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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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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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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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The Best of James Herriot: Favourite Memories of a Country Vet

By: James Herriot

Price: $20.00

Publisher: Australia, Reader's Digest: 1981

Seller ID: 242793

Condition: Good Condition


The Best of James Herriot is one of the most extraordinary volumes ever devoted to the work and world of a contemporary writer. Within its covers are unforgettable episodes from the remarkable series of memoirs that began with All Creatures Great and Small-"the ones my family and I have laughed at over the years and the ones my readers have said they most enjoyed," as Herriot, himself, put it. Yet the book is far more than a simple anthology: Its gorgeous pages also include hundreds of line drawings and color photographs, capturing Herriot's Yorkshire in a worthy complement to the writ... 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

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It Shouldn't Happen to a Vet

By: James Herriot

Price: $7.00

Publisher: London, Pan Books: 1976

Seller ID: 247203

ISBN: 0330237829

Condition: Good Condition


Lesson number one: When taking a cow's temperature the old-fashioned way, never let go of the thermometer ...Now firmly ensconced in the sleepy Yorkshire village of Darrowby, recently qualified vet James Herriot has acclimatised to life with his unpredictable colleagues, brothers Siegfried and Tristan Farnon. But veterinary practice in the 1930s was never going to be easy, and there are challenges on the horizon, from persuading his clients to let him use his 'modern' equipment, to becoming an uncle (to a pig called Nugent). Throw in his first encounters with Helen, the beautiful daughter of a... View more info

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The Way of a Man - An Autobiography

By: James K. Feibleman

Price: $25.00

Publisher: New York, Horizon Press: 1969

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 230171

ISBN: 0818002050

Condition: Very Good Condition


First few pages are a bit wrinkled 401 pages. Dust jacket has protective non adhesive covering. Illustrated with black and white photographs. Quantity Available: 1. Shipped Weight: Over 3 kilos. Category: Autobiography::Memoir; Biography & Autobiography; ISBN: 0818002050. ISBN/EAN: 9780818002052. Inventory No: 230171. This book is extra heavy, and may involve extra shipping charges to some countries. Hardcover View more info

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The Paradise Tree: An Eccentric Childhood Remembered

By: James Murray

Price: $12.00

Publisher: Australia, Allen & Unwin: 1988

Seller ID: 247681

ISBN: 0043202209

Condition: Good Condition


233 pages. Inscription to previous owner on title page. Illustrator: Verdon Morcom. Quantity Available: 1. Shipped Weight: Under 1 kilogram. Category: Autobiography::Memoir; Biography & Autobiography; ISBN: 0043202209. ISBN/EAN: 9780043202203. Inventory No: 247681. Paperback View more info

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Happy Accidents: A Memoir

By: Jane Lynch

Price: $14.00

Publisher: Australia, Fourth Estate: 2011

Seller ID: 237477

ISBN: 0007445660

Condition: Good Condition


Best-known as Glee's sharp-tongued Sue Sylvester, Jane Lynch's on-screen persona is someone that many love to hate. But when she's not prowling the corridors in Sue's shiny tracksuit, who is the real Jane Lynch and how did this Golden Globe and Emmy winner learn to channel such delicious nastiness? This is no typical Hollywood memoir of torment, grief, regret and plastic surgery. It's a simple but candid story of how a girl from Chicago came to Hollywood, overcame her demons, and finally hit the big time. Taking a good, hard look at herself, Lynch reveals that she and Sue Sylvester actually ar... View more info

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Starting from Scratch

By: Jeannette Travers

Price: $12.50

Publisher: London, Arlington: 1975

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 248900

ISBN: 0851402453

Condition: Good Condition


The endearing story of Jeannette and her unique family. How Jeannette and Tony Travers turned their Thames River island home into a mini-sanctuary for unusual wildlife - including ocelots, leopards, Malaysian fishing owls, parrots, and a polecat. 150 pages. Foxing to outer page edges. Dust jacket has rubbing, chips and tears to edges. Illustrated with black and white photographs. Quantity Available: 1. Shipped Weight: 1-2 kilos. Category: Autobiography::Memoir; Biography & Autobiography; ISBN: 0851402453. ISBN/EAN: 9780851402451. Inventory No: 248900. Hardcover View more info

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Ghosting

By: Jennie Erdal

Price: $18.00

Publisher: Great Britain, Canongate: 2004

Seller ID: 241250

ISBN: 1841955620

Condition: Very Good Condition


Totally original and difficult to classify, Ghosting is a remarkable account of one woman's life. Or to be more accurate lives. For about fifteen years Jennie Erdal had a double existence: officially she worked as a personal editor for one particular man - Tiger - but in reality she was his ghost-writer and in some mysterious sense his alter ego. During this time she wrote a great deal that appeared under his name - personal letters, novels, newspaper columns, full-length books, business correspondence. Ghosting moves from startlingly vivid evocations of an austere Scottish upbringing in Fife ... View more info

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Bonkers My Life

By: Jennifer Saunders

Price: $8.50

Publisher: Great Britain, Penguin Books:

