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The Station At Austin Downs, Jo Jackson King
81 Jo Jackson King The Station At Austin Downs
ABC books 241063 Sydney 2004 0733313787 / 9780733313783 Softcover Very Good Condition When I was a little girl, my Dad would say to me: the sound of rain is the sound of grass growing, the sound of grass growing is the sound of coins clinking in the bank. So from very early, I loved the green months for the soft air and wet ground, the wild ducklings and the tadpoles in the creeks and the calling lambs in the paddocks: but I also loved them for bringing us money.When Jo Jackson King's family decide that they have to move to a remote station in West Australia to survive financially, she is at first reluctant to leave her childhood farm. But she soon discovers that her new life offers many gifts, as well as challenges, as she and her family struggle to establish a peach orchard on their new land, and survive the drought that has swept the country.An uplifting account of the joys and trials of daily life on a station, told with great charm and verve. 248 pages. Quantity Available: 1. Shipped Weight: Under 1 kilogram. Category: Autobiography::Memoir; Biography & Autobiography; ISBN: 0733313787. ISBN/EAN: 9780733313783. Inventory No: 241063. Paperback 
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Witch Wood, John Buchan
82 John Buchan Witch Wood
Canongate Classics 233435 Great Britain 1995 0862412021 / 9780862412029 Softcover Good Condition Set against the religious struggles of 17th-century Scotland, with Montrose for the king against a convenanted kirk, Witch Wood is a gripping atmospheric tale in the spirit of Stevenson and Neil Munro. As a moderate Presbyterian minister, young David Sempill disputes with the extremists of his faith. All around, the defeated remnants of Montrose's men are being harried and slaughtered by the faithful, and Sempill's plea for compassion, like his love for the beautiful Katrine Yester, is out of joint with the times. There are still older conflicts to be faced however, symbolized by the presence of the Melanudrigill Wood, a last remnant of the ancient Caledonian forest. Here there is black magic to be uncovered, but also the more positive pre-Christian intimations of nature worship. In such setting, and faced with the onset of the plague, David Sempill's struggle and eventual disappearance take on a strange and timeless aspect in what was John Buchan's own favorite among his many novels. Intrduced by Christopher Harvie 295 pages. Light tanning to pages. Quantity Available: 1. Shipped Weight: Under 1 kilogram. Category: Literature; Literature & Literary; ISBN: 0862412021. ISBN/EAN: 9780862412029. Inventory No: 233435. Paperback 
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The First and Second Parts of John Hayward's The Life and Raigne of King Henrie IIII, John J. Manning [Editor]
83 John J. Manning [Editor] The First and Second Parts of John Hayward's The Life and Raigne of King Henrie IIII
Royal Historical Society 225383 London 1992 0861931297 / 9780861931293 Hardcover Very Good Condition No Dust Jacket Camden Fourth Series vol 42.. 264 pages. Quantity Available: 1. Shipped Weight: 1-2 kilos. Category: History; History; ISBN: 0861931297. ISBN/EAN: 9780861931293. Inventory No: 225383. Hardcover 
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Reaching for the Sun: How Plants Work, John King
84 John King Reaching for the Sun: How Plants Work
Cambridge University Press 247539 1997 0521587387 / 9780521587389 Softcover Very Good Condition Green plants are all around us. We are totally dependent on them for food; we cultivate them for our pleasure; and we have used them in a vast number of ways down the centuries to our advantage. But have you ever wondered how plants work? Where do trees get the material to make wood? How does a bulb 'know' to sprout in the spring? Why are flowers different colours and why do they smell? This book answers these questions in a charming and accessible way. From their ability to take energy from sunlight to make their own food to their amazing range of life-sustaining, death-defying strategies, John King explains why plants dominate our planet. Plants might live life at a different pace from animals but they are just as fascinating. This is not just a book for keen gardeners and naturalists. This is a book for anyone who wants to understand why the earth is green. 232 pages. Quantity Available: 1. Shipped Weight: Under 1 kilogram. Category: Science::Botany; Science & Technology; ISBN: 0521587387. ISBN/EAN: 9780521587389. Inventory No: 247539. Paperback 
