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Lessons in Heartbreak [used book]

By: Cathy Kelly

Price: $8.00

Publisher: UK, Harper Collins: 2008

Seller ID: 0007240392

ISBN: 0007240392

Condition: Good


Izzie Silver left the small Irish town of Tamarin behind her for life in New York. She's big, beautiful, and dreams of her own model agency for plus-sized women (what her grandmother would call healthy.) Life is good - but she's just broken one of her cardinal rules and fallen for a married man. On the other side of the ocean, Izzie's aunt Anneliese discovers the pain of infidelity for herself. Her husband Edward has been having an affair with her best friend, Nell. Devastated and angry, Anneliese is facing the realisation that she is now alone. When Lily, the matriarch of the family... View more info

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If You Could See Me Now [used book]

By: Cecelia Ahern

Price: $8.00

Publisher: UK, Harper Collins: 2005

Seller ID: 0007212259

ISBN: 0007212259

Condition: Good


Tender, magical and captivating - a story of family, friends, and the unlikeliest of romances . . . Everything in Elizabeth Egan's life has its place, from the espresso cups in her gleaming kitchen to the swatches and paint pots of her interior design business. Order and precision keep life under control - and Elizabeth's heart from the pain and hurt she has suffered in the past. The only cloud on the horizon is her sister Saoirse, a red-haired whirlwind always leaving behind pieces which Elizabeth struggles to pick up - including her six-year-old son Luke. Being a reluctant mother w... View more info

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The Book of Tomorrow [used book]

By: Cecelia Ahern

Price: $8.00

Publisher: UK, Harper Collins: 2009

Seller ID: 0007326343

ISBN: 0007326343

Condition: Good


The magical and mesmerising story of how tomorrow can change what happens today. Tamara Goodwin has always got everything she's ever wanted. Born into a family of wealth, she grew up in a mansion with its own private beach, a wardrobe full of designer clothes and all that a girl could ever wish for. She's always lived in the here and now, never giving a second thought to tomorrow. But then suddenly her dad is gone and life for Tamara and her mother changes forever. Left with a mountain of debt, they have no choice but to sell everything they own and move to the country. Nestled ... View more info

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P.S. I Love You #1 PS, I Love You [used book]

By: Cecelia Ahern

Price: $8.00

Publisher: UK, Harper: 2011

Seller ID: 0007263082

ISBN: 0007263082

Condition: Good


Meaningful, moving and magical - the classic bestselling love story Everyone needs a guardian angel... Some people wait their whole lives to find their soul mates. But not Holly and Gerry. Childhood sweethearts, they could finish each other's sentences and even when they fought, they laughed. No one could imagine Holly and Gerry without each other. Until the unthinkable happens. Gerry's death devastates Holly. But as her 30th birthday looms, Gerry comes back to her. He's left her a bundle of notes, one for each of the months after his death, gently guiding Holly into her ne... View more info

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The Time of My Life [used book]

By: Cecelia Ahern

Price: $8.00

Publisher: UK, Harper Collins: 2011

Seller ID: 0007350449

ISBN: 0007350449

Condition: Good


The stunning and magical new novel from the Number One bestselling author Are you taking your life for granted? Lucy Silchester is. And she's lost sight of everything important. Because Lucy's lying to herself - and to everyone else - about what's going on. Her friends are cut short, her family cold-shouldered and her work colleagues tricked. Only Lucy herself knows the truth. Time for a wake-up call - an invitation to an appointment with life. Her life. Who in this case turns out to be a kindly, run-down man in a bad suit, who is determined to change things, and won't let ... View more info

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Hollywood

By: Charles Bukowski

Price: $19.95

Publisher: UK, Canongate Canons: 2019

Seller ID: 9781786891679

ISBN: 1786891670

Condition: New


'What will you do?' 'Oh, hell, I'll write a novel about writing the screenplay and making the movie.' 'What are you going to call it?' 'Hollywood.' Henry Chinaski has a penchant for booze, women and horse-racing. On his precarious journey from poet to screenwriter he encounters a host of well-known stars and lays bare the absurdity and egotism of the film industry. Poetic, sharp and dangerous, Hollywood - Bukowski's fictionalisation of his experiences making the film Barfly - explores the many dark shadows to be found in the neon-soaked glare of Hollywood's limelight. View more info

