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The House of Mitford

by Jonathan; Catherine Guinness Guinness

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April 1, 2005
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9780753818039
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The classic story of one of the twentieth century's most extraordinary families. Among the six daughters and one son born to David, second Lord Redesdale, and his wife Sydney were Nancy, the novelist and historian; Diana, who married fascist leader Sir Oswald Mosley; Unity, friend of Hitler; Jessica, who became a communist and then an investigative journalist; and Deborah, Duchess of… Read more
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Edward Thomas was perhaps the most beguiling and influential of First World War poets. Now All Roads Lead to France is an account of his final five years, centred on his extraordinary friendship with Robert Frost and Thomas's fatal decision to fight in the war. The book also evokes an astonishingly creative moment in English literature, when London was a… Read more
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On an icy morning in Paris in January 1943, 230 French women resisters were rounded up from the Gestapo detention camps and sent on a train to Auschwitz--the only train, in the four years of German occupation, to take women of the Resistance to a death camp. The youngest was a schoolgirl of 15, the eldest a farmer's wife of… Read more
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Nellie Cashman (1845-1925) was an irrepressibly courageous adventurer and pioneer. Born in Ireland, she came to Boston with her family to escape the terrible famine there. When she heard of the gold mining, she moved west. She traveled to San Francisco by steamship via Panama only to be lured north by the promise of gold and for thirty years she… Read more
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Kitchen Confidential: Adventures in the Culinary Underbelly

by Anthony Bourdain

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2000-05
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Good
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5th printing
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9781582340821
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Sound clean hc in DJ. 5th printing. Light edge wear. Extra photos on request. New York Chef Tony Bourdain gives away secrets of the trade in his wickedly funny, inspiring memoir/expose. Kitchen Confidential reveals what Bourdain calls "twenty-five years of sex, drugs, bad behavior and haute cuisine." Last summer, The New Yorker published Chef Bourdain's shocking, "Don't Eat Before Reading… Read more
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John Bonham

by Mick Bonham

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March 1, 2006
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9781904915119
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217pp. In 1980, John Bonham, considered one of the greatest drummers of all time, died under tragic circumstances. Two months later, a simple letter signed by fellow band members Robert Plant, Jimmy Page, and John Paul Jones stated that Bonham could not be replaced. After nine multi-million-selling albums and record-breaking world tours, Led Zeppelin came to an abrupt and premature… Read more
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My Dark Places

by James Ellroy

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Published
1996
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Good+
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9780712675888
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Signed by the author on the full title page. Sound clean hc in unclipped dust jacket. Nonfiction autobiographical writing about the unsolved murder of the author's mother in 1958, when James Ellroy was 10 years old, his mother's body was found in a run-down town near Los Angeles. The murderer was never found; the case remains unsolved. This remarkable book--part… Read more
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Roald Dahl: A Biography

by Jeremy Treglown

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Published
1994
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Good+
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9780374251307
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Sound clean hc in unclipped DJ.
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Eric Gill: Man of Flesh and Spirit

by Malcolm Yorke

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Published
1982
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9780094648500
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Bottom edge corner crease to wrap cover. Photo on request. Sound clean copy.
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T E Lawrence

by Liddell Hart

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Published
1934
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second impression hardcover no dust jacket
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T E Lawrence Letters to his Biographers

by T E Lawrence, Robert Graves and Liddell Hart

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Published
1963
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Sound clean hc in clean price clipped DJ. Photos on request
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Quin Kola : Tom Payne's Search for Gold

by Alice V Payne

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Published
2000
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Very Good
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9780968664605
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The biography of Tom Payne, one of the last independent prospectors. 214 pages.
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The Paper Garden: Mrs. Delany Begins Her Life's Work at 72

by Molly Peacock

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2010-10-12
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9780771070334
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Mary Granville Pendarves Delany [1700-1788] was the witty, beautiful, and talented daughter of a minor branch of a powerful family. Married off at 17 to a 61 year old drunken squire to improve the family fortunes, then widowed by 25, she would spurn many suitors over the next 20 years, including the charismatic Lord Baltimore, and she would also refuse… Read more
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Extraordinary Canadians: Emily Carr: A Penguin Lives Biography

by Lewis Desoto

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2011-08
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9780143055877
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The author follows Carr's trajectory from novice art student to a mature and utterly distinctive artist. He argues that her powerful paintings encompass the many aspects of her live: the passionate engagement with the West Coast landscape,her determination to forge a modern Canadian artistic sensibility, her fascination with Indian motifs, and her spirituality. With bold strokes and nuanced shadings, the… Read more
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Clearing in the Distance:

by Witold Rybczynski

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Published
2000-01
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9780006386438
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The author illuminates Olmsted's role as a major cultural figure and a man at the epicenter of 19th century North American history. We know Olmsted through the legacy of his landscapes - among them Central Park, Stanford University, and Montreal's Mount Royal Park.A landscape architect before the profession was invented, a visionary and a man of action, he traveled to… Read more
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The man for a new country: Sir Matthew Baillie Begbie

by David R Williams

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Published
1977
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Good+
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9780888260680
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This book is an account of a highly-talented man: speaker of several languages and Indian dialects; mathematician, meteorologist, and cartographer; classical scholar and student of history and literature; musician and artist; hunter and outdoorsman; courageous judge. Notes; Chronology; Governors, Premiers, and Judiciary; Bibliography; Index; 334 pages.
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Isambard Kingdom Brunel

by L. T. C. Rolt

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Published
January 25, 1990
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Good-
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9780140117523
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'Mr Rolt has written an exceptional book, based on original research, temperate, imaginative, truthful, and one in which the influence of family - for Brunel's father, Marc, was of a stature not far short of his son - is given proper weight. Moreover, he has been able to convey the effect of Brunel's force and charm.' … Read more
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The Curve of Time

by M Wylie Blanchet

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Published
1989
Edition
7th
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9780888260717
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Sound clean trade paper illustrated throughout.
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Wayward Sailor

by Anthony Dalton

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April 22, 2003
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9780071402514
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No one really knew Tristan Jones. He lived 66 years and managed to keep the first 40 a mystery. He told us what he wanted us to believe, and he told the tales so well tht we wither believed or suspended disbelief. He was another Jack London, and escaping into his briny books will always remain a singular pleasure. Yet… Read more
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Elizabethan Writers (Character Sketches)

by Charles Nicholl Charles Nichell

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Published
1997-07
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9781855142008
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Hc no dj sound copy
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