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1. Adams, Frances (1994). John Webb's End, or Strong as Death [Australian Books on Demand]. Canberra: Mulini Press. 74 pp. Paperback large octavo, very good condition, frontispiece, small dent & tiny closed tears spine, slight crease front cover near spine, minor edgewear. A tragic Australian historical crime novel about a man who is in love with a girl who is not interested in him. He gets in financial difficulties when he takes on a property. He turns to bushranging with disastrous results. This is a well written story and tells a lot about Australia's early beginnings and the nature of outback life. (Australian Books on Demand, no. 12. Originally published, 1891.). ISBN: 0949910414. Our Book No: 29846. $25 AUD.

2. Adelaide, Debra (2008). The Household Guide to Dying (1st ed). Sydney: Picador / Pan Macmillan. 386 pp. Paperback trade, very good condition, top corner little creased rear cover, pages faintly toned, minor edgewear. Australian novel about a woman with cancer and how she copes with it. Fresh, witty, moving and a celebration of love, family and that place we call home. When Delia Bennet, author and domestic advice columnist (a modern-day Mrs Beeton), is diagnosed with cancer, she knows it's time to get her house in order. Her final catchy contribution: "The Household Guide to Dying". ISBN: 9780330424257. Our Book No: 26132. $10 AUD.

3. Alexander, Nicole (2014). Sunset Ridge (Reprint ed). Sydney: Bantam. 488 pp. Paperback thick trade, very good condition, bottom corner front cover & top corner rear cover little creased, minor edgewear. Australian novel about three Queensland brothers - Thaddeus, Luther and David Harrow - who choose freedom over their restricted lives at the family property called Sunset Ridge. They set off to the trenches in Europe to fight in the Great War. Decades later David Harrows granddaughter starts a search to uncover all she can about the grandfather she never knew. ISBN: 9781864712780. Our Book No: 28525. $12 AUD.

4. Alexandra, Belinda (2008). Silver Wattle (Reprint ed). Sydney: HarperCollins. 519 pp. Paperback thick trade, very good condition, crease bottom corner & edge rear cover, minor edgewear. This novel is about two exceptional sisters, set in the Australian film world and Prague of the 1920s. The Australian author weaves fact into inspiring fiction, creating a novel that is full of hope, glamour and heartbreak. ISBN: 9780732281359. Our Book No: 25486. $16 AUD.

5. Alexandra, Belinda (2010). Tuscan Rose (Reprint ed). Sydney: HarperCollins. 563 pp. Paperback thick octavo, very good condition, bottom corner tip little creased covers, spine little creased, pages lightly toned, minor edgewear. The bestselling Australian author Belinda Alexandra has written an historical novel based in Italy. It is the story of a girl named Rosa who was left as an infant with the sisters of Santo Spirito. The story is one of sacrifice and reward, of beauty and horror, and redemption. ISBN: 9780732281328. Our Book No: 30918. $25 AUD.

6. Alexandra, Belinda (2011). Golden Earrings (1st ed). Sydney: HarperCollins. 513 pp. Paperback thick octavo, very good condition, front cover corner tips little creased, minor bump base spine, minor edgewear. The Australian author has written an historical novel that moves between two great cities: Barcelona in the lead up to the Civil War (1930s) and Paris in the 1970s. It is the story of two women and the extremes they are prepared to go to for love. It is a story of great passions and great betrayals - where nothing is quite as it seems. ISBN: 9780732291952. Our Book No: 27668. $20 AUD.

7. Allen, Robert (1990). Tokyo No Hana (1st ed). Sydney: Imprint / Angus & Robertson. 103 pp. Paperback thin trade, very good condition, minor edgewear. This is the Australian author's first novel. It is set in Japan, and captures the charm of modern Japanese society at play. ISBN: 0207165947. Our Book No: 25716. $10 AUD.

8. Allington, Patrick (2009). Figurehead (1st ed). Melbourne: Black Inc. 239 pp. Paperback octavo, very good condition, pages lightly toned, minor edgewear corners (laminate little lifting). Australian novel about guilt and memory, and the awful distance between dreams and reality. This is the author's first novel and goes into the world of power politics, corruption and agents of influence. Ted Whittlemore, a broken-down war correspondent, plays a leading part in the bloodies revolution of modern times - the Khmer Rouge takeover of Cambodia. ISBN: 9781863954365. Our Book No: 27966. $14 AUD.

9. Anastasios, Andrew; Wilson-Anastasios, Meaghan (2015). The Water Diviner: Based on the Original Script by Andrew Knight and Andrew Anastasios (Reprint ed). Sydney: Pan Macmillan Australia. 348 pp. Paperback small trade, very good condition, few light creases covers, minor edgewear. This novel tells the complete story of The Water Diviner and is based on the original screenplay (now a major motion picture). It is inspired by true events found within personal accounts and official records from the Great War (WW1) about actions at Gallipoli. Joshua Connor, a grieving farmer and sometime water diviner from the Mallee in Victoria, sets out to fulfil his wife's dying wish, to travel to Gallipoli to recover the bodies of his three sons and bury them in consecrated ground. He discovers that his eldest son, Art, may still be alive. When Connor makes a desperate dash into the perilous heart of Anatolia one question haunts him: if Art is alive, why hasn't he come home? ISBN: 9781743534281. Our Book No: 30221. $15 AUD.

10. Ashmere, Emma (2015). The Floating Garden: A Novel (Reprint ed). Melbourne: Spinifex Press. 243 pp. Paperback wide trade, very good condition, minor edgewear corners. This novel is about shedding secrets, taking second chances, and finding love amongst the ruins. Set in Sydney, Milsons Point, 1926. The novel evokes the hardships and glories of Sydney's past and tells the little-known story of those people made homeless to make way for the Sydney Harbour Bridge. ISBN: 9781742199368. Our Book No: 29664. $18 AUD.

11. Astley, Thea (1985). Beachmasters (Reprint ed). Melbourne: Penguin Books. 184 pp. Paperback trade, very good condition, pages lightly toned, minor edgewear. Novel by Australian writer, and set in the Pacific. ISBN: 0140079122. Our Book No: 26054. $10 AUD.

12. Astley, Thea (1990). Reaching Tin River (1st p/b ed). Melbourne: Minerva / Mandarin. 223 pp. Paperback, very good condition, minor edgewear corners & edges, sticker rear cover. Novel by Australian writer. Belle's mother was a drummer in an all women's group, her father was a trumpeter Belle met for the first time in a Manhatten jazz bar. She had a husband too - briefly. None of this added up to the centre she craved - until Gaden Lockyer appeared - love, obsession and Tin River. ISBN: 1863304541. Our Book No: 9435. $10 AUD.

13. Astley, Thea (1997). The Multiple Effects of Rainshadow (Reprint ed). Melbourne: Penguin Books. 296 pp. Paperback trade, very good condition, pages faintly toned, minor edgewear. This novel won the 1996 Age Book of the Year Award, and was shortlisted for the 1997 Miles Franklin Award. Based loosely on an incident in north Queensland over sixty years ago, but the characters are fictional. ISBN: 0140267557. Our Book No: 24685. $10 AUD.

14. Baillie, Allan (1986). Riverman. Melbourne: Nelson. 142 pp. Hardback small octavo, dustjacket, very good condition (in very good dustjacket), map, faint foxing top edge, slight crease front jacket (minor edgewear, faint foxing reverse side). An Allan Baillie Australian historical novel for young adults. Tim has always been known as "Shrimp". In the rugged mining town of Zeehan, Tasmania, a four-foot kid is of no use to anyone. But the mine disaster of 1912 changed Tim's life dramatically and turns him into a man. He sets out with his Uncle Larry and a tough team of men on a dangerous voyage up the Franklin river. Life is hard and the river holds hidden perils - but Tim knows he must learn how to survive. (ISBN asigned later to some or all copies.). ISBN: 017006753X. Our Book No: 22943. $15 AUD.

15. Baker, Candida (2000). The Hidden (1st ed). Sydney: Random House. 185 pp. Hardback octavo, dustjacket, good plus condition (in very good dustjacket), full-page sepia (brown-tinted) photos, faint foxing reverse side jacket, base spine little rubbed, small split front inner hinge (pages firm). The Hidden, by Candida Baker (Random House, 2000). Novel by Australian writer, the author of "Women and Horses". A photographer prepares an exhibition of her early work for her London gallery. Sorting through the faded prints she comes across a photo taken in Australia over 20 years before. The photo makes her remember the story she has kept to herself all these years. This is a claustrophobic and chilling tale of madness and memory. ISBN: 1740510119. Our Book No: 28982. $12 AUD.

16. Baranay, Inez (1989). The Saddest Pleasure. Sydney: Imprint Collins. 150 pp. Paperback trade, very good condition, faint foxing top edge, pages faintly toned, spine little faded. In these short stories, some of which are written as the notes from a travel diary, the author ironically observes the ephemeral nature of her generations's search for peace of mind and the spirit of perfection. ISBN: 073222537X. Our Book No: 28310. $10 AUD.

17. Barnard, Robert (1974). Death of an Old Goat. London: Crime Club by Collins. 190 pp. Hardback small octavo, dustjacket, good condition (in fair dustjacket), gilt title on spine, red boards, jacket chipped (flap price-clipped, corners worn with minimal loss & small edge tears, faint foxing & toning reverse side), edges lightly foxed, slight toning pages, some edgewear, owner's name free flyleaf. This mystery novel is set in Australia is the first novel by Robert Barnard. Drummondale was not one of Australia's most distinguished seats of learning, but then Professor Belville-Smith was hardly one of England’s most distinguished exports. He came, he saw, he lectured (on Mrs Gaskell and Jane Austen) - and a few hours later he was found violently and mysteriously dead. Who could have committed the crime? Inspector Royle has to find the killer. The book is a very funny send-up of university life 'down under’. The author spent six years at an Australian university, which he says has a passing resemblance to Drummondale through the staff are completely distinct. He enjoyed his stay in Australia, and met his Australian wife there. ISBN: 0002311984. Our Book No: 40857. $90 AUD.

18. Bassett, Jan (editor) (1995). Great Southern Landings: An Anthology of Antipodean Travel (1st ed). Melbourne: Oxford University Press (OUP). 328 pp. Hardback octavo, dustjacket, very good condition (in very good dustjacket), minor edgewear jacket, base spine lightly rubbed, small scuff mark front cover, tiny dent bottom edge. The term Antipodes was originally used to refer to "places on the surface of the earth directly opposite each other", and later came to mean Australasia. Thousands of travellers from the northern hemisphere - from Francois Pelsaert, commander of the ill-fated Batavia, to Eric Newby and Jan Morris - have left records of their impressions of the Antipodes; some voyagers - Jonathan Swift, Samuel Butler and Jules Verne, for instance, travelled only in their minds, writing about imaginary voyages. Jan Bassett has collected a delightful selection of 90 extracts from the writings of notable visitors to and imaginers of the Antipodes. These date from about 1605 to the 1990s. Included are dreamers, sailors, adventurers, political commentators and sporting figures. ISBN: 0195535820. Our Book No: 24836. $14 AUD.

19. Bayet-Charlton, Fabienne (2002). Finding Ullagundahi Island: A Story of Family, Place and Belonging. Sydney, Crows Nest: Allen & Unwin. 246 pp. Paperback trade, very good condition, pages faintly toned, minor edgewear. A fresh and lively memoir by a South Australian indigenous academic and writer - a blend of autobiography and fiction (faction). This book is about family, place and a sense of belonging, identity and Aboriginality. ISBN: 1865085863. Our Book No: 24511. $12 AUD.

20. Beaver, Bruce (1966). You Can't Come Back (1st ed). Adelaide: Rigby Limited. 166 pp. Hardback small, dustjacket, very good condition (in very good dustjacket), top edge lightly foxed, edges reverse side lightly foxed jacket (unclipped, minor edgewear). First edition. In this short novel, a small party of railway labourers are allotted a week's work and stationed at a large NSW country town. Their daily lives and the experiences that befall them after working hours are described, laconically enough, by a member of the group. The author's first novel is based on his six year's experience as a surveyor's labourer in the Hunter valley and northern New South Wales. (An Angus & Robertson edition was also published in 1966, presumably in the U.K.). Our Book No: 22889. $10 AUD.

21. Becke, Louis; Spennemann, Dirk R. (editor) (2005). His Native Wife [Australian Books on Demand]. Canberra, Jamison Centre: Mulini Press. 123 pp. Paperback small octavo, very good plus condition. "His Native Wife" was his first novella. He tackles the - at the time - controversial subject of interracial, 'island-style' (de facto) marriage against the backdrop of Protestant missionary activities in Micronesia. Originally published, Sydney, Alexander Lindsay, 1895. Louis Becke (1855 - 1913) was an Australian trader in the Pacific, short storywriter and novelist. This is his scarcest novel. Dirk Spennemann has compiled and edited a critical edition, based on the three published versions of the novel. ISBN: 9780975723227. Our Book No: 17405. $30 AUD.

22. Bedford, Eric (1944). Scum o' the Seas. Sydney: Currawong Press. 240 pp. Hardback small, no jacket (missing) as common, good plus condition, board cover, red cloth spine, scuff marks, biro marks one page. (Estimated date, 1944, Trove catalogue. Muir 622.) A boys adventure story about a runaway apprentice, set in New South Wales of the1850s - Sydney Cove, the goldfields, and at sea. Our Book No: 15534. $10 AUD.

23. Bevan, Christopher (2012). Parable of the Two Sons (1st ed). Sydney: Bideena Publishing Co Pty Ltd. 295 pp. Paperback octavo, very good condition, tiny bump top spine, laminate slightly lifting rear fore-edge, minor edgewear corners, pages lightly toned, autograph (written & dated dedication by author title page). Australian novel about a father's struggle to bring up his two sons alone after the loss of their mother. ISBN: 9780980815719. Our Book No: 28303. $18 AUD.

24. Biggs, John (2003). The Girl in the Golden House (1st ed). Canberra: Pandanus Books. 287 pp. Paperback small octavo, very good condition, bottom edge lightly rubbed, minor edgewear. A story about a young man named Chris Wong who is searching for the right girl to share his golden house with him. The characters are interwoven with the real story of the handover of Hong Kong to the People's Republic of China. The characters are fictional, but the political events are real, as are the players involved in those events. The two court cases are based on real cases although the participants and the details are fictional. ISBN: 1740760336. Our Book No: 23594. $10 AUD.

25. Boothby, Guy; Wood, Stanley (illustrator) (1897). The Fascination of the King (1st ed). London: Ward Lock & Co., Limited. 286 pp. Hardback octavo, no jacket, fair condition only (reading copy), dark blue boards (dulled), gilt title cover & spine, embossed decoration spine, colour illustration front board (two corner tips missing), four black & white plates includes frontispiece with tissue guard (one plate loose), front free flyleaf REMOVED, rough-cut edges, pages lightly toned, tissue guard toned & creased, edges foxed & toned, light foxing endpapers & title page, spine ends chipped, tiny tear base of spine, front & rear inner hinges slightly split (pages firm), small piece missing edge four pages (text retained), light toning pages, tiny hole title page, some edgewear, owner's written name. This classic novel is a nihilist spy tale about a man named Marie, King of the Medangs. The preface states he is based on a true story of a supposed Frenchman who travelled to the hinterland of Annam and proclaimed himself King. The meeting in Venice, all that happened in the Eastern State, the wedding, and even the war with the French, is pure fiction. Written by Australian writer born at Glen Osmond South Australia in 1867. He lived mainly in England. He died in 1905 at Boscombe UK. He is best known for His Dr Nikola novels. (Plus 16 pages of Ward Lock publications at rear.). ISBN: B0006DAJ6G. Our Book No: 40796. $30 AUD.

26. Boothby, Guy; Austin, Henry (illustrator) (1899). The Red Rat's Daughter (1st ed). London: Ward Lock & Co., Limited. 384 pp. Hardback octavo, no jacket, good condition, dark blue boards (gilt title & decoration embossed on cover & spine, four black & white plates including frontispiece with tissue guide, rough-cut page edges, pages lightly toned, edges foxed & toned, light foxing endpapers & title page, minor edgewear corner tips covers little rubbed. This story is about a young man named John Browne and his many thrilling adventures. Set in Paris and its art center. Written by Australian writer born at Glen Osmond South Australia in 1867. He lived mainly in England. He died in 1905 at Boscombe UK. He is best known for His Dr Nikola novels. Our Book No: 40792. $60 AUD.

27. Boothby, Guy; Kemp-Welch, Lucy E. (illustrator) (1899). Love Made Manifest (1st ed). London: Ward Lock & Co., Limited. 376 pp. Hardback octavo, jacket, good condition, dark blue boards, gilt title & pattern embossed on cover & spine, four black & white plates including frontispiece with tissue guide (toned), rough-cut page edges, pages lightly toned, edges foxed & toned, endpapers toned & lightly foxed, minor edgewear spine ends & corner tips, small toned patches some pages, front & rear inner hinges slightly split (pages firm), front board little dulled near spine, minor edgewear spine ends & corner tips, . First edition. This classic crime fiction novel is set mostly in Samoa with a slight Australian reference. The story revolves around a boy named Claude who falls in love with a girl name Loie. From Apia to Sydney to Belgrave Square our hero finds fame and fortune but confronts serious peril. Written by Australian writer born at Glen Osmond South Australia in 1867. He lived mainly in England. He died in 1905 at Boscombe UK. He is best known for His Dr Nikola novels. (No date, but 1899, Loder.). Our Book No: 40795. $50 AUD.

28. Boothby, Guy; Wood, Stanley L. (illustrator); Sanctuary, Luke (introduction) (1902). In Strange Company: A Story of Chili and the Southern Seas. London: Ward Lock & Co. 300 pp. Hardback small octavo, no jacket, good plus condition, red boards (cover & spine embossed with gilt title), four black & white illustrations (includes frontispiece with tissue guard), pages lightly toned, edges lightly foxed (few small spots), minimal foxing endpapers, spine ends little bumped, spine little faded, few light stains covers, owner's printed name label inside front cover. This story is set in North Queensland with a pearler as the hero. The novel travels to the Isle of Wight, London, Argentine Republic (Argentina), Chili (Chile), Tahiti, Batavia, and back to London. The story centres on Marmaduke Plowden who has embezzled 200,000 pounds from his clients in London, and fled to Chile. The first novel by the Australian writer, copyright 1896. This copy is a later edition that has four illustrations including the frontispiece, not six as mentioned in the earliest copies. (No date, but about 1900 to 1905: Latest Ethel Turner book in Ward list, Three Little Maids, 1900. This copy has an embossed red cloth cover with gilt title. 12p Ward Lock booklist at rear.). ISBN: B000NIA612. Our Book No: 40535. $50 AUD.

29. Boothby, Guy; Wood, Stanley (illustrator) (1902). The Kidnapped President (1st ed). London: Ward Lock & Co., Limited. 308 pp. Hardback octavo, no jacket, good condition, dark blue boards (gilt title & red design on cover & spine, frontispiece with tissue guide, four black & white plates includes frontispiece (one plate slightly loose), publisher adverts at rear, rough-cut edges, pages lightly toned, patchy toning on tissue guide & several pages, edges foxed & toned, light foxing endpapers & title page, rear inner hinge little split (pages firm), minor edgewear corner tips covers, protected by archival glassine plastic sleeve. This story is a mystery adventure of a naval officer in a South American republic and a missing president. Starts in Britain and continues in South America, then finishes in Britain. Written by Australian writer born at Glen Osmond South Australia in 1867. He lived mainly in England. He died in 1905 at Boscombe UK. He is best known for His Dr Nikola novels. Our Book No: 40794. $60 AUD.

30. Boothby, Guy; Wilson, Oscar (illustrator) (1903). A Two-fold Inheritance (1st ed). London: Ward Lock & Co., Limited. 328 pp. Hardback octavo, no jacket, good condition, dark blue boards (gilt title & pattern cover & spine, four black & white plates includes frontispiece with tissue guide, corner tips two pages folded, pages lightly toned, front free flyleaf creased & little scratched, edges foxed & toned, light foxing endpapers & title page, minor edgewear corner tips covers, protected by archival glassine jacket. Classic crime fiction novel set in London. Revolves around Lord Dorset, a widow by the name of Stella, and a missing heir Reggie Sandridge who ends up married to Dorothy. Written by Australian writer born at Glen Osmond South Australia in 1867. He lived mainly in England. He died in 1905 at Boscombe UK. He is best known for His Dr Nikola novels. ISBN: B000LXASYE. Our Book No: 40793. $80 AUD.

31. Boothby, Guy; Austin, Henry (illustrator) (1904). A Bid for Freedom (1st ed). London: Ward Lock & Co., Limited. 348 pp. Hardback octavo, no jacket, good condition, dark blue boards (gilt title & design embossed on front cover & spine), four black & white illustrations includes frontispiece with tissue guide, publisher adverts at rear, pages lightly toned, edges foxed & toned, minimal foxing endpapers & title page, spine ends little creased, front & rear hinge lightly split (pages firm), one plate is slightly loose, few page corners creased, small edge tears few pages, some edgewear cover corners, small embossed bookshop stamp, owner written name front pastedown, removable archival plastic glassine jacket. First edition. This crime fiction novel is set in Gibraltar. It involves the abduction of a Duke's daughter to become the wife of the cruel Sultan of Madrapore. Written by Australian writer born at Glen Osmond South Australia in 1867. He lived mainly in England. He died in 1905 at Boscombe UK. He is best known for His Dr Nikola novels. Our Book No: 40791. $45 AUD.

32. Bouras, Gillian (1996). A Stranger Here. Melbourne: Penguin Books. 247 pp. Paperback trade, very good condition, pages lightly toned as usual, minor edgewear. A novel about three Greek women, by Australian writer. Seamlessly weaves fact with fiction about the migrant experience. ISBN: 0140261141. Our Book No: 20096. $10 AUD.

33. Boyd, Garry (2010). Billy Two: In a Vast and Unforgiving Land, only One Man Can Uncover the Truth. Melbourne, Glen Waverley: Sid Harta Publishers. 331 pp. Paperback small octavo, very good condition, bottom corner tip rear cover little scuffed, minor edgewear, autograph (written dedication by author). Australian novel about a girl named Liza Jerome who leaves busy Adelaide in the 1950s to join her newly wed husband James on his remote property Kilcare, close to the small township of Oodnadatta in South Australia. James turns out to be a very different man to the one she married. Liza seeks solace and friendship in the staff at Kilcare, especially the enigmatic part-Aboriginal stockman Billy Two Rivers. The story revolves around a police investigation conducted in and around the hot and unforgiving Simpson Desert. ISBN: 9781921829024. Our Book No: 30526. $40 AUD.

34. Brandon, John G. (1929). Nighthawks (1st ed) [Methuen's Colonial Library]. London: Methuen & Co. 287 pp. Hardback small octavo, no jacket, fair condition only (complete reading copy), blue boards (black title), endpapers & title page foxed, spotty foxing edges, light toning pages, minimal foxing pages (mainly margins), spine ends little worn, boards little rubbed (mainly bottom edge) & scuffed, front & rear hinges slightly split (all pages firm), owner's name & details front free flyleaf, different name written in pencil front flyleaf, name & details written on title page. First edition (scarce). A collectable mystery thriller set in London. Introduces Detective-Inspector Dick Frayne, C.I.D., and also many other hard working people. Written by Australian author born in 1879, and moved to England after 1923. He died in 1941. He wrote over 120 crime fiction novels. Our Book No: 30790. $30 AUD.

35. Brandon, John G. (1934). The Silent House (The Book of the Famous Play by John G. Brandon and George Picket) (5th printing ed). London: Cassell & Company. 310 pp. Hardback small octavo, no jacket, good condition, orange boards, black border front cover, black title spine, endpapers & title page lightly foxed, light toning pages, light foxing pages, spine ends little worn, boards little rubbed (mainly bottom edge), cover corners little bumped, cancelled EX-LIBRARY (rubber stamps inside covers), front & inner hinge slightly split (pages firm). Fifth edition. This mystery thriller is set in Britain. One of the main characters is Doctor Chan-Fu, of the Red House, Barnes. Based on the famous play by John Brandon and George Picket. Written by Australian author born in 1879, and moved to England after 1923. He died in 1941. He wrote over 120 crime novels. (Originally published, 1928. This is the 5th edition, actually 5th printing, 1934.). Our Book No: 40539. $35 AUD.

36. Brandon, John G. (1943). Death in 'D' Division (An A.S.P. Story). London: Wright & Brown, Ltd. 220 pp. Hardback small octavo, dustjacket, good condition (in good dustjacket), printed on war economy standard paper, jacket chipped (edgewear, peephole spine, small loss top spine, faint foxing & toning reverse side, few marks rear cover), endpapers & title page lightly foxed, fore-edge little rubbed, light toning pages, small mark spine (ends little worn), written gift dedication inside front cover, protected by removable semiarchival plastic sleeve. A mystery and adventure novel set in London. Detective Inspector Patrick Aloysius McCarthy has been consulted to help find some criminals. The Honourable Arthur Stukeley Pennington and his Bull Dog Bilgewater come to the aid of a beautiful young woman who is upset. Bilgewater jumps into her lap and licks her: she is startled at first, but them seems to settle down much better with the dog than his master. Later on Bilgewater provides a clue to this mystery. Written by Australian author born in 1879, and moved to England after 1923. He died in 1941. He wrote over 120 crime novels. (No date, but 1943, Hubin & written dedication.). Our Book No: 40534. $50 AUD.

37. Brian, Janeen (2007). Cross Currents (1st stated ed). Sydney: Hachette Livre / Lothian. 151 pp. Paperback trade, very good condition, small crease front cover near spine, minor edgewear. An Australian novel about family relationships. This book is suitable for secondary students. SALE PRICE. ISBN: 9780734410078. Our Book No: 25092. $10 AUD.

38. Brooks, Geraldine (2006). March (Reprint ed). New York: Penguin Books. 273 pp. Paperback trade, very good condition, faint toning edges, tiny bump & rubbing top spine, minor edgewear. Historical novel, by Australian-American writer, set in the American Civil War. In a story inspired by the father character in Little Women and drawn from the journals and letters of Louisa May Alcott's father Bronson, a man leaves behind his family to serve in the Civil War and finds his marriage and beliefs profoundly challenged by his experiences. The book is a lushly written, original tale steeped in the details of another time. This novel was winner of 2006 Pulitzer Prize. ISBN: 0143036661. Our Book No: 27314. $10 AUD.

39. Brooks, Geraldine (2011). Caleb's Crossing (1st ed). New York: Viking / Penguin Books. 306 pp. Hardback octavo, dustjacket, very good condition (in very good dustjacket), owner's name & address label front endpaper. First edition. Historical novel, by Australian-American writer, set in a tiny island settlement called Great Harbor in 1665. The author has written a tale of passion and belief, magic and adventure. The novel takes a journey from Martha's Vineyard to the mean, drafty dormitories of early Harvard. This richly imagined fictional story is blended with fascinating and well researched detail, including native Americans. ISBN: 9780670021048. Our Book No: 29267. $20 AUD.

40. Bruce, Mary Grant; Macfarlane, J. (illustrator) (1926). Timothy in Bushland (Reprint ed). London & Melbourne: Ward, Lock & Co., Ltd. 239 pp. Hardback small octavo, dustjacket, good plus condition (in good plus dustjacket), red cloth cover (embossed, black lettering), black & white plates (including frontispiece), front pastedown little scuffed, some edge tears jacket (reverse side little foxed), endpapers toned, minor internal foxing, minor edgewear, owner's written name & non-author written dedication. Reprint edition (scarce dustjacket). Classic Australian collectible novel for young adults, scarce in dustjacket. Based on a series of tales originally written for "The Leader". Records the adventures of Timothy, a poor child, and his conversations with the animals of the Australian bush, including the mythical bunyip. (Originally published 1912, this is the undated 1926 reprint. Burnet 3.2 variant: has "The Tower Rooms" as last book on front booklist, published in London & Melbourne, and printed by Butler & Tanner, adverts at rear. There are 7 plates by J. Macfarlane: frontispiece, p.48, 80, 96, 112, 208, 224. However cloth cover is red, not green. Written dedication: To Agnes Claveranne from Alma.). Our Book No: 15243. $80 AUD.

41. Bruce, Mary Grant (1940). Captain Jim (Reprint ed). London & Melbourne: Ward, Lock & Co. 311 pp. Hardback small octavo, no jacket, very good condition, green pictorial cloth cover, black & white plates (including frontispiece), edges lightly foxed, pages faintly toned (endpapers toned), minor edgewear, small shop label (toned mark facing page), owner's written name & details. The sixth book in the Billabong series. It is 1916 in England and the dark days of World War 1 drag on. Jim and Wally return to the front line, when Norah discovers she has been left a legacy - a large house in the Surrey countryside. Norah and her father turn "Homewood" into a house for wounded and exhausted civilians. A telegram arrives with the worst news of all - until a miracle happens. (No date, but 1940, Burnet 11.7. Printed by Butler & Tanner. Plates by J. McFarlane. Three plates including frontispiece - though Burnet states four plates. Originally published, 1919.). Our Book No: 17643. $30 AUD.

42. Bruce, Mary Grant (1952). Wings Above Billabong. London & Melbourne: Ward, Lock & Co. 252 pp. Hardback small octavo, dustjacket, very good condition (in very good dustjacket), blue cloth boards (little fading base spine, black spine lettering), frontispiece drawing, edges & few page margins foxed, pages lightly toned, base cover & spine jacket creased with edge tear repaired (otherwise minor edgewear & edge tears), protected by removable semiarchival plastic sleeve (Brodart). Twelfth book of the Billabong series. The routine life of an Australian cattle station is complicated by a secret gold mine. Bandits, aeroplanes and the adventures of a plucky small boy give thrill and drama to a tale for young adults that welcomes old friends and new. (No date, but 1952. Burnet 31.6. No 257 on base jacket spine. Frontispiece not signed JFC. Printed by Ebenezer Baylis.). Our Book No: 17751. $45 AUD.

43. Bruce, Mary Grant (1952). Billabong Riders (1st English stated ed). London & Melbourne: Ward, Lock & Co. 192 pp. Hardback small octavo, dustjacket (flap clipped), good condition (in good dustjacket), red cloth boards, frontispiece, edges lightly foxed, rear cover jacket little marked (reverse side lightly toned & foxed, slight loss spine ends, corners slightly worn), light foxing endpapers & top title page, frontispiece slightly loose bottom edge (other pages firm), protected by removable Brodart semiarchival plastic sleeve. Australian adventure novel for young adults, originally published in Australia 1942. The Billabong folk ride again, this time in wild country, bringing cattle overland from the North. With them we share the droving life, its comradeships, adventures, dangers and laughter. This is a story of good horses and dogs, their owners; and the boy who found among them a new chance in life. Final book in the Billabong series (Burnet 38.5, and no. 263 bottom of spine dustjacket). Jacket cover scene: Boy named Rob working. Last title listed: Billabong Riders (last in series, published 1942). Printed in Great Britain by Ebenezer Baylis and Son, Ltd, The Trinity Press, Worcester and London. Our Book No: 30650. $40 AUD.

44. Bruce, Mary Grant (1955). Golden Fiddles (Reprint ed). London: Ward Lock & Co. 256 pp. Hardback small octavo, dustjacket, very good condition (in very good dustjacket), frontispiece drawing, minor foxing top edge, minor edgewear jacket, small rubber stamp, owner's written name (small). Novel for young adults (not in the Billabong series). The Balfours and their four children are a very poor family, living on a hill farm in Gippsland, Australia. When Mrs Balfour is left 80,000 pounds by an uncle, they can hardly believe their good fortune. (Estimated date, 1955. Burnet 25.4. Number 546 on verso title page, 900/1500 on front flap. Billabong Riders is last book mentioned on rear flap.). Our Book No: 15780. $40 AUD.

45. Bruce, Mary Grant (1958). Norah of Billabong (Reprint ed). London & Melbourne: Ward, Lock & Co. 224 pp. Hardback small octavo, dustjacket, red cloth cover, very good condition (in very good dustjacket), black & white frontispiece, flap clipped jacket, edges lightly foxed (mainly op edge), old price marks, owner's written name front pastedown, protected by removable semiarchival plastic sleeve. Third book in the popular Billabong series. Norah Linton is joyfully reunited with her family after an absence of two years attending school. Many exciting and engrossing incidents await her. (Estimated date, 1958. Burnet 5.11. Frontispiece signed by W. Spence. Numbered 236 on jacket spine. Printed by Wyman & Sons. Cover picture: Norah on white horse chasing a bull.) SALE PRICE. Our Book No: 21035. $20 AUD.

46. Bruce, Mary Grant; Wilson, Barbara Ker (afterword) (1992). Mates at Billabong [Billabong Classics, no 2]. Sydney: Angus & Robertson. 262 pp. Paperback trade, very good condition, minor foxing edges, minor edgewear, old price marks. Historical Australian novel for young adults, part of a series, originally published in 1911. ISBN: 0207175101. Our Book No: 10991. $10 AUD.

47. Bruce, Mary Grant; Ker Wilson, Barbara (afterword) (1992). A Little Bush Maid (Revised ed) [Bluegum Classic / Billabong Book 1]. Sydney: Angus & Robertson. 244 pp. Paperback trade, very good condition, pages lightly toned, minor edgewear (mostly fore-edge). Billabong, a large cattle and sheep property in the Australian countryside, is home to 12-year-old Norah Linton, her widowed father, David and her elder brother, Jim. This is the first book in the popular Billabong books for young adults, originally published in 1910. This revision removes a few paragraphs now considered racist. ISBN: 0207175098. Our Book No: 2617. $10 AUD.

48. Bruce, Robert (1997). Dingoes and Other Poems (New ed) [Colonial Poets Series]. Canberra, Cook: Mulini Press. 12 pp. Paperback trade, very good condition, stapled pamphlet, card covers, frontispiece, staples little rusted, minor edgewear. The author's first published book of poetry appeared in 1875, published by the Adelaide Advertiser. His tales are in verse form and his work precedes Henry Lawson and Banjo Patterson. (No 13 in this series.). ISBN: 0949910716. Our Book No: 40013. $15 AUD.

49. Buchanan, Gilbert (1998). Malco Polia: A da Vinci Man [Malco Polia Trilogy: Book 2]. Sydney: Kew Place Publishing Associates. 410 pp. Paperback octavo, very good condition, black & white text-photos, black & white drawings, minor edgewear. Novel by Australian writer, Book 2 of a trilogy partly based on real people and events, spanning middle-class life of the Polia family as lived from 1855 to 1960 in Australia - and also in England, Ireland, USA and the Far East. Malco Polia is a second-generation Italian-Australian child who grows into a man, but devotes himself to everything new in the current technological world - be it mechanical, artistic or athletic. ISBN: 0646281488. Our Book No: 20574. $10 AUD.

50. Cambridge, Ada; Bradstock, Margaret (introduction); Wakeling, Louis (introduction) (1997). Fidelis. Canberra: Mulini Press. 175 pp. Paperback small quarto, red card cover, as new condition. Australian historical romance novel, originally published in 1895. Perhaps her most interesting novel of her later (Williamstown) period. The story of a male novelist, phenomenally ugly, who avoids expressing his love to Fidelis because of his disability, but all works out in the end. (This copy does not mention: Australian Books on Demand Series, no 16.). ISBN: 0949910635. Our Book No: 13352. $20 AUD.

51. Cambridge, Ada; Morrison, Elizabeth (editor) (1995). A Woman's Friendship (Reprint ed) [Colonial Texts]. Sydney, Kensington: New South Wales University Press (NSWUP). 177 pp. Paperback small octavo (with flaps), very good condition, minor edgewear. Historical novel about life in 1888 in Melbourne. A gentle satire of class and sexuality. First published as a serial in "The Age" newspaper, 1889, and here published as a book for the first time. ISBN: 0868401633. Our Book No: 2510. $25 AUD.

52. Cameron, Lindy (editor) (1992 - 2000). Sisters in Crime Newsletter (19 issues). Melbourne: Sisters in Crime. 16 to 24 pp. Each issue: Paperback large quarto, stapled (later issues), very good condition, coloured papers (various), black & white text-photos & cartoons, adverts. Heavy (1.2 Kg), and extra postage may be requested to destinations outside Australia. Issues 2 (Autumn 1992) to 20 (Autumn 2000) of this Australian crime fiction support magazine published 3 times per year (plus looseleaf brochures inserted). Provides a forum for discussion of women's crime and mystery fiction, to further the careers of women writers in this field, and to correct imbalances in the treatment of women writers. Our Book No: 15991. $100 AUD.

