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The Exeter Book Riddles: Revised Edition
1 The Exeter Book Riddles: Revised Edition
U. K. Penguin 1993 0140433678 / 9780140433678 Glossy Soft Cover Very Good 12mo 
124 pages. This is a translation of the 96 Anglo-Saxon poems from the 11th-century "Exeter Book". Ranging from natural phenomena to animal and bird life, from the Christian concept of creation to prosaic domestic objects, the riddles are full of sharp observation and earthy humour. 
Price: 8.50 AUD
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51st State? (Scribe Short Books), Altman, Dennis
2 Altman, Dennis 51st State? (Scribe Short Books)
Australia Scribe 2006 1920769986 / 9781920769987 1st Edition Soft Cover Good 12mo 
137 pages. Australian prime ministers since Harold Holt have all fostered close relationships with the United States, but John Howard has initiated economic and military policies that have bound the two countries even tighter. As a result, many Australians now believe that not only our sovereignty but also our very identity as a nation is under threat, and that we are fast becoming America's 51st state. If this view is correct, it should be reflected not only in our foreign policy but also in our domestic policies. Indeed, the weakening of social safety nets, the privatisation of areas long seen as government responsibilities, and the signing of the Free Trade Agreement all point to the triumph of US-style neo-liberalism. Yet, as Dennis Altman shows, the story is not so simple. Even as official rhetoric immerses us ever deeper into the US worldview, the resilience of the Australian social contract is imposing real limits on the application of neo-liberal principles. And, despite his enthusiastic membership of the coalition of the willing, Howard has assiduously cultivated economic and political ties within our region which, as the global balance of power shifts, will become increasingly relevant. In this elegant and sophisticated meditation on Australian identity, Altman suggests that the tendency to attribute malign American influence to everything we dislike about the contemporary world is the flipside of seeing the US as the only model worthy of emulation, and serves to conceal the deeper questions we face namely, how does Australia imagine its future? 
Price: 9.00 AUD
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Why Come to Slaka?, Bradbury, Malcolm
3 Bradbury, Malcolm Why Come to Slaka?
U. K. Penguin 1991 0140175350 / 9780140175356 1st Edition Glossy Soft Cover Very Good 12mo 
96 pages including b/w illustrations. Though you'll never find Slaka on any map, it's a place as captivating, infuriating, bureaucratic, chaotic, comic, sinister and historic as any you're likely to come across. An Eastern European country first encountered in the author's "Rates of Exchange". This is a guide to this country. A first-time visitor to the eastern European country of Slaka, Dr Petworth manages to give a controversial lecture, get embroiled in the thorny thickets of sexual and domestic intrigues, fall in love and still find time to see the main tourist attractions. 
Price: 9.50 AUD
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Indigo Blue, Cassidy, Cathy
4 Cassidy, Cathy Indigo Blue
United Kingdom Puffin 2005 0141317841 / 9780141317847 1st Edition Glossy Pictorial Soft Cover Very Good 12mo 
185 pages. Indigo's mum loves the colour blue. Blue is the colour of her favourite things - bluebirds, bluebells, the sky. So much so that she named her children Indigo and Misty - shades of blue, special colours, magical colours. Indie loves her mum. But blue isn't always a happy colour - and there's a lot of sad stuff in her mum's life. And now suddenly she wants them to run away from their lovely house and leave Max - mum's fella - behind. Indie doesn't know why. Or where they're going. Or how to tell her friends. In a dingy old flat with a grumpy neighbour, no heating and only biscuits to eat, Indie begins to realise that her mum's got a secret - a reason she really needed to get away. Indie mustn't let her go near Max again - or something terrible will happen. A powerful, moving and tender book about love, family, domestic violence - and what it feels like to get the blues. 
Price: 7.50 AUD
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Women Without Husbands: An Exploration of the Margins of Marriage, Chandler, Joan
5 Chandler, Joan Women Without Husbands: An Exploration of the Margins of Marriage
UK Macmillan Education 1991 0333513665 / 9780333513668 1st Edition Soft Cover Good 12mo 
188 indexed pages.. Increasing numbers of women live outside marriage or in marriages in which partners live largely separate lives. This book looks at the lives of such women, their sources of social and economic support as well as how they manage and organize their household routines. It explores the implications of their of their marginality to marriage for their domestic power, their familial relationships and their independent identity. Contents: Women and the margins of marriage; conceptual themes and issues; emotional and personal lives; support from family and friends; economic circumstances; household routines and domestic power; relationships with children; reconstituting marriages and partnerships. 
