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Mastering the Art of French Eating: Lessons in Food and Love from a year in Paris, Ann Mah
1 Ann Mah Mastering the Art of French Eating: Lessons in Food and Love from a year in Paris
Pamela Dorman Books 241284 2013 First US Edition 0670025992 / 9780670025992 Hardcover Near Fine Condition Near Fine The memoir of a young diplomat s wife who must reinvent her dream of living in Paris one dish at a time When journalist Ann Mah s diplomat husband is given a three-year assignment in Paris, Ann is overjoyed. A lifelong foodie and Francophile, she immediately begins plotting gastronomic adventures a deux. Then her husband is called away to Iraq on a year-long post alone. Suddenly, Ann s vision of a romantic sojourn in the City of Light is turned upside down. So, not unlike another diplomatic wife, Julia Child, Ann must find a life for herself in a new city. Journeying through Paris and the surrounding regions of France, Ann combats her loneliness by seeking out the perfect pain au chocolat and learning the way the andouillette sausage is really made. She explores the history and taste of everything from boeuf Bourguignon to soupe au pistou to the crispiest of buckwheat crepes. And somewhere between Paris and the south of France, she uncovers a few of life s truths. 273 pages. Quantity Available: 1. Shipped Weight: 1-2 kilos. Category: Autobiography::Memoir; Biography & Autobiography; ISBN/EAN: 9780670025992. Inventory No: 241284. Hardcover 
Price: 30.00 AUD
Object Lessons, Anna Quindlen
2 Anna Quindlen Object Lessons
Arrow 242606 London 1996 0099550210 / 9780099550211 Softcover Good Condition 262 pages. Pages browned. Previous owners name on front endpaper. Quantity Available: 1. Shipped Weight: Under 1 kilogram. Category: Fiction; Fiction; ISBN: 0099550210. ISBN/EAN: 9780099550211. Inventory No: 242606. Paperback 
Price: 12.50 AUD
Redcoat, Bernard Cornwell
3 Bernard Cornwell Redcoat
Penguin 247286 2001 140593140X / 9781405931403 Softcover Near Fine Condition Philadelphia in 1777 is a city at war - not just between American troops and the British army, but within itself. For an occupied city throws together loyalist and patriot, soldier and civilian, man and woman; divides families and breeds treachery. Here ruthless Captain Kit Vane and beautiful Martha Crowl, passionate patriot Caroline and her idealist young lover Jonathon, unscrupulous Ezra Woollard and the brutal Sergeant Scammell, forge and break shifting allegiances that drive them to dangerous lengths. And caught between them Private Sam Gilpin, seduced into war by a dare and a red coat, must learn the bitter lessons of love, loss and the real meaning of loyalty. 404 pages. Quantity Available: 1. Shipped Weight: Under 1 kilogram. Category: Fiction; Fiction; ISBN/EAN: 9781405931403. Inventory No: 247286. Paperback 
Price: 13.00 AUD
Whitethorn - A Novel of Africa, Bryce Courtenay
4 Bryce Courtenay Whitethorn - A Novel of Africa
Viking 230067 Australia 2005 067002922X / 9780670029228 Hardcover Very Good Condition Very Good From Bryce Courtenay comes a novel of Africa. The time is 1939. White South Africa is a deeply divided nation with many of the Afrikaner people fanatically opposed to the English. The world is also on the brink of war and South Africa elects to fight for the Allied cause against Germany. Six-year-old Tom Fitzsaxby finds himself in The Boys Farm, an orphanage in a remote town in the high mountains, where the Afrikaners side fiercely with Hitler's Germany. Tom's English name proves sufficient for him to be ostracised, marking him as an outsider. And so begin some of life's tougher lessons for the small, lonely boy. Like the whitethorn, one of Africa's most enduring plants, Tom learns how to survive in the harsh climate of racial hatred. Then a terrible event sends him on a journey to ensure that justice is done. On the way, his most unexpected discovery is love. 'Courtenay is an undeniably talented storyteller ...He knows what his readers want and how to deliver.' Courier-Mail 'Tom Fitzsaxby could stand proudly alongside Tom Brown or Tom Sawyer any day.' Sydney Morning Herald brycecourtenay.com facebook.com/BryceCourtenay 679 pages. Light tanning to pages. Previous owners name to top of title page. Quantity Available: 1. Shipped Weight: 2-3 kilos. Category: Australian::Australian Fiction; Fiction; ISBN: 067002922X. ISBN/EAN: 9780670029228. Inventory No: 230067. This book is extra heavy, and may involve extra shipping charges to some countries. Hardcover 
Price: 20.00 AUD
The Redemption of Althalus, David & Leigh Eddings
5 David & Leigh Eddings The Redemption of Althalus
