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YOUNG, E. H. [Emily Hilda]
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Civil to Strangers and Other Writings, PYM, Barbara
Civil to Strangers and Other Writings
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151 5158 HOLT, Victoria Spring of the Tiger, The
Softcover; Mass Market PB Fawcett Crest: NY; 1980; Very Good-  
384 pages; Spine and cover creases, white covers edgeworn, rubbed, and faintly yellowed. Old bookstore price stamped in red on first advert page. ; Anonther novel of suspense by this prolific author. "When Sarah Ashington's actress mother dies after a devastating [London] scandal, Sarah is left at her long-lost father's rambling ancestral estate [in Ceylon], to face the disturbing questions of her own past."  
Price: 4.75 USD
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152 6408 HOLTBY, Winifred Land of Green Ginger [Audio Cassettes]
Cassette; Audio Tape Isis Audio Books: Chicago, IL; c1928,1992; Very Good+ 
Ex-library audio cassettes with usual stamps and markings. No decorative case, eight cassettes in protective cases in cardboard library box. Complete and unabridged; read by Elizabeth Proud. ; Holtby wrote this novel after a brief visit to South Africa. It is the tale of a young English woman, Joanna, who yearns to travel to exotic places. She marries a young man with whom she believes life will be a great adventure. It is, but not in the way she expected.; MP3 conversion instructions available upon request. 
Price: 47.50 USD
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Poor Caroline, HOLTBY, Winifred
153 6820 HOLTBY, Winifred Poor Caroline
Softcover; Trade PB Penguin (Virago): NY; c1931,1986; Reprint 255 pages Very Good 
Covers lightly edgeworn and faintly creased, no spine creases. Pages pale brown with edges a bit darker as is common with Virago editions. A nice copy.; This delightful satire "was hailed as 'easily the wittiest novel of the season' upon its appearance in 1931." It was WH's fourth novel and her fortune as a novelist changed with its publication. "Caroline Denton-Smyth is an eccentric, remarkable for her vivid costumes trailing feathers, fancy beads and jingling lorgnettes." She creates the Christian Cenima Company, her vehicle for reform. Through Caroline's motley Board of Directors and their secret desires and motivations, the author affectionately observes the foilbles of human nature.; Cover matches sample image. 
Price: 11.00 USD
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154 1447 Huth, Angela Infidelities : Short Stories
Hardcover C. N. Potter: New York; 1979; First US Edition Very Good in Very Good dust wrapper  
214 pages; Board and text block edges lightly soiled. White dust wrapper, price clipped and lightly soiled and edgeworn. Pages clean and bright, binding good and tight. ; This collection of short stories, originally published in England (in slightly different form) as Monday Lunch in Fairyland has two new stories included, making 15 in all.  
Price: 10.00 USD
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155 4266 HUTH, Angela Land Girls, The
Softcover; Trade PB Abacus: London; c1994,1999; Reprint 378 pages Very Good+ 
A new book with light edgewear and rubbing. Still from film on front cover. ; Three young women go to a Dorset farm during World War II as members of the Land Army. Basis for the cinematically beautiful film of the same name. A sequel to this book has recently been published.; Recommended by Sally R. of the DES email discusstion group. 
Price: 10.95 USD
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Nowhere Girl, HUTH, Angela
156 5871 HUTH, Angela Nowhere Girl
Softcover; Trade PB Abacus: London; c1970,1999; Reprint 224 pages Very Good 
No spine creases, light edgewear, faint soil to white rear cover, page edges yellowed; pages clean, none loose. A nice copy.; Author of "The Land Girls". "Clare has little use for men. Her first husband was much older and held great disdain for youth. Jonathan was too much of the opposite, being too attentive, too concerned and pedantic. So it comes as a great surprise when she finds an interest developing for Joshua, the new rebel in town, and the accompanying advice from a long-lived matron: 'take a lover…'''; Cover matches sample image. 
Price: 7.50 USD
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157 3995 JAMESON, Storm Captain's Wife, The
Softcover; Mass Market PB Berkley Books: New York; c1939,1975; Reprint Good  
330 pages; Strong spine and cover creases, edgewear, pages lightly yellowed but clean; none loose.; The fourth volume in the Mary Hervey family saga which can be read on its own. 'She was Mrs. Sylvia Russell now, years into a loveless marriage to a sea captain far beneath her station. Self-willed from girlhood, she had rebelled against the wishes of her mother, Mary Hervey, head of one of England's great shipbuilding companies. The mainstay of her life was her son Jacob. But then came World War I and Jake joined the Flying Corps...'  
