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The Potter's Hand, A. N. Wilson
1 A. N. Wilson The Potter's Hand
Atlantic Books 231422 London 2012 1848879539 / 9781848879539 Softcover Very Good Condition In 1774, Josiah Wedgwood, master craftsman possessed with a burning scientific vision, embarks upon the thousand piece Frog Service for Catherine the Great. Josiah's nephew Tom journeys to America to buy clay from the Cherokee for this exquisite china. Tom is caught up in the American rebellion, and falls for a Cherokee woman who will come to play a crucial role in Josiah's late, great creation: the Portland Vase. As the family fortune is made, and Josiah's entrepreneurial brilliance creates an empire that will endure for generations, it is his daughter Sukey, future mother of Charles Darwin, who bears clear-eyed witness. 502 pages. Quantity Available: 1. Shipped Weight: Under 1 kilogram. Category: Fiction; Fiction; ISBN/EAN: 9781848879539. Inventory No: 231422. Paperback 
Price: 9.00 AUD
The Sweets Of Pimlico, A.N. Wilson
2 A.N. Wilson The Sweets Of Pimlico
Penguin Books 243406 Great Britain 1988 0140066977 / 9780140066975 Softcover Good Condition No Dust Jacket 178 pages. Very light tanning to page edges . Quantity Available: 1. Shipped Weight: Under 1 kilogram. Category: Fiction; Fiction; ISBN/EAN: 9780140066975. Inventory No: 243406. Paperback 
Price: 8.00 AUD
Rodeo Darcy, Alison Gregory
3 Alison Gregory Rodeo Darcy
Cygnet Books 246920 Australia 2005 1876268956 / 9781876268954 Hardcover (Printed Boards) Very Good Condition Mark Wilson The best thing about living on a cattle station in the Kimberley is the rodeos. Twelve-year-old Darcy dreams of becoming a great rider, just like old Jim, so he watches carefully as Jim teaches him all he knows about horse-breaking. When the old man dies Darcy is devastated, but his life turns around when he receives two surprising gifts. And when rodeo time comes around again, Darcy is ready to fulfill his dream. Illustrator: Mark Wilson. Quantity Available: 1. Shipped Weight: Under 1 kilogram. Category: Children's::Children's Fiction; Children; Australian::Australian Fiction. ISBN: 1876268956. ISBN/EAN: 9781876268954. Inventory No: 246920. Hardcover 
Price: 12.00 AUD
Somewhere: The Life of Jerome Robbins, Amanda Vaill
4 Amanda Vaill Somewhere: The Life of Jerome Robbins
Broadway Books 237015 New York 2006 0767904206 / 9780767904209 Softcover Very Good Condition From the author of the acclaimed Everybody Was So Young, the definitive and major biography of the great choreographer and Broadway legend Jerome Robbins To some, Jerome Robbins was a demanding perfectionist, a driven taskmaster, a theatrical visionary; to others, he was a loyal friend, a supportive mentor, a generous and entertaining companion and colleague. Born Jerome Rabinowitz in New York City in 1918, Jerome Robbins repudiated his Jewish roots along with his name only to reclaim them with his triumphant staging of Fiddler on the Roof. A self-proclaimed homosexual, he had romances or relationships with both men and women, some famous?like Montgomery Clift and Natalie Wood?some less so. A resolutely unpolitical man, he was forced to testify before Congress at the height of anti-Communist hysteria. A consummate entertainer, he could be paralyzed by shyness; nearly infallible professionally, he was conflicted, vulnerable, and torn by self-doubt. Guarded and adamantly private, he was an inveterate and painfully honest journal writer who confided his innermost thoughts and aspirations to a remarkable series of diaries and memoirs. With ballets like Dances at a Gathering, Afternoon of a Faun, and The Concert, he humanized neoclassical dance; with musicals like On the Town, Gypsy, and West Side Story, he changed the face of theater in America. In the pages of this definitive biography, Amanda Vaill takes full measure of the complicated, contradictory genius who was Jerome Robbins. She re-creates his childhood as the only son of Russian Jewish