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WEAVER, ALF WITH ASHTON, ROBERT
The First Rock 'n' Roll Bodyguard
London, Sanctuary. 2001, First Edition. (ISBN: 1860743285). Hard Cover, 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall. A Fine unmarked copy with Fine dustjacket. The author was for more than 35 years the hired muscle to the biggest rock stars from the Beatles to Madonna, Led Zeppelin to Frank Sinatra, who fended off the paparazzi, madmen, drug dealers and kept groupies to manageable levels and here reveals the story of his life in the business. 13. Fine/Fine.
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N° du livre: 003035
GBP 7.00 [Appr.: EURO 7.75 | CHF 8.5]
Mots-clés: 1860743285

 
ALLEN, CHARLES
The Prisoner of Kathmandu - Brian Hodgson in Nepal 1820-1843
London, Haus. 2015, First. (ISBN: 9781910376119). Hard Cover, 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall. A Fine unmarked copy with Fine dustjacket which is not price clipped. 288 pages. 34 colour plates and numerous illustrations in the text. Posted to Kathmandu in 1820 as a junior political officer, Brian Hodgson found himself isolated and trapped in a fiercely xenophobic mountain kingdom that seemed bent on making war on the all-powerful British East India Company. For 23 years he struggled to keep the two sides apart. His legacy survives in the lasting peace and friendship between Britan and Nepal. At the heart of this biography is the Orientalist movement driven by the European Enlightenment, which inspired Hodgson and others to devote themselves to the exploration of Asian culture, leading Hodgson to study Tibetan and Nepalese Buddhism, and much else besides. Fine/Fine.
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N° du livre: 010955
GBP 25.00 [Appr.: EURO 27.5 | CHF 30]
Mots-clés: Nepal, British East India Company, Himalayas, Buddhism 9781910376119

 
ALLEN, JOHN
Rabble-Rouser for Peace - the Authorized Biography of Desmond Tutu
London, Rider. 2006, First Edition. (ISBN: 1844135713). Hard Cover, 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall. A Fine unmarked copy with near Fine dustjacket which is price clipped. 481 pages. 35 illustrations. 3 maps. First UK edition, first printing. Once labelled South Afica's 'Public Enemy Number One', Archbishop Desmond Tutu is no stranger to controversy. He is a passionate and outspoken advocate for human rights who has confronted injustice at the highest levels. In 1984 he was awarded the Nobel Peace Prize and, in 1995, President Nelson Mandela named him as Chair of the Truth and Reconciliation Commission. John Allen reveals how Tutu's heritage, faith and innate sense of humanity led to his influential role as an anti-apartheid activist at the frontline of political struggle, describing the harassment he and his family suffered, including an apparent assassination attempt, and his involvement in street protests, sanctions and peacemaking. NOT EX LIB 153. Fine/Near Fine.
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N° du livre: 008245
GBP 10.00 [Appr.: EURO 11 | CHF 12]
Mots-clés: Archbishop Desmond Tutu, Anti-Apartheid Movement, South Africa, Nelson Mandela, Truth and Reconciliation Commission, 1984 Nobel Peace Prize 1844135713

 
ANDERSEN, CHRISTOPHER
The Good Son - J.F. K. Jr and the Mother He Loved
New York, Gallery Books. 2014, First. (ISBN: 9781476775562). Hard Cover, 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall. A Fine unmarked copy with Very Good+ dustjacket which is not price clipped. First Edition, First Printing. 352 pages. 4 photographs. John Fitzgerald Kennedy Jr.(1960-1999) and heir to his father's charming good looks and relentless ambition, ultimately inherited JFK's tragic legacy too when he died in a plane crash piloted by himself in July 1999. Christopher Andersen explores the unique connection between the extraordinary son who captivated America and the beautiful and mysterious mother who molded him into a man.Like many parents and their children, Jacqueline Kennedy Onassis and JFK jr. shared an intense, tender and often tempestuous bond. Andersen reveals how mother and son influenced, challenged, and supported each other through good times and bad, unveiling startling new details about the family we thought we already knew. Fine/Very Good.
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N° du livre: 010958
GBP 25.00 [Appr.: EURO 27.5 | CHF 30]
Mots-clés: John Fitzgeral Kennedy, Jacqueline Kennedy Onassis 9781476775562

