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The Rites of Autumn

By: Dan O'Brien

Price: $15.00

Publisher: London, Flamingo: 1990

Seller ID: 225348

ISBN: 0006543391

Condition: Very Good Condition


The author's account of a 2000-mile journey from the Canadian border to the Mexican Gulf, with a young peregrine falcon he rescued from the wild. His purpose was to teach her to survive on her own. It is the story of one man's personal quest, searching for a balance between the wild and domesticity. Dan O'Brien has also written a novel, "Spirit of the Hills" and a collection of short stories, "Eminent Domain". He won the University of Iowa Short Fiction Award in 1986. 192 pages. Quantity Available: 1. Shipped Weight: Under 1 kilogram. Category: Autobiography::Memoir; Biography ... View more info

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Life on Air

By: David Attenborough

Price: $12.50

Publisher: Great Britain, BBC: 2003

Seller ID: 245156

ISBN: 0563487801

Condition: Good Condition


Sir David Attenborough is Britain's best-known natural history film-maker. His career as a naturalist and broadcaster has spanned nearly five decades and there are very few places on the globe that he has not visited. In this volume of memoirs David tells stories of the people and animals he has met and the places that he has visited. Sir David's first job - after Cambridge University and two years in the Royal Navy - was at the London publishing house Hodder & Stoughton. Then in 1952 he joined the BBC as a trainee producer and it was while working on the "Zoo Quest" series (1954-64) t... View more info

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Two Worlds: An Edinburgh Jewish Childhood; Promised Lands: A Portrait of My Father

By: David Daiches

Price: $7.00

Publisher: Great Britain, Canongate Classics: 1987

Seller ID: 247699

ISBN: 086241704X

Condition: Good Condition


Covering his childhood and student years, David Daiches recalls a unique period between the two world wars. There was something special about the Scottish-Jewish interchange in those years. Daiches was one of the sons of Edinburgh's Chief Rabbi. In their home, a quiet dark hub of foreign faith, memories of light and fesitivity predominate. Illustrious visitors from every corner of the globe would call on the distinguished Rabbi and the sons of the house would argue cheerfully with these itinerant scholars and diplomats. School was Scottish Presbyterian, with its characteristic smells of wood, ... View more info

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Metamorphosis - Stages In A Life

By: David Suzuki

Price: $12.00

Publisher: Australia, A&U: 1988

Seller ID: 241317

ISBN: 0043510744

Condition: Good Condition


From Naked Ape to Super Species takes an unflinching look at where we are at this unprecedented moment in history. Suzuki and Dressel reveal that a clear and present environmental danger is staring us in the face, a danger that is screened out by perceptual filters formed by our current values and beliefs. And should the truth get through to us, we experience a paralysis in the face of adversity that is fueled by a sense of impotence and by the psychological and institutional barriers that stymie us.But there is good news. Experts maintain we still have time to avoid this breakdown if we slow ... View more info

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Botchki - When Doomsday Was Still Tomorrow

By: David Zagier

Price: $18.00

Publisher: New York, George Braziller: 2001

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 231219

ISBN: 0807614963

Condition: Fine Condition


With the humor and clearsightedness of one who loved the shtetl, but who worked hard to escape from it, Zagier records the rhythms and texture of everyday life in Botchki, a small town northeast of Warsaw, from the early years of the century until 1927. The author glories in the details of growing up and explores every irony, every twist of fate, every historical fact, as history rushed past this shtetl, sometimes affecting it, sometimes just passing it by. Life was ruled by religion, and he recounts his growing rebelliousness against God, who gives his life meaning and yet allows so much suff... View more info

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Dear Fatty

By: Dawn French

Price: $15.00

Publisher: Australia, Century: 2008

Seller ID: 238664

Condition: Very Good Condition


One of the greatest comedy actresses of our time, Dawn French has a career that has spanned nearly three decades, encompassing a vast and brilliant array of characters. Loved for her irreverant humour, she has achieved massive success while pushing boundaries and challenging stereotypes. In this memoir in the form of letters to people in her life, she describes her journey. Beginning her career as part of the groundbreaking alternative comedy group the Comic Strip, she then helped firmly establish a place for women in British comedy with Girls On Top, which teamed Dawn with Jennifer Saunders, ... View more info

