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Marilyn Monroe Confidential ( Biography )( b&w photos as well a a 2-PAGE Color Fold-out of Tom Kelly Nude [ Playboy ] Photo of MM ), Pepitone, Lena; William Stadiem
121 Pepitone, Lena; William Stadiem

Marilyn Monroe Confidential ( Biography )( b&w photos as well a a 2-PAGE Color Fold-out of Tom Kelly Nude [ Playboy ] Photo of MM )

New York, NY: N.Y / New York: Pocket Books / Kangaroo Book, 1980, 1st Paperback Edition, First Printing ( Canadian Imprint )
1980 0671830384 / 9780671830380
First Paperback Edition
Soft Cover
Very Good (see description)

Uncredited Cover Art
Not Signed
----------paperback, a Very Good example, a bit of light rubbing, spine crease, a bit of age toning to paper, 223 pages, b&w photos as well as a two page colour fold-out of one of the Tom Kelly nude photos of Marilyn on the dark red satin backdrop, this is a canadian imprint which for all intents is identical to the US edition, any image directly beside this listing is the actual book and not a generic photo
161627


Price: 10.57 CDN
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James Tiptree Jr:  The Double Life of Alice Sheldon -by Julie Phillips ( Biography ), Phillips, Julie ( James Tiptree Jr / Alice sheldon related)
122 Phillips, Julie ( James Tiptree Jr / Alice sheldon related)

James Tiptree Jr: The Double Life of Alice Sheldon -by Julie Phillips ( Biography )

New York, NY: N.Y. / New York: Picador / St Martin's Press, 2007, 1st Printing
2007 0312426941 / 9780312426941
First Edition
Soft Cover
Near Fine (see desciption)

Photo Cover
Not Signed
-----------trade paperback, about 5.5w x 8.5h inches, a Near Fine example, looks and feels like it is unread, no writing in the book, a sharp copy, 545 pages, b&w photos, any image directly beside this listing is the actual book and not a generic photo
161493


Price: 13.23 CDN
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By the Way ---by Gordon Pinsent -a Signed Copy ( Autobiography / Biography )( Canadian Actor ), Pinsent, Gordon (signed)
123 Pinsent, Gordon (signed)

By the Way ---by Gordon Pinsent -a Signed Copy ( Autobiography / Biography )( Canadian Actor )

Toronto, Ontario: Toronto, ON: Stoddart, 1992, 1st Edition, First Printing
1992 0773726470 / 9780773726475
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, ink name on front blank endpaper, signed without inscription by Mr Pinsent, 264 pages, b&w photos, any image directly beside this listing is the actual book and not a generic photo
155904


Price: 19.88 CDN
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124 Pollock, John

Gordon: The Man Behind the Legend -by John Pollock ( Chinese Gordon, Gordon Pasha, and Gordon of Khartoum / Governor-General of the Sudan )( Charles )

London, England: London, UK: Constable, 1993, 1st Edition, First Printing
1993 0094685606 / 9780094685604
First Edition
Hard Cover
Near Fine (see description)

Near Fine (see description) Val Prinsep Cover Art
Not Signed
-----------hardcover, a Near Fine copy in a Near Fine price clipped dustjacket, small nick at upper spine tip, 373 pages, b&w photos, ---" This biography is the story of General Charles Gordon - his exploits in the Crimean War, his secondment to the Chinese government to defeat the Boxer rebels, his care of street boys in Gravesend, his rule in Sudan and persecution of the slave trade and, finally, his death in 1885 trying to save the people of Khartoum from fire and sword - remains one of the great sagas of the 19th century. The author has used extensive manuscript sources to reveal the zeal of Gordon, telling his story from an objective viewpoint. After Gordon's death the legend grew of the perfect hero. Then, a second legend grew - of the tarnished hero, the secret drinker, perhaps something worse. This has dominated and distorted his biographies. This book rehabilitates the reputation of one of Victorian England's great heroes, and places the man's Christian faith at the heart of his life."---, any image directly beside this listing is the actual book and not a generic photo
151080


Price: 14.56 CDN
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Paris Was Our Mistress:  Memoirs of a Lost and Found Generation -by Samuel Putnam, Putnam, Samuel
125 Putnam, Samuel

Paris Was Our Mistress: Memoirs of a Lost and Found Generation -by Samuel Putnam

London, England: London, UK: Plantin Publishers, 1987, 1st Edition Thus , First Printing
1987 1870495020 / 9781870495028
First Edition
Soft Cover
Very Good+ ( see Description )

