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Stephanie's Journal

By: Alexander, Stephanie

Price: $23.00

Publisher: Australia, Viking: 1999

Seller ID: 009624

Condition: Very Good


Stephanie Alexander is a cook, restaurateur and food writer. After studying to become a librarian and traveling the world at the age of 21 she began her first restaurant, Jamaican House. Her next venture was Stephanie's Restaurant in Fitzroy before moving to Hawthorn in 1980. Stephanie's Restaurant closed in 1997 after operating for 21 years. She went on to publish several cookbooks, including her incredibly popular alphabetical guide to ingredients and cooking, The Cook's Companion. Stephanie is the niece of the journalist Wilfred Burchett. This "Journal" is Stephanie's personal accou... View more info

Stephanie's Journal

By: Alexander, Stephanie

Price: $23.00

Publisher: Australia, Viking: 1999

Seller ID: 012421

Condition: Very Good


Stephanie Alexander is a cook, restaurateur and food writer. After studying to become a librarian and traveling the world at the age of 21 she began her first restaurant, Jamaican House. Her next venture was Stephanie's Restaurant in Fitzroy before moving to Hawthorn in 1980. Stephanie's Restaurant closed in 1997 after operating for 21 years. She went on to publish several cookbooks, including her incredibly popular alphabetical guide to ingredients and cooking, The Cook's Companion. Stephanie is the niece of the journalist Wilfred Burchett. This "Journal" is Stephanie's personal accou... View more info

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Stephanie's Journal

By: Alexander, Stephanie

Price: $23.00

Publisher: Australia, Viking: 1999

Seller ID: 012438

Condition: Very Good


Stephanie Alexander is a cook, restaurateur and food writer. After studying to become a librarian and traveling the world at the age of 21 she began her first restaurant, Jamaican House. Her next venture was Stephanie's Restaurant in Fitzroy before moving to Hawthorn in 1980. Stephanie's Restaurant closed in 1997 after operating for 21 years. She went on to publish several cookbooks, including her incredibly popular alphabetical guide to ingredients and cooking, The Cook's Companion. Stephanie is the niece of the journalist Wilfred Burchett. This "Journal" is Stephanie's personal accou... View more info

A Cook's Life

By: Alexander, Stephanie

Price: $25.00

Publisher: Lantern (Penguin): 2012

Seller ID: 012483

Condition: Excellent


362pp, 2 photo sections, 800g to post. With the Cook's Companion front and centre in half a million kitchens, Stephanie Alexander is the very definition of a household name. Each day thousands turn to her 'food bible' for the most reliable recipes and advice. But before Stephanie Alexander penned a word for the emerging food media, let alone for the Cook's Companion, she had spent decades avidly documenting food experiences. Shaped by her mother's dedication to good food and her father's love of reading, she trained as a librarian and all the while observed, assessed and re-created the dishe... View more info

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The Language of Love

By: Allardice, Pamela (ed)

Price: $25.00

Publisher: Australia, Angus & Robertson: 1991

Seller ID: 008945

Condition: Excellent


The book holds 68 illustrations in colour and in black and white, bibliography as well as endnotes. It covers 300 years & is a fascinating insight into the lives and loves of past and contemporary Australians. 162pp View more info

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Banquet : Ten Courses to Harmony

By: Annette Shun Wah

Price: $45.00

Publisher: Sydney, Doubleday: 1999

Edition: 1st

Seller ID: 013361

Condition: Excellent


Book in really great shape, very little use apparent, 207 crispy pp, over 500g. Annette Shun Wah (born 26 March 1958) is a prominent figure in the Australian media, but particularly in television, film and radio. Shun Wah was born in Cairns, Queensland of Chinese ancestry. Shun Wah has been a long-serving food critic for the Sydney Morning Herald. Banquet is a celebration of Chinese food in Australia including history, recipes, anecdotes and great photos. (there's a wealth more info on the streetfood blog) View more info

