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              The Wreck of the Batavia and Prosper
               

              The Wreck of the Batavia and Prosper (Trade Paperback / Paperback, Australian ed.)

              By Leys, Simon

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              In 1629, the ship Batavia was wrecked on the edge of a coral archipelago. Most people on board escaped, only to become victims of a psychopath who organised a methodical massacre of this hapless community. Leys travelled to the site, and learned that the island was habitable, thu...s, the massacre appears all the more aberrant.
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              ISBN 9781863953269
              Published AU 27 Sep 2010
              Publisher Black Inc
              Interest Age 13+ years
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              Prosper: A Voyage at Sea: Short Black 8
               

              Prosper: A Voyage at Sea: Short Black 8 (Paperback)

              By Leys, Simon

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              'A big liner, brightly lit, passes us one or two cable-lengths ahead. 'Ow! They are guzzling champagne but cannot see what's in front of them!' grumbles Etienne, who has the helm and puts Prosper back on course. Our wooden boat, which one long wave can carry, is a mere cork in th...e wake of that ship, which crushes three dozen such waves under her uncaring steel plates. How many hundreds of men does she carry? Up there, people laugh, play, dream, eat and sleep ...while we, a few feet above the water, surrounded by dancing lights, keep watch till dawn.' One summer, Simon Leys joined the crew of a tuna-fishing boat in Brittany, one of the last boats working under sail. In this exceptionally beautiful and elegiac essay, he evokes the traditions, hardships and dangers of the oldest and finest form of seamanship.
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              ISBN 9781863957700
              Published AU 23 Sep 2015
              Publisher Black Inc
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              Other People's Thoughts

              Other People's Thoughts (Trade Paperback / Paperback, New title)

              By Leys, Simon

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              Most people are other people , Oscar Wilde remarked, their thoughts are someone else's opinions, their life a mimicry, their passions a quotation ... Other People's Thoughts is a wonderfully entertaining collection of quotations. Simon Leys collects jokes and insights from great ...artists and thinkers, revealing a unique sensibility. Topics include adventure, youth, sex, time, toads, wine, epitaphs and friendship. A perfect gift book, it ranges across cultures and times to provoke and entertain.
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              ISBN 9781863954150
              Published AU 1 Oct 2007
              Publisher Black Inc
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              With Stendhal

              With Stendhal (Paperback)

              By Leys, Simon

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              This is a delightful portrait of the 19th century French novelist Henri Beyle, better known to us as Stendhal. Two linked texts, introduced, annotated and translated into English for the first time by Leys illuminate the life and mind of the great writer.

              ISBN 9781863954792
              Published AU 31 May 2010
              Publisher Black Inc
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              The Two Acrobats

              The Two Acrobats (Hardback)

              By Ryckmans, Jeanne; Ryckmans, Pierre; Illustrated by Leys, Simon

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              Frederick & Basil were the best of friends ...From father and daughter team Pierre & Jeanne Ryckmans, Piccolo Nero presents The Two Acrobats. This is a charming, tightrope-walking tale for people big and small, in which we encounter friendship, the circus and the President of Fra...nce. Poor Basil, he really shouldn't have eaten those snails ...'An enchanting tale from a gorgeous - and heartwarming - collaboration, as daughter and father weave magic together. ' - Jackie French, Children's Laureate 'A little story of immense charm that will cause gurglings of delight.' - Theodore Dalrymple 'When one of the world's greatest writers devoted some leisure time to illustrating a children's book written by his daughter, they came up with a masterpiece.' - Bill Leak 'Lions, elephants, bears and a snail - applause for a very tall story!' - Murray Bail
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              ISBN 9781863957892
              Published AU 18 Nov 2015
              Publisher Black Inc
              Interest Age Children
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              The Hall of Uselessness: Collected Essays
               

              The Hall of Uselessness: Collected Essays (Trade Paperback / Paperback)

              By Leys, Simon

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              A new paperback edition of this essential collection of essays from an eminent critic. Simon Leys' cultural and political commentary has spanned four decades, with no corner of the arts escaping his sharp eye and acerbic wit.

              ISBN 9781863955850
              Published AU 21 Nov 2012
              Publisher Black Inc
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              An Educated Man is Not a Pot: Writings on the University

              An Educated Man is Not a Pot: Writings on the University (Paperback)

              By Leys, Simon

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              ISBN 9781863959025
              Published AU 30 Jan 2017
              Publisher Black Inc
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              The Wreck of the Batavia and Prosper
                

              The Wreck of the Batavia and Prosper (Hardback, Australian ed.)

              By Leys, Simon

              In 1629, the ship Batavia, pride of the Dutch East India Company, was wrecked on the edge of a coral archipelago, some 50 miles from the western coast of the Australian continent. The author tells of how the survivors became victims of a visionary psychopath, who organised a meth...odical massacre of this hapless community.
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              ISBN 9781863951500
              Published AU 1 Nov 2005
              Publisher Black Inc
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              On The Abolition Of All Polictical
               

              On The Abolition Of All Polictical (Trade Paperback / Paperback, Main)

              By Weil, Simone; Introduction by Leys, Simon; Contributions by Milosz, Czeslaw

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              Simone Weil is one of the most intransigent and taxing of spiritual masters, always willing to push her thinking-and us-one step beyond the apparently reasonable in pursuit of the one truth, the one good.

              ISBN 9781590177815
              Released AU 15 Oct 2014
              Publisher Misc - United Book Distributor
              Interest Age General Audience
              Series NYRB Classics
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              The Analects of Confucius
               

              The Analects of Confucius (Paperback, New edition)

              By Confucius; Translated by Leys, Simon

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              A translation of the Analects of Confucius, this text aims to bring to life the scholar whose ideals became the official credo of the great empire of China. It reveals a man who lived by the ideals he advocated, and contextualizes his philosophy with the great thinkers of the Wes...tern tradition.
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              ISBN 9780393316995
              Released AU 17 Oct 1997
              Publisher WW Norton & Co
              Interest Age 19+ years
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