Antiquities & Oddities

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  • third officer
  • Later Cave Men
  • A rich collection of the unlikely, the most celebrated and the funniest Aussie yarns, together with tall tales, legends and bush verse.
  • pilgrim's progress
    In which Nichols explores and investigates different faiths and religions.
  • DVD Lake Placid
    An investigative team of malcontents, armed with state-of-the-art equipment, high-powered weaponry and a biting sense of sarcasm must work together to defeat Black Lake's monster - a 30-foot prehistoric crocodile.
  • trailblazerstrailblazers
    The heroic age of transcontinental motoring began with those first dare devils in 1901.  Driving a motor was considered very daring, and to take one abroad was really living on the edge!  Contains wonderful historic photographs of those early trips.  This would be of interest to any motoring historian.
  • once a jolly gagman
    The author talks mostly about people he claims to know, like his neighbours in his imaginary suburban street, Crawlie Crescent.  And Maisie the Barmaid.  His Uncle Duncan.  And the everyday, absurd family events that were a part of the Australian suburban landscape of the sixties.  Typical Aussie humour at its best.  Illustrated by "Vane'.
  • DVD Phantom
    At the height of the Cold War, the world waits anxiously when a Soviet submarine armed with nuclear missiles goes missing in the Pacific.  On board, the battle-tested captain and a rogue KGB agent play a life and death game of cat and mouse.  With enemy forces closing in and time running out, the captain fights to keep control before nuclear Armageddon explodes. Excess postage paid at the checkout will be refunded when the order is processed.
  • all about womenall about women
    By now this is probably a wildly politically incorrect book, which we at the Cauldron take no responsibility for.  Chapters include:  The Nature of the Prey; Do You Know Your Women? How to Lie to a Woman; How Women Feel About Other Women and much more. Illustrated by Tomi Ungerer.
  • parker pyne investigates
    A cryptic announcement appears on the front page of The Times: "Are you happy?  If not, consult Mr. Parker Pyne, 17 Richmond Street." Then the reader must hang on for a whirlwind of locales: Mayfair to Baghdad, the London streets to the Venice canals, a country farm to a diplomatic council.  There is a wonderful grab bag of characters, too.
  • Going Straight
    Norman Stanley Fletcher - Fletch to his mates - has been released on parole from Slade Prison. After travelling south in the unexpected and unwelcome company of MacKay, he arrives home intent on going straight - well, almost. But life - in the shape of his daughter Ingrid and his old cellmate Lennie Godber, now planning to get married, and his probation officer Mrs. Chapman - seems determined to thwart him. Even a job as a hotel night porter is not as simple as it might seem.
  • Fisherman Who Laughed

    A very Australian collection of fishing tales, both tall and true. Such as: 'Tiny' George was having a very good day catching but was tired of people asking him what he was using for bait.  He had been answering truthfully, but when a large bloke asked, 'Tiny' answered: 'Sardine heads.' A little while later, Tiny saw the big bloke heading determinedly onto the wharf with six tins of sardines.   'Tiny' prudently decided it was time to shoot through -  after all, when did you last open a tin of sardines and find one with a head?

  • Ben Hur

    Judah Ben-Hur, son of a prince of Jerusalem, is thrown into slavery in the Roman galleys by his boyhood friend, yet he lives to become a free, wealthy man - a charioteer champion of Rome - and he is out for revenge against his former friend the Roman Messala.  Judah must search for his mother and sister, last heard of imprisoned in the grim Antonia fortress, learn to forgive the past and make a desperate effort to succour Christ on the day of crucifixion. With black and white photos from the M.G.M. epic.

