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1. Abidi, Azhar (2006). Passarola Rising (1st Australian ed). Melbourne: Penguin Books. 244 pp. Paperback thick trade, very good condition, minor edgewear. Historical novel set in Portugal in 1731, about two brothers with a love of flying. The brothers were real historical figures, but their adventures are fiction. (Author is Pakistani-Australian and lives in Melbourne). ISBN: 067004296X. Our Book No: 25467. $10 AUD.

2. About, Edmond (1862). Le Cas de M. Guerin (1st ed). Paris: Michel Levy Freres, Libraires Editeurs. 199 pp. Hardback small, no jacket, very good condition, quarter-bound, marbled board covers, leather spine (bands, faded gilt lettering & vignettes), marbled endpapers, minor edgewear. First edition. Includes 'Le 41e Fauteuil" (24p, at rear). An entertaining novel in which Mr. Guerin, without being a hermaphrodite, carries a pregnancy to term and gives birth to a son. French language. Our Book No: 16697. $80 AUD.

3. Arnold, Elliott (1943). First Comes Courage (The Commandos) (Reprint ed). New York: Triangle Books. 300 pp. Hardback small octavo, dustjacket, edges & pages toned, rear cover jacket little marked & foxed (few chips, edgewear), scuff mark free flyleaf (sticker mark), protected by removable semiarchival plastic sleeve (Brodart). The author states that every single large incident in this novel during World War 2 is entirely authentic. The Commandos are British, Americans, Free French, escaped Norwegians, and Poles. The author has travelled a lot in Europe and had the unusual opportunity to get material about the Commandos and the Underground. The novel has factual background, excitement, suspense, quick stabbing action, and a deep, passionate love affair. The photo on the cover is from the movie "First Comes Courage". ISBN: Our Book No: 29324. $15 AUD.

4. Barnes, Julian (2000). Love, etc. (1st ed). London: Jonathan Cape. 249 pp. Hardback octavo, dustjacket, very good condition (in very good dustjacket), minor edgewear jacket. First edition. In this novel the author revisits Stuart, Oliver, and Gillian from "Talking It Over". Darker and deeper than his previous novel, it is a compelling look at contemporary love and its betrayals. The author later won the Booker Prize in 2011 for a future novel. ISBN: 0224061097. Our Book No: 28091. $15 AUD.

5. Barroso, Gustavo; Cunninghame Graham, R. B. (translator) (1924). Mapirunga. London: Heinemann. 39 pp. Hardback small, no jacket (missing) as common, good condition, quarter-bound (white vellum spine, cream paper-covered board covers), gilt title on front cover & spine, covers & pages lightly toned, minimal faint foxing (mostly edges). (No 190 of a limited edition of 350 copies, autographed by the translator. Originally written in the Spanish language by Gustavo Barroso, and here translated, with an extended preface by R. B. Cunninghame Graham. Brazilian fiction - a short tale of revenge and honor defended in the Sertao region of Brazil. Our Book No: 16072. $30 AUD.

6. Bassett, Jan (editor) (1995). Great Southern Landings: An Anthology of Antipodean Travel (1st ed). Melbourne: Oxford University Press (OUP). 328 pp. Hardback octavo, dustjacket, very good condition (in very good dustjacket), minor edgewear jacket, base spine lightly rubbed, small scuff mark front cover, tiny dent bottom edge. The term Antipodes was originally used to refer to "places on the surface of the earth directly opposite each other", and later came to mean Australasia. Thousands of travellers from the northern hemisphere - from Francois Pelsaert, commander of the ill-fated Batavia, to Eric Newby and Jan Morris - have left records of their impressions of the Antipodes; some voyagers - Jonathan Swift, Samuel Butler and Jules Verne, for instance, travelled only in their minds, writing about imaginary voyages. Jan Bassett has collected a delightful selection of 90 extracts from the writings of notable visitors to and imaginers of the Antipodes. These date from about 1605 to the 1990s. Included are dreamers, sailors, adventurers, political commentators and sporting figures. ISBN: 0195535820. Our Book No: 24836. $15 AUD.

7. Black, Hermina (1961). Love for Francesca (1st ed). London: Hodder & Stoughton. 223 pp. Hardback octavo, dustjacket, very good condition (in very good dustjacket), edges faintly foxed, tiny scuff mark front free flyleaf, flap clipped jacket (tiny edge tears), bookshop sticker, protected by removable semiarchival plastic sleeve. First edition. This collectible novel for young adults is set against the colourful background of the old city of Fez and the Moroccan Hills, where Francesca has gone as private nurse to Athalie Landis, the spoiled but loveable Anglo-American heiress. The tangled affairs of nurse and patient make this an intriguing and dangerous adventure which will have a romantic end. Our Book No: 23639. $15 AUD.

8. Boulle, Pierre; Fielding, Xan (translator) (1984). The Bridge on the River Kwai (Reprint ed). Isle of Man: Fontana Books. 157 pp. Paperback, very good condition, pages lightly toned, minor edgewear. Cover subtitle: "His famous novel of British POWs in the hell of a Japanese labour camp". ISBN: 0006161189. Our Book No: 24791. $10 AUD.

9. Brett, Rosalind (1955). A Cottage in Spain (1st ed). London: Mills & Boon. 189 pp. Hardback small octavo, dustjacket, good plus condition (in good plus dustjacket), edges lightly foxed, brown strip free flyleaves (impression jacket flaps), shop label front pastedown, pages lightly toned, small edge tears jacket (little loss corners), protected by removable semiarchival plastic sleeve. A romance novel set in Spain. Linda has many adventures centered on her villa near Barcelona. A good old fashioned collectible Mills & Boon romance. Our Book No: 23617. $15 AUD.

10. Brooks, Geraldine (2002). Year of Wonders: A Novel of the Plague (Modern reprint ed). London: Fourth Estate. 321 pp. Paperback trade, very good condition, few small marks, minor edgewear. Historical novel of the plague, by Australian-American writer, set in a isolated mountain British village in 1666. The housemaid named Anna Frith is the unlikely heroine and healer. ISBN: 9781841154589. Our Book No: 28037. $10 AUD.

11. Brooks, Geraldine (2006). March (Reprint ed). New York: Penguin Books. 273 pp. Paperback trade, very good condition, faint toning edges, tiny bump & rubbing top spine, minor edgewear. Historical novel, by Australian-American writer, set in the American Civil War. In a story inspired by the father character in Little Women and drawn from the journals and letters of Louisa May Alcott's father Bronson, a man leaves behind his family to serve in the Civil War and finds his marriage and beliefs profoundly challenged by his experiences. The book is a lushly written, original tale steeped in the details of another time. This novel was winner of 2006 Pulitzer Prize. ISBN: 0143036661. Our Book No: 27314. $10 AUD.

12. Brooks, Geraldine (2011). Caleb's Crossing (1st ed). New York: Viking / Penguin Books. 306 pp. Hardback octavo, dustjacket, very good condition (in very good dustjacket), owner's name & address label front endpaper. First edition. Historical novel, by Australian-American writer, set in a tiny island settlement called Great Harbor in 1665. The author has written a tale of passion and belief, magic and adventure. The novel takes a journey from Martha's Vineyard to the mean, drafty dormitories of early Harvard. This richly imagined fictional story is blended with fascinating and well researched detail, including native Americans. ISBN: 9780670021048. Our Book No: 29267. $18 AUD.

13. Bunroku, Shishi (pseudo.); Iwata, Toyoo (2006). School of Freedom [Michigan Monograph Series in Japanese Studies]. Ann Arbor, MI: Center for Japanese Studies, University of Michigan. 256 pp. Hardback octavo, dustjacket, very good condition (in very good dustjacket), minimal edgewear. A humorous novel set in 1950's Tokyo (Japan), during a time when the Japanese were adjusting to the defeat of war, plus the new freedoms arising from the culture of the occupation forces (particularly American), left-wing trade unionism, frank literature, black marketeers, etc. ISBN: 1929280408. Our Book No: 12746. $15 AUD.

14. Byatt, A. S. (1998). Elementals: Stories of Fire and Ice (1st ed). London: Chatto & Windus. 230 pp. Hardback small, dustjacket, very good condition (in very good dustjacket), top edge cover little bumped, edges minimally foxed. First edition. A collection of short stories by the English author of the Booker Prize winning novel "Possession". ISBN: 0701168234. Our Book No: 11119. $10 AUD.

