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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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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

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Journey Through A Small Planet

By: Emanuel Litvinoff

Price: $12.00

Publisher: Great Britain, Michael Joseph: 1976

Seller ID: 232843

ISBN: 0140040706

Condition: Very Good Condition


Vividly recreates his childhood in Jewish Whitechapel during the last great period before the Second World War. 138 pages. Quantity Available: 1. Shipped Weight: Under 500 grams. Category: Autobiography; Biography & Autobiography; ISBN: 0140040706. ISBN/EAN: 9780140040708. Inventory No: 232843. Paperback View more info

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At Least We Lived: The Unlikely Adventures of an English Couple in World War II China

By: Emma Oxford

Price: $15.00

Publisher: USA, Branksome Books: 2013

Seller ID: 247682

ISBN: 0615874851

Condition: Very Good Condition


In the spring of 1943, Audrey Watson, a spirited young woman from Churchill's spy agency, set out from London on a journey that would change her life. Her destination was Chungking, a squalid but strangely romantic city on the Yangtze River and the wartime capital of China. At a tea party given by Madame Chiang Kai-shek, she met Max Oxford, an intelligence officer in the Royal Air Force, who had escaped from Hong Kong after it fell to the Japanese. In the mountains of southwest China, Max and Audrey began a lifelong love that would sustain them through good times and bad - through war, separat... View more info

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The Words Inside - My Journey Through Cystic Fibrosis, Friendship, Love and Life

By: Emmah Money

Price: $12.50

Publisher: Australia, Random House: 2006

Seller ID: 206473

ISBN: 1741662125

Condition: Good Condition


Emmah is young and beautiful, with the world at her feet. She is also a true survivor...Emmah Money's life story is a remarkable one. During a night out, an acquaintance noted Emmah's resemblance to some friends of his. This observation would prove to have a profound effect on Emmah's life. Emmah hoped for a reunion with her biological parents - but the situation was complicated by the fact that her birth mother had been told her baby had died. In her own words, Emmah tells of the heartache encountered when two families biological and adoptive - come together, and of her constant battle with c... View more info

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The Words Inside - My Journey Through Cystic Fibrosis, Friendship, Love and Life

By: Emmah Money

Price: $12.50

Publisher: Australia, Random House: 2006

Seller ID: 231638

ISBN: 1741662125

Condition: Good Condition


Emmah is young and beautiful, with the world at her feet. She is also a true survivor ... Emmah Money's life story is a remarkable one. During a night out, an acquaintance noted Emmah's resemblance to some friends of his. This observation would prove to have a profound effect on Emmah's life. Emmah hoped for a reunion with her biological parents - but the situation was complicated by the fact that her birth mother had been told her baby had died. In her own words, Emmah tells of the heartache encountered when two families - biological and adoptive - come together, and of her constant battle wi... View more info

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Memoirs

By: Emmy Klieneberger-Nobel

Price: $25.00

Publisher: London, Academic Press: 1980

Seller ID: 228910

ISBN: 0124148506

Condition: Very Good Condition


141 pages. Dust jacket has protective non adhesive covering. Quantity Available: 1. Shipped Weight: 1-2 kilos. Category: Autobiography; Biography & Autobiography; ISBN: 0124148506. ISBN/EAN: 9780124148505. Inventory No: 228910. Hardcover View more info

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Roman Chronicle

By: Ercole Patti

Price: $20.00

Publisher: London, Chatto & Windus: 1965

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 229976

Condition: Very Good Condition


159 pages. Dust jacket has protective non adhesive covering. Previous owners name to top of title page. Quantity Available: 1. Shipped Weight: 1-2 kilos. Category: Autobiography::Memoir; Biography & Autobiography; Inventory No: 229976. Hardcover View more info