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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

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Trafalgar: The Biography of a Battle

By: Adkins, Roy A.

Price: £13.55

Publisher: UK., Little, Brown & Company: 2004

Edition: 1st Edition

Sellers ID: 02678

ISBN: 0316725110

Condition: Very Good


In this book the author embraces the battle, its prelude and its aftermath, in narrative that is at once scholarly and breathtakingly exciting. This was the great deciding conflict of the Napoleonic Wars - one that Roy Atkins describes, with use of many newly published first -hand accounts, in mesmerising , blow-by-blow detail. PLEASE NOTE: Economy shipping ( 2nd class) to World zones 1 and 2 is by sea and will take between 60 and 90 days to arrive. 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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Aggers' Ashes

By: Agnew, Jonathan

Price: £10.84

Publisher: London UK, Harper Collins Publishers: 2011

Edition: 1st Edition

Sellers ID: 01892

ISBN: 0007343124

Condition: Very Good


With additional contributions from BBC's cricket bloggers and the renowned Test Match Special statistician , Andrew Samson , Aggers Ashes is the only companion you will need to relive those glorious days when history was made down under. View more info

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Untold Stories

By: Alan Bennett

Price: £16.00

Publisher: UK, Faber & Faber: 2005

Edition: 2nd Edition

Sellers ID: 03702

ISBN: 0571228305

Condition: Fine


Untold Stories' 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, ' Untold Stories' is a matchless and unforgettable anthology. The D/W has rippling to its edges and small tears to the lower corners. A good tight clean copy. View more info

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The Cradle King: A Life of James VI & I

By: Alan Stewart

Price: £15.00

Publisher: UK, Chatto & Windus: 2003

Edition: 1st Edition

Sellers ID: 03923

ISBN: 0701169842

Condition: Near Fine


Alan Stewart's Impeccably researched biography makes brilliant use of original sources to bring to life the conversations and the controversies of the Jacobean age. Stewart Lucidly untangles the intricacies of James's life. In doing so, he uncovers the extent to which Charles I's downfall was caused by the cracks that appeared in the monarchy during his father's reign. The D/w shows light shelf wear. A good, tight and clean copy. View more info

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Pete Doherty: Last of the Rock Romantics

By: Alex Hannaford

Price: £12.00

Publisher: UK, Ebury Press: 2006

Edition: 1st Edition

Sellers ID: 03891

ISBN: 0091910781

Condition: Near Fine


Last of the Rock Romantics gets to the core of Pete Doherty - his musicianship, his passion, his self-destructive tendencies and his quest to find a mythic England that probably exists only in his imagination. This is a definitive biography of a very British legend. There is a dried rose and stem in the front of the book which we thought we would leave. There is light wear to the head and foot of the D/W spine. View more info

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The Lost Tudor Princess: A Life of Margaret Douglas, Countess of Lennox

By: Alison Weir

Price: £18.00

Publisher: UK, Jonathan Cape: 2015

Edition: 1st Edition

Sellers ID: 04204

ISBN: 0224089803

Condition: Near Fine


Royal Tudor blood ran in her veins. Some thought she should be queen of England. She ranked high at the court of her uncle, Henry VIII, and was lady of honour to five of his wives. This is the biography of an extraordinary life that spanned five tudor reigns, a life packed with intrigue , and drama and tragedy. A good , clean and tight book. View more info

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Children Of England - The Heirs Of King Henry VIII.

By: Alison. Weir

Price: £12.00

Publisher: UK, Jonathan Cape: 1996

Edition: 1st Edition

Sellers ID: 04155

ISBN: 0224038338

Condition: Very Good


This book begins at the point where Alison Weir's bestseller ' The Six Wives of Henry VIII ' came to an end, and covers the period until Elizabeth succeeded to the throne in 1558. Making use of contemporary sources, she brings to vivid life one of the most extraordinary periods of English history, when each of Henry's heirs was potentially the tool of powerful political or religious figures, and when the realm was seething with intrigue and political change. There is lig... View more info

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Michael Schumacher: The Quest for Redemption.

