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The Apothecary's House, Adrian Mathews
1 Adrian Mathews The Apothecary's House
MacMillan 245272 Australia 2005 1405050950 / 9781405050951 Trade Paperback Very Good Condition When an old woman storms into the Rijks Museum demanding the return of her painting, archivist Ruth Braams cannot quell her curiosity. Together with Myles, her gay confidant, Ruth delves into the history of the piece of looted Nazi art and discovers an enigmatic picture with a disturbing wartime provenance. It also appears that the elderly Lydia is not the only claimant and, against strict bureau regulations, Ruth endeavours to help strengthen her case. Days later, Ruth begins to receive sinister anonymous threats, warning her to stay away from Lydia and the painting. When the door of her home, a houseboat on the Bloemgracht canal, is covered in graffiti and her gas supply tampered with, Ruth is convinced these are deterrents from the rival claimant. Our irrepressible and emotionally troubled heroine refuses to take them at face value and continues to strike up a friendship with the lonely old lady. But as the threats escalate, Ruth realises that there must be far more to the painting's popularity, and she enters into a series of increasingly lethal adventures as she investigates the painting's secret symbolism . . . 534 pages. Pen mark to bottom of page edges indicating remainder mark. Light age tanning to pages. Previous owners name on front endpaper. Quantity Available: 1. Shipped Weight: 1-2 kilos. Category: Fiction; Fiction; ISBN: 1405050950. ISBN/EAN: 9781405050951. Inventory No: 245272. Paperback 
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Primrose, Alex T. Smith
2 Alex T. Smith Primrose
Scholastic 246459 Great Britain 2013 1407109669 / 9781407109664 Softcover Very Good Condition When you're a princess, you can do whatever you like. Or can you? Life for Princess Primrose is rather dull because she's not allowed to climb trees, dig up muddy vegetables or even splash in the fountain. Everyone in the royal household is properly proper, and Primrose longs to have some serious FUN. But things take a turn for the better when Primrose's Grandmama comes for a visit and reminds everyone never to say no to a spot of fun. A gorgeous new picture book by Alex T. Smith that reminds us to giggle. Quantity Available: 1. Shipped Weight: Under 500 grams. Category: Children's::Children's Fiction; Children; ISBN/EAN: 9781407109664. Inventory No: 246459. Paperback 
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Price: 11.50 AUD
 
 
Stories For The Heart, Alice Gray - Compiler
3 Alice Gray - Compiler Stories For The Heart
Multinomah 238929 USA 2001 1576731278 / 9781576731277 Softcover Good Condition No Dust Jacket A picture is worth a thousand words, and a good story spans the generations. Now the same story treasury that has touched readers' souls since 1996 -- and launched a series with more than 4 million copies in print -- has gotten even better! Adorned with an updated cover to match later Stories collections and journals, and elegantly typeset within, the new book still offers over 100 encouraging story selections from some of America's best-loved communicators. Carry them in your heart, learn from their wisdom, and share them with someone you love. It's the storybook that sparked a movement! A picture is worth a thousand words -- and a good story spans generations. This book holds a collection of many timeless stories -- stories of compassion and encouragement. Carry them in your heart, learn from their wisdom, share them with someone you love. Whether you read them while curling up by the fire or basking in the sun, this soul-stirring treasury is sure to move you to much needed laughter and tears. 320 pages. Quantity Available: 1. Shipped Weight: Under 1 kilogram. Category: Inspirational; Self Help & Motivation; ISBN: 1576731278. ISBN/EAN: 9781576731277. Inventory No: 238929. Paperback 
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The Quicksand Pony, Alison Lester
4 Alison Lester The Quicksand Pony
