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Paris To The Moon - A Family In France, Adam Copnik
1 Adam Copnik Paris To The Moon - A Family In France
Vintage 237961 London 2001 0099772019 / 9780099772019 Softcover Good Condition No Dust Jacket In 1995, Adam Gopnik, his wife, and their infant son left the familiar comforts and hassles of New York for the urbane glamour of Paris. Charmed by the beauties of the city, Gopnik set out to experience for himself the spirit and romance that has so captivated American writers throughout the twentieth century. In the grand tradition of Stein and Hemingway, Gopnik planned to walk the paths of the Tuilleries, to enjoy philosophical discussion in cafes - in short, to lead the fabled life of an American in Paris. Of course, there was also the matter of raising a child and carrying on with everyday, not-so-fabled life. 338 pages. Quantity Available: 1. Shipped Weight: Under 1 kilogram. Category: Travel::Travel & Exploration; Travel & Places; ISBN: 0099772019. ISBN/EAN: 9780099772019. Inventory No: 237961. Paperback 
Price: 16.94 AUD 8.47 AUD 
Miss Marple Short Stories, Agatha Christie
2 Agatha Christie Miss Marple Short Stories
Folio Society 241866 London 2012 Twelfth Printing Hardcover (in Slipcase) Near Fine Condition Andrew Davidson Introduction by Stella Duffy. 296 pages. Illustrator: Andrew Davidson. Quantity Available: 1. Shipped Weight: 1-2 kilos. Category: Fiction::Crime Fiction; Crime Fiction; Rare & Collectible::Folio Society. Inventory No: 241866. Hardcover 
Price: 45.00 AUD 22.50 AUD 
The Secret Adversary [The Agatha Christie Collection], Agatha Christie
3 Agatha Christie The Secret Adversary [The Agatha Christie Collection]
Agatha Christie Limited / Planet Thre Publishing 232315 Great Britain Hardcover (Printed Boards) Very Good Condition Tommy and Tuppence, two young people short of money and restless for excitement, embark on a daring business scheme - Young Adventurers Ltd. Their advertisement says they are 'willing to do anything, go anywhere'. But their first assignment, for the sinister Mr Whittington, plunges them into more danger than they ever imaginedů 256 pages. Quantity Available: 1. Shipped Weight: 1-2 kilos. Category: Fiction::Mystery Fiction; Crime Fiction; Inventory No: 232315. Hardcover 
Price: 17.44 AUD 8.72 AUD 
Friendly Fire, Alaa Al Aswany
4 Alaa Al Aswany Friendly Fire
Fourth Estate 233419 London 2009 9780007386008 Softcover Very Good Condition The new book from Alaa Al Aswany, author of the international bestseller 'The Yacoubian Building' and 'Chicago'.'Friendly Fire' is a novella and collection of short stories from Alaa Al Aswany, author of the bestselling 'The Yacoubian Building'. As in that novel, Al Aswany dissects modern Egyptian society and, with skill and detachment, reveals the hypocrisy, violence and abuse of power characteristic of a world in moral crisis. Here, though, the focus has shifted from the broad historical canvas to the minute stitches of pain that hold together an individual, a family, a school classroom and the relationship between a man and a woman. Can a man so alienated from his society that he regards all its members as no better than microbes wriggling under a microscope survive within it? Can cynical religiosity triumph over human decency? Can a man put the thought of a delicious dish of beans behind him long enough to mourn his father's death? Alongside these wry questions, other, less mordant perspectives also have their place: an ageing cabaret dancer bestows the blessing of a vanished world on her lover's son; a crippled boy wins subjective victory from objective disaster. 219 pages. Illustrated with colour photographs. Quantity Available: 1. Shipped Weight: Under 1 kilogram. Category: Fiction::Short Story Fiction; Fiction; ISBN/EAN: 9780007386008. Inventory No: 233419. Paperback 
Price: 16.94 AUD 8.47 AUD 
