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Warrior of the Law - Starblazer No 236
1 Warrior of the Law - Starblazer No 236
U. K. D.C. Thomson 1989 1st Edition Pictorial Soft Cover Good 12mo 
66 b/w illustrated pages. Lawman Geronimo Crow, a full-blooded Red Indian of the 25th ' Century, had a certain reputation for independent action. And it was a reputation that led to him doing a solo stint in deep space, trying to find an elusive supercrook with a lethal line in extortion. This made Mr Crow angry , angry enough for him to go on the warpath. 
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Ten Things I Hate about Me, Abdel-Fattah, Randa
2 Abdel-Fattah, Randa Ten Things I Hate about Me
Australia Pan 2006 033042274X / 9780330422741 Reprint Glossy Pictorial Soft Cover Very Good 12mo 
278 pages. Jamie wants to be the real thing. From the roots of her dyed blonde hair ... There are a lot of things Jamie hates about her life: her dark hair, her dad's Stone Age Charter of Curfew Rights, her real name - Jamilah Towfeek. For the past three years Jamie has hidden her Lebanese background from everyone at school. It's only with her email friend John that she can really be herself. But now things are getting complicated: the most popular boy in school is interested in her, but there's no way he would be if he knew the truth. Then there's Timothy, the school loner, who for some reason Jamie just can't stop thinking about. As for John, he seems to have a pretty big secret of his own ... To top it all off, Jamie's school formal is coming up. The only way she'll be allowed to attend is by revealing her true identity. Will she risk it all? And does she know who she is ... Jamie or Jamilah? 10-14 years. 
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The Last Testament of Oscar Wilde, Ackroyd, Peter
3 Ackroyd, Peter The Last Testament of Oscar Wilde
U. K. Abacus 1984 0349100594 / 9780349100593 1st Edition Soft Cover Good 12mo 
185 pages. A novel is written in the form of a diary which Oscar Wilde was writing in Paris in 1900, a time of dire poverty. 
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Buenas Noches, Buenos Aires, Adair, Gilbert
4 Adair, Gilbert Buenas Noches, Buenos Aires
UK Faber & Faber 2005 0571206115 / 9780571206117 1st Edition Pictorial Soft Cover Very Good 12mo 
151 pages. A wonderfully funny yet tender evocation of the hedonistic 1980s. A young gay British man comes to 1980s Paris to teach English and to taste the erotic life that has eluded him in Britain. He suddenly finds himself in the midst of a sexual free-for-all beyond his wildest dreams - and then the AIDS epidemic hits. A beautiful, profane and witty novel from one of the masters of the form. Gilbert Adair has published novels, essays, translations, children's books and poetry. He has also written screenplays, including The Dreamers from his own novel for Bernardo Bertolucci. 
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The Giant Baby, Ahlberg, Allan
5 Ahlberg, Allan The Giant Baby
United Kingdom Puffin 1996 0140363807 / 9780140363807 1st Edition Glossy Pictorial Soft Cover Good 12mo Fritz Wegner 
156 pages. Alice always wanted a baby brother. When a giant baby is left one night on the Hicks' doorstep, Alice is delighted - but her parents are horrified. How will they cope? Reporters, social workers, circus owners and scientists flock so see the infant phenomenon, some with evil designs on the baby. Moderate creases in cover 
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6 Ahlberg, Allan Woof!
Australia Puffin 1987 0140319964 / 9780140319965 1st Edition Glossy Pictorial Soft Cover Good 16mo Wegner, Fritz 
155 pages. He felt a curious tingling in his hands and feet. He felt his nose becoming cold and wet, his ears becoming flappy. The thought in his mind was: "I'm turning into a dog!" Eric is a perfectly ordinary boy. Perfectly ordinary that is, until the night when, in fifteen seconds flat, he turns into a dog! Eric and his best friend are determined to sniff out the truth - what makes an ordinary boy go 'woof'? 
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Past Eight O'Clock: Goodnight Stories (Puffin Books), Aiken, Joan
7 Aiken, Joan Past Eight O'Clock: Goodnight Stories (Puffin Books)
U. K. Puffin 1990 1st Edition Glossy Pictorial Soft Cover Good 12mo Jan Pienkowski 
128 pages including black/white illustrations. A collection of eight short stories based on lullaby and bedtime song themes. Joan Delano Aiken MBE (1924-2004) was an English writer specialising in supernatural fiction and children's alternate history novels. In 1999 she was awarded an MBE for her services to children's literature. Ex lib. Moderate wear. Scratch in the lower edge. 