Photo Cover
Not Signed
----------trade paperback, about 5.5 x 9 inches, a Very Good+ copy with a bit light wear and rubbing, a tight square copy, 264 pages, ---"Paris between the two world wars provided the setting for as fabulous a group of artists, poets and writers, of geniuses and charlatans, as ever lived in the same city at the same time. For dozens of Americans and others, these were the years of exile. Today many of their names are very much a part of our literary and artistic heritage, so what was it that made them exiles; what were the goals they sought; what sort of people were they and what kind of times produced them? Here is their story, written by an observant and witty member of the group who returned home to America in 1933 after a decade in Europe, seven years of which were spent in Paris. It gives the picture, too, of what happened after exile, what made those who did return return and what they brought with them. Among the exiles who walk these pages are Gertrude Stein, Ezra Pound, Elliot Paul and John Dos Passos. "---, and also Ernest Hemingway and Morley callaghan as well as a host of other literary luminaries, any image directly beside this listing is the actual book and not a generic photo
156054


Price: 23.87 CDN
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126 Puxley, Mary; Edited By Molly Titus (signed)

Letters from India, 1932 - 1945 Mary Puxley, Edited By Molly Titus (signed)

Nova Scotia: Lockeport, NS: Community Books, 2009, 1st Edition, First Printing
2009 1896496687 / 9781896496689
First Edition
Soft Cover
Near Fine (see description)

Photo Cover
Signed
-----------softcover, about 6 x 9 inches, a Near Fine copy, signed by Titus without inscription, 208 pages, b&w photos, ---Mary Robertson Sedgewick marries Jimmy (H.L.) Puxley in Toronto in 1932, a week after her 20th birthday, and heads to India, where she lives and writes letters for the next 13 years. In these letters she introduces us to Ronald, Joyce, Gladys, Betty and Reg, as well as Tula Ram, Hira, Ayah, and Mahaj; and to Aryan Samajists, rajahs, the low caste and the wealthy, big game hunters, professors, Indian civil servants, and intrepid women. She takes us from the dusty plains to the waterfalls and heights of the Himalayas; from the city of Agra to the “excitement of real jungle.” --An encounter with German sailors from a cruiser in Bombay, Chamberlain’s infamous speech on the wireless, and English relatives plastering the nursery fireplace against a gas attack foreshadow the upheaval to come. With the words “don’t worry” to her mother (and perhaps to herself), Mary downplays the anti-imperial ferment and the very real possibility of a Japanese invasion of India. Set against a backdrop of momentous world events, the letters — vivid, perceptive, compassionate, witty and informative — draw the reader into a world which remains forever fascinating. --Although we hear Jimmy’s voice in one or two of his surviving letters, most of the Letters from India are Mary’s. Many characters turn up on their pages, not the least of which is Mary, the letter writer herself. The letters have been selected and edited by Mary and Jimmy’s daughter, Molly Titus., any image directly beside this listing is the actual book and not a generic photo
151822


Price: 19.88 CDN
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127 Reisfeld, Scott; Robert Dance / Rizzoli Books ( Greta Garbo )

GARBO: Portraits from Her Private Collection ( Greta Garbo - B&W Photographs )

New York, NY: N.Y. / New York: Rizzoli, 2005, 1st Edition, 2nd Printing
2005 0847827240 / 9780847827244
Later Printing of the first Edition
Hard Cover
Near Fine (see description)

Near Fine (see description) Photo Cover
Not Signed
------------hardcover, about 9 x 13 inches, a Near Fine copy, in a Near Fine dustjacket, faint small crease on front flap, a bit of light rubbing to the jacket, 255 pages, packed with b&w/two-tone photographs, a lovely collection of photographs for one of the most enigmatic movie stars -even today, ---" Famously elusive, Greta Garbo only had her picture taken when a contract required it. She shunned publicity, kept her private life a secret, and rejected the spotlight. Though ambivalent about fame and her public image, Garbo saved all of her favorite portraits, carefully archiving original prints by Clarence Sinclair Bull, Arnold Genthe, Ruth Harriet Louise, Edward Steichen, and Cecil Beaton, among others. Published here for the first time are these portraits–impeccably reproduced in tritone, one more beautiful than the next. In addition, the book features family pictures, candid photographs, and letters previously viewed only by her closest friends and relatives. --Scott Reisfield provides an intimate portrait of his great aunt, spanning well beyond her career in the public eye–from the earliest days in Sweden when she would sneak through the back door of the theater to see actors rehearse, to her later years in New York when she traveled exclusively through back entrances, side doors, and secret elevators. --Co-author Robert Dance’s essay traces the evolution of the image of Garbo–from the ingénue of her first publicity shots to the icon that she became–while an illustrated film production history documents all the still photography and portraiture of her entire career. --Long treasured by her immediate family alone, this collection of photographs, and the essays that accompany them, form a spectacular tribute to Garbo, the woman and the myth, on the eve of her centennial. "---, , any image directly beside this listing is the actual book and not a generic photo
151628


