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Thirkell, Angela

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Happy Returns [Happy Return], THIRKELL, Angela
21 7084 THIRKELL, Angela Happy Returns [Happy Return]
Softcover; Trade PB Moyer Bell: Wakefield, RI; c1952, 1998; 323 pages As New 
A lovely unread copy.; Earlier US editions of this book were published as 'Happy Return'.; This Barsetshire novel 'welcomes us back to a county still shadowed by the war and its aftermath. Old friends and new faces join the community conversation, as Sir Cecil Waring has plans for a home for boys of naval men killed in the war, while the Priory Preparatory School prepares for its move to Harefield.' In between a hesitant courtship and a headlong marriage, 'we find much discussion of gardens, dogs, and other country matters'. This edition now out of print. Image is one of actual copies on offer. 
Price: 12.50 USD
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High Rising, THIRKELL, Angela
22 7300 THIRKELL, Angela High Rising
Softcover; Trade PB Carroll & Graf: New York; c1933,1997; Reprint 282 pages Good 
Spine and cover creases, two corners split, edgewear and rubbing, especially on spine (seen before in this edition). Page edges have a some soil spots; interior pages clean, none loose. ; Print is slightly larger than the hardback or mass market paperback editions. Our introduction to Laura Morland, the writer of "rather good bad novels", her son Tony, and many other beloved Barsetshire characters.; Image is actual copy on offer. 
Price: 11.00 USD
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High Rising, THIRKELL, Angela
23 7230 THIRKELL, Angela High Rising
Softcover; Mass Market PB Carroll & Graf: New York; c1933,1992; Reprint 282 pages Very Good 
Spine creased, covers lightly edgeworn, page edges yellowed (see often in this edition); interior pages clean, none loose.; Our introduction to Laura Morland, the writer of 'rather good bad novels', her son Tony, and many other beloved Barsetshire characters. Recommended.; Image is actual copy on offer. 
Price: 8.95 USD
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Jutland Cottage, THIRKELL, Angela
24 7333 THIRKELL, Angela Jutland Cottage
Hardcover Knopf: NY; 1953; First US Edition 312 pages Fair 
Spine ends and corners bumped and fraying, cloth worn to boards on all corners, spine sunned (seen frequently in this edition), orange cloth boards have a few soil marks. Pages age yellowed with a few soil spots in margins and edges; endpapers decorated with map of Barsetshire. A reading copy with no loose pages. ; 'Helping the county's denizens move past their grieving for the death of King George VI, the whispered inklings of a romance between a new rector and "the incredibly beautiful and even more incredibly silly" Rose Fairweather lighten the mood in this 22nd Barsetshire novel, originally published in 1953. But at the center of this tale is Admiral Phelps's daughter Margot, a 40-ish ugly duckling who is taken in hand by the ladies of Barsetshire and transformed into a swan.'; Image is actual copy on offer. 
Price: 13.50 USD
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Love At All Ages, THIRKELL, Angela
25 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
26 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
27 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
28 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. 
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Never Too Late, THIRKELL, Angela
29 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
30 7248 THIRKELL, Angela Northbridge Rectory
Softcover; Mass Market PB Carroll & Graf: New York; c1941, 1991; Reprint 318 pages Very Good 
Spine creases, light edgewear. Page edges and inside covers pale brown (seen before in this edition); interior pages clean, none loose. A nice copy.; The inhabitants of Barsetshire come to terms with the privations, dangers, and annoyances of World War II, with humour and courage.; "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
31 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. 
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Old Bank House, The, THIRKELL, Angela
32 7129 THIRKELL, Angela Old Bank House, The
Softcover; Trade PB Moyer Bell: Wakefield, RI; (1949) 1997; 393 pages Very Good 
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.; 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.; This edition now out of print. Image is actual copy on offer. 
Price: 21.95 USD
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Peace Breaks Out, THIRKELL, Angela
33 7326 THIRKELL, Angela Peace Breaks Out
Hardcover Hamish Hamilton: London; 1946; First British Edition 280 pages Fair in Fair dust wrapper 
Red cloth boards soiled and edgeworn, bumped spine and corners fraying revealing boards. Pages pale tan, edges a bit darker, several pages lightly foxed and soiled, many rippled. Price clipped and soiled dust wrapper heavily chipped and has several closed tears. Previous owner reinforced and repaired dw on the reverse side with paper tape. A reading copy. ; The war has ended but the denizens of Barsetshire soon find that peace brings problems of its own.; Image is actual copy on offer. 
Price: 18.50 USD
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Pomfret Towers, THIRKELL, Angela
34 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
35 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
36 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 Barsetshire novel that is rather scarce. Recommended. ; Image is actual reading copy on offer. 
Price: 11.95 USD
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What Did It Mean?, THIRKELL, Angela
37 7340 THIRKELL, Angela What Did It Mean?
Hardcover Knopf: NY; 1954; First US Edition 346 pages Very Good in Fair dust wrapper 
Life in Barsetshire during the Coronation Year includes Pageants, Entertainments, and a bit of romance.; 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. ; Image is actual copy on offer. 
Price: 23.75 USD
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Wild Strawberries, THIRKELL, Angela
38 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
39 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
40 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]
41 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; 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."; 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.; Image is actual copy on offer. 
Price: 55.00 USD
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42 6055 THIRKELL, Lance A Garden Full of Weeds
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 very scarce indeed. 
Price: 99.75 USD
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Angela Thirkell's World : A Complete Guide to the People and Places of Barsetshire, THIRKELL] BURRELL, Barbara
43 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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Angela Thirkell Portrait Of A Lady Novelist, Thirkell] STRICKLAND, Margot
44 6988 Thirkell] STRICKLAND, Margot Angela Thirkell Portrait Of A Lady Novelist
Softcover; Trade PB Duckworth Press: c1977,1996; Second Printing 182 pages Very Good Signed by Author
Signed by Author; Light edgewear and rubbing, closed horizontal tear at spine does not damage binding; no spine or cover creases; a nice copy. ; This reprint was published by the Angela Thirkell Society, North American Branch. It does not have the photographic illustrations found in the hardback. This copy is inscribed by the author "E--- Chicago 1996" on the title page. An interesting, and at times controversial, telling of this British author's life. She wrote many wonderful novels mainly set in Anthony Trollope's Barsetshire and was related to Edward Burne-Jones, Rudyard Kipling, and Stanley Baldwin.; Image is actual copy on offer. 
Price: 28.75 USD
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Angela Thirkell Portrait Of A Lady Novelist, Thirkell] STRICKLAND, Margot
45 6989 Thirkell] STRICKLAND, Margot Angela Thirkell Portrait Of A Lady Novelist
Softcover; Trade PB Duckworth Press: c1977,1998; Third Printing 182 pages Very Good 
Light edgewear and rubbing, a few spine and cover creases; pages clean and bright. ; This reprint was published by the Angela Thirkell Society, North American Branch. It does not have the photographic illustrations found in the hardback. An interesting, and at times controversial, telling of this British author's life. She wrote many wonderful novels mainly set in Anthony Trollope's Barsetshire and was related to Edward Burne-Jones, Rudyard Kipling, and Stanley Baldwin.; Image is actual copy on offer; in our attempt to show the spine this image appears curved, the book is not curved or warped. 
Price: 23.75 USD
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