Hateship, Friendship, Courtship, Loveship, Marriage, Alice Munro
5 Alice Munro Hateship, Friendship, Courtship, Loveship, Marriage
Chatto & Windus 241607 Great Britain 2016 0099422743 / 9780099422747 Softcover Very Good Condition No Dust Jacket In these stories lives come into focus through single events or sudden memories which bring the past bubbling to the surface. The past, as Alice Munro's characters discover, is made up not only of what is remembered, but also what isn't. The past is there, just out of the picture, but if memories haven't been savoured, recalled in the mind and boxed away, it's as if they have never been - until a moment when the pieces of the jigsaw re-form suddenly, sometimes pleasurably but more often painfully. Women look back at their young selves, at first marriages made when they were naive and trusting, at husbands and their difficult, demanding little ways. There is in this new collection an underlying heartbreak, a sense of regret in her characters for what might have been, for a fork in the road not taken, a memory suppressed in an act of prudent emotional housekeeping. But at the same time there is hope, there are second chances - here are people who reinvent themselves, seize life by the throat, who have moved on and can dare to conjure up the hidden memories, daring to go beyond what is remembered. 323 pages. Quantity Available: 1. Shipped Weight: Under 1 kilogram. Category: Fiction::Short Story Fiction; Fiction; ISBN/EAN: 9780099422747. Inventory No: 241607. Paperback 
Price: 14.00 AUD 7.00 AUD 
Too Much Happiness, Alice Munro
6 Alice Munro Too Much Happiness
Vintage 241600 New York 2010 0307390349 / 9780307390349 Softcover Very Good Condition No Dust Jacket Ten superb new stories by one of our most beloved and admired writers--the winner of the 2009 Man Booker International Prize. With clarity and ease, Alice Munro once again renders complex, difficult events and emotions into stories about the unpredictable ways in which men and women accommodate and often transcend what happens in their lives. In the first story a young wife and mother, suffering from the unbearable pain of losing her three children, gains solace from a most surprising source. In another, a young woman, in the aftermath of an unusual and humiliating seduction, reacts in a clever if less-than-admirable fashion. Other tales uncover the "deep-holes" in a marriage, the unsuspected cruelty of children, and, in the long title story, the yearnings of a nineteenth-century female mathematician. 303 pages. Quantity Available: 1. Shipped Weight: Under 1 kilogram. Category: Fiction::Short Story Fiction; Fiction; ISBN/EAN: 9780307390349. Inventory No: 241600. Paperback 
Price: 14.00 AUD 7.00 AUD 
Dacked!, Andrew Daddo
7 Andrew Daddo Dacked!
Hodder & Stoughton 238703 Australia 2004 0733616135 / 9780733616136 Softcover Good Condition No Dust Jacket Terry Denton Right round the edge of the Australian continent, we re all lining up shoulder-to-shoulder to get our bit of land with a water view. And at every opportunity we throw ourselves at the water. Most of the time it s fun, but sometimes it s a disaster! Andrew Daddo s latest collection of stories is about the totally mad way we spend our time fishing, diving, sailing, surfing, water-skiing and just plain lazing away on the beach. And you ll need to READ BETWEEN THE FLAGS! Losing your pants on the skis, and having to borrow some from your father or his new girlfriend; diving and getting caught by a giant clam; hooking Thumper, the big one, the legendary mongrel fish, and letting him get away. Fergus Kipper and his loser family and friends are at it again - this time in the perfect summer holiday read. Their hilarious adventures on the water and under it will leave you gasping for mouth-to-mouth. Andrew Daddo is really funny. He writes like a kid having an adventure. Jaye, 10 So much fun! Australia has a new short story writer to rival Jennings and Griffiths Kate Colley, Daily Telegraph 217 pages. Cover has a few faint creases. Previous owners name to top of title page. Black and white illustrations. Illustrator: Terry Denton. Quantity Available: 1. Shipped Weight: Under 1 kilogram. Category: Fiction::Young Adult Fiction; Teens & Young Adult; ISBN: 0733616135. ISBN/EAN: 9780733616136. Inventory No: 238703. Paperback 
