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Hopalong Cassidy and the Trail to the Seven Pines by Tex Burns (£68.00)Publisher: Hodder & Stoughton — 1952Binding: Hardback in a Dust Wrapper. First Edition. Condition: Good — in Good+ Dust Wrapper. Unlaminated dust wrapper a little edge worn and faded with price sticker to the spine. The pages are somewhat tanned, if tight, and a little musty. Red Cross library plate to the first blank, pasted on pocket to the last and a small notation to the rear pastedown.Description: First in this edition. [First published as a Hodder Yellow Jacket]Notes: Size: 7½" x 5". Blue boards with Black titling to the Spine. 190 pages. Tags: william boyd cowhand rancher cowboy stories wild west film television programmes gunmen left lawlessness tex burns first editions firsts printings 1st
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No More Mr Nice Guy: The Inside Story of the Alice Cooper Group by Michael Bruce with Billy James (£66.00)Publisher: London: SAF Publishing Ltd. — 2001Binding: Paperback [ISBN: 0946719322]Condition: Near Fine. Description: 2nd (revised) printing. [First Published: 1996] Illustrated by way of: Discography; Black & White Photographs; Facsimiles;Notes: Size: Trade Paperback (9¼" x 6¼"). 159 pages. Tags: james 0946719322 9780946719327 alice cooper musical group rock musicians united states pop film television music theatre genres styles
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Adventures in a TV Nation by Michael Moore; Kathleen Glynn; (£54.00)Publisher: Pan — 2002Binding: Paperback [ISBN: 0330419145]Condition: Very Good.Description: First in this, paperback, edition. Illustrated with black and white photographs. From the cover: “This book recounts the intriguing behind-the-scenes stories of the filming TV Nation and reveals how Moore and his associates got it past the censors and on the air. It also relates those stories which were too controversial to show — including the voice-activated lie detector scan which tested the daily news and recorded a lie in just about every report. If you have ever felt powerless or at the mercy of ‘the system’, Adventures in a TV Nation is guaranteed to lift your spirits.”Notes: 241 pages. Tags: action-packed alarm alarms american america's analysed anecdotes arts aryan average band bane baseball-capped battery beach behalf broadcast broadcasts called campaigns ceo chicken choice chronicling commission conducted consciousness corporate crackers cranked crime-fighting crimemobile' crusaders dancers' described deserved despite disappeared documentary effects emmy ended episodes everybody excellent flint followed gatecrashed generally getting giant-sized
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The Allotment Gardener's Handbook by Alan Titchmarsh (£48.00)Publisher: Treasure Press — 1992Binding: Hardback (Laminated Boards) [ISBN: 9781850516064]Condition: Very Good.Description: Learn how to create a well-cultivated allotment of fruit and vegetables under the guidance of the television and radio expert Alan Titchmarsh. (Er, I'd have said he's a garden expert, but that's just me I guess!). Beginning with information on how to acquire an allotment, the book describes the use of tools, soil types, and the variety of growing systems, weed control and fertilizers. Advice is given on how to tackle pests and diseases - and a chart is provided for easy identification of symptoms and the best remedy. Scarce in hardback.Notes: Size: 8½" x 6". 203 pages. Tags: Titchmarsh allotment vegetable growing veg patch fruits grow your own food
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Undressing Cinema: Clothing and Identity in the Movies by Stella Bruzzi (£47.00)Publisher: London & New York: Routledge — 1997Binding: Hardback [ISBN: 0415139562]Condition: Near Fine. Description: Illustrated by way of: Filmography; Black & White Photographs;

From the cover: “Bruzzi shows how, far from being mere accessories, clothes are key elements in the construction of cinematic identities. She uses case studies to reassess established ideas about costume and fashion, and to challenge conventional interpretations.

From Audrey Hepburn in Givenchy, to sharp-suited gangsters in Tarantino movies, clothing is central to film. In Undressing Cinema, Stella Bruzzi explores how far from being mere accessories, clothes are key elements in the construction of cinematic identities, and she proposes new and dynamic links between cinema, fashion and costume history, gender, queer theory and psychoanalysis. Bruzzi uses case studies drawn from contemporary popular cinema to reassess established ideas about costume and fashion in cinema, and to challenge conventional interpretations of how masculinity and femininity are constructed through clothing.”
Notes: Size: 9½" x 6¼". Black boards with Silver titling to the Spine & Upper Board. [XXI] 226 pages. Tags: 0415139562 9780415139564 costume symbolic aspects fashion motion pictures history films symbolism identity 20th century cinema criticism film theory television gender role cinematic design performing arts
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A Selection from the Broadcasts Given in Memory of Winston Churchill K.G., O.M., C. H. in the Sound and Television Services of the British Broadcasting Corporation, 24 to 30 January, 1965 by Anon. (£44.00)Publisher: British Broadcasting Corporation [B.B.C./BBC] — 1965Binding: Hardback in a Dust Wrapper. First Edition. Condition: Very Good — in Good Dust Wrapper. A little rubbing to the edges of the dust wrapper, more heavily at the spine ends and corners. Text complete, clean and tight. A nice copy overall. Description: Illustrated by way of: Black & White Photographs; Begins with a biography by Patrick O’Donovan a portrait by Christopher Sykes and Maurice Brown.

From the cover: “This book contains a selection of the broadcasts about the late Sir Winston Churchill on the television and radio services of the BBC between the time of his death and the day of his funeral. It contains not merely tributes by his friends and colleagues throughout the world, but a number of personal comments and recollections by men and women who knew him intimately. Among contributors are leading soldiers and administrators who served under Sir Winston when he was Prime Minister during the last war, allies from abroad, like General Eisenhower, fellow members of parliament, and those who helped him in his writing of history and his painting of pictures. The whole book bears witness to the deep admiration that was everywhere felt for this great man, and also throws a flood of light on the many facets of his character and achievement.”
Notes: Foreword or introduction by R.t Hon. Lord Normanbrook, G.C.B. & Viaurice Ashley. Size: 11" x 8¾". Grey boards with Gilt titling to the Spine. 144 pages. Tags: churchill winston 1874-1965 appreciation prime ministers great britain obituaries spencer biography anon
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Chambers Biographical Dictionary by Edited by Melanie Parry (£37.00)Publisher: Chambers — 1999Binding: Hardback in a Dust Wrapper. [ISBN: 0550160604]Condition: Very Good — in Very Good Dust Wrapper. A little rubbing to the edges of the dust wrapper. Description: 6th (revised) edition, 4th printing, [First Published: 1897]

From the cover: “The publication of the sixth edition of the Chambers Biographical Dictionary, the most comprehensive and authoritative single-volume biographical dictionary available, marks the 100th anniversary of the appearance of the first edition in 1897. With the addition of over 3,500 new entries, this new volume has been extensively revised and updated to include an even wider range of entries, giving increased — and unrivalled — coverage in such areas as sport, science, music, art, literature, politics, television and film.

As well as containing well over 17,500 alphabetically arranged articles describing the nationality, occupation and achievements of each person, there are new features such as the 250 panels which focus on a wide variety of individuals regarded as being particularly important, influential and interesting. The panels also contain bibliographical information and quotations. There are thousands of suggestions for further reading, and a new reader-friendly format which invites browsing and is enhanced by extensive cross-referencing.

Covering the full range of human achievement, from Boudicca to Nelson Mandela, Isaac Newton to Stephen Hawking and Dante to Maya Angelou, the centenary edition of the Chambers Biographical Dictionary is packed with fascinating biographies spanning not only all the centuries from thousands of years before Christ right up to the present day, but also every continent and all fields of human endeavour.”
Notes: Size: 10" x 6¼". Black boards with Gilt titling to the Spine. 2008 pages. Tags: dictionaries history sports science music arts literature politics television and film publications biography
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Englishness and Empire 1939-1965 by Wendy Webster (£29.00)Publisher: Oxford University Press — 2005Binding: Hardback in a Dust Wrapper. First Edition. [ISBN: 0199258600]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. Text complete, clean and tight. Description: From the cover: “Did loss of imperial power and the end of empire have any significant impact on metropolitan culture and identity after 1939? Within a burgeoning literature on national identity and Englishness, this is a question that has received surprisingly little attention.

Drawing on extensive research in the media archive, Wendy Webster’s highly readable study investigates popular narratives of nation, and the significance of empire and its legacies in shaping national identity after 1939. What were the tensions and uncertainties involved in defining a post-imperial nation? How did imperial legacies inform questions about who belonged in Britain and debates about race, immigration, and nationality? What did the Commonwealth mean? What was the significance of America to the making of a post-imperial nation? Focusing on stories told through prolific filmic and television imagery — the Second World War, the Coronation and Everest, colonial wars of the 1950s, Winston Churchill’s funeral — the book explores how far, and in what contexts and unexpected places, imperial identity and loss of imperial power resonated in popular narratives of nation.

