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1 6325 ADDIS, Faith Year of the Cornflake (Down to Earth Volume 1)
Softcover; Trade PB BBC Worldwide Ltd.: London; c1983,2000; First Edition Thus 224 pages Very Good- 
Spine and cover creases, covers lightly edgeworn. Page edges yellowed, several pages have creased corners; pages clean, none loose. This edition has a new foreword by the author and a cover illustration from the BBC series.; Basis for the BBC television series 'Down to Earth'. The author's fictionalized memoirs of the family's decision in the 1970s to leave their florist business in London and move to Devon. In this first book of the series we learn about their first year running a holiday camp for children ages 6-12. A fun read; recommended.; Recommended by Geraldine H. of the DES email discussion group. 
Price: 9.50 USD
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Aunt Dimity and the Duke, ATHERTON, Nancy
2 7198 ATHERTON, Nancy Aunt Dimity and the Duke
Softcover; Mass Market PB Penguin: NY; c1994, 1995; Reprint 290 pages Very Good 
Spine and cover creases, light edgewear; pages clean, none loose.; "Emma Porter is forty, fat, and frumpy, and a passionate amateur gardener. When her longtime lover dumps her for a younger woman, Emma escapes the cloying sympathy of family and friends by setting out on a summer-long driving tour of England's glorious gardens. A Dimity-contrived coincidence brings here to the little-known private gardens of Penford Hall, a sprawling Gothic mansion in Cornwall". Recommended.; "I love 'Aunt Dimity's Death' and 'Aunt Dimity and the Duke'."- Jerri C. of the ATS, AT and DES email discussion lists. Also recommended by Suzi S., Julie B., and Geraldine H. of the DES email discussion list. Image is actual copy on offer. 
Price: 5.25 USD
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3 6094 ATHERTON, Nancy Aunt Dimity's Death
Softcover; Mass Market PB Penguin: NY; c1992, 1993; Reprint 244 pages Very Good  
Faint spine creases, covers creased and lightly edgeworn, page edges pale yellow; interior pages clean, none loose. ; This first title in the Aunt Dimity series introduces us to Aunt Dimity, Lori Sheperd and the law firm of Willis & Willis. Recommended.; "I love 'Aunt Dimity's Death' and 'Aunt Dimity and the Duke'."- Jerri C. of the ATS, AT and DES email discussion lists. Also recommended by Suzi S., Julie B., and Geraldine H. of the DES email discussion list.  
Price: 5.00 USD
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Near Neighbours, CLAVERING, Molly
4 7150 CLAVERING, Molly Near Neighbours
Softcover; Trade PB Greyladies: Edinburgh; c1956, 2015; 242 pages New 
A new book. ; 'In Number Six Kirkaldy Crescent lives Mrs Lenox and her five children (all in their late teens or early twenties). Number Four, the house next door, is occupied by Miss Dorothea Balfour, a gentle and unassuming spinster who was constantly surprised to find "how astonishingly nice and good people were when you knew them....What she did not know and would not have believed was that the people who knew her could not help living up to her belief in their good qualities." It seemed only natural that a warm relationship should develop between the occupants of the two houses. This is a charming story of the friendship which blossoms between people who are so outwardly different and of the happiness it bring to both households.'

From the 1956 dust wrapper: "Molly Clavering was born in Glasgow, but lived in the country from a very early age. After six years service with the WRNS, she settled in Moffat, Dumfries, where she is now the only woman member of the Town Council.

Her chief interests are anything to do with the countryside and country life, history, folk-lore, Scottish Border traditions and country dancing- and an unclipped black poodle." (Her first poodle was given to her by her friend and neighbor D.E. Stevenson.) We also know she was active in Girl Guides as was DES. A relative of Molly Clavering believes she based Kirkaldy Crescent on Raeburn Place in Edinburgh. The dust wrapper illustration from the 1956 edition reminds us of Eglinton Crescent in Edinburgh's New Town where DE Stevenson once lived. Highly recommended.; 'One of my favorite books. There is something so satisfying about these characters and their stories.' 'Near Neighbors is a book that touches my heart, for some reason, as much as DES, which is my highest praise.'- Kristi J. of the AT and DES email discussion groups. 'a lovely book'- Geraldine H. of the DES email discussion list. ' a lovely book. It is one I will read again and again. I highly recommend it too. - Julie B. of the DES email discussion group. This title reviewed and recommended by Scott, owner of the blog "Furrowed Middlebrow" who provided biographical information about the author for this edition. Image is one of actual copies on offer. 
Price: 21.95 USD

