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IF ONLY
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IF ONLY

By Geri Halliwell

Signed CopyMember of the Spice GirlsLike many starstruck girls, Geri Halliwell grew up with one ambition. She wanted to be famous. She had the drive, the energy, the fierce determination to succeed. If only she could get that one lucky break - that one chance - she'd prove to all the doubters that she could make it, and make it big. But as Geri discovered, the road to fame can be a rocky one. Often broke and desperately lonely, her life became an endless round of failed auditions and dead-end jobs. Even her stint as a glamour model and her role as a game show host in Turkey, failed to gain her a foothold on the ladder to fame. Until one day, almost reluctantly, she answered an ad in The Stage. Someone was looking for candidates to form an all-girl band. The rest is history. As Ginger Spice, Geri's stage presence was formidable, her outfits legendary. The Spice Girls enjoyed a succession of number one hits, two successful albums and a box office hit movie. But Geri wanted her feet back on the ground. It was time to walk away, to find out who she was when she wasn't Ginger Spice. Amidst a blaze of media speculation Geri left the Spice Girls in May 1998. Now focusing on her solo career, and with a number one hit single and bestselling album already to her credit, Geri also works tirelessly for charities such as the UN's Breast Cancer Care campaign and Comic Relief. At its heart "If Only" is about fame and the roller coaster journey one young girl took from obscurity to the world of her dreams. Believing fame would provide the answer to life's problems, she came to understand that the real solutions lie elsewhere. 367 pages. Illustrated with colour and black and white photographs. Please See Photos for Condition B6

$38.31

Life and Laughing: My Story
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Life and Laughing: My Story

By Michael Mcintyre

Signed by Michael McIntyre on the tile page without dedication. 2010. Hardcover. Condition: Very Good+. Dust Jacket Condition: Very Good. 1st Edition. 2010 SIGNED FIRST Hardback edition, complete with dust jacket. Signed on title page by Michael McIntyre. Michael McIntyre has become Britain's biggest comedy star. This title reveals his showbiz roots, his appalling attempts to attract the opposite sex, his fish-out-of-water move from public to state school and his astonishing journey from selling just one ticket at the Edinburgh Festival to selling half a million tickets on his last tour. Please see photos for condition B6

$31.92

May I Have Your Attention, Please?
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May I Have Your Attention, Please?

By James Corden

Scarce Signed Copy with typical Corden signature Fine hb and wrapper.First Edition . not first print run As far back as he can remember James Corden has only ever wanted to be in one place: in front of you, doing something to make you cry, shout, scream or giggle uncontrollably; whether it's entertaining the congregation at his baby sister's christening at the age of four, clowning around in class, or snogging Sue Barker in front of thousands of people at Sports Relief. But it wasn't that easy getting there. Growing up, his dad would drive him up and down to London for auditions, sometimes three or four times a week, only to be met with constant knockbacks. Even the teenage distractions of girls, forming his own pop group, attempted (and failed) shoplifting, or the endless detentions he'd get from exasperated teachers didn't put him off. He knew where he wanted to be and he'd keep on trying until he got there. May I Have Your Attention Please? Is the story of how it all happened. From his time as one of the founding players of his school's first ever rugby team to nationwide fame as the loveably loud Smithy in the award-winning Gavin and Stacey, this is a tenderly - and very funnily - told story of what it's like to try, try and try again and get there in the end. Please see photos for conditionB6

$63.85

And Still Ricky Villa: My Autobiography
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And Still Ricky Villa: My Autobiography

By Ricky Villa

First , Hardback and Wrapper. SIGNED on the Title Page by Ricky Villa. Near Fine. Dust Jacket Condition: Near Fine. 259 pages. Dark blue cloth with silver lettering. The autobiography of a legend of Tottenham Hotspur. When Argentinian World Cup winners Ricky Villa and Ossie Ardiles were unveiled as Tottenham Hotspur's new signings in the summer of 1978 it was one of the most sensational transfer coups English football had ever seen. The pair were an instant success. Ossie claimed the limelight with his wonderful control and comedy English, but when Ricky dribbled his way round half the Manchester City team to score the greatest FA Cup final goal ever in 1981 he swerved his way into the hearts of the nation and a permanent place in English football folklore. Never truly comfortable speaking in English, for the first time - with the help of co-author and translator Federico Ardiles (Ossie's son) - Ricky Villa is able to tell his story. From his childhood growing up on a farm in rural Argentina, playing alongside teenage sensation Diego Maradona for Argentina, to the dark early days after arriving in London when he was unable to communicate and suffered serious depression, through to the elation of scoring that wonder goal at Wembley.Ricky also talks about the pain of being caught between two countries he loved during the Falklands conflict as well as his experiences as a member of Argentina's 1978 World Cup squad which won a tournament tainted ever since with allegations of bribery and intimidation by Argentina's ruling military Junta. Please see potos for condition B6