A novel thematic focus on empire and Englishness in the post-1945 period makes this an important study for scholars and students of modern British history, empire and Commonwealth, decolonization, migration, gender, ethnicity, and race.”
Notes: Size: 9½" x 6¼". Black boards with Gilt titling to the Spine. 253 pages. Tags: webster 0199258600 nationalism great britain imperialism public opinion history 20th century postcolonialism commonwealth nations national characteristics mass media english colonies george england civilization elizabeth
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Fundamentals of Electronics by Douglas R. Malcolm (£29.00)Publisher: Breton — 1987Binding: Hardback [ISBN: 0534064086]Condition: Good+. Snagged at the head of the spine, remnants of sticker to the upper board. Previous owners inscription to pastedown. Text bright and tight.Description: Second Edition. An introduction to active electronic components for students enrolled in electronics training. The presentation of material is suited for associate-degree programs on the post-secondary level or for technical-level instruction in vocational/technical high schools. Preparation for this material should include the study of dc/ac fundamentals, as well as an understanding of basic electronics mathematics. Since the text contains an extensive amount of circuitry found in all fields of electronics, it should prove especially useful to individuals undergoing training in service-technology electronics.Notes: Size: 9½" x 7½". 452 pages. Tags: telecommunications transformer-type photoelectricity characteristics semiconductors rectification electron-beam photoelectron stabilization microfaceting semiconductor transmission spectroscopy introduction oscillators illustrated common-core electronics solid-state oscillatory electronic microprobe conduction television technology techniques analytical waveguides deflection amplifiers rectifiers stabilizer transients modulation rectifier equalizer recording injection microchip engineers detection full-wave electrons frequency circuits computing electric electron circuits computer magnetic
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The Yellow River: A 5000 Year Journey Through China by Kevin Sinclair (£27.00)Publisher: London: Weidenfeld & Nicholson — 1987Binding: Hardback in a Dust Wrapper. First Edition. [ISBN: 0297792318]Condition: Very Good — in Very Good Dust Wrapper. Price Clipped. A little rubbing to the edges of the dust wrapper. Text complete, clean and tight. Description: Illustrated by way of: Colour Photographs; Maps [1]; Based on the BBC television documentary.Notes: Size: 14¼" x 10¼. Blue boards with Gilt titling to the Spine. 207 pages. Tags: rivers china yellow river valley description and travel history social life customs region kevin sinclair 0297792318 first editions firsts printings 1st
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The Life of Mammals by David Attenborough (£26.00)Publisher: British Broadcasting Corporation [B.B.C. BBC] — 2002Binding: Hardback in a Dust Wrapper. First Edition. [ISBN: 0563534230]Condition: Very Good — in Very Good Dust Wrapper. Price Clipped. Dust wrapper very slightly rubbed at the edges. Text complete, clean and tight. Description: Illustrated by way of: Colour Photographs;

From the cover: “Of marsupials, mice and men. Evolution, and Sir David Attenborough’s 23-year sequence of books and BBC television ‘Life’ films, have culminated in the mammals and the explosion of awareness and intelligence. In the very short period of 100 million years — a mere blink in evolutionary time — the first mammals have arrived at world dominance.

This came largely from hair and milk. Insulation and central heating made them adaptable to any surroundings. Care of the young led to learning and bigger brains. Otters, camels, lions, foxes and sheep, moles underground, whales at sea, bats in the air, polar bears, antelope, squirrels, mice, monkeys and man have exploited every habitat and every food source — the basis of this new narrative.”
Notes: Size: 10" x 7¼". Red boards with Gilt titling to the Spine. 320 pages. Tags: attenborough 0563534230 mammals life cycles mammalia animal behaviour adaptation mals adaptations behavior reproduction anatomy evolution history
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Mozart and His Operas by David Cairns (£23.00)Publisher: Allen Lane — 2006Binding: Hardback in a Dust Wrapper. [ISBN: 0140296743]Condition: Very Good — in Very Good Dust Wrapper. Description: 2nd impression. [First Edition: 2006]Notes: Size: 9½" x 6¼". Green boards with Gilt titling to the Spine. [XI] 290 pages. Tags: mozart wolfgang amadeus 1756-1791 composers austria biography opera operas 18th century autobiography entertainment performing arts music genres styles operac film television individual musicians specific bands groups biograph david cairns 0140296743
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Cliff Richard: The Complete Chronicle by Mike Read; Nigel Goodall; Peter Lewry; (£22.50)Publisher: Hamlyn — 1993Binding: Hardback in a Dust Wrapper. First Edition. [ISBN: 0600578976]Condition: Very Good - in Very Good DJ. Edges of DJ somewhat ruffled. Lower edge of the boards rubbed and faded.Description: From the cover: “This is the first-ever definitive reference work covering the remarkable career of Britain’s most enduring pop star. Expanded and updated from the earlier works “The Cliff Richard File” and “The Complete Recording Sessions” it combines a unique diary style account of his professional activity from 1958, with detailed information on every live date, recording session and radio and television broadcast. Additional sections include features on the films, a breakdown of his phenomenal chart successes and a complete discography. The 250 illustrations feature never-before-published photographs from author Mike Read’s personal files, tour programmes and record sleeves from over the years, and exclusive graphic material from the archives of EMI’s Abbey Road Studios.”Notes: Foreword or introduction by Hank Marvin. Size: 11¼" x 9½". Pictorial boards. 297 pages. Tags: recordings confidante stagecraft liberation background experience stepfather o'sullivan nationwide coronation girlfriend interested connection eurovision television hurricanes mcphatter mankowitz political marketing mackender griffiths travellin gillespie sexuality muggleton mistletoe childhood influence crusaders flamstead christian palladium religious christine hutchison robertson quintones jehovah's witnesses rosemarie frederick fleetwood closeness morrison movement brothers juvenile richards sheridan molineux
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Fauna Britannica: The Practical Guide to Wild and Domestic Creatures of Britain by Duff Hart-Davis (£22.00)Publisher: Weidenfeld & Nicolson — 2002Binding: Hardback in a Dust Wrapper. [ISBN: 9781407218779]Condition: Very Good+ — in Very Good Dust Wrapper. Description: Illustrated by way of: Colour Photographs;

From the cover: “Man has lived among animals for the whole of his existence on earth, first competing with them, then using, and all too often abusing them. But in the past fifty years or so people in Britain have become overwhelmingly urban, and in consequence have lost contact with nature and the country. Most children have little direct experience of animals and birds: they see them on television but rarely meet them in the flesh. Yet the popularity of farms open to the public demonstrates the affection that people have for animals, and also the beneficial effects that contact with animals can produce.

Fauna Britannica is a work of reference for people whose interest in animals has been awakened by passing acquaintance. This book is essentially a practical encyclopaedia of creatures, wild and domesticated, that have lived and now live in the British Isles. Without seeking to be exhaustive, it concentrates on the creatures that people are most likely to come across or to have read about. As well as being an authoritative guide, Fauna Britannica aims to show how attitudes to animals have changed over the centuries, and to demonstrate how our exploitation of them has had far-reaching consequences for the environment.

The author surveys those creatures such as the Steppe Mammoth and the Giant Irish Elk whose presence in Britain is revealed in the fossil records, and describes the exotic imports and menageries of historical times. He profiles many species of wild mammals, horses, farm animals, dogs and cats, birds, fish, reptiles, amphibians and insects. Interspersed throughout the book are essays on various aspects of the countryside, including the reintroduction of the European Beaver, poaching, fox hunting, horse healers and the Scottish drovers. Social history, folklore and legend combine with scientific authority to make Fauna Britannica an enthralling survey of Britain’s creatures, then and now.”
Notes: Size: 11¼" x 8¾". Matching Pictorial boards. 416 pages. Tags: hart davis 9781407218779 zoology great britain encyclopedias domestic animals history fauna man folklore
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Fauna Britannica: The Practical Guide to Wild and Domestic Creatures of Britain by Duff Hart-Davis (£22.00)Publisher: Weidenfeld & Nicolson — 2002Binding: Hardback in a Dust Wrapper. First Edition. [ISBN: 9781407218779]Condition: Very Good+ — in Very Good+ Dust Wrapper. Description: Illustrated by way of: Colour Photographs;

From the cover: “Man has lived among animals for the whole of his existence on earth, first competing with them, then using, and all too often abusing them. But in the past fifty years or so people in Britain have become overwhelmingly urban, and in consequence have lost contact with nature and the country. Most children have little direct experience of animals and birds: they see them on television but rarely meet them in the flesh. Yet the popularity of farms open to the public demonstrates the affection that people have for animals, and also the beneficial effects that contact with animals can produce.

