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Image for The Tale of Two Nazanins:  A Teenager on Death Row in Iran and the Canadian Who Vowed to Save Her (signed)

The Tale of Two Nazanins: A Teenager on Death Row in Iran and the Canadian Who Vowed to Save Her (signed)

By: Afshin-Jam, Nazanin (signed) with Susan McClelland

Price: $19.73

Publisher: Toronto, Ontario, Toronto, ON.: Harper Collins / Harper Collins, 2012, 1st edition, First Printing: 2012

Edition: First Edition

Inscription: Signed

Seller ID: 155785

ISBN: 1554689724

Condition: Near Fine (see description)


------------hardcover, a Near Fine copy in a near Fine dustjacket, signed by Nazanin Afshin-Jam, 289 pages, ---"The remarkable story of two women named Nazanin-one a Canadian at the height of her career, the other a teenager on death row in Iran-and how one email changed their lives forever ---Nazanin Afshin-Jam was on top of the world. In 2006, she had just signed her first record deal and, after placing as first runner-up for Miss World, was a sought-after fashion model and icon within the Iranian dissident community. But one afternoon, she received an email that would change the cours... View more info

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The Attempted Rescue: An Autobiography -by Robert Aickman

By: Aickman, Robert

Price: $131.93

Publisher: London, England, London, UK: Victor Gollancz, 1966, 1st Edition, First Printing: 1966

Edition: Later Printing of the first Edition

Inscription: Not Signed

Seller ID: 160668

Condition: Good (see description)


----------hardcover, a Fair to Good copy only, exlibrary but with only a few library stamps, gutters are taped, ink doodle on front blank endpaper, a re-bound copy which has incorporated the dustjacket front and rear covers and the spine into the binding (laminated), the flaps are not present, old library sticker removed from spine which shows that the spine and covers are sunned, looks quite good overall and it is quite rare in the Gollancz 1st edition, 188 pages, b&w frontispiece of a youthful RA, any image directly beside this listing is the actual book and not a generic photo View more info

Image for MY CHINA MYSTERY:  The Story of War Hero Frank White, a Missionary During the Second World War -by Marion Andrews ( WWII / World War II )

MY CHINA MYSTERY: The Story of War Hero Frank White, a Missionary During the Second World War -by Marion Andrews ( WWII / World War II )

By: Andrews, Marion

Price: $13.13

Publisher: Australia, Capalaba, Queensland, Australia: Even Before Publishing, 2012, 1st Edition, First Printing: 2012

Edition: First Edition

Inscription: Not Signed

Seller ID: 154331

ISBN: 1921633727

Condition: Near Fine (see description)


----------trade paperback, a Near Fine copy, 169 pages, b&w photos, ---Frank and Ella White's passion was to touch the people of China. They met while working for the China Inland Mission in the nineteen forties, seeking to take message of the Gospel. But their work was cut short and they were forced to flee. In later years Frank rarely spoke of his time in China. It was only when he died that his daughter, Marion Andrews, discovered a treasure-trove of photos with accounts of his time there. These photos, combined with his prayer letters, uncovered the mystery of her parents' work in pre-Comm... View more info

Image for The Collected Autobiographies of Maya Angelou (inc. I Know Why the Caged Bird Sings; Gather Together in My Name; Singin' & swingin' & Gettin' Merry Like Christmas; Heart of a Woman; All God's Children Need Traveling Shoes; Song Flung Up to Heaven )

The Collected Autobiographies of Maya Angelou (inc. I Know Why the Caged Bird Sings; Gather Together in My Name; Singin' & swingin' & Gettin' Merry Like Christmas; Heart of a Woman; All God's Children Need Traveling Shoes; Song Flung Up to Heaven )

By: Angelou, Maya / Modern Library Edition

Price: $30.29

Publisher: New York, NY, N.Y. / New York: Random House / Modern Library, 2004, 1st Omnibus Edition, Later Printing: 2004

Edition: Later Printing of the first Edition

Inscription: Not Signed

Seller ID: 162478

ISBN: 0679643257

Condition: Near Fine (see desciption)


