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Cecil Beaton: The Authorized Biography.

By: Vickers, Hugo

Price: £15.00

Publisher: UK, Weidenfeld: 1993

Edition: 1st Edition

Sellers ID: 03658

ISBN: 0297813900

Condition: Near Fine


Beaton was one of the most stylish photographers ever. He loved the theatre and all things theatrical. A total self-creation, he became the high priest of taste, a designer of genius, the intimate of Royalty. His diaries made him one of the most important chroniclers of the age. There is light marking to the text block. A good, clean and tight copy. View more info

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I Shall Bear Witness - The Diaries of Victor Klemperer 1933-41

By: Victor Klemperer

Price: £18.00

Publisher: UK, Weidenfeld & Nicolson: 1998

Edition: 1st Edition

Sellers ID: 03866

ISBN: 0297818422

Condition: Fine


The publication of Victor Klemperer's diaries brings to light one of the most extraordinary documents of the Nazi period. The son of a rabbi, Klemperer was in 1933 a professor of romance languages in Dresden. Over the next decade he, like other German Jews, lost his job, his house and many of his friends, even his cat, as Jews were not allowed to own pets. Powerful, precise and clear-sighted, the diaries have been hailed in Germany as the best-written, most evocative and... View more info

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Love's Civil War: Elizabeth Bowen and Charles Ritchie: Letters and Diaries from a love affair of a lifetime.

By: Victoria Glendinning

Price: £20.00

Publisher: UK, Simon & Schuster UK: 2009

Edition: 1st Edition

Inscription: Signed by Author(s)

Sellers ID: 04277

ISBN: 1847372139

Condition: Near Fine


Set against an ever- changing backdrop, from the Second World War to the swinging sixties, and featuring a glorious cast of socialites, writers and politicians, 'Love's Civil War is a fascinating portrait of two lives and a great love that endures distance, circumstance and time. A good, clean and tight copy. View more info

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Panzer Commander: The Memoirs of Colonel Hans Von Luck

By: Von Luck, Hans

Price: £9.03

Publisher: UK., Cassell: 2003

Edition: Reprints

Sellers ID: 02725

ISBN: 0304364010

Condition: Very Good


Awarded the German Iron Cross in Gold and the Knight's Cross, von Luck writes as an officer and a gentlemen. Told with the vivid detail of an impassioned eyewitness, his rare and moving memoir has become a classic in literature of World War II, a first-person chronicle of the glory - and the inevitable tragedy - of a superb soldier fighting Hitler's war. There is light fading on the spine. PLEASE NOTE: International Economy Shipping (2nd class) to World zones 1 and 2 ( N... View more info

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The Poets' Daughters: Dora Wordsworth and Sara Coleridge

By: Waldegrave, Katie

Price: £15.00

Publisher: UK, Hutchinson: 2013

Edition: 1st Edition

Sellers ID: 03479

ISBN: 0091931126

Condition: Fine


Dora Wordsworth and Sara Coleridge were lifelong friends. They were also the daughters of best friends: William Wordsworth and Samuel Taylor Coleridge, the two poetic geniuses who shaped the romantic age. Drawing on a host of sources the author tells the never-before-told story of how two young women, born into greatness, shaped their own legacies. A good, clean and tight copy. View more info

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Murry Walker Unless I'm Very Much Mistaken

By: Walker Murray

Price: £9.03

Publisher: London, Collins Willow: 2002

Edition: 4th Edition

Sellers ID: 01714

ISBN: 0007126964

Condition: Very Good


The book is in very good condition pages slightly yellowe.d View more info

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Sovereign Ladies: The Six Reigning Queens of England

By: Waller, Maureen

Price: £15.00

Publisher: UK, John Murray ( publishers ): 2006

Edition: 1st Edition

Sellers ID: 03025

ISBN: 0719566282

Condition: Very Good


In the last millennium there have been only six female sovereigns; Mary I and Elizabeth I, Mary II and Anne, Victoria and Elizabeth II. With the exception of Mary I, they are among our most success monarchs. Maureen Waller delves into the intimate lives of England's queens in delicious detail, assessing their achievements from a female perspective. There is a Happy Christmas note to the recipient of this book on the front end-paper. The D/W has light shelf-wear to its ed... View more info

