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THE TRAVELLING ENTERTAINER And Other Stories ( West Coast Writing 10 ), 0Jolley, Elizabeth (introduced and Edited By Caroline Lurie)
1 0Jolley, Elizabeth (introduced and Edited By Caroline Lurie) THE TRAVELLING ENTERTAINER And Other Stories ( West Coast Writing 10 )
FACP GHE0022205 Western Australia 1979 First Edition 0909144214 / 9780909144210 Soft Cover Very Good No Dust Jacket PB, pictorial card covers, VG/--, 181pp. Light rubbing to edges and corners of covers, inside has white-out to top ffep. Ten stories by an acute observer of everyday life. Water stain mark to top of front cover and first few pages. Quantity Available: 1. Shipped Weight: Under 500 grams. Category: Literature; Literature & Literary; ISBN: 0909144214. ISBN/EAN: 9780909144210. Inventory No: GHE0022205. Paperback 
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The Man From Snowy River and Other Verses, A. B. (Banjo) Paterson
2 A. B. (Banjo) Paterson The Man From Snowy River and Other Verses
Angus & Robertson 243658 Australia Softcover Good Condition 179 pages. Pages browned. Quantity Available: 1. Shipped Weight: Under 1 kilogram. Category: Australian::Australian Poetry, Prose, Verse; Poetry; Inventory No: 243658. Paperback 
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Easy Journey to Other Planets by Practice of Supreme Yoga, A. C. Bhaktivedanta Swami Prabhupada
3 A. C. Bhaktivedanta Swami Prabhupada Easy Journey to Other Planets by Practice of Supreme Yoga
The Bhaktivedanta Book Trust 242016 Australia 2004 Revised Edition Softcover Very Good Condition 85 pages. Quantity Available: 1. Shipped Weight: Under 500 grams. Category: New Age; New Age & Alternative; Inventory No: 242016. Paperback 
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Chaucer - Canterbury Tales, A.C. Cawley [Editor]
4 A.C. Cawley [Editor] Chaucer - Canterbury Tales
Dent 237063 London 1984 Reprint 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. Pages browned. Previous owners name on front endpaper. Cover edges rubbed. Quantity Available: 1. Shipped Weight: 1-2 kilos. Category: Literature; Literature & Literary; ISBN: 0460113070. ISBN/EAN: 9780460113076. Inventory No: 237063. Paperback 
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Beast Quest: The Golden Armour: 9 - Soltra - The Stone Charmer, Adam Blade
5 Adam Blade Beast Quest: The Golden Armour: 9 - Soltra - The Stone Charmer
Orchard Books 239984 Great Britain 2008 1846169909 / 9781846169908 Softcover Very Good Condition No Dust Jacket Share New Beasts. Old Magic. Tom is going home. Throughout his quest, he's imagined the day he'd finally get to return to Errinel, safe in the knowledge that he'd kept the kingdom safe. But Malvel has other ideas. Eager for revenge, the Dark Wizard has unleashed his latest Beast, Soltra the Stone Charmer, into the marshes that border Tom's own village. And as he races forward to meet the next Beast, all Tom can think about is his family--which is exactly what Malvel wants . . . 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: 9781846169908. Inventory No: 239984. Paperback 
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Husbands, Adele Parks
6 Adele Parks Husbands
Penguin Books 238869 Great Britain 2005 0141015454 / 9780141015453 Softcover Good Condition ella secretly married her childhood sweetheart, Stevie, over a decade ago; they were at university, two big kids playing at being grownups. When it all unravelled and reality hit, Bella simply got up and left. And the secret remained a secret.Years later, Bella meets Philip and, despite her vow never to marry again, she can't resist him. He is a catch. Funny, charming, interesting and kind. Only hitch is, she's still (technically, anyway) married to Stevie. Bella, typically, just ignores the problem. And the moment to tell Philip never quite seems to arrive. So Bella plans never to reveal her secret - after all, it's just a silly piece of paper, lodged at a registrar's office in Aberdeen, isn't it? She hasn't seen Stevie for years - probably never will again. Except that Bella's best friend Laura has fallen in love, and when she introduces her new man to the gang it is none other than Stevie. Could things get any more complicated? Only if Bella and Stevie fall in love with each other again.. 473 pages. Light tanning to pages. Quantity Available: 1. Shipped Weight: Under 1 kilogram. Category: Fiction; Fiction; ISBN: 0141015454. ISBN/EAN: 9780141015453. Inventory No: 238869. Paperback 
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Young Wives, Tales, Adele Parks
