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Kate Hardy, STEVENSON, D.E. [Dorothy Emily]
Kate Hardy
STEVENSON, D.E. [Dorothy Emily]
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What Did It Mean?, THIRKELL, Angela
What Did It Mean?
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Green Money [The], STEVENSON, D.E. [Dorothy Emily]
Green Money [The]
STEVENSON, D.E. [Dorothy Emily]
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Loving Without Tears, KEANE, Molly [M. J. Farrell]
Loving Without Tears
KEANE, Molly [M. J. Farrell]
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Make Way for Lucia : The Complete Lucia, Including Queen Lucia, Lucia in London, Miss Mapp, The Male Impersonator, Mapp and Lucia, The Worshipful Lucia, and Trouble for Lucia, BENSON, E. F. (Introduction by Nancy Mitford)
1 7348 BENSON, E. F. (Introduction by Nancy Mitford) Make Way for Lucia : The Complete Lucia, Including Queen Lucia, Lucia in London, Miss Mapp, The Male Impersonator, Mapp and Lucia, The Worshipful Lucia, and Trouble for Lucia
Hardcover Harper & Row: New York; 1986; 1119 pages Very Good in Good+ dust wrapper 
This large omnibus edition contains the complete Lucia series telling the story of Lucia, Miss Mapp, and their delightful neighbors in the English towns of Riseholme and Tilling. Basis for two British television series titled 'Mapp and Lucia'. The 1985 series stars Geraldine McEwan and Prunella Scales. The 2014 series stars Miranda Richardson and Anna Chancellor. Both are quite enjoyable as are the books of course. :o); Violet cloth binding, spine faintly curved but not damaged (flaw seen in this oversized edition before), spine ends lightly bumped. A few smudges on pale yellow page edges, some page edges creased; no binding problems, interior pages clean and bright. A nice copy. Unclipped white dust wrapper pale yellow at edges, lightly edgeworn and a few small soil spots. It has an unusual publisher flaw, the laminate is creased, but not peeling away, over entire wrapper. This book weighs 4lbs and thus shipping internationally or via priority mail will incur additional postage costs. ; This series is recommended by several members of the ATS. Image is actual copy on offer. 
Price: 29.95 USD
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Sapphire Pendant, The, BEYER, Audrey White
2 7344 BEYER, Audrey White Sapphire Pendant, The
Hardcover; Ex-Library Alfred A. Knopf: NY; c1961, 1968; Fifth Printing 178 pages Illustrated by Robin Jacques; B&W Illustrations: Good+ 
Set in England during the time of the Napoleonic Wars, this is the story of sixteen-year-old Elizabeth Montgomery, daughter of a British naval captain. Elizabeth regrets she is not a boy as due to inheritance laws, when her father dies her cousin Pierre Rochambeau, is heir to the Montgomery estate and guardian to Elizabeth. Her cousin is Irish and worst of all French (!) and Elizabeth deeply resents his presence and control over her life. Some mysterious events occur and Elizabeth of course must investigate which leads to a variety of adventures. An enjoyable read for junior high age and those that enjoy Regency novels.; An ex-library copy with the expected stamps, markings, and pocket discarded from a high school library. Decorative library binding with wrap around illustration, lightly soiled, worn, and slightly fraying at bumped spine ends and corners. Front and rear hinges, repaired or reinforced by library; no loose pages. Pages slightly age yellowed; text pages clean. Many wonderful black and white line drawings illustrate this story. No dust wrapper. This title seems to be rather scarce.; Image is actual copy on offer. 
Price: 74.95 USD
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Cuckoo in Spring, The, CADELL, Elizabeth
3 7306 CADELL, Elizabeth Cuckoo in Spring, The
Hardcover William Morrow & Company: NY; 1954; First US Edition 214 pages Very Good in Very Good- dust wrapper 
A rather scarce US first edition. Clean green cloth binding lightly edgeworn (not worn to boards). Clean interior pages pale yellow, edges a bit darker with a few small soil spots. No binding problems, a nice copy. Price clipped dust wrapper by Mircea Vasiliu browned and edgeworn with some small chips and closed tears. Sunned spine and light soil to what were once white portions of dust wrapper.; A delightful early novel by this author featuring the Hurst family and the beautiful and resourceful Alexandra Bell.Recommended.; "Charm and lightness are the hallmarks
That identify a Cadell
(And in case you've ever wondered
That's pronounced to rhyme with paddle.) "- from a 1953 dust wrapper of 'Crystal Light'. This author recommended by several members of the DE Stevenson email discussion group including Anna B., Shaun L., Carol K., Jane S., and Jerri C. (also of the ATS and Angela Thirkell email discussion group.) Image is actual copy on offer. 
