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Drama/Adventure - Fiction

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Drama/Adventure - Fiction

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Babel Tower, Byatt, A. S.
1 Babel Tower
Byatt, A. S. Chatto & Windus Ltd 1996 London, England First Edition 0701137185 / 9780701137182 Hard Cover Very Good Good 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall 
617 page. Black-board cover, very minor edge-wear. Illustrated, unclipped jacket, minor edge-wear, one small closed tear on bottom corner, several small holes and rubbing to back of jacket. Very minor marking to closed page edges, otherwise pages clean, straight & unmarked. Tight binding (unread). ". the private and public obsessions of Britain in the 1960s. At its heart are two law cases; a painful divorce suit and the prosecution of an 'obscene' book - in both cases the legal languarge distorts, denies and re-writes the 'real' narrative." 214 000168 
Price: 25.00 AUD
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Now and Then, Amen, Cleary, Jon
2 Now and Then, Amen
Cleary, Jon Guild Publishing 1988 London First Edition Hard Cover Very Good Very Good 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall 
330 pages. Black-cloth cover. Illustrated, unclipped jacket, very minor edge-wear, one small spot of peeling to bottom of spine edge. Light foxing to top closed page edge, otherwise pages are clean, straight & unmarked. Tight binding. ". Jon Cleary has written another of his first-class novels of suspense, distinguished by the dry humour that has become his trademark. As Scobie Malone, that most human of cops, uncovers more and more political involvement in the Church and crime in Australian big business, past and present interweave in a skein of corruption that binds the old world to the new, the 'now' to the 'then'." 15 001268 
Price: 20.00 AUD
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Monkeys in the Dark, d'Alpuget, Blanche
3 Monkeys in the Dark
d'Alpuget, Blanche Aurora Press 1980 Sydney, Australia First Edition 0867480017 / 9780867480016 Hard Cover Very Good Very Good 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall Inscribed by Author
176 pages. Red-cloth cover, minor edge-wear and pushing. Illustrated, unclipped jacket, minor edge-wear, few small marks. Note from author to ex-owner on front fly-leaf 'To Lesley, Best Wishes, Blanche d'Alpuget, November 1980. Pages clean, straight & unmarked. Strong, intact binding. "Alexandra Wheatfield, a young journalist, has come to work in the Australian embassy in Djarkarta at a time of chaotic change: the coup of 1965 has been crushed but the new Order of the Indonesian Army has not yet overthrown the revered President, Sukarno. He has warned that without him the people are 'monkeys in the dark'." 21 000960 
Price: 85.00 AUD
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4 The Island of the Day Before
Eco, Umberto Martin Secker & Warburg Limited 1995 London, England 0436202700 / 9780436202704 Hard Cover Very Good Good 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall 
513 page. Black-cloth cover, very minor edge-wear. Illustrated, unclipped jacket, minor edge-wear, one small scratch on top edge, very minor peeling on top edge. Slight markings to closed edges of pages, otherwise pages clean, straight & unmarked. Tight binding. "Take 'The Ancient Mariner', 'Robinson Crusoe', medieval legends and dastardly deeds, and combine them with liberal portions of suspense, romance and intellectual excitement in a marvellous seafaring adventure - a quest for exotic Pacific islands and for answers to eternal questions . set in the seventeenth century, in Italy, France and on the high seas." 215 000170 
Price: 30.00 AUD
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5 Eye of the Needle
Follett, Ken Soft Cover Fair 
SHOP STOCK IN STORAGE - PLEASE CONTACT US FOR MORE DETAILS - 600 003753 
Price: 5.00 AUD
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World Without End, Follett, Ken
6 World Without End
Follett, Ken Soft Cover Very Good 
SHOP STOCK IN STORAGE - PLEASE CONTACT US FOR MORE DETAILS - 309 005260 
Price: 9.00 AUD
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7 Captivity C.A.P.T.I.V.E.
