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Dylan Thomas : A Life of Dylan Thomas (Biography & Memoirs)

by Sinclair, Andrew

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YesterYear Books
Published
1999
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Near Fine
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First Edition
ISBN
9780094797505
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London: Constable, 1999. Brings out the relationship between Dylan's poetry and life, his dream of Wales, of boozing and brawling in Fitzrovia in the thirties and forties, and the American lecture tour that finally killed him in the fifties. Clean, bright hardback in unclipped jacket. Appears unread. 251 pages including index. Illustrated with b/w photographs. Prompt dispatch. .… Read more
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The World of Tennessee Williams

by Leavitt, Richard F. ( Edited By )

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YesterYear Books
Published
1978
Condition
Very Good
Edition
First Edition
ISBN
9780399117732
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£25.33

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New York, NY, USA.: G. P. Putnam's Sons, 1978. With an introduction by the subject. Attempts to capture pictorially the man and the playwright who created some of the most haunting characters and memorable dramas the stage has ever known. Clean, large format hardback in an unclipped d/w showing lightest shelfwear - 168 pages including index. Prompt dispatch. 068074.. First… Read more
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Her Serene Highness Princess Grace of Monaco

by Hall, Trevor

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YesterYear Books
Published
1982
Condition
Near Fine
Edition
First Edition
ISBN
9780862830359
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London: Colour Library Books, 1982. A tribute to the movie star who became a real life Princess - paying tribute to her short but meteoric Hollywood career, her whirling social life and her new Royal role. Clean, crisp hardback in similar jacket. 64 pages. Illustrated with colour & b/w photographs. Gift quality. Prompt dispatch.. First Edition. Hard… Read more
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The Adventures of Edward Hornby & Edward Hornby's Last Bow (Includes Letter from Author)

by Hornby, Edward

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YesterYear Books
Published
1984
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Very Good
Edition
First Edition
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Edward Hornby, 1984. Includes a letter on the author's headed paper dated August 27th '88 in black pen describing a conversation he had with the recipient about these two books. Both books have the previous owner's name written in black pen on the half title page in the author's writing, though the books themselves are not signed. Slight fading… Read more
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Summoned By Bells

by Betjeman, John

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YesterYear Books
Published
1960
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Very Good
Edition
First Edition
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London: John Murray, 1960. Autobiographical narrative in verse covering the touching story of a boy's growth to early manhood. Very good clean hardback in unclipped jacket which has very small loss to top edge of front cover (see photo). 111 pages. Prompt dispatch.. First Edition. Hard Back. Very Good/Very Good. Illus. by Tree, Michael. 4to.
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Robert Louis Stevenson (Little Books on Great Writers)

by Strong, Isobel

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YesterYear Books
Published
1911
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Very Good
Edition
First Edition
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London: Cassell & Co, 1911. Brief biography of the prolific Scottish novelist and travel writer, most noted for Treasure Island, Kidnapped, Strange Case of Dr Jekyll and Mr Hyde, and A Child's Garden of Verses. A little foxing to page edges else a very good clean hardback in green boards with gilt lettering and onlaid paper vignette. Photgravure frontis, four… Read more
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Jackdaw Cake : An Autobiography

by Lewis, Norman

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YesterYear Books
Published
1985
Condition
Good
Edition
First Edition
ISBN
9780241116890
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London: Hamish Hamilton, 1985. The author recounts the early years in which he changed from a stammering schoolboy into a writer for whom, after the war, travel became an indispensable stimulant. He appears as an island of calm constantly under threat from the seas of strange humanity. A very good clean copy which shows some tanning, mainly to page… Read more
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Memories and Opinions - An Unfinished Autobiography By Q

by Q

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YesterYear Books
Published
1945
Condition
Very Good
Edition
First Edition
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London: Cambridge University Press, 1945. Clean, bright hardback in price-clipped jacket which is now protected with archival sleeve. 106 pages including index. Prompt dispatch.. First Edition. Hard Cover. Very Good/Very Good. 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall.
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The Road to Tara : Life of Margaret Mitchell

by Edwards, Anne

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YesterYear Books
Published
1983
Condition
Near Fine
Edition
First Edition
ISBN
9780340323489
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London: Hodder & Stoughton Ltd, 1983. Reconstructs the life of Margaret Mitchell, author of Gone with the Wind, who created a legend which enslaved her, and tragically died in a car crash in 1949. Clean, crisp hardback in unclipped jacket. 369 pages including index. Prompt dispatch.. First Edition. Hard Back. Near Fine/Near Fine. 8vo - over 7¾" -… Read more
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By a Stroke of Luck! An Autobiography

by Stewart, Donald Ogden

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YesterYear Books
Published
1975
Condition
Very Good
Edition
First Edition
ISBN
9780846700630
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USA: Paddington Press, Ltd., 1975. Autobiography of the witty, funny, charming Hollywood screenwriter recalling his relationships with some of the most stimulating people of his time, including Scott Fitzgerald, Clark Gable, Ernest Hemingway, Dorothy Parker, Edmund Wilson and Charles Chaplin. A little foxing to page edges else a very good clean hardback in unclipped jacket which has small closed… Read more
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Memoirs

by Williams, Tennessee

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YesterYear Books
Published
1976
Condition
Very Good
Edition
First British Edition
ISBN
9780491018975
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London: W.H. Allen / Virgin Books, 1976. Memoirs of Thomas Lanier Williams who created some of the most haunting plays ever written and considered one of the foremost playwrights of 20th-century American drama. Very good clean hardback in unclipped jacket. Tanning to pages. Illustrated with b/w photographs. 263 pages including index. Prompt dispatch.. First British Edition. Hard… Read more
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My Childhood

by McNeillie, John [Niall, Ian]

