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WOMAN SLAUGHTER, Ferrars, E.X.
101 Ferrars, E.X. WOMAN SLAUGHTER
New York Doubleday 1990 0385264917 / 9780385264914 1st. U.S.Edition Quarter Cloth Hardback & DJ Very Good + Very Good + 8vo - over 7" - 9" tall 
197pp., 1st. U.S. edition, June, 1990. Book square, unmarked, leaves clean, spine firm. Loose-plastic protected, illustrated dustjacket has negligible bump to lower foredge flaps, else very good. From the pen of prolific British crime writer E.X. Ferrars. Estranged husband-and-wife detective team of Virginia and Felix Freer tackle their most entertaining and puzzling mystery yet, when Virginia's friend and neighbour, old Malcolm Creed is the victim of a hit and run accident outside her home . . . Book weight approx. 380g. Postage charge will be reduced as this item will post under 500g. packed weight. 
Price: 8.52 AUD
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WATERCOLOURS, Ferreira, Adrienne
102 Ferreira, Adrienne WATERCOLOURS
Sydney, New South Wales, Australia Fourth Estate 2011 0732292166 / 9780732292164 First Australian Edition Softcover Very Good + 8vo - over 7" - 9" tall 
341pp. Book clean, square. Spine firm. Leaves clean. Art-illustrated (Priscilla Nielsen) card wrapper has a tiny corner crease to front panel. The story of a boy artist, a river town and its mysterious underworld . . . A poignant debut novel. Book weight approx. 405g. *Postage charge will be reduced as this item will post under 500g. packed weight. 
Price: 10.93 AUD
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103 Finkel, George JOURNEY TO JORSALA. (Signed Copy)
London Angus and Robertson [U.K.] 1969 First Edition Hardcover and Dustjacket Very Good Good 8vo - over 7" - 9" tall Signed by Author
231pp., intext, action-area maps throughout. Book clean. Spine firm, but slightly cocked, bright gilt title there-on. Dated inscription, signed by author on half-title page, minimal flecks on text-block edges, otherwise leaves clean. Art-illustrated [C.R.Evans], loose-plastic protected dustjacket edgeworn, abraded, creased, original price felt-pen deleted on front flap. A sea-faring adventure, set in a time when Duke William of Normandy was King of England, and a twelve-year-old Godric Anwulfsson set sail on an odyssey that took him to Clermont, in France, where he heard the Pope call for a Holy War so Christian men could pilgrimage safely to Jerusalem. Joining forces with a thousand others, he set off...The author, George Finkel, was born 13 May, 1909, and died in New South Wales, Australia, on 22 February, 1975. Book weight approx. 450g. 
Price: 17.03 AUD
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THE TERIOKI CROSSING, Fisher, Alan
104 Fisher, Alan THE TERIOKI CROSSING
London Bodley Head 1984 0370306090 / 9780370306094 First Edition Hardcover and Dustjacket Very Good Very Good + 8vo - over 7" - 9" tall 
349pp. Book clean. Gilt-titled spine firm, very slightly canted. Leaves clean, albeit mildly tanned, soft corner crease to one leaf. Art-illustrated (Fred Laurent), loose-plastic protected dustjacket negligibly edge rubbed only. Winner of the 1984 Historical Novel Prize, awarded annually in memory of Georgette Heyer. "1916: and the old Russia was passing . . . Alan Fisher's gripping novel has a cast list of characters rich in human foibles and eccentricities. Russian, English, American, all are thrown together in an explosion of adventure and emotional conflict set against the background of revolutionary Petrograd." Book weight approx. 535g. 
Price: 11.28 AUD
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THE DISTANT LAUGHTER, Forbes, Bryan
105 Forbes, Bryan THE DISTANT LAUGHTER
London William Collins 1972 0002211815 / 9780002211819 First Edition Hardcover and Dustjacket Very Good + Very Good 8vo - over 7" - 9" tall 
287pp., book clean, tight. Light, random foxing spots to head, else unmarked. Loose-plastic protected, illustrated dustjacket unclipped, with original seller's sticker affixed to lower front fold-in. Tiny fox spot on spine, small closed tear and mild edgewear, else very good. Novel based on the film industry, and a film director, Dick Warren. Author's debut novel. Book weight approx. 470g. 
