Hardback with dust jacket in good condition

//Hardback with dust jacket in good condition
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  • Ten years have passed since Odysseus and the warrior Eperitus joined the heroes of the age to compete for the hand of Helen of Sparta. Odysseus now wants nothing more than to rule Ithica in peace.  Meanwhile, Eperitus, frustrated at his quiet life, dreams of glory in battle.  When sails bearing the lion motif of Agamemmnon appear on the horizon, Odysseus knows that the time for peace is over.  Helen of Sparta has been abducted by a Trojan prince and the host of ancient Greece are gathering.  As the greatest names of the age flock to join the crusade, only Achilles - the famously invincible - is missing.  Odysseus must use all his wits and cunning to track him down and persuade him to join their cause.  Without Achilles, the gates of Troy will never fall.
  • The story of the Mortimer family, set in the Western Australian goldfields at the turn of the century.  Like so many others, they were carried on the wave of the gold rush to  the tiny mining outpost of Wiluna where there is a lesson it what is really gold and what is truly valuable.
  • Contains:  The Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy; The Restaurant at the End of the Universe; Life, The Universe and Everything; So Long and Thanks For All The Fish.
  • An anthology of 800 years of women's letters:  Here is Eloise in the 12th century writing to Abelard; Elizabeth I firmly but tactfully refusing Erik of Sweden's marriage proposal; letters by Lucrezia Borgia, Louisa May Alcott, George Sand, Virginia Wolf and Anais Nin on topics from friendship to education, love to marriage and children and how women view their role in society.
  • At the beginning of the 1900s, the town of Byron, famous for its bottled water, is owned by the Hurlingford clan. And so is almost everyone in it, including the Hurlingford spinsters and widows - poverty-stricken, bullied, cheated and patronised by the Hurlingford men who 'know what's best'.  Missy Wright, thirty-something spinster, her mother and maiden aunt are in this class - and with no dowry and regarded as plain, she feels there is no hope.  She is tired of wearing respectable brown dresses and longs for a scarlet lace dress with a matching hat.  Even going to her cousin Alicia's wedding doesn't get her out of respectable brown. Then the mysterious John Smith buys the local valley out from under the outraged noses of the Hurlingfords. Who is he? Why does he want to live alone in the bush, here of all places?  Una, a Hurlingford with a purple past who's come to work in the lending library, seems to know something about John Smith and she begins to sow the seeds of rebellion in poor, plain Missy Wright - and when Missy launches into a full scale revolt, she makes uproar for the entire town!
  • Neil Mallory was a member of that rare breed of men, the pioneer pilots of the thirties.  He loved 'planes with a deep passion, and he was willing to fly anything.  In Brazil in 1938, he found himself pushing ancient machinery over the densest jungle in the world but as long as he was flying, he was happy. He just hadn't reckoned on the River of Death - the Rio das Mortes - the last place God made where the Huna Indians killed outsiders on sight or Sam Hannah, the enigmatic American, ace of aces at twenty three years old and on a long slide to nowhere - and willing to do anything, sacrifice anyone, to get back on top.
  • Bryan de Courcy Cavanagh, successful international lawyer, is summoned back to his past, back to the early Fifties, to the loss of innocence and the bitter-sweet lessons of Rome's Black Aristocracy and love in the uncertain climate of the early post war years.  Morris West's last novel.
  • Book III of Earth's Children. Leaving the Valley of the Horses that has been her home, Ayla embarks on a journey that will lead her to the Clan of the Mammoth Hunters - people at first hostile and disturbingly different.  With her is Jondalar, the man she nursed back to health and who she has come to love.  But as she settles into a strange new life she is drawn to Ranec, the master-carver of the Mamuti.  She must make a choice between the two men.