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ANAND, GEETA.
The Cure. How a father raised $100 million & bucked the medical establishment in a quest to save his children.
New York. Harper, 2010., Paperback. The " true story of John and Aileen Crowley's race to find a cure for Pompe disease that inspired the film Extraordinary Measures." 341 pages. 36 b./w. photographs on 16 pages. 23cm. x 15.5cm. Contents near fine, no inscription or marks. Stiff card cover is very good but corners slightly bumped. An inspiring story. ISBN 9780060734406. 2010
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Book number: 9942
GBP 2.00 [Appr.: EURO 2.5 US$ 2.61 | JP¥ 286]
Catalogue: Autobiography
Keywords: Pompe disease Cowley family charity

 
ATHILL, DIANA.
Instead of a Letter. An Autobiography..
London. Reprint Society, 1965., Hardback. Reprint, first published 1963 by Chatto & Windus. 192 pages. Red cloth cover and contents are near fine, no inscription or marks. near fine d./w. 19cm. x 12.5cm. This lady was 100 in Dec. 2017, and a very interesting lady. 9939
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Book number: 9939
GBP 2.50 [Appr.: EURO 3.25 US$ 3.26 | JP¥ 358]
Catalogue: Autobiography
Keywords: Diana Athill

 
AYERS, PAM
The Necessary Aptitude. A Memoir.
London: Ebury: Press, 2011., Hardback. First edition. Pam Ayres writes about her childhood, her family, first jobs, life in the RAF which took her to far off places, and her funny poetry which won her in 1975, first place on Opportunity Knocks. 404 pages, with 47 colour and b./w. photographs. Priced £20.00. Near fine / Near fine. An interesting, entertaining book, by a lovely lady. 2011
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Book number: 9811
GBP 3.50 [Appr.: EURO 4.25 US$ 4.57 | JP¥ 501]
Catalogue: Autobiography
Keywords: Campdene Opportunity Knocks Stanford in the Vale Southdown Whitney Burford Brampton poetry poems

 
AZNAVOUR, CHARLES.
YESTERDAY WHEN I WAS YOUNG.
London. W.H.Allen, 1979., Autobiography by the French singer. 202 pages. 33 b./w. photographs. Cover & contents near fine but a price written on top corner of f.e.p. has been inked out. D./w. has 2 very tiny holes on side of spine, slightly rubbed & faintly scratched on the back, o./w. near fine. 8.75" x 5.5". ISBN 0491024460. 1979
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Book number: 2331
GBP 3.00 [Appr.: EURO 3.75 US$ 3.91 | JP¥ 430]
Catalogue: Autobiography
Keywords: Aznavour Armenia music Piaf Chevalier crooner

 
BADENI, JUNE.
THE SLENDER TREE. A Life of Alice Meynell.
Padstow, Cornwall. Tabb House, 1981., Ex Library. Biography of the writer, she was happily married with 7 children, beautiful, charming & a talented poet. Coventry Patmore, George Meredith & Francis Thompson were in love with her. 269 pages including bibliography, chapter notes and index. 10 b./w. plates. Cover & contents near fine but library marks on endpages. D./w. near fine, but price clipped & faint mark bottom of spine. 25p written in ink on f.e.p. ISBN 0907018017. 1981
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Book number: 6199
GBP 3.00 [Appr.: EURO 3.75 US$ 3.91 | JP¥ 430]
Keywords: Alice Meynell Francis Thompson Alice Thompson Coventry Patmore Greatham

 
BALDERSON, EILEEN, WITH GOODLAD, DOUGLAS.
Backstairs Life in a Country House.
Newton Abbot. David & Charles, 1986., Hardback. Second impression. 128 pages, illustrated with small b./w. drawings heading some of the chapters. 22.5cm. x 14cm. Near fine, no inscription or marks. Near fine d./w., with photo of author on front, & another on flap. Priced £7.95 on a D.& C. label on back. ISBN 0715380214. 1986 ISBN: 0715380214
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Book number: 10041
GBP 4.00 [Appr.: EURO 5 US$ 5.22 | JP¥ 573]
Catalogue: Autobiography
Keywords: Drewery family Balderson Burwarton House Burrell Park Middlethorpe Hall Middleton Hall Rise Park

 
BARKER, JEAN.
TEN YEARS ON..." 1976 - 1986. "A Slice of Life.
Manchester. Jean Barker, 1987., Date of publication not given, so 1987 is just a guess. The author writes about "The traumas and successes of running a restaurant & a family at the same time." 100 pages, with black & white photographs. 21cm. x 15cm. Near fine, no inscription or marks. Card cover is slightly rubbed on edges & corners. 1987
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Book number: 9015
GBP 1.50 [Appr.: EURO 2 US$ 1.96 | JP¥ 215]
Catalogue: Autobiography
Keywords: The Bollin Restaurant Heatley Lymm Cheshire

