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The 2 1/2 Pillars of Wisdom - The Von Igelfeld Trilogy Incorporating portuguese Irregular Verbs; The Finer Points of Sausage Dogs; At The Villa of Reduced Circumstances, Alexander McCall Smith
1 Alexander McCall Smith The 2 1/2 Pillars of Wisdom - The Von Igelfeld Trilogy Incorporating portuguese Irregular Verbs; The Finer Points of Sausage Dogs; At The Villa of Reduced Circumstances
Abacus 239400 Great Britain 2004 0349118507 / 9780349118505 Softcover Very Good Condition Welcome to the extraordinary world of Professor Dr Moritz-Maria von Igelfeld, an unnaturally tall and memorable character whose sublime insouciance is a blend of the cultivated pomposity of Frasier Crane and Inspector Clouseau's hapless gaucherie.Von Igelfeld inhabits the rarefied world of the Institute of Romance Philology at Regensburg, which he shares with his equally tall and equally ridiculous colleagues, Professors Florianus Prinzel and Detleve Amadeus Unterholzer.We follow von Igelfeld from his student days, through his search for ancient Irish obscenities to an aching infatuation with a dentist fatale and a Venetian sojourn. Among the Ozark mountains of Arkansas, von Igelfeld is dogged by dachshunds, and aboard a Mediterranean cruise ship he quickly finds himself the star attraction. 394 pages. Quantity Available: 1. Shipped Weight: Under 1 kilogram. Category: Fiction; Fiction; ISBN: 0349118507. ISBN/EAN: 9780349118505. Inventory No: 239400. Paperback 
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The Almost Moon, Alice Sebold
2 Alice Sebold The Almost Moon
Picador 230223 Australia 2007 First Edition 0330451375 / 9780330451376 Trade Paperback Good Condition Helen Knightly has spent a lifetime trying to win the love of a mother who had none to spare. And as this electrifying novel opens, she steps over a boundary she never dreamt she would even approach. But while her act is almost unconscious, it also seems like the fulfilment of a lifetime's buried desire. Over the next twenty-four hours, her life rushes in at her as she confronts the choices that have brought her to this crossroads. 'Sebold writes brilliantly ...The Almost Moon is a mature, salutary and timely novel' Helen Dunmore, The Times 'Exhilarating, unforgettable ...This is a remarkable novel in which every word is vital, each nuance felt ...Candid, gut-wrenching, at times horribly funny and often beautifully touching ...The genius which guides The Almost Moon is its absolute, horrible, multiple truths; its staggering clarity' Irish Times 'As moving as it is unquestionably gripping' Observer 291 pages. Cover has a few faint creases. Quantity Available: 1. Shipped Weight: 1-2 kilos. Category: Fiction; Fiction; ISBN/EAN: 9780330451376. Inventory No: 230223. Paperback 
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The Pallisers - Phineas Finn, Anthony Trollope
3 Anthony Trollope The Pallisers - Phineas Finn
Panther 230072 Great Britain 1973 0586025278 / 9780586025277 Softcover Very Good Condition No Dust Jacket In "Phineas Finn," the second of the Palliser novels, Trollope balances the rival demands of public and private life, entangling political ambitions with the experiences of love. Phineas Finn, an irresistible but penniless young Irish barrister, enters Parliament and comes to London, leaving behind him an Irish sweetheart, Mary Flood-Jones. In London, Phineas wins friends on all sides and is admitted to high society. However, he also falls more-or-less in love, first with politically-minded Lady Laura Standish and then with Violet Effingham and finally with wealthy widow Madame Max Goesler. This novel is part of Brilliance Audio's extensive Classic Collection, bringing you timeless masterpieces that you and your family are sure to love. 623 pages. Light tanning to page edges. Quantity Available: 1. Shipped Weight: Under 1 kilogram. Category: Literature; Literature & Literary; ISBN: 0586025278. ISBN/EAN: 9780586025277. Inventory No: 230072. Paperback 
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Against The Wind, Brian Courtis [Compiled]
4 Brian Courtis [Compiled] Against The Wind
