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101 3951 GODDEN, Rumer Breath Of Air, A
Hardcover; Book Club Edition Viking Press: New York; 1951; Good  
280 pages; Cloth spine has ends bumped and fraying, skinned area revealing board on front cover, corners bumped revealing boards. Page edges pale yellow; interior pages clean, no binding problems. No dust wrapper.; A modern retelling of Shakespeare's "The Tempst" with some slight diviations. Godden's island in the Pacific is called Terraqueous.  
Price: 8.25 USD
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Episode of Sparrows, An, GODDEN, Rumer
102 6884 GODDEN, Rumer Episode of Sparrows, An
Softcover; Mass Market PB Harper & Row: New York; c1955, 1981; 247 pages Good+ 
Spine and cover creases, edgewear, pages and inside covers age browned but not brittle, small previous owner name on first page; interior pages clean, none loose.; Two street children create a little garden in Catford Street, London. This small action changes several people's lives, including their own. A film called 'Innocent Sinners' was based on this book.; Recommended by Susie W. of the DES email discussion group. This 'is my all-time favorite Rumer Godden novel. It's got gardens, fine cuisine and children, I may have to reread it just thinking of it.' Cover matches sample image. 
Price: 5.75 USD
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103 6071 GODDEN, Rumer Five for Sorrow, Ten for Joy
Hardcover; Book Club Edition Viking: New York; 1979; 207 pages Very Good in Good dust wrapper 
Corners and spine ends bumped, board edges very lightly soiled; no binding problems. Page edges pale yellow, soil marks on rear endpaper and rear pastedown; interior pages clean. Clipped dust wrapper is rippled and dampstained on front panel, lightly soiled and edgeworn.; Another tale of convents and faith by the author of 'In this House of Brede'. The title refers to the decades of the rosary. While darker than 'Brede' this is a compelling tale of an English woman that made serious mistakes and eventually found faith and peace. Elizabeth's story begins in Paris at the end of World War II. Recommended. 
Price: 10.50 USD
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104 6825 GODDEN, Rumer Greengage Summer, The
Softcover; Mass Market PB Penguin: Harmondsworth, England; c1958,1982; 206 pages Very Good 
No spine and cover creases, covers lightly edgeworn and rubbed, pages and inside covers light brown; pages clean, none loose.; Basis for the 1961 movie starring Jane Asher, titled "Loss of Innocence" in the US. A young English woman finds love on a summer visit to France when five children are left on their own for a time in a little town on the Marne. 
Price: 7.00 USD
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In This House of Brede, GODDEN, Rumer
105 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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In This House of Brede, GODDEN, Rumer
106 7012 GODDEN, Rumer In This House of Brede
Hardcover Viking Press: New York; 1969; Second Printing 376 pages Very Good- in Good dust wrapper 
Not the more readily available book club edition, this 2nd printing was issued October 1969. Cloth binding with blue titles and brown weathervane on spine lightly soiled, spine ends and corners lightly bumped. Decorated endpapers show a map of Brede Abbey, red 99 on front free endpaper top corner. Page edges foxed and lightly soiled; interior pages clean, no binding problems. Unclipped dust wrapper has a red 99 above printed price and a hole punch circle below price. It is soiled, foxed and edgeworn, with a large chip missing at spine tail and some closed tears. ; 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: 15.75 USD
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Kingfishers Catch Fire, GODDEN, Rumer
107 7185 GODDEN, Rumer Kingfishers Catch Fire
Softcover; Mass Market PB Dell: New York; c1953,1965; 220 pages Good+ 
Sunned spine faintly curved, covers chipped and edgeworn, inside covers and pages browned; interior pages clean.; This novel set in India about a widow with two young children was inspired by Godden's own three years in retreat in the Kashmir hill country with her two young daughters.; "A fascinating fictionalized account of Ms. Godden's unusual experiences in India as a single mother with young children." -Recommended by Holly H. of the ATS and AT email discussion group. This title reviewed and recommended on the "Leaves and Pages" blog. Image is actual copy on offer. 
Price: 6.00 USD
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Peacock Spring, The, GODDEN, Rumer
108 6906 GODDEN, Rumer Peacock Spring, The
Hardcover; Book Club Edition Viking Press: New York; 1975; 274 pages Very Good in Very Good dust wrapper 
Spine ends bumped, corners and spine ends very lightly worn; no binding problems. Front corner of front free endpaper clipped;pages clean and bright. Lightly edgeworn dust wrapper has sunned spine (seen before in this edition), white flaps slightly yellowed.; Fifteen year old Una and her younger sister Hal, are forced to join their father, a British diplomat, in New Delhi. Una soon develops a relationship with a young and talented Indian poet.; Image is actual book offered. 
