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Goddess : The Secret Lives of Marilyn Monroe

By: Summers, Anthony

Price: £11.50

Publisher: London, Victor Gollancz: 1985

Edition: First British Edition

Seller ID: 051827

ISBN: 0575036419

Condition: Very Good


Draws on interviews with hundreds of people who have never spoken openly before and sifts fact from fantasy to reveal the truth behind the rumours about Marilyn's love life including confirmation of her affairs with John and Robert Kennedy. Light sunning to page edges else a clean square hardback in a price-clipped d/w showing light shelfwear - 414 pages including index. Next post dispatch. View more info

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A Prima Donna's Progress : The Autobiography

By: Sutherland, Joan

Price: £15.00

Publisher: London, Weidenfeld & Nicolson: 1997

Edition: First British Edition

Seller ID: 047840

ISBN: 0297813218

Condition: Very Good


Autobiography of 'La Stupenda' - the Australian soprano whose career spanned forty years and who Pavarotti once the "Voice of the Century." Clean, bright hardback in unclipped dustwrapper. Illustrated with b/w photographs. 486 pages including index. Next post UK dispatch. View more info

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A Many-Splendoured Thing

By: Suyin, Han

Price: £10.50

Publisher: London, Jonathan Cape & the Book Society: 1956

Edition: Tenth Impression

Seller ID: 067256

Condition: Very Good


The author gives her description of life in Hong Kong and in a China where old customs are being uprooted with life acquiring another rhythym under the impact of new disciplines. Clean, square hardback in an unclipped d/w. 384 pages. Prompt dispatch. View more info

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General Gordon

By: Swaine, Rev. S.A.

Price: £12.50

Publisher: London, Cassell: 1890

Seller ID: 058398

Condition: Good


Biography of the British General who died at Khartoum after a 10 month siege - one of the most famous in history. Good clean hardback which shows some wear to cloth at spine ends. Part of the World's Workers series. Previous owner's name and some pencil sketches on front endpaper. View more info

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We Blew and They Were Shattered : The Life and Music of RMB X1522

By: Swales, Joffre

Price: £32.00

Publisher: Haverfordwest, Pembrokeshire, Singing Saw Press: 1993

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 036839

Condition: Very Good


The former member of the elite Royal Marine band discloses a unique and riveting personal memoir of life on board during World War Two. Clean, bright hardback in an unclipped d/w showing light shelfwear & tear - 270 pages. Contains a complimentary slip to the original owner SIGNED by the author, thanking him for the purchase. Prompt dispatch. View more info

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Swanson on Swanson (SIGNED COPY)

By: Swanson, Gloria

Price: £100.00

Publisher: London, Michael Joseph Ltd: 1981

Edition: First British Edition

Inscription: Signed by Author

Seller ID: 067109

ISBN: 0718119908

Condition: Very Good


The Hollywood legend tells, for the first time, the story of her life, from the early Mack Sennett one reelers, through her years of spectacular stardom and her several marriages. Clean, square hardback which is SIGNED by the author to the title page with the inscription ''To Brian Greetings Gloria Swanson 1981''. Slightest shelfwear to the unclipped d/w - 535 pages including index. Also enclosed, laid in, is an as new, unused postcard of a photograph taken by Edward Steichan in 1924. Prompt dispatch. View more info

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Sort of a Cricket Person

By: Swanton, E. W.

Price: £10.50

Publisher: London, William Collins & Sons Ltd: 1972

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 051212

ISBN: 0002117487

Condition: Very Good


The doyen of cricket writers tells his personal story of a life in cricket over half a century. Clean square hardback in an unclipped d/w showing shelfwear & tear and minor loss - 318 pages including index. Next post dispatch. View more info

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Merchant Seaman's Survival : An Escape Story of World War II (SIGNED COPY)

By: Sweeney, Edward J.

Price: £40.00

Publisher: Margate, Kent, E. J. Sweeney: 1999

Edition: First Edition

Inscription: Signed by Author

Seller ID: 041560

ISBN: 0953662403

Condition: Near Fine


The author recounts his adventures in the Second World War including the entrenched memories of the notorious labour camp in Miranda, Northern Spain and the terribly degrading and inhuman treatment he received at the hands of other human beings. Clean, bright copy in pictorial laminated boards protected in a clear, plastic jacket. SIGNED by the author to the ffep with the inscription '' To Ian With my best wishes Edward J Sweeny '' Laid in is a signed letter from the author thanking the recipient for his order. Recipient's sticker inside cover - 288 pages. Prompt dispatch. View more info

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Mary Renault : A Biography

By: Sweetman, David

Price: £8.50

Publisher: London, Pimlico: 1994

Seller ID: 012535

ISBN: 0712660445

Condition: Good


Good reading copy showing some tanning to page edges and a clipped ffep. 322 pages including index. Prompt dispatch. View more info

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Charles Boyer : The Reluctant Lover

