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A Home from Home - From Immigrant Boy to English Man, Alagiah, Geaorge
1 Alagiah, Geaorge A Home from Home - From Immigrant Boy to English Man
London Little Brown 2006 0316730165 / 9780316730167 Hard Cover Fine Fine 8vo - over 7" - 9" tall Signed by Author
SIGNED BY AUTHOR with no dedication to title page. A Fine unmarked copy with Fine dustjacket which is not price clipped. x + 278 pages. When the 11 year old George Alagiah was dropped off at a south coast boarding school in 1967 he was confronted with an extreme version of the very private struggle faced by all immigrants - the battle to leave the past behind and fit into a new culture. In turns both comic and poignant, Alagiah describes his transformation as a 'sink or swim' affair. A tender and evocative portrayal of the immigrant experience to the household name as the BBC's news presenter. 
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Curiouser and Curiouser  -  The Best of Sue Arnold, Arnold, Sue
2 Arnold, Sue Curiouser and Curiouser - The Best of Sue Arnold
London Constable 1985 0094666601 / 9780094666603 First Edition Hard Cover Near Fine Near Fine 8vo - over 7" - 9" tall 
A near Fine unmarked copy with near Fine dustjacket which is not price clipped. The author is well known to readers of the Observer for her sparkling, funny and idiosyncratic weekly column she writes in the magazine, and for her zest for the curious, the unexpected, and the ridiculous. Like a modern Alice, she meets a host of extraordinary people, recounting her adventures with wit and elegant economy of style. This selection, published over the last eight years, presents her best articles. **** NOT EX LIB **** 
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Stanley Baxter On Screen, Baxter, Stanley and Hoare, Ken
3 Baxter, Stanley and Hoare, Ken Stanley Baxter On Screen
London Michael Joseph 1980 0718119630 / 9780718119638 First Hard Cover Very Good Very Good 4to - over 9" - 12" tall 
A Very Good+ copy which has a very small mark to front endpaper and light creasing to the first few pages else clean and unmarked with VG dustjacket which is not price clipped. This large format volume celebrates in words and pictures his memorable television performances. For the first time we strip the gauze from the camera lens to reveal Baxter the man. 
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Trains and Buttered Toast  -  Selected Radio Talks, Betjeman, John    (edited By Stephen Games)
4 Betjeman, John (edited By Stephen Games) Trains and Buttered Toast - Selected Radio Talks
London John Murray 2006 0719561264 / 9780719561269 Hard Cover Fine Fine 8vo - over 7" - 9" tall 
A Fine unmarked copy with Fine dustjacket which is price clipped. xi + 353 pages. Eccentric, sentimental and homespun, John Betjeman's passions were mostly self-taught. He saw his country being devastated by war and progress, and he waged a private battle to save it. His only weapons were words - the poetry for which he is best known and even more influential, the radio talks that first made him a phenomenon. Now collected in book form for the first time, his broadcasts represent one of the most compelling archives of 20th century broadcasting, evoking for the modern reader Betjeman's unique perspective and the compelling magic of the golden age of wireless. 
