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Old Bank House, The, THIRKELL, Angela
Old Bank House, The
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Make Way for Lucia : The Complete Lucia, Including Queen Lucia, Lucia in London, Miss Mapp, The Male Impersonator, Mapp and Lucia, The Worshipful Lucia, and Trouble for Lucia, BENSON, E. F. (Introduction by Nancy Mitford)
Make Way for Lucia : The Complete Lucia, Including Queen Lucia, Lucia in London, Miss Mapp, The Male Impersonator, Mapp and Lucia, The Worshipful Lucia, and Trouble for Lucia
BENSON, E. F. (Introduction by Nancy Mitford)
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Double Affair, A, THIRKELL, Angela
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THIRKELL, Angela
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Children's Hour, The, WILLETT, Marcia
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176 5090 MACINNES, Colin Mr Love and Justice
Softcover; Mass Market PB Ballentine Books: NY; c1960, 1970; Good  
198 pages; Covers edgeworn and rubbed, rear cover skinned along two edges. Spine creased, pages age browned but clean, none loose. A reading copy.; 'Written with an amazing knowledge of the underworld' this book 'is a devastating novel about criminals and the police, how they prey on each other, understand each other-and even respect each other.' "A modern Hogarth in depicting the lowest strata of London" -NY Times; Author was Angela Thirkell's middle son. They had a complicated relationship and we can only imagine her feelings about the this novel...  
Price: 4.50 USD
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177 5740 MACKENZIE, Compton Our Street
Hardcover Doubleday Doran: Garden City; c1932, 1934; Good in Fair dust wrapper  
309 pages; Green cloth covered boards have old biopredation damage, spine and corners bumped. Pages age browned, previous owner name on front free endpaper. Clipped dust wrapper age browned and soiled, edgeworn with several large chips, probably also a victim of, no longer present, insects. A reading copy.; An enjoyable story of a street and its inhabitants in West Kensington in late Victorian London. Recommended.  
Price: 10.00 USD
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House of Eliott, Marsh, Jean
178 7345 Marsh, Jean House of Eliott
Hardcover St. Martin's Press: New York; 1993; Third Printing 265 pages Very Good+ in Very Good+ dust wrapper 
Spine ends bumped, faint pencil line top textblock edge; interior pages clean, no binding problems. Unclipped dust wrapper, lightly edgeworn. A nice copy. ; This is Jean Marsh's first novel. It is based on the BBC/A&E series she co-created. At the death of their physician father in the 1920's, Beatrice, a confirmed spinster, and Evangeline, her beautiful younger sister, are forced to make their own way in the world. With a flair for design and a destinctive style they overcome various obstacles and found the fashionable couturier, the House of Elliott in London.; Image is actual copy on offer. 
Price: 13.00 USD
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Atonement, McEWAN, Ian
179 6846 McEWAN, Ian Atonement
Hardcover Knopf: Toronto; 2001; First Canadian Edition; First Printing 372 pages Very Good+ in Near Fine dust wrapper 
Spine ends bumped, faint smudges to bottom page edges (not remainder marks), some deckled edges faintly creased. Unclipped dust wrapper has faintest edgewear. A very nice copy. ; First Canadian edition published simultaneously with first British edition. Basis for 2007 film of the same name starring Keira Knightly and James McAvoy.; 'On the hottest day of the summer of 1935, thirteen-year-old Briony Tallis sees her sister Cecilia strip off her clothes and plunge into the fountain in the garden of their country house. Watching her is Robbie Turner, son of the Tallis's cleaning lady, whose education has been subsidized by Cecilia's and Briony's father, and who, like Cecilia, has recently come down from Cambridge. By day's end, their lives will be changed - irrevocably.

Robbie and Cecilia will have crossed a boundary they had not imagined at its start. And Briony will have witnessed mysteries, seen an unspeakable word, and committed a crime for which she will spend the rest of her life trying to atone...

Brilliant and utterly enthralling in its depiction of love and war and class and childhood and England, "An Atonement "is a profound - and profoundly moving - exploration of shame and forgiveness, of atonement and of the possibility of absolution.' Dust wrapper matches sample image. 
