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  • A 22,000 ton whaling ship steams into a broken plain of white, glimmering ice during the howling fury of an Antarctic gale. Aboard is Duncan Craig, who gave up his clerking job in London to move to South Africa. A promised job turned out to be a dead end; but he is then offered a short contract aboard the whaler. But crew on other ships in the whaling fleet are fighting amongst themselves and the fleet commander, who had a stormy relationship with the boss's son,  has vanished under mysterious circumstances. What madness drives the ship forwards, deeper and deeper into the ice until its jagged edges hold her fast? Marooned amidst the pitiless, frozen wastes, the crew of the Southern Cross make a desperate attempt to survive against the odds.
  • The subject here is a very rare one in novels - a happy marriage.  Joe, a young man who in 1939 was sleeping with his girl but avoiding marrying her, is now in 1949 (and not so young) is still unmarried and his knowing friends have written him off as a permanent bachelor. Has he missed the boat? A third of the way into the book he triumphantly catches it, with a lovely school teacher called Elspeth. His most knowing friend, a lady psychologist says: 'It's easier to get married, than to be married.' Joe is now a temporary civil servant and a novelist, in the London of men's clubs, government offices and suburban houses but his career problem - like his non-siderish temperament - persists. Will he manage to keep his job and get his next small masterpiece published? A story written with comic incidents and serious purpose. https://rsliterature.org/fellow/william-cooper/
  • "If people turn to look at you in the street, you are not well dressed, but either too stiff, too tight, or too fashionable." So said Beau Brummell, the first metrosexual, 200 years before the word was even invented. His name has become synonymous with wit, profligacy, fine tailoring, and fashion. A style pundit, Brummell was responsible for changing forever the way men dress - inventing, in effect, the suit. He cut a dramatic swath through British society, from his early years as a favorite of the Prince of Wales and an arbiter of taste in the Age of Elegance, to his precipitous fall into poverty, incarceration, and madness, creating the blueprint for celebrity crash and burn, falling dramatically out of favor and spending his last years in a hellish asylum. But for nearly two decades, Brummell ruled over the tastes and pursuits of the well heeled and influential - deemed more important than Napoleon and the inspiration for Byron's Don Juan. Through love letters, historical records, and poems, Ian Kelly reveals the man inside the suit, unlocking the scandalous behavior of London's high society while illuminating Brummell's enigmatic life in the colorful, tumultuous West End. A rare rendering of an era filled with excess, scandal, promiscuity, opulence, and luxury, 'Beau Brummell' is the first comprehensive view of an elegant and ultimately tragic figure whose influence continues to this day.
  • Jamal and Bibi have a dream - to lead Australia to soccer glory in the next World Cup. But first they must face landmines, pirates, storms and assassins. Can Jamal and his family survive their incredible journey and get to Australia? Sometimes - to save the people you love - you just have to go overboard.
  • F.J. Thwaites, well-known Australian novelist, took ship with his wife and son from Newcastle-on-Tyne to Oslo for an exhilarating tour through Norway, Sweden, Denmakr, Germany, France  and Switzerland:  Destintation Spain! Lured there by the low cost of living: '...live like a lord for less than £10 a week...a tourist's paradise...' The reader becomes a fourth passenger in a Hillman Estate car as it hurtles across Europe; see behind the scenes at a bullfight; saunter through the fabulous Alhambra and see castles, villages and monasteries from the medieval period. Illustrated with black and white photographs.
  • The world of Ben Batholomew, private investigator for hire, is a world of stand over gangs, terrorists, religious fanatics, petty tyrants and spies...An explosion of intrigue, danger and bullets when a corpse vanishes from a sealed tomb.
  • An ancient Egyptian tomb, sealed from the outside world for centuries, deep inside solid rock - the sarcophagus is opened...to reveal a freshly murdered corpse!
  • Book III of The Hound And The Falcon. In the magical kingdom of Rhiyana, peace reigns under the Elvenking. But terrible forces are stirring in the world beyond. Alfred, the Elven priest has settled down at last amongst his own people, as Lord Chancellor of Rhiyana. But old enemies will not let Alfred savor his new life, and he must prepare for the ultimate battle of wills against an evil whose power is even greater than his own...The Hounds of God, the heretic-hunters and inquisitors of the Church of Rome, have come hunting. Their prey: the king and his immortal people. And their greatest weapon may be one of the king’s own kin. Cover art by Kevin Eugene Johnson.
  • The part played by over 24,000 women in the Australian Army in World War II is largely unknown - until now. Here is recorded their involvement in the Cowra massacre, poisonous gas experiments, intelligence services and other ground breaking areas. Taken from first-hand revealing experiences, photos and documents.