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The Dancer Who Flew:  A Memoir of Rudolf Nureyev -by Linda Maybarduk -a Signed Copy ( Ballet ), Maybarduk, Linda (signed) ( Rudolf Nureyev related)
101 Maybarduk, Linda (signed) ( Rudolf Nureyev related)

The Dancer Who Flew: A Memoir of Rudolf Nureyev -by Linda Maybarduk -a Signed Copy ( Ballet )

Toronto, Ontario: Toronto, ON: Tundra Books, 1999, 1st Edition, First Printing
1999 0887764150 / 9780887764158
First Edition
Hard Cover
Near Fine (see description)

Near Fine (see description) Photo Cover
Signed
-----------hardcover, about 7.75 x 9.25 inches, a Near Fine copy in a Near Fine dustjacket, signed without a personalized inscription by Maybarduk, 180 pages, b&w photos, ---"Few ballet dancers have held the world’s attention like Rudolf Nureyev. Naturally talented and technically brilliant, Nureyev had a charisma that knocked the dancing world on its heels. This stunning book is a very personal glimpse of a unique artist through the eyes of a fellow dancer and friend. --Linda Maybarduk was a first soloist with the National Ballet of Canada, one of Nureyev’s favorite companies. She tells the story of her colleague, her mentor, and her dear friend from his late start as a ballet dancer, through his escape to the West and meteoric rise to fame, to the sad ending of his career, when his body, but never his spirit, was defeated by age and illness. Linda Maybarduk was born in New York City and raised in Orlando, Florida. Educated at the National Ballet School in Toronto, she was a first soloist with the company. When Nureyev became associated with the National Ballet of Canada, they danced together and grew to be close friends. Nureyev stayed with Maybarduk whenever he was in Toronto, her sons were as close as nephews, and her daughter was his godchild. Linda Maybarduk is now retired from dance and lives in Toronto with her husband and children --Complete with a glossary of ballet terms, a useful reading list, and index, this is a book for both those who dance, and those who wish they did."---, any image directly beside this listing is the actual book and not a generic photo
154352


Price: 10.57 CDN
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Every Day in Tuscany:  Seasons of an Italian Life -by Frances Mayes -a Signed Copy (sequel to Under the Tuscan Sun and Bella Tuscany ) ( Everyday ), Mayes, Frances (signed)
102 Mayes, Frances (signed)

Every Day in Tuscany: Seasons of an Italian Life -by Frances Mayes -a Signed Copy (sequel to Under the Tuscan Sun and Bella Tuscany ) ( Everyday )

New York, NY: N.Y. / New York: Broadway Books / Crown - Random Hose, 2010, 1st Edition, Later Printing
2010 0767929829 / 9780767929820
First Edition
Hard Cover
Near Fine (see description)

Near Fine (see description) Photo Cover
Signed
-----------hardcover, a Near Fine copy in a Near Fine dustjacket, signed without inscription by Mayes, ---"In this sequel to her New York Times bestsellers Under the Tuscan Sun and Bella Tuscany, the celebrated "bard of Tuscany" (New York Times) lyrically chronicles her continuing, two decades-long love affair with Tuscany's people, art, cuisine, and lifestyle. --Frances Mayes offers her readers a deeply personal memoir of her present-day life in Tuscany, encompassing both the changes she has experienced since Under the Tuscan Sun and Bella Tuscany appeared, and sensuous, evocative reflections on the timeless beauty and vivid pleasures of Italian life. Among the themes Mayes explores are how her experience of Tuscany dramatically expanded when she renovated and became a part-time resident of a 13th century house with a stone roof in the mountains above Cortona, how life in the mountains introduced her to a "wilder" side of Tuscany--and with it a lively engagement with Tuscany's mountain people. Throughout, she reveals the concrete joys of life in her adopted hill town, with particular attention to life in the piazza, the art of Luca Signorelli (Renaissance painter from Cortona), and the pastoral pleasures of feasting from her garden. Moving always toward a deeper engagement, Mayes writes of Tuscan icons that have become for her storehouses of memory, of crucible moments from which bigger ideas emerged, and of the writing life she has enjoyed in the room where Under the Tuscan Sun began. --With more on the pleasures of life at Bramasole, the delights and challenges of living in Italy day-to-day and favorite recipes, Every Day in Tuscany is a passionate and inviting account of the richness and complexity of Italian life"---, any image directly beside this listing is the actual book and not a generic photo
155129


