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The Fantastic World of Optical Illusions, Al Seckel
1 Al Seckel The Fantastic World of Optical Illusions
Carlton Books 245370 Great Britain 2004 Third Printing 1842227106 / 9781842227107 Softcover Near Fine Condition Optical illusions have been fascinating our minds for centuries. By defying common perception and the workings of the eye with subtle, mind-teasing images, we gain a greater understanding of the way we ourselves look at the world, and how we can deceive ourselves regarding it. This lavishly produced book, contains some 280 of the most stunningly beautiful, involving and mind-stretching optical illusions reproduced in colour and black and white. With a huge variety of themes and effects, every type of optical illusion is represented. The effects in this collection will produce both joy and surprise in all age groups and genders. The Fantastic World of Optical Illusions is a collection of images from this fascinating area where art and science blur together. 304 pages. Quantity Available: 1. Shipped Weight: 2-3 kilos. Category: Games & Puzzles; Games & Gaming; ISBN: 1842227106. ISBN/EAN: 9781842227107. Inventory No: 245370. This book is extra heavy, and may involve extra shipping charges to some countries. Paperback 
Price: 30.00 AUD 24.00 AUD 
Metropolis: Ten Cities, Ten Centuries, Albert Lorenz with Joy Schleh
2 Albert Lorenz with Joy Schleh Metropolis: Ten Cities, Ten Centuries
Viking / Penguin 234220 Australia 1996 0670872059 / 9780670872053 Hardcover Good Condition Good Architectural illustrator Albert Lorenz delights the imagination as he evokes defining moments of the past 10 centuries from 11th-century Jerusalem to 20th-century New York. Dust jacket has a closed tear to top of front. 64 pages. Quantity Available: 1. Shipped Weight: Under 1 kilogram. Category: History; History; ISBN: 0670872059. ISBN/EAN: 9780670872053. Inventory No: 234220. Hardcover 
Price: 12.50 AUD 10.00 AUD 
Congratulations on Your Divorce: The Road to Finding Your Happily Ever After, Amy Botwinick
3 Amy Botwinick Congratulations on Your Divorce: The Road to Finding Your Happily Ever After
Health Communications 237428 USA 2005 0757303226 / 9780757303227 Softcover Good Condition Prince Charming has turned into a toad or run off with Sleeping Beauty. . . . Now what? Optimistic, chatty and accessible, Congratulations on Your Divorce guides you through the treacherous paths of divorce and into a life of renewed joy. It describes the world of divorce-warts and all-with some much-needed comic relief and heart. You'll realize you're not alone as you read about how the author and other women have coped with the emotional craziness of un-coupling, jettisoned their emotional baggage and gotten back on the road to defining and finding their happily ever after. In a girlfriend-to-girlfriend conversational tone, Congratulations on Your Divorce explores all facets of divorce: from making the decision, to surviving the legal battles and getting on with life. Through the author's own experiences and those of other women, Congratulations on Your Divorce prepares you for the road ahead: how to get through the business of divorce with humor and aplomb, how to get beyond the bitterness and on to a healthy, happy life. 247 pages. Quantity Available: 1. Shipped Weight: Under 1 kilogram. Category: Self Help; ISBN: 0757303226. ISBN/EAN: 9780757303227. Inventory No: 237428. Paperback 
Price: 12.00 AUD 9.60 AUD 
The Joy Luck Club, Amy Tan
4 Amy Tan The Joy Luck Club
Mandarin 241606 Great Britain 1993 0749336021 / 9780749336028 Softcover Very Good Condition No Dust Jacket The Joy Luck Club was formed of four Chinese women recently moved to San Francisco who meet to eat dim sum, play mah-jong and to share stories. Forty years on they and their daughters tell wise and witty tales of hope, loss, family and history. Spanning pre-Revolutionary China to 1980s San Francisco, the women talk as secrets are spilled, mothers boast and despair and daughters struggle with tangled truths. 287 pages. Inscription to previous owner on title page. Quantity Available: 1. Shipped Weight: Under 1 kilogram. Category: Fiction; Fiction; ISBN/EAN: 9780749336028. Inventory No: 241606. Paperback 
Price: 9.00 AUD 7.20 AUD 
The One Man, Andrew Gross
5 Andrew Gross The One Man
