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The Two of Us - My Life with John Thaw

By: Sheila Hancock

Price: $14.00

Publisher: Great Britain, Bloomsbury: 2005

Seller ID: 246745

ISBN: 0747577099

Condition: Very Good Condition


When John Thaw, star of The Sweeney and Inspector Morse, died from cancer in 2002, a nation lost one of its finest actors and Sheila Hancock lost a beloved husband. In this unique double biography she chronicles their lives - personal and professional, together and apart. John Thaw was born in Manchester, the son of a lorry driver. When he arrived at RADA on a scholarship he felt an outsider. In fact his timing was perfect: it was the sixties and television was beginning to make its mark. With his roles in Z-Cars and The Sweeney, fame came quickly. But it was John's role as Morse that made him... View more info

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Iran Awakening: From Prison to Peace Prize: One Woman's Struggle At The Crossroads of History

By: Shirin Ebadi

Price: $12.00

Publisher: Australia, Rider: 2006

Seller ID: 245050

ISBN: 1846040140

Condition: Very Good Condition


In this remarkable book, Shirin Ebadi, Iranian human rights lawyer and activist, and Nobel Peace Prize laureate, tells her extraordinary life story. Dr Ebadi is a tireless voice for reform in her native Iran, where she argues for a new interpretation of Sharia law in harmony with vital human rights such as democracy, equality before the law, religious freedom and freedom of speech. She is known for defending dissident figures, and for the establishment of a number of non-profit grassroots organisations dedicated to human rights. In 2003 she became the first Muslim woman, and the first Iranian,... View more info

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Dancing In The Light

By: Shirley Maclaine

Price: $7.00

Publisher: Great Britain, Bantam Books: 1987

Seller ID: 237432

ISBN: 0553172395

Condition: Good Condition


Now, at a turning point in her life, comes her most revealing and exciting book yet. Outspoken, controversial, talented, and perceptive Shirley MacLaine now takes us on an intimate and fascinating personal odyssey. In 1984 she won an Oscar, starred on Broadway, wrote the best-selling Out on a Limb -- and turned fifty years old. At this special time, in this special year, she was now ready to resume the spiritual journey she had begun in her early forties. In Dancing in the Light, Shirley MacLaine bares her innermost self and explores the lives, both past and present, which touched and affected... View more info

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Out On A Leash: Exploring the Nature of Reality and Love

By: Shirley MacLaine

Price: $14.00

Publisher: USA, Atria Books: 2003

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 245682

ISBN: 0743485068

Condition: Very Good Condition


Shirley MacLaine has found a perfect love in the furry bundle of irresistible canine charms that is Terry. With her winning terrier ways and an endless wellspring of love with no strings attached, Terry has succeeded in doing what no one before her ever has: slowing Shirley's peripatetic travels, shifting the actress/author's global axis to hearth and home. Now there are few greater pleasures for Shirley than being with Terry on her ranch or on a New York street, romping on the beach together, or sharing a long plane ride to a new location for making a film. With Terry by her side, Shirley see... View more info

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Life Beyond Measure - Letters to My Great-Granddaughter

By: Sidney Poitier

Price: $12.50

Publisher: Australia, Simon & Schuster: 2008

Seller ID: 248314

ISBN: 1847373844

Condition: Good Condition


285 pages. B/w photos.Written in the form of extended letters to his new great-granddaughter and namesake (Sydney Ayele LaBarrie), in Life Beyond Measure Sidney Poitier offers perspective and wisdom gained from his own remarkable life - growing up in the Bahamas; breaking the race barrier in theatre and film during the Civil Rights Era and achieving stardom and success, both in Hollywood and as a diplomat and humanitarian. In his role as father, grandfather, and great-grandfather, he shares personal stories for those important passages through life: first day of school as well as graduation, l... View more info

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Force of Circumstance

By: Simone De Beauvoir

Price: $10.00

Publisher: Great Britain, Penguin Books: 1985

Edition: Reprint

Seller ID: 249630

ISBN: 0140027726

Condition: Good Condition


Third volume of her autobiography; covers the period from the liberation of Paris in 1944 to the present, her years with Jean-Paul Sartre and of her great literary achievements . Translated from the French by Richard Howard. 685 pages. Tanning to pages. Quantity Available: 1. Shipped Weight: 1-2 kilos. Category: Autobiography; Biography & Autobiography; ISBN: 0140027726. ISBN/EAN: 9780140027723. Inventory No: 249630. Paperback View more info