 
ANDERSON, ERICA
Albert Schweitzer's Gift of Friendship
London, Robert Hale. 1966, First Edition. Hard Cover, 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall. A near Fine unmarked copy with near Fine dustjacket. This is the heartwarming story of an extended friendship with Schweitzer and his staff as told in the first person by the noted photographer, Erica Anderson. She visited Lambarene to make the film about Schweitzer's life and work that was seven years in production, and that won an oscar for best documentary in 1958. Since that time she visited regularly and by the time of Schweitzes' death had made 18 trips, and the book is rich in glimpses into the personality of Dr. Schweitzer. NOT EX LIB 110. Near Fine/Near Fine.
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N° du livre: 004545
GBP 7.00 [Appr.: EURO 7.75 | CHF 8.5]
Mots-clés: Biography, Lambarene

 
SOLT, ANDREW AND EGAN, SAM
Imagine : John Lennon
London, Bloomsbury. 1998, First. (ISBN: 0747501882). Hard Cover, Folio - over 12" - 15" tall. Gold title on black quarter cloth with grey boards which have a blind embossed motif of John Lennon and his facsimile signature. A minor bump to top front corner tip else a very clean, tight and unmarked copy with no former ownership marks - a near ine copy. Dustjacket has light rubbing and is not price clipped - VG+. 255 pages in a large format. 'Forward' by Yoko Ono and preface by David Wolper. More than a tribute to John Lennon's art, the book emerged from a dazzling proposal by Yoko Ono to David Wolper, in which she offered to open Lennon's personal archives - a treasury of rare film footage, photographs and writings - to create his definitive film biography. Lennon's life unfolds in more than 250 photographs, two thirds in colour and duotone, many never before published. There are spectacular shots from the foremost rock photographers, including Annie Leibovitz, Ethan Russell, Allan Tannenbaum, Robert Freeman, Jim Marshall, Bob Gruen and Ken Regan. The text is drawn from the film of the book's script and features excerpts from new interviews with those closest to Lennon, including one with his aunt Mimi, who raised him and who has resisted talking to the press. A most lavish work on one of the cultural legends of the 20th century. A LARGE HEAVY VOLUME OF 1.52 KILO UNPACKED WEIGHT WHICH WILL REQUIRE EXTRA SHIPPING COST 118. Near Fine/Very Good.
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N° du livre: 010376
GBP 25.00 [Appr.: EURO 27.5 | CHF 30]
Mots-clés: John Lennon, Yoko Ono, Annie Leibovitz, Allan Tannenbaum, Ethan Russell, Cynthia Lennon, Julian Lennon, Sean Lennon, the Beatles 0747501882

 
ASKWITH, BETTY
Lady Dilke - a Biography
London, Chatto & Windus / Hogarth Press. 1969, First Edition. (ISBN: 070111519x). Hard Cover, 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall. Gold title and decoration on red boards which are very clean and unmarked with no wear. Internally very clean and unmarked with some light dust marking to top edge. A Very Good + copy. Dustjacket is complete. Lady Dilke was remembered as the woman who, when Sir Charles Dilke was cited as co-respondent in a particularly scandalous divorce case, cabled The Times newspaper from India to make public their engagement. Born Emilia Francis Strong, she married at the age of 21, Mark Pattison, one of the greatest Victorian scholars, who was 27 years older. The marriage was painfully unhappy which the book reflects using unpublished letters but her second marriage was infinitely more successful. She was a personality in her own right and had an energetic political life, championing exploited women workers and, moreover, was one of the foremost art historians of her time with her work on the French 18th century still required reading. 7 plates. NOT EX LIB 3. Very Good/Very Good.
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N° du livre: 004287
GBP 8.00 [Appr.: EURO 9 | CHF 10]
Mots-clés: Sir Charles Dilke, Emilia Francis Strong, Mark Pattison, Art Historians 070111519x

 
ASPEL, MICHAEL
Polly Wants a Zebra - the Memoirs of Michael Aspel
London, Weidenfeld and Nicolson. 1974, First Edition. (ISBN: 0297768352). Hard Cover, 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall. SIGNED BY AUTHOR 'with best wishes and love' on title page. Gold title on green boards which are clean and unmarked with no wear. Internally there is age darkening to page edges else clean, tight and unmarked. Dustjacket has just a touch of wear to front top corner tip and is price clipped. 15 photographs and 1 line drawing by author. The popular television presenter takes an honest look back at his life as a wartime evacuee, furniture salesman, parachutist, gardener, cartoonist, radio actor, television newscaster, compere and traveller. 13. Very Good/Very Good. Signed by Author.
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N° du livre: 007032
GBP 10.00 [Appr.: EURO 11 | CHF 12]
Mots-clés: Crackerjack, Miss World 0297768352