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YesterYear Books
Published
2004
Condition
Very Good
Edition
First Edition
ISBN
9780954727505
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£31.66

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Thame: Clutag Press, 2004. Account of the author's childhood and youth at North Clutag farm accompanied by four previously unpublished tales - Boy in the Beanfield; Tales of the Smith; The Cancer Doctor; Did you ever hear the like? Gift inscription on front endpaper else a very good clean hardback in protected dustjacket. 148 pages, Prompt dispatch.. First … Read more
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A London Boyhood

by Niall, Ian

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YesterYear Books
Published
1974
Condition
Very Good
Edition
First Edition
ISBN
9780434510191
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£15.20

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London: William Heinemann Ltd, 1974. Will entertain and stimulate the memory of those who lived in the capital during the twenties and thirties when, amongst other things, he remembers cattle being driven along the road to Southall. Clean, square hardback in a price clipped d/w showing light rubbing and sunning to spine - 150 pages. Prompt dispatch.. First Edition.… Read more
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A Galloway Childhood (SIGNED COPY)

by Niall, Ian

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YesterYear Books
Published
2000
Condition
Very Good
Edition
Limited Edition
ISBN
9781872350134
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£94.99

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Wigtown, Scotland: GC Book Publishers Ltd, 2000. The author recalls his formative years being brought up by his grandparents in Wigtownshire. The first numbered of a limited edition of 1000 copies and SIGNED by the author to the title page together with the inscription '' for my dear friends Roy & Maisie'' Previous owner's name (Roy Tompkins) to the ffep.… Read more
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Around My House

by Niall, Ian

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Published
1973
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Very Good
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London: Country & Gardeners Book Society, 1973. Delightful work in which the author relates what the country is really like and not as imagined by townfolk. Good clean copy in a d/w showing sunning to spine and protected by a plastic film - 148 pages. Prompt dispatch.. Hard Back. Very Good/Very Good. 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall.
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Open Secret : The Autobiography of the Former Director-General of MI5

by Rimington, Stella

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YesterYear Books
Published
2001
Condition
Very Good
Edition
First Edition
ISBN
9780091793609
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London: Hutchinson, 2001. Discusses issues that concerned the head of national security amidst the rise of internal strife and terrorism. Tanning to pages else a clean square hardback in an unclipped d/w - 296 pages including index. Prompt dispatch.. First Edition. Hard Cover. Very Good/Very Good. 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall.
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As I Walked Out One Midsummer Morning

by Lee, Laurie

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Published
1969
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Good
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London: The Literary Guild, 1969. The author's adventures as a teenager trekking across Europe to Spain. Front endpaper has been removed else a clean, square hardback. .252 pages. Prompt dispatch.. Hard Cover. Good/No Jacket. Illus. by Rosoman, Leonard. 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall.
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Rupert Brooke : His Life and His Legend

by Lehmann, John

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YesterYear Books
Published
1980
Condition
Very Good
Edition
First Edition
ISBN
9780297777571
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London: George Weidenfeld & Nicolson Ltd, 1980. Takes a fresh look at the making of the legend and at the subject's whole achievement in prose as well as poetry. Clean, square hardback in an unclipped d/w showing some light sunning - gift inscription on front endpaper. 178 pages including index. Next post dispatch.. First Edition. Hard Cover. Very Good/Good.… Read more
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A Confounded Nuisance

by Craig, Dell

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YesterYear Books
Published
2009
Condition
Near Fine
Edition
First Edition
ISBN
9781608609772
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£22.80

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Durham, CT, USA: Eloquent Books, 2009. Touching and often humorous autobiography telling of a childhood through the eyes and ears of a young Australian girl : 1937-1955. Clean, tight copy in laminated boards - 191 pages. Prompt dispatch.. First Edition. Hard Cover. Near Fine. 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall.
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Life Class : The Selected Memoirs of Diana Athill

by Athill, Diana

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YesterYear Books
Published
2009
Condition
Very Good
Edition
First Edition
ISBN
9781847081230
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London: Granta Books, 2009. A celebration of one of our best-loved authors, and a record of almost a century of rich experience. Clean, large volume hardback in a price-clipped d/w showing lightest shelfwear & tear - 668 pages including postscript. Prompt dispatch.. First Edition. Hard Cover. Very Good/Good. 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall.
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