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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 Very Good 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 
Price: 14.00 AUD
Good Benito, Alan Lightman
2 Alan Lightman Good Benito
Hodder & Stoughton 227005 London 1994 0340635169 / 9780340635162 Softcover Very Good Condition No Dust Jacket From the home-made rockets and experiments of his childhood to the complex equations he solved as a professor of physics, Bennett always knew he would lead a life of science. But his vision betrays him, revealing a profound incompleteness and an inability to confront the contradictions of his life: the black maid who loves him, the mentally absent father, the self destructive wife who invites his cruelty. As Bennett struggles between reason and intuition, he slowly learns to broaden his understanding of the world and his place in it. Price:GBP5.99 pb Edition:First Paperback Format:198 x 129 mm Imprint:Sceptre Markets:BCN x Can EAN:9780340635162 Alan Lightman was born in Memphis, Tennessee, in 1948, and was educated at Princeton and the California Institute of Technology. He has written for Granta, Harper's, The New Yorker, and The New York Review of Books. EINSTEIN'S DREAMS was his first book of fiction. He is professor of science and writing at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology. WHEREABOUTS: Massachusetts, USA PREVIOUS BOOKS: FICTION - Einstein's Dreams (Bloomsbury 1993, Sceptre 1994 0 340 58925 6). Non-Fiction Includes: Time Travel And Papa Joe's Pipe, Great Ideas In Physics And Time For Stars. THE PROMOTION *Alan Lightman will visit UK for publication and be part of the new Sceptre promotion for March 1996 *Co-operative promotions SELLING POINTS (1)Brilliant new novel by the much-feted author of Einstein's Dreams (2)Einstein's Dreams sold over 11,000 in pb (3)Excellent reviews: 'a moving and brilliant coming of age novel...the novel's virtues are numerous' Daily Telegraph Very light tanning to page edges . Quantity Available: 1. Shipped Weight: Under 1 kilogram. Category: Fiction; Fiction; ISBN: 0340635169. ISBN/EAN: 9780340635162. Inventory No: 227005. Paperback 
Price: 13.00 AUD
The Penguin opera Guide, Amanda Holden [Editor] with Nicholas Kenyon and Stephen Walsh
3 Amanda Holden [Editor] with Nicholas Kenyon and Stephen Walsh The Penguin opera Guide
Penguin Books 238118 Great Britain 1997 014051385X / 9780140513851 Softcover Very Good Condition In the world of business where it has become fashionable to apply rules from other walks of life to the boardroom, the application of spiritual rules within business has become extremely popular. It also provides business with an alternative to whiteboard briefings and management spiel. The Rule of St Benedict is both spiritually enhancing and widely applicable. Managing permanent rapid change is the ultimate task for business from now on. The Rule's stress on realism, vision and perseverance in the context of strong communities provides business large and small with a way forward to survival and success. The book also serves as a guide for people who run religious communities and indeed communities of any kind. 530 pages. Tanning to pages. Quantity Available: 1. Shipped Weight: 1-2 kilos. Category: Music::Opera; Music; ISBN: 014051385X. ISBN/EAN: 9780140513851. Inventory No: 238118. Paperback 
Price: 22.50 AUD
The Hundred Secret Senses, Amy Tan
4 Amy Tan The Hundred Secret Senses
Flamingo 245301 Great Britain 1997 0006550525 / 9780006550525 Softcover Good Condition Olivia Yee is only five years old when Kwan, her older sister from China, comes to live with the family and turns her life upside down, bombarding her day and night with ghostly stories of strange ancestors from the world of Yin. Olivia just wants to lead a normal American life. For the next thirty years, Olivia endures visits from Kwan and her ghosts, who appear in the living world to offer advice on everything from restaurants to Olivia's failed marriage. But just when she cannot bear it any more, the revelations of a tragic family secret finally open her mind to the startling truths hidden in Kwan's unorthodox vision of the world. 321 pages. Tanning to pages. Quantity Available: 1. Shipped Weight: Under 1 kilogram. Category: Fiction; Fiction; ISBN: 0006550525. ISBN/EAN: 9780006550525. Inventory No: 245301. Paperback 
Price: 13.00 AUD
Mastering the Art of French Eating: Lessons in Food and Love from a year in Paris, Ann Mah
5 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
Blood Family, Anne Fine
6 Anne Fine Blood Family
