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    Wine, Women and Song: A Spitfire Pilot's Story Compiled from Doug Brown's Letters and Reminscences

    R625,00
    Spitfire pilot Doug Brown's RAF experiences. The first solo in a Spitfire was almost his last and he crashed on his first operation. It was a life of contrasts: the thrill of flying; the loss of fellow airmen; anticipation of combat; the boredom of 'readiness'; indulgent mess banquets; pranks and comradeship; and the unrelenting toil of war.

    Roy Jenkins: A Well-Rounded Life

    R508,00
    Presents the biography of Roy Jenkins who was a Prime Minister of Britain. This books shows how he drove through the decriminalisation of homosexuality and the legalisation of abortion, abolished theatre censorship and introduced the first legislation to outlaw discrimination on grounds of both race and gender.

    Hermann Goering in the First World War: The Personal Photograph Albums of Hermann Goering: Part 1

    R625,00
    A Forensic photographic study of Hermann Goering's first period of notoriety, as a World War One fighter ace

    Heinrich Himmler: A Photo History of the Reichsfuhrer-SS

    R1 000,00
    A detailed study of Himmler's available diaries illustrating his private life and work itinerary, supplemented by photos chronicling his life.

    The Reluctant Empress: A Biography of Empress Elisabeth of Austria

    R718,00
    Empress Elisabeth of Austria, known to her family as 'Sisi', belongs to a famous love story of European royalty. In 1853 the Emperor Franz Josef, the most eligible bachelor in Europe, fell in love with her at first sight when she was 15. They were married the next year.

    Himmler's Diary 1945: A Calendar of Events Leading to Suicide

    R625,00
    Reichsfuhrer-SS Heinrich Himmler instigated the mass murder of European Jews. 1945 saw his fall from second-most powerful man in Germany after Hitler to his suicide in British captivity. Throughout 1945 Himmler showed little sign of his supreme power, moving between action and indecision: V-2 rockets, release of camp prisoners and peace feelers.

    The Amazing Life of Ormond McGill

    R738,00
    This autobiography is a different kind of magical hypnotism book. It tells you all the secrets of hypnotism. And it tells you about the life of the most famous stage hypnotist of the 20th century, a lifetime devoted to professional performance of the magic, the mystic and the hypnotic.

    Macmillan: The Official Biography

    R782,00
    Alistair Horne's magisterial official biography of Harold Macmillan, reissued to celebrate the twentieth anniversary of publication. With a Foreword by Lord Carrington

    David Livingstone, Africa's Greatest Explorer: The Man, the Missionary and the Myth

    R625,00
    This biography covers Livingstone's life and examines his relationship with his family who were the main casualties of his endless explorations. It looks at his legacy through to the modern day; he was an immensely curious person and made many observations of the flora and fauna. His legacy includes maps, geographical observations and samples.

    Ettore Sottsass and the Poetry of Things

    R536,00
    The incredible life story of one of the 20th century's most important designers, who knew everyone from Hemingway to Picasso.

    Mary Tudor

    R582,00
    Mary Tudor is often written off as a twisted queen who tried desperately to pull England back to the Catholic Church that was so dear to her mother, and sent many to burn at the stake in the process. This biography argues that Mary, neither boring nor basically bloody, was a hard-working, 'hands on', and decisive queen than is commonly recognized.

    Reinventing Food: Ferran Adria: The Man Who Changed the Way We Eat

    R531,00
    The story behind the world's most iconic and revolutionary chef.

    Audrey at Home: Memories of My Mother's Kitchen

    R540,00
    "Enter Audrey Hepburn's private world in this unique biography compiled by her son that combines recollections, anecdotes, excerpts from her personal correspondence, drawings, and recipes for her favorite dishes written in her own hand, and more than 250 previously unpublished personal family photographs"--Amazon.com.

    David Bowie on Reflection

    R750,00
    This is the true story of the many faceted diamond, legend and music Icon David Bowie.