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Rolling Stone Images of Rock & Roll

By: Anthony Decurtis

Price: £16.00

Publisher: Canada, Little Brown & Co: 1995

Edition: 1st Edition

Sellers ID: 04688

ISBN: 0316756792

Condition: Very Good


Spanning more than forty years, numerous countries and a dozen musical genres, the photographs found on these pages present a powerful image of rock & roll's long history. There is light wear to the extremities of the pages and corners and the head of the spine. A good, tight copy. 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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The Nixon Tapes: 1973

By: Douglas Brinkley; Luke Nichter

Price: £20.00

Publisher: USA, Houghton Mifflin Harcourt: 2015

Edition: 1st Edition

Sellers ID: 04719

ISBN: 0544610539

Condition: Near Fine


The blueprint for Nixon's downfall, based on released White House tapes most of them never before published. With Nixon's landslide 1972 reelection victory receding into the background and the Watergate scandal looming. ' The Nixon Tapes 1973 ' reveals the inside story of the tragedy that followed the triumph. A good, clean and tight copy. View more info

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After Auschwitz: A story of heartbreak and survival by the stepsister of Anne Frank (Extraordinary Lives, Extraordinary Stories of World War Two)

By: Eva Schloss

Price: £20.00

Publisher: UK, Hodder & Stoughton Ltd: 2013

Edition: 1st Edition

Sellers ID: 04745

ISBN: 1444760688

Condition: Near Fine


Eva was arrested by the Nazis on her fiteenth birthday and sent to Auschwitz. Her survival depended on endless tiny strokes of luck, her own determination and the love and protection of her mother Fritzi, who was deported with her. This is a searingly honest account of how an ordinary person survived the Holocaust. Eva's memories and descriptions are heartbreakingly clear, her account brings the horror as close as it can possibly be. A good, clean and tight copy. View more info

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Quentin Blake: In the Theatre of the Imagination: An Artist at Work

By: Ghislaine Kenyon

Price: £18.00

Publisher: UK, Bloomsbury Continuum: 2016

Edition: 1st Edition

Sellers ID: 04681

ISBN: 1441130071

Condition: Near Fine


Quentin Blake is one of the foremost illustrators of the twentieth century. Internationally cherished he is best known for his collaboration with Roald Dahl. This book forms a fitting tribute to Blakes extraordinary development as an artist and a testimony to his enduring legacy. There is a closed tear to the head of the spine on the D/W. Otherwise a good, clean and tight copy. View more info

High Achiever: The Life and Climbs of Chris Bonington

By: Jim Curran

Price: £15.00

Publisher: UK, Constable & Company Ltd: 1999

Edition: 1st Edition

Sellers ID: 04805

ISBN: 0094792801

Condition: Near Fine


Sir Chris Bonington has been the best known mountaineer in Britain for nearly forty years. The book examines his deepest motives and reveals the joys and occasional despair of living a life at the limits of physical and mental experiences. There are some scratching to the d/w. A good, tight copy. View more info

Wodehouse: A Life

By: Robert McCrum

Price: £15.00

Publisher: UK, Viking: 2004

Edition: 1st Edition

Sellers ID: 04804

ISBN: 0670896926

Condition: Very Good


This book is the enthralling story of an Englishman who seemed to represent the essence of his age and country, but who, tragically, ended his life at odds with both. Wonderfully funny and, at times, agonizingly moving, this definitive biography brings to life the compelling worlds of Wodehouses's century, while never forgetting for a moment his comic genius. There is some light wear to the D/Ws extremities, and the rear fold-down is creased. View more info

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Power Play : Life and Times of Peter Hall

By: Stephen Fay

Price: £20.00

Publisher: UK, Hodder & Stoughton: 1995

Edition: 1st Edition

Sellers ID: 04771

ISBN: 0340508442

Condition: Fine


In this compelling portrait - one of the best documented biographies of a celebrity. Stephen Fay examines the successes and the failures, the public face and the private man, as well as describing a momentous era in theatre history. A good, clean and tight copy. View more info

