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100 Ways to Improve Your Writing.
Provost, Gary.
ISBN: 0451627210
Mentor / NAL: New American Library New York 1985 
  Paperback small, very good condition, sticker. 158 pp. Proven professional techniques for writing with style and power. 
Price: $10.00 (AUD)
Book Number: 3509  Bookseller: Bookhome Australian Internet Bookshop
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50 Self-help Classics: Books to Change Your Life.
Butler-Bowdon, Tom.
ISBN: 0731810368
Simon & Schuster Sydney, East Roseville 2001 
  Paperback trade, very good condition, minor edgewear. 281 pp. A guide to 50 proven classics in the self-help field, including by Dale Carnegie, Deepak Chopra, Stephen Cover, Louise Hay, Victor Frankl, Benjamin Franklin, Buddha. Each consists of a 2 to 4 page summary of the life skills advocated, a brief biography of the author, and a history of the book. 
Price: $10.00 (AUD)
Book Number: 24748  Bookseller: Bookhome Australian Internet Bookshop
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A Book to Love: Favourite Guests of ABC TV's First Tuesday Book Club Share their Most Loved Books.
Byrne, Jennifer.
ISBN: 9780733325953
HarperCollins Sydney 2010 
  Paperback square trade, thick card covers (with flaps), very good condition, minor edgewear. 175 pp. A selection of authors and booklovers featured on this ABC-TV book program (hosted by Jennifer Byrne) come together to reveal the books closest to their hearts. The contributors include Ian Rankin, Christos Tsoilkas, Michael Robotham, Sophie Gee, Peter Corris, Emily Maguire, Matthew Reilly, Di Morrissey, Peter FitzSimons, Catherine Jinks and Malcolm Knox. 
Price: $12.00 (AUD)
Book Number: 27264  Bookseller: Bookhome Australian Internet Bookshop
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A Bookman's Essays.
Lack, Clem.
W. R. Smith & Paterson Brisbane, Fortitude Valley 1969 
  Hardback octavo, dustjacket, very good condition (in very good dustjacket), edges faintly foxed, minor edgewear jacket (all flap corners clipped), old price marks. 388 pp. (No 491 of a limited edition of 500 copies.) The author is a Fellow of the Royal Historical Society of Queensland, and a well-known Queensland journalist, historian and biographer. Here he fulfils a lifetime ambition to collect in book form the legends and sagas of the Celtic and English peoples. Also includes biographical essays on famous Celts, including many famous Australians of Irish, Scottish and Welsh descent. 
Price: $30.00 (AUD)
Book Number: 15120  Bookseller: Bookhome Australian Internet Bookshop
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A Certain Style: Beatrice Davis: A Literary Life.
Kent, Jacqueline.
ISBN: 0670911313
Viking / Penguin Books Melbourne 2001 
  Hardback octavo, dustjacket, very good condition (in very good dustjacket), black & white photos, minor edgewear jacket, cover edges little rubbed, pages lightly toned. 344 pp. First edition. This book is about Beatrice Davis, 1909 - 1992, who was Australia's most acclaimed book editor, the 'backroom girl of Australian literature'. As general editor at Angus & Robertson from the late thirties to the early seventies, she nurtured the talents of a host of well-known writers. In the course of her outstanding career Beatrice Davis saw Australian publishing change from a genteel pursuit to a market-dominated industry. The book also tells the story of that change, illustrated by the decline and fall of Beatrice's beloved Angus & Robertson, for almost a century Australia's premier publishing house. The author portrays a woman whose passion for living was as great as her passion for Australian literature. 
Price: $18.00 (AUD)
Book Number: 3775  Bookseller: Bookhome Australian Internet Bookshop
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A Grand Obsession: The DS Mitchell Story.
Willsteed, Theresa (editor).
ISBN: 0731371771
State Library of New South Wales (SLNSW) Sydney 2007 
  Paperback large quarto, very good plus condition, colour drawings, sepia (brown-tinted) text-photos, minimal edgewear. 54 pp. This book has been published in association with the exhibition 'A Grand Obsession: The DS Mitchell Story', a free exhibition from 18 June to 30 September 2007. A interesting way to learn about his wonderful collection left to the State Library. (Inside front cover: David Scott Mitchell's bookplate,.). 