15. Byatt, A. S. (2000). The Biographer's Tale (1st ed). London: Chatto & Windus. 265 pp. Hardback octavo, dustjacket, very good condition (in very good dustjacket), pages toned as usual, minor edgewear jacket (faint foxing reverse side). First edition. This book is a novel of desire and detection. The writer has written a fine work of fiction out of one man's search for fact. Phineas G. has decided to write a biography of a great biographer, but he is finding it difficult to sort the pieces out to enable him to form a pattern and write the biography. ISBN: 0701169451. Our Book No: 28056. $12 AUD.

16. Calvino, Italo (1998). If On a Winter's Night a Traveller (Recent reprint ed). London: Vintage. 259 pp. Paperback trade, very good condition. You go into a bookshop and buy this novel. You like it. But there is a printer's error in your copy. You take it back and get a replacement. But the replacement seems to be a totally different story. You try to track down the original book you were reading but end up with a different narrative again. This remarkable novel leads you through many different books including a detective adventure, a romance, a satire, an erotic story, a diary, and a quest. But the real hero is you, the reader. ISBN: 9780099430896. Our Book No: 16692. $10 AUD.

17. Chopra, Deepak (2011). Muhammad: A Story of God's Messenger and the Revelation That Changed the World (1st stated ed). New York: HarperCollins. 267 pp. Paperback trade, very good condition, corner tip front cover little creased, minor edgewear. From the author's notes: This is a novel, not an official biography. A few events are told out of order. The characters drop in and out of sight in order to keep the story moving. The author has included a chronology of the most prominent events in the story. There is also a family tree showing Muhammad's ancestry and extended family. ISBN: 9780061782435. Our Book No: 29193. $10 AUD.

18. Cleary, Jon (1981). The Faraway Drums (1st ed). London: Collins. 288 pp. Hardback octavo, dustjacket, very good plus condition (in very good plus dustjacket). An exotic story of a plot to assassinate King George V in 1911, who is about to be crowned as Emperor of India. Major Clive Farnol, soldier turned political agent pieces together the hints of the plot. ISBN: 0002222833. Our Book No: 13670. $15 AUD.

19. Collins, Wilkie (2009). The Haunted Hotel (Reprint ed) [Penguin Classic Crime]. Melbourne: Penguin Books. 234 pp. Paperback, very good plus condition. A sinister Countess is driven mad by a dark secret. An innocent woman is made the instrument of retribution. A murdered man's fury reaches beyond the grave. This classic historical novel, originally published 1889, will keep you guessing until the end. ISBN: 9780141045108. Our Book No: 23937. $10 AUD.

20. Courtney, Margo (1955). The Painted Mask (Australian ed). Melbourne: Surrey Press Pty Ltd. 288 pp. Hardback octavo, dustjacket, very good condition (in very good dustjacket), minor edgewear jacket (small edge tears, rear cover lightly marked, light rubbing spine), pages lightly toned. An absorbing novel of powerful drama, intrigue and tender romance - with a background of strange primitive people, weird rites, brilliant ceremonies, glittering pagan temples - in remote, hostile Katmandu, capital of Nepal. Our Book No: 24952. $15 AUD.

21. Crocker, Claire; Cook, Sally (editor) (2000). Peacocks Dancing (1st ed). Armadale, VIC: Estate of Claire Crocker / Cliffe Books. 263 pp. Paperback octavo, very good condition, slight bump base spine, minor edgewear corners, old price marks. This novel is about two young women and their doomed love for two handsome men, one a Pakistani Muslim diplomat, and the other a Hindu army officer in the Indian Presidential Guard. Set against the glittering backdrop of India's (Delhi's) high-life. The Australian author finished the book shortly before her death in 2000. ISBN: 0958536929. Our Book No: 23589. $10 AUD.

22. Cross, Mary Talbot (2010). Resurgence. Burra, SA: Shalimar Press. 236 pp. Paperback wide trade, very good condition, minor edgewear, review copy (sheet tipped in). Her latest novel unfolds in one of the most beautiful and little-known areas of southwest France (Quercy), where the author has lived. The aftermath of war and the challenges of peace confront the inhabitants of a sleepy village, against a background of murder and betrayal. ISBN: 9780958646659. Our Book No: 14922. $15 AUD.

23. Daudet, Alphonse (1887). Sappho: Parisian Manners. Paris: E. Guillaume et Cie. 364 pp. Hardback small octavo, no jacket, good condition, half-bound (pale green cloth covers & patterned leather spine & corners), black & white drawings, two title pages (first in colour), top edge gilt, other edges roughly cut & toned, small piece missing top spine, corners bumped, rear hinge little split (pages firm), endpapers tone & foxed. Novel about life in Paris. Illustrated by Rossi, Myrbach, etc., engraved by Guillaume Brothers (illustrator). Though published in Paris, this is an English-language translation. Bound in (smaller page size): Translator's note (4p). Our Book No: 16580. $35 AUD.

24. Davis, Lindsey (2006). See Delphi and Die. London: Arrow Books. 354 pp. Paperback trade, very good condition, minor edgewear, rubber stamp. Historical crime fiction novel. Falco and Helena struggle with a case that may contain worse features than any they have dealt with yet. ISBN: 009944528X. Our Book No: 24779. $10 AUD.

25. de Alarcon, Pedro Antonio (2004). The Three-cornered Hat. London: Hesperus Classics. 100 pp. Paperback trade (with flaps), very good plus condition, minimal edgewear. A best-loved Spanish novel, based on a traditional ballad. A hilarious tale of lust, intrigue and corruption set in 19th-century Andalusia. ISBN: 1843910802. Our Book No: 15785. $10 AUD.

26. de Musset, Alfred (1878). La Confession d'un Enfant du Siecle (New ed). Paris: G. Charpentier. 355 pp. Hardback small, no jacket, very good condition, quarter-bound (blue leather over marbles boards), spine raised bands & gilt lettering and decoration, top edge gilt, cover corners little bumped, pages faintly toned, scattered foxing & toning (mainly endpapers), string bookmark, protected by removable semiarchival plastic sleeve. (No 88 of limited edition of 100 copies.) Autobiographical novel about the French novelist (1810 - 1857), and his celebrated love affair with George Sand. Originally published, 1836. Our Book No: 16927. $100 AUD.

27. de Nerciat, Chevalier Andrea; Apollinaire, Guillaume (introductory essay) (1911). Felicia ou Mes Fredaines [Les Maîtres de l'Amour: L'Oeuvre du Chevalier Andrea de Nerciat: Deuxieme Partie]. Paris: Bibliotheque des Curieux. 321 pp. Hardback octavo, good plus condition, rebound quarter bound (black cloth spine, gilt lettering & raised bands), marbled board cover & endpapers, card cover retained, frontispiece plate, bottom edge pages untrimmed, pages lightly toned (notably endpapers), edges foxed, top spine frayed, edgewear. Subtitle (title page): Texte integral d'après l'exemplaire de l'edition de Londres (Liege), 1778, conserve a la Bibliotheque de Cassel." Deluxe rebound edition, retaining original card cover. Text in French language. French novel of sexuality, originally published anonymously in 1778. Our Book No: 16131. $40 AUD.

28. de Silva, G. W. (1937). Princess of Malacca: A Historical Romance of Old Malaya (1st ed). Kuala Lumpur: Economy Printers. 159 pp. Hardback small, board covers, very good condition, drawings & text-photos, top edge some pages uncut, some printing smudges, endpapers toned, pages lightly toned, spine ends chipped, minor edgewear. First edition. Cover subtitle: A Romance of Old Malaya. A scarce historical novel of old Malaya. Our Book No: 20670. $100 AUD.

29. DeVries, Peter (1971). Mrs Wallop (1st U.K. ed). London: Victor Gollancz. 310 pp. Hardback octavo, dustjacket, very good condition (in very good dustjacket), corner bumped, lengthy written & dated dedication, autograph (author's written name). (First UK edition.) Another comic DeVries novel, in which the heroine is a fugitive from earlier novels. Emma Wallop feels she has been unjustly pilloried as a character in a bestseller written by a former lodger in her rooming house. Her chance to settle the score comes when the now lionized author falls into her clutches on his return to the old hometown in Middle America. (From the library of Australian actor Barry Humphries, with written dedicated to him.) SALE PRICE. ISBN: 0575007060. Our Book No: 12631. $10 AUD.

