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#SaveOzStories
1 #SaveOzStories
Carlton, VIC, Australia Melbourne University Press 2016 0522870805 / 9780522870800 First Edition Paperback Very Good Not Applicable 12mo - over 6" - 7" tall 
Paperback, first edition, 128gms, 155 pages. Jackie French, David Malouf, Tim Winton and many more of our best writers have come together to issue a clarion call to all Australian citizens to defend writers and writing. If politicians have their way we will be the only nation to give away our right to tell our own stories. Read this collection of impassioned arguments from our most esteemed wordsmiths. Book is in very good condition with only very minor general wear and tear, otherwise no other pre-loved markings. 
Price: 10.00 AUD
 
 
Idolising Children, Donahoo, Daniel
2 Donahoo, Daniel Idolising Children
Sydney, Australia University of New South Wales Press Ltd 2007 0868409324 / 9780868409320 First Edition Soft Cover Very Good Not Applicable 8vo - over 7" - 9" tall 
Softcover, first edition, 374gms, 264 pages. This book reflects on the place of children in our society by looking at everything from fertility rates, childcare, the role of the media and the day to day joys and challenges of being a parent. The author argues that idolising is a form of worship that is adversely affecting our children's development and creates citizens who no longer understand their roles and responsiblities. The book examines how we arrived here and looks at what needs to change so that communities as a whole are responsible for raising children. Book is in very good condition with minor general wear and tear and light page discolouration throughout, otherwise no other pre-loved markingss. 
Price: 22.00 AUD
 
 
Who Speaks for Islam? What a Billion Muslims Really Think, Esposito, John L.; and Mogahed, Dalia
3 Esposito, John L.; and Mogahed, Dalia Who Speaks for Islam? What a Billion Muslims Really Think
New York, USA Gallup Press 2007 1595620176 / 9781595620170 First Edition Hardcover with Dust Jacket Fine Fine 8vo - over 7" - 9" tall 
Hardcover with red boards and pictorial dust jacket, first edition, 454g, 204pgs. Grounded in Gallup World Poll data, not in rhetoric, this book brings data-driven evidence - the voices of a billion Muslims, not those of individual experts or extremists - to one of the most heated and consequential debates of our time. Book is in fine, near new condition. 
Price: 15.00 AUD
 
 
Crystal Bucket, The: Television Criticism From the Observer 1976-79, James, Clive
4 James, Clive Crystal Bucket, The: Television Criticism From the Observer 1976-79
London, England Jonathan Cape 1981 0224018906 / 9780224018906 First Edition Hardcover with Dust Jacket Good Good 8vo - over 7" - 9" tall 
Hardcover with black boards and dust jacket, first edition, 424gms, 238 pages. Book is in good condition with minor general wear and tear and light page discolouration throughout. There is a small pen mark on the inside front page from a previous owner. Boards and dust jacket are in good condition with only mild shelf wear, otherwise no other pre-loved markings. 
Price: 10.00 AUD
 
 
Short History of Stupid, A: The Decline of Reason and Why Public Debate Makes Us Want to Scream, Keane, Bernard; and Razer, Helen
5 Keane, Bernard; and Razer, Helen Short History of Stupid, A: The Decline of Reason and Why Public Debate Makes Us Want to Scream
Crows Nest, Australia Allen & Unwin 2014 176011054X / 9781760110543 First Edition Softcover Good Not Applicable 8vo - over 7" - 9" tall 
Softcover, first edition, 464gms, 330 pages. This book traces the history of the deteriorating quality of our public debate and the dwindling common sense in media, politics and culture. It damns those who have spread stupid and celebrates the brave few who resisted. Book is in good condition with minor general wear and tear and light page discolouration throughout. Cover shows some curling to creases and edges, otherwise no other pre-loved markings. 
Price: 18.00 AUD
 
 
Quarterly Essay: Reaction Time (Issue 27, 2007), Lowe, Ian; et al.
6 Lowe, Ian; et al. Quarterly Essay: Reaction Time (Issue 27, 2007)
Melbourne, VIC, Australia Black Inc. 2007 1863954120 / 9781863954129 First Edition Softcover Very Good Not Applicable 8vo - over 7" - 9" tall 
Softcover, first edition, 234gms, 129 pages, issue 27. The Quarterly Essay presents significant contributions to the general debate in Australia. Each issue aims to represent the widest range of political, intellectual and cultural opinion. The feature essay in this issue is by Ian Lowe and is about Climate Change and the Nuclear Option. Book is in very good condition with minor general wear and tear, otherwise no other pre-loved markings. 
Price: 7.00 AUD
 
