Antiquities & Oddities

//Antiquities & Oddities
  • twice brightly
    By that infamous hilarious member of the Goons, Harry Secombe. Larry Gower left the Army with one ambition: to be a comedian.  His pal Wally got him started in a tough Northern variety theatre, and after that, life was a hectic round of landladies and lodgers, amorous artistes and awkward audiences. But it was the life that Larry wanted - seedy clubs, spotlights and all.
  • Uncanny Tales
    A selection of the best of the uncanny from the master of the occult.  This volume contains:  Carmilla, Sheridan le Fanu; The Dream Woman, Wilkie Collins; The Tapestried Chamber, Sir Walter Scott; The Open Door, Mrs Oliphant; The Spectre Bridegroom, Washington Irving; Ligeia, Edgar Allen Poe; Clarimonde, Theophile Gautier.
  • under twenty five
    Published in 1966, a collection of short stories, poems, illustrations and photographs of how the Australian 'beat generation' saw the world and it was intended also as a vehicle to help get young writers published. The selection staff of three - also under twenty-five, were Anne O'Donovan, Jayne Sanderson and our own well loved Shane Porteous.
  • patrick cook
    Aussie Humour.
  • volcanovolcano
  • Top All Book For Girls
    Stories include: Pandora the Prig, Peggy Carr; Out Of Bounds, A.E. Seymour; The Girl Who Had Too Many Friends, Mary Gervaise; Christmas At The Towers,  M.C. Field; A Mixed Scent, Bessie Marchant; The Spies, Grace Golden; Out On Ben Corrig, Nancy Firle. With colour and black and white illustrations.
  • we of the never never
    Abridged and adapted school edition.  Angus and Roberson,1962. Photo illustrations.
  • what Cheer
    Merry stories for all occasions - some even a little bit saucy for 1929 and some not very P.C. for today's standards!  Most are good fast snappies, such as the young lady who announced that when she married, it would be to a man who was polished, upright and grand.  The rejected suitor replied, "You don't want a man - you want a piano!"   As you see, they are mostly nice clean ones that reflect the humour of the 1920s - making this a social time travel trip.
  • What Katy Did At School
  • when eva smiled

    Humourous Australian poetry, often satirising news events of the day:  Down To Earth satirises Professor Auguste Piccard's prediction of future space journeys to distant solar systems lasting thousands of years and from which it would be possible to return without aging.  All manner of everyday life events are in the sights of Foster's gun, from the culinary arts to modern sculpture, with a few sly digs at political notables from the Cold War Era. With amusing black and white illustrations by Emeric.

  • 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.

  • whizz for atommswhizz for atomms
    Nigel Molesworth offers a guide to survival for the 20th century with advice on how to obtain 'More Culture and a Cleaner Brane'; The Peason-Molesworth atommic pile; End of term marks; The Molesworth Report on Masters and a discourse on the topic that 'all books which boys hav to read are wrong'. Illustrated by Ronald Searle.
  • whizz for atommswhizz for atomms
    Welcome to St. Kustards  and your tour guide, Nigel Molesworth and his 'grate frend' Peason.  This is the boys' version of St Trinians and from the same creators.  Illustrated lavishly by the irrepresible Ronald Searle.  Chapters include How to Be a Young Elizabethan and How to Survive in the Atommic Age - with a 'guide to gurls'.
  • why do we say
    We often use expressions without thinking about it, but why DO we use them and what are their origins?  Such as 'cheesed off' to denote irritation; and what does it mean to 'cock a snook'?  Why  a 'kangaroo court'?  All these and so much more, great potential for trivia nights.
  • william somerset maugham
    Published in 1937, the aim of this book - which, according to the author, makes no attempt to be biographical in the strict sense - is to trace the developments of Maugham's style, technique and choice of subject matter in his novels, plays and short stories. There is also speculation of the the thought and philosophy of which Maugham's work is the expression.
  • William the Silent
    1914 Edition, NOT a reprint.
  • wit malice aforethought
    Australian insults, invective, ridicule and abuse as only Australians could invent!  From lords and ladies, governors and generals and even Ned Kelly - on all topics from Explosive Explorers to Royalty Rebuked.  Here is some of the real Australian history.
  • women and children last
    A collection of Nichols' observations of life and society pretensions with his usual satire and humour.  Chapter headings include: The Poison of Proverbs, The Tragedy of the Gigolo and the intriguing Household Gods.
  • world famous strange tales and weird mysteries
    Covers a wide selection of well known and lesser known mysteries:  The Moving Coffins of Barbados; Joan of Arc - Did She Return From The Dead? The Most Mysterious Manuscript int he World; Orffyreus and the Perpetual Motion Machine and much more.
  • You'll Be Sorry!
    A riotous account of Aussie Army tactics.