Price: 13.23 CDN
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McCann's Shorts: True Tales of an Irish Immigrant -by Dermot McCann -a Signed Copy, McCann, Dermot (signed)
103 McCann, Dermot (signed)

McCann's Shorts: True Tales of an Irish Immigrant -by Dermot McCann -a Signed Copy

Canada: Canada: Self Published / Dermot McCann, 2013, 1st Edition, 2nd Printing
2013 0991784502 / 9780991784509
Later Printing of the first Edition
Soft Cover
Near Fine (see description)

Photo Cover
Signed
----------softcover, about 5.5 x 8.5 inches, a Near Fine copy, former owner's embossed stamp, signed without inscription by the author, 156 + 2 pages, ---"Born in Belfast, Northern Ireland, in 1950, McCann emigrated to Canada at the age of three, and made his home in Guelph, Ontario from 1955 to 1993. Since graduating from the University of Guelph in 1970, he’s made a living as a teacher, carpenter/contractor, artist and writer ---In the tradition of true Irish storytelling, McCann’s Shorts takes you by the hand and leads you on a nostalgic, often hilarious and sometimes tragic journey of one man through the second half of the 20th Century. Mother meets father in war-torn Belfast. Boys will be boys in small-town Ontario in the ’50s. Near misses and perfect endings. The foreshadowing—and numbing experience—of loss. This collection delivers them all, in an original and authentic voice informed by memory and a thousand verbal retellings"---, any image directly beside this listing is the actual book and not a generic photo
157879


Price: 26.53 CDN
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The Stream Runs Fast - My Own Story By Nellie McClung ( Autobiography ), McClung, Nellie L.
104 McClung, Nellie L.

The Stream Runs Fast - My Own Story By Nellie McClung ( Autobiography )

Toronto, Ontario: Toronto, ON: Thomas Allen, 1946, 1st Edition, 2nd Printing
1946 
First Edition
Hard Cover
Very Good (see description)

Good (see description) Uncredited Cover Art
Not Signed
-----------hardcover, a solid Very Good copy,some foxing to the endpapers, a tight, square copy, in a chipped and torn but generally intact attractive dustjacket, 1+ onch loss at base of spine of jacket, jacket is now in a hi-quality mylar protector, 316 pages, b&w frontispiece, any image directly beside this listing is the actual book and not a generic photo
156583


Price: 19.88 CDN
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105 McMullen, Jeanine

A Small Country Living ---with Wind in the Ash Tree ---with A Small Country Living Goes on -by Jeanine McMullen ---THREE VOLUMES / BOOKS

London, England / New York, N.Y.: London, UK / N.Y. / New York: George Allen and Unwin / Unwin Hyman / Norton editions, 1984, 1988, 1991, 1st Printing for all
1984 0393030393 / 9780393030396
First Edition
Hard Cover
Near Fine (see description)

Near Fine (see description) Various Cover Artists Including Photo Covers
Not Signed
----------3 volumes (ONE SHIPPING PRICE ), hardcovers, all are Near Fine copies in a Near Fine dustjackets, a wee bit of foxing to text block of the first SMALL COUNTRY book, 219, 205, and 262 pages, b&w illustrations, GOES is a US Norton edition, any image directly beside this listing is the actual book and not a generic photo
148889


Price: 22.54 CDN
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106 McVicar, Don

A Change of Wings ( sequel to Ferry Command )

England: Shrewsbury, UK: Airlife, 1984, 1st Edition, First Printing
1984 0906393426 / 9780906393420
First Edition
Hard Cover
Near Fine (see description)

Near Fine (see description) Lynn Williams ( L R )
Not Signed
----------hardcover, a Near Fine copy in a lightly rubbed Near Fine dustjacket, 178 pages, b&w illustrations, picks up where Ferry Command left off, recounts ythe final days of the ferrying operations and McVicar's time as a civilian pilot including his time as a bush pilot in the canadian north, any image directly beside this listing is the actual book and not a generic photo
149645


