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I Hear The Sirens In The Street - A Sean Duffy Thriller, Adrian McKinty
1 Adrian McKinty I Hear The Sirens In The Street - A Sean Duffy Thriller
Serpent's Tail 244447 London 2013 1846688183 / 9781846688188 Trade Paperback Very Good Condition No Dust Jacket Book 2 in the Detective Sean Duffy series. Sean Duffy knows there's no such thing as a perfect crime. But a torso in a suitcase is pretty close. Still, one tiny clue is all it takes, and there it is. A tattoo. So Duffy, fully fit and back at work after the severe trauma of his last case, is ready to follow the trail of blood-however faint-that always, always connects a body to its killer. A legendarily stubborn man, Duffy becomes obsessed with this mystery as a distraction from the ruins of his love life, and to push down the seed of self-doubt that he seems to have traded for his youthful arrogance. So from country lanes to city streets, Duffy works every angle. And wherever he goes, he smells a rat... 334 pages. Quantity Available: 1. Shipped Weight: Under 1 kilogram. Category: Fiction::Crime Fiction; Crime Fiction; ISBN/EAN: 9781846688188. Inventory No: 244447. Paperback 
Price: 12.50 AUD 10.00 AUD 
In The Morning I'll Be Gone - A Sean Duffy Thriller, Adrian McKinty
2 Adrian McKinty In The Morning I'll Be Gone - A Sean Duffy Thriller
Serpent's Tail 244448 London 2014 1846688205 / 9781846688201 Trade Paperback Very Good Condition No Dust Jacket Sean Duffy's got nothing. And when you've got nothing to lose, you have everything to gain. So when MI5 come knocking, Sean knows exactly what they want, and what he'll want in return, but he hasn't got the first idea how to get it. Of course he's heard about the spectacular escape of IRA man Dermot McCann from Her Majesty's Maze prison. And he knew, with chilly certainty, that their paths would cross. But finding Dermot leads Sean to an old locked room mystery, and into the kind of danger where you can lose as easily as winning. From old betrayals and ancient history to 1984's most infamous crime, Sean tries not to fall behind in the race to annihilation. Can he outrun the most skilled terrorist the IRA ever created? And will the past catch him first? 326 pages. Quantity Available: 1. Shipped Weight: Under 1 kilogram. Category: Fiction::Crime Fiction; Crime Fiction; ISBN/EAN: 9781846688201. Inventory No: 244448. Paperback 
Price: 12.50 AUD 10.00 AUD 
Les Liaisons Culinaires, Andreas Staikos
3 Andreas Staikos Les Liaisons Culinaires
Harvill 241308 London 2000 1860468020 / 9781860468025 Softcover Near Fine Condition No Dust Jacket Dimitris and Damocles live in the same block of flats. They share a love of cooking, and, it soon transpires, a lover - Nana. What follows is the story of their competition to win Nana's heart through her appetite. As the plates pile up, and the recipes grow ever more mouth watering, a bizarre and comic duel develops, fought with sea-urchin salads, stuffed vine leaves and delicacies from all corners of the Aegean to win the consummate femme fatale or to end up with the sting in the tail 105 pages. Quantity Available: 1. Shipped Weight: Under 1 kilogram. Category: Fiction; Fiction; ISBN: 1860468020. ISBN/EAN: 9781860468025. Inventory No: 241308. Paperback 
Price: 9.00 AUD 7.20 AUD 
Coconut Comes To School, Berlie Doherty
4 Berlie Doherty Coconut Comes To School
Collins 228360 Great Britain 2003 0007826885 / 9780007826889 Softcover Good Condition Ivan Bates Coconut comes to school every day. HEE-HAW! Coconut canters across the school meadow. Her hooves go TRIT TROT! Her ears go FLIP FLOP, FLIP FLOP! Her tail goes SWISH as she flicks at the flies. "Coconut's here!" the children laugh. The children love Coconut but Mr Clapper the teacher doesn't love her -- he doesn't love her one bit, "Go away Coconut! Go back home! Donkey's can't come to school!" he shouts. The next day Mr Clapper brings a bag of carrots to school for he has a plan to make Coconut go away. But when Mr Clapper finds himself in trouble, he just might have to change his mind about Coconut... Oblong Inscription to previous owner on inside cover. Illustrator: Ivan Bates. Quantity Available: 1. Shipped Weight: Under 250 grams. Category: Children's::Children's Fiction; Children; ISBN/EAN: 9780007826889. Inventory No: 228360. Paperback 
Price: 7.50 AUD 6.00 AUD 
The Long Tail: Why the Future of Business is Selling Less of More, Chris Anderson
5 Chris Anderson The Long Tail: Why the Future of Business is Selling Less of More