53. Campbell, Anne; Carney, Terry (illustrator) (1995). Bridging Cultures. Canberra, Belconnen: Anne Campbell. 229 pp. Paperback small octavo, very good plus condition, few single-colour drawings, black & white photos, minor edgewear. The author, from the Faculty of Education, University of Canberra, presents eight fictional short stories about relating to other cultures (mainly Asian). Interspersed with bits of factual information: testimony of Asian students in Australia, plus comparison of Australian with various Asian education systems. Bridging cultures is rarely easy - even when there is a great deal of goodwill on both sides, you can end up in a mess ISBN: 0858894599. Our Book No: 21495. $12 AUD.

54. Carey, Peter (2012). The Chemistry of Tears (Reprint ed). Melbourne: Penguin Books. 268 pp. Paperback, very good condition, pages faintly toned, minor edgewear. This Australian novel is a story of love and loss that is both entertaining and moving, simultaneously delicate and anarchic. ISBN: 9780143568551. Our Book No: 27244. $10 AUD.

55. Carr, Roger Vaughan (1991). Piano Boy (1st ed). Sydney: Walter McVitty Books. 151 pp. Hardback octavo, dustjacket, very good condition (in very good dustjacket), rubber stamp, minor marks attachment removal title page, minor edgewear, old price marks. First edition. Novel for young adults about Tam, who grew up believing that a shipwreck could bring a fortune. ISBN: 0949183520. Our Book No: 3165. $20 AUD.

56. Casey, R. (2005). Merino Murder (1st ed). Melbourne, Hartwell: Sid Harta Publishers. 456 pp. Paperback small thick trade, very good condition, faint marks top edge, top corner front cover creased, minor edgewear. This novel is set in an outback area of Australia, and deals with the death of Merino rams. A nearby agricultural research station is called in to look at the problem. A research worker thinks he has found the cause of the deaths, and puts himself at risk of becoming the next victim. A mystery to keep you on your toes. ISBN: 192103095X. Our Book No: 27950. $18 AUD.

57. Castagna, Felicity (2011). Small Indiscretions: Stories of Travel in Asia (1st ed). Yarraville, VIC: Transit Lounge. 228 pp. Paperback octavo, very good condition, bottom corner rear cover & last few pages little creased, minor edgewear. Novel about travel in Asia, by Australian writer. In the spirit of the best travel literature, the author's fiction captures the landscapes and cultures of Asia and the intriguing interactions of Westerners with it. ISBN: 9780980846249. Our Book No: 28320. $16 AUD.

58. Castro, Brian (2006). Shanghai Dancing: A Novel (Reprint ed). Sydney, Artarmon: Giramondo Publishing Company. 447 pp. Paperback thick octavo, very good condition, charts, few black & white text-photos, faint foxing top edge, minor edgewear. This Australian biographical novel by Brian Castro is loosely based on the Castro family life in Shanghai, Hong Kong and Macau from the 1930s to the 1960s. Antonío Castro faces dispossession in Australia after the death of his parents. He needs to investigate his family history to uncover the tangled relationships and betrayals that lead to losing his inheritence. ISBN: 0957831188. Our Book No: 28906. $25 AUD.

59. Cato, Nancy (1958). All the Rivers Run (1st ed). London: Heinemann. 289 pp. Hardback small octavo, dustjacket, very good condition (in good dustjacket), reverse side jacket lightly toned (some edgewear, flap price-clipped, closed tears edge from tape & glue), top corners covers little bumped, edges lightly foxed, pages lightly toned. First edition. Australian novel about a riverboat captain, now a TV mini-series starring Sigrid Thornton and John Waters. The main character is Delie. This first novel, with its shifting shadows of dark and light, of tragedy and love, will delight the mind with its inner story and satisfies the outer eye with its fresh and delicate colours. Our Book No: 30868. $35 AUD.

60. Cato, Nancy (1962). But Still the Stream: A Novel of the Murray River (1st ed). London: Heinemann. 275 pp. Hardback small octavo, dustjacket, very good condition (in very good dustjacket), reverse side jacket lightly foxed (slight edgewear, tiny hole & scuff spine edge, rubber stamp number rear cover), edges lightly foxed, pages lightly toned, some tape marks free flyleaves, light toned mark flyleaves & title page. First edition. Australian novel by Nancy Cato about a female riverboat captain on the Murray River. The main character is Delie. This novel is the last in the trilogy which started with All The Rivers Run. Our Book No: 30869. $50 AUD.

61. Cato, Nancy (1965). North-West by South: A Novel (1st ed). London: Heinemann. 282 pp. Hardback small octavo, dustjacket, good condition (in good dustjacket), grey boards, reverse side jacket lightly toned & foxed (slight edgewear, tiny spot front cover, flap price-clipped), edges lightly foxed, pages lightly toned, light toned mark flyleaves & first few pages, light foxing endpapers, bottom corners covers little bumped. First edition. Historical Australian novel by Nancy Cato. The novel is a fictional reconstruction of the career of Sir John Franklin (whose name has always been linked to the search for the North-West Passage) as Lieutenant-governor of Van Diemen’s Land, as Tasmania was known in the early 19th century. The amount of historic detail, and the richness of her descriptions, make the country and its early times come to life. Our Book No: 30871. $20 AUD.

62. Cato, Nancy (1983). Forefathers (1st ed). London: New English Library (NEL). 686 pp. Hardback octavo, dustjacket, good condition (in good dustjacket), light foxing edges, top spine jacket creased (light edgewear, foxed spots reverse side), boards little faded, spine ends slightly chipped, light foxing endpapers. Heavy, and extra postage may be requested to destinations outside Australia. Forefathers, by Nancy Cato (New English Library, 1983). First edition. This is a wide-ranging novel by Nancy Cato, tracing three Australian families through seven generations, and a century and a half. This story is sometimes funny, sometimes sad, it is a work of fiction, but it is a true and moving history of a great country. ISBN: 0450049183. Our Book No: 30870. $25 AUD.

63. Cato, Nancy (1985). Green Grows the Vine (New ed). London: Inner Circle Books. 192 pp. Hardback octavo, dustjacket, very good condition (in very good dustjacket), edges little creased jacket, fore-edge lightly foxed, owner's written name. Australian novel. Three pretty girls sat in a train which tore through the deserts west of Sydney, heading for the grape-picking town of Vindura, South Australia. The next two months would have profound romantic effects on their lives. ISBN: 185018030X. Our Book No: 14644. $15 AUD.

64. Cato, Nancy (1986). The Lady Lost in Time (1st ed). Sydney: William Collins. 174 pp. Hardback octavo, dustjacket, good condition (in very good jacket), minor edgewear jacket (little rubbed), spine ends boards little rubbed, pages toned, edges lightly foxed, stamp bottom edge. The Lady Lost in Time, by Nancy Cato (William Collins, 1986). First edition. Novel by Australian author Nancy Cato about the art and life of Mary Beale. Many years ago the author acquired, by accident, a 17th century portrait. This led to an interest in the Stuart portrait painters, and during two visits to London in the late 1970s she began to look into the story of Mary Beale. The result of this study is a charming historical novel. The author gives us a vivid insight into life in artistic circles over 300 years ago, the trials and heartbreaks of running a household and raising a family in plague-torn London, and the courageous story of Mary Beale, who was intent upon liberating herself from the considerable constraints of 17th century society. ISBN: 000222223X. Our Book No: 30882. $20 AUD.

65. Cato, Nancy (1992). Marigold (1st ed). London: New English Library / Hodder & Stoughton. 183 pp. Hardback octavo, dustjacket, orange cloth cover, very good condition (in very good dustjacket), pages lightly toned, minor edgewear. First edition. Superb novel about Adelaide, South Australia, in the 1930s. Set in Adelaide. An enchanting story of a heroine whose journey from innocence to womanhood is both painful and endearing. SALE PRICE. ISBN: 045056407X. Our Book No: 9220. $10 AUD.

66. Cato, Nancy; Ellis, Vivian (1976). Queen Trucanini: A Novel (1st ed). London: William Heinemann. 255 pp. Hardback octavo, dustjacket, good condition (in good plus jacket), few words yellow highlighting one page (preliminary note page). Novel about Queen Trucanini, the last of the Tasmanian Aboriginals. Trucanini was not strictly a Queen, but the daughter of a Tasmanian Aboriginal chief. The author, Nancy Cato, has collaborated with the historian and biographer Vivienne Rae Ellis, on whose research into the elusive facts of Trucanini's life she has based this novel. Trucanini's story is that of her race, which was exterminated within 70 years of white settlement of her homeland. ISBN: 0434110469. Our Book No: 30299. $15 AUD.

67. Clarke, Marcus; Wilding, Michael (introduction) (1983). Marcus Clarke Stories (Reissue ed). Sydney: Hale & Iremonger. 233 pp. Paperback trade, very good condition, frontispiece, spine lightly faded, faint foxing top edge, minor edgewear. This book is a reproduction of the 1890 selection edited by Hamilton Mackinnon, Clarke's literary executor. This reissue marks a further stage in the rediscovery of one of Australia's greatest literary figures. ISBN: 0868060739. Our Book No: 25986. $30 AUD.

68. Cleary, Jon (1949). The Long Shadow. Sydney: Invincible Press. 128 pp. Paperback wide trade, stapled, pictorial card covers, fair plus condition, some insect damage edges front cover, small tears edges few pages, rear cover background & inside covers lightly toned, bottom corner creased few pages, scuff front cover, pages toned, some loss spine & backstrip, edgewear. (Estimated date, 1949, Trove catalogue.) Acclaimed Australian crime fiction novel about the murder of a woman named Ruth Taylor. The quiet bushland scene is shattered by a violence so shocking that the little North Coast town is roused to mob vengeance. The author builds up a breath-taking suspense, and subtly interweaves a thread of romance in this striking tale of crime set in the tranquil Australian countryside of red-roofed farms and sleek dairy herds. Our Book No: 27521. $20 AUD.

69. Collingwood, Harry; Piffard, Harold (illustrator) (1906). Dick Leslie's Luck: A Story of Shipwreck and Adventure. London: Society for Promoting Christian Knowledge (SPCK). 384 pp. Hardback small thick octavo, no jacket as issued, very good condition, pictorial cloth cover (rear cover little flecked, spine minimally faded), four colour plates (including frontispiece), rebacked (new endpapers), pages lightly toned, edges foxed, minor edgewear, bookplate. A maritime adventure for young adults. Dick Leslie was a mystery passenger on a ship, the Golden Fleece, bound for Australia. After a shipwreck, the action ends up in the Pacific. Not in Muir. Harry Collingwood was the pen-name of civil engineer William Lancaster (1851 - 1922) who wrote many juvenile maritime novels. (No date, but 1906, Worldcat. School prize bookplate dated 1920, Leslie Hunt, Christ Church Sunday School, Luton.). Our Book No: 16614. $120 AUD.

70. Collins, Tom; Furphy, Joseph; Howarth, R. G. (foreword) (1946). Rigby's Romance: A "Made in Australia" Novel (1st unabridged ed). Sydney: Angus & Robertson. 262 pp. Hardback octavo, dustjacket, very good condition (in very good dustjacket), minor edgewear cloth cover & jacket, small edge tears & loss jacket, owner's rubber stamps, protected by removable semiarchival plastic sleeve. First edition unabridged. Joseph Furphy's second and favourite novel (under the pseudonym Tom Collins), following his successful "Such Is Life". This is the first complete publication, taken from a serial published in the Broken Hill Barrier Truth newspaper, 1905 - 1906. (An earlier book, published in 1921, omitted nine chapters.). Our Book No: 12633. $18 AUD.

71. Connolly, Robert; Perlman, Elliot (2005). Three Dollars: Screenplay Based on the Novel by Elliot Perlman [Currency Screenplays]. Sydney: Currency Press. 108 pp. Paperback trade, very good condition, colour photos, tiny mark fore-edge last few pages & rear cover, minor edgewear. Adapted from the celebrated novel by Elliot Perlman, the screenplay is published here with an essay by the author of the novel. There are a selection of stills from the film. SALE PRICE. ISBN: 0868197696. Our Book No: 22708. $10 AUD.

72. Cooper, Tea (2019). The Horse Thief. Sydney: HQ Fiction. 313 pp. Paperback octavo, very good condition, minor edgewear. An Australian romance novel about a girl named India Kilhampton and her bid to save her family's horse stud. Determined to follow her dream of breeding a Melbourne Cup winner, she employs a horse breeder, and along the way has many adventures. By the author of The Naturalist's Daughter. ISBN: 9781489278708. Our Book No: 40278. $18 AUD.

73. Corris, Peter (2013). The Dunbar Case (Large print ed). Sydney: Allen & Unwin / ReadHowYouWant. 251 pp. Paperback octavo, very good condition, corner tips rear cover little rubbed, corner one page creased. This optimized ReadHowYouWant edition contains the complete, unabridged text of the original publisher's edition. Other aspects of the book may vary from the original edition. The text in this edition has been formatted and typeset to make reading easier and more enjoyable for all kinds of readers. Cliff Hardy has to solve the mysteries of a 19th century shipwreck. One to keep the fans guessing. ISBN: 9781459660465. Our Book No: 29504. $20 AUD.

74. Courtenay, Bryce (2001). Smoky Joe's Cafe. Melbourne: Penguin Books. 237 pp. Paperback, very good condition, minimal edgewear. An Australian novel revolving around Thommo and other Vietnam vets. ISBN: 014029807X. Our Book No: 23185. $10 AUD.

75. Cox, Erle (1947). Out of the Silence (6th ed). Melbourne: Robertson & Mullens. 416 pp. Hardback small octavo, dustjacket, good condition (in good dustjacket), grey cloth cover, pages toned, jacket edges chipped (reverse side lightly toned, brown panel rear cover next to fore-edge & spine edges little rubbed), sticker mark free flyleaf, spine little slack, some edgewear. Sixth edition. Australian author Erle Cox provides a science fiction novel about two amateur archaeologists in Australia who uncover a hidden high-tech tomb. They also awaken a millennia-old superhuman. A country farmer uncovers remnants of an advanced civilisation that contains a woman, asleep in suspended animation for many thousands of years. Does the beautiful Earani want to save humanity of destroy it? Upon awakening the woman Earani teleports herself into the office of the Australian Prime Minister and reveals her plans to take over the world by using mind control. Is it possible for a man to ignore the requests of the world's most beautiful and intelligent woman? To fight a relentless and appealing logic no matter how bad the circumstances? (Originally published, 1925.). Our Book No: 40841. $80 AUD.

76. Croft, Julian (2014). Out of Print: A Cold War Romance (A Serial in Sixteen Episodes). Sydney: Puncher & Wattmann. 251 pp. Paperback wide trade, very good condition, minor edgewear corners. This book is written in sixteen 5,000 word episodes that mimic the serial novels of the times. The novel captures the zeitgeist of Cold War Australia with its fierce politics and personal lives whose chosen paths have been fractured by the Second World War. ISBN: 9781922186485. Our Book No: 28278. $20 AUD.

77. Cross, Mary Talbot (2010). Resurgence. Burra, SA: Shalimar Press. 236 pp. Paperback wide trade, very good condition, minor edgewear, review copy (sheet tipped in). Her latest novel unfolds in one of the most beautiful and little-known areas of southwest France (Quercy), where the author has lived. The aftermath of war and the challenges of peace confront the inhabitants of a sleepy village, against a background of murder and betrayal. ISBN: 9780958646659. Our Book No: 14922. $15 AUD.

78. Crouch, Michael (2005). The Literary Larrikin: A Critical Biography of T. A. G. Hungerford (1st ed). Perth, Crawley: University of Western Australia Press (UWAP). 260 pp. Paperback trade, very good plus condition, black & white photos, minimal edgewear. A colourful life story of the last grand old man of Australian literature. The author of four novels, a short-story writer and a poet, he has been a soldier and a traveller. This biography also takes an in-depth look at Tom Hungerford the man, the archetypal bachelor of the post-war years. He represents the Australia of yesteryear, when the country still retained a certain innocence and his native Perth was just a big country town. SALE PRICE. ISBN: 1920694390. Our Book No: 21858. $15 AUD.

79. Cunningham, Sophie (2004). Geography (1st ed). Melbourne: Text Publishing. 246 pp. Paperback (with flaps), very good condition, pages lightly toned, spine faintly creased, minor edgewear. This is the author's first novel. About a girl named Catherine who loses her self to the idea of love. ISBN: 192088503X. Our Book No: 28087. $10 AUD.

80. Cutcheon, Edgar (1945). The Black Feather: A Novel, Based on an Original Play Under the Same Title, by J. S. Brunskill [Magpie Series, No. 47]. Sydney: Frank Johnson. 128 pp. Paperback trade, poor condition only (text intact, except rear cover), covers loose (pieces missing), pages toned (few edge tears), title page edges missing & stained, few pages edge-stained. (Estimated date, Trove catalogue. Black bird emblem on front cover. Common booklist on rear cover to "Blood on his Hands", by Afford, dated 1945.) A scarce Australian pulp paperback. Cover subtitle: "A Thrill on Every Page!". Our Book No: 14363. $10 AUD.

81. Dalton, Trent (2019). Boy Swallows Universe (1st this ed). Sydney: Harper / HarperCollins. 474 pp. Hardback thick octavo, dustjacket, very good condition (in very good dustjacket), pages lightly toned, autograph (author's written dedication). This is an Australian crime fiction novel of brotherhood, true love and the most unlikely of friendships, based partly on a true story, by bestselling author Trent Dalton. Brisbane, 1985: A lost father, a mute brother, a junkie mum, a heroin dealer for a stepfather and a notorious criminal for a babysitter. Eli Bell's life is very complicated. (A signed limited gift edition of 8,500 copies. ). ISBN: 9781460758366. Our Book No: 40835. $60 AUD.

82. Dando-Collins, Stephen (2012). Caesar the War Dog (1st ed). Sydney: Random House. 300 pp. Paperback trade, very good condition, bottom corner front cover little creased, slight indentation rear cover (sticker removal), minimal edgewear. Novel for young adults, based on the true stories of heroic military and service dogs who save many lives. This is the story of Caesar the chocolate labrador and his handler Corporal Ben Fulton who trains Caesar to be a sniffer dog in the Australian Army. They both are sent to Afghanistan where Caesar proves his worth, finding hidden explosives and saving lives. During an ambush, Caesar is separated from Ben who is wounded and evacuated to hospital. Ben is sent home and he and his family search for clues to find out where Caesar is. It is a long road home, and Caesar must face many hardships along the way before this loyal and brave dog is reunited with his family. The rear of the book has some true stories about war dogs. Suggested reading age: Primary school age. ISBN: 9781742756318. Our Book No: 29432. $10 AUD.

83. Davitt, Ellen; Sussex, Lucy (introduction) (1993). Force and Fraud: A Tale of the Bush (Reprint ed) [Australian Books on Demand]. Canberra: Mulini Press. 143 pp. Paperback large octavo, very good plus condition, minor edgewear. (Reprint: red spine, series mentioned on copyright page.) Australia's first murder mystery novel. Published in Melbourne in 1865 in The Australian Journal, this tale set in the Australian bush is a great murder mystery. It tells the story of a young artist accused of murdering his fiancee's father who objected to the match. The action ranges widely with a court scene and clues to the murderer scattered cleverly through the book. It is an astonishing first in the murder mystery genre in Australia and makes fascinating reading. (No 6 in this series.). ISBN: 0949910368. Our Book No: 22736A. $40 AUD.

84. de Bernieres, Louis; Baker, Alan (illustrator) (2001). Red Dog: An Australian Story (1st Australian ed). Sydney: Alfred A. Knopf / Random House. 119 pp. Hardback small, dustjacket, very good condition (in very good dustjacket), single-colour drawings, some edgewear bottom edge cloth cover, cover photo differs from stock photo. Australian novel, based on a famous red kelpie who lived in Dampier, Western Australia. Red Dog has now become a star in a major motion picture. The author states that the stories are based upon what really happened to Red Dog, the characters are invented, except John. The real Red Dog was born in 1971, and died in 1979; his bronze statue is just outside the town of Dampier. ISBN: 1740510852. Our Book No: 17443. $15 AUD.

85. de Bernieres, Louis; Baker, Alan (illustrator) (2011). Red Dog (Reprint ed). Sydney: Random House. 119 pp. Paperback trade, very good condition, few black & white drawings, minor edgewear. Australian novel, based on a famous red kelpie who lived in Dampier, Western Australia. Red Dog has now become a star in a major motion picture. The author states that the stories are based upon what really happened to Red Dog, the characters are invented, except John. The real Red Dog was born in 1971, and died in 1979; his bronze statue is just outside the town of Dampier. ISBN: 9781742752259. Our Book No: 25953. $10 AUD.

86. De Boos, Charles (1992). Mark Brown's Wife: A Tale of the Gold-fields [Australian Books on Demand, no. 4]. Canberra, Cook: Mulini Press. 132 pp. Paperback large octavo, very good condition, minor edgewear, sticker mark front cover. This story was first published in the "Sydney Mail" in 1871. The story is brutal and criminal, set in the Australian goldfields. The tale is told by "Tom Drewe" a gold miner involved in the tale and one of Mark Brown's friends. The novel is full of events and is based on the real life experiences of the author in his gold fields days in Australia. ISBN: 0949910341. Our Book No: 29784. $30 AUD.

87. De Boos, Charles (1999). Fifty Years Ago: An Australian Tale [Australian Books on Demand]. Canberra, Jamison Centre: Mulini Press. 402 pp. Paperback thick quarto, very good plus condition, minimal edgewear. Heavy (1.1 Kg), and extra postage may be requested to destinations outside Australia. Classic lengthy novel by Charles de Boos of early Australia about a settler in the Hunter region who seeks revenge from Aborigines who have killed some of his family. First published as a serial by Gordon & Gotch in 1867. Later published, heavily truncated, as "Settler and Savage". This is a welcome reprint of the original neglected book, said to be comparable to Marcus Clark and Rolf Boldrewood. De Boos was a French-English migrant who tried farming, before becoming a successful journalist, mining warden and magistrate. (From the Australian Books on Demand series. 1 of 2 available copies.). ISBN: 0949910759. Our Book No: 17331. $35 AUD.

88. De Boos, Charles (2004). Me and My Horse Showing: How I Got Him, How I Kept Him, and All About Him: Being Sketches of Life on the Peel River Diggings [Small Tales of Early Australia]. Canberra: Mulini Press. 38 pp. Paperback trade, very good condition, card cover, bottom corner front cover creased, minor edgewear. This historical novelette by Charles de Boos is a very funny story about a Victorian gold miner and the adventures he has with his horse. It is written using 19th century Australian slang and the colloquial language makes the book a fun-filled read. (Originally published, 1870s. No 8 in the series Small Tales of Early Australia.). ISBN: 0975178415. Our Book No: 29836. $20 AUD.

89. de Goy, Andre (1852). Aventures Sur Mer et Sur Terre. Paris: Alphonse Desesserts. 344 pp. Hardback large octavo, very good condition, original embossed black cloth cover (spine gilt), sepia (brown-coloured) plates (engravings), frontispiece sepia engraving (with tissue guard), new endpapers, all edges gilt, some foxing (mainly endpapers & adjacent to plates), some edgewear (mostly spine), string bookmark. Heavy, and extra postage may be requested to destinations outside Australia. Contains two stories: I. La Famille Laurencay. II. Histoire d'un Chercheur d'or en Australie. This scarce book has special significance as the second story is probably the first account of the Australian goldfields in fiction. The first story tells the adventures of the Laurencay family en route to Australia where they intend to settle on a property acquired by Monsieur Laurencay on a previous visit. (French language. No date, but 1852, Trove. Not in Ferguson. Muir 2912 (children's book). All 8 plates including frontispiece present.). Our Book No: 16516. $180 AUD.

90. de Kretser, Michelle (2008). The Lost Dog (1st p/b ed). Sydney: Allen & Unwin. 343 pp. Paperback small trade, very good condition, pages faintly toned, minor edgewear. This novel by an Australian writer is set in present-day Australia and mid-20th century India. It is a mystery and a love story, an exploration of art and nature, a meditation on ageing and the passing of time. A gripping modern novel which examines the weight of history and different ways of understanding the world. A beautifully written novel that brilliantly contrasts new cityscapes and their inhabitants with the wild, ancient continent beyond. The collision of the primal and the civilised, modernity and the past, and home and exile. ISBN: 9781741756067. Our Book No: 30379. $15 AUD.

91. de Valera, Danielle (2014). MagnifiCat: An Animal Fantasy (New ed). San Bernardino, CA: Old Tiger Books. 183 pp. Paperback octavo, very good condition, covers little scratched, bottom corner front cover creased, some edgewear corner tips. This is an animal fantasy novel. The Katt family: Claude, Mao, Sylvia, Pussywillow and Rupert. They have plenty of love in their little cottage, but are finding it hard to make ends meet. A feel-good trip through the Rainbow Region of Australia, with a fairy tale ending. Cats feature - however, there is a porcupine policeman and a kangaroo in the milk delivery business, and lots of other animals in this fantasy for adults. (Originally published in the Cat Catalogue, 1976, by Workman Publishing.). ISBN: 9780992331108. Our Book No: 30182. $16 AUD.

92. Dessaix, Robert (2001). Corfu: A Novel (1st ed). Sydney: Picador / Pan Macmillan. 346 pp. Hardback small octavo, dustjacket, very good condition (in very good dustjacket), edges lightly toned, spine ends & cover corners lightly rubbed, faint foxing edges & reverse side jacket, minor edgewear jacket. First edition. Novel set in a village on the island of Corfu, alone in the cottage of a man he has never met, a young Australian actor pieces together the strange life story of the writer whose house he is living in. Inspired by the life of the little known Australian writer Kester Berwick, this book is about friendship, love, the ordinary and extraordinary, exile and home. Set in the Greek Islands, Adelaide and the suburbs of London. ISBN: 033036278X. Our Book No: 29086. $14 AUD.

93. Devaney, James (1946). Washdirt: A Novel of Old Bendigo (1st ed). Melbourne: Georgian House. 229 pp. Hardback octavo, dustjacket, very good condition (in good dustjacket), edge tears jacket (small pieces missing), pages lightly toned as usual, non-author written dedication front free flyleaf (scuff mark), protected by removable semiarchival plastic sleeve (Brodart). Novel by the Australian poet, based partly on his experiences in his birth town of Bendigo. Loosely inserted: article in Quadrant magazine about Devaney. Our Book No: 15274. $18 AUD.

94. Disher, Garry (1991). Flamingo Gate: A Novella and Stories. Sydney: Imprint / Angus & Robertson. 149 pp. Paperback trade, very good condition, sticker mark. Australian short stories that provide an exacting, darkly humorous portrait of modern life. The stories and novella collected here catch the disquieting image at the corner of the eye, the distracting message in the buzz of background noise, as characters without a history in next scenes of domestic and sexual anguish in a world saturated with video images, toxins and symbols of consumerism. ISBN: 0207168334. Our Book No: 16237. $10 AUD.

95. Donald, Ron (2008). The Queen of Moreton Bay: An Historical Novel. Bribie Island, QLD: Self Published: Ron Donald / Printed by Victory Press. 130 pp. Paperback wide trade, very good plus condition, black & white photos, minimal edgewear. This book by Ron Donald is an historical novel and, for the purpose of dialogue between characters, the names of some people and places have been fictionalised. The novel focuses on the excursion ferry Koopa which ran on the Brisbane River and the open waters of Moreton Bay for nearly half a century, becoming the best-known and most popular steamship of its kind in the history of Queensland. (No date, but 2008.). ISBN: 9780957945210. Our Book No: 27094. $25 AUD.

96. Drewe, Robert (1998). The Drowner (Reprint ed). Sydney: Picador / Pan Macmillan. 329 pp. Paperback, very good condition, tiny mark top edge, pages lightly toned as usual. A novel about the romance of water. Will Dance, a young water engineer, finds himself in the heart of the Western Australian desert on a project to bring fresh water to the area. ISBN: 0330360124. Our Book No: 22926. $10 AUD.

97. Drewe, Robert (2008). The Rip (1st ed). Melbourne: Penguin Group. 215 pp. Hardback small, dustjacket, very good plus condition (in very good plus dustjacket). First edition. These Australian short stories are set against a backdrop - the coast. The book reveals the fragility of relationships between husbands and wives, children and parents, friends and lovers. The author returns to the short story territory he has made his own. ISBN: 9780241015360. Our Book No: 28423. $15 AUD.

98. Dubosarsky, Ursula (2006). The Red Shoe (Reprint ed). Sydney: Allen & Unwin. 183 pp. Paperback trade, very good condition, thick card covers (with flaps), crease front cover, tiny scuff top spine, minor edgewear. Novel for young adults by Australian writer. This is the story of Matilda and her two sisters growing up in Sydney in the 1950s at the time of the Petrov Affair. Punctuated by the headlines of the time, it shows clearly how ordinary lives can be altered by the large events of the world. The Children's Book Council of Australia Honour Book for Older Readers. ISBN: 9781741142853. Our Book No: 28482. $10 AUD.

99. Dubosarsky, Ursula (2011). The Golden Day: A Haunting Mystery that will Stay with You Long after the Last Page (Reprint ed). Sydney, Crow's Nest: Allen & Unwin. 152 pp. Paperback trade (with flaps), good condition, pages lightly toned, minor edgewear, crease & few tiny dents front cover, owner's written name front flap (black texta). Novel for young adults by Australian writer. Eleven girls go out to the school garden with their teacher and meet a poet. What follows is inexplicable, shocking, a scandal. What really happened that day? This book was short-listed by the Children's Book Council of Australia. ISBN: 9781742374710. Our Book No: 29692. $10 AUD.

100. Dundler, Jarrah (2018). Hey Brother (1st ed). Sydney, Crows Nest: Allen & Unwin. 281 pp. Paperback octavo, very good condition, minor edgewear. An Australian novel about a tough kid from the bush, named Trysten. His world comes crashing down around him, but his own blend of fury, resilience and deadpan humour proves that he is up for every challenge. Shortlisted for The Australian Vogel Literary Award. ISBN: 9781760631123. Our Book No: 40339. $20 AUD.

101. Durack, Mary (1996). Keep Him My Country (Reprint ed). London: Corgi Books. 272 pp. Paperback, very good condition, corner tip rear cover creased, top edge minimally foxed, minor edgewear. Australian novel about a young man determined to manage an ailing cattle station in the Northern Territory. The author is from the Irish-Australian family who set up a cattle empire. ISBN: 0733800246. Our Book No: 1662. $10 AUD.

102. Durack, Mary (1999). Keep Him My Country (Reprint ed). Sydney: Bantam. 302 pp. Paperback trade, very good condition, minor edgewear. Australian novel about a young man determined to manage an ailing cattle station in the Northern Territory. The author is from the Irish-Australian family who set up a cattle empire. ISBN: 1863251669. Our Book No: 1662A. $10 AUD.

103. Edwards, Hazel (1977). General Store (1st ed). Sydney, Lane Cove: Hodder & Stoughton. 130 pp. Hardback small octavo, dustjacket, very good condition (in very good dustjacket), minor edgewear jacket (tiny loss base rear cover), edges & pages lightly toned, base rear cover rubbed. The author writes a very convincing and universal novel of family life. The story is based around the running of the family store in an Australian country town, and Josie who has to adjust to her different life away from her former life in Melbourne. ISBN: 0340219173. Our Book No: 27405. $15 AUD.

104. Egan, Elizabeth (2011). Sun on Distant Hills (1st stated ed). [Crookwell, NSW]: Elizabeth Egan / Griffin Press (Printer). 300 pp. Paperback octavo, very good plus condition, minor edgewear, autograph (author's written name title page). An Australian novel set in the Northern Tablelands of New South Wales, in the 1930s and 1940s, against a backdrop of the Depression and World War. This sweeping tale has a large cast of colourful characters: Gran Rose who fled the Irish potato famine, Irene's discontented mother who was an English war bride, her gentle father, two brothers who can't wait to enlist in the current war, the woebegone children of the family she boards with, and the rest who make this a very interesting novel. ISBN: 9780646554891. Our Book No: 29647. $30 AUD.

105. El-Zein, Abbas (2014). The Secret Maker of the World: Stories (1st ed). Brisbane, St Lucia: University of Queensland Press (UQP). 182 pp. Paperback trade, very good condition, minor edgewear. Short stories by an Australian writer that cross continents and time zones, and blend themes of loss and longing with power, politics, faith and love. The characters are provocative and diverse, confront issues of violence, justice and redemption, rage, suspense, satire and humour. ISBN: 9780702250071. Our Book No: 28288. $10 AUD.

106. Eldershaw, M. Barnard (1978). A House is Built. Adelaide: Seal / Rigby Limited. 304 pp. Paperback, very good plus condition. Co-winner of Bulletin prize for the best Australian novel in 1928. Novel of whaling days in early Sydney 1837 - 1887. One mans' vision of success in a new colony and its tragic effects on the rest of his family. ISBN: 0727009702. Our Book No: 4105. $12 AUD.

107. Eldershaw, M. Barnard (2010). A House is Built (Reprint ed) [Kessinger Legacy Reprints]. USA: Kessinger Publishing. 359 pp. Paperback octavo, very good condition, bottom corner front cover little creased, top corner tip rear cover little scuffed, minor edgewear. Facsimile edition (printed copy of a print-on-demand book.) Co-winner of The Bulletin Prize, 1928. A novel of whaling days in early Sydney 1837 - 1887. Tells the story of the fortunes of James Hyde, an ex-Navy quartermaster, who starts business as a merchant on Sydney's waterfront in 1837. ISBN: 9781162788661. Our Book No: 29074. $25 AUD.

108. Ellis, Havelock; Henzenroeder, John (introduction) (1970). Kanga Creek [Nelson's Australasian Paperbacks (NAP)]. Melbourne: Nelson. 67 pp. Paperback small, very good condition, minor edgewear. A short novel about early Australia by the author of "Psychology of Sex", based on a four-year stay in New South Wales (NSW) at the age of 18. ISBN: 0170048217. Our Book No: 7036. $12 AUD.

109. Evans, Christine (2015). Cloudless: A Novel in Verse (1st ed). Perth, Crawley: UWA Publishing. 170 pp. Paperback, very good plus condition, minimal edgewear. This Australian novel is written in verse by an acclaimed playwright, about the strange and invisible ways people are drawn together and pulled apart. ISBN: 9781742587561. Our Book No: 29638. $15 AUD.

110. Evans, Helen (2011). Reluctant Heroes (1st ed). City Not Stated: Helen Evans / Xlibris Corporation. 299 pp. Paperback trade, very good condition, black & white photos at rear, few corner tips little creased, top spine little bumped, minor edgewear. (Hard copy of a POD book.) This is a historical novel about the POWs who lost their lives in Sandakan Borneo in World War 2. The story is about real people and real events as well as fictional people and events that may have happened. The father and brother of the authors are two of the main people featured. ISBN: 9781456837747. Our Book No: 25969. $15 AUD.

111. Everly - Wilson, Stuart (2021). Low Expectations (1st ed). Melbourne: Text Publishing. 312 pp. Paperback octavo, very good condition, minor edgewear corner tips covers. An Australian novel about a boy and his mum - and a family secret, barely hidden. He doesn't talk - calls himself "hard of speaking" - and does nothing to correct any assumptions of his low intelligence. His loyal friend, Big Tammy, and his neighbour, Krenek, know that Great Expectations by Charles Dickens is his favourite book, and that he can read. ISBN: 9781922330154. Our Book No: 30823. $18 AUD.

112. Falconer, Colin (2003). Aztec (1st p/b ed). Sydney: Bantam Books. 666 pp. Paperback thick, very good condition, pages faintly toned, covers little creased, minor edgewear. An historical novel by Australian author about the legendary Aztec woman named Malinali who brought Montezuma's empire to its knees. ISBN: 1863254013. Our Book No: 25730. $15 AUD.

113. Falkner, Heather (1989). Up All Night. Sydney: Imprint / Collins Publishers. 120 pp. Paperback, very good plus condition. Up All Night, by Heather Falkner (Imprint Collins, 1989). Australian fiction - a novel of contemporary Sydney by Heather Falkner. Silvana grew up in wartime Italy but now lives alone in Kings Cross, where she runs a late-night cafe. This offers her more peace than marriage to the dubious Victor, who has gangster associates. Then, Griff - an old lover - comes back into her life, with his own troubles. ISBN: 0732225388. Our Book No: 14781. $14 AUD.