Pan Books 242446 Australia 2016 Reprint 1509808663 / 9781509808663 Trade Paperback Near Fine Condition Poland, 1944 Alfred Mendl counts down his final days within the confines of a hell on earth. His family was torn away from him on arrival, his life's work was burned before his eyes. Now his only joy comes from watching the occasional game of chess. To the guards he is unassuming, but in fact Mendl - a leading physicist - holds knowledge that only two people in the world possess. The other person is working hard for the Nazi war machine. Four thousand miles away . . . In Washington DC, intelligence lieutenant Nathan Blum decodes messages from occupied Poland. Having escaped the Krakow ghetto after the Nazis executed his family; Nathan thinks he has a safer future. But the US government has other ideas. They want to send Nathan back to Europe to rescue one man from a place no one can break in to - or out of. But even if Nathan does make it in, how on earth will they make it out alive? 415 pages. Quantity Available: 1. Shipped Weight: Under 1 kilogram. Category: Fiction; Fiction; ISBN/EAN: 9781509808663. Inventory No: 242446. Paperback 
Price: 13.50 AUD 10.80 AUD 
What Did You Do In The Cold War Daddy? Personal Stories from a Troubled Time, Ann Curthoys & Joy Damousi [Editors]
6 Ann Curthoys & Joy Damousi [Editors] What Did You Do In The Cold War Daddy? Personal Stories from a Troubled Time
Newsouth 245364 Australia 2014 1742233910 / 9781742233918 Trade Paperback Very Good Condition The Cold War was a turbulent time to grow up in. Family ties were tested, friendships torn apart and new beliefs forged out of the ruins of old loyalties. In this book, through 12 evocative stories of childhood and early adulthood in Australia during the Cold War years, writers from vastly different backgrounds explore how global political events affected the intimate space of home, family life and friendships. 299 pages. Quantity Available: 1. Shipped Weight: Under 1 kilogram. Category: Australian::Australian History; Genealogy & Local History; ISBN/EAN: 9781742233918. Inventory No: 245364. Paperback 
Price: 18.00 AUD 14.40 AUD 
The A To Z Of Arts Management Reflections On Theory And Reality, Ann Tonks [Signed by Author]
7 Ann Tonks [Signed by Author] The A To Z Of Arts Management Reflections On Theory And Reality
Tilde Publishing 240746 Australia 2016 First Edition 0734612346 / 9780734612342 Trade Paperback Fine Condition No Dust Jacket The world of arts management is a world of complexity and uncertainty, creativity and poverty, joy and frustration. But management itself is an art, not a science. You can't learn how to do it from a textbook, but what you can learn is to consider all the functions of a manager, and work out the most humanistic, thoughtful and effective way of doing them. The A to Z of Arts Management: Reflections on Theory and Reality is a reflection on all the topics that have been important to the author with over 30 years as a manager and leader in arts and cultural organisations. Some topics - like coffee or humour - are unlikely entries in a book on management. This book might just as easily have been called 'Arts Leadership' or 'Cultural Leadership' - or even 'Arts Administration'. The A to Z of Arts Management: Reflections on Theory and Reality is about storytelling and reflection. Sitting somewhere between theory and practice, it includes personal reflections and examples, in the hope that both students and those who are in the industry already doing the job might find illumination from both perspectives. And if reading some of these stories and reflections causes you to consider your own practice and be inspired to try new things, to sort out 'stuff', to go back to study, or to find a mentor to help you improve, that's all that can be hoped for. 484 pages. Quantity Available: 1. Shipped Weight: 1-2 kilos. Category: Theatre; Theatre & Plays; signed Editions. Inscribed by Author. ISBN/EAN: 9780734612342. Inventory No: 240746. Paperback Inscribed by Author
Price: 125.00 AUD 100.00 AUD 
The View from Connor's Hill: A Memoir, Barry Heard
8 Barry Heard The View from Connor's Hill: A Memoir
Scribe 245853 Melbourne 2007 1921215488 / 9781921215483 Trade Paperback Very Good Condition Following Well Done, Those Men, his much-loved and deeply moving account of life as a Vietnam veteran, comes a vivid memoir from Barry Heard that reaches right into the heart of his experiences as a boy, and a young man, in Australia during the 1950s and 1960s.Colourful, poignant, and often very funny, The View from Connor's Hill reveals a young man who, among the devastation of loss and constant upheaval, celebrates the joy of living in the bush, finds solace in the close friendship of his mates, and delights in the love of his faithful dog Rover and his headstrong horse Swanee. Capturing the detail of a lost world of country and suburban life in Australia - a world of matinees, country dances, and manual dunnies - Barry Heard delivers his memories with an unwavering honesty and candour.The View from Connor's Hill makes an essential contribution to understanding why, and how, Barry Heard was able to emerge from the horrors of the Vietnam War with a capacity for creativity and a genuine will for life. 261 pages. Quantity Available: 1. Shipped Weight: 1-2 kilos. Category: Autobiography::Memoir; Australia; ISBN/EAN: 9781921215483. Inventory No: 245853. Paperback 