Price: 16.00 AUD
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Bean There, Drunk That ... the Definitive Guide to Coffee and the World of the Barista, David gee; Matthew Gee
6 David gee; Matthew Gee Bean There, Drunk That ... the Definitive Guide to Coffee and the World of the Barista
Australia Blue Wave Coffee 2004 097516810X / 9780975168103 1st Edition Pictorial Soft Cover Good 12mo 
128 pages including b/w illustrations and bibliographical references. A book designed for everyone who enjoys coffee It covers everything from: the history of coffee; growing, harvesting and roasting coffee; coffee freshness; the grinder; the espresso machine; frothing milk; pouring the different coffees; home espresso machines; getting and keeping a job as a barista. This book concentrates on the production of excellent gourmet coffee and the authors, being barista teachers themselves, convey this in a way that is both easy to read and entertaining. Simply put, bean there, drunk that...is the perfect manual for the barista, the aficionado or even the shameless coffee snob! "These guys are the first ones to admit that coffee isn't rocket science. This book's not insulting but practical and that s what being a barista is all about. - Amanda Morris, barista, Fortitude Valley, QLD "A damn good read. It's given me much more fodder for our dinner parties." - Joan Burnham-Dare, 38 year-old mother of two, Bronte, NSW "This book is coffee viagra. After two years in the cupboard, my Krups is now making several great cups of coffee a day." - Tim Gravino, domestic coffee lover, Broome, WA "Move over Obi- Wan...Matt and Dave are my new spiritual guides." - Ben Jacobs, barista, Byron Bay, NSW. 
Price: 15.00 AUD
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Australia: Boom to Bust: The Great Australian Credit & Property Bubble, David, Lindsay
7 David, Lindsay Australia: Boom to Bust: The Great Australian Credit & Property Bubble
U.S.A. Lindsay David 2014 1497503868 / 9781497503861 1st Edition Soft Cover Good 12mo 
227 pages. "How much longer can the China construction boom last?" "At the height of the Global Financial Crisis, the American banking system was too big to fail. Today, the Australian banking system is too big to save." Australia: Boom to Bust dives deeply into the plausible collapse of the "Three Pillars" of the Australian economy: Banks, Natural Resources and Real Estate. Lindsay David provides unique commentary on the true state of the Australian economy and identifies major defects in the structures of the Three Pillars. Toxic levels of private sector debt sponsored by Australia's largest banks has managed to flood already-inflated asset classes of the Pillars on the back of a once-in-a-lifetime construction boom and property bubble in China. Compelling data and research suggests that the Australian economy has lost touch with reality and has gambled away its banking system to propel the mining and property markets into unchartered waters. Powerful Australian property and banking pundits have successfully led Australians to believe that the unusually high cost of real estate is justified. The pundits tell us that Australia is simply "different." Pundits love to use the word "boom," but they rarely use the word "bust." When a country as a whole and its cities lack density alongside a median house price that is more than six times the median household income, there is only one word that can describe the true state of the Australian property sector-bubble. The domestic banking sector in Australia learned absolutely nothing from past economic downturns in Japan, America, Spain and Ireland. Unfortunately, it will suffer the same sad fate that its northern-hemisphere peers did, as history has a good track record of repeating itself. The warnings signs of a toxic Australian credit bubble could not be any clearer-they have simply been ignored. 
