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The Price of Command: A Biography of General Guy Simonds

By: Graham, Dominik

Price: £15.00

Publisher: Canada, Stoddart Publishing Co.Ltd: 1993

Edition: 1st Edition

Sellers ID: 03570

ISBN: 0773726926

Condition: Very Good


Lieutenant General Guy Granville Simonds was one of the Second World War most dynamic strategists and commanded enormous respect from British generals such as Bernard Montgomery and Alan Brooke. Now, in Price of Command, Dominik Graham tells the whole story for the first time, tracing Simond's family origins and detailing his postwar career as Canada's top military man. There is a faint water stain on the base of the rear hardcover and on the base of the rear panel on th... View more info

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Robert Graves: The Assault Heroic, 1895-1926 vol 1

By: Graves, Richard Percival.

Price: £12.00

Publisher: UK, Weidenfeld & Nicolson: 1995

Edition: 2nd Edition

Sellers ID: 03473

ISBN: 0297816314

Condition: Very Good


The authors finely judged and compassionate biography of his uncle is rooted in a treasured collection of family letters and diaries. This is a closely observed account of an unsettled young man's struggle to find inspiration. There is light shelf wear to the covers and text block. View more info

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Monty: Master of the Battlefield, 1942-44 Vol 2

By: Hamilton, Nigel

Price: £12.50

Publisher: UK., Sceptre: 1987

Edition: 2nd Edition

Sellers ID: 02787

ISBN: 0340407840

Condition: Very Good


Monty : Master of the Battlefield 1942-1944 is the second of three volumes. Although the covers are protected by plastic there is an area of ware on the base of the rear cover. View more info

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Monty: The Field Marshal, 1944-7: Life of Montgomery of Alamein

By: Hamilton, Nigel.

Price: £12.50

Publisher: UK., Sceptre: 1987

Edition: 2nd Edition

Sellers ID: 02775

ISBN: 0340407859

Condition: Good


As a memorial to the Field-Marshal, a comprehensive and minutely detailed record, Nigel Hamilton's biography surely can never be surpassed - magisterial in its shape and scope, brilliantly woven and a joy to read. There is light shel war to the cover and spine edges and also turned corners, the text block is lightly tanned. View more info

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The Last Sane Man: Michael Cardew: Modern Pots, Colonialism, and the Counterculture (The Paul Mellon Centre for Studies in British Art)

By: Harrod, Tanya

Price: £30.00

Publisher: USA, Yale University Press: 2013

Sellers ID: 03451

ISBN: 0300100167

Condition: Near Fine


This is the first biography of a man whose political and personal passions and prejudices have never seemed more relevant. It will interest historians of Empire and of civil rights, art and design historians and readers with a general interest in British culture. There is a Birthday gift dedication on the fep. There is a small tear to the top corner of the d/j and a small tear on the lower edge of the back panel. View more info

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The Unforgiving Minute: Life of Rudyard Kipling

By: Harry Ricketts

Price: £18.00

Publisher: UK, Chatto & Windus: 1999

Edition: 1st Edition

Sellers ID: 03833

ISBN: 0701137444

Condition: Fine


Kipling wrote George Orwell, is' one of those writers one quotes unconsciously'. We think we know him - the anglo-Indian, the brilliant spinner of tales, the spokesman for empire. Yet do we? in this biography- Harry Ricketts explores the complex relationship between his eventful life, his work and his fame. View more info

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James Joyce

By: Herbert S. Gorman

Price: £50.00

Publisher: UK, Geoffrey Bles Ltd: 1926

Edition: 1st Edition

Sellers ID: 03745

Condition: Good


This book is more expositional than critical. Its primary purpose is to furnish an idea of what James Joyce has done in letters with particular emphasis on " Ulysses". There is a previous owners name in ink on the front end paper. The spine and boards are grubby with wear to its edges and the text block is foxed and grubby. A good tight reading copy. View more info

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John Calvin - A Pilgrim's Life

By: Herman J. Selderhuis

Price: £12.00

Publisher: USA, Inter-Varsity Press: 2009

Edition: 1st Edition

Sellers ID: 04006

ISBN: 1844743756

Condition: Very Good


Five hundred years after the birth of John Calvin, the reformer of geneva continues to loom large as one of the most formative figures in Christian history, and one of the most difficult to know up close and personal. The author presents here a fresh new biography based on a careful reading of Calvin's letters and other sources. A good, clean and tight copy. View more info