Fauna Britannica is a work of reference for people whose interest in animals has been awakened by passing acquaintance. This book is essentially a practical encyclopaedia of creatures, wild and domesticated, that have lived and now live in the British Isles. Without seeking to be exhaustive, it concentrates on the creatures that people are most likely to come across or to have read about. As well as being an authoritative guide, Fauna Britannica aims to show how attitudes to animals have changed over the centuries, and to demonstrate how our exploitation of them has had far-reaching consequences for the environment.

The author surveys those creatures such as the Steppe Mammoth and the Giant Irish Elk whose presence in Britain is revealed in the fossil records, and describes the exotic imports and menageries of historical times. He profiles many species of wild mammals, horses, farm animals, dogs and cats, birds, fish, reptiles, amphibians and insects. Interspersed throughout the book are essays on various aspects of the countryside, including the reintroduction of the European Beaver, poaching, fox hunting, horse healers and the Scottish drovers. Social history, folklore and legend combine with scientific authority to make Fauna Britannica an enthralling survey of Britain’s creatures, then and now.”
Notes: Size: 11¼" x 8¾". Matching Pictorial boards. 416 pages. Tags: hart davis 9781407218779 zoology great britain encyclopedias domestic animals history fauna man folklore
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George Gershwin: An Intimate Portrait by Walter Rimler (£22.00)Publisher: Urbana: University of Illinois Press — 2009Binding: Hardback in a Dust Wrapper. First Edition. [ISBN: 9780252034442]Condition: Very Good+ — in Very Good+ Dust Wrapper. Description: Illustrated by way of: Black & White Photographs;Notes: Jacket designed by Kelly Gray. Size: 9½" x 6¼". Black boards with Gilt titling to the Spine. In the Music in American Life series. 204 pages. Tags: music american life gershwin composers united states concerto piano orchestra major porgy bess swift kay film television theatre musicians 20th century composer musician performing arts theater broadway musical revue
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Computer Networks Third Edition by Andrew S. Tanenbaum (£20.50)Publisher: Prentice Hall — 1996Binding: Hardback [ISBN: 0133499456]Condition: Very Good. Previous owners' inscription to the first blank. Gently bruised at the head, tail and corners of the binding. Text complete, clean and tight.Description: From the cover: “Computer Networks is the ideal introduction to today’s and tomorrow’s networks. This classic best-seller has been totally rewritten to reflect the networks of the late 1990s and beyond. Author, educator, and researcher Andrew S. Tanenbaum, winner of the ACM Karl V. Karlstrom Outstanding Educator Award, carefully explains how networks work inside, from the hardware technology up through the most popular network applications. The book takes a structured approach to networking, starting at the bottom (the physical layer) and gradually working up to the top (the application layer). The topics covered include: Physical layer (e.g., copper, fibre, radio, and satellite communication); Data link layer (e.g., protocol principles, HDLC, SLIP, and PPP); MAC Sublayer (e.g., IEEE 802 LANs, bridges, new high-speed LANs); Network layer (e.g., routing, congestion control, internetworking, IPv6); Transport layer (e.g., transport protocol principles, TCP, network performance); Application layer (e.g., cryptography, email, news, the Web, Java, multimedia) In each chapter, the necessary principles are described in detail, followed by extensive examples taken from the Internet, ATM networks, and wireless networks.”Notes: Size: 9½" x 7". Pictorial boards. 813 pages. Tags: abstract access adaptation addresses addressing agent algorithms allocation aloha analog analysis application architecture arpanet asn atm audio authentication backbone baseband basis bgp bluetooth bridges broadband broadcast buffering bus cable carrier categories cdma cell cellular channel choke cidr circuits classless client coaxial codes collision-free communications companies comparison compression computers concatenated congestion connection
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The Times Atlas of the 20th Century: The Definitive Account of Our Century by Edited by Richard Overy (£19.50)Publisher: Times — 1997Binding: Hardback in a Dust Wrapper. [ISBN: 0723007667]Condition: Very Good — in Very Good Dust Wrapper. Dust wrapper a little rubbed at the edges with heavier rubbing to the spine ends.Description: Illustrated with photographs, in colour & black and white with diagrams and maps. From the cover: “The Times Atlas of the 20th Century is a major new treatment of this century of paradox and progress. Its richly interwoven tapestry of text, maps and illustrations brings sharply into focus our century’s main themes and underlying problems. Richard Overy’s compelling and analytical text takes the world from the pomp of Europe’s colonial heyday and the cataclysm of the First World War through the Great Depression, the Second World War and the Cold War to the uncertain stumblings of the New World Order. Special attention is paid to the themes and challenges which have faced us throughout the century — the environment, health, science, leisure and technology. With over 200 full-colour maps and more than 300 photographs, the book is a visual feast and a work of substantial scholarship.”Notes: Size: 4to Royal (32 x 25cm Approx.). 239 pages. Tags: smoking-related austria-hungary democratization czechoslovakia russo-japanese reconstruction fundamentalism communications deforestation july-december modernization photochemical parliamentary confrontation mediterranean international concentration revolutionary organizations transcaucasus metropolitan super-powers unemployment affiliations bibliography tuberculosis land-holding commonwealth dam-building distribution peacekeeping dictatorship urbanization independence contributors motorization development eradication populations nationalism palestinian persecution afghanistan dissolution exploration nationalist performance consumption nazi-soviet convergence radioactive
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Moon River and Me: A Memoir by Andy Williams (£19.00)Publisher: Weidenfeld & Nicolson — 2009Binding: Hardback in a Dust Wrapper. First Edition. [ISBN: 0297856391]Condition: Very Good+ — in Very Good Dust Wrapper. Price Clipped. Description: Illustrated by way of: Black & White Photographs;

From the cover: “Andy Williams is one of the greatest singing stars of all time. During a glittering career spanning eight decades, he has headlined at concert venues in almost every city on the planet, sold over 100 million albums, hosted a hugely successful TV show and worked with a roll-call of showbusiness legends that included Bob Hope, Bing Crosby, Judy Garland, Frank Sinatra, Lauren Bacall, Jack Lemmon, Elvis Presley and John Lennon. His television show also introduced stars of the next generation, like the Osmonds and Elton John.

Now, for the first time, Andy tells the whole remarkable story. An Iowa farm boy who grew up during the Great Depression — so poor he had to sing for his shoes Andy began performing at the age of seven as one quarter of the Williams Brothers. They graduated from church halls and a funeral parlour to mid-Western radio stations, and found fame in Hollywood movies and a headlining nightclub act that was the sensation of its era.

After going solo, Andy endured his wilderness years, barely scraping a living in ‘rust-belt’ supper clubs — to re-emerge as one of the greatest television and recording stars of his era. The Andy Williams Show topped television ratings around the world, and a string of smash hits, including his signature tune ‘Moon River’, went on to earn him eighteen gold and three platinum discs.

Still singing, still holding audiences in the palm of his hand, Andy Williams looks back on an extraordinary show business life. Revelatory, honest, funny and touching, Moon River and Me is the inspiring autobiography of an icon.”
Notes: Size: 9½" x 6¼". Blue boards with Silver titling to the Spine. 308 pages. Tags: 9780297856399 autobiography arts entertainment biography film television music 1408460246 windsor cased williams andy singers united states personalities performing theatre posers musicians rock pop genres styles 1410420574 thorndike 9781408460245 9781408460252 paragon 9781410420572 individual specific bands groups personal memoirs poser musician 0297856391 first editions firsts printings 1st
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Vivien Leigh by Hugo Vickers (£19.00)Publisher: London: Hamish Hamilton — 1988Binding: Hardback in a Dust Wrapper. First Edition. [ISBN: 0241125367]Condition: Very Good — in Very Good Dust Wrapper. A little rubbing to the edges of the dust wrapper. Price Clipped. Description: Illustrated by way of: Black and White Photographs;

From the cover: “Vivien Leigh won international acclaim at the age of twenty-six when she crossed the Atlantic and walked off with the coveted part of Scarlett O’Hara in Gone with the Wind under the noses of some of Hollywood’s most famous stars. For this part alone she has earned a lasting place in film history. She was hardly ever in a bad film or a bad play and she tried a wide range of parts — scoring notable triumphs in A Streetcar Named Desire, as a convincing Lady Macbeth and as Sabina in The Skin of Our Teeth.

There have been many biographies of Vivien Leigh, invariably Hollywood filmographies, most of which have been inaccurate and incomplete. Hugo Vickers approaches his subject as a human being, according her the same detailed research that the readers of his Cecil Beaton and Gladys, Duchess of Marlborough have come to expect of him. He examines the previously uncharted story of Vivien Leigh’s antecedents, making surprising new discoveries. He is able to bring Vivien’s parents to life as real people with the help of a great number of family documents, letters and diaries, made available by Vivien’s daughter for the first time. These give the first clear account of the atmosphere in which Vivien was raised.