$35.75

The Telling Room: A Tale of Love, Betrayal, Revenge, and the World\'s Greatest Piece of Cheese
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The Telling Room: A Tale of Love, Betrayal, Revenge, and the World's Greatest Piece of Cheese

By Michael Paterniti

by Michael Paterniti SIGNED WITHOUT DEDICATION by the AUTHOR hardback and wrapper The Telling Room "NEW YORK TIMES" BESTSELLER In the picturesque village of Guzman, Spain, in a cave dug into a hillside on the edge of town, an ancient door leads to a cramped limestone chamber known as "the telling room." Containing nothing but a wooden table and two benches, this is where villagers have gathered for centuries to share their stories and secrets--usually accompanied by copious amounts of wine. It... scarce in the UK Please See Photos for Condition B6

$25.53

Queenie
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Queenie

By Candice Carty-Williams

by Candice Carty-WilliamsPublished by Orion Publishing Co (2019)SIGNED BY THE AUTHOR - officially signed copy hardback and wrapper 1st Edition. Queenie Jenkins can't cut a break. Well, apart from one from her long term boyfriend, Tom. That's definitely just a break though. Definitely not a break up. Stuck between a boss who doesn't seem to see her, a family who don't seem to listen (if it's not Jesus or water rates, they're not interested), and trying to fit in two worlds that don't really understand her, it's no wonder she's struggling. She was named to be queen of everything. So why is she finding it so hard to rule her own life? Perfect for fans of Dolly Alderton, Sally Rooney and Diana Evans, and anyone who loved Fleabag and Dear White People. Author: Candice Carty-Williams is a marketer, author and journalist based in London. Born in 1989, the result of an affair between a Jamaican cab driver and a Jamaican-Indian dyslexic receptionist, Candice worked in the media before moving into publishing aged 23. Please See Photos for Condition. B6

$22.98

Ghosts of Earth
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Ghosts of Earth

By John Charles Scott

Signed by the author on the titale page 722 pagesan Adam Caine novelPaperbackScience Fiction It's the 41st Century, Terra has been gone for more than a century, but mankind has already spread across the stars, encountering millions of species, and become masters of space, their military might and superior technology used in the name of peace and universal stability. But now a relatively unknown race has conquered a large sector of Terran space and slaughtered billions of innocent civilians. 4007AD, the insectoid race known as the Jalic have been entrenched in a sector in the Andromeda Galaxy for nearly 200 days, and every attempt to wrest control from them has been rebuffed. The elite Pathfinders are called in with the hope of breaking the deadlock. As the regiment launches for the final battle to decide the fate of the capital planet, Nano Rimmo, they are struck by a vicious ion storm. Within the storm, the Jalic's primitive fighter jets reap a bloody toll, and force the regiment back to base. But one of their dropships, the regiment's 15th Platoon, is missing, shot down during the battle and left behind. The survivors are led by combat veteran Staff Sergeant Deef Alcott, and they set out for home. But there's a problem: they're going the wrong way! When they realise, they're a hundred kilometres behind enemy lines with no way home, except to fight the final battle that the regiment couldn't. To escape the Jalic, they must utterly destroy them, or they will not survive. Please See Photos for ConditionB6

$17.88

Sporting Century 1863-1963: Athletics - Rugby - Cricket
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Sporting Century 1863-1963: Athletics - Rugby - Cricket

By Anne Pallant

near fine pb. signed by the author Anne Pallant (Butcher). The story of a famous west country sporting family, the Butchers, and their exploits on the athletics track and rugby and cricket fields. Illustrated by items from the family archive. Paperback. large (landscape), 192pp profusely illustrated. The story of a famous west country sporting family, the Butchers, and their exploits on the athletics track and rugby and cricket fields. Illustrated by items from the family archive. Paperback. large 8vo (landscape), 192pp profusely illustrated. Please See Photos for condition. B6

$12.77

In Bed with the Georgians: Sex, Scandal and Satire in the 18th Century
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In Bed with the Georgians: Sex, Scandal and Satire in the 18th Century

