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Born Free
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Born Free

By Joy Adamson

In good condition - has markings from use - due to differing weights in books, postage maybe adjusted at checkout. This book is in every sense a master piece. As a study of animal behaviour it has great importance, and as an example of a near perfect relationship between man and animal it is unique. The story begins when George Adamson, a Senior Game Warden in Kenya, brings back three motherless lion cubs to his wife Joy. One of them, Elsa, was destined to become the heroine of a modern classic on wildlife. Reared by Adamson in an atmosphere of mutual respect and never treated as a pet. Elsa the lion cub shared the Adamson's lives for three years. Then the couple attempted an experiment which had never before succeeded - they decided that Elsa ought to return to the freedom to which she was born. It took infinite skill and patience but eventually Elsa learned to live independently as a wild lioness. Her return to the wild in no way diminished her affection for the Adamsons: when for a few days they came into her area, she would come running out of the bush to resume her old relationship of friendship and when they left she would return to the wild. This edition of Born Free contains over 75 black and white photographs of the Adamsons and their days with Elsa.

$17.46

Ned Kelly

By Frank Clune

In good condition - has markings from use - due to differing weights in books, postage maybe adjusted at checkout.

$10.48

Queen Bees
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Queen Bees

By Sian Evans

In good condition - has markings from use - due to differing weights in books, postage maybe adjusted at checkout. Six Brilliant and Extraordinary Society Hostesses between the Wars - a Spectacle of Celebrity, Talent, and Burning Ambition. Lady Nancy Astor. Lady Sibyl Colefax, Mrs Laura Corrigan, Lady Emerald Cunard, Mrs Ronnie Greville and Lady Edith Londonerry In the aristocratic circles of early 20th century London revolution was on the horizon - in the form of six remarkable society hostesses who would change the political, social and cultural landscape of Britain forever. These formidable Queen Bees presided over society from their dining tables and salons, charming, scheming, and mingling their way (with mixed results) through two world wars, the Great Depression, an abdication, a coronation and an upheaval in class structures. With a glittering cast of players from the Mosleys to the Mitfords, from millionaries to maharajahs, from film stars to royalty, Queen Bees is the witty, warm and fascinating story of six remarkable women.

$6.99

Power Snacks
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Power Snacks

In very good condition - has markings from use - due to differing weights in books, postage maybe adjusted at checkout. Tired of reaching for a chocolate bar or packet of crisps to fend off the cravings? Power Snacks is packed with exciting ideas for nutritionally-dense snacks that will keep you going between meals without loading up on empty calories. Focused on high-quality ingredients that are healthy, sustaining and minimally processed, these recipes mean you can indulge in snacks without the guilt!

$5.59

Dude, Where's My Country?

By Michael Moore

In good condition - has markings from use - due to differing weights in books, postage maybe adjusted at checkout. Michael Moore...

$3.49

The Casual Vacancy
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The Casual Vacancy

By J K Rowling

In good condition - has markings from use - due to differing weights in books, postage maybe adjusted at checkout. When Barry Fairbrother dies in his early forties, the town of Pagford is left in shock. Pagford is, seemingly, an English idyll, with a cobbled market square and an ancient abbey, but what lies behind the pretty façade is a town at war. Rich at war with poor, teenagers at war with their parents, wives at war with their husbands, teachers at war with their pupils...Pagford is not what it first seems. And the empty seat left by Barry on the Parish Council soon becomes the catalyst for the biggest war the town has yet seen. Who will triumph in an election fraught with passion, duplicity and unexpected revelations?

$6.99

The Girl in Times Square
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The Girl in Times Square

By Paullina Simons

In good condition - has markings from use - due to differing weights in books, postage maybe adjusted at checkout. What if everything you believed about your life was a lie? Meet Lily Quinn. She is broke, struggling to finish college, pay her rent, find love. Adrift in bustling New York City, the most interesting things in Lily's life happen to the people around her. But Lily loves her aimless life...until her best friend and roommate Amy disappears. That's when Spencer Patrick O'Malley, a cynical, past his prime NYPD detective with demons of his own, enters Lily's world. And a sudden financial windfall which should bring Lily joy instead becomes an ominous portent of the dark forces gathering around her. But fate isn't finished with Lily. She finds herself fighting for her life as Spencer's search for the missing Amy intensifies, leading Lily to question everything she knew about her friend and family. Startling revelations about the people she loves force her to confront truths that will leave her changed forever.

