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Victorian Sisters : The Remarkable Macdonald Women and the Great Men They Inspired, TAYLOR, Ina
Victorian Sisters : The Remarkable Macdonald Women and the Great Men They Inspired
TAYLOR, Ina
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Great Gardens of Britain and Ireland, STANNARD, Dorothy (Ed.)
Great Gardens of Britain and Ireland
STANNARD, Dorothy (Ed.)
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Angela Thirkell Portrait Of A Lady Novelist, Thirkell] STRICKLAND, Margot
Angela Thirkell Portrait Of A Lady Novelist
Thirkell] STRICKLAND, Margot
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Angela Thirkell Portrait Of A Lady Novelist, Thirkell] STRICKLAND, Margot
Angela Thirkell Portrait Of A Lady Novelist
Thirkell] STRICKLAND, Margot
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Nice Girl's Guide to Good Behaviour, REDLICH, Monica
1 6797 REDLICH, Monica Nice Girl's Guide to Good Behaviour
Hardcover Palazzo Editions: Bath, UK; c1935, 2008; Second Printing 160 pages Illustrated by Anna Zinkeisen; B&W Illustrations: Very Good+ in Very Good+ dust wrapper 
A new book received with light colour loss to tiny areas on board edges and very faint edgewear to dust wrapper.; Illustrated with wonderful period black & wwhite photographs and delightful drawings by Anna K. Zinkeisen. Originally published in England in 1935, this 'gently satiricalhandbook to being the right sort of girl effortlessly guides readers through the troublesome twists and turns of the social whirl. Monica Redlich dispenses advice for every possible encounter; from how to combine kindness with absolute honesty when reassuring friends (They always say a big nose is a sign of character) and what to say when caught in an awkward situation (I am justtrying to get some dust out of poor Freddie's eye) to the perfect reply on receiving congratulations upon your engagement (Thank you, Angela darling. I only wish we could manage tofind someone for you). Nice girls once reigned supreme, and with this essential companion they could again. No modern girl should be without it.'; Recommended. Book matches sample illustration. Published @ $19.95. 
Price: 9.95 USD
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2 1097 Reynolds, James Sovereign Britain
Hardcover G. P. Putnam's Sons: New York; 1955; First US Edition Illustrated by The Author: Very Good+ in Very Good dust wrapper  
Drawings; 368 pages; Spine top corners bumped, bottom edges of boards lightly worn, previous owner bookplate on front decorated pastedown; dust wrapper edgeworn and slightly chipped at extremities. ; Great emphasis on houses and castles in the National Trust.  
Price: 21.50 USD
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3 614 Rose, Phyllis Parallel Lives : Five Victorian Marriages
Softcover; Trade PB Knopf: New York; 1983; Reprint Very Good  
318 pages; Creases on spine and front cover, previous owner's embossed stamp on half title page; The five marriages discussed are of Catherine Hogarth and Charles Dickens, John Ruskin and Effie Gray, Jane Welsh and Thomas Carlyle, Harriet Taylor and John Stuart Mill, and George Eliot and George Henry Lewes.  
Price: 6.00 USD
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Victorian Needlepoint, RUSSELL, Beth
4 6509 RUSSELL, Beth Victorian Needlepoint
Hardcover Crescent: NY; 1990; 4to 11" - 13" tall; 112 pages Color Photographs: Very Good+ in Very Good+ dust wrapper 
Spine ends and corners lightly bumped; covers and pages clean and bright. Dust wrapper has very light edgewear. A very nice copy. ; 'This book presents 25 needlepoint projects based on the designs of William Morris and his contemporaries in the Arts & Crafts Movement. Each design is carefully charted and accompanied by detailed step-by-step instructions.' Designs include: Strawberry Thief, Bird, Bird and Lily, Lodden, Trellis, Tiffany Window, Wild Flowers, Tulips and Daffodils, Magpies, Holland Park, Acanthus, Hammersmith, Jackfield Geranium, Country Flowers,Flower Tiles. Also includes a short essay on the Arts & Crafts Movement and a chapter on needlepoint basics.; Will not fit safely in an Int'l. Priority envelope. 
