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Incline Our Hearts, A. N. Wilson
1 A. N. Wilson Incline Our Hearts
Penguin 228119 London 1990 0140113371 / 9780140113372 Softcover Very Good Condition Very Good From A.N. Wilson, comes the story of the sentimental education of Julian Ramsey. After an agonising (and often hilarious) passage through prep school, public school, and army service, Julian begins an exploration of love and friendship and what it really means to "know" someone, in this comic, yet touching, coming of age story. 250 pages. Light tanning to pages. Quantity Available: 1. Shipped Weight: Under 1 kilogram. Category: Myth, Legend, Folk & Fairy Tales; Myths, Legends & Folklore; ISBN: 0140113371. ISBN/EAN: 9780140113372. Inventory No: 228119. Paperback 
Price: 17.00 AUD 12.75 AUD 
The Sentimental Bloke, C.J. Dennis
2 C.J. Dennis The Sentimental Bloke
Angus & Robertson 233648 Australia 1976 0207133816 / 9780207133817 Softcover Good Condition No Dust Jacket Clarence Michael James Stanislaus Dennis, better known as C. J. Dennis, (1876- 1938) was an Australian poet famous for his humorous poems, especially The Sentimental Bloke, published in the early 20th century. At the age of 19 he was employed as a solicitor's clerk. It was while he was working in this job that, like banker's clerk Banjo Paterson before him, his first poem was published. He later went on to publish in The Bulletin, as Paterson and Henry Lawson had also done. The three are often considered Australia's three most famous poets; though Dennis's work is less well known today, his 1916 publication of The Sentimental Bloke sold 65,000 copies in its first year, and by 1917 he was the most prosperous poet in Australian history. The Songs of a Sentimental Bloke and numerous spinoffs published subsequently related the everyday adventures of the title character Bill, his girl Doreen, his friend Ginger Mick, and other characters. The poems are written in dialect, and present the Sentimental Bloke as a typical larrikin. 165 pages. Light browning to page edges. Quantity Available: 1. Shipped Weight: Under 500 grams. Category: Australian::Australian Poetry, Prose, Verse; Poetry; ISBN: 0207133816. ISBN/EAN: 9780207133817. Inventory No: 233648. Paperback 
Price: 15.50 AUD 11.63 AUD 
Gender and the Professional Predicament in Nursing, Celia Davies
3 Celia Davies Gender and the Professional Predicament in Nursing
Open University Press 226298 Great Britain 1996 0335194028 / 9780335194025 Trade Paperback Very Good Condition No Dust Jacket Gender and the Professional Predicament in Nursing examines the ways in which our understanding of nursing is gendered, and how our notion of nursing is connected to our idea of what it is to be a woman. It explores the implications this connection has for the status of nursing as a profession, and re-examines some of the fundamental questions that the nursing profession has tried to address, such as: * what is nursing care? * who should do it? * why is it so difficult to manage the provision of nursing care? Gender and the Professional Predicament in Nursing demonstrates that once nurses try to define and shape the nature of their work they are marginalized or silenced. Frequent descriptions of them as 'sentimental', 'divided' or 'incompetent' highlight the need to understand nurses' exclusion from policy debates, and why their voices are so seldom heard. Celia Davies contends that in a society divided by gender, defining nursing as women's work is deeply contradictory. We value nurses but devalue nursing. She suggests that alongside the debates about managerial efficiency in the NHS we need another kind of debate about how we organize health and social care, about what we mean by professionalism and about the worth of caring work. This book is important reading for students of women's studies, nursing, allied professions in health and medicine, policy makers and human resource managers. 220 pages. Text has been underlined in pencil in places. Quantity Available: 1. Shipped Weight: 1-2 kilos. Category: Health::Medical; Medicine & Health; ISBN: 0335194028. ISBN/EAN: 9780335194025. Inventory No: 226298. Paperback 
Price: 23.50 AUD 17.63 AUD 
My Dark Rosaleen, Frank Delaney
4 Frank Delaney My Dark Rosaleen
Arena 227661 Great Britain 1990 0099706709 / 9780099706700 Softcover Very Good Condition Credible, compulsive, frightening novella from the author of A Stranger in Their Midst. 'Several weeks ago, I became involved in a local incident which grew into a national scandal, a front-page story: now it threatens me vitally, though none of it was my doing, not any of it.' So writes Patrick Newman, the bank cashier at the heart of this novella. On Saturday 13 June 1959, somewhere on an unnamed island coast Newman gives a lift to a local girl, Rose O'Mara, and, later, to the enigmatic old man who is to become his tormentor, Henry Mac. From that moment his nightmare begins. Sinister characters stalk him -- Led the driver, Affectionate Pat the barman, and Rank the Senator. My Dark Rosaleen was Frank Delaney's first essay into fiction after four non-fiction bestseller. The title is that of a well-known ballad, in which patriots for centuries celebrated their love of country through the name of a mythical, beautiful woman. In Patrick Newman's story that ballad become a motif, first sentimental, then political and romantic, finally devastating, as the young man's fears for his own future intensify. 126 pages. Quantity Available: 1. Shipped Weight: Under 250 grams. Category: Fiction; Fiction; ISBN: 0099706709. ISBN/EAN: 9780099706700. Inventory No: 227661. Paperback 
Price: 16.50 AUD 12.38 AUD 
The Secret Agent, Joseph Conrad
5 Joseph Conrad The Secret Agent