 
Challenge for Africa, The, Maathai, Wangari
7 Maathai, Wangari Challenge for Africa, The
London, England Arrow Books 2010 0099539039 / 9780099539032 First Thus Softcover Very Good Not Applicable 8vo - over 7" - 9" tall 
Softcover, first thus, 348gms, 319 pages. This book provides a unique perspective on the fate of Africa. Informed by three decades as an environmental activist and campaigner for democracy, the book celebrates the enduring potential of the human spirit, and reminds us that change is always possible. Book is in good condition with minor general wear and tear, otherwise no other pre-loved markings. 
Price: 10.00 AUD
 
 
Quarterly Essay: Australian Story (Issue 36, 2009), MacCallum, Mungo; et al.
8 MacCallum, Mungo; et al. Quarterly Essay: Australian Story (Issue 36, 2009)
Melbourne, VIC, Australia Black Inc. 2009 1863954570 / 9781863954570 First Edition Softcover Very Good Not Applicable 8vo - over 7" - 9" tall 
Softcover, first edition, 226gms, 138 pages, issue 36. The Quarterly Essay presents significant contributions to the general debate in Australia. Each issue aims to represent the widest range of political, intellectual and cultural opinion. The feature essay in this issue is by Mungo MacCallum and is about Kevin Rudd and The Lucky Country. Book is in very good condition with minor general wear and tear, otherwise no other pre-loved markings. 
Price: 7.00 AUD
 
 
Fictional Woman, The, Moss, Tara
9 Moss, Tara Fictional Woman, The
Sydney, Australia Harper Collins Publishers 2014 0732297893 / 9780732297893 First Edition Softcover Good Not Applicable 8vo - over 7" - 9" tall 
Large softcover, first edition, 468gms, 328 pages. Tara Moss blends memoir and social analysis to examine the common fictions about women. At once insightful, challenging and entertaining, she asks how we can change the old fictions, one woman at a time. Book is in good condition with minor general wear and tear and light page discolouration throughout, otherwise no other pre-loved markings. 
Price: 12.00 AUD
 
 
Black Chicks Talking, Purcell, Leah
10 Purcell, Leah Black Chicks Talking
Sydney, Australia Hodder Headline Australia 2004 0733618693 / 9780733618697 First Thus Softcover Good Not Applicable 8vo - over 7" - 9" tall 
Medium softcover, first thus, 430gms, 364 pages. Meet a new generation of Aboriginal women as Leah Purcell speaks with nine black chicks making their mark in contemporary Australia. Purcell talks it up with Cilla Malone, Deborah Mailman, Frances Rings, Kathryn Hay, Liza Fraser-Gooda, Rachel Perkins, Rosanna Angus, Sharon Finnan and Tammy Williams. Book is in good condition with mild general wear and tear and light page discolouration throughout. Wraps shows some creasing, otherwise no other pre-loved markings. 
Price: 6.50 AUD
 
 
Branded: The Buying and Selling of Teenagers, Quart, Alissa
11 Quart, Alissa Branded: The Buying and Selling of Teenagers
London, England Arrow Books 2003 0099458063 / 9780099458067 Reprint Softcover Good Not Applicable 12mo - over 6" - 7" tall 
Softcover, reprint, 246gms, 308 pages. This book takes the reader to the dark side of teen marketing, revealing an aggressive and disturbing world in which adults build careers out of insinuating themselves into friendships with young people in order to monitor what they wear, eat, listen to, and talk about with each other. Book is in good condition with minor general wear and tear and light page discolouration throughout, otherwise no other pre-loved markings. 
Price: 8.00 AUD
 
 
Trouble with Paradise, The: Griffith Review (#14), Schultz, Julianne (ed)
12 Schultz, Julianne (ed) Trouble with Paradise, The: Griffith Review (#14)
Sydney, Australia ABC Books 2007 0733319394 / 9780733319396 First Edition Softcover Very Good Not Applicable 8vo - over 7" - 9" tall 
Softcover, first edition, 416gms, 264 pages, issue 14. The Griffith Review is devoted to a topical theme and includes essays, analysis, reportage, memoir, fiction, satire, poetry, photography and art. This edition focuses on the paradise myth and showcases a new essay by Frank Moorhouse. Book is in very good condition with minor general wear and tear, otherwise no other pre-loved markings. 
Price: 10.00 AUD
 