Price: 11.90 CDN
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The Second Death of George Mallory:  The Enigma and Spirit of Mount Everst -by Reinhold Messner ( 2nd )( Mt. ), Messner, Reinhold ( George Mallory related)
107 Messner, Reinhold ( George Mallory related)

The Second Death of George Mallory: The Enigma and Spirit of Mount Everst -by Reinhold Messner ( 2nd )( Mt. )

New York, NY: N.Y. / New York: St Martin's Press, 2001, 1st US Edition, First Printing
2001 0312268068 / 9780312268060
First Edition
Hard Cover
Near Fine (see description)

Near Fine (see description) Photo Cover
Not Signed
-----------hardcover, about 5.75w x 8.5h inches, a Near Fine copy in a Near Fine dustjacket, 205 pages, b&w photos, ---"As a boy, climbing legend Reinhold Messner was inspired by another legend: George Mallory’s tragic final ascent of Mount Everest in 1924. To Messner, and to thousands of others, Mallory’s attempt -whether or not it succeeded—remains the greatest exploit in the annals of mountain climbing. Though Mallory’s body was finally found, we have lost, Messner believes, the spirit that guided him; summiting Everest has become merely a corporate challenge and a matter of technology, not a rendezvous with destiny. Using the British climber’s journals and letters, Messner thrillingly re-creates Mallory’s three assaults on Everest, including his final ascent. Here is both an investigation into the death of George Mallory and a deeply felt homage -to a mountain, to the spirit of an age, and to the man who inspired those who followed in his footsteps."---, any image directly beside this listing is the actual book and not a generic photo
159211


Price: 11.90 CDN
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JACK KEROUAC:  A Portrait - King of the Beats ---by Barry Miles ( Beat Generation / Literature / Biography ), Miles, Barry ( Jack Kerouac related)
108 Miles, Barry ( Jack Kerouac related)

JACK KEROUAC: A Portrait - King of the Beats ---by Barry Miles ( Beat Generation / Literature / Biography )

London, England: London, UK: Virgin Publishing, 1998, 1st Edition, First Printing
1998 1852276088 / 9781852276089
First Edition
Hard Cover
Near Fine (see description)

Near Fine (see description) Photo Cover
Not Signed
-----------hardcover, about 6.25 x 9.5 inches, a Near Fine copy in a lightly rubbed Near Fine dustjacket with a bit of crinkling at lower spine tip, 332 pages, ---"Meticulously researched, this is a compelling exploration of the complex man and extraordinary writer whose creative mishmash of joyous incoherence, drug-induced ecstasy, genuine mysticism, and constant craving has persuaded so many to take to the road. In conformist 1950s America, Jack Kerouac's On the Road was greeted with both delirium and dismay. For his generation, he and the universe he created symbolized freedom. He identified the living pulse of America in jazz clubs and fast cars, and found vibrancy in hobos hopping freight cars and traveling the highways. In his hunt for the big experience and his longing for greatness, Kerouac has inspired each successive generation. He is now an icon, an image, an attitude, forever personifying "the mad ones, the ones who are mad to live, mad to be saved, desirous of everything at the same time." This candid biography reveals a man full of contradictions, rarely at peace with himself."---, any image directly beside this listing is the actual book and not a generic photo
155076


Price: 13.23 CDN
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Bare Faced Messiah:  The True Story of L Ron Hubbard ( Scientology related), Miller, Russell ( L Ron Hubbard related)
109 Miller, Russell ( L Ron Hubbard related)

Bare Faced Messiah: The True Story of L Ron Hubbard ( Scientology related)

Toronto, Ontario: Toronto, ON: Key Porter, 1987, 1st edition, First Printing
1987 1550130277 / 9781550130270
First Edition
Hard Cover
Near Fine (see description)

