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      AussieHomeschool Closing Down   11/14/2019

      All good things must come to an end and AussieHomeschool is no different. It is with much sadness yet even more necessity that this must be so.   As of Sunday evening, 17/11/2019 the Discussion Forums will close. The Classifieds, for now although not indeterminate, will continue as is.       Why is this happening now? In all honesty, it probably should have happened many years ago but I created this forum, which originally a homeschool classifieds forum for Aussies, about 20 years or so ago. I, along with others for whom I am gratefully indebted to, have spent many, many hours sweating, laughing, praying, crying, writing, apologising, pleading and speaking about this wonderful place. In this day and age of Social Media, along with our ages and therefore differernt stages of life, it is simply not viable in any way for it to continue. You may think differently and that's okay - you honestly have to have lived through some of the dramas and learning opportunities that we all have to truly appreciate why we have the standards that we do - they were borne out of necessity and not undertaken lightly. Much blood, sweat and tears have been spilt over this place. Even more friendships, learning, debate, love, prayer and great times have been had becuase of AussieHomeschool. No one could ever be more thankful for it than I.

      I understand you may feel frustration or even anger and for that I apologise, I feel you. But now it is YOUR time to go out and spread the word of home education and its benefits. Share YOUR story, tell those you know and don't know about homeschooling and what is has done for your family.   On behalf of John (my long suffering and patient husband), myself and the ENTIRE moderating team over the many years - I THANK YOU and WISH YOU ALL THE VERY BEST IN ALL YOUR ENDEAVOURS.   God Bless, Susan (HomeGrownKids /  AussieHomeschool)


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Global Art Activities, Projects, and Inventions from Around the World by MaryAnn F. Kohl and Jean Potter pb gc $3…An ideal way to start children on an exciting, creative adventure towards global understanding! The fun, easy-to-do art activities in Global Art use collage, painting, drawing, printing, construction and sculpture to help children appreciate people and cultures from all over the world. Each activity is explained in step-by-step detail an accompanied by geographic and cultural background to help you make the most of the teaching possibilities. MaryAnn Kohl's fantastic open-ended approach, while teaching about global art and cultures at the same time allows children to learn multiple art techniques for other subjects! Ages 9-12


Midnight is a Place by Joan Aiken pb ec FREE…


Fredrika’s Children by Anna Lisa Warnlof hb wdj gc 50c……Fredrika gets caught in the rain with her baby step-brother and several other young children who become attached to her for various unusual reasons. When she takes shelter with the children at her mother's home she decides to spend the summer looking after her new young charges. Assisted by her friend Martin, she turns out to be completely capable of handling the children, much more so, it appears, than their parents, to whom they dish out occasional advice. The story, includes anecdotes, adventures and the delightful care of the children by Fredrika….A joy to read! A mothers read, or/and high school girls!


Monkey’s Perfect by Nora Rock hb gc FREE…Mark and his sister Julie start their own archaeological dig near that of their aunt and uncle. Not only do they uncover a Roman mosaic but they also discover that at night they can travel back to Roman times. Ages 8-11


Whitey by Ernest Claes hb wdj gc 50c……‘Whitey’ by Ernest Claes is a picaresque novel about youthful escapades and growing up. Set in the village of Zichem in De Kempen, the Flemish region where both the author and his character were born, it is one of the prototypes of the immensely popular regional novel. The story of the hero’s childish pranks is a classic of Flemish literature. Ages 10-14


Six Days Between a Second by Marjory O’Dea hb wdj gc $2…The place is Canberra and, with the help of creatures such as unicorns, fabulous bees and, best of all, Burleigh the Gryphon, the Collard children must save the city from extinction.  Would you recognise a basilisk if you saw one?  And what would you do if you discovered that a tribe of them had come to live in your district, and was threatening to poison the water supply? Amazing read aloud. Ages 10+     https://www.morgansrarebooks.com/products/six-days-between-a-second-by-marjory-odea


The Year of the Currawong by Eleanor Spence hb wdj ec $4


Doctor with Wings by Allan Aldous hb wdj $3… A story of life in the Outback, written by an Australian. David Locke, arrives at Alice Springs from Scotland, expects the work of the Flying Doctor Service to be a series of dramatic rescues. The reality gives him a new respect both for the Service and for the ‘radio link’ which saves his life after his alarming adventures with Bert, a boy ‘on the run.’ The author knows the Outback well, he prefers cars to horses as a means of travel even when there are virtually no tracks. He has flown with the Flying Doctors from Alice Springs.


