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A Cottage in Spain.
Brett, Rosalind.
Mills & Boon London 1955 
  Hardback small octavo, dustjacket, good plus condition (in good plus dustjacket), edges lightly foxed, brown strip free flyleaves (impression jacket flaps), shop label front pastedown, pages lightly toned, small edge tears jacket (little loss corners), protected by removable semiarchival plastic sleeve. 189 pp. First edition. A romance novel set in Spain. Linda has many adventures centered on her villa near Barcelona. A good old fashioned collectible Mills & Boon romance. 
Price: $12.00 (AUD)
Book Number: 23617  Bookseller: Bookhome Australian Internet Bookshop
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A Dog's Purpose.
Cameron, Bruce W.
ISBN: 9781760551452
Pan Macmillan Sydney 2017 
  Paperback small trade, very good condition, minor edgewear, corner tips on covers little bent, edges & pages lightly toned, crease in flyleaf. 319 pp. Delightful American novel about a dog's many lives, with a dog's-eye commentary on human relationships and the unbreakable bonds between man and man's best friend. This charming story now has a movie of the same title. 
Price: $15.00 (AUD)
Book Number: 30018  Bookseller: Bookhome Australian Internet Bookshop
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A Dog's Way Home.
Cameron, Bruce W.
ISBN: 9781509855940
Pan Books London 2017 
  Paperback small trade, very good condition, corner tips covers faintly creased, minor edgewear. 324 pp. This novel is the story of Lucas Ray and his rescued puppy Bella, a pit bull terrier. The story has a dog's-eye commentary on human relationships and the unbreakable bonds between man and man's best friend. After being forcefully separated as an illegal dog, Bella escapes and tracks through the wilderness to find her human. This charming story is from the author of "A Dog's Purpose". 
Price: $15.00 (AUD)
Book Number: 30532  Bookseller: Bookhome Australian Internet Bookshop
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A Year at Hotel Gondola.
Pellegrino, Nicky.
ISBN: 9781869713751
Hachette Auckland 2018 
  Paperback octavo, very good condition, front hinge minimally split (pages firm), minor edgewear. 305 pp. This novel is set in Venice. Kat has fallen in love with an Italian man and is moving to Venice where she is going to help him run his guesthouse, Hotel Gondola. Kat hopes to write about the first year of her new adventure, the food she eats, the recipes she collects, the people she meets, and the man she doesn't really know all that well but is going to make a life with. Will her adventure turn out the way she wants? 
Price: $15.00 (AUD)
Book Number: 29979  Bookseller: Bookhome Australian Internet Bookshop
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Animal Farm: A Fairy Story [Penguin classics].
Orwell, George.
ISBN: 0141182709
Penguin Books London 2000 
  Paperback, very good plus condition, cover design differs from stock photo. 113 pp. Satirical novel about tyranny and corruption in society, based on animals taking over a farm. Originally published in 1945. 
Price: $10.00 (AUD)
Book Number: 3427B  Bookseller: Bookhome Australian Internet Bookshop
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Beatrice and Virgil.
Martel, Yann.
ISBN: 9781921656255
Text Publishing Melbourne 2010 
  Hardback small octavo, dustjacket, very good condition (in very good dustjacket), illustrated boards, minor edgewear jacket. 197 pp. This is the story of Henry a writer, who receives an envelope containing a play and a note asking for his help. The mysterious, elderly taxidermist introduces Henry to Beatrice and Virgil, and his life is changed forever. By the 2002 Man Booker Prize Winner. This new novel takes the reader on a haunting odyssey. Along the way the author asks profound questions about life and art, truth and deception, responsibility and complicity. 
Price: $15.00 (AUD)
Book Number: 29624  Bookseller: Bookhome Australian Internet Bookshop
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Beer in the Snooker Club [Twentieth Century Lives].
Ghali, Waguih.
