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Henry Williamson: Tarka and the Last Romantic

By: Anne Williamson

Price: £12.50

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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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

Harriette Wilson's Memiors

By: Blanch, Lesley. ( Editor)

Price: £13.55

Publisher: UK, The Folio Society: 1964

Edition: Folio edition

Sellers ID: 03115

Condition: Very Good


The nineteenth century was an age of great personalities, a last flowering before twentieth- century anonymity and mass living engulfed them in its drab living. Harriette Wilson lived among this wealthy society, the courtesan's natural background. In England Harriette Wilson was an outstanding example of her profession. The slipcase shows light wear to its surfaces. There is spotting on the front and rear end-papers and boards which we think as occurred in the productio... View more info

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No Angel: The Secret Life of Bernie Ecclestone

By: Bower, Tom

Price: £12.00

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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A Thing in Disguise: The Visionary Life of Joseph Paxton

By: Colquhoun, Kate

Price: £15.00

Publisher: UK, Fourth Estate: 2003

Edition: 1st Edition

Sellers ID: 03474

ISBN: 0007143532

Condition: Fine


Drawing on thousands of Paxton's personal letters. This remarkable biography is a compelling story of a man who typifies the Victorian ideal of self- improvement and a touching portrait of one of that era's great heroes. The D/J shows light wear with markings to the front and rear panel. View more info

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The Final Dive: The Life and Death of 'Buster' Crabb

By: Don Hale

Price: £15.00

Publisher: UK, Sutton Publishing/The History press: 0

Sellers ID: 03468

ISBN: 0750945745

Condition: Fine


If Lionel Crabb had had any notion of the furore his death would cause he would be amazed and amused. Like the best 007 plotline, this is the story of an extraordinarily adventurous, brave yet flawed individual, whose destiny was to become embroiled in forces far greater than himself. Although there is no signs of a page missing or torn out , the copy right page is missing we assume this occurred in the printing of the book. There is a slight lean to the spine. View more info

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Sophia Style

By: Donohue, Donohue

Price: £15.00

Publisher: USA, Friedman/Fairfax Publishing: 2001

Edition: 1st Edition

Sellers ID: 03478

ISBN: 1586631268

Condition: Fine


Lavishly illustrated with glorious black- and- white and full-colour photographs, this book demonstrates how glamorous Sophia Loren brings her complex, nuanced, and larger-than-life personality to everything she does - and wears. A good clean tight copy. View more info

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The Red Dean of Canterbury: The Public and Private Faces of Hewlett Johnson

By: John Butler

Price: £18.00

Publisher: UK, Scala Arts Publishers Inc.: 2011

Edition: 1st Edition

Sellers ID: 03700

ISBN: 1857597362

Condition: Fine


Hewlett Johnson, the ' Red Dean' of Canterbury Cathedral from 1931-1963, was one of the most complex and intriguing public figures in the twentieth century Britain. He did not retire as Dean until the age of eighty-nine, , when he had served almost sixty years in the Anglian ministry. There is light rippling to the top edge of the D/W. A good , clean and tight copy. 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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Napoleon and Betsy: Recollections of Napoleon at St Helena

By: Lucia Elizabeth Abell

Price: £12.50

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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Lord Byron: Accounts Rendered

By: Moore, Doris Langley

Price: £15.00

Publisher: UK, John Murray Publishers: 1974

Edition: 1st Edition

Sellers ID: 03444

ISBN: 0719530954

Condition: Near Fine


Byron's life was cut short at thirty-six, but he had lived it so fully and among such varied scenes that a wealth of biographical material has come down to prosperity. The author is one of the few people who has sorted through these papers to find the man behind the myth. There is a gift dedication on the fep. The black boards has bumps to the top corners, the d/j does show light shelf wear to its edges. A good , clean copy. View more info

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Selected Letters of Vanessa Bell

By: Vanessa Bell

Price: £18.00

Publisher: UK, Bloomsbury Publishing PLC: 1993

Edition: 1st Edition

Sellers ID: 03896

ISBN: 0747515506

Condition: Very Good


Vanessa Bell was a prolific letter writer, and more than six hundred spanning more than seventy years, appear in this volume. The author divides the letters chronologically and introduces each section with scene-setting biographical detailsThe corners of the boards are bumped and the text block is speckled. The D/W is creased on the top front edge which also has a small hole in it. There is a red line across the top edge of the text block. A tight , square copy. View more info

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The Poets' Daughters: Dora Wordsworth and Sara Coleridge

By: Waldegrave, Katie

Price: £15.00

Publisher: UK, Hutchinson: 2013

Edition: 1st Edition

Sellers ID: 03479

ISBN: 0091931126

Condition: Fine


Dora Wordsworth and Sara Coleridge were lifelong friends. They were also the daughters of best friends: William Wordsworth and Samuel Taylor Coleridge, the two poetic geniuses who shaped the romantic age. Drawing on a host of sources the author tells the never-before-told story of how two young women, born into greatness, shaped their own legacies. A good, clean and tight copy. View more info