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Jane Austen: A Life

By: David Nokes

Price: £20.00

Publisher: UK, Fourth Estate Ltd: 1997

Edition: 1st Edition

Sellers ID: 04085

ISBN: 1857024192

Condition: Very Good


In this new biography of Jane Austen, David Noakes has re-examined her life and presents a picture of her which is less perfect but more full of dangerous excitement. A clean and tight copy. View more info

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Judy Garland

By: David Shipman

Price: £18.00

Publisher: UK, Fourth Estate Ltd: 1992

Edition: 1st Edition

Sellers ID: 03901

ISBN: 1872180957

Condition: Near Fine


Judy Garland was one of the twentieth century's most popular entertainers. In this full length biography, the author traces the extraordinary life of a star who enchanted cinema audiences in the '30s and '40s and went on to thrill concert audiences in the 50's and 60's. The author also recreates the electrifying atmosphere of Garland's live performances. The D/w shows light shelf wear. View more info

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LZ-75: The Lost Chronicles of Led Zeppelin's 1975 American Tour

By: Davis, Stephen

Price: £18.00

Publisher: uk, Fourth Estate: 2010

Edition: 1st Edition

Sellers ID: 03583

ISBN: 0007377940

Condition: Fine


Tied together by davis' entertaining narrative, and including more than 40 never-before-published photographs, LZ-'75 is an unprecedented and comprehensive personal portrait of the greatest ( and most notoriously press-shy ) rock band in history at its apex. The D/w shows light wear to the bottom edge and corner. there is also a ghost of a label on the rear panel. A good, clean and tight copy. View more info

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Rifling Through My Drawers

By: Dickson Wright, Clarissa

Price: £15.00

Publisher: UK, Hodder & Stoughton: 2009

Edition: 1st Edition

Sellers ID: 03140

ISBN: 0340977450

Condition: Very Good


With her inimitable wit and outspoken views, Clarissa Dickson Wright opens her diary and us on a journey around her life. There is light rippling to the top edge of the D/J. A good clean tight copy. View more info

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The Final Dive: The Life and Death of 'Buster' Crabb

By: Don Hale

Price: £15.00

Publisher: UK, Sutton Publishing/The History press: 0

Sellers ID: 03468

ISBN: 0750945745

Condition: Fine


If Lionel Crabb had had any notion of the furore his death would cause he would be amazed and amused. Like the best 007 plotline, this is the story of an extraordinarily adventurous, brave yet flawed individual, whose destiny was to become embroiled in forces far greater than himself. Although there is no signs of a page missing or torn out , the copy right page is missing we assume this occurred in the printing of the book. There is a slight lean to the spine. View more info

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Enchantment. the Life of Audrey Hepburn

By: Donald Spoto

Price: £18.00

Publisher: UK, Harmony Books: 2006

Edition: 1st Edition

Sellers ID: 04102

ISBN: 0091796555

Condition: Very Good


With all the insight, background knowledge and intimate sympathy for his subject, Donald Spoto truly captures the spirit of an elusive, beautiful, talented and vulnerable woman. The d/w shows light shelf wear with a small nic to the head of the spine. It is also priced clipped. View more info

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Sophia Style

By: Donohue, Donohue

Price: £15.00

Publisher: USA, Friedman/Fairfax Publishing: 2001

Edition: 1st Edition

Sellers ID: 03478

ISBN: 1586631268

Condition: Fine


Lavishly illustrated with glorious black- and- white and full-colour photographs, this book demonstrates how glamorous Sophia Loren brings her complex, nuanced, and larger-than-life personality to everything she does - and wears. A good clean tight copy. View more info

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Under My Skin: Volume One of My Autobiography, to 1949

By: Doris Lessing

Price: £75.00

Publisher: UK, HarperCollins Publishers: 1994

Edition: 1st Edition

Inscription: Inscribed by Author(s)

Sellers ID: 04202

ISBN: 000255545X

Condition: Very Good


This, the first volume of Doris Lessing's autobiography, begins with her childhood in Africa and ends on her arrival in London in 1949 with the typescript of her first novel, The Grass is Singing, in her suitcase. The D/W has been priced clipped and has light wear. View more info

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In the Company of Heroes

By: Durant, Michael J.

Price: £12.50

Publisher: UK., Bantam Press: 2003

Edition: 1st Edition

Sellers ID: 02705

ISBN: 0593051874

Condition: Very Good


Michael Durant's ordeal was first described in Mark Bowden's book ' Black Hawk Down'. This his first person, gripping account, tells of bravery under fire, torture, imprisonment, and the terrifying day-by day reality for a soldier, unarmed and helpless in enemy hands, fighting to survive. The edges of the text block is lightly tanned. View more info

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Emma Darwin: The Inspirational Wife of a Genius

By: Edna Healey

Price: £15.00

Publisher: UK, Headline Book Publishing: 2001

Edition: 1st Edition

Sellers ID: 03844

ISBN: 0747275793

Condition: Near Fine


Although not a scientist herself, Emma understood her husbands Charles work, read his proofs and welcomed his scientific friends warmly to their home in Bloomsbury and subsequently at Downe House in Kent. This beautifully researched and well written nineteenth century history will fascinate everyone interested in the notion of a 'wife of fame' There is light shelf wear to the D/w edges. The price of this book includes UK 2nd class postage. View more info

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Anna of all the Russias: The Life of a Poet under Stalin

