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The Pyramid: The Kurt Wallander Stories, Henning Mankell
201 Henning Mankell The Pyramid: The Kurt Wallander Stories
Harvill Secker 241780 Australia 2008 184655098X / 9781846550980 Trade Paperback Very Good Condition When Kurt Wallander first appeared in FACELESS KILLERS back in 1990, he was a senior police officer, just turned forty, with his life in a mess. His wife had left him, his father barely acknowledged him; he ate badly and drank alone at night. The Pyramid chronicles the events that led him to such a place. We see him in the early years, doing hours on the beat whilst trying to solve a murder off-duty, witness the beginnings of his fragile relationship with Mona, the woman he has his heart set on marrying; and learn the reason behind his difficulties with his father. These thrilling tales provide a fascinating insight into Wallander's character, and demand to be read in one sitting. From the stabbing of a neighbour in 1969 to a light aircraft accident in 1989, every story is a vital piece of the Wallander series, showing Mankell at the top of his game. Featuring an introduction from the author, THE PYRAMID is an essential read for all fans of Kurt Wallander. 376 pages. Quantity Available: 1. Shipped Weight: 1-2 kilos. Category: Fiction::Crime Fiction; Crime Fiction; ISBN/EAN: 9781846550980. Inventory No: 241780. Paperback 
Price: 13.00 AUD
Daisy Miller, Henry James
202 Henry James Daisy Miller
Penguin Popular Classics 231323 Great Britain 1995 0140621709 / 9780140621709 Softcover Very Good Condition Traveling in Europe with her family, Daisy Miller, an exquisitely beautiful young American woman, presents her fellow-countryman Winterbourne with a dilemma he cannot resolve. Is she deliberately flouting social conventions in the way she talks and acts, or is she simply ignorant of them? When she strikes up an intimate friendship with an urbane young Italian, her flat refusal to observe the codes of respectable behavior leaves her perilously exposed. In Daisy Miller James created his first great portrait of an enigmatic and independent American woman, a figure who would come to dominate his later masterpieces. 88 pages. Light tanning to pages. Complete and Unabridged. Quantity Available: 1. Shipped Weight: Under 250 grams. Category: Literature; Literature & Literary; ISBN: 0140621709. ISBN/EAN: 9780140621709. Inventory No: 231323. Paperback 
Price: 5.00 AUD
Daisy Miller, Henry James
203 Henry James Daisy Miller
Penguin Books 228469 London 1974 0140038833 / 9780140038835 Softcover Very Good Condition No Dust Jacket "Daisy Miller" is a fascinating portrait of a young woman from Schenectady, New York, who, traveling in Europe, runs afoul of the socially pretentious American expatriate community in Rome. First published in 1878, the novella brought American novelist Henry James(1843-1916), then living in London, his first international success. Like many of James's early works, it portrays a venturesome American girl in the treacherous waters of European society - a theme that would culminate in his 1881 masterpiece, "The Portrait of a Lady." On the surface, "Daisy Miller" unfolds a simple story of a young American girl's willful yet innocent flirtation with a young Italian, and its unfortunate consequences. But throughout the narrative, James contrasts American customs and values with European manners and morals in a tale rich in psychological and social insight. A vivid portrayal of Americans abroad and a telling encounter between the values of the Old and New Worlds, "Daisy Miller" is an ideal introduction to the work of one of America's greatest writers of fiction. 88 pages. Very light tanning to page edges . Film Tie-In. Quantity Available: 1. Shipped Weight: Under 250 grams. Category: Literature; Literature & Literary; ISBN: 0140038833. ISBN/EAN: 9780140038835. Inventory No: 228469. Paperback 
Price: 8.00 AUD
One Woman's World, Hilarie Lindsay
204 Hilarie Lindsay One Woman's World
Ansay Pty Ltd 234310 Australia 1980 0909245339 / 9780909245337 Softcover Very Good Condition Quantity Available: 1. Shipped Weight: Under 500 grams. Category: Poetry::Verse; Poetry; Australian::Australian Poetry, Prose, Verse. ISBN: 0909245339. ISBN/EAN: 9780909245337. Inventory No: 234310. Paperback 
Price: 10.00 AUD
Toyboy, Holly Hill
205 Holly Hill Toyboy