Price: $30.00 (AUD)
Book Number: 30036  Bookseller: Bookhome Australian Internet Bookshop
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A History of British Publishing.
Feather, John.
ISBN: 0415026547
Routledge London 1988 
  Paperback trade, very good condition, pages lightly toned, minor edgewear. 292 pp. This comprehensive history covers the period in which books have been printed in Britain. Includes a survey of the present century, the age of the Net Book Agreement, the book club, and the electronic media. 
Price: $20.00 (AUD)
Book Number: 27942  Bookseller: Bookhome Australian Internet Bookshop
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A New Fijian Grammar.
Churchward, C. Maxwell.
Australasian Medical Publishing Co. / Government of Fiji Sydney 1941 
  Hardback small, no jacket as issued, very good condition, brown cloth cover (minor fading & creasing as common), pages lightly toned as usual, minor edgewear, bookshop rubber stamp. 94 pp. This booklet was prepared on behalf of the Government of Fiji, to explain the structure and laws of the Fijian language (Bau dialect), not on the basis of English or Latin, but on its own basis. 
Price: $15.00 (AUD)
Book Number: 16300  Bookseller: Bookhome Australian Internet Bookshop
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A Trunk Full of Books: History of the State Library of South Australia and its Forerunners.
Bridge, Carl.
ISBN: 0949268313
State Library of South Australia (SLSA) / Wakefield Press Adelaide 1986 
  Hardback octavo, dustjacket, very good plus condition (in very good plus dustjacket), autograph (written dedication). 266 pp. The first full-length history of an Australian state library written from its archives by a historian who links events to the fledgeling society of South Australia. The library started in 1836, but not before a sea-chest full of books had to be dredged from the bottom of the Port River before a book could be read. (Written dedication is to Richard Shears of the Daily Mail on his visit to the State Library in 1997, signed by the Director of the Library.). 
Price: $30.00 (AUD)
Book Number: 15220  Bookseller: Bookhome Australian Internet Bookshop
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Aboriginal Writing Today: Papers from the First National Conference of Aboriginal Writers Held in Perth, Western Australia, in 1983 [AIAS New Series].
Davis, Jack (editor); Hodge, Bob (editor).
ISBN: 0855751592
Australian Institute of Aboriginal Studies (AIAS) Canberra 1985 
  Paperback trade, very good condition, spine lightly faded, pages lightly toned, minor edgewear. 112 pp. This conference provides a fascinating look at Aboriginal writing from the beginning as an oral tradition through its exciting contemporary voice to the strong promise of its future. Faith Bandler describes how she researched her novels. Catherine Berndt offers a sensitive analysis of oral literature. Gerry Bostock describes the early days of Aboriginal theatre. Jack Davis overviews Aboriginal writing today, and Kevin Gilbert discusses the policies Aboriginal writers have adopted and offers some provocative suggestions for future policies. Colin Johnson talks about the problems of trying to handle Aboriginal themes within white forms, Cliff Watego provides an analysis of Kath Walker's poetry. Finally, Bruce McGuiness and Denis Walker combine two formidable talents to talk about the politics of Aboriginal literature. (No 56 in this series.). 
Price: $15.00 (AUD)
Book Number: 30324  Bookseller: Bookhome Australian Internet Bookshop
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Author Unknown: On the Trail of Anonymous.
Foster, Don.
ISBN: 0805063579
Henry Holt & Company New York 2000 
  Hardback octavo, dustjacket, very good condition (in very good dustjacket), top corner jacket lightly scuffed, bottom edge lightly marked. 318 pp. A document examiner writes about how he uses his unusual methods to search out the hidden identities behind anonymous documents of all types. 
Price: $20.00 (AUD)
Book Number: 26479  Bookseller: Bookhome Australian Internet Bookshop
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Away with Words: A Frolic Through the Landscape of Language [A Way with Words].
Wajnryb, Ruth.
ISBN: 0733315461
Australian Broadcasting Commission (ABC) Sydney 2005 
  Paperback thick trade, very good condition, minor edgewear, front cover lightly creased. 328 pp. This book is a collection of 100 cheeky capsules of wit, insight and meticulous research. The author looks at how and why the English language works the way it does. SALE PRICE. 