Price: 17.50 AUD
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Digging, Dowse, Sara
8 Dowse, Sara Digging
Australia Penguin 1996 0140255036 / 9780140255034 1st Edition Pictorial Soft Cover Very Good 12mo 
193 pages. Author's fifth novel. A woman sees a ghost on a suburban street - of Carly, the dog she owned many years before, when her teenage son was a baby. and she was struggling to establish a new kind of connection with his archaeologist father. But it wasn't only the archaeologist who made a practice of digging. Following her dog's lead. she begins to make a journey of her own into the past, never suspecting just what it is she will find. With grace and sensitivity, Sara Dowse, the highly acclaimed author of Sapphires, tracks the dissolution of a difficult love. Employing elements of myth. folk tales and the language of dreams, "Digging" is an elegant, complex novel about the elusiveness of memory, and the ways in which instinct and intellect do battle in our relationships with friends, lovers and family. Sara Dowse is a prize-winning writer of reviews and Canberra-themed fiction. A feminist and women's rights activist, she was a member of the Women's Liberation Movement and the Women's Electoral Lobby-ACT. 
Price: 12.00 AUD
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The banana Book, Enevoldson, Stella
9 Enevoldson, Stella The banana Book
Australia The Big Banana Stapled Cover Good Large 12mo 
Price: 17.00 AUD
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Media and Politics: An Introduction, Errington, Wayne; Miragliotta, Narelle
10 Errington, Wayne; Miragliotta, Narelle Media and Politics: An Introduction
Australia Oxford University Press 2007 0195558340 / 9780195558340 1st Edition Soft Cover Very Good Large 8vo 
ix + 254 indexed pages including bibliography. Textbook for 2nd and 3rd year Politics and Media and Communications students studying subjects on Media and Politics. A comprehensive introduction to the politics of the Australian media, particularly the effect that Australia's liberal democratic tradition has on the operation and structure of the media, and in turn the effect of the media on politics. It examines the development and evolution of the Australian media, as well as the key debates and controversies which have shaped the domestic media landscape in the last decade. It seeks to explain the dynamics of contemporary media policy and technology while using an approach that locates such changes in enduring principles of political power and institutional behaviour It maps outs the key institutions, ideas and actors which influence the operation of the Australian media i.e. the legal and bureaucratic framework, the regulators, the interest groups and the public, providing a strong framework to understand the relationship between media and politics in Australia. Contents: 1. The Liberal Democratic Tradition and Australia's Media: An Introduction; 2. An Overview of the Australian Media: The Actors, Institutions and Processes; 3. The Public and Media: Couch Potato or Rational Consumers?; 4. The News Media in Action: Pawn, Villain or Saint?; 5. The Politics of Spin; 6. The Permanent Campaign; 7. The Proscription and Prescription of Media Content; 8. New Developments in Media Ownership; 9. Public Broadcasting: Wither the ABC and SBS?; 10. New Media and the Prospects for Democracy; 11. Global Politics, Global Media. 
Price: 17.50 AUD
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I'm Ready Now - A Novella, Featherstone, Nigel
11 Featherstone, Nigel I'm Ready Now - A Novella
Australia Blemish Books 2012 0980755689 / 9780980755688 1st Edition Pictorial Soft Cover Good 12mo 
157 pages. Following the death of her husband, Lynne Gleeson travels from her grand ancestral Hobart home to visit her son Gordon in Sydney. Lynne is alone for the first time in her life and has big plans, but does she have the courage to see them through? Meanwhile Gordon, emotionally isolated and lost in his Year of Living Ridiculously, is determined to find stimulation wherever he can, regardless of the consequences. But will Gordon's last adventure prove too much for the people who love him? I'm Ready Now is a contemporary exploration of family, intimacy and loss that navigates an intricate course between the places you leave behind and the places that call out to you. 
Price: 17.00 AUD
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China Across the Divide: The Domestic and Global in Politics and Society, Foot, Rosemary (Editor
12 Foot, Rosemary (Editor China Across the Divide: The Domestic and Global in Politics and Society
U.S.A. Oxford University Press 2013 0199919887 / 9780199919888 1st Edition Soft Cover Very Good 12mo 
231 indexed pages. Understanding China's role in the world has become one of the crucial intellectual challenges of the 21st century. Recognizing the interpenetrated nature of the domestic and international spheres, this book uncovers some of the key interactions between the global and domestic forces that determine China's external behavior. The first section of the book concentrates on the role of ideas. It examines Chinese conceptions, at both the elite and mass levels, of the country's status and role in global politics, and how these conceptions can influence and frame policies. The second section provides evidence of Chinese societal involvement in transnational processes that are simultaneously transforming China and other parts of the world, often in unintended ways. The third section assesses the impact of globalization on China in issue areas that are central to global order, and outlines the domestic responses-from resistance to embrace-that it generates. Adopting a multidisciplinary approach involving scholars in international relations, history, social anthropology, and area studies, this book offers a sophisticated understanding of Chinese thought and behavior and illustrates the impact that China's re-emergence is having on 21st century global order. 