Price: 8.66 AUD
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DARKEST DAY, Fowler, Christopher
106 Fowler, Christopher DARKEST DAY
London Little, Brown and Company 1993 0316905348 / 9780316905343 First Edition Hardcover and Dustjacket Very Good Very Good 8vo - over 7" - 9" tall 
570pp. Book clean and square. Vivid silver title over mildly bumped spine. Plain grey boards bumped as spine. Text-block unmarked. Illustrated (inc. author portrait on rear panel), loose-plastic protected dustjacket lightly edgeworn. This fast-paced horror thriller has as its key character Jerry Gates, who carries a phobia she has never been able to come to terms with; she is afraid of the dark . . . Jerry works at the Savoy, and when a guest there meets a bizarre death, Jerry is compelled, for the sake of her own sanity, to seek out the truth. As her search continues, more sensational killings occur, darker and evil forces are at work . . . Can they be stopped? Book weight approx. 795g. 
Price: 20.04 AUD
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RAT RACE (Second Impression before Publication), Francis, Dick
107 Francis, Dick RAT RACE (Second Impression before Publication)
London Michael Joseph 1970 First Edition Hardcover and Dustjacket Very Good Very Good 8vo - over 7" - 9" tall 
205pp. Book clean and square. Bright gilt title over lightly bumped spine. Teal blue coloured boards minimally shelfworn only. An original 'Foyles' sticker affixed to front pastedown, minor flecks on free endpapers and edges, plus a strip approx. 35mm x 5 mm (1 1/2 in. x 1/4 in.) torn from lower foredge margin of 201/202 (no text loss). Illustrated, loose-plastic protected dustjacket slightly edgeworn, with a degree of tanning on spine. Printed in October 1970 : Second impression before publication (9 digit ISBN). This mystery thriller finds Matt Shore flying for a small air-taxi charter firm, taking five passengers on a routine flight to the races - two jockeys, a trainer, an owner and a friend. At afternoon's end, he flew them off homewards, discussing the successes and disasters of their day. But this was no routine flight . . . Book weight approx. 345g. Postage charge will be reduced as this item will post under 500g. packed weight. 
Price: 50.09 AUD
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108 Frede, Richard THE SECRET CIRCUS
New York Random House 1967 First Edition-1st. Printing Hard Cover + D/J [Oblong] Very Good Very Good 8vo - over 7" - 9" tall 
207pp., book square and tight. Untrimmed foredge a little grubby, but leaves are clean. Covers have tiny corner bumps only. Illustrated dustjacket has minor edgewear and small blind indentations. Humourous, relationship based novel. Book weight approx. 489g. 
Price: 10.22 AUD
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COME, PRETTY PUSS, Freed, Artelle
109 Freed, Artelle COME, PRETTY PUSS
London Arthur Barker 1959 First Edition Hardcover and Dustjacket Very Good Very Good 12mo - over 6" - 7" tall 
191pp. Book clean and square. Spine firm. Plain red boards undamaged. An original seller's sticker affixed to ffep., slight age toning to same and textblock, else leaves unmarked. Period, colour-art (no ack.) illustrated, loose-plastic protected dustjacket price-clipped, with minor nips, edgewear, and colour-fading on spine. Told in 'autobiographical' form, this is a tale of titian-haired Melanie Gay, a voluptuous young woman; of the men in her life, the places she goes, and her brushes with the culture and arts, opera and ballet . . . Book weight approx. 255g. *Postage charge will be reduced as this item will post under 500g. packed weight. 
Price: 20.68 AUD
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SOME DAY TOMORROW, Freeling, Nicolas
110 Freeling, Nicolas SOME DAY TOMORROW
New York St Martin's Minotaur 2000 0312262302 / 9780312262303 First U.S.Edition Hardcover and Dustjacket Very Good + Very Good + 8vo - over 7" - 9" tall 
204pp. Book clean, square. Spine firm. Plain black boards very good. Leaves clean. Illustrated, loose-plastic protected dustjacket negligibly edge-creased and mildly indented. "Hubertus van Bijl's family has a long and respected history in the Dutch flower trade . . . through a diary-like narrative, the reader learns that Bert is not the docile botanist he - and everyone who knows him - considers himself to be. In a novel that plumbs the depths of madness, Nicolas Freeling creates his most compelling and disturbing work to date in this chilling examination of crime from the inside out." Book weight approx. 380g. *Postage charge will be reduced as this item will post under 500g. packed weight. 