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Camp David

By: Walliams, David

Price: £12.00

Publisher: UK, Michael Joseph Ltd: 2012

Edition: 1st Edition

Sellers ID: 03136

ISBN: 071815861X

Condition: Near Fine


To read Camp David is to be truly shocked, as well as tickled pink - Walliams bares his soul as never before and reveals a fascinating and complex mind. Containing extracts from his deeply private diaries, this extraordinary memoir unlocks many closely guarded secrets that until now have remained hidden in his past. There is a faint shadow of a label on the front cover. A clean and tight copy. PLEASE NOTE; International economy shipping is by sea and may take upto 90 day... View more info

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First Light

By: Wellum, Geoffrey

Price: £9.03

Publisher: UK., Penguin UK: 2009

Edition: Reprints

Sellers ID: 02742

ISBN: 0141042753

Condition: Very Good


Two months before the outbreak of the Second World War, seveenteen-year-old Geoffrey Wellum becomes a fighter pilot with the RAF. Over the coming months he and his fellow pilots play a crucial role in the Battle of Britain. But of friends that take to the air alongside Wellum, many never return. PLEASE NOTE: International economy shipping to world class zones 1 and 2 is by sea and could take up to 90 days to arrive. View more info

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Journey of a Lifetime

By: Whicker, Alan

Price: £13.55

Publisher: UK., HarperCollins: 2009

Edition: 1st Edition

Sellers ID: 02419

ISBN: 000729249X

Condition: Very Good


In this book Alan Whicker dusts down his suitcase for more journeys around the globe, revisiting locations of significance to Whicker's World. View more info

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Fear is the Foe: A Footslogger from Normandy to the Rhine

By: Whitehouse, Stanley; Bennett, George B.

Price: £10.84

Publisher: UK., Robert Hale Ltd: 1995

Edition: 2nd Edition

Sellers ID: 02905

ISBN: 0709057040

Condition: Very Good


Unlike most war memoirs this account portrays the army's smallest fighting units - the four sections of squaddies that comprise a platoon. They scramble from hole to hole, hedge to hedge, house to house, never knowing their role in the top brass's grand strategy . They are constantly tired, hungary and terrified, and often fewer in numbers at the end of each day. The DW shows light signs of shelf wear and the text block is lightly spotted. PLEASE NOTE: Economy internati... View more info

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Monty's greatest victory

By: Whiting Charles

Price: £9.03

Publisher: Barnsley Yorkshire, Leo cooper: 2002

Sellers ID: 01781

ISBN: 0850529093

Condition: Good


The book is in good condition ,but is ex library with usual marks. View more info

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The Life of Sammy Davis Jr in Black & White.

By: Wil Heywood

Price: £15.00

Publisher: UK, Aurum Press Ltd: 2003

Edition: 1st Edition

Sellers ID: 03758

ISBN: 1845130138

Condition: Near Fine


He was an electrifying dancer, a compulsive, adrenalin-soaked entertainer, a member of the perennially famous Rat Pack, and one of the giants of the golden age of show business. But for years he has remained hidden behind the persona he so vigorously generated, and so fiercely protected. Now, in this surprising, illuminating and compulsively readable biography, Wil Haywood takes us into the extraordinary, singular life of Sammy Davis Jr. There is light marking to the ffe... View more info

Rommel and Caporetto

By: Wilks, John; Wilks, J.; Wilks, Eileen

Price: £13.55

Publisher: UK, Leo Cooper: 2001

Edition: 1st Edition

Sellers ID: 02211

ISBN: 0850527724

Condition: Very Good


The Austro-German attack at Caporetto in 1917 produced a full scale break-through which forced the Italians to retreat from near the Austrian frontier to within twenty miles of Venice. In addition to being a thorough and authoritative description of the overall battle, Rommel and Carporetto gives a fascinating insight into the qualities that this superb soldier was to display to such devastating effect against the allies during the Second World War View more info