Ebury Press 244326 Australia 2008 1741667186 / 9781741667189 Trade Paperback Very Good Condition Toyboy sought by attractive,educated,40-year-old woman who wants to explore the other side of an equation. I will pay a generous weekly allowance for regular visits to the home of an accomplished cook, confidante and lover. Whilst not essential, youth, humour, looks and intelligence will be well-regarded. You must be (theoretically) available 24 x 7 but especially weekdays and located within Darlinghurst or nearby surrounds. Anonymity will be assured. Following on from Holly Hill's successful Sugarbabe comes the equally provocative sequel - a somewhat shocking experiment of what it's like to be a toyboy. After advertising online for a Sugardaddy, Holly Hill now goes in search of a toyboy. 308 pages. Quantity Available: 1. Shipped Weight: 1-2 kilos. Category: Non Fiction; Miscellaneous; ISBN/EAN: 9781741667189. Inventory No: 244326. Paperback 
Price: 12.00 AUD
The Act Of Love, Howard Jacobson
206 Howard Jacobson The Act Of Love
Penguin Books 230870 Canada 2008 0143170643 / 9780143170648 Trade Paperback Very Good Condition No Dust Jacket No man has ever loved a woman and not imagined her in the arms of someone else. Felix Quinn calls himself a happy man. He owns one of London's oldest antiquarian bookshops. He is married to and adores the beautiful Marisa. But a childhood experience has taught him that loss is intrinsic to love, and Felix realises that he can only be truly happy if his wife is sleeping with another man. Enter Marius into Marisa's affections. And now Felix must ask himself, is he really happy? By the winner of the 2010 Man Booker Prize. 308 pages. Quantity Available: 1. Shipped Weight: 1-2 kilos. Category: Fiction; Fiction; ISBN/EAN: 9780143170648. Inventory No: 230870. Paperback 
Price: 12.00 AUD
Reinventing Australia: The Mind and Mood of Australia in the 90s, Hugh Mackay
207 Hugh Mackay Reinventing Australia: The Mind and Mood of Australia in the 90s
Angus & Robertson 241674 Australia 1993 0207179697 / 9780207179693 Softcover Good Condition Monumental changes in the Australian way of life are making the present into one of the most challenging periods in our history. Such issues as the "new woman", a record divorce rate, multiculturalism, the highest level of unemployment in sixty years, the onrush of technology, the rise of the swinging voter, a rapidly shrinking middle class all contribute. Because we are all living through an Age of redefinition, many of us are from anxiety, stress and insecurity that are the inevitable consequences of having to adjust to such radical social, cultural and economical upheaval. How will we cope? From the author of more than ten books, including tHE GOOD LIFE, WHAt MAKES US tICK and ADVANCE AUStRALIA ... WHERE? 309 pages. Quantity Available: 1. Shipped Weight: Under 1 kilogram. Category: Australian; Miscellaneous; ISBN: 0207179697. ISBN/EAN: 9780207179693. Inventory No: 241674. Paperback 
Price: 14.00 AUD
Debrett's Royal Wedding: Charles & Diana, Hugo Vickers
208 Hugo Vickers Debrett's Royal Wedding: Charles & Diana
Sungravure Pty Ltd 240144 Sydney 1980 Softcover Very Good Condition A 24 page colour souvenir presented for Australia by Woman's Day. 123 pages. Cover has a crease. Quantity Available: 1. Shipped Weight: Under 1 kilogram. Category: Royalty::Charles & Diana; Australia; Biography & Autobiography; Inventory No: 240144. Paperback 
Price: 25.00 AUD
Ita Buttrose: A Passionate Life, Ita Buttrose
209 Ita Buttrose Ita Buttrose: A Passionate Life
Viking 243757 Australia 2012 0670076546 / 9780670076543 Trade Paperback Very Good Condition Kerry Packer described her as a 'dedicated and brilliant journalist who has achieved greatness in her industry very early and so quickly' and 'a jewel beyond price'. Cold Chisel wrote a song about her. Rupert Murdoch was so impressed by her talents, he asked her to be the editor-in-chief of both the Daily and Sunday Telegraphs - and in doing so, become the first woman ever to edit a major Australian metropolitan newspaper.In her extraordinary career, spanning over fifty years, Ita Buttrose has been involved in every aspect of the media, from newspapers and magazines to television and radio and now, electronic publishing. From her creation of a new type of women's magazine in Cleo and then ITA, to her appointment as the youngest-ever editor of The Australian Women's Weekly (a distinction she still holds today), a passionate love of journalism