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The Bjelke-Petersen premiership, 1968-1983: Issues in public policy, Allan Patience
81 Allan Patience The Bjelke-Petersen premiership, 1968-1983: Issues in public policy
Australia Longman Cheshire 1985 0582714869 / 9780582714861 1st Edition Glossy Pictorial Soft Cover Very Good 12mo 
286 indexed pages. Between 1968 and I983 the Bjelke-Petersen coalition governments in Queensland devised and implemented some of the most controversial public policies yet seen in Australian political history. Bans on street marches, curtailments of civil liberties, the politicisation of the police, a determined stand on Aboriginal land rights, a curious attitude to parliamentary procedures and a host of similar issues evoked images of an authoritarian government which nonetheless maintained a remarkably successful electoral record. Towering over it all was the image of the Premier himself: implacably opposed to any political interference from Canberra or the South generally; self-righteous; frequently triumphing over political giants like Whitlam and Fraser; even testing the outer limits of the Australian federal system. This volume of essays critically analyses some of the most important public policies of the Bjelke-Petersen governments between I968 and I983 - the years in which the Queensland Liberal Party was the minority partner to the National (Country) Party in the coalition. The policies under scrutiny are explored in terms of their salient values, their methods of implementation, and their effectiveness. In addition, the central actors in the Bjelke-Petersen governments - particularly the Premier himself - are examined in terms of their roles in shaping the policies. 
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Pot Shots - Selected from 'Don Allan Takes AIM' From the Chronicle 1994 to 2004. Eccentric and Entertaining Commentaries on People and issues in Canberra, Allan, Don
82 Allan, Don Pot Shots - Selected from 'Don Allan Takes AIM' From the Chronicle 1994 to 2004. Eccentric and Entertaining Commentaries on People and issues in Canberra
Australia Whitecross Books 2004 1740183150 / 9781740183154 1st Edition Soft Cover Good 12mo 
189 pages including drawings. The Chronicle is a popular newspaper in Canberra and this is what its editor had to say about Don Allan in 1994: "...there was only one way to make certain that the interesting, amusing and often provocative views of Don Allan received the space they deserved..." And that way was a new column - Don Allan Takes AIM. Don Allan was 'The Chronicle's most prolific contributor to the Letters to the Editor column for many years, using his experience and contacts to provide a point of view that may not always have pleased but always made a point to consider. This book is a selection of some of those columns. They may not always please but they always make a point to consider. 
Price: 16.00 AUD
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Fresh: The Seasonal Produce Cookbook, Allan; Curtis, Michele Campion
83 Allan; Curtis, Michele Campion Fresh: The Seasonal Produce Cookbook
Australia Purple Egg 2001 0958619530 / 9780958619530 1st Edition Soft Cover Good 8vo 
264 indexed pages including bibliography. Hundreds of delicious recipes and handy food tips featuring the best recipes from The Seasonal Produce Diaries. Allan Campion is a professional chef and award-winning author, he is a major contributor to the Australian food scene and has more than two dozen books to his credit. Allan is the founder of Melbourne Food Experiences, a specialist in food tours, corporate team-building events, cooking classes, functions and private parties. All are run in partnership with top Melbourne chefs, chocolatiers, bakers, wine experts, restaurants, bars and cooking schools to offer outstanding food and wine experiences. Allan is the founder of Melbourne Food Experiences, a specialist in food tours, corporate team-building events, cooking classes, functions and private parties. All are run in partnership with top Melbourne chefs, chocolatiers, bakers, wine experts, restaurants, bars and cooking schools to offer outstanding food and wine experiences. 
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Love Potions, Charms & Other Romantic Notions, Allardice, Pamela
84 Allardice, Pamela Love Potions, Charms & Other Romantic Notions
USA / Australia Mallard Pr 1991 0792457013 / 9780792457015 1st Edition Hard Cover Good Good 12mo Sally Simons 
89 indexed pages including many colour illustrations. The pursuit of love, more than any other aspect of our lives, is still governed by a wealth of superstitions. Children play ancient match-making games, while lovers seek lucky omens and observe time-honored rituals in their search for a partner. The wedding ceremony itself has many traditions which are still kept up, even when those taking part are unaware of their significance. In Love Potions, Pamela Allardice introduces the reader to this traditional lore and the methods used to win a lover's heart. Many everyday flowers, fruits, herbs, and spices have special significance. While you should be pleased to receive a bouquet of red geraniums indicating that your lover is melancholy without you, you should be wary of a missive trimmed with sweet peas, signifying indifference. This beautifully illustrated book gives the history of lucky omens, ancient rituals and strange concoctions used by lovers - even by such famous lovers as Napoleon, Madame du Barry, Elizabeth I and the infamous Marquis de Sade. 
