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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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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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Untold Stories

By: Alan Bennett

Price: £16.00

Publisher: UK, Faber & Faber: 2005

Edition: 2nd Edition

Sellers ID: 03702

ISBN: 0571228305

Condition: Fine


Untold Stories' 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, ' Untold Stories' is a matchless and unforgettable anthology. The D/W has rippling to its edges and small tears to the lower corners. A good tight clean 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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Letter from America: 1946-2004

By: Alistair Cooke

Price: £15.00

Publisher: uk, Allen Lane/ Penquin Books Ltd: 2004

Edition: 6th printing

Sellers ID: 03860

ISBN: 0713998342

Condition: Fine


Imbued with Alistair Cook's good humour, elegance and understanding, Letter from America 1946 - 2004 is a captivating insight into the heart of a nation, and a fitting tribute to the man who was for so many the most reassuring voice of our times. A fine, clean and tight copy. View more info

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Michael Schumacher: The Quest for Redemption.

By: Allen, James

Price: £16.00

Publisher: Partridge Press: 1999

Edition: 1st Edition

Sellers ID: 02033

ISBN: 1852252723

Condition: Very Good


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Between two poles

By: Amyr Klink

Price: £90.00

Publisher: UK, Bloomsbury: 1995

Edition: 1st Edition

Sellers ID: 04387

ISBN: 0747519722

Condition: Very Good


Amyr Klink is one of the great navigator-writers of our day. ' Between Two Poles ' is his captivating account of a fantastic figure -of-eight solo voyage from Brazil to the South Pole, across to Cape Town; then up to the North Pole and finally, after twenty-two months at sea, back to Brazil. A good, tight and clean copy. 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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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

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Cardinal Richelieu and the Making of France

By: Anthony Levi

Price: £18.00

Publisher: UK, Constable: 2000

Edition: 1st Edition

Sellers ID: 03968

ISBN: 0094801908

Condition: Near Fine


The story of Cardinal Richelieu is one of high drama, ruthless ambition and political intrigue- Anthony Levi's original and compelling biograp[hy reveals the extent of this great seventeenth-century statesman's scheming to gain state control over all cultural activities in order to further his aim of unifying France. There is light speckling to the head of the text block and light creasing to its edges. View more info

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Bound with Love: Letters Home from China 1935-1945

By: Audrey Salters

Price: £30.00

Publisher: UK, Agequod Publications: 2007

Edition: 1st Edition

Sellers ID: 03719

ISBN: 0955753600

Condition: Near Fine


In 1935 Ronald and Gwyneth Still set out on the long sea voyage from Tilbury to China, where Ronald was engaged to work as a doctor in a small mission hospital in the north. After ten turbulent years they returned by the same route, those ten years , encompassing eight years under Japanese occupation and three years in internment in Shanghai, is told in these letters to their families in England. There is light wear to the edges of the covers. A good clean and tight cove... View more info

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Bradley (Great Generals).

By: Axelrod, Alan

Price: £15.00

Publisher: U.S.A., Palgrave Macmillan: 2008

Edition: 1st Edition

Sellers ID: 02666

ISBN: 0230600182

Condition: Very Good


In this book, Alan Axelrod applies insight and skillful attention to detail to the life, strategy, and legacy of the general who remains the model for all commanders today. View more info

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Briggo: Barry Briggs Speedway Champion - His Own Story

By: Barry Briggs

Price: £18.00

Publisher: UK, Souvenir Press Ltd: 1972

Edition: 1st Edition

Inscription: Signed by Author(s)

Sellers ID: 04294

ISBN: 0285620789

Condition: Very Good


Briggs, was a nervous novice when he arrived to join the celebrated Wimbledon team in 1952. Yet within 21 years he hand won every major honour in the sport. he also had an unrivalled record in international events. There is light fading to the blue boards, and the d/w has wear to its extremities and tears to the corners and head and base of the spine. it is also priced clipped. View more info

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The Mystery of Olga Chekhova

By: Beevor, Anthony

Price: £15.00

Publisher: UK, Viking: 2004

Edition: 1st Edition

Sellers ID: 03510

ISBN: 0670915203

Condition: Near Fine


This is the extraordinary tale of how one family survived the Russian revolution, the civil war, the rise of Hitler, the Stalinist terror and the Nazi invasion of the Soviet Union. The top corner of the black boards is bumped and the D/W shows some shelf wear. there is a spot on the fore edge of the text block. A good tight copy View more info

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Jolly Green Giant

By: Bellamy, David

Price: £15.00

Publisher: UK, Century: 2002

Edition: 1st Edition

Sellers ID: 03146

ISBN: 0712683593

Condition: Very Good


Here, in his own infectious style, David Bellamy tells the story of how he came to be one of Britain's best-loved botanist, campaigner and broadcasters. The text block is a little discoloured, and the D/J shows light shelf-wear with a small tear on the top front corner View more info

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The Accidental Adventurer

By: Ben Fogle

Price: £15.00

Publisher: UK, Bantam Press: 2011

Edition: 1st Edition

Sellers ID: 03893

ISBN: 0593068491

Condition: Near Fine


This is not just another tale of derring-do for its own sake. Rather it's a book about defying expectations, conquering shyness, battling laziness and, just occasionally winning. A good, clean and tight copy. View more info