Price: 12.75 AUD
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THE ROO THAT WON THE MELBOURNE CUP, French, Jackie
111 French, Jackie THE ROO THAT WON THE MELBOURNE CUP
North Ryde, N.S.W., Australia Angus and Robertson 1991 0207167796 / 9780207167799 First Edition, First Impression Hardcover and Dustjacket Near Fine Very Good + 8vo - over 7" - 9" tall 
113pp., intext, b/white sketch-illustrations by Carol McLean-Carr. Book clean and square. Spine firm, lightly bumped on heel. Plain blue boards undamaged. Leaves pristine. Art-illustrated, loose-plastic protected dustjacket lightly bumped. Eccentric spinster Aunty Mug loves her 'family' of animals with whom she surrounds herself. There's a race-calling cockatoo, an orphaned wombat, and Fred; the 'kangaroo-in-residence'. A not-too-successful horse trainer desperate to have a runner in the Melbourne Cup, she decides Fred can run as fast as any horse . . . Could the rules of racing possibly allow a kangaroo to run in the prestigious Cup? We will soon know . . . A very scarce Jackie French title. Book weight approx. 320g. Postage charge will be reduced as this item will post under 500g. packed weight. 
Price: 20.68 AUD
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KILL TWO BIRDS & GET STONED, Friedman, Kinky
112 Friedman, Kinky KILL TWO BIRDS & GET STONED
New York William Morrow 2003 006620979x / 9780066209791 First Edition (Stated) Hardcover and Dustjacket Very Good Very Good 8vo - over 7" - 9" tall 
221pp. Book clean, square. Red spine firm, black title there-on. Plain black boards lightly corner bumped. Remainder stripe to lower textblock edge, else leaves clean. Illustrated, loose-plastic protected dustjacket has a degree of sunning to spine (title clearly legible), a small, faint dampstain with red off-set to foot of spine on reverse, else negligible edge-creasing. "A tale of the nature of sanity, the cost of inspiration, and the art and business of creativity, 'Kill Two Birds & Get Stoned' has the absurd and provocative hijinks that could only come from the fertile, frenzied mind of veteran soul Kinky Friedman." Book weight approx. 482g. 
Price: 18.22 AUD
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MEANWHILE, BACK AT THE RANCH, Friedman, Kinky
113 Friedman, Kinky MEANWHILE, BACK AT THE RANCH
New York Simon & Schuster 2002 0684864886 / 9780684864884 First Edition Hardcover and Dustjacket Very Good + Very Good + 8vo - over 7" - 9" tall 
200pp. Book clean, square. Black spine firm, gilt title there-on. Plain green boards undamaged. Leaves clean, soft crease to front and rear free endpapers. Illustrated, loose-plastic protected dustjacket negligibly edge-creased, slightly sunned on spine. "It's a case of a missing kid and a missing kitty when Kinky Friedman, private dick extraordinaire and animal lover nonpariel, attempts to find a young, autistic New York boy and a three-legged Texas cat named Lucky, both of whom have disappeared . . . " Book weight approx. 395g. 
Price: 16.39 AUD
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ROAD KILL, Friedman, Kinky
114 Friedman, Kinky ROAD KILL
New York Simon & Schuster 1997 068480378x / 9780684803784 First Edition Hardcover and Dustjacket Very Good Very Good 8vo - over 7" - 9" tall 
252pp. Book clean. Blue spine firm, slightly canted. Yellow boards undamaged. Leaves clean. Illustrated, loose-plastic protected dustjacket softly edge-creased, spine mildly sunned. "In the tradition of Geoffrey Chaucer and Jack Kerouac, both travellers of distinction, Kinky Friedman embarks on a journey of ribald adventure, self-discovery, and literary delusions . . . " Book weight approx. 505g. 
Price: 14.57 AUD
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ALL THAT I AM, Funder, Anna
115 Funder, Anna ALL THAT I AM
London Viking/Penguin 2011 0670920398 / 9780670920396 First U.K. Edition, First Impression Hardcover and Dustjacket Near Fine Near Fine 8vo - over 7" - 9" tall 
370pp. Book clean, square. Spine firm, silver title there-on. Plain black boards undamaged. Leaves clean. Illustrated, loose-plastic protected dustjacket negligibly edge-creased only. "One September morning, elderly Ruth Wesemann wakes to the sound of a parcel being delivered to her door. Inside she finds a tattered little notebook. Opening its delicate pages she meets with a flood of memories . . . It's 1933 and Ruth is back in her light-filled flat in Berlin . . . " Book weight approx. 640g. 
Price: 28.20 AUD
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LIGHTFOOT ISLAND, Furnas, J.C.
