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Image for Exit from Empire : A Biography of Sir Richard Turnbull

Exit from Empire : A Biography of Sir Richard Turnbull

By: Baker, Colin

Price: £47.50

Publisher: Cardiff, Wales, Mpemba Books: 2010

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 065810

ISBN: 0954202058

Condition: Very Good


Scholary look at the life and career of the British colonial governor and the last governor of the British mandate of Tanganyika from 1958 to 1961. Following the country's independence, he was governor-general from 9 December 1961 to 9 December 1962. Large volume paperback - 507 pages including index. Prompt dispatch. View more info

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Marie Lloyd : Queen of the Music Halls

By: Baker, Richard Anthony

Price: £15.00

Publisher: London, Robert Hale Ltd: 1990

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 064202

ISBN: 0709041357

Condition: Very Good


Looks at the life and times of the Queen of the Edwardian music-hall in England. Clean, bright copy in a d/w protected in a plastic film - 192 pages including index. Prompt dispatch. View more info

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The Heart of the Heart of the Matter : A Memoir

By: Bakewell, Joan

Price: £10.50

Publisher: London, BBC Books: 1996

Edition: TV Tie-in

Seller ID: 028025

ISBN: 0563371676

Condition: Very Good


Published to accompany the 1996 television series. Clean, bright hardback in an unclipped d/w - 256 pages including index. Prompt dispatch. View more info

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The View from Here : Life at Seventy

By: Bakewell, Joan

Price: £10.00

Publisher: London, Atlantic Books: 2006

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 040973

ISBN: 1843545144

Condition: Very Good


An exhilarating, funny and always thought-provoking take on the human condition that most of us dread and yet count ourselves lucky to achieve : old age. Gift inscription opposite title page. Good, clean copy in a price-clipped d/w showing light shelfwear - 246 pages. Next post dispatch. View more info

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The Centre of the Bed (SIGNED)

By: Bakewell, Joan

Price: £25.00

Publisher: London, Hodder & Stoughton: 2003

Edition: First Edition - Second Impression

Inscription: Signed by Author

Seller ID: 056135

ISBN: 0340823100

Condition: Near Fine


Beautifully written autobiography which gives an absorbing, often moving insight into the beliefs and personality of a remarkable woman. Flat SIGNED by the author in black felt-tip to the title page. Clean square hardback in an unclipped d/w - 322 pages including index. 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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Richard III

By: Baldwin, David

Price: £10.50

Publisher: Stroud, Gloucestershire, Amberley Publishing: 2013

Edition: First Edition - Second Impression

Seller ID: 056047

ISBN: 1445615916

Condition: As New


Includes an extra chapter on the amazing discovery of Richard's bones in a Leicester car park. An in-depth study of his dealings with his contemporaries and of information gleaned from the recent discovery of his skeleton. Unread paperback - 272 pages including index. Next post dispatch. View more info

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The Bancrofts

By: Bancroft, Squire & Effie

Price: £10.00

Publisher: London, Thomas Nelson:

Seller ID: 058855

Condition: Good


Some foxing but generally a good clean hardback in blue cloth boards with gilt lettering and decoration to spine. Gilt top edge. Endpapers have darkened. Part of Popular Editions of Notable Copy-right books. 475 pages. Undated. Biography of Squire and Effie Bancroft who spent their lives working in the theatre and are considered to have instigated a new form of drama known as 'drawing-room comedy' View more info

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Kingston Lacy Childhood - Reminiscences of Viola Bankes

By: Bankes, Viola; Watkin, Pamela

Price: £7.50

Publisher: Wimborne, Dorset, Dovecote Press: 1986

Seller ID: 031310

ISBN: 0946159335

Condition: Very Good


Viola Bankes tells of her childhood spent against a background of Edwardian high society at its most aristocratic living at the stately home of Kingston Lacy in Dorset. A very good clean copy containing 130 pages. Illustrated with b/w photographs. 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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From the Land of Lost Content : The Dalai Lama's Fight for Tibet (SIGNED COPY)

