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Confessions of an Optimist

By: Wyatt, Woodrow

Price: £12.50

Publisher: London, Collins: 1985

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 042958

ISBN: 0002171708

Condition: Very Good


Recalls over sixty years of a varied and pleasurable life which included beginning Panorama in 1955; becoming an MP; serving on the Cabinet Mission to India in 1946 and in the War Office in 1951; becoming a racehorse owner and chairman of the Tote. Clean, bright copy in an unclipped d/w showing slight stretch to rear flap - 364 pages including index. Prompt dispatch. View more info

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Snake Man : Story of C. J. P. Ionides

By: Wykes, Alan

Price: £10.00

Publisher: Stroud, Gloucestershire, Sutton Publishing Ltd: 1984

Seller ID: 065882

ISBN: 0862991803

Condition: Near Fine


Exciting account of the subject's many adventures and expeditions in the harsh conditions of African terrain. Clean, bright paperback which appears unread - 221 pages plus appendices. prompt dispatch. View more info

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The Warlord and the Renegade : The Story of Hermann and Albert Goering

By: Wyllie, James H.

Price: £12.50

Publisher: Stroud, Gloucestershire, Sutton Publishing Ltd: 2006

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 055613

ISBN: 0750940255

Condition: Very Good


Fascinating portrait of the brothers which charts a relationship of seemingly irreconcilable extremes set against the backdrop of Nazi Germany. Clean square hardback in an unclipped d/w - 248 pages including index. Next post dispatch. View more info

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Blotted 'Scutcheons - Some Society Causes Celebres

By: Wyndham, Horace

Price: £15.00

Publisher: London, Hutchinson & Co:

Seller ID: 055875

Condition: Good


Some famous causes celebres including the cases of Richard Belt, William Chetwynd, Sir Charles Dilke, The Rev. Dr. Dodd, The Earl of Euton, Viscount Garmoyle, Rev. James Hackman, Captain Knatchbull, Captain Montgomery, The Hon. Mrs. Norton, Madame Rachel and George Victor Townley. Square, tight hardback with slightly faded spine. Foxing to page edges though text block is generally clean. 284 pages + index & adverts. Illustrated with 8 b/w plates. View more info

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Seventy Miles from a Lemon

By: Yates, Haydie

Price: £10.50

Publisher: London, Hammond, Hammond & Co Ltd: 1949

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 052919

Condition: Good


The story of a couple's life living as pioneers in Wyoming for seven years in the late 1920's - where they did everything from building a log cabin to cutting timber, to riding in rodeos. A good clean hardback in dustwrapper which has been repaired internally with tape and has large loss to front cover (see photo). 199 pages. View more info

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A Leaf in the Bitter Wind

By: Ye, Ting-Xing

Price: £15.00

Publisher: Canada, Doubleday: 1997

Seller ID: 034825

ISBN: 0385256035

Condition: Very Good


A woman's memoirs of life growing up during the time of the Cultural Revolution, and her eventual defection to Canada, A very good clean hardback. 381 pages + appendix. Prompt dispatch. View more info

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Maimonides

By: Yellin, David Abrahams, Israel

Price: £8.50

Publisher: London, Jewish Historical Society of England: 1903

Seller ID: 013713

Condition: Reading Copy


Bound in blue cloth with gilt lettering. Part of the Jewish Worthies series Volume I. The binding is square and tight but unfortunately there is some underlining to the text - hence a working copy only. Prompt dispatch. View more info

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Against the Grain : An Autobiography

By: Yeltsin, Boris

Price: £10.50

Publisher: London, Jonathan Cape: 1990

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 028393

ISBN: 0224027492

Condition: Near Fine


The first sincere, full and truthful account ever published by a Soviet politician whilst still active in public office. Translated from the Russian by Michael Glenny. Clean, square hardback in an unclipped d/w - 215 pages. Next post dispatch. View more info

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One of Us

By: Young, Hugo

Price: £12.50

Publisher: London, United Kingdom", Macmillan U.K.: 1989

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 059641

ISBN: 0333344391

Condition: Very Good


A biography of Margaret Thatcher. The phrase that epitomised the Thatcher era - originally it referred to an exclusive club "Is he one of us?" which she used to ask about a prospective job applicant. Very good clean hardback in unclipped dustwrapper. Illustrated with b/w plates. View more info

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Forever Young: The Autobiography.

