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'Tis: A Memoir

By: Frank McCourt

Price: $15.00

Publisher: Australia, Flamingo: 1999

Seller ID: 235148

ISBN: 0002570807

Condition: Very Good Condition


The sequel to Frank McCourt's memoir of his Irish Catholic boyhood, Angela's Ashes, picks up the story in October 1949, upon his arrival in America. Though he was born in New York, the family had returned to Ireland due to poor prospects in the United States. Now back on American soil, this awkward 19-year-old, with his "pimply face, sore eyes, and bad teeth," has little in common with the healthy, self-assured college students he sees on the subway and dreams of joining in the classroom. Initially, his American experience is as harrowing as his impoverished youth in Ireland, including... View more info

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A Kentish Lad: Frank Muir - His Autobiography

By: Frank Muir

Price: $13.00

Publisher: Great Britain, Corgi Books: 1998

Seller ID: 237521

ISBN: 0552141372

Condition: Good Condition


For more than 25 years Frank Muir, in partnership with Denis Norden, produced comedy for radio and television. On programmes such as "My Word!" and "My Music" his distinctive voice became familiar to millions as he displayed an astonishingly well-stocked mind and a genius for ad libbing and outrageous puns. Later, working at the BBC and then at London Weekend Television, he produced television comedy in the 1960s and 70s. He has written highly successful books for children, and two bestselling anthologies of humour. In his autobiography he recalls his childhood in Ramsgate, his... View more info

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A Remarkable Life

By: Geoffrey Keighly as told to John Carter

Price: $40.00

Publisher: Australia, Self published: 2000

Seller ID: 239892

Condition: Fine Condition


Gift Quality 143 pages. Illustrated with colour and black and white photographs. Quantity Available: 1. Shipped Weight: Under 1 kilogram. Category: Autobiography::Memoir; Biography & Autobiography; Inventory No: 239892. Hardcover View more info

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From My Level Unwritten Minutes

By: George Mallaby

Price: $15.00

Publisher: London, Hutchinson: 1965

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 225417

Condition: Very Good Condition


222 pages. Quantity Available: 1. Shipped Weight: Under 1 kilogram. Category: Autobiography::Memoir; Biography & Autobiography; Inventory No: 225417. Hardcover View more info

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Rapids Of Time - Sketches From The Past

By: George Rostrevor Hamilton

Price: $15.00

Publisher: London, William Heinemann: 1965

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 225159

Condition: Very Good Condition


150 pages. Previous owners name to top of title page. Quantity Available: 1. Shipped Weight: Under 1 kilogram. Category: Autobiography::Memoir; Biography & Autobiography; Inventory No: 225159. Hardcover View more info

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Menagerie Manor

By: Gerald Durrell

Price: $10.00

Publisher: Great Britain, Penguin Books: 1978

Edition: Reprint

Seller ID: 239948

ISBN: 0140025227

Condition: Good Condition


Menagerie Manor is sure to delight fans of Durrell's beloved classic My Family and Other Animals (the inspiration for The Durrells in Corfu on Masterpiece PBS) and other accounts of his lifelong fascination with members of the animal kingdom. With his unfailing charm, Durrell tells the story of how he finally fulfilled his childhood dream of founding his own private zoo, the Manor of Les Augres, on the English Channel island of Jersey. With the help of an enduring wife, a selfless staff, and a reluctant bank manager, the zoo grows, and readers are treated to a colorful parade of the zoo's unus... View more info

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Life's A Cavalcade

By: Glen Michael

Price: $17.00

Publisher: Edinburgh, Birlinn Limited: 2008

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 249254

ISBN: 1841587508

Condition: Very Good Condition


Glen Michael's "Cavalcade" was one of STV's most popular programmes ever, playing to millions of viewers during its 26-year run. As its host, Glen (together with Paladin, the talking lamp, Totty the Robot and dogs Rudi and Rusty) introduced generations of Scots to some of the world's cartoon greats, including Asterix the Gaul, Bugs Bunny, Caspar the Friendly Ghost and Spiderman. But cartoons are only a small part of the story. In "Life's a Cavalcade", Glen looks back over an eventful and varied life which began in the picturesque Devon town of Paignton, where he was born Cecil ... View more info

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Juliet's Answer: How One Man Found The True Meaning of Love in Fair Verona

By: Glenn Dixon

Price: $12.00

Publisher: Australia, Affirm Press: 2017

Seller ID: 249687

ISBN: 1925475018

Condition: Very Good Condition


In fair Verona, where we lay our scene ... When Glenn Dixon is spurned by love, he packs his bags for Verona, the setting for Shakespeare's most famous love story, Romeo and Juliet. Determined to heal his heartbreak by helping others, he becomes the lone male in a dedicated team of secretaries who answer letters from thousands of lovelorn people around the world on behalf of 'Juliet'. Although he has firsthand experience of heartbreak and has taught Shakespeare for decades, at first Glenn struggles with how he can advise others yearning to understand the mysteries of the heart. But as he learn... View more info

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The Almost Late Gordon Chater

By: Gordon Chater

Price: $15.00

Publisher: Australia, Bantam Books: 1996

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 237882

ISBN: 1863597972

Condition: Good Condition


The Australian comic actor, Gordon Chater, puts his life on record. His career is a description of the post-war coming-of-age of Australian theatre and television, from the "Phillip Street Revues" of the 50s to the "Mavis Bramston" show and "The Elocution of Benjamin Franklin". 341 pages. Foxing to outer page edges. Black and white illustrations. Quantity Available: 1. Shipped Weight: 1-2 kilos. Category: Autobiography; Biography & Autobiography; ISBN: 1863597972. ISBN/EAN: 9781863597975. Inventory No: 237882. Hardcover View more info