30. Dick, Philip K. (1986). Humpty Dumpty in Oakland: A Novel (1st U.K. ed). London: Victor Gollancz. 199 pp. Hardback octavo, dustjacket, very good condition (in very good dustjacket), faint foxing reverse side jacket & edges, minor edgewear, old price marks, bookshop rubber stamp. Set in San Francisco in the late 1950s it is a tragicomedy of misunderstandings among auto repair dealers and real estate salesmen, the small-time, struggling individuals for whom Dick always reserved his greatest sympathy. Originally rejected by publishers in 1960, this novel was published posthumously. A general fiction novel that differs from his usual science fiction novels. (Tyrrell's Bookshop rubber stamp.). ISBN: 0575038756. Our Book No: 16463. $36 AUD.

31. Falconer, Colin (2003). Aztec (1st p/b ed). Sydney: Bantam Books. 666 pp. Paperback thick, very good condition, pages faintly toned, covers little creased, minor edgewear. A novel by Australian author about the legendary Aztec woman named Malinali who brought Montezuma's empire to its knees. ISBN: 1863254013. Our Book No: 25730. $10 AUD.

32. Farnol, Jeffery (1951). The Jade of Destiny. London: Sampson Low, Marston & Co. 346 pp. Hardback very small, dustjacket, very good plus condition (in very good plus dustjacket), minimal edgewear, protected by removable semiarchival plastic sleeve. (Originally issued, undated 1931 - this is the later undated two shilling edition, as noted on spine & rear cover, about 1951.) An Elizabethan romance from the popular historical romance writer. An excellent copy, without foxing. Our Book No: 14616. $12 AUD.

33. Faulkner, William (1976). The Reivers: A Reminiscence [Penguin Modern Classics]. Harmondsworth: Penguin Books. 254 pp. Paperback, good condition, spine faded, cover & spine lightly creased, minor edgewear. Comic novel set in the early 1900s about three Mississippi travellers in Memphis. ISBN: 0140029931. Our Book No: 12035. $10 AUD.

34. Ferranti, Marie; Brown, Andrew (translator) (2005). The Princess of Mantua (1st translated ed). London: Hesperus Press. 116 pp. Hardback small octavo, dustjacket, very good condition (in very good dustjacket), minor edgewear jacket, top edge lightly toned. The author has used historical facts and documentary references, to write this docufiction historical novel (faction). It is set in France in 1433. The ten-year-old Barbara von Brandenburg leaves her native Germany to marry the Prince of Mantua, Ludovico Gonzaga. Translated from French. ISBN: 1843917025. Our Book No: 29068. $15 AUD.

35. Flint, Valerie I. J. (1992). The Imaginative Landscape of Christopher Columbus (1st ed). Princeton, NJ: Princeton University Press. 233 pp. Hardback octavo, dustjacket, very good condition (in very good dustjacket), few colour & black & white plates, faint foxing top edge, minor edgewear. This book focuses on "fantasy" rather than "fact". The author will attempt to reconstruct, and understand, not the New World (America) that Columbus found, but the Old World (Europe) which he carried with him in his head. ISBN: 1691056811. Our Book No: 27756. $25 AUD.

36. Foster, Anne-Marie (2015). The Belle of Belfast: A Love Story of Great Courage, Heroism and Bravery (1st ed). London: New Holland. 336 pp. Paperback octavo, thick card covers (with flaps), very good condition, tiny scuff base spine, minor edgewear. This novel is based on a true story (biographical fiction). The book is set in the Catholic district of Falls road in the time of the Great Depression, World War 4 and later 'The Troubles' in Northern Ireland. This inspirational story is about a woman who faces the worst that life can dish out, and yet still has love and hope in her heart. The names of people, places and some events have been changed to protect the innocent. The historical events are true. ISBN: 9781742576190. Our Book No: 28976. $18 AUD.

37. Fulop Kepner, Susan (1996). The Lioness in Bloom: Modern Thai Fiction About Women [Voices From Asia Series]. Berkeley: University of California / Publisher's Inc. 310 pp. Paperback octavo, very good plus condition, minimal edgewear. Translations of fiction by Thailand's foremost 20th-century writers. Included are stories of the young and the aged, the rural and the cosmopolitan, the joyous and the despairing. The editor provides a detailed introduction, biographical notes on the writers, and a list of further readings. This anthology of short stories and novel excerpts presents a compelling portrayal of the many differing realities of Thai women's lives in the 20th century. ISBN: 0520089030. Our Book No: 27896. $15 AUD.

38. Gallico, Paul (1953). The Snow Goose: A Story of Dunkirk (Reprint ed). London: Michael Joseph. 31 pp. Hardback small, dustjacket, good condition (in good dustjacket), slight loss spine ends jacket (edges & corners little worn, spine little faded & rubbed, reverse side lightly toned & minimal foxing, small closed tear), spine ends bumped, spine lightly faded, label front free flyleaf. Originally published in 1941, set in the years preceding the evacuation of Dunkirk in WW2. On the desolate Essex marshes, a young girl, Fritha, comes to seek help from a recluse who lives in an abandoned lighthouse. She carries in her arms a wounded snow goose. Our Book No: 28072. $12 AUD.

39. Gallico, Paul (1960). Mrs Harris Goes to New York (1st ed). London: Michael Joseph. 191 pp. Hardback small, dustjacket, very good condition (in very good dustjacket), flap clipped jacket, old price marks, protected by removable semiarchival plastic sleeve. First edition. Sequel to "Flowers for Mrs Harris". Mrs Harris and her timid friend travel to America, and get involved with incredible characters whilst trying to find the real father of a maltreated waif. Our Book No: 3979. $10 AUD.

40. Galloway, Steven (2009). The Cellist of Sarajevo (Reprint ed). Melbourne: Text Publishing. 227 pp. Paperback trade, very good condition, minor creases covers, pages lightly toned as common, minor edgewear. This novel by Canadian writer examines survival in a time of fear and suffering (the Bosnian war), and gives a glimpse of the human spirit that war cannot crush. ISBN: 9781921520150. Our Book No: 27761. $10 AUD.

41. Geda, Fabio; Curtis, Howard (translator) (2011). In the Sea There are Crocodiles: The Story of Enaiatollah Akbari. Oxford: David Fickling Books. 211 pp. Hardback small, dustjacket, map, very good condition (in very good dustjacket), minor edgewear jacket, pages faintly toned. One day, a 10-year-old boy named Enaiatollah wakes up to find his mother gone. He is on the border of Pakistan, and he is alone. In this amazing true story, the author describes Enaiatollah's five-year journey from Afghanistan to Italy. His ordeal takes him through Pakistan, Iran, Turkey and Greece, enduring unimaginable hardships and challenges. The book is based on a true story, but because Enaiatollah did not remember it all, the author and Enaiatollah reconstructed his journey to recreate a chronology for his fragmented memories. Thus a work of fiction, though based on Enaiatollah's experience. (Translated from the Italian.). ISBN: 9780857560087. Our Book No: 29052. $12 AUD.

42. Ghali, Waguih (1989). Beer in the Snooker Club [Twentieth Century Lives]. New York: New Amsterdam. 220 pp. Paperback small octavo, very good plus condition. Originally published in 1964, this novel is a classic of the literature of emigration. During their years together in London, they drank many a pint of Bass from these mugs. But there is no Bass in Nassers Egypt, so Ram and Font have to make do with a heady mixture of beer, vodka and whisky. Yearning for Bass they long to be far from a revolution that neither serves the people nor allows their rich aunts to live the life of leisure they are accustomed to. Stranded between two cultures, Ram and Font must choose between dangerous political opposition and reluctant acquiescence. ISBN: 0941533816. Our Book No: 15925. $10 AUD.

43. Grass, Gunter; Heim, Michael Henry (translator) (1999). My Century (1st ed). London: Faber & Faber. 280 pp. Hardback octavo, dustjacket, very good condition (in very good dustjacket), minor edgewear jacket, tiny spot top edge, pages lightly toned. By winner of Nobel Prize for Literature, 1999. A series of 100 linked short stories to celebrate the 20th century (1900 to 1999). ISBN: 0571200990. Our Book No: 14245. $15 AUD.

44. Grass, Gunter; Heim, Michael Henry (translator) (2008). Peeling the Onion (Reprint ed). London: Vintage / Random House. 425 pp. Paperback thick trade, very good condition, cover little creased, minor edgewear. By the winner of Nobel Prize for Literature, 1999. Translated from the German. The German author writes about his life from his modest upbringing in Danzig, his early years as a boy soldier fighting the Russians, and his writing life. ISBN: 9780099507598. Our Book No: 26268. $15 AUD.