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Factotum

By: Charles Bukowski

Price: $22.95

Publisher: UK, Virgin: 2018

Seller ID: 9780753518151

ISBN: 0753518155

Condition: New


Henry Chinaski, an outcast, a loner and a hopeless drunk, drifts around America from one dead-end job to another, from one woman to another and from one bottle to the next. Uncompromising, gritty, hilarious and confessional in turn, his downward spiral is peppered with black humour. Factotum follows Charles Bukowski's bestselling Post Office, his highly autobiographical first novel. Bukowski's Beat Generation writing reflects his slum upbringing, his succession of menial jobs and his experience of low life urban America. He died in 1994 and is widely acknowledged as one of the most distinct... View more info

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Ham on Rye

By: Charles Bukowski

Price: $19.95

Publisher: UK, Canongate Canons: 2017

Seller ID: 9781782116660

ISBN: 1782116664

Condition: New


With his fourth novel, legendary barfly Charles Bukowski follows the path of his alter ego Henry Chinaski through the high school years of acne and rejection, drinking his way through the Depression, and ends at the start of World War 2. 'He brought everyone down to earth, even the angels' LEONARD COHEN. Charles Bukowski is one of the greatest authors of the twentieth century. The autobiographical Ham on Rye is widely considered his finest novel. A classic of American literature, it offers powerful insight into his youth through the prism of his alter-ego Henry Chinaski, who grew up to b... View more info

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Post Office

By: Charles Bukowski

Price: $19.95

Publisher: UK, Virgin: 2011

Edition: Revised Edition

Seller ID: 9780753518168

ISBN: 0753518163

Condition: New


Henry Chinaski is a lowlife loser with a hand-to-mouth existence. His menial post office day job supports a life of beer, one-night stands and racetracks. Lurid, uncompromising and hilarious, Post Office is a landmark in American literature, and over 1 million copies have been sold worldwide. The new edition is augmented with an anecdotal introduction by the modern Welsh cult-literary author, Niall Griffiths - a writer who was working in a British post office when he first read Bukowski's Post Office. View more info

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In Distant Fields [used book]

By: Charlotte Bingham

Price: $6.00

Publisher: UK, Bantam: 2007

Seller ID: 0553817787

ISBN: 0553817787

Condition: Good


Her wonderful new story, sure to be another bestseller, is about love and heartbreak, but most importantly, the remarkable nature of female friendship. Christmas 1913: Kitty and Lady Partita are best friends despite vastly different backgrounds. Partita has invited her friend Kitty to stay at her ancestral home, Borders Castle. The grandeur of Partita's family seat is in stark contrast to Kitty's home in London where she and her mother, Violet, struggle to maintain appearances despite Kitty's father gambling away the family money. Kitty is introduced to the aristocracy -a world she finds fasci... View more info

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Treasons of the Heart [used book]

By: Charlotte Lamb

Price: $6.00

Publisher: Australia, Doubleday Book Club: 1999

Seller ID: 000944

ISBN: 1876590122

Condition: Good


When Claudia and Ben first meet in Paris, the sexual frisson between them is powerful and instantaneous - and mutual, until Claudia's home is burgled and she is violently attacked. She begins to suspect Ben is less interested in her than in Hugh, her father's best friend. View more info

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Ryders Ridge #1 Walker-Bell [used book]

By: Charlotte Nash

Price: $8.00

Publisher: Australia, Hachette: 2013

Seller ID: 0733630219

ISBN: 0733630219

Condition: Good


Will escaping to Ryders Ridge help Dr Daniella Bell forget her past, or force her to confront it head on? Shaken after a tragic incident in the city hospital where she worked, Daniella figures that the small north-west Queensland cattle town of Ryders Ridge is just the place to hide. Caring and dedicated, she quickly wins the trust of her patients, and the attention of handsome station heir, Mark Walker. As their relationship grows, Daniella begins to think she could make a new life for herself in Ryders. But country towns have their own problems. Under the big outback sky, Daniella discovers... View more info

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Girl Meets Ape [used book]