$6.99

The Collector
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The Collector

By Nora Roberts

In good condition - has markings from use - due to differing weights in books, postage maybe adjusted at checkout. Lila Emerson is fascinated by other people's lives. As a house-sitter, she loves looking after the glamorous, sophisticated homes she could never afford herself. And as a writer, she enjoys watching the world go by, dreaming up stories for the people she sees from her window. But then one day she witnesses something only too real - the brutal and shocking murder of a young woman living across the street in New York. And now, because of what she saw, Lila's own life is in immediate danger from an audacious, single-minded assassin who kills for profit and for pleasure. With the police following a false lead, Lila is on her own. Her only hope is to team up with Ashley Archer, an artist with his own complicated reasons for getting involved. Lila wants to trust the passionate, quick-witted Ash - but is she letting her feelings blind her to his motives? Either way, Lila will never watch from the sidelines again...

$3.49

Romanesque
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Romanesque

By Rolf Toman - Editor

In good condition - has markings from use - due to differing weights in books, postage maybe adjusted at checkout. The art of the Romanesque between 1100 and 1250 is the first trans-European epoch of medieval art and architecture. The time when monastic and knightly life flourished, it is imbued with the spirit of Christianity: religious art of the West at its zenith.

$10.48

The Idiot
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The Idiot

By Fyodor Dostoevsky

In good condition - has markings from use - due to differing weights in books, postage maybe adjusted at checkout. Prince Myshkin returns to Russia from an asylum in Switzerland. As he becomes embroiled in the frantic amatory and financial intrigues which centre around a cast of brilliantly realised characters and which ultimately lead to tragedy, he emerges as a unique combination of the Christian ideal of perfection and Dostoevsky's own views, afflictions and manners. His serene selflessness is contrasted with the wordly qualities of every other character in the novel. Dostoevsky supplies a harsh indictment of the Russian ruling class of his day who have created a world which cannot accommodate the goodness of this idiot.

$3.49

Soul

By Tobsha Learner

In good condition - has markings from use - due to differing weights in books, postage maybe adjusted at checkout. In 1860, twenty-year-old Lavinia Huntingdon is transported from her Irish village to start a new life in Mayfair, London, as the wife of a gentleman anthropologist thirty years her senior. One year later she is standing trial for his murder. In modern-day Los Angeles, forty-year-old Professor Julia Huntingdon, geneticist, returns from a field trip to Afghanistan. She has received a prestigious commission from the US Defence Department to research a genetic propensity to kill without remorse. Soul is a story of two women, across two eras, and their struggle with obsessive love and revenge. Part murder mystery, part psychological thriller, part commentary on genetics and human behaviour, sexual jealousy and betrayal, it is both provocative and unputdownable.

$3.49

Northanger Abbey
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Northanger Abbey

By Val McDermid

In good condition - has markings from use - due to differing weights in books, postage maybe adjusted at checkout. One ordinary girl in search of an extraordinary life. Seventeen-year-old Catherine 'Cat' Morland has led a sheltered existence in rural Dorset, a life entirely bereft of the romance and excitement for which she yearns. So when Cat's wealthy neighbours, the Allens, ask her to accompany them to the Edinburgh Festival, she is sure adventure beckons. Edinburgh initially offers no such thrills, until a Highland Dance class brings Cat a new acquaintance. Henry Tilney, a dark-eyed gentleman whose family home, Northanger Abbey, sounds perfectly thrilling. And then an introduction to Bella Thorpe, who shares her passion for supernatural novels, provides Cat with a new friend. But with Bella comes her obnoxious brother John who is intent on thwarting Cat's growing fondness for Henry. Happily, rescue is at hand when she receives an invitation to stay at Northanger. Cat's imagination runs riot: an ancient abbey, crumbling turrets, secret chambers, ghosts...and Henry! What could be more deliciously romantic? But Cat gets far more than she bargained for in this isolated corner of the Scottish Borders. The real world outside the pages of a novel proves to be altogether more disturbing than the imagined world within...

$3.49

Resurrection Men
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Resurrection Men

By Ian Rankin

In good condition - has markings from use - due to differing weights in books, postage maybe adjusted at checkout. Detective Inspector John Rebus may have gone too far - a bit of back chat is one thing, but letting fly at the Chief Superintendent with a full mug of the vending machine's finest can't be ignored. Rebus is sent back to the Police College for retraining, along with four of the Scottish Force's more unorthodox detectives. But there's something bigger in the offing. The unsolved case the malcontents have been assigned to is one some of the team are familiar with. Rebus knew the victim only too well. Is the choice of case deliberate? Are the Big House looking not to resurrect their erstwhile colleagues, but rather to find a way of getting rid of them for good. Back in Edinburgh, the case Rebus left behind has thrown up a surprising suspect. Trawling through the guest list of a murdered art dealer's last private view, Detective Sergeant Siobhan Clarke comes across the signature of Morris Gerald Cafferty, Rebus's nemesis, recently released from the notorious Barlinnie. Siobhan's been promoted, but is she really ready to step into John Rebus's shoes?