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Travel Without the Tardis, Airey, Jean; Haldeman, Laurie
8 Airey, Jean; Haldeman, Laurie Travel Without the Tardis
U. K. Target 1986 0426202406 / 9780426202400 1st Edition Glossy Pictorial Soft Cover Good 16mo 
160 pages. 
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Kicking in Danger., Alan Wearne
9 Alan Wearne Kicking in Danger.
Australia Black Pepper 1997 1876044209 / 9781876044206 Soft Cover Good 12mo 
177 pages. What kind of time warp is this? Collingwood has made the Grand Final. Their ace full forward is missing. Yes, Johnny Moomba, odds on for the Brownlow, Rhodes Scholar and Aboriginal land rights activist has been kidnapped! From Sydenham to Dingley, from Kew to Rowville, murky forces are at work. Through this mayhem ambles Damien Chubb, ex-Bomber ruckman, private eye to the sporting world, laconic centre of calm in a Melbourne gone even more berserk than usual. It's heading towards the last Saturday in September. Anything can happen. 
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Simon Said, Allen, Pamela
10 Allen, Pamela Simon Said
Australia Nelson 1985 0170064204 / 9780170064200 1st Edition Glossy Hard Cover Good 16mo 
22 colour illustrated pages. 
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Our Don Bradman : the diary of Victor McDonald, Sydney, 1932, Allen, Peter
11 Allen, Peter Our Don Bradman : the diary of Victor McDonald, Sydney, 1932
Australia Scholastic 2004 1865045918 / 9781865045917 1st Edition Soft Cover Good 12mo 
213 pages. Victor McDonald is cricket mad. He plays for his school team and his dream is to meet his cricketing hero, Don Bradman. But Australia is in the grip of the Great Depression. Work isn't easy to come by. Victor's father has lost his job and the family is moving to Sydney. Despite the daily struggle of life in inner Sydney, Victor not only sees Don Bradman in action, he even gets to meet him. With the England cricket team coming to Australia, Victor knows it's going to be a great cricket season. But England has some nasty surprises in store. This will be one cricket season the Australians - and Victor - will never forget. 
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My Invented Country: A Memoir, Allende, Isabel
12 Allende, Isabel My Invented Country: A Memoir
U. K. HarperPerennial 2004 000716310X / 9780007163106 1st Edition Pictorial Soft Cover Very Good 12mo 
199 pages. The life story of Isabel Allende -- one of the world's favourite writers -- is as exotic, passionate and inspiring as one of her novelsMy Invented Country is a memoir in which truth is most definitely stranger than fiction. Exploring the events of her life and those of the country in which she lived until the assassination of her cousin, the president Salvador Allende, in Pinochet's military coup, Allende takes us on a highly personal tour through her homeland, bringing it to life. In this charming book, portraits of her family and friends jostle with vivid descriptions of local customs and beliefs but through it all strides the indomitable figure of the young Isabel. Rebellious and passionate, a feminist long before she knew what feminism was, her love for (sometimes exasperation with) Chile informs every line. And her experiences make for unforgettable, often hilarious reading that no admirer of Allende's writing will want to miss. 
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A Future for Myself, Amanda McKay
13 Amanda McKay A Future for Myself
Australia Scholastic 1993 1862911800 / 9781862911802 1st Edition Soft Cover Good 12mo 
135 pages. "I don't know where my life is going. And in some ways I don't care" Kirsty McLarty’s life is in crisis. Her mother, Trish, is going into hospital and won’t tell her what’s going on. Paul’s moving to Perth and wants more than friendship, Emma’s games are growing more and more risky, and Simon hardly notices her. In an attempt to make sense of the chaos, Kirsty fills her life with dreams of the father she knows nothing about. Meanwhile, her relationship with her mother falls apart. In "A Future for Myself" Kirsty embarks on a quest to find her father and, facing hostility and fear, Finally accepts the truth about her mother. For 13-16 year olds. Shows tanning / browning. 