Price: 98.50 USD
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Provincial Lady In London, The [The Provincial Lady Goes Further], DELAFIELD, E. M.
4 7310 DELAFIELD, E. M. Provincial Lady In London, The [The Provincial Lady Goes Further]
Softcover; Trade PB Academy Chicago: Chicago, IL; c.1933,1983; Reprint 302 pages Illustrated by Arthur Watts; B&W Illustrations: Good 
Spine and cover creases, covers edgeworn. Bottom page edges rippled and several pages faintly dampstained, not into text; none loose. No dust wrapper. A reading copy. ; The sequel to 'Diary of a Provincial Lady'. Published as 'The Provincial Lady Goes Further' in Great Britain. Diary begins with the Provincial Lady's amazement that a book she has written has been published. She "finds an apartment in London, visits nightclubs and casinos, and meets the intellectuals and eccentrics of London society." Highly recommended.; Image is actual copy on offer. 
Price: 7.95 USD
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Knight in Shining Armor, A, DEVERAUX, Jude
5 7337 DEVERAUX, Jude Knight in Shining Armor, A
Hardcover; Book Club Edition Pocket Books: New York; 1989; Book Club Edition 310 pages Very Good in Very Good dust wrapper 
The author's favourite book, this is a wonderful read involving time travel to 16th century England. The main character is a bit annoying for the first 15 pages, but keep reading, it's worth it! Dougless Montgomery is an American with a knack for choosing the wrong men to get involved with. Her fiance, her latest wrong choice, abandons her in a church in England. A rather oddly dressed man (in armor? ) suddenly appears and the adventure begins. Highly recommended.; Spine ends bumped, bottom board edge has tiny worn spot revealing board, previous owner note Doubleday Book Club and price in ink on rear pastedown. A few pages of deckled fore-edge indented, interior pages clean and bright, no binding problems. Edgeworn dust wrapper faintly soiled on peach spine and rear panel with a short closed tear at front panel spine head.; Image is actual copy on offer. 
Price: 12.75 USD
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Her Little Majesty : The Life of Queen Victoria, ERICKSON, Carolly
6 7313 ERICKSON, Carolly Her Little Majesty : The Life of Queen Victoria
Hardcover; Book Club Edition Simon & Schuster: NY; 1997; 304 pages Very Good+ in Very Good+ dust wrapper 
Spine ends bumped. Dust wrapper has faint edgewear. A very nice copy; looks unread.; A biography of the diminutive woman who became queen at eighteen, overcoming a childhood of emotional deprivation and adversity to hold the reins of power as Britain's global empire and influence enlarged during her 64 years of rule. Interesting to compare with the recent miniseries "Victoria".; Image is actual copy on offer. 
Price: 14.75 USD
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Glass Slipper, The, FARJEON, Eleanor
7 7315 FARJEON, Eleanor Glass Slipper, The
Hardcover; Ex-Library Viking Press: NY; c,1955, 1963; Fourth Printing 187 pages Illustrated by Ernest H. Shepard; B&W Illustrations: Very Good 
A decorative library binding with the expected stamps and markings inside and on spine. Glue residue on front free endpaper (pocket removed?) Nice binding, pages clean; book doesn't look like it circulated very much. No dust wrapper. A nice reading copy. ; Originally published in 1955, this 4th printing was issued March 1963. Based on a play written by Eleanor and Herbert Farjeon this witty and humourous retelling of the Cinderella story has wonderful black and white illustrations by Ernest H. Shepard.; Image is actual copy on offer. 
