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1. Abbott, J. H. M. (1946). Red O'Shaughnessy [Currawong Half-Crown Series]. Sydney: Currawong Press. 191 pp. Paperback, card covers, good condition, minor edgewear, black texta number front cover, faint foxing edges & pages, pages lightly toned, rubber stamp flyleaf, rear cover lightly rubbed. This story first appeared serially in "The World's News" (Sydney). Tale of adventures of an Irish convict during Macquarie's era in Sydney. Our Book No: 26713. $12 AUD.

2. Adams, Frances (1994). John Webb's End, or Strong as Death [Australian Books on Demand, no. 12]. Canberra: Mulini Press. 74 pp. Paperback large octavo, very good condition, frontispiece, few tiny scuffs front cover, small dent & tiny closed tears spine, slight crease front cover near spine, minor edgewear. This is a tragic Australian historical 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 our early beginnings and the nature of outback life. (Originally published, 1891.). ISBN: 0949910414. Our Book No: 29846. $25 AUD.

3. 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.

4. Aldous, Allan; Mackinlay, Miguel (illustrator) (1945). McGowan Goes to Sea (1st ed). London: Oxford University Press (OUP). 154 pp. Hardback octavo, dustjacket, very good condition (in good dustjacket), few black & white drawings, colour frontispiece, light foxing edges, minor edgewear jacket (rear cover soiled, chipped, flap clipped), minimal foxing endpapers & reverse side frontispiece, edges lightly toned, protected by removable semiarchival plastic sleeve. This collectible story for young adults is about a young journalist named Garry McGowan who travels around the world reporting on sporting events for a London newspaper. Follow his many adventures when he travels to Sydney to cover an ocean race from Sydney to Honolulu. Our Book No: 26392. $12 AUD.

5. 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.

6. 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 author weaves fact into inspiring fiction, creating a novel that is full of hope, glamour and heartbreak. ISBN: 9780732281359. Our Book No: 25486. $14 AUD.

7. 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.

8. 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.

9. 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.

10. 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, pages lightly toned, 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.

11. 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.

12. 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.

13. 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.

14. 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.

15. Atkinson, Louisa (1983). Tom Hellicar's Children. Canberra, Cook: Mulini Press. 103 pp. Paperback small octavo, very good plus condition, minor edgewear. This historical novel is set in Australia after the gold rushes, and was first published as a serial in the Sydney Mail. The story is about three children, left in the guardianship of their Uncle, and the treatment which they and their mother received at his hands. The author has included many realistic descriptions of colonial life. The rounding up of brumbies is a very vivid description of one of the boys in a dramatic ride down a rocky hillside after one of the wild horses: this scene was written over 30 years before - and may have been a model for - the same scene in "The Man From Snowy River". (Originally published in 1871 as 21 parts in the Sydney Mail newspaper.). ISBN: 0949910104. Our Book No: 29783. $18 AUD.

16. Atkinson, Louisa (1988). Myra. Canberra, Cook: Mulini Press. 53 pp. Paperback trade, very good plus condition, spine faintly faded, minor edgewear. This novel is set in the 1850s in a farming community west of Sydney on the Nepean River. This is a domestic novel dealing with human relationships, which gives a picture of life as it was often lived by women in the 1860s. An excellent novel about early colonial Australia. (Originally published in 1864 in six parts in the Sydney Mail newspaper.). ISBN: 0949910171. Our Book No: 29820. $20 AUD.

17. Bail, Murray (2000). Camouflage. Melbourne: Text Publishing. 84 pp. Hardback very small, dustjacket, very good condition (in very good dustjacket), minor edgewear jacket, pages lightly toned as usual. Two novellas by the Australian writer. "Camouflage" tells the story of Eric Banerjee, an unassuming Adelaide piano-tuner who is sent north in 1943 to contribute to the war effort. "The Seduction of My Sister" (originally published, 1998) describes the increasingly strange events when a new family moves into a suburban street. Two hauntingly powerful stories. ISBN: 1876485647. Our Book No: 23038. $10 AUD.

18. 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). 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: 017006753X. Our Book No: 22943. $10 AUD.

19. Baker, Candida (2000). The Hidden (1st ed). Sydney: Random House. 185 pp. Hardback octavo, dustjacket, very good 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). Australian novel, by 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. $15 AUD.

20. Baranay, Inez (1989). Between Careers (1st ed). Sydney: Imprint Collins. 128 pp. Paperback trade, very good condition, front cover scratched, faint foxing top edge, top corner rear cover & last few pages faintly creased. This novel, set in Sydney during the hedonism of the late 1970s, is a witty account of the choices women make about work, love and sex. This is her first novel. ISBN: 0732225221. Our Book No: 25694. $10 AUD.

21. 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.

22. 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.

23. 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.

24. 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.

25. Becke, Louis; Crittenden, Victor (biographical note) (2002). Bella of Barina [Small Tales of Early Australia Series, no. 6]. Canberra: Mulini Press. 68 pp. Paperback trade, very good condition, card cover, minor edgewear, previous owner’s initials & date inside front cover, two biro corrections rear cover. This Australian novel is an adventure story about a youth's experiences with a young girl in Port Macquarie. The story is about Australians in the middle of the 19th century and shows the social climate at that time. This book has never been published as a separate book, but was included in his collection of stories. The author was born at Port Macquarie, a coastal town in New South Wales. (Annotation by Alan Ivey, book collector.). ISBN: 0949910910. Our Book No: 29823. $16 AUD.

26. 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.

27. 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.

28. 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.

29. 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.

30. Blackadder, Jesse (2014). Paruku: The Desert Brumby (1st ed). Sydney: HarperCollins Australia. 216 pp. Paperback small trade, very good condition, light foxing top edge, bottom corner rear cover creased, pages faintly toned, minor edgewear. This moving novel for young adults is inspired by the true story of the Kimberley brumbies and their journey to Dubai for the pupose of horse racing. There is a photo of the author meeting Timana in Dubai. ISBN: 9790733331794. Our Book No: 30362. $15 AUD.

31. Boldrewood, Rolf (1891). The Squatter's Dream: A Story of Australian Life (Reprint ed). London: Macmillan & Co. 312 pp. Hardback octavo, no jacket as issued, good plus condition, red cloth cover (gilt vignette & spine lettering), inner hinge little split, cover corners little bumped (little marked), pages lightly toned as usual, flyleaves & rough-cut edges lightly foxed, minor edgewear. A classic novel of life in colonial rural Australia, by the author of "Robbery Under Arms". Jack Redgrave was a jolly, well-to-do young squatter, who, in the 1850s had a very fair cattle station in one of the Australian colonies, upon which he lived in much comfort and reasonable possession of the minor luxuries of life. Plus 44p publisher's catalogue at rear. Our Book No: 15768. $20 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. 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. ISBN: 9780734410078. Our Book No: 25092. $15 AUD.

34. Brooks, Geraldine (2002). Year of Wonders: A Novel of the Plague (Modern reprint ed). London: Fourth Estate. 321 pp. Paperback trade, very good condition, few small marks, minor edgewear. Historical novel of the plague, by Australian-American writer, set in a isolated mountain British village in 1666. The housemaid named Anna Frith is the unlikely heroine and healer. ISBN: 9781841154589. Our Book No: 28037. $10 AUD.

35. 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.

36. 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. $18 AUD.

37. Bruce, Mary Grant; Macfarlane, J. (illustrator) (1926). Timothy in Bushland (Reprint ed). London & Melbourne: Ward, Lock. 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 scuffed, some edge tears jacket (reverse side little foxed), endpapers toned, minor internal foxing, minor edgewear, owner's written name & non-author dedication. A scarce collectible novel for young adults. (Originally published 1912, this is the undated 1926 reprint.) 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. 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.). Our Book No: 15243. $80 AUD.

38. 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. (Estimated date, 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.

39. 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.

40. 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.

41. 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.

42. 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.

43. Bruce, Robert (1997). Dingoes and Other Poems (New ed) [Colonial Poets Series]. Canberra: Mulini Press. Unnum 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: 0949910577. Our Book No: 40013. $15 AUD.

44. 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.

45. Bunn, Anna Maria (anon); Webby, Elizabeth (introduction) (1994). The Guardian: A Tale [Australian Books on Demand]. Canberra: Mulini Press. 152 pp. Paperback large octavo, very good plus condition, annotation inside front cover (purchase history). This novel, written by "An Australian", was the first printed on the Australian mainland, and the first written by an Australian woman. This novel is a comedy of manners that indexes literary taste in Colonial Australia, but also includes murder and adultery. (Autograph of J. W. Bunn, presumably a relative, on title page. Written note by Alan Ives inside front cover states book was bought when launched by J. Bunn, Victor Crittenden and Elizabeth Webby. (“Webby" incorrectly spelt on copyright page and rear cover. ISBN incorrectly printed in book. No 10 in this series.). ISBN: 094991053X. Our Book No: 13371. $50 AUD.

46. 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.

47. Cambridge, Ada; Morrison, Elizabeth (editor) (1995). A Woman's Friendship (Reprint ed) [Colonial Texts]. Sydney, Kensington: New South Wales University Press. 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.

48. 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.

49. Campbell, Anne; Carney, Terry (illustrator) (1995). Bridging Cultures (1st ed). Canberra, Belconnen: Anne Campbell. 229 pp. Paperback wide trade, very good plus condition, few single-colour drawings, black & white photos, minimal edgewear. The author, from the Faculty of Education, University of Canberra, presents eight fictional short stories about relating to other cultures - interspersed with bits of factual information (as stated). ISBN: 0858894599. Our Book No: 21495. $10 AUD.

50. Carey, Peter (2003). My Life as a Fake (1st ed). Sydney, Milsons Point: Knopf / Random House. 280 pp. Hardback octavo, dustjacket, as new condition (in as new dustjacket), ribbed white board cover & jacket, sepia (brown-coloured) pictorial pastedowns, pink free flyleaves, fore-edge untrimmed, string bookmark. A fantastical gothic tale, inspired both by Mary Shelley's Frankenstein and the Ern Malley hoax. Sara, a poetry editor on holiday in Kuala Lumpur, meets an Australian, Christopher Chubb, in a bicycle shop. Chubb shows her an unbelievable scrap of poetry. She wants to publish it in her ailing poetry journal. Chubb insists that Sara hear his story first, this being the central plot of this novel. As a conservative young poet in Melbourne in the 1950s, he decided to teach the literary avant-gardes a lesson. He submits for publication the poetry a working-class poet of raw power and sexual frankness, conveniently dead at 24, and entirely the product of Chubb's imagination. The magazine falls for the hoax, and its editor is prosecuted for publishing obscenity. At the trial someone uncannily resembling the fake poet leaps to his feet. The horrified Chubb is confronted by the malevolent being he had himself manufactured. Wickedly explores how the phantom poet haunts ends up destroying his maker, pursuing Chubb from Melbourne to the seedy, tropical chaos of Kuala Lumpur. ISBN: 1740512464. Our Book No: 14662. $15 AUD.

51. 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.

52. Carmody, Isobelle (2007). Obernewtyn (Reprint ed) [Obernewtyn Chronicles, Book 1]. Melbourne: Penguin Group Australia. 244 pp. Paperback small trade, very good condition, map, small mark top edge last few pages, tiny dent front cover, minor edgewear corners. In a world struggling back from the brink of apocalypse, life is harsh. But for Elspeth Gordie, born with enhanced mental abilities that would see her sterilised or burned if discovered, it is also dangerous. Book 1 of a breathtakingly elaborate series from one of Australia's foremost writers of fantasy fiction for young adults. ISBN: 9780140178548. Our Book No: 29644. $10 AUD.

53. 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.

54. Carroll, Steven (2008). The Art of the Engine Driver (Reprint ed) [The Glenroy Novels]. Sydney: HarperCollins. 291 +18 pp. Paperback trade, very good condition, pages faintly toned, spine little creased, minor edgewear. Powerful Australian novel about ordinary suburban lives in the 1950s. The old and the new, diesel and steam, town and country all collide. ISBN: 9780732288983. Our Book No: 28824. $15 AUD.

55. 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.

56. 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.

57. Castles, Belinda (2007). The River Baptists. Sydney: Allen & Unwin. 285 pp. Paperback, very good condition, pages lightly toned, minor edgewear, autograph (author's written dedication title page), written dedication. A novel by Australian writer of secrets, small communities and the consequences of living with the past. ISBN: 9781741751932. Our Book No: 27197. $10 AUD.

58. Castro, Brian (2006). Shanghai Dancing: A Novel (3rd printing 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. Winner of Victorian Premier's Award 2003 for Fiction, Winner NSW Premier's Award for Fiction 2004. This fictional autobiography is told from an Australian perspective, it is loosely based on the author's family's life in Shanghai, Hong Kong and Macau from the 1930s to the 1960s. The author uses memory, stories, photos, and family myths and secrets to tell the story. ISBN: 0957831188. Our Book No: 28906. $20 AUD.