7 Adele Parks Young Wives, Tales
Penguin Books 237391 Great Britain 2007 0141030763 / 9780141030760 Softcover Very Good Condition Lucy stole her friend Rose's 'happily ever after' because she wanted Rose's husband, Peter, and Lucy always gets what she wants. Big mistake. Rose was the ideal wife and is the ideal mother; Lucy was the perfect mistress. Connie - good friend to both Lucy and Rose - is stuck in the middle. She listens to Lucy as she struggles to be a wife, mother and career bitch with one ear and hears about Rose's pain at being a lonely single mum with the other. But Connie has troubles too: she's just got the hang of her own family life when an old flame pops up to rekindle a dangerous passion ... will the whispers from the past blast out all the other noise? All three women need more than a belief in happily ever after if they are to negotiate their way through messy modern life. Especially as there are many more twists in the tale still to come ... 569 pages. Quantity Available: 1. Shipped Weight: Under 1 kilogram. Category: Fiction; Fiction; ISBN/EAN: 9780141030760. Inventory No: 237391. Paperback 
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Prometheus and Other Plays: Prometheus Bound; The Suppliants; Seven Against Thebes and The Persians, Aeschylus [Phillip Vellacott - Translated with an introduction]
8 Aeschylus [Phillip Vellacott - Translated with an introduction] Prometheus and Other Plays: Prometheus Bound; The Suppliants; Seven Against Thebes and The Persians
Penguin Classics 240239 London, England. 1966 Reprint 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. 160 pages. Pages browned. Inscription to previous owner on front endpaper. Quantity Available: 1. Shipped Weight: Under 500 grams. Category: Plays; Theatre & Plays; Inventory No: 240239. Paperback 
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An Inconvenient Truth, Al Gore
9 Al Gore An Inconvenient Truth
Bloomsbury 230179 London 2006 0747589062 / 9780747589068 Trade Paperback Near Fine Condition No Dust Jacket "An Inconvenient Truth" Gore's groundbreaking, battle cry of a follow-up to the bestselling "Earth in the Balance" is being published to tie in with a documentary film of the same name. Both the book and film were inspired by a series of multimedia presentations on global warming that Gore created and delivers to groups around the world. With this book, Gore, who is one of our environmental heroes and a leading expert brings together leading-edge research from top scientists around the world; photographs, charts, and other illustrations; and personal anecdotes and observations to document the fast pace and wide scope of global warming. He presents, with alarming clarity and conclusiveness and with humor, too that the fact of global warming is not in question and that its consequences for the world we live in will be disastrous if left unchecked. This riveting new book written in an accessible, entertaining style will open the eyes of even the most skeptical." 325 pages. Illustrated with colour photographs. Quantity Available: 1. Shipped Weight: 1-2 kilos. Category: Science::Ecology; Natural History & Resources; ISBN/EAN: 9780747589068. Inventory No: 230179. Paperback 
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Friendly Fire, Alaa Al Aswany
10 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 
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The English Of The Line - And Other Verses, Alan E. Mulgan
11 Alan E. Mulgan The English Of The Line - And Other Verses
Whitcombe & Tombs Limited 026556 New Zealand Softcover (Stiff Boards) Good No Dust Jacket 44 pages. Ex Libris sticker on inside front cover. Scuffing to cover edges and spine. Discolouration to page edges. Quantity Available: 1. Shipped Weight: Under 250 grams. Category: Poetry; Poetry; Inventory No: 026556. Paperback 
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The Age of Turbulence: Adventures in a New World, Alan Greenspan
12 Alan Greenspan The Age of Turbulence: Adventures in a New World
