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- Penguin Group Australia 2009; Not Available
'The Boat raises the bar for Australian writing.' PETER CRAVEN, Heat 'Nam Le is . . . a disturber of the peace. 'Consider the subjects of his stories: a child assassin in Colombia ('Cartagena'), an ageing New York artist desperate for a reconciliation with his daughter ('Meeting Elise'), a boy's coming of age in a rough Victorian fishing town... more...
- Penguin Books Ltd 2013; Not Available
A counter-terror operation, codenamed Wildlife , is being mounted in Britain's most precious colony, Gibraltar. Its purpose: to capture and abduct a high-value jihadist arms-buyer. Its authors: an ambitious Foreign Office Minister, and a private defence contractor who is also his close friend. So delicate is the operation that even the Minister's... more...
- The Floating Press 1753; US$ 3.99
Travel through eighteenth-century Europe with aristocratic dandy Peregrine Pickle, a hilarious character plucked from the imagination of famed Scottish author Tobias Smollett. In The Adventures of Peregrine Pickle, Smollett uses his protagonist as the lens through which to pull off a side-splitting send-up of the ridiculous airs and blatant hypocrisy... more...
- The Floating Press 2009; US$ 4.99
Sheridan Le Fanu's historical mystery novel The House by the Churchyard was written in 1863. A skull unearthed in a churchyard show signs of violent blows to the head and, even more disturbingly, the small hole caused by trepanning. One hundred years before, a coffin is buried secretly, "R.D." the only identification on its brass plague.... more...
- The Floating Press 2009; US$ 5.99
Wylder's Hand is a novel from Gothic and mystery writer Sheridan Le Fanu. "There was a little fair-haired child playing on the ground before the steps as I whirled by. The old rector had long passed away; the shorts, gaiters, and smile -- a phantom; and nature, who had gathered in the past, was providing for the future. The pretty mill-road,... more...
- Taylor and Francis 1999; US$ 32.95
A study of how critical discourse analysis can elucidate the relationship between language and peace. It argues that language is a factor to be considered, along with social and economic factors, in any examination of the social conditions and institutions preventing the achievement of peace. more...
- Scribner 2008; US$ 9.99
New spies with new loyalties, old spies with old ones; terror as the new mantra; decent people wanting to do good but caught in the moral maze; all the sound, rational reasons for doing the inhuman thing; the recognition that we cannot safely love or pity and remain good "patriots" -- this is the fabric of John le Carré's fiercely compelling and current... more...
- Hodder & Stoughton 2008; Not Available
The classic Cold War novel. Into a shadowy, violent and intricate world steeped in moral ambivalences steps George Smiley ? tubby, perceptive and morally perplexed as ever ? sometime acting Chief of the Circus, as the Secret Service is known. A Russian émigré woman is accosted in Paris in broad daylight by a Soviet intelligence officer. A scared... more...
- Knopf Doubleday Publishing Group 2011; US$ 14.95
This acclaimed novel reveals the life of a Vietnamese family in America through the knowing eyes of a child finding her place and voice in a new country. In 1978 six refugees?a girl, her father, and four ?uncles??are pulled from the sea to begin a new life in San Diego. In the child?s imagination, the world is transmuted into an unearthly realm:... more...