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UNTOLD TALES
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UNTOLD TALES

By Malouf, David

Sydney, N.S.W., Australia: Paper Bark Press, 1999. 60pp. Book clean and square. Spine firm, vivid silver title there-on. Plain brown boards mildly bumped on lower foredge corner. Textblock unmarked. Illustrated, loose-plastic protected dustjacket lightly edgeworn and bumped. Three of the four narratives in this book were previously published in slightly different form in 'Heat' magazine. In this collection, David Malouf explores some of the 'untold tales' behind familiar stories - historical, mythic and legendary . . . Contents include: Prelims., Acks., Buxtehude's Daughter. The Runners. Epimetheus or the Spirit of Reflection. Ulysses or the Scent of The Fox. Book weight approx. 280g. *Postage charge will be reduced as this item will post under 500g. packed weight. . First Thus. Hardcover and Dustjacket. Very Good +/Very Good. 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall.

$21.05

FRANKSTON WRITERS BLOCK ANTHOLOGY 2017: 10th Anniversary Edition
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FRANKSTON WRITERS BLOCK ANTHOLOGY 2017: 10th Anniversary Edition

By (Contributors)

Frankston, Victoria, Australia: Firsttime Publishing , 2017. 202pp. Book clean and square. Spine firm. Illustrated card wrapper nominally bumped only. Textblock pristine. This Frankston Writers Block 10th Anniversary Edition features numerous contributions by members of the writing group. Some entries have been given 'voice' at group meetings, others have been published elsewhere, others still are making their debut in this issue . . . Contents include: Prelims., Foreword from the President. The contributors entries . . . Book weight approx. 320g. *Postage charge will be reduced as this item will post under 500g. packed weight. . First Edition. Softcover. Near Fine. 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall.

$14.04

SEPTUAGENARIAN STEW: Stories and Poems
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SEPTUAGENARIAN STEW: Stories and Poems

By Bukowski, Charles

Santa Rosa, California, USA: Black Sparrow Press, 1992. 375pp. Book clean and square, a trivial reading crease on firm spine. Graphic design card wrapper minimally bumped, and has several small beverage stains on rear wrap. A nondescript inscription on ochre-coloured front flysheet, else textblock unmarked. A collection of poems and stories (some previously published in periodicals) published to coincide with Charles Bukowski (1920-1994) attaining the age of seventy . . . Contents include: Prelims., Numerous poems and stories, commencing with 'Rags, Bottles, Sacks', and closing with 'Luck'. Book weight approx. 570g. . Third Impression. Softcover. Very Good. 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall.

$15.44

ALIEN RESCUE and Other Stories . . . (Signed Copy)
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ALIEN RESCUE and Other Stories . . . (Signed Copy)

By Stacey, L.M.

Mornington, Victoria, Australia: Author (L.M. Stacey) Printed By Morningside Printers, 1998. v, + 139pp. Book clean and square. A soft reading crease on lightly bumped spine. Colour-illustrated card wrapper mildly edgeworn, with a short, oblique crease on rear upper foredge corner. A short personal inscription, signed and dated by the author on title page, else textblock unmarked. This book is a collection of short stories from the pen of Mornington Peninsula (Victoria)-based author L. (Lili) M. Stacey. The first story is "Alien Rescue", and the last story is "Do-Gooder". Book weight approx. 205g. *Postage charge will be reduced as this item will post under 500g. packed weight. . Inscribed and Signed By Author. First Edition. Softcover. Very Good. 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall.

$14.04

THE ROAD TO YESTERDAY
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THE ROAD TO YESTERDAY

By Montgomery, L. M.

London: Angus & Robertson, 1975. (vii), + 251pp. Book clean and square. Spine firm, nominally bumped. Plain grey boards minimally bumped on foredge corners, else front board mildly pressure marked. Textblock unmarked. Illustrated (colour-art front, and duotone photographic author portrait rear), loose-plastic protected dustjacket slightly edgeworn, and pressure marked on front panel. The manuscript for this book was found in its original form by Dr. Stuart MacDonald (the author's son) among her personal papers and other effects after her death in 1942. Broken into 14 short stories, again set on the 'Island' (Canada's Prince Edward Island), in the immediate pre-World War Two period, with Anne now Mrs Blythe, married with grown-up children. Contents include: Prelims., Publisher's Foreword, 14 stories. Book weight approx. 460g. . First U.K. Edition. Hardcover and Dustjacket. Very Good/Very Good. 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall.

