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Women in Wodehouse [Plum's Peaches], WODEHOUSE, P. G. [ed. and preface by D.R. Bensen]
Women in Wodehouse [Plum's Peaches]
WODEHOUSE, P. G. [ed. and preface by D.R. Bensen]
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Old Bank House, The, THIRKELL, Angela
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Emily Dennistoun [Truth is the Strong Thing], STEVENSON, D.E. [Dorothy Emily]
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Love At All Ages, THIRKELL, Angela
101 7130 THIRKELL, Angela Love At All Ages
Hardcover Knopf: New York; 1959; First US Edition 310 pages Very Good in Good+ dust wrapper 
Brown cloth binding faded especially at spine and edges (seen before in this edition). Corners and spine ends bumped, cloth on top edge just beginning to wear (not to boards). Previous bookseller label on decorated front free endpaper, bottom page edges lightly soiled; interior pages clean, no binding problems. Unclipped age-browned dust wrapper edgeworn with several chips and tears, white rear panel soiled. Now in protective sleeve as are all our books with dust wrappers. Delightful dust wrapper painting done by John O'Hara Cosgrave II. ; The last Barsetshire novel written completely by Angela Thirkell.; AT's books recommended by Claire author of 'The Captive Reader' blog, the "Desperate Reader" blogger, Jodie R. the author of the 'Geranium Cat's Bookshelf' and obviously by members of the ATS and AT email discussion groups. :o) Image is actual copy on offer. 
Price: 26.95 USD
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Marling Hall, THIRKELL, Angela
102 6733 THIRKELL, Angela Marling Hall
Softcover; Mass Market PB Carroll & Graf Publishers: New York; c1942,1990; 16mo; 320 pages Very Good- 
Spine creases, light edgewear, page edges yellowed (seen before in this edition); interior pages clean, none loose.; One of the World War II Barsetshire novels.; Cover matches sample image. 
Price: 9.50 USD
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Miss Bunting, THIRKELL, Angela
103 6748 THIRKELL, Angela Miss Bunting
Hardcover Hamish Hamilton: London; 1945; First British Edition 272 pages Very Good in Very Good- dust wrapper 
Spine tail and bottom corners bumped and lightly worn (not to boards), pages pale yellow, edges a bit darker (seen before in this edition) and lightly soiled; interior pages clean, no binding problems. Unclipped dust wrapper, sunned and dampstained spine, edges sunned and worn, white portions age browned. Previous owner used paper tape on inside of dw to reinforce / repair edges and trimmed top edges of flaps. ; One of the World War II Barsetshire novels.; Dust wrapper matches sample image. 
Price: 19.75 USD
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Miss Bunting, THIRKELL, Angela
104 7085 THIRKELL, Angela Miss Bunting
Softcover; Trade PB Moyer Bell: Wakefield, RI; c1945, 2001; Reprint; Second Printing 322 pages As New 
A lovely unread copy.; One of the World War II Barsetshire novels.; 'While "the war had mingled all races and creeds, it had not as yet mingled Old Town and New," winks the author in this Barsetshire chronicle from 1945. Under the tutelage of Miss Bunting—the governess who has molded most of the country's upper class—Anne, daughter of Sir Robert Fielding, renews an old school acquaintance with the daughter of Hogglestock's successful, albeit not genteel, iron master. "We must move with the times," says the unflappable governess when Lady Fielding questions the suitability of this association.' This edition now out of print. Image is one of actual copies on offer. 
Price: 12.50 USD
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Never Too Late, THIRKELL, Angela
105 7320 THIRKELL, Angela Never Too Late
Hardcover Knopf: NY; 1956; First US Edition 313 pages Good 
Blue cloth covers have faded edges and spine (a common flaw with this edition), lightly soiled. Spine ends bumped, spine tail fraying. Corners bumped revealing boards on bottom corners. Page edges yellowed and lightly soiled; interior pages clean, no binding problems. Decorative map of Barsetshire endpapers has a small bookstore label, a very old price, and small ink number on rear pastedown. No dust wrapper. A reading copy. ; England's new Queen is settling in, the war is over, and life's important events again center around the county of Barsetshire.; Image is actual copy on offer. 
