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Fresh Voices: A Collection of Bestsellers
1 Fresh Voices: A Collection of Bestsellers
USA Zondervan 2003 0310256488 / 9780310256489 1st Edition Glossy Pictorial Soft Cover Very Good 12mo 
213 pages. A cornucopia of the best Christian writers. This collection of writings from eleven of today’s most gifted Christian authors introduces you to some of this season’s most exciting new literature. From the inspiring and heartwarming to the thought-provoking and practical, here is a sampler of great reading. Find anything you particularly enjoy? The complete books are available at your favorite Christian retailer. PHILIP YANCEY explores the mystery of spiritual reality in a material world. How do we build a bridge between the visible and the invisible, the natural and the supernatural, the creation and its Creator? JONI EARECKSON TADA shares from her personal memoirs the sights, sounds and sensations of growing up in an active family, and the tender wooing love of God through fifty years of following him. LEE STROBEL investigates new scientific evidence that points toward a Creator God, taking you on a journey to the crossroads where science and Christianity intersect. JIM CYMBALA leads you to the secret place in the heart where prayer breaks through and brings breathtaking blessings. DR. HENRY CLOUD and DR. JOHN TOWNSEND help you handle the difficult conversations you’re tempted to avoid - so you can create the life you want. RICK WARREN draws from his #1 New York Times best-seller on discovering and fulfilling your life’s purpose. Living a purposee driven life eclipses any idea of success the world can offer. 
Price: 16.00 AUD
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I'm Not Scared, Ammaniti, Niccolo
2 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.) 
Price: 10.00 AUD
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Alfred Hitchcock and the Three Investigators in the Mystery of the Talking Skull, Arthur, Robert
3 Arthur, Robert Alfred Hitchcock and the Three Investigators in the Mystery of the Talking Skull
U. K. Armada 1979 0006906001 / 9780006906001 Reprint Glossy Pictorial Soft Cover Very Good 16mo 
127 pages. An old trunk involves the three investigators with dangerous criminals seeking a cache of stolen money. 
Price: 10.00 AUD
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Top Paddock, Betty Nathan
4 Betty Nathan Top Paddock
Australia Brolga Press 1993 187549510X / 9781875495108 1st Edition Soft Cover Good 12mo 
184 pages. Will McHugh returned to Australia to retire peacefully on a farm on the Southern Tablelands. He should have known better than to expect a quiet life. Lurking in the top paddock were death, passion and jealousy, waiting for his special talents... Betty Nathan is a refugee from a career of teaching, editing and fund-raising. She now commutes regularly between urban America and pastoral Australia. After a lifetime’s addiction to reading mystery stories, ‘she has taken word processor in hand to create a detective with a new twist - Professor McHugh a specialist in conflict resolution. 
Price: 15.00 AUD
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Who Will I Be When I Die?, Boden, Christine
5 Boden, Christine Who Will I Be When I Die?
Australia Harper Collins 2000 1863717331 / 9781863717335 Reprint Soft Cover Good 12mo 
xiv + 178 pages including bibliography. For many Alzheimer's is a mystery disease affecting old people. Christine Boden was 46 when she was diagnosed with Alzheimer's and this book is the story of her emotional physical and spiritual journey in the three years since then. Christine is living with the stages of Alzheimer's and provides a unique insight into how it feels to be gradually losing ability to undertake tasks most of us take for granted. Her story is remarkable because of the vigour with which she is undertaking this latest battle in her life and her deep sense that her life continues to have purpose and meaning. Christine's approach to health an well-being makes this book a must for Alzheimer's sufferers and their families. For Christine Alzheimer's disease with all the changes it brings is part of her on-going journey. There is a name in the first page. 
Price: 16.00 AUD
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Body of Evidence: What the Post-Mortem Revealed: 40 Years as a Forensic Pathologist, Bowen, David
6 Bowen, David Body of Evidence: What the Post-Mortem Revealed: 40 Years as a Forensic Pathologist
UK Robinson Pub 2003 1841197394 / 9781841197395 1st Edition Soft Cover Very Good 12mo 
260 indexed pages including b/w illustrations. Without sensationalism but with a generous dusting of dark forensic humour, David Bowen writes of the trial-making and breaking clues he uncovered during his 40 years as one of London's key forensic pathologists. Following in the footsteps of pioneers such as Bernard Spilsbury and Keith Simpson, it was Bowen who was the first to identify the true nature of the chicken bones found in Denis Nilsen's drain after a complaint by his neighbour and it was Bowen who led the investigation into the grisly contents of the black rubbish bags found in Nilsen's home. In these memoirs we find Bowen's take on many of the famous and challenging cases he worked on, including the tragic Railway Murders of the 1960s; the unsolved London Nude Murders of the 1960s; the baffling death of Robert Calvi, chairman of Italy's largest bank, found hanging from Blackfriars Bridge; the frustrating PC Keith Blakelock case; and the mystery surrounding the apparent Second World War defector Rudolf Hess. 