Allen & Unwin 225885 Australia 1997 1863739319 / 9781863739313 Softcover Very Good Condition No Dust Jacket ALISON LESTER: AUSTRALIA'S CHILDREN'S LAUREATE 2012-13..'Biddy, I'm sorry, we're going to have to leave her.'..'What?' Biddy struggled out of the quicksand. 'You can't leave her! The tide's coming in. She'll drown!'..But the pony is trapped and Biddy is forced to go on without her. Next day the only signs of Bella are hoofprints in the sand.with small footprints and the paw marks of a dog. Who could be so small and be alone on this remote beach?..Biddy's search takes her into wild secret country where she discovers the truth about a mysterious disappearance that happened many years ago...Alison Lester's picture books are loved by families all around the world. In this gripping adventure story, set in the Australian bush she knows so well, she comes into her own as a writer and a born storyteller. 162 pages. Quantity Available: 1. Shipped Weight: Under 250 grams. Category: Australian::Australian Fiction; Fiction; ISBN: 1863739319. ISBN/EAN: 9781863739313. Inventory No: 225885. Paperback 
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Aphrodites War, Andrea Busfield
5 Andrea Busfield Aphrodites War
Doubleday 241054 Great Britain 2010 0385618220 / 9780385618229 Softcover Very Good Condition The island is divided in two, but one man's love will never be compromised...It was Cyprus, 1955 - a war is raging and four Greek brothers are growing up to the familiar sounds of exploding bombs and sniper fire. Determined to avenge the death of his elder brother and to win the heart of his beloved Praxi, young Loukis joins a cell of schoolboy terrorists operating in the mountains. But when his cohorts blow themselves up in a freak accident, he returns home in shock, yearning for the warm embrace of his family - and of his sweetheart. But his adored Praxi is now married to someone else, and playing at her feet is a young toddler...Utterly compelling, infinitely absorbing, "Aphrodite's War" is an epic tale of an island at war with itself. Its warm-hearted, compassionate picture of the Encomidou family shows how, even with your people's future at stake, there is nothing so indomitable as the human heart. 430 pages. Item Type: Uncorrected Book Proof. Quantity Available: 1. Shipped Weight: Under 1 kilogram. Category: Fiction; Fiction; ISBN/EAN: 9780385618229. Inventory No: 241054. Paperback 
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The Noonday Demon: An Atlas of Depression, Andrew Solomon
6 Andrew Solomon The Noonday Demon: An Atlas of Depression
Chatto & Windus 241991 Great Britain 2001 First UK Edition 0701168196 / 9780701168193 Hardcover Good Condition Good This extraordinarily moving, shocking and eye-opening work is set to become the classic text on the subject of depression, mental illness and the way we live now, for the literary market - the book that knocks even William Styron's Darkness Visible out of the water. Like Kay Jamison's An Unquiet Mind it digs deep and painfully into personal experience, but it also looks at the much wider picture - the historical, social, biological, chemical, pharmaceutical and medical aspects and implications of the disease - broadening the scope immeasurably. What is crucial is that Solomon has not only experienced what he is writing about firsthand, and describes the experience from the inside terrifyingly and brilliantly, but also that he has researched every aspect of depression, from the historical treatment and study of 'melancholy' as far back as the Greeks and Romans (who believed that cauliflower was good for depression), right through to the side effects of the pharmaceutical cocktails of the present day, case histories of people in & out of mental hospitals, faith healers, the power of suggestion, as well as the implications for the future of Western society. He also writes like a dream. 560 pages. Foxing to endpapers and page edges. Quantity Available: 1. Shipped Weight: 1-2 kilos. Category: Psychology; Self Help & Motivation; Self Help. ISBN: 0701168196. ISBN/EAN: 9780701168193. Inventory No: 241991. Hardcover 
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Minnie, Annette Macarthur-Onslow
7 Annette Macarthur-Onslow Minnie
Fontana Picture Lions 232869 Australia 1980 Reprint 0006623158 / 9780006623151 Softcover Very Good No Dust Jacket Annette Macarthur-Onslow The story of a cat in the Cotswolds, semi wild due to her master dying, and what happens when a family with children move into 'her 'cottage. Exquisitely illustrated. PB, pictorial stiffened card covers, dec epp, ex-reading clinic copy, VG/--, 64pp, b/w & col ills throughout. Minor rubbing to covers, inside has light age tanning to page edges, a crisp pocket inside back cover, else square, clean and tight with no markings. Item Type: Ex-Corporate Library. Illustrator: Annette Macarthur-Onslow. Quantity Available: 1. Shipped Weight: Under 500 grams. Category: Children's; Children; ISBN: 0006623158. ISBN/EAN: 9780006623151. Inventory No: 232869. Paperback 
