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Cockeyed - A Memoir

By: Ryan Knighton

Price: $9.00

Publisher: USA, Public Affairs: 2007

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 228728

Condition: Very Good Condition


On his 18th birthday, Ryan Knighton was diagnosed with Retinitis Pigmentosa (RP), a congenital, progressive disease marked by night-blindness, tunnel vision and, eventually, total blindness. In this penetrating, nervy memoir, which ricochets between meditation and black comedy, Knighton tells the story of his fifteen-year descent into blindness while incidentally revealing the world of the sighted in all its phenomenal peculiarity. Knighton learns to drive while unseeing; has his first significant relationship--with a deaf woman; navigates the punk rock scene and men's washrooms; learns to use... View more info

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Saeed: An Actor's Journey

By: Saeed Jaffrey

Price: $20.00

Publisher: London, Constable: 1998

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 237064

ISBN: 009476770x

Condition: Very Good Condition


The first Asian actor ever to receive the British and Canadian Academy Award nominations for acting, and the first to be awarded the OBE, Saeed Jaffrey has lead a multi-faceted life. This is his autobiography.' 290 pages. Illustrated with black and white photographs. Quantity Available: 1. Shipped Weight: 1-2 kilos. Category: Autobiography::Memoir; Biography & Autobiography; ISBN: 009476770x. ISBN/EAN: 9780094767706. Inventory No: 237064. Hardcover View more info

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The Storyteller's Daughter - Return to a Lost Homeland

By: Saira Shah

Price: $14.00

Publisher: Great Britain, Michael Joseph: 2003

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 230949

ISBN: 0718145623

Condition: Good Condition


Imagine that a jewel-like garden overlooking Kabul is your ancestral home. Imagine a kitchen made fragrant with saffron strands and cardamom pods simmering in an authentic pilau. Now remember that you were born in London, your family in exile, and that you have never seen Afghanistan in peacetime. These are but the starting points of Saira Shah’s memoir, by turns inevitably exotic and unavoidably heartbreaking, in which she explores her family’s history in and out of Afghanistan. As an accomplished journalist and documentarian–her film Beneath the Veil unflinchingly depicted for CNN view... View more info

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Holding Up The Sky: An African Life

By: Sandy Blackburn-Wright

Price: $20.00

Publisher: Australia, Pier 9: 2008

Seller ID: 242206

ISBN: 1921208236

Condition: Very Good Condition


Sandy lived and worked in South Africa between 1988 and 2003, years coinciding with some of the most tumultuous and significant events in the history of the nation, including the release of Mandela. Set against a background of profound political and social change, Sandy tells her personal story with honesty, passion, intelligence and humour. As a community development worker in the townships she witnessed the brutality of life under the apartheid regime yet at the same time she was bewitched by the uncrushable richness and vibrancy of the culture and traditions of the people, and the grandeur ... View more info

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The Strength Of Our Dreams

By: Sara Henderson

Price: $17.50

Publisher: Australia, Pan Macmillan: 1998

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 246544

ISBN: 0732909589

Condition: Very Good Condition


Sara Henderson's first book, From Strength to Strength, is firmly established as an Australian classic. The Strength of our Dreams is the long-awaited follow-up to From Strength to Strength and its equally best-selling sequel, The Strength in Us All. It continues the story of this amazing Australian, taking us through the last six years of her incredibly varied life - the special joys of being a grandmother, the frustrations of the outback farming life, and the humourous side of fame - as Sara shares both her triumphs and her tragedies. Warm, funny and down-to-earth, Sara Henderson has become ... View more info

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From Strength To Strength

By: Sara Henderson

Price: $14.00

Publisher: Australia, Pan Macmillan: 1993

Seller ID: 231858

ISBN: 0725107251

Condition: Very Good Condition


The wife of Charles Henderson III, shipping tycoon and war hero, describes how, through dedication and perseverance, she and her daughters rebuilt a business empire, starting from a remote homestead in Australia. 337 pages. Illustrated with colour and black and white photographs. Quantity Available: 1. Shipped Weight: 1-2 kilos. Category: Autobiography::Memoir; Biography & Autobiography; Australian. ISBN: 0725107251. ISBN/EAN: 9780725107253. Inventory No: 231858. Paperback View more info

