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Ten Things I Hate about Me, Abdel-Fattah, Randa
1 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
2 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
3 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. 
Price: 9.00 AUD
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Kicking in Danger., Alan Wearne
4 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. 
Price: 10.00 AUD
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My Invented Country: A Memoir, Allende, Isabel
5 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
6 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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To Catch a Spy: An Anthology of Favourite Spy Stories, Ambler, Eric (ed)
7 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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Jake's Thing, Amis, Kingsley
8 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
9 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
10 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
11 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
12 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. 
Price: 12.00 AUD
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Help! My Parents Think I'm a Robot, Andy Griffiths Terry Denton
13 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. 
Price: 12.50 AUD
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The Auschwitz Violin, Anglada, Maria Angels
14 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
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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The Mega Book of Boyz Rule!: Bk. 1, Arena, Felice; Kettle, Phil
16 Arena, Felice; Kettle, Phil The Mega Book of Boyz Rule!: Bk. 1
Australia Macmillan Education 2006 1420209027 / 9781420209020 1st Edition Soft Cover Good 12mo 
192 pages. The Mega Book of Boyz Rule! contains four stories: Rock Star, Bike Daredevils, Water Rats and Secret Agent Heroes all in the one book. This bind-up is a great introduction to the Boyz Rule characters, with four stories from the first series. In Rock Star, Sam and Billy form their own rock group with Billy as lead singer and Sam on guitar. In one uncontrollable moment Billy takes Sam's guitar and lets rip, with unbelievable results! Con and Josh decide to muck around on their bikes in Bike Daredevils. They become famous stuntmen and rig up some tricky jumps. Even the dog next door is part of the action! Water Rats is about how Tom and Joey are playing in the water at their local pool and make an amazing discovery in the lost-and-found stakes. In Secret Agent Heroes, Nick and Matt become secret agents and uncover a real-life drama in their mission to attack Zit Face and his familiar female friend. For primary school aged children. 
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The Butterfly Month, Ariella Kornmehl
17 Ariella Kornmehl The Butterfly Month
Australia Scribe 2007 1921215267 / 9781921215261 1st Edition Soft Cover Good 12mo 
187 pages. Joni, a young doctor, leaves behind a painful, failed love affair in her native Holland to work in a hospital in South Africa. She lives in a protected community with an African housemaid, Zanele, who tends to her needs, and offers her solid and devoted friendship without expecting much more than wages and a roof over her head in return. Joni's life is ordered, rational, organised - keeping at bay the threat of spontaneity or surprise. This young and vital woman lives like a prisoner, sacrificing freedom in exchange for a protective sense of order. Her life is built upon a framework of duties and habits, and proceeds with the certainty, efficiency, and deadly pace of a machine. South Africa seems a strange home for someone seeking this kind of sterile confinement, and gradually the lives of Zanele, along with her vivacious daughter, Shanla, begin to intrude on Joni's isolation. As they begin to forge a relationship with her, so the spirits of Africa penetrate her life and begin to erode its sense of controlled precision. And as Joni finally realises that she, too, has unwittingly become emotionally involved with the lives of her African friends, the vulnerability of her life in post-apartheid South Africa is made all too clear. In a mesmerising denouement, Joni finds herself at the mercy of 'the God of Africa' and exposed to chaotic, brutal forces that she cannot control. 'The Butterfly Month' is an edgy, haunting novel that derives immense power from its disarmingly gentle tone. There is curling in some pages. 
Price: 12.00 AUD
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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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Alfred Hitchcock and the Three Investigators in the Mystery of the Talking Skull, Arthur, Robert
19 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. 
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The Slow Natives, Astley, Thea
20 Astley, Thea The Slow Natives
Australia Penguin 1990 0140134115 / 9780140134117 1st Edition Soft Cover Good 12mo 
209 pages. Set in suburban Brisbane, the novel takes place on that familiar battleground where middle age and adolescence confront each other in a climate of hostile bewilderment, contempt and love. 'If one saw behind the faces into the hearts, one would die.' A suburban couple have drifted into the shallows of middle- aged boredom. Their fourteen-year-old son is a stranger, meeting their attempts at love with hostile indifference Surly at home. he is a dab hand at shoplifting and looks like sliding into delinquency. Moving from Brisbane to a country convent and the Gold Coast. the novel is a brilliant. witty portrait of the surface of ordinary life. The beverson family and their connections appear normal but desire and inner emotion are never quite so simple. 'The Slow Naiiws is a remarkable book by an author with an unusual assortment of talents. enough to titillate any jaded appetite for novel-reading.' Australian Book Review. 
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