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Mrs Kelly: The astonishing life of Ned Kelly's Mother

By: Grantlee Kieza

Price: $25.00

Publisher: Sydney, ABC Books: 2017

Seller ID: 249669

ISBN: 0733331572

Condition: Very Good Condition


Pictorial endpapers. While we know much about the iconic outlaw Ned Kelly, his mother Ellen Kelly has been largely overlooked by Australian writers and historians - until now, with this vivid and compelling portrait by Grantlee Kieza, one of Australia's most popular biographers. When Ned Kelly's mother, Ellen, arrived in Melbourne in 1841 aged nine, British convict ships were still dumping their unhappy cargo in what was then known as the colony of New South Wales. By the time she died aged ninety-one in 1923, having outlived seven of her twelve children, motor cars plied the highway near her ... View more info

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Walk A Crooked Mile: A Father's Journey In The Footsteps Of His Son

By: Greg Jones

Price: $14.00

Publisher: New Holland Publishers: 2000

Seller ID: 248711

ISBN: 1864366400

Condition: Very Good Condition


Written from his father's viewpoint, this is the heartrending, humorous and inspiring story of Lachlan Jones: an Australian paralympian with limited vision and cerebral palsy, who through his own tenacity, and his father's coaching has succeeded in becoming a gold medallist and world record holder in wheelchair sprinting. 286 pages. Illustrated with colour photographs. Quantity Available: 1. Shipped Weight: Under 1 kilogram. Category: Biography; Biography & Autobiography; ISBN: 1864366400. ISBN/EAN: 9781864366402. Inventory No: 248711. Paperback View more info

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Sir William Martin - The life of the first chief justice of New Zealand

By: Guy Lennard

Price: $20.00

Publisher: New Zealand, Whitcombe and Tombs: 1961

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 225168

Condition: Very Good Condition


Quantity Available: 1. Shipped Weight: Under 1 kilogram. Category: Biography; Biography & Autobiography; Inventory No: 225168. Hardcover View more info

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Savage Messiah

By: H.S. Ede

Price: $8.00

Publisher: Great Britain, Abacus: 1972

Seller ID: 225950

Condition: Good Condition


157 pages. Age tanning to pages. With black and white photographs and drawings. Film Tie-In. Quantity Available: 1. Shipped Weight: Under 250 grams. Category: Biography; Biography & Autobiography; Inventory No: 225950. Paperback View more info

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Goebbels: A Biography

By: Helmut Heiber

Price: $14.00

Publisher: New York, Da Capo: 1982

Seller ID: 244120

ISBN: 0306801876

Condition: Good Condition


Binding split at page 254.An unlikely candidate for prestige and power within the Third Reich, Joseph Goebbels remained a frustrated "artist" throughout his life. He turned to politics only as a last resort, suggests Helmut Heiber in this fascinating biography of the infamous Propaganda Minister. When Goebbels could neither publish his early novel nor secure an editorial position in one of the respected German publishing houses, he took to the speaker's stand. He was, according to the author, an excessive romantic in search of a hero and a cause until he "discovered" Adolf Hitl... View more info

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Der Fuhrer: The Life and Times of Adolf Hitler

By: Herbert Walther [Editor]

Price: $25.00

Publisher: Great Britain, Books for Pleasure: 1978

Seller ID: 243814

ISBN: 0729600947

Condition: Very Good Condition


256 pages. Fully Illustrated. Quantity Available: 1. Shipped Weight: 2-3 kilos. Category: Biography; Military & Warfare; War::World War II. ISBN: 0729600947. ISBN/EAN: 9780729600941. Inventory No: 243814. This book is extra heavy, and may involve extra shipping charges to some countries. Hardcover View more info

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Twenty-Five Thousand Sunsets - The Autobiography of Herbert Wilcox

