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Royal Escape [Unabridged Audio Cassette], HEYER, Georgette
26 6718 HEYER, Georgette Royal Escape [Unabridged Audio Cassette]
Audio Tape Chivers Press: c1938,2001; Very Good+ 
Faint edgewear to plastic clamshell case, red ink X on ISBN barcode. Complete and unabridged; 12 hours and 22 minutes; 10 audiocassettes in excellent condition. Read by Cornelius Garrett. One previous owner, not ex-library. ; "On September 3, 1651, Charles II's hopes to recover the throne of England were crushed at the disastrous battle of Worcester and he had to flee for his life. This exciting novel recreates the forty days that followed (including the famous episode when Charles hid for a day in an oak tree) as he was spirited out of England by as brave a group of men and women as ever followed a King."; Decorative case matches sample image. Instructions on how to convert these cassettes to MP3 versions available upon request. Originally published @ $89.95. "Royal Escape is a story of great charm."-This title reviewed and recommended by Lyn B., author of the 'I Prefer Reading' blog and member of the DES email discussion group. 
Price: 48.50 USD
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27 6608 HEYER, Georgette Sprig Muslin
Hardcover; Book Club Edition The Book Club: London; c1956,1957; 244 pages Very Good in Very Good- dust wrapper 
Spine ends and corners lightly bumped, blue board edges sunned. Front endpaper beginning to crack at hinge, flaw seen before with this edition. Page edges and endpapers foxed, edges pale brown; interior pages clean and bright. Foxed dust wrapper, with Barbosa illustration, lightly edgeworn with a few closed tears, white rear panel a bit soiled.; This fun Regency novel features Sir Gareth Ludlow, a thirty-five-year-old bachelor and Corinthian, Lady Hester, a twenty-nine-year-old spinster who is determined not to marry a man that does not love her, and Amanda "Smith" a young woman of seventeen with a fertile imagination and a genious for running away.; "One of my favourite authors."- Lyn B., author of the 'I Prefer Reading' blog and member of the DE Stevenson email discussion group. 
Price: 16.75 USD
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Sylvester [or The Wicked Uncle], HEYER, Georgette
28 7091 HEYER, Georgette Sylvester [or The Wicked Uncle]
Softcover; Mass Market PB Berkley Medallion Books: NY; c1957,1975; Reprint 414 pages Very Good- 
Spine and cover creases, light edgewear, book slightly curved. Pages pale tan but clean and not brittle; none loose. Book says "Large-Type edition" but the text is only slightly larger than most mass market paperbacks. The text is not as large as it is in most large print hardbacks. Also published as 'Sylvester or The Wicked Uncle'. ; We agree with the "Time and Tide" reviewer that said they would place this book as high as "The Grand Sophy". A very enjoyable Regency romp. "When Sylvester, Duke of Saleford, posted into Wiltshire to discover whether the Hon. Phoebe Marlow matched his exacting requirements for a bride, he did not expect that the prospect of an offer from him would cause Miss Marlow to flee from her home." Nor did he know that Phoebe, with her very discerning eye, and gift for mimicry, had written a novel... Highly recommended.; This title reviewed and recommended by Lyn B., author of the 'I Prefer Reading' blog and member of the DES email discussion group. Image is actual copy on offer. 
Price: 8.95 USD
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29 6337 HEYER, Georgette Talisman Ring, The
Softcover; Mass Market PB Bantam Books: NY; c1936,1970; Reprint 234 pages Fair 
Spine and cover creases, edgewear, white covers yellowed, short tear at spine foot repaired with arcival tape. Inside covers light brown, tiny closed tears on fore-edges of about 50 pages; interior pages clean, none loose. A reading copy.; Eustacie, a young French woman, is the ward of elderly and ill, Lord Lavenham. He wishes her to be engaged to his great-nephew Sir Tristam Shield so that she will be well cared for after he is gone. As usual, the best laid plans go awry in another delightful tale of 18th-century England. One of our favourites by this author.; "One of my favourite authors."- Lyn B., author of the 'I Prefer Reading' blog and member of the DE Stevenson email discussion group. 
