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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. The D/w shows light edge wear to the panels and spine. A tight clean copy. View more info

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Born to Rule: Granddaughters of Victoria, Queens of Europe

By: Julia Gelardi

Price: £15.00

Publisher: UK, Headline: 2005

Edition: 1st Edition

Sellers ID: 04419

ISBN: 0755313917

Condition: Very Good


Five princesses were born into a world of privilege, luxury and power as granddaughters of Queen Victoria. As they grew up, the prestige of their formidable and beloved grandmother bound them together and ensured each of their shared illustrious destinies - as consorts in five of the most important ruling houses of Europe. A good, clean and tight copy. View more info

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The Busiest Man in England: The Life of Joseph Paxton, Gardener, Architect, and Victorian Visionary

By: Kate Colquhoun

Price: £15.00

Publisher: USA, David R. Godine Publisher: 2006

Edition: 1st Edition

Sellers ID: 03772

ISBN: 1567923011

Condition: Near Fine


Joseph Paxton, bestrode the worlds of horticulture, urban planning, and architecture like colossus. This was the indispensable man, the self-taught polymath and can-do pragmatist who had a solution to every large-scale logistical problem, the genius whom an impossibly overworked Charles Dickens dubbed " The Busiest Man in England". The d/w has been covered in plastic by the previous owner, and there is an owners label on the ffep. A good clean and tight copy. View more info

Kenneth Tynan, letters

By: Kenneth Tynan; Kathleen Tynan

Price: £15.00

Publisher: UK, Weidenfeld and Nicolson: 1994

Edition: 1st Edition

Sellers ID: 04537

ISBN: 0297810766

Condition: Very Good


In this volume are the letters kept and written by Kenneth Tynan. The text block is marked and a little grubby, it has a black line across its base denoting it was a remainder book. It also has a stamp on the preface page stating it is a bargain book. otherwise a good, 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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My Archipelago: The Story of a Family

By: Kit Chapman

Price: £18.00

Publisher: UK, Mercer Books: 2010

Edition: 1st Edition

Sellers ID: 04164

ISBN: 0955712718

Condition: Very Good


In this epic saga written from the sublime peace of his Aegean archipelago. Kit Chapman unravels the turbulent story of his family. It is a tale of fortunes won and lost, of bitter rivalries, death and suicide, moral angst, and the consuming love affair of his parents, Etty and Peter. A good, clean and tight copy. View more info

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In Which They Served: The Royal Navy Officer Experience in the Second World War

By: Lavery, Brian

Price: £15.00

Publisher: UK., Conway: 2008

Edition: 1st Edition

Sellers ID: 02931

ISBN: 1844860701

Condition: Very Good


This is the compelling untold story of how a new breed of British naval officers trained for, fought and help win the Second World War at sea.Superbly illustrated ,it is a first-rate read for anyone with an interest in, or connection to , the wartime Royal Navy. There are small dents to the side of the spine on the D/W and there is also some rippling to the edges of the D/W. View more info

Hide-and-Seek With AngelsThe Life of J.M. Barrie

By: Lisa Chaney

Price: £18.00

Publisher: UK, Hutchinson: 2005

Edition: 1st Edition

Sellers ID: 04528

ISBN: 0091795397

Condition: Very Good


This wide ranging and fascinating biography of the deeply complex and frequently misunderstood writer who created ' Peter Pan ' reveals him as an artist whose radicalism still challenges us. There is light wear to the edge of the back cover. A good clean and tight copy. 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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Napoleon and Betsy: Recollections of Napoleon at St Helena

By: Lucia Elizabeth Abell

Price: £15.00

Publisher: UK, Fonthill Media: 2012

Edition: 1st Edition

Sellers ID: 03761

ISBN: 1781550344

Condition: Fine


The story of Napoleon and Betsy Balcombe is an unusual and fascinating tale. A fallen Emperor who once controlled most of Europe makes friends with an impudent, pretty and spirited young English girl, who had only recently celebrated her thirteenth birthday. A fine clean and tight copy. 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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The clear shadow

By: Mary Casey

Price: £20.00

Publisher: UK, Rigby & Lewis Easter: 1992

Edition: 1st Edition

Sellers ID: 04430

ISBN: 1869887123

Condition: Very Good


During her life-time Mary Casey had been persuaded to publish only a handful of her poems, always in journals of limited circulation. On her death, in 1980 , she left behind a large body of work, from, which three sequences of poetry have been selected. This is no 131 of a limited no of 250 which was the first print run. There is a dedication on the front end paper which says " for Elspeth Huxley from Gerard Casey ". A good , 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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Going to the wars

By: Max Hastings

Price: £15.00

Publisher: UK, Macmillan: 2000

Edition: 1st Edition

Sellers ID: 04517

ISBN: 0333771044

Condition: Very Good


This book is the story of a self-confessed coward; a writer with heroic ambitions who found himself recording the doings of heroes when he understood that he did not have what it took to be a hero himself. This book is an inspiration to faint-hearted adventurers everywhere.This book has a lean to the spine, otherwise a good, tight copy. 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