By: Barber, Noel

Price: £18.00

Publisher: London, Collins: 1969

Edition: First Edition

Inscription: Signed by Author

Seller ID: 066046

Condition: Very Good


May well be the last book to describe the Tibet of old before ten years of Chinese oppression drove the inhabitants to revolt and the Dalai Lama to exile. Clean, square hardback which is SIGNED by the author to the title page with the inscription ''With best wishes Noel Barber'' Price-clipped d/w shows light shelfwear with sunning to spine - 224 pages including an historical appendix and a bibliography. Prompt dispatch. View more info

Image for Elizabeth Fry : Britain's Second Lady on the Five-Pound Note

Elizabeth Fry : Britain's Second Lady on the Five-Pound Note

By: Bardens, Dennis

Price: £12.50

Publisher: London, Chanadon Publications: 2004

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 037620

ISBN: 0954197356

Condition: Very Good


With a foreword by John Mackrell. The life of the prison reformer whose faith and health were pushed almost beyond endurance and who became a truly remarkable historic figure. Some light sunning to page edges else a clean, square hardback in an unclipped d/w showing light shelfwear - 122 pages including index. Next post dispatch. View more info

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A Fine Place to Daydream, - Racehorses, Romance and the Irish

By: Barich, Bill

Price: £12.50

Publisher: London, CollinsWillow: 2005

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 019747

ISBN: 0007191804

Condition: Fine


Clean, crisp, unread copy in unclipped jacket which shows signs of light edge wear. Autobiographical account of the American authors life in Dublin and the Irish passion he came to share of the National Hunt. Next post UK dispatch. View more info

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Marlborough

By: Barnett, Correlli

Price: £15.00

Publisher: London, Eyre Methuen: 1974

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 037314

ISBN: 0413295400

Condition: Near Fine


Comprehensive biography of John Churchill, the First Duke of Marlborough examining his character and personality, his relationship with his wife, the views of his contemporaries and intimates and his leadership and role in history. A clean, crisp hardback in price-clipped dustwrapper. 288 pages. Illustrated with colour and b.w. paintings and photographs. Next post UK dispatch. View more info

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Marx

By: Barnett, Vincent

Price: £15.00

Publisher: London, Routledge: 2009

Seller ID: 055792

ISBN: 0415435927

Condition: As New


Attempts to portray the real life of Karl Marx telling the story of the man behind the ideas, showing how his political and economic thought developed alongside his life and practical work. As new, unread paperback. 258 pages. Next post UK dispatch. View more info

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Margaret Ogilvy - by her Son

By: Barrie, J.M.

Price: £15.00

Publisher: London, Hodder & Stoughton: 1897

Edition: Second Edition

Seller ID: 037534

Condition: Good


Good, clean copy with top edges gilt - others untrimmed. Previous owners details to half-title. Tissue protected frontis has left some darkening to title page. 204 pages. Next post dispatch. View more info

Image for My Animals (And Other Family) : A Rural Childhood 1937 - 1956

My Animals (And Other Family) : A Rural Childhood 1937 - 1956

By: Barstow, Phyllida

Price: £15.00

Publisher: Ludlow, Shropshire, Merlin Unwin Books: 2009

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 054079

ISBN: 190612213X

Condition: Very Good


Elegant memoir, told with disarming honesty and gentle humour, follows the development of a lively, headstrong, self-effacing young girl into womanhood. Some faint sunning to page edges lese a clean square hardback in an unclipped d/w - 220 pages. Next post dispatch. View more info

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Harry's Game (SIGNED COPY)

By: Bassett, Dave

Price: £15.00

Publisher: Derby, Derbyshire, Breedon Books Publishing Co Ltd: 1997

Edition: First Edition

Inscription: Signed by Author

Seller ID: 059553

ISBN: 1859830781

Condition: Very Good


The author takes us on a journey through his childhood, his early working life in insurance, and his great adventure in professional football with all the elation of triumph and the despair of defeat and demotion. Light tanning to page margins else a clean, square hardback in an unclipped d/w. SIGNED by the author to the half-title with the inscription ''To Caroline Best Wishes Dave Bassett 9.10.97.'' Foreword by Vinnie Jones - 245 pages including index. Prompt dispatch. View more info