Price: 14.00 AUD 11.20 AUD 
Traveller's Joy, Beshlie
9 Beshlie Traveller's Joy
Granada Publishing 225347 Great Britain 1980 0246112468 / 9780246112460 Hardcover Very Good Condition Very Good Some of our most beautiful wildflowers are illustrated accompanied by a fascinating text in which Belshie draws on her experiences as a Traveller to describe the characteristics of the flower and in particular their local names. Inscription to previous owner on dedication page. Unpagenated. Quantity Available: 1. Shipped Weight: Under 500 grams. Category: Horticulture::Gardening; Gardening; ISBN: 0246112468. ISBN/EAN: 9780246112460. Inventory No: 225347. Hardcover 
Price: 14.00 AUD 11.20 AUD 
Summer of My German Soldier, Bette Greene
10 Bette Greene Summer of My German Soldier
Plus / Puffin 243808 1988 0140327266 / 9780140327267 Softcover Good Condition ('I'm a Jew,' said Patty's father, and I'd rather help a mad dog escape from the pound than help a Nazi.'When Patty Bergen sells a red pencil-sharpener to the German prisoner in her father's store, a friendship is started which is to bring her much unhappiness, but also the greatest joy she's ever known. 206 pages. Pages browned at edges. Cover has a few creases. Previous owners name on front endpaper. Cover edges rubbed. Quantity Available: 1. Shipped Weight: Under 1 kilogram. Category: Fiction::Young Adult Fiction; Teens & Young Adult; ISBN: 0140327266. ISBN/EAN: 9780140327267. Inventory No: 243808. Paperback 
Price: 5.00 AUD 4.00 AUD 
Raising Eyebrows: Your Personal Guide to Fabulous Brows, Cameron Tuttle
11 Cameron Tuttle Raising Eyebrows: Your Personal Guide to Fabulous Brows
Chronicle Books 237846 San Francisco 2011 Hardcover (Printed Boards) Near Fine Condition When you've got fabulous brows, heads will turn! Lucky for you, it's never been easier or more affordable to get your brows looking their best. All you need is a little know-how and a great eyebrow shaping--it's like an instant face-lift! This go-to guide from the eyebrow experts at Benefit Cosmetics has everything you need to raise your brows to their beautiful best and raise the eyebrows around you. In this book you will . . . Discover how to get your brows into perfect shape; Compare the pros and cons of waxing, tweezing, threading, and more; Experience the joy of maintaining your brow sanity at home; Plus, get tons of tips and techniques from the eyebrow pros 128 pages. Quantity Available: 1. Shipped Weight: Under 1 kilogram. Category: Fashion & Beauty; United States; Fashion, Fabrics & Style; Inventory No: 237846. Hardcover 
Price: 12.00 AUD 9.60 AUD 
The Olive Harvest: A Memoir of Love, Old Trees and Olive Oil, Carol Drinkwater
12 Carol Drinkwater The Olive Harvest: A Memoir of Love, Old Trees and Olive Oil
Weidenfeld & Nicolson 244379 'gre 2004 0297847813 / 9780297847816 Trade Paperback Very Good Condition 'It is April, late spring. Here in the hills behind the Cote d'Azur, the olive groves are delicately blossomed with their tiny white-forked flowers. Beyond them, perched halfway up the slope of the hill, our belle epoque villa comes into view...' Returning to their home after an extended absence Carol and her husband Michel are looking forward to summer together on the farm. A shocking blow leaves Carol alone. The future is uncertain. The Olive Harvest takes us beyond the perimeters of her olive groves to where hunters, poets, bee-keepers, boars and gypsies abide. In search of the language of troubadours, the dark and sometimes barbarous heart of Provence is revealed. Nature and the generosity of the South of France's harvests offer a path to joy and an abundant resolution. 290 pages. Tanning to page edges. Quantity Available: 1. Shipped Weight: 1-2 kilos. Category: travel; Biography & Autobiography; Autobiography::Memoir. ISBN: 0297847813. ISBN/EAN: 9780297847816. Inventory No: 244379. Paperback 
Price: 14.00 AUD 11.20 AUD 
Mister Owita's Guide to Gardening: How I Learned the Unexpected Joy of a Green Thumb and an Open Heart, Carol Wall
13 Carol Wall Mister Owita's Guide to Gardening: How I Learned the Unexpected Joy of a Green Thumb and an Open Heart
