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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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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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Speaking for Myself: The Autobiography.

By: Blair, Cherie

Price: £15.00

Publisher: Uk, Little, Brown: 2008

Edition: 1st Edition

Sellers ID: 02050

ISBN: 1408700980

Condition: Good


There is some shelf wear to the board edges an the D/J has creasing on the head and foot of the spine there is also a small tear on the head of the spine and there is wear to the top corners. View more info

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No Angel: The Secret Life of Bernie Ecclestone

By: Bower, Tom

Price: £15.00

Publisher: UK, Faber and Faber: 2011

Edition: 1st Edition

Sellers ID: 03484

ISBN: 057126929X

Condition: Near Fine


Bernie Ecclestone has never fully revealed how he graduated from selling second-hand cars in London's notorious Warren Street to become the major player he is today. But he finally decided to tell his life story. This book is a classic rags-to-riches saga, the unique story of a unique man. A clean and tight copy View more info

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R.J. Corbins: Travels of a Bothy Boy

By: Corbin, R.J & Jen Green

Price: £45.00

Publisher: UK, Potting Shed Publications: 2007

Edition: 1st Edition

Inscription: Signed by Author(s)

Sellers ID: 03601

ISBN: 0952895609

Condition: Near Fine


Now in his ninth decade, Robert Corbin's " Travels of a Bothy Boy" makes fascinating reading not only for amateur and professional gardeners but also for everyone who cares about the natural environment. It is also an acknowledgement of his major contribution to the environmental wellbeing of London life . This number 512 of 1000 limited edition. A good clean and tight copy. View more info

Napoleon and Josephine: An Improbable Marriage

By: Evangeline Bruce

Price: £18.00

Publisher: UK, Weidenfeld & Nicholson: 1995

Edition: 1st Edition

Sellers ID: 04529

ISBN: 0297816098

Condition: Very Good


The authors impeccably researched work, much of it drawn from Napoleon and Josephine's own letters and journals, is a landmark biography of two of history's most important and engaging people. A good, clean and tight copy. View more info

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Exile on Front Street: My Life as a Hells Angel

By: George Christie

Price: £18.00

Publisher: UK, Sidgwick & Jackson: 2012

Edition: 1st Edition

Sellers ID: 03720

ISBN: 150984032X

Condition: Fine


In this book, George Christie takes us on an action-packed ride through his forty years as a Hell's Angel. He describes the larger-than-life characters in the club, the brotherhood and the betrayals, being targeted by the Feds and his stretches in prison. A good, clean and tight copy. View more info

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Robert Graves: The Assault Heroic, 1895-1926 vol 1

By: Graves, Richard Percival.

Price: £12.00

Publisher: UK, Weidenfeld & Nicolson: 1995

Edition: 2nd Edition

Sellers ID: 03473

ISBN: 0297816314

Condition: Very Good


The authors finely judged and compassionate biography of his uncle is rooted in a treasured collection of family letters and diaries. This is a closely observed account of an unsettled young man's struggle to find inspiration. There is light shelf wear to the covers and text block. View more info

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The Last Sane Man: Michael Cardew: Modern Pots, Colonialism, and the Counterculture (The Paul Mellon Centre for Studies in British Art)

By: Harrod, Tanya

Price: £30.00

Publisher: USA, Yale University Press: 2013

Sellers ID: 03451

ISBN: 0300100167

Condition: Near Fine


This is the first biography of a man whose political and personal passions and prejudices have never seemed more relevant. It will interest historians of Empire and of civil rights, art and design historians and readers with a general interest in British culture. There is a Birthday gift dedication on the fep. There is a small tear to the top corner of the d/j and a small tear on the lower edge of the back panel. View more info

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Hester: The Remarkable Life of Dr Johnson's 'Dear Mistress'

By: Ian McIntyre

Price: £15.00

Publisher: UK, Constable & Robinson: 2008

Edition: 1st Edition

Sellers ID: 03686

ISBN: 1845294491

Condition: Near Fine


Hester Thrale,s relationship with Samuel Johnson has been the subject of endless speculation. She was his sparring partner, his most intimate confidante, his ' Dear Mistress' - and one of the most remarkable women of her time. There is light marking to the fore-edge of the text block. The D/W shows light shelf wear and is price clipped. View more info

Allan Pinkerton: The Eye who never slept

By: James A Mackay

Price: £16.00

Publisher: Scotland, Mainstream: 1996

Edition: 1st Edition

Sellers ID: 04525

ISBN: 1851588256

Condition: Very Good


Allen Pinkerton, the young Scotsman, who fled to the United States with a solitary silver dollar and the law hot on his heels, would create an enterprise without parallel anywhere in the world, a nationwide police system more than half a century before the FBI was thought of, and a global network of agents which anticipated Interpol by many years. The D/w has been priced clipped. A good, clean and tight copy. View more info

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Desert Queen : The Extraordinary Life of Gertrude Bell

