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A Bastard's Tale - The Political Memoirs of George Gardiner, Gardiner, George
1 Gardiner, George
A Bastard's Tale - The Political Memoirs of George Gardiner
UK Aurum Press Ltd
1999 1854106376 / 9781854106377 First Edition Hardcover Very Good Condition Very Good 23.6 x 15.8 x 2.8 cm 
Available Now. Book Description: George Gardiner left the Conservative party and stood against them in the election. This is his account, from a political career beginning in the 1950s, of the changes he witnessed to conservatism and the virtual disintegration of the Party.' Size: 23.6 x 15.8 x 2.8 cm. 224 pages. Quantity Available: 1. Category: Biography & Autobiography; ISBN: 1854106376. ISBN/EAN: 9781854106377. Hardcover B200-1009 1.00 
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A Bibliography for History, History Curatorship and Museums, Kavanagh, Gaynor
2 Kavanagh, Gaynor
A Bibliography for History, History Curatorship and Museums
UK Ashgate Publishing Limited
1996 1859282032 / 9781859282038 First Edition Hardcover Fine Condition Fine 2.5 x 16.5 x 24.8 cm 
"221 Pages. Both boards are very lightly marked. A guide to literature sources on history making within the personal and public domains, with specific reference to history museums and collections. The central section of this book is a detailed bibliography concluding with reviews of those works which are particularly recommended." "Book Description: A guide to literature sources on history making within the personal and public domains, with specific reference to history museums and collections. The central section of this book is a detailed bibliography concluding with reviews of those works which are particularly recommended." Size: 2.5 x 16.5 x 24.8 cm. 208 pages. Quantity Available: 1. Category: Biography & Autobiography; ISBN: 1859282032. ISBN/EAN: 9781859282038. Hardcover X129-1319 1.00 
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A Bibliography of Medical and Bio-Medical Biography, Morton, Leslie T.
3 Morton, Leslie T.
A Bibliography of Medical and Bio-Medical Biography
UK Ashgate Publishing Limited
2005 0754650693 / 9780754650690 First Edition Hardcover Very Good Condition 3.2 x 15.9 x 23.5 cm 
425 Pages. Both boards and edges are lightly marked. In this third edition the author has followed the guidelines laid down for the previous edition. The author has again been selective in cases where numerous bibliographies of an individual are available. He has included more references to biographical, autobiographical information published in the periodical literature. He has included as far possible the names of individuals recorded in our Chronology of Medicine and Related Sciences (1997). He has taken the oppurtunity to make some ammendments and corrections to existing entries. The section on collective Biographies and the short list of Books on the History of Medicine have been updated. Book Description: This new third edition of A Bibliography of Medical and Biomedical Biography details readily available sources of information in the English language on significant figures in the history of medicine and the biomedical sciences. Archival collections are also noted and a representative selection of general and specialized histories is included. This new edition features more than 1300 new entries, plus updates and amendments to previous entries. Also included, as far as possible, are the names of individuals recorded in Morton and Moore's Chronology of Medicine and Related Sciences (Ashgate, 1997). This bibliography remains an essential guide to the life and works of individuals who have contributed to the development of medicine and the biomedical sciences. : Review: '...a remarkable achievement, and a must for medical historians.' British Medical Journal (Review of Second edition) 'This significantly updated third edition lists biographical references in the areas of biomedical science and the history of medicine...over 1,370 biographies added from the previous edition...The entries are listed alphabetically with good cross-references. This bibliography offers very good coverage of deceased individuals, and fairly good coverage of living individuals...Recommended.' Choice '... beautifully produced, hard-bound on acid-resistant paper, a pleasure to handle, compact enough to only take up an inch and half or so on the shelf, reasonably priced, and, of course, meticulously edited by a pair of accomplished bibliographers...' Reference Reviews 'This bibliography is a particularly good resource for information on European medical and biomedical biography, and has two very useful lists in the back: one of collective biographies, and one of publications on the history of various medicinal specialities. This book would be an excellent choice for academic and medical libraries.' American Reference Books Annual : About the Author: Leslie Morton, formerly Information Officer, British Medical Journal and formerly Librarian, National Institute for Medical Research, UK and Robert Moore, Librarian, National Institute for Medical Research, UK Size: 3.2 x 15.9 x 23.5 cm. 560 pages. Quantity Available: 1. Category: Biography & Autobiography; ISBN: 0754650693. ISBN/EAN: 9780754650690. Hardcover X130-1452 1.00 
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A Bibliography of Medical and Bio-Medical Biography, Morton, Leslie T.
4 Morton, Leslie T.
A Bibliography of Medical and Bio-Medical Biography
UK Ashgate Publishing Limited
2005 0754650693 / 9780754650690 First Edition Hardcover Very Good Condition 3.2 x 15.9 x 23.5 cm 
Both boards and edges are lightly marked. All corners are slightly bumped. in this third edition the author has followed the guidelines laid down for the previous edition. The author has again been selective in cases where numerous bibliographies of an individual are available. He has included more references to biographical, autobiographical information published in the periodical literature. He has included as far possible the names of individuals recorded in our Chronology of Medicine and Related Sciences (1997). He has taken the oppurtunity to make some ammendments and corrections to existing entries. The section on collective Biographies and the short list of Books on the History of Medicine have been updated. Book Description: This new third edition of A Bibliography of Medical and Biomedical Biography details readily available sources of information in the English language on significant figures in the history of medicine and the biomedical sciences. Archival collections are also noted and a representative selection of general and specialized histories is included. This new edition features more than 1300 new entries, plus updates and amendments to previous entries. Also included, as far as possible, are the names of individuals recorded in Morton and Moore's Chronology of Medicine and Related Sciences (Ashgate, 1997). This bibliography remains an essential guide to the life and works of individuals who have contributed to the development of medicine and the biomedical sciences. : Review: '...a remarkable achievement, and a must for medical historians.' British Medical Journal (Review of Second edition) 'This significantly updated third edition lists biographical references in the areas of biomedical science and the history of medicine...over 1,370 biographies added from the previous edition...The entries are listed alphabetically with good cross-references. This bibliography offers very good coverage of deceased individuals, and fairly good coverage of living individuals...Recommended.' Choice '... beautifully produced, hard-bound on acid-resistant paper, a pleasure to handle, compact enough to only take up an inch and half or so on the shelf, reasonably priced, and, of course, meticulously edited by a pair of accomplished bibliographers...' Reference Reviews 'This bibliography is a particularly good resource for information on European medical and biomedical biography, and has two very useful lists in the back: one of collective biographies, and one of publications on the history of various medicinal specialities. This book would be an excellent choice for academic and medical libraries.' American Reference Books Annual : About the Author: Leslie Morton, formerly Information Officer, British Medical Journal and formerly Librarian, National Institute for Medical Research, UK and Robert Moore, Librarian, National Institute for Medical Research, UK Size: 3.2 x 15.9 x 23.5 cm. 560 pages. Quantity Available: 1. Category: Biography & Autobiography; ISBN: 0754650693. ISBN/EAN: 9780754650690. Hardcover X130-1451 1.00 
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A Bibliography of Medical and Biomedical Biography, Moore, Robert J. (Editor)
5 Moore, Robert J. (Editor)
A Bibliography of Medical and Biomedical Biography
UK Scolar Press
1994 0859679810 / 9780859679817 First Edition Hardcover Very Good Condition Very Good 3.2 x 17.1 x 24.8 cm 
348 Pages. Foredges are a little marked. Dustcover is a little marked and rubbed. This is a bibliography of medical and biomedical biography. Size: 3.2 x 17.1 x 24.8 cm. 348 pages. Quantity Available: 1. Category: Biography & Autobiography; Scolar Press. ISBN: 0859679810. ISBN/EAN: 9780859679817. Hardcover X122-1032 1.00 
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A Card From Angela Carter, Clapp, Susannah
6 Clapp, Susannah
A Card From Angela Carter
UK Bloomsbury Publishing PLC
2012 1408826909 / 9781408826904 First Edition Hardcover Very Good Condition Very Good 11.8 x 1.8 x 18.7 cm 
Available Now. Book Description: Angela Carter was one of the most vivid voices of the twentieth century: much studied, copied and adored. When she died at the age of fifty-one, she had published fifteen books of fiction and essays; outrage at her omission from the shortlists of any Booker Prize led to the foundation of the Orange Prize. February 2012 will be the twentieth anniversary of her death but no biographical work has yet appeared.: Susannah Clapp and Angela Carter were friends for years. The postcards that Carter sent to her form a paper trail through her life. The pictures she sent were sometimes domestic, sometimes flights of fantasy and surrealism. The messages were always pungent. : From Stratford, Ontario, she explained that Canada was 'like Scandinavia, with liquor'. From the States, where she was smarting from a critical onslaught in the London Review of Books, where Susannah then worked, she sent a terrifying picture of Texan chili, with the message: 'Carter's reply to the critics ... goes through you like a dose of salts ... I'd liked to feed it to that drivelling wimp...': Through the medium of her postcards - small documents that are the emails of the twentieth century - Susannah Clapp will evoke Angela Carter's anarchic intelligence, her fierce politics, the richness of her language, her ribaldry, the great swoops of her imagination; she will also say something about her life. Intimate, funny, unexpected, it will catch this unique artist on the wing. : Review: A small masterpiece; in close-up, a warm and intimate portrait achieved with the most minimal, impressionistic strokes, in a wide-angle what its author calls "a zigzag path through the 80s" (Ahdaf Soueif Guardian, Books of the Year): [An] exquisite jewel of a book ... Clapp skilfully weaves Carter's pithy correspondence into a moving account of her life ... It is inquiring, irreverent, kind and often quirky [and] will send you scurrying back to the bookshelves to rediscover the work of one of England's brilliant baroque novelists (Sunday Times): An amazing book. I read it cover to cover and learned so much - you don't need an 800 page biography of someone to paint a really sharp picture of them. In fact, I shall remember this book much more than if I had waded through a tome. It's a gem - adorable. And [it has] a wonderful epitaph (Victoria Hislop): Colourfully characterised through ribald and sardonically surreal postcards sent to friends from her travels, commenting on her activities and attitudes. There will be other, bigger biographies, but none more evocative than this sampler precisely stitched in literary petit-point (The Times): Gives a unique insight into one of modern literature's most original and best-loved authors (Evening Standard): Short and sweet ... captures [Angela Carter's] humour, and describes her obsessions, travels, lefty politics, cats, her husband and son, her works and their author - witty, unpredictable, fierce ... A Card From Angela Carter is a slim book, but big hearted. Unapologetically reverential, it sings with love (The Spectator): Far more captivating than fiction ... a luminous picture of her friend and correspondent ... an intimate, funny book, sometimes ribald, sometimes fierce, but fascinating all the same (Independent, 10 Best New Biographies) : Book Description: A unique and dazzling portrait of Angela Carter by her friend and literary executor Size: 11.8 x 1.8 x 18.7 cm. 112 pages. Quantity Available: 1. Shipped Weight: Under 500 grams. Category: Biography & Autobiography; ISBN: 1408826909. ISBN/EAN: 9781408826904. Hardcover F211-1028 1.00 
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A Case Study in US Urban Leadership: Incumbancy of Milwaukee Mayor Henry Maie., Gruberg, Martin
7 Gruberg, Martin
A Case Study in US Urban Leadership: Incumbancy of Milwaukee Mayor Henry Maie.