ISBN: 0941533816
New Amsterdam New York 1989 
  Paperback small octavo, very good plus condition. 220 pp. Originally published in 1964, this novel is a classic of the literature of emigration. During their years together in London, they drank many a pint of Bass from these mugs. But there is no Bass in Nassers Egypt, so Ram and Font have to make do with a heady mixture of beer, vodka and whisky. Yearning for Bass they long to be far from a revolution that neither serves the people nor allows their rich aunts to live the life of leisure they are accustomed to. Stranded between two cultures, Ram and Font must choose between dangerous political opposition and reluctant acquiescence. 
Price: $10.00 (AUD)
Book Number: 15925  Bookseller: Bookhome Australian Internet Bookshop
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Bird of Paradise.
Peterswald, Rosemary Esmonde.
ISBN: 9780980780703
Ballynastragh Books Trinity Beach, QLD 2010 
  Paperback octavo, very good condition, minimal edgewear. 357 pp. Set during the period of the Vietnam War, against a backdrop of evocative tropical heat, menace, and intrigue. This novel, set in New Guinea, explores the tangled emotions of love, loss, and betrayal, climaxing in dramatic and unexpected consequences. 
Price: $15.00 (AUD)
Book Number: 24867  Bookseller: Bookhome Australian Internet Bookshop
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Caleb's Crossing.
Brooks, Geraldine.
ISBN: 9780670021048
Viking / Penguin Books New York 2011 
  Hardback octavo, dustjacket, very good condition (in very good dustjacket), owner's name & address label front endpaper. 306 pp. 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. 
Price: $18.00 (AUD)
Book Number: 29267  Bookseller: Bookhome Australian Internet Bookshop
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Carnival.
Mackenzie, Compton.
Penguin Books London 1985 
  Paperback, very good condition, edges & pages lightly toned, minor edgewear. 324 pp. Originally published, 1912. Novel about a dancing girl called Jenny, written by author of "Whisky Galore". 
Price: $10.00 (AUD)
Book Number: 27389  Bookseller: Bookhome Australian Internet Bookshop
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Coconut Chaos (Pitcairn, Mutiny and a Seduction at Sea).
Souhami, Diana.
ISBN: 9780297847878
Weidenfeld & Nicolson London 2007 
  Hardback octavo, dustjacket, very good plus condition (in very good plus dustjacket). 257 pp. Novel based on the mutiny on the Bounty that weaves facts with fiction. At dawn on 27 April 1789 Fletcher Christian, master's mate on the HMS Bounty, took a coconut to quench his thirst from the supply on the quarterdeck. But the consequences followed: mutiny; Captain Bligh's navigation 3000 miles across the Pacific in an open boat in violent weather without maps or supplies and with starving men; the colonising of Pitcairn Island; the shipwreck on the Great Barrier Reef of HMS Pandora sent to capture the mutineers; and, two hundred years later, the seduction of the narrator in a rudderless yacht on stormy seas. This singular tale by a Whitbread Prize-winning writer connects the famous mutiny on the Bounty in the Pacific Ocean in 1789 to the plight of the islanders of Pitcairn now. Its conceptual core is chaos theory: how a small chance thing, the taking of a coconut by Fletcher Christian from William Bligh's stores on the ship, had dramatic ramifications that continue today. 
Price: $15.00 (AUD)
Book Number: 15901  Bookseller: Bookhome Australian Internet Bookshop
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Comedy in a Minor Key.
Keilson, Hans; Searls, Damion (translation).
ISBN: 9781921844072
Scribe Publications Melbourne 2011 
  Paperback small thin trade, very good condition, edges & pages little toned, minor creases covers. 104 pp. This book is the story of Wim and Marie, a Dutch couple who first hide a Jew they know as Nico, and must then dispose of his body when he dies of pneumonia. This novella, first published in 1947 and now translated into English for the first time, shows the author at his best. Published to celebrate Keilson's 102nd birthday, and introduces Australian readers to a forgotten author who was a witness to World War 2. Published 1947 as "Komodie in Moll". 
Price: $15.00 (AUD)
Book Number: 27726  Bookseller: Bookhome Australian Internet Bookshop
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Disgrace: What Is a Mad Heart?
Coetzee, J. M.