By: Janet Wallach

Price: £20.00

Publisher: UK, Weidenfield and Nicolson: 1996

Edition: 1st Edition

Sellers ID: 04209

ISBN: 0297812491

Condition: Near Fine


Turning away from privileged Victorian England, Gertrude Bell explored . mapped and excavated the world of the Arabs, winning the trust of Arab Sheiks and chieftains along the way. Gertrude Bell emerges in this biography as a woman whose accomplishments rank as crucial to world history and whose life is both a heartbreaking story and grand adventure. There is very light creasing to the head od the spine on the D/W. View more info

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Letters Home

By: Johnston, Brian

Price: £15.00

Publisher: UK, Weidenfeld & Nicolson: 1998

Edition: 1st Edition

Sellers ID: 03422

ISBN: 0297841270

Condition: Fine


From the year Brian Johnston went to boarding school in 1920 until he was demobbed in 1945, he wrote a letter to his mother almost every week. A bundle of over 400 of Brian's letters were hidden in a box in his study after his death in 1994. These, often intimate, letters provide a remarkable insight into one of our most loved radio and television personalities. The d/j has light edge wear. View more info

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The Busiest Man in England: The Life of Joseph Paxton, Gardener, Architect, and Victorian Visionary

By: Kate Colquhoun

Price: £15.00

Publisher: USA, David R. Godine Publisher: 2006

Edition: 1st Edition

Sellers ID: 03772

ISBN: 1567923011

Condition: Near Fine


Joseph Paxton, bestrode the worlds of horticulture, urban planning, and architecture like colossus. This was the indispensable man, the self-taught polymath and can-do pragmatist who had a solution to every large-scale logistical problem, the genius whom an impossibly overworked Charles Dickens dubbed " The Busiest Man in England". The d/w has been covered in plastic by the previous owner, and there is an owners label on the ffep. A good clean and tight copy. View more info

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My Archipelago: The Story of a Family

By: Kit Chapman

Price: £18.00

Publisher: UK, Mercer Books: 2010

Edition: 1st Edition

Sellers ID: 04164

ISBN: 0955712718

Condition: Very Good


In this epic saga written from the sublime peace of his Aegean archipelago. Kit Chapman unravels the turbulent story of his family. It is a tale of fortunes won and lost, of bitter rivalries, death and suicide, moral angst, and the consuming love affair of his parents, Etty and Peter. A good, clean and tight copy. View more info

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Napoleon and Betsy: Recollections of Napoleon at St Helena

By: Lucia Elizabeth Abell

Price: £15.00

Publisher: UK, Fonthill Media: 2012

Edition: 1st Edition

Sellers ID: 03761

ISBN: 1781550344

Condition: Fine


The story of Napoleon and Betsy Balcombe is an unusual and fascinating tale. A fallen Emperor who once controlled most of Europe makes friends with an impudent, pretty and spirited young English girl, who had only recently celebrated her thirteenth birthday. A fine clean and tight copy. View more info

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Martha Jane & Me

By: Mavis Nicholson

Price: £15.00

Publisher: UK, Random House UK: 1991

Edition: 1st Edition

Sellers ID: 04083

ISBN: 0701133554

Condition: Very Good


This first part of Mavis Nicholson's autobiography is an enchanting account of the joys and agonies of girlhood, and an unforgettable portrait of a community, its characters and a way of life just half a century ago, but a world away. The d/w shows light wear and creasing to its head and foot. View more info

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Freud: A Life for Our Time

By: Peter Gay

Price: £20.00

Publisher: UK, Little Books Ltd: 2006

Edition: 1st Edition

Sellers ID: 04432

ISBN: 190443553X

Condition: Very Good


In this biography, Professor Peter Gay reconstructs the life, and ideas of Sigmund Freud. The author makes full use of the large amount of fresh material that has become available to produce one of the most important books on freud ever published. A good, clean and tight copy. View more info

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When A Crocodile Eats the Sun

By: Peter Godwin

Price: £15.00

Publisher: uk, Picador: 2007

Edition: 3rd Edition

Sellers ID: 03725

ISBN: 0330433695

Condition: Fine


Peter Goodwin's book combines vivid reportage, moving personal stories and revealing memoir, and traces his family's quest to belong in hostile lands - a quest that spans three continents and half a century. A good, clean and tight copy. View more info

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An Appetite For Wonder: The Making of a Scientist

By: Richard Dawkins

Price: £16.00

Publisher: UK, Bantam Press: 2013

Edition: 1st Edition

Sellers ID: 03722

ISBN: 0593070895

Condition: Fine


From innocent child to charismatic world famous scientist, Richard Dawkins paints a colourful, richly textured canvas of his early life. Honest self-reflection and witty anecdotes are interspersed with touching reminiscences of family and friends, literature, poetry and songs. We are finally able to understand the private influences that shaped the public man who, more than anyone else in his generation, explained our own origins. A good, clean and tight copy View more info