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Of Woman Born [used book]

By: Eileen Townsend

Price: $6.00

Publisher: UK, Grafton Books: 1999

Seller ID: 0261671804

ISBN: 0261671804

Condition: Good


This is the unforgettable story of Maeve Donovan. Set in troubled Ireland and America, and spanning sixty years of the twentieth century, this exhilarating and heartrending saga tells of the passions, triumphs and tragedies that governed her life and those of her children and grandchildren. Maeve is the daughter of a wealthy Dubliner, a Protestant. Strong-willed and unorthodox, she flouts her parents' wishes by marrying Danny, a rebellious and idealistic young Roman Catholic. On the day that her son Kieran is born, Danny is in the thick of the Easter Rising, fierce in his idealism yet as co... View more info

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The Ragged School [used book]

By: F. K. Salwood

Price: $6.00

Publisher: UK, Knight: 2003

Seller ID: 004071

ISBN: 184186031X

Condition: Good


A saga based in Essex, powerfully evoking the day to day lives of those living in the shadow cast by the Second World War. View more info

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Sholtie Flyer #5 McGrath Saga [used book]

By: Frances Paige

Price: $6.00

Publisher: UK, Grafton Books: 1992

Seller ID: 001858

ISBN: 0261673866

Condition: Good


This is the concluding volume of the McGrath saga. Ginny McGrath has come from the US to run her aunt Lizzie's hotel in the former Sholton Hall. World War I is over and the roaring 1920s are in full swing, but Ginny finds that there is not enough freedom to give her the man she loves. View more info

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Dark Palace #2 Edith [used book]

By: Frank Moorhouse

Price: $8.00

Publisher: Australia, Knopf: 2000

Seller ID: 002993

ISBN: 009183676X

Condition: Good


First seen in the author's previous novel, "Grand Days", the idealistic Edith returns, five years older and rather wiser. While working for the League of Nations against the inexorable advance of World War II, she also investigates the dark side of love and society with remorseless curiosity. View more info

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Plume of the Arawas [used book][rare]

By: Frank O. V. Acheson

Price: $39.00

Publisher: USA, Walter Neale: 1930

Edition: 1st

Seller ID: A1018

Condition: Good


The Brown Man of the Southern Pacific - navigator, warrior, mystic, bard - the intellectual and spiritually-minded Brown Man of Caucasian descent and ancient lineage known to the world as the Maori of New Zealand - he it is who is told of in this novel. The scene is laid principally in the picturesque region around Taupo Lake and Tongariro Mountain, in the heart of the North Island of New Zealand, a region still owned and inhabited by the Ngati-Tuwharetoa Tribe, whose ancestor, the "Plume of the Arawas," is the hero of the story. View more info

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Voicing the Dead

By: Gary Crew

Price: $19.95

Publisher: Australia, Ford Street Publishing: 2015

Seller ID: 003166

ISBN: 1925272052

Condition: New


You ask, 'Can the dead speak?' I answer, 'Is this blood that runs in my veins, or ink? I ask that you read me. I ask that you hear me. See me. Touch me. Others have, and tasted my blood ...' So writes Jack Ireland, 14 year old English born survivor of the horrors of capture by head hunters. In Voicing the Dead, internationally-awarded author Gary Crew revisits the astonishing story of nineteenth century teenager Jack Ireland who survived - and lived to fight back through his 'never say die' determination and creativity. View more info

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Caleb's Crossing [used book]

By: Geraldine Brooks

Price: $8.00

Publisher: Australia, Fourth Estate: 2011

Seller ID: 002834

ISBN: 073228922X

Condition: Good


A richly imagined new novel from the author of the NEW YORK TIMES bestseller, PEOPLE OF THE BOOK. In 1665, a young man from Martha's Vineyard became the first Native American to graduate from Harvard College. From the few facts that survive of his extraordinary life, Geraldine Brooks creates a luminous tale of love and faith, magic and adventure. When Bethia Mayfield, a spirited twelve-year-old living in the rigid confines of an English Puritan settlement - and the daughter of a Calvinist minister - meets Caleb, the young son of a Wampanoag chieftain, the two forge a secret friendship that dra... View more info

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Lords of the Pacific [used book]

By: Grant Hyde

Price: $8.00

Publisher: Australia, MacMillan: 2009

Seller ID: 1405039167

ISBN: 1405039167

Condition: Good


The year is 1793. Having suffered at the hands of Tonga's evil King Tui'puloto for too long, the Island Nations of the South Pacific are poised on the brink of civil war. When two heroic young warriors, Sevesi and Hiki, dare to challenge the King's absolute power, they incur his wrath, and only narrowly escape with their lives. The pair flee north, seeking sanctuary with the rebel tribes of Ha'apai. But instead of finding a safe haven, they are accused of being spies. Meanwhile, as the British and French continue their relentless quest to colonise the South Pacific, one of their ships is hijac... View more info