-----------hardcover, a Near Fine example in a Near Fine dustjacket, 1167 pages, any image directly beside this listing is the actual book and not a generic photo ///NOT SIGNED/// View more info

Image for A Struggle to Walk with Dignity:  The True Story of a Jamaican Born Canadian (with an Author Interview ) -a Signed Copy  ( CNR / CPR / C.N.R. / C.P.R. / Canadian National / Pacific Railway related)

A Struggle to Walk with Dignity: The True Story of a Jamaican Born Canadian (with an Author Interview ) -a Signed Copy ( CNR / CPR / C.N.R. / C.P.R. / Canadian National / Pacific Railway related)

By: Archambeau, Gerald A (signed)

Price: $15.77

Publisher: Toronto, Ontario, Toronto, ON: Blue Butterfly Books, 2008, 1st Edition, First Printing: 2008

Edition: First Edition

Inscription: Signed

Seller ID: 146421

ISBN: 0978498208

Condition: Near Fine (see description)


-----------trade paperback, a Near Fine copy, signed and inscribed by Archambeau, 277 pages, b&w photos, among Archambeau's jobs was stints as an attendant on CPR and CNR trains including being the attendant on a train that carried John Diefenbaker, and as the FIRST attendant ever on The CANADIAN which was CP's finest train at that time, he was in charge of the tail-end dome of the observation/sleeping/lounge car on The Canadian's inaugural trip across Canada, ---"Gerald Archambeau's remarkable and courageous life along the frontiers of race relations in Jamaica, Canada and the United St... View more info

Image for A Croft in Clachan -by Sybil Armstrong

A Croft in Clachan -by Sybil Armstrong

By: Armstrong, Sybil

Price: $13.13

Publisher: London, England, London, UK: Hutchinson, 1976, 1st edition, First Printing: 1976

Edition: First Edition

Inscription: Not Signed

Seller ID: 146075

ISBN: 009125020X

Condition: Good (see description)


----------hardcover, a solid Good ex library copy in a Very Good+ dustjacket, usual library stamps and marks, library sticker on spine and rear panel of dustjacket, 167 pages, b&w illustrations by the author, any image directly beside this listing is the actual book and not a generic photo View more info

Image for The Year of Finding Memory: A Memoir -a Signed Copy

The Year of Finding Memory: A Memoir -a Signed Copy

By: Bates, Judy Fong (signed)

Price: $13.13

Publisher: Toronto, Ontario, Toronto, ON: Random House Canada, 2010, 1st Edition, First Printing: 2010

Edition: First Edition

Inscription: Signed

Seller ID: 144421

ISBN: 0307356523

Condition: Near Fine (see description)


----------hardcover, a Near Fine copy in a Near Fine dustjacket, signed without inscription by Bates, small ink initials on front blank endpaper, 296 pages, ---"In the tradition of The Concubine's Children and Paper Shadows, a probing memoir from the author of the acclaimed novel Midnight at the Dragon Cafe. An elegant and surprising book about a Chinese family's difficult arrival in Canada, and a daughter's search to understand remarkable and terrible truths about her parents' past lives. Growing up in her father's hand laundry in small town Ontario, Judy Fong Bates listened to stories ... View more info

Image for The Joy of Writing -A guide for writers, disguised as a literary memoir -by Pierre Berton

The Joy of Writing -A guide for writers, disguised as a literary memoir -by Pierre Berton

By: Berton, Pierre

Price: $26.33

Publisher: Toronto, Ontario, Toronto, ON: Doubleday Canada / Random House, 2003, 1st Edition, First Printing: 2003

Edition: First Edition

Inscription: Not Signed

Seller ID: 163860

ISBN: 0385659970

Condition: Fine (see description)


----------hardcover, a Fine example in a Fine dustjacket, 317 pages, illustrated with manuscript pages showing revisions and writing processes, ---"Drawing on his fifty years as an award-winning journalist and author of some of the finest books on Canadian history, Pierre Berton has written a witty and practical guide for writers. With almost every book a bestseller, clearly this writer knows what it takes to succeed in the publishing world. From the all-important rule of "knowing your audience" and other essential writing tips to down-to-earth advice on dealing with agents, publis... View more info