45. Grass, Gunter; Winston, Krishna (translator) (2010). The Box (1st English ed). London: Harvill Secker / Random House. 194 pp. Hardback octavo, dustjacket, very good plus condition (in very good plus dustjacket), black & white photo rear jacket flap, minimal edgewear jacket. By winner of Nobel Prize for Literature, 1999. Translated from the German. This is a sequel to "Peeling the Onion". The German author writes in the voices of his eight children as they record the memories of their childhoods, of growing up, of their father, who was always at work on a new book, always at the margins of their lives. This book is an inspired and daring work of fiction (faction). ISBN: 9781846553073. Our Book No: 26269. $14 AUD.

46. Gros, Jules (1892). L'Homme Fossile: Aventures d'une Expedition Scientifique dans les Mers Australes. Paris: Librairie Marpon et Flammarion. 256 pp. Hardback very small, very good condition, black cloth cover (gilt spine lettering), marbled endpapers, pages toned as usual, staple marks front free flyleaf, string bookmark, minimal EX-LIBRARY (hospice library, rubber stamps, small spine sticker remnants), protected by removable semiarchival plastic sleeve (acetate). A novel that is an obscure example of the "lost race" theme in adventure fiction. The story is set in the sealing grounds off southeastern Australia, with the imaginary expedition of geologists and paleontologists on board the ship "Le Glorieux" using Melbourne as its base. French language text. ISBN: 0521275938. Our Book No: 17027. $40 AUD.

47. Gustafsson, Lars (1981). The Death of a Beekeeper. New York: New Directions Publishing. 163 pp. Hardback octavo, dustjacket, very good condition (in very good dustjacket), light foxing edges, edge tears jacket (small loss), protected by removable semiarchival plastic sleeve. In the beginning of the winter thaw, Lars Lennart Westin has learned that he has cancer and will not live through Spring. Told through the journals of this Swedish school teacher turned apiarist, this novel is his gentle, courageous, and sometimes comic meditation on living with pain. ISBN: 0811208095. Our Book No: 23283. $12 AUD.

48. Halse Anderson, Laurie (2014). The Impossible Knife of Memory (New ed). London: Scholastic Children's Books. 374 pp. Paperback, very good condition, minor edgewear. This story for young adults is about a girl named Hayley, her dad, her stepmother, and a boy named Finn. Hayley is fighting to forget the past, and finding some memories are too deep. ISBN: 9781407147666. Our Book No: 29100. $15 AUD.

49. Harris, Joel Chandler (1905). Nights with Uncle Remus, by the Author of "Uncle Remus", with Illustrations [Cole's Special Edition]. Melbourne: E. W. Cole. 312 pp. Paperback, very good condition, black & white drawings (including frontispiece), pages toned (cover lightly toned), spine repaired (black cloth, original spine laid down), some edgewear. (Estimated date, 1900s, Trove catalogue.) Classic tales told by the old Georgian African-American slave, featuring Brer Rabbit, Brer Bar, Brer Fox and and their animal friends. (Scarce Australian reprint, by the eccentric Melbourne bookseller, E. W. Cole, with two extra shops in Sydney, and one in Adelaide.). Our Book No: 17167. $80 AUD.

50. Hirata, Andrea; Kilbane, Angie (translator) (2013). The Rainbow Troops (1st Australian ed). Sydney: Vintage / Random House. 291 pp. Paperback octavo, very good condition, bottom corner tip front cover little creased, minor edgewear, rubber stamps. (Uncorrected bound proof copy, as stated.) This novel is about a boy named Ikal and his friends "The Rainbow Troops", who attend Muhammadiyah Elementary, on the Indonesian island of Belitong, where graduating from sixth grade is considered a major achievement. The author was inspired by his elementary school teacher, Muslimah, to write this novel. The novel has been adapted for a feature film, television series, and musical theatre. Hirata has contributed significantly to the development of modern Indonesian literature. ISBN: 9781742758589. Our Book No: 28273. $10 AUD.

51. Horlock, Mary (2011). The Book of Lies. Melbourne: Scribe Publications. 327 pp. Paperback octavo, as new condition. A brilliant debut novel, in which the "mean-girls" experience of a teenage girl on the remote English island of Guernsey pushes her to murder her best friend - a scandal that mirrors her uncle's hidden story of the island's Nazi occupation in World War 2. Written by Australian-born British writer who grew up on Guernsey. ISBN: 9781921758102. Our Book No: 14901. $25 AUD.

52. Hughes, Richard (1961). In Hazard (Reprint ed). Harmondsworth: Penguin Books. 173 pp. Paperback, very good condition, pages little toned, minor edgewear. A seafaring novel of vivid adventures, but is also an absorbing study of how two men behave in the face of danger. As a narrative of storm at sea, said to rival Joseph Conrad's "Typhoon". By the author of the acclaimed novel "A High Wind in Jamaica". Our Book No: 3095. $10 AUD.

53. Hulme, Keri (2004). Stonefish. Wellington, NZ: Huia Publishers. 239 pp. Paperback trade, very good condition, bottom corner front cover & few pages creased, minor edgewear. This book, by a New Zealand Booker prize winner, is a collection of short stories. The stories are funny, sardonic, capricious and strange. There are stories on a centaur-like tarantula, a rude doppelganger, creatures from the mythic past, and forebears whose deeds live on in family stories and dreams. ISBN: 1869690885. Our Book No: 28660. $15 AUD.

54. Hume, Fergus (1889). The Piccadilly Puzzle [American Detective Series, no 40]. Cleveland, OH: Arthur Westbrook Company. 118 + 8 pp. Paperback, good condition, pictorial heritage cover, poorly printed text as usual, pages toned, corner tip creased front cover, spine ends chipped, edgewear. (Estimated date, 1889, Trove catalogue.) Scarce American edition of this novel by popular Australian writer. Our Book No: 15919. $60 AUD.

55. Ishiguro, Kazuo (2015). The Buried Giant (1st export ed). London: Faber & Faber. 345 pp. Paperback octavo (with flaps), very good plus condition. This novel begins as a couple set off across a troubled land of mist and rain in the hope of finding a son they have not seen in years. Sometimes savage, often intensely moving, Kazuo Ishiguro's first novel in a decade is about lost memories, love, revenge and war. Ishiguro's seventh novel after four Man Book award nominations, and a win for "The Remains of the Day", confirms his hold as one of the greatest British authors of the post-WW2 period. ISBN: 9780571315048. Our Book No: 16897. $15 AUD.

56. James, Clive (1996). The Silver Castle (1st ed). London / Sydney: Jonathan Cape / Random House. 263 pp. Hardback octavo, dustjacket, very good condition (in very good dustjacket), pages faintly toned as usual, minor edgewear, remainder mark (spot) bottom edge. First edition. Novel of India by the Australian-born writer and critic. Sanjay is a pavement child who from dire necessity learns to cajole, charm and outwit the tourists and turns his sex appeal, sartorial awareness and hard-won ability to speak English towards guiding film-crews on the 'poverty trail'. A brilliant celebration of the Indian film world and a most moving story of one young man's striving for fame and fortune. ISBN: 0224043846. Our Book No: 6919. $12 AUD.

57. James, Henry (2000). The Bostonians (Reprint ed). London: Penguin Books. 396 pp. Paperback thick trade, very good plus condition, minimal edgewear. This book is one of James's most provocative and astute portrayals of a world caught between old values and the lure of progress. Richard Lansdown's introduction discusses the book as James's most successful political work and his funniest novel. This edition contains extracts from Tocqueville and from James's The American Scene, which illuminate the novel's social context, and includes notes and a bibliography. ISBN: 0140437665. Our Book No: 22883. $10 AUD.

58. Jamie, James (2011). Rimbaud in Java: The Lost Voyage. Singapore: EDM: Editions Didier Millet. 128 pp. Paperback small, very good condition, drawings, colour photos centre spread, novelty cover design (rounded corners). A fascinating blend of biography, travelogue and fiction charting renowned French poet Arthur Rimbaud's lost voyage. In 1876, he joined the Royal Army of the Dutch Indies and sailed for Java, where he promptly deserted and fled into the jungle. In the first book devoted to Rimbaud's lost voyage to Asia, novelist and critic Jamie James reviews everything that is known about the journey - from there he imaginatively reconstructs what the poet must have seen and what he might have done, vividly recreating life in 19th-century Java along the way. ISBN: 9789814260824. Our Book No: 15727. $10 AUD.