  • You'll Be Sorry!
    A riotous account of Aussie Army tactics.
  • Black Beauty
    The classic tale of a horse born on a gentleman's estate and grew up petted and beloved, only to fall on evil, hard days. But Black Beauty, after years of hardship and ill-treatment, would know kindness and good care again.
  • MIAMI VICE
    Take a trip down memory lane, it's rolled-sleeve white jackets and mullets to the max. James 'Sonny' Crockett and Ricardo Tubbs are a pair of deep undercover detectives in the Miami drug world. With lifestyles to match their cover stories - Sonny lives on a sailboat with his pet crocodile Elvis  and Richardo totes a sawn off shotgun - the two take on the Florida underworld to try and find the killers of Ricardo's brother.  The series featured many famous guest stars.  This volume features the pilot episode.
  • Book Of The Inn
    Traces the history of the inn and its role in society.
  • treasury of australian humour
    Chapters include: King Billy's Breeches by Marcus Clarke; "Barefooted Bob" in Melbourne by Tom Collins; A Post-Cup Tale by C.J. Dennis and Bradman and the Burglar by Lennie Lower.
  • DSCN1676
    Isabel De La Cruz, a young teacher, appears in a photo that is among the limited evidence found by New York detective Scotty Galban as he investigates the murder of his partner. As Galban moves closer to solving the crime, he believes that Isabel may be a witness.  Things become more complicated when religious Isabel experiences strange occurrences after witnessing a miracle.
  • DVD Surrogates
    In the future, where people experience the world through perfect surrogates controlled from the safety of their own homes, murder is a thing of the past. But when a college student, the son of the creator of these replicants is killed, an FBI agent must re-enter physical reality and risk his own life to unravel the mystery.
  • DVD Lynyrd Skynyrd
    Although only active for four years, Lynyrd Skynyrd left behind some of rock's enduring classics.  Freebird  features blisyering live performances, rare interviews, photos and home movies.  Tribute Tour is the musical reunion after ten years and also traces the origins of the band from Jacksonville, Florida.  Excess postage paid at the checkout will be refunded when order is processed.
  • rains came
    Ranchipur and its inhabitants are sweltering in the heat of summer;  the foreign workers, the missionaries, the hospital employees and the officials.  There is also Tom Ransome, an Anglo-American man of leisure, the self-made industrial peer Lord Heston and Lady Heston. his beautiful, fashionable, promiscuous wife.  Tragedy strikes when the great dam bursts and thousands drown.  This book, which went into countless editions, was made into the famous film The Rains of Ranchipur.
  • bondman
    First published in the late 1890s, this is the tale of half-brothers Michael and Jason.  Jason is sworn to avenge the wrongs done to their father; Michael is sworn to rectify them.  The story moves from the Isle of Man to Iceland.  One the way the half brothers encounter love, personal upheaval, political revolutions and natural disasters.  This is not only a literal journey - it is also a spiritual journey.
  • don't frighten the horses
    The title of this novelty item is from a saying of King Edward VII:  "I don't care what the people do, as long as they don't do it in the streets and frighten the horses."  Macdonald was frequently compared to humourist Lennie Lower, although Macdonald's humour is more sophisticated.  He also loved the comic-scope of 'the little bloke who gets pushed around'. Therefore, we see our hero being browbeaten by his bank manager, lost in the Paris underground, in Darlo Police Station and on such diverse topis as literature, travelling, eating and drinking.  With an introduction by "Nino Culotta'.
  • Jigsaw Man
    Philip Kimberley, top ranking British intelligence officer rocks the international spy community by defecting to Russia. However, not trusting his new colleagues, Kimberly leaves behind a hidden dossier exposing the KGB's spy network as insurance.  Years later, drunk and broken, Kimberly is given one last assignment by his KGB superiors - to undergo extensive surgical alteration and re-enter the UK to retrieve the dossier.  With news of Kimberley's death leaked to the media the defector slips back into the U.K. unrecognisable as his former self. With documents in hand Kimberley begins a dangerous game of intrigue that plays MI6 against the KGB with deadly results.  But then Kimberley's nemesis Admiral Scaith brings the former spy's daughter into the game, the rules suddenly change as the final pieces fall into place.
  • Trust The Saint
    Six adventures with Simon Templar - The Saint. This volume includes: The Helpful Pirate; The Bigger Game; The Cleaner Cure; The Intemperate Reformer; The Uncured Ham; The Convenient Monster.
  • Best Of Russ Tyson

    Tyson is best known for his radio work, particularly with  ABC Radio Brisbane where he commenced as a cadet announcer in 1939. He subsequently became known for presenting a national breakfast program along with the popular Hospital Half-Hour program. Following disagreements regarding the direction of the breakfast program, Tyson resigned from the ABC in 1966. After leaving the ABC, Tyson worked for commercial station until his retirement in 1976. He was the first person to appear on ABC television in  Queensland, when Brisbane station ABQ commenced transmission on 2 November 1959.  He wrote several books of material from the Hospital Half-Hour program full of fun little moral fables, the humor of every day life, pithy sayings and of course, the wisdom of the famous Ah Too, Chinese wise man. Gems in this volume include: How To Kill Almost Any Organisation, Terse Verses and Up-To-Date Nursery Rhymes.