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AKHTAR, NASREEN
Catch a Fish from the Sea (Using the Internet)
London, Greenbirds. 2008. (ISBN: 9780955521416). Soft Cover, 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall. SIGNED BY AUTHOR TO REVIEW PAGE WITH DEDICATION TO SOMEONE WITH THE SAME NAME. 331 pages. Foreword by Yasmin Alibhai-Brown. What would Jane Austen say about the online matrimonial scene that the second generation British South Asians are currently coming to terms with. 2. Fine/No Jacket. Signed by Author.
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Book number: 010229
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Keywords: Internet Dating, British South Asians 9780955521416

 
BIRAM, JOHN
Teknosis
London, Arlington. 1978, First Edition. (ISBN: 0851402763). Hard Cover, 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall. A near Fine unmarked copy with VG+ dustjacket which is not price clippedForeword by Robert Graves whom he met in Deya, Mallorca, Spain. The book was a result of conversations between the author and Graves about the threatened collapse of technological civilisation the result was that Graves begged him to write a book on the subject. Teknosis is the word derived from the Greek Techne - craft or skill and Osis - drive or impulse but in English Osis refers to a diseased state. He applies this to the past and present across all areas such as science, politics, economics, the environment et al. B2B. Near Fine/Very Good.
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Keywords: Robert Graves, Technology, Teknosis 0851402763

 
BRAYFIELD, CELIA
Glitter - the Truth About Fame
London, Chatto and Windus / Hogarth Press. 1985, First Edition. (ISBN: 0701127899). Hard Cover, 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall. SIGNED BY AUTHOR to front endpaper with dedication (but no name) 'For one of the best and brightest' followed by a drawing of a star. A near Fine clean, tight and unmarked copy (Fine apart from light rubbing to front top edge) with dustjacket which is not price clipped. The book explores what it is like to be famous - winning an Oscar, making more money than you can imagine, becoming an Olympic champion, having your picture on the cover of Time magazine. The author has asked a galaxy of stars what fame means to them, and their views throw insight into their lives beneath the hype and the stardust. Illustrated with photographs. 16. Near Fine/Very Good. Signed by Author.
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Book number: 007765
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Keywords: Cult of Celebrity, Fame, Mick Jagger, Joan Collins, Pete Townshend, Dudley Moore, Robert Redford, Princess Caroline, Margaux Hemingway 0701127899

 
BRINDLEY, LOUISE
They Must Have Seen Me Coming
London, Cassell. 1978, First Edition. (ISBN: 0304300632). Hard Cover, 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall. A Very Good+ copy with a small light mark to the top of one page. Dustjacket is VG+ and is not price clipped. The author's account of how she transformed 'The Hollies', an old people's home in the seaside town of Eastmarch, from a soulless institution into a real home, coping compassionately with the eccentricities of the inhabitants, and her gift of seeing the funny side of unbearable situations provides an entertaining and touching read. NOT EX LIB C3A. Very Good/Very Good.
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Book number: 005446
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Keywords: Social Care, Eastmarch-on-Sea 0304300632

 
BROOK, STEPHEN
Winner Takes All - a Season in Israel
London, Hamish Hamilton. 1990, First Edition. (ISBN: 0241126355). Hard Cover, 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall. A Fine unmarked copy with Fine dustjacket. First edition, First printing. An incisive portrait of a deeply complex and divided society in which the author lays bare the contradictions that make Israel problematic and so fascinating. A nation in a constant state of military alert, increasingly influenced by ultra Orthodox forcesand the founding fathers, once European, now outnumbered by Oriental jews. 5. Fine/Fine.
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Book number: 002448
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BROWN, IVOR (SELECTED BY)
A Book of Marriage
London, Hamish Hamilton. 1963, First Edition. Hard Cover, 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall. Ill.: McLaren, William. Gold title on red boards which are clean with no wear with a mark to lower edge. Internally there is a name and date to front endpaper and some light foxing to closed edges else very clean, tight and unmarked. Dustjacket has a little chipping to spine head and tail. An anthology on the subject of marriage with something for all tastes, drawn from the best British and American writing of the centuries since Chaucer's wife of Bath so racily expressed her opinion that marriage in plenty is a perpetual feast well justified by scripture. Comprises chapters on wooing, the wedding day, later on, and opinion and advice. Illustrations by William McLaren. NOT EX LIB B2E. Very Good/Very Good.
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Keywords: Writers on Marriage, Epithalamies, Wooing, Courtship Mclaren, William

