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The Life of Thomas More

By: Ackroyd, Peter

Price: £15.00

Publisher: UK, Chatto & Windus: 1998

Edition: 1st Edition

Sellers ID: 03416

ISBN: 1856197115

Condition: Near Fine


Thomas More is one of the great figures in English history, but his life and career bear little resemblance to the myth of the saint or of the ' man for all seasons '. In this remarkable biography Peter Ackroyd reveals a man more troubled and more perplexling than that of any previous account. There is a previous owners signature to the half-title page. There is a small indentation on the rear hardcover and D/J and the top rear corner of the D/J has a small tear. View more info

Jennie Churchill: Winston's American Mother

By: Anne Sebba

Price: £18.00

Publisher: UK, John Murray ( Publishers ): 2007

Edition: 1st Edition

Inscription: Signed by Author(s)

Sellers ID: 03811

ISBN: 0719563399

Condition: Fine


With unprecedented access to private family correspondence, newly discovered archival material and interviews with ' Jennie's' two surviving granddaughters, the author draws a vivid and frank portrait of her subject. she repositions 'Jennie' as a women when refused to be cowed by her era's customary repression of woman. Neither bad mother nor sexually predatory wife, Jennie Churchill was creative and passionate, determined to live life to the full. This book is signed on... View more info

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Henry Williamson: Tarka and the Last Romantic

By: Anne Williamson

Price: £14.00

Publisher: UK, Sutton Publishing Ltd: 1997

Edition: 2nd Edition

Sellers ID: 03771

ISBN: 0750914920

Condition: very good


This book, the first full biography of Williamson, provides an unflinching portrait of this deeply divided and often unhappy man. Profoundly affected by his experiences during the First World War, he was hailed by some as genius - bur upset many others by his apparent fascist sympathies, and Anne Williamson confronts this controversy. Meticulously researched and impressively detailed, this biography draws widely on Henry's own archive. A good clean and tight copy. View more info

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Basil Hume: The Monk Cardinal

By: Anthony Howard

Price: £15.00

Publisher: UK, Headline: 2005

Edition: 1st Edition

Sellers ID: 03681

ISBN: 0755312473

Condition: Fine


Anthony Howard was granted unique access to Cardinal Hume's private papers and the people who knew him best to make this the definitive biography of one of the Catholic Church's greatest leaders. The D/w shows light shelf wear to its front and back panels. otherwise a good , clean and tight copy. View more info

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Serenade to the Big Bird (Schiffer Military History)

By: Bert Stiles

Price: £18.00

Publisher: USA, Schiffer Publishing: 2001

Edition: 1st Edition

Sellers ID: 04093

ISBN: 0764313967

Condition: Near Fine


After completing a tour of duty ( thirty-five missions ) in B-17s, Bert Stiles transfered to a fighter squadron. Just four months later he was killed in action on an escort mission to Hanover, Germany , on 26 November 1944. Stiles book was written in the period between the two tours, he was twenty three. There is a small tear to the rear top corner of the d/w. View more info

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Young Betjeman

By: Bevis Hillier

Price: £17.50

Publisher: UK, John Murray Publishers Ltd: 1988

Edition: 1st Edition

Sellers ID: 03767

ISBN: 0719545315

Condition: Very Good


John Betjeman became a national monument to equal any of those he described so delightfully. The most popular poet since Tennyson, knighted, Poet Laureate, commemorated in Westminster Abbey. When others were swept along by the jazz age, why was he drawn back to the Victorians? How , in Philip Larkin's phrase did he' become Betjeman'? There is light tanning to the text block edge and the d/w has some edge creasing and wear to the corners. View more info

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John Betjeman: New Fame, New Love

