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Alice's Adventures in Oxford
1 Alice's Adventures in Oxford
London Pitkin Pictorials 1980 Soft Cover Very Good 4to 
Recounts the story of Alice Liddell daughter of the Dean of Christ Church and inspiration of the Alice books. A very good clean copy illustrated with colour and b.w. photographs. 32 pages. Next post UK dispatch. 
Price: 7.50 GBP
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Ego 8, Continuing the Autobiography of James Agate, Agate, James
2 Agate, James Ego 8, Continuing the Autobiography of James Agate
London George G. Harrap 1948 Reprint Hard Cover Very Good Fair Repaired 8vo - over 7" - 9" tall 
A very good, clean copy in jacket which has been repaired internally with tape and shows minor loss. 269 pages including index. 16 illustrations in half-tone. Covering a year in the life of the drama critic James Agate, famous a man for his witticisms. 
Price: 10.50 GBP
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Shakespeare, Alexander, Peter
3 Alexander, Peter Shakespeare
London Oxford University Press 1964 Hard Cover Very Good Good 12mo - over 6" - 7" tall 
Clean, bright copy in an unclipped d/w. No. 252 of the Home University Library series. Authoritative introduction for the student to Shakespeare's genius. 271 pages including index. 
Price: 10.00 GBP
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The Life of Hans Andersen Illustrated by The Hans Andersen's Collections Belonging to the Town of Odense; English Guide, Andersen, Hans Christian
4 Andersen, Hans Christian The Life of Hans Andersen Illustrated by The Hans Andersen's Collections Belonging to the Town of Odense; English Guide
Odense, Denmark Eyens Stiftsbogtrykkeri English Edition Soft Cover Good 8vo - over 7" - 9" tall 
24 page, stapled guide to Andersen's childhood home in Denmark. Light wear and sunning to covers. Circa 1950's ? 
Price: 15.00 GBP
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Lancashire Literary Worthies, Angus-Butterworth, L. M.
5 Angus-Butterworth, L. M. Lancashire Literary Worthies
St. Andrews W. C. Henderson & Son Ltd 1980 First Edition Soft Cover Good 8vo 
With choice depending partly on the human interest of the individuals as well as on their literary achievements. Some faint sunning to page edges else a good clean paperback - 177 pages including a chronological list and a glossary. Next post dispatch. 
Price: 12.50 GBP
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Shelley, Anon
6 Anon Shelley
London Penns in the Rock Press By William Collins 1941 First Edition Hard Cover Good No Jacket 12mo - over 6" - 7" tall 
80pp. Pale grey boards with dark grey lettering. Four colour plates and 12 b&w illustrations. Foxing spots to boards but internally text block clean. Binding square and tight. A good copy of this brief biography of Percy Bysshe Shelley. 
Price: 10.50 GBP
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England's Essayists : Their life-Work, Toils and Triumphs, and Their Legacy to the World, Anton, Rev. Peter
7 Anton, Rev. Peter England's Essayists : Their life-Work, Toils and Triumphs, and Their Legacy to the World
London Ward, Lock & Co 1900 Hard Cover Good 12mo - over 6" - 7" tall 
No date - circa late 1890s. Looks at the lives of Addison, Bacon, De Quincy and Lamb. Good, clean copy with some spotting to page edges - 252 pages. Next post dispatch. 
Price: 17.50 GBP
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Alun Lewis : Collected Stories, Archard, Cary ( Edited By )
8 Archard, Cary ( Edited By ) Alun Lewis : Collected Stories
Bridgend, Mid Glamorgan Seren Books 1995 1854110128 / 9781854110121 Hard Cover Very Good Very Good 8vo - over 7" - 9" tall 
Looks at the life of one of the few great British writers of the Second World War, whose early death at the age of 28 robbed Wales of its most promising poet and story writer. Previous owner's name to the ffep and odd light spotting to top edges else a clean, square hardback in an unclipped d/w - 367 pages. Next post dispatch. 
Price: 12.50 GBP
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The Secret Country of C.S. Lewis, Arnott, Anne
9 Arnott, Anne The Secret Country of C.S. Lewis
London Hodder & Stoughton 1974 034017546X / 9780340175460 First Edition Hard Cover Very Good Good Ex-Library 12mo - over 6" - 7" tall Frost, Patricia 
Brings to life a fascinating man and shows something of his almost reluctant journey into faith. Draws on material from his many letters and books, as well as other people's descriptions of him. Clean ex-library copy with the usual markings in an unclipped d/w showing sunning to spine - 127 pages including bibliography. Next post dispatch. 
Price: 9.00 GBP
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Thesiger, Asher, Michael
10 Asher, Michael Thesiger
London Viking 1994 0670837695 / 9780670837694 First Edition Hard Cover Near Fine Near Fine 8vo - over 7" - 9" tall 
A frank and unsentimental account of the man behind the legend. A b/w photograph of a seated Thesiger has been adhered to front pastedown. Some faint sunning to page edges else a clean, bright copy in an unclipped d/w - 582 pages including index. Enclosed are some newspaper cuttings. 
