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Patrick White: A Life

By: David Marr

Price: $14.00

Publisher: Australia, Vintage: 1992

Seller ID: 242935

ISBN: 0091827221

Condition: Very Good Condition


I think this book should be called The Monster of All Time. But I am a monster . . .' Patrick White Patrick White, winner of the Nobel Prize and author of more than a dozen novels and plays - including Voss, The Vivisector and The Twyborn Affair - lived an extraordinary life. David Marr's brilliant biography draws not only on a wide range of original research but also on the single most difficult and important source of all- the man himself. In the weeks before his death, White read the final manuscript, which for richness of detail, authority and balance is stunning. Throughout his exciting n... View more info

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Claude Levi-Strauss - The Bearer of Ashes

By: David Pace

Price: $25.00

Publisher: USA, Routledge: 1983

Seller ID: 225888

ISBN: 0710092970

Condition: Very Good Condition


Levi-Strauss is one of the intellectual giants of the twentieth century yet he is a very private and isolated figure, who has been reticent about himself. This book, first published in 1983,provides a fascinating insight into his character through a careful reading of the more speculative passages of his books and interviews. His personal existential and psychological orientation is explored through a structural analysis of Tristes Tropiques, his most personal book, and his writings on art, nature and civilization and through a consideration of his debt to Rousseau. Dr Pace examines in depth L... View more info

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Jim: The Life of E. W. Swanton

By: David Rayvern Allen

Price: $25.00

Publisher: London, Aurum: 2005

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 245354

ISBN: 1854109006

Condition: Very Good Condition


The death of E.W. Swanton in January 2000, at the age of 92, brought to an end a remarkable life that spanned, and in many ways summed up, almost the whole of the 20th century. He was best known as the doyen of cricket correspondents, reporting for the Daily Telegraph, editing "The Cricketer" magazine, summarising the day's play for "Test Match Special" in his mellifluous baritone, and publishing over 20 books. But there was much more to him. Captured in the fall of Singapore, he spent several years as a prisoner of the Japanese on the notorious Burma-Siam railway - a savage ex... View more info

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The Magnificent Mrs Tennant: The Adventurous Life of Gertrude Tennant, Victorian Grande Dame

By: David Waller

Price: $14.00

Publisher: USA, Yale University Press: 2009

Seller ID: 249624

ISBN: 0300139357

Condition: Very Good Condition


Gertrude Tennant's life was remarkable for its length (1819--1918), but even more so for the influence she achieved as an unsurpassed London hostess. The salon she established when widowed in her early fifties attracted legions of celebrities, among them William Gladstone and Benjamin Disraeli, Oscar Wilde, Mark Twain, Thomas Huxley, John Everett Millais, Henry James, and Robert Browning. In her youth she had a fling with Gustave Flaubert, and in her later years she became the redoubtable mother-in-law to the explorer Henry Morton Stanley. But as a woman in a male-dominated world, Mrs. Tennant... View more info

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Seeing The Blossom: Two Interviews and a Lecture

By: Dennis Potter

Price: $8.00

Publisher: Great Britain, Faber and Faber: 1994

Seller ID: 232449

ISBN: 0571174361

Condition: Very Good Condition


OIntroduction by Melvyn Bragg. n April 5, 1994, Dennis Potter was interviewed by Melvyn Bragg on Channel 4 Television. It was a broadcast of great poignancy and power: Dennis Potter knew he had only a few weeks to live. Their conversation records Potter's honest dissection of his life and work. Frank, amusing and moving, this inspirational and unique testament is one of the defining moments of television history. 76 pages. Quantity Available: 1. Shipped Weight: Under 500 grams. Category: Biography; Biography & Autobiography; ISBN: 0571174361. ISBN/EAN: 9780571174362. Inventory No: 232449. Pape... View more info