He traces the progress of her relationship with Leigh Holman, from their first meeting, through the period of their engagement, marriage and divorce, and shows how they formed an important, lasting friendship, helped by the complete series of letters Vivien wrote to him between 1932 and 1967. He has made extensive use of the Oswald Frewen diaries, an essential source not only on that marriage but on Vivien’s elopement with Laurence Olivier and their subsequent adventures.

Hugo Vickers also examines Vivien’s film and stage career, writing of her as a person and not as the “property” of a film company or a name on a contract. He examines her films and, drawing on a great number of interviews with famous figures of the stage, he recreates her part in the life of English Theatre in the 1940s and 1950s. An important feature of the book is, of course, her love for Laurence Olivier and their twenty-year marriage, so much of it made difficult by recurring bouts of tuberculosis and manic depression. Hugo Vickers, drawing on many hours of conversation with her devoted friend, the actor John Merivale, explains how Vivien re-established her life after the divorce.

Vivien Leigh emerges as a more real and more intelligent person than in previous accounts, a spirited and courageous actress brought down by ill-health.”
Notes: Jacket designed by Craig Dodd. Size: 9½" x 6¼". Black boards with Gilt titling to the Spine. [XVII] 411 pages. Tags: acting actors actresses arts biographies britain cinema entertainment film films leigh motion music performing picture television theatre video vivien
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Vivien Leigh by Hugo Vickers (£19.00)Publisher: London: Hamish Hamilton — 1988Binding: Hardback in a Dust Wrapper. First Edition. [ISBN: 0241125367]Condition: Very Good — in Very Good Dust Wrapper. Description: Illustrated by way of: Black and White Photographs;

From the cover: “Vivien Leigh won international acclaim at the age of twenty-six when she crossed the Atlantic and walked off with the coveted part of Scarlett O’Hara in Gone with the Wind under the noses of some of Hollywood’s most famous stars. For this part alone she has earned a lasting place in film history. She was hardly ever in a bad film or a bad play and she tried a wide range of parts — scoring notable triumphs in A Streetcar Named Desire, as a convincing Lady Macbeth and as Sabina in The Skin of Our Teeth.

There have been many biographies of Vivien Leigh, invariably Hollywood filmographies, most of which have been inaccurate and incomplete. Hugo Vickers approaches his subject as a human being, according her the same detailed research that the readers of his Cecil Beaton and Gladys, Duchess of Marlborough have come to expect of him. He examines the previously uncharted story of Vivien Leigh’s antecedents, making surprising new discoveries. He is able to bring Vivien’s parents to life as real people with the help of a great number of family documents, letters and diaries, made available by Vivien’s daughter for the first time. These give the first clear account of the atmosphere in which Vivien was raised.

He traces the progress of her relationship with Leigh Holman, from their first meeting, through the period of their engagement, marriage and divorce, and shows how they formed an important, lasting friendship, helped by the complete series of letters Vivien wrote to him between 1932 and 1967. He has made extensive use of the Oswald Frewen diaries, an essential source not only on that marriage but on Vivien’s elopement with Laurence Olivier and their subsequent adventures.

Hugo Vickers also examines Vivien’s film and stage career, writing of her as a person and not as the “property” of a film company or a name on a contract. He examines her films and, drawing on a great number of interviews with famous figures of the stage, he recreates her part in the life of English Theatre in the 1940s and 1950s. An important feature of the book is, of course, her love for Laurence Olivier and their twenty-year marriage, so much of it made difficult by recurring bouts of tuberculosis and manic depression. Hugo Vickers, drawing on many hours of conversation with her devoted friend, the actor John Merivale, explains how Vivien re-established her life after the divorce.

Vivien Leigh emerges as a more real and more intelligent person than in previous accounts, a spirited and courageous actress brought down by ill-health.”
Notes: Jacket designed by Craig Dodd. Size: 9½" x 6¼". Black boards with Gilt titling to the Spine. [XVII] 411 pages. Tags: vickers 0241125367 1913-1967 acting actors actresses arts biographies britain cinema entertainment film films leigh motion music performing picture television theatre video vivien
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The Movie Book by Don Shiach (£18.50)Publisher: Ultimate Editions — 1995Binding: Hardback in a Dust Wrapper. [ISBN: 1860350224]Condition: Very Good — in Very Good Dustwrapper. Gently bruised at the head of the spine and top corners with commensurate ruffling to the dustwrapper.Description: Illustrated with black and white & colour photographs. An Illustrated History of the Cinema. From the cover: “This book is the story of the movies, told through the people in them and behind them. All the great stars are here — the Garbos, Brandos, Deans and Monroes — each described in an individual pen portrait with pictures of them in their greatest roles. Equally, individual accounts are also given of the great directors from around the world, not only those lauded by the critics as auteurs but also the honest journeymen who have contributed much to the pleasure of films without setting out to stamp their world view on them. Often more important than the directors, or even the stars, are the studios, also profiled here — established and run by ruthless ambitious men, each gave its films its own particular character.”Notes: Size: 12" x 9¼". Pictorial boards. 255 pages. Tags: the cinema romance adventure fantasy comedy the movies multi-screened complexes directors the studios the stars screen personas hollywood british film industry musicals margaret lockwood james mason buster keaton cary grant late-night television american film industry
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Colour T.V. Training Manual by C. P. Oliphant; Verne M. Ray; (£18.00)Publisher: Foulsham-Sams — 1965Binding: Hardback [ISBN: 0572004303]Condition: Very Good. Ex-libris with usual marks. Spine faded. Mildly bumped at head & tail of spine and corners. A tight copy.Description: Blue cloth with gilt titling to spine. It seems that the electronics service industry is constantly faced with the problem of training itself in order to keep pace with a rapidly growing industry. In 1946, the servicing of FM receivers presented a real challenge even to those who were well trained in FM fundamentals. Shortly thereafter, an even greater challenge appeared television. Early estimates of the growth of the television industry were far too conservative. Even so, it was feared that the service industry could not maintain and service the television receivers being produced. It is our sincere wish that this book will play its intended part in the tremendous task of training personnel for colour receiver servicing. 22pp. Index. Size: 4to Demy (11" x 8½")
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The New Priest-Hood by Joan Bakewell; Nicholas Garnham; (£18.00)Publisher: Allen Lane — 1970Binding: Hardback in a Dust Wrapper. First Edition. [ISBN: 0713900474]Condition: Good+ — in Good+ Dustwrapper. Gently bruised at the spine ends and corners with commensurate ruffling to the dustwrapper. Pages lightly age-tanned. Text complete, clean and tight.Description: British Television Today.Notes: Jacket designed by Jonathan Miller. Size: 9" x 5¾". Green boards with Silver titling to the Spine. 314 pages. Tags: bbc television begins engineering howard bridgewater neville watson foundation itv norman collins mark chapman-walker sir lew grade billy cotton dennis main wilson ned sherrin barry took drama producers directors arts programmes melvyn bragg john culshaw humphrey burton jonathan miller ken russell information sir geoffrey cox gerald priestland current affairs desmond
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Aaron Copland and His World by Edited by Carol J. Oja & Judith Tick (£17.00)Publisher: Princeton & Oxford: Princeton University Press — 2005Binding: Paperback [ISBN: 9780691124704]Condition: Very Good. Upper wrapper slighty curled. Text complete, clean and tight. Description: Contains: Black & white photographs; Facsimiles; Musical scores;

From the cover: “Aaron Copland and His World reassesses the legacy of one of America’s best-loved composers at a pivotal moment — as his life and work shift from the realm of personal memory to that of history. This collection of seventeen essays by distinguished scholars of American music explores the stages of cultural change on which Copland’s long life (1900-1990) unfolded: from the modernist experiments of the 1920s, through the progressive populism of the Great Depression and the urgencies of World War II, to post-war political backlash and the rise of serialism in the 1950s and the widespread cultural turbulence of the 1960s.

Continually responding to an ever-changing political and cultural panorama, Copland kept a firm focus on both his private muse and the public he served. No self-absorbed recluse, he was very much a public figure who devoted his career to building support systems that would help composers function pro-ductively in America. This book offers multiple critiques on Copland’s role in these shifting contexts.

The contributors include music historians long associated with Copland scholarship such as Vivian Perlis, Howard Pollack, and Larry Starr, as well as newer voices to Copland, among them Elliott Antokoletz, Leon Botstein, and Martin Brody. The book also gives voice to younger scholars: Emily Abrams, Paul Anderson, Elizabeth Crist, Melissa de Graaf, Neil Lerner, and Beth Levy. And it offers interdisciplinary essays by the dance scholar Lynn Garafola, the art historian Gail Levin, and the cultural historian Morris Dickstein.

