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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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Lantern Slides: The Diaries and Letters of Violet Bonham Carter 1904-1914

By: Bonham Carter, Mark. & Mark Pottle

Price: £15.00

Publisher: UK, Weidenfeld & Nicolson Ltd: 1996

Edition: 1st Edition

Sellers ID: 03420

ISBN: 0297816497

Condition: Near Fine


Through these remarkable diaries and letters, published for the first time, the decade before the first world war- is seen from a unique ringside seat, social as well as political. Violet Bonham Carter is revealed as a diary and letter writer par excellence, recording a way of life in a world that was soon to disappear for ever. The d/j has crimping to its edges and light wear to the head of the spine. A good. clean and tight copy. 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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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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Edmund Wilson: A Biography

By: Jeffrey Meyers

Price: £16.00

Publisher: USA, Houghton Mifflin Harcourt: 1995

Edition: 1st Edition

Sellers ID: 04401

ISBN: 0395689937

Condition: Very Good


This pioneering life of Edmund Wilson completes the trilogy on modern American writers that Jeffery Meyers began with biographies of Hemingway and Fitzgerald. Wilson , whom Gore Vidal call " America's best mind " had interest that ranged far beyond literature. The D/W shows light shelf wear. A good, tight copy. View more info

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Donne: The Reformed Soul

By: John Stubbs

Price: £18.00

Publisher: UK, Viking: 2006

Edition: 1st Edition

Sellers ID: 04413

ISBN: 0670915106

Condition: Very Good


Following Donne through calm and storm, from plague-ridden streets to the palaces of the English Renaissance, from the taverns and theatres on the bankside to the pulpit of St Paul's, John Stubbs's biography is a vivid, dazzling portrait of an extraordinary writer and his country at a time of bewildering and cruel transformation. The Text block has speckling to its page edges, The D/w shows wear to its extremities and corners. View more info

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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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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 wear to its edges. A tight , clean 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 panel. the price of the book includes UK 2nd class postage. 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