Price: 18.50 USD
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Northbridge Rectory, THIRKELL, Angela
106 7248 THIRKELL, Angela Northbridge Rectory
Softcover; Mass Market PB Carroll & Graf: New York; c1941, 1991; Reprint 318 pages Very Good 
The inhabitants of Barsetshire come to terms with the privations, dangers, and annoyances of World War II, with humour and courage.; Spine creases, light edgewear. Page edges and inside covers pale brown (seen before in this edition); interior pages clean, none loose. A nice copy.; "My favourite Thirkell novel."- Recommended by Tom J. member of the ATS and AT and DES email discussion groups. Image is actual copy on offer. 
Price: 12.50 USD
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O, These Men, These Men, THIRKELL, Angela
107 6763 THIRKELL, Angela O, These Men, These Men
Softcover; Trade PB Moyer Bell: Wakefield, RI; c1935, 1996; 210 pages Very Good+ 
Faint edgewear, spine ends lightly bumped, a few smudges on page edges. A nice copy.; A non-Barsetshire novel, this semi-autobiographical book is one of AT's earliest efforts.; This edition now out of print. Book matches sample image. 
Price: 18.50 USD
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Old Bank House, The, THIRKELL, Angela
108 7129 THIRKELL, Angela Old Bank House, The
Softcover; Trade PB Moyer Bell: Wakefield, RI; (1949) 1997; 393 pages Very Good 
The Old Bank House is situated on the High Street in the market town of Edgewood. Miss Sowerby, unable to continue in her large and beautiful home, agrees to sell it to Mr. Sam Adams, the wealthy ironmaster from Hogglestock who is now the local Labour MP. Miss Sowerby warns him that the house likes a mistress. During this visit to Barsetshire we learn how the Old Bank House gains its new mistress.; No spine creases, covers have light edgewear and a few faint creases, some smudges to page edges, a few lower page corners creased; interior pages clean, no binding problems. A nice copy.; This edition now out of print. Image is actual copy on offer. 
Price: 21.95 USD
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Old Bank House, The, THIRKELL, Angela
109 7349 THIRKELL, Angela Old Bank House, The
Hardcover Knopf: NY; 1949; First US Edition 345 pages Good+ 
Blue cloth binding heavily sunned and a bit soiled, spine ends and corners bumped. Pages pale yellow, edges darker and a bit soiled, a few spots on front Barsetshire map endpaper. Interior pages clean; no binding problems. A reading copy. No dust wrapper.; The Old Bank House is situated on the High Street in the market town of Edgewood. Miss Sowerby, unable to continue in her large and beautiful home, agrees to sell it to Mr. Sam Adams, the wealthy ironmaster from Hogglestock who is now the local Labour MP. Miss Sowerby warns him that the house likes a mistress. During this visit to Barsetshire we learn how the Old Bank House gains its new mistress.; Image is actual copy on offer. 
Price: 22.00 USD
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Peace Breaks Out, THIRKELL, Angela
110 7362 THIRKELL, Angela Peace Breaks Out
Hardcover Knopf: New York; 1947; Second Printing 370 pages Very Good- in Good+ dust wrapper 
Both the first and second printings of this US edition were issued in June 1947. Tan cloth boards with green lettering and tree decoration. Spine ends lightly bumped, pastedowns and endpapers foxed, textblock edges age yellowed (seen frequently in this edition); interior pages clean, no binding problems. A nice copy. Price clipped dust wrapper has sunned spine, is edgeworn, with several tears and chips and is a bit fragile (seen frequently with this title). Now in protective dw cover as are all our books with dws.; In the summer of 1945 the war has finally ended but the denizens of Barsetshire soon find that peace brings problems of its own.; Image is actual copy on offer. 
