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              Trim, The Cartographer's Cat: The Ship's Cat Who Helped Flinders Map Australia
               

              Trim, The Cartographer's Cat: The Ship's Cat Who Helped Flinders Map Australia (Hardback)

              By Flinders, Matthew; Dooley, Gillian; Sandall, Philippa

              • RRP: $24.99
              • $19.99
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              Not many ships' cats have even one memorial statue, let alone six. But Trim does, including one outside Euston Station in London, proudly unveiled by Prince William on the bicentenary of Matthew Flinders's death - 19 July 2014. Trim was the ship's cat who accompanied Matthew Flin...ders on his voyages to circumnavigate and map the coastline of Australia from 1801 to 1803. He lived quite the adventurous life. As a small kitten he fell overboard while at sea but managed to swim back to the vessel and climb back on board by scaling a rope. This cemented his position as Flinders's beloved companion, and together they survived a Pacific voyage, the circumnavigation of Australia and a shipwreck. When Flinders was imprisoned by the French in Mauritius in 1803 Trim shared his captivity until one day he mysteriously disappeared - which heartbreakingly Flinders attributed to his being stolen and eaten by a hungry slave. Trim, The Cartographer's Cat is an ode to this much-loved ship's cat, which will warm the heart of any cat lover. The first part of the book reproduces Flinders' own whimsical tribute to Trim, written while in captivity in the early 1800s, with added `friendly footnotes' to provide some background to Flinders's numerous literary allusions and nautical terms. Next the book discusses where Flinders was when he wrote his tribute and why, and what his letters and journals from that time tell us about his `sporting, affectionate and useful companion'. Finally, we learn what Trim's views on all of this might have been, in a fun and fanciful observation on his premature epitaph. Accompanying all of this are beautiful maps, historical photographs, quirky original illustrations by illustrator Ad Long and excerpts from Flinders' original script, showing his beautiful handwriting. This book will make a unique and treasured gift for Flinders fans, Trim fans and cat lovers around the world.
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              ISBN 9781472967220
              Released AU 15 Oct 2019
              Publisher Bloomsbury Publishing PLC
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              The First Wave: Exploring early coastal contact history in Australia
               

              The First Wave: Exploring early coastal contact history in Australia (Paperback)

              Edited by Dooley, Gillian; Clode, Danielle

              • RRP: $49.99
              • $49.99
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              The European maritime explorers who first visited the bays and beaches of Australia brought with them diverse assumptions about the inhabitants of the country, most of them based on sketchy or non-existent knowledge, contemporary theories like the idea of the noble savage, and an... automatic belief in the superiority of European civilisation.
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              ISBN 9781743056158
              Published AU 7 Jun 2019
              Publisher Wakefield Press
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              From a Tiny Corner in the House of Fiction: Conversations with Iris Murdoch
                

              From a Tiny Corner in the House of Fiction: Conversations with Iris Murdoch (Hardback, New title)

              Edited by Dooley, Gillian

              • Imp. $115.50
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              This volume gathers 23 interviews with the British novelist and philosopher Dame Iris Murdoch (1919-1999) by some of the last half-century's foremost critics, academics and journalists. Gillian Dooley introduces the collection with an analysis of Murdoch's work.

              ISBN 9781570034992
              Released AU 4 Apr 2003
              Publisher Inbooks
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              V.S. Naipaul, Man and Writer
                

              V.S. Naipaul, Man and Writer (Hardback, Annotated edition)

              By Dooley, Gillian

              • Imp. $131.99
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              Offering a survey of the life and work of the 2001 Nobel Laureate for Literature, V S Naipaul, this book introduces the readers to the writer widely viewed as a curmudgeonly novelist. It assesses each of Naipaul's major publications in light of his stated intentions, and traces t...he development of his writing style over a forty-year career.
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              ISBN 9781570035876
              Released AU 30 Jul 2006
              Publisher Inbooks
              Interest Age 19+ years
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              Trim, The Cartographer's Cat: The ship's cat who helped Flinders map Australia
               

              Trim, The Cartographer's Cat: The ship's cat who helped Flinders map Australia (EPUB ebook)

