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Colin Hopkins


"Star Trek" Movie Memories: The Inside Story of the Classic Movies
Shatner, William,
ISBN: 9780006384168
Harper Collins, London, 1994. First Edition
 Softcover (Stiff Boards) Softcover (Stiff Boards). Fine Condition/. First Edition. First impression. Size: Octavo 8vo (standard book size). 358 pages. Text body is clean, and free from previous owner annotation, underlining and highlighting. Binding is tight, covers and spine fully intact. No foxing in this copy. All edges clean, neat and free of foxing. This book is available and ready to be shipped from our local warehouse. Postage quoted is for a standard format octavo book. Final charges may vary depending on size and weight.. Following on from "Star Trek Memories", this book is an account of how the original cast was brought together again out of retirement for the "Star Trek" movies. It explains the individual motivations of the actors who came together again. Quantity Available: 1. Shipped Weight: Under 1 kilogram. Category: Biography & Autobiography; Film, Radio & Television. ISBN: 0006384161. ISBN/EAN: 9780006384168. Pictures of this item not already displayed here available upon request. Inventory No: 3162. Fine Condition
Price: $13.95 (AUD)
Book Number: 3162  Bookseller: Colin Hopkins
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...Then Nothing Will Fail: An autobiographical account of survival in Poland under the Nazi and Soviet occupation
Kazmierski, Ted,
ISBN: 9781876454029
Verand Press, Sydney, 2000. Reprint
 Softcover Softcover. Fine Condition/. Reprint. Inscribed by Author. Size: Octavo (standard book size). 202 pages. Text body is clean, and free from previous owner annotation, underlining and highlighting. Binding is tight, covers and spine fully intact. This book is available and ready to be shipped.. Quantity Available: 1. Shipped Weight: Under 1 kilogram. Category: Biography & Autobiography; Poland; Inscribed by Author. ISBN: 1876454024. ISBN/EAN: 9781876454029. Pictures of this item not already displayed here available upon request. Inventory No: 6601. Fine Condition
Price: $8.95 (AUD)
Book Number: 6601  Bookseller: Colin Hopkins
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A Cook's Life
Alexander, Stephanie,
ISBN: 9781921382789
Penguin Books Australia, Melbourne, 2012. First Edition
 Hardcover Hardcover. Fine Condition/Fine. First Edition. First impression. Size: Octavo 8vo (standard book size). 362 pages. Text body is clean, and free from previous owner annotation, underlining and highlighting. Binding is tight, covers and spine fully intact. No foxing in this copy. Dust Jacket is in as new condition, apart from normal shop shelf wear - contains no tears or chips or other damage. Dust Jacket un-clipped. All edges clean, neat and free of foxing. All my books are available and are shipped from our Australian address.. With The Cook's Companion front and centre in half a million kitchens, Stephanie Alexander is the very definition of a household name. Each day thousands turn to her 'food bible' for the most reliable recipes and advice. But before Stephanie Alexander penned a word for the emerging food media, let alone for The Cook's Companion, she had spent decades avidly documenting food experiences. A Cook's Life is a very personal account of one woman's uncompromising commitment to good food, and of how it shaped her life and changed the eating habits of a nation. It includes many colour and B & W pictures. Quantity Available: 1. Category: Biography & Autobiography; Cooking, Wine & Dining. ISBN: . ISBN/EAN: 9781921382789. Pictures of this item not already displayed here available upon request. Inventory No: 3321. Fine Condition
Price: $20.00 (AUD)
Book Number: 3321  Bookseller: Colin Hopkins
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A Cook's Life
Alexander, Stephanie,
ISBN: 9781921384509
Penguin Books Australia, Melbourne, 2012. First Edition
 Softcover Softcover. Fine Condition/. First Edition. First impression. Size: Octavo 8vo (standard book size). 362 pages. Text body is clean, and free from previous owner annotation, underlining and highlighting. Binding is tight, covers and spine fully intact. No foxing in this copy. Dust Jacket un-clipped. All edges clean, neat and free of foxing. All my books are available and are shipped from our Australian address.. With The Cook's Companion front and centre in half a million kitchens, Stephanie Alexander is the very definition of a household name. Each day thousands turn to her 'food bible' for the most reliable recipes and advice. But before Stephanie Alexander penned a word for the emerging food media, let alone for The Cook's Companion, she had spent decades avidly documenting food experiences. A Cook's Life is a very personal account of one woman's uncompromising commitment to good food, and of how it shaped her life and changed the eating habits of a nation. It includes many colour and B & W pictures. Quantity Available: 1. Shipped Weight: Under 1 kilogram. Category: Cooking, Wine & Dining; Australia; Biography & Autobiography. ISBN: . ISBN/EAN: 9781921384509. Pictures of this item not already displayed here available upon request. Inventory No: 5835. Fine Condition
Price: $8.95 (AUD)
Book Number: 5835  Bookseller: Colin Hopkins