Price: 10.75 USD
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5 902 SEVERY, Merle (Ed.) Age of Chivalry
Hardcover National Geographic Society: Washington, D.C.; 1969; First Edition 378 pages Color Illustrations: Very Good in Good dust wrapper 
Spine ends bumped, some of dust wrapper has adhered to bottom edge. No binding problems, interior pages clean and bright. Edgworn dust wrapper has laminate peeling in spots, large 2" chip missing from back panel, smaller chip out of front panel. There are several small closed tears and a dampstain at bottom of front flap. ; A fascinating look at the pageant of eleven centuries that come alive in more than 400 color illustrations. Also included is a wonderful 16-page foldout which details the full sweep of the Bayeux Tapestry - a priceless panorama of life in the Middle Ages.  
Price: 12.50 USD
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Ottoline Morrell: Life on the Grand Scale, SEYMOUR, Miranda
6 6320 SEYMOUR, Miranda Ottoline Morrell: Life on the Grand Scale
Hardcover Farrar Straus & Giroux: NY; 1993; First US Edition 452 pages B&W Photographs: Very Good+ in Very Good+ dust wrapper 
Corners and bottom edge lightly bumped. Unclipped dust wrapper lightly edgeworn with one tiny closed tear. Book review from 1993 "The New Republic' laid in. A lovely copy.; Lady Ottoline Morrell (1873-1938) was one of the most controversial figures of the Bloomsbury era. This biography is 'based on complete access to the Morrell famiy archives and to the Bertrand Russell correspondence.' 'This is an elegant, lively portrait of British literary society and the definitive biography of one of the era's most celebrated partrons of the arts.' 
Price: 22.75 USD
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7 2428 SMITH, Susan Bedell Reflected Glory : the Life of Pamela Churchill Harriman
Hardcover Simon & Schuster: New York; 1996; Reprint Very Good in Very Good+ dust wrapper  
559 pages; Bottom text block edge has black remainder mark. Spine ends and bottom corners bumped. Pages clean and bright, no binding problems. Dust wrapper, not price clipped, is faintly rubbed and edgeworn. A nice copy.  
Price: 7.50 USD
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8 6437 SOMERSET, Anne Ladies-In-Waiting: From the Tudors to the Present Day
Hardcover Alfred A. Knopf: NY; 1984; First US Edition 342 pages B&W Illustrations: Good+ in Very Good- dust wrapper 
Spine ends lightly bumped, corners bumped revealing boards on two corners; no binding problems. Red remainder mark on top page edge, page edges pale yellow, bottom edge of last 40 pages rippled; interior pages clean. Unclipped dust wrapper edgeworn with a few closed tears and creases.; 'Far from being servants or decorative accessories in court, ladies-in-waiting competed for real positions of power--and many succeeded in their goals, sometimes betraying their queens in the process. A few even became royal mistresses. Drawing on a wide variety of primary sources, this lively, full-scale study by a bestselling author combines anecdote with searching analysis to create social history at its most colorful and entertaining.' 
Price: 11.75 USD
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Mrs. Keppel and Her Daughter, SOUHAMI, Diana
9 6391 SOUHAMI, Diana Mrs. Keppel and Her Daughter
Hardcover St Martin's Press: New York; 1997; Third Printing 338 pages B&W Photographs: Very Good+ in Near Fine dust wrapper 
Spine ends bumped; a very nice copy indeed. Unclipped dust wrapper faintly edgeworn. ; A dual biography of the last mistress of King Edward VII who believed that discretion was everything and her daughter, Violet Trefusis, who was willing to give up everything for the forbidden love of Vita Sackville-West. Mrs. Keppel was the great-grandmother of Camilla Parker-Bowles, wife of the current Prince of Wales.' 
Price: 12.75 USD
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10 5109 SPALDING, Frances Vanessa Bell
Softcover; Trade PB Harvest/HBJ: San Diego; c1983, 1985; Very Good  
B&W Photographs; 399 pages; Spine creased, covers lightly edgeworn and rubbed, pages lightly soiled.; Biography of Virginia Woolf's sister, a central figure of the Bloomsbury Group. Until this book was published she she was its most elusive member. This biography 'brings her powerful, magnetic personality into clarity, revealing the complex emotions beneath her surface serenity, her gift for the "handling of life" (as Virginia called it) and her lifelong commitment to art. An important part of this biography is devoted to her painting, her harmonious working relationship with Duncan Grant, and their contribution to English art and decoration.'  