Price: 14.95 AUD 7.48 AUD 
The Burning Season: The Murder of Chico Mendes and the Fight for The Amazon Rain Forest, Andrew Revkin
8 Andrew Revkin The Burning Season: The Murder of Chico Mendes and the Fight for The Amazon Rain Forest
Collins 235471 London 1990 0002155001 / 9780002155007 Trade Paperback Very Good Condition This is a biography of Chico Mendes, a Brazilian rubber tapper and homegrown environmentalist who was killed in December 1988 by ranchers intent on ravaging the jungle for short term gain. It is also a celebration of the beauty of the rain forest and a plea for its preservation. 317 pages. Pen mark to bottom of page edges indicating remainder mark. Illustrated with black and white photographs. Quantity Available: 1. Shipped Weight: 1-2 kilos. Category: Environment / Planning; ISBN: 0002155001. ISBN/EAN: 9780002155007. Inventory No: 235471. Paperback 
Price: 18.93 AUD 9.47 AUD 
For The Patriarch, Angelo Loukakis
9 Angelo Loukakis For The Patriarch
University Of Queensland Press 2025 Queensland 1981 0702216003 / 9780702216008 Softcover Good Condition No Dust Jacket Previous owners name on front endpaper. Quantity Available: 1. Shipped Weight: Under 500 grams. Category: Fiction::Short Story Fiction; Australia; Fiction; Australian::Australian Fiction. ISBN: 0702216003. ISBN/EAN: 9780702216008. Inventory No: 2025. Paperback 
Price: 16.40 AUD 8.20 AUD 
Agents and Patients, Anthony Powell
10 Anthony Powell Agents and Patients
Penguin Books 232305 Great Britain 1984 Reprint 0140018409 / 9780140018400 Softcover Good Condition A story set in London, Paris, and pre-Hitler Berlin, centring on the attempts of two genial and indigent intellectual adventurers to obtain the financial backing necessary for their schemes from a young man called Blore-Smith, not short of cash, but scarcely cognisant of the facts of life. 205 pages. Quantity Available: 1. Shipped Weight: Under 1 kilogram. Category: Fiction; ISBN: 0140018409. ISBN/EAN: 9780140018400. Inventory No: 232305. Paperback 
Price: 14.95 AUD 7.48 AUD 
Islands in the Sky, Arthur C. Clarke
11 Arthur C. Clarke Islands in the Sky
Puffin / Penguin Books 232526 Great Britain 1978 Reprint 0140305351 / 9780140305357 Softcover Good Condition With an introduction by Patrick Moore. The story of 'Islands in the Sky' centres around a young man, who, after brilliantly winning a space-related competition, requests a vacation on a space station as his prize. It is written with Arthur C. Clark's obvious knowledge of science, but moves at a page turning rate throughout the entire narrative. The short novel gives a realistic possiblity of work and play in future space, heightened with constant excitement and action. Character development is very good, as are the not-overdone (but still awesome) visual descriptions. 208 pages. Light tanning to pages. Previous owners name on front endpaper. Cover edges rubbed. Quantity Available: 1. Shipped Weight: Under 500 grams. Category: Children's; ISBN: 0140305351. ISBN/EAN: 9780140305357. Inventory No: 232526. Paperback 
Price: 14.95 AUD 7.48 AUD 
A Short History Of English Literature, B. Ivor Evans
12 B. Ivor Evans A Short History Of English Literature
Pelican / Penguin Books 000143 England 1953 Reprint Paperback Good No Dust Jacket Pelican Books No. A72. 236 pages. Previous owners name on half title page and name crossed out on top corner of inside cover. First published 1940. Browning to pages. Quantity Available: 1. Shipped Weight: Under 250 grams. Category: Literature; Literature & Literary; Inventory No: 000143. Paperback 
