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Racing Ace: The Fights and Flights of Samuel 'Kink' Kinkead DSO, DSC, DFC

By: Julian Lewis

Price: £25.00

Publisher: UK, Pen & Sword Aviation: 2011

Edition: 1st Edition

Sellers ID: 04147

ISBN: 1848842163

Condition: Very Good


Based on original despatches, war diaries and news reports, Racing Ace is the story of Samuel KinKead who won six decorations for gallantry as a fighter ace on the Western Front and in the Russia Civil War. The narrative alternates between Kink's action-packed life and contemporary debates on strategy and policy at the highest level - in the armed forces, in Parliament and in Government. A good , clean 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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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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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

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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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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 sp... 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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Stephen Hawking: A life in science

By: Michael White

Price: £18.00

Publisher: UK, BCA: 1992

Edition: Book Club Edition

Sellers ID: 04012

ISBN: 0670840130

Condition: Very Good


Holder of Newton's chair at Cambridge, Professor Stephen Hawking has become one of the most famous scientists since Einstein. The author's explore the man, the scientist and his science, making the importance of his scientific achievements accessible and clear and showing how he has not only survived a crippling disease but reached the top of his profession despite it. The text block is lightly marked, and the d/w is lightly worn on its edges top and bottom. 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 ... 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. ... View more info

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Montgomery

By: Moorehead, Alan

Price: £15.00

Publisher: GmBH, military book society: 1946

Edition: 1st Edition

Sellers ID: 02681

Condition: Good


In 1942 the name of the little-known general suddenly became a household word in Britain, ranking with Marlborough and Wellington. An unbroken run of success in battle, a personality blessed with a touch of eccentricity - these things made Monty a legend in his own lifetime. There is spotting to the text block edges and the DJ show shelf ware and is lightly faded and also has a small nick to the base of the spine. The rear end -paper is dirty. View more info

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Lord of the Isle: The Extravagent Life and Times of Colin Tennant (Lord Glenconner)

By: Nicholas Courtney

Price: £15.00

Publisher: UK, Bene Factum Publishing Ltd: 2012

Edition: 1st Edition

Sellers ID: 03110

ISBN: 190307164X

Condition: Very Good


This is the remarkable life story of Colin Tennant ( Lord Glenconner ) which charts the successes and failures of a man determined to make something out of nothing. He bought a small Caribbean island and strove to turn it into a luxurious holiday destination. and he succeeded. The happenings of the great and good on the isle of Mustique were of constant interest to the press. A good clean tight copy. View more info

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Nelson's Battles: The Art of Victory in the Age of Sail

By: Nicholas, Tracy

Price: £15.00

Publisher: UK., Gerald Duckworth & Company: 1996

Edition: 1st Edition

Sellers ID: 02695

ISBN: 1861760035

Condition: Very Good


Nelson's Battles covers in detail all the great sea battles, the ships and their armament, strategy, battle tactics, signals and instructions and, not least, the protagonist himself. The DJ shows light shelf wear. View more info