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TASTING THE SKY: A PALESTINIAN CHILDHOOD

By: Barakat, Ibtisam

Price: ¥1,000.00

Publisher: Farrar, Straus and Giroux: 2007

Edition: First

Seller ID: RWARE0000019376

ISBN: 0374357331

Condition: Near Fine/Near Fine


A crisp clean first edition (as stated) no markings throughout: In a spare, eloquent memoir, Barakat recalls life under military occupatio n. In 1981 the author, then in high school, boarded a bus bound for Ramalla h. The bus was detained by Israeli soldiers at a checkpoint on the West Ban k, and she was taken to a detention center before being released. The episo de triggers sometimes heart-wrenching memories of herself as a young child, at the start of the 1967 Six Days' War, as Israeli soldiers conducted raid s, their planes bombed her home, and she fled with her family across the bo rder t... View more info

ANEDUCATION BY BARBER, LYNN ( AUTHOR ) ON OCT-15-2009, PAPERBACK

By: Barber, Lynn

Price: ¥550.00

Publisher: Penguin Books Ltd: 2009

Seller ID: RWARE0000039955

ISBN: 0141044144

Condition: Very Good


Lynn Barber's true story, now a major film of the same name scripted by Nic k Hornby. At 16, Lynn Barber was an ambitious schoolgirl working towards a place at Oxford, when she was picked up at a bus-stop by an attractive olde r man in a sports car. So began a relationship that almost wrecked her life . Barber's fascinating memoir takes us beyond this bizarre episode, reveali ng how it left her with an abiding mistrust of men which paradoxically led her to a promiscuous life-style at university until she met her husband-to- be. An Education tells how she went on to work for seven years at dari... View more info

THE INNOCENT ANTHROPOLOGIST: NOTES FROM A MUD HUT

By: Barley, Nigel

Price: ¥500.00

Publisher: Henry Holt & Co: 1992

Seller ID: RWARE0000044557

ISBN: 0805019677

Condition: Good


Describes the misadventures of a novice anthropologist trying to study the culture of the Dowayo people of the Cameroons. View more info

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IRIS A MEMOIR OF IRIS MURDOCH

By: Bayley, John

Price: ¥500.00

Publisher: Abacus Uk: 1999

Seller ID: RWARE0000017884

ISBN: 0349112150

Condition: Very Good


A crisp clean softcover, no markings throughout: John Bayley's account of his long and loving marriage to the great novelist Iris Murdoch takes us on a journey, from their love affair's comically inauspicious beginnings in the Oxford of the early fifties (Bayley courted Iris on account of her unchallenging plain looks and their first date consisted of a revolting dinner followed by a disastrous dance when Iris sprained her ankle) to its slow and painful closure when the onset of Alzheimer's more than forty years later, which should be devastating. Yet as Bayley charts the gradual dissolution o... View more info

ELEGY FOR IRIS

By: Bayley, John

Price: ¥2,200.00

Publisher: St Martins Pr: 1999

Edition: First

Seller ID: RWARE0000007933

ISBN: 0312198647

Condition: Fine/Fine


A highly collectible first edition/printing, a tight clean copy, protected in a new brodart wrapper, no inscriptions or markings, not price clipped an ex-library or a book of the month club edition; In one of literary history's ghastlier ironies, Iris Murdoch, the author of such highly intellectual and philosophical novels as A Severed Head and Under the Net, was diagnosed in 1994 with Alzheimer's disease, which slowly destroys reasoning powers, memory, even the ability to speak coherently. Her husband, English literary critic John Bayley, unsparingly depicts his wife's affliction in prose as... View more info

IRIS AND THE FRIENDS B.