Price: 22.50 USD
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Pomfret Towers, THIRKELL, Angela
111 6925 THIRKELL, Angela Pomfret Towers
Softcover; Mass Market PB Carroll & Graf: NY; c1938,1989; 254 pages Good+ 
Strong spine and cover creases, edgewear, previous owner ink initials on front free endpaper. Pages age browned, page edges show light dampstain (does not extend into book), tan rear cover faintly soiled; interior pages clean. ; One of the more scarce Barsetshire series titles, this enjoyable novel features the Bartons, Pomfrets, and Rivers families. Shy Alice Barton must attend her first country house party. Highly recommended.; Image is actual copy offered. 
Price: 21.00 USD
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Private Enterprise, THIRKELL, Angela
112 7108 THIRKELL, Angela Private Enterprise
Softcover; Trade PB Moyer Bell: Wakefield, RI; c1947, 2003; 463 pages Near Fine 
A lovely unread copy with faint edgewear.; There is a new Vicar at Southbridge and Mr. Birkett retires as Headmaster of Southbridge School somewhat reluctantly. The residents of Barsetshire, having dealt with the horrors of war, now must deal with the horrors of peace. "All the talk in 1947 is of rations and privation —until the pretty war widow Peggy Arbuthnot and her sister-in-law arrive, creating quite a stir among the bachelors and matchmakers of Barsetshire society. Hopes will be nursed, hearts will be broken, and silly behavior will be pointed out for being exactly what it is in this delightful comedy of manners."; Cover art on this edition is from "Apple Blossoms" by John Everett Millais. Original painting is located at the Lady Lever Art Gallery in the UK. This edition now out of print. Reviewed by Claire author of 'The Captive Reader' blog. Image is one of actual copies available. 
Price: 12.75 USD
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Summer Half, THIRKELL, Angela
113 7009 THIRKELL, Angela Summer Half
Hardcover; Ex-Library Hamish Hamilton: London; c1937,1949; Reprint 183 pages Fair 
Ex-library copy with marking on spine the only indication. Soiled tan cloth boards have sunned and torn spine (repaired with glue by previous owner). Spine ends and corners bumped, front free endpaper missing, front and rear pastedowns and endpapers torn and split at hinges, no text pages loose or missing. Endpapers and first few pages very foxed (seen often in this edition) previous owner name and date on half title page; interior pages clean. No dust wrapper. A reading copy only.; Colin Keith teaches at Southbridge during a break from his law studies; another delightful early Barsetshire novel. Recommended. ; Image is actual reading copy on offer. 
Price: 11.95 USD
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Summer Half, THIRKELL, Angela
114 7355 THIRKELL, Angela Summer Half
Softcover; Trade PB Hogarth Press: London; c1937, 1988; Reprint 252 pages Very Good 
Covers lightly creased, light edgewear, small skinned area on front cover (from old price sticker?) Pages yellowed (seen frequently in this edition), red remainder mark bottom edge; pages clean, none loose. A nice copy.; Colin Keith teaches at Southbridge during a break from his law studies; another delightful early Barsetshire novel. Great cover illustration by Clair Minter-Kemp. Recommended.; Image is actual book on offer. 
Price: 12.75 USD
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What Did It Mean?, THIRKELL, Angela
115 7340 THIRKELL, Angela What Did It Mean?
Hardcover Knopf: NY; 1954; First US Edition 346 pages Very Good in Fair dust wrapper 
Red cloth covers clean but faintly sunned at bumped spine ends, one bottom corner bumped; no binding problems. Pages age browned but not brittle (seen before in this edition), top painted edge faded and dusty, decorated endpapers lightly soiled; interior pages clean. Price clipped dust wrapper with wonderful Cosgrave II illustration and flap photograph of author in her black lace mantilla in rather fragile condition. Sunned spine, edgewear, chips and closed tears, white rear panel age browned and lightly soiled. Now in protective sleeve as are all our dust wrappers. ; Life in Barsetshire during the Coronation Year includes Pageants, Entertainments, and a bit of romance.; Image is actual copy on offer. 
