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Howard's War, Alison Broinowski
1 Alison Broinowski Howard's War
Scribe 235988 Melbourne 2003 0908011997 / 9780908011995 Softcover Very Good Condition Why did John Howard lead Australia into a highly unpopular war with Iraq? The war cost us more than $700 million, and hasn't delivered any of the results our leaders promised. John Howard hasn't revealed his real reasons for his strange behaviour, but this book does. 138 pages. Quantity Available: 1. Shipped Weight: Under 1 kilogram. Category: Australian::Australian Politics; Australia; Politics & Government; ISBN: 0908011997. ISBN/EAN: 9780908011995. Inventory No: 235988. Paperback 
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Price: 16.00 AUD
 
 
Cairo, Chris Womersley
2 Chris Womersley Cairo
Scribe 242554 Australia 2013 1922070513 / 9781922070517 Trade Paperback Good Condition Frustrated by country life and eager for adventure and excitement, seventeen-year-old Tom Button moves to the city to study. Once there, and living in a rundown apartment block called Cairo, he is befriended by the eccentric musician Max Cheever, his beautiful wife Sally, and their close-knit circle of painters and poets. As Tom falls under the sway of his charismatic older friends, he enters a bohemian world of parties and gallery openings. Soon, however, he is caught up in more sinister events involving deception and betrayal, not to mention one of the greatest unsolved art heists of the twentieth century: the infamous theft of Picasso's Weeping Woman. Set among the demimonde - where nothing and nobody is as they seem - Cairo is a novel about growing up, the perils of first love, and finding one's true place in the world. 295 pages. Previous owners name on front endpaper. Quantity Available: 1. Shipped Weight: 1-2 kilos. Category: Fiction; Fiction; ISBN/EAN: 9781922070517. Inventory No: 242554. Paperback 
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Ramses - The Son of the Light, Christian Jacq
3 Christian Jacq Ramses - The Son of the Light
Simon & Schuster 229953 London 1997 0684821192 / 9780684821191 Trade Paperback Very Good Condition No Dust Jacket Whenever the grandeur of Ancient Egypt is evoked, there is one name which comes immediately to mind - Ramses II, the pharaoh who reigned for more than sixty years. Here, he is still only fourteen years old. His father, Seti is worshipped by his people and has made his empire the most powerful in the world. But who will be his successor? Should it be his eldest son, Shanaar, a calculating schemer; or Ramses, still passionate and impetuous? Unbeknownst to Ramses, Seti sets about teaching him his supreme duty. The tests and traps, sometimes potentially mortal, begin to multiply. And meanwhile, will Ramses escape the machinations of his brother? Will he know how to choose between Iset the Beautiful and the mysterious Nefertari? He has only a few friends he can really trust: Moses, his Hebrew schoolfriend, who shares his spirited temperament; Setaou, the snake charmer; and Ameni, the scribe. 360 pages. Quantity Available: 1. Shipped Weight: 1-2 kilos. Category: Fiction; Fiction; ISBN: 0684821192. ISBN/EAN: 9780684821191. Inventory No: 229953. Paperback 
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Price: 17.50 AUD
 
