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One-Way Ticket - Three Short Stories

By: Jennifer Bassett

Price: $7.00

Publisher: Australia, Hale & Iremonger: 1993

Seller ID: 201166

ISBN: 0868064866

Condition: Very Good Condition


40 pages. Black and white illustrations. Illustrator: Julitha Walker. Quantity Available: 1. Shipped Weight: Under 250 grams. Category: Fiction; Fiction; Autobiography. ISBN: 0868064866. ISBN/EAN: 9780868064864. Inventory No: 201166. Paperback View more info

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Bonkers My Life

By: Jennifer Saunders

Price: $8.50

Publisher: Great Britain, Penguin Books:

Seller ID: 237638

ISBN: 0241967260

Condition: Very Good Condition


Jennifer Saunders' comic creations have brought joy to millions. From Comic Strip to Comic Relief, from Bolly-swilling Edina in Ab Fab to her takes on Madonna or Mamma Mia, her characters are household names.But it's Jennifer herself who has a place in all our hearts. This is her funny, moving and frankly bonkers memoir, filled with laughter, friends and occasional heartache - but never misery.BONKERS is full of riotous adventures: accidentally enrolling on a teacher training course with a young Dawn French, bluffing her way to each BBC series, shooting Lulu, trading wild faxes with Joanna Lum... View more info

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The Woman Who Fell From The Sky: My Year of Making News in Yemen

By: Jennifer Steil

Price: $12.00

Publisher: Australia, HarperCollins: 2010

Seller ID: 245631

ISBN: 0732288207

Condition: Good Condition


In the tradition of READING LOLITA IN TEHRAN and NINE PARTS OF DESIRE, a woman finds a new life - and love - running a newspaper in Yemen, where writing about taboo subjects could cost you your life. 'Western women are treated as a third sex in Yemen. this explains why my male staff often treat me with deference. to them, I am not a woman: I am a giraffe. Something alien and unclassifiable. But were a Yemeni woman to take over the paper, the same men would quit in protest ...' At a time of escalating tensions between the Middle East and the West, it's difficult to imagine a thirty-something si... View more info

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Skating To Antarctica

By: Jenny Diski

Price: $10.00

Publisher: Great Britain, Virago: 2011

Edition: Reprint

Seller ID: 241238

ISBN: 1844081516

Condition: Near Fine Condition


This strange and brilliant book recounts Jenny Diski's journey to Antarctica last year, intercut with another journey into her own heart and soul...a book of dazzling variety, which weaves disquisitions on indolence, truth, inconsistency, ambiguousness, the elephant seal, Shackleton, boredom and over and over again memory, into a sparse narrative, caustic observation and vivid description of the natural world. 240 pages. Quantity Available: 1. Shipped Weight: Under 1 kilogram. Category: Autobiography::Memoir; Biography & Autobiography; ISBN/EAN: 9781844081516. Inventory No: 241238. Paperback View more info

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The Turning Key - Autobiography and the Subjective Impulse Since 1800

By: Jerome Hamilton Buckley

Price: $15.00

Publisher: Cambridge, England, Harvard University Press: 1984

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 145593

ISBN: 0674913302

Condition: Very Good


191 pages. A noted scholar considers here a broad range of English autobiographical writing since 1800. Jerome Hamilton Buckley discusses not only autobiographies proper but also novels and poems animated by the subjective impulse. Some fading and minor wear to dust jacket spine and edges. Quantity Available: 1. Shipped Weight: Under 1 kilogram. Category: Literature; Literature & Literary; Autobiography. ISBN: 0674913302. ISBN/EAN: 9780674913301. Inventory No: 145593. Hardcover View more info

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Jerry Hall: My Life in Pictures

By: Jerry Hall

Price: $25.00

Publisher: Quadrille Publishing: 2010

Seller ID: 237823

ISBN: 1844008800

Condition: Very Good Condition


Jerry Hall escaped from small-town Texas and was discovered on a St Tropez beach at the age of 16. Within a year she had appeared on the covers of magazines all over the world. A whirlwind life as a top model jetting from Paris to New York to London and all over the world was followed by a four-year affair with Bryan Ferry and then by 20 years married to Mick Jagger, travelling with the Rolling Stones and appearing on stage and screen. Over the years she has been photographed by all the greats and has consistently presented an impeccably glamorous image. She has also managed to maintain a priv... View more info

