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A Gull on the Roof, TANGYE, Derek
A Gull on the Roof
TANGYE, Derek
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Illustrated Lark Rise to Candleford : a Trilogy, THOMPSON, Flora
Illustrated Lark Rise to Candleford : a Trilogy
THOMPSON, Flora
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Very Private Eye, A ; Autobiography In Diaries and Letters, PYM, Barbara; Ed. Holt, Hazel and Hilary Pym
Very Private Eye, A ; Autobiography In Diaries and Letters
PYM, Barbara; Ed. Holt, Hazel and Hilary Pym
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Betty White in Person
WHITE, Betty
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1 4369 PHINN, Gervase Other Side of the Dale
Softcover; Trade PB Penguin: London; c1998,1999; 276 pages Very Good 
Some edgewear and rubbing, spine and cover creases, some page edges a bit rippled; pages clean, none loose.; He has been called by some' the James Herriot of schools'. Phinn recalls his first year as a County Inspector of Schools in North Yorkshire in this warm and humorous memoir. 'He meets some large- than-life characters, from farmers and lords of the manor to teaching nuns and eccentric caretakers. Best of all, he discovers the endearing and disarming qualities of the Dales children. Readers will enjoy his keen ear for the absurd and his sharp eye for the ludicrous.'; This author 'is such a delight. I like his books better than Herriot's!' -Norma H. Also recommended by Vera J. and Holly H. of the ATS and Kristi J. of the AT and DES email discussion groups and Lesley J. and Marjorie of the DES email discussion group. 
Price: 10.50 USD
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2 4485 PHINN, Gervase Over Hill and Dale
Softcover; Trade PB Penguin: London; c2000, 2001; First Paperback Edition 340 pages Very Good- 
Edgewear, spine and cover creases; pages clean and bright, none loose.; Phinn regales us with his adventures during his second year as a County Inspector of Schools in North Yorkshire in another warm and humorous memoir.; This author 'is such a delight. I like his books better than Herriot's!' -Norma H. Also recommended by Vera J. and Holly H. of the ATS and Kristi J. of the AT and DES email discussion groups and Lesley J. and Marjorie of the DES email discussion group. 
Price: 9.50 USD
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ACE! A Marine Night-Fighter Pilot In World War II, PORTER, R. Bruce, Col. with Eric Hammel
3 6429 PORTER, R. Bruce, Col. with Eric Hammel ACE! A Marine Night-Fighter Pilot In World War II
Softcover; Trade PB Pacifica Press: Pacifica, CA; 1985; 278 pages Very Good+ Signed by Author
Signed by Author; Signed and inscribed by author on half title page. No spine creases, very light edgewear; book and pages clean and bright. A very nice copy.; Introduction by 'Pappy' Boyington. Author's 'life as a Marine combat fighter pilot, from his earliest days as a naval aviation cadet before World War II, to his adventures guarding America's defense line in the South Pacific, to his aerial combat over the Solomons.' He also tells of his 'exacting night-fighter combat training and his rare double-kill night mission over Okinawa.'  
Price: 21.75 USD
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4 4158 PRITCHETT, V.S. Cab at the Door, A : A Memoir
Hardcover Random House: NY; 1968; Third Printing Very Good+ in Very Good+ dust wrapper  
244 pages; Lightly bumped spine ends, pages pale yellow. Dust wrapper, unclipped, has very light edgewear. A very nice copy indeed. ; In this first volume of the autobiography by this short story writer, novelist, and critic he tells of his childhood in turn-of-the-century and World War I London. His London is a working-class city and his countryside is rural Yorkshire where he visited his granfather, a Congregationalist minister, and his uncle, a fierce atheist. "A young man's early encounters with life and literature shed light on the development of a writer-the apprenticeship of writer as child."  
Price: 12.00 USD
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5 4159 PRITCHETT, V.S. Midnight Oil
Hardcover Random House: NY; 1972; First US Edition Very Good+ in Very Good dust wrapper  
271 pages; Lightly bumped spine ends, pages pale yellow with one smudge mark on edge. Olive cloth binding has faintly sunned edges and spine. A clean and nice copy. Dust wrapper, unclipped, has light edgewear, a bit of soil and one tiny closed tear at spine head.; This second volume of the autobiography by this short story writer, novelist, and critic opens in 1921. With twenty pounds in his pocket he has arrived in Paris determined to become a writer. After going to Ireland to cover the revolution for the 'Christian Science Monitor' he arrives in Spain in 1924.  
