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Mrs. Tim of the Regiment, STEVENSON, D.E. [Dorothy Emily]
Mrs. Tim of the Regiment
STEVENSON, D.E. [Dorothy Emily]
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Ten Way Street, SCARLETT, Susan [Noel Streatfeild]
Ten Way Street
SCARLETT, Susan [Noel Streatfeild]
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Emily Dennistoun [Truth is the Strong Thing], STEVENSON, D.E. [Dorothy Emily]
Emily Dennistoun [Truth is the Strong Thing]
STEVENSON, D.E. [Dorothy Emily]
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Town in Bloom, The, SMITH, Dodie
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SMITH, Dodie
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1 1419 Raymond, Ernest Gentle Greaves
Hardcover; Book Club Edition Saturday Review Press: New York; 1970; Very Good with no dust wrapper  
559 pages; Black cloth boards lightly rubbed, text block edges lightly yellowed, top corner of front free endpaper clipped; no dust wrapper. ; Originally published in Britain in 1949. After WWII an elderly man and his adopted daughter arrive at an old, restored, London home. The story of the retired publisher's life begins in late Victorian England.  
Price: 8.75 USD
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2 1016 Rayner, Claire Flanders : Poppy Chronicles II
Hardcover Weidenfeld & Nicolson: London; 1988; First British Edition 309 pages Very Good in Very Good dust wrapper 
Spine head lightly bumped, front board very slightly flared, pages yellowed, erased pencil marks on front free endpaper. Dust wrapper not price cut, spine sunned, light edgewear. ; Poppy is 16 in 1911 and is attending suffragette meetings in London. Life is exciting with wonderful possibilities. The outbreak of the Great War in 1914 changes everything and adds a new kind of excitement and freedom as Poppy becomes an ambulance driver. Part two of a six part series.  
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3 1015 Rayner, Claire Jubilee : Poppy Chronicles I
Hardcover Weidenfeld & Nicolson: London; 1987; First British Edition 375 pages Very Good in Very Good dust wrapper 
Spine head and tail bumped, front board slightly flared, pages yellowed, erased pencil marks on front free endpaper. White dust wrapper not price cut, spine sunned, light edgewear. ; Poppy is one of the last of the Victorians, born in 1895. Her parents were culturally and socially worlds apart. Her mother, a woman with no fortune, meets her father, an East-End boxer in a London she never knew existed until one fateful evening. Part one of a six part series.
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Chronicles of Fairacre ; Village School, Village Diary, Storm in the Village, READ, Miss  [Dora Saint]
4 7120 READ, Miss [Dora Saint] Chronicles of Fairacre ; Village School, Village Diary, Storm in the Village
Hardcover; Book Club Edition Houghton Mifflin Company: Boston, MA; 1977; 534 pages Illustrated by J. S. Goodall; B&W Illustrations: Very Good- 
First edition stated but this is a book club edition. Bumped spine ends and corners worn (leatherette starting to peel, seen quite often in this edition). Horizontal crease in leatherette on front cover (publishing flaw). Front and rear pastedowns faintly foxed, page edges pale yellow, interior pages clean. No dust wrapper.; An omnibus edition with the first three delightful tales of Fairacre.; This author loved, 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: 13.95 USD
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At Home in Thrush Green, READ, Miss [Dora Saint]
5 7169 READ, Miss [Dora Saint] At Home in Thrush Green
Softcover; Mass Market PB Penguin: London; c1985,1986; 261 pages Illustrated by J. S. Goodall; B&W Illustrations: Very Good 
Covers lightly creased and edgeworn, no spine creases, white rear cover faintly soiled, pages pale tan, edges a bit darker (seen before in this edition); interior pages clean.; Springtime in the village of Thrush Green. Eight retirement homes for those most in need are built where the old rectory burned down. Who will live there and how will they all get along? How will they accommodate the dogs, cats, and birds that will no doubt live there also?; "Miss Read is one of my favourite writers of comfort reading."-This author 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: 9.75 USD
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6 6534 READ, Miss [Dora Saint] Fairacre Festival
Softcover; Trade PB Academy Chicago Publishers: Chicago; c1968,1990; Reprint 104 pages Illustrated by J. S. Goodall; B&W Illustrations: Very Good 
Light edgewear and cover creases, no spine creases, page edges yellowed (seen before in this edition).; The village of Fairacre has a festival to help pay for the damage done to the roof of St. Patrick's church by an October storm. 