Doubleday 240657 Australia 2013 0857532405 / 9780857532404 Hardcover Good Condition Good Edward is four years old when he is locked away with his mother by her abusive, alcoholic partner, Harris. By the time an elderly neighbour spots his pale face peering through a crack in the boarded-up window and raises the alarm, he is seven. Rescue comes, but lasting damage has been done. Sent to live with a kindly foster family, and then adopted, Edward struggles to adapt to normal life. Even as a teenager it's still clear to his new family and schoolmates there's something odd about him. Then one fateful day, Edward catches a glimpse of himself in a photograph. What he sees shocks him to the core - a vision of Harris. Was this monster his father all along? And does that mean that, deep down, another Harris is waiting to break out? Every step of progress Edward has made swiftly begins to unravel, and he has to decide whether his blood will determine his future. Item Type: Ex-Library. Previous owners stamp on title page. Usual library stamps and markings. Quantity Available: 1. Shipped Weight: 1-2 kilos. Category: Fiction; Fiction; ISBN/EAN: 9780857532404. Inventory No: 240657. Hardcover 
Price: 19.00 AUD
Infinite Riches [Volume Three of The Famished Road Cycle], Ben Okri
7 Ben Okri Infinite Riches [Volume Three of The Famished Road Cycle]
Phoenix House 244604 London 1998 1861591209 / 9781861591203 Hardcover Very Good Condition Very Good Azaro is a spirit child. He made a pact with his spirit companions that when he was born he would die at the first oppurtunity, but after his birth, he broke the pact and continued to live. His spirit companions threatend to send seven spirits to reclaim him. So far, five have tried and failed, but the remaining two are the most dangerous of all. This continuation of the story of Azaro is rich with allegorical vision, and interwoven with the politics of Nigeria. 338 pages. Light tanning to page edges. Quantity Available: 1. Shipped Weight: 1-2 kilos. Category: Fiction; Fiction; ISBN: 1861591209. ISBN/EAN: 9781861591203. Inventory No: 244604. Hardcover 
Price: 19.00 AUD
The Road Ahead, Bill Gates
8 Bill Gates The Road Ahead
Viking 237413 Australia 1995 0670859133 / 9780670859139 Hardcover Good Condition Good The author of this book about the future, Bill Gates, is the Harvard dropout who founded Microsoft based on his vision of a personal computer on every desk and in every home. Focusing on the so-called "information superhighway", Gates describes the breathtaking changes that will affect us all, and how emerging technologies will transform human existence in unprecedented ways. Written in a personal style, free of jargon, this book ushers in the world of tomorrow in broad and confident terms. It debunks certain notions that have gained attention in the media, and makes projections grounded in the realities of today. Gates describes how the tools of the future will change the way we make choices about almost everything, from which toaster we buy to who our friends are and how we spend time with them; from how we earn and invest, to where we live and how we protect our families in an increasingly complicated world. 286 pages. Light tanning to page edges. Quantity Available: 1. Shipped Weight: 1-2 kilos. Category: Technology; Science & Technology; ISBN: 0670859133. ISBN/EAN: 9780670859139. Inventory No: 237413. Hardcover 
Price: 20.00 AUD
Heat: Adventures in The World's Fiery Places, Bill Streever
9 Bill Streever Heat: Adventures in The World's Fiery Places
Little, Brown 241984 USA 2013 0316105333 / 9780316105330 Hardcover Near Fine Condition Near Fine A bestselling scientist and nature writer who goes to any extreme to uncover the answers, Bill Streever sets off to find out what heat really means. Let him be your guide and you'll firewalk across hot coals and sweat it out in Death Valley, experience intense fever and fire, learn about the invention of matches and the chemistry of cooking, drink crude oil, and explore thermonuclear weapons and the hottest moment of all time-the big bang. Melting glaciers, warming oceans, forest fires, droughts-it's clear that today's world is getting hotter. But while we know the agony of a sunburn or the comfort of our winter heaters, do we really understand heat? Written in Streever's signature spare and refreshing prose, HEAT is an a compulsively readable personal narrative that leaves readers with a new vision of an everyday experience-how heat works, its history, and its complete connection to daily life. 350 pages. Quantity Available: 1. Shipped Weight: 1-2 kilos. Category: Non Fiction; Romance; Science. ISBN/EAN: 9780316105330. Inventory No: 241984. Hardcover 
