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Galatea by Philip Pullman (£88.00)Publisher: Victor Gollancz — 1978Binding: Hardback in a Dust Wrapper. First Edition. [ISBN: 0575024984]Condition: Good+ - in Good+ DJ. Edges of DJ somewhat ruffled, a little tanned, with a ½" closed tear to the bottom corner of the upper panel. Heavily bruised at the head, tail and corners of the boards. First few pages slightly dog-eared at the top corners.Description: The authors 2nd novel. From the cover: “‘Everything what it seems’ is the quotation that stands at the head of this novel; and Galatea both seems and is the story of a man who loves his wife, and who goes to look for her when she disappears. What Martin Browning cannot know, however, is that his search for the elusive Catherine will lead him first to Valencia and ultimately into the wilds of South America; that it will take him into the company of rich people and poor, zombies, businessmen, cyclists, dogs, electric whores, an astrologer doubling as a werewolf and a deranged midget who is also a magistrate, as well as unreal people of various kinds; or that at its end, in the remote snow-filled Anderson Valley, he will learn from the clean-smelling angelic messenger perhaps sent to him by his wife that it is no bad thing to be unreal.”Notes: Jacket designed by Linda Garland. Size: 8" x 5¼". Green boards with Gilt titling to the Spine. 287 pages. Tags: galatea man who loves his wife disappears valencia south america rich people zombies businessmen cyclists dogs electric whores astrologer werewolf deranged midget magistrate anderson valley angelic messenger
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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The Agony & the Ecstasy: Stephen Roche's World of Cycling by Stephen Roche with David Walsh (£15.50)Publisher: Stanley Paul — 1988Binding: Hardback in a Dust Wrapper. First Edition. [ISBN: 0091736846]Condition: Very Good — in Good Dust Wrapper. Dust wrapper heavily tanned at the join of the rear panel. Leans slightly. A little rubbing to the edges of the dust wrapper. Text complete, clean and tight. Description: Jacket illustration: Stephen Roche during the 1987 Tour de France. Illustrated by way of: Black & White Photographs; Colour Photographs;

From the cover: “On the morning after Stephen Roche became cycling champion of the world, a French newspaper wrote: We sought a successor to Bernard Hinault but, instead, we found a new Eddy Merckx. In winning the Giro d’ltalia, Tour de France and World Championship in 1987, Roche entered the Merckx class as only the second cyclist to win the sport’s three great prizes in the same season. The achievement will ensure a permanent place for Roche in cycling’s heroic history — but what the history books will not record are the struggles, conflicts, sufferings and satisfaction that lay behind the dedicated Irishman’s great victories.

The Agony & the Ecstasy is the story of the making of a champion, from his boyhood on the Dublin streets where his passion for cycling was born and fostered by his father, through the gruelling years of trying to prove he had the talent everyone said he had. The book follows Roche’s growth from home-town Dublin boy into a young European, famous in every city where cycling is a major sport, and the astonishing series of wins in 1987 that were to make him a sporting legend. The Agony & the Ecstasy takes us behind the scenes of triumph and into the mysterious world of cycling to show us what life for top professionals is really like: the roads, the races and the riders themselves — how they live and train; the battles with the elements on the great marathons; the crowds and their role in morale; the dangers of the sport, and the elation or despair when the finish line is reached.

