Hardback with dust jacket in good condition

//Hardback with dust jacket in good condition
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  • Eye witness accounts of ghosts and hauntings.
  • It Is 1867: an unknown monster roams the sea and a U.S. Navy ship commanded by Captain Farragut is sent to investigate the strange and hazardous world of the ocean's depths. Here is Verne's classic tale of Captain Nemo and the  Nautilus with all the suspense and excitement of a modern sci-fi thriller. Unabridged edition.
  • In the remote barren wasteland of North-western Australia, three  wandering thugs make a murderous bid to gain ownership of a newly discovered nickel fortune by crippling the legitimate owners' vehicles and setting the occupants adrift, without food or water, to die in the searing heat. The victims attempt the seemingly-impossible desert crossing, close-herded by the thugs.  But the killers have reckoned without the power of gratitude, when the victims receive assistance from someone they never expected to meet...
  • A wickedly perceptive account of a deer culler's life.  A deer culler is often solitary by choice, venturing 'into town' only when en route to another critical area or to blow his money on beer, women or whatever else he's been dreaming about all season!  Here is not only the rewards and punishments of such a career, but also the uproarious  oddity of the men who pursue it.
  • Arbonne, warm and sun-blessed, a land of olive trees and vineyards, of troubadours, love and the sensuous, flamboyant men and women who dwell in the castles and towns of a country dedicated to the worship of the Mother Goddess. Moving through this decadence is the sardonic, bitter Blaise, mercenary captain of Gorhaut, who must soon face the darkest secrets of his past. Gorhaut is a land of dour, hard Northerners who worship the god Corannos and who are rapacious in war. Their ambitious, debauched young king looks to the south and sees Arbonne, ripe for the taking, blasphemously worshipping a goddess and ruled by a woman. The men and women of the two countries will find their lives and the beliefs of life put in the balance, and Arbonne will learn that love and music may be powers only in a civilised time, for neither can combat the power of fire and sword.

  • Fraser's third Jemima Shore mystery. Everyone loved Chloe Fontaine. Tiny and exquisitely pretty, her fragile looks hid her considerable talent as a novelist. There had been a series of admirers, lovers and husbands ever since her arrival in literary London. It hardly seemed to matter about the odd contrast between the disorderliness of her private life and the careful formality of her work. Then came the sudden and strange disappearance of Chloe, leaving Jemima in charge of her new London flat....

  • 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.
  • Here is the full account of the air actions of the Falklands conflict in 1982. This volume includes first hand accounts from pilots involved in combat and attack mission; details of the movements and intentions of the Argentine fleet, details of the Exocet missile attacks by the Argentine Navy and much more.
  • In the not so distant future the world hasn't changed that much - men and women still laugh, fall in love and sip wine - but some will live forever as retreads, old souls surgically implanted into the empty bodies of the young. Voss Geraghty is a retread, a retiring government researcher rewarded with a new body. In this new life he wants fun, sex and adventure - what he finds is disappointment.  His 'shell' was donated by a young man who was not eager to die - the shell is damaged, Voss is impotent so he must settle for adventure this time out. In his unusual choice, Voss becomes a troubleshooter for the Space Service and an inadvertent hero. When he returns, the government, controlled by retreads, capitalises on his fame to support the immortality programme against an underground rebellion determined to overthrow the regime of death for the young so that the old may live eternally. The rebellion movement has the technology to cure Voss of his impotence in return for his help in destroying the retread centres.  Still he hesitates - until he meets Alicia and falls in love. He will die in the destruction of the retread centres - but he wants to experience love as well.

  • Take a trip back in time to:  Powder blue Formica coffee bars and the new cappuccino machines, Elvis, Wurlitzer juke boxes, Coke and Pepsi, Teddy boys, quiff hari-do and layers and layers of layered, stiff crepe petticoats.  Wonderful photos illustrating the memories.
  • Joan Baez, the undisputed Queen of Folk, was catapulted to fame after her appearance at the 1958 Newport Folk Festival.  Here, she not only tells her story, but the story of the changing social history of  her time, from the smoke-filled coffee houses of the 1950s to the Vietnam war protests and beyond.
  • A fascinating A - Z guide to the traditions of astrology including Western, Chinese and Native American systems.  Beautifully illustrated with easy-to-follow charts, this is an exploration of techniques to provide  valuable insight into your destiny, character and relationships as well as your personal connection with the earth, nature and the four seasons.
  • This is the first and all-embracing guide to Australian beer ever written - with duly meticulous field research by the author.  With incidental observations on great beer myths, pubs and publicans, barmaids and breathalysers, Mum, beery bards and beer in the kitchen.
  • The era between the wars was one of prosperity.  The Roaring Twenties saw the development of the film and radio industries. Australia could boast of having the best cricketers and arguably, the best racehorse.  But it would not last.  The collapse of the stock market heralded the worldwide Depression and by the time the economy recovered, another generation of young men were enlisting for war. Carroll traces the major themes of Australian life over the decades of prosperity and penury. Illustrated with black and white photographs
  • The house was built in the Old Queen's time for an Elizabethan pirate who was knighted for the plunder he brought home. It survived many eras and many reigns - it saw the passing of Cromwell and the Civil War.  It  was rescued by an illiterate woman farmer, became rich with an Indian Nabob and poor with a twentieth century hotelier.  Children, both heirs and bastards, were born there. It had ghosts, legends and a history that grew stranger with every generation. Never be put off by the covers of any book by Norah Lofts.  She always told a wonderful story, no matter what time period she had chosen.