Price: 11.50 USD
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Farewell to Fairacre, READ, Miss [Dora Saint]
7 7162 READ, Miss [Dora Saint] Farewell to Fairacre
Hardcover; Ex-Library Michael Joseph: London; 1993; First British Edition 213 pages Illustrated by J. S. Goodall; B&W Illustrations: Very Good- in Very Good+ dust wrapper 
Ex-library book with usual stamps and markings, a black library binding with library tape reinforcing front and rear inside hinges. Spine has faint vertical line and bumped edges. Page edges lightly soiled; interior pages clean and bright. Unclipped dust wrapper lightly edgeworn; no library markings. Canadian price top corner, UK £ price bottom corner of front flap (seen before in this edition). ; Our final visit to Fairacre as Miss Read decides she must retire.; "Miss Read is one of my favourite writers of comfort reading."-This author 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: 12.50 USD
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Friends at Thrush Green, READ, Miss [Dora Saint]
8 7239 READ, Miss [Dora Saint] Friends at Thrush Green
Softcover; Mass Market PB Penguin: Hammondsworth, England; c1990,1991; 244 pages Illustrated by J. S. Goodall; B&W Illustrations: Very Good 
Spine creases, light edgewear, and cover creases, pages pale tan, edges a bit darker (seen before in this edition); interior pages clean, none loose. A nice copy.; Retired schoolteachers Dorothy Watson and Agnes Fogerty return to Thrush Green to visit their many friends.; Image is actual copy on offer. 
Price: 8.75 USD
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Gossip from Thrush Green, READ, Miss [Dora Saint]
9 7238 READ, Miss [Dora Saint] Gossip from Thrush Green
Hardcover; Ex-Library Houghton Mifflin: Boston; 1982; Book Club Edition 246 pages Illustrated by J. S. Goodall; B&W Illustrations: Very Good in Very Good dust wrapper 
First edition stated but dust wrapper indicates this is a book club edition. An ex-library copy with the expected stamps, markings, and pocket. Spine ends and corners bumped; book downgraded from VG+ due to library markings. Dust wrapper edgeworn with a lightly soiled white rear panel, a single short closed tear, and a library label taped to sunned spine. ; "A sleepy golden summer contains a flurry of activity in the village in this sequel to 'Return to Thrush Green'. Rumors spread that Mr. Venables is considering retirement just as the village's teacher is about to make an important decision. Molly Curdle prepares for a new baby. Vicar Henstock works on his sermon, quite unaware of the disaster that will overtake him."; Image is actual copy on offer. 
Price: 14.50 USD
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Howards of Caxley, The, READ, Miss [Dora Saint]
10 6933 READ, Miss [Dora Saint] Howards of Caxley, The
Softcover; Mass Market PB Penguin: Harmondsworth, England; c1967,1985; 188 pages Very Good 
Spine creased, covers very lightly edgeworn and creased, white rear panel faintly soiled, page edges lightly brown (seen before in this edition); interior pages clean, none loose.; From another edition: "This book continues the story of the two Caxley families, the Norths and the Howards, who were first introduced in 'The Market Square'... The story opens on a fine May morning in the fateful year of 1939. The little country town in wartime, during the lean years which followed and the more prosperous times which came later, forms the setting of Miss Read's new novel which brings the tale of the two closely-knit families to the present time".; Image is actual copy offered. 
Price: 8.95 USD
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Miss Clare Remembers, READ, Miss [Dora Saint]
11 6888 READ, Miss [Dora Saint] Miss Clare Remembers
Softcover; Mass Market PB Penguin: Harmondsworth, England; c1962,1976; Reprint 208 pages Illustrated by J. S. Goodall; B&W Illustrations: Very Good- 
Covers creased and edgeworn, pages pale brown, edges a bit darker; interior pages clean, none loose. ; The story of the 70 year friendship between Miss (Dolly) Clare, born in Caxley and Emily Davis of Beech Green.; Cover matches rather blurry sample image. 
Price: 7.50 USD
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Storm in the Village, READ, Miss [Dora Saint]
12 6635 READ, Miss [Dora Saint] Storm in the Village
Softcover; Trade PB Orion Books: London; c1958,2006; Reprint 209 pages Very Good+ 
Faint spine and cover creases, previous bookstore stamp on inside front cover, very light edgewear. A very nice copy.; The third book in the Fairacre series. The storm in village is the rumour that a large housing estate is to be built on Mr. Millar's Hundred Acre Field, just on the edge of Fairacre.; Recommended by Linda S.. This title reviewed and recommended by Lyn B., author of the 'I Prefer Reading' blog and member of the DES email discussion group.This edition out of print. 