59. 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.

60. 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.

61. Cato, Nancy; Ellis, Vivian (1976). Queen Trucanini: A Novel (1st ed). London: William Heinemann. 255 pp. Hardback octavo, dustjacket, very good condition (in very good jacket), minor edgewear jacket (spine little faded & scuffed), author's note slightly highlighted. 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 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. Our Book No: 30299. $18 AUD.

62. Cheng, Christopher W. (2005). New Gold Mountain: The Diary of Shu Cheong, Lambing Flat, New South Wales, 1860 - 1861 (Reprint ed) [My Australian Story Series]. Sydney: Scholastic. 228 pp. Hardback small octavo, no jacket, dark blue pictorial cover, very good plus condition, light dent bottom edge front cover. This story for young adults is the adventures of a boy named Shu Cheong who works on the goldfields at Lambing Flat, New South Wales, in 1860. This book is suitable for children aged 9 - 12, and is in diary format. Life is tough, and there are many white settlers who are anything but friendly. The white miners' behavior towards the Chinese is becoming more and more violent. Shu Cheong witnesses increasing hatred and brutality towards his people - but he also learns the value of true friendship. ISBN: 9781865048512. Our Book No: 28322. $16 AUD.

63. 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.

64. Clarke, Marcus (1996). The Mystery of Major Molineux [Small Tales of Early Australia Series, no. 3]. Canberra, Jamison Centre: Mulini Press. 66 pp. Paperback trade, very good plus condition, card cover, minor edgewear. This is one of the author's 'Strange Tales'. The story is set in Hobart in the middle of the 19th century and concerns the strange behaviour of the Major, a resident in Hobart, and a very mysterious house. ISBN: 0949910651. Our Book No: 29871. $18 AUD.

65. Clarke, Patricia (1999). Rosa! Rosa! A Life of Rosa Praed, Novelist and Spiritualist. Melbourne: Melbourne University Press. 274 pp. Hardback octavo, dustjacket, very good plus condition (in very good plus dustjacket), black & white photos, minimal edgewear. This prolific author of 45 novels was a very unusual woman and spiritualist. She was born in frontier Queensland, but spent most of her adult life in the literary, artistic and political circles of London. As a young woman, she moved in the squattocracy circles of Brisbane - and later in London, as a member of Oscar Wilde's circle. Rosa kept notes of the characters and conversations around her - thus her books reveal keen and intelligent observation. (1 of 2 available copies.). ISBN: 0522848559. Our Book No: 14594. $20 AUD.

66. 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.

67. Coleman, Claire G. (2017). Terra Nullius: A Novel (1st ed). Sydney: Hachette. 294 pp. Paperback octavo, very good condition, minor edgewear corner tips. Historical novel set in early colonial australia. The natives of the colony were restless. The settlers are eager to have a nation of peace. Families are torn apart, re-education is enforced. This rich land will provide for all. The author, identifies with the South Coast Nyoongar people. Winner of the Black&write Fellowship 2016. ISBN: 9780733638312. Our Book No: 40199. $18 AUD.

68. 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. (Estimated date, 1906, Worldcat, bookplate dated 1920.) 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. (School prize bookplate, Leslie Hunt, Christ Church Sunday School, Luton.). Our Book No: 16614. $120 AUD.

69. Collins, Tom; Furphy, Joseph (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. (An earlier book, published in 1921, omitted nine chapters.). Our Book No: 12633. $20 AUD.

70. 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.

71. Cormick, Craig (1998). Unwritten Histories. Canberra: Aboriginal Studies Press. 188 pp. Paperback trade, very good condition, minimal edgewear. In this witty and satirical revisiting of Australia's heroic past, the author rediscovers the contributions of indigenous Australians that have always remained unrecorded and unacknowledged. Drawing on original records of the time, he has turned the spotlight away from its traditional focus to illuminate those whom history had forgotten. The combination of humour and fantasy make this collection of short stories playful and mordant, funny and frightening, and an exciting new work of Australian fiction (faction). SALE PRICE. ISBN: 0855753161. Our Book No: 23785. $10 AUD.

72. 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.

73. 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.

74. 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.

75. 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.

76. 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. 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. ISBN: 1920694390. Our Book No: 21858. $15 AUD.

77. Cuellar, Carol; Williams, John (musician) (2001). Harry Potter and the Sorcerer's Stone: Selected Themes from the Motion Picture: Piano Solos (1st ed). Miami, FL: Warner Bros Publications. 46 pp. Paperback large quarto, very good condition, full-page colour photos, two black & white photos at end of book, music scores, spine little creased, corner tips covers little scuffed, top of spine slightly bumped, minor creasing covers, few tiny dents front cover, covers little rubbed & scratched. The themes in this book have been taken from the movie of Harry Potter and the Sorcerer's Stone. The music scores (sheet music) include Diagon Alley, Fluffy's Harp, Harry's Wondrous World, Hedwig's Theme, Nimbus 2000, and Voldemort. A wonderful book to add to a Harry Potter collection. ISBN: 0757991300. Our Book No: 30091. $18 AUD.

78. 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.

79. Cusack, Dymphna; James, Florence (1981). Come in Spinner (Reprint ed) [Sirius Quality Paperbacks]. Sydney: Sirius / Angus & Robertson. 444 pp. Paperback, stiffened cover, very good condition, spine lightly creased, few faint marks edges, minor edgewear. A powerful novel set in Sydney during WW2 about love between Australian girls and American "occupation" troops. Vice and rackets flourished, and anything could be obtained at a price. ISBN: 0207142637. Our Book No: 4240. $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. 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. $13 AUD.

82. 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.

83. Day, Marele (editor) (1996). How to Write Crime (1st ed). Sydney: Allen & Unwin. 187 pp. Paperback trade, very good condition, minor edgewear. This book by an Australian crime fiction novelist reveals crime writers at work and provides insights into how their books were produced, The author has brought together 12 crime writers and readers to give invaluable insights into what they do, what they look for and suggest ways for you to write. There are skills, techniques and short cuts and ways to solve problems that have helped the best-selling contributors in their careers. Exercises follow most of the chapters. Winner of the Ned Kelly Award. ISBN: 186373998X. Our Book No: 27499. $15 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 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. (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, no. 8]. Canberra: Mulini Press. 38 pp. Paperback trade, very good condition, card cover, bottom corner front cover creased, minor edgewear. This historical novelette 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.). ISBN: 0975178415. Our Book No: 29836. $18 AUD.

89. de Goy, Andre (1852). Aventures Sur Mer et Sur Terre [French language: Adventures]. 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. (French language. Estimated date, 1852, Trove catalogue.) 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. Not in Ferguson. Muir 2912 (children's book). All 8 plates including frontispiece present. Our Book No: 16516. $200 AUD.

90. de Kretser, Michelle (2008). The Lost Dog (1st p/b ed). Sydney: Allen & Unwin. 343 pp. Paperback small trade, 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 Kretser, Michelle (2017). The Life to Come (1st ed). Sydney: Allen & Unwin. 375 pp. Paperback octavo, very good condition, top corner front cover little creased, minor edgewear corners covers & few pages. This novel by Australian writer is set in Sydney, Paris and Sri Lanka. About the stories we tell and don't tell ourselves as individuals, as societies and as nations. Pippa is a writer who longs for success. Celeste tries to convince herself that her feeling for her married lover are returned. Ash makes strategic use of his childhood in Sri Lanka but can't face the memory of a tragedy from that time. ISBN: 9781760296568. Our Book No: 30380. $15 AUD.

92. 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.

93. 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.

94. 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.

95. 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.

96. 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. (Estimated date, 2008).) This book 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. ISBN: 9780957945210. Our Book No: 27094. $30 AUD.

97. Donovan, Kay (2001). Bush Oranges (1st ed). Melbourne: Penguin Books. 220 pp. Hardback small, dustjacket, very good condition (in very good dustjacket), minor edgewear jacket (few tiny marks reverse side), ribbon bookmark. This novel is set in the brooding, tempestuous climate of North Queensland from the 1920s to the 1990s. A contemporary story of love and mothering, loyalty and respectability, and the gentle rub of life that can polish one person and grind another down. ISBN: 0670911860. Our Book No: 26021. $10 AUD.

98. 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.

99. 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.

100. Dubosarsky, Ursula (2005). The First Book of Samuel (Reprint ed). Melbourne: Puffin Books / Penguin Books. 159 pp. Paperback, very good plus condition. Novel for young adults by Australian writer. ISBN: 9780140369953. Our Book No: 12383. $10 AUD.

101. 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.

102. 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.

103. Durack, Mary (1996). Keep Him My Country (Reprint ed). London: Corgi Books. 272 pp. Paperback, very good condition, covers minimally creased, pages faintly toned as usual, rear cover little scratched, top edge minimally foxed. 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.

104. 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.

105. 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.

106. 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.

107. 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. $12 AUD.

108. 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.

109. 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.

110. 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.

111. 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.

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. A 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. $10 AUD.

113. Falkner, Heather (1989). Up All Night. Sydney: Imprint / Collins Publishers. 120 pp. Paperback, very good plus condition. Australian fiction - a novel of contemporary Sydney. 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 Victoe, who has gangster associates. Then, Griff - an old lover - comes back into her life, with his own troubles. ISBN: 0732225388. Our Book No: 14781. $10 AUD.

114. Farjeon, B. L. (1872). Grif: A Story of Australian Life. New York: Harper & Brothers. 146 pp. Hardback octavo, modern black cloth binding (gilt spine lettering, new endpapers), good plus condition overall, 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 (no loss text). 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. $100 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. A novel about a retired barrister and son of a celebrated politician. He lives in the Blue Mountains 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: 2740761308. Our Book No: 22326. $10 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. 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. Our Book No: 27450. $15 AUD.

118. Flanagan, Richard (2002). Gould's Book of Fish: A Novel in Twelve Fish (1st small p/b ed). Sydney: Picador / Pan Macmillan. 445 pp. Paperback thick trade, very good condition, colour drawings at rear, pages faintly toned as usual, minor edgewear. First small paperback edition. A work of fiction about a convict, William Buelow Gould, condemned to the most feared penal colony in the British Empire (Van Diemen's Land) and there ordered to paint a book of fish. (Originally published, 2001.). ISBN: 0330363786. Our Book No: 25722. $10 AUD.

119. Flanagan, Richard (2008). Wanting (1st ed). Sydney: Knopf Australia / Random House. 256 pp. Hardback octavo, dustjacket, very good condition (in very good dustjacket), owner's name & address label front free flyleaf reverse side, minor edgewear jacket. This Australian historical novel is a haunting meditation about love, loss and life determined - not by reason, but only ever by wanting. Set in Van Diemen's Land (Tasmania) and England in the 1840s. In the remote penal colony of Van Diemen's Land, a barefoot Aboriginal girl sits for her portrait in a red silk dress. She is Mathinna, the adopted daughter of the island's governor, Sir John Franklin, and his wife, Lady Jane, and the subject of a grand experiment in civilisation. About 25 years later, John Franklin has disappeared in the Arctic on an expedition to find the fabled Northwest Passage. England is horrified as reports of cannibalism filter back from search parties, no one more so than the most celebrated novelist Charles Dickens, for whom Franklin's story becomes a means to plumb the frozen depths of his soul. ISBN: 9781741666557. Our Book No: 26192. $20 AUD.

120. 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.

121. Flanagan, Richard (2014). The Narrow Road to the Deep North. Sydney: Vintage / Random House. 467 pp. Paperback thick trade, very good condition, minimal 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. $14 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. 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.

124. Franklin, Miles; Duncan, Roy (introduction) (1983). On Dearborn Street (Reprint ed). Sydney: University of Queensland Press. 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. $10 AUD.

125. Franklin, Miles; Cusack, Dymphna (1988). Pioneers on Parade (1st illustrated ed). Sydney: Angus & Robertson. 296 pp. Hardback octavo, dustjacket, very good condition (in very good dustjacket), black & white & colour illustrations, minor edgewear jacket (small closed tear rear cover), base spine & corner little rubbed. This novel is a unique collaboration between two of Australia's best-known writers. The book was written at the time of the nation's sesquicentenary in 1938 and is set against the events of that year of celebration. Now illustrated in colour and black and white with advertisements and magazine covers that look at the 1930s, this book, with its impish humour and steady irreverence for established beliefs and institutions, is as fresh and alive now as it was when it was first written. ISBN: 0207159254. Our Book No: 27416. $18 AUD.