114. Farjeon, B. L. (1872). Grif: A Story of Australian Life. New York: Harper & Brothers. 146 pp. Hardback octavo, no jacket, good plus condition overall, modern black cloth binding (gilt spine lettering, new endpapers), pages & edges notably toned, some foxing few pages, some page corners creased (one page fully creased), minor edge tears & edge loss (few pages), small hole last several pages (text complete). A scarce early edition of this classic work by the prolific Victorian-era novelist. He emigrated to Australian and New Zealand goldfields, where this work was originally published in Dunedin in 1868. A working class novel of 19th-century Melbourne. Our Book No: 15605. $80 AUD.

115. Faulkner, Annah (2015). Last Day in the Dynamite Factory. Sydney: Pan Macmillan. 237 pp. Paperback octavo, very good condition, minor edgewear corners. This Australian novel is about a conservation architect, who goes in search of his birth father. Light is cast on his father, but when Christopher goes in search of his birth mother, he encounters a conspiracy of silence. Determined to expose the truth, he finds that knowledge becomes costly. Must the truth be told? ISBN: 9781743535998. Our Book No: 29630. $20 AUD.

116. Featherstone, Nigel (2005). Remnants (1st ed) [Sullivan's Creek series]. Canberra: Pandanus Books. 254 pp. Paperback square, very good condition, tiny spot fore-edge, minor edgewear. An Australian novel by Nigel Featherstone about a retired barrister and son of a celebrated politician. He lives in the Blue Mountains outside Sydney with his books, his late father's semi-wild peacocks, and a sculpture. He is coaxed into a trek that crosses the breadth of his country and the depths of his past. ISBN: 1740761308. Our Book No: 22326. $15 AUD.

117. Finkel, George (1968). The Loyall Virginian (1st ed). Sydney: Angus & Robertson. 189 pp. Hardback octavo, dustjacket, very good condition (in very good dustjacket), black & white photos, maps (including jacket), minor edgewear jacket (small closed tear top edge), small dent fore-edge cover. The Loyall Virginian, by George Finkel (Angus & Robertson, 1968). First edition. A Virginian colonist sails to Europe on a trading mission and becomes involved in King Charles' war in 1648. This fast-moving novel for young adults by Australian writer has a fresh, original viewpoint of the struggle between King and Parliament: the viewpoint of a Virginian-born colonist whose loyalty to his king is tempered by his experience of the freedom of a faraway new land. (This first edition copy lacks the ISBN, which appeared in later printings.). ISBN: 0207950261. Our Book No: 27450. $15 AUD.

118. Finlay, Iain (1978). The Azanian Assignment (1st ed). New York: Harper & Row. 395 pp. Hardback octavo, dustjacket, very good condition (in good dustjacket), red cloth spine, light foxing edges, fore-edge little marked, top corner tips little creased some pages, tiny scuff fore-edge few pages, pages lightly toned, bottom corner front flap jacket creased (some edgewear & chipping, few small closed tears, bottom corner rear cover laminate little lifted, spine ends little worn). First edition. This well-plotted, fast-paced and suspenseful crime fiction novel is a thrilling adventure with the authenticity and impact of future headlines. The story is around Tony Bartlett, an Australian journalist stationed in Kenya. He flies south to cover the story of the hijacking in Johannesburg of a South African airliner. The Australian author's first novel took a year of research in South Africa. He was born in Australia but left to hitchhike through Europe and Africa, at the age of 18. He did many jobs before he became a journalist in 1956. First edition stated. ISBN: 0060112719. Our Book No: 30656. $20 AUD.

119. Flanagan, Richard (2012). The Unknown Terrorist (Reprint ed). Sydney: Vintage / Random House. 320 pp. Paperback trade, very good plus condition, cover photo differs from stock photo. Gina Davies (a pole-dancer known as The Doll, from Sydney's Kings Cross) turned on the TV and saw that she was the most wanted terrorist in Australia. Five days, three unexploded bombs, and every truth in your life turned into a lie. Thrilling fourth novel by the noted Australian writer, about living in a terrorism-obsessed world. ISBN: 9781742755113. Our Book No: 17525. $14 AUD.

120. Flanagan, Richard (2014). The Narrow Road to the Deep North. Sydney: Vintage / Random House. 467 pp. Paperback thick trade, very good condition, minor edgewear. A story about the many types of love and death, of war and truth, as one man comes of age and prospers, only to discover all that he has lost. Set in a Japanese POW camp in August, 1943. Winner of The Man Booker Prize, 2014. ISBN: 9780857980366. Our Book No: 28399. $10 AUD.

121. Flanagan, Richard (2017). First Person (1st ed). Sydney: Penguin / Random House. 392 pp. Hardback thick octavo, dustjacket, very good condition (in very good dustjacket), black boards, minor edgewear jacket, few light marks top edge. First edition. An Australian novel about a young penniless writer, Kif Kehlmann, who is asked by a notorious con man and corporate criminal, Siegfried Heidl to ghost write his memoir in six weeks. The book is by turns compelling, comic, and chilling. The author won the 2014 Booker Prize for The Narrow Road to the Deep North. ISBN: 9780143787242. Our Book No: 30533. $25 AUD.

122. Fletcher, John (J. F.) (2015). The Governor's House (1st ed). Sydney, North Sydney: Harlequin Mira Books. 481 pp. Paperback thick octavo, very good condition, spine little creased, light creases front cover, minor edgewear. Novel set in Tasmania (Van Diemen's Land) in 1849. Two lives, past and present intertwine in this Australian saga. This novel is about a woman named Cat, and her descendant Joanne who inherited a coded notebook containing a century-old mystery. Can Joanne unravel the mystery? ISBN: 9781743692691. Our Book No: 28697. $16 AUD.

123. Fletcher, John (J. F.) (2020). In the Valley of Blue Gums (New ed). Sydney, North Sydney: Harlequin Mira Books. 366 pp. Paperback thick octavo, very good condition, corner tips few pages little creased, laminate coating slightly lifting cover edges, minor edgewear. This Australian novel of journalist Thea Anderson's adventurous life which has been full of danger. Thea had to flee Malaya with her mother in the dying days of colonialism. She moves from Tasmania to Vietnam where she helps to rescue war orphans, and back again to her home in Tasmania, where she starts to write novels, and in time finds peace with a man she met many years ago in Vietnam. ISBN: 9780000470430. Our Book No: 30618. $20 AUD.

124. Forrest, Lisa (2000). Making the Most of It (1st ed). Sydney: Hodder Headline. 193 pp. Paperback, very good condition, edges & pages lightly toned, top corners lightly creased few pages, minor edgewear. This novel for young adults is about a girl named Nina who wants to be the fastest swimmer. An uplifting and joyful novel about finding your place in the world. ISBN: 0733607942. Our Book No: 28186. $10 AUD.

125. Franklin, Miles; Duncan, Roy (introduction) (1983). On Dearborn Street (Reprint ed). Sydney: University of Queensland Press (UQP). 219 pp. Paperback trade, very good condition, corner tip creased rear cover, minor edgewear. Set and written in the United States, this previously unpublished Miles Franklin novel covers the turbulent times just prior to America's entry into World War 1 (WW1). Told by Caverley, the hero, the story deals with his wooing of Sybil, a woman of exceptional gifts and a considerable suspicion of both men and marriage. ISBN: 0702219541. Our Book No: 20174. $12 AUD.

126. Fraser, Darry (2021). Daughter of the Murray (Reprint ed). Sydney, Chatswood: Mira Books. 352 pp. Paperback octavo, very good condition, bottom corner tips first few pages little creased, minor edgewear. This Australian romance novel by Darry Fraser is about a girl called Georgina Calthorpe who hates living with her foster family, the MacHenrys, on their neglected sheep run on the banks of the Murray. Set in 1890s, River Murray, Northern Victoria, the story is full of danger, adventure and an overwhelming attraction: can she fulfil her destiny? ISBN: 9781867221715. Our Book No: 30817. $16 AUD.

127. French, Jackie (2008). A Rose for the Anzac Boys (Reprint ed). Sydney: HarperCollins. 290 pp. Paperback trade, very good condition, minor edgewear. This book is the fictional story of three young women and their experiences during World War 1. Children's Book Council of Australia Honour Book. For secondary school age. Well-researched yet written with the lightest of touches. ISBN: 9780732285401. Our Book No: 28504. $12 AUD.

128. French, Jackie (2012). The Girl from Snowy River. Sydney: Angus & Robertson. 343 pp. Paperback, very good condition, tiny bump top spine, pages faintly toned, minor edgewear top edge. Jackie French provides a story for young adults of a girl named Flinty who is an orphaned 17-year-old. Flinty lost a brother when the men marched off to World War 1. Everything has changed for her, and she must ride in a brumby muster to save her farm, her family of siblings, and the valley she loves. The story continues in the grand saga of our land that started with A Waltz for Matilda. ISBN: 9780000452603. Our Book No: 29834. $14 AUD.

129. French, Jackie; Bancroft, Bronwyn (illustrator) (1995). Walking the Boundaries (Reprint ed). Sydney: Angus & Robertson. 178 pp. Paperback trade, very good condition, few black & white drawings, minor edgewear. Walking the Boundaries, by Jackie French (Angus & Robertson, 1995). This is a fantasy novel for young adults about time, culture and the land, by Australian writer. Martin lives in the city with his mum, and he has come to walk the boundaries of the farm that has been in his family for generations. But up in the gorge Martin meets Meg from almost a century ago and Wullamudulla from thousands of years in the past. Despite their differences they discover that they are all on the same journey, and that walking the boundaries means more than following lines on a map. ISBN: 0207177961. Our Book No: 24957. $12 AUD.

130. Galbraith, Jean; Shaw, Peggy (illustrator) (1990). Doongalla Restored: The Story of a Garden (1st this ed). Canberra: Mulini Press. 123 pp. Paperback large octavo, very good condition, colour frontispiece, black & white drawings, spine little faded, minor edgewear. The author states that this historical novel is a dream for gardeners who would love to find a old run-down garden and restore it. The story is based on a real garden in Victoria restored by two friends, but the characters and the story are purely fictional. The book is very inspiring for garden lovers and people who like early Australian history. This story was first published in "The Australian Garden Lover", 1939 - 1941. ISBN: 0949910201. Our Book No: 29748. $35 AUD.

131. Gardner, Scot (2002). White Ute Dreaming (1st ed). Sydney: Pan Books. 213 pp. Paperback, very good condition, pages faintly toned, front cover little creased, minor edgewear corners. A humorous Australian novel for young adults by Scot Gardner about a 16-year old boy named Wayne, his friends, his dog Ernie, and his dreams about owning a ute. ISBN: 0330363379. Our Book No: 29949. $15 AUD.

132. Garside, Firth (1877). The Adventures of Tom Hanson, or Brave Endeavours Achieve Success. London: Samuel Tinsley. 233 pp. Hardback small octavo, no jacket, good condition, original embossed pictorial green cloth cover (gilt lettering front cover & spine), all edges gilt, colour plates (one MISSING), brown endpapers (edges rubbed), frontispiece page MISSING (retains tissue guard), inner hinge repaired (brown archival tape), cover corners little bumped, corner creased several pages, pages lightly toned, minor edgewear. Novel for young adults, about life in England, and then travel by ship to Australia, working in Australia, and return to England. Written to demonstrate how to overcome pitfalls in life and ultimately to achieve success. (Not recorded by both Muir and O'Neill. Two plates missing - frontispiece and 1 of 12 internal plates, facing p160. Publisher catalogue at rear.). Our Book No: 16655. $50 AUD.

133. Gask, Arthur (1949). The Storm Breaks (1st stated ed). London: Herbert Jenkins Limited. 254 pp. Hardback small octavo, no jacket, good condition, dark orange boards, black title spine, pages lightly toned, edges foxed, minimal foxing endpapers & title page, spine ends little creased, top corner covers little bumped, spine little faded, few tiny marks covers, colour loss one tiny patch rear cover & spine, bookshop label inside front cover. This crime fiction novel by an Australian writer is about a girl named Dora who had always believed that her mother’s husband was not her father. Losing both parents, she seeks her fortune in London, makes her way into the social world and marries into a titled family. Then, accidentally, she becomes involved in the death of a criminal who is trying to blackmail her. One-time great detective, Gilbert Larose helps her to elude the law. Move and counter move follow in rapid succession right up to the thrilling and dramatic end to one of the most notable Gask novels. (No date, but 1949, Hubin.). Our Book No: 40544. $25 AUD.

134. Geering, R. G. (editor); Segerberg, A. (editor) (1994). Christina Stead: Selected Fiction and Nonfiction [UQP Australian Authors]. Brisbane, St Lucia: University of Queensland Press (UQP). 281 pp. Paperback trade, very good condition, bottom corners covers little creased, front cover little creased, pages faintly toned, minor edgewear, faint remainder mark bottom edge. This cross-section of Christina Stead's work, both published and unpublished, displays the range of her writing as well as her political and social views. Material not available before in book form includes extracts from interviews, and the draft of a rare public talk on "The Uses of the Many-charactered Novel”. ISBN: 0702225207. Our Book No: 30100. $10 AUD.

135. Gentill, Sulari (2015). Give the Devil his Due (1st ed) [Rowland Sinclair Mystery Series, no 7]. Sydney: Pantera Press. 374 pp. Paperback octavo, very good condition, some edgewear corners. Australian crime fiction. Rowland Sinclair is invited to take his yellow Mercedes car onto the Maroubra speedway, known as the killer track. He agrees without caution or reserve, but then people start to die. This is the 7th book in this award winning series. ISBN: 9781921997570. Our Book No: 29632. $18 AUD.

136. Gervay, Susanne (2002). The Cave: Surviving the Wilderness is Tough - Surviving Each Other is Tougher (Reprint ed). Sydney: HarperCollins. 182 pp. Paperback trade, very good condition, minor edgewear. Australian novel for young adults about a group of young males who confront one another and themselves at a survival camp organised by the school. ISBN: 0207198144. Our Book No: 28195. $10 AUD.

137. Gibbs, May (1929). Little Ragged Blossom and More About Snugglepot and Cuddlepie (1st Gumnut ed) [Gumnut Readers]. Sydney: Cornstalk Publishing Company. 88 pp. Paperback very small, very good condition, card cover, black & white drawings (few full-page, including frontispiece), staples rusted, minor foxing edges & some pages, minor edgewear. An illustrated little reader for young adults, based on her Gumnut babies children's books. One of the scarcest of May Gibbs titles to find in such excellent condition. (Originally published in 1920 as a quarto, this is the first small Gumnut Reader edition.). Our Book No: 17275. $130 AUD.

138. Gibbs, May (1932). Little Ragged Blossom and More About Snugglepot and Cuddlepie (Gumnut, reprint ed) [Gumnut Readers]. Sydney: Angus & Robertson. 88 pp. Paperback very small, good condition, card cover, black & white drawings (few full-page, including frontispiece), staples very rusted (adjacent page stained, spine missing at staples), cover marked & stained (some insect damage top front cover), edgewear, non-author written dedication. An illustrated little reader for young adults, based on her Gumnut babies children's books. Written dedication: "To dear little John with happy birthday greetings. Love from Aunty Mollie." (Originally published as a quarto in 1920, this is a later reprint in the small reader format.). Our Book No: 17299. $40 AUD.

139. Gibbs, May (1933). Two Little Gum-nuts (Chucklebud and Wunkydoo: Their Strange Adventures) (Reader, reprint ed). Sydney: Angus & Robertson. 72 pp. Paperback very small, very good condition, card cover, black & white drawings (few full-page, including page following title page), staples rusted, covers little foxed (rear cover little stained), few small faint dents in covers & endpapers, pages little toned as usual, some edgewear, non-author written dedication. An illustrated little reader for young adults, based on her Gumnut babies children's books. One of the scarcer of May Gibbs titles to find in such very good condition. Written dedication: "Wishing Bob a happy Christmas 1939, from David." (Originally published 1924 as a quarto, this is a reprint of the small format reader edition.). Our Book No: 17297. $100 AUD.

140. Gibbs, May (1992). The Story of Little Obelia (Reprint ed) [Bluegum Classic]. Sydney: Angus & Robertson. 71 pp. Paperback small quarto, very good condition, black & white drawings, minor edgewear corners. This very special classic children's story tells about the adventures of Little Obelia and her friends Ragged Blossom & Snugglepot and Cuddlepie. This is the third book of "The Tales of Snugglepot & Cuddlepie". The illustrations will delight both young and young at heart. ISBN: 0207179069. Our Book No: 25792. $10 AUD.

141. Gibson, Ross; Emmett, Peter (foreword) (1996). The Bond Store Tales (1st ed). Sydney, Glebe: Historic Houses Trust of New South Wales / Museum of Sydney. 241 pp. Paperback small thick trade, dustjacket, very good condition (in very good dustjacket), parilux dull white covers, gilclear medium endpapers, single-colour photos, light foxing edges, novatech gloss jacket (small closed tear rear), corners little rubbed). A literary version of The Bond Store gallery at the Museum of Sydney. It is a book of stories and historical fragments blended together so that the flames of fiction come out from a tinder of records, from the everyday lives of colonial Sydney, 1788 to 1850. The seafaring tales of the South Pacific in this book are true stories in as much as they are inspired by material evidence. They are true to the spirit of people living everyday lives. At the end of each story there are research notes about the people in the story. (Foreword by senior curator, Museum of Sydney.). ISBN: 0949753610. Our Book No: 40107. $20 AUD.

142. Gilling, Tom (2001). Miles McGinty (1st ed). Melbourne: Text Publishing. 198 pp. Paperback small octavo, very good condition, pages lightly toned, slight crease cover along spine, minor edgewear. Australian historical novel about air pilots. About Miles McGinty and Isobel Dowling who were born on the same night in 1856 into different worlds. Both are destined to defy convention and gravity. By the writer of "The Sooterkin". ISBN: 1876485965. Our Book No: 28093. $10 AUD.

143. Gleeson, Libby; James, Ann (illustrator) (1994). Skating on Sand: Hannah Knew She'd Find a Way (1st ed). Melbourne: Viking / Penguin Books. 87 pp. Hardback wide octavo, dustjacket, very good plus condition (in very good plus dustjacket), black & white drawings, minimal edgewear jacket, light foxing top edge, autograph (author's written dedication title page). First edition. Novel for young adults about a girl named Hannah who wants to skate when she goes on a camping holiday with her family. Hannah is told she can't do it, because the ground is rough and stony, and everywhere else is sandy, but she knows she will find a way. This is a heart-warming story about a young girl's determination to succeed. ISBN: 0670857564. Our Book No: 26179. $13 AUD.

144. Gleeson, Libby (2016). Eleanor, Elizabeth (New ed) [Alvarez, Beattie (illustrator)]. Armidale, NSW: Christmas Press. 120 pp. Paperback trade, very good plus condition, black & white drawings, minor edgewear. New edition. Novel for young adults about a twelve year girl named Eleanor who does not want to move from her home in the cool New England region of New South Wales, to the hot dry Western Plains and a new home on her mothers's farm. One day she finds her grandmother's diary, written when she was Eleanor's own age. Eleanor reads the diary and comes to understand her grandmother's life, and to like the special qualities of the region she now lives in. Vividly written, this new edition of the author's first novel, originally published in 1984, features a new introduction. ISBN: 9780994234070. Our Book No: 40368. $15 AUD.

145. Gleitzman, Morris (2008). Then (1st ed) [Morris Gleitzman Collection]. Melbourne: Penguin Group. 182 pp. Paperback trade, very good condition, corner tips covers little creased, edges & pages lightly toned. This novel for young adults by the Australian writer is a sequel to "Once". This is a tale of young people trying to survive in Poland during World War 2. ISBN: 9780670072781. Our Book No: 27731. $15 AUD.

146. Gleitzman, Morris (2010). Now: A Holocaust Story like No Other - both Haunting and Beautiful [Morris Gleitzman Collection]. New York: Square Fish / Henry Holt and Company. 184 pp. Paperback trade, very good condition, pages faintly toned, minor edgewear. This novel for young adults by the Australian writer is a sequel to "Then". This is the conclusion to Felix’s story. From the summary: While her physician-parents are working in Africa, eleven-year-old Zelda is living in Australia with her 80-year-old grandfather, Holocaust survivor Felix Salinger, when a disaster leads them both to deal with unresolved feelings about the first Zelda, Felix's childhood friend. ISBN: 9781250034175. Our Book No: 40252. $16 AUD.

147. Gould, Alan (1994). Close Ups (1st ed). Melbourne: Heinemann. 228 pp. Hardback small, dustjacket, very good condition (in very good dustjacket), light foxing top edge, minor edgewear, protected by removable semiarchival plastic sleeve. The author has created one of the most memorable female characters ever depicted in this Australian novel of student - teacher relationships. ISBN: 0855615532. Our Book No: 22839. $10 AUD.

148. Green, Stephanie (2006). Too Much, Too Soon. Canberra: Pandanus Books. 160 pp. Paperback small wide trade, good condition, corners covers little creased & scuffed, slight mark top edge, some edgewear. Short stories by Stephanie Green, a writer of Australian short fiction, poetry and criticism. In these stories, a girl learns about love through a recipe. A romance writer overcomes loneliness by going to a fortune-teller. Recovering from shock, a man remembers the trauma of his wife's suicide. The stories are sometimes tragic, tender, sharp, funny and fierce. ISBN: 1740761936. Our Book No: 30752. $12 AUD.

149. Greenwood, Kerry (2007). Cocaine Blues: A Phryne Fisher Mystery (US, reprint ed). Scottsdale, AZ: Poisoned Pen Press. 176 pp. Paperback large trade, very good plus condition, minimal edgewear. Popular Australian historical crime fiction novel, originally published in 1989. This is the first of Phryne's adventures into the world of sleuthing. ISBN: 9781590583852. Our Book No: 17919. $15 AUD.

150. Greenwood, Kerry (2012). Unnatural Habits: A Phryne Fisher Mystery (Reprint ed). Sydney: Allen & Unwin. 338 pp. Paperback, as new condition. Australian crime fiction novel. A tale of convents and plots, piracy, murder and mystery which takes Phryne Fisher and Dot into the dark cellars of Melbourne. ISBN: 9781742372433. Our Book No: 26914. $12 AUD.

151. Greenwood, Kerry (2012). The Deadly Flu [Spanish Flu ,1918] (1st this ed) [My Australian Story]. Sydney, Gosford: Scholastic Press. 188 pp. Paperback small trade, very good condition, top corner tips rear cover & last few pages little creased, pages faintly toned, minor edgewear, owner's written name title page. This is a story for young adults of Charlotte McKenzie, who is assisting the doctor next door, and finds herself experiencing at close hand the effects of the influenza pandemic of 1918, following the Great War (WW1). Charlotte wonders how she will cope when her own family are attacked by the Flu. There are author notes about the Spanish Flu epidemic at the rear of the book. The target audience is primary school age. ISBN: 9781741697315. Our Book No: 30819. $18 AUD.

152. Griffiths, Owen (1947). Dhidgerry Dhoo: A Tale Woven Around Fact. Sydney: P. & S. Press. 60 pp. Paperback small, dustjacket (fixed to spine), card cover, very good condition, yapp edges (cover extends beyond page margins, small edge tears), autograph (author's extensive written dedication front free flyleaf). (Estimated date, 1947, Trove catalogue.) A folk story which tells of the good deeds done by Aborigines during 1942, when a Japanese invasion of northern Australia seemed imminent. They were widely employed as coastal pilots, bush-runners, scouts, trackers and plane-spotters. The author previously wrote "Darwin Drama". Our Book No: 14493. $15 AUD.

153. Gros, Jules (1892). L'Homme Fossile: Aventures d'une Expedition Scientifique dans les Mers Australes. Paris: Librairie Marpon et Flammarion. 256 pp. Hardback very small, very good condition, black cloth cover (gilt spine lettering), marbled endpapers, pages toned as usual, staple marks front free flyleaf, string bookmark, minimal EX-LIBRARY (hospice library, rubber stamps, small spine sticker remnants), protected by removable semiarchival plastic sleeve (acetate). A novel that is an obscure example of the "lost race" theme in adventure fiction. The story is set in the sealing grounds off southeastern Australia, with the imaginary expedition of geologists and paleontologists on board the ship "Le Glorieux" using Melbourne as its base. French language text. ISBN: 0521275938. Our Book No: 17027. $40 AUD.

154. Guest, Glenda (2009). Siddon Rock (Reprint ed). Melbourne: Vintage / Random House. 291 pp. Paperback trade, very good condition, pages lightly toned, crease fore-edge front cover, minor edgewear. This Australian novel is about an ordinary outback town, with some unusual people to make it memorable. Best First Book 2010 Commonwealth Writers' Prize. ISBN: 9781741666403. Our Book No: 26995. $10 AUD.

155. Gwynne, Phillip (1998). Deadly Unna? (Reprint ed). Melbourne: Penguin Books. 272 pp. Paperback trade, very good condition, minor edgewear. Novel for young adults about an Aboriginal boy named Dumby and his friend Blacky. They don't have a lot in common but football. This is a book suitable for older readers. The multi-award-winning novel is now the film called "Australian Rules". ISBN: 9780141300498. Our Book No: 27284. $10 AUD.

156. Halls, Geraldine (1995). The Last Summer of the Men Shortage (A Saucy Novel of War-time Sydney) (Revised ed). Adelaide, Kent Town: Wakefield Press. 225 pp. Paperback large trade, dustjacket, very good condition (in very good dustjacket), card covers, front cover little creased, minor edgewear jacket, security sticker inside rear cover, cover design differs from stock photo. Novel of war-time Sydney, originally published in 1976, and here revised. Men are hard to come by in the summer of 1945, and those that Dinah does find are stolen by Claudia with appalling regularity. (ISBN on rear cover sticker differs from copyright page. The author also wrote thrillers under the pseudonym Charlotte Jay.). ISBN: 1862543429. Our Book No: 21718. $10 AUD.

157. Hampton, Susan (1989). Surly Girls (1st ed). Sydney: Collins. 164 pp. Paperback trade, very good condition, minor edgewear, pages edges lightly toned, rubber stamp. Short stories by Australian author. This is a collection of performance pieces, monologues, poems, stories and fables from contemporary Australian women's culture. ISBN: 0732225124. Our Book No: 24891. $10 AUD.

158. Hardy, Frank (1976). But the Dead Are Many. London: Triad Panther. 352 pp. Paperback trade, very good condition, minor edgewear, edges & pages lightly toned. This Australian novel is about the mysterious death of a man named John Morel. Jack, his closest friend, wants to find out the truth behind the death. From Moscow to Sydney, Jack starts to put the pieces of Morel's past together. ISBN: 0586044582. Our Book No: 28993. $14 AUD.

159. Hart, E. Gertrude; Hart, Annie A.; Holgate, T. W. (illustrator) (1902). At the Bend of the Creek: A Story of Australia. London: S. W. Partridge & Co. 127 pp. Hardback small (19.0 x 13.2 cm), blue pictorial cloth cover, very good condition, full-page black & white drawings (including frontispiece), cloth cover little flecked, new endpapers, pages toned as usual (few edge tears), edges lightly foxed, minor edgewear, written prize dedication front free flyleaf. A classic Australian novel for young adults. Plus 24p publisher's catalogue of popular illustrated books. Muir 3327. Sydney Inner West interest, dedication reads: "Awarded to Hilda Tucker (Lucker?) for General Proficiency. Supt Public School Annandale, J. Warren, Mistress." (Estimated date, 1902, Trove catalogue. Also date of dedication) Our Book No: 14262. $120 AUD.

160. Hartnett, Sonya (2007). Stripes of the Sidestep Wolf (Reprint ed). Melbourne, Camberwell: Penguin Books. 191 pp. Paperback, very good condition, minor edgewear, edges & pages lightly toned, faint foxing top edge. This book is a shimmering, ultimately joyful novel for young adults, a story of journeying towards courage and freedom, of finding the will to live a life beyond expectation. He dares to think that his dreary life might change when he spies a strange doglike animal at a nearby mountain that he thinks may be the rare, striped Tasmanian tiger. Satchel O'Rye, devoted son of an impoverished couple in a dying rural town, must weigh in balance the life of his most cherished dog and the freedom of a mysterious rare animal. ISBN: 9780143006794. Our Book No: 27469. $12 AUD.

161. Hartnett, Sonya (2009). Butterfly (Reprint ed). Melbourne, Camberwell: Penguin Books. 214 pp. Paperback octavo, very good condition, pages lightly toned, faint foxing edges, minor edgewear, owner's written name. This story for young adults is about a girl named Plum Coyle who is about to celebrate her 14th birthday and how her life will change. The story is thought provoking and gripping. ISBN: 9780241015421. Our Book No: 27993. $12 AUD.

162. Harvey, Edwina; Murray-White, Sarah (editor) (2009). The Whale's Tale (1st stated ed). Sydney, Maroubra: Peggy Bright Books. 229 pp. Paperback, as new condition. This novel for young adults is about a girl named Uki who belongs to the Morningstar Gang. When Uki is dared to steal a computer file from a whale named Targe, it's too good an opportunity to impress one of the Gang members, so she steals the file, and gets caught by the authorities. To make restitution to Targe, she must tour with him and his sidekick, Charlie. They all take time to get along together. ISBN: 9780980699807. Our Book No: 27277. $16 AUD.

163. Hathorn, Libby (1990). Thunderwith. Melbourne: Mammoth. 189 pp. Paperback small trade, very good condition, front cover corner little creased, pages lightly toned, minor edgewear. A novel for young adults by Libby Hathorn. Lara feels completely alone after the death of her Mother. It is through an unexpected friendship with a kindred spirit that Lara discovers the strength to face up to her ordeals. ISBN: 1863300376. Our Book No: 20008. $12 AUD.

164. Hathorn, Libby (1992). Love Me Tender (1st stated ed). Melbourne: Oxford University Press (OUP). 130 pp. Hardback small octavo, dustjacket, very good condition (in very good dustjacket), colourful illustrated endpapers, minor edgewear jacket (light foxing reverse side), base spine little rubbed. A great story for young adults about a 12-year-old boy named Alan. He is living with sour Aunt Jessie at the Boomerang Milkbar and in spite of nearby Coogee Beach, life is no fun for Alan, until the juke-box and rock & roll arrive at the Boomerang. Written by respected Australian writer of young adult fiction. Illustrated endpapers are rock & roll drawings on pink background. ISBN: 0195534174. Our Book No: 27438. $15 AUD.

165. Hawke, Rosanne (2015). Kerenza: A New Australian (1st ed) [New Australian Series]. Sydney, Gosford: Omnibus Books / Scholastic Australia. 241 pp. Paperback small trade, very good plus condition, minor edgewear. This is a story for young adults of a girl's journey from the old world to the wild Australian bush in 1911. Kerenza leaves her village in Cornwall and takes a ship to Australia. Kerenza makes new friends and settles with her family in her new country. ISBN: 9781742990606. Our Book No: 30570. $15 AUD.

166. Hawker, Ruth M. (1950). Heather at Magpie Creek [Leighton Series]. Melbourne: Geoffrey Cumberlege / Oxford University Press. 111 pp. Hardback small octavo, dustjacket, good condition (in good dustjacket), pages toned, minor foxing endpapers, small edge tears jacket (small piece missing top edge, scuff marks rear cover, edgewear, flap clipped, faint foxing reverse side), protected by removable semiarchival plastic sleeve (acetate). This Australian story for young adults tells of the visit made by Heather Wayne to her Uncle Dick's sheep station at Magpie Creek in "real bush country". It gives a first-hand picture of life on a sheep station in the outback, with which the author is well acquainted. Our Book No: 26714. $15 AUD.

167. Hay, William; Muecke, I. D. (introduction) (1975). The Escape of the Notorious Sir William Heans (and the Mystery of Mr. Daunt): A Romance of Tasmania [Seal Australian Fiction]. Adelaide: Rigby Ltd. 415 pp. Paperback trade, very good condition, minor edgewear, owner's written name & date. Recognised as the best novel by William Hay. Written during World War 1, it reflects his response to dramatic personal events and social pressures which were to drive him into seclusion. Set in colonial Van Diemen's Land, it is the story of an English baronet unjustly transported to Tasmania for the attempted abduction of a woman who had readily agreed to elope with him. (Originally published, 1919. This is the 1975 Seal Rigby edition.) ISBN: 0851798314. Our Book No: 22405. $16 AUD.

168. Haylen, Leslie (1944). The Brierly Rose (1st ed) [Magpie Series]. Sydney: Frank Johnson. 128 pp. Paperback small trade, fair condition only (reading copy), concealed staples (rusted), loss (2cm) base spine, pages toned, small tear front cover, small bottom edge tear first 20 pages, loss at cover join to spine, cover detached from spine (top of spine to 1st staple), cover lifting front hinge (pages firm), small tear top edge first page, light foxing covers, crease in front cover, ridges in spine (during manufacture), edgewear, minor annotation faint red pencil front cover An historical romance novel of early Sydney. The story is about the Brierly family and their daughter Rose who turns a lot of male heads. (No 27 in this series.). Our Book No: 40590. $25 AUD.

169. Haylen, Leslie (1945). Brown Boy Singing (1st ed) [Magpie Series]. Sydney: Frank Johnson. 128 pp. Paperback small trade, fair condition only (reading copy), concealed staples (rusted), slight loss base spine, pages toned, light foxing covers, ridges in spine (during manufacture), top corner rear cover missing, bottom corner rear cover creased, spine creased, slight loss top edge & top spine rear cover, title page slightly marked, edgewear, minor annotation faint red pencil front cover. An historical romance novel of early Australia. The story is about a boy named Tony who likes to sing in the morning. The story is full of characters of historical Australian life. (No 35 in this series.). Our Book No: 40591. $25 AUD.

170. Haynes, Jim; Dusty, Slim (foreword) (1999). Memories of Weelabarabak: Stories of a Bush Town (1st ed). Sydney: ABC Books. 203 pp. Paperback trade, very good condition, black & white cartoons, slight bump top spine, inner hinge marginally split (pages firm), minor edgewear. Australian fiction - the entertainer and writer of comic country songs remembers his early life in an ideal (but imaginary) country town. ISBN: 0733306306. Our Book No: 28331. $10 AUD.

171. Hazelton, William Harry; Davey, Richard (editor) (2011). Pieces of Iron: A High Romance of Sailing Ships, the Australian Goldfields and the Islands of Solomon. [Hobart, Fern Tree]: Round Earth Company. 277 pp. Paperback (with flaps), very good condition, black & white photos, light bump top spine, minor edgewear. This Australian historical novel is a high romance of the 1850's. It follows the fortunes of Stormy, bosun and master sailor, and Thomas Sheridan Conroy, ship's officer. After epic voyages they are stranded in Australia, when gold is discovered in Victoria and they join the rush with very dramatic results: a gold discovery leads to a disappearance, and a mystery unresolved for fifty years, when Thomas' grandson discovers a sea-chest in the Solomon Islands. Written in the 1940s during World War II, the original manuscript was burnt. Ten years later a copy was discovered with a publisher and eventually returned to William Hazelton's family. This book is edited by the author's grandson. ISBN: 9780975005132. Our Book No: 28183. $30 AUD.

172. Heffernan, John (2005). Haunted Australia (1st ed). Sydney: Scholastic. 167 pp. Paperback trade, very good condition, pages lightly toned, minor edgewear, autograph (author's written dedication & drawing). A story for young adults about spooky hauntings from the Australian city and the bush, from olden times to the present day. They are sometimes frightening but always mysterious. Target audience: Primary school age: children aged 8 and over. (Written dedication by author with drawing: To Eden, with a face with glasses and the letter B then the glasses form OO! Happy reading, and author name.). ISBN: 1865048267. Our Book No: 30811. $25 AUD.

173. Hein, Cathryn (2014). Rocking Horse Hill (1st p/b ed). Melbourne: Penguin Group. 312 pp. Paperback octavo, very good plus condition, minimal edgewear. This Australian family drama novel and passionate love story, set in rural South Australia, comes from the author of "Heartland". ISBN: 9780143797920. Our Book No: 28676. $15 AUD.

