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Evelyn Waugh: a Biography

By: Selina Hastings

Price: £15.00

Publisher: UK, Houghton Mifflin: 1994

Edition: 3rd Edition

Sellers ID: 03838

ISBN: 1856192237

Condition: Near Fine


Selina Hastings has uncovered a wealth of new material, in particular on Waugh's childhood, his dissipated undergraduate life, first marriage, several love affairs during the 1930s, his turbulent war, and his enduring but thorny relationship with three favourite women of the world. Selina Hastings as written a perceptive, comprehensive and entertaining biography. There is light spotting to the text block, and the D/W has wear to its edges and a small tear on the top back... View more info

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Shackleton: The Polar Journeys

By: Shackleton, Sir Ernest.

Price: £18.00

Publisher: UK, Birlinn Ltd: 2002

Edition: 1st Edition

Sellers ID: 03525

ISBN: 1841581968

Condition: Near Fine


This omnibus edition combines' Heart of Antarctic and South, Ernest Shackleton's personal accounts of his polar expeditions. Heart of the Antarctic is the story of his polar expedition of 1907-1909, part of his never-ending quest to reach the South Pole. South is Shackleton's account of a journey that began in August 1914 with high hopes of a first in exploration and ended two years latter in a desperate struggle for survival. The D/W is covered in p... View more info

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A Country Woman's Journal: The Sketchbook of a Passionate Naturalist

By: Shaw, Margaret

Price: £18.00

Publisher: UK, Constable: 2002

Edition: 1st Edition

Sellers ID: 03037

ISBN: 1841196312

Condition: Very Good


Hidden in a drawer for over seventy years, Margaret Shaw's perfectly preserved sketchbook diaries of 1926 to 1928 record in watercolour and prose the flora and fauna of an almost vanished world, where eaves swarm with house martins, elm trees still grow tall and hedgerows are everywhere filled with " quarrelsome noisy wrens " . a delightful book. There is an owners name in faint pencil on the front end paper. View more info

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Bold Man of the Sea: My Epic Journey

By: Shekhdar, Jim

Price: £15.00

Publisher: UK, Hodder & Stoughton Ltd: 2001

Edition: 1st Edition

Sellers ID: 03284

ISBN: 0340821701

Condition: Very Good


Through nine eventful months at sea , Jim Shekhdar travelled more than 10,000 miles from South America to Queensland and became the first person ever to row single-handed across the Pacific Ocean. The corners have been bumped. A good ,clean and tight copy View more info

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Lucie Aubrac: The French Resistance Heroine Who Defied the Gestapo

By: Siân Rees

Price: £15.00

Publisher: UK, Michael O'Mara: 2015

Edition: 1st Edition

Sellers ID: 04203

ISBN: 1782433872

Condition: Very Good


Who was Lucie Aubrac? What did she really do in 1943? And was she truly the spirit of " La vraie France ", or a woman who could not resist casting herself as a heroine, whatever the cost to the truth? Sian Rees' penetrating account is the first full English - language biography of this extraordinary woman. There is light wear to the edges of the D/W. there is also a dirty smudge on the front end paper. View more info

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For Want of the Golden City

By: Sitwell, Sacheverell

Price: £15.00

Publisher: UK, Thames & Hudson Ltd: 1973

Edition: 1st Edition

Sellers ID: 03162

ISBN: 050001096X

Condition: Very Good


A major work by one of the finest and most original writers of English prose, this book is a self-portrait of the author, though in no sense is it an autobiography. There is a signature ( not the authors ) and date in ink on the inside of the front fly-leaf. The D/J shows light shelf-wear to its edges top and base. View more info

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Sea of Memories

By: Smith, Stan

Price: £15.00

Publisher: UK, Spellmount Publishers Ltd: 1985

Edition: 1st Edition

Sellers ID: 03353

ISBN: 0946771189

Condition: Very Good


This book is one man's adventures over 29 years in the Royal Navy. William Stanley Smith, was born in 1899. At the age of 15 years he ran away to sea and this is the beginning of a fascinating story. Stan Smith's recollection of the Great Fighting Ships of the First World War including the ' Q' Ships makes this book both interesting and informative. With light indentations and rippling to the D/W this is a good clean copy. View more info

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Bogart

By: Sperber. A.M ; Eric Lax

Price: £16.50

Publisher: USA, William Morrow & Co: 1997

Edition: 1st Edition

Sellers ID: 03584

ISBN: 0688075398

Condition: Near Fine


Humphrey Bogart died in 1957, and it has taken forty years for a truly in-depth biography of him to appear. But Bogart is not just another movie star biography. Perhaps no other book has provided a more graphic rendering of what life was like for a contract player when the big studios ruled Hollywood or has captured in the late 1940's as some of the biggest names in the industry pitted themselves against the excesses of House Un-American Activities Committee in the early... View more info

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Mozart: The Early Years 1756-1781

By: Stanley. Sadie

Price: £16.00

Publisher: UK, Oxford University Press: 2006

Edition: 1st Edition

Sellers ID: 03392

ISBN: 0198165293

Condition: Very Good


In this work the author draws on the wealth of new scholarship to create a magnificent critical study of the composer's early life and works. The D/J has light edge ware . View more info

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Marie Curie: A Life

By: Susan Quinn

Price: £18.00

Publisher: UK, William Heinemann Ltd: 1995

Edition: 1st Edition

Sellers ID: 04356

ISBN: 0434605034

Condition: Near Fine


Marie Curie is one of the most celebrated women of all time. Yet, until now, this complicated, struggling human being has remained obscured by the story-book image of a paragon too god to be true.Marie Curie is a brilliant, moving and often surprising portrait of a vulnerable woman who was a heroine. A good, clean and tight copy. View more info

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A prima donna's progress: the autobiography of Joan Sutherland

By: Sutherland,Joan.