The topics range from Copland’s role in shaping an American school of modern dance to his relationship with Leonard Bernstein; his homosexuality, especially as influenced by the writings of Andre Gide; and theoretical explorations of cultural nationalism. Copland’s rich correspondence with the composer and critic Arthur Berger, who set the parameters of Copland’s reception for much of the composer’s lifetime, is published here in its entirety, edited by Wayne Shirley.”
Notes: Size: Trade Paperback (9¼" x 6"). [XXI] 503 pages. Tags: copland aaron ballet music correspondence criticism interpretation history united states 20th century composers film television theatre musicians usa 9780691124704
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Ray Charles: The Birth of Soul by Mike Evans (£17.00)Publisher: London, New York, Paris, Sydney, Copenhagen, Berlin, Madrid & Tokyo: Omnibus Press — 2005Binding: Hardback in a Dust Wrapper. First Edition. [ISBN: 184449764X]Condition: Very Good — in Very Good Dust Wrapper.Description: Appendices [4]; Black & White Photographs;

From the cover: “For a generation of musicians and fans, the late Ray Charles provided the catalyst that fused the previously largely exclusive genres of jazz, blues and gospel music. In an era when jazz and pop music were seemingly poles apart, the impact of Charles’ music was truly revolutionary in that it brought together these strands and fans for the first time.

This book traces Ray Charles’ amazing story from the abject disadvantage of being orphaned, black and blind in the South of the 1930s to the height of international success. Features exclusive first hand interviews and quotes from those who worked with, or were simply influenced by, the man who more than anyone else could truly be called the founding father of soul music.”
Notes: Size: 9½" x 6¼". Black boards with Silver titling to the Spine. [XVI] 362 pages. Tags: evans 184449764x charles ray 1930-2004 singers united states african american soul music history criticism film television theatre composers musicians
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Nature of Australia: A Portrait of the Island Continent by John Vandenbeld (£16.50)Publisher: Collins Australia — 1988Binding: Hardback in a Dust Wrapper. [ISBN: 0732200032]Condition: Very Good — in Very Good Dust Wrapper. Description: 2nd printing. [First Published: 1988] Illustrated by way of: Colour Photographs;

From the cover: “The earliest explorers of Australia felt themselves to be in an alien world of bizarre animals and strange plants, a land left behind by time. That sense of strangeness pervades the perception of Australia to the present day. Much of its life — and the way it is lived — is unique, but there’s also a new understanding of Australia’s origins and its links with the rest of the natural world.

Based on the acclaimed television series, the book brings together new discoveries and insights into a comprehensive and fascinating account of how the island continent came to be the way it is, the making of its dramatic landscapes, and the origins and evolution of its marvellous plants and animals.

Nature of Australia traces the rise of those most extraordinary mammals, the marsupials, from their beginnings in the primeval forests of the Americas to their triumphant radiation in Australia; it tells the story of the rich and varied seas, from the storm-tossed kelp forests of the south to the marvels of the Great Barrier Reef; it follows the great climatic changes that turned the continent from a lush land of plenty into a parched place of drought and fire which forged ingenious ways of survival; and it reveals the impact of human immigrants on the continent and its creatures: first the Aborigines and their firesticks, then, in the last 200 years, Europeans and their technology.

Accompanied by a wealth of splendid photographs and other illustrations, Nature of Australia is a lucid and engrossing account of the making of Australia and its marvels — an enthralling portrait of the island continent.”
Notes: Size: 9¾" x 8". Red boards with White titling to the Spine. 292 pages. Tags: natural history australia australian broadcasting corporation organisms nature the world country life pets john vandenbeld 0732200032
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Spirit of Asia by Michael Macintyre (£16.50)Publisher: London: British Broadcasting Corporation — 1980Binding: Hardback in a Dust Wrapper. First Edition. [ISBN: 0563177918]Condition: Very Good — in Good Dust Wrapper. Price Clipped. A little rubbing to the edges of the dust wrapper with a short, closed, tear to the head of the lower panel. Text complete, clean and tight. Description: Illustrated by way of: Colour Photographs; Maps to the endpapers and blanks;

From the cover: “South-East Asia is all too familiar as a battleground, but rarely has there been any intimation that the people caught up in the fighting were heirs to a splendid and ancient cultural tradition which produced many of the greatest artistic achievements of all time, and which continues to this day with remarkable vigour. To Asians, art is a natural part of daily life, an aspect of religious devotion, whether Hindu as in Ball, or Buddhist as in Burma and Thailand,

The photographs in this book, all reproduced in colour, were taken between July 1976 and May 1979, during preparation of the BBC Television series of documentary films Spirit of Asia. Like the films, they reflect the author’s interest in the artistic achievements and cultural life of the countries visited -from the magnificent temples of Angkor in Cambodia or Borobudur in Java, to the vivid and exciting dance-drama of Ball, the old and new forms of music and dance in Thailand, the water festivals of Burma, the great epic poems of India, and the effigies and rituals of animist tribes who still practise their ancient religion in remote corners of the Indonesian archipelago.”
Notes: Foreword or introduction by David Attenborough. Size: 12" x 8½". Green boards with Gilt titling to the Spine. 288 pages. Tags: macintyre attenborough 0563177918 asia southeastern travel india civilization south-east asian culture southeast indonesia bali fava cambodia thailand burma irrawaddy salween mekong
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The Encyclopedia of Games by Molly Perham (£16.50)Publisher: Aurum Press — 1998Binding: Hardback in a Dust Wrapper. [ISBN: 1854105787]Condition: Very Good — in Good Dust Wrapper. Very small nick to the top corner of the upper panel, again to the tail of the spine, otherwise a very well presented copy. Description: From the cover: “Games are an almost infinite source of entertainment and pleasure. There are games that can be enjoyed with family and friends and games you can play by yourself; games for pubs and clubs, games to keep the children entertained in the car and games for the grandest social occasion. There are games that can enliven a winter’s evening by the fire and games for a summer’s afternoon in the garden. But what all the games have in common is that they are fun; so the more games you and your family know, the more fun you are likely to have. The Encyclopaedia of Games is divided into five parts, covering Card Games, Board Games, Domino & Dice Games, Family Games and Sporting & Activity Games. In each case the rules and methods of play are fully described with the help of diagrams and there is also advice on strategy and tactics. Details are given of the number of players, and equipment required (if any), the degree of difficulty and the likely duration of a typical game. In total, the book covers more that 250 games, plus variations where appropriate. Some, like Noughts and Crosses (tic-tac-toe) or Blind Man’s Buff are already well known, others, such as Owari (a West African game played with stones or seashells) will be relatively unfamiliar. There are games like Chess or Mah-Jongg whose origins can be traced back to early times and games like Call My Bluff which have been invented in the television age. There are games that demand skill and intense concentration (Bridge for example) and others guaranteed to make a children’s party go with a swing. But whatever your tastes and whatever the occasion you will find the game you need between the covers of this book..”Notes: Size: 11¼" x 8¾". Pictorial boards. 304 pages. Tags: activities encyclopedias games general hobbies indoor juvenile nonfiction outdoor quizzes recreation reference sports works
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Edwardian Farm: Rural Life At the Turn of the Century by Alex Langlands, Ruth Goodman & Peter Ginn (£16.00)Publisher: Pavilion — 2010Binding: Hardback in a Dust Wrapper. First Edition. [ISBN: 9781862058859]Condition: Very Good — in Very Good+ Dust Wrapper. Small mark to the foot of the upper board otherwise a very well presented copy. Description: Illustrated by way of: Colour Photographs; Black & White Drawings;Notes: Size: 10" x 7¾". Green boards with Gilt titling to the Spine. 287 pages. Tags: ginn 9781862058859 edwardian farm television program life great britain history 20th century rural conditions
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Star Trek Action! by Terry J. Erdmann (£16.00)Publisher: Pocket Books — 1998Binding: Hardback in a Dust Wrapper. First Edition. [ISBN: 0671025422]Condition: Very Good — in Good Dust Wrapper. Glassine dust wrapper is somewhat grazed with a couple of areas soiled.Description: Illustrated with colour photographs. From the cover: “23,719.

That’s how many minutes have been committed to film during the thirty year — and counting — history of Star Trek. Since its inception as a groundbreaking show, through its current incarnations on television and as a series of motion pictures, more than 395 hours of Star Trek have been filmed. If you watch it all consecutively, you’d be glued to your television set around the clock for more than 16 days.

Have you ever wondered what it takes to create just one sequence of scenes that can last as little as a minute or two? Minutes may not seem like a lot out of thirty years’ worth of science fiction magic, but for the thousands of men and women both in front of and behind the cameras, each and every one of those minutes has been a labour of love, blood, sweat, and tears, all created without a net.