Price: 5.75 USD
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30 5409 HEYER, Georgette These Old Shades
Hardcover; Book Club Edition Book-Of-The-Month Club: London; c1926, 1950; 352 pages Fair 
Orange cloth binding soiled and worn (not to boards), book is cocked, spine ends and corners bumped. Front free endpaper removed, previous owner signature and number on half title page, page edges yellowed and soiled, a few page corners creased. No dust wrapper. ; Is this book a sequel to Heyer's first novel, 'The Black Moth'? Many names and situations seem to be related, but with a "twist". Justin, Duke of Avon, finds a young boy fleeing from his abusive brother, and gives him a job as his page. This young person resembles Justin's long time enemy, the Comte de Saint-Vire, who shows great but subdued interest in him. A swashbuckling adventure tale, complete with plenty of romance, set in Paris and England in the 1750's.; Recommended by Jerri C. of the DES and AT email discussion groups. "One of my favourite authors."- Lyn B., author of the 'I Prefer Reading' blog and member of the DE Stevenson email discussion group. 
Price: 11.00 USD
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31 6111 HEYER, Georgette Toll-Gate, The
Hardcover; Book Club Edition Book Club: London; c1954,1955; 242 pages Very Good in Very Good dust wrapper 
Clean beige book has spine ends and corners bumped. Pages edges, pastedowns and endpapers lightly brown; interior pages clean, no binding problems. Dust wrapper, with Barbosa illustration, lightly edgeworn and age yellowed, with a slightly soiled white rear panel. A nice copy. ; This witty novel combines Regency romance with a mystery. 'Captain Staple is finding post-Waterloo England sadly flat. But then he falls into cahoots (so to speak) with engaging Jeremy Chirk (highwayman), taciturn Gabriel Stogumber (Bow Street runner), and attractive Nell Stornaway (Squire's daughter) who exerts a compelling fascination even more exciting than Waterloo.'; "One of my favourite authors."- Lyn B., author of the 'I Prefer Reading' blog and member of the DE Stevenson email discussion group. 
Price: 16.00 USD
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Toll-Gate, The [Unabridged Audio Cassette], HEYER, Georgette
32 6830 HEYER, Georgette Toll-Gate, The [Unabridged Audio Cassette]
Audio Tape Chivers Press: Bath; c1954,1998; Very Good+ 
Light edgewear to plastic clamshell case, faint soil to decorative insert. Complete and unabridged; 9 hours 17 minutes; 8 audiocassettes in excellent condition. Read by Daniel Hill. One previous owner, not ex-library.; This witty audiobook combines Regency romance with a mystery. 'Captain Staple is finding post-Waterloo England sadly flat. But then he falls into cahoots (so to speak) with engaging Jeremy Chirk (highwayman), taciturn Gabriel Stogumber (Bow Street runner), and attractive Nell Stornaway (Squire's daughter) who exerts a compelling fascination even more exciting than Waterloo.' ; "One of my favourite authors."- Lyn B., author of the 'I Prefer Reading' blog and member of the DE Stevenson email discussion group. Decorative case matches sample image. 
Price: 46.50 USD
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Venetia, HEYER, Georgette
33 7257 HEYER, Georgette Venetia
Softcover; Mass Market PB Berkley Medallion Books: NY; c1958, 1972; 416 pages Very Good 
Published as a Berkley Large-Type edition; type is larger than most mm paperbacks but not truly large print. Spine creases, light edgewear. Pages age browned (seen before in this edition) but clean; none loose. ; Lord Damerel found Venetia to be the most truly engaging and witty female he had encountered in all his thirty-eight years. Venetia knew her neighbor for a gamester, a shocking rake, and a man of sadly character. It was, therefore, particularly provoking to find that given occasion, Damerel could make up his mind to be quite idiotically noble...; 'This book has long been at or near the top of my list,[of books by Heyer] the hero and heroine are both well read and intelligent and share a sense of humor, and I find their dialog to be a delight to read.'- Recommended by Jerri C. of the ATS and DES and AT email discussion groups. "One of my favourite authors."- Lyn B., author of the 'I Prefer Reading' blog and member of the DE Stevenson email discussion group. Image is actual copy on offer. 