  • The Hawaii of 1930 was a colonial paradise of soft winds and smooth seas that lured the white man.  The availability of cheap labour was also encouraging.  Five families now control the wealth of the islands, the U.S. Navy patrols the Pacific from Pearl Harbour.  The last Hawaiian family princess, Luahine, lives in exile on a distant island, stripped of her powers.  Then the facade of genteel civilisation is shattered when Hester Murdoch, the young society wife of a Navy lieutenant, is found battered and bleeding on a lonely road.  She unjustly accuses four local boys of rape and assault.  The boys are brought to trial amidst unprecedented media attention, their only defence a scared young local lawyer.  The verdict sets in motion a whirlwind of emotions, violence and passion.
  • The real beginning of this story in in 1610, when an Hungarian countess is walled up alive in her own castle. Three centuries later, in the London Hospital for Diseases of the Nervous System, Dr. Peter Pilgrim admits a new patient - a beautiful Swedish infant called Britt Hallström who bears more resemblance to Sleeping Beauty than a normal child of her age. Pilgrim's diagnosis of infected blood is greeted with ridicule by his superior - and he is temporarily 'relieved of duties'. Pilgrim becomes involved with neurologist Dr. Axel Stromberg who seems to be part of the vampire legend he is researching. Pilgrim resolves to expose Stromberg and with that decision, sets in motion a series of events that will lead to a horrifying climax.

  • The sequel to Crow On A Barbed Wire Fence. Bluey's adventures did not end with his departure from Australia in 1914. In this sequel he tells of his London childhood and why he visited Australia in the first place.  There's also the tale of his escape from the German naval fleet in World War I, his role in two mutinies and the headline stories he reported as a Fleet Street journo, sportswriter and radio interviewer.  Last but not least, he tells of his family life and his achievements as a successful magazine publisher  - what a full, rich and adventurous life!
  • A feast of horror. Volume 1: The Book of Blood; The Midnight Meat Train; The Yattering and Jack; Pig Blood Blues; Sex, Death and Starshine; In the Hills, The Cities. Volume 2: Dread; Hell's Event; Jacqualine Ess: Her Will and Testament; the Skins of the Fathers; New Murders in the Rue  Morgue. Volume 3: Son of Celluloid; Rawhead Rex; Confessions of a (Porongrapher's) Shroud; Scape-Goats; Human Remains.
  • Quite a rollicking tale of corrupt soldiers and starving convicts, set in a South Pacific penal colony in 1790.  Into this alien world comes Corporal Phelim Halloran: Innocent and lover, poet and scholar and soldier-by-accident who attempts to make a world for himself in this non-conducive setting. First published in 1967.
  • A rich collection of the unlikely, the most celebrated and the funniest Aussie yarns, together with tall tales, legends and bush verse.
  • The story of Skipper Partridge.  In 1917 he was appointed to Oodnadatta as a patrol padre and went on his first patrol by camel.  He grew to love this mode of transportation as he went from station to station with is message of practical Christianity.  He later patrolled into the remote areas of the Northern Territory.  He had a spell of ministry in Scone, NSW before rejoining the Australian Inland Mission in the vast north-west, now using a car.  During the Depression and World War II he was active from Oodnadatta to Tennant Creek and was often accompanied by Flynn of the Inland.  Here is a first hand account of the early days of the inland, the true mateship between the settlers and those who ministered to them.  With many black and white photographs.
  • 'Dear Mummy: We had a murder last night.  Miss Springer, the gym mistress.  It happened in the middle of the night and the police came and this morning they're asking everyone questions. Miss Chadwick told us not to talk to anybody about it, but I thought you'd like to know.  With Love, Jennifer.'
  • Berlin, 1939: Cathleen O'Dea has come from Hollywood to Germany to star in a film.  She also wants to trace her missing mother. Desperate for help in her search, she responds to the attentions of Josef Goebbels.  This is viewed with alarm and jealousy by Sean Carmody, the one time boy hero of a previous Cleary classic, The Sundowners. The other characters seen through Carmody's eyes are Admiral Canaris and his agony over an uncovered secret; a disillusioned English aristocrat, formerly a Hitler favourite; General von Albern as he plans to assassinate Hitler; and the General's don Helmut's romance with an English actress.
  • The star of The Adventures of Priscilla, Queen of the Desert, Star Wars: The Phantom Menace and so many more films tells of winning a scholarship to the Webber Douglas Academy where he met Penelope Keith and Samantha Eggar also starting out, and of meeting a young and irrepressible Michael Caine while performing in The Long and The Short and The Tall. Stamp and Caine are soon sharing a mews house as well as the same suit for auditions, and just as they are about to stretch the limits of even Caine's cunning rationing techniques, the great news comes:  Peter Ustinov wants Stamp to test for the role in his film Billy Budd.