Price: $10.00 (AUD)
Book Number: 24155  Bookseller: Bookhome Australian Internet Bookshop
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Between the Lines: A Legal Guide for Writers and Illustrators.
Spender, Lynne.
ISBN: 0975208306
Keesing Press / Australian Society of Authors Sydney, Strawberry Hills 2004 
  Paperback octavo, very good condition, minor edgewear, top corner front cover & few page corners creased. 272 pp. The Australian Society of Authors (ASA) commissioned this book in response to daily queries about legal issues from authors and illustrators. The author has used her own values to form the book. 
Price: $24.00 (AUD)
Book Number: 24894  Bookseller: Bookhome Australian Internet Bookshop
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Between You and Me: Confessions of a Comma Queen.
Norris, Mary.
ISBN: 9781922182937
Text Publishing Melbourne 2015 
  Hardback small octavo, dustjacket, very good condition (in very good dustjacket), pages faintly toned, top corners little bumped, minor edgewear jacket. 228 pp. Very funny descriptions of common problems in spelling, punctuation, and usage, by a long-term style editor of the New Yorker magazine. The author gives clear explanations of how to handle them. There are examples ranging from Charles Dickens and Emily Dickinson to The Simpsons and Gillian Flynn. 
Price: $20.00 (AUD)
Book Number: 29507  Bookseller: Bookhome Australian Internet Bookshop
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Book Finds: How to Find, Buy, and Sell Used and Rare Books.
Ellis, Ian C.
ISBN: 0399526544
Perigee / Berkley Publishing New York 2001 
  Paperback trade, very good condition, minor edgewear. 306 pp. The author is a book dealer and collector for over 20 years, specializing in science fiction and mysteries. For the experienced collector or someone embarking on a new hobby, reveals the secrets of locating rare and valuable books. Includes information on first editions and reader's copies, auctions and catalogs, avoiding costly and common beginner mistakes, strategies of professional book scouts, and buying and selling on the Internet. Includes a list of 1001 findable (and hopefully collectible) books. 
Price: $12.00 (AUD)
Book Number: 14489  Bookseller: Bookhome Australian Internet Bookshop
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Books, Baguettes and Bedbugs: The Left Bank World of Shakespeare & Co.
Mercer, Jeremy.
ISBN: 0297850881
Weidenfeld & Nicolson London 2005 
  Hardback octavo, dustjacket, very good condition (in very good dustjacket), minor edgewear jacket, top edge lightly foxed, edges & pages lightly toned. 260 pp. The author found refuge at a peculiar old bookstore in Paris, and describes the remarkable events that occurred there during his stay. 'Shakespeare and Company' is the meeting place of many well-known writers and book collectors. 
Price: $15.00 (AUD)
Book Number: 27592  Bookseller: Bookhome Australian Internet Bookshop
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Bookshops.
Carrion, Jorge; Bush, Peter (translator).
ISBN: 9780857054449
Maclehose Press London 2016 
  Hardback octavo, dustjacket, very good condition (in very good dustjacket), black & white text-photos, minor edgewear jacket. 304 pp. This fascinating book is a travelogue of a lucid and curious observer, full of anecdotes and stories from the universe of writing, publishing and selling books. The author travels to Shakespeare & Co in Paris, Wells in Winchester, Green Apple Books in San Francisco, Librairie des Colonnes in Tangier, and The Strand Book Store in New York. The author touches on the role of bookshops in today's ever-changing climate of globalisation, disappearing high streets, and e-readers, and gives a compelling case for hope. He underlines the importance of bookshops and the magic that happens there. (Translated from Spanish.). 
Price: $20.00 (AUD)
Book Number: 30218  Bookseller: Bookhome Australian Internet Bookshop
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Caldecott and Co.: Notes on Books andPictures.
Sendak, Maurice.