Price: 27.50 GBP
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Instead of a Letter, Athill, Diana
11 Athill, Diana Instead of a Letter
London The Reprint Society 1965 Hard Cover Very Good Very Good 12mo - over 6" - 7" tall 
Brutally honest autobiography in which Athill sets out to discover the truth about herself. Previous owner's name to the ffep else a clean, tight hardback in a d/w - 192 pages. Next post dispatch. 
Price: 10.00 GBP
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Pilgrim and Dreamer : John Bunyan -  His Life and Work, Bacon, Ernest W.
12 Bacon, Ernest W. Pilgrim and Dreamer : John Bunyan - His Life and Work
Exeter, Devon The Paternoster Press 1983 0853643091 / 9780853643098 Soft Cover Very Good 8vo - over 7" - 9" tall 
Biography based on a study of primary sources and including an assessment of Bunyan's verse, which contain suggestions about disputed issues in his life. Clean, tight paperback with gift inscription to half-title - 186 pages including select bibliography. Next post dispatch. 
Price: 10.00 GBP
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Immaculate Mistake : Scenes from Childhood and Beyond, Bailey, Paul
13 Bailey, Paul Immaculate Mistake : Scenes from Childhood and Beyond
London Bloomsbury 1990 0747506302 / 9780747506300 First Edition Hard Cover Very Good + Very Good + 8vo - over 7" - 9" tall 
Composition of scenes or fragments of memory which dispenses with the ordered narrative of most autobiographies in order to arrive nearer to the truth about the author's past. Clean bright hardback in an unclipped d/w - 167 pages. Next post dispatch. 
Price: 10.50 GBP
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Ernest Hemingway : A Life Story, Baker, Carlos
14 Baker, Carlos Ernest Hemingway : A Life Story
London The Literary Guild 1969 Hard Cover Very Good Good 8vo - over 7" - 9" tall 
Brings into sharp focus a picture of one of the most unusual men of our time, whose immense gusto spanned six full decades. Tippex mark to ffep else a clean, large volume hardback in a d/w showing light shelfwear with sunning to spine - 702 pages including index. Laid in, is a newspaper cutting for the obituary of Jack Hemingway. Next post dispatch. 
Price: 17.50 GBP
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Lewis Carroll - a Biography, Bakewell, M.
15 Bakewell, M. Lewis Carroll - a Biography
London Heinemann 1996 0434045799 / 9780434045792 Hard Cover Very Good Good 8vo - over 7" - 9" tall 
Explores the highly complex and often contradictory character of the Reverend Charles Lutwidge Dodgson - known more commonly as Lewis Carroll. Square, tight hardback in unclipped dustwrapper which has slightly faded spine. 381 pages. Illustrated with b/w photographs. 
Price: 10.00 GBP
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My Animals and Other Family, Balding, Clare
16 Balding, Clare My Animals and Other Family
London Viking 2012 0670921467 / 9780670921461 First Edition Hard Cover Near Fine Near Fine 8vo - over 7" - 9" tall 
The ever-popular broadcaster reveals her funny, brave, tender story of self-discovery. Clean, square hardback in an unclipped d/w - 258 pages. Gift quality. Number Line 001. Next post dispatch. 
Price: 12.50 GBP
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The Natives Were Friendly, So We Stayed the Night, Barber, Noel
17 Barber, Noel The Natives Were Friendly, So We Stayed the Night
London Macmillan 1977 0333225589 / 9780333225585 First Edition Hard Cover Very Good Very Good 8vo - over 7" - 9" tall 
The autobiography of the editor of the Continental Daily Mail who went on to a career as a foreign correspondent taking him all over the world whilst meeting, and befriending, an array of famous names.Faint sunning to page edges. Very good, clean copy in an unclipped d/w which has slightly faded spine. 226 pages including index. Next post dispatch. 
Price: 10.00 GBP
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About My Father's Business, Beckwith, Lillian
18 Beckwith, Lillian About My Father's Business
London Hutchinson & Co 1971 0091077907 / 9780091077907 First Edition Hard Cover Very Good Very Good 8vo - over 7" - 9" tall Hall, Douglas 
Charming new volume of autobiography which provides a clear-eyed view of an enchanted time, between the wars, so many of us have lost in the clouds of memory. Clean square hardback in an unclipped d/w showing light shelfwear - 192 pages. Next post dispatch. 
Price: 10.50 GBP
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The Brontes and Their World, Bentley, Phyllis
19 Bentley, Phyllis The Brontes and Their World
London BCA 1971 Hard Cover Very Good Good 4to 
Clean, bright copy illustrated with 140 photographs. Un-clipped d/w has some light edgewear. 144 pages including index. 
Price: 10.50 GBP
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Lizzie Pye, Blishen, Edward
20 Blishen, Edward Lizzie Pye
London Hamish Hamilton 1982 0241107814 / 9780241107812 First Edition Hard Cover Very Good Very Good 8vo - over 7" - 9" tall 
The author relates the story of his mother's life, a valiant woman, who ran away from an unhappy home at 13, remained sweet through half a century of sourness, and emerged as her true self during her widowhood and reversed the way of life imposed by her husband. A very good clean hardback in an unclipped dustwrapper which has faded to spine strip - 239 pages. Next post UKdispatch. 
Price: 10.50 GBP
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