Category: Biography & Autobiography


Sort

Showing 1-20 of 419

Image for The Private Lives of the Tudor Monarchs.

The Private Lives of the Tudor Monarchs.

By: N/A

Price: £10.84

Publisher: UK., The Folio Society: 1975

Edition: 2nd Edition

Sellers ID: 02863

Condition: Very Good


As with all monarchs who rule as well as reign, the gap between the public and private lives of the Tudors is a narrow one.The marriages of Henry VIII and the courtships of Elizabeth were affairs of state; just as the business of government was, in part, a matter of the sovereign's domestic routine. The selection of documents presented here is intended to reflect some of these aspects. This book is without its slipcase. PLEASE NOTE: International economy shipping to worl... View more info

Image for The Life of Thomas More

The Life of Thomas More

By: Ackroyd, Peter

Price: £15.00

Publisher: UK, Chatto & Windus: 1998

Edition: 1st Edition

Sellers ID: 03416

ISBN: 1856197115

Condition: Near Fine


Thomas More is one of the great figures in English history, but his life and career bear little resemblance to the myth of the saint or of the ' man for all seasons '. In this remarkable biography Peter Ackroyd reveals a man more troubled and more perplexling than that of any previous account. There is a previous owners signature to the half-title page. There is a small indentation on the rear hardcover and D/J and the top rear corner of the D/J has a small tear. View more info

Image for Admiral Collingwood

Admiral Collingwood

By: Adams max

Price: £13.55

Publisher: london, weidenfeld & Nicolson: 2005

Sellers ID: 01792

ISBN: 029784640X

Condition: Very Good


book in v/g condition Nelsons own hero. View more info

Image for Gandhi Naked Ambition

Gandhi Naked Ambition

By: Adams, Jad

Price: £13.55

Publisher: UK., Quercus: 2010

Edition: 1st Edition

Sellers ID: 02491

ISBN: 1849162107

Condition: Very Good


A concise, elegant and masterly account of one of the seminal figures of twentieth -century history, ' Gandhi' lays bare the achievements, philosophy and legacy- both political and spiritual - of a man whose life may truly be said to have changed the world. There is a light staining to the corner of the front panel of the D/W. View more info

Image for Trafalgar: The Biography of a Battle

Trafalgar: The Biography of a Battle

By: Adkins, Roy A.

Price: £13.55

Publisher: UK., Little, Brown & Company: 2004

Edition: 1st Edition

Sellers ID: 02678

ISBN: 0316725110

Condition: Very Good


In this book the author embraces the battle, its prelude and its aftermath, in narrative that is at once scholarly and breathtakingly exciting. This was the great deciding conflict of the Napoleonic Wars - one that Roy Atkins describes, with use of many newly published first -hand accounts, in mesmerising , blow-by-blow detail. 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

Image for The Life of John Rushworth: Earl Jellicoe

The Life of John Rushworth: Earl Jellicoe

By: Admiral Sir R.H Bacon.

Price: £22.58

Publisher: UK, Cassell & Co Ltd: 1936

Edition: 1st Edition

Sellers ID: 02193

Condition: Good


Jellicoe was through and through a sailor. Descent, family tradition, early associations and training, all combined to concentrate his mind upon the navy. It is therefore fitting that this biography was written by a friend and fellow officer. The blue board covers shows light shelf wear with a bump at the top rear corner and the pages have foxing. There are also several pull-out maps, charts and plans. View more info

Image for Untold Stories

Untold Stories

By: Alan Bennett

Price: £16.00

Publisher: UK, Faber & Faber: 2005

Edition: 2nd Edition

Sellers ID: 03702

ISBN: 0571228305

Condition: Fine


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. At times heartrending and at others extremely funny, ' Untold Stories' is a matchless and unforgettable anthology. The D/W has rippling to its edges and small tears to the lower corners. A good tight clean copy. View more info

Image for Pete Doherty: Last of the Rock Romantics

Pete Doherty: Last of the Rock Romantics

By: Alex Hannaford

Price: £12.00

Publisher: UK, Ebury Press: 2006

Edition: 1st Edition

Sellers ID: 03891

ISBN: 0091910781

Condition: Near Fine


Last of the Rock Romantics gets to the core of Pete Doherty - his musicianship, his passion, his self-destructive tendencies and his quest to find a mythic England that probably exists only in his imagination. This is a definitive biography of a very British legend. There is a dried rose and stem in the front of the book which we thought we would leave. There is light wear to the head and foot of the D/W spine. View more info

The Endurance

By: Alexander, Caroline

Price: £12.65

Publisher: london, Bloomsbury: 1999

Sellers ID: 01611

ISBN: 0747546703

Condition: Very Good


All about Shackletons legendary Antarctic expedition View more info

Image for Romantic Moderns: English Writers, Artists and the Imagination from Virginia Woolf to John Piper

Romantic Moderns: English Writers, Artists and the Imagination from Virginia Woolf to John Piper

By: Alexandra Harris

Price: £16.50

Publisher: UK, Thames & Hudson Ltd.: 2010

Edition: 1st Edition

Sellers ID: 03764

ISBN: 0500251711

Condition: Fine


England has had a bad press from the Modernist disciples of a shiny, high-speed future. While the battles for modern art and society were being fought in France and Spain, it seemed a betrayal that John Betjeman and John Piper were in love with a provincial world of old churches and tea shops. The text is accompanied with 79 illustrations , 48 in colour. A good , clean and fine copy. View more info

Image for Letter from America: 1946-2004

Letter from America: 1946-2004

By: Alistair Cooke

Price: £15.00

Publisher: uk, Allen Lane/ Penquin Books Ltd: 2004

Edition: 6th printing

Sellers ID: 03860

ISBN: 0713998342

Condition: Fine


Imbued with Alistair Cook's good humour, elegance and understanding, Letter from America 1946 - 2004 is a captivating insight into the heart of a nation, and a fitting tribute to the man who was for so many the most reassuring voice of our times. A fine, clean and tight copy. View more info

