The first memoir about a woman"s experience in Kashmir, one of the most volatile and alluring places on the globe This is a magical memoir of a land now consumed by political and religious turmoil, a richly detailed story of a girl"s passage into maturity,... read more
2003. A paperback copy in very good condition.
Born blind in Vietnam, Julie Yip-Williams narrowly escaped euthanasia at the hands of her grandmother, only to have to flee the political upheaval of the late 1970s with her family. Loaded into a rickety boat with three hundr... read more
A story of brilliant achievement, dazzling personalities and human frailty set against the dark background of European racism and paranoia.
The Warburgs were bankers, patrons of the arts, scholars, socialites, philanthropists and politicians. This Jewish family from Westphalia ... read more
The washerwoman's dream: the extraordinary life of Winifred Steger 1882-1981, a biography of one of Australia's forgotten writers.
2007, Second edition. A very good copy only marked by creases to the spine.
'He's like an American Alan Bennett, in that his own fastidiousness becomes the joke, as per the taxi encounter, or his diary entry about waiting interminably in a coffee-bar queue' Brian Logan, Guardian review of An Evening with David Sedaris.
The point is t... read more
1983. First thus. A very good copy in a fair d/w.
Robert Hughes has trained his critical eye on many major subjects, from the city of Barcelona to the history of his native Australia. Now he turns that eye inward, onto himself and the world that formed him. Hughes analyzes his experiences the way he might examin... read more
2006. First edition, first printing. A near fine copy with light tanning of the page edges and a gift inscription to the half title page. The d/w is fine.
|Author:||Brendon Gooneratne; Yasmine Gooneratne|
Sir John d'Oyly (1774-1824) accomplished in 1815, through shrewd diplomacy and the creation of an efficient intelligence network, the peaceful annexation on behalf of the British Crown of Sri Lanka's fiercely independent mountain k... read more
1999. A trade paperback copy in near fine condition with only very minor corner bumping.
|Author:||Sir Geoffrey Newman-Morris|
1982, First edition. A near fine copy only marked by a neat previous owners stamp to the front free endpaper.
An inspiring story of one woman's journey through heartbreaking loss to renewal and new purpose. In 2008, inspirational surgeon and Lifehouse cancer centre founder Chris O'Brien published his bestselling memoir of his battle with brain cancer, NEVER SAY DIE. But he wasn't the onl... read more
2016. First edition. A near fine copy.
Thomas Cromwell is one of the most famous - or notorious - figures in English history. Born in obscurity in Putney, he became a fixer for Cardinal Wolsey in the 1520s. After Wolsey's fall, Henry VIII promoted him to a series of ever greater offices, such that in the 1530s h... read more
This new biography reveals the conflicts in both Hardy's professional and personal life and describes a man intimately and dynamically engaged with the worlds of politics, ideas and culture as well as the world of rural 'Wessex'
2008. First edition. A fine, as new copy.