The Story of the World’s Greatest Paintings by Charlie Ayres hb NEW $18…This brilliantly produced art book will capture the imaginations and senses of your young students, giving them inspiration for plenty of art studies in the future! Twenty masterpieces are featured, and the accompanying notes look at how each was created, who it was made for, and what people have thought of it over the years.

Chronologically ordered, children will learn the lessons and stories behind the paintings; "Look at this" sections highlight specific details in the painting, "Why don't you" side boxes provide ideas for activities, while "Did you know?" questions point out interesting facts about the artist, time, or paintings.

Multiple paintings are shown, helping children to see how the artist used similar techniques or painted similar subjects. A chronology of the artists is provided in the back of the book.Excellent intro to art appreciation for ages 10-15


Seton Books all new series TAKE THE LOT FOR $10


Kindergarten Science Young Catholics ec


Science 1 for Young Catholics ec


Science 2 for Young Catholics ec… 


Science 4 for Young Catholics ec


Health 5 Young Catholics ec


The Catholic Faith Comes to the Americas ec


American History for Young Catholics 1 ec


Grandmother Oma by Ilse Kleberger hb wdj gc $1..… Grandmother Oma is a kid's dream... she roller skates, fights off mad bulls with her umbrella, and she knows that animals speak (with their ears and tails and noses!) . Looked down upon by her grownup son and other adults, she keeps her love of life, and retorts intelligently: " 'Greeks liked swinging- not only their children, but also their priests and priestesses who used swings at their religious ceremonies'. This silenced the schoolmaster..." A lesson for life... enjoy it and be yourself whatever your age. Don't grow old gracefully, grow old with pizzaz! Ages 7++


Grandmother Oma & the Green Caravan by else Kleberger hb wdj gc $1… sequel to grandma Oma…Ages 7++


Secrets in the Attic by Meg Braga pb gc 50c..…This is No. 1 of the Wendy and William books for children who are just beginning chapter books. when William and Wendy help to turn out the attic of their house, they find many interesting things; the goldfish bowl that makes William an ‘assernot’ is one of them, and it reminds Mummy of a story about the fish who lost his tail.  Ages 8+


Sir Walter Scott Ivanhoe hb gc 50c……Ivanhoe (1819) was the first of Scott's novels to adopt a purely English subject and was also his first attempt to combine history and romance, which later influenced Victorian medievalism. Set at the time of the Norman Conquest, Ivanhoe returns from the Crusades to claim his inheritance and the love of Rowena and becomes involved in the struggle between Richard Coeur de Lion and his Norman brother John. The gripping narrative is structured by a series of conflicts: Saxon versus Norman, Christian versus Jew, men versus women, played out against Scott's unflinching moral realism. Ages 12+


Diana takes a Chance by Catherine Christian hb wdj gc 50c……Diana Tremaine, living with her mother at their lovely home, Grey Ladies, is a spoiled young person. She has everything she wants, and takes it for granted. Then circumstances change; the old house has to be sold; her mother marries again and goes with her husband to Australia, leaving Diana for the time being in charge of a small half-brother and sister.Ages 12+


Clarence Takes a Vacation by Patricia Glauber pb gc …50c..…Brian and Sis are amazed. Their Dog Clarence has just looked at Me. Webster's Cookie box and said Quite Plainly, "Cookies"! Clarence has already saved a boy from a sand cave-in, and caught a huge, record-breaking fish. Now he's actually talking! What Next? Here is Clarence at his best--in a new fun-tastic, Cape Cod vacation adventure. Ages 7+


The New Golden Land Anthology edited by Judith Elkin pb gc 50c…A lively collection of traditional tales and more modern stories, many of them comical. Excellent! All ages.


The Quest for Freedom series ; The Making of European Civilisation Old World Heritage.. spiral bound 50c…


A Second Springtime by Gordon Cooper hb wdj gc $1…

Hester’s Summer by Gordon Cooper hb wdj gc $1


Small Boat Adventures edited by Michael Brown hb wdj gc 50c.…this is a rich collection, in which great classic writers of the sea-Conrad, Melville, Slocum-canbe found alongside such superb modern counterparts as C.S.Forester, Hilaire Belloc and jan de Hartog. There is a witty account of Jack London, John Kennedy’s courage, and a taste of one of the greatest spy stories in which Erskine Childers brilliantly exploits his knowledge of navigation. The book opens with Shackleton’s own account of his incredible voyage in an open boat, and closes on a note of high excitement as Hilaire Belloc tackles the hazards of Bardsey Race.Vivid illustrations add extra dimension to the stories and are based, wherever possible, on careful research. 