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The Naked Truth: A Life in Parts

By: Graeme Blundel

Price: $15.00

Publisher: Australia, Hachette: 2008

Seller ID: 237497

ISBN: 0733622615

Condition: Very Good Condition


The Naked Truth is the very personal story of Graeme Blundell - Australia's first sex icon (by chance), a founder of the Melbourne theatre groups La Mama and Playbox, and now an acclaimed writer and journalist. From his childhood in Melbourne's working-class outer suburbs Graeme passionately followed his dreams to become a central part of Australian popular culture. The hit movie Alvin Purple made him Australia's first permissive pin-up, and he became a symbol of the early seventies. Actor, director, producer, biographer, critic and journalist, Blundell established theatre companies and was th... View more info

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Three Cups of Tea: One Man's Extraordinary Journey to Promote Peace...One School At A Time

By: Greg Mortenson and David liver Relin

Price: $12.00

Publisher: Great Britain, Penguin: 2007

Seller ID: 247277

ISBN: 0141034262

Condition: Very Good Condition


Haji Ali, Korphe Village Chief, Karakoram mountains, Pakistan In 1993, after a terrifying and disastrous attempt to climb K2, a mountaineer called Greg Mortenson drifted, cold and dehydrated, into an impoverished Pakistan village in the Karakoram Mountains. Moved by the inhabitants' kindness, he promised to return and build a school. Three Cups of Tea is the story of that promise and its extraordinary outcome. Over the next decade Mortenson built not just one but fifty-five schools - especially for girls - in remote villages across the forbidding and breathtaking landscape of Pakistan and Afgh... View more info

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The Death of My Brother Abel

By: Gregor von Rezzori

Price: $20.00

Publisher: London, Picador: 1976

Seller ID: 241816

ISBN: 0330291009

Condition: Good Condition


Gregor von Rezzori was born in 1914 in Chernivtsi in the Bukovina, then part of the Austro-Hungarian Empire and now part of Ukraine. In an extraordinarily peripatetic life von Rezzori was succesively an Austro-Hungarian, Romanian and Soviet citizen and then, following a period of being stateless, an Austrian citizen. The great theme of his work was the multi-ethnic, multi-lingual world in which he grew up and which the wars and ideologies of the twentieth century destroyed. His major works include The Death of My Brother Abel, Memoirs of an Anti-Semite and his autobiographical masterpiece The ... View more info

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Passes and Trespasses

By: Hakon Mielche

Price: $20.00

Publisher: London, William Hodge and Company: 1954

Seller ID: 232647

Condition: Good Condition


Author of eight popular travel books, here tells the story of his life, how he was a sailor, bookseller, commercial artist, variety artist, down-and-out, journalist and gigolo. He tells of adventures which happened to him from Poland to Malekula. 244 pages. Foxing to endpapers and page edges. Dust jacket has rubbing and small tears to edges and corners and associated wear. Quantity Available: 1. Shipped Weight: 1-2 kilos. Category: Autobiography; Biography & Autobiography; Inventory No: 232647. Hardcover View more info

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Indirect Journey

By: Harold Hobson [Signed Copy]

Price: $65.00

Publisher: London, Weidenfeld & Nicolson: 1978

Inscription: Signed by Author

Seller ID: 225138

ISBN: 029777543X

Condition: Very Good Condition


280 pages. Tape marks to endpapers/pastedowns. Illustrated with black and white photographs. Quantity Available: 1. Shipped Weight: Under 1 kilogram. Category: Autobiography::Memoir; Biography & Autobiography; Signed Editions. Signed by Author. ISBN: 029777543X. ISBN/EAN: 9780297775430. Inventory No: 225138. Hardcover View more info

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Diaries and Letters 1945-1962

By: Harold Nicolson [Edited by Nigel Nicolson]

Price: $10.00

Publisher: Great Britain, Fontana / Collins: 1971

Seller ID: 243587

Condition: Good Condition


415 pages. Light fading to spine edge. Pages browned at edges. Illustrated with black and white photographs. Quantity Available: 1. Shipped Weight: Under 1 kilogram. Category: Autobiography::Memoir; Biography & Autobiography; Inventory No: 243587. Paperback View more info

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Metamorphic Saga

By: Harold Otter

Price: $25.00

Publisher: Australia, Self published:

Seller ID: 232692

Condition: Very Good Condition


175 pages. Quantity Available: 1. Shipped Weight: Under 1 kilogram. Category: Autobiography::Memoir; Biography & Autobiography; Inventory No: 232692. Paperback View more info

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Are Pigs People

By: Harry Cox

Price: $13.00

Publisher: Australia, Hodder & Stoughton: 1966

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 229313

Condition: Good Condition


159 pages. Black and white illustrations. Illustrator: Nyorie Bungey. Quantity Available: 1. Shipped Weight: Under 1 kilogram. Category: Autobiography::Memoir; Biography & Autobiography; Inventory No: 229313. Hardcover View more info

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The Harry Gordon Story: How I Faked my Own Death

By: Harry Gordon

Price: $12.50

Publisher: Australia, New Holland: 2007

Seller ID: 248243

ISBN: 1741105846

Condition: Good Condition


After a police investigation Harry Gordon was declared dead but no body was found. A funeral too place and his grieving wife was about to collect a payout of $3.1 million dollars. 287 pages. Covered in non removable plastic covering. Quantity Available: 1. Shipped Weight: 1-2 kilos. Category: Autobiography; True Crime. ISBN/EAN: 9781741105841. Inventory No: 248243. Paperback View more info