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Stethoscopes & Calving Ropes

By: Dr Harry Cooper

Price: $12.00

Publisher: Australia, Pan Macmillan: 2002

Seller ID: 246743

ISBN: 0732911532

Condition: Good Condition


Stethoscopes & Calving Ropes is the third volume of stories and reminiscences from Dr Haryy Cooper, Australia's most loved vet, and author of the bestselling Anecdotes & Antidotes and Remedies & Memories. A guinea fowl that thinks it's a dog, a lamb that refuses to stand up, TV house calls that have gone disastrously wrong, an epic journey across Russia on the Trans-Siberian railway - these are just some of the delightful stories in Stethoscopes & Calving Ropes as Dr Harry takes us into his world, both on and off the screen. Whether writing about the animals that he loves or some of the many w... View more info

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Remedies & Memories

By: Dr Harry Cooper

Price: $9.00

Publisher: Australia, Pan Macmillan: 2001

Edition: Reprint

Seller ID: 247130

ISBN: 0732911079

Condition: Good Condition


Dr Harry Cooper, Australia's most popular vet and star of the television's top-rating Harry's Practice, has led a life packed full of adventures with animals and the people who love them. In Remedies & Memories he narrates amazing tales about scaly, feathered and furry friends everywhere - from greyhounds in Tasmania to penguins in San Francisco. These stories take you into the heart of Dr Harry's veterinary practices, his experiences farming in Tasmania, his travels all over the world and his adventures in front of the camera. Often humorous and sometimes sad, but always heartwarming, Remedie... View more info

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Journey of Hope

By: Dr J. Michael Davey

Price: $10.00

Publisher: Australia, Ark House Press: 2011

Seller ID: 248340

ISBN: 1921589469

Condition: Very Good Condition


Journey of Hope is the inspiring story of Dr J. Michael Davey. Fostered as a baby and placed in four state-run institutions, Michael experienced significant abuse. Kidnapped by his father, he eventually came home only to discover his mother was a violent and crazed schizophrenic who hated him. At the hands of his deranged mother Michael was beaten mercilessly. To escape her violence and neglect, Michael left home to join the Royal Australian Navy when he was just 15 years old. As a child, everyday was a struggle, but Michael fought against the overwhelming odds. Showing extraordinary determina... View more info

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Mayo The Story of My Family and My Career

By: Dr. Charles W. Mayo

Price: $15.00

Publisher: Australia, Hodder & Stoughton: 1970

Seller ID: 226980

ISBN: 034012587X

Condition: Very Good Condition


295 pages. Illustrated with black and white photographs. Quantity Available: 1. Shipped Weight: Under 1 kilogram. Category: Autobiography::Memoir; Biography & Autobiography; ISBN: 034012587X. ISBN/EAN: 9780340125878. Inventory No: 226980. Hardcover View more info

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Don't Turn Your Back in the Barn: Adventures of a Country Vet

By: Dr. David Perrin

Price: $12.00

Publisher: Australia, Scribe Publications: 2001

Seller ID: 241076

ISBN: 0908011717

Condition: Good Condition


David Perrin tells of his unforgettable first year as a veterinarian in rural Canada. 291 pages. Item Type: Ex-Library. Pages browned at edges. Usual library stamps and markings. Quantity Available: 1. Shipped Weight: 1-2 kilos. Category: Autobiography::Memoir; Biography & Autobiography; ISBN: 0908011717. ISBN/EAN: 9780908011711. Inventory No: 241076. Paperback View more info

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Patrick White Letters

By: Edited by David Marr

Price: $14.00

Publisher: Australia, Random House: 1996

Seller ID: 247047

ISBN: 0091830877

Condition: Good Condition


Patrick White (1912-1990), author of The Living and the Dead, 1973 Nobel Laureate in Literature, officially Australian but also partly upper-crust Englishman by education, rejected alike English stuffiness and Australian philistinism. These letters, edited by his biographer David Marr, chronicle White's gradual reluctant engagement with the world: his interest in Jewish culture after an early ignorant anti-Semitism; his idyllic wartime period in West Africa; his passionate and rancorous anti-royalism, sparked by the 1975 Australian constitutional crisis when the British Queen's representative ... View more info

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Inside A Pearl - My Years In Paris