By: Swindells, Madge

Price: £17.50

Publisher: London, Weidenfeld & Nicholson: 1983

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 050597

ISBN: 029778255X

Condition: Very Good


The first and only biography of the man who was one of the most universally admired and respected stars in movie history, and who played leading man to Dietrich, Bergman, Garbo and Hepburn. Some light sunning to page edges and a small tippex mark to ffep else a clean square hardback in an unclipped d/w showing slightest shelfwear - 280 pages including index. Prompt dispatch. View more info

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Swinnerton : An Autobiography

By: Swinnerton, Frank

Price: £20.00

Publisher: London, Hutchinson & Co Ltd: 1948

Edition: Reprint

Seller ID: 065594

Condition: Very Good


The English novelist, critic, biographer and essayist reflects on his life and career to date. Internally clean copy in red boards showing sunning to cover/spine (see photo) - 415 pages including index. Hard-to-find reprint edition published 11 years after the first edition. Prompt dispatch. View more info

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Sixty Years of Power : Some Memories of the Men Who Wielded it

By: Swinton, The Earl of

Price: £12.50

Publisher: London, Hutchinson & Co Ltd: 1966

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 064301

Condition: Very Good


A survey of the Prime Ministers who ruled Britain from 1900's to 1960's based on the first-hand experience of the Earl of Swinton who served in eleven Governments and ten Cabinets. Clean, square hardback in an unclipped d/w - 253 pages. Prompt dispatch. View more info

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The English Achilles : An Account of the Life and Campaigns of John Talbot, Ist Earl of Shrewsbury (1383-1453)

By: Talbot, Hugh

Price: £17.50

Publisher: London, Chatto & Windus: 1981

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 041057

ISBN: 0701125748

Condition: Very Good


Looks at the life of John Talbot who was unquestionably the outstanding English commander in the Hundred Years War. A very good clean hardback in unclipped dustwrapper. Previous owner's name to front endpaper. Slight tanning to page edges. Brief note written on inner rear flap of d/w. Introduction by C.V. Wedgewood. Illustrated with b.w. photographs/maps. 205 pages including index. Prompt dispatch. View more info

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Ashcroft

By: Tanitch, Robert

Price: £12.50

Publisher: London, Hutchinson: 1987

Edition: Anniversary Edition

Seller ID: 051825

ISBN: 0091710308

Condition: Very Good


Celebrated the eightieth birthday of Dame Peggy, acknowledged by the acting profession, the public and critics alike, as one of the great actresses of the twentieth century. Contains a pictorial record and full chronology of her career in theatre, film and television. Some light sunning to page edges else a clean, large format hardback in an unclipped d/w showing light shelfwear & tear - 160 pages. Next post dispatch. View more info

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The Last Train North

By: Taulbert, Clifton L.

Price: £7.50

Publisher: Tulsa, OK, USA, Council Oak Books: 1992

Seller ID: 023407

ISBN: 0933031629

Condition: Very Good


Clean, bright copy being the sequel to 'Once Upon a Time When We Were Colored'. Light shelf wear to d/w. Prompt dispatch. View more info

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The Edwardian Lady : The Story of Elizabeth Holden

By: Taylor, Ina

Price: £8.00

Publisher: London, Michael Joseph/Webb & Bower: 1980

Edition: Third Impression

Seller ID: 028679

ISBN: 0718119207

Condition: Very Good


Tells the story of Edith's life and her tragic death by drowning at the age of 47 - includes photographs, mementoes and paintings of the Holden family. Some spotting to edges but text block clean. A very good copy in very good unclipped jacket. View more info

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Orson Welles : A Celebration

By: Taylor, John Russell

Price: £15.00

Publisher: London, Pavilion Books: 1986

Edition: First British Edition

Seller ID: 067171

ISBN: 1851450025

Condition: Near Fine


Captures many of the thousand faces of Welles, public and private, in memorable pictures. Clean, large format hardback in an unclipped d/w - 176 pages. Prompt dispatch. View more info

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Too Many Mothers

By: Taylor, Roberta

Price: £8.50

Publisher: London, Atlantic Books: 2005

Seller ID: 023018

ISBN: 1843543001

Condition: Near Fine


As new, unread copy which shows signs of minimal shelfwear. Bittersweet and unforgettable memoir of Roberta Taylor's early life in the East End of London. Next post UK dispatch. View more info

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Shaka's Children: A History of the Zulu People

By: Taylor, Stephen

Price: £20.00

Publisher: London, HarperCollins: 1994

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 017273

ISBN: 0002551446

Condition: Near Fine


Clean, bright copy in unclipped jacket which shows signs of slight shelf wear. Next post UK dispatch. A history of the Zulu people, South Africa's largest single population group - form early times to the 1990's. View more info

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Upwardly Mobile : An Autobiography

By: Tebbit, Norman

Price: £9.50

Publisher: London, Weidenfeld & Nicolson: 1988

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 054831

ISBN: 0297794272

Condition: Very Good


280pp. 16 pages of b/w illustrations. Norman Tebbit tells his story from his early life growing up in Ponders End, North London, through his days in the RAF, his time as an MP and his own account of the tragic IRA bombing in Brighton which so nearly cost the lives of both himself and his wife. View more info