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Pavement for My Pillow

by Kitch, Chris

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Published
1997
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Near Fine
ISBN
9780752803401
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London: Orion, 1997. A near Fine unmarked copy (Fine apart from age darkening to page edges) with near Fine dustjacket which is not price clipped. x + 197 pages. Introduction by Robin Waterfield. Interspersed with joyful diary notes about her present life - studying for her MA, walking her dogs and living on her boat and then back in… Read more
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You Can't Take It With You

by Tomlinson, Jane and Mike

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Goldring Books
Published
2006
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Fine
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First Edition
ISBN
9780743276115
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London: Simon and Schuster, 2006. A Fine unmarked copy with Fine dustjacket which is not price clipped. First edition, first printing. 328 pages. Jane Tomkinson was just 26 when she was first diagnosed with breast cancer. A decade later, in 2000, she was told that the disease had spread to her bones and she had only six months to… Read more
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The Broken Boy

by Cockburn, Patrick

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Goldring Books
Published
2005
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Fine
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First Edition
ISBN
9780224071086
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London: Jonathan Cape, 2005. A Fine unmarked copy with Fine dustjacket which is not price clipped. First edition, First printing. The author, a writer on foreign afairs, was six years old when he woke up one day in the summer of 1956 with a headache and a sore throat. His parents had recently returned to Ireland, to their house in… Read more
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Walking On Thin Ice - In Pursuit of the North Pole

by Hempleman-Adams, David with Uhlig, Robert

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Goldring Books
Published
1998
Condition
Fine
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First Edition
ISBN
9780752817972
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London: Orion / Daily Telegraph, 1998. A Fine unmarked copy with near fine complete dustjacket which is not price clipped. In March 1998 the author set off on a 600 mile journey which would take him into the record books as one of the most successful all rounf adventurers. Facing wind-chill down to minus 90 centigrade, he man hauled his… Read more
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End of the Spear

by Saint, Steve

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Goldring Books
Published
2005
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Fine
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First Edition
ISBN
9780842364393
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Illinois: Salt River, 2005. A Fine unmarked copy with near Fine non priceclipped dustjacket. The author was only five years old when his father was brutally killed by Waodani warriors in Ecuador, men from the most savage culture ever known, but in a story almost too amazing to be true, Steve Saint eventually comes to know and even love the… Read more
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London: Hodder- Causton, 1973. A Very Good+ unmarked copy with complete dustjacket. A whole inside history of spying and how each nation tackles it, together with how one becomes a spy, what spying is like and how it all works. The author, whilst limiting what he can confess to, does note that in 1942 he made an unauthorised entry… Read more
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The Wide World - True Adventures for Men

by Safont, Paul

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Goldring Books
Published
2004
Condition
Fine
Edition
First Edition
ISBN
9781405049313
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London: Macmillan, 2004. A Fine unmarked copy with Fine complete dustjacket. A marvellous collection of stories from 'The Wide World' magazine, which ran from the late 19th century to the 1960's, each issue being filled with amazing but true tales of survival, catastrophe and derring-do gathererd from around the world. A thrilling testament to an age when men kept their… Read more
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Freetown Ambush - A Reporter's Year In Africa

by Stewart, Ian

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Goldring Books
Published
2002
Condition
Fine
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First Edition
ISBN
9780670894796
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Toronto: Penguin Viking, 2002. A Fine unmarked copy with Fine complete dustjacket. In January 1999 the author, West Africa Bureau Chief for Associated Press, was ambushed on the streets of Sierra Leone's besieged capital of Freetown, shot in the head by armed rebels, he survived against all odds. A fascinating in depth look at the extraordinary day to day life… Read more
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The Survival of Jan Little

by Man, John

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Goldring Books
Published
1986
Condition
Very Good
Edition
First Edition
ISBN
9780670811588
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London: Viking, 1986. A Very Good + unmarked copy with price clipped dustjacket. Jan Little survived in the depths of the Amazon jungle for months after her family had died in mysterious circumstances, she was utterly alone and BLIND. Her story begins in the Mexican town of San Cristobal,where she meets Harry Little and is overwhelmed by his compelling personality.… Read more
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Ugly Americans - The True Story of the Ivy League Cowboys Who Raided the Asian Markets for Millions

by Mezrich, Ben

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Goldring Books
Published
2004
Condition
Fine
Edition
First Edition
ISBN
9780060575007
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New York: William Morrow, 2004. FIRST EDITION, FIRST PRINTING. A Fine unmarked copy with Fine complete dustjacket. The true story of John Malcolm, a hungry Princeton graduate who travelled half way round the world in search of the American dream and ultimately pulled off a trade that could be described as the biggest deal in the history of the financial… Read more
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Our Story - 77 Hours Underground

by The Quecreek Miners (as Told to Jeff Goodell)