ISBN: 9780099526834
Vintage London 2009 
  Paperback small trade, very good condition, pages faintly toned, minor edgewear. 219 pp. This novel is about a man named David Lurie who has spent years teaching romantic poetry at the technical University of Cape Town. Middle aged and twice divorced, he has an affair with a student. The affair turns sour - he is denounced and summoned before a committee of inquiry. He refuses to repent publicly, and resigns and retreats to his daughter Lucy’s isolated farm. He and Lucy become victims of a savage and disturbing attack which brings into relief all the faultlines in their relationship. 
Price: $15.00 (AUD)
Book Number: 40203  Bookseller: Bookhome Australian Internet Bookshop
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Doctor Sax: Faust Part Three.
Kerouac, Jack.
ISBN: 0586091564
Flamingo London 2001 
  Paperback trade, very good condition, corner tips few pages creased, minor edgewear. 207 pp. This novel is told through the character of Kerouac's fictional alter ego, Jack Duluoz. It is the story of his extraordinary childhood in Massachusetts and the imaginary world, full of strange new possibilities that he made for himself. 
Price: $15.00 (AUD)
Book Number: 28521  Bookseller: Bookhome Australian Internet Bookshop
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Elementals: Stories of Fire and Ice.
Byatt, A. S.
ISBN: 0701168234
Chatto & Windus London 1998 
  Hardback small, dustjacket, very good condition (in very good dustjacket), top edge cover little bumped, edges minimally foxed. 230 pp. First edition. A collection of short stories by the English author of the Booker Prize winning novel "Possession". 
Price: $10.00 (AUD)
Book Number: 11119  Bookseller: Bookhome Australian Internet Bookshop
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Fields of Gold.
McIntosh, Fiona.
ISBN: 9780143568445
Penguin Books Melbourne 2013 
  Paperback thick trade, very good plus condition. 562 pp. This novel of high adventure, tragedy and enduring love, by well-known Australian writer, moves from the windswept cliffs of the Cornish coast to the goldmines of southern India. Charismatic womaniser Jack Bryant has the world at his feet, but when trouble catches up with him he's forced to flee Penzance for good. 
Price: $16.00 (AUD)
Book Number: 28473  Bookseller: Bookhome Australian Internet Bookshop
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First Comes Courage (The Commandos).
Arnold, Elliott.
Triangle Books New York 1943 
  Hardback small octavo, dustjacket, good plus condition, pages toned, rear cover jacket little marked & foxed (few chips, edgewear), scuff mark free flyleaf (sticker mark), protected by removable semiarchival plastic sleeve (Brodart). 300 pp. The author states that every single large incident in this novel during World War 2 is entirely authentic. The Commandos are British, Americans, Free French, escaped Norwegians, and Poles. The author has travelled a lot in Europe and had the unusual opportunity to get material about the Commandos and the Underground. The novel has factual background, excitement, suspense, quick stabbing action, and a deep, passionate love affair. The photo on the cover is from the movie "First Comes Courage". 
Price: $15.00 (AUD)
Book Number: 29324  Bookseller: Bookhome Australian Internet Bookshop
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Go Set A Watchman.
Lee, Harper.
ISBN: 9781785150289
William Heinemann London 2015 
  Hardback octavo, dustjacket, very good condition (in very good dustjacket), minor edgewear jacket, spine ends little rubbed, few tiny scuff edges, minor edgewear. 278 pp. This novel tells the story of Jean Louise Finch - 'Scout' - and her return home to Maycomb, Alabama, to see her ageing father, Atticus. Set against the backdrop of the civil rights tensions and political turmoil that were changing the South. This long awaited sequel novel features many of the iconic characters her classic first novel “To Kill a Mockingbird”. 
Price: $15.00 (AUD)
Book Number: 30096  Bookseller: Bookhome Australian Internet Bookshop
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If On a Winter's Night a Traveller.
Calvino, Italo.
ISBN: 9780099430896
Vintage London 1998 
  Paperback trade, very good condition. 259 pp. You go into a bookshop and buy this novel. You like it. But there is a printer's error in your copy. You take it back and get a replacement. But the replacement seems to be a totally different story. You try to track down the original book you were reading but end up with a different narrative again. This remarkable novel leads you through many different books including a detective adventure, a romance, a satire, an erotic story, a diary, and a quest. But the real hero is you, the reader. 