Price: 9.75 USD
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Carlyles at Home, The, HOLME, Thea
34 7211 HOLME, Thea Carlyles at Home, The
Softcover; Trade PB Persephone Books: London; c1965, 2008; 204 pages Very Good+ in Very Good+ dust wrapper 
A lovely copy with faint edgewear. Persephone editions have uniform grey covers and dust wrappers with lovely decorated endpapers and matching bookmarks unique to each title. Bookmark missing from this copy. ; This book "is about Thomas and Jane Carlyle’s life together at 5 (now 24) Cheyne Row, Chelsea; it was written in 1965 by Thea Holme, a former actress then living there as co-custodian of the house with her husband. Her book evokes the everyday life of the Carlyles from the day they moved in, in 1834, until Jane’s death in 1866. "

"Jane may have subsumed her life into that of the Sage of Chelsea but, such is the interest nowadays in domestic history and women writers, most twenty-first century readers will be more interested in her life than in her husband’s. Each of the eleven chapters, with titles such as ‘The Soundproof Study’, ‘Money’ and ‘The Garden’, describes a different aspect of life in Cheyne Row, whether it is yet another builders’ drama or a maid giving birth in the china closet while ‘Mr Carlyle was taking tea in the dining-room with Miss Jewsbury talking to him!!! Just a thin small door between!’ "

" The Times Literary Supplement observed: ‘Mrs Holme has quantities of first-hand material rearranged nimbly and thrown into sharp relief by the inimitable comments of Jane Carlyle. It must convert the most highflown enemy of trivia: no couple’s physical daily life is more accessible; their pets and pests, and digestive troubles and medicines, income and taxation, the plants they grew, the clothes they wore and mended. . . Thea Holme presents it all in its duality as an anxious drama and, through Jane’s own accounts, an uproarious farce.’"

This volume is not to be confused with the 600 page book of the same name written by Rosemary Ashton. "John Gross in the Sunday Telegraph observed: ‘Some readers may feel that Rosemary Ashton’s book is too long. For those who want a more compact account, domestic in emphasis, and confined to the Chelsea years, there is a timely reissue of Thea Holme’s charming 1965 miniature The Carlyles at Home.’ "; 'This book works well as an introduction to this famous couple and their writings but also as a social history of the Victorian era. ...now firmly one of my favourite Persephone titles.'-Reviewed and recommended by Darlene author of the "roses over a cottage door" blog. Also recommended by Lyn B., author of the 'I Prefer Reading' blog and member of the DES email discussion group. Image is actual copy on offer. 
Price: 14.75 USD

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Mariana, KEARSLEY, Susanna [Mary Lynne Williamson]
35 6239 KEARSLEY, Susanna [Mary Lynne Williamson] Mariana
Hardcover; Book Club Edition BCA: London; 1994; 380 pages Very Good in Very Good dust wrapper 
The only hardback version of this title ever published. Bottom corners bumped, spine ends bumped and faintly creased, page edges pale yellow with a few smudges. Interior pages clean and bright, no binding problems. Dust wrapper has edgewear and a sunned spine. A nice copy of a rather scarce edition. ; When Julia Beckett first saw Greywethers, a handsome 16th century farmhouse in a small Wiltshire village she knew it was "her" house. Many years later it became her home. As she becomes acquainted with the villagers she finds herself back in time as Mariana, a young woman that lived at Greywethers during the great plague of 1665 and who must deal with the aftermath of the Civil War. Winner of the 1993 Catherine Cookson Fiction Prize. Highly recommended.; 'I love Kearsley's novels.'- Lyn B. author of the 'I Prefer Reading' blog and member of the DoveGrey and DES email discussion groups. This author also recommended by Anne H. of the AT email discussion group. Image is actual copy on offer. 
