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Girls at the Piano

By: Virginia Lloyd

Price: $10.50

Publisher: Sydney, Allen & Unwin: 2018

Seller ID: 249737

ISBN: 1760297771

Condition: Very Good Condition


Virginia Lloyd spent much of her childhood and adolescence learning and playing the piano and thought she would make a career as a pianist. When that didn't happen, she spent a long time wondering about those years of study: had they been wasted? What was their purpose? This intriguing memoir explores those questions and investigates the mystery of the author's very musical and deeply unhappy grandmother Alice, and how their lives--both at and away from the piano--intersected and diverged. Girls at the Piano also explores the changing relationship between women and the piano over the course of... View more info

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Where The Cypress Rises: An Australia Artist in Umbria

By: Virginia Ryan

Price: $12.00

Publisher: Australia, Lothian Books: 2000

Seller ID: 249898

ISBN: 0734401353

Condition: Very Good Condition


Australian-born artist Virginia Ryan and her family came to regret the impulsive decision to purchase an abandoned olive mill in the hill-town of Trevi, Umbria, as they lived through the massive reconstruction of the building. In this intriguing personal memoir, she shares with great candour their experiences adapting to the customs and local traditions, making friendships with the townsfolk, and exploring the region--and herself. When huge earthquakes strike northern Italy, not only the roof of the basilica of St Francis in Assisi is fractured and collapses, but so do the lives and homes of t... View more info

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My Picture Gallery 1886-1901

By: Viscountess Milner

Price: $30.00

Publisher: London, John Murray: 1951

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 232698

Condition: Very Good Condition


Daughter of Admiral Maxse, first married to Lord Edward Cecil. With the South African war she went out to the Cape and there met and entered into close friendship with Cecil Rhodes, Dr Jameson and others. Lord Milner, High Commissioner for South Africa and Governor General of Cape Colony. The vivid picture of the South Africa and the war is given in extracts from her letters home and her day-to-day diaries. Foxing to covers. 250 pages. Foxing to outer page edges. Dust Jacket price-clipped. Quantity Available: 1. Shipped Weight: 1-2 kilos. Category: Autobiography::Memoir; Biography & Autobiogra... View more info

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The End Of Your Life Bookclub

By: Will Schwalle

Price: $12.00

Publisher: Great Britain, Two Roads: 2012

Seller ID: 248382

ISBN: 1444706373

Condition: Very Good Condition


Mary Anne Schwalbe is waiting for her chemotherapy treatments when Will casually asks her what she's reading. The conversation they have grows into tradition: soon they are reading the same books so they can have something to talk about in the hospital waiting room. Their choices range from classic (Howards End) to popular (The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo), from fantastic (The Hobbit) to spiritual (Jon Kabat-Zinn), with many in between. We hear their passion for reading and their love for each other in their intimate and searching discussions. A profoundly moving testament to the power of love... View more info

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Hit By A Stroke - My Story Of Survival

By: William Russell Andrew

Price: $10.00

Publisher: Australia, Zeus: 2003

Seller ID: 237217

ISBN: 1920699651

Condition: Very Good Condition


Read about the onset of a stroke, the recovery and life afterwards 171 pages. Quantity Available: 1. Shipped Weight: Under 1 kilogram. Category: Autobiography::Memoir; Biography & Autobiography; ISBN: 1920699651. ISBN/EAN: 9781920699659. Inventory No: 237217. Paperback View more info

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A Little Learning - A Victorian Childhood

By: Winifred Peck

Price: $25.00

Publisher: London, Faber: 1952

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 228626

Condition: Good Condition


Lady Winifred Peck (née Knox), born 1882, was a member of a remarkable family. Her father was Edmund Arbuthnott Knox, the fourth Bishop of Manchester, and her siblings were E. V. Knox, editor of Punch magazine, Ronald Knox, theologian and writer, Dilly Knox, cryptographer, Wilfred Lawrence Knox, clergyman, and Ethel Knox. Peck’s niece was the Booker Prize-winning author Penelope Fitzgerald who wrote a biography of her father, E. V. Knox, and her uncles, entitled The Knox Brothers. She read Modern History at Lady Margaret Hall, Oxford. Her first book was a biography of Louis IX in 1909. In 1... View more info