Price: 17.00 AUD
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The Men's Room: A thinking man's guide to surviving women of the next Millennium, Green, Toby; Welling, Ray
13 Green, Toby; Welling, Ray The Men's Room: A thinking man's guide to surviving women of the next Millennium
Australia Random House 1999 0091841887 / 9780091841881 1st Edition Glossy Pictorial Soft Cover Good 12mo 
xxi + 220 indexed pages including bibliography. After thirty years of hard work by feminists all around the world, women now have a much better idea of what they want and how to get it. Men, on the other hand, don't know if they're Arthur or Martha. They have been told in no uncertain terms that the old ways of relating to the opposite sex are not on, but they haven't been involved in setting any new terms of engagement. For men, the rise of the women's movement has been marked by the ostracism of the macho man, the rise and fall of the SNAG, the emergence of the loveable and laughable dope. Sadly, it has also been accompanied by a dramatic rise in domestic violence, divorce, workaholism and suicide.Psychologist Toby Green has seen and treated increasing numbers of men in crisis. In "The Men's Room" she chronicles the mess men are in, and more importantly, offers a sensible solution to the crisis. Toby has written a prescription that men can follow which will take them into the next millennium as integrated individuals and fulland equal partners with women.Toby’s no-nonsense style works as well on paper as it does on the couch. This book is liberally sprinkled with anecdotes from Toby’s files, stories all men - and women - will identify with. Her candid observations and wise and witty advice makes "The Men's Room" the definitive guide for confused men at the end of the millennium. 
Price: 18.00 AUD
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Common Household Pests: Homeowner's Guide to Detection and Control, Hadlington, Phillip
14 Hadlington, Phillip Common Household Pests: Homeowner's Guide to Detection and Control
Australia University of New South Wales Press 1999 0868406252 / 9780868406251 1st Edition Soft Cover Very Good 4to 
72 indexed pages including colour illustrations and bibliography. Common Household Pests: A Homeowner's Guide to Detection and Control is a companion book to the very successful Termites and Borers: A homeowner's Guide to Detection and Control (also written by Phillip Hadlington and Christine Marsden). It follows the same practical, plain-English approach that has made its companion so popular. This book explores non-chemical as well as chemical means of control; includes many practical 'what to do" sections; promotes strategies of prevention as a first measure to achieve control; answers common householder questions about domestic pests; and it helps people to identify harmless and useful insects and spiders, as well as the disease-spreading and dangerous ones. 
Price: 10.00 AUD
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Tea and Tranquillizers: the diary of a happy housewife, Harpwood, Diane
15 Harpwood, Diane Tea and Tranquillizers: the diary of a happy housewife
United Kingdom Virago Pr 1981 0860681246 / 9780860681243 1st Edition Glossy Pictorial Soft Cover Good 12mo Corinne Pearlman 
164 pages. Monday October 26th 'I start my day the Valium way at 7.20 when my departing husband brings me a mug of tea. My two children burst into the bedroom yelling, shouting, bawling. They've been up since 6 ... Between the hours of 11 and 12, I pass my time in the gentle art of housekeeping as is my wont on most days of most weeks of most years, making beds, dusting furniture in case anybody calls. Who’s goingto call? Who is there to call? ls there anybody out there?’ This is Jane Bennett speaking. Sharp observation and biting wit characterise this brilliant fictional diary of a housewife. We meet our heroine ten years into marriage, negotiating the perils of daily domestic routine - the drama and boredom, frustrations and fulfilments of life as a wife and mother. Here is life as it is lived by millions of women. Hilarious and heartbreaking, it is the inside story of every girl's dream. 
