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Alice's Adventures in Oxford

By: N/A

Price: £7.50

Publisher: London, Pitkin Pictorials: 1980

Seller ID: 036492

Condition: Very Good


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. View more info

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Memoirs of an Aesthete

By: Acton, Harold

Price: £25.00

Publisher: London, Methuen & Co Ltd: 1948

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 065587

Condition: Very Good


Witty and vivid account of the author's first thirty-five years of his life from his boyhood among the international colony of dilettante in Florence before the First World War, to his maturity when he discovered his spiritual home in Peking before the old Chinese culture was destroyed. Between the two, he was one of the brilliant generation up at Oxford just after the war and afterwards moved to Paris where he knew many of the literary and artistic figures of the time. ... View more info

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Ego 8, Continuing the Autobiography of James Agate

By: Agate, James

Price: £10.50

Publisher: London, George G. Harrap: 1948

Edition: Reprint

Seller ID: 026877

Condition: Very Good


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. View more info

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Shakespeare

By: Alexander, Peter

Price: £10.00

Publisher: London, Oxford University Press: 1964

Seller ID: 021753

Condition: Very Good


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. View more info

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Memoirs (SIGNED COPY)

By: Amis, Kingsley

Price: £55.00

Publisher: London, Hutchinson: 1991

Edition: First Edition

Inscription: Signed by Author

Seller ID: 065659

ISBN: 0091745330

Condition: Very Good


Looks back on decades of friendships, as well as on the quick clashes and lively skirmishes which also punctuate Amis's personal and literary life. Bright, square copy which is SIGNED by the author to the title page. Dustjacket remains unclipped - 346 pages including index. Prompt dispatch. View more info

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The Life of Hans Andersen Illustrated by The Hans Andersen's Collections Belonging to the Town of Odense; English Guide

By: Andersen, Hans Christian

Price: £15.00

Publisher: Odense, Denmark, Eyens Stiftsbogtrykkeri:

Edition: English Edition

Seller ID: 039162

Condition: Good


24 page, stapled guide to Andersen's childhood home in Denmark. Light wear and sunning to covers. Circa 1950's ? View more info

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Shelley

By: Anon

Price: £10.50

Publisher: London, Penns in the Rock Press By William Collins: 1941

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 016397

Condition: Good


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. View more info

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England's Essayists : Their life-Work, Toils and Triumphs, and Their Legacy to the World

By: Anton, Rev. Peter

Price: £17.50

Publisher: London, Ward, Lock & Co: 1900

Seller ID: 042495

Condition: Good


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. View more info

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The Secret Country of C.S. Lewis

By: Arnott, Anne

Price: £9.00

Publisher: London, Hodder & Stoughton: 1974

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 036532

ISBN: 034017546X

Condition: Very Good


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. View more info

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Thesiger

By: Asher, Michael

Price: £27.50

Publisher: London, Viking: 1994

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 027526

ISBN: 0670837695

Condition: Near Fine


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. View more info

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George Eliot : A Life

By: Ashton, Rosemary

Price: £15.00

Publisher: London, Hamish Hamilton: 1996

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 064419

ISBN: 0241134730

Condition: Very Good


Sensitive and revealing portrait of a modern and highly unorthodox life, giving a fuller treatment than any other biography on George Eliot, by an author who has been studying her subject for 15 years. Clean, square hardback in an unclipped d/w showing lightest shelfwear - 465 pages including index. Prompt dispatch. View more info

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Instead of a Letter

By: Athill, Diana

Price: £10.00

Publisher: London, The Reprint Society: 1965

Seller ID: 061865

Condition: Very Good


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. Prompt dispatch. View more info

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Pilgrim and Dreamer : John Bunyan - His Life and Work

By: Bacon, Ernest W.

Price: £10.00

Publisher: Exeter, Devon, The Paternoster Press: 1983

Seller ID: 038836

ISBN: 0853643091

Condition: Very Good


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. View more info

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Immaculate Mistake : Scenes from Childhood and Beyond

By: Bailey, Paul

Price: £10.50

Publisher: London, Bloomsbury: 1990

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 046903

ISBN: 0747506302

Condition: Very Good +


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. View more info

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Lewis Carroll - a Biography

By: Bakewell, M.

Price: £10.00

Publisher: London, Heinemann: 1996

Seller ID: 052220

ISBN: 0434045799

Condition: Very Good


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. View more info

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My Animals and Other Family

By: Balding, Clare

Price: £12.50

Publisher: London, Viking: 2012

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 061862

ISBN: 0670921467

Condition: Near Fine


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. Prompt dispatch. View more info

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Anthony Powell: A Life

By: Barber, Michael

Price: £12.50

Publisher: London, Gerald Duckworth & Co Ltd: 2004

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 065711

ISBN: 0715630490

Condition: Very Good


Delightful biography of one of the greatest comic novelists of the twentieth century. Very good clean hardback in unclipped dustjacket. 338 pages including index. Prompt dispatch. View more info

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The Natives Were Friendly, So We Stayed the Night

By: Barber, Noel

Price: £10.00

Publisher: London, Macmillan: 1977

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 059111

ISBN: 0333225589

Condition: Very Good


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. Prompt dispatch. View more info

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About My Father's Business

By: Beckwith, Lillian

Price: £10.50

Publisher: London, Hutchinson & Co: 1971

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 053452

ISBN: 0091077907

Condition: Very Good


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. View more info

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Bloomsbury Recalled

By: Bell, Quentin

Price: £12.50

Publisher: New York, NY, USA, Columbia University Press: 1995

Seller ID: 065666

ISBN: 0231105649

Condition: Near Fine


Extraordinary memoir of the circle of intellectuals in London early in the last century known as the Bloomsbury group. Bright, square hardback in a d/w - 234 pages including plus illustration credits. Prompt dispatch. View more info