Charity Book Auction
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Sunday 13th June 2010
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Written by the late Cedric Dickens, the last great
grandson of Charles Dickens. With Dickens’
references and quotes, and recipes for meals.
John Le Carré
The story of Justin Quayle, a British diplomat,
whose activist wife is murdered. Believing there is
more behind her murder, he seeks to uncover the
truth behind her death, and finds an international
conspiracy of corrupt bureaucracy and
The authors astonishing life has been one of
Hanbury-Tennison extremes. Recounted in this book, his adventures in
the deserts and jungles of Africa, South America and
the Far East are exciting, hair-raising and sometimes
Brian and Me
Charles Guthrie & Traces the origin and nature of the tradition from its
Michael Quinlan roots in Christian thinking.
Family Law in the
Chasing the Hoopoe John Weston
The first collection of poems from John Weston, a
career diplomat with interests in education, the arts
and the voluntary sector. He is a writer who can
weave observations of the natural world naturally
into a narrative.
This light-hearted account tells the story of a life
firstly in the mill town of Nelson in the closing years
of the cotton trade and later in Buckinghamshire. He
recalls the fascinating people with whom he came
Two Quaker Ladies Pamela
The story of a West Country Quaker family,
focussed on two of its women, is told from an
archive of journals, letters and oral history—
encompassing 100 years, including two world wars
which brought many changes to the role of middle
Joint Force Harrier
Gripping detail...A white knuckle ride in the face of
intense fire...a compelling insight into the dangerous
world of modern air warfare where an error is met
The autobiography of Charles Collingwood who
brilliantly balances being Brian Aldridge of the
Archers on air and himself off it.
A truly remarkable book, will be of interest , not
merely to family lawyers but to everyone who seeks
novel and illuminating insights into the social and
political history of the last 150 years.
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This is a book on “working guns” for the average
shooting public and is crammed with invaluable
information on the evolution of the modern shotgun.
A must have book for every shooting enthusiast.
All but my Life
An autobiography of Stirling Moss’ life to
commemorate his 60th birthday, in which he is noted
to have said that he had taken a great deal out of
motor racing but that in return he had given it all but
In 1956, Enzo Ferrari’s son Alfredino died and in
remembrance, Enzo named the Formula 2 V6 engine
that he was working on, after his son, calling it Dino.
From then on all V6 and V8 engines were known as
Dinos. Dinos have powered three World Champions.
This incredibly comprehensive work includes many
items from John Cooper’s personal records and
photo albums as well as 300+ black and white photos
and 16 colour images. Unquestionably regarded as
the benchmark work on Cooper
Pirelli Album of
Biographies of John Surtees and many other racing
In the late 1950s John Surtees was the dominant
rider in top-level British and European motorcycle
racing. In this fully illustrated and in-depth new
study, Mick Walker reassesses Surtees’ remarkable
record and explores the background to his
of Paddy Ashdown
Paddy Ashdown tells us what he did and how he did
it, and very entertaining it is too.
Wild Deer in Britain Roy A Harris and
This is a splendidly illustrated book guide to the six
species of deer living wild in Britain: red deer, roe
deer, fallow deer, sika, muntjac and Chinese.
Travels with a
Modern traveller following Ibn Batlutah’s journey
from Tangier to Mecca.
Wartime experience of a Special Operations
Executive member. (ML came from Dorst family
still living in Lytchett Minster) signed by cmb
Why Alfred Burnt
Memorable portrait of a great king. The book
addresses a moment in history that probably never
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Common mistakes and how to avoid them.
Treasures at Salters’ Anita Anderson
Book to fascinate lovers of the City of London
Lies and Loyalty
Powerful human drama dealing with gutsy
contemporary issues in today’s Britain.
Home to Roost
Affectionate, shrewd and uproariously funny.
“I buy most of my clothes at agricultural shows”,
this perhaps sums up the author.
The Red Princess
Biography of author’s grandmother born Princess
Sofka Dolgorouky in 1907 in pre-revolution St
Petersburg, her escape to England, incarceration in
France during World War 11, subsequent
membership of the Communist Party and Bohemian
life in London.
Brigade in the
Ex Guards Officer writes first specific work on the
Brigade in the Crimea. It will appeal to military
historians and those of the Household Division in
Mad Dogs and
He diverts from his usual themes to write this
riveting history of his thousand year old family.
Beyond the Limits
In the Guinness Book of Records he is the world’s
greatest living explorer. He discusses lessons learnt
from a lifetime of adventure and their application to
all walks of life.