UK Avebury
1996 1859724191 / 9781859724194 First Edition Hardcover Very Good Condition 3.2 x 16.5 x 22.9 cm 
Available Now. "Book Description: Henry Maier, former Milwaukee mayor, was called a great figure, a senior liberal urban statesman and a master politician. He was also called unbalanced, unpredictable and goofy. This work looks at the career of a man who made himself into a political institution." Size: 3.2 x 16.5 x 22.9 cm. 352 pages. Multiple copies available this title. Quantity Available: 2. Category: Biography & Autobiography; ISBN: 1859724191. ISBN/EAN: 9781859724194. Hardcover B197-1001 1.00 
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A Chapter of Autobiography., Gladstone, W.E.
8 Gladstone, W.E.
A Chapter of Autobiography.
John Murray
1868 6th Thousand Softcover Very Good Condition Octavo (standard book size) 
Original printed paper wraps, as issued, splitting at the spine. 63 pages. . Size: Octavo (standard book size). Quantity Available: 1. Category: Biography & Autobiography; Paperback 223596 1.00 
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A Charmed Life: The Autobiography of David Essex, Essex, David
9 Essex, David
A Charmed Life: The Autobiography of David Essex
UK Orion
2002 0752851608 / 9780752851600 First Edition Hardcover Very Good Condition Very Good 23.6 x 16 x 3.3 cm 
Available Now. Book Description: Born fifty-four years ago in the East End, this is the funny, heart-warming autobiography of one of this country's most-loved pop performers. Born in West Ham in 1947, David recalls his childhood living in a hostel for the homeless and his passion for football that led him to play for West Ham United. He recounts hilarious tales of his introduction to music in 50s Soho, hop-picking with his Gypsy relatives in Kent, buying his first drum kit and playing in blues and jazz bands before he left school. At the age of 23 David was simultaneously the star of a West End hit musical GODSPELL, had a number one hit record with ROCK ON and was starring in the massive hit film THAT'LL BE THE DAY. David recounts the 'Essex Mania' of the time: the money - 12 houses at one time with 100 motorcycles (another passion) - the drugs, and the marriage break-up. He talks candidly about creating the role of Che in EVITA and missing out on Broadway and the film. Then there are the stories of times with Keith Moon, John Lennon, and Richard Burton - the pop stars and the film stars. This is an honest, funny and insightful account of his amazing life written by David Essex himself. : Review: David had a very successful visit to LBS on 8 August, signing over 2,000 pre-sold copies for Telesales and doing a staff signing. EVENTS: We kicked off the book signing tour with BORDERS OXFORD ST (173 copies sold). Then OTTAKARS BROMLEY and WHS BLUEWATER on Sat 7 September before David sets off on his 55-date concert tour of the UK at the end of Sept, doing 14 bookshop signings onthe way (all listed on author events schedule) in: York, Edinburgh, Glasgow,Birmingham, Cambridge, Basingstoke, Croydon, Woking, Norwich, Manchester, Milton Keynes, Nottingham, Stevenage. He'll finish off with two Christmas signings in December at Costco/Selfridges and WHS Brent Cross. PRESS: DAILY MAIL -ran first interview on Saturday 17 August followed by 2 days of extracts.OK!- 'at home' with David 2 OctoberWHAT'S ON IN LONDON - interview to comeTHE SUN 9 Sept newsstory about signing at BluewaterTHE GUARDIAN 7 Sept news story 'A Charmed Life may be a surprise bestseller of the autumn'THE EXPRESS 27 Sept diary storyNORTHER ECHO - signing sessionGLASGOW HERALD - profile interview30 SeptDAILY ECHO (BOURNEMOUTH) profile interviewCOULSDON AND PURLEY ADVERTISER/CATERHAM AD/SURREY MIRROR/DORKING ADVERTISER: Interview and signing sessionWOKING NEWS - photo story of signing TELEVISION: BBC BREAKFAST NEWS - 28 AugustTHIS MORNING - 2 SeptKELLY SHOW UTV - 20 SeptC4 RICHARD AND JUDY - 24 SeptC5 OPEN HOUSE WITH GLORIA HUNNIFORD - 26 SeptSTV LUNCHTIME NEWS - 9 OctDES O'CONNOR lunchtime show 28 Oct RADIO: Interviews with:R2 'JONATHAN ROSS' - 31 AugustR2 STEVE WRIGHTR4 'LOOSE ENDS' - 31 AugustR5 'NICKY CAMPBELL' 29 AugustBBC RADIO SCOTLAND 'FRED MACAULAY' - 29 AugustBBC LONDON LIVE 'MEL AND SUE' -1 SeptLBC 'ANNA BOULTER' - 29 AugustBBC RADIO GMRBBC RADIO ULSTERBBC RADIO KENTBBC RADIO SOLENTBBC RADIO LEICESTERBBC RADIO STOKEBBC RADIO YORKBBC RADIO WALESBBC RADIO ESSEX Reviews:BBC COVENTRYDOCKLANDS & CITY RECORDER - fullpage feature review and picsSUFFOLK JOURNAL/ NORFOLK JOURNAL/ CAMBS JOURNAL/ESSEX MAGAZINE: 'You don't have to be a fan of the man to enjoy this rags to : Book Description: The life of the pop star and actor who created the soundtrack to the lives of a whole generation. Size: 23.6 x 16 x 3.3 cm. 248 pages. Quantity Available: 1. Category: Biography & Autobiography; ISBN: 0752851608. ISBN/EAN: 9780752851600. Hardcover A185-1254 1.00 
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A Diary of The Lady: My First Year as Editor, Johnson, Rachel
10 Johnson, Rachel
A Diary of The Lady: My First Year as Editor
UK Fig Tree
2010 1905490674 / 9781905490677 First Edition Hardcover Very Good Condition Very Good 14.4 x 3.1 x 22.2 cm 
Available Now. Book Description: ‘All I knew about The Lady was what all middle-class mothers of a certain age and income bracket knew about The Lady. It was where you got a nanny from. End of.': When Rachel Johnson was appointed the new editor of the oldest women's weekly magazine in the world, she was facing the challenge of a lifetime. For a start, how do you become an editor when you've never, really, edited? How do you turn around a venerable title, full of gloomy articles on watery eyes and ads for walk-in baths, into a totally cookin' property … during the worst recession EVER? And forget about doubling the circulation in a year at The Lady - what on earth do you WEAR to work when you've spent the last fifteen years sitting at home in sweatpants? As she puts on her best Bree Van der Kamp silk blouse and penetrates the time-capsule six-storey cream and pink HQ in Covent Garden - with its Fred West basement, Ladies' Smoking Room, Anne Frank Annexe and wall safe filled with custard creams - she soon realizes: if The Lady was ever to become more hip than hip replacement, it would need emergency surgery. And fast.: This is Rachel's riotous and alarmingly frank account of her first year as her Ladyship, as she tackles redesigning the magazine, drags the title from the nineteenth to the twenty-first century, persuades big names to write for peanuts, attempts to sell advertising space to the bewildered executives of Astroglide (don't ask), tackles her dreaded intray, but above all tries to persuade her existing readers to keep going and new ones to hop on board. Will Rachel save The Lady - or sink it? : Review: HYSTERICAL. For the first time, everyone is talking about The Lady for reasons other than nannies (Piers Morgan ): Hilarious (Daily Mail ): A total romp, wonderfully readable, unflinchingly described (Zoe Williams Guardian ): Eye-poppingly comic (Mark Lawson Guardian ): Giddy, lively, Mitfordesque, hilarious (Observer ): Action-packed, entertaining, marvellously indiscreet. Johnson is everything you want in a diarist and has a compulsive habit of saying the wrong thing (Sunday Times ): Boisterous and captivating (Roger Lewis Sunday Express Books of the Year ): Made me laugh out loud and stay up so late reading it that I shot terribly on the first drive (Financial Times ): Surprisingly brilliant (Aa Gill ) : About the Author: Rachel Johnson is married to Ivo Dawnay, has three children, and lives in London and Somerset. Her previous books include The Mummy Diaries and the international bestseller Notting Hell, both of which are published by Penguin. Size: 14.4 x 3.1 x 22.2 cm. 323 pages. Quantity Available: 1. Category: Biography & Autobiography; ISBN: 1905490674. ISBN/EAN: 9781905490677. Hardcover B205-1007 1.00 
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A Dog Year: Rescuing Devon, the most troublesome dog in the world., Katz, Jon
11 Katz, Jon
A Dog Year: Rescuing Devon, the most troublesome dog in the world.
UK Ebury Press
2008 0091925290 / 9780091925291 First Edition Softcover Very Good Condition 12.6 x 1.4 x 19.8 cm 
Available Now. Book Description: Jon and his wife live in a New Jersey suburb with two perfectly behaved Labradors. Then into the mix comes Devon, who creates havoc from the moment he arrives at the airport, when it takes Jon, two baggage handlers and three police officers to track him down after he escapes.: Jon learns the hard way how to encourage Devon to behave. But amongst the difficulties of their first year together, Jon discovers his life is enlivened by a creature with so much mischievousness and joie de vivre. In fact, Jon finds that he is to change as much as Devon. : By turns insightful, hilarious and deeply moving, A Dog Year is a delightful true story of the age-old bond between man and dog. : Review: "Jon Katz understands dogs as few others do, intuitively and unburdened by sentimentality. His keen insights cut to the heart of the human-pet relationship - its immense joys and painful sorrows. With wisdom and grace, he unlocks the canine soul and the complicated wonders that lie within and offers powerful inights to anyone who has ever struggled with, and loved, a troubled animal" (John Grogan, author of MARLEY AND ME): "What distinguishes Katz's witty canine account from most others is his absention from sentimentality ... The adventures described in A Dog Year are the stuff of great fiction ... Part cautionary tale, part love story, A Dog Year reminds us that adopting a pet is a massive responsibility but one that rewards the owner with a rich, more meaningful life" (Los Angeles Times): "Moving, funny ... a loveable mutt of a book" (Chicago Times): "Dog fans will chuckle and blub" (Daily Mail) : Book Description: When Jon Katz takes in a young troubled border collie, his calm, sedate life will never be the same again Size: 12.6 x 1.4 x 19.8 cm. 240 pages. Quantity Available: 1. Shipped Weight: Under 500 grams. Category: Biography & Autobiography; ISBN: 0091925290. ISBN/EAN: 9780091925291. Paperback F244-1135 1.00 
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A Home for Rose: How My Life Turned Upside Down for the Love of a Dog, Katz, Jon
12 Katz, Jon
A Home for Rose: How My Life Turned Upside Down for the Love of a Dog
UK Ebury Press
2009 0091929024 / 9780091929022 Softcover Very Good Condition 12.6 x 1.7 x 19.8 cm 
Available Now. Book Description: 'I believed Rose had a secret plan for the farm, a detailed map in her head that showed exactly where all her ewes and lambs and humans ought to be. Though I was nominally the herder, I wasn't privy to the map. My job was mostly to latch and unlatch the gates, the rest was up to her': Jon Katz leaves the suburbs for a remote farm in order to give Border Collie puppy Rose - along with our friend Devon from A Dog Year - a true taste of herding life. : Rose's adventures start early, going head to head with a head-butting ram the day the sheep arrive. She soon establishes a routine for the sheep, chickens and donkeys - and Jon - that makes everything run like clockwork. However, any notion Jon has of the romance of a rural idyll is shattered when the snow comes and temperatures of minus twenty set in. With two fingers damaged to frostbite and a sheep lost, the prospect of all-night lambing seems terrifying. But with Rose by his side Jon finds there is little that together they can't do, and as spring comes and the frost thaws he finds himself battered, drained yet exhilarated. : This is his delightfully funny, touching and insightful depiction of the realities of country life, and of how one man turned his life upside down for the love of a dog.: Please note, A Home for Rose is the UK title for the book published in the US as The Dogs of Bedlam Farm. : Review: "Jon Katz understands dogs as few others do, intuitively and unburdened by sentimentality. His keen insights cut to the heart of the human-pet relationship - its immense joys and painful sorrows. With wisdom and grace, he unlocks the canine soul and the complicated wonders that lie within and offers powerful inights to anyone who has ever struggled with, and loved, a troubled animal" (John Grogan, author of MARLEY AND ME): "Katz's world - of animals and humans and their combined generosity of spirit - is a place you're glad you've been" (Boston Globe): "Made me a Katz fan for life" (Seattle Times) : Book Description: By the author of Sunday Times bestselling A Dog Year - Jon Katz moves to the country to give Border Collie puppy Rose a taste of real sheepdog life Size: 12.6 x 1.7 x 19.8 cm. 288 pages. Multiple copies available this title. Quantity Available: 2. Shipped Weight: Under 500 grams. Category: Biography & Autobiography; ISBN: 0091929024. ISBN/EAN: 9780091929022. Paperback F245-1059 1.00 
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A Legacy of Liberation: Thabo Mbeki and the Future of the South African Dream., Gevisser, Mark
13 Gevisser, Mark
A Legacy of Liberation: Thabo Mbeki and the Future of the South African Dream.
