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Untold Stories

By: A Bennett

Price: £18.00

Publisher: UK, Gardners Books: 2005

Edition: 1st Edition

Sellers ID: 04446

ISBN: 0571228305

Condition: Near Fine


This book is Alan Bennett's first collection of prose since Writing Home and takes in all his major writings over the last ten years. at times heartrending and at others extremely funny, it is a matchless and unforgettable anthology. A good, clean and tight copy. View more info

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C. S. Lewis: A Biography

By: A. N. Wilson

Price: £18.00

Publisher: Uk, Collins: 1990

Edition: 1st Edition

Sellers ID: 04349

ISBN: 0002151375

Condition: Near Fine


C.S. Lewis was a brilliant. prolific writer and a deeply complex man, capable of inspiring both great devotion and great hostility. A.N.Wilson is an uncannily sensitive biographer, under whose gaze Lewis emerges, vigorous, bluff and noisy, in al his foursquare and independent reality. A good , clean and tight copy. View more info

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Betjeman

By: A.N. Wilson

Price: £18.00

Publisher: UK, Hutchinson: 2006

Edition: 1st Edition

Sellers ID: 04747

ISBN: 0091797020

Condition: Near Fine


This book is the first to use fully the vast archive of personal material relating to Betjeman's private life, including literally hundreds of letters written by his wife about their life together and apart. A good, clean and tight copy. View more info

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Admiral Collingwood

By: Adams max

Price: £18.00

Publisher: london, weidenfeld & Nicolson: 2005

Sellers ID: 01792

ISBN: 029784640X

Condition: Very Good


book in v/g condition Nelsons own hero. View more info

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Samuel Morton Peto: A Victorian Entrepreneur

By: Adrian Vaughan

Price: £18.00

Publisher: UK, Ian Allan Publishing: 2006

Edition: 1st Edition

Sellers ID: 04059

ISBN: 0711033781

Condition: Near Fine


The name of Samuel Morton Peto has been familiar to decades of railway enthusiasts through his involvement in a variety of railway projects in companies such as Peto & Betts or Peto Brassey & Betts, but who was the real man ? His bust at Norwich railway station claim him to be a Baptist, Philanthropist and Entrepreneur'. While this is true, he was also branded a' liar, Cheat and Fraud'. There are two small indents to the front of the D/W. View more info

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Resistance: Memoirs of Occupied France

By: Agnes Humbert

Price: £18.00

Publisher: UK, Bloomsbury Publishing PLC: 2008

Edition: 2nd Edition

Sellers ID: 04326

ISBN: 0747595976

Condition: Near Fine


Written with the immediacy of events just lived, Resistance' stands today as a testament to one woman's indomitable spirit, and as an eloquent tribute to the sacrifice and courage of her comrades who did not survive. A good, clean and tight copy. View more info

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Dan Jenkins: A Biography: His life and Times in Cardiganshire and Carmarthenshire.

By: Alan Leech

Price: £15.00

Publisher: Wales UK, Y Lolfa Cyf: 2011

Edition: 1st Edition

Sellers ID: 04787

ISBN: 1847713165

Condition: Very Good


This the biography of leading Welsh-Language pioneer Dan Jenkins (1856 - 1946 ) who achieved a great deal for the newly emerging board schools of the late nineteenth century. A good, clean and tight copy. View more info

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Pete Doherty: Last of the Rock Romantics

By: Alex Hannaford

Price: £14.00

Publisher: UK, Ebury Press: 2006

Edition: 1st Edition

Sellers ID: 03891

ISBN: 0091910781

Condition: Near Fine


Last of the Rock Romantics gets to the core of Pete Doherty - his musicianship, his passion, his self-destructive tendencies and his quest to find a mythic England that probably exists only in his imagination. This is a definitive biography of a very British legend. There is a dried rose and stem in the front of the book which we thought we would leave. There is light wear to the head and foot of the D/W spine. View more info

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Kings of the North

By: Alexander Rose

Price: £30.00

Publisher: UK, Orion Pub Co: 2002

Edition: 1st Edition

Sellers ID: 04389

ISBN: 0297818600

Condition: Near Fine


The House of Percy resounds throughout Shakespeare's history plays, the Wars of the Roses and the centuries-long Anglo-Scottish Wars. This book considers the family within its broader context of British history - too often regarded as purely ' Southern English ' history - and offers the reader the grand sweep of Anglo-Scottish history from the perspective of individuals. A good, clean and tight copy. View more info

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A Very Unimportant Officer

By: Alexander Stewart

Price: £16.00

Publisher: UK, Hodder & Stoughton Ltd: 2008

Edition: 1st Edition

Sellers ID: 04420

ISBN: 0340977116

Condition: Near Fine


This book is a detailed and intimate account of the experience of an ordinary officer on the front line in France and Flanders throughout 1916 and 1917. It gives us a fascinating insight into the horrors and absurdities of trench life. A good, clean and square copy. View more info

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The Lost Tudor Princess: A Life of Margaret Douglas, Countess of Lennox

By: Alison Weir

Price: £18.00

Publisher: UK, Jonathan Cape: 2015

Edition: 1st Edition

Sellers ID: 04571

ISBN: 0224089803

Condition: Very Good


This is the biography of an extraordinary life that spanned five tudor reigns, a life packed with intrigue, drama and tragedy. The d/w shows some rippling to the top of the flaps. View more info

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Caligula: A Biography

By: Aloys Winterling

Price: £18.00

Publisher: USA, University of California Press: 2015

Edition: 1st Edition

Sellers ID: 04500

ISBN: 0520287592

Condition: Very Good


In this lively biography of Rome's infamous third emperor, readers will not find the wild-eyed dictator the public has, for nearly two millennia, come to expect. Offering not an apology for the 'mad' emperor but a thoughtful argument for his sanity, Winterling debunks Caligula's most grotesque and oft-repeated crimes. There is writing in pencil on the rear end -paper A good, clean and tight copy. View more info

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Eisenhower: The President: Vol 2

By: Ambrose, Stephen. E.