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Burial Rites [used book]

By: Hannah Kent

Price: $8.00

Publisher: Australia, Picador: 2013

Seller ID: 1742612822

ISBN: 1742612822

Condition: Good


In northern Iceland, 1829, Agnes Magnusdottir is condemned to death for her part in the brutal murder of two men. Agnes is sent to wait out the time leading to her execution on the farm of District Officer Jon Jonsson, his wife and their two daughters. Horrified to have a convicted murderess in their midst, the family avoids speaking with Agnes. Only Toti, the young assistant reverend appointed as Agnes' spiritual guardian, is compelled to try to understand her, as he attempts to salvage her soul. As the summer months fall away to winter and the hardships of rural life force the household to w... View more info

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Go Set A Watchman: To Kill a Mockingbird sequel

By: Harper Lee

Price: $45.00  $34.95

Publisher: UK, William Heinemann: 2015

Seller ID: 001219

ISBN: 1785150286

Condition: New


Go Set a Watchman is set during the mid-1950s and features many of the characters from To Kill a Mockingbird some twenty years later. Scout (Jean Louise Finch) has returned to Maycomb from New York to visit her father Atticus. She is forced to grapple with issues both personal and political as she tries to understand both her father's attitude toward society, and her own feelings about the place where she was born and spent her childhood. View more info

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Bronwen [used book]

By: Hilda McKenzie

Price: $6.00

Publisher: UK, Knight: 2003

Seller ID: 002983

ISBN: 1840673850

Condition: Good


When her Mam dies in mysterious circumstances, young Bronwen Thomas goes to live with her grandmother in Thelma Street in Cardiff. She soon finds her chafing against her well-meaning Nan's old-fashioned ideas, and misses her beautiful mother, and their spotless cosy home. She dreams one day of having her own happy family. After leaving school, Bronwen gets a job at a local grocer's shop, where she falls in love with the smooth-talking Cyril Philips. But he has a girl back home in the valleys and is furious when he is forced to marry Bronwen because she has fallen pregnant. He takes out hi... View more info

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Suite Francaise [used book]

By: Irene Nemirovsky

Price: $8.00

Publisher: UK, Vintage: 2007

Seller ID: 0099488787

ISBN: 0099488787

Condition: Good


Read the lost masterpiece behind the major new film starring Kristin Scott Thomas and Michelle Williams. In 1941, Irene Nemirovsky sat down to write a book that would convey the magnitude of what she was living through by evoking the domestic lives and personal trials of the ordinary citizens of France. Nemirovsky's death in Auschwitz in 1942 prevented her from seeing the day, sixty-five years later, that the existing two sections of her planned novel sequence, Suite Francaise, would be rediscovered and hailed as a masterpiece. Set during the year that France fell to the Nazis, Suite ... View more info

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Gai-Jin #3 Asian Saga [used book]

By: James Clavell

Price: $8.00

Publisher: UK, Hodder and Stoughton: 1993

Seller ID: 001290

ISBN: 0340581263

Condition: Good


In the closed society of Japan in 1862, a bitter battle for commercial supremacy rages between the Struan and Brock trading houses. Young Malcolm Struan confronts the complex politics of the Japanese Court and the samurai of the warlords to succeed in love. By the author of "King Rat" and "Shogun". View more info

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Land of Painted Caves #6 Earth's Children [used book]

By: Jean M. Auel

Price: $9.00

Publisher: UK, Hodder and Stoughton: 2011

Seller ID: 0340824255

ISBN: 0340824255

Condition: Good


THE LAND OF PAINTED CAVES concludes the story of Ayla, her mate Jondalar, and their little daughter, Jonayla, taking readers on a journey of discovery and adventure as Ayla struggles to find a balance between her duties as a new mother and her training to become a Zelandoni - one of the Ninth Cave community's spiritual leaders and healers. Once again, Jean Auel combines her brilliant narrative skills and appealing characters with a remarkable re-creation of the way life was lived thousands of years ago, rendering the terrain, dwelling places, longings, beliefs, creativity and daily lives of Ic... View more info

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No Wings to Fly [used book]