UK Palgrave Macmillan
2009 0230611001 / 9780230611009 First Edition Hardcover Very Good Condition 16.5 x 3.4 x 24.4 cm 
Available Now. Missing Dustcover. Book Description: A gripping social history of South Africa's past and future and beautifully narrated by one of Africa's most esteemed journalists, A Legacy of Liberation sheds light on the future of the nation under a new regime. With unprecedented access to Thabo Mbeki and the top brass in the African National Congress, Mark Gevisser weaves a nuanced portrait of the black experience under apartheid. Revelations about the current president and the politics that continue to shape South Africa include: : - Thabo Mbeki's difficult relationship with his own political activist and largely absent father Govan Mbeki, who was imprisoned on Robben Island with Nelson Mandela. : - How the death of his son Kwanda in the diamond mines and the murder of his brother Jama directly affected his leadership and will continue to shape the governance of Africa for years to come. : - The reasons behind Mbeki's puzzling refusal to admit that the HIV virus causes AIDS, which in South Africa claims 800 lives per day, and his support of corrupt governments such as Zimbabwe's. : - Inside rivalry between Thabo Mbeki and Jacob Zuma, the populist leader destined to take over as president in 2009. : This accessible account of a monumental period in world history is the definitive look at contemporary South Africa. : Review: '..a towering biography...It has now been abridged but simultaneously expanded with a substantial epilogue that broadens into an illuminating assessment of the current situation. In its original form it was, with good reason, widely acclaimed and distinguished with several prizes, notably the Alan Paton Award; in its new format it is a brilliant analysis of past equivocations and present blundering, opening into a view of future challenges...A Legacy of Liberation is memorable and definitive. Accompanying Mbeki on his life journey, Gevisser is both informative and moving, passionate and dispassionate.' 4 out of 5 stars. Andr? Brink, The Telegraph : 'The best [of four new books about South Africa], Mark Gevisser's A Legacy of Liberation: Thabo Mbeki and the Future of the South African Dream seeks to understand how a man who came to power with so much goodwill behind him is today regarded with hostility...Gevisser carefully listens to his subject and those around him before artfully dissecting his thinking.' Chris McGreal, The Observer : '...irresistible detail about Mbeki in Britain in the 1960s.' - Stephen Robinson, Sunday Times : '...a stunningly good read...' - Trevor Grundy, The Herald : 'An impressive feat of journalism (that) offers some intriguing insights.' - New York Times: 'Mark Gevisser has written one of the great epic books to come out of South Africa since the end of apartheid. Rigorously reported, beautifully written, A Legacy of Liberation is at once a rich social history of the black experience under apartheid - as seen through its leaders, movements and people - and a brilliant expedition through the country's political and personal landscape, past, present and future.' - Katrina Vanden Heuvel, publisher of The Nation and editor of A Just Response and A Dictionary of Republicanism : 'If Thabo Mbeki has been an enigma to the West, no one better explains him, how he got that way, and how it affected his place in the history of South Africa - old and new - than Mark Gevisser. Exhaustive research, incredible and impeccable contacts and the skill of a gifted writer and analyst combine to make this one of the best chronicles of a man and a movement in our time.' - Charlayne Hunter-Gault, Special Africa Correspondent, NPR and author New News Out of Africa: Uncovering the African Renaissance: 'A monumental biography' - Barry Bearak, The New York Times: 'This is the finest book I have read out of post-apartheid South Africa. Mark Gevisser makes sense not only of Thabo Mbeki but of the struggle itself, and he does so in lucid, brilliant prose.' - Lynn Freed, author of The Servants' Quarters: 'This extraordinary biography draws the reader into the multilayered world in which Mbeki rose to leadership and shaped the destiny of millions. A splendid contribution to our understanding of contemporary South Africa.' - Gail M. Gerhart, author of Black Power in South Africa: 'Mark Gevisser has given us a wonderfully readable study of a powerful man's character: he shows how Thabo Mbeki shaped, and was shaped by, South Africa's troubled history. After a decade interviewing key players in the liberation struggle and their sometimes forgotten families, Gevisser writes with both compassion and a keenly critical eye. A fine wordsmith with an eye for evocative detail, he exposes the demons besetting the South African dream. A Legacy of Liberation is crucial for understanding what lies ahead for South Africa in the twenty-first century.' - Diana Wylie, author of Art and Revolution: 'Probably the finest piece of non-fiction to come out of South Africa since the end of apartheid' - Martin Plaut, Times Literary Supplement: 'Cerebral yet intimate, and beautifully written' - Richard Calland, The Daily Mail and The Guardian : 'Anyone who wants to go beyond those clich?s, and also to understand what has happened in South Africa since the end of white rule should read [this]. In the process they will get swept up in an extraordinarily compelling and at times infuriating and tragic story...Far and away the most authoritative book on Nelson Mandela's successor...Gevisser - one of South Africa's foremost journalists - writes with passion and conviction...Neither simplistic nor synthetic. Rather it is one of the great explanatory narratives of South Africa over the past 60-odd years' - Alec Russell, Financial Times Magazine : 'Retraces in great detail the president's life from his childhood in rural Transkei to his 28 years in exile and his ascent to power. In the process he sheds considerable light on more than half a century of South Africa's difficult history...essential reading for anyone intrigued by South Africa's complex philosopher-king' - The Economist : 'Deep and fascinating [study]...a human portrait of a man variously called an enigma, Machiavellian, an intellectual, a visionary and Stalinist' - The Times (SA) : '...the painstakingly researched narrative remains a judicious and an eye-opening account of a life intersecting history at the most profound level.' - Publishers Weekly : '...a stunningly good read.' - The Glasgow Herald : 'A thrilling tale told by Gevisser, beautifully written and thoroughly investigated to give an account of the South African dream, its past, present and yet still contested and complicated future.' - Chartist : 'Re-titles, updates and cut to half the originial length, it is an engrossing narrative, told with passion and particularly vivid in its depiction of the cultural borderland in which Mbeki grew up.' - David White, Survival : '...a rich work of contemporary history...' The Round Table : '...when the histories come to be written, Mbeki's role as one of the architects of change will be crucial. Gevisser has laid the foundations for those histories with his incisive, personal, richly anecdotal and politically astute narrative. It is a "must read" book that informs, inspires and elucidates the man and his mission.' Tribune : Book Description: 'One of the great explanatory narratives of South Africa over the past 60-odd years' - Financial Times Size: 16.5 x 3.4 x 24.4 cm. 400 pages. Quantity Available: 1. Category: Biography & Autobiography; ISBN: 0230611001. ISBN/EAN: 9780230611009. Hardcover A182-1019 1.00 
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A Life Interrupted - Insights and Cure of a Depressive, Walsh, Malachy
14 Walsh, Malachy
A Life Interrupted - Insights and Cure of a Depressive
UK The Collins Press
1905172680 / 9781905172689 Softcover New 0.6 x 12.7 x 21 cm 
Available Now. Book Description: In 1960 Malachy Walsh was diagnosed as suffering from incurable depression, the disease which had taken the lives of Primo Levi, Vincent Van Gogh and Virginia Woolf. Over the next 25 years, while trying to be a good husband and father, and building a successful business, he tried a range of treatments including strenuous exercise, religious devotion and psychiatric sessions. After virtually sleepless nights, the daily struggle to leave his bed and cope with the day ahead never relented. At one point, a psychiatrist exclaimed: How do you do it? Don t you know how ill you are? But few guessed or knew of his condition. Extraordinarily he was cured and he now lives a life free of depression. Malachy chose to write of his experiences to help other depressives and those close to them to empathise and understand. His description of the hidden, gloomy domain of melancholia and his ultimate recovery is moving and courageously honest. : About the Author: Malachy Walsh is a retired civil engineer. After graduation from University College Cork he worked in England and Scotland. He then returned to Cork and eventually set up his own practice which grew to become a significant consultancy. Fully recovered, he now lives in Cork with his wife Pamela, where his hobbies include creative writing. Size: 0.6 x 12.7 x 21 cm. 200 pages. Quantity Available: 1. Shipped Weight: Under 500 grams. Category: Biography & Autobiography; ISBN: 1905172680. ISBN/EAN: 9781905172689. Paperback F239-1049 1.00 
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A Life without Problems?: Achievements of a Therapeutic Community., Little, Professor Michael
15 Little, Professor Michael
A Life without Problems?: Achievements of a Therapeutic Community.
