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176 6796 LINDSAY, Philip Sisters of Rye, The
Hardcover Hutchinson of London: London; 1960; First Edition 288 pages Very Good in Very Good dust wrapper 
Black cloth boards with silver lettering on spine spine and rye decoration in pale blue. Boards very lightly soiled, spine ends lightly bumped; no binding problems. Pastedowns and endpapers lightly foxed, page edges pale brown with a few smudges. Previous owner names and inscription "Bought in Rye at Faber Bookstore August 8, 1960" on front free endpaper; interior pages clean. Unclipped dust wrapper, designed by Biro, lightly edgeworn and creased. White rear panel pale tan. ; A period romance set in the beginning of the 19th century. The author was born in Australia in 1906 and moved to England in the 1930's. The author of many historical novels he lived in Beckley, a small village near Rye and Hastings in Sussex. 
Price: 16.75 USD
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177 1154 Lively, Penelope Cleopatra's Sister
Hardcover Harper Collins: New York; 1993; Second Printing Near Fine in Very Good+ dust wrapper  
8vo; 282 pages; Previous owner name and date on free endpaper. Dust wrapper, not price cut, has slight wrinkle at spine head. First Edition stated, but is second printing. ; Author won the Booker Prize for her previous novel, Moon Tiger.  
Price: 11.00 USD
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178 1295 Lively, Penelope Heat Wave
Hardcover Harper Collins: New York; 1996; First US Edition Very Good in Very Good+ dust wrapper  
215 pages; White boards soiled, book slightly cocked. Dust wrapper, not price cut, slightly edgeworn and rubbed. ; Author won the Booker Prize for 'Moon Tiger'.  
Price: 13.50 USD
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179 5838 LIVELY, Penelope Moon Tiger
Hardcover Grove Press: NY; 1988; First US Edition Very Good+ in Very Good+ dust wrapper  
208 pages; Spine ends faintly bumped, front free endpaper and page edges a few tiny smudges. Unclipped dust wrapper has faint edgewear. A lovely copy.; Winner of the Booker Prize. Claudia is dying in hospital and recalls the central event of her life, World War II in Cairo as a war correspondent. Her story is told through many voices, including the voice of her forever young lover, a tank officer, via Claudia's reading of his diary, written in the desert before his death.  
Price: 14.00 USD
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180 1031 Lofts, Norah Calf For Venus
Hardcover Doubleday: Garden City, NY; 1949; First US Edition Very Good+ in Very Good dust wrapper  
253 pages; Blue cloth binding with bright gilt lettering on spine. Original price sticker from dept. Store on back pastedown, corners and spine head and tail lightly bumped and worn (not to boards) , text block edges faintly yellowed. Dust wrapper still has price, isedgeworn, especially at extremities, one small hole on back; In his determination to save an innocent girl, Dr. Shadbolt's life is diverted from medicine to more dangerous, clandestine, and lucrative pursuits.  
Price: 17.50 USD
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181 1535 Lofts, Norah Day of the Butterfly
Hardcover; Book Club Edition Doubleday: Garden City, N. Y.; (1979) 1980; Very Good in Very Good- dust wrapper  
328 pages; Spine head and tail and corners bumped, cloth at spine head beginning to fray. Binding is in very good condition, pages clean and bright. Edgeworn dust wrapper has top corner clipped and is chipped at spine ends. ; Winner of the Georgette Heyer award; this novel is set in England in the early nineteenth century. When Daisy loses her first job in London as a nursemaid, it looks as if she is destined for a brothel. Instead she is trained as a dancer and later attracts the eye of an artist.  
Price: 5.00 USD
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182 257 Lofts, Norah Old Priory
Hardcover Bodley Head: London; 1981; First British Edition 214 pages Very Good in Very Good dust wrapper 
Previous owner signature, spine ends bumped; dust wrapper, not price clipped, is edgeworn. 