By: Chrissie Manby

Price: $8.00

Publisher: UK, Hodder and Stoughton: 2004

Seller ID: 0340734663

ISBN: 0340734663

Condition: Good


He's the King of the Swingers. But she's the Ice Queen. When Dr Jennifer Niederhauser becomes head of the chimpanzee project at Prowdes Animal Sanctuary, the uptight young zoologist looks forward to making her mark in the conservation world. But the regime is ramshackle, the chimpanzees uncontrollable and her first meeting with head keeper Guy Gibson finds him naked and covered in baby oil. She decides never to work with animals or the childish again. But, she may not have a job for much longer anyway - Prowdes is in big financial trouble. Salvation comes in the form of a TV documentary. Prowd... View more info

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The Slap [used book]

By: Christos Tsiolkas

Price: $8.00

Publisher: Australia, Allen and Unwin: 2008

Seller ID: 1741753597

ISBN: 1741753597

Condition: Good


At a suburban barbecue, a man slaps a child who is not his own. This event has a shocking ricochet effect on a group of people, mostly friends, who are directly or indirectly influenced by the event. In this remarkable novel, Christos Tsiolkas turns his unflinching and all-seeing eye onto that which connects us all: the modern family and domestic life in the twenty-first century. The Slap is told from the points of view of eight people who were present at the barbecue. The slap and its consequences force them all to question their own families and the way they live, their expectations, b... View more info

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Between the Sheets @ Between the Lines [used book]

By: Colette Caddle

Price: $8.00

Publisher: UK, Simon & Schuster: 2008

Seller ID: 003241

ISBN: 1847373011

Condition: Good


Dana De Lacey, bestselling romance novelist, has the world at her feet. The words on the page flow easily, an exciting new book deal beckons, and life at home in Dublin is good. But Dana's self-confidence and success depend on one person: her gorgeous husband Gus. Without him, she has no fall-back. No children, no close family of her own to call upon. When Gus leaves her, she is devastated. The words fail to come. The alcohol flows too freely. She cannot sleep. Then her estranged brother Ed arrives out of the blue to take care of her and memories that she has kept buried for many years start t... View more info

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A Bus Could Run You Over [used book]

By: Colin Butts

Price: $8.00

Publisher: UK, Orion: 2004

Seller ID: 0752860267

ISBN: 0752860267

Condition: Good


When Connor is dumped by his girlfriend, Gina, the consequences are much worse than he could ever have imagined. Not only has he got her massive brothers to worry about - the same brothers he has insulted on a video, now in Gina's possession - but he also has a video recorder full of what they think is their cocaine (but is actually glucose). When Connor's mates head off to Ibiza, with the video recorder and secret stash in tow, he knows things are about to get very messy indeed. But there are higher forces at work here, namely some nasty drug dealers further up the food chain, who have some d... View more info

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An Indecent Obsession [used book]

By: Colleen McCullough

Price: $6.00

Publisher: Australia, Harper: 1985

Seller ID: 0063120607

ISBN: 0063120607

Condition: Good


To the battle-broken soldiers In her care, nurse Honour Langtry is a precious, adored reminder of the world before war. Then Michael Wilson arrives under a cloud of mystery and shame to change everything. A damaged and decorated hero, a man of secrets and silent pain, soon he alone possesses Honour's selfless heart -- inciting tense and volatile passions that can only lead to jealousy, violence, and death. View more info

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The October Horse #6 Masters of Rome [used book]

By: Colleen McCullough

Price: $8.00

Publisher: UK, Century: 2002

Seller ID: 071268056X

ISBN: 071268056X

Condition: Good


With the possible exception of the crucifixion of Christ no moment of history is more universally familiar and more often depicted than the assassination of Julius Caesar. Caesar is in the prime of his life and the height of his powers as the novel opens. A man of contradictions, Caesar is happily married yet at the same time the lover of the enigmatic and subtle Egyptian ruler, Cleopatra. He is at once a great general who commands the instinctive loyalty of Rome's legions, and a man who wishes to bring to an end Rome's endless civil and external wars, a man not only conscious of his own power... View more info

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Morgan's Run [used book]