The Penguin Press 237899 New York 2007 First Edition 1594201315 / 9781594201318 Hardcover Near Fine Condition Near Fine In the immediate aftermath of September 11, 2001, in his fourteenth year as Chairman of the Federal Reserve Board, Alan Greenspan took part in a very quiet collective effort to ensure that America didn't experience an economic meltdown, taking the rest of the world with it. There was good reason to fear the worst: the stock market crash of October 1987, his first major crisis as Federal Reserve Chairman, coming just weeks after he assumed control, had come much closer than is even today generally known to freezing the financial system and triggering a genuine financial panic. But the most remarkable thing that happened to the economy after 9/11 was...nothing. What in an earlier day would have meant a crippling shock to the system was absorbed astonishingly quickly. After 9/11 Alan Greenspan knew, if he needed any further reinforcement, that we're living in a new world - the world of a global capitalist economy that is vastly more flexible, resilient, open, self-directing, and fast-changing than it was even 20 years ago. It's a world that presents us with enormous new possibilities but also enormous new challenges. "The Age of Turbulence" is Alan Greenspan's incomparable reckoning with the nature of this new world - how we got here, what we're living through, and what lies over the horizon, for good and for ill-channeled through his own experiences working in the command room of the global economy for longer and with greater effect than any other single living figure. He begins his account on that September 11th morning, but then leaps back to his childhood, and follows the arc of his remarkable life's journey through to his more than 18-year tenure as Chairman of the Federal Reserve Board, from 1987 to 2006, during a time of transforming change. Alan Greenspan shares the story of his life first simply with an eye toward doing justice to the extraordinary amount of history he has experienced and shaped. But his other goal is to draw readers along the same learning curve he followed, so they accrue a grasp of his own understanding of the underlying dynamics that drive world events. In the second half of the book, having brought us to the present and armed us with the conceptual tools to follow him forward, Dr. Greenspan embarks on a magnificent tour de horizon of the global economy. He reveals the universals of economic growth, delves into the specific facts on the ground in each of the major countries and regions of the world, and explains what the trend-lines of globalization are from here. The distillation of a life's worth of wisdom and insight into an elegant expression of a coherent worldview, "The Age of Turbulence" will stand as Alan Greenspan's personal and intellectual legacy. 531 pages. Illustrated with black and white photographs. Quantity Available: 1. Shipped Weight: 1-2 kilos. Category: Business,Finance,Economics; Business, Finance & Marketing; ISBN/EAN: 9781594201318. Inventory No: 237899. Hardcover 
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14 Minutes - A Running Legend's Life And Death And Life, Alberto Salazar
13 Alberto Salazar 14 Minutes - A Running Legend's Life And Death And Life
Rodale 240508 USA 2012 1609619986 / 9781609619985 Trade Paperback Near Fine Condition No Dust Jacket In 2007, after collapsing on a practice field at the Nike campus, champion marathoner Alberto Salazar's heart stopped beating for 14 minutes. Over the crucial moments that followed, rescuers administered CPR to feed oxygen to his brain and EMTs shocked his heart eight times with defibrillator paddles. He was clinically dead. But miraculously, Salazar was back at the Nike campus coaching his runners just nine days later. Salazar had faced death before, but he survived that and numerous other harrowing episodes thanks to his raw physical talent, maniacal training habits, and sheer will, as well as--he strongly believes--divine grace. In 14 Minutes, Salazar chronicles in spellbinding detail how a shy, skinny Cuban-American kid from the suburbs of Boston was transformed into the greatest marathon runner of his era. For the first time, he reveals his tempestuous relationship with his father, a former ally of Fidel Castro; his early running life in high school with the Greater Boston Track Club; his unhealthy obsession to train through pain; the dramatic wins in New York, Boston, and South Africa; and how surviving 14 minutes of death taught him to live again. 260 pages. Illustrated with black and white photographs. Quantity Available: 1. Shipped Weight: Under 1 kilogram. Category: Autobiography::Memoir; Biography & Autobiography; ISBN/EAN: 9781609619985. Inventory No: 240508. Paperback 
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The Pelican History of Music Volume I: Ancient Forms to Polyphony, Alec Robertson and Denis Stevens [Editor]
14 Alec Robertson and Denis Stevens [Editor] The Pelican History of Music Volume I: Ancient Forms to Polyphony
