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Chaucer - Canterbury Tales, A.C. Cawley [Editor]
1 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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The Three Musketeers [Macdonald Illusrtated Classics 15], Alexandre Dumas
2 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 
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Somewhere: The Life of Jerome Robbins, Amanda Vaill
3 Amanda Vaill Somewhere: The Life of Jerome Robbins
Broadway Books 237015 New York 2006 0767904206 / 9780767904209 Softcover Very Good Condition From the author of the acclaimed Everybody Was So Young, the definitive and major biography of the great choreographer and Broadway legend Jerome Robbins To some, Jerome Robbins was a demanding perfectionist, a driven taskmaster, a theatrical visionary; to others, he was a loyal friend, a supportive mentor, a generous and entertaining companion and colleague. Born Jerome Rabinowitz in New York City in 1918, Jerome Robbins repudiated his Jewish roots along with his name only to reclaim them with his triumphant staging of Fiddler on the Roof. A self-proclaimed homosexual, he had romances or relationships with both men and women, some famous?like Montgomery Clift and Natalie Wood?some less so. A resolutely unpolitical man, he was forced to testify before Congress at the height of anti-Communist hysteria. A consummate entertainer, he could be paralyzed by shyness; nearly infallible professionally, he was conflicted, vulnerable, and torn by self-doubt. Guarded and adamantly private, he was an inveterate and painfully honest journal writer who confided his innermost thoughts and aspirations to a remarkable series of diaries and memoirs. With ballets like Dances at a Gathering, Afternoon of a Faun, and The Concert, he humanized neoclassical dance; with musicals like On the Town, Gypsy, and West Side Story, he changed the face of theater in America. In the pages of this definitive biography, Amanda Vaill takes full measure of the complicated, contradictory genius who was Jerome Robbins. She re-creates his childhood as the only son of Russian Jewish immigrants; his apprenticeship as a dancer and Broadway chorus gypsy; his explosion into prominence at the age of twenty-five with the ballet Fancy Free and its Broadway incarnation, On the Town; and his years of creative dominance in both theater and dance. She brings to life his colleagues and friends?from Leonard Bernstein and George Balanchine to Robert Wilson and Robert Graves?and his loves and lovers. And she tells the full story behind some of Robbins?s most difficult episodes, such as his testimony before the House Un-American Activities Committee and his firing from the film version of West Side Story. Drawing on thousands of pages of documents from Robbins?s personal and professional papers, to which she was granted unfettered access, as well as on other archives and hundreds of interviews, Somewhere is a riveting narrative of a life lived onstage, offstage, and backstage. It is also an accomplished work of criticism and social history that chronicles one man?s phenomenal career and places it squarely in the cultural ferment of a time when New York City was truly ?a helluva town.? 675 pages. Illustrated with black and white photographs. Quantity Available: 1. Shipped Weight: 1-2 kilos. Category: Biography; United States; Dance; Dance. ISBN: 0767904206. ISBN/EAN: 9780767904209. Inventory No: 237015. Paperback 
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Frankly Scarlett, I Do Give A Damn! - A Parody Classic Romances Retold, Beverly West and Nancy Peske
4 Beverly West and Nancy Peske Frankly Scarlett, I Do Give A Damn! - A Parody Classic Romances Retold
HarperCollins 240490 USA 1995 First Edition 0060173890 / 9780060173890 Hardcover Very Good Condition Very Good 99 pages. Quantity Available: 1. Shipped Weight: Under 1 kilogram. Category: Humour; Humour; ISBN: 0060173890. ISBN/EAN: 9780060173890. Inventory No: 240490. Hardcover 
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Parisian Encounters - Great Loves and Grand Passions, Charles Hobson
5 Charles Hobson Parisian Encounters - Great Loves and Grand Passions
Chronicle Books 226028 San Francisco 1994 0811807037 / 9780811807036 Hardcover Near Fine Condition In love in Paris. Could anything be more romantic? Paris has been the setting for some of the world's greatest loves and grandest passions: the intoxicating, doomed romance of George Sand and Frederic Chopin; the tempestuous affair of Auguste Rodin and Camille Claudel; the sensual liaison of Anais Nin and Henry Miller. Each of the romances depicted in Parisian Encounters, played out against the backdrop of Paris, was a combustion of creativity and desire, an impetus to genius, to art, and to action. These haunting portraits of eight famous couples reveal love's light and dark sides, showing its power as well as its destructive force. Side by side, the lovers seem