Price: 82.75 USD
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Splendour Falls, The, KEARSLEY, Susanna [Mary Lynne Williamson]
36 4064 KEARSLEY, Susanna [Mary Lynne Williamson] Splendour Falls, The
Hardcover; Book Club Edition Transworld Publishers Ltd.: London; 1995; 380 pages Very Good in Very Good dust wrapper 
Book is slightly cocked, spine ends bumped, previous owner signature and note on front free endpaper. Book is clean and bright. Dust wrapper is lightly edgeworn and rubbed. A nice copy.; Another wonderful novel by this creative writer. It is rather scarce in hardback. "Chinon-chateau of legend, steeped in the history of France and England. It is to Chinon that Emily goes on a long-awaited holiday, to meet her charming but unreliable cousin, Harry. Harry wanted to explore the old town and the castle, where Queen Isabelle, child bride of King John, had withstood the siege of Chinon many centuries ago, and where, according to legend, she hid her casket of jewels. But when Emily arrives at her hotel she finds that Harry has disappeared, and as she tries to find him she becomes involved with some of the other guests and learns of a mystery dating from the German occupation during the Second World War. Another Isabelle, a chambermaid at the hotel, fell in love with a German soldier, with tragic results.Emily becomes increasingly aware of strange tensions, old enmities and new loves; as she explores the city, with its labyrinthine dungeons and tunnels and its ancient secrets, she comes ever closer to the mystery of what happened to both the Isabelles of Chinon's history." Recommended. ; 'I love Kearsley's novels.'- Lyn B. author of the 'I Prefer Reading' blog and member of the DoveGrey and DES email discussion groups. This author also recommended by Anne H. of the AT email discussion group. Image is actual copy on offer. 
Price: 87.50 USD
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Village, The, LASKI, Marghanita
37 5228 LASKI, Marghanita Village, The
Softcover; Trade PB Persephone Books: London; c1952, 2004; 302 pages Near Fine in Near Fine dust wrapper 
A new book with faint edgewear. Persephone editions have uniform grey covers and dust wrappers with lovely decorated endpapers (see image) unique to each title.; First published in 1952, this novel begins on the very day WWII ended.Two women from different social backgrounds have worked together at a Red Cross post and become firm friends. As they leave the Red Cross post for the last time both know that the friendship will not continue.

"When Wendy goes back up the road to Wood View on Priory Hill ‘where the gentry lived’ and Edith goes downhill on the other side, ‘down Station Road among the working-classes’, they both assume that the values and habits of pre-war Britain will continue. But Britain had already changed a great deal, a change symbolised by Edith’s son Roy, a printer with excellent prospects, falling in love with the penniless Margaret, Wendy’s daughter.

Wendy’s attempt to cling on to her old way of life was already under pressure by 1939 and had become even more absurd by 1945. It is Edith who is the New Britain, with her prosperous son and her commonsense and indeed kindness; Wendy, with her snobbery and her refusal to change and her uncompromising attitude to her daughter, is the Old.

This is an extremely enjoyable and well-written novel evoking an entire community (there is a long cast of characters at the beginning), and a whole way of life, and has one of the most ancient plots in the world – a young couple who fall in love but are forbidden to marry."; Recommended by Kristi J. of the ATS, AT and DES email discussion lists, Sally P. and Scott of the DES list and by Lyn B. author of the 'I Prefer Reading' blog and member of the DoveGrey and DES email discussion groups. 
Price: 21.75 USD

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Bring Up the Bodies, MANTEL, Hilary
38 7177 MANTEL, Hilary Bring Up the Bodies
Hardcover Henry Holt: NY; 2012; First Edition 410 pages Near Fine in Near Fine dust wrapper 
A lovely copy; looks unread. Unclipped dust wrapper has faint edgewear.; Winner of the the 2012 Man Booker Prize and the 2012 Costa Book of the Year. This second volume, in what will be trilogy, tells of the downfall of Anne Boleyn. Basis for the BBC television miniseries "Wolf Hall' broadcast in the US on Masterpiece Theater.; "Brilliantly retells the story of the fall of Anne Boleyn. We all know how the story ends but this novel read like a thriller. An amazing achievement." -Lyn B., author of the 'I Prefer Reading' blog and member of the DES email discussion group. This was one of her top ten books of 2012. Image is actual copy on offer. 