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I'm Not Scared, Ammaniti, Niccolo
14 Ammaniti, Niccolo I'm Not Scared
Australia Text Publishing 2004 187700846X / 9781877008467 Reprint Glossy Pictorial Soft Cover Good 12mo 
215 pages. Translated from the Italian as: "Io non ho paura" which was first published by Giulio Einaudi Editore 2001. Winner of the prestigious 2001 Viareggio-Repaci Prize for Fiction. 1978, the hottest summer of the twentieth century. In a tiny Italian rural community, the adults shelter indoors while six children venture out on their bikes across the scorched, deserted countryside. In the midst of a sea of golden wheat, nine-year-old Michele Amitrano discovers a secret so momentous, so terrible, that he dare not tell anyone about it. To come to terms with what he finds, he will have to draw strength from his own imagination and sense of humanity. The reader witnesses a dual story: the one that is seen through Michele's eyes, and the tragedy involving the adults of this isolated hamlet. The result is an immensely powerful, lyrical and skilfully narrated novel, reminiscent of such classics as Stand By Me, To Kill a Mockingbird andThe Adventures of Tom Sawyer. A compelling and utterly absorbing read, I'm Not Scared reinforces Ammaniti's status as a major literary talent. Winner of the Viareggio-Repaci Prize for Literature. Niccolo Ammaniti has written two collections of short stories and six novels, four of which have been translated into English. He was the youngest ever winner of the Italian Viareggio Literary Prize for Fiction for his best-selling novel I'm Not Scared,which has been translated into thirty-five languages. The Crossroads received the Premio Strega Prize in 2007, Italy's equivalent to the Booker Prize. Review: This gripping American debut by Italian novelist Ammaniti captures well the vagaries of childhood: the shifting alliances, the casual betrayals and the mix of helplessness and earnest audacity with which children confront adult situations. Nine-year-old Michele Amitrano lives with his little sister, devoted mother and distant father in a rural Italian hamlet consisting of five dilapidated houses. In the sweltering summer of 1978, he and a group of his friends strike out on their bikes across the barren, scorched hills. While exploring an abandoned house, Michele discovers what he believes to be the dead body of a boy his own age. He cannot bring himself to tell his friends. When he tries to tell his father, the elder Amitrano brushes him off. Drawn back to the site, Michele discovers that the boy is not dead, but weak, disoriented and unable to account for his presence there. Michele brings the boy food and water and slowly learns more about him. The boy's story-which includes kidnapping and ransom-are too much for a nine-year-old to fathom and involve virtually every adult in the tiny community. Yet Michele decides that he must do something to help the boy. Part mystery, part morality play, the novel is written in simple, spare prose. The characters, particularly that of Michele, spring to life, and the story builds to a heart-stopping climax. Readers will find this accomplished work hard to put down and even harder to forget. (Feb.) Forecast: This novel was a bestseller in Italy, and while that doesn't usually translate into U.S. sales, Ammaniti's masterful use of suspense should help win him an American following. Copyright 2002 Cahners Business Information. 'Niccolo Ammaniti is the best novelist of his generation.' Il Giornale 'Ammaniti, one of the most admired figures on the Italian fiction scene...uses short sentences like the cracks of a whip and sharp paragraphs to make our hearts race and carry us to the edge of the abyss.' ABC, Spain 'Ammaniti is a born story-teller.' L'Unita 'Readers will find this accomplished work hard to put down and even harder to forget.' Publishers Weekly 'A tense, breathless book, written with self-confidence and vitality.' La Stampa 'Readable in one breath...moving, impressive, amazing. It reminds you of Italo Calvino, but a Calvino warmed by a humanity that is not afraid to roll around in the mud.' Panorama 'Confirms his extraordinary narrative talent, over which he superimposes an atmosphere of horror and marvel.' (Le Monde.) 
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Step from Heaven, An Na
15 An Na Step from Heaven
Australia Allen & Unwin 2002 1865087939 / 9781865087931 1st Edition Soft Cover Good 12mo 
156 pages. In this first novel, a young girl describes her family's bittersweet experience in the United States after their emigration from Korea. While going up and up into the sky on the flight from Korea to California, four-year-old Young Ju concludes that they are on their way to heaven - America is heaven! After they arrive, however, Young Ju and her parents and little brother struggle in their new world, weighed down by the difficulty of learning English, their insular family life, and the traditions of the country they left behind. An Na's striking language authentically reflects the process of acculturation as Young Ju grows from a child to an adult. 