to look at one another, and, in their own words, describe their relationship, making each page an artistic re-creation of the romance. The moment of the meeting is documented in exquisite period maps, positioned next to an eccentric chronology of the affair, and the unique format allows readers to create a combination of portrait, quotation, map, and chronology - a complete romantic history of each of these dangerous liaisons. This spectacular objet not only evokes the allure of the city, but captures the passion of some of the most celebrated couples who ever strolled its streets Spiral Bound, Oblong. Quantity Available: 1. Shipped Weight: Under 1 kilogram. Category: Biography; United States; Biography & Autobiography; ISBN: 0811807037. ISBN/EAN: 9780811807036. Inventory No: 226028. Hardcover 
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Seven Viking Romances, ermann Palsson and Paul Ewards
6 ermann Palsson and Paul Ewards Seven Viking Romances
Penguin Books 237363 Great Britain 1985 0140444742 / 9780140444742 Softcover Good Condition No Dust Jacket Combining traditional myth, oral history and re-worked European legend to depict an ancient realm of heroism and wonder, the seven tales collected here are among the most fantastical of all the Norse romances. Powerfully inspired works of Icelandic imagination, they relate intriguing, often comical tales of famous kings, difficult gods and women of great beauty, goodness or cunning. The tales plunder a wide range of earlier literature from Homer to the French romances - as in the tale of the wandering hero Arrow-Odd, which combines several older legends, or Egil and Asmund, where the story of Odysseus and the Cyclops is skilfully adapted into a traditional Norse legend. These are among the most outrageous, delightful and exhilarating tales in all Icelandic literature. 295 pages. Light foxing to outer page edges. Quantity Available: 1. Shipped Weight: Under 1 kilogram. Category: Literature; Literature & Literary; ISBN: 0140444742. ISBN/EAN: 9780140444742. Inventory No: 237363. Paperback 
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The Rosie Project, Graeme Simsion
7 Graeme Simsion The Rosie Project
Penguin Books 245829 Great Britain 2014 1405912790 / 9781405912792 Softcover Very Good Condition No Dust Jacket The Rosie Project by Graeme Simsion is a story about love, life and lobster every Tuesday...'Marvellous'. (John Boyne). 'Original, clever and perfectly written'. (Jill Mansell). 'Adorable'. (Marian Keyes). 'An upbeat, quirky, impertinent gem of a read'. (Chris Cleave). 'I'm not good at understanding what other people want.' 'Tell me something I don't know ...' Love isn't an exact science - but no one told Don Tillman. A thirty-nine-year-old geneticist, Don's never had a second date. So he devises the Wife Project, a scientific test to find the perfect partner. Enter Rosie - 'the world's most incompatible woman' - throwing Don's safe, ordered life into chaos. But what is this unsettling, alien emotion he's feeling? 'Don Tillman is one of the most endearing, charming and fascinating literary characters I have met in a long time'. (The Times). 'Hilarious, unlikely and heartbreaking'. (Easy Living). 'Touching and laugh-out-loud funny - think The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-time meets Silver Linings Playbook'. (Stylist). 'Funny, endearing, and pure, wonderful escapism'. (Independent). 'A sweet, funny rom-com...You'll be willing Don and Rosie on every step of the way'. (Marie Claire). 'Original, charming and very funny'. (Woman & Home). 'A comic triumph: clever, humane and tears-in-your-eyes funny. But best of all, The Rosie Project is a madly romantic love story'. (Liz Jensen, author of The Rapture). 'I couldn't put this book down. It's one of the most quirky and endearing romances I've ever read. I laughed the whole way through. And now I want to meet Don'. (Sophie Kinsella). With the charm of Mark Haddon's The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-Time and the romance of David Nicholls' One Day, The Rosie Project by Graeme Simsion is both funny and endearing - and is set to become the paperback of 2014. Graeme Simsion is a full-time writer. Previously an IT consultant and educator, he wrote his first book in 1994 (the standard reference on data modelling, now entering its fourth edition), and is married to Anne, a professor of psychiatry who writes erotic fiction. They have two children. 329 pages. Previous owners name on front endpaper. Quantity Available: 1. Shipped Weight: Under 1 kilogram. Category: Fiction; Fiction; ISBN/EAN: 9781405912792. Inventory No: 245829. Paperback 
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The La Vyrle Spencer Collection: Separate beds; Forsaking All Others; A Promise to Cherish, La Vyrle Spencer
8 La Vyrle Spencer The La Vyrle Spencer Collection: Separate beds; Forsaking All Others; A Promise to Cherish