Price: 14.56 CDN
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Hope is Our Deliverance:  Aeltester Jakob Aron Rempel - The Tragic Experience of a Mennonite Leader and His Family in Stalin's Russia, Rempel, Alexander and Amalie Enns
128 Rempel, Alexander and Amalie Enns

Hope is Our Deliverance: Aeltester Jakob Aron Rempel - The Tragic Experience of a Mennonite Leader and His Family in Stalin's Russia

Kitchener, Ontario: Kitchener, On: Amalie Enns / Pandora Press, 2005, 1st edition, First Printing
2005 
First Edition
Soft Cover
Very Good+ ( see Description )

Photo Cover
Not Signed
-----------large (quarto) softcover, a solid Very Good+ copy, a bit of light wear, b&w photos, 321 pages, contents include: Preface; Introduction; BIOGRAPHY - Childhood and Youth; Early School Days; Student Days in Switzerland; Jakob as Teacher and Professor; Election as Aeltester; Work in the Church; Family Life in Gruenfeld; Ministry to the Mennonite Community at Large; Mennonite World Conference 1925; The Task Resumed; A Change in Direction; Arrest and Exile; The Family in Zentral; Reunion; Escape; Attempt to Escape the Soviet Union; Father and Son; Tashanzo; Einlage; Ak Metcher; Arrest in Khiva; Communication from Jakob; Escalating International Tensions; German Occupation; Christmas of 1944; On the Island of Rugen; Escape to the west; Epilogue; Letters written in exile, any image directly beside this listing is the actual book and not a generic photo
141691


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Gabrielle Roy:  A Life ---by Francois Ricard ( Biography / Canadian Literature ), Ricard, Francois (signed ? ); Translated By Patricia Claxton ( SIGNED ) ( Gabrielle Roy related)
129 Ricard, Francois (signed ? ); Translated By Patricia Claxton ( SIGNED ) ( Gabrielle Roy related)

Gabrielle Roy: A Life ---by Francois Ricard ( Biography / Canadian Literature )

Toronto, Ontario: Toronto, ON: McClelland and Stewart ( M&S ), 1999, 1st Edition (in English ), First Printing
1999 0771074514 / 9780771074516
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, looks close to new and may actually be unread, signed by Claxton, as well this may be signed by Ricard as there is a second signature in a different pen and style which is difficult to make out (if you squint and turn out the lights and hide in a closet I can kinda see the signature as being by Ricard ), 600 pages, b&w photos, ---"Despite the popularity and critical success Gabrielle Roy found as a writer, she lived a life often touched by sadness. In this definitive account of her life, François Ricard draws a penetrating and eloquent portrait that does full honour to his extraordinary subject."---, any image directly beside this listing is the actual book and not a generic photo..
155141


Price: 26.53 CDN
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This Year in Jerusalem ---by Mordecai Richler -a Signed Copy, Richler, Mordecai (signed),
130 Richler, Mordecai (signed),

This Year in Jerusalem ---by Mordecai Richler -a Signed Copy

Toronto, Ontario: Toronto, ON: Knopf Canada, 1994, 1st edition, First Printing
1994 0394280555 / 9780394280554
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 Richler on the half title page, a nice clear signature, 292 pages, ---Part autobiography, part history, part political commentary - and quintessentially Richler -THIS YEAR IN JERUSALEM is irreverent, illuminating, and provocative. A personal, often hilariously funny memoir about growing up Jewish in Canada, it is also a passionate and honest examination of Zionism and the state of Israel., any image directly beside this listing is the actual book and not a generic photo
152101


Price: 30.52 CDN
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Memoirs of a Karate Fighter ---by Ralph Robb -a Signed Copy, Robb, Ralph (signed)(aka Sylvester Young )
131 Robb, Ralph (signed)(aka Sylvester Young )