Price: 18.75 USD
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Wolf Hall, MANTEL, Hilary
39 7099 MANTEL, Hilary Wolf Hall
Softcover; Trade PB Henry Holt: NY; 2009; Book Club Edition 532 pages Very Good- 
No spine creases, covers a bit creased and rubbed, significant edgewear. Page edges yellowed and lightly soiled.; Winner of the 2009 Man Booker Prize and the National Book Critics Circle Award for Fiction. This first volume, in what will be a trilogy, is a look at Henry VIII's England through the life of the mysterious and controversial Thomas Cromwell. Basis for the BBC television miniseries broadcast in the US on Masterpiece Theater.; This title reviewed and recommended by Lyn B., author of the 'I Prefer Reading' blog and member of the DES email discussion group. Image is actual copy on offer. 
Price: 6.75 USD
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Between Silk and Cyanide : a Codemaker's War 1941-1945, MARKS, Leo
40 6266 MARKS, Leo Between Silk and Cyanide : a Codemaker's War 1941-1945
Hardcover Free Press: New York; 1998; First US Edition 614 pages B&W Photographs: Very Good in Very Good+ dust wrapper 
Bumped spine ends and corners, tiny smudge on front free endpaper; no remainder mark. Price clipped dust wrapper very lightly edgeworn. A nice copy.; The author's memories of working in the SOE are interspersed with anecdotes (many humorous) of his father's secondhand bookstore, Marks & Co. , 84 Charing Cross Road, London. Leo Marks was the head of communications at the Special Operations Executive, created by Winston Churchill in July 1940 with the mandate to "set Europe ablaze". This book "chronicle's Marks's obsessive quest to improve the security of agents' codes and how this crusade led to his involvement in some of the war's most dramatic and secret operations." Highly recommended.; 'This stunning memoir, often funny, always gripping and acutely sensitive to the human cost of each operation, provides a unique inside picture of the extraordinary Special Operations Executive organization at work. Leo Marks, a cryptographer of genius, reveals for the first time many unknown truths about the conduct of the war - a code maker's war.' This title also recommended by Lyn B., author of the 'I Prefer Reading' blog and member of the DES email discussion group. 
Price: 16.75 USD
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Love in a Cold Climate, MITFORD, Nancy
41 7331 MITFORD, Nancy Love in a Cold Climate
Hardcover Folio Society: London; c1949, 1992; First Edition Thus 242 pages Near Fine 
This delightful edition has an introduction by Pauline Tennant and seventeen black and white plates by Roland Pym. Wonderful wraparound pictorial binding, clean, no binding problems. A lovely copy. No dust wrapper as issued, publisher's slipcase lightly soiled and sunned at edges.; "Love in a Cold Climate" is the sequel to, and has the same narrator as "The Pursuit of Love". Fanny's tale turns to Polly Hampton, the outstandingly beautiful, wealthy daughter of Lady Montdore, Lady Montdore's devoted attendant, Boy Dougdale--the Lecherous Lecturer, and the Canadian cousin of the Montdore's, Cedric. It is a tale of sly poking fun, charm, and absorption. Polly is a contemporary of Fanny and Linda's, with even fewer choices to pursue in the game of love and marriage. Like "The Pursuit of Love", this novel is robust in the amazing supporting cast, with the charmingly eccentric Uncle Davey at the forefront. Basis for the 1980 and the 2001 television mini-series.; Recommended by Holly H. of the ATS, and AT email discussion list and by several others. This title recommended by Lyn B., author of the 'I Prefer Reading' blog and member of the DES email discussion group. 'I have 3 copies of Love in a Cold Climate now...' Nancy Mitford is listed on Scott's (author of the 'Furrowed Middlebrow' blog) 'Middlebrow Starter Kit'. Images are of actual copy on offer. 
Price: 28.95 USD
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Rilla of Ingleside, MONTGOMERY, L.M.
42 6248 MONTGOMERY, L.M. Rilla of Ingleside
Softcover; Mass Market PB Bantam Books: NY; c1944, 1992; 277 pages Very Good- 
No spine creases, covers a bit edgeworn and rubbed, two tiny tears on front cover repaired with archival tape, inside covers age browned. Page edges pale yellow; interior pages clean, none loose.; In volume eight of the Anne of Green Gables series the youngest of Anne's children, Rilla, is almost 15. Her brothers leave Prince Edward Island to fight in World War I. A young adult novel for ages 12 and up.; Anne of Green Gables, No. 8; This title reviewed and recommended by Lyn B., author of the 'I Prefer Reading' blog and member of the DES email discussion group. 
