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Old and Young, A Personal Summing Up

By Ivor Brown

London: The Bodley Head. Fine in Very Good+ dust jacket. 1971. First Edition; First Printing. Hardcover. 0370013514 . Hardcover/dustjacket - fine/VG+. Hardcover is clean and unmarked, slight soiling to bottom edge of pages. Jacket has scuffing/light soiling, age tanning to edges, light edgwear and a few tiny edge tears, not price clipped. Ivor Brown, a journalist over six decades, at the age of 80 gives a glimpse of famous actors, dramatists, novelists and journalists of his time as he explores the generation gap and ways of bridging it with amusing recollections and lively common sense. (430noto,5-18) ; 8vo; 242 pages .

$9.95

Meet Canadian Authors & Illustrators - 60 Creators of Children's Books

By Gertridge, Allison

Scholastic Canada. Very Good+. 2002. First Edition. Softcover. 0439987806 . Ex-library book, but still in great condition - sturdy laminated cover and usual ex-lib type of markings. Pages are clean and intact, overall wear is minimal. ; 8vo 8" - 9" tall; 144 pages; This fully updated and expanded reference guide includes sixty top Canadian authors and illustrators of children's books, including Robert Munsch, Barbara Reid, Dennis Lee, and many others. Each author/illustrator spread features a detailed bio with extensive interview quotes, a photograph, a list of selected book titles with award information, book cover images, and do-it yourself tips for aspiring writers and artists. This handy, fact-filled guide is a must for every school and home library. (376os,0811) .

$6.50

O AMERICA When You and I Were Young

By Barzini, Luigi

Penguin (Non-Classics). Very Good. 1985. Softcover. 0140083901 . Very nice condition - pages clean and intact, one creased page and small remainder mark across bottom edge of pages. Cover has light wear to corners. Written by one of the world's wittiest and wisest journalists, Barzini immigrated to the USA in 1925 when he was 16. He recounts here his early Americanization in the Roaring 20s, and takes a look back at that time from his maturity. (240 osl) ; 8vo 8" - 9" tall; 329 pages .

$3.95

EDGAR RICE BURROUGHS, THE MAN WHO CREATED TARZAN Volume I and Volume II
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EDGAR RICE BURROUGHS, THE MAN WHO CREATED TARZAN Volume I and Volume II

By Porges, Irwin; Bradbury, Ray

Ballantine Books. Near Fine in Good dust jacket. 1976. First Edition. Softcover. 0345251318 . Two volumes in slipcase - near fine with good slipcase. Books themselves are in great shape - clean and unmarked with only a little scuffing and a small amount of edgewear. Slight fading at spine ends outer edge of pages. Slipcase has moderately heavy edgewear, scuffing and small tears but is still intact. The complete chronicle of the life and works of the world's most widely read author. ; The Complete Chronicle of The life And Works Of The World's Most Widely Read Author, Box Set Vol1 ,V; 8vo 8" - 9" tall; 1311 pages; (*Note- very heavy set (over 4 lbs wrapped) so extra postage will be required) [1770] .

$23.50

DEAR MARIAN, DEAR HUGH  The Maclennan-Engel Correspondence
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DEAR MARIAN, DEAR HUGH The Maclennan-Engel Correspondence

By Verduyn, Christl (editor)

University of Ottawa Press. Very Good. 1995. First Edition. Softcover. 0776604031 . Ex-library book but still in great condition, sturdy laminated cover and usual ex-lib type markings. Pages are clean and tight. Cover has light scuffing and very light edgewear to laminate. ; 8vo 8" - 9" tall; 138 pages; A student at McGill in the mid-1950s, Marian Engel wrote her M. A. Thesis under the direction of Hugh MacLennan. Their work together became the basis of a correspondence, the MacLennan half of which survives and is detailed here. Both personal and professional in nature, MacLennan's letters to Engel provide fascinating insights into his life's pursuit of writing and offer another glimpse of the author of Two Solitudes. [265-osl] .

$9.95

ONE HEART, ONE WAY Alden Nowlan: a Writer's Life
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ONE HEART, ONE WAY Alden Nowlan: a Writer's Life

By Cook, Gregory M.

