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  • Istanbul

    by Orhan Pamuk ...
    Translated by Maureen Freely ...
    Istanbul, through the mind of its most celebrated writer** PRE-ORDER NIGHTS OF PLAGUE, THE NEW NOVEL FROM ORHAN PAMUK **Winner of the Nobel Prize for Literature'A declaration of love.' Sunday Times'A fascinating read for anyone who has even the slightest acquaintance with this fabled bridge between east and west.' The Economist'An irresistibly seductive book' Jan Morri... ... Read more

    $12.75 AUD

  • Different Drummer

    The Life of Kenneth MacMillan

    by Jann Parry ...
    Kenneth MacMillan's ballets are in constant demand by world-famous companies, particularly Romeo and Juliet, Manon and Mayerling. However, MacMillan was tormented by an acute sense of being an outsider, and often at odds with the institutions in which he worked.A real-life Billy Elliot from a Scottish working class family, MacMillan demonstrated a prodigious talent for dancing from an early age. ... Read more

    $24.74 AUD

  • The Caretaker

    by Harold Pinter ...
    It was with this play that Harold Pinter had his first major success, and its production history since it was first performed in 1960 has established the work as a landmark in twentieth-century drama.The obsessive caretaker, Davies, whose papers are in Sidcup, is a classic comic creation, and his uneasy relationship with the enigmatic Aston and Mick established the author's individuality with an ... Read more

    $14.51 AUD

  • Something to Answer For

    by P. H. Newby ...
    Winner of the inaugural Booker Prize in 1969.It is 1956 and Townrow is in Port Said - of these two facts he's reasonably certain. He has been summoned by the widow of his deceased friend, Elie Khoury. She is convinced that Elie was murdered, but nobody seems to agree with her. What about Leah Strauss, the mistress? And the invading British paratroops? Only an Englishman, surely, would take for ... Read more

    $11.43 AUD

  • The Death of Tragedy

    'This book is important-and portentous-for if it is true that tragedy is dead, we face a vital cultural loss. . . . The book is bound to start controversy. . . . The very passion and insight with which he writes about the tragedies that have moved him prove that the vision still lives and that words can still enlighten and reveal.'R.B. Sewall, New York Times Book Review ... Read more

    $11.43 AUD

  • Dear Little Corpses

    The Sunday Times Crime Book of the Month

    by Nicola Upson ...
    'More than just a brilliant mystery . . . wonderful.' Ian Moore'Kept me guessing. Bravo!' Martin EdwardsIt takes a village to bury a child.1 September, 1939. As the mass evacuation takes place across Britain, thousands of children leave London for the countryside, but when a little girl vanishes without trace, the reality of separation becomes more desperate and more deadly for those who love her. ... Read more

    $10.88 AUD

  • April in Spain

    by John Banville ...
    The sumptuous, propulsive, sun-kissed follow up to the bestselling Snow, from the Booker Prize winning author'He wanted to know who she was, and why he was convinced he had some unremembered connection with her. It was as simple as that. But he knew it wasn't. It wasn't simple at all.'When Dublin pathologist Quirke glimpses a familiar face while on holiday with his wife, it's hard, at first, to ... Read more

    $14.51 AUD

  • The Observations

    by Jane Harris ...
    'Vastly original. Bessy is surely one of the most striking characters in recent fiction: cynical, disruptive, tender and very, very funny.' Independent on SundayShortlisted for the Orange PrizeScotland, 1863. In an attempt to escape her past, Bessy Buckley takes a job working as a maid in a big country house. But when Arabella, her beautiful mistress, asks her to undertake a series of bizarre ... Read more

    $11.43 AUD

  • The Children of Men

    by P. D. James ...
    Award-winning P.D. James, one of the masters of British crime fiction, plots this atmospheric and disturbing novel in the year 2021. Children of Men is a brilliant mystery possessing all of the qualities which distinguish P.D. James as a novelist.Under the despotic rule of Xan Lyppiatt, the Warden of England, the old are despairing and the young cruel. Theo Faren, a cousin of the Warden, lives a ... Read more

    $10.88 AUD

  • Hundred Years War Vol 2

    Trial By Fire

    In the second volume of his celebrated history of the Hundred Years War, Jonathan Sumption examines the middle years of the fourteenth century and the succession of crises that threatened French affairs of state, including defeat at Poitiers and the capture of the king. ... Read more

    $22.98 AUD

  • Wise Blood

    Wise Blood, Flannery O'Connor's first novel, is the story of Hazel Motes who, released from the armed services, returns to the evangelical Deep South. There he begins a private battle against the religiosity of the community and in particular against Asa Hawkes, the 'blind' preacher, and his degenerate fifteen-year-old daughter. In desperation Hazel founds his own religion, 'The Church without ... Read more

    $11.43 AUD

  • The Man Who Invented Motion Pictures

    A True Tale of Obsession, Murder and the Movies

    by Paul Fischer ...
    Louis Le Prince invented the motion picture in 1890. He applied for, and was granted, patents in four countries. And then, a month before unveiling it to the world...he disappeared. And was never seen again.Three years later, Le Prince's invention was finally made public - by a man who claimed to have invented it himself. The man's name was Thomas Edison.This book is the story of the birth of ... Read more

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