With the author as our guide, we will follow the creation of three separate sequences — one each from Star Trek: Deep Space Nine®, Star Trek: Voyager®, and the upcoming motion picture Star Trek: Insurrection™. From the first meetings of the writers to the pre-production meetings, from the concept sketches to the realized set, from the early morning makeup session to the bleary-eyed midnight shooting the author has been there. Peering over the shoulders of the writers, the filmmakers, the graphic artists, and the visual-effects wizards, the author reports each Herculean task as it is accomplished. Action!takes you there for each moment. After reading Action!, an utterly unique work, you will never watch Star Trek® quite the same way again. (Oh, and in case you haven’t timed this, it took you about two minutes to read this flap copy.)”
Notes: Size: 11" x 9½". Pictorial boards. 277 pages. Tags: films insurrection motion picture programs star television trek
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Yesterday's Britain by Edited by Jonathan Bastaple (£16.00)Publisher: Reader's Digest — 2001Binding: Hardback [ISBN: 0276423917]Condition: Very Good.Description: Illustrated with photographs, in colour & black and white. The Illustrated Story of How We Lived, Worked and Played in This Century. Reprint, with amendments. From the introduction: “Yesterday’s Britain is an intimate family scrapbook of the nation. It is full of photographs and images, incidents and anecdotes which will strike a light in the memory of anyone who has spent their life in this country. It will evoke all kinds of half-forgotten experiences, from the itch of school trousers in September to the chore of cooking by candlelight in a power cut. For those born later, Yesterday’s Britain answers the question: what was it like? What was it like to sleep in an Anderson shelter as the bombs rained down? To eat snoek? To hear rock’n’roll for the first time? To sit the 11-plus? For this generation, the book is a sort of travel guide to the country’s past. It highlights some of the things which would strike a visitor from the present day as bizarre or downright alien. Did television really stop broadcasting for an hour every evening so that parents could get the children to bed? Did men actually sit on the beach in their heavy suits with a knotted handkerchief on their heads? Was there truly a time when the motorways were as empty as the open seas?Notes: Size: 11¼" x 8½". Pictorial boards. 320 pages. Tags: rock’n’roll threadbare half-crown inflation country’s austerity landscape seventies hopscotch victorian europeans twenties flanders flappers commuter thirties fortress national anderson election highways britain shelter general century history britons country recent heroes spirit island byways ration annual living phoney memory first years world 20th past wars this rate land war fit for the end age new gas all
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Bohemian Fifths: An Autobiography by Hans Werner Henze (£15.50)Publisher: London: Faber & Faber — 1998Binding: Hardback in a Dust Wrapper. First Edition. [ISBN: 0571178154]Condition: Very Good — in Very Good Dust Wrapper. Description: Illustrated by way of: Black & White Photographs;

From the cover: “The German composer, Hans Werner Henze, presents an account of his life and of the creative process and performances of his music. The book documents his engagement with socialist politics following his upbringing in Nazi Germany, his exuberant personal life, his friendships with Stravinsky, Walton and Visconti, his collaborations with Auden, Edward Bons and Enzensberger, and his attitude to and relations with other composers.”
Notes: Foreword or introduction by Stewart Spencer. Size: 9½" x 6¼". Black boards with Silver titling to the Spine. [IX] 512 pages. Tags: henze composers germany musicians film television music theatre 20th century composer musician entertainment performing arts history criticism genres styles classical
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Did You Really Shoot the Television?: A Family Fable by Max Hastings (£15.50)Publisher: HarperPress — 2010Binding: Hardback in a Dust Wrapper. First Edition. [ISBN: 0007271719]Condition: Very Good — in Very Good Dust Wrapper. Gently bruised at the head of the spine and top corners with the expected associated chafing to the dust wrapper.Description: Illustrated with black and white photographs. From the cover: “Max Hastings’s account of his family’s tumultuous 20th century experiences embraces the worlds of fashion and newspapers, theatre and TV, pioneering in Africa and even — his father’s most exotic 1960 stunt — being cast away on a desert island in the Indian Ocean. The author is the son of broadcaster and adventurer Macdonald Hastings and journalist and gardening writer Anne Scott-James. One of his grandfathers was a literary editor while the other wrote plays and essays, and penned an enchanting memoir of his own Victorian childhood. His great-uncle was an African hunter who wrote poetry and became one of Max’s heroes. The author tells a richly picaresque story, featuring guest appearances by a host of celebrities from Thomas Hardy and Joseph Conrad to John Betjeman and Osbert Lancaster, who became Anne Scott-James’s third husband. ‘All families are dysfunctional’, Anne asserted impenitently to Max, but the Hastingses managed to be more dysfunctional than most. His father roamed the world for newspapers and as a presenter for BBC TV’s legendary Tonight programme, while his mother edited ‘Harper’s Bazaar’, became a famous columnist and wrote best-selling gardening books. Here, the author brings together this remarkable cast of forebears, ‘a tribe of eccentrics’, as he himself characterises them. By turns moving, dramatic and comic, the book portrays Max’s own childhood fraught with rows and explosions, in which the sudden death of a television set was only one highlight. His story will make a lot of people laugh and perhaps a few cry. It helps to explain why Max Hastings, whose family has produced more than eighty books over three generations, felt bound to follow their path of high adventure and popular journalism.”Notes: Size: 9½" x 6¼". Brown boards with Gilt titling to the Spine. [X] 278 pages. Tags: anne autobiography biography britain family general great hastings historians macdonald max military scott-james
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The End of the Party by Andrew Rawnsley (£15.50)Publisher: Viking — 2010Binding: Hardback in a Dust Wrapper. First Edition. [ISBN: 0670918512]Condition: Very Good — in Good+ Dust Wrapper. A little rubbing to the edges of the dust wrapper with a small nick to the head of the upper panel, overall a little faded. Text complete, clean and tight. Description: From the cover: “In the words of one reviewer, Andrew Rawnsley takes the reader ‘into the room or the helicopter or on to the leather seats of the ministerial car’. His bestselling and award-winning Servants of the People was acclaimed across all media as the most authoritative, gripping and entertaining account of the making of New Labour and its first term in office. As another reviewer put it, ‘Rawnsley’s ability to unearth revelations at the highest level of government may leave you suspecting that there are bugs in the vases at Number 10’.

The End of the Party delivers more of the astonishing revelations, penetrating insights and sharp wit that readers expect from Britain’s foremost political commentator and television documentary maker. It takes up the New Labour story from the day of the second election victory in 2001. The reader is treated to riveting inside accounts of all the key events, from 9/11 and the Iraq War to the financial crisis and the parliamentary expenses scandal. There are sharp and vivid character portraits of all the main players as Rawnsley takes us through the triumphs and tribulations of New Labour, as well as the incendiary private feuds and remarkable reconciliations between Tony Blair, Gordon Brown and Peter Mandelson.

The End of the Party draws on hundreds of interviews and confidential conversations with those at the heart of power for more than a decade. Taking the reader behind the black door of Number 10, it is overflowing with extraordinary anecdotes which depict the powerful as they really are.

Servants of the People was praised for the acuity of its judgements and the sheer excitement of its narrative. In The End of the Party Andrew Rawnsley now provides the definitive account of the rise and fall of New Labour.”
Notes: Size: 9½" x 6¼". Red boards with Gilt titling to the Spine. [XIII] 800 pages. Tags: labour party great britain politics and government 2007- 1997-2007 economic policy foreign imperialism andrew rawnsley 0670918512 first editions firsts printings 1st
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A Schnittke Reader by Alfred Schnittke (£14.50)Publisher: Bloomington & Idianapolis: Indiana University Press — 2002Binding: Hardback in a Dust Wrapper. [ISBN: 0253338182]Condition: Near Fine — in Near Fine Dustwrapper. Description: Contains: Schnittke Speaks About Himself; Schnittke on the Lenin Prize; Schnittke on His Own Compositions; Schnittke on Creative Artists; Schnittke on Twentieth-Century Music; Schnittke as Seen by Others;

