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Get a Life : Setting your 'Life Compass' for Success
1 Get a Life : Setting your 'Life Compass' for Success
Capstone 238080 Great Britain 2005 1841126489 / 9781841126487 Trade Paperback Very Good Condition No Dust Jacket Get a Life focuses on raising self-awareness and finding proactive ways to improve your life.Guides you through six key areas of your life: Career, Mind/Body, Finance, Relationships, Fun and Contribution.Features text case studies and challenge points all designed to help you get to the heart of what it is that motivates you and what you wish to achieve.Challenges you to reflect upon the way you think and behave and provides strategies for implementing changes. "Get a Life adds new and compelling dimensions to the idea of personal effectiveness both at work and at home. It balances some 'killer app' personal productivity tools alongside tremendous insights to manage your life goals and excellent advice on physical and mental well-being to achieve a winning performance-indispensable." Mike Dunlop, HR Mananger, Sun Microsystems 166 pages. Quantity Available: 1. Shipped Weight: Under 1 kilogram. Category: Self Help::Motivational; Self Help & Motivation; ISBN: 1841126489. ISBN/EAN: 9781841126487. Inventory No: 238080. Paperback 
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The Peruvian Experiment: Continuity and Change under Military Rule, Abraham F. Lowenthal
2 Abraham F. Lowenthal The Peruvian Experiment: Continuity and Change under Military Rule
Princeton University Press 235576 USA 1975 Softcover Good Condition Peru's self-proclaimed revolution--surprisingly extensive reforms initiated by the military government--has aroused great interest all over Latin America and the Third World 479 pages. Item Type: Ex-Library. Light foxing to outer page edges. Usual library stamps and markings. Quantity Available: 1. Shipped Weight: 1-2 kilos. Category: Politics; Psychology & Psychiatry; Inventory No: 235576. Paperback 
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The Yacoubian Building: A Modern Arabic Novel, Alaa Al Aswany
3 Alaa Al Aswany The Yacoubian Building: A Modern Arabic Novel
American University In Cairo Press 233551 Cairo 2006 9774160274 / 9789774160271 Softcover Very Good Condition All manner of flawed and fragile humanity reside in the Yacoubian Building, a once-elegant temple of Art Deco splendor now slowly decaying in the smog and bustle of downtown Cairo: a fading aristocrat and self-proclaimed "scientist of women"; a sultry, voluptuous siren; a devout young student, feeling the irresistible pull toward fundamentalism; a newspaper editor helplessly in love with a policeman; a corrupt and corpulent politician, twisting the Koran to justify his desires. These disparate lives careen toward an explosive conclusion in Alaa Al Aswany's remarkable international bestseller. Teeming with frank sexuality and heartfelt compassion, this book is an important window on to the experience of loss and love in the Arab world. 253 pages. Quantity Available: 1. Shipped Weight: Under 1 kilogram. Category: Fiction; Egypt; Fiction; ISBN/EAN: 9789774160271. Inventory No: 233551. Paperback 
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The Age of Turbulence: Adventures in a New World, Alan Greenspan
4 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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Good Benito, Alan Lightman
5 Alan Lightman Good Benito
Hodder & Stoughton 227005 London 1994 0340635169 / 9780340635162 Softcover Very Good Condition No Dust Jacket From the home-made rockets and experiments of his childhood to the complex equations he solved as a professor of physics, Bennett always knew he would lead a life of science. But his vision betrays him, revealing a profound incompleteness and an inability to confront the contradictions of his life: the black maid who loves him, the mentally absent father, the self destructive wife who invites his cruelty. As Bennett struggles between reason and intuition, he slowly learns to broaden his understanding of the world and his place in it. Price:GBP5.99 pb Edition:First Paperback Format:198 x 129 mm Imprint:Sceptre Markets:BCN x Can EAN:9780340635162 Alan Lightman was born in Memphis, Tennessee, in 1948, and was educated at Princeton and the California Institute of Technology. He has written for Granta, Harper's, The New Yorker, and The New York Review of Books. EINSTEIN'S DREAMS was his first book of fiction. He is professor of science and writing at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology. WHEREABOUTS: Massachusetts, USA PREVIOUS BOOKS: FICTION - Einstein's Dreams (Bloomsbury 