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Best Foot Forward

by Weir, Molly

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Published
1975
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Reprint
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9780330238564
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London: Pan, 1975 Reprint. Pbk. Very Good.
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Tales of Wealth and Marriage, Sex and Snobbery in the Gilded Age

by MacColl, Gail & Wallace, Carol McD.

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Published
2012
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1st Pbk Ed..
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9780761171959
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New York: Workman Publishing, 2012 This delightful account of how American heiresses in the post-Civil War era packed up their trunks and went husband-hunting in England demonstrates that our national infatuation with British aristocracy is nothing new. The young women had good looks and big bucks; the often debt-ridden Brits had titles, castles and a society that was "more stimulating… Read more
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To Marry an English Lord: Tales of Wealth and Marriage, Sex and Snobbery in the Gilded Age

by MacColl, Gail & Wallace, Carol McD.

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Published
1989
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9780761171959
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U.S.A.: Workman Publishing Company, 1989 From the Gilded Age until 1914, more than 100 American heiresses invaded Britannia and swapped dollars for titles - just like Cora Crawley, Countess of Grantham, the first of the Downton Abbey characters Julian Fellowes was inspired to create after reading To Marry An English Lord. Filled with vivid personalities, gossipy anecdotes, grand houses, and… Read more
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Island Wings : A Memoir

by Foster, Cecil

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Published
1998
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Uncorrected Galley Proofs
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Toronto: HarperCollins, 1998 A personal memoir beginning with his childhood in Barbados, left behind with his grandmother in the Caribbean while his parents seized the opportunity of working in England and supporting their family from afar. Cecil shares the experience of being one of the many "barrel children" waiting for packages of foodstuffs, clothing and toys while feeling the despair… Read more
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Kyrylo Os'mak- Neskorenyi Prezydent UHVR=

by Os'mak, Natalka

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Published
2008
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New
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1st Canadian Edition
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9781897431078
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Toronto: Litopys UPA, 2008 126p. illus.. 1st Canadian Edition. Softcover. New.
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Blue Remembered Hills : A Recollection

by Sutcliff,Rosemary

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Published
1988
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9780374407148
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Oxford: Oxford University Press, 1988 Moving and beautifully written autobiography of the author.Handicapped by childhood arthritis (Still's Disease) she became both an artist of fine miniatures and a renowned author of historical fiction.. Reprint.. Softcover. Near Fine.
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Shen zai xing Wai

by Chang.Ti-Sheng [Zhang Di Sheng]

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Published
1991
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1st Chinese Edition
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9787313043405
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Shanghai: Shanghai Jiaotong University Press, 1991 Biography in Chinese of an eminent Chinese doctor, a pioneer in reconstructive plastic surgery Amongst other distinctons a recipient in 2010 of the "Lifetime Achievement award of microsurgery in China" in 2010 and the "International Humanitarian Award for Plastic Surgery" issued by the American Society of Plastic Surgeons in 2012. 216p. illus [some col.]… Read more
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Birds Art Life

by Maclear, Kyo

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Published
2017
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New
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1st Canadian Edition.
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9780385687515
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Toronto: Doubleday Canada, 2017 " A writers search for inspiration, beauty, and solace leads her to birds in this intimate and exuberant meditation on creativity and lifea field guide to things small and significant.-When it comes to birds, Kyo Maclear isnt seeking the exotic. Rather she discovers joy in the seasonal birds that find their way into view in city… Read more
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Pyeonghwa uilyu Salanghan-eun

by Moon Sun-myung [Sun Myung Moon]

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Published
2009
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New
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1st Korean Edition
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9788934933755
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Ilpan: Kim Youngsa / Gimmyung, 2009 Autobiography of the " Rev. Sun Myung Moon, the Korean evangelist, businessman and self-proclaimed messiah who built a religious movement - the Unnification Church- notable for its mass weddings, fresh-faced proselytizers and links to vast commercial interests" 383p New with original "obi" band. ,. 1st Korean Edition. French Wraps. New.
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Stranger In The Plumed Hat : A Memoir

by Karafilly,Irena [Friedman]