By: Bayley, John

Price: ¥400.00

Publisher: Abacus: 2000

Seller ID: RWARE0000023273

ISBN: 0349113106

Condition: Very Good


A crisp clean softcover, no markings throughout: After more than three years of suffering from Alzheimer's disease, the novelist and philosopher Iris Murdoch died in January 1999. Early that month she was taken to a home for the terminally ill, and she remained radiant and calm for the last weeks of her life. The last year or so of Iris Murdoch's life provides the framework for IRIS AND THE FRIENDS, but within this structure John Bayley returns repeatedly to memories of his own earlier life, and of more than forty years of marriage to Iris. Alzheimer's is a lonely predicament for the carer, a... View more info

A LONG WAY GONE: MEMOIRS OF A BOY SOLDIER

By: Beah, Ishmael

Price: ¥650.00

Publisher: Farrar, Straus and Giroux: 2007

Seller ID: RWARE0000041445

ISBN: 1553652991

Condition: Very Good/Good


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ENOCH SOAMES

By: Beerbohm, Max

Price: ¥700.00

Publisher: Kessinger Pub Co: 2004

Seller ID: RWARE0000038174

ISBN: 1419117939

Condition: Very Good


A copy that has been read, but is in excellent condition. Pages are intact and not marred by notes or highlighting. The spine remains undamaged. It occurs to you that he was a fool? It didn't to me. I was young, and had not the clarity of judgment that Rothenstein already had. Soames was quite five or six years older than either of us. Also--he had written a book. It was wonderful to have written a book. View more info

YUDKE

By: Beiles, Yudel

Price: ¥1,500.00

Publisher: Baltos lankos: 2002

Edition: First

Seller ID: RWARE0000026750

ISBN: 9955429801

Condition: Fine/Fine


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SURRENDER

By: Bentley, Toni

Price: ¥500.00

Publisher: Harper Perennial: 2006

Seller ID: RWARE0000043194

ISBN: 0007221509

Condition: Very Good


From 'The Story of O' to 'The Sexual Life of Catherine M.', readers have be en enthralled with sexually subversive memoirs by women. But even those ero tic classics don't navigate the psychosexual terrain that Toni Bentley cove rs when she meets a lover who introduces her to a radical and unexpected pl easure. 'Ms Bentley belongs to the tradition of D.H. Lawrence, Norman Mailer, Henry Miller and Anais Nin, which sees sex as an avenue to the mystical and subl ime.' New York Times Few women do it, and even fewer will admit to it. But in Toni Bentley's dar ing and intimate memoir she pulls the ... View more info

MAX PERKINS: EDITOR OF GENIUS

By: Berg, A. Scott

Price: ¥700.00

Publisher: Penguin Publishing Group: 2008

Seller ID: RWARE0000040009

ISBN: 042522337X

Condition: Very Good


A copy that has been read, but is in excellent condition. Pages are intact and not marred by notes or highlighting. The spine remains undamaged. Now the Major Motion Picture Genius, Starring Colin Firth, Nicole Kidman an d Jude Law. The National Book Award winner from Pulitzer-Prize winning author A. Scott Berg. The talents he nurtured were known worldwide: F. Scott Fitzgerald, Ernest H emingway, Thomas Wolfe, and numerous others. But Maxwell Perkins remained a mystery, a backstage presence who served these authors not only as editor but also as critic, career manager, moneylender, psychoan... View more info

THE INCREDIBLE SHRINKING CRITIC: MY EXCELLENT ADVENTURE IN WEIGHT LOSS: 75 POUNDS AND COUNTING..

By: Bernard, Jami

Price: ¥500.00

Publisher: Avery: 2007

Seller ID: RWARE0000024550

ISBN: 1583332847

Condition: Near Fine


A clean softcover, no markings throughout, NOT an ex-library book: Every extra pound tells a story . . . At five four and 230 pounds, film cri tic Jami Bernard took the plunge into what she half-jokingly calls "the hea rt of darkness"- her innermost self, where, by confronting a past both funn y and painful, she was able to let go of those pounds, one by one, week aft er week. At the end of this intensely personal, bitterly humorous journey, she had lost seventy-five of them. Jami chronicled her weight loss in the New York Daily News, where she was a film critic for thirteen years. Th... View more info

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THE COLOR OF TRUTH: MCGEORGE BUNDY AND WILLIAM BUNDY: BROTHERS IN ARMS

