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Learning To Fly: The Autobiorgaphy

By: Victoria Beckham

Price: $12.00

Publisher: Great Britain, Penguin Books: 2002

Seller ID: 238395

ISBN: 0141003944

Condition: Good Condition


From the time when, as an eight-year-old girl, she saw the movie Fame, Victoria wanted to be a star. There was a line from the title song that stayed with her - 'I'm gonna live forever, I'm gonna learn how to fly'. With this extraordinary book she gives us the chance to follow her on her journey from lonely teenager to international star; to fly alongside her. At heart is an uplifting story of tenderness and passion, but kidnap threats and media lies have often turned the dream into a nightmare. Incredibly frank and told with coruscating humour, Victoria's autobiography describes her extraordi... View more info

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Two Lives

By: Vikram Seth

Price: $12.00

Publisher: Great Britain, Little, Brown: 2006

Seller ID: 247304

ISBN: 0349117985

Condition: Good Condition


TWO LIVES tells the remarkable story of Seth's great uncle and aunt. His great uncle Shanti left India for medical school in Berlin in the 1930s and lodged with a German Jewish family. In the household was a daughter, Henny, who urged her mother 'not to take the blackie'. But a friendship developed and each managed to leave Germany and found their way to Britain as the Nazis rose to power. Shanti joined the army and lost his right arm at the battle of Monte Cassino, while Henny (whose family were to die in the camps) made a life for herself in her adopted country. After the war they married an... View more info

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Confessions of a Writer

By: Vincent Brome

Price: $15.00

Publisher: London, Hutchinson: 1970

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 227527

ISBN: 0091037905

Condition: Near Fine Condition


It is an audaciously frank account of the intellectual, emotional and social development of a self-educated young man, whose dedication to the writer's life carried him through appalling hazards. The theme of the book is the interminable struggle between making concessions to earning a living and maintaining literary standards. Above all the book vividly evokes what it really means to be an independent writer in this modern age. 272 pages. Dust jacket has rubbing and small tears to edges and corners and associated wear. Dust Jacket price-clipped. Previous owners name on front endpaper. Quantit... View more info

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My Picture Gallery 1886-1901

By: Viscountess Milner

Price: $30.00

Publisher: London, John Murray: 1951

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 232698

Condition: Very Good Condition


Daughter of Admiral Maxse, first married to Lord Edward Cecil. With the South African war she went out to the Cape and there met and entered into close friendship with Cecil Rhodes, Dr Jameson and others. Lord Milner, High Commissioner for South Africa and Governor General of Cape Colony. The vivid picture of the South Africa and the war is given in extracts from her letters home and her day-to-day diaries. Foxing to covers. 250 pages. Foxing to outer page edges. Dust Jacket price-clipped. Quantity Available: 1. Shipped Weight: 1-2 kilos. Category: Autobiography::Memoir; Biography & Autobiogra... View more info

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Sugar In the Blood

By: W. S. [Bill] Oliver

Price: $12.00

Publisher: Australia, Self Published: 1997

Seller ID: 248218

Condition: Very Good Condition


This autobiography is about his life in India as a small child, and his journey to Australia at the age of six. He relates his 37 years in the sugar industry, where he made many friends in and outside CSR Ltd. The book is a collection of the more light hearted memories and events in his life. 138 pages. Quantity Available: 1. Shipped Weight: Under 1 kilogram. Category: Autobiography::Memoir; Biography & Autobiography; Inventory No: 248218. Paperback View more info

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Desert Dawn

By: Waris Dirie and Jeanne D'Haem

Price: $12.00

Publisher: Australia, Virago: 2002

Seller ID: 246648

ISBN: 1860498531

Condition: Good Condition


Fashion model, UN ambassador and courageous spirit, Waris Dirie was born into a traditional family of tribal desert nomads in Somalia. She told her story - enduring, at five years old, the ancient and savage custom of female circumcision; running away at 12 on foot through the desert in order to escape an arranged marriage; being discovered by Terence Donovan as she worked as a cleaner in London; and becoming a top fashion model - in her book, Desert Flower. Although Waris Dirie fled her homeland, she never forgot the country and culture that moulded her. The world of famine and violence, wher... View more info

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Don't Die With The Music In You

By: Wayne Bennett

Price: $15.00

Publisher: Australia, ABC Books: 2002

Edition: Reprint

Seller ID: 242830

ISBN: 0733311075

Condition: Very Good Condition


Wayne Bennett's Don't Die With The Music In Youis a book full of anecdotes, inspiration and homespun philosophies that reflect Wayne Bennett's love for his family, friends and footballers, his great talent for teaching and his enormous respect for rugby league and the men who play it.He writes on everything from mateship to the business and politics of sport, from the importance of loyalty and team spirit to the value of self-confidence and being honest with yourself. From battling through testing times to what it takes to be a winner, and to be a leader. In doing so, he offers positive messag... View more info

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Crossing The Line

By: Wendell Sailor with Jimmy Thomson

Price: $25.00

Publisher: Australia, Simon & Schuster: 2013

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 231710

ISBN: 1922052361

Condition: Near Fine Condition


Superstar Brisbane Broncos and Kangaroos winger Wendell Sailor shocked everyone when he switched codes to play union in 2001. The King of the Wing, whose thunderous runs intimidated anyone in his path, surprised even himself when he was selected for the Wallabies, becoming the first Australian player raised in league to represent his country in both codes. But in 2006, it all fell apart. During a routine drug test for the Waratahs, he tested positive for cocaine and was banned from the game for two years. And those years away would prove to the toughest challenge of his life. The self-confesse... View more info

