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THE HARD WORD : Ten Stories with Teeth

By: Adam Carey, Simmone Howell, Sharon Shelley, John Southurst, Patrick Witton

Price: $37.60

Publisher: Melbourne, VIC, Australia, Vandal Press: 1998

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 012357

Condition: Very Good +


133pp. Book clean, square. Spine firm. Leaves clean. Illustrated card wrapper very good+. Ten short stories. Book weight approx. 135g. *Postage charge will be reduced as this item will post under 500g. packed weight. View more info

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THE ADVENTURES OF ONE ON THE RAILWAYS

By: Ashley, John Anthony

Price: $14.10

Publisher: Melbourne, VIC, Australia, Author / FFFL Productions: 2009

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 012808

ISBN: 1445240955

Condition: Very Good


92pp., several b/white halftone plate illustrations. Book clean and square. Colour-plate illustrated card wrapper slightly wavy, else very good. Textblock unmarked. From the author of "The Gathering of The Fairy Horses" comes the story of 'One', a character who sees no bad in anyone. Set in the year 2010, within a multicultural "Aussie Land" the story follows the fortunes of 'One', who goes from a baby in an orphanage to a youth on a farm, to the army, pr... View more info

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THE WIRE CLASSROOM. (Signed Copy)

By: Bailey, John

Price: $20.68

Publisher: Sydney, N.S.W., Australia, The Australasian Book Society: 1976

Edition: First Thus

Inscription: Signed by Author

Seller ID: 010092

Condition: Very Good


203pp. Book clean, square. Spine firm, gilt title there-on. Plain green boards very lightly bumped on lower foredge corner. Author signature and stamped number '67' to half-title page, else leaves clean and unmarked. Art-illustrated (Gary Shead), loose-plastic protected dustjacket negligibly edge-creased and indented. " . . . a funny, frank, satirical, serious, highly topical novel of New Guinea. It is centred on an innocent young Australian schoolteacher who, in the... View more info

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SECRETS OF WALDEN RISING

By: Baillie, Allan

Price: $18.03

Publisher: Australia, Penguin Books: 1997

Edition: 2nd Impression

Seller ID: 007361

ISBN: 0140381473

Condition: Very Good +


168pp. Book clean, square. Spine firm. Leaves clean. Art-illustrated (Mark Sofilas) card wrapper mildly indented. "Something strange is happening outside the dusty town of Jacks Marsh, but Brendon seems to be the only one to have noticed. For years the mysteries of Walden have remained unsolved - mysteries of the goldrush, of Thunderbolt the bushranger. But Walden is coming back - and some people will stop at nothing to unearth its secrets . . . " Book weight app... View more info

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THE BLOOM IS GONE

By: Barclay, John

Price: $9.11

Publisher: Sydney, N.S.W., Australia, Australasian Book Society: 1977

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 010098

ISBN: 909916802

Condition: Very Good


211pp. Book clean. Slightly canted spine firm, gilt title there-on. Plain black boards lightly bumped on corners. Leaves clean, corner crease to several. Illustrated, loose-plastic protected dustjacket has short closed tears, small holes to flap folds. "A year in the life of white teachers at a desert school for Aboriginal children gives wide scope for John Barclay's gifts as a novelist . . . " 24 chapters. Book weight approx. 380g. Postage charge will be reduced... View more info

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THE FACELESS MEN

By: Beeby, Otto

Price: $42.30

Publisher: Richmond, Victoria, Australia, Hutchinson of Australia: 1969

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 013057

Condition: Very Good


183pp. Book clean and square. Bright gilt title over lightly bumped spine. Plain charcoal boards have a minor blind indentation on foot or rear board, else unmarked. An original seller's sticker affixed to front pastedown, several formerly dog-eared leaves, else textblock unmarked. Illustrated, loose-plastic protected dustjacket price-clipped, edgeworn, and abraded on edges. Of Note: This jacket is under Hutchinson's 'John Long' imprint. 'The Faceless Men' by Australian ... View more info