Hall, Rodney Mcphee Gribble Publishers 1988 Melbourne, Australia First Thus 0869140485 / 9780869140482 Hard Cover Very Good Very Good 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall 
214 page. Black-cloth cover, minor edge-wear. Illustrated, unclipped jacket, minor edge-wear. Pages clean, straight & unmarked. Strong, intact binding. "Two sisters and a brother were found bludgeoned and shot to death in a paddock in a farming district in 1898. The case was never solved and Rodney Hall has taken this fragment of history and allowed his imagination free rein. What rises up to haunt us is a huge tribe of a family turned in upon itself . both thriller and metaphor ." 215 000237 
Price: 18.00 AUD
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The Grisly Wife, Hall, Rodney
8 The Grisly Wife
Hall, Rodney Pan MacMillan Australia Pty Limited 1993 Sydney, Australia 0732907764 / 9780732907761 Hard Cover Very Good Very Good 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall 
261 page, large print. 2nd in trilogy. Green-cloth cover, pushing on spine top, some edge-wear. Illustrated, unclipped jacket, slight edge-wear, slight creasing to top edge. Top corner of text has creasing from pushing on spine otherwise pages clean, straight & unmarked. Intact binding. ". the story of Catherine Byrne, a nineteenth-century English missionary who travels to remotest Australia with her prophetic husband and his band of women disciples . a man of miraculous powers who leads his followers through severe hardship - shipwreck, disease and death . set in 1868 . " 226 000246 
Price: 23.00 AUD
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Het Shepherd Commando: Roman Van Een Spectaculaire Ontvoering, Ludlum, Robert
9 Het Shepherd Commando: Roman Van Een Spectaculaire Ontvoering
Ludlum, Robert Uitgeverij Luitingh 1988 Utrecht 9024515149 / 9789024515141 Soft Cover Very Good No Jacket 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall 
255 pagina's. Geļllustreerde kaart cover, zeer kleine rand-wear. Een paar kleine plekjes van foxing tot gesloten pagina randen, anders pagina's zijn schoon, recht & ongemarkeerd. Sterke, intact bindend. "Generaal Mackenzie Hawkins is woest. laaiend. Op Peking en op Washington. Zijn militaire carriere naar de knoppen. Door een stelletje kapitalistische en communistische bureaucraten. Maar hij zal ze te grazen nemen. Langzaam rijpt bij generaal Hawkins, bijgenaamd de Havik, een even gewaagd als sensationeel plan. Nog nooit tevoren bracht Robert Ludlum zoveel sensatie, zoveel zinderende spanning en zoveel humor in een boek bijeen!" - 578 002581 
Price: 24.00 AUD
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10 Once a Jolly Black Man
McGarrity, John Wren Publishing Pty Ltd 1973 Melbourne, Australia First Edition 0858850818 / 9780858850811 Hard Cover Very Good Very Good 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall 
176 pages. Black-cloth cover, very minor edge-wear. Unclipped jacket, closed tear to front flap fold, some edge-wear, slight peeling to edges. Pages clean, straight & unmarked. Strong, intact binding. " . a fast-moving, action-packed story of one man's hopeless struggle against an adversity over which he has no control - his fellow-man's dislike and fear of the colour of his skin! . is a powerful no-holds barred novel which will shock, outrage and dismay all serious readers." 215 000607 
Price: 15.00 AUD
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11 Scarlett
Ripley, Margaret Macmillan 1991 London, England First Thus 0333490991 / 9780333490990 Hard Cover Very Good Very Good 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall 
759 page. Blue-cloth cover, gold titling to spine, minor edge-wear. Illustrated, unclipped jacket, very minor edge-wear, clean & straight. Illustrated end papers. Pages clean, straight & unmarked (unread). Strong, intact binding. ".the story begun in Margaret Mitchell's magnificent classic ('Gone With The Wind') continues the greatest love affair in all fiction between Scarlett O'Hara and Rhett Butler. Scarlett seamlessly picks up the narrative . what new joys, frutstrations and adventures does the future hold?" 102 000147 
Price: 30.00 AUD
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12 River God
Smith, Wilbur Macmillan 1993 London, England Hard Cover Good Good 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall 
530 page. Green-cloth cover, gold titling to spine, edge-wear, bending on top corner, folding to spine binding, however is a good strong copy. Illustrated, unclipped jacket, edge-wear, small closed tears, folding along top edges. Pages clean, straight & unmarked. Strong, intact binding. "Ancient Egypt. Land of the Pharaohs. A kingdom built on gold. a legend shattered by greed.Now the valley of the Kings lies ravaged by war, drained of its lifeblood, as weak men inherit the cherished crown. . An epic journey. An Heroic battle. An enduring love. Here is a magnificent, richly imagined saga that explodes with all the drama, mystery and rage of a bygone time." 108 000152 