$15.44

PENINSULA PENS: An Anthology of Student Writing
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PENINSULA PENS: An Anthology of Student Writing

By Contributors (Introduction by John Hanrahan)

Frankston, Victoria, Australia: The Department of Communication and Social Sciences, Frankston College of TAFE, 1989. (viii), + 158pp. Book clean and square. Spine firm. Monochrome, sketch-art (Dean Rankin) card wrapper mildly bumped and creased, else very good. Textbook unmarked. This anthology, by Frankston (Victoria) College of TAFE short story writing students comprises numerous contributors. With an introductory note by John Hanrahan, suffice it to say, the opening story is 'Crazy', by Sule Alkan, and the final story (for children) is 'Freckles Flanagan', by Amanda Keast (plus one unlisted story, 'Jo and Charlie', by Mary Norton). Book weight approx. 225g. *Postage charge will be reduced as this item will post under 500g. packed weight. . First Edition. Softcover. Very Good. 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall.

$11.23

GHOSTWRITING: Tales of the Supernatural  (Signed Copy)
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GHOSTWRITING: Tales of the Supernatural (Signed Copy)

By Harding, Traci

Sydney, N.S.W., Australia: Voyager (Harper Collins Imprint), 2002. 419pp. Book clean and square. A minor reading crease on lightly chipped spine. Illustrated card wrapper mildly bumped and edgeworn. A twelve-word inscription, signed by author on half-title page, else leaves unmarked, but slightly tanned. A series of six ghost stories from the pen of Australian-born best-selling writer Traci Harding (b. 1964). Contents include: Prelims., Prologue, A Piece Of Time / Ghostwriting / The Detox Factor / In the Limbo of Luxury / Curses / The Lost Word. Epilogue, Bibliography. Book weight approx. 235g. *Postage charge will be reduced as this item will post under 500g. packed weight.. Inscribed and Signed By Author. First Impression. Softcover. Very Good +. 12mo - over 6¾" - 7¾" tall.

$21.05

OUT ON A WHIM: Short Stories  (Signed Copy)
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OUT ON A WHIM: Short Stories (Signed Copy)

By Contributors (Bayside Night Writers; Editor: Esther Greig)

Hampton East, VIC, Australia : Bayside Night Writers, 2000. 139pp. Book clean and square. Spine firm. Illustrated card wrapper nominally bumped only. Short inscription, 'Best wishes', signed on half-title page by the co-ordinating editor/contributor Esther Greig, esle textblock unmarked. A collection of short stories by authors who are all members of the Bayside Night Writers (Melbourne, Victoria). With individual styles, the authors come from a wide variety of backgrounds, and range in age from teenagers to seniors . . . First story: Always My Son, by Leeanne Vernon . . . , (28 more short stories follow), About Us: Biographical Notes. Book weight approx. 220g. *Postage charge will be reduced as this item will post under 500g. packed weight.. Inscribed and Signed. First Edition. Softcover. Very Good +. 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall.

$12.63

THE SPICE OF LIFE and Other Essays
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THE SPICE OF LIFE and Other Essays

By O'Sullivan, Donal

Dublin, Ireland: Browne and Nolan , 1948. ix, + 126pp. Book clean and square. Bright gilt title over lightly bumped spine. Plain green, original cloth boards trivially bumped only. A repaired margin tear on one leaf, plus a foxing strip on rear free endpaper. Art-illustrated, loose-plastic protected dustjacket edgeworn and small chunk missing head of spine and adjacent front panel. Stimulating, thoughtful, very often amusing - this collection of essays by Donal O'Sullivan (1893-1973) originally appeared in the 'Times Pictorial' under the pen-name of 'Outis', and are republished here in book form, with slight revision . . . Contents include: Prelims., Essays, opening with 'The Spice of Life', and closing with 'Champion of Ireland'. Book weight approx. 265g. *Postage charge will be reduced as this item will post under 500g. packed weight.. First Thus. Hardcover and Dustjacket. Very Good/Good +. 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall.

$31.58

TO ROOM NINETEEN. Collected Stories: Volume One  (Signed Copy)
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TO ROOM NINETEEN. Collected Stories: Volume One (Signed Copy)

By Lessing, Doris

London: Jonathan Cape, 1980. 336pp. Book clean and square. Bright gilt title over lightly bumped spine. Plain brown boards undamaged. Tinted text-block top edge. Signed by author, using a ballpoint pen, on front free endpaper, else textblock unmarked. Illustrated (Design: Craig Dodd), loose-plastic protected dustjacket trivially edgeworn, plus a secondary (increasing the price) pricing sticker over printed price on front flap. Volume One of a collection of short stories (most have been previously published in various forms) by Doris Lessing (1919-2013), Nobel Prize recipient (Literature), 2007. Contents include: Prelims., first story: 'The Habit of Loving'; closing story: 'To Room Nineteen' (sixteen stories between these two). Book weight approx. 485g. . Signed by Author. First Thus, 2nd Impression. Hardcover and Dustjacket. Very Good +/Very Good. 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall.