Price: 14.00 AUD
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Sideswipe, Carmichael, Claire
7 Carmichael, Claire Sideswipe
Australia Random House 1995 0091831466 / 9780091831462 1st Edition Glossy Soft Cover Good 12mo 
180 pages. The children solve the mystery. Teenage murder-mystery and family drama. Ed Wyatt is 'accidentally' electrocuted. His children become suspicious when his business partner starts romancing their mother and he takes credit for the new innovative software they know their father invented. The author has written many picture books and books for older readers including the trilogy 'Virtual Realities', 'Cybersaur' and 'Worldwarp'. 
Price: 10.00 AUD
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The Mystery of the Haunted Dog, Carmichael, Claire
8 Carmichael, Claire The Mystery of the Haunted Dog
Australia Random House 1991 0091826918 / 9780091826918 1st Edition Glossy Pictorial Soft Cover Good 12mo Craig Smith Signed by Author
54 pages. Something's bound to happen tonight because everyone is acting quite strangely: short-sighted Curt and his bossy cousin Ellen; a bizarre woman loaded with dog food; 'the President of the Disbelievers' Society with the unbelievable name; and, most of all, a smug little poodle called Dee Dee. And at least one of them knows what's behind the mystery of the haunted dog! Claire Carmichael, while pursuing a career as a high school teacher in Sydney, she began her writing career with comedy plays and textbooks. She left teaching in the mid-1980s to become a full-time writer. Dedication signed by author in the first page. 
Price: 10.00 AUD
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When Maps Go Bad, Chapman, Helen
9 Chapman, Helen When Maps Go Bad
Australia Five Mile Press 2003 1741240204 / 9781741240207 1st Edition Glossy Pictorial Soft Cover Very Good 12mo Teresa Culkin-Lawrence 
80 pages. Series provides a range of children's fiction readers for the 9-years-old and above group. It features different genres such as adventure, mystery, science fiction and fantasy. These books have been created to continue developing reading skills for early readers who have now progressed beyond simply fluency reading level. 
Price: 9.00 AUD
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Ghost on Toast, Clark, Margaret
10 Clark, Margaret Ghost on Toast
Australia Random House 1994 0091829097 / 9780091829094 1st Edition Glossy Pictorial Soft Cover Very Good 12mo Bettina Guthridge 
78 pages. For children 12 years and over. Mum and big sister move to the country and discover a haunted house. Dan goes sleuthing to solve the mystery, and discovers a toothless, toast-eating ghost. A large print, illustrated comedy for young readers. 
Price: 9.00 AUD
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Soft Shoe, Clark, Mavis Thorpe
11 Clark, Mavis Thorpe Soft Shoe
Australia Bookshelf 0725309989 / 9780725309985 Reprint Glossy Pictorial Soft Cover Good 12mo Westenberg, Ziba 
85 pages. Kerren Jones was nine. She had already discovered that things happened to her, or she happened to them. When Kerren came across strange marks on the beach, she was determined to find out who or what had made them. And when she did, there was further mystery to be unravelled... Of the twenty-six published full-length books by Mavis Thorpe Clark, the majority - twenty-two - were written for children. Later in her writing career, this author also wrote four biographies, and finally her autobiography. 
Price: 12.00 AUD
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Deep Water, Corris, Peter
12 Corris, Peter Deep Water
Australia Allen & Unwin 2009 1741756774 / 9781741756777 1st Edition Glossy Soft Cover Good 12mo 
214 pages. Stripped of his private detective license and devastated by the murder of his partner Lily Truscott, Cliff Hardy travels to the U.S. to help Lily's brother's tilt for a world boxing title. In San Diego he suffers a heart attack and undergoes a quadruple bypass. He meets nurse Margaret McKinley, an expatriate Australian who is concerned about the disappearance in Sydney of her father - renowned geologist Dr. Henry McKinley. Hardy undertakes to investigate in association with Hank Bachelor, his former associate who now runs his own agency. It turns out that McKinley had discovered a way to tap into the massive Sydney basin acquifer, a possible solution to the city's water problems. Working with Margaret who visits Sydney, Bachelor, and his daughter, Megan, Hardy confronts an old enemy and contending forces bent on exploiting the discovery and prepared to kill for it. Energized by the case and by his attachment to Margaret, Hardy obeys the strict rules for the restoration of his health - but in pursuing the truth and the malefactors, he makes his own rules. Creases in the cover. Ex lib. 