 
ZEVIN, B. AND GOLIKOV, L.
Vladimir Ilyich Lenin - a Short Biography
Moscow, Novosti Press Agency. 1972. Soft Cover, 16mo - over 5¾" - 6¾" tall. A very Good+ clean, tight and unmarked copy. 168 pages. 62 illustrations. Text in English. Comprises: Road to Revolution; Founder of Communist Party; Strategist of Class Battles; Leader of a Revolution that Ushered in a New Era; Great Builder of Socialism; International Significance of Leninism. 159. Very Good/No Jacket.
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N° du livre: 010880
GBP 8.00 [Appr.: EURO 9 | CHF 10]
Mots-clés: Lenin

 
BAIN, J. ARTHUR
Fridtjof Nansen - His Life and Explorations
London, S.W. Partridge. 1897, First Thus. Hard Cover, 12mo - over 6¾" - 7¾" tall. Gilt title with portrait vignette to spine with gilt and black title and pictorial of 'the Fram' and ice to front on red cloth boards which are very clean with just some very minor marks but no wear. Internally there is a small neat name and date of 1897 to top of front endpaper and some light foxing to closed edges else clean, tight and unmarked. Green pictorial endpapers surrounding publisher's biographies list to front and similar surrounding the 'Home Library' list to rear. Photograph portrait frontispiece and numerous photographs and other illustrations. Abridged from the larger work. A wonderfully illustrated biography of the renowned Norwegian explorer (1861-1930) and his polar expedition in an attractive binding. 301. Very Good/No Jacket.
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N° du livre: 004329
GBP 20.00 [Appr.: EURO 22 | CHF 24]
Mots-clés: Norwegian Explorers, Polar Expeditions, Zoology, Oceanography

 
BAKEWELL, JOAN
The Centre of the Bed
London, Hodder and Stoughton. 2003, First Edition. (ISBN: 0340823100). Hard Cover, 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall. A Fine unmarked copy with Fine dustjacket which is not price clipped. First edition, first impression. xiv + 322 pages. 47 illustrations. In this searching and intimate autobiography, Joan Bakewell retraces the paths she has taken and reveals what lay behind the public image and the choices she made. Recreating her working-class roots, she vividly depicts her childhood in Stockport and the impact of the war, and relives her escape from the tensions at home to Cambridge University, where she was part of the stellar generation that included Peter Hall, Frederic Raphael and Claire Tomalin. She describes what it was like to make her BBC television debut during the Cuban missile crisis; to be the only woman on 'Late Night Line Up', with its eclectic roster of guests; and to be dubbed 'the thinking man's crumpet'. Here, too, is how it felt to see her affair with Harold Pinter transmuted into his play 'Betrayal'. 310. Fine/Fine.
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N° du livre: 008477
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Mots-clés: Harold Pinter, 'Thinking Man's Crumpet', Late Night Line Up, Stockport 0340823100

 
BARDAKCI, MURAT
Neslishah - the Last Ottoman Princess
Cairo, The American University Press in Cairo. 2017, First. (ISBN: 9789774168376). Hard Cover, 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall. An As New copy. 313 pages. 107 photographs. Twice a princess, twice exiled, Neslishah Sultan had an eventful life. When she was born in Istanbul in 1921, cannons were fired in the four corners of the Ottoman Empire, commemorative coins were issued in her name, and her birth was recorded in the official register of the palace. After all, she was an imperial princess and the granddaughter of Sultan Vahiddedin. But she was the last member of the imperial family to be accorded such honors: in 1922 Vahiddedin was deposed and exiled, replaced as caliph-but not as sultan-by his brother (and Neslishah's other grandfather) Abdulmecid; in 1924 Abdulmecid was also removed from office, and the entire imperial family, including three-year-old Neslishah, were sent into exile. Sixteen years later on her marriage to Prince Abdel Moneim, the son of the last khedive of Egypt, she became a princess of the Egyptian royal family. And when in 1952 her husband was appointed regent for Egypt's infant king, she took her place at the peak of Egyptian society as the country's first lady, until the abolition of the monarchy the following year. Exile followed once more, this time from Egypt, after the royal couple faced charges of treason. Eventually Neslishah was allowed to return to the city of her birth, where she died at the age of 91 in 2012. Based on original documents and extensive personal interviews, this account of one woman's extraordinary life is also the story of the end of two powerful dynasties thirty years apart. As New/As New.
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N° du livre: 010950
GBP 25.00 [Appr.: EURO 27.5 | CHF 30]
Mots-clés: Ottoman Empire, Egypt, Turkey, Prince Abdel Moneim, King Farouk 9789774168376