Stephen Roche, one of the most likeable world champions in any sport, is articulate, perceptive and often controversial. Together with journalist David Walsh he has produced a fascinating, thought-provoking book about his own route to the summit, and an illuminating in-depth study of his sport.”
Notes: Size: 9½" x 6¼". Blue boards with Silver titling to the Spine. 213 pages. Tags: roche stephen cycling champion tour france aubisque time trialling cyclists ireland biography dublin sporting legend peugeot visentini giro bicycle racing
P&P: UK 1st £3.38. UK 2nd £2.92. EU Surface £5.16. EU Air £5.35. ROW Surface £5.16. ROW Air £9.22
The Traveller's Handbook for Normandy & Brittany by Anon. (£14.50)Publisher: Thomas Cook & Son — 1923Binding: Hardback Condition: Good+. Gently faded at the spine. Gently bruised at head & tail of spine and corners. Leans.Description: Fold out maps to prelims with other maps and diagrams within the text.Notes: Size: 6¾" x 4¾". Red boards with Gilt titling to the Spine & Upper Board. In the Cook's Travellers Handbooks series. 296 pages. Tags: tourists principal towns places interest seaside resorts normandy brittany cyclists motorists anglers festivals pardons fairs dieppe rouen lower seine havre caen river rance morbihan district honfleur evreux domfront alencon cherbourg coutances granville avranches dinan dinard malo st. brieuc guingamp landemeau brignogan brest porspoder landemeau quimper auray quiberon vannes redon rennes fougeres pontorson
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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Walk & Cycle Wear Valley by ANON (£10.50)Publisher: Wear Valley District Council — UndatedBinding: Paperback (Ringbound) Condition: Very Good.Description: Illustrated with colour photographs and maps.Notes: Size: 8¼" x 5¼". 64 pages. Tags: killhope lead mining centre escomb saxon church frosterley marble the fossil tree stanhope the fairy holes and linkirk caves stanhope castle the butts stanhope butterfly farm tow law newton cap viaduct bishop auckland binchester roman fort discovery centre bishop auckland low barns nature reserve witton-le-wear harperley prisoner war camp auckland castle bishop auckland wolsingham properties weardale museum ireshopeburn bishop auckland market place town hall auckland deer house bishop auckland durham dales centre stanhope the north pennines area outstanding natural beauty wear valley outdoor pursuits walkers cyclists visitors
P&P: UK 1st £2.38. UK 2nd £2.20. EU Surface £2.56. EU Air £2.86. ROW Surface £2.56. ROW Air £4.30

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Every Second Counts by Lance Armstrong with Sally Jenkins (£9.50)Publisher: Yellow Jersey Press — 2003Binding: Hardback in a Dust Wrapper. [ISBN: 0224064665]Condition: Very Good — in Very Good Dust Wrapper. Previous owners' inscription to the first blank. Description: From the cover: “In Paris on 25 July 1999, Lance Armstrong made world headlines with the most stunning comeback in the history of sport, winning the Tour de France in the fastest ever time after battling against life-threatening testicular cancer just eighteen months previously. A few months after that historic victory, he became a father for the first time. His first book, It’s Not About the Bike, charted his journey back to life and went on to become an international bestseller, and to win the William Hill Sports Book of the Year 2000.

Now, in this much-anticipated follow-up, Armstrong shares more details of his remarkable life story, including four more Tour de France wins, an Olympic medal, and the births of his twin daughters Grace and Isabelle. Never shy of controversy, Lance Armstrong is a genuine global sports superstar and one of cycling’s greatest ever champions. Here he offers us his life philosophy — his thoughts on training, competing, winning and failure. He also recounts the work done for the Foundation he set up following his dramatic recovery and introduces further inspirational tales of cancer survival.

Every Second Counts is another extraordinary and awe-inspiring book from a man who strives every day to meet life’s momentous challenges.”
Notes: Size: 9½" x 6¼". Black boards with Gilt titling to the Spine. 246 pages. Tags: armstrong lance health cyclists united states biography testis cancer patients autobiography sports cycling sport fitness diseases recreation with sally jenkins 0224064665
P&P: UK 1st £3.38. UK 2nd £2.92. EU Surface £5.16. EU Air £5.35. ROW Surface £5.16. ROW Air £9.22

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Mountain Biking by Dan Hope (£9.50)Publisher: Haynes — 1995Binding: Paperback [ISBN: 185960112X]Condition: Very Good. Upper wrapper slighty curled. Text complete, clean and tight.Description: Illustrated by way of: Colour Photographs; Diagrams; Tables; From the cover: “Mountain biking is the ideal sport for today. Healthy and fun, riding a mountain bike opens up a new world of opportunities for all cyclists — from a rigorous work-out over a roller-coaster hillside race track, to a gentle meander through quiet countryside lanes in the company of friends and family. Packed with practical information, Mountain Biking is your complete guide to this popular, fast-growing sport.”Notes: Size: 10¾" x 8¼". 168 pages. Tags: hope 185960112x terrain cycling step-by-step guides riding techniques skills choose right mountain bike accessories upgrades countryside biking code maintenance latest technology
P&P: UK 1st £3.38. UK 2nd £2.92. EU Surface £5.16. EU Air £5.35. ROW Surface £5.16. ROW Air £9.22

 
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