Seller ID: 237638

ISBN: 0241967260

Condition: Very Good Condition


Jennifer Saunders' comic creations have brought joy to millions. From Comic Strip to Comic Relief, from Bolly-swilling Edina in Ab Fab to her takes on Madonna or Mamma Mia, her characters are household names.But it's Jennifer herself who has a place in all our hearts. This is her funny, moving and frankly bonkers memoir, filled with laughter, friends and occasional heartache - but never misery.BONKERS is full of riotous adventures: accidentally enrolling on a teacher training course with a young Dawn French, bluffing her way to each BBC series, shooting Lulu, trading wild faxes with Joanna Lum... View more info

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The Woman Who Fell From The Sky: My Year of Making News in Yemen

By: Jennifer Steil

Price: $12.00

Publisher: Australia, HarperCollins: 2010

Seller ID: 245631

ISBN: 0732288207

Condition: Good Condition


In the tradition of READING LOLITA IN TEHRAN and NINE PARTS OF DESIRE, a woman finds a new life - and love - running a newspaper in Yemen, where writing about taboo subjects could cost you your life. 'Western women are treated as a third sex in Yemen. this explains why my male staff often treat me with deference. to them, I am not a woman: I am a giraffe. Something alien and unclassifiable. But were a Yemeni woman to take over the paper, the same men would quit in protest ...' At a time of escalating tensions between the Middle East and the West, it's difficult to imagine a thirty-something si... View more info

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Skating To Antarctica

By: Jenny Diski

Price: $10.00

Publisher: Great Britain, Virago: 2011

Edition: Reprint

Seller ID: 241238

ISBN: 1844081516

Condition: Near Fine Condition


This strange and brilliant book recounts Jenny Diski's journey to Antarctica last year, intercut with another journey into her own heart and soul...a book of dazzling variety, which weaves disquisitions on indolence, truth, inconsistency, ambiguousness, the elephant seal, Shackleton, boredom and over and over again memory, into a sparse narrative, caustic observation and vivid description of the natural world. 240 pages. Quantity Available: 1. Shipped Weight: Under 1 kilogram. Category: Autobiography::Memoir; Biography & Autobiography; ISBN/EAN: 9781844081516. Inventory No: 241238. Paperback View more info

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High Season: A Memoir of Heroin & Hospitality

By: Jim Hearn

Price: $15.00

Publisher: Australia, Arena / Allen & Unwin: 2012

Seller ID: 240004

ISBN: 1742378412

Condition: Good Condition


High Season is the story of Jim Hearn, a working-class boy made good-and very, very bad. It's a tale about living on the edge, restaurant kitchens, drugs and addiction. And it's a story of waking up from a heroin hell to discover real love, family and success. But what happens when Jim, three young chefs and a waiter do what it takes to feed Paris Hilton and her sizeable entourage after they turn up for lunch without warning? The highs and lows of this particular day climax in an unexpected tragedy that will change Jim's life forever. Raw, unapologetic and behind-the-scenes in an utterly fasci... View more info

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The Station At Austin Downs

By: Jo Jackson King

Price: $14.00

Publisher: Sydney, ABC books: 2004

Seller ID: 241063

ISBN: 0733313787

Condition: Very Good Condition


When I was a little girl, my Dad would say to me: the sound of rain is the sound of grass growing, the sound of grass growing is the sound of coins clinking in the bank. So from very early, I loved the green months for the soft air and wet ground, the wild ducklings and the tadpoles in the creeks and the calling lambs in the paddocks: but I also loved them for bringing us money.When Jo Jackson King's family decide that they have to move to a remote station in West Australia to survive financially, she is at first reluctant to leave her childhood farm. But she soon discovers that her new life o... View more info

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The Centre Of The Bed

By: Joan Bakewell

Price: $20.00

Publisher: London, Hodder & Stoughton: 2003

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 238633

ISBN: 0340823100

Condition: Very Good Condition


The story of Joan Bakewell's life and times spans the Blitz in Manchester, Cambridge during the glittering era of Michael Frayn, Peter Hall, Jonathan Miller et al, London at its most exciting in the swinging sixties and the world of the media and the arts from the 60s to the present. As she reflects on the choices she has made and the influences that shaped her, she confronts painful childhood memories of her mother's behaviour and describes both her affair with Harold Pinter and her two marriages with remarkable honesty. Throughout she uses her own experience to explore the extraordinary chan... View more info

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Prologue - An Unconventional Life

By: Joan Brady

Price: $9.00

Publisher: London, Abacus: 1995

Seller ID: 238498

ISBN: 0349106657

Condition: Good Condition


Joan Brady grew up in California, the daughter of a blacklisted economics professor and his strong-willed, powerfully jealous wife. Dancing lessons took Joan away from the tensions between these two and she turned out to be extremely gifted. By the Age of 20 she was dancing with the most important company in the Western world, the New York City Ballet, then at the height of its artistic powers. At the crucial moment, Joan lost her confidence and so her chance at stardom. Dance had taught her discipline, technique and courage and now she needed these qualities to fight her mother, whose vengean... View more info