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Elephant to Hollywood, The

By: Caine, Michael

Price: $9.50

Publisher: London, United Kingdom, Hodder & Stoughton: 2010

Edition: Reprint

Seller ID: BIOUK336

ISBN: 1444700022

Condition: Good


Softcover, reprint, 554gms, 406 pages. It's been a long journey for Maurice Micklewhite (aka Michael Caine), born with rickets in London's poverty-stricken Elephant & Castle, to the bright lights of Hollywood. Book is in good condition with minor general wear and tear and moderate page discolouration throughout. There is a small sticker on the inside back of the front cover from a previous owner, otherwise no other pre-loved markings. View more info

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Pretty Good for a Woman: The Engimas of Evelyn Scott

By: Callard, D.A.

Price: $8.00

Publisher: London, England, Jonathan Cape Ltd: 1985

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: BIOUSA54

ISBN: 0224020390

Condition: Good


Hardcover with black boards and pictorial dust jacket, First Edition, 400gms, 202 pages. D. A. Callards's chance discovery of some of Evelyn Scott's books and manuscripts in a junkshop, and his subsequent fascination with the extraordinary life of this unusual woman, has led him to write a remarkable and illuminating portrait of both an individual and a generation. Book is in good condition with mild general wear and tear, mild page discolouration. Dust Jacket is in good condition with mild shelf wear, price clipping to inside front flap, otherwise no other pre-loved markings. View more info

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Charles Laughton: A Difficult Actor

By: Callow, Simon

Price: $7.50

Publisher: London, England, Methuen Drama: 1988

Edition: First Corrected Edition

Seller ID: BIOUK79

ISBN: 0413189309

Condition: Good


Paperback, First Corrected Edition, 300gms, 327 pages. These (movies)- and the glimpses of the complex actor behind them- live on twenty-five years after his death. Book is in good condition with mild general wear and tear, a small tear to the front cover, mild page discolouration to all pages, otherwise no other pre-loved markings. View more info

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Always a Competitor: Tasmanian Yachtsman, Orchardist and Raconteur

By: Calvert, Hedley; and Graeme-Evans, Alex

Price: $88.00

Publisher: Hobart, Tasmania, Tasbook Publishers and HD Calvery: 1997

Edition: Limited First Edition

Seller ID: BIOAUS196

ISBN: 0646343947

Condition: Very Good


Hardcover with blue boards and pictorial dust jacket, limited first edition, 1440gms, 311pgs, photographic endpapers. This book provides an engaging and intimate glimpse into the life and times of one of Australia's most talented blue-water helmsmen, a great Tasmanian who, with thesupport of his wife Judy, has managed through perseverance and great natural gifts to achieve many of the goals he set out to conquer as a young man. Book is in very good condition with only very minor general wear and tear and light page discolouration/spotting throughout. Boards and dust jacket are in good conditio... View more info

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How to Remodel a Man: You Know Its Impossible But You Want to Try Anyway

By: Cameron, W. Bruce

Price: $8.50

Publisher: London, England, Harper Collins Publishers: 2005

Edition: Reprint

Seller ID: BIOUSA90

ISBN: 0007197799

Condition: Very Good


Softcover, reprint edition, 386gms, 268 pages. Bruce Cameron thought he was fine the way he was until the woman in his life came up with a list of 178 things that needed improvement. So began a personal odyssey to change himself for the better. Book is in very good condition with minor general wear and tear, light page discolouration, small texta mark on the bottom edge of pages, otherwise no other pre-loved markings. View more info

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Maharajah's Box, The: An Imperial Story of Conspiracy, Love and a Guru's Prophecy

By: Campbell, Christy

Price: $5.50

Publisher: London, England, Harper Collins Publishers: 2001

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: BIOASI48

ISBN: 0006530788

Condition: Good


Paperback, first edition, 388gms, 474 pages. This book details the story of Maharajah Duleep Singh, one of the most extraordinary characters in the history of the British Raj. It is an entertaining and well-researched biography of a famboyant but ultimately tragic figure caught between two cultures. Book is in good condition with general wear and tear and moderate page discolouration throughout, otherwise no other pre-loved markings. View more info

