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An Artist in Italy

By: Armfield, Maxwell

Price: £18.00

Publisher: UK., Methuen & Co Ltd: 1926

Edition: 1st Edition

Sellers ID: 03214

Condition: Good


This book is all about the authors experiences has he travels and paints his way through Italy. The text is accompanied by sixteen illustrations painted by the author. The boards and spine are dirty and stained and the text block is a little grubby, it is also has rough cut pages. PLEASE NOTE; International economy shipping is by sea and my take upto 90 days to arrive. View more info

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Prisoner of Japan: A Personal War Diary, Singapore, Siam & Burma 1941-1945

By: Atcherley, Sir Harold

Price: £12.00

Publisher: UK, Memoirs Publishing: 2012

Edition: 1st Edition

Sellers ID: 03469

ISBN: 1909304530

Condition: Very Good


Harold Atcherly was fortunate enough to be one of the survivors. throughout his time as a prisoner from the fall of Singapore in 1942 until 1945 , he kept a diary, which he was able to bring home with him. This book is based on that diary, along with other diaries and official documents. The soft covers show light shelf wear. View more info

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Life on Air: Memoirs of a Broadcaster

By: Attenborough, David

Price: £13.55

Publisher: UK, Domino Books Ltd: 2002

Edition: 1st Edition

Sellers ID: 02147

ISBN: 0563534613

Condition: Very Good


Amused and amusing, the working memoirs of one of the most influential, admired and best - liked figures in English television. When 26, he applied for a job in the BBC - which then meant radio - and was promptly turned down. But someone saw his rejected application and asked, would he like to try television? He would and 50 years later he is still at it. Elegantly told, often funny, here is his story. The D/W as been priced clipped. View more info

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Bradley (Great Generals).

By: Axelrod, Alan

Price: £13.55

Publisher: U.S.A., Palgrave Macmillan: 2008

Edition: 1st Edition

Sellers ID: 02666

ISBN: 0230600182

Condition: Very Good


In this book, Alan Axelrod applies insight and skillful attention to detail to the life, strategy, and legacy of the general who remains the model for all commanders today. PLEASE NOTE: Economy shipping ( 2nd class ) to World zones 1 and 2 is by sea and will take between 60 and 90 days to arrive. View more info

Twin Tracks: The Autobiography

By: Bannister, Roger

Price: £13.55

Publisher: UK, The Robson Press: 2015

Edition: 1st Edition

Sellers ID: 03495

ISBN: 184954686X

Condition: Near Fine


In this frank memoir,Sir Roger Bannister tells the full story of the talent and dedication that made him not just one of the most celebrated athletes of the last century but also a distinguished doctor, neurologist and one of the nation's best-loved public figures. A good,clean tight copy. View more info

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Freyberg: Churchill's Salamander

By: Barber, Laurie; Tonkin-Covell, John

Price: £13.55

Publisher: Uk, Random House New Zealand Ltd: 1990

Edition: 1st Edition

Sellers ID: 02183*

ISBN: 1869410521

Condition: Very Good


Freyberg is a fascinating study of New Zealand's most famous general during his most consequential years 1941-1945. With the declassification of intelligence material, used particularly in Crete and Mareth, Freyberg's command capability can be seen in a new light. This book contradicts previous accounts that question Freyberg's competence and describe him as cautious. The Authors examine Freyberg's battle plans and explain why he deserved to be ... View more info

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The Pastons : A Family in the Wars of the Roses

By: Barber, Richard. ( Editor)

Price: £11.30

Publisher: UK., Folio Society: 2001

Edition: 3rd Edition

Sellers ID: 02899

Condition: Very Good


This book is about the letters and communications of the Paston Family during the period of the War of the Roses . This book does not have a slipcase. There is a little wear to the base of the boards. View more info

James Dean Shooting Star

By: Barney Hoskyns

Price: £16.50

Publisher: UK, Bloomsbury Publishing PLC: 1989

Edition: 1st Edition

Sellers ID: 03845

ISBN: 0747504911

Condition: Near Fine


James Dean's short life- and tragic death- and his three film career have made a seemingly disproportionate impact on the cinema going public. In this original reassessment of Dean's life and career, Barney Hoskyns succeeds in explaining just why the young actor has achieved the status of an icon and what it is that the image of Dean touches in so many. There is a small mark on the top edge of the front boards, and the D/W shows wear to its edges and has a small nic to i... View more info

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Reluctctant Pioneer the Life and Elizabeth Wordsworth

By: Battiscombe Georgina

Price: £13.55

Publisher: London, Constable and Co Ltd: 1978

Edition: First Edition

Sellers ID: 00364

ISBN: 0094612005

Condition: Very Good


Elizabeth Wordsworth deserves to be held in rememberance not only for her great achievments in the cause of women's education but also as a gifted,original and supremely entertaining personality.This is a First Ed hardback book in V/G condition, the D/W as some small nick's and is slightly rippled along the top but is still V/G. View more info

An Ordinary Soldier: Afghanistan: A Ferocious Enemy. A Bloody Conflict. One Man's Impossible Mission

By: Beattie, Doug

Price: £11.30

Publisher: UK., Simon & Schuster Ltd: 2008

Edition: 3rd Edition

Sellers ID: 02486

ISBN: 1847373763

Condition: Very Good


This is a thrilling, modern war story. Visceral yet intelligent. Action packed but also emotional. Beattie never shrinks from portraying the horrors of war and his role in them, but the maturity of voice and heartfelt honesty sets this book apart from other military memoirs. This book offers an insight into the mission in Afghanistan and , crucially, the relationship between British troops and the Afghans they serve alongside. It demands to be read. View more info

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Nell Gwyn

By: Beauclerk Charles

Price: £13.55

Publisher: New York, Atlantic Monthly Press: 2005

Edition: America First Edition.