Image for Arthur and the Lost Kingdoms

Arthur and the Lost Kingdoms

By: Alistair Moffat

Price: £15.00

Publisher: UK, Trafalgar Square: 1999

Edition: 1st Edition

Sellers ID: 04035

ISBN: 029764324X

Condition: Very Good


This book rewrites the legend of King Arthur. It radically relocates Arthur's headquarters - his Camelot - and how and where he won his brilliant victories. It will shatter all existing assumptions about Britain's most famous hero. There is light speckling and marks to the head of the text block. A good, tight copy. View more info

Image for Eisenhower: The President:  Vol 2

Eisenhower: The President: Vol 2

By: Ambrose, Stephen. E.

Price: £13.55

Publisher: U.S.A., Simon & Schuster: 1984

Edition: 1st Edition

Sellers ID: 02658

ISBN: 0671499017

Condition: Very Good


This is the second and concluding volume of Stephen ambrose's biography of Eisenhower. This definitive and sometimes critical work is the culmination of twenty years of research by one of the editors of the Eisenhower papers. The spine is lightly faded and the text block as heavy spotting to the head and there is light foxing to the inside of the DJ. please note; standard shipping (2nd class) to world zones 1 and 2 is by sea, and will take between 60 and 90 days. View more info

Image for The Rose of Martinique: A Life of Napoleon's Josephine

The Rose of Martinique: A Life of Napoleon's Josephine

By: Andrea Stuart

Price: £18.00

Publisher: UK, Macmillan: 2003

Edition: 1st Edition

Sellers ID: 03824

ISBN: 0333739337

Condition: Fine


With the dismissive epigram ' Not tonight Josephine ', history has relegated Napoleon's empress to the role of mere boudoir distraction. Bedazzled by her more famous husband, biographers have neglected Josephine's own life story - a story that encompassed Caribbean slave revolts, arranged marriage, revolutionary politics and the threat of the guillotine, before she even met the man whose historical shadow all but obliterated her own. The red boards are fine the D/W shows... View more info

Image for Ian Fleming

Ian Fleming

By: Andrew Lycett

Price: £18.00

Publisher: UK, Trafalgar Square: 1995

Edition: 1st Edition

Sellers ID: 03924

ISBN: 0297812998

Condition: Near Fine


Ian Fleming was infinitely more complicated and interesting than his Famous fictional hero, James Bond. Here Andrew Lycett offers the fullest ever account of Agent 007's publishing history and cultural significance. He also gives some insight into Fleming's wartime career where he served in naval intelligence where he master-minded several top secret operations. There is the tiniest of closed tears to the head of the d/w spine. View more info

The Follies of King Edward V11

By: Andrews, Allen

Price: £13.55

Publisher: London, Lexington Press: 1975

Edition: First Edition

Sellers ID: 01279

ISBN: 0904312151

Condition: Very Good


spine of cover lightly faded not price clipped.Slight foxing on end papers View more info

Jennie Churchill: Winston's American Mother

By: Anne Sebba

Price: £18.00

Publisher: UK, John Murray ( Publishers ): 2007

Edition: 1st Edition

Inscription: Signed by Author(s)

Sellers ID: 03811

ISBN: 0719563399

Condition: Fine


With unprecedented access to private family correspondence, newly discovered archival material and interviews with ' Jennie's' two surviving granddaughters, the author draws a vivid and frank portrait of her subject. she repositions 'Jennie' as a women when refused to be cowed by her era's customary repression of woman. Neither bad mother nor sexually predatory wife, Jennie Churchill was creative and passionate, determined to live life to the full. This book is signed on... View more info

Image for Henry Williamson: Tarka and the Last Romantic

Henry Williamson: Tarka and the Last Romantic

By: Anne Williamson

Price: £12.50

Publisher: UK, Sutton Publishing Ltd: 1997

Edition: 2nd Edition

Sellers ID: 03771

ISBN: 0750914920

Condition: very good


This book, the first full biography of Williamson, provides an unflinching portrait of this deeply divided and often unhappy man. Profoundly affected by his experiences during the First World War, he was hailed by some as genius - bur upset many others by his apparent fascist sympathies, and Anne Williamson confronts this controversy. Meticulously researched and impressively detailed, this biography draws widely on Henry's own archive. A good clean and tight copy. View more info

Image for Cardinal Richelieu and the Making of France

Cardinal Richelieu and the Making of France

By: Anthony Levi

Price: £18.00

Publisher: UK, Constable: 2000

Edition: 1st Edition

Sellers ID: 03968

ISBN: 0094801908

Condition: Near Fine


The story of Cardinal Richelieu is one of high drama, ruthless ambition and political intrigue- Anthony Levi's original and compelling biograp[hy reveals the extent of this great seventeenth-century statesman's scheming to gain state control over all cultural activities in order to further his aim of unifying France. There is light speckling to the head of the text block and light creasing to its edges. View more info

Image for Marie Antoinette

Marie Antoinette

By: Antonia Fraser

Price: £18.00

Publisher: USA, Weidenfeld & Nicolson: 2001

Edition: 1st Edition

Sellers ID: 03900

ISBN: 0297819089

Condition: Near Fine


In this sympathetic - but never uncritical - study, Antonia Fraser has avoided the biography of some of Marie Antoinette's admirers and the misogyny of many of her critics. the result is an utterly riveting and intensely moving book by one of our finest biographers. There is a tiny tear to the base of the spine on the D/W, and there is a little creasing to the top edge D/W. A good, clean and tight copy View more info