Hardback with dust jacket. Very good condition.

//Hardback with dust jacket. Very good condition.
  • The story of Francois Villon the medieval poet.  Very gritty.
  • An ex-drover from Somerset, 'Big' Clarke - William John Turner Clarke - was physically a giant but it was his influence and wealth in 19th century pastoral Australia that earned him his sobriquet.  Physically disabled and orphaned young, his story is not wholyy rags to riches but he found the odds stacked heavily against him.  His former occupation of driving cattle to the London market was an asset when he migrated to Australia in 1829 - as was his knowledge of farming, livestock, his capacity for hard work, his sharp eye for a 'good beast' and astute judgement in business affairs. A wonderfully real pioneer and larger than life.
  • The North Korean People's Army has crossed the 38th Parallel and invaded South Korea, viciously ambushing a routine American convoy. The shocking news reaches the beaches of Hawaii, where Captain Mark Isen is a 27 year old second-generation professional soldier. Commander of C Company, part of a light infantry division and like most of his peers, he's never seen combat. The Army's lightest, most mobile units are rushed to Korea. Charlie Company gets there weeks ahead of the Army heavy forces and in a matter of days, Isen's men are at war. And when the front-line grunts of C Company are exposed to the white heat of battle, Isen knows, before the first engagement is over, that his men will be outnumbered and outgunned in every battle they fight.

  • With a sensational retro cover from 1964.  Crime Club edition.
  • When Raif and Drey Sevrance return home to their clan as the only survivors of a vicious attack in which their father and clan chief were killed, everything changes for Raif.  Uneasy with the new chief's brutal reign and his brother's acceptance of it, Raif welcomes his Uncle Angus Lok's invitation to accompany him to Spire Vanis. Asarhia March - Ash for short - is the beautiful ward of Penthero Iss, Overlord of Spire Vanis.  When Ash discovers that he plans to imprison her, she flees and is cornered at the City gates by the Elite Guards.  But Angus  Lok dives into the midst of the Guards and snatches her to safety.  Angus knows this girl will develop powers as she grows to womanhood - she could destroy herself and the world if she doesn't know how to control them.  Only Raif can protect her on her journey to understanding.
  • Set in the United States of the future, Dr. Joshua Christian's work as a clinical psychologist presents him with a bitter tableau of people spiritually impoverished by too much change: political, climatic, idealogical. His deep compassion and personal magnetism have created a devout following among his patients, but living and working in the backwater of a Connecticut town, he yearns to reach out and help on a larger scale. Dr Judith Carriol, a brilliant  senior official from the Department of the Environment is as ambitious and career-oriented as she is Machiavellian. She recognises in Joshua the personification of her desire to influence history. Together the embark on a crusade to regenerate the country's morale by radically changing its peoples' outlook. Judith engineers the plot, Joshua must execute it  and on a tour of the winter-devastated country, he turns the tour into a pilgrimage that touches and renews the despairing hearts of the people.

  • For the Pilasters, sex and love are weapons in a war for power and wealth and one explosive secret becomes the weak link that can bring down a dynasty. In 1866, a pupil at an exclusive public school drowns in a mysterious accident involving several boys. Among them are young Hugh Pilaster; his cousin Edward, the weak dissolute heir to the Pilaster banking fortune; and Micky Miranda, the darkly handsome son of a brutal South American land owner. The drowning and its aftermath initiate a spiralling circle of treachery that will last for three decades and entwine many lives.

  • Berkeley, California, has long been known for its radical politics, its sixties' hold-overs and Bay Area tranquility. Lately it's become more famous for its 'gourmet ghetto' - a string of world renowned restaurants headed by the famous Chez Panisse - which is turning the flavour of the turn from hippie to yuppie. Jill Smith, Berkeley detective whose tastes run more to American cheese on her burgers than goat's cheese on her arugula, is drawn to the chic new restaurant, Paradise, for more than the haute cuisine. Mitch Biekma, the hottest, trendiest restaurateur in town is found dead - poisoned by his own carrot soup. As she investigates, Jill finds many people who wanted Biekma dead - from the wealthy patrons of society luncheons to the homeless hobos who scour Paradise's garbage cans. One thing is certain - this case is leaving a nasty taste in her mouth.