Price: 10.00 USD
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11 2359 SPIELMAN, M.H. and G.S. Layard Life and Work of Kate Greenaway
Hardcover Bracken Books: London; c1905,1986; 301 pages Very Good in Very Good dust wrapper 
Spine head lightly bumped, no binding problems, pages clean and bright. Two small indentations on back cover with corresponding marks on rear dust wrapper panel. Dust wrapper, not price cut, is lightly rubbed and faintly edgeworn. A nice copy of a lovely book. ; Illustrated with colour and b&w drawings and photographs this biography was written four years after her death by two of Miss Greenway's friends. It is a loving tribute to one of the best loved and enduring of all illustrators. She was a great friend of John Ruskin's and much of her correspondence with him is included in this book. She was also an admirer of Edward Burne-Jones's work. 
Price: 24.50 USD
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Great Gardens of Britain and Ireland, STANNARD, Dorothy (Ed.)
12 7048 STANNARD, Dorothy (Ed.) Great Gardens of Britain and Ireland
Softcover; Trade PB Insight Guides: 344 pages Colour Photographs: Near Fine 
A lovely new copy with faintest edgewear.; A fully illustrated guide to the gardens of the British Isles, featuring more than 320 of the best gardens open to the public. It includes beautiful photography and expert text about the history of garden design and plant origins. All gardens plotted on regional maps, brief notes on accomodations and local pubs also listed.' The yellow pages at the back of the book contain useful addresses and websites, a glossary of garden terms and a further reading list.' An excellent tool for planning an excursion or for wonderful armchair dreaming.; Published @ $23.95, this guide is no longer in print. Image is actual copy on offer. 
Price: 9.95 USD
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13 1683 STOCKWELL, Christine Nature's Pharmacy : A History of Plants and Healing [Based on the Pharmaceutical Society's Museum Collection at Kew]
Hardcover Century Hutchinson Ltd: London; 1988; 160 pages B&W Illustrations: Very Good+ in Very Good+ dust wrapper 
Top text block edge lightly foxed; spine tail bumped. Dust wrapper, not price clipped, top edge of inside flaps lightly foxed, very lightly edgeworn. ; From the dust wrapper, "fascinating history of plants and healing....Reveals the uses of plants from magic to medicine, and tells us of the individuals who discovered their healing properties. " Includes an extensive index of common and botanical names of plants.  
Price: 19.75 USD
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Noel Streatfeild, STREATFEILD] HUSE, Nancy
14 7204 STREATFEILD] HUSE, Nancy Noel Streatfeild
Hardcover Twayne Publishers: NY; 1994; 163 pages Near Fine in Very Good+ dust wrapper 
Burgundy cloth binding, spine ends lightly bumped; a lovely copy. Dust wrapper very lightly edgeworn and rubbed. ; Part of the Twayne's English Author Series. "In this comprehensive analysis of a woman hailed by her fellow Britons as a 'National Monument', Nancy Huse argues that Streatfeild's work challenges the status of 'girl's books' , described in most criticism as ephemeral or constituting a catagory separate from 'great books'. Huse attributes the appeal of Streatfeild's books to their contemporary themes and traditional values and finds that in exploring the tensions of heredity and environment Streatfeild anticipates many contemporary questions about the role of women, the structure of the family, and the implications of the class system. In particular, Huse notes, Streatfeild (in both her children's and adult novels) used the poverty of women and their work in the domestic sphere to link the public with the private worlds shaping children.

Streatfeild's conservative upbringing, rebellious youth, and complex life-long relationship with her family provided material for her novels, according to Huse. Streatfeild developed a conscious perspective on childhood that she used to defend child/adult boundaries while sharpening story forms. At the same time, Huse contends, her multi faceted talent admitted new subjects, character types, themes, and information into the children's book because she assumed competence and intelligent curiosity as the basis of children's contributions to the family and to society.

In this vibrant portrait of the life and work of such an innovative children's writer, Huse suggests some meaningful ways to evaluate the family novel, the role of a children's novelist in preserving and constructing a historical record, and the implications of formulaic patterns that derive from female experience."

Her adult novels and novels written as Susan Scarlett are also discussed.; Image is actual copy on offer. 
