Antiquities & Oddities

//Antiquities & Oddities
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  • a steroid hit the earth
    A celebration of Misprints, Typos and Howlers from the printed media.  Includes such gems as this ad:  'Mr S. Butters for reasons of ill health, is permanently discontinuing widow cleaning'... The Bull and Crown menu which features 'Crap Soup'... and unfortunate phrasings like the following: ' The pastor will preach his farewell message, after which the choir will sing Break Forth Into Joy.'  A wonderful collection with plenty of laughs.
  • a strange craft and its wonderful voyage
  • a thatched roofa thatched roof
    The second book in the Down the Garden Path  trilogy.  Nichols bought his dream English cottage, sight unseen and for sentimental reasons, not realising how much neglect had occurred since he had last seen it.  Down the Garden Path dealt with the garden renovation. A Thatched Roof tells of the cottage's refurbishment -done with humour, wryness, unwanted local advice and love.  With handsome and whimsical illustrations by Rex Whistler.
  • Town LIke Alice
    A classic of Australian Literature.  Book Club Edition, dust jacket covered with plastic.  Has previous owner's name and two tape ghosts.
  • waltz through the hills

    When brother and sister Drew, 11, and Sammy, 5, are orphaned they fear that they will be separated when they are sent to an orphanage.  The children set out for Perth from the small country town of Wyanilling, blithely believing they will find a ship sailing to England and their grandparents. It is desperate trek through the Australian bush. The police are out in force, searching for them with trackers, rewards are offered and the story builds until politicians become involved in the plight of two small children, wandering the vastness of the Australian bush alone.

  • Wren Called Smith
  • adams of the bounty
    A novel based on historical fact, it tells the complete story of the part in the Bounty mutiny by the man known as Alexander Smith - real name John Adams - his fate and that of the eight other mutineers. The book offers adventure and excitement as well as a logical, commonsense view of events that have intrigued historians since Bligh's first dispatches from Timor reached London.
  • Afternoon Of An Autocrat
  • against the grain
    A man returns to his home town to investigate the misappropriation of a family trust fund.  Set in a small Australian country town, it is the study of the failure of a man to find his place outside the ancestral family home and the changes he undergoes as a result.  Reid's first novel.