immigrants; his apprenticeship as a dancer and Broadway chorus gypsy; his explosion into prominence at the age of twenty-five with the ballet Fancy Free and its Broadway incarnation, On the Town; and his years of creative dominance in both theater and dance. She brings to life his colleagues and friends?from Leonard Bernstein and George Balanchine to Robert Wilson and Robert Graves?and his loves and lovers. And she tells the full story behind some of Robbins?s most difficult episodes, such as his testimony before the House Un-American Activities Committee and his firing from the film version of West Side Story. Drawing on thousands of pages of documents from Robbins?s personal and professional papers, to which she was granted unfettered access, as well as on other archives and hundreds of interviews, Somewhere is a riveting narrative of a life lived onstage, offstage, and backstage. It is also an accomplished work of criticism and social history that chronicles one man?s phenomenal career and places it squarely in the cultural ferment of a time when New York City was truly ?a helluva town.? 675 pages. Illustrated with black and white photographs. Quantity Available: 1. Shipped Weight: 1-2 kilos. Category: Biography; United States; Dance; Dance. ISBN: 0767904206. ISBN/EAN: 9780767904209. Inventory No: 237015. Paperback 
Price: 27.50 AUD
War Gaming, Andrew Wilson
5 Andrew Wilson War Gaming
Pelican / Penguin Books 237216 Great Britain 1970 0140212078 / 9780140212075 Softcover Good Condition No Dust Jacket 202 pages. Light foxing to outer page edges. Black and white illustrations. Quantity Available: 1. Shipped Weight: Under 1 kilogram. Category: Military; Military & Warfare; ISBN: 0140212078. ISBN/EAN: 9780140212075. Inventory No: 237216. Paperback 
Price: 8.00 AUD
Anglo-Saxon Attitudes, Angus Wilson
6 Angus Wilson Anglo-Saxon Attitudes
Penguin Books 241348 London 2015 0140013113 / 9780140013115 Softcover Near Fine Condition No Dust Jacket Gerald Middleton is a sixty-year-old self-proclaimed failure. Worse than that, he's "a failure with a conscience." As a young man, he was involved in an archaeological dig that turned up an obscene idol in the coffin of a seventh-century bishop and scandalized a generation. The discovery was in fact the most outrageous archaeological hoax of the century, and Gerald has long known who was responsible and why. But to reveal the truth is to risk destroying the world of cozy compromises that, personally as well as professionally, he has long made his own. One of England's first openly gay novelists, Angus Wilson was a dirty realist who relished the sleaze and scuffle of daily life. Slashingly satirical, virtuosically plotted, and displaying Dickensian humor and nerve, Anglo-Saxon Attitudes features a vivid cast of characters that includes scheming academics and fading actresses, big businessmen toggling between mistresses and wives, media celebrities, hustlers, transvestites, blackmailers, toadies, and even one holy fool. Everyone, it seems, is either in cahoots or in the dark, even as comically intrepid Gerald Middleton struggles to maintain some dignity while digging up a history of lies. 346 pages. TV Tie-In. Quantity Available: 1. Shipped Weight: Under 1 kilogram. Category: Fiction; Fiction; ISBN: 0140013113. ISBN/EAN: 9780140013115. Inventory No: 241348. Paperback 
Price: 9.00 AUD
Hemlock and After, Angus Wilson
7 Angus Wilson Hemlock and After
Penguin Books 232320 Great Britain 1956 Softcover Good Condition Hemlock and After is the story of Bernard Sands - novelist, liberal, and humanist - who sets out to establish a writers' colony at Vardon Hall, which is to be the climax of his distinguished career. But Sands has influential enemies, and life is further complicated by his wife Ella's mysterious illness and his own affair with his young lover, Eric. Dazzling with his originality and insight, Wilson ensures that Sands's liberal ideals, both public and private, are put to the test. Foxing to outside page edges. 246 pages. Pages browned. Quantity Available: 1. Shipped Weight: Under 1 kilogram. Category: Fiction; Fiction; Inventory No: 232320. Paperback 