Price: 14.75 USD
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Aesthetics and Nostalgia in the Barsetshire Novels of Angela Thirkell, FRITZER, Penelope
8 7343 FRITZER, Penelope Aesthetics and Nostalgia in the Barsetshire Novels of Angela Thirkell
Softcover; Trade PB Angela Thirkell Society of North America: San Diego; 2009; First Edition 154 pages Very Good 
This is the third book about Angela Thirkell by the author, a past president of the Angela Thirkell Society, North American branch. This "is a close examination of each of the Barsetshire novels for elements of beauty (or lack thereof), supplemented by notation of the increasing presence of nostalgia in the oeuvre, and the link between the two. Aesthetics here refers to Thirkell's appreciation of beauty, especially in nature and architecture, rather than to the strict philosophical school of thought." ; Light spine and cover creases, some edgewear and rubbing. ; Fun 'advance praise' on back cover featuring various Barsetshire notables. Images are actual copy on offer. 
Price: 12.50 USD
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In This House of Brede, GODDEN, Rumer
9 7325 GODDEN, Rumer In This House of Brede
Softcover; Trade PB Pan Books: London; c1969, 1991; 428 pages Very Good 
Light edgewear and rubbing, page edges light yellow. No spine creases, a nice copy. This edition has a short preface by the author explaining how this novel came to be written. ; At 42, successful business woman and widow PhilippaTalbot decides to join an enclosed Benedictine order in the Sussex countryside. Basis for the movie of the same name. One of our favourite books by this author. Highly recommended.; 'I love stories about nuns & In This House of Brede is one of my favourites.'- Lyn B., author of the 'I Prefer Reading' blog and member of the DES email discussion group.Image is actual copy on offer. 
Price: 11.95 USD
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Grand Sophy, The, HEYER, Georgette
10 7342 HEYER, Georgette Grand Sophy, The
Hardcover Book Club: London; c1950, 1951; 275 pages Good in Fair dust wrapper 
A fun book set in Regency London. Miss Sophy Stanton-Lacy is a young woman who knows what she wants, what is best for her family and loved ones, and how to accomplish it all with charm and humour. One of our favourites by this author.; Burgundy binding has vertical crease on spine that does not damage binding, spine ends and corners bumped, book is cocked. Front pastedown glued by previous owner the length of front hinge, rear pastedown has short tear at rear hinge. Pages brown but not brittle, edges a bit darker and lightly foxed; interior pages clean. Browned, foxed and edgeworn dust wrapper has large chips at spine ends, spine head taped by previous owner and several short tears and small chips.; 'This story features the fearless Sophia, left in the care of her aunt. She finds the family being ruled by the eldest son, the stuffy, tyrannical Charles, who's engaged to an equally stuffy, prim and pious young woman whom nobody likes. Sophy can't possibly let matters stand like that, can she?' Image is actual copy on offer. 
Price: 21.75 USD
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Loving Without Tears, KEANE, Molly [M. J. Farrell]
11 7338 KEANE, Molly [M. J. Farrell] Loving Without Tears
Softcover; Trade PB Virago Press: London; c1951, 1988; 256 pages Good+ 
"Angel, formidable hostess, social charmer and mother par excellence, confidently awaits the return of her little boy from the trials of war. She could not anticipate that the teenager who went away will return a grown man - bronzed and world-weary - a sophisticated American widow on his arm. Nor could she anticpate that her irrepressible daughter Slaney will similarly throw herself into romance (without asking her advice) and even her niece Tiddley will show an unexpected determination in getting on with her life. Faced with domestic insurrection on a grand scale, Angel will have to sharpen her wits to maintain her tyranny." This edition has an introduction by Russell Harty.; Edgewear and cover creases, 2" tear bottom of front cover now repaired with archival tape. Pages pale tan with darker edges as is common with Virago editions; pages clean, none loose. ; Image is actual copy on offer. 
