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TSR-2: Phoenix or Folly? by Frank Barnett-Jones (£104.00)Publisher: GMS Enterprises — 1994Binding: Hardback in a Dust Wrapper. First Edition. [ISBN: 187038427X]Condition: Very Good — in Very Good Dust Wrapper. Gently bruised at the head of the spine and the top corners of the boards with commensurate wear to the dust wrapper. Leans slightly. Text complete, clean and tight. A nice copy of an umcommon title in any edition. Description: Illustrated by way of: Black & White Photographs; Diagrams;

From the cover: “In the late 1950’s the Government of the day embarked on a major initiative which was to change forever the basic structure of Britain’s Aviation Industry. At the same time the Royal Air Force had an urgent requirement for a new strike aircraft. From this emerged one of the most far-reaching military aviation programmes ever embarked upon by a British government up to that time. The subsequent arguments and debates for and against were voiced in all sections of the media, attracting both public attention and condemnation.

The new industry emerged from the ashes of the old as the British Aircraft Corporation and the Hawker Siddeley Group, however, the project that was formulated as the very incentive in bringing about the change was firstly condemned and then literally scrapped by a new, incoming government. It was always indicated that the project was cancelled because of its cost, but has this been used merely to disguise an underlying, alternative reason?

This book attempts to describe the aircraft, its systems and intended roles. At the same time it also traces the origins of the Operational Requirement and tries to piece together for the first time the controversial issues and personalities that conspired together to bring about the tragic downfall of the TSR-2.”
Notes: Size: 10" x 7". Green boards with Gilt titling to the Spine. 256 pages. Tags: bac tsr jet attack plane fighter planes great britain design and construction military history transportation aviation technology engineering aircraft interest vehicles inventions frank barnett-jones 187038427x first editions firsts printings 1st
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Old Friends, New Enemies: The Royal Navy and the Imperial Japanese Navy: Volume 2: The Pacific War 1942-1945 by Arthur J. Marder, Mark Jacobsen & John Horsfield (£84.00)Publisher: Oxford: Clarendon Press — 1992Binding: Hardback in a Dust Wrapper. [ISBN: 0198201508]Condition: Very Good — in Good Dust Wrapper. A little rubbing to the edges of the dust wrapper with a nick to the head of the upper panel and faded at the spine. Text complete, clean and tight. Description: Illustrated by way of: Appendix; Black & White Photographs; Maps; Tables; Portrait to the frontispiece;

From the cover: “This first scholarly account of the Royal Navy in the Pacific War is a companion volume to Arthur Marder’s Old Friends, New Enemies: Strategic Illusions, 1936-1941. Picking up the story at the nadir of British naval fortunes — everywhere weak and naked , in Churchill’s phrase — it examines the Royal Navy’s role in events from 1942 to the Japanese surrender in August 1945.

Drawing on both British and Japanese sources and personal accounts by participants, the authors vividly retell the story of the collapse of Allied defences in the Dutch East Indies, culminating in the Battle of the Java Sea. They recount the attempts of the ‘fighting admiral’, Sir James Somerville, to train his motley fleet of cast-offs into an efficient fighting force in spite of the reluctance of Churchill, who resisted the formation of a full-scale British Pacific Fleet until the 1945 assault on the Ryukyu Islands immediately south of Japan.

Meticulously researched and fully referenced, this unique and absorbing account provides a controversial analysis of the key personalities who shaped events in these momentous years, and makes fascinating reading for anyone interested in the Pacific War.

Notes: Size: 8¾" x 5¾". Black boards with Gilt titling to the Spine. [XXX] 621 pages. Tags: britain royal navy history 19th century japan kaigun war 1939-1945 naval operations japanese forces warfare british second battles campaigns maritime asian united kingdom 0198201508 9780198201502
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Sergeant Cluff Stands Firm by Gil North (£63.00)Publisher: Chapman & Hall — 1960Binding: Hardback in a Dust Wrapper. First Edition. [ISBN: B0000CKLWJ]Condition: Good+ - in Good+ DJ. DJ rubbed at edges of spine and slightly faded. Top edges of text block slightly dusty. Text bright and tight.Description: Life proceeds at a slow pace in the little Yorkshire market town of Gunnarshaw, and criminal exploits are normally limited to petty thefts and somewhat amateur attempts at burglary. It can thus be imagined that the news that Amy Wright has been found dead is received with considerable shock. A pleasant copy of the scarce first-in-series.Notes: Size: 8vo Crown (19 x 13cm Approx.). 174 pages.
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Figureheads: Carving On Ships from Ancient Times to Twentieth Century by Giancarlo Costa (£34.00)Publisher: Nautical Publishing Company — 1981Binding: Hardback in a Dust Wrapper. First Edition. [ISBN: 0333318099]Condition: Very Good — in Very Good Dust Wrapper. Dust wrapper a little rubbed at the edges. Price Clipped. Text complete, clean and tight.Description: From the cover: “The figureheads on the bows of sailing ships represent a unique art form. They have been used from the dawn of history until modem times and are surveyed here age by age and type by type. Such section heads as ‘The Vikings’, ‘State Barges’, ‘Female Subjects’ and ‘The Clipper’ indicate the variety of carving which is described both in words and in many brilliant colour photographs. Around these figureheads is woven maritime history and anecdote, which gives extra meaning to these much travelled and significant images.”Notes: Size: 10¾" x 8½". Blue boards with Gilt titling to the Spine. 174 pages. Tags: figureheads christopher phoenicians eighteenth nineteenth decoration tornstrom elaborate economise sixteenth classical mythology primitive successes egyptians allegory warriors columbus european subjects attempts military merchant valhalla painted atlanta royalty ancient scrolls clipper vikings shields century eagles navies change middle period female figure barges fears naval state ships johan royal evil wind more ages navy some age man eye and bow the
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Making History: Agency, Structure and Change in Social Theory: Agency, Structure and Change in Social Theory by Alex Callinicos (£32.00)Publisher: Cornell University Press — 1993Binding: Hardback in a Dust Wrapper. First Edition. [ISBN: 0801421217]Condition: Very Good — in Very Good Dust Wrapper. A little rubbing to the edges of the dust wrapper with a small spot to the join of the upper panel. Previous owners' inscription to the first blank and a small address sticker to the pastedown. Pages very gently age-tanned. Description: From the cover: “In recent years, the problem of historical change has come to assume central importance among English-speaking social scientists and historians. Much attention has been focused on how we relate institutions and institutional change to actions, and how we think of history as the outcome of this interaction. In Making History, Alex Callinicos takes a fresh look at both Marxist and non-Marxist positions in this debate, giving close attention to theworkofE. J. Hobsbawm, E. P. Thompson, G. A. Cohen, L. Althusser, A. Giddens, J. Elster, and J. Habermas, among others. His main concern is “with the mechanisms through which human beings transform their societies, and, for better or worse, push history onwards”.

Callinicos provides an even-handed and comprehensive synthesis that combines the highly fruitful theories of agency and language elaborated in Anglo-American analytical philosophy, Giddens’s theorization of structuration, and the insights of game theory with the powerful explanatory framework of classical historical materialism. He argues that structural determinism (characteristic of the followers of Althusser), the methodological individualism of the rational-choice Marxists (such as Elster), and the various attempts to reconcile these extremes, are all untenable. In his view, structures do not simply contain or constrain us; they also serve as frameworks that can enable human action. His aim is to demonstrate that human beings possess the power collectively to make history.

Making History is a timely, highly intelligent, and eminently readable book that deserves to be widely read. It will become an important focus for debates on Marxism, theoretical sociology, and philosophy. .”
Notes: Size: 9¼" x 6". Brown boards with Gilt titling to the Spine. [VIII] 275 pages. Tags: act agent communism communities groups historical historiography history humanism ideology karl marx marxism materialism methods movements philosophy political revolutions science sciences social sociology structuralism structure theories theory
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The Illustrated Encyclopedia Of Myths & Legends by Arthur Cotterell (£25.00)Publisher: Book Club Associates — 1992Binding: Hardback in a Dust Wrapper. Condition: Very Good — in Very Good Dust Wrapper.Description: Illustrated with photographs, in colour & black and white. From the cover: “Myths and legends are not merely curiosities from the past. These age-old stories from many cultures and traditions express poetry and power to which people continue to respond. The endlessly diverse body of world mythology is increasingly seen as a living link to the beginnings of our attempts to understand the natural world, and how human communities fit into its scheme. This is a new and comprehensive guide to its subject which includes individual entries for more than 1250 characters of myths and legends from 18 different cultural traditions around the world. Enhanced with a wealth of colour illustrations, line drawings and photographs, the book explores the historical, social and geographical reasons for the differences between the traditions, as well as identifying the universal human themes — from love and fertility to war and death — that bind them together. Every important myth and legend earns a place in these pages, along with many less well-known — but equally fascinating — stories specially selected for this volume. Meticulously researched, beautifully illustrated and produced, The Illustrated Encyclopedia of Myths and Legends is a major work of reference for everyone interested in this unique world heritage of human experience and imagination.”Notes: Size: 11¾" x 9¼". Brown boards with Gilt titling to the Spine. 259 pages. Tags: cotterell mythology legends juvenile literature myths encyclopaedias folklore social science
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Crime Or Disease? by Antony Flew (£23.00)Publisher: London: Macmillan — 1973Binding: Hardback in a Dust Wrapper. First Edition. [ISBN: 0333114094]Condition: Good — in Good Dust Wrapper. Unlaminated dust wrapper a little edgeworn and faded with heavier tanning to the spine. Edges of the textblock heavily tanned. Previous owners' gift inscription to the first blank. The pages are somewhat tanned, if tight, and a little musty. Description: From the cover: “Professor Flew here attacks the present gross over-extensions of the notion of mental disease on both sides of the Atlantic. He defends human dignity and responsibility against the suggestion that we are all, or most of us, ‘sick, sick, sick’. In particular, he challenges the paternalist pretensions of those who claim a right to push and manipulate people because these people are allegedly sick, and so irresponsible.

