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Veuve Taylor

By: Henrietta Taylor

Price: $12.00

Publisher: Australia, Fourth Estate: 2005

Seller ID: 249487

ISBN: 073228144X

Condition: Very Good Condition


Presents an Australian woman's journey through adversity and despair to self-discovery in a small French village. As a young woman, Australian–born Henrietta Taylor searched the world for Mr Right: the perfect husband with whom she could have a happy family and a house with a white picket fence. When she met the affable Norman, her dreams all seemed to come true. But then disaster struck, leaving her a bereft widow with two small children and little idea of how to look after them – or herself. Searching for a different life, she packed her bags and took the children off to France, where sh... View more info

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The Porcelain Thief

By: Huan Hsu

Price: $14.00

Publisher: Australia, Fourth Estate: 2015

Seller ID: 248984

ISBN: 0007580924

Condition: Very Good Condition


In 1938, with the Japanese army approaching from Nanking, Huan Hsu's great-great grandfather, Liu, and his five granddaughters, were forced to flee their hometown on the banks of the Yangtze River. But before they left a hole was dug as deep as a man, and as wide as a bedroom, in which was stowed the family heirlooms. The longer I looked at that red chrysanthemum plate, the more I wanted to touch it, feel its weight, and run my fingers over its edge, which, like its country's - and my family's - history, was anything but smooth. 1938. The Japanese army were fast approaching Xingang, the Yangtz... View more info

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The Walled Garden - An Autobiography

By: Hugh Ross Williamson

Price: $15.00

Publisher: Great Britain, Michael Joseph: 1956

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 230682

Condition: Good Condition


It was intended that the Author a son of a Manse, should follow in the footsteps of his father and his grandfather. Between 1925 and 1942 he made a considerable reputation as an editor, a playwright, an historian, a politician and a broadcaster. 231 pages. Foxing to endpapers and page edges. Dust jacket has rubbing and small tears to edges and corners and associated wear. Dust Jacket price-clipped. Inscription to previous owner on front endpaper. Quantity Available: 1. Shipped Weight: 1-2 kilos. Category: Autobiography; Biography & Autobiography; Inventory No: 230682. Hardcover View more info

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Eclipse: An Autobiography

By: Hugues de Montalembert

Price: $14.00

Publisher: Great Britain, Hodder & Stoughton: 1986

Edition: First UK Edition

Seller ID: 241946

ISBN: 0340391588

Condition: Good Condition


A successful charismatic painter until May 25, 1978 when in New York's Greenwich Village, two muggers threw acid in his face. He was blinded at age 35. 244 pages. Tanning to pages. Quantity Available: 1. Shipped Weight: 1-2 kilos. Category: Autobiography; Biography & Autobiography; ISBN: 0340391588. ISBN/EAN: 9780340391587. Inventory No: 241946. Hardcover View more info

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A Youth Not Wasted: A Memoir

By: Ian Parkes

Price: $14.00

Publisher: Australia, Fourth Estate: 2012

Seller ID: 248979

ISBN: 0732295343

Condition: Good Condition


'People who truly live in the outback listen to it. What they hear, I do not know ... What the country says is beyond words.' 'How can mere red dirt and stones and scrubby trees and shrubs and rises and falls in the land and haze and a vast blue sky be so potent? Such was its power, even in intense heat, even at night - sometimes, especially at night - the landscape seized you ... In the early 1950s, Australia was riding on the sheep's back and no-one doubted the wisdom of making a life in the wool industry, certainly not sixteen-year-old Ian Parkes. Having grown up with his grandfather's stor... View more info

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Sheer Bottled Bliss: My Margaret River Sea Change

By: Ian Parmenter

Price: $15.00

Publisher: Australia, Flamingo: 2003

Seller ID: 245315

ISBN: 0732276144

Condition: Very Good Condition


Why would a city boy from England with a serious distrust of the country move to rural Western Australia? Australia's best-loved tV chef, Ian Parmenter, shares his experiences, starting with culture shock as the London journalist arrives in Perth in 1971, then moving on to the discovery of his beloved weekender by the Margaret River, and gradually transforming it into a winery producing 3000 bottles of chardonnay a year. Enjoy his adventures and misadventures - which include the Home-made Cheese Disaster, battles with farm machinery, the annual gravel party - and the joys and triumphs of the f... View more info

