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The Philip Larkin I Knew

By: Maeve Brennan

Price: £16.00

Publisher: USA, Manchester University Press: 2002

Edition: 1st Edition

Sellers ID: 04602

ISBN: 0719062764

Condition: Very Good


This is a unique memoir of the poet; the author's love affair with Larkin is interwoven with their shared professional interests and his literary achievements. An appendix of fifty-five letters between Larkin and the author, of which only three have been previously published, corroborates her memoir. A good , clean and tight copy. View more info

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Mine Host America

By: Mark Pepys : 6th Earl of Cottenham

Price: £35.00

Publisher: UK, William Collins Sons & Co Ltd: 1937

Edition: 1st Edition

Sellers ID: 04224

Condition: Very Good


This book covers the visit of Mark Pepys, 6th Earl of Cottenham has he travels across America in 1937. There is a fold -out map in the front of the book showing his journey and it is illustrated throughout with black & white photographs The book is half bound, this looks like leather but doesn't have the smell of leather, it is scuffed at the head of the spine and so far down its length, the corners are also lightly scuffed. The text block has light foxing and there is a dedication on the front end papers. it is still a tight, square copy. View more info

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Hidden Agenda : How the Duke of Windsor Betrayed the Allies

By: Martin Allen

Price: £15.00

Publisher: UK, Guild Publishing: 2000

Edition: 2nd Edition

Sellers ID: 03669

ISBN: 0333901819

Condition: Near Fine


The Nazi sympathies of the Duke of Windsor have long been common knowledge but, until now, few have suspected that his wartime activities amounted to treason. For the first time, Martin Allen has pieced together an extraordinary story of deception, one which MI5 and the royal family have done everything they could to keep secret. A good clean and tight copy. View more info

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Into Africa: The Dramatic Retelling of the Stanley - Livingstone Story.

By: Martin Dugard

Price: £15.00

Publisher: UK, Ted Smart: 2003

Edition: 1st Edition

Sellers ID: 03949

ISBN: 0593054598

Condition: Very Good


The first book to examine the extraordinary physical challenges, political intrigue and larger - than - life personalities of Stanley-Livingstone story, Into Africa' is a fascinating window on the golden age of exploration and will appeal to everyone's sense of adventure. A good, clean and tight copy. View more info

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The clear shadow

By: Mary Casey

Price: £20.00

Publisher: UK, Rigby & Lewis Easter: 1992

Edition: 1st Edition

Sellers ID: 04430

ISBN: 1869887123

Condition: Very Good


During her life-time Mary Casey had been persuaded to publish only a handful of her poems, always in journals of limited circulation. On her death, in 1980 , she left behind a large body of work, from, which three sequences of poetry have been selected. This is no 131 of a limited no of 250 which was the first print run. There is a dedication on the front end paper which says " for Elspeth Huxley from Gerard Casey ". A good , clean and tight copy. View more info

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The Mitford Girls: The Biography of an Extraordinary Family

By: Mary S. Lovell

Price: £16.50

Publisher: UK, Little, Brown: 2001

Edition: 1st Edition

Sellers ID: 04329

ISBN: 0316858684

Condition: Very Good


In this book, the author's extensive research traces the development of each of these remarkable women from the nursery to maturity, recording the terrible losses they suffered and the rifts that opened between them; uncovering often uncomfortable details of their politics and personalities and revealing the truth to be more complicated but no less extraordinary than Nancy's fiction. the text block edges is tanned, and the d/w has been priced clipped. View more info

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Eden's Outcasts: The Story of Louisa May Alcott and Her Father

By: Matteson, John

Price: £16.00

Publisher: U.S.A., W. W. Norton & Company: 2007

Edition: 1st Edition

Sellers ID: 02954

ISBN: 0393059642

Condition: Very Good


John Matteson's engrossing biography of the Alcotts achieves a rare fusion of intellectual precision and emotional empathy, Eden's Outcasts combines the eye of a philosopher with the heart of a novelist. A deftly rendered and highly recommended portrait of an incomparable father and daughter. A good clean tight copy of this book. View more info

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The Way It Was - My Autobiography

By: Matthews, Stanley.

