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Shadows in the Grass [used book]

By: Beverley Harper

Price: $8.00

Publisher: Australia, Pan Australia: 2003

Seller ID: 001181

ISBN: 0330364146

Condition: Good


Enraged screams filled his head. Deadly shapes bore down. Animal and man driven by one single thought. Kill or be killed. Neither wanted to die. Falsely accused of a terrible crime, impetuous young aristocrat Lord Dallas Acheson is forced to flee his native Scotland, leaving behind the only woman he has ever loved - Lady Lorna de Iongh. From that day onwards, he must learn to live a different life in a land where danger is an ever-present partner. Fate takes him to southern Africa and the emerging seaport of Durban, from where he sets off to trade and hunt, seeking his fortune in the little-... View more info

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Tommo and Hawk #2 Potato Factory [used book]

By: Bryce Courtenay

Price: $8.00

Publisher: Australia, Viking Australia: 1997

Seller ID: 000967

ISBN: 0670878774

Condition: Good


Bryce Courtenay has created an unforgettable story of the enduring bond between two brothers. Brutally kidnapped and separated in childhood, Tommo and Hawk are reunited at the age of fifteen in Hobart Town. Together they escape their troubled pasts and set off on a journey into manhood. From whale hunting in the Pacific to the Maori wars of New Zealand, from the Rocks in Sydney to the miners' riots in the goldfields, Tommo and Hawk must learn each other's strengths and weaknesses in order to survive. Along the way, Hawk meets the outrageous Maggie Pye, who brings love and laughter into his... View more info

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Whitethorn : A novel of Africa [used book]

By: Bryce Courtenay

Price: $8.00

Publisher: Australia, Viking: 2005

Seller ID: 067002922X

ISBN: 067002922X

Condition: Good


From Bryce Courtenay comes a novel of Africa. The time is 1939. White South Africa is a deeply divided nation with many of the Afrikaner people fanatically opposed to the English. The world is also on the brink of war and South Africa elects to fight for the Allied cause against Germany. Six-year-old Tom Fitzsaxby finds himself in The Boys Farm, an orphanage in a remote town in the high mountains, where the Afrikaners side fiercely with Hitler's Germany. Tom's English name proves sufficient for him to be ostracised, marking him as an outsider. And so begin some of life's tougher lessons fo... View more info

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Whitethorn @ White Thorn [used book]

By: Bryce Courtenay

Price: $8.00

Publisher: Australia, Viking Australia: 2006

Seller ID: 001783

ISBN: 0670070416

Condition: Good


From Bryce Courtenay comes a novel of Africa. The time is 1939. White South Africa is a deeply divided nation with many of the Afrikaner people fanatically opposed to the English. The world is also on the brink of war and South Africa elects to fight for the Allied cause against Germany. Six-year-old Tom Fitzsaxby finds himself in The Boys Farm, an orphanage in a remote town in the high mountains, where the Afrikaners side fiercely with Hitler's Germany. Tom's English name proves sufficient for him to be ostracised, marking him as an outsider. And so begin some of life's tougher lessons fo... View more info

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Tommo and Hawk #2 Potato Factory [used book]

By: Bryce Courtenay

Price: $8.00

Publisher: Australia, Penguin: 1999

Seller ID: 0140271562

ISBN: 0140271562

Condition: Good


Bryce Courtenay has created an unforgettable story of the enduring bond between two brothers. Brutally kidnapped and separated in childhood, Tommo and Hawk are reunited at the age of fifteen in Hobart Town. Together they escape their troubled pasts and set off on a journey into manhood. From whale hunting in the Pacific to the Maori wars of New Zealand, from the Rocks in Sydney to the miners' riots in the goldfields, Tommo and Hawk must learn each other's strengths and weaknesses in order to survive. Along the way, Hawk meets the outrageous Maggie Pye, who brings love and laughter into his... View more info

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Wanderlust [used book]

By: Danielle Steel

Price: $5.00

Publisher: UK, Sphere Books: 1990

Seller ID: 003299

ISBN: 0722183070

Condition: Good


Wanderlust is the story of Audrey Driscoll. Orphaned young, Audrey has grown up caring for her eccentric millionaire grandfather and her demanding younger sister, Annabelle, who assume she will always be there for them. Sheltered yet restless, responsible beyond her years yet hungering for experience, Audrey is hopelessly bound until she herself makes the daring decision to leave. As the 1930s unfold, alone, camera in hand, she will shock friends and outrage family as she plunges headlong into the wider world. Crossing the Atlantic aboard the luxurious "Queen Mary," Audrey meets James and Viol... View more info

