Antiquities & Oddities

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  • further stir of porridge
    Seven more rounds of sparring, as Fletch and his fellow cons of Slade nick continue their struggle against the authority of Messrws MacKay and Barrowclough.  Cover features the late great Ronnie Barker as Fletch.
  • whiteoaks

    Book V of the Jalna chronicles of the Whiteoaks family. It is the successor to Jalna in which the central characters were Piers and Eden. Here it is their younger brother Finch, sensitive, misunderstood and musical, and finding growing up a torturing business.  Twice he tries to escape, but the spell of the old red-brick house drags him back with that peculiar haunting power that influences every character in this striking saga of Canadian country life.

  • Soldiers Of The Queen
    The story of the British Army's dash to relieve Khartoum.  From the narrative, as a character re-enacts the scene with his toys..."The battle was nearly over. Gallant tin soldiers of the line lay where they had fallen; nearly the whole of a shilling box of light cavalry had paid the penalty of rashly exposing themselves in a compact body to the enemy's fire; while a rickety little field-gun, with bright red wheels, lay overturned on two infantry men, who, even in death, held their muskets firmly to their shoulders, like the grim old "die-hards" that they were. The brigade of guards, a dozen red-coated veterans of solid lead, who had taken up a strong position in the cover of a cardboard box, still held their ground with a desperate valour only equalled by the dogged pluck of a similar body of the enemy, who had occupied the inkstand with the evident intention of remaining there until the last cartridge had been expended. Another volley swept the intervening stretch of tablecloth, and the deadly missiles glanced against the glass bottles and rattled among the pencils and penholders..."
  • 4.50 From Paddington
    Book Club Edition, 1959.  Hardback with just jacket, corners rubbed.  Some tape ghosts and age spotting.
  • The Hamiltons
    Weddings, disappointments, Christmas, sea storms and exotic India are all involved in what seems to be a very dramatic narrative.
  • pilgrim cottage omnibus
    Comprises Pilgrim Cottage, The GUests Arrive and Volcano.
  • fields for president

    Fields was the kind of an actor that only comes along once in several lifetimes - a comic genius and an original anti-hero, cantankerous, pompous and ribald.  Here he lays out his proposed presidential campaign with biting wit: his views on politics, big business, marriage, babies, physical fitness and alcohol. A classic Fields comment: when asked if he liked children he replied, "Yes - but only if they're properly cooked." This is vintage Fields and his only book.

  • Last Days Of Pompeii No 1 CoverLast Days Of Pompeii No 1 Frontispiece
    In very good condition for a book that's 104 years old.
  • how to live in australia and like it
    Sub-title:  "A Walk Around My Cluttered Mind." This is actually one of those books that tells you what's right about Australia, told by an Englishman who describes himself as 'disinherited'.  A very wry and humorous look at real places and people right off the tourist track.
  • in the days of chivalry
    Book 3 of the 'Stories from History' series. Contains William of Normandy; Marco Polo; Robert Bruce; Saint Joan; The First Crusade and much more.  Handsomely illustrated with black and white plates and engravings.
  • Blackie's all story book
    Stories from another era for little ones.
  • dinkum aussie slang
    A Handbook of rhyming Aussie Slang.  A great social document or just for fun.
  • overlander song book
    A very complete collection of Aussie folk songs: Convicts, bushrangers, goldminers; lawyers and law breakers; teamsters, drovers, stockmen, shearers and strikers. A tribute to the men who boozed, battled, bludgeoned, bullied and blarneyed their way through the first century of Australia.
  • Hell Is For Heroes
    In World War II, A defiant loner with definitive soldier skills is an invaluable asset to his struggling platoon as they find themselves holding off a Nazi advance along the Seigfried Line. Using ingenuity and courage they must bluff the Germans in order to buy time and save their lives. Cast includes Bobby Darin, James Coburn, Nick Adams and Bob Newhart.
  • family reunionfamily reunion
    Nash has more sly observations, this time on the nuclear family.  Chapters include: Man Is The Father of the Child - But He Never Quite Gets Used To It; Daddy, I Want A Pet Of My Own, I Promise To Take Care Of It and Around The House or What Parents Think About When They Aren't Thinking About Their Children
  • DVD Prophet
    A CIA agent with the unique ability to see inside the minds of criminals goes up against a killer in the most dangerous case of his life. Excess postage charged at the checkout will be refunded when order is processed.
  • More Things
    Features such myths, mysteries and marvels as: the giant skulls; living dinosaurs; footage of an abominable snowman; frozen mammoths; animal ESP and space visitors.
  • Beyond Thunderdome
    Filled with fabulous photos of all the characters from the classic last Road Warrior film: Max, Dr. Dealgood, Aunty Entity, MasterBlaster, Iron bar and the Lost Tribe. A very good piece of film memorabilia.
  • Anne Of Windy Willows
    Hardback, 1952 edition.  Contains previous owner's name.  First several pages have some age spotting.
  • Jo's Boys
  • boston cook book004
    First published in 1883, this is the 1921 edition. That's the previous owner's name in gold leaf on the cover - those were the days!  Slight damage to spine and to blank front endpaper but good for its age.
  • roaring twentiesroaring twenties
    The Roaring Twenties was a fast new era of fun, freedom and fooling around.  Youth was flaming, music was hot, life was high and sex had plenty of fans!
  • Bedside EsquireBedside Esquire
  • DSCN1640
    Royce, a mercenary, reluctantly leads a group of elite warriors in a mysterious mission on an alien planet.  With the exception of a disgraced physician, they are all cold-blooded killers - mercenaries, mobsters, convicts and death-squad members.  But then they are systematically hunted and eliminated by a new predator breed. Excess postage charged at the checkout will be refunded when order is processed.
  • sunlight on the lawn
    Having laid the ghost of the pianola-playing Mr Stebbings to rest and having dealt with fifteen layers of horrid wallpaper, Nichols turns his attention to the garden - and the extravagance and installation of very nice Doric columns, very nice balustrades and an epic water garden with all the attendant plumbing and drainage problems.
  • DVD Song Of Freedom
    A musical drama tracing the rise to fame of a concert vocalist and his exploration of his African roots.  John Zinga is a British-born stevedore who is discovered by an influential impresario and he becomes a singing star. His newfound wealth and prestige enable him to return to Africa and trace his lineage, discovering he is the descendant of a tribal princess whose people have fallen under the corrupt rule of spiritualists. Excess postage paid at the checkout will be refunded when order is processed.
  • art of living in australia

    First published in 1893, this was the definitive guide to healthy living in Australia by the New South Wales Government Surgeon Superintendent.  He deplored the excessive consumption of meat and tea, wondered why fresh fish and market gardens were neglected and salads were conspicuous by their absence.   Muskett carefully researched the climate, the benefits of salad, cookery lessons in schools and the fishing, oyster and wine making industries then current.