126. French, Jackie (1995). Somewhere Around the Corner (Reprint ed) [Bluegum Series]. Sydney: Angus & Robertson. 212 pp. Paperback trade, very good condition, tiny bump bottom edge rear cover, minor edgewear. Novel for young adults by popular Australian writer. This story was inspired by stories of a 'susso camp' that was situated near the author's home. While participating in a political demonstration, a young Australian girl finds herself transported back in time to a homeless camp during the Depression where she discovers that the actions of one person can make a difference. ISBN: 0207183597. Our Book No: 25017. $10 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. This is the 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 WW1. 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. $10 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. This is a fantasy novel for young adults about time, culture and the land, by Australian writer. 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. Garden, Mary (1988). The Serpent Rising: A Journey of Spiritual Seduction (1st ed). Brisbane: Brolga Publishing. 184 pp. Paperback, very good condition, minimal edgewear. Novel based on the author's personal experience of travel to India in search of enlightenment. ISBN: 1875115005. Our Book No: 10293. $15 AUD.

132. Gardner, Scot (2002). White Ute Dreaming (1st ed). Sydney: Pan Macmillan. 213 pp. Paperback, very good condition, pages faintly toned, front cover little creased, minor edgewear corners. A humorous story for young adults 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.

133. Garner, Helen (1992). Cosmo Cosmolino (1st ed). Melbourne, Ringwood: McPhee Gribble / Penguin Books. 221 pp. Hardback octavo, dustjacket, very good condition (in very good dustjacket), faint rubbed mark free flyleaf, edges & pages lightly toned, minor edgewear jacket, base spine & bottom corners little rubbed. First edition. A novel by Australian writer about a woman named Janet who labours at forgetting the past - Ray who hides from it in the pages of his gilt-edged book, waiting for his brother to connect him to life - and Maxine, urgent, batty, ecstatic about auras and angels, who in her innocence bursts the barricade that separates dream from reality, and hacks a path for all of them, into the future. ISBN: 0869142658. Our Book No: 27443. $15 AUD.

134. Garner, Helen (2008). The Spare Room (Reprint ed). Melbourne: Text Publishing. 195 pp. Hardback small, dustjacket, very good condition (in very good dustjacket), pages lightly toned as common, minor edgewear jacket (owner's initials front flap). Novel by Australian writer. When Helen offers her spare room to her old friend Nicola, she has little idea what lies ahead. This is an unforgettable journey, heartbreaking and inspiring, which will test their friendship to its limit. ISBN: 9781921351396. Our Book No: 27773. $10 AUD.

135. 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. $60 AUD.

136. Gaskin, Catherine (1954). Sara Dane (1st ed). London / Sydney: Collins. 448 pp. Hardback octavo, dustjacket, good plus condition (in good plus dustjacket), endpapers lightly toned, edgewear & small edge tears jacket (sticker mark front cover, small loss top spine, reverse side lightly foxed & toned), protected by removable semiarchival plastic sleeve. First edition. Historical romance by Irish-Australian writer about a convict, Sara Dane, wrongly transported to Sydney Cove in 1792, but who later rose to prominence in Sydney society. Based loosely on the life of Mary Reibey. Our Book No: 2634. $15 AUD.

137. Geering, R. G. (editor); Segerberg, A. (editor) (1994). Christina Stead: Selected Fiction and Nonfiction (1st ed) [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. $12 AUD.

138. 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.

139. 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 plus condition, minimal 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. $14 AUD.

140. 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.

141. 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.

142. 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.

143. 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.

144. 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.

145. 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.

146. 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.

147. 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.

148. 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.

149. 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.

150. Gray, Dulcie (1975). Murder in Melbourne (Reprint ed). London: Severn House. 191 pp. Hardback small octavo, dustjacket, very good condition (in very good dustjacket), minor edgewear jacket (light toning reverse side, top corner creased, spine little faded), edges & pages toned, top corner boards bumped. Australian crime fiction about air-pilot Richard Quayle and the death of his girlfriend. They had been apart while he decided if he wanted to marry her, now he knew he did want to, but when he went to the sleazy hotel at Melbourne where Anna had been staying, he found her dead. He decides to do some sleuthing himself to hasten the police investigation. Our Book No: 27475. $18 AUD.

151. Greenwood, Kerry (2002). Murder in Montparnasse: A Phryne Fisher Mystery (Reprint ed). Sydney: Allen & Unwin. 292 pp. Paperback, very good condition, edges & pages faintly toned, minor edgewear. Australian crime fiction novel. Bert and Cec, Phryne's wharfie mates, appeal to her for help in solving the murders of two soldiers who were part of a group of seven Australian soldiers carousing in Paris in 1918, who just happened to see a murder taking place. ISBN: 1865088064. Our Book No: 27189. $10 AUD.

152. 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.

153. Grenville, Kate (1990). The Writing Book: A Workbook of Fiction Writers (Reprint ed). Sydney: Allen & Unwin. 192 pp. Paperback trade, very good condition, pages faintly toned as usual, minimal edgewear. The noted Australian novelist provides more than how to write fiction. It takes a step-by-step approach to the actual process: getting started, bringing characters to life, writing convincing dialogue, revisions, writer's block, etc. ISBN: 186448943X. Our Book No: 4316. $10 AUD.

154. Grenville, Kate (2011). Sarah Thornhill: Sequel to the Secret River (1st ed). Melbourne: Text Publishing. 307 pp. Hardback octavo, dustjacket, very good condition (in very good dustjacket), minor edgewear jacket (tiny dent front cover, tiny scuff spine edge). First edition. This is the story of Sarah Thornhill, the youngest child of William Thornhill, convict-turned-landowner on the Hawkesbury River. She was at the heart of her previous Australian historical novel "The Secret River", and this book is the sequel. The novel is about love lost and found, a tragic secret, histories becoming tangled, and the importance of keeping family stories alive. ISBN: 9781921758621. Our Book No: 28121. $15 AUD.

155. 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.

156. Grogan, Wayne (2008). Heavy Allies. Blackheath, NSW: Brandl & Schlesinger. 295 pp. Paperback octavo, very good condition, minimal edgewear. Australian crime fiction, largely based on disturbing true events. From the blurb: "Australia didn't have a drug problem until the Nugan Hand merchant bank with its shadowy tentacles to the CIA opened in Sydney in the 1970s, financing heroin trafficking through money laundering on a mammoth scale. Its intricate chessboard of crime had two grandmasters: Michael Hand, a mysterious former Green Beret, and Bernie Houghton, a gregarious wheeler-dealer who was also a product of the US secret intelligence network. In his new novel, the award-winning Australian author worms inside Nugan Hand to tell American readers the almost unknown story of how the United States inflicted a heroin plague on its closest ally, with ruthless military precision.". ISBN: 9781876040994. Our Book No: 17284. $20 AUD.

157. 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.

158. 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.

159. 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.

160. Halls, Geraldine (1995). The Last Summer of the Men Shortage (Revised ed). Adelaide, Kent Town: Wakefield Press. 225 pp. Paperback trade, dustjacket, card covers, very good condition (in very good dustjacket), front cover little creased, minor edgewear jacket, security sticker inside rear cover. A saucy novel of war-time Sydney, originally published in 1976, and here revised. (The author also wrote thrillers under the pseudonym Charlotte Jay.). ISBN: 1862543607. Our Book No: 21718. $10 AUD.

161. 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.

162. Handley, Richard (2011). The Mad Louisa: The Life Story of Louisa Lawson, an Outstanding Character in Australian History [Louisa Lawson]. Melbourne, Docklands: JoJo Publishing. 309 pp. Paperback octavo, very good condition, black & white photos, top corner tip front cover creased. This is the inspiring life story of Louisa Lawson, the Australian poet, publisher, feminist and social reformer. She is best known as the mother of Henry Lawson, but Louisa Lawson deserves acknowledgement as Australia's first prominent supporter of women's rights (though untidy in her personal life, and possibly suffering a mental illness). Fictionalised, but sticks close to the facts where available. ISBN: 9780980871043. Our Book No: 15566. $20 AUD.

163. 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.

164. Harris, Alexander; Ramson, W. S. (editor) (1967). The Emigrant Family, or the Story of an Australian Settler (Reprint ed). Canberra: Australian National University Press (ANU Press). 418 pp. Paperback thick trade, very good plus condition, minimal edgewear corners. This historical novel, edited and introduced by W. S. Ramson, is set in New South Wales in the 1830s. Vivid scenic descriptions and informed comment on the life and customs of the young colony make this a good novel for anyone interested in Australian social history. Originally published in three volumes in 1849, with a second edition, titled "Martin Beck" after its villain and dominant character, appearing in 1852. Our Book No: 26063. $18 AUD.

165. Harrower, Elizabeth (2014). In Certain Circles (1st ed). Melbourne: Text Publishing. 252 pp. Hardback octavo, dustjacket, very good condition (in very good dustjacket), minor edgewear jacket. This psychological drama is about family and love, tyranny and freedom and is set in the lush gardens and grand stone houses that are part of the north side of Sydney Harbour. This book was completed in 1971, five years after "The Watch Tower", and is now published for the first time. This long-lost novel is the work of a major writer. ISBN: 9781922182296. Our Book No: 27971. $15 AUD.

166. 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. (Estimated date, 1902, Trove catalogue. Also date of dedication) A classic Australian novel for young adults. Plus 24p publisher's catalogue of popular illustrated books. Muir 3327. Sydnet Inner West interest, dedication reads: "Awarded to Hilda Tucker (Lucker?) for General Proficiency. Supt Public School Annandale, J. Warren, Mistress.". Our Book No: 14262. $120 AUD.

167. 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.

168. 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.

169. 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.

170. Hathorn, Libby (1990). Thunderwith. Melbourne: Mammoth. 189 pp. Paperback, very good condition, minor creasing front cover corner, minor edgewear. Novel for young adults. 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. $10 AUD.

171. 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 pine 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.

172. Hathorn, Libby (2008). Georgiana: Woman of Flowers (1st ed). Sydney: Hachette. 297 pp. Paperback trade, very good condition, corner rear cover lightly creased, minor edgewear. Based on the real life of Georgiana Molloy, pioneer botanist, this novel for young adults looks at the fascinating world of a woman whose passion for the indigenous flowers of Western Australia led to their proliferation around the world. ISBN: 9780733609169. Our Book No: 23290. $10 AUD.

173. Hawker, Ruth M. (1950). Heather at Magpie Creek [Leighton Series]. Melbourne: Geoffrey Cumberlege / Oxford University Press. 111 pp. Hardback octavo, dustjacket, good condition (in good dustjacket), edges toned, edges & pages lightly foxed, 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.

174. Hay, Sarah (2002). Skins (Reprint ed). Sydney, Crow's Nest: Allen & Unwin. 226 pp. Paperback trade, very good condition, pages lightly toned, minor edgewear, faint sticker mark rear cover. This historical novel is about a woman named Dorothea Newell who is marooned on Middle Island with other survivors from a shipwreck off the coast of Western Australia in 1835. This is the compelling story of Dorothea's emotional and physical journey back to civilisation. ISBN: 1865088072. Our Book No: 28313. $10 AUD.

175. 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. (Originally published, 1919, this is the 1975 edition.) Recognised as the authors' best novel. Written during WW1, 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. ISBN: 0851798314. Our Book No: 22405. $10 AUD.

176. 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.

177. Heffernan, John (2010). Where There's Smoke: Stay to Fight, Fight to Stay (Reprint ed). Sydney: Scholastic. 205 pp. Paperback trade, very good condition, top corner tip front cover little creased, minor edgewear. A story for young adults about a bushfire in a quiet rural town named Edenville. The town is fictitious, to avoid causing pain to any individual, and the fact that bushfires happen over a wide area in Australia - however, the Black Saturday fires in Victoria in February, 2009, are close to what happens in this story. Target audience: Primary school age. ISBN: 9781862918665. Our Book No: 29087. $15 AUD.

178. 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.

179. 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. Our Book No: 27483. $20 AUD.

180. 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.

181. 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). The stories in this light-hearted book 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 "Capricornia". Our Book No: 28070. $18 AUD.

182. 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.

183. 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.

184. 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.

185. Hibberd, Jean; Thring, Merilyn (illustrator) (1987). Further Adventures of Peter Possum and His Friends (1st ed). Wilberforce, NSW: Fitzgerald Publishing. 119 pp. Paperback wide trade, very good condition, black & white drawings, top corner front cover creased, spine little faded. A wonderful story about a group of animals and birds working together and interacting with humans who want to help them keep their habitat. The delightful illustrations will bring a smile to adults and children alike. ISBN: 0949386022. Our Book No: 22318. $10 AUD.

186. 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.

187. 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.

188. Hill, Fitzmaurice; Niland, Kilmeny (cover art) (2005). Captain Tuffems: A Family Story of Australian Pioneers (2nd ed). North Richmond, NSW: Shining Press. 157 pp. Paperback trade, very good condition, black & white drawings, bottom corner creased front cover, minor edgewear. Originally published as "Southward Ho With the Hentys". The adventures of a pioneer family who sailed from Sussex aboard the barque Caroline in 1829, and with Edward Henty established the first permanent settlement in Victoria at Portland Bay in 1834. This is a true story even through Judy and Jim Hall and their parents were created by the author in order to tell it. The story is told from the child's viewpoint to engage readers in what life was really like in the 1820s. This new edition makes it more appealing to young people of today as it is a family story. Also includes the story of an ordinary sheep, Captain Tuffems, a Spanish Merino whose lineage started in the Court of Phillip of Spain. Captain Tuffems became a pioneer and one of the founders of the Australian wool industry. ISBN: 1876870303. Our Book No: 26537. $30 AUD.