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Love in the Outback

By: Deb Hunt

Price: $14.00

Publisher: Australia, Pan Macmillan: 2014

Seller ID: 237932

ISBN: 1742613977

Condition: Very Good Condition


The true story of an unlikely romance set in the Australian outback. The year before she turned fifty, Deb Hunt stopped dating. She was done with love and sick of chasing men who didn't return her affections. When her most recent flame announced he was marrying someone else, Deb knew it was time to make a change. She landed a job as a marketing assistant with the Royal Flying Doctor Service and left London for the sunshine of Sydney on a mission to find happiness without a mate. But then on a trip to the red-dust town of Broken Hill, she encountered a man unlike any other. A legend of the RFDS... View more info

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A Song for Mary: An Irish-American Memory

By: Dennis Smith

Price: $13.50

Publisher: Australia, Flamingo: 1999

Seller ID: 238186

ISBN: 0732264103

Condition: Good Condition


This text presents Dennis Smith's story of life as it was in the 1940s, growing up as an Irish-American in the tenements of New York City. 368 pages. Tanning to pages. Quantity Available: 1. Shipped Weight: 1-2 kilos. Category: Autobiography::Memoir; Biography & Autobiography; ISBN: 0732264103. ISBN/EAN: 9780732264109. Inventory No: 238186. Paperback View more info

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The Way To Minack

By: Derek Tangye

Price: $8.00

Publisher: Great Britain, Sphere: 1975

Seller ID: 245293

ISBN: 0722183666

Condition: Good Condition


192 pages. Pages browned. Quantity Available: 1. Shipped Weight: Under 500 grams. Category: Non Fiction; Biography & Autobiography; Autobiography::Memoir. ISBN: 0722183666. ISBN/EAN: 9780722183663. Inventory No: 245293. Paperback View more info

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Dickie Bird: My Autobiography

By: Dickie Bird with Keith Lodge

Price: $14.00

Publisher: Australia, Hodder & Stoughton: 1997

Seller ID: 242212

ISBN: 0340684577

Condition: Good Condition


By the time Dickie Bird retired from international cricket in 1996, he had stood at over 66 Test matches and 150 internationals. In this autobiography Dickie gives a behind-the-scenes account of the game and those involved in it. 367 pages. Foxing to endpapers and page edges. Illustrated with colour and black and white photographs. Quantity Available: 1. Shipped Weight: 1-2 kilos. Category: Autobiography; Books for Writers; Sport::Cricket. ISBN: 0340684577. ISBN/EAN: 9780340684573. Inventory No: 242212. Hardcover View more info

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Dirk Bogarde: The Complete Autobiography: A Postillion Struck by Lightning; Snakes and Ladders; An Orderly Man; Backcloth

By: Dirk Bogarde

Price: $17.00

Publisher: Great Britain, Octopus Books: 1988

Seller ID: 244344

ISBN: 0706438078

Condition: Good Condition


720 pages. Tanning to pages. Complete and Unabridged. Quantity Available: 1. Shipped Weight: 1-2 kilos. Category: Autobiography; Biography & Autobiography; ISBN: 0706438078. ISBN/EAN: 9780706438079. Inventory No: 244344. Hardcover View more info

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Great Meadow : An Evocation

By: Dirk Bogarde

Price: $7.00

Publisher: Great Britain, Penguin Books: 1993

Seller ID: 249477

ISBN: 0140174435

Condition: Very Good Condition


This lost world, visited fleetingly in "A Postillion Struck by Lightning", the first volume of Dirk Bogarde's autobiography, is seen here through the eyes of an 11-year-old boy. With sensitivity and shrewdness, he captures the sounds and scents, love and gentleness surrounding himself as a young boy. Meanwhile, the world outside prepared to go to war. 206 pages. Illustrated with black and white photographs. Quantity Available: 1. Shipped Weight: Under 1 kilogram. Category: Autobiography; Biography & Autobiography; ISBN: 0140174435. ISBN/EAN: 9780140174434. Inventory No: 249477. Paperba... View more info