By: Herbert Wilcox

Price: $15.00

Publisher: London, The Bodley Head: 1967

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 230683

Condition: Very Good Condition


Autobiography of producer, director, financier of British film industry 233 pages. Foxing to endpapers and page edges. Illustrated. Quantity Available: 1. Shipped Weight: 1-2 kilos. Category: Biography; Biography & Autobiography; Film. Inventory No: 230683. Hardcover View more info

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Firefighter

By: Herman Williams Jr with James Hall

Price: $20.00

Publisher: USA, Mountain Movers Press / Hay House: 2002

Seller ID: 232975

ISBN: 1588250067

Condition: Near Fine Condition


As a boy, Herman Williams, Jr., and his family fled Harlem in the middle of the night when the infamous riots erupted. But that was only the first in a number of hardships that he would have to endure throughout his extraordinary life. Growing up in Baltimore, Maryland, Williams encountered racism and ignorance on a continual basis, but it really hit home when, as one of the first black streetcar operators in the city, he was subjected to humiliating verbal and physical abuse by passengers and members of the public. A few years later, after joining the Baltimore Fire Department, Williams worke... View more info

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Flaubert and An English Governess - The Quest for Juliet Herbert

By: Hermia Oliver

Price: $50.00

Publisher: Oxford, Clarendon Press: 1980

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 230966

ISBN: 0198157649

Condition: Good Condition


This book relates the discovery of the family history of of the mysterious Julia Herbert, at one time governess of Flaubert's niece and to whom he was devoted for over two decades. Using contemporary guide books and local histories the author throws light on the places, museums and galleries visited by Flaubert, and in an appendix the choses vues are related to his writings. The book interweaves all that is known of Juliet's life with that of Flaubert and suggest why all mentions of Juliet were eliminated in previous editions of the correspondence and also why so far no letters they wrote to e... View more info

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The Serpent and the Moon : Two Rivals for the Love of a Renassaince King

By: HRH Princess Michael of Kent

Price: $14.00

Publisher: New York, Touchstone / Simon & Schuster: 2004

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 249716

ISBN: 0743251040

Condition: Very Good Condition


Henri was bartered in marriage to Catherine de Medici, an unattractive commoner and despised foreigner who stood miserable by as Henri became Dauphin and later King, all the while growing more devoted to his famously beautiful mistress. Together Henri and Diane ruled France as one, their intertwined monograms appearing on everything from official proclamations to palace doorknobs. Only Henri's accidental death at the age of forty-tow ended his love for Diane - and Catherine's all consuming envy of her rival. Princess Michael of Kent, herself a descendent of both Catherine and Diane, imbues thi... View more info

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Dennis Potter - A Biography

By: Humphrey Carpenter

Price: $12.50

Publisher: Great Britain, Faber and Faber: 1999

Seller ID: 231545

ISBN: 0571197213

Condition: Good Condition


British screenwriter and teleplaywright Dennis Potter--best known to American audiences, perhaps, for Pennies from Heaven (and even then, for the Steve Martin adaptation, though the original British miniseries starring Bob Hoskins be less well known)--was a brave man. His private life was a torture of extreme psoriasis coupled with arthritis, which turned his hands into claws and his skin into snowflakes. His public life was a constant bombardment of censorial criticism as he pushed the boundaries of television with his challenging psychosexual dramas. Yet his genius was never questioned--and ... View more info

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The Grades - The First Family Of British Entertainment

By: Hunter Davies

Price: $15.00

Publisher: Great Britain, Weidenfeld & Nicolson: 1981

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 228086

ISBN: 0297779532

Condition: Very Good Condition


Olga Winogradsky arrived in the East End of London from Russia on 1912 with her husband and two small boys. Her three sons Lew [Lord Grade], Bernard [Lord Delfont] and Leslie started at the bottom of the bill, in life and on the stage with Lew and Bernard starting as Charleston dancers. They became agents, then impresarios, finally film and TV moguls controlling vast entertainment and leisure empires, emerging as the most powerful show business family in Britain and Europe. 268 pages. Foxing to endpapers and page edges. Illustrated with black and white photographs.. Quantity Available: 1. Ship... View more info