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High Season: A Memoir of Heroin & Hospitality

By: Jim Hearn

Price: $15.00

Publisher: Australia, Arena / Allen & Unwin: 2012

Seller ID: 240004

ISBN: 1742378412

Condition: Good Condition


High Season is the story of Jim Hearn, a working-class boy made good-and very, very bad. It's a tale about living on the edge, restaurant kitchens, drugs and addiction. And it's a story of waking up from a heroin hell to discover real love, family and success. But what happens when Jim, three young chefs and a waiter do what it takes to feed Paris Hilton and her sizeable entourage after they turn up for lunch without warning? The highs and lows of this particular day climax in an unexpected tragedy that will change Jim's life forever. Raw, unapologetic and behind-the-scenes in an utterly fasci... View more info

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Saving Baby: How One Woman's Love for a Racehorse Led her to Redempton

By: Jo Anne Normile and Lawrence Lindner

Price: $12.00

Publisher: Australia, Pan Macmillan: 2014

Seller ID: 242820

ISBN: 1743535473

Condition: Very Good Condition


Jo Anne Normile was not supposed to keep the foal, an exuberant Thoroughbred, but she fell in love with the young horse who had literally been born into her arms. The breeder finally said she could keep the colt, whom she nicknamed 'Baby' - but only if she raced him. It was difficult to take Baby away from the safety of his pasture, but Normile had made a promise. She experienced a thrill every time Baby sprinted around the track but for every Seabiscuit, there are are tens of thousands of racehorses whose lives end in pain and despair because of the indifference and corruption that run rampan... View more info

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The Station At Austin Downs

By: Jo Jackson King

Price: $14.00

Publisher: Sydney, ABC books: 2004

Seller ID: 241063

ISBN: 0733313787

Condition: Very Good Condition


When I was a little girl, my Dad would say to me: the sound of rain is the sound of grass growing, the sound of grass growing is the sound of coins clinking in the bank. So from very early, I loved the green months for the soft air and wet ground, the wild ducklings and the tadpoles in the creeks and the calling lambs in the paddocks: but I also loved them for bringing us money.When Jo Jackson King's family decide that they have to move to a remote station in West Australia to survive financially, she is at first reluctant to leave her childhood farm. But she soon discovers that her new life o... View more info

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The Centre Of The Bed

By: Joan Bakewell

Price: $20.00

Publisher: London, Hodder & Stoughton: 2003

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 238633

ISBN: 0340823100

Condition: Very Good Condition


The story of Joan Bakewell's life and times spans the Blitz in Manchester, Cambridge during the glittering era of Michael Frayn, Peter Hall, Jonathan Miller et al, London at its most exciting in the swinging sixties and the world of the media and the arts from the 60s to the present. As she reflects on the choices she has made and the influences that shaped her, she confronts painful childhood memories of her mother's behaviour and describes both her affair with Harold Pinter and her two marriages with remarkable honesty. Throughout she uses her own experience to explore the extraordinary chan... View more info

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Prologue - An Unconventional Life

By: Joan Brady

Price: $9.00

Publisher: London, Abacus: 1995

Seller ID: 238498

ISBN: 0349106657

Condition: Good Condition


Joan Brady grew up in California, the daughter of a blacklisted economics professor and his strong-willed, powerfully jealous wife. Dancing lessons took Joan away from the tensions between these two and she turned out to be extremely gifted. By the Age of 20 she was dancing with the most important company in the Western world, the New York City Ballet, then at the height of its artistic powers. At the crucial moment, Joan lost her confidence and so her chance at stardom. Dance had taught her discipline, technique and courage and now she needed these qualities to fight her mother, whose vengean... View more info

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The Flock: The Autobiography of a Multiple Personality

By: Joan Frances Casey with Lynn Wilson

Price: $8.00

Publisher: Great Britain, Abacus: 1993

Seller ID: 248246

ISBN: 0349104514

Condition: Good Condition


For almost 30 years Joan Frances Casey suffered from what has been described as a "disease of hiddenness". People called her compulsive, a workaholic, an over-achiever, and too intense. Nobody, least of all she herself, suspected that she was "housing" a flock of more than two dozen disparate personalities - all of them competing for attention, unaware of the others' existence and contributing towards her near-destruction. After the mysterious collapse of her marriage and an inexplicable flirtation with suicide, she consulted analyst Lynn Wilson, who diagnosed Multiple Personal... View more info