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Through the Indian Mutiny: The Memoirs of James Fairweather, 4th Punjab Native Infantry 1857-58 (Spellmount Military Memoirs)

By: William Wright

Price: £12.00

Publisher: UK, The History Press: 2011

Edition: 1st Edition

Sellers ID: 03556

ISBN: 0752461613

Condition: Near Fine


As an assistant surgeon in the celebrated regiment of North West Frontier warriors, the 4th Punjab Native Infantry, James Fairweather soon found himself at the centre of the Indian Mutiny. Often used as little more than cannon fodder, of the 1,000 men in the regiment, 900 would be lost to enemy action and disease. His extraordinary honest and dramatic memoirs have been edited and annotated by the author William Wright, former Chairman of the Victorian Military Society. A... View more info

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The Age of Drake

By: Williamson, James.A.

Price: £15.00

Publisher: UK, Adam & Charles Black: 1952

Edition: 3rd Edition

Sellers ID: 03615

Condition: Very Good


This book is a cleverly planned and well-balanced book, since it combines a fairly detailed history of slave-dealing, piratical raids, colonisation, and the discovery of new countries with that of the European political background and popular state of mind in England which called out and applauded these events. The hardboards have bumps to the corners and plain brown D/w has a tear and creasing at the top of the spine , and the corners are worn. It is still a good, tight... View more info

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The First Summit : Roosevelt and Churchill at Placentia Bay 1941.

By: Wilson A, Theodore

Price: £13.55

Publisher: UK, Macdonald & C0 ( publishers ) Ltd: 1969

Edition: 1st Edition

Sellers ID: 02795

Condition: Very Good


Britain had been at war for two years. She had seen her forces driven from Europe and her Allies struck down. Churchill wanted to talk strategy with Roosevelt , on the assumption that America would soon be playing an active part in the fighting.The President's position wasn't so clear-cut. The author has produced a vivid narrative of the events of August 1941, revealing new insights into Roosevelt's somewhat bizaare working methods, providing graphic details of the discu... View more info

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In the Lion's Court: Power, Ambition and Sudden Death in the Reign of Henry VIII - A Study in Political Intrigue

By: Wilson, Derek

Price: £11.30

Publisher: UK., Hutchinson: 2001

Edition: 3rd Edition

Sellers ID: 02919

ISBN: 0091801184

Condition: Very Good


' In the lion's Court ' is an illuminating examination of the careers of the six Thomases, whose lives are described in parallel - their family and social origins, their pathways to the royal Council chamber, their occupancy of the siege perilous, and the tragedies which, one by one overwhelmed them. The edges of the text block is lightly tanned and marked. PLEASE NOTE: international economy shipping is by sea and may take upto 90 days to arrive. View more info

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The Benn Diaries : single volume edition.

By: Winston, Ruth.

Price: £11.30

Publisher: Uk, BCA: 1995

Edition: Book Club Edition

Sellers ID: 02062

Condition: Very Good


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One Hundred Days: The Memoirs of the Falklands Battle Group Commander

By: Woodward, Admiral,Sir Sandy. with patrick Robinson.

Price: £11.30

Publisher: UK., Book Club Association.: 1992

Edition: Book Club Edition

Sellers ID: 02617

Condition: Very Good


On 2nd April 1982 Argentina invaded the Falkland Islands. The British response was swift, some said foolhardy. The mission of the Battle Group under the command of Rear Admiral Sandy Woodward presented a challenge that seemed all but insurmountable, and it was to require men of the highest calibre, professionalism and fortitude to carry it off. It also required exceptional leadership. TheDJ shows signs of use with creasing to the edges , top and bottom and light scratch... View more info