By: Colleen McCullough

Price: $8.00

Publisher: UK, Century: 2000

Seller ID: 0712680462

ISBN: 0712680462

Condition: Good


For the first time since her hugely popular bestseller THE THORN BIRDS captivated millions of readers, Colleen McCullough returns to Australia with a breathtaking new historical saga. It was one of the greatest human experiments ever undertaken- to populate an unknown land with the criminal, the unloved and the unwanted of English society. Amid conditions of brutality that paralleled that of slavery, 'The First Fleet' was sent to a place no European but the legendary Captain Cook had ever seen. Left to live or die on the hostile Australian continent, these convicts and their equally isolated g... View more info

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The Road [used book]

By: Cormac McCarthy

Price: $8.00

Publisher: UK, Picador: 2009

Edition: Film Tie-in Edition

Seller ID: 0330468464

ISBN: 0330468464

Condition: Good


By the winner of the Pulitzer Prize for fiction, Cormac McCarthy's The Road is the story of a father and son walking alone through burned America, heading through the ravaged landscape to the coast. The film directed by John Hillcoat, features an all-star cast including Viggo Mortensen, Charlize Theron, Guy Pearce and Robert Duvall, and introduces major talent, Kodi Smit McPhee, with a soundtrack by Nick Cave and Warren Ellis. View more info

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Prep

By: Curtis Sittenfeld

Price: $22.95

Publisher: UK, Black Swan: 2010

Seller ID: 9780552776844

ISBN: 055277684X

Condition: New


Lee Fiora is a shy fourteen-year-old when she leaves small-town Indiana for a scholarship at Ault, an exclusive boarding school in Massachusetts. Her head is filled with images from the school brochure of handsome boys in sweaters leaning against old brick buildings, girls running with lacrosse sticks across pristine athletics fields, everyone singing hymns in chapel. But as she soon learns, Ault is a minefield of unstated rules and incomprehensible social rituals, and Lee must work hard to find and maintain her place in the pecking order. About the Author: "Curtis Sittenfeld is the author of... View more info

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The New You Survival Kit [used book]

By: Daisy Waugh

Price: $8.00

Publisher: UK, Harper Collins: 2002

Seller ID: 001774

ISBN: 0007137761

Condition: Good


Daisy Waugh's commercial fiction debut is a wickedly funny satire of the bitch eat bitch world of celebrity PR, with an unexpected romantic heart. Welcome to the noughties. Can you take it? She's at the top of her profession, but Jo's social life is as much a game of survival as her work. This is London in 2001, where if you call your boyfriend on his mobile, you have to disguise your number or he won't pick up -- he's always expecting someone more important to ring. Where your best friends think nothing of cancelling at the last minute, ten times in a row. Where commitment is a 'pencilled opt... View more info

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A Far Country [used book]

By: Daniel Mason

Price: $8.00

Publisher: UK, Picador: 2007

Seller ID: 003016

ISBN: 0230017959

Condition: Good


Throughout their childhood in the dusty cane fields of Saint Michael, Isabel and her older brother Isaias have been inseparable. But when Isaias runs away to become a musician, promising to return, Isabel's life changes irrevocably. With scorching droughts setting in and the threat of starvation looming over the villagers, Isabel's parents are forced to send her to the Capital, the glamorous and exotic city in the south. However, the city is not the land of plenty they had believed it to be, leaving her no choice but to make a home for herself in the sprawling slums. And although there has b... View more info

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Safe Harbour [used book]

By: Danielle Steel

Price: $6.00

Publisher: UK, Corgi Books: 2004

Seller ID: 0552149918

ISBN: 0552149918

Condition: Good


On a wind-swept summer day in San Francisco, a solitary figure walks down the beach, a dog at her side. At eleven, Pip Mackenzie's young life has already been touched by tragedy; nine months before, a terrible accident plunged her mother Ophelie into inconsolable grief. But on this chilly July afternoon, Pip meets artist Matt Bowles, who offers to teach the girl to draw -- and can't help but notice her beautiful, lonely mother. Matt Bowles senses something magical about Pip, who reminds him of his own daughter at that age, before a bitter divorce tore his family apart and swept his children ha... View more info

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Kaleidoscope [used book]