Memoirs of a Karate Fighter ---by Ralph Robb -a Signed Copy

Co. Cork, Ireland: Cork, Ireland: Raldon Books, 2006, 1st Edition, First Printing
2006 0955216923 / 9780955216923
First Edition
Soft Cover
Near Fine (see description)

Photo Cover
Signed
-----------trade paperback, about 5 x 7.75 inches, a Near Fine copy, signed and inscribed "To S_______ and T__ enjoy the read. R Robb", 180 pages, ---"Memoirs of a Karate Fighter is a hard-hitting account of karate training during the 1980s in one of Europe's toughest dojos. In this gripping story, Ralph Robb gives an insight into the training methods and philosophy of the Wolverhampton YMCA karate club - which was once the top club in Britain. The YMCA won innumerable tournaments, and amongst its greatest achievements were two All-styles British Clubs championships, five UK Wado team titles and one Shotokan national team championship (1976 GB Shotokan Karate International). This book is as much about karate as it is about love, friendship, mental illness, the National Front - and in the end, death. The author is a former Wado Ryu karate champion (UKKW 1982) and a European all-styles silver medallist"---, any image directly beside this listing is the actual book and not a generic photo
157523


Price: 53.13 CDN
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Happy Trails:  The Story of Roy Rogers and Dale Evans (includes a Filmography )( King of the Cowboys / Queen of the West ), Rogers, Roy; Dale Evans; Carlton Stowers
132 Rogers, Roy; Dale Evans; Carlton Stowers

Happy Trails: The Story of Roy Rogers and Dale Evans (includes a Filmography )( King of the Cowboys / Queen of the West )

Texas, USA: Waco, TX: Word Books, 1979, 1st Edition, 2nd Printing
1979 0849900867 / 9780849900860
Later Printing of the first Edition
Hard Cover
Near Fine (see description)

Very Good+ (see description) Photo Cover
Not Signed
-----------hard cover, a Near Fine copy, in a Very Good+ price clipped dustjacket with a very short closed tear, 213 pages, any image directly beside this listing is the actual book and not a generic photo
152411


Price: 13.23 CDN
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133 Ross, Nancy Redmayne (ed.), Foreword By Charles A Armour / Joseph Salter

The Diary of a Maritimer, 1816 - 1901: The Life and Times of Joseph Salter / International Maritime Economic History Association

St John's, Newfoundland: International Maritime Economic History Association, 1996, 1st Edition, 1st Printing
1996 0969588593 / 9780969588597
First Edition
Soft Cover
Near Fine

Nancy Redmayne Ross

-----------trade paperback, a Near Fine copy, 231 pages, b&w photos and illustrations, ---" Joseph Salter (June 7, 1816- January 1, 1901) was a Canadian politician and businessman, becoming Moncton’s first mayor and one of the leading shipbuilders in the Maritime Provinces. As a young man, Salter crossed the Atlantic 36 times and built some of the finest and largest ships in Westmorland County."---, any image directly beside this listing is the actual book and not a generic photo
150685


Price: 25.94 CDN
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Between Boards:  New Thoughts on Old Books ( Bookseller Memoir ), Rostenberg, Leona and Madeleine B Stern
134 Rostenberg, Leona and Madeleine B Stern

Between Boards: New Thoughts on Old Books ( Bookseller Memoir )

Santa Monica, California: Santa Monica, CA.: Modoc Press, 1989, 1st Modoc Edition, First Printing
1989 0929246020 / 9780929246024
First Printing
Soft Cover
Near Fine (see description)

Uncredited Cover Art
Not Signed
-----------trade paperback, about 6 x 9 inches, a Near Fine copy with a wee bit of very light rubbing and tip wear, 221 pages, ---"Reminiscences of two grand ladies of the bookselling world. These decades long friends, business and life partners became widely known in the late 1990s while in their late eighties when their memoir on the rare book trade, "Old Books, Rare Friends" became a deserved best selle"---, any image directly beside this listing is the actual book and not a generic photo
157027


Price: 11.90 CDN
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Joseph Anton:  A Memoir -by Salman Rushdie -a Signed Copy ( Autobiography ), Rushdie, Salman (signed)
135 Rushdie, Salman (signed)

Joseph Anton: A Memoir -by Salman Rushdie -a Signed Copy ( Autobiography )