Price: 11.75 USD
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Summer at Fairacre, READ, Miss [Dora Saint]
13 7102 READ, Miss [Dora Saint] Summer at Fairacre
Hardcover Houghton Mifflin Company: Boston; 1985; First US Edition 242 pages Illustrated by J. S. Goodall; B&W Illustrations: Very Good in Good+ dust wrapper 
A copy of the true first US edition with decorated endpapers and green quarter cloth spine, not the more readily available book club edition. Spine tail bumped with a tiny tear, pale yellow page edges have a few faint soil marks. Unclipped dust wrapper edgeworn, spine and lightly soiled white rear panel sunned, a few chips and tears, two skinned areas on spine. ; "One of my favorite "Reads," I have loaned my own two copies time and again to friends that don't know about this soothing, straightforward English writer. In this volume, our school teacher Miss Read takes us back to Fairacre, a lovely downland village, from spring to the end of summer. Miss Read finds practical ways to help young Joseph Coggs and is a marvelously understated friend to Amy. How she deals with Henry Mawne (after all, he is married even if his wife is on an extended visit to Ireland and village tongues will wag when the lonely man stops by) and the bounties of the summer garden (how many baskets of gooseberries can one lone woman top and tail?)...are just two of the gentle complications waiting to be enjoyed. Don't be deceived by the simplicity of language and plot. Miss Read novels were written to last."-Holly H. recommends. This title also 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: 14.75 USD
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Tales from a Village School, READ, Miss [Dora Saint]
14 7056 READ, Miss [Dora Saint] Tales from a Village School
Hardcover Houghton Mifflin: Boston; 1995; First US Edition 166 pages Illustrated by Kate Dicker; B&W Illustrations: Very Good+ in Very Good+ dust wrapper 
A nice copy. Cloth spine ends and bottom corners bumped, a few page edges creased; no remainder mark. Unclipped dust wrapper, has very light edgewear.; A delightful series of short stories published in magazines between 1952 and1962. Published in book form for the first time.; Image is actual copy on offer. 
Price: 15.95 USD
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Thrush Green, READ, Miss [Dora Saint]
15 7249 READ, Miss [Dora Saint] Thrush Green
Softcover; Ex-Library Academy Chicago Publishers: Chicago, IL; c1959, 1987; 226 pages Illustrated by J. S. Goodall; B&W Illustrations: Very Good- 
Ex-library trade paperback with the expected stamps, markings, and pocket. Lightly sunned spine, some edgewear and creases; interior pages clean. We have found this edition should be handled with care as the bindings are sometimes rather fragile.; Our first visit to Thrush Green, a small hamlet in the Cotswolds. 'A cast of characters is introduced as the village prepares for one pivotal day—May Day. Before the holiday is over, life, love, and perhaps eternity will touch the immemorial peace of the village.'; "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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Tyler's Row, READ, Miss [Dora Saint]
16 6910 READ, Miss [Dora Saint] Tyler's Row
Softcover; Mass Market PB Penguin: Hammondsworth, England; c1972,1982; Reprint 186 pages Illustrated by J. S. Goodall; B&W Illustrations: Very Good- 
Light spine and cover creases, spine tail reinforced with archival tape, covers edgeworn, white rear panel lightly yellowed. Page edges yellowed (seen before in this edition); pages clean, none loose. ; Tyler's Row is four cottages in the village of Fairacre that date back to 1763.; Image is actual book offered. 
Price: 9.95 USD
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Village Affairs, READ, Miss [Dora Saint]
17 7170 READ, Miss [Dora Saint] Village Affairs
Softcover; Mass Market PB Orion Books: London; c1977, 2008; 200 pages Illustrated by J. S. Goodall; B&W Illustrations: Very Good+ 
A new unread copy, fore-edge yellowed.; Another enjoyable visit to Fairacre.; 'The English village of Fairacre may appear idyllically peaceful to passersby, but when a rumor emerges—that the Fairacre School is to be closed and the children bused to nearby Beech Green—the village is up in arms at once. The schoolmistress, Miss Read, suffers agonizing indecision at the prospect, and her situtation is made worse when her infants' room teacher decides to leave and the short-tempered Mrs. Pringle becomes more contrary than ever. In this book, as in all of her wry chronicles set in the neighboring Cotswold villages of Fairacre and Thrush Green, Miss Read takes readers to a bygone world of charming eccentrics and stalwart characters. When troubles arise they are handled with a combination of manners, a bit of the stiff upper lip, and the occasional good-natured compromise.'

'Village Affairs' is among my favorite three Miss Reads. Highly recommended for a cozy escape." - Holly H. of the ATS and AT and DES email discussion groups; "Miss Read is the very best in light reading." "Miss Read is one of my favourite writers of comfort reading."-Lyn B., author of the 'I Prefer Reading' blog and member of the DES email discussion group. Image is one of actual copies on offer. 
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Village Affairs, READ, Miss [Dora Saint]
18 6943 READ, Miss [Dora Saint] Village Affairs
Hardcover; Book Club Edition Houghton Mifflin: Boston; 1978; 239 pages Illustrated by J. S. Goodall: Very Good in Very Good dust wrapper 
A nice copy. First edition stated but lack of illustrated endpapers and statement on dust wrapper indicate this is not a true first. Spine ends and top corners lightly bumped; no binding problems. Pastedowns, free endpapers, and page edges yellowed; interior pages clean. Dust wrapper very lightly edgeworn, white rear panel soiled, a few closed tears. ; Another enjoyable visit to Fairacre.; Recommended by Holly H. of the ATS and AT and DES email discussion groups; "Miss Read is the very best in light reading. 'Village Affairs' is among my favorite three Miss Reads. Highly recommended for a cozy escape." Image is actual copy offered. 
