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Beast Quest: The Golden Armour: 11: Arachnid - The King Of Spiders, Adam Blade
1 Adam Blade Beast Quest: The Golden Armour: 11: Arachnid - The King Of Spiders
Orchard Books 239987 Great Britain 2008 1846169925 / 9781846169922 Softcover Very Good Condition No Dust Jacket In the caves of Avantia lurks Arachnid the Spider King. Massive and terrifying, Arachnid preys on the local townspeople and guards a piece of the magical golden armor. Can Tom defeat the Beast and save the kingdom from destruction? Free Collector Cards Inside! 114 pages. Black and white illustrations. Quantity Available: 1. Shipped Weight: Under 1 kilogram. Category: Children's::Children's Fantasy; Children; ISBN/EAN: 9781846169922. Inventory No: 239987. Paperback 
Price: 10.00 AUD
Quarrel With The King - The Story Of An English Family On The High Road To Civil War, Adam Nicolson
2 Adam Nicolson Quarrel With The King - The Story Of An English Family On The High Road To Civil War
HarperCollins 231173 USA 2008 First Edition 0061154318 / 9780061154317 Hardcover Very Good Condition Very Good In Quarrel with the King, Adam Nicolson, the bestselling author of God's Secretaries and Seize the Fire, explores questions of loyalty, power, betrayal, and rebellion, as witnessed through the life and times of one of England's richest and most influential families. Spanning the most turbulent and dramatic years of English history--from the 1520s to 1650--Quarrel with the King tells the story of four generations of the Pembroke family, following their glamorous trajectory across 130 years of change, ambition, resistance, and war, culminating in rebellion against the king. 306 pages. Pen mark to bottom of page edges indicating remainder mark. Illustrated with colour and black and white photographs. Quantity Available: 1. Shipped Weight: 2-3 kilos. Category: History::Great Britain; History; ISBN/EAN: 9780061154317. Inventory No: 231173. This book is extra heavy, and may involve extra shipping charges to some countries. Hardcover 
Price: 20.00 AUD
P. I. Tchaikovsky's The Nutcracker [ Fantasia Pictorial - Stories from Famous Music], Adapted by Magoichi Kushida, Translated by Ann King Herring
3 Adapted by Magoichi Kushida, Translated by Ann King Herring P. I. Tchaikovsky's The Nutcracker [ Fantasia Pictorial - Stories from Famous Music]
Gakken Co Ltd 226395 Tokyo 1971 Hardcover Good Condition Good Fumiko Hori Based on Tchaikovsky's ballet after the story by E.T.A. Hoffmann. Dust jacket has a closed tear to top of front and bottom of rear cover. Light foxing to covers. Illustrator: Fumiko Hori. Quantity Available: 1. Shipped Weight: Under 1 kilogram. Category: Children's; Japan; Children; Inventory No: 226395. Hardcover 
Price: 15.44 AUD
Keeping On Keeping On, Alan Bennett
4 Alan Bennett Keeping On Keeping On
Faber & Faber 241822 Great Britain 2016 First Edition 1781256497 / 9781781256497 Hardcover Near Fine Condition Near Fine 'I seem to have banged on this year rather more than usual. I make no apology for that, nor am I nervous that it will it make a jot of difference. I shall still be thought to be kindly, cosy and essentially harmless. I am in the pigeon-hole marked 'no threat' and did I stab Judi Dench with a pitchfork I should still be a teddy bear.' Alan Bennett's third collection of prose Keeping On Keeping On follows in the footsteps of the phenomenally successful Writing Home and Untold Stories, each published ten years apart. This latest collection contains Bennett's peerless diaries 2005 to 2015, reflecting on a decade that saw four premieres at the National Theatre (The Habit of Art, People, Hymn and Cocktail Sticks), a West End double-bill transfer, and the films of The History Boys and The Lady in the Van. There's a provocative sermon on private education given before the University at King's College Chapel, Cambridge, and 'Baffled at a Bookcase' offers a passionate defence of the public library. The book includes Denmark Hill, a darkly comic radio play set in suburban south London, as well as Bennett's reflections on a quarter of a century's collaboration with Nicholas Hytner. This is an engaging, humane, sharp, funny and unforgettable record of life according to the inimitable Alan Bennett. 721 pages. Illustrated with colour photographs. Quantity Available: 1. Shipped Weight: 1-2 kilos. Category: Autobiography; Biography & Autobiography; ISBN/EAN: 9781781256497. Inventory No: 241822. Hardcover 
Price: 38.00 AUD
The Fall Of Kelvin Walker, Alasdair Gray
5 Alasdair Gray The Fall Of Kelvin Walker
King Penguin / Penguin Books 001570 Great Britain 1986 014008424X / 9780140084245 Softcover Very Good No Dust Jacket 139 pages. Cover illustration by Mark Entwisle. Quantity Available: 1. Shipped Weight: Under 500 grams. Category: Fiction; Fiction; ISBN: 014008424X. ISBN/EAN: 9780140084245. Inventory No: 001570. Paperback 