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Milady Vine - The Autobigraphy Of Philippe de Rothchild

By: Joan Littlewood

Price: $13.00

Publisher: London, Century: 1985

Seller ID: 224885

ISBN: 0712608052

Condition: Very Good Condition


246 pages. Illustrated with black and white photographs. Quantity Available: 1. Shipped Weight: Under 1 kilogram. Category: Autobiography; Biography & Autobiography; ISBN: 0712608052. ISBN/EAN: 9780712608053. Inventory No: 224885. Paperback View more info

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A Prima Donna's Progress: The Autobiography of Joan Sutherland

By: Joan Sutherland

Price: $20.00

Publisher: Australia, Random House: 1997

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 243069

ISBN: 0091836832

Condition: Near Fine Condition


Here Dame Joan Sutherland tells her own story, which spans 50 years of performance. She describes the glamorous lifestyle of a great performer, as well as the arduous climb to the top and hectic schedule once there that leaves little time for family or friends. 486 pages. Illustrated with black and white photographs. Quantity Available: 1. Shipped Weight: 2-3 kilos. Category: Autobiography; Biography & Autobiography; Music::Opera. ISBN: 0091836832. ISBN/EAN: 9780091836832. Inventory No: 243069. This book is extra heavy, and may involve extra shipping charges to some countries. Hardcover View more info

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The Three Of U.S.

By: Joanna Coles & Peter Godwin

Price: $15.00

Publisher: London, HarperCollins: 1999

Seller ID: 237781

ISBN: 0002571021

Condition: Very Good Condition


He's preoccupied by the lump on his elbow. She's trying to determine the accuracy of the DIY pregnancy-testing kit. In the summer of 1997, Joanna Coles and Peter Godwin set sail from Southampton for New York and a new life in America. As the quay side band played them off in the drizzle, they anticipated a life of glamorous parties, power brunches and weekend trips to the Bahamas. Coles had been posted to New York as the Guardian correspondent - but discovered that most New Yorkers mistake the paper for the in-house pamphlet published by La Guardia Airport. Peter Godwin decided to write a nove... View more info

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Joe Calzaghe - No Ordinary Joe: The Autobiography of the Greatest British Boxer of Our Time

By: Joe Calzaghe

Price: $27.50

Publisher: London, Century: 2007

Seller ID: 234943

ISBN: 1846051932

Condition: Very Good Condition


It was past three o'clock in the morning when Joe Calzaghe experienced the sweetest validation of his professional life. Victory over Jeff Lacy, a 28-year-old American compared to a young Mike Tyson because of his power and "take-no-prisoners attitude", left no one in doubt about the world super middleweight champion's talent. Hugh McIlvanney, the doyen of British sportswriters and a veteran chronicler of fights, described what he had witnessed as "one of the greatest displays of superb technique, confidence and fighting intelligence a British boxer has delivered in a major contest... View more info

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Queenan Country: A Reluctant Anglophile's Pilgrimage to the Mother Country

By: Joe Queenan

Price: $10.00

Publisher: Great Britain, Picador: 2005

Seller ID: 245589

ISBN: 033043943X

Condition: Good Condition


One semitropical Fourth of July, Joe Queenan's English wife suggested that the family might like a chicken vindaloo in lieu of the customary barbecue. It was this pitiless act of gastronomic cultural oppression, coupled with dread of the fearsome Christmas pudding that awaited him for dessert, that inspired the author to make a solitary pilgrimage to Great Britain. Freed from the obligation to visit his wife's relations, as he had done for the first twenty-six years of their marriage, Queenan decided that he would not come back from Albion until he had finally penetrated the limey heart of dar... View more info

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Storms of Silence

By: Joe Simpson

Price: $15.00

Publisher: London, Jonathan Cape: 1996

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 232598

ISBN: 0224042165

Condition: Good Condition


A moving account of the author’s maverick life as a mountaineer. Behind the tales of adventure is a brooding disquiet as he struggles to come to terms with the grinding poverty and violence lurking so close to the surface of life. Joe Simpson recalls the severe snowstorm that put an end to an attempt with four others on Gangchempo, and the infection that forced him to abandon the climb on Cho Oyu in Tibet. During that expedition he has a disturbing encounter with a party of political refugees and a 4-year-old boy fleeing across the Tibetan border. He becomes obsessed with stories of Chinese ... View more info