Toronto, Ontario: Toronto, ON: Knopf Canada / Random House, 2012, 1st edition, 2nd Printing
2012 0307401367 / 9780307401366
Later Printing of the first Edition
Hard Cover
Near Fine (see description)

Near Fine (see description) CS Richardson cover Design ( C S )
Signed
-----------hardcover, a Near Fine/Fine copy in a Near Fine/Fine dustjacket, looks new, signed without inscription by Salman Rushdie, 636 pages, ---"On February 14, 1989, Valentine’s Day, Salman Rushdie was telephoned by a BBC journalist and told that he had been “sentenced to death” by the Ayatollah Khomeini. For the first time he heard the word fatwa. His crime? To have written a novel called The Satanic Verses, which was accused of being “against Islam, the Prophet and the Quran.” --So begins the extraordinary story of how a writer was forced underground, moving from house to house, with the constant presence of an armed police protection team. He was asked to choose an alias that the police could call him by. He thought of writers he loved and combinations of their names; then it came to him: Conrad and Chekhov—Joseph Anton. --How do a writer and his family live with the threat of murder for more than nine years? How does he go on working? How does he fall in and out of love? How does despair shape his thoughts and actions, how and why does he stumble, how does he learn to fight back? In this remarkable memoir Rushdie tells that story for the first time; the story of one of the crucial battles, in our time, for freedom of speech. He talks about the sometimes grim, sometimes comic realities of living with armed policemen, and of the close bonds he formed with his protectors; of his struggle for support and understanding from governments, intelligence chiefs, publishers, journalists, and fellow writers; and of how he regained his freedom. It is a book of exceptional frankness and honesty, compelling, provocative, moving, and of vital importance. Because what happened to Salman Rushdie was the first act of a drama that is still unfolding somewhere in the world every day."---, any image directly beside this listing is the actual book and not a generic photo
159087


Price: 33.18 CDN
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136 Sanborn, Kate

A Truthful Woman in Southern California -by Kate Sanborn (inc. Coronado Beach, San Diego, Los Angeles, Pasadena, Mount Wilson, San Bernardion, Riverside, and Santa Barbara )

New York, NY: N.Y. / New York: D Appleton and Co., 1901, 1st Edition, Later Printing
1901 
Later Printing of the first Edition
Hard Cover
Very Good (see description)

No Jacket as issued No Dustjacket as Issued
Not Signed
-----------small hardcover, about 4.5 x 7 inches, a solid Very Good copy, no dustjacket as issued, a bit of light wear, a bit of age darkening to the spine, ink name and Pasadena CA. address and date of 1902 on front blank endpaper, lovely poppy motif on front board, small charming butterfly illustration on spine, 192 pages, a pleasing copy, ---New England humorist Kate Sanborn ( 1839-1917 ) wrote widely and taught at Smith College. A truthful woman in southern California (1893) offers sage and amusing advice to tourists planning a rail trip to Southern California, ranging from recommendations for one's wardrobe to suggestions for the itinerary. She shares her personal experiences in visiting Coronado Beach, San Diego, Los Angeles, Pasadena, Mount Wilson, San Bernardion, Riverside, and Santa Barbara.---, any image directly beside this listing is the actual book and not a generic photo
153224


Price: 11.90 CDN
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137 Sanders, Col. Harland ( Colonel )( KFC / Kentucky Fried Chicken )

Life as I Have Known it Has Been Finger Lickin' Good -by Col. ( Colonel ) Harland Sanders ( KFC / Kentucky Fried Chicken )( Finger Licking Good )

Illinois: Carol Stream, IL: Creation House, 1974, 1st Edition, First Printing
1974 0884190536 / 9780884190530
First Edition
Hard Cover
Near Fine (see description)

Very Good (see description) Photo Cover
Not Signed
-------------hardcover, a Near Fine copy in a lightly rubbed Very Good dustjacket with some light edge wear and short closed tears, 144 pages, b&w photos, colour photo of the Colonel and Mrs Colonel on rear panel of jacket,any image directly beside this listing is the actual book and not a generic photo
153083


Price: 29.19 CDN
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Two Lives ---by Vikram Seth -a Signed Copy  ( Memoir ), Seth, Vikram (signed)
138 Seth, Vikram (signed)

Two Lives ---by Vikram Seth -a Signed Copy ( Memoir )

Toronto, Ontario: Toronto, ON: McArthur and Company, 2005, 1st edition, First Printing
2005 1552784967 / 9781552784969
First Edition
Hard Cover
Near Fine (see description)