Hyperion 235556 New York 2008 1401309666 / 9781401309664 Softcover Very Good Condition The New York Times bestseller that introduced the business world to a future that's already here--now in paperback with a new chapter about Long Tail Marketing and a new epilogue. Winner of the Gerald Loeb Award for Best Business Book of the Year In the most important business book since The Tipping Point, Chris Anderson shows how the future of commerce and culture isn't in hits, the high-volume head of a traditional demand curve, but in what used to be regarded as misses--the endlessly long tail of that same curve. Quantity Available: 1. Shipped Weight: Under 1 kilogram. Category: Business,Finance,Economics; United States; Business, Finance & Marketing; ISBN/EAN: 9781401309664. Inventory No: 235556. Paperback 
Price: 12.00 AUD 9.60 AUD 
AIRMEN OF SHEBA'S TEMPLE, Dempster, Guy (aka Dorothy Carter)
6 Dempster, Guy (aka Dorothy Carter) AIRMEN OF SHEBA'S TEMPLE
Lutterworth Press GHE0011073 London 1952 First Edition Hardcover Good Fair HB, blue boards, in pictorial DJ, 143pp, col frontis. Price-clipped DJ is chipped and worn with rubbing, creases and tears to top/tail spine, edges and corners, now protected in poly film. Book has general wear to edges and corners, water stain to top edge near spine, inside has foxing and age toning to extremities, else square, clean and tight, a more than good copy in a protected DJ. A ripping aviatian yarn for young adults. 360g when packed. Quantity Available: 1. Shipped Weight: Under 1 kilogram. Category: Children's::Children's Fiction; Children; Rare & Collectible::Antiquarian & Early Eds. Inventory No: GHE0011073. Hardcover 
Price: 12.50 AUD 10.00 AUD 
7 Elder, Josephine THE CHERRY TREE PERCH
The Children's Press GHE0015045 London 1954 No Edition Stated Hardcover Good Fair No date, c.1950s, turquoise/siver dec boards in pictorial DJ, 188pp. Unclipped DJ has major rubbing, chipping, tears to all edges & corners, now repaired on reverse with removable magic tape & protected in poly film. Book has general rubbing to edges, bumps to tail spine ,corners, inside has age tanning to pages, gift inscript & name to ffep, else square and tight. A tale of Farm School and two friends Annis & Kitty. 280g when packed. Quantity Available: 1. Shipped Weight: Under 1 kilogram. Category: Children's::Children's Fiction; Children; Inventory No: GHE0015045. Hardcover 
Price: 12.00 AUD 9.60 AUD 
CALLED BACK, Gibbs, Philip
8 Gibbs, Philip CALLED BACK
Hutchinson & Co GHE0002476 London 1954 First Thus Hard Cover Very Good Good HB, red dec cloth, in pictorial DJ, 256pp. Unclipped DJ has moderate wear as rubbing and creasing to top/tail spine, edges and corners, small tears to corners, now in archival film, colours vibrant. Book has mild rubbing to edges and corners, bumps to corners, deep age toning to extremities, else square and tight, with no markings, a very good copy in a good protected DJ. An Anglo-American love story set after WW2. 340g when packed. Dust jacket has protective non adhesive covering. Quantity Available: 1. Shipped Weight: Under 1 kilogram. Category: Fiction; Fiction; Rare & Collectible::Antiquarian & Early Eds. Inventory No: GHE0002476. Hardcover 
Price: 12.50 AUD 10.00 AUD 
SEASONS, Goennel, Heidi
9 Goennel, Heidi SEASONS
Little Brown & Company GHE001024 Boston, USA 1986 First Edition 0316318361 / 9780316318365 Hard Cover Very Good Very Good Author Hard Cover, NEW/NF, yellow cloth boards, illustrated DJ, 32pp, color illustrations. This is a new copy, never opened and unmarked, the only retreat from fine in the DJ is a small chip from tail of spine, o/w mint. The seasons of the year as seen throu the eyes of a child. The first book by this artist whose work has frequently appeared on the cover of THE NEW YORKER. 350g when packed. Illustrated in colour. Illustrator: Author. Quantity Available: 1. Shipped Weight: 1-2 kilos. Category: Children's::Children's Large Format Illustrated; Children; ISBN: 0316318361. ISBN/EAN: 9780316318365. Inventory No: GHE001024. Hardcover 
Price: 12.50 AUD 10.00 AUD 
Empire of the Sun - Planets and Moons of the Solar System, John Gribbin and Simon Goodwin
10 John Gribbin and Simon Goodwin Empire of the Sun - Planets and Moons of the Solar System