174. Henry, Margaret (1964). The Householders (1st ed). London: Cassell & Company. 216 pp. Hardback small octavo, dustjacket, good condition (in good dustjacket), pages lightly toned, jacket spine faded faded (flap clipped, chipped, spine ends, corners little worn), edges lightly foxed, bottom corners covers minimally bumped, bookshop label, protected by removable semiarchival plastic sleeve. Australian crime fiction novel about a couple named Bob and Hilary who were the features of Unlucky Dip, and their bid to save a wonderful old colonial house in Sydney from re-development. The author has untangled the threads of a most complicated situation to weave a clear, bright and fascinating story. ISBN: B0000CM46B. Our Book No: 27483. $20 AUD.

175. Herbert, Xavier (1959). Seven Emus (1st ed). Sydney: Angus & Robertson. 147 pp. Hardback small octavo, dustjacket, very good condition (in very good dustjacket), jacket possibly minimally faded (two small edge pieces missing, minor edge tears, flap not clipped), pages faintly toned, owner's written names including title page, protected by removable semiarchival plastic sleeve. First edition. Australian novel about an anthropologist who tries to steal a sacred rock carving from a part-Aboriginal station owner. (Written name: Porter, River View, Manilla, 1956.). Our Book No: 17603. $18 AUD.

176. Herbert, Xavier (1963). Larger Than Life: Twenty Short Stories (1st ed). Sydney: Angus & Robertson. 248 pp. Hardback octavo, dustjacket, very good condition (in good dustjacket), top edge minimally foxed, reverse side jacket lightly toned & foxed (minor edgewear, white background rear cover little marked, spine ends little chipped, spine lightly faded). First edition. These short stories in this light-hearted book by Xavier Herbert range from goats, buffaloes, crocodiles, cattle, to Chinese, Japanese, Aborigines, Greeks, racing, boxing, mining, flying, peanuts, pandanus and papaws. They are centered in Australia's tropic north and go from the days of leisure on horse and buckboard, to the present when cattlemen and policeman dash about in aeroplanes. By the author of the majestic “Capricornia”. ISBN: B0007IZW62. Our Book No: 28070. $22 AUD.

177. Herbert, Xavier (1987). Soldiers' Women [Soldier's Women] (Reprint ed). Sydney: Fontana / Collins. 490 pp. Paperback, good condition, covers creased, minor edgewear. Australian novel. For the soldiers' women, life takes on a brittle gaiety as husbands and lovers leave for the war and transient G.I.s take their place. The American troops are the centre of glamour and excitement in this Australian city in the 1940s. ISBN: 0006542441. Our Book No: 22869. $10 AUD.

178. Herbert, Xavier; Mudrooroo, introduction (1999). Capricornia [A. & R. classics]. Sydney: Angus & Robertson. 510 pp. Paperback thick trade, very good condition, rear cover little creased, otherwise excellent. Australian historical novel set in northern Queensland, originally published in 1938. In this edition, Aboriginal critic and writer Mudrooroo reassesses this classic novel of race relations. (1 of 2 available copies.). ISBN: 0207189730. Our Book No: 3881. $15 AUD.

179. Heritage, Helen; Bird, Carmel (foreword) (1994). The Messenger: Stories. Melbourne, North Carlton: Waxflower Press. 112 pp. Paperback small trade, very good condition, frontispiece, light foxing inside covers & flyleaf, light foxing edges, minor edgewear. This is a collection of fictional short stories that are subtle, compassionate and lucid. The author writes about cultural and political differences and goes into the lives of people on the edge of society. ISBN: 0646178172. Our Book No: 30513. $10 AUD.

180. Hewett, Dorothy (1993). The Toucher (1st ed). Melbourne: McPhee Gribble. 300 pp. Hardback octavo, dustjacket, very good condition (in very good dustjacket), minor edgewear jacket (bottom corner rear flap creased), spine ends little rubbed, pages lightly toned. Novel set in a small seaside town on the south coast of Western Australia. This narrative of sexual intrigue, memory and death is the author's first novel in 34 years. ISBN: 0869142771. Our Book No: 29598. $20 AUD.

181. Hibberd, Jean; Thring, Merilyn (illustrator) (1987). Further Adventures of Peter Possum and His Friends. Wilberforce, NSW: Fitzgerald Publishing. 119 pp. Paperback large trade, very good condition, black & white drawings, glossy paper, top corner front cover creased, spine little faded, minor edgewear. A wonderful story about a group of animals and birds working together and interacting with humans who want to help them keep their habitat (Thistle Fork Hospital for Birds and Animals). The delightful illustrations will bring a smile to adults and children alike. SALE PRICE. ISBN: 0949386022. Our Book No: 22318. $10 AUD.

182. Hilder, Sarah J (2016). Trace Impressions (Reprint ed). Not Stated: Lulu Publications. 184 pp. Paperback trade, very good plus condition, tiny scuff top spine. This Australian crime fiction novel is the story of Eddie who works in the Rogerson Morgue. Eddie uses her skills with fantasy to work out the kind of lives that each body she examines has lived. Local police officer John sees her mental exercises as untapped talent which can help him solve a worrying felony. Meanwhile, the criminal is working his way across the state. The victims are found hanging upside down in secluded parts of town, dressed in their Sunday best. Can Eddie solve this mystery before another person is murdered? Our Book No: 28995. $18 AUD.

183. Hill, Anthony; Sofilas, Mark (illustrator) (1996). Spindrift. Melbourne: Puffin / Penguin Books. 79 pp. Paperback trade, very good plus condition, black & white drawings, minor foxing & rubbing edges. A story for young adults by Australian author. Elizabeth's grandmother is very special to her, but she is dying, and she wishes to give grandma's spirit to the dolphins. This is a story about what there is to lose, and all there is to find. Elizabeth meets an old beachcomber named Bull Morgan, who helps her to understand sacrifice and hope. ISBN: 014037843X. Our Book No: 19971. $10 AUD.

184. Hodge, Harry (1938). Death in the Morning (1938 ed). Sydney: Angus & Robertson. 183 pp. Hardback small octavo, dustjacket, good condition (in good dustjacket), jacket chipped (flap price-clipped, edgewear, tiny losses edges, faint foxing & toning reverse side, covers little scuffed, three tiny holes front cover), endpapers & flyleaves & title page lightly foxed, light toning pages, edges lightly foxed, protected by removable semiarchival plastic sleeve. A crime fiction novel by Harry Hodge set in Australia. The Australian author has written a fast-moving and hair-raising thriller. A monomaniac, obsessed with power, has laid his plans with fiendish cunning. The criminal plans of a national disaster is to be averted by the courage and quick thinking of a few men. The author introduces romance and real humour to brighten his sinister tale. Jimmy Dixon is a sturdy and attractive hero and his romance with the beautiful and talented Valerie is well handled. The stalwart ex-pugilist Brogan, provides plenty of humour. (Harry Hodge is better known for his local history books about the Hill End goldfield.). ISBN: B0008BRFWC. Our Book No: 40811. $250 AUD.

185. Hodgins, Philip (1994). Dispossessed: A Tale of Modern Rural Australia. Sydney: Angus & Robertson. 109 pp. Paperback trade, very good condition, minimal edgewear. This novella is about a farming family being evicted from their land. This book is written in blank verse, and the author finds powerful metaphors for Australia's recent past. ISBN: 0207182949. Our Book No: 27944. $10 AUD.

186. Horlock, Mary (2011). The Book of Lies. Melbourne: Scribe Publications. 327 pp. Paperback octavo, as new condition. A brilliant debut novel, in which the "mean-girls" experience of a teenage girl on the remote English island of Guernsey pushes her to murder her best friend - a scandal that mirrors her uncle's hidden story of the island's Nazi occupation in World War 2. Written by Australian-born British writer who grew up on Guernsey. ISBN: 9781921758102. Our Book No: 14901. $25 AUD.

187. Horsfield, Dorothy (2005). Venom. Canberra: Pandanus Books. 305 pp. Paperback square, very good condition, minimal edgewear. Australian novel about a young mother who joins an entomologist to find the funnel web spiders of Australia's high country. Grief, love, spiders and Federal politics are set against the beauty of an ancient landscape in this keenly observed novel that explores the fine line between human ambitions and weaknesses, and the venomous impulses we share with the spider world. The author was the wife of Australian journalist Paul Lyneham. SALE PRICE. ISBN: 1740761790. Our Book No: 22290. $10 AUD.

188. Hosking, Corrie (2004). Ash Rain (1st ed). Adelaide, Kent Town: Wakefield Press. 212 pp. Paperback trade, very good condition, light bump base spine, flyleaf little creased, edges lightly toned, minor edgewear. Novel by Australian writer. Winner of the Adelaide Festival Award for an unpublished manuscript. This book explores the corners and crevices where love can grow in unexpected ways. ISBN: 1862546347. Our Book No: 26751. $10 AUD.

189. Howard, Matt (2010). Ethan Grout (1st ed). Sydney, Millers Point: Pier 9 / Murdoch Books. 230 pp. Paperback octavo, very good condition, bottom edge lightly marked, slight impression front cover, minor edgewear. A bittersweet and often funny Australian novel about a young man who collects a life as he goes, creating his own kind of community when being alone just won't do anymore. ISBN: 9781741968989. Our Book No: 26989. $12 AUD.

190. Howell, Mrs W. May (1869). Reminiscences of Australia: The Diggings and the Bush (1st ed) [Bush Life]. London: W. May Howell. 326 pp. Hardback octavo, no jacket as issued, very good condition, frontispiece portrait engraving (tissue guard), full leather binding (gilt embossed border covers, raised bands spine), rebacked (retaining spine except chipped ends), marbled endpapers & edges, few front & rear pages moderately foxed (minimal spots internally), pages faintly toned, one page corner creased, leather cover scratched (edgewear), minor edgewear. First edition. "Bush Life" on spine. A self-published novel in three parts about life and travel in New South Wales, including the goldfields (based on personal experiences). Part 1: A Tale of the Diggings, or, Kindness is Power. Part 2: A Tale of the Bush, or, Born to be Hanged. Part 3: A Tale of the City, or, Plentiful as Blackberries. ASIN: B008STVICY. ISBN: B008STVICY. Our Book No: 15099. $250 AUD.

191. Hume, Fergus (1888). Madame Midas: Realistic and Sensational Story of Australian Mining Life (1st ed). London: Hansom Cab Publishing Company. 222 pp. Hardback small, quarter-bound black black cloth cover & spine (new endpapers), very good condition, preliminary adverts, gilt spine lettering, brown endpapers, marbled edges, minor page corner creases, minor faint foxing, inner hinge little split (pages firm), pages lightly toned as usual, minor edgewear (notably spine ends), owner's embossed name & address (front endpapers) & rubber stamp. Stated as "One Hundredth Thousand" (apparently a marketing ploy), but is in fact a first edition. A scarce novel from this Australian writer, author of the bestselling "The Mystery of the Hansom Cab". Set in Melbourne and Ballarat. (Some sellers state the black cloth cover is not original, but this is not certain.). Our Book No: 15907. $180 AUD.

192. Hume, Fergus (1971). The Mystery of a Hansom Cab. Melbourne: Sun Books. 224 pp. Paperback, good condition, light foxing edges, covers lightly creased, light rubbing rear cover, fore-edge lightly marked, tiny tear cover near spine, minor edgewear. This book is an exciting and fascinating murder story - a forerunner of today's detective fiction. Originally published in 1887, the story is set in an era of flickering gaslights in Melbourne. The assassin leads detectives from the squalid slums of Little Bourke Street to the town house of a millionaire, and reveals blackmail and intrigue in the high social circles. ISBN: 0725101172. Our Book No: 26711. $15 AUD.

193. Hume, Fergus (1999). The Mystery of a Hansom Cab (Reprint ed). Melbourne: Text Publishing. 309 pp. Paperback octavo, very good condition, pages lightly toned, minor edgewear. This book is an exciting and fascinating murder story - a forerunner of today's detective fiction. Originally published in 1887, the story is set in an era of flickering gaslights in Melbourne. The assassin leads detectives from the squalid slums of Little Bourke Street to the town house of a millionaire, and reveals blackmail and intrigue in the high social circles. ISBN: 1876485035. Our Book No: 27463. $15 AUD.

194. Hume, Fergus; Caterson, Simon (introduction) (1999). Madame Midas (Reprint ed). Melbourne: Text Publishing. 332 pp. Paperback octavo, very good condition, edges & pages lightly toned, minor edgewear, tiny tear top spine. This crime fiction novel is based on Alice Cornwell, a woman whose life was as strange as the fiction she inspired. In this thrilling mystery the author dramatises the story of an enigmatic woman in a society enslaved by wealth. First published in 1888, this book is the companion-piece to "The Mystery of a Hansom Cab". ISBN: 1876485132. Our Book No: 27462. $15 AUD.

195. Hunt, Neil (1931). The Dole. Sydney: William Brooks & Co. Ltd. 105 pp. Hardback octavo, no jacket (missing), good plus condition, original blue cloth cover (black lettering, faintly marked), edges lightly foxed, endpapers toned, minor edgewear. Romantic fiction centred around a former school teacher in N.S.W. Our Book No: 16491. $20 AUD.

196. Hunt, Neil (1933). Desert Law. Sydney: William Brooks & Co. Ltd. 132 pp. Hardback small octavo, no jacket (missing), good plus condition, original red cloth cover (black lettering, some light flecking), spine faintly faded, endpapers toned, minor edgewear. Australian romantic thriller, set in farwestern New South Wales on stations along the Darling River, and partly in Hollywood. Our Book No: 16492. $14 AUD.

197. Ingpen, Robert (1987). The Voyage of the Poppykettle (1st ed). Melbourne: Hill of Content. 47 pp. Paperback small quarto, very good condition, colour & black & white drawings, covers little rubbed & scratched, top corner tip front cover little scuffed, minor edgewear. This book is a fantasy for young adults about Australian gnomes. This is the first of three books and explains how and why the gnomes left their own land in South America to travel to their "Unchosen Land", after they left the wreck of the Poppykettle, near Indented Head. In this unusual book the author opens the way into a world of fantasy which has intriguing links with what we believe to be reality. ISBN: 0855721758. Our Book No: 28019. $15 AUD.

198. Ireland, David (1997). The Unknown Industrial Prisoner. Sydney: Vintage / Random House Australia. 379 pp. Paperback trade, very good condition, pages faintly toned as common, minor edgewear. Novel by noted Australian writer about a modern man being relentlessly ground down in his workplace. They work at the Puroil Refining Termitary and Grinding Works as prisoners of foul conditions, exploitative management and anonymous shareholders. Isolated and alienated, reduced to seeking oblivion through alcohol and assembly line sex, they are the products of a society which offers an infinite freedom of choice but no alternatives, where it is safer to be shackled in chains than to be free to fend for themselves. His second novel, originally published in 1971, and winner of the 1972 Miles Franklin Award. ISBN: 0091836557. Our Book No: 4034. $14 AUD.

199. Irvine, Ian (1999). The Way Between the Worlds (Reprint ed) [View From the Mirror, no 4]. Melbourne: Penguin Books. 635 pp. Paperback thick trade, very good condition, maps, edges & pages faintly toned, bottom corner rear cover creased, minor edgewear. Fourth novel in a quartet, by Australian fantasy writer and marine scientist. ISBN: 0140276823. Our Book No: 28648. $15 AUD.

200. Jaireth, Subhash (2012). After Love. Melbourne: Transit Lounge. 292 pp. Paperback octavo, very good plus condition, minimal edgewear. This novel is set in India, Russia, Italy and Australia. A haunting novel full of music and emotions that moves with ease across continents. ISBN: 9781921924255. Our Book No: 27741. $15 AUD.

201. Jane, Zacharey (2008). The Lifeboat (1st ed). Brisbane, St Lucia: University of Queensland Press. 243 pp. Paperback trade, very good condition, minor edgewear, shop stamp front flyleaf. This story is about an old man and old woman found at sea in pirate-infested waters, with loss of memory (amnesia). They are entrusted into the care of a young interpreter, who is given two weeks to discover their identities before the worst is assumed. This is a tale of mystery and discovery and a search for belonging. ISBN: 9780702236426. Our Book No: 26113. $10 AUD.

202. Jenkin, Graham; Davis, Joedie (illustrator); Koolmateri, Janis (authentication) (2003). Meralte: The Boat. Kurralta Park, SA: J. B. Publishing. 96 pp. Paperback trade, very good condition, colour illustrations, faint foxing edges, minor edgewear. Meralte: The Boat, by Graham Jenkin (2003). This story for young adults, set 10,000 years ago, is about two Aboriginal children who set out to walk from Kopperamana near Lake Eyre, to the Southern Ocean. The reason for this epic journey is the very rare phenomenon of Lake Eyre actually having water in it, and becoming a proper lake on which boats could be sailed - if only boats had been available in Central Australia! Along the way they have many adventures. A story appreciated by both children and adults. ISBN: 1876622466. Our Book No: 28316. $30 AUD.

203. Johns, Captain W. E. (1952). Biggles Works It Out: A Story of Air Detective-Inspector Bigglesworth and His Comrades of the Air Police (Reprint ed). London: Hodder & Stoughton. 192 pp. Hardback small, dustjacket, very good condition (in fair dustjacket), red cloth covers, sepia & single-colour plates (including frontispiece), black & white vignettes, edges foxed, pieces missing top edge & base spine jacket (front flap large clipped affecting text, small edge tears, reverse side toned), edgewear, old price marks (small biro mark), minimal annotation front flylleaf (few digits), protected by removable semiarchival plastic sleeve. (Second impression, originally published 1951.) Detective Air Inspector Biggles and colleagues track down gold nuggets stolen from an Australian mining town. The investigation takes him to France and Algeria. Our Book No: 4164. $15 AUD.

204. Jolley, Elizabeth (1983). Mr Scobie's Riddle (1st ed). Melbourne: Penguin Books. 226 pp. Paperback, very good condition, pages faintly toned, minor edgewear. Australian novel. Mr Scobie's arrival at the nursing home of St Christopher and St Jude changes a few lives. ISBN: 014006656X. Our Book No: 24728. $10 AUD.

205. Jolley, Elizabeth (1993). The Georges' Wife (1st ed). Melbourne: Viking / Penguin Books. 182 pp. Hardback octavo, dustjacket, very good condition (in very good dustjacket), minor edgewear jacket, spine ends lightly rubbed, edges & pages lightly toned. In this Australian novel, Elizabeth Jolley returns to the themes of discord and harmony between brothers and sisters, husbands and wives, friends and lovers. Her spare and sensitive prose is illuminated with compassion and understanding for the intricacies of human relationships. ISBN: 0670852651. Our Book No: 27148. $15 AUD.

206. Jolley, Elizabeth (1997). The Orchard Thieves. Melbourne: Penguin Books. 131 pp. Paperback trade, very good condition, pages lightly toned as common. Novel by Australian writer in which a grandmother brings harmony to the dissonance of family life. The grandmother, mother of three grown-up daughters, understands that it is the unseen, the unspoken and the unrevealed which either perplex or console people in their family dealings. When the middle sister returns home from England, without any explanations about her private life, peace in the grandmother's house is jeopardised. The grandmother, with imagination, acceptance and the quality of her affection, attempts a form of rescue in the face of rising conflict and tension. ISBN: 0140252118. Our Book No: 17796. $10 AUD.

207. Jolley, Elizabeth (1998). Lovesong (1st p/b ed). Melbourne: Viking / Penguin Books. 241 pp. Paperback trade, very good condition, edges faintly toned as common, minor edgewear. Another superb Australian novel by Elizabeth Jolley (Viking Penguin, 1998). Mrs Porter's establishment is a home away from home for Homeless Gentlemen. Dalton Foster has his bleak room across the park from the overdraped house of his childhood, where now another Consul's family lives. Intrigued and well meaning, the owners welcome him into the house, unaware of Dalton's past. ISBN: 0140272755. Our Book No: 24658. $14 AUD.

208. Jolley, Elizabeth (1999). An Accommodating Spouse (1st ed). Melbourne: Viking / Penguin Books. 252 pp. Hardback small, dustjacket, very good plus condition (in very good plus dustjacket). First edition. When the professor marries Hazel, Lady Carpenter warns that his new wife is so like her twin, Chloe, he will have trouble telling them apart. So inseparable are the twins that the professor lives with both women under one roof. Witty, insightful and joyous, this novel is a book to celebrate. ISBN: 0670888931. Our Book No: 22872. $18 AUD.

209. Jolley, Elizabeth (2008). Cabin Fever (Reprint ed) [Modern Classics]. Melbourne: Penguin Group. 323 pp. Paperback thick trade, very good condition, light creases fore-edge rear cover, edges lightly toned, top corner rear cover creased. This is the second novel in a semi-autobiographical trilogy. She beguiles with her blend of humour and the serious. ISBN: 9780143180081. Our Book No: 16619. $15 AUD.

210. Jose, Nicholas (2014). Bapo (1st ed). Sydney, Artarmon: Giramondo Publishing Company. 231 pp. Paperback trade, very good condition, pages lightly toned, minor edgewear. Short stories that look at Australia's relationship to China or have a little of China in the stories. Other stories look at the qualities of memory, resilience, play and adventure. The characters are artists, diplomats, entrepreneurs, immigrants, and families at the crossroads. ISBN: 9781922146632. Our Book No: 28120. $18 AUD.

211. Kandelaars, Deb (2011). Memoirs of a Suburban Girl. Adelaide, Kent Town: Wakefield Press. 162 pp. Paperback trade, very good plus condition. A confronting first novel about a teenage girl caught up in a violent relationship with an older man. ISBN: 9781862549555. Our Book No: 14879. $20 AUD.

212. Kendall, Cate (2011). Armani Angels. Sydney: Bantam / Random House. 334 pp. Paperback octavo, very good plus condition. A page-turning, wicked Australian novel of bitchy one-upmanship and competition wrapped in a hilarious, satirical bow. Dynamic PR guru Gemma Bristol has her well-manicured finger firmly on the pulse of the Australian social scene. But her husband has become a stranger, her teenage son is angry and uncommunicative, and somehow the career she has worked so hard for doesn't seem to satisfy her anymore. Gemma needs a new direction, but has she gone too far when she challenges the grand matriarch of Melbourne philanthropy, Dame Frances Davenport, to a fundraising duel that captivates the city? ISBN: 9781863256957. Our Book No: 16029. $15 AUD.

213. Keneally, Thomas (1986). The Chant of Jimmie Blacksmith (Reissue ed) [Collector's Library of Australia's Great Books]. Sydney, Kensington: Times Books. 178 pp. Hardback octavo, no jacket as issued, decorative cover, gilt top edge, very good condition, minimal foxing edges. Australian novel based on the life of the Aboriginal bushranger Jimmy Governor. By the noted Irish-Australian novelist. ISBN: 0858359847. Our Book No: 25178. $20 AUD.

214. Keneally, Tom (1995). A River Town. Melbourne: William Heinemann Australia. 330 pp. Paperback large octavo, very good condition, rear cover little creased, pages lightly toned, minor edgewear. In 1900 the beginning of a new century excites even the isolated riverside town of Kempsey in New South Wales, accessible from Sydney only by a long steamer trip. Tim Shea, the young Irish immigrant is still pursued by the politics of a wider world. This is the tale of a reluctant hero, an endearing, if flawed, man whose stubborn integrity is nearly his undoing. The author's vibrant portrait of the river town of Kempsey manifests the inescapability of human malice in a place of natural splendour. (Historical Australian fiction, by Irish-Australian author.). ISBN: 0855616466. Our Book No: 30195. $18 AUD.

215. Keneally, Tom (2003). The Tyrant's Novel (1st ed). Sydney: Doubleday. 315 pp. Hardback octavo, dustjacket, very good condition (in very good dustjacket), minor edgewear jacket, base spine & corners little rubbed. This Australian novel is both a gripping thriller and a chilling glimpse of a fictional world that seems all too real. ISBN: 1864710713. Our Book No: 26843. $15 AUD.

216. Kent, Hannah (2013). Burial Rites (Reprint ed). Sydney: Picador / Pan Macmillan Australia. 338 pp. Paperback octavo, very good condition, minor edgewear, pages faintly toned. This novel by Australian writer Hannah Kent is based on a true story about Agnes Magnusdottir, who in 1829, in Iceland, was condemned to death for her part in the brutal murder of two men. Iceland's formidable landscape, where it is a daily battle to survive is well described by the author, who went to Iceland as a teenager on a Rotary exchange program, and learnt about the story of Agnes. ISBN: 9781742612829. Our Book No: 29002. $20 AUD.

217. Kent, Hannah (2016). The Good People (1st ed). Sydney: Picador / Pan Macmillan Australia. 386 pp. Paperback octavo, very good condition, minor edgewear. The second novel by Australian author Hannah Kent, who previously wrote "Burial Rites”, set in Iceland. This novel is set in Ireland in 1825, in a remote valley in south-west Ireland, near the Flesk river of Killarney. Three women are brought together by strange and troubling events centered around a four-year-old boy named Michael who cannot walk, or speak. ISBN: 9781743534908. Our Book No: 40194. $18 AUD.

218. Kingsley, Henry; Kramer, Leonie (introduction) (1973). The Hillyars and the Burtons: A Story of Two Families [Australian Literary Reprints]. Sydney: Sydney University Press (SUP). 419 pp. Paperback trade, very good condition, minor edgewear. Originally published in London and Boston, 1865. The author's second Australian novel and follows "The Recollections of Geoffrey Hamlyn". The setting is now the Australian goldfields and the Omeo disaster, and offers a very different view of Australia to the earlier pastoral novel. ISBN: 0424065002. Our Book No: 2536. $20 AUD.

219. Knight, Stephen (1997). Continent of Mystery: A Thematic History of Australian Crime Fiction. Melbourne: Melbourne University Press (MUP). 226 pp. Paperback small octavo, very good condition, minimal edgewear. This book reinstates many fine and forgotten Australian authors - Mary Fortune, doyen of the Victorian short story - Randolph Bedford, creator of Billy Pagan - Fergus Hume who set in Melbourne the first best selling detective novel - Pat Flower, a recent Sydney writer. This ground-breaking book traces the clues and exposes the dark deeds of writers overlooked by critical detectives less astute than the author. ISBN: 0522846599. Our Book No: 27488. $25 AUD.

220. Koch, Christopher (2007). The Memory Room (1st ed). London: Jonathan Cape. 432 pp. Hardback thick octavo, dustjacket, very good condition (in good dustjacket), edges & pages lightly toned, minor edgewear jacket (few light impressions & marks rear cover), minor tide marks reverse side jacket (previous water contact now dry), untrimmed fore-edge. This Australian novel interweaves the personal and the political lives of three people. Vincent and Erika share a private world of fantasy and ritual. Vincent and his easygoing friend Derek aim to enter Foreign Affairs. The fantasies of youth have become reality for Vincent and Erika, but they lead to a tragic end. It is left to Derek, who inherits Vincent's diaries, to contemplate their story. The author has written an intense psychological study of the mentality and motivations of a secret intelligence operative. The novel is set in Tasmania, and then China and Canberra. ISBN: 9780224084932. Our Book No: 28329. $25 AUD.

221. Kyriacos, Nicholas (1999). Captain Dimitrios (Reprint ed). Melbourne, Bundoora: Department of Education, RMIT University. 113 pp. Paperback trade, very good condition, minor edgewear, autograph (author's written dedication). Cover subtitle: "A mystical odyssey for truth in the back streets of Sydney." The first novel by Nicholas Kyriacos, a Sydney schoolteacher, poet and short story writer. The story of an old Greek migrant bewildered at finding himself in Sydney, a place he can make little sense of. (Written dedication to academic Elizabeth Webby.). ISBN: 0864590423. Our Book No: 15472. $20 AUD.

222. Lamond, Henry G. (1978). Big Red (Reissue ed). Melbourne: Sun Books. 219 pp. Paperback, good plus condition, covers lightly creased, pages lightly toned. Novel about the harsh life of an Australian red kangaroo mob. ISBN: 0725100052. Our Book No: 2465. $10 AUD.

223. Lane, William; Miller, John (pseudonym) (2004). The Workingman's Paradise: An Australian Labour Novel (Reprint ed). LaVergne, TN: Kessinger Publishing Reprints. 221 pp. Paperback small quarto, very good condition, minor edgewear corners, top corner front cover creased, nonremovable contact plastic covers. A fascinating early Australian novel about the defeat of the Shearer's and Maritime strikes of the 1890s (mainly Queensland). First published in 1892 under the pen name of John Miller. (Estimated date, 2004 or later. Printed copy of POD book.). ISBN: 141918850X. Our Book No: 28227. $25 AUD.

224. Lang, John George (1994). Botany Bay, or True Tales of Early Australia [Australian Books on Demand, no. 8]. Canberra, Cook: Mulini Press. 122 pp. Paperback large octavo, very good condition, black & white drawings, frontispiece, minor edgewear, minimal scuffs front cover, minimal biro annotation. Botany Bay, or True Tales of Early Australia, by John Lang (Mulini Press, 1994). A series of tales by John Lang about the convict period of early Australia. They are fictionalized true stories mostly about convicts. The stories are about ghosts, murders and currency lads, and include some of the women who made good in the young colony of New South Wales. One of the 'legends' is about the builder who brought out soil from Ireland to keep the snakes away because Saint Patrick got rid of the snakes from Ireland. These stories are an important part of Australia's heritage. (No 8 in the series Australian Books on Demand. (ingle biro correction in Introduction by book collector Alan Ivey.). ISBN: 0949910406. Our Book No: 29811. $25 AUD.

225. Lang, John George (2004). Mazarine [Australian Books on Demand]. Canberra: Mulini Press. 65 pp. Paperback large octavo, very good condition, frontispiece, minor edgewear. Historical novel about three friends at Cambridge University making a trip up the Rhine River to Heidelberg to practice the German language. Henry Mazarine falls in love with a young woman and marries her. The tale is centered around the marriage and her discontent or boredom. The story is told by a narrator in the first person. This story was first published as a serial in his Indian newspaper “The Mofussilite” in 1845. The story appears here in book form for the first time. (Australian Books on Demand Series, no 19. Author is Australian, but the story is set in Britain and Europe.). ISBN: 0975178482. Our Book No: 29817. $25 AUD.

226. Lang, John George (2004). Raymond (New ed) [Small Tales of Early Australia]. Canberra: Mulini Press. 62 pp. Paperback trade, very good condition, minor edgewear, errata slip pasted in, previous owner's written annotation prelim page. This historical Australian novelette is partly autobiographical but has a gothic ending of disaster and death. The story was originally published in 1840 anonymously, but is now attributed to John Lang, said to be the first Australian-born writer. (No 9 in the series Small Tales of Early Australia. Annotation by Alan Ives, book collector). ISBN: 0975178431. Our Book No: 30072. $15 AUD.

227. Lang, John George (2005). Further Tales from Botany Bay [Australian Books on Demand]. Canberra: Mulini Press. 133 pp. Paperback large octavo, very good condition, frontispiece, minor edgewear, single biro correction rear page, owner's written note inside front cover. Further Tales from Botany Bay, by John Lang (Mulini Press, 2005). The author wrote many stories and essays published in English and Indian periodicals and newspapers. Most of these stories have not been republished. This collection (1836 - 1860) brings together his another 13 Australian short stories and essays. In one essay, the author describes how as a young boy he went fishing on the harbour with Bungaree and his two wives. The story is set during the author's boyhood in Sydney in the 1820s. In another essay, Aa voyage up the east coast of Australia through the Great Barrier Reef and then through Torres Strait describes John Lang's voyage to India in 1842. It is one of the earliest descriptions of such a voyage and has many incidents, shipwrecks, sharks and hostile natives. (No 22 in the series Australian Books on Demand. Written note from book collector Alan Ives, stating as gift from Victor Crittenden.). ISBN: 9780975723241. Our Book No: 29812. $25 AUD.

228. Latta, David (editor) (1989). Sand on the Gumshoe: A Century of Australian Crime Writing (1st ed). Sydney, Hornsby: Australasian Publishing Company / Random House. 235 pp. Paperback trade, good condition, minor edgewear, crease front cover, edges & pages & inside covers lightly toned, spine ends little rubbed. This book is about the Australian crime fiction writers who have been largely disregarded or forgotten. Such talents as Waif Wander, one of the first women in the world to write about crime, or Carter Brown, Fergus Hume, Vince Kelly, Max Afford to name a few whose crime fiction stories appear in this fascinating book. ISBN: 0900882557. Our Book No: 27487. $10 AUD.

229. Lawson, Henry (1944). Three Stories. Melbourne: Lothian Publishing. 28 pp. Paperback small, very good condition, pictorial card cover, stapled (little rusted), yapp edges (cover extends beyond page margins, some edge tears), edgewear, two small bookshop rubber stamps, non-author written dedication. Three short stories, from Australia's favorite poet Henry Lawson, first published in this form in 1944: The Hairy Man, A Romance of Three Huts, [and] A Long way to Cork. Originally published in the Bulletin magazine. Our Book No: 17502. $30 AUD.

230. Lawson, Will (1947). Paddle Wheels Away! (1st ed). Sydney: F. J. Thwaites (Pty) Limited. 238 pp. Hardback small, dustjacket, good condition (in good dustjacket), pages toned as usual, reverse side jacket faintly toned (small edge tears, slight loss bottom edge, tiny hole & spine lightly foxed spine), spine & edges board cover little faded, bookshop label front pastedown, protected by removable semiarchival plastic sleeve. A collectible novel based on the rivermen and their paddle-boats on the Murray and Darling Rivers, Australia. ISBN: B000QRCZKK. Our Book No: 26722. $12 AUD.

231. Lazaroo, Simone (2006). The Travel Writer (1st ed). Sydney: Picador / Pan Macmillan. 310 pp. Paperback octavo, very good condition, pages lightly toned, minor edgewear corners. This Australian novel is about the meaning of love and fidelity in its story of four generations of the de Sequeira family. London, late 1980s. Ghislaine de Sequeira lies in a hospital bed. Once an obituary writer in Malacca, she had practised eloquence in the face of death for years. But now she is dying, and it is her bereft daughter Isabelle's turn to articulate the meaning of a life at its end. Isabelle tries to find an anchor in this storm by telling her mother's story and by seeking solace in her writing tutor. ISBN: 9780330422567. Our Book No: 26990. $14 AUD.

232. Leete, Helen (2009). Mountains of the Dragon: An Australian Sculptor's Account of an Idyllic Surrealistic, Early Life in Africa. Sydney, Epping: Delphian Books. 218 pp. Paperback wide octavo, thick card covers (with flaps), very good plus condition, minimal edgewear, autograph (author's written name). A surrealistic novel set in Africa. Written by a Sydney based sculptor. It is set in a world before refrigeration, television, mobile phones or computers, and features the thoughts and feelings of a teenage girl. ISBN: 9780980466829. Our Book No: 27223. $25 AUD.

233. Lester, Alison (2012). The Quicksand Pony. Sydney: Allen & Unwin. 154 pp. Paperback, very good condition, black & white drawings, minor edgewear. A gripping adventure for young adults, set in the Australian bush the author knows so well. In her search for her pony Bella, Biddy unravels a long ago mystery. ISBN: 9781742378008. Our Book No: 25809. $10 AUD.

234. Leyland, Mal (2000). Gold Fever: Is it the Perfect Crime? (1st ed). Hull Heads, QLD: Leyland & Leyland Publishers. 256 pp. Hardback small octavo, no jacket, pictorial boards, very good condition, pages lightly toned, sticker front cover (autograph). Australian crime fiction novel. The biggest gold robbery in Australia's history. A methodical planner. An outback mystery and a beautiful lady detective. Is it the perfect crime or simply a well planned robbery gone wrong? This question torments Detective Sergeant Erica Turlow as she seeks to decipher the intriguing web of mystery surrounding Alex Lansdowne and The Great Smelter Robbery. SALE PRICE. ISBN: 0646404105. Our Book No: 23820. $10 AUD.

235. Lindall, Edward (1961). The Killers of Karawala (1st ed). London: Hutchinson & Co. 205 pp. Hardback small octavo, dustjacket, good condition (in good dustjacket), pages lightly toned, light foxing edges, reverse side & endpapers jacket lightly foxed (flap clipped, spine ends little worn, few tiny holes rear fore-edge, minor edgewear), protected by removable semiarchival plastic sleeve. Australian crime fiction novel about a small group of scientists digging for pre-historic skeletons in Central Australia. The dry forbidding, hostile land plays harshly on the emotions of the four men, and tensions soon erupt into violence. Our Book No: 30030. $18 AUD.