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Artemis Fowl, COLFER, Eoin
5 6358 COLFER, Eoin Artemis Fowl
Hardcover Talk Miramax Books: NY; 2001; First US Edition; First Printing 277 pages Very Good- in Very Good dust wrapper 
Black paper covered boards stamped with silver Gnommish script on front and sliver text on spine. Spine ends and corners bumped and worn, revealing boards. Previous owner notes on front pastedown and rear free endpaper; interior pages clean and bright. Bronze metallic unclipped dust wrapper lightly edgeworn, rear panel scored as if book was once used as writing desk.; When twelve-year-old genius and criminal mastermind, Artemis Fowl, tries to restore his family fortune by capturing Captain Holly Short of the LEPrecon Unit and demanding a ransom in gold, the fairies fight back with magic and technology. The first book in the Artemis Fowl series; author is an Irish ex-elementary school teacher.; "Colfer's anti-hero, techno fantasy is cleverly written and filled to the brim with action, suspense and humor." -School Library Journal Recommended by Geraldine H. of the DES email discussion group.; Artemis Fowl, Book 1 
Price: 13.75 USD
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6 1570 Delderfield, R. F. God is an Englishman
Softcover; Mass Market PB Pocket Books: New York; (1970)1972; Reprint Very Good+  
816 pages; Light edgewear, pages beginning to brown, no spine creases. ; This first volume in the story of Adam Swann and his English transport empire begins in the late 19th century. ; This series recommended by Geraldine H. of the DES email discussion list.; The Avenue  
Price: 5.50 USD
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7 6256 DELDERFIELD, R. F. Green Gauntlet, The [Horseman Riding By volume 3]
Hardcover; Ex-Library Simon & Schuster: New York; 1968; First US Edition 475 pages Good 
Ex-library book with usual stamps and markings, a first edition rebound with library binding. Book slightly cocked, bumped spine ends and corners lightly worn (not to boards), pages yellowed and a bit soiled. ; The third volume in the 'A Horseman Riding By' series; a saga of three decades of English country life in Devon through World War II.; This author recommended by Lori B. and Geraldine H. of the DES email discussion group and by Kristi J. of the AT and DES email discussion groups. 
Price: 9.75 USD
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8 1424 Delderfield, R. F. Theirs Was the Kingdom
Hardcover Simon & Schuster: New York; 1971; Book Club Edition Very Good in Very Good- dust wrapper  
785 pages; Previous owner name on decorated free endpaper, spine head and tail bumped, corners worn; dust wrapper edgeworn, several chips and tears. ; Second volume of the Swann trilogy. ; This author recommended by Geraldine H. of the DES email discussion list.  
Price: 10.00 USD
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Day of Small Things, The, DOUGLAS, O. [Anna Buchan]
9 7151 DOUGLAS, O. [Anna Buchan] Day of Small Things, The
Softcover; Trade PB Greyladies: Edinburgh; c1930, 2012; 8vo 8" - 9" tall; 338 pages New 
A new copy.; The author was the sister of John Buchan. This is the sequel to 'The Proper Place' but can be read on its own. It is the tale of daily life in the small coast town of Fife, featuring Lady Jane and her daughter Nicole.

“To you and to me this is the day of small things – Who said that? Someone in the Bible, wasn’t it? And the small things keep you going wonderfully: the kindness of friends; the fact of being needed; nice meals; books; interesting plays; the funny people in the world; the sea and the space and the wind – not very small, are they, after all?”
Old friends and new in the Borders and Fife: Nicole and her mother, Lady Jane Rutherfurd; Mrs. Heggie; Mrs. Jackson; and Barbara Burt, now Mrs. Andrew Jackson, of Rutherfurd.
; Recommended by Geraldine H., Susan D., and Lulu D. of the DES email discussion group. 'Her novels are all on similar themes - domestic stories about family & relationships with a lot of humour & always some gentle romance. ...Her books are comforting but not saccharine, always alive to the realities of life.'- Lyn B. author of the 'I Prefer Reading' blog and member of the DoveGrey and DE Stevenson email discussion groups. 
Price: 21.75 USD

