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  • 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.
  • The hilarious sequel to 1066 And All That. Contains chapters on: The Theory and Practice of Polar Exploration, Psycho-Babycraft, The  Practice and Fury of Knitting, A Brief Exposé of Modern Photography and more.  A Pythonesque title with Blackadderesque contents.
  • From the authors of 1066 And All That who again prove beyond a doubt that a little learning is a humorous thing.  Here are included chapters on Myth Information, Archipelagoes and All Those, Psycho-Babycraft, The Practice and Fury of Knitting and The Truth About Birds and more.  Classic British humor.

  • The North had Rock Island - the South had Andersonville. The names of both of these prisons, during the American Civil War, struck horror  into the hearts of those on both sides. This Pulitzer Prize-winning novel, acclaimed as one of the finest Civil War stories since Gone With The Wind, does not only look at the prison camp, but at the lives of those it touched - weaving a story which is regarded as deeply disturbing, moving, grotesque, beautiful, brutal and comic. Regarded as an excellent companion book to GWTW.

  • As soon as Anne Shirley arrives at the snug white farmhouse called Green Gables, she is sure she wants to stay forever - but will the Cuthberts send her back to to the orphanage? Anne knows she's not what they expected—a skinny girl with fiery red hair and a temper to match. If only she can convince them to let her stay, she'll try very hard not to keep rushing headlong into scrapes and blurting out the first thing that comes to her mind. Anne is not like anyone else, the Cuthberts agree; she is special - a girl with an enormous imagination. This orphan girl dreams of the day when she can call herself Anne of Green Gables.
  • Hardback, 1952 edition.  Contains previous owner's name.  First several pages have some age spotting.
  • Subtitled Being a Series of Bouquets Diffidently Distributed. Nichols interviews the luminaries of his day, including theatrical entreprenuer C.B. Cochran, Sir Arthur Conan Doyle, Aldous Huxley, George Gershwin, H.G. Wells, Osbert Sitwell and Somerset Maugham, among many others.
  • The sequel to the famous Auntie Mame. Now known as Mrs. Beauregard Jackson Pickett Burnside, she is on her travels with Ito, her Japanese manservant, her best friend Vera Charles and her long-suffering and well-educated nephew Patrick.  She is presented at Court wearing plumes and white brocade; she makes a brief appearance in the Folies-Bergere wearing plumes and little else; she visits Venice and Vienna, blazes a trail through Biarritz and makes mayhem in the Middle East.
  • Mame - now known as Mrs Beauregard Jackson Pickett Burnside - takes on the world with Ito, her Japanese manservant, her best friend Vera Charles and of course, her nephew Patrick.  He records their adventures with faithful hilarity, whether Mame is being presented at Court in white brocade and plumes in her hair, or appearing in the Follies-Bergere in just the plumes; blazing through Biarritz or making mayhem int he Middle East.
  • Warne's Star Series
  • When young Patrick, a wealthy orphan, comes to live with his Aunt Mame in the 1920s, he arrives in the middle of a riotous cocktail party and learns very quickly that Mame is not the average aunt.  She is vitally in love with life and loves causes, whether it's taking on a stuffy and outdated education system, or combating racial prejudice in suburbia.  Patrick receives an eclectic education - such as how the word 'bastard' applies to the family lawyer, what goes on in speakeasies and what causes hangovers.
  • Here is Patrick Dennis' tale of a childhood spent with an outrageous, modern aunt, set against the rich background of the Roaring Twenties.  An interesting retro paperback, with Rosalind Russell in the role of Mame on the cover.
  • When wealthy orphan Patrick is left to the care of his Auntie Mam during a cocktail party in the 1920s, he doesn't know what to expect.  Mame is not the average aunt - she's progressive in all things and loves to do battle against a stuffy education system, racial prejudice in the suburbs, phony intellectuals and snobbishness in general!  Meanwhile Patrick learns very rapidly about eugenics, Freud, speakeasies and how the word 'bastard' applies to Mr Babcock, the family lawyer.  As he grows up, Auntie Mame lovingly interferes in his romances to his embarrassment, discomfort and an eventual learning curve.  This novel has been made into a film twice, once with Rosalind Russell and then with Lucille Ball in the title role.
  • Mame is no average aunt, as wealthy orphan nephew Patrick learns when he arrives in the middle of a riotous cocktail party of the 1920s.  Mame loves life and loves causes:  whether she's fighting an outdated (in her view) educational system or squashing racial prejudice and pretensions in the suburbs.  Patrick has a very eclectic education, which extends into his adulthood as Mame lovingly interferes in his first romances with hilarious results.
  • Full of short stories, humorous drawings, verse and informative articles.  Among the contributors are Ruth Park and D'Arcy Niland.
  • Australia is one of the richest countries, growing far more food that can be eaten, as well as a major source for minerals. To whom should Australia sell its food, minerals and energy?  On what terms? How secure are Australia's relations with its major trading partners?  How much does Australia's growth depend on immigration.  These are just some of the themes covered in this book.
  • A fabulous book full of information about Australia's earliest postal systems, stamps, post offices, telegrams - anything and everything postal.  Full of reproduction engravings, early photos and drawings, it's a feast for the philatelist or the history  buff.
  • From the Carpenter's World Tracels series.  A fascinating look at life as it was here - in 1926! With 126 photographs and enticing chapter headings, such as: Life on the Sheep Station; The Three R's in Australia; Gold Diggings in Creek and Desert; Social Pests and Mutton and Butter for London Tables.
  • The space station that was to be the last, best hope for peace was sooner or later going to be eclipsed by new political coalitions and technical advances. John Sheridan, who had guided the massive freeport through its most tumultuous days, knew that his own fate had been unalterably prophesied. Sheridan attempts to wage peace for the Interstellar Alliance, the final destiny that awaits him and his command staff. The final season of this iconic series.  Six disc set.
  • Dr. Stephen McCabe has a partnership in a fashionable practice in Sydney and a very beautiful, very ambitious fianceè and when he comes to the lonely Flying Doctor outpost of Winnemincka, he only intends staying for a short holiday. Yet he is aware that his true vocation is escaping him and that feeling becomes more acute when an old friend of his father comes from the Outback to visit him. The discovery that many lonely people desperately  need him takes him out of his comfortable rut and presents him with a challenge and he must face the greatest personal problem of his life with a completely new set of values.

  • A wonderful, whimsical collection of nonsense rhymes on Australian fauna.  Humourous illustrations are by Bernard Hesling.