 
Unfinished Business: Paul Keating's Interrupted Revolution, David Love
4 David Love Unfinished Business: Paul Keating's Interrupted Revolution
Scribe 235211 Melbourne 2008 1921372192 / 9781921372193 Softcover Very Good Condition In the early 1980s, Paul Keating set out to reinvent the Australian economy. He floated the Australian dollar, liberated banking and finance from its regulatory shackles, and - most significantly - introduced a universal superannuation scheme. The results were astounding growth in the value of our national economy and in the personal wealth of ordinary Australians. Keating's revolution was based on his insight that, by encouraging all of us to save for retirement, a huge pool of investment capital would be created that would help enrich the nation. But the fulfilment of his vision was denied by his political opponents after the Australian people voted Keating out in 1996. In this book, David Love, a veteran economic and financial observer, explores the story of Keating's revolution - a story that has never before been fully told - and sounds a timely warning that the failure to finish the job Keating started has left our new-found prosperity vulnerable, particularly in the current climate of international economic uncertainty. The revolution, it turns out, is at least as relevant to the future as it has been to the past 265 pages. Light tanning to pages. Quantity Available: 1. Shipped Weight: Under 1 kilogram. Category: Australian::Australian Politics; Politics & Government; ISBN/EAN: 9781921372193. Inventory No: 235211. Paperback 
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Don't Turn Your Back in the Barn: Adventures of a Country Vet, Dr. David Perrin
5 Dr. David Perrin Don't Turn Your Back in the Barn: Adventures of a Country Vet
Scribe Publications 241076 Australia 2001 0908011717 / 9780908011711 Softcover Good Condition David Perrin tells of his unforgettable first year as a veterinarian in rural Canada. 291 pages. Item Type: Ex-Library. Pages browned at edges. Usual library stamps and markings. Quantity Available: 1. Shipped Weight: 1-2 kilos. Category: Autobiography::Memoir; Biography & Autobiography; ISBN: 0908011717. ISBN/EAN: 9780908011711. Inventory No: 241076. Paperback 
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Indelible Ink, Fiona McGregor
6 Fiona McGregor Indelible Ink
Scribe 243222 Melbourne 2010 1921215968 / 9781921215964 Trade Paperback Good Condition Marie King is a 59-year-old divorcee from Sydney's affluent north shore. Having devoted her rather conventional life to looking after her husband and three children - who have now all departed the family home - she is experiencing something of an identity crisis, especially as she must now sell the family home and thus lose her beloved garden. On a folly she gets a tattoo. Marie forges a friendship with her tattoo artist, Rhys, who introduces her to an alternative side of Sydney from that to which Marie is accustomed. Through their burgeoning connection, Marie's two worlds collide causing great friction within Marie's family and with her circle of rich friends. Indelible Ink is a multi-layered examination of how we live now, in which one family becomes a microcosm for the changes operating in society at large. 452 pages. Pages browned. Quantity Available: 1. Shipped Weight: 1-2 kilos. Category: Fiction; Australia; Fiction; Australian::Australian Fiction. ISBN/EAN: 9781921215964. Inventory No: 243222. Paperback 
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Price: 14.00 AUD
 
 
People Of The Book, Geraldine Brooks
7 Geraldine Brooks People Of The Book
HarperPerennial 243950 Great Britain 2008 0732280370 / 9780732280376 Softcover Good Condition In 1996, Hanna Heath, an Australian rare-book expert, is offered the job of a lifetime: analysis and conservation of the famed Sarajevo Haggadah, which has been rescued from Serb shelling during the Bosnian war. Priceless and beautiful, the book is one of the earliest Jewish volumes ever to be illuminated with images. When Hanna, a caustic loner with a passion for her work, discovers a series of tiny artifacts in its ancient binding—an insect wing fragment, wine stains, salt crystals, a white hair—she begins to unlock the book’s mysteries. The reader is ushered into an exquisitely detailed and atmospheric past, tracing the book’s journey from its salvation back to its creation. In Bosnia during World War II, a Muslim risks his life to protect it from the Nazis. In the hedonistic salons of fin-de-siècle Vienna, the book becomes a pawn in the struggle against the city’s rising anti-Semitism. In inquisition-era Venice, a Catholic priest saves it from burning. In Barcelona in 1492, the scribe who wrote the text sees his family destroyed by the agonies of enforced exile. And in Seville in 1480, the reason for the Haggadah’s extraordinary illuminations is finally disclosed. Hanna’s investigation unexpectedly plunges her into the intrigues of fine art forgers and ultra-nationalist fanatics. Her experiences will test her belief in herself and the man she has come to love. 372 pages. Tanning to pages. Quantity Available: 1. Shipped Weight: Under 500 grams. Category: Fiction; Fiction; ISBN/EAN: 9780732280376. Inventory No: 243950. Paperback 
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Price: 16.00 AUD
 