Price: 11.00 AUD
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Natural Health Made Easy, Allardice, Pamela
85 Allardice, Pamela Natural Health Made Easy
Australia Pan Macmillan 1997 0732909171 / 9780732909178 1st Edition Glossy Pictorial Soft Cover Good 8vo 
238 indexed pages. Stress relief, Age-reversing exercises, Weight loss, Jet lag cures, Skin care and Designing your own immune-building program. In this book, Pamela Allardice gives a wealth of natural remedies and preparations to help us cope with the pressures of our modern world. Whether you’re looking for relaxation techniques, cures for common health problems, or inexpensive alternatives to commercial cosmetics you find it here. Also included is an A-Z of Home Remedies: Acne, Arthritis, Allergies, Blisters, Bronchitis, Cold Sores, Cystitis, Dandruff, Eczema, Headaches, Insomnia, Morning Sickness, Nappy Rash, Period Pain, Sinusitis, Teething, Wasp Stings, Warts nd much, much more. Pamela Allardice is a well-known journalist and editor who has worked in the natural health industry for more than 15 years. She is the natural therapies presenter on Foxtel’s Lifestyle Channel and is a regular guest on Channel 9’s ‘The Midday Show’ where, after each appearance, the switchboard lights up with requests for ‘Fact Sheets’ for her recipes, remedies, hints and tips. Pamela is also the editor of Nature and Health magazine, writes a column for the Australian Women,s Weekly called ‘Naturally Good’ and has published many best-selling books. 
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Smart Thinking: Skills for Critical Understanding and Writing, Allen, Matthew
86 Allen, Matthew Smart Thinking: Skills for Critical Understanding and Writing
Australia Oxford University Press 2012 0195517334 / 9780195517330 2nd Edition Glossy Pictorial Soft Cover Very Good 12mo 
xi + 193 pages including bibliography. For tertiary students. Smart Thinking: Skills for Critical Understanding and Writing is a practical, step-by-step guide to improving skills in analysis, critical thinking, and the effective communication of arguments and explanations. Accessible and straight forward in its style and goals, Smart Thinking is nevertheless based on strong epistemological foundations. It treats reasoning as an aspect of communication, rather than as an abstract exercise in logic, combining practical advice and theoretical rigour in a way that facilitates a deeper understanding of the processes of smart thinking without being confusing. The book not only provides detailed advice on how to practise better analytical skills, but also demonstrates how these skills can be used in research and writing. In particular, it stresses the vital importance of developing arguments and explanations that are internally coherent, and that take account of their audience and context. Divided into short, easily managed sections, the book is designed to meet the needs of under graduate students. It contains exercises and detailed answers to assist in self-learning, and includes an extensive glossary of concepts. 
Price: 27.00 AUD
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Simon Said, Allen, Pamela
87 Allen, Pamela Simon Said
Australia Nelson 1985 0170064204 / 9780170064200 1st Edition Glossy Hard Cover Good 16mo 
22 colour illustrated pages. 
Price: 15.00 AUD
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Our Don Bradman : the diary of Victor McDonald, Sydney, 1932, Allen, Peter
88 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
89 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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The Apostolic Revelation: The Reformation of the Church, Alley, John Kingsley
90 Alley, John Kingsley The Apostolic Revelation: The Reformation of the Church
Australia Peace Publishing 2002 0646418491 / 9780646418490 1st Edition Soft Cover Good 8vo 
267 pages. God is progressively releasing into the earth powerful apostolic and prophetic anointings, and is restoring the apostolic nature of the church itself! Every Christian needs to prayerfully consider the message of this book, and hear what the Spirit is saying to the church. The change is ongoing, and God is acting in the history of the church and nations. The Apostolic Revelation unveils a series of dynamic concepts that are crucial to the life of the church and the restoration of its apostolic power. It establishes benchmarks for the apostolic ministry, and gives definition to the apostolic structure of the church. Here is a revelation of apostolic methods, and God’s heart for the church and its leadership. In this study, today’s apostolic message is harmonised with and grounded in the apostolic revelation of Christ given to Paul, the apostle to the Gentiles. This work is the result of 13 years of inquiry, searching the mind of the Spirit regarding the place of apostles today, and seeking to understand what it means for the church to be the mature apostolic church. Apostolic grace is for every believer. This book seeks to equip you to receive a greater grace, and prepare you for the astounding days ahead. 
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51st State? (Scribe Short Books), Altman, Dennis
91 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? 
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A Future for Myself, Amanda McKay
92 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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Daddy, Please Say You're Sorry: One Woman's Journey of Healing, Amber
93 Amber Daddy, Please Say You're Sorry: One Woman's Journey of Healing
U.S.A. Compcare Pubns 1992 0896382621 / 9780896382626 1st Edition Glossy Pictorial Soft Cover Very Good 12mo 
152 pages including drawings. A woman survivor of incest has found freedom and healing through the creation of this very moving, handwritten, self-illustrated book. Amber's book of memories--some fearful (even horrifying), some inspiring--affirms her identity as a woman and an artist-writer and reveals how the creative process can be part of emotional healing. Ex-library markings/attachments or remnants of and covered in adhesive transparent plastic. 