$70.18

CASABLANCA
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CASABLANCA

By Moorcock, Michael

London: Victor Gollancz, 1989. 267pp. Book clean, square. Spine firm, gilt title there-on. Plain tan boards undamaged. Leaves clean. Illustrated, loose-plastic protected dustjacket has minor soft edge-creasing, tiny nick to head of rear flap fold. From the jacket flap: "Michael's Moorcock's latest collection includes, as usual, a fascinating variety of fiction and non-fiction. There are six new stories. The title story - subtitled 'An Episode in the Third World War' - is a subtle and exotic political tale set, as the title suggests, in Morocco . . . The non-fiction incorporates profiles of such disparate figures as Angus Wilson, Andrea Dworkin and Mervyn Peake; writings on London which form a fascinating supplement to his acclained novel 'Mother London'; and lively and committed discussion of feminism and pornography. Finally, the book features a novella, 'Gold Diggers of 1977', which is a substantially revised version of 'The Great Rock 'n' Roll Swindle'." Book weight approx. 545g. . First Edition. Hardcover and Dustjacket. Very Good +/Very Good +. 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall.

$16.84

RECIPES FOR CRIME
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RECIPES FOR CRIME

By Greenwood, Kerry, & Pausacker, Jenny

Ringwood, VIC, Australia: McPhee Gribble, 1995. xiii, + 220pp. Book clean, square. Spine firm. Leaves clean, lightly tanned. Illustrated card wrapper has a short soft crease, minor indentations. From the rear panel: "In this delightful pastiche, Kerry Greenwood and Jenny Pausacker take nine crime-fiction writers who wrote with flair about food and create a short story in the style of each. Ghosting the pens of Arthur Conan Doyle, Agatha Christie and Raymond Chandler, among others, they lead their sleuths through gastronomic mysteries, uncovering a slather of great cooking tips along the way. Each story is preceded by a running history of the development of crime-writing . . . a witty and engaging homage to the detective story . . . " Includes Bibliography. Book weight approx. 230g. *Postage charge will be reduced as this item will post under 500g. packed weight. First Edition. Softcover. Very Good +. 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall.

$63.16

HOMAGE TO THE EIGHTH DISTRICT. Tales from Budapest (English Edition)
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HOMAGE TO THE EIGHTH DISTRICT. Tales from Budapest (English Edition)

By Pressburger, Giorgio & Nicola

Louisiana, U.S.A. and London: Readers International, 1990. 134pp. English edition, translated from the Italian ("Storie dell'Ottavo Distretto", Casa Editrice Marietti, Genoa) by Gerald Moore. Book clean and square. Bright gilt title over firm spine. Plain burgundy boards undamaged. Textblock unmarked. Art-illustrated ("Father and Uncle Piacske Drinking Red Wine", 1907, Jozsef Rippl-Ronai), loose-plastic protected dustjacket lightly edgeworn, plus a minor crease on rear flap. A series of short stories from Hungarian-born, Italian-resident twin brothers, Giorgio & Nicola Pressburger. Contents include: Prelims., Preface, 10 stories. Book weight approx. 235g. *Postage charge will be reduced as this item will post under 500g. packed weight.. First Thus. Hardcover and Dustjacket. Very Good +/Very Good. 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall.

$12.63

SIGHTSEEING
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SIGHTSEEING

By Lapcharoensap, Rattawut

Sydney, N.S.W., Australia: Picador/ Pan MacMillan, 2005. 233pp. Book clean, square. Spine firm. Leaves clean. Illustrated card wrapper very good. Illustrated dustjacket negligibly edge-creased at head of spine. From the jacket flap: "Gorgeous and lush, painful and candid, 'Sightseeing' presents a vivid picture of a Thailand far removed from its exotic reputation . . . " Short stories. Contents include: Farangs, At the Cafe Lovely, Draft Day, Sightseeing, Priscilla the Cambodian, Don't let me die in this place, Cockfighter, Acks. Book weight approx. 230g. *Postage charge will be reduced as this item will post under 500g. packed weight. . Reprint. Softcover with Dustjacket. Very Good +. 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall.

$8.42

CULLS, COCKIES AND CLASSERS
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CULLS, COCKIES AND CLASSERS

By Russell, Rob

Tasmania: Artemis Publishing vii, + 112pp., b/white cartoon-style illustrations throughout by Kev Bailey. Book clean. Spine firm. Leaves clean. Illustrated card wrapper slightly sunned on spine and a thin strip of top edge of front panel, soft corner crease. From the back panel: " . . . a humorous, light-hearted and witty collection of short stories put together over many years of travelling and working in rural Australia. It is of life on the land, on the road and on the sheep's back . . . " Book weight approx. 240g. *Postage charge will be reduced as this item will post under 500g. packed weight. . First Edition. Softcover. Very Good +. Illus. by Cartoons by Kev Bailey. 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall.

