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The Continents

By: Richard Grossinger [Signed Copy]

Price: $20.00

Publisher: USA, Black Sparrow: 1973

Inscription: Signed by Author

Seller ID: 226925

ISBN: 0876851618

Condition: Good Condition


195 pages. Quantity Available: 1. Shipped Weight: 1-2 kilos. Category: Autobiography::Memoir; Biography & Autobiography; Signed Editions. Signed by Author. ISBN: 0876851618. ISBN/EAN: 9780876851616. Inventory No: 226925. Paperback View more info

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On The Edge: My Story

By: Richard Hammond with Mindy Hammond

Price: $15.00

Publisher: Australia, Weidenfeld & Nicolson: 2007

Seller ID: 243571

ISBN: 0297853554

Condition: Very Good Condition


He describes his childhood and adolescence and the emergence of the adrenalin junkie, the first ridiculous stunts on his tricycle, and an increasing and near obsessive attraction to speed and the smell of petrol. He finds an attractive girl, Mindy, who shares his interests and helps him organise his high-speed life. For such a lively and intelligent communicator TV beckons and he becomes one of the daredevil trio, with Jeremy Clarkson and James May, who make such an enormous world-wide success of the revamped BBC TV programme Top Gear. He describes the personalities, the camaraderie and the st... View more info

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A Gallery of Mirrors: Memories of Childhood, Boyhood and Early Youth

By: Richard Heron Ward

Price: $20.00

Publisher: London, Victor Gollancz: 1956

Seller ID: 225517

Condition: Good Condition


224 pages. Dust jacket has protective non adhesive covering. Quantity Available: 1. Shipped Weight: Under 1 kilogram. Category: Autobiography::Memoir; Biography & Autobiography; Inventory No: 225517. Hardcover View more info

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Leaving Alexandria - A Memoir Of Faith And Doubt

By: Richard Holloway

Price: $20.00

Publisher: Great Britain, Canongate: 2012

Seller ID: 238540

ISBN: 0857860739

Condition: Very Good Condition


At the tender age of fourteen, Richard Holloway left his home town of Alexandria, north of Glasgow, and travelled hundreds of miles to be educated and trained for the priesthood at an English monastery. By the age of twenty-five he had been ordained and was working in the slums of Glasgow. Through the forty years that followed, Richard touched the lives of many people as he rose to one of the highest positions in the Anglican Church. But behind his confident public faith lay a restless heart and an inquisitive mind. Poignant, wise and fiercely honest, 'Leaving Alexandria' is a remarkable memoi... View more info

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Leaving Alexandria: A Memoir of Faith and Doubt

By: Richard Holloway

Price: $15.00

Publisher: Melbourne, Text Publishing: 2012

Seller ID: 242331

ISBN: 1921922028

Condition: Very Good Condition


At fourteen, Richard Holloway left his working-class home north of Glasgow and travelled hundreds of miles to an English monastery to be trained for the priesthood. By twenty-five, he had been ordained and was working in the slums of Glasgow. In 2000 he controversially resigned as Bishop of Edinburgh, having lost heart with the the Church over its condemnation of homosexuality. In his years as a priest Richard touched many lives, but behind his confident public face lay a mind troubled by questions. Why is the Church, which claims to be the instrument of God's love, so prone to cruelty and con... View more info

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My Life, My Trees

By: Richard St. Barbe Baker

Price: $14.00

Publisher: Great Britain, Findhorn: 1979

Seller ID: 241431

ISBN: 0905249402

Condition: Good Condition


The life story of the 'Man of the Trees', whose work created an awareness of our physical and spiritual dependence on forests and the urgent need for reclamation and reforestation of our wastelands. 167 pages. Quantity Available: 1. Shipped Weight: Under 1 kilogram. Category: Autobiography::Memoir; Biography & Autobiography; ISBN: 0905249402. ISBN/EAN: 9780905249407. Inventory No: 241431. Paperback View more info