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It Doesn't End There: Great Australian Stories With A Twist, John Laws and Christopher Stewart
85 John Laws and Christopher Stewart It Doesn't End There: Great Australian Stories With A Twist
Pan Macmillan 246222 Australia 2006 1405037539 / 9781405037532 Hardcover (Printed Boards) Good Condition Following on from the success of 'There's Always More to the Story', John Laws and Christopher Stewart have put together a second collection of fascinating and compelling real-life Australian stories that often reveal an intriguing and hitherto unknown side of our history. Whether it's the first Muslim terrorist attack on Australian soil, 90 years ago, the exploits of a South Australian farm boy who made the first submarine voyage under the Arctic ice, or a Scandinavian king who came here as a convict, 'It Doesn't End There' is full of surprises. From the bush to the cities, from the early settlers to the diggers in the trenches of Gallipoli and Flanders, and on to the present day, these 60-plus stories are a treasure trove that will delight every one of John Laws' millions of fans. The collection is illustrated throughout with black-and-white photographs. 405 pages. Quantity Available: 1. Shipped Weight: 1-2 kilos. Category: Non Fiction; ISBN: 1405037539. ISBN/EAN: 9781405037532. Inventory No: 246222. Hardcover 
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A King's Daughter - A Tragedy in Verse, John Masefield
86 John Masefield A King's Daughter - A Tragedy in Verse
William Heinemann 225843 London 1925 Hardcover (Printed Boards) Good Condition No Dust Jacket A Tragedy in Verse A King's Daughter First Act. Jezebel. I Am Queen Jezebel, King Ahab's wife. I was princess in Sidon long ago, But in an evil day I became Queen Over these strangers in Samaria. Here, for these last ten months, we fought the Syrians, Till hope was gone; then, suddenly, all changed; The Syrian army fell into our hands. King Ahab had two choices: one, to kill All of the Syrians; one, to let them go. He made a peace with them and let them go. Now all the people of this city rage At Ahab, for his peace, and cry aloud That I, the foreign queen with foreign gods, Made Ahab make the peace to please my friends. Four days ago, King Ahab sought to buy A vineyard from one Naboth, who refused To sell the vineyard, even to his King. Age tanning to pages. The publication date given above is an estimate only, there being no date given in the book. Quantity Available: 1. Shipped Weight: Under 1 kilogram. Category: Plays::Drama; Theatre & Plays; Inventory No: 225843. Hardcover 
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The Microcosm of London, John Summerson
87 John Summerson The Microcosm of London
King Penguin 229202 Great Britain 1943 Hardcover (Printed Boards) Good Condition 16 colour plates. Cover edges rubbed. Discolouration to outer edges of boards,. Quantity Available: 1. Shipped Weight: Under 500 grams. Category: History::Great Britain; History; Inventory No: 229202. Hardcover 
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The Return Of The First Fleet, Jonathan King
88 Jonathan King The Return Of The First Fleet
Fairfax 246432 Australia 1987 Softcover Good Condition Official Souvenir Edition 126 pages. Age tanning to pages. Illustrated with colour photographs. Quantity Available: 1. Shipped Weight: Under 1 kilogram. Category: Australian::Australian History; Ships & the Sea; Maritime. Inventory No: 246432. Paperback 
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Mister Johnson, Joyce Cary
89 Joyce Cary Mister Johnson
