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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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Betjeman

By: A.N. Wilson

Price: £18.00

Publisher: UK, Hutchinson: 2006

Edition: 1st Edition

Sellers ID: 04747

ISBN: 0091797020

Condition: Near Fine


This book is the first to use fully the vast archive of personal material relating to Betjeman's private life, including literally hundreds of letters written by his wife about their life together and apart. A good, clean and tight copy. View more info

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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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Dan Jenkins: A Biography: His life and Times in Cardiganshire and Carmarthenshire.

By: Alan Leech

Price: £15.00

Publisher: Wales UK, Y Lolfa Cyf: 2011

Edition: 1st Edition

Sellers ID: 04787

ISBN: 1847713165

Condition: Very Good


This the biography of leading Welsh-Language pioneer Dan Jenkins (1856 - 1946 ) who achieved a great deal for the newly emerging board schools of the late nineteenth century. A good, clean and tight copy. View more info

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Inventing Mark Twain

By: Andrew Hoffman

Price: £18.00

Publisher: UK, Weidenfeld & Nicolson: 1997

Edition: 1st Edition

Sellers ID: 04475

ISBN: 0297815369

Condition: Very Good


This is an absorbing portrait of an American literary genius, whose muse was the desire for fortune, and whose misplaced entrepreneurial enthusiasms more than once endangered the very money he worked so hard to earn. There are bumps to the hard boards. 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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Lost Spy

By: Andrew Meier

Price: £15.00

Publisher: UK, Weidenfeld & Nicolson: 2009

Edition: 1st Edition

Sellers ID: 04045

ISBN: 0297856553

Condition: Very Good


For half a century, the case of Isaiah Oggins, an American brutally murdered in 1947 on Stalin's orders, remained sealed in the secret files of the KGB and the FBI - a footnote buried in the rubble of the cold war. The Lost Spy at last reveals the truth: Oggins was one of the first Americans to spy for the Soviets. There is a small closed tear to the top front corner and there is light creasing to the top of the d/w. View more info

The Follies of King Edward V II

By: Andrews, Allen

Price: £12.00

Publisher: London, Lexington Press: 1975

Edition: First Edition

Sellers ID: 01279

ISBN: 0904312151

Condition: Very Good


spine of cover lightly faded not price clipped.Slight foxing on end papers View more info

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W. B. Yeats and George Yeats: The Letters

By: Ann Saddlemyer

Price: £25.00

Publisher: UK, Oxford University Press: 2011

Edition: 1st Edition

Sellers ID: 04590

ISBN: 0198184387

Condition: Very Good


During the twenty-two years of their married life, W.B. and George Yeats corresponded regularly and in depth whenever they were apart. The letters between them not only tell the story of the marriage of two minds and the world they created, but also illuminate how Yeats worked on his writing and reveal a refreshing image of the poet as a family man. A good, clean and tight copy. View more info

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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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Basil Hume: The Monk Cardinal

By: Anthony Howard

Price: £15.00

Publisher: UK, Headline: 2005

Edition: 1st Edition

Sellers ID: 03681

ISBN: 0755312473

Condition: Fine


Anthony Howard was granted unique access to Cardinal Hume's private papers and the people who knew him best to make this the definitive biography of one of the Catholic Church's greatest leaders. The D/w shows light shelf wear to its front and back panels. otherwise a good , clean and tight copy. View more info

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An Artist in Italy

By: Armfield, Maxwell

Price: £18.00

Publisher: UK., Methuen & Co Ltd: 1926

Edition: 1st Edition

Sellers ID: 03214

Condition: Good


This book is all about the authors experiences has he travels and paints his way through Italy. The text is accompanied by sixteen illustrations painted by the author. The boards and spine are dirty and stained and the text block is a little grubby, it is also has rough cut pages. View more info

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Bound with Love: Letters Home from China 1935-1945

By: Audrey Salters

Price: £30.00

Publisher: UK, Agequod Publications: 2007

Edition: 1st Edition

Sellers ID: 03719

ISBN: 0955753600

Condition: Near Fine


In 1935 Ronald and Gwyneth Still set out on the long sea voyage from Tilbury to China, where Ronald was engaged to work as a doctor in a small mission hospital in the north. After ten turbulent years they returned by the same route, those ten years , encompassing eight years under Japanese occupation and three years in internment in Shanghai, is told in these letters to their families in England. There is light wear to the edges of the covers. A good clean and tight cover. View more info

The Years of Struggle

By: Baxter Glen his Life

Price: £13.55

Publisher: London, Thames & Hudson: 1983

Edition: First Edition

Sellers ID: 00638

Condition: Very Good


The book is in very good condition ,The last three pages were badly cut in the printing of the book. 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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Jolly Green Giant

By: Bellamy, David

Price: £15.00

Publisher: UK, Century: 2002

Edition: 1st Edition

Sellers ID: 03146

ISBN: 0712683593

Condition: Very Good


Here, in his own infectious style, David Bellamy tells the story of how he came to be one of Britain's best-loved botanist, campaigner and broadcasters. The text block is a little discoloured, and the D/J shows light shelf-wear with a small tear on the top front corner View more info

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Mrs Zigzag: The Extraordinary Life of a Secret Agent's Wife

By: Betty Chapman; Ronald L. Bonewitz

Price: £18.00

Publisher: UK, The History Press: 2013

Edition: 1st Edition

Sellers ID: 04749

ISBN: 0752488139

Condition: Near Fine


Much has been written about Eddie Chapman, films have been made, television programmes produced. Yet alongside eddie for most of his extraordinary life was an equally extraordinary woman: Mrs Zigzag. This book tell the story of the Chapman's often fraught but ultimately loving relationship for the first time. A good, clean and tight copy. View more info

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Young Betjeman

By: Bevis Hillier

Price: £17.50

Publisher: UK, John Murray Publishers Ltd: 1988

Edition: 1st Edition

Sellers ID: 03767

ISBN: 0719545315

Condition: Very Good


John Betjeman became a national monument to equal any of those he described so delightfully. The most popular poet since Tennyson, knighted, Poet Laureate, commemorated in Westminster Abbey. When others were swept along by the jazz age, why was he drawn back to the Victorians? How , in Philip Larkin's phrase did he' become Betjeman'? There is light tanning to the text block edge and the d/w has some edge creasing and wear to the corners. View more info

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John Betjeman: New Fame, New Love

By: Bevis Hillier

Price: £17.50

Publisher: UK, John Murray Publishers Ltd: 2002

Edition: 2nd Edition

Sellers ID: 03773

ISBN: 0719550025

Condition: Fine


This book is the centrepiece of Bevis Hillier's sparkling trilogy, one of the most entertaining of biographies . Betjeman's loves and longings are described, as well as the beginning of his close and enduring friendship with Lady Elizabeth Cavendish. The d/w has rippling to the top edge front and back and light wear to the top front corner. A good, clean and tight copy. View more info