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Published
2000
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ARC/Advance Reading Copy
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9780670892945
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Toronto: Viking Canada, 2000 "Uncorrected and unpublished proof" Irena F. Karafilly's memoir is a poignant account of how the person closest to us can become a total stranger. Nominated for a Drainie-Taylor Award, The Stranger in the Plumed Hat charts the progression of the author's elderly mother's affliction with Alzheimer's, documenting how the devastating neuro-degenerative disorder disrupts her memory, judgment,… Read more
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Um Kotchu De Memorias

by Monteiro De Macedo Sanka [Ana Sanka

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Published
2014
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Fine
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1st Canadian Edition
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9780993697104
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Toronto, 2014 159p. illus Inscription on title page, else as new [Not found in WorldCar] . Signed by Author. 1st Canadian Edition. French Wraps. Fine.
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Spilling the Beans

by Wright, Clarissa Dickson

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Published
2007
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1st Pbk Edition
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9780340933886
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London: Hodder & Stoughton, 2007 As a child, Clarissa Dickson Wright was surrounded by wealth and privilege. Her mother was an Australian heiress, her father a brilliant surgeon to the Royal family. But he was also a tyrannical and violent drunk who used to beat her and force her to eat rotten food. When her adored mother died suddenly, Clarissa… Read more
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The Wedgwood Circle 1730-1897 : Four Generations of a Family and Their Friends

by Wedgwood, Barbara & Wedgwood, Hensleigh

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Published
1980
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Near Fine
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First Thus
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9780898600384
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Eastview Editions, 1980 "In the centuries since the first Josiah Wedgwood (1730-1795) founded the famous pottery in Staffordshire, Wedgwood wares have become an English institution and the achievements of the family have passed into legend. Now, in this brilliantly detailed composite biography, Barbara and Hensleigh Wedgwood have given the legend a face - or rather, many faces, - as they… Read more
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The Wedgwood Circle 1730-1897 : Four Generations of a Family and Their Friends

by Wedgwood, Barbara & Wedgwood, Hensleigh

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Published
1980
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Very Good
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First Thus.
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9780029902301
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Toronto: Collier Macmillan Canada, 1980 "In the centuries since the first Josiah Wedgwood (1730-1795) founded the famous pottery in Staffordshire, Wedgwood wares have become an English institution and the achievements of the family have passed into legend. Now, in this brilliantly detailed composite biography, Barbara and Hensleigh Wedgwood have given the legend a face - or rather, many faces, -… Read more
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Eric Ambler

by Lewis Peter

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Published
1990
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1st US Ed..
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9780826404442
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New York: Continuum, 1990 Eric Ambler is widely regarded as one of the most important thriller writers of the twentieth century. In the 1930s he set out to give respectability to a genre that he rightly recognized to be in desperate need from its status as pulp fiction. With six novels published between 1936 and 1940, Ambler laid the foundations… Read more
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Man-Eater of Punanai: A Journey of Discovery to the Jungles of Old Ceylon

by Ondaatje, Christopher

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Published
1992
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Fine
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1st Can Ed.
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9780002157476
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Toronto: HarperCollins, 1992 The story of a return visit to his ancestral home in Ceylon , his memories of his father, and the tale of the man-eating leopard that terrorized the village Punanai in the early part of this century. inscription "To Michael" by the author on the title page. 205p. illus. Signed by Author. 1st Can Ed.. Hardcover. Fine/Fine.… Read more
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Blond China Doll: A Shanghai Interlude, 1939-1953

by Headley, Hannelore Heinemann

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Published
2004
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First Edition
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9780973580303
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St.Catherines. ON: Blond China Doll Enterprises, 2004 "Hannelore 's story begins in Berlin on the night of November 9, 1938 .. Kristallnacht ... ..her German-Jewish family fled for a safe haven from the terrot of the Nazis and the impendign Holocaust. Their destination : the port city of Shanghai ... by 1951 Shanghai had become politically dangerous under the Communists… Read more
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Georgette Heyer

by Kloester, Jennifer

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2013
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Sourcebooks, 2013 Who was the real Georgette Heyer? Who was this amazing writer who was so secretive about her personal life that she never gave an interview? Where did she get her ideas? Were there real-life models for her ultra-manly heroes, independent-minded heroines, irascible guardians, and clever villains? What motivated her to build a Regency worldso intricately researched that readers… Read more
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The World in Flames: A Black Boyhood in a White Supremacist Doomsday Cult

by Walker, Jerald

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Published
2016
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1st US Edition.
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9780807027509
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Boston: Beacon Press, 2016 A memoir of growing up with blind, African-American parents in a segregated cult preaching the imminent end of the world... finds not only confusing but terrifying...the underpinning tenet of theoforldwide Church of God was that its members were divinely chosen and all others would soon perish in rivers of flames... When the 1975 end-time prophecy… Read more
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Victorian Sisters

by Taylor, Ina

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Published
1987
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1st.US Ed..
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9780917561344
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Bethesda.MD: Adler & Adler, 1987 "The remarkable Macdonald women and the great men they inspired" Biographies of the sisters who becames the wives and mothers of a remarkable array of talented Victorians. Alice - wife of John Lockwood Kipling and mother of Rudyard; Agnes, wife of Sir Edward Poynter; Georgina, wife of Sir Edward Burne-Jones; Louisa, wife of Alfred Baldwin… Read more
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