Constable 230287 London 1998 0094786801 / 9780094786806 Hardcover Near Fine Condition Near Fine Over the past few years, the Hubble Space Telescope has provided us with images of astonishing clarity and detail, images that have revolutionized how scientists and incidental stargazers alike perceive our universe. Other space probes, such as Galileo and the recent Mars Surveyor, have similarly dazzled the world with photographic detail once unimaginable. Empire of the Sun features a gallery of some of the most breathtaking space imagery ever assembled between two covers. Focusing on our solar system, the book offers dozens of dramatic, full page, full color images of crater farms on Venus, the spectacular rings of Saturn, Jupiter and its many moons, the swirling tail of the Hale-Bopp comet, spectacular sunflares, Mars, Neptune, icy cosmic debris, and more. Detailed text accompanies each image, providing background information and a roadmap to orient the reader. John Gribbin and Simon Goodwin have collaborated on two previous illustrated volumes featuring Hubble images, both of which have been international bestsellers and have been translated into several languages. 136 pages. Quantity Available: 1. Shipped Weight: 1-2 kilos. Category: Astrology; Science & Technology; ISBN: 0094786801. ISBN/EAN: 9780094786806. Inventory No: 230287. Hardcover 
Price: 20.00 AUD 16.00 AUD 
Grunt, John Richardson
11 John Richardson Grunt
Red Fox / Random House 227760 Great Britain 2002 0099434075 / 9780099434078 Softcover Very Good No Dust Jacket He's got crinkly crumply ears, a tiddly widdly button of a snout and absolutely no tail at all. And worst of all - a teeny tiny grunt. He is Wee-skin-and-bones, and not at all like his beautiful brothers and sisters. He decides the only thing to do is run away and lose himself in the forest. Things look pretty bleak until he meets a wise old boar who has a wonderful secret - the secret of being happy - inside-out. npagenated. Quantity Available: 1. Shipped Weight: Under 250 grams. Category: Children's::Children's Fiction; Children; ISBN: 0099434075. ISBN/EAN: 9780099434078. Inventory No: 227760. Paperback 
Price: 7.50 AUD 6.00 AUD 
We Are All Completely Beside Ourselves, Karen Joy Fowler
12 Karen Joy Fowler We Are All Completely Beside Ourselves
Serpent's Tail 245928 Great Britain 2013 1781252955 / 9781781252956 Softcover Near Fine Condition Rosemary's young, just at college, and she's decided not to tell anyone a thing about her family. So we're not going to tell you too much either: you'll have to find out for yourselves what it is that makes her unhappy family unlike any other. Rosemary is now an only child, but she used to have a sister the same age as her, and an older brother. Both are now gone - vanished from her life. There's something unique about Rosemary's sister, Fern. So now she's telling her story; a looping narrative that begins towards the end, and then goes back to the beginning. Twice. It's funny, clever, intimate, honest, analytical and swirling with ideas that will come back to bite you. We hope you enjoy it, and if, when you're telling a friend about it, you do decide to spill the beans about Fern - it's pretty hard to resist - don't worry. 323 pages. Quantity Available: 1. Shipped Weight: Under 1 kilogram. Category: Fiction; Fiction; ISBN/EAN: 9781781252956. Inventory No: 245928. Paperback 
Price: 8.00 AUD 6.40 AUD 
So,What's It Like To Be A Cat, Karla Kuskin
13 Karla Kuskin So,What's It Like To Be A Cat
Simon & Schuster 239255 London 2006 1416911154 / 9781416911159 Softcover Good Condition Betsy Lewin 'A cat has her habits. A human has his.' This is what a young boy discovers, in no uncertain terms, when interviewing his cat for a class assignment. As well as eating ('a bit of fish might be delish') and sleeping ('Meow. And how.'), the 'odd need to prance' is revealed as one of kitty's most enjoyable hobbies - Cue much tail-whisking and silent dancing. And what of plain old humans? Well, this straight-talking cat admires their ability to balance nicely on two feet, but can't ignore the fact that 'they look peculiar with no fur'. And why must they 'stomp around and yell' when they could just be having a nap? All things considered, wouldn't you rather be a cat? Illustrator: Betsy Lewin. Quantity Available: 1. Shipped Weight: Under 500 grams. Category: Children's::Children's Fiction; Children; ISBN: 1416911154. ISBN/EAN: 9781416911159. Inventory No: 239255. Paperback 
Price: 7.00 AUD 5.60 AUD 
Under The Visible Life, Kim Echlin
14 Kim Echlin Under The Visible Life