$3.49

Toulouse-Lautrec
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Toulouse-Lautrec

By Frank Milner

In good condition - has markings from use - due to differing weights in books, postage maybe adjusted at checkout. The popular concept of Toulouse-Lautrec as an emotionally insecure, physically deformed aristocrat living a reckless bohemian existence in fin-de-siècle Paris is enshrined in John Huston's classic movie Moulin Rouge. The publicity for this described Lautrec as a 'gifted painter and tortured soul.' Major exhibitions in Chicago in 1979 and London in 1991/2, however have suggested that the interpretation of Lautrec's work as that of artist as victim is an over-simplification. The critic Robert Hughes has acclaimed his 'precocious modernity' and argued that his 'caustic and tender view of the world speaks directly to our culture of narcissistic display.' Frank Milner's richly illustrated and penetrating study focuses not only on the Montmartre cabaret life Lautrec portrayed so brilliantly in his witty and elegant graphics, but also on his claim to a place in the history of avant-garde painting in the late nineteenth century. His depictions of cabarets and entertainments use a wide variety of media and unusual combinations, such as gouache on cardboard and oil on wood. His superlative draftsmanship is uncontested, although his most individual to paint handling, his watery dissonant use of stained colour, has found fewer enthusiasts. It was the invitation to design a poster for the Moulin Rouge cabaret in 1891 that launched Lautrec in the medium for which he is best known, the lithographed poster. The uncompromising directness and bold colouring of this first effort were so successful that, in the last ten years of his short life, he produced no fewer than 351 lithographs. Toulouse-Lautrec, illustrated with 90 large-format, full-color plates, takes a fresh and fascinating look at this legendary artist and his immense influence on twentieith-century art.

$6.99

Winston & Clementine
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Winston & Clementine

By Richard Hough

In good condition - has markings from use - due to differing weights in books, postage maybe adjusted at checkout. A dinner party in London in 1908 led to the marriage of Winston Churchill and Clementine Hozier. Neither had wished to go, but Clementine's mother persuaded her daughter to accept the invitation, while Winston's private secretary told him sternly that it was his duty to attend. By chance they sat next to each other, and the outcome was an intense and speedy courtship between a son of the Marlboroughs of England and a daughter of the Airlies of Scotland. This first dual family biography does not neglect Winston's life as a child, a soldier in India and Africa, and his astonishing rise and fall in politics. It is equally revealing about Clementine's turbulent childhood and young womanhood, when self-doubts led to broken engagements. But there was no more loyal a wife in the political arena of the first half of the century, and Winston's love was unwavering in spite of Clementine's suspicions. Nevertheless, those close to them recognized that the marriage was not a tranquil one. There were times when the frequent separations, caused by political and military obligations as well as by choice, came as a welcome relief to both of them. This book corrects some misconceptions about Winston's own family and about Clementine's parentage, and reveals the depth of mutual love and support between Winston and his younger brother, Jack, as well as the bond of affection between their wives which did so much to steady Clementine in her most difficult times. Here, then, is a full portrait of the Churchills, as revealing in personal relations as in Winston's monumental achievements, to which many people and members of the family today have offered their support and most vivid memories.

$13.97

Dear Fatty

By Dawn French

In good condition - has slight markings from use - due to differing weights in books, postage maybe adjusted at checkout. Dear Dad So, you're still dead. It's been 31 years and every day I have to remind myself of that fact, and every day I am shocked. I'm not 19 any more and so many things have happened that you haven't known, so I have decided to write this book for you. I want to remember our time together and I want to tell you about lots of stuff since. So far, it's been better than expected... With a sharp eye for comic detail and a wicked ear for the absurdities of life, Dawn French shows just how an RAF girl from the West Country with dreams of becoming a ballerina/air hostess/bridesmaid/thief rose to become one of the best-loved comedy actresses of our time. Here Dawn French invites us into her most personal relationships with, among others, her mum and dad, her husband, her daughter and her friend Jennifer. Dawn reveals the people, experiences and obsessions that have influenced her and that helped shape her comedy creations - including kissing, dogs, grandmas, David Cassidy, teenage angst, school, stealing and Madonna. She is as open about her fears and sorrows as she is about her delights and joys, and for the first time shares the experience of losing her beloved dad and later finding a tip-topmost chap in Lenny Henry. From raging about class, celebrity and bullying to describing the highs and lows of motherhood and friendship, Dear Fatty reveals the surprising life behind the smile.

