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      Mawson A Life.

      Mawson A Life.

      His name is strongly associated with the establishment of Australia's claim to Antarctic territory and Australia's continuing influence in Antarctic affairs, but this fascinating account provides a scholarly portrait of the polar explorer's life and...

      Was: $39.95
      Now: $9.95
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      Hans Christian Andersen: European Witness.

      Hans Christian Andersen: European Witness.

      Binding's scholarly biography details how Andersen's father died of tuberculosis, his mother was an alcoholic washerwoman who ended in an asylum, and when little Hans was put to work in a cloth mill, the other employees, on hearing him sing, tore off his...

      Was: $102.95
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      Maps of My Life.

      Maps of My Life.

      We couldn't put this down, as we love maps too. He charts his life through a series of idiosyncratic cartographic treasures. These include his birthplace of Chipping Norton, 'the golden navel of the universe', to a map of Jamaica taken from a souvenir...

      Was: $27.95
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      Young Elliot: From St. Louis to the Waste Land.

      Young Elliot: From St. Louis to the Waste Land.

      Traces the life of the 20th century's most important poet, beginning with his childhood in St Louis, which was shaped by an idealistic, bookish family and laced with tragedy. He explores Eliot's marriage to Vivian Haigh-Wood and draws on new interviews,...

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      Lord Esher: A Political Biography.

      Lord Esher: A Political Biography.

      As one of the leading military reformers of the 19th and 20th centuries, Reginald Baliol Brett, second Viscount Esher (1852-1930), sat in both Houses of Parliament, was a high ranking civil servant, friend and confidential advisor to three Sovereigns and...

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      The World Is What It Is: The Authorized Biography of V.S. Naipaul.

      The World Is What It Is: The Authorized Biography of V.S. Naipaul.

      The Nobel prize winner is a compelling literary figure on the world stage and this is a superb and sensitive account of the enigmatic genius. He portrays Naipaul's childhood in Trinidad, his growth as a writer, draws fine distinctions between Naipaul's...

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      Pevsner: The Early Life: Germany and Art.

      Pevsner: The Early Life: Germany and Art.

      Nikolaus Pevsner was Ôan icon of Englishness'. His work and writing on English architecture and architectural taste made him a celebrity. But he was born in Germany and grew up there.This biography enriches our understanding of the scholar, Ôwho came to...

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      The Goddess Pose.

      The Goddess Pose.

      When the woman who would become Indra Devi was born in Russia in 1899, yoga was virtually unknown outside of India. By the time of her death, in 2002, it was being practiced everywhere, from Brooklyn to Berlin to Ulaanbaatar. This traces the life of the...

      Was: $49.95
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      Five Minutes of Amazing: My Race Against Dementia.

      Five Minutes of Amazing: My Race Against Dementia.

      When he was 38 Chris was diagnosed with a rare form of dementia. After his son was born he embarked upon a 16,000mile cycle around North America to raise money and awareness for Alzheimer's research. ÔArmed only with his bike, a sense of humour and some...

      Was: $56.95
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      The World's Strongest Librarian: A Book Lover's Adventures.

      The World's Strongest Librarian: A Book Lover's Adventures.

      This is an inspirational true story of a six foot seven geekish librarian who just happened to be a Mormon with Tourette syndrome. His attempts to overcome his disability through losing himself in books are humourous and uplifting until finally he finds...

      Was: $32.95
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      A Tale of Three Cities: The Life and Times of Lord Daer, 1763-1794.

      A Tale of Three Cities: The Life and Times of Lord Daer, 1763-1794.

      There are few records of Basil William Douglas, Lord Daer, because the family library was destroyed by fire many years ago, therefore Harris has gathered together what is known about his life and used it as a vehicle for examining the nature of Scottish...

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      Head Over Heel: Seduced by Southern Italy.

      Head Over Heel: Seduced by Southern Italy.

      An entertaining and humorous account of an Australian bloke falling in love with an Italian girl and moving to her home town in Puglia. His writing evokes small-town Italian life, the cultural divide, and infuriating bureaucracy. Then there's Daniela's...

      Was: $27.95
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      Einstein At Home.

      Einstein At Home.

      Einstein's well-known idiosyncrasies come to life in the post-war reminiscences of his housekeeper from 1927-1933 in Germany: his dishevelled hair that was only poorly trimmed by his myopic wife; his love of classical music; his playing of the violin to...

      Was: $36.95
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      Heroes: Saviours, Traitors and Supermen.

      Heroes: Saviours, Traitors and Supermen.

      She evokes heroism through the telling of eight famous lives Ð Achilles, Odysseus, Alcibiades, Cato, El Cid, Francis Drake, Wallenstein, and Garibaldi, a real portrait gallery of charismatic men and elegantly told. She provides fascinating anecdotes and...

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      Mr Foote's Other Leg.

      Mr Foote's Other Leg.

      Samuel Foote was a one legged comedy superstar performing on the 18th-century stage. His remarkable story is one of comedy and criminality, of rakes and revolutions, lowlifes and high art, cottaging and kings, and of London itself. His scandalous life...

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      Now: $9.95
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      The Riviera Set.

      The Riviera Set.

      Tells the story of a famous house and those who peopled it between 1930 and 1960 and uncovers glittering lives and scandalous loves.The exquisite white art deco house, Chateau de l'Horizon, was built by the American actress Maxine Elliott. Wealth,...

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