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The Strength in Us All

By: Sara Henderson

Price: $17.00

Publisher: Australia, MacMillan: 1994

Edition: Reprint

Seller ID: 238188

ISBN: 0732907837

Condition: Good Condition


This sequel to "From Strength to Strength" continues the saga of Sara's life. At the end of 1992, after a very hectic year, Sara was close to breaking point. She had lost a vital court case and her outback station was under threat. This tells of her determination to pick up the pieces and carry on. 357 pages. Light tanning to page edges. Illustrated with colour photographs. Quantity Available: 1. Shipped Weight: 1-2 kilos. Category: Autobiography::Memoir; ISBN: 0732907837. ISBN/EAN: 9780732907839. Inventory No: 238188. Hardcover View more info

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From Strength To Strength

By: Sara Henderson

Price: $14.00

Publisher: Australia, Pan Macmillan: 1993

Seller ID: 245062

ISBN: 0725107251

Condition: Very Good Condition


The wife of Charles Henderson III, shipping tycoon and war hero, describes how, through dedication and perseverance, she and her daughters rebuilt a business empire, starting from a remote homestead in Australia. 337 pages. Illustrated with colour and black and white photographs. Quantity Available: 1. Shipped Weight: 1-2 kilos. Category: Autobiography::Memoir; Biography & Autobiography; Australian. ISBN: 0725107251. ISBN/EAN: 9780725107253. Inventory No: 245062. Paperback View more info

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The Strength of Our Dreams

By: Sara Henderson

Price: $15.00

Publisher: Australia, Sun / Pan Macmillan: 1998

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 247306

ISBN: 0725107634

Condition: Good Condition


The third and final book in Sara Henderson's autobiographical trilogy following on from "Strength to Strength" and "The Strength In Us All". This new book takes us through the last six years of Sara Henderson's varied and eventual life - the special joys of being a grandmother, the frustration of outback farming, and the funny side 271 pages. Light tanning to page edges. Previous owners name on front endpaper. Illustrated with colour photographs. Quantity Available: 1. Shipped Weight: 1-2 kilos. Category: Autobiography::Memoir; Biography & Autobiography; ISBN: 0725107634. ISBN/... View more info

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Allegedly

By: Sarah Monahan

Price: $12.50

Publisher: Australia, New Holland: 2016

Seller ID: 248244

ISBN: 1742576915

Condition: Very Good Condition


In Sarah Monahan's new memoir/biography she shares her very honest and raw story of bravery against a childhood of sexual harrassment at the hands of one of Australia's most respected actors. Her story was not uncommon within the industry. Sarah shares her story of growing up on TV, being sent to work to support the family and be the breadwinner, her disjointed relationship with her mother and her desire to have a normal childhood. 271 pages. Quantity Available: 1. Shipped Weight: 1-2 kilos. Category: Autobiography::Memoir; Biography & Autobiography; ISBN/EAN: 9781742576916. Inventory No: 2482... View more info

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To Jerusalem and Back - A Personal Account

By: Saul Bellow

Price: $6.00

Publisher: London, Penguin Books: 1978

Seller ID: 228731

ISBN: 0140044817

Condition: Good Condition


Nobel laureate Saul Bellow s revealing interviews and meditations, steeped in history and literature, on the unique spirit and challenges of Israel A powerful, stimulating testament, To Jerusalem and Back is a rigorous attempt to come to grips with Israel s history and future. Immersing himself in the landscape and culture of this small state in perpetual crisis, Bellow records the opinions, passions, and dreams of Israelis of varying viewpoints Yitzak Rabin, Amos Oz, the editor of the largest Arab-language newspaper in Israel, a kibbutznik escaped from the Warsaw Ghetto and adds his own refle... View more info

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Hell Bent For Leather: Confessions of a Heavy Metal Addict

