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  • Stockton served overseas for three years with the RAAF and during this time completed his degree by correspondence.  He has taught at Narrandera and Wauchope High Schools and was Deputy Principal at Cowra and Springwood High Schools.  In 1976 he also became the first principal at the new high school at Cambridge Park and saw it grow from an initial enrolment of 246 students to be the third largest secondary school in the Sydney area.  In his story he experiences the discomforts and frustrations as well as the funny side of teaching and the adventure of such a career. This book is from a limited printing of only 1000.
  • "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.
  • Nevare Burvelle, second son of a new-made lord, is getting ready to enter the Cavalla Academy, serve on the frontier and then on to an advantageous marriage.  At the Academy he will encounter prejudice from the old aristocracy as well as injustice, discrimination and foul play in a hostile and competitive  environment.  His world view will be challenged by his unconventional girl-cousin Epiny and by bizarre dreams which come to him at night. He will learn about the Speck people - dapple-skinned forest dwellers, who worship trees and retain the last traces of magic in the progressive and technologised world. Sexual congress with Specks is regarded  as filthy - they harbour disease. And then, on Dark Night, the carnival comes to Old Thares, bringing with it the first Specks Nevare has ever seen.
  • Cohen came to international attention when he was photographed hanging onto the bow of a US nuclear-armed warship in Sydney Harbour in protest against the nuclear arms race.  Cohen, the first Green member of the N.S.W Parliament, looks back over sixteen years of radical environmentalism. Cohen tells it as it was on the ground, at protests such as the 1982 Nightcap Forest campaign, the Franklin River blockade, Roxby Downs uranium mine protests, Daintree, the Chaelundi old growth forest campaign in northern NSW and the campaign to end French nuclear testing in the South Pacific. Here is a gripping, powerful and insightful account of the Australian environmental protest movement, a moment which has transformed Australian politics. Illustrated with black and white photographs.
  • In the landscape of Northern Queensland, these stories are narrated by Leverton, who calls himself a people-freak - fascinated by the hordes of misfits and drop-outs coming from the south.  There is The Fixer, who lives by himself with his verse-making and heart-break;  Willy Fourcorners, the elderly Aboriginal; the elegant Father Rassini and Sadie, who had failed in love and was forced to humility. Witty and outrageously comedic, yet the stories are touching with the sadness of self-delusion.
  • 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.
  • Martin Fartingale hates English weather, hates Cornwall and most of all, hates his name. He is staying with his mother and batty grandmother in a small fishing village over looking St. Cecils Mount, an intriguing rocky blob at the end of a causeway out to sea. Ignoring the warnings of  his new school friends Danny and Charlotte (Charlie) that no-one has ever escaped from St. Cecils Mount, Mart5in decides to break into the ancient building and explore. He finds himself face to face with Gregor, the Mad Monk, Ursula, a black witch - and he must defeat Sir Bullimore Fergus in sword fighting and the Black Knight in a joust, with unexpected allies the ghost of Uncle Septimus Fartingale (who appears as a foul-smelling green vapour) and a white witch who looks remarkably like Charlie.
  • May, born in 1938, had a sad yet all-too-typical life of poverty, evacuation, foster-homes and dead-end factory jobs.  But she tells her story with sharp wit, refusing to be a victim.  While working as a night-cleaner, she became increasingly militant at the exploitation of  she saw around her.  When she attempted to organise her fellow-cleaners into a union she was blacklisted by big cleaning contractors.  Yet she forged ahead to form the now-famous Cleaners Action Group.
  • Hollywood hunk and swash-buckler Stewart Granger tells of his leap to stardom in The Man In Grey and his overnight Hollywood success in King Solomon's Mines. He battled studio bosses, including Howard Hughes, experienced near-fatal accidents in film stunts that he always insisted on doing himself and had very close encounters with wild animals while filming in Africa and India - not to mention the temptation of being thrown together with some of the most beautiful women in the world.  This iconic actor tells his story his way -with frankness, modesty and homeliness.   Known for heroic sword fighting-roles such as The Prisoner of Zenda and Beau Brummell, Granger says: "I always thought I was big until I played opposite John Wayne in North to Alaska!"
  • A Public Service conspiracy...a major cover-up...and the failure of democratic safeguards.  This book, published in 1989,  was described as 'too hot for the media' yet was recommended by Labour MPs Dr Ian Alexander and George Gear; Liberal MPs Barrie MacKinnon and Bill Grieg; Democrat Jean Jenkins; Independent Hon. Ian Thompson and historian Dame Mary Durack.  The author served sixteen months of a three year prison term an a charge of attempting to mislead the Commonwealth Export Grants Board.  He maintained until his death that he had been framed. This copy is autographed by the author and comes with the original book launch review and a signed letter from the author to the Hon. Jim McLelland dated 9 December 1990.  This book had a limited run of 200 in hardback and 1000 in paperback.