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Price: 18.00 AUD
 
 
Minnie, Annette Macarthur-Onslow
8 Annette Macarthur-Onslow Minnie
Fontana Picture Lions 232916 Australia 1980 Reprint 0006623158 / 9780006623151 Softcover Very Good No Dust Jacket Annette Macarthur-Onslow The story of a cat in the Cotswolds, semi wild due to her master dying, and what happens when a family with children move into 'her 'cottage. Exquisitely illustrated. PB, pictorial stiffened card covers, dec epp, ex-reading clinic copy, VG/--, 64pp, b/w & col ills throughout. Minor rubbing to covers, inside has light age tanning to page edges, a crisp pocket inside back cover, else square, clean and tight with no markings. Item Type: Ex-Corporate Library. Illustrator: Annette Macarthur-Onslow. Quantity Available: 1. Shipped Weight: Under 500 grams. Category: Children's; Children; ISBN: 0006623158. ISBN/EAN: 9780006623151. Inventory No: 232916. Paperback 
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Price: 17.00 AUD
 
 
Calligraphy: Calligraphic Letters and Writing [Picture Encylopedia 3], Arti Alkmaar
9 Arti Alkmaar Calligraphy: Calligraphic Letters and Writing [Picture Encylopedia 3]
Arti Alkmaar 232273 Holland Hardcover (Printed Boards) Good Condition Small Octavo Size: Small Octavo. 64 pages. Quantity Available: 1. Shipped Weight: Under 500 grams. Category: Art; Holland; Art & Design; Inventory No: 232273. Hardcover 
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Price: 13.00 AUD
 
 
Maine: A Picture Book to Remember her by, Author Unknown
10 Author Unknown Maine: A Picture Book to Remember her by
Crescent Books 234880 New York 0517478056 / 9780517478059 Hardcover Very Good Condition Very Good Illustrated with colour photographs. Quantity Available: 1. Shipped Weight: 1-2 kilos. Category: Countries::USA; United States; ISBN: 0517478056. ISBN/EAN: 9780517478059. Inventory No: 234880. Hardcover 
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Price: 12.00 AUD
 
 
Locomotives - a Picture Survey, B. Reed
11 B. Reed Locomotives - a Picture Survey
Piccolo / Pan Books 026548 London, Great Britain 1974 Third Printing 0330028758 / 9780330028752 Softcover Very Good Condition No Dust Jacket 160 pages. Oblong. Contains black and white photographs. Originally published as A Source Book of Locomotives. Quantity Available: 1. Shipped Weight: Under 500 grams. Category: Reference; Reference; Trains / Railway. ISBN: 0330028758. ISBN/EAN: 9780330028752. Inventory No: 026548. Paperback 
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My Life as Me: A Memoir, Barry Humphries
12 Barry Humphries My Life as Me: A Memoir
Viking / Penguin 234935 Australia 2002 0670888346 / 9780670888344 Hardcover Near Fine Condition Near Fine Taking up where the hugely popular More Please left off, this memoir brings Barry's autobiography up-to-date, but also returns to his early and middle years to deepen the picture already presented. It explores his remaking of himself, his love/hate relationship with Australia and his adventures of the heart and stage. 374 pages. Illustrated with colour and black and white photographs. Quantity Available: 1. Shipped Weight: 1-2 kilos. Category: Autobiography::Memoir; Biography & Autobiography; ISBN: 0670888346. ISBN/EAN: 9780670888344. Inventory No: 234935. Hardcover 
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After The Fire, Belva Plain
13 Belva Plain After The Fire
Doubleday 238333 London 2000 1876590300 / 9781876590307 Hardcover Good Condition Good What happens when the picture-perfect marriage dissolves? In her stunning new novel, New York Times-bestselling author Belva Plain penetrates a shattered marriage to explore one of the most provocative issues of our time. Once again Plain proves herself the writer who sets the standard for family stories in a novel that is at once harrowing and deeply moving. Gerald and Hyacinth had the kind of marriage others envied. She was a beautiful artist. He was a brilliant plastic surgeon. Theirs was a comfortable, happy home with two wonderful children. Then whispers of betrayal tainted Hy's perfect marriage. And in one terrible night she commits an act she will regret for the rest of her life. An act that gives Gerald the ultimate weapon: blackmail. The price of his silence is uncontested custody of their two children. When her own beautiful, angry mother wants to know why she won't fight for custody, Hy can give no answers. But deep in her heart, Hy knows there is one question she must answer if she wants to free herself from a life of lies: What really happened that terrible night? Only then can she reclaim her children, her pride, her life--at last. 328 pages. Tanning to page edges. Quantity Available: 1. Shipped Weight: Under 1 kilogram. Category: Fiction; Fiction; ISBN: 1876590300. ISBN/EAN: 9781876590307. Inventory No: 238333. Hardcover 
