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      'Plain or Ringlets?'.

      Beautiful Rosa McDermott and the charismatic John Bunting have been told by Gypsy prophecy that they will marry. But the course of true love and fox-hunting never does run smooth, and the arrival of wealthy Jasper Goldsmith complicates proceedings...

      Was: $18.00
      Now: $3.95
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      A Single Man.

      George is an English professor of literature working in California. He is determined to carry on after his lover, Jim, is killed in a car crash. In elegant prose this tells of a day in George's unhappy life, from the moment of waking up to sleeping at...

      Was: $27.95
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      A Slight Misunderstanding.

      The plot might be simple, but this account of an unhappy wife's adultery includes a great variety of moods and 'the actionÉis all the greater by reason of the author's restricted canvas.' When an old admirer returns from Turkey, Julie de Chaverny's old...

      Was: $28.00
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      A Smile of Fortune: A Harbour Story.

      One of Joseph Conrad's lesser-known long stories that concerns a young ship's captain who has sailed to a Pacific Island to pick up a cargo of sugar. He has a letter from his ship's owners telling him to meet a man named Jacobus. It turns out there are...

      Was: $24.95
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      Agnes Grey.

      Anne Bront‘ is the least known of the Bront‘ sisters and wrote only two novels. This one draws on her own experiences as a governess. Agnes is ill-treated and lonely and the children she must teach are quite unmanageable. But romance enters her life, and...

      Was: $19.95
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      All Quiet on the Western Front.

      Told from the perspective of an originally idealistic young German volunteer, it reflects the disillusionment of youth when confronted with war. Patriotic fervour gives way to the terse record of the daily horrors - an account of a generation 'destroyed...

      Was: $18.99
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      Aller Retour New York.

      Here, in a private letter to Alfred Perles, the reader is offered an unpolished glimpse into Miller's views on life. Miller's blind love for all things French clearly shines through, and his dislike for everything American is passionate. For the avid...

      Was: $27.95
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    • An Outcast of the Islands.

      It deals with the earlier lives of some of the characters in Almayer's Folly. The 'outcast' is Willems, who falls in love with the native girl, Aissa. She has been given to him in return for his help in suppressing Almayer's trade. But in the end, Aissa...

      Now: $1.95
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      As You Like It.

      The story of girls disguised as boys, love and high comedy in the forest of Arden has delighted playgoers for hundreds of years. When we were at school it was the 'set' play in our junior year, now known as Year 10, and we can still quote great chunks of...

      Was: $14.95
      Now: $5.95
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      Autobiography of a Pocket Handkerchief.

      This was James Fenimore Cooper's first serious attempt at magazine writing. It remains significant because of its unusual narrator - an embroidered pocket-handkerchief. Its critique of economic exploitation in France and of the crass commercial climate...

      Was: $21.95
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      Babette's Feast and Other Stories.

      These five stories by the author of Out of Africa are rich, witty and magical. Babette's Feast was made into a wonderful film (that is still occasionally re-run on SBS, don't miss it) about the French cook working in a puritanical Norwegian community who...

      Was: $19.99
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      Billy Liar.

      First published in 1959 it captures brilliantly the claustrophobic atmosphere of a small northern English town. Billy Fisher is a teenager unable to stop lying - especially to his three girlfriends. Trapped by his boring job and working-class parents...

      Was: $24.95
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      Breakfast Of Champions.

      Though this is a novel, it is also an anti-novel which flouts many techniques common to that form of prose. In fact it was originally packaged to look like a box of cereal.The protagonists are two older men and through them Vonnegut attacks American...

      Was: $29.95
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      Brighton Rock.

      Originally published in 1938, when it caused widespread controversy, it tells the story of Pinkie against a background of gang warfare in the seaside town. Pinkie is 17, ruthless, tough and bad. After killing a man he believes he can escape retribution...

      Was: $24.95
      Now: $9.95
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      Publisher Description Lieutenant Clancy of New York City's 52nd Precinct faces one of the toughest assignments of his career: Johnny Rossi, gangster and racketeer, has welched on the rest of his West Coast Mob and is to testify before the State Crime...

      Was: $21.95
      Now: $6.95
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      Castle Rackrent.

      Depicts the dissolute life of Irish landlords of the 18th century. Watched by their ineffectual tenantry, a succession of irresponsible members of the Rackrent family dissipate their fortunes until they reach the verge of destitution. Publisher...

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      Vita and her lover, Violet Trefusis, started writing this book as a collaborative endeavour in 1920 but Vita's mother, Lady Sackville, refused to allow publication of the novel in England. It was finally published 50 years later with Vita's son Nigel...

      Was: $22.95
      Now: $9.95
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      Christmas Holiday.

      Charley Mason, a nice boy from a loving middleclass family, is given an all-expenses paid trip to Paris as a present from his father. In Paris he becomes involved with a White Russian prostitute whose story will change his life forever. Paris before the...

      Was: $18.95
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      Danton's Death: Leonce and Lena: Woyzeck.

      The German writer died in 1837 aged only 23. These translations of his three works for the theatre are by Victor Price, head of the German Language Service at the BBC. Virtually unknown until the end of the 19th century, the Plays have found an important...

      Was: $24.95
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      Doomed Love.

      Publisher Description From the fall of Troy to the deadly Harpies, Aeneas' epic voyage is filled with tragedy, destruction and omens of danger. As he recounts his adventures to Dido, who gives him sanctuary, they fall in love. But the Gods intervene...

      Was: $12.95
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    • Dracula.

      Publisher Description HarperCollins is proud to present its new range of best-loved, essential classics. `We are in Transylvania; and Transylvania is not England. Our ways are not your ways, and there shall be to you many strange things.' Earnest...

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