Price: 12.95 AUD
The First Two Lives of Lukas-Kasha, Alexander. Lloyd
6 Alexander. Lloyd The First Two Lives of Lukas-Kasha
E. P. Dutton & Co Inc GHE000852 New York, USA 1978 First Edition 0525297480 / 9780525297482 Hard Cover Good Condition Good HB, VG-/G, red cloth boards213pp. Beautiful pictoral dustjacket in clear archival film, Creases to edges and corners with small tears to spine, no loss, flaps have creases and tears some loss to front flap. Boards show minor rubbing to edges and corners, and there are two tape ghosts on front cover, inside has usual library marks and fepp are scarred from sticker and pocket removal, hinge is separating at bottom, slant to spine, else clean an tight. After paying a silver penny to encourage magician to perform in the town square, a carpenter's helper is conjured to a strange place where people call him King of Abadan. Mayhem ensues. 520g when packed. Item Type: Ex-Library. Quantity Available: 1. Shipped Weight: Under 1 kilogram. Category: Children's::Children's Books; Children; ISBN: 0525297480. ISBN/EAN: 9780525297482. Inventory No: GHE000852. Hardcover 
Price: 20.41 AUD
The Three Musketeers [Macdonald Illusrtated Classics 15], Alexandre Dumas
7 Alexandre Dumas The Three Musketeers [Macdonald Illusrtated Classics 15]
Macdonald 235681 London 1950 Hardcover Good Condition No Dust Jacket Hookway Cowles Translated by William Robson. One of the most celebrated and popular historical romances ever written. The Three Musketeers tell the story of the early adventures of the young Gascon gentleman d'Artagnan and his three friends from the regiment of the King's Musketeers: Athos, Porthos, and Aramis. Under the watchful eye of their patron M. de Treville, the four defend the honour of the regiment against the guards of the Cardinal Richelieu and the honor of the queen against the machinations of the Cardinal himself as the power struggles of 17th-century France are vividly played out in the background. But their most dangerous encounter is with the Cardinal's spy: Milady, one of literature's most memorable female villains. 700 pages. Illustrator: Hookway Cowles. Quantity Available: 1. Shipped Weight: 1-2 kilos. Category: Literature; Literature & Literary; Inventory No: 235681. Hardcover 
Price: 17.93 AUD
Efraim's Book, Alfred Andersch
8 Alfred Andersch Efraim's Book
King Penguin 226288 USA 1984 0140046216 / 9780140046212 Softcover Good Condition Efraim's Book is the sophisticated, offbeat novel about the peculiar society of post-World-II Berlin. Its hero George Efraim is a Jewish reporter who has fought for the British on the Italian front and lost both parents to Auschwitz. He returns home to Berlin in 1962 for the first time since the war to investigate the wartime disappearance of his editor's daughter, only to begin writing a novel, which helps him "to embark on a certain arrangement of signs with the help of which I hope to chart my position." Like the great German novels of Günter Grass and Heinrich Böll, Alfred Andersch's Efraim's Book grapples with the legacy of World War II and the Holocaust in all its horror and sad humanity. A troubling yet often humorous book, it offers a poignant account of the traumatized German state. 298 pages. Light tanning to pages. Quantity Available: 1. Shipped Weight: Under 500 grams. Category: Fiction; Fiction; ISBN: 0140046216. ISBN/EAN: 9780140046212. Inventory No: 226288. Paperback 
Price: 12.95 AUD
The River King, Alice Hoffman
9 Alice Hoffman The River King
Chatto & Windus 242480 Great Britain 2000 0701169729 / 9780701169725 Trade Paperback Very Good Condition For more than a century, the small town of Haddan, Massachusetts, has been divided, as if by a line drawn down the centre of Main Street, separating those born and bred in the 'village' from those who attend the prestigious Haddan School. But one October night the two worlds are thrust together by an inexplicable death and the town's divided history is revealed in all its complexity. The lives of everyone involved are unravelled: from Carlin Leander, the fifteen-year-old scholarship girl who is as loyal as she is proud, to Betsy Chase, a woman running from her own destiny; from August Pierce, a loner and a misfit at school who unexpectedly finds courage in his darkest hour, to Abel Grey, the police officer who refuses to let unspeakable actions - both past and present - slide by without notice. 325 pages. Quantity Available: 1. Shipped Weight: 1-2 kilos. Category: Fiction; Fiction; ISBN: 0701169729. ISBN/EAN: 9780701169725. Inventory No: 242480. Paperback 
Price: 20.00 AUD
17 Carnations: The Windsors, The Nazis and the Cover-Up, Andrew Morton
