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The Potter's Hand, A. N. Wilson
1 A. N. Wilson The Potter's Hand
Atlantic Books 231422 London 2012 1848879539 / 9781848879539 Softcover Near Fine Condition In 1774, Josiah Wedgwood, master craftsman possessed with a burning scientific vision, embarks upon the thousand piece Frog Service for Catherine the Great. Josiah's nephew Tom journeys to America to buy clay from the Cherokee for this exquisite china. Tom is caught up in the American rebellion, and falls for a Cherokee woman who will come to play a crucial role in Josiah's late, great creation: the Portland Vase. As the family fortune is made, and Josiah's entrepreneurial brilliance creates an empire that will endure for generations, it is his daughter Sukey, future mother of Charles Darwin, who bears clear-eyed witness. 502 pages. Quantity Available: 1. Shipped Weight: Under 1 kilogram. Category: Fiction; Fiction; ISBN/EAN: 9781848879539. Inventory No: 231422. Paperback 
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Recipes from the Dump, Abigail Stone
2 Abigail Stone Recipes from the Dump
W. W. Norton 234270 New York 1996 0393038548 / 9780393038545 Softcover Very Good Condition In a totally original first novel that's as American as Whitney Otto's How to Make an American Quilt, as satisfying as Laura Esquivel's Like Water for Chocolate, Stone tells the story of a woman's hunt for the essential ingredients in a cluttered world, a mock cookbook for our culture. 271 pages. Previous owners name on front blank endpaper. Quantity Available: 1. Shipped Weight: Under 1 kilogram. Category: Fiction; United States; Fiction; ISBN: 0393038548. ISBN/EAN: 9780393038545. Inventory No: 234270. Paperback 
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Gina Rinehart - The Untold Story Of The Richest Woman In The World, Adele Ferguson
3 Adele Ferguson Gina Rinehart - The Untold Story Of The Richest Woman In The World
MacMillan 236769 Australia 2012 1742610978 / 9781742610979 Trade Paperback Very Good Condition No Dust Jacket Gina Rinehart is not just the richest person in Australia - and potentially soon to be the richest person in the world - she is the daughter of Lang Hancock, legendary arch-conservative, secessionist, mining millionaire and discoverer of the world's largest iron ore deposit in the Pilbara; and a member of a family known as much for its front-page legal stoushes as for its business acumen and toughness. With her reported wealth doubling in the last 12 months, Gina is beginning to flex the enormous power her wealth gives, buying large shareholdings in Channel 10 and Fairfax in moves that look set to give her and her controversial views a major influence in Australian life and public affairs outside of the resources sector. Set against the backdrop of a mining boom that will have the most profound effect on Australia over the next few decades, this is an extraordinary biography of Gina, the family she came from, and the wealth and power she wields, by award-winning journalist Adele Ferguson. 490 pages. Illustrated with colour and black and white photographs. Quantity Available: 1. Shipped Weight: 1-2 kilos. Category: Biography; Biography & Autobiography; ISBN/EAN: 9781742610979. Inventory No: 236769. Paperback 
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Watching The Tree: A Chinese Daughter Reflects on Happiness, Spiritual Beliefs an Universal Wisdom, Adeline Yen Mah
4 Adeline Yen Mah Watching The Tree: A Chinese Daughter Reflects on Happiness, Spiritual Beliefs an Universal Wisdom
HarperCollins 233272 Great Britain 2000 0002570998 / 9780002570992 Hardcover Very Good Condition Very Good Author of bestselling Falling Leaves weaves together for the same audience her own personal experiences with the best of Chinese philosophy. Adeline Yen Mah, whose autobiography, Falling Leaves, is an international bestseller, here interweaves her own experiences with her views on Chinese thought and wisdom to create an illuminating and highly personal guide for Western readers. Adeline Yen Mah was born in Tianjin, and through the conversations and wisdom of her grandfather and aunt learnt a great deal of traditional Chinese thought, history and religion. Through her father's second marriage, to a Eurasian woman, and their subsequent move to Hong Kong, she learnt more about the Chinese attitudes to business and to family, and the strength of the Chinese in exile.Since living in London and California, Adeline Yen Mah has studied Chinese thought, looking at both the strengths and weaknesses which it gives those who follow it and now, in Watching the Tree, she takes us on a journey through the Chinese language, religions, history, using both Chinese proverbs and her own experiences, to bring to us an understanding of the richness of China and the ways that we can take and use some of the wisdom for ourselves in the West 248 pages. Tanning to pages. Quantity Available: 1. Shipped Weight: 1-2 kilos. Category: Spirituality; ISBN: 0002570998. ISBN/EAN: 9780002570992. Inventory No: 233272. Hardcover 