Pottersfield Press. Very Good. 2003. First Edition. Softcover. 189590059x . Ex-library book, but still in very good condition. Sturdy laminated cover and usual ex-lib type markings. Pages are clean and intact. Cover has light scuffing and light edgewear to laminate. ; 8vo 8" - 9" tall; 296 pages; "Born near Windsor, Nova Scotia, poet, journalist and novelist Alden Nowlan challendged the apparent disadvantages of poverty, and a mere four grades of formal education, to publish 25 books, including three plays. Haunted by ghosts of his early life, Nowlan nevertheless discovered the ultimate "exchange of gifts" in the love of his wife and son. They fueled his bravery in plumbing the depths of human loneliness and confessing love's most temder expressions. Nowlan's empathy with society's poor, as well as the earth beneath his feet, finds him cited as often in medical school, pulpit, or military mess, as in the work of the poets he inspired. He lived long enough in his 50 years to appreciate the sternest discipline: "The day the child realizes that all adults are imperfect, he becomes an adolescent; the day he forgives them, he becomes an adult; the day he forgives himself, he becomes wise." His writing earned him two honorary degrees and numerous awards, including a Guggenheim fellowship and the 1968 Governor General's Award For Poetry. That same year he became writer in residence at The University of New Brunswick, a position he filled until his death in 1983. " [605] .

$13.95

CHARLES BRUCE A Literary Biography

By Andrew Wainwright

Formac Publishing. Very Good. 1988. First Edition. Softcover. 0887800645 . Very good condition. Pages unmarked other than erased pencilled prices on endpage. Light edge/corner wear to cover, one rear corner is creased. " Charles Bruce is one of the most distinguished Canadian writers of all time. His most noted work, The Channel Shore is one of the best Canadian novels of the 20th century. His short stories and poetry won acclaim from his contemporaries and in 1951 he won the Governor General's Award for a book of poetry. " [480] ; 8vo 8" - 9" tall .

$14.95

PERFECT EXAMPLE
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PERFECT EXAMPLE

By Porcellino, John

Cambridge, MA: Highwater Books. Very Good+. 2000. First Edition. Softcover. 0966536355 . Very nice, clean, tight condition. Ex-library book with sturdy laminated cover & usual type markings. Overall wear is very light. Two-tone cartoons. "A melancholic memoir of saying goodbye to the familiar Road trips, drunken concerts, and late-night make-out sessions all swirl together in this coming-of-age graphic novel by King Cat cartoonist John Porcellino. Tackling the pain and uncertainty of the pivotal summer before college, Porcellino's sad and beautiful story is drawn in his sincere, minimalist style. Deceptively and charmingly simple, Perfect Example is a collection of Porcellino's self-published King Cat comics, which have won over thousands of readers with their honesty, empathy, and sincerity. " (*shipping will be reduced to some locations) ; 8vo .

$11.00

RUSKIN Sutton Pocket Biographies
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RUSKIN Sutton Pocket Biographies

By O'Gorman, Francis

Sutton Publishing. Near Fine. 1999. First Edition. Softcover. 0750921420 . Very nice clean, tight condition. Ex-library with sturdy laminated cover & usual type markings. Overall wear is fairly minimal. B/w illus. 111 pages. "John Ruskin was one of the greatest Victorian critics of art and society, but he was also preoccupied with politics, economics and education. This pocket-sized biography explores his influence on his own age and ours, examining his work, his relationships and his creative life. " (*shipping will be reduced after checkout to all locations) [osl] ; 8vo .

$6.50

WALKING THROUGH THE VALLEY: AUTOBIOGRAPHY
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WALKING THROUGH THE VALLEY: AUTOBIOGRAPHY

By Woodcock, George

Ontario: Ecw Press. Very Good+. 1994. First Edition. Softcover. 1550222090 . Clean, tight condition, only light wear overall. Ex-library with sturdy laminated cover & usual type markings. Internal pages unmarked, slight soiling to outer edges. From the third volume of George Woodcock's autobiography: “Like many people who grew old and have not cast off from the past, I feel the urgency that makes me want to write even of the recent past before it is too late, and also, to see at times my life in panoramic recession. For I realize now, looking back over my eight completed decades, that from the days I left school in 1929 up to 1977, I was involved in institutions, or something very like institutions, and depended on them largely for my living. I began with the eleven years working for the Great Western Railway. When I left that in 1949, I involved myself for almost a decade in the anarchist movement, which, though apparently lightly structured and voluntary in its operations, in fact had the orthodoxies and the moral pressures that made it into an institution of its own kind. Like Orwell, I found that a writer cannot further his political ideals by immersing himself in an organized movement, but only as guerilla fighting in his own terrain. ” (os? ) ; 8vo 8" - 9" tall .