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Goldring Books
Published
2003
Condition
Fine
Edition
First Edition
ISBN
9780091892456
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London: Ebury Press, 2003. First UK Edition, First Printing. A Fine uninscribed copy with Fine complete dustjacket. The story of the nine Pennsylvania coal miners trapped two miles below ground for 77 hours and told by them in a dramatic first person account of their actions and emotions. A moving and harrowing story of their ordeal as each faced the… Read more
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Dancing In The Sea - Once The Hijack Was Over

by Hill, Catherine

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Goldring Books
Published
2004
Condition
Fine
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First Edition
ISBN
9781840188776
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Edinburgh: Mainstream, 2004. A Fine uninscribed copy with near Fine complete dustjacket. The moving account of the author's experience in 1986 when she and her Italian boyfriend were hijacked by PLO terrorists on a Pan Am flight from Bombay to Germany when it stopped in Pakistan, enduring 17 hours of terror. The terrorists were convinced that Pakistani troops were about… Read more
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Spy vs. Spy - Stalking Soviet Spies in America

by Kessler, Ronald

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Goldring Books
Published
1988
Condition
Fine
Edition
First Edition
ISBN
9780715393376
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Newton Abbot: David & Charles, 1988. A Fine unmarked copy with near Fine dustjacket which is not price clipped. First UK edition. This is the first book to examine closely the spy swaps, based on exclusive interviews with former American spies and counter intelligence agents as well as with Karl Koecher who was traded for Scharansky in 1986. Koecher was… Read more
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Pride and a Daily Marathon

by Cole, Jonathan

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Goldring Books
Published
1991
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Fine
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First Edition
ISBN
9780715623855
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London: Duckworth, 1991. A Fine unmarked copy with Fine complete dustjacket. Foreword by Oliver Sacks. The author is a doctor and here describes an exceptional patient, Ian Waterman, who was struck down at the age of 19 with a rare neurological illness which deprived him of all sensation below the neck and who was diagnosed as incurable. Ian gradually adapted… Read more
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Beirut Diary - A Husband Held Hostage and a Wife Determined to Set Him Free

by Levin, Sis

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Goldring Books
Published
1989
Condition
Very Good
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First Edition
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Illinois: InterVarsity Press, 1989. FIRST EDITION, FIRST PRINTING. A near Fine uninscribed copy which has the top right corner of the front endpaper neatly clipped. Dustjacket is complete with some chipping to top. In March 1984 Jerry Levin, bureau chief for CNN, was kidnapped in Beirut but no one knew who did it or why. His wife Sis, at first… Read more
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Ghost Girl - A True Story

by Hayden, Torey

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Goldring Books
Published
1992
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Fine
Edition
First Edition
ISBN
9780333567906
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London: Macmillan, 1992. A Fine unmarked copy with near Fine dustjacket which has one small crease to one inner flap. A true story of a young girl, Jadie, who is so wounded by events in her life that she believes that she is a ghost. An elective mute, her body is so contorted as to make her appear crippled and… Read more
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My Favourite Escape Stories

by Reid, P. R. (edited by)

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Goldring Books
Published
1975
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Very Good
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First Thus
ISBN
9780718822057
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London: Lutterworth Press, 1975. A Very Good copy with foxing to closed edges with a dustjacket which is price clipped. 17 escape stories ranging in setting from the Tower of London in the 16th century to a Shanghai gaol in World War II, from a Barbados slave planatation to the swamps and forests of the Finnish border. American officers tunneling… Read more
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Crowning The Dragon - Adventures in the Chinese Karakoram

by McManners, Hugh

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Goldring Books
Published
1989
Condition
Very Good
Edition
First Edition
ISBN
9780246133823
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London: Grafton Books, 1989. Silver title on blue boards which are clean and has very light bumping to lower edge. Internally very clean, uninscribed and unmarked. A Very Good + copy. Dustjacket has light creasing to top and is complete VG+. The author Major Hugh McManners' account of joining an Army expedition to climb the world's third highest unclimbed… Read more
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The Heart Must Break - The Fight for Democracy and Truth in Burma

by Mawdsley, James

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Goldring Books
Published
2001
Condition
Fine
Edition
First Edition
ISBN
9780712679213
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London: Century, 2001. A Fine copy with a Fine complete dustjacket. Map endpapers and 38 photographs. The author's very harrowing tale of being imprisoned in Insein prison just 10 hours after entering Burma and distributing pro-democracy leaflets, receiving a 17 year sentence. It was the third time he had been detained and he used his time in prison to challenge… Read more
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Lashed But Not Beaten

by Sherrard-Smith, Gavin

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Goldring Books
Published
1995
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Very Good
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First Edition
ISBN
9781874476375
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Surrey: Morning Mist Publications, 1995. A clean and unmarked copy VG+ with complete dustjacket which has some light creasing. The true account of a British expatriate working in Qatar who tried to sell his car and found himself to be part of an elaborate set up and accused of selling alcohol illegally. He was tried by an Islamic Sharia… Read more
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