HSV7 235744 Australia 1978 0959617906 / 9780959617900 Softcover Good Condition A Pegasus production in Association with the Seven Network. This 13 episode mini-series centred on Mary Mulvane , a young Irish convict who was transported to Australia where she married an ex-convict 'and struggled for life and dignity' in Sydney's Castle Hill district. It fictonalises the Irish Rebellion (1798), the Castle Hill Rebellion (1804) and the Rum Rebellion (1808) against Governor Bligh. 80 pages. Cover has a few creases. Quantity Available: 1. Shipped Weight: Under 1 kilogram. Category: Film::Film and TV; Film, Radio & Television; ISBN: 0959617906. ISBN/EAN: 9780959617900. Inventory No: 235744. Paperback 
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The Eleventh Summer, Carlo Gebler
5 Carlo Gebler The Eleventh Summer
Fireside 225957 USA 1990 0671677799 / 9780671677794 Softcover Very Good Condition No Dust Jacket An eleven-year-old Irish boy visits his grandparents for the summer and discovers the mysteries of the adult world surrounding him 162 pages. Quantity Available: 1. Shipped Weight: Under 1 kilogram. Category: Fiction; Fiction; ISBN: 0671677799. ISBN/EAN: 9780671677794. Inventory No: 225957. Paperback 
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She's The One, Cathy Kelly
6 Cathy Kelly She's The One
Headline 238950 Great Britain 1999 0747260575 / 9780747260578 Softcover Good Condition No Dust Jacket Cathy Kelly's second novel became an instant bestseller. Meet Dee - an agony aunt on an Irish newspaper, with more problems than her readers. She's engaged to Gary, but he's far from perfect and his mother is driving her crazy...Now meet Isabel - her husband has just lost everything in a business deal and Isabel has gone home to Dublin with their two teenage girls. Getting the job as women's editor on the paper would be a dream come true for both women, but they can't both get what they want...or can they? 568 pages. Cover has a few faint creases. Quantity Available: 1. Shipped Weight: Under 1 kilogram. Category: Fiction; Fiction; ISBN: 0747260575. ISBN/EAN: 9780747260578. Inventory No: 238950. Paperback 
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Never Say Die, Chris O'Brien
7 Chris O'Brien Never Say Die
HarperCollins 239718 Australia 2008 0732288096 / 9780732288099 Trade Paperback Very Good Condition In November 2006, Chris O'Brien was diagnosed with glioblastoma multi-forme, a malignant and extremely aggressive form of cancer. As one of the country's most eminent cancer specialists, O'Brien knows that the chances of beating the brain tumour are tiny; even with chemotherapy, surgery and radiation few sufferers survive past 12 months. Nevertheless, he is determined to beat the odds. With the support of his close family and an international network of surgeons, friends and well-wishers, O'Brien took the option of radical brain surgery under the supervision of his friend Dr Charlie Teo. His level of fitness, optimistic outlook and relative youth (he was 55 when diagnosed) give him a shot at survival. Currently he is in remission. Funny, charming and fearless, O'Brien has said he is not afraid to die - but he doesn't plan to just yet. Here, in his inspiring memoir, he takes a look back over his life and the forces which shaped him - from his modest beginnings as part of a typical Australian-Irish family, to his early years as a doctor and football player, to life, "living on the smell of an oily rag" as a young doctor with a family in London and the US, through to the shocking news which literally changed his life. 306 pages. Light foxing to outer page edges. Quantity Available: 1. Shipped Weight: 1-2 kilos. Category: Autobiography; Biography & Autobiography; ISBN/EAN: 9780732288099. Inventory No: 239718. Paperback 
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The Empty Family: Stories, Colm Toibin
8 Colm Toibin The Empty Family: Stories
Picador / Pan Macmillan 234072 Australia 2010 1405040238 / 9781405040235 Trade Paperback Very Good Condition 'I imagined lamplight, shadows, soft voices, clothes put away, the low sound of late news on the radio. And I thought as I crossed the bridge at Baggot Street to face the last stretch of my own journey home that no matter what I had done, I had not done that.'In the captivating stories that make up The Empty Family Colm Toibin delineates with a tender and unique sensibility lives of unspoken or unconscious longing, of individuals, often willingly, cast adrift from their history. From the young Pakistani immigrant who seeks some kind of permanence in a strange town to the Irish woman reluctantly returning to Dublin and discovering a city that refuses to acknowledge her long absence each of Toibin's stories manage to contain whole worlds: stories of fleeing the past and returning home, of family threads lost and ultimately regained. 214 pages. Quantity Available: 1. Shipped Weight: Under 1 kilogram. Category: Fiction; ISBN/EAN: 9781405040235. Inventory No: 234072. Paperback 
