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WITH CHATWIN: PORTRAIT OF A WRITER

By: Clapp, Susannah

Price: ¥500.00

Publisher: Jonathan Cape: 1997

Seller ID: RWARE0000016360

ISBN: 0224032585

Condition: Very Good


With Chatwin is a charming exploration of the life of beloved writer Bruce Chatwin. Chatwin--both high-brow and low-, both collector and nomad--was a man of contradictions. His writing "hovered teasingly between fact and fict ion," and he was fascinated by paradoxical subjects: a private art collecti on in a Communist country; a publicity-loving woman who lives alone in the desert. For Chatwin, being on the road was an obsession. He "was an inventi ve and adventurous traveller," an itinerant who got writer's block at home and who believed that people are happiest when on the mo... View more info

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DON'T STOP ME NOW: CLARKSON

By: Clarkson, Jeremy

Price: ¥600.00

Publisher: Michael Joseph: 2007

Seller ID: RWARE0000039242

ISBN: 0718153464

Condition: Very Good


Jeremy Clarkson knows there's more to life than cars. There is, after all, a whole world out there just waiting to be discovered. So, before he gets o n with the job in hand, he'd like to take some time out to consider the big ger picture. Don't worry, he'll get on to the car bit eventually, but befor e he does, there's time to learn about: · The unfortunate collapse of the British Empire · Why Galapagos tortoises are all mental · France, reduced to the size of a small coconut · Why Jeremy Paxman and the bass guitarist of AC/DC aren't so very differe nt · The problems of being Englis... View more info

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STRONG AT THE BROKEN PLACES: VOICES OF ILLNESS, A CHORUS OF HOPE

By: Cohen, Richard M.

Price: ¥600.00

Publisher: Harper Perennial: 2009

Seller ID: RWARE0000020347

ISBN: 0060763124

Condition: Near Fine


A crisp clean softcover, no markings throughout: This unusual book gives a voice to the voiceless--the chronically disabled who, in our health-conscious society, are defined by their disease....In this advocacy book, written like a personal journal, Cohen tells their stories....Strong at the Broken Places ends on a note of hope.(Providence Journal ). View more info

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ACCOMODATING BROCOLLI IN THE CEMETARY

By: Cook, Vivian J.

Price: ¥700.00

Publisher: Profile Books Ltd: 2004

Seller ID: RWARE0000027243

ISBN: 1861976232

Condition: Near Fine/Near Fine


This delightful, quick-footed book celebrates the English language by explo ring the rich treasure house of spelling in all its variety - setting tests and proposing rules, with illuminating quotations and tantalising lists He adrillaz and Misteeq; Naming Pop Groups; miniscule parallels; non-letters; the three-letter rule; Faeder ure pup e eart on heofunum; UK number plates; HipHop spelling; East Anglian place-names; the E-cancellation spelling tes t - these are just some of the intriguing subjects presented in this must-h ave, must-give little book. View more info

CLASS

By: Cooper, Jilly

Price: ¥400.00

Publisher: Corgi: 1980

Seller ID: RWARE0000042451

ISBN: 0552115258

Condition: Very Good


Originally published in 1979 by Eyre Methuen Limited, a humorous observatio n of the English class system by the author of RIDERS and APPASSIONATA. View more info

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LOVE AND MARRIAGE

By: Cosby, Bill

Price: ¥350.00

Publisher: Bantam: 1990

Seller ID: RWARE0000033923

ISBN: 0553284673

Condition: Good


The reigning King of Comedy demonstrates warmth, wit, and wisdom as he take s on two subjects close to us all. Cosby shares his thoughts on everything from childhood romances and adolescent crushes to first lovers, dating, and the rewards of marriage. View more info

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CHILDHOOD

By: Cosby, Bill

Price: ¥300.00

Publisher: Bantam Books Ltd: 1992

Seller ID: RWARE0000033982

ISBN: 0553405403

Condition: Very Good


A salute to childhood by the American entertainer, Bill Cosby. It blends an ecdotes from his own childhood with observations on children today. View more info