By: Allen, James

Price: £13.55

Publisher: Partridge Press: 1999

Edition: 1st Edition

Sellers ID: 02033

ISBN: 1852252723

Condition: Very Good


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Eisenhower: The President: Vol 2

By: Ambrose, Stephen. E.

Price: £13.55

Publisher: U.S.A., Simon & Schuster: 1984

Edition: 1st Edition

Sellers ID: 02658

ISBN: 0671499017

Condition: Very Good


This is the second and concluding volume of Stephen ambrose's biography of Eisenhower. This definitive and sometimes critical work is the culmination of twenty years of research by one of the editors of the Eisenhower papers. The spine is lightly faded and the text block as heavy spotting to the head and there is light foxing to the inside of the DJ. please note; standard shipping (2nd class) to world zones 1 and 2 is by sea, and will take between 60 and 90 days. View more info

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The Rose of Martinique: A Life of Napoleon's Josephine

By: Andrea Stuart

Price: £18.00

Publisher: UK, Macmillan: 2003

Edition: 1st Edition

Sellers ID: 03824

ISBN: 0333739337

Condition: Fine


With the dismissive epigram ' Not tonight Josephine ', history has relegated Napoleon's empress to the role of mere boudoir distraction. Bedazzled by her more famous husband, biographers have neglected Josephine's own life story - a story that encompassed Caribbean slave revolts, arranged marriage, revolutionary politics and the threat of the guillotine, before she even met the man whose historical shadow all but obliterated her own. The red boards are fine the D/W shows... 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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The Turks Today

By: Andrew Mango

Price: £18.00

Publisher: USA, The Overlook Press: 2004

Edition: 1st Edition

Sellers ID: 04151

ISBN: 1585676152

Condition: Very Good


In this sequel to his acclaimed biography,Ataturk, Andrew Mango provides such a portrait, tracing the republic's development since the death of its founder and bringing to life the Turkish people and their vibrant society. There is a black mark across the bottom of the text block indicating it is a remainder book. A good, clean and tight copy. 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... View more info

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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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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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Cardinal Richelieu and the Making of France

By: Anthony Levi

Price: £18.00

Publisher: UK, Constable: 2000

Edition: 1st Edition

Sellers ID: 03968

ISBN: 0094801908

Condition: Near Fine


The story of Cardinal Richelieu is one of high drama, ruthless ambition and political intrigue- Anthony Levi's original and compelling biograp[hy reveals the extent of this great seventeenth-century statesman's scheming to gain state control over all cultural activities in order to further his aim of unifying France. There is light speckling to the head of the text block and light creasing to its edges. View more info

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Marie Antoinette

By: Antonia Fraser

Price: £18.00

Publisher: USA, Weidenfeld & Nicolson: 2001

Edition: 1st Edition

Sellers ID: 03900

ISBN: 0297819089

Condition: Near Fine


In this sympathetic - but never uncritical - study, Antonia Fraser has avoided the biography of some of Marie Antoinette's admirers and the misogyny of many of her critics. the result is an utterly riveting and intensely moving book by one of our finest biographers. There is a tiny tear to the base of the spine on the D/W, and there is a little creasing to the top edge D/W. A good, clean and tight copy View more info

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Moss, on Somerset

By: Arthur Moss ( Reverend)

Price: £12.50

Publisher: UK, The Cannington Press: 1990

Edition: 1st Edition

Sellers ID: 03727

Condition: Fine


The local history of the area has benn Arthur Moss's special interest and this book is the result of long and detailed research during his Somerset ministry. It is a unique blend of scholarship and also eminently readable history and biography. It will surely fascinate all who love Somerset. The D/W shows light shelf wear to its panels and edges. A good, clean and tight little book. View more info