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That Aussie Christman Book, Andrew Daddo,Terry Denton
16 Andrew Daddo,Terry Denton That Aussie Christman Book
Australia Scholastic 2007 1741690439 / 9781741690439 1st Edition Soft Cover Very Good 12mo Terry Denton 
183 pages. Streuth! It's another flamin' Christmas book from Scholastic! The author of Good Night, Me; Youse Two; Muffin Top; Sprung; and countless other beloved Aussie tales offers up a new collection of wickedly funny stories! Andrew Daddo's brilliant ability to tap into the inner child and deliver stories that will ring true with kids is more outstanding than ever in this collection of hilarious, quirky accounts of Christmas-the Aussie way! Packed with stories, unfortunate twists and silly alterations, some of Daddo's stories are loosely based on his own family Christmas experiences, while others are just far-out super-silly tales that we know children of this age group love. Andrew Daddo well known to television audiences in Australia and overseas for more than ten years, as a presenter on American MTV, Lonely Planet, 11 AM, and (with Ernie Dingo) Kidspeak and Olympic Sunrise. He is a reporter on the current series of The Great Outdoors. He is a mad golfer and lives with his wife Jacqui, son Felix and baby daughter Anouk on Sydney s northern beaches. Terry Denton is one of Australia s best loved artists: he has won many awards including Picture Book of the Year, and he created the look for ABCTV s internationally successful children s show Lift Off. Terry lives with his wife and children in Mornington. 
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Kings Cross Swindlers (Novel), Andrew, Patrick
17 Andrew, Patrick Kings Cross Swindlers (Novel)
Australia Gordon A Publishers 1994 0646027581 / 9780646027586 1st Edition Soft Cover Very Good 12mo Signed by Author
189 pages. A humourous story about the confidence tricksters who inhabit Australia's famous bohemian centre. 
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Help! My Parents Think I'm a Robot, Andy Griffiths Terry Denton
18 Andy Griffiths Terry Denton Help! My Parents Think I'm a Robot
Australia Pan Childrens 2010 0330454269 / 9780330454261 Soft Cover Good 12mo 
214 pages. Help! My Parents Think I'm a Robot is a collection of ten insanely shocking stories from Andy Griffiths and illustrated by Terry Denton - the creators of the smash hit The 13-Storey Treehouse. Is this the right book for you? Take this quiz to find out! Do you ever flush your sister's head down the toilet? Do you ever make pretend funny home videos? Do you ever play lemonade roulette? Do you want to read a list of 101 dangerous things? Do you want to learn twelve truly shocking facts? Score one point for each 'yes' answer. 3-5 You are obviously a very shocking person. You will love this book. 1-2 You are a fairly shocking person. You will love this book. You don't realize how much fun being shocking can be. 0 You will love this book. There are moderate creases in the cover. 
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The Auschwitz Violin, Anglada, Maria Angels
19 Anglada, Maria Angels The Auschwitz Violin
UK Corsair 2011 1921758872 / 9781921758874 1st Edition Soft Cover Very Good 12mo 
128 pages. A beautifully written novel, translated from Spanish, that makes the reader empathise with the horrors of the Holocaust and the concentration camps very well. In the winter of 1991, at a concert in Krakow, an older woman with a marvelously pitched violin meets a fellow musician who is instantly captivated by her instrument. When he asks her how she obtained it, she reveals the remarkable story behind its origin. Imprisoned at Auschwitz, the notorious concentration camp, Daniel feels his humanity slipping away. Treasured memories of the young woman he loved and the prayers that once lingered on his lips become hazier with each passing day. Then a visit from a mysterious stranger changes everything, as Daniel's former identity as a crafter of fine violins is revealed to all. The camp's two most dangerous men use this information to make a cruel wager: If Daniel can build a successful violin within a certain number of days, the Kommandant wins a case of the finest burgundy. If not, the camp doctor, a torturer, gets hold of Daniel. And so, battling exhaustion, Daniel tries to recapture his lost art, knowing all too well the likely cost of failure. Written with lyrical simplicity and haunting beauty-and interspersed with chilling, actual Nazi documentation-The Auschwitz Violin is more than just a novel: it is a testament to the strength of the human spirit and the power of beauty, art, and hope to triumph over the darkest adversity. Maria Angels Anglada (1930-99) was one of the most important Catalan figures of the twentieth century and one of its most prestigious and widely read authors. She was the winner of many awards and honors, including the Octavi Pellissa Prize for her book of short stories Nit de 1911. 
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The Man from Snowy River: illustrated with stills from the film by Snowy River Productions, Anonymous
20 Anonymous The Man from Snowy River: illustrated with stills from the film by Snowy River Productions
Australia Angus and Robertson 1982 0207148341 / 9780207148347 1st Edition Soft Cover Good 12mo David Parker (photographer) 
62 pages including colour illustrations. The story of the outstanding filmtold in wordsand 58 suberb full colour pictures. Inspired by the poem by A.B. ('Banjo') Paterson. For children. There is an inscription in the first page and creases in the back cover. 
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