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The Lives and Wives of Tommy Manville

By: Anita Manville

Price: $25.00

Publisher: Great Britain, W. H. Allen: 1972

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 238057

ISBN: 0491004397

Condition: Very Good Condition


In 1911 when he was only 17, Tommy Manville married Florence. Lois became his second wife in 1925. Avonne became number three in 1930 and Marcelle number four in 1933. Bonnie, Billie and Sunny followed in 1941,1942 and 1943 and Georgina in 1945. He wed his ninth wife Anita the Author in 1952. He married twice more, Pat in 1957 and Christina in 1960. 239 pages. Dust Jacket price-clipped. Illustrated with black and white photographs. Quantity Available: 1. Shipped Weight: 1-2 kilos. Category: Biography; Biography & Autobiography; ISBN: 0491004397. ISBN/EAN: 9780491004398. Inventory No: 238057. H... View more info

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Infidelity: A Love Story

By: Ann Pearlman

Price: $13.00

Publisher: Great Britain, Sceptre: 2001

Seller ID: 238018

ISBN: 0733614205

Condition: Very Good Condition


Growing up in a family where infidelity is part of her life, Ann Pearlman grows up and writes about her own happy marriage and the joys of monogamy - until the marriage falls apart. She records the hurt, confusion, resentment, anger, and once again infidelity. The devastating effects of marital betrayal on 3 generations of women. 253 pages. Quantity Available: 1. Shipped Weight: Under 1 kilogram. Category: Biography; Biography & Autobiography; ISBN: 0733614205. ISBN/EAN: 9780733614200. Inventory No: 238018. Paperback View more info

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Ruxton: A Biography

By: Anne Blair

Price: $13.00

Publisher: Australia, Allen & Unwin: 2004

Seller ID: 237448

ISBN: 1741142229

Condition: Good Condition


Bruce Ruxton has been in the news since 1968, when he was elected Victorian state vice-president of the RSL. For 35 years, he has spoken out on compulsory national service, South Africa, Aboriginal land rights, Japanese war crimes, the use of the word Anzac' in commercial advertising, and more latterly, women in the armed forces, homosexuality in the armed forces, the Bill of Rights, the flag, Japanese investment in Australia, amalgamation of local councils, the republican debate, multiculturalism and Asian migration.Ruxton has seldom been quoted in the press without the words controversial' o... View more info

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Margot At War: Love and Betrayal in Downing Street, 1912-1916

By: Anne De Courcy

Price: $14.00

Publisher: Australia, Weidenfeld & Nicolson: 2014

Seller ID: 249246

ISBN: 0297869868

Condition: Very Good Condition


Margot Asquith was perhaps the most daring and unconventional Prime Minister's wife in British history. Known for her wit, style and habit of speaking her mind, she transformed 10 Downing Street into a glittering social and intellectual salon. Yet her last five years at Number 10 were a period of intense emotional and political turmoil in her private and public life. In 1912, when Anne de Courcy's book opens, rumblings of discontent and cries for social reform were encroaching on all sides - from suffragettes, striking workers and Irish nationalists. Against this background of a government bes... View more info

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Going Gray: What I Learned About Beauty, Sex, Work, Motherhood, Authenticity and Everything Else That Really Matters

By: Anne Kreamer

Price: $14.00

Publisher: USA, Little, Brown & Co: 2007

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 238248

ISBN: 0316166618

Condition: Very Good Condition


daughter that stopped her in her tracks. In one moment she saw herself for what she really was - a middle-aged woman with her hair dyed much too harshly. Kreamer realised that she wasn't fooling anyone about her age and decided it was time to get real. She set out for herself a program to let her hair become its true color, and to discover her true self. GOING GRAY is an exploration of that experience and a frank, warm, and funny investigation of aging. Through interviews and experiments, Kreamer probes the issues behind two of the biggest fears mature women face: Can I be sexually attractive ... View more info

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Andrew Olle 1947-1995: A Tribute