10 Andrew Morton 17 Carnations: The Windsors, The Nazis and the Cover-Up
Michael O'Mara Books 242330 Great Britain 2015 1782434577 / 9781782434573 Trade Paperback Near Fine Condition The true story of Edward Windsor and Wallis Simpson's involvement with the Nazi regime, and the post-war cover-up. The story of the love affair between Wallis Simpson and King Edward VIII, and his abdication, has provoked endless fascination. However, the full story of their links with the German aristocracy and Hitler has remained untold. * 17 Carnations chronicles Hitler's attempts to matchmake between Edward and a German noblewoman, and Wallis's affair with the German foreign minister, who sent her a carnation for every night they had spent together. *Pro-German sympathizers, the couple became embroiled in a conspiracy to install Edward as a puppet king after the Allies' defeat. * The Duke's letters were hidden for years as the British establishment attempted to cover up the connection between the House of Windsor and Hitler. Thoroughly researched, 17 Carnations reveals the whole fascinating story, throwing sharp new light on this dark chapter of history. 370 pages. Illustrated with black and white photographs. Quantity Available: 1. Shipped Weight: 1-2 kilos. Category: Biography; Biography & Autobiography; Royalty. ISBN/EAN: 9781782434573. Inventory No: 242330. Paperback 
Price: 18.00 AUD
The Politician: An Insider's Account of John Edward's Pursuit of the Presidency and the Scandal That Brought Him Down, Andrew Young
11 Andrew Young The Politician: An Insider's Account of John Edward's Pursuit of the Presidency and the Scandal That Brought Him Down
St. Martin's Press 238116 New York 2010 First Edition 031264065X / 9780312640651 Hardcover Very Good Condition Very Good "The greatest political saga, the one that has it all, that gets to the real heart of American politics, is the John Edwards story... This isn't just politics, it's literature. It's the great American novel, the kind that isn't written anymore." --Michael Wolff on John Edwards's trajectory, on "VanityFair.com"The underside of modern American politics -- raw ambition, manipulation, and deception -- are revealed in detail by Andrew Young's riveting account of a presidential hopeful's meteoric rise and scandalous fall. Like a non-fiction version of "All the King's Men," "The Politician" offers a truly disturbing, even shocking perspective on the risks taken and tactics employed by a man determined to rule the most powerful nation on earth. Idealistic and ambitious, Andrew Young volunteered for the John Edwards campaign for Senate in 1998 and quickly became the candidate's right hand man. As the senator became a national star, Young's responsibilities grew. For a decade he was this politician's confidant and he was assured he was 'like family." In time, however, Young was drawn into a series of questionable assignments that culminated with Edwards asking him to help conceal the Senator's ongoing adultery. Days before the 2008 presidential primaries began, Young gained international notoriety when he told the world that he was the father of a child being carried by a woman named Rielle Hunter, who was actually the senator's mistress. While Young began a life on the run, hiding from the press with his family and alleged mistress, John Edwards continued to pursue the presidency and then the Vice Presidency in the future Obama administration.Young had been the senator's closest aide and most trusted friend. He believed that John Edwards could be a great president, and was assured throughout the cover-up that his boss and friend would ultimately step forward to both tell the truth and protect his aide's career. Neither promise was kept. Not only a moving personal account of Andrew Young's political education, THE POLITICIAN offers a look at the trajectory which made John Edwards the ideal Democratic candidate for president, and the hubris which brought him down, leaving his career, his marriage and his dreams in ashes. 301 pages. Quantity Available: 1. Shipped Weight: 1-2 kilos. Category: Biography; United States; Biography & Autobiography; ISBN/EAN: 9780312640651. Inventory No: 238116. Hardcover 
Price: 20.41 AUD
Christ The Lord: Out of Egypt, Anne Rice
12 Anne Rice Christ The Lord: Out of Egypt
Chatto & Windus 232976 Australia 2005 070117692X / 9780701176921 Trade Paperback Good Condition In Israel, in the turbulent first century, a baby is born to a humble Jewish family - but to a great destiny. His is an uneasy childhood, as he begins to come to terms with his extraordinary powers, and the whispered mysteries surrounding his birth. The tyrannical rule of King Herod has driven the family from the Holy Land to the relative safety of cosmopolitan Alexandria. But on Herod's death, they decide to return home to Israel, to Galilee, a troubled land under Roman occupation, at a time of chaos and turmoil, insurrection and confusion... Previous owners details on rear endpaper. 321 pages. Tanning to page edges. Quantity Available: 1. Shipped Weight: Under 1 kilogram. Category: Fiction; Fiction; ISBN: 070117692X. ISBN/EAN: 9780701176921. Inventory No: 232976. Paperback 