Pelican / Penguin Books 232590 Great Britain 1966 Reprint Softcover Good Condition Pelican Books A492.The '1066' of our music lies somewhere in the Middle Ages, when the Western tradition seems to spring, fully armed with tonality, harmony and rhythm, from the head of medieval man. It is easy to forget that musical languages had been evolving, in both the East and the West, for at least 5000 years before music in Europe began to assume the laws we are tempted to regard as perfect and unalterable. This first volume in the Pelican History of Music traces the story of music from the earliest known forms as far as the beginnings of the polyphonic period in the first half of the 15th century. A full section on non-Western music indicates how our tradition is linked with or has evolved from the forms of music prevailing in other parts of the world. 343 pages. Quantity Available: 1. Shipped Weight: Under 1 kilogram. Category: Music; Music; Inventory No: 232590. Paperback 
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The Passage of Love, Alex Miller
15 Alex Miller The Passage of Love
Allen & Unwin 242471 Australia 2017 1760297348 / 9781760297343 Trade Paperback Very Good Condition Sitting in a New York park, an old man holds a book and tries to accept that his contribution to the future is over. Instead, he remembers a youthful yearning for open horizons, for Australia, a yearning he now knows inspired his life as a writer. Instinctively he picks up his pen and starts at the beginning... At twenty-one years, Robert Crofts leaves his broken dreams in Far North Queensland, finally stopping in Melbourne almost destitute. It's there he begins to understand how books and writing might be the saving of him. They will be how he leaves his mark on the world. He also begins to understand how many obstacles there will be to thwart his ambition. When Robert is introduced to Lena Soren, beautiful, rich and educated, his life takes a very different path. But in the intimacy of their connection lies an unknowability that both torments and tantalises as Robert and Lena long for something that neither can provide for the other. In a rich blend of thoughtful and beautifully observed writing, the lives of a husband and wife are laid bare in their passionate struggle to engage with their individual creativity. Alex Miller is magnificent in this most personal of all novels filled with rare wisdom and incisive observation. 585 pages. Quantity Available: 1. Shipped Weight: 1-2 kilos. Category: Fiction; Fiction; ISBN/EAN: 9781760297343. Inventory No: 242471. Paperback 
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Von Gobstopper's Arcade, Alexandra Adornetto
16 Alexandra Adornetto Von Gobstopper's Arcade
Angus & Robertson 242661 Australia 2009 0732286638 / 9780732286637 Hardcover Good Condition Good Master toymaker Gustav VonGobstopper announces plans to build a special toy arcade - brimming with the world's greatest toys - to commemorate the extraordinary bravery of Drabville's children, who have twice escaped the clutches of the wicked Lord Aldor. The children couldn't be more excited. But when Milli and Ernest encounter Theo, the bandana-wearing teddy, deranged designer Tempest Anomalie and the immoral Botchers at the arcade, it quickly becomes apparent that they have stumbled upon a macabre plot. Could this be the work of the evil Aldor - a malicious master plan designed to extinguish the very existence of childhood? As Christmas Eve draws close, Milli and Ernest find themselves enlisted as Santa's helpers for a Christmas spectacle that will be like no other...But can they protect the town before catastrophe strikes 315 pages. Foxing to endpapers and page edges. Quantity Available: 1. Shipped Weight: 1-2 kilos. Category: Children's::Children's Fiction; Children; ISBN/EAN: 9780732286637. Inventory No: 242661. Hardcover 
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Shadow Prowler [The Chronicles of Siala Book One], Alexey Pehov
17 Alexey Pehov Shadow Prowler [The Chronicles of Siala Book One]
Simon & Schuster 236513 Australia 2010 1847375634 / 9781847375636 Softcover Good Condition After centuries of calm, the Nameless One is stirring. An army is gathering: giants, ogres and other creatures joining forces from across the Desolate Lands, united for the first time in history under one black banner. By the spring, or perhaps sooner, the Nameless One and his forces will be at the walls of the great city of Avendoom 396 pages. Light foxing to endpapers. Quantity Available: 1. Shipped Weight: Under 1 kilogram. Category: Fiction::Fantasy Fiction; Science Fiction & Fantasy; ISBN/EAN: 9781847375636. Inventory No: 236513. Paperback 