59. Jones, Lloyd (2008). Mister Pip (Reprint ed). Melbourne: Text Publishing. 220 pp. Paperback, very good condition, pages lightly toned, minor edgewear corners. Novel set in Bougainville by New Zealand writer about a girl named Matilda who attends the local school where the only textbook is the Dickens novel "Great Expectations". Mr Watts, the only white person, is the self-appointed teacher of the tiny school. An award winning book which was also shortlisted for the Man Booker Prize. ISBN: 9781921520242. Our Book No: 28084. $10 AUD.

60. Joyce, James; Ellmann, Richard (introduction & notes) (1968). Giacomo Joyce (1st U.S. trade ed). New York: Viking Press. Unnum pp. Hardback small octavo, dustjacket, very good condition (in good plus dustjacket), red boards (grey cloth spine), frontispiece, pages lightly toned, edges little foxed, reverse side jacket lightly toned (edge tears, faded notably spine, tiny hole spine, flap clipped, light loss spine ends). This book was first published in 1959. It is an autobiographical love story written by James Joyce in Trieste, thought to be in 1914, when he was 32. Ellmann's introduction - a fascinating piece of literary detection - dates the work from internal evidence, the title is explained, reports the circumstances behind the story - and gives a possible reason why, after the copy was prepared for the printer, it was never published. This reissue edition retains the introduction and notes, with some revisions. The book includes four manuscript pages in reduced facsimile, as well as a frontispiece portrait. Our Book No: 28890. $25 AUD.

61. Kadare, Ismail (1996). The Pyramid (1st English ed). London: Harvill. 119 pp. Paperback trade, very good condition, minor edgewear, corner tips covers & pages creased. (Translated from Albanian into French, then into English.) A transparent parable of life under a Communist dictatorship in Albania, told with the same quiet, sardonic humour and keen eye for the pertinent detail that characterised his previous novels: The Palace of Dreams, and The Concert. ISBN: 1860461247. Our Book No: 22907. $10 AUD.

62. Kadare, Ismail (1997). The File on H. (1st English ed). London: Harvill. 169 pp. Paperback trade, very good condition, small mark fore-edge, minor edgewear. (Translated from Albanian into French, then into English.) This simple tale by Albania's most eminent and gifted novelist serves to lift the veil on one of the most secret and mysterious countries of modern Europe. ISBN: 186046257X. Our Book No: 22906. $10 AUD.

63. Keilson, Hans; Searls, Damion (translation) (2011). Comedy in a Minor Key (1st English ed). Melbourne: Scribe Publications. 104 pp. Paperback small thin trade, very good condition, edges & pages little toned, minor creases covers. This book is the story of Wim and Marie, a Dutch couple who first hide a Jew they know as Nico, and must then dispose of his body when he dies of pneumonia. This novella, first published in 1947 and now translated into English for the first time, shows the author at his best. Published to celebrate Keilson's 102nd birthday, and introduces Australian readers to a forgotten author who was a witness to World War 2. Published 1947 as "Komodie in Moll". ISBN: 9781921844072. Our Book No: 27726. $15 AUD.

64. Kerouac, Jack (1992). Tristessa (Reprint ed). London: Penguin Books. 96 pp. Paperback, very good plus condition, cover design differs from stock photo. A short exotic novel being a narrative meditation on a hen, a rooster, a dove, a cat, and a ravished junky lady. ISBN: 0140168117. Our Book No: 3994. $10 AUD.

65. Kerouac, Jack (1999). The Subterraneans (Post-ISBN reprint ed). New York: Grove Press. 111 pp. Paperback trade, very good plus condition. This novel, written rapidly in an ecstatic flash and originally published in 1958, centres on the tempestuous breakup of a couple, denizens of the San Francisco underground. A tale of dark alleys, smoky rooms, artists, visionaries and adventurers outside mainstream America's field of vision. ISBN: 0802131867. Our Book No: 3997. $10 AUD.

66. Kerouac, Jack (2000). Maggie Cassidy (1st Classic ed). London: Penguin Group. 194 pp. Paperback trade, very good condition, bottom corner front cover little creased, minor edgewear. Poignant novel of teenage romance in a New England mill town. The story of Jean and Maggie, in love with the idea of being in love, looking ahead to marriage with hope and trepidation. Told with touching simplicity, and is a beautiful evocation of growing up in America. One of his earliest books, but was published after he had achieved overnight fame with "On the Road". ISBN: 0141184914. Our Book No: 28520. $10 AUD.

67. Kerouac, Jack (2001). Doctor Sax: Faust Part Three (1st Modern Classic ed). London: Flamingo. 207 pp. Paperback trade, very good condition, corner tips few pages creased, minor edgewear. This novel is told through the character of Kerouac's fictional alter ego, Jack Duluoz. It is the story of his extraordinary childhood in Massachusetts and the imaginary world, full of strange new possibilities that he made for himself. ISBN: 0586091564. Our Book No: 28521. $15 AUD.

68. Kerouac, Jack; Ginsberg, Allen (1993). Visions of Cody [with] The Visions of the Great Rememberer (Reprint ed). New York: Penguin Books. 430 pp. Paperback, very good plus condition. An experimental novel, written in 1951 - 1952, which remained unpublished for years. Kerouac's fascinating examination of his own New York life as part of the Beat generation in the late 1940s (captured in a different form in his famous "On the Road"). A series of colourful stream-of-consciousness essays and transcribed taped conversations. Reveals an intimate portrait of people caught up in destructive relationships with drugs, and one another. Always fixated by Neal Cassady - the Cody of the title, renamed for the book along with Allen Ginsberg and William Burroughs - Kerouac also explores the feelings he had for a man who would inspire much of his work. This edition also contains an interpretative essay by Allen Ginsberg. ISBN: 0140179070. Our Book No: 3999. $14 AUD.

69. Kheng-Hor, Khoo (2008). Taikor Valour, Honour, Suspense, Betrayal and Love - the Definitive Malaysian Saga (Reprint ed). Malaysia: Pelanduk Publications. 526 pp. Paperback small thick trade, very good condition, edges lightly marked, minor edgewear. This novel is an historical saga about the life of a boy growing up in prewar British-ruled Malaya. ISBN: 9789679788785. Our Book No: 27221. $15 AUD.

70. Lawrence, D. H. (1983). The Trespasser (Reprint ed). Harmondsworth: Penguin Books. 217 pp. Paperback, very good condition, pages lightly toned. His second novel, which foreshadows the passion of "Lady Chatterley's Lover". ISBN: 0140014802. Our Book No: 15935. $10 AUD.

71. Leete, Helen (2009). Mountains of the Dragon: An Australian Sculptor's Account of an Idyllic Surrealistic, Early Life in Africa (1st ed). Sydney, Epping: Delphian Books. 218 pp. Paperback wide octavo, thick card covers (with flaps), very good plus condition, minimal edgewear, autograph (author's written name). A surrealistic novel set in Africa. Written by a Sydney based sculptor. It is set in a world before refrigeration, television, mobile phones or computers, and features the thoughts and feelings of a teenage girl. ISBN: 9780980466820. Our Book No: 27223. $30 AUD.

72. Liston, Adam (2005). Winds of the Armada. [Queensland]: Oracle Press. 288 pp. Paperback wide trade, very good plus condition, minimal edgewear. This book is a thrilling story of passion, murder and intrigue set in Spain in 1588. The historical background of the novel is well researched and accurate. It provides a refreshing new look at what actually happened in the battle between the Spanish Armada and the British fleet. The author was born in Warsaw in 1908. In 1938, wanting to escape the Hitler menace, by a stroke of good fortune he was able to immigrate to Australia. He served in the Australian Army in the Second World War, then through a Repatriation Scheme, he was able to study medicine, and graduated from Melbourne University. He had his practice until 1991, where he became Australia's oldest practicing doctor. At the age of 92, he began writing this amazing book, which he completed at age 96. A truly inspiring man. ISBN: 1876494808. Our Book No: 26984. $30 AUD.

73. Mackenzie, Compton (1985). Carnival (Reissue ed). London: Penguin Books. 324 pp. Paperback, very good condition, edges & pages lightly toned, minor edgewear. Originally published, 1912. Novel about a dancing girl called Jenny, written by author of "Whisky Galore". Our Book No: 27389. $10 AUD.

