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The Journal of Hélène Berr
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The Journal of Hélène Berr

By Berr, Helene

Toronto: McClelland & Stewart, 2008 Not since The Diary of Anne Frank has there been such a book as this: The joyful but ultimately heartbreaking journal of a young Jewish woman in occupied Paris, now being published for the first time, 63 years after her death in a Nazi concentration camp. Translated from the French by David Bellos with an introduction and an essay by David Bellos and an afterwords by Mariette Job. 304p. maps. illus. index. 1st Canadian Edition. Hardcover. As New/As New.

$15.00

Period Piece

By Raverat,Gwen (Gwendolyn Mary Darwin])

New York: W.W.Norton, 1952 Charming and engrossing biography of a young girl growing up in late Victorian Cambridge, with entertaining vignettes, in both descriptions and drawings, off various members of the remarkable Darwin and Wedgwood families.282p. Ill. 1st.US Edition.. Hard Cover. Very Good/Good with slight chips & Tear. Illus. by Gwen Raverat.

$20.00

French Fried: The Culinary Capers Of An American In Paris
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French Fried: The Culinary Capers Of An American In Paris

By Rochefort, Harriet Welty

New York: Thomas Dunne Books, 2001 The author of "French Toast" tells the rocky, and very funny, tale of how she, an American raised on milk and beef, learned to appreciate food a la Francaise. Rochefort takes readers into French "hypermarkets", to wine tastings, to bakeries and cooking classes and invites all to join her for a typical Sunday lunch in the country (seven course), and reveals a few of her family's cherished recipes. 292p. bibliogpahy. 1st US Edition.. Hardcover. As New/As New.

$17.50

Anu Ptak Nezazpival = And No Birds Sang

By Mowat, Farley

Prague: Naser Vojsko, 1983 Translation into Czech by Michaela & Zdenelk Storchovi of " And no Birds Sang" first published in Canada 1979. "In this autobiographical book relating his own war experiences....he reconstructs the course of the invasion of allied troops in Sicily and Italy, known under the code name Operation Husky...This is the true account of what the author saw as a young infantryman in July 1942 " Afterword by Karel Kostal. 262p. [Only 2 copies in WordCat]. 1st CZECH EDITION. Hardcover. Fine/Very Good, Slight Chips & Tear.

$30.00

The Journey's Echo - Selections from Freya Stark

By Stark, Freya

London: John Murray., 1963 Foreword by Lawrence Durrell . 1st.UK Ed... Hard Cover. Fine/Very Good, Price Clipped.

$20.00

Cooking as Fast as I Can: A Chef's Story of Family, Food, and Forgiveness
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Cooking as Fast as I Can: A Chef's Story of Family, Food, and Forgiveness

By Cora, Cat

New York: Scribners, 2015 Filter Results Shipping Eligible for Free Shipping Expedited Shipping Available Item Condition Seller Rating Other Options Change Currency + Add to Wishlist Browse Related Subjects Biography & Autobiography > Women Biography & Autobiography > Personal Memoirs Biography & Autobiography > Culinary Women cooks United States Feminine Remarkably candid, compulsively readable, renowned chef Cat Cora's no-holds-barred memoir on Southern life, Greek heritage, same sex marriage, and the meals that have shaped her memories. Before she became a celebrated chef, Cathy Cora was just a girl from Jackson, Mississippi, where days were slow and every meal was made from scratch. Her passion for the kitchen started in her home, where she spent her days internalizing the dishes that would form the cornerstone of her cooking philosophy incorporating her Greek heritage and Southern upbringing--from crispy fried chicken and honey-drenched biscuits to spanakopita. But outside the kitchen, Cat's life was volatile. In Cooking as Fast as I Can, Cat Cora reveals, for the first time, coming-of-age experiences from early childhood sexual abuse to the realities of life as a lesbian in the deep South. She shares how she found her passion in the kitchen and went on to attend the prestigious Culinary Institute of America and apprentice under Michelin star chefs in France. After her big break as a co-host on the Food Network's Melting Pot, Cat broke barriers by becoming the first-ever female Iron Chef. Cooking as Fast as I Can chronicles the difficulties and triumphs Cora experienced on the path to becoming a chef. She writes movingly about how she found courage and redemption in the dark truths of her past and about how she found solace in the kitchen and work, how her passion for cooking helped her to overcome hardships and ultimately find happiness at home and became a wife and a mother to four boys. Above all, this is an utterly engrossing story about the grit and grace it takes to achieve your dreams. 250p. . 1st US Edition. Hardcover. As New/New.

$20.00

Madame De Stael

By D'Andlau, B [ Beatrix, Comtesse d'Andlau]

Coppet, Switzerland, 1975 Biography translated from French by Georges Soloviaff. 97p. Colour plates tipped in.Owner inscription on ffep states "Purchased Coppet, 1985" else fine. Reprint. French Wraps. Near Fine.