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Very Private Eye, A ; Autobiography In Diaries and Letters, PYM, Barbara; Ed. Holt, Hazel and Hilary Pym
6 6951 PYM, Barbara; Ed. Holt, Hazel and Hilary Pym Very Private Eye, A ; Autobiography In Diaries and Letters
Softcover; Trade PB Vintage Books: NY; c1984,1985; First Edition Thus 358 pages B&W Photographs: Very Good- 
Spine and cover creases, inside covers and pages pale brown, edges darker, a bit of edgewear. Previous owner name on front free endpaper; interior pages clean, none loose.; 'As an integral part of her training, Barbara Pym kept from her first days at Oxford till her death from cancer in January 1980, a series of private diaries and notebooks in which she pointedly observed herself and the world around her. It is from this ongoing life journal, and from a selection of letters to close personal friends that the editors have formed this autobiography.' ; Image is actual copy offered. 
Price: 7.50 USD
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A Gull on the Roof, TANGYE, Derek
7 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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Three Houses, THIRKELL, Angela
8 7225 THIRKELL, Angela Three Houses
Hardcover Moyer Bell: Wakefield, RI; c1931, 1998; 148 pages B&W Illustrations: Near Fine in Near Fine dust wrapper 
Green cloth boards, spine head lightly bumped, bottom corners faintly worn (not to boards). Unclipped dust wrapper faintly creased and edgeworn. Dust wrapper image is a tinted photograph of Thirkell as a young child with her grandfather, Edward Burne-Jones. A very nice copy indeed. ; Thirkell's very first book. Considered by the author to be her best book, these are her early childhood memories of growing up in London and Rottingdean at the Grange in Fulham, 27 Young Street in Kensington Square, and North End House in Rottingdean. It was the basis for a BBC Radio 4 serialisation.; AT's books recommended by Claire author of 'The Captive Reader' blog, the "Desperate Reader" blogger, Jodie R. the author of the 'Geranium Cat's Bookshelf' and obviously by members of the ATS and AT email discussion groups. :o) Image is actual copy on offer. 
Price: 16.95 USD
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Illustrated Lark Rise to Candleford : a Trilogy, THOMPSON, Flora
9 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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10 6324 TOTH, Susan Allen My Love Affair with England : a Traveler's Memoir
Hardcover Ballentine Books: New York; 1992; First Edition 320 pages Very Good+ in Very Good+ dust wrapper 
Spine ends very slightly bumped, tiny tear to front pastedown. Unclipped dust wrapper, faintly rubbed and edgeworn. A very nice copy.; A collection of delightful essays and several useful travel tips. The author 'explored the countryside, traveled both second-class and in luxury, theatre-hopped, hunted for ghosts, and honeymooned'. A book that Anglophiles will especially enjoy and wish they had written. Recommended.; Recommended by Jerri C., Julie B., and Sally R. of the DES email discussion group. 
Price: 14.50 USD
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11 497 Weatherford, Doris Foreign And Female : Immigrant Women In America, 1840-1930
Softcover; Trade PB Facts On File: New York; (1986) 1995; Revised Edition 432 pages Very Good+ 
Large remainder mark to bottom edge, faint edgewear. A very nice copy. ; Revised and updated edition. Author uses letters and diaries to give a vivid picture of what it was like for European women newcomers to the US.  
Price: 16.00 USD
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Foreign And Female : Immigrant Women In America, 1840-1930, Weatherford, Doris
12 493 Weatherford, Doris Foreign And Female : Immigrant Women In America, 1840-1930
Hardcover Facts On File: 1995; Revised Edition 432 pages Very Good+ in Very Good+ dust wrapper 
Spine head bumped, large remainder stamp on bottom edge, faint smudges on top edge. Dust wrapper lightly rubbed and edgeworn.; Revised and Updated edition. Author uses letters and diaries to give a vivid picture of what it was like for European women newcomers to the US.' 
Price: 24.00 USD
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13 6575 WHITE, Betty Betty White in Person
Hardcover Doubleday: NY; 1987; First Edition 201 pages Near Fine in Very Good+ dust wrapper 
Spine ends faintly bumped, unclipped dust wrapper has very light edgewear. A lovely copy.; Memoir written while television series "Golden Girls" was on the air. 'Betty White has been on television for over sixty years, beginning in 1949. She has starred in many successful series and made numerous guest appearances on game and talk shows. Gathered here are Betty's wit and wisdom, her observations and intuitions. In these pages, she looks forward and back, and shares all that she sees.' 
Price: 8.00 USD
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14 392 Whittinghill, Dick with Don Page Did You Whittinghill This Morning? The Madcap Adventures Of A Hollywood Disc Jockey
Hardcover Henry Regnery: Chicago, IL; 1976; First Edition (?) 153 pages Very Good+ in Very Good dust wrapper 
Gift inscription on free endpaper; white dust jacket is soiled and edgeworn with a few small tears; Memoir of a well known Los Angeles radio personality. 
Price: 6.00 USD
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