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Nancy: The Story of Lady Astor, Adrian Fort
5 Adrian Fort Nancy: The Story of Lady Astor
St. Martins Press 238353 New York 2013 First Edition 031259903X / 9780312599034 Hardcover Near Fine Condition Near Fine A new biography of Nancy Astor, American socialite and social crusader who blazed a trail through British society amid two World Wars In 1919, Nancy Astor became the first female Member of Parliament elected to the House of Commons--she was not what had been expected. Far from a virago who had suffered for the cause of female suffrage, Lady Astor was already near the center of the ruling society that had for so long resisted the political upheavals of the early twentieth century, having married into one of the richest families in the world. She wasn't even British, but the daughter of a famous Virginian family, and fiercely proud of her expatriate ancestry. But her moral drive was strong, and she would utilize her position of privilege and influence to blow a bracing American wind into what she regarded as the stuffy corners of British politics. This account charts Nancy Astor's incredible story, from relative penury in the American South to a world of enormous countryside estates and townhouses, and the most lavish entertainments, peopled by the great figures of the day--Churchill, Chamberlain, FDR, Charlie Chapin, J. M. Barrie, and Lawrence of Arabia were all part of her social circle. But hers was not to be an easy life of power and pure glamour; it was also defined by principles and bravery, war and sacrifice, love, and the most embittered disputes. With glorious, page-turning brio, Adrian Fort brings to life this restless, controversial American dynamo, an unforgettable woman who left a deep and lasting imprint on the political life of a nation. 378 pages. Quantity Available: 1. Shipped Weight: 1-2 kilos. Category: Biography; United States; Biography & Autobiography; ISBN/EAN: 9780312599034. Inventory No: 238353. Hardcover 
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Death Comes as the End, Agatha Christie
6 Agatha Christie Death Comes as the End
Pocket Books 228322 USA 1959 0671465392 / 9780671465391 Softcover Good Condition No Dust Jacket A novel of anger, jealousy, betrayal and murder in 2000 BC It is Egypt, 2000 BC, where death gives meaning to life. At the foot of a cliff lies the broken, twisted body of Nofret, concubine to a Ka-priest. Young, beautiful and venomous, most agree that she deserved to die like a snake. Yet Renisenb, the priest's daughter, believes that the woman's death was not fate, but murder. Increasingly, she becomes convinced that the source of evil lurks within her own father's household. As the wife of an eminent archaeologist, Agatha Christie took part in several expeditions to the Middle East. Drawing upon this experience and exhaustive research, she wrote this serial killer mystery laid in Egypt 4000 years ago. 222 pages. Age tanning to pages. Quantity Available: 1. Shipped Weight: Under 1 kilogram. Category: Fiction::Crime Fiction; Crime Fiction; ISBN: 0671465392. ISBN/EAN: 9780671465391. Inventory No: 228322. Paperback 
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The Body In The Library, Agatha Christie
7 Agatha Christie The Body In The Library
Fontana / Collins 236678 Great Britain 1985 0006171362 / 9780006171362 Softcover Good Condition No Dust Jacket Agatha Christie's world-famous Miss Marple mystery, reissued with a striking new cover designed to appeal to the latest generation of Agatha Christie fans and book lovers. It's seven in the morning. The Bantrys wake to find the body of a young woman in their library. She is wearing evening dress and heavy make-up, which is now smeared across her cheeks. But who is she? How did she get there? And what is the connection with another dead girl, whose charred remains are later discovered in an abandoned quarry? The respectable Bantrys invite Miss Marple to solve the mystery... before tongues start to wag. 191 pages. Cover has a few creases. Quantity Available: 1. Shipped Weight: Under 1 kilogram. Category: Fiction::Crime Fiction; Crime Fiction; ISBN: 0006171362. ISBN/EAN: 9780006171362. Inventory No: 236678. Paperback 
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The Man In The Brown Suit, Agatha Christie
8 Agatha Christie The Man In The Brown Suit