Near Fine (see description) Photo Cover
Not Signed
-----------hardcover, a Near Fine copy in a lightly rubbed Near Fine dustjacket, --- 390 pages, b&w photographs, ----from wikipedia---"Bare-faced Messiah: The True Story of L. Ron Hubbard is a posthumous biography of Scientology founder L. Ron Hubbard by British journalist Russell Miller. The book takes a critical perspective, challenging the official account of Hubbard's life and work promoted by the Church of Scientology. It quotes extensively from official documents acquired using the Freedom of Information Act and from Hubbard's personal papers that were obtained via a defector. The Church of Scientology was accused of organising a smear and harassment campaign against Miller and his publisher, and these accusations were strengthened by a leak of internal documents to the press. The Church strenuously denied this accusation and a private investigator involved in smearing Miller denied that the Church was his client. Hubbard's followers attempted to prevent the book's publication in court, resulting in cases that reached the Supreme Court of the United States, the Court of Appeal of England and Wales and the Federal Court of Canada. The Supreme Court's decision denying fair use protection for the book set a precedent favouring copyright protection of unpublished material over biographers' freedom of speech. Courts in the UK and Canada took an opposite view, allowing publication of Bare-Faced Messiah in the public interest. Reviews of the book have been broadly positive, praising Miller's research but in some cases criticising the book for failing to explain Hubbard's success. Reviewers are divided over whether to interpret the book as a polemical attack on Hubbard or a neutral work which leaves conclusions to the reader."---, any image directly beside this listing is the actual book and not a generic photo
159979


Price: 19.88 CDN
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110 Milne, Courtney (signed); Text By W O Mitchell (tipped-in signature), Selected By Orm and Barbara Mitchell

W O Mitchell COUNTRY -by Courtney Milne -a Signed Copy

Toronto, Ontario: Toronto, ON: McClelland and Stewart ( M&S ), 1999, 1st Edition, First Printing
1999 0771061064 / 9780771061066
First Edition
Hard Cover
Near Fine (see description)

Near Fine (see description) Photo Cover
Signed
----------hardcover, about 10.75 x 11.75 inches, a Near Fine copy in a Near Fine dustjacket, remainder mark, lower corners are bumped, signed by Courtney Milne, there is also a tipped-in W O MITCHELL signature, 231 pages, colour photos throughout, photos from the prairies and western life with passages and writings from WOM, overseas shipping (outside of Canada and the USA ) will require additional postage,, any image directly beside this listing is the actual book and not a generic photo
153756


Price: 26.53 CDN
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Wild Goose Jack:  Jack Miner's Autobiography - His Life and Religion, Miner, Jack ( Wild Goose Jack ), Preface By Manly Forest Miner , Contribution By John B Kennedy (taken from Collier's Magazine, December 3rd, 1927 ), Contribution By John F McGovern, Edgar A Guest; H R Wade; Boss Johnston, et al
111 Miner, Jack ( Wild Goose Jack ), Preface By Manly Forest Miner , Contribution By John B Kennedy (taken from Collier's Magazine, December 3rd, 1927 ), Contribution By John F McGovern, Edgar A Guest; H R Wade; Boss Johnston, et al

Wild Goose Jack: Jack Miner's Autobiography - His Life and Religion

Ontario: Kingsville, ON.: Jack Miner Migratory Bird Foundation, 1969, 1st Edition, First Printing
1969 
First Edition
Hard Cover
Very Good+ ( see Description )

Very Good (see description) Photo Cover
Not Signed
----------hardcover, a Very Good+ copy with light wear and ever so slighly bumped lower corners, ink name and address on front blank endpaper, in a lightly rubbed Very Good dustjacket, 304 pages, b&w photos, any image directly beside this listing is the actual book and not a generic photo
143273


Price: 14.56 CDN
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Late Booking: My First Twenty-Five Years in the Secondhand Book Trade -by Paul Minet ( 25 )( Bookseller Memoir ), Minet, Paul
112 Minet, Paul

Late Booking: My First Twenty-Five Years in the Secondhand Book Trade -by Paul Minet ( 25 )( Bookseller Memoir )

England: Old Knowle, Frant, UK: Frantic Press, 1989, 1st Edition, First Printing
1989 
First Edition
Hard Cover
Near Fine (see description)

Near Fine (see description) Text Cover
Not Signed
-----------hardcover, about 6.25 x 8.75 inches, a Near Fine copy in a Near Fine dustjacket, former owner's bookplate on front blank endpaper, 199 pages, any image directly beside this listing is the actual book and not a generic photo
157030


