Category: LITERARY BIOGRAPHIES, AUTOBIOGRAPHIES, MEMOIRS

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Letters Between Samuel Butler and Miss Savage

By: N/A

Price: $29.00

Publisher: UK, Jonathan Cape: 1935

Seller ID: 008877

Condition: Good-fair


380pp, spotting to compressed edge & throughout. Butler had known Eliza Savage for many a year before their relations turned from frosty to friendly - both were avid letter keepers & this collection focuses on their correspondence 1871 to 85, the year of her death. Butler based a character on her in The Way of all Flesh. View more info

NEVER HAVE YOUR DOG STUFFED Alan Alda

By: Alda Alan

Price: $13.00

Publisher: Arrow Books, London: 2007

Seller ID: 012018

ISBN: 0099493764

Condition: Good


The wry, genial attitude of the book is clearly Alda's own. You can feel his personality on the pages, He makes his story as appealing as a chat with an old frikend. A thoughtful and very enjoyable read. View more info

A LOVE AFFAIR WITH AUSTRALIAN LITERATURE, The Story of Tom Inglis Moore

By: Alexander Pacita and Perkins Elizabeth

Price: $25.00

Publisher: Ginninderra Press, Australia: 2004

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 006013

ISBN: 1740272552

Condition: New Book


"This is the story of Tom Inglis Moore, controversial crusader for Australian writers, himself a poet, journalist, teacher and scholar. It dispels longstanding myths about the teaching of Australian literature in Australia and speaks of friendships with literary legends including Miles Franklin and Mary Gilmore, Alan Marshall and Xavier Herbert. It traces Moore's life and influence from the farming country of Camden, south of Sydney, thence to England and the Unite... View more info

A LOVE AFFAIR WITH AUSTRALIAN LITERATURE, The Story of Tom Inglis Moore

By: Alexander Pacita and Perkins Elizabeth

Price: $25.00

Publisher: Ginninderra Press, Australia: 2004

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 010164

ISBN: 1740272552

Condition: New Book


"This is the story of Tom Inglis Moore, controversial crusader for Australian writers, himself a poet, journalist, teacher and scholar. It dispels longstanding myths about the teaching of Australian literature in Australia and speaks of friendships with literary legends including Miles Franklin and Mary Gilmore, Alan Marshall and Xavier Herbert. It traces Moore's life and influence from the farming country of Camden, south of Sydney, thence to England and the Unite... View more info

SIMONE DE BEAUVOIR A Biography

By: Bair Deirdre

Price: $16.00

Publisher: Vintage, London: 1991

Seller ID: 011949

ISBN: 0099800608

Condition: Good


A difinitive iography of one of the most influential figures of the twentieth century. During the last six years of her life, the philosopher, feminist, novelist and author of the landmark work, the Second sex, gave Deirdre Bair her unqualified co operation and time. In interviews she provided new insights and material that are central to understanding her life and work. View more info

Lewis Carroll A Biography

By: Bakewell Michael

Price: $24.00

Publisher: Heinemann - London: 1996

Edition: 1st Edition

Seller ID: 011991

ISBN: 0434045799

Condition: Good


In this biography Michael Bakewell explores the highly conmplex and often contradictory character of the Reverend Charles Lutwidge Dodgson, a man who was as strange and singular as any of the creations of his alter ego, Lewis Carroll. View more info

The Oxford Literary History of Australia

By: Bennett, Bruce & Strauss, Jennifer

Price: $30.00

Publisher: Melbourne, Oxford University Press: 1998

Seller ID: 013276

Condition: Excellent


The Oxford Literary History of Australia, well over the 500g mark & heading to 500pp. Key Features are: Sixteen leading cultural historians and literary critics from around Australia - Invaluable guide to major writings in all literary genres: poetry, drama, fiction, radio, film, and television - Entries recognise the diversity of Australian writing and its historical and political contexts - Two outstanding chapters on Aboriginal writing - Highly useful chronolo... View more info

MAURICE CHEVALIER The Authorised Biography

By: Bret David

Price: $14.00

Publisher: London, Robson Books: 2002

Edition: 1st Edition

Seller ID: 011993

ISBN: 1861054998

Condition: Good


David Bret tells the full, colourful story of Chevalier's extraordinary life and career. Bret evokes the early years of French music hall with finesse and describes the extraordinary collection of weird and wonderful stars that formed Chealier's first family. In all Bret does true justice this warm, generous professional artiste, thirty years after his death. View more info

WRITING DANGEROUSLY; MARY MCCARTHY AND HER WORLD

By: Brightman Carol

Price: $55.00

Publisher: Lime Tree, London: 1993

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 001998

ISBN: 0 413 45821 0

Condition: As New


As New Edition, uncut pages. Unclipped price. "Writing Dangerously is a rare and splendid achievement - a biography which is every bit as intelligent, vibrant, and earnestly engaged as its subject. Thanks to Carol Brightmen, Mary McCarthy lives to inspire and instruct a new generation of brave young women." Barbara Ehrenreich View more info