Bantam Books 245151 Australia 2014 085798392X / 9780857983923 Trade Paperback Very Good Condition A moving true story of the unlikely friendship between two people who had nothing and ultimately everything in common. Carol Wall was at a crossroads. Her children had flown the nest, her beloved parents were ageing and she had overcome a serious illness. A neglected garden should have been the least of her worries. Until one day she sees a man working in her neighbour s garden and realises he is responsible for its spectacular transformation. His name is Giles Owita. He comes from Kenya and he s very good at gardening. It was kismet. And while I knew from the moment I met him that he was something special - truly, I didn t know the half of it. Before long Mister Owita is transforming not only Carol s garden, but her life. Although they seem to have nothing in common, a bond grows between them. When both are forced to share long-buried secrets, their friendship is transformed forever. This is the story of a woman who at mid-life finds there is so much more to learn and a man whose grace in facing life s challenges is a lesson for us all 291 pages. Previous owners name on front endpaper. Quantity Available: 1. Shipped Weight: 1-2 kilos. Category: Autobiography::Memoir; Biography & Autobiography; ISBN/EAN: 9780857983923. Inventory No: 245151. Paperback 
Price: 14.00 AUD 11.20 AUD 
Who Says I Can't - A Memoir, Catherine DeVrye
14 Catherine DeVrye Who Says I Can't - A Memoir
Bantam Books 227363 Sydney 2005 186325465X / 9781863254656 Softcover Very Good Condition This led to a lifelong journey to find her place in the world. She waited tables, taught school, worked on a mine site and went on to become a public servant, working on the 'Life. Be In It' campaign. She then joined IBM, who sent her on postings to Tokyo, Hong Kong and New York. Named Australian Executive Woman of the Year, Catherine found herself dining with princes, prime ministers and Olympic athletes. She also cycled over the Andes, dived with sharks and climbed Mount Kilimanjaro. Yet, still something was missing. So, eventually Catherine decided to search for her biological parents. And that's when her adventures really begun.... 'I came into the world, an illegitimate baby in an era of shame, conceived before the advent of the pill or abortion. Maybe it wasn't exactly what one would call a great start in the game of life, but I'm grateful that it made me a player. Since then, life has offered more success and joy than I ever dreamed about. It's there for all of us and I guess that's why I'm now happy to tell my story. But there was a time I wouldn't have told anyone at all'. 349 pages. Light tanning to pages. Illustrated with black and white photographs. Quantity Available: 1. Shipped Weight: Under 1 kilogram. Category: Autobiography::Memoir; ISBN: 186325465X. ISBN/EAN: 9781863254656. Inventory No: 227363. Paperback 
Price: 10.00 AUD 8.00 AUD 
The Dangerous Lives of Altar Boys - Forgive Me father, For I Am 14, Chris Fuhrman
15 Chris Fuhrman The Dangerous Lives of Altar Boys - Forgive Me father, For I Am 14
University of Georgia Press 227075 USA 2002 0330363859 / 9780330363853 Softcover Very Good Condition No Dust Jacket Set in Savannah, Georgia, in the early 1970s, this is a novel of the anarchic joy of youth and encounters with the concerns of early adulthood. Francis Doyle, Tim Sullivan, and their three closest friends are altar boys at Blessed Heart Catholic Church and eighth-grade classmates at the parish school. They are also inveterate pranksters, artistic, and unimpressed by adult authority. When "Sodom vs. Gomorrah '74," their collaborative comic book depicting Blessed Heart's nuns and priests gleefully breaking the seventh commandment, falls into the hands of the principal, the boys, certain that their parents will be informed, conspire to create an audacious diversion. Woven into the details of the boys' preparations for the stunt are touching, hilarious renderings of the school day routine and the initiatory rites of male adolescence, from the first serious kiss to the first serious hangover. 204 pages. Quantity Available: 1. Shipped Weight: Under 1 kilogram. Category: Fiction; Fiction; ISBN: 0330363859. ISBN/EAN: 9780330363853. Inventory No: 227075. Paperback 
Price: 8.00 AUD 6.40 AUD 
16 Cowley, Joy SALMAGUNDI
Oxford Universtity Press 226005 New Zealand 1985 0195581172 / 9780195581171 Hardcover Good Condition No Dust Jacket Webb, Philip In order to clean up the smog polluting Garpen Flat, Major Brassblow, owner of a factory that makes tanks, and Doctor Foster, whose factory makes missiles, decide to destroy each other's factory Illustrator: Webb, Philip. Quantity Available: 1. Shipped Weight: Under 500 grams. Category: Children's::Children's Fiction; Children; ISBN: 0195581172. ISBN/EAN: 9780195581171. Inventory No: 226005. Hardcover 
Price: 10.00 AUD 8.00 AUD 
Safe Harbour, Danielle Steel
17 Danielle Steel Safe Harbour