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An Orderly Man

By: Dirk Bogarde

Price: $10.00

Publisher: Great Britain, Triad Panther: 1984

Seller ID: 239708

ISBN: 0586058931

Condition: Good Condition


First published in 1983, An Orderly Man is volume three of Dirk Bogarde's best-selling memoirs After completing work on Visconti's Death in Venice, the celebrated actor seeks a refuge from 20 years of 'continual motion'. This dream of a peaceful retreat materialises itself in the form of a neglected farmhouse in the South of France. However, before he is rewarded with the calm he craves, he is forced to endure the relative evils of dying olive trees and the rampaging mistral. In this pursuit of the tranquil, Bogarde manages to portray the simplest of issues in the most delicate and humane way.... View more info

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My Son's Father: An Autobiography

By: Dom Moraes

Price: $18.00

Publisher: London, Secker & Warburg: 1968

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 232700

ISBN: 0436286017

Condition: Good Condition


This book covers two lives. The first is a childhood in India described with a richness and colour that marks out the born poet. The second is that of a young man in England, adopted by the most prominent writers, moving between Oxford and Soho with its sordid but still more fascinating Bohemianism. 242 pages. Foxing to outer page edges. Dust Jacket price-clipped. Quantity Available: 1. Shipped Weight: 1-2 kilos. Category: Autobiography; Biography & Autobiography; ISBN: 0436286017. ISBN/EAN: 9780436286018. Inventory No: 232700. Hardcover View more info

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Talbot: Nothing But The Best

By: Don Talbot

Price: $14.00

Publisher: Australia, Lothian: 2003

Seller ID: 240497

ISBN: 073440512X

Condition: Good Condition


A forthright biography of Australia's most successful and controversial swimming coach. Don Talbot's story is unique - over the fifty years he has been coach to almost every gold medallist and great name in Australian swimming. 302 pages. Pen mark to bottom of page edges indicating remainder mark. Illustrated with black and white photographs. Quantity Available: 1. Shipped Weight: Under 1 kilogram. Category: Autobiography::Memoir; Biography & Autobiography; ISBN/EAN: 9780734405128. Inventory No: 240497. Paperback View more info

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The Two Worlds of Donald Edwards

By: Donald Edwards

Price: $14.00

Publisher: London, Hutchinson: 1970

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 227607

ISBN: 0091006902

Condition: Good Condition


Starting on a provincial paper, he reached supreme control of all news and current affairs in the BBC and then Independent Television News. During the war he was at the heart of the famous BBC system of communication to occupied Europe. 186 pages. Dust Jacket price-clipped. Quantity Available: 1. Shipped Weight: 1-2 kilos. Category: Autobiography::Memoir; Biography & Autobiography; ISBN: 0091006902. ISBN/EAN: 9780091006907. Inventory No: 227607. Hardcover View more info

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Notorious: The Life of Ingrid Bergmann

By: Donald Spoto

Price: $25.00

Publisher: USA, HarperCollins: 1997

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 237898

ISBN: 0060187026

Condition: Very Good Condition


Chronicles the life of the much admired international screen legend, from her childhood in Sweden to her role as the star of such films as Casablanca, The Bell's of St. Mary's, and Notorious. 60,000 first printing. $40,000 ad/promo. Tour. 474 pages. Illustrated with black and white photographs. Quantity Available: 1. Shipped Weight: 1-2 kilos. Category: Autobiography; Biography & Autobiography; ISBN: 0060187026. ISBN/EAN: 9780060187026. Inventory No: 237898. Hardcover View more info

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I Was Never Here and This Never Happened: Tasty Bits & Spicy Tales From My Life

By: Dorinda Hafner

Price: $12.00

Publisher: USA, Ten Speed Press: 1996

Seller ID: 237618

ISBN: 0898156416

Condition: Very Good Condition


his is an autobiography by the author of "A Taste of Africa", Dorinda Hafner. She weaves traditional stories and recipes in this memoir of her Ghanian heritage and her 17 years in Australia. 182 pages. Previous owner details on inside cover. Quantity Available: 1. Shipped Weight: Under 1 kilogram. Category: Autobiography; Biography & Autobiography; ISBN: 0898156416. ISBN/EAN: 9780898156416. Inventory No: 237618. Paperback View more info