Voyager / HarperCollins 244069 Australia 2000 First Australian Edition 0002247542 / 9780002247542 Hardcover Good Condition Good A fabulous brand new Eddings standalone fantasy, set in an entirely new magical world. A bronze-age burglar, armed robber and sometime murderer, our hero Althalus is commissioned to steal a book by a mysterious cloaked stranger named Ghend. Althalus sets off to the House at the End of the World to steal it -- after stealing Ghend's cloak, as well, since winter is coming on. (Althalus is a rogue who can get away with almost anything...maybe with everything!) At the House at the End of the World, he finds a talking cat...in the same room as the book Ghend described. What he can't find once he's in the house is the door by which he entered. Only 2467 years and an ice age later does Althalus re-emerge with the cat, Emmy, in the hood of his (Ghend's) cloak. By now he can read. He's read the book and discovered a tool mightier than the blunt instrument he once used to disable his victims. The book was written by the god Deiwos, whose evil brother Daeva is trying to unmake the world. Emmy is in fact their sister and she's setting out to save the world with Althalus to help her. No easy task. First there is a quest to unearth the magical knife that will enable Emmy to assemble and command her band of essential helpers: Eliar (young soldier), Andine (leader of a small country), Bheid (black-robed priest), Gher (ten-year old orphan), Leitha (telepath/witch). Their respective commands: lead, obey, illuminate, deceive, listen. Althalus is commanded by the Knife to seek. Battles follow against Gelta the Queen of Night and the armies of Daeva involving many devious manoeuvres in and out of the House where Doors can be opened (solely by Eliar) to any place at any time. Daeva has his Doors, too. When Daeva can't win through battle, he tries revolution. When Dweia (Emmy) can't win any other way, Althalus will persuade her to lie, cheat and steal -- reciprocating the lessons in truth, justice and morality Emmy has been giving him for some while. The existence of the world hangs in the balance and love cannot be guaranteed to triumph in this glorious epic fantasy. 694 pages. Light tanning to pages. Quantity Available: 1. Shipped Weight: 1-2 kilos. Category: Fiction::Fantasy Fiction; Science Fiction & Fantasy; ISBN: 0002247542. ISBN/EAN: 9780002247542. Inventory No: 244069. Hardcover 
Price: 22.50 AUD
The Path To Love: Spiritual Lessons for Creating the Love You Need, Deepak Chopra
6 Deepak Chopra The Path To Love: Spiritual Lessons for Creating the Love You Need
Harmony Books 235132 Australia 1997 0712672249 / 9780712672245 Trade Paperback Good Condition In this groundbreaking personal development book, influential teacher and physician Deepak Chopra, explores how our hearts have lost their centre and why love so often falls short of filling a deep, aching need within us. He also explains how we can find the love we long for, one which is rich and meaningful, satisfying and lasting - by restoring to love its missing element: spirituality. In presenting the long-forgotten, timeless laws of love, together with practical suggestions for bringing them into our lives, Deepak Chopra shows us how to transform our lives forever - and the lives of those whom we love. Light tanning to pages. Quantity Available: 1. Shipped Weight: 1-2 kilos. Category: Spirituality; Self Help & Motivation; ISBN: 0712672249. ISBN/EAN: 9780712672245. Inventory No: 235132. Paperback 
Price: 17.00 AUD
The Winter of Magical Letters, Elizabeth Dye
7 Elizabeth Dye The Winter of Magical Letters
Seven Arches Publishing 233333 Great Britain Softcover Very Good Condition Sam is not only the smallest boy in his class, he is skinny, has red hair and struggles with school work. He has a very strange home life, living part of the time with his rather batty grandma, and part of the time with his morose and sad dad. He puts up with bullying from Toughie Wilson and his mates because he doesn't know what else to do. But when he starts finding strange scraps of shiny paper inscribed with meaningless letters, the adventures he goes through give him the courage to beat Toughie at his own game. If you remember your chemistry lessons, you might realise before Sam does that the letters are not 'magical' in quite the way he things they are. This is a celebration of science. 156 pages. Quantity Available: 1. Shipped Weight: Under 1 kilogram. Category: Children's::Children's Fiction; Children; Inventory No: 233333. Paperback 
Price: 13.50 AUD
Life is So Good, George Dawson and Richard Glaubman
8 George Dawson and Richard Glaubman Life is So Good