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Sharpe Cut  -  The Inside Story of the Creation of a Major Television Series, Blandford, Linda
5 Blandford, Linda Sharpe Cut - The Inside Story of the Creation of a Major Television Series
London Harper Collins 2006 0007232144 / 9780007232147 First Edition Hard Cover Near Fine Fine 4to - over 9" - 12" tall 
A near Fine unmarked copy (Fine apart from a price written on front endpaper) with Fine dustjacket which is not price clipped. First edition, first printing. The Sharpe television series, based on the novels of Bernard Cornwell, and starring Sean Bean, was a well received historical drama. The author spent six months of the filming of 'Sharpe's Challenge' with the producers, crew and cast and has created a vivid account, full of scene and story, high drama, near disaster and comedy, a brilliant evocation of the life and work of creating a major television series. Illustrated throughout in colour. **** NOT EX LIB **** **** A LARGE HEAVY VOLUME OF 1.08 KILO UNPACKED WEIGHT WHICH WILL REQUIRE ADDITIONAL SHIPPING COST **** 
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The Kindness of Strangers, Braden, Bernard
6 Braden, Bernard The Kindness of Strangers
London Hodder and Stoughton 1990 0340525274 / 9780340525272 First Edition Hard Cover Fine Near Fine 8vo - over 7" - 9" tall 
A Fine unmarked copy with near Fine dustjacket which is not price clipped. Bernard Braden and his wife Barbara Kelly arrived in Britain from Canada in 1949 not realising that within months they would have captured the imagination and hearts of the British public. Barbara starred in 'The Male Animal' at the New Theatre, then Bernard appeared in 'A Streetcar Named Desire', directed by Laurence Olivier and starring Vivien Leigh. but it was on radio that their popular reputations were made. Fully illustrated throughout. **** NOT EX LIB **** 
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The Road Taken, Buerk, Michael
7 Buerk, Michael The Road Taken
London Hutchinson 2004 0091799678 / 9780091799670 First Edition Hard Cover Fine Fine 8vo - over 7" - 9" tall 
A Fine unmarked copy with Fine dustjacket which is not price clipped. First edition, First printing. The author has reported on some of the biggest stories including the Birmingham pub bombing, the Lockerbie disaster, he was in Buenos Aires at the start of the Falklands War and reported the death throes of apartheid in South Africa. The face of the BBC flagship evening news for many years and has fronted everything from the BBC series 999 to the erudite 'Moral Maze' on BBC Radio 4. In this autobiography he reveals the private self, his extraordinary childhood, his long and happy marriage, and his delight at fatherhood. 45 illustrations. **** NOT EX LIB **** *** A HEAVY VOLUME OF 0.886 KILO UNPACKED WEIGHT WHICH WILL REQUIRE EXTRA SHIPPING COST **** 
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Talk About America, Cooke, Alistair
8 Cooke, Alistair Talk About America
London The Bodley Head 1969 0370003349 / 9780370003344 Hard Cover Near Fine Very Good 8vo - over 7" - 9" tall 
A near Fine unmarked copy with dustjacket which has two small repaired closed tears and is not price clipped. Alistair Cooke's 'Letter from America' was a familiar weekly pleasure for millions of listeners in Britain and elsewherefor a great many years. A first collection of his broadcasts was published in 1952 and in 1968 he celebrated the 1,000th radio broadcast. He has compiled from 1952 a representative selection, which covers many subjects, many places, many people, which make up a brilliant portrait of America. **** NOT EX LIB **** 
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Leap Before You Look  -  A Memoir, Crawley, Aidan
9 Crawley, Aidan Leap Before You Look - A Memoir
London Collins 1988 0002179504 / 9780002179508 First Edition Hard Cover Very Good Very Good 8vo - over 7" - 9" tall 
A near Fine unmarked copy with dustjacket which is not price clipped. 444 pages. 24 illustrations. This is a memoir of a man who has experienced more in his lifetime than most dream of. Aidan Crawley (1908-1993) was a journalist in the 1930's making an epic tour of the world, a dairy farmer, an RAF pilot who escaped from a German prison camp, a documentary film maker, a politician who became Under Secretary of State for Air in Attlee's government, and an author. In the 1950's and 1960's, starting as a pioneer commentator for the BBC, he had a long career in television, was founder editor of ITN and first chairman of London Weekend. **** NOT EX LIB **** **** A HEAVY VOLUME OF 1.0 KILO UNPACKED WEIGHT WHICH WILL REQUIRE ADDITIONAL SHIPPING COST **** 
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The d'Alroy Diary, D'Alroy, Marceline
10 D'Alroy, Marceline The d'Alroy Diary
London Hutchinson 1933 First Edition Hard Cover Good No Jacket 12mo - over 6" - 7" tall Houghton, Lawrence Signed by Author
SIGNED BY AUTHOR on front endpaper "With best wishes". Black titles on brown cloth boards which have a few small marks and dulling to spine. Internally there is some light foxing to endpapers and sporadically to some others, a previous owner's name and separation of front endpaper and front pastedown. Otherwise a clean and tight copy. The author was a columnist on The Daily Sketch newspaper and this book is "a commentary on life at the time, intended to tease as well as to please, half playful, half serious", in fact the personal philosophy of a woman who loves living. Not dated but is in fact 1933. Delightfully illustrated by Lawrence Houghton. **** A VERY SCARCE SIGNED COPY **** 
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Day By Day  -   A Dose Of My Own Hemlock, Day, Robin
11 Day, Robin Day By Day - A Dose Of My Own Hemlock
London William Kimber 1975 0718301544 / 9780718301545 First Edition Hard Cover Fine Very Good 8vo - over 7" - 9" tall 
A Fine uninscribed copy with dustjacket which is not price clipped. 227 pages 16 photographs and 6 illustrations in the text. The veteran political interviewer presents a new slant on autobiography by presenting it as an interview of himself revealing frank answers to a host of qusetions detailing his long career in television. 