Price: 25.75 USD

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Aubrey Beardsley, a Biography , STURGIS, Matthew
15 3007 STURGIS, Matthew Aubrey Beardsley, a Biography
Hardcover Overlook Press: Woodstock, NY; c1998,1999; First US Edition Near Fine in Near Fine dust wrapper  
B&W Photographs; 404 pages; A new book that has a slightly rubbed dust wrapper. ; 'In this biography, Matthew Sturgis has uncovered a great amount of new material and used many previously untapped sources to produce the most compelling and definitive account of Beardsley's life to date. Starting with Beardsley's shabby-genteel childhood in Brighton and London, Sturgis gives readers the full account of Beardsley's brief and brilliant life, from the artist's close relationship with his sister Mabel, his inspiring schooldays, his miserable year in a London insurance office, and his first discovery of Edward Burne-Jones, to his sudden rise to fame as co-editor of both The Yellow Book and The Savoy, his spectacular fall from grace in the wake of the Oscar Wilde scandal, and his anguished period of declining health. Willfully perverse, Beardsley achieved a fame that polarized late Victorian England while forging for himself a unique position among the Pre-Raphaelites, Impressionists, Symbolists, and literary Decadents that defined the fin de siecle temper. Yet, as Sturgis clearly demonstrates, perhaps Beardsley's greatest creation was himself. His deliberate manipulation of the press and public, his awareness of both art and market-place, made him one the of the first truly modern artists.'; Published @$29.95.  
Price: 19.75 USD
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A Gull on the Roof, TANGYE, Derek
16 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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Victorian Sisters : The Remarkable Macdonald Women and the Great Men They Inspired, TAYLOR, Ina
17 7051 TAYLOR, Ina Victorian Sisters : The Remarkable Macdonald Women and the Great Men They Inspired
Softcover; Trade PB Adler & Adler: MD; 1987; 218 pages B&W Illustrations: Very Good 
Spine sunned and faintly creased, very light edgewear. Pages edges pale yellow (seen before in this edition) and lightly soiled; interior pages clean, none loose.; This is the engaging biography of Angela Thirkell's grandmother and great-aunts. Georgiana Burne-Jones, her grandmother, wife of painter Edward Burne-Jones, Agnes was the wife of artist Edward Poynter, Alice was wife to an artist and mother of Rudyard Kipling and Louisa was mother to British Prime Minister Stanley Baldwin.; Ede J. of the ATS and AT email discussion group liked this book better than the one more recently published about the sisters, "worth buying to add to one's Thirkell Shelf." Also recommended by Carol S. of the ATS and AT email discussion group. Image is actual copy on offer. 
Price: 12.00 USD
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The Other Elizabeth Taylor, TAYLOR] BEAUMAN, Nicola
18 6960 TAYLOR] BEAUMAN, Nicola The Other Elizabeth Taylor
Softcover; Trade PB Persephone Books: London; 2009; 444 pages Very Good+ 
Spine lightly curved and creased, covers faintly edgeworn, title page creased. A very nice copy. ; ' Betty Coles became Elizabeth Taylor upon her marriage in 1936. Her first novel "At Mrs. Lippincote's" appeared in the same year (1945) as the actress Elizabeth Taylor was appearing in "National Velvet." Over the next thirty years, "the other Elizabeth Taylor" lived and worked in Buckinghamshire and published eleven more novels and four volumes of short stories.'; Nicola Beauman's biography 'tries to give this marvellous novelist her due while describing her life as truthfully as possible'. The author founded Persephone Books in 1999. This title recommended by Lyn B., author of the 'I Prefer Reading' blog and member of the DES email discussion group. Image is actual copy offered. 
Price: 16.50 USD
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19 452 Theroux, Paul Kingdom By The Sea : A Journey Around Great Britain
Hardcover Houghton Mifflin: NY; 1983; First US Edition Very Good+ in Very Good dust wrapper  
353 pages; Light yellow-green boards, navy blue cloth binding with bright gilt lettering, map end-papers; dw rubbed and edgeworn. ; Theroux travelled the entire perimeter of Great Britain, including Northern Ireland.  
Price: 18.00 USD
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Angela Thirkell Portrait Of A Lady Novelist, Thirkell] STRICKLAND, Margot
20 6988 Thirkell] STRICKLAND, Margot Angela Thirkell Portrait Of A Lady Novelist
Softcover; Trade PB Duckworth Press: c1977,1996; Second Printing 182 pages Very Good Signed by Author
Signed by Author; Light edgewear and rubbing, closed horizontal tear at spine does not damage binding; no spine or cover creases; a nice copy. ; This reprint was published by the Angela Thirkell Society, North American Branch. It does not have the photographic illustrations found in the hardback. This copy is inscribed by the author "E--- Chicago 1996" on the title page. An interesting, and at times controversial, telling of this British author's life. She wrote many wonderful novels mainly set in Anthony Trollope's Barsetshire and was related to Edward Burne-Jones, Rudyard Kipling, and Stanley Baldwin.; Image is actual copy on offer. 