Price: 7.00 USD
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158 1632 Jameson, Storm Company Parade
Softcover; Mass Market PB Berkley Books: New York; (1934)1976; Very Good  
315 pages; Edgeworn, no spine creases. ; The sixth volume in the Mary Hervey family saga. This is the story of Britain between 1918 and 1923, and of Hervey Russell, caught up in the fervor of London with her husband away in the Air Force and her baby left behind in Yorkshire. In some respects the novel is thinly veiled autobiography, shadowing as it does Jameson's early domestic upheaval and forays into literature. Breaches of loyalty and failed love are recurrent themes. Wonderful supporting characters are drawn, including the sympathetic portraiture of a Jewish press empire, a rare outlook in British literature. The author called this a "good crowded book" and the reader is likely to amend that to an excellent crowded book. ; Mary Hervey Family Saga  
Price: 5.50 USD
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159 2536 JAMESON, Storm Company Parade
Softcover; Trade PB Virago Modern Classics: London; c1934,1985; Reprint Very Good-  
345 pages; Edgeworn and rubbed with light spine and cover creases. ; The sixth volume in the Mary Hervey family saga. This is the story of Britain between 1918 and 1923, and of Hervey Russell, caught up in the fervor of London with her husband away in the Air Force and her baby left behind in Yorkshire. In some respects the novel is thinly veiled autobiography, shadowing as it does Jameson's early domestic upheaval and forays into literature. Breaches of loyalty and failed love are recurrent themes. Wonderful supporting characters are drawn, including the sympathetic portraiture of a Jewish press empire, a rare outlook in British literature. The author called this a "good crowded book" and the reader is likely to amend that to an excellent crowded book.' ; Mary Hervey Family Saga  
Price: 8.00 USD
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160 3072 JAMESON, Storm Richer Dust
Softcover; Mass Market PB Berkley Books: New York; c1931,1975; Reprint Very Good-  
377 pages; Light edgewear, spine and cover creases, original price marked out with black ink. Clean pages beginning to yellow with age but are not loose or brittle. ; The third volume in the Mary Hervey family saga which can be read on its own. This continues the story of Mary Hervey, now seventy years old, who is confronted by a crisis late in her life. We also learn a bit about Hervey Russell ( Company Parade is the sixth novel in this series).  
Price: 8.00 USD
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161 1989 KEANE, Molly Queen Lear [Loving and Giving]
Paperback; Trade PB Penguin Books: New York; 1990; First Paperback Edition Very Good  
233 pages; Top text block edge lightly yellowed, spine creases, light edgewear, no loose pages, top front corner of cover slightly curled. ; Published as Loving and Giving in 1988. From the back cover "Molly Keane has a wickedly acute sense of the tattered manners of fading Anglo-Irish aristocracy in their deteriorating, lace-curtained estates. This sharp yet poignant comedy of a bygone age is too delicious to miss. "  
Price: 8.50 USD
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162 2240 KEANE, Molly (Farrell, M. J. ) Full House
Softcover; Trade PB Penguin (Virago): New York; c1935,1987; Very Good-  
320 pages; Skinned area on back cover where price sticker was removed, covers edgeworn. Text block edges yellowed as is common with Virago editions. ; From the cover: "First published in 1935, this is an exquisite novel with vivid descriptive passages and concise placing of emotions. In unravelling and exposing the precariousness of one family's security, Molly Keane has created one of her finest and most intuitive works. "  
Price: 10.00 USD
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163 1956 KEANE, Molly (Farrell, M. J. ) Rising Tide
Softcover; Trade PB Virago Modern Classics: New York; (1937)1984; Very Good  
320 pages; Edgewear, text block edges yellowed, remainder mark bottom edge, faint spine creases, no loose pages. ; Garonlea is the huge gothic house in Ireland, dominated by Lady Charlotte French-McGrath in 1900 but destined to change with the first world war, and the domestic event of the marriage of Cynthia to the youngest of the five children. The reader is lulled into thinking this is a gentle book about Irish country life dominated by riding and distinguished by rich descriptions and characters...unless the reader is a fan of Molly Keane's and knows her additional talent for perfectly shocking drama. This volume will not disappoint.  
Price: 9.25 USD
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Conversation Piece, KEANE, Molly (M. J. Farrell)
164 2596 KEANE, Molly (M. J. Farrell) Conversation Piece
Softcover; Trade PB Virago Press: London; c1932,1991; Reprint 273 pages Very Good 
Spine creases and light edgewear. Yellowed text block edges as is common with Virago press editions. No loose pages. ; Includes an interview between Polly Devlin and Molly Keane. 'Molly Keane the mistress of the Anglo-Irish tale, wrote ten novels as M. J. Farrell. Combining a rich portrait of zestful youth and the vagaries of age, with a colourful evocation of place, she brings a vanished world to life. '  
Price: 18.00 USD
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Two Days in Aragon, KEANE, Molly [Farrell, M. J.]