By: Annette Ollie & Paul Lyneham

Price: $15.00

Publisher: Australia, UNSW Press: 1996

Seller ID: 241921

ISBN: 0868402559

Condition: Good Condition


206 pages. Light tanning to pages. Illustrated with black and white photographs. Quantity Available: 1. Shipped Weight: Under 1 kilogram. Category: Biography; Biography & Autobiography; ISBN: 0868402559. ISBN/EAN: 9780868402550. Inventory No: 241921. Paperback View more info

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No Regrets: A Bicycle Dreaming from Belgium to Broome

By: Antoine Bloemien

Price: $17.00

Publisher: Western Australia, Hesperian Press: 2014

Seller ID: 249749

ISBN: 0859055892

Condition: Very Good Condition


Bloemen exploded in 1997, when, as magistrate in the North, he introduced innovative forms of solving social problems among Aboriginal offenders. Asking a young recidivist what he really wanted elucidated illuminating answer of, 'a bike.' The promise of a bike for 3months abstinence from court appearances changed the life of both parties 203 pages. Illustrated with black and white photographs. Quantity Available: 1. Shipped Weight: Under 1 kilogram. Category: Biography; Biography & Autobiography; ISBN/EAN: 9780859055895. Inventory No: 249749. Paperback View more info

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Love Letters - An Anthology

By: Antonia Fraser

Price: $20.00

Publisher: London, Weidenfeld & Nicolson: 2002

Seller ID: 239579

ISBN: 0297829068

Condition: Near Fine Condition


A very personal anthology, Antonia Fraser has chosen the letters for their emotional power, or state of love expressed. The categories include Passions, Ecstasies, Fears and Worries, Declarations and Farewells. The anthology includes both the obvious (Byron, Keats, Abelard and Heloise) and the anonymous (a Japanese wife whose husband is in battle, a soldier in the trenches). 247 pages. Illustrator: Robert Gibbings. Quantity Available: 1. Shipped Weight: Under 1 kilogram. Category: Biography; Biography & Autobiography; ISBN: 0297829068. ISBN/EAN: 9780297829065. Inventory No: 239579. Hardcover View more info

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Elon Musk: How The Billionaire CEO of Spacex and Tesla is Shaping Our Future

By: Ashlee Vance

Price: $14.00

Publisher: London, Virgon Books: 2015

Seller ID: 247689

ISBN: 0753555646

Condition: Near Fine Condition


South African born Elon Musk is the renowned entrepreneur and innovator behind PayPal, SpaceX, Tesla, and SolarCity. Musk wants to save our planet; he wants to send citizens into space, to form a colony on Mars; he wants to make money while doing these things; and he wants us all to know about it. He is the real-life inspiration for the Iron Man series of films starring Robert Downey Junior. The personal tale of Musk's life comes with all the trappings one associates with a great, drama-filled story. He was a freakishly bright kid who was bullied brutally at school, and abused by his father. I... View more info

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Hearts and Minds

By: Axel Madsen

Price: $12.00

Publisher: New York, Morrow Quill: 1977

Seller ID: 228520

ISBN: 0688082068

Condition: Good Condition


320 pages. Age tanning to pages. Illustrated with black and white photographs. Quantity Available: 1. Shipped Weight: 1-2 kilos. Category: Biography; Biography & Autobiography; ISBN: 0688082068. ISBN/EAN: 9780688082062. Inventory No: 228520. Paperback View more info

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Icons of the 20th Century - 200 Men and Women Who Have Made A Difference

By: Barbara Cady [Text]

Price: $35.00

Publisher: Australia, Hardie Grant Books: 1998

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 228979

ISBN: 1864980184

Condition: Near Fine Condition


A visually stunning, historically sweeping album of the century's giants - the groundbreakers, thought-provokers and style makers who have indelibly and undeniably left their mark on our time. A large format album, it features individuals chosen by a diverse and distinguished panel of international leaders in various fields. Size: Large Folio (bigger than A3). 418 pages. Quantity Available: 1. Shipped Weight: 2-3 kilos. Category: Reference; Biography & Autobiography; Biography. ISBN: 1864980184. ISBN/EAN: 9781864980189. Inventory No: 228979. This book is extra heavy, and may involve extra ship... View more info