A key idea of this book is that, in a typical ordinary disease, it is the patient who complains of the disease rather than someone else who complains about the patient. Taking this as a paradigm, it is preposterous, Flew contends, to say that most homosexuals, for instance, are mentally ill. If an analogy with physical disease is to be the basis for urging that mental disease be similarly excused, this basic supposed analogy must not be forgotten when attempts are made to elucidate the concept of mental disease.

This may seem obvious, but the author is able to cite plentiful evidence to show that many who should know better get into great, and even dangerous, muddles over the nature of mental disease — and this through their failure to consider how what they propose to call mental disease does, and does not, resemble syphilis, measles, etc.

Flew seeks in this study to complement the work of Dr Thomas Szasz, looking as a philosopher at problems which Szasz discusses as a psychiatrist. Part I (Survey of the Logical Geography ) is of particular interest to students of philosophy and politics in that it relates modern discussion of the problem to the Plato of The Republic. It also takes note in this context of Samuel Butler’s Erewhon. The book will also be of direct relevance to students of Social Science (including penology), Social Administration, Philosophy of Education and Psychiatry.”
Notes: Size: 8¾" x 5¾". Red boards with Gilt titling to the Spine. In the New Studies in Practical Philosophy series. [XII] 129 pages. Tags: crime forensic psychiatry mental disorders illness personality criminal psychology insanity defense responsibility crimes psychological
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Regional Growth Theory by Harry W. [Ward] Richardson (£23.00)Publisher: Macmillan — 1974Binding: Hardback in a Dust Wrapper. [ISBN: 0333144279]Condition: Very Good — in Good+ Dust Wrapper. A little rubbing to the edges of the dust wrapper which is a little rubbed overall. Text complete, clean and tight. Description: 2nd printing. [First Published: 1973]

From the cover: “This book develops a theory of regional economic growth that attempts to integrate space and distance into the analysis of the regional growth differentials. This requires an explanation of the phenomena of concentration and agglomeration in the space economy, and their force relative to dispersion tendencies. It is argued that a satisfactory theory must be capable of simultaneously explaining unbalanced growth in the interregional system and the spatial unevenness of development within each region.

The book also contains a review of the current state of regional growth theory. In particular, considerable stress is laid on the irrelevance of neoclassical assumptions in regional analysis. The theory developed places much emphasis on the concepts of agglomeration economies and locational preferences, the importance of which illustrates the inadequacies of the price mechanism as a spatial allocator of resources. It is also argued that it is vital to take account of the urban dimension of regional development and to analyse how the spatial structure influences resource mobility.

Although the analysis is primarily theoretical, the objective throughout is to shed light on the regional growth process in the real world and to make regional growth theory more relevant to policy-makers. In particular, efforts are made to structure the model in a testable form, while the problems of empirical verification and the policy implications of regional growth theory are also discussed.”
Notes: Size: 8¾" x 5¾". Blue boards with Gilt titling to the Spine. [VIII] 264 pages. Tags: harry ward richardson 0333144279 regional planning series berlin germany desenvolvimento economico economic development space economics policy theories
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Flight: 100 Years of Aviation by R. G. Grant (£22.00)Publisher: Dorling Kindersley — 2002Binding: Hardback in a Dust Wrapper. First Edition. [ISBN: 0751337323]Condition: Very Good — in Very Good Dust Wrapper. A little rubbing to the top edge of the dust wrapper otherwise a very well presented copy. Description: Illustrated by way of: Black & White Photographs; Colour Photographs; Colour Drawings; Diagrams; Tables; Illustrated endpapers and blanks;

From the cover: “THIS FASCINATING journey through a century of flight captures the spirit and excitement of aviation past and present, from the Wright brothers’ first airborne attempts to the story behind the space race.

TRAVELLERS

Live through the first, bone-jarring moments of flight with pioneers such as Orville Wright, Harriet Quimby and Roland Garros. With absorbing profiles of the key personalities and the planes they flew, witness how flight became a reality. Follow the swift advances in aviation technology that took place with the onset of war, as supremacy in the skies became a crucial factor. Eyewitness accounts and striking images bring air reconnaissance, aerial bombings and spectacular “dogfights” to life.

TRAILBLAZERS

Adventurous fliers like Lindbergh and Earhart pushed the boundaries even further during the “golden age” of flight in the 1920s and ‘30s. Discover how these trailblazers conquered transatlantic routes and paved the way for new luxury passenger jets.

TRENDSETTERS

Read thrilling accounts of events such as the Hindenburg disaster and the U-2 spy plane crisis, or find out what life was like aboard the Mir space station. Remarkable images of flying boats, airships and space rockets combine with fascinating and detailed profiles of over 300 of the world’s greatest planes to make this an outstanding encyclopaedic record of aviation history. The book concludes with a glimpse into the future of flight: from anti-terrorist strategies to light aircraft, pilotless planes and space vacations.”
Notes: Size: 12" x 10¼". Pictorial boards. 440 pages. Tags: aeronautics history duxford imperial war museum smithsonian institution flight airplanes astronautics grant first editions firsts printings 1st
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Paul and Conflict Resolution: An Exegetical Study of Paul's Apostolic Paradigm in 1 Corinthians 9 by Robinson Butarbutar (£21.50)Publisher: Paternoster — 2007Binding: Paperback [ISBN: 9781842273159]Condition: Very Good.Description: From the cover: “This book is a literary and historical exegesis of Paul’s apostolic paradigm in 1 Corinthians 9. The author argues that chapter 9 is part and parcel of Paul’s unified arguments of 1 Corinthians 8-10, which are written to mediate in a dispute over food offered to idols. The questions of how the dispute emerged, how Paul arranges his arguments in the three chapters, and what role 1 Corinthians 9 has in the overall discourse are addressed carefully in the book. Moreover, the question of why Paul and his co-workers did not receive financial support from his audience, which was contrary to the practice of the other missionaries and the normal workforce of the time, and of why he uses such a practice as an example to be imitated by those insisting on their right to eat food offered to idols, are dealt with judiciously. Based on his exegesis of 1 Corinthians 9, the author furthermore attempts to see the relevance of 1 Corinthians 9 for dispute resolution today, taking the conflict within his own church as an example..”Notes: Size: Trade Paperback (9¼" x 6"). In the Paternoster Biblical Monographs series. 274 pages. Tags: bible corinthians 1st criticism interpretation conflict management the biblical studies exegesis religion christian theology history robinson butarbutar 9781842273159 paternoster monographs
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Paul and Conflict Resolution: An Exegetical Study of Paul's Apostolic Paradigm in 1 Corinthians 9 by Robinson Butarbutar (£21.50)Publisher: Paternoster — 2007Binding: Paperback [ISBN: 9781842273159]Condition: Very Good.Description: From the cover: “This book is a literary and historical exegesis of Paul’s apostolic paradigm in 1 Corinthians 9. The author argues that chapter 9 is part and parcel of Paul’s unified arguments of 1 Corinthians 8-10, which are written to mediate in a dispute over food offered to idols. The questions of how the dispute emerged, how Paul arranges his arguments in the three chapters, and what role 1 Corinthians 9 has in the overall discourse are addressed carefully in the book. Moreover, the question of why Paul and his co-workers did not receive financial support from his audience, which was contrary to the practice of the other missionaries and the normal workforce of the time, and of why he uses such a practice as an example to be imitated by those insisting on their right to eat food offered to idols, are dealt with judiciously. Based on his exegesis of 1 Corinthians 9, the author furthermore attempts to see the relevance of 1 Corinthians 9 for dispute resolution today, taking the conflict within his own church as an example. .”Notes: Size: Trade Paperback (9¼" x 6"). In the Paternoster Biblical Monographs series. 274 pages. Tags: bible corinthians 1st criticism interpretation conflict management the biblical studies exegesis religion christian theology history robinson butarbutar 9781842273159 paternoster monographs
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The Ballad of Sawney Bain by Harry Tait (£19.50)Publisher: Edinburgh: Polygon — 1990Binding: Paperback Signed by the Author.[ISBN: 0748660461]Condition: Very Good. Description: First in this, paperback, edition. Signed by the author on the title page — unverified and reflected as such in the lack of premium.

From the cover: “When the Black Book of accused witch, Agnes Douglas, falls into the hands of the minister the account she gives of her life with the cannibal, Sawney Bain and the warlock, Steenie Malecky, differs radically from the version given by the Church. The minister’s attempts to come to terms with the disquieting figure of Agnes and the true meaning of her book disturbs his own political and historical perspectives to such an extent that his religious convictions and finally his sanity are threatened.