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Isaiah Berlin: A Life

By: Ignatieff, Michael

Price: £16.50

Publisher: UK, Chatto & Windus: 1998

Edition: 1st Edition

Sellers ID: 03008

ISBN: 0701163259

Condition: Very Good


Not only is Isiah Berlin thought to be the greatest and most humane of modern liberal philosophers , but his life story presents a vivid and thought-provoking chronicle of our time. Berlin agreed to talk to the author about his past, and from this sprang a rich, spreading sequence of conversations with continued through his final decade; the result is the first, full authorised biography. The text block has a little spotting to its front edge. The D/W ha some wear to its... View more info

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Edwardian Lady: Life of Edith Holden

By: Ina Taylor

Price: £18.00

Publisher: UK, Michael Joseph Ltd: 1980

Edition: 1st Edition

Sellers ID: 03864

ISBN: 0718119207

Condition: Very Good


In' The Edwardian Lady', Ina Taylor has brought together a unique collection of photographs, paintings and mementoes of the Holden family which tell the story of Edith's life, and the background against which she developed her talents. 'The Edwardian Lady is beautifully illustrated throughout, and is the perfect companion volume for all the devotees of The Country Diaries of an Edwardian Lady. There is light discolouration to the text block, and the D/W has minor scra... View more info

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Norman Mailer: A Double Life

By: J. Michael Lennon

Price: £18.00

Publisher: UK, Simon & Schuster: 2013

Edition: 1st Edition

Sellers ID: 04351

ISBN: 184737672X

Condition: Very Good


Norman Mailer was one of the giants of American letters, an international literary colossus, and one of the most celebrated public figures of his time. This biography gives us the man in full, a remarkable and unique figure in the context of his times. There is a water stain on the inside of the D/W at its base. A good clean tight copy. View more info

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Sinatra: Behind the Legend

By: J. Randy Taraborrelli

Price: £16.00

Publisher: UK, Sidgwick & Jackson: 2015

Edition: 3rd Edition

Sellers ID: 03708

ISBN: 0283072067

Condition: Fine


Frank Sinatra was one of the most influential and talented entertainers the world has ever seen. He was also one of the most complex - generous, a loyal friend, a champion of causes, a devoted son and father, a womanizer and a loud-mouth tough guy. Based on many years of in-depth research, including hundreds of interviews, the result is a compelling and honest tribute to a man whose songs touched a chord in all of us. A clean, tight and near fine copy. View more info

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Beckett Remembering Remembering Beckett

By: James Knowlson

Price: £15.00

Publisher: UK, Bloomsbury: 2006

Edition: 1st Edition

Sellers ID: 03749

ISBN: 0747578826

Condition: Near Fine


Beautifully designed and containing fascinating insights into Becketts world, together with a wide selection of photographs, some of them previously unpublished, this book is a lively and revealing tribute to a great novelist, poet and dramatist. The d/w a small nick to the head of the spine. A good clean tight copy. View more info

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And That's Not All: The Memoirs of Joan Plowright.

By: Joan Plowright

Price: £15.00

Publisher: uk, Weidenfeld & Nicolson: 2001

Edition: 1st Edition

Sellers ID: 03660

ISBN: 0297645943

Condition: Fine


With a host of good stories of a life devoted to acting, of fellow actors and directors, she recalls a career that continued to flourish in the years sinceOlivier's death. Joan Plowright reveals herself as a natural raconteur: her memoirs are a delight. There is light shelf wear to the D/W. View more info

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Escape An Episodic Play in a Prologue and Two Parts

By: John Galsworthy

Price: £15.00

Publisher: UK, Duckworth: 1926

Edition: 1st Edition

Sellers ID: 03755

Condition: Good


The soft green jacket shows wear to its corners and spine which has a lean the text block is speckled throughout. View more info

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Barefoot Soldier: A Story of Extreme Valour

By: Johnson Beharry VC

Price: £18.00

Publisher: UK, Sphere: 2006

Edition: 1st Edition

Sellers ID: 03965

ISBN: 0316733210

Condition: Near Fine


On the 18 march 2005, johnson Beharry, a private with the 1st Battalion Princess of Wales's Royal Regiment received Britain's highest award for gallantry. He became the first living recipient of the Victoria Cross for nearly forty years. View more info

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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... 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. T... View more info