CATS I Have Known and Loved, with Illustrations ---by Pierre Berton -a Signed Copy

By: Berton, Pierre (signed)

Price: $22.37

Publisher: Toronto, Ontario, Toronto, ON: Doubleday Canada, 2002, 1st Edition, 2nd Printing: 2002

Edition: Later Printing of the first Edition

Inscription: Signed and Inscribed

Seller ID: 161461

ISBN: 0385659385

Condition: Near Fine (see description)


---------hardcover, a Near Fine copy in a Near Fine price clipped dustjacket, LOOKS NEW, signed and inscribed "To M____ Pierre Berton Dec/02", , 143 pages, b&w illustrations and photos, ---"Who would have guessed that one of the great historian’s passions in life is cats? Over the course of his eighty-two years, and from his birthplace in Dawson City, Yukon, to his home in Kleinburg, Ontario, Berton has known and loved many cats. In this charming collection of stories, he has chosen his best cat tales to share with us. Pierre Berton is a master storyteller, and his lyrical writi... View more info

Image for CATS I Have Known and Loved, with Illustrations ---by Pierre Berton -a Signed Copy

CATS I Have Known and Loved, with Illustrations ---by Pierre Berton -a Signed Copy

By: Berton, Pierre (signed)

Price: $31.61

Publisher: Toronto, Ontario, Toronto, ON: Doubleday Canada, 2002, 1st Edition, 1st Printing: 2002

Edition: First Edition

Inscription: Signed (see description)

Seller ID: 161609

ISBN: 0385659385

Condition: Near Fine (see description)


---------hardcover, a Near Fine copy in a Near Fine dustjacket, LOOKS NEW, signed without inscription by Pierre Berton, -----143 pages, b&w illustrations and photos, ---"Who would have guessed that one of the great historian’s passions in life is cats? Over the course of his eighty-two years, and from his birthplace in Dawson City, Yukon, to his home in Kleinburg, Ontario, Berton has known and loved many cats. In this charming collection of stories, he has chosen his best cat tales to share with us. Pierre Berton is a master storyteller, and his lyrical writing and sense of pacing and a... View more info

Image for CATS I Have Known and Loved, with Illustrations ---by Pierre Berton -a Signed Copy

CATS I Have Known and Loved, with Illustrations ---by Pierre Berton -a Signed Copy

By: Berton, Pierre (signed)

Price: $27.65

Publisher: Toronto, Ontario, Toronto, ON: Doubleday Canada, 2002, 1st Edition, 2nd Printing: 2002

Edition: Later Printing of the first Edition

Inscription: Signed (see description)

Seller ID: 162268

ISBN: 0385659385

Condition: Near Fine (see description)


---------hardcover, a Near Fine copy in a Near Fine dustjacket, LOOKS NEW, signed without inscription by Pierre Berton, -----143 pages, b&w illustrations and photos, ---"Who would have guessed that one of the great historian’s passions in life is cats? Over the course of his eighty-two years, and from his birthplace in Dawson City, Yukon, to his home in Kleinburg, Ontario, Berton has known and loved many cats. In this charming collection of stories, he has chosen his best cat tales to share with us. Pierre Berton is a master storyteller, and his lyrical writing and sense of pacing and a... View more info

Image for Strawberries All Year Round -by Ruth Showell Best ( Burlington Ontario / Kenya related)

Strawberries All Year Round -by Ruth Showell Best ( Burlington Ontario / Kenya related)

By: Best, Ruth Showell

Price: $19.73

Publisher: Toronto, Ontario, Toronto, ON: McClelland and Stewart ( M&S ), 1970, 1st Edition, First Printing: 1970

Edition: First Edition

Inscription: Not Signed

Seller ID: 158109

Condition: Near Fine (see description)