Price: 7.00 AUD
Such Darling Dodos and Other Stories, Angus Wilson
8 Angus Wilson Such Darling Dodos and Other Stories
Penguin Books 232185 Great Britain 1960 Softcover Good Condition Penguin no. 1508. Age tanning to pages. 189 pages. Foxing to Covers. Previous owners name on front endpaper. Quantity Available: 1. Shipped Weight: Under 500 grams. Category: Fiction; Fiction; Inventory No: 232185. Paperback 
Price: 7.00 AUD
The Wrong Set and Other Stories, Angus Wilson
9 Angus Wilson The Wrong Set and Other Stories
Penguin Books 232186 Great Britain 1959 Softcover Good Condition Penguin no. 1355. Age tanning to pages. 201 pages. Foxing to Covers. Quantity Available: 1. Shipped Weight: Under 500 grams. Category: Fiction; Fiction; Inventory No: 232186. Paperback 
Price: 7.00 AUD
The Higher Realism of Woodrow Wilson and Other Essays, Arthur S. Link
10 Arthur S. Link The Higher Realism of Woodrow Wilson and Other Essays
Vanderbilt University Press 232676 USA 1971 First Edition 0826511635 / 9780826511638 Hardcover Good Condition Good With a foreword by Dewey W. Grantham. A collection of twenty four essays from 1944 to 1970 by the editor of the Papers of Woodrow Wilson. 425 pages. Dust jacket has rubbing and small tears to edges and corners and associated wear. Quantity Available: 1. Shipped Weight: 1-2 kilos. Category: Essays; Essays & Literary Criticism; ISBN: 0826511635. ISBN/EAN: 9780826511638. Inventory No: 232676. Hardcover 
Price: 22.00 AUD
New Zealand's Darkest Days, Bruce Morris
11 Bruce Morris New Zealand's Darkest Days
Wilson & Horton 246767 Auckland 1981 0868640514 / 9780868640518 Softcover Good Condition Covering: Mt Erebus; Napier Earthquake; The Wahine; Ballantyne's Fire; Tangiwai 80 pages. Illustrated with black and white photograph. Quantity Available: 1. Shipped Weight: Under 1 kilogram. Category: History; New Zealand; History; Countries::New Zealand. ISBN: 0868640514. ISBN/EAN: 9780868640518. Inventory No: 246767. Paperback 
Price: 15.00 AUD
Italian Paintings XIV-XVI Centuries in The Museum of Fine Arts, Houston, Carolyn C. Wilson
12 Carolyn C. Wilson Italian Paintings XIV-XVI Centuries in The Museum of Fine Arts, Houston
The Museum of Fine Arts 228721 USA 1996 0892633492 / 9780892633494 Hardcover Near Fine Condition Near Fine The Museum of Fine Arts, Houston has amassed an impressive array of Western European artworks since its 1924 opening. Notable among the collection's works are the Italian Pre-Renaissance and Renaissance paintings, many of which were generously donated by Samuel H. Kress, Sarah Campbell Blaffer, and Percy S. and Edith A. Straus. The collection includes works by Fra Angelico, Giovanni di Paolo, Giovanni Bellini, Lorenzo Lotto, Paolo Veronese, Bartolommeo Veneto, and others. Fifteen years of painstaking research have gone into Carolyn C. Wilson's catalogue of the complete collection. Although several of the Renaissance pieces were catalogued in the early 1970s, most (specifically those works from the Straus Collection) have not been recorded since an anonymous 1945 publication. Carolyn C. Wilson's book fulfills a two-fold objective in that it offers to both scholars and connoisseurs an illuminating review of the Houston collection as well as current scholarship and bibliographic information on each work. CAROLYN C. WILSON is an independent art historian with a distinguished bibliography. Her previous publications include "European Terra Cottas from the Arthur M. "Sackler" Collection: "A" Checklist of the Exhibition, "1979, and "Renaissance Small Bronze Sculpture and Associated Decorative Arts at the National Gallery of Art, "1983, both published by the National Gallery of Art, Washington, D.C 416 pages. Illustrated with colour and black and white photographs. Quantity Available: 1. Shipped Weight: 2-3 kilos. Category: art; Art & Design; ISBN: 0892633492. ISBN/EAN: 9780892633494. Inventory No: 228721. This book is extra heavy, and may involve extra shipping charges to some countries. Hardcover 