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Tears of the Maasai [used book]

By: Frank Coates

Price: $7.00

Publisher: Australia, Harper Collins: 2004

Seller ID: 0732279216

ISBN: 0732279216

Condition: Good


In the tradition of Beverley Harper comes a novel as big as Africa. After a bizarre mishap Jack Morgan takes up a UN posting in Kenya, hoping to find obscurity on the streets of Nairobi. there he is befriended by the American 'Bear' Hoffman, a man equally at home in the city's racy nightlife as in the Kenyan bush. Jack's hopes for seclusion are soon dashed as he is seduced by the excitement of Africa and by a beautiful Maasai woman named Malaika. Malaika carries a dark secret, and when a warrior returns from her past, she and Jack are plunged into a world of ancient spiritualism and tribal cur... View more info

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Around the World in 80 Days / Five Weeks in a Balloon [Wordsworth Classics]

By: Jules Verne

Price: $7.99

Publisher: UK, Wordsworth: 1994

Seller ID: 9781853260902

ISBN: 1853260908

Condition: New


With an Introduction and Notes by Professor Roger Cardinal. University of Kent at Canterbury. Translationsare by Paul Desages (Around the World in Eighty Days) and Arthur Chambers (Five Weeks in a Balloon). JULES VERNE (1828-1905) POSSESSED that rare storyteller's gift of being able to present the far-fetched and the downright unbelievable in such a way as effortlessly to inspire his reader's allegiance and trust. This volume contains two of his best-loved yarns, chosen from among the sixty-four titles of Les Voyages Extraordinaires, Verne's pioneering contribution to the canon of mo... View more info

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White Devils [used book]

By: Paul McAuley

Price: $8.00

Publisher: UK, Simon & Schuster: 2004

Seller ID: 003238

ISBN: 0743238869

Condition: Good


Nicholas Hyde, a volunteer working with a humanitarian charity in Africa, is part of a team investigating an apparent wartime atrocity. When his team is ambushed by small, ape-like-creatures - pale, fierce and preternaturally strong - most of the group are slaughtered in a matter of minutes. Only Nick and the team's government-appointed observer, William Ndinga, manage to escape, taking with them the body of one of their attackers. Un diable blanc, Ndinga calls it - a 'white devil' - but after the rescue he falls in with the official story and quickly recants. Nick is strongly advised to go ... View more info

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Tobruk [used book]

By: Peter Fitzsimons

Price: $12.00

Publisher: Australia, Harper Collins: 2006

Seller ID: 003921

ISBN: 0732276454

Condition: Good


"Tobruk" narrates the taking of Tobruk as part of a general thrust in North Africa by Allied forces. A panicked Winston Churchill wrote: "Tobruk seems to be the place to be held to the death without thought of retirement...nothing must hamper the capture of Tobruk". In the dark heart of World War II, when Hitler turned his attentions to conquering North Africa, a distracted and far-flung Allied force could not give its all to the defence of the key city of Tobruk in Libya. So the job was left to the roughest, toughest bunch they could muster. "Tobruk" is the story of an incredible battle in ex... View more info

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Blue Horizon #11 Courtney [used book]

By: Wilbur Smith

Price: $6.00

Publisher: UK, Pan: 2013

Seller ID: 0330376314

ISBN: 0330376314

Condition: Good


At the close of Wilbur Smith's bestselling Monsoon, Tom Courtney and his brother Dorian battled on the high seas and finally reached the Cape of Good Hope to start life afresh. In this spellbinding new novel, the next generation of Courtneys are out to stake their claim in Southern Africa, travelling along the infamous 'Robber's Road'. It is a journey both exciting and hazardous, that takes them through the untouched wilderness of a beautiful land filled with warring tribes and wild animals. At heart a story of love and hatred, vengeance and greed, Blue Horizon is an utterly compelling adventu... View more info

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The Burning Shore #4 Courtney [used book]

By: Wilbur Smith

Price: $8.00

Publisher: UK, William Heinemann: 1985

Seller ID: 043471416X

ISBN: 043471416X

Condition: Good


A novel in which a passionate affair between a French aristocrat and Michael Courtney forces her to set out and seek a future for their unborn child in Africa, but first she must brave the terrors of war, shipwreck, fever and the vastness of Namibia before finding a home. From the author of BIRDS OF PREY. View more info