Price: 30.00 AUD
Developing Strategic Thought: Rediscovering The Art of Direction-Giving, Bob Garratt [Editor]
10 Bob Garratt [Editor] Developing Strategic Thought: Rediscovering The Art of Direction-Giving
HarperCollins 238469 Great Britain 1996 0006386792 / 9780006386797 Softcover Good Condition Shaping and transforming an organization to meet the demands of a shifting market place means continual learning and adapting. This book addresses the fundamental roles of chairmen and directors in directing the organization through a learning process called strategic thought. The future of an organization involves more than the management of immediate problems and issues - direction-givers need purpose and passion, vision and values to energize their organization, balanced with imagination and a capacity to take decisions in times of uncertainty. This book illustrates the neccesity and the advantages of using strategic thinking and how this differs from strategic planning. 318 pages. Pages browned. Quantity Available: 1. Shipped Weight: Under 1 kilogram. Category: Business,Finance,Economics; Business, Finance & Marketing; ISBN: 0006386792. ISBN/EAN: 9780006386797. Inventory No: 238469. Paperback 
Price: 18.00 AUD
The Great and Secret Show [The First Book of the Art], Clive Barker
11 Clive Barker The Great and Secret Show [The First Book of the Art]
Fontana / Collins 239942 Great Britain 1990 0006179088 / 9780006179085 Softcover Good Condition In the little town of Palomo Grove, two great armies are amassing; forces shaped from the hearts and souls of America. In this New York Times bestseller, Barker unveils one of the most ambitious imaginative landscapes in modern fiction, creating a new vocabulary for the age-old battle between good and evil. Carrying its readers from the first stirring of consciousness to a vision of the end of the world, The Great and Secret Show is a breathtaking journey in the company of a master storyteller. 698 pages. Light tanning to pages. Inscription to previous owner on front endpaper. Quantity Available: 1. Shipped Weight: Under 1 kilogram. Category: Fiction::Fantasy Fiction; Fiction; ISBN: 0006179088. ISBN/EAN: 9780006179085. Inventory No: 239942. Paperback 
Price: 17.00 AUD
God's Golden Acre : The inspirational story of one woman's fight for some of the world's most vulnerable AIDS orphans, Dale le Vack
12 Dale le Vack God's Golden Acre : The inspirational story of one woman's fight for some of the world's most vulnerable AIDS orphans
Monarch 238324 Great Britain 1854247069 / 9781854247063 Softcover Good Condition No Dust Jacket In KwaZulu-Natal Heather Reynolds and her husband Patrick have established a community care centre for orphaned and abandoned children, where children find sanctuary from abuse, poverty, and starvation. The very sick die with dignity; but for those who survive Heather provides love, security, education, hope and a future. She has set up football leagues and a touring theatre and dance troupe. Braving local indifference and facing down opposition from neighbours and gang leaders, she has attracted dozens of volunteers to assist in her rescue mission. A one-woman force of nature, she has enlisted the support of such celebrities as Oprah Winfrey and Jude Law. Where did such courage and vision come from? This is Heather's own astonishing story. 319 pages. Light fading to spine edge. Cover has a few faint creases. Illustrated with colour photographs. Quantity Available: 1. Shipped Weight: Under 1 kilogram. Category: Biography; Biography & Autobiography; ISBN: 1854247069. ISBN/EAN: 9781854247063. Inventory No: 238324. Paperback 
Price: 14.00 AUD
The Power of Generosity: How To Transform Yourself and Your World, Dave Toycen
13 Dave Toycen The Power of Generosity: How To Transform Yourself and Your World
HarperCollins 238295 USA 2005 0006394396 / 9780006394396 Softcover Very Good Condition DAVE TOYCEN, President and CEO of World Vision Canada, believes that generosity can save your life. He knows it can build community and help bring social justice and peace to our troubled world. He has seen it in the most unlikely places, witnessing the freedom individuals have gained simply through acts of giving. He tells of Deborah, a mother in Rwanda whose son was murdered, but whose faith and courage brought her to a place of reconciliation with the killer. In another anecdote, he introduces us to a boy in Kosovo whose spontaneous generosity was a moving testament to the goodness of the human spirit. Throughout his journey, Toycen provides thoughtful answers to questions such as "What is generosity?" and "What motivates us to give?" An inspirational call to action,The Power of Generosity will strike a chord with all who want to fulfill a vital part of their humanitythe need to give. 201 pages. Inscription to previous owner on front blank endpaper. Quantity Available: 1. Shipped Weight: Under 1 kilogram. Category: Spirituality; Religion & Theology; ISBN: 0006394396. ISBN/EAN: 9780006394396. Inventory No: 238295. Paperback 