Price: 8.25 USD
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Ladies of Lyndon, The, KENNEDY, Margaret
12 7332 KENNEDY, Margaret Ladies of Lyndon, The
Softcover; Trade PB Dial Press (Virago Modern Classic): NY; c1923, 1982; 320 pages Very Good- 
Spine and cover creases, edgewear and a short closed tear. Bottom textblock edge remainder sprayed, top edge faintly soiled. A few page corners creased; interior pages clean, none loose. ; This edition has a new introduction by Nicola Beauman. Margaret Kennedy was born in 1896 and attended Somerville in 1914 with Dorothy Sayers, Vera Brittain, and Winifred Holtby. This was her first novel. It is comic, ironical, elegant, witty and a period piece of Edwardian England. Agatha marries in haste to assume leadership over the vast household at Lyndon estate, as her mother wishes. She spends several years wondering if her choice was the right one.; This author recommended by Holly H. of the DES and AT email discussion groups, Susan M. of the DES discussion group, and blogger Bree W. Susannah S. of the AT email discussion list says 'My all-time favorite author is Margaret Kennedy.' Image is actual copy on offer. 
Price: 9.95 USD
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House of Eliott, Marsh, Jean
13 7345 Marsh, Jean House of Eliott
Hardcover St. Martin's Press: New York; 1993; Third Printing 265 pages Very Good+ in Very Good+ dust wrapper 
This is Jean Marsh's first novel. It is based on the BBC/A&E series she co-created. At the death of their physician father in the 1920's, Beatrice, a confirmed spinster, and Evangeline, her beautiful younger sister, are forced to make their own way in the world. With a flair for design and a destinctive style they overcome various obstacles and found the fashionable couturier, the House of Elliott in London.; Spine ends bumped, faint pencil line top textblock edge; interior pages clean, no binding problems. Unclipped dust wrapper, lightly edgeworn. A nice copy. ; Image is actual copy on offer. 
Price: 13.00 USD
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Bid Time Return [Somewhere in Time], MATHESON, Richard
14 7319 MATHESON, Richard Bid Time Return [Somewhere in Time]
Softcover; Mass Market PB Ballentine Books: NY; c1975, 1976; First Paperback Edition 278 pages Good 
Spine and cover creases, edgewear, spine foot reinforced with archival tape. Inside covers and first and last pages faintly dampstained on bottom edge. Front free endpaper removed, pages and inside covers age browned but not brittle. Previous owner initials inside rear cover.; Also published as 'Somewhere in Time', this novel is the basis for the wonderful movie starring Jane Seymour and Christopher Reeve (with a cameo appearance by Richard Matheson). While the movie was filmed on Mackinac Island the novel is set at the lovely Hotel del Coronado in San Diego, California.; 'Bid Time Return is a stunningly romantic novel of love and passion that literally transcends time, by an author far better known for his tales of science fiction and horror. Richard Matheson's premise is captivating: What if you were a dying young man, visiting a turn-of-the-century resort hotel? And what if you fell in love with a painting of a beautiful stage actress--but she had lived and died a century before? But--what if your love was so strong that you could literally will yourself back in time to become part of her world? In the tradition of the classic romantic ghost story "Portrait of Jennie," Matheson makes his two lovers totally believable, and so the undeniably fantastic premise soon becomes completely acceptable.' This book was one of the reasons my husband proposed to me at the 'Hotel del' as he knew that this tale of love and time travel was one of my favourites. Obviously, highly recommended. Image is actual copy on offer. 
Price: 28.50 USD
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Missing Susan, MCCRUMB, Sharyn
15 7321 MCCRUMB, Sharyn Missing Susan
Hardcover Ballentine Books: NY; 1991; First US Edition 295 pages Very Good in Very Good dust wrapper 
Brown quarter cloth and paper covered boards have some faint white spots. Spine ends faintly bumped, textblock edges have a few faint smudges. Interior pages clean and bright, no binding problems. Unclipped dust wrapper lightly edgeworn with a 1.5 inch indented line on spine.; This fifth Elizabeth MacPherson mystery is a will-he-do-it rather than whodunnit. The intrepid forensic anthropologist joins a tour group on a murder mystery tour of southern England and Wales. The expert tour guide, an historian with Oxford credentials, has been paid to do more than just lecture. Entertaining, especially for anyone that has ever been on a group travel tour. Will you recognize yourself or perhaps a travelling companion as one of the characters? ;o); Although fifth in the series this mystery can stand alone (we read it before reading any of the others in the series.) Image is actual copy on offer. 