$6.99

Paths of Glory
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Paths of Glory

By Jeffrey Archer

In good condition - has slight markings from use - due to differing weights in books, postage maybe adjusted at checkout. Some people have dreams that are so outrageous that, if they were to achieve them, their place in history would be guaranteed. Francis Drake, Robert Scott, Percy Fawcett, Charles Lindbergh, Amy Johnson, Edmund Hillary and Neil Armstrong are among such individuals. But what if one man had such a dream and, when he'd fulfilled it, there was no proof that he had achieved his ambition? Paths of Glory is the story of such a man. But not until you've turned the last page of this extraordinary novel, will you be able to decide if George Mallory should be added to this list of legends, because if he were, another name would have to be removed.

$13.97

Peter Jackson - A Film-Maker's Journey

By Brian Sibley

In very good condition - has slight markings from use - due to differing weights in books, postage maybe adjusted at checkout. In this authorised biography, the boy from Wellington's Pukerua Bay reveals how be beat Hollywood at its own game. It is a story of passion, single-minded determination, and, above all, an artistic vision and a sense of dramatic scale. Through Jackson's eyes and own words, as well as re-tellings and memories of friends, family and associates, we are shown how the director's early life - with its obsessively pursued hobbies and first childhood attempts at film-making - were effectively one big audition for The Lord of the Rings and King Kong. The book explores the Academy Award-winning success of Heavenly Creatures, the first abandoned King Kong re-make, then the triumphant filming of The Lord of the Rings - a project that was abandoned two years into pre-production, rejected by most studios, and then picked up by New Line Cinema in the biggest gamble in film history. It takes us through the filming of Jackson's boyhood dream, King Kong, and on to his new project, The Lovely Bones. The story of Peter Jackson will inspire everyone who admires creativity and courage, who loves movies or is proud that a clever film-maker from a small country can show the giants of the movie world that vision and passion can succeed.

$17.46

Spiral
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Spiral

By Joseph Geary

In good condition - ex library - has markings from use - due to differing weights in books, postage maybe adjusted at checkout. Somewhere along the road, Nicholas Greer got lost. The life of Frank Spira, the controversial British painter he's been researching for the past six years, has become more than real to him than his own. But the book's finished now. At least it looks that way until Nick gets a call telling him that Spira's ex-lover, a man who went missing twenty-six years ago, a man everyone thought was dead, is in Manhattan, a street person now, an eighty-four-year-old bum. Tracking Jacob Grossman to a hostel on the Lower East Side, Nick hopes for answers to the unresolved questions. Instead, he gets news of a picture - a painting supposedly executed by Spira in Tangier in 1957, a painting supposedly destroyed. The artist's only religious work, if it existed, the Incarnation would now be worth over six million dollars. If it existed... An hour after the interview, Jacob Grossman is murdered. Harried by the New York police, betrayed by his publisher, abandoned by his wife, Nick goes back to his sources and, fact by fact, lie by lie, starts to uncover a flaw in the heart of the Life, a dark seam that runs all the way back to Tangier. Only as he closes in on the sinister truth, does he realise he too has become the object of someone's scrutiny...a Collector for whom the Incarnation is Spira's greatest achievement.

$3.49

Irenicon
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Irenicon

By Aiden Harte

In good condition - ex library - has markings from use - due to differing weights in books, postage maybe adjusted at checkout. The River Irenicon was blasted through the middle of Rasenna in the 1347th year of Our Lady, created overnight by Concordian engineers. But Wave technology is mysterious, even to its creators; they never guessed the river would become conscious - and hostile. Now Giovanni, a guilt-ridden Concordian engineer, has been sent to bridge the Irenicon - not to reunite the sundered city, but to aid Concord's mighty armies, for they have their sights set firmly on conquest and Rasenna is in their way. Sofia Scaligeri, Rasenna's young Contessa, knows she has no chance of saving her city from Concordian domination unless she first unites its feuding factions, but this is an impossible task - until Giovanni starts to question his own allegiances. But times are changing, and whether they like it or not, the feuding families of Rasenna are going to have to change too: for Concord is once again preparing to release the Wave...

$3.49

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