By: Edmund White

Price: $18.00

Publisher: Great Britain, Bloomsbury: 2014

Seller ID: 231383

ISBN: 1408837854

Condition: Fine Condition


When Edmund White moved to Paris in 1983, leaving New York City in the midst of the AIDS crisis, he was forty-three years old, couldn’t speak French, and only knew two people in the entire city. But in middle age, he discovered the new anxieties and pleasures of mastering a new culture. When he left fifteen years later to take a teaching position in the U.S., he was fluent enough to broadcast on French radio and TV, and in his work as a journalist, he’d made the acquaintance of everyone from Yves Saint Laurent to Catherine Deneuve to Michel Foucault. He’d also developed a close friendshi... View more info

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Inside A Pearl - My Years In Paris

By: Edmund White

Price: $17.00

Publisher: Great Britain, Bloomsbury: 2014

Seller ID: 231398

ISBN: 1408837854

Condition: Fine Condition


When Edmund White moved to Paris in 1983, leaving New York City in the midst of the AIDS crisis, he was forty-three years old, couldn’t speak French, and only knew two people in the entire city. But in middle age, he discovered the new anxieties and pleasures of mastering a new culture. When he left fifteen years later to take a teaching position in the U.S., he was fluent enough to broadcast on French radio and TV, and in his work as a journalist, he’d made the acquaintance of everyone from Yves Saint Laurent to Catherine Deneuve to Michel Foucault. He’d also developed a close friendshi... View more info

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Prison Diaries

By: Edward Kuznetsov

Price: $15.00

Publisher: New York, Stein and Day: 1975

Edition: First US Edition

Seller ID: 225405

ISBN: 0812818105

Condition: Very Good Condition


Translated from the Russian. Introduction by Leonard Schapiro. 254 pages. Quantity Available: 1. Shipped Weight: 1-2 kilos. Category: Autobiography::Memoir; United States; Biography & Autobiography; ISBN: 0812818105. ISBN/EAN: 9780812818109. Inventory No: 225405. Hardcover View more info

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True Compass - A Memoir

By: Edward M. Kennedy

Price: $20.00

Publisher: USA, Little Brown: 2009

Seller ID: 238720

ISBN: 1408702282

Condition: Very Good Condition


Edward M. Kennedy is widely regarded as one of the great Senators in the nation's history. He is also the patriarch of America's most heralded family. In this landmark autobiography, five years in the making, Senator Kennedy speaks with unprecedented candour about his extraordinary life. He writes movingly of his brothers and their influence on him; his marriage to the woman who changed his life, Victoria Reggie Kennedy; his role in the major events of our time (from the civil rights movement to the election of Barack Obama); and how his recent diagnosis of a malignant brain tumour has given e... View more info

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Prodigal Son: Dancing for Balanchine in A World of Pain and Magic

By: Edward Villella

Price: $20.00

Publisher: New York, Simon & Schuster: 1992

Seller ID: 236822

ISBN: 0671723707

Condition: Very Good Condition


In an inside look at the world of ballet by one of America's greatest ballet dancers, Edward Villella reflects on his tempestuous dancing career and his relationship with master choreographer George Balanchine Light foxing to outer page edges. Illustrated with black and white photographs. Quantity Available: 1. Shipped Weight: 1-2 kilos. Category: Autobiography::Memoir; United States; Dance; Dance::Ballet. ISBN: 0671723707. ISBN/EAN: 9780671723705. Inventory No: 236822. Paperback View more info

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Memories: Celebrating 40 Years in the Theatre

By: Elaine Paige

Price: $25.00

Publisher: London, Oberon Books: 2008

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 237840

ISBN: 1840028521

Condition: Very Good Condition


Elaine Paige, the undisputed "First Lady of Musical Theatre" Celebrates 40 years on the stage this year. Memories is the remarkable story of her own life, on and off the stage, in words and pictures.She takes us through her extraordinary career from her earliest stage appearances, to her many starring roles in some of the biggest musicals of the modern era, including Hair, Grease, Evita, Cats, Chess, Piaf, Sunset Boulevard and The Drowsy Chaperone. She tells it how it was, sharing moments of joy and regret.Illustrated with an extraordinary collection of images in colour and black and w... View more info