Set in 17th century revolutionary Scotland, The Ballad of Sawney Bain sweeps from the Lowlands to the Highlands, detailing the lives of ordinary people caught in the hurricane of political change. Tail evokes a century in which the old and the new are in conflict more than at any time before. This was a time when many thought that the second coming of Christ was imminent, others that the devil himself was abroad in the land. Only a few realised that the old order had changed forever.”
Notes: Size: C Format (8½" x 5¼"). 471 pages. Tags: fiction english texts political and historical perspectives religious convictions his sanity threatened hurricane change second coming christ was lowlands the highlands 17th century revolutionary scotland
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The Kairos Point: The Marriage of Mind and Matter by Alan Smithson (£18.00)Publisher: Element — 1997Binding: Hardback in a Dust Wrapper. First Edition. [ISBN: 1852308656]Condition: Very Good - in Very Good DJ. DJ slightly ruffled along edges. Front fold-in a little creased. Text bright and tight. A nice copy.Description: Amidst our material wealth and technological brilliance the cry is increasingly heard that we have lost our way. Ideas of right and wrong are confused and the power of amoral and scientific theories increases. What is needed to counter these tendencies is an intellectual vision which confronts false values and provides a firm conceptual platform; a big idea which unites the physical world of science and the world of mind and spirit. In this brilliantly written book, Alan Smithson attempts to meet this challenge. He explores a radical world view which exists in and beyond the world of science. Taking the wholeness of everything as a starting point, he puts forward the exciting proposal that the initiating reality is neither in our minds nor in the physical cosmos - but where they meet: the Kairos Point. 352pp. Index. Size: 8vo Medium (8" x 5½" approx.)Tags: science spirit technology wealth health happiness 1852308656
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Europe: A History of its Peoples by Jean-Baptiste Duroselle (£15.50)Publisher: London: Viking — 1990Binding: Hardback in a Dust Wrapper. First Edition. [ISBN: 0670829226]Condition: Very Good — in Very Good Dust Wrapper. Dust wrapper very slightly rubbed at the edges. Text complete, clean and tight.Description: Contains: Black & white photographs; Chronological tables; Colour photographs; Maps; Photographic end papers & blanks;

From the cover: “IS EUROPE, as Metternich said of Italy, just a ‘geographical expression’? Do Europeans share a common heritage and a common future? These are among the questions this splendid book sets out to explore.

For many centuries, Europe has been a battle-ground, but it has also been a cradle of civilization. It has left its mark on the whole world. Today Europe is once again a focus of world attention as Europeans, so long divided, reach out for unity and freedom. But who are the Europeans? Their origins and achievements are the key to their identity. Europe: A History of its Peoples is the most ambitious attempt yet to survey comprehensively and objectively the bold, complex pattern of Europe’s development from a promontory of Asia to one of the world’s most influential powers. In a single lavishly illustrated volume, it spans more than 5,000 years, from pre-history to tomorrow morning’s news.

Many histories of Europe are in effect histories of Europe’s nations, placed side by side. This book treats Europe as a whole. While emphasizing how differently Europe’s peoples reacted to events in history, it shows how often such events and reactions were facets of shared phenomena.

But the book also asks a number of awkward questions: in particular, whether current attempts to unite and reunite Europe are feasible. The author concludes that there are solid historical reasons for regarding Europe not only as a mosaic of cultures but also as an organic whole. Europeans, he argues, are the product of many civilizations and many influences. Nationalism and the nation — state are relatively recent phenomena in Europe’s long history, and their sometimes destructive results have tended to obscure the creative qualities that Europeans share — born of diversity, but also of liberty and openness to new ideas.

Published simultaneously in eight European languages, this book exemplifies the unity in diversity that it describes. As a treasure-house of Europe’s past and a profound reflection on its present and future by an eminent French scholar, assisted by leading experts from all over Europe, and creatively translated by Richard Mayne, it offers an authoritative and a challenging conspectus to the student and the general reader who seek to understand what makes Europe unique.”
Notes: Foreword or introduction by Frederic Delouche. Size: 10¾" x 8¾". Blue boards with Silver titling to the Spine. 423 pages. Tags: duroselle delouche mayne europe history european britain ireland 0670829226 9780670829224
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Our Waterways: A History of Inland Navigation Considered as a Branch of Water Conservancy by U. A. [Urquhart Atwell] Forbes & W. H. R. Ashford (£15.50)Publisher: John Murray — 1906Binding: Hardback First Edition. Condition: Poor. A reading copy, just, being rubbed at the edges of the wraps with well-thumbed pages. Heavily bruised at the head, tail and corners of the boards. Hinges exposed at both pastedowns. Shaken. Text acceptable. Map to rear cut pocket is torn along some of the folds and very fragile.Description: From the introduction: “The subject of the following pages is, in reality but a portion of a much larger one — Water Conservancy, or the scientific treatment of all the water received in these islands, a comprehensive definition of which will be found at the commencement of Chapter III. , and to the various other branches of which — Fishery, Water Supply, and the Prevention of Floods and of River-pollution — allusion will be occasionally necessary..”Notes: Size: 8¾" x 5¾". Blue Decorative boards with Gilt titling to the Spine & Upper Board. [XV] 336 pages. Tags: nationalisation commissioners water-supply construction anglo-saxons warwickshire navigability conservancy improvement utilisation legislation stop-gates department prevention lightermen commission manchester eighteenth caledonian government navigation definition artificial pollution yorkshire principal evolution waterways twentieth hydraulic institute aqueducts watermen inclined affected waterway evidence highways scotland sanitary attempts remedial objects bacon’s william britain natural francis english kingdom fishery
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Shooting Victoria: Madness, Mayhem, and the Rebirth of the British Monarchy by Paul Thomas Murphy (£14.50)Publisher: Head of Zeus — 2012Binding: Hardback in a Dust Wrapper. First Edition. [ISBN: 9781781851272]Condition: Very Good — in Very Good Dust Wrapper. Gently bruised at the tail of the spine with commensurate wear to the dust wrapper. Description: Illustrated by way of: Black & White Photographs; Colour Photographs;Notes: Jacket designed by Jessie Price. Size: 9½" x 6¼". Yellow boards with Black titling to the Spine. [XII] 669 pages. Tags: murphy 9781781851272 victoria queen great britain assassination attempts assassins biography history social conditions 19th century
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The Concorde Story: Ten Years in Service by Christopher Orlebar (£14.00)Publisher: Temple Press — 1986Binding: Hardback in a Dust Wrapper. [ISBN: 0600333698]Condition: Very Good+ - in Very Good+ DJ. Price Clipped.Description: From the cover: “Chapters outline the theory and dynamics of supersonic flight, chart the history of attempts to break the sound barrier, describe other SST (supersonic transport) projects which never progressed beyond the model stage and the single design which did, Russia’s Tupolev TU 144 ‘Concordski’. Specifications and data are included, and this book includes an account of a flight from London to New York, from the pilot’s point of view. The text is backed by a wealth of illustrations.”Notes: Size: 11¼" x 8½". 128 pages. Tags: supersonic transport aerodynamics canard wings air france bristol siddeley britannia british aircraft corporation ceat dassault mirage engines gas turbines gloster-whittle gas turbines handley page sst laminar flow mcdonneil douglas miles
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Marilyn by Kathy Rooks-Denes (£13.50)Publisher: Grange — 1993Binding: Hardback in a Dust Wrapper. First Edition. [ISBN: 1856272893]Condition: Very Good + in Very Good DJ. Edges of DJ somewhat ruffled with small scuff to the upper panel toward the spine, ¾" closed tear to the foot of the lower panel. Text bright and tight.Description: Marilyn's life and persona are explored in fascinating detail through her own words, first-person reminiscences by those who knew her best.Notes: Size: 11½" x 11½". Black boards with Gilt titling to the Spine. 176 pages. Tags: metro-goldwyn-mayer controversial cosmopolitan something’s suppression cinemascope century-fox scandalous conference underworld politicias throttling swallowing donatello twentieth dangerous gentlemen witnesses dougherty substance political explosive marilyn’s ambulance injection hollywood pictures columbia sinister christie goddess: berneice national cover-up attempts kennedys evidence hospital personal censored henry’s playboy suicide academy studios artists doctors marilyn sinatra misfits massive
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Escape to Freedom by T. C. F. Prittie; Captain W. Earle Edwards; (£13.00)Publisher: Hutchinson & Co. — 1953Binding: Hardback in a Dust Wrapper. Condition: Good — in Poor Dust Wrapper. Dust wrapper edgeworn, creased, nicked with some loss and distinctly loose. Spotting to endpapers and foredges although otherwise bright. A better copy than it sounds.Description: Maps to the endpapers. Illustrated frontispiece with other illustrations within the text. The authors of this book made no less than eight remarkable attempts at escape from german prisoner-of-war camps. In addition to the stories of the escapes this is the most human account of life in a prisoner camp.Notes: Illustrated by Major W. Clough-Taylor. Foreword or introduction by Major-General Sir Victor Fortune. 400 pages. Tags: 1939-1945 and british cornelius earle edwards english escapes farmer german narratives personal prisoners prisons prittie terence war william world
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Rowing: Skills of the Game by Rosie Mayglothling (£13.00)Publisher: The Crowood Press — 1990Binding: Hardback First Edition. [ISBN: 1852231793]Condition: Very Good+.Description: Rowing - The Skills of the Game enables the interested enthusiast to progress from a novice level to a proficient standard and attempts to familiarise the reader with the equipment, safety aspects and basic handling skills of both sculling and rowing boats. Rosie Mayglothling, a former national coach and international oarswoman, explains the sculling and rowing strokes, coxing, steering, watermanship, rigging and training. 138pp. Index. Tags: oarswoman sculling coxing rowing strokes watermanship 1852231793
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The Stones of Hissarlik by John Sanders (£13.00)Publisher: Citron Press — 1998Binding: Paperback [ISBN: 0754400379]Condition: Near Fine.Description: First in this, paperback, edition. From the cover: “Could inanimate stones from the excavations of Troy, stored in Berlin until taken by the Russians in 1945, have the power to control humans? Abrasive radio talk show host Tom Titchford thinks he is in command of the airwaves. Until, that is, his aunt is brutally murdered, he is taunted on air, and another anonymous caller defies alt of Tom’s attempts to cut him off. When the charred body of the station’s scheming financial director is found after apparent spontaneous human combustion near the cottage Tom has inherited, he experiences the stuff of alien nightmares, along with an attractive new neighbour.”Notes: Size: 8¼" x 5¾". 220 pages. Tags: city combustion extinct fiction human radio shows spontaneous stations talk troy
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Marilyn Monroe by Roger Baker (£12.50)Publisher: Coombe Books — 1991Binding: Hardback in a Dust Wrapper. Condition: Very Good + in Very Good DJDescription: This biography tells Marilyn's story without sensationalism and without exploiting gossip or rumour. 176pp. Bibliography. Size: 4to Imperial (15" x 11")Tags: metro-goldwyn-mayer controversial cosmopolitan something’s suppression cinemascope century-fox scandalous conference underworld politicias throttling swallowing donatello twentieth dangerous gentlemen witnesses dougherty substance political explosive marilyn’s ambulance injection hollywood pictures columbia sinister christie goddess: berneice national cover-up attempts kennedys evidence hospital personal censored henry’s playboy suicide academy studios artists doctors marilyn sinatra misfits massive
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The Times Compact History of the World by Edited by Geoffrey Parker (£12.50)Publisher: Grafton — 2001Binding: Hardback in a Dust Wrapper. [ISBN: 0007650809]Condition: Very Good - in Very Good DJ. Very slightly ruffled edges of DJ.Description: 3d Edition. Illustrated with colour photographs and maps. From the introduction: “This volume attempts to cover the whole story of humankind from its origins, when our ancestors first emerged from the tropical forests of Africa, to the complex, highly articulated world in which we now live. It differs, however, from the original History of the World in three important ways. First, as its name makes clear, it presents the data in a more compact form. Although it includes 80 spreads each contains fewer, simpler maps and (proportionately) more text. Second, every map has been reviewed in order to highlight the salient trends and facts it features. Third, the topics selected for treatment include far more material from the modern period: 24 spreads concentrate on the period since 1914 and no fewer than 17 of them cover the world since 1945.”Notes: Size: 9¾" x 7¾". Pictorial boards. 192 pages. Tags: ancient world human origins ice age world agriculture early chinese agriculture rise civilization mesopotamia americas mesoamerica prehistoric africa indus harappa mohenjo-daro mauryan gupta-vakataka bronze age aegean greek world world religions han china byzantine muslim world islamic world anglo-saxon england varangian russia viking magyar saracen mongol empire safavid mughal ming china
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Red Duster, White Ensign: The Story of the Malta Convoys by Ian Cameron (£12.00)Publisher: London: Frederick Muller Limited — 1959Binding: Hardback in a Dust Wrapper. First Edition. Condition: Good — in Good Dust Wrapper. Unlaminated dust wrapper a little edgeworn and faded with a stain the length of the join of the lower panel affected the boards. Leans. Edges of the text block lightly spotted. Previous owners' gift inscription to the first blank. Pages gently tanned with scattered spotting throughout. Description: Illustrated by way of: Top edge red; Black & White Photographs; Silhouettes; Maps [3];