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A Fair Crack of the Whip: Embers from an Era
Scott, Jack,
ISBN: 9780959016437
Mimosa Press, Australia, 1984. First Edition
 Hardcover (Printed Boards) Hardcover (Printed Boards). Near Fine Condition/No Dust Jacket as issued. First Edition. 238 pages. Text body is clean, and free from previous owner annotation, underlining and highlighting. Binding is tight, covers and spine fully intact. No foxing in this copy. Previous owner's gift annotation. All edges clean, neat and free of foxing. This book is currently IN STOCK and would be shipped directly from our Australian address.. An Australian memoir of Jack Scott. He lived through tumultuous times having been born in North Queensland in 1921. A really ripping story. Quantity Available: 1. Shipped Weight: Under 1 kilogram. Category: Biography & Autobiography; Australia; History. ISBN: 0959016430. ISBN/EAN: 9780959016437. Pictures of this item not already displayed here available upon request. Inventory No: 4173. Near Fine Condition
Price: $20.00 (AUD)
Book Number: 4173  Bookseller: Colin Hopkins
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A Field of Short Poppies: A Journey Into the Extraordinary Lives of Ordinary People
McCord, Melissa; Anastassiou, Phillip,
ISBN: 9780868244624
Doubleday, Sydney, 1992. First Edition
 Softcover Softcover. Very Good Condition/. First Edition. Size: Quarto 4to . 232 pages. Text body is clean, and free from previous owner annotation, underlining and highlighting. Binding is tight, covers and spine fully intact. No foxing in this copy. All edges clean, neat and free of foxing. The cover has bumps and marks indicating prior use but is in very good condition overall. This book is currently IN STOCK and would be shipped directly from our Australian address.. A journey into the extraordinary lives of ordinary people. Profiling over forty people who have overcome adversity through determination, hard work and accepting personal responsibility. Photographs and writings capture the sparks of the human spirit and the essence of the Australian character. Quantity Available: 1. Shipped Weight: Under 1 kilogram. Category: Biography & Autobiography; ISBN: 0868244627. ISBN/EAN: 9780868244624. Pictures of this item not already displayed here available upon request. Inventory No: 3803. Very Good Condition
Price: $10.95 (AUD)
Book Number: 3803  Bookseller: Colin Hopkins
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A Fine and Private Place
Matthews, Brian,
ISBN: 9780330362252
Picador, Sydney, 2000. First Edition
 Softcover Softcover. Good Condition/. First Edition. First Impression. Size: 8vo Octavo (standard book size). 279 pages. Text body is clean, and free from previous owner annotation, underlining and highlighting. Binding is tight, covers and spine fully intact. Pages slightly tanned throughout. Edges browned slightly. The cover has some bumps and marks but is intact.. This book is available and will be shipped within two business days. All items are tracked and details are available on request. . This is a sometimes funny, sometimes intensely moving but never sentimental account of a working-class upbringing on the wrong side of the tracks in St Kilda. The book ranges across many of Brian Matthews' deepest passions and explores relentlessly some of his most insistent memories through the extraordinary prism of wartime and post-war St Kilda. A Fine and Private Place uses at its core the themes of graves, deaths and disappearances, families, relationships between fathers and sons; but throughout the memoir is the recurring theme of living for the moment, working-class joys, the frustrations of putting all your hopes on your football team. At times heartbreakingly sad; at other times wonderfully witty, A Fine and Private Place is one of the most rewarding memoirs of recent years. Quantity Available: 1. Shipped Weight: Under 1 kilogram. Category: Biography & Autobiography; Australia; ISBN: 0330362259. ISBN/EAN: 9780330362252. Pictures of this item not already displayed here available upon request. Inventory No: 5859. Good Condition
Price: $12.50 (AUD)
Book Number: 5859  Bookseller: Colin Hopkins
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A Foolish Voyage: Self-discovery at Sea
Hawkesford, Neil,
ISBN: 9781522768142
Self published,  2016. Second Edition
 Trade Paperback Trade Paperback. Fine Condition/. Second Edition. Size: Octavo (standard book size). 117 pages. Text body is clean, and free from previous owner annotation, underlining and highlighting. Binding is tight, covers and spine fully intact. No foxing in this copy. All edges clean, neat and free of foxing. This book is available and ready to be shipped.. A photographic study of Western Australia by one of Australia's great photographers. Stunning. Quantity Available: 1. Shipped Weight: Under 1 kilogram. Category: Adventure, Survival, Exploration; Australia; Biography & Autobiography. ISBN: . ISBN/EAN: 9781522768142. Pictures of this item not already displayed here available upon request. Inventory No: 6666. Fine Condition
Price: $13.95 (AUD)
Book Number: 6666  Bookseller: Colin Hopkins
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A Fortunate Life
Facey, A. B.,
ISBN: 9780734305107
Penguin Books Australia, Melbourne, 2002. New Edition
