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Franco : A Concise Biography

By: Ashford-Hodges, Gabrielle

Price: £10.50

Publisher: London, Weidenfeld & Nicolson: 2000

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 048677

ISBN: 0297643045

Condition: Very Good


Psychological biography which considers Franco's mental state as well as his political motivation, considering his life and his ability to cling on to absolute power until his death in 1975. A very good clean hardback in unclipped dustwrapper. Illustrated with b/w photographs. 290 pages including index. Next post UK dispatch. View more info

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Big Ron : A Different Ball Game

By: Atkinson, Ron; Fitton, Peter

Price: £8.50

Publisher: London, Andre Deutsch: 1998

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 028374

ISBN: 0233992170

Condition: Very Good


Memoirs of a much-travelled football manager/ pundit including a full and frank account of his controversial time at Manchester United. Clean, square copy in an unclipped d/w showing a small watermark to rear cover. Light sunning to page edges - 244pp. Prompt dispatch. View more info

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The Penguin Dictionary of Saints

By: Attwater, Donald

Price: £5.50

Publisher: London, Penguin: 1970

Edition: Reprint

Seller ID: 013833

ISBN: 0140510303

Condition: Good


Light creasing to covers. A good, clean copy. 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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Adolf Hitler

By: Badsey, Stephen

Price: £12.50

Publisher: New York, NY, USA, Smithmark Publishers: 1992

Seller ID: 033201

ISBN: 0831742100

Condition: Near Fine


Factual and compelling account of the most notorious figure in modern history - illustrated profusely with over100 photographs. A clean, bright copy in unclipped dustjacket. Appears unread. 80 pages. Prompt 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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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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Iambes et Poemes

By: Barbier, Auguste

Price: £15.00

Publisher: London, Oxford at the Clarendon Press: 1907

Seller ID: 053142

Condition: Very Good


TEXTIN FRENCH. Edited by Ch-M. Garnier. Contains short biography of the author followed by his poetry. liii + 136 pages. A very good clean hardback which has slightly faded spine. View more info

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The Oliviers - SIGNED BY LEIGH & OLIVIER

By: Barker, Felix

Price: £2,750.00

Publisher: London, Hamish Hamilton: 1953

Edition: First Edition

Inscription: Signed by Subject

Seller ID: 045006

Condition: Very Good


SIGNED on the frontis photograph in blue pen by Vivien Leigh and Laurence Olivier. A very good clean hardback in unclipped dustwrapper which shows signs of wear, internally repaired tear and area of loss to the head of the spine and top edge of rear cover. Previous owner's bookplate on front free endpaper. 313 pages. Illustrated with numerous b/w photographs. The first authorized biography of the Oliviers, drawing on their own recollections, those of their friends, as well as their private diaries and correspondence. 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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Too Much, Too Soon

By: Barrymore, Diana & Frank, Gerold

Price: £30.00

Publisher: Australia, Shakespeare Head: 1957

Edition: First Australian Edition

Seller ID: 067538

Condition: Very Good


Biography of the American film and stage actress, daughter of John Barrymore and Blanche Oelrichs, whose heritage proved too much for her to bear. .Minor foxing to page edges else a very good clean hardback in jacket which shows signs of light shelfwear. 303 pages. Illustrated with b/w photographs. Prompt dispatch. View more info

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I Know What I'm Worth

By: Baum, Vicki

Price: £20.00

Publisher: London, Michael Joseph: 1964

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 042934

Condition: Very Good


Rare and enchanting writer's biography beginning with her early years in Vienna at the turn of the 20th century where her musical, eccentric and oddly-assorted family laid all kinds of burdens upon her young shoulders. Clean, square hardback in an unclipped d/w showing wear & tear and some loss - 332 pages. Next post dispatch. View more info