Banquet : Ten Courses to Harmony

By: Annette Shun Wah

Price: $40.00

Publisher: Sydney, Doubleday: 1999

Edition: 1st

Seller ID: 013515

Condition: Excellent


Book in really great shape, very little use apparent, 207 crispy pp, over 500g. Annette Shun Wah (born 26 March 1958) is a prominent figure in the Australian media, but particularly in television, film and radio. Shun Wah was born in Cairns, Queensland of Chinese ancestry. Shun Wah has been a long-serving food critic for the Sydney Morning Herald. Banquet is a celebration of Chinese food in Australia including history, recipes, anecdotes and great photos. (there's a wealth more info on the streetfood blog) View more info

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Hawke an Emotional Life

By: Anson, Stan

Price: $14.00

Publisher: Mcphee Gribble , Australia: 1991

Seller ID: 012560

Condition: Very Good


Less than 500g & 186pp of a controversial psychoanalytical biography of Bob Hawke first published in 1991. The author explains the life and ambitions of the former Australian Prime Minister in the context of the Freudian theory of the narcissistic child. View more info

GOING FOR BROKE: HOW BOND GOT AWAY WITH IT

By: Barry, Paul

Price: $12.00

Publisher: Bantam Books: 2000

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 012710

ISBN: 1863251979

Condition: Excellent


451pp, 3 photo sections, heading towards a kilo to post. The real-life financial thriller about multi-millionaire Alan Bond, and his hidden fortunes.'Brilliantly researched, expertly assembled and well written, Going for Broke is a masterful critique of all that's wrong with Australia's judicial system' -- Sydney Morning Herald Everyone has a Bond story. This is the one you haven't heard ... Once upon a time Alan Bond was a hero - the man who won the America's Cup for Australia, the poor immigrant turned sign writer who became a billionaire, the Aussie battler made good. Then came a controvers... View more info

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Maggie's Table

By: Beer, Maggie

Price: $37.00

Publisher: Australia, Viking: 2001

Seller ID: 009444

Condition: Very Good


1.8 kgs + 344pp of deliciousness. All pp clean white & well bound, dj reflects that this was a cook's book - it's clean but shows its age (sob - as do I despite what I think -double sob, sniffle and force a sip of good red down) Pages & pages of mouth watering photography & that person who said they "read cookbooks like novels" could well have been talking about this publication. View more info

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Ned Kelly Australian Son

By: Brown, Max

Price: $10.00

Publisher: Australia, Angus & Robertson: 1981

Seller ID: 013454

Condition: Excellent


Essential biography of Ned Kelly which was first published in 1948 as 'Australian Son'.262pp prev owner info on last page, 0ver 500g so please choose another book or two to take advantage of your post (up to 3kg) View more info

LETTERS OF AN AUSTGRALIAN PIONEER FAMILY 1827-1880

By: Bucknall Graeme and McDonald Lorna Edited and Introduced By

Price: $95.00

Publisher: Australia, The Association of the Bucknall Family, Carisbrook, Vict: 1984

Edition: 1st Edition

Seller ID: 008428

ISBN: 0959068007

Condition: Very Good


Describes The generation of Gittins and Sarah Bucknall 1797-1880 No. 181 of A Limited Edition of 1000 copies published. View more info

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Early Edition My First Forty Years

By: Buttrose, Ita

Price: $12.00

Publisher: Macmillan: 1985

Seller ID: 012995

Condition: Very Good


205pp & a whisker under 500g, repaired 1cm tear dj rear. Laced with optimism, humour and wisdom, Ita's perspective is uniquely Australian - and always passionate. Known and loved by Australians as the editor of The Australian Women's Weekly throughout the second half of the seventies, Ita Buttrose has also made lasting contributions to many other aspects of our lives and culture. View more info