 
Remotely Controlled: How Television is Damaging Our Lives - And What We Can Do About It, Sigman, Dr Aric
13 Sigman, Dr Aric Remotely Controlled: How Television is Damaging Our Lives - And What We Can Do About It
London, England Vermilion 2005 0091902606 / 9780091902605 First Edition Softcover Very Good Not Applicable 8vo - over 7" - 9" tall 
Softcover, first edition, 408gms, 356pgs. As well as exploring the negative effects of television, this book offers practical advice on how to make the much needed life changes that will help us bring up our children away from the influence of the remote control. Book is in very good condition with minor general wear and tear and light page discolouration throughout, otherwise no other pre-loved markings. 
Price: 12.00 AUD
 
 
Quarterly Essay: Last Drinks (Issue 30, 2008), Toohey, Paul; et al.
14 Toohey, Paul; et al. Quarterly Essay: Last Drinks (Issue 30, 2008)
Melbourne, VIC, Australia Black Inc. 2008 1863952152 / 9781863952156 First Edition Softcover Very Good Not Applicable 8vo - over 7" - 9" tall 
Softcover, first edition, 232gms, 141 pages, issue 30. The Quarterly Essay presents significant contributions to the general debate in Australia. Each issue aims to represent the widest range of political, intellectual and cultural opinion. The feature essay in this issue is by Paul Toohey and is about The Impact of the Northern Territory Intervention. Book is in very good condition with minor general wear and tear, otherwise no other pre-loved markings. 
Price: 7.00 AUD
 
 
Wives, Mistresses & Matriarchs: Asian Women Today, Williams, Louise
15 Williams, Louise Wives, Mistresses & Matriarchs: Asian Women Today
London, England Phoenix Press/The Orion Publishing Group 2001 1842124536 / 9781842124536 Reprint Softcover Good Not Applicable 8vo - over 7" - 9" tall 
Softcover, reprint, 368gms, 302pgs. This is the untold story of the women of Asia. It is the true stories of prime ministers, factory labourers, business magnates, mistresses and prostitutes. It is a true story of extraordinary power and humiliating poverty in a region which is facing the most profound social changes the world has ever seen. Book is in good condition with mild general wear and tear and light page discolouration throughout, otherwise no other pre-loved markings. 
Price: 15.00 AUD
 
 
16 Williams, Louise Wives, Mistresses & Matriarchs: Asian Women Today
London, England Phoenix Press/The Orion Publishing Group 2001 1842124536 / 9781842124536 Reprint Softcover Good Not Applicable 8vo - over 7" - 9" tall 
Softcover, reprint, 368gms, 302pgs. This is the untold story of the women of Asia. It is the true stories of prime ministers, factory labourers, business magnates, mistresses and prostitutes. It is a true story of extraordinary power and humiliating poverty in a region which is facing the most profound social changes the world has ever seen. Book is in good condition with mild general wear and tear and light page discolouration throughout, otherwise no other pre-loved markings. 
Price: 15.00 AUD
 
 
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Black Chicks Talking, Purcell, Leah
Black Chicks Talking
Purcell, Leah
6.50 AUD


Fictional Woman, The, Moss, Tara
Fictional Woman, The
Moss, Tara
12.00 AUD


Crystal Bucket, The: Television Criticism From the Observer 1976-79, James, Clive
Crystal Bucket, The: Television Criticism From the Observer 1976-79
James, Clive
10.00 AUD


Short History of Stupid, A: The Decline of Reason and Why Public Debate Makes Us Want to Scream, Keane, Bernard; and Razer, Helen
Short History of Stupid, A: The Decline of Reason and Why Public Debate Makes Us Want to Scream
Keane, Bernard; and Razer, Helen
18.00 AUD


Wives, Mistresses & Matriarchs: Asian Women Today, Williams, Louise
Wives, Mistresses & Matriarchs: Asian Women Today
Williams, Louise
15.00 AUD


Challenge for Africa, The, Maathai, Wangari
Challenge for Africa, The
Maathai, Wangari
10.00 AUD


Branded: The Buying and Selling of Teenagers, Quart, Alissa
Branded: The Buying and Selling of Teenagers
Quart, Alissa
8.00 AUD


Trouble with Paradise, The: Griffith Review (#14), Schultz, Julianne (ed)
Trouble with Paradise, The: Griffith Review (#14)
Schultz, Julianne (ed)
10.00 AUD


 
 


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