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My Darling Buffy by Grania Forbes (£12.50)Publisher: Richard Cohen — 1997Binding: Hardback in a Dust Wrapper. [ISBN: 1860660916]Condition: Very Good - in Very Good DJ. Pages very gently age-tanned toward the margins otherwise a very well presented copy.Description: The Early Life of the Queen Mother. Illustrated with B&W photographs. 2nd printing. From the cover: “Granted unprecedented access to the Royal Family, their friends and advisers, Grania Forbes has produced a unique portrait of the formative years of the nation’s favourite Royal. After a decade as one of only two journalists in the world accredited to Buckingham Palace and 20 years recording Royal events, Grania Forbes has produced an extraordinary biography — a unique and intimate portrait of The Queen Mother’s childhood and early adult life. Using previously unpublished ‘treasure trove’ material, hidden for decades in the archives of family and friends, she captures the essence of the young Lady Elizabeth Bowes Lyon and the long-forgotten world in which she lived.”Notes: Size: 10" x 7½". Black boards with Gilt titling to the Spine. 206 pages. Tags: duke york lady astor asquith balfour birtwistle bowes lyon britannia royal yacht boys’ welfare association buccleuch cameron lochiel carnarvon lord david cecil charles edward smart prince wales chatsworth house derbyshire churchill cochrane-baillie grisell cortachy castle dalrymple-hamilton dartmouth naval college dawson-damer demidoff aurore princess wales edinburgh duke windsor elizabeth queen queen mother elphinstone farquhar girl guide movement glamis castle lady katharine hamilton hardinge james scodand kitchener lascelles viscount leveson-gower devonshire house coliseum theatre guards club monico piccadilly circus londonderry lord ogilvy osborne isle wight royal agricultural show cavendish-bentinck wallis simpson strathmore vane-tempest-stewart windsor castle
P&P: UK 1st £3.92. UK 2nd £2.30. EU Surface £6.46. EU Air £6.60. ROW Surface £6.46. ROW Air £11.72

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They Saw it Happen 1897-1940 by Asa Briggs (£12.50)Publisher: Basil Blackwell — 1966Binding: Hardback in a Dust Wrapper. Condition: Very Good — in Good Dustwrapper. Gently bruised at the spine ends and corners with commensurate ruffling to the dustwrapper. Price Clipped. Edges of the textblock lightly tanned. Text complete, clean and tight.Description: 3rd Impression. From the flap: “Recent history springs to life most vividly in eyewitness accounts of men and events. In this volume Asa Briggs collects a large number of such accounts covering the crowded period from Queen Victoria's Diamond Jubilee to Sir Winston Churchill's assumption of office in 1940.”Notes: Size: 8¾" x 5¾". Burgundy boards with Gilt titling to the Spine. 512 pages. Tags: boer war queen vlctoria edwardian poverty district railway revolution transport edwardian leeds edwardian politics joseph chamberlain tariff reform campaign chamberlain smith llberal revival rise labour asquith lloyd george parliament act suffragettes industrial warfare tillett mann social legislation labour exchanges naval rivalry scott the south pole delhi
P&P: UK 1st £3.92. UK 2nd £2.30. EU Surface £6.46. EU Air £6.60. ROW Surface £6.46. ROW Air £11.72

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Liberals: The History of the Liberal and Liberal Democratic Parties by Roy Douglas (£11.50)Publisher: London & New York: Hambledon & London — 2005Binding: Hardback in a Dust Wrapper. First Edition. [ISBN: 1852853530]Condition: Very Good — in Very Good Dust Wrapper. A little rubbing to the edges of the dust wrapper which is a little sunned at the spine. Previous owners' gift inscription to the first blank. Text complete, clean anDescription: Contains: Black & white photographs; Frontispiece; Appendix;