Penguin Modern Classics 227333 Great Britain 1970 0140017267 / 9780140017267 Softcover Good Condition Johnson, a young native in the British civil service, is a clerk to Rudbeck, Assistant District Officer in Nigeria, and imagines himself to be a very important cog of the King's government. He is amusingly tolerant of his fellow Africans, thinking them uncivilized; he is obsessed with the idea of bringing "civilization" to this small jungle station. Johnson loves the white man's ways and cheerily adopts them; he has an enthusiasm that makes his boss Rudbeck overlook his rather vague office talents. This enthusiasm centers especially upon the construction of a road (symbol of civilization) and when Rudbeck has difficulty in getting funds from HQ, Johnson does some manipulation with the books. His peculiar sense of bookkeeping, together with his disdain for regulations, lands him in trouble. He gets the road built but is discharged. In despair and anger at being fired by his "good friend" Rudbeck, he gets drunk, and accidentally kills a white store owner. He is condemned to death. Rudbeck tries to save him, but "justice" cannot be reversed. Johnson is caught between two cultures, belonging no more to the new Africa than to the old. He begs Rudbeck, whom he looks upon as a father, to shoot him rather than let him be hanged by a stranger. Rudbeck, seeing him for the first time as an individual, grants this last request and ends the boy's life. 251 pages. Tanning to pages. Quantity Available: 1. Shipped Weight: Under 500 grams. Category: Fiction; Fiction; ISBN: 0140017267. ISBN/EAN: 9780140017267. Inventory No: 227333. Paperback 
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Out From This Place - Free for the First Time, A Young Slave Girl Makes a New Life, Joyce Hansen
90 Joyce Hansen Out From This Place - Free for the First Time, A Young Slave Girl Makes a New Life
Avon 227032 USA 1992 0380714094 / 9780380714094 Softcover Very Good Condition No Dust Jacket After their daring run for freedom, Obi and Easter were separated in the confusion of the Civil War. But now that the war is over and the slaves are free, Easter sets out to find her old friend and take control of her life, in the powerful sequel to the Coretta Scott King Honor Book WHICH WAY FREEDOM? 134 pages. Very light tanning to page edges . Quantity Available: 1. Shipped Weight: Under 250 grams. Category: Fiction; Fiction; ISBN: 0380714094. ISBN/EAN: 9780380714094. Inventory No: 227032. Paperback 
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Daphne: A Portrait of Daphne Du Maurier, Judith Cook
91 Judith Cook Daphne: A Portrait of Daphne Du Maurier
Bantam Press 242844 Great Britain 1991 First Edition 0593020839 / 9780593020838 Hardcover Good Condition Good One of Daphne du Maurier's earliest works was a history of her family, particularly of her grandfather George du Maurier, the "Punch" cartoonist and author of "Trilby", and her father, the actor Gerald. But it was as a popular novelist that she would excel, and by the end of the 1930s "Rebecca" was a literary phenomenon, translated into 20 languages. Daphne's father was fiercely possessive of her, but at the age of 25 she married "Boy" Browning, then the youngest major in the British Army, and soon settled in the Cornish mansion which was featured in "Rebecca" and around which the plot of "The King's General" was constructed. Her sense of place and atmosphere and gift of story-telling ensured a succession of bestselling novels such as "Jamaica Inn", "Frenchman's Creek" and "My Cousin Rachel". After her husband's death she moved to another mansion which became the setting for "The House on the Strand", and became increasingly removed from family and friends until her death. The author has written books on Shakespeare and Elizabethan drama. She knew Daphne du Maurier in the 1960s, has studied her novels and adapted "The King's General" for the theatre. water stain mark to inside front and rear pastedowns. 322 pages. Foxing to outer page edges. Quantity Available: 1. Shipped Weight: 1-2 kilos. Category: Biography; Biography & Autobiography; ISBN: 0593020839. ISBN/EAN: 9780593020838. Inventory No: 242844. Hardcover 
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Holly Would Dream, Karen Quinn
92 Karen Quinn Holly Would Dream