When Jays Fy to Barbmo Margaret Balderson hb wdj 50c….The German invasion of Norway in 1940 brings tragedy to the life of teen-aged Ingeborg and at the same time reveals the carefully guarded secret of her heritage.The story is narrated by 14 year old Ingeborg and set on a remote island off the coast of Norway during WW2. The part of the story, where Ingeborg spends the 'Dark Time' - the long winter alone following the death or capture of members of her family very harrowing indeed. Surviving war, finding one's identity and place in the world, loss, growing up - the themes are profound and universal. It's a beautiful book that doesn't deserve obscurity. Age 12+


The Getting With Wisdom by Henry Handel Richardson hb FREE…..Laura is sent to a private girls' school in Melbourne for her education. Her mother is adamant that this will happen even though they struggle financially. She believes it is the best way:"To a State school, I've always said it, my children shall never go - not if I have to beg the money to send them elsewhere."The Getting of Wisdom was published in 1910 and we still have this kind of conversation about private versus public education today.Certainly this will be a very fine school story, and an engaging and believable tale of one girl’s life at school. Ages 13++


The Three Brothers of Ur by J.G. Fyson hb wdj ec $1…This is a historical novel of Mesopotamia ca. 2000 B.C., namely the period of the Third Dynasty of Ur, which city is the situs of the novel. Fyson's book is pitched at the level of, say, a bright ten-year old, in language, tone, and narrative perspective (the main characters are children or teenagers), but it does not stint on historical facts, or use ancient Mesopotamia as merely a canvas for adventure and romance somewhere long ago and far away. A story of the three sons of Teresh, a wealthy merchant of 4000 years ago in the city of Ur, with most interest on the youngest son who often gets himself into mischief. Excellent historical fiction, with lots of educational description, good character development, and a multi-stranded plot. The characters and setting are made appealing for young readers. 

This book is an excellent resource for understanding what family life, education, clothing, travel, trade, and living arrangements might have been like during ancient times. These will be absolutely perfect additions to your homeschool curriculum when you ever cover the ancients great for Ages 11 +.


Baroola and Us by Audrey Oldfield hb wdj ec $1…Baroola is no ordinary place, at least as far as the McKillops are concerned.  Of course, if you took any family from Sydney and put them on a farm at Baroola they'd find it a bit strange at first, and the McKillops were no exception.  But who would have thought a pig could get sunburn? Still, when Dad decided to buy the farm and move the whole family to Baroola at least everyone was willing to learn.  Not that it was always easy.  But it was exciting, what with the kids at school, and the fair, and the animals.  Not to mention the flood.  It will be a long time before they forget that in Baroola.  in the end they did learn.  Not everything of course, but enough to know that they belonged in Baroola.’ All Ages.



Emerald Ballad Series

Song of The Silent Harp by B.J. Hoff #1..pb ec…..…The story of The Hunger, the Irish famine of the 1800's. The author has accomplished an amazing and detailed research of the famine in Ireland. The book is laden with the visual horrors of the famine, the hopelessness, the slow dying from starvation, the indifference of the landowners, and the entitled belief of some of the English that the Irish were simply of no account and less than human.The first in The Emerald Ballad series drops one right into the middle of the Kavenaugh family tragedy of starvation, love, hate, hopelessness, and an enduring though often broken faith. Ages 17-adult


Heart of the Lonely Exile by B.J. Hoff  #2 pb ec….From the small Irish town of Killala to the towering skyscrapers of New York, this series follows two Irish families, the Kavanghs and the Fitzgeralds, whether holding firm to their faith during Ireland's darkest days or trusting God with new lives in America. Ages 17-Adult


Land of a Thousand Dreams by B. J. Hoff #3 pb gc…Poet Morgan Fitzgerald establishes a school in famine-ravaged Ireland, while in America, his friends Michael and Nora encounter poverty, political corruption, and racial tension. This series is great. The bittersweet saga is full of Christian faith, love, and the idea of where home lies. The characters are fully drawn and are mostly likeable, and the plots are amazing. Adults


Sons of an Ancient Glory by B. J. Hoff  #4 pb gc…..Another great story by B.J. Hoff continuing the stories of three friends from Ireland, Nora Whittaker, Morgan Fitzgerald, and Michael Burke. While there was a lot of pain and poverty, there was also love and Heavenly riches to be had.  If you enjoy clean, historical romance with some strength, this is the book/series for you. 