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Black Ties, Red Carpets, Green Rooms

By: Richard Wilkins

Price: $15.00

Publisher: Australia, New Holland: 2011

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 238459

ISBN: 1742571042

Condition: Very Good Condition


As the Nine Network's Entertainment Editor and more than 17 years on the Today show, Richard Wilkins has interviewed the cream of the international entertainment industry - from Madonna to the Rolling Stones, and from Andrea Bocelli to Nigel Kennedy. Black Ties, Red Carpets, Green Rooms is a collection of his favourite, most interesting, strangest and most embarrassing star encounters. Richard weaves his own life story into the tales of celebrities, fame and interviews. From struggling to support his wife and Down syndrome son at the age of 18 in rural New Zealand to hobnobbing with the world'... View more info

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Tales of a Female Nomad: Living at Large in the World

By: Rita Golden Gelman

Price: $12.00

Publisher: Australia, Bantam Books: 2001

Seller ID: 248203

ISBN: 1863253238

Condition: Good Condition


When Rita and her husband decide on a temporary separation, she takes the opportunity to fulfil a long-held dream: to travel the world. Fifteen years later, she is still travelling, and she shares her adventures in her incredible journey of discovery. 312 pages. Tanning to page edges. Quantity Available: 1. Shipped Weight: Under 1 kilogram. Category: Travel; Travel & Places; Autobiography::Memoir. ISBN: 1863253238. ISBN/EAN: 9781863253239. Inventory No: 248203. Paperback View more info

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Too Many Mothers

By: Roberta Taylor

Price: $12.50

Publisher: London, Atlantic Books: 2005

Seller ID: 243755

ISBN: 184354301X

Condition: Near Fine Condition


'I was born in a sideboard.' So begins Roberta Taylor's bittersweet memoir of her early years, a book that proves beyond doubt that real life is stranger than any soap opera. It's Boxing Day, 1956 in East London, and it's freezing, inside and out. Roberta, aged eight, sits in the kitchen in her overcoat, determined to make herself invisible, watching the shenanigans of the grown-ups. Her granny, Mary, reigns over the house with an iron will and an eye to the main chance. Roberta's cousin is on her hands and knees at the parlour grate, trying to retrieve grandad's dentures from the coals, dragg... View more info

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Bye Bye Shangri-La

By: Robin Brown

Price: $18.00

Publisher: London, Weidenfeld & Nicolson: 1989

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 227525

ISBN: 0297795171

Condition: Near Fine Condition


Introduction by Gerald Durrell. In Sept 1947 an ordinary little family called Brown left the comfort of their chalet-bungalow in Patcham to become white settlers in darkest Africa. Robin brown then aged nine, describes a magical journey through a country filled with wonderful sights and smells exotic insects and wild animals. 212 pages. Illustrated with black and white photographs. Quantity Available: 1. Shipped Weight: 1-2 kilos. Category: Autobiography::Memoir; Britain/UK; Biography & Autobiography; Countries::Africa. ISBN: 0297795171. ISBN/EAN: 9780297795179. Inventory No: 227525. Hardcover View more info

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Recollections

By: Roger Dixey

Price: $12.00

Publisher: Oxford, University Press: 1967

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 229277

Condition: Good Condition


Blue boards with gilt lettering. Bottom edge of boards have some markings. 59 pages. Quantity Available: 1. Shipped Weight: Under 500 grams. Category: Autobiography::Memoir; Britain/UK; Biography & Autobiography; Inventory No: 229277. Hardcover View more info

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The Greville Memoirs

By: Roger Fulford [Editor]

Price: $13.00

Publisher: London, B. T. Batsford: 1963

Edition: Revised Edition

Seller ID: 229322

Condition: Good Condition


Among the sources from which history is written are the Memoirs, Journals and Letters of those who were themselves witnesses of the events they describe: and among the most entertaining works of the past are these volumes which, however much of gossip and scandal they may sometimes contain, are still of irreplaceable historic value. 304 pages. Dust jacket has rubbing and small tears to edges and corners and associated wear. Quantity Available: 1. Shipped Weight: 1-2 kilos. Category: History; History; Autobiography::Memoir. Inventory No: 229322. Hardcover View more info

