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Rites - A Guatemalan Boyhood

By: Victor Perera

Price: $14.00

Publisher: Great Britain, Andre Deutsch: 1986

Edition: First UK Edition

Seller ID: 227354

ISBN: 0233979778

Condition: Very Good Condition


Its setting is uniquely exotic: the Jewish community in Guatemala, a country haunted by its violent history. The author recalls the turmoil of his surroundings, and the conflict between the Jewish family rites of his home and the crippling macho code of Latin America, with an often subversive wit and with devastating clarity. It was not a safe world, for a moment: the army political strife and homosexual prostitution soon claimed their victims from among Perera's classmates. But he recalls it with tenderness, nevertheless, and makes sense of the violence - between fathers and sons, rulers and ... View more info

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Confessions of a Writer

By: Vincent Brome

Price: $15.00

Publisher: London, Hutchinson: 1970

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 227527

ISBN: 0091037905

Condition: Near Fine Condition


It is an audaciously frank account of the intellectual, emotional and social development of a self-educated young man, whose dedication to the writer's life carried him through appalling hazards. The theme of the book is the interminable struggle between making concessions to earning a living and maintaining literary standards. Above all the book vividly evokes what it really means to be an independent writer in this modern age. 272 pages. Dust jacket has rubbing and small tears to edges and corners and associated wear. Dust Jacket price-clipped. Previous owners name on front endpaper. Quantit... 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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Sugar In the Blood

By: W. S. [Bill] Oliver

Price: $12.00

Publisher: Australia, Self Published: 1997

Seller ID: 248218

Condition: Very Good Condition


This autobiography is about his life in India as a small child, and his journey to Australia at the age of six. He relates his 37 years in the sugar industry, where he made many friends in and outside CSR Ltd. The book is a collection of the more light hearted memories and events in his life. 138 pages. Quantity Available: 1. Shipped Weight: Under 1 kilogram. Category: Autobiography::Memoir; Biography & Autobiography; Inventory No: 248218. Paperback 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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The Boy With No Shoes - A Memoir

By: William Horwood

Price: $17.00

Publisher: Great Britain, Review / Headline: 2004

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 228085

ISBN: 0755313178

Condition: Good Condition


Five-year-old Jimmy Rova is the unwanted child of a mother who rejects him, growing up among half-siblings who bully him. The one thing he can call his own is a pair of shoes, a present from the only person he feels has ever loved him. Only the arrival of his grandmother, and their move to a dilapidated house in the old fishing quarter of an east Kent coastal town - where the warm-hearted community befriends Jimmy and shows him how to love and be loved - reveals a way out. Based on his own remarkable childhood in south-east England after the Second World War and using all the skills that went ... View more info

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Worse Things Happen At Sea - Tales Of Life, Love, Family And The Everyday Beauty In Between

By: William McInnes & Sarah Watt

Price: $17.00

Publisher: Australia, Hatchette: 2011

Seller ID: 246423

ISBN: 0733628028

Condition: Very Good Condition


251 pages. Illustrated with colour photographs. Quantity Available: 1. Shipped Weight: 1-2 kilos. Category: Australian; Biography & Autobiography; Autobiography::Memoir. ISBN/EAN: 9780733628023. Inventory No: 246423. Hardcover 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: $60.00

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

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Message from an Unknwon Chinese Mother: Stories of Loss and Love

By: Xinran

Price: $12.00

Publisher: Great Britain, Chatto & Windus: 2010

Seller ID: 245592

ISBN: 0701184035

Condition: Good Condition


Message from an Unknown Chinese Mother is made up of the stories of Chinese mothers whose daughters have been wrenched from them, and also brings us the voices of some adoptive mothers from different parts of the world. These are stories which Xinran could not bring herself to tell previously - because they were too painful and close to home. In the footsteps of Xinran's Good Women of China, this is personal, immediate, full of harrowing, tragic detail but also uplifting, tender moments. Ten chapters, ten women and many stories of heartbreak, including her own: Xinran once again takes us right... View more info

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A Precocious Autobiography

By: Yevgeny Yevtushenko

Price: $15.00

Publisher: Great Britain, E.P. Dutton: 1963

Seller ID: 243480

Condition: Good Condition


126 pages. Previous owners name to top of title page. Quantity Available: 1. Shipped Weight: Under 1 kilogram. Category: Autobiography::Memoir; Biography & Autobiography; Inventory No: 243480. Hardcover View more info