Price: 8.95 USD
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Love in a Cold Climate, MITFORD, Nancy
16 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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Summer Term, PLEYDELL, Susan [Isabel Senior nee Syme]
17 7336 PLEYDELL, Susan [Isabel Senior nee Syme] Summer Term
Softcover; Trade PB Greyladies: Edinburgh; c1959, 2010; 288 pages Very Good 
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.; Front cover lightly creased and scratched with a tiny hole, light soil to top textblock edge. ; Recommended by Geraldine H. of the DES email discussion group. This author recommended by Claire author of 'The Captive Reader' blog. This is our last copy of this out of print title. Image is actual copy on offer. 
Price: 26.95 USD

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Civil to Strangers and Other Writings, PYM, Barbara
18 7328 PYM, Barbara Civil to Strangers and Other Writings
Hardcover E. P. Dutton: New York; 1988; First US Edition 388 pages Very Good+ in Very Good+ dust wrapper 
Spine ends very lightly bumped; a very nice copy. Pages pale tan, page edges darker (seen before in this edition); pages clean. Lovely unclipped dust wrapper has faint edgewear.; This final journey into Pym country includes a complete novel, sections of three others, some short stories, and an autobiographical essay.; Image is actual copy on offer. 
Price: 18.50 USD
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Return to Thrush Green, READ, Miss [Dora Saint]
19 7323 READ, Miss [Dora Saint] Return to Thrush Green
Softcover; Mass Market PB Penguin: England; c1978, 1984; 208 pages Illustrated by J. S. Goodall; B&W Illustrations: Good+ 
Spine and covers creased and lightly soiled, covers edgeworn and rubbed, small circular label on back cover. Pages yellowed, edges have a few soil marks; interior pages clean, none loose.; Another spring visit to the Cotswold village of Thrush Green and its many memorable inhabitants.' Following the events of 'Thrush Green', it's spring again in the village, and with the change of season comes change in the lives of many villagers. The Young family's tranquility is disrupted by the sudden arrival of Joan's father, while Molly and Ben Curdle consider parking their gypsy caravan in order to settle down. Even the re-appearance of the disagreeable Sexton Piggot cannot dim the high spirits of the season.'; "Miss Read is one of my favourite writers of comfort reading. Her books about life in Fairacre & Thrush Green are familiar, full of humour & interest but never sentimental or twee." - Lyn B., author of the 'I Prefer Reading' blog and member of the DES email discussion group. Image is actual copy on offer. 
Price: 8.50 USD
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Baker's Daughter, The [Miss Bun, the Baker's Daughter], STEVENSON, D.E. [Dorothy Emily]
20 7335 STEVENSON, D.E. [Dorothy Emily] Baker's Daughter, The [Miss Bun, the Baker's Daughter]
Softcover; Mass Market PB Ace: New York; c1938, 1977; 282 pages Good+ 
Published in Great Britain as 'Miss Bun, the Baker's Daughter'. This was the first DE Stevenson book submitted to and published by Collins. It was said to be Sir William Collins's favourite DES book and the best he ever read about Scotland and the Scottish people.'; Spine and covers creased and edgeworn, a bit of soil. Inside covers and pages pale brown but not brittle (seen often in this edition). Previous owner wrote title (spelled wrong) in black marker on bottom textblock edge, ink X on first advert page; interior pages clean, none loose. A reading copy.; Image is actual copy on offer. 
Price: 12.00 USD
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Fletchers' End [Large Print], STEVENSON, D.E. [Dorothy Emily]
21 7305 STEVENSON, D.E. [Dorothy Emily] Fletchers' End [Large Print]
Hardcover; Ex-Library Ulverscroft: England; c1962; Large Print Edition 540 pages Fair in Good dust wrapper 
No publishing info page, old US distributor label on front free endpaper, no date but lack of ISBN indicates pre-1970's. Ex-library book with usual stamps and markings. Book is cocked, edges worn to boards in several places, especially bottom edge, pages pale brown (not brittle) and rather soiled. Dust wrapper edgeworn with a few short closed tears, library label on spine, remenants of previous removed label also on spine. A somewhat fragile reading copy in Large Print of a rather scarce title.; This is the wonderful sequel to 'Bel Lamington'. After reading this book, the scent of violets will bring back the memory of Fletchers End.; This title reviewed and recommended by Lyn B., author of the 'I Prefer Reading' blog and member of the DE Stevenson email discussion group. '...the kind of book that I put down after reading with a very satisfied sigh. ... again, this is destined to be a favourite.' Image is actual copy on offer. 