The Kindness of
Autobiography revealing that her life has been more
eventful than suggested by her public image as a
reporter. The book is both sharp and funny
A century of women in uniform from corseted nurses
to battle camouflage, celebrating the range of roles
and heroism undertaken by the fair sex in civilian
and military life.
In Tearing Haste
Letters between Deborah Devonshire and Patrick
Leigh-Fermor from 1954 –2007. Full of laughter and
humour, a delight for Mitford and Fermor fans.
Letters between six sisters spanning eight decades,
less inhibited than their memoirs and more intimate
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Tiger and Rhino,
Animals in Art
Gloriously illustrated, these two books should be
bought together. They describe how these animals
have inspired cultures and artists across the centuries
and are sold to raise money to protect these species.
I choose you
Rhymes for the very young by Joanna Skipwith with
illustrations by Lisa Jones.
Pretty, social climbing Edith Lovery is delighted to
have snared Earl Broughton, heir to the Marquess of
Uckfield, until marriage shows her that all that
glistens is not gold. The choices she makes, and the
hearts that she breaks in the process, mean that she
has paid a high price for her dizzying advancement.
(Hardback very rare US copy and paperback English
Damian Baxter, immensely rich and quite alone is
dying and in need of an heir. He calls on an old
enemy to help him find a child, spawned in the
aftermath of the London Season of 1968. The
resulting search among the former debs, now middle
aged women, brings harsh reminders both of what
life could have been, and how much the world has
changed. (Hardback very rare US copy and
paperback English copy.)
I am Soldier
Intro by Richard
War stories from the ancient world to the 20th
Edited by Richard Decisive conflicts in history.
The Behaviour of
The Behaviour of Moths by Poppy Adams is a debut
and new and emphatic voice; this story of two batty
sisters in their huge crumbling house completely
grips and the lepidopteran theme is totally
As funny as Wodehouse and as witty as Waugh.
Moses, Citizen and
Moses, Citizen and Me is an exciting discovery—a
first novel by someone who has already found a
confident and compelling voice and who handles her
devastating material with great delicacy and
empathy. (2 copies)
Life in the Jungle
Michael Heseltine Autobiography of Michael Heseltine. One of the
most elegant reviews of political life in many years.
The Other Family
From the superb storyteller and quintessential
women’s fiction author Joanna Trollope comes a
moving and wonderfully observed new novel about
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The Road Home
Tremain allows us to see our country’s winders and
failings as if for the first time. A thoughtful, moving,
timely novel (Orange Broadband Prize for Fiction
A Century of
The History of
In the past 48 years John Batchelor has worked full
time as a freelance technical artist with commissions
for the “Eagle” producing the cutaway illustrations,
illustrating World War histories for several countries
including 110 volumes for Time Life books. Since
1986 he has designed and illustrated over 850 stamps
for 45 countries.
Rose is shrewd and coruscating on America’s ( and
Britain’s) mistaken assumptions and tactical stupidity
The Storm of War
A new history of World War II. Roberts’ mastery of
the huge variety of subjects is truly impressive and
his ability to marshall these subjects into a single
compelling narrative stunning.
Roberts offers an outstanding example of a joint
biography in this study of the actions and interactions
of Franklin Roosevelt, Winston Churchill, George
Marshall and Alan Brooke.
Blood, Sweat and
Corrigan masterfully exposes how Britain could not
prevent the Nazis storming across Europe in 1940.
Magnificently written, read and weep.
The Making of the
Mallinson show us how the men fighting and dying
in helmand today are linked by the chain of history to
those put under arms in the New Model Army more
than 360 years ago. It is hard to see this book being
bettered in the near future.
American War of
Sir John Keegan
The Nearest Guard
500 years of protecting the sovereign. The history of
Her Majesty’s Body Guard of the Honourable Corps
of Gentlemen at Arms.
Last Dorset Diaries
David Edelsten continues his much praised
reflections on rural life, in prose as lucid as it is
poetic. This book will be a delight to true
countrymen. (2 signed copies)
A slightly irreverent take on stories and myths that
surround Salisbury Cathedral, its close and the
nearby area—from the 13th century through to the
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Another classic. In its timeliness, its psychological
complexity and its unstoppable suspense, this novel
is a thriller of the first order.
The Devil’s Feather
With its sinuous plot, its accurately drawn characters
and its blistering suspense, the Devil’s Feather keeps
us riveted from first to last.
The Grenadillo Box
Much praised by reviewers, The Grenadillo Box is a
deliciously old-fashioned detective story, crafted
with all the intricacy and polish of a Chippendale
An Aristocratic Affair Janet Gleeson
The life of Harriet Spencer, Countess of
Bessborough, was one of both privilege and high
scandal. A highly readable biography… An
intelligent and wonderfully vivid portrait.