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Dennis Potter: A Biography

By: Carpenter, Humphrey

Price: $20.00

Publisher: London, United Kingdom, Faber and Faber Limited: 1999

Edition: Paperback Edition

Seller ID: BIOUK20

ISBN: 0571197213

Condition: Very Good


Paperback, Paperback Edition, 500gms, 372 pages. Dennis Potter was the most gifted and controversial figure British Television has ever known. Book is in very good condition with very mild general wear and tear, mild page discolouration to most pages, otherwise no other pre-loved markings. View more info

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Spike Milligan: The Biography

By: Carpenter, Humphrey

Price: $20.00

Publisher: London, United Kingdom, Hodder and Stoughton Ltd: 2003

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: BIOUK29

ISBN: 0340826118

Condition: Very Good


Hardcover with cream boards and pictorial dust jacket, First Edition, 675gms, 435 pages, maroon coloured endpapers. In this first major biography since Milligan's death in February 2002, acclaimed biographer Humphrey Carpenter draws more fully than ever before on Spike's writings and those closest to him to chart the life of this most complex man. Book is in very good condition with minor general wear and tear. Dust jacket is in very good condition with mild shelf wear, some creasing to front of jacket, otherwise no other pre-loved markings. View more info

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Thoughtlines: Reflections of a Public Man

By: Carr, Bob

Price: $5.50

Publisher: Camberwell, Australia, Penguin Books: 2002

Edition: First Thus

Seller ID: BIOAUS360

ISBN: 0143001345

Condition: Fair


Softcover, first thus, 404gms, 403 pages. Bob Carr says what he thinks with clairty, passion, elegance, wit and commanding logic. Book is in fair condition with mild general wear and tear and heavy page discolouration/spotting throughout. Book shows moderate to heavy water damage, otherwise no other pre-loved marks. View more info

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Battle Scars: A Soldier's Strategy for Fighting Cancer

By: Carr, Matthew

Price: $15.00

Publisher: Edgecliff, NSW, Australia, Jane Curry Publishing: 2011

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: BIOAUS329

ISBN: 0980812909

Condition: Very Good


Softcover, first edition, 328gms, 272 pages. Major Matthew Carr is a professional soldier who has served in Iraq and Afghanistan. When faced with a cancerous invasion of his body, Matthew used the expert training he learnt in the Australian Army as a strategy to wage his own fierce and relentless battle with an enemy force. Book is in very good with only mild general wear and tear, otherwise no other pre-loved markings. 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall View more info

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Ordinary People, Extraordinary Lives: Inspiring Stories from Rural Australia

By: Carroll, Margaret

Price: $15.00

Publisher: Sydney, Australia, New Holland Publishers: 2001

Edition: Reprint

Seller ID: AUST197

ISBN: 1864366850

Condition: Good


Softcover, reprint, 378gms, 205 pages. This book shows the lives of today's pioneers, whose achievements have, until now, eluded public recognition. Their stories, rich in courage, humour, warmth and sometimes tragedy, offer a special view of a fortunate nation. Book is in good condition with minor general wear and tear and light page discolouration/spotting throughout, otherwise no other pre-loved markings. View more info

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Judas Kisses: A True Story of Betrayal and Survival

By: Carson, Donna; and Ritchie, Debbie

Price: $10.00

Publisher: Prahran, Australia, Hardie Grant Books: 2007

Edition: Reprint

Seller ID: BIOAUS162

ISBN: 1740664353

Condition: Good


Large softcover, reprint, 514gms, 338 pages. On Good Friday 1994, Donna Carson was bashed, doused in petrol and set alight by her de facto partner. This is the astonishing story of one woman's journey through her darkest days and into the light. Book is in good condition with minor general wear and tear and moderate page discolouration/spotting throughout, otherwise no other pre-loved markings. View more info

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Judas Kisses: A True Story of Betrayal and Survival

By: Carson, Donna; and Ritchie, Debbie

Price: $15.00

Publisher: Prahran, Australia, Hardie Grant Books: 2007

Edition: Reprint

Inscription: Signed by Author

Seller ID: BIOAUS950

ISBN: 1740664353

Condition: Good


Large softcover, reprint, 514gms, 338 pages, signed and inscribed by author on title page. On Good Friday 1994, Donna Carson was bashed, doused in petrol and set alight by her de facto partner. This is the astonishing story of one woman's journey through her darkest days and into the light. Book is in good condition with minor general wear and tear and moderate page discolouration/spotting throughout, otherwise no other pre-loved markings. View more info