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Aubrey

By: Beauchamp, Aubrey

Price: £10.00

Publisher: Santa Ana, CA, USA, Promise Pub Co: 1988

Seller ID: 053254

ISBN: 0939497123

Condition: Very Good


Autobiography of Aubrey Beauchamp - the Founder and Executive Directory of the U.S. Hospital Christian Fellowship. A very good clean paperback which has small crease to rear cover. Gift inscription inside front cover. 270 pages + epilogue. View more info

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The Mystery of Olga Chekhova

By: Beevor, Antony

Price: £37.00

Publisher: Oxford, Oxfordshire, Isis Audio Books: 2005

Seller ID: 023001

ISBN: 0753123770

Condition: Very Good


New, unused audio book whose box now shows signs of light storage wear. Complete and unabridged containing 6 CDs. Read by Sean Barrett. One only. Next post UK dispatch. View more info

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Portrait of Max - an Intimate Memoir of Sir Max Beerbohm

By: Behrman, S.N.

Price: £10.50

Publisher: New York, NY, USA, Random House: 1960

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 050569

Condition: Good


Profile of Max Beerbohm by his friend the celebrated American playwright and screenwriter S.N. Behrman. A little sunning to front cover and wear to titles on spine. otherwise a square, tight hardback. Text block clean. 317 pages including index. Illustrated with b/w cartoons by Beerbohm. View more info

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Humphrey Bogart

By: Benchley, Nathaniel

Price: £12.50

Publisher: London, Hutchinson: 1975

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 067647

ISBN: 0091249902

Condition: Near Fine


Definitive biography written by his close friend which explores and resolves many of the contradictions surrounding Bogie, gives an account of the making of his big films, and includes many previously unpublished photographs. Clean, crisp hardback which appears unread. Unclipped jacket. 242 pages including index. Illustrated with b/w photographs. Prompt dispatch. View more info

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The Farm, The Story of One Family and the English Countryside

By: Benson, Richard

Price: £6.00

Publisher: London, Penguin Books Ltd (UK): 2006

Seller ID: 025240

ISBN: 0141012943

Condition: Near Fine


As new, unread copy which shows signs of minimal shelfwear. Shortlisted for the Guardian First Book Award 2005. Next post UK dispatch. View more info

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As Thousands Cheer : The Life of Irving Berlin

By: Bergreen, Laurence

Price: £20.00

Publisher: London, Hodder & Stoughton Ltd: 1990

Edition: First British Edition

Seller ID: 067555

ISBN: 0340534869

Condition: Near Fine


Gift quality hardback which, appears unread, which also serves as a social history of American entertainment. Masterly and compelling biography containing a chronology of all Berlin's 1,500 songs plus his scores for Hollywood and Broadway. Clean, bright copy in an unclipped d/w - 658 pages including index. Prompt dispatch. View more info

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Peggy Ashcroft

By: Billington, Michael

Price: £10.50

Publisher: London, John Murray Publishers Ltd: 1988

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 061169

ISBN: 071954436X

Condition: Very Good


Fascinating biography of a complex and private woman in which Billington is able to draw on the very many conversations with Dame Peggy herself and with her contemporaries, including Gielgud, George Rylands, Sir Anthony Quayle and Sir Peter Hall, giving the layman a vivid insight into the problems of an actor's life behind the scenes. Clean, square hardback in an unclipped d/w - 312 pages including index. Prompt dispatch. View more info

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In His Armour - The Life of John Hunt of Fiji

By: Birtwhistle, Allen

Price: £15.00

Publisher: London, The Cargate Press: 1954

Inscription: Signed by Author

Seller ID: 061414

Condition: Good


Signed to a bookplate pasted on the front endpaper "Allen Birtwhistle with very happy memories and best wishes 28 Feb 1957" and also included is a small Xmas card signed "from Allen Birtwhistle with much gratitude for a happy visit". Square, tight hardback which has some foxing to page edges. Illustrated with b/w sketches and a colour frontis. Dustwrapper is tatty with areas of loss to front top edge. 196 pages including index. The story of the Christian missionary who answered a call to go to Fiji to discover that the island was full of savage cannibals. 196 pages includ... View more info