From the cover: “This book fills an important gap in the history of the Second World War, for the story of the convoys to Malta has never before been told. It is now accepted by British, German and Italian historians that Malta was the key to the Middle East; the task of the convoys which fought through with supplies to the “George Cross Island” was therefore of supreme importance.

Many of the true stories in this book are epics of the sea — outstanding examples of the courage and fine seamanship of the men of the Royal Navy and the Merchant Navy. The author describes not only the thrilling incidents — the story of the Ohio and the Breconshire, for example — in all the principal convoys to Malta, but also the blockade runs made by individual merchantmen, and the attempts to re-provision the island by minelayer and submarine, as well as the aircraft-ferry operations, including those made by the U. S. aircraft-carrier Wasp.

But the fascination of this book is not confined to the accounts of the operations themselves, for the author takes us behind the scenes to disclose some startling differences of opinion over Malta among those responsible for the conduct of the war. While paying tribute to Sir Winston Churchill and many other high-ranking Naval officers, he is outspoken in his criticism of Chiefs of Staff who, as late as 1942, were demanding a withdrawal from “undefendable” Malta which, had it been carried out, could well have lost us the Middle East.

This book has been written with full Admiralty approval, and the author has been given access to unpublished and hitherto secret Naval records. He has also niter-viewed many of those who took part in the convoys; Fleet Air Arm and R. A. F. pilots, Naval officers, merchant seamen and Masters. The result is a full, authoritative and absorbing account of one of the most dangerous and exciting episodes of the war.”
Notes: Jacket designed by Eisner. Foreword or introduction by Captain S. W. Roskill. Size: 8¾" x 5¾". Red boards with Gilt titling to the Spine. [XII] 218 pages. Tags: cameron war 1939-1945 naval operations malta actions sea mediterranean adriatic aegean second convoys british campaigns international law history
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A Hundred Years in the Saddle: Avon and Somerset Mounted Police 1899-1999 by Stephen Foulkes (£11.50)Publisher: Broadcast Books — 1998Binding: Paperback Signed by the Author.[ISBN: 1874092850]Condition: Very Good. Gently rubbed at the edges of the spine and wraps. Text complete, clean and tight.Description: Signed by the author on the reverse of the contents page — unverified and reflected as such in the lack of premium. Illustrated with black and white photographs. From the cover: “Surviving two World Wars, several political attempts at disbandment, football riots, civil disorder and even the policeman who ate his own horses, the Mounted Branch of the Avon and Somerset Police celebrates its centenary anniversary in 1999. Local history and the development of the Mounted Unit are intertwined in this affectionate and often moving portrait by Stephen Foulkes. From its beginnings amid dockers’ riots to the crowd control and football duty of the modern era, the Branch has been maintained as a practical arm of the Police Force. Unparalleled success at national Horse Shows has also made it the envy of mounted units across the country. The Police Horses have been serving the region now for 100 years. This is their story.”Notes: Size: 9¼" x 6½". 202 pages. Tags: somerset horses police mounted units avon bristol police force
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A Parson in the Australian Bush by C. H. S. Matthews (£11.50)Publisher: SPGF — 1946Binding: Hardback Condition: Very Good. Cover quite badly sunned in places pages tight and well presented.Description: This book attempts to give an account of the founding and subsequent history of the Brotherhood of the Good Shepherd, the second in order of time of the now numerous Bush Brotherhoods, which have completely transformed the Church life over vast areas of the Australian Bush during the past quarter of a century. Note: Book dated from inscription behind book plate. Mono illustrations throughout.
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Double Eagle by Charles McCarry (£11.50)Publisher: W. H. Allen — 1980Binding: Hardback in a Dust Wrapper. First Edition. [ISBN: 0491028717]Condition: Very Good — in Very Good Dust Wrapper. Price Clipped. Pages lightly age-tanned. Description: First British Edition. Illustrated by way of: Colour Photographs; Maps to the endpapers and blanks;

From the cover: “Double Eagle is the riveting true account of the first balloon flight across the Atlantic Ocean by three men — without a doubt one of the most extraordinary human adventures of all time.

In 1978, Ben Abruzzo, Maxie Anderson

and Larry Newman, three businessmen from Albuquerque, embarked on one of the world’s most difficult and dangerous physical challenges. Sixteen previous attempts to cross the Atlantic by balloon had failed disastrously, with five lives lost. No one who had ever attempted the flight wanted to try again.

Anderson and Abruzzo made their first attempt in Double Eagle, named after Charles Lindbergh, the Lone Eagle, in 1977. This voyage ended in bitter failure when they were hit by storms and blown off course; with Abruzzo suffering from exposure, they had to ditch the balloon off the coast of Iceland. Undaunted and even more determined to be the first across the Atlantic, they tried again in 1978 with Newman. This time they successfully rode a high pressure ridge from Maine to France.

Charles McCarry and the balloonists chronicle both flights, describing the tensions and comradeship they shared in their tiny gondola as they drifted thousands effect above the surface of the earth. As the ground crew constantly advised them about weather conditions, the men fought off frostbite in arctic temperatures. At one stage the balloon became coated with so much ice that the weight began to force them down. It was only the warmth of the afternoon sun that melted the ice and saved them from plunging into the sea to certain death.