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180 6466 MITFORD, Nancy Blessing, The
Hardcover Hamish Hamilton: London; 1951; First British Edition 270 pages Very Good 
Spine ends and top corners lightly bumped, vertical spine crease does not damage binding, front board flared. Previous owner bookplate on front pastedown, page edges lightly yellowed and smudged; interior pages clean. Only spine, front panel, and front flap of edgeworn and torn dust wrapper present.; In this charming 1951 novel, Grace Allingham tries to understand the behavior of Charles-Edouard, her wealthy and dashing French husband. Her newly acquired aristocratic world isn't quite as blissful as she thought it would be, as she contends with former and current mistresses. There is the possibility of divorce and the possibility of Grace infatuated or in love with others. This is a very funny, ever-so-satiric novel. Our anglophile fans will enjoy the rising triumph of a young Englishwoman conquering the French. Basis for the 1959 film "Count Your Blessings" starring Deborah Kerr and Rossano Brazzi. 
Price: 12.50 USD
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181 6533 MITFORD, Nancy Don't Tell Alfred
Hardcover Hamish Hamilton: London; 1960; First British Edition 248 pages Very Good- in Very Good dust wrapper 
Corners and spine ends bumped, pastedowns and free endpapers foxed, text block edges lightly soiled and foxed. Previous owner gift inscription on front free endpaper. Light spine crease does not damage binding, long rear board crease extends to rear pastedown, spine ends and bottom corners bumped; interior pages pale yellow but clean. Dust wrapper, price cut, is a Cecil Beaton design. Edgeworn with a few chips and short closed tears; white rear panel lightly soiled. ; We meet again some of Mitford's most delightful characters. "When Alfred is suddenly posted to Paris as ambassador, Fanny must manage the huge ambassador's residence. Troubles begin at once when the previous ambassador's wife refuses to leave, setting up a rival salon across the courtyard." 
Price: 16.75 USD
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Love in a Cold Climate, MITFORD, Nancy
182 7331 MITFORD, Nancy Love in a Cold Climate
Hardcover Folio Society: London; c1949, 1992; First Edition Thus 242 pages Near Fine 
This delightful edition has an introduction by Pauline Tennant and seventeen black and white plates by Roland Pym. Wonderful wraparound pictorial binding, clean, no binding problems. A lovely copy. No dust wrapper as issued, publisher's slipcase lightly soiled and sunned at edges.; "Love in a Cold Climate" is the sequel to, and has the same narrator as "The Pursuit of Love". Fanny's tale turns to Polly Hampton, the outstandingly beautiful, wealthy daughter of Lady Montdore, Lady Montdore's devoted attendant, Boy Dougdale--the Lecherous Lecturer, and the Canadian cousin of the Montdore's, Cedric. It is a tale of sly poking fun, charm, and absorption. Polly is a contemporary of Fanny and Linda's, with even fewer choices to pursue in the game of love and marriage. Like "The Pursuit of Love", this novel is robust in the amazing supporting cast, with the charmingly eccentric Uncle Davey at the forefront. Basis for the 1980 and the 2001 television mini-series.; Recommended by Holly H. of the ATS, and AT email discussion list and by several others. This title recommended by Lyn B., author of the 'I Prefer Reading' blog and member of the DES email discussion group. 'I have 3 copies of Love in a Cold Climate now...' Nancy Mitford is listed on Scott's (author of the 'Furrowed Middlebrow' blog) 'Middlebrow Starter Kit'. Images are of actual copy on offer. 
Price: 28.95 USD
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183 1949 MOORE, John Brensham Village
Hardcover Simon And Schuster: New York; 1948; Very Good in Very Good- dust wrapper  
239 pages; Clean green cloth binding, spine head and tail and corners lightly worn. Dust wrapper is edgeworn, spine and front panel are yellowed and lightly dampstained. ; The second volume in a trilogy of life in the West Country of England. This one focuses on the small village of Brensham near the market town of Elmbury. ; Reviewed in the bulletin of the Angela Thirkell Society.  
Price: 11.00 USD
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Forgotten Garden, The, MORTON, Kate
184 6932 MORTON, Kate Forgotten Garden, The
Softcover; Trade PB Washington Square Press: NY; c2008, 2010; 552 pages Very Good+ 
Light edgewear, no spine or cover creases. A nice copy.This edition includes a short list of discussion questions.; A four year old girl is found on an Australian wharf in 1913. Unclaimed and unable to remember her name she is adopted and given the name Nell. In 2005, Cassandra attempts to solve the mystery of her grandmother Nell's identity. The search leads her to Cornwall. Recommended.; Image is actual book offered. Published @ $15.00. We also have a very nice early printing hardback with dust wrapper copy of this in stock. Please contact us for condition and price details. 