Price: 9.50 AUD
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Master's Mates (Cliff Hardy series), Corris, Peter
13 Corris, Peter Master's Mates (Cliff Hardy series)
Australia Allen & Unwin 2003 1741141362 / 9781741141368 1st Edition Soft Cover Good 12mo 
232 pages. Peter Corris' world weary but always charismatic hero Cliff Hardy has long been established as Australia's favourite investigator. Often bloodied but never bowed in this latest gripping novel, Hardy is in pursuit of missing millions from Sydney to the Pacific Islands. When rich, attractive Lorraine Master hires Cliff Hardy to investigate the circumstances surrounding her husband's conviction for smuggling heroin from New Caledonia, Hardy welcomes the assignment. A week on generous expenses sniffing about under a tropical sky, escape from a cold, dry spell in Sydney - just the job. But Stewart Master's mates in Noumea prove to be a difficult and dangerous bunch. The danger follows Hardy back to Sydney where he and his client become targets when an intricate conspiracy goes seriously wrong. Hardy deals with a tricky lawyer, a man on the run and Sydney's most corrupt ex-cop. He has allies as well, but in the end his survival will depend on his own guts, experience and savvy. Peter Corris's world weary but always charismatic hero Cliff Hardy has long been established as Australia's favourite investigator. Often bloodied but never bowed in this latest gripping novel, Hardy's legions of fans will relish another pacy adventure, branching further afield than his traditional mean streets territory to the steamy island paradise of French New Caledonia. Peter Corris is best known as the 'father' of Australian crime fiction through his Cliff Hardy detective stories. He's written many other books, including a very successful biography of Fred Hollows and a collection of short stories revolving around the game of golf. 
Price: 12.00 AUD
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Absolute Astro, Damari, Hedy
14 Damari, Hedy Absolute Astro
Australia Media 21 2005 1876624647 / 9781876624644 1st Edition Soft Cover Very Good 12mo 
192 pages. This book is all about you. High-profile astrology writer Hedy Damari has put together this comprehensive book, with answers to all your important questions about star signs, ascendants and moon signs... planets and houses... elements, aspects and transits. If you read your "stars", and you want to know more about the ancient mystery of astrology, start here. Includes chapters on:* Love 'n' Lust* Your Zodiac Guides * Your Career* Your Health * Your Saturn Return * Vedic Astrology * Chinese AstrologyBonus 32 pages of Hedy Damari's star predictions... 
Price: 16.00 AUD
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The Ghost in the Atom: A Discussion of the Mysteries of Quantum Physics, Davies, P. C. W.;Brown, J. R.
15 Davies, P. C. W.;Brown, J. R. The Ghost in the Atom: A Discussion of the Mysteries of Quantum Physics
UK Cambridge Univ Pr 1993 0521457289 / 9780521457286 1st Edition Glossy Soft Cover Very Good 12mo 
157 indexed pages where 9 prominent physicists discuss the foundations of quantum physics: its paradoxes; and its profound implications for the theory of nature. Anybody who is not shocked by quantum theory has not understood it. Niels Bohr's dictum bears witness to the bewildering impact of quantum theory, flying in the face of classical physics and dramatically transforming scientists' outlook on our relationship with the material world. While the theory has been supremely successful in its explanation of some of the major problems in twentieth-century physics, its meaning (presenting a number of basic philosophical contradictions) is nevertheless the subject of unprecedented controversy amongst scientists. In this book, which has its origin in a series of radio broadcasts, Paul Davies interviews eight physicists involved in debating and testing the theory, with radically different views of its significance. Table of Contents: Foreword; 1. The strange world of the quantum; 2. Alain Aspect; 3. John Bell; 4. John Wheeler; 5. Rudolf Peierls; 6. David Deutsch; 7. John Taylor; 8. David Bohm; 9. Basil Hiley; Glossary; Further reading. eviews: 'Paul Davies' summary ... is one of the clearest short expositions of quantum theory I have ever read.' New Scientist 'For those puzzled by the mystery of Schrodinger's 'dead and alive' cat, or intrigued by the idea of parallel universes, this is a must.' The Good Book Guide 'Paul Davies' summary - well worth the price of the book - is one of the clearest short expositions of quantum theory I have ever read. But the best is yet to come. In the interviews we hear physicists defending passionately some very bizarre views of the world ... seeing these questions through the eyes of the people who are actually struggling to answer them offers an exciting firsthand glimpse into this fundamental and controversial field of enquiry.' New Scientist 'Non-specialists will find this an attractive and thought-provoking book.' Contemporary Physics. 