Price: 26.53 CDN
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113 Morgan, Ivan Clifford as Told to His Daughter Mary Morgan McKnight (signed)

Stories of My Life By Ivan Clifford Morgan as Told to His Daughter Mary Morgan McKnight (signed)

Victoria, British Columbia: Victoria, BC: Trafford Publishing, 2004, 1st Edition, 3rd Printings
2004 1412031095 / 9781412031097
Later Printing of the first Edition
Soft Cover
Near Fine (see description)

Photo Cover
Signed
------------trade paperback, a Near Fine copy, signed and inscribed by McKnight who may have also signed her father's name as the handwriting for both names is very similar (altho' it could be signed by Ivan ), 179 pages, b&w photos, ---"Stories of My Life: Ivan Clifford Morgan is a collection of fascinating remembrances chronicling 91 years of a life well lived. Recounting the sometimes harrowing history of his first ancestor in Canada. pioneer, John Matthews, Ivan Morgan relives childhood adventures from Ontario to Saskatchewan, ushers skeletons out of the closet, reveals historic, heart rendering glimpses of World War II, and even provides recipes from "Ivan, the cook!" His vignettes run the gamut, from romantic to humorous to inspiring, with true tales of mystery, invention, spiritual insight, tragedy and triumph. From these autobiographical scenes of the 20th Century life, a picture emerges of a remarkable man through brushstrokes of youth, marriage, family, a distinguished public service career in ministry and education, and a productive retirement. Woven into these pages are the threads of a generous life of a man who loved greatly, and was greatly loved."---, any image directly beside this listing is the actual book and not a generic photo
149126


Price: 14.56 CDN
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Eastern Passage -by Farley Mowat, Mowat, Farley
114 Mowat, Farley

Eastern Passage -by Farley Mowat

Toronto, Ontario: Toronto, ON: McClelland and Stewart ( M&S ), 2010, 1st Edition, First Printing
2010 0771064918 / 9780771064913
First Edition
Hard Cover
Near Fine (see description)

Near Fine (see description) C S Richardson Cover Design
Not Signed
----------hardcover, a Near Fine copy, in a Near Fine dustjacket, 210 pages, ---"Eastern Passage is a new and captivating piece of the puzzle of Farley Mowat’s life: the years from his return from the north in the late 1940s to his discovery of Newfoundland and his love affair with the sea in the 1950s. This was a time in which he wrote his first books and weathered his first storms of controversy, a time when he was discovering himself through experiences that, as he writes, "go to the heart of who and what I was" during his formative years as a writer and activist. In the 1950s, with his career taking off but his first marriage troubled, Farley Mowat buys a piece of land northwest of Toronto and attempts to settle down. His accounts of building his home are by turns hilarious and affecting, while the insights into his early work and his relationship with his publishers offer a rare glimpse into the inner workings of a writer’s career. But in the end, his restless soul could not be pinned to one place, and when his father offered him a chance to sail down the St. Lawrence, he jumped at it, not realizing that his journey would bring him face to face with one of Canada’s more shocking secrets – one most of us still don’t know today. This horrific incident, recalling as it did the lingering aftermath of war, and from which it took the area decades to recover, would forge the final tempering of Mowat as the activist we know today. Farley Mowat grows wiser and more courageous with each passing year, and Eastern Passage is a funny, astute, and moving book that reveals that there is more yet to this fascinating and beloved figure than we think we know."---, any image directly beside this listing is the actual book and not a generic photo
153735


Price: 14.56 CDN
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115 Mowat, Farley (signed)

My Father's Son: Memories of War and Peace ---a Signed Copy ( follows And No Birds Sang --- Farley Mowat's war experiences )

Toronto, Ontario: Toronto, ON: Key Porter Books, 1992, 1st Edition, 2nd Printing
1992 1550134302 / 9781550134308
Later Printing of the first Edition
Hard Cover
Near Fine (see description)