$9.25

TALKING INDIAN Reflections on Survival and Writing
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TALKING INDIAN Reflections on Survival and Writing

By Walters, Anna Lee

NY: Firebrand Books. Very Good. 1992. First Edition. Softcover. 1563410214 . Clean, tight copy. Ex-library book with sturdy laminated cover and usual ex-lib type markings. Light wear to cover edges, a little scuffing, light soiling outer edge of pages. Interior clean and intact. ; 8vo 8" - 9" tall; 222 pages; "Walters, the daughter of Pawnee and Otoe Indians and a teacher and author ( The Spirit of Native America: Beauty and Mysticism in American Indian Art , Chronicle, 1989, and The Sun Is Not Merciful: Short Stories , Firebrand, 1985) , describes how she found her literary voice and what self-expression meant to her. On this journey, she met with alienation, moments of self-doubt, and, ultimately, a sense of joy and affirmation. Because Native American leaders, events, and rituals have long been distorted, the author devotes part of the book to correcting inaccuracies and plugging up holes. Even more moving are Walters's own experiences, told in simple, direct language. Into these experiences, she weaves vibrant stories based upon the lessons and legends passed down from her ancestors. " (300osl? ) .

$8.50

ONCE UPON A TIME WHEN WE WERE COLORED
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ONCE UPON A TIME WHEN WE WERE COLORED

By Taulbert, Clifton L.

Council Oak Books, Ltd.. Fine in Very Good+ dust jacket. 1989. First Edition. Hardcover. 093303119X . Excellent condition. Hardcover is as new with no markings. Dustjacket has one small tear on front, slight wrinkling to top edge and minor corner wear. REVIEW: In this touching autobiography, readers are treated to a view of life in a close, nurturing family in a small Mississippi town during the late 1940s and early 1950s. Taulbert writes of people who believed in hard work and had a strong sense of family pride and affection. ...Illustrated with family photographs, this book is a loving testimonial to Taulbert's family, with a very positive, endorsing message. Well written with good descriptions, it is a gem of a book. " (*shipping will be reduced to most locations) ; 8vo 8" - 9" tall .

$7.05

'TIS, A MEMOIR
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'TIS, A MEMOIR

By McCourt, Frank

Scribner & Company. Fine in Near Fine dust jacket. 1999. First Edition. Hardcover. 0684848783 . Excellent condition, only very light wear overall. No internal markings, top edge of jacket has a little wrinkling and a couple tiny tears. " The sequel to Frank McCourt's memoir of his Irish Catholic boyhood, Angela's Ashes, picks up the story in October 1949, upon his arrival in America.... "; 8vo .

$9.05

EDGAR RICE BURROUGHS The Famous Authors Series (VHS)
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EDGAR RICE BURROUGHS The Famous Authors Series (VHS)

By Various Authors

Famous Authors Series. New. 2001. First Edition. New VHS tape, still in shrink wrap. UPC: 032031220430. American novelist Edgar Rice Burroughs was the creator of the world famous character of Tarzan, one of the indispensible icons of popular culture. Burroughs also published science fiction and crime novels, which are still widely read. Edgar Rice Burroughs - 1875 - 1950. (155-noto) ; 8vo 8" - 9" tall; (Note: lower shipping will be available for this lighter item) .

$8.95

ROBERT LOUIS STEVENSON A Concise Biography (VHS)
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ROBERT LOUIS STEVENSON A Concise Biography (VHS)

By Famous Authors Series

Famous Authors Series. New. 2001. First Edition. New in shrink wrap, VHS format. UPC: 032031220430. Scottish novelist, essayist, and poet Robert Louis Stevenson contributed many beloved classics to the world of children's literature, including his adventure novel "Treasure Island. " Stevenson's popularity is based primarily on the exciting subject matter of his adventure novels and stories of the fantastic. Robert Louis Stevenson 1850 - 1894. (160noto) ; 8vo 8" - 9" tall .