Price: 8.50 USD
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185 3676 NYE, Robert Late Mr. Shakespeare, The : a Novel
Hardcover; Ex-Lib Arcade Publishing: NY; c1998,1999; Second Printing Very Good in Very Good+ dust wrapper  
400 pages; A very clean ex-library book with usual stamps and markings. Spine ends bumped, small dent in top edge, perhaps from being knocked on a table edge, reveals boards. Dust wrapper, unclipped, has no library markings and light edgewear.; A humorous fictional biography of William Shakespeare filled with scholarly details. It is narrated by Robert Reynolds, now an old man in Restoration London, fifty years after the death of Shakespeare. Pickleherring, as he was also known, was one of the original members of Shakespeare's acting troupe. As a young boy actor he played the greatest female roles, from Cleopatra through Portia. ; Recommened by Sir Alec Guinness.  
Price: 10.75 USD
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186 4356 O'BRIAN, Patrick Master and Commander
Softcover; Trade PB Harpercollins: London; c1970,1996; Reprint 416 pages B&W Illustrations: Very Good 
A bit of edgewear with a tiny tear repaired with tape by previous owner, a few light cover creases, page edges yellowed. No spine creases, interior pages clean. This is part of the original HarperCollins series, it does not have the film tie-in cover. ; This edition contains a short essay by Alan Judd. The first volume of the Aubrey and Maturin adventure series set during the Napoleonic wars. We meet Captain Jack Aubrey, RN, and his friend Stephen Maturin, ship's surgeon and intelligence agent. Basis for movie of the same name starring Russell Crowe.; Recommended by Peggy R. of the ATS and AT email discussion group. 
Price: 8.75 USD
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187 4595 O'FAOLAIN, Nuala My Dream of You
Hardcover; Ex-Library Riverhead Books: NY; 2001; First US Edition Very Good- in Very Good+ dust wrapper  
500 pages; Ex-library book with usual stamps and markings, front free endpaper removed, spine ends and corners lightly bumped, page edges have a few smudes along with library stamp. Skinned areas on pastedowns where dust wrapper protector was once glued to book; interior pages clean, no binding problems. Unclipped dust wrapper with no library markings has light edgewear and rubbing and a tiny closed tear top rear panel. ; The first novel by the author of the memoir 'Are you Somebody?' tells the story of Kathleen de Burca, an Irish travel writer living in London, who returns to Ireland after an absence of 30 years. She returns to 'investigate a true story about a relationship so passionate that it burned its way across the barriers of class and culture a scandalous affair between the wife of an English landlord and an Irish servant during the devastation of Ireland's potato famine. While back in Ireland, she meets a lover of her own who presents her with a choice that promises to alter the course of her life. As she moves toward her decision, she calls on the strengths of her identity as a woman, an Irish woman, and a woman who is no longer young. Meanwhile, she brings the story of the long-ago lovers to a denouement as tender as it is tragic. This novel explores the extremes of passion, the depths of loneliness, and the resilience of the human heart.'  
Price: 9.75 USD
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188 4684 O'FAOLAIN, Nuala My Dream of You
Softcover; Trade PB Riverhead Books: NY; c2001, 2002; First Paperback Edition Very Good-  
529 pages; Signed by Author; Signed by the author on the title page. Spine and cover creases, light edgewear and rubbing, a few smudges on page edges; interior page clean, none loose. ; The first novel by the author of the memoir 'Are you Somebody?' tells the story of Kathleen de Burca, an Irish travel writer living in London, who returns to Ireland after an absence of 30 years. She returns to 'investigate a true story about a relationship so passionate that it burned its way across the barriers of class and culture a scandalous affair between the wife of an English landlord and an Irish servant during the devastation of Ireland's potato famine. While back in Ireland, she meets a lover of her own who presents her with a choice that promises to alter the course of her life. As she moves toward her decision, she calls on the strengths of her identity as a woman, an Irish woman, and a woman who is no longer young. Meanwhile, she brings the story of the long-ago lovers to a denouement as tender as it is tragic. This novel explores the extremes of passion, the depths of loneliness, and the resilience of the human heart.' An engrossing and complex read.  
Price: 9.50 USD
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Phoebe Junior, OLIPHANT, Mrs. [Margaret]
189 7183 OLIPHANT, Mrs. [Margaret] Phoebe Junior
Softcover; Trade PB Penguin: NY; c1876, 1989; 341 pages Very Good 
Our last visit to Carlingford. They are "wonderful comedies of Victorian provincial society."; Horizontal tear at faintly creased spine does not damage binding, covers creased and a bit edgeworn. Page edges pale yellow as often seen in Virago editions; interior pages clean, none loose. This edition has an introduction by Penelope Fitzgerald.; This series highly recommended by the blogger 'Desperate Reader'. This author also recommended by Virginia G. of the AT email discussion group. Image is actual copy on offer. 