Pocket Books 241470 Great Britain 2008 1416527656 / 9781416527657 Softcover Very Good Condition Fashion historian Holly Ross often wishes she lived in a simpler time when the clothes were beautiful, the men debonair and the endings happy. But, about to be married and with a big promotion promised, her life seems finally to resemble the movie stars she idolizes. So where did it all go wrong? How, in the space of one day, does Holly find herself homeless, jobless, penniless - and fiance-less? Why is she cruising the Mediterranean in pursuit of property tycoon Denis King? And how come she's trying to track down a suitcase full of stolen Audrey Hepburn gowns before Interpol tracks her down? The madcap adventures of the endearingly accident-prone Holly make for a fast-paced, feel-good and wickedly funny read. Will she get the promotion she deserves - or will she get thrown in jail? Will she capture the heart of Denis King before he marries society girl, Sydney Bass? And will she ever be able to stop saying 'if only' and accept herself for who she really is? 421 pages. Tanning to page edges. Quantity Available: 1. Shipped Weight: Under 1 kilogram. Category: Fiction; Fiction; ISBN/EAN: 9781416527657. Inventory No: 241470. Paperback 
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Blue Exorcist 8, Kazue Kato
93 Kazue Kato Blue Exorcist 8
VIZ Media 241678 San Francisco 2009 1421550849 / 9781421550848 Softcover Very Good Condition Kazue Kato Awakened by the traitor Saburota Todo, the Impure King’s massive form threatens to engulf the city of Kyoto. As the Exorcists of the Tokyo Branch and the monks of the Myodha temple do all they can to contain the demon, Rin and his friends find themselves separated and facing their own battles. While Rin and Ryuji race to confront the full might of the Impure King, Yukio takes on Todo singlehanded and discovers that he may be his own worst enemy! Illustrator: Kazue Kato. Quantity Available: 1. Shipped Weight: Under 1 kilogram. Category: Comics; United States; Comics & Graphic Novels; ISBN/EAN: 9781421550848. Inventory No: 241678. Paperback 
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My Side, King Kong - Walter Wager
94 King Kong - Walter Wager My Side
Collier 240747 USA 1976 0020407505 / 9780020407508 Softcover Good Condition No Dust Jacket 118 pages. Cover has a few creases. Previous owners name to top of title page. Quantity Available: 1. Shipped Weight: Under 1 kilogram. Category: Fiction; Fiction; ISBN: 0020407505. ISBN/EAN: 9780020407508. Inventory No: 240747. Paperback 
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May This House Be Safe From Tigers, King, Alexander
95 King, Alexander May This House Be Safe From Tigers
Heinemann 229548 London, England 1960 First Edition Hardcover Good Condition Fair Lazarus, S. Sequel to 'Mine Enemy Grows Older', biting anecdotal reminiscences of outrageous characters, eccentric in the extreme. Price-clipped DJ has tears to spine ends, edges and corners, general rubbing, light stain mark to bottom of rear cover, now improved in archival film. Book has moderate wear to spine ends and corners, inside has PO name and an erasure to ffep, foxing and age toning to edges, else square and tight. 374 pages. Dust Jacket price-clipped. Previous owners name on front endpaper. Illustrator: Lazarus, S.. Quantity Available: 1. Shipped Weight: 1-2 kilos. Category: Autobiography::Memoir; Inventory No: 229548. Hardcover 
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Perfume from Provence, Lady Fortescue
96 Lady Fortescue Perfume from Provence
Black Swan 245951 Great Britain 1993 Reprint 0552994790 / 9780552994798 Softcover Good Condition E. H. Shepard vWinifred Fortescue was born in Suffolk in 1888. At the age of 17 she decided to help the family's ailing resources by taking a career on the stage, and starred in a number of productions. In 1914 she married John Fortescue, the King's Librarian and Archivist, and in spite of a huge age difference theirs was an exceptionally happy marriage. The couple lost nearly all their money in the stockmarket crash of 1929. Selling what little they had left, they bought a tumbledown cottage high on a mountain outside Grasse in Provence, where they settled for life among the Provencals - with all the trials and tribulations of sulky workmen, flamboyant villagers and learning to drive Provence-style - and with all the pleasures that their new-found neighbours and way of life brought them. Lady Fortescue's account of their life in Provence, where she died in 1951, was first published in 1935. 274 pages. Tanning to pages. Previous owners name on front endpaper. Illustrator: E. H. Shepard. Quantity Available: 1. Shipped Weight: Under 1 kilogram. Category: Autobiography::Memoir; Biography & Autobiography; Travel. ISBN: 0552994790. ISBN/EAN: 9780552994798. Inventory No: 245951. Paperback 
