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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 corners and edges. It is still a good tight copy. 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 scratches on the rear panel, and is also priced clipped. Otherwise a clean and tight copy. The price of this book includes postag... 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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Allan Pinkerton: The Eye who never slept

By: James A Mackay

Price: £16.00

Publisher: Scotland, Mainstream: 1996

Edition: 1st Edition

Sellers ID: 04525

ISBN: 1851588256

Condition: Very Good


Allen Pinkerton, the young Scotsman, who fled to the United States with a solitary silver dollar and the law hot on his heels, would create an enterprise without parallel anywhere in the world, a nationwide police system more than half a century before the FBI was thought of, and a global network of agents which anticipated Interpol by many years. The D/w has been priced clipped. A good, clean and tight 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

Sounds Out of Silence a Life of Alexander Graham Bell

By: James Mackay

Price: £16.50

Publisher: Scotland, Trafalgar Square: 1997

Edition: 1st Edition

Sellers ID: 04531

ISBN: 1851588337

Condition: Very Good


This biography follows Bell from his birthplace in Edinburgh to his studies and teaching in London and Europe and thence to riches and fame in the United States and Canada. This book is the definitive story of one of the world's greatest inventors. A good, clean and tight copy. View more info

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John Buchan and his world

By: Janet Adam Smith

Price: £18.00

Publisher: UK, Thames and Hudson: 1979

Edition: 1st Edition

Sellers ID: 04534

ISBN: 0500130671

Condition: Very Good


The author captures the flavour of Buchan's energetic literary and political life but also of the 'happy moorland peace' of his native Scottish hills, which he loved best of all. This book also has 121 illustrations. The D/w has been priced clipped. A good, tight copy. View more info

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Desert Queen : The Extraordinary Life of Gertrude Bell

By: Janet Wallach

Price: £20.00

Publisher: UK, Weidenfield and Nicolson: 1996

Edition: 1st Edition

Sellers ID: 04209

ISBN: 0297812491

Condition: Near Fine


Turning away from privileged Victorian England, Gertrude Bell explored . mapped and excavated the world of the Arabs, winning the trust of Arab Sheiks and chieftains along the way. Gertrude Bell emerges in this biography as a woman whose accomplishments rank as crucial to world history and whose life is both a heartbreaking story and grand adventure. There is very light creasing to the head od the spine on the D/W. View more info

Different drummer: the life of Kenneth MacMillan

By: Jann Parry

Price: £18.00

Publisher: UK, Faber & Faber: 2010

Edition: 1st Edition

Sellers ID: 04400

ISBN: 0571243037

Condition: Very Good


This first complete biography of Kenneth MacMillan tracks the life of this complex artist from his working-class upbringing, to his posts as Artistic Director of the first Berlin Ballet and then the Royal Ballet, to his tragic and sudden death during a performance of one of his own ballets in 1992. There is a small indent on the fore edge of the text block And a crease across the corner on the front cover. A good tight copy. View more info

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Edmund Wilson: A Biography

By: Jeffrey Meyers

Price: £16.00

Publisher: USA, Houghton Mifflin Harcourt: 1995

Edition: 1st Edition

Sellers ID: 04401

ISBN: 0395689937

Condition: Very Good


This pioneering life of Edmund Wilson completes the trilogy on modern American writers that Jeffery Meyers began with biographies of Hemingway and Fitzgerald. Wilson , whom Gore Vidal call " America's best mind " had interest that ranged far beyond literature. The D/W shows light shelf wear. A good, tight copy. View more info

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Tobias Smollett

By: Jeremy Lewis

Price: £15.00

Publisher: UK, Jonathon Cape: 2003

Edition: 1st Edition

Sellers ID: 04535

ISBN: 0224061518

Condition: Very Good


Crammed with curious details from the worlds of publishing, medicine, politics and literary life. This book is a magnificent resurrection of a writer who was hard-boiled and thin skinned, generous and vindictive, comical and curmudgeonly. The d/w has light shelf wear. A good, 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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The Red Dean of Canterbury: The Public and Private Faces of Hewlett Johnson

By: John Butler

Price: £18.00

Publisher: UK, Scala Arts Publishers Inc.: 2011

Edition: 1st Edition

Sellers ID: 03700

ISBN: 1857597362

Condition: Fine


Hewlett Johnson, the ' Red Dean' of Canterbury Cathedral from 1931-1963, was one of the most complex and intriguing public figures in the twentieth century Britain. He did not retire as Dean until the age of eighty-nine, , when he had served almost sixty years in the Anglian ministry. There is light rippling to the top edge of the D/W. A good , clean and tight copy. 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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Donne: The Reformed Soul

By: John Stubbs

Price: £18.00

Publisher: UK, Viking: 2006

Edition: 1st Edition

Sellers ID: 04413

ISBN: 0670915106

Condition: Very Good


Following Donne through calm and storm, from plague-ridden streets to the palaces of the English Renaissance, from the taverns and theatres on the bankside to the pulpit of St Paul's, John Stubbs's biography is a vivid, dazzling portrait of an extraordinary writer and his country at a time of bewildering and cruel transformation. The Text block has speckling to its page edges, The D/w shows wear to its extremities and corners. 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 the corners and edges of the D/W 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