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The Seven Ordeals of Count Cagliostro

By: Iain McCalman

Price: $18.00

Publisher: Australia, Flamingo: 2003

Seller ID: 235814

ISBN: 0732273978

Condition: Very Good Condition


Guiseppe Balsamo, the Count of Cagliostro, was an 18th-century Sicilian who became a magician, mystic, healer, Freemason, swindler, and last, but not least, a pornographer. He was so controversial, he became a central figure in Faust and the Magic Flute. This work features his story that is told through the eyes of seven of his contemporaries. 352 pages. Illustrated with black and white photographs. Quantity Available: 1. Shipped Weight: 1-2 kilos. Category: Biography; Biography & Autobiography; ISBN: 0732273978. ISBN/EAN: 9780732273972. Inventory No: 235814. Paperback View more info

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The Edwardian Lady - The Story of Edith Holden

By: Ina Taylor [Compiled]

Price: $25.00

Publisher: Great Britain, Michael Joseph / Webb & Bower: 1980

Edition: Third Impression

Seller ID: 243533

ISBN: 0718119207

Condition: Very Good Condition


A unique collection of photographs, paintings and momentoes of the Holden family which tells the story of Edith's life, and the background against which she developed her talents. Edith studied under the painter Joseph Denovan Adam in Scotland, then onto Dartmoor where she came close to the wild life and natural surrounds that played such an important part of her life and work . Finally to London where she carried on her painting and illustrating after marrying the sculptor Ernest Smith. 207 pages. Quantity Available: 1. Shipped Weight: 1-2 kilos. Category: Biography; Biography & Autobiography... View more info

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James Hudson Taylor

By: J. J. Ellis

Price: $12.00

Publisher: Great Britain, Pickering & Inglis: 1948

Edition: Reprint

Seller ID: 245479

Condition: Good Condition


96 pages. Award certificate pasted in. Quantity Available: 1. Shipped Weight: Under 1 kilogram. Category: Biography; Biography & Autobiography; Inventory No: 245479. Hardcover View more info

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Gino Watkins

By: J. M. Scott

Price: $20.00

Publisher: Great Britain, Hodder & Stoughton: 1937

Edition: Fourth Edition

Seller ID: 241282

Condition: Good Condition


352 pages. Foxing to endpapers and page edges. Dust jacket has rubbing, chips and tears to edges. Quantity Available: 1. Shipped Weight: 1-2 kilos. Category: Biography; Biography & Autobiography; Exploration. Inventory No: 241282. Hardcover View more info

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Nollekens and His Times [The Century Lives & Letters]

By: J. T. Smith

Price: $10.00

Publisher: London, Century Hutchinson: 1986

Seller ID: 249810

ISBN: 071269465X

Condition: Good Condition


344 pages. Light foxing to outer page edges. Quantity Available: 1. Shipped Weight: Under 1 kilogram. Category: Biography; Biography & Autobiography; ISBN: 071269465X. ISBN/EAN: 9780712694650. Inventory No: 249810. Paperback View more info

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Stevie: A Biography of Stevie Smith

By: Jack Barbera, Wiliam McBrien

Price: $10.00

Publisher: Great Britain, Papermac / Macmillan: 1986

Seller ID: 243078

ISBN: 0333426711

Condition: Good Condition


Stevie Smith, who died in 1971, remains one of the most fascinating and original English literary figures of this century. Her wit and eccentricity have become legend, her personal style was unique, her poems are among the oddest, funniest, and most moving in the language. Her life was so compelling that it became the subject of a play and a film, both starring Glenda Jackson. In this charming biography, Jack Barbera and William McBrien capture the essence of a remarkable woman and her impact on the literary scene. Drawing on a wealth of private and archival material, much of it previously unk... View more info