$15.00

The incredible Mrs. Chadwick: The most notorious woman of her age
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The incredible Mrs. Chadwick: The most notorious woman of her age

By Crosbie, John S

Toronto: McGraw-Hill Ryerson, 1975 Cassie Chadwick ( one of Betsy Bigley's several names) was a woman of many talents, and she used them all in an extraordinary career. She was entrepreneur, forger, clairvoyant, prostitute and society lady. The railroad worker's daughter from Eastwood, Ontario was born on a farm in 1857 and died in jail in 1907, and in between became one of the most famous women of North America. She achieved her greatest social glory as the wife of a wealthy Cleveland doctor. Her fantastic lifestyle was financed by an ever widening spiral of loans, promisory notes and forgeries drawn on banks from New York city to Oberlin, Ohio and when her financial empire collapsed the shock waves reverberated through the banking world. Some of the greatest financiers in America found themselves mentioned at Mrs. Chadwick's trial.... 240p.plates.. 1st Canadian Edition.. Hardcover. Good > Very Good/Very Good.

$10.00

Lives of Mothers and Daughters: Growing up with Alice Munro

By Munro, Sheila

Toronto: McClelland & Stewart, 2001 "So much of what I think I know - and I think I know more about my mother’s life than almost any daughter could know - is refracted through the prism of her writing. Such is the power of her fiction that sometimes it even feels as though I’m living inside an Alice Munro story." The millions of people around the world who read Alice Munro’s work are enthralled by her insight into the human heart. Consider, then, what it would be like to have a mother who was so all-knowing. Worse, if that mother were world-famous as you were growing up and trying to make your own way as a writer, while you yourself followed in her footsteps, raising a family and trying to write on the side. That is Sheila Munro’s dilemma, and it gives this book special fascination for anyone interested in their own relationship with their own mother, or their own daughter. This book is, in effect, an intimate, affectionate biography of Alice Munro. It describes in a way that only a close relative could, the details of the family background. We follow the family history from the Laidlaws who left Scotland in the early 19th century, to Alice Munro’s birth in 1931, her early years and marriage all the way to the current family, including Alice Munro’s grandchildren. One of the many fascinations of the book is that faithful readers of Alice’s work ....will find constant echoes of settings, situations, and characters that occur in her fiction. So this book is not only a fascinating biography of Alice Munro, it also provides an informative commentary to the stories we all know. ...writer... richly embellished with scores of family photographs. 272p. illus.index.. 1st Canadian Edition.. Hardcover. As New/As New.

$20.00

Beatrix Potter's Letters

By Potter, Beatrix [Taylor, Judy]

London: Frederick Warne & Co, 1989 Selected and introduced by Judy Taylor. Beatrix Potter achieved considerable prominence as a children's book author in her own lifetime but she always shunned publicity. However she was a prolific letter-writer and Judy Taylor presents in this book over 400 letters that reveal the observant, energetic, affectionate and humorous personality that Beatrix Potter kept hidden from her public.480p. illlus.index. 1st Pbk.. Softcover. Near Fine.

$20.00

Christopher and His Kind 1929-1939

By Isherwood, Christopher

New York: Farrar,Strauss & Giroux, 1977 Includes accounts of his experiences in Greece (c. 1933) on an island off Euboea with Frances King and his friends.(pp 133-146) which was fictionalized in "Down There on a Visit" Marked on ffep with stamp from a college book sale. Reprint. Hard Cover. Near Fine/Very Good, Price Clipped.

$20.00

Christopher and His Kind 1929-1939

By Isherwood, Christopher

New York: Farrar,Strauss & Giroux, 1977 Includes accounts of his experiences in Greece (c. 1933) on an island off Euboea with Frances King and his friends.(pp 133-146) which was fictionalized in "Down There on a Visit". Reprint. Hard Cover. Near Fine/No Jacket.

$20.00

To School Through the Fields : An Irish Country Childhood

By Taylor, Alice

New York: St. Martin's Press, 1994 If ever a writer has captured the colors, the rhythms, the rich, bittersweet emotion of a time gone by, it is Alice Taylor. Her tales of childhood in rural Ireland transcend their landscape, which explains why, on its initial publication in 1989 it became the biggest bestseller in Ireland's history. 151p. Name of previous owner inside front cover, else fine.. Re-issue. Softcover. Near Fine.

$8.00

Gustav Mahler / Vzpominky

By Mahlerova, Alma

Prague: Nakladatelstvi Paseka, 2001 Translated from German by Alena Jakubícková . 200p. Paper a little age toned, else fine [Only 3 copies listed in Worldcat]. First Thus. Hardcover. Near Fine/Fine.