 Hardcover Hardcover. Fine Condition/As New. New Edition. Second impression of the First Edition. Size: Octavo 8vo (standard book size). 331 pages. Mild age tanning throughout. This BOOK IS IN STOCK and READY TO MAIL NOW. Your book when ordered will be securely packed and promptly dispatched by Great Southern Books. This truly is a classic of Australian writing. A wonderful story about a man and his life in the early part of the 20th century in Western Australia. Quantity Available: 1. Shipped Weight: Under 1 kilogram. Category: Biography & Autobiography; Australia; 1900-1920; ISBN: 0734305109. ISBN/EAN: 9780734305107. Pictures of this item not already displayed here available upon request. Inventory No: 4765. Fine Condition
Price: $14.95 (AUD)
Book Number: 4765  Bookseller: Colin Hopkins
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A Hell for Heroes: A SAS Hero's Journey to the Heart of Darkness
Knell, Theodore,
ISBN: 9781444742893
Coronet, London, 2012. First Edition
 Softcover Softcover. Fine Condition/. First Edition. First Impression. Size: 8vo Octavo (standard book size). 337 pages. This book is available and will be shipped within two business days. All items are tracked and details are available on request. . This is my life story and the story of my time in the SAS. I hope that any soldier who reads it will find some sort of connection with their own. I have tried to share my experiences honestly, and as such all of the incidents portrayed within this book are true, some so dark and painful that I often questioned whether I wanted to remain part of the human race. I hope it will provide you an insight into the life and mind of a soldier-what makes us the way we are, what drives us on when other men would fold, what binds us together like no other brotherhood on earth, what makes us laugh and what scares us shitless.Watching men die violently for the first time is not something I would wish on any young man. Yes, many who have not served will say "It will make a man out of you, son," but what do they know? In reality it will destroy far more men than it makes, leaving many dead or crippled for life, some with wounds you can see, but far more with wounds which you cannot. Quantity Available: 1. Shipped Weight: Under 1 kilogram. Category: Military & Warfare; Britain/UK; Biography & Autobiography. ISBN: . ISBN/EAN: 9781444742893. Pictures of this item not already displayed here available upon request. Inventory No: 5377. Fine Condition
Price: $15.95 (AUD)
Book Number: 5377  Bookseller: Colin Hopkins
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A Hole in the World: An American Boyhood Tenth Anniversary Edition
Rhodes, Richard,
ISBN: 9780700610389
University Press of Kansas, USA, 2000. First Edition
 Trade Paperback Trade Paperback. Very Good Condition/. First Edition. First impression. Size: Octavo (standard book size). 283 pages. Text body is clean, and free from previous owner annotation, underlining and highlighting. Binding is tight, covers and spine fully intact. No foxing in this copy. All edges clean, neat and free of foxing. This book is available and ready to be shipped.. When he first published A Hole in the World in 1990, Pulitzer Prize-winner Richard Rhodes helped launch and legitimate a decade-long publishing phenomenon-the memoir of abused childhood. In this tenth anniversary edition, Rhodes offers new reflections on the abuse he and his older brother endured at the hands of their terrorizing stepmother and negligent father. He also describes readers' powerful and moving responses to his book, considers his changing sentiments as the years have passed, and provides additional details on his brother Stanley, who remains the author's true hero in this moving memoir. Quantity Available: 1. Shipped Weight: Under 1 kilogram. Category: Biography & Autobiography; United States; ISBN: 0700610383. ISBN/EAN: 9780700610389. Pictures of this item not already displayed here available upon request. Inventory No: 6760. Very Good Condition
Price: $9.95 (AUD)
Book Number: 6760  Bookseller: Colin Hopkins
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A Hundred Different Lives: An Autobiography
Massey, Raymond,
ISBN: 9780860510666
Robson Books Ltd, London, 1979. First Edition
 Hardcover Hardcover. Good Condition (ex-library)/Good. First Edition. Size: 8vo Octavo (standard book size). 445 pages. Text body is clean, and free from previous owner annotation, underlining and highlighting. Binding is tight, covers and spine fully intact. No foxing in this copy. Dust Jacket worn at edges, small chips and tears. Edges browned slightly. Ex-library book with usual marks, stickers & stamps however the text is largely unmarked and in very good condition throughout.. This book is available and will be shipped within two business days. All items are tracked and details are available on request. . The second instalment in stage and screen actor - Raymond Massey autobiography. Quantity Available: 1. Shipped Weight: Under 1 kilogram. Category: Film, Radio & Television; Biography & Autobiography. ISBN: 0860510662. ISBN/EAN: 9780860510666. Pictures of this item not already displayed here available upon request. Inventory No: 5186. Good Condition (ex-library)
Price: $15.95 (AUD)
Book Number: 5186  Bookseller: Colin Hopkins
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A Jerk on One End: Reflections of a Mediocre Fisherman
