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Encounters, Barbara Erskine
1 Barbara Erskine Encounters
Harper Collins 237983 Great Britain 1990 Softcover Good Condition No Dust Jacket A captivating volume of over forty short stories full of love, hope, and fear, from the Sunday Times bestselling author of Lady of Hay. Barbara Erskine is a born storyteller. The tales in 'Encounters' illustrate her extraordinary talent for capturing the spirit of a place and drawing us into the hearts and minds of her characters. Some are humorous, some thrilling, while others are unashamedly sentimental. Old-fashioned love stories such as 'A Face in the Crowd' follow ingenious ghost stories, and in 'A Step Out of Time' the past and present come together, drawing back the curtain that separates us from our ancestors. No one who has enjoyed Barbara Erskine's best-selling novels - Lady of Hay, Kingdom of Shadows, Child of the Phoenix and Midnight is a Lonely Place - will be able to resist this gripping collection. 546 pages. Spine slightly creased. Light foxing to outer page edges. A bit worn around the edges with a few bumps collected no doubt over the years from normal use.. Quantity Available: 1. Shipped Weight: Under 1 kilogram. Category: Fiction; Fiction; Inventory No: 237983. Paperback 
Price: 12.00 AUD
The World of the Sentimental Bloke, Barry Watts [Compiled]
2 Barry Watts [Compiled] The World of the Sentimental Bloke
Angus & Robertson 241170 Australia 1976 020713366 Hardcover Very Good Condition Oblong. This is a scrapbook of C J Dennis's life and popular work as well as the films, plays and records which his writing inspired. Has plastic slip cover which has a few small tears to edges 128 pages. Quantity Available: 1. Shipped Weight: 1-2 kilos. Category: Australian::Australian Poetry, Prose, Verse; Poetry; Inventory No: 241170. Hardcover 
Price: 24.00 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: 19.00 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: 12.00 AUD
Madame Bovary, Gustave Flaubert
5 Gustave Flaubert Madame Bovary
Penguin Books 242966 Great Britain 1992 0140445269 / 9780140445268 Softcover Very Good Condition No Dust Jacket The subject is French bourgeois life in all its inglorious banality, which Flaubert invented a modern style to match. Emma, a bored provincial housewife, abandons her husband Charles to pursue the libertine Rodolphe in a desperate love affair. The author also wrote "Sentimental Education". 291 pages. Quantity Available: 1. Shipped Weight: Under 1 kilogram. Category: Literature; Literature & Literary; ISBN/EAN: 9780140445268. Inventory No: 242966. Paperback 
Price: 12.00 AUD
Goebbels: A Biography, Helmut Heiber
6 Helmut Heiber Goebbels: A Biography
Da Capo 244120 New York 1982 0306801876 / 9780306801877 Softcover Good Condition Binding split at page 254.An unlikely candidate for prestige and power within the Third Reich, Joseph Goebbels remained a frustrated "artist" throughout his life. He turned to politics only as a last resort, suggests Helmut Heiber in this fascinating biography of the infamous Propaganda Minister. When Goebbels could neither publish his early novel nor secure an editorial position in one of the respected German publishing houses, he took to the speaker's stand. He was, according to the author, an excessive romantic in search of a hero and a cause until he "discovered" Adolf Hitler. Quoting from his subject's sentimental and sophomoric novel, Michael, Heiber stresses Goebbels' urgent need for a viable system of beliefs after he abandoned the security of his family and Catholicism. "It is almost immaterial what we believe in, so long as we believe in something," spoke the young Goebbels prophetically. Once under Hitler's tutelage, he began to shift his beliefs to fit the system. Heiber traces each shift in Goebbels' development, from the vaguely ambitious, academic son of a German Catholic bookkeeper to the emotionally broken Nazi official constantly forced to bend under his Führer's commands. Riding the waves of his own rhetoric, Goebbels adopted many credos that were essentially false to him. Heiber discusses Goebbels' professed anti-Semitism, as well as his fear and distrust of the war, suggesting that he was never prepared for the role he was to play in the Reich and was drawn to it solely to satisfy his insatiable ego. Treating each complexity of character as it figured in Goebbels' megalomaniacal public life, Heiber also considers Herr Doktor's personal intrigues. The author sheds new light on Goebbels' early affairs, his unsatisfying marriage, and his all-consuming passion for Lida Baarova, the fiery Czech actress who almost cost him his position in the Nazi party. Yet even in his one real love relationship Goebbels failed, for in love - as in war - he was no more than a trumpeter who jumped when Hitler ordered. Heiber concludes that Goebbels had attached himself to Hitler because the Führer was the only one who took him seriously and who acknowledged his talents. He was Hitler's trumpeter; Hitler was his drummer: "Consequently, the trumpeter had served faithfully and with dedication, as long, anyway, as success followed the drummer's flag. And when this was no longer the case, the name of the trumpeter was so inseparable from that of the drummer that abandonment was impossible even for one so agile." Only through his death could Goebbels achieve more notice than Hitler, for Goebbels' decision that his innocent children should die with him and his wife was his last pathetic attempt to leave his own mark, separate from that of the madman who had made him. 387 pages. Quantity Available: 1. Shipped Weight: 1-2 kilos. Category: Biography; United States; Biography & Autobiography; ISBN: 0306801876. ISBN/EAN: 9780306801877. Inventory No: 244120. Paperback 
Price: 18.00 AUD
Emily Bronte, Katherine Frank
7 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: 16.00 AUD
French Blues: A Not-So Sentimental Journey Through Lives and memories in Modern France, Paul Rambali
8 Paul Rambali French Blues: A Not-So Sentimental Journey Through Lives and memories in Modern France
Heinemann 242024 London 1989 First Edition 0434620122 / 9780434620128 Hardcover Good Condition Good Part history, part journalism, part autobiography, this book is about modern France. It describes a modern metropolitan France moving between past and present, from sex to philosophy, politics to fashion. The author is a contributing editor to "The Face" magazine. 225 pages. Foxing to endpapers and page edges. Quantity Available: 1. Shipped Weight: 1-2 kilos. Category: Travel; Travel & Places; ISBN: 0434620122. ISBN/EAN: 9780434620128. Inventory No: 242024. Hardcover 
Price: 19.00 AUD
The Age of Scandal: An Excursion Through A Minor Period, T. H. White
9 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: 14.00 AUD
Addition, Toni Jordan
10 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: 16.00 AUD

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