Price: $10.00 (AUD)
Book Number: 16692  Bookseller: Bookhome Australian Internet Bookshop
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In Hazard.
Hughes, Richard.
Penguin Books Harmondsworth 1961 
  Paperback, very good condition, pages little toned, minor edgewear. 173 pp. A seafaring novel of vivid adventures, but is also an absorbing study of how two men behave in the face of danger. As a narrative of storm at sea, said to rival Joseph Conrad's "Typhoon". By the author of the acclaimed novel "A High Wind in Jamaica". 
Price: $10.00 (AUD)
Book Number: 3095  Bookseller: Bookhome Australian Internet Bookshop
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In the Forest.
O'Brien, Edna.
ISBN: 0618197303
Houghton Mifflin New York 2002 
  Hardback small, dustjacket, very good condition (in very good dustjacket), minor edgewear. 262 pp. First American edition. Taken from a true story, a riveting, frightening and brilliantly told novel set in the countryside of western Ireland. Anything can happen outside the boundary of mother and child, including a murder which is the climax of the story. 
Price: $10.00 (AUD)
Book Number: 20567  Bookseller: Bookhome Australian Internet Bookshop
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In the Sea There are Crocodiles: The Story of Enaiatollah Akbari.
Geda, Fabio; Curtis, Howard (translator).
ISBN: 9780857560087
David Fickling Books Oxford 2011 
  Hardback small, dustjacket, map, very good condition (in very good dustjacket), minor edgewear jacket, pages faintly toned. 211 pp. One day, a 10-year-old boy named Enaiatollah wakes up to find his mother gone. He is on the border of Pakistan, and he is alone. In this amazing true story, the author describes Enaiatollah's five-year journey from Afghanistan to Italy. His ordeal takes him through Pakistan, Iran, Turkey and Greece, enduring unimaginable hardships and challenges. The book is based on a true story, but because Enaiatollah did not remember it all, the author and Enaiatollah reconstructed his journey to recreate a chronology for his fragmented memories. Thus a work of fiction, though based on Enaiatollah's experience. (Translated from the Italian.). 
Price: $12.00 (AUD)
Book Number: 29052  Bookseller: Bookhome Australian Internet Bookshop
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Jerusalem Poker.
Whittemore, Edward; Hazleton, Lesley (introduction).
ISBN: 1882968239
Old Earth Books Baltimore 2002 
  Paperback octavo, very good condition. 424 pp. Volume 2 of the "Jerusalem Quartet". Breathtaking espionage novel, set mainly in Jerusalem from 1921 to1933. Chronicles the 12-year poker game for control of Jerusalem among an unusual trio of gamblers representing Europe, Asia and Africa. Written by a former American CIA officer who worked in the Middle east for many years. 
Price: $25.00 (AUD)
Book Number: 16108  Bookseller: Bookhome Australian Internet Bookshop
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Knocknagow, or the Homes of Tipperary.
Kickham, Charles J.
M. H. Gill & Son Dublin 1962 
  Hardback small octavo, dustjacket, good condition (in good dustjacket), pages lightly toned, small stains & spots top edge & top fore-edge, reverse side jacket toned at flap folds & spine (flap clipped, light stains top corners, white background rear cover little marked, slightly rubbed), edges little faded & rubbed, spine ends little rubbed, boards slightly faded & mottled, rubber stamps. 620 pp. This book is the most famous Irish novel of all time, originally published in 1879. Rural life of the 1850s and 1860s Tipperary is depicted with admiral fidelity and sympathy. The novel has been out of print for sometime, and it now reappears in a new edition. The author was born in 1826 at Mullinahone, a small town of the County Tipperary. He died at Blackrock near Dublin in 1882. 
Price: $25.00 (AUD)
Book Number: 30322  Bookseller: Bookhome Australian Internet Bookshop
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Last Orders.
Swift, Graham.