By Mike Rendell

Fine paperback, large format. 164 pages. SIGNED without dedication on the TITLE page, Georgian History. Sex. In Bed with the Georgians provides a fascinating insight into life under the bed-clothes in Georgian England, where the Madams and pimps were able to thrive in the eighteenth century like never before. It looks at high-class seraglios as well as the brothels, jelly-houses and bagnios which flourished openly, especially in the area around Covent Garden. It looks at courtesans from the highest echelons of society, the kept women, the sex-workers in 'houses of pleasure', down through to the street walkers and common whores. It shows the way that the sex scene was portrayed in contemporary letters and press reports, and focuses on royal scandals, aristocratic shenanigans and immoral behaviour. The book looks at the role of Grub Street, the growth of celebrity status, and the way courtesans occupied a demi-monde of great popularity, with their enormous wealth and conspicuous spending. In particular it looks at the way that caricaturists, such as Gillray, Rowlandson, Newton, and Cruikshank, pilloried the rich and famous for their peccadilloes, satirizing their wild excesses, and by so doing helped inform the general public of what their 'social superiors' were getting up to.This book is lavishly illustrated in colour and contains a useful glossary of many aspects of the world of the sex trade in London two and a half centuries ago. PLEASE SEE PHOTOS B6

$19.15

Soren Larsen: Homeward Round the Horn
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Soren Larsen: Homeward Round the Horn

By Captain Jim Cottier

Very Scarce. Inscribed, signed and dated by the aUTHOR. thus "For Alec & Vera, Best wishes, Jim Cottier. 14/5/97." Very good solid pb. Soren Larsen: Homeward Bound Round the Horn. The voyage of a Colchester Packet. 256pp., b/w plates., text illustrations., maps, appends., . B5

$63.85

Bergeracs Jersey
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Bergeracs Jersey

By John Nettles

Inscribed & signed thus by John Nettles. " To Derek, John Nettles. 1991 XX" on first title page.Near Fine Book and Near Fine Wrapper. No other inscriptions or markings. As Sergeant Jim Bergerac on BBC TV, John Nettles has helped to make the island of Jersey familiar to over 14 million viewers. Here he offers a personal view of the island where he now lives, and reveals the hidden Jersey, away from the usual tourist beat. The book provides a guide to the twelve ancient parishes, beginning with the author's home village of St Brelade, and introduces many of the houses and gardens featured in the Bergerac series of over 60 episodes. Please See Photos for Condition B4

$63.85

THE SPOILS OF TIME: Some Aspects of Living in This 20th Century
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THE SPOILS OF TIME: Some Aspects of Living in This 20th Century

By Doris Ann Goodchild

THE SPOILS OF TIME: SOME ASPECTS OF LIVING IN THIS 20th CENTURY INCLUDING:- FAMILY & FRIENDS, FOODS & FITNESS, FINGERS & FOSTERING, FLOWERS & FEATHERS, FASHIONS & FUN, VERSES, FAUNA & FURLOUGHS, ARTS/CRAFT FOR EVERYONE, RETIREMENT IN E. LOTHIAN 1988. First Edition. 130 pages. Signed Limited Edition by the author . No 79 of 400. Pictorial dust jacket over burgundy cloth with gilt lettering. Rare in this condition. Fine condition with Very Good Wrapper Please See Photos for Condition B4

$25.53

Prouder Than Ever: My War + My Diary + My Embroideries
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Prouder Than Ever: My War + My Diary + My Embroideries

By A. T. Casdagli , edited by Alexis Penny Casdagli

Soft cover. Condition: Fine. Limited Edition. Signed limited edition, this is copy no. 1193 of a limited edition of 1,000 copies signed by the compiler/editor. secondary inscription by editor, " To my lovely Polly, love Alexis Penny, 23.10.2014" colour illustrations, the WWII prisoner of war diary kept by Major A. T. Casdagli, internally very clean, binding firm. 264 pages; a very clean bright tight copy. Please look at photos for condition B4

$102.17

Solo The North Pole, Alone and Unsupported
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Solo The North Pole, Alone and Unsupported

By Pen Hadow

Very Good Book and Wrapper. Inscribed and Signed by the AUTHOR. 'Solo: The North Pole - Alone and Unsupported'. Inscription to title page reads 'Martin, wishing you a white Christmas! Pen Hadow'. Colour and black and white illustrations. Bound in original black boards. Housed in pictorial dust jacket. A little light wear, otherwise clean. Binding strong.. X1V/370pp with 91 colour photographs, Prologue, Parts One & Two, Epilogue and Index.Please See Photos for Condition B4

$19.15

A GENTLEMAN\'S CALLING - the Liverpool Attorney-At-law.
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A GENTLEMAN'S CALLING - the Liverpool Attorney-At-law.