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DANGEROUS NEIGHBOURS

By: Bird, Ray

Price: $21.86

Publisher: Australia, Author (Ray Bird): 2009

Edition: First Edition

Inscription: Inscribed and Signed By Author

Seller ID: 011943

ISBN: 0646522280

Condition: Very Good


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 ... View more info

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THEY CAME TO A RAINFOREST

By: Boddy, Doris

Price: $16.92

Publisher: Melbourne, VIC, Australia, Brolga Publishing: 2009

Edition: First Thus

Seller ID: 013275

ISBN: 1921596066

Condition: Very Good +


xiii, + 254pp., intext b/white halftone plate illustrations throughout (various sources). Book clean and square. Spine firm. Illustrated card wrapper mildly bumped on foredge corners. Textblock unmarked. First published in serial form in the 'Gippsland Standard' between April 1967 and September 1968. It is a fictionalized account of pioneering life in the 1870s in Gippsland, Victoria. Contents include: Prelims., Author Biography, Introduction, 26 chapters. Book weight ap... View more info

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WE ALL HAVE SECRETS

By: Bradley, Elsie

Price: $28.20

Publisher: Glen Waverley, VIC, Australia, Sid Harta Publishers: 2015

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 012882

ISBN: 1925230899

Condition: Very Good +


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... View more info

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TRANSMITTERS : An Imaginary Documentary, 1969-1984

By: Broderick, Damien

Price: $14.57

Publisher: Melbourne, Victoria, Australia, Ebony Books: 1984

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 009586

ISBN: 0959065504

Condition: Very Good


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 fr... View more info

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TEACH THEM NO MORE

By: Burton, Brian K.

Price: $9.11

Publisher: Sydney, N.S.W., Australia, The Australasian Book Society: 1967

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 010096

Condition: Very Good


214pp. Book clean, square. Spine firm, gilt title there-on. Plain green boards lightly bumped on one upper foredge corner. Leaves clean. Illustrated, loose-plastic protected dustjacket has a piece missing from base of spine, short closed tears, minor edgewear and surface abrasion. Prison-based novel, 14 chapters. Book weight approx. 404g. View more info

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PROWLER. (Signed Copy)

By: Campbell, Marion

Price: $25.05

Publisher: South Fremantle, Western Australia, Fremantle Arts Centre Press: 1999

Edition: First Edition

Inscription: Signed and Inscribed By Author

Seller ID: 007582

ISBN: 1863682511

Condition: Very Good +


392pp. Book clean. Spine firm. Short inscription, signed 'Marion' and dated 5-05-99, on title page, otherwise leaves clean and unmarked. Soft diagonal crease to dedication page, plus one page formerly corner creased. Art-illustrated (detail- 'Big Banksia', Memnuna Vila-Bogdanich, 1973) card wrapper moderately edgeworn. "On the surface 'Prowler' is about the anguish of 'growing up', but out of this Marion Campbell creates a profound and often savagely funny and satiri... View more info

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MERINO MURDER

By: Casey, R.

Price: $26.05

Publisher: Hartwell, VIC, Australia, Sid Harta [Temple House]: 2005

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 007519

ISBN: 192103095X

Condition: Near Fine


iii, + 456pp. Book clean and square. Spine firm. Leaves pristine. Illustrated card wrapper lightly bumped on foredge corners, else fine. This mystery thriller set in outback Australia finds Merino rams dying suddenly, violently and unaccountably, and a nearby agricultural research station is called upon to study the problem. An investigation is barely underway when a technician is found dead in a paddock, and the young scientist who was with him has mysteriously lost her... View more info

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THEY CAME SOUTH

By: CLARK, Mavis Thorpe

Price: $16.03

Publisher: London and Melbourne, Heinemann: 1963

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 007670

Condition: Very Good


234pp., unpaginated sketch-art by Joy Murray. Book clean. Spine firm, but slightly cocked and lightly bumped, with a printed title on white overlay strip, together with a small b/white illustration. Plain ochre-coloured boards undamaged. Original supplier's sticker affixed to ffep., foxing stripe on same. Like splotch on one leaf, else clean. Art-illustrated (Joy Murray), loose-plastic protected dustjacket edgeworn and nipped, colour-faded on spine, and lightly soiled. A... View more info

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THE AUSTRALIAN TRILOGY (Bound as One)

