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The Quest for Arthur's Britain

By: Ashe Geoffrey

Price: £2.00

Publisher: BCA: 1972

Seller ID: 001175

Condition: Good


239 pp. 149 illustrations in b/w & line. Describes the excavations in search of Dark Age features at Cadbury, Tintagel, Glastonbury and Dinas Powys amongst others. Paper a little browned but a good copy in boards and dust wrapper View more info

Reach for the Sky

By: Brickhill Paul

Price: £3.00

Publisher: London, Collins: 1956

Edition: 10th Edition

Seller ID: 001441

Condition: Good


384 pages, includes index, 20 b&w photo. Illustrated biography of the famous World War II pilot. Blue cloth with no dj. No inscriptions.Corners a little bumped View more info

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Soldier No More - an undercover journalist in Zimbabwe 2000 - 2010

By: David Lemon

Price: £5.00

Publisher: Grosvenor House Publishing : 2011

Seller ID: LED0047

ISBN: 190765299X

Condition: Ex-new shop stock with some minor shelf wear


With farming destroyed throughout their country, food unobtainable and justice disregarded, Zimbabweans face hunger, homelessness, murder, beatings and a bewildering future. As an unaccredited, part-time journalist, Zimbabwean author David Lemon spent ten years travelling around the country in search of “human interest” stories for a national newspaper. In this book he writes, not only about the horrors of day to day life, but also the dignity, kindness and courage he met along the way. Author signed copy in stock at Courtyard Books £5.00 View more info

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The Other Mitford - Pamela's Story

By: Dianne Alexander

Price: £17.99

Publisher: The History Press: 2012

Seller ID: LED0010

ISBN: 075247121X

Condition: New Book


Pamela Jackson, nee Mitford, is perhaps the least well known of the illustrious Mitford sisters, and yet her story is just as captivating, and more revealing. Despite shunning the bright city lights that her sisters so desperately craved, she was very much involved in the activities of her extraordinary family, picking up the many pieces when things went disastrously wrong - which they so often did. Joining her sisters on many adventures, including their meeting with Adolf Hitler in Nazi Germany, Pamela quietly observed the bizarre, funny and often tragic events that took place around her. Th... View more info

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Life Hangs By a Silken Thread

By: Foster E Sqn Ldr

Price: £25.00

Publisher: Astia Publishing:

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 001761

ISBN: 0951898302

Condition: As New


Out-of-print title. The autobiography of an interesting character who at 102! was a serving member of the Bishops Cleeve Parish Council up to his death March 2006. In stock, ready to ship from Booksellers Association member. View more info

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Sky Fever - the autobiography of Sir Geoffrey de Havilland

By: Geoffrey de Havilland

Price: £10.00

Publisher: Shrewsbury, Shropshire, Airlife Publishing Ltd: 1999

Seller ID: LED0024

ISBN: 184037148X

Condition: Very good


A second-hand copy in very good condition with only minor wear View more info

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Big Louie and Me : Caravans, Curses and Cockfights

By: George Locke

Price: £8.99

Publisher: University of Hertfordshire Press: 2012

Seller ID: 9781907396823

ISBN: 1907396829

Condition: New Book


In 1869 George's great grandmother Alice ran away with a Gypsy boy called Joe Locke, but he soon disappeared when he found out she was carrying a baby. Two years later, when she was sixteen, Alice married her cousin and bore many more children. At the age of eleven, unable to stand his stepfather's cruelty any longer, George's grandfather set out to search for the birth father he had never met. Passed from one community of Gypsies to another, after nine months he met a Gypsy woman who stared at him and said, 'You look exactly like my man'. When Joe heard the boy's story, he embraced him and... View more info

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A Collection of London Letter Broadcasts for Woman's World April 1990 - March 1993

By: Georgina Donnelly

Price: £20.00

Publisher: Peter Donnelly: 1993

Inscription: Dec 1993 Dearest George and Helen - Hope you enjoy

Seller ID: LED0055

Condition: Good


Some minor cover wear, clean copy View more info

Last Train to Memphis: Rise of Elvis Presley

By: Guralnick, Peter

Price: £8.00

Publisher: London, United Kingdom, Sphere Books Ltd: 1995

Seller ID: 001249

ISBN: 0349106517

Condition: Almost As New


This is the first volume of a two-volume biography of Elvis Presley, a book that justifies the importance of "The King" to American music and culture. It covers Presley's rise up to his mother's death in 1958. The Presley displayed is bright, articulate, energetic - a young man in a hurry with a very real sense of himself and his art, a man with a disdain for convention and yet a yearning for genteel respectability. This is not the Elvis Presley of tabloid headlines and chat show notoriety. Instead, it restores Elvis to his music, telling the story of a young man who, at 19, emerged as... View more info

Full Monty, The

By: Hamilton, Nigel

Price: £3.50

Publisher: London, United Kingdom, Penguin Books Ltd: 2002

Seller ID: 001478

ISBN: 0140283757

Condition: Very Good


Field Marshall Montgomery is one of Britains most legendary military leaders. yet what really lay behind his heroic image? Here Nigel Hamilton presents us with the full story,based on fresh sources and a new interpretation of Montgomery's famous ability to inspire soldires in battle. View more info