By Peter Howell Williams

Liverpool Legal History and personalities by PETER HOWELL WILLIAMS. inscribed and signed by him and also Edward Lever, Member 1928 - 1978.Limited Edition Number 207 of 500 Incorporated Law Society of Liverpool, 1980398pp., Illustrated throughout in b/w. A most comprehensive reference. Please See Photos for Condition B4

$25.53

Fireflash to Skyflash: A History of Air to Air Missile Firings in the Royal Air Force, 1952-2002
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Fireflash to Skyflash: A History of Air to Air Missile Firings in the Royal Air Force, 1952-2002

By Mike Hollingsworth & Gordon Campbell Owen

Fine Book Dust Jacket Condition: Very Good. 1st Edition. Bound in blue cloth with gilt titles to spine. contents clean and tight. SIGNED by both authors on half title page. 223pp .Signed by both authors : Mike Hollingsworth & Gordon Campbell Owen In this work, the authors present a history of air-to-air missile firings in the Royal Air Force from 1952 to 2002. Please see photos for condition B4

$70.25

Dance of the Opposites: A Biography of a World in Crisis
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Dance of the Opposites: A Biography of a World in Crisis

By Philippa Burrell

Very Good+ book in Very Good- wrapper. (Some rubbing). Inscribed signed by the AUTHOR. Inscribed and Signed "For Michael Pritchard, with appreciation & warm regards. Philippa Burrell. December 1989." Navy cloth, xviii, 339pp, index, B&W photos. This is the 3rd book in the autobiographical trilogy which Colin Wilson has called "one of the finest autobiographies of this century" Please See Photos for Condition B2

$25.53

Warp and Weft The Somerset and Wiltshire Woollen Industry
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Warp and Weft The Somerset and Wiltshire Woollen Industry

By Kenneth Rogers

FINE BOOK AND FINE WRAPPER. DOUBLE SIGNED Limited Edition. loth. Condition: Fine book Dust Jacket Condition: fine. By Kenneth Rogers FSA with drawings by Alan Andrew. First. 144pp. Well illustrated throughout. Limited edition - number 122 - signed by the author, Ken Rogers and Allan Andrew , (Drawings). A comprehensive review - great reference. Illustrated with b/w photographs and drawings and map to rear end-papers. The history of the woollen industry in the west country, SOMERSET & WILTSHIRE, which dates back to the 12th century, up until the post WWII, describing the activities of the workers, weavers, machinery and merchants. An excellent copy in like d/w . B2

$57.47

INTO THE MOUNTAIN. A Life of NAN SHEPHERD
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INTO THE MOUNTAIN. A Life of NAN SHEPHERD

By Charlotte Peacock

SCARCE First Edition Hardback with wrapper. SIGNED BY THE AUTHOR. FINE COPY . AUTHOR SIGNED (RARE ). In the 1930s, the writer and poet, Nan Shepherd was one of North-East Scotland's best known literati. Three novels, The Quarry Wood, The Weatherhouse and A Pass in the Grampians and a volume of poetry, In the Cairngorms, published between 1928 and 1934 while she was still only in her thirties, established her reputation as one of the most highly respected members of the Scottish modernist movement. Currently best known for her masterpiece of mountain literature The Living Mountain, (first published in 1977) Nan Shepherd, who died in 1981, has been in the news recently. Her image now graces the new Scottish $5 note; The Living Mountain has become a classic and sells in its thousands. Nan Shepherd lived all her life in Deeside, yet few people, even in Scotland, seem to have heard of her. But then, indifferent to celebrity, Nan Shepherd had a talent for silence. Elusive, enigmatic, she was reticent about herself, even to those who were lifelong friends. Long overdue, this first biography, unravels some of the mysteries, dispels some of the rumours and gives insight into the life and work of this perceptive and intensely private woman. The author, Charlotte Peacock has been as successful in finding her way into the life of her subject as Nan herself was in 'finding her way into the mountains.' The writer has had unparalleled access to all Nan's archives and to all her remaining friends and acquaintances. The result is a beautifully written biography that will surely become the standard life of Nan Shepherd. Please See Photos for Condition B2

$63.85

Behind the Shades: The Autobiography
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Behind the Shades: The Autobiography

By Duncan Fletcher

SIGNED COPY: Very Good Throughout. Hardback with Wrapper. SIGNED BY DUNCAN FLETCHER ON THE TITLE PAGE without dedication. Official Borders Signed copy. Very good plus Hardback and Wrapper (with price) Please See Photos for Condition B2

$19.15

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