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Eyre Affair, The, FFORDE, Jasper
10 4521 FFORDE, Jasper Eyre Affair, The
Hardcover Viking: NY; 2002; First US Edition; First Printing 374 pages Very Good in Very Good+ dust wrapper 
Spine ends very lightly bumped. Skinned area on front free endpaper where previous owner address label removed, circular embossed name and initials of previous owner on title page and on last page of text. Unclipped dustwrapper very lightly edgeworn. A nice copy.; 'Meet Thursday Next, a woman of action who's "part Bridget Jones, part Nancy Drew, part Dirty Harry," according to The New York Times. She lives in a mid-1980s Britain that is like, but also startlingly unlike, our own: a place where the Crimean War never really ended, dirigibles are the only way to fly, and computers are unknown—but time travel is, as are cloned pets (dodos are currently quite popular), and literature is taken very, very seriously. And thanks to an invention by Thursday's mad-scientist uncle Mycroft, lovers of the written word can literally loose (and lose) themselves in a good book. Thursday is an investigator of the Literary Division of Special Operations Network. Her job—find and stop anyone tinkering with the world's best-loved books. Jasper Fforde's madcap literary adventure series is frequently described as various combinations of Monty Python, Douglas Adams, Umberto Eco, Terry Pratchett, Lewis Carroll, and The Norton Anthology of English Literature.' Highly recommended.; Recommended by Norma H. and Geraldine H. and Susan D. of the DES email discussion group. 
Price: 42.75 USD
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Civil Contract, A [Unabridged Audio Cassettes], HEYER, Georgette [Read by Phillada Nash]
11 6720 HEYER, Georgette [Read by Phillada Nash] Civil Contract, A [Unabridged Audio Cassettes]
Audio Tape Chivers Audio Books: Bath; c1961, 1999; Very Good 
Ten cassettes, 13 3/4 hours, unabridged; cassettes in excellent condition. Plastic clamshell case has a 1" chip missing on bottom edge. One previous owner, not ex-library. ; After the death of his father,Captain Adam Deveril, now Viscount Lynton reluctantly agrees to marry Jenny in order to save his family and their beloved estate, Fontley Priory. Jenny's father, Mr. Jonathan Chawleigh, a wealthy businessman, wants his only child to have a title and is willing to rescue the Deverils from penury so that she may have one. Jenny agrees to the marriage but as she is a shy woman with no real social ambitions, why does she marry Adam when she knows he loves another?; "One of my favourite books by this author." - Geraldine H. of the DES email discussion group. Instructions on how to convert these cassettes to MP3 versions available upon request. Decorative case matches sample image. Originally published @ $89.95. 
Price: 53.50 USD
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12 6169 HOCKEN, Sheila Emma and I
Softcover; Mass Market PB Sphere: London; 1978; 192 pages B&W Photographs: Good+  
Spine and cover creases, edgewear, pages age browned but clean; none loose.; Emma is the beloved guide dog belonging to a young woman who was blind for a good portion of her life. Their story is full of humor, inspiration, and a bit of romance.; Recommended by Geraldine H. of the DES email discussion group.  
Price: 5.75 USD
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13 6205 HOCKEN, Sheila Emma V.I.P.
Softcover; Mass Market PB Sphere: London; c1980, 1981; 181 pages B&W Photographs: Good+  
Spine and cover creases, light edgewear and soil, book is cocked. Pages pale yellow, edges darker; interior pages clean, none loose. ; The sequel to "Emma and I" (also in stock). Emma is the beloved guide dog of the author.; Recommended by Geraldine H. of the DES email discussion group.  
Price: 6.00 USD
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A Small Country Living Goes on, MCMULLEN, Jeanine
14 6265 MCMULLEN, Jeanine A Small Country Living Goes on
Hardcover W W Norton & Co Inc: NY; 1991; First US Edition 263 pages Illustrated by Trudi Finch; B&W Illustrations: Very Good+ in Very Good dust wrapper 
Spine ends very lightly bumped, small paper flaw on front free endpaper. Unclipped dust wrapper lightly edgeworn, spine very lightly sunned. A nice copy. ; Third in the series of the author's adventures with her animals and small farm in Wales. Ms. McMullen also had her own BBC radio program, "A Small Country Living".; McMullen appears briefly in one of Doreen Tovey's books when she goes to interview Doreen for her radio programme "A Small Country Living". 'I can't recommend her 3 books highly enough. They were an absolute delight to read.' - Julie B. of the DES email discussion list. Also recommended by Geraldine H. of the DES email discussion list. 
Price: 18.50 USD
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Wind in the Ash Tree, MCMULLEN, Jeanine
15 6261 MCMULLEN, Jeanine Wind in the Ash Tree
Hardcover W.W. Norton: NY; 1988; First US Edition 8vo ; 205 pages Illustrated by Michael Woods; B&W Illustrations: Very Good+ in Very Good+ dust wrapper 
Spine ends and board edges very lightly bumped, a few smudges to page edges. Unclipped dust wrapper very lightly edgeworn. A very nice copy indeed.; Delightful sequel to 'My Small Country Living'; the author's adventures with her animals and her farm in Wales. Ms. McMullen also had her own BBC radio program, "A Small Country Living". James Herriot liked this book and his admirers will too.; 'I can't recommend her 3 books highly enough. They were an absolute delight to read.' - Julie B. of the DES email discussion list. Also recommended by Geraldine H. of the DES email discussion list. 
Price: 14.00 USD
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16 4652 MEDLICOTT, Joan Gardens of Covington, The
Softcover; Mass Market PB St Martin's Paperbacks: NY; c2001,2002; Very Good+  
370 pages; Faint spine creases and very light edgewear. A very nice copy.; The second novel in the series about Hannah, Amelia, and Grace, three ladies of a certain age living in a farmhouse in Loring Valley, North Carolina.; Highly recommended by Geraldine H., Frances B., Luette S., and several other members of the DES email discussion group.  
Price: 5.75 USD
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A Young Man's Fancy, PLEYDELL, Susan [Isabel Senior nee Syme]
17 6628 PLEYDELL, Susan [Isabel Senior nee Syme] A Young Man's Fancy
Softcover; Trade PB Greyladies: Edinburgh; c1959, 2011; 390 pages New 
A new book with very faint soil to page edges.; The spring term is always disaster-prone, but this one at Ledenham School surpasses itself. The Headmaster’s invaluable secretary collapses with appendicitis and has to be replaced by Oonagh – ‘Swooner’ to the boys; a young master’s fancy, lightly turning to thoughts of love, causes a major crisis at Governors’ level; the Headmaster’s daughter Alison’s romance is beset by unwelcome public scrutiny and comment.

