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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

King James VI & I

By Willson, David Harris

London: Jonathan Cape, 1962. Biography of a "most interesting monarch, who was a baffling combination of learning and pedantry, shrewdness and folly, lofty aspirations and contemptable practice and whose interests included theology, natural history, poetry and witchcraft, not to mention hunting . a man of intelligence whose abilities were vitiated by serious defects of character" 480p. illus. notes index. Owner inscription on ffep, else near fine.. Reprint.. Hardcover. Very Good/Good.

$21.00

Bodley Head Monographs : Lewis Caroll, E.Nesbit, Howard Pyle

By Green, Roger Lancelyn; Bell, Anthea & Nesbitt, Elizabeth

London: Bodley Head, 1968. "The Bodley Head Monographs are short, critical accounts of the life and work of outstanding writers for children. The three Monographs reprinted in this volume are devoted to three very different authors: Lewis Carroll - an Oxford don; E. Nesbit - a would-be poet who began to write stories in order to support her family; Howard Pyle - the first important American writer and illustrator for children, whose work is perhaps not as well known as it should be outside his own country. Roger Lancelyn Green has been a lifelong student of Lewis Carroll's work and has edited his Diaries; Anthea Bell, the daughter of Adrian Bell, belongs to the third generation of those who as children enjoyed E. Nesbit's family stories; Elizabeth Nesbitt is a distinguished American librarian, lecturer and critic, and co-author of A Critical History of Children's Literature. 219p, bibliographies. . Revised Edition. Hardcover. Fine/Near Fine.

$22.50

Sawdust Castles : A Memoir

By Khan, Omar

Karachi, Pakistan: BBCL Publications, 2016. "Sawdust Castles has its roots in the forced migration of the author's parents when India and Pakistan were partitioned in 1947. It is a story abiout the experiences of a family who abandoned the place Bareilly, India, where their cultural identity had flourished for centuies. It is a narrative of the many miseries inflicted upon them by migration, and the pain of their crippled hopes and fractured dreams, the undignified circumstanes they endured and the sufferings they braved as as they struggled to survive in Pakistan. 330p. plates Author inscription [The author became an actor, playwright, TV producer as well as a respected international banker wwho now lives in Toronto] . Signed by Author. First Edition. Hardcover. New/New.

$75.00

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

Ask Sir James : Life of Sir James Reid, for 20 Years Personal Physician to Queen Victoria

By Reid, Michaela

London,: Hodder & Stoughton, 1987. A fascinating biograohy Sir James Reid, personal physician to Queen Victoria well illustrated with contemporary photographs of the family and royal household.r 315p.illus, Glossary index. 1st UK Edition.. Hard Cover. Near Fine/Fine.

$15.00

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

Women Pioneers of Saskatchewan

By Rider, Celeste D.[ed]

Regina SK: Saskatchewan Genealogical Society, 200. Short biographies of some of the hardy women who settled in Western Canada .Issued in commemoratiion of the 40th. Anniversaty of the Saskatchewan Genealogical Society, 1969--2009. 578p illus. bibliography, index. . 1st Can Ed. Hardcover. As New.

$95.00

Bookends: Two Women, One Enduring Friendship
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Bookends: Two Women, One Enduring Friendship

By Rostenberg, Leona & Stern, Madeline B.

New York: Free Press, 2001. The rare book dealers who delighted readers with the history of their bookselling days in "Old Books, Rare Friends" now offer the other side of their story--an intimate look at the joys of a relationship that has lasted more than half a century. When their friendship and business partnership began in the 1940s, Leona Rostenberg and Madeleine Stern were pioneers in a man's world. Now approaching their nineties, the duo, who- among their many discoveries -unearthed Louisa May Alcott"s pseudonymous blood-and-thunder stories, remains a vibrant institution in the rare book trade, even as the Internet changes their field--and their community--forever. 246p. plates index. Remainder mark, else as new. 1st.US Edition. Hard Cover. As New/As New.

$15.00

The King's Grace 1910-1935

By Buchan, John [Lord Tweedsmuir]

London: Hodder & Stoughton, 1935. Written at the time of the King's Jubilee celebrations in 1935 "This book is not a biography of King George, but an attempt to provide a picture and some slight interpretation of his reign, with the Throne as the continuing thing through an epoch of unprecedented change." John Buchan (who was also enobled as Lord Tweedsmuir and became Goveronor General of Canada in 1935), An exceptionally clean,crisp copy of the first printing, April 1935, in a handsome cream cloth cover witth gilt titles etc. in original price clipped dj (somewahat age toned) 285p. col. frontispiece +50 pages of photographs.index.. 1st UK Edition. Hardcover. Fine/Very Good, Price Clipped.

$45.00

Running in the Family

By Ondaatje, Michael

Toronto: McClelland & Stewart, 1982. A memoir of his family background in Sri Lanka 207p. maps on endpapers . 1st Can Ed. Hardcover. Fine/Fine.

$15.00

Edward Lear : The Life of a Wanderer

By Noakes, Vivien

London: Fontana/Collins, 1979. First Pbk.Ed... Soft Cover. Very Good.

$10.00

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