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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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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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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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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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G.K. Chesterton: A Half Century of Views

By: Conlon, D.J.

Price: £15.00

Publisher: UK, Oxford University Press: 1987

Edition: 1st Edition

Sellers ID: 03480

ISBN: 0192122606

Condition: Near Fine


In this collection of essays, D.J. Conlon presents the views of more than fifty writers on the private and public life of G.K. Chesterton. The D.J shows some light indentations to the back panel. A good clean tight copy. View more info

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Jane Austen: A Life

By: David Nokes

Price: £20.00

Publisher: UK, Fourth Estate Ltd: 1997

Edition: 1st Edition

Sellers ID: 04085

ISBN: 1857024192

Condition: Very Good


In this new biography of Jane Austen, David Noakes has re-examined her life and presents a picture of her which is less perfect but more full of dangerous excitement. A clean and tight copy. View more info

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Under My Skin: Volume One of My Autobiography, to 1949

By: Doris Lessing

Price: £75.00

Publisher: UK, HarperCollins Publishers: 1994

Edition: 1st Edition

Inscription: Inscribed by Author(s)

Sellers ID: 04202

ISBN: 000255545X

Condition: Very Good


This, the first volume of Doris Lessing's autobiography, begins with her childhood in Africa and ends on her arrival in London in 1949 with the typescript of her first novel, The Grass is Singing, in her suitcase. The D/W has been priced clipped and has light wear. View more info

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Anna of all the Russias: The Life of a Poet under Stalin

By: Elaine Feinstein

Price: £18.00

Publisher: UK, Weidenfeld & Nicolson: 2005

Edition: 1st Edition

Sellers ID: 04352

ISBN: 0297643096

Condition: Very Good


In this book, Elaine Feinstein tells the full story of Anna Akhmatova - one of the greatest poets of Russian literature, and one of the most fascinating figures of the twentieth century - making use of a wealth of new material, including memoirs, letters and journals, and interviews with akhmatova's surviving friends and family. A good clean and tight copy. View more info

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West's World: the Life and Times of Rebecca West

By: Gibb, Lorna

Price: £15.00

Publisher: UK., Macmillan: 2013

Edition: 1st Edition

Sellers ID: 03216

ISBN: 0230714625

Condition: Very Good


Formidably talented Rebecca West was a towering figure in the British literary landscape, this insightful and vivid biography affords a dazzling insight into her life and work. A Good , clean copy. PLEASE NOTE; International economy shipping is by sea and may take upto 90 days to arrive. View more info

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The Unforgiving Minute: Life of Rudyard Kipling

By: Harry Ricketts

Price: £18.00

Publisher: UK, Chatto & Windus: 1999

Edition: 1st Edition

Sellers ID: 03833

ISBN: 0701137444

Condition: Fine


Kipling wrote George Orwell, is' one of those writers one quotes unconsciously'. We think we know him - the anglo-Indian, the brilliant spinner of tales, the spokesman for empire. Yet do we? in this biography- Harry Ricketts explores the complex relationship between his eventful life, his work and his fame. View more info

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James Joyce

By: Herbert S. Gorman

Price: £50.00

Publisher: UK, Geoffrey Bles Ltd: 1926

Edition: 1st Edition

Sellers ID: 03745

Condition: Good


This book is more expositional than critical. Its primary purpose is to furnish an idea of what James Joyce has done in letters with particular emphasis on " Ulysses". There is a previous owners name in ink on the front end paper. The spine and boards are grubby with wear to its edges and the text block is foxed and grubby. A good tight reading copy. View more info

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Beckett Remembering Remembering Beckett

By: James Knowlson

Price: £15.00

Publisher: UK, Bloomsbury: 2006

Edition: 1st Edition

Sellers ID: 03749

ISBN: 0747578826

Condition: Near Fine


Beautifully designed and containing fascinating insights into Becketts world, together with a wide selection of photographs, some of them previously unpublished, this book is a lively and revealing tribute to a great novelist, poet and dramatist. The d/w a small nick to the head of the spine. A good clean tight copy. View more info

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Escape An Episodic Play in a Prologue and Two Parts

By: John Galsworthy

Price: £15.00

Publisher: UK, Duckworth: 1926

Edition: 1st Edition

Sellers ID: 03755

Condition: Good


The soft green jacket shows wear to its corners and spine which has a lean the text block is speckled throughout. 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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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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Wild Mary: A Life of Mary Wesley

By: Patrick Marnham

Price: £15.00

Publisher: UK, Chatto & Windus: 2006

Edition: 2nd Edition

Sellers ID: 03867

ISBN: 0701179910

Condition: Near Fine


'Wild Mary' is a remarkable book about a women who was courageous, sensual, talented and ruthless. Readers will enjoy her story not only for its witty anecdotes and devastating one-liners, but also for the intimate portrait it builds of a multi-layered personality in which much was hidden. Mary Wesley talked freely to the author- yet took some of secrets to the grave, leaving behind a number of fascinating clues. The text block is lightly tanned and the D/W shows light w... View more info

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Edward Lear : A Biography

By: Peter Levi

Price: £14.00

Publisher: UK, Pan Macmillan: 1996

Edition: 2nd Edition

Sellers ID: 03851

ISBN: 0333647351

Condition: Near Fine


Edward lear was an eccentric and admirable poet, whose nonsense verse has endured him to generations of children. He was also a brilliant watercolourist and an intrepid traveller. to this lively study of the life and work of one of the most modest of eminent Victorians, Peter Levi brings poetic sensitivity and wide-ranging erudition. The price of this book includes 2nd class postage View more info

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Handwriting; A national Survey

By: Piggot, Reginald

Price: £12.00

Publisher: UK, George Allen & Unwin Ltd: 1958

Edition: 1st Edition

Sellers ID: 03374

Condition: Good


This book is the culmination of many years of research and experiment. Superbly illustrated , anyone interested in handwriting will enjoy. The top of the text block has some light spotting and tanning. The D/W has wear and small tears to its edges and corners and is also price-clipped. Still a tight copy. View more info

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From Journey's End to The Dam Busters: The Life of R.C. Sherriff, Playwright of the Trenches

By: Roland Wales.

Price: £20.00

Publisher: UK, Pen and Sword: 2016

Edition: 1st Edition

Sellers ID: 04157

ISBN: 1473860695

Condition: Very Good


English playwright R.C. Sherriff came to fame with his First World War drama ' Journey's End ', which was based on his own experiences as a young officer on the Western front. This book rediscovers Sherriff using his own words - his letters, diaries, published and unpublished manuscripts - to shed light on a man who ironically gained his greatest success from the trench warfare he found so difficult to bear. A good, clean and tight copy. View more info

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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