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A Song for Mary: An Irish-American Memory, Dennis Smith
9 Dennis Smith A Song for Mary: An Irish-American Memory
Flamingo 238186 Australia 1999 0732264103 / 9780732264109 Trade Paperback Good Condition This text presents Dennis Smith's story of life as it was in the 1940s, growing up as an Irish-American in the tenements of New York City. 368 pages. Tanning to pages. Quantity Available: 1. Shipped Weight: 1-2 kilos. Category: Autobiography::Memoir; Biography & Autobiography; ISBN: 0732264103. ISBN/EAN: 9780732264109. Inventory No: 238186. Paperback 
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The Irish R:M:, E. Somerville & Martin Ross
10 E. Somerville & Martin Ross The Irish R:M:
Sphere 241349 London 1987 0722179804 / 9780722179802 Softcover Good Condition No Dust Jacket 591 pages. Previous owners name to top of title page. TV Tie-In. Quantity Available: 1. Shipped Weight: Under 1 kilogram. Category: Fiction; Fiction; ISBN: 0722179804. ISBN/EAN: 9780722179802. Inventory No: 241349. Paperback 
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Mother Ireland, Edna O'Brien
11 Edna O'Brien Mother Ireland
Penguin Books 240254 Great Britain 1978 Reprint 0140045562 / 9780140045567 Softcover Good Condition An autobiographical tapestry; recollections of an Irish childhood linked to an account of a journey there today, interwoven with fragments of Irish mythology, history and hearsay. 89 pages. Illustrated with black and white photographs. Quantity Available: 1. Shipped Weight: Under 1 kilogram. Category: History; History; ISBN: 0140045562. ISBN/EAN: 9780140045567. Inventory No: 240254. Paperback 
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A River Full Of Stars, Elizabeth Hamilton
12 Elizabeth Hamilton A River Full Of Stars
Andre Deutsch 226466 London 1954 Second Impression Hardcover Good Condition Good Agnes Lamont As a mildly nostalgic autobiography, this follows the thread of story of a young woman, whose idyllic childhood was spent in Ireland, until her parents, driven by poverty, went first to Florida, thence back to England. Her years in a girls' school, then as a classical scholar in a London University, her vocation as a teacher, and her entry into the Catholic Church- this comprises the pattern of her life, and she rounds it out with a return to the Irish home of her childhood. She manages to imbue the record with lyric grace, even a few notes of humor. Her lot has been no bed of roses, but she allows herself no note of complaint. Instead she shares with her reader her enthusiasm for the little things of life,- birds, flowers, animals, everyday companions -- and the portrait of her lovely mother. Front boards slightly bowed. Dust jacket has some foxing, rubbing to edge and chips to corners. 219 pages. Foxing to endpapers and page edges. Dust Jacket price-clipped. Illustrator: Agnes Lamont. Quantity Available: 1. Shipped Weight: Under 1 kilogram. Category: Autobiography::Memoir; Inventory No: 226466. Hardcover 
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Round Ireland in Low Gear, Eric Newby
13 Eric Newby Round Ireland in Low Gear
Picador 240820 Great Britain 1988 0330304909 / 9780330304900 Softcover Good Condition Having decided to explore Ireland by bicycle, Eric and Wanda Newby set out one December - not the best time to ride a bike around the highways and by-ways of the Emerald Isle, even when protected by thermal underwear. From the Cliffs of Moher to St Brigid's Vat, Dublin, the Aran Islands, the Ring of Kerry and Croagh Patrick, their rainsoaked journey is beset by minor disaster ranging from ferocious storms to even more ferocious dogs. Along the way they come across a moving, miracle-working stature of the Virgin, spectacular ruins and the traces of twentieth-century violence, in between stops for Guinness, tea and soda bread. Woven into the narrative is a wealth of information about Irish history and custom - hermits, horse-fairs, peat-cutting and poetry are all touched on in this deft and dazzling blend of myth, fact and quirky details. And, as usual with eric Newby, this beguiling account is enlivened by a cast of eccentric and utterly engaging characters. 308 pages. Tanning to pages. Quantity Available: 1. Shipped Weight: Under 1 kilogram. Category: Travel; Theatre & Plays; Countries::Ireland. ISBN: 0330304909. ISBN/EAN: 9780330304900. Inventory No: 240820. Paperback 