Hughes, Robert,
ISBN: 9781860467035
The Harvill Press, London, 1999. First Edition
 Hardcover Hardcover. Very Good Condition/Very Good. Illustrator: Andrew McLean. First Edition. First impression. Size: Octavo 8vo (standard book size). 117 pages. Text body is clean, and free from previous owner annotation, underlining and highlighting. Binding is tight, covers and spine fully intact. No foxing in this copy. The dust wrapper is not price clipped and shows only minor shelf-wear. . All edges clean, neat and free of foxing. This BOOK IS IN STOCK and READY TO MAIL NOW. Your book when ordered will be securely packed and promptly dispatched by Great Southern Books. "In some ways it's a ridiculous human passion," renowned author and art critic Robert Hughes confesses of his lifelong devotion to fishing. But it is a powerful, abiding passion nonetheless, one that Hughes shares with presidents and paupers, philosophers and truants, mystics and macho deep-sea warriors. Mixing memoir, history, adventure, folklore, and stunning descriptions of the fathomless mysteries of the deep, Robert Hughes has written an absolutely magnificent volume. A Jerk on One End is a superb piece of prose and a profound meditation on the beauty, the excitement, and the peerless pleasures of fishing--and of life. Illustrator: Andrew McLean. Quantity Available: 1. Shipped Weight: Under 1 kilogram. Category: Biography & Autobiography; Fishing & Hunting. ISBN: 1860467032. ISBN/EAN: 9781860467035. Pictures of this item not already displayed here available upon request. Inventory No: 4687. Very Good Condition
Price: $10.95 (AUD)
Book Number: 4687  Bookseller: Colin Hopkins
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A Journey
Blair, Tony,
ISBN: 9780091925550
Hutchinson , London, 2010. First Edition
 Hardcover Hardcover. Fine Condition/Near Fine. First Edition. First impression. Size: Octavo 8vo (standard book size). 718 pages. Text body is clean, and free from previous owner annotation, underlining and highlighting. Binding is tight, covers and spine fully intact. No foxing in this copy. Dust Jacket is in as new condition, apart from normal shop shelf wear - contains no tears or chips or other damage. Dust Jacket un-clipped. All edges clean, neat and free of foxing. All my books are available and are shipped from our Australian address.. In 1997, Tony Blair won the biggest Labour victory in history to sweep the party to power and end eighteen years of Conservative government. He has been one of the most dynamic leaders of modern times; few British prime ministers have shaped the nation's course as profoundly as Blair during his ten years in power, and his achievements and his legacy will be debated for years to come. Now his memoirs reveal in intimate detail this unique political and personal journey, providing an insight into the man, the politician and the statesman, and charting successes, controversies and disappointments with an extraordinary candour. "A Journey" will prove essential and compulsive reading for anyone who wants to understand the complexities of our global world. As an account of the nature and uses of power, it will also have a readership that extends well beyond politics, to all those who want to understand the challenges of leadership today. Quantity Available: 1. Category: Biography & Autobiography; Politics & Government. ISBN: . ISBN/EAN: 9780091925550. Pictures of this item not already displayed here available upon request. Inventory No: 3309. Fine Condition
Price: $21.50 (AUD)
Book Number: 3309  Bookseller: Colin Hopkins
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A Knockabout with a Slouch Hat
Hungerford, T. A. G.,
ISBN: 9780909144876
Fremantle Art Centre Press, Fremantle, 1985. First Edition
 Softcover (with dust wrapper) Softcover (with dust wrapper). Very Good Condition/Very Good. First Edition. First impression. Size: Octavo (standard book size). 170 pages. Text body is clean, and free from previous owner annotation, underlining and highlighting. Binding is tight, covers and spine fully intact. No foxing in this copy. Dust Jacket is in very good condition, without significant tears or chips or other damage. All edges clean, neat and free of foxing. This book is available and ready to be shipped.. This is an autobiographical collection of short stories based on the author's own experiences and immediately following the second world war. Quantity Available: 1. Shipped Weight: Under 1 kilogram. Category: Biography & Autobiography; Australia; ISBN: 0909144877. ISBN/EAN: 9780909144876. Pictures of this item not already displayed here available upon request. Inventory No: 6839. Very Good Condition
Price: $14.95 (AUD)
Book Number: 6839  Bookseller: Colin Hopkins
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A Life in Parts
Cranston, Bryan,
ISBN: 9781409156574
Orion, London, 2016. First Edition
