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Born for Liberty : a History of Women in America, Evans, Sara M.
241 6490 Evans, Sara M. Born for Liberty : a History of Women in America
Softcover; Trade PB Free Press: New York; 1997; Second Edition 408 pages B&W Photographs: Very Good 
Remainder mark bottom edge, faint edgewear, page edges lightly soiled. Not a book club edition, publisher's price of $17.00 on back cover. ; A concise and comprehensive one volume history of American women. This second edition has a new chapter and preface by the author.; 'History of American women--from the indigenous women of the 16th-century wilderness to the dual-role career women and mothers of contemporary times--this book brings American womanhood to center stage, exploring the lives of pioneers and slaves, immigrants and factory workers, executives and homemakers.' 
Price: 7.50 USD
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242 3878 EVERETT, Rupert Hello Darling, Are You Working?
Softcover; Trade PB Avon Books: NY; c1992,1994; Reprint 232 pages Illustrated by Frances Crichton Stuart; B&W Illustrations: Very Good+ 
A nice copy with faint cover creases and light edgewear. Page edges faintly yellowed. ; Fast paced, 'decadently comedic', novel by the actor from "My Best Friend's Wedding" and "An Ideal Husband". 'Any resemblance between his novel and his actual life is undoubtably coincidental. The book is based on a series of thinly disguised lies.' Rhys Waveral is an ex-soap opera star that learns that fame is a fleeting thing. After losing all his money on the stock market and with no new acting jobs in sight he realizes all he has left to sell is himself... 
Price: 7.50 USD
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Glass Slipper, The, FARJEON, Eleanor
243 7315 FARJEON, Eleanor Glass Slipper, The
Hardcover; Ex-Library Viking Press: NY; c,1955, 1963; Fourth Printing 187 pages Illustrated by Ernest H. Shepard; B&W Illustrations: Very Good 
A decorative library binding with the expected stamps and markings inside and on spine. Glue residue on front free endpaper (pocket removed?) Nice binding, pages clean; book doesn't look like it circulated very much. No dust wrapper. A nice reading copy. ; Originally published in 1955, this 4th printing was issued March 1963. Based on a play written by Eleanor and Herbert Farjeon this witty and humourous retelling of the Cinderella story has wonderful black and white illustrations by Ernest H. Shepard.; Image is actual copy on offer. 
Price: 14.75 USD
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244 1195 Faulks, Sebastian Birdsong
Softcover; Trade PB Vintage Books: New York; (1993) 1997; First Edition Thus Very Good+  
483 pages; Light scoring, one corner bent. ; A compelling novel of love and war featuring a British soldier and a French woman set in World War I.  
Price: 11.00 USD
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245 5643 FAULKS, Sebastian Charlotte Gray
Softcover; Trade PB Vintage Books: NY; c1998, 1999; Very Good  
399 pages; Faint spine crease, slight edgewear and rubbing, page edges pale yellow. A nice, clean copy.; Charlotte Gray is a young Scottish woman that 'becomes caught up in the effort to liberate Occupied France from the Nazis' while searching for her lover, an RAF pilot that has not returned from a mission into France. Basis for the film of the same name starring Cate Blanchett.  
Price: 8.25 USD
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Snobs : A Novel, FELLOWES, Julian
246 6235 FELLOWES, Julian Snobs : A Novel
Softcover; Trade PB St Martin's Press: NY; 2004; 265 pages Very Good+ 
No spine creases, a few very light cover creases and faint edgewear. A very nice copy.; The author of 'Gosford Park' and the creator of 'Downton Abbey' gives us a contemporary comedy of manners set in London and rural England. 
Price: 5.75 USD
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247 4981 FERGUSON, Jo Ann ; Scott, Regina ; Lansdowne, Judith A. Mistletoe Kittens
Softcover; Mass Market PB Zebra Books: NY; 1999; First Paperback Edition Very Good  
256 pages; No spine creases, light edgewear, black remainder mark inside front cover, red marks on final page.; "In these three love stories, the lords and ladies of Regency England find their own true loves - with a little help from some feline friends."  
Price: 4.50 USD
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248 4755 FERRIS, Paul Dylan Thomas
Softcover; Mass Market PB Penguin: Harmondsworth, England; c1977, 1978; Very Good-  
B&W Photographs; 446 pages; Spine and cover creases, light edgewear, pages light yellow, edges darker, remainder mark on bottom edge; pages clean, none loose.; This edition revised from the original. Front panel is a detail from the portrait of Dylan Thomas by Augustus John. The author, the editor of Thomas's collected letters, shares insights into Thomas's childhood and adolescence, his arrival on the London literary scene, his marriage, his wartime career as a film writer, his visits to the United States, and his death. Considered by most to be the definitive biography of Dylan Thomas.  
Price: 7.00 USD
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249 5259 FETZER, Amy J. Irish Princess, The
Softcover; Mass Market PB Kensington Publishing Corp.: NY; 1999; First Edition Near Fine  
475 pages; Book has faint edgewear, remainder mark on inside front cover; looks unread.; A tale of passion between headstrong Siobhan O'Rourke, Princess of Donegal Keep, and her adversary, the English knight Gaelan PenDragon, set during a fiery war in ancient Ireland.  