  • In the mid-1840s a thirteen-year-old British cabin boy, Gemmy Fairley, is cast ashore in the far north of Australia and taken in by aborigines. Sixteen years later he steps out of the bush and inadvertently confronts the new white settlers, hopeful yet terrified, staking out their small patch of home in an alien place. To them, Gemmy stands as a different kind of challenge: he is a force that at once fascinates and repels. His own identity in this new world is as unsettling to him as the knowledge he brings to others of the indigenous people who cared for him.
  • "Shane O'Donnell" was born to almost total deafness, yet he grew up to play an important part in the development of the Ord River Dam area and in conserving the natural life of that fascinating environment.  The "O'Donnell" family are real.  Their names were changed for the publication of this book. This is a case history of how to do the best for profoundly deaf children but more it is a story of a fight against the odds - and winning.

  • Larry Adler raised the mouth-organ from children's toy and music-hall turn to big time film and show business.  He appeared alongside Eddie Cantor, Fred Astaire, George Gershwin; he played at special performances for President Roosevelt, the King of Sweden and the Prince of Wales.  He toured with Jack Benny and Ingrid Bergman during the war.  Then came McCarthyism and the destruction of his career.  He moved to England and continued into journalism, and was nominated for an Oscar for his film score of Genevieve. Billie Holliday once remarked of his talent: "Man, you don't play that f***ing thing, you SING it!"  Autographed by Larry Adler.
  • James Duncan and Peter Jirapon, brought together by the search for a missing witness in a rape and murder case, they are totally opposite in age, temperament and race.  Duncan is a cynical, high flying publicity man in his middle fifties; Jirapon is a young, intense, idealistic Aboriginal lawyer.  In the course of the search they are swept out to sea in an open boat of the coast of Northern Australia and must find a comradeship in order to survive.
  • Book I of I.Q.: The Trilogy. In a future world,m where people can buy and sell I.Q.,two men set out on a quest to find out who they really are. This is the story of a 100, who never gambled; a 160 who has been reformatted and a I.Q. 1000 president who controls their world.
  • The author of these beautiful indigenous poems is also known as Ken Canning. Powerful titles, including: Fair Skin - Black Soul; Man Of Peace; Mind Installation; Spiritless Man; Temporary Town and more.
  • Higham alleges that "Errol Flyn could have been tried for treason. The world-famous star could have ended his life on a hangman's noose." Dramatic? Definitely.  He also alleges that he has seen documents, now declassified and therefore available to the public, that prove the star of Robin Hood, They Died With Their Boots On, Captain Blood and many other films was in fact a spy for the Gestapo, working together with Dr. Hermann Erben, leading SS man, and that the film industry was involved in the cover up.  And yet more - Higham also claims Flynn the Infamous Womaniser also had affairs with Howard Hughes, fellow heart throb actor Tyrone Power and Truman Capote. Manslaughter, drug running and gold smuggling are also alleged.  The declassified documents that Higham claims are not reproduced in this book - only listed.
  • 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.
  • Best known for his unforgettable roles on Monty Python - from the Flying Circus to The Meaning of Life. Now, Eric Idle reflects on the meaning of his own life in this entertaining memoir that takes us on an unforgettable journey from his childhood in an austere boarding school through his successful career in comedy, television, theater, and film. Coming of age as a writer and comedian during the Sixties and Seventies, Eric stumbled into the crossroads of the cultural revolution and found himself rubbing shoulders with the likes of George Harrison, David Bowie, and Robin Williams, all of whom became dear lifelong friends. With anecdotes sprinkled throughout involving other close friends and luminaries such as Mike Nichols, Mick Jagger, Steve Martin, Paul Simon, Lorne Michaels, and many more, as well as the Pythons themselves, Eric captures a time of tremendous creative output with equal parts hilarity and heart.
  • Hickey travelled from the New South Wales bush, via shearing camps, harness maker's workshop and the election platforms of the newly-formed Australian Labour Movement to membership and later, secretary of the parliamentary Labour Party in New South Wales. He was an anti-conscriptionist in World War I; chairman of the Public Works Committee in 1920-21;  and a member of the Legislative Council in 1925-34. He was ahead of his time, holding enlightened views on the employment of youths and was well stocked with bush lore, writing many paragraphs for the Bulletin. His reminiscences, written during a visit to South America and the U.S.A., are filled with anecdotes of the Sydney political scene of the 1890s and the early years of the new century and are colourfully told.