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Dash It All, (Prawns main course)

By: Iain Selkirk

Price: £4.00

Publisher: Minerva Press: 2008

Inscription: Signed by the Author

Seller ID: LED0001

ISBN: 1905795238

Condition: New Book


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L.T.C.Rolt A Biography

By: Ian Rogerson, Gordon Maxim & Mark Baldwin, with the assistance of Sonia Rolt. Edited and revised by Tim Rolt & Andrew Thynne

Price: £12.00

Publisher: Rolt Books: 2012

Seller ID: 9780957474901

ISBN: 0957474903

Condition: New Book


This definitive catalogue of LTC Rolt's output as a writer covers more than five hundred of L T C Rolt's publications, ranging from his better known books on engineering history, through articles, fiction, phiosophy, to book reviews and letters. It also contains a radidly growing section listing works by others writing about Tom Rolt. The book is illustrated with over sixty pictures, mostly of book covers. with an emphasis on early and rare editions from the rich period of the nineteen fifties abd early sixties. Many od these covers are works of art in themselves. View more info

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King of the Cotswolds

By: Jane Thomas

Price: £8.00

Publisher: Personal Heritage Publications: 2013

Seller ID: 97800955572029

ISBN: 97800955572029

Condition: New


The story of the life and times of Cyril Davidson Smith who farmed at Guiting Power on the Cotawolds View more info

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Light in the Dust

By: Jo Mary Stafford

Price: £3.00

Publisher: Jo Mary Stafford: 2002

Inscription: Author signed "Best Wishes Jo Mary Stafford"

Seller ID: LED0007

ISBN: 1903402875

Condition: Ex-new shop stock


Jo Mary Stafford's childhood innocence was brutally shattered when her father returned from the Second World War. With his return came experiences that would scar Jo Mary, her siblings and her mother for the rest of their lives. A remarkable example of the triumph of the human spirit over adversity View more info

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Lucy's Rainbow

By: Judy Hopkins

Price: £1.00

Inscription: Signed by the author

Seller ID: LED0023

ISBN: 1850789541

Condition: A good second-hand copy, author signed.


As a trainee midwife and hospice nurse, Judy Hopkins has stood alongside those at both the beginning and end of their lives. She portrays the reality of her own personal grief against the professional background and uses her training at the London School of Theology to make sense of the deeper issues. View more info

Princess Elizabeth Duchess of Edinburgh

By: Morrah Dermot

Price: £1.00

Publisher: Odhams Press: 1950

Seller ID: 000731

Condition: Good


144pp. Frontis plate. 120+ b/w photos Inscription and name of previous owner inside front cover View more info

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Gifford's Circus - The First Ten Years

By: Nell Gifford

Price: £10.00

Publisher: Stroud, Gloucestershire, The History Press: 2014

Seller ID: LED0045

ISBN: 0752489186

Condition: Ex-new shop stock


Each summer a small and glamorous part of the 1930s comes back to life, recreating magic from an era long past. Evoking a tradition common in the English countryside before the arrival of radio, cinema and television, since 2000 Giffords Circus has delighted fans from far and wide with good old-fashioned entertainment, complete with acrobats, jugglers, horses, magic, puppeteers, dancers and comedy. Lavishly illustrated with a wealth of stunning colour photographs, Giffords Circus goes behind the scenes at the not-so-big top, to show how the magic and mystery are created. View more info

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The Practical Islander

By: R.M. Lockley

Price: £8.50

Publisher: Llanrwst, Gwasg Carreg Gwalch: 2010

Seller ID: 20110228

ISBN: 1845273036

Condition: New book


R.M. Lockley in his own words - edited by Jen Llwelyn. "I was ready at that moment to begin the Crusoe life I had so long dreamed of living..." Ref: A16 View more info

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Life's a Ship and Then You Fly

By: Steve Clutterbuck

Price: £16.99

Publisher: Steve Clutterbuck: 2014

Seller ID: 97811908616487

ISBN: 97811908616487

Condition: New


Life's a Ship and then you Fly is essentially a comparison between a voyage home from Australia to the UK in 1972 and a nostalgic return cruise taken in 2012, retracing similar sea lanes. This is a humorous travelogue that reflects a love of the sea, the ships that ply those waters and the ports experienced along the way. It combines a distrust of anything remotely modern with a misplaced bias for all things traditional. Described by one publisher as being "engaging and charming" and as having "a knack of making narration feel casual and fluid", the 420 pages of text and 32 images offer a comp... View more info

Lifting the Latch : A Life on the Land

By: Stewart, Sheila

Price: £6.00

Publisher: Don Mills, Ontario, Canada, Oxford University Press: 1988

Seller ID: 001384

ISBN: 019282161X

Condition: Good


Based on the life of Mont Abbott of Enstone, Oxfordshire. 194pp, B + W illustrations. Previous owners address label on front cover View more info