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  • Eucalyptus
    Eucalyptus (English, Paperback) Murray Bail

    In a touching modern fairy tale, a farmer in Australia's New South Wales announces that his daughter may only wed the man who can correctly name the species of each and every eucalyptus tree on his property, a decision that is complicated when Ellen chances upon a mysterious young man. Reprint. 10,000 first printing.

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  • Eucalyptus
    Eucalyptus (English, Paperback) Murray Bail

    On a property in New South Wales, a man named Holland lives with his daughter Ellen. As years pass and Ellen grows into a beautiful young woman, her father announces his decision: she will marry the first man who can name all the species of the eucalypt, down to the last tree.

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  • The Voyage
    The Voyage (Paperback) Murray Bail

    Frank Delage, a middle-aged Australian on the make, arrives in Vienna with the most daring of propositions. But when the sheer audacity of his campaign dawns on him, Delage beats a retreat to the southern hemisphere...

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  • The Pages
    The Pages (Paperback) Murray Bail

    On a family sheep station in the interior of Australia, a brother and sister work the property while their reclusive brother, Wesley Antill, spends years toiling away in one of the sheds, writing a philosophy. Erica, a philosopher, is sent from Sydney to appraise his work.

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  • Eucalyptus (English, CD-Audio) Murray Bail

    On a country property a man named Holland lives with his daughter Ellen. Over the years, as she grows into a beautiful young woman, he plants hundreds of different gum trees on his land. When Ellen is nineteen her father announces his decision: she will marry the man who can name all the species of eucalypt, down to the last tree. Suitors emerge from all corners, including the formidable,...

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  • Voyage
    Voyage (English, Paperback) Murray Bail

    Murray Bail is best known for his internationally best-selling novel Eucalyptus, a New York Times Book Review Notable Book of the Year and winner of the 1999 Miles Franklin Award. The New York Times Book Review wrote that Bail's writing "exhibit(s) a surfeit of imagination, skill and style... (they contain) stories within stories, of enigmatic characters and sly questions with many possible...

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  • Holden's Performance
    Holden's Performance (Paperback) Murray Bail

    Shadbolt, Holden.Holden's Performance is the sprawling life story of Holden Shadbold: a hilarious all-Australian trajectory from car maniac to cinema bouncer to Prime Ministerial bodyguard. Guileless and matter of fact, Holden is fated to follow the flamboyant people around him- ex-Corporal McBee, who zealously woos Holden's mother;

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  • Camouflage
    Camouflage (Hardback) Murray Bail

    In Bail's terse, honest language, "Camouflage" describes the lives of three paralysed observers, all at different ages - youth, maturity, age - and all forever looking on as life slips away.

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  • Camouflage And Other Stories
    Camouflage And Other Stories (Paperback) Murray Bail

    Superb and surprising new fiction is found in this major new collection from the Australian master. 'The Seduction of My Sister' tells of the increasingly bizarre events involving a boy and his sister when a new family moves in across the street. Each of his stories creates a strange and fascinating new world, and none of them is easily forgotten.

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  • Holden's Performance
    Holden's Performance (English, Paperback) Murray Bail

    An innocent young Holden Shadbolt's photographic memory makes him a sought-after asset by men of power and women seeking his protection, from a scrap dealer who woos Holden's mother to a physically challenged artist whose style sharply contrasts Holden's own. Original.

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  • Voyage
    Voyage (English, Hardback) Murray Bail

    Murray Bail is best known for his internationally best-selling novel Eucalyptus, a New York Times Book Review Notable Book of the Year and winner of the 1999 Miles Franklin Award. The New York Times Book Review wrote that Bail's writing "exhibit(s) a surfeit of imagination, skill and style... (they contain) stories within stories, of enigmatic characters and sly questions with many possible...

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  • Notebooks
    Notebooks (Hardback) Murray Bail

    A work based on recorded stories and conversations, aphorisms and Bail's thoughts on art, literature and landscape.

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  • Fairweather
    Fairweather (Hardback) Murray Bail

    Scottish-born artist Ian Fairweather (1891-1974) is a giant amongst Australian painters. He is revered by fellow artists. Fairweather's life was as unusual as his art, a solitary life of hardship and adventure, finally devoted to art. This title presents an account of the life and art of this great painter.

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  • The Pages
    The Pages (English, Paperback) Murray Bail

    A life-changing experience awaits philosopher Erica Hazlehurst and her psychoanalyst friend Sophie when they travel to a remote sheep ranch to evaluate the unpublished life's work of Wesley Antill, a recently deceased amateur philosopher.

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  • Homesickness
    Homesickness (English, Paperback) Murray Bail

    Thirteen men and women on a world tour, a package of pool-sides, museums, hotels and shops. But no matter where they go - Africa, England, South America, New York or Russia - they find nothing as they expected. Challenged by unexpected propositions, the tourists find themselves repelled.

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  • The Voyage
    The Voyage (Hardback) Murray Bail

    Frank Delage, a middle-aged Australian on the make, arrives in Vienna with the most daring of propositions. But when the sheer audacity of his campaign dawns on him, Delage beats a retreat to the southern hemisphere...

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  • Camouflage And Other Stories
    Camouflage And Other Stories (Paperback) Murray Bail

    Superb and surprising new fiction is found in this major new collection from the Australian master. 'The Seduction of My Sister' tells of the increasingly bizarre events involving a boy and his sister when a new family moves in across the street. Each of his stories creates a strange and fascinating new world, and none of them is easily forgotten.

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