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My Memoirs - The Autobiography of the Father of Yiddish Literature

By: Isaac Leib Peretz

Price: $14.00

Publisher: New York, The Citadel Press: 1964

Seller ID: 228111

Condition: Good Condition


Translated from the Yiddish by Fred Goldberg. 192 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::Memoir; United States; Biography & Autobiography; Inventory No: 228111. Hardcover View more info

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Benevolence and Blasphemy - The Memoirs of a Contemporary Art Collector

By: J. Robert Orton, Jr

Price: $13.00

Publisher: New York, Turtle Point Press:

Seller ID: 2009

Condition: Very Good Condition


Part memoir and part expose, this is a wickedly funny memoir filled with anecdote, gossip, intelligence and trenchant criticism, a hilarious romp through the glory days of the contelporary art market. 322 pages. Quantity Available: 1. Shipped Weight: Under 1 kilogram. Category: Autobiography::Memoir; United States; Biography & Autobiography; Inventory No: 2009. Paperback View more info

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The Black One

By: J.E. Hewitt

Price: $18.00

Publisher: Melbourne, Vic, Australia, Langate Publishing: 1984

Seller ID: 036029

ISBN: 095946221X

Condition: Very Good


172 pages in type face plus another 100 or so unpagenanted journal extracts and pictorials. Also includes separate supplement as a record of J.E. Hewitt's ultra intelligence mission to the UK, France and USA in 1944. This book is in excellent all over condition. Black and white illustrations. Quantity Available: 1. Shipped Weight: 1-2 kilos. Category: Autobiography; Biography & Autobiography; ISBN: 095946221X. ISBN/EAN: 9780959462210. Inventory No: 036029. Hardcover View more info

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Jack: Straight from the Gut

By: Jack Welch with John A. Byrne

Price: $12.00

Publisher: Great Britain, Headline: 2003

Edition: Updated Edition

Seller ID: 248787

ISBN: 0747249792

Condition: Good Condition


Jack Welch was perhaps the greatest corporate leader of the 20th century. When he first became CEO of General Electric in 1981 the company was worth $12 billion. Twenty years later it is worth a total of $280 billion. But Welch was more than just the leader of the most successful business in the world. He revolutionised GE's entire corporate culture with his distinctive, highly personal management style: the individual appreciation of each of his 500 managers, the commitment to an informal but driven work style and the encouragement of candour were all part of the Welch approach. Following Joh... View more info

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Daughter of the Queen of Sheba

By: Jacki Lyden

Price: $10.00

Publisher: Great Britain, Sceptre: 1998

Seller ID: 247261

ISBN: 0733609023

Condition: Good Condition


As a foreign correspondent, Jacki Lyden has spent her adult life on the frontlines in some of the most dangerous war zones in the world. Her childhood was a war zone of a different kind - her mother suffered from manic-depression. Heartbreaking, hilarious, lyrical, this is a mother-daughter story of the most deeply moving kind. 258 pages. Foxing to outer page edges. Cover has a few creases. Quantity Available: 1. Shipped Weight: Under 1 kilogram. Category: Autobiography::Memoir; Biography & Autobiography; ISBN: 0733609023. ISBN/EAN: 9780733609022. Inventory No: 247261. Paperback View more info

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My Secret Diary

By: Jacqueline Wilson

Price: $15.00

Publisher: Great Britain, Doubleday: 2009

Seller ID: 233049

ISBN: 038561442X

Condition: Very Good Condition


A wonderfully written and engaging memoir of Jacqueline Wilson's life as a teenager - her problems with her family, first love, her school life and her friends. Read extracts from her real secret teenage diaries and the stories she wrote as a teenager, to build up a fascinating picture of a real teenager and her inner life. Covering issues as diverse as the songs she danced to and the way she created beehive hairdos to her troubled school life and her parents' problematic relationship. 242 pages. Illustrator: Nick Sharratt. Quantity Available: 1. Shipped Weight: 1-2 kilos. Category: Autobiogra... View more info