By: Danielle Steel

Price: $6.00

Publisher: UK, Sphere Books: 1992

Seller ID: 000797

ISBN: 0722183143

Condition: Good


Three sisters, bonded by blood, separated by fate ... Can they ever find each other again? When Sam Walker returned from the front lines of World War II, bringing with him his exquisite French bride, no one could have imagined that their fairytale love would end in such a shattering tragedy. Nine-year-old Hilary, the eldest of the Walker children, clung desperately to her two sisters: five-year-old Alexandra and baby Megan. However, before the year was out, they too would be painfully wrenched from her tender arms. Cut off from every loving warmth, Hilary swore she would one day track down... View more info

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Fine Things [used book]

By: Danielle Steel

Price: $6.00

Publisher: UK, Sphere Books: 1987

Seller ID: 000798

ISBN: 0722183089

Condition: Good


Living on the crest of a highly successful career, he was moving too fast to realise that he had everything - except what he wanted most . . . Sent to San Francisco to open the smartest department store in California, Bernie Fine becomes aware of the hollowness of his personal life. Despite his success he grows increasingly disenchanted with his existence - until five-year-old Jane O'Reilly gets lost in the store. Through Jane, Bernie meets her mother Liz, who finally offers him the possibility of love. But the rare happiness they find together is disrupted by tragedy and Bernie must face ... View more info

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The Klone and I [used book]

By: Danielle Steel

Price: $6.00

Publisher: UK, Corgi: 1999

Seller ID: 0552146374

ISBN: 0552146374

Condition: Good


Stephanie is left alone to raise her children after her rat of a husband leaves her for a younger woman. On a spur-of-the-moment trip to Paris she meets Peter. Much to her amazement, he has a clone who makes up the third part of her outrageous new love triangle. About The Author Danielle Steel is one of the world's most popular authors, with over 560 million copies of her novels sold. Her many international bestsellers include Bungalow 2, Sisters, H.R.H., Coming Out, The House, Toxic Bachelors, and other highly acclaimed novels. She is also the author of His Bright Light, the story of her so... View more info

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Betrayal [used book]

By: Danielle Steel

Price: $8.00

Publisher: UK, Bantam Press: 2012

Seller ID: 0593063112

ISBN: 0593063112

Condition: Good


Tallie Jones is a Hollywood legend. An ambitious and passionate film director, her award-winning productions achieve the rare combination of critical and commercial success. But she has little interest in the glitz and glamour of Los Angeles, instead focusing intently on her work and family. She has close, loving relationships with her daughter, her elderly father and Hunter Lloyd - her co-producer and partner of four years. Completing her trusted circle is Brigitte Parker - Tallie's best friend and devoted personal assistant. They've been friends since film school, and Brigitte's polished gla... View more info

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H.R.H. @ HRH [used book]

By: Danielle Steel

Price: $6.00

Publisher: UK, Corgi Books: 2007

Seller ID: 001016

ISBN: 0552151823

Condition: Good


The conflict between the old world and the new...between responsibility and freedom...between duty and love...Princess Christianna, happier in jeans and a sweatshirt than in the formal life of European royalty, leaves university to travel to East Africa as a volunteer for the Red Cross. Determined to make a difference, she plunges into the dusty, bustling life of an international relief camp, and is anxious to keep her identity a secret from her fellow aid workers. Dr Parker Williams, who works alongside Christianna and shares her dedication to healing, has no idea who she is - but as violence... View more info

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Mirror Image [used book]

By: Danielle Steel

Price: $6.00

Publisher: Australia, Doubleday Book Club: 1998

Seller ID: 001081

ISBN: 0593034392

Condition: Good


From Manhattan high-society to warn-torn France, Mirror Image is a compelling story about the mysterious bond between twin sisters. For twins Olivia and Victoria, their bond was mysterious, marvellous, and often playful - a secret realm only they inhabited. Shy, serious Olivia, born eleven minutes before her sister, had taken over the role of mother in their lush New York estate. Free-spirited Victoria wanted to change the world, and embraced the women's suffrage movement, dreaming of sailing to war-torn Europe. Then, in the girls' twenty-first year, as the First World War escalates overseas, ... View more info