has driven her every step of the way.Refreshingly candid about the challenges she has faced as a professional woman, not only in her career but also in her love life and as a mother, A Passionate Life describes those ground-breaking years with Ita's trademark clarity, precision and wit.In this substantially revised and expanded edition, Ita also shares her views on current affairs and the state of the media today, including an insider's perspective on the Murdoch empire. We hear about her significant recent contribution to various health awareness campaigns, particularly Alzheimer's Australia; her coverage of the 2011 royal wedding; her new incarnation as a rap star; the making of Paper Giants and her recent venture into the new territory of electronic publishing. An appealing and lively autobiography by one of Australia's most distinguished journalists, A Passionate Life will strike a chord with working women everywhere. 362 pages. Illustrated with colour and black and white photographs. Quantity Available: 1. Shipped Weight: 1-2 kilos. Category: Autobiography::Memoir; Biography & Autobiography; ISBN/EAN: 9780670076543. Inventory No: 243757. Paperback 
Price: 17.00 AUD
Elizabeth, J. Randy Taraborrelli
210 J. Randy Taraborrelli Elizabeth
Sidgwick & Jackson 227060 Great Britain 2006 First Edition 0283070072 / 9780283070075 Hardcover Fine Condition Fine An insightful and page-turning biography of a true screen legend. Elizabeth Taylor is known internationally as one of the most beautiful and talented women ever to grace the silver screen. She has won two Academy Awards and has starred in over sixty films. She is just as well known for her tempestuous personal life, marrying eight times and suffering through innumerable health problems. A cultural icon, she has been written about before ...but never like this. This moving book traces for the first time Elizabeth's journey through the dark and often lonely world of a fame unparalleled in the 1960s and 1970s, a time during which alcohol and drugs played a major part in her life. It would be with her fifth (and sixth) husband Richard Burton (with whom she made twelve movies, including Cleopatra) that she would learn life lessons about love and loyalty that would inform the rest of her life and, finally, be the catalyst for her alcoholic recovery in the 1980s. This book also details her philanthropic work as an AIDS activist in the 1990s as well as her stunning success as a business woman today (with a multi-million-dollar fragrance). Based on years of research, this is not just a star's biography ...it's an unforgettable woman's story. 548 pages. Illustrated with black and white photographs. Quantity Available: 1. Shipped Weight: 1-2 kilos. Category: Biography; Biography & Autobiography; ISBN: 0283070072. ISBN/EAN: 9780283070075. Inventory No: 227060. Hardcover 
Price: 25.00 AUD
Four English Tragedies, J.M. Morrell - Editor
211 J.M. Morrell - Editor Four English Tragedies
Penguin Books 232017 Great Britain 1953 Softcover Good Condition No Dust Jacket Marlowe's - Edward The Second; Heywood's - A Woman Killed With Kindness; Webster's The Duchess Of Malfy and Dryden's All For Love 375 pages. Age tanning to pages. Quantity Available: 1. Shipped Weight: Under 1 kilogram. Category: Plays; Theatre & Plays; Inventory No: 232017. Paperback 
Price: 7.00 AUD
Stevie: A Biography of Stevie Smith, Jack Barbera, Wiliam McBrien
212 Jack Barbera, Wiliam McBrien Stevie: A Biography of Stevie Smith
Papermac / Macmillan 243078 Great Britain 1986 0333426711 / 9780333426715 Softcover Good Condition Stevie Smith, who died in 1971, remains one of the most fascinating and original English literary figures of this century. Her wit and eccentricity have become legend, her personal style was unique, her poems are among the oddest, funniest, and most moving in the language. Her life was so compelling that it became the subject of a play and a film, both starring Glenda Jackson. In this charming biography, Jack Barbera and William McBrien capture the essence of a remarkable woman and her impact on the literary scene. Drawing on a wealth of private and archival material, much of it previously unknown, they present the fullest and most convincing portrait yet of Stevie Smith's life and work. They depict the unhappiness of her long childhood exile in the hospital with tuberculosis, her father's abandonment of the family, and her mother's early