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The Children's Own Treasure Book

By: N/A

Price: $18.00

Publisher: Odhams Press Limited: 1947

Seller ID: 009393

Condition: Very Good


320pp stories by Andersen, Belloc, Blyton, Darling, Gribble, Kipling, Milne, Ockenden, Ransome, Roberts, Stevenson, Stoneham Streatfeild, Uttley View more info

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The Wide World The True Adventure Magazine for Men

By: N/A

Price: $25.00

Publisher: UK, George Newnes: 1960

Seller ID: 009469

Condition: Good


June 1960 issue, maybe 80 or so pp (numbering seems to run from earlier issues & there's a spinkle of romans for good measure. I think you'll buy this not just for the fiction but the ads are a treat too "Enjoy life in a Morris Oxford" or get a folding dinghy for fifteen pounds. Index to stories is in map form - a pretty good idea. View more info

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The Wide World The Magazine for Men

By: N/A

Price: $30.00

Publisher: UK, George Newnes: 1955

Seller ID: 009470

Condition: Good


Feb 1955 issue, maybe 80 or so pp (numbering seems to run from earlier issues & there's a spinkle of romans for good measure. I think you'll buy this not just for the fiction but the ads are a treat too "Silvikrin Hair oil" or get a corset for men. Index to stories is in map form - a pretty good idea. View more info

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Get Your Cowboy On

By: N/A

Price: $25.00

Seller ID: cowboyon


Celebrate the traditional country image of wide-brimmed hats, boots & utes (and maybe a cold beer at day's end). Looks good on both a white tee & a grey marle. View more info

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Message from Hell

By: AJ Quinnell

Price: $41.00

Publisher: London, Orion Books Ltd.: 1996

Seller ID: 009546

Condition: Excellent


In A1 shape, one for the collector or for Quinnell fans who like a story plot like - - - >>> Creasy is on a mission to rescue a US serviceman taken prisoner 26 years earlier during the Vietnam War. However, he has been tricked into this by a high-ranking officer of the Khmer Rouge, who harbours a grudge against Creasy for the death of her father. A dangerous cat and mouse game ensues. View more info

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Message from Hell

By: AJ Quinnell

Price: $42.00

Publisher: London, Orion Books Ltd.: 1996

Seller ID: 009813

Condition: Excellent


In A1 shape, one for the collector or for Quinnell fans who like a story plot like - - - >>> Creasy is on a mission to rescue a US serviceman taken prisoner 26 years earlier during the Vietnam War. However, he has been tricked into this by a high-ranking officer of the Khmer Rouge, who harbours a grudge against Creasy for the death of her father. A dangerous cat and mouse game ensues. View more info

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Black Horn

By: AJ Quinnell

Price: $34.00

Publisher: London, Orion Books Ltd.: 1995

Seller ID: 010362

Condition: Very Good


For Quinnell fans who like a story plot like - - - >>> One of the best Creasy novels. A.J. Quinnell has once again used his worldwide experience to bring his characters to vibrant life as the "Black Horn" takes the reader from survival in the African bush to vicious, terrifying warfare in the backstreets of Hong Kong. "Black Horn" is a towering story of violence, vengeance and of a love born of danger and tenderness. review >>> OH MY GOD...why???? This b... View more info

Message from Hell

By: AJ Quinnell

Price: $35.00

Publisher: London, Orion Books Ltd.: 1996

Seller ID: 010473

Condition: Very Good - Good


For Quinnell fans who like a story plot like - - - >>> Creasy is on a mission to rescue a US serviceman taken prisoner 26 years earlier during the Vietnam War. However, he has been tricked into this by a high-ranking officer of the Khmer Rouge, who harbours a grudge against Creasy for the death of her father. A dangerous cat and mouse game ensues. Cover has a beginning of a crease & down the right edge of the cover a 3mm colour-change strip (sunned), inside is as neat a... View more info

Message from Hell

By: AJ Quinnell

Price: $36.00

Publisher: London, Orion Books Ltd.: 1996

Seller ID: 010359

Condition: Very Good - Good


For Quinnell fans who like a story plot like - - - >>> Creasy is on a mission to rescue a US serviceman taken prisoner 26 years earlier during the Vietnam War. However, he has been tricked into this by a high-ranking officer of the Khmer Rouge, who harbours a grudge against Creasy for the death of her father. A dangerous cat and mouse game ensues. Cover has a small lower right corner crease & where the cover is opened, inside is neat as a pin. View more info

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Little Women

By: Alcott Louisa M.