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Without Reservations: The Travels of an Independent Woman, Alice Steinbach
18 Alice Steinbach Without Reservations: The Travels of an Independent Woman
Bantam Books 238179 Australia 2000 1863253769 / 9781863253765 Softcover Very Good Condition Without Reservations is about a woman's dream come true - taking a year off to travel the world and rediscover what it is like to be an independent woman, without ties and without reservations. 'In many ways, I was an independent woman,' writes Alice Steinbach, single working mother and Pulitzer prize-winnning journalist. 'For years I'd made my own choices, paid my own bills, shovelled my own snow, and had relationships that allowed for a lot of freedom on both sides.' Slowly, however, she saw that she had become quite dependent in another way. 'I had fallen into the habit of defining myself in terms of who I was to other people and what they expected of me.' Who am I, she wanted to know, away from the things that define me - my family, children, job, friends? Steinbach searches for the answer in some of the most exciting places in the world- Paris, where she finds a soulmate in a Japanese man; Oxford, where she learns more from a ballroom dancing lesson than any of her studies; Milan, where she befriends a young woman about to be married. Beautifully illustrated with postcards Steinbach wrote home to herself, this is an unforgettable voyage of discovery 278 pages. Black and white illustrations. Quantity Available: 1. Shipped Weight: Under 1 kilogram. Category: Travel; Travel & Places; Autobiography::Memoir. ISBN: 1863253769. ISBN/EAN: 9781863253765. Inventory No: 238179. Paperback 
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The Fly In The Ointment, Alice Thomas Ellis
19 Alice Thomas Ellis The Fly In The Ointment
Penguin Books 233904 London 1990 014013249X / 9780140132496 Softcover Good Condition No Dust Jacket The third and final volume of a trilogy following "The Clothes in the Wardrobe" and "The Skeleton in the Closet". The reader is treated to a view of the marriage of mousey Margaret through the eyes of the outrageous Lili who arrives from Paris to bring some glamour into other people's lives. 132 pages. Quantity Available: 1. Shipped Weight: Under 1 kilogram. Category: Fiction; Fiction; ISBN: 014013249X. ISBN/EAN: 9780140132496. Inventory No: 233904. Paperback 
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Bagman To Swagman: Tales of Broome, The North-West and Other Australian Adventures, Alistair McAlpine
20 Alistair McAlpine Bagman To Swagman: Tales of Broome, The North-West and Other Australian Adventures
Allen & Unwin 240016 Australia 1999 1865083895 / 9781865083896 Softcover Very Good Condition Alistair McAlpine has conducted a lifelong love affair with Australia. He's bought large chunks of it, developed some and turned others into a zoo and nature parks, and has travelled much of the length and breadth of the Continent.Arriving in Australia in his early twenties as a junior member of the English family building conglomerate McAlpines, he soon became involved in building Perth's first luxury hotel, the famous Parmelia and other projects followed. He was a pioneer of 'eco-tourism' with his development of Broome, creating the world-famous Cable Beach Club and also a remarkable zoo, which rapidly became known for the success of its breeding programs for the world's endangered species.A restless soul, Alistair McAlpine has continually traversed the country by light aircraft and four-wheel drive and his deep love and respect for the Australian outback and its people comes through these pages.An inveterate collector of art, artefacts and characters, Alistair McAlpine has long been concerned that Aboriginal artists should receive the recognition and rewards that are their due. He has spent many years building up superb collections of Aboriginal paintings and totems, some of which have now been donated to the Australian people, along with his collection of Australian and European sculpture, paintings and photographs.Familiar of prime ministers and royalty, friend of swagmen and Aborigines, Alistair McAlpine s Bagman to Swagman, the second volume of his memoirs, written in his own inimitable style, is redolent with humour, wisdom and a deep and abiding love for Australia and its people. 298 pages. Illustrated with colour photographs. Quantity Available: 1. Shipped Weight: Under 1 kilogram. Category: Autobiography; Biography & Autobiography; ISBN: 1865083895. ISBN/EAN: 9781865083896. Inventory No: 240016. Paperback 
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