Dawn of the Golden Promises by B. J. Hoff #5 pb gc…Hoff’s award-winning Emerald Ballad series continues as the sweeping Irish immigrant saga enters the turbulent and tragic 1850s. In a realistic portrait of famine-ravaged Ireland and pre-Civil War America, Morgan Fitzgerald, Evan Whittaker, Annie, Finola, the rebellious Tierney, and other characters from from previous books return to weave another inspiring, adventurous story.

Take all 5 books for $4….OR $1 each



The Children of the House by Brian Fairfax-Lucy and Philippa Pearce pb gc $1…Set before the first First World War, this book tells the story of Tom, Laura, Hugh, and Margaret, whose home is the great house, Charlecote, set in the Warwickshire countryside. Despite their privileged background, the children are not always happy - their parents are stern and Tom is sent away to boarding school. But when the holidays come, everything changes and the four of them have many adventures together in the vast grounds of the house. Ages 10+


Bertie and May by Bertha Stemm Norton and Andre Norton hb wdj ec $2….The autobiography of Bertie (Bertha Stemm Norton) and her sister May, who grew up in Ohio in the 1880’s.. Bertie (as in Bertha Stemm Norton) and May are the enormously companionable sisters that figure in this period story of life in the Ohio countryside and then in the Ohio town of Loudenville before the turn of the century. That they were real people is the something-special.their move from a mill-house (Pa ran the mill) to the overwhelmingly urbane town. This story is moving, in a nice, nostalgic way. Ages 9-12


The Young Life of Pope John Paul II by Claire Jordan Mohan pb ec $3..…Describes the young life of Karol Cardinal Wojtyla of Poland, focusing on his boyhood years. Also details the influences of politics, history, and religion that led to his great achievements. An introduction to the life of Pope John Paul II begins on October 16, 1978, the day he was chosen to be the new pope; it then turns to examine his childhood. Short, fictionalised chapters flash back to the major events of young Karol Wojtyla's life in Poland--his mother's death when he was nine years old, his older brother's death three years later, his experiences in Poland during World War II, and then his father's death. He is depicted as a fun-loving and talented boy whose faith remained strong even in hard times. This backward look ends with his decision to become a priest, and then the book returns to the pope's current work. Black-and-white drawings are interspersed throughout. Chronology; map of Poland; glossary; quotations; further reading. Ages 10-12


Twyfold Hall  or Rosa’s Christmas Party by Charles Bruce hb wdj FREE……a very well written story of the slums, giving a good picture of poor children without being too sordid. Little Rosa and her grandfather are terribly poor, but in spite of that , generous to other unfortunates. All ends happily for Rosa as she deserves….Ages 11-14


Stella and Her Uncle A Story for Girls by Mrs Herbert Martin hb ec FREE.….Can anything be imagined more dreary than a damp and foggy late afternoon in the end of October in London streets. So it begins. The story of a gifted musician who overcomes hardship. Ages 11-14


Billabong Riders  by Mary Grant Bruce hb  ec (1952 edition) $6..…The Billabong folk ride again - this time in wild country, droving cattle overland from the North. This is a story of good horses and dogs, their owners; and of a boy who found among them a new chance in life. 

This is one of a series of books set in the Australian bush, recounting the adventures of the Linton family living on a station called "Billabong". The saga stretches from 1910 to 1942, with the tumult of the period reflected in these incident-packed books. 


Southern Rainbow by Phyllis Piddington hb ec $6..….set between 1837 to 1840 in the first settlements of South Australia. from the moment the Popple Family land on the hot beach in South Australia, with their unsuitable clothes and piles of baggage, they find that a settler’s life is full of problems, surprises and adventures. It’s hard work, but never dull-especially for the children. Ages 8-12. (we loved this story, I think my mum has read it  aloud at least 4 times in the 26 years of our homeschool journey!