Price: 12.50 AUD
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Working from Home: A survival Guide for Women, Haydon, Sheila
16 Haydon, Sheila Working from Home: A survival Guide for Women
Australia Nelson 1986 0170067564 / 9780170067560 1st Edition Glossy Pictorial Soft Cover Good 12mo 
161 indexed pages including line drawings and bibliography. Most women see paid employment as important (or necessary). Most also have domestic responsibilities that can make full-time salaried employment a major source of tension. Child care and other support services simply have not kept pace with women’s professional aspirations and needs. Working from (though not necessarily at) home can be an attractive way of solving conflict and avoiding constant and painful compromise. This book looks at why many women today choose this option, and the issues you should consider in setting up a business: legal requirements; costing and setting fees; accounting procedures; general organisation; child care services (with key addresses); domestic strategies. This information is presented in a light-hearted and readable style, supported by case histories of women who have successfully developed their own home-based working lives. ln I 918 Sheila Haydon swapped her successful career as a scientific writer in conventional employment to become a self-employed freelancer specialising in technical and scientific material... she has not looked back. Married, with two children, she is familiar with the problems of satisfying business and domestic responsibilities in a way that keeps her family happy and herself, the home-based worker, sane! 
Price: 10.00 AUD
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Chooks in the City, Hill, Alyson
17 Hill, Alyson Chooks in the City
Australia Ginninderra Press 2007 1740274148 / 9781740274142 1st Edition Soft Cover Very Good 12mo 
56 pages including colour illustrations. Chooks in the City is filled with beginner's information and the common sense you need to set chickens up in your own city backyard. For a productive pet, you can't go past chickens! 
Price: 10.00 AUD
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All in the Blue Unclouded Weather, Klein, Robin
18 Klein, Robin All in the Blue Unclouded Weather
Australia Puffin 1992 0140349820 / 9780140349825 1st Australian Edition Glossy Pictorial Soft Cover Very Good 12mo 
162 pages. A collection of interlinked stories set in the late 1940s in an Australian country town which focus on the four young Melling sisters: Vivienne, Cathy, Heather and Grace. Each story links the girls and their friends together in a variety of domestic events and problems. The stories present a nostalgic feel for the post-war years. Klein again shows that she's a master of dialogue, sibling dynamics, and youthful characters at once unique and undeniably creatures of their age group. For teenagers. Tanning book. 
Price: 7.00 AUD
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Ecologic: Creating a Sustainable Future, McEwen, Sandra
19 McEwen, Sandra Ecologic: Creating a Sustainable Future
Australia Powerhouse Publishing 2004 1863170987 / 9781863170987 1st Edition Soft Cover Very Good Folio 
105 indexed pages. Includes colour illustrations and bibliographical references. This book is about hopes, fears, imagination and action. It is about redesigning the way we use resources to ensure the long-term future of this planet. A world-wide push for ecological sustainability is fuelling the next great industrial revolution. What are the major issues for Australia? What are government and industry doing about it? And what can we do to protect the environment, the economy, ourselves and tomorrow’s children? The answers can be found in this book. Through numerous case studies, this book looks at urban planning issues, the true cost of industry, salinity and soil degradation, water management and environmental activism. It shows how innovative design at every level of domestic, industrial and agricultural life can help us meet our needs while conserving fragile resources. An essential resource for all those who want to know why action is needed and what can be done. Published in conjunction with the EcoLogic: creating a sustainable future exhibition at the Powerhouse Museum (July 2001). There is a name and a phone number in the first page. Over 0.5kg. Extra postage charges apply. 
Price: 22.00 AUD
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The m Factor: Men and Their Health, Pattison, Andrew
20 Pattison, Andrew The m Factor: Men and Their Health
Australia Simon & Schuster 1998 0731806972 / 9780731806973 1st Edition Glossy Pictorial Soft Cover Very Good 12mo 
xii + 162 indexed pages. Includes bibliographical references and b/w illustrations. Here are the real facts about the real issues in men's health. An essential handbook for men of all ages, The M Factor explores ways for men to take responsibility for their own health. Practical, commonsense health tips are provided for helping to prevent heart attacks, cancer, stroke, impotence -- and dealing with communication problems, domestic violence and sexually transmitted diseases. Interesting case studies and comments from men provide extra insight into the importance of being aware of the warning signals of bad health. 
Price: 7.50 AUD
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