Price: 12.00 AUD
The Sphink and The Rainbow - Brain, Mind and Future Vision, David Doyle
14 David Doyle The Sphink and The Rainbow - Brain, Mind and Future Vision
Shambhala 230631 USA 1983 0877732426 / 9780877732426 Softcover Good Condition "The Sphinx and the Rainbow" explores how the front brain may interact with the right and left brain in forecasting the future, how all the parts of the brain function creatively as a unit, how the new psychophysics may provide explanations for ancient questions about mind-brain relationships, and the mystifying phenomena of precognition and future prediction. 236 pages. Quantity Available: 1. Shipped Weight: Under 1 kilogram. Category: New Age; New Age & Alternative; ISBN: 0877732426. ISBN/EAN: 9780877732426. Inventory No: 230631. Paperback 
Price: 19.00 AUD
Unfinished Business: Paul Keating's Interrupted Revolution, David Love
15 David Love Unfinished Business: Paul Keating's Interrupted Revolution
Scribe 235211 Melbourne 2008 1921372192 / 9781921372193 Softcover Very Good Condition In the early 1980s, Paul Keating set out to reinvent the Australian economy. He floated the Australian dollar, liberated banking and finance from its regulatory shackles, and - most significantly - introduced a universal superannuation scheme. The results were astounding growth in the value of our national economy and in the personal wealth of ordinary Australians. Keating's revolution was based on his insight that, by encouraging all of us to save for retirement, a huge pool of investment capital would be created that would help enrich the nation. But the fulfilment of his vision was denied by his political opponents after the Australian people voted Keating out in 1996. In this book, David Love, a veteran economic and financial observer, explores the story of Keating's revolution - a story that has never before been fully told - and sounds a timely warning that the failure to finish the job Keating started has left our new-found prosperity vulnerable, particularly in the current climate of international economic uncertainty. The revolution, it turns out, is at least as relevant to the future as it has been to the past 265 pages. Light tanning to pages. Quantity Available: 1. Shipped Weight: Under 1 kilogram. Category: Australian::Australian Politics; Politics & Government; ISBN/EAN: 9781921372193. Inventory No: 235211. Paperback 
Price: 18.00 AUD
Deeply Odd, Dean Koontz
16 Dean Koontz Deeply Odd
HarperCollins 230767 Australia 2013 0007327048 / 9780007327041 Trade Paperback Very Good Condition In the sixth Odd Thomas thriller from master storyteller Dean Koontz, its reluctant hero a young fry cook with the gift of seeing the dead and the soon-to-be dead is drawn once more into a murderous encounter. Coming across a sinister truck driver in the quiet Californian coastal town where he lives, Odd has a vision of three innocent children who will be horribly slaughtered by this man. Realising that his intent is now known, the truckie tries to kill Odd, but fails and flees. Odd takes pursuit, and soon discovers that he's up against not a single twisted murderer, but a network of evil men and women whose identities and motivations are mysterious and whose resources seem almost supernatural. 332 pages. Quantity Available: 1. Shipped Weight: 1-2 kilos. Category: Fiction; Fiction; ISBN/EAN: 9780007327041. Inventory No: 230767. Paperback 
Price: 17.50 AUD
From the Corner of his Eye, Dean Koontz
17 Dean Koontz From the Corner of his Eye
Headline 243308 Great Britain 2000 0747266808 / 9780747266808 Softcover Good Condition Bartholomew Lampion was blinded at the age of three, when surgeons reluctantly removed his eyes to save him from a fast-spreading cancer. But although eyeless, Barty regained his sight when he was thirteen. This sudden ascent from a decade of darkness into the glory of light was not brought about by a holy healer. No celestial trumpets announced the restoration of his vision, just as none had announced his birth. A rollercoaster had something to do with his recovery, as did a seagull. And you can't discount Barty's profound desire to make his mother proud of him before she died. The first time she died was the day Barty was born. January 6, 1965. Laminate slightly lifting at edges. 820 pages. Tanning to pages. Cover edges rubbed. Quantity Available: 1. Shipped Weight: Under 1 kilogram. Category: Fiction; Fiction; ISBN: 0747266808. ISBN/EAN: 9780747266808. Inventory No: 243308. Paperback 