Penguin Books 238192 USA 2001 0141001682 / 9780141001685 Softcover Near Fine Condition In this remarkable book, 103-year-old George Dawson, a slave's grandson who learned to read at age 98, reflects on his life and offers valuable lessons in living as well as a fresh, firsthand view of America during the twentieth century. Richard Glaubman captures Dawson's irresistible voice and view of the world, offering insights into humanity, history, hardships, and happiness. From segregation and civil rights, to the wars, presidents, and defining moments in history, George Dawson's description and assessment of the last century inspires readers with the message that-through it all-has sustained him: "Life is so good. I do believe it's getting better." 260 pages. Quantity Available: 1. Shipped Weight: Under 1 kilogram. Category: Biography; Biography & Autobiography; ISBN: 0141001682. ISBN/EAN: 9780141001685. Inventory No: 238192. Paperback 
Price: 18.00 AUD
The Five Stages of the Soul: Charting the Spiritual Passages That Shape our Lives, Harry R. Moody and David Carroll
9 Harry R. Moody and David Carroll The Five Stages of the Soul: Charting the Spiritual Passages That Shape our Lives
Rider 244624 Great Britain 1998 0712670912 / 9780712670913 Softcover Very Good Condition 'A new life, a new chance, now awaits you. You only have to reach out and take it. But remember: you yourself must do the reaching. ' Everyone who has ever asked themselves 'Is this all there is?' will draw inspiration from The Five Stages of the Soul. In midlife many of us, regardless of our worldly success, feel that life is not giving us what we want. But when we come to analyse what it is that we do want, we are not sure. The confidence and idealism that carried us through the first half of our lives often gives way to emptiness and confusion as we get older. This is the first book to explore the specific stages of spiritual awakening that we go through as we age - from midlife crisis and the search for inner purpose - to the true happiness and fulfilment that can be achieved once we find the path to spiritual wholeness. Based on extensive research from a leading teacher in the field of aging, this thought provoking book relates the spiritual experiences and lessons of numerous individuals and draws on psychology and religion to offer guidance and inspiration to those searching to regain a sense of meaning in their lives. 'The gifts we can receive from people who have tasted spiritual possibility are maps which we then use to guide our own journey. . . 374 pages. Quantity Available: 1. Shipped Weight: Under 1 kilogram. Category: Spirituality; New Age & Alternative; ISBN: 0712670912. ISBN/EAN: 9780712670913. Inventory No: 244624. Paperback 
Price: 15.00 AUD
Highgrove: Portrait of an Estate, HRH The Prince of Wales and Charles Clover
10 HRH The Prince of Wales and Charles Clover Highgrove: Portrait of an Estate
Chapmans Publishers 240856 London 1994 0297833472 / 9780297833475 Softcover Near Fine Condition The Prince of Wales spent five years turning his Highgrove Estate in the Cotswolds into a model of environmentally-benign farming and gardening. This book records the successes and failures, and the lessons to be shared not only by gardeners, horticulturalists and farmers, but by everyone interested in land and in their environment. In an introductory section Prince Charles shares his vision of Highgrove as a blueprint for the future. Charles Clover depicts the backcloth: the history of the estate, the making of the garden, the wildflower garden, the encouragement of wildlife, the seasons at Highgrove, the experiments in organic farming and the market for the products. 283 pages. Illustrated with colour photographs. Quantity Available: 1. Shipped Weight: 1-2 kilos. Category: Horticulture::Gardening::Landscaping; Gardening; ISBN: 0297833472. ISBN/EAN: 9780297833475. Inventory No: 240856. Paperback 
Price: 33.00 AUD
Elizabeth, J. Randy Taraborrelli
11 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. Gift Quality 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: 30.00 AUD
Diary of a Minecraft Zombie Book 1: A Scare of A Dare, Jack Zombie
12 Jack Zombie Diary of a Minecraft Zombie Book 1: A Scare of A Dare
Koala Books 246659 Australia 2016 1743811500 / 9781743811504 Softcover Good Condition This series gives insight into the life of a 12-year-old Minecraft Zombie. Zack Zombie has to deal with the usual angst that comes from being a pre-teen zombie attending Minecraft Middle School. With the help of his human friend Steve, Zack learns valuable life lessons that help him deal with the challenges of zombie life. 94 pages. Quantity Available: 1. Shipped Weight: Under 500 grams. Category: Children's; Children; ISBN/EAN: 9781743811504. Inventory No: 246659. Paperback 
Price: 9.00 AUD
Vet In Harness, James Herriot
13 James Herriot Vet In Harness