189. Hodgins, Philip (1994). Dispossessed: A Tale of Modern Rural Australia. Sydney: Angus & Robertson. 109 pp. Paperback small thin trade, very good condition, minimal foxing flyleaf & title page, minor 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.

190. 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.

191. Horsfield, Dorothy (2005). Venom (1st ed). Canberra: Pandanus Books. 305 pp. Paperback square, very good plus condition. A young mother joins an entomologist in his project 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. ISBN: 1740761790. Our Book No: 22290. $15 AUD.

192. 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.

193. 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. $15 AUD.

194. Howell, Mrs W. May (1869). Reminiscences of Australia: The Diggings and the Bush (1st ed). 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. Our Book No: 15099. $350 AUD.

195. 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.

196. 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.

197. 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.

198. 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.

199. 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.

200. Hunt, Neil (1933). Desert Law. Sydney: William Brooks & Co. Ltd. 132 pp. Hardback 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.

201. 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.

202. 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.

203. 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.

204. 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.

205. 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.

206. Jenkin, Graham; Davis, Joedie (illustrator); Koolmateri, Janis (authentication) (2003). Meralte: The Boat (1st ed). Kurralta Park, SA: J. B. Publishing. 96 pp. Paperback trade, very good condition, colour illustrations, faint foxing edges, minor edgewear. This story for young adults, set 10,000 years ago, is about two 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. It is a story able to be understood and appreciated by children and adults over a wide range of ages. ISBN: 1876622466. Our Book No: 28316. $30 AUD.

207. 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.

208. 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.

209. 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.

210. 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.

211. 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. 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. $10 AUD.

212. 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.

213. 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.

214. 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.

215. 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.

216. Kefala, Antigone (2002). Summer Visit: Three Novellas. Newcastle, NSW: Giramondo Publishing Company / School of Language & Media, University Of Newcastle. 119 pp. Paperback small octavo, very good plus condition. A collection of three complementary novellas by the distinguished Australian poet Antigone Kefala. ISBN: 0957831153. Our Book No: 23257. $10 AUD.

217. 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.

218. 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.

219. 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.

220. 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.

221. 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 abn Australian writer is based on a true story. It is the story of Agnes Magnusdottir who in 1829, in northern Iceland, is condemned to death for her part in the brutal murder of two men. Iceland's formidable landscape, where it is a daily battle for survival is well described by the author, who went to Iceland as a teenager on a Rotary exchage program, and learnt about the story of Agnes. ISBN: 9781742612829. Our Book No: 29002. $18 AUD.

222. Kent, Hannah (2016). The Good People (1st ed). Sydney: Picador / Pan Macmillan Australia. 386 pp. Paperback octavo, very good condition, minor edgewear. This novel is by an Australian author who wrote "Burial Rites" set in Iceland. This novel is set in Ireland in 1825, in a remote valley between the mountains of 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.

223. 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. $20 AUD.

224. Krimmer, Sally (editor); Lawson, Alan (editor) (1980). Barbara Baynton (1st ed) [Portable Australian Authors]. Brisbane, St Lucia: University of Queensland Press. 340 pp. Hardback octavo, dustjacket, very good condition (in very good dustjacket), frontispiece, tiny dent front cover jacket (minor edgewear, faint foxing reverse side, rear cover lightly rubbed), small mark bottom edge, edges lightly foxed. This comprehensive book presents Barbara Bayton's revised text of the stories from her collection "Bush Studies", together with three later stories and the full text of her novel "Human Toll" - reprinted for the first time. Included are previously uncollected poems and articles as well as an interview. This wide-ranging biographical and critical introduction reveals interesting new information about Bayton, whose life began in the bush as the daughter of a carpenter, and ended in fashionable London society. ISBN: 0702213772. Our Book No: 26860. $20 AUD.

225. 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 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.

226. 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.

227. 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.

228. Lang, John George (1989). Legends of Australia: Frederick Charles Howard. Canberra, Cook: Mulini Press. 144 pp. Paperback trade, very good condition, black & white drawings including frontispiece, small dent spine, covers little rubbed, minor edgewear. The basis of this historical Australian novel is of a young aristocrat convicted of murdering his father-in-law and transported to Botany Bay. This tale does not depict him as the innocent, hard done by, hero of later novels. His beautiful young wife chased after him, arrived in Sydney, and then had a cross-country ride to Bong Bong in an open mail coach driven by a larrikin character called John Smith. This tale is enjoyable and gives a true picture of Australia in the 1830s. Written by the first native-born Australian novelist. ISBN: 094991018X. Our Book No: 29769. $30 AUD.

229. Lang, John George; Crittenden, Victor (editor) (1989). Hovelling (New ed) [John Lang Project Occasional Tales]. Canberra: Mulini Press. 8 pp. Paperback trade, stapled pamphlet, card covers, very good condition, minor edgewear. This is a fascinating tale of adventure and bravery written by the first native-born Australian novelist. The story is about male hovellers (unofficial maritime pilots), but also about their wives. (No 1 in this series.). ISBN: 0975178466. Our Book No: 40015. $15 AUD.

230. Lang, John George (1992). Lucy Cooper (An Australian Tale) [Australian Books on Demand, no. 3]. Canberra, Cook: Mulini Press. 58 pp. Paperback large octavo, very good condition, black & white drawings, light crease front cover, edges lightly toned, minor edgewear. This is an Australian colonial novel about a convict girl assigned as a servant to a prominent lawyer in Sydney. The adventures and descriptions capture the feeling of the times and portray the life of the convicts as well as the style of living of the more prosperous citizens. The story was first published in 1846, anonymously, the work has now been attributed to John Lang. ISBN: 0949910236. Our Book No: 29777. $25 AUD.

231. 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. A series of tales 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. (Single biro correction in Introduction by book collector Alan Ivey.). ISBN: 0949910406. Our Book No: 29811. $25 AUD.

232. Lang, John George (2004). Mazarine [Australian Books on Demand, no. 19]. 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 Heidelburg 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. (Author is Australian, but the story is set in Britain and Europe.). ISBN: 0975178482. Our Book No: 29817. $25 AUD.

233. Lang, John George (2004). Raymond [Australian Books on Demand, no. 18]. Canberra: Mulini Press. 62 pp. Paperback large octavo, very good condition, frontispiece, minor edgewear, minor annotation front flyleaf. This Australian historical novel is partly autobiographical, but has a gothic ending of disaster and death. Originally published in 1840 anonymously. The work has now been attributed to John Lang. (Annotation by Alan Ives, book collector.). ISBN: 0975178458. Our Book No: 29874. $15 AUD.

234. 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 novelette is partly autobiographical but has a gothic ending of disaster and death. The story was originally published in 1840 anonymously, but now attributed to John Lang. (No 9 in this series. Annotation by Alan Ives, book collector). ISBN: 0975178431. Our Book No: 30072. $12 AUD.

235. Lang, John George (2005). Further Tales from Botany Bay (New ed) [Australian Books on Demand]. Canberra: Mulini Press. 133 pp. Paperback large octavo, very good condition, frontispiece, minor edgewear, 1 biro correction rear of book, previous owners note inside front cover. The author wrote many stories published in English and Indian periodicals and newspapers. Most of these stories have not been republished. This collection (1836 - 1860) brings together his other Australian short stories. 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. A 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 this series.). ISBN: 9780975723243. Our Book No: 29812. $20 AUD.

236. Lang, John George (2006). Invisible Ghosts [John Lang Project Occasional Tale, no. 2]. Canberra: Mulini Press. 16 pp. Paperback trade, stapled, very good plus condition, frontispiece. This story was first published in Household Words [Charles Dickens’ magazine], 1857. The story is set in England and is about a haunted house. The tale may be based on a true story about a real house that the author had been to. It will keep readers guessing as to the end of the mystery and if is is solved. ISBN: 978097523294. Our Book No: 29848. $18 AUD.

237. 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.

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

239. Lawson, Henry; Gill, S. T. (drawings) (2000). Humorous Stories of Henry Lawson. Melbourne, Dingley: Redwood Editions / Hinkler Book Distributors. 186 pp. Hardback small square quarto, dustjacket, very good condition (in very good dustjacket), minimal edgewear. In this collection of Lawson short stories at his humorous best, there are a gallery of characters, the drover, the swaggie, the bush philosopher, the larrikin, the digger, the confidence man - all revealing a typically Australian brand of humour. This new edition presents the stories accompanied by the paintings of Samuel Thomas Gill. This book is full of fun and warmth. ISBN: 1865151351. Our Book No: 24086. $12 AUD.

240. Lawson, Will (1947). Paddle Wheels Away! (1st ed). Sydney: F. J. Thwaites (Pty) Ltd. 238 pp. Hardback small, dustjacket, good condition (in good dustjacket), pages & edges toned, reverse side jacket faintly toned (small edge tears, slight loss bottom edge, tiny hole & spine lightly foxed spine), boards & spine 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. Our Book No: 26722. $10 AUD.

241. 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.

242. Leete, Helen (2009). Mountains of the Dragon: An Australian Sculptor's Account of an Idyllic Surrealistic, Early Life in Africa (1st ed). 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: 9780980466820. Our Book No: 27223. $30 AUD.

243. Lester, Alison (2012). The Quicksand Pony. Sydney: Allen & Unwin. 154 pp. Paperback, very good plus condition, black & white drawings, minimal 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.

244. 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.

245. Lhuede, Valerie (2007). Yerranderie is My Dreaming (1st ed). Sydney, Millers Point: Valued Books. 344 pp. Paperback small octavo, very good plus condition, black & white photos, maps, minimal edgewear, autograph (author's written name title page). (No 275 of a limited first edition of 1000 copies.). A very unusual ghost story. In this saga of early Australiana, the lives and loves of English, French and Aborigines are skilfully interwoven. The author bought a former mining town which is now a ghost town, in the Burragorang Valley on the edge of the Southern Blue Mountains of New South Wales. The past comes to life again as characters speak from the records, or where these are missing, from the informed imagination of the writer. Pictures illustrate the text. The author hopes that readers will be inspired to do their own research if they are not sure how much is true or imagined by the author. ISBN: 0646398016. Our Book No: 29038. $30 AUD.

246. 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.

247. 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.

248. 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. Australian crime fiction novel 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. $20 AUD.

249. Lindall, Edward (1975). A Day for Angels (1st ed). London: Constable. 183 pp. Hardback small, dustjacket, very good condition (in very good dustjacket), pages lightly toned, top corners covers lightly bumped, very faint foxing top edge, minor edgewear, protected by removable semiarchival plastic sleeve. Australian crime fiction novel about four people going on their separate paths out in the wild Australian bush when they are swept as hostages into a whirlpool of intrigue and violence. Can they outrun a monsoonal storm, a raging river, and a major landslide? The author's novel is set against the Australian bush. ISBN: 0094605203. Our Book No: 29953. $20 AUD.

250. Lindsay, Norman (1933). Saturdee (1st ed). Sydney: Endeavour Press. 260 pp. Hardback small, dustjacket, very good condition (in very good dustjacket), pages faintly toned, top spine jacket torn & repaired (small edge tears & edge loss), fore-edge faintly foxed, minor edgewear, protected by removable semiarchival plastic sleeve. First edition. True classic of Australian literature. A 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. $240 AUD.

251. Lindsay, Norman (1949). The Cautious Amorist. London: T. Werner Laurie. 250 pp. Hardback small octavo, dustjacket, good plus condition (in good plus dustjacket), black & white drawings, endpapers & edges faintly foxed, edgewear & edge tears & faint marks jacket (flap clipped), owner's written name, protected by removable semiarchival plastic sleeve. The 23rd printing of this classic comic novel by the Australian artist. When the S.S. Minorca is involved in a night-time collision, three passengers and a crewman are marooned in an open boat and land on a uninhabited island. Their hilarious and uninibited adventures form an extremely comic story. Lindsay's brilliant line drawings add spice to the text. Our Book No: 16139. $25 AUD.

252. 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.

253. Lindsay, Norman (1968). Rooms and Houses: 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, copy 2. Cover subtitle: "Portrait of the artist as a young man ... an autobiographical novel". Set in early 20th-century Melbourne, this novel is based on the author'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. Our Book No: 12767A. $40 AUD.

254. 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.

255. Liston, Adam (2005). Winds of the Armada. [Queensland]: Oracle Press. 288 pp. Paperback wide trade, very good plus condition, minimal edgewear. This book is a thrilling story of passion, murder and intrigue set in Spain in 1588. The historical background of the novel is well researched and accurate. It provides 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 the Hitler menace, 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.