 
BARKER, STUART
Barry Sheene - 1950 - 2003 - the Biography
London, Collins Willow. 2003, First Edition. (ISBN: 0007161808). Hard Cover, 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall. A near Fine copy which has a small mark to the margin of one page with near Fine dustjacket which is not price clipped. First edition, First printing. 336 pages. 48 illustrations. Written by the only journalist to have ridden on the road with Barry Sheene and featuring interviews with fellow riders, team bosses and those closest to him, this is the definitive portrait of the msot famous bike racer ever. 108. Near Fine/Near Fine.
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N° du livre: 008905
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Mots-clés: Motorcycle Racing, Biography 0007161808

 
BARRADAS, ACA´CIO (EDITOR)
Agostinho Neto - Uma Vida Sem Tréguas 1922-1979
Lisboa, Seguros & Pensoes. 2005, First Edition. (ISBN: 9729979103). Soft Cover, 4to - over 9¾" - 12" tall. Um retrato biográfico do primeiro Presidente de Angola, António Agostinho Neto (1922-1979), completado por testemunhos inéditos de familiares e amigos, dão forma à obra 'Uma Vida Sem Tréguas', organizada pelo jornalista Acácio Barradas. GRANDE LIVRO PESADO 1.2 KILO - CUSTO DE TRANSPORTE EXIGIDO NECESSÁRIO 1. Near Fine/No Jacket.
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N° du livre: 009278
GBP 25.00 [Appr.: EURO 27.5 | CHF 30]
Mots-clés: Agostinho Neto, Angola 9729979103

 
PENROSE, BARRIE AND FREEMAN, SIMON
Conspiracy of Silence - the Secret Life of Anthony Blunt
London, Grafton Books. 1986, First Edition. (ISBN: 0246122005). Hard Cover, 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall. A near Fine unmarked copy (Fine apart from a few marks to top edge) with near Fine dustjacket which is not price clipped. xix + 588 pages. 64 illustrations. Throughout the Second World War and the Cold War which followed, Britain's Secret Service was compromised by a group of privileged, Cambridge-educated Englishmen who consistently betrayed their country by working for Stalin's Russia. Two Sunday Times writers have investigated the astonishing story of Anthony Blunt and his accomplices, who included Burgess, Maclean and Philby. Their book shows how deeply the Blunt network penetrated the British Establishment on behalf of the Russians. Anthony Blunt, Keeper of the Queen's Pictures, friend of the royal family, Director of the Courtauld Institute of Art, was born in Bournemouth in 1907, the son of an Anglican clergyman. This solid middle-class background made him an unlikely agent, but at Cambridge, after meeting Guy Burges, a fellow member of the Apostles (the university's elite intellectual society), Blunt became a communist and Russian spy. PLEASE NOTE: A HEAVY VOLUME OF 1.155 KILO UNPACKED WEIGHT WHICH MAY REQUIRE ADDITIONAL SHIPPING COST 25. Near Fine/Near Fine.
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N° du livre: 009928
GBP 8.00 [Appr.: EURO 9 | CHF 10]
Mots-clés: Kim Philby, Guy Burgess, Donald Maclean, Anthony Blunt, Russian Spies, Cambridge Apostles 0246122005

 
BAYLIS, TREVOR
Clock This - My Life As an Inventor
London, Headline. 1999, First Edition. (ISBN: 0747273812). Hard Cover, 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall. First edition, First printing. A Near Fine uninscribed copy with a small remnant of label to front endpaper with near Fine price clipped dustjacket. The author is the inventor of the clockwork radio which revolutionised the lives of millions, particularly in Africa, inspired by a television documentary on AIDS in Africa. He has spent his life inventing and he crusades for the introduction of inventing in the national curriculum in schools. 49 photographs. 109. Near Fine/Near Fine.
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N° du livre: 003225
GBP 6.00 [Appr.: EURO 6.75 | CHF 7.5]
Mots-clés: Biography, English Inventors, Clockwork Radio 0747273812

