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Blond China Doll: A Shanghai Interlude, 1939-1953

By Headley, Hannelore Heinemann

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 .., and her family were forced to leave ... It is the story of a young girl duting a time imposed by war, politics and desperation" Memoir of noted St. Catherine's bookseller, her father was famous Montreal bookseller, Heinz Heinemann. 224p. illus . Signed by Author. First Edition. Softcover. New.

$40.00

The Backwoods of Canada
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The Backwoods of Canada

By Traill, Catharine Parr

Toronto: Penguin Canada, 2006. "Catharine Parr Traill’s The Backwoods of Canada, first published in 1836, gives an intimate and vivid picture of life in the bush country of Upper Canada. The series of letters that make up the book cover a period of two and half years. Though most were originally written to her mother, the letters were later compiled and published for an intended audience of future female emigrants. Traill’s account of life in the New World is cheerful and buoyant despite the hardships she relays—from the three-month journey to Upper Canada by ship to settling in the bush near Peterborough, Ontario. The letters offer remarkable insight into the skills a well-suited woman might be expected to learn, but the lasting appeal of her work is due to her astute observations of changing notions of class and economy, which reached well beyond her stated audience. Traill typified a new type of woman - the pioneer -and contributed much to an emerging understanding of Canada and Canadian identity. ." Reissued as a Penguin Classic with an introduction by Camilla Gibb. Reissue. Hardcover. New/New.

$25.00

My Turn to Make the Tea

By Dickens, Monica

London: Michael Joseph, 1951. Monica Dickens was the great grand-daughter of Charles Dickens and inherited some of his skill at describing eccentric characters. My Turn to Make the Tea is the third semi-autobiographical book by the British author Monica Dickens. First published in 1951 by Michael Joseph, the book relates Dickens' time working as a junior reporter ...in the fictional town of Downingham.... but in real life Dickens worked for the Hertfordshire Express in Hitchin in Hertfordshire. Dickens relates living in Bury Road in Downingham with a music school at the bottom of the road. In reality her lodgings were located in Highbury Road which still has the North Herts Music School at the end of the road. The book is important for revealing the obstacles faced by many early women reporters in the world of journalism. 224p.. 1st UK Edition. Hardcover. Very Good/Very Good, Slight Chips & Tear.

$15.00

Remembering George Harrison - 10 Years Later

By Life

Des Moines IA: Time Books, 2011. Commemorative issue on the anniversary of the death of George Harrison illustrating his life during and after his career with the Beatles. 122p.Illus.. 1st US Edition. Softcover. As New.

$12.50

Mick Jagger : The Singer Not the Song

By Marks-Highwater, J (Jamake Mamake)

Toronto: Popular Library, 1973. bBiography of the early career of Mick Jagger and the Rolling Stones. 189p. plates. Text tight, clean and unmarkes, cover with a some scuffing along spine and wraps slightly crumpled.. 1st.Can Ed... Pbk. Very Good.

$12.50

My Life

By Duncan, Isadora

London: Sphere Books., 1988. "The passionate autobiography of Isadora Duncan, who dared to display her nude body,her beautiful love children, her scandalous affairs as proud fulfillments of her womanhood " (This edition a tie-in to the movie starring Vanessa Redgrave as Isadora ) Pbk. 255p.. Pbk.. Very Good.

$5.00

Memories & Opinions: An Unfinished Autobiography

By Q [Quiller-Couch, Arthur Thomas]

Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, 1945. Brief biographical account of his childhood in Cornwall and his education at Oxford. Edited with an introduction by S.C.Roberts. 106p. index f Date note by previous owner on ffep..light foxing. Dj repaired and now in a plastic sleeve. 1st UK Edition. Hardcover. Good/Fair (Torn Parts repaired).

$7.50

My Life

By Duncan, Isadora

New York: Liveright., 1970. "The passionate autobiography of Isadora Duncan, who dared to display her nude body,her beautiful love children, her scandalous affairs as proud fulfillments of her womanhood " (This copy a pbk.reprint of the 1927 edition with the original photographs ) Includes chapters on her life in Greece Pbk. 255p. Condition : V.Good. Facsimile Reprint. Soft Cover. Very Good.

$10.00

Elizabeth the Great

By Jenkins, Elizabeth

London: Victor Gollancz, 1950. 336p. plates bibliography index First edition ,3rd reprint Neat tight copy, but paper age toned name of previous owner on title page. Hardcover. Very Good/Very Good, Slight Chips & Tear.

$10.00

The Life and Times of the Thunderbolt Kid
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The Life and Times of the Thunderbolt Kid

By Bryson, Bill

Toronto: Doubleday Canada, 2006. "From one of the most beloved and best selling authors in the English language, a vivid,nostalgic and utterly hilarious memoirs of growing up in the 1950's" (or - The delights of childhood in Des Moines, Iowa) 272p. illus bibliography illuS. endpapers.. 1st Can Ed.. Hardcover. Near Fine/Near Fine.