We meet several of the characters from "Summer Term", decent chaps and the right sort of girls, plus a few outright cads to give added spice.
; Recommended by Geraldine H. of the DES email discussion group. This title reviewed and recommended by Claire author of 'The Captive Reader' blog. 
Price: 21.50 USD
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Summer Term, PLEYDELL, Susan [Isabel Senior nee Syme]
18 6627 PLEYDELL, Susan [Isabel Senior nee Syme] Summer Term
Softcover; Trade PB Greyladies: Edinburgh; c1959, 2010; 288 pages New 
A new book with faint soil to page edges. ; When Clare Fielding, the headmaster's daughter, took her mother's place at Ledenham School for a term, she was looking forward to running the school and the house. But the arrival of her sophisticated cousin Frances and the subtle persecution of the raw new master, Angus, made the summer term at once more exciting and more difficult than she had expected.

Susan Pleydell was herself the wife of a public school headmaster and writes with authority, charm and skill in this her first novel, originally published in 1959.; Recommended by Geraldine H. of the DES email discussion group. This author recommended by Claire author of 'The Captive Reader' blog. This edition now out of print. 
Price: 23.50 USD

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19 5775 SHAW, Rebecca Talk of the Village
Softcover; Mass Market PB Orion Books: London; c1995,1999; 263 pages Very Good 
No spine creases, a bit of edgewear and rubbing, two scratches on rear cover. Page edges pale yellow; interior pages clean, none loose.; Part of the author's Tales from Turnham Malpas series. 'Turnham Malpas is alive with gossip. Does pushy newcomer Venetia have her eye on Peter, the handsome Rector? And is Jeremy, her husband, really making a success of the new health club? Whispers are even afflicting older inhabitants, and soon the village which the Rector united is divided again.'; Recommended by Geraldine H. of the DES email discussion group and Linda S. of the JASNA. 
Price: 9.25 USD
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Winter is Past, The, STREATFEILD, Noel
20 7154 STREATFEILD, Noel Winter is Past, The
Softcover Greyladies: Edinburgh; c1940, 2015; 344 pages New 
A new book.; 'The story of an English country house and the very different groups of people it shelters in wartime.