UK Ashgate Publishing Limited
1995 185742316X / 9781857423167 First Edition Softcover Very Good Condition 22.8 x 15.4 x 1.4 cm 
Available Now. Book Description: A history of a therapy centre for troubled children in Caldecott, written by two former patients. Size: 22.8 x 15.4 x 1.4 cm. 235 pages. Quantity Available: 1. Shipped Weight: Under 500 grams. Category: Biography & Autobiography; ISBN: 185742316X. ISBN/EAN: 9781857423167. Paperback F182-1042 1.00 
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A Mathematician and His Mathematical Work - Selected Papers of S. S. Chern, Chern, Shiing-Shen
16 Chern, Shiing-Shen
A Mathematician and His Mathematical Work - Selected Papers of S. S. Chern
UK World Scientific
1996 9810223854 / 9789810223854 First Edition Hardcover Very Good Condition No Dust Jacket 3.8 x 17.8 x 26 cm 
707 pages. The binding is a little rubbed. The title page has been spoiled so it has been removed. This does not affect the content of this book. These selected papers of S.S. Chern discuss topics such as integral geometry in Klein spaces, a theorem on orientable surfaces in four-dimensional space, and transgression in associated bundles. Book Description: This volume is about the life and work of Shiing-Shen Chern (1911-), one of the leading mathematicians of this century. The book contains personal accounts by some friends, together with a summary of the mathematical works by Chern himself. Besides a selection of the mathematical papers the book also contains all his papers published after 1988. Size: 3.8 x 17.8 x 26 cm. 700 pages. Quantity Available: 1. Shipped Weight: 2-3 kilos. Category: Biography & Autobiography; ISBN: 9810223854. ISBN/EAN: 9789810223854. Hardcover X101-1271-H 1.00 
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A More Perfect Heaven: How Copernicus Revolutionised the Cosmos, Sobel, Dava
17 Sobel, Dava
A More Perfect Heaven: How Copernicus Revolutionised the Cosmos
UK Bloomsbury Publishing PLC
140881983X / 9781408819838 First Edition Softcover Very Good Condition 13.6 x 2.5 x 21.5 cm 
Available Now. Size: 13.6 x 2.5 x 21.5 cm. 288 pages. Quantity Available: 1. Category: Biography & Autobiography; ISBN: 140881983X. ISBN/EAN: 9781408819838. Paperback B240-1296 1.00 
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A P Herbert, Pound, Reginald
18 Pound, Reginald
A P Herbert
UK M.Joseph
1976 071811390X / 9780718113902 First Edition Hardcover Very Good Condition Very Good 21.6 x 14.8 x 3.4 cm Signed by Author
320 Pages. Signed by the author to front end paper. Top, side and bottom foredge of the page are marked. Front and back of the book is marked.. More than any other man of his time, Sir Alan Herbert, CH, 'A.P.H.' of punch for fifty years, added to the gaiety of the nation. Wit and humour flowed from him in many forms, in verse and prose, in novels, musical plays, letters to The Times, even in House of Commons speeches, some of which, as Hansard shows (most excepttionally) were punctuated with 'Loud Laughter'. Size: 21.6 x 14.8 x 3.4 cm. 320 pages. Quantity Available: 1. Category: Biography & Autobiography; Signed by Author. ISBN: 071811390X. ISBN/EAN: 9780718113902. Hardcover V280-1022 1.00 
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A POW's Memoir of the First World War: The Other Ordeal.  (Legacy of the Great War), Connes, Georges
19 Connes, Georges
A POW's Memoir of the First World War: The Other Ordeal. (Legacy of the Great War)
UK Berg Publishers
2004 1859737838 / 9781859737835 First Edition Hardcover New 14 x 1.1 x 21.6 cm 
138 Pages. NEW. This lyrical memoir offers a fresh look inside the trauma of war and captivity during the First World War, with resonance for today's world. Georges Connes was a young literature graduate when he was drafted and served in the infamous and bloody battle of Verdun. A survivor, he was captured by the Germans in June 1916 and became a prisoner of war until his repatriation in January 1919. In the Second World War, he was active in the French Resistance, was arrested and detained, and ultimately went into hiding. After the war, he served as the interim mayor of Dijon before returning to his academic life as a professor of British and American literature. Connes referred to his time as a POW as ''The Other Ordeal', recognizing that the most important suffering continued for those who had to endure the 'firing, blood and mud' of war. Connes focuses on the human aspects of war, which are all too easy to forget in the age of mass media. He passionately argues against the predominant black and white view of 'us versus them' to unearth the complexities of war. Rather than demonizing his German captors, for example, he describes individual examples of gratuitous acts of kindness. Connes offers a pacifist, internationalist perspective on war. A survivor of two of the greatest conflicts in modern history, Connes remained optimistic about humanity. This voice of hope provides insight not only into the First World War but into the contemporary world. Book Description: This lyrical memoir offers a fresh look inside the trauma of war and captivity during the First World War, with resonance for today's world. Georges Connes was a young literature graduate when he was drafted and served in the infamous and bloody battle of Verdun. A survivor, he was captured by the Germans in June 1916 and became a prisoner of war until his repatriation in January 1919. In the Second World War, he was active in the French Resistance, was arrested and detained, and ultimately went into hiding. After the war, he served as the interim mayor of Dijon before returning to his academic life as a professor of British and American literature. Connes referred to his time as a POW as ''The Other Ordeal', recognizing that the most important suffering continued for those who had to endure the 'firing, blood and mud' of war. Connes focuses on the human aspects of war, which are all too easy to forget in the age of mass media. He passionately argues against the predominant black and white view of 'us versus them' to unearth the complexities of war. Rather than demonizing his German captors, for example, he describes individual examples of gratuitous acts of kindness. Connes offers a pacifist, internationalist perspective on war. A survivor of two of the greatest conflicts in modern history, Connes remained optimistic about humanity. This voice of hope provides insight not only into the First World War but into the contemporary world. : Review: 'This is a powerful and peruasive book; it displays an intimate knowledge of the operation of East End society, the characteristics of the crowd in the unemployment disturbances in the West End of London in 1886, and many other factors.'Keith Laybourn, History: The Journal of the Historical Association : About the Author: Georges Connes Translated by Marie-Claire Connes Wrage and edited by Lois Davis Vines Size: 14 x 1.1 x 21.6 cm. 138 pages. Quantity Available: 1. Category: Biography & Autobiography; ISBN: 1859737838. ISBN/EAN: 9781859737835. Hardcover X107-1218 1.00 
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A Prime Minister on Prime Ministers, Wilson, Sir Harold
20 Wilson, Sir Harold
A Prime Minister on Prime Ministers
UK Weidenfeld & Nicolson
1977 0718116259 / 9780718116255 First Edition Hardcover Very Good Condition Very Good Large Octavo Signed by Author
334 Pages. Illustrated throughout. Signed by the former Prime Minister on title page. Sir Harold Wilson's book A Prime Minister on Prime Minister's takes the careers and achievements of twelve Prime Ministers and examines them from a fresh standpoint. Size: Large Octavo. 334 pages. Quantity Available: 1. Category: Biography & Autobiography; Signed by Author. ISBN: 0718116259. ISBN/EAN: 9780718116255. Hardcover V280-1174 1.00 
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A Second Chance: A Midlands Tale, Riley, John F.
21 Riley, John F.
A Second Chance: A Midlands Tale
UK Book Guild Publishing Ltd
2003 1857767853 / 9781857767858 First Edition Hardcover Very Good Condition Very Good 13.5 x 21.6 cm 
Available Now. Bibliography note: Includes bibliographical references. Size: 13.5 x 21.6 cm. 352 pages. Quantity Available: 1. Category: Biography & Autobiography; ISBN: 1857767853. ISBN/EAN: 9781857767858. Hardcover B235-1035 1.00 
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A Stroke of Luck: One Man's Struggle with Diabetes and the Irish Medical Syst., Holten, Anthony
22 Holten, Anthony
A Stroke of Luck: One Man's Struggle with Diabetes and the Irish Medical Syst.
UK Nonsuch Publishing
2007 1845885953 / 9781845885953 Softcover Very Good Condition 16.5 x 1 x 23.5 cm 
Available Now. Book Description: A stroke of luck : About the Author: Anthony Holten was born near the Hill of Tara in County Meath. He traveled extensively during his marine engineering days in the Merchant Navy before going on to work on offshore oil and gas rigs all over the world. He now lives with his wife and three grown-up children near Glanmire in County Cork. Size: 16.5 x 1 x 23.5 cm. 128 pages. Multiple copies available this title. Quantity Available: 2. Shipped Weight: Under 500 grams. Category: Biography & Autobiography; ISBN: 1845885953. ISBN/EAN: 9781845885953. Paperback F246-1083 1.00 
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A View from above: Commercial Satellite Imagery, United Nations Peacekeeping and Canadian Security, Huebert, Rob (Editor)
23 Huebert, Rob (Editor)
A View from above: Commercial Satellite Imagery, United Nations Peacekeeping and Canadian Security
UK Ashgate Publishing Limited
2004 0754610721 / 9780754610724 First Edition Hardcover Fine Condition 1.9 x 15.9 x 23.5 cm 
"272 Pages. This book examines the possibilities for the use of satellite imagery in support of UN peacekeeping operations, and also to protect the national security of Canada. Experts in the field discuss the needs of peacekeeping operations, the requirements for the use of such imagery and the capabilities for providing it. The organizational, political and other issues which arise from the use of such imagery are also given careful consideration." "Book Description: This book examines the possibilities for the use of satellite imagery in support of UN peacekeeping operations, and also to protect the national security of Canada. Experts in the field discuss the needs of peacekeeping operations, the requirements for the use of such imagery and the capabilities for providing it. The organizational, political and other issues which arise from the use of such imagery are also given careful consideration. : Review: '...a pathbreaking and comprehensive study that can raise the level and quality of dialogue between commercial imagery providers, government policymakers, peacekeepers, and the United Nations. It shows how commercial satellite imagery is changing our world by making it increasingly transparent and reveals some of the best ways to use this tool for the intractable challenges of UN peace operations.' Lieutenant Colonel Peter L. Hays, National Defense University, USA 'A well-brought out compilation, of interest to officials of Milistry of External Affairs and Defence Forces.' USI Journal 'The editors have brought together a number of Canadian scholars and practitioners to write on an interesting range of themes...thoughtful and well-timed...' International Studies : About the Author: James F. Keeley and Rob Huebert, The University of Calgary, Canada Contributors: James F. Keeley, Rob Huebert, Ram Jakhu, Mryka Hall-Beyer, Jean-Pierre Paquette, Alvin L. Hanks, Richard C. Gorecki, C. Vincent Tao, Q.S. (Bob) Truong, Steve Adam, James F. Keeley, Alex Morrison, Michel Bourbonniere, Louis Haeck, Robert S. Macleod, Corey Michael Dvorkin, Dana G. Clarke, Ulric Shannon." Size: 1.9 x 15.9 x 23.5 cm. 272 pages. Quantity Available: 1. Category: Biography & Autobiography; ISBN: 0754610721. ISBN/EAN: 9780754610724. Hardcover X121-1350 1.00 
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A Whore's Profession: Notes and Essays, Mamet, David
24 Mamet, David
A Whore's Profession: Notes and Essays
UK Faber & Faber
1994 0571170765 / 9780571170760 First Edition Softcover New 13.5 x 2.4 x 21.5 cm 
Available Now. "Book Description: A Whore's Profession brings together, for the first time, David Mamet's acclaimed volumes of notes and essays, including, The Cabin, Writing in Restaurants, Some Freaks and On Directing Film. Poignant, intimate, insightful and witty by turns, these writings are an essential accompaniment for David Mamet's plays, and an education for anyone interested in theatre, film, and writing.: In these wise, revealing, and endlessly amusing pieces, David Mamet touches upon many aspects of his life as a writer. In Writing in Restaurants he reflects modestly on his career, while Some Freaks discourses loudly and entertainingly on aspects of contemporary culture - like the movies, Disneyland and on being a tourist. On Directing Film shows his ebullient and practical approach to his own film-making. Central to these essays is Mamet's own work as a writer, and it is in The Cabin that Mamet comes closest to defining himself. Included are autobiographical vignettes from childhood and youth describing the gamut of human emotion, from childhood fear to adult nostalgia in the re-creation of the past. : Book Description: A Whore's Profession: Notes and Essays by David Mamet contains the memoirs, insights, essays and ideas of the hugely influential and well-loved playwright. : About the Author: David Mamet is a director as well as the author of numerous acclaimed plays, books, and screenplays. His non-fiction includes True and False: Heresy and Common Sense for the Actor, On Directing Film and Writing in Restaurants, and his plays include Oleanna and Speed-the-Plow. His play Glengarry Glen Ross won a Pulitzer Prize, and his screenplay The Verdict was nominated for an Academy Award. He lives in Santa Monica, California." Size: 13.5 x 2.4 x 21.5 cm. 432 pages. Multiple copies available this title. Quantity Available: 5. Category: Biography & Autobiography; ISBN: 0571170765. ISBN/EAN: 9780571170760. Paperback B232-1018 1.00 
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A Writer's People: Ways of Looking and Feeling, Naipaul, V. S.