Pan Books 236453 London 1973 Softcover Good Condition A young woman investigates an accidental death at a London tube station, and finds herself of a ship bound for South Africa... Pretty, young Anne came to London looking for adventure. In fact, adventure comes looking for her - and finds her immediately at Hyde Park Corner tube station. Anne is present on the platform when a thin man, reeking of mothballs, loses his balance and is electocuted on the rails. The Scotland Yard verdict is accidental death. But Anne is not satisfied. After all, who was the man in the brown suit who examined the body? And why did he race off, leaving a cryptic message behind: '17-122 Kilmorden Castle'? 189 pages. Light foxing to outer page edges. Quantity Available: 1. Shipped Weight: Under 1 kilogram. Category: Fiction::Crime Fiction; Crime Fiction; Inventory No: 236453. Paperback 
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The New Woman, Ainslie Meares
9 Ainslie Meares The New Woman
Fontana / Collins 235037 Great Britain 1974 First Edition 0006134297 / 9780006134299 Softcover Very Good Condition No Dust Jacket Women at the crossroads of social and psychological evolution 222 pages. Light browning to page edges. Quantity Available: 1. Shipped Weight: Under 1 kilogram. Category: Psychology; Psychology & Psychiatry; ISBN: 0006134297. ISBN/EAN: 9780006134299. Inventory No: 235037. Paperback 
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Chicago, Alaa Al Aswany
10 Alaa Al Aswany Chicago
HarperCollins 240461 USA 2007 0061452564 / 9780061452567 Hardcover Very Good Condition Very Good Sex, money and politics are the driving forces of society in this new novel from bestselling author Alaa al Aswany.A medley of Egyptian and American lives collides on the campus of the University of Illinois Medical Center in a post-9/11 Chicago, and crises of identity abound. Among the players are an atheistic anti-establishment American professor of the sixties generation, whose relationship with a younger African-American woman becomes a moving target for intolerance; a veiled PhD candidate whose conviction in the code of her traditional upbringing is shaken by her exposure to American society; an emigre who has fervently embraced his new American identity, but who cannot escape his Egyptian roots when faced with the issue of his daughter's 'honour'; an Egyptian State Security informant who spouts religious doctrines while hankering after money and power; and a dissident student poet who comes to America with the sole aim of financing his literary aspirations, but whose experience in Chicago turns out to be more than he bargained for. This tightly plotted page-turner is set far from the downtown Cairo of al Aswany's 'The Yacoubian Building', but is no less unflinching an examination of contemporary Egyptian lives. 342 pages. Pen mark to bottom of page edges indicating remainder mark. Quantity Available: 1. Shipped Weight: Under 1 kilogram. Category: Fiction; Fiction; ISBN/EAN: 9780061452567. Inventory No: 240461. Hardcover 
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Friendly Fire, Alaa Al Aswany
11 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 
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Four Stories, Alan Bennett
12 Alan Bennett Four Stories
Profile Books 239860 Great Britain 2006 1861978197 / 9781861978196 Softcover Very Good Condition Like everything Bennett does, these stories are playful, witty and painfully observant of ordinary people's foibles. They all have brilliant twists, are immensely entertaining and highly moral. And all are modern classics. The Laying on of Hands The painfully observant account of a memorial service for a masseur to the famous. The Clothes They Stood Up In The comic tale of an elderly couple's trials after their flat is stripped completely bare. Father! Father! Burning Bright The savage satire on the family of a dying man who rules over them from his hospital bed. The Lady in the Van The true story of the eccentric old woman who is invited to live in a homeowner's front garden. She stays there, in her van, for fifteen years. The home is Alan Bennett's. It became a West End hit and a major film, starring Maggie Smith. 282 pages. Quantity Available: 1. Shipped Weight: Under 1 kilogram. Category: Fiction; Fiction; ISBN: 1861978197. ISBN/EAN: 9781861978196. Inventory No: 239860. Paperback 
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Starman, Alan Dean Foster
13 Alan Dean Foster Starman
Corgi 228386 Australia 1985 0552126888 / 9780552126885 Softcover Good Condition No Dust Jacket Taking the form of her recently deceased husband, a benevolent alien convinces a young woman to help him escape the federal authorities and rendezvous with his spaceship 191 pages. Film Tie-In. Quantity Available: 1. Shipped Weight: Under 1 kilogram. Category: Fiction::Science Fiction; Science Fiction & Fantasy; ISBN: 0552126888. ISBN/EAN: 9780552126885. Inventory No: 228386. Paperback 
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Without Reservations: The Travels of an Independent Woman, Alice Steinbach
14 Alice Steinbach Without Reservations: The Travels of an Independent Woman
