Hardback with dust jacket in good condition

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  • 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 just 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.
  • The list of short stories included in this volume: Heubler; Life of the Party; The Drover's Wife; Zoellner's Definition; Portraits of Electricity; The Silence; The Dog Show; Paradise; Ore; Cul-de-Sac (uncompleted); The Partitions and A,B,C,D,E,F,G,H,I,J,K,L,M,N,O,P,Q,R,S,T,U,V,W,X,Y,Z.
  • A selection of short fantasy stories including: Daughter of Regals; Mythological Beast; The Lady in White; Animal Lover; Unworthy of the Angel; The Conqueror Worm; Ser Visal's Tale. Cover art by Peter Goodfellow.
  • More hilarious 'Doctor' antics. Gordon soon discovers that a busy gneral prctitioner needs a wife as much as he needs a stethoscope.  As his friend Tony tells him, "The patients donm't like you messing about with their wives unless they know you've got one of your own at home."  Gordon's only worry is that the right girl will turn up!  She does, he proposes, is accepted and soon comes to the conclusion that a couple who can survive preparations for their wedding day can pretty well overcome anything in their married life.
  • First published in 1950 and costing 9/6, this book addresses Australia's Fuel and Power problem and studies the provision of energy and its effect on national development.  It also covers the production of oil from coal and the prospect of finding oil in Australia.
  • Martie Rhodes, happily married, successful video game designer, is a compassionate friend to agoraphobic Susan, who she accompanies to therapy each week. The experience, though grim, has been a bond between the two women. Then Martie experiences an irrational fear of her own. She feels a brief, disquieting fear of - her shadow. There is something twisted in it, something not right. Other anxiety attacks ensure until Martie finds she is the victim of the rarest of all phobias known: autophobia, fear of oneself. Martie's life changes radically and her future looks dark.  Her husband Dusty loves her and is desperate to understand the nature and cause of her autophobia. But as Dusty comes closer to the terrible truth, he begins to exhibit symptoms of a psychological disorder, even more unusual and terrible than that which afflicts Martie.
  • Fields was the kind of an actor that only comes along once in several lifetimes - a comic genius and an original anti-hero, cantankerous, pompous and ribald.  Here he lays out his proposed presidential campaign with biting wit: his views on politics, big business, marriage, babies, physical fitness and alcohol. A classic Fields comment: when asked if he liked children he replied, "Yes - but only if they're properly cooked." This is vintage Fields and his only book.