25 Naipaul, V. S.
A Writer's People: Ways of Looking and Feeling
UK Picador
2007 0330485245 / 9780330485241 First Edition Hardcover Very Good Condition Very Good 14.3 x 2.1 x 22.4 cm 
Available Now. Book Description: The Nobel Prize winner writes candidly about cultural currents, ideas, experiences and the part they play in a life of writing : Review: Essential reading for those who admire [Naipaul s] work and want to understand it further. But there is much there for any enquiring mind, as it offers the insights and observations on literature, history and cultural sensibility of an honest and truly global thinker. --Evening Standard : Book Description: Over the course of his astonishing fifty-year career, V.S. Naipaul's writing has been characterized by a commitment to truth that gives his work a unique luminosity and brilliance. In A Writer's People he brings unmatched clarity and rich experience to an exploration of the ways we think, see and feel. The range of this extraordinary book reflects an intellect deeply engaged with the challenges of assimilation faced by the ‘serious traveller', one for whom there can be no single world view. Naipaul writes about the classical world – what we have retained from it, what we have forgotten – and the more recent past. Figures as diverse as Mahatma Gandhi, Derek Walcott and Gustave Flaubert come under his compassionate scrutiny, as do his own early years in Trinidad, the silences in his family history and the roles played by Anthony Powell and Francis Wyndham in his first encounters with literary culture. Part meditation, part remembrance, as elegant as it is revelatory, A Writer's People is a privileged insight, full of gentleness, humour and feeling, into the mind of one of our greatest writers. Size: 14.3 x 2.1 x 22.4 cm. 256 pages. Quantity Available: 1. Category: Biography & Autobiography; ISBN: 0330485245. ISBN/EAN: 9780330485241. Hardcover A185-1230 1.00 
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A Yeoman of England: A Collection of Essays Dedicated to Henry Plumb, the Lor., Macgregor, John (Editor)
26 Macgregor, John (Editor)
A Yeoman of England: A Collection of Essays Dedicated to Henry Plumb, the Lor.
UK Shepherd Publishing Ltd
2002 0954386108 / 9780954386108 First Edition Hardcover Very Good Condition Very Good 24.6 x 17.8 x 3 cm 
Available Now. Collection subset: Management and Business Studies : Bibliography note: Includes bibliographical references. Size: 24.6 x 17.8 x 3 cm. 322 pages. Multiple copies available this title. Quantity Available: 4. Shipped Weight: 2-3 kilos. Category: Biography & Autobiography; ISBN: 0954386108. ISBN/EAN: 9780954386108. Hardcover Z184-1021 1.00 
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Acting as Friends: Story of the Samaritans, De-la-Noy, Michael
27 De-la-Noy, Michael
Acting as Friends: Story of the Samaritans
UK Constable
1987 0094675007 / 9780094675001 First Edition Hardcover Very Good Condition Very Good 22cm Signed by Author
288 Pages. Signed by the author on title page. Top foredge of the page is stained. Suicide and anonymity - these are the words synonymous in most people's minds with the Samaritans. But in this study of one of the most remarkable voluntary agencies to have caught the public imagination in modern times, Michael De-la-Noy turns on its head the popular conception of a cloistered, secret society of middle-aged, middle-class men and women 'doing good' on the telephone. Includes index. : Collection subset: Social Welfare Size: 22cm. 288 pages. Quantity Available: 1. Category: Biography & Autobiography; Signed by Author. ISBN: 0094675007. ISBN/EAN: 9780094675001. Hardcover V280-1026 1.00 
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Acts of Faith: The Autobiography., Adam Faith
28 Adam Faith
Acts of Faith: The Autobiography.
London Bantam Press
1996 0593039416 / 9780593039410 First Edition Hardcover Fine Condition Fine Octavo (standard book size) 
18 pages foreword, 284 pages, 6 pages index, 32 pages of colour and black & white pages. Spine and front of dustwrapper rather sunned. Size: Octavo (standard book size). Quantity Available: 1. Shipped Weight: Under 1 kilogram. Category: Biography & Autobiography; ISBN: 0593039416. ISBN/EAN: 9780593039410. Hardcover 201922 1.00 
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Aesthetics and Human Resource Development : Connections, Concepts, and Opportunities, Gibb, Stephen
29 Gibb, Stephen
Aesthetics and Human Resource Development : Connections, Concepts, and Opportunities
UK Routledge
2005 0415360978 / 9780415360975 First Edition Hardcover New 24.3 x 16.3 x 3.4 cm 
200 Pages. NEW. The first book to look at both aesthetics and human resource development, this timely and original work investigates existing, as well as possible future, connections and relations between the two areas. Book Description: The first book to look at both aesthetics and human resource development, this timely and original work investigates existing, as well as possible future, connections and relations between the two areas. : Well structured and expertly written, The Aesthetic Challenges of Human Resource Development is undoubtedly a valuable reference for students of human resource management, business and management, and aesthetics. : Review: "Creativity has become a valued commodity in the business world, and in this volume Gibb (human resources managemen, U of Strathclyde, Scotland) considers the connection between human resource development and the creative class. Examining industries in the realms of science, engineering, design, arts, education, and music, he discusses theconcepts of aesthetic value systems, imagination, and beauty and relates these concepts to the practice of human resources development." -- Art Book News Annual, January 2007 : About the Author: Stephen Gibb is Senior Lecturer in Human Resource Management at the University of Strathclyde, Scotland. He researches and teaches HRD with a vision to explore how the subject can be made most vital by creating imaginative and compassionate analysis and action. Size: 24.3 x 16.3 x 3.4 cm. 200 pages. Quantity Available: 1. Category: Biography & Autobiography; ISBN: 0415360978. ISBN/EAN: 9780415360975. Hardcover X120-1430 1.00 
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African Americans in the Performing Arts (A-Z of African Americans) (A to Z o., Otfinoski, Steven
30 Otfinoski, Steven
African Americans in the Performing Arts (A-Z of African Americans) (A to Z o.
UK Facts On File Inc
081604807X / 9780816048076 First Edition Hardcover New No Dust Jacket 2.5 x 19 x 24.1 cm 
Available Now. Book Description: From Sidney Poitier and Billie Holiday to Halle Berry and Tupac Shakur, African Americans in the Performing Arts profiles African Americans, from the early years to the present day, who have built successful careers in the performing arts. With up-to-date information, including commentary on the history-making event at the 2002 Oscars when African American actors won both best lead actor awards, this volume in the new A to Z of African Americans series offers a wealth of useful information for students, general readers, and lovers of the performing arts. Beginning with a general introduction on African American performing artists, this book also includes a bibliography, subject indexes, and a general index. Each entry provides a biographical profile, concentrating on the events in that person's life related to his or her accomplishments in the performing arts, and a list of further reading related to the individual. This volume spotlights actors, dancers, singers, and musicians. Size: 2.5 x 19 x 24.1 cm. 288 pages. Quantity Available: 1. Category: Biography & Autobiography; ISBN: 081604807X. ISBN/EAN: 9780816048076. Hardcover A186-1061 1.00 
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Africanus Horton : West African Scientist and Patriot. (Modern Revivals in African Studies), Fyfe, Christopher
31 Fyfe, Christopher
Africanus Horton : West African Scientist and Patriot. (Modern Revivals in African Studies)
UK Gregg Revivals
1993 0751200859 / 9780751200850 First Edition Hardcover New 1.9 x 14.6 x 22.9 cm 
James Africanus Beale Horton was a remarkable figure on the West African scene of the last century. This is a full-length biography of the talented and versatile man-physician, British Army officer, mining entrepreneur, banker - who was one of the most prolific West African authors of his time. Indeed, his most important legacy is West African Countries and Peoples written in 1868 to answer the newly-emerging champions of white racism, a book which predicted with uncanny accuracy the path Africa was to follw in the 1950s and 60s. Horton's life and career are portrayed against the political, economic and intellectual background of his own West Africa under the impact of colonial rule. Book Description: James Africanus Beale Horton was a remarkable figure on the West African scene of the last century. This is a full-length biography of the talented and versatile man-physician, British Army officer, mining entrepreneur, banker - who was one of the most prolific West African authors of his time. Indeed, his most important legacy is West African Countries and Peoples written in 1868 to answer the newly-emerging champions of white racism, a book which predicted with uncanny accuracy the path Africa was to follw in the 1950s and 60s. Horton's life and career are portrayed against the political, economic and intellectual background of his own West Africa under the impact of colonial rule. Size: 1.9 x 14.6 x 22.9 cm. 192 pages. Quantity Available: 1. Category: Biography & Autobiography; Gregg Revivals. ISBN: 0751200859. ISBN/EAN: 9780751200850. Hardcover X107-1121 1.00 
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Africanus Horton : West African Scientist and Patriot. (Modern Revivals in African Studies), Fyfe, Christopher
32 Fyfe, Christopher
Africanus Horton : West African Scientist and Patriot. (Modern Revivals in African Studies)
UK Gregg Revivals
1993 First Edition Hardcover Fine Condition 1.9 x 14.6 x 22.9 cm 
Some light marking to both boards. James Africanus Beale Horton was a remarkable figure on the West African scene of the last century. This is a full-length biography of the talented and versatile man-physician, British Army officer, mining entrepreneur, banker - who was one of the most prolific West African authors of his time. Indeed, his most important legacy is West African Countries and Peoples written in 1868 to answer the newly-emerging champions of white racism, a book which predicted with uncanny accuracy the path Africa was to follw in the 1950s and 60s. Horton's life and career are portrayed against the political, economic and intellectual background of his own West Africa under the impact of colonial rule. Size: 1.9 x 14.6 x 22.9 cm. 192 pages. Multiple copies available this title. Quantity Available: 2. Category: Biography & Autobiography; Gregg Revivals. Hardcover X132-1005 1.00 
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After Fidel : Raul Castro and the Future of Cuba's Revolution, Latell, Brian
33 Latell, Brian
After Fidel : Raul Castro and the Future of Cuba's Revolution
UK Palgrave Macmillan
2007 1403975078 / 9781403975072 First Edition Softcover Very Good Condition 15.2 x 1.6 x 22.9 cm 
304 Pages. Foredges of the page are slightly marked. This is a compelling behind-the-scenes account of the extraordinary Castro brothers and the impending dynastic succession of Fidel's younger brother Raul. Latell, a CIA analyst who has followed Castro since 1960s, gives an unprecedented view into Fidel and Raul's remarkable relationship, revealing how they have collaborated for more than 40 years. Book Description: This is a compelling behind-the-scenes account of the extraordinary Castro brothers and the impending dynastic succession of Fidel's younger brother Raul. Latell, a CIA analyst who has followed Castro since 1960s, gives an unprecedented view into Fidel and Raul's remarkable relationship, revealing how they have collaborated for more than 40 years. : Review: 'Brian Latell is one of America's foremost Cuba analysts. He has produced a fascinating psychological profile of Fidel Castro and the who, after forty-plus years in the shadows, may soon succeed him - his brother Raul.' - George J. Tenet, Former Director, Central Intelligence Agency: 'Few Americans understand Cuba - past, present, and future - better than Brian Latell. He has combined an old CIA hand's knowledge and insights with a clear, readable writer's touch to bring both Castros - Fidel and his enigmatic brother Raul - to life.' - Evan Thomas, Newsweek Magazine, New York Times bestselling author of Robert Kennedy: His Life: 'Latell has done an extraordinary job digging up documents and interviewing Castro family, friends, and associates. He portrays Fidel and Raul Castro with many original insights and is the first author to seriously probe their fascinating, mutually-dependant relationship. And it's written in a lively readable style.' - 4-Star General Barry R. McCaffrey, Former Director of the White House Office of National Drug Control Policy under President Clinton: 'Brian Latell combines more than thirty years of CIA expertise with rigor and lively prose. The combination is particularly suited for analysing the CIA's nemesis for now nearly half a century and for making sense of what the future will bring to Cuba: a country whose importance to the United States and Latin America one should never underestimate.' - Jorge Castaneda, Former Foreign Secretary and Presidential Candidate, Mexico: About the Author: BRIAN LATELL was the CIA National Intelligence Officer for Latin America from 1990-1994, the top analyst for Cuba and the Latin American region. He has studied and written about the Castros since the 1960s, providing briefs for presidents, intelligence agencies and top policymakers. He is currently a Senior Associate at the Center for Strategic and International Studies in Washington, USA. Size: 15.2 x 1.6 x 22.9 cm. 304 pages. Quantity Available: 1. Category: Biography & Autobiography; ISBN: 1403975078. ISBN/EAN: 9781403975072. Paperback X116-1331 1.00 
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Against All Odds: More Dramatic Last Stand Actions, Perrett, Bryan
34 Perrett, Bryan
Against All Odds: More Dramatic Last Stand Actions
UK Caxton Editions
186019947X / 9781860199479 First Edition Hardcover Very Good Condition Very Good 23.6 x 15.4 x 2.8 cm 
Available Now. Synopsis: This exciting and fascinating book offers an insight into battlefield strategy and the natural drama of people and combat. What drives a soldier to commit himself to a last stand against an enemy which outnumbers him, has greater firepower and boasts other tactical advantages? Loyalty, revenge, fear, personal glory or the sheer desire for self survival. Such commitment can destroy intended military tactics, annual a well laid battle plan or render ineffective the most rabid armed force. Although it didn't occur very often, it did happen. If the events described in this book were fictional they would be decried as unbelievable...but they happened! Size: 23.6 x 15.4 x 2.8 cm. 224 pages. Quantity Available: 1. Category: Biography & Autobiography; ISBN: 186019947X. ISBN/EAN: 9781860199479. Hardcover A183-1147 1.00 
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Agent Zigzag: The True Wartime Story of Eddie Chapman: Lover, Traitor, Hero, ., Macintyre, Ben
35 Macintyre, Ben
Agent Zigzag: The True Wartime Story of Eddie Chapman: Lover, Traitor, Hero, .