Despite the problems of cold and storms, the enormous silver and black balloon eventually sailed over a barley field in France. Suspended beneath it were three exhausted Americans who had faced a challenge on the same scale as the conquest of Everest and had won. They had achieved the impossible and became heroes overnight.”
Notes: Jacket designed by Marge Anderson. Foreword or introduction by Chris Bonington. Size: 9½" x 6¼". Blue boards with Gilt titling to the Spine. [VIII] 278 pages. Tags: double eagle balloon ascensions transatlantic flights across north atlantic ocean aircraft hot air balloons
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No Mercy, No Leniency: Communist Mistreatment of British Prisoners of War in Korea by Cyril Cunningham (£11.50)Publisher: Leo Cooper — 2000Binding: Hardback in a Dust Wrapper. First Edition. [ISBN: 0850527678]Condition: Very Good+ — in Very Good+ Dust Wrapper.Description: Illustrated by way of: Black & White Photographs;

From the cover: “Cyril Cunningham was Scientific Advisor to AI9, the MOD Prisoner of War Intelligence Organization, and one of the principal debriefers of repatriated prisoners. His description of the different approaches adopted by the North Koreans and the Chinese and the reactions of their victims make compelling reading. The real secrets of Communist ‘brainwashing’, indoctrination and interrogation techniques are revealed. The book also discloses for the first time the scale of escape attempts and resistance activities of the prisoners which unexpectedly sabotaged the Chinese Communists’ traditional POW policy.”
Notes: Foreword or introduction by M. R. D. Foot. Size: 9½" x 6¼". 170 pages. Tags: prisoners war britain korea north korean prisons british breaches international law atrocities crimes against humanity pow military operations campaigns warfare conventional battles china october end vietnam held koreans chinese works alleged actual committed nationals one nation another education indoctrination brainwashing civilian internees cunningham 0850527678 first editions firsts printings 1st
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The Langhorne Sisters by James Fox (£11.50)Publisher: Granta Books — 1998Binding: Hardback in a Dust Wrapper. First Edition. [ISBN: 1862070717]Condition: Very Good+ — in Very Good+ Dust Wrapper.Description: Illustrated with black and white photographs. From the flap: “High-spirited, beautiful, clannish and adored, the five strikingly different Langhorne sisters were mythologized in the plural long after their separate careers were a matter of history. Their great fame held sway first in the South, in Virginia, then across the rest of America and England. Lizzie, the eldest, was trapped in post-Civil War Richmond. Irene was the eternal Southern belle who also became the model for the Gibson Girl. Nancy, an unpredictable, elemental force, conquered Edwardian society in England — as Nancy Astor — and was the first woman to sit in Parliament at Westminster. Phyllis, private, romantic, melancholy, was Nancy's confidante and the only person she loved all through her life. Nora, the youngest, was extravagant, feckless and promiscuous, her life punctuated with seductions and boltings. Using the sisters’ intimate voices selected from thousands of letters and journals, this epic narrative charts the attempts of two extraordinary women to transform and recreate themselves, and the chain of events that would have such a destructive effect on their family lives and happiness.”Notes: Jacket designed by Peter Dyer. 578 pages. Tags: kindergarten entrepreneur illustrator ambassador auctioneer decorator patriarch langhorne genevieve separated economist waldorf's lancaster phyllis's ancaster divorced viscount reynolds gardener forsythe railroad football chiswell grenfell daughter milner's observer countess virginia reginald british charles marquis penrhyn soldier feeling pennant lothian phyllis younger chillie shooter witcher perkins husband douglas nanaire moncure maurice michael creator
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The Langhorne Sisters by James Fox (£11.50)Publisher: Granta — 1998Binding: Hardback in a Dust Wrapper. First Edition. [ISBN: 1862070717]Condition: Very Good — in Very Good Dust Wrapper. Price Clipped. Gently bruised at the spine ends and corners with commensurate ruffling to the dustwrapper. Text complete, clean and tight.Description: Illustrated with black and white photographs. From the flap: “High-spirited, beautiful, clannish and adored, the five strikingly different Langhorne sisters were mythologized in the plural long after their separate careers were a matter of history. Their great fame held sway first in the South, in Virginia, then across the rest of America and England. Lizzie, the eldest, was trapped in post-Civil War Richmond. Irene was the eternal Southern belle who also became the model for the Gibson Girl. Nancy, an unpredictable, elemental force, conquered Edwardian society in England — as Nancy Astor — and was the first woman to sit in Parliament at Westminster. Phyllis, private, romantic, melancholy, was Nancy's confidante and the only person she loved all through her life. Nora, the youngest, was extravagant, feckless and promiscuous, her life punctuated with seductions and boltings. Using the sisters’ intimate voices selected from thousands of letters and journals, this epic narrative charts the attempts of two extraordinary women to transform and recreate themselves, and the chain of events that would have such a destructive effect on their family lives and happiness.”Notes: Size: 9½" x 6¼". Yellow boards with Black titling to the Spine. 578 pages. Tags: kindergarten entrepreneur illustrator ambassador auctioneer decorator patriarch langhorne genevieve separated economist waldorf's lancaster phyllis's ancaster divorced viscount reynolds gardener forsythe railroad football chiswell grenfell daughter milner's observer countess virginia reginald british charles marquis penrhyn soldier feeling pennant lothian phyllis younger chillie shooter witcher perkins husband douglas nanaire moncure maurice michael creator
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Word and World: The Story of the English Bible and the Spreading of Christian Literature throughout the World by Donald Coggan (£11.50)Publisher: Hodder & Stoughton — 1971Binding: Hardback in a Dust Wrapper. First Edition. [ISBN: 0340156090]Condition: Very Good — in Good+ Dust Wrapper. Unlaminated dust wrapper a little edgeworn and faded. Price Clipped.Description: Illustrated with black and white photographs. From the cover: “Word here means more than the Bible. It stands for that primarily, but also for that vast body of literature which expounds the Bible and relates its principles to life. And World — well, that means what it says, our present-day exhilarating, frightened, tragic, glorious world, the world God made and loves, the world for which Christ died.

The area covered is thus a large one. The story of the growth of the English Bible alone is a long, deeply interesting and complex one, as the following chapters indicate — and they give but an outline. But when we reach out beyond this—as this book attempts to do — to the whole field of Christian literature and to the place of its dissemination in the strategy of the Church, we are embarking on a task which would call for an author far more learned and knowledgeable than the present one, and for a row of volumes rather than this modest one. However, there is something to be said for a bird’s-eye view of the story of the past, for an assessment of the problems and opportunities of the present, and for a summons to action in the future.”
Notes: Size: 8¾" x 5¾". Red boards with Gilt titling to the Spine. 160 pages. Tags: and bible christian criticism distribution english history literature missionary missions publication publishing stories versions
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Domesday: A Search for the Roots of England by Michael Wood (£10.50)Publisher: British Broadcasting Corporation [B.B.C./BBC] — 1986Binding: Hardback in a Dust Wrapper. First Edition. [ISBN: 0563205008]Condition: Good+ — in Good Dust Wrapper. Gently bruised at the head of the spine and top corners with commensurate ruffling to the dust wrapper including a 1" closed tear to the top corner of the lower panel. Price Clipped. Previous owners' inscription to the ½-title page.Description: Illustrated with black and white photographs & maps. From the cover: “Nine Hundred years ago Domesday Book, perhaps the most remarkable historical document in existence, was compiled. This tremendous survey of England and its people was made at the behest of the Norman, William the Conqueror. It was called Domesday, the day of judgement, because ‘like the day of judgement its decisions are unalterable’.

Michael Wood’s exciting book, which accompanies the BBC1 television series, is not only a study of the ancient manuscript but also an attempt to analyse the world that Domesday Book so vividly portrays. By skilful use of the Domesday record the author examines Norman society, and also penetrates beyond it to the Anglo-Saxon, Roman and even the Iron Age cultures that preceded it.

Bringing to this historical quest his usual erudition and enthusiasm, Michael Wood takes a fresh look at archaeological studies, place names and texts and includes trans lations of rare or previously untranslated material. He also suggests that some of the fundamental forces, such as attitudes to marriage, property and inheritance, that have helped to generate what has come to be understood as ‘English Individualism’, were already present in 1086.