The Laurences have lived at Levet since the time of George III, but the family is now effectively shrunk to Sara, the younger Mrs. Laurence, a former actress unhappy in surroundings alien to her, and her mother-in-law Lydia, still striving to uphold the old values.

The domestic staff is ruled by Cook and an elderly Nannie, who finds new purpose when evacuees Mrs. Vidler and her children Tommy, Rosie and baby Herbert arrive from the East End.

They all struggle with the fortunes of war and the changing social order, but it is the worst winter in living memory that succeeds in uniting these disparate inhabitants of Levet and lets them move on to new and different lives.'; 'An interesting sidelight on how people from the East End might find living in the depths of the country, with people who have a very different cultural background.'- Geraldine H. of the DES email discussion group. HIghly recommended by Tom J. of the ATS, AT and DES email discussion groups. Also recommended by Barbara H. of the ATS and Angela Thirkell email discussion list. Image is one of actual copies on offer. 
Price: 21.95 USD

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A Gull on the Roof, TANGYE, Derek
21 7134 TANGYE, Derek A Gull on the Roof
Hardcover Michael Joseph: London; 1961; Fourth Printing 191 pages Illustrated by Jean Tangye; B&W Illustrations: Very Good in Very Good- dust wrapper 
First published in March 1961, this fourth printing was issued August 1961. Blue cloth covered board with gilt lettering on spine. Lightly bumped spine ends and board edges have some colour loss. Pages light brown, page edges and one interior page soiled. Unclipped dust wrapper age browned, lightly soiled, and edgeworn with some small chips and closed tears. ; The first volume of the Minack Chronicles. Derek and his wife Jeannie, leave London for Minack, a Cornish cottage where they plan to raise flowers and vegetables for market. Lovely black and white sketches by the author's wife including one of Monty the cat.; Recommended by Geraldine H., Julie B., and Lesley of the DES email discussion group. Image is actual copy on offer. 
Price: 15.95 USD
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Illustrated Lark Rise to Candleford : a Trilogy, THOMPSON, Flora
22 7121 THOMPSON, Flora Illustrated Lark Rise to Candleford : a Trilogy
Hardcover Crown: New York; 1983; First American Edition 4to 11" - 13" tall; 224 pages Illustrated by Various Illustrators; Color Illustrations: Near Fine in Very Good dust wrapper 
A lovely clean copy with red cloth binding. Unclipped dust wrapper lightly edgeworn with a few small chips and creases and two short closed tears on rear panel, spine lightly sunned.; Profusely illustrated with colour and monochrome illustrations, including several by Helen Allingham. This is a lovely abridgement of the Candleford trilogy, a fictionalized memoir of rural life in Oxfordshire in the late 1800's. Recommended.; The trilogy recommended by Geraldine H., Martha P., and Ruth of the DES email discussion group. This edition recommended by Alandra of the E Goudge email discussion list. Oversized book will not fit safely in International Priority Mail envelope. Image is actual copy on offer. 
Price: 19.50 USD
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Lark Rise To Candleford : A Trilogy, THOMPSON, Flora
23 6483 THOMPSON, Flora Lark Rise To Candleford : A Trilogy
Softcover; Trade PB David R. Godine: Boston; c1939-43, 2009; Second Printing 8vo - 8" to 9" tall; 556 pages Illustrated by Julie Neild; B&W Illustrations: Near Fine 
A new book; faint edgewear.; Trilogy edition containing 'Lark Rise', 'Over to Candleford', and 'Candleford Green'. Basis for BBC television series. Author, born in 1876, lovingly recounts the country life of her childhood in a hamlet on the Oxfordshire - Northhamptonshire border. This edition has an introduction by Richard Mabey and lovely wood-engraving illustrations by Julie Neild.; Recommended by Geraldine H. and Kristi J. of the DES email discussion group. 
Price: 18.95 USD
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