Biography - English Authors from Goldring Books

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Time to be in Earnest - A Fragment of Biography

by James, P.D.

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Goldring Books
Published
1999
Condition
As New
Edition
First
ISBN
9780571200948
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$16.78

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London: Faber and Faber, 1999. An As New copy in an As New dustjacket which is not price clipped. First Edition, First Printing. xiv + 281 pages. ' My motive is to record just one year that otherwise might be lost, not only to children and grandchildren but....lost also to me. It will inevitably catch on the… Read more
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image of Something Sensational to Read in the Train  -  The Diary of a Lifetime

Something Sensational to Read in the Train - The Diary of a Lifetime

by Brandreth, Gyles

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Goldring Books
Published
2009
Condition
Near Fine
Edition
First
ISBN
9781848543119
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London: John Murray, 2009. A near Fine unmarked copy in a dustjacket which has a little creasing to top edge and is not price clipped. First Edition, First Printing. xiv + 706 pages. 102 illustrations. A diary packed with famous names and extraordinary stories. It is also rich in incidental detail and wonderful obesrvation, providing a compelling record of… Read more
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A Funny Thing Happened On the Way

by Spain, Nancy

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Goldring Books
Published
1964
Condition
Very Good
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$8.39

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London: The Quality Book Club, 1964. A Very Good unmarked copy with Very Good dustjacket which is not price clipped. 224 pages. Nancy Spain put the finishing touches to this enchanting book only a few days before the tragic day of the Grand National, when she took off in a small plane with Joan Werner Laurie, and they… Read more
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From Palm to Pine - Rudyard Kipling Abroad and at Home

by Laski, Margharita

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Goldring Books
Published
1987
Condition
Fine
Edition
First
ISBN
9780283994227
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$13.98

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London: Sidgwick and Jackson, 1987. A Fine unmarked coy with Fine dustjacket which is not price clipped. 192 pages. 84 illustrations. From Palm to Pine offers a new approach to one of England's greatest writers, Rudyard Kipling. Kipling travelled extensively and his poetry, stories, novels and leters are imbued with the sights and sounds of East and West.… Read more
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Wodehouse - A Life

by Robert McCrum

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Goldring Books
Published
2004
Condition
Fine
Edition
First
ISBN
9780670896929
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$20.97

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London: Viking, 2004. A Fine unmarked copy with near Fine price clipped dustjacket. 530 pages. 42 illustrations. Sir Pelham Grenville Wodehouse (1881-1975) was a comic writer of genius best known for Bertie Wooster and his omniscient manservant Jeeves; the pig-loving Lord Emsworth - and a regiment of aunts and butlers. But although Wodehouse and his work have become… Read more
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Not the Whole Story - A Memoir

by Huth, Angela

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Goldring Books
Published
2018
Condition
As New
Edition
First
ISBN
9781472127068
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London: Constable, 2018. An As new copy in As New Dustjacket which is not price clipped. First Edition, First Printing. 311 pages. 26 photographs. The novelist, who, at the age of five, decided that she would become a writer, describes her idiosyncratic childhood. Her father was a famous actor and film director , her mother was known… Read more
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image of The Girl from Leam Lane  -  The Life and Writing of Catherine Cookson     (Revised and Expanded Centenary Edition)

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London: Headline, 2006. A Fine unmarked copy with Fine dustjacket which is not price clipped.xv11 + 302 pages. 64 illustrations. Catherine Cookson (1906-1998), the illegitimate daughter of an Irish barmaid, was born in a two room apartment in a run-down area of dockland on the south bank of the Tyne. Forty four years later her debut novel 'Kate Hannigan'… Read more
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The Day Gone By

by Adams, Richard

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Goldring Books
Published
1990
Condition
Fine
Edition
First
ISBN
9780091739676
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London: Hutchinson, 1990. A Fine unmarked copy with dustjaket which has small repaired closed tear. xiii + 398 pages. 39 illustrations. The captivating and beautifully written memoir follows Adams from his birth in 1920 to the end of the Second World War. His childhood was a happy one and his father was a keen amateur naturalist, and from him his… Read more
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A Portrait of Jane Austen

by Cecil, David

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Goldring Books
Published
1979
Condition
Fine
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London: Constable, 1979. A Fine unmarked copy with VG+ dustjacket which is not price clipped. 208 pages. 74 illustrations. Second impression corrected for errors in the first edition. Lord David Cecil's book is intended neither as a straightforward biographical narrative of Jane Austen's life, nor as a study of her as author; but rather as an attempt, with the… Read more
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image of Bernard Shaw  -  Volume I - 1856-1898 - The Search for Love; Volume II - 1898-1918 - The Pursuit of Power; Volume III - 1918-1950 - The Lure of Fantasy

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London: Chatto and Windus, 1988. 3 VOLUME SET. Gilt title and facsimile signature on black boards. All volumes Fine and unmarked with Fine dustjackets, one of which is price clipped. Volume I - viii + 486 pages. 37 illustrations ISBN 0701133325 Second Impression 1988. Volume II - ix + 422 pages. 38 illustrations ISBN 0701133503 First Impression 1989. Volume III… Read more
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A Tolkien Treasury - Stories, Poems and Illustrations Celebrating the Author and His World

by Becker, Alida (edited by)