Domesday: A Search for the Roots of England, which is illustrated with both full colour and black and white photographs, is a wide-ranging, lively examination of Domesday Book and its historical im plications. It provides a new understanding of this extraordinary document for historians and the general public alike.”
Notes: Size: 10" x 7¾". Brown boards with Gilt titling to the Spine. 224 pages. Tags: analyse anglo attempts behest beyond britain compiled conqueror cultures domesday examines irish isles manuscript medieval penetrates portrays presents roman saxon social society survey text
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Economics, Medicine and Health Care by Gavin H. Mooney (£10.50)Publisher: Harvester Wheatsheaf — 1986Binding: Paperback [ISBN: 0745000363]Condition: Good. A pleasant enough reading copy. Actually, this is a nice copy but has had the to 1" of the first blank roughly clipped. Text complete, clean and tight else.Description: From the cover: “This book — written by a leading commentator on health services — seeks to reconcile the ethics of medical practice with economic realities. It attempts not only to diagnose some of the ills of health care, but also to suggest some appropriate treatment. Gavin Mooney demonstrates the ways in which economic analysis is vital to health service policy making, whatever the nature of the health care system. He examines the bases for different health care markets and confronts the problems of first, determining and measuring the output of the health care sector, and second, valuation of these outputs. Health needs cannot always be met in a world of scarce resources. The medical profession can no longer afford to ignore economic realities which create choices fundamental to human welfare. Gavin Mooney examines the central concerns of medical ethics and equity. Both tend to conflict with efficiency, and while that may be acceptable in the case of equity, doubt is expressed about the appropriateness of the inefficiencies created by medical ethics. The book will be essential reading for all those in the medical profession and other health service staff who require understanding of the economics of health care. Gavin Mooney offers plans for a better, more efficient and fairer delivery of health care.”Notes: Size: C Format (8½" x 5¼"). 171 pages. Tags: adjusted administration agency all allocation alternative analysing analysis and approach approaches aspects based benefit best britain budgeting business capacity care commodity community conclusions cost-benefit costs defined defining delivery demand describing difficulties does economics education emergency equity ethics evaluation explicit fair faire fair-sharing features final finance financing for from future general government
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Kingdom of the Sun God: A History of the Andes and Their People by Ian Cameron (£10.50)Publisher: Guild — 1990Binding: Hardback in a Dust Wrapper. Condition: Very Good — in Very Good Dust Wrapper. A little rubbing to the edges of the dust wrapper which is snagged at the head of the spine. Reverse of the dust wrapper is lightly spotted. Text complete, clean and tight.Description: Illustrated with photographs, in colour & black and white. Ranging from the early history of the settlers from North America, to the travels of the great naturalists such as La Condamine, Humboldt and Darwin, this book attempts to offer the reader a comprehensive account of the Andean people and their background.Notes: Size: 10¾" x 8". Red boards with Gilt titling to the Spine. 224 pages. Tags: america american andes chile essays history incas indians interest latin peoples peru photography pictorials places region regional see south subjects themes travel travelogues
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Mary Queen Of Scots by Antonia Fraser (£10.50)Publisher: Book Club Associates — 1978Binding: Hardback in a Dust Wrapper. Condition: Very Good — in Good Dust Wrapper. Edges of the dust wrapper frayed with short open tears to the head of both panels. Text complete, clean and tight.Description: 100 Black And White Illustrations And 16 In Colour. From the cover: “From her birth in the Scottish ‘palace of pleasance’, Linlithgow, in 1542, to her tragic death by execution in the grim English castle of Fotheringhay forty-four years later, the life led by Mary Queen of Scots was of a kind to inspire popular imagination, not only among her contemporaries but through to the present day. Crowned Queen of Scotland when only six days old, Mary passed her childhood in France, and married the Dauphin to become Queen of France at the age of sixteen. Widowed less than two years later, she returned to Scotland as its queen after an absence of thirteen years. Her life then entered its most dramatic phase: the early political and religious struggles with John Knox and the unruly Scottish nobility; the disastrous marriage to Darnley and his mysterious death; her fugitive marriage to Both well, the chief suspect, that led directly to her long English captivity at the hands of Elizabeth I; the loneliness of the incarceration that ended with the labyrinthine Babington plot to free her, and the final decision by Elizabeth to execute this romantic figure who presented a threat to the English throne. Mary Queen of Scots, first published in 1969, became an instant best seller. This special edition, abridged and beautifully illustrated, presents Mary’s story for a new readership. Lady Antonia provides the reader with a detailed and sympathetic insight not only into the turbulent political society in which Mary lived, but also into the development of Mary’s character — from the gay and beautiful child queen to the calm woman who died a tragic death with such dignity.”Notes: Size: 10¾" x 7¼". Orange boards with Red & Black titling to the Spine. 208 pages. Tags: abbey abbot abdication abington accession admiral agnes ainslie alencon alison alliance alva ambition amboise ambroise amy amyas ancestry andrew anet angouleme angus anna anne antoine antoinette appearance arabella aragon arbroath archbishop archduke archibald argyll arran arundel ashton assassinated atholl attempts attitude aumale austria babington baif baillie ballard bartholomew bastard bastian battle
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Oz and James's Big Wine Adventure by Oz Clarke & James May with Julie Arkell (£10.50)Publisher: British Broadcasting Corporation [B.B.C./BBC] — 2006Binding: Hardback in a Dust Wrapper. First Edition. [ISBN: 0563539003]Condition: Very Good — in Very Good Dust Wrapper. Leans slightly otherwise a very well presented copy. Description: Illustrated by way of: Colour Photographs; Maps;

From the cover: “OZ CLARKE is a man who can spend an hour talking lyrically about the character of a French wine without even opening the bottle. JAMES MAY is a committed car enthusiast who likes a drink of an evening but can identify a wine only as being ‘nice’ or ‘nasty’.

It made sense, then, to pair them up for a month-long road trip around the historic wine regions of France. Oz and James’s Big Wine Adventure is a unique sociological TV experiment in which Clarke — renowned wine authority, Francophile and a former Wine Tasting Champion of the World — attempts to reveal the wonder of the world’s most arcane and complex viniculture to May — a beer drinker who admires the Renault 4 but regards garlic as the devil’s own ingredient.

The results are often ugly and an embarrassment for Britain. But this is what happens when two grown men spend a month together in a car (and sometimes a tent] arguing about who’s going to drive and whether or not it is acceptable to eat with your fingers in the Chateau of a French aristocrat.

So: what exactly are woody high notes and a fruity finish? Which white wine is the best accompaniment to fried spam? Can you make your own wine in a bucket? Should you spit or swallow? And where does this pole go?

For many people, French wine is a subject shrouded in mystery and confusion. So all the important stuff has been put in this book instead.”
Notes: Size: 10" x 7¾". Red boards with Gilt titling to the Spine. 224 pages. Tags: wine and making france industry vineyards clarke james may with julie arkell 0563539003 first editions firsts printings 1st
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Prairyerth: A Deep Map by William Least Heat-Moon (£10.50)Publisher: André Deutsch [Andre Deutsch] — 1991Binding: Paperback [ISBN: 0233987371]Condition: Very Good. Gently rubbed at the edges of the spine and wraps. Edges of the textblock lightly soiled. Text bright and tight.Description: First in this, paperback, edition. From the cover: “An exploration of the American heartland, relating the author’s journey across the Great Plains to Chase County, Kansas, a sparsely populated area in the Flint Hills. The text attempts to capture the true but rapidly vanishing spirit of the people who farm America’s central grasslands.”Notes: Size: 9" x 6". 624 pages. Tags: and cantle casitas chase cottonwood county darla’s description english essays fiction fokker general ghost hawk heat highway hill history hombook kan kansas kaw las least lexicon local moon osage pommel roniger states totem track travel travelogues united usa william writing
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The Amethysts by Frank Delaney (£10.50)Publisher: HarperCollins — 1997Binding: Hardback in a Dust Wrapper. First Edition. [ISBN: 0002255634]Condition: Very Good — in Good Dust Wrapper. Dust wrapper a little rubbed at the edges with a short closed tear to the foot of the upper panel. Edges of the text block lightly tanned. Text complete, clean and tight.Description: From the flap: “After the butchery of his girlfriend by an unknown killer, Nicholas Newman wants only to start afresh. However, when a link is made between killings across Europe, he grudgingly agrees to help the police again. When attempts are made on his life, he realizes his nightmare has only just begun.”Notes: Size: 9½" x 6¼". Black boards with Silver titling to the Spine. 406 pages. Tags: investigation psychological international manslaughter safe-deposit inexplicably ferociously fashionable policewoman prosecuting underworld compelling disturbing wrongdoing appalling holocaust hungarian brutality shattered courtroom architect barrister policeman detective slaughter explosive adventure illegally intricate fictional discreet attorney activity murdered evidence homicide thriller plotting slippery lawyer’s suspense massacre morphine butchery attacked unlawful contract mystery killing carnage suspect english british justice murders illegal couple, fiction suicide bizarre holiday murder killer guilty crimes career novels police trials modern highly behind scenes double action swiss found crime prime death hotel trial moral court games legal messy issue plot dead with help rich him and die the box
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The Churches And The Church by Bernard Leeming S.j. (£10.50)Publisher: Darton, Longman & Todd — 1960Binding: Hardback in a Dust Wrapper. First Edition. Condition: Very Good - In Good DJ, some small tears to top edges of DJDescription: This book can well be described as concise, readable and encyclopedic treatment of its subject, providing an accurate and up-to-date guide to the problems of Christian disunity and the numerous attempts to solve them.Tags: Church, Problems, Disunity
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The Hard-pressed Researcher by Anne Edwards; Robin Talbot; (£10.50)Publisher: Addison Wesley Longman — 1997Binding: Paperback [ISBN: 0582099935]Condition: Very Good. Contents page mis-trimmed at bottom corner.Description: From the introduction: “This book has been written as a guide for the thousands of practitioners who are undertaking research in the settings in which they are training or working. Practitioner research usually involves researching while also working and juggling the other interests and commitments that make life worthwhile. These days, to be working or training in the fields of health, social services, community work and education is demanding enough without the added pressure of a research project. With this in mind the authors have put together a text which attempts to answer the questions raised by the hard-pressed researchers we work with.”Notes: Size: C Format (8½" x 5¼"). 193 pages. Tags: research indexing abstracting services information retrieval systems survey design data collection organisational development content analysis statistical analysis mann-whitney test wilcoxon matched variance ratio
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The Ice Master: The Doomed 1913 Voyage of the Karluk by Jennifer Niven (£10.50)Publisher: MacMillan — 2000Binding: Hardback in a Dust Wrapper. [ISBN: 0333776906]Condition: Very Good — in Very Good Dust Wrapper.Description: 2nd Impression. [First Edition: Same Year] Illustrated with black and white photographs. From the cover: “It was to be the grandest and most elaborate Arctic expedition in history. In fact, it was to be the most comprehensive scientific attack on the Arctic of all time, with the largest scientific staff ever taken on such an expedition. Its leader, Vilhjalmur Stefansson, was celebrated for his studies of Eskimo life and with this expedition would find the evidence that proved his staunchly held belief that there was a last unexplored continent, hidden beneath the great polar ice cap. On 17 June 1913, the Canadian Arctic Expedition aboard the HMCS Karluk set sail from the Esquimalt Naval Yard in Victoria, British Columbia. Six weeks later, the Arctic winter had begun, the Karluk was trapped by the polar ice and those on board had been abandoned by their leader.

