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The Life of Thomas More

By: Ackroyd, Peter

Price: £15.00

Publisher: UK, Chatto & Windus: 1998

Edition: 1st Edition

Sellers ID: 03416

ISBN: 1856197115

Condition: Near Fine


Thomas More is one of the great figures in English history, but his life and career bear little resemblance to the myth of the saint or of the ' man for all seasons '. In this remarkable biography Peter Ackroyd reveals a man more troubled and more perplexling than that of any previous account. There is a previous owners signature to the half-title page. There is a small indentation on the rear hardcover and D/J and the top rear corner of the D/J has a small tear. View more info

Jennie Churchill: Winston's American Mother

By: Anne Sebba

Price: £18.00

Publisher: UK, John Murray ( Publishers ): 2007

Edition: 1st Edition

Inscription: Signed by Author(s)

Sellers ID: 03811

ISBN: 0719563399

Condition: Fine


With unprecedented access to private family correspondence, newly discovered archival material and interviews with ' Jennie's' two surviving granddaughters, the author draws a vivid and frank portrait of her subject. she repositions 'Jennie' as a women when refused to be cowed by her era's customary repression of woman. Neither bad mother nor sexually predatory wife, Jennie Churchill was creative and passionate, determined to live life to the full. This book is signed on the title page by the author There is a small closed tear to the top of the rear panel on the D/W. A good, clean and tight c... View more info

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Walpole in power

By: Black, Jeremy

Price: £15.00

Publisher: UK, Sutton Publishing Ltd: 2001

Edition: 1st Edition

Sellers ID: 03424

ISBN: 075092523X

Condition: Fine


Robert Walpole was Britain's first prime minister and one of the great political figures of the eighteenth century. This study is essential reading for anyone interested in politics or the rich history of the period. With its fascinating parallels between Walpole's ministry and modern government, it will also appeal to those interested in current affairs. A good tight clean copy. View more info

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Gordon Brown.

By: Bower Tom

Price: £15.00

Publisher: UK, Harper/ Collins Ltd: 2004

Edition: 1st Edition

Sellers ID: 02035

ISBN: 000717540X

Condition: Very Good


The D/J has a small tear to the top corner on the back and rippling to the head and foot of the D/J. View more info

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East and West.

By: Chris Patten

Price: £15.00

Publisher: UK, Macmillan: 1998

Edition: 1st Edition

Sellers ID: 03842

ISBN: 0333747879

Condition: Near Fine


In East and West Patten writes, frankly and directly, and for the first time, about his experiences as governor, about why he adopted the stance that he did, and about how he fought his battles. Anyone who was moved by the drama of the hand-over to China , will be riveted by the account given here of the events that led up to it. The hard boards have bumps to its top edge, and the D/W has light wear to its edge. The price of the book includes UK 2nd class postage. View more info

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Churchill's First War: Young Winston and the Fight Against the Taliban

By: Con Coughlin

Price: £15.00

Publisher: UK, Macmillan: 2013

Edition: 1st Edition

Sellers ID: 04004

ISBN: 0230758517

Condition: Very Good


Over a century ago British troops were fighting a vicious frontier war against afghan tribesmen on the North-West Frontier- the great-great-grandfathers of the Taliban and tribal insurgents in modern day Afghanistan. In this book the author tells the story of that campaign, a story of high adventure and imperial success, which contains many lessons and warnings for today. The d/w shows light creasing to its head and corners, and is also priced clipped. View more info

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No More Champagne: Churchill and his Money

By: David Lough

Price: £18.00

Publisher: UK, Head of Zeus: 2015

Edition: 1st Edition

Sellers ID: 04055

ISBN: 1784081817

Condition: Near Fine


The popular image of Winston Churchill - grandson of a duke, drinking champagne and smoking cigars - conjures up a man of wealth and substance. The reality is that Britain's most celebrated modern statesman lived for most of his life on a fiscal cliff-edge. ' No More Champagne', shines new revelatory light on a twentieth century icon. On the front end paper there are the initials H.G.J.W. and on the title page there appears to be a dedication dated 2015, possibly by the author ( no author's signature ). A tight, clean copy View more info

