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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. 
Price: 10.00 AUD
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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. 
Price: 8.00 AUD
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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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The Tribe, Ahmad, Michael Mohammed
7 Ahmad, Michael Mohammed The Tribe
Australia Giramondo Pub 2014 1922146560 / 9781922146564 1st Edition Pictorial Soft Cover Very Good Small 12mo 
156 pages. A collection of three novellas portraying life in an extended Muslim Allawite Lebanese-Australian family, as seen by one of its youngest members. The first novella describes the family house in the Sydney suburb of Alexandria, and the three generations who live, often in some discord, in its rooms; the second details the marriage of a cousin, and the threatened appearance of an estranged branch of the family at the ceremony; the third rounds off the cycle with the death of the family matriarch, the boy's grandmother. Together they offer an intimate insight into a community negotiating the conflict between tradition and modernity, and the complex tribal affiliations of the extended family. 
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Past Eight O'Clock: Goodnight Stories (Puffin Books), Aiken, Joan
8 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
9 Airey, Jean; Haldeman, Laurie Travel Without the Tardis
U. K. Target 1986 0426202406 / 9780426202400 1st Edition Glossy Pictorial Soft Cover Good 16mo 
160 pages. 
Price: 7.50 AUD
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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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My Invented Country: A Memoir, Allende, Isabel
11 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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I'm Not Scared, Ammaniti, Niccolo
12 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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That Aussie Christman Book, Andrew Daddo,Terry Denton
13 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. 
Price: 12.00 AUD
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Kings Cross Swindlers (Novel), Andrew, Patrick
14 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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The Man from Snowy River: illustrated with stills from the film by Snowy River Productions, Anonymous
15 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. 
Price: 10.00 AUD
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Boyz Rule 21: Race Car Dreamers, Arena, Felice; Kettle, Phil
16 Arena, Felice; Kettle, Phil Boyz Rule 21: Race Car Dreamers
Australia Macmillan 2008 0732992605 / 9780732992606 Reprint Pictorial Soft Cover Very Good 12mo Bettina Guthridge 
44 pages. It's speed all the way for Josh and Con as they tear down Killer Hill in their homemade billycart. Trouble is, they haven't counted on how hard it is to steer, as they head straight for Con's dog. This book is suitable for ages 6-8. 
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Specky Magee and the Season of Champions, Arena, Felice; Lyon, Garry
17 Arena, Felice; Lyon, Garry Specky Magee and the Season of Champions
Australia Puffin 2004 0143300628 / 9780143300625 Glossy Pictorial Soft Cover Very Good 12mo 
223 pages. Simon 'Specky' Magee and his Under 14s football team, the Booyong High Lions, return to battle out the second half of their league's season. The Lions are playing well and Specky's form is looking good - perhaps good enough to win a scholarship to a prestigious sporting school. But a knee injury sees him sidelined, and suddenly his future is filled with uncertainty. Will his team make it to the finals without him? Will he be able to play if they do? And how is he going to impress the talent scout if he can't play footy? Meanwhile, he'll have to deal with his rival and worst enemy, Screamer Johnson, and he will meet the mysterious Tiger Girl and the Great McCarthy. Join Specky Magee as he finds out why there's more to being a champion than just being a legend on the field. For upper primary and lower secondary school age children. 
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A Practical Guide to Young Australian Fiction, Arnold, Josie;Piccinin, Tesha
18 Arnold, Josie;Piccinin, Tesha A Practical Guide to Young Australian Fiction
Australia Published by ABC Enterprises for the Australian Broadcasting Corporation 1985 0642529442 / 9780642529442 1st Edition Soft Cover Good 12mo 
240 indexed pages. The authors of this Guide, Josie Arnold and Tesha Piccinin, have a combined experience of thirty-six years teaching secondary school English and have been Regional English Consultants and members of the Victorian Education Department Secondary English Committee. They began the Guide as a research project when they were asked to look at Australian teenage ?ction with a view to adapting books for ABC television. Although their work does not purport to be a comprehensive coverage of young Australian ?ction, they have selected books which would be reasonably available to young readers. A Practical Guide to Young Australian Fiction will provide useful background information for anyone seeking guidance in choosing books for children of different ages and interests. The books are arranged in alphabetical order by author and each entry gives publication details, indicates the book’s theme, plot, characterisation and style, lists the issues raised and suggests a reading level. Inscription in the first page. 
Price: 16.00 AUD
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Break in the Sun, Ashley, Bernard
19 Ashley, Bernard Break in the Sun
U. K. Puffin 1980 0140313419 / 9780140313413 1st Edition Glossy Pictorial Soft Cover Good 16mo 
Patsy hates her new London flat and her cruel, lazy stepfather. She’d much rather be back with just her mum in that little house behind the amusement park in Margate. Soon her worries start to show in a very embarrassing way. But just when things seem desperate, a completely unexpected chance of escape presents itself.ages. Patsy hates her new London flat and her cruel, lazy stepfather. She’d much rather be back with just her mum in that little house behind the amusement park in Margate. Soon her worries start to show in a very embarrassing way. But just when things seem desperate, a completely unexpected chance of escape presents itself. Stamp in the inside back cover. Moderate wear in cover. 
Price: 13.00 AUD
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Creating popular fiction: How to write novels that Sell, Bacia, Jennifer
20 Bacia, Jennifer Creating popular fiction: How to write novels that Sell
Australia Allen & Unwin 1994 1863736484 / 9781863736480 1st Edition Glossy Pictorial Soft Cover Very Good 12mo 
187 pages. This is the book all aspiring Australian writers have been waiting for! Here is a guide written by an Australian for Australians about how to write books that selL As one of Australia's most successful popular novelists, Jennifer Bacia provides practical advice and strategies for writing that novel you’ve dreamed of for so long. In a down-to-earth and conversational style the author: Tells you how to make sure you are writing the novel that publishers - and readers - really want. Shows you how ideas for plots are everywhere. Provides page after page of examples and illustrations. Takes you step by step through the development of her own ?rst novel sharing the lessons, the problems and the breakthroughs that resulted in a book which became a world-wide bestseller. Gives advice on the business side of writing. This book is a must for anyone who has nursed a dream of one day trying to write a best-seller. And the time has never been more ripe as Australian publishers now actively seek to develop their own lists of local popular writers. Jennifer Bacia tells you everything you need to know to write the kind of novel publishers can’t get enough of. Iemrifer Bacia is the author of the internationally successful novels "Shadows of Power", "Angel of Honour","Whisper from the Gods" and "Mask of Paradise", all published by Pan. She also teaches creative writing, writes stories and articles for various magazines, has a regular newspaper column and has just completed her ?rst screenplay. 
Price: 12.00 AUD
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