1993, Sceptre 1994 0 340 58925 6). Non-Fiction Includes: Time Travel And Papa Joe's Pipe, Great Ideas In Physics And Time For Stars. THE PROMOTION *Alan Lightman will visit UK for publication and be part of the new Sceptre promotion for March 1996 *Co-operative promotions SELLING POINTS (1)Brilliant new novel by the much-feted author of Einstein's Dreams (2)Einstein's Dreams sold over 11,000 in pb (3)Excellent reviews: 'a moving and brilliant coming of age novel...the novel's virtues are numerous' Daily Telegraph Very light tanning to page edges . Quantity Available: 1. Shipped Weight: Under 1 kilogram. Category: Fiction; Fiction; ISBN: 0340635169. ISBN/EAN: 9780340635162. Inventory No: 227005. Paperback 
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Houses of the Horoscope: An Introduction, Alan Oken
6 Alan Oken Houses of the Horoscope: An Introduction
Crossing Press 232537 USA 1999 0895949326 / 9780895949325 Softcover Very Good Condition Astrology is an amazing tool for better understanding yourself, your friends, your planet, and the nature of Life itself. But how does astrology work? In HOUSES OF THE HOROSCOPE, Alan Oken explains that the natal horoscope is a blueprint and guide that creates a clear map to the self. He further explains how the positions of the astrological planets affect your life here on earth. Calculated for a person'¬?s date, time, and place of birth, the natal chart reveals a detailed portrait of an individual'¬?s relationship to the world. The various components of your natal horoscope reveal who you are, what you have to offer, and with whom you are most likely to share your talents, abilities, and love. 207 pages. Quantity Available: 1. Shipped Weight: Under 1 kilogram. Category: Astrology; New Age & Alternative; Divination. ISBN: 0895949326. ISBN/EAN: 9780895949325. Inventory No: 232537. Paperback 
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A Matter Of Opinion, Alan Ramsey
7 Alan Ramsey A Matter Of Opinion
A&U 237141 Australia 2009 First Edition 1742371582 / 9781742371580 Trade Paperback Very Good Condition No Dust Jacket Ward O'Neill For more than two decades, from mid-1987 to the end of 2008, no one had greater access to our national parliament and its politicians than Alan Ramsey. Informed, insightful and unafraid, his Wednesday and Saturday columns in The Sydney Morning Herald were always essential reading for many thousands of Australians.Here are 150 of his unflinching views of key political events of that era, among them: the often turbulent Hawke/Keating years, the 1990 recession 'we had to have', Labor's stunning dumping of Bob Hawke in December 1991 after he had led his party to four successive election victories in eight years, the Howard Government's slavish subservience to the Bush White House, the insidious channeling of Hansonism, John Howard's 'never ever' GST, the invasion of Iraq, the disintegration of the Democrats as a political force after the 1997 defection to Labor of its leader, Cheryl Kernot, the manipulation by both sides of politics of the 2001 children overboard incident, and the scandal of the Governor-General who ultimately resigned after the cover-up by the Anglican Church in Queensland of serial child abuse in church schools.Yet Ramsey's keen eye often observed with affection the values and behavior of others in national life, and he was as ready to give credit as he was to lay into the humbug, pomposity and deceit of political, personal and sectional self-interest.Some 'matters of opinion' of Alan Ramsey'There is no one now, and no one coming along, who can write like this.'David Marr'I'll miss his profound dislike of hypocrisy and his instinct for plain speaking.'Kerry O'Brien'A lion of a journalist in every way.'Michelle Grattan'In an arena of journalism where sameness is a vice, Ramsey is entirely his own man.'Les Carlyon'For years his column has been an essential, often enjoyable, frequently uncomfortable, part of my Saturday morning regime.'Kevin Rudd'He always added to my Saturday morning enjoyment.'Peter Costello'A must read.'Bob Brown'Grumpy old bastard. Seriously unique.'Bill HeffernanCover photograph: Andrew TaylorCover design: Blue Cork 340 pages. Light foxing to outer page edges. Slight crease on front cover. Black and white illustrations. Illustrator: Ward O'Neill. Quantity Available: 1. Shipped Weight: Under 1 kilogram. Category: Australian::Australian Politics; Politics & Government; ISBN/EAN: 9781742371580. Inventory No: 237141. Paperback 
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Stories For The Heart, Alice Gray - Compiler
8 Alice Gray - Compiler Stories For The Heart