Corgi Books 245557 2004 0552149918 / 9780552149914 Softcover Good Condition Extraordinary acts of faith and courage unite a family after a tragedy threatened to tear them apart. At eleven, Pip Mackenzie's young life has already been touched by tragedy; nine months before, a terrible accident plunged her mother Ophelie into inconsolable grief. But on a chilly July afternoon in San Francisco, Pip meets artist Matt Bowles, who offers to teach the girl to draw - and can't help but notice her beautiful, lonely mother. Matt Bowles senses something magical about Pip, who reminds him of his own daughter, before a bitter divorce swept his children halfway across the world. At first, Ophelie is thrown off-balance by her daughter's new companion - until she realizes how much joy he is bringing into their lives. As Matt confronts unfinished business from his past, and Ophelie is struck by a stunning betrayal, out of the darkness that has shadowed them both comes an unexpected gift of hope. 432 pages. Cover has a crease. Quantity Available: 1. Shipped Weight: Under 1 kilogram. Category: Fiction; Fiction; ISBN: 0552149918. ISBN/EAN: 9780552149914. Inventory No: 245557. Paperback 
Price: 7.50 AUD 6.00 AUD 
Toxic Bachelors, Danielle Steel
18 Danielle Steel Toxic Bachelors
Bantam Books 237760 Australia 2005 First Edition 0593053281 / 9780593053287 Hardcover Very Good Condition Very Good Danielle Steel explores the perils of dating, relationships, and love in a novel that takes us into the intoxicating, infuriating world of three charming single men, also known as... Toxic Bachelors They were the best of friends and the most daunting of bachelors....Charlie Harrington, a handsome philanthropist, has such high expectations for his perfect bride that no mortal need apply....Adam Weiss, a forty-something celebrity lawyer, prefers his women very young, very voluptuous, and very short-term....And for Gray Hawk, a gifted artist with a knack for attracting troubled relationships, women are fine; it's just the idea of family he can't imagine (particularly the family of the woman he's dating). Now the three friends, spending their annual summer vacation cruising the Mediterranean aboard Charlie's majestic yacht, are about to have their bachelorhood rocked. By autumn all three will fall precipitously into relationships they never saw coming. Charlie begins dating a crusading social worker who couldn't be further from his ideal-until he makes a stunning discovery about her. Adam gets involved with his usual twenty-something bombshell-only this one has a remarkable mind of her own. And Gray, who has avoided both business and family like the plague, has managed to fall head over heels for a successful career woman- who just happens to be a mother as well. As another holiday on the yacht approaches, and with it a turning point in each man's life, the three bachelors are forced to face the things that scare them most: their phobias about relationships, the wounds of the past-and the kind of women who challenge their deepest terrors. What happens next will spark big changes for Charlie, Adam, and Gray-and might just put an end to their carousing days forever. For as the once-carefree trio is about to discover, love is the most unpredictable adventure of all. Filled with all the joy, complexity, and unexpected surprises of life, Toxic Bachelors is Danielle Steel at her poignant and penetrating best. From the Hardcover edition. 326 pages. Light browning to page edges. Quantity Available: 1. Shipped Weight: 1-2 kilos. Category: Fiction; Fiction; ISBN: 0593053281. ISBN/EAN: 9780593053287. Inventory No: 237760. Hardcover 
Price: 15.00 AUD 12.00 AUD 
The Joy Of Ballet Music, Denes Agay
19 Denes Agay The Joy Of Ballet Music
Yorktown Music 238961 Great Britain 1985 0825680352 / 9780825680359 Softcover Good Condition 37 best loved themes from famous balets and ballet scenes 80 pages. Quantity Available: 1. Shipped Weight: Under 1 kilogram. Category: Music::Sheet Music; Music Sheets & Scores; Dance::Ballet. ISBN: 0825680352. ISBN/EAN: 9780825680359. Inventory No: 238961. Paperback 
Price: 20.00 AUD 16.00 AUD 
The Joy Of Romantic Piano - Book One Early To Intermediate Grades, Denes Agay
20 Denes Agay The Joy Of Romantic Piano - Book One Early To Intermediate Grades
Yorktown Music 238827 London 1976 0711901368 / 9780711901360 Softcover (Stiff Boards) Good Condition No Dust Jacket 80 pages. Cover has a few faint creases. Quantity Available: 1. Shipped Weight: Under 1 kilogram. Category: Music::Sheet Music; Music Sheets & Scores; ISBN: 0711901368. ISBN/EAN: 9780711901360. Inventory No: 238827. Paperback 
Price: 15.00 AUD 12.00 AUD 
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