$30.00

Jane Austen (Penguin Lives)
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Jane Austen (Penguin Lives)

By Shields, Carol

New York: A Lipper/Viking Book, 2001 Carol Shields explores the life of a writer whose own novels have engaged and delighted readers for the past two hundred years. In Jane Austen , Shields follows this superb and beloved novelist from her early family life in Steventown to her later years in Bath, her broken engagement, and her intense relationship with her sister Cassandra. She reveals both the very private woman and the acclaimed author behind the enduring classics Sense and Sensibility , Pride and Prejudice , and Emma . With its fascinating insights into the writing process ..[this] magnificent biography of Jane Austen is also a compelling meditation on how great fiction is created.185p. 1st US Edition. Hardcover. As New/As New.

$12.50

Ringing the Changes : An Autobiography

By De La Roche, Mazo

Toronto: Macmillan of Canada, 1957 Mazo de la Roche was once Canada’s best-known writer, loved by millions of readers around the world. Her Jalna series is filled with unforgettable characters who come to life for her readers, but she herself was secretive about her own life and tried to escape the public attention fame brought. In this memoir, de la Roche describes her childhood and her relationship with her cousin and life-long companion, Caroline Clement. She confesses her personal connection with her troubled character Finch Whiteoak and details her romantic struggles. Ringing the Changes is the closest view we have of Mazo de la Roche’s innermost thoughts and the private life she usually kept hidden.304p.plates.An exceptionally fresh crisp copy - looks unread. 1st.Can Ed... Hard Cover. As New/Fine.

$40.00

After I Was Sixty : A Chapter of Autobiography [Hardcover] by Thomson, Roy H.
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After I Was Sixty : A Chapter of Autobiography [Hardcover] by Thomson, Roy H.

By Thomson, Roy

Toronto: Thomas Nelson and Sons, 1975 Autobographical acount of his move to Scotland, his successful takover of the British Press to eventually become enobled as Lord Thomson of Fleet. 234p.indexxplates.. 1st Canadian Edition.. Hardcover. Fine/Fine.

$20.00

Tea and Pomegranates : A Memoir of Food, Family and Kashmir
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Tea and Pomegranates : A Memoir of Food, Family and Kashmir

By Sheikh, Nazneen [Sadiq, Nazneen]

Toronto: Penguin Canada, 2007 Nazneen Sheikh has lived among the kings and queens of Mughal food—- n fact, they're family. Through tales of her Kashmiri relatives and the wonderful meals they have shared together, she brings alive the food-mad history and enduring culture of the Mughal people. Pink tea served in a samovar by her grandmother, a gift of wild black mushrooms from her matinee-idol uncle, her aunt Khush's secret recipe for Kashmiri hareesa,the sight, smell and taste of these and other delicacies infuse Nazneen's memories of her childhood. From entertaining Pakistani cabinet ministers to feasting to end Ramadan and picnicking in the countryside, Tea and Pomegranates is a culinary delight. In ten chapters, each accompanied by a rare and delicious Mughal recipe, Nazneen invites us to enjoy a banquet that starts at the break of day and ends at night. As captivating as a novel, this unique memoir takes the reader on a fascinating journey into a culture that never fails to celebrate the rich possibilities of food, life and love..197p. illus. map. Donor inscription on ffep ( with a note from the same donor laid in ) else fine.. 1st Canadian Edition.. French Wraps. Near Fine.

$15.00

Deadly Innocence
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Deadly Innocence

By Burnside, Scott & Cairns, Alan

New York: Warner Books, 1995 "I'm the solo creep, I make the girls weep; Acting out my crimes while others sleep. --rap lyrics from Paul Bernardo's planned debut album, "Deadly Innocence". At their wedding they ate pheasant and sipped champagne. At home they taped the brutal sexual assaults of young women, including that of the bride's own fifteen-year-old sister, who died following the ordeal. A picture-perfect couple, Paul Bernardo and Karla Homolka lived out an orgy of sex, murder, and mayhem, holding their community hostage with terror. This is the real story of this most sensational rape and murder case. Chronicling Paul Bernardo's rise from childhood to become the suspected Scarborough Rapist--a handsome predator of young women [and] how Karla Homolka fell for him and helped him act out his perverse fantasies. Here are the devastating details and the never before published inside accounts of a reign of terror worse than any violent Hollywood spectacle--one that left at least three schoolgirls dead and a nation ... ' 564p. plates . First Edition. Pbk. Near Fine.

$5.00

Il Santo Cappucino Di Toronto : La Vita Di P. Luigi d Lavanga

By Pautasso, Luigi

Toronto: Pal's Books, 1990 Biography in Italian of Father Louis della Vagna. [Luigi di Lavagna] Capuchin Friar, pastor of St. Mary's Church, Toronto, 1856-1857. 180p. illus bibliography. [NO copies in WorldCat]. Signed by Author. 1st Canadian Edition.. Softcover. As New.

$35.00

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