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Firebird

By: Asher, Michael

Price: $11.00

Publisher: Great Britain, Harper Collins: 2001

Seller ID: 09110206

ISBN: 0006513816

Condition: Near Fine


436 pages. Multiple copies of this title available. The firebird is the phoenix, a mythical bird said to visit Egypt once every five hundred years. It symbolises rebirth. The murder in Cairo of Dr al-Ghali, Egyptian-born adviser to the US President, brought both the local police and the FBI to the scene. Feisty, country-born Lieutenant Sami is paired with the FBI agent, arrogant, attractive Daisy Brooke, with her degree in middle eastern studies from California. The only thing the dying man said was 'Firebird'. The explosive mix of character and national interest was fuelled by the discovery a... View more info

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All That Follows

By: Crace, Jim

Price: $11.00

Publisher: London, Picador: 2010

Seller ID: 11110315

ISBN: 0330513923

Condition: Very Good


276 pages. Minor edgewear and creasing to covers. Jim Crace blazes into new territory with a near-future exploration of politics, courage and love. Leonard Lessing is a jazzman taking a break. He's almost fifty, addicted to the media, reliving old gigs, and finds his life is not so much in a rut as a well-oiled groove. He and his wife Francine are struggling to cope with the absence of Francine's daughter, who at twenty has upped and left and immaculately covered her tracks. Otherwise their life in a regulated surburb is unremarkable - until a few miles away hostages are seized and the ringlea... View more info

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The Other Queen - The Plantagenet and Tudor Series #6

By: Gregory, Philippa

Price: $15.00

Publisher: Great Britain, Harper Collins: 2008

Seller ID: 13020363

ISBN: 000725766X

Condition: Very Good


442 pages. Lightly tanned pages. Lightly bumped corners to cover. Stunning historical novel from the author of THE OTHER BOLEYN GIRL and THE BOLEYN INHERITANCE, in which Mary, Queen of Scots, is placed under house arrest with the newly-married Bess of Hardwick and the Earl of Shrewsbury, but fights to regain her kingdom and more. Mary is Queen of Scotland but she has been forced to flee her land and take refuge in an England that is ruled by her cousin Elizabeth. But England, precarious in its Protestant state, set against the mighty powers of Spain, France and Rome, doesn't need a charismatic... View more info

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Imperium

By: Harris, Robert

Price: $12.00

Publisher: Great Britain, Hutchinson: 2006

Seller ID: 13070137

ISBN: 0091801257

Condition: Very Good


403 pages. Covers have moderate creasing. Spine is uncreased. Pages are clean and unmarked and in excellent condition. When Tiro, the confidential secretary of a Roman senator, opens the door to a terrified stranger on a cold November morning, he sets in motion a chain of events which will eventually propel his master into one of the most famous courtroom dramas in history. The stranger is a Sicilian, a victim of the island's corrupt Roman governor, Verres. The senator is Cicero, a brilliant young lawyer and spellbinding orator, determined to attain imperium - supreme power in the state. This ... View more info

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Twisted

By: Kellerman, Jonathan

Price: $9.00

Publisher: Westminster, Maryland, U.S.A., Ballantine Books: 2005

Seller ID: 09100429

ISBN: 0345465261

Condition: Near Fine


Hollywood homicide detective Petra Connor has helped psychologist Alex Delaware crack tough cases in the past. And in Jonathan Kellerman's New York Times bestseller Billy Straight she took the lead in the desperate hunt for a teenage runaway stalked by a vengeful murderer. Now the complex and wryly compassionate Petra is once again at the center of the action, in a novel of cunning twists and page-turning suspense. Lifeless bodies sprawl in a dance-club parking lot after a brutal L.A. drive-by. Of the four seemingly random victims, one stands out: a girl with pink shoes who cannot be identifie... View more info

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Prince Edward

By: McFarland, Dennis

Price: $8.00

Publisher: New York, Picador: 2004

Seller ID: 10044256

ISBN: 0312421222

Condition: Fair


354 pages. "Prince Edward" is the profound story of Benjamin Rome, a ten-year-old boy living through the summer and fall of 1959 in Prince Edward County, Virginia. The stage for the massive resistance of local whites against nationwide desegregation, the county is a frightening and passionate place of shifting loyalties and ardent belief. It is here that Ben must learn to navigate not only his adolescence, but the politics of the time through his powerful family. A brilliant melding of historical record and personal experience, Dennis McFarland's fifth novel is an affirmation of his de... View more info

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Prince Edward

By: McFarland, Dennis

Price: $13.00

Publisher: USA, Picador: 2005

Edition: Reprint

Seller ID: 16050094

ISBN: 0312421222

Condition: Very Good


354 pages. Covers have no creasing. Corners of covers are lightly bumped. Spine is uncreased. Pages are lightly tanned. "Prince Edward" is the profound story of Benjamin Rome, a ten-year-old boy living through the summer and fall of 1959 in Prince Edward County, Virginia. The stage for the massive resistance of local whites against nationwide desegregation, the county is a frightening and passionate place of shifting loyalties and ardent belief. It is here that Ben must learn to navigate not only his adolescence, but the politics of the time through his powerful family. A brilliant mel... View more info

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Paradise

By: Morrison, Toni

Price: $8.00

Publisher: London, Vintage: 1999

Seller ID: 10044463

ISBN: 0099768216

Condition: Very Good


Multiple copies of this title available. Four young women are brutally attacked in a convent near an all-black town in America in the mid-1970s. The inevitability of this attack, and the attempts to avert it, lie at the heart of PARADISE. Spanning the birth of the Civil Rights movement, Vietnam, the counter culture and the politics of the late 1970s, deftly manipulating past, present and future, this novel of mysterious motives reveals the interior lives of the citizens of the town with astonishing clarity. The drama of its people - from the four young women and their elderly protector, to con... View more info

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Politics: a Novel

By: Thirlwell, Adam

Price: $9.00

Publisher: UK, Vintage Books: 2004

Seller ID: 08020115

ISBN: 0099459027

Condition: Good


278 pages. Politics tells the story of a father and daughter. It also tells the story of a m-nage - trois. Politics explores crucial domestic problems of sexual etiquette. What should sleeping arrangements be in a menage - trois? Is it polite to read while two people have sex beside you? Is it permissible to be jealous? If you have eczema, may you complain that undinism can be painful? Politics is a comedy about kindness. And, at the same time, it is also about Milan Kundera, blow jobs, Chairman Mao's personal hygiene, V-clav Havel, half-Jewishness, Bollywood, shopping, Hitler's sexual fetish,... View more info

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Land Of The Blind

By: Walter, Jess

Price: $10.00

Publisher: Regan Books: 2003

Seller ID: 12122264

ISBN: 0060989289

Condition: Very Good


309 pages. In this fiendishly clever and darkly funny novel, Jess Walter speaks deeply to the bonds and compromises we make as children - and the fatal errors we can make at any moment in our lives. While working the weekend night shift, Caroline Mabry, a weary Spokane police detective, encounters a seemingly unstable but charming derelict. "I'd like to confess," he proclaims. But he insists on writing out his confession in longhand. In the forty-eight hours that follow, the stranger admits to not just a crime, but an entire life: a wry and haunting tale of poverty and politics, of obs... View more info