Price: 13.50 USD
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Salem Chapel, OLIPHANT, Mrs. [Margaret]
190 7113 OLIPHANT, Mrs. [Margaret] Salem Chapel
Softcover; Trade PB Penguin: NY; c1863, 1986; 461 pages Very Good- 
Spine lightly creased, covers creased and a bit edgeworn. Pages yellowed as often seen in Virago editions, edges a bit darker and soiled, bottom edges wavy; interior pages clean, none loose. This edition has an introduction by Penelope Fitzgerald.; The second volume in the 'Chronicles of Carlingford'. They are "wonderful comedies of Victorian provincial society."; This series highly recommended by the blogger 'Desperate Reader'. This author also recommended by Virginia G. of the AT email discussion group. Image is actual copy on offer. 
Price: 9.95 USD
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The Rector and The Doctor's Wife, OLIPHANT, Mrs. [Margaret]
191 7093 OLIPHANT, Mrs. [Margaret] The Rector and The Doctor's Wife
Softcover; Trade PB Penguin: NY; c1863, 1986; 192 pages Very Good 
Spine faintly creased, covers a bit edgeworn. Page edges yellowed as seen often in Virago editions; pages clean, none loose. This edition has an introduction by Penelope Fitzgerald.; This first volume in the "Chronicles of Carlingford' are a short story and novella. They introduce us (as well as the new rector and a new doctor) to the small town of Carlingford. The 'Chronicles of Carlingford' are "wonderful comedies of Victorian provincial society."; ' "The Rector" and "The Doctor's Family" can be compared with [Trollope's] "The Warden" & "Barsetshire Towers" in the way they set up the themes [of Church and society] & characters of the whole series.'-Lyn B.This title reviewed and recommended by Lyn B., author of the 'I Prefer Reading' blog and member of the DES email discussion group. This author also recommended by Virginia G. of the AT email discussion group and by the blogger 'Desperate Reader'. Image is actual copy on offer. 
Price: 11.50 USD
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192 3547 ONDAATJE, Michael English Patient, The
Hardcover Alfred A. Knopf: NY; 1992; Third Printing 307 pages Very Good in Very Good+ dust wrapper 
Spine ends and bottom corners bumped, previous owner's signature on front pastedown, her circular imprint on second endpaper and written in red ink on the half title page 'Winner of the Booker Award 1992'. Dust wrapper, unclipped, has very light edgewear and rubbing. Gold circular "Winner of the Booker Prize" sticker placed on front panel. ; Winner of the Booker Prize and basis for the movie of the same name, this enigmatic novel tells the story of four people and their World War II experiences. 
Price: 12.50 USD
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193 4907 PARKS, Julia Devil and Miss Webster, The (A Zebra Regency Romance)
Softcover; Mass Market PB Zebra Books: NY; 2001; First Edition Very Good+  
224 pages; No spine or cover creases, faint edgewear, remainder mark on inside front cover. A very nice copy. ; 'When Miss Eleanor Webster, who has run Lady Laura Ransom's household for the last eleven years, comes up against Lady Laura's rakehell brother-in-law Captain Stephen Ransom, who is determined to usurp her position, a fierce passion ignites between them.'  
Price: 4.00 USD
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194 1164 Paxson, Diana White Raven
Hardcover Wm. Morrow And Co.: New York; 1988; First US Edition Very Good+ in Very Good+ dust wrapper  
8vo; 411 pages; Date in ink on front free endpaper; very slight edgewear to dust wrapper. ; Author was the founder of the Society for Creative Anachronism. A retelling of the story of Tirstan, Isolde, and Mark.  
Price: 14.75 USD
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195 1776 Peck, Richard E. London Holiday
Hardcover Viking Penguin: New York; 1998; Third Printing Very Good+ in Very Good+ dust wrapper  
254 pages; Red remainder mark on text block edges, book looks unread. Dust wrapper, not price cut, very lightly rubbed. ; Three forty-somethin g friends from Missouri take a long awaited trip to London. Lesley, Julia, and Margo stay at a Mrs. Smith-Porter's bed and breakfast, and plan to go antiquing and sightseeing. While in London they have a variety of adventures that change the course of their lives. "It is difficult not to break into Anglophile burbles when describing this tidy little novel". -NY Times Book Review.  