Price: 22.50 USD
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183 1169 Luke, Mary Crown For Elizabeth
Hardcover Coward - McCann, Inc.: New York; 1970; First US Edition Very Good in Good- dust wrapper  
B&W Illustrations; 573 pages; Corners and spine head and tail lightly bumped, text block edge lightly soiled and faintly yellowed. Dust wrapper, price cut with $ still showing, is only in fair condition. It is very worn, rear flap is missing the top half. Edges are yellowed with several chips and tears. ; The Elizabeth of the title is the Tudor monarch, Elizabeth I of England.  
Price: 17.50 USD
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184 1886 Lurie, Alison Foreign Affairs
Softcover; Trade PB Avon Books: New York; (1984)1999; Reprint Very Good+  
291 pages; No spine creases, black remainder mark on bottom edge, very faint edgewear; looks unread. ; Winner of the Pulitzer prize for fiction. The story of two American academics in London. One of them is Virginia Miner, an Anglophile on leave to research a book. The basis for the not as good movie of the same name starring Joanne Woodward. ' ; Recommended by Holly H. of the ATS and AT email discussion group.  
Price: 10.00 USD
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185 2865 LURIE, Alison Foreign Affairs
Hardcover Random House: New York; 1984; Reprint Very Good in Very Good dust wrapper  
291 pages; Top text block edge remainder marked which downgrades book from near fine, spine ends very lightly bumped. No binding problems, pages clean and bright. Dust wrapper, price clipped, is very lightly edgeworn and rubbed with a few light creases. ; Winner of the 1985 Pulitzer prize for fiction. The story of two American academics in London. One of them is Virginia Miner, an Anglophile on leave to research a book. The basis for the not as good movie of the same name starring Joanne Woodward. ' ; Recommended by Holly H. of the ATS and AT email discussion group.  
Price: 16.50 USD
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186 425 MACDONALD, Malcolm Notorious Woman
Hardcover; Ex-Library St Martins Press: NY; 1988; First US Edition Good in Very Good- dust wrapper  
635 pages; Ex-library edition with usual markings, free endpaper missing, tape marks and skinned areas on boards, vertical crease on spine does not damage binding. Dust wrapper, not price cut, is edgeworn and rubbed with a library label on spine.; After growing up as her aunt and uncle's unpaid housekeeper circumstances force the young woman to start her own life. Often scandalizing the neighbors in her 19th century Cornwall village she goes her own way, making her own decisions, finding love and satisfaction as she develops her business. By the author of the "World from Rough Stones" series.  
Price: 11.00 USD
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187 3112 MACDONALD, Malcolm Silver Highways
Hardcover St Martin's Press: NY; 1987; First US Edition Very Good in Very Good- dust wrapper  
496 pages; Remainder dot bottom text block edge, spine foot badly bumped; pages clean and bright. Dust wrapper, not price clipped, is edgeworn and rubbed with a few chips and short closed tears. ; 'When Mary Flinders sets off on a journey that will take her from the quiet Irish countryside to the bustle of London, she has little idea of her new life about to begin....It is with the silent engineering genius Matt Sullivan that Mary finds both true love and a successful business partner. ' Set in the 1790's this a fun historical novel about the growth of the English canal system and a young woman's coming of age. By the author of the 'Rough Stones' series.  
Price: 9.75 USD
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188 4252 MACDONALD, Malcolm [Malcolm Ross] Woman Possessed, A
Hardcover St Martin's Press: NY; 1993; First US Edition Very Good+ in Very Good+ dust wrapper  
375 pages; Spine ends and one corner bumped; a clean, bright copy. Unclipped dust wrapper has a faintly sunned spine and very light edgewear and rubbing.; Laura Nisbet's parents insisted she have nothing to do with handsome ne'er-do- well Maurice Petifer and marry dependable Giles Curnow instead. Now, fourteen years later, in 1902, as a doting mother of five and an adored wife, she finally admits her parents were right. Of course, she has not heard from Maurice since he left for South Africa fourteen years ago. What will happen when he returns unexpectedly to Cornwall no longer a ne'er-do-well but with a fortune in diamonds, still quite handsome and still unmarried?  
Price: 10.50 USD
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189 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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190 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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Atonement, McEWAN, Ian
191 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. 
Price: 14.75 USD

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192 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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193 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
194 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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195 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
196 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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197 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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198 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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199 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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200 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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