Serpent's Tail 234044 Australia Softcover Near Fine Condition Fatherless Katherine carries the stigma of her mixed-race background through an era that is hostile to her and all she represents. It is only through music that she finds the freedom to temporarily escape and dream of a better life for herself, nurturing this hard-won refuge throughout the vagaries of unexpected motherhood and an absent husband, and relying on her talent to build a future for her family. Orphaned Mahsa also grows up in the shadow of loss, sent to relatives in Pakistan after the death of her parents. Struggling to break free, she escapes to Montreal, leaving behind her first love, Kamal. But the threads of her past are not so easily severed, and she finds herself forced into an arranged marriage. For Mahsa, too, music becomes her solace and allows her to escape from her oppressive circumstances. When Katherine and Mahsa meet, they find in each other a kindred spirit as well as a musical equal, and their lives are changed irrevocably. Together, they inspire and support one another, fusing together their cultures, their joys, and their lossesójust as they collaborate musically in the language of free-form, improvisational jazz. Under the Visible Life takes readers from the bustling harbour of Karachi to the palpable political tension on the streets of 1970s Montreal to the smoky jazz clubs of New York City. Deeply affecting, vividly rendered, and sweeping in scope, it is also an exploration of the hearts of two unforgettable women: a meditation on how hope can remain alive in the darkest of times when we have someone with whom to share our burdens. 348 pages. Quantity Available: 1. Shipped Weight: Under 1 kilogram. Category: Fiction; Fiction; Inventory No: 234044. Paperback 
Price: 10.00 AUD 8.00 AUD 
Mad Men, Bad Girls and the Guerilla Knitters Institute, Maggie Groff
15 Maggie Groff Mad Men, Bad Girls and the Guerilla Knitters Institute
Pan Macmillan 245947 Australia 2012 174261079X / 9781742610795 Trade Paperback Very Good Condition When a secretive American cult moves to the Gold Coast, freelance journalist Scout Davis's investigative antennae start quivering. She sets out to expose the cult's lunatic beliefs and bizarre practices, but when she learns the identity of a recent recruit, her quest becomes personal. And dangerous. The cult isn't the only case on Scout's agenda. Someone is cutting up girls' underwear at an exclusive school and Scout agrees to look into it. And the sinister secret behind the vandalism is not nice. Not at all. But Scout has her secrets too. In the dead of night she sneaks out with an underground group of yarn bombers to decorate the locality with artworks. The next mission ticks all the right boxes - it's risky, difficult and extremely silly. However, not everyone is amused, and Scout has a sneaking suspicion that the local police sergeant, Rafe Kelly, is hot on her tail. 319 pages. Quantity Available: 1. Shipped Weight: 1-2 kilos. Category: Fiction; Fiction; ISBN/EAN: 9781742610795. Inventory No: 245947. Paperback 
Price: 12.50 AUD 10.00 AUD 
The Mare, Mary Gaitskill
16 Mary Gaitskill The Mare
Serpent's Tail 242921 Great Britain 2016 1781257388 / 9781781257388 Trade Paperback Good Condition Ginger is forty-seven and a recovering alcoholic when she meets and marries Paul. It's too late for her to have a baby of her own, so she tries to persuade him to consider adoption, but he already has a child and doesn't share her longing to be a parent. As a compromise, they sign up to an organisation that sends poor inner-city kids to stay with country families for a few weeks in the summer, so one hot July day Velveteen Vargas arrives in their lives, and Ginger is instantly besotted. Velvet is an eleven-year-old Dominican girl from one of Brooklyn's toughest neighbourhoods. Bemused by her gentle middle-aged hosts, but deeply intuitive in the way of clever children, Velvet quickly senses the longing behind Ginger's affection for her. Although she can't reciprocate, the two of them do forge a bond, but when Ginger begins to entertain fantasies of adopting Velvet, things begin to get complicated. Narrated in turn by Velvet and Ginger, Mary Gaitskill has created a devastating portrait of the unbridgeable gaps between people, and the way we long for fairytale endings even when we know they don't exist. Heartbreakingly honest and utterly convincing, it marks her triumphant return. Pen mark to outer page edge 441 pages. Quantity Available: 1. Shipped Weight: 1-2 kilos. Category: Fiction; Fiction; ISBN/EAN: 9781781257388. Inventory No: 242921. Paperback 
Price: 12.00 AUD 9.60 AUD 
How to Save Your Tail* : If You Are a Rat Nabbed by Cats Who Really Like Stories about Magic Spoons, Wolves with Snout-Warts, Big, Hairy Chimney Trolls... and Cookies, Too., Mary Hanson
17 Mary Hanson How to Save Your Tail* : If You Are a Rat Nabbed by Cats Who Really Like Stories about Magic Spoons, Wolves with Snout-Warts, Big, Hairy Chimney Trolls... and Cookies, Too.