$14.04

MAURITIAN VOICES : New Writing in English
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MAURITIAN VOICES : New Writing in English

By Butlin, Ron (Edited by)

Newcastle Upon Tyne, England: Flambard Press, 1997. 192pp., several b/white drawings by Krishna Luchoomun. B/white thumbnail-size illustrations of contributors to rear pages. Foreword by Michael Bootle. Book clean, square. Spine firm. Leaves clean. Illustrated card wrapper negligibly surface indented. "Since achieving independence from Britain in 1968, Mauritians have been searching for an identity that reflects the great cultural diversity of their islands . . . Until recently French has been the usual literary language of Mauritius, and this is the first anthology of Mauritian writing in English. Twenty-three novelists, short story writers and poets, some writing in English for the first time, have contributed to this pioneering collection . . . " Book weight approx. 320g. *Postage charge will be reduced as this item will post under 500g. packed weight.. First Edition. Softcover. Very Good +. 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall.

$9.83

GREAT IRISH DETECTIVE STORIES
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GREAT IRISH DETECTIVE STORIES

By Haining, Peter (Edited by)

London: Souvenir Press, 1993. 368pp. Book clean, square. Spine firm, gilt title there-on. Plain blue boards undamaged. Small, faint edge-stain to several leaves, else pages clean and unmarked. Illustrated, loose-plastic protected dustjacket minimally sunned on spine (title unaffected). "The unsurpassed Irish talent for story-telling is superbly evident in this anthology of some of the best detective stories by Irish writers to appear over the last 150 years . . . Each story is prefaced by a short biography of the writer, and the whole collection cannot fail to provide a substantial feast of enjoyable suspense, intrigue and intellectual challenge." Book weight approx. 560g. . First Edition. Hardcover and Dustjacket. Very Good/Very Good. 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall.

$9.83

AUSTRALIAN NEW WRITING
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AUSTRALIAN NEW WRITING

By Mendelsohn, Oscar and Marks, Harry (Edited by)

Melbourne, VIC, Australia: Nelson, 1973. vi, + 146pp. Book clean, square. Spine firm. Plain white boards negligibly marked only. Leaves clean. Illustrated, loose-plastic protected dustjacket edgeworn, with a short closed tear, mild discolouration, foxing spots to reverse. "When it was announced in early 1972 that Nelson intended to publish a selection of the best unpublished Australian short stories, over one thousand entries were submitted from the length and breadth of Australia . . . Established writers rub shoulders with the relatively unknown and those who have never appeared in print before." Contents include: Introduction (Editors), 19 short stories, Biographical Notes. Authors include Barry Oakley, Elizabeth Jolley, Peter Carey, more. Book weight approx. 355g. *Postage charge will be reduced as this item will post under 500g. packed weight.. First Edition. Hardcover and Dustjacket. Very Good/Good. 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall.

$8.42

THE PALE GOLD OF ALASKA  And Other Stories
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THE PALE GOLD OF ALASKA And Other Stories

By Ni Dhuibhne, Eilis

London, United Kingdom: Review/Headline, 2001. 214pp. Book clean, square. Spine firm. Leaves clean. Remainder stripe to lower textblock edge. Illustrated card wrapper very good. "In these subtle, deceptively simple stories the acclaimed Irish writer Eilis Ni Dhuibhne again demonstrates her breathtaking mastery of an old form she is steadily reshaping to make her own . . . " Contents include nine stories, commencing with 'The Pale Gold of Alaska', and closing with 'The Banana Boat'. Book weight approx. 165g. *Postage charge will be reduced as this item will post under 500g. packed weight.. Reprint. Softcover. Very Good. 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall.

$7.02

THE WASHINGTON DIARY and Other Stories.    (Signed Copy)
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THE WASHINGTON DIARY and Other Stories. (Signed Copy)

By Jones, Michael

Belair, South Australia: Magellan Books, 2004. 367pp., b/white illustrations by Ken Turner. Book clean, square. Spine firm. Short inscription, 'With best wishes' signed by author Michael Jones on title page, else leaves clean and unmarked. Art-illustrated (Ken Turner) card wrapper negligibly edgeworn only. "Michael Jones is a consumate professional and every word resonates with charm and deft observational wit. From his enlightening and highly amusing look at life inside the White House to the value of a counterfeit coin in a young boy's hands, each story is masterfully told." The 15 stories commence with 'A Face in the Crowd" and close with "Tom and Anne". Book weight approx. 415g. . Inscribed and Signed By Author. First Edition. Softcover. Very Good +. 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall.

$14.04

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