By: Jess Foley

Price: $7.00

Publisher: UK, Arrow Books Ltd: 2006

Seller ID: 000770

ISBN: 0099466465

Condition: Good


One woman's struggle against great odds, with a heart tragically divided. Having spent her childhood with a cold, unfeeling stepmother, Lily Clair's life is changed for ever when she is sent as general maid to old friends of her family. Soon into the dull routine comes Joel, handsome son of a wealthy entrepreneur, and for Lily, young and vulnerable, their meeting is a revelation. Riding high on the crest of her new-found happiness she cannot be prepared for the violent attack that comes in the night, or for its devastating, life-changing consequences. But live with the consequences she must as... View more info

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The Deep Well at Noon #1 Beckman Saga [used book]

By: Jessica Stirling

Price: $6.00

Publisher: UK, Pan Books: 1981

Seller ID: 004105

ISBN: 0330262335

Condition: Fair


The first part of the "Beckman Trilogy", which is the saga of Holly Beckman, who rises from the slums of Lambeth during World War I to become a successful antique and fine arts dealer, and finally realizes where her real priorities lie when her son Chris is shot down in the Battle of Britain. View more info

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Ghost Gum Valley [used book]

By: Johanna Nicholls

Price: $8.00

Publisher: Australia, Simon and Schuster: 2012

Seller ID: 0731815211

ISBN: 0731815211

Condition: Good


Ghost Gum Valley is the second book from Australian author Johanna Nicholls. At the heart of this sweeping saga is Isabel de Rolland, an English aristocrat sent to the penal Colony of New South Wales in 1833 to honour an arranged marriage. Wealthy ex-convict Garnet Gamble has paid Isabel's family's debts in exchange for the respectability that her lineage will give his son Marmaduke whose `convict stain' excludes him from Society. Isabel and Marmaduke detest each other on sight. She sees him as a Colonial barbarian. He has no intention of relinquishing his bachelor freedom and his mistresses. ... View more info

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The Lawless #7 Kent Family [used book]

By: John Jakes

Price: $6.00

Publisher: UK, Fontana: 1989

Seller ID: 001323

ISBN: 0006177239

Condition: Good


From the devastating fire of Chicago in 1871 to New York and Philadelphia, this continuation of "The Kent Family Chronicles" depicts the corruption and inhumanity lurking beneath America's wafer-thin facade of civilization. View more info

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The Seekers #3 Kent Family [used book]

By: John Jakes

Price: $6.00

Publisher: UK, Fontana: 1989

Seller ID: 001324

ISBN: 0006177190

Condition: Good


The end of the colonies' fight for independence ushers in a fresh and even more glorious struggle to build the new nation. It is an epoch ripe with the energy of a country in its springtime. Two young heirs to a family dynasty turn their eyes west -- the frontier beckons. View more info

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California Gold [used book]

By: John Jakes

Price: $6.00

Publisher: UK, Fontana: 1991

Seller ID: 001325

ISBN: 0006178324

Condition: Good


Set in California at the turn of the century this is the story of Mack Chance, a young dreamer seeking his fortune. He becomes rich and powerful in the oil industry and then in the film business, but his private life is cursed by failure. View more info

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The Titans #5 Kent Family [used book]

By: John Jakes

Price: $6.00

Publisher: UK, Fontana: 1989

Seller ID: 001326

ISBN: 0006177212

Condition: Good


When Jephtha Kent leaves his family to go north, the Kents come under the influence of Louis, the most opportunistic son. While the nation splits on secession and slavery, the Kents nearly fall to greed and self-interest. View more info

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California Gold [used book]

By: John Jakes

Price: $8.00

Publisher: UK, Book Club Associates: 1989

Seller ID: CN6766

ISBN: 000006766

Condition: Good


A "riveting . . . sweeping epic" (Richmond Times-Dispatch) of one man driven by gold fever, by the #1 New York Times-bestselling author of North and South. At the height of California's Gold Rush, men left everything behind for the chance at striking it rich. Now, some thirty years after its peak, gold fever still entices adventurous Easterners like James Macklin Chance, a poor Pennsylvanian who is drawn to California by the dream of lasting wealth-a dream so powerful he'll stop at nothing to see it through. Along the way he'll encounter grand passion, ruthless enemies, and larger-than-life... View more info

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Heart of Darkness

By: Joseph Conrad

Price: $14.95

Publisher: UK, Penguin: 2007

Edition: Penguin Classics

Seller ID: 9780141441672

ISBN: 0141441674

Condition: New


A haunting and hugely influential Modernist masterpiece, the Penguin Classics edition of Joseph Conrad's Heart of Darkness is edited with an introduction by Owen Knowles. Conrad's narrator Marlow, a seaman and wanderer, recounts his physical and psychological journey in search of the infamous ivory trader Kurtz: dying, insane, and guilty of unspeakable atrocities. Travelling upriver to the heart of the African continent, he gradually becomes obsessed by this enigmatic, wraith-like figure. Marlow's discovery of how Kurtz has gained his position of power over the local people involves him in a r... View more info