Price: 23.75 USD
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Wild Strawberries, THIRKELL, Angela
116 6642 THIRKELL, Angela Wild Strawberries
Softcover; Mass Market PB Carroll & Graf: New York; c1934,1989; Reprint 265 pages Very Good 
Spine creased, covers lightly edgeworn, pages pale yellow, edges a bit darker with a smudge mark; interior pages clean, none loose. ; In this chronicle of Barsetshire we are introduced to the endearing and maddening Lady Emily Leslie of Rushwater House and the rest of her charming family. Rushwater is believed to be based on Stanway House in Gloucestershire.; Front cover matches this sample image. 
Price: 8.75 USD
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Wild Strawberries and High Rising (Slipcased Set), THIRKELL, Angela
117 6318 THIRKELL, Angela Wild Strawberries and High Rising (Slipcased Set)
Hardcover Knopf: NY; 1951; First Edition Thus 265+282 pages Very Good in Good dust wrapper 
Covers, pastedowns, endpapers, page edges, and brown kraft paper dust wrappers very foxed. Spine ends and corners of High Rising bumped and lightly worn (not to boards). Dust wrappers a bit edgeworn, dw on HR once in pieces, now repaired with archival tape but 3" portion at top of spine missing. Dust wrappers have not been put in mylar covers as the protective covers put too much strain on the slipcase. The illustrated slipcase has some repaired seams at top and bottom, is slightly sunned and soiled, and has some skinned areas on spine. ; The slip case is wonderfully decorated by Cosgrave II who did several of the beautiful US edition dust wrappers for AT titles. In WS we are introduced to the endearing and maddening Lady Emily Leslie of Rushwater House and the rest of her charming family. Rushwater is believed to be based on Stanway House in Gloucestershire. HR is our introdution to Laura Morland, the writer of 'rather good bad novels', her son Tony, and many other beloved Barsetshire characters. 
Price: 74.50 USD
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Three Score And Ten, THIRKELL, Angela and C. A. Lejeune
118 7083 THIRKELL, Angela and C. A. Lejeune Three Score And Ten
Softcover; Trade PB Moyer Bell: Boston; c1961, 2005; 318 pages As New 
A lovely unread copy. ; The final Barsetshire Chronicle. Left unfinished upon Mrs. Thirkell's death, it was completed by Lejeune. All of Barchester gathers together to celebrate Laura Morland's 70th birthday.The cover illustration is from a painting by Burne-Jones, AT's grandfather. This edition now out of print.; Image is one of actual copies on offer. 
Price: 12.50 USD
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Three Score and Ten, THIRKELL, Angela and C. A. Lejeune [Caroline Alice]
119 7252 THIRKELL, Angela and C. A. Lejeune [Caroline Alice] Three Score and Ten
Hardcover Hamish Hamilton: London; 1961; First British Edition 332 pages Very Good in Very Good dust wrapper Signed by Author
Signed by Author; The final Barsetshire Chronicle. Left unfinished upon Mrs. Thirkell's death, it was completed by Lejeune. All of Barchester gathers together to celebrate Laura Morland's 70th birthday.; Spine ends very lightly bumped, bottom corners bumped. Pages yellowed, edges, endpapers and pastedowns lightly foxed (all seen frequently in this edition); interior pages clean and bright, no binding problems. Unclipped dust wrapper, has light edgewear and a sunned spine. Flaps and soiled white rear panel have yellowed (seen frequently in this edition). Signed and inscribed on front free endpaper "To Dudley D-, With best wishes, with some humility, from C.A. Lejeune."; Image is actual copy on offer. 
Price: 55.00 USD
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120 6055 THIRKELL, Lance Garden Full of Weeds, A
Hardcover Hamish Hamilton: London; 1962; First British Edition 261 pages Very Good- in Very Good dust wrapper 
Spine ends and corners bumped, vertical spine crease doesn't damage binding but book is slightly cocked (flaw found in both copies of this book we've seen). Pastedowns, endpapers and page edges foxed. Unclipped dust wrapper has sunned spine, lightly edgeworn, white rear panel soiled.Jacket design by Quentin Blake, the noted illustrator and children's book author. He was appointed the first British Children's Laureate in 1999.