S&W 238427 USA 2007 First Edition 0375837558 / 9780375837555 Hardcover Very Good Condition Very Good John Hendrix ONCE UPON A time, in a grand castle, there lived a rat named Bob, who was fond of baking and wild about reading. So begins Bob's quest to save himself from being eaten by Muffin and Brutus, the Queen's cats. How does Bob attempt to escape their claws? By telling them fractured fairy tales about his whole rat family (and feeding them cookies). 91 pages. Illustrator: John Hendrix. Quantity Available: 1. Shipped Weight: Under 1 kilogram. Category: Children's::Children's Fiction; Children; ISBN/EAN: 9780375837555. Inventory No: 238427. Hardcover 
Price: 12.00 AUD 9.60 AUD 
Michael Winner's Hymie Joke Book - 50 Shades of Oy Vey, Michael Winner
18 Michael Winner Michael Winner's Hymie Joke Book - 50 Shades of Oy Vey
The Robson Press 236935 Great Britain 2012 1849543917 / 9781849543910 Hardcover Near Fine Condition Near Fine Abe says to Hymie, 'I'm going to divorce my wife. She hasn't spoken to me in over two months.' Hymie says, 'You better think it over, Abe, women like that are hard to find.' Michael Winner's hilarious Hymie jokes which now appear every week as a tail-piece to his popular 'Winner's Dinners' column in The Sunday Times have acquired cult status with readers sending in Hymie jokes to add to Winner's own, and demanding a collection of them - here it is! Apart from the many jokes Hymie offers his own idiosyncratic views on society in general, and gives his own Hymie Restaurant Awards which will be announced at a star-studded function. He also offers his views on Winner himself, 'That fellow Vinner thinks he's funny. He thinks he knows about restaurants...well, he couldn't tell a snitzel from a bagel. Believe me, he's just a putz!' 194 pages. Quantity Available: 1. Shipped Weight: 1-2 kilos. Category: Humour; Humour; ISBN/EAN: 9781849543910. Inventory No: 236935. Hardcover 
Price: 12.50 AUD 10.00 AUD 
Quirky Tails - More Oddball Stories, Paul Jennings
19 Paul Jennings Quirky Tails - More Oddball Stories
Puffin / Penguin Books 240536 Australia 1987 0140342680 / 9780140342680 Softcover Good Condition This is a collection of nine of the author's stories, each of which has a "sting in its tail". Paul Jennings is the author of "Unreal" and "Unbelievable!". 102 pages. Quantity Available: 1. Shipped Weight: Under 1 kilogram. Category: Children's::Children's Fiction; Children; ISBN: 0140342680. ISBN/EAN: 9780140342680. Inventory No: 240536. Paperback 
Price: 7.00 AUD 5.60 AUD 
NORTH TO ADVENTURE (Seagull Library), Peyton, K M
20 Peyton, K M NORTH TO ADVENTURE (Seagull Library)
Collins GHE0002335 London, England 1964 First Edition Hard Cover Good Good HB, blue/silver dec boards, in pictorial DJ, top edge blue,192pp. Ubclipped Dj has many chips, rubs and scuffs to top/tail spine, edges and corners, now bright and handsome in archival film. Boards show moderate wear to edges and bumps to corners, inside is square, clean and tight with age browning to extremities. A 'boy's own-type' adventure set in the arctic, finding a ship that has mysteriously disappeared. 400g when packed. Quantity Available: 1. Shipped Weight: Under 1 kilogram. Category: Rare & Collectible::Antiquarian & Early Eds; Antiques & Collectables; Children's::Children's Books. Inventory No: GHE0002335. Hardcover 
Price: 12.00 AUD 9.60 AUD 
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