Price: 12.25 USD
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19 6459 READ, Miss [Dora Saint] Village Centenary
Hardcover Houghton Mifflin: Boston; 1981; Book Club Edition 236 pages Illustrated by J. S. Goodall; B&W Illustrations: Near Fine in Very Good+ dust wrapper 
Spine ends faintly bumped, a few smudges on top page edges; interior pages clean and bright, no binding problems. Dust wrapper has lightly yellowed white back and flap edges and light edgewear. Remnant of old price tag on front flap. First American edition stated but dust wrapper flap says book club edition. A very nice copy.; The village school at Fairacre is one hundred years old and there is the Caxley Spring Festival to enjoy. 
Price: 13.00 USD
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Village School, READ, Miss [Dora Saint]
20 7175 READ, Miss [Dora Saint] Village School
Softcover; Trade PB Houghton and Mifflin: Boston; c1955, 2001; Reprint 238 pages Illustrated by J. S. Goodall; B&W Illustrations: Very Good+ 
No spine or cover creases, light edgewear, page edges yellowed (seen before in this edition); pages clean, none loose. A nice copy.; The first title in the Fairacre series and the author's first book.Our introduction to the schoolmistress Miss Read and her loveable students in the English village of Fairacre.; Recommended by Linda S. "Miss Read is one of my favourite writers of comfort reading."-Lyn B., author of the 'I Prefer Reading' blog and member of the DES email discussion group. Image is actual copy on offer. 
Price: 10.75 USD
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Year at Thrush Green, The, READ, Miss [Dora Saint]
21 7234 READ, Miss [Dora Saint] Year at Thrush Green, The
Hardcover Houghton Mifflin: Boston; 1996; First US Edition 266 pages Illustrated by J. S. Goodall; B&W Illustrations: Very Good+ in Very Good+ dust wrapper 
Spine ends and top corners very lightly bumped; a lovely clean and bright copy. Unclipped dust wrapper has very light edgewear. ; We enjoy the four seasons of an entire year in the Cotswold village of Thrush Green.; " 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. This title also recommended by Linda S. Image is actual copy on offer. 
Price: 19.00 USD
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22 1091 Rendell, Ruth Simisola
Hardcover Crown: New York; 1995; 327 pages Very Good+ in Very Good+ dust wrapper 
Spot on top of text block edge (Coffee?) ; dust wrapper has light edgewear and scoring. Book has 1st American edition stated but no price on dust wrapper, indicating a probable book club edition. ; A Chief Inspector Wexford mystery.; 'Ruth Rendell has always been a favourite of mine.'- Lyn B. author of the 'I Prefer Reading' blog and member of the DES email discussion group. 
Price: 10.00 USD
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23 424 Riley, Judith Merkle Serpent Garden
Hardcover Viking: NY; 1996; Second Printing 467 pages Very Good+ in Very Good+ dust wrapper 
In this tale of Tudor England, 'King Henry VIII arranges to marry his sister to the aging king of France to put an English heir on the French throne. Painter Susanna Dallet catches Henry's eye, and soon Susanna is unknowingly carrying with her the key to a secret that will embroil her in the French court's diabolical plots.' 
Price: 12.50 USD
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Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets, ROWLING, J. K.
24 5382 ROWLING, J. K. Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets
Hardcover Bloomsbury: London; 1998; First Australian Edition; First Printing 251 pages Near Fine in Near Fine dust wrapper 
A lovely copy. Spine tail bumped, dust wrapper faintly edgeworn. First edition, first printing of the Australian edition printed and bound by Australian Print Group, Maryborough, Vic. "First published in Great Britain in 1997" error on publication page, complete number line on publication page, and no price on dust wrapper, indicate this is the first Australian printing. The cover art and format of this edition is very similar to the British first edition.; Harry Potter's second delightful and exciting year at Hogwarts School of Witchcraft and Wizardry.; Images are of actual copy on offer. 
Price: 325.00 USD
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25 6033 RUTHERFURD, Edward Forest, The
Hardcover Crown Publishers: NY; 2000; First US Edition Very Good in Very Good dust wrapper  
598 pages; Spine ends and two corners very lightly bumped, a bit of wear to board edges. Pages clean and bright, no binding problems. Unclipped dust wrapper lightly edgeworn and creased, one tiny closed tear. A nice copy.; An engrossing novel of several families spanning the 900 year history of the New Forest in southern England. Our favourite title by this author; recommended.; Recommended by Norma H.  
Price: 10.00 USD
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