165 6508 KEANE, Molly [Farrell, M. J.] Two Days in Aragon
Paperback Penguin Books--Virago Press: New York; c1941,1986; 256 pages Very Good- 
Spine and covers creased and edgeworn. Pages yellowed, edges darker as is common with these Virago Press editions. ; Introduction by Polly Devlin. ; 'Grania and Sylvia live in the Georgian house of Aragon, with their mother, Aunt Pidgie and Nan, the family nurse. Grania is conducting an affair with Nan's son, Foley, whilst Sylvia falls for Captain Purvis. But the days of dignified calm are numbered, for Foley is a member of Sinn Fein.' 
Price: 7.50 USD
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166 3981 KEANE, Molly [M. J. Farrell] Devoted Ladies
Trade PB Penguin; Virago Modern Classics: New York; (1934)1985; Reprint 256 pages Very Good- 
No spine creases, covers edgeworn and rubbed, page edges yellowed as is often seen with Virago editions. Small skinned area on back cover price area. ; 'It is 1933. Jessica and Jane have been living together for six months. They are devoted friends--or are they? Jessica loves her friend with the cruelty of total possessiveness. Jane is rich, silly, and drinks rather too many brandy-and-sodas. Watching from the sidelines, Sylvester regrets that she should be loved and bullied and perhaps even murdered by that frightful Jessica but decides it is none of his business. When the Irish gentleman George Playfair meets Jane, however, he thinks otherwise: he entices Jane to Ireland where the battle for her devotion begins... A studied satire of art deco decadence and louche behavior, "Devoted Ladies" is a sharp and glittering satire on female love.' 
Price: 8.00 USD
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Devoted Ladies, KEANE, Molly [M. J. Farrell]
167 7262 KEANE, Molly [M. J. Farrell] Devoted Ladies
Softcover; Trade PB Virago Modern Classics: London; c1934, 1998; Reprint 303 pages Very Good- 
Spine sunned and creased, covers creased and edgworn. Pages clean but age browned (especially edges) as is common with Virago editions. This edition has the Virago apple on the title page and spine with Tatler printed underneath, no ISBN information printed. Copyright information says Virago a division of Little, Brown and Company. Possibly a promotional or gift with purchase issue in conjunction withTatler magazine. Introduction by Polly Devlin.; 'It is 1933. Jessica and Jane have been living together for six months. They are devoted friends--or are they? Jessica loves her friend with the cruelty of total possessiveness. Jane is rich, silly, and drinks rather too many brandy-and-sodas. Watching from the sidelines, Sylvester regrets that she should be loved and bullied and perhaps even murdered by that frightful Jessica but decides it is none of his business. When the Irish gentleman George Playfair meets Jane, however, he thinks otherwise: he entices Jane to Ireland where the battle for her devotion begins... A studied satire of art deco decadence and louche behavior, "Devoted Ladies" is a sharp and glittering satire on female love.'; Image is actual copy on offer. 
Price: 7.75 USD
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Loving Without Tears, KEANE, Molly [M. J. Farrell]
168 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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Mariana, KEARSLEY, Susanna [Mary Lynne Williamson]
169 6239 KEARSLEY, Susanna [Mary Lynne Williamson] Mariana
Hardcover; Book Club Edition BCA: London; 1994; 380 pages Very Good in Very Good dust wrapper 
The only hardback version of this title ever published. Bottom corners bumped, spine ends bumped and faintly creased, page edges pale yellow with a few smudges. Interior pages clean and bright, no binding problems. Dust wrapper has edgewear and a sunned spine. A nice copy of a rather scarce edition. ; When Julia Beckett first saw Greywethers, a handsome 16th century farmhouse in a small Wiltshire village she knew it was "her" house. Many years later it became her home. As she becomes acquainted with the villagers she finds herself back in time as Mariana, a young woman that lived at Greywethers during the great plague of 1665 and who must deal with the aftermath of the Civil War. Winner of the 1993 Catherine Cookson Fiction Prize. Highly recommended.; 'I love Kearsley's novels.'- Lyn B. author of the 'I Prefer Reading' blog and member of the DoveGrey and DES email discussion groups. This author also recommended by Anne H. of the AT email discussion group. Image is actual copy on offer. 