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All Our Todays  -  Forty Years of the Today Programme, Donovan, Paul
12 Donovan, Paul All Our Todays - Forty Years of the Today Programme
London Jonathan Cape 1997 0224043587 / 9780224043588 First Edition Hard Cover Very Good Very Good 8vo - over 7" - 9" tall 
A near Fine unmarked copy with VG+ complete dustjacket. The author tells the story of the BBC radio Today programme, from Jack de Manio through Brian Redhead and John Timpson to the team of John Humphries, James Naughtie, Sue McGregor and Anna Ford. Fascinating, funny and often controversial, it is compulsory reading for everyone for whom the Today programme is compulsory listening. 
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Newnes Radio and Electronics Engineer's Pocket Book  -  15th Edition, Editorial Staff of Electronics Today International
13 Editorial Staff of Electronics Today International Newnes Radio and Electronics Engineer's Pocket Book - 15th Edition
London Newnes-Butterworths 1979 0408003146 / 9780408003148 Hard Cover Near Fine No Jacket 48mo - over 3" - 4" tall 
A near Fine unmarked copy which has a name label to inside front cover. 191 pages. An invaluable compendium of facts, figures and formulae, indispensable to the designer, student service engineer, and all interested in radio and electronics. This edition has been completely revised. The omission of obsolete and unnecessary information has made room for a considerable amount of new material relating to developments in radio and electronics. 
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Woman in a Man's World, Essex, Rosamund
14 Essex, Rosamund Woman in a Man's World
London Sheldon Press 1977 0859691292 / 9780859691291 First Edition Hard Cover Fine Very Good 8vo - over 7" - 9" tall 
A Fine unmarked copy with VG+ complete dustjacket which has some light fading to spine. When the author was at school she was told that, because of the decimation of the First World War, her chances of marriage was 1 in 10 and so she buckled down to make an independent life of her own. She went on to Oxford, became a political secretary, journalist and editor of a Fleet Street newspaper and although she never married it did not stop her from adopting a son. A rich autobiography with schooldays with Dilys Powell, Edward Heath as a journalistic colleague and her friendship with many churchmen, including Geoffrey Fisher of Canterbury, William Temple and Michael Ramsey. Still full of energy when she retired at 60 she started a new career with Christian Aid, travelling, speaking and preaching for the deprived and underprivileged. 9 illustrations. 