From the cover: “The party of Gladstone, Asquith and Lloyd George, the Liberal Party emerged in mid-Victorian Britain from a combination of Whigs, Radicals and Peelite Tories. It was a dominant force in Britain, and the world, at the height of the power of the British Empire. Split by Gladstone’s Home Rule Bills, it nevertheless returned to power in Edwardian England and held it until after the outbreak the First World War, with Lloyd George heading a Coalition Government from 1916-22. Riddled by internal divisions and increasingly challenged by Labour, the party lost ground in Parliament, becoming little more than a rump for many years. With the foundation of the Social Democrats in 1981, and their subsequent merger with the Liberals as Liberal Democrats in 1988, a modern version of the party emerged, under Paddy Ashdown and now Charles Kennedy as a significant third force in British politics.”
Notes: Size: 9½" x 6¼". Blue boards with Gilt titling to the Spine. [XII] 395 pages. Tags: douglas lloyd george david liberal party political parties united kingdom britain science history theory europe social democrats democrat politics government
P&P: UK 1st £5.25. UK 2nd £5.95. EU Surface £7.76. EU Air £7.85. ROW Surface £7.76. ROW Air £14.22

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Winston Spencer Churchill: Servant of Crown and Commonwealth by Edited by Sir James Marchant (£11.50)Publisher: Cassell & Co. — 1954Binding: Hardback in a Dust Wrapper. First Edition. Condition: Very Good — in Good Dustwrapper. Unlaminated dustwrapper a little edgeworn and faded with tanning at the spine. Price Clipped. Text complete, clean and tight.Description: From the cover: “This tribute to Sir Winston Churchill on his eightieth birthday is the work of many illustrious hands each of whom has written his personal impressions of one particular aspect of the man.”Notes: Size: 8½" x 5¾". Blue boards with Gilt titling to the Spine. 172 pages. Tags: leader the free nations british policy sir winston churchill boer enemy political life unorthodoxies peace vereenising clementine hozier first lord the admiralty asquith government liberal causes national hero great britain british commonwealth hitler
P&P: UK 1st £2.84. UK 2nd £2.52. EU Surface £3.86. EU Air £4.10. ROW Surface £3.86. ROW Air £6.72

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A Concise History of England: From Stonehenge to the Microchip by F. E. Halliday (£9.50)Publisher: Thames & Hudson — 1980Binding: Paperback [ISBN: 0500271828]Condition: Very Good. Gently faded at the spine and onto the marins of the wraps otherwise a very well presented copy.Description: Revised Reprint. [First: 1964] Illustrated with black and white photographs. From the cover: “Now been revised and updated for this paperback edition to take account of the most recent events. The author aims to present the history of England in a form short enough to be grasped — and seen — as a whole. Like all nations, England has a past which includes crimes and follies, but it is also one that is less turbulent than most and one displaying a series of achievements — above all, perhaps, the evolution of democratic institutions and the creation of a social order that has been strengthened by extensions of liberty, tolerance and freedom of speech. The book emphasizes the constructive features of English history and clearly identifies the central theme — the successful reconciliation of order and liberty in English life and society. Stonehenge, the Norman Conguest, Magna Carta, the Wars of the Roses, the Spanish Armada, the Civil Wars, the ‘Year of Victories’, Nelson and Trafalgar, Churchill as war leader — here are the key events, places and personalities of English history, brought together in a superbly illustrated volume which provides the perfect introduction to a fascinating subject.”Notes: Size: 9" x 7". 240 pages. Tags: responsibilities nationalization ecclesiastical conservatives establishment protestantism universities independence commonwealth christianity civilization imperialism discoveries nationalism gladstone's restoration declaration cymbeline's marlborough plantagenet bannockburn renaissance shakespeare reformation suppression monasteries elizabeth's catholicism westminster chamberlain northumbria independent castlereagh neutrality foundation authorized convention industrial government stonehenge napoleonic toleration succession fortresses mechanical ascendancy revolution conversion prosperity parliament depression
P&P: UK 1st £3.92. UK 2nd £2.30. EU Surface £6.46. EU Air £6.60. ROW Surface £6.46. ROW Air £11.72

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