FIVE PATIENTS

By: Crichton, Michael

Price: ¥500.00

Publisher: Corgi Childrens: 1973

Seller ID: RWARE0000020570

ISBN: 0552091685

Condition: Good


ER has become the most succesful television series in the world since CHARL IE'S ANGELS. Michael Crichton created the series from his own experiences a s a medical doctor in the emergency rooms, operating rooms and wards of Mas sachusetts General Hospital. FIVE PATIENTS is Michael Crichton's true accou nt of the real life dramas so vividly portrayed in ER. A construction worke r is seriously injured in a scaffold collapse: a middle-aged despatcher is brought in suffering from a fever that has reduced him to a delirious wreck ; a young man nearly severs his hand in an accident; an airline trave... View more info

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FAT LAND (HOW AMERICANS BECAME THE FATTEST PEOPLE IN THE WORLD)

By: Critser, Greg

Price: ¥500.00

Publisher: Penguin: 2003

Seller ID: RWARE0000010611

ISBN: 0141019034

Condition: Very Good


America is suffering an epidemic of obesity and we are fast catching up. Th is is an account of the history and biology of the fattening of America at the moment when it is emerging as a political issue too. View more info

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OUR DAY TO END POVERTY: 24 WAYS YOU CAN MAKE A DIFFERENCE

By: Daley-Harris, Shannon

Price: ¥600.00

Publisher: Berrett-Koehler Publishers: 2007

Seller ID: RWARE0000019379

ISBN: 1576754464

Condition: Near Fine


A crisp clean softcover, no markings throughout: Imagine ending poverty at home and around the globe in our own lifetimes. Imagine your actions combining with others; actions to make poverty history. With originality and imagination, this book invites us to look at our very ordinary days, from waking up in the morning to going to bed in the evening, and to begin to think about poverty in new and creative ways. "Our Day to End Poverty" is organized into 24 "hour/chapter" segments. Each chapter/hour of the day proposes a variety of fun and practical actions one can take to help o... View more info

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THE BIBLE CODE 2 THE COUNTDOWN

By: Drosnin, Michael

Price: ¥800.00

Publisher: Simon & Schuster: 2002

Seller ID: RWARE0000014695

ISBN: 0753817411

Condition: Very Good


' "Twin Towers" was encoded in the 3000-year-old text. "Airplane" appeared in exactly the same place. "It caused to fall, knocked down" crossed "airpl ane" and "towers"...But it was not this terrorist attack that really shook me . It was what the Bible code predicted was yet to come.' This is the sensational sequel to THE BIBLE CODE, which rocketed to the top of the bestseller charts in 1997. The discovery of a code encrypted in the Bible some 3000 years ago caught the public imagination. But if this code predicted the disastrous events of 9/11, what mo... View more info

CONSPIRACY: WHO KILLED JFK

By: Duffy, James R.

Price: ¥300.00

Publisher: S.P.I. Books: 1993

Seller ID: RWARE0000005534

ISBN: 156171190X

Condition: Good


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MORE REFLECTIONS ON THE MEANING OF LIFE

By: Editors, Life Magazine

Price: ¥1,000.00

Publisher: Little Brown & Co: 1992

Seller ID: RWARE0000042707

ISBN: 0316294098

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. Some edge creasing on dust jacket. A collection of 140 color and duotone photographs by the world's leading photographers is accompanied by the observations and meditations on the meaning of life by such notables as Jonas Salk, Garrison Keillor, Corazon Aquino, and others. 15,000 first printing. View more info

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AIR BABYLON

By: Edwards-Jones, Imogen

Price: ¥500.00

Publisher: Non Basic Stock Line: 2006

Seller ID: RWARE0000021117

ISBN: 0552155179

Condition: Very Good


A crisp clean softcover, no markings throughout: Imogen Edwards-Jones is the co-author of the Sunday Times bestseller Hotel Babylon, as well the author of the novels My Canape Hell, Shagpile, The Wendy House and Tuscany for Beginnners. A seasoned traveller, she is well versed in the joys and otherwise of air travel. Anonymous is a collection of airline staff, front of house as well as behind the scenes, whose identities must remain secert in order to protect the guilty. View more info