David Hobson: A celebration in words and Pictures

By: Buzacott, Martin

Price: $155.00

Publisher: Australia, ABC Books: 2005

Seller ID: 011306

Condition: Excellent


Celebrate the life and achievements of one of our most distinguished artists with this gorgeous book. It features glorious photographs of David Hobson in performance and includes many quotes and anecdotes from renowned musicians, composers, singers and friends. Writer Martin Buzacott paints a sympathetic, sensitive portrait of an unconventional artist who started off composing a rock opera of Macbeth but rose to prominence with Baz Luhrmann's seminal production of La Boheme. It also explores his private life, including his struggle with lymphoma, his spiritual questioning and self-doubt. David... View more info

David Hobson: A celebration in words and Pictures

By: Buzacott, Martin

Price: $160.00

Publisher: Australia, ABC Books: 2005

Seller ID: 011904

Condition: Fine


Celebrate the life and achievements of one of our most distinguished artists with this gorgeous book. It features glorious photographs of David Hobson in performance and includes many quotes and anecdotes from renowned musicians, composers, singers and friends. Writer Martin Buzacott paints a sympathetic, sensitive portrait of an unconventional artist who started off composing a rock opera of Macbeth but rose to prominence with Baz Luhrmann's seminal production of La Boheme. It also explores his private life, including his struggle with lymphoma, his spiritual questioning and self-doubt. David... View more info

MAD DOG MORGAN: THE TRUE STORY OF AUSTRALIA'S MOST INFAMOUS BUSHRANGR

By: Carnegie, Margaret (referral)

Price: $30.00

Publisher: Southdown Press: 1976

Seller ID: 005007

Condition: Very Good/Good


Very Good/Good condition. Clean pages and no inscription. Published to compliment the motion picture "Mad Dog Morgan". Clean cover, v. slight fold mark, rear cover general age, black and white photographs throughout. View more info

FRAGILE PARADISE The Discovery of Fletcher Christian Bounty Mutineer

By: Christian Glynn

Price: $23.00

Publisher: Book Club Assoc. London: 1983

Edition: 1st Edition

Seller ID: 011995

Condition: Very Good


A very well researched and presented biography of Fletcher Christian who in 1789 led a mutiny aboard HMS Bountry. The author Glynn Christian the great, great, great, great grandson of the mutineer takes Fletcher out of the world of conjecture and into full blooded life for the first time. The book is illustrated with b/w photography, line drawings, lithographs and colour plates. View more info

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Summer Days: Stories from Childhood

By: Coffey B. R. (ed)

Price: $14.00

Publisher: Australia, Fremantle Arts Centre Press: 1999

Seller ID: 009554

Condition: Very Good


192pp A collection of short stories and autobiographical pieces about children by Elizabeth Jolley, Sally Morgan, A. B. Facey, T. A. G. Hungerford, Joan London, Simone Lazaroo, Kenneth Gasmier, Lee Conway, Justina Williams, Pippa Tandy & others. All pp clean white tightly bound. View more info

Uncovering Australia: Archaeology, Indigenous People and the Public

By: Colley, Sarah

Price: $36.00

Publisher: Australia, Allen & Unwin: 2002

Seller ID: 008787

Condition: Very Good


Drawing deeply from years of intensive research and teaching, Sarah Colley offers an accessible overview of the practice, politics, and ethics of archaeology today, focusing on Australia to highlight and pose universal questions about the relationship between archaeologists, indigenous people, and the public. View more info

Down Home Revisiting Tasmania

By: Conrad, Peter

Price: $20.00

Publisher: UK, Chatto & Windus: 1988

Seller ID: 010182

Condition: Very Good


Down Home - Revisiting Tasmania, by Peter Conrad, published by Chatto and Windus (London) in 1988, is an evocative and beautifully written autobiography. Every generation since 1804 has produced autobiographical accounts from literati, travellers, artists, politicians, convicts, sailors, scientists, and many others of their experience as emigre, transportee, or "native-born" to Tasmania. In recent decades, one publication in particular, created world-wide interest: Peter Conrad's Down Home: Revisiting Tasmania (Chatto & Windus 1988) which was republished in the United States with the t... View more info