Price: £15.00

Publisher: UK, Headline: 2000

Edition: 1st Edition

Sellers ID: 02301

ISBN: 0747271089

Condition: Very Good


This book is the compelling and hugely entertaining portrait of a man who was loved and respected throughout the world . It is a unique look at football from one of its greatest players, and is also essential reading for anyone who wants to understand how football and society , have changed over the last 70 years. There is light creasing to the and shelf ware to the D/W and some foxing to page edges. which are tight and clean internally. View more info

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Martha Jane & Me

By: Mavis Nicholson

Price: £15.00

Publisher: UK, Random House UK: 1991

Edition: 1st Edition

Sellers ID: 04083

ISBN: 0701133554

Condition: Very Good


This first part of Mavis Nicholson's autobiography is an enchanting account of the joys and agonies of girlhood, and an unforgettable portrait of a community, its characters and a way of life just half a century ago, but a world away. The d/w shows light wear and creasing to its head and foot. View more info

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Finest Years: Churchill as Warlord 1940-45

By: Max Hastings

Price: £18.00

Publisher: UK, HarperPress: 2009

Edition: 1st Edition

Sellers ID: 04015

ISBN: 0007263678

Condition: Very Good


By looking at Churchill from the outside in, through the eyes of British soldiers, civilians and newspapers, and also those of Russians and Americans, Max Hastings provides new perspectives on the greatest Englishman and the precarious Grand Alliance. The d/w has creasing to its head. View more info

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Going to the wars

By: Max Hastings

Price: £15.00

Publisher: UK, Macmillan: 2000

Edition: 1st Edition

Sellers ID: 04517

ISBN: 0333771044

Condition: Very Good


This book is the story of a self-confessed coward; a writer with heroic ambitions who found himself recording the doings of heroes when he understood that he did not have what it took to be a hero himself. This book is an inspiration to faint-hearted adventurers everywhere.This book has a lean to the spine, otherwise a good, tight copy. View more info

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Frank McCourt ; Double volume Box set of ' Tis and Angela's Ashes.

By: McCourt, Frank

Price: £18.00

Publisher: UK, Flamingo: 1999

Edition: 1st Edition

Sellers ID: 03182

ISBN: 058334805X

Condition: Very Good


This is a double volume set of Frank McCourts 'Tis and Angela's Ashes. The books are published by Flamingo and the slipcase is Ted Smart. The slipcase shows light shelf-wear. A good clean copy of this two volume set. View more info

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The Pitcher and the Well

By: McDonald, J.D ( Editor )

Price: £18.00

Publisher: UK, Oldbourne Book Co.Ltd: 1963

Edition: 2nd Edition

Sellers ID: 03067

Condition: Very Good


One of the most sensitive and moving narratives of World War II, this book was dictated to a fellow P.O.W. in a German prison camp by a New Zealand bomber navigator, lying in a hospital bed, suffering from the burns which eventually killed him. The D/W has a tear/chip to the base of the spine which is also faded, and the corners show light shelf-wear. A good tight copy. View more info

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The high-flying Duchess: Mary du Caurroy Bedford 1865-1937

By: Meriel Buxton

Price: £20.00

Publisher: UK, WoodPerry Books Ltd: 2008

Edition: 1st Edition

Sellers ID: 03675

ISBN: 0955892503

Condition: Fine


Known to the press as " The Flying Duchess " after she took up flying in her sixties, Mary established world record flight times to India and the Cape. but her real success lay in her medical career. Shot at by tribesmen, with engine troubles forcing emergency landings in perilous places, she cheated death a hundred times in the air but eventually mysteriously disappeared in her plane. There is an inscription on the title page. There is slight wear to the head of the spine on the D/W. A good near fine copy. View more info