236. Lindall, Edward (1966). Northward the Coast (Reprint ed). London: William Heinemann. 252 pp. Hardback small octavo, dustjacket, very good condition (in very good dustjacket), pages lightly toned, light foxing edges, endpapers & flyleaf lightly foxed, reverse side jacket lightly foxed (flap clipped & little foxed, spine ends worn, slight loss bottom corners), owner's written name pencil free flyleaf, protected by removable semiarchival plastic sleeve. Australian crime fiction novel about a professional hunter who is under the constant watchful eye of the police. He takes off to the bush with two Portuguese political prisoners and a woman by the name of Ruth Watkins. This novel is indeed high adventure. Our Book No: 30031. $20 AUD.

237. Lindall, Edward (1972). A Lively Form of Death (1st ed). London: Constable. 183 pp. Hardback small octavo, dustjacket, very good condition (in very good dustjacket), pages lightly toned, light foxing top edge, small mark top edge, small mark front free flyleaf, minor edgewear jacket (flap clipped), protected by removable semiarchival plastic sleeve. Crime fiction novel by Australian writer (Edward Lindall), about a man named Gregory Lander, a happy drop-out who camps on the shores of a large billabong in the hunting plains of Northern Australia. A car with a girl and two men breaks down near him which is 125 miles and four days walk to get help. Lander is a threat to the men because he has seen their crime syndicate's plane land and take off at nights at a nearby abandoned airstrip. The tension cracks and Lander's future confronts him in a scene of savagery at the water's edge. Who will survive? ISBN: 0094586004. Our Book No: 30032. $25 AUD.

238. Lindsay, Norman (1933). Saturdee (1st ed). Sydney: Endeavour Press. 260 pp. Hardback small, dustjacket, very good condition (in good plus dustjacket), top spine jacket torn & repaired (small edge tears & edge loss), front pastedown creased along spine, cloth spine faintly faded, fore-edge faintly foxed, some edgewear, protected by removable semiarchival plastic sleeve. First edition in the very scarce dustjacket. True classic of Australian literature. A comic novel of small boys growing up in Redheap - the town that is the setting for Norman Lindsay's three novels about boyhood and adolescence in the Ballarat district of Victoria, where he himself grew up [Creswell]. It is very much a book about boys - not at all a book for boys. Our Book No: 17339. $220 AUD.

239. Lindsay, Norman (1950). Dust or Polish. Sydney: Angus & Robertson. 205 pp. Hardback octavo, dustjacket, good plus condition (in good plus dustjacket), pages & cover lightly toned as usual, minor foxing top edge, minor edgewear jacket (flap unclipped, faint fading bottom corner front cover), bookplate, protected by removable semiarchival plastic sleeve, copy 1. Australian novel in which Rita, a show girl bored with life on the stage, finds a new career and romance in the secondhand furniture business. Bookplate of C. W. Blackburn. Our Book No: 10327. $20 AUD.

240. Lindsay, Norman (1968). Rooms and Houses: Portrait of a Young Man: An Autobiographical Novel (1st & only ed). Sydney & London: Ure Smith. 318 pp. Hardback small, dustjacket, very good condition (in very good dustjacket), original brown cloth cover, reverse side jacket faintly foxed (flap unclipped), top edge faintly foxed, minor edgewear. Set in early 20th-century Melbourne, this Australian novel is based on Norman Lindsay's own life experiences. While mismanaging his marriage to Cora, artist Jim Partridge meets up with his former model, Julia, only to discover that Cora has met up with her former lover, Herbert Pomeroy. All of the characters in this novel are clearly doomed to illicit entanglement. ISBN: B001V9GPRG. Our Book No: 12767A. $40 AUD.

241. Lingard, Joan (1990). Glad Rags (1st ed). London: Hamish Hamilton. 131 pp. Hardback octavo, dustjacket, very good condition (in very good dustjacket), small mark top edge, minor edgewear jacket, minimal EX-LIBRARY (single stamp), pages lightly toned. First edition. This book is a sequel to "Rags and Riches". This time Seb and Sam, two Scottish lads, are looking forward to a holiday in the Greek islands with their parents. Warm and light-hearted, this novel for young adults has moments of touching poignancy, which illuminate this story of a lively and endearing family. A new collection of Sam and Seb stories. They live in Edinburgh in a narrow street full of second-hand shops. ISBN: 0241130158. Our Book No: 27482. $12 AUD.

242. Liston, Adam (2005). Winds of the Armada. [Queensland]: Oracle Press. 288 pp. Paperback wide trade, very good plus condition, minimal edgewear. This well-researched historical novel by Adam Liston is a thrilling story of passion, murder and intrigue set in Spain in 1588. A refreshing new look at what actually happened in the battle between the Spanish Armada and the British fleet. The author was born in Warsaw in 1908. In 1938, wanting to escape Hitler, by a stroke of good fortune he was able to immigrate to Australia. He served in the Australian Army in the Second World War, then through a Repatriation Scheme, he was able to study medicine, and graduated from Melbourne University. He had his practice until 1991, where he became Australia's oldest practicing doctor. At the age of 92, he began writing this amazing book, which he completed at age 96. A truly inspiring man. ISBN: 1876494808. Our Book No: 26984. $30 AUD.

243. Lohrey, Amanda (2015). A Short History of Richard Kline (1st ed). Melbourne: Black Inc. 259 pp. Paperback octavo, very good condition, tiny dent front cover, pages faintly toned as common, minor edgewear. First edition. Australian novel about a middle-aged man looking for meaning in his life. The novel explores masculinity, the mystical, and our very human need for something more. The author is a previous winner of the Patrick White Literary Award. ISBN: 9781863957182. Our Book No: 28229. $16 AUD.

244. Long, William Stuart (1981). The Traitors (1st ed) [The Australians]. Sydney, Lane Cove: Doubleday. 539 pp. Hardback octavo, dustjacket, very good condition (in very good dustjacket), pages faintly toned as usual, old price marks, protected by removable semiarchival plastic sleeve. First edition. Historical novel, set in Sydney Town against the background of the rebellious Royal Marine Corps. Continues the saga of two pioneer families, the Taggarts and the Dawsons. Jenny Taggart, a young widow, is reunited with her old friend and lover, Andrew Hawley. Andrew is forced to serve the irascible governor William Bligh during his tumultuous disputes with John Macarthur and the Corps officers. (No 3 in The Australians series.). ISBN: 0868240214. Our Book No: 6681A. $25 AUD.

245. Long, William Stuart (1982). The Explorers [The Australians Series]. Sydney: Doubleday. 490 pp. Hardback small octavo, dustjacket, very good condition (in very good dustjacket), pages lightly toned as usual, minor edgewear. First edition. No 4 in the series of 12 historical novels in the series "The Australians". Follows the story of Australia (Sydney Town) from 1809 to 1813 during the reign of the reforming Governor Lachlan Macquarie. As told through the adventures of convict Jessica Maclaine and adventurous mariner Justin Broome. ISBN: 0868240826. Our Book No: 1494. $20 AUD.

246. Long, William Stuart; Stuart, Vivian (1987). The Empire Builders (1st ed) [The Australians Series, no 9]. Sydney: Doubleday. 440 pp. Hardback octavo, dustjacket, coloured endpapers, good condition (in good dustjacket), map, family tree, spine jacket lightly faded (minor edgewear, plastic coating lifting away from edges), pages lightly toned as usual, owner's written name free front flyleaf. First edition. The ninth historical novel in the series "The Australians" continues the story of the pioneers who carved out a life for themselves in the newly-formed colonies of Australia and New Zealand. ISBN: 0868243094. Our Book No: 3453. $20 AUD.

247. Lord, Gabrielle (1986). Jumbo (1st ed). London: Bodley Head. 157 pp. Hardback octavo, dustjacket, good condition (in good dustjacket), faint foxing & toning reverse side jacket (minor edgewear, bottom edge rear flap scuffed), light foxing edges, pages lightly toned, boards lightly faded. First edition. The third Australian crime fiction novel by Gabrielle Lord. The story of two lives that cross almost by chance, and a tragedy that might have been averted. ISBN: 0370307038. Our Book No: 10201. $12 AUD.

248. Loukakis, Angelo (1987). Vernacular Dreams (Reprint ed). Brisbane, St Lucia: University of Queensland Press (UQP). 179 pp. Paperback small trade, good plus condition, spine ends little scuffed, corner tip front cover little creased, pages lightly toned, spine little faded, small mark fore-edge, minimal edgewear. This new collection of short stories explores the variety of unfamiliar Australian lives. Exotic or marginal people in rural or urban settings, bird watchers, social climbers, bicyle enthusiasts, they all share a sense of isolation. The Australian author brings their inner histories to life with chilling credibility and disciplined intensity. ISBN: 0702220256. Our Book No: 30550. $10 AUD.

249. Lyons, Esther (2002). Peacock and the Gum Tree (1st ed). City Not Stated: Esther Mary Lyons / Spectrum Publications. 284 pp. Paperback wide trade, very good condition, minor edgewear, rubber stamps. Fictional stories set in the 1970s, 80s and 90s. The author was born in India during the last decade of the British Raj. After completing her education in India, she migrated to Australia. These stories give an interesting insight into the three cultures featured: Indian, Anglo-Indian and Australian. ISBN: 0867863234. Our Book No: 24890. $25 AUD.

250. Macdonald, Caroline (1988). The Lake at the End of the World (Reprint ed). Melbourne: Viking Kestrel / Penguin Books. 184 pp. Hardback octavo, dustjacket, minimal EX-LIBRARY, very good condition (in very good dustjacket), tiny mark top edge, minor edgewear jacket, rubber library stamps. Fantasy novel for young adults. Written by New Zealand writer currently living and writing in Australia. The year is 2015. Hector leaves his underground community which has been isolated for over 50 years. He meets Diana. She lives a very different life beside a mystical lake, with her mother and handicapped father. The above-ground world is apparently empty of other human life, but Diana has a strength and optimism which puzzles Hector. It is only when the two teenagers are forced to visit the strange, artificial place of Hector's birth that their dependence on each other becomes clear to them. This is an exciting, challenging story of a developing relationship in a fragile world. Short listed book Children's Book Council Of Australia. ISBN: 0670822744. Our Book No: 27425. $15 AUD.

251. Mackaness, George (1979). Some Fictitious Voyages to Australia [Australian Historical Monographs (New Series)]. Dubbo, NSW: Review Publications. 16 pp. Paperback trade, flexible cover, stapled pamphlet, very good condition, full-page black & white drawing. Our Book No: 15415. $10 AUD.

252. Mackenzie, Kenneth; Malouf, David (introduction) (2013). The Young Desire It (Reissue ed) [Text Classics]. Melbourne: Text Publishing. 345 pp. Paperback octavo, very good condition, black & white drawing, small creases front cover & spine, pages lightly toned, minor edgewear. Originally published in 1937 to high acclaim when the author was in his early 20s, this Australian novel is an unparalleled account of erotic awakening, and it draws on the authors' own experience in rural Western Australia. Fifteen-year-old Charles Fox is sent away to boarding school, innocent and alone. There one of his masters develops an intense attachment to him. But when Charles meets Margaret, a girl staying at a nearby farm for the holidays, he is besotted, and a passionate romance begins. Contains a Norman Lindsay drawing of Kenneth Mackenzie. ISBN: 9781922147509. Our Book No: 27901. $10 AUD.

253. Magro, Mandy (2021). Jacaranda (2nd ed). London: Mira Books. 279 pp. Paperback octavo, very good condition, top edge & corner tip rear cover little creased. Australian novel set in Far North Queensland. A moving romance about finding out that what you need has been under your nose all the time ISBN: 9781867221760. Our Book No: 30856. $15 AUD.

254. Mainwaring, Bob (2006). Escape to Van Diemen's Land (1st ed). Melbourne, Hartwell: Sid Harta Publishers. 388 pp. Paperback thick trade, very good condition, spine little faded, bottom corner front cover little creased, slight mark fore-edge, tiny bump & scuff top spine, minor edgewear. This story is historical fiction but all the incidents are based on true well-recorded events, both regarding the convict system in Van Diemen's Land in the 1840s and the gold rushes of the 1850s. Martin Maynard who is born into an English country family in the 1800s. His father dies and he commits a crime to get transported to Van Diemen's Land where he hopes to build a better life. Martin faces daunting obstacles, but he is driven by his love for Rebecca and his wish to be seen as a gentleman. ISBN: 9781921206269. Our Book No: 29918. $18 AUD.

255. Malone, Lily (2019). The Cafe by the Bridge [Chalk Hill Series]. Sydney: Mira Books. 360 pp. Paperback octavo, very good condition, bottom corner front cover creased, minor edgewear. Australian novel set in the fictional Australian town of Chalk Hill. The author says that the town in her imagination is about halfway between Manjimup and Mount Barker on the Muirs Highway. This is the second of three books in the series. A psychologist named Taylor Woods sets out to help her brother and a man named Abe when they are both scammed by the same woman. Can she help them? ISBN: 9781489250483. Our Book No: 30762. $18 AUD.

256. Maloney, Shane (2006). Something Fishy: A Murray Whelan Mystery (1st U.K. ed). Edinburgh: Canongate Books. 242 pp. Paperback, very good condition, remainder stripe, small bump top spine. A Murray Whelan crime fiction novel. Whelan MP has found respectability as a politician, but his true love salty Lyndal Luscombe presents him with an ultrasound photo showing an uncanny resemblance to Murray. But there is a catch, and Murray gradually reels it in. ISBN: 1841958107. Our Book No: 24149. $12 AUD.

257. Malouf, David (1984). Fly Away Peter (Reprint ed). Melbourne: Penguin Books. 134 pp. Paperback trade, very good condition, pages faintly toned, minimal edgewear, cover design differs from stock photo. Australian novel about three very different people brought together on the Queensland coast by their love of birds. Both sanctuary owner and employee are drawn to the war and the horrors of the trenches of Armentieres. ISBN: 014007015X. Our Book No: 9837. $10 AUD.

258. Malouf, David (1984). Harland's Half Acre (1st American ed). New York: Alfred A. Knopf. 230 pp. Hardback octavo, dustjacket, very good condition (in very good dustjacket), pages lightly toned, spine jacket little faded, untrimmed fore-edges, protected by removable semiarchival plastic sleeve. First American edition. Novel about a budding artist bought up on a poverty-striken dairy farm in Queensland. ISBN: 0394539192. Our Book No: 29588. $15 AUD.

259. Malouf, David (1987). Harland's Half Acre (Reprint ed). London: Penguin Books. 230 pp. Paperback trade, very good condition, rear cover & bottom edge minimally foxed, pages faintly toned as usual, minor edgewear. A novel rich in passion and incident and with the obsessive, sometimes violent claims of family life. ISBN: 0140074694. Our Book No: 24690. $10 AUD.

260. Malouf, David (1993). Remembering Babylon (1st ed). Sydney, Milsons Point: Random House Australia. 200 pp. Hardback octavo, dustjacket, very good condition (in very good dustjacket), pages lightly toned as common, minor edgewear jacket (small closed ear rear cover). First edition. Tragic novel of a white man trying to adjust to life after living 16 years among Aborigines. Short-listed for 1993 Booker Prize and 1994 Miles Franklin Award. ISBN: 0091827825. Our Book No: 29605. $30 AUD.

261. Malouf, David (1994). Remembering Babylon (Reprint ed). London: Vintage / Random House. 200 pp. Paperback trade, good plus condition, light toning edges, light creases covers, few tiny dents front cover, minor edgewear. Australian novel, about the tragic story of a white man trying to adjust to life after living 16 years among Aborigines in Queensland. Short-listed for 1993 Booker Prize and 1994 Miles Franklin Award. ISBN: 009930242X. Our Book No: 18559. $10 AUD.

262. Malouf, David (1994). Remembering Babylon (Modern reprint ed). New York: Vintage International / Random House. 200 pp. Paperback small octavo, good plus condition, front cover corner creased, minor edgewear corners, copy 2. Australian novel, about the tragic story of a white man trying to adjust to life after living 16 years among Aborigines in Queensland. Short-listed for 1993 Booker Prize and 1994 Miles Franklin Award. ISBN: 9780679749516. Our Book No: 16421. $10 AUD.

263. Malouf, David (1997). The Conversations at Curlow Creek. Sydney: Vintage. 214 pp. Paperback trade, very good condition, edges lightly toned, spine & nearby front cover creased, minor edgewear. Winner of the 1996 international impact Dublin Literary award. About an escaped convict turned bushranger and the officer who is to oversee his execution. The story is set in New South Wales in the 1820s. ISBN: 0099744015. Our Book No: 25480. $10 AUD.

264. Malouf, David (1999). An Imaginary Life (Reprint ed). London: Vintage. 156 pp. Paperback trade, very good condition, early cover design, minor edgewear. A brilliant novel full of adventure by Australian writer. His second novel and winner of the 1979 NSW Premier's Literary Award. The story is told by the Roman poet Ovid in exile on the northeastern boundary of the empire at the edge of the great Russian steppes. ISBN: 0099273845. Our Book No: 20763. $10 AUD.

265. Malouf, David (1999). Fly Away Peter (Reprint ed). Sydney: Vintage / Random House. 134 pp. Paperback small trade, very good condition, pages lightly toned, minimal edgewear. Australian novel about three very different people brought together on the Queensland coast by their love of birds. Both sanctuary owner and employee are drawn to the war and the horrors of the trenches of Armentieres. ISBN: 0099273829. Our Book No: 4594. $10 AUD.

266. Malouf, David (2000). Dream Stuff (1st ed). London: Chatto & Windus. 185 pp. Hardback small octavo, dustjacket, very good condition (in very good dustjacket), pages faintly toned as usual, minor edgewear. First edition. International award-winning Australian author presents a series of nine powerfully vivid short stories (six not previously published) ranging over more than a century of Australian life - evoking dark shadows beneath a bright sun, and lives shaped by the ghosts of history and the rhythms of unruly nature. In the brilliant title story, the stuff of dreams is both real and imagined - rumoured fields of cannabis picked in secret by migrant workers, or a nightmare encounter on a dark Brisbane street. This book won the Lannan Literary Award for Fiction. (1 of 2 available copies.). ISBN: 0701169427. Our Book No: 10400. $10 AUD.

267. Marsden, John (1988). The Journey (1st ed). Sydney: Pan Books. 186 pp. Hardback octavo, dustjacket, very good condition (in very good dustjacket), minor edgewear jacket, faint foxing top edge, spine ends little rubbed. Novel for young adults by Australian writer. Argus is on a journey away from his valley and his parents, wondering what adventure will befall him next. ISBN: 0330271377. Our Book No: 28810. $15 AUD.

268. Marsden, John (2003). While I Live (1st ed) [The Ellie Chronicles]. Sydney: Macmillan. 300 pp. Hardback octavo, dustjacket, very good plus condition (in very good plus dustjacket), minimal edgewear cloth cover. The first edition of the first novel in "The Ellie Chronicles", a new series featuring the immensely popular Ellie Linton from "The Tomorrow" series. Wars never end. They go on loudly or they go on quietly. They grip you with bulldog teeth. The town of Wirrawee is emerging from war, slowly. School's back in, Juicy's is open for coffee, farmers are bidding at cattle sales, but it's not the same. A new nation is on the other side of a new border. Suddenly the war is about to explode into Ellie's life again. The effects are devastation. The consequences will change her forever. ISBN: 1405035544. Our Book No: 14500. $15 AUD.

269. Martin, John L. (1998). Vagabond Wind. London: Janus Publishing. 361 pp. Paperback small octavo, very good condition, minor edgewear. Novel about of an Australian POW, a beautiful Slovene woman and a modern girl's quest for identity. Although this is a romantic adventure story, it is firmly rooted in fact. In 1944, 87 Allied prisoners in German-occupied Slovenia escaped against impossible odds, thanks to the tragic love between an Australian sergeant and a Slovene woman. Written by a former ABC-TV and SBS writer and producer. ISBN: 1857563778. Our Book No: 16297. $15 AUD.

270. Martin, L. W.; Lynravn, N. S. (1944). Murder on Mount Capita (1st ed). Sydney: Angus & Robertson. 200 pp. Hardback small octavo, dustjacket, good condition (in fair dustjacket), edgewear jacket (chipped, few closed tears, reverse side lightly toned & foxed, long closed tear front flap, white background little marked), spine little slack, endpapers & pages lightly toned, light foxing few pages, spine ends creased, boards little faded, small mark front board, corners covers slightly bumped, shop label inside front cover. Inspector Ashton of the Sydney CIB looks into a death which occured during an army exercise in north-east New South Wales. (Listed in Loder as the only crime fiction book by Martin and Lynravn. Allans Book & Music Shop label.). Our Book No: 40847. $60 AUD.

271. Martin, Sarah (2015). When is Forever? A Quirky Tale of Family Life (1st ed). City Not Stated: Strategic Book Publishing & Rights Co. 160 pp. Paperback octavo, very good condition, top spine little bumped, bottom edge cover & few pages little creased, minimal edgewear. This wry and charming look at life with young children, explores the pitfalls and pleasures of being grandparents. The interlinked stories cover three years in the life of toddlers Jack and Serena. The author is a Melbourne historian who decided to take time out from working on her Ph.D. to write this lighthearted fictional insight into middle-class suburban Australia. The voices of four generations come together in a subtle and textured comment on family life. ISBN: 9781681811093. Our Book No: 29209. $15 AUD.

272. Massin, Kain (2008). A God for the Killing. Sydney: ABC Books. 273 pp. Paperback octavo, very good plus condition, minimal edgewear. Winner of the ABC Fiction Award 2008. Kidnapped by the Romans, made an assassin, Judith must do one last last job to earn her freedom - kill a young agitator claiming to be the Messiah. This inventive interpretation of the last days of Christ brings religion, history and myth to life in a tale of love, survival and redemption. ISBN: 9780733324307. Our Book No: 26797. $15 AUD.

273. Masters, Olga (1987). The Home Girls. Brisbane, St Lucia: University of Queensland Press. 194 pp. Paperback trade, very good condition, minor edgewear & foxing, scratch rear cover, small sticker (covers old price marks). This superb collection of short stories established Olga Masters as a new powerful and original Australian writers. Winner of the National Book Council Award, 1983. ISBN: 0702218219. Our Book No: 4181. $10 AUD.

274. Mayne, William; Honey, Elizabeth (illustrator) (1982). Salt River Times. Melbourne: Puffin Books / Penguin Books. 178 pp. Paperback trade, very good condition, black & white drawings, pages lightly toned, minor edgewear. An impressive 21 interlocking short stories about the children and adults who live around the Salt River. His first collection of stories written in and about Australia. The stories capture both the idiom and the atmosphere of a small Australian community. ISBN: 0140314997. Our Book No: 22079. $10 AUD.

275. McArthur, Fiona (2017). Heart of the Sky: A Courageous Nurse, a Mysterious Pilot and a Secret that will Change Everything (1st ed). Sydney: Penguin / Random House Australia. 278 pp. Paperback octavo, very good plus condition, minimal edgewear. Australian rural romance novel - a story of friendship, forgiveness and love. Set in the fictional town of Mica Ridge. Tess Daley is recovering after a tragic accident changed her life forever, and in need of a change she accepts the position with the Flying Doctor Service. Station owner Soretta Byrnes has grown to love the company and upheaval that comes with living in a house with boarders. Tess and new pilot Charlie Fennes are happy to stay at the homestead. Charlie hasn't revealed his motive for coming to Mica Ridge yet, and his secret will change the life of someone in the house forever. ISBN: 9781760898380. Our Book No: 30759. $20 AUD.

276. McCallum, Fiona (2013). Nowhere Else (Reprint ed). Sydney, Chatswood: Mira Books. 376 pp. Paperback octavo, very good condition, minor edgewear. This Australian romance novel is about Nicola Harvey, a current affairs reporter (top of her profession as a journalist) who is sent to a town named "Nowhere Else" to report on the effects of the drought. Along the way she found her own story. ISBN: 9781743567708. Our Book No: 30050. $18 AUD.

277. McCallum, Fiona (2016). Paycheque: Sometimes You Have to Lose Everything to Find Yourself (Reprint ed). Sydney, Chatswood: Harlequin Mira Books. 368 pp. Paperback octavo, very good condition, minor edgewear. This Australian rural romance is set in the rugged beauty of the Adelaide Hills and is centred around horses. By the writer of "Nowhere Else" and The Button Jar Series. (Not for resale on rear cover, but we purchased our copy secondhand.). ISBN: 9781760373603. Our Book No: 28818. $15 AUD.

278. McCallum, Fiona (2016). Wattle Creek: A Journey That Will Set Them Both Free (Reprint ed). Sydney, Chatswood: Harlequin Mira Books. 334 pp. Paperback octavo, very good condition, minor edgewear. This Australian rural romance novel is a story of dreams, expectations and endurance. Damien McAllister is suffering from depression. The long hard days on the farm that he has no time for are taking their toll. Jacqueline Havelock, a young psychologist is escaping her own problems. Can they help each other? By the writer of "Nowhere Else" and "Paycheque". ISBN: 9781489206978. Our Book No: 28802. $15 AUD.

279. McCallum, Fiona (2017). Finding Hannah (1st Australian p/b stated ed). Sydney: HQ Fiction. 349 pp. Paperback octavo, very good condition, minor edgewear. This Australian romance novel is about Hannah Ainsley who has a perfect life until tragedy strikes and Hannah's world is changed forever. A tender story of one woman's journey through grief, and learning to live life again. ISBN: 9781489220363. Our Book No: 30453. $18 AUD.

280. McCullagh Rennie, Anne (2013). Ride With the Wind. Melbourne: Penguin Books. 388 pp. Paperback octavo, very good condition, small mark top edge, minor edgewear. From the colourful world of international horse racing comes a gripping novel of love, ambition and the unswerving conviction of an unforgettable woman. Young Joanna Kingsford shows the same passion and strength of spirit that have made her father, the legendary Charlie Kingsford, one of Australia's greatest horse trainers. Joanna is passionate about horses, and it's the world she shares with her father, champion trainer Charlie Kingsford. Jo's socialite mother Nina wants Joanna to pursue more ladylike interests, like modelling and finishing school. Jo can't think of anything duller. When a tragic accident changes everything, Jo wants to prove she has what it takes to become a champion trainer. She flees to England where her career blossoms and she finds love. But what of her long-held dream of following her father's footsteps back in Australia? . ISBN: 9781921901430. Our Book No: 26377. $20 AUD.

281. McCullagh Rennie, Anne (2013). Reach for the Dream (New ed). Melbourne: Penguin Group Australia. 464 pp. Paperback thick octavo, very good condition, minor edgewear. Australian historical novel. From the black soil plains of Australia to the rolling hills of England comes this uplifting tale of passion, courage and determination. Alice is eight years old when a savage bushfire brings her idyllic childhood to an abrupt end. Spurred by an indomitable spirit, she dreams of one day breeding the best wool in the country. ISBN: 9781921901942. Our Book No: 29712. $25 AUD.

282. McFarlane, Fiona (2014). The Night Guest (New ed). Melbourne: Penguin Group Australia. 275 pp. Paperback small trade, very good condition, pages faintly toned, minimal edgewear. This novel by Australian writer Fiona McFaralane is the story of Ruth who wakes thinking a tiger has been in her seaside house. Later that day a formidable woman called Frida arrives, saying she has come to care for Ruth. Frida and the tiger: both are here to stay, and neither is what they seem. Who can she trust? Winner of the NSW Premiers Literary Award 2014. ISBN: 9780143571339. Our Book No: 40196. $16 AUD.

283. McGahan, Andrew (2005). The White Earth (Reprint ed). Sydney: Allen & Unwin. 379 pp. Paperback small octavo, very good plus condition. Winner of the 2005 Miles Franklin Literary Award, 2005. In 1992, when William was 8 years old, he looked out from the back verandah and saw the mushroom cloud of a nuclear explosion. His father dead by fire and his mother plagued by demons of her own, William is cast upon the charity of his unknown uncle - an embittered old man living in the ruins of a once great station homestead (Kuran House, Queensland), and involved in secretive political work. It's a baffling and sinister new world for the boy, a place of decay and secret histories. A haunting, disturbing tale: part family saga, part history, part gothic thriller. ISBN: 9781741146127. Our Book No: 17447. $12 AUD.

284. McIntosh, Fiona (2014). Nightingale. Melbourne: Penguin Group Australia. 385 + 16 pp. Paperback thick small trade, very good condition, black & white photo, pages faintly toned, minor edgewear corners. A British nurse named Claire Nightingale meets and falls in love with Australian Light Horseman Jamie Wren at the carnage of Gallipoli. After the war is over, Clare’s desperate search to find James takes her to Istanbul, and deep into the heart of a Turkish family. A wonderful historical novel of love, heartbreak and heroism. ISBN: 9780143572800. Our Book No: 40113. $18 AUD.

285. McKinnon, Peter (2014). The Songs of Jesse Adams: A Novel. Melbourne, Moreland: Acorn Press. 346 pp. Paperback octavo, very good condition, minor edgewear. This novel is set in the social change and political unrest of Australia during the 1960s. Jesse is a farmer's son who leaves the farm to follow his heart, his dreams and his love of music. This is a tale of conflict, betrayal and tragedy, but in the end love triumphs. ISBN: 9780987428677. Our Book No: 29004. $12 AUD.

286. McNeill, Pearlie (1998). Counting the Rivers. Adelaide: Wakefield Press. 210 pp. Paperback trade, very good condition, minor edgewear corners, tape both corners rear cover. The harrowing autobiographical novel of her life as a psychotherapy patient, based on true experiences in the 1960s and 1970s. Winner of the Wirra Wirra Wakefield Press prize. ISBN: 1862544522. Our Book No: 25321. $10 AUD.

287. McPherson, Sue (2012). Grace Beside Me (1st ed). Broome, WA: Magabala Books. 219 pp. Paperback, very good plus condition. This very special book is full of wisdom, humour and down-to-earth advice, reminding us that despite the difficulties of growing up, we are never alone on this journey. This gently unfolding debut novel for young adults is the winner of the State Library of Queensland Indigenous Writing Fellowship 2011. ISBN: 9781921248498. Our Book No: 27411. $15 AUD.

288. Mellor, Elizabeth (2005). Oscar's Way. Seymour, VIC: Biame Network. 189 pp. Paperback trade, very good condition, bookplate (publishers details), autograph (author's written name). Novel for children and young adults about two animals, Oscar the lizard and Jambie the possum, who journey through the Australian bush to a place of mystery. They meet their animal and bird friends, face danger, excitement and magical moments, and they discover there is more to themselves than ever imagined. The two creatures charm everyone and their adventures. ISBN: 1920892915. Our Book No: 22455. $15 AUD.

289. Mengel, Noel (2011). RPM (1st ed). Brisbane, St Lucia: University of Queensland Press (UQP). 246 pp. Paperback small trade, very good condition, minor edgewear. Winner of the Queensland Premier's Literary Award for Best Emerging Author. This is an Australian novel about a group of young people who live in a small town and want to escape from the sleepy little town. Music bonds them. Raymond Manning, returning rockstar and owner of RPM, the only record store in town, shows them the way to find their escape. ISBN: 9780702238970. Our Book No: 29557. $15 AUD.

290. Messer, Jane (2015). Hopscotch: A Novel (1st ed). Sydney: Picador. 338 pp. Paperback octavo, very good condition, corner tips covers faintly creased. This novel is about the flawed Rosen family, and contemporary urban life in Sydney, Australia. ISBN: 9781742611976. Our Book No: 29847. $18 AUD.

291. Millard, Glenda (2004). Bringing Reuben Home [Carradon Trilogy]. Sydney: ABC Books. 240 pp. Paperback octavo, very good condition, minor edgewear. Unstated first novel of a trilogy about the imaginary city of New Carradon, by Australian writer. The date of Reuben's cessation is drawing near, but he is prepared to defy the merciless laws of the domed city of New Carradon. How can his granddaughter Cinnabar and her best friend Judah refuse an old man his last wish? A story of personal discovery, sacrifice, and the courage that forges powerful relationships. (No 1 in this series.). ISBN: 0733313892. Our Book No: 14904. $20 AUD.

292. Miller, Alex (1992). The Ancestor Game (1st ed). Melbourne: Penguin Books Australia. 302 pp. Paperback trade, good condition, pages lightly toned, inside covers very toned, edges toned & lightly foxed, minor edgewear, autograph (author's written name title page). First edition, first printing. This Australian historical novel is a mystery that moves from a dilapidated mansion in Melbourne, to an ancestral home in Hangzhou, near Shanghai. It is an adventure story that links the life of one human being to another, connecting the past to the present, entwining history with fiction. This third novel by Alex Miller is an enthralling journey with a rich cast of characters into the ancestral dreams (English, German and Chinese) and present dilemmas (fitting into Australian culture). Winner of the Miles Franklin Award Winner 2003 and other prizes. (Loosely inserted: Book review and interview in envelope.). ISBN: 0140159878. Our Book No: 30917. $30 AUD.

293. Miller, Alex (1995). The Sitters: It Always Begins with a Question: This Affair of Having a Portrait Painted (1st ed). Melbourne: Penguin Books Australia. 131 pp. Paperback small trade (with flaps), very good condition, pages lightly toned, edges lightly foxed, fore-edge flyleaf creased, minor edgewear, sticker mark rear cover, autograph (author's owner's written name title page). This Australian novel by Alex Miller is about an ageing portrait artist who meets a woman who unsettles him, but inspires him to paint her. The artist must watch and wait to trap the shy beast. The skill of painting portraits is in seeing beyond the face, beyond the likeness. Miles Franklin Award Winner 2003. (Book review article loosely inserted.). ISBN: 0670862312. Our Book No: 30919. $35 AUD.

294. Miller, Alex (2000). Conditions of Faith (1st ed). Sydney: Allen & Unwin. 406 pp. Hardback thick, dustjacket, very good plus condition (in very good plus dustjacket), minor edgewear, orange cover design, autograph (author's written name title page). Heavy, and extra postage may be requested to destinations outside Australia. The Australian author Alex Miller has written a romance novel based on his mother's diary (discovered after her death) that tells of her emotional upheavals when living in Paris in the 1920s. Emily Stanton is in search of a reason for living in a society where motherhood is deemed reason enough. A thought-provoking novel of dreams, obsessions and destiny. This novel won the NSW Premier's Prize. Alex Miller is twice winner of the Miles Franklin Literary Award, first in 1993 for The Ancestor Game and again in 2003 for Journey to the Stone Country. . ISBN: 1865083089. Our Book No: 17995. $30 AUD.

295. Miller, Alex (2003). Journey to the Stone Country (Modern reprint ed). Sydney: Allen & Unwin. 364 pp. Paperback trade, very good condition, pages faintly toned as usual, minor edgewear, autograph (author's written name title page). This Australian novel by Alex Miller is about a woman named Annabelle who leaves Melbourne after being betrayed by her husband and goes to her old family home in tropical North Queensland where she meets Bo Rennie, one of the Jangga tribe. Bo claims to have the key to her future. Alex Miller has twice won the Miles Franklin Literary Award, first in 1993 for The Ancestor Game and again in 2003 for this book (Journey to the Stone Country). (Modern 978 reprint. Tim Winton states: The most impressive and satisfying novel of recent years.). ISBN: 9781741141467. Our Book No: 28621. $25 AUD.

296. Miller, Alex (2006). Prochownik's Dream (2nd ed). Sydney: Allen & Unwin. 322 pp. Paperback small trade, good condition, pages lightly toned, edges & first two pages lightly foxed, minor edgewear. This Australian novel by Alex Miller is about an artist in the grip of a crisis. The novel is a work of subtlety, strength and intellect. Its examination of the artist at work is complex and completely absorbing. It is a book about love. ISBN: 174175013X. Our Book No: 30932. $18 AUD.

297. Miller, Alex (2009). Lovesong (1st ed). Sydney: Allen & Unwin. 406 pp. Hardback dustjacket, very good condition (in very good dustjacket), pages toned as common, minor edgewear, autograph (author's written name title page). The Australian author Alex Miller writes a distinctive imaginative novel of a contented but unlikely marriage: a marriage of two cultures lived in a third - and yet because they are essentially foreigners to each other, their love story sets in train a course of tragic events. When one day a lost Australian tourist, John Patterner, seeks shelter in the Parisian cafe from a sudden rainstorm, he meets Sahiba, a young migrant from Tunisia. A compassionate story that wonderfully evokes contemporary settings of Paris and Melbourne, interwoven with Tunisian family life, culture and music. Alex Miller is twice winner of the Miles Franklin Literary Award, first in 1993 for The Ancestor Game and again in 2003 for Journey to the Stone Country. ISBN: 9781742371290. Our Book No: 17996. $25 AUD.