Price: 16.00 USD
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196 3170 PILCHER, Robin Starting Over
Hardcover St Martin's Press: NY; 2002; First US Edition 386 pages Near Fine in Near Fine dust wrapper 
A very lovely copy; dust wrapper is not price clipped.; The second novel by the son of Rosamunde Pilcher. From the dust wrapper: 'It seems a long time since life was good for Liz Dewhurst. Her happy marriage to Gregor ended six months ago when she discovered he had been having an affair with another local woman for two years. But if that wasn't enough, Liz and Gregor's family businesses were also intertwined. Growing up on neighboring farms on the East coast of Fife, an area blessed with rich soil and beautiful, unspoiled landscapes, the marriage made it perfect sense to merge. The separation, however, has come at the worse possible time. With business bad, the two farms are barely struggling to survive on their own.

Then an extraordinary opportunity arises. An American-financed consortium is looking to build a golf course, and with Liz's and Gregor's land think they have found the ideal site for the best new links course in Britain. Liz is torn: the money is tempting, and she knows that by turning the scheme down she will face the wrath of the local community. On the other hand, the farm has passed through five generations of her family; is she really ready to give up that history, a move that will also help Gregor and his mistress?' ; Published @ $24.95. 
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197 3772 PILCHER, Rosamunde Another View
Softcover; Mass Market PB Dell: New York; c1968,1989; Reprint Very Good-  
263 pages; Spine and cover creases, edgewear, pages yellowed, previous owner name on first advert page; interior pages clean, none loose. ; 'Having lost her mother at childbirth, Emma Litton has spent all of her life struggling to guarantee a place in her artist father's life. After spending much of her adult life in Paris as a nanny, she returns to England to settle into her father's studio at the Cornish seaside. ' ; This author recommended by Kerry J. and Anne L. of the DES email discussion list.  
Price: 4.75 USD
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198 946 PILCHER, Rosamunde Blue Bedroom and Other Stories
Softcover; Mass Market PB St Martin's Press: New York; c1985,1990; Reprint Very Good  
288 pages; Light spine creases, a bit of edgewear and rubbing, text block edges yellowing, no loose pages. ; 'Pilcher's writing always feels like a soft chair after a hard day. Her plots and characters offer insights into the human condition with grace and tenderness. These short stories explore themes such as the death of a loved one, overcoming prejudice, understanding children, and appreciating one's spouse. Each story ends on a note of love, faith, understanding or hope.'- (c)AudioFile, Portland, ME  
Price: 4.25 USD
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199 4512 PILCHER, Rosamunde Carousel, The
Softcover; Mass Market PB St Martin's Press: NY; c1982, 1986; Very Good  
184 pages; Faint spine and cover creases, light edgewear, a nice copy.; ' Prue Shackleton is twenty-three, beautiful and restless. Her job is challenging, her relationship with a successful banker is safe, secure--and boring. When her eccentric Aunt Phoebe invites her to Cornwall, Prue loses no time is setting out for its bright landscapes and salt air. A chance meeting with the attractive artist Daniel Cassens leads to endless idyllic days exploring the beaches and meadows. But something is troubling Daniel and Prue is determined to find out what it is.'  
Price: 4.75 USD
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200 5214 PILCHER, Rosamunde Coming Home
Hardcover St Martins Press: NY; 1995; First US Edition Very Good+ in Very Good+ dust wrapper  
728 pages; Spine ends faintly bumped, a few smudge marks to top page edges, otherwise a lovely copy. Dust wrapper, unclipped, has very light edgewear.; From Booklist 'The book's heroine is Judith Dunbar, who is a schoolgirl of 13 when the tale begins in 1935. Sent to boarding school in Cornwall because her parents are posted to Singapore, Judith becomes friends with Loveday Carey-Lewis, who introduces her to a family and an estate, Nancherrow, that is to influence her for the rest of her life. Pilcher does a marvelous job of describing life in England before World War II. Readers, especially Anglophiles, will adore the care Pilcher gives to setting her scenes, decorating them with everything from Cornish wildflowers to china dogs to particular tartan plaids. The same care is evident later in the tale, as Pilcher chronicles the changes brought by the war to the fabric of British life. As Judith makes her way to adulthood in the midst of great wealth, great tragedy, and, naturally, romance, Pilcher effectively balances the demands of plot with the pleasures of revisiting a different place and time.'  
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