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The Story of a Labrador Doctor

By: Sir Wilfred Grenfell

Price: $50.00

Publisher: Great Britain, Hodder & Stoughton:

Inscription: Signed by Author

Seller ID: 244839

Condition: Good Condition


Undated. Blue cloth wit black lettering. Bumped at edges and corners. Previous owners name on rear endpaper. 300 pages. Spine slightly slanted. Foxing to endpapers and page edges. Illustrated with black and white photograph. Abridged Edition. Quantity Available: 1. Shipped Weight: 1-2 kilos. Category: Autobiography; Biography & Autobiography; Signed by Author. Inventory No: 244839. Hardcover View more info

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Burned Alive

By: Souad

Price: $9.00

Publisher: Australia, Bantam Books: 2005

Seller ID: 239505

ISBN: 0553816306

Condition: Good Condition


When Souad was seventeen she fell in love. In her village, as in so many others, sex before marriage was considered a grave dishonour to one's family and was punishable by death. This was her crime. Her brother-in-law was given the task of arranging her punishment. One morning while Souad was washing the family's clothes, he crept up on her, poured petrol over her and set her alight. In the eyes of their community he was a hero. An execution for a 'crime of honour' was a respectable duty unlikely to bring about condemnation from others. It certainly would not have provoked calls for his prosec... View more info

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Quest for the Best

By: Stanley Marcus

Price: $14.00

Publisher: New York, The Viking Press: 1979

Edition: Fourth Printing

Seller ID: 234462

ISBN: 0670584703

Condition: Very Good Condition


Who better to know what is "the best" than the man who made Neiman Marcus synonymous with excellence for more than fifty years? The sequel to Minding the Store, Quest for the Best outlines Marcus's philosophy of what constitutes the best in goods and services and how to receive it. Marcus describes how increased labor costs and the disappearance of family-owned businesses into the pockets of corporate giants have led to an institutionalized indifference to quality. "I have observed," he writes, "that when you talk with an independent fine-quality maker, he speaks with pride... View more info

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Quest for the Best

By: Stanley Marcus

Price: $15.00

Publisher: New York, The Viking Press: 1979

Edition: Fourth Printing

Seller ID: 235259

ISBN: 0670584703

Condition: Very Good Condition


Who better to know what is "the best" than the man who made Neiman Marcus synonymous with excellence for more than fifty years? The sequel to Minding the Store, Quest for the Best outlines Marcus's philosophy of what constitutes the best in goods and services and how to receive it. Marcus describes how increased labor costs and the disappearance of family-owned businesses into the pockets of corporate giants have led to an institutionalized indifference to quality. "I have observed," he writes, "that when you talk with an independent fine-quality maker, he speaks with pride... View more info

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The Meaning Of Luck

By: Steve Waugh

Price: $20.00

Publisher: Australia, SWB: 2013

Seller ID: 239155

ISBN: 0987564102

Condition: Near Fine Condition


In The Meaning of Luck, former Australian cricket captain and 2004 Australian of the Year Steve Waugh explores the concept of luck, based on his experiences in the worlds of sport, business and charity. Steve begins by recalling the potentially devastating event that rocked his life in 2006, when his wife Lynette suffered a life - threatening brain bleed. Today, Lynette describes her illness as a 'stroke of luck', which she can do only because she fought so hard to regain her health and strength. She is lucky, but only because she chose to be. Lynette is the first of a number of characters in ... View more info

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Never Satisfied

By: Steve Waugh

Price: $20.00

Publisher: Australia, HarperCollins: 2000

Seller ID: 240029

ISBN: 0732264367

Condition: Very Good Condition


256 pages. Illustrated with colour and black and white photographs. Quantity Available: 1. Shipped Weight: Under 1 kilogram. Category: Autobiography::Memoir; Biography & Autobiography; ISBN: 0732264367. ISBN/EAN: 9780732264369. Inventory No: 240029. Paperback View more info

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Autobiography of Storm Jameson: Journey from the North Vol. 2