From the cover: “This compilation assembles previously published and unpublished essays by Schnittke and supplements them with an interview with cellist and scholar Alexander Ivashkin. The book is illustrated with musical examples, many of them in Schnittke’s own hand. In A Schnittke Reader, the composer speaks of his life, his works, other composers, performers, and a broad range of topics in 20th-century music. The volume is rounded out with reflections by some of Schnittke’s contemporaries.”
Notes: Foreword or introduction by Mstislav Rostropovich. Size: 10¼" x 7¼". White boards with Blue titling to the Spine. In the Russian Music Studies series. [XXV] 268 pages. Tags: schnittke 0253338182 russian music studies 9780253338181 musicians russia federation interviews 20th century history criticism interpretation composers film television theatre composer musician
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Press Power: A Study of Axel Springer by Hans Dieter Muller (£14.50)Publisher: MacDonald & Co. — 1969Binding: Hardback in a Dust Wrapper. First Edition. [ISBN: 0356026892]Condition: Good+ - in Good+ DJ. Edges of DJ somewhat ruffled, several small closed tears and a little faded. Pages lightly age-tanned.Description: From the preface: “Although Axel Springer is the most powerful newspaper owner on the Continent of Europe, his name was little known in English-speaking countries until in April 1968 student riots broke out in West Berlin and several places in West Germany and then spread to London and New York. The German students, while they also carried banners attacking West German and West Berlin politicians, made it plain that Axel Springer was the main object of their anger.”Notes: Jacket designed by Robert Hollingsworth. Foreword or introduction by Desmond Donnelly. Size: 8¾" x 5¾". Grey boards with Gilt titling to the Spine. 200 pages. Tags: establishment symbol altona apprenticeship hamburger abendblatt bild die welt publisher politician ullstein takeover market power political mandate springer organisation excessive concentrations press power special commission guenther shawcross royal commission anti-monopoly legislation decline circulation axel springer dictatorial ambitions authoritarian acquisitive streak german television german re-unification unmatched platform the history political crises springer-hearing west berlin free university revival german fascism joseph backman anti-communist socialist student rudi dutschke revived nationalistic ideology günther commission anton betz press concentration threatened free access information
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Television and Radio: Everybody's Soapbox by Bruce Parker; Nigel Farrell; (£14.50)Publisher: Blandford Press — 1983Binding: Hardback in a Dust Wrapper. First Edition. [ISBN: 0713713062]Condition: Very Good — in Very Good Dust Wrapper. Top edges of the dust wrapper slightly ruffled. Edges of the text block lightly tanned. Text complete, clean and tight.Description: Illustrated with cartoons. From the cover: “The chance to appear on a radio or television programme is the opportunity of a lifetime to speak to a mass audience. Yet how many people appreciate the value of such an offer, or really know how to make the most of it? With the expansion of broadcasting in the 1980s there will be more air time available to members of the public in scores of programmes, particularly those put out by regional and local television and radio stations. Nearly everyone has something to gain by a chance to appear on the air: the father searching for his teenage daughter, the secretary of the local drama group which is putting on an unusual play, the harassed mother seeking action about the damp walls of her council house, or the managing director who wants a little publicity for his firm’s award-winning product. Everybody’s Soapbox explains in an entertaining way not only how to use your time on the air effectively but how to go about obtaining it in the first place. The authors take a detailed and often humorous look into what happens behind the scenes of broadcasting. Some of the pitfalls are described, including the ones to avoid when being interviewed. Don Osmond’s cartoons complement the light-hearted but informative text. Much advice is provided, particularly for those who find themselves on the air for the first time. Radio and television techniques are revealed and the jargon is made clear. There is guidance on how to handle an interview and how best to present yourself. You can also find out the right way to deal with the film crew which may arrive at your house.”Notes: Illustrated by Don Osmond. Size: 8¾" x 5¾". Black boards with Gilt titling to the Spine. 192 pages. Tags: acceptable added adding additional addresses adjusting advantages adversaries advertising advice affairs affected agreements amalgamating anecdotes animals annual appeals appearance approach appropriate atmosphere audiences availability avoid avoidance avoided avoiding awards badges balance bald basis bbc behaviour birmingham blatant bracklesham breakdowns breakfast britain broadcasters broadcasting broadcasts budgets buttons cable cablevision cameras campaign caption
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The Sunday Times 100 Greatest TV Ads by Mark Robinson (£14.50)Publisher: HarperCollins — 2000Binding: Paperback First Edition. [ISBN: 0007111231]Condition: Very Good. Wraps rubbed at the edges. Knocked at head of spine. Text bright and tight.Description: Notes: Size: 4to Crown (25 x 19cm Approx.). 144 pages. Tags: advertising commercials acting television break
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Victorian Farm: Rediscovering Forgotten Skills by Alex Langlands, Peter Ginn & Ruth Goodman (£14.50)Publisher: London: Pavilion Books — 2008Binding: Hardback in a Dust Wrapper. [ISBN: 1862058717]Condition: Very Good — in Very Good Dust Wrapper. A little rubbing to the edges of the dust wrapper. Text complete, clean and tight. Description: Illustrated by way of: Frontispiece; Facsimiles; Colour Photographs; Illustrated endpapers and blanks;Notes: Size: 10" x 7¾". Orange boards with Gilt titling to the Spine. 286 pages. Tags: farm britain history 19th century rural conditions farming acton scott shropshire social cultural agriculture television british isles technology engineering united kingdom science food sociology
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Vietnam War Diary 1964-1975: The Month-by-Month Experiences of the U.S. Forces by Chris Bishop (£14.50)Publisher: Hamlyn — 1990Binding: Hardback in a Dust Wrapper. First Edition. [ISBN: 0600558355]Condition: Very Good — in Good Dust Wrapper. A little rubbing to the edges of the dust wrapper with a nick to the top corner of the upper panel which has a 4" scuff across the front. Text complete, clean and tight. Description: Illustrated by way of: Black & White Photographs; Chronological Tables; Colour Photographs;

From the cover: “Told in the words of those who fought the war and those who reported on its happenings, THE VIETNAM WAR DIARY provides a startling, inside look at the war that left a scar on the American soul.

The longest conflict in American history, the Vietnam War arouses more contradictory feelings than almost any other experience — a complicated range of emotions that are still strongly felt today. To the people of Southeast Asia, it is a continuing tragedy, for their country has endured years of foreign occupation, and suffered irreparable damage. To many Americans, it is comfortably remote, a source for Hollywood films, or for concerned television documentaries highlighting the problems of the unsettled veteran. But to the millions of ex-servicemen who served in Southeast Asia, it remains one of the most important and unforgettable experiences of their lives.

THE VIETNAM WAR DIARY takes the form of a month-by-month diary of the US forces’ war in Southeast Asia. Hundreds of news stories, personal accounts and extracts from official reports are accompanied by photos that cover the range of the serviceman’s experience in Vietnam.”
Notes: Size: 11¾" x 9¼". Black boards with White titling to the Spine. 256 pages. Tags: vietnamese conflict 1961-1975 vietnam war reference works guides and chronologies military operations campaigns warfare conventional battles october 1945 end 1975 1955-1975 official publications theses wars history united states asia southeast asian middle eastern postwar from regional chris bishop 0600558355 first editions firsts printings 1st
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Wildlife Through The Camera by Various (£14.50)Publisher: British Broadcasting Corporation [B.B.C./BBC] — 1982Binding: Hardback in a Dust Wrapper. First Edition. [ISBN: 0563200693]Condition: Very Good — in Very Good Dust Wrapper. Price Clipped. Previous owners' inscription to the first blank alongside a personal book plate.Description: From the cover: “Wildlife Through The Camera is based on the BBC Natural History Unit's popular television series ‘Wildlife on One’, narrated by David Attenborough. Twenty-seven of the programmes have been arranged for publication by the series producer, Peter Bale, under six main headings: An Eye in the Night; Further Than the Eye Can See; Creatures of Inland and Coastal Waters; Oceans and Islands; The Private World of the Wild; and Stranger than Fiction;

They aim to show not only the range and content of the programmes, but also the pioneering techniques that have been used in the series to bring intimate animal studies to the screen. Among the outstanding programmes represented are ‘Badgerwatch’ — Peter Bale; ‘20th Century Fox’ — Mike Beynon; ‘Gently Smiling Jaws’, and ‘Vampire’ — Adrian Warren. From crocodiles and their hatchlings in Africa to the private life of the ostrich; from the family life of foxes in an English city to the untrammelled existence of the water vole in the Devon countryside, this is a collection that celebrates not only the romance of wildlife, but also the everyday joys that enrich, and perils that threaten, the existence of creatures in their natural habitat.