By: Seb Hunter

Price: $14.00

Publisher: Great Britain, HarperPerennial: 2005

Seller ID: 235626

ISBN: 000716176X

Condition: Near Fine Condition


Seb Hunter was a Heavy Metal fan and he's not proud. This is the story of his misguided 15-year Heavy Metal mission: from the first guitar (his dad's), to the first gig (conquering Winchester with his riffs), on through groupies and girlfriends and too many drugs to a faltering career in London, where outrageous egos, artistic differences and the dreaded arrival of Grunge (and a much needed haircut) kill the Heavy Metal dream. Along the way Seb imparts the important distinctions between Thrash Metal and Glam and casts his connoisseur’s eye over the Metal guitar. You’ll learn when to play a... View more info

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Selwyn Hughes: My Story

By: Selwyn Hughes

Price: $15.00

Publisher: London, CWR: 2004

Seller ID: 237999

ISBN: 1853452963

Condition: Near Fine Condition


This is an autobiography that will be welcomed by all, not least those who have followed the founder of CWR through the pages of Every Day with Jesus. How Selwyn came to write the daily devotional is a major theme in his story. Told with refreshing candour, he traces his story from his roots in Wales a few years after the great revival there through his conversion and call to the ministry, his experiences as a pastor, itinerant evangelist and pioneer in the Christian counsellor training field. His story tells how CWR grew into a respected worldwide Christian organisation, of the struggles to t... View more info

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The Long Road To Overnight Success

By: Shane Jacobson

Price: $15.00

Publisher: Australia, ABC Books: 2013

Seller ID: 246871

ISBN: 0733330924

Condition: Very Good Condition


From the star of the film Kenny, the story of his long road to overnight success. After the film 'Kenny' catapulted him to national and international fame, actor, writer, producer Shane Jacobson was told by people that he had a talent for acting. Which was great news as he'd been on the stage since the age of ten. Working in musical theatre, stand up comedy, radio, ads, and the occasional Boy Scout review, Jacobson had been in the spotlight and behind the scenes, he had learned how to make people laugh and how to move them and he had felt the allure of the spotlight. He knew this was what he w... View more info

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Warne - My Own Story

By: Shane Warne as told to Mark ray

Price: $15.00

Publisher: Australia, Swan Publishing: 1997

Seller ID: 231771

ISBN: 1840430001

Condition: Near Fine Condition


With 356 wickets taken in 82 tests since his debut in 1991, Shane Warne is arguably the greatest spinner of all time. By the end of 1996, he had dismissed Gooch, Atherton, Stewart, and Thorpe — England's leading batsmen — six times each. In this insightful autobiography, Warne discusses his early ambitions and offers a colourful account of the various series in which he has been involved. He offers his personal views on sportsmanship and provides his thoughts on captaincy and the leg-spinners he respects most. His fascination with gambling and the conflict between his public persona and pr... View more info

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Blacktown

By: Shane Weaver

Price: $12.00

Publisher: Bantam Books: 2004

Seller ID: 237607

ISBN: 1863254617

Condition: Good Condition


Imagine a gaggle of little kids sitting down to dinner with their mother when suddenly the world goes black. You can't see a thing, but you know you must hide. Daddy's home. He's turned off the lights - and he's coming for you. 292 pages. Light tanning to page edges. Quantity Available: 1. Shipped Weight: Under 1 kilogram. Category: Autobiography::Memoir; Biography & Autobiography; ISBN: 1863254617. ISBN/EAN: 9781863254618. Inventory No: 237607. Paperback View more info

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Just Me

By: Sheila Hancock

Price: $12.50

Publisher: London, Arrow: 2008

Seller ID: 238366

ISBN: 0747598614

Condition: Good Condition


'Well now, prove it, Sheila. As John would say, "Put your money where your mouth is." Be a depressed widow boring the arse off everyone, or get on with life. Your choice.' In The Two of Us Sheila relived her life with John Thaw - years packed with love and family, delight and despair. And then she looked ahead. What next? Gardening, grannying and grumbling, while they all had their pleasures, weren't going to fill the aching void that John had left. 'Live adventurously', a Quaker advice, was hovering around her brain. Putting her and John's much loved house in France on the market she ... View more info

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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