Price: £18.00

Publisher: U.S.A., Simon & Schuster: 1984

Edition: 1st Edition

Sellers ID: 02658

ISBN: 0671499017

Condition: Very Good


This is the second and concluding volume of Stephen ambrose's biography of Eisenhower. This definitive and sometimes critical work is the culmination of twenty years of research by one of the editors of the Eisenhower papers. The spine is lightly faded and the text block as heavy spotting to the head and there is light foxing to the inside of the DJ. please note; standard shipping (2nd class) to world zones 1 and 2 is by sea, and will take between 60 and 90 days. View more info

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The Rose of Martinique: A Life of Napoleon's Josephine

By: Andrea Stuart

Price: £18.00

Publisher: UK, Macmillan: 2003

Edition: 1st Edition

Sellers ID: 03824

ISBN: 0333739337

Condition: Fine


With the dismissive epigram ' Not tonight Josephine ', history has relegated Napoleon's empress to the role of mere boudoir distraction. Bedazzled by her more famous husband, biographers have neglected Josephine's own life story - a story that encompassed Caribbean slave revolts, arranged marriage, revolutionary politics and the threat of the guillotine, before she even met the man whose historical shadow all but obliterated her own. The red boards are fine the D/W shows light wear to its edges. View more info

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Inventing Mark Twain

By: Andrew Hoffman

Price: £18.00

Publisher: UK, Weidenfeld & Nicolson: 1997

Edition: 1st Edition

Sellers ID: 04475

ISBN: 0297815369

Condition: Very Good


This is an absorbing portrait of an American literary genius, whose muse was the desire for fortune, and whose misplaced entrepreneurial enthusiasms more than once endangered the very money he worked so hard to earn. There are bumps to the hard boards. View more info

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Ian Fleming

By: Andrew Lycett

Price: £18.00

Publisher: UK, Trafalgar Square: 1995

Edition: 1st Edition

Sellers ID: 03924

ISBN: 0297812998

Condition: Near Fine


Ian Fleming was infinitely more complicated and interesting than his Famous fictional hero, James Bond. Here Andrew Lycett offers the fullest ever account of Agent 007's publishing history and cultural significance. He also gives some insight into Fleming's wartime career where he served in naval intelligence where he master-minded several top secret operations. There is the tiniest of closed tears to the head of the d/w spine. View more info

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Lost Spy

By: Andrew Meier

Price: £15.00

Publisher: UK, Weidenfeld & Nicolson: 2009

Edition: 1st Edition

Sellers ID: 04045

ISBN: 0297856553

Condition: Very Good


For half a century, the case of Isaiah Oggins, an American brutally murdered in 1947 on Stalin's orders, remained sealed in the secret files of the KGB and the FBI - a footnote buried in the rubble of the cold war. The Lost Spy at last reveals the truth: Oggins was one of the first Americans to spy for the Soviets. There is a small closed tear to the top front corner and there is light creasing to the top of the d/w. View more info

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W. B. Yeats and George Yeats: The Letters

By: Ann Saddlemyer

Price: £25.00

Publisher: UK, Oxford University Press: 2011

Edition: 1st Edition

Sellers ID: 04590

ISBN: 0198184387

Condition: Very Good


During the twenty-two years of their married life, W.B. and George Yeats corresponded regularly and in depth whenever they were apart. The letters between them not only tell the story of the marriage of two minds and the world they created, but also illuminate how Yeats worked on his writing and reveal a refreshing image of the poet as a family man. A good, clean and tight copy. View more info

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Henry Williamson: Tarka and the Last Romantic

By: Anne Williamson

Price: £14.00

Publisher: UK, Sutton Publishing Ltd: 1997

Edition: 2nd Edition

Sellers ID: 03771

ISBN: 0750914920

Condition: very good


This book, the first full biography of Williamson, provides an unflinching portrait of this deeply divided and often unhappy man. Profoundly affected by his experiences during the First World War, he was hailed by some as genius - bur upset many others by his apparent fascist sympathies, and Anne Williamson confronts this controversy. Meticulously researched and impressively detailed, this biography draws widely on Henry's own archive. A good clean and tight copy. View more info

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Basil Hume: The Monk Cardinal

By: Anthony Howard

Price: £15.00

Publisher: UK, Headline: 2005

Edition: 1st Edition

Sellers ID: 03681

ISBN: 0755312473

Condition: Fine


Anthony Howard was granted unique access to Cardinal Hume's private papers and the people who knew him best to make this the definitive biography of one of the Catholic Church's greatest leaders. The D/w shows light shelf wear to its front and back panels. otherwise a good , clean and tight copy. View more info