ISBN: 1871061067
Reinhardt Books / Viking / Penguin Books London 1989 
  Hardback octavo, dustjacket, very good condition (in very good dustjacket), minor edgewear jacket (light foxing, few tiny chips), faint foxing edges. 214 pp. Essays about children's literature (picture books) by the author of the famous picture book "Where the Wild Things Are". Topics range from George Macdonald, Beatrix Potter and Randolph Caldecott, to Margot Zemach, Harriet Pincus and Edward Ardizzone, and to Walt Disney, Mother Goose and Hans Christian Anderson. The author voices his deeply held opinions about every aspect of the world of the picture book. 
Price: $15.00 (AUD)
Book Number: 26061  Bookseller: Bookhome Australian Internet Bookshop
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Catherine Martin's Library with a List of the Books [Bibliograhica Historica Australiae].
Allen, Margaret.
ISBN: 0949910945
Mulini Press Canberra 2002 
  Paperback large octavo, very good plus condition, frontispiece, small mark front cover. 60 pp. This book has a list of the books in the remaining (major) portion of the library of important Australian writer Catherine Martin. Carefully catalogued, with the many annotations noted. There is a full introductory account of the writer and her books. Catherine travelled overseas and always took her 'trunkful of books'. The books show that she had an interest in art, politics, philosophy and social issues, and contemporary literature. (No 12 in this series.). 
Price: $30.00 (AUD)
Book Number: 29933  Bookseller: Bookhome Australian Internet Bookshop
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Chomsky for Beginners.
Maher, John; Groves, Judith (illustrator).
ISBN: 1874166420
Icon Books London 1998 
  Paperback trade, very good condition, black & white cartoons, pages lightly toned, few tiny scratches covers, cover photo differs from stock photo. 175 pp. Traces Chomsky's understanding of the cognitive realities involved in the use of language and the technical apparatus needed to represent it. The author also describes his radical critique of the institutions of power and pathways of oppression, and his commitment to freedom and justice. 
Price: $10.00 (AUD)
Book Number: 22008  Bookseller: Bookhome Australian Internet Bookshop
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De Lingua Belief.
Fiengo, Robert; May, Robert.
ISBN: 0262062577
Bradford / MIT Press Cambridge, MA 2006 
  Paperback octavo, good plus condition, prelim page removed, otherwise excellent condition. 179 pp. De lingua beliefs are those about everyday conversations, when we examine the language we use. We wonder about what words mean, to whom a name refers, whether a sentence is true. The focus of this book is on the beliefs we have about the semantic values of linguistic expressions, exploring the genesis of these beliefs, and how they explain how we use and understand language. Examines the resources available to us for generating linguistic beliefs, and considers how linguistic theory characterizes the formal, syntactic identity of the linguistic beliefs. The key insight is that the content of beliefs about semantic values is part of what we say by our utterances. This has direct consequences for explaining the information in identity statements, and the possibilities for substitution in attributions of propositional attitudes. 
Price: $15.00 (AUD)
Book Number: 14291  Bookseller: Bookhome Australian Internet Bookshop
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Dives and Pauper: Volume I: Part I [Early English Text Society, No 275].
Barnum, Priscilla Heath (editor).
Oxford University Press / Early English Text Society London 1976 
  Hardback octavo, dustjacket, very good condition (in very good dustjacket), black & white photos (frontispiece & three foldouts), minor foxing (top edge, rear pastedown, reverse side jacket), jacket scuffed (edgewear, flap clipped). 359 pp. The first volume of a 3-volume set, containing the first half of the text of this classic document. "Dives and Pauper" is an encyclopaedic prose commentary on the Biblical Ten Commandments, cast as a dialogue between a rich layman (Dives) and his instructor, a poor mendicant friar (Pauper). It was composed about 1405 - 1410 by an unknown author, and addresses theological debates of the turbulent period of English church history with unusual directness and complexity. 
Price: $25.00 (AUD)
Book Number: 14428  Bookseller: Bookhome Australian Internet Bookshop
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Don't Step on it - It Might be a Writer: Reminiscences of a Literary Agent.
MacCampbell, Donald.
Sherbourne Press Los Angeles 1972 
  Hardback octavo, dustjacket, very good condition (in very good dustjacket), top edge lightly foxed, small edge tears jacket, minor edgewear. 190 pp. Witty autobiography of a mover and shaker in American publishing - careful he does not step on you! He was snobbish about choosing his clients, but not at all snobbish about what they write. 