256. Lohrey, Amanda (2010). Reading Madame Bovary (1st ed). Melbourne, Collingwood: Black Inc. 266 pp. Paperback octavo, very good condition, minor edgewear, edges & pages lightly toned. A collection of short stories in which the Australian novelist looks at the dilemmas of modern life. ISBN: 9781863954907. Our Book No: 26016. $15 AUD.

257. 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.

258. Long, William Stuart (1981). The Traitors (1st ed) [The Australians, no 3]. 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, no. 3 a series about colonial Australia. Set 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. ISBN: 0868240214. Our Book No: 6681A. $20 AUD.

259. 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 "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. $15 AUD.

260. 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.

261. 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. Australian crime fiction novel - the story of two lives that cross almost by chance, and a tragedy that might have been averted. ISBN: 0370307038. Our Book No: 10201. $10 AUD.

262. Lower, Lennie (2001). Here's luck (1st this ed) [Prion Humour Classics]. London: Prion Books Limited. 286 pp. Hardback small, very good condition (in very good dustjacket), edges lightly toned, minor edgewear. Humorous novel set in the Depression years (written in 1930). By journalist for Smith's Weekly and the Daily Telegraph. ISBN: 1853754285. Our Book No: 30265. $20 AUD.

263. 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.

264. 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.

265. 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.

266. 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. 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. $13 AUD.

267. 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.

268. Maloney, Shane (2006). Something Fishy: A Murray Whelan Mystery. Edinburgh: Canongate Books. 242 pp. Paperback, very good condition, small remainder stripe, small bump top spine. A Murray Whelan crime fiction novel. ISBN: 1841958107. Our Book No: 24149. $10 AUD.

269. Malouf, David (1982). Fly Away Peter (1st ed). London: Chatto & Windus. 134 pp. Hardback small octavo, dustjacket, very good condition (in very good dustjacket), pages lightly toned, reverse side jacket lightly foxed (minor edgewear), endpapers lightly foxed. 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 World War 1 and the horrors of the trenches of Armentieres in northern France. ISBN: 0701126256. Our Book No: 29677. $18 AUD.

270. Malouf, David (1984). Fly Away Peter (Reprint ed). Melbourne: Penguin Books. 134 pp. Paperback, very good condition. 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.

271. 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.

272. 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.

273. 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.

274. 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.

275. 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.

276. 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.

277. 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.

278. 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.

279. Malouf, David (2009). Ransom (Reprint ed). Sydney: Knopf. 224 pp. Hardback small octavo, dustjacket, very good condition (in very good dustjacket), pages lightly toned as usual, minor edgewear. Reprint edition. Australian novel, in which the author revisits Homer's Iliad (the Ancient Greek epic poem), adding a new and uplifting dimension to the classic story of rage, pride and grief. Written with lightness and humanity, and profoundly affecting, this novel reflects upon the bonds between dear friends, fathers and sons, and bitter enemies. ISBN: 9781741668377. Our Book No: 15594. $10 AUD.

280. 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.

281. Marsden, John (1998). The Night is for Hunting, Nobody is Safe (1st ed) [Tomorrow Series, Book 6]. Sydney: Macmillan. 252 pp. Hardback octavo, dustjacket, very good condition (in very good dustjacket), minor edgewear jacket, light rubbing spine ends, edges lightly toned. This is the sixth volume in the award-winning Tomorrow Series of fiction for young adults. ISBN: 0732909449. Our Book No: 27191. $15 AUD.

282. Marsden, John (2000). Winter (1st ed). Sydney: Macmillan. 135 pp. Hardback octavo, dustjacket, very good plus condition (in very good plus dustjacket), minimal edgewear. Novel for young adults by award-winning Australian writer of the "Tomorrow" series. For 12 years, Winter has been haunted by her past and the death of her parents. Now, at age 16, it is time for her to face up to her memories so she can get on with her future. ISBN: 0732910145. Our Book No: 11072. $10 AUD.

283. 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.

284. Marsden, John (2005). Incurable (1st ed) [The Ellie Chronicles]. Sydney: Macmillan. 242 pp. Hardback octavo, dustjacket, very good condition (in very good dustjacket), minor edgewear jacket (reverse side lightly marked, few light scratches). The first edition of the second novel in "The Ellie Chronicles", a new series for young adults featuring the immensely popular Ellie Linton from "The Tomorrow" series. Wars Never End. The war may be over but battles rage in every direction. ISBN: 1405036990. Our Book No: 26870. $15 AUD.

285. Marsden, John (2008). While I Live (Reprint ed) [The Ellie Chronicles]. Sydney: Macmillan. 300 pp. Paperback, very good condition, faint foxing edges, minor edgewear. This is the first novel for young adults 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: 9780330364843. Our Book No: 28063. $10 AUD.

286. Marshall, Alan; Marshall, Catherine; O'Mara, Jennifer; Counihan, Noel (pen drawings) (1987). The Complete Stories of Alan Marshall (1st p/b ed). Melbourne: Thomas Nelson. 497 pp. Paperback octavo, very good condition, black & white drawings, minor edgewear, corners front cover little creased, few bottom corners some pages folded, faint foxing edges, minor edgewear. This book of short stories is a legacy and a tribute to Australian author Alan Marshall, collected by Catherine Marshall and Jennifer O'Mara. The collection includes sad stories, funny stories, warm stories, tragic stories, and is the very essence of the work of a remarkable storyteller. ISBN: 9170071804. Our Book No: 25850. $20 AUD.

287. 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.

288. 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.

289. 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.

290. 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.

291. 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. Impressive 21 interlocking short stories about the children and adults who live around the Salt River. This is the author's 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.

292. 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.

293. 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 centered around horses. By the writer of "Nowhere Else" and The Button Jar Series. ISBN: 9781760373603. Our Book No: 28818. $18 AUD.

294. 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.

295. McCullagh Rennie, Anne (2013). Ride With the Wind. Melbourne: Penguin Books. 388 pp. Paperback octavo, very good condition, small mark top edge, minor edgewear. A gripping historical novel saga of love, passion and ambition of an unforgettable woman. Set in Australia and Britain. ISBN: 9781921901430. Our Book No: 26377. $20 AUD.

296. 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. $30 AUD.

297. 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 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. $18 AUD.

298. 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.

299. McGregor, Fiona (2011). Indelible Ink (Reissue or new ed). Melbourne: Scribe Publications. 452 pp. Paperback trade, very good condition, pages faintly toned, top corner front cover creased, few light creases covers, minor edgewear. This Australian novel is about a family and a changing society. The author uses her incisive wit and keen eye to look at the way we live now. Marie King is 59, recently divorced, and has lived a rather conventional life on Sydney's North Shore. Her grown children have moved out, the family home is to be sold, and with it her beloved garden. Marie's life takes a very unconventional turn when she meets a tattoo artist named Rhys. ISBN: 9781921844201. Our Book No: 28324. $14 AUD.

300. McInerney, Monica (2003). Spin the Bottle (1st Australian ed). Melbourne: Penguin Books. 477 pp. Paperback, very good condition, edges lightly toned, slight reader crease spine, minor edgewear. First Australian edition. A warm and funny Australian novel about love, letting go, families and friendship. Things go into a spin when Lainey Byrne is wrenched from her life in Melbourne to run a B&B in Ireland for a year. It quickly tumbles into bed-and-bedlam, especially when a reunion with childhood friend Rohan Hartigan sparks an unexpected romantic dilemma. ISBN: 0140296700. Our Book No: 26961. $10 AUD.

301. 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.

302. McKinley, Tamara (2007). Lands Beyond the Sea (1st ed) [Oceana Series]. London: Hodder & Stoughton. 397 pp. Paperback octavo, very good condition, pages faintly toned, base spine little bumped, few rear pages little creased, minor edgewear, promotional sticker front cover. First edition. Historical Australian novel in the Oceana Series. A epic story of love, discovery, loss and hardship. Following the lives of pioneers and Aborigines alike, set against the rich tapestry of newly-colonised rural Australia. ISBN: 9780340924662. Our Book No: 28834. $15 AUD.

303. McKinley, Tamara (2008). A Kingdom for the Brave (1st ed) [Oceana Series]. London: Hodder & Stoughton. 419 pp. Paperback octavo, very good condition, bottom corner creased rear cover, spine little creased, pages lightly toned, small stain bottom corner last few pages, minor edgewear, owner's written name. Historical Australian novel in the Oceana Series that follows on from "Lands Beyond the Sea". A epic story of conflict, passion, friendship and rebellion, following the lives of pioneers and Aborigines alike, set against the rich tapestry of newly-colonised Australia. ISBN: 9780340924709. Our Book No: 28251. $15 AUD.

304. 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.

305. McLaren, Philip (1993). Sweet Water - Stolen Land (Reprint ed) [Black Australian Writers]. Brisbane, St Lucia: University of Queensland Press (UQP). 196 pp. Paperback trade, very good condition, few tiny scuffs rear cover, base spine little rubbed, pages lightly toned, inside covers lightly toned. Australian fiction by Aboriginal writer and winner of the David Unaipon Award. The setting for this novel is the Warrumbungle Mountain area in northwestern NSW. The author is a proud descendant of the Kamilaroi people. The destinies of two families, Aboriginal and white, are fatally interwoven in this powerful, cinematic frontier novel. ISBN: 0702225517. Our Book No: 30313. $35 AUD.

306. 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.

307. 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.

308. Mears, Gillian (1995). The Grass Sister (1st ed). Sydney: Random House. 342 pp. Hardback small octavo, dustjacket, very good condition (in very good dustjacket), minor edgewear jacket (reverse side little marked), light foxing & toning edges, pages lightly toned, base spine lightly rubbed, bookplate free flyleaf. First edition. This Australian novel entwines the past and the present as it explores notions of sisterly love and sisterly competitiveness, motherhood, abandonment, and the nature of faded colonials in Africa and Australia turning in on themselves in ways that lead to damage and loss. By the author of "The Mint Lawn". ISBN: 0091831210. Our Book No: 26994. $10 AUD.

309. 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). Children's novel 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 entrance. ISBN: 1920892915. Our Book No: 22455. $10 AUD.

310. 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 the story 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.

311. 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.

312. Millard, Glenda (2004). Bringing Reuben Home [Carradon Trilogy, no 1]. Sydney: ABC Books. 240 pp. Paperback octavo, very good plus condition. 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. ISBN: 0733313892. Our Book No: 14904. $20 AUD.

313. Miller, Alex (2003). Journey to the Stone Country (Modern reprint ed). Sydney: Allen & Unwin. 364 pp. Paperback trade, very good condition, pages faintly toned, bottom corner creased one page, minor edgewear. Miles Franklin Award Winner 2003. This novel 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. ISBN: 9781741141467. Our Book No: 28621. $10 AUD.

314. 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 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.). Our Book No: 14497. $20 AUD.

315. Mitchell, Elyne; Cole, Michael (illustrator) (1970). Jinki: Dingo of the Snows (1st ed). Melbourne: Hutchinson. 168 pp. Hardback octavo, dustjacket, very good condition (in very good dustjacket), black & white drawings, endpapers & edges minimally foxed, minor edgewear, owner's written name, protected by removable semiarchival plastic sleeve (Brodart). First edition. Story for young adults about an Aboriginal boy and a dingo pup. By the author of the popular Silver Brumby books. ISBN: 0090976606. Our Book No: 16121. $25 AUD.

316. Mitchell, Elyne; Ambrus, Victor (illustrator) (1973). Silver Brumby Whirlwind (1st ed). Melbourne: Hutchinson of Australia. 128 pp. Hardback octavo, dustjacket, very good condition (in good plus dustjacket), top edge lightly foxed, jacket lightly marked & scratched (small scuff mark spine), minor edgewear. First edition. A novel for young adults about Australia's wild horses. This is the fifth book in the series. Thowra, the magnificent silver stallion, meets up with a filly, and must fight to make her his own. ISBN: 0091152704. Our Book No: 3703. $40 AUD.

317. Mitchell, Elyne (1995). A Brumby Story: Dancing Brumby. Sydney: Bluegum / Angus & Robertson. 157 pp. Paperback small, very good condition, corner creased front & rear covers, 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. (1 of 2 available copies.). ISBN: 020718917X. Our Book No: 10381A. $10 AUD.

318. Mitchell, Elyne (2005). A Brumby Story: Dancing Brumby (Reprint ed). Sydney: Bluegum / Angus & Robertson. 157 pp. Paperback small, very good condition, copy 1. 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. $12 AUD.

319. Modjeska, Drusilla (1995). The Orchard (Reprint ed). Sydney: Pan Macmillan. 268 pp. Paperback, very good condition, pages lightly toned. 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. ISBN: 0330356550. Our Book No: 19985. $10 AUD.

320. 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. $30 AUD.

321. 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.

322. Moloney, James (2006). Dougy (Reprint ed) [UQP Young Adult Fiction]. Brisbane, St Lucia: University of Queensland Press. 170 pp. Paperback thin trade, very good condition, edges & pages lightly toned. This story is about a boy proving himself and saving his family. This is the first book in a trilogy which is completed by Gracey and Angela. ISBN: 0702224995. Our Book No: 26968. $10 AUD.