Price: $40.00

Publisher: UK, Hodder & Stoughton: 1920

Seller ID: 009332

Condition: Poor


You will be buying this for the illustrations by ME Gray (Maria Emma? Maria Emma was an illus b. 187 d. 1876 & LW was an 1868 book so maybe it's her - je ne sais quoi) Gray also had work in "Princess Mary's Gift Book, a volume printrd to raise $ for the Queen's "Work for Women Fund" 1915 but this appears to be work commissioned for the book so that shoots down my Emma Maria theory - the book's boards are loose as are some initial pages, there's pencilling on ... View more info

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The Siege at the Villa Lipp

By: Ambler, Eric

Price: $22.00

Publisher: Random House: 1977

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 011870

Condition: Excellent


275 crisp pp & a whisker under 500g to post. The Siege of the Villa Lipp is a classic Eric Ambler tale of suspense in which a man thrust into a high-stakes situation, far outside of his usual expertise, finds himself at the mercy of forces beyond his control.The plot > The “Able Criminal”, as defined by noted criminologist Frits Krom, strikes with no discernible pattern or method, and flies below the radar of crime syndicates and law enforcement agencies alike. He is... View more info

TOM SWIFT AND THE VISITOR FROM PLANET X

By: Appleton 11 Victor

Price: $9.00

Publisher: Collins: 1969

Edition: Reprint

Seller ID: 005178

Condition: Good


Good condition. Clean boards. Inscription on first page. Clean compressed page edge. View more info

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MANSFIELD PARK

By: Austen Jane

Price: $5.00

Publisher: Penguin: 1986

Seller ID: 013462

Condition: Very Good


Very good copy of Austen's classic "Mansfield Park". No names, clean pages & less than 500g to post. A quote >> In all the important preparations of the mind she was complete ; being prepared for matrimony by a hatred of home, restraint, and tranquillity; by the misery of disappointed affection, and contempt of the man she was to marry. >> Her own thoughts and reflections were habitually her best companions ; and in observing the appearance of the country, t... View more info

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JONATHAN LIVINGSTON SEAGULL

By: Bach Richard

Price: $5.00

Publisher: Pan: 1973

Edition: Reprint

Seller ID: 013166

Condition: Good


Good condition. Clean pages and tight binding. Name inscription. Less than 500g to post. View more info

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Everyman for Himself

By: Bainbridge, Beryl

Price: $22.00

Publisher: UK, Duckworth: 1996

Seller ID: 010141

Condition: Excellent


224 perfect white pp hold the plot of this novel & if after reading you're inclined to a more detailed look at the ship herself we have several books along those lines & even a "Titanic Lifeboat Crew" t-shirt! review >>> This was simply brilliant. The writing was so powerful I had tears in my eys at the end. I thought the plot was very clever. Frequently (but not too frequently) it foreshadowed the end, but in a subtle and poignant way. The characters were also... View more info

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Young Adolph

By: Bainbridge, Beryl

Price: $31.00

Publisher: London, Duckworth: 2000

Seller ID: 011379

Condition: Fine


Book pristine, less than 500g for post. The Hitler in this book is a lazy, easily irritated, self-centered dreamer with a fondness for sleeping and plagued by delusions of bearded men chasing him. His paranoia is a motivating factor in everything he does here. We see through Hitler’s eyes a number of items that would later be associated with Hitler - for tattooing numbers on people in a hostel to identify them to how easy it is for one civil servant to boss around a l... View more info

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An Anthology of Colonial and Postcolonial Short Fiction

By: Baldwin, Dean & Quinn, Patrick

Price: $80.00

Publisher: USA, Houghton Mifflin: 2007

Seller ID: 013036

Condition: Very Good


An Anthology of Colonial and Postcolonial Short Fiction by Baldwin & Quinn is over 500g to post & 925 crisp pp. Part one defines imperialism & colonialism and has a primer on postcolonial theory. Part two has the stories xxxxxx - stories are identified as being from England, Ireland, Canada, the Caribbean, India, Pakistan, Africa, Australia and new Zealand. The stories have intros, footnotes & queries. Here's a summary of the book's intention >> This anthology offers a b... View more info

Books of Blood

By: Barker, Clive

Price: $23.00

Publisher: UK, Little Brown & Company: 1999

Seller ID: 011200

Condition: Very Good


300+pp 700g packed for post Books of Blood vols 1, 2 & 3 in one hardcover. View more info

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The Ghost Road

By: Barker, Pat

Price: $85.00

Publisher: London, Viking: 1995

Edition: First

Seller ID: 011618

Condition: Excellent/Very Good


278pp & just under 500g. First Edition. A true UK first edition / first printing, with the full numberline 13579108642 on the copyright page. An great copy of this stunning World War I novel, winner of the Booker Prize in 1995. Not price-clipped. Previous owner name atop the first blank page. Trivial bump to upper right corner, front, light sunning to spine dj. Book with a removable plastic cover. Final book in the Regeneration trilogy (can be read as a stand alone - Cen... View more info

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PETER PAN AND WENDY

By: Barrie J.M.

Price: $185.00

Publisher: Hodder & Stoughton:

Seller ID: 007170

Condition: Good


Good condition. Inscription on the first page is dated to 1928. Black and white illustrations are scattered throughout the text, along with charming, full colour plates, all illustrated by Mabel Lucie Attwell. The original story by J.M Barrie presented in this beautiful volume. View more info