-----------hardcover, about 5.75 x 8.75 inches, a Near Fine copy with a bit of rubbing to the corners, in an attractive Good only dustjacket with some chips and tears, two small address labels on front blank endpaper and rear page, 190 pages, some b&w illustrations, the story of a Burlington family who went to Kenya for 2 years and all their adventures and culture shock, , any image directly beside this listing is the actual book and not a generic photo View more info

Image for Keon and Me:  My Search for the Lost Soul of the Leafs -by Dave Bidini -a Signed Copy ( Dave Keon / Toronto Maple Leafs )

Keon and Me: My Search for the Lost Soul of the Leafs -by Dave Bidini -a Signed Copy ( Dave Keon / Toronto Maple Leafs )

By: Bidini, Dave (signed)( David )( of the Rheostatics )

Price: $23.69

Publisher: Toronto, Ontario, Toronto, ON: Viking Canada, 2013, 1st Edition, First Printing: 2013

Edition: First Edition

Inscription: Signed

Seller ID: 158500

ISBN: 0670066478

Condition: Near Fine (see description)


-----------hardcover, a Near Fine copy in a Near Fine dustjacket, small ink note, small remander mark, signed and inscribed by Bidini, 294 pages, ---"Hockey is the lens through which we see our lives—how we measure right and wrong, how we understand our hopes and fears. So it was for Dave Bidini in 1974, the last year Dave Keon played in Toronto. In a new grade in a new school, Bidini found himself the victim of a bully—a depredation he could understand only by thinking about what the Leafs dauntless captain went through game after game. Throughout his twenty-two-year career, Keon was... View more info

CONRAD BLACK: A Life in Progress -a Signed Copy ( Autobiography / Biography )

By: Black, Conrad (signed)

Price: $17.09

Publisher: Toronto, Ontario, Toronto, ON: Key Porter Books, 1993, 1st Edition, First Printing: 1993

Edition: First Edition

Inscription: Signed

Seller ID: 153067

ISBN: 1550135201

Condition: Near Fine (see description)


----------hardcover, a Near Fine copy in a Near Fine dustjacket, gift inscription on front blank endpaper, looks new, signed without inscription by CB, 522 pages,---With unusual candour and insight, Black reveals the motivation and rationale behind his sometimes notorious public actions. Woven in and around the fascinating story of his public life and work, Black comments perceptively on his own wide-ranging interests, including politics, religion and the very future of Canada., any image directly beside this listing is the actual book and not a generic photo View more info

CONRAD BLACK: A Life in Progress -a Signed Copy ( Autobiography / Biography )

By: Black, Conrad (signed)

Price: $17.09

Publisher: Toronto, Ontario, Toronto, ON: Key Porter Books, 1993, 1st Edition, First Printing: 1993

Edition: First Edition

Inscription: Signed

Seller ID: 153068

ISBN: 1550135201

Condition: Near Fine (see description)


----------hardcover, a Near Fine copy in a Near Fine dustjacket, looks new, signed with inscription"To M______ A________, with best wishes. Conrad Black Toronto 1/11/93, 522 pages,---With unusual candour and insight, Black reveals the motivation and rationale behind his sometimes notorious public actions. Woven in and around the fascinating story of his public life and work, Black comments perceptively on his own wide-ranging interests, including politics, religion and the very future of Canada., any image directly beside this listing is the actual book and not a generic photo View more info

Image for Sir Winston Churchill -The Compelling life Story of One of the Towering Figures of the 20th Century ( Signed By Robert Silverberg )

Sir Winston Churchill -The Compelling life Story of One of the Towering Figures of the 20th Century ( Signed By Robert Silverberg )

By: Black, Edgar (penname for Robert Silverberg ---a Signed Copy ), Foreword By Richard Tregaskis ( Winston Churchill related)

Price: $98.93

Publisher: Derby, Connecticutt, Derby, CT.: Monarch # K56, 1961, 1st edition, First Printing: 1961

Edition: First Edition

Inscription: Signed

Seller ID: 139062

Condition: Very Good (see description)


-----------paperback, a solid Very Good copy, some light wear, store stamp, browning to paper, signed by Silverberg, 297 pages, rarely encountered signed, any image directly beside this listing is the actual book and not a generic photo View more info