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Hero: The Life & Legend of Lawrence of Arabia

By: Michael Korda

Price: £18.00

Publisher: UK, Aurum Press: 2011

Edition: 1st Edition

Sellers ID: 04350

ISBN: 1907532293

Condition: Very Good


Michael Korda's 'Hero' is the story of an epic life on a grand scale, a revealing, in-depth and gripping biography of the extraordinary, mysterious, and dynamic Englishman whose daring exploits made him an object of intense fascination, known the world over as ' Lawrence of Arabia' There is a light water stain to the base of the D/w. A good, clean and tight copy. View more info

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Foley: The Spy Who Saved 10,000 Jews

By: Michael Smith

Price: £15.00

Publisher: UK, Hodder & Stoughton: 1999

Edition: 1st Edition

Sellers ID: 03865

ISBN: 0340718501

Condition: Fine


Frank Foley helped thousands of Jews to escape from Germany. At Adolf Eichmann's trial he was described has a ' Scarlet Pimpernel', risking his own life to save Jews threatened with death by the Nazis. But he remains virtually unknown, largely because his job as Passport Control Officer in Berlin was a cover for his real role as MI6 head of station in the German capital. He is considered one of MI6 greatest ever officers. A fine / Nr fine , tight and clean copy. View more info

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A field-marshal in the family.

By: Montgomery, Brian

Price: £15.00

Publisher: UK., Constable: 1973

Edition: 1st Edition

Sellers ID: 02670

ISBN: 0094595607

Condition: Good


What kind of background lies behind the development of the most successful military career of modern times? Montgomery's younger brother is in a unique position to provide the anwser. The boards are bummped on the corners and there is a dedication in ink on the f.e.p along with a stamp there are also two strips of paper stuck to the half-title page, the text block is grubby and the DJ shows ware and rubbing to the corners and edges and the spine is faded , there is also a partial rubbed label on the base of the rear panel, this book is still a readable copy. View more info

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Southampton Railways

By: Moody, Bert

Price: £18.00

Publisher: UK, Waterfront Publications Ltd: 1992

Edition: 1st Edition

Inscription: Inscribed by Author(s)

Sellers ID: 03184

ISBN: 0946184631

Condition: Very Good


Southampton has always been a major name associated with railways, with the LSWR initially recognising the importance of the town as a major trading link with the world. Bert Moody documents in this book the fascinating story of the railway at Southampton and covers the many stations and railway installations within a boundary of Swaythling to the north,Sholing to the East and Redbridge to the west. There is a dedication from the author to a friend on the front fly-leaf. The D/W shows light signs of wear and rubbing to its corners. View more info

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Lord Byron: Accounts Rendered

By: Moore, Doris Langley

Price: £15.00

Publisher: UK, John Murray Publishers: 1974

Edition: 1st Edition

Sellers ID: 03444

ISBN: 0719530954

Condition: Near Fine


Byron's life was cut short at thirty-six, but he had lived it so fully and among such varied scenes that a wealth of biographical material has come down to prosperity. The author is one of the few people who has sorted through these papers to find the man behind the myth. There is a gift dedication on the fep. The black boards has bumps to the top corners, the d/j does show light shelf wear to its edges. A good , clean copy. View more info

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Grunge

By: Moore, Thurston

Price: £15.00

Publisher: USA, Harry N. Abrams: 2009

Edition: 1st Edition

Sellers ID: 03575

ISBN: 081095317X

Condition: Very Good


The genesis of the Grunge Revolution was captured in the eighties and nineties by photographer Michael Lavine, who had the fortuitous eye to document the opening salvo of this cultural explosion beginning on the streets of the cities and towns of the Pacific NorthWest.Lavine shot the Punks and the bands extolling the Grunge aesthetic to the world. The hardcovers show light shelf wear and there is a small tear on the base of the front board. There isn't a D/W with our copy of this book. A good , clean and tight copy. View more info