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The Surrender of Napoleon

By: Frederick Lewis Maitland

Price: £14.00

Publisher: UK, Fonthill Media: 2013

Edition: 1st Edition

Sellers ID: 04075

ISBN: 1781551766

Condition: Very Good


This book is Maitland's detailed, tense and fascinating narrative of the French Emperor's desperate attempts to escape France and of his time on HMS Bellerophon. Originally published in shorter form in 1826, this is the rarely - told final chapter in Napoleon's career as a world leader, narrated by the man that experienced it first - hand. A good, clean and tight copy. 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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Exile on Front Street: My Life as a Hells Angel

By: George Christie

Price: £18.00

Publisher: UK, Sidgwick & Jackson: 2012

Edition: 1st Edition

Sellers ID: 03720

ISBN: 150984032X

Condition: Fine


In this book, George Christie takes us on an action-packed ride through his forty years as a Hell's Angel. He describes the larger-than-life characters in the club, the brotherhood and the betrayals, being targeted by the Feds and his stretches in prison. A good, clean and tight copy. 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 front paste down, there is also very light wear to the corners of the D/W. A nice clean copy. View more info

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John Mortimer: The Devil's Advocate: The Unauthorised Biography

By: Graham Lord

Price: £15.00

Publisher: UK, Orion: 2005

Edition: 2nd Edition

Sellers ID: 04218

ISBN: 0752866559

Condition: Very Good


Graham Lord, has interviewed scores of John Mortimer's family, friends, mistresses and enemies to a write a devastating biography that reveals the startling reality behind the cuddly image - a book that Mortimer at first encouraged and then tried desperately to censor, in vain. There is light wear to the rear panel of the D/W. 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

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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 the D/W which hasn't affect the text block, the D/W also shows light shelf wear to its corners and edges. Otherwise a good, cle... 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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Prince Charles: A Biography.

By: Holden, Anthony

Price: £16.00

Publisher: UK, Bantam Press: 1998

Edition: 1st Edition

Sellers ID: 02042

ISBN: 0593024702

Condition: Very Good


There is light wear to the D/J. View more info

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William Russell special correspondent of the times

By: Hudson, Roger

Price: £15.00

Publisher: london, Folio Society: 1995

Edition: Folio Society

Sellers ID: 01571

Condition: Very Good


Book in good condition .But does not have slip cover View more info

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Spike Milligan

By: Humphrey Carpenter

Price: £16.00

Publisher: UK, Hodder & Stoughton Ltd: 2003

Edition: 1st Edition

Sellers ID: 04385

ISBN: 0340826118

Condition: Very Good


In this first major biography since Milligan's death in February 2002, Humphrey Carpenter draws more fully than ever before on Spike's writings and those closest to him to chart the life of this most complex man. He uncovers a personality which could be as difficult, contradictory and misanthropic as it was passionate, sensitive and inspired. A good, tight copy. View more info

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Hester: The Remarkable Life of Dr Johnson's 'Dear Mistress'

By: Ian McIntyre

Price: £15.00

Publisher: UK, Constable & Robinson: 2008

Edition: 1st Edition

Sellers ID: 03686

ISBN: 1845294491

Condition: Near Fine


Hester Thrale,s relationship with Samuel Johnson has been the subject of endless speculation. She was his sparring partner, his most intimate confidante, his ' Dear Mistress' - and one of the most remarkable women of her time. There is light marking to the fore-edge of the text block. The D/W shows light shelf wear and is price clipped. View more info