Category: LITERARY BIOGRAPHIES, AUTOBIOGRAPHIES, MEMOIRS

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Letters Between Samuel Butler and Miss Savage

By: N/A

Price: $29.00

Publisher: UK, Jonathan Cape: 1935

Seller ID: 008877


380pp, spotting to compressed edge & throughout. Butler had known Eliza Savage for many a year before their relations turned from frosty to friendly - both were avid letter keepers & this collection focuses on their correspondence 1871 to 85, the year of her death. Butler based a character on her in The Way of all Flesh. View more info

NEVER HAVE YOUR DOG STUFFED Alan Alda

By: Alda Alan

Price: $13.00

Publisher: Arrow Books, London: 2007

Seller ID: 012018


The wry, genial attitude of the book is clearly Alda's own. You can feel his personality on the pages, He makes his story as appealing as a chat with an old frikend. A thoughtful and very enjoyable read. View more info

A LOVE AFFAIR WITH AUSTRALIAN LITERATURE, The Story of Tom Inglis Moore

By: Alexander Pacita and Perkins Elizabeth

Price: $25.00

Publisher: Ginninderra Press, Australia: 2004

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 006013


"This is the story of Tom Inglis Moore, controversial crusader for Australian writers, himself a poet, journalist, teacher and scholar. It dispels longstanding myths about the teaching of Australian literature in Australia and speaks of friendships with literary legends including Miles Franklin and Mary Gilmore, Alan Marshall and Xavier Herbert. It traces Moore's life and influence from the farming country of Camden, south of Sydney, thence to England and the Unite... View more info

A LOVE AFFAIR WITH AUSTRALIAN LITERATURE, The Story of Tom Inglis Moore

By: Alexander Pacita and Perkins Elizabeth

Price: $25.00

Publisher: Ginninderra Press, Australia: 2004

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 010164


"This is the story of Tom Inglis Moore, controversial crusader for Australian writers, himself a poet, journalist, teacher and scholar. It dispels longstanding myths about the teaching of Australian literature in Australia and speaks of friendships with literary legends including Miles Franklin and Mary Gilmore, Alan Marshall and Xavier Herbert. It traces Moore's life and influence from the farming country of Camden, south of Sydney, thence to England and the Unite... View more info

SIMONE DE BEAUVOIR A Biography

By: Bair Deirdre

Price: $16.00

Publisher: Vintage, London: 1991

Seller ID: 011949


A difinitive iography of one of the most influential figures of the twentieth century. During the last six years of her life, the philosopher, feminist, novelist and author of the landmark work, the Second sex, gave Deirdre Bair her unqualified co operation and time. In interviews she provided new insights and material that are central to understanding her life and work. View more info

Lewis Carroll A Biography

By: Bakewell Michael

Price: $24.00

Publisher: Heinemann - London: 1996

Edition: 1st Edition

Seller ID: 011991


In this biography Michael Bakewell explores the highly conmplex and often contradictory character of the Reverend Charles Lutwidge Dodgson, a man who was as strange and singular as any of the creations of his alter ego, Lewis Carroll. View more info

MAURICE CHEVALIER The Authorised Biography

By: Bret David

Price: $14.00

Publisher: London, Robson Books: 2002

Edition: 1st Edition

Seller ID: 011993


David Bret tells the full, colourful story of Chevalier's extraordinary life and career. Bret evokes the early years of French music hall with finesse and describes the extraordinary collection of weird and wonderful stars that formed Chealier's first family. In all Bret does true justice this warm, generous professional artiste, thirty years after his death. View more info

WRITING DANGEROUSLY; MARY MCCARTHY AND HER WORLD

By: Brightman Carol

Price: $55.00

Publisher: Lime Tree, London: 1993

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 001998


As New Edition, uncut pages. Unclipped price. "Writing Dangerously is a rare and splendid achievement - a biography which is every bit as intelligent, vibrant, and earnestly engaged as its subject. Thanks to Carol Brightmen, Mary McCarthy lives to inspire and instruct a new generation of brave young women." Barbara Ehrenreich View more info

SOMERSET MAUGHAM

By: Brophy John

Price: $15.00

Publisher: The British Council: 1952

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 005040


Very Good/Good condition. No inscription. Clean cover. Clean pages and compressed page edge. View more info

UNFORGETTABLE UNFORGOTTEN

By: Buchan Anna

Price: $10.00

Publisher: Hodder & Stoughton: 1950

Edition: Reprint

Seller ID: 003724


Good condition. Clean, red boards, slightly faded on upper edge. Dustjacket a little worn on upper edge. Clean pages and tight binding. No inscription. View more info