 
BELLAMY, DAVID
Jolly Green Giant - the Autobiography of David J. Bellamy, Obe, Hon Fls, an Englishman
London, Century. 2002, First. (ISBN: 0712683593). Hard Cover, 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall. A near Fine unmarked copy (Fine apart from age toning to top edge and page edges) with near Fine dustjacket which is not price clipped. First edition, First printing. xi + 398 pages. 40 illustrations. Here for the first time and in his own infectious style, David Bellamy tells the story of how he came to be one of Britain's best-loved botanists, campaigner and broadcasters. He tells of his many great loves from sports cars to ballet but also of his more serious concerns, with his reputation for being outspoken and undeterred in the face of big enterprises and corporations revealed in his battles and campaigns leading, at one point, to imprisonment. 151. Near Fine/Near Fine.
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N° du livre: 010407
GBP 8.00 [Appr.: EURO 9 | CHF 10]
Mots-clés: Botanist, Environment Campaigner 0712683593

 
BELTON, NEIL
The Good Listener - Helen Bamber : A Life Against Cruelty
London, Weidenfeld and Nicolson. 1998, First Edition. (ISBN: 0297819046). Hard Cover, 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall. A Very Good+ copy which has a little white marking to lower front board from the reverse of the dustjacket otherwise very clean and unmarked. Dustjacket is complete with a little creasing. Helen Bamber was sent to Belsen in 1945 to work with survivors of the camp, aged just 20, and since her life has been involved with the worst side of the last half century. In 1985 at the age of 60 she set up an organisation devoted to helping victims of torture the Foundation for the Care of Victims of Torture. PLEASE NOTE: A HEAVY VOLUME OF 0.83 KILO UNPACKED WEIGHT WHICH MAY REQUIRE ADDITIONAL SHIPPING COST 110. Very Good/Very Good.
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N° du livre: 004617
GBP 7.00 [Appr.: EURO 7.75 | CHF 8.5]
Mots-clés: Biography, Belsen, Amnesty International 0297819046

 
BERNHARD, SANDRA
Confessions of a Pretty Lady
New York, Harper and Row. 1988, First Edition. (ISBN: 0060159294). Hard Cover, 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall. A near Fine copy ( Fine apart from an inscription to half title page) with Fine dustjacket which is not price clipped. 133 pages. 12 illustrations. Welcome to the world of Sandra Bernhard; sophisticated, sardonic, and witty, nothing escapes her acute eye and sharp tongue. With her pitch-perfect sense of style and humour, Bernhard chronicles the thrill of emergency vehicles, whu she moved bak to suburbia, a traumatic abortion, tattoos, the art of manicures. Her prose is both biting and vulnerable, feminine and tough. Whether reminiscing about her doctor-father learning hypnosis or her mother's fascination with all things Japanese, her stories are powerful, funny, scathing, erotic, and at times unsettling. The book captures perfectly the strong, subversive humour that she is known for. 302. Near Fine/Fine.
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N° du livre: 009832
GBP 8.00 [Appr.: EURO 9 | CHF 10]
Mots-clés: American Female Comedy Star, Actress, Singer 0060159294

 
BIRD, ALEX (WITH TERRY MANNERS)
Alex Bird - the Life and Secrets of a Professional Punter
Gwynedd, Abbey. 1996. (ISBN: 0952823101). Hard Cover, 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall. A Fine unmarked copy with Fine dustjacket which is not price clipped. 12 illustrations. Alex Bird was born in Newton Heath, North Manchester and was introduced to the world of racing by his bookmaker father, and after a short spell bookmaking, he turned poacher and devoted his career to beating the bookmakers - succeeding in a way that has rarely been approached and never overtaken. For almost 50 years he was the bane of the bookie, and was known as 'The King', and although he died in 1991he remains an icon in the world of racing. The dustjacket shows him meeting Bill Clinton, before he became President, on his regular annual trip to see the Breeder's Cup races in the USA when he would stay for a vacation with his daughter in Arkansas. 206. Fine/Fine.
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N° du livre: 007394
GBP 8.00 [Appr.: EURO 9 | CHF 10]
Mots-clés: Horse Racing, Professional Gamblers 0952823101