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Rommel: The Desert Fox

By: Desmond Young

Price: $8.00

Publisher: Great Britain, Fontana / Collins: 1972

Seller ID: 249168

Condition: Good Condition


Early in 1941, the famed British Eighth Army was on the route to victory in North Africa. Just a few months later, this same army was on the verge of total defeat, as the Germans had won victory after victory and were threatening to overrun Egypt and the Middle East. Here is the classic biography of the man who masterminded this great turnabout, Field Marshal Erwin Rommel, commander of the German Afrika Korps. The man who burned Hitler's order to execute British raiders and who gave Allied prisoners the same food and medical treatment as his German troops. The tough general who personally cond... View more info

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E.H. The Life Story of E. H. Wadewitz

By: Don H. Black

Price: $45.00

Publisher: USA, Private Publication:

Seller ID: 139294

Condition: Good Condition


138 pp Illustrated. 1878-1955. Cream cloth - gilt lettering - discoloured. Spine edge has a tear to top edge and some splitting to edges. Quantity Available: 1. Shipped Weight: 1-2 kilos. Category: Biography; Biography & Autobiography; Inventory No: 139294. Hardcover View more info

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90 Minutes in Heaven: A True Story of Death & Life

By: Don Piper with Cecil Murphey

Price: $14.00

Publisher: USA, Revell: 2015

Seller ID: 247243

ISBN: 0800726804

Condition: Near Fine Condition


The mega bestselling book that started the heaven publishing phenomenon is now a major motion picture starring Hayden Christensen and Kate Bosworth and produced by Michael Polish. Don Piper's incredible true story continues to expand its reach to more people than ever before. After a semi-truck collided with Don Piper's car, he was pronounced dead at the scene. For the next ninety minutes, he experienced the glories of heaven. Back on earth, a passing minister felt led to stop and pray for the accident victim even though he was told Piper was dead. Miraculously, Piper came back to life, and th... View more info

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Tom Mann and His Times - Volume One: 1856 - 1890

By: Dona Torr

Price: $20.00

Publisher: London, Lawrence & Wisehart: 1956

Seller ID: 225345

Condition: Very Good Condition


355 pages. Very light tanning to page edges . Dust jacket has protective non adhesive covering. Quantity Available: 1. Shipped Weight: Under 1 kilogram. Category: Biography; Biography & Autobiography; Inventory No: 225345. Hardcover View more info

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Rebel: The Life and Legend of James Dean

By: Donald Spato

Price: $10.00

Publisher: HarperCollins: 1997

Seller ID: 248645

ISBN: 0006387586

Condition: Very Good Condition


Using family, civic, historic, studio and public archives, this biography traces James Dean's life, from the bespectacled farmboy from rural Indiana to one of the world's most sensational and short-lived screen icons. 306 pages. Light tanning to pages. Illustrated with black and white photographs. Quantity Available: 1. Shipped Weight: Under 1 kilogram. Category: Biography; Biography & Autobiography; ISBN: 0006387586. ISBN/EAN: 9780006387589. Inventory No: 248645. Paperback View more info

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Laurence Olivier: A Biography

By: Donald Spotto

Price: $17.00

Publisher: Great Britain, HarperCollins: 1991

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 242803

ISBN: 0002158574

Condition: Near Fine Condition


A biography of Laurence Olivier. As well as covering his extremely successful film career, this book also provides insights into his stormy marriage to Vivien Leigh, and his lifelong friendship and rivalry with John Gielgud and Ralph Richardson. 387 pages. Quantity Available: 1. Shipped Weight: 1-2 kilos. Category: Biography; Biography & Autobiography; ISBN: 0002158574. ISBN/EAN: 9780002158572. Inventory No: 242803. Hardcover View more info

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Freshwater to Broughton Creek

By: Dorothy C. Waddell

Price: $14.00

Publisher: NSW, Australia, DNG Publishers: 1995

Seller ID: 235430

ISBN: 0646230212

Condition: Very Good Condition


This book explores the lives of a love affair between scottish lad and a colonial girl in the south coast town of Berry, NSW in 1884. Her move to Manly and their prolific correspondence means that their story is interwoven with the people and history of both Manly and Berry. 291 pages. Inscription to previous owner on front endpaper. Quantity Available: 1. Shipped Weight: Under 1 kilogram. Category: Biography; Biography & Autobiography; Australian::Australian History. ISBN: 0646230212. ISBN/EAN: 9780646230214. Inventory No: 235430. Paperback View more info