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Shakespeare

By: Burgess, Anthony

Price: $20.00

Publisher: London, Jonathan Cape: 1970

Seller ID: 011876


272 crisp pp & a kilo to post. Like Burgess's early novel, Nothing Like the Sun: A Story of Shakespeare's Love-Life, this equally delightful factual treatment of what we know of the Bard combines Burgess's stimulating erudition and his well-informed imagination. The result is at once a speculative biography, a theatrical history, and a re-creation of the Elizabethan age. Whether a vivid retracing of the evolution Elizabethan theater, a bravura reconstruction of the fir... View more info

WILL THE REAL IAN CARMICHAEL... An Autobiography

By: Carmichael Ian

Price: $8.00

Publisher: Macmillan - Australia: 1979

Edition: 1st Edition

Seller ID: 011994


Ian Carmichael's autobiography including his time in the military during the second world war. View more info

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J.R.R. TOLKIEN: A BIOGRAPHY

By: Carpenter Humphrey

Price: $12.00

Publisher: Allen & Unwin: 1977

Edition: Third Impression

Seller ID: 009441


It's ex-lib with 3-4 stamps, plastic covered but scarcely seems to have been borrowed & is in genuinely Very Good condition. "This biography traces the development of Tolkien's unusual personality. It chronicles the growth of his great mythological work The Simarillion and it follows the long and painful process of the creation that eventually produced The Lord of the Rings, a book that took twelve years to write. It offers a wealth of information about Tolkien's unp... View more info

FAMILY QUARTET Very Brittain and Her Family

By: Catlin John

Price: $22.00

Publisher: Hamish Hamilton London: 1987

Edition: 1st Edition

Seller ID: 011952


Author John Catlin was the sone of Vera Brittain and brother of Shirley Williams. Born in the late 1920's he was brought up on a nomadic household which despite its regular excursions from London to the depths of the New Forest and Cornell University in the United States, became central to the literary and political life of the inter-war years. John Catlin's father was a professor of political science, the friend and associate of Harold Laski, Ramsay MacDonald, Herbert... View more info

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ELIZABETH DAVID

By: Chaney Lisa

Price: $21.00

Publisher: Macmillan: 1998

Edition: Reprint

Seller ID: 010927


ex-lib still in good condition. Clean pages and tight binding. Black and White photographs included. Book reviews have been very positive re this work > The book has the serious purpose and the sense of balance of the historian infused with sympathy and the warmth of admiration for what Ms David stood for and what she achieved . . . A remarkably rounded and convincing portrait.’ Guardian ‘Chaney writes particularly well throughout on the roots of David’s interest... View more info

ELIZABETH DAVID

By: Chaney Lisa

Price: $34.00

Publisher: Macmillan: 1998

Edition: Reprint

Seller ID: 010476


484 pp, 2 photo sections, 900g for posting. Lovely condition with clean pages and tight binding. Black and white photographs included. Book reviews have been very positive re this work > The book has the serious purpose and the sense of balance of the historian infused with sympathy and the warmth of admiration for what Ms David stood for and what she achieved . . . A remarkably rounded and convincing portrait.’ Guardian ‘Chaney writes particularly well throughout ... View more info

ELIZABETH DAVID

By: Chaney Lisa

Price: $32.00

Publisher: Macmillan: 1998

Edition: Reprint

Seller ID: 011229


484 pp, 2 photo sections, 900g for posting, gift inscription on title page. Very nice condition with clean pages and tight binding. Black and white photographs included. Book reviews have been very positive re this work > The book has the serious purpose and the sense of balance of the historian infused with sympathy and the warmth of admiration for what Ms David stood for and what she achieved . . . A remarkably rounded and convincing portrait.’ Guardian ‘Chaney w... View more info

ELIZABETH DAVID

By: Chaney Lisa

Price: $24.00

Publisher: Pan: 1999

Edition: Reprint

Seller ID: 011236


Really good condition, less than 500g for post, 482 clean pages and tight binding. Black and White photographs included. Book reviews have been very positive re this work > The book has the serious purpose and the sense of balance of the historian infused with sympathy and the warmth of admiration for what Ms David stood for and what she achieved . . . A remarkably rounded and convincing portrait.’ Guardian ‘Chaney writes particularly well throughout on the roots of... View more info

THE LETTERS OF JOHN CHEEVER

By: Cheever John Edited By Benjamin Cheever

Price: $15.00

Publisher: Simon & Schuster NY: 1988

Edition: 1st Edition

Seller ID: 011981


Novelist, short-story writer, winner of the National Book Award and the Pulitzer Prize, John Cheever is one of America's most significant literary figures. At his death in 1982 he left an enduring body of published work which both perfectly captures the lives of a class of men and women in the middle of the century, their aspirations and tribulations, their peccadillos as well as their graver sins and elevates those same lives to the transcendent level of myth. View more info

NANCY CUNARD

By: Chisholm Anne

Price: $16.00

Publisher: Sidgwick & Jackson, London: 1979

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 003750


Good condition. Clean pages and tight binding. No inscription. Clean, unmarked boards. Unclipped dustjacket. View more info