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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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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

Davies Destiny

By: Braithwaite E.c

Price: £12.00

Publisher: Cheshire, Braithwaite: 2003

Edition: First Edition

Inscription: Signed by Author(s)

Sellers ID: 01402

ISBN: 0722335237

Condition: Very Good


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Davies Contract

By: Braithwaite E.c

Price: £12.00

Publisher: Cheshire, Braithwaite: 2001

Edition: First Edition

Inscription: Signed by Author(s)

Sellers ID: 01403

ISBN: 072233348X

Condition: Very Good


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The Hardest Game

By: Carpenter Harry

Price: £15.00

Publisher: London, B.B.C: 1981

Edition: First Edition

Sellers ID: 01870

ISBN: 0563179457

Condition: Good


The book is in good condition it has no d/w and the corners are slightly bumped the photographs are by chris moyse. View more info

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Seahorse!

By: Chipps Selby Bennett

Price: £18.00

Publisher: Uk, Halsgrove: 2005

Edition: 1st Edition

Sellers ID: 04807

ISBN: 1841144819

Condition: Near Fine


As the author says himself, it has been quite a life. Joining the Navy by the time he was nineteen he had nearly been drowned twice running boats as a midshipman. Qualifying as a seagoing Naval Signals Officer. He eventually became a Naval and Military attache' in some of the wildest parts of South America. A very entertaining biography. There is a little creasing to the top of the D/w. View more info

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Fred; The Definitive Biography Of Fred Dibnah

By: David, Hall.

Price: £15.00

Publisher: London UK, Bantam Press: 2006

Edition: 1st Edition

Sellers ID: 01981

ISBN: 0593058046

Condition: Very Good


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Hardy's Wessex Re-appraised

By: Denys Kay-Robinson

Price: £15.00

Publisher: UK, David & Charles: 1972

Edition: 1st Edition

Sellers ID: 04826

ISBN: 0715354167

Condition: Very Good


This was the first comprehensive survey of the Hardy country to be published for over fifty years. It was a completely new appreciation based on a fresh study of the evidence to be found in Hardy's works and on extensive research among diaries, letters, estate records and topographical writings. The book is illustrated with drawings and photographs of scenes not previously illustrated, and with new maps. The d/w is lightly creased on its extremities. A good, tight book. View more info

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Emma Darwin: The Inspirational Wife of a Genius

By: Edna Healey

Price: £15.00

Publisher: UK, Headline Book Publishing: 2001

Edition: 1st Edition

Sellers ID: 03844

ISBN: 0747275793

Condition: Near Fine


Although not a scientist herself, Emma understood her husbands Charles work, read his proofs and welcomed his scientific friends warmly to their home in Bloomsbury and subsequently at Downe House in Kent. This beautifully researched and well written nineteenth century history will fascinate everyone interested in the notion of a 'wife of fame' There is light shelf wear to the D/w edges. The price of this book includes UK 2nd class postage. View more info

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Nightingales: Florence and Her Family

By: Gillian Gill

Price: £18.00

Publisher: UK, Hodder & Stoughton Ltd: 2004

Edition: 1st Edition

Sellers ID: 03832

ISBN: 034082302X

Condition: Near Fine


Florence Nightingale is history's most famous nurse, the epitome of nurturing femininity. But behind the image of ' The Lady with the Lamp' was a brilliant , combative, complicated woman, struggling to escape a web of social prejudice and familial expectations. The text block is lightly tanned. View more info

Dazzle dazzle;the life and work of bob fosse

By: Grubb boyd kevin

Price: £15.00

Publisher: New york, St martin's press: 1989

Edition: 1st Edition

Sellers ID: 01817

ISBN: 0312034148

Condition: Very Good


Book and d/w in very good condition. View more info

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William Russell special correspondent of the times

By: Hudson, Roger

Price: £15.00

Publisher: london, Folio Society: 1995

Edition: Folio Society

Sellers ID: 01571

Condition: Very Good


Book in good condition .But does not have slip cover 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

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Climbing the Mango Trees: A Memoir of a Childhood in India

By: Madhur Jaffrey

Price: £15.00

Publisher: UK, Ebury Press: 2005

Edition: 1st Edition

Sellers ID: 03024

ISBN: 009189929X

Condition: Very Good


Madhur Jaffrey can tell a story beautifully especially when it is the account of her own childhood in India. This enchanting memoir of an exuberant young girl, growing up in an age and society that has now disappeared, is made all the more evocative by Madhur's passion for food. The tastes, the smells, the colours - these food memories form and shape her reminiscences. There is some light marking to the D/W . A clean and tight copy. View more info

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Ancient Air Biography John Stringfellow

By: Penrose, Harald

Price: £16.00

Publisher: UK, Airlife Publishing Ltd: 1988

Edition: 1st Edition

Sellers ID: 04889

ISBN: 1853100471

Condition: Very Good


This book portrays the hitherto only briefly recorded life of John Stringfellow of Chard ( 1799-1883), the first man in the world to demonstrate that engine-powered winged flight was practicable. The author presents for the first time a detailed account of Stringfellow's historic discoveries and sheds further welcome light on the pioneering days of aviation. there is an inscription on the front end paper, and there is also three marks one on the front paste-down and two on the front end paper. View more info

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The Winding Lane.

By: Tangye, Derek

Price: £15.00

Publisher: Michael Joseph Ltd: 1978

Edition: 1st Edition

Sellers ID: 02061

ISBN: 0718117107

Condition: Very Good


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When the wind blows.

By: Tangye, Derek.

Price: £15.00

Publisher: Uk, Michael Joseph: 1980

Edition: 1st Edition

Inscription: Signed by Author(s)

Sellers ID: 02059

ISBN: 0718119320

Condition: Very Good


The D/J is lightly tanned on the top back. View more info

Sir Vidias Shadow

By: Theroux Paul

Price: £12.00

Publisher: London, Hamish Hamilton Ltd.: 1998

Edition: First Edition

Sellers ID: 01153

ISBN: 0241140463

Condition: Very Good


Book and dw in very good condition ,not price clipped. View more info

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Agatha Christie

By: Thompson, Laura

Price: £15.00

Publisher: UK, Headline Review: 2007

Edition: 4th Edition

Sellers ID: 04855

ISBN: 0755314875

Condition: Very Good


Agatha Christie is unarguably the world's best-known and best-selling crime writer. But the greatest mystery remains the one surrounding her life. For behind the public persona of ' cosy , comfortable Queen of Crime ' lies a remarkable and complex woman. There is light wear to the corners of the d/w. A good, clean and tight copy. View more info