Image for Yesterday at Caistor Corners ( Caistor Township, Ontario )

Yesterday at Caistor Corners ( Caistor Township, Ontario )

By: Bole, J Sheridan

Price: $13.13

Publisher: Toronto, Ontario, Toronto, ON: J Sheridan Powell, 1975, 1st Edition, First Printing: 1975

Edition: First Edition

Inscription: Not Signed

Seller ID: 132789

Condition: Very Good+ ( see Description )


----------trade paperback size softcover, a Very Good+ copy, reminiscences of Bole's life as an United Church pastor at Caistor Corners, 72 pages, b&w illustrations, laid in is a lengthy typed letter from Bole presented as a Post-Christmas catch-up, any image directly beside this listing is the actual book and not a generic photo View more info

Yesterday at Caistor Corners ( Caistor Township, Ontario )

By: Bole, J Sheridan

Price: $11.81

Publisher: Toronto, Ontario, Toronto, ON: J Sheridan Powell, 1975, 1st Edition, First Printing: 1975

Edition: First Edition

Inscription: Not Signed

Seller ID: 150884

Condition: Very Good+ ( see Description )


----------trade paperback size softcover, a Very Good+ copy, gift inscription, reminiscences of Bole's life as an United Church pastor at Caistor Corners, 72 pages, b&w illustrations, any image directly beside this listing is the actual book and not a generic photo View more info

Image for GI Joe and Lillie:  Remembering a Life of Love and Loyalty -by Joseph S Bonsall (of the Oak Ridge Boys ) -a Signed Copy with GIJoe and Lillie Bookmark (  G.I. Joe )( Lily )

GI Joe and Lillie: Remembering a Life of Love and Loyalty -by Joseph S Bonsall (of the Oak Ridge Boys ) -a Signed Copy with GIJoe and Lillie Bookmark ( G.I. Joe )( Lily )

By: Bonsall, Joseph S (of the Oak Ridge Boys )(signed); Foreword By Barbara Bush

Price: $26.33

Publisher: Green Forest, Arkansas, Green Forest, AR: New Leaf Press, 2005, 1st Edition, 5th Printing: 2005

Edition: Later printing(s)

Inscription: Signed

Seller ID: 157660

ISBN: 0892215372

Condition: Near Fine (see description)


-----------hardcover, a Near Fine copy in a Near Fine dustjacket, signed without inscription by Bonsall, laid into this copy is a GIJOE and Lillie bookmark, ---"In the early morning hours of June 6, tens of thousands of boys from the shores of Maine, the rivers of Mississippi, and the lakes of Minnesota were taking a boat ride that would go down in history. With the ocean spray in their faces and hearts practically beating out of their chests, American G.I.s peers through the mist and saw the beaches of France. The Allied invasion of Hitlers Europe was on! A skinny kid from Philly check... View more info

Image for Don't Ask Forever:  My Love Affair with Elvis - a Washington Woman's Secret Years with Elvis Presley -by Joyce Bova

Don't Ask Forever: My Love Affair with Elvis - a Washington Woman's Secret Years with Elvis Presley -by Joyce Bova

By: Bova, Joyce as Told to William Conrad Nowels ( Elvis Presley related)

Price: $39.53

Publisher: New York, NY, N.Y. / New York: Kensington Books, 1994, 1st Edition, First Printing: 1994

Edition: First Edition

Inscription: Not Signed

Seller ID: 162415

ISBN: 0821746162

Condition: Near Fine (see desciption)


----------hardcover, about 5.5w x 8.5h inches, a Near Fine example, in a Very Good dustjacket, some shallow chips and tears, looks quite nice overall, 386 pages, b&w photos, this hardcover edition is the 1st edition (even though produced by a book club there is no book club designation anywhere on the book), precedes the paperback edition by a year, quite scarce, ---"The author describes her passionate affair with Elvis Presley, a relationship that jeopardized her government career, defied her strict upbringing, and ended when Elvis's addiction to drugs spiraled out of control. ---Joyce is... View more info