; A novel written by Angela Thirkell's youngest son, described by the publisher as comedy of manners. It is rather scarce. ; Images are actual copy on offer. 
Price: 98.95 USD
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Angela Thirkell's World : A Complete Guide to the People and Places of Barsetshire, THIRKELL] BURRELL, Barbara
121 6581 THIRKELL] BURRELL, Barbara Angela Thirkell's World : A Complete Guide to the People and Places of Barsetshire
Hardcover Moyer Bell: Wakefield, RI; 2001; First Edition 449 pages Near Fine in Very Good+ dust wrapper 
Spine ends very lightly bumped, unclipped dustwrapper has light edgewear. A lovely copy, looks unread.; 'Created by an avid Thirkell fan, this reference was designed to help fellow readers keep straight the hundreds of characters that populate the novels of Mrs. Thirkell's Barsetshire series. Organized alphabetically, the book includes the name of every character, a chronological list of the books in which he or she appears, and a summary of what readers learn about the character in each book. The author has retained Mrs. Thirkell's humour and turn of phrase in the entries.' 
Price: 24.25 USD
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122 250 Thomas, Rosie Bad Girls, Good Women
Hardcover Bantam Press: NY; 1989; First US Edition 664 pages Very Good+ in Very Good+ dust wrapper 

Price: 10.00 USD
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Illustrated Lark Rise to Candleford : a Trilogy, THOMPSON, Flora
123 7121 THOMPSON, Flora Illustrated Lark Rise to Candleford : a Trilogy
Hardcover Crown: New York; 1983; First American Edition 4to 11" - 13" tall; 224 pages Illustrated by Various Illustrators; Color Illustrations: Near Fine in Very Good dust wrapper 
A lovely clean copy with red cloth binding. Unclipped dust wrapper lightly edgeworn with a few small chips and creases and two short closed tears on rear panel, spine lightly sunned.; Profusely illustrated with colour and monochrome illustrations, including several by Helen Allingham. This is a lovely abridgement of the Candleford trilogy, a fictionalized memoir of rural life in Oxfordshire in the late 1800's. Recommended.; The trilogy recommended by Geraldine H., Martha P., and Ruth of the DES email discussion group. This edition recommended by Alandra of the E Goudge email discussion list. Oversized book will not fit safely in International Priority Mail envelope. Image is actual copy on offer. 
Price: 19.50 USD
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Lark Rise To Candleford : A Trilogy, THOMPSON, Flora
124 6483 THOMPSON, Flora Lark Rise To Candleford : A Trilogy
Softcover; Trade PB David R. Godine: Boston; c1939-43, 2009; Second Printing 8vo - 8" to 9" tall; 556 pages Illustrated by Julie Neild; B&W Illustrations: Near Fine 
A new book; faint edgewear.; Trilogy edition containing 'Lark Rise', 'Over to Candleford', and 'Candleford Green'. Basis for BBC television series. Author, born in 1876, lovingly recounts the country life of her childhood in a hamlet on the Oxfordshire - Northhamptonshire border. This edition has an introduction by Richard Mabey and lovely wood-engraving illustrations by Julie Neild.; Recommended by Geraldine H. and Kristi J. of the DES email discussion group. 
Price: 18.95 USD
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125 2070 TOWNSEND, Sue Adrian Mole Diaries : The Secret Diary of Adrian Mole Age 13 3/4 and the Growing Pains of Adrian Mole
Hardcover Grove Press: New York; 1986; First US Edition 342 pages Very Good+ in Very Good+ dust wrapper 
Spine head and tail lightly bumped; top text block edge faintly soiled, previous owner signature on front endpaper. Dust wrapper, not price cut, is lightly edgeworn. ; The first two Adrian novels issued in one volume.  
Price: 12.50 USD
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