298. Mitchell, Elyne; Huxtable, Grace (illustrator) (1962). Kingfisher Feather (1st ed). London: Hutchinson. 224 pp. Hardback small octavo, dustjacket, very good condition (in very good dustjacket), flap clipped jacket, some light foxing (page & jacket edges, endpapers), owner's written name, protected by removable semiarchival plastic sleeve. First and only edition. This Australian novel by Elyne Mitchell follows on from the Silver Brumby series set in the "brumby country" (wild horses) of the Snowy Mountains region of Australia. The Dane twins are fascinated by a two-wheeled open carriage, driven by an ancient Aboriginal woman, who imparts astonishing information from the Dream Time. (Jacket and drawings by Grace Huxtable. Anthony Horderns sticker.). ISBN: B0000CLIWR. Our Book No: 14497. $20 AUD.

299. Mitchell, Elyne (1995). A Brumby Story: Dancing Brumby. Sydney: HarperCollins. 157 pp. Paperback small, very good condition, corner creased front & rear covers, minor edgewear. This is the Bluegum / Angus & Robertson edition (1995). A novel for young adults about Australia's wild horses. The story of a little blue roan foal with the strange misshapen legs, who dances like an angel. Dandaloo fears for her little foal's safety, and with others, leads him up into the highest mountains. (1 of 2 available copies.). ISBN: 020718917X. Our Book No: 10381A. $15 AUD.

300. Mitchell, Elyne; Power, Margaret (illustrator) (2003). The Silver Brumby [and] Wild Echoes Ringing (Recent reprint ed). Sydney: Angus & Robertson / HarperCollins. 263 pp. Paperback trade, very good condition, small black & white drawings (vignettes), top spine little creased, minor edgewear. A novel for young adults about Australia's wild horses. This is a modern edition of the first book in the popular Silver Brumby series. Includes the last story written by Elyne Mitchell: Wild Echoes Ringing. ISBN: 0207198624. Our Book No: 26949. $12 AUD.

301. Mitchell, Elyne (2005). A Brumby Story: Dancing Brumby (Reprint ed). Sydney: Bluegum / Angus & Robertson. 157 pp. Paperback small, very good condition, minor edgewear. A novel for young adults about Australia's wild horses. The story of a little blue roan foal with the strange misshapen legs, who dances like an angel. Dandaloo fears for her little foal's safety, and with others, leads him up into the highest mountains. ISBN: 020718917X. Our Book No: 10381. $20 AUD.

302. Modjeska, Drusilla (1995). The Orchard (Reprint ed). Sydney: Pan Macmillan. 268 pp. Paperback, very good condition, pages lightly toned, minor edgewear. The Australian author has written a risk-taking novel about four women of different ages and femininity. Adultery, sight and the fear of blindness; hands, girlhood, paintings and gardens - these images and memories float moodily together, as much fiction as fact (faction), telling the stories of the women that inhabit this narrative. The women, from the 15th century to the present, reveal their universal struggle to attain independence and fulfilment, in worlds of real and imagined danger. Blurs together memories and fiction as an 80-year old narrates the legend of the silver hands to a woman in her twenties, who in turn passes on the tale to a man who claims it as his own. ISBN: 0330356550. Our Book No: 19985. $10 AUD.

303. Modjeska, Drusilla (1999). Stravinsky's Lunch (1st ed). Sydney: Picador / Pan Macmillan. 364 pp. Hardback octavo, dustjacket, very good condition (in very good dustjacket), colour & black & white photos, bottom edge jacket creased, minor edgewear. Heavy (1.4 Kg), and extra postage may be requested to destinations outside Australia. First edition. The Australian novelist here provides something different: striking biographies of two artists - Stella Bowen and Grace Cossington Smith. They were born a year apart, in 1893 and 1892 respectively. However their lives were very different. One was a good cook; the other was not. One left Australia on the eve of WW1 and lived the rest of her life in Europe; the other lived for decades in the same house on the outskirts of Sydney. For one Paris and famous names; for the other the quiet life of a provincial suburb. One went off to find life and art; the art of the other grew out of the life she lived. The bohemian and the spinster. They are like mirror images of each other. ISBN: 0330361864. Our Book No: 14912. $40 AUD.

304. Modjeska, Drusilla (2012). The Mountain (1st ed). Sydney: Vintage Books / Random House. 432 pp. Paperback octavo, very good condition, minor edgewear, recommendation sticker. Novel by Australian writer. Set in Papua New Guinea (PNG), where its culture and people cannot escape modern life. It is a story of betrayal, grief and loss. Set in 1968, and PNG is on the brink of independence. Amidst the turmoil ethnographic filmmaker Leonard arrives from England with his Dutch wife, Rika, to study and film an isolated village high in the mountains. The villagers customs and art have been passed down through generations, and Rika is immediately struck by their paintings on a cloth made of bark. Rika and Leonard are also confronted with the new university in Moresby, where intellectual ambition and the idealism of youth are creating friction among the locals. ISBN: 9781741666502. Our Book No: 28026. $20 AUD.

305. Moon, Josephine (2014). The Tea Chest (1st ed). Sydney: Allen & Unwin. 359 pp. Paperback octavo, very good condition, few light creases covers, pages lightly toned, minor edgewear. This book is a funny, memorable novel about the unexpected challenges that happen in life. Can Kate Fullerton, flying from Brisbane to London, save her business "The Tea Chest" from the woman who is intent of closing it down? Written with heart and infused with the seductive scents of bergamot, Indian spices, lemon, rose and caramel. ISBN: 9781743317877. Our Book No: 28122. $15 AUD.

306. Morgan, Christopher (2012). Currawalli Street: A Powerful and Moving Dance Through Time (Reprint ed). Sydney: Allen & Unwin. 297 pp. Paperback wide octavo, very good condition, pages faintly toned as usual, minor edgewear corners. An Australian novel, revealing the echoes between past and present through the story of one ordinary street and its families, from the pre-WW1 innocence of early 1914, to the grim consequences of the Vietnam War. ISBN: 9781742377100. Our Book No: 27951. $10 AUD.

307. Morgan, Sally (1992). The Flying Emu and Other Australian Stories (1st UK ed). London: Pavilion Books. 124 pp. Hardback small quarto, dustjacket, very good condition (in very good dustjacket), beautiful colour drawings (many full-page including frontispiece), minor edgewear. Heavy, and extra postage may be requested to destinations outside Australia. . An illustrated collection of Aboriginal stories (folklore) for children and young people by Aboriginal author Sally Morgan, who wrote her prize-winning autobiography "My Place". ISBN: 1851458387. Our Book No: 16181. $30 AUD.

308. Morgan, Sally (2012). The Greedy Crocodile: A Collection of Australian Stories (1st p/b ed). Sydney, Newtown: Walker Books Australia. 76 pp. Paperback small quarto, very good condition, colour drawings, front cover little creased, few small marks inside front cover, minor edgewear corner tips. An illustrated collection of Australian stories for children and young people by Aboriginal author Sally Morgan, who wrote her prize-winning autobiography "My Place". Suggested reading age is primary school. SCARCE. ISBN: 9781921720659. Our Book No: 40573. $35 AUD.

309. Morris, Norval (2002). Maconochie's Gentlemen: The Story of Norfolk Island [and] The Roots of Modern Prison Reform (1st ed) [Studies In Crime and Public Policy]. New York: Oxford University Press (OUP). 213 pp. Hardback octavo, dustjacket, very good condition (in very good dustjacket), cloth spine, title on spine, black & white photo, map, minor edgewear jacket, pages lightly toned. About Alexander Maconochie, a privileged retired naval captain, who became at his own request superintendent of 2000 twice-convicted prisoners on Norfolk Island, a thousand miles off the coast of Australia. In four years, Machonochie transformed what was one of the most brutal convict settlements in history into a controlled, stable, and productive environment that achieved such success that upon release his prisoners came to be called "Machonochie's Gentlemen". Using a unique combination of fictionalized history and critical commentary, the author provides a powerful policy impact. ISBN: 0195146077. Our Book No: 30569. $20 AUD.

310. Morrissey, Di (2013). The Winter Sea (1st p/b ed). Sydney: Pan Macmillan. 416 pp. Paperback octavo, very good condition, small black & white drawings, edges faintly toned, minor edgewear. This Australian novel is set mainly on the south coast of New South Wales, with a start in Italy, and a later short visit to Hollywood. Escaping an unhappy marriage and an unsatisfactory job, Cassie Holloway moves to the little coastal town of Whitby Point. The story revolves around the Aquino family and their fishing business. When the Aquino family patriarch dies, a family secret comes to light which threatens Cassie Holloway's new found happiness. ISBN: 9781742612430. Our Book No: 27887. $10 AUD.

311. Morrissey, Di (2015). The Road Back (1st p/b ed). Sydney: Pan Macmillan. 436 pp. Paperback thick octavo, very good condition, small dent bottom edge & last few pages, few light creases covers, minor edgewear corners. Australian romance novel set in a small township named Neverend. The story is about reconnection and making a fresh start. ISBN: 9781743535615. Our Book No: 29877. $15 AUD.

312. Morrissey, Di (2015). Rain Music (1st ed). Sydney: Pan Macmillan. 374 pp. Hardback octavo, dustjacket, very good condition (in very good dustjacket), black & white text-photos, pages faintly toned, minor edgewear. This Australian novel is inspired by her adventures in Far North Queensland - its characters, its forgotten history, its modern dilemmas. The story is centered around brother and sister Ned and Bella Chisholm who are struggling to come to terms with a family tragedy that has set them on different paths. Ned disappears, and Bella goes in search of him, to Cooktown, the isolated, little-known gem of the far north of Australia - it is here that their lives will change dramatically forever. The black & white photos at the start of each chapter are unique. ISBN: 9781743533307. Our Book No: 40098. $20 AUD.

313. Morrissey, Di (2017). The Red Coast (1st ed). Sydney: Pan Macmillan. 356 pp. Hardback octavo, dustjacket, very good condition (in very good dustjacket), front & rear hinge slightly split (pages firm), minor edgewear. The author returns to the red earth of the Kimberley with a passionate story of resistance and resilience under the Kimberley skies. After the upheaval which separated Jacqui Bouchard from her beloved son, she has finally settled in Broome, a magical remote town on the northwest coast of Australia. But when a proposed mining development is unveiled, the town begins to tear itself apart. ISBN: 9781925481549. Our Book No: 29849. $20 AUD.

314. Morrissey, Di (2019). Arcadia: A Modern Mystery Born in a Timeless Tasmanian Forest (1st p/b ed). Sydney: Pan Macmillan. 387 pp. Paperback thick octavo, very good plus condition, minimal edgewear. Romance novel set in Tasmania. This book is a Tasmanian tale of ancient forests, art and science, love and above all, friendship. An adventure road trip becomes a hunt for the story of the past, to solve the present, and save their future. ISBN: 9781760784911. Our Book No: 40389. $18 AUD.

315. Mudrooroo (1991). Master of the Ghost Dreamimg: A Novel by Mudrooroo (1st p/b ed). Sydney: Angus & Robertson. 148 pp. Paperback trade, very good condition, spine little faded, minor edgewear, cover design differs from stock photo. This Australian novel is a story of survival - physical, metaphysical and magical. It is also the story of Jangamuttuk, the custodian of the Ghost Dreaming, and his shamanistic efforts to will his tribe back to its promised land. A novel based on events at Wybalenna mission on Flinders Island, the life of G.A. Robinson and his wife, and Truganini Wourreddy ISBN: 0207169527. Our Book No: 30334. $18 AUD.

316. Mudrooroo (1992). Wildcat Screaming (1st ed) [Wild Cat screaming]. Sydney: Angus & Robertson. 142 pp. Paperback trade, very good condition, spine little faded, pages lightly toned, minor edgewear. This novel is a sequel to Mudrooroo's classic bestselling Aboriginal novel Wild Cat Falling. ISBN: 0207177120. Our Book No: 30300. $15 AUD.

317. Mudrooroo; Seruzier, Christian (translator) (1995). Le Maitre du Reve-Fantome (1st French ed) [Master of the Ghost Dreaming]. La Tour d'Aigues: Editions de l'Aube. 200 pp. Paperback trade, good condition, edges & endpapers lightly foxed, minor edgewear, autograph (author's written dedication), card loosely inserted. French-language edition of a novel by Aboriginal writer, and based on Wybalenna Aboriginal Mission at Flinders Island, the life of G.A. Robinson and his wife, and Truganini Wourreddy. Dedication reads: "For Tom, with heartfelt thanks for bringing me the Master. 7-3-95". The card (l'Aube editions imprint) reads: "Tom: Here it is at last - my first publication, thanks to you and I'm sure you'll understand how I feel today! A thousand thanks." Both are signed "Colin" [Johnson, his English name]. ISBN: 2876782146. Our Book No: 14799. $20 AUD.

318. Mudrooroo; Johnson, Colin (1995). Wildcat Screaming (Reprint ed). Sydney: Angus & Robertson. 142 pp. Paperback trade, very good condition, bottom corner rear cover creased, minor edgewear. This Australian novel by Mudrooroo is a sequel to his classic Aboriginal novel Wild Cat Falling. ISBN: 0207190089. Our Book No: 3086. $12 AUD.

319. Mudrooroo; Seruzier, Christian (translator) (2010). Chat Sauvage en Chute Libre. Paris: Asphalte Editions. 169 pp. Paperback (with flaps), very good plus condition. (French-language edition of the book "Wild Cat Falling", originally published in 1965.) Novel about a bodgie Aboriginal youth of the 1960s. The first novel published in Australia by an Aboriginal writer. ISBN: 9782918767008. Our Book No: 14800. $20 AUD.

320. Muir, Marcie (editor) (1972). Strike-a-Light the Bushranger and Other Australian Tales. Melbourne: Thomas Nelson. 150 pp. Hardback small octavo, dustjacket, very good condition (in good plus dustjacket), minor edgewear jacket (top jacket little worn & creased, reverse side lightly toned, flaps little foxed), edges lightly foxed, pages lightly toned, top spine & cover little bumped. Editor Marcie Muir (bibliographer of children's books) has compiled an anthology of stories and extracts which are vastly entertaining in themselves and which reflect changes in style and fashion of Australian writing for children. The selection of stories range from the humour of Norman Lindsay and the inimitable Ethel Turner, to the excitement of Olaf Ruhen, Henry Lamond, Ivan Southhall and Patricia Wrightson. ISBN: 024102241X. Our Book No: 27821. $10 AUD.

321. Muirden, Sallie (1996). Revelations of a Spanish Infanta (1st ed). Sydney: HarperCollins. 265 pp. Paperback trade, very good condition, minor edgewear. Historical novel by Australian author, set in Spain (1650). The painter Velazquez becomes obsessed by the 12 year old infant he has been commissioned to paint (Margarita - daughter of King Felipe and Queen Maria of Spain - who is on the brink of becoming a woman). a vivid and sensual tale of life in 17th Century Spain. Winner of the HarperCollins Fiction Prize, 1966. ISBN: 0732258413. Our Book No: 13015. $10 AUD.

322. Mulligan, David (2008). Heroes of Tobruk (1st ed). Sydney, Lindfield: Scholastic. 205 pp. Paperback, very good plus condition, black & white text-photos, map, minimal edgewear, autograph (author's written name title page). This is an Australian novel for young adults. The book is true to the historical record. Peter and Tony enlist in the army in 1940. The book follows them from the outbreak of war, through military training and the siege of Tobruk. A moving story about the horror of war and the courage of ordinary soldiers. ISBN: 9781741690774. Our Book No: 23754. $10 AUD.

323. Mundy, Jane (2014). In My Father's House (1st ed). Melbourne: Hybrid Publishers. 233 pp. Paperback octavo, very good condition, minor missing laminate bottom corner front cover, minor edgewear, autograph (author's written dedication). This novel is about Beth who deals with the grief and loss after her elderly father dies, and cleans out his home ready for sale, and sorts out his precious belongings. Beth is a hoarder, and throwing out anything is agony for her. Martha, a professional clutter buster finds throwing things out is easy. This is a story about passion, obsession and imagination, families and their secrets, lies and loves. ISBN: 9781925000597. Our Book No: 29943. $18 AUD.

324. Murn, Molly (2019). Heart of the Grass Tree. Sydney: Penguin / Random House. 291 pp. Paperback octavo, very good condition, minor edgewear. This very special Australian novel is about the unexpected death of Pearl's grandmother Nell, and how Pearl and her family - mother Diana, sister Lucy - return to Kangaroo Island to mourn and farewell her. Pearl starts to put together the Nell's stories, poems, and paintings, and finds a connection to the island's early history, of the European sealers and their first contact with the Ngarrindjeri people. This book is a searing and hope-filled debut about mothers and daughters and family stories, about country and its living history. ISBN: 9780143792499. Our Book No: 30612. $18 AUD.

325. Murray, Alan (2014). Luigi's Freedom Ride: A Story of Curiosity, Love, Hope and Bicycles (1st ed). Sydney: Fourth Estate. 342 pp. Paperback octavo, very good condition, minor edgewear. Novel written by Australian author. Luigi is a boy growing up in Tuscany in the 1920s, when a young Englishman gives him his first bicycle, sparking a lifelong passion. When World War 2 descends on Italy, Luigi enlists with the Italian Army Cycling Corps. Luigi's post-war travels lead him to find a home and a surprise in Australia. This novel is about life, bicycles and the joy of the journey. ISBN: 9780732298920. Our Book No: 29019. $15 AUD.

326. Murray, Max (1947). The Voice of the Corpse (Australian ed). Sydney: Invincible Press. 144 pp. Paperback wide trade, good condition, stapled, pictorial card covers, pages & covers toned, covers creased, light foxing edges & some pages, bottom corners creased few pages, staples little rusted, slight loss spine ends, minor edgewear. This crime fiction novel is about a 20th century witch named Angela Pewsey who dealt in evil, and now she lay dead at her spinning wheel. The identity of her killer is a well-kept secret, and the climax will surprise the most astute of mystery fans. This young Australian is winning literary laurels in England and the USA, where this novel has been nationally serialised. (No date but 1947, Trove.) SALE PRICE. Our Book No: 27520. $10 AUD.

327. Newland, Simpson (1975). Paving the Way: A Romance of the Australian Bush (Reprint ed). Adelaide: Seal / Rigby Limited. 416 pp. Paperback small, very good condition, spine little creased, faint mark fore-edge first few pages, edges lightly toned, sticker mark. This book is a blend of truth and fiction in a connected narrative (stated by the author in his preface). The novel is about life on the South Australian coast in the 1830s. The story is woven on a background of authentic detail by the author who experienced these early days of whaling at Encounter Bay and Victor Harbor and had been close to the customs and traditions of the Aborigines. ISBN: 0851793797. Our Book No: 28457. $15 AUD.

328. Newton, P. M. (2014). Beams Falling (1st ed). Melbourne: Viking / Penguin Group (Australia). 316 pp. Paperback octavo, very good condition, pages faintly toned, minor edgewear. This is the compelling and gritty second novel by P. M. Newton. It centers around Australia's recent past, and looks at the way cops and criminals operate. Detective Nhu (Ned Kelly), despite her Vietnamese heritage, is having trouble controlling gang violence in Cabramatta. How can she move against the kingpin behind the money and power? The author spent over a decade as a detective in the New South Wales (NSW) police force. ISBN: 9780670074525. Our Book No: 28771. $25 AUD.

329. Nicholas, Soraya (2016). Starlight Stables: Pony Detectives (1st ed) [Starlight Stables]. Melbourne: Penguin / Random House Australia. 180 pp. Paperback trade, very good condition, black & white drawings, small crease & tiny tear bottom edge single page. This is the first book in a new series for young adults about the friendship and adventures of three horse-loving girls. Some horses go missing and it is up to the girls to try and find who has stolen them. ISBN: 9780143308614. Our Book No: 29200. $10 AUD.

330. Nisbet, Hume (1997). The Haunted Station (1st this ed) [Small Tales of Early Australia Series, no. 4]. Canberra: Mulini Press. 33 pp. Paperback trade, very good plus condition, card cover, minor edgewear. This is a 'gothic' novel about an old house in outback Western Australia. The time is the middle of the 19th century. An escaped convict came to the large old station house which was the scene of a murder. His experiences in the house are the basis for this tale. The ghost reappears during a wild storm in true gothic novel style. The story was first published in "The Haunted Station and Other Stories", London, White, 1893. ISBN: 0949910678. Our Book No: 29757. $20 AUD.

331. Nix, Garth (2003). Mister Monday (Modern reprint ed) [The Keys to the Kingdom: Book 1]. Sydney: Allen & Unwin. 330 pp. Paperback trade, very good condition, minor edgewear corners. Book 1 in the The Keys to the Kingdom series for young adults, by Garth Nix. Arthur Penhaligon is not supposed to be a hero, but rather to die an early death. But then he is saved by a key shaped like the minute hand of a clock. Along with the key comes a plague brought by bizarre creatures from another realm. A stranger named Mister Monday, his avenging messengers, and an army of Fetchers will stop at nothing to get the key back. Desperate, Arthur ventures into a mysterious house to unravel the secrets of the key. ISBN: 9781741142136. Our Book No: 17327. $12 AUD.

332. Noonan, Michael; Hicks, R. E. (illustrator) (1961). Flying Doctor (1st ed). London: Hodder & Stoughton. 192 pp. Hardback octavo, dustjacket, very good condition (in very good dustjacket), black & white drawings, flyleaves lightly toned, reverse side toned jacket (flap clipped, minor edgewear), edges lightly foxed, sticker, protected by removable semiarchival plastic sleeve. First edition. The first in a series of about five novels about the Flying Doctor service in outback Australia (based on real experiences of the Royal Flying Doctor Service of Australia). The author, Michael Noonan, originated the Flying Doctor TV series. (Not the Children's Book Club edition.). ISBN: B0000CKWUM. Our Book No: 5540. $10 AUD.

333. Nowra, Louis (2001). Abaza: A Modern Encyclopedia. Sydney: Picador / Pan Macmillan. 435 pp. Paperback thick trade, very good condition, faint foxing top edge, pages lightly toned, minor edgewear. First edition. Louis Nowra is an acclaimed playwright, novelist and screenwriter. A cardboard box mysteriously turns up in Australia. Inside it are hundreds of pieces of paper that contain entries for an encyclopedia of the modern Pacific nation, Abaza. This is a novel of dark humour and stunning originality. ISBN: 0330363107. Our Book No: 26724. $15 AUD.

334. Nunn, Judy (2012). Beneath the Southern Cross (Reprint ed). Sydney: William Heinemann. 520 pp. Paperback thick octavo, very good condition, minor edgewear. Australian novel set in Sydney starting with the Kendall dynasty in 1788. It is as much a story of a city as it is a family chronicle. ISBN: 9781742758107. Our Book No: 26913. $20 AUD.

335. Nunn, Judy (2015). Spirits of the Ghan (1st ed). Sydney: Random House. 381 pp. Paperback octavo, very good plus condition, minimal edgewear. First edition. Australian novel set in the Northern Territory. An ancient wrong is awakened, down the track someone must pay. Hired as an negotiator, Jessica Manning must walk a delicate line to reassure the Aboriginal elders their sacred sites will be protected. Will her own Arunta heritage win their trust? Reveals the red heart of Australia. SALE PRICE. ISBN: 9780857986733. Our Book No: 28835. $10 AUD.

336. Nunn, Kayte (2019). The Botanist's Daughter (1st ed). Sydney: Hachette. 390 + 16 pp. Paperback small octavo, very good condition, tiny scuff bottom corner front cover, minor edgewear, sticker front cover. This novel is about two female botanists, separated by more than a century, in a race to discover a life-saving flower. The story starts in Victorian England with headstrong adventuress Elizabeth who takes up her late father's quest for a rare, miraculous plant. Elizabeth travels from Cornwall to Chile. Unforeseen dangers and treachery threaten her whole family. In present-day Australia, Anna finds a mysterious metal box with a portfolio of beautiful watercolours, a photo inscribed 'Spring 1886' and a small bag of seeds. It takes her on a journey that will force her to face her own demons. ISBN: 9780733642333. Our Book No: 30592. $20 AUD.

337. O'Connell, Laura (2011). African Hearts. Capalaba, QLD: Even Before Publishing. 246 pp. Paperback trade, very good condition, small mark fore-edge, minimal edgewear. This is the author's debut novel set in Africa. Gina Messina, wants to belong. Dr. Kam Bonsu leader of Gumboli village wants peace in his hear. Gina's nephew, eight year old Justin, wants to stay in Gumboli with his beloved lion, Maucho, and best friend, Kizza. Gina's brother Marco has died and left a legacy for Gina to consider. The untamed spirtit of Africa is in their hearts, telling them to grab what Africa has to offer and change what couldn't be changed. Written by an Australian who travels around Australia writing and speaking. ISBN: 9781921633287. Our Book No: 29211. $18 AUD.

338. O'Reilly, Bernard; Cameron-Smith, Barbara (illustrator) (1996). Folly. Sydney: Envirobook. 47 pp. Paperback trade, laminated card covers, as new condition, black & white drawings (many full-page), copy 1. A delightful and humorous story for young adults about a young foal's introduction to its world on a farm in the Australian bush. Not previously published, the story was originally written by Bernard O'Reilly from the battlefields of North Africa during WW2, in episodes to his young daughter Rhelma at home in Australia. Barbara Cameron-Smith's wonderful illustrations capture Folly's personality and reactions to the creatures she meets. (1 of 2 available copies.). ISBN: 0858811464. Our Book No: 20889. $10 AUD.

339. O'Reilly, Bernard; Cameron-Smith, Barbara (illustrator) (1996). Folly. Sydney: Envirobook. 47 pp. Paperback trade, laminated card covers, as new condition, black & white drawings (many full-page), copy 2. A delightful and humorous story for young adults about a young foal's introduction to its world on a farm in the Australian bush. Not previously published, the story was originally written by Bernard O'Reilly from the battlefields of North Africa during WW2, in episodes to his young daughter Rhelma at home in Australia. Barbara Cameron-Smith's wonderful illustrations capture Folly's personality and reactions to the creatures she meets. (1 of 2 available copies.). ISBN: 0858811464. Our Book No: 20889A. $10 AUD.

340. O'Shaughnessy, Maureen (2015). Lakeland. Port Adelaide, SA: Ginninderra Press. 157 pp. Paperback trade, very good plus condition, frontispiece, minimal edgewear, autograph (author's written name). This is a hybrid Australian novel, a fictional recreation told in prose and verse of the lives of multiple characters in one family. The novel is inspired by real events, and moves in and out of Nazi Germany, across the two hemispheres and through generations of exile and emigration. The story captures incidents of love and doubt, loss and reunion, rupture and resistance. ISBN: 9781760410445. Our Book No: 29144. $15 AUD.

341. Odgers, Sally (2002). The Reluctant Knight: Knightfall Book 1. Sydney: Koala Book Company. 128 pp. Paperback, very good condition, front cover lightly creased, minor edgewear. Fantasy novel for young adults, by Australian writer. One minute, Simon is trotting along the track, the next he's in another world - a world of dragons and damsels, danger and kings. ISBN: 0864614195. Our Book No: 25149. $10 AUD.

342. Oxlade, Boyd; Maloney, Shane (introduction) (2012). Death in Brunswick. Melbourne: Text Publishing. 204 pp. Paperback trade, very good condition, pages lightly toned, minor edgewear. This crime fiction comedy novel is about a man called Carl who works in the kitchen of a seedy rock'n'roll joint in the ethnically-diverse Melbourne suburb of Brunswick. This is a cult novel with irresistible black humour. ISBN: 9781922079800. Our Book No: 27359. $12 AUD.

343. Paice, Margaret (1974). Dolan's Roost (1st ed). Sydney: William Collins. 159 pp. Hardback small octavo, dustjacket, very good condition (in very good dustjacket), frontispiece, few black & white drawings, front flap creased jacket, cover corners little bumped, minor edgewear, minimal annotation front flyleaf. This novel for young adults is about an English boy who came to Australia with his mother when his parents divorced. He felt alone and unwanted and the butt of the local kids' jokes, until one day he came upon an old ruined mansion they called Dolan's Roost, where he found a mildewed airways bag which he thought would solve all his problems. But could it? ISBN: 0001850075. Our Book No: 27460. $10 AUD.

344. Palmer, Helen; Walters, Evelyn (illustrator) (1954). Beneath the Southern Cross (1st ed). Melbourne: F. W. Cheshire / Specialty Press (Printers). 104 pp. Hardback small, no jacket, good condition, black & white drawings, spine ends worn & chipped, cover corners little bumped, edges little foxed, pages faintly toned, bottom edge covers little rubbed, tiny scuff first few pages, owner's written name & details flyleaf, autograph (author's written name title page). An Australian story for older children and young adults about a boy on the Ballarat goldfields during 1854. Twelve-year-old David lives the rough and tumble life of the diggings. He wins gold, bushrangers hold up the escort, he takes part in digger hunts, and helps to build and defend the Eureka Stockade. Our Book No: 28067. $10 AUD.

345. Park, Ruth (1962). Serpent's Delight (1st US ed). Garden City, NY: Doubleday & Company. 239 pp. Hardback octavo, dustjacket, very good condition (in very good dustjacket), fore-edge untrimmed, light brown strips endpapers, scuff mark front free flyleaf, corners lightly bumped, minor edgewear jacket (base spine worn, sticker reverse side), protected by removable semiarchival plastic sleeve. First edition this title (previously published as "The Good Looking Women", Angus & Robertson, 1961). This is an Australian novel of five women all determined to get their own way. It is tender and observant, spiced with a refreshing dash of humor. What happens to a closely knit family when a daughter announces that she has had a vision of the Blessed Mary. Full-page picture of Ruth Park on the rear jacket cover By Irish-Australian writer. Our Book No: 14388. $18 AUD.

346. Park, Ruth; Young, Noela (illustrator) (1983). The Big Brass Key (1st ed) [Stoat Books: A Fiction Series for Young Readers]. Sydney: Hodder & Stoughton. 70 pp. Hardback small octavo, dustjacket, very good condition (in very good dustjacket), black & white full-page drawings, minor edgewear jacket (closed tear top corner, minor foxing reverse side & top edge flaps), top corner little rubbed front free flyleaf. This story for young adults is about a girl named Eliza and her sister Paulina finding a black key, and it does not fit their hundred year old house. Eliza makes a new friend and draws her sister with her into the magical charm of the old house as they try to unravel a mystery. ISBN: 0340270985. Our Book No: 28961. $60 AUD.

347. Partrige, Sydney; [Partridge, Sydney]; Murray, E. H. (illustrator) (1907). Rocky Section: An Australian Romance. Brisbane: Steele Rudd & Co. Ltd / Powell & Co. (Printers). 188 pp. Hardback octavo, very good condition, pictorial tan cloth cover (lightly marked), black & white plates (including frontispiece), new endpapers, pages lightly toned (notably last page), minor edgewear, rubber bookshop stamp title page. An historical romance set in rural Australia. This novel originally appeared as a serial in "Steele Rudd's Magazine". The author's name is also Sydney Partridge in some other novels, and is a pseudonym for Kate Margaret Partridge (1871 - 1953), who wrote novels jointly with another writer. Contains all four plates (rarely found). Review: "This is an Australian love story pure and simple. A young Queenslander falls in love with a fascinating girl from town but is jilted in favour of a titled man with money. He becomes a misogynist of the deepest dye, and buries himself in a veritable wilderness called Rocky Section — miles from anywhere. One day he discovers a girl near his place who has evidently lost her way and fainted from sheer exhaustion. He takes her to his hut and revives her, only to find that she has lost her memory and cannot tell where she comes from. He hates women with a bitter hatred, but is on the horns of a dilemma. What happens? "The way out" is most interesting, but you must read it for yourself.". Our Book No: 16426. $150 AUD.

348. Parv, Valerie (1993). The Art of Romance Writing: How to Create, Write and Sell Your Contemporary Romance Novel (1st ed). Sydney: Allen & Unwin. 138 pp. Paperback small octavo, very good condition, black & white cartoons, faint foxing edges, top corner tips few pages faintly creased, minor edgewear, old price marks. The Australian author has written 30 novels. Based on her experience of writing romance novels, she explains what works, what doesn't and why. There are chapters on creating believable characters, writing dialogue, choosing settings, identifying workable conflicts and constructing effective plots. ISBN: 1863734244. Our Book No: 23705. $10 AUD.

349. Pascoe, Bruce (1986). Night Animals: Short Stories (1st ed). Melbourne, Ringwood: Penguin Books Australia. 151 pp. Paperback small trade, good plus condition, spine ends little rubbed, tiny scuff base spine & top edge rear cover, pages faintly toned, minor edgewear, autograph (author's written name & date title page). These Australian short stories are about people on the edge, threatened by the collapse of their visions, with only the night as witness. The stories are part of the bush in the night - and the haunting cry of the boobook owl. ISBN: 0140087427. Our Book No: 30714. $15 AUD.

350. Patchett, Mary Elwyn; Payne, Roger (illustrator) (1975). Summer on Boomerang Beach (Reprint ed). Leicester / London: Hodder & Stoughton Children's Books. 120 pp. Hardback small, dustjacket, good condition (in good dustjacket), black & white drawings, minor yellow spotting flyleaves, faint foxing & toning reverse side jacket (rear cover lightly rubbed, few yellow spots flaps, flap clipped, spine lightly faded), edges lightly toned, corners lightly bumped. Australian novel for young adults about Dave and his sister Danny when they return to their holiday island on the Great Barrier Reef. ISBN: 0340040912. Our Book No: 26243. $10 AUD.

351. Paterson, A. B. (1917). Three Elephant Power and Other Stories (1st ed). Sydney: Angus & Robertson. 140 pp. Hardback small, no jacket (missing, as common), good condition, pictorial green cloth cover, endpapers toned, pages lightly toned, few small faded patches cloth cover, endpapers & edges& title page foxed, some edgewear. First edition. Humorous short stories originally published in the Bulletin magazine, Evening News, Town and Country Journal, Sydney Mail, and Pastoral Review. Our Book No: 17438. $20 AUD.

352. Paterson, A. B. (Banjo) (2009). An Outback Marriage. Melbourne: Viking / Penguin Books. 253 pp. Hardback small, no jacket as issued, blue board covers (black lettering & vignette & decorative border), very good condition, minor edgewear. Banjo Paterson is well-known and loved for his poetry, but less known for his funny and warm novels about Australian life. This novel is about an Englishman on a tour of the colonies, who gets more than he bargained for when he sets out to find the heir to a fortune. ISBN: 9780670073610. Our Book No: 24737. $16 AUD.

353. Pierce, Emma (1994). Dark Night, White Knight. Sydney: P. E. Pierce. 304 pp. Paperback trade, very good condition, small mark bottom edge, spine edges lightly rubbed, small mark spine & rear cover (sticker removal), minor edgewear, bottom corner rear cover creased. This novel is about two women, Imelda Ranger and Margaret Maddison, both suffering mental illness. Imelda makes a full and incredible recovery. Margaret is not so fortunate. ISBN: 0958805121. Our Book No: 24913. $20 AUD.

354. Prichard, Katharine Susannah (1945). Haxby's Circus (1st Australian stated ed) [Australian Pocket Library]. Sydney: Angus & Robertson. 269 pp. Paperback small, good condition, pages & inside covers toned, staples lightly rusted, spine faded (little loss spine ends), tiny edge tears covers, front cover corner creased, rubber stamp, slight loss fore-edge three pages, small tear along spine at rear cover join, small tear top spine at cover join. Australian novel in which a young women discovers herself while touring with a country circus. Our Book No: 26616. $15 AUD.

355. Punshon, E. R. (1948). The Bath Mysteries. Sydney: Invincible Press. 160 pp. Paperback small octavo, fair plus condition, stapled (rusted), pages notably toned & little foxed, covers toned (creased along spine), spine ends rebacked, few tiny holes some rear pages, corner one page folded, edgewear, otherwise complete and intact. Crime fiction novel, originally published by Victor Gollancz, 1936. Cover blurb: "Death stalks its unsuspecting victims on the Thames Embankment in this dramatic thriller." Bobby Owen, related to the peerage, but a very earnest young member of Scotland Yard's famed detective force, is faced with a problem when a missing ne'er-do-well cousin, Ronnie, is found to have died horribly in his bath tub. (Estimated date, 1948, Trove catalogue.). Our Book No: 16534. $40 AUD.