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Carter Bros. And Dad

By: Carter, Alan

Price: $10.00

Publisher: St Leonards, Australia, Australian Antinque Trader, The: 1985

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: BIOAUS127

Condition: Very Good


Hardcover with white boards and pictorial dust jacket, First Edition, 300gms, 126 pages. This is a book of fun and anecdotes about the people, (characters one and all), to be found within, and on the fringes of, the second hand and antique business during the period 1950 to 1966. Book is in very good condition with mild general wear and tear. Dust Jacket is in good condition with mild shelf wear, otherwise no other pre-loved markings. View more info

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Carter and Stuff: Alan Carter Deals His Best Hand Yet!

By: Carter, Alan

Price: $18.00

Publisher: Belrose, NSW, AAC Specialist Antique Books: 2005

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: BIOAUS256

ISBN: 0975212273

Condition: Fair to Good


Soft cover, first edition, 390g, 293pgs. The true story of the life of the Carter family in Australia, revealing the fun, enjoyment, characters, and the good side of the antiques business. Book is in fair to good condition with moderate general wear and tear, otherwise no other pre-loved markings. View more info

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Stout Hearts and Leathery Hands

By: Carter, Jeff

Price: $15.00

Publisher: Adelaide, Australia, Rigby Limited: 1968

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: BIOAUS108

Condition: Good


Hardcover with brown boards and pictorial dust jacket, first edition, 460gms, 181 pages, map endpapers. Here is a robust picture of an Australian which few people know. Book is in good condition with minor general wear and tear and moderate page discolouration/spotting throughout. Boards are in good condition with only light shelf wear. Dust jacket is in fair condition. It show some sun fading, has been price clipped on inside flap at top and bottom, and has a large 1-inch tear to front top right corner, otherwise no other pre-loved markings. View more info

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Hour Before Daylight, An: Memoies of a Rural Boyhood

By: Carter, Jimmy

Price: $15.00

Publisher: New York, USA, Touchstone: 2001

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: BIOUSA59

ISBN: 0743211995

Condition: Good


Paperback, First Edition, 375gms, 284 pages. In An Hour Before Daylight, Jimmy Carter recreates his Depression-era boyhood on a Georgia farm before the civil rights movement forever changed it and the country. Book is in good condition with minor general wear and tear, otherwise no other pre-loved markings. View more info

Don't Tell Mum I Work On the Rigs She Thinks I'm A Piano Player In a Whorehouse

By: Carter, Paul

Price: $12.00

Publisher: Crows Nest, Australia, Allen & Unwin: 2005

Edition: Reprint

Seller ID: BIOAUS132

ISBN: 1741146984

Condition: Good


Softcover, reprint, 228gms, 204 pages. Strap yourself in for an exhilarating, crazed, sometimes terrifying, usually bloody funny ride through one man's adventures in the oil trade. Book is in good condition with minor general wear and tear and moderate page discolouration/spotting throughout, otherwise no other pre-loved markings. View more info

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Uncovered

By: Cash, Pat

Price: $7.50

Publisher: Pinhoe, Exeter, Greenwater Publishing: 2002

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: BIOAUS79

ISBN: 1903267129

Condition: Good


Paperback, First Edition, 500gms, 333 pages. Pat Cash gives a fascinating insight into the pressures of modern, high-profile, multi-million-dollar sport, the rewards, pitfalls and social distractions, its characters- John Newcombe, John McEnroe, Lleyton Hewitt, Andre Agassi, Mark Philipoussis, Greg Resedski and Boris Becker- and the tempestuous journey of one of its great champions. Book is in good condition with minor general wear and tear and mild page discolouration throughout, otherwise no other pre-loved markings. View more info

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Emperor of the United States of America and Other Magnificent British Eccentrics, The

By: Caufield, Catherine

Price: $11.00

Publisher: London, England, Routledge: 1981

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: BIOUK243

ISBN: 0710009577

Condition: Good


Hardcover with black boards and pictorial dustjacket, first edition, 578gms, 223 pages. This book features short biographies of 104 of the greatest British eccentrics. Book is in good condition with mild general wear and tear, previous owner's stamp is found on inside front blank enpaper. Dust jacket shows only light shelf wear but has been price clipped, otherwise no other pre-loved markings. View more info