By: Courtenay, Bryce

Price: $33.84

Publisher: Ringwood, VIC, Australia, Viking (Penguin): 2000

Edition: First Thus

Seller ID: 012713

ISBN: 0670893897

Condition: Very Good +


531pp., line-drawn story-setting map. Book clean and square. Bright gilt title over lightly bumped red cloth spine. Undamaged, attached red ribbon bookmark. Illustrated boards undamaged. Textblock unmarked. The titles in this collected omnibus edition which bridges Australia's journey to nationhood are: The Potato Factory / Tommo and Hawk / Solomon's Song. A highly acclaimed trilogy by Bryce Courtenay, who died in 2012. Book weight approx. 1.53 KG. *Customers outside Aus... View more info

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PERIOD OF ADJUSTMENT

By: Crick, D.H.

Price: $10.93

Publisher: Sydney, N.S.W., Australia, Australasian Book Society: 1966

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 010104

Condition: Very Good


239pp. Book clean, square. Spine firm, gilt title there-on. Plain green boards lightly corner bumped. Previous owner's name to ffep., else leaves clean. Illustrated, loose-plastic protected dustjacket has very small, open tears to head and foot of spine, edge rubbing, mild tanning to reverse. " . . . the story of Harold Furnley's struggle to reconcile his father's dominating influence with his need to live his life in his own way. It is a novel in which parental auth... View more info

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THE SLEEPERS ALMANAC 2006 : The Nervous System

By: Dattner, Zoe and Swinn, Louise (Edited by)

Price: $16.54

Publisher: Collingwood, VIC, Australia, Sleepers Publishing: 2006

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 006935

ISBN: 0975699113

Condition: Very Good +


275pp., several b/white art and line-drawn illustrations. Book clean, square. Spine firm. Leaves clean. Art-illustrated (Merryn J. Trevethan) card wrapper as new. The 2006 (annual) collection of short stories from 'Sleepers', featuring new and emerging authors alongside those already established . . . Including Frank Moorhouse, Sean Condon, Paddy O'Reilly, Gideon Haigh, Stephanie Alexander and some others you may never have heard of . . . Book weight approx. 530g. View more info

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ANCESTORS

By: Davidson, Robyn

Price: $9.40

Publisher: London, United Kingdom, Jonathan Cape: 1989

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 010687

ISBN: 022402583x

Condition: Very Good +


314pp. Book clean, square. Spine firm, gilt title there-on. Plain black boards undamaged. Leaves clean. Art-illustrated ('You Have To Dream in Blue', Arnaldo Roche Rabell), loose-plastic protected dustjacket negligibly indented only. "Lucy McTavish has returned to the isolated and decaying house in the Australian rainforest where she was raised by the ferociously loving and eccentric Aunt Laura . . . "A startling fiction debut by the author of 'Tracks'. Book weig... View more info

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A CHRYSLER SEDAN & THREEPENNY ICECREAMS

By: Davis, A.J.

Price: $13.66

Publisher: Bentleigh East, Victoria, Australia, A.J. Davis (Author): 2000

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 011522

ISBN: 0646391526

Condition: Very Good


vi, + 154pp., b/white line-drawn illustrations intext. Book clean, square. Spine firm. Leaves clean. Illustrated card wrapper has a short, soft crease, minimal edgewear. Fictional family and suburban life in 20th century Australia, seen through the eyes of young Tim, the main character. Book weight approx. 265g. *Postage charge will be reduced as this item will post under 500g. packed weight. View more info

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BEYOND RESOLUTION (Signed Copy)

By: Dee, Rose

Price: $20.68

Publisher: Capalaba, Queensland, Australia, Even Before Publishing (Wombat Books):

Edition: First Edition

Inscription: Inscribed and Signed By Author

Seller ID: 013157

ISBN: 1921633743

Condition: Very Good


No publication date (S.L.V. suggests 2012). 227pp., illustrated publisher's promo and author portrait/bio at rear. Book clean. Spine firm, but slightly canted. Colour-illustrated card wrapper lightly bumped only. A handwritten inscription, "I hope you enjoy", signed by author on half-title page, else textblock unmarked. Life was on a downward spiral for Samara, with one bad choice after another. That is, until a chance encounter with a stranger on a Kings Cross, ... View more info