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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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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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Fishermans Friend: A Life of Stephen Reynolds 1881-1919

By: Christopher Scoble

Price: £20.00

Publisher: UK, Halsgrove Books ltd: 2000

Edition: 1st Edition

Sellers ID: 04221

ISBN: 1841140929

Condition: Very Good


Stephen Reynolds is the lost voice of Edwardian literature. His writing like his life, was based upon a unique experience. In 1906 as a struggling writer barely recovered from a nervous breakdown, he was taken in by a family of Devon fishermen and threw up middle-class ties to live with then for the rest of his life. This is the first ever biography of Stephen Reynolds. There is a small date in ink on the inside top of the front flap of the D/W. 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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John Mortimer: The Devil's Advocate: The Unauthorised Biography

By: Graham Lord

Price: £15.00

Publisher: UK, Orion: 2005

Edition: 2nd Edition

Sellers ID: 04218

ISBN: 0752866559

Condition: Very Good


Graham Lord, has interviewed scores of John Mortimer's family, friends, mistresses and enemies to a write a devastating biography that reveals the startling reality behind the cuddly image - a book that Mortimer at first encouraged and then tried desperately to censor, in vain. There is light wear to the rear panel of the D/W. 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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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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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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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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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