Bernard Malamud – Selected Stories

May 18, 2016

Malamud selected stories

Title:        Bernard Malamud – Selected Stories

Price:              $14.00 (NZD) Post Free

Author:        Bernard Malamud

Genre:         Fiction

Condition:  Very Good (about book condition)

Format:       Paperback

Publisher: Penguin Books, 1983, UK

ISBN: 0140071261

This comprises a selection of 25 of the author’s own short stories. The stories include “Take Pity”, “The First Seven Years”, “The Mourners”, “Idiots First”, “The Last Mohican”, “Black is my Favourite Colour”, “The Letter”, “The Cost of Living”, “Man in the Drawer” and “The Death of Me”.

Also by Bernard Malamud: God’s Grace

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God’s Grace

May 06, 2016

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God’s Grace

Author: Bernard Malamud

Unit Price: $11.00 (NZD) Post Free

ISBN: 014006530x

Penquin, UK, 1983

Good No Jacket

Soft cover

Comic, prophetic and powerful – a desert island fantasy from the author of Dubin’s Lives.

 

 

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The Concise Encyclopedia of Impressionism

March 31, 2016

img001Steadfast Publications, 2013,

Title:            The Concise Encyclopedia of Impressionism

Price:              $40.00 (NZD) Post Free

Author:        Maurice Serullaz

Genre:          Art Reference

Condition:  As New (about book condition)

Format:       Hardcover with Dust Jacket

Publisher:  Omega Books, 1985

ISBN: 0907853986

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Three Times Dead

December 07, 2015

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Title:            Three Times Dead

Price:              $14.00 (NZD) Post Free

Author:        D C Grant

Genre:          Fiction

Condition:  As New (about book condition)

Format:       Paperback

Publisher: Steadfast Publications, 2013, ISBN: 9780473250225

What do you do when you have an out of body experience? If you’re like Bevan, you start looking for answers to that age old question – is there life after death? But Bevan’s search brings him closer to death than he really wanted, almost losing his life in a serious car accident. What he does lose, however, is his left leg below the knee. It’s a cruel blow and circumstances are not made any easy by the advent of strange dreams which follow the events of the Waikato War fought in New Zealand in 1863. Bevan attributes these to the strong painkillers but when they continue outside of hospital, Bevan starts to search for answers. Who is the Maori warrior Haki and what is his connection to Bevan? As his life becomes more complicated and events spiral out of his control, Bevan can only find the answers in another time and place.

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Sway

Sway

Title:             Sway

29Price:              $12.00 (NZD) Post Free

Author:         Zachary Lazar

Genre:          Crime

Condition:  Very Good (about book condition)

Format:       Paperback

Publisher: Little, Brown & Co. – 2008 – 1st edition – 0316113093

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The Vintner’s Luck

November 30, 2015

The Vinter's Luck

Title:        The Vintner’s Luck

Price:              $11.00 (NZD) Post Free

Author:        Elizabeth Knox

Genre:         Fiction

Condition:  Very Good (about book condition)

Format:       Paperback

Publisher: Victoria University Press, 1999

ISBN: 086473381x

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Enid Blyton

November 06, 2015

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Enid Mary Blyton (11 August 1897 – 28 November 1968) was an English children’s writer whose books have been among the world’s best-sellers since the 1930s, selling more than 600 million copies. Blyton’s books are still enormously popular, and have been translated into almost 90 languages; her first book, Child Whispers, a 24-page collection of poems, was published in 1922. She wrote on a wide range of topics including education, natural history, fantasy, mystery stories and biblical narratives, and is best remembered today for her Noddy, Famous Five, and Secret Seven series.

Following the commercial success of her early novels such as Adventures of the Wishing Chair (1937) and The Enchanted Wood (1939), Blyton went on to build a literary empire, sometimes producing fifty books a year in addition to her prolific magazine and newspaper contributions. Her writing was unplanned and sprang largely from her unconscious mind; she typed her stories as events unfolded before her. The sheer volume of her work and the speed with which it was produced led to rumours that Blyton employed an army of ghost writers, a charge she vigorously denied.

Blyton’s work became increasingly controversial among literary critics, teachers and parents from the 1950s onwards, because of the alleged unchallenging nature of her writing and the themes of her books, particularly the Noddy series. Some libraries and schools banned her works, which the BBC had refused to broadcast from the 1930s until the 1950s because they were perceived to lack literary merit. Her books have been criticised as being elitist, sexist, racist, xenophobic, and at odds with the more liberal environment emerging in post-war Britain, but they have continued to be best-sellers since her death in 1968.

Blyton felt she had a responsibility to provide her readers with a strong moral framework, so she encouraged them to support worthy causes. In particular, through the clubs she set up or supported, she encouraged and organised them to raise funds for animal and paediatric charities. The story of Blyton’s life was dramatised in a BBC film entitled Enid, featuring Helena Bonham Carter in the title role and first broadcast in the United Kingdom on BBC Four in 2009. There have also been several adaptations of her books for stage, screen and television.