By: Young, Jimmy

Price: £8.00

Publisher: London, Hodder & Stoughton: 2004

Edition: Reprint

Seller ID: 015445

Condition: Very Good +


JY pulls no punches on his controversial 'departure' from the Beeb as well as his sometimes tempestuous life. Clean, bright copy - 306 pages including index. Next post dispatch. View more info

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J. Y. : The Autobiography of Jimmy Young

By: Young, Jimmy

Price: £10.50

Publisher: London, W. H. Allen: 1973

Edition: Reprint

Seller ID: 050929

ISBN: 049101371X

Condition: Very Good


The popular entertainer, broadcaster and columnist tells his story in his own words and his own style. Clean square hardback in an unclipped d/w showing slightest shelfwear - 176 pages. Next post dispatch. View more info

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Churchill and Beaverbrook

By: Young, Kenneth

Price: £10.50

Publisher: London, Eyre & Spottiswoode: 1966

Seller ID: 029891

Condition: Very Good


The story of the friendship between Winston Churchill and Lord Beaverbrook the Canadian millionaire and newspaper proprietor, who met in 1910 and became the best and oldest of friends dying within a few months of each other in 1964-5. Illustrated with b&w photographs. A very good clean copy - no dustjacket. 349 pages. View more info

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The Enterprise Years : A Businessman in the Cabinet

By: Young, Margaret Levine

Price: £10.50

Publisher: London, Headline Book Publishing, Limited: 1990

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 002084

ISBN: 0747202753

Condition: Very Good


Lord Young describes the 10 years he spent at the heart of the 'Thatcher revolution'. Clean, square hardback in dustwrapper. Illustrated with b.w. photographs. Light sunning to page margins - 338 pages including index. Prompt dispatch. View more info

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Steven Spielberg: Father to the Man

By: Yule, Andrew

Price: £10.50

Publisher: London, Little, Brown & Co: 1996

Edition: First British Edition

Seller ID: 018094

ISBN: 0316913634

Condition: Very Good


The definitive biography of the legendary blockbusting director. 395 pages including index. Clean, square copy in an un-clipped d/w. Faintest sunning to page edges. Next post dispatch. View more info

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Zeffirelli - Uncorrected Proof Copy

By: Zeffirelli, Franco

Price: £22.50

Publisher: London, Weidenfeld & Nicholson: 1986

Seller ID: 050355

Condition: Good


This is an UNCORRECTED PROOF COPY of the first edition - of the autobiography of the Italian film director - famous for his versions of Taming of the Shrew, Romeo and Juliet and the tv biopic Jesus of Nazareth. Spine strip and rear cover are a sunned. 348 pages. Previous owner's name on front cover. Does not include any photographs. Next post UK dispatch. View more info

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The Ziegfeld Touch : The Life and Times of Florenz Ziegfeld, Jr.

By: Ziegfeld, Richard; Ziegfeld, Paulette

Price: £37.50

Publisher: New York, NY, USA, Harry N. Abrams Inc, Publishers: 1993

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 054935

ISBN: 0810939665

Condition: Very Good


Edited by Beverly Fazio and with a foreword by Patricia Ziegfeld Stephenson. The first comprehensive work about the legendary Broadway producer who was also one of its most intriguing characters. Light sunning to page edges else a clean, heavy, large format hardback in a d/w - 352 pages including index. View more info

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Diana Cooper (SIGNED COPY)

By: Ziegler, Philip

Price: £177.50

Publisher: London, Hamish Hamilton: 1981

Edition: Fourth Impression

Inscription: Signed by the Subject

Seller ID: 027125

ISBN: 0241106591

Condition: Very Good


Immortalized by Evelyn Waugh as Mrs. Stitch and Arnold Bennett as Queenie Paulle; she was D.H. Lawrence's Lady Artemis Hooper and Nancy Mitford's Lady Leone. A portrait of a truly remarkable woman and the age she lived in. SIGNED by the subject to title page when she was 90 - 'Diana Cooper 1982'. Clean, square copy in an unclipped d/w - 336 pages including index. Some faint sunning to page edges. View more info

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Osbert Sitwell

By: Ziegler, Philip

Price: £14.00

Publisher: London, Chatto & Windus: 1998

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 064354

ISBN: 1856196461

Condition: Very Good


Meticulously researched and beautifully written biography providing some extraordinary social insights and a striking overview of literary Britain in the twentieth century, as well as a moving portrait of a most remarkable writer and human being. Clean, tight hardback in an unclipped d/w - 461 pages including index. Prompt dispatch. View more info

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Garbo

By: Zierold, Norman John

Price: £12.50

Publisher: London, W. H. Allen: 1970

Edition: First British Edition

Seller ID: 044849

ISBN: 0491000650

Condition: Very Good


Exhaustive research includes more than 100 fresh interviews as the author looks at the legend, the romances, the friendships, the parties, and the Garbo court of later years. Bright, square hardback in an unclipped d/w showing slightest shelfwear - 196 pages including index. Next post dispatch. View more info

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It Takes all Kinds : Some Actors and Eccentrics

By: Zolotow, Maurice

Price: £12.00

Publisher: London, W. H. Allen: 1953

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 050938

Condition: Very Good


Allows the reader to get to know, intimately, a fascinating bunch of famous folk as the author does the introductions. Clean square hardback in a somewhat tatty d/w showing wear and tear and loss to cover - 266 pages. Next post dispatch. View more info