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Goldring Books
Published
2000
Condition
Very Good
Edition
First
ISBN
9780762409945
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Philadelphia: Courage, 2000. Gold titles on blue boards which are unmarked with a touch of shelf wear to lower edge. Internally unmarked. A Very Good+ copy. Dustjacket by T. Kirk is also VG+. A large format volume of 192 pages. Illustrated throughout. J.R.R. Tolkien's admirers form an international community of writers, scholars and artists. This richly illustrated anthology… Read more
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The Bronte Cabinet - Three Lives in Nine Objects

by Lutz, Deborah

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Goldring Books
Published
2015
Condition
New
Edition
First
ISBN
9780393240085
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$25.17

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New York: W.W. Norton, 2015. A new unread copy with new dustjacket which is not price clipped. However there is a very small flaw to the front of the dust jacket. First Edition, First Printing. xxv + 310 pages. 14 black and white and 10 colour illustrations. In this unique and lovingly detailed biography of a literary family… Read more
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Robert Graves - Life on the Edge

by Seymour, Miranda

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Goldring Books
Published
1995
Condition
Fine
Edition
First Edition
ISBN
9780385404235
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London: Doubleday, 1995. A Fine unmarked copy with near Fine dustjacket which is not price clipped. 524 pages. 43 illustrations. Robert Graves (1895-1985) was one of the greatest poets and polymaths of the 20th century whose long life matched the intensity of his imaginative output. This new biography, published to mark the centenary of his birth, is made with the… Read more
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My Guru and His Disciple

by Isherwood, Christopher

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Goldring Books
Published
1980
Condition
Near Fine
Edition
First Edition
ISBN
9780413469304
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$9.79

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London: Eyre Methuen, 1980. A near Fine copy (Fine apart from an inscription to front endpaper) with near Fine dustjacket which is not price clipped. 338 pages. The book is not a conventional sequel to Christopher and His Kind but it begins in 1939 when Christopher Isherwood arrived in America where he was to meet Swami Prabhhavananda, the head… Read more
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More Letters of Oscar Wilde

by Hart-Davis, Rupert (edited by)

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Goldring Books
Published
1985
Condition
Near Fine
Edition
First Edition
ISBN
9780719541742
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London: John Murray, 1985. a near Fine unmarked copy (Fine apart from a small indentation to lower front) with near Fine dustjacket which is not price clipped. 215 pages. The Letters of Oscar Wilde were highly acclaimed when they appeared in Rupert Hart-Davis's magisterial edition in 1962. They won new admirers when a selection was published in paperback… Read more
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The Noel Coward Diaries

by Payn, Graham and Morley, Sheridan (edited by)

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Goldring Books
Published
1982
Condition
Very Good
Edition
First Edition
ISBN
9780297781424
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$11.18

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London: Weidenfeld and Nicolson, 1982. A Very Good+ unmarked copy which has age toning to closed edges with dustjacket that is not price clipped. 698 pages. When Noel Coward died in 1973, he was as old as the century, and its most renowned dramatist, director and star. He left behind him over fifty plays, twenty five films, hundreds… Read more
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Taken Care Of - An Autobiography

by Sitwell, Edith

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Goldring Books
Published
1965
Condition
Fine
Edition
First Edition
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London: Hutchinson, 1965. A Fine unmarked copy with dustjacket which has wear to top and bottom edges. 192 pages. 15 illustrations. Obituary to endpapers. Loosely included is a coloured postcard of a portrait of Edith Sitwell by Wyndham Lewis. Preface by Edith Sitwell written shortly before she died on December 6th 1964. Dame Edith Sitwell died while this autobiography… Read more
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The Strange Destiny of Rupert Brooke

by Lehmann, John

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Goldring Books
Published
1980
Condition
Near Fine
Edition
First Edition
ISBN
9780030574795
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$11.18

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New York: Holt, Rinehart and Winston, 1980. A near Fine unmarked copy with dustjacket which is not price clipped. xiii + 178 pages. 17 illustrations. Famous in his time as 'the handsomest young man in England' and the heroic soldier-poet of World War I, Rupert Brooke is a classic example of a man undone by his legend. Having inspired… Read more
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Our Three Selves - The Life of Radclyffe Hall

by Baker, Michael

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Goldring Books
Published
1985
Condition
Fine
Edition
First Edition
ISBN
9780241115398
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$11.18

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London: Hamish Hamilton, 1985. A Fine unmarked copy with Fine dustjacket which is not price clipped. xiv + 386 pages. 36 illustrations. The first comprehensive biography of Radclyffe Hall, the writer whose lesbian novel 'The Well of Loneliness' was banned as obscene in a sensational court case in 1928. The book draws on much unpublished material as… Read more
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More Letters of Oscar Wilde

by Hart-Davis, Rupert (edited by)

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Goldring Books
Published
1985
Condition
Fine
Edition
First Edition
ISBN
9780719541742
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$11.18

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London: John Murray, 1985. A Fine unmarked copy with Fine dustjacket which is not price clipped. 215 pages. The Letters of Oscar Wilde were highly acclaimed when they appeared in Rupert Hart-Davis's magisterial edition in 1962. They won new admirers, and naturally over the years further letters have come to light and these are presented here for the… Read more
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