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The Golden Age of Radio  -  An Illustrated Companion, Gifford, Denis
15 Gifford, Denis The Golden Age of Radio - An Illustrated Companion
London B.T. Batsford 1985 0713442344 / 9780713442342 First Edition Hard Cover Near Fine Very Good 4to - over 9" - 12" tall 
A near Fine copy with a gift inscription to front endpaper with VG+ dustjacket which has fading to spine and has been lightly taped to inside boards. 319 pages. Radio pictorial station chart endpapers. Foreword by Richard Murdoch. Over 1600 entries make up this, the first ever reference guide to the programmes, the entertainers, the dance bands, the comedy characters and the catchphrases that make up the Golden Age of Radio - or perhaps of the Wireless. Alphabetically arranged with over 180 illustrations, it is a nostalgic and vivid portrait of the pioneering days of broadcasting. PLEASE NOTE: A LARGE HEAVY VOLUME OF 1.03 KILO UNPACKED WEIGHT WHICH MAY REQUIRE ADDITIONAL SHIPPING COST 
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Politics Apart  -  A Selection of 'Listener' Endpieces, Hattersley, Roy
16 Hattersley, Roy Politics Apart - A Selection of 'Listener' Endpieces
London British Broadcasting Corporation 1982 0563200588 / 9780563200581 First Edition Hard Cover Fine Very Good 8vo - over 7" - 9" tall 
A Fine unmarked copy with VG+ complete dustjacket. The politician, author and essayist wrote 114 'Endpieces' for The Listener between September 1979 and December 1981 before moving on to The Guardian and these won him Granada's Columnist of the Year for 1981. This book contains 51 of these grouped to reflect the five recurring themes of the column. A delightful selection of essays. *** NOT EX LIB *** 
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The Emmerdale Companion  -  A Celebration of Twenty-Five Years, Hayward, Anthony
17 Hayward, Anthony The Emmerdale Companion - A Celebration of Twenty-Five Years
London Orion 1997 075281043X / 9780752810430 First Edition Hard Cover Fine Fine 4to - over 9" - 12" tall 
A Fine unmarked copy with Fine dustjacket which is not price clipped. From its beginning in 1972, the television programme 'Emmerdale' has become an institution, regularly attracting audiences of 13 million. The book is a celebration of its silver jubilee, in which the author has been given unique access to the cast and crew, tracing the serial's history, looking at the real-life dramas behind the scenes and interviews old and new members of the cast, illustrated throughout with many previously unseen photographs. **** NOT EX LIB **** **** A HEAVY VOLUME OF 0.87 KILO UNPACKED WEIGHT WHICH WILL REQUIRE ADDITIONAL SHIPPING COST **** 
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The Last Christmas Show, Hope, Bob     (as Told to Pete Martin)
18 Hope, Bob (as Told to Pete Martin) The Last Christmas Show
London Robert Hale 1976 070915660X / 9780709156604 First Edition Hard Cover Fine Fine 8vo - over 7" - 9" tall 
A Fine unmarked copy with Fine price clipped dustjacket. First UK edition. An account of Bob Hope's weekly radio show which started off in March Field in Riverside, California in 1941 and which for the next five years was broadcast from military bases, then in 1942 to Alaska and in 1943 the first Christmas trip overseas to England, Africa, Sicily and Iceland. These shows continued until the actual last Christmas show in 1972. Filled with accounts of the entertainers of those three decades and replete with anecdotes and 74 illustrations. **** NOT EX LIB **** 
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Citizen Greg  -  The Extraordinary Story of Greg Dyke and How He Captured the BBC, Horrie, Chris and Clarke, Steve
19 Horrie, Chris and Clarke, Steve Citizen Greg - The Extraordinary Story of Greg Dyke and How He Captured the BBC
London Simon and Schuster 2000 0684866714 / 9780684866710 First Edition Hard Cover Fine Fine 8vo - over 7" - 9" tall 
A Fine unmarked copy with Fine dustjacket which is not price clipped. First dition, First printing. 290 pages. Greg Dyke's astonishing rags-to-riches rise from sacked Marks and Spencer trainee via a short career as a Labour politician to become the most important person in British broadcasting is recounted in a series of extraordinary episodes in which Dyke defies his critics and rebuilds his career again and again. His life is followed from his days as a streetwise newspaper reporter and union activist through to his first break in television at London Weekend Television and his bitter battle to become top man at the BBC. 
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Devil's Advocate, Humphrys, John
20 Humphrys, John Devil's Advocate
London Hutchinson 1999 009180048x / 9780091800482 First Edition Hard Cover Near Fine Very Good 8vo - over 7" - 9" tall 
A near Fine uninscribed copy which has one small dent to side with complete dustjacket. The veteran journalist and interviewer puts into context the changes that have taken place in Britain over some 40 years that he has been a journalist. He asks whether we are happy as a nation with the changes and although we are better off he believes that there is one voice which is dominant, that of consumer populism, which is the increasing commercialisation, but also media pressure, with the result of a coarsening of the fabric of our daily lives. This is his first book and he poses very relevant questions for today. *** NOT EX LIB *** 
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