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A Goodly Heritage

By: Wilfred Kitching

Price: $15.00

Publisher: London, Salvationist Publishing: 1967

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 228605

Condition: Good Condition


General of the Salvation Army from 1954-1963 196 pages. A bit worn around the edges with a few bumps collected no doubt over the years from normal use.. Quantity Available: 1. Shipped Weight: Under 1 kilogram. Category: Autobiography; Biography & Autobiography; Inventory No: 228605. Hardcover View more info

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The End Of Your Life Bookclub

By: Will Schwalle

Price: $12.00

Publisher: Great Britain, Two Roads: 2012

Seller ID: 248382

ISBN: 1444706373

Condition: Very Good Condition


Mary Anne Schwalbe is waiting for her chemotherapy treatments when Will casually asks her what she's reading. The conversation they have grows into tradition: soon they are reading the same books so they can have something to talk about in the hospital waiting room. Their choices range from classic (Howards End) to popular (The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo), from fantastic (The Hobbit) to spiritual (Jon Kabat-Zinn), with many in between. We hear their passion for reading and their love for each other in their intimate and searching discussions. A profoundly moving testament to the power of love... View more info

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The Boy With No Shoes - A Memoir

By: William Horwood

Price: $17.00

Publisher: Great Britain, Review / Headline: 2004

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 228085

ISBN: 0755313178

Condition: Good Condition


Five-year-old Jimmy Rova is the unwanted child of a mother who rejects him, growing up among half-siblings who bully him. The one thing he can call his own is a pair of shoes, a present from the only person he feels has ever loved him. Only the arrival of his grandmother, and their move to a dilapidated house in the old fishing quarter of an east Kent coastal town - where the warm-hearted community befriends Jimmy and shows him how to love and be loved - reveals a way out. Based on his own remarkable childhood in south-east England after the Second World War and using all the skills that went ... View more info

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Worse Things Happen At Sea - Tales Of Life, Love, Family And The Everyday Beauty In Between

By: William McInnes & Sarah Watt

Price: $17.00

Publisher: Australia, Hatchette: 2011

Seller ID: 246423

ISBN: 0733628028

Condition: Very Good Condition


251 pages. Illustrated with colour photographs. Quantity Available: 1. Shipped Weight: 1-2 kilos. Category: Australian; Biography & Autobiography; Autobiography::Memoir. ISBN/EAN: 9780733628023. Inventory No: 246423. Hardcover View more info

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Hit By A Stroke - My Story Of Survival

By: William Russell Andrew

Price: $10.00

Publisher: Australia, Zeus: 2003

Seller ID: 237217

ISBN: 1920699651

Condition: Very Good Condition


Read about the onset of a stroke, the recovery and life afterwards 171 pages. Quantity Available: 1. Shipped Weight: Under 1 kilogram. Category: Autobiography::Memoir; Biography & Autobiography; ISBN: 1920699651. ISBN/EAN: 9781920699659. Inventory No: 237217. Paperback View more info

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A Little Learning - A Victorian Childhood

By: Winifred Peck

Price: $60.00

Publisher: London, Faber: 1952

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 228626

Condition: Good Condition


Lady Winifred Peck (née Knox), born 1882, was a member of a remarkable family. Her father was Edmund Arbuthnott Knox, the fourth Bishop of Manchester, and her siblings were E. V. Knox, editor of Punch magazine, Ronald Knox, theologian and writer, Dilly Knox, cryptographer, Wilfred Lawrence Knox, clergyman, and Ethel Knox. Peck’s niece was the Booker Prize-winning author Penelope Fitzgerald who wrote a biography of her father, E. V. Knox, and her uncles, entitled The Knox Brothers. She read Modern History at Lady Margaret Hall, Oxford. Her first book was a biography of Louis IX in 1909. In 1... View more info

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Message from an Unknwon Chinese Mother: Stories of Loss and Love

By: Xinran

Price: $12.00

Publisher: Great Britain, Chatto & Windus: 2010

Seller ID: 245592

ISBN: 0701184035

Condition: Good Condition


Message from an Unknown Chinese Mother is made up of the stories of Chinese mothers whose daughters have been wrenched from them, and also brings us the voices of some adoptive mothers from different parts of the world. These are stories which Xinran could not bring herself to tell previously - because they were too painful and close to home. In the footsteps of Xinran's Good Women of China, this is personal, immediate, full of harrowing, tragic detail but also uplifting, tender moments. Ten chapters, ten women and many stories of heartbreak, including her own: Xinran once again takes us right... View more info

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A Precocious Autobiography

By: Yevgeny Yevtushenko

Price: $15.00

Publisher: Great Britain, E.P. Dutton: 1963

Seller ID: 243480

Condition: Good Condition


126 pages. Previous owners name to top of title page. Quantity Available: 1. Shipped Weight: Under 1 kilogram. Category: Autobiography::Memoir; Biography & Autobiography; Inventory No: 243480. Hardcover View more info