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21 Begner, Edith P. RED IN THE MORNING
London Secker & Warburg 1963 1st. U.K. Edition, Hard Cover + D/J [Oblong] Very Good. Good +. 8vo - over 7" - 9" tall 
251pp. Book clean, nominally cocked. Spine firm. Random flecks on text-block foredge, otherwise clean. Art-illustrated [Robin Ray], loose-plastic protected d/jacket nominally edgeworn, smokey on spine, else minor stains and fingermarks on unprinted background. The author's third novel, a relationship thriller, with key character; thirty-ish, successful, happily married [or so he hopes], heart surgeon: Eric Purvis. Whilst first on holday, Eric notices his middle-age, spinster patient, Lillian Munson parked beneath his window. Morning after morning she is keeping watch, but it is not until he is back in New york does he realize the menace she is becoming to his career . . . Book weight approx. 340gms. Postage charge will be reduced as this item will post under 500g. packed weight. 
Price: 15.48 AUD
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SECRET KINGDOM, Bennett, Frances
22 Bennett, Frances SECRET KINGDOM
London Victor Gollancz 1999 0575065532 / 9780575065536 First Edition Hardcover and Dustjacket Very Good Good 8vo - over 7" - 9" tall 
318pp. Book clean and square. Vivid silver title over lightly bumped spine. Plain, cerise boards bumped on head. Textblock clean, with lightly tanned leaves. Illustrated, loose-plastic protected dustjacket nipped and edgeworn, with a tape-reinforced closed tear on head, else good. Introduced in the author's first novel, 'Secret Kingdom', central character SIS man, Bobby Martineau is posted to Budapest during the tense months of summer and autumn of 1956, leading up to the Hungarian uprising. His warnings to London are ignored as troubled times from Soviet oppressors escalate unabated . . . Book weight approx. 715g. 
Price: 23.50 AUD
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ON PROBATION: Detective Ludowski's Casebook  (Signed Copy), Bevege, Margaret
23 Bevege, Margaret ON PROBATION: Detective Ludowski's Casebook (Signed Copy)
Sydney, N.S.W., Australia Preszoom Pty. Ltd. 2001 1876409223 / 9781876409227 First Edition Softcover Very Good 8vo - over 7" - 9" tall Inscribed and Signed
182pp. Book clean and square. Spine firm, minimally concaved. Illustrated, unsealed card wrapper lightly edgeworn, and scuffed. Inscribed "With best wishes" and signed by author on front flyleaf, else textblock unmarked. Detective Constble Elizabeth Ludowski, first female appointed to the Police Commissioner's Special Assignments Squad within the Queensland CIB. Complete with a criminology degree and backed by five years' exemplary service in uniform, she is eager to pursue the state's worst criminals . . . but what if her boss challenges her confidence, and her fellow team members resent her . . . ? In her introduction to the Special Assigment Unit she is faced with four cases: Mystery Baby, Domestic Politics, Anatomy of a Rape, Laddie Come Home. Book weight approx. 275g. *Postage charge will be reduced as this item will post under 500g. packed weight. 
Price: 18.80 AUD
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24 Bhattacharya, Bhabani SHADOW FROM LADAKH
New York Crown Publishers 1966 Fiction-Modern First Hard Cover + D/J [Oblong] Very Good + Good 8vo - over 7" - 9" tall 
373pp. Book clean, square and tight. Leaves clean, a few tiny, very light foxing spots on head, else unmarked. Mild edgewear to dustjacket, short clipped corners on fold-ins, original sellers identification sticker affixed to top of front fold-in. Light grubby marks on rear panel. A novel about the conflicts in contempory India. Book weight approx. 600g. 
Price: 10.02 AUD
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DANGEROUS NEIGHBOURS, Bird, Ray
25 Bird, Ray DANGEROUS NEIGHBOURS
Australia Author (Ray Bird) 2009 0646522280 / 9780646522289 First Edition Softcover Very Good 8vo - over 7" - 9" tall Inscribed and Signed By Author
262pp. Book clean and square. Spine firm. Illustrated card wrapper nominally bumped on foredge corners. A signed/dated author (personal) inscription on title page, several splash stains on lower foredge of text-block, else leaves clean. Australia is a vast land, surrounded by oceans and seas. To the north, a short distance away, is a country with a population many times larger than Australia's. A number of the large properties in the north of Australia are foreign owned and this fictitious story is about such a property and the owner's evil plans. Will these plans be thwarted by a group of neighbouring Aussies determined to fight back? Book weight approx. 360g. *Postage charge will be reduced as this item will post under 500g. packed weight. 