Price: 82.75 USD
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Ladies of Lyndon, The, KENNEDY, Margaret
170 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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Troy Chimneys, KENNEDY, Margaret
171 7245 KENNEDY, Margaret Troy Chimneys
Softcover; Trade PB Virago Modern Classics: London; c1953,1985; 245 pages Very Good 
Some edgewear and cover creasing, skinned area on spine (price tag removed?) text block edges yellowed as is common with Virago editions. No spine creases; pages clean. ; With a new introduction by Anita Brookner, this is an unusual, complicated historical novel. It was the recipient of the JamesTait Black Memorial Prize in 1953. The prolific and successful writer Margaret Kennedy, writes of Miles Lufton, a self-made Regency politician with enormous personal gifts...and a disreputable alter-ego. The title is the name of his country house, perfect place of contentment but as elusive to Miles as it is memorable to the reader. ; This author recommended by Holly H. of the DES and AT email discussion groups. 'Troy Chimneys is very engaging.' says Susan M. of the DES discussion group. Susannah S. of the AT email discussion list says 'My all-time favorite author is Margaret Kennedy.' Also recommended by Ali, author of the 'HeavenAli' blog. Image is actual copy on offer. 
Price: 8.50 USD
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Extravagance , KRIST, Gary
172 5822 KRIST, Gary Extravagance
Hardcover Broadway Books: NY; 2002; First US Edition Very Good+ in Near Fine dust wrapper  
291 pages; Spine tail bumped, a few smudges to page edges. Unclipped dust wrapper has faint edgewear. A very nice copy.; 'William Tobias Merrick, an energetic young man from the provinces, travels to the big city in a time of great optimism and ferment, hoping to make his mark on a frenzied, money-crazed society obsessed with the promise of new technologies. The city in question is London in the 1690s. It is also New York in the 1990s. The new technologies are diving bells and pneumatic winches; they are also wireless telecommunication devices and patented biotechnology processes. In this time-tripping novel of speculative fever, the author tells the same story with the same set of characters in two separate times and settings, in language appropriate to each. Unfolding simultaneously in two distant but remarkably similar periods of history "Extravagance" is a comic picaresque novel of financial mania, the story of a world gripped by irrational exuberance.'; Published @ $24.00.  
Price: 8.00 USD
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173 5464 LAKER, Rosalind Claudine's Daughter
Hardcover; Book Club Edition Doubleday & Company: Garden City; 1978; Very Good in Very Good dust wrapper  
382 pages; Spine ends and corners very lightly bumped and worn, page edges pale yellow; no binding problems, pages clean and bright, a nice copy. Dust wrapper lightly edgeworn and has slightly yellowed flaps. ; Young, beautiful, independent, and now widowed Lucy Attwood di Castelloni leaves Italy and travels to Easthampton, an English seaside resort. Growing up as an orphan in an Italian convent she had always longed to visit Attwood Grange, her parents' ancestral estate.Now she had arrived and it was not exactly as she had envisioned.  
Price: 6.50 USD
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Village, The, LASKI, Marghanita
174 5228 LASKI, Marghanita Village, The
Softcover; Trade PB Persephone Books: London; c1952, 2004; 302 pages Near Fine in Near Fine dust wrapper 
A new book with faint edgewear. Persephone editions have uniform grey covers and dust wrappers with lovely decorated endpapers (see image) unique to each title.; First published in 1952, this novel begins on the very day WWII ended.Two women from different social backgrounds have worked together at a Red Cross post and become firm friends. As they leave the Red Cross post for the last time both know that the friendship will not continue.

"When Wendy goes back up the road to Wood View on Priory Hill ‘where the gentry lived’ and Edith goes downhill on the other side, ‘down Station Road among the working-classes’, they both assume that the values and habits of pre-war Britain will continue. But Britain had already changed a great deal, a change symbolised by Edith’s son Roy, a printer with excellent prospects, falling in love with the penniless Margaret, Wendy’s daughter.

Wendy’s attempt to cling on to her old way of life was already under pressure by 1939 and had become even more absurd by 1945. It is Edith who is the New Britain, with her prosperous son and her commonsense and indeed kindness; Wendy, with her snobbery and her refusal to change and her uncompromising attitude to her daughter, is the Old.

This is an extremely enjoyable and well-written novel evoking an entire community (there is a long cast of characters at the beginning), and a whole way of life, and has one of the most ancient plots in the world – a young couple who fall in love but are forbidden to marry."; Recommended by Kristi J. of the ATS, AT and DES email discussion lists, Sally P. and Scott of the DES list and by Lyn B. author of the 'I Prefer Reading' blog and member of the DoveGrey and DES email discussion groups. 
Price: 21.75 USD

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175 260 LeCarre, John [David Cornwell] Perfect Spy
Hardcover Knopf: NY; 1986; First US Edition 475 pages Very Good in Very Good dust wrapper 
Edgeworn; dust wrapper edgeworn, top of spine wrinkled.; A senior member of British Intelligence disappears. Written by a British ex-spy. 
Price: 10.00 USD
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