Price: 8.50 USD
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Time to Dance, No Time to Weep, GODDEN, Rumer
109 7109 GODDEN, Rumer Time to Dance, No Time to Weep
Paperback; Trade PB Quill, William Morrow: New York; 1987; 243 pages B&W Photographs: Very Good 
Spine creases, light edgewear and a crease to front cover, cover edges faintly sunned. Page edges have a few small soil spots; interior pages clean, none loose. ; The first volume of Rumer Godden's autobiography covers the years 1907 to 1946. Her memoirs are as interesting as her wonderful novels.; Recommended by Holly H. of the ATS and AT and DES email discussion groups; "In her own unique, exquisite style, Rumer Godden writes of her passion for India, her enchanted childhood, and of the many challenges she faced as a young adult in relationships and as a writer. This is an extremely well-written autobiography worth reading multiple times." Image is actual copy on offer. 
Price: 11.95 USD
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110 4495 GODDEN, Rumer and Jon Two Under the Indian Sun
Hardcover Knopf/Viking: New York; 1966; Book Club Edition Very Good in Very Good dust wrapper  
240 pages; Spine ends and corners lightly bumped, front cover just beginning to flare (a flaw seen before with this edition). Page edges pale yellow with small black mark on bottom edge. A nice copy. Dust wrapper edgeworn and yellowed, with some chips and short tears. ; The two sisters collaborate on a memoir of their five years in the village of Narayangunj in India. An interesting book to contrast with Chisholm's biography of Rumer Godden (also in stock).  
Price: 11.00 USD
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111 6595 GOUDGE, Elizabeth Child From the Sea, The
Softcover; Mass Market PB Pyramid Books: New York; 1971; 638 pages Fair 
Spine lightly creased, covers creased and edgeworn with a small chip and 2 small closed tears, previous owner address stamp on inside cover inked out. Pages pale brown, a few tiny soil marks, a few pages creased; none loose. A reading copy.; Was Lucy Walter the secret wife of Charles II? This wonderful historical novel tells Lucy's story from her childhood up until the time Charles is restored to the throne.; Highly recommended by Norma H. 
Price: 6.75 USD
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Dean's Watch, The, GOUDGE, Elizabeth
112 6730 GOUDGE, Elizabeth Dean's Watch, The
Hardcover; Book Club Edition Book Club: London; 1960; 312 pages Illustrated by A. R. Whitear; B&W Illustrations: Good+ in Good+ dust wrapper 
Spine ends and corners bumped and sunned, boards and page edges soiled; no binding problems. Decorated front pastedown and endpaper and rear pastedown and endpaper faintly foxed (seen before in this edition), previous owner ink signature on decorated front endpaper. Soiled dust wrapper edgeworn with a few short closed tears and tiny chips, sunned spine. ; A lovely story set in a cathedral city (based on Ely where the author lived for a time) in England in the 1870's.; Recommended by Kristi J. of the AT and DES email discussion groups. Front cover matches sample image. 
Price: 14.50 USD
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113 6650 GOUDGE, Elizabeth Gentian Hill
Softcover; Mass Market PB Coronet Books: London; c1950,1974; Fourth Printing 317 pages Very Good- 
Curved spine lightly creased and a bit sunned, covers lightly edgeworn and creased. Pages age browned but not brittle, edges foxed; interior pages clean, none loose.; "This love story, set in the early nineteenth century, is a retelling of the legend of St. Michael's Chapel at Torquay."; "This exquistie love story is set against the colourful backdrop of the Napoleonic wars. Pretty and lovable, Stella was an orphan who had been rescued from the cruel grip of the sea and her dead mother's arms. Athony was a young midshipman who had fled from his ship to escape the brutality of naval life." 
Price: 8.00 USD
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114 6645 GOUDGE, Elizabeth Green Dolphin Country [Green Dolphin Street]
Hardcover Hodder & Stoughton: London; c1944, 1949; Tenth Printing 503 pages Good 
Spine ends and corners bumped, tan cloth soiled and lightly rubbed at spine and board edges (not revealing boards). Front endpaper has been cut out and 2" cut made to title page by previous owner. Pages a bit yellowed and foxed. No dust wrapper. A reading copy.; Basis for the movie starring Lana Turner, Van Heflin, and Donna Reed. A novel of Guernsey and New Zealand in the 1830's, it is based on a real event that happened to a great-uncle of the author. Published as 'Green Dolphin Street' in the US.' 