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Lovers and Liars [used book]

By: Josephine Cox

Price: $6.00

Publisher: UK, Harper Collins: 2004

Seller ID: 000713

ISBN: 0007146094

Condition: Good


The powerful new bestseller from Josephine Cox -- one of our foremost storytellers. It is 1902. Emily is sixteen years of age and blissfully in love with John, two years her senior. Together they are secretly planning a life, when they are violently driven apart. Denied the man she loves, and dominated by a brutally possessive uncle, Emily is devastated when she is cruelly taken advantage of. When a child is born, her life is in tatters. And she cannot reveal the identity of the father to anyone, or there will be a terrible price to pay. Trapped and ashamed, she seeks solace in her daughter, C... View more info

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Somewhere, Someday [used book]

By: Josephine Cox

Price: $8.00

Publisher: UK, Headline Book Publishing: 1999

Seller ID: 000778

ISBN: 0747275351

Condition: Good


Although Barney would always love her, his restless soul would not allow him to stay, but Kelly could never have envisaged how his leaving would alter her life. Alone once more, Kelly finds herself remembering the past, particularly the autumn of 1877. View more info

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The Loner [used book]

By: Josephine Cox

Price: $8.00

Publisher: UK, Harper Collins: 2007

Seller ID: 0007244126

ISBN: 0007244126

Condition: Good


The powerful new bestseller from Josephine Cox -- one of our foremost storytellers. Josephine Cox's new novel goes straight to the heart of a family. Set in and around Blackburn in the 1930s, it follows the heartbreaking story of a boy whose mother leaves, and the effect it has on his own life as he grows up in a man they call the loner...Another page-turning drama that is straight from the heart and will satisfy Josephine Cox's many readers. View more info

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Miss You Forever [used book]

By: Josephine Cox

Price: $6.00

Publisher: UK, Headline Book Publishing: 1998

Seller ID: 001023

ISBN: 074724958X

Condition: Good


One winter's night, in the coal-hole in her yard, Rosie finds that a woman sheltering there has been severely beaten by thugs. At a glance, Kathleen looks like an unkempt, aged vagabond who tramps the roads carrying all her worldly possessions in a grubby tapestry bag. Her only friend is the mangy old dog who accompanies her; the sum of her life is in the diaries she so zealously guards. Yet close up, Rosie can see that Kathleen has a gracious beauty - the 'look' of a respectable lady of means. In hospital, fighting for her life, yet moved by Rosie's care and compassion, Kathleen entrusts the ... View more info

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Bad Boy Jack [used book]

By: Josephine Cox

Price: $8.00

Publisher: UK, Headline Book Publishing: 2002

Seller ID: 0747271569

ISBN: 0747271569

Condition: Good


Unable to cope with raising his children alone, Robert Sullivan abandons them to others. However, he has a change of heart and decides to go back to them. But on the way there, he is involved in a horrific accident. Jack and Nancy are placed in the brutal regime of the Galloway Children's home. View more info

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Indiscretion [used book]

By: Jude Morgan

Price: $7.00

Publisher: UK, Headline Review: 2006

Seller ID: 001167

ISBN: 0755307658

Condition: Good


A deliciously entertaining novel of Austenesque love and misunderstanding, from the master of Regency fiction. When Caroline Fortune's prodigal father loses all they possess, he arranges for his daughter to become the companion of the formidable (but extremely wealthy and childless) Mrs Catling. Although uncomfortable with the plan Caroline resolves to make the most of this introduction to polite society, and her beauty and intelligence soon attract many admirers. But, much to her dismay, she is just as quick to realise that love and romance are not what some 'gentlemen' seek and finds herself... View more info

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Indiscretion [used book]

By: Jude Morgan

Price: $8.00

Publisher: UK, Review: 2005

Seller ID: 0755326431

ISBN: 0755326431

Condition: Good


When your father is a man of expensive tastes and schemes but very little money, you soon learn to 'make do'. So when Caroline Fortune's prodigal father finally admits to losing all they possess, she automatically starts seeking employment as a governess. Her father, however, has far grander designs for his daughter...Caroline is to become the companion of the formidable (but extremely wealthy and childless) Mrs Catling. Caroline herself is uncomfortable with the plan but makes the most of this introduction to polite society and soon her beauty and intelligence attract the attentions of male a... View more info