Very good and clean within

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  • On April 6, 1924, eight courageous young Army airmen too off on a 26,000 mile journey into the record books.  Three years before Lindbergh flew from New York to Paris, they set out from Seattle in four open-cockpit bi-planes, determined to circle the globe - and they did it. They were battered by blizzards and typhoons, lost in sandstorms and blinding fog and had even given up two of their number for dead.  Here is the epic story of the first around-the-world flight.
  • Mame - now known as Mrs Beauregard Jackson Pickett Burnside - takes on the world with Ito, her Japanese manservant, her best friend Vera Charles and of course, her nephew Patrick.  He records their adventures with faithful hilarity, whether Mame is being presented at Court in white brocade and plumes in her hair, or appearing in the Follies-Bergere in just the plumes; blazing through Biarritz or making mayhem int he Middle East.
  • When young Patrick, a wealthy orphan, comes to live with his Aunt Mame in the 1920s, he arrives in the middle of a riotous cocktail party and learns very quickly that Mame is not the average aunt.  She is vitally in love with life and loves causes, whether it's taking on a stuffy and outdated education system, or combating racial prejudice in suburbia.  Patrick receives an eclectic education - such as how the word 'bastard' applies to the family lawyer, what goes on in speakeasies and what causes hangovers.
  • When wealthy orphan Patrick is left to the care of his Auntie Mam during a cocktail party in the 1920s, he doesn't know what to expect.  Mame is not the average aunt - she's progressive in all things and loves to do battle against a stuffy education system, racial prejudice in the suburbs, phony intellectuals and snobbishness in general!  Meanwhile Patrick learns very rapidly about eugenics, Freud, speakeasies and how the word 'bastard' applies to Mr Babcock, the family lawyer.  As he grows up, Auntie Mame lovingly interferes in his romances to his embarrassment, discomfort and an eventual learning curve.  This novel has been made into a film twice, once with Rosalind Russell and then with Lucille Ball in the title role.
  • Mame is no average aunt, as wealthy orphan nephew Patrick learns when he arrives in the middle of a riotous cocktail party of the 1920s.  Mame loves life and loves causes:  whether she's fighting an outdated (in her view) educational system or squashing racial prejudice and pretensions in the suburbs.  Patrick has a very eclectic education, which extends into his adulthood as Mame lovingly interferes in his first romances with hilarious results.
  • A selection from classic Australian authors... Stories in this volume: Death of a Brumby, Boland Robinson; The Boundary-Rider's Goanna, Spoils to the Victor and King of the Scrub,  Henry C. Lamond;The Grey Kangaroo, Alan Marshall; The Mullet and The Catch, Vance Palmer; The Good Season and Return of the Hunter, Frank Dalby Davison; The Gleam of His Wing, Eric Lambert; Bush Cats, Henry Lawson; Native Dog and The Perch, Dal Stivens; The Wedge-Tailed Eagle, Geoffrey Dutton; On The Reef and The Darling Cod, George Farwell; 'The Breaking', R. Wilkes Hunter; Emperors, John Bechervaise; Crows, Dowell O'Reilly; The Pelican and Gun Dog, Cecil Mann; In Crocodile Land, Ion Idriess; Painted Finches, Katharine Susannah Prichard; The White Dingo, Younger Hillman; The Plover, M. Barnard Brereton; The Overseer, Jack Hyett; The Great Stampede, Carl Warbuton and W.K. Robertson; The Hunter, E. Dithmack; Old Harry's Groper, W.N. Scott.
  • 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 hysterically funny inside story of the fictional Butterfield Administration of 30 days duration in 1909 as told by the 'First Lady', hostess of the Executive Mansion for that one month.  Among other things, she details her rise from genteel poverty in the Deep South to sudden wealth, her romances, glamour and travels; and then to love, marriage and the ultimate address - the White House!  Now a spry 94 years and a permanent 'guest' at the Boskey Dell Home for the Senile and Disturbed, Mrs Butterfield gives American political history a real shock treatment in the mock-memoir complete with photos.
  • A hilarious account of the fictional ill-fated 'Butterfield Administration' (March 4, 1909 - April4, 1909) as told to Patrick Dennis by Martha Dinwiddie Butterfield:  patent medicine heiress, social leader and Nobel Prize winner.  Now a spry 94 years, she suffers from total recall of every inconsequential detail (sometimes inaccurate!) and can give more detail than the reader will care to know about Lohocla, the miraculous medicine, the doomed Bullfinch party, the steamy side of Washington and her beloved husband, George Washington Butterfield, America's most misunderstood statesman.  A faithful 'documentation' complete with photos of 'Martha's' life and adventures.