Price: 15.44 AUD
A Lion Called Christian: The True Story of the Remarkable Bond Between Two Friends and A Lion, Anthony Bourke and John Rendall
13 Anthony Bourke and John Rendall A Lion Called Christian: The True Story of the Remarkable Bond Between Two Friends and A Lion
Broadway books 238056 New York 2008 0767932307 / 9780767932301 Hardcover Very Good Condition Very Good In 2008 an extraordinary two-minute film clip appeared on YouTube and immediately became an international phenomenon. It captures the moving reunion of two young men and their pet lion Christian, after they had left him in Africa with Born Free's George Adamson to introduce him into his rightful home in the wild. A Lion Called Christian tells the remarkable story of how Anthony "Ace" Bourke and John Rendall, visitors to London from Australia in 1969, bought the boisterous lion cub in the pet department of Harrods. For several months, the three of them shared a flat above a furniture shop on London's King's Road, where the charismatic and intelligent Christian quickly became a local celebrity, cruising the streets in the back of a Bentley, popping in for lunch at a local restaurant, even posing for a fashion advertisement. But the lion cub was growing up-fast-and soon even the walled church garden where he went for exercise wasn't large enough for him. How could Ace and John avoid having to send Christian to a zoo for the rest of his life? A coincidental meeting with English actors Virginia McKenna and Bill Travers, stars of the hit film Born Free, led to Christian being flown to Kenya and placed under the expert care of "the father of lions" George Adamson. Incredibly, when Ace and John returned to Kenya to see Christian a year later, they received a loving welcome from their lion, who was by then fully integrated into Africa and a life with other lions. 226 pages. Quantity Available: 1. Shipped Weight: 1-2 kilos. Category: Autobiography::Memoir; Biography & Autobiography; ISBN/EAN: 9780767932301. Inventory No: 238056. Hardcover 
Price: 20.91 AUD
Heraldry In England, Anthony Wagner
14 Anthony Wagner Heraldry In England
King Penguin 229200 Great Britain 1949 Reprint Hardcover (Printed Boards) Good Condition King Penguin No 22. 15 colour plates. Quantity Available: 1. Shipped Weight: Under 250 grams. Category: History::Great Britain; History; Inventory No: 229200. Hardcover 
Price: 12.95 AUD
Year of the King: An Actor's Diary and Sketchbook, Antony Sher
15 Antony Sher Year of the King: An Actor's Diary and Sketchbook
Chatto & Windus 238451 Great Britain 1985 Fifth Impression 0701129263 / 9780701129262 Hardcover Good Condition Good This is the most wonderfully authentic account of the experience of creating a performance. It's full of delicate and sometimes moving observation; full of striking information...; full of the frustration and tedium and occasional tears of the unequal struggle of any of us flawed thespians with ourselves and a great role; and full of his own astonishing and unforgettable drawings. 250 pages. Pages well browned. Quantity Available: 1. Shipped Weight: 1-2 kilos. Category: Autobiography::Memoir; Biography & Autobiography; ISBN: 0701129263. ISBN/EAN: 9780701129262. Inventory No: 238451. Hardcover 
Price: 16.93 AUD
Rosetta, Barbara Ewing
16 Barbara Ewing Rosetta
Sphere 242707 Great Britain 2007 0751537616 / 9780751537611 Softcover Very Good Condition As a child, Rosetta is fascinated by words and loves being told stories. She thinks she is named after the Princess Rosetta of the fairytales, who married the King of the Peacocks and lived happily ever after. But when she finds that it is a mysterious small port town in Egypt that gave her her name, her interest in hieroglyphics is born. Years later, when Rose is an older, wiser and sadder woman, it is her love of language that saves her life. The French Revolution; the rise of the power of the English church; the battles for Egypt between the British and the French; the discovery of the hieroglyphs on the Rosetta Stone in that same small port town - and above all the machinations of a rich, amoral, social-climbing member of the new' aristocracy and the extraordinary characters that surround him - all whirlpool together to carry Rose into France and a shared moment with Napoleon Bonaparte, and into the dark, unknown world of North Africa in her search to understand the meaning of words, and to find a child of her own. 438 pages. Previous owners name on front endpaper. Quantity Available: 1. Shipped Weight: Under 1 kilogram. Category: Fiction; Fiction; ISBN/EAN: 9780751537611. Inventory No: 242707. Paperback 