ISBN: 9781447202820
Picador London 2012 
  Paperback trade, very good condition, pages faintly toned, light crease front cover, minor edgewear. 323 + 32 pp. This novel won the Booker Prize in 1996. This is a reissue by Picador to celebrate their 40th anniversary in 2012. They are reissuing a selection of classic fiction. This book is the author's most poignant exploration of the complexity and courage of ordinary lives. 
Price: $14.00 (AUD)
Book Number: 29009  Bookseller: Bookhome Australian Internet Bookshop
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Love for Francesca.
Black, Hermina.
Hodder & Stoughton London 1961 
  Hardback small octavo, dustjacket, very good condition (in very good dustjacket), edges faintly foxed, tiny scuff mark front free flyleaf, flap clipped jacket (tiny edge tears), bookshop sticker, protected by removable semiarchival plastic sleeve. 223 pp. First edition. This collectible novel for young adults is set against the colourful background of the old city of Fez and the Moroccan Hills, where Francesca has gone as private nurse to Athalie Landis, the spoiled but loveable Anglo-American heiress. The tangled affairs of nurse and patient make this an intriguing and dangerous adventure which will have a romantic end. 
Price: $12.00 (AUD)
Book Number: 23639  Bookseller: Bookhome Australian Internet Bookshop
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Love on the Supertax [Love on the Super-tax].
Laski, Marghanita; Stein, W. (illustrator).
Cresset Press London 1944 
  Hardback small, dustjacket, very good condition (in good dustjacket), small drawings (vignettes), pages faintly toned (wartime economy paper), inner hinge little split (all pages firm), edge tears jacket repaired (tape repairs & little foxing reverse side, some loss spine ends, flap price-clipped), edges cloth cover little faded, some edgewear, bookshop rubber stamp, protected by removable semiarchival plastic sleeve. 127 pp. First edition. Her first novel is a social satire of English society that demonstrates a disturbing "two nations in one country" (as stated by Disraeli). Clarissa, an upper class girl falls in love with a Communist agitator, but it does not end well because of their very different social backgrounds. 
Price: $30.00 (AUD)
Book Number: 17832  Bookseller: Bookhome Australian Internet Bookshop
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Love, etc.
Barnes, Julian.
ISBN: 0224061097
Jonathan Cape London 2000 
  Hardback octavo, dustjacket, very good condition (in very good dustjacket), minor edgewear jacket. 249 pp. First edition. In this novel the author revisits Stuart, Oliver, and Gillian from "Talking It Over". Darker and deeper than his previous novel, it is a compelling look at contemporary love and its betrayals. The author later won the Booker Prize in 2011 for a future novel. 
Price: $15.00 (AUD)
Book Number: 28091  Bookseller: Bookhome Australian Internet Bookshop
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Ludmila: A Legend of Liechtenstein.
Gallico, Paul; Lonette, Reisie (illustrator).
Michael Joseph London 1961 
  Hardback small, dustjacket, very good plus condition (in very good dustjacket), black & white drawings (some full-page), flap clipped jacket, bookshop sticker, protected by removable semiarchival plastic sleeve (Raeco). 44 pp. First small hardback edition. A charming novella for young adults about a cow with great ambitions. She wishes to be the champion milk producer of the year, and lead the procession of herds down the mountainside in the age-old Liechtenstein harvest ceremony. 
Price: $10.00 (AUD)
Book Number: 14529  Bookseller: Bookhome Australian Internet Bookshop
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Maggie Cassidy.
Kerouac, Jack.
ISBN: 0141184914
Penguin Group London 2000 
  Paperback trade, very good condition, bottom corner front cover little creased, minor edgewear. 194 pp. Poignant novel of teenage romance in a New England mill town. The story of Jean and Maggie, in love with the idea of being in love, looking ahead to marriage with hope and trepidation. Told with touching simplicity, and is a beautiful evocation of growing up in America. One of his earliest books, but was published after he had achieved overnight fame with "On the Road". 
Price: $10.00 (AUD)
Book Number: 28520  Bookseller: Bookhome Australian Internet Bookshop
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