By: Elaine Feinstein

Price: £18.00

Publisher: UK, Weidenfeld & Nicolson: 2005

Edition: 1st Edition

Sellers ID: 04352

ISBN: 0297643096

Condition: Very Good


In this book, Elaine Feinstein tells the full story of Anna Akhmatova - one of the greatest poets of Russian literature, and one of the most fascinating figures of the twentieth century - making use of a wealth of new material, including memoirs, letters and journals, and interviews with akhmatova's surviving friends and family. A good clean and tight copy. View more info

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The Last Fighting Tommy

By: Emden, Richard Van

Price: £15.00

Publisher: UK, Bloomsbury: 2007

Edition: 3rd Printing

Sellers ID: 03124

ISBN: 0747591156

Condition: Very Good


At the time this book was written in 2007, Harry Patch, was the last British soldier alive to have fought in the trenches of the First World War, and was one of very few people who can directly recall the horror of that conflict. A good clean and tight copy. View more info

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Audrey Hepburn, Elegant Spirit

By: Ferrer, Hepburn, Sean.

Price: £15.00

Publisher: UK, Sidgwick & Jackson Ltd: 2003

Edition: 1st Edition

Sellers ID: 03521

ISBN: 0283073853

Condition: Fine


This book features nearly three hundred photographs, documents and artwork by Audrey herself, many of which have previously been unavailable. In this unprecedented memoir, Sean Hepburn Ferrer remembers the actress the world adored has only a son can. There is very light shelf-wear to the D/W . A good , clean copy. View more info

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Nelson

By: Forester, C. S.

Price: £15.00

Publisher: UK., Chatham Publishing: 2001

Edition: 2nd Edition

Sellers ID: 02844

ISBN: 1861761783

Condition: Very Good


Without avoiding Nelson's flaws, Forester delineates a character he obviously liked, one whose personal side is always observable Forester brilliantly brings the man alive and as a student of human nature, is able to understand the contradictions and peculiarities of his character. There is light spotting to the top of the text block. View more info

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Leakey's Luck: A Tank Commander with Nine Lives

By: Forty, George, ( Editor )

Price: £16.50

Publisher: UK., Sutton Publishing Ltd: 2002

Edition: 1st Edition

Sellers ID: 02786

ISBN: 0750931957

Condition: Very Good


Major-General Rea Leakey was one of the Royal Tank Regiment's greatest heroes of the Second World War. His spellbinding autobiography is based on the diary which he kept at the time of the events described. It provides us with a graphic eyewitness account of a man who was actually there at the ' sharp end' and covers the whole period of his army service, from joining his first regiment until the end of the Second World War and beyond. His story is truly remarkable and of... View more info

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Alec Guinness The Unknown: A Life

By: Garry O'Connor

Price: £16.00

Publisher: UK, Sidgwick & Jackson Ltd: 2002

Edition: 1st Edition

Sellers ID: 04140

ISBN: 0283073403

Condition: Very Good


Backed by impeccable research, including interviews with Guinness himself as well as those close to him, this riveting biography will at last fill in the gaps, adding a to depth to our understanding not just of Guinness's life but of his remarkable acting career. There is light creasing and wear to the top corners of the d/w. View more info

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West's World: the Life and Times of Rebecca West

By: Gibb, Lorna

Price: £15.00

Publisher: UK., Macmillan: 2013

Edition: 1st Edition

Sellers ID: 03216

ISBN: 0230714625

Condition: Very Good


Formidably talented Rebecca West was a towering figure in the British literary landscape, this insightful and vivid biography affords a dazzling insight into her life and work. A Good , clean copy. PLEASE NOTE; International economy shipping is by sea and may take upto 90 days to arrive. View more info

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Nightingales: Florence and Her Family

By: Gillian Gill

Price: £18.00

Publisher: UK, Hodder & Stoughton Ltd: 2004

Edition: 1st Edition

Sellers ID: 03832

ISBN: 034082302X

Condition: Near Fine


Florence Nightingale is history's most famous nurse, the epitome of nurturing femininity. But behind the image of ' The Lady with the Lamp' was a brilliant , combative, complicated woman, struggling to escape a web of social prejudice and familial expectations. The text block is lightly tanned. View more info

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Whittle: The True Story

By: Golley, John

Price: £15.00

Publisher: UK, Airlife Publishing Ltd: 1987

Edition: 1st Edition

Sellers ID: 03053

ISBN: 0906393825

Condition: Very Good


Sir Frank Whittle was a technical prodigy, whose foresight in the 1920's enabled him to visualise aircraft flying at speeds and heights hitherto undreamed of, powered by his totally new kind of engine: a gas turbine whose sole objective was to produced a jet of hot gas. Yet therein lay the seeds of years of bitter struggle, against self interested MInistry officials and , later, against unscrupulous industrialists. There is a signature ( not the author) in ink on the fro... View more info

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Bounder!: The Biography of Terry-Thomas

By: Graham McCann

Price: £18.00

Publisher: UK, Aurum Press: 2008

Edition: 3rd Edition

Sellers ID: 04335

ISBN: 1845133188

Condition: Near Fine


With his sly little moustache, broad gap-toothed grin, garish waistcoats and ostentatious cigarette holder, Terry-Thomas was renowned as an absolute bounder, both on screen and off, graham McCann's hugely enjoyable biography celebrates the life and career of a very English rascal. A tight , clean copy. View more info