116 Furnas, J.C. LIGHTFOOT ISLAND
New York Atheneum 1968 First Edition (Stated) Hardcover and Dustjacket Good Very Good 8vo - over 7" - 9" tall 
268pp. Book clean, square. Red spine firm, gilt title there-on. Brown boards edge-worn at head, lightly bumped at foot, minimally marked. Leaves clean, mild foxing to textblock edges. Illustrated (Muni Lieblein), loose-plastic protected dustjacket has minor foxing to reverse. From the jacket flap: " . . . the famous anthropologist Dr. Morgan Moore is on his way to the Tarafu area to make sure that the Navy is treating the natives right and respecting their traditions and culture. The officers are busy so Imogen Arkright, wife of a young Naval Reserve Officer, is given the task of guiding the great scientist around. The only trouble is that Morgan Moore likes his women young and fully fashioned, and it is soon apparent he wants Imogen . . . " Book weight approx. 525g. 
Price: 12.75 AUD
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THE STORY OF MY WIFE, Fust, Milan
117 Fust, Milan THE STORY OF MY WIFE
London Jonathan Cape 1989 0224026208 / 9780224026208 First U.K. Edition Hardcover and Dustjacket Very Good + Very Good 8vo - over 7" - 9" tall 
xiii, + 336pp. Book clean, square. Spine firm, gilt title there-on. Plain blue boards undamaged. Previous owner's name to ffep., else leaves clean and unmarked. Illustrated, loose-plastic protected dustjacket sunned on spine (colour change to background, title clearly legible), minor edgewear, soft corner crease to front flap. Preface by George Konrad. Translated from the Hungarian by Ivan Sanders. " . . . maps out the mind and emotions of Captain Storr as he focuses on a crucial question. Is his young wife Lizzie unfaithful or not? . . . With humour, compassion, despair, kindness and cruelty the irresistible Captain Storr lures the reader to share his exquisite unease and obsessive quest to discover the truth about the woman he married." Book weight approx. 520g. 
Price: 16.92 AUD
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SWIMMING : A Novel, Gandolfo, Enza
118 Gandolfo, Enza SWIMMING : A Novel
Ascot Vale, Victoria, Australia Vanark Press 2009 0980350026 / 9780980350029 First Edition Softcover Very Good + 8vo - over 7" - 9" tall 
330pp. Book clean, square. Spine firm. Leaves clean and unmarked, small in-production crease to first (author bio.) page. Illustrated card wrapper negligibly scuffed. "Kate Wilks is a swimmer, a teacher and a writer, but she has never been a mother. She believes she has a good and satisfying life until a chance encounter with her ex-husband and his daughter . . . A lyrical story of one woman's journey." Book weight approx. 450g. 
Price: 24.05 AUD
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THROUGH THE DOLLS' HOUSE DOOR, Gardam, Jane
119 Gardam, Jane THROUGH THE DOLLS' HOUSE DOOR
New York Greenwillow Books 1987 0688074472 / 9780688074470 1st. U.S.Edition Hardcover and Dustjacket Very Good + Very Good + 8vo - over 7" - 9" tall 
121pp., reinforced trade edition. Book clean, square, spine tight. Very minor production defect on rear cover. Leaves clean. Loose-plastic protected, illustrated [author portrait on rear panel] dustjacket has no faults. By Whitbread award winning author ['The Hollow Land', 1981], Jane Gardam, this fantasy movel revolves around a dolls' house, the eyes of children Claire and Mary looking in; inside the dolls' house eyes are looking out . . . Book weight approx. 300g. 
Price: 8.52 AUD
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LEATHERS, Gardner, Donna
120 Gardner, Donna LEATHERS
Hartwell, VIC, Australia Sid Harta Publishers 2002 1877059161 / 9781877059162 First Edition Softcover Very Good + 8vo - over 7" - 9" tall 
639pp. Book clean, square. Spine firm. Leaves clean. Illustrated card wrapper negligibly edgeworn, soft corner crease. Foreword by the author's husband, Wayne Gardner. " . . . a story of deceit, lust and revenge, set in the glamorous high-octane world of Grand Prix motorcycle racing. The beautiful Amanda Hollingsworth is plotting to bring down the man who caused her brother's death. Her weapon of choice is Joey Eastern, a talented and naive young Australian rider . . . " Includes Glossary of Terms. Book weight approx. 920g. * Buyers outside Australia - This item will incur extra postage charges as it will weigh over 1KG. with packing. Please email for quote. 
Price: 9.40 AUD
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