 
FAIRFAX-BLAKEBOROUGH, NOEL (EDITED BY)
The Memoirs of Jack Fairfax-Blakeborough - "J. F-B"
London, J. A. Allen. 1978, First Edition. (ISBN: 0851312691). Hard Cover, 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall. A Very Good unmarked copy which has a bump to one front corner tip with complete dustjacket. J.F-B was one of the great characters of British horse racing and his memoirs reflect his long lifetime in which he was to prophecy and even instigate some of the great changes which took place. He knew everyone worth knowing and a good few who were not, in that fraternity of friends, rogues and vagabonds who make up the racing world. 13 illustrations. NOT EX LIB 102. Very Good/Very Good.
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N° du livre: 004106
GBP 6.00 [Appr.: EURO 6.75 | CHF 7.5]
Mots-clés: Biography, Horse Racing World 0851312691

 
BORCHERT, WILLIAM G.
The Lois Wilson Story - When Love Is Not Enough
Minnesota, Hazelden. 2005, First Edition. (ISBN: 1592853285). Hard Cover, 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall. A Fine unmarked copy with Fine dustjacket. xxii + 379 pages. Foreword by Robert Hoguet, President of the Stepping Stones Foundation. The acclaimed author, screenwriter and film producer's definitive biography of Lois Burnham Wilson, co-founder of Al-Anon (Alcoholics Anonymous) and wife of the co-founder, the famously anonymous Bill W. Lois Wilson's uncommon love and unshakeable faith have provided a legacy of hope to millions of families devastated by alcohol addiction. 4. Fine/Fine.
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N° du livre: 007919
GBP 10.00 [Appr.: EURO 11 | CHF 12]
Mots-clés: Alcoholics Anonymous, Aa. Al-Anon, Bill Wilson, Alcohol Addiction 1592853285

 
BOYCOTT, GEOFFREY
The Corridor of Certainty - My Life Beyond Cricket
London, Simon and Schuster. 2014. (ISBN: 9781471130021). Hard Cover, 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall. SIGNED BY AUTHOR to title page with no dedication. A near Fine unmarked copy which has age toning to page edges with near Fine dustjacket (Fine apart from a single quarter inch tear to top edge) which is not price clipped. x + 278 pages. 25 coloured photographs. In 2002 Geoffrey Boycott was diagnosed with cancer of the tongue. Having faced down the fastest bowlers during his career as one of England's greatest-ever batsmen, he now had to take on an even more daunting foe, one that he could not see and where he had to rely on others to help him take on the challenge. After he had recovered, Boycott emerged as a different man, with a new perspective on life. This book tells the story not only of his struggle with cancer, but also of his love for the game of cricket. 23. Near Fine/Near Fine. Signed by Author.
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N° du livre: 010943
GBP 20.00 [Appr.: EURO 22 | CHF 24]
Mots-clés: Cricket, Brian Clough, Fred Trueman, Cancer of the Tongue 9781471130021

 
BRANDWOOD, NEIL
Victoria Wood
London, Virgin Publishing. 2002, First Edition. (ISBN: 1852279826). Hard Cover, 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall. A Very God+ unmarked copy with VG+ complete dustjacket. An interesting biography of the comedienne, actress, writer, singer-songwriter, whose success is now in the fourth decade, which reveals the offstage Victoria and the events and experiences that have shaped her. 21 illustrations. NOT BOOK CLUB 107. Very Good/Very Good.
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N° du livre: 004092
GBP 5.00 [Appr.: EURO 5.5 | CHF 6]
Mots-clés: Biography, Victoria Wood 1852279826

 
BRISCOE, CONSTANCE
Ugly
London, Hodder and Stoughton. 2006, First Edition. (ISBN: 0340895977). Hard Cover, 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall. A Fine unmarked copy with near Fine dustjacket which is not price clipped. First edition, First printing. The author practises as a barrister and in 1996 became a part-time judge - one of the first black women to sit as a judge in the UK. Her mother systematically abused her, both physically and emotionally, throughout her childhood. Regularly beaten and starved, she was so desperate that she took herself off to Social Services and tried to get into care. When that failed, she swallowed bleach 'because it kills all known germs and my mother always told me I was a germ'. When Constance was 13, her mother simply moved out, leaving her daughter to fend for herself - there was no gas, no electricity and no food. But somehow she found the courage to survive her terrible start in life and this is her heartrending - and ultimately triumphant - story. 14. Fine/Near Fine.
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N° du livre: 008513
GBP 7.00 [Appr.: EURO 7.75 | CHF 8.5]
Mots-clés: Black Judges, Mother-Daughter Abuse, Loveless Childhood 0340895977

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