death. And they paint a rich portrait of her adult life, which was spent almost entirely in a genteel North London suburb and shared with a beloved aunt. Although Stevie gained an international following in 1936 with the publication of Novel on Yellow Paper, she continued to work for more than 30 years as a secretary in a publishing house. Her writing later ceased to be fashionable but in the 1960s, she enjoyed a new wave of recognition as a performer, broadcaster, and literary reviewer, receiving in 1969 the Queen's Gold Medal for Poetry. Replete with anecdotes from Stevie's friends and excerpts from her work, this biography offers new insights into the charm and paradox of a unique poet as well as into her writings and the world in which she moved. 378 pages. Item Type: Ex-Library. Tanning to pages. Usual library stamps and markings. Illustrated with black and white photographs. Front blank endpaper has been removed. Quantity Available: 1. Shipped Weight: Under 1 kilogram. ISBN: 0333426711. ISBN/EAN: 9780333426715. Inventory No: 243078. Paperback 
Price: 10.00 AUD
Chicken Soup for the Woman's Soul: 101 Stories To Open the Hearts and Rekindle The Spirits of Women, Jack Canfield, Mark Victor Hansen, Jennifer Read Hawthorne, Marci Shimoff
213 Jack Canfield, Mark Victor Hansen, Jennifer Read Hawthorne, Marci Shimoff Chicken Soup for the Woman's Soul: 101 Stories To Open the Hearts and Rekindle The Spirits of Women
Health Communications 242230 USA 1996 1558744150 / 9781558744158 Softcover Very Good Condition There are many ways to define a woman: daughter, mother, wife, professional, friend, student... We are each special and unique, yet we share a common connection. What bonds all women are our mutual experiences of loving and learning: feeling the tenderness of love; forging lifelong friendships; pursuing a chosen career; giving birth to new life; juggling the responsibilities of job and family, and more. This shining collection brings you inspiration and comfort in special chapters on marriage, motherhood, aging, bridging the generations, attitude, self-esteem and higher wisdom. Stories honor the strength and reveal the beauty of the feminine spirit. Included are incredible stories from Oprah Winfrey, Leo Buscaglia, Linda Ellerbee, Robert Fulghum, Kathie Lee Gifford and many others. Whether you are a career woman or a stay-at-home mom, a teenager or a senior, a young woman just starting out or a woman of the world, this delightful book will be a treasured companion for many years to come. 351 pages. Pen mark to bottom of page edges indicating remainder mark. Quantity Available: 1. Shipped Weight: 1-2 kilos. Category: Self Help; Self Help & Motivation; ISBN: 1558744150. ISBN/EAN: 9781558744158. Inventory No: 242230. Paperback 
Price: 17.00 AUD
Midnight Runner, Jack Higgins
214 Jack Higgins Midnight Runner
Doubleday 243016 Australia 2002 1876590750 / 9781876590758 Hardcover Very Good Condition Very Good After her brothers are killed one by one, oil heiress Kate Rashid --- now the richest woman in the world --- swears vengeance on all who have harmed her family. Never mind that they tried to assassinate the President of the United States, that villainy ran in their veins. They were her brothers, and their enemies must pay with their lives: British agent Sean Dillon. White House operative Blake Johnson. And the President himself ... 342 pages. Quantity Available: 1. Shipped Weight: 1-2 kilos. Category: Fiction; Fiction; ISBN: 1876590750. ISBN/EAN: 9781876590758. Inventory No: 243016. Hardcover 
Price: 12.00 AUD
Heartwood, James Lee Burke
215 James Lee Burke Heartwood
Island Books 242594 New York 2000 0440224012 / 9780440224013 Softcover Good Condition Deaf Smith, Texas, a small town with small town problems until the local boy made good Earl Deitrich decides that he isn't prepared to share his kind of good fortune with anybody else. Wilbur Pickett is a retired rodeo rider with big dreams. Dreams of a secure future for himself and his native American wife, a blind woman who sees more than a blind woman should thanks to her ancient heritage. When Wilbur happens upon a parcel of land with black gold waiting for the taking he also happens on Deitrich and a whole bunch of violent problems. Only lawyer Billy Bob Holland is prepared to stand up for Wilbur, to stand against the juggernaut that is Deitrich and his corrupting influence 390 pages. Quantity Available: 1. Shipped Weight: Under 1 kilogram. Category: Fiction::Crime Fiction; United States; Crime Fiction; ISBN: 0440224012. ISBN/EAN: 9780440224013. Inventory No: 242594. Paperback 