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The Play of the Eyes

By: Elias Canetti

Price: $10.00

Publisher: Great Britain, Picador: 1991

Seller ID: 238211

ISBN: 0330322087

Condition: Good Condition


This is the third part of Canetti's autobiography. This book finds the author still in his twenties, having been cooped up in a bedsitter on the outskirts of Vienna working on his novel "Auto De Fe". Canetti depicts the intellectual life of the leading bars and cafes of Vienna and creates portraits of many of the leading figures of his day including Herman Broch, Robert Musil, Fritz Wortuba, Alban Berg and Alma Mahler. Central to this book is Canetti's account of his friendship with the mysterious Dr Sonne, a mentor whose effect on his life and work was enormous. From the author of ... View more info

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Eat Pray Love - One Woman's Search for Everything Across Italy, India and Indonesia

By: Elizabeth Gilbert

Price: $9.00

Publisher: Australia, Bloomsbury: 2007

Seller ID: 243838

ISBN: 0747585660

Condition: Very Good Condition


Eat, Pray, Love: One Woman's Search for Everything Across Italy, India and Indonesia is a 2006 memoir by American author Elizabeth Gilbert. The memoir chronicles the author's trip around the world after her divorce and what she discovered during her travels. The book remained on The New York Times Best Seller list for 187 weeks.[2] The movie rights for the memoir were purchased by Columbia Pictures. The film version, which stars actress Julia Roberts and actor Javier Bardem, was released in theaters on August 13, 2010. 349 pages. Quantity Available: 1. Shipped Weight: Under 1 kilogram. Categor... View more info

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Eat Pray Love - One Woman's Search for Everything Across Italy, India and Indonesia

By: Elizabeth Gilbert

Price: $14.00

Publisher: USA, Bloomsbury: 2006

Seller ID: 245252

ISBN: 0670034711

Condition: Very Good Condition


Eat, Pray, Love: One Woman's Search for Everything Across Italy, India and Indonesia is a 2006 memoir by American author Elizabeth Gilbert. The memoir chronicles the author's trip around the world after her divorce and what she discovered during her travels. The book remained on The New York Times Best Seller list for 187 weeks.[2] The movie rights for the memoir were purchased by Columbia Pictures. The film version, which stars actress Julia Roberts and actor Javier Bardem, was released in theaters on August 13, 2010. 334 pages. Quantity Available: 1. Shipped Weight: 1-2 kilos. Category: Auto... View more info

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A River Full Of Stars

By: Elizabeth Hamilton

Price: $12.00

Publisher: London, Andre Deutsch: 1954

Edition: Second Impression

Seller ID: 226466

Condition: Good Condition


As a mildly nostalgic autobiography, this follows the thread of story of a young woman, whose idyllic childhood was spent in Ireland, until her parents, driven by poverty, went first to Florida, thence back to England. Her years in a girls' school, then as a classical scholar in a London University, her vocation as a teacher, and her entry into the Catholic Church- this comprises the pattern of her life, and she rounds it out with a return to the Irish home of her childhood. She manages to imbue the record with lyric grace, even a few notes of humor. Her lot has been no bed of roses, but she a... View more info

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On and Off The Record: A Memoir of Walter Legge

By: Elizabeth Schwarzkopf

Price: $25.00

Publisher: Great Britain, Faber & Faber: 1982

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 243528

ISBN: 057111928X

Condition: Very Good Condition


With an introduction by Herbert Von Karajan. Dust Jacket price-clipped. Previous owners small sticker on front endpaper. Quantity Available: 1. Shipped Weight: 1-2 kilos. Category: Autobiography::Memoir; Biography & Autobiography; ISBN: 057111928X. ISBN/EAN: 9780571119288. Inventory No: 243528. Hardcover View more info

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The Fat Boy's Book - How Elmer Lost 40 Pounds in 80 Days

By: Elmer Wheeler

Price: $15.00

Publisher: New York, USA, Prentice-Hall Inc.: 1951

Edition: Sixth Printing

Seller ID: 147360

Condition: Good


174 pages. Includes The Fat Boy's Slide Rule and Calorie Chart. With 33 illustrations by Carl Rose. Previous owner's inscription to dedication page. Wear and tear to dust jacket which is covered in clear, protective plastic. Scuffing to hard cover spine edges and corners. Foxing and discolouration to page edges. Dust jacket has protective non adhesive covering. Black and white illustrations. Illustrator: Carl Rose. Quantity Available: 1. Shipped Weight: Under 1 kilogram. Category: Humour; Humour; Autobiography. Inventory No: 147360. Hardcover View more info