 Hardcover Hardcover. Very Good Condition/Near Fine. First Edition. This is the first UK edition. Size: 8vo Octavo (standard book size). 274 pages. Text body is clean, and free from previous owner annotation, underlining and highlighting. Binding is tight, covers and spine fully intact. No foxing in this copy. Dust Jacket is not price clipped and in excellent condition. All edges clean, neat and free of foxing. This book is available and ready to be shipped from our local warehouse. Postage quoted is for a standard format octavo book. Final charges may vary depending on size and weight.. A poignant, intimate, funny, inspiring memoir—both a coming-of-age story and a meditation on creativity, devotion, and craft—from Bryan Cranston, beloved and acclaimed star of one of history’s most successful TV shows, Breaking Bad. Of course, Cranston dives deep into the grittiest details of his greatest role, explaining how he searched inward for the personal darkness that would help him create one of the most memorable performances ever captured on screen: Walter White, chemistry teacher turned drug kingpin. Quantity Available: 1. Shipped Weight: Under 1 kilogram. Category: Film, Radio & Television; United States; Biography & Autobiography. ISBN: . ISBN/EAN: 9781409156574. Pictures of this item not already displayed here available upon request. Inventory No: 6244. Very Good Condition
Price: $12.95 (AUD)
Book Number: 6244  Bookseller: Colin Hopkins
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A Life in Progress
Black, Conrad,
ISBN: 9780091828653
Random House, Sydney, 1993. First Edition
 Hardcover Hardcover. Very Good Condition/Very Good. First Edition. This is the first Australian edition. Size: Octavo (standard book size). 504 pages. Text body is clean, and free from previous owner annotation, underlining and highlighting. Binding is tight, covers and spine fully intact. No foxing in this copy. Dust Jacket has small closed tears, but otherwise complete and overall sound.. Dust Jacket un-clipped. Previous owner's inscription in ink, neat. This BOOK IS IN STOCK and READY TO MAIL NOW. Your book when ordered will be securely packed and promptly dispatched by Great Southern Books . With unusual candour and insight, Black reveals the motivation and rationale behind his sometimes notorious public actions. Woven in and around the fascinating story of his public life and work, Black comments perceptively on his own wide-ranging interests, including politics, religion and the very future of Canada. Quantity Available: 1. Shipped Weight: 1-2 kilos. Category: Biography & Autobiography; Chemistry; Canada; Business, Finance & Marketing. ISBN: 0091828651. ISBN/EAN: 9780091828653. Pictures of this item not already displayed here available upon request. Inventory No: 3000. This book weighs over one kilogram, and may involve extra shipping charges.. Very Good Condition
Price: $13.00 (AUD)
Book Number: 3000  Bookseller: Colin Hopkins
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A Long Season in Hell : The Battle to Save My Son
Graham, Gail,
ISBN: 9780732908461
Pan Macmillan Australia Pty Ltd, Sydney, 1996. Reprint
 Softcover Softcover. Very Good Condition/. Reprint. Size: Octavo 8vo (standard book size). 247 pages. Text body is clean, and free from previous owner annotation, underlining and highlighting. Binding is tight, covers and spine fully intact. No foxing in this copy. All edges clean, neat and free of foxing. This book is currently IN STOCK and would be shipped directly from our Australian address.. The author's 13-year battle to get proper rehabilitation for her son who suffered severe head injuries in a car crash. Expected to die, Jim was thought to be in a persistent vegetative state but instead he was awake and conscious and trapped in his body. Tragic, confronting and ultimately inspiring, this book shows how the power of hope can achieve. Quantity Available: 1. Shipped Weight: Under 1 kilogram. Category: Biography & Autobiography; True Accounts & Survival; ISBN: 0732908469. ISBN/EAN: 9780732908461. Pictures of this item not already displayed here available upon request. Inventory No: 3836. Very Good Condition
Price: $12.50 (AUD)
Book Number: 3836  Bookseller: Colin Hopkins
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A Man of Honour : The Autobiography of a Godfather
Lalli, Sergio Bonanno Joseph;,
ISBN: 9780233976099
Book Club Associates, London, 1983. Book Club Edition
 Hardcover Hardcover. Very Good Condition/Very Good. Book Club Edition. Size: 8vo Octavo (standard book size). 416 pages. Text body is clean, and free from previous owner annotation, underlining and highlighting. Binding is tight, covers and spine fully intact. No foxing in this copy. Dust Jacket is fully intact, no tears or chips, but carries signs of wear to top and bottom edges, corners etc. All edges clean, neat and free of foxing. This book is available and will be shipped within two business days. All items are tracked and details are available on request. . Former patriarch of a New York mafia family, pioneer of the double coffin burial, and self-described 'man of honour' For more than 30 years Joseph Bonanno headed one of the most powerful mafia groups in America, running narcotics, gambling and pornography rackets, and ordering the murder of an old friend of his father. Yet he always insisted he was a "man of honour" and "a venture capitalist". Bonanno was supposedly the model for Marlon Brando's Vito Corleone in the Godfather films. Quantity Available: 1. Shipped Weight: Under 1 kilogram. Category: True Crime; United States; Biography & Autobiography. ISBN: 0233976094. ISBN/EAN: 9780233976099. Pictures of this item not already displayed here available upon request. Inventory No: 5352. Very Good Condition
Price: $14.95 (AUD)