Price: $12.00 (AUD)
Book Number: 14822  Bookseller: Bookhome Australian Internet Bookshop
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Editing in Australia [Occasional paper, no. 17].
Eggert, Paul (editor).
ISBN: 0731700988
English Department University College ADFA Campbell, ACT 1990 
  Paperback trade, stiffened card covers (with flaps), as new condition, few black & white plates. 199 pp. The conference papers, printed here in revised form, will be vital to the critical editing of Australian literature. The papers will help readers, reviewers and students to understand and use critically edited texts. 
Price: $20.00 (AUD)
Book Number: 22340  Bookseller: Bookhome Australian Internet Bookshop
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Fugitive Books: The U Committee's Book Fair 1968 - 2012 & Women's Voluntary Work at UNSW.
Campbell, Roderic.
ISBN: 9780733434679
UNSW Archives Sydney, Kensington 2014 
  Paperback octavo, as new condition. 189 pp. A history of the largest secondhand bookfair in Sydney in Sydney, held at the University of New South Wales biannually (later annually) from 1968 to 2012. 
Price: $30.00 (AUD)
Book Number: 15961  Bookseller: Bookhome Australian Internet Bookshop
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Functional Sentence Perspective in Written and Spoken Communication [Studies in English Language].
Firbas, Jan.
ISBN: 0521031826
Cambridge University Press (CUP) Cambridge 2006 
  Paperback octavo, very good condition, tables, minor edgewear, top corner tip front cover & few pages little worn. 239 pp. Discusses the distribution of the degrees of communicative dynamism over sentence elements, which determines the orientation or perspective of the sentence. The second part of the book deals with spoken communication and considers the place of intonation in the interplay of Functional Sentence Perspective (FSP) factors, establishing the concept of prosodic prominence. SALE PRICE. (Printed copy of POD book, originally published in 1992.). 
Price: $25.00 (AUD)
Book Number: 24122  Bookseller: Bookhome Australian Internet Bookshop
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George Robertson: A Publishing Life in Letters [Previous title: Dear Robertson].
Robertson, George; Barker, Anthony (editor).
ISBN: 0702225126
University of Queensland Press Brisbane, St Lucia 1993 
  Hardback octavo, dustjacket, very good condition (in very good dustjacket), black & white photos centre spread, spine jacket faintly faded as common, pages toned as usual, minor edgewear, old price marks. 225 pp. Letters written by the bookseller and publisher George Robertson (1895 -1933), who was a founder of Angus & Robertson. 
Price: $15.00 (AUD)
Book Number: 15279  Bookseller: Bookhome Australian Internet Bookshop
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Hands Off Pidgin English!
Hall, Robert A. Jr.
Pacific Publications Sydney 1955 
  Hardback small, no jacket, good plus condition, green cloth boards (rear cover lightly flecked), endpapers lightly toned, jacket flap laid down on pastedown. 142 pp. American linguist offers a passionate defence of Pidgin English, as practiced in New Guinea and elsewhere, as a distinct language that advances the welfare of native people. SALE PRICE. 
Price: $15.00 (AUD)
Book Number: 13061  Bookseller: Bookhome Australian Internet Bookshop
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How to Write Crime.
Day, Marele (editor).
Allen & Unwin Sydney 1996 
  Paperback trade, very good condition, minor edgewear. 187 pp. 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. 
Price: $15.00 (AUD)
Book Number: 27499  Bookseller: Bookhome Australian Internet Bookshop
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How to Write Your Life Story: The Complete Guide to Creating a Personal Memoir.
Ulrich, Karen.
ISBN: 0762108134
Reader's Digest / Ivy Press East Sussex 2006 
  Hardback quarto, very good plus condition, colour & black & white & sepia (brown-coloured) text-photos, old price marks. Heavy, and extra postage may be requested to destinations outside Australia. 192 pp. The author covers all the elements, steps, and possibilities of writing autobiography. Includes ongoing encouragement, examples from wide-ranging authors, and plenty of writer's workshop exercises. 
Price: $32.00 (AUD)
Book Number: 24081  Bookseller: Bookhome Australian Internet Bookshop
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