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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 
Price: 11.94 AUD 8.36 AUD 
Jewels and Ashes, Arnold Zable
2 Arnold Zable Jewels and Ashes
Scribe 228112 Melbourne 0908011202 / 9780908011209 Softcover Good Condition Romance and terror, light and shadow, replicas and originals, hover side by side, seeking reconciliation, while within me there is a sense of awe and a silent refrain- I am here, at last I am here; and it is far more beautiful than I had imagined. And far more devastating. Yet, somehow, never have I felt so much at peace. In the twenty-five years since it was published, Jewels and Ashes has become a classic, a book that has stood the test of time. Compelled by the momentum of memory, the unsettling fragments of ancestral stories told him as a child, Arnold Zable travels to the Eastern European countryside of his parents' remembrance, the terrain of his dreams and imagination, where he retraces the steps of the generations before him. Miraculously, it is this journey to the past that allows Zable to understand the present - the inner lives of those who, like his parents, survived the hatred but lost every trace of his family and former lives. Arnold Zable has articulated, exquisitely, the haunted consciousness of the next generation. An astonishing achievement, this is a lyrical, transcendent, luminous work. 210 pages. Quantity Available: 1. Shipped Weight: Under 500 grams. Category: Autobiography::Memoir; Australia; Biography & Autobiography; History. ISBN: 0908011202. ISBN/EAN: 9780908011209. Inventory No: 228112. Paperback 
Price: 12.44 AUD 8.71 AUD 
The World Beneath, Cate Kennedy
3 Cate Kennedy The World Beneath
Scribe 241649 Melbourne 2009 1921372966 / 9781921372964 Trade Paperback Good Condition Once Rich and Sandy were environmental activists, part of a world-famous blockade in Tasmania to save the wilderness. Now, 25 years later, they have settled into the uncomfortable compromises of middle age - although they've gone about it in very different ways. About the only thing they have in common these days is their 15-year-old daughter, Sophie. When Rich decides to take Sophie, whom he hardly knows, on a walk into the Tasmanian wilderness, his overconfidence and her growing disillusion with him set off a chain of events that none of them could have predicted. Instead of respect, Rich finds antagonism in the relationship he hoped to create with Sophie, and, in the vast wilderness he once felt an affinity with, nothing but disorientation and fear. The uneasy truce established long ago between Rich and Sandy is shattered when he and Sophie leave the track to explore the remote terrain known as the Labyrinth. As days pass with no word, all three begin to understand that if they are to survive, each must traverse not only the secret territories that lie between them but also those within themselves. 342 pages. Foxing to endpapers and page edges. Quantity Available: 1. Shipped Weight: 1-2 kilos. Category: Fiction; Australia; Fiction; ISBN/EAN: 9781921372964. Inventory No: 241649. Paperback 
Price: 10.00 AUD 7.00 AUD 
Ramses - The Son of the Light, Christian Jacq
4 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 
Price: 13.43 AUD 9.40 AUD 
Flaws In The Ice: In Search of Douglas Mawson, David Day
5 David Day Flaws In The Ice: In Search of Douglas Mawson
Scribe 241265 Melbourne 2013 1922070742 / 9781922070746 Trade Paperback Very Good Condition In Flaws in the Ice, prize-winning historian David Day searches for the real Douglas Mawson. After travelling south on his own six-week odyssey to the Antarctic, the author answers the difficult questions about Mawson that have hitherto lain buried - from questions about his intimate relationship with Lady Scott, and his leadership of the ill-fated Australiasian Antarctic Expedition of 1911-14, to his conduct during the legendary trek that led to the death of his two companions. He also explores how Mawson subsequently concealed his failures and deficiencies as an expedition leader, and created for himself a heroic image that has persisted for a century. For many decades, there has been only one published, first-hand account of the expedition - the one written and orchestrated by Mawson himself. Only recently have alternative accounts become publicly available. The most important of these is the long-suppressed diary of Mawson's deputy, Cecil Madigan, who is scathing in his criticisms of Mawson's abilities, achievements, and character. At the same time, other accounts have appeared from leading members of the expedition that also challenge Mawson's official story. In this compelling and revealing new book, David Day draws upon all this new evidence, as well as on the vast research he undertook for his international history of Antarctica, and on his own experience of sailing to the Antarctic coastline where Mawson's reputation was first created. Flaws in the Ice will change perceptions of Douglas Mawson forever 316 pages. Tanning to page edges. Quantity Available: 1. Shipped Weight: 1-2 kilos. Category: Exploration; Australia; Exploration; History. ISBN/EAN: 9781922070746. Inventory No: 241265. Paperback 
Price: 15.00 AUD 10.50 AUD 
Unfinished Business: Paul Keating's Interrupted Revolution, David Love
6 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 
Price: 12.94 AUD 9.06 AUD 
Don't Turn Your Back in the Barn: Adventures of a Country Vet, Dr. David Perrin
7 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 
Price: 12.00 AUD 8.40 AUD 
People Of The Book, Geraldine Brooks
8 Geraldine Brooks People Of The Book
HarperPerennial 235896 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. Foxing to endpapers and page edges. Quantity Available: 1. Shipped Weight: Under 500 grams. Category: Fiction; Fiction; ISBN/EAN: 9780732280376. Inventory No: 235896. Paperback 
Price: 11.94 AUD 8.36 AUD 
Politics And The Media, Henry Rosenbloom
9 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 
Price: 11.94 AUD 8.36 AUD 
N'Heures Souris Rames - The Coucy Castle Manuscript, Ormonde De Kay [translated and Annotated by]
10 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 
Price: 14.93 AUD 10.45 AUD 
Good Murder [A William Power Mystery], Robert Gott
11 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 
Price: 12.00 AUD 8.40 AUD 

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