$15.00

Elizabeth the Great A Biography

By Jenkins, Elizabeth

New York: Coward McCann, 1950. 349p. plates bibliography index. Book Club (BCE/BOMC). Hardcover. Very Good/Very Good, Slight Chips & Tear.

$10.00

Enjoy! A Celebration of Jennifer Paterson: A Tribute to a Fat Lady by Her Friends
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Enjoy! A Celebration of Jennifer Paterson: A Tribute to a Fat Lady by Her Friends

By Sinclair-Stevenson, Christopher

London: Headline, 2000. Noisy, jolly, fun, acerbic—the late Jennifer Paterson had a legion of friends and admirers. From her job as a cook for the Spectator, where she was famously sacked for throwing the dishes out the window, to her phenomenal success as half of the "Two Fat Ladies" duo, Jennifer roared through life—riotous and rude in equal parts—endearing herself to all who knew her. Here, friends, colleagues, and fellow cooks, including A.N. Wilson, Clarissa Dickson Wright, and Peter Ackroyd, write about Jennifer as they knew her: an energetic promoter of no-nonsense cooking, a hilarious social companion, a hugely successful television personality, and a kind friend. 223p. plates . Library book sale stamp, else as new.. 1st UK Edition. Hardcover. Very Good/Fine.

$10.00

All My Edens: A Gardener's Memoir

By Welsh, Pat

San Francisco: Chronicle Books, 1996. In an appealing narrative style reminiscent of the writings of M.F.K. Fisher and Vita Sackville-West, this beguiling memoir takes readers on a stroll through the many gardens which acclaimed writer Pat Welsh has cultivated and loved. Accompanied by a wonderful array of vintage photos, excerpts from letters, and other memorabilia, All My Edens also includes a wealth of practical advice for gardening enthusiasts. 86 halftone photos & illustrations.. 1st US.. Hardcover. As New/No Jacket.

$15.00

Russian Album
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Russian Album

By Ignatieff,Michael

London: Penguin, 1987. Story of the aristocratic Ignatieff family in Imperial Russia, and their life after the revolution.191p. illus.Index. Reprint. Pbk. Good - Very Good.

$5.00

Spilling the Beans
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Spilling the Beans

By Wright, Clarissa Dickson

London: Hodder & Stoughton, 2009. 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 fell into a mind-numbing decade of wild overindulgence that eventually cost her entire fortune. After a long, hard road to recovery, Clarissa finally faced her demons and turned to the one thing that had always brought her joy: cooking. Now at last she has found sobriety and peace, and her TV parternship with the beloved late Jennifer Paterson as the Two Fat Ladies brought her fame and success. With stark honesty and brilliant wit, this is Clarissa’s own story of a life lived to extremes. 336p. illus.. Reeprint. Softcover. Very Good.

$7.50

Stepping Into the Spotlight

By Weir, Molly

London: Arrow, 1975. With sparkling Scottish warmth and humour Molly Weir recreates the harsh years of ration books, points and coupons, the ITMA years.8.00. Reprint.. Pbk. Fine.

$8.00

Long Live the King: George V - King and Emperor. Prince and Sovereign - Edward VIII

By Acland, Eric & Bartlett, Ernest H.

Toronto: John C. Winston Company, 1936. Declared as an "authentic account of King George V and King Edward VIII" from a Canadian perspective. The rose tinted imperialism of the final paragraph "No Prince ever won his spurs more gallantly on the field , nor bore a brighter shield or banner through the hills and valleys of peace , than this Liege Lord, Edward VIII" was soon followed by the Abdication! Well illustrated with contemporary photographs. 373p. Clean tight copy, minor shelf wear. 1st Canadian Edition.. Decorative Cloth. Very Gook.

$10.00

Sprightly Running: Part of an Autobiography

By Wain, John

London: Macmillan, 1962. Includes an acocunt of his schooldays on Stoke-on-Trent on the 1930'.s. (and running the gauinttlest of the local bullies) 276p... 1st UK Edition. Hardcover. Fine/Fina.

$20.00

Hills of Home

By Fraser, Amy Stewart

London: Routledge & Kegan Paul, 1985. The author lived as a girl at Glen Gaim, near Balmoral. and re-creates the life of those days C 1890 and after) as accurately as a photograph. 1st Pbk Ed... Softcover. Near Fine.

$8.00

Edward Lear : The Life of a Wanderer

By Noakes, Vivien

London: Collins, 1968. 359p, illus. bibliography, index. Map on endpapers. 1st UK Ed. Hardcover. Fine/Near Fine - Price Clipped.

$30.00

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