UK Bloomsbury Publishing PLC
0747592837 / 9780747592839 First Edition Softcover New 12.9 x 2.4 x 19.8 cm 
Available Now. Book Description: One December night in 1942, a Nazi parachutist landed in a Cambridgeshire field. His mission: to sabotage the British war effort. His name was Eddie Chapman, but he would shortly become MI5's Agent Zigzag. Dashing and louche, courageous and unpredictable, the traitor was a patriot inside, and the villain a hero. The problem for Chapman, his many lovers and his spymasters was knowing who he was. Ben Macintyre weaves together diaries, letters, photographs, memories and top-secret MI5 files to create the exhilarating account of Britain's most sensational double agent. : Review: 'This is the most amazing book, full of fascinating and hair-raising true life adventures ... it would be impossible to recommend it too highly' Mail on Sunday 'Superb. Meticulously researched, splendidly told, immensely entertaining and often very moving' John le Carre 'It is unlikely that a more engaging study of espionage and deception will be published this year' The Times 'Macintyre tells Chapman's tale in a perfect pitch ... Macintyre never misses a delightful, haunting or terrifying detail ... Buy it for dads everywhere but read it too' Observer : Book Description: The true wartime story of Eddie Chapman, lover, betrayer, hero and spy. Abridged edition. -- Size: 12.9 x 2.4 x 19.8 cm. 384 pages. Quantity Available: 1. Category: Biography & Autobiography; ISBN: 0747592837. ISBN/EAN: 9780747592839. Paperback B240-1065 1.00 
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Alexander Sandison 1854 - 1921 Minister of the King's Weigh House Church : A Biography, Sandison Alex [His Son]
36 Sandison Alex [His Son]
Alexander Sandison 1854 - 1921 Minister of the King's Weigh House Church : A Biography
UK Printed Privately
1967 Limited/Numbered Reprint Softcover Fair Condition 8.25 inches tall by 6 inches Signed by Author
[SIGNED & LIMITED EDITION]. A Biography. Sandison Alex [His Son]. This book tells of the life of my father, the Reverend Alexander Sandison. It is not a psychological study, but an old-fashioned Life and Letters. This is a Limited/Numbered Reprint and is copy no 26 of 32 and printed by Xerography from microfilm of type script prepared on an I B M executive machine. Originally the number printed was of 20, this has been crossed out and 32 written in, reprinted 1967 has also been written in so this must have been for a further 12 copies. Signed by the author to the title page. Following the contents page, two photographs have been pasted in, one in black and white and one in colour. vi, 224 pages with an index in card covers. Book - in Good red card covers with black lettering, some leeching of the red colouring and slight marking to the page edges, light fading to the red colouring to the spine, each page is made up from a double sheet of paper some of which have been opened, minor curling to the card corners, contents are bright, clean and tight. Size: 8.25 inches tall by 6 inches. Quantity Available: 1. Shipped Weight: Under 500 grams. Category: Biography & Autobiography; Signed by Author. Paperback A134-1109 0.64 
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Alexander the Great (Lancaster Pamphlets in Ancient History), Stoneman, Richard
37 Stoneman, Richard
Alexander the Great (Lancaster Pamphlets in Ancient History)
UK Routledge
2004 0415319323 / 9780415319324 First Edition Softcover New 1.3 x 14 x 21 cm 
Available Now. Book Description: Alexander the Great by Richard Stoneman is an introduction to the career and impact of the great Macedonian conqueror and the main themes of his reign. As well as tackling problems of interpretation, the author includes: : an examination of the written and other sources and the problems of working with them : discussion of archaeological and numismatic evidence : an outline of the Macedonian background : insight into Alexander's education and ideas : exploration of Alexander's claim to divinity : assessment of Alexander's short and long-term achievements : a study of his influence in antiquity. : About the Author: Richard Stoneman is Senior Editor at Routledge and the author of several books on Greek History and Culture. Size: 1.3 x 14 x 21 cm. 144 pages. Quantity Available: 1. Shipped Weight: Under 500 grams. Category: Biography & Autobiography; ISBN: 0415319323. ISBN/EAN: 9780415319324. Paperback F210-1025 1.00 
Price: 10.00 GBP
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Alien Corn, Perles, Alfred
38 Perles, Alfred
Alien Corn
UK Allen & Unwin
1944 First Edition Hardcover Fair Condition No Dust Jacket 7.5 inches tall by 5 inches 
(1897 - 1990) was an Austrian writer (in later life a British citizen), who was most famous for his associations with Henry Miller, Lawrence Durrell, and AnaÔs Nin. In 1939 he joined the British Army Pioneer Corps and this book sees him recall those days. Book - in Good red boards with black lettering - some marking to the boards and creasing to the back board although it appears this happened at the binding stage of the book, light bumping to the extreme corners and extreme ends of the spine, some sunning to the spine but the lettering remains bright and distinct. Contents, clean and tightly bound. ALSO has an inscription to the free front end paper by the previous owner which reads 'H.C.M. from M.J.M. Christmas 1944 '137' Company P.C. (A) March 1941 - 1942 December Chard, Lydimore Camp, St Audries Bay, Shepton Mallet, Parkgate, Dordont Camp, Canonbie, Mid Calder so assumably dedicated by members of the Pioneer Corps, 137 Coy. Size: 7.5 inches tall by 5 inches. 243 & 2 page catalogue to rear. Quantity Available: 1. Shipped Weight: Under 500 grams. Category: Biography & Autobiography; Hardcover F144-1087 0.25 
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All in One Basket: Nest Eggs, Devonshire, Deborah
39 Devonshire, Deborah
All in One Basket: Nest Eggs
UK John Murray
2011 1848546386 / 9781848546387 Hardcover Very Good Condition No Dust Jacket 16.2 x 3.3 x 24.1 cm 
Available Now. Book Description: Entertaining, instructive, thought-provoking and hilarious, the unmistakeable voice of Deborah Devonshire rings out of this volume which combines her two collections of 'occasional' writings - Home to Roost and Counting My Chickens. : The pieces are broad and eclectic in their subjects, ranging from treasures unearthed while the kitchen was being redecorated, musings about the reason for the reworded town sign, tourism at Chatsworth, a ringside view of both John F. Kennedy's inauguration and funeral, and the value of deportment. No matter what she's writing about she is always affectionate, shrewd and uproariously funny. : Review: Praise for Home to Roost: 'Debo's is a voice from a vanished Golden Age ... the Duchess herself embodies these noble and conservative values and she personally is a wonderment and an inspiration' (Sunday Express): 'Her latest has an introduction from Alan Bennett, so you get two national treasures for the price of one ... she's a wonderful writer' (Reader's Digest): 'Behind the wit and quips, there is something else stronger and more rigorous ... a small, cumulative but revealing self-portrait ...this is a book about manners, how to behave, and being funny as a form of civilisation' (Spectator): 'This prolific writer needs no introduction ... this small book is a brilliant selection. I read it with such enjoyment, sometimes laughing aloud, sometimes pausing to think "Goodness! How right she is". It is remarkable not only for its style but also for the grear clarity, sympathy , conciseness and humour ... brilliant' (Country Life) : Book Description: A hit combination of Debo Devonshire's two bestselling collections of writing, Home to Roost and Counting My Chickens. Size: 16.2 x 3.3 x 24.1 cm. 368 pages. Quantity Available: 1. Category: Biography & Autobiography; ISBN: 1848546386. ISBN/EAN: 9781848546387. Hardcover B206-1073 1.00 
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All That Glitters: Michael Jackson - The Crime and the Cover Up, Chandler, Raymond
40 Chandler, Raymond
All That Glitters: Michael Jackson - The Crime and the Cover Up
UK Chanadon Publications Limited
0954197380 / 9780954197384 Softcover Very Good Condition 13.2 x 19.9 x 2.4 cm 
Available Now. Synopsis : An extraordinary case study giving the sensational but highly detailed factual evidence about allegations against Michael Jackson, self-styled 'King of Pop'. It is about being in the centre of the maelstrom that became the life of Jordie Chandler, the young boy, and his family, who were involved with Jackson. It is a blow-by-blow account of their relationship both while their story was undetected and afterwards when all concerned were hit by the media feeding frenzy - and worse - in what remains one of the major scandals of pop history. The author claims to unmask Michael Jackson and to put the spotlight on character traits of paedophiles; on the US legal system; on a cunning plot of deception and manipulation; on a campaign of vilification and victimisation; on how fame and power corrupted; and on a story that is increasingly topical again as the new Jackson trial looms. A highly accessible and gripping account of a drama - that included a USD20 million pay out - by one who had a ringside seat. "He (Michael) said that we had a little box, and this was a secret - and it's a box that only he and I could share.: You put the secret in the box and nobody can know about what's in the box but him and me. He said that we weren't conditioned, but if this box were revealed to other people, like regular people of today's society, they're conditioned and so they would believe it was wrong. And so that's why I shouldn't reveal what's in the box." Size: 13.2 x 19.9 x 2.4 cm. 350 pages. Quantity Available: 1. Shipped Weight: Under 500 grams. Category: Biography & Autobiography; ISBN: 0954197380. ISBN/EAN: 9780954197384. Paperback F245-1178 1.00 
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Always By My Side: Losing the love of my life and the fight to honour his mem., Schmid, Christina
41 Schmid, Christina
Always By My Side: Losing the love of my life and the fight to honour his mem.