Each contribution is accompanied by colour illustrations, linking closely with the programmes and designed to illuminate an important aspect of the life of the animal studied.”
Notes: Foreword or introduction by David Attenborough V. Tags: Various, with introduction David Attenborough
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A Kind of Living: Practical Guide to Self-sufficiency by Katie Thear (£14.00)Publisher: Hamish Hamilton — 1983Binding: Hardback in a Dust Wrapper. First Edition. [ISBN: 0241109957]Condition: Very Good - in Very Good DJ. Leans.Description: Illustrated. This is the book of the 12-part television series of the same name, which is fronted by actress Susan Penhaligon. The first part looks at vegetables, fruit and herbs. Katie Thear begins with an ingenious and stimulating chapter on growing food indoors, and then goes on to the traditional outdoor food garden, giving advice which is sensible yet packed with lovely ideas. Freezing, chutneys and jams, butter and cheeses, but also a brief look at traditional crafts. The section on the house concentrates on energy saving and reducing costs in the home. Finally, a great deal of useful information is given on such questions as how to co-operate with others, what the law is and where appropriate organizations may be contacted.Notes: Foreword or introduction by Susan Penhaligon. Size: 10" x 7". 238 pages.
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Complete Guide To Networking by Peter & KEARNS, Dave Norton (£14.00)Publisher: SAMS — 1999Binding: Paperback First Edition. [ISBN: 0672315939]Condition: Very Good+.Description: This work targets administrators and users who want to be able to use networking tools at a high level, regardless of the primary operating system they are using. Topics discussed include hardware installation, configuration and administration.Notes: Size: 9" x 7¼". 576 pages. Tags: abstract access adaptation addresses addressing agent algorithms allocation aloha analog analysis application architecture arpanet asn atm audio authentication backbone baseband basis bgp bluetooth bridges broadband broadcast buffering bus cable carrier categories cdma cell cellular channel choke cidr circuits classless client coaxial codes collision-free communications companies comparison compression computers computin concatenated congestion
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Elizabeth Taylor by Donald Spoto (£14.00)Publisher: Little, Brown & Co. — 1995Binding: Hardback in a Dust Wrapper. First Edition. [ISBN: 9780316914512]Condition: Very Good - in Good DJ. Unlaminated DJ has remnants of sticker to the upper panel, gently faded but not unpleasant.Description: Illustrated with B&W photographs. Over half a century after her movie debut at the age of ten, Elizabeth Taylor is the only star from Hollywood's Golden Age who continues to hit the headlines. After nine marriages, numerous affairs, thirty operations, two Academy Awards and frequent sojourns in drug and alcohol rehabilitation clinics, she has now reinvented herself as businesswoman, AIDS campaigner and diamond collector, while extending her career into television and the theatre. With comprehensive and perceptive insight into her movie career, and exploiting of new material concerning her stormy relationship with Richard Burton, Donald Spoto's peerless biography offers the fullest coverage yet of this most fascinating of Hollywood lives.Notes: Size: 9½" x 6". 401 pages. Tags: Spoto Burton Taylor diamond collector AIDS rehabilitation Hollywood Academy Awards
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How Electronic Things Work... And What to do When They Don't by Robert L. Goodman (£14.00)Publisher: McGraw-Hill — 2002Binding: Paperback [ISBN: 9780071387453]Condition: Very Good. Lightly dog-eared, leans notably otherwise a well presented copy.Description: Illustrated with black and white photographs & diagrams. From the cover: “This is a basic ‘how electronics works’ book for the consumer who buys and uses the many wondrous electronic product devices now found in most homes and offices. You now have in your hand a book with over 50 years of the author’s electronic troubleshooting experience and information culled from over 60 of his published electronics books. Thus, this is a book that just about everyone needs to keep on their home or office bookshelf or desk.”Notes: Size: 9¼" x 7¼". 426 pages. Tags: electronics gadgets television repairs radio repair
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I'm a Born Liar: A Fellini Lexicon by Edited by Damian Pettigrew (£14.00)Publisher: New York: Harry N. Abrams — 2003Binding: Hardback in a Dust Wrapper. First Edition. [ISBN: 9780810946170]Condition: Very Good — in Very Good Dust Wrapper. Description: Illustrated by way of: Filmography; Black & White Photographs; Colour Photographs;Notes: Size: 11½" x 8½". Pictorial boards with Orange titling to the Spine. 175 pages. Tags: fellini interviews motion picture producers directors italy film film-makers television music theatre entertainment performing arts video direction production 9780810946170
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The Body In Question by Jonathan Miller (£14.00)Publisher: Book Club Associates — 1980Binding: Hardback in a Dust Wrapper. Condition: Very Good — in Very Good Dust Wrapper. A little rubbing to the edges of the dust wrapper. Leans a little. Description: Illustrated by way of: Black & White Photographs; Colour Photographs; Black & White Drawings; Diagrams;

From the cover: “Jonathan Miller, co-author and a star of the world-famous revue Beyond the Fringe, director of films, plays and, most recently, of operas, qualified as a medical doctor in 1959 and has held a research fellowship in the history of medicine at University College, London. In his remarkable new book, as in the 13-part B. B. C. television series with which it is linked, Dr Miller considers the functioning of the body as a subject of private experience. He explores our attitudes towards the body, our astonishing ignorance about certain parts of it and inability to read its signals.

We are mystified to experience pain in internal organs like the heart or the liver when neither the quality nor the location of the sensation gives a coherent indication of what is going wrong. And to complicate matters we feel the pain in some spot other than the seat of the mischief. But pain, he says, is not the only thing that prompts a person to go through the elaborate social process of ‘falling ill’. It might be finding something — not intrinsically painful, but alarming — like a lump in the breast, or embarrassing, like a drooping eyelid, or inhibiting to efficiency like a tremor which prompts the decision. At some point the discomfort, alarm, embarrassment or inconvenience begins to obstruct the flow of ordinary life and ‘falling ill’ is the choice we make as a result of feeling unacceptably odd.

Dr Miller considers the varieties of pathological experience and the physical foundations of disease, the types of individuals man has historically attributed with the power of healing and the assumptions of modern medical diagnosis by which a doctor may translate a patient’s account of his ‘dis-ease’ into the scientific principles of disease. His explanations are so lucid, so wide-ranging and so whole-heartedly entertaining it is often hard to believe one is reading about the facts of one’s own body and what can go wrong with it. His use of metaphor and suggestive models, particularly when tracing the historical development of certain leading ideas in human physiology, is highly stimulating. Above all, there is the keen originality and sheer enthusiasm of Dr Miller’s approach to his subject which makes The Body in Question such an outstanding book.”
Notes: Jacket designed by Mon Mohan. Size: 10" x 7¼". Black boards with Gilt titling to the Spine. 352 pages. Tags: body human physiology medicine popular history mind and sick psychology jonathan miller
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Elsa Schiaparelli: A Biography by Meryle Secrest (£13.50)Publisher: London: Fig Tree — 2014Binding: Hardback in a Dust Wrapper. First Edition. [ISBN: 9780241146347]Condition: Very Good — in Very Good Dust Wrapper. Bruised at the tail of the spine with commensurate wear to the dust wrapper. Text complete, clean and tight. A nice copy overall. Description: Illustrated by way of: Frontispiece; Portraits; Black & White Photographs; Colour Photographs; Illustrated endpapers and blanks; This is a comprehensive, compelling biography following the life and style of the inimitable Elsa Schiaparelli by renowned biographer Meryle Secrest. One of the most extraordinary fashion designers of the twentieth century, Elsa Schiaparelli was an integral figure in the artistic movement of the times.Notes: Size: 9½" x 6¼". Black boards with Silver titling to the Spine. [XX] 377 pages. Tags: secrest 9780241146347 schiaparelli elsa 1890-1973 women fashion designers italy film television music theatre design artists architects photographers history 20th century 746.92092
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Russia: A Journey to the Heart of a Land and Its People by Jonathan Dimbleby (£13.50)Publisher: London: BBC Books — 2008Binding: Hardback in a Dust Wrapper. First Edition. [ISBN: 9780563539124]Condition: Very Good — in Very Good Dust Wrapper. Light crease to the dust wrapper at the foot of the spine. Text complete, clean and tight. Description: Illustrated by way of: Colour Photographs; Maps; Maps to the endpapers and blanks;

From the cover: “Winston Churchill famously described Russia as ‘a riddle wrapped in a mystery inside an enigma’. Even today it remains a country little understood by the West. But as a resurgent world power, with an energy-rich economy, we ignore Russia at our peril.

In this timely and revealing portrait, distinguished author and broadcaster Jonathan Dimbleby crosses eight time zones and covers 10,000 miles, from Murmansk in the Arctic Circle to the Asian city of Vladivostok, in an attempt to get beneath the skin of modern Russia. Travelling by road, rail and boat, his epic journey takes him from the neo-classical splendour of St Petersburg to remote and inaccessible parts of Siberia. At the heart of this magisterial account are Jonathan’s encounters with a diverse range of ordinary Russians — from urban intellectuals and the new class of entrepreneurs, to impoverished peasants and Russia’s ethnic minorities struggling to cling to their distinctive identities.

Jonathan was the only British television journalist to interview President Gorbachev during the Cold War, and, returning to Russia for the first time since those days, he discovers a land transformed. But despite economic progress, he finds aspects of Russian society deeply troubling, and takes an unflinchingly critical look at the way Russia has been run during the Putin years.

For Jonathan, crossing the immense Russian landmass became as much an interior journey as an exterior one, and the book contains painfully honest passages as he struggles to meet the challenges of an arduous film trip against the backdrop of great turbulence in his personal life. Filled with a dazzling array of historical and literary references, Russia — A Journey to the Heart of a Land and its People is a riveting and illuminating account of modern Russia.”
Notes: Size: 9½" x 6¼". Red boards with Gilt titling to the Spine. [XI] 564 pages. Tags: travel russia federation lake baikal chita social conditions history writing essays travelogues europe ekaterinburg vladivostok volga samara siberia
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