              By Flinders, Matthew; Dooley, Gillian; Sandall, Philippa

              Not many ships' cats have even one memorial statue, let alone six. But Trim does, including one outside Euston Station in London, proudly unveiled by Prince William on the bicentenary of Matthew Flinders's death - 19 July 2014. Trim was the ship's cat who accompanied Matthew Flin...ders on his voyages to circumnavigate and map the coastline of Australia from 1801 to 1803. He lived quite the adventurous life. As a small kitten he fell overboard while at sea but managed to swim back to the vessel and climb back on board by scaling a rope. This cemented his position as Flinders's beloved companion, and together they survived a Pacific voyage, the circumnavigation of Australia and a shipwreck. When Flinders was imprisoned by the French in Mauritius in 1803 Trim shared his captivity until one day he mysteriously disappeared - which heartbreakingly Flinders attributed to his being stolen and eaten by a hungry slave. Trim, The Cartographer's Cat is an ode to this much-loved ship's cat, which will warm the heart of any cat lover. The first part of the book reproduces Flinders' own whimsical tribute to Trim, written while in captivity in the early 1800s, with added 'friendly footnotes' to provide some background to Flinders's numerous literary allusions and nautical terms. Next the book discusses where Flinders was when he wrote his tribute and why, and what his letters and journals from that time tell us about his 'sporting, affectionate and useful companion'. Finally, we learn what Trim's views on all of this might have been, in a fun and fanciful observation on his premature epitaph. Accompanying all of this are beautiful maps, historical photographs, quirky original illustrations by illustrator Ad Long and excerpts from Flinders' original script, showing his beautiful handwriting. This book will make a unique and treasured gift for Flinders fans, Trim fans and cat lovers around the world.
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              ISBN 9781472967206
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              Released AU 17 Oct 2019
              Publisher Bloomsbury Publishing PLC
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              Never Mind about the Bourgeoisie: The Correspondence between Iris Murdoch and Brian Medlin 1976-1995
               

              Never Mind about the Bourgeoisie: The Correspondence between Iris Murdoch and Brian Medlin 1976-1995 (PDF ebook – New ed.)

              Revised by Dooley, Gillian; Nerlich, Professor of Philosophy Graham

              Brian Medlin met the novelist Iris Murdoch at Oxford in 1961 when he joined New College as a Research Fellow, and they remained friends for the remainder of her life, though after he left Oxford they only met once again. This correspondence published here covers a period of more ...than twenty years. In his letters, Medlin regaled Murdoch with Australian jokes, travel stories and anecdotes, and answered her many questions about Australian flora and fauna, and the Australian vernacular. She in t...
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              ISBN 9781443857659
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              Released AU 17 Mar 2014
              Publisher Cambridge Scholars Publishing
              Interest Age 19+ years
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              J.M. Coetzee and the Power of Narrative
                

              J.M. Coetzee and the Power of Narrative (Hardback)

              By Dooley, Gillian

              • RRP: $310.99
              • $310.99
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              This book is a consideration of various themes and techniques ranging across famous South African writer J. M. Coetzee's whole oeuvre. It aims to discover the how rather than what or why : where does Coetzee's work derive its power? A discussion of themes, influences, and allegor...ical meanings tends to bleach out the experience of reading; and this experience is surely the only reason for choosing Coetzee's narratives over anyone else's. It examines the type of resistance to be found in his work, a resistance which seems to have little basis in a political belief or a rational philosophy of justice. The book also traces the effects of Coetzee's choice of point of view in each of his books--how it interacts with questions of complicity and impressions of realism, as well as how it relates to the subject matter and characters he is dealing with in each case. It is also an exploration of the place of the comic arts in Coetzee's work. This is a subject which has routinely been dismissed by critics who have failed to discern any humor in the novels. The contention is that a sense of the ridiculous and absurd is implicit in much of Coetzee's narrative prose and can be seen in the underlying structure of all his books. This study delves into his use of language and languages: the choice of tenses, the surprising flights of imagery to be found amidst the taut elegance of his narrative style; and also the multilingual sensibilities he shares with many of his characters, not excluding the non-verbal language of music.
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              ISBN 9781604976731
              Released AU 28 Feb 2010
              Publisher Cambria Press
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              Reading Iris Murdoch's Metaphysics as a Guide to Morals
                

              Reading Iris Murdoch's Metaphysics as a Guide to Morals (Hardback, 1st ed. 2019)

              Edited by Hamalainen, Nora; Dooley, Gillian

              • Imp. $360.50
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              Metaphysics as a Guide to Morals was Iris Murdoch's major philosophical testament and a highly original and ambitious attempt to talk about our time. Yet in the scholarship on her philosophical work thus far it has often been left in the shade of her earlier work. This volume bri...ngs together 16 scholars who offer accessible readings of chapters and themes in the book, connecting them to Murdoch's larger oeuvre, as well as to central themes in 20th century and contemporary thought. The essays bring forth the strength, originality, and continuing relevance of Murdoch's late thought, addressing, among other matters, her thinking about the Good, the role and nature of metaphysics in the contemporary world, the roles of art in human understanding, questions of unity and plurality in thinking, the possibilities of spiritual life without God, and questions of style and sensibility in intellectual work.
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              ISBN 9783030189662
              Released AU 19 Aug 2019
              Publisher Springer Nature Switzerland AG
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              V. S. Naipaul, Man and Writer
               

              V. S. Naipaul, Man and Writer (EPUB ebook)

              By Dooley, Gillian

              An introduction to the uncompromising artistic vision of the internationally acclaimed writer

              ISBN 9781611178869
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              Language en
              Released AU 1 Feb 2017
              Publisher University of South Carolina P
              Interest Age 19+ years
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