323. 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.

324. Moon, Kenneth (editor); Moon, Elaine (editor) (1981). A Surry Hills Childhood: 1870 (The Frances Lepherd Manuscript). Armidale, NSW: University of New England / Academic Press. 43 pp. Paperback octavo, stapled, card covers, very good condition, few black & white text-photos, map, covers little rubbed & scratched, staples rusted, faint toning pages, minor edgewear. Recounts Frances Lepherd Purcell's childhood on a city dairy in the Sydney suburb of Surry Hills in early 1870. The text is written as fiction but it is very autobiographical. ISBN: 0858343932. Our Book No: 26542. $10 AUD.

325. 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.

326. 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. 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. $20 AUD.

327. Morrissey, Di (2013). The Winter Sea (1st p/b ed). Sydney: Pan Macmillan. 416 pp. Paperback octavo, very good condition, small black & white drawings, pages & edges little toned, minor edgewear. First edition. 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.

328. 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.

329. 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.

330. 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.

331. Mudrooroo (1991). Master of the Ghost Dreamimg (1st p/b ed). Sydney: Angus & Robertson. 148 pp. Paperback trade, very good condition, spine little faded, minor edgewear. This 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. ISBN: 02071695527. Our Book No: 30334. $18 AUD.

332. 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 the author's classic Aboriginal novel Wild Cat Falling. ISBN: 0207177120. Our Book No: 30300. $15 AUD.

333. 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 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. $15 AUD.

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

335. 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.

336. 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. The editor 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.

337. 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.

338. 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.

339. 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.

340. 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.

341. Murray, Max (1947). The Voice of the Corpse. Sydney: Invincible Press. 144 pp. Paperback wide trade, stapled, pictorial card covers, good condition, minor edgewear, pages & covers toned, covers creased, light foxing some pages, bottom corners creased few pages, staples little rusted, slight loss spine ends, edges lightly foxed. (Estimated date, 1947, Trove catalogue.) 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. Our Book No: 27520. $15 AUD.

342. Murray-Smith, Stephen; Groves, Derham (preface); McLaren, John (epilogue) (2001). The Most Famous of Englishmen: An Exclusive Englishmen. Melbourne, Carlton North: Black Jack Books. 17 pp. Paperback trade, very good condition, card cover, colour plates tipped in (includes frontispiece), black & white text-photo, autograph (written dedication). No 6 of a limited edition of 130 copies. Autograph states: "For Elizabeth Paton, Sherlockian wishes, Derham Groves". An unpublished essay by Stephen Murray-Smith (editor of "Overland"), found amongst his papers after his death, about his visit in 1951 to the Sherlock Holmes exhibition at Abbey House, Baker Street, London. Two tipped-in colour linocuts are autographed beneath by Groves. Four written names final page (includes John Mclaren, Vane Lindesay, D. Groves.) A unique item. Our Book No: 15958. $100 AUD.

343. 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.

344. Newton, P. M. (2014). Beams Falling (1st ed). Melbourne: Penguin Group Australia. 316 pp. Paperback octavo, very good condition, pages faintly toned, minor edgewear. This is the compelling and gritty second novel. It centers around Australia's recent past, and looks at the way cops and criminals operate. The author spent over a decade as a detective in the New South Wales (NSW) police force. (1 of 2 available copies.). ISBN: 9780670074525. Our Book No: 28771. $14 AUD.

345. 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.

346. Niland, D'Arcy (1959). The Big Smoke (1st ed). Sydney: Angus & Robertson. 224 pp. Hardback small octavo, dustjacket, very good condition (in good plus dustjacket), faint foxing reverse side jacket (minor edgewear, small edge tears, tiny edge piece missing), owner's written name, protected by removable semiarchival plastic sleeve. First edition. Ranging in time from early 1900s to 1920s, this novel has as it dominating figure a big city, working class Sydney. Dramatic in conception, this novel presents an interwoven cross-section of individuals who touch and influence one another's destinies for better or worse. Written with warmth and humor and a fine dramatic sense, weaves into fascinating pattern the lives of priests, prostitutes, the media and prize fighters. Our Book No: 22040. $12 AUD.

347. Niland, D'Arcy (1965). The Apprentices (1st ed). Sydney: Angus & Robertson. 200 pp. Hardback octavo, dustjacket, very good condition (in good dustjacket), light foxing reverse side jacket (minor edgewear, small edge tears), light foxing edges, pages lightly toned. First edition. Set in post-war Sydney, this novel has as it dominating figure a big city, working class Sydney. Written with warmth and humor and a fine dramatic sense, weaves into fascinating pattern the lives of the factory workers, and the lives of ordinary people with the centre on Barney O'Dowd and Nancy who he later marries, and together they face the joys and tragedies of life, and learn to have the courage to go on, no matter what happens. Our Book No: 30157. $18 AUD.

348. 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.

349. 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. 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. $10 AUD.

350. Nix, Garth (2015). Newt's Emerald: A Regency Romance With a Magical Twist (Reprint ed). Sydney: Allen & Unwin. 232 pp. Paperback trade, very good condition, spine little creased, minor edgewear corners. A Regency romance novel for young adults, with magic. Lady Truthful goes to London to search for the stolen Newington Emerald. To search for the emerald requires her to take twin roles as a young lady coming out in her first season and an intrepid young man up against an evil sorceress. The fate of England may depend upon her finding the emerald, not to mention her father's life. ISBN: 9781760112653. Our Book No: 28668. $12 AUD.

351. Nolan, Helen (2005). Between the Battles: A Novel. Canberra: Pandanus Books. 223 pp. Paperback square trade, very good plus condition, minimal edgewear. Australian novel. When a young Australian girl travels to the Vietnam War to work as a secretary, she has no idea how to accommodate living in a war zone with others like herself. As she takes on the duties of a reporter and then civilian personnel officer, she begins to face the horrors of war. ISBN: 1740761251. Our Book No: 22325. $18 AUD.

352. Noonan, Michael; Hicks, R. E. (illustrator) (1961). Flying Doctor (1st ed). London: Hodder. 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 at least five novels about a flying doctor service in outback Australia (based on real experiences of the Royal Flying Doctor Service of Australia). The author originated the Flying Doctor TV series. Our Book No: 5540. $10 AUD.

353. Nowra, Louis (2001). Abaza: A Modern Encyclopedia (1st ed). Sydney: Picador Pan Macmillan. 435 pp. Paperback thick trade, very good condition, minor edgewear, faint foxing top edge, edges & pages lightly toned. First edition. The author 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. $12 AUD.

354. Nunn, Judy (2009). Maralinga (1st ed). Sydney: Random House. 489 pp. Paperback octavo, very good condition, light creasing covers, pages lightly toned, minor edgewear. First edition. Australian novel set in South Australia. Maralinga (nuclear testing grounds) is a desolate place where history demands an emerging nation choose between hell and reason. SALE PRICE. ISBN: 9781741666786. Our Book No: 26024. $12 AUD.

355. 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. $15 AUD.

356. 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.

357. 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.

358. 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.

359. 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.

360. 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.

361. Oakley, Barry (1993). The Craziplane (1st ed). Sydney, Rydalmere: Hodder & Stoughton. 141 pp. Hardback octavo, dustjacket, very good condition (in very good dustjacket), pages little toned as usual, edges jacket little creased (reverse side lightly foxed), minor edgewear. First edition. Novel by Australian writer about a young novelist writing the biography of a great playwright, who gets entangled with his family. A funny tale of relationships. (Enclosed: review request letter to named journalist at Melbourne Herald, plus brochure. Mentions Oakley's key role at the Melbourne Pram Factory.). ISBN: 0340509864. Our Book No: 4236. $15 AUD.

362. Odgers, Sally (1991). The Magician's Box (1st ed). Sydney: Bluegum / Angus & Robertson. 145 pp. Paperback trade, very good condition, few black & white drawings, minor edgewear, inside covers & few pages lightly toned. Novel for young adults, by Australian writer, about a girl named Jessica, who wins a magician's box at the local show. ISBN: 0207171491. Our Book No: 28592. $15 AUD.

363. Odgers, Sally (1992). Amy Amaryllis. Sydney: Angus & Robertson. 234 pp. Paperback trade, very good condition, top edge rear cover little creased, faint toning edges & pages, minor edgewear. Fantasy novel for young adults, by Australian writer. Bored and unhappy, Amy Day invents Amaryllis Loveday, daughter of the Fourth Castle in the magical land of Ankoor. Overnight, they switch places. Now Amy must deal with the magic of Ankoor while Amaryllis must cope with the dishonest plans of Caz and the Gang. Can both girls survive to return to their own worlds? ISBN: 0207174350. Our Book No: 22384. $15 AUD.

364. 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.

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

366. 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.

367. 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.

368. Park, Ruth (1953). A Power of Roses (1st ed). Sydney: Angus & Robertson. 217 pp. Hardback octavo, dustjacket, good condition (in good dustjacket), minor wear bottom edge, pages & edges toned, toning reverse side jacket particularly spine (minor edgewear, small edge tears). First edition. Roses were rarely seen at the old Jerusalem Hotel. A simple novel of the Sydney slums (Dawes Point, under the shadow of the Sydney Harbour Bridge), teeming with good feeling and derelict humanity. By Irish-Australian writer. Our Book No: 20035A. $12 AUD.

369. 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.

370. Park, Ruth (1979). The Witch's Thorn. Harmondsworth: Penguin Books. 209 pp. Paperback, good plus condition, pages lightly toned, bottom edge & corner tip front cover creased, minor edgewear, non-author written dedication title page. First Penguin edition. The influence of Johnny Gow poisons the lives of everyone he touches in a sleepy New Zealand village. The third novel by the Irish-Australian novelist. ISBN: 014005314X. Our Book No: 3830. $10 AUD.

371. Park, Ruth (1998). Playing Beatie Bow (Modern reprint ed). Melbourne: Puffin Books / Penguin Books. 197 pp. Paperback trade, very good plus condition. Bestselling adventure novel for young adults, by Irish-Australian author. Follows Abigail as she suddenly finds herself in the Sydney of 100 ago as the result of a scary game. ISBN: 0140314601. Our Book No: 3632. $10 AUD.

372. Park, Ruth (2010). Playing Beatie Bow (Modern reprint ed). Melbourne: Penguin Books. 196 pp. Paperback, very good plus condition, base spine little rubbed. Bestselling adventure novel for young adults. Written by New Zealand born-Australian author. Follows Abigail as she suddenly finds herself in the Sydney of 100 years ago as the result of a scary game. ISBN: 9780143204879. Our Book No: 27530. $10 AUD.

373. 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.

374. 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.

375. 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.

376. 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.

377. 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 as common, few small faded patches cloth cover, endpapers & edges foxed, edgewear. Humorous short stories originally published in the Bulletin magazine, Evening News, Town and Country Journal, Sydney Mail, and Pastoral Review. Our Book No: 17438. $25 AUD.

378. 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.

379. 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.

380. Porter, Hal; Zwicky, Fay (introduction) (1991). Selected Stories: Classic Stories Set in Australian Country Towns [Imprint Classics]. Sydney, North Ryde: Angus & Robertson. 264 pp. Paperback trade, very good condition, cover corners & spine little creased, few small scratches covers, minor edgewear. These Australian short stories bring Australia's past to life. They expose their characters' protective shields and poses. ISBN: 0207161585. Our Book No: 28036. $10 AUD.

381. Praed, Rosa; Webby, Elizabeth (introduction) (1993). The Bond of Wedlock [Australian Books on Demand]. Canberra, Cook: Mulini Press. 114 pp. Paperback large octavo, very good condition, few black & white drawings, rear cover creased, minor edgewear. A tale of London life that is one of the English novels of the Australian author. This story, first published in 1887, captures the society of late 19th century London. The heroine is married to an unsuitable husband and falls in love with a handsome, wealthy man. The plot revolves around her husband, her father and her new "ideal", revealing how they manipulate this unfortunate, discontented woman. (Estimated date, 1993, Trove catalogue. No 7 in the series.). ISBN: 0949910384. Our Book No: 24377. $13 AUD.

382. 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.

383. Prichard, Katharine Susannah (2013). Haxby's Circus [A&R Australian Classics]. Sydney: HarperCollins. 277 pp. Paperback trade, very good plus condition, minimal edgewear. Novel by Australian writer in which a young women discovers herself as a person while touring with a country circus. ISBN: 9780732297244. Our Book No: 28690. $15 AUD.

384. 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.

385. 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.