74. Makiya, Kanan (2003). The Rock: A Tale of Seventh-century Jerusalem (1st p/b ed). London: Robinson. 347 pp. Paperback trade, very good condition, minor edgewear, cover bottom corner tip little creased. Brilliant and imaginative historical novel about the building of the Dome of the Rock, Jerusalem, the first monument of Islam. Reconstructs the paths of real individuals whose spiritual journeys revolved around the 7th-century lore of the Rock. ISBN: 1841197289. Our Book No: 22023. $10 AUD.

75. Martel, Yann (2010). Beatrice and Virgil (1st ed). Melbourne: Text Publishing. 197 pp. Hardback small octavo, dustjacket, very good condition (in very good dustjacket), illustrated boards, minor edgewear jacket. This is the story of Henry a writer, who receives an envelope containing a play and a note asking for his help. The mysterious, elderly taxidermist introduces Henry to Beatrice and Virgil, and his life is changed forever. By the 2002 Man Booker Prize Winner. This new novel takes the reader on a haunting odyssey. Along the way the author asks profound questions about life and art, truth and deception, responsibility and complicity. ISBN: 9781921656255. Our Book No: 29624. $15 AUD.

76. McIntosh, Fiona (2013). Fields of Gold (Reprint ed). Melbourne: Penguin Books. 562 pp. Paperback thick trade, very good plus condition. This novel of high adventure, tragedy and enduring love, by well-known Australian writer, moves from the windswept cliffs of the Cornish coast to the goldmines of southern India. Charismatic womaniser Jack Bryant has the world at his feet, but when trouble catches up with him he's forced to flee Penzance for good. ISBN: 9780143568445. Our Book No: 28473. $16 AUD.

77. McIntosh, Fiona (2015). The Last Dance (1st ed). Melbourne: Penguin Books. 416 pp. Paperback thick octavo, very good condition, minor edgewear, edges & pages lightly toned. This novel moves from the Kentish Weald to the alleys and bazaars of Morocco. Stella Myles has her life turned upside down when her parents suicide, and she is left to care for her brother and sister. As Governess to the wealthy Ainsworth family she encounters many life changing events which are full of intrigue, danger and romance. Australian author of "The Lavender Keeper". ISBN: 9781921901973. Our Book No: 27979. $20 AUD.

78. McIntosh, Fiona (2015). The Perfumer's Secret (1st ed). Melbourne: Penguin Group. 384 pp. Paperback thick octavo, very good condition, pages faintly toned, minor edgewear corners. First edition. This historical novel of passion and determination, by Australian writer, begins on the eve of the First World War. Fleurette is the only daughter of the wealthy Delacroix perfume dynasty, and she is being forced to marry a man she loathes. This is a very passionate and dramatic story of duty, deception and desire. ISBN: 9780143799764. Our Book No: 29221. $18 AUD.

79. McVeigh, Laura (2017). Under the Almond Tree (1st p/b ed). London: Two Roads. 305 pp. Paperback octavo, very good condition, small mark fore-edge last few pages, minimal edgewear. This novel is about a girl named Samar and her family fleeing the conflict in Afghanistan in the 1990s. They are aboard the Trans-Siberian Express as it travels across Russia towards an uncertain future. ISBN: 9781473640849. Our Book No: 29321. $15 AUD.

80. Menen, Aubrey (1963). The Fig Tree. Harmondsworth: Penguin Books. 165 pp. Paperback, very good condition, pages lightly toned, top corner covers & few pages lightly creased, owner's written name & date. A novel set in Italy. Harry Wesley, a chapel-bred scientist of genius uses a chemical process to convert a fig-tree into the tree of life. Our Book No: 22940. $10 AUD.

81. Merimee, Prosper (1923). Carmen, Arsene Guillot, L'Abbe Aubain, La Dame de Pique, Les Bohemiens, Le Hussard, Nicolas Gogol. Paris: Calmann-Levy, Editeurs. 359 pp. Hardback octavo, good plus condition, half-bound (red leather spine & corners, gilt lettering & raised bands spine), marbled endpapers, pages lightly toned (title page very toned), edges foxed (& parts of some pages). (No 866 of 1600 copies.) Short stories by the French writer, in the French language. The opera Carmen was based in part on the novella of the same title by Prosper Merimee. Our Book No: 15896. $20 AUD.

82. Morrison, Toni (2007). The Bluest Eye (Modern reprint ed). London: Vintage / Random House. 212 pp. Paperback trade, very good plus condition. This novel by Nobel Prize winning author chronicles the tragic, torn lives of a poor black family in 1940s Ohio - Pauline, Cholly, Sam and Pecola. Pecola, unlovely and unloved, prays each night for blue eyes like those of her privileged blond white schoolfellows. She becomes the focus of the mingled love and hatred engendered by her family's frailty and the world's cruelty as the novel moves toward a savage but poignant resolution. ISBN: 9780099759911. Our Book No: 15917. $10 AUD.

83. O'Brien, Edna (2002). In the Forest (1st U.S. ed). New York: Houghton Mifflin. 262 pp. Hardback small, dustjacket, very good condition (in very good dustjacket). First American edition. Taken from a true story, a riveting, frightening and brilliantly told novel set in the countryside of western Ireland. ISBN: 0618197303. Our Book No: 20567. $10 AUD.

84. Oksanen, Sofi; Farbregd, Turid (translation) (2011). Utrenskning [Purge]. Norway: Forlaget Oktober. 333 pp. Paperback, very good plus condition. Bestselling novel by Estonian-Finnish writer, and winner of the Nordic Council Literature Prize, 2010. Translated from Finnish to Norwegian. The story of an old lady Allide and a forlorn young girl Zara. The elder has lived her entire life on the farm in western Estonia, the younger has grown up in the easternmost Russia and has sought her luck in Western Europe, but is now on the run from men who pursue her. Gradually we become aware of the bond that unites the two women. The action occurs in part during WW2 (1940s) during the Soviet occupation of Estonia, and partly in the early 1990s when a new Europe is taking shape. ISBN: 9788249508266. Our Book No: 16014. $15 AUD.

85. Orwell, George (2000). Animal Farm: A Fairy Story (Reprint ed) [Penguin classics]. London: Penguin Books. 113 pp. Paperback, very good plus condition, cover design differs from stock photo. Satirical novel about tyranny and corruption in society, based on animals taking over a farm. Originally published in 1945. ISBN: 0141182709. Our Book No: 3427B. $10 AUD.

86. Paige, Robin (2003). Death at Dartmoor: A Victorian Mystery (Reprint ed). New York: Berkley Books. 324 pp. Paperback small, very good plus condition. Historical crime fiction set around Britain's Dartmoor Prison. A great Victorian mystery to keep you guessing until the end! ISBN: 0425189090. Our Book No: 22031. $10 AUD.

87. Park, Ruth (1979). The Witch's Thorn. Harmondsworth: Penguin Books. 209 pp. Paperback, good plus condition, pages lightly toned, bottom edge & corner tip front cover creased, minor edgewear, non-author written dedication title page. First Penguin edition. The influence of Johnny Gow poisons the lives of everyone he touches in a sleepy New Zealand village. The third novel by the Irish-Australian novelist. ISBN: 014005314X. Our Book No: 3830. $10 AUD.

88. Parv, Valerie (2009). Heart and Craft: Bestselling Romance Writers Share Their Secrets with You (1st ed). Sydney: Allen & Unwin. 300 pp. Paperback trade, very good condition, minor edgewear, bottom corner front cover creased. The author and her co-contributors (Jennie Adams, Helen Bianchin, Daphne Clair, Lilian Darcy, Robyn Donald, Kelly Ethan, Alexis Fleming, Elizabeth Rolls and Meredith Webber) answer the questions most asked of published authors. Aimed at both new and experienced writers studying the craft, this fascinating guide will give you everything you need to know about writing romances and getting published. ISBN: 9781741757217. Our Book No: 23782. $15 AUD.

89. Peters, Ellis (1984). Saint Peter's Fair: A Mediaeval Whodunnit (Reprint ed) [Cadfael Chronicles]. London: Futura. 220 pp. Paperback, very good condition, pages lightly toned, minor edgewear. Brother Cadfael solves another crime in medieval England. ISBN: 0708825575. Our Book No: 24719. $10 AUD.

90. Peters, Ellis (1985). The Pilgrim of Hate: A Mediaeval Whodunnit [Cadfael Chronicles]. London: Futura. 190 pp. Paperback, very good condition, pages faintly toned, minor edgewear. Brother Cadfael solves another crime in medieval England. ISBN: 0708827373. Our Book No: 24718. $10 AUD.