Price: 4.50 USD
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The Rector and The Doctor's Wife, OLIPHANT, Mrs. [Margaret]
43 7093 OLIPHANT, Mrs. [Margaret] The Rector and The Doctor's Wife
Softcover; Trade PB Penguin: NY; c1863, 1986; 192 pages Very Good 
Spine faintly creased, covers a bit edgeworn. Page edges yellowed as seen often in Virago editions; pages clean, none loose. This edition has an introduction by Penelope Fitzgerald.; This first volume in the "Chronicles of Carlingford' are a short story and novella. They introduce us (as well as the new rector and a new doctor) to the small town of Carlingford. The 'Chronicles of Carlingford' are "wonderful comedies of Victorian provincial society."; ' "The Rector" and "The Doctor's Family" can be compared with [Trollope's] "The Warden" & "Barsetshire Towers" in the way they set up the themes [of Church and society] & characters of the whole series.'-Lyn B.This title reviewed and recommended by Lyn B., author of the 'I Prefer Reading' blog and member of the DES email discussion group. This author also recommended by Virginia G. of the AT email discussion group and by the blogger 'Desperate Reader'. Image is actual copy on offer. 
Price: 11.50 USD
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House in the Country, A, PLAYFAIR, Jocelyn
44 6850 PLAYFAIR, Jocelyn House in the Country, A
Softcover; Trade PB Persephone Books: London; c1944, 2005; 261 pages Near Fine in Very Good+ dust wrapper 
Tiny smudge on bottom page edges, unclipped dust wrapper has faint edgewear. Persephone editions have uniform grey covers and dust wrappers with lovely decorated endpapers (see image) unique to each title. A lovely copy.; Originally published in 1944, this is an engrossing and thoughtful tale of World War II at the time of the fall of Tobruk in 1942, one of the low points of the war. "A novel like Jocelyn Playfair’s is an exact, unaffected evocation of things as they were at the time. It is ‘the conflict between the contentment of the garden, cooking and home, and the cataclysmic events outside that forms the leitmotif,’ writes Ruth Gorb in the preface."

Cressida is the caretaker for a house, and its temporary inhabitants, in the English countryside. "Through conversations with the lodgers who are finding temporary refuge in the house Cressida re-evaluates everything with intelligence and insight; she realises that ‘things would never be the same again.’ The relative tranquillity of her surroundings is deftly contrasted with what is happening to Charles Valery, the owner of the house, who has been torpedoed and, floating in a boat hoping for rescue, thinks about his past life." Recommended.; Recommended by Jane T. and Lyn B. author of the 'I Prefer Reading' blog and member of the DoveGrey and DES email discussion groups. 
Price: 17.50 USD

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Excellent Women, PYM, Barbara
45 6952 PYM, Barbara Excellent Women
Softcover; Mass Market PB Penguin: Harmondsworth, England; c1952, 1983; Reprint 16mo; 238 pages Very Good 
Spine creased and sunned, previous owner address label inside front cover, light edgewear and cover creases. Page edges a bit yellowed, interior pages clean, none loose. ; "A witty comedy about the complications of being a spinster (and a religious one, at that) in the England of the 1950s." "The acclaim a few years ago for this early comic novel, which was hailed by Lord David Cecil as one of 'the finest examples of high comedy to have appeared in England during the past seventy-five years,' helped launch the rediscovery of the author's entire work."; 'How I adore Barbara Pym! Some Tame Gazelle, Excellent Women, Jane and Prudence, No Fond Return of Love--those are my favorites.'- Holly H. of the ATS, AT and DES email discussion groups. 'Excellent Women is my favourite Barbara Pym novel.'- Lyn B. author of the 'I Prefer Reading' blog and member of the DES email discussion group. Also recommended by Linda S. Image is actual copy offered. 