By: Bevis Hillier

Price: £17.50

Publisher: UK, John Murray Publishers Ltd: 2002

Edition: 2nd Edition

Sellers ID: 03773

ISBN: 0719550025

Condition: Fine


This book is the centrepiece of Bevis Hillier's sparkling trilogy, one of the most entertaining of biographies . Betjeman's loves and longings are described, as well as the beginning of his close and enduring friendship with Lady Elizabeth Cavendish. The d/w has rippling to the top edge front and back and light wear to the top front corner. A good, clean and tight copy. View more info

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Walpole in power

By: Black, Jeremy

Price: £15.00

Publisher: UK, Sutton Publishing Ltd: 2001

Edition: 1st Edition

Sellers ID: 03424

ISBN: 075092523X

Condition: Fine


Robert Walpole was Britain's first prime minister and one of the great political figures of the eighteenth century. This study is essential reading for anyone interested in politics or the rich history of the period. With its fascinating parallels between Walpole's ministry and modern government, it will also appeal to those interested in current affairs. A good tight clean copy. View more info

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Lantern Slides: The Diaries and Letters of Violet Bonham Carter 1904-1914

By: Bonham Carter, Mark. & Mark Pottle

Price: £15.00

Publisher: UK, Weidenfeld & Nicolson Ltd: 1996

Edition: 1st Edition

Sellers ID: 03420

ISBN: 0297816497

Condition: Near Fine


Through these remarkable diaries and letters, published for the first time, the decade before the first world war- is seen from a unique ringside seat, social as well as political. Violet Bonham Carter is revealed as a diary and letter writer par excellence, recording a way of life in a world that was soon to disappear for ever. The d/j has crimping to its edges and light wear to the head of the spine. A good. clean and tight copy. View more info

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Gordon Brown.

By: Bower Tom

Price: £15.00

Publisher: UK, Harper/ Collins Ltd: 2004

Edition: 1st Edition

Sellers ID: 02035

ISBN: 000717540X

Condition: Very Good


The D/J has a small tear to the top corner on the back and rippling to the head and foot of the D/J. View more info

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Korda: Britain's Only Movie Mogul: The Definitive Biography

By: Charles Drazin

Price: £18.00

Publisher: UK, Sidgwick & Jackson Ltd: 2002

Edition: 1st Edition

Sellers ID: 04175

ISBN: 0283063505

Condition: Very Good


Sir Alex Korda was one of the world's most important and charismatic movie moguls, he made movies that in their scale, glamour and sophistication equalled and often surpassed Hollywood. Drawing on a wealth of previously unpublished material, this biography was the first book to go behind the myths to reveal the many sides of one of the twentieth century's most intriguing figures. There is light creasing to the head of the spine on the D/W. A good clean and tidy book. View more info

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East and West.

By: Chris Patten

Price: £15.00

Publisher: UK, Macmillan: 1998

Edition: 1st Edition

Sellers ID: 03842

ISBN: 0333747879

Condition: Near Fine


In East and West Patten writes, frankly and directly, and for the first time, about his experiences as governor, about why he adopted the stance that he did, and about how he fought his battles. Anyone who was moved by the drama of the hand-over to China , will be riveted by the account given here of the events that led up to it. The hard boards have bumps to its top edge, and the D/W has light wear to its edge. The price of the book includes UK 2nd class postage. View more info

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Fishermans Friend: A Life of Stephen Reynolds 1881-1919

By: Christopher Scoble

Price: £20.00

Publisher: UK, Halsgrove Books ltd: 2000

Edition: 1st Edition

Sellers ID: 04221

ISBN: 1841140929

Condition: Very Good


Stephen Reynolds is the lost voice of Edwardian literature. His writing like his life, was based upon a unique experience. In 1906 as a struggling writer barely recovered from a nervous breakdown, he was taken in by a family of Devon fishermen and threw up middle-class ties to live with then for the rest of his life. This is the first ever biography of Stephen Reynolds. There is a small date in ink on the inside top of the front flap of the D/W. View more info

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Churchill's First War: Young Winston and the Fight Against the Taliban