91. Peters, Ellis (1985). The Sanctuary Sparrow: A Mediaeval Whodunnit (Reprint ed) [Cadfael Chronicles]. London: Futura. 221 pp. Paperback, very good condition, pages faintly toned, base spine little bumped, minor edgewear. Brother Cadfael solves another crime in medieval England. ISBN: 0708825842. Our Book No: 24721. $10 AUD.

92. Peters, Ellis (1991). An Excellent Mystery: A Mediaeval Whodunnit (Reprint ed) [Cadfael Chronicles]. London: Futura Publications. 253 pp. Paperback, very good condition, scuff mark base spine, minor edgewear. Brother Cadfael solves another crime in medieval England. ISBN: 0708828671. Our Book No: 25057. $10 AUD.

93. Peters, Ellis (1991). The Virgin in the Ice: A Mediaeval Whodunnit (Reprint ed) [Cadfael Chronicles]. London: Futura Publications. 271 pp. Paperback, very good condition, minor edgewear, faint sticker mark flyleaf. Brother Cadfael solves another crime in medieval England. ISBN: 0708825834. Our Book No: 25058. $10 AUD.

94. Peterswald, Rosemary Esmonde (2010). Bird of Paradise (1st stated ed). Trinity Beach, QLD: Ballynastragh Books. 357 pp. Paperback octavo, very good condition, minimal edgewear. Set during the period of the Vietnam War, against a backdrop of evocative tropical heat, menace, and intrigue. This novel, set in New Guinea, explores the tangled emotions of love, loss, and betrayal, climaxing in dramatic and unexpected consequences. ISBN: 9780980780703. Our Book No: 24867. $15 AUD.

95. Praed, Rosa; Webby, Elizabeth (introduction) (1993). The Bond of Wedlock [Australian Books on Demand]. Canberra, Cook: Mulini Press. 114 pp. Paperback large octavo, very good condition, few black & white drawings, rear cover creased, minor edgewear. A tale of London life that is one of the English novels of the Australian author. This story, first published in 1887, captures the society of late 19th century London. The heroine is married to an unsuitable husband and falls in love with a handsome, wealthy man. The plot revolves around her husband, her father and her new "ideal", revealing how they manipulate this unfortunate, discontented woman. (Estimated date, 1993, Trove catalogue. No 7 in the series.). ISBN: 0949910384. Our Book No: 24377. $13 AUD.

96. Reid, T. (Thomas) (1934). Where White and Brown Meet. London: Trefoil Publishing Company. 328 pp. Hardback small octavo, dustjacket, good condition (in good dustjacket), cloth cover spine faded (lightly flecked), foxing prelim pages & fore-edge, edges toned, pages lightly toned, small edge & spine tears jacket (about 20% spine MISSING mainly top edge), protected by removable semiarchival plastic sleeve. (Estimated date, 1934, Trove catalogue.) Novel of inter-racial relationships, considered bold for the time. From the blurb: "On an Eastern liner, meet three white men, and two white girls married to a Sinhalese and Tamil respectively. Amid the clash of race in lovely Ceylon occur adventures of mind and body. The tragic, the ludicrous, realism and imagination, beauty and squalor, life as it is in the East emerge in a candid book that once read will not be forgotten". Our Book No: 18020. $80 AUD.

97. Reilly, Matthew (2011). Scarecrow and the Army of Thieves (1st ed). Sydney: Pan Macmillan. 400 pp. Hardback octavo, dustjacket, very good condition (in very good dustjacket), endpaper diagram, minor edgewear jacket (top corner front cover little scuffed), edges & pages lightly toned, top corner covers lightly bumped. First edition. This novel by the popular Australian writer is about an abandoned Soviet base in the Arctic. The battle to save the world has begun. In a top-secret base known only as Dragon Island, there is a weapon of terrible destructive force, a weapon that has just been reactivated, and a small team up in the Arctic led by Marine captain Schofield, call-sign Scarecrow, is the closest to Dragon Island. ISBN: 9781742610283. Our Book No: 27300. $20 AUD.

98. Richardson, Matthew (2001). The Halstead Treasury of Ancient Science Fiction (1st ed). Sydney: Halstead Press. 191 pp. Paperback octavo, very good condition, cover corners lightly creased, rear cover scratched, covers lightly creased, minor edgewear. Consists of historical science fiction stories written in Japan, in Rome, and other places worldwide, edited with commentary by Richardson. Authors such as Cicero and Plato join forces with unknown writers of the ancient world. The translations from five different languages are vivid. Each story is followed by a brief commentary relating it to the science and writing of the times, with notes to explain the less obvious meanings. ISBN: 1875684646. Our Book No: 23373. $12 AUD.

99. Rodriguez, Deborah (2011). The Little Coffee Shop of Kabul: One Little Cafe, Five Extraordinary Women (1st ed). Sydney: Bantam. 370 pp. Paperback trade, very good condition, faint edgewear. Novel about five women whose lives all become interwoven in Kabul, Afghanistan. This is the author's fiction debut. The book also includes tips & recipes. ISBN: 9781742753904. Our Book No: 28106. $10 AUD.

100. Scheunemann, Frauke; Frisch, Shelley (translator) (2012). Puppy Love: A Story of Love, Life, and the Best Friend a Girl Could Ever Have (1st English ed). London: Corvus / Atlantic Books. 297 pp. Paperback octavo, very good condition, pages faintly toned, small biro mark fore-edge. Bestselling novel, set in Germany, about a beautiful little dachshund mix named Hercules, who wants to find the perfect man for his much loved mistress, Caroline who has terrible taste in men. Hercules tells the story from his point of view, which makes this a delightful and funny book for anyone who likes dogs. ISBN: 9780857893147. Our Book No: 29351. $10 AUD.

101. Solzhenitsyn, Alexander (1973). One Day in the Life of Ivan Denisovich (Reprint ed). Harmondsworth: Penguin Books. 143 pp. Paperback, very good condition. ISBN: 0140020535. Our Book No: 3960. $10 AUD.

102. Souhami, Diana (2007). Coconut Chaos (Pitcairn, Mutiny and a Seduction at Sea) (Reprint ed). London: Weidenfeld & Nicolson. 257 pp. Hardback octavo, dustjacket, very good plus condition (in very good plus dustjacket). Novel based on the mutiny on the Bounty that weaves facts with fiction. At dawn on 27 April 1789 Fletcher Christian, master's mate on the HMS Bounty, took a coconut to quench his thirst from the supply on the quarterdeck. But the consequences followed: mutiny; Captain Bligh's navigation 3000 miles across the Pacific in an open boat in violent weather without maps or supplies and with starving men; the colonising of Pitcairn Island; the shipwreck on the Great Barrier Reef of HMS Pandora sent to capture the mutineers; and, two hundred years later, the seduction of the narrator in a rudderless yacht on stormy seas. This singular tale by a Whitbread Prize-winning writer connects the famous mutiny on the Bounty in the Pacific Ocean in 1789 to the plight of the islanders of Pitcairn now. Its conceptual core is chaos theory: how a small chance thing, the taking of a coconut by Fletcher Christian from William Bligh's stores on the ship, had dramatic ramifications that continue today. ISBN: 9780297847878. Our Book No: 15901. $15 AUD.

103. Stein, Garth (2008). The Art of Racing in the Rain: A Novel (A Heart Wrenching Love Story and a Moving Tale of Redemption, as only a Dog Could Tell It) (Reprint ed). London: HarperCollins. 321 pp. Paperback trade, very good condition, pages faintly toned, minor edgewear. This is the moving American novel of a family with a very special dog named Enzo, who tells most of the story from how he looks at life. ISBN: 9780007284764. Our Book No: 28082. $15 AUD.

104. Swift, Graham (2012). Last Orders (Reissue ed). London: Picador. 323 + 32 pp. Paperback trade, very good condition, pages faintly toned, light crease front cover, minor edgewear. This novel won the Booker Prize in 1996. This is a reissue by Picador to celebrate their 40th anniversary in 2012. They are reissuing a selection of classic fiction. This book is the author's most poignant exploration of the complexity and courage of ordinary lives. ISBN: 9781447202820. Our Book No: 29009. $14 AUD.

