Antiquities & Oddities

//Antiquities & Oddities
  • 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.

  • Arthur Daley, national institution, super patriot and Olympic gold medallist in Ducking and Diving, takes a long hard look at the state of the nation and asks: What Is Occurring? Her Majesty the Queen forced to open up the hallowed portals of Buck House and become a Pentax-dodger; Mrs Thatcher roaming the seas singing for her supper; the fate of the country left in the hands of a Nerd-Do-Well and a Chancellor who smokes cigarillos - and even Her Holiness Lady Porter treated like some common shoplifter at Tesco! But Arthur is on hand.  His brief? To hold out a beacon of hope to hapless Brits lost in a mailroom of uncertainty and to lead them back to the level playing field on top of the high moral ground. To bring the country back to basics on such burning topics as the Monarchy; Sport, Education; the Citizen's Charter (Arthurised version); Europe, the Arts and the vexed question of Sunday Trading - in short it's an in-depth company report on Great Britain that makes the Doomsday Book look like a takeaway menu from the Fulham Golden Palace.
  • Or: Some Faunographic Data Compiled For Students of Australian Wild Life. A wonderful, whimsical collection of nonsense rhymes on Australian fauna, including: The Kangaroo, The Budgerigar, The Lyrebird, The Echidna and many more. Humorous illustrations by Bernard Hesling.
  • The sequel to Beau Geste: the ripping adventures of Major Henri De Beaujolais from adolescence to maturity, as narrated by him - his career as an officer in the French Army who, through the years, is attached to different units. An Officer of Spahis and a member of the French Secret Service.   The Major faces the struggle between love for his country and the love of a woman. Highly romantic - but it was published in 1926!
  • The sequel to Cheaper by the Dozen  continues the trials of growing up in the large Gilbreth Family at the turn of the century with a Father who's an efficiency expert  with old-fashioned values and a very modern thinking Mother.  Here, Father has passed on and Mother continues his efficiency work.  Both books were made into films starring Clifton Webb and Myrna Loy.
  • Young Bill Berenger, having already won a considerable reputation for pulling off some difficult assignments involving detective skill, pluck and other assets, is this time involved in the machinations of a half-mad individual who calls himself the Fire-Seraph. This dangerous sort believes himself the descendant of the Incas and plots to dominate the world. Thus Berenger finds himself - to begin with - responsible for a cargo of explosives which the Fire-Seraph is hoping to secure for his own purpose. One thing leads to another and even when, after an air attack, Berenger's ship reaches its South American port and the end of the adventure might appear to have been reached, its most desperate episodes are ahead. Bill again meets his girl-friend Janet-Eve, and clearly a romance is blooming but before it can come to full flower, he has to take the biggest risk he ever ran in a situation that seems hopeless.  Historic naval fiction and adventure for young adults.
  • Hiding under the witness protection programme, Rick Jarmin gets nervous when his old flame Marianne recognises him as her fiancè who vanished years ago. But before he can assume a new identity, the man he put in jail is released and comes to pay his respects. Rick and Marianne are thrown together on the run across the country, barely evading the police, gangsters and an amorous veterinarian. Also stars David Carradine, Joan Severance  and Bill Duke.