Category: Literature


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A Poet in the Family - an Autobiography of Dannie Abse

By: Abse, Dannie

Price: $7.00

Publisher: London, Hutchinson: 1974

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 1628

Abse has written a full-scale autobiography which explores in depth and with lyrical feeling his Welsh childhood in the thirties, his years as a student in London and the twin centres of his existence since that time, medicine and poetry.198p. Tear to top spine of jacket, scuffing to bottom edge. Shelf wear to book. Top corner of front page gone.; 8vo View more info

HENRY KENDALL The Man and the Myths

By: Ackland, Michael

Price: $18.50

Publisher: Melbourne, Miegunyah Press: 1995

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 16212

Index, notes and bibliography. Unclipped jacket. "Long overdue assessment of a man who represents and abiding part of our cultural heritage. " 800gms weight ; B&W Photographs; 8vo 8" - 9" tall; 354 pages View more info

For Sylvia : an Honest Account

By: Ackland, Valentine

Price: $11.78

Publisher: London, Chatto & Windus: 1985

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 2274

"For over forty years, Valentine Ackland was Sylvia Townsend Warner's companion and closest friend". Cover sunned? ; 64mo View more info

Australian Women Writers : a Bibliographic Guide

By: Adelaide, Debra

Price: $10.50

Publisher: London, Pandora Press: 1988

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 22580

210p. Outlines the lives and works of over 450 Australian women writers and puts rare manuscript collections on the literary map for the first time. Arranged alphabetically. Almost new. 400gms weight; 8vo View more info

The Twinkling of an Eye : Or, My Life As an Englishman

By: Aldiss, Brian W

Price: $17.50

Publisher: New York, St Martin's Press: 1999

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 1689

484p, index, illustrated autobiography of Brian Aldiss, science fiction author. Versatile, prolific, and outspoken, Aldiss writes revealingly on many issues and experiences, from literary inspiration to childhood illness, from mental breakdown to the critical attitudes towards science fiction. ; 8vo View more info

The spinning of a dream the story of John Shaw Neilson

By: Anderson, Hugh and Blake, Les

Price: $11.00

Publisher: Ascot Vale, Vic., Red Rooster Press: 1986

Seller ID: 30819

Limited to 750 copies. First published by Rigby ltd in 1972 as John Shaw Neilson. As new, looks unread. 300gms weight; B&W Illustrations; 8vo 8" - 9" tall View more info

Looking for Mr. Preston

By: Antoniou, Laura (editor)

Price: $15.00

Publisher: New York, Ny, U. S. A., Masquerade Books, Incorporated: 1995

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 6215

298p. Interviews, essays and personal reminisccences of John Preston. A celebration of the writer'slife. First printing April 1995; 8vo View more info


By: Armstrong, Judith

Price: $9.00

Publisher: Melbourne University Press: 1996

Seller ID: 24793

Index, looks unread. 400gms weight ; 8vo 8" - 9" tall; 226 pages View more info

A Diary without Dates

By: Bagnold, Enid

Price: $8.50

Publisher: Virago Press Ltd: 1978

Seller ID: 29108

Yellowed paper, owners name whited out half title page ; Diary of the author's experience as a VADnurse in World War 1, first published in 1918. 100gms weight ; 7.70 X 4.90 X 0.40 inches; 128 pages View more info

LONGHAND A Writer's Notebook

By: Bail, Murray

Price: $32.50

Publisher: Melbourne, Mcphee Gribble: 1989

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 15417

Darkened paper, no creases; "Longhand records an expatriate's view of England and parts of Europe, with notes on landscape, dialogue overhead, people met, time spent in aTropical Diseases Hospital, fragments of books, reportage and, always, ideas for stories. " 200 grams weight. ; 12mo 7" - 7½" tall; 142 pages View more info

IRIS A Memoir of Iris Murdoch

By: Bayley, John

Price: $7.00

Publisher: London, Abacus: 2002

Seller ID: 16547

Crease to bottom cornertip of front cover, no crease to spine. ; Film tie-in edition with Judi Dench photo on front cover. B/w photos of Iris Murdoch and the author. No creases, yellowed paper. 300gms weight; B&W Photographs; 12mo 7" - 7½" tall; 296 pages View more info


By: Bayley, John

Price: $7.00

Publisher: London, Abacus: 2000

Seller ID: 18355

A companion volume to Iris. 250gms weight ; B&W Photographs; 12mo 7" - 7½" tall; 282 pages View more info


By: Becker, Margot R with Martin, Ann M

Price: $11.50

Publisher: New York, Scholastic: 1993

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 18500

Biography of the creator of the popular Baby-Sitters Club series. 230gms weight; B&W Illustrations; 12mo 7" - 7½" tall; 184 pages View more info


By: Beckwith, Lillian

Price: $7.00

Publisher: Redwood Editions: 2003

Seller ID: 24138

No creases to spine. Description of life on a remote Scottish island, the start of over 20 years of writing about the Hebrides. 200gms weight ; 12mo 7" - 7½" tall; 270 pages View more info

Virginia Woolf : a Biography Volume One : Viriginia Stephen 1882-1912

By: Bell, Quentin

Price: $7.00

Publisher: Triad Granada: 1976

Seller ID: 358

228p, index. Faint crease to spine edge. 1982 reprint. B/w photos. Yellowed paper. ; B&W Photographs; 12mo View more info

Masks and Facades Sir John Vanbrugh, the Man in His Setting

By: Bingham, Madeleine

Price: $16.50

Publisher: Allen & Unwin: 1974

Seller ID: 28229

Unclipped jacket, index, 24 plates. A man of many talents, architect of Blenheim Palace. 680gms weight ; B&W Illustrations; 8.74 X 5.83 X 1.42 inches; 378 pages View more info

Daughters and Fathers

By: Bird, Carmel (Ed)

Price: $13.63

Publisher: Saint Lucia, Qld, Australia, University of Queensland Press: 1997

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 10007

304p. Paper yellowing, no crease to spine.450gms weight. ; 8vo View more info

SARAH ORNE JEWETT Her World and Her Work

By: Blanchard, Paula

Price: $24.55

Publisher: Addison Wesley: 1994

Seller ID: 22948

Index, notes and bibliography 750gms weight; Radcliffe Biography Series; B&W Photographs; 8vo 8" - 9" tall; 400 pages View more info


By: Bogarde, Dirk

Price: $9.00

Publisher: London, Viking: 1992

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 30805

Sequel to the first volume of Dirk Bogarde's autobiography A Postillion Struck by Lightning . Seen through the eyes of a 10-year old in the late 1930s, this novel recaptures an idyllic childhood, a time of love and gentleness with its sounds and scents intact, whilst the world beyond went to war." 450gms weight; B&W Illustrations; 8vo 8" - 9" tall; 216 pages View more info


By: Botsford, Gardner

Price: $21.25

Publisher: London, Granta Books: 2007

Seller ID: 22141

Wrinkled spine ; Memoir set in New York, and the New Yorker Magazine. 240gms weight ; 12mo 7" - 7½" tall; 260 pages View more info