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The Pain and the Privilege: The Women in Lloyd George's Life

By: Ffion Hague

Price: £18.00

Publisher: UK, HarperPress: 2008

Edition: 1st Edition

Sellers ID: 03899

ISBN: 0007219490

Condition: Very Good


In this impressively researched and hugely sympathetic account, based on thousands of original documents and letters, Ffion Hague explores the lives of the women who loved Lloyd George. For the extraordinary women in Lloyd George's life, theirs was indeed ' the pain and the privilege of smoothing the path of a famous man'. A clean and tight copy. View more info

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William Pitt the Younger: A Biography.

By: Hague, William

Price: £15.00

Publisher: UK., HarperCollins Publishers Ltd: 2004

Edition: 2nd Edition

Sellers ID: 02943

ISBN: 0007147198

Condition: Very Good


William Pitt the Younger was one of the most extraordinary figures in British history, who became Prime Minister in 1783 at the remarkable age of twenty-four. In this lively and authoritative biography, William Hague explains the dramatic events and exceptional abilities which allowed extreme youth to be combined with great power. The edges of the text block are lightly tanned. View more info

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Attlee

By: Harris, Kenneth

Price: £16.00

Publisher: UK, Weidenfeld & Nicolson: 1982

Edition: 1st Edition

Sellers ID: 03449

ISBN: 0297779931

Condition: Very Good


The author has written a full and revealing account of his political and personal life. With the help of an unpublished collection of documents and correspondence and many conversations with Attlee himself, the author has painted a fresh portrait of Labour's postwar prime minister. The red boards has light marking as does the front paste down. The leaves of the text block is a little grubby. The D/J shows shelf wear and creasing. View more info

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Clive : The Life and Death of a British Emperor

By: Harvey, Robert

Price: £15.00

Publisher: UK, Hodder & Stoughton: 1998

Edition: 1st Edition

Sellers ID: 03522

ISBN: 0340654406

Condition: Fine


Clive of India was one of the most extraordinary and colourful figures Britain has ever produced. The founder of Britain's Indian empire, with all its contradictions, he was also Britain's first great guerrilla fighter, conqueror of Bengal and avenging angel of righteousness against the greed of his fellow countrymen, before he himself came under painful scrutiny by Parliament and dying violently in still-mysterious circumstances before his fiftieth birthday. The D/W has been priced-clipped and is protected by a plastic cover. A good,clean copy View more info

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Wellington a Personal History

By: Hibbert, Christopher

Price: £15.00

Publisher: UK, Harper Collins Publishers: 1997

Edition: 1st Edition

Sellers ID: 03608

ISBN: 0246138157

Condition: Very Good


This biography of the Duke of Wellington does not linger long on his generalship and political career, but concentrates more on his personal life to give a more in-depth view of the man rather than the legend. There is creasing to the top and bottom corners on the front cover. View more info

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Daughters of Britannia: the lives and times of diplomatic wives

By: Hickman, Katie

Price: £15.00

Publisher: UK, HarperCollins: 1999

Edition: 1st Edition

Inscription: Inscribed by Author(s)

Sellers ID: 02974

ISBN: 0002557142

Condition: Very Good


A mixture of poignant biography and marvellously entertaining social history. This book is the story of diplomatic life as it has never been told before. Touching on the lives of nearly a hundred diplomatic wives, as well as sisters and daughters, this is a brilliant and compelling account of more than three centuries of British diplomacy as seen through the eyes of some of its most intrepid and least-known participants. There is light discolouration to the text block edge View more info

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Thomas Cromwell: The Rise and Fall of Henry VIII's Most Notorious Minister