Near Fine (see description) Gray 318 Cover Design
Signed
----------hardcover, a Near Fine copy in a Near Fine dustjacket, ink name on front blank endpaper, 503 pages, b&w photos, ---"Widely acclaimed as one of the world's greatest living writers, Vikram Seth -- author of the international bestseller A Suitable Boy -- tells the heartrending true story of a friendship, a marriage, and a century. Weaving together the strands of two extraordinary lives -- Shanti Behari Seth, an immigrant from India who came to Berlin to study in the 1930s, and Helga Gerda Caro, the young German Jewish woman he befriended and later married -- Two Lives is both a history of a violent era seen through the eyes of two survivors and an intimate, unforgettable portrait of a complex, abiding love"---, any image directly beside this listing is the actual book and not a generic photo
157237


Price: 19.88 CDN
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The Last Great Edwardian Lady:  The Life and Style of Queen Elizabeth, The Queen Mother -by Ingrid Seward, a Signed Copy, Seward, Ingrid (signed)
139 Seward, Ingrid (signed)

The Last Great Edwardian Lady: The Life and Style of Queen Elizabeth, The Queen Mother -by Ingrid Seward, a Signed Copy

London, England: London, UK: Century, 1999, 1st Edition, First Printing
1999 0712675612 / 9780712675611
First Edition
Hard Cover
Near Fine (see description)

Near Fine (see description) Photo Cover
Signed
-----------hardcover, about 7.5 x 10 inches, a Near Fine copy in a Near Fine dustjacket, 277 pages, b&w as well as some colour photos throughout, signed and inscribed "To K__ with best wishes from the author Ingrid Seward", ---"Queen Elizabeth the Queen Mother is as old as the century; she was born nearly 100 years ago during the reign of Victoria, when the British Empire covered a quarter of the Earth. She has seen two world wars and 97 years of the most rapid progress in mankind's history completely alter her world (and the royal family's place in it), yet she retains the old-fashioned charm, elegance and dignity that epitomised the Edwardian Lady. And, more significantly, she has successfully continued to live the Edwardian lifestyle: Her five-storey London house contains some 40 servants; she does not like to eat alone so dinner is seldom for fewer than sixteen people; her summer migration to her two castles in Scotland involves two army lorries transporting over 200 pieces of luggage. And it costs the queen two million pounds a year to maintain the slow Edwardian existence she loves. Using her unique insight to the Royal Family, Ingrid Seward, editor-in-chef of Majesty magazine, has written not only a fascinating, perceptive account of the life of Britain's best loved Royal, but also a powerful, important account of the twentieth century"---, any image directly beside this listing is the actual book and not a generic photo
154835


Price: 13.23 CDN
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The Uncrushable Rose:  A Memoir from Concentration Camp to Becoming a Free Woman -by Bambi Nancy Shen -a Signed Copy ( Japanese Prisoner ), Shen, Bambi Nancy (signed); Foreword By Manouchehr ( Manny ) Pedram
140 Shen, Bambi Nancy (signed); Foreword By Manouchehr ( Manny ) Pedram

The Uncrushable Rose: A Memoir from Concentration Camp to Becoming a Free Woman -by Bambi Nancy Shen -a Signed Copy ( Japanese Prisoner )

Kansas City, Missouri: Kansas City, MO: How High the Moon Publishing, 2011, 1st Edition, 2nd Printing
2011 0974360619 / 9780974360614
Later Printing of the first Edition
Soft Cover
Near Fine (see description)

Photo Cover
Signed
------------softcover, about 6 x 9 inches, a Near Fine copy, 248 pages, b&w photos, signed and inscribed by the author, ---From the back cover, "Wrong...Wrong...Wrong...her mother's words sounded like a gong, over and over, tolling the doom of her destiny--a Chinese born the undesired gender. These words permeated the youth of author Bambi Shen, who, like all Chinese women, has had to contend with the legacy of millennia of cultural subordination and oppression of women. This moving memoir paints life in WWII Japanese concentration camps from Bambi's three-year-old eyes. Near-death experiences there, as interpreted by her Buddhist nanny, formed the foundation of Ms. Shen's philosophy of living in gratitude and being of service to others. In the darkest days of the internment, her diplomat father taught her to learn to thrive in spite of any outer circumstances, any image directly beside this listing is the actual book and not a generic photo
159140


Price: 13.23 CDN
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