Price: £16.50

Publisher: UK, Weidenfeld & Nicolson: 1997

Edition: 1st Edition

Sellers ID: 03610

ISBN: 0297813218

Condition: Near Fine


Joan Sutherland's voice remains one of the marvels of our century. Her liquid tone, astonishing trills, range and accuracy justly earned her the title 'La Stupenda', and led to standing ovations for her performances in all the major opera houses around the world. This autobiography brings to life a remarkable career that spanned more than forty years. The book is covered in a protective plastic cover which will come with the book. A good, clean and tight copy. View more info

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Seven Pillars of Wisdom

By: T. E. Lawrence

Price: £15.00

Publisher: UK, Jonathan Cape Ltd: 1976

Edition: 5th or later Edition

Sellers ID: 03971

ISBN: 0224013416

Condition: Very Good


This is T.E. Lawrence's classic work, with the omission's of the 1955 edition later restored in 1973, now reprinted to celebrate the centenary of his birth. There is light speckling to the text block fore edge and a stamp on its base. The D/w is sun faded with an open tear to the base of the spine. View more info

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Commander: The Life and Exploits of Britain's Greatest Frigate Captain

By: Taylor, Stephen

Price: £12.50

Publisher: UK., Faber & Faber: 2013

Edition: Reprints

Sellers ID: 02743

ISBN: 0571277128

Condition: Very Good


Edward Pellew, captain of the legendary ' Indefatigable ' was quite simply the greatest frigate captain in the age of sail. The likely model for Jack Aubrey in Patrick O'Brian's novels, he was orphaned at eight and fought his way up from the bottom of the Navy to fleet command and a viscountcy. Ferociously combative and an incomparable seaman. View more info

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From log-cabin to white house: Life of James a. Garsfield.

By: Thayer M. William.

Price: £15.00

Publisher: UK., Ward, Lock ,Bowden & Co.: 0

Edition: No Publishing Date

Sellers ID: 02669

Condition: Poor


This book is about the boyhood, youth, manhood and assassination of an American President James A. Garfield. The boards have been covered in brown paper and the spine has sprung and the f.e.p are grubby. this book is not in the best of condition but is still readable. View more info

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The Rolling Stones - 50. by Mick Jagger, Keith Richards, Charlie Watts & Ronnie Wood

By: The Rolling Stones

Price: £35.00

Publisher: UK, Thames & Hudson: 2012

Edition: 1st Edition

Sellers ID: 03150

ISBN: 0500516243

Condition: Very Good


Curated, introduced and narrated by the band themselves.' The Rolling Stones 50' is the only officially authorized book to celebrate this milestone. With privileged access to a wealth of unseen and rare material, it is packed with superb reportage photography, contact sheets, negative strips, outtakes and so much more, from every period in the band's history. With more than 1,000 illustrations, it also features some of the most rare and interesting Stones memorabilia in ... View more info

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Tony Curtis :American Prince: My Autobiography

By: Tony Curtis; Peter Golenbock

Price: £15.00

Publisher: UK, Virgin Books: 2008

Edition: 1st Edition

Sellers ID: 03825

ISBN: 1905264348

Condition: Fine


Sparing no name, no detail and no ego. Tony Curtis speaks candidly of the people he has know during his long career. From his hard-knock childhood to his wild days as a Hollywood playboy, his destructive drug addiction and his life as an artist in his eighties. Tony Curtis speaks with humour and grace about a truly amazing life. The black boards are fine, the edges of the D/W show wear. A good, clean and tight copy. View more info

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Mike Tyson : Undisputed Truth My Autobiography

By: Tyson, Mike

Price: £15.00

Publisher: UK., HarperSport: 2013

Edition: 1st Edition

Sellers ID: 02858

ISBN: 0007502516

Condition: Very Good


A bare - knuckled ,tell-all memoir from Mike Tyson, the one - time heavyweight champion of the world - and a legend both in and out of the ring. There is light marking to the text block edges. View more info

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Selected Letters of Vanessa Bell

By: Vanessa Bell

Price: £18.00

Publisher: UK, Bloomsbury Publishing PLC: 1993

Edition: 1st Edition

Sellers ID: 03896

ISBN: 0747515506

Condition: Very Good


Vanessa Bell was a prolific letter writer, and more than six hundred spanning more than seventy years, appear in this volume. The author divides the letters chronologically and introduces each section with scene-setting biographical detailsThe corners of the boards are bumped and the text block is speckled. The D/W is creased on the top front edge which also has a small hole in it. There is a red line across the top edge of the text block. A tight , square copy. View more info

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Jonathan Swift

By: Victoria Glendinning

Price: £18.00

Publisher: UK, Random House Uk: 1998

Edition: 1st Edition

Sellers ID: 04149

ISBN: 0091791960

Condition: Very Good


Victoria Glendinning has taken a literary zoom-lens to illuminate this proud and intractable man. She investigates at close range the main events and relationships of Swift's life, providing a compelling and provocative portrait set in a rich tapestry of controversy and paradox. The D/W has been priced clipped, and the top of the text block has speckling. View more info

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The Poets' Daughters: Dora Wordsworth and Sara Coleridge

By: Waldegrave, Katie

Price: £15.00

Publisher: UK, Hutchinson: 2013

Edition: 1st Edition

Sellers ID: 03479

ISBN: 0091931126

Condition: Fine


Dora Wordsworth and Sara Coleridge were lifelong friends. They were also the daughters of best friends: William Wordsworth and Samuel Taylor Coleridge, the two poetic geniuses who shaped the romantic age. Drawing on a host of sources the author tells the never-before-told story of how two young women, born into greatness, shaped their own legacies. A good, clean and tight copy. View more info