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How to Retire and Live Well: Increasing Income and Protecting Assets, Dixon, Daryl; Flack, George
16 Dixon, Daryl; Flack, George How to Retire and Live Well: Increasing Income and Protecting Assets
Australia The Business Library 1994 1863501673 / 9781863501675 1st Edition Glossy Soft Cover Good 12mo 
82 pages. Guide to getting the pension, maximising benefits and investing wisely. With this unique little book, you’ll also better understand how to increase income and protect your assets. You’ll be more in control. You’ll have the right infonnation to challenge government pension officials. You won’t be at the mercy of advisers after a big commission. Daryl Dixon and George Flack provide expert advice in simple terms. They say in a sentence what takes others pages. Daryl’s previous books have been top sellers. His Super Made Easy (with Barry Martyn) went to No 1 on the non-fiction bestseller list. Daryl writes for major newspapers and magazines. His seminars sell out. George Flack is an accountant, financial planner and communicator with lots of experience with the Department of Social Security. Daryl and George strip away the mystery and confusion in the 14 sections of this book - so you understand what you need to know about "How to Retire and Live Well: Increasing Income and Protecting Assets". 
Price: 9.00 AUD
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Sheer Grace: Living the Mystery of God, Dizdar, Drasko
17 Dizdar, Drasko Sheer Grace: Living the Mystery of God
U.S.A. Paulist Pr 2008 0809145170 / 9780809145171 1st Edition Glossy Pictorial Soft Cover Very Good 12mo 
218 indexed pages about doing liturgy as theology, and about a way of doing theology through liturgy as something that God does; and invites us to participate in as fully, consciously and actively as we are able. Liturgical renewal is the gift of the ever ancient, ever new Spirit that God offers us, not our task of rubric reform; and liturgical restoration is about God giving us back our divine destiny as creatures who are being ever created anew in the image and likeness of God, not an escape into a dead past. Sheer Grace tries to show not just the "link between" but the indissolubility of theology, liturgy, and spirituality; and it does so by grounding it in a radical tradition of liturgy as transformation that has its roots in the scriptures and the lived liturgical experience of our biblical and ecclesial ancestors. At the same time it looks to the present experience of Christians who feel a deep and largely unmet need for that same kind of transforming experience that liturgy can be; and it looks to the future with hope as a gift of "sheer grace," as something only God can and does give, and not as something we can manufacture by our own efforts at renewal or restoration. 
Price: 17.00 AUD
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Robinsheugh, Dunlop, Eileen
18 Dunlop, Eileen Robinsheugh
U.S.A. Ace Books 1986 0441732011 / 9780441732012 1st Edition Glossy Pictorial Soft Cover Good 16mo 
201 pages.Sent to spend the summer with her aunt at a 200-year-old Scottish mansion, a young girl finds herself going back in time to the eighteenth century and becoming another person. Perfuration in the upper corner of the front cover. 
Price: 9.00 AUD
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Mindspaces, Edwards, Hazel
19 Edwards, Hazel Mindspaces
Australia Random House 1993 0091827450 / 9780091827458 Reprint Glossy Pictorial Soft Cover Very Good 12mo D'Silva, Jan 
107 pages. On Tournament Day, teams solve problems. Art and India comprise a Tournament of Minds team - but they have an unexpected mystery to solve - thieves have stolen secrets from the university. Thus art's penchant for problem-solving gets him a place in the school Tournament of Minds team as well as bringing a pair of thieves to justice. For primary school age. 
Price: 10.00 AUD
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The O Gang Again, Edwards, Hazel
20 Edwards, Hazel The O Gang Again
Australia Jacaranda 1991 0701629010 / 9780701629014 1st Edition Glossy Soft Cover Good 12mo Pearson, David 
59 pages. Collection of stories for primary school children involving the adventurous O Gang. Mysteries, focusing on the environment and orienteering, are solved by the inquisitive group. Encourages young readers to unravel the mystery themselves. Ex lib. 
Price: 14.00 AUD
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