Bantam Books 238179 Australia 2000 1863253769 / 9781863253765 Softcover Very Good Condition Without Reservations is about a woman's dream come true - taking a year off to travel the world and rediscover what it is like to be an independent woman, without ties and without reservations. 'In many ways, I was an independent woman,' writes Alice Steinbach, single working mother and Pulitzer prize-winnning journalist. 'For years I'd made my own choices, paid my own bills, shovelled my own snow, and had relationships that allowed for a lot of freedom on both sides.' Slowly, however, she saw that she had become quite dependent in another way. 'I had fallen into the habit of defining myself in terms of who I was to other people and what they expected of me.' Who am I, she wanted to know, away from the things that define me - my family, children, job, friends? Steinbach searches for the answer in some of the most exciting places in the world- Paris, where she finds a soulmate in a Japanese man; Oxford, where she learns more from a ballroom dancing lesson than any of her studies; Milan, where she befriends a young woman about to be married. Beautifully illustrated with postcards Steinbach wrote home to herself, this is an unforgettable voyage of discovery 278 pages. Black and white illustrations. Quantity Available: 1. Shipped Weight: Under 1 kilogram. Category: Travel; Travel & Places; Autobiography::Memoir. ISBN: 1863253769. ISBN/EAN: 9781863253765. Inventory No: 238179. Paperback 
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You Can't Keep a Good Woman Down, Alice Walker
15 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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The Greenstone Grail, Amanda Hemingway
16 Amanda Hemingway The Greenstone Grail
Voyager / HarperCollins 225769 London 2004 0007153864 / 9780007153862 Trade Paperback Very Good Condition No Dust Jacket The first book in a brand new trilogy from the author of Prospero's Children. Bartlemy Goodman is approximately 1500 years old. An albino of Greek parentage he was born in Byzantium amidst the decline of the Roman Empire and now resides at Thornyhill house, England, with his dog, Hoover. Bartlemy is one of the Gifted. But long experience has taught him the perils of the power of the witch-kind and so throughout the ages has channelled his considerable talents into cooking, his culinary prowess becoming the stuff of legend: he worked for the Borgias, was among the first to discover chocolate and even taught the likes of Escoffier. On a warm evening in 1991 a young homeless woman holding a baby turns up on Bartlemy's doorstep and he senses destiny at work. The woman's name is Annie Ward and her son, Nathan, is an exceptional child as Annie cannot account for his conception. Her husband Daniel died in a car accident so Nathan cannot be his. Soon Bartlemy comes to believe that the boy was created beyond the Gate of Death by a superior being for a special purpose, one that may threaten all of witch-kind and that it is his job to protect him. Whilst Nathan grows and Bartlemy continues to watch over the small family, strange occurrences begin to plague the village. The Thorn family, who gave their name to the village have lived close by since pre-Christian times, were once the guardians of a strange cup of greenish stone and set with jewels. When it was lost; sold to a Jewish collector in Austria by the black sheep of the family who absconded with it in the 1920's, the family's fortune soon followed suit. Rumoured to have been stolen by the Nazis during the war it has now turned up at Sotheby's and the last of the Thorns is determined to get it back by proving the original sale false. Bartlemy joins his friend, Rowena Thorn, in her campaign. But the matter becomes complicated and sinister when Nathan discovers the body of the Austrian owner in the wood nearby and begins to experience disturbing visions involving the cup itself. 376 pages. Quantity Available: 1. Shipped Weight: 1-2 kilos. Category: Fiction::Fantasy Fiction; Science Fiction & Fantasy; ISBN: 0007153864. ISBN/EAN: 9780007153862. Inventory No: 225769. Paperback 
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Dangerous, Amanda Quick
17 Amanda Quick Dangerous
Knight 237546 Great Britain 1996 1844290719 / 9781844290710 Softcover Very Good Condition At five and twenty, Prudence Merryweather knew very well the risks a woman took by visiting a gentleman in the dead of night. But bearding the notorious Earl of Angelstone in his den was the only way to stop him from engaging her hot-headed brother in a duel. And that was why she found herself ushered into Sebastian's forbidding presence at three in the morning - and thoroughly kissed before dawn. She was a country-bred innocent--and an intriguing experience for a man who dwelt more in the shadows than in the sunshine. Yet as her boldness drew Prue into one dangerous episode after another, Sebastian found himself torn between a raging hunger to possess her and a driving need to protect her. And the reckless beauty would soon need all the protection she could get.... 338 pages. Quantity Available: 1. Shipped Weight: Under 1 kilogram. Category: Fiction::Romance Fiction; Fiction; ISBN: 1844290719. ISBN/EAN: 9781844290710. Inventory No: 237546. Paperback 
