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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

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

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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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Foley: The Spy Who Saved 10,000 Jews

By: Michael Smith

Price: £15.00

Publisher: UK, Hodder & Stoughton: 1999

Edition: 1st Edition

Sellers ID: 03865

ISBN: 0340718501

Condition: Fine


Frank Foley helped thousands of Jews to escape from Germany. At Adolf Eichmann's trial he was described has a ' Scarlet Pimpernel', risking his own life to save Jews threatened with death by the Nazis. But he remains virtually unknown, largely because his job as Passport Control Officer in Berlin was a cover for his real role as MI6 head of station in the German capital. He is considered one of MI6 greatest ever officers. A fine / Nr fine , tight and clean 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