Multinomah 238929 USA 2001 1576731278 / 9781576731277 Softcover Good Condition No Dust Jacket A picture is worth a thousand words, and a good story spans the generations. Now the same story treasury that has touched readers' souls since 1996 -- and launched a series with more than 4 million copies in print -- has gotten even better! Adorned with an updated cover to match later Stories collections and journals, and elegantly typeset within, the new book still offers over 100 encouraging story selections from some of America's best-loved communicators. Carry them in your heart, learn from their wisdom, and share them with someone you love. It's the storybook that sparked a movement! A picture is worth a thousand words -- and a good story spans generations. This book holds a collection of many timeless stories -- stories of compassion and encouragement. Carry them in your heart, learn from their wisdom, share them with someone you love. Whether you read them while curling up by the fire or basking in the sun, this soul-stirring treasury is sure to move you to much needed laughter and tears. 320 pages. Quantity Available: 1. Shipped Weight: Under 1 kilogram. Category: Inspirational; Self Help & Motivation; ISBN: 1576731278. ISBN/EAN: 9781576731277. Inventory No: 238929. Paperback 
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You Can't Keep a Good Woman Down, Alice Walker
9 Alice Walker You Can't Keep a Good Woman Down
The Women's Press 226349 Great Britain 1985 Reprint 070433884X / 9780704338845 Softcover Good Condition A natural evolution from the earlier, much-acclaimed collection In Love & Trouble, these fourteen provocative and often humorous stories show women oppressed but not defeated.These are hopeful stories about love, lust, fame, and cultural thievery, the delight of new lovers, and the rediscovery of old friends, affirmed even across self-imposed color lines. 167 pages. Light foxing to outer page edges. Quantity Available: 1. Shipped Weight: Under 500 grams. Category: Fiction; Fiction; ISBN: 070433884X. ISBN/EAN: 9780704338845. Inventory No: 226349. Paperback 
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Balancing Women - Time Management and Self-Esteem for Women, Alison Mulvaney-Smith
10 Alison Mulvaney-Smith Balancing Women - Time Management and Self-Esteem for Women
Simon & Schuster 231051 Australia 1997 0731806050 / 9780731806058 Softcover Good Condition 168 pages. Quantity Available: 1. Shipped Weight: Under 500 grams. Category: Self Help; Self Help & Motivation; ISBN: 0731806050. ISBN/EAN: 9780731806058. Inventory No: 231051. Paperback 
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The Death of Literature, Alvin Kernan
11 Alvin Kernan The Death of Literature
Yale University Press 227800 USA 1990 0300052383 / 9780300052381 Softcover Very Good Condition Literature has passed through a crisis of confidence in recent decades-a radical questioning of its traditional values and its importance to humanity. In this witty and eloquent book, a distinguished professor of humanities looks at some of the agents that have contributed to literature's demise and ponders whether its vitality can be restored in the changing circumstances of late twentieth-century culture. Other critics, such as E. D. Hirsch and Allan Bloom, have also explored the growing cultural illiteracy of modern society. Alvin Kernan probes deeper, relating the death of literature to potent forces in our postindustrial world-most obviously, the technological revolution that is rapidly transforming a print to an electronic culture, replacing the authority of the written word with the authority of television, film, and computer screens. The turn taken by literary criticism itself, in deconstructing traditional literature and declaring it void of meaning in itself, and in focusing on what are described as its ideological biases against women and nonwhites, has speeded the disintegration. Recent legal debates about copyright, plagiarism, and political patronage of the arts have exposed the greed and self-interest at work under the old romantic images of the imaginative creative artist and the work of art as a perfect, unchanging icon. Kernan describes a number of the crossroads where literature and society have met and literature has failed to stand up. He discusses the high comedy of the obscenity trial in England against Lady Chatterley's Lover, in which the British literary establishment vainly tried to define literature. He takes alarmed looks at such agents of literary disintegration as schools where children who watch television eight hours a day can't read, decisions about who chooses and defines the words included in dictionaries, faculty fights about the establishment of new departments and categories of study, and courtrooms where criminals try to profit from bestselling books about their crimes. According to Kernan, traditional literature is ceasing to be legitimate or useful in these changed social surroundings. What is needed, he says, if it is any longer possible in electronic culture, is a conception of literature that fits in some positive way with the new ethos of post-industrialism, plausibly claiming a place of importance both to individual lives and to society as a whole for the best kind of writing. 