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NICKEL AND DIMED: ON

By: Ehrenreich, Barbara

Price: ¥550.00

Publisher: Holt, Henry & Company, Inc: 2002

Seller ID: RWARE0000040427

ISBN: 0805063897

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. Millions of Americans work full-time, year-round, for poverty-level wages. In 1998, Barbara Ehrenreich decided to join them. She was inspired in part by the rhetoric surrounding welfare reform, which promised that a job -- an y job -- could be the ticket to a better life. But how does anyone survive, let alone prosper, on six to seven dollars an hour? To find out, Ehrenreic h left her home, took the cheapest lodgings she could find, and accepted wh at... View more info

CAT AMONG THE PIGEONS: A CATHOLIC MISCELLANY

By: Ellis, Alice Thomas

Price: ¥450.00

Publisher: Flamingo: 1994

Seller ID: RWARE0000005735

ISBN: 0006548180

Condition: Fine


A collection of stories from Alice Thomas Ellis's weekly column in the "Cat holic Herald" View more info

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SOME AMERICAN MEN

By: Emerson, Gloria

Price: ¥800.00

Publisher: Simon & Schuster: 1985

Seller ID: RWARE0000005531

ISBN: 0671245880

Condition: Very Good


Emerson's special qualities that make her journalism in the New York Times notableshe is also a National Book Award winner for Winners and Losersserve well here to delineate portraits of men in their struggles with work, duty , love and manhood. She makes clear, for example, in these cross-generation al closeups of American males that "visible emotion" is seen "as a form of surrender," even as men suffer deeply; that masculinity is considered to be on endless trial, never fixed or complete; that helplessness is unbearable to men; that work offers a man the chance to assume he i... View more info

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THE 4-HOUR WORK WEEK: ESCAPE THE 9-5, LIVE ANYWHERE AND JOIN THE NEW RICH

By: Ferriss, Timothy

Price: ¥650.00

Publisher: Ebury Press: 2011

Seller ID: RWARE0000046697

ISBN: 0091929113

Condition: Very Good/Good


Forget the old concept of retirement and the rest of the deferred-life plan - there is no need to wait and every reason not to, especially in unpredic table economic times. Whether your dream is escaping the rat race, experien cing high-end world travel, earning a monthly five-figure income with zero management, or just living more and working less, this book is the blueprin t. This step-by step guide to luxury lifestyle design teaches: how Tim went from $40,000 dollars per year and 80 hours per week to $40,000 per MONTH a nd 4 hours per week; how to outsource your life to overseas virtual ass... View more info

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THROWIM WAY LEG: TREE-KANGAROOS, POSSUMS, AND PENIS GOURDS -- ON THE TRACK OF UNKNOWN MAMMALS IN WILDEST NEW GUINEA

By: Flannery, Tim

Price: ¥700.00

Publisher: Grove/Atlantic, Inc: 2000

Seller ID: RWARE0000046394

ISBN: 0871137313

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. In New Guinea pidgin, "throwim way leg" means to kick out your leg on the first step of a long journey. Full of adventure, wit, and natural wonders, Flannery's narrative is just such a spectacular trip - a tour de force of travel, anthropology, and natural history. View more info

THE METROSEXUAL GUIDE TO STYLE: A HANDBOOK FOR THE MODERN MAN

By: Flocker, Michael

Price: ¥400.00

Publisher: Da Capo Press: 2003

Edition: First

Seller ID: RWARE0000008644

ISBN: 0306813432

Condition: Fine


For those who avoid the style pages, the newly minted term "metrosexual" re fers to a man with a sense of fashion and a taste for culture, who loves to shop and look good, and may be of ambiguous sexual orientation. According to journalist Mark Simpson, the metrosexual "might be officially gay, strai ght or bisexual, but this is utterly immaterial because he has clearly take n himself as his own love object." Metrosexual wannabes who need some style pointers will find their questions answered in Flocker's handy manual. Lik e an extended episode of Queer Eye for the Straight Guy... View more info