Book Number: 5352  Bookseller: Colin Hopkins
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A Matter of Principle: New Meetings with the Good, the Great and the Formidable
Wendt, Jana,
ISBN: 9780522854145
Melbourne University Press, Melbourne, 2007. First Edition
 Softcover (with flaps) Softcover (with flaps). Very Good Condition/. First Edition. Size: Octavo 8vo (standard book size). 246 pages. Text body is clean, and free from previous owner annotation, underlining and highlighting. Binding is tight, covers and spine fully intact. No foxing in this copy. All edges clean, neat and free of foxing. Australia's most experienced and well-respected interviewer, Jana Wendt, presents her interviews with an assortment of people in the worlds of politics, society, art, sport, music, and architecture. In this compilation, Wendt gets under the skin of her subjects to discover that which is genuine and authentic about each. Quantity Available: 1. Shipped Weight: Under 1 kilogram. Category: Film, Radio & Television; Australia; Biography & Autobiography. ISBN: . ISBN/EAN: 9780522854145. Pictures of this item not already displayed here available upon request. Inventory No: 3420. Very Good Condition
Price: $10.95 (AUD)
Book Number: 3420  Bookseller: Colin Hopkins
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A Private Life: Fragments, Memories, Friends
Kirby, Michael,
ISBN: 9781742376202
Allen & Unwin, Sydney, 2011. First Edition
 Hardcover Hardcover. Near Fine Condition/Near Fine. First Edition. First Impression. Size: 8vo Octavo (standard book size). 200 pages. Text body is clean, and free from previous owner annotation, underlining and highlighting. Binding is tight, covers and spine fully intact. Scattered foxing, but text mostly clean. All edges clean, neat and free of foxing. This book is available and will be shipped within two business days. All items are tracked and details are available on request. . A collection of reminiscences that reveal the private Michael Kirby. Speaking in his own voice, he opens up as never before in a beautifully written, reflective and generous memoir - one that Michael Kirby's many admirers have been waiting for. Michael Kirby is one of Australia's most admired public figures. In times of spin and obfuscation, he speaks out passionately and straightforwardly on the issues that are important to him. Even those who disagree with him have been moved by the courage required of him to come out as a high-profile gay man, which at times has caused him to be subjected to outrageous assaults on his character. This is a collection of reminiscences in which we discover the private Michael Kirby speaking in his own voice. He opens up as never before about his early life, about being gay, about his forty-two year relationship with Johan van Vloten, about his religious beliefs and even about his youthful infatuation with James Dean, which sent him on a sentimental journey to Dean's home town in the year 2000, an adventure he here wryly recalls. Quantity Available: 1. Shipped Weight: Under 1 kilogram. Category: Biography & Autobiography; Australia; ISBN: . ISBN/EAN: 9781742376202. Pictures of this item not already displayed here available upon request. Inventory No: 5707. Near Fine Condition
Price: $20.00 (AUD)
Book Number: 5707  Bookseller: Colin Hopkins
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A Profane Wit: The Life of John Wilmot, Earl of Rochester
Johnson, James William,
ISBN: 9781580461702
University of Rochester, New York, 2008. First Edition
 Hardcover Hardcover. Near Fine Condition/Very Good. First Edition. Size: 8vo Octavo (standard book size). 467 pages. Text body is clean, and free from previous owner annotation, underlining and highlighting. Binding is tight, covers and spine fully intact. No foxing in this copy. Dust Jacket is not price clipped and in excellent condition. All edges clean, neat and free of foxing. This book is available and ready to be shipped from our local warehouse. Postage quoted is for a standard format octavo book. Final charges may vary depending on size and weight.. Of the glittering, licentious court around King Charles II, John Wilmot, the second Earl of Rochester, was the most notorious. Simultaneously admired and vilified, he personified the rake-hell. Libertine, profane, promiscuous, he shocked his pious contemporaries with his doubts about religion and his blunt verses that dealt with sex or vicious satiric assaults on the high and mighty of the court. This account of Rochester and his times provides the facts behind his legendary reputation as a rake and his deathbed repentance. However, it also demonstrates that he was a loving if unfaithful husband, a devoted father, a loyal friend, a serious scholar, a social critic, and an aspiring patriot. Quantity Available: 1. Shipped Weight: Under 1 kilogram. Category: Biography & Autobiography; Britain/UK; History. ISBN: 1580461700. ISBN/EAN: 9781580461702. Pictures of this item not already displayed here available upon request. Inventory No: 6331. Near Fine Condition
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A Rascal and a Gentleman: Life, love and laughter in peace and war
Morgan, Noel,
ISBN: 9780980578157
Self published, Perth, 2011. First Edition