Five Honest Guineas by Ronald Rose hb wdj gc $1…


Carrie’s War by Nina Bawden hb wdj gc $1……During World War II, Carrie and her younger brother Nick are evacuated to Wales and billeted with the fierce old shopkeeper Mr Evans and his mousy sister, Louise.

Unhappy in their new home, they are delighted to have the chance to visit fellow evacuee Albert Sandwich at Druid's Bottom, the strange household of Hepzibah Green, who knows mythical stories, and Mister Johnny, who speaks a language all his own. But then Carrie makes a mistake, which has terrible, unforeseen consequences.

Inspired by Nina Bawden's own experiences of living as an evacuee in a Welsh mining valley as a child, Carrie's War is now considered a modern classic. Funny, sad and thought-provoking, it provides young readers with an insight into some of the complexities and ambiguities of the adult world, albeit with a heartwarming, happy ending. Ages 10-14


Lady With a Lamp The Story of Florence Nightingale by Cyril Davey hb wdj gc $3


On Winter’s Wind by Patricia Hermes hb wdj ec $1…It has been two years since anyone has heard from Genevieve's sea captain father. She has almost accepted the probability that he is lost at sea, while her mother and younger sister, Leila, hold on to the hope that he will return. The strain of waiting and worrying has made their mother heartbroken….she sits and stares toward the harbour hardly noticing what is going on around her. Genevieve realises that she is the only one capable of saving the family financially. She decides to find work, an unheard of proposition for a girl of her social status in the mid-1800s, and convinces the proprietor of the general store to hire her. There she accidentally meets an escaped slave and learns that the store is a stop on the underground railroad. Her morals are sorely tested as a fugitive slave can be turned in to the authorities for a lot of money. There are no surprises in this story. Genevieve keeps her family from starving and does not report the slave, the kind neighbours make needed repairs to the house, and her father is rescued. 

The novel is still engrossing. Hermes provides a lot of action in numerous subplots as she explores various facets of Genevieve's life. Her character is extremely well developed as readers see the brave front she puts on, as well as her private worries as life gets harder and more complicated. Leila, too, is artfully portrayed. Great for ages 10+


The Seekers by Eilis Dillon hb wdj ec $1..….Sixteen-year-old Edward sails with friends from England to the New World in 1632 and joins the colony founded by the Pilgrims at Plymouth, discovering the perils and hardships of colonial life. A smoothly written historical novel about teenagers who are among the first English settlers in the New World. Ages 10-14. 


The Nun’s Story by Katherine Hulme hb gc $1..…The lead character of the book, Sister Luke (pre-convent name Gabrielle Van Der Mal), finds her faith tested in Africa where she finds herself at odds with headstrong Dr. Fortunati, operator of a remote Congo hospital, with whom she gradually builds respect, and again during World War II, when she is ordered not to take sides. Ultimately, Sister Luke is forced to decide whether to remain in the convent or return to the outside world.

Gabrielle/Sister Luke is stretched between her desire to be faithful to the rule of her congregation and her desire to be a nurse. As a nun she must remove all vestiges of "Gabrielle Van Der Mal" and sublimate herself into the devoted bride of Christ. As a nun there is no room for her personal desires and aspirations. Ultimately, the conflict between her devotion to the Church and the nursing profession, juxtaposed with her passionate Belgian patriotism and her love of her father (killed by Nazi fighter planes while treating wounded) bring her to an impasse, which serves as the dénouement of the novel. 


Tom Brown’s Schooldays by Thomas Hughes hb wdj gc FREE……One of the classics of English children's literature, and one of the earliest books written specifically for boys, this novel's steady popularity has given it an influence well beyond the upper middle-class world that it describes. It tells a story central to an understanding of Victorian life, but its freshness helps to distinguish it from the narrow schoolboy adventures that it later inspired. Ages 10+


An Interactive Timeline of History Time Atlas by Robert Hegarty hb ec $3….….Excellent interactive timeline for the youngest history buff. Well made with board like pages, the information that is included from the beginning of time to the future is very thorough while at the same time easy for young readers to understand. Ages 11-14

Mysterious Places The Master Builders by Philip Wilkinson and Michael Pollard illustrated by Robert Ingpen hb wdh ec $2.…A guide to the world's ancient and enigmatic temples and monuments, which includes Machu Picchu in Peru and Stonehenge in England. It contains background details on how the sites were rediscovered, and location maps for each site. Excellent intro to archeology, for children. Includes Catal Huyuk, Stonehenge, Skara Brae, Troy, Biskupin, Copan, Chichen Itza, Pueblo Bonito, Tenochtitan, Machu Picchu. All ages


Juanita and Our Lady of the Angels by Elizabeth Loch pb *as new* $3..….Elizabeth Loch brings us the heartwarming and true story of Juanita, a simple Costa Rican Indian girl, and the mysterious "doll" which kept appearing on a rock near the forest stream. A wonderful story for both children and adults, this account of Costa Rica's national Madonna illustrates the great desire of the Mother of God to be near her children, regardless of their race or social position.