Near Fine (see description) Photo Cover
Signed
----------hard cover, Near Fine, in a Near Fine dust jacket, many people mistake the signature on the second front blank page as actually being Mowat's signature BUT it is not his signature ----however this copy has been SIGNED and inscribed by Mowat on the title page, 340 pages, b&w photos, ---"It was an era of hope, heroism, and upheaval, a time of tragedy and unexpected humor. Now, through an extraordinary series of original letters exchanged with his parents, along with a connecting narrative, Farley Mowat brings those pivotal World War II years back to life, re-creating his own experiences as a member of the First Canadian Infantry--a division that fought its way up the Italian "boot" in a series of savage and bloody battles.This continuation of the story related in And No Birds Sang is perhaps Farley Mowat's most personal work to date. My Father's Son is not only a remarkable evocation of a bygone era of innocence and idealism but also a testament to family loyalty and affection--a record of the enduring love between a father and a son."---, any image directly beside this listing is the actual book and not a generic photo
150562


Price: 23.87 CDN
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116 Munro, Sheila ( Alice Munro related)

Lives of Mothers and Daughters: Growing Up with Alice Munro ---by Sheila Munro

Toronto, Ontario: Toronto, ON: McClelland and Stewart ( M&S ), 2001, 1st Edition, First Printing
2001 0771066694 / 9780771066696
First Edition
Hard Cover
Near Fine (see description)

Near Fine (see description) Photo Cover
Not Signed
----------hardcover, a Near Fine copy in a Near Fine dustjacket, 272 pages, b&w photos throughout, ---"Sheila Munro is the daughter of one of the world’s most admired fiction writers: Alice Munro, three-time winner of Canada’s prestigious Governor General’s Award. In Lives of Mothers and Daughters, she reveals what it was like to grow up with a mother of such tremendous renown. At the core of the book lies a loving and intimate biography of Alice, presented as only a daughter can. Sheila traces the story back to her ancestors, who left Scotland in the early 19th century, before telling of Alice’s birth in 1931, her youth growing up on an Ontario farm, and her two marriages, and two grandchildren—Sheila’s own children. ---Sheila has a tale to tell that’s her own as well, involving her writerly aspirations and her efforts to forge a unique path while following in her mother’s footsteps. And so, from her perspective as both an author and a mother, Sheila writes frankly about her mother and her mother’s writing. The legions of devoted Alice Munro fans will glimpse real-life settings, situations and characters that have worked their way into her fiction as Sheila offers a behind-the-scenes tour (replete with Munro family snapshots) of the inspirations for the tales Munro fans know and love"---, any image directly beside this listing is the actual book and not a generic photo
160195


Price: 39.83 CDN
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117 Murray, Anne (signed) with Michael Posner

ANNE MURRAY: All of Me ---a signed Copy

Toronto, Ontario: Toronto, ON: Random House Canada, 2009, 1st Edition, First Printing
2009 0307398447 / 9780307398444
First Edition
Hard Cover
Very Fine (see description)

Very Fine (see description) Photo Cover
Signed
-----------hardcover, an unread Very Fine copy in a Very Fine dustjacket, signed WITHOUT INSCRIPTION by Anne Murray on the title page, 344 pages, b&w and colour photographs, "In this revealing autobiography, Canada’s first lady of song, for the first time, tells the whole story of her astonishing 40-year career in show biz. It is a candid retrospective of the extraordinary success achieved, and the prices that had to be paid. ---"After ‘Snowbird’ hit, I was swept up like Dorothy in The Wizard of Oz, and catapulted into a strange new universe. If I thought for a moment that I was really in control of events, I was deluded." ---An unflinching self-portrait of Canada’s first great female recording artist, All of Me documents the life of Anne Murray, from her humble origins in the tragedy-plagued coal-mining town of Springhill, Nova Scotia, to her arrival on the world stage. Anne recounts her story: the battles with her record companies over singles and albums; the struggle with drug- and alcohol-ridden band members; the terrible guilt and loneliness of being away from her two young children; her divorce from the man who helped launch her career, Bill Langstroth; and the deaths of two of her closest confidantes. The result is a must-read autobiography by Canada’s beloved songbird. any image directly beside this listing is the actual book and not a generic photo
153393


Price: 15.89 CDN
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118 Nadel, Ira B (Leonard Cohen related)