Price: 21.86 AUD
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26 Bloch, Bertram MRS HULETT: Love in Our Time
London Victor Gollancz 1953 1st U.K. Hardcover and Dustjacket Good+ Fair + 8vo - over 7" - 9" tall 
285pp. Book clean and square. Spine firm, gilt title there-on. Original seller's sticker affixed to front pastedown [resultant acidic offset to ffep.]. Foxing flecks on endpapers and textblock edges. Blue boards nominally bumped. Gollancz, loose-plastic protected, trademark yellow paper , price-clipped dustjacket has several jagged closed tears, edgewear and soiling. A playwright for many years, with many of his works produced on Broadway, Bertram Bloch has turned his hand to writing novels. Contemporary fiction, set in the Roosevelt era, where Mrs Hulett's husband John is one of Roosevelt's bright up-and-coming political hopefuls being groomed for high office. But are the rumours true? Where does beautiful actress Lily Grainger fit in? And who is Sam Thomas? . . . Book weight approx. 350g. Postage charge will be reduced as this item will post under 500g. packed weight. 
Price: 14.05 AUD
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DIVORCE, Bogner, Norman
27 Bogner, Norman DIVORCE
London Andre Deutsch 1966 First Edition Hardcover and Dustjacket Very Good + Very Good 8vo - over 7" - 9" tall 
447pp. Book clean and square. Bright gilt title over firm spine. Plain purple boards undamaged. Text-block head tinted with complimentary colour, edges flecked, else leaves clean. Art-illustrated (C.P.Owen), loose-plastic protected dustjacket lightly edgeworn and biopredated along flap edges, else very good. Born of a ne'er-do-well father, Jay Blackman has been a citizen of New York for six years when the story opens. Set in the depression of the 1930s, he has no money, no education, nil prospects . . . but he has an obsessive drive to rise above his station in life . . . " The story unfolds over 5 'parts'. Book weight approx. 550g. 
Price: 22.56 AUD
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THE MAN IN THE MIST, Bonnamy, Francis
28 Bonnamy, Francis THE MAN IN THE MIST
London Gryphon Books 1952 First Edition Hardcover and Dustjacket Very Good + Very Good 12mo - over 6" - 7" tall 
240pp. Book clean and square. Spine firm, lightly bumped on head and heel. Grey boards undamaged. Text-block edges flecked. Art-illustrated (uncredited) loose-plastic protected dustjacket minimally edgeworn and U.V.affected on spine. A mystery thriller set in the Niagara Falls area of North America. A bitter and disillusioned man named Harrigan, having served time in prison and suffered the loss of his wife, tries to build a new life for the sake of his small daughter, Honor. However, he can never forget his resolve to find the woman who ruined his career . . . Francis Bonnamy was the pseudonym of author Audrey Boyers Walz. Book weight approx. 330g. Postage charge will be reduced as this item will post under 500g. packed weight. 
Price: 19.74 AUD
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29 Bosi, Pino MOON CRESCENT AND SILENT BELLS
Australia Perseus Books 2002 0958136505 / 9780958136501 First Edition Softcover Very Good + 8vo - over 7" - 9" tall 
183pp. Book clean, slightly canted. Leaves clean and unmarked. Illustrated card wrapper has minimal edgewear, light reading crease, several indentations. "This is a dramatic work of fiction about love, patriotism and intrigue, set in the present historical and political realities of the Israeli-Palestinian conflict. While the action takes place in Israel, the plot is linked to Australia through its main characters . . ." Includes a Glossary of Facts and Figures. Book weight approx. 300g. Postage charge will be reduced as this item will post under 500g. packed weight. 
Price: 14.05 AUD
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CAPTIVES OF TIME, Bosse, Malcolm
30 Bosse, Malcolm CAPTIVES OF TIME
London Hutchinson 1987 0091705703 / 9780091705701 First Edition Hardcover and Dustjacket Very Good Very Good 8vo - over 7" - 9" tall 
264pp. Book clean, square. Spine firm, gilt title there-on. Plain black boards have a mild bump to lower foredge corner of rear panel, else very good. Leaves clean. Illustrated, loose-plastic protected dustjacket trivially edge-rubbed, corresponding soft corner crease to lower corner of rear panel. "The Spring would mark a new beginning for Niklas and his sister. That same morning, as the melting snow revealed green patches of grass, and the birds sang, they found themselves spectators at the brutal murder of their mother and father . . . Malcolm Bosse's vivid, dramatic writing evokes the savagery and sophistication of 14th Century Europe." Book weight approx. 430g. 