$9.95

THE EDWARDIAN LADY The Story of Edith Holden
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THE EDWARDIAN LADY The Story of Edith Holden

By Ina Taylor

Holt, Rinehart and Winston. Near Fine in Near Fine dust jacket. 1980. First Edition; Third Printing. Hardcover. 0030574544 . HC/DJ - near fine/VG+. Hardcover is clean and tight, small inscription on title page. Jacket has light wrinkling/light wear to edges, no tears. Beautifully illustrated and richly detailed, "The Edwardian Lady" is the perfect companion volume for all devotees of "The Country Diary of An Edwardian Lady". Illustrated not only with her own delightful drawings and paintings but with family photographs and vintage postcards, paintings & mementos. A nice evocation of life in a middle class family 1871-1920.207p. Discusses Edith's Life and the background against which she developed her talents. [890]; 4to 11" - 13" tall .

$11.95

ELIZABETH BARRETT BROWNING A Burning Passion, Illustrated Poetry Anthology
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ELIZABETH BARRETT BROWNING A Burning Passion, Illustrated Poetry Anthology

By K. E. Sullivan (compiled by)

London: Brockhampton Press. Very Good in Very Good dust jacket. 1998. First Edition. Hardcover. 186019303X . Ex-library book, still in very nice condition - laminated cover and usual ex-lib type markings. Jacket has some scuffing and light scratches. Pages all intact and clean other than occasional small spot, a few earmarks seen. Featuring some of Elizabeth Barrett Browning's greatest poetry, this stunning new edition is illustrated by some of the world's most beautiful works of art - a celebration of the life and work of one of the finest poets of all time. [335os) ; 8vo 8" - 9" tall; 96 pages .

$7.25

FLAUBERT Life of Gustave Flaubert, Author of Madame Bovary
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FLAUBERT Life of Gustave Flaubert, Author of Madame Bovary

By Troyat, Henri

Viking Penguin. Near Fine in Near Fine dust jacket. 1992. First Edition. Hardcover. 0670844500 . Hardcover & jacket in excellent condition, only very light wear overall, small inscription on first endpage, interior pages clean & tight. A biography of the author of Madame Bovary. Author discusses Flaubert's outrage with society, his desire for seclusion, his illicit affair with his importunate mistress, and his writing. ; 8vo .

$12.50

FEBRUARY HOUSE Advance Reading Copy
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FEBRUARY HOUSE Advance Reading Copy

By Tippins, Sherill

Houghton and Mifflin. Near Fine. 2005. First Edition. Softcover. 061841911X . Excellent condition. Uncorrected proof. Slight corner wear, one corner crease to rear, slight soiling outer edge of pages. 306 pages. The Story of W. H. Auden, Carson McCullers, Jane & Paul Bowles, Benjamin Britten & Gypsy Rose Lee under One Roof in Wartime America. February House is the uncovered story of an extraordinary experiment in communal living, one involving young but already iconic writers -- and the country's best-known burlesque performer -- in a house at 7 Middagh Street in Brooklyn during 1940 and 1941. [442-osl? ]; 8vo .

$10.50

HOLE IN MY LIFE
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HOLE IN MY LIFE

By Gantos, Jack

Farrar, Straus & Giroux. New. 2004. First Edition. Softcover. 0374430896 . New & unread, no markings. Young adult to adult reading. In the summer of 1971, Jack Gantos was an aspiring writer desperate for adventure, college cash, and a way out of a dead-end job. For ten thousand dollars, he recklessly agreed to help sail a sixty-foot yacht loaded with hashish from the Virgin Islands to New York City, where he and his partners sold the drug until federal agents finally caught up to them in a bust at the Chelsea Hotel. For his part in the conspiracy, the twenty-year-old Gantos was sentenced to serve up to six years in prison. In Hole in My Life, this acclaimed author of over thirty books for young people confronts the period of struggle and confinement that marked the end of his own youth. (*shipping will be reduced on this lighter book) ; 8vo .

$8.55

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