The Thief Taker
Gleeson knows her history and she knows how to
write an entertaining story.
P D James
P D James, the doyenne of detective fiction, unravels
the mystery in vivid and expressive prose,
underpinned by strong factual detail.
Ruthless and vain, TS Eliot upstages his wife
Vivienne in Carole Seymour-Jones’s biography,
Painted Shadow, as he did in life.
William Dalrymple’s travel book explores how
traditional forms of religious life in India have been
transformed in the vortex of the region’s rapid
The Snake Stone
Goodwin’s second novel is set in Istanbul and
features Yashim, the eunuch investigator. We
encounter a shadowy society dedicated to the revival
of the Byzantine Empire.
In 2002, Sotheby’s announced the discovery of a
major cache of material relating to the life of Horatio
Nelson. Martyn Downer made this discovery. He
tells the riveting historical detective story behind it.
We come to know Nelson, his wife and his mistress
in intimate detail.
An eclectic mix of meticulously researched settings,
Purves’s prose is clear and unfussy, convincing and
enjoyable. There is a warmth and sincerity about this
novel that makes one care about its outcome.
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More than a Game
(the story of cricket’s
Expertly compilied and beautifully produced. It is a
book full of insight, wisdom and dry humour, and ,
most important of all, unquenchable enthusiasm
which will be appreciated by everyone who shares it.
Take a through-the-keyhole tour of the magnificent
country estate of Chequers where British Prime
Ministers through the decades have spent time
Homeland is set in 1946, in the depths of the
countryside - an area that has not been devastated by
the bombings of the 2nd World War. However even
after the end of the war, its effects are still felt.
General Sir Mike
Autobiography: Engagingly recounted with both
intelligence and candour (2 copies)
Swift and Bold
Edited by Andrew Richly illustrated—describes the origins,
(A portrait of the
characteristics and ethos of the Green Jackets,
Royal Green Jackets)
culminating in their formationas the Royal Green
Jackets in 1966 (unsigned).
A view from the
A Century of
Christopher Chant Chant, a veteran of over 70 reference histories, and
Batchelor, who has designed postage stamps for
more than 40 countries, have produced the best
overview to date of aviation’s first century.
Extraordinary facts and episodes pertaining to
astronomy are explained. Offers over 100
informative and entertaining essays, each one with an
This short stark book is a frontline bulletin from the
operating theatre of a British Hospital giving us a
surgeon’s eye view of her work.
It’s a modern story about two girls and their sparky
friendship, right here in the 21st century. One of
them just happens to be a ghost from the 1920s. It’s a
quest, a romance, and a coming of age...and above all
Revenge of the
Middle Aged Woman
The funniest, most revealing political diaries since
Alan Clarke’s 15 years ago...Gentle, self-deprecating
humour, but no less sharp for that.
Rose Lloyd was the last to suspect that Nathan, her
husband of over twenty years, was having an affair
and that he was planning to leave her. But the
greatest shock was yet to come, for his mistress was
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The Second Wife
Sequel to the Revenge of the Middle Aged Woman.
What happens when the mistress gets her man.
Ruth Scurr does for Robespierre and the French
Revoluntion what Quentin Bell did for Virginia
Woolf and Bloomsbury. A work of genuine
scholarship and political literature.
A Crack in the edge
of the World
Simon Winchester A fascinating and definitive exploration of the
legendary earthquake that struck San Francisco in
1906 and the effect it had on the rest of the twentieth
century California and American history.
The Map that
changed the World
Simon Winchester A very human tale of endurance and achievement in
the face of ruin. William Smith spent 20 years
piecing together fragments of information to create
an epochal and remarkably beautiful hand painted
map which gave birth to modern geology.
The River at the
Center of the World
Simon Winchester A journey up the Yangtse and back, in Chinese time
Then We Sailed
One rainy October day, the Ridgway family
embarked on a remarkable adventure, fulfilling a
(A family adventure) Rebecca Ridgway dream that rarely becomes a reality. This is the
exhilarating truestory of one family’s dream to “get
away from it all”.
The Little Stranger
A story set after WW2 in Warwickshire, with a
decaying mansion and a dying way of life as its
essence, The Little Stranger has the discourses of a
modern gothic tale.
Taking on the World
When Ellen MacArthur became the youngest person
ever to complete yachting’s most gruelling race, the
Vendée Globe, she also assured herself of a place in
sporting history as the fastest woman ever to
circumnavigate the globe.
You have been
An excellent piece of written work which includes
important milestones in Uganda’s history. The author
has analysed colonial rule, and the cultural,
economic, social political and governance situation
based on his eight years experience of Colonial
Service in Uganda.