Pan Books 247183 London, Great Britain 1976 0330246631 / 9780330246637 Softcover Good No Dust Jacket The Yorkshire dales have never seemed more beautiful for James - now he has a lovely wife by his side, a partner's plate on the gate and the usual menagerie of farm animals, pets and owners demanding his constant attention and teaching him a few lessons along the way. All of the old Darrowby friends are on top form - Siegfried thashes round the practice, Tristan occasionally buckles down for finals and James is signed up for a local cricket team. 251 pages. Tanning to pages. Quantity Available: 1. Shipped Weight: Under 500 grams. Category: Humour; Humour; Autobiography. ISBN: 0330246631. ISBN/EAN: 9780330246637. Inventory No: 247183. Paperback 
Price: 12.00 AUD
The Real Warren Buffett: Managing Capital, Leading People, James O'Loughlin
14 James O'Loughlin The Real Warren Buffett: Managing Capital, Leading People
Nicholas Brealey 242423 London 2008 1857883322 / 9781857883329 Trade Paperback Good Condition The Real Warren Buffett unveils the secret of how Warren Buffett led Berkshire Hathaway to staggering success. Zeroing in on his original management style and leadership approach, author James O'Loughlin exposes the powerful and practical lessons of Buffett, demonstrating how he became the second richest man in America. 260 pages. Tanning to page edges. Quantity Available: 1. Shipped Weight: 1-2 kilos. Category: Biography; Biography & Autobiography; Business,Finance,Economics. ISBN/EAN: 9781857883329. Inventory No: 242423. Paperback 
Price: 17.00 AUD
Goal To Go - The Spiritual Lessons Of Football, James Penrice
15 James Penrice Goal To Go - The Spiritual Lessons Of Football
St Pauls 239618 USA 2008 0818907029 / 9780818907029 Softcover Near Fine Condition No Dust Jacket 96 pages. Quantity Available: 1. Shipped Weight: Under 1 kilogram. Category: Religion, Theology; Religion & Theology; ISBN/EAN: 9780818907029. Inventory No: 239618. Paperback 
Price: 19.00 AUD
The Right Mountain: Lessons From Everest On The Real Meaning of Success, Jim Hayhurst, SR
16 Jim Hayhurst, SR The Right Mountain: Lessons From Everest On The Real Meaning of Success
John Wiley & Sons 233287 Toronto 1997 0471642207 / 9780471642206 Softcover Very Good Condition It happened in 1988, and a man named Jim Hayhurst was there to witness it. Two men died trying to climb Mount Everest. They died because they failed to understand themselves and their goals. They attempted a climb that was not for them. They were not on the right mountain. The Right Mountain is Jim's story of that climb. It is a riveting account of how traditional definitions of success can break down and what can be done to improve them. As part of the 1988 Canadian Expedition to Mount Everest, Jim experienced first hand the monumental challenges involved in climbing the world's highest mountain. He takes you on that expedition, across surging rivers, over treacherous ice fields, and up mountains where temperatures dip to 60 below and winds gust to over 160 miles per hour. He describes the life-threatening experiences that affected each member of the team, the critical choices that had to be made, and the lessons that were learned as a result. More than an adventure story, The Right Mountain is a graphic illustration of what it means to be successful. Not just in terms of short-lived victories. But in terms that are right for the individual, that lead to sustained success and real satisfaction. 209 pages. Quantity Available: 1. Shipped Weight: 1-2 kilos. Category: Business,Finance,Economics; Canada; Self Help & Motivation; Self Help. ISBN: 0471642207. ISBN/EAN: 9780471642206. Inventory No: 233287. Paperback 
Price: 18.00 AUD
Prologue - An Unconventional Life, Joan Brady
17 Joan Brady Prologue - An Unconventional Life
Abacus 238498 London 1995 0349106657 / 9780349106656 Softcover Good Condition Joan Brady grew up in California, the daughter of a blacklisted economics professor and his strong-willed, powerfully jealous wife. Dancing lessons took Joan away from the tensions between these two and she turned out to be extremely gifted. By the Age of 20 she was dancing with the most important company in the Western world, the New York City Ballet, then at the height of its artistic powers. At the crucial moment, Joan lost her confidence and so her chance at stardom. Dance had taught her discipline, technique and courage and now she needed these qualities to fight her mother, whose vengeance had destroyed her prospects, and to claim for herself the love of Dexter Masters, whom her love had coveted for years. Joan won her man, a degree and a new family life in England. Then, years later, she decided to take up ballet again, retraining to performance level, and another chance. 213 pages. Light foxing to outer page edges. Quantity Available: 1. Shipped Weight: Under 1 kilogram. Category: Autobiography::Memoir; Biography & Autobiography; ISBN: 0349106657. ISBN/EAN: 9780349106656. Inventory No: 238498. Paperback 
Price: 14.00 AUD