By: Storm Jameson

Price: $10.00

Publisher: Great Britain, Virago: 1984

Seller ID: 227675

ISBN: 0860685063

Condition: Good Condition


The second volume in Storm Jamesons autobiography starts on the eve of the Second World War, and encompasses Jamesons involvement as the first female president of PEN, where she met all of the writers and artists of her day, and was pivotal in helping refugee families get to Britain. Published by PFD, jacket design by Jason Jermaine Morgan. 384 pages. Tanning to pages. Previous owners name on front endpaper. Illustrated with black and white photographs. Quantity Available: 1. Shipped Weight: Under 500 grams. Category: Autobiography; Biography & Autobiography; ISBN: 0860685063. ISBN/EAN: 978086... View more info

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Unfinished Business

By: Tadhg Kennelly

Price: $12.00

Publisher: Australia, Mercier: 2009

Seller ID: 238340

ISBN: 1856356396

Condition: Very Good Condition


This is the story of Ireland's most successful Australian Rules footballer. Born in Listowel, County Kerry, Tadhg Kennelly is the son of a Kerry football star and grew up playing GAA both for local and county teams. Having played at inter-county level for Kerry from an early age, in 1999 he made the momentous decision to move to Australia to play Aussie Rules football. He debuted for the Sydney Swans in 2001 and went on to become one of their star players. In 2005 he won an AFL Premiership medal with the Swans, the first Irishman to do so. He was plagued with injury throughout his final season... View more info

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The Exotic Rissole

By: Tanveer Ahmed

Price: $14.00

Publisher: Australia, Newsouth: 2011

Seller ID: 245011

ISBN: 1742232558

Condition: Very Good Condition


'I put some rissoles in sandwiches for you two. Dig in.' Lynchy grabbed two and handed me one. We bit into them while sipping our SodaStream-manufactured soft drink. A rush came over me as I tasted the spice-free rissole bursting across my taste buds. It was worth the wait. Can life be too spicy? Suffering from an overload of turmeric and the complexities of growing up in an immigrant Bangladeshi family in Sydney's west, eleven-year-old Tanveer Ahmed thinks it probably can. And so begins an unpredictable, and very entertaining, double life - sampling the delights of Aussie cuisine, joining a c... View more info

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Evening All - 50 Years Over a Hot typewriter

By: Ted Willis

Price: $14.00

Publisher: London, MacMillan: 1991

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 229219

ISBN: 0333546865

Condition: Very Good Condition


Autobiography of the author who created the legendary Dixon of Dock Green, wrote the TV play Woman in a Dressing Gown, and produced so many books and scripts over more than 50 years in the business. 244 pages. Quantity Available: 1. Shipped Weight: 1-2 kilos. Category: Autobiography::Memoir; Biography & Autobiography; ISBN: 0333546865. ISBN/EAN: 9780333546864. Inventory No: 229219. Hardcover View more info

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Thinking in Pictures and Other Reports from My Life With Autism

By: Temple Grandin

Price: $14.00

Publisher: Vintage Books: 1996

Seller ID: 247749

ISBN: 0679772898

Condition: Very Good Condition


Here, in Temple Grandin's own words, is the story of what it is like to live with autism, to be among the few people who have broken through many of the neurological impairments associated with autism. Throughout her life, she has developed unique coping strategies, including her famous "squeeze machine," which she modeled after seeing the calming effect of squeeze chutes on cattle. She describes her painful isolation growing up "different" and her discovery of visual symbols to interpret the "ways of the natives." Thinking in Pictures also gives information from the fr... View more info

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Green Kiwi

By: Temple Sutherland

Price: $17.50

Publisher: London, Michael Joseph: 1956

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 229298

Condition: Good Condition


Mr Sutherland was born in Dundee, his heart became set on an open air life in particular New Zealand. He arrived with little farming experience and had to learn the hard way. Dust jacket has some light rubbing and small tears to edges with a small piece missing at top of spine edge. 240 pages. Age tanning to pages. Dust Jacket price-clipped. Top corner of front endpaper has been removed. Quantity Available: 1. Shipped Weight: 1-2 kilos. Category: Autobiography::Memoir; Biography & Autobiography; Inventory No: 229298. Hardcover View more info