 
BUCHANAN, MARY
The Children's Village
London, Vail. 1959. Hard Cover, 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall. A Very Good+ copy with a small neat name and date to front endpaper and light foxing to closed edges else clean, tight and unmarked. Dustjacket is also VG+ and complete with a little light foxing to inner flaps. Fourth impression revised (first was 1951). Foreword by Walter Robert Corti, Founder of the Pestalozzi Children's Village in Switzerland. The author is a sociologist by profession and a founder member and honorary secretary of the British Pestalozzi Children's Village Association, and has travelled widely, and here describes the Pestalozzi history and it's founding. 61 photographs. A well kept copy. C3A. Very Good/Very Good.
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CROCKETT, JAMES
The English Spirit
London, Nonesuch Press. 1941. Hard Cover, 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall. Gilt titles on blue cloth boards which have minor marks to front and gentle bumping to corner tips but no wear. Internally there is a neat contemporary name to front endpaper and a stamp to front endpaper - ' Please do not lend this book. Please get your friends to buy it as you have, from The War Plane Fund - every 5/- counts.' Second edition March 1941 (first was December 1940 by Angus and Robertson, Sydney). 62 pages. In this essay a Scot writes what he thinks the English Spirit has ment to the world, what it means to it today and will mean in the future. D3. Very Good/No Jacket.
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CROWDY, TERRY
The Enemy Within - a History of Espionage
Oxford, Osprey. 2006, First. (ISBN: 9781841769332). Hard Cover, 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall. An As New copy in an As New dustjacket. First Edition, First Printing. 368 pages. To gain the upper hand in conflict, the ability to know what your enemy is planning is vital. From biblical times to the present day, leaders have employed espionage on and off the battlefield in the quest for victory. Tactics might differ, from dirty tricks and theft to interrogation and torture, but the aim is the same - to outmanoeuvre the enemy and emerge triumphant. The book traces the history of espionage from its development in ancient times through to the end of the Cold War and beyond, shedding light on the clandestine activities that have so often tipped the balance in times of war. As New/As New.
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Keywords: Espionage, Spys 9781841769332

 
CADER-CUFF, ELIZABETH
Walks with Writers - New Literary Walks in Old Berkshire
Berkshire, D and N Publishing. 1999, First Edition. (ISBN: 0953569500). Soft Cover, 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall. SIGNED BY AUTHOR on front endpaper. A Fine unmarked copy. The book takes you to the literary heart of Old Berkshire and walking these carefully planned routes and the places they visit offer a unique and enthralling insight into the lives and work of the major literary figures that once lived in the county. Clear concise route maps and descriptions with details of the writers' lives and work enhanced by colour illustrations. Includes Alexander Pope, Jane Austen, Mary Russell Mitford, Oscar Wilde, Kenneth Grahame, Jerome Klapka Jerome, Agatha Christie, D.H. Lawrence, John Betjeman, and more. D1. Fine/No Jacket. Signed by Author.
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Book number: 006641
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Keywords: Literary Walks, Berkshire, Alexander Pope, Jane Austen, Mary Russell Mitford, Oscar Wilde, Kenneth Grahame, Agatha Christie, D.H. Lawrence, John Betjeman 0953569500