230 pages. Quantity Available: 1. Shipped Weight: Under 500 grams. Category: Literature::Literary Criticism; Literature & Literary; ISBN: 0300052383. ISBN/EAN: 9780300052381. Inventory No: 227800. Paperback 
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Somewhere: The Life of Jerome Robbins, Amanda Vaill
12 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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Congratulations on Your Divorce: The Road to Finding Your Happily Ever After, Amy Botwinick
13 Amy Botwinick Congratulations on Your Divorce: The Road to Finding Your Happily Ever After
Health Communications 237428 USA 2005 0757303226 / 9780757303227 Softcover Good Condition Prince Charming has turned into a toad or run off with Sleeping Beauty. . . . Now what? Optimistic, chatty and accessible, Congratulations on Your Divorce guides you through the treacherous paths of divorce and into a life of renewed joy. It describes the world of divorce-warts and all-with some much-needed comic relief and heart. You'll realize you're not alone as you read about how the author and other women have coped with the emotional craziness of un-coupling, jettisoned their emotional baggage and gotten back on the road to defining and finding their happily ever after. In a girlfriend-to-girlfriend conversational tone, Congratulations on Your Divorce explores all facets of divorce: from making the decision, to surviving the legal battles and getting on with life. Through the author's own experiences and those of other women, Congratulations on Your Divorce prepares you for the road ahead: how to get through the business of divorce with humor and aplomb, how to get beyond the bitterness and on to a healthy, happy life. 247 pages. Quantity Available: 1. Shipped Weight: Under 1 kilogram. Category: Self Help; ISBN: 0757303226. ISBN/EAN: 9780757303227. Inventory No: 237428. Paperback 
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Journal Of A Wife, Anais Nin
14 Anais Nin Journal Of A Wife
Penguin Twentieth-Century Classics 241960 Great Britain 1993 0140186654 / 9780140186659 Softcover Good Condition This story explores the inner world of a fascinating and complex woman whose affairs with four men express all the duplicity and fragmentation of self involved in the search for love. 297 pages. Light foxing to endpapers and page edges. Quantity Available: 1. Shipped Weight: Under 1 kilogram. Category: Autobiography; Biography & Autobiography; ISBN: 0140186654. ISBN/EAN: 9780140186659. Inventory No: 241960. Paperback 
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The Noonday Demon: An Atlas of Depression, Andrew Solomon
15 Andrew Solomon The Noonday Demon: An Atlas of Depression
Chatto & Windus 241991 Great Britain 2001 First UK Edition 0701168196 / 9780701168193 Hardcover Good Condition Good This extraordinarily moving, shocking and eye-opening work is set to become the classic text on the subject of depression, mental illness and the way we live now, for the literary market - the book that knocks even William Styron's Darkness Visible out of the water. Like Kay Jamison's An Unquiet Mind it digs deep and painfully into personal experience, but it also looks at the much wider picture - the historical, social, biological, chemical, pharmaceutical and medical aspects and implications of the disease - broadening the scope immeasurably. What is crucial is that Solomon has not only experienced what he is writing about firsthand, and describes the experience from the inside terrifyingly and brilliantly, but also that he has researched every aspect of depression, from the historical treatment and study of 'melancholy' as far back as the Greeks and Romans (who believed that cauliflower was good for depression), right through to the side effects of the pharmaceutical cocktails of the present day, case histories of people in & out of mental hospitals, faith healers, the power of suggestion, as well as the implications for the future of Western society. He also writes like a dream. 560 pages. Foxing to endpapers and page edges. Quantity Available: 1. Shipped Weight: 1-2 kilos. Category: Psychology; Self Help & Motivation; Self Help. ISBN: 0701168196. ISBN/EAN: 9780701168193. Inventory No: 241991. Hardcover 
