Hardback with dust jacket in good condition

//Hardback with dust jacket in good condition
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  • Robinson dived head-first into outback life when he became a bartender in a north-west pub.  It was an eye-opener for a man who'd never travelled far from England before, but opportunities were scarce for a middle-aged migrant with no special skills. He didn't know the price of a middy or the meaning of a Slim Dusty in this rough and tumble world where smart clothes and suave manners were out of place in a bar awash with beer, riotous station-hands and waterside workers. But Robbie learnt to handle them and deal with assorted bludgers. Some of it was fun, some of it was unpleasant and yet more was dangerous.  But Robbie writes up his experiences in good-humoured and cracking style - and saying just what he thinks!

  • Mr Chipping, the new teacher at Brookfield School in 1870, finds that he must be a conventional and firm disciplinarian in the classroom to keep the boys in line. This does not make him exactly popular - but his views broaden and his pedagogical manner breaks down after he meets Katherine, a young woman, while he is on holiday. They marry and Katherine charms the Brookfield teachers, the Headmaster  and quickly wins the favour of Brookfield's pupils through her kind good humour. She gives her husband the nickname of 'Chips' to the delight of the boys and she teaches Chips how to have a joke with the boys and to close his eyes to some of their minor misdemeanours.  Chips' popularity soon rises and his career at Brookfield is very long - but he sees his 'boys' grow to become fine men who can meet the challenges of the sweeping world changes that occur over his long life. A simple, unforgettable and evergreen story that continues to win hearts today.
  • The world is driving itself to its own funeral.  The symbol of freedom and liberation - the car - has become society's ball and chain.  It wreaks more destruction that a decent-sized war and in return it carries us around most cities rather more slowly than a bicycle.  Everyone wants to unblock the jams, wants cleaner, more efficient car engines, looks forward to the day when poisonous, expensive oil will no lonmger be the vein-blood of our way of life.  Or do they...?
  • Russia, 1999, poised to collapse into an economic and social meltdown of hyper-inflation, chaos, corruption and crime. A single charismatic voice rolls across the nation:  Igor Komarov, leader of the right wing UPF party, claims he will reform the currency, crack down on crime, eliminate corruption and restore the glory.  But a secret document stolen from his desks - the Black Manifesto - terrifies the West. Komarov is no saviour - he's the new Adolf Hitler.  Officially, the West can do nothing.  But unofficially - there are those who will stop at nothing to prevent this horror.
  • The Edwardian era is regarded as the Indian summer between the interminable reign of Victoria and the disappearance of the old order of elaborate social rituals that would be swallowed up in the mud of Flanders. The landed gentry in their country houses were uneasy at the minatory attitudes of Lloyd George, the encroachment of industrialisation and suburbia and the ostentation of the nouveau riche; the middle classes were doing nicely at a time when five hundred pounds meant a respectable London address rented for the season and three servants; but walled into the decaying, over-crowded slums were the working class, living in misery and discontent - and organising themselves into Unions of unskilled or semi-skilled workers, growing ever more impatient of the tardy progress of social reform. With a wealth of black and white photographs and illustrations.
  • It was one of the greatest human  experiments undertaken - to populate an unknown land with the criminal, the unloved and the unwanted of English Society. Amid horrendous conditions of brutality, the First Fleet was sent to a place that no European - except Captain Cook - had ever seen and there they were left to live or die on the hostile Australian continent. Richard Morgan - convicted felon and educated, intelligent, resourceful man - finds the will to survive, experience the joy of love and finally make an indelible mark on the new frontier. Meticulously researched and epic.
  • Author Martin Stillwater has the perfect life. He and his wife Paige are happy together. Their two daughters, Charlotte and Emily are intelligent, well-adjusted and healthy. Martin's novels are at last achieving success. Though he doesn't like the publicity, he's about to be in People magazine. So why does he experience sudden blackouts and feel such dread? The killer doesn't know his name, his past or his future, he has no family or friends, he doesn't know who gives him his assignments - only that the targets must die. He cries when he is overwhelmed by his loneliness, tortured by the meaninglessness of his life. He senses that beyond the horizon, there is a town, where a life awaits him and he has family and friends. Charlotte knows there is something wrong. The man stands, sits, moves and sounds like Daddy.  But he doesn't smile as often or as quickly as usual. And when he does smile, he's pretending. Daddy isn't Daddy....Cover art  by Lee Gibbons.
  • Peter Underwood was Britain's leading ghost hunter and was for over thirty years the actively-involved President of  the Ghost Club. On this chilling tour of Britain's haunted houses, the reader will encounter, among others, the headless Blue Lady and the disturbing - and inexplicable - scent of lavender in of Bovey House, Devon; the spirit monk of Bromfield Manor, Shropshire (who likes to chuckle); and the disembodied voices, footsteps and unnatural coldness of Newark park, Gloucestershire. Illustrated with black and white photographs.
  • This unusual story about a wild horse is written in two parts: Melodie's Son and The Story of Mountain Rogue, the story of a wild Australian horse - unusual because both stories were originally written when Sabey was a prisoner of war in a German prison camp. The book was written for a 'reading public' of one: a Digger from Queensland, a bushman who had spent his life with horses. He was suffering from nephritis, and 'seemed to have lost interest in this world and already booked for another'. Yet as the story unfolded daily and the next chapter was discussed, the bushie left his bed and went out into the spring sunshine.