 
People Of The Book, Geraldine Brooks
8 Geraldine Brooks People Of The Book
HarperPerennial 226951 Great Britain 2008 0007177429 / 9780007177424 Softcover Near Fine Condition In 1996, Hanna Heath, an Australian rare-book expert, is offered the job of a lifetime: analysis and conservation of the famed Sarajevo Haggadah, which has been rescued from Serb shelling during the Bosnian war. Priceless and beautiful, the book is one of the earliest Jewish volumes ever to be illuminated with images. When Hanna, a caustic loner with a passion for her work, discovers a series of tiny artifacts in its ancient binding—an insect wing fragment, wine stains, salt crystals, a white hair—she begins to unlock the book’s mysteries. The reader is ushered into an exquisitely detailed and atmospheric past, tracing the book’s journey from its salvation back to its creation. In Bosnia during World War II, a Muslim risks his life to protect it from the Nazis. In the hedonistic salons of fin-de-siècle Vienna, the book becomes a pawn in the struggle against the city’s rising anti-Semitism. In inquisition-era Venice, a Catholic priest saves it from burning. In Barcelona in 1492, the scribe who wrote the text sees his family destroyed by the agonies of enforced exile. And in Seville in 1480, the reason for the Haggadah’s extraordinary illuminations is finally disclosed. Hanna’s investigation unexpectedly plunges her into the intrigues of fine art forgers and ultra-nationalist fanatics. Her experiences will test her belief in herself and the man she has come to love. 372 pages. Quantity Available: 1. Shipped Weight: Under 500 grams. Category: Fiction; Fiction; ISBN/EAN: 9780007177424. Inventory No: 226951. Paperback 
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Price: 16.50 AUD
 
 
Shantaram, Gregory David Roberts
9 Gregory David Roberts Shantaram
Scribe 243446 New York 2005 Reprint 192076920X / 9781920769208 Softcover Good Condition "It took me a long time and most of the world to learn what I know about love and fate and the choices we make, but the heart of it came to me in an instant, while I was chained to a wall and being tortured." So begins this epic, mesmerizing first novel set in the underworld of contemporary Bombay. Shantaram is narrated by Lin, an escaped convict with a false passport who flees maximum security prison in Australia for the teeming streets of a city where he can disappear. Accompanied by his guide and faithful friend, Prabaker, the two enter Bombay's hidden society of beggars and gangsters, prostitutes and holy men, soldiers and actors, and Indians and exiles from other countries, who seek in this remarkable place what they cannot find elsewhere. As a hunted man without a home, family, or identity, Lin searches for love and meaning while running a clinic in one of the city's poorest slums, and serving his apprenticeship in the dark arts of the Bombay mafia. The search leads him to war, prison torture, murder, and a series of enigmatic and bloody betrayals. The keys to unlock the mysteries and intrigues that bind Lin are held by two people. The first is Khader Khan: mafia godfather, criminal-philosopher-saint, and mentor to Lin in the underworld of the Golden City. The second is Karla: elusive, dangerous, and beautiful, whose passions are driven by secrets that torment her and yet give her a terrible power. Burning slums and five-star hotels, romantic love and prison agonies, criminal wars and Bollywood films, spiritual gurus and mujaheddin guerrillas---this huge novel has the world of human experience in its reach, and a passionate love for India at its heart. Based on the life of the author, it is by any measure the debut of an extraordinary voice in literature. 936 pages. Quantity Available: 1. Shipped Weight: 1-2 kilos. Category: Fiction; United States; Fiction; ISBN: 192076920X. ISBN/EAN: 9781920769208. Inventory No: 243446. Paperback 
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Price: 17.00 AUD
 