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Pygmalion: A Play in Five Acts, Bernard Shaw
14 Bernard Shaw Pygmalion: A Play in Five Acts
Penguin Books 240261 UK 1949 Reprint Softcover Good No Dust Jacket Feliks Topolski Penguin Books 300. When George Bernard Shaw wrote "Pygmalion" more than a half century ago, it seemed unlikely that his little play would eventually be converted into one of the great musicals of our time, "My Fair Lady," and a motion picture that captured numerous Academy Awards. Yet such popularity should not have been surprising since succeeding generations of readers and playgoers find continual relevance in the story of a speech therapist who successfully converts an untutored flower girl into a darling of high society. The extraordinary wit of the master dramatist of the twentieth century has not lost its sharp edge as it cuts away at the artificially of class distinctions and the callousness of indifference to human worth. 157 pages. Previous owners name on front endpaper. Illustrator: Feliks Topolski. Quantity Available: 1. Shipped Weight: Under 500 grams. Category: Literature; Literature & Literary; Inventory No: 240261. Paperback 
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After The Fireworks - A Life Of David Ballantyne, Bryan Reid
15 Bryan Reid After The Fireworks - A Life Of David Ballantyne
Auckland University Press 225152 New Zealand 2004 First Edition 1869403274 / 9781869403270 Trade Paperback Very Good Condition No Dust Jacket "After the Fireworks" is the biography of a New Zealand journalist and novelist who believed he 'never really made it' and whose fiction has been too quickly forgotten (he died in 1986). He stands with Ronald Hugh Morrieson as one of the first local novelists to escape from the narrow limits of critical realism and provincial inadequacy. This is a very readable account of his life by a friend who knew him well and it is also a picture of the worlds of journalism and literary endeavour in the postwar period. It shows his brilliant early start with "The Cunninghams", his friendship with Sargeson, the mystery of his interrupted career and the surprise of his sudden late flowering. This sensitive workmanlike book will help to reawaken wider interest in this important writer: his two novels "The Cunninghams" and "Sydney Bridge Upside Down" are already seen as classics and his two last novels are of considerable interest. 224 pages. Illustrated with black and white photographs. Quantity Available: 1. Shipped Weight: 1-2 kilos. Category: Biography; Biography & Autobiography; ISBN: 1869403274. ISBN/EAN: 9781869403270. Inventory No: 225152. Paperback 
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To Die For: A Young Woman's Battle with Anorexia, Carol Lee
16 Carol Lee To Die For: A Young Woman's Battle with Anorexia
Century 242625 Great Britain 2004 0712662693 / 9780712662697 Hardcover Near Fine Condition Near Fine 'When I see her, my first emotion is anger, not sorrow, or the fear I raced here with - that I would be too late'When Carol Lee's cherished god-daughter Emma descended into a long and frightening battle with Anorexia, Carol found herself at a loss to know quite what to do. Faced with a confusing assortment of perspectives, theories and treatments from the medical and psychiatric professions, there seemed to be little agreement regarding this perplexing, voracious and sometimes fatal illness. This is the true story of Carol's relationship with Emma , the girl who 'adopted me in a London pub when she two and three quarters'. Carol tells of her quest to understand and help Emma , weaving back and forth in time creating a picture of Emma's childhood and describing her long battle with anorexia; her time spent in a secure unit, the secrecy and fury that forever lurked beneath the fragile surface and the infuriating, heartbreaking but ultimately life-saving relationship that they share. Now, fully recovered, we learn through the entries of her diaries and in the book's afterword how Emma struggled to escape from her dangerous, extraordinary 'dark romance' with anorexia and how it was the stories and words that were fed to her that helped her to slowly become well again. 287 pages. Quantity Available: 1. Shipped Weight: 1-2 kilos. Category: Biography; Biography & Autobiography; Health. ISBN: 0712662693. ISBN/EAN: 9780712662697. Inventory No: 242625. Hardcover 