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Haunted Ground, Erin Hart
14 Erin Hart Haunted Ground
Hodder & Stoughton 240514 Great Britain 2003 0340827599 / 9780340827598 Trade Paperback Good Condition No Dust Jacket The dazzling, award-winning debut in a series that delivers mystery, romance, suspense, and fascinating forensic detail. When farmers cutting turf in an Irish peat bog make a grisly discovery--the perfectly preserved head of a young woman with long red hair--Irish archaeologist Cormac Maguire and American pathologist Nora Gavin must use cutting-edge techniques to preserve ancient evidence. Because the bog's watery, acidic environment prevents decay, it's difficult to tell how long the red-haired girl has been buried--two years, two centuries, or even much longer. Who is she? The extraordinary find leads to even more disturbing puzzles. The red-haired girl is not the only enigma in this remote corner of Galway. Two years earlier, Mina Osborne, the wife of a local landowner, went for a walk with her young son and vanished without a trace. Could they, too, be hidden in the bog's treacherous depths, only to be discovered centuries from now? Or did Hugh Osborne murder his family, as some villagers suspect? Bracklyn House, Osborne's stately home, holds many secrets, and Nora and Cormac's inquiries threaten to expose them all. 416 pages. Previous owner name has been blacked out. Quantity Available: 1. Shipped Weight: Under 1 kilogram. Category: Fiction::Crime Fiction; Crime Fiction; ISBN/EAN: 9780340827598. Inventory No: 240514. Paperback 
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The Promise of Happiness, Erin Kaye
15 Erin Kaye The Promise of Happiness
Avon 242918 Great Britain 2011 1847562019 / 9781847562012 Softcover Good Condition Join the McNeill family as they attempt to come together to provide the love and support that they all need - whether they know it or not. Perfect for fans of Maeve Binchy and Cathy Kelly. It's a family affair... Louise McNeill arrives home to the idyllic Irish town of Ballyfergus, hoping that it will provide the sanctuary she desperately craves. Starting again with her three-year-old son Oli, Louise's heart is full of apprehension. To make matters worse, Louise's sister Joanne seems far from happy as she watches Louise's little family blossom. But as Joanne grapples with her 'perfect' marriage, is everything as idyllic as it seems? Meanwhile Louise's youngest sister Sian has decided she doesn't want children and wants to dedicate her life to ecological living with husband Andy. But is this a mask to disguise a bigger issue? And is Andy ready to sacrifice parenthood? 401 pages. Quantity Available: 1. Shipped Weight: Under 1 kilogram. Category: Fiction; Fiction; ISBN/EAN: 9781847562012. Inventory No: 242918. Paperback 
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Ireland Since The Famine, F. S. L. Lyons
16 F. S. L. Lyons Ireland Since The Famine
Fontana Press 230605 Great Britain 1985 0006860052 / 9780006860051 Softcover Good Condition A full scale study of the political and social history of Ireland from 1850 to the 1970s. The political evolution of the Irish nation forms the basis of the book; the state of the union, the demands for home rule, the violence and the compromises ending in a divided Ireland and the separate evolutions of Eire and Ulster. 880 pages. Quantity Available: 1. Shipped Weight: Under 1 kilogram. Category: History; Countries::Ireland. ISBN: 0006860052. ISBN/EAN: 9780006860051. Inventory No: 230605. Paperback 
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Specky Magee & The Best Of Oz, Felice Arena & Garry Lyon
17 Felice Arena & Garry Lyon Specky Magee & The Best Of Oz