Price: 14.95 AUD 7.48 AUD 
Distant Voices, Barbara Erskine
13 Barbara Erskine Distant Voices
Harper Collins 237981 Great Britain 1997 000649613X / 9780006496137 Softcover Good Condition No Dust Jacket In her second volume of short stories, which follows the hugely successful 'Encounters', Barbara Erskine has created a compelling world of love, betrayal, suspense and grief.A biographer investigating a tragic death hears voices from the past drawing her towards the truth...A nineteenth century parson's daughter is caught up in the excitement and romance of a smuggling intrigue...A young boy from a deprived background finds his own haven in the wastelands of the inner city...Contemporary, historical, spooky, and humorous - there are over thirty delightful stories, each one guaranteed to capture the reader's imagination, and all demonstrating Barbara Erskine's unique powers as a storyteller. 487 pages. Light foxing to outer page edges. Quantity Available: 1. Shipped Weight: Under 1 kilogram. Category: Fiction; Fiction; ISBN: 000649613X. ISBN/EAN: 9780006496137. Inventory No: 237981. Paperback 
Price: 14.95 AUD 7.48 AUD 
Encounters, Barbara Erskine
14 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: 14.95 AUD 7.48 AUD 
Wingwalking - Short Stories, Barry Westburg
15 Barry Westburg Wingwalking - Short Stories
Sirius / Angus & Robertson 142869 Australia 1988 0207155984 / 9780207155987 Softcover Good No Dust Jacket 183 pages. Quantity Available: 1. Shipped Weight: Under 500 grams. Category: Fiction; Fiction; ISBN: 0207155984. ISBN/EAN: 9780207155987. Inventory No: 142869. Paperback 
Price: 14.95 AUD 7.48 AUD 
Eye of the White Hawk, Bary Dowling
16 Bary Dowling Eye of the White Hawk
Wakefield Press 230378 Australia 1997 First Edition 1862544212 / 9781862544215 Softcover Near Fine Condition No Dust Jacket Bary Dowling explores the sharp, often brutal division between city and rural Australia in this breathtaking collection of short stories. Mudeye, Dowling's portrait of war time Ballarat, was shortlisted for the NSW Premier's Literary Awards 1996 (the Kenneth Slessor Award). 'Dowling has the most sensitive ear since Hal Porter ...he is shockingly good with words.' - Ken Inglis, Australian 'A brilliant collection ...Very rich and psychologically satisfying.' - Tom Shapcott 175 pages. Quantity Available: 1. Shipped Weight: Under 1 kilogram. Category: Australian::Australian Fiction; Fiction; ISBN: 1862544212. ISBN/EAN: 9781862544215. Inventory No: 230378. Paperback 
Price: 14.95 AUD 7.48 AUD 
Impressions on a Continent - A Collection of Australian Short Stories, Bill Scott [Compiled]
17 Bill Scott [Compiled] Impressions on a Continent - A Collection of Australian Short Stories
Heineman Limited 227633 Victoria, Australia 1983 First Edition 0858593289 / 9780858593282 Hardcover Near Fine Condition Near Fine A collection of Australian short stories. Quantity Available: 1. Shipped Weight: 1-2 kilos. Category: Fiction::Short Story Fiction; Fiction; ISBN: 0858593289. ISBN/EAN: 9780858593282. Inventory No: 227633. Hardcover 
Price: 17.44 AUD 8.72 AUD 
Resurrection Day, Brendan DuBois
18 Brendan DuBois Resurrection Day
Warner Books 225737 London 2000 0751525499 / 9780751525496 Softcover Good Condition No Dust Jacket "Everyone remembers exactly what they were doing the day President Kennedy tried to kill them." * * * In 1962, the Cuban Missile Crisis brought the United States and the Soviet Union to the brink of the nuclear war. The crisis was averted, but what would have happened if war had broken out? In "Resurrection Day," award-winning author Brendan DuBois brings this horrific concept to life... * * * New York Times bestselling author Lee Child: "'Resurrection Day' is the best 'what if' novel in years --- more clever and resonant than Robert Harris's 'Fatherland' --- and all the more scary because disaster was minutes away