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In and Out of China Cities First Three: Anking, Changteh, Nanchow - Missionary Life, Experience and Adventure during the first of three periods of residence in China

By: James Gardiner

Price: $40.00

Publisher: Sydney, Donald F. Pettigrew [Printer]: 1947

Seller ID: 230146

Condition: Good Condition


26 years in China. 164 pages. Foxing to outer page edges. Dust jacket has rubbing and small tears to edges and corners and associated wear. Inscription to previous owner on inside cover. Illustrated. Quantity Available: 1. Shipped Weight: 1-2 kilos. Category: Countries::China; Australia; Biography & Autobiography; Autobiography::Memoir. Inventory No: 230146. Hardcover View more info

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A Life in Wine

By: James Halliday

Price: $20.00

Publisher: Australia, Hardie grant Books: 2012

Seller ID: 249885

ISBN: 1740666720

Condition: Very Good Condition


There is no aspect of the Australian wine industry that remains untouched by the hand of James Halliday. In a much-lauded career in wine spanning over forty years and accumulating innumerable awards, James has seen it all. Join James as he recounts, in his inimitable style, the events and people that have shaped his life to date, including his early beginnings as an assistant in a London brewery, his sojourns in Bordeaux and Burgundy, and the back-breaking labour required to establish two award-winning wineries. Along the way he pays touching tribute to wine pioneer, the late Len Evans - James... View more info

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Omnibus: If Only They Could Talk; It Shouldn't Happen to a Vet; Let Sleeping Vets Lie; Vet in Harness; Vets Might Fly; Vet in a Spin

By: James Herriot

Price: $25.00

Publisher: London, Peerage: 1990

Seller ID: 246414

ISBN: 1850520038

Condition: Good Condition


829 pages. Age tanning to pages. Complete and Unabridged. Quantity Available: 1. Shipped Weight: 2-3 kilos. Category: Autobiography; Biography & Autobiography; ISBN: 1850520038. ISBN/EAN: 9781850520030. Inventory No: 246414. This book is extra heavy, and may involve extra shipping charges to some countries. Hardcover View more info

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If Only They Could Talk

By: James Herriot

Price: $7.00

Publisher: Great Britain, Pan Books: 1973

Seller ID: 247172

ISBN: 0330237837

Condition: Very Good Condition


When newly qualified vet James Herriot arrives in the small Yorkshire village of Darrowby, he has no idea what to expect. 206 pages. Tanning to pages. Quantity Available: 1. Shipped Weight: Under 250 grams. Category: Autobiography; Biography & Autobiography; ISBN: 0330237837. ISBN/EAN: 9780330237833. Inventory No: 247172. Paperback View more info

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Vet In Harness

By: James Herriot

Price: $7.00

Publisher: London, Great Britain, Pan Books: 1976

Seller ID: 247183

ISBN: 0330246631

Condition: Good


The Yorkshire dales have never seemed more beautiful for James - now he has a lovely wife by his side, a partner's plate on the gate and the usual menagerie of farm animals, pets and owners demanding his constant attention and teaching him a few lessons along the way. All of the old Darrowby friends are on top form - Siegfried thashes round the practice, Tristan occasionally buckles down for finals and James is signed up for a local cricket team. 251 pages. Tanning to pages. Quantity Available: 1. Shipped Weight: Under 500 grams. Category: Humour; Humour; Autobiography. ISBN: 0330246631. ISBN/... View more info

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Seven Yorkshire Tales

By: James Herriot

Price: $5.00

Publisher: England, Great Britain, Penguin 60's / Penguin Books: 1995

Seller ID: 246688

ISBN: 0146000218

Condition: Very Good


Penguin 60's are published on the occasion of Penguin's 60th Anniversary. 84 pages. Delightful stories of the joys and heartaches of working with animals. Size: Small Format. Tanning to pages. Quantity Available: 1. Shipped Weight: Under 250 grams. Category: Autobiography::Memoir; Biography & Autobiography; ISBN: 0146000218. ISBN/EAN: 9780146000218. Inventory No: 246688. Paperback View more info