By: Con Coughlin

Price: £15.00

Publisher: UK, Macmillan: 2013

Edition: 1st Edition

Sellers ID: 04004

ISBN: 0230758517

Condition: Very Good


Over a century ago British troops were fighting a vicious frontier war against afghan tribesmen on the North-West Frontier- the great-great-grandfathers of the Taliban and tribal insurgents in modern day Afghanistan. In this book the author tells the story of that campaign, a story of high adventure and imperial success, which contains many lessons and warnings for today. The d/w shows light creasing to its head and corners, and is also priced clipped. View more info

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No More Champagne: Churchill and his Money

By: David Lough

Price: £18.00

Publisher: UK, Head of Zeus: 2015

Edition: 1st Edition

Sellers ID: 04055

ISBN: 1784081817

Condition: Near Fine


The popular image of Winston Churchill - grandson of a duke, drinking champagne and smoking cigars - conjures up a man of wealth and substance. The reality is that Britain's most celebrated modern statesman lived for most of his life on a fiscal cliff-edge. ' No More Champagne', shines new revelatory light on a twentieth century icon. On the front end paper there are the initials H.G.J.W. and on the title page there appears to be a dedication dated 2015, possibly by the ... View more info

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The Pain and the Privilege: The Women in Lloyd George's Life

By: Ffion Hague

Price: £18.00

Publisher: UK, HarperPress: 2008

Edition: 1st Edition

Sellers ID: 03899

ISBN: 0007219490

Condition: Very Good


In this impressively researched and hugely sympathetic account, based on thousands of original documents and letters, Ffion Hague explores the lives of the women who loved Lloyd George. For the extraordinary women in Lloyd George's life, theirs was indeed ' the pain and the privilege of smoothing the path of a famous man'. A clean and tight copy. View more info

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Agincourt: My Family, the Battle and the Fight for France

By: Fiennes, Ranulph

Price: £15.00

Publisher: UK, Hodder & Stoughton: 2014

Edition: 1st Edition

Sellers ID: 03365

ISBN: 1444792083

Condition: Very Good


With fascinating detail on the battle plans. weaponry, and human drama of Agincourt, this is a gripping evocation of a historical event integral to English identity and the Fiennes family. There is a gift dedication on the ffep. The D/W shows light signs of wear to its edges and corners View more info

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Exile on Front Street: My Life as a Hells Angel

By: George Christie

Price: £18.00

Publisher: UK, Sidgwick & Jackson: 2012

Edition: 1st Edition

Sellers ID: 03720

ISBN: 150984032X

Condition: Fine


In this book, George Christie takes us on an action-packed ride through his forty years as a Hell's Angel. He describes the larger-than-life characters in the club, the brotherhood and the betrayals, being targeted by the Feds and his stretches in prison. A good, clean and tight copy. View more info

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John Mortimer: The Devil's Advocate: The Unauthorised Biography

By: Graham Lord

Price: £15.00

Publisher: UK, Orion: 2005

Edition: 2nd Edition

Sellers ID: 04218

ISBN: 0752866559

Condition: Very Good


Graham Lord, has interviewed scores of John Mortimer's family, friends, mistresses and enemies to a write a devastating biography that reveals the startling reality behind the cuddly image - a book that Mortimer at first encouraged and then tried desperately to censor, in vain. There is light wear to the rear panel of the D/W. View more info

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William Pitt the Younger: A Biography.

By: Hague, William

Price: £15.00

Publisher: UK., HarperCollins Publishers Ltd: 2004

Edition: 2nd Edition

Sellers ID: 02943

ISBN: 0007147198

Condition: Very Good


William Pitt the Younger was one of the most extraordinary figures in British history, who became Prime Minister in 1783 at the remarkable age of twenty-four. In this lively and authoritative biography, William Hague explains the dramatic events and exceptional abilities which allowed extreme youth to be combined with great power. The edges of the text block are lightly tanned. View more info