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Churchill in his Time

By: Gardner, Brian

Price: £7.50

Publisher: London, Methuen: 1968

Edition: first edition

Seller ID: 4394

Condition: Good +++


Hardback, 8vo red cloth boards, gilt titles, first edition, xvi prelims, 349pp. plus index, Photographic illustrations. Good +++/Good. Spine bumped, light foxing to top of block, pages clean and unmarked. Dustwrapper (now protected) has shelfwear along top and bottom, with chipping and two small tears. Seeking out the truth behind the legend of Churchill as unchallenged war leader and embodiment of Britain. Catalogue: Churchill. Keywords: Gardner, Churchill, war View more info

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In The Footsteps of Churchill

By: Holmes, Richard

Price: £8.00

Publisher: London, BBC Books: 2005

Edition: first edition

Seller ID: 4389

Condition: Very Good


Hardback, 8vo black cloth boards, silver gilt titles, first edition, 351pp. plus index, Photographic illustrations. Very Good/Very Good. Spine a little bumped, top of block a little dusty. Dustwrapper has a little shelfwear, with 1 cm scratch/tear to top of front by spine. BBC series tie-in book on the life of Churchill. Catalogue: Churchill. Keywords: Churchill, BBC, Omdurman, war View more info

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Atlantic Meeting - An Account of Mr. Churchill's Voyage in H.M.S. Prince of Wales, in August 1941, and the Conference with President Roosevelt which resulted in the Atlantic Charter

By: Morton, H.V.

Price: £5.00

Publisher: London, Methuen: 1943

Edition: second edition

Seller ID: 4392

Condition: Fair


Hardback, 8vo green cloth boards, gilt titles, second edition, 160pp. plus index, Photographic illustrations. Fair/Fair. Wartime production. Spine and boards bumped and faded at edges. Block edges foxed, but pages clean and unmarked. Dustwrapper (now protected) is a little darkened, with shelfwear, chipping and some small loss to corners, and top of spine. Second 1943 edition of account of a significant episode of WW2, recalled by a writer who travelled with Churchill ... View more info

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Lock Up the Swings on Sundays

By: Smith, Sir Alex

Price: £8.50

Publisher: Crook Town, Durham, The Memoir Club: 1998

Edition: first edition

Seller ID: 3193

Condition: Near Fine


Hardback, 8vo dark blue cloth boards, gilt titles, first edition, xii prelims, 455pp. plus appendix/appendicies, Photographic illustrations. Near Fine/Very Good. Book is near fine. Dustwrapper is bumped at base of spine and has been handled maybe once or twice else near fine. The memoirs of an eminent man of industry and education, who rose from humble Scottish origins through War service to the heights of the British educational establishment. Catalogue: Biography. K... View more info

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The Fine and the Wicked - The Life & Times of Ouida

By: Stirling, Monica

Price: £9.00

Publisher: London, Victor Gollancz: 1957

Edition: first edition

Inscription: Owners inscription

Seller ID: 2356

Condition: Good +


Hardback, 8vo red cloth boards, gilt titles, first edition, 223pp. plus index, Photographic illustrations. Good +/Good. Owners inscription. Ends of spine bumped and faded. Differential fading to endpapers. Block beginning to detach from spine. Block edges dusted. Dustwrapper is worn and discoloured, with some chipping to edges, and single tear to top of back cover. An intriguing biography of a woman born in England in 1839 of a French father, and who became a London s... View more info

A Chance to Live

By: Tavistock, Marchioness ; Levin, Angela

Price: £5.00

Publisher: London, Headline: 1991

Edition: first edition

Inscription: Owners inscription

Seller ID: 6486

Condition: Good +++


Hardback, 8vo black cloth boards, gilt titles, first edition, x prelims, 214+pp. Photographic illustrations. Good +++/Good +++. Owners inscription. Book has been read perhaps once. Top edge of block dusty, otherwise very good. Dustwrapper has only minimal wear with one line inscription to rear. Inspirational story of how the author's husband, the Marquess of Tavistock, suffered a terrible stroke at the age of 48, and how he achieved a remarkable recovery with the help ... View more info