Various Positions : A Life of Leonard Cohen ---by Ira B Nadel ( Biography )

Mississauga, Ontario: Mississauga, ON: Random House of Canada, Limited, 1996, 1st Edition, First Printing
1996 0394224132 / 9780394224138
First Edition
Hard Cover
Near Fine (see description)

Very Good+ (see description) Photo Cover
Not Signed
-----------hardcover, a Near Fine copy in a Very Good+ glassine dustjacket, a bit of light rubbing to glassine jacket, 325 pages, b&w photos, ---"For nearly forty years, Leonard Cohen has endured the ups and downs of an international career that has alternately identified him as the 'Prince of Bummers' and Canada's best known and most respected poet and performer ---Given access to Cohen's private archive of unpublished letters, journals, notebooks, songs, and other writings, and incorporating interviews with Cohen and his closest friends and colleagues, Ira Nadel gives us a meticulously detailed and insightful portrait of this singular artist"---, any image directly beside this listing is the actual book and not a generic photo.
152089


Price: 13.23 CDN
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119 Nadel, Ira B, with a New Afterword by the author (Leonard Cohen related)

Various Positions : A Life of Leonard Cohen, with a New Afterword by the author ---by Ira B Nadel ( Biography )

Toronto, Ontario: Toronto, ON: Vintage Canada / Random House, 1997, 1st Softcover Edition, 2nd Printing
1997 0679308849 / 9780679308843
First Edition
Soft Cover
Near Fine (see description)

Photo Cover
Not Signed
-----------trade paperback, a Near Fine copy with a bit of light rubbing, 336 pages, b&w photos, ---"For nearly forty years, Leonard Cohen has endured the ups and downs of an international career that has alternately identified him as the 'Prince of Bummers' and Canada's best known and most respected poet and performer ---Given access to Cohen's private archive of unpublished letters, journals, notebooks, songs, and other writings, and incorporating interviews with Cohen and his closest friends and colleagues, Ira Nadel gives us a meticulously detailed and insightful portrait of this singular artist"---, any image directly beside this listing is the actual book and not a generic photo.
151307


Price: 11.90 CDN
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120 Newlands, Monica (signed)

Beyond the Trees: An Arctic Experience -by Monica Newlands -a Signed Copy

Cambridgeshire: Melrose Books, 2010, 1st Edition, 1st Printing
2010 1907040099 / 9781907040092
First Edition
Soft Cover
Near Fine

Photo Cover
Signed
-----------trade paperback, a Near Fine copy, signed by the author, 145 pages, b&w photos, ---" Monica Newlands was born Monica Scott in Barbados and has lived, studied, and worked in Quebec, the Canadian Arctic, Newfoundland, Uganda, Kenya and Australia. She holds B.Sc. and M.Sc. degrees from McGill University and a B.Ed. degree from Memorial University in Newfoundland. She taught for many years at Combermere School in Barbados. She is currently the owner of a successful floristry business Quality FlowersA" in Barbados, which she and a partner founded when they both retired early from teaching. While this is her first published book, she has manuscripts in progress about her times in Africa and children's stories which she read to her own children. ---Beyond the Trees: An Arctic Experience relates the experiences Monica, who goes from the Caribbean to Canada to attend McGill University. There she meets an Austrian, Erich, also a student and despite the differences in age, culture and language, they fall in love. This is in the 1960s when racial tensions are high in America and inter-racial marriages are uncommon. However, the pair forges ahead with a romance that overcomes prejudice, anger and discrimination, and they are married. Upon graduation Erich takes a job in the North West Territories as the Chief Social Worker and the family, which now includes a toddler and another baby in the womb, moves to Frobisher Bay, just 250 miles south of the Arctic Circle. The backdrop of the frozen northern landscape, so different and in such a contrast to the lush Caribbean landscape of blue seas, sky and hot temperatures, makes Monica stressed and consequently the marriage heads towards breaking point. This story captures the rhythms of daily life of a young Caribbean woman and other southerners in the remote Arctic community, the adventures, challenges, and humorous anecdotes which come with life in such circumstances."---, any image directly beside this listing is the actual book and not a generic photo
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