Price: 28.75 USD
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Angela Thirkell Portrait Of A Lady Novelist, Thirkell] STRICKLAND, Margot
21 6989 Thirkell] STRICKLAND, Margot Angela Thirkell Portrait Of A Lady Novelist
Softcover; Trade PB Duckworth Press: c1977,1998; Third Printing 182 pages Very Good 
Light edgewear and rubbing, a few spine and cover creases; pages clean and bright. ; This reprint was published by the Angela Thirkell Society, North American Branch. It does not have the photographic illustrations found in the hardback. An interesting, and at times controversial, telling of this British author's life. She wrote many wonderful novels mainly set in Anthony Trollope's Barsetshire and was related to Edward Burne-Jones, Rudyard Kipling, and Stanley Baldwin.; Image is actual copy on offer; in our attempt to show the spine this image appears curved, the book is not curved or warped. 
Price: 23.75 USD
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22 2984 THOMAS, Gillian A Position to Command Respect: Women and the Eleventh Britannica
Hardcover Scarecrow Press: Metuchen, NJ & London; 1992; 212 pages Near Fine 
A new book. No dust wrapper, as issued.; 'The 1910-1911 "Encyclopaedia Britannica" was advertised as "the high water mark of human knowledge." Its contributors included some of the most notable figures from the late Victorian and Edwardian worlds of scholarship and knowledge. That 34 of the 1,500 contributors were women was widely perceived as signaling a significant breakthrough into the world of learning. The historical moment when these women were trying to claim cultural authority was one in which the role of women was being debated as never before. Many of the women contributors (predominantly British) were active participants in the suffrage debate. The book examines public and private aspects of the women contributors' lives and includes short biographies.' ; Published at $35.00 
Price: 22.50 USD
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Aristocrats : The Illustrated Companion , TILLYARD, Stella
23 5626 TILLYARD, Stella Aristocrats : The Illustrated Companion
Softcover; Trade PB Seven Dials: London; 2000; Near Fine  
Color Photographs; 208 pages; A lovely unread copy with faint edgewear.; The story of the four Lennox sisters is also a 'rich social history of eighteenth century Britain. The daughters of the Second Duke and Duchess of Richmond lived in magnificence as mistresses of some of the most splendid houses in England and Ireland through turbulent times, from the Jacobite Rebellion to the French Revolution.'This companion book for the BBC (PBS) series carefully details how their lives were made into a lavish television drama and the text is entirely different from the biography by Tillyard which was the basis for the series. Photographs reveal the spectacular treasure trove of houses, furniture, objects, and paintings commissioned by the sisters as well as numerous stills from the series.  
Price: 11.75 USD
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Pre-Raphaelites At Home, TODD, Pamela
24 5018 TODD, Pamela Pre-Raphaelites At Home
Hardcover Watson- Guptill Publishing: NY; 2001; First US Edition 4to 11" - 13" tall; 192 pages Color Illustrations: Near Fine in Very Good+ dust wrapper 
A new book with faint edgewear to dust wrapper. ; The semi-secret Pre-Raphaelite Brotherhood was a fiery group of young artists, designers and thinkers, led by the charismatic figure of Dante Gabriel Rossetti. This book 'explores their personalities and work through the places and haunts they made their own, presenting an intimate view of an important section of the avant-garde artistic community and placing it firmly in its Victorian context. "Pre-Raphaelites at Home" is a book about personality and place. Biographies of each of the extensive cast of characters open the book, followed by a chronology of the significant events affecting the group over more than 60 years. In the succeeding chapters Rossetti, John Everett Millais, William Holman Hunt and Thomas Woolner are joined by William Morris, Edward Burne-Jones and their intimate circle. Place by place, we are led through the story of subtly shifting allegiance, of love and deaths, adultery and illness, as the angry young men became successful, and, in some cases, even respectable. The lively narrative, packed with quotation from their own work, is lavishly illustrated with full colour reproductions of Pre-Raphaelite paintings and portraits, photographs of interiors, furnishings and textile designs, and black and white contemporary photographs of the artists, their homes and their studios, as well as line drawings, sketches and cartoons from Punch and material from the Illustrated London News. Recommended.; A picture of AT as a child that we have not seen previously is included in this book. Published @ $40.00. 
Price: 22.50 USD
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25 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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