 
BARLOW, AMY.
SEVENTH CHILD. The Autobiography of a Schoolmistress.
London. Gerald Duckworth, 1969., Autobiography of a lady who graduated from from the University of Wales at Aberystwyth before the first W./W. She became a teacher, taught at a number of schools including Bedgebury, Sedbergh boy's preparatory, and Bryn-y-mor. 144 pages. 6 b./w. photographs on 4 pages. Contents near fine except stamped neatly in top right corner of f.e.p. is ' PJR 01. 84.' Navyblue cloth cover is slightly damp stained on top & bottom edges otherwise very good. Near fine d./w., priced 30s. (£1.50) 8.75" x 5.5". SBN 715604287. 1969
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Book number: 1992
GBP 4.50 [Appr.: EURO 5.5 US$ 5.87 | JP¥ 645]
Catalogue: Autobiography
Keywords: Bryn-y-moor Friern Barnet Sedbergh Bedgebury Aberystwyth University

 
BAZLEY, BARBARA.
Light Over The Andes. A Study of the Church Santiago, Chili.
Wirral. Emmaus Bible School, 2005., Paperback. Mrs Bazley, her husband & 3 daughters arrived in Santiago in the 1970s (?) during a time of great unrest in Chili. They had already worked for the South American Mission Society for 12 years; this is Barbera Bazley's story. 207 pages, & a sketch map of Santiago showing area around the church. Near fine, no inscription or marks. 21cm. x 13.5cm ISBN 1902370228. 2005
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Book number: 9711
GBP 1.50 [Appr.: EURO 2 US$ 1.96 | JP¥ 215]
Catalogue: Autobiography
Keywords: Chili Santiago South American Mission Society religion

 
BENOIS, ALEXANDRE.
REMINISCENCES Of THE RUSSIAN BALLET.
London. Putnam, 1945., Reprint, first pub. 1941. Translated by Mary Britnieva. 385 pages & 26 p. index. 32 b./ w. photographs & illustrations. Benois was an artist, author of art books & Curator of The Hermitage, & he became artistic Director of Diaghilev's ballet company. Very good condition, no inscription or marks. D./w. is grubby, worn & slightly torn. Slight black mark on bottom of the pages possibly from rubbing on shelf. 8½" x 5½". 1945
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Book number: 836
GBP 4.00 [Appr.: EURO 5 US$ 5.22 | JP¥ 573]
Keywords: Ballet The Hermitage Diaghilev Russian art Benois Dance

 
BLACK, SHIRLEY TEMPLE
CHILD STAR. An Autobiography.
London. Headline, 1989, Autobiography of the child star Shirley Temple. 548 pages including filmography, & about 90 b./ w. photographs, (but they aren't numbered). 9½" x 6¼". Near fine, no inscription or marks. Near fine d./w. but its slightly rubbed on the back & slightly bumped on edges. Piced £14.95. ISBN 0747201439. 1989
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Book number: 3819
GBP 4.00 [Appr.: EURO 5 US$ 5.22 | JP¥ 573]
Catalogue: Autobiography
Keywords: Shirley Temple Hollywood child star films

 
BLESSED, BRIAN. (& JAMES HOGG)
Absolute Pandemonium.
London: Sidgwick & Jackson, 2015., Hardback. First edition. 378 pages, 18 colour and b./w. photographs on 8 pages. Near fine, no inscription or marks. Near fine d./w, priced £20.00. 24.5cm. x 15.5cm. ISBN 9780283072314 2015
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Book number: 9767
GBP 4.00 [Appr.: EURO 5 US$ 5.22 | JP¥ 573]
Catalogue: Autobiography
Keywords: Brian Blessed Hildegard Neil Peter O'Toole katharine Hepburn Goldthorpe

 
BLUNT, WILFRID.
ENGLAND'S MICHELANGELO. A Biography of George Frederic Watts, O.M., R.A.
London. Hamish Hamilton, 1975., A life of the Pre-Raphaelite artist & sculptor, George Frederick Watts. Near fine, no inscription or marks. Near fine d./w., but bottom of spine slightly worn, & is price clipped. 258 pages including chronology, bibliography & index. 8 colour & about 40 b./w. photographs on 24 pages. SBN 241891744. 1975
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Book number: 6360
GBP 6.00 [Appr.: EURO 7.25 US$ 7.83 | JP¥ 859]
Keywords: Ellen Terry Pre-Raphaelite Holman Hunt Pattle Prinsep Gladstone Julia Cameron Burne-Jones Russell Barrington Browning

 
BOSWELL, JAMES.
BOSWELL'S LONDON JOURNAL.1762 -1763.
London. The Reprint Society, 1952., Reprint, first published 1950 by Heinemann. 360 pages including index. 4 b./w. photographs. Endpapers illustrated with map of London in 18th century. Contents very good. Cover slightly soiled. No d./w. 1952
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Book number: 5672
GBP 2.00 [Appr.: EURO 2.5 US$ 2.61 | JP¥ 286]
Catalogue: Autobiography
Keywords: Boswell Samuel Johnson London diary journal Auchinleck David Garrick Sheridan

 
BOYCOTT, GEOFFREY.
Boycott. The Autobiography.
London. Macmillan,1987, Hardback. First edition. Boycott writes about his life & cricket, including the problems he had with some of the team members while playing cricket for Yorkshire & England. 298 pages, & over 60 b./w. photographs. Cover & contents are very good, no inscription or marks. Very good d./w., priced £14.95. 24.25cm. x 18.75cm. ISBN 0333448995 1987
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Book number: 10005
GBP 2.00 [Appr.: EURO 2.5 US$ 2.61 | JP¥ 286]
Catalogue: Autobiography
Keywords: cricket Fred Trueman Ray Illingworth

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