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Letters Home

By: Johnston, Brian

Price: £15.00

Publisher: UK, Weidenfeld & Nicolson: 1998

Edition: 1st Edition

Sellers ID: 03422

ISBN: 0297841270

Condition: Fine


From the year Brian Johnston went to boarding school in 1920 until he was demobbed in 1945, he wrote a letter to his mother almost every week. A bundle of over 400 of Brian's letters were hidden in a box in his study after his death in 1994. These, often intimate, letters provide a remarkable insight into one of our most loved radio and television personalities. The d/j has light edge wear. View more info

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Tom Jones , Over the Top and Back, The Autobiography

By: Jones, Tom

Price: £15.00

Publisher: UK, Michael Joseph Ltd: 2015

Edition: 1st Edition

Sellers ID: 03558

ISBN: 0718180682

Condition: Fine


Across six decades, Sir Tom Jones has maintained a vital career in a risky, unstable business notorious for the short lives of its artists. With a drive that comes from nothing but the love of what he does, he breaks through and then wrestles with the vagaries of the music industry, the nature of success and its inevitable consequences. Raw, honest, funny and powerful, this is a memoir like no other from one of the world's great singing talents. There is a little wear to the corners and edges of the D/W View more info

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His Excellency: George Washington

By: Joseph J. Ellis

Price: £20.00

Publisher: UK, Knopf Publishing Group: 2004

Edition: 1st Edition

Sellers ID: 03948

ISBN: 1400040310

Condition: Near Fine


Both physically and politically, Washington towered over his peers for reasons this book elucidates. this book, is a full ,glorious and multifaceted portrait of the man behind America's genesis, sure to become the authoritative biography of George Washington for many decades. There is a gift inscription on the front end papers. The text block is rough cut, and the D/W is price clipped View more info

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With Billie

By: Julia Blackburn

Price: £15.00

Publisher: UK, Jonathan Cape Ltd: 2005

Edition: 1st Edition

Sellers ID: 03782

ISBN: 0224075896

Condition: Near Fine


Julia Blackburn's brilliant and haunting book is a life of Billie Holiday told in the voices of those who knew her. Billie Holiday is usually portrayed as a tragic victim of her own vices. These intimate stories - told by piano players and dancers, pimps and junkies, a record producer, a theatre critic and two very different narcotic agents - give us a much deeper picture of her personality at the same time as illuminating the dangerous and complex world she inhabited. The D/w shows light edge wear to the panels and spine. A tight clean copy. View more info

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Born to Rule: Granddaughters of Victoria, Queens of Europe

By: Julia Gelardi

Price: £15.00

Publisher: UK, Headline: 2005

Edition: 1st Edition

Sellers ID: 04419

ISBN: 0755313917

Condition: Very Good


Five princesses were born into a world of privilege, luxury and power as granddaughters of Queen Victoria. As they grew up, the prestige of their formidable and beloved grandmother bound them together and ensured each of their shared illustrious destinies - as consorts in five of the most important ruling houses of Europe. A good, clean and tight copy. View more info

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Wits and Wives: Dr Johnson in the Company of Women

By: Kate Chisholm

Price: £15.00

Publisher: UK, Chatto & Windus: 2011

Edition: 1st Edition

Sellers ID: 04315

ISBN: 0701169044

Condition: Very Good


By looking again at Dr Johnson through the eyes of an extraordinary cast of female characters, we can discover the essential and unexpected Johnson. Kate Chisholm also brilliantly brings to life an exceptional moment in the history of women when, for a short period, talent, wit and independence were not only possible but rewarded. The pages edges are tanned. View more info

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The Busiest Man in England: The Life of Joseph Paxton, Gardener, Architect, and Victorian Visionary

By: Kate Colquhoun

Price: £15.00

Publisher: USA, David R. Godine Publisher: 2006

Edition: 1st Edition

Sellers ID: 03772

ISBN: 1567923011

Condition: Near Fine


Joseph Paxton, bestrode the worlds of horticulture, urban planning, and architecture like colossus. This was the indispensable man, the self-taught polymath and can-do pragmatist who had a solution to every large-scale logistical problem, the genius whom an impossibly overworked Charles Dickens dubbed " The Busiest Man in England". The d/w has been covered in plastic by the previous owner, and there is an owners label on the ffep. A good clean and tight copy. View more info

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Allied Commanders of World War II (Men-at-Arms)

By: Kemp, Anthony

Price: £12.50

Publisher: UK., Osprey Publishing: 1990

Edition: Reprints

Sellers ID: 02842

ISBN: 0850454204

Condition: Very Good


This book is a brief review of the careers of some of the more interesting men who achieved high command in 1939-1945. The selection is the authors and implies no order of merit. There is the remains of a label on the base of the rear cover. View more info

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British Philosophers

By: Kenneth Mathews

Price: £12.00

Publisher: UK, William Collins of London: 1943

Edition: 1st Edition

Sellers ID: 03643

Condition: Very Good


There could be no better introduction to the difficult subject of philosophy than this little book, which goes straight to the heart of the subject and in clear simple language describes the contribution which the most eminent of British philosophers have made to this subject. The boards show wear to the edges and bumps to the corners, the D/W also shows wear to its edges and corners and down either side of the spine. A good reading copy. View more info

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Kenneth Tynan, letters

By: Kenneth Tynan; Kathleen Tynan

Price: £15.00

Publisher: UK, Weidenfeld and Nicolson: 1994

Edition: 1st Edition

Sellers ID: 04537

ISBN: 0297810766

Condition: Very Good


In this volume are the letters kept and written by Kenneth Tynan. The text block is marked and a little grubby, it has a black line across its base denoting it was a remainder book. It also has a stamp on the preface page stating it is a bargain book. otherwise a good, tight copy. View more info