105. Tessa, Duder (2007). Night Race to Kawau (Reissue, reprint ed). New Zealand: Puffin Books / Penguin Group (NZ). 206 pp. Paperback, very good condition, pages faintly toned, faint foxing edges, top corner creased front cover, minor edgewear. This novel for young adults is about a 12-year-old girl named Sam who is excited to learn that her Dad has decided that their family will take part in the night race to Kawau Island in their boat Aratika. When a gale blows up, her father is knocked unconscious while trying to take the spinnaker down. Can Sam and her mother sail the Aratika through the gale and get the family to safe harbour? Winner of the Gaelyn Gordon Award for a Much-Loved Book. ISBN: 9780143303459. Our Book No: 29626. $15 AUD.

106. Thomas, Dylan (1956). Portrait of the Artist as a Young Dog (Reprint ed). London: Guild Books / J. M. Dent. 128 pp. Paperback small, good plus condition, heritage pictorial cover, pages toned, edgewear. Autobiographical novel based on the young Welsh poet's childhood, before he moved to London. In this, his third book, the author deepens his now recognisable gift of Blake-like fantasy with a sense of drama. He introduces realism into the story, enriching it with bold character studies, bizarre and humorous scenes, moments of revelation and terror, and paroxysms of love and hate. Our Book No: 11832. $10 AUD.

107. Timms, E. V. (1955). Ten Wicked Men. Sydney: Angus & Robertson. 250 pp. Hardback octavo, dustjacket, very good condition (in very good dustjacket), minor edgewear, owner's written name front free flyleaf, protected by removable semiarchival plastic sleeve. An abridged version of the his novel "Maelstrom", first published in 1938. A powerful and fascinating novel of high drama and deep-chuckling mirth, about the maelstrom of events in New France surrounding the great Cardinal Richelieu and his clever successor Mazarin. Includes adventures in England (mentions Cromwell) and French Canada. Our Book No: 14593. $15 AUD.

108. Timms, E. V. (1956). The Falcon. Sydney: Angus & Robertson. 235 pp. Hardback octavo, dustjacket, very good condition (in good dustjacket), pages lightly toned, edge tears & minor loss jacket (minor edgewear), endpapers toned. First edition, as this title. The writer of Australian historical romances here produces an historical novel set in the 17th century England. During the reign of Charles II, Englishmen saw the power and ambition of Louis XIV of France a deadly threat to their nation. Plot and counter-plot simmered under the glittering surface of court life, ever ready to explode into violent action. Originally published in 1931 as "Whitehall". Our Book No: 25069. $20 AUD.

109. Tindall, Gillian (2003). The Man Who Drew London: Wenceslaus Hollar in Reality and Imagination. London: Pimlico / Random House. 242 pp. Paperback octavo, very good condition, drawings, light crease rear cover, top corner tip front cover lightly scuffed, pages faintly toned, minor edgewear. An historical biographical novel about Wenceslaus Hollar, a 17th-century London artist famous for his etchings. The author has used numerous sources to create a montage of Hollar's life and times, and of the illustrious lives that touched his life. It is a carefully researched factual account, but the author has used her novelist's skill to form an intricate whole - a life's texture which is also an absorbing and occasionally tragic story. ISBN: 0712667571. Our Book No: 26636. $14 AUD.

110. Toibin, Colm (2014). Nora Webster. Sydney: Pan Macmillan. 311 pp. Paperback octavo, very good condition, minor edgewear. A magnificent seventh novel, set in Wexford, Ireland, about a fiercely compelling young widow and mother of four, navigating grief and fear, struggling for hope. Widowed at 40, Nora has lost the man who rescued her from a stifling world. Now she fears she may be drawn back into it. Wounded, strong-willed, clinging to secrecy in a tiny community where everyone knows your business, Nora is drowning in her own sorrow and blind to the grief of her young sons, who have lost their father. Yet she has moments of stunning empathy and kindness, and when she begins to sing again - after many years - she finds solace herself - a memorable heroine. ISBN: 9781743532195. Our Book No: 16898. $20 AUD.

111. Toohey, John (2002). Quiros (1st p/b ed). Sydney, Potts Point: Duffy & Snellgrove. 262 pp. Paperback trade, very good condition, minor edgewear, cover creased along spine, remainder stripe bottom edge. Adventure novel based on the life of the Spanish explorer and navigator, Quiros (d. 1615), who sailed across the Pacific in search of the Great South Land, to tragic consequences. ISBN: 1876631244. Our Book No: 25644. $16 AUD.

112. Torday, Paul (2012). The Legacy of Hartlepool Hall. London: Orion Books. 280 pp. Paperback octavo, as new condition. Novel from the bestselling author of "Salmon Fishing in the Yemen". Ed Hartlepool has been living in self-imposed exile for five years, but with a settlement regarding his inheritance looming, he returns to his ancestral seat, Hartlepool Hall. He discovers his father has left him a seven million pound tax bill, massive overdrafts, an 80-year-old butler, and a vast dilapidated country estate. Furthermore, there is a strange woman in residence, Lady Alice. With debts mounting, iEd turns to a property developer who plans to turn the Hall into luxury flats and a golf course. Can Ed save his inheritance without this drastic move? Is Lady Alice the lady she claims to be? ISBN: 9780297863212. Our Book No: 15040. $13 AUD.

113. Tournier, Michel; Bray, Barbara (translator) (1997). The Ogre (Reprint ed). Baltimore: Johns Hopkins University Press. 373 pp. Paperback trade, very good plus condition, minimal edgewear. Winner of the Prix Goncourt, France's most prestigious literary award. This is a story of innocence, perversion, and obsession. It follows the passage of strange, gentle Abel Tiffauges from submissive schoolboy to "ogre" of the Nazi school at the castle Kaltenborn, taking us deep into the dark heart of fascism. A remarkable blend of myth and realism. ISBN: 080185590X. Our Book No: 27704. $18 AUD.

114. Trevylyan, Kitty; Charles, Elizabeth Rundle (1880). Diary of Mrs Kitty Trevylyan: A Story of the Times of Whitefield and the Wesleys. London: T. Nelson & Sons. 304 pp. Hardback small octavo, no jacket as issued, very good condition, pale brown leather cover (embossed gilt surrounds, spine intricate gilt design with raised bands and red title label), marbled endpapers, all edges gilt, leather lightly scratched, flyleaves & edges lightly foxed, edge tear repaired half-title page, some edgewear, faint rubber stamp title page. Fine binding. An historical Christian novel written in diary form. This anonymous book was written by the popular British writer, Elizabeth Rundle Charles, who is best known for the "Chronicles of the Schonberg-Cotta Family" (about Martin Luther), and who wrote in total about 50 semi-religious novels. SALE PRICE (fine binding). Our Book No: 12739. $15 AUD.

115. Trout, Nick (2013). The Patron Saint of Lost Dogs. Sydney, Crows Nest: Allen & Unwin. 337 pp. Paperback octavo, very good condition, minor edgewear. This book is a tale of new beginnings, forgiveness, and the American vet who finally finds his way home. He has a lot of help from his animal patients who help him to heal. ISBN: 9781743316627. Our Book No: 28100. $15 AUD.

116. Von Arnim, Elizabeth; Vickers, Sally (introduction) (2012). The Enchanted April (Modern reprint ed) [Penguin Modern Classics]. London: Penguin Books. 220 pp. Paperback trade, very good condition, reader crease spine, minor edgewear. This novel, originally published in 1922, is a funny and delightful look at what it is like to rediscover joy when four British women decide to holiday in the Italian Riviera. ISBN: 9780141191829. Our Book No: 27382. $10 AUD.

117. West, Rebecca (1956). The Harsh Voice: Four Short Novels. Harmondsworth: Penguin Books. 251 pp. Paperback, good condition, traditional orange cover, pages toned as usual, spine & edges lightly foxed, minor edgewear. The short novels are: Life Sentence - There is No Conversation - The Salt of the Earth - The Abiding Vision. Our Book No: 11992. $10 AUD.

118. Whittemore, Edward; Hazleton, Lesley (introduction) (2002). Jerusalem Poker. Baltimore: Old Earth Books. 424 pp. Paperback octavo, very good condition. Volume 2 of the "Jerusalem Quartet". Breathtaking espionage novel, set mainly in Jerusalem from 1921 to1933. Chronicles the 12-year poker game for control of Jerusalem among an unusual trio of gamblers representing Europe, Asia and Africa. Written by a former American CIA officer who worked in the Middle east for many years. ISBN: 1882968239. Our Book No: 16108. $20 AUD.