  • Eunnonia: tough, widowed, loyal and at 83, still a pillar of Savannah society, the matriarch still guiding her brood. Lucille: Nonnie's youngest and prettiest daughter, now an aging Southern belle, ever hungry for male adoration, yet whose secret resentments and unfulfilled yearnings threaten to destroy her charmed life. Cordy: Lucille's restless daughter who had accepted the standards of womanhood with which she was raised; then at 30, and now a mother, she faces a cheating husband she must leave, a career she must build, a self she must find - but will she find it at home, in Savannah? This is not only a story about the bonds of family; it is a story of the struggle for personal freedom; of rebellion and tradition; of reality versus the myths of gentility, kinship, allegiances and love; and the modern issues of marriage, sex and love clashing with the Southern society image of ladies and family.
  • Laurie Lawrence is a remarkable Australian - a maker of champions, capable of lifting the spirits of those around him to soaring heights. As a swim coach possessing the gift of inspiration he is without peer, and his line-up of champions - Steve Holland, Tracey Wickham, Jon Sieben, Duncan Armstrong, Julie McDonald - bears gold medal testimony to his qualities. But Laurie Lawrence is very many other things too - extrovert, patriot, poet, humorist, singer and, in the 1990s, the most sought-after motivational speaker in Australia. Lawrence of Australia captures the essence of the man through 24 remarkable stories of sport and its champions. In these deeply personal, funny and very often inspiring tales, Lawrence uncovers profound secrets of success which translate to all walks of life. It is a book for everyone - entertaining, revealing and vastly uplifting.
  • This book brings to life superb portraits of great Australian mothers - Elizabeth MacArthur, Caroline Chisholm, Dame Mary Gilmour;  the mothers of  luminaries  Helen Keller, Sir Don Bradman and Sir Winston Churchill; the American mothers who spurred their children to success - Barbara Guggenheim and Abraham Lincoln's TWO mothers; the mothers behind the great Australian retail names: Ann Horden and Belle Gross, mother of Mick Grace, former chairman of Grace Bros as well as creative mums, their famous children and inspirational mums.  Signed by the Author, 'Mr. Movies' Bill Collins and Imelda and Bill Roche, the founders of  the Nutrimetics empire.
  • For 2000 years, since it pierced the side of Christ, the Spear of Destiny has been invested with amazing occult power. This is the legend and its continuing fulfillment through the decline of the Roman Empire, the Dark Ages and into the twentieth century. It tells the story of the chain of men who possessed the Spear, from Herod the Great to Adolf Hitler and how they sought to change the face of history by wielding its occult powers for good or evil. The Spear of Destiny is identified as the Spear of the Holy Grail mentioned in the sagas of the Dark Ages and shows the Grail to be a uniquely Western path to mind expansion. For the first time the Satanic occult development and faculties of Adolf Hitler are described in authentic and documented detail,   demonstrating how he furthered his aims and his conquest of the world by black magic practices. The final chapters describe a Manichean battle of worlds behind the changing scene of modern times.  With black and white photographs.
  • Here is a collection of poems all based on real events, highlighting the spirit of Australians.  There is humor, history, mystery;  past events and characters that were part of the landscape of Australia and who,  sadly, are seen no more.  Just some of the titles: Mona Vale Surf Rescue; The Wilga Ghost; Outback Library Man; The Old Camp Oven; Barnado Boy; The Anzacs; Cyclone Tracy and many more. Beautifully illustrated by Jenny Colless.
  • Book I of the Jelindel Chronicles. An all-powerful, enchanted mailshirt from the stars...and six links are missing. An orphan, a streetwise urchin and a swordsman must find the links before the greatest evil known descends upon Qzar. Jelindel dek Mediesar led a charmed life until Lindrak assassins murdered her family. Fleeing to the markets, Jelindel dresses as a boy to avoid detection. Here she teams up with Zimak, a street-wise urchin, and Daretor, a warrior on a quest to destroy an alien artifact. Murder, betrayal and deceit are just some of the hurdles they must face in order to find the missing links from a star-dwellers' mailshirt six powerful links, whose individual powers are nothing compared with that of the complete mailshirt.  A rare author-autographed copy
  • Australian actor and comedian Slim DeGrey (1918 - 2007), known for his roles in They're A Weird Mob, You Can't See Around Corners and many other Australian film and T.V. productions was a member of the A.I.F. Prisoners' Concert Party in the infamous Changi Gaol. There was a funny side; not often and not always, but hilarious and absurd incidents did occur and together with the infamous style of Australian dry humour, helped sustain morale and relieve the drab lives of the P.O.Ws. Littered with fabulous Australianisms and droll sketches, Slim DeGrey definitely found Changi's funny side.