Price: 15.00 AUD
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To Catch a Spy: An Anthology of Favourite Spy Stories, Ambler, Eric (ed)
94 Ambler, Eric (ed) To Catch a Spy: An Anthology of Favourite Spy Stories
U. K. Four Square Books / NEL 1966 1st Edition Glossy Pictorial Soft Cover Good 16mo 
206 pages with Spy Stories by Erie Ambler; John Buehan; Ian Fleming; Michael Gilbert; Graham Greene; Compton Mackenzie; Somerset Maugham. 
Price: 12.00 AUD
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Heroes and Exiles Gay Icons Through the Ages, Ambrose, Tom
95 Ambrose, Tom Heroes and Exiles Gay Icons Through the Ages
U. K. New Holland 2010 1847734685 / 9781847734686 1st Edition Pictorial Soft Cover Very Good 12mo 
216 indexed pages. Demonised by the Church throughout the Middle Ages and the Renaissance, homosexuals became the scapegoats of society, constantly facing exile or a brutal death. In "Heroes to Exiles", the human cost of this long exile is told through the lives of the most eminent homosexual men and women in history. Some were artists like the wild living Benvenuto Cellini or the repressed Edward Lear. Others were poets such as Thomas Gray, W. H. Auden or novelists such as Henry James and A. J. Symonds. Their places of refuge changed through the centuries from Italy in the 18th, to Paris in the 19th and Berlin, California and Tangier in the 20th. Some experiences were tragic, like those of William Beckford, Lord Byron or Oscar Wilde, and some were triumphant, like the remarkable story of the Ladies of Llangollen who became the most famous lesbians in Europe. Often treated with outright suspicion, homosexuals were targets for the totalitarian dictatorships of the 20th century. As such they were consigned in their tens of thousands to exile in Siberia or to the Nazi death camps. Even when peace returned after World War II most democracies still proscribed homosexual behaviour, forcing the Americans Paul Bowles and James Baldwin to seek exile in Europe and North Africa. Today the tolerance of Ancient Greece has returned to most Western societies although homosexuals are still persecuted in some Islamic countries such as Iran. In "Heroes to Exiles", Tom Ambrose asks if we have finally realised that sexual orientation is as irrelevant to character and achievement as gender and skin colour and if the long exile has ended. 
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Across State Lines: An Anthology of Poetry - America's 50 States as Represented in Poetry, American Poetry & Literac
96 American Poetry & Literac Across State Lines: An Anthology of Poetry - America's 50 States as Represented in Poetry
USA Dover Pub 2003 0486428591 / 9780486428598 1st Edition Glossy Pictorial Soft Cover Very Good 12mo 
67 pages. An Anthology of Poetry featuring poems by Nan Arbuckle, Wendell Berry, Philip Booth, Fleda Brown, Kathryn Stripling Byer, Hayden Garrutb, Willa Gather, Lucille Clifton, Billy Collins, Peggy Simson Curry, Harley Elliot, Lawrence Ferlingbetti, Roland Flint, Robert Frost, Hamlin Garland, Nikki Giovanni, Rebecca Gonzales, Langston Hughes, lane Kenyon, Robbie Spilka Klein, Juliet Kono, Emma Lazarus, Philip Levine, Janet Lewis, Shirley C-eok-lin Lim, Amy Lowell, Walt McDonald, Ron McFarland, Howard Nemerov, Joyce Carol Dates, Mary Oliver, Kirk Robertson, Carl Sandburg, Gary Snyder, William Stafford, Wallace Stevens, Robert Lewis Weeks, Walt Whitman, Miller Williams, James Wright. 
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Jake's Thing, Amis, Kingsley
97 Amis, Kingsley Jake's Thing
U. K. Penguin 1979 0140050965 / 9780140050967 1st Edition Glossy Soft Cover Good 16mo 
286 pages. Jake Richardson is a lecherous Oxford don who, rapidly approaching 60 and horrified at the dwindling resources of his normally hyperactive libido, seeks professional advice and tours the modern inferno of self-awareness and sexuality. 
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I'm Not Scared, Ammaniti, Niccolo
98 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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Women on Men 2, Ammerlaan, Caroline
99 Ammerlaan, Caroline Women on Men 2
Australia Axiom Pub 1993 0947338357 / 9780947338350 1st Edition Glossy Pictorial Hard Cover Very Good Very Good 12mo 
80 pages. In response to the many requests for another collection along the same lines as 'Women On Men', we offer a completely new edition. In presenting these titles we've realised how pertinent the remarks are to many men. Generally speaking we've been kind when compiling this book - but let's face it, some men deserve everything they get. 
Price: 8.00 AUD
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Step from Heaven, An Na
100 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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