Christison Rare Books (IOBA, SABDA): Novels
trouvé: 6 livres

 
CAREY, PETER
True History of the Kelly Gang
(St Lucia, University of Queensland Press, 2002). . 181 x 138 mm; laminated wraps; pp. (xii) + 372; maps. Near fine condition. "Carey has transformed sepia legend into brilliant, even violent colour, and turned a distant myth into warm flesh and blood. Packed with incident, alive with comedy and pathos, True History of the Kelly Gang contains pretty much everything you would ask of a novel." - Anthony Quinn, New York Times..
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N° du livre: 1510
GBP 5.00 [Appr.: EURO 5.5 | CHF 6]
Catalogue: Novels
Mots-clés: . Australian Literature. . Commonwealth Writers Prize. Ned . Picaresque Heroes

 
CLIVE, WILLIAM
The Tune That They Play
(London: Macmillan, 1973). . 8vo; original red boards; laminated pictorial dustwrapper; pp. 224, incl. bibliography. Dustwrapper edgeworn, with tears: some loss to edges of upper and lower panels. Very good condition. "Another novel of the Victorian army by the master of the genre. The year is 1879, when a British square was broken by Cetshwayo and his Zulus. It is a story of incompetent generalship and heroic courage by the man who has been described as the latter-day Kipling. On the slope of Isandhlwana, in 1879, six companies of British infantry face the savage onslaught of 20,000 blood-crazed Zulus. Death is only seconds away, but they stand, as they had been taught to stand, and fight to the last round and the last man. This is the final, crimson curtain of a story which moves from rural Ireland to Fleet Street, to industrial Birmingham, and then to the heat-hazed veldt of Zululand, following the affairs of four men - a London war correspondent, an illiterate Irish fugitive from justice, a young officer unsure of his own personal courage, and an arrogant Zulu warrior determined that his spear shall drink.".
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N° du livre: 768
GBP 6.50 [Appr.: EURO 7.25 | CHF 8]
Catalogue: Novels
Mots-clés: Historical . . Anglo . Isandlwana.

 
DEIGHTON, LEN
Horse Under Water
(London, Cape, 1963). . Dustwrapper, frayed and tatty, pp. 255. Endpapers and edges a little foxed, old price written in pen on the front free endpaper..
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N° du livre: 2612
GBP 16.00 [Appr.: EURO 17.75 | CHF 19]
Catalogue: Novels
Mots-clés: Fiction. .

 
DOYLE, RODDY
Paddy Clarke Ha Ha Ha
(London, BCA by arrangement with Secker & Warburg, 1994). . 8vo; original maroon boards; laminated pictorial dustwrapper a little soiled; pp. (vi) + 282. Very good condition. "It is 1968. Patrick Clarke is ten. He loves George Best, Geronimo and the smell of his hot water bottle. He hates zoos, kissing and the boys from the Corporation houses. He can't stand his little brother. He wants to be a missionary like Father Damien. He coerces the McCarthy twins and Willy Hancock into playing lepers. He never picks the scabs off his knees before they're ready. Witty and poignant, earthy and exuberant, Paddy Clarke Ha Ha Ha charts the triumphs, indignities and bewilderment of Patrick Clarke and his world, a place full of warmth, cruelty, love and slaps across the face.".
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N° du livre: 2002
GBP 3.50 [Appr.: EURO 4 | CHF 4.5]
Catalogue: Novels
Mots-clés: Dublin. Ireland. Boyhood. Childhood. Fiction. English Literature.

 
MANSFIELD, CHARLOTTE
Gloria
(London: Robert Holden & Co, 1923, Sixth Edition). . 8vo; original maroon cloth; pp. 253. Inscribed by the author on the front free endpaper as follows: "To Mrs Smit. With many kind thoughts from the author Charlotte Mansfield. 1928. The 1st S. African novel filmed." Cloth somewhat rubbed and frayed at head and tail of spine. A little foxing and browning mainly to endpapers and first few pages; joints tender. Produced as a film by South African Film Productions, circa 1915-1916. SABIB 3, p. 251..
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N° du livre: 136
GBP 10.00 [Appr.: EURO 11 | CHF 12]
Catalogue: Novels
Mots-clés: . Books Into . Signed Copy

 
PICARD, HYMEN W.J.
Storm of Destiny
(Cape Town: HAUM, 1976 First Edition). . 8vo; original blue boards; pictorial dustwrapper, a little rubbed; pp. (iv) + 203. Very good condition. Fictionalised account of the wreck of 'The Indian Merchant' and the four women and one man who were washed up on the shore of an unknown tropical island where they founded a new miniature nation..
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N° du livre: 5597
GBP 5.00 [Appr.: EURO 5.5 | CHF 6]
Catalogue: Novels

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