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Shakespeare

By: Burgess, Anthony

Price: $20.00

Publisher: London, Jonathan Cape: 1970

Seller ID: 011876

Condition: Excellent


272 crisp pp & a kilo to post. Like Burgess's early novel, Nothing Like the Sun: A Story of Shakespeare's Love-Life, this equally delightful factual treatment of what we know of the Bard combines Burgess's stimulating erudition and his well-informed imagination. The result is at once a speculative biography, a theatrical history, and a re-creation of the Elizabethan age. Whether a vivid retracing of the evolution Elizabethan theater, a bravura reconstruction of the fir... View more info

ELIZABETH DAVID

By: Chaney Lisa

Price: $32.00

Publisher: Macmillan: 1998

Edition: Reprint

Seller ID: 011229

ISBN: 0330367625

Condition: Very Good


484 pp, 2 photo sections, 900g for posting, gift inscription on title page. Very nice condition with clean pages and tight binding. Black and white photographs included. Book reviews have been very positive re this work > The book has the serious purpose and the sense of balance of the historian infused with sympathy and the warmth of admiration for what Ms David stood for and what she achieved . . . A remarkably rounded and convincing portrait.’ Guardian ‘Chaney w... View more info

ELIZABETH DAVID

By: Chaney Lisa

Price: $24.00

Publisher: Pan: 1999

Edition: Reprint

Seller ID: 011236

ISBN: 0330367625

Condition: Very Good


Really good condition, less than 500g for post, 482 clean pages and tight binding. Black and White photographs included. Book reviews have been very positive re this work > The book has the serious purpose and the sense of balance of the historian infused with sympathy and the warmth of admiration for what Ms David stood for and what she achieved . . . A remarkably rounded and convincing portrait.’ Guardian ‘Chaney writes particularly well throughout on the roots of... View more info

THE LETTERS OF JOHN CHEEVER

By: Cheever John Edited By Benjamin Cheever

Price: $15.00

Publisher: Simon & Schuster NY: 1988

Edition: 1st Edition

Seller ID: 011981

ISBN: 0671628739

Condition: Very Good


Novelist, short-story writer, winner of the National Book Award and the Pulitzer Prize, John Cheever is one of America's most significant literary figures. At his death in 1982 he left an enduring body of published work which both perfectly captures the lives of a class of men and women in the middle of the century, their aspirations and tribulations, their peccadillos as well as their graver sins and elevates those same lives to the transcendent level of myth. View more info

NANCY CUNARD

By: Chisholm Anne

Price: $16.00

Publisher: Sidgwick & Jackson, London: 1979

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 003750

ISBN: 0283983353

Condition: Good


Good condition. Clean pages and tight binding. No inscription. Clean, unmarked boards. Unclipped dustjacket. View more info

A WITHERED NOSEGAY: THREE COD PIECES

By: Coward Noel

Price: $25.00

Publisher: Methuen: 1984

Edition: First UK Edition

Seller ID: 006735

ISBN: 0413549607

Condition: Very Good


Very Good condition. The first in a series of three, consisting of ten comedic memoirs of unlikely royal personages, such as Donna Isabella Angelica Y'Bananas. View more info

MY SISTER, ISAK DINESEN

By: Dinesen Thomas

Price: $65.00

Publisher: Michael Joseph: 1974

Edition: First UK Edition

Seller ID: 006819

ISBN: 0718113608

Condition: Very Good


Very Good condition. A biography of Isak Dinesen by her brother, detailing their childhood and Isak's trials in Kenya with farming, and her late entry into authorship. View more info

THE ROAD TO TARA The Life of Margaret Mitchell the Author of Gone With The Wind

By: Edwards Anne

Price: $19.00

Publisher: Hodder & Stoughton, London: 1983

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 007761

ISBN: 03403234885

Condition: As New


Very good condition, small pen mark on inside fly, clean white pages, unclipped dust jacket. The biography of Margaret Mitchell by Anne Edwards and like previous biographies by Anne, is a compelling account of the problems of coping with fame. It also offers the fullest account yet of the traumas behind the making of the film of Margaret Mitchell's Novel, Gone With The Wind. View more info

THE MOTH AND THE CANDLE A Life of James Boswell

By: Finlayson Iain

Price: $30.00

Publisher: Constable London: 1984

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 007768

ISBN: 0094655405

Condition: As New


"In this delightfully witty and perceptive book, the author traces Boswell's career from student to traveller, dandy, would-be guards officer, rake and libertine, failed lawyer, journalist, propagandist and awful poet, laird, family man and friend of the famous." As New condition. View more info

OF PLACES AND POETRY

By: Fitzgerald Robert D.

Price: $15.00

Publisher: Australia, Univerisity of Queensland Press: 1976

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 002398

ISBN: 070221003X

Condition: Very Good


Robert Fitzgerald's recollections of his family origins in Ireland, his association with Australian literary figures, his time spent in France and his experiences as a surveyor in pre-war Fiji. View more info

MARY MCCARTHY

By: Gelderman Carol

Price: $25.00

Publisher: Sidgwick & Jackson, London: 1989

Edition: First British Edition

Seller ID: 001999

ISBN: 0 283 99797 4

Condition: Very Good


A well researched and presented account of Mary McCarthy life. View more info