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For Better, For Worse, Carole Matthews
17 Carole Matthews For Better, For Worse
Headline 237392 Great Britain 2000 0747263272 / 9780747263272 Softcover Good Condition Josie Flynn is in New York for the wedding of Martha, her American cousin. Having just been through a messy divorce, she's hardly in the mood to don a lilac bridesmaid's dress, especially when she thinks Martha is about to marry the wrong man. In fact, Josie is all for talking Martha out of what could be the biggest mistake of her life. Which is all very noble, until Josie meets Matt Jarvis and appears to be about to fall for the wrong man herself. And when an ex-husband, an old flame, a dubious boy-band and a seriously determined duck enter the picture who can tell where it will all end . . 406 pages. Top corner of front endpaper has been removed. Quantity Available: 1. Shipped Weight: Under 1 kilogram. Category: Fiction; Fiction; ISBN: 0747263272. ISBN/EAN: 9780747263272. Inventory No: 237392. Paperback 
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Price: 11.00 AUD
 
 
Not Quite Nice, Celia Imrie
18 Celia Imrie Not Quite Nice
Bloomsbury 240049 London 2015 1408867672 / 9781408867679 Trade Paperback Very Good Condition No Dust Jacket Theresa is desperate for a change. Forced into early retirement, tired of babysitting her bossy daughter's obnoxious children, she sells her house and moves to a picture-perfect town, just outside Nice. Once the hideaway of artists and writers, Bellevue-Sur-Mer is now home to the odd movie star and, as Theresa discovers, a close-knit set of expats. Settling to the gentle rhythm of the seaside, Theresa embraces her new-found friendships and freedom. But life is never as simple as it seems, and when skeletons fall out of several closets, Theresa starts to wonder if life on the French Riviera is quite as nice as it first appeared ... 326 pages. Quantity Available: 1. Shipped Weight: Under 1 kilogram. Category: Fiction; Fiction; ISBN/EAN: 9781408867679. Inventory No: 240049. Paperback 
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The Kingfisher Book of Mother Goose Rhymes, Colin & Moira Maclean
19 Colin & Moira Maclean The Kingfisher Book of Mother Goose Rhymes
Kingfisher Books 239296 Australia 1994 185697149X / 9781856971492 Softcover Good Condition A picture-book featuring more than 50 nursery rhymes. The illustrations depict the people and events of familiar rhymes with detail and humour, and children can search out characters such as Old Mother Goose on each page. Colin and Moira Maclean have illustrated more than 50 children's books. Quantity Available: 1. Shipped Weight: Under 1 kilogram. Category: Children's; Children; ISBN: 185697149X. ISBN/EAN: 9781856971492. Inventory No: 239296. Paperback 
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Answered Prayers, Danielle Steel
20 Danielle Steel Answered Prayers
Doubleday 238510 Australia 2002 1876590920 / 9781876590925 Hardcover Good Condition Good Faith Madison is the very picture of a sophisticated New Yorker. Slim, blonde, stylish, married to a successful merchant banker and having raised two daughters, Faith has a life many would envy. But Faith has overcome a childhood marred by tragedy, and has carried within herself a secret she could divulge to no-one. The sudden death of her stepfather sets off a journey of change and revelation. At the funeral, painful memories flood back - and an old friend re-enters Faith's life. Brad, a long lanky boy from her childhood days who had teased, tormented and protected her. Now a busy lawyer in California, Brad re-enters Faith's life just as she makes a decision that plunges her marriage into crisis. As these two childhood friends rediscover each other, Faith is finally ready to face the most painful step of all: of sharing a secret that has long been haunting her, and opening up her heart for the first time in her life. 326 pages. Quantity Available: 1. Shipped Weight: Under 1 kilogram. Category: Fiction; Fiction; ISBN: 1876590920. ISBN/EAN: 9781876590925. Inventory No: 238510. Hardcover 
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