Price: 16.50 AUD
Heirs of Ravenscar, Barbara Taylor Bradford
17 Barbara Taylor Bradford Heirs of Ravenscar
HarperCollins 240699 Australia 2007 0007262698 / 9780007262694 Trade Paperback Very Good Condition At the age of thirty-three, Edward Deravenel, having survived harrowing years of betrayal, threats from ruthless enemies, countless lovers, and a war that ravaged his country, is finally king of his company. It’s 1918, an influenza pandemic is sweeping the country, and Edward has a family and a business to protect. He must thread his way between his loyal brother, Richard, and his treacherous middle brother, George, an alcoholic bent on self-destruction . . . but not before he tries to ruin Edward and his good name. Meanwhile, the wrath of his ever-jealous wife, Elizabeth, is reaching a boiling point as suspicions about Edward’s relationships with other women arise. Politics of inheritance are intense, and different family factions vie for honor over the years. An heir is needed to keep the Deravenel name alive, but tragedy and death remain obstacles at every turn. The choices include a loyal caretaker, a jealous rumormonger, a charming young woman, a sickly boy, and the scion of the family Edward ousted from power years before. 564 pages. Pen mark to bottom of page edges indicating remainder mark. Light foxing to outer page edges. Quantity Available: 1. Shipped Weight: 1-2 kilos. Category: Fiction; Fiction; ISBN/EAN: 9780007262694. Inventory No: 240699. Paperback 
Price: 16.00 AUD
King of the Outback, Bill King
18 Bill King King of the Outback
Allen & Unwin 160495 Australia 2011 1742376959 / 9781742376950 Trade Paperback Very Good No Dust Jacket 310 pages. Light tanning to page edges. Black and white photographs. Copy is neat and clean. Quantity Available: 1. Shipped Weight: 1-2 kilos. Category: Autobiography::Memoir; Biography & Autobiography; ISBN/EAN: 9781742376950. Inventory No: 160495. Paperback 
Price: 17.93 AUD
The Murder Of Tutankhamen - A 3000 Year Old Murder Mystery, Bob Brier
19 Bob Brier The Murder Of Tutankhamen - A 3000 Year Old Murder Mystery
pPhoenix 239067 Great Britain 0753806754 / 9780753806753 Softcover Good Condition No Dust Jacket In 1922, when Tutankhamen's tomb was uncovered, it revealed such a dazzling array of treasure that it was easy to forget that almost nothing was known about the "Boy King" buried there. Following in the footsteps of those archaeologists who made the extraordinary discoveries in the Valley of the Kings, Bob Brier brings to life the dramatic story of Tutankhamen. He seeks to reveal what happened to the young king and uses forensic evidence to show that Tutankhamen was brutally murdered. 264 pages. Age tanning to pages. Illustrated with black and white photographs. Quantity Available: 1. Shipped Weight: Under 1 kilogram. Category: History::Ancient History; History; ISBN: 0753806754. ISBN/EAN: 9780753806753. Inventory No: 239067. Paperback 
Price: 12.95 AUD
The Life of Mazzini, Bolton King
20 Bolton King The Life of Mazzini
J.M. Dent 228231 London 1919 Hardcover (Original Cloth) Good Condition No Dust Jacket This volume contains a life of Mazzini and a study of his thought. It can hardly be said that any serious attempt has been made either in England or Italy to deal with either. Hence the present volume, however unequal to the subject, may have its use. The thirty years, which have passed since Mazzinis death, make it possible now to place him in his true perspective; and the author trusts that the supreme admiration, which he feels for Mazzini as a man, has not prevented him from viewing the politician with impartiality. There exists abundant matter to allow us to judge Mazzini's political work, and it is unlikely that anything yet to be published will seriously affect our estimate of it. For the personal side of Mazzini's life, the moment is not a very opportune one. Ten years ago it would have been possible to glean reminiscences from many, who are now silent. It has been the author's privilege, however, to obtain invaluable information from two of the very few persons now living, who knew Mazzini intimately. While it is nearly too late for personal reminiscences, it is too early to avail oneself fully of Mazzini's correspondence. 380 pages. Marbled edges in good condition. Quantity Available: 1. Shipped Weight: Under 1 kilogram. Category: Autobiography::Memoir; Biography & Autobiography; Inventory No: 228231. Hardcover 
Price: 17.93 AUD
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