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Bob Carr A Self Made Man, Andrew West and Rachel Morris
16 Andrew West and Rachel Morris Bob Carr A Self Made Man
HarperCollins 215743 Australia 2003 First Australian Edition 0732277507 / 9780732277505 Trade Paperback Very Good Condition No Dust Jacket 423 pages. Illustrated with black and white photographs. Quantity Available: 1. Shipped Weight: 1-2 kilos. Category: Australian::Australian Politics; Biography & Autobiography; biography. ISBN: 0732277507. ISBN/EAN: 9780732277505. Inventory No: 215743. Paperback 
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The Cat On The Mat Is Flat, Andy Griffiths
17 Andy Griffiths The Cat On The Mat Is Flat
Pan Macmillan 235124 Australia 2006 033042260X / 9780330422604 Softcover Good Condition Terry Denton Muck?! Uck! YUCK! Is it just bad luck when the truck of a duck gets stuck in the muck? Nine silly rhymes, and a pig that slimes, from a writer voted BEST by The New York Times! WARNING: This book may self-destruct if used to teach a lesson. "…The rat chased the cat. The rat chased the cat with the baseball bat. Around and around and around the mat the rat chased the cat with the baseball bat, until… KERSPLAT! Never again did that cat chase the rat- the cat was much too flat for that." 166 pages. Illustrator: Terry Denton. Quantity Available: 1. Shipped Weight: Under 1 kilogram. Category: Children's; Children; ISBN: 033042260X. ISBN/EAN: 9780330422604. Inventory No: 235124. Paperback 
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The Glass Inferno, Angelika Fremd
18 Angelika Fremd The Glass Inferno
University Of Queensland Press 227641 Australia 1992 0702224227 / 9780702224225 Softcover Good Condition No Dust Jacket In this sequel to Fremd's first novel 'Heartland', Inge Heinrich is fleeing memories of fascism, displacement and incest, and searching for her true sense of self. Her quest takes place in the permissive 60s as she moves from Melbourne to Brisbane via Sydney and Papua New Guinea. Tanning to pages. Quantity Available: 1. Shipped Weight: Under 250 grams. Category: Fiction; Fiction; ISBN: 0702224227. ISBN/EAN: 9780702224225. Inventory No: 227641. Paperback 
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Anglo-Saxon Attitudes, Angus Wilson
19 Angus Wilson Anglo-Saxon Attitudes
Penguin Books 241348 London 2015 0140013113 / 9780140013115 Softcover Near Fine Condition No Dust Jacket Gerald Middleton is a sixty-year-old self-proclaimed failure. Worse than that, he's "a failure with a conscience." As a young man, he was involved in an archaeological dig that turned up an obscene idol in the coffin of a seventh-century bishop and scandalized a generation. The discovery was in fact the most outrageous archaeological hoax of the century, and Gerald has long known who was responsible and why. But to reveal the truth is to risk destroying the world of cozy compromises that, personally as well as professionally, he has long made his own. One of England's first openly gay novelists, Angus Wilson was a dirty realist who relished the sleaze and scuffle of daily life. Slashingly satirical, virtuosically plotted, and displaying Dickensian humor and nerve, Anglo-Saxon Attitudes features a vivid cast of characters that includes scheming academics and fading actresses, big businessmen toggling between mistresses and wives, media celebrities, hustlers, transvestites, blackmailers, toadies, and even one holy fool. Everyone, it seems, is either in cahoots or in the dark, even as comically intrepid Gerald Middleton struggles to maintain some dignity while digging up a history of lies. 346 pages. TV Tie-In. Quantity Available: 1. Shipped Weight: Under 1 kilogram. Category: Fiction; Fiction; ISBN: 0140013113. ISBN/EAN: 9780140013115. Inventory No: 241348. Paperback 
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The Dwarf Giant, Anita Lobel
20 Anita Lobel The Dwarf Giant
Mulberry Books 232931 New York, USA 1996 First Edition 068814408X / 9780688144081 Softcover Very Good No Dust Jacket Anita Lobel Prince Mainichi and Princess Ichinichi are visited by a rude dwarf, who inflicts upon them evil and dangerous games before revealing his true self. PB, pictorial card covers 28pp, col ills. Minor rubbing to covers, inside is square, clean & tight. Illustrator: Anita Lobel. Quantity Available: 1. Shipped Weight: Under 500 grams. Category: Children's::Children's Large Format Illustrated; Children; ISBN: 068814408X. ISBN/EAN: 9780688144081. Inventory No: 232931. Paperback 
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