Penguin Books 236952 London 1963 Softcover Good Condition No Dust Jacket 'Then the vision of an enormous town presented itself, of a monstrous town...a cruel devourer of the world's light. There was room enough there to place any story, depth enough for any passion, variety enough there for any setting, darkness enough to bury five millions of lives.' Conrad's 'monstrous town' is London, and his story of espionage and counter-espionage, anarchists and embassies, is a detective story that becomes the story of Winnie Verloc's tenacity in maintaining her devotion to her peculiar and simple-minded brother, Stevie, as they pursue their very ordinary lives above a rather dubious shop in the back streets of Soho. However, far from offering any sentimental picture, The Secret Agent is Conrad's funniest novel. Its savagely witty picture of human absurdity and misunderstanding is written in an ironic style that provokes laughter and unease at the same time, and that continues to provide one of the most disturbing visions of aspiration and futility in twentieth century literature. 248 pages. Light foxing to outer page edges. Quantity Available: 1. Shipped Weight: Under 1 kilogram. Category: Literature; Literature & Literary; Inventory No: 236952. Paperback 
Price: 16.50 AUD 12.38 AUD 
Emily Bronte, Katherine Frank
6 Katherine Frank Emily Bronte
Penguin Books 233421 1992 0140156267 / 9780140156263 Softcover Good Condition The most gifted of her famous, troubled family, Emily Bronte has too often been portrayed in "storm-tossed, sentimental" biographies, according to Katherine Frank. Now Frank presents a startling new interpretation: pledged to self-denial and social isolation, Emily starved herself, contributing to her wild imagination. 16-page insert. 303 pages. Tanning to pages. Quantity Available: 1. Shipped Weight: Under 1 kilogram. Category: Biography; Biography & Autobiography; ISBN: 0140156267. ISBN/EAN: 9780140156263. Inventory No: 233421. Paperback 
Price: 20.50 AUD 15.38 AUD 
The Age of Scandal: An Excursion Through A Minor Period, T. H. White
7 T. H. White The Age of Scandal: An Excursion Through A Minor Period
Penguin Books 232338 Great Britain 1963 Reprint Softcover Very Good Condition "Between the Classical & the Romantic movements...there existed this other age, which was one of peculiar flavor," writes T.H. White, author of The Sword in the Stone & other tales of Arthurian bravery. The Age of Scandal focuses on the period in late 18th-century England following the Age of Reason--a period characterized by dilettantism, material comfort & eccentricity. The literary sway of Swift, Pope & Johnson had by then given way to a more aristocratic set of literati, of whom Horace Walpole, writing from the house he'd christened Strawberry Hill, was the most splendidly eloquent example. Walpole etc. "were among the 1st people in England to be apprehended as personalities...Eccentric, individual, sentimental, dramatic, tearful," they were lovers of gossip, fashion & exhibitionistic behavior. Among the most colorful were Selwyn, a famed execution-goer; Beckford, building an astonishing tower at Fronthill; & Joanna Southcott, remembered for her shocking announcement that she'd give birth to the new Messiah. Based on writings by Horace Walpole & other literate recorders, White has constructed a "little scrapbook of a nostalgic Tory." Here's the fascinating record of another period of literary history by one of the best-loved writers of our own. He describes the eccentricities of the 18th-century Royal Family, the fashions of the nobility--the powdering of wigs, eating, drinking, medicine, birthday parties, theater & pronunciation; attitudes toward religion & sport; &, above all, the outgageous gossip circulating in literary circles. A witty, idiosyncratic, audacious portrait of a waning aristocracy, The Age of Scandal is an entertaining, authoritative description of late 18th-century English literati. Penguin Books 1839. With twelve plates. 234 pages. Tanning to pages. Quantity Available: 1. Shipped Weight: Under 1 kilogram. Category: Fiction; Fiction; Inventory No: 232338. Paperback 
Price: 18.50 AUD 13.88 AUD 
Addition, Toni Jordan
8 Toni Jordan Addition
Text Publishing 236564 Melbourne 2008 1921351241 / 9781921351242 Trade Paperback Good Condition Grace Lisa Vandenburg counts. The letters in her name (19). The steps she takes every morning to the local cafe (920); the number of poppy seeds on her slice of orange cake, which dictates the number of bites she'll take to finish it. Grace counts everything, because numbers hold the world together. And she needs to keep an eye on how they're doing. Seamus Joseph O'Reilly (also a 19, with the sexiest hands Grace has ever seen) thinks she might be better off without the counting. If she could hold down a job, say. Or make a sandwich containing an unknown number of sprouts. Grace's problem is that Seamus doesn't count. Her other problem is...he does. Grace is witty, flirtatious and headstrong. She's not a bit sentimental but even so, she may be about to lose track of the number of ways she can fall in love. 217 pages. Foxing to endpapers and page edges. Quantity Available: 1. Shipped Weight: Under 1 kilogram. Category: Fiction; Australia; Fiction; Australian::Australian Fiction. ISBN/EAN: 9781921351242. Inventory No: 236564. Paperback 
Price: 20.50 AUD 15.38 AUD 
The Sailor Who Fell From Grace With The Sea, Yukio Mishima
9 Yukio Mishima The Sailor Who Fell From Grace With The Sea
Vintage 232904 Great Britain 1999 0099284790 / 9780099284796 Softcover Very Good Condition A band of savage thirteen-year-old boys reject the adult world as illusory, hypocritical, and sentimental, and train themselves in a brutal callousness they call 'objectivity'. When the mother of one of them begins an affair with a ship's officer, he and his friends idealise the man at first; but it is not long before they conclude that he is in fact soft and romantic. They regard this disallusionment as an act of betrayal on his part - and the retribution is deliberate and horrifying. 181 pages. Tanning to page edges. Quantity Available: 1. Shipped Weight: Under 500 grams. Category: Fiction; Fiction; ISBN/EAN: 9780099284796. Inventory No: 232904. Paperback 
Price: 17.00 AUD 12.75 AUD 

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