Price: 10.93 AUD
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THE CURSE OF THE GOLDEN YO-YO : A Cornelia Finnigan Mystery.   (Signed Copy), Bowles, Robin
31 Bowles, Robin THE CURSE OF THE GOLDEN YO-YO : A Cornelia Finnigan Mystery. (Signed Copy)
Rowville, VIC, Australia The Five Mile Press 2007 1741785332 / 9781741785333 First Edition Softcover Very Good + 8vo - over 7" - 9" tall Inscribed and Signed By Author
279pp., plus 8 page, publisher's promotional section at rear. Book clean, square. Spine firm. Personal inscription, ""To xxxxxxx, best wishes" signed by Robin Bowles on first (author biog.) page, else leaves clean and unmarked, albeit very faintly tanned at edges. Illustrated card wrapper very mildly edgeworn at head. "With a swagger, a smile and a slash of lipstick she takes on the mystery of a torched Ferrari, investigates the case of the poisoned Pekinese puppies and stumbles into the world of missing persons, drug deals gone wrong, laundered money and murder . . . " A fictional debut by Robin Bowles, Australian true crime writer. Book weight approx. 413g. 
Price: 27.32 AUD
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IN THE LINE OF FIRE, Bowling, Jackson M.
32 Bowling, Jackson M. IN THE LINE OF FIRE
Evanston, Illinois, U.S.A. Regency Books 1962 First Edition Softcover Very Good + 12mo - over 6" - 7" tall 
155pp. Book clean and square. Spine firm. Sketch-art card wrapper very good. All edges pink tint, textblock leaves uniformly tanned, else unmarked. A true First Edition. Historical fiction set in Fidel Castro's revolutionary Cuba, seen through the eyes of an American contingent volunteer . . . Book weight approx. 100g. *Postage charge will be reduced as this item will post under 500g. packed weight. 
Price: 16.92 AUD
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33 Boyd, Randy BRIDGE ACROSS THE OCEAN
Indianapolis, Indiana, U.S.A. West Beach Books 2000 0966533356 / 9780966533354 First Paperback Edition (Stated) Softcover Very Good + 8vo - over 7" - 9" tall 
305pp. Book clean, square. Spine firm. Leaves clean. Textblock mildly scuffed. Illustrated card wrapper negligibly edgeworn, circular sticker ghost to front panel. "There is a time in every man's life when he longs to reconnect with his youth and all its hopes, promises and dreams. For two teenage brothers, straight, white and all-American, and a 26 year-old man, gay, black and HIV positive, these two worlds are about to come together . . . " Book weight approx. 390g. Postage charge will be reduced as this item will post under 500g. packed weight. 
Price: 18.75 AUD
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MOSCOW METAL, Boyer, Rick
34 Boyer, Rick MOSCOW METAL
London Victor Gollancz 1988 0575042451 / 9780575042452 First Edition Hardcover and Dustjacket Very Good + Very Good 8vo - over 7" - 9" tall 
264pp. Book clean, square. Spine firm, gilt title there-on. Plain black boards undamaged. Leaves clean. Illustrated, loose-plastic protected dustjacket very mildly sunned at spine, negligibly indented. This stand-alone Gollancz Thriller is " . . . taut and fast-moving, and will grip the reader at every twist and turn." Book weight approx. 390g. Postage charge will be reduced as this item will post under 500g. packed weight. 
Price: 9.11 AUD
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WE ALL HAVE SECRETS, Bradley, Elsie
35 Bradley, Elsie WE ALL HAVE SECRETS
Glen Waverley, VIC, Australia Sid Harta Publishers 2015 1925230899 / 9781925230895 First Edition Softcover Very Good + 8vo - over 7" - 9" tall 
315pp., plus (iv). Book clean and square. Spine firm. Illustrated card wrapper nominally bumped only. Textblock unmarked. An endearingly intimate novel about women sharing secrets. Six women, all over 50, have met each month for over eight years to discuss books they have read. Bored with chicklit and fantasy, they decide to write their own book. One of the group, Lucy, is the first to say "Ten years ago I . . . " and reveals previously hidden secrets. The others feel free to be as honest when they tell their own stories which include lovers, swingers, death and divorce . . . Book weight approx. 390g. *Postage charge will be reduced as this item will post under 500g. packed weight. 