 Softcover Softcover. Fine Condition/. First Edition. Inscribed by Author. Size: Octavo (standard book size). 254 pages. Text body is clean, and free from previous owner annotation, underlining and highlighting. Binding is tight, covers and spine fully intact. This book is available and ready to be shipped.. The diaries of Fred Morgan who enlisted in the Royal Navy in 1926 and went on to serve throughout the second world war. An oral history in print. Quantity Available: 1. Shipped Weight: Under 1 kilogram. Category: Military & Warfare; Australia; Biography & Autobiography. Inscribed by Author. ISBN: . ISBN/EAN: 9780980578157. Pictures of this item not already displayed here available upon request. Inventory No: 6598. Fine Condition
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A Scandalous Life: The Biography of Jane Digby
Lovell, Mary S.,
ISBN: 9781857024692
Fourth Estate, London, 1996. First Edition
 Softcover Softcover. Very Good Condition/. First Edition. Fifth Impression or later. Size: Octavo (standard book size). 365 pages. Text body is clean, and free from previous owner annotation, underlining and highlighting. Binding is tight, covers and spine fully intact. No foxing in this copy. All edges clean, neat and free of foxing. This book is available and ready to be shipped.. The biography of Jane Digby, an ‘enthralling tale of a nineteenth-century beauty whose heart – and hormones – ruled her head.’ Harpers and Queen A celebrated aristocratic beauty, Jane Digby married Lord Ellenborough at seventeen. Their divorce a few years later was one of England s most scandalous at that time. In her quest for passionate fulfilment she had lovers which included an Austrian prince, King Ludvig I of Bavaria, and a Greek count whose infidelities drove her to the Orient. In Syria, she found the love of her life, a Bedouin nobleman, Sheikh Medjuel el Mezrab who was twenty years her junior. Bestselling biographer Mary Lovell has produced from Jane Digby’s diaries not only a sympathetic and dramatic portrait of a rare woman, but a fascinating glimpse into the centuries-old Bedouin tradition that is now almost lost. Quantity Available: 1. Shipped Weight: Under 500 grams. Category: Biography & Autobiography; Britain/UK; ISBN: 1857024699. ISBN/EAN: 9781857024692. Pictures of this item not already displayed here available upon request. Inventory No: 6783. Very Good Condition
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A Simpler Time : A Memoir of Laughter, Loss and Billycarts
FitzSimons, Peter,
ISBN: 9780732288044
Harper Collins Publishers Australia, Sydney, NSW, 2010. First Edition
 Soft cover Soft cover. Fine/. First Edition. First impression. Size: Octavo 8vo (standard book size). 370 pages. Text body is clean, and free from previous owner annotation, underlining and highlighting. Binding is tight, covers and spine fully intact. No foxing in this copy. All edges clean, neat and free of foxing. This BOOK IS IN STOCK and READY TO MAIL NOW. Your book when ordered will be securely packed and promptly dispatched by Great Southern Books. A memoir of love, laughter, loss and billycarts Peter FitzSimons's account of growing up on the rural outskirts of Sydney in the 1960s is first and foremost a tribute to family. But it is also a salute to times and generations past, when praise was understated but love unstinting; work was hard and values clear; when people stood by each other in adversity. Above all, in the FitzSimons home, days were for doing. In this rollicking and often hilarious memoir, Peter describes a childhood of mischief, camaraderie, eccentric characters, drama - and constant love and generosity. The childhood of a simpler time. Quantity Available: 1. Shipped Weight: Under 1 kilogram. Category: Biography & Autobiography; Australia; ISBN: . ISBN/EAN: 9780732288044. Pictures of this item not already displayed here available upon request. Inventory No: 4150. Fine
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A Spy's Journey: A CIA Memoir
Paseman, Floyd L.,
ISBN: 9780760320662
Zenith Press, United States, 2004. First Edition
 Hardcover Hardcover. Fine Condition/Fine. First Edition. First Impression. Size: 8vo Octavo (standard book size). 315 pages. Text body is clean, and free from previous owner annotation, underlining and highlighting. Binding is tight, covers and spine fully intact. No foxing in this copy. Dust Jacket is in as new condition, apart from normal shop shelf wear - contains no tears or chips or other damage. All edges clean, neat and free of foxing. This book is available and will be shipped within two business days. All items are tracked and details are available on request. . For thirty-five years, Floyd Paseman served in the Operations Directorate of the Central Intelligence Agency. From spy in the field to the top ranks of the Company's career agents, he experienced it all as well as seven different presidential administrations. While Paseman's account of his long service has enough real-life derring-do to keep the reader engaged, of even greater interest, however, are Paseman's observation on politics and the CIA, especially how change of presidential administrations could bring sweeping, and often negative changes to the agency. Paseman joined the CIA following successful service as an army armor officer in Germany. Highly trained in the Chinese language, most of his service was in the far east. Paseman served as chief of the East Asia division at Langley and was also station chief Germany, considered the agency's toughest Cold War field posting. Quantity Available: 1. Shipped Weight: Under 1 kilogram. Category: History; United States; Biography & Autobiography. ISBN: 0760320667. ISBN/EAN: 9780760320662. Pictures of this item not already displayed here available upon request. Inventory No: 5792. Fine Condition