UK Century
2012 184605947X / 9781846059476 First Edition Hardcover Very Good Condition Very Good 14.6 x 3.3 x 22.4 cm 
Available Now. Book Description: A LIFE LOST. : A LOVE CUT SHORT.: 'From the moment I set eyes on him I adored him. The connection between us was so strong it went beyond everything else. All that fell away...': Christina and Oz had their whole lives ahead of them. Oz was one of only a handful of bomb disposal experts serving in the British Army, but to Christina he was a loving and devoted husband and father - the one person she could never live without.: They had always tried to stay positive throughout their time apart, counting the days until Oz could take his next leave. Until one day Christina's worst nightmare came true when she heard the knock at the door...: Christina and Oz's is a deeply moving story of love and loss, hope and despair, and of living in constant fear. Christina's extraordinary bravery and composure in the face of her husband's death is an inspiration to anyone who has ever lost someone they love. : Book Description: The moving and inspiring story of a war widow's determination to honour the memory of her husband, a bomb disposal expert killed in Afghanistan. : From the Inside Flap: A LIFE LOST. : A LOVE CUT SHORT.: 'From the moment I set eyes on him I adored him. The connection between us was so strong it went beyond everything else. His job, my job, everything else. All that fell away...': Christina and Oz had their whole lives ahead of them. Oz was one of only a handful of bomb disposal experts serving in the British Army, but to Christina he was a loving and devoted husband and father - the one person she could never live without.: They had always tried to stay positive throughout their time apart, counting the days until Oz could take his next leave. Until one day Christina's worst nightmare came true when she heard the knock at the door...: Christina and Oz's is a deeply moving story of love and loss, hope and despair, and of living in constant fear. Christina's extraordinary bravery and composure in the face of her husband's death is an inspiration to anyone who has ever lost someone they love. Size: 14.6 x 3.3 x 22.4 cm. 384 pages. Quantity Available: 1. Category: Biography & Autobiography; ISBN: 184605947X. ISBN/EAN: 9781846059476. Hardcover B236-1015 1.00 
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An Actor and His Time, Gielgud, John
42 Gielgud, John
An Actor and His Time
UK Pan
1979 0283985739 / 9780283985737 First Edition Hardcover Very Good Condition Very Good 23.4 x 16 x 3.2 cm Signed by Author
242 Pages. A small piece of paper attached to the front end paper with an inscript ''John Gielgud all good wishes March 1975'' Signed by the author. Top foredge of the pages is somewhat browned. Top and bottom foredge of the board is slightly bumped. Dustcover is slightly rubbed and chipped. 'Like all professions, acting has terrible drawbacks. It can be fearfully boring, fearfully unglamorous, filming or theatre or radio, or anything else, but what is fun about the theatre and about there profession is they do get there prizes while they are alive to enjoy them. Book Description: A fascinating account of a legendary career and a well-documented record of the British theatre in the twentieth century. --: Book Description: In this newly updated edition of his bestselling autobiography, John Gielgud tells the story of his life in the theatre, from the time of the great acotre-managers like Tree and duMaurier and star actresses like Sarah Bernhardt and his own great -aunt Ellen Terry to his famous partnerships with Laurence Olivier and Ralph Richardson. With his own unique warmth and humour, he describes the plays he has starred in and directed, the films he has appeared in and the actors he has known, from James Mason, Marlon Brando and Richard Burton to Elizabeth Taylor, Mrs Patrick Campbell and Lisa Minnelli. 'A rare delight - full of wit, theatrical history, anecdotes and wisom' Diana Rigg 'I can hear his superb voice in every line of this book' Alec Guinness 'Funny, touching, brilliant, special, the best - exactly like John Gielgud' Lauren Baccall -- Size: 23.4 x 16 x 3.2 cm. 242 pages. Quantity Available: 1. Category: Biography & Autobiography; Signed by Author. ISBN: 0283985739. ISBN/EAN: 9780283985737. Hardcover V280-1224 1.00 
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An Alley in Chicago: The Life and Legacy of Monsignor John Egan b., Frisbie, Margery
43 Frisbie, Margery
An Alley in Chicago: The Life and Legacy of Monsignor John Egan b.
UK Sheed & Ward
158051121X / 9781580511216 First Edition Softcover Very Good Condition 15.1 x 2.2 x 23 cm 
Available Now. Book Description: Besides recounting the exemplary life of Monsignor John Joseph Egan, An Alley in Chicago briefs us on the firebrand priests and lay people who radiated the power and elan that made Catholics across the country look to the heartland, to Chicago's Catholic moment. They sought leadership in marriage education, in neighborhood empowerment, in urban ministries, in ecuminism, in race relations, in community organizing, from these indefatigable Chicago leaders-and they got it. Size: 15.1 x 2.2 x 23 cm. 320 pages. Quantity Available: 1. Category: Biography & Autobiography; ISBN: 158051121X. ISBN/EAN: 9781580511216. Paperback B199-1069 1.00 
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An Englishman Abroad: Beckham's Spanish Adventure, Ball, Philip
44 Ball, Philip
An Englishman Abroad: Beckham's Spanish Adventure
UK Ebury Press
0091900824 / 9780091900823 Softcover Very Good Condition 21 x 13.4 x 2.4 cm 
Available Now. Book Description: The latest act of David Beckham's career, played out on foreign fields, has outshone all previous drama: His falling out with Ferguson and leaving Old Trafford; the bitter power struggle for his signature between Barca and Real; the hype of his inauguration and medical (watched by a live TV audience of 2 billion); the star-studded tour of the Far East; the behind the scenes politics of marketing and spin and accusations that he was being bought not to play but to sell shirts, and silencing his critics with performances on the pitch that have made him the fulcrum of Real's 'Galacticos' and the darling of the Spanish media. This is the story of that season finally told in full through Spanish eyes - the players, agents, pundits and ordinary fans - by a man who was there as it happened. "Excellent - Phil Ball has written nothing less than a guide to Spanish life." - Simon Kuper, "Observer on Morbo". "It wouldn't matter if Phil Ball travelled to the worst team in the lowest division in Spain, it would be a pleasure to go with him." - "Four Four Two". "Entertaining and original" - "El Pais". : Review: "Knowledgeable, readable and downright funny book which will leave you hungry for more Spanish football." -- Four Four Two: Entertaining and original -- El Pais: Excellent... Phil Ball has written nothing less than a guide to Spanish life -- Simon Kuper, Observer on Morbo: Fascinating... full of politics and culture as well as football -- Independent on Morbo : About the Author: Phil Ball has lived in San Sebastian since 1991. He has written for When Saturday Comes, New York Times and Financial Times and broadcast for Sky Sports' La Liga programme. His previous books are the William Hill long-listed and GQ Sports Book of the Year Morbo - The Story of Spanish Football and White Storm, the only English language history of Real Madrid. Size: 21 x 13.4 x 2.4 cm. 288 pages. Multiple copies available this title. Quantity Available: 2. Shipped Weight: Under 500 grams. Category: Biography & Autobiography; ISBN: 0091900824. ISBN/EAN: 9780091900823. Paperback F238-1240 1.00 
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And it's Goodnight from Him.: The Autobiography of the Two Ronnies, Corbett, Ronnie
45 Corbett, Ronnie
And it's Goodnight from Him.: The Autobiography of the Two Ronnies
UK Michael Joseph
0718149963 / 9780718149963 First Edition Softcover Very Good Condition 15.9 x 2.5 x 23.5 cm 
Available Now. Book Description: We were trying to create more than a show. We were trying to create an event, and that event was a moment for the whole family, to sit and relax together, to laugh and smile together, without embarrassment. For millions of people, during the seventies and eighties "The Two Ronnies" were Saturday night. On 1st April 1971, "The Two Ronnies" aired for the first time on the BBC. It quickly became one of the most successful and long running television comedy shows ever on British television and its stars - Ronnie Barker and Ronnie Corbett - national treasures. For the first time ever, Ronnie Corbett takes us behind the scenes and into the world of "The Two Ronnies". He tells the real story of the legendary duo that bought us "Piggy Malone and Charley Farley", "The Phantom Raspberry Blower of Old London Town", "Magnus Magnusson and Charlie Smithers", "Humphrey and Godfrey", "The Allotment", "But First the News" and not forgetting the elaborate and hilarious "Musical Segment". But this isn't just a book about the much-loved characters of "The Two Ronnies" sketch show. It is a story of a partnership and a friendship so close that throughout the years that Ronnie Corbett and Ronnie Barker worked together, there was never a cross word between them. This is an honest, funny and touching account of one of our best-loved comedy double acts. --: About the Author: Ronnie Corbett OBE has worked in the film industry since the 1950's. He rose to prominence in the 1960's with his regular appearance on The Frost Report where he met Ronnie Barker. Together, they formed The Two Ronnies which went on to run for sixteen years. Ronnie Corbett has two daughters and lives in Croydon. -- Size: 15.9 x 2.5 x 23.5 cm. Quantity Available: 1. Category: Biography & Autobiography; ISBN: 0718149963. ISBN/EAN: 9780718149963. Paperback B212-1049 1.00 
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And the Band Played On: The Titanic Violinist and the Glove Maker - A True St., Ward, Christopher
46 Ward, Christopher
And the Band Played On: The Titanic Violinist and the Glove Maker - A True St.