Puffin / Penguin Books 238701 Australia 2011 First Australian Edition 0143304674 / 9780143304678 Softcover Very Good Condition No Dust Jacket THE CROWD ROARED AS THE BALL ROCKETED INTO THE BACK OF THE NET. SPECKY COLLAPSED ON THE GROUND FEELING USELESS AND HUMILIATED. HE HAD NEVER FELT SO OUT OF HIS DEPTH ON A SPORTING FIELD . . . Specky has been selected to represent Australia in International Rules, taking on the Irish in a two-test competition in Ireland. Can the boys learn to play with a new set of rules and perfect their skills with the round ball before the Irish team wipes the field with them? And is someone trying to sabotage the Aussie team's chances of winning? The pressure is on, and to make matters worse Specky has some serious decisions to make about his future before he returns home . . . This trip to Ireland is no holiday and Specky will have to dig deep to face the biggest challenge of his life! I wish Specky would hurry up and get drafted. The Tigers would love to have him . . . Matthew Richardson Visit www.speckymagee.com.au for more 195 pages. Quantity Available: 1. Shipped Weight: Under 1 kilogram. Category: Fiction::Young Adult Fiction; Teens & Young Adult; ISBN/EAN: 9780143304678. Inventory No: 238701. Paperback 
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'Tis: A Memoir, Frank McCourt
18 Frank McCourt 'Tis: A Memoir
Flamingo 235148 Australia 1999 0002570807 / 9780002570800 Hardcover Very Good Condition Very Good The sequel to Frank McCourt's memoir of his Irish Catholic boyhood, Angela's Ashes, picks up the story in October 1949, upon his arrival in America. Though he was born in New York, the family had returned to Ireland due to poor prospects in the United States. Now back on American soil, this awkward 19-year-old, with his "pimply face, sore eyes, and bad teeth," has little in common with the healthy, self-assured college students he sees on the subway and dreams of joining in the classroom. Initially, his American experience is as harrowing as his impoverished youth in Ireland, including two of the grimmest Christmases ever described in literature. McCourt views the U.S. through the same sharp eye and with the same dark humor that distinguished his first memoir: race prejudice, casual cruelty, and dead-end jobs weigh on his spirits as he searches for a way out. A glimpse of hope comes from the army, where he acquires some white-collar skills, and from New York University, which admits him without a high school diploma. But the journey toward his position teaching creative writing at Stuyvesant High School is neither quick nor easy. Fortunately, McCourt's openness to every variety of human emotion and longing remains exceptional; even the most damaged, difficult people he encounters are richly rendered individuals with whom the reader can't help but feel uncomfortable kinship. The magical prose, with its singing Irish cadences, brings grandeur and beauty to the most sorrowful events, including the final scene, set in a Limerick graveyard. 383 pages. Quantity Available: 1. Shipped Weight: 1-2 kilos. Category: Autobiography::Memoir; Biography & Autobiography; ISBN: 0002570807. ISBN/EAN: 9780002570800. Inventory No: 235148. Hardcover 
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Angela's Ashes, Frank McCourt
19 Frank McCourt Angela's Ashes
HarperCollins 230514 Australia 1996 0002558122 / 9780002558129 Trade Paperback Very Good Condition No Dust Jacket Irish-American Frank McCourt looks back with sadness and affection at his first 18 years of growing up in New York and Ireland. 363 pages. Quantity Available: 1. Shipped Weight: 1-2 kilos. Category: Autobiography::Memoir; Biography & Autobiography; ISBN: 0002558122. ISBN/EAN: 9780002558129. Inventory No: 230514. Paperback 
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Angela's Ashes, Frank McCourt
20 Frank McCourt Angela's Ashes
HarperCollins 231227 Australia 1996 0002558122 / 9780002558129 Trade Paperback Very Good Condition No Dust Jacket Irish-American Frank McCourt looks back with sadness and affection at his first 18 years of growing up in New York and Ireland. 363 pages. Quantity Available: 1. Shipped Weight: 1-2 kilos. Category: Autobiography::Memoir; Biography & Autobiography; ISBN: 0002558122. ISBN/EAN: 9780002558129. Inventory No: 231227. Paperback 
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