 
Shantaram, Gregory David Roberts
10 Gregory David Roberts Shantaram
Scribe 242936 New York 2005 Reprint 192076920X / 9781920769208 Softcover Very Good Condition "It took me a long time and most of the world to learn what I know about love and fate and the choices we make, but the heart of it came to me in an instant, while I was chained to a wall and being tortured." So begins this epic, mesmerizing first novel set in the underworld of contemporary Bombay. Shantaram is narrated by Lin, an escaped convict with a false passport who flees maximum security prison in Australia for the teeming streets of a city where he can disappear. Accompanied by his guide and faithful friend, Prabaker, the two enter Bombay's hidden society of beggars and gangsters, prostitutes and holy men, soldiers and actors, and Indians and exiles from other countries, who seek in this remarkable place what they cannot find elsewhere. As a hunted man without a home, family, or identity, Lin searches for love and meaning while running a clinic in one of the city's poorest slums, and serving his apprenticeship in the dark arts of the Bombay mafia. The search leads him to war, prison torture, murder, and a series of enigmatic and bloody betrayals. The keys to unlock the mysteries and intrigues that bind Lin are held by two people. The first is Khader Khan: mafia godfather, criminal-philosopher-saint, and mentor to Lin in the underworld of the Golden City. The second is Karla: elusive, dangerous, and beautiful, whose passions are driven by secrets that torment her and yet give her a terrible power. Burning slums and five-star hotels, romantic love and prison agonies, criminal wars and Bollywood films, spiritual gurus and mujaheddin guerrillas---this huge novel has the world of human experience in its reach, and a passionate love for India at its heart. Based on the life of the author, it is by any measure the debut of an extraordinary voice in literature. 936 pages. Previous owners small sticker on front endpaper. Quantity Available: 1. Shipped Weight: 1-2 kilos. Category: Fiction; United States; Fiction; ISBN: 192076920X. ISBN/EAN: 9781920769208. Inventory No: 242936. Paperback 
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Price: 18.00 AUD
 
 
Politics And The Media, Henry Rosenbloom
11 Henry Rosenbloom Politics And The Media
Scribe 238666 Australia 1978 0908011016 / 9780908011018 Softcover Good Condition No Dust Jacket 160 pages. Quantity Available: 1. Shipped Weight: Under 1 kilogram. Category: Politics::Political Science; Politics & Government; ISBN: 0908011016. ISBN/EAN: 9780908011018. Inventory No: 238666. Paperback 
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Price: 16.00 AUD
 
 
N'Heures Souris Rames - The Coucy Castle Manuscript, Ormonde De Kay [translated and Annotated by]
12 Ormonde De Kay [translated and Annotated by] N'Heures Souris Rames - The Coucy Castle Manuscript
Angus & Robertson 227061 Great Britain 1983 First Edition 0207145997 / 9780207145995 Hardcover Very Good Good 40 pages plus afterword, bibliography and index. Written out four centuries ago by an idle scribe, these curious rhymes were salvaged earlier last century from the ruins of famed Coucy Castle. In his zeal to unriddle their mysteries, Mr de Kay failed to note their similarity to certain well-known English rhymes, but when he did, he stumbled on a discovery that is sure to turn the study of comparative literature on its head - or on its ear. Quantity Available: 1. Shipped Weight: Under 500 grams. Category: Literature::Literary Criticism; Literature & Literary; ISBN: 0207145997. ISBN/EAN: 9780207145995. Inventory No: 227061. Hardcover 
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Price: 19.00 AUD
 
 
Good Murder [A William Power Mystery], Robert Gott
13 Robert Gott Good Murder [A William Power Mystery]
Scribe Publications 241418 Melbourne 2004 1920769250 / 9781920769253 Softcover Good Condition It's 1942, and war is raging in Europe and in the Pacific. The Japanese army is on Australia's doorstep, and the small coastal Queensland town of Maryborough is on full war footing. The engineering plant is churning out battleships, and pilots are being trained at the airbase. The people are prepared to meet Hirohito's army head on. What they are not prepared for is the arrival in the town of a troupe of incompetent actors whose over confident leader, William Power, is determined to bring his daring production of Titus Andronicus to the barbarians of rural Australia. 293 pages. Light tanning to pages. Previous owners name on front endpaper. Quantity Available: 1. Shipped Weight: Under 1 kilogram. Category: Fiction::Crime Fiction; Australia; Crime Fiction; Australian::Australian Fiction. ISBN: 1920769250. ISBN/EAN: 9781920769253. Inventory No: 241418. Paperback 
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Price: 16.00 AUD
 


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