Price: 7.25 USD
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Few Green Leaves, A, PYM, Barbara
46 7165 PYM, Barbara Few Green Leaves, A
Hardcover; Ex-Library Dutton: NY; 1980; First US Edition 250 pages Very Good- in Very Good- dust wrapper 
Ex-library copy with expected stamps, markings, and pocket; glue residue front and rear pastedowns where dust wrapper once attached to book. A bit of soil to board edges, spine ends lightly bumped, top page edges a bit dusty, some soil spots on interior margins. Unclipped dust wrapper has light edgewear, lightly creased, flap price blacked out, flaps browned from glue residue, remnant of library label on spine. A reading copy.; 'An incisive and wry portrait of life in an English village in Oxfordshire.' This is Pym's final novel. It is a favourite of many Pym admirers.; Recommended by Linda S. "One of my favourite authors." - Lyn B.', author of the 'I Prefer Reading' blog and member of the DES email discussion group. Image is actual copy on offer. 
Price: 11.00 USD
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Less Than Angels, PYM, Barbara
47 6643 PYM, Barbara Less Than Angels
Softcover; Mass Market PB Perennial; Harper & Row: NY; c1955, 1982; 256 pages Very Good 
Light spine and cover creases, a bit of edgewear. Pages and inside front covers pale yellow; pages clean, none loose. ; "Anthropologists and their very human natures are satirized in this gentle novel of casual relationships. The comic moments are rich, such as the account of young anthropologists jostling for grants, and the psychological insight is right on target, such as we see in Catherine's reactions to her vacillating lover. The domestic details make the novel perfect."; Recommended by Holly H. of the ATS and AT and DES email discussion groups. This title reviewed and recommended by Lyn B., author of the 'I Prefer Reading' blog and member of the DES email discussion group. Front cover matches sample image. 
Price: 5.75 USD
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48 5179 PYM, Barbara Some Tame Gazelle
Hardcover Dutton: NY; c1950, 1983; Second Printing 252 pages Very Good+ in Very Good+ dust wrapper 
Spine ends slightly bumped, a touch of soil to bottom board edges. Dust wrapper, price clipped, is very slightly edgeworn. A very nice copy. First edition stated but is the second printing. ; Author's first novel, although last published in the US. Pym considered by some to be the "most underrated writer of the 20th Century." 'This novel presents a reverse image of village life as portrayed in her last novel, "A Few Green Leaves". Where that was reflective, this is hopeful, gay, and turned to the future.'; '"Excellent Women", "A Glass of Blessings" & "Some Tame Gazelle" are three of my favourite books. My favourite foodie moments are in "Some Tame Gazelle".'-Lyn B., author of the 'I Prefer Reading' blog and member of the DES email discussion group. Also recommended by Linda S. 
Price: 17.75 USD
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Some Tame Gazelle, PYM, Barbara
49 7111 PYM, Barbara Some Tame Gazelle
Softcover; Trade PB Moyer Bell: Kingston, RI; c1950, 1999; 252 pages Very Good 
No spine or cover creases, covers very lightly edgeworn. Small ink 1 on first advert page. A nice copy.; Author's first novel, although last published in the US. Pym considered by some to be the "most underrated writer of the 20th Century." 'This novel presents a reverse image of village life as portrayed in her last novel, "A Few Green Leaves". Where that was reflective, this is hopeful, gay, and turned to the future.'; '"Excellent Women", "A Glass of Blessings" & "Some Tame Gazelle" are three of my favourite books. My favourite foodie moments are in "Some Tame Gazelle".'-Lyn B., author of the 'I Prefer Reading' blog and member of the DES email discussion group. Also recommended by Linda S. Image is actual copy on offer. 
Price: 9.50 USD
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Sweet Dove Died, The, PYM, Barbara
50 7247 PYM, Barbara Sweet Dove Died, The
Hardcover Dutton: NY; 1979; Second Printing 208 pages Very Good in Very Good+ dust wrapper 
Spine ends lightly bumped, page edges and endpapers a bit soiled; interior pages clean. Unclipped dust wrapper lightly edgeworn, edges faintly yellowed inside, back flap creased. A nice copy. ; Leonora decides she prefers James, the twenty-four-year-old nephew of her admirer Humphrey, a widowed antiques dealer. Will she be able to keep a man younger than herself interested when others attempt to woo him away?; "One of my favourite authors." - Lyn B.', author of the 'I Prefer Reading' blog and member of the DES email discussion group. Also recommended by Ali, author of the 'HeavenAli' blog. Image is actual copy on offer. 
Price: 17.50 USD
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