Price: 9.50 USD
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Little White Horse, The, GOUDGE, Elizabeth
115 6891 GOUDGE, Elizabeth Little White Horse, The
Softcover; Trade PB Puffin Books: NY; c1946,2001; Reprint 238 pages Very Good+ 
A new copy received with light edgewear and a faint cover crease.; 'When orphan Maria arrives at Moonacre Manor, her ancestral home in an enchanted village in England's West Country, she feels as if she's come home. Her new guardian is kind and funny, and everyone there is like an old friend. But beneath the beauty and comfort lies a tragedy. Maria is determined to find out about it, change it, and give her own life story a happy ending.' Another of this author's delightful and magical children's books that is loved by adults as well. Winner of the Carnegie Medal; basis for the new film "Secret of Moonacre". One of our favourites, it was also loved by J. K. Rowling as a child.; "The Little White Horse was my favorite childhood book. I absolutely adored it. It had a cracking plot. It was scary and romantic in parts and had a feisty heroine." óJ. K. Rowling Cover matches sample image. 
Price: 6.95 USD
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116 6666 GOUDGE, Elizabeth Pilgrim's Inn [The Herb of Grace]
Hardcover; Book Club Edition Coward - Mccann, Inc.: New York; 1948; 346 pages Very Good- 
Green cloth boards lightly soiled, spine ends and corners bumped, revealing boards at two corners. Page edges, pastedowns and endpapers faintly yellowed (seen before in this edition); interior pages clean, no binding problems. No dust wrapper.; The second volume in the Eliots of Damerosehay trilogy. Published as 'The Herb of Grace' in Great Britain. The Eliots were Goudge's ''dearest book people". In the author's words, "I love these people too much to let them be unhappy for long." 
Price: 10.25 USD
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117 2752 HALL, Radclyffe Saturday Life, A
Softcover; Trade PB Penguin (Virago): NY; c1925,1989; Very Good  
224 pages; No spine or cover creases, light edgewear, page edges yellowed, a common flaw with Virago editions, black remainder mark on bottom edge. ; In this comic novel, the author 'turns her descriptive powers to a witty examination of artistic experience. And, in portraying, the young prodigy, Sidonia's perfect but transient accomplishments, she introduces the theme of reincarnation.'  
Price: 6.75 USD
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Ladies on the Loose: Women Travellers of the 18th and 19th Centuries, HAMALIAN, Leo K. (Ed.)
118 7014 HAMALIAN, Leo K. (Ed.) Ladies on the Loose: Women Travellers of the 18th and 19th Centuries
Hardcover Dodd, Mead & Co: NY; 1981; First US Edition 256 pages Very Good+ in Very Good+ dust wrapper 
Spine ends very lightly bumped, faint soiled area on front cover. Unclipped dust wrapper lightly edgeworn, light crease to rear flap. A nice copy. ; Hamalian provides an introduction to this collection as well as a preface to each of these first person narratives of women who traveled to remote locations, usually alone. The selections come from an array of documents, letters, and diaries. Travellers include Mary Wollstonecraft, Mrs. Alec Tweedie, Lady Mary Wortley Montagu, Lady Hester Stanhope, Harriet Martineau, Lady Ann Blunt, Isabella Bird, and Mary Kingsley amongst others. Their vivid accounts of cultures and places such as Italy, Sweden, China, Africa, The Holy Land, India, Spain, and others provide a fascinating picture of a long-vanished world. Includes a bibliography and a list of suggested reading for those that want to read more.; Image is actual copy on offer. 
Price: 17.75 USD
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William - an Englishman, HAMILTON, Cicely
119 7227 HAMILTON, Cicely William - an Englishman
Softcover Persephone Books: London; c1919, 2007; 226 pages Very Good+ in Very Good+ dust wrapper 
Page edges faintly soiled. Dust wrapper faintly edgeworn; a very nice copy. Persephone editions have uniform grey covers and dust wrappers with lovely decorated endpapers and bookmarks unique to each title. ; This novelist was also known as a playwright and a suffragette. She was serving in France when this book was originally published in 1919. An officeworker and a suffragette marry and honeymoon in Belgium in 1914. Unbeknownst to them, war has broken out...; "One of the most powerful authors on World War I that I've ever come across." - Scott, author of the "Furrowed Middlebrow" blog. Image is actual copy on offer. 
Price: 14.50 USD
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The English Jigsaw Puzzle, 1760-1890: with a descriptive check-list of puzzles in the museums of Great Britain and the author's collection, HANNAS, Linda
120 6316 HANNAS, Linda The English Jigsaw Puzzle, 1760-1890: with a descriptive check-list of puzzles in the museums of Great Britain and the author's collection
Hardcover Wayland: London; 1972; First British Edition 164 pages Very Good+ in Very Good dust wrapper 
Illustrated with b&w and colour illustrations, very nice pictorial endpapers. Spine tail and corners bumped; no binding problems, pages clean and bright. Price clipped pictorial dust wrapper lightly edgeworn and creased. Tiny skinned area on front. A nice copy. ; From the dust wrapper: 'Jigsaw puzzles are one of the most loved toys. They appeal equally to young and old because they demand only that amount of skill and patience each player is prepared to give. But they have become so much part of the social scene that, until now, no-one has questioned their origin. For some years Linda Hannas has been engaged on a great deal of original research to establish when jigsaws were first made, where, and by whom. Wills, parish records, census returns, rate books, street directories, have all been used. The results of this research are set down here and make fascinating reading. The reader will discover that jigsaws were invented more than two hundred years ago by a London engraver and that they were designed, not as a toy, but as a serious teaching aid. Their history is traced from the 1760's to the 1890's when color printing and greater mechanization began to destroy the charm and character of their first hundred years. The author traces the changing fashions in subjects, the evolving pattern of manufacture and distribution, and describes the reception given to dissections, as jigsaws were then called, by the educationalists of the day. References to them in literature are also quoted.