By: Hutchinson, Robert

Price: £15.00

Publisher: UK, Weidenfeld & Nicolson: 2007

Edition: 1st Edition

Sellers ID: 02926

ISBN: 0297846426

Condition: Very Good


This book , investigates the rise and fall of Henry VIII's most notorious minister. The son of a brewer, Cromwell rose from obscurity to become ' Earl of Essex, Vice- Regent and High Chamberlain of England, Keeper of the Privy Seal and Chancellor of the Exchequer'. He manoeuvred his way to the top by intrigue, bribery and sheer force of personality in a court dominated by the malevolent king . There is light marking to the text block edges. View more info

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Elizabeth's Spy Master: Francis Walsingham and the Secret War That Saved England

By: Hutchinson, Robert

Price: £15.00

Publisher: UK, Weidenfeld Military: 2006

Edition: 1st Edition

Sellers ID: 03049

ISBN: 0297846132

Condition: Very Good


' Elizabeth's Spy Master', is a vivid narrative, based on new research, and set in a world of bloody intrigue conspiracies and religious war. The England of Elizabeth I faced an implacable enemy in the shape of Catholic Spain. Only two things stood in their way , The English Channel and Sir Francis Walsingham. There is a small mark on the front edge of the text block and the spine has a slight lean. A nice clean copy. PLEASE NOTE; International economy second class shipping is by sea and may take upto 90 days to arrive. View more info

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Jan Christian SMUTS

By: J.C.Smuts

Price: £15.00

Publisher: UK, Cassell & Co Ltd.: 1952

Edition: 1st Edition

Sellers ID: 03916

Condition: Very Good


This biography of one of the great and respected men of the twentieth century, has a special intimacy and authenticity. The red boards are faded on there edges and the text block is sun tanned, especially on the two end papers . The D/w has wear to its edges and corners and is priced -clipped, but there is still a price label on the front flap the d/w is protected by a plastic cover. A tight , square book View more info

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Garibaldi

By: Jasper Ridley

Price: £15.00

Publisher: UK, Phoenix: 2001

Edition: 2nd Edition

Sellers ID: 03852

ISBN: 1842121529

Condition: Near Fine


One of history's greatest reformers, Garibaldi won his first battle against Aegean Pirates, his last battle against German Dragoons. He went to jail in Russia and led Brazilian rebels in the field. He was twice an admiral and seven times a general, a high government official in at least five countries, became Commander in Chief of the Uruguayan Army, Dictator of Sicily and Freeman of the City of London. There is some light creasing to the covers and spine, and light marking to the text block. The price of this book includes 2nd class postage. View more info

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The Autobiography.

By: Major, John

Price: £16.00

Publisher: Uk, Harper Collins: 1999

Edition: 1st Edition

Sellers ID: 02054

ISBN: 0002570041

Condition: Very Good


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Finest Years: Churchill as Warlord 1940-45

By: Max Hastings

Price: £18.00

Publisher: UK, HarperPress: 2009

Edition: 1st Edition

Sellers ID: 04015

ISBN: 0007263678

Condition: Very Good


By looking at Churchill from the outside in, through the eyes of British soldiers, civilians and newspapers, and also those of Russians and Americans, Max Hastings provides new perspectives on the greatest Englishman and the precarious Grand Alliance. The d/w has creasing to its head. View more info

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The Mistresses of Cliveden: Three Centuries of Scandal, Power and Intrigue in an English Stately Home

By: Natalie Livingstone

Price: £18.00

Publisher: UK, Hutchinson: 2015

Edition: 1st Edition

Sellers ID: 04060

ISBN: 0091954525

Condition: Near Fine


' The Mistress of Cliveden,' is by turns a historical epic, a political thriller, a family drama and an intimate history of the relationships between people and place. above all, it is a story about sex and power, and the ways in which exceptional women have evaded, exploited and confronted the expectations of their times. A good, clean and tight copy. View more info