Australian Fiction Books
There are 150 books in this catalogue.
Catastrophe of an Old Man
Book Number: 65668
Quakers Hill Press, Sydney, 1996. 8vo. softcover. 274pp. Very good+.
Salty Seadogs and Surfers
Book Number: 65558
Three Things Publishing, Australia 2014. 8vo. softcover. 305pp. Very good.
The Pilo Family Circus
Book Number: 65529
ABC Books, Sydney, 2006. 8vo. softcover. 312pp. Near Fine.
Boney: Man of Two Tribes (Bony)
Book Number: 65373
Arkon, Australia 1972 8vo. softcover. 215pp. Very good, spine slanted.
Boney. The Widows of Broome
Book Number: 65367
Arkon, Australia 1972 8vo. softcover. 224pp. Very good, spine slanted, small faint printed number on top edge, page edges slightly toned.
Queen Emma of the South Seas
Book Number: 65339
Macmillan, Melbourne, 1976. First Edition. 8vo. hardcover. 283pp. Very good, light foxing to outer edge of text block, 3 tiny chips to cloth on front fold of spine. / Very good d/w creased on top edge.
The Apple of Happiness
Book Number: 65316
Hodder & Stoughton, N.D. 8vo. hardcover. 275pp. 3 colour plates, missing frontis. Fair, hinges split(repaired), cover rubbed, spine faded.
A Respectable Married Woman
Book Number: 65310
Lacuna, Melbourne 2012. 8vo. softcover. 299pp. Very good. Novel set in the Vicyorian gold fields.
The Climate of Courage
Book Number: 65286
Collins, London, 1954. 8vo. hardcover. 320pp. Very good. / Good+ d/w with small tear on edge(repaired).
A Flight of Chariots
Book Number: 65287
Collins, London, 1963. 8vo. hardcover. 363pp. Very good, light foxing to outer edges & endpapers. / Very good d/w with small tear to flap(repaired).
Book Number: 65288
Collins, London, 1972. 8vo. hardcover. 352pp. Good+, creae to bottom corner of first fe pages., light foxing to endpapers. / Very good d/w with small tear to bottom of spine(repaired).
YOUTH ANNUAL, DECEMBER 1930.
no author stated
Book Number: 64929
W. H. Honey Publishing Co., Sydney, 1930., 4to. softcover. 82pp. colour plates. Good-, foxed with some creases, wear to spine ends. / Fair, soiled, torn d/w.
The Oxford Companion to Australian Literature
Wilde, William H., Joy Hooton, and Barry Andrews
Book Number: 56240
Melbourne: Oxford University Press, 1985. First edition. Large thick 8vo. hardcover. 760pp. very good, foxing to outer page edges. / very good d/w.
Cato, Nancy and Vivienne Rae Ellis.
Book Number: 64100
Heinemann, London, 1976. 8vo. hardcover. 256pp. Very good+, light toning to endpapers. / Very good+ d/w.
Book Number: 63822
Jonathan Cape, 1989 8vo hardcover 314pp. very good / very good d/w with creased front flap. Lucy has returned to the isolated house in the Australian rainforest where she was raised by the ferociously loving and eccentric Aunt Laura. She had yearned for the fabulous world that lay beyond the jungle, but even there she could not escape the ancestral ghosts and so returns to confront them.
The Crooked Stick or Pollie's Probation
Book Number: 63133
London, Macmillan and Co, 1895. 8vo. hardcover. 339pp. Good, light foxing, heavier on endpapers, some light damage to cloth, cover rubbed on bottom edge. Macmillan Colonial Library edition.
The Girl from Snowy River
Book Number: 57602
Angus and Robertson 2012 8vo. softcover. 343pp. near fine. A brumby muster held under the watchful eye of the legendary Clancy of the Overflow and Flinty must ride to save her farm, her family and the valley she loves.
Book Number: 24747
HarperCollins Publishers (Australia) Pty Ltd 5/6/1998 8vo. hardcover. 296pp. Another rich story from the Australian master of this Vatican game. . .West spins an intriguing tale. He likes big people and big questions, and Eminence has them.nnFrom Library JournalnA priest spirited to Rome after being tortured by the Argentine military in the '70s finds his faith tested again when the Pope dies and a woman he once loved reenters his life.nnFrom USA TodaynAnother rich story from the Australian master of this Vatican game. . .West spins an intriguing tale. He likes big people and big questions, and Eminence has them.nnFrom Publisher"s WeeklynWest succeeds in balancing contemporary Vatican intrigue and details....[in] this very intriguing novel of papal intrigue.nnFrom Kirkus ReviewsnThe latest ecclesial potboiler by West (Vanishing Point), this one centering on the troubles that await an Argentine cardinal who hopes not to be elected pope. Luca Rossini is a man between worlds. The son of Italian immigrants to Argentina, he now lives in Rome, where his Italian surname can't really conceal the fact that he is on foreign ground in more ways than one. As a young priest, Rossini spoke out against the military junta and its "dirty war" of the 1970sand was nearly killed as a result. Rescued from a squad of assassins by the wife of a senior diplomat, he was smuggled out of the country to the Vatican and has never returned. Now he faces a different sort of trial: the pope he has served for the last 20 years has died, and Rossiniwho was one of the pontiff's closest advisorsis looked upon as a likely successor. Where's the problem, you ask? Well, for one thing, Rossini no longer believes in God. And for good measure, he is still in love with Isabel Ortega, his rescuer, with whom he had a brief affair before leaving Argentina. Now Isabel's husband has been appointed Argentina's ambassador to the Vatican, and he and Isabel are moving to Rome. How can Luca find peace? A rich panoply of colorful typesincluding a crafty servant, an Opus dei prelate, several journalists of middling scruples, and (naturally) the entire College of Cardinalscombines to prove to Luca what he had always feared might not be true: namely, that God writes straight with crooked lineseven if his eraser leaves a smudge or two. Brain candy, to be sure, but who's counting calories? Vaticanologists will be having too much fun figuring out who's who in this aptlytimed romanaclef. very good+. / very good+ d/w.
When the mountains change their tune
Book Number: 29404
North Ryde, NSW Methuen Australia 1985 8vo hardcover 140pp. very good / very good d/w. While skiing in the Snowy Mountains of Australia, four teenagers become lost in a blizzard.
Book Number: 6993
Sydney n.d. blue printed wraps. VG 32pp., illustrations by Herb Brewer. One shilling pamphlet of humorous stories by an old soldier. Lightly faded wrapper, otherwise good solid copy, still white.
What Became of Them? - Australian Stories for Children
Walter H. Bone
Book Number: 3721
Author, Sydney 1952 Limited edition, this one is not numbered. Cloth in d/w. Book has clean pages and no marks, the d/w is good with shelf wear, tear at top of spine but otherwise clean. Illustrations of unusual australian characters by author.
They Change Their Sky.
Book Number: 38031
Grevillea Press. 1969 8vo. hardcover. 293pp. b/w illus. very good. signed by author, limited 1000 copies.
When the buffalo fight
Book Number: 33483
Richmond, Vic. Hutchinson of Australia 1980 8vo hardcover 236pp. very good, light foxing to endpapers, spine slightly slanted. / very good d/w.
Stairways to the Stars
Turner, Lilian (Mrs. F. Lindsay Thompson)
Book Number: 59580
London: Ward, Lock: 1913 8vo. green dec. bards, hardcover. 286pp. b/w illus. Very good, light foxing. Presentation inscription on fep. Light fading to spine & cover edge.