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Brunel: The Man Who Built the World

By: Steven Brindle

Price: £20.00

Publisher: uk, Weidenfeld & Nicolson: 2005

Edition: 1st Edition

Sellers ID: 04729

ISBN: 0297844083

Condition: Near Fine


This fascinating book draws on Brunel's own diaries, letters and sketch-books to understand his life, times and work. A mass of contemporary photographs, paintings, sketches and drawings, many previously unpublished, illustrate his great achievements and convey the many -sided creative genius of Brunel - the man who built the world. A good, clean and tight copy. View more info

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Busdrivers Never Get Anywhere: Rendezvous With the Twentieth Century

By: T. Willard Hunter

Price: £20.00

Publisher: USA, Regina Books: 2002

Edition: 1st Edition

Sellers ID: 04752

ISBN: 1930053150

Condition: Near Fine


Willard Hunter has lived a uniquely American life. He has crossed the paths of the rich and famous and powerful politicians. He is best known today for his persistence in making the convictions of America's storied leaders accessible to all and recreating in dramatic fashion, historical highlights. A good, clean copy. View more info

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Duke: A Life of Duke Ellington

By: Terry Teachout

Price: £18.00

Publisher: USA, Gotham Books: 2013

Edition: 1st Edition

Sellers ID: 04773

ISBN: 1592407498

Condition: Near Fine


Terry Teachout has drawn on unpublished private papers, musical manuscripts, scrapbooks, and transcripts of breathtakingly frank interviews to uncover the facts about the public and private lives of Duke Ellington. There is a black felt tip line on the base of the text block which denotes it as a former remainder or bargain book. A good, tight and clean copy. View more info

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Memoir

By: Thomas Bewick

Price: £15.00

Publisher: UK, Frank Graham: 1974

Edition: 2nd Edition

Sellers ID: 04685

ISBN: 0859830659

Condition: Good


This biography provides a fascinating picture of the life and thoughts of a great artist as well as a vivid description of Tyneside in the 18th century. This volume is a facsimile of the first edition published in 1862. The text block has foxing to its head and page edges there is also marking on the end papers. The spine of the D/W is faded and the head and base show signs of wear. View more info

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The Asian Journal of Thomas Merton

By: Thomas Merton

Price: £12.00

Publisher: UK, New Directions: 1975

Edition: Reprint

Sellers ID: 04737

ISBN: 0811205703

Condition: Very Good


Painstakingly edited by a team of scholarly admirers, but still tantalizingly unfinished, the journal is a collage of Asian images, sacred and profane... And the book itself is a kind of mandala, drawing the reader deep into a philosophical analysis, then abruptly forcing him out into the physical world. Their is a presentation label on the front end paper. A good, clean and tight copy. View more info

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Clock This : My Life as an Inventor

By: Trevor Baylis

Price: £15.00

Publisher: UK, Headline Publishing: 1999

Edition: 1st Edition

Sellers ID: 04689

ISBN: 0747273812

Condition: Near Fine


This is the incredible story of the man who invented the award-winning clockwork radio. This is undoubtedly a book for tomorrow from a man who has achieved much today. There is light creasing to the head of the spine on the D/w. A good, clean and tight copy. View more info

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In Search of a Beginning: My Life with Graham Greene

By: Yvonne Cloetta

Price: £15.00

Publisher: UK, Bloomsbury UK: 2005

Edition: 1st Edition

Sellers ID: 04679

ISBN: 0747571082

Condition: Very Good


For almost thirty-two years Yvonne Cloetta shared the life of Graham Greene. As a rare personal account, This book is a literary milestone. Insightful, often revelatory and above all loving, it depicts Graham Greene, the man and the writer, as never before. The fore-edge of the text block has indents. A good,clean and tight copy. View more info