For five months, with the ship still frozen in a massive block of ice, the Karluk drifted further and further into the Arctic Ocean, further and further off course. On 10 January 1914, with a thunderous impact, the ice tore a hole in the ship’s hull and the Karluk’s redoubtable captain, Bob Bartlett, gave orders to abandon ship. With nothing but half the ship’s store of supplies and the polar ice beneath their feet, Captain Bartlett, twenty^ one men, an Eskimo woman and her two small daughters, nineteen dogs and one pet cat were now hopelessly shipwrecked in the middle of the Arctic Ocean, hundreds of miles from land. Nine months later, twelve survivors were rescued by a small whaling schooner and brought back to civilization.

The Ice Master is an epic tale of adventure, with a cast of characters as rich as any novel and with villains and heroes aplenty. Drawing on previously unpublished letters and journals, some of which have never been published before, Jennifer Niven has created a haunting and compelling account of the Karluk’s ill/fated journey and her crew’s desperate attempts to find a way home from the icy wastes of the Arctic.”
Notes: Jacket designed by Chris Wadden. Size: 9½" x 6¼". Brown boards with Gilt titling to the Spine. 402 pages. Tags: 1913-1918 accidents after airplane also and arctic canadian discoveries discovery endurance essays etc expeditions exploration general geographical history interest karluk peoples photography pictorials places polar regional regions scientific see ship shipwrecks stories subjects survival themes travel travelogues true writing
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Angelhead: My Brother's Decent Into Madness by Greg Bottoms (£9.50)Publisher: Headline — 2001Binding: Hardback in a Dust Wrapper. First Edition. [ISBN: 0747252718]Condition: Very Good — in Very Good Dust Wrapper. A little rubbing to the edges of the dust wrapper. Leans slightly.Description: From the cover: “Set in Tidewater, Virginia, in the 1980s and early 1990s, this book documents the violent, drug-addled descent of the author’s brother, Michael, into paranoid schizophrenia. From Michael’s first psychotic break aged 14 — out of his mind on acid, seeing God in his suburban bedroom window — through a series of petty crimes, bizarre disappearances, and suicide attempts to the shocking crime that landed him in the psychiatric wing of a maximum-security prison. This book enables the reader to witness first-hand the fragmenting of a mind and a family. The author’s prose offers no consolation or easy answers — simply emotional precision and hard truth.”Notes: Size: 8" x 5¼". Black boards with Silver titling to the Spine. 211 pages. Tags: autobiography biography bottoms coping diseases family fitness general greg health illness medical mental michael psychiatry relationships schizophrenics states united virginia with
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Betty Boothroyd: The Autobiography by Betty Boothroyd (£9.50)Publisher: Century — 2001Binding: Hardback in a Dust Wrapper. First Edition. [ISBN: 0712679480]Condition: Very Good - in Very Good DJ. DJ nicked at top edge of lower panel near spine. A nice copy overall but bumped at lower corners.Description: Betty Boothroyd: The Autobiography has Baroness Boothroyd of Sandwell, with her characteristic endearing zeal, recounting her trail from working-class Dewsbury to Westminster. The daughter of a weftman, she passes from rags to political riches with the Labour Party, to which she claims an umbilical loyalty. After a now-notorious spell with the Tiller Girls, she started working full-time for the Labour Party, and eventually, after four attempts at securing a seat, she finally won West Bromwich in 1973--the constituency she was to represent for 27 years. Pro-Europe, pro-choice, anti-capital punishment, she was made a junior Whip in 1974 and Deputy Speaker in 1987 before finally succeeding Jack Weatherill to become the 155th--and first female--Speaker of the House of Commons in 1992. By the time of her retirement from the Chair in July 2000, her wigless informality had seen her become one of the most recognisable and popular faces, not just in the House or West Bromwich, but throughout the country.The woman Private Eye cruelly and unfairly accused of having all the charm of carbon monoxide gas in an airtight room airs her story with unstuffy grace and emphatic integrity. Much has been made of the large sum the publishers paid for her story, but Boothroyd chooses discretion over revelation in describing her path from model to Madame Speaker: while she discusses her brief experience training with the Tiller Girls, she includes no photographs from the period, and declines to elaborate further on the three proposals of marriage she claims to have received. Nevertheless, she assesses her political career and tenure on the Chair with splendid candour, from the fight to rid the Party of Militant, ding-dongs with party Whips, the cash for questions controversy, Nelson Mandela's first state visit to London, Gerry Adams' and Martin McGuinness' refusal to take the Parliamentary oath, to the fuss over her banning women MPs from breastfeeding during committee. 353pp.Tags: betty boothroyd parliament dewsbury talented dancer tiller girls west end election local council labour party politics house commons barbara castle geoffrey freitas harry walston becoming political career first woman speaker turbulent periods british politics john major conservative party tony blair labour landslide victory political opinion south-east leicester by-election general election richardson bob mellish militant’s last stand european parliament thatcher victory 1979 michael foot neil kinnock speaker’s house the opposition madam speaker gennady seleznev pandit pant lecture chancellor the open university thriplow
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Catch a Falling Star: My Life with Michael Barrymore by Cheryl Barrymore (£9.50)Publisher: Robson — 2002Binding: Hardback in a Dust Wrapper. First Edition. [ISBN: 1861055986]Condition: Very Good+ — in Very Good+ Dust Wrapper.Description: Illustrated with photographs, in colour & black and white. From the cover: “There is one person who knows Michael Barrymore better than anyone — his former wife and business partner Cheryl Barrymore. Here, in her explosive autobiography, Cheryl describes what it was really like to live and work with the most popular entertainer in Britain. Many of the scenes and events she recalls are shocking — and at odds with Michael Barrymore’s humorous and self-deprecating public persona. When Michael Barrymore publicly announced he was gay in 1995, most people registered interest and surprise. His wife Cheryl — believe it or not — had no idea about her husband’s sexuality. She was stunned, devastated and humiliated in one fell swoop. But not for the first time. During their 22-year marriage, Cheryl had to endure Michael’s drink and drug problems, his paranoid, unpredictable behaviour and even physical abuse. She stood by him during his numerous attempts at rehab and worked hard to cover up signs of his irrational behaviour. On a professional level, she carefully guided him and planned his every move until he became TV’s biggest, best-paid star. She did all this for love. But he left her to rebuild her life from scratch. Since March 2001, when a young man’s body was found in the swimming pool of Michael Barrymore’s Essex home, Barrymore has hit the headlines again. Until now, Cheryl Barrymore has remained silent. But the endless stream of vitriol directed at her by her ex-husband and her desire to set the record straight led to her to speak out. In this compelling account of her life with Michael Barrymore, Cheryl portrays a man who could at times be generous and kind, yet who was often cold, cruel and tormented by his secrets. In Catch a Falling Star she recounts how she managed to recover her own life as his spiralled hopelessly out of control.”Notes: Size: 9½" x 6¼". Pictorial boards. 253 pages. Tags: agency agent alan anne austin barry beechy boyfriend britain brother-in-law browne candy carol cheryl choreographer chudleigh colclough colin complicated confidante costa counselling dabrowska dad dan davies davis depending driver eddie edwina endless entertainers ex-pa family former friend gasfitter gibbs gilbey golding greg hairdresser harding hawaii hidden husband kenny kit's kitty lichters manager' margaret martin maryla mate maurice michael's mike minder mulligan mum oldest otero palmer partner patsy personalities platts producer rabble re-hab rouser shaun soul spouses steve stylist talent tate television tony tracey truest turned winkott youall
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Commando Extraordinary by Charles Foley (£9.50)Publisher: Poole: Arms & Armour Press — 1987Binding: Hardback in a Dust Wrapper. First Edition. [ISBN: 0853688249]Condition: Very Good — in Very Good Dust Wrapper. Description: From the cover: “Otto Skorzeny, Chief of Germany’s Special Troops, became world famous overnight when, with a daring glider-borne attack, he rescued Mussolini from the mountain prison of Gran Sasso. Fearless and resourceful, his many subsequent exploits include the kidnapping of the Hungarian Regent’s son — wrapped in a carpet — and the infiltration of troops disguised in American uniforms behind Allied lines during the Battle of the Bulge in December 1944.