Price: 50.00 AUD
The Cecil King Diary 1965-1970, Cecil King
13 Cecil King The Cecil King Diary 1965-1970
Jonathan Cape 227034 Great Britain 1972 Reprint 0224008544 / 9780224008549 Hardcover Very Good Condition Very Good Cecil King was a director of the Bank of England and chairman of I. P. C which controlled the Daily Mirror, the Sun and the People. He was in a position of extraordinary power. Harold Wilson offered him office three times, but he preferred to remain an observer. The Diary represents a wholly original background view of the conflicts and intrigues of British politics and stories from Whitehall and Fleet Street. 353 pages. Light foxing to outer page edges. Quantity Available: 1. Shipped Weight: 1-2 kilos. Category: Autobiography::Memoir; Biography & Autobiography; ISBN: 0224008544. ISBN/EAN: 9780224008549. Inventory No: 227034. Hardcover 
Price: 15.00 AUD
The Goldfish Bowl: Married to the Prime Minster 1955-1997, Cherie Booth, Cate Kaste
14 Cherie Booth, Cate Kaste The Goldfish Bowl: Married to the Prime Minster 1955-1997
Chatto & Windus 239699 Australia 2004 0701176768 / 9780701176761 Hardcover Very Good Condition Very Good When your husband (or wife, in Denis Thatcher's case) becomes Prime Minister, and the doors of No.10 close behind you, every aspect of life is suddenly changed. This was what Cherie Booth discovered. Intrigued, Cherie and social historian Cate Haste set out to explore the experience of previous political generations since the 1950s. Were the 'consorts' prepared for their role, or were they taken by surprise? How did they deal with life at No 10? How intrusive was the press, and how has this changed over the years? How did they find a way to live their own lives and conduct a marriage and a family life? How far did they feel caught up in the great events and crises of the day? Based on personal interviews, diaries and letters, and the accounts of surviving spouses, families, close friends and colleagues, the story begins with three Conservatives, who moved with almost hereditary ease in the circles of high politics - Clarissa Eden, Dorothy Macmillan and Elizabeth Home. Then the situation changes with the arrival of Labour governments, and we observe life as it was for Mary Wilson and Audrey Callaghan, before moving on to the contrasting experiences of Denis Thatcher - the only man ever to occupy the role - and Norma Major. Against a backdrop of dramatic events on the world stage, from the Suez crisis, the Cold War, the swinging sixties and the three-day week, through to the Thatcher years and the Gulf War, we see radical changes in social attitudes and in the media reflected in their lives. In a final chapter Cherie Booth gives her personal commentary on her predecessors' experience. Set against the background of the changing place of women in our society, this illuminating and intimate book explores the pressures and rewards of daily life in the 'goldfish bowl' of No. 10 and Chequers, and offers fascinating insights into the 'political marriage' and the changing role of the leader's spouse. 321 pages. Black and white illustrations. Quantity Available: 1. Shipped Weight: 1-2 kilos. Category: Biography; Biography & Autobiography; History::Great Britain. ISBN: 0701176768. ISBN/EAN: 9780701176761. Inventory No: 239699. Hardcover 
Price: 25.00 AUD
The Language Gap, Clifford Wilson & Donald McKeon
15 Clifford Wilson & Donald McKeon The Language Gap
Zondervan Publishing House 235640 USA 1984 0310357713 / 9780310357711 Softcover Good Condition 208 pages. Quantity Available: 1. Shipped Weight: Under 1 kilogram. Category: Language; Language & Linguistics; ISBN: 0310357713. ISBN/EAN: 9780310357711. Inventory No: 235640. Paperback 
Price: 12.00 AUD
Asia Awakes - A Continent In Transition, Dick Wilson
16 Dick Wilson Asia Awakes - A Continent In Transition