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The Glass Palace, Amitav Ghosh
18 Amitav Ghosh The Glass Palace
HarperCollins 231537 Great Britain 2001 000651409X / 9780006514091 Softcover Good Condition Set in Burma during the British invasion of 1885, this masterly novel by Amitav Ghosh tells the story of Rajkumar, a poor boy lifted on the tides of political and social chaos, who goes on to create an empire in the Burmese teak forest. When soldiers force the royal family out of the Glass Palace and into exile, Rajkumar befriends Dolly, a young woman in the court of the Burmese Queen, whose love will shape his life. He cannot forget her, and years later, as a rich man, he goes in search of her. The struggles that have made Burma, India, and Malaya the places they are today are illuminated in this wonderful novel Foxing to endpapers. 552 pages. Tanning to pages. Quantity Available: 1. Shipped Weight: Under 1 kilogram. Category: Fiction; Fiction; ISBN: 000651409X. ISBN/EAN: 9780006514091. Inventory No: 231537. Paperback 
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A Breath of Fresh Air, Amulya Malladi
19 Amulya Malladi A Breath of Fresh Air
Bantam Books 227144 Great Britain 2002 1863253793 / 9781863253796 Softcover Very Good Condition No Dust Jacket On the night of December 3, 1984, Anjali waits for her army officer husband to pick her up at the train station in Bhopal, India. In an instant, her world changes forever. Her anger at his being late turns to horror when a catastrophic gas leak poisons the city air. Anjali miraculously survives. Her marriage does not. "A smart, successful schoolteacher, Anjali is now remarried to Sandeep, a loving and stable professor. Their lives would be nearly perfect, if not for their young son s declining health. But when Anjali s first husband suddenly reappears in her life, she is thrown back to the troubling days of their marriage with a force that impacts everyone around her. Her first husband s return brings back all the uncertainty Anjali thought time and conviction had healed about her decision to divorce, and about her place in a society that views her as scandalous for having walked away from her arranged marriage. As events unfold, feelings she had guarded like gold begin to leak away from her, spreading out into the world and challenging her once firm beliefs. Rich in insight into Indian culture and psychology, "A Breath of Fresh Air "resonates with meaning and the abiding power of love. In a landscape as intriguing as it is unfamiliar, Anjali s struggles to reconcile the roles of wife and ex-wife, working woman and mother, illuminate both the fascinating duality of the modern Indian woman and the difficult choices all women must make. 214 pages. Quantity Available: 1. Shipped Weight: Under 1 kilogram. Category: Fiction; Fiction; ISBN: 1863253793. ISBN/EAN: 9781863253796. Inventory No: 227144. Paperback 
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A STEP FROM HEAVEN, An Na
20 An Na A STEP FROM HEAVEN
Allen & Unwin GHE0020847 Australia 2002 First Edition 1865087939 / 9781865087931 Soft Cover Very Good No Dust Jacket 'It is Amanda's first party. A beach birthday party. With boys. I can't go. Uhmma and Apa do not like it that my best friend is an American, a girl who might influence me in the wrong ways. Fast American ways. Supposedly, American girls do not study, they are boy-crazy, and they do not think of anyone but themselves. Uhmma and Apa do not want me to end up like them.' When Young Ju's parents prepare to leave Korea to live in America, they believe they will find a place where everyone can make lots of money even if they didn't go to an important school; where all the uhmmas are pretty like dolls, and live in big houses. Little Young Ju thinks they are on their way to heaven. But Young Ju and her family struggle in their new world, where language and customs are so different, and no amount of hard work brings them closer to their dream. As Young Ju grows up she finds herself more and more alone in a family divided by cultural values and a painful sense of failure. Until, as a young woman, she is forced to make the hardest choice of all: to break family tradition and call for the help that will save them. 156 pages. Quantity Available: 1. Shipped Weight: Under 250 grams. Category: Children's::Children's Books; Children; ISBN: 1865087939. ISBN/EAN: 9781865087931. Inventory No: GHE0020847. Paperback 
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