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The Liberator: One World War II Soldier's 500-day Odyssey from the Beaches of Sicily to the Gates of Dachau

By: Kershaw, Alex

Price: £15.00

Publisher: UK, Hutchinson: 2012

Edition: 1st Edition

Sellers ID: 02907

ISBN: 0091943949

Condition: Very Good


No World War II infantry unit in Europe saw more action or endured worse than the one commanded by Felix Sparks. A maverick officer - and the only man to survive his company's wartime odyssey from bitter beginning to victorious end - Sparks remarkable story has never before been told. View more info

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My Archipelago: The Story of a Family

By: Kit Chapman

Price: £18.00

Publisher: UK, Mercer Books: 2010

Edition: 1st Edition

Sellers ID: 04164

ISBN: 0955712718

Condition: Very Good


In this epic saga written from the sublime peace of his Aegean archipelago. Kit Chapman unravels the turbulent story of his family. It is a tale of fortunes won and lost, of bitter rivalries, death and suicide, moral angst, and the consuming love affair of his parents, Etty and Peter. A good, clean and tight copy. View more info

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Kings of Merry England

By: Lindsay, Philip.

Price: £15.00

Publisher: UK, Howard Baker Ltd: 1969

Edition: Reprints

Sellers ID: 02884

Condition: Very Good


From Edward the Confessor to Richard the Third, this book is filled with the lives and stories of twenty kings and one queen who wore the crown of Medieval England. This book recreates the very scent and flavour of those times. The text block is spotted and lightly marked and the DW shows signs of wear to its edges and spine and corners with small nicks and chips. View more info

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Hide-and-Seek With AngelsThe Life of J.M. Barrie

By: Lisa Chaney

Price: £18.00

Publisher: UK, Hutchinson: 2005

Edition: 1st Edition

Sellers ID: 04528

ISBN: 0091795397

Condition: Very Good


This wide ranging and fascinating biography of the deeply complex and frequently misunderstood writer who created ' Peter Pan ' reveals him as an artist whose radicalism still challenges us. There is light wear to the edge of the back cover. A good clean and tight copy. View more info

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Wellington

By: Longford, Elizabeth

Price: £12.50

Publisher: UK., Abacus Software: 2012

Edition: Reprints

Sellers ID: 02750

ISBN: 0349123500

Condition: Very Good


Wellington reveals the sensitive child of Irish aristocrats pushed into the army, making his name in India before returning to lead the Allied armies against Napoleon in the Peninsular War and at Waterloo. Swapping battlegrounds for political minefields, Wellington emerges as a Tory prime Minster of a country demanding reform, and achieves at last the ideal he had always held out for himself: ' the retained servant of King and people' View more info

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Napoleon and Betsy: Recollections of Napoleon at St Helena

By: Lucia Elizabeth Abell

Price: £15.00

Publisher: UK, Fonthill Media: 2012

Edition: 1st Edition

Sellers ID: 03761

ISBN: 1781550344

Condition: Fine


The story of Napoleon and Betsy Balcombe is an unusual and fascinating tale. A fallen Emperor who once controlled most of Europe makes friends with an impudent, pretty and spirited young English girl, who had only recently celebrated her thirteenth birthday. A fine clean and tight copy. View more info

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Maharanis

By: Lucy Moore

Price: £15.00

Publisher: UK, Viking: 2004

Edition: 1st Edition

Sellers ID: 04282

ISBN: 0670912875

Condition: Very Good


Lucy Moore has captured the richness and tragedy of the Indian princely favourites in the last days of the Raj and the new world of independence, focusing on four princesses as they emerge from purdah to stamp their personalities on their time. There is some foxing to the text block. A good, tight copy. View more info

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Collision Course

By: Lygo, Raymond

Price: £15.00

Publisher: UK, The Book Guild Ltd.: 2002

Edition: 1st Edition

Sellers ID: 02969

ISBN: 1857765141

Condition: Very Good


On retirement from the Navy, industry beckoned in the shape of British Aerospace which, as chief executive and managing director, he nursed it through the traumatic experience of being the first nationalized company to be privatized. This is a fascinating biography of a boy who left school at 14 and ended up an admiral and chief executive of one of Britain's biggest companies. There is light bumping to the corners but is otherwise a tight clean copy. View more info

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Hildegard of Bingen The Woman of Her Age

By: Maddocks, Fiona

Price: £15.00

Publisher: UK, Headline Book Publishing: 2001

Edition: 1st Edition

Sellers ID: 03046

ISBN: 0747273987

Condition: Very Good


Hildegard of Bingen, would have been remarkable in any age. Today, her growing reputation as a composer of religious music has over shadowed the astonishing variety of her accomplishments and her part in scientific, cultural and theological revolution of the pre-Renaissance. There is a small damp stain on the top edges of the rear panel of the D/W. Otherwise a good clean copy. View more info

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Climbing the Mango Trees: A Memoir of a Childhood in India

By: Madhur Jaffrey

Price: £15.00

Publisher: UK, Ebury Press: 2005

Edition: 1st Edition

Sellers ID: 03024

ISBN: 009189929X

Condition: Very Good


Madhur Jaffrey can tell a story beautifully especially when it is the account of her own childhood in India. This enchanting memoir of an exuberant young girl, growing up in an age and society that has now disappeared, is made all the more evocative by Madhur's passion for food. The tastes, the smells, the colours - these food memories form and shape her reminiscences. There is some light marking to the D/W . A clean and tight copy. View more info