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My Remarkable Journey, Larry King
97 Larry King My Remarkable Journey
Pier 9 237613 Australia 2000 1741965535 / 9781741965537 Trade Paperback Very Good Condition My Remarkable Journey is the definitive autobiography of one of the most famous personalities in television history - CNN host of the long-running program Larry King Live. It is an intimate and revealing memoir, delivered with Larry King's trademark humour and style. Filled with delightfully evocative personal anecdotes and observations on some of the most famous people in the world, from Audrey Hepburn, to Mohammed Ali, to the Dalai Lama, My Remarkable Journey will be devoured by entertainment and biography fans worldwide. 294 pages. Illustrated with colour and black and white photographs. Quantity Available: 1. Shipped Weight: 1-2 kilos. Category: Autobiography; Biography & Autobiography; ISBN/EAN: 9781741965537. Inventory No: 237613. Paperback 
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A Monstrous Regiment Of Women, Laurie R King
98 Laurie R King A Monstrous Regiment Of Women
HarperCollins 239004 London 2000 0006514944 / 9780006514947 Softcover Good Condition No Dust Jacket It is 1921 and Mary Russell--Sherlock Holmes's brilliant apprentice, now an Oxford graduate with a degree in theology - is on the verge of acquiring a sizable inheritance. Independent at last, with a passion for divinity and detective work, her most baffling mystery may now involve Holmes and the burgeoning of a deeper affection between herself and the retired detective. Russell's attentions turn to the New Temple of God and its leader, Margery Childe, a charismatic suffragette and a mystic, whose draw on the young theology scholar is irresistible. But when four bluestockings from the Temple turn up dead shortly after changing their wills, could sins of a capital nature be afoot? Holmes and Russell investigate, as their partnership takes a surprising turn. 326 pages. Age tanning to pages. Quantity Available: 1. Shipped Weight: Under 1 kilogram. Category: Fiction; Fiction; ISBN: 0006514944. ISBN/EAN: 9780006514947. Inventory No: 239004. Paperback 
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The Moor, Laurie R. King
99 Laurie R. King The Moor
St Martin's Press 218044 New York 1999 0312169345 / 9780312169343 Hardcover Very Good Condition Very Good 307 pages. Quantity Available: 1. Shipped Weight: Under 1 kilogram. Category: Fiction; United States; Fiction; ISBN: 0312169345. ISBN/EAN: 9780312169343. Inventory No: 218044. Hardcover 
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John Saturnall's Feast, Lawrence Norfolk
100 Lawrence Norfolk John Saturnall's Feast
Bloomsbury 246310 Great Britain 2012 1408805960 / 9781408805961 Hardcover Near Fine Condition Near Fine From the bestselling author of Lempriere's Dictionary, Lawrence Norfolk is back with an astounding novel of seventeeth-century life, love and war; the story of an orphan who becomes the greatest cook of his age. The village of Buckland, 1625. A boy and his mother run for their lives. Behind them a mob chants of witchcraft. Taking refuge among the trees of Buccla's Wood, the mother opens her book and tells her son of an ancient Feast kept in secret down the generations. But as exquisite dishes rise from the page, the ground beneath them freezes. That winter, the boy's mother dies. Taken to Buckland Manor, John is put to work in the house's vast subterranean kitchens where his talent raises him from the scullery to the great house above. A complex dish served to King Charles brings him before Lady Lucretia Fremantle, the headstrong daughter of the house. He must tempt her from her fast. But both encounters will imperil him. As the Civil War begins and the New Order's fanatical soldiers march, John and Lucretia are thrown together into a passionate struggle for survival. To keep all he holds most dear, John must realise his mother's vision. He must serve the Saturnall Feast. 402 pages. Quantity Available: 1. Shipped Weight: 1-2 kilos. Category: Fiction; Fiction; ISBN/EAN: 9781408805961. Inventory No: 246310. Hardcover 
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