Pelican / Penguin Books 002198 England 1972 0140214755 / 9780140214758 Paperback Good No Dust Jacket 463 pages. First published by Weidenfeld and Nicolson 1970. Booksellers stamp on Author introduction page. Black pen mark on front cover. Quantity Available: 1. Shipped Weight: Under 1 kilogram. Category: World Affairs; Reference; ISBN: 0140214755. ISBN/EAN: 9780140214758. Inventory No: 002198. Paperback 
Price: 10.00 AUD
Summer School, Domenica De Rosa
17 Domenica De Rosa Summer School
Review / headline 245942 Great Britain 2008 075534622X / 9780755346226 Trade Paperback Very Good Condition Love, rivalry and writing in a Tuscan paradise. Relax. Indulge. And discover the writer within...Patricia Wilson's carefully composed ads for the writers' retreat she runs at her thirteenth-century Italian castle promise so much. But while the splendour of their surroundings and chef Aldo's melanzane never fail to wow the guests, huge maintenance bills and bad news from the bank threaten to close Patricia down. It's make or break time for the Castello. Each of her seven aspiring authors arrives with the inevitable baggage alongside their unpublished manuscripts. But this August something is different, and soon lifelong spinster Mary is riding on the back of Aldo's vespa, and smouldering odd-job man Fabio has set more than one heart racing. Even tutor Jeremy is distracted from his pursuit of the prettiest student - by another guest's writing. As temperatures rise, the writers gossip, flirt and gently polish their prose by the pool But with ghosts, scorpions and some unexpected visitors to contend with, one thing's for sure: neither the Casteloo, nor Patricia, has ever seen a summer like this. 312 pages. Quantity Available: 1. Shipped Weight: 1-2 kilos. Category: Fiction; Fiction; ISBN/EAN: 9780755346226. Inventory No: 245942. Paperback 
Price: 12.50 AUD
I Thought Of Daisy, Edmund Wilson
18 Edmund Wilson I Thought Of Daisy
W. H. Allen 232455 London Hardcover Good Condition Good The setting is Greenwich Village, New York in the mid twenties. 268 pages. Dust jacket has rubbing and small tears to edges and corners and associated wear. Dust Jacket price-clipped. Previous owners name on front endpaper. Quantity Available: 1. Shipped Weight: 1-2 kilos. Category: Fiction; Fiction; Inventory No: 232455. Hardcover 
Price: 12.50 AUD
Banyan - A Selection of Poems By Edwin Wilson, With Pencil Drawings By Elizabeth McAlpine, Edwin Wilson [Signed Edition]
19 Edwin Wilson [Signed Edition] Banyan - A Selection of Poems By Edwin Wilson, With Pencil Drawings By Elizabeth McAlpine
Woodbine Press 151344 NSW, Australia 1982 Numbered 0949557005 / 9780949557001 Softcover Very Good Very Good Elizabeth McAlpine 97 pp. Limited to 1000 copies of which this is number 20/500 and signed. Previous owners name on front blank endpaper. Illustrator: Elizabeth McAlpine. Quantity Available: 1. Shipped Weight: Under 500 grams. Category: Australian::Australian Poetry, Prose, Verse; Poetry; Signed Editions. Signed by Author. ISBN: 0949557005. ISBN/EAN: 9780949557001. Inventory No: 151344. Paperback Signed by Author
Price: 14.00 AUD
The Collected Stories of Elizabeth Bowen, Elizabeth Bowen
20 Elizabeth Bowen The Collected Stories of Elizabeth Bowen
Penguin Books 237578 Great Britain 0140062653 / 9780140062656 Softcover Good Condition With an introduction by Angus Wilson. This collection brings together seventy-nine magnificent stories written over the course of four decades. Vividly featuring scenes of bomb-scarred London during the Blitz, frustrated lovers, acutely observed children, and even vengeful ghosts, these stories reinforce Bowen's reputation as an artist whose finely chiseled narratives--rich in imagination, psychological insight, and craft--transcend their time and place. 784 pages. Pages browned. Quantity Available: 1. Shipped Weight: Under 1 kilogram. Category: Literature; Literature & Literary; ISBN: 0140062653. ISBN/EAN: 9780140062656. Inventory No: 237578. Paperback 
Price: 14.00 AUD
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