This is the true story, based on personal interviews with the author, of one of the legendary characters of World War Two — and one of the half-dozen pioneers of special forces. On the wings of his first, spectacular success, Skorzeny soared over the heads of his contemporaries into Hitler’s approval. By the time Skorzeny became head of Germany’s special forces, the war was as good as lost; but he was bent upon any risk to win it. Again and again, the darkness gathering around the failing Reich was lit by a flash that revealed the mark of Skorzeny’s handiwork — improbability.

Brought to trial at Nuremberg, he was denounced by the Allied Chief Prosecutor as "the most dangerous man in Europe". On the testimony of Allied officers, he was acquitted. Then, following his release, the Russians made two attempts to carry him off to Moscow, as part of the “talent collecting” operations that had netted them some of Germany’s top atomic and rocket scientists.

This classic account of Otto Skorzeny’s dramatic career tells one of the great stories of World War Two with all the verve and excitement of a first-rate thriller. Major-General Sir Robert Laycock’s foreword to the book, written in the 1950s, places the subject of this book in its overall historical context and provides a perceptive insight into the motives behind the formation and uses of Special Forces.”
Notes: Foreword or introduction by Sir Robert Laycock. Size: 8¾" x 5¾". Green boards with Gilt titling to the Spine. In the Special Forces Library series. 251 pages. Tags: special forces library germany war 1939-1945 campaigns secret service military operations biographies history warfare defence second first editions firsts printings 1st
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Curricula for Diversity in Education by Tony Booth, Will Swann, Mary Masterton & Patricia Potts (£9.50)Publisher: RoutledgeFalmer — 2002Binding: Paperback [ISBN: 0415071844]Condition: Very Good. Upper wrapper slighty curled. Text complete, clean and tight. Description: Number 1 in the series. Jacket illustration: Midsummer Common by Dorothy Bordass.

From the cover: “How can schools provide an appropriate education for the diversity of their pupils? They can start by recognising and accepting difference in their students and by providing curricula that are accessible to all. This volume portrays attempts to alleviate difficulties in learning across the curriculum, and explores ways of supporting children with disabilities. It examines changes in approaches to reducing difficulties in learning and looks at the experience of children and young people under pressure: children who are bullied; young people affected by HIV and AIDS; youth ‘trainees’ and children in ‘care’. There is a final section on basic methods of research into educational practice.”
Notes: Size: Trade Paperback (9¼" x 6"). In the Learning For All series. [XI] 357 pages. Tags: learning disabled children education great britain curricula handicapped curriculum planning disabilities mainstreaming individualized instruction special with elementary schools educational needs students support equal tony booth 0415071844 for all
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Diana v. Charles by James Whitaker (£9.50)Publisher: Signet — 1993Binding: Hardback in a Dust Wrapper. First Edition. [ISBN: 0670852457]Condition: Very Good — in Very Good Dust Wrapper. Gently bruised at the top corners of the boards with commensurate wear to the dust wrapper. Text complete, clean and tight. Description: Illustrated by way of: Colour Photographs;

From the cover: “It was billed as the love affair of the century. Instead the collapse of the Prince and Princess of Wales’s marriage sparked the biggest constitutional crisis since the Abdication.

Did Charles ever love Diana? Was she unfaithful to him? How much was Camilla Parker Bowles to blame for their shattered marriage?

In Diana v. Charles, James Whitaker, the world’s foremost authority on the royal family, paints the definitive portrait of the couple’s ill-starred relationship. With a series of exclusive revelations he charts its unhappy course from before the royal engagement right up to the present day. Diana v. Charles is filled with previously untold information gathered from James Whitaker’s twenty-five years of unrivalled royal reporting.

He reveals startling secrets of the unhappy childhood that caused eating disorders in Diana and her sister Sarah. He details the intimate nature of the Princess’s friendship with James Gilbey. He draws back the veil that has shrouded the House of Windsor’s ruthless dealings with outsiders. He examines the dirty-tricks department at Buckingham Palace, and the determined attempts by courtiers to freeze Diana out of public life. And he reveals the real truth behind those taped telephone calls.

While the contents of Diana v. Charles are the most explosive yet, James Whitaker writes sympathetically about the royal couple’s plight, and offers hope for the future of the British monarchy.”
Notes: Size: 9½" x 6¼". Black boards with Gilt titling to the Spine. [XVII] 237 pages. Tags: diana princess wales gilbey buckingham palace marriage charles prince marriages royalty and nobility great britain history 20th century princes biography princesses the eating disorders
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Diana: Her New Life by Andrew Morton (£9.50)Publisher: Simon & Schuster — 1994Binding: Hardback in a Dust Wrapper. First Edition. [ISBN: 0684800098]Condition: Very Good — in Very Good Dust Wrapper. Gently bruised at the head of the spine and top corners with commensurate ruffling to the dust wrapper. Leans slightly.Description: Illustrated with colour photographs. From the cover: “The publication of Andrew Morton’s Diana, Her 1 Story in 1992 shook the royal family to its very foundations. The books many revelations — that Prince Charles had been having a long-term affair, that the marriage of the Prince and Princess of Wales had been a sham, that the Princess had been suffering from an eating disorder and had made several halt-hearted suicide attempts — were initially greeted with disbelief. But as time passed it became clear that the book was, as its title claimed, Diana’s f rue story, especially when the couple announced their separation in December 1992. When Prince Charles eventually admitted his adultery on television, he put the final seal of confirmation on Andrew Morton’s claims.

Diana’s friends were hopeful that the separation from Charles, which ended years of living a lie, would bring Diana the freedom to find happiness in a new role. But has she? With her marriage in limbo and her children only occasionally by her side, Diana’s position in the royal family is one of increasing isolation.

Diana, Her New Life chronicles the secret battles that have raged behind closed doors, and Diana’s constant frustration as she endeavours to break free from the restrictions of her semi-detached royal life.

With the help of some of Diana’s closest friends and advisors, Andrew Morton is once again able to strip away the royal propaganda and reveal how Diana, who became a princess before she had reached maturity, is at last learning to become a woman in her own right rather than a puppet of the palace. Andrew Morton exposes the in-fighting and intrigue behind the separation, and Diana’s private thoughts on her retirement from public life, on remarriage, the men in her life and the grooming of Prince William for his future role.

Illustrated with 32 pages of remarkable colour photographs, Diana, Her New Life will give a fresh focus on the human story behind the most sensational royal crisis since the Abdication.”
Notes: Size: 9½" x 6¼". Grey boards with Gilt titling to the Spine. 176 pages. Tags: admitted adultery affair attempts autobiography battles biography britain british charles crisis diana disorder eating families family find from gallery great half-hearted happiness her his historical hoare infighting intrigue kingdom life long-term lord military new oliver palumbo political prince princess princesses public restrictions retirement role royal royalty secret semi-detached serpentine suicide television united wales william
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Diana: Her New Life by Andrew Morton (£9.50)Publisher: Michael O'Mara — 1994Binding: Hardback in a Dust Wrapper. First Edition. [ISBN: 1854797476]Condition: Very Good — in Very Good Dust Wrapper. Leans slightly.Description: Illustrated with colour photographs. From the cover: “The publication of Andrew Morton’s Diana, Her 1 Story in 1992 shook the royal family to its very foundations. The books many revelations — that Prince Charles had been having a long-term affair, that the marriage of the Prince and Princess of Wales had been a sham, that the Princess had been suffering from an eating disorder and had made several halt-hearted suicide attempts — were initially greeted with disbelief. But as time passed it became clear that the book was, as its title claimed, Diana’s f rue story, especially when the couple announced their separation in December 1992. When Prince Charles eventually admitted his adultery on television, he put the final seal of confirmation on Andrew Morton’s claims.

Diana’s friends were hopeful that the separation from Charles, which ended years of living a lie, would bring Diana the freedom to find happiness in a new role. But has she? With her marriage in limbo and her children only occasionally by her side, Diana’s position in the royal family is one of increasing isolation.

Diana, Her New Life chronicles the secret battles that have raged behind closed doors, and Diana’s constant frustration as she endeavours to break free from the restrictions of her semi-detached royal life.

With the help of some of Diana’s closest friends and advisors, Andrew Morton is once again able to strip away the royal propaganda and reveal how Diana, who became a princess before she had reached maturity, is at last learning to become a woman in her own right rather than a puppet of the palace. Andrew Morton exposes the in-fighting and intrigue behind the separation, and Diana’s private thoughts on her retirement from public life, on remarriage, the men in her life and the grooming of Prince William for his future role.

Illustrated with 32 pages of remarkable colour photographs, Diana, Her New Life will give a fresh focus on the human story behind the most sensational royal crisis since the Abdication.”
Notes: 176 pages. Tags: admitted adultery affair attempts autobiography battles biography britain british charles crisis diana disorder eating families family find from gallery great half-hearted happiness her his historical hoare infighting intrigue kingdom life long-term lord military new oliver palumbo political prince princess princesses public restrictions retirement role royal royalty secret semi-detached serpentine suicide television united wales william
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His Fight Is Ours by Jane Lane (£9.50)Publisher: Andrew Dakers — 1946Binding: Hardback in a Dust Wrapper. First Edition. Condition: Good - in Good DJ. DJ a little worn with some creasing, fading and marks. Cover slightly spotted. Small inscription on fep.Description: This novel attempts to trace the real reasons which induced Gaeldom to sacrifice itself in 1745 for the second time in thirty years. 311pp. Size: 8vo Crown (7½" x 5") Dust wrapper in protective, removable sleeve.
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