HarperCollins 238847 Great Britain 1995 0006479839 / 9780006479833 Softcover Very Good Condition A volume containing three of the author's early romances, published in the UK for the first time: "Separate Beds" - the story of a marriage of convenience; "Forsaking All Others" - set in the fashion world and "A Promise to Cherish" - a woman's attempt to make it in the man's world of construction. 736 pages. Top corner of front endpaper has been removed. Quantity Available: 1. Shipped Weight: Under 1 kilogram. Category: Fiction::Romance Fiction; Fiction; ISBN: 0006479839. ISBN/EAN: 9780006479833. Inventory No: 238847. Paperback 
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The La Vyrle Spencer Collection:Seperate Beds; Forsaking All Others; A Promise To Cherish, La Vyrle Spencer
9 La Vyrle Spencer The La Vyrle Spencer Collection:Seperate Beds; Forsaking All Others; A Promise To Cherish
HarperCollins 243821 Great Britain 1995 0006479839 / 9780006479833 Softcover Good Condition A volume containing three of the author's early romances: "Separate Beds" - the story of a marriage of convenience; "Forsaking All Others" - set in the fashion world and "A Promise to Cherish" - a woman's attempt to make it in the man's world of construction. Quantity Available: 1. Shipped Weight: Under 1 kilogram. Category: Fiction::Romance Fiction; Fiction; ISBN: 0006479839. ISBN/EAN: 9780006479833. Inventory No: 243821. Paperback 
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Passion - A Fallen Novel, Lauren Kate
10 Lauren Kate Passion - A Fallen Novel
Doubleday 239610 Great Britain 2011 97800385618083 Trade Paperback Very Good Condition No Dust Jacket Luce would die for Daniel. And she has. Over and over again. Throughout time, Luce and Daniel have found each other, only to be painfully torn apart: Luce dead, Daniel left broken and alone. But perhaps it doesn’t need to be that way. . . . Luce is certain that something—or someone—in a past life can help her in her present one. So she begins the most important journey of this lifetime . . . going back eternities to witness firsthand her romances with Daniel . . . and finally unlock the key to making their love last. Cam and the legions of angels and Outcasts are desperate to catch Luce, but none are as frantic as Daniel. He chases Luce through their shared pasts, terrified of what might happen if she rewrites history. Because their romance for the ages could go up in flames . . . forever. Sweeping across centuries, PASSION is the third novel in the unforgettably epic FALLEN series. 420 pages. Quantity Available: 1. Shipped Weight: Under 1 kilogram. Category: Fiction::Paranormal Romance; Fiction; ISBN/EAN: 97800385618083. Inventory No: 239610. Paperback 
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The Last Days of Pompeii, Lord Lytton
11 Lord Lytton The Last Days of Pompeii
The Readers Library 243667 London Hardcover Good Condition "The Last Days of Pompeii," the most popular of Lytton's historical romances, was begun and almost completed at Naples in the winter of 1832-3, and was first published in 1834. The period dealt with is that of 79 A.D., during the short reign of Titus, when Rome was at its zenith and the picturesque Campanian city a kind of Rome-by-the-Sea. Lytton wrote the novel some thirty years before the excavations of Pompeii had been systematically begun; but his pictures of the life, the luxuries, the pastimes and the gaiety of the half-Grecian colony, its worship of Isis, its trade with Alexandria, and the early struggles of Christianity with heathen superstition are exceptionally vivid. The creation of Nydia, the blind flower-girl, was suggested by the casual remark of an acquaintance that at the time of the destruction of Pompeii the sightless would have found the easiest deliverance. Maroon cloth with gilt lettering. 252 pages. Pages well browned. Quantity Available: 1. Shipped Weight: Under 1 kilogram. Category: Literature; Literature & Literary; Inventory No: 243667. Hardcover 
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Famous Crimes, Mysteries & Romances - The Great Stories Of Real Life - Volume 1, Max Pemberton - Editor
12 Max Pemberton - Editor Famous Crimes, Mysteries & Romances - The Great Stories Of Real Life - Volume 1
George Newnes 236704 London 1922 Hardcover (Original Cloth) Very Good Condition No Dust Jacket 478 pages. One volume of the 2-volume set. Light browning to page edges. Illustrated with black and white photographs. The publication date given above is an estimate only, there being no date given in the book. Quantity Available: 1. Shipped Weight: 2-3 kilos. Category: True Crime; True Crime; Inventory No: 236704. This book is extra heavy, and may involve extra shipping charges to some countries. Hardcover 
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Dictionary of the Khazars - A Lexicon Novel [Male Edition], Milorad Pavic
13 Milorad Pavic Dictionary of the Khazars - A Lexicon Novel [Male Edition]
