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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-gr... View more info

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Playing In The Dark

By: Siobhan Kennedy-McGuinness with Rosie Dunn

Price: $15.00

Publisher: Great Britain, Century: 2008

Seller ID: 235287

ISBN: 1846053706

Condition: Near Fine Condition


When Siobhan Kennedy-McGuinness first ventured into Eamonn Cooke's garage, to her seven-year-old eyes it was like an Aladdin's cave. Filled with broadcasting equipment it became a playground for her and her friends. And for Cooke, it became a place he could lure his unsuspecting victims. In 1977 Eamonn Cooke, Radio Dublin DJ, became a public hero for youngsters across Ireland. But there was a terrible side to this radio legend that no one could ever have imagined. His ab... 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... 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 qualit... 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 qualit... 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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Out of the Black Shadows - The Amazing Transformation of Stephen Lungu

By: Stephen Lungu with Anne Coombes

Price: $12.50

Publisher: Great Britain, Monarch Books: 2008

Seller ID: 230010

ISBN: 1854247727

Condition: Very Good Condition


Stephen Lungu was three when his mother ran away, leaving him and his younger brother and sister in the reluctant care of an aunt. By the age of eleven, Stephen had run away too, preferring life on the streets. As a teenager he was recruited into an urban gang, the Black Shadows, which robbed and mugged with a half-focused dream of revolution. When an evangelist came to town, Stephen was sent to fire bomb the event, but instead he stayed to listen. 251 pages. Quantity Av... 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 regai... 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 Availabl... 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 alway... 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... 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 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 discov... 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; B... View more info