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Growing up Italian in Australia: Eleven Young Australian Women Talk About Their Childhood

By: Barbara Walsh [Editor]

Price: $10.00

Publisher: Australia, State Library of New South Wales: 1993

Seller ID: 249214

ISBN: 0730589099

Condition: Good Condition


212 pages. Quantity Available: 1. Shipped Weight: Under 1 kilogram. Category: Biography; Biography & Autobiography; Australian. ISBN: 0730589099. ISBN/EAN: 9780730589099. Inventory No: 249214. Paperback View more info

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Heart and Soul: Personal Reflections of Life in the Police Force

By: Barry Dickens

Price: $14.00

Publisher: Hardie Grant Books: 2000

Seller ID: 245055

ISBN: 186498077X

Condition: Very Good Condition


Personal recollections of life in the police force. "The public says 'Gee, that's terrible, that's horrible. How could people do such a wicked thing?' But if it doesn't come within the ambit of their own experience, they don't comprehend the horror of a lot of this stuff. Even as police, you should never, not never, lose your ability to be appalled. Any police officer who goes through a stage where they are totally unshockable should get out." - Retired senior sergeant Colleen Woolley"We drank to get rid of it in our day, stress. Now officers prefer the gym. That's perfectly fine, ... View more info

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The Intimate Adventures Of A London Call Girl

By: Belle de Jour

Price: $10.00

Publisher: Great Britain, Phoenix: 2005

Seller ID: 238919

ISBN: 0753823209

Condition: Very Good Condition


Belle de Jour is the nom de plume of a high-class call girl working in London. This is her story.From the summer of 2003 to the autumn of 2004 Belle charted her day-to-day adventures on and off the field in a frank, funny and award-winning web diary. Now, in her Intimate Adventures, Belle elaborates on those diary entries, revealing (among other things) how she became a working girl, what it feels like to do it for money, and where to buy the best knickers for the job. From debating the literary merits of Martin Amis with naked clients to smuggling whips into luxury hotels, this is a no-holds ... View more info

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The Further Adventures Of A London Call Girl

By: Belle de Jour

Price: $12.50

Publisher: Great Britain, Phoenix: 2007

Seller ID: 244349

ISBN: 0753821605

Condition: Very Good Condition


What Belle de Jour did next... this is the sparkling, witty and titillating follow-up to the bestselling INTIMATE ADVENTURES OF A LONDON CALL GIRL. ''She lists like Hornby. She talks dirty like Amis. She has the misanthropy of Larkin and examines the finer points of sexual technique as she is adjusting the torque on a beloved but temperamental old E-type...It's hard to believe that this clever and candid new voice has no more to say. Whoever the author is, she should give up the day job. Only then will we find out what the real Belle de Jour is made of.' Independent This follow-up to the hugel... View more info

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The Sweet And Twenties

By: Beverley Nichols

Price: $25.00

Publisher: London, Weidenfeld & Nicolson: 1958

Seller ID: 244471

Condition: Good Condition


241 pages. Dust jacket has rubbing, chips and tears to edges. Quantity Available: 1. Shipped Weight: 1-2 kilos. Category: Biography; Biography & Autobiography; Inventory No: 244471. Hardcover View more info

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From Blake To Byron - 5

By: Boris Ford - Editor

Price: $7.00

Publisher: Great Britain, Pelican / Penguin Books: 1957

Seller ID: 231991

Condition: Good Condition


314 pages. Age tanning to pages. Quantity Available: 1. Shipped Weight: Under 1 kilogram. Category: Biography; Biography & Autobiography; Inventory No: 231991. Paperback View more info

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The Age Of Chaucer - 1

By: Boris Ford - Editor

Price: $7.00

Publisher: Great Britain, Pelican / Penguin Books: 1954

Seller ID: 231992

Condition: Good Condition


491 pages. Age tanning to pages. Quantity Available: 1. Shipped Weight: Under 1 kilogram. Category: Biography; Biography & Autobiography; Inventory No: 231992. Paperback View more info