Illalong Children The Story of Banjo Paterson’s Childhood by A.B. (Bamjo) Paterson hb ec $4……..A.B. Paterson's childhood reminiscences, which were written in old age for his granddaughters. A delightful record of growing up in the Australian bush during the closing years of the nineteenth century. Ages 9-14



Jesus and His Times edited by Kaari Ward hb ec $1… Experience the everyday life in the bustling world that Jesus knew, and visit its holy places. Includes many colour illustrations throughout. 



Robert Louis Stevenson Finding Treasure Island by Angelica Shirley Carpenter & Jean Shirley hb wdj gc $2…


Peter and the Starcatchers by Dave Barry pb ec $3….

In an evocative and fast-paced adventure on the high seas and on a faraway island, an orphan boy named Peter and his mysterious new friend, Molly, overcome bands of pirates and thieves in their quest to keep a fantastical secret safe and save the world from evil. Best-selling authors Dave Barry and Ridley Pearson have turned back the clock to reveal the wonderful story that precedes J. M. Barrie’s beloved Peter Pan. Peter and the Starcatchers is brimming with richly developed characters, from the scary but somehow familiar Black Stache and ferocious Mister Grin to the sweet but sophisticated Molly and fearless Peter. Page after page of riveting adventures take readers of all ages on a voyage from a filthy, crime-ridden port in old England across the turbulent sea. Aboard the Neverland is a trunk that hold the “greatest treasure on earth” —but is it gold, jewels, or something far more mysterious and dangerous? 

Roiling waves and raging storms; skullduggery and pirate treachery provide the backdrop for battles at sea. Bone-crushing breakers eventually land our characters on Mollusk Island—where the action really heats up. 

This impossible-to-put-down tale leads readers on an unforgettable journey—fraught with danger yet filled with mystical and magical moments.This is a fantastic backstory to Peter Pan. Ages 10+


Cassell’s Thesaurus edited by Betty Kirkpatrick hb gc FREE


Be Brave in the Scared How I Learned to Trust God During the Most Difficult Days of My Life by Mary E. Lenaburg pb *NEW* $15….…As a parent, do you struggle with trusting God’s will for your life and for those you love? Are you tired and afraid? In Be Brave in the Scared, Catholic writer Mary Lenaburg shares how the overwhelming demands of caring for her severely disabled daughter ultimately taught her—and can teach you—that trusting in God and accepting his will can lead to profound joy, no matter what challenges you face. Be Brave in the Scared is an uplifting account of human frailty (and stubbornness) surrendered to faith. Lenaburg tells the heart-rending story of how caring for her severely disabled daughter affected her self-image, marriage, family life, and faith.

Although she initially struggled to accept God’s will and her own limitations, Lenaburg ultimately learned how to trust God. She found in that trust inexplicable joy, even during the most difficult days of her life. She writes boldly and authentically about challenges we all encounter, such as trials with control, blame, exhaustion, fear, and acceptance. Each chapter concludes with an invitation to write and a place for readers to express their thoughts and feelings. Lenaburg’s extraordinary story affirms that God’s redeeming love never fails and that He is there to help us through all of the challenges we encounter. This book is a beautiful reminder that God can use anything for His glory! Adults.


Farmer Giles of Ham & The Adventures of Tom Bombadil by J.R.R. Tolkien pb gc $3…….Farmer Giles of Ham did not look like a hero. He was fat and red bearded and enjoyed a slow, comfortable life. Then one day a rather deaf and short-sighted giant blundered on to his land. More by luck than skill, Farmer Giles managed to scare him away. The people of the village cheered: Farmer Giles was a hero! His reputation spread far and wide across the kingdom. So it was natural that when the dragon Chrysophylax visited the area it was Farmer Giles who was expected to do battle with it! 