Sellers ID: 00469

ISBN: 087113926X

Condition: Very Good


Nell Gywn tells the true- life Cinderella story of a common orange girl who rose from poverty to become one of the leading actresses of her day, and lifelong mistrss to the king. the d/w has a tear on the top corner and a smudge on the page edges.and usual rippling along the d/w edges. View more info

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The Mystery of Olga Chekhova

By: Beevor, Anthony

Price: £14.00

Publisher: UK, Viking: 2004

Edition: 1st Edition

Sellers ID: 03510

ISBN: 0670915203

Condition: Near Fine


This is the extraordinary tale of how one family survived the Russian revolution, the civil war, the rise of Hitler, the Stalinist terror and the Nazi invasion of the Soviet Union. The top corner of the black boards is bumped and the D/W shows some shelf wear. there is a spot on the fore edge of the text block. A good tight copy View more info

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Jolly Green Giant

By: Bellamy, David

Price: £12.00

Publisher: UK, Century: 2002

Edition: 1st Edition

Sellers ID: 03146

ISBN: 0712683593

Condition: Very Good


Here, in his own infectious style, David Bellamy tells the story of how he came to be one of Britain's best-loved botanist, campaigner and broadcasters. The text block is a little discoloured, and the D/J shows light shelf-wear with a small tear on the top front corner PLEASE NOTE; International economy shipping is by sea and may take upto 90days to arrive. View more info

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The Accidental Adventurer

By: Ben Fogle

Price: £12.00

Publisher: UK, Bantam Press: 2011

Edition: 1st Edition

Sellers ID: 03893

ISBN: 0593068491

Condition: Near Fine


This is not just another tale of derring-do for its own sake. Rather it's a book about defying expectations, conquering shyness, battling laziness and, just occasionally winning. A good, clean and tight copy. View more info

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Ben Fogle Collection - Land Rover and Labrador - Two Books in One

By: Ben Fogle

Price: £18.00

Publisher: UK, William Collins Ltd: 2015

Edition: 1st Edition

Sellers ID: 03868

ISBN: 0007969112

Condition: Fine


This book combines two of his previous publication, the first is about the Land Rover which after 67 years and 2 million vehicles the defender ceased production, and this book is a fitting tribute to this most British institution which has stood as a beacon of durability across the world. The second part of the book is about the Labrador, the most popular breed of dog in the world. This is the story of a dog breed which has captured our imagination and love for hundreds ... View more info

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Nelson : The Commander

By: Bennett ,Geoffrey

Price: £13.55

Publisher: Uk, Batsford Ltd.: 1972

Edition: 1st Edition

Sellers ID: 02172

ISBN: 0713412119

Condition: Very Good


Did Nelson really earn the fame and honour that history has heaped upon him? Did his strategy match his tactical skill? What were his qualities - as a sea commander. These are some of the questions to the author seeks an answer in this first full - length study to be written by a professional naval officer since Mahan's classic Life was published more than 70 years ago. There is some sun fading to the spine and the red page edges at the top, and some shelf wear to the ba... View more info

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Untold Stories

By: Bennett, Alan

Price: £18.08

Publisher: UK, Faber & Faber: 2005

Edition: 1st Edition

Sellers ID: 03026

ISBN: 0571228305

Condition: Very Good


Untold Stories, is Alan Bennett's first collection of prose since ' Writing Home ' and takes in all his major writings over the last ten years. Also included are his much - celebrated diaries for the years 1996 to 2004. This book is a matchless and unforgettable anthology. The top of the text block has some light spotting. The D/W shows signs of light shelf -wear. A good clean tight copy. PLEASE NOTE ; International economy shipping is by sea and may take upto 90 days to... View more info

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Richard II and the Revolution of 1399

By: Bennett, Michael.

Price: £13.55

Publisher: UK, Sutton Publishing Ltd: 2006

Sellers ID: 02280

ISBN: 0750946555

Condition: Very Good


This is the full-length study of the last years of Richard II's reign and the circumstances of his overthrow by Henry Bolingbroke in 1399. It reviews Richard's attempts to reassert his royal authority in the 1390's including his so-called 'tyranny' from 1397 to 1399.and sets them in the context of his personal anxieties and broader ambitions. View more info

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Trafalgar: The Untold Story of the Greatest Sea Battle in History

By: Best, Nicholas

Price: £15.00

Publisher: UK, Weidenfeld & Nicolson Ltd: 2005

Edition: 1st Edition

Sellers ID: 03604

ISBN: 0297846221

Condition: Fine


Nicholas Best recreates the terrible tension and uncertainty of the naval campaign that led to one of the most famous sea fights in history. The author's original research draws on a wide range of eyewitnesses to craft a truly gripping minute-by-minute account of the most famous sea battle of all time. We have covered this book in a removable protective cover which will come with the book. A good , clean and tight copy. View more info

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Young Betjeman

By: Bevis Hillier

Price: £17.50

Publisher: UK, John Murray Publishers Ltd: 1988

Edition: 1st Edition

Sellers ID: 03767

ISBN: 0719545315

Condition: Very Good


John Betjeman became a national monument to equal any of those he described so delightfully. The most popular poet since Tennyson, knighted, Poet Laureate, commemorated in Westminster Abbey. When others were swept along by the jazz age, why was he drawn back to the Victorians? How , in Philip Larkin's phrase did he' become Betjeman'? There is light tanning to the text block edge and the d/w has some edge creasing and wear to the corners. View more info