Hamish Hamilton 231147 USA 1989 0241125898 / 9780241125892 Hardcover Very Good Condition Good Translated from the Serbo-Croatian by Christina Pribicevic-Zoric. Written in two versions, male and female (both available in Vintage International), which are identical save for seventeen crucial lines, Dictionary is the imaginary book of knowledge of the Khazars, a people who flourished somewhere beyond Transylvania between the seventh and ninth centuries. Eschewing conventional narrative and plot, this lexicon novel combines the dictionaries of the world's three major religions with entries that leap between past and future, featuring three unruly wise men, a book printed in poison ink, suicide by mirrors, a chimerical princess, a sect of priests who can infiltrate one's dreams, romances between the living and the dead, and much more. Dust jacket has chips and wear to edges. 338 pages. Dust Jacket has fading to spine edge. Quantity Available: 1. Shipped Weight: 1-2 kilos. Category: Fiction; Fiction; ISBN: 0241125898. ISBN/EAN: 9780241125892. Inventory No: 231147. Hardcover 
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Price: 14.00 AUD 11.20 AUD 
 
 
My Father's Daughter, Tina Sinatra
14 Tina Sinatra My Father's Daughter
Simon & Schuster 237110 New York 2000 First Edition 0684870762 / 9780684870762 Hardcover Very Good Condition Very Good Celebrating the 100th anniversary of Sinatra's birth, a startling, compelling, yet affectionate portrait of an American entertainment legend by his youngest daughter, who writes about the man, his life, the accusations, and about the many people who surrounded him--wives, friends, lovers, users, and sycophants--from his Hoboken childhood through the notorious "Rat Pack," and beyond. Frank Sinatra seemed to have it all: genius, wealth, the love of beautiful women, glamorous friends from Las Vegas to the White House. But in this startling and remarkably outspoken memoir, his youngest daughter reveals an acutely restless, lonely and conflicted man. Through his marriages and front-page romances and the melancholy gaps between, Frank Sinatra searched for a contentment that eluded him. Tina writes candidly about the wedge his manipulative fourth wife, Barbara Marx, drove between father and daughter. My Father's Daughter, with its unflinching account of Sinatra's flaws and foibles, will shock many of his fans. At the same time, it is a deeply affectionate portrait written with love and warmth, a celebration of a daughter's fond esteem for her father and a respect for his great legacy. Even now, as we celebrate the 100th anniversary of his birth, the world remembers Frank Sinatra as one of the giants of the show business. In this book from someone inside the legend, Tina Sinatra remembers him as something more: a father, and a man. 313 pages. Illustrated with black and white photographs. Quantity Available: 1. Shipped Weight: Under 1 kilogram. Category: Biography; Biography & Autobiography; ISBN: 0684870762. ISBN/EAN: 9780684870762. Inventory No: 237110. Hardcover 
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My Father's Daughter, Tina Sinatra with Jeff Coplon
15 Tina Sinatra with Jeff Coplon My Father's Daughter
Simon & Schuster 238555 USA 2000 First Edition 0684870762 / 9780684870762 Hardcover Very Good Condition Very Good Celebrating the 100th anniversary of Sinatra's birth, a startling, compelling, yet affectionate portrait of an American entertainment legend by his youngest daughter, who writes about the man, his life, the accusations, and about the many people who surrounded him--wives, friends, lovers, users, and sycophants--from his Hoboken childhood through the notorious "Rat Pack," and beyond. Frank Sinatra seemed to have it all: genius, wealth, the love of beautiful women, glamorous friends from Las Vegas to the White House. But in this startling and remarkably outspoken memoir, his youngest daughter reveals an acutely restless, lonely and conflicted man. Through his marriages and front-page romances and the melancholy gaps between, Frank Sinatra searched for a contentment that eluded him. Tina writes candidly about the wedge his manipulative fourth wife, Barbara Marx, drove between father and daughter. My Father's Daughter, with its unflinching account of Sinatra's flaws and foibles, will shock many of his fans. At the same time, it is a deeply affectionate portrait written with love and warmth, a celebration of a daughter's fond esteem for her father and a respect for his great legacy. Even now, as we celebrate the 100th anniversary of his birth, the world remembers Frank Sinatra as one of the giants of the show business. In this book from someone inside the legend, Tina Sinatra remembers him as something more: a father, and a man. 313 pages. Illustrated with black and white photographs. Quantity Available: 1. Shipped Weight: 1-2 kilos. Category: Autobiography::Memoir; Biography & Autobiography; ISBN: 0684870762. ISBN/EAN: 9780684870762. Inventory No: 238555. Hardcover 
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