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Life is a Rollercoaster

By: Ronan Keating

Price: $12.00

Publisher: Great Britain, Ebury Press: 2001

Seller ID: 241056

ISBN: 0091878489

Condition: Very Good Condition


356 pages. Light tanning to pages. Illustrated with colour photographs. Quantity Available: 1. Shipped Weight: Under 1 kilogram. Category: Autobiography::Memoir; Biography & Autobiography; ISBN: 0091878489. ISBN/EAN: 9780091878481. Inventory No: 241056. Paperback View more info

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Life In A Postcard: Escape to the French Pyrenees

By: Rosemary Bailey

Price: $10.00

Publisher: Great Britain, bantam Books: 2002

Seller ID: 245950

ISBN: 0553813412

Condition: Good Condition


'I wake to the sun striking gold on a stone wall. If I lean out of the window I can see Mount Canigou newly iced with snow. It is wonderful to live in a building with windows all around, to see both sunrise and sunset, to be constantly aware of the passage of the sun and moon.' In 1988, Rosemary Bailey and her husband were travelling in the French Pyrenees when they fell in love with, and subsequently bought, a ruined medieval monastery, surrounded by peach orchards and snow-capped peaks. Traces of the monks were everywhere, in the frescoed 13th century chapel, the buried crypt, the stone arch... View more info

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A Nation of Trees - Australian Rites

By: Rosemary Millington

Price: $12.50

Publisher: London, Readers Union: 1964

Seller ID: 230371

Condition: Good Condition


234 pages. Light browning to page edges. Quantity Available: 1. Shipped Weight: Under 1 kilogram. Category: Autobiography::Memoir; Biography & Autobiography; Australian. Inventory No: 230371. Hardcover View more info

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Self Portrait As A Young Man

By: Roy Strong [Signed Copy]

Price: $50.00

Publisher: Great Britain, Bodleian Library: 2013

Inscription: Signed by Author

Seller ID: 238172

ISBN: 1851242821

Condition: Very Good Condition


For nearly half a century, Sir Roy Strong has enjoyed a high public profile in the arts world in Britain. Yet remarkably little is known about his life before the Swinging Sixties when he burst upon the scene as the revolutionary trendy young director of the National Portrait Gallery, aged thirty-one. In this book he recounts for the first time the story of his social origins and the roots of his life-long passion for the culture and history of England. He describes his childhood home in a suburban North London terrace, revealing himself to have been a shy solitary child of melancholy temperam... View more info

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Journey From The Land Of No

By: Roya Hakakian

Price: $11.00

Publisher: Australia, Bantam Books: 2004

Seller ID: 244512

ISBN: 1863254544

Condition: Very Good Condition


245 pages. Quantity Available: 1. Shipped Weight: Under 1 kilogram. Category: Autobiography::Memoir; Biography & Autobiography; ISBN/EAN: 9781863254540. Inventory No: 244512. Paperback View more info

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Real Deadly

By: Ruby Langford Ginibi

Price: $25.00

Publisher: Australia, Angus & Robertson: 1992

Seller ID: 240789

ISBN: 0207174210

Condition: Good Condition


Ruby Langford's memories of her early life at Coroki on the north coast of New South Wales provide the background to her later search for her extended family and her life in Sydney. These are tales of aunts, uncles, sons and daughters by the author of "Don't Take Your Love to Town". 111 pages. Cover has a crease. Illustrated with black and white photographs. Quantity Available: 1. Shipped Weight: Under 1 kilogram. Category: Australian::Australian Aboriginal; Biography & Autobiography; Autobiography::Memoir. ISBN/EAN: 9780207174216. Inventory No: 240789. Paperback View more info