Price: 33.00 USD
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Green Money [The], STEVENSON, D.E. [Dorothy Emily]
22 7339 STEVENSON, D.E. [Dorothy Emily] Green Money [The]
Softcover; Mass Market PB Ace Books: NY; c1939,1977; 320 pages Very Good- 
This is a very funny and enchanting early DE Stevenson novel. Through a chance meeting, George Ferrier becomes a trustee of the Green money and the daughter that inherits. This book is a series of delightful plot tangles embroiling people you love or that annoy you no end. A deeply satisfying and charming book.; Spine and covers creased, covers edgeworn. Pages and inside covers age browned but not brittle (seen frequently in this edition), previous owner printed title in black marker on bottom textblock edge; interior pages clean, no binding problems.; Recommended by Holly H. of the ATS, AT, and DES email discussion lists. Image is actual copy on offer. 
Price: 25.50 USD
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Kate Hardy, STEVENSON, D.E. [Dorothy Emily]
23 7341 STEVENSON, D.E. [Dorothy Emily] Kate Hardy
Softcover; Mass Market PB Ace: NY; c1947,1978; 249 pages Good+ 
Readers of the Mrs. Tim books will recognize the town of Old Quinings, the setting for this wonderful novel.; Spine sunned and creased, covers lightly edgeworn, small skinned area on front cover. Pages pale brown, inside covers and page edges darker (seen before in this edition. Previous owner wrote book title in black marker on bottom edge, ink number on first advert page; interior pages clean, none loose. A reading copy. ; Image is actual copy on offer. 
Price: 16.75 USD
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The Moonspinners, Nine Coaches Waiting, The Ivy Tree, Madam, Will You Talk, STEWART, Mary
24 7309 STEWART, Mary The Moonspinners, Nine Coaches Waiting, The Ivy Tree, Madam, Will You Talk
Hardcover Octopus / Heinemann: NY; 1979; 816 pages Very Good- in Very Good dust wrapper 
Burgundy binding worn at bumped spine ends and corners. Previous owner bookplate (blank) on front free endpaper, a few faint spots to pale yellow textblock edges; interior pages clean, no binding problems. Unpriced dust wrapper faintly edgeworn and creased. Oversized volume may require additional postage for international shipping. ; An omnibus edition with four complete romantic suspense novels. 'Moonspinners' is set in Crete and was the basis for the film of the same name starring Hayley Mills."Nine Coaches Waiting" published in 1958 is a set in 1950's France. "The Ivy Tree" is set in Northumberland and, " Madam, Will You Talk" is set in the South of France. It was Stewart's first novel; begun " 1952, with no intention of publishing it, but my husband persuaded me to send it away, and it was accepted."; Mary Stewart books recommended by Lyn B. author of the 'I Prefer Reading' blog and several other members of the DE Stevenson email discussion group. Image is actual copy on offer. 
Price: 27.50 USD
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Parson's Nine, STREATFEILD, Noel
25 7155 STREATFEILD, Noel Parson's Nine
Softcover Greyladies: Edinburgh; c1932, 2014; 290 pages As New 
The story of a saintly vicar, his more practical wife and their nine children in a country vicarage before, during and after the First World War.

When Esdras, with his robust biblical quotations for every occasion - not always appreciated, and his brothers Tobit and Sirach go off to boarding school, Miss Crosby, a governess striving for womenís emancipation, arrives to teach the younger children; clever Judith, home-loving Esther and twins Susanna and Baruch. But we know that the childhood idyll cannot last, that the cataclysm is approaching. For a family of nine children in their teens and twenties can hardly hope to come through the Great War unscathed. But tragedy is met with stoicism and courage, indeed is barely mentioned, and lives are picked up and resumed in a very different post-war world.

Noel Streatfeild was herself the daughter of the vicarage, aged 18 when war was declared, and as her own war work volunteered in a hospital kitchen, wrote and put on plays in aid of the Red Cross, and left home to be a munitions worker at Woolwich Arsenal. Parsonís Nine is her second novel, originally published in 1932.; A lovely as new copy. 
Price: 21.95 USD

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