from happening for real. A book you'll read three times and keep on your shelves forever." New York Times bestselling author William Martin: "What if the Russians had not blinked in October 1962? Brendan DuBois gives us the answer in this smart, suspenseful thriller, a frighteningly believable piece of alternative history. You'll be shocked on every page by a world so familiar in its details that the terrible changes seem commonplace. Brendan DuBois is a fine writer, at the top of his game." Edgar-award winning author S.J. Rozan: "A convincing and terrifying look at an alternative history that could easily have been ours. DuBois's careful research and dark imagination weave together a story that you won't be able to put down --- and that you will be grateful is only fiction." REVIEWS Publisher's Weekly (starred review): "In his first novel outside of his acclaimed Lewis Cole mystery series DuBois delivers an alternate-history thriller that deserves to be as popular as Robert Harris's 'Fatherland.' DuBois postulates an America that has been politically devastated by a nuclear exchange arising from the Cuban missile crisis... Cohesively plotted and smoothly written, steadily exciting and rife with clever conceits, this is what-if thriller fiction at its finest." Booklist (starred review): "Like the best alternate-history fiction (Robert Harris' 'Fatherland' or the novels of Harry Turtledove), DuBois' tale is a feast for the mind, a what-if story that's so plausible it reads, at times, like nonfiction. In every way, this is a first-rate novel and one that is sure to appeal to a wide variety of readers." Rocky Mountain News: "DuBois has done an extraordinary job of envisioning a world that might have been." * * * Winner of the Sidewise Award for Best Alternative History Novel of the Year. * * * With new Author's Afterward for the this edition. * * * Cover art by Jeroen ten Berge. ABOUT THE AUTHOR Brendan DuBois of New Hampshire is the award-winning author of sixteen novels and more than 120 short stories. His short fiction has appeared in Playboy, Ellery Queen's Mystery Magazine, Alfred Hitchcock's Mystery Magazine, The Magazine of Fantasy & Science Fiction, and numerous other magazines and anthologies including "The Best American Mystery Stories of the Century," published in 2000 by Houghton-Mifflin. Another one of his short stories appeared in in "The Year's Best Science Fiction 22nd Annual Collection" (St. Martin's Griffin, 2005) edited by Gardner Dozois His short stories have twice won him the Shamus Award from the Private Eye Writers of America, and have also earned him three Edgar Allan Poe Award nominations from the Mystery Writers of America. He is also a one-time "Jeopardy!" game show champion. Visit his website at www.BrendanDuBois.com 580 pages. Quantity Available: 1. Shipped Weight: Under 1 kilogram. Category: Fiction; Fiction; ISBN: 0751525499. ISBN/EAN: 9780751525496. Inventory No: 225737. Paperback 
Price: 14.95 AUD 7.48 AUD 
Australian Short Stories [Christmas Issue 1982], Bruce Pascoe [Editor]
19 Bruce Pascoe [Editor] Australian Short Stories [Christmas Issue 1982]
Pascoe Phelan 234330 Australia Softcover Good Condition Stories by Frank Hardy, David Ireland, Manning Clark et all. Foxing to covers. 68 pages. Tanning to pages. Quantity Available: 1. Shipped Weight: Under 1 kilogram. Category: Fiction::Short Story Fiction; Fiction; Inventory No: 234330. Paperback 
Price: 14.95 AUD 7.48 AUD 
Short Story Discovery, C. Coroneos
20 C. Coroneos Short Story Discovery
The Macmillan Company 226675 Australia 1982 0333119657 / 9780333119655 Softcover Good Condition No Dust Jacket 185 pages. Quantity Available: 1. Shipped Weight: Under 250 grams. Category: Australian::Australian Fiction; Fiction; ISBN: 0333119657. ISBN/EAN: 9780333119655. Inventory No: 226675. Paperback 
Price: 14.95 AUD 7.48 AUD 
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