From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

 

 

Little Animal Stories

Title:             Little Animal Stories

Price:              $14.00 (NZD) Post Free

Author:         Enid Blyton

Genre:         Children’s Fiction

Condition:  Very Good No markings or writing in text. Good clean copy. (about book condition)

Format:       Hardcover, pictorial boards, no dust jacket

Publisher: Purnell, 1971 – ISBN: 036101807x

 

 

 

Happy Adventure Tales

Title:           Happy Adventure Tales

Price:              $9.00 (NZD) Post Free

Author:   Enid Blyton

Genre:        Children’s Fiction

Condition:   Good, child’s writing to front end papers.  (about book condition)

Format:       Hardcover, no dust jacket.

Publisher: Purnell, 1971 –  ISBN: 036101810x

 

 

 

Sunshine Book

Title:           Sunshine Book

Price:              $9.00 (NZD) Post Free

Author:   Enid Blyton

Genre:        Children’s Fiction

Condition:   Very Good, Sticker on front free end paper, otherwise good clean copy.   (about book condition)

Format:       Hardcover, no dust jacket.

Publisher: Dean & Son,  1965 –  ISBN: 0603032621

 

 

 

 

Happy Hours Story Book

Title:           Sunshine Book

Price:              $11.00 (NZD) Post Free

Author:   Enid Blyton

Genre:        Children’s Fiction

Condition:   Very Good, No in-text markings, good clean copy.  (about book condition)

Format:       Hardcover, no dust jacket.

Publisher: Dean & Son,  1964 –  ISBN: 0603032524

 

 

 

Stories for Bedtime

Title:           Stories for Bedtime

Price:              $11.00 (NZD) Post Free

Author:   Enid Blyton

Genre:        Children’s Fiction

Condition:   Very Good, No in-text markings, good clean copy.  (about book condition)

Format:       Hardcover, no dust jacket.

Publisher: Dean & Son,  1966 –  ISBN: 060303263x

 

 

 

Round the Clock Stories

Title:           Stories for Bedtime

Price:              $11.00 (NZD) Post Free

Author:   Enid Blyton

Genre:        Children’s Fiction

Condition:   Very Good, No in-text markings, good clean copy.  (about book condition)

Format:       Hardcover, no dust jacket.

Publisher: Dean & Son,  1963 –  ISBN: 0603032559

 

 

 

img393Enid Blyton’s New Noddy Song Book

 

 

 

 


 

 

 

 

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Pouliuli

October 28, 2015

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Title:              Pouliuli

Price:              $16.00 (NZD) Post Free

Author:       Albert Wendt

Genre:         Fiction

Condition:  Very Good (about book condition)

Format:       Paperback

Publisher: University of Hawaii Press, 1980, ISBN: 0824807286

Early on a drizzly Saturday morning Faleasa Osovae – the seventy six yeae old titled head of the Aiga Faleasa, faithfull husband of a devoted Felefele, stern but generous father of seven sons and five obedient daughters, and the most respected alii in the village of Malaelua – woke with a strange bitter taste in his mouth to find that everything and every body that till then had given meaning to his existence, now filled him with an almost unbearable feeling of revulsion…

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Poor Folk and Other Stories

October 13, 2015

Dostoyevsky

Title:               Poor Folk and Other Stories

Price:              $12.00 (NZD) Post Free

Author:        Fyodor Dostoyevsky

Genre:          Classic Fiction

Condition:  Very Good (about book condition)

Format:       Paperback

Publisher: Penguin, 1988 ISBN: 0140445056

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A Taste for Death

A taste for death

Title:                A Taste for Death

Price:              $7.95(NZD) Post Free

Author:        P. D. James

Genre:          Crime Fiction

Condition:  Acceptable (about book condition)

Format:       Paperback

Publisher: Sphere 1987, ISBN: 0722152221

 

 

Other books you may like by P. D. James:

Cover her face

Death Comes to Pemberley

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Companion Planting in New Zealand

September 05, 2015

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Title:              Companion Planting in New Zealand

Price:              $11.50 (NZD) Post Free

Author:         Brenda Little

Genre:          Gardening

Condition:  Very Good (about book condition)

Format:      Hardcover

Publisher: Beckett, 1989 ISBN: 0908676727

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Christmas is a Time of Giving

September 02, 2015

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Title:               Christmas is a Time of Giving

Price:              $10.00 (NZD) Post Free

Author:         Joan Walsh Anglund

Genre:         Children’s Picture Poetry

Condition:  Very Good (about book condition)

Format:       Hardcover

Publisher: Collins, 1963 ISBN: 0001931377

Illustrated hardcover book of Christmas verse. Back cover faded, otherwise in very nice condition.
Decorated boards.

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