 
HAMILTON-EDWARDS, GERALD
In Search of Scottish Ancestry
London, Phillimore. 1973. (ISBN: 0900592710). Hard Cover, 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall. A near Fine unmarked copy (Fine apart from a neat name, address and date to front pastedown and a few small ticks to some items in the appendix) with near Fine dustjacket which is not price clipped. 252 pages. Following the success of his earlier book, In Search of Ancestry, the author seeks to guide the Scottish family researcher from the time he is led by curiosity to make tentative enquiries from aged aunts and uncles to the time when he is far back in the centuries immersed in an absorbing and often lifetime hobby. But the path of the Scottish genealogist differs considerably from that of the English searcher since Scotland for many centuries had its distinct history and, even more important, had its own legal system. The latter results in the existence of many records which have no counterpart in England and Wales. The book therefore provides invaluable information to conduct research. C3A. Near Fine/Near Fine.
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Book number: 009718
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Keywords: Scottish Genealogy, Sasine Registers, Lyon Office, Clan Histories 0900592710

 
FISHER, ROBERT
Teaching Children to Think
London, Simon and Schuster. 1992. (ISBN: 075010371X). Soft Cover, 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall. A near Fine unmarked copy (Fine apart from some light marks to fore edge). xiii + 272 pages. Diagrams in the text. The book discusses the nature of thinking and thinking skills, exploring current developments in the teaching of thinking skills and evaluates world-wide research in this field. It shows how the teaching of thinking skills can enrich every area of the curriculum, how teachers can implement them in the classroom and how they should be assessed. NOT EX LIB D6. Near Fine/No Jacket.
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FRANKLAND, MARK
The Patriots' Revolution - How East Europe Won It's Freedom
London, Sinclair-Stevenson. 1990, First Edition. (ISBN: 1856190218). Hard Cover, 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall. A Fine unmarked copy with Fine dustjacket. xxiv + 352 pages. The foreign correspndent author shows how East Europe was approaching an economic, social and moral dead end, unable to adapt to world develoments and that this growing alarm and prospect of decay generated patriotic feelings, stifled by communist leaders for some 40 years, resulted in the patriotic revolutions. He believes that their future behaviour will be largely determined by the past they are now remembering and reconsidering. 5. Fine/Fine.
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Keywords: Romania, Poland, Hungary 1856190218

 
GOLOMBEK, HARRY
Chess - a History
New York, G.P. Puttnam's Sons. 1976, First Edition. (ISBN: 0399115757). Hard Cover, 4to - over 9¾" - 12" tall. A Fine unmarked copy in brown cloth boards, apart from a small neat name to front endpaper. Dustjacket is complete. A comprehensive history of chess by a leading figure in the chess world both as a player and as a writer. He traces the game's origins from the fifth century AD to the present, presenting a social history, too, as the game passed from the royal courts to the middle classes, noting many famous men of history who played. Illustrated with contemporary engravings, woodcuts, paintings and photographs as well as over 70 line diagrams to clarify the many move-by-move descriptions of important games. PLEASE NOTE: A LARGE HEAVY VOLUME OF 1.07 KILO UNPACKED WEIGHT WHICH MAY REQUIRE ADDITIONAL SHIPPING COST 22. Fine/Very Good.
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GOREN, CHARLES H.
The Precision System of Bidding
London, Robert Hale. 1972. (ISBN: 0709131631). Hard Cover, 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall. Silver title on salmon pink boards which are very clean and unmarked with no wear. Internally there is an inscription and date to front endpaper and light foxing to closed edges else very clean, tight and unmarked. Dustjacket is not price clipped. Edited by Robert B. Ewen.The precision system of contract bridge bidding, devised by C.C. Wei, offers great advantages for all bridge players. First it is simple and in the main may easily be incorporated into any existing system. Secondly it covers every range precisely, so that the player can tell from the partner's opening bid the exact strength of the combined hands, and whether they are in part score, game or slam country. Thirdly it can be progressively developed. C3A. Very Good/Very Good.
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Keywords: Contract Bridge, Bidding, Auctions, Forcing, Card Games 0709131631

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