356. Rabin, Sean (2016). Wood Green. Sydney: Giramondo Publishing Company. 335 pp. Paperback octavo, very good condition, corner tips covers little scuffed, bottom corner rear cover & spine little creased, minimal edgewear. Australian novel set in Tasmania. This novel is about Michael, an aspiring writer who takes a job as the secretary to his literary hero, Lucian Clarke, a reclusive novelist with a mysterious past. Lucian lives in a cottage in a village on a mountain outside Hobart, named Wood Green. ISBN: 9781925336085. Our Book No: 29520. $18 AUD.

357. Rennie, Anne (2000). Song of the Bellbirds (1st p/b ed). Sydney: Simon & Schuster. 403 pp. Paperback thick trade, very good condition, pages faintly toned, minor edgewear. Australian novel by Anne Rennie in which all young Lizzy wants to do is sing, ride the boundaries of her family's Queensland property, and dream of one day performing on stage. From the author of Reach For The Dream comes a bittersweet historical novel of love and heartache, set against the vast wheatfields of Queensland and the glittering opera houses of Europe and America. ISBN: 073181018X. Our Book No: 23011. $15 AUD.

358. Richardson, H. H. (Henry Handel) (1992). Maurice Guest (Reprint ed). Melbourne: Minerva. 589 pp. Paperback trade, very good condition, pages faintly toned, minor edgewear, black spot bottom edge. The first novel by the writer of Australian historical fiction. Based on her personal experiences as a musical student in Leipzig, Germany. ISBN: 1863302344. Our Book No: 10418A. $10 AUD.

359. Rodwell, Grant (2008). Goulburn's Deliverance (Reprint ed). Melbourne, Glen Waverley: Sid Harta Publishers. 342 pp. Paperback trade, very good condition, top edge slightly marked, minor edgewear. This Australian historical novel is the story of Michael Fitpatrick, who had a promising future at the Sydney General Post Office. Along with his good friend Wayne, he gets a bookmaker's licence and off they go to the Melbourne Cup races where they have a big win. After a few adventures, they return to Sydney and lose all their winnings on one last bet. Michael is charged with conspiring to defraud the Crown. He is sentenced to seven years at Goulburn Goal. Based loosely on the life of Australian novelist, James Francis Dwyer, who survived the Goulburn Goal over a century ago. ISBN: 9781921362521. Our Book No: 29810. $18 AUD.

360. Romer, Anna (2014). Lyrebird Hill (1st ed). Sydney, Cammeray: Simon & Schuster. 405 pp. Paperback octavo, very good condition, minor edgewear. A thrilling novel by Australian writer about family secrets and trusting yourself, based on a discovered cache of ancient letters. When Ruby sees her sister killed, she loses her memory and can not remember who killed her sister. Slowly, the gaps in her memory come to her and she starts to put together the missing pieces of the puzzle which shocks her. Includes the start of the author's first novel "Thornwood House". ISBN: 9781922052421. Our Book No: 29548. $18 AUD.

361. Romer, Anna (2019). Under the Midnight Sky (1st ed). Sydney, Cammeray: Simon & Schuster. 413 pp. Paperback octavo, very good condition, laminate coating slightly lifting along fore-edge front cover, minor edgewear. A thrilling novel by Australian writer about hidden secrets of the past. An injured teenager goes missing at a remote bushland campground, and journalist Abby Bardot wants to expose the area’s dark history. With the help of reclusive crime writer, Tom Gabriel, Abby manages to track down the truth. ISBN: 9781925184457. Our Book No: 30460. $18 AUD.

362. Rorabacher, Louise E (editor) (1968). Aliens in Their Land: The Aborigine in the Australian Short Story (1st ed). Melbourne: F. W. Cheshire. 242 pp. Hardback octavo, dustjacket, very good condition (in very good dustjacket), top edge faintly foxed, minimal foxing reverse side jacket, minor edgewear. An anthology of Australian short stories, each having an Aboriginal theme. Collected by an American professor of English to wished to compare the experiences the indigenous inhabitants with their American counterparts. SALE PRICE. Our Book No: 21848. $10 AUD.

363. Roughley, Edna (1947). Ellice of Ainslie (1st ed). Sydney: Australasian Publishing Co. 253 pp. Hardback small octavo, dustjacket, good condition (in fair only dustjacket), frontispiece, pages toned, small edge tears jacket (small pieces missing edges & base spine, edgewear, flap price-clipped, spine faded), corners little bumped boards (spine slightly faded), front hinge split (pages firm), prize certificate pasted after contents page), protected by removable semiarchival plastic sleeve (acetate). This Australian story for young adults is about a girl named Ellice Kinnard who is sent from her island home off the coast of Queensland, to school at Ainslie (location not stated). Ellice is afraid of the boarding school as she has never made friends of her own age, and does not want to leave here island home. At Ainslie, Ellice meets the lovely, fascinating Madelon Heriot, Silver, Lola, and Diana. She soon decides to win Madelon for her friend, but is warned that Madelon is cold and very unpopular in the school. The story moves to the island during the holidays, and David and Jeremy come into the picture. As time goes on, Ellice's circle of love and friendship grows wider and wider. Our Book No: 30889. $20 AUD.

364. Rouse, Doreen (2005). No Magic Lost: A Tale of the Hawkesbury (Reprint ed). Sydney: Books & Writers Network. 106 pp. Paperback small trade, very good condition, edge spine little rubbed, minor edgewear. This novel is set in the valley of the Hawkesbury River, both in the early days of the colony and the present day. The story is about two different men being rescued by a medicine woman of the Deerubbin in the early history of Australia, and his namesake being rescued by a modern medicine woman generations later. What was the connection? ISBN: 0646325884. Our Book No: 30147. $25 AUD.

365. Roy, Thomas (1994). The Man from the Dreamtime [Onaderra Trilogy]. Montville, QLD: Walter McVitty Books. 170 pp. Paperback trade, very good condition, minor edgewear. This novel for young adults is the final part of the author's Oonaderra trilogy, which started with "The Curse of the Turtle" and "The Vengeance of the Dolphin". The story is complete in itself and can be read and enjoyed without knowledge of the earlier books. This story is set amongst the Aborigines of the Cape York Peninsula, Queensland. ISBN: 0949183377. Our Book No: 22317. $10 AUD.

366. Rubinstein, Gillian (1991). At Ardilla (1st ed). Adelaide, Norwood: Omnibus. 131 pp. Hardback octavo, dustjacket, very good condition, pictorial cover (in very good dustjacket) top edge lightly foxed, minor edgewear jacket (faint foxing reverse side), rubber stamps. This Australian novel for young adults is a complex, disturbing, fascinating story of childhood and adolescence, acceptance and betrayal. ISBN: 1862910626. Our Book No: 28275. $12 AUD.

367. Rubinstein, Gillian (1992). Galax-Arena (Reprint ed). Melbourne: Hyland House. 138 pp. Hardback octavo, dustjacket, very good condition (in very good dustjacket), pages lightly toned, minor rubbing, rubber stamp. A story about three Australian children pitchforked into the Galax-Arena, a hothouse of rivalry and death. A glossary at the front explains the language of this fantasy novel. ISBN: 0947062939. Our Book No: 28173. $10 AUD.

368. Rubinstein, Matt (2007). A Little Rain On Thursday (1st ed). Melbourne: Text Publishing. 298 pp. Paperback octavo, very good condition, few tiny dents spine, pages lightly toned, minor edgewear. A thriller, and a bittersweet love story set in Sydney. Jack finds a fragile manuscript in the crypt of an old church, and becomes fascinated by the language which he has never seen. ISBN: 9781921145728. Our Book No: 28613. $12 AUD.

369. Ruhen, Olaf (1982). Naked Under Capricorn [Australian Classics]. Sydney: Angus & Robertson. 254 pp. Hardback octavo, dustjacket, very good condition (in very good dustjacket), minor edgewear. Historical Australian novel set in central Australia at the turn of the century. Originally published in 1958. ISBN: 0207144230. Our Book No: 6016. $15 AUD.

370. Seaton, Annie (2017). Diamond Sky (1st ed). Sydney: Pan Macmillan. 358 pp. Paperback octavo, very good condition, top corner tip rear cover creased, minor edgewear. This Australian novel is about a remote diamond mine in the Kimberley. Dru Porter is an engineer and this is a safe place to hide from a past that she fears will find her. Surely the terror she left behind in Dubai will never find her here? Security specialist Connor Kirk starts to investigate a diamond theft, and immediately suspects the reclusive but obviously capable Dru Porter. (Book 3 in the Porter sisters series.). ISBN: 9781743535707. Our Book No: 40044. $18 AUD.

371. Shakespeare, Nicholas (2008). Secrets of the Sea (Reprint ed). London: Vintage / Random House. 486 pp. Paperback thick trade, very good plus condition, minimal edgewear. This Australian novel by British writer is about an 11-year-old boy named Alex who is torn from his life on a remote farm in Tasmania after the death of his parents in a car crash. He is sent to school in England. When he returns to Australia 12 years later, the timeless beauty of the land and his encounter with a young woman whose life has been marked by tragedy, persuade him to stay. They marry, and he finds himself drawn into the eccentric, often hilarious dynamics of island life. ISBN: 9780099507772. Our Book No: 27486. $12 AUD.

372. Shapcott, Thomas (1986). Hotel Bellevue (1st ed). London: Chatto & Windus. 228 pp. Hardback octavo, dustjacket, very good condition (in very good dustjacket), endpapers & pages lightly toned, faint foxing reverse side jacket & flaps. First edition. Novel about a floundering marriage, based in Brisbane during the midnight demolition of an historic hotel. ISBN: 070113139X. Our Book No: 3560. $16 AUD.

373. Shute, Nevil (2003). Round the Bend. Melbourne, Dingley: Redwood Editions / Hinkler Books. 435 pp. Paperback, very good condition, few small scratches. Novel from Australian writer, originally published in 1951. About Tom, who runs an air charter service from Arabia to the Far East. ISBN: 1741211557. Our Book No: 11081. $10 AUD.

374. Small, Ian (2008). The Kurrajongs: A Work of Fact and Fiction (Reprint ed). Asquith, NSW: Ian Small. 292 pp. Paperback small octavo, very good condition, minor edgewear, autograph (author's written dedication title page). The Kurrajongs were a group of 114 men from the northern New South Wales town of Inverell who left in January 1916 to fight in the Great War. In the Olympic year 2000, one of the men is still alove and tells his story to his grandchildren. ISBN: 0646422189. Our Book No: 4615. $10 AUD.

375. Smith, Ben (2008). No Time for the Smiths (1st ed). Port Adelaide, SA: Ginninderra Press. 211 pp. Paperback wide trade, very good condition, slight bump top spine, minimal edgewear & creasing covers. This novel is a true account, constructed from journals, of the first year of a marriage fifty years ago. In 1959, the city of Sydney was a kinder, slower place without all the modern time-and-labour saving devices that we have now. ISBN: 9781740275279. Our Book No: 27002. $15 AUD.

376. Sorenson, Edward S.; Lindsay, Percy (illustrator) (1925). Murty Brown. Sydney: States Publishing Company. 190 pp. Hardback very small, no jacket as issued, good plus condition, red cloth cover, frontispiece drawing, front inner hinge minimally split (pages firm), edges foxed, pages lightly toned, minor edgewear. The last novel (or series of connected stories) by a little-known but prolific Norwegian-Australian writer, about the search for buried treasure in the Australian outback. Humorous in the style of Henry Lawson, with outdated viewpoints regarding Aborigines. Our Book No: 4047. $15 AUD.

377. Southall, Ivan; Mather, I. (illustrator) (1960). Simon Black in Space (School, reprint ed). Sydney: Angus & Robertson. 128 pp. Paperback small, very good condition, flexible red cover, black & white drawings (including frontispiece), top edge rear cover little marked, top spine little torn, edges faintly foxed, pages lightly toned, minor edgewear. School edition. A science fiction story for school children aged 11 to 14 (upper primary school) by the popular Australian novelist. Our Book No: 16974. $20 AUD.

378. Southall, Ivan; Tuckwell, Jennifer (illustrator) (1976). To the Wild Sky (Reprint ed) [Ivan Southall Library]. Sydney: Angus & Robertson. 184 pp. Hardback small octavo, dustjacket, very good condition (in very good dustjacket), few black & white drawings, faint foxing edges, minor foxing reverse side jacket (small edge tears, spine ends & front cover lightly scuffed). This story for young adults is about six children who set off in a small plane to spend the weekend on a country homestead. They never reach their destination but instead come face to face with a midair crisis in which they find themselves soaring across the wild sky, blindly, hopelessly, until at last they descend towards an unknown landfall. Winner of Australian Children's Book of the Year 1968. ISBN: 0207946345. Our Book No: 27403. $15 AUD.

379. St John, Madeleine (1997). The Essence of the Thing (Reprint ed). London: Fourth Estate. 234 pp. Paperback octavo (with flaps), very good condition, minor edgewear, owner's written name. An original (and third) novel by the Australian writer, shortlisted for the Booker Prize, 1997. A sad tale with a funny side. The things women will do to hold onto love, and the things men will do to escape it. ISBN: 1857024184. Our Book No: 1847. $10 AUD.

380. Stead, Christina (1988). The Little Hotel (New ed). Sydney: Angus & Robertson. 191 pp. Paperback small trade, good plus condition, light foxing edges, pages little toned, minor edgewear. Novel by Australian writer about life in a Swiss town in the late 1940s. ISBN: 0207160295. Our Book No: 40218. $14 AUD.

381. Stead, Christina; Geering, R. G. (editor) (1992). Talking into the Typewriter: Selected Letters (1973 - 1983) (1st ed) [Imprint Lives]. Sydney: Angus & Robertson / HarperCollins. 402 pp. Paperback trade, very good condition, front cover scratched, minor edgewear. Beginning in England in 1973, this second volume of Christina Stead's letters deal mainly with her life after returning to Australia in 1974 and ends just before her death in 1983. These years saw the growth of her literary reputation and the official recognition of her contribution to writing. Letter writing was a vital part of Christina Stead's creative life and it grew increasingly important in her last decade. It was how she engaged with the outside world ISBN: 0207170762. Our Book No: 13799. $16 AUD.

382. Steed, Laurie (2018). You Belong Here: A Novel (1st ed). Margaret River, WA: Margaret River Press. 250g pp. Paperback small trade, very good condition, top corner rear cover little creased & laminate little lifting. Australian novel about trust and connection. About what keeps us going, in spite of ourselves. Jen and Steven meet at sixteen and marry at eighteen. They have three young children. The children keep them together until love turns to lies and the family breaks down. The children become adults, and each one faces love and loss in the shadow of their family legacy. ISBN: 9780648203902. Our Book No: 30857. $15 AUD.

383. Steele, Mary (1993). Featherbys (1st ed). Melbourne: Hyland House. 178 pp. Paperback trade, very good condition, few black & white drawings, inside covers & few pages lightly toned, few page corner tips creased, minor foxing edges, minor edgewear. A novel for young adults about a girl named Jess who finds an old house named Featherbys. Children's Book Council of Australia Short-Listed Book. ISBN: 1875657053. Our Book No: 28614. $10 AUD.

384. Stivens, Dal; Treloar, Bruce (illustrator) (1978). The Bushranger (1st ed). Sydney: William Collins. 72 pp. Paperback large octavo, dustjacket, good plus condition (in very good dustjacket), black & white drawings, minor edgewear jacket (tiny tear), top spine little bumped, edges lightly rubbed, owner's name written in biro & white ink residue front free flyleaf. This historical novel for young adults about bushrangers relates the exploits of the carefree and close-knit band named the Daly gang who freely rob and plunder - and who threaten but do not kill. Told against a backdrop of true bushranging country, a sympathetic account of men on the run. The illustrations capture the story's excitement and adventure. Suitable for older children. ISBN: 0001843788. Our Book No: 27825. $10 AUD.

385. Stone, Louis; McCuaig, Ronald (introduction) (1965). Jonah (3rd Australian ed). Sydney: Angus & Robertson. 216 pp. Hardback octavo, dustjacket, very good condition (in very good dustjacket), top edge toned, pages & jacket edges faintly toned as usual, small edge tears jacket (flap not clipped, rear flap little creased, minor edgewear). Novel about the larrikin gangs of the early 1900s in inner Sydney (Redfern, Waterloo). Jonah is the tough larrikin who rises to success in big business. A pioneering Australian novel that was first to the larrikin a popular topic of discussion. (Originally published, 1911. ISBN 1763738800 is invalid.). Our Book No: 17687. $18 AUD.

386. Stone, Louis (2001). Jonah [Australian Experience Series]. Stepney, SA: Axiom Publishing. 190 pp. Paperback small octavo, card covers (with flaps), very good condition, slight bump top spine, minor edgewear. Novel about the larrikin gangs of the early 1900s in inner Sydney (Redfern, Waterloo). Jonah is the tough larrikin who rises to success in big business. ISBN: 1864760710. Our Book No: 20698. $10 AUD.

387. Stringer, Trica (2016). Heart of the Country (3rd Australian p/b ed) [Flinders Ranges]. Sydney: Harlequin Mira Books. 492 pp. Paperback octavo, very good condition, colour drawings, laminated coating little lifting along fore-edges covers, minor edgewear corners. This Australian historical novel is the first epic saga in the Flinders Ranges series. This is the story of three Australian families forging their paths in a land both beautiful and unforgiving. Their lives become intertwined by love and community then ripped apart by hate and greed. ISBN: 9781489207005. Our Book No: 29480. $18 AUD.

388. Stringer, Trica (2016). A Chance of Stormy Weather (1st Australian p/b ed). Sydney: Harlequin Mira Books. 380 + 10 pp. Paperback octavo, very good condition, top corner tip rear cover creased, base spine little bumped, minor edgewear. Australian novel about a city girl Paula who married a South Australian farmer. Life on the farm was different to what she was expecting, and she begins to question whether she is cut out for farm life. ISBN: 9781489210562. Our Book No: 40347. $16 AUD.

389. Stringer, Trica (2020). Between the Vines (3rd Australian p/b ed). Sydney: Harlequin Mira Books. 401 + 10 pp. Paperback octavo, very good condition, light creasing few pages, corner tip front cover little scuffed, laminate slightly lifting along fore-edges, minor edgewear. This rural romance is set in the beautiful Coonawarra vineyards, South Australia. Taylor Rourke wants to change her impulsive ways, and it takes her sometime to discover that she has found what she has been looking for and is ready to settle for a future in the vineyards with a cute man called Pete. ISBN: 9781867202530. Our Book No: 30648. $20 AUD.

390. Stuart, Alison (2021). The Postmistress (3rd Australian p/b ed). Sydney: Mira Books. 396 pp. Paperback octavo, very good condition, minor edgewear. A stunning Australian historical novel by Alison Stuart of loss, desire and courage, full of the drama and the beauty of the Australian bush, and set in a Victorian goldmining town in 1871. The story is about a woman named Adelaide Greaves and her son, Danny. They have found sanctuary in Maiden's Creek, where Adelaide works as a postmistress. ISBN: 9781867221746. Our Book No: 40766. $22 AUD.

391. Sussex, Lucy (2015). Blockbuster! Fergus Hume and the Mystery of a Hansom Cab [Block Buster]. Melbourne: Text Publishing. 298 pp. Paperback octavo, very good condition, colour & sepia (brown-tinted) photos, minor edgewear. The story of the crime novel that became a global publishing phenomenon. Fergus Hume was a playwright when he moved from Dunedin to Melbourne in 1885. He wrote The Mystery of a Hansom Cab. The book sold out its first run and became the biggest and fastest-selling detective novel of the 1800s, and Australia's first literary blockbuster. The author unfortunately sold the copyright for 50 pounds, and missed out on a potential fortune. This well-researched book will interest anyone who likes Australian true crime, history and crime fiction. ISBN: 9781922147943. Our Book No: 29409. $20 AUD.

392. Thiele, Colin; Kynoch, David (photographer) (1978). Blue Fin (1st film ed). Adelaide: Rigby Opal. 128 pp. Paperback large trade, very good condition, glossy card covers, black & white & colour photos, minor foxing edges, minor edgewear, differs from stock photo (but same design). Novel for young adults about life of a boy aboard a tuna-fishing boat off the South Australian coast. Film-tie-in edition. . ISBN: 0727009958. Our Book No: 1151. $10 AUD.

393. Thiele, Chris; Harrower, Bishop John (preface) (2008). Free Too. Tasmania: Downstairs Studio. 319 pp. Paperback wide trade, very good condition, few black & white drawings, minor edgewear corners. Historical crime novel of colonial Australia that combines careful research of historical records, with a well-honed ability to tell stories to bring to life the events of Hobart Town and the new colony's desperate struggle for survival. This story recalls events that actually happened in Hobart Town in 1815. Two teenagers, Tom and George, find themselves trapped by bushrangers and forced into receiving stolen goods. Betrayal leads to their imprisonment and attempts at their early release are thwarted by a worsening of the bushranger problem with several murders. Chris Thiele is currently Reverend of the Anglican Parish of West Tamar. ISBN: 9780980430905. Our Book No: 30529. $25 AUD.

394. Thiele, Colin; Hunnam, Lucinda (illustrator) (1990). Farmer Pelz's Pumpkins (1st p/b ed). Sydney: Walter McVitty Books. 28 pp. Paperback oblong quarto, very good condition, colour drawings, minor edgewear corners. This Australian children's picture story about a farmer and his love of his farm and growing pumpkins will please children of all ages. The very colourful illustrations are delightful. SALE PRICE. ISBN: 0949183350. Our Book No: 20052. $10 AUD.

395. Thirkell, Angela; Parker, Leslie (pseudonym); Gould, Tony (introduction) (1985). Trooper to the Southern Cross (New ed). London: Virago Modern Classics. 177 pp. Paperback trade, very good condition, pages toned as usual, some edgewear & spinewear. Novel based on travel by Angela Thirkell (the English novelist) to Australia after WWI on a troopship full of returning Diggers. Humorous depiction of the Australian character. A classic satire of Australian culture, originally published in 1934 under the pseudonym Leslie Parker. This edition has a new introduction by Tony Gould. The favorite book of Barry Humphries. ISBN: 0860685926. Our Book No: 17839. $14 AUD.

396. Thompson-Gray, John (2011). Japanese Blitz on Darwin, February 19 1942. City Not Stated: John Thompson-Gray / Publicious. 128 pp. Paperback trade, as new condition. The Imperial Japanese Navy bombers that attacked Pearl Harbour on December 7th 1941 blitzed Darwin 12 days later. Australia's only direct ally was the United States, being cousins-in-arms. Darwin's airfield, town and harbour were repeatedly bombed leaving a trail of human tragedy. The writer weaves historical facts into story lines ("faction") - a real time action thriller. Where the story varies from historic opinion, forensic reasons are revealed for differing views, and the reader's judgement is invited. Examples are the role of spies, withholding the air raid warning, attacked hospitals, interpretation of information and subtleties of the Japanese attack plan. ISBN: 9780987258502. Our Book No: 15514. $15 AUD.

397. Throsby, Holly (2016). Goodwood (Reprint ed). Sydney, Crows Nest: Allen & Unwin. 377 pp. Paperback octavo, very good condition, minimal edgewear. This Australian novel is based in a small town where everyone knows everything about everyone. Two people go missing and the town's people speculate about their fates. ISBN: 9781760293734. Our Book No: 30095. $15 AUD.

398. Tiffany, Carrie (2013). Mateship with Birds (Reprint ed). Sydney: Picador. 211 pp. Paperback trade, very good condition, single black & white photo, minor edgewear. prize-winning Australian novel set on a farm on the outskirts of an Australian country town in the 1950s. This is a novel about young lust and mature love. On one small farm in a vast ancient landscape, a collection of misfits question the nature of what a family can be. Winner NSW Premier's Literary Award for Fiction 2013, The Stella Prize 2013, Shortlisted Miles Franklin Literary Award 2013. ISBN: 9781742610764. Our Book No: 29303. $15 AUD.

399. Timms, E. V. (1953). The Scarlet Frontier (1st ed). Sydney: Angus & Robertson. 312 pp. Hardback octavo, dustjacket, very good condition (in very good dustjacket), pages lightly toned, protected by removable semiarchival plastic sleeve. First edition. No 6 of a set of 12 Great Southland Saga novels - historical romance in early Australia. ISBN: B000QRGMZY. Our Book No: 3024. $15 AUD.

400. Timms, E. V. (1955). Ten Wicked Men. Sydney: Angus & Robertson. 250 pp. Hardback small octavo, dustjacket, very good condition (in very good dustjacket), minor edgewear, owner's written name front free flyleaf, protected by removable semiarchival plastic sleeve. An abridged version of the his novel "Maelstrom", first published in 1938. A powerful and fascinating novel of high drama and deep-chuckling mirth, about the maelstrom of events in New France surrounding the great Cardinal Richelieu and his clever successor Mazarin. Includes adventures in England (mentions Cromwell) and French Canada. ISBN: B0007J0CDE. Our Book No: 14593. $15 AUD.

401. Timms, E. V. (1956). Shining Harvest (1st ed). Sydney: Angus & Robertson. 246 pp. Hardback octavo, dustjacket, very good condition (in good dustjacket), faint foxing reverse side jacket (chipped, spine ends & corners worn), few small age marks endpapers, pages lightly toned. First edition. No 9 of a set of 12 Great Southland Saga novels - historical romance in early Australia. ISBN: B0007JEJQK. Our Book No: 14132. $20 AUD.

402. Timms, E. V. (1956). The Falcon. Sydney: Angus & Robertson. 235 pp. Hardback small octavo, dustjacket, very good condition (in good dustjacket), pages lightly toned, edge tears & minor loss jacket (minor edgewear), endpapers toned. First edition, as this title. The writer of Australian historical romances here produces an historical novel set in the 17th century England. During the reign of Charles II, Englishmen saw the power and ambition of Louis XIV of France a deadly threat to their nation. Plot and counter-plot simmered under the glittering surface of court life, ever ready to explode into violent action. Originally published in 1931 as "Whitehall". Our Book No: 25069. $15 AUD.

403. Tognolini, John (2010). The Mountain City Murders. Port Adelaide, SA: Ginninderra Press. 112 pp. Paperback wide trade, very good plus condition. Australian crime fiction. A roller-coaster ride of a story involving not just a murder in a World Heritage Area, but corruption, drugs, misuse of police power, political protest ... and how not to run a pub in the small tourist and commuter town of Mountain City. About tree-changers who escaped the rat race of an expensive city (Sydney) to live in this small community - but come into conflict with reckless developers. ISBN: 9781740276283. Our Book No: 15376. $20 AUD.

404. Tourist Promotion Association, Winton (1990). The Bronze Swagman Book of Bush Verse: "Lester's Tale" 1990 Winning Verse (19th ed). Winton, QLD: Winton Tourist Promotion Association. 120 pp. Paperback trade, card covers, very good condition, figures, minor edgewear, spine little faded, covers scratched. These wonderful poems cover almost every facet of country life. They are humorous, beautiful, and sometimes tragic in describing the many incidents that occur in country living. Apparently one of a series of booklets containing different poems. Our Book No: 24623. $10 AUD.

405. Trafford Walker, A. (Arthur) (1943). The Stranger. Sydney: A. Trafford Walker / Moderne Printing. 45 pp. Hardback small, very good condition, red thick board cover (spine faded, small stain front cover), pages faintly toned, minimal foxing endpapers & page margins, minor edgewear. (Estimated date, 1943, Trove catalogue.). A parable on Jesus, by the minister, Hunter-Baillie Memorial Presbyterian Church, Annandale. Sticker of the Church Missionary Society Book Room, Bathurst St, Sydney. Our Book No: 16868. $40 AUD.

406. Trist, Margaret (1970). Morning in Queensland (New ed) [Australian Library]. Sydney: Horwitz Publications. 253 pp. Paperback, very good plus condition. Margaret Trist has written an exceptional and delicately drawn novel for young adults - the author has captured the feeling of adolescence. Tansy is a delicious product of a colourful environment (Queensland), but she is also a little girl, and her growing up is as universal as it is individual and hilarious. . ISBN: 0725500395. Our Book No: 20410. $15 AUD.

407. Tsiolkas, Christos (1999). The Jesus Man. Sydney, Milsons Point: Vintage Random House. 403 pp. Paperback trade, very good condition, pages faintly toned, fore-edge lightly marked, last page creased, minor edgewear. Australian novel in which Lou tries to find some answers in his brother's death. The story of three brothers, Dominic, Tommy and Louie, who come from a Greek-Italian family haunted by its history. When Tommy is made redundant from work, he descends into violence and madness, and ultimately suicide after he commits a murder. ISBN: 0091839424. Our Book No: 26673. $10 AUD.

408. Tuiqilai, Elizabeth; Nash, Adrian (editor) (1993). The Little Lost Giants (1st stated ed). Queensland: Na Vosa Publishers / Printed by Merino Lithographics. 143 pp. Hardback small octavo, dustjacket, very good condition (in very good dustjacket), reverse side jacket little toned & foxed (minor edgewear), few small marks top edge, edges lightly toned, spine ends little rubbed. This autobiographical fictional novel tells the story of Anastasia, from early childhood. The novel deals with the problems faced by millions of migrants throughout the world. It is set in Australia. The author who is from Fiji, has written the story with tolerance, kindness and affection which she has built into the whole lifestyle of the people in the novel. This beautiful novel captures the hurtful shock a less sensitive culture can create for a migrant trying to fit into their new life. ISBN: 0646141538. Our Book No: 29178. $20 AUD.

409. Turner, Ethel (1950). Mother's Little Girl. London & Melbourne: Ward, Lock & Co. 255 pp. Hardback small octavo, no jacket, good condition, green boards (black lettering spine), edges lightly foxed, faint foxing endpapers, edges covers little rubbed, spine ends slightly bumped, pages lightly toned, minor edgewear, old price marks, label & written name front pastedown, written name & date front free flyleaf. Novel for young adults by the author of "Seven Little Australians”. (No date, but about 1940s to 1950s. Printed by Butler & Tanner. No frontispiece or other plates. Funny, 1926, is last listed title on front flyleaf. Perhaps Burnet 13.5 or 13.6 variant without illustrations, but could be earlier as Judy & Punch, 1928, is not listed on flyleaf. Originally published, 1904.). Our Book No: 40451. $30 AUD.

410. Turner, Ethel (1955). The Family at Misrule: Further Adventures of the Famous Seven Little Australians. London & Melbourne: Ward, Lock. 192 pp. Hardback small octavo, dustjacket, good condition (in good dustjacket), blue cloth cover marked (tide mark bottom corner front cover), tide marks bottom edge reverse side jacket, some edgewear. Novel for young adults, originally published in 1895. It is a sequel to Seven Little Australians. Five years later, we find Meg, the eldest daughter helping her step-mother look after a larger family, including new baby Esther. (No date, but about 1955, Burnet 3.17 variant. Printed by Northumberland Press, blurb only on front flap, with 900: 1500 printed at the base of the flap.). ISBN: B0087YREW8. Our Book No: 17654. $15 AUD.

411. Turner, Ethel (1992). Seven Little Australians (Reprint ed) [Bluegum: Australian Children's Classics]. Sydney: Angus & Robertson / HarperCollins. 192 pp. Paperback trade, very good condition, faint remainder mark, minimal edgewear. This classic tale for young adults about life in early Sydney was originally written in 1894. Life is never dull in the rambling riverside house with its wilderness garden. Their seven childen - from grubby baby General, to eldest daughter romantic dreaming Meg - fill the house with laughter and mischief. (This Bluegum edition is scarce in such excellent condition.). ISBN: 0207173370. Our Book No: 20234. $10 AUD.

412. Turnley, Cole (1941). Put It on Paper (1st ed). Melbourne: E. W. Cole. 317 pp. Hardback small thick trade, no jacket, fair condition (intact reading copy), light blue cloth covers, black spine title, foxing internally & edges, pages lightly toned, spine ends& bottom corner front board worn, bottom corners covers bumped, spine little faded, boards little grubby, bottom edge little rubbed, some edgewear, written name & date in pencil front free flyleaf. An Australian novel published by E. W. Cole from Coles Book Arcade, Melbourne. The story follows a woman named Pip who manages to have a few adventures along the way to meeting her match in a man named Denny. There are a lot of very funny scenes in the book. Our Book No: 30643. $18 AUD.

413. Upfield, Arthur (1960). Bony and the Kelly Gang (An Inspector Bonaparte Mystery) (1st ed). London: Heinemann. 208 pp. Hardback small octavo, dustjacket, good condition (in good dustjacket), inner hinge little split (pages firm), edges & inside covers lightly foxed, pages lightly toned, light foxing some pages, minor edgewear jacket (small tears spine ends, fore-edge & spine edges rubbed, bottom rear flap creased), archival tape reverse side). First edition. The Australian part-Aboriginal detective, Napoleon Bonaparte, investigates the hard-drinking Irishmen of Cork Valley, New South Wales. When an excise man, searching for illicit stills, is murdered, Bony goes in undercover as a horse-thief and petty crook. Our Book No: 30862. $45 AUD.

414. Upfield, Arthur (1961). The Bachelors of Broken Hill (An Inspector Bonaparte Mystery). London: Pan Books. 187 pp. Paperback small, good condition, minor edgewear, spine ends little rubbed, tiny tear base spine, few light creases covers, bottom corner rear cover creased, corners front cover creased, edges & pages toned, inside cover & front flyleaf lightly foxed, rear cover toned, few pages miscut bottom edge, owner's written name. When a rash of murders plagues the elderly bachelors of Broken Hill, part-Aboriginal Detective-Inspector Napoleon Bonaparte is faced with one of the most challenging mysteries of his career. Already two elderly bachelors have died horribly from cyanide poisoning. Now, two months later, Bony faces a cold trail, no motives, no clues - only vague descriptions of a woman who had been on the scene each time. So Bony waits for what he believes to be inevitable - a third killing. Our Book No: 27511. $10 AUD.

415. Upfield, Arthur (1961). Bony and the White Savage (1st ed). London: Heinemann. 230 pp. Hardback small octavo, no jacket (missing), good condition (reading copy), spine little faded, pages lightly toned (two pages toned patches), few small marks top edge covers, endpapers & flyleaves & title page lightly foxed (some foxed spots some pages), some edgewear top edge, written name red texta rear pastedown First edition. This time Bony, the part-Aboriginal detective, is at his best on a tense hunt for a savage murderer (and former theological student) in the southwest corner of Western Australia. Our Book No: 30864. $30 AUD.

416. Upfield, Arthur (1964). Bony and the White Savage. London: Pan Books. 208 pp. Paperback small, good condition, small rubber stamp top edge, edges & pages toned, slight ridges along spine (binding error), minor edgewear, faint rubber date stamp last page. This time 'Bony', the part-Aboriginal detective, is at his best on a tense hunt for a murderer in the southwest corner of Western Australia. Our Book No: 27513. $12 AUD.

417. Upfield, Arthur (1964). Bony and the White Savage (Reprint ed). Sydney: Angus & Robertson. 230 pp. Paperback, very good condition, spine little scuffed & toned, pages lightly toned as common. This time Bony, the part-Aboriginal detective, is at his best on a tense hunt for a savage murderer (and former theological student) in the southwest corner of Western Australia. ISBN: 0207158487. Our Book No: 16260. $15 AUD.

418. Upfield, Arthur (1971). The Bachelors of Broken Hill (An Inspector Bonaparte Mystery) (Reprint ed). London: Pan Books. 187 pp. Paperback small, good condition, spine ends chipped, few light creases covers, top corner tip rear cover & bottom corner front cover little creased, pages toned, some edgewear. The Bachelors of Broken Hill, by Arthur Upfield (Pan Books, 1971, paperback). When a rash of murders plagues the elderly bachelors of Broken Hill, part-Aboriginal Detective-Inspector Napoleon Bonaparte (Bony) is faced with one of the most challenging mysteries of his career. ISBN: 0330105876. Our Book No: 27507. $10 AUD.

419. Upfield, Arthur (1994). Cake in the Hat Box (An Inspector Bonaparte Mystery). Sydney: Angus & Robertson. 186 pp. Paperback, very good condition, minor edgewear, strong remainder stripe. Crime fiction novel in which a police jeep is found on a lonely dirt road in Western Australia. In it is Constable Stenhouse - shot dead, and his Aboriginal tracker has vanished. Will Bony or the local Aborigines find the killer first? ISBN: 0207162751. Our Book No: 3638. $12 AUD.