386. Reilly, Matthew (2011). Scarecrow and the Army of Thieves (1st ed). Sydney: Pan Macmillan. 400 pp. Hardback octavo, dustjacket, very good condition (in very good dustjacket), endpaper diagram, minor edgewear jacket (top corner front cover little scuffed), edges & pages lightly toned, top corner covers lightly bumped. First edition. This novel by the popular Australian writer is about an abandoned Soviet base in the Arctic. The battle to save the world has begun. In a top-secret base known only as Dragon Island, there is a weapon of terrible destructive force, a weapon that has just been reactivated, and a small team up in the Arctic led by Marine captain Schofield, call-sign Scarecrow, is the closest to Dragon Island. ISBN: 9781742610283. Our Book No: 27300. $20 AUD.

387. 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. 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. $10 AUD.

388. 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.

389. Rodda, Emily; Young, Noela (illustrator) (1992). The Timekeeper. Adelaide: Omnibus Books / Ashton Scholastic. 184 pp. Hardback octavo, dustjacket, pictorial cover, very good plus condition (in very good plus dustjacket), black & white drawings. First edition. Thrilling science fiction novel for young adults - sequel to "Finders Keepers". About crossing an invisible barrier into another time stream. ISBN: 1862911363. Our Book No: 8655. $13 AUD.

390. 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.

391. 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.

392. 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, 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.

393. 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.

394. 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 book 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.

395. 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.

396. 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.

397. 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.

398. 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.

399. 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.

400. 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. $10 AUD.

401. Shapcott, Thomas (1986). Hotel Bellevue (1st ed). London: Chatto & Windus. 228 pp. Hardback octavo, dustjacket, very good condition (in very good dustjacket), endpapers lightly toned, edges toned, 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. $15 AUD.

402. 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.

403. Skehan, Patricia; Hodder, Jill (2006). Where the Blue Wattle Grows: Spooky Stories from Yaralla (1st ed). Sydney, Concord: P. Skehan Publishing. 119 pp. Paperback wide octavo, very good plus condition, black & white drawings & text-photos, autograph (author's written name on title page). These ghostly short stories are based on the historic house Yaralla, at Concord, Sydney, New South Wales. They are suitable for primary school students. The photos and epilogue state the history of this very important building for the Concord community. Strange and unusual events told by those who have lived and died on Yaralla are recorded. SALE PRICE. ISBN: 0975045415. Our Book No: 24087. $15 AUD.

404. 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.

405. 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. $12 AUD.

406. Smith, Stephen (1958). The Great Broken Hill: The Romance and History of the Greatest Silver Lead City in the World. Ilfracombe, Devon: Arthur H. Stockwell Ltd. 112 pp. Hardback octavo, dustjacket, very good condition (in good plus dustjacket), loss bottom edge rear cover jacket, protected by removable semiarchival plastic sleeve. An historical novel about Broken Hill, a lead-zinc mining town in far western New South Wales. Our Book No: 13204. $12 AUD.

407. 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.

408. 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.

409. 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.

410. 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.

411. Stead, Christina (1988). The Little Hotel (New ed). Sydney: Angus & Robertson. 191 pp. Paperback small trade, good plus, 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.

412. 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.

413. Sterndale, Handley Bathurst; Downing, Jane (editor); Spennemann, Dirk R. (editor) (2001). My Adventures and Researches in the Pacific, by a Master Mariner. Canberra: Mulini Press. 327 pp. Paperback small quarto, very good condition, black & white drawings (woodcuts), map, small edge tears covers top spine repaired, minimal edgewear. Heavy. A first collection of 40 articles published in a series by the "Australian Town and Country Journal" between January 1871 and February 1872. Introduced (with lengthy biography) and edited by Spennemann and Downing. His adventures and travels (partly fictionalised) include the beche-de-mer trade, ancient ruins on the Caroline Islands, the Pacific Island Trading Company, living on the atoll of Suwarrow (and being rescued by the notorious Bully Hayes), pearl fishing, and beachcombers. ISBN: 0949910864. Our Book No: 17367. $40 AUD.

414. 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.

415. 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. Our Book No: 17687. $18 AUD.

416. 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.

417. 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.

418. 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, edges & pages lightly toned. 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 true crime, history and crime fiction. ISBN: 9781922147943. Our Book No: 29409. $25 AUD.

419. Tasma, pseudonym; Couvreur, Jessie; Clancy, Patricia (translator) (2004). Love in the Antipodes (L'Amour aux Antipodes) [Small Tales of Early Australia]. Canberra: Mulini Press. 41 pp. Paperback trade, very good plus condition, few black & white drawings, frontispiece, minimal edgewear. An Australian historical novel, originally written and published in French in Europe, 1880. The story is about a young widow who runs a grazing property and employs a man, newly arrived in Victoria, to be a tutor for her young son. The descriptions of drought in the Australian countryside are accurate. The first chance Australian readers get to read this story. (No 10 in this series.). ISBN: 097517844X. Our Book No: 29832. $20 AUD.

420. Taylor, Alf (2001). Long Time Now: Stories of the Dreamtime, the Here and Now (1st ed). Broome, WA: Magabala Books. 230 pp. Paperback, very good condition, top spine little scuffed, minor edgewear, rubber stamp. These Indigenous short stories - filled with humour, warmth and frailty - are full of Nyoongar language and imagery, in Western Australia. The many unusual characters - Uncle Jacko, the wool pickers Barney and Bill, Brickwall Jackson, Uncle Dollar, and Aunty Flo - make this a very special book. ISBN: 1875641688. Our Book No: 29969. $18 AUD.

421. Tennant, Kylie (1968). Foveaux (Reissue ed). Sydney: Angus & Robertson. 425 pp. Hardback small octavo, dustjacket, very good condition (in very good dustjacket), owner's written name & date on front pastedown, tiny spot last page, tiny mark top edge front flyleaf, faint foxing reverse side jacket (minor edgewear, spine lightly faded, light wear fore-edge). Reissue edition. Foveaux is a fictional inner city suburb of Sydney. This fine novel of Australian city life is her her second novel (originally published in 1939). Foveaux is a place of ill-repute - it is an embarrassment to the good people of Sydney. Starting in 1912 and progressing into the 1930s, Tennant follows a myriad of storylines and characters with astonishing aplomb, slowly building, with wit and empathy, a poetic portrait of a locale which makes a futile stab at hitting the heights, and very successfully plumbs the lows of its times. Our Book No: 22033. $12 AUD.

422. Tennant, Kylie (1981). Tell Morning This (Reprint ed) [Sirius Quality Paperbacks]. Sydney: Angus & Robertson. 446 pp. Paperback thick trade, very good condition, light foxing edges, bottom edge lightly marked, spine lightly faded, edges & pages lightly toned, minor edgewear. This is a novel about Sydney, from the slums of Woolloomooloo to the heights of Bellevue Hill, during World War 2 (WW2). The book is both humorous and compassionate. It is the story of the young girls who become prostitutes, the jails that brutalise their inmates, and the rich whose corruption goes unchecked. ISBN: 0207142300. Our Book No: 26100. $15 AUD.

423. 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.

424. Thiele, Colin; Kynoch, David (photographer) (1978). Blue Fin (1st film ed). Adelaide: Rigby Opal. 128 pp. Paperback trade, glossy card covers, very good condition, black & white & colour photos, tiny mark fore-edge. Film-tie-in edition. Novel for young adults about life aboard a tuna-fishing boat off the South Australian coast. ISBN: 0727009958. Our Book No: 1151. $10 AUD.

425. 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.

426. 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.

427. Tiffany, Carrie (2007). Everyman's Rules for Scientific Living: A Novel (Reprint ed). Sydney: Picador. 256 pp. Paperback trade, very good condition, minimal edgewear, owner's written name. Winner Western Australian Premier's Award for Fiction. It is 1934; billowing dust and information, the government "Better Farming Train" slides through the wheatfields and small towns of Australia, bringing expert advice to those living on the land. The train is on a crusade to persuade the country that science holds the answers and that productivity is patriotic. Full of humour and a quiet wisdom, this haunting first novel evokes the Australian landscape in all its vivid beauty and probes the fragile relationship between man, science and nature. ISBN: 9780330421911. Our Book No: 22886. $10 AUD.

428. 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.

429. Timms, E. V. (1952). The Challenge (1st ed). Sydney: Angus & Robertson. 316 pp. Hardback octavo, dustjacket, good condition (in good dustjacket), edgewear jacket (light toning reverse side, small closed tears, slight loss spine ends, small piece missing spine, chipped, rear cover scuffed), edges & pages lightly toned, non-author written dedication. First edition. No 5 of a set of 12 Great Southland Saga novels - historical romance, set in early Australia. Our Book No: 27296. $14 AUD.

430. 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. Our Book No: 3024. $15 AUD.

431. 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. Our Book No: 14593. $15 AUD.

432. 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. Our Book No: 14132. $20 AUD.

433. 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.

434. 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.

435. 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.

436. 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.

437. Trist, Margaret (1970). Morning in Queensland (New ed) [Australian Library]. Sydney: Horwitz Publications. 253 pp. Paperback, very good plus condition. 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. This is an exceptional and delicately drawn novel for young adults - the author has captured the feeling of adolescence. ISBN: 0725500395. Our Book No: 20410. $12 AUD.

438. 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.

439. 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.

440. Turner, Ethel (1954). King Anne. London: Ward, Lock & Co. 250 pp. Hardback small, dustjacket, good condition (in good dustjacket), frontispiece plate, cancelled EX-LIBRARY (star), flap clipped jacket, internal library markings (pocket, rubber stamps, barcode, plastic jacket), rear endpaper toned, otherwise internally excellent. (Estimated date, 1954, Burnet 36.3.) Novel for young adults by the author of Seven Little Australians. Our Book No: 24966. $15 AUD.

441. Turner, Ethel (1955). The Family at Misrule. 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. (Estimated date, 1955, Burnet 3.17 variant. Printed by Northumberland Press, blurb only on front flap, with 900 1500 at the base.). Our Book No: 17654. $15 AUD.

442. 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.

443. Twohig, Peter (2012). The Cartographer: A Story of Danger and Discovery For the Kid in All of Us (1st ed). Sydney: HarperCollins. 386 pp. Paperback trade, very good condition, maps, top corner tips some pages little creased, minor edgewear. This is the Australian author's first novel. This book is a bold, captivating and poignant novel about a boy who refuses to give in to the numerous shifty, dodgy and malicious people he has to deal with on his grand adventure of loss and discovery. Ned Kelly Awards 2012 Winner Best First Fiction. ISBN: 9780732293178. Our Book No: 26795. $15 AUD.

444. Upfield, Arthur (1956). The Battling Prophet (An Inspector Bonaparte Mystery) (1st ed). Melbourne: William Heinemann. 226 pp. Hardback small octavo, dustjacket, good condition (in good dustjacket), endpapers lightly foxed, pages lightly toned, edges lightly foxed, reverse side jacket foxed along spine (flaps & rear cover lightly foxed, flap clipped), bookshop label front pastedown, protected by removable semiarchival plastic sleeve. Collectible Australian crime fiction. Bony is on leave, staying with an old friend John Luton near Adelaide. John's old friend Ben Wickham, the meteorologist who had the uncanny ability to give accurate forecasts, had been found dead. John insisted that Ben did not die from drinking. Can Bony find out the truth? Originally serialised in the Sydney magazine World's News in 1955. (Bookshop label of Grahame Book Company, Sydney.). Our Book No: 27465. $100 AUD.

445. 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.

446. 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.

447. 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.

448. Upfield, Arthur (1971). The Bachelors of Broken Hill (An Inspector Bonaparte Mystery) (Reprint ed). London: Pan Books. 187 pp. Paperback small, good condition, minor edgewear, edgewear spine ends, few light creases covers, top corner rear cover creased, bottom corner front cover creased, edges & pages toned. 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. ISBN: 0330105876. Our Book No: 27507. $10 AUD.

449. Upfield, Arthur (1988). Venom House (An Inspector Bonaparte Mystery). Sydney: Eden / Angus & Robertson. 258 pp. Paperback, good plus condition, pages toned as usual, corner creased rear cover, spine little creased, minor edgewear, price sticker. The Answerth family's mansion seems to deserve its nickname of Venom House. Perhaps that's because of its forbidding setting, an island in the centre of a man-made lake, the treacherous waters studded by the skeletons of long-dead trees. Perhaps it's because of the unquiet ghosts of the Aborigines slaughtered by Answerth ancestors. Or perhaps it's just because the Answerth household is such a strange one. When two people are found dead in the lake, Bony has a sudden urge to get to know the Answerths better. ISBN: 0207158746. Our Book No: 16258. $15 AUD.

450. Upfield, Arthur (1994). Cake in the Hat Box (An Inspector Bonaparte Mystery). Sydney: Angus & Robertson. 186 pp. Paperback, very good condition, minor edgewear, heavy 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.

451. 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. 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 is called in to investigate. ISBN: 0207186197. Our Book No: 3643. $10 AUD.

452. Upfield, Arthur (1994). Man of Two Tribes. Melbourne: Hinkler Books. 216 pp. Paperback small, good plus condition, pages lightly toned, edges & endpapers lightly foxed, corner rear cover lightly creased, minor edgewear. 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. $15 AUD.