Price: 28.20 AUD
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REGENT SQUARE, Bramble, Forbes
36 Bramble, Forbes REGENT SQUARE
London Hamish Hamilton 1977 First Edition Hardcover and Dustjacket Very Good Good + 8vo - over 7" - 9" tall 
407pp. Book clean, square. Silver titled spine firm, soft crease to same. Small, neat previous owner's name to ffep., random foxing flecks to text-block edges, else leaves clean. Art-illustrated (John Rose), loose-plastic protected dustjacket has a small open tear to base of spine, minor edgewear, small area of surface bubbling (price label removal?), foxing spots to flaps. "Regent Square, close to Grays Inn Lane, is the domain of the Kelleway family. In 1821, old Thomas Kelleway, a respected barrister of the Temple, attends George IV's coronation and witnesses Queen Caroline's abortive attempt to enter Westminster Abbey . . . Forbes Bramble's characters are headstrong, stubborn and passionate and the narrative is as varied as they are." Book weight approx. 680g. 
Price: 15.04 AUD
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THE CHALET SCHOOL AND RICHENDA, Brent-Dyer, Elinor M
37 Brent-Dyer, Elinor M THE CHALET SCHOOL AND RICHENDA
Edinburgh and London W & R Chambers 1958 First Edition, First Impression Hardcover and Dustjacket Very Good Very Good 8vo - over 7" - 9" tall 
224pp., b/white sketch-art (D. Brook) frontispiece attached and undamaged. Book clean and square. Bright gilt title over minimally bumped spine. Plain blue boards undamaged. Tape ghosting on free endpapers, else textblock unmarked. Colour-art illustrated (D. Brook), loose-plastic protected dustjacket slightly edgeworn only. Not price-clipped (7s.6d. net). A stand-alone Volume 40 in Elinor M. Brent-Dyer's incredibly successful 'Chalet School' series. The daughter of stern, intolerant, unsympathetic Professor Fry, Richenda was somewhat distressed to hear she was to be sent to a Swiss school . . . But, after a hesitant start at the Chalet School, Richenda finds her situation far from unpleasant . . . Book weight approx. 295g. *Postage charge will be reduced as this item will post under 500g. packed weight. 
Price: 188.00 AUD
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A GENIUS AT THE CHALET SCHOOL, Brent-Dyer, Elinor M.
38 Brent-Dyer, Elinor M. A GENIUS AT THE CHALET SCHOOL
London Chambers 1956 First Edition Hardcover Good 12mo - over 6" - 7" tall 
203pp., b/white sketch-art frontispiece. Book clean and square. Blue-titled spine firm, light bumps there-on. Plain blue boards crunched on lower foredge corners (obviously dropped), else very good. Original seller's sticker affixed to front pastedown. Front free endpaper cleanly removed with no weakening of the first signature (section). Leaves noticeably tanned. No dustjacket. A Chalet School title from the collectable juvenile fiction author, Elinor Brent-Dyer (1894-1969). Book weight approx. 340g. Postage charge will be reduced as this item will post under 500g. packed weight. 
Price: 50.09 AUD
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EVERMORE : An Introduction, Brewin'
39 Brewin' EVERMORE : An Introduction
Preston, VIC, Australia Infinite Spiral 2001 0957899009 / 9780957899001 First Edition Softcover Very Good 8vo - over 7" - 9" tall 
333pp. Book clean, square. Spine firm. Leaves clean. Art-illustrated (Alex Jovanovich) card wrapper has a small surface abrasion to front panel, negligible edgewear. "Moving through chapters both allegorical and philosophical, the story weaves the imaginary, bizarre and mind-expanding worlds of Evermore together with the author's life and experiences . . . " Book weight approx. 380g. 
Price: 11.28 AUD
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TRANSMITTERS : An Imaginary Documentary, 1969-1984, Broderick, Damien
40 Broderick, Damien TRANSMITTERS : An Imaginary Documentary, 1969-1984
Melbourne, Victoria, Australia Ebony Books 1984 0959065504 / 9780959065503 First Edition Softcover Very Good 8vo - over 7" - 9" tall 
320pp. Book clean, slightly cocked. Spine firm, soft reading crease there-on. Leaves clean. Illustrated card wrapper has a soft corner crease to front panel. " . . . mirrors the changing consciousness of the years 1969 to 1984 in Australia. Broderick provides a rare and witty insight into that period of upheaval with a headlong literary chase through the oddest subculture Kurt Vonnegut never though of . . . Embodies Broderick's profound meditations on fatalism and freedom." Book weight approx. 400g. Postage charge will be reduced as this item will post under 500g. packed weight. 
Price: 14.57 AUD
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