420. Upfield, Arthur (1994). The Mystery of Swordfish Reef (An Inspector Bonaparte Mystery). Melbourne: Hinkler Books. 256 pp. Paperback, very good condition, small tear spine repaired, pages lightly toned as common, minor edgewear, remainder stripe. The Mystery of Swordfish Reef, by Arthur Upfield (Hinkler Books, 1994). On a calm October day in an Australian seaside town (Bermagui, southern New South Wales), three men set out to sea for a day's fishing, and do not return. After a gruesome discovery, renowned part-Aboriginal detective, Bony, is called in to investigate. ISBN: 0207186197. Our Book No: 3643. $10 AUD.

421. Upfield, Arthur (1994). Man of Two Tribes. Melbourne: Hinkler Books. 216 pp. Paperback small, good plus condition, pages lightly toned, endpapers lightly foxed, corner rear cover lightly creased, minor edgewear. Man of Two Tribes, by Arthur Upfield (Hinkler Books, 1994). Classic Australian crime fiction, set in the forbidding Nullarbor Plains, starring Aboriginal detective Napoleon Bonaparte. Myta Thomas has walked off the train into the desert. With two camels and a dog, he sets off to search for her and finds more than he bargains for. ISBN: 0207185816. Our Book No: 3747. $12 AUD.

422. Upfield, Arthur (1994). Bony and the Black Virgin (An Inspector Bonaparte Mystery). Sydney: Angus & Robertson. 156 pp. Paperback, very good condition. Bony and the Black Virgin, by Arthur Upfield (Angus & Robertson, 1994). An Inspector Bonaparte mystery - the Australian part-Aboriginal detective. Bony is called to the drought-stricken outback. At a desolate sheep station two men have been savagely beaten to death and it's Bony's job to make an arrest. ISBN: 0207163251. Our Book No: 3826. $10 AUD.

423. Upfield, Arthur (1994). The Bachelors of Broken Hill (An Inspector Bonaparte Mystery). Melbourne: Hinkler Books. 254 pp. Paperback, very good condition, pages toned as common, spine faintly creased, minor edgewear. The Bachelors of Broken Hill (Hinkler, 1994, paperback). When two elderly bachelors were poisoned with cyanide, a strange woman was on the scene each time - and now she too has disappeared, leaving no trace. Tracking her down in a town of 28,000 people is a job to tax even Inspector Bonaparte. Bony needs the unorthodox skills of burglar Jimmy the Screwsman and a lightning-sketch artist, as well as all his Aboriginal deductive and tracking skills at his command. ISBN: 0207185786. Our Book No: 1201. $10 AUD.

424. Upfield, Arthur; Valencia, Michele (translator) (1998). The Melbourne Cup Mystery [French language]. La Tour d'Aigues: Editions de l'Aube. 221 pp. Paperback trade, very good condition, minor edgewear corners, loose red wraparound label (author's printed name). This novel by Arthur Upfield, initially published in 1933, was inspired by the strange death of the champion horse Phar Lap, the famous winner of the Melbourne Cup. (The scarce French language edition. Has loose red wraparound label, with Upfield name in big letters.). ISBN: 2876784580. Our Book No: 14793. $40 AUD.

425. Van Langenberg, Carolyn (2001). Fish Lips (1st ed). Melbourne: Indra Publishing. 200 pp. Paperback trade, very good condition, pages lightly toned, minor edgewear. This Australian novel is a powerful love story that moves restlessly back and forth through time to the most intimate meetings of cultures, histories and bodies. ISBN: 0958580596. Our Book No: 24893. $10 AUD.

426. Van Loon, Julienne (2008). Beneath the Bloodwood Tree (1st ed). Sydney: Allen & Unwin. 282 pp. Paperback trade, very good condition, few dents & scratches covers, minor edgewear. This Australian novel is set against the vast inhospitable landscape of the Pilbara, Western Australia. This is a powerful, tightly woven desert tale of ghosts, grief and love. ISBN: 9781741752304. Our Book No: 27446. $12 AUD.

427. Van Loon, Julienne (2013). Harmless (1st ed). Perth, Fremantle: Fremantle Press. 137 pp. Paperback trade, very good condition, minor edgewear corners. This Australian novel is set in the outer eastern suburbs of Perth, Western Australia. Using sensual prose, the author presents a gallery of characters whose lives are compelling and grim, their small acts of resistance and resilience are beautiful and heroic. ISBN: 9781922089045. Our Book No: 28243. $15 AUD.

428. van Zeller, Marcia (2015). The Capes: Who Were the Real Heroes of the Georgette Disaster? Perth: Marcia van Zeller. 215 pp. Paperback, very good condition, map, minor edgewear corners. This novel is the creative component of the author's PhD thesis. The novel is fictional, but the sinking of the Georgette - badly damaged and carrying 50 crew and passengers, was wrecked in heavy surf off the coast of Western Australia in 1876 - is true. Legend says that a 16-year-old girl named Grace Bussell and an Aboriginal stockman named Sam Isaacs, carried the survivors to safety after Sam and Grace plunged their horses into the ocean. In this historical novel the much-loved Georgette legend is questioned and unsung heroes given their due. ISBN: 9780646936093. Our Book No: 30048. $20 AUD.

429. Victor, Metta Victoria Fuller (Anon) (1895). The Blunders of a Bashful Man, by the Author of A Bad Boy's Diary, the Funniest Book Ever Printed. Melbourne: E. W. Cole. 120 pp. Paperback small, very good condition, card cover, few black & white drawings, pages toned, spine repaired (black cloth), few page edges repaired, some edgewear. Humorous adventure stories for young adults. The author also wrote "A Bad Boy's Diary" (see advert inside rear cover). Some people incorrectly assume the author is George Wilbur Peck, who wrote a series of "Bad Boy" humorous novels post-dating Victor's novel (see advert inside front cover for "Peck's Bad Boy and his Pa"). Rear page: a list of 10 schoolbooks published by E. W. Cole. (Scarce. No date, but 1890s, Trove. Originally published, New York, 1891.) Our Book No: 17256. $50 AUD.

430. Vidal, Mary (1995). Tales For the Bush (1st this ed) [Australian Books on Demand, no. 13]. Canberra: Mulini Press. 152 pp. Paperback large octavo, very good condition, frontispiece, tiny scuff front cover, minor edgewear. This novel was first published in 1845, and this 1995 version is based on the fifth edition (perhaps printing). The characters are drawn from people that Mary Vidal met in her life in Australia. They depict a picture of life in Sydney not found in other stories simply because they are based on working class people, their lifestyles and their character. These tales are an important contribution to the literature of early Australia. ISBN: 0949910457. Our Book No: 29759. $20 AUD.

431. Walsh, J. M. (1934). The Bandits of the Night (2nd printing ed) [Sundial Mystery Library]. London: John Hamilton. 246 pp. Hardback small octavo, dustjacket (facsimile), very good condition (in very good dustjacket), red cloth cover, re-backed (new spine headbands & endpapers), small bump spine, some toning prelim page, pages slightly toned as common, minimal foxing edges, minor edgewear. Reprint edition (1934). This mystery and adventure novel, by Australian-born writer, J. M. Walsh, involves a man moving along the London Embankment in the fog, which he enjoyed after several years under a tropical sun. A girl cries in terror and he hears a splash. He went over the parapet to her rescue, and finds himself involved in a mystery he has to solve. (SCARCE. Plus original dustjacket, torn with spine faded with spine ends missing, from which facsimile copy taken.). ISBN: B01FW7S9JO. Our Book No: 40533. $120 AUD.

432. Walsh, J. M. (1947). Once in Tiger Bay (1st ed). London: Collins. 255 pp. Hardback small octavo, dustjacket, good condition (in good dustjacket), small hole spine jacket (related mark cloth spine), edgewear jacket (tiny loss top spine & corner tips covers, faint foxing & toning reverse side, closed tear rear cover), pages faintly toned (edges minimally foxed), endpapers & prelims & title page faintly foxed, protected by removable semiarchival plastic sleeve. First edition (with red cloth cover and scarce dustjacket). This is a cleverly contrived crime fiction novel by J. M. Walsh that begins mysteriously and dramatically when Louis Farina slips into the brightly lit cafe of Suey Lim and fires the first shot in a campaign to get control of some of the more sinister activities of Tiger Bay. Set in Cardiff. Written by Australian born author J. M. Walsh, who was born in 1897 at Geelong, Victoria. He died at Somerset, England in 1952. ISBN: B0011IR8PU. Our Book No: 40531. $60 AUD.

433. Walton, Tasma (2009). Heartless: It Can Take Just Minutes to Lose Love, but a Whole Lifetime to Find It Again (1st ed). Brisbane, St Lucia: University of Queensland Press (UQP). 203 pp. Paperback, very good condition, minor edgewear, covers lightly scratched. The Australian writer's debut novel is a moving and confronting fable about the power of the human heart, the worthiness of its desires and the often dire consequences of ignoring them. ISBN: 9780702237324. Our Book No: 26934. $12 AUD.

434. Wang, Gabrielle; Masciullo, Lucia (illustrator) (2011). Poppy at Summerhill: Our Australian Girl. Melbourne: Puffin / Penguin Books. 104 + 28 pp. Paperback, good plus condition, drawings, front cover creased, pages faintly toned, minor edgewear. The second of a set of four books (stories for young adults) by Gabrielle Wang, about the amazing journey of a young Chinese-Aboriginal girl, who lives on a Christian mission in 1864. Poppy sets out to chase her brother after he escapes from the mission in search of freedom and a better life. She is taken in by a caring homestead family, after a terrible accident leaves her injured. The family's Aboriginal stockman, Tommy, awakens Poppy's Aboriginal roots and teaches her about their culture. ISBN: 9780143305330. Our Book No: 16894. $12 AUD.

435. Wang, Gabrielle; Masciullo, Lucia (illustrator) (2011). Poppy and the Thief: Our Australian Girl. Melbourne: Puffin / Penguin Books. 104 + 22 pp. Paperback, very good condition, drawings, pages faintly toned, minor edgewear. The third of a set of four books (stories for young adults), about the amazing journey of a young Chinese-Aboriginal girl, who lives on a Christian mission in 1864. Poppy is on the road again, desperately trying to catch up with her brother. When she meets a mysterious Chinese boy, she thinks she might finally be getting closer to finding Gus and solving the mystery of the Chinese letter with the very special dragon seal. In Wahgunyah, she makes contact with the Chinese community who have come to Victoria to find gold. She's so close to finding out about her father and her Chinese heritage, but then Poppy is framed as a thief and captured! Will anyone believe that she's innocent? ISBN: 9780143305347. Our Book No: 16895. $10 AUD.

436. Warung, Price; [Astley, William] (1994). The Bullet of the Fated Ten: A Convict Tale of the Ring [Small Tales of Early Australia]. Canberra: Mulini Press. 50 pp. Paperback trade, very good plus condition. This story was originally published in the Bulletin magazine, 1897. This is the tale of ten convicts condemned to death in Sydney and their appeal to 'The Ring' in an attempt to escape the sentence. Set in the convict period it depicts the convict way of thinking, and the attitude of the warders and authorities. A portrayal of humans awaiting death, their quarrels and escape attempts. (No 2 in this series.). ISBN: 094991049X. Our Book No: 29840. $30 AUD.

437. Warung, Price ; Andrews, B. G. (editor); Astley], [William (1975). Tales of the Convict System: Selected Stories of Price Warung (1st p/b ed). Brisbane: St Lucia: University of Queensland Press (UQP). 300 pp. Paperback small octavo, very good condition, covers lightly scratched, pages lightly toned, minor edgewear. Semi-fictional stories that were originally published in the Bulletin magazine, 1892. Obsessed with the inhuman monstrosities of Australia's convict system, William Astley (writing as Price Warung) took the outlines of history and coloured them with melodrama and farce to shock, delight, and sometimes disgust his many readers. These 17 stories reflect an attitude of the time: the convict was more sinned against than sinning. Edited by B. G. Andrews. ISBN: 0702209295. Our Book No: 4548. $18 AUD.

438. Webb, Holly; Williams, Sophy (illustrator) (2011). Misty the Abandoned Kitten (Reprint ed). Gosford, NSW: Scholastic Australia. 126 pp. Paperback trade, very good condition, black & white drawings, pages faintly toned, few creases covers, minor edgewear, owner's written name flyleaf. Novel for young adults about a girl named Amy who has always wanted a kitten. One misty morning, she sees a tiny kitten. She is very thin and has no collar, she assumes she has no home. ISBN: 9781741698411. Our Book No: 28602. $10 AUD.

439. Webb, Kathy (2009). Other People's Diaries (Reprint ed). Sydney: Pan Macmillan. 339 pp. Paperback, very good condition, minor edgewear. Novel by Australian writer about five strangers who agree to take part in an unusual experiment. ISBN: 9780330424974. Our Book No: 26933. $10 AUD.

440. Wenz, Paul (2018). Their Fathers Land: For King and Empire. Sydney, Exile Bay: ETT Imprint. 176 pp. Paperback octavo, as new condition. In this Australian World war 1 (WW1) novel, published in English for the first time, Jim and Dick are two lively boys from the bush, who - along with 20,000 other Australians and New Zealanders - embarked on their great adventure when they enlisted in the 1st AIF - to fight for King and Empire. However, both are seriously wounded at Gallipoli. They find themselves on a hospital ship headed for England. As they slowly recover, they discover the old country of their ancestors. Unfortunately, they fall for the same young English nurse, and a love triangle causes trouble. French-Australian author Paul Wenz based his novel on personal experiences as an immigrant grazier in NSW, and working for the Red Cross in France and London during WW1. ISBN: 9781925706468. Our Book No: 17655. $25 AUD.

441. Wharton, Herb (1996). Where Ya' Been, Mate?: Stories of the City and the Bush from a Masterly Yarn-teller [UQP Black Australian Writers]. Brisbane: St Lucia: University of Queensland Press (UQP). 130 pp. Paperback small trade, good condition, inside covers lightly toned, pages toned, bottom corner tip rear cover creased, minor edgewear. A collection of stories by Aboriginal writer, set in rural Queensland (Mt Isa) and the city. Along with campfire yarns and memories drawn from childhood are stories from Herb's other life in the big city and on the literary trail. ISBN: 0702228036. Our Book No: 30340. $15 AUD.

442. Wheatley, Nadia; Buczynski, Waldemar (drawings); Phillips, Neil (drawings) (1984). Dancing in the Anzac Deli: Based on a Screenplay by Nadia Wheatley and Terry Larsen (1st ed). Melbourne: Oxford University Press (OUP). 119 pp. Hardback small, good condition, black & white drawings, illustrated endpapers, pages lightly toned, light foxing edges & few pages, tiny scuff marks edges, base spine & bottom corners little rubbed, cover corners little bumped, tiny cuts top edges few pages, top corners two pages creased (bookmark), sticker (number) inside rear cover. Children's novel about Newtown (Sydney). Sequel to "Five Times Dizzy". Now part of the TV mini-series "Five Times Dizzy". Commended in the Australian Children's Book of the Year awards. ISBN: 0195545761. Our Book No: 27818. $10 AUD.

443. Whelan, Maurice (2008). Boat People (1st ed). Canberra, Charnwood: Ginninderra Press. 242 pp. Paperback wide trade, very good condition, light reader crease spine. In this compelling work of fiction the author brings to life the real, human story of the plight of child refugees and the scars their experience leaves on them and the world. ISBN: 9781740274746. Our Book No: 26112. $16 AUD.

444. White, Patrick (1957). Voss (1st U.S. ed). New York: Viking Press. 442 pp. Hardback octavo, no jacket, good plus condition, green blue cloth cover (light green cloth spine), pages lightly toned, spine ends little chipped, spine lightly faded, cover corner tips little rubbed, minor edgewear. First U.S. edition. Set in 19th-century Australia, Voss is the story of the secret passion between an explorer and a naive young woman. Although they have met only a few times, Voss and Laura are joined by overwhelming, obsessive feelings for each other. The Australian author won the Nobel Prize for Literature. Our Book No: 30094. $18 AUD.

445. White, Patrick (1963). The Aunt's Story (Reprint ed). Melbourne: Penguin Books. 287 pp. Paperback, very good condition, minor creasing & edgewear covers, sticker mark. Novel by Australian writer awarded the prestigious Nobel Prize for Literature. Theodora Goodman is both mad and exceptionally realistic, even if her created lives were interchangeable. Tracing her uncompromising independent career from the dusty reality of Australia to the whirling madhouse of Europe before WW2, this novel has the imaginative daring of "Voss" and the deep-flowing sympathy of "The Tree of Man". Cover picture: detail from "Eileen", by Tom Roberts. ISBN: 0140041451. Our Book No: 10917. $10 AUD.

446. White, Patrick (1974). The Cockatoos: Shorter Novels and Stories (1st ed). London: Jonathan Cape. 307 pp. Hardback small octavo, dustjacket, very good condition (in very good dustjacket), blue-coloured top edge, all corners jacket tips little clipped as issued, corner tip one page creased, bottom corner tip cloth cover little bumped, minor edgewear. First edition. The wild and beautiful birds of the title are welcome trespassers in a suburban garden, and they transform the lives of the people they visit. The cockatoo appears in many disguises in this masterly collection of novellas and short stories. Essentially, the theme is intimacy, that close relationship in which possessive love can invade and cripple the spirit. The six stories are: A Woman's Hand - The Full Belly - The Night the Prowler - Five Twenty - Sicilian Vespers - The Cockatoos. The Australian author was awarded the Nobel Prize for Literature. ISBN: 0224009923. Our Book No: 28439. $20 AUD.

447. White, Patrick; Nolan, Sidney (jacket art) (1976). A Fringe of Leaves (1st ed). London: Jonathan Cape. 405 pp. Hardback small octavo, dustjacket, very good plus condition (in very good plus dustjacket), top edge blue-tinted, corner front flap jacket price-clipped, minimal edgewear. First edition. This powerful novel is an compelling adventure story. It is a harrowing tale of shipwreck, capture, and survival. Set in the 19th century, and told in a series of juxtapositions. Patrick White won the Nobel Prize for Literature. (1 of 2 available copies.). ISBN: 0224012908. Our Book No: 17427. $30 AUD.

448. White, Patrick (1977). A Fringe of Leaves (2nd printing ed). New York: Viking. 405 pp. Hardback octavo, dustjacket, very good condition (in very good dustjacket), cloth spine, rough cut bottom edge & fore-edge, minor edgewear jacket, edges & pages lightly toned, minimal edgewear. Second printing.This powerful novel is an compelling adventure story. It is a harrowing tale of shipwreck, capture, and survival. Set in the 19th century, and told in a series of juxtapositions. ISBN: 0670330736. Our Book No: 29620. $30 AUD.

449. White, Patrick (1979). The Twyborn Affair (1st ed). London: Jonathan Cape. 432 pp. Hardback small octavo, dustjacket, very good condition (in very good dustjacket), top edge brown tinted, minor edgewear jacket (small mark reverse side), copy 2. First edition (precedes American edition by 5 months.) This disquieting Australian novel, developing in 1914, sweeps from a French resort to a bleak corner of New South Wales, then to London streets and the apocalyptic blaze of the Second World War. Key characters include the wealthy middle-aged Australian, Mrs E. Boyd Golson - victim of her social and sexual doubts, and stirred by the mere glimpse of Empress Eudoxia - and a striking young Lieutenant, Eddie Twyborn DSO. ISBN: 0224017330. Our Book No: 3666A. $24 AUD.

450. White, Patrick (1987). Three Uneasy Pieces: The Screaming Potato - Dancing with Both Feet on the Ground - The Age of the Wart. Melbourne, Fairfield: Pascoe Publishing. 61 pp. Paperback small octavo, very good condition, pages toned as common, minimal edgewear. Three essays, written in the present tense, by the Australian novelist who won the Nobel Prize for Literature in 1973. Presenting a peeled potato, a dance in the kitchen, and a visit to the aged mother of a childhood friend, White considers our misguided struggle, our efforts to achieve aesthetic perfection, and suggests a way towards more satisfactory resolutions. (1 of 2 available copies.). ISBN: 0947087133. Our Book No: 9645. $10 AUD.

451. White, Patrick (1991). Patrick White Christmas Card [Xmas Card]. Sydney: State Library of New South Wales (SLNSW). 6 pp. Ephemera, card (folded into three panels), colour photos, as new condition, minimal edgewear. A Christmas card from Sydney containing a reproduction of Patrick White's letter to Father Christmas (Xmas) in 1918 (when he was six), as well as a photo of 'Paddy' on his rocking horse at that time. Our Book No: 17504. $15 AUD.

452. White, Patrick (2009). The Tree of Man (New ed). Sydney, North Sydney: Random House Australia. 479 pp. Paperback small thick octavo, very good condition, bottom corner front cover little creased, pages faintly toned, minor edgewear. Classic Australian novel in which Stan and Amy Parker are a young couple at the turn of the century set up home on a farm in an undeveloped area near the outskirts of a large Australian city. They grew up with the landscape, the trees, the new neighbours, droughts, floods. A timeless classic, radiating the beauty and tragedy of humanity. (Originally published, 1956.). ISBN: 9781741667707. Our Book No: 30730. $18 AUD.

453. White, Patrick (2012). The Hanging Garden (1st ed). Sydney: Knopf / Random House Australia. 224 pp. Hardback small octavo, dustjacket, very good condition (in very good dustjacket), illustrated endpapers, pages faintly toned as usual, minor edgewear jacket. First edition. Two children are brought to a wild garden on the shores of Sydney Harbour to shelter from the Second World War (WW2). The author explores the world of these children, the city of his childhood and the experience of war. The novel ends as the news reaches Sydney of victory in Europe, and the children face their inevitable separation. White put the novel aside at this point and how he planned to finish the work remains a mystery. But at his death he left behind a masterpiece in the making, which is published here for the first time. This unfinished novel was found in his papers after his death in 1990. This Australian author was awarded the Nobel Prize for Literature. ISBN: 9781742752655. Our Book No: 27181. $20 AUD.

454. White, Patrick (editor) (1986). Memoirs of Many in One, by Alex Xenophon Demirijian Gray (1st U.K. ed). London: Jonathan Cape / Printed by Butler & Tanner. 192 pp. Hardback small octavo, dustjacket, very good condition (in very good dustjacket), white endpapers, pages toned as usual, minor foxing jacket edges, minor edgewear, faint remainder stripe. Unusual final novel by Patrick White, written from the viewpoint of a leading lady Alex Gray, a quick-change artist of many personae. ISBN: 0224023713. Our Book No: 1193A. $20 AUD.

455. White, Patrick (editor) (1986). Memoirs of Many in One, by Alex Xenophon Demirijian Gray (1st Canadian ed). Toronto: Irwin Publishing. 192 pp. Hardback small octavo, dustjacket, very good condition (in very good dustjacket), green endpapers, papered board cover (cloth spine), minor edgewear, remainder mark (spot),. Unusual final novel by Patrick White, written from the viewpoint of a leading lady Alex Gray, a quick-change artist of many personae. ISBN: 0772516502. Our Book No: 4289. $20 AUD.

456. White, Paul William (1982). Garrett of Van Diemen's Land. Hobart: Parledee Press. 61 pp. Hardback small, no jacket as issued, very good condition, red cloth cover (gilt lettering), many black & white drawings, coloured frontispiece, owner sticker front pastedown, price sticker mark front free flyleaf. (No 57 of a limited edition of 100 copies, ISBN not in book, contains hand-coloured frontispiece.) Fictionalised account of the life of Reverend James Garrett (1793? - 1874), a Presbyterian minister in the early colony of Van Diemen's Land, who played a part in seminal events. SALE PRICE. ISBN: 0949584010. Our Book No: 12985. $10 AUD.

457. Whitworth, Robert (1994). Mary Summers: A Romance of the Australian Bush (1st ed) [Australian Books On Demand]. Canberra: Mulini Press. 99 pp. Paperback large octavo, very good condition, frontispiece, minor edgewear. An Australian novel by Robert Whitworth that was first published in 1865 as a serial in the "Australian Journal". This is a bushranger and detective story disguised as a romantic love story. There is a glimpse of the crime-ridden back streets of Sydney in the 1860s, a time when the author was appearing on the Sydney stage. (No 9 in the Australian Books On Demand series from Mulini Press.). ISBN: 0949910414. Our Book No: 29745. $30 AUD.

458. Wignell, Edel; Graham, Bob (illustrator) (1981). A Boggle of Bunyips. Sydney, Lane Cove: Hodder & Stoughton. 110 pp. Hardback small octavo, dustjacket, very good condition (in very good dustjacket), black & white drawings, minor edgewear. This collection of stories for young adults, compiled by Wignell, feature bunyips from billabongs, swamps, long ago, and modern bunyips. The author has put together this collection from many sources including Aboriginal myths, newspaper reports, fictional writings and historical research. ISBN: 0340277521. Our Book No: 27828. $15 AUD.

459. Wilding, Lynne (2013). Outback Sunset (Reprint ed). Sydney: HarperCollins. 422 pp. Paperback trade, very good plus condition, minimal edgewear. Australian novel about an English actress who falls in love with an Australian cattle station owner based in Western Australia. Will she survive the remote station life and the Selby family? ISBN: 9780732297596. Our Book No: 27711. $13 AUD.

460. Wilding, Michael (1972). Aspects of the Dying Process (1st ed). Brisbane, St Lucia: University of Queensland Press. 116 pp. Paperback trade, very good condition, bottom corner front cover & few pages little creased, tiny tear top rear cover near spine, small mark front cover, minor edgewear. Modern Australian short stories. They approach shared themes, shared settings, and sometimes shared characters from different angles. ISBN: 0702207624. Our Book No: 24889. $12 AUD.

461. Wilding, Michael (1984). Living Together (Reprint ed). Brisbane, St Lucia: University of Queensland Press. 193 pp. Paperback trade, very good condition, minor edgewear. A contemporary classic, this Australian novel by Michael Wilding probes the fears, neuroses, and tender absurdities of modern sexual mores. ISBN: 0702208965. Our Book No: 24896. $12 AUD.

462. Williams, Maslyn (1974). Florence Copley of Romney. Sydney: Collins. 191 pp. Hardback octavo, dustjacket, very good condition (in very good dustjacket), endpapers little toned, minor edgewear jacket (top spine chipped), sticker mark front free flyleaf, owner's written name & date. Historical Australian novel by Maslyn Williams, based on the true story of the beautiful, rich and wilful Florence Copley who was found guilty of murdering her husband. How she was saved from the gallows makes compelling reading. Set in the Southern Highlands of New South Wales (NSW), in the 1840s, when a new kind of society was emerging from the mixture of convict and emigrant settlers, this novel captures the beauty and the ruthlessness, the injustice and the courage, that went into the making of a new nation. ISBN: 000221587X. Our Book No: 22379. $15 AUD.

463. Windsor, Gerard (2000). The Mansions of Bedlam: Stories and Essays. Brisbane, St Lucia: University of Queensland Press (UQP). 416 pp. Paperback trade, very good condition, pages lightly toned, minor edgewear. This collection of stories and essays spans 25 years of his writing career, by the Australian ex-priest (Jesuit). ISBN: 0702231967. Our Book No: 25709. $15 AUD.

464. Winstanley, Eliza (1992). For Her Natural Life: A Tale of the 1830s (1st this ed) [Australian Books on Demand]. Canberra, Cook: Mulini Press. 193 pp. Paperback large octavo, very good condition, frontispiece, few black & white drawings, spine little creased, minor edgewear. An historical novel by Eliza Winstanley about a female convict or a "Government Woman" as they were called. Book 1 is the story of Margaret the heroine, in England and her struggle to survive with her child when her "noble" husband deserts her. The baby dies and she is tried for her "crime", and transported for life to New South Wales. Book 2 is her existence among other convicts on the ship. The heroine's adventures as an assigned convict, the evil superintendent of women convicts, and the worst of the villains who pursue her, are reported. The author was in the 1840s, 50s and 60s a successful actress in Sydney, Hobart, London and New York, and she brings a sense of melodrama to this story. A female counterpart to "For the Term of his Natural Life" by Marcus Clarke. (Australian Books on Demand Series, No 5.). ISBN: 0949910228. Our Book No: 29752. $30 AUD.

465. Winton, Tim (2002). Dirt Music (Reprint ed). Sydney: Pan Macmillan. 465 pp. Paperback thick octavo, very good condition, pages faintly toned, minor edgewear. A bestselling Australian novel about a woman whose life is a mess. Winner of five literary awards. ISBN: 0330363670. Our Book No: 24799. $20 AUD.

466. Winton, Tim (2007). Cloudstreet (Reprint ed). Melbourne: Viking / Penguin Books. 426 pp. Paperback thick trade, very good condition, minor edgewear, barcode sticker inside rear cover. A modern Australian classic. This book is a funny, sprawling saga of love and acceptance. Winner of the Miles Franklin and NBC Awards in Australia, it is a celebration of people, places and rhythms which has fuelled imaginations world-wide. ISBN: 9780140273984. Our Book No: 24800. $15 AUD.

467. Winton, Tim (2008). Lockie Leonard, Legend (Reprint ed). Sydney: Pan Macmillan. 188 pp. Paperback trade, very good condition, pages & edges lightly toned. An Australian novel for young adults. Lockie falls in love. ISBN: 9780330364621. Our Book No: 26463. $10 AUD.

468. Winton, Tim (2008). Breath (1st American ed). New York: Farrar, Straus & Giroux. 217 pp. Hardback small octavo, dustjacket, very good condition (in very good dustjacket), base spine & corners lightly bumped, minor edgewear jacket. First American edition. This is the story of paramedic Bruce Pike who is called out to deal with another teenage adventure gone wrong. ISBN: 9780374116347. Our Book No: 27776. $15 AUD.

469. Witting, Amy (1999). Maria's War (Reprint ed). Melbourne: Penguin Books. 254 pp. Paperback trade, very good condition, pages lightly toned, minor edgewear corners. Australian novel about an elderly lady named Erica who is reluctant to move to Leicester Gardens, until she forms a friendship with Maria who is haunted by war-time memories. ISBN: 0140276483. Our Book No: 28180. $15 AUD.

470. Wodhams, Jack (1982). Future War. Melbourne, St Kilda: Cory & Williams. 185 pp. Paperback, very good condition, pages little toned as usual, corner tip front cover creased, minor edgewear. Four science fiction short stories by Australian writer. ISBN: 0909117152. Our Book No: 4193. $10 AUD.

471. Wongar, B. (1980). The Track to Bralgu. London: Pan Books. 91 pp. Paperback small trade, good condition, few light creases covers, few tiny scuffs front cover, pages lightly toned, minor edgewear. A book of stories that deals with the clash of cultures - with what it means to be an Aboriginal man in a white man's land. (The author is a Serbian-Australian who writes as an Aboriginal, which is controversial.). ISBN: 0330259199. Our Book No: 30312. $10 AUD.

472. Wongar, B. (1991). Babaru Stories (1st Australian p/b ed). Sydney: Angus & Robertson. 99 pp. Paperback small trade, very good plus condition, black & white line drawings, minor edgewear. This book is a modern classic of Aboriginal story-telling, published now for the first time in Australia. (The author is a Serbian-Australian who writes as an Aboriginal, which is controversial.). ISBN: 020717069X. Our Book No: 30308. $15 AUD.

473. Wood, Charlotte (2019). The Weekend (1st ed). Sydney: Allen & Unwin. 259 pp. Paperback octavo, good plus condition, light stain top corner first few pages, minor edgewear. This novel by an Australian author is about four older women who have a lifelong friendship of the best kind, until one of them dies, and the ground shifts dangerously for the remaining three. Can they survive without her? A look at friendship, death, and the nature of human relationships and a great piece of storytelling. ISBN: 9781760292010. Our Book No: 30813. $15 AUD.

474. Wood, Karen (2011). Diamond Spirit (Reprint ed) [Diamond Spirit Series]. Sydney: Allen & Unwin. 266 pp. Paperback trade, very good condition, minimal edgewear. First book in a series of novels for young adults by Australian writer. Jess has lost her horse Diamond in a tragic accident. Can her friends and Walkabout the foal heal her broken heart? ISBN: 9781742373157. Our Book No: 25131. $10 AUD.

475. Wood, Karen (2011). Opal Dreaming (1st ed) [Diamond Spirit Series]. Sydney: Allen & Unwin. 264 pp. Paperback thick trade, very good condition, edges & pages lightly toned, minor edgewear. This is the third novel for young adults in the series. Jess heads west on an outback droving trip with her best friends and Luke. She is angry that Opal, her once-in-a lifetime horse, can't be brought home because she is ill with a mystery disease. Will she be able to bring Opal home? ISBN: 9781742373171. Our Book No: 27318. $10 AUD.

476. Wood, Karen (2011). Moonstone Promise (1st ed) [Diamond Spirit Series]. Sydney: Allen & Unwin. 247 pp. Paperback thick trade, very good condition, edges & pages lightly toned, minor edgewear. This is the second novel for young adults in the series. Luke takes of to the Gulf country (Queensland) in search of brumbies and finds himself camped by a river with three Aboriginal elders. Can a mob of wild brumbies and three wise men help Luke discover who he is and where he belongs? Includes a sneak preview of Book no 3 (11p.). ISBN: 9781742373164. Our Book No: 27317. $10 AUD.

477. Woodhouse, Jena (2014). Dreams of Flight (1st ed). Adelaide: Ginninderra Press. 168 pp. Paperback wide trade, very good condition, light bump base spine, minor edgewear. Short stories by Australian poet. The stories are written around flight meaning to fly and to flee. The characters grapple with the circumstances of their lives. A very richly written book by the author best known as a poet. ISBN: 9781740277266. Our Book No: 28769. $20 AUD.

478. Woods, Julian (2005). Next Stop, Goulburn (1st ed). Charnwood, ACT: Ginninderra Press. 324 pp. Paperback trade, very good plus condition, minimal edgewear. This collection of 12 short stories reflects scattered segments of Australian life in southern New South Wales (NSW) in the latter half of the 20th century. The author writes of human types and situations and tries to create significance from the chaos of experience. ISBN: 1740273265. Our Book No: 23984. $18 AUD.

479. Wraxall, Decima (2016). Letters from a Digger: A Tale of Loyalty and Courage in World War 1. Sydney, Dundas Valley: Raxa Books. 264 pp. Paperback small octavo, very good plus condition, minor edgewear. This historical novel and love story of Allie Wakeling and Billy Wraxall begins at a cricket match in the summer. Billy goes off to war in France (WW1), and when he does return, their world has changed forever. They begin their lives together, and fight against the injuries of war until tragedy finally overcomes them. The story is set against the background of the Great Depression. ISBN: 9780980495423. Our Book No: 29402. $20 AUD.

480. Wrightson, Patricia; Horder, Margaret (illustrator) (1968). A Racecourse for Andy (1st stated ed). New York: Harcourt, Brace & World. 156 pp. Hardback octavo, dustjacket, minimal EX-LIBRARY, good condition (in good dustjacket), edgewear jacket (small piece top spine removed, edges lightly foxed & frayed), top spine & top edge cloth cover notably rubbed, corner tips few pages lightly creased, library markings (barcode, digits), autograph (illustrator's comments prelim page), protected by removable semiarchival plastic sleeve. First edition. Novel for young adults about Andy who believes he has bought a racecourse. Written comments by Margaret Horder (illustrator): "American title for 'I Own the Racecourse'". A unique item. Our Book No: 15942. $20 AUD.

481. Zurbo, Matt (2001). Flyboy and the Invisible. Melbourne: Penguin Books. 244 pp. Paperback trade, very good condition, minor edgewear, edges & pages lightly toned. This novel for young adults is about two young boys named Carlo and Will who are best friends through thick and thin. Even when the whole town turns on them and Will begins to change. Carlo has no idea just how dangerous this friendship can get. ISBN: 0140297510. Our Book No: 27453. $10 AUD.

482. Zusak, Markus; White, Trudy (illustrator) (2008). The Book Thief (Reprint ed). Sydney: Picador / Pan Macmillan. 584 pp. Paperback octavo, very good condition, pages faintly toned, minor edgewear, cover photo differs from stock photo. This thought-provoking novel by an Australian author is set in Nazi Germany in 1939. Liesel picks up a book titled "The Gravedigger's Handbook", left at her brother's graveside by accident. It is her first act of book thievery. Liesel's love affair with books and words has begun. Soon, she is taking books from Nazi book-burnings, the mayor's wife's library, and any place that books are to be found. Liesel's foster family hides a Jewish fist-fighter in their basement, and her world is both opened up and closed down. ISBN: 9780330364263. Our Book No: 29010. $12 AUD.