By: Bird, Kai

Price: ¥750.00

Publisher: Simon & Schuster: 1998

Seller ID: RWARE0000046100

ISBN: 0684809702

Condition: Very Good/Very Good


A copy that has been read, but is in excellent condition. Pages are intact and not marred by notes or highlighting. The spine remains undamaged. This dual biography of two brothers whose legal and political careers spanned World War II, the Cold War, and Vietnam is based on scores of interviews with the subjects, their families, and their colleagues, and offers a fascinating glimpse into the making American foreign policy. 50,000 first printing. View more info

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DAISY BATES IN THE DESERT

By: Blackburn, Julia

Price: ¥500.00

Publisher: Martin Secker & Warburg Ltd: 1994

Edition: First

Seller ID: RWARE0000019157

ISBN: 0436201119

Condition: Near Fine/Near Fine


A crisp clean hardcover, no markings throughout: Irish-born Bates dedicated the greatest portion of her life to living with and studying the Aborigines of Australia. In this book, Blackburn explores the life and work of this extraordinary woman. The first part presents information gained through the author's scholarly research, interviews, and travels; the second is a lengthy account of Bates's day-to-day life written from the perspective of Bates herself. The latter section is no doubt the most rewarding portion of the book, as it is well written and draws the reader into the absorbing re-cre... View more info

SECRET AND SACRED

By: Bleser, ( Editor) Carol

Price: ¥300.00

Publisher: Oxford Univ Pr: 1989

Seller ID: RWARE0000004144

ISBN: 0195061632

Condition: Very Good


Secret and Sacred: The Diaries of James Henry Hammond, a Southern Slavehold er. View more info

A SECOND WIND: THE TRUE STORY THAT INSPIRED THE MOTION PICTURE THE INTOUCHA BLES

By: Borgo, Philippe Pozzo di

Price: ¥500.00

Publisher: Atria: 2012

Seller ID: RWARE0000036507

ISBN: 145169704X

Condition: Very Good


A copy that has been read, but is in excellent condition. Pages are intact and not marred by notes or highlighting. The spine remains undamaged. View more info

MAXWELL: THE OUTSIDER

By: Bower, Tom

Price: ¥550.00

Publisher: Mandarin: 1991

Seller ID: RWARE0000041846

ISBN: 0749302380

Condition: Very Good


Traces the life of the controversial British publisher, recounts how he bui lt his empire, and examines the charges of mismanagement that surfaced afte r his mysterious death. View more info

THE LOVE STORY OF W.B. YEATS AND MAUD GONNE

By: Brady, Margery

Price: ¥500.00

Publisher: Mercier Press: 2004

Seller ID: RWARE0000025531

ISBN: 0853429359

Condition: Near Fine


A crisp clean softcover, no markings throughout: A dramatic and compelling story of the great love of W. B. Yeats for Maud Gonne, the woman he immortalised in his poems. Set in the late nineteenth and early twentieth centuries, this romantic tale unfolds against a backdrop of political unrest and tenant agitation in Ireland. The poet W. B. Yeats was a central figure in the Irish literary revival while Maud Gonne, a political activist, was passionately involved in the struggle for Irish independence. View more info

DAVID BRINKLEY: A MEMOIR

By: Brinkley, David

Price: ¥700.00

Publisher: BALLANTINE:

Seller ID: RWARE0000006188

ISBN: 0345374029

Condition: Near Fine


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WILDNESS WITHIN, THE: REMEMBERING DAVID BROWER

By: Brower, Kenneth

Price: ¥750.00

Publisher: Heyday: 2012

Seller ID: RWARE0000040414

ISBN: 1597141860

Condition: Very Good


A copy that has been read, but is in excellent condition. Pages are intact and not marred by notes or highlighting. The spine remains undamaged. The twentieth-century environmental movement owes much to a single man: Dav id Brower. Countless natural wonders would have been lost if not for his ef forts and the tremendous energy put forth by organizations he directed and/ or founded (including the Sierra Club, Friends of the Earth, and the Earth Island Institute). A tireless defender of wild areas, Brower worked to prot ect iconic places, including the Grand Canyon and the California redwood fo... View more info