Price: 8.50 AUD
Alex Cross, Run, James Patterson
216 James Patterson Alex Cross, Run
Arrow 242283 Great Britain 2013 0099550156 / 9780099550150 Softcover Very Good Condition No Dust Jacket Kill Alex Cross was "Patterson at the top of his game" (Washington Post). Alex Cross, Run is even better. DON'T LOOK, ALEX CROSS Top plastic surgeon Elijah Creem is renowned for his skills in the operating room, and for his wild, no-expense-spared "industry parties," bringing in underage exotic dancers and models for nights of drugs, champagne, and uninhibited sex. That is, until Detective Alex Cross busts one of Creem's lavish soirees and ruins his fun. Now Creem is willing to do anything to avoid going to jail. DON'T THINK, ALEX CROSS But Alex doesn't have time to dwell on that case. A beautiful woman has been found murdered in her car, a lock of her hair viciously ripped off. Then a second woman is found hanging from a sixth-floor window with a brutal scar slashed across her stomach. When a third mutilated body is discovered, rumors of three serial killers on the loose send Washington D.C. into an all-out frenzy. JUST RUN Alex is under so much pressure to solve these three grim cases that he hasn't noticed that someone else investigating him-someone so obsessed and so twisted that they'll do anything-ANYTHING- to get the vengeance they require. Alex Cross, Run is James Patterson's most unrelenting story yet-a white-hot, sensational thrill ride with the most extreme and gripping characters Patterson has ever brought to life 505 pages. Quantity Available: 1. Shipped Weight: Under 1 kilogram. Category: Fiction::Crime Fiction; Crime Fiction; ISBN/EAN: 9780099550150. Inventory No: 242283. Paperback 
Price: 10.00 AUD
Triple Threat: Three high-Impact Thrillers; Cross Kill; Zoo 2; The Pretender, James Patterson
217 James Patterson Triple Threat: Three high-Impact Thrillers; Cross Kill; Zoo 2; The Pretender
Bookshots 239777 Australia 2016 1786530589 / 9781786530585 Softcover Near Fine Condition James Patterson's BookShots. Short, fast-paced, high-impact entertainment. From the world's bestselling thriller writer, three pulse-pounding stories in one book! CROSS KILL: Along Came a Spider killer Gary Soneji has been dead for over ten years. Alex Cross watched him die. But today, Cross saw him gun down his partner. Is Soneji alive? A ghost? Or something even more sinister? Nothing will prepare you for the wicked truth. ZOO 2 (with Max DiLallo): James Patterson's ZOO was just the beginning. The planet is still under violent siege by ferocious animals. Humans are their desperate prey. Except some humans are evolving, mutating into a savage species that could save civilisation - or end it. THE PRETENDER (with Andrew Bourelle): Logan Bishop is a thief living off a stash of stolen diamonds. But when his murderous ex-partner tracks him down, Logan must find a way to turn the tables - or lose the only woman who can handle the truth. 365 pages. Quantity Available: 1. Shipped Weight: Under 1 kilogram. Category: Fiction::Crime Fiction; Crime Fiction; ISBN/EAN: 9781786530585. Inventory No: 239777. Paperback 
Price: 12.00 AUD
The Quickie, James Patterson and Michael Ledwidge
218 James Patterson and Michael Ledwidge The Quickie
Headline 236560 Australia 2007 0755335716 / 9780755335718 Trade Paperback Good Condition James Patterson takes us on a twisting roller-coaster ride of thrills in his most gripping novel yet. Lauren Stillwell is not your average damsel in distress. When the NYPD cop discovers her husband leaving a hotel with another woman, she decides to beat him at his own game. But her revenge goes dangerously awry, and she finds her world spiralling into a hell that becomes more terrifying by the hour. In a further twist of fate, Lauren must take on a job that threatens everything she stands for. Now, she's paralyzed by a deadly secret that could tear her life apart. With her job and marriage on the line, Lauren's desire for retribution becomes a lethal inferno as she fights to save her livelihood - and her life. This story of love, lust and dangerous secrets will have reader's hearts pounding to the very last page. 300 pages. Light tanning to page edges. Previous owners name on front endpaper. Quantity Available: 1. Shipped Weight: Under 1 kilogram. Category: Fiction::Crime Fiction; Crime Fiction; ISBN/EAN: 9780755335718. Inventory No: 236560. Paperback 