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The Hospital By The River

By: Dr Catherine Hamlin

Price: $12.00

Publisher: Australia, Pan Macmillan: 2007

Seller ID: 234792

ISBN: 073291082X

Condition: Very Good Condition


Australian gynaecologists Catherine and Reg Hamlin arrived in Addis Ababa in 1959 to establish a midwifery school. Over 30 years later, Catherine is still there, running one of the world's most outstanding medical programs. Through this work thousands of Ethiopian women have returned to a normal existence after living as outcasts, often for more than half their lives. These women endured obstructed labours. As a result of obstructed labour not only does the baby die, but the woman's bladder, vagina or rectum is torn. These tears are called fistulas, and the result is a constant leaking from ei... View more info

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The Hospital By The River

By: Dr Catherine Hamlin with John Little

Price: $12.00

Publisher: Australia, Pan Macmillan: 2007

Seller ID: 245159

ISBN: 073291082X

Condition: Very Good Condition


Australian gynaecologists Catherine and Reg Hamlin arrived in Addis Ababa in 1959 to establish a midwifery school. Over 30 years later, Catherine is still there, running one of the world's most outstanding medical programs. Through this work thousands of Ethiopian women have returned to a normal existence after living as outcasts, often for more than half their lives. These women endured obstructed labours. As a result of obstructed labour not only does the baby die, but the woman's bladder, vagina or rectum is torn. These tears are called fistulas, and the result is a constant leaking from ei... View more info

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Jonny - The Unofficial and Unauthorised Biography of Jonny Wilkinson

By: Duane Harewood

Price: $8.50

Publisher: London, Candour Limited: 2004

Seller ID: 231761

ISBN: 1904756042

Condition: Good Condition


191 pages. Light tanning to pages. Illustrated with colour photographs. Quantity Available: 1. Shipped Weight: Under 500 grams. Category: Biography; Biography & Autobiography; ISBN: 1904756042. ISBN/EAN: 9781904756040. Inventory No: 231761. Paperback View more info

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Haldane of Cloan - His Life and Times 1856-1928

By: Dudley Sommer

Price: $15.00

Publisher: London, George Allen & Unwin: 1960

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 227512

Condition: Good Condition


Green cloth faded at edges and spine. 448 pages. Item Type: Ex-Library. Only a few library stamps/markings. Illustrated with black and white photographs. Quantity Available: 1. Shipped Weight: 1-2 kilos. Category: Biography; Biography & Autobiography; Inventory No: 227512. Hardcover View more info

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Florence Farr, Bernard Shaw and W.B. Yeats - Letters

By: Edited by Clifford Bax

Price: $12.00

Publisher: London, Home & Van Thal: 1946

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 225839

Condition: Good Condition


67 pages. A bit worn around the edges with a few bumps collected no doubt over the years from normal use.. Previous owners details on small sticker on introduction page. Quantity Available: 1. Shipped Weight: Under 500 grams. Category: Biography; Biography & Autobiography; Inventory No: 225839. Hardcover View more info

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The Hare With The Amber Eyes - A Hidden Inheritance

By: Edmund De Waal

Price: $8.00

Publisher: Great Britain, Picador: 2011

Seller ID: 241645

ISBN: 0099539551

Condition: Very Good Condition


Edmund de Waal is a world-famous ceramicist. Having spent thirty years making beautiful pots--which are then sold, collected, and handed on--he has a particular sense of the secret lives of objects. When he inherited a collection of 264 tiny Japanese wood and ivory carvings, called netsuke, he wanted to know who had touched and held them, and how the collection had managed to survive. And so begins this extraordinarily moving memoir and detective story as de Waal discovers both the story of the netsuke and of his family, the Ephrussis, over five generations. A nineteenth-century banking dynast... View more info