The Adventures of Tom Bombadil consists of 16 poems, three of which are about Tom Bombadil himself, one about a hobbit and a troll, two about the Man in the Moon, six which represent simply "adventures," and four which are in the nature of a bestiary. There is a wealth of good storytelling and myth making here. For those who love The Lord of the Rings, there are hobbits in the Shire, elves sailing west, and enough familiar places to give one the feel of Middle Earth as the setting.


John Lang & The Forger’s Wife A True Tale go Early Australia by Nancy Keesing hb wdj ec $4….….An interesting social history of Australia's earliest times of European settlement. 


The Wings of Courage stories Old and New by George Sand hb vintage cover circa1873 gc $1


Standing Lions by Mary Ray pb gc $4.….Traces the training of the seventeen-year-old warrior-king, Diomedes of the house of Argos, in preclassical Greece ten years prior to the Trojan War.Ages 10+


Tales from Many Lands by Stella Mead hb wdj gc $1...


My New Found Land A Novel by Dean Brelis hb wdj ec $1…Demo is part of a Greek community where his father is a shoemaker, and church super. Many of the moral fables that make up the book are warm, real, and pleasantly full of the colour, personalities, and an exotic and proud foreign community. An appealing and interesting book. Ages 11+


The Mystery of Moma Island by Paul Budee hb wdj ec $4..…https://www.ebay.ie/itm/THE-MYSTERY-OF-MOMA-ISLAND-PAUL-BUDDEE-1969-1st-EDITION-HARDBACK-DUST-JACKET-/362590737849


Mandala Trail A Tale of Early Days in Nyasaland  by Wilfrid Robertson hb wdj ec $2..…this story of lively action and adventure is based upon real events, and Wilfrid Robertson, who writes very largely from his own experience of the country, has evoked once more a vivid picture of the life of early settlers in the African bush. Ages 12+


The Wreckers of Sable Island by J. Macdonald Oxley hb vintage cover circa 1927 gc $2…A voyage across the Atlantic Ocean in the year 1799 was not the every-day affair that it has come to be at the present time. There were no "ocean greyhounds" then. The passage was a long and trying one in the clumsy craft of those days, and people looked upon it as a more serious affair than they now do on a tour round the world.

In the year 1799 few people thought of travelling for mere pleasure. North, south, east, and west, the men went on missions of discovery, of conquest, or of commerce; but the women and children abode at home, save, of course, when they ventured out to seek new homes in that new world which was drawing so many to its shores.

It was therefore not to be wondered at that the notion of Eric Copeland going out to his father in far-away Nova Scotia should form the subject of more than one family council at Oakdene Manor, the beautiful country seat of the Copeland family, situated in one of the prettiest parts of Warwickshire. Ages 12+


Sixpenny Holiday by M. E. Mathews hb wdj gc $2..….On the second day of a camping-cycling holiday, circumstances cause Jonty to leave his companions, and when the story begins he is on the road with only sixpence in his pocket


Edvard Grieg Boy of the Northland by Sybil Deucher hb wdj *as new* 1st edition $12..……A story of Edvard Grieg, the famous composer of classical music - his boyhood in his native country and the ensuing years of composing. Wonderful children's book….Sybil Deucher has captured the fine spirit of the boy and man in this simple, straight-forward story of his life told for children. Into it she has woven parts of his best known and best loved music. 


MISS READ BOOKS :These books are delightful to read whenever you need a break from the hectic pace of life.The stories are soothing and charming. Reading these is like being with a much-loved familiar friend. TAKE THE LOT FOR $7 or individual prices.


Village School & Village Diary by Miss Read Two Great Novels in pb ec $3…..The first novel in the beloved Fairacre series, Village School introduces the remarkable schoolmistress Miss Read and her loveable group of children, who, with a mixture of skinned knees and smiles, are just as likely to lose themselves as their mittens. This is the English village of Fairacre: a handful of thatch-roofed cottages, a church, the school, the promise of fair weather, friendly faces, and good cheer -- at least most of the time. Here everyone knows everyone else's business, and the villagers like each other anyway (even Miss Pringle, the irascible, gloomy cleaner of Fairacre School). With a wise heart and a discerning eye, Miss Read guides us through one crisp, glistening autumn in her village and introduces us to a cast of unforgettable characters and a world of drama, romance, and humour, all within a stone's throw of the school. By the time winter comes, you'll be nestled snugly into the warmth and wit of Fairacre and won't want to leave. 