Price: 12.50 AUD
More Than A Woman: An Intimate Biography of Bette Davis, James Spada
219 James Spada More Than A Woman: An Intimate Biography of Bette Davis
Little, Brown and Company 237585 USA 1993 0316908800 / 9780316908801 Hardcover Very Good Condition Very Good A biography of Bette Davis, revealing a life replete with scandal, sex, violence, courage, sacrifice and heartbreak. After three years of research and more than 150 interviews, James Spada has written a revealing biography of one of the greatest Hollywood Legends. Spada has convinced Bette Davis's relatives and friends to speak out for the first time, and he has gained new access to court documents, long-lost inquest transcript, and personal correspondence to paint a portrait of one of the most complex and misrepresented women in Hollywood history. This book reveals Bette Davis' oddly close relationship with her mother (who bathed her until she was in her teens); her ambivalent feelings about the sex act, as revealed by a director/lover; her possible role in the brain damage of her adopted daughter; the bizarre behaviour of her husband Gary Merrill and the vicious custody battle for their son, Michael; her pursuit of much younger men she entered her sixties; and her tragic and courageous last days. 514 pages. Illustrated with black and white photographs. Quantity Available: 1. Shipped Weight: 1-2 kilos. Category: Biography; Biography & Autobiography; ISBN: 0316908800. ISBN/EAN: 9780316908801. Inventory No: 237585. Hardcover 
Price: 25.00 AUD
Locations, Jan Morris
220 Jan Morris Locations
Oxford University Press 241956 Great Britain 1992 First Edition 0192129961 / 9780192129963 Hardcover Good Condition Good From San Jacinto Plaza in El Paso, to nostalgic Oslo, to Norfolk Island, home of the Boobook Owl, Locations is an honest and insightful look at thirteen unique places from the woman who has, in her own words, been earning her living "by perpetual wandering and writing" for nearly forty years. One of the world's preeminent travel writers, Jan Morris is the author of a number of highly acclaimed volumes. And now, in Locations, she presents yet another collection of provocative essays on destinations as varied as Paris and Oslo, West Point and Chicago. These pieces reveal not so much how a place looks, feels, or sounds, but Morris's own response to a particular moment, her appreciation of history's causes and effects, her sharp eye for a telling detail, and her ability to find the meaning in a chance encounter. In Vermont, ("the receptacle of the symptoms Romantics like to identify as American Innocence") she retells with delight how, like the keys to a city, she was given the gift of a piece of lead piping from which the stallion Justin Morgan (the father of the breed of Morgan horses) had drunk. She finds Oaxaca (pronounced like "wa-HA-ka") colored violently by its Indianness, where one can hear the arcane languages of the Mixtec, Zapotec, and Ixcatec, and, five thousand feet above sea level, get a benign and hallucinatory effect of breathiness and romance. Morris captures what she calls the pungency of the Tex-Mex frontier, where one can not only find clans (who have lived there since before Texas was born) that maintain their immemorial feuds on both sides of the Rio Grande, but also such unexpected settlers as a "blond and smiling Swiss lady, like someone out of a Renoir" in charge of her breakfast counter in Laredo, and a multilingual world-traveller who prefers Texas to his homes in France and Italy. And we experience the mood in post-Wall Berlin, where "the awful fear that used to hang over the Wall like a black cloud" has vanished, and "the soldiers of the People's Army have turned out to be human after all." The Los Angeles Times praised Morris as "poet of the odd point of vantage." And in Locations we find a vivid tapestry of evocative prose from the woman who has brought to travel writing a style that is arrestingly her own. 152 pages. Light foxing to endpapers and page edges. Inscription to previous owner on front endpaper. Quantity Available: 1. Shipped Weight: 1-2 kilos. Category: travel; Travel & Places; ISBN: 0192129961. ISBN/EAN: 9780192129963. Inventory No: 241956. Hardcover 
Price: 18.00 AUD
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