453. Upfield, Arthur (1994). Bony and the Black Virgin (An Inspector Bonaparte Mystery). Sydney: Angus & Robertson. 156 pp. Paperback, very good condition. 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.

454. 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. 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. Our Book No: 1201. $10 AUD.

455. 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, loose wraparound label, minor edgewear corners. This novel by Arthur Upfield, initially published in 1933, was inspired by the strange death of Phar Lap of horseracing fame. This is a scarce French language edition. ISBN: 2876784580. Our Book No: 14793. $40 AUD.

456. 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.

457. 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.

458. 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.

459. 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.

460. 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. (Estimated date, 1890s, Trove catalogue. Originally published, New York, 1891.) 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. Our Book No: 17256. $50 AUD.

461. 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.

462. 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.

463. 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), 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. $10 AUD.

464. 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.

465. Wang, Gabrielle; Masciullo, Lucia (illustrator) (2011). Poppy Comes Home: Our Australian Girl. Melbourne: Puffin / Penguin Books. 103 + 18 pp. Paperback, very good condition, drawings, pages faintly toned, minor edgewear. The fourth 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 has never been closer to finding her brother, Gus, when the worse thing she could possibly imagine happens. Fisher is kidnapped! Will Poppy be able to find her very best friend in the world? And has the chance to find Gus slipped away forever? Poppy's story concludes in this, the breathtaking final instalment of four books about a Gold Rush girl who dreams of a better life. ISBN: 9780143305354. Our Book No: 16896. $10 AUD.

466. Warung, Price; [Astley, William] (1994). The Bullet of the Fated Ten: A Convict Tale of the Ring [Small Tales of Early Australia, no. 2]. 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. ISBN: 094991049X. Our Book No: 29840. $30 AUD.

467. Waten, Judah; Teo, Hsu Ming (afterword) (2001). Distant Land [Halstead Classics]. Sydney, Rushcutters Bay: Halstead Press. 192 pp. Paperback octavo, very good condition, edges faintly toned, rubber stamp. Novel about Joshua Kuperschmidt and his Jewish family, who migrate from the Poland-Russia border before WW1, and their struggles to assimilate in the exotic open society of Australia. ISBN: 1875684697. Our Book No: 13963. $12 AUD.

468. 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.

469. 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.

470. 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. $20 AUD.

471. 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.

472. Wheatley, Nadia (1984). The House That Was Eureka (1st ed). Melbourne: Viking Kestrel. 197 pp. Hardback octavo, no jacket as issued, pictorial cover, good condition, covers & spine little faded, edges & pages lightly toned, edges & endpapers lightly foxed, scuff front free flyleaf (biro price rubbed out), one page removed between publisher's details & contents (no text lost). First edition. A novel for young adults, short-listed by the Children's Book Council of Australia. Powerful things happen when Evie (16) and Noel (15) meet in Sydney's dilapidated inner city suburb of Newtown. ISBN: 0670800821. Our Book No: 27819. $10 AUD.

473. 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.

474. 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.

475. White, Patrick (1955). The Tree of Man (1st edition, 1st printing ed). New York: Viking Press. 499 pp. Hardback thick octavo, no jacket, very good condition, blue cloth cover, rebound leather spine (gilt spine lettering & vignette, decorative edges), new endpapers, pages faintly toned, bottom corner tips first several pages removed, otherwise minor edgewear. First edition (prior to English edition). 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. (Expert leather rebinding by David J. Newbold: his card loosely inserted.). Our Book No: 40204. $50 AUD.

476. White, Patrick (1957). Voss (1st U.S. ed). London: Viking Press. 442 pp. Hardback octavo, no jacket, good condition, blue cloth cover, pages lightly toned, spine ends little chipped, spine lightly faded, cover corner tips little rubbed. 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. $15 AUD.

477. White, Patrick; Nolan, Sidney (dustjacket design) (1961). Riders in the Chariot: A Novel (1st U.K. ed). London: Eyre & Spottiswoode. 552 pp. Hardback small octavo, dustjacket, very good condition (in fair dustjacket), rear cover jacket torn piece missing (base spine creased affecting text, flap price-clipped), rear brown cloth cover scratched, top edge minimally marked, minor edgewear, internally excellent. This novel is about four people and with the vision that is the centre of each of their lives, but which they keep hidden from the world. Explores their lives at great depth. The Australian author was awarded the Nobel Prize for Literature. Jacket art by Sidney Nolan. (First U.K. edition, published a few weeks after the U.S. edition.). Our Book No: 28440. $20 AUD.

478. 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.

479. 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, corners jacket little clipped as issued (front flap price-clipped, minimal 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.

480. White, Patrick; Nolan, Sidney (jacket art) (1976). A Fringe of Leaves (1st ed). London: Jonathan Cape. 405 pp. Hardback small octavo, dustjacket, very good condition (in very good dustjacket), top edge blue-tinted, base spine jacket chipped (corner front flap price-clipped & sticker mark). 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. ISBN: 0224012908. Our Book No: 17427. $30 AUD.

481. 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. 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.

482. 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.

483. 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 & creasing jacket (few small edge tears), owner's written name, copy 1. 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: 3666. $20 AUD.

484. 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.

485. White, Patrick (1988). The Burnt Ones (Reprint ed). London: Penguin Group. 316 pp. Paperback small trade, very good condition, pages lightly toned, minor toning rear cover, tiny scuff top spine, minor edgewear. A collection of nine short stories and two novellas by the Australian winner of the Nobel prize for Literature. Reveals the disparities - funny and sad, ironic and compassionate, between life's expectations and its realities. ISBN: 0140027769. Our Book No: 30189. $10 AUD.

486. 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 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.

487. White, Patrick (1994). The Vivisector (Reprint ed). London: Vintage / Random House. 617 pp. Paperback thick small octavo, very good condition, minor edgewear. Novel in which Hurtle Duffield is incapable of loving anything except what he paints. The people who court him are, above all, the victims of his art, and he dissects their weaknesses with cruel precision. The Australian author won the Nobel Prize for Literature in 1973. ISBN: 9780099324614. Our Book No: 4072. $15 AUD.

488. 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.

489. 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. $10 AUD.

490. 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.

491. 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.

492. Whitfield, J. M.; Lambert, G. W. (illustrator) (1912). The Spirit of the Bush Fire Series: Part I. Sydney: William Brooks & Company. 101 pp. Paperback small, thick card cover (green cloth spine), fair plus condition, black & white drawings (some full-page), school library rubber stamps, covers worn & soiled, spine ends worn, pages little foxed & marked, corner tips worn (few torn), old price marks. (Written name dated Nowra, 1912. Trove catalog states 1910s.) Part 1 of a three-part series of short stories (fairy tales) for children and young adults, written by Jessie M. Lambert (Mrs Owen Harris) and illustrated by George W. Lambert (incorrectly printed as C. W. Lambert). The short stories are: The Spirit of the Bush Fire; The Beaching of the Collaroy; The Mermaid's Ballroom; Microscopic Tim's Adventures (a series of eight stories with introduction). Our Book No: 14369. $15 AUD.

493. Whitworth, Robert (1994). Mary Summers: A Romance of the Australian Bush (1st ed) [Australian Books On Demand, no. 9]. Canberra: Mulini Press. 99 pp. Paperback large octavo, very good condition, frontispiece, minor edgewear. This book which is a full-length novel. The story first appeared in 1865 and was published in the "Australian Journal" as a serial. 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. ISBN: 0949910414. Our Book No: 29745. $30 AUD.

494. 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.

495. 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.

496. 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 probes the fears, neuroses, and tender absurdities of modern sexual mores. ISBN: 0702208965. Our Book No: 24896. $10 AUD.

497. Williams, Maslyn (1974). Florence Copley of Romney (1st ed). 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. 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 book 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. $12 AUD.

498. 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.

499. 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 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. (No 5 in this series.). ISBN: 0949910228. Our Book No: 29752. $25 AUD.

500. 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.

501. 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.

502. 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.

503. 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.

504. Winton, Tim (2009). Breath (Reprint ed). Melbourne: Penguin Books. 264 pp. Paperback, very good plus condition, minimal edgewear. This Australian novel is the story of paramedic Bruce Pike who is called out to deal with another teenage adventure gone wrong. ISBN: 9780143009580. Our Book No: 24801. $10 AUD.

505. Winton, Tim; Louise, Karen (illustrator) (1997). Blueback: A Fable for all Ages (1st ed). Sydney: Pan Macmillan. 152 pp. Paperback square, very good condition, black & white drawings, pages faintly toned, base spine little bumped, few tiny edge tears, minor edgewear. A novel for young adults with an environmental theme, awarded the 1998 Wilderness Society environment award. ISBN: 0330360388. Our Book No: 29852. $10 AUD.

506. 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.

507. 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.

508. 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 in which the author 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.). ISBN: 0330259199. Our Book No: 30312. $10 AUD.

509. 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.). ISBN: 020717069X. Our Book No: 30308. $15 AUD.

510. Wood, Charlotte (2011). Animal People (1st ed). Sydney: Allen & Unwin. 264 pp. Paperback wide trade, card covers (with flaps), very good condition, edges & pages lightly toned, minor edgewear. The author takes a character from her novel "The Children" and turns her unflinching gaze on him and his world in this new novel. Sewt in a big Australian city over a single day. The book traces a watershed day in the life of Stephen, aimless, unhappy, unfilled - and without a clue of how to make his life better. This book is a look at urban life, a meditation on the conflicted nature of human-animal relationships and a great piece of storytelling. ISBN: 9781742376851. Our Book No: 27332. $15 AUD.

511. Wood, Charlotte (2016). The Natural Way of Things (1st U.K. ed). London: Allen & Unwin c/o Atlantic Books. 316 pp. Hardback octavo, dustjacket, very good condition (in very good dustjacket), minor edgewear jacket (few tiny dents rear cover). First U.K. edition. This is a confronting and very imaginative novel of contemporary misogyny and corporate control. It is a story of two women, their sisterly love and courage, told by a provocative Australian story teller. ISBN: 9781760291877. Our Book No: 29761. $25 AUD.

512. Wood, Karen (2011). Diamond Spirit (Reprint ed) [Diamond Spirit Series, no 1]. Sydney: Allen & Unwin. 266 pp. Paperback thick trade, very good plus condition. First book in a series for young adults. 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.

513. Wood, Karen (2011). Opal Dreaming (1st ed) [No 3 of a 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. $12 AUD.

514. Wood, Karen (2011). Moonstone Promise (1st ed) [No 2 of a 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. $12 AUD.

515. 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.

516. 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.

517. Wooller, Geraldine (2007). The Seamstress: Between the Bonds and Burdens of Mother-Daughter Love (1st ed) [New Writing Series]. Perth, Crawley: University of Western Australia Press. 227 pp. Paperback thick trade, very good condition, minor edgewear bottom corner tips few pages, top edge lightly toned. Jo narrates the story of her strong, passionate mother, Willa, whose gradual slide into dementia shifts them into a new and difficult relationship. Abundant with warmth and wry humour, this book is a memorable tale of friendship and love between women. ISBN: 9781920694937. Our Book No: 25468. $11 AUD.

518. 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. $25 AUD.

519. Wright, Alexis (2006). Carpentaria (Reprint ed). Sydney, Artarmon: Giramondo Publishing Company. 520 pp. Paperback thick octavo, very good plus condition, minimal edgewear. Heavy. Alexis Wright's second novel, being an epic set in the Gulf Country of northwestern Queensland. Alexis is a member of the Waanyi Nation of the southern highlands of the Gulf of Carpentaria. Winner of the Miles Franklin Literary Award in 2007. The story teems with extraordinary characters: outcast saviour Elias Smith, religious zealot Mozzie Fishman, murderous mayor Bruiser, moth-ridden Captain Nicoli Finn, activist Will Phantom and the rulers of the family, Angel Day and Norman Phantom - figures of such an intense imagining. ISBN: 1920882170. Our Book No: 14757. $25 AUD.

520. Wright, Jacqueline (2012). Red Dirt Talking. Perth, Fremantle: Fremantle Press. 352 pp. Paperback octavo, very good condition. It's build-up time in the northwestern town of Ransom, just before the big wet, when people go off the rails. In the midst of a bitter custody battle, a little girl goes missing. Annie, an anthropology graduate fresh from the city, is determined to uncover the mystery of the child's disappearance. As Annie searches for the truth beneath the township's wild speculations, she finds herself increasingly drawn towards Mick Hooper, a muscly, seemingly laid-back bloke with secrets of his own. An insightful and wryly funny Indigenous novel about at life in outback Western Australia. Winner of the T.A.G. Hungerford Award. ISBN: 9781921888793. Our Book No: 17419. $15 AUD.

521. 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.

522. 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.

523. Zusak, Markus; White, Trudy (illustrator) (2008). The Book Thief (Reprint ed). Sydney: Picador. 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: 9780330423304. Our Book No: 29010. $12 AUD.