Linda Hannas has visited thirty-five museums throughout Great Britain in which she found some 330 pre-1890 puzzles. These, together with about 260 in her own collection are individually described, located and arranged under subject headings in this book. Jigsaw publishers, engravers, etc., are listed with their products. Thus the reader cannot only discover the origin and history of the jigsaw but can see at a glance the whereabouts of any particular puzzle.

With its fine illustrations and broadly based text, this is a book for the lover of antiquities as much as for the curator and librarian. It will remain the standard reference work for jigsaw puzzles for many years to come.' 
Price: 47.50 USD

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121 1823 Hardwick, Mollie Duchess Of Duke Street
Softcover; Mass Market PB Bantam: New York; 1978; Reprint Good+  
404 pages; Edgeworn, one short tear back cover, pages lightly browned, spine and cover creases. A nice reading copy with no loose pages. ; Novel is based on the wonderful Masterpiece Theater series of Edwardian England and the delightful Louisa Leyton.  
Price: 4.00 USD
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122 214 Heath, Catherine Lady On the Burning Deck
Softcover; Trade PB Allison & Busby: London; (1978) 1991; Reprint Very Good+  
218 pages; Small spine nick. ; Another witty novel from the author of Behaving Badly, the book that inspired the television series with Judi Dench.; Recommended by Hazel B. of the Barbara Pym Society.  
Price: 10.00 USD
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123 6028 HEYER, Georgette Bath Tangle
Hardcover; Book Club Edition Book Club: London; c1955; 244 pages Very Good- in Very Good dust wrapper 
Light crease on spine does not damage binding (often seen in this edition), spine ends and corners faintly bumped. Pastedowns, first few pages and last few pages foxed, page edges and margins browned; no binding problems. Title originally published in 1955, no date on this edition. Dust wrapper illustration by Barbosa. Dust wrapper with lightly sunned spine, is edgeworn with some tiny chips and a short closed tear, white rear panel is yellowed and soiled. ; 'Never were there two young women less alike than the gentle Lady Fanny and the volatile Lady Serena. They were, however, good friends--Fanny, recently widowed and some years the younger was, in fact, Serena's stepmother.'; 'Bath Tangle is a glorious lark.'- Reviewed and recommended by Scott, owner of the "Furrowed Middlebrow" blog. "One of my favourite authors."- Lyn B., author of the 'I Prefer Reading' blog and member of the DE Stevenson email discussion group. 
Price: 14.75 USD
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Beauvallet [Unabridged Audio Cassette], HEYER, Georgette
124 6816 HEYER, Georgette Beauvallet [Unabridged Audio Cassette]
Audio Tape Chivers Press: Bath; c1929,2002; Near Fine 
Faintest edgewear to plastic clamshell case. Complete and unabridged; 9 hours; 8 audiocassettes in excellent condition. Read by Cornelius Garrett. One previous owner, not ex-library.; In this adventurous romance of Elizabethan days, Sir Nicholas Beauvallet (the ancestor of Simon the Coldheart) pits his sword and his wits against the Spanish. He does well until he meets the lovely Dona Dominica de Rada y Sylva on the blood-stained deck of a captured galleon.; Decorative case matches sample image. 
Price: 42.50 USD
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Charity Girl, HEYER, Georgette
125 6100 HEYER, Georgette Charity Girl
Hardcover; Book Club Edition Book Club Associates: London; c1970, 1972; 254 pages Very Good in Very Good dust wrapper 
Spine ends faintly bumped, pages yellowed, page edges a bit darker (seen before in this edition); interior pages clean, no binding problems. A nice copy. Dust wrapper, with illustration by Barbosa, lightly edgeworn with a few tiny chips and closed tears, spine and rear panel lightly soiled. ; This fun Regency novel features Viscount Desford as the rescuer and protector of the runaway Cherry Steane and Desford's lifelong friend Henrietta Silverdale. Unfortunately most of the Viscount's efforts help lead to new confusion and misunderstanding.; "One of my favourite authors."- Lyn B., author of the 'I Prefer Reading' blog and member of the DE Stevenson email discussion group. Cover matches sample image. 
Price: 13.75 USD
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