. With an introduction by G. N. Sanderson. The book tells of his vain struggles to provide a livelihood for his growing family by trade and farming until he turned to teaching in 1903. With his great gifts for education and handling people, Babikr made a successful career in the Education Department. 379 pages. Quantity Available: 1. Shipped Weight: 1-2 kilos. Category: Autobiography::Memoir; Biography & Autobiography; Inventory No: 227538. Hardcover 
Price: 26.00 AUD 19.50 AUD 
The Complete Introduction to Drawing: A Professional Course for Every Artist, Barington Barber
18 Barington Barber The Complete Introduction to Drawing: A Professional Course for Every Artist
Arcturus 232761 London 2007 0572033257 / 9780572033255 Softcover Near Fine Condition Barrington Barber's The Complete Introduction to Drawing is a comprehensive, easy-to-use book that will take your drawing skills to new levels. Beginning with the basics, the author leads you step by step, from simple mark making through to carefully thought-out exercises on composing and drawing still life, landscapes, portraits and figures. 304 pages. Quantity Available: 1. Shipped Weight: 2-3 kilos. Category: Art; Art & Design; ISBN/EAN: 9780572033255. Inventory No: 232761. This book is extra heavy, and may involve extra shipping charges to some countries. Paperback 
Price: 48.50 AUD 36.38 AUD 
Cradle of England, Barry Cunliffe
19 Barry Cunliffe Cradle of England
British Broadcasting Corp 232424 London 1972 0563121971 / 9780563121978 Softcover Good Condition An Introduction through archaeology to the early history of England and a brief guide to selected sites in teh south. 80 pages. Black and white illustrations. Quantity Available: 1. Shipped Weight: Under 1 kilogram. Category: History::Great Britain; History; ISBN: 0563121971. ISBN/EAN: 9780563121978. Inventory No: 232424. Paperback 
Price: 17.50 AUD 13.13 AUD 
An Introduction to British Trade Unions, Ben Hooberman
20 Ben Hooberman An Introduction to British Trade Unions
Pelican / Penguin Books 228783 Great Britain 1974 014021819X / 9780140218190 Softcover Very Good Condition No Dust Jacket 150 pages. Quantity Available: 1. Shipped Weight: Under 250 grams. Category: Sociology; Sociology & Culture; ISBN: 014021819X. ISBN/EAN: 9780140218190. Inventory No: 228783. Paperback 
Price: 14.50 AUD 10.88 AUD 
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