Price: 13.50 AUD
The Return Of Merlin - The Dawn Of A New Age, Deepak Chopra
18 Deepak Chopra The Return Of Merlin - The Dawn Of A New Age
Century 237748 Australia 1995 071267666X / 9780712676663 Trade Paperback Good Condition No Dust Jacket Some legends endure the effects of time, reaching back to the mystery and the magic of a place and a people whom we know are part of who we are today. Camelot is such a legend and the mist shrouded fields, the ancient stone walls, the graceful figures of Arthur and Guinevere are the touchstones that connect us to purity of the heart and a sense of honor that knows no fear of death. In The Return of Merlin, Deepak Chopra, author of numerous bestsellers, proves a born storyteller. Although a book of incandescent fiction, The Return of Merlin is rich with the spiritual themes identified with Deepak Chopra: the hidden possibilities of wonder in the everyday world, the peace that lies behind the infinite masks of change, and the miraculous transformations made possible by shifts of perception. The message Merlin delivers is that "we can dream a new world from the purity of our own hearts." The rebirth of Camelot becomes vision and prophecy. Simon Jones has appeared in the films Miracle on 34th Street, For Love or Money, Green Card, Brazil, and Monty Python's Meaning of Life, among others. He has beer featured on Broadway in The Real Thing, Benefactors, and Private Lives. Slight crease on front cover. Quantity Available: 1. Shipped Weight: Under 1 kilogram. Category: Fiction; Fiction; ISBN: 071267666X. ISBN/EAN: 9780712676663. Inventory No: 237748. Paperback 
Price: 17.50 AUD
Amazon, Dennison Berwick
19 Dennison Berwick Amazon
Sceptre 227688 Great Britain 1992 0340560061 / 9780340560068 Softcover Very Good Condition No Dust Jacket Determined to experience the mighty Amazon for himself, Dennison Berwick travelled alone for more than year in a small canoe along major rivers and unnamed tributaries. At night he slung a hammock between trees in the forest, surrounded by all the noises of creatures active in the darkness. He walked for a week to reach the source of the Amazon in the snow-capped Andes in Peru; got lost in the forest; took hallucinogenic ayahuasca and ended his adventure by trying to convince an angry hunting party of Yanomami Indians that he was not a gold-miner attempting to rob them. Praise for "Amazon" ..".not just another travel book. (The author has) a sharp eye, an inquisitive nose and boundless compassion for the river dwellers..." Environment Brazil ..".as much a fascinating and timely record of the people of the rainforest as it is the story of a personal quest. The Traveller. "Berwick's vision...is acute." Country Life 241 pages. Quantity Available: 1. Shipped Weight: Under 1 kilogram. Category: Travel::Travel & Exploration; Travel & Places; ISBN: 0340560061. ISBN/EAN: 9780340560068. Inventory No: 227688. Paperback 
Price: 20.00 AUD
Falling Man, Don Delillo
20 Don Delillo Falling Man
MacMillan 233927 Great Britain 2007 0330453173 / 9780330453172 Trade Paperback Very Good Condition No Dust Jacket 'Searing, profoundly unsettling. An unforgettable novel' - "Sunday Times". "Falling Man" begins on September 11, in the smoke and ash of the burning towers. In the days and the years following, we trace the aftermath of this global tremor in the private lives of a few reticulated individuals. Theirs are lives choreographed by loss, by grief and by the enormous force of history. From these intimate portraits, DeLillo shifts to an extrapolated vision: he charts the way the events have reconfigured our emotional landscape, our memory and our perception of the world. This is an unforgettable novel, at once cathartic and beautiful and heartbreaking. 'These are pages of magnificent force and control, DeLillo's genius at full pelt. Reading them, you have to remind yourself to keep breathing' - "New Statesman". 246 pages. Quantity Available: 1. Shipped Weight: Under 1 kilogram. Category: Fiction; Fiction; ISBN/EAN: 9780330453172. Inventory No: 233927. Paperback 
Price: 17.00 AUD
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