Price: 10.00 AUD
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Animal Instincts, Titchmarsh, Alan
13 Animal Instincts
Titchmarsh, Alan Simon & Schuster 2000 London, England First Edition 0684861461 / 9780684861463 Hard Cover Very Good Very Good 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall 
269 pages. Blue-cloth cover, minor pushing to edges. Illustrated, unclipped jacket, minor edge-wear, small chip to rear bottom edge. Pages clean, straight & unmarked. Strong, intact binding. "From the immensely popular bestselling novelist and presenter of 'Ground Force' comes another wildly entertaining novel filled with Alan Titchmarsh's trademark blend of romance, humour and suspense. - When Kit Lavery's father dies, he is forced to return home after a ten year stint in Australia to sort out his affairs. A well known conservationist and champion of wildlife, Rubert Lavery has left behind a nature reserve in the heart of the British countryside, staffed by two very determined women. When a buyer is found for the state, Kit is torn. Will he stay or will he go? Will the sun and sea of Australia exert a greater pull than the intrigues and jealousies of coastal Devon?" 21 000959 
Price: 25.00 AUD
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14 A Celebration of Gone With The Wind
Turner, Adrian Dragon's World Ltd 1989 Surrey, England First Edition 1850280886 / 9781850280880 Hard Cover Fair Very Good Folio - over 12" - 15" tall 
189 page, colour & b/w photos thr/out. Red-cloth cover, minor edge-wear, small tear top edge, front cover has small split at spine bottom. Illustrated, unclipped jacket, slight edge-wear. Moisture has gotten into spine so marking and slight sticking to first part of text body, otherwise pages good. Intact binding. ". colour frame enlargements have been produced to enable readers to follow the entire film virtually scene-by-scene with captions drawn largely from direct quotes from the soundtrack . a unique pictorial records of a motion picture that sums up both the madness and the genius of the Hollywood system, and the men and women who made 'Gone With the Wind'." 139 000316 
Price: 25.00 AUD
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The August Months, Wallace, Steffie
15 The August Months
Wallace, Steffie Braden Farm Artworks 1996 Victoria, Australia First Edition 064629265x / 9780646292656 Soft Cover Good 8vo - over 7¾ Inscribed by Author
150 pages. Inscribed by author on half-title page - "To dear Janine Thank you for making me look so good! Best wishes Steffie Wallace." Illustrated card cover, very minor edge wear. Pages have a little age browning to edges, otherwise are clean, straight & unmarked. Tight binding. "Em is a mother whose son has died in circumstances which stand as a grim testimony to he confronting and difficult times which constitute modern living." - 577 005286 
Price: 35.00 AUD
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His Mother's Country, Williams, Maslyn
16 His Mother's Country
Williams, Maslyn Melbourne University Press 1988 Victoria, Australia First Edition 0522843611 / 9780522843613 Hard Cover Very Good Good 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall 
238 page, b/w illustrated frontispiece. Maroon-cloth cover, very minor edge-wear, very slight fading to top edge. Illustrated, unclipped jacket, minor edge-wear at bottom, top has slight creasing and slight chipping to corners, sun faded front & back. Pages clean, straight & unmarked. Strong, intact binding. ". a haunting book . tells the story of a lad who reached manhood at the time of Australia's own national growing up - in the years from 1920s following hard upon WWI . book's only purpose is to give pleasure; to remind people of the quiet joys . of horse-drawn buses and trams . and of the days when . life seemed more complete and therefore more real." 220 000189 
Price: 16.00 AUD
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Het Shepherd Commando: Roman Van Een Spectaculaire Ontvoering, Ludlum, Robert
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Once a Jolly Black Man
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Captivity C.A.P.T.I.V.E.
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The Island of the Day Before
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Now and Then, Amen, Cleary, Jon
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Monkeys in the Dark, d'Alpuget, Blanche
Monkeys in the Dark
d'Alpuget, Blanche
85.00 AUD
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Animal Instincts, Titchmarsh, Alan
Animal Instincts
Titchmarsh, Alan
25.00 AUD
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A Celebration of Gone With The Wind
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The Grisly Wife, Hall, Rodney
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Hall, Rodney
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His Mother's Country, Williams, Maslyn
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Babel Tower, Byatt, A. S.
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