The enchanting follow-up to Village School, Miss Read's beloved first novel, Village Diary once again transports us to the picturesque English village of Fairacre. Each chapter describes a month in the life of the village school’s headmistress, Miss Read. As the villagers prepare for their country pageant, Fairacre welcomes many newcomers, such as the headstrong Amy, Mr. Mawne (whom the villagers would like to see the reluctant Miss Read marry), and the earnest new infants' teacher, Miss Jackson. 


Battles at Thrush Green & Return to Thrush Green by Miss Read Two Great Novels in pb  ec $3.…Feelings are running high in the Cotswold village of Thrush Green. The rector’s plan for the neglected churchyard doesn’t meet with universal approval; there is a clash of personalities at the local school; and someone has returned to the village after an absence of fifty years.

Miss Read's eye for the subtle movements of character, behaviour and personality make her books an absolute sanctuary! If you need to find a place other than the world you are inhabiting...go to Thrush Green and be revived.

Miss Read's delightful chronicles of life in Thrush Green continue with RETURN TO THRUSH GREEN. It's spring again in the village, and with the change of the seasons comes change in the lives of many villagers. Another lovely visit to Thrush Green. These are such quiet, cozy reads. Every book reacquaints you with old friends, while welcoming new ones into your heart. 

With life's changes and challenges, several characters return to Thrush Green. Parents return home to the place of their youth. Young families settle. Old friends find new homes. There is always a happy ending for our most beloved friends.


Storm in the Village & Tyler’s Row by Miss Read Two Great Novels in pb ec $3……Trouble brews in the tiny country village of Fairacre when it is discovered that Farmer Miller’s Hundred Acre Field is slated for real estate development. Alarming rumours are circulating, among them the fear that the village school may close. The endearing schoolmistress Miss Read brings her inimitable blend of affection and clear-sighted candour to this report, in which a young girl finds her first love, an older woman accepts a new role in life, and the impassioned battle to save the village from being engulfed is at the forefront of every villager’s mind. 

Miss Read, whose real name is Dora Jessie Saint, has been producing these delightful novels of English village life since 1956.Peter Hale, a teacher from Caxley, and his wife, Diana, buy a charming row of four dilapidated cottages in Fairacre and begin converting them into a retirement dream house. Conversion is constantly interrupted by the lively feud between current tenants of Tyler's Row. As with all Miss Read books this is a relaxing story with only a few mild episodes that are at all stress provoking. Just takes of rural village life. Pleasant. Sweet. Beautiful images of gardens and the countryside. 


The Year at Thrush Green by Miss Read pb gc $2…Miss Read leads us through the seasons at Thrush Green, the Cotswold village already beloved by her thousands of readers. As the snows of January yield to snowdrops and then daffodils, we look in on a host of characters - whimsical, eccentric, always delightfully recognisable - and their daily affairs. Dotty Harmer serves up an herbal brew to her neighbour Albert Piggott, who has a soft spot for her behind his crusty facade. Architect Edward Young overhears a rumour that the old people's home he designed may be a bit cramped. An American stranger arrives in search of family ties. And at the Fuchsia Restaurant, Albert's wife Nellie finds herself in charge when old Mrs. Peters falls ill, and soon she receives two surprising gifts with implications for her past and her future. As summer unfolds, so do the dramas of village life. By year's end, these stories are satisfyingly interlocked, capturing a bygone era with wit and charm.


A Peaceful Retirement by Miss Read pb gc $2..….Fairacre’s retired schoolmistress was looking forward to a peaceful retirement. But from the start, Miss Read receives plenty of advice on how to spend it. She has the opportunity to become a secretary, treasurer, librarian, babysitter and even a regular for local radio! Add a trip to Florence and offers of marriage, and it seems that her peaceful retirement has vanished.


Early Days A Childhood Memoir by Miss Read (includes A Fortunate Grandchild and Time Remembered  pb ec $3


The World of Thrush Green by Miss Read and illustrated by John S. Goodall pb gc $3


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Are the following still available and how much would it cost for postage to 2756?


Global Art

Tom Brown's Schooldays


Many thanks,


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I’m sorry Mrs Mignon,

all the titles on this list have sold!

i am about to delete the post.

i hope I haven’t caused any inconvenience,

God bless you


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