UK Hodder & Stoughton
2011 1444707949 / 9781444707946 First Edition Hardcover Very Good Condition Very Good 23.6 x 15 x 3.3 cm 
Available Now. Book Description: On 14th April 1912 the Titanic struck an iceberg on her maiden voyage and sank. Fifteen hundred passengers and crew lost their lives. As the order to abandon ship was given, the orchestra took their instruments on deck and continued to play. They were still playing when the ship went down.: The violinist, 21 year-old Jock Hume, knew that his fianc?e, Mary, was expecting their first child, the author's mother.: One hundred years later, Christopher Ward reveals a dramatic story of love, loss and betrayal, and the catastrophic impact of Jock's death on two very different Scottish families. He paints a vivid portrait of an age in which class determined the way you lived - and died. : An outstanding piece of historical detective work, AND THE BAND PLAYED ON is also a moving account of how the author's quest to learn more about his grandfather revealed the shocking truth about a family he thought he knew, a truth that had been hidden for nearly a hundred years. : Review: Tragedy has a long reach, and heroism is a great burden...Their story plainly told, is intended as a parallel to the events of 9/11 and the consequences for so many lives thereafter. (The Times): 'This extraordinary book was bourne out of that research, revealing the enduring shadow that a tragedy like Titanic - and the ensuing corporate cover-up - casts over future generations of those involved'. (Woman's Weekly): 'A poignant memorial'. (Spectator): Christopher Ward's book about his 21-year-old grandfather...has produced a fascinating tale. This is the moving story of Jock Hume, a member of the Titanic's band, which played on for as long as possible. Everyone of them died. (Press Association): A gripping and moving account not just of the sinking of the Titanic, and the wretched class system which bedevilled the aftermath, but of the long-term impact on survivors and dependants. What started out as a story for the author's children and grandchildren has turned into a terrific read for everyone. (Alastair Campbell): 'A moving homage to all of the men, women and children who heard the last music played onboard the SS Titanic, and to the people they left behind'. (Scotsman): 'Christopher Ward's clever and touching account of his grandfather's death'. (Scotsman): Gripping and in places deeply disturbing human stories of the Titanic disaster and its diverse sequels. A major contribution to family and to social history by the grandson of the young violinist playing in the Titanic as the ship sank. (Professor Asa Briggs, author of A Social History of England): 'As Christopher Ward delved into his past he unearthed a story of true love, which turned to hate with the sinking of the Titanic'. (Sunday Express): 'A heartbreaking story, wonderfully told'. (Julian Fellowes, author of Gosford Park): 'As the centenary of the sinking of the Titanic moves closer, a significant number of publications focusing on the tragedy are appearing. However, Christopher Ward's new book on the disaster sets a high benchmark for the competition to follow... This is an interesting piece of genealogical research, as well as a gripping individual story from the tragedy'. (Family History Monthly): 'Ward bring together both personal stories from his own family... with the wider history of the famous ship and its passengers... He excels in researching the period after the tragedy, and the way in which those who lost their lives were treated according to class'. (Your Family Tree): 'A moving account of author Christopher Ward's quest to learn about his grandfather, a Scottish-born musician who played on board the Titanic'. (History Scotland): 'Written by his grandson it tells a story of love, loss and the terrible impact Hume's death had on two families. A moving human story from the ship's disaster.' 5 stars (Daily Express) : Book Description: AND THE BAND PLAYED ON brings to life the trauma of the Titanic through the true story of one family. Size: 23.6 x 15 x 3.3 cm. 288 pages. Quantity Available: 1. Category: Biography & Autobiography; ISBN: 1444707949. ISBN/EAN: 9781444707946. Hardcover A185-1112 1.00 
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And Why Not?: Memoirs of a Film Lover, Norman, Barry
47 Norman, Barry
And Why Not?: Memoirs of a Film Lover
UK Pocket Books
0743449703 / 9780743449700 First Edition Softcover Very Good Condition 12.9 x 0.1 x 19.8 cm 
Available Now. Book Description: Barry Norman fronted the seminal BBC film programme since FILM 72 and many mourned the moment he decided to leave. For nearly 30 years he established himself as the authority on film and has become the funniest, most iconoclastic and astute reviewer we know. During that time he met and fraternised with the cinematic greats - stars, directors and producers - and he now tells all in an honest, clever and humorous insider's look at the world of journalism, broadcasting and film. Barry's autobiography promises offbeat encounters with the likes of Sir David English, Richard Burton and Elizabeth Taylor, Laurence Olivier, Peter Sellers, Madonna, Robert De Niro, Bruce Willis, Anthony Hopkins, Bob Hoskins, John Wayne, Rupert Murdoch and many more. With his parents working in film, Barry Norman was no stranger to the starry circles. From his childhood and early days as a journalist to his retirement from the BBC, and with forty years of the most fabulous anecdotes to be told both from the worlds of journalism and cinema, this is a witty and intelligently written story of a fascinating life. : About the Author: BARRY NORMAN, CBE, is best known for fronting the BBC's seminal FILM programme. He has worked as a show business editor for the DAILY MAIL, a satirical columnist for the GUARDIAN, a sports interviewer for the OBSERVER and has written for THE TIMES and the RADIO TIMES amongst others. He is the author of ten novels and eight works of non-fiction, most recently 100 BEST FILMS OF THE CENTURY. Barry was awarded the BAFTA's Richard Dimbleby Award in 1980, Magazine Columnist of the Year in 1990 and a CBE in 1998. He is married to the historical novelist Diana Norman, has two daughters and is a passionate cricketer. Size: 12.9 x 0.1 x 19.8 cm. 384 pages. Quantity Available: 1. Category: Biography & Autobiography; ISBN: 0743449703. ISBN/EAN: 9780743449700. Paperback B243-1015 1.00 
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Anecdotes Of The Right Honourable W.E. Gladstone By An Oxford Man, Anonymous
48 Anonymous
Anecdotes Of The Right Honourable W.E. Gladstone By An Oxford Man
UK Joseph Toulson & Hamilton, Adams, & Co
Hardcover Very Good Condition No Dust Jacket 7.25 inches tall by 4.75 inches 
Undated but the previous owner's inscription is dated 1888 and Copac show it as [1887]. 'Many of the Anecdotes were gleaned in and around Hawarden, a Welsh village, in the county of Flint, from the villagers themselves, who never weary of telling of their familiar interviews with Mr Gladstone. The rest have been collected from many sources.' Book - in Very Good blue pictorial boards - light marking to the boards and some sunning to the spine but the lettering remains bright, a touch rubbed to the extreme corners and light bumping to the extreme ends of the spine. Contents, some browning to the rear paste down and front and rear free end paper, light marking to the occasional page otherwise clean and tightly bound. Size: 7.25 inches tall by 4.75 inches. "iii, 95 ". Quantity Available: 1. Shipped Weight: Under 250 grams. Category: Biography & Autobiography; Hardcover F296-1076 0.18 
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Antifraternalism and Anticlericalism in the German Reformation : Johann Eberlin Von Gunzburg and the Campaign Against the Friars. (St Andrews Studies in Reformation History), Dipple, Geoffrey L.
49 Dipple, Geoffrey L.
Antifraternalism and Anticlericalism in the German Reformation : Johann Eberlin Von Gunzburg and the Campaign Against the Friars. (St Andrews Studies in Reformation History)
UK Ashgate Publishing Limited
1996 1859282679 / 9781859282670 First Edition Hardcover Fine Condition Fine 2.5 x 16.5 x 24.8 cm 
244 Pages. Many of the leading figures of the Reformation and many of their most able opponents came from among the ranks of the Franciscan Order. This Order became the focus of attack in a pamphlet war waged against it in 1523 by converts to the Reformation. These criticisms were based on arguments by Luther in his Judgement on Monastic Vows, and the pamphlets provided an important channel for these views. Luther?s arguments were also reinforced by criticisms of the mendicant orders drawn from medieval polemical and satirical literature. The campaign of 1523 brought together both Reformation and pre-Reformation anticlerical themes. In this book Geoffrey Dipple looks at the perception of the Franciscan order in the 15th and 16th centuries, placing the attacks firmly in the context of late medieval inter-clerical rivalries. He looks particularly at the anticlerical polemics of one of the primary participants - Johann Eberlin von GŁnzburg - the most vocal of the Franciscan?s critics. Contents: Introduction; The Friars and their Critics on the Eve of the Reformation; 'Foolish Little Monks and Priests': Johann Eberlin von GŁnzburg's Vision of Reform in the Earliest Elements of 'The Fifteen Confederates'; 'The Grey Hypocrite from the Superstitious Observants'; Anticlericalism and Antifraternalism in the Remainder of 'The Fifteen Confederates'; 'A Priest Must be Blameless, the Husband of one Wife': Eberlin's Writings from Wittenberg in 1522 and Early 1523; 'Against the Profaners of God's Creatures': Anticlericalism in Wittenberg in 1523; 'A Fool or an Arch-Rogue': The Anti-Franciscan Campaign of 1523; Variations on a Theme: Antifraternalism and Anticlericalism in the Flugschriften of Heinrich von Kettenbach and Johann Rot-Locher; 'The Agents of Satan': The Clergy and the Schwšrmer in the Later Writings of Johann Eberlin von GŁnzburg; Antifraternalism and Reformation Anticlericalism; Bibliography; Index. Book Description: Many of the leading figures of the Reformation and many of their most able opponents came from among the ranks of the Franciscan Order. This Order became the focus of attack in a pamphlet war waged against it in 1523 by converts to the Reformation. These criticisms were based on arguments by Luther in his Judgement on Monastic Vows, and the pamphlets provided an important channel for these views. Luther's arguments were also reinforced by criticisms of the mendicant orders drawn from medieval polemical and satirical literature. The campaign of 1523 brought together both Reformation and pre-Reformation anticlerical themes. In this book Geoffrey Dipple looks at the perception of the Franciscan order in the 15th and 16th centuries, placing the attacks firmly in the context of late medieval inter-clerical rivalries. He looks particularly at the anticlerical polemics of one of the primary participants - Johann Eberlin von Gunzburg - the most vocal of the Franciscan's critics. : Review: '...a superb survey of historiography and a fresh and thorough review of Eberlin as well as other anticlerical authors. Our view of the turmoil of the early 1520s is enhanced and put in sharper focus by this study.' Catholic Historical Review 'an important study of Eberlin's pamphlets and of the anti-Franciscan campaign...a welcome addition to Reformation studies.' American Historical Review '... a valuable contribution to revisionist debate in German reformation studies.' Ecclesiastical History : About the Author: Geoffrey Dipple, Augustana College, South Dakota, USA Size: 2.5 x 16.5 x 24.8 cm. 240 pages. Quantity Available: 1. Category: Biography & Autobiography; ISBN: 1859282679. ISBN/EAN: 9781859282670. Hardcover X120-1483 1.00 
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Anton Chekhov: A Brother's Memoir, Chekhov, Mikhail
50 Chekhov, Mikhail
Anton Chekhov: A Brother's Memoir
UK Palgrave Macmillan
2010 0230618839 / 9780230618831 First Edition Hardcover Fine Condition 16.4 x 2.6 x 22 cm 
256 Pages. Book Description: In a style reminiscent of Anton Chekhov himself - realistic, intimate, and dynamic - Mikhail Chekhov shares unparalleled memories and insights, transporting readers into the world of the Chekhov family. He visits the places where his brother lived and worked and introduces the people he knew and loved, Leo Tolstoy and Piotr Tchaikovsky among them. As a unique eyewitness to the beloved writer's formative years and his artistic maturity, Mikhail Chekhov shows here first-hand the events that inspired the plots for The Seagull, The Black Monk, and The Steppe, among other enduring works. Captivating, surprising, and a joy to read, this memoir reveals the remarkable life of one the most masterful storytellers of our time. : Review: '...a gripping account of the life of one of literature's most important figures by one of the people who knew him best...With affection and insight he describes their family and friends...and events that inspired the plots of Chekhov's stories and plays. A true labour of love.' - The Good Book Guide, Editor's Choice - Biography& Memoirs April 2010: 'A gripping study of Chekhov by his sibling...It offers a matchless eyewitness view of a man remarkable not just for literary genius but heroic decency.' - The Sunday Times: 'It is wonderful to have this memoir finally translated into English. It provides a fascinating and absorbing portrait of Anton Chekhov and his circle. Mikhail Chekhov's voice has the uniquely compelling ring of authenticity.' : - William Boyd, award-winning author of A Good Man in Africa, Restless, and Ordinary Thunderstorms : 'There are memorable images that give us a taste of what a frisky, playful prankster Anton was before TB struck him down. He once went fishing with a friend in formal tails and top hat; he startled another sleeping friend with a flashlight in the face; he kept a pet mongoose that alarmed visitors.' - Kirkus : 'As a writer himself, Mikhail Chekhov often found it hard to be the 'brother of his brother'...This unpretentious and warm-hearted eye-witness account is indispensable reading for anyone wishing to acquire a vivid picture of Chekhov's remarkable life as it unfolded.' - Rosamund Bartlett, author of Chekhov: Scenes From a Life and translator of About Love and Other Stories and Chekhov: A Life in Letters : 'This fine translation has been a long time coming...Like his brother, Mikhail is clear-headed and unsentimental, with a fine sense of humour and a sharp eye for telling detail....[an] attractively produced and well annotated volume.' - The Tablet : Book Description: On occasion of the 150th anniversary of his birth, the illuminating and personal biography of one of Russia's most influential writers and dramatists, by his younger brother Size: 16.4 x 2.6 x 22 cm. 256 pages. Quantity Available: 1. Category: Biography & Autobiography; ISBN: 0230618839. ISBN/EAN: 9780230618831. Hardcover X118-1496 1.00 
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