Wilderness Fairies: Daisy's New Wings, Jodie Weells-Slowgrove
18 Jodie Weells-Slowgrove Wilderness Fairies: Daisy's New Wings
Puffin / Penguin Books 246467 Australia 2014 0143307479 / 9780143307471 Softcover Good Condition Kerry Millard With her feathery new wings, Daisy finally feels like a true fairy. Now she must learn how to fly. When Aunt Acacia arrives to teach her, Daisy can't wait to get started. But the lessons seem to take forever. Will Daisy's impatience lead to disaster? WILDERNESS FAIRIES A tiny world of magic in the Australian bush Some moisture evident to bottom of first few pages. 113 pages. Illustrator: Kerry Millard. Quantity Available: 1. Shipped Weight: Under 500 grams. Category: Children's::Children's Fiction; Children; Children's::Puffin. ISBN/EAN: 9780143307471. Inventory No: 246467. Paperback 
Price: 10.00 AUD
Seven Lessons of Chaos: Timeless Wisdom from the Science of Change, John Briggs and F. David Peat
19 John Briggs and F. David Peat Seven Lessons of Chaos: Timeless Wisdom from the Science of Change
Allen & Unwin 247418 Australia 1999 1865080446 / 9781865080444 Softcover Very Good Condition Wide-ranging and provocative. . . this is an eloquent and utterly delightful book. Fritjof Capra, author of The Tao of Physics John Briggs and F. David Peat are not so much authors as zen wizards. Daniel Quinn, author of Ishmael Chaos emerges not as a negative force, but as a perpetual and comprehensive creative process linking all aspects of life. I found it electrifying. Suzi Gablik, author of Conversations before the End of Time For most of us, each day is a frantic attempt to make order out of chaos. We work in office cubicles, travel on grid-like streets, and live in rectangular houses - but we never escape the vague sense that the world is in truth messy, fractured, and unpredictable. Obsessed with control, we have failed to realise that chaos is a fundamental, and unavoidable force in nature. Fighting it is a cause doomed to failure, but we can channel and use chaos. Authors John Briggs and F. David Peat are experts on chaos theory, the science of nonlinear change and the unpredictable. In their new book, Seven Life Lessons of Chaos: Timeless Wisdom from the Science of Change, they present a revolutionary convergence of cutting-edge science and timeless wisdom to show how we can use the forces of chaos to dramatically improve our daily lives. Seven Life Lesson of Chaos is an easy-to-understand guide to the creative possibilities of chaos. As Briggs and Peat explain the basis of fractals (the chaotic patterns of nature), vortexes and feedback loops, they also explore how we can use the chaos metaphor to understand the social systems around us and to nurture a deep connection with the natural world. The seven lessons are centered on the principle of interconnected wholeness and include the attached contents. Briggs and Peat believe that our modern society, with its rigid, hierachical structures, is in direct conflict with the natural forces of chaos. To regain our sense of place in the world, we need to relinquish our mechanical perspective that breaks all systems into basic building blocks, and instead embrace the truth that all the universe's systems are interrelated and connected to each other, like one living being. With over seventy photographic illustrations, Seven Life Lessons fo Chaos reveals the hidden patterns and intricate beauty of the forces that govern our human experience. 207 pages. Quantity Available: 1. Shipped Weight: Under 1 kilogram. Category: New Age; New Age & Alternative; ISBN: 1865080446. ISBN/EAN: 9781865080444. Inventory No: 247418. Paperback 
Price: 19.00 AUD
Full Circle, John Maclean with Lynne Cossar
20 John Maclean with Lynne Cossar Full Circle
Pier 9 245404 Australia 2009 1741963974 / 9781741963977 Trade Paperback Good Condition John Maclean is an extraordinary man whose life has come full circle. After winning silver in rowing at the Beijing Paralympics, the last of many incredible sporting quests that have seen him swim the English Channel and finish the Hawaiian Ironman Triathlon, he realised he needed to confront his past and the road accident that had left him paraplegic at the age of 22 - if he was to move beyond the physical challenges that had defined his life since. In this remarkable second book, which follows his bestselling sports biography Sucking the Marrow Out of Life, there are lessons for us all: persistence, balance, humility, the value of community and friends, and, ultimately, self-belief. 288 pages. Foxing to endpapers and page edges. Quantity Available: 1. Shipped Weight: 1-2 kilos. Category: sport; Biography & Autobiography; Autobiography. ISBN/EAN: 9781741963977. Inventory No: 245404. Paperback 
Price: 17.50 AUD
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