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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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You Can Get There From Here

By: Shirley MacLaine

Price: $12.50

Publisher: Great Britain, The Bodley Head: 1975

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 245152

ISBN: 037010384X

Condition: Good Condition


Immensely gifted with intelligence, curiosity, sensitivity, warmth, and a profound openness to people and places outside her own experience, Shirley MacLaine beings a very special quality of mind and heart to her acting, to her writing, to her travels. You Can Get There From Here is a remarkable memoir--the exciting and revealing journey of a woman who rediscovers the world an herself. From an ill-fated television series in the early 1970's that goes against everything she believes in...to her impassioned efforts on behalf of a major presidential candidate...to her emergence as an important vo... View more info

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The Measure of a Man: A Memoir

By: Sidney Poitier

Price: $12.00

Publisher: Pocket Books: 2001

Seller ID: 237629

ISBN: 074340386X

Condition: Very Good Condition


In this beautifully written, candid memoir, legendary actor Sidney Poitier reveals the spiritual depth, passion and intellectual fervour that has driven his remarkable life. Poitier credits his childhood of poverty on idyllic Cat Island in the Bahamas for equipping him with the unflinching sense of self-worth, family values and simple ethics that he has never since surrendered and that have dramatically shaped his world.Just a few years after his introduction to indoor plumbing and the automobile, Poitier broke countless barriers to launch a pioneering career portraying important, dignified ch... View more info

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The Measure Of A Man

By: Sidney Poitier

Price: $12.50

Publisher: London, Simon & Schuster: 2000

Seller ID: 238005

ISBN: 1921470054

Condition: Very Good Condition


Explores the elements of his character and his personal values to take his own measure, as a man, as a husband and a father, and as an actor. 255 pages. Illustrated with black and white photographs. Quantity Available: 1. Shipped Weight: Under 1 kilogram. Category: Autobiography::Memoir; Biography & Autobiography; ISBN/EAN: 9781921470059. Inventory No: 238005. Paperback 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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Polly and Freddie - The Autobiography of Sir Frederick Keeble

By: Sir F. W. Keeble

Price: $20.00

Publisher: London, William Heinemann: 1936

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 225049

Condition: Good Condition


Sir Frederick's name is well known to botanists and gardeners all over he world. At one time a director of R.H.S. gardens at Wisley, and editor of Gardeners; Chronicle. A lifetime of research he writes of the things he knows and loves. 276 pages. Age tanning to pages. Previous owners name on front endpaper. Quantity Available: 1. Shipped Weight: 1-2 kilos. Category: Autobiography; Biography & Autobiography; Inventory No: 225049. Hardcover 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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Doctor Sahib

By: Stephen Kerry

Price: $20.00

Publisher: London, Cassell: 1967

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 224870

Condition: Good Condition


Stephen Kerry is the non-de-plume of a doctor now living in Surrey, amid green downland far removed from the harsh forcing heat of an India where a younger Dr. Kerry, newly qualified from London's St. Thomas's Hospital and burning with idealism, joined the Indian Medical Service as a military surgeon. 204 pages. Dust Jacket price-clipped. Quantity Available: 1. Shipped Weight: 1-2 kilos. Category: Autobiography; Biography & Autobiography; Inventory No: 224870. Hardcover 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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Susan Boyle, My Story: The Woman I Was Born To be

By: Susan Boyle

Price: $14.00

Publisher: Australia, Bantam Books: 2010

Seller ID: 237495

ISBN: 0593066952

Condition: Very Good Condition


One year ago, a modest middle-aged woman from a village in Scotland was catapulted to global fame when the YouTube video of her audition for "Britain's Got Talent" touched the hearts of millions all over the world. From singing karaoke in local pubs to live performance with an eighty-piece orchestra in Japan's legendary Budokan Arena and a record-breaking debut album, Susan Boyle has become an international superstar. This astonishing transformation has not always been easy for Susan, faced with all the trappings of celebrity, but in the whirlwind of attention and expectation, she has ... 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