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A Star is Torn
Archer, Robyn; Simmonds, Diana,
ISBN: 9780860685142
Virago Press, London, 1986. First Edition
 Trade Paperback Trade Paperback. Good Condition/. First Edition. First Impression . Size: Large Octavo. 208 pages. Text body is clean, and free from previous owner annotation, underlining and highlighting. Binding is tight, covers and spine fully intact. No foxing in this copy. All edges clean, neat and free of foxing. The cover has some crease marks . This book is available and ready to be shipped from our local warehouse. Postage quoted is for a standard format octavo book. Final charges may vary depending on size and weight.. The book is based on the female singers that were the subject of Robyn Archer's groundbreaking one-woman cabaret "A Star is Torn", which played throughout Australia from 1979 to 1983 and then for a year in London's West End. Quantity Available: 1. Shipped Weight: Under 1 kilogram. Category: Music; Australia; Biography & Autobiography. ISBN: 0860685144. ISBN/EAN: 9780860685142. Pictures of this item not already displayed here available upon request. Inventory No: 6297. Good Condition
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A Terribly Wild Man
Halse, Christine,
ISBN: 9781865087535
Allen & Unwin,  2002. First Edition
 Softcover Softcover. Near Fine Condition/. First Edition. First impression. Size: Octavo 8vo (standard book size). 220 pages. Text body is clean, and free from previous owner annotation, underlining and highlighting. Binding is tight, covers and spine fully intact. No foxing in this copy. Previous owner's signature in ink. All edges clean, neat and free of foxing. This BOOK IS IN STOCK and READY TO MAIL NOW. Your book when ordered will be securely packed and promptly dispatched by Great Southern Books. What a story! A man who made hell in the name of heaven but in the late 1920s forced his country to acknowledge one of the last great massacres of black Australians. Quantity Available: 1. Shipped Weight: Under 1 kilogram. Category: Biography & Autobiography; Indigenous Cultures. ISBN: 186508753x. ISBN/EAN: 9781865087535. Pictures of this item not already displayed here available upon request. Inventory No: 4551. Near Fine Condition
Price: $21.95 (AUD)
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A Thinking Reed
Jones, Barry,
ISBN: 9781741753615
Allen & Unwin, Sydney, 2007. First Edition
 Trade Paperback Trade Paperback. Fine Condition/. First Edition. First impression. Size: Octavo (standard book size). 560 pages. This book is available and ready to be shipped.. From quiz kid to Australian Minister for Science, from frustrated school teacher to National President of the ALP, from the suburbs of Melbourne to UNESCO in Paris, Barry Jones has had a prodigious public life. Barry Jones first came to public prominence as Pick-a-Box quiz champion, and from then on he has embraced a myriad of passions and causes. A Thinking Reed spans his remarkable career, from a lonely childhood in Melbourne of the 1930s and 1940s to the fight he led against the death penalty to his crusade to make science and the future prominent issues on the political agenda. He has worked tirelessly on both a global and local scale to rethink education, to improve and preserve our heritage, to revive the nations's film industry, and to build a better Australia. Almost unique among politicians, Barry Jones is held in enormous public affection. And while he reveals many insights into the political process - both the problems of office and the atrophy of Opposition - he concentrates above all on the life of the mind; a mind with deep, passionate and often witty insights into history, philosophy, music and literature. A Thinking Reed is a generous gift from an extraordinary Australian. Quantity Available: 1. Shipped Weight: Under 1 kilogram. Category: Biography & Autobiography; Australia; Politics & Government, Current Affairs. ISBN: . ISBN/EAN: 9781741753615. Pictures of this item not already displayed here available upon request. Inventory No: 6848. Fine Condition
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A Tree Without Roots
Papalia, Nic,
ISBN: 9781875801084
Stone's Publishing Pty Limited, Perth, 2008. First Edition
 Softcover Softcover. Very Good Condition/. First Edition. Size: Octavo 8vo (standard book size). 240 pages. Text body is clean, and free from previous owner annotation, underlining and highlighting. Binding is tight, covers and spine fully intact. No foxing in this copy. All edges clean, neat and free of foxing. The autobiography of a gay man of Italian heritage who grew up in a farming community in rural Western Australia. Quantity Available: 1. Category: Biography & Autobiography; Gay & Lesbian. ISBN: . ISBN/EAN: 9781875801084. Pictures of this item not already displayed here available upon request. Inventory No: 3268. Very Good Condition
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