Price: 5.75 USD
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Eyre Affair, The, FFORDE, Jasper
250 4521 FFORDE, Jasper Eyre Affair, The
Hardcover Viking: NY; 2002; First US Edition; First Printing 374 pages Very Good in Very Good+ dust wrapper 
Spine ends very lightly bumped. Skinned area on front free endpaper where previous owner address label removed, circular embossed name and initials of previous owner on title page and on last page of text. Unclipped dustwrapper very lightly edgeworn. A nice copy.; 'Meet Thursday Next, a woman of action who's "part Bridget Jones, part Nancy Drew, part Dirty Harry," according to The New York Times. She lives in a mid-1980s Britain that is like, but also startlingly unlike, our own: a place where the Crimean War never really ended, dirigibles are the only way to fly, and computers are unknown—but time travel is, as are cloned pets (dodos are currently quite popular), and literature is taken very, very seriously. And thanks to an invention by Thursday's mad-scientist uncle Mycroft, lovers of the written word can literally loose (and lose) themselves in a good book. Thursday is an investigator of the Literary Division of Special Operations Network. Her job—find and stop anyone tinkering with the world's best-loved books. Jasper Fforde's madcap literary adventure series is frequently described as various combinations of Monty Python, Douglas Adams, Umberto Eco, Terry Pratchett, Lewis Carroll, and The Norton Anthology of English Literature.' Highly recommended.; Recommended by Norma H. and Geraldine H. and Susan D. of the DES email discussion group. 
Price: 42.75 USD
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251 6258 FFORDE, Jasper Lost in a Good Book : A Thursday Next Novel
Hardcover Viking: NY; 2003; Third Printing 399 pages Very Good+ in Very Good dust wrapper 
Spine ends bumped, corners faintly bumped, a few smudges to page edges. A very nice copy. Unclipped dust wrapper has very light edgewear, light soil to rear panel. ; The second book in this wonderful series. Tuesday Next, as apprentice to Miss Havisham from 'Great Expectations', learns the ropes of Jurisfiction as a Prose Resource Operative inside books. Highly recommended. 
Price: 9.75 USD
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Something Rotten, FFORDE, Jasper
252 5782 FFORDE, Jasper Something Rotten
Hardcover Viking: NY; 2004; First US Edition 385 pages Near Fine in Very Good+ dust wrapper 
A lovely copy. Spine ends faintly bumped. Unclipped dust wrapper very lightly edgeworn. ; 'In this fourth installment of her series, the resourceful literary detective Thursday Next returns to Swindon from the BookWorld accompanied by that dithering prince of Denmark, Hamlet. But returning to her SpecOps office is no snap. As outlaw fictioneer Yorrick Kaine plots for absolute power, Swindon’s 13th-century patron saint returns to foretell doom, and, if that isn’t bad enough, The Merry Wives of Windsor is becoming entangled with Hamlet. Can Thursday find a Shakespeare clone to stop this hostile takeover? Can she vanquish Kaine and prevent the world from plunging into war?' 
Price: 21.00 USD
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Well of Lost Plots, The, FFORDE, Jasper
253 5781 FFORDE, Jasper Well of Lost Plots, The
Hardcover Viking: NY; 2004; First US Edition 375 pages Near Fine in Near Fine dust wrapper 
A lovely copy. Faintly bumped spine tail. Unclipped dust wrapper very lightly rubbed on rear panel. ; In this third book of the series, Thursday Next has to 'lie low in the Well of Lost Plots, inserting herself as a minor character in a third-rate mystery through Jurisfiction's Character Exchange Program. What she discovers is that the Well is a veritable linguistic free-for-all, where syntax-chomping grammasites run rampant, plot devices are hawked on the black market, and lousy books (like the one she has taken up residence in) are scrapped for salvage in the Text Sea.' Highly recommended. 
Price: 17.50 USD
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254 3156 FFORDE, Katie Life Skills
Hardcover St Martin's Press: NY; 1999; First US Edition Very Good in Very Good+ dust wrapper  
343 pages; Spine ends bumped and lightly worn, a tiny tear to spine head. Pages and covers clean and bright. Dust wrapper, not price clipped, lightly edgeworn.; Another humorous romance by this author. When thirtysomething Julia Fairfax is replaced by a man in the position she worked for years to develop, she decides to leave the company. She also breaks off her engagement to Oscar as she realizes she is more attracted to his dog and charming Queen Anne House than to him. She decides to go against her usual stable, reliable self and act rashly, signing on for the summer as cook/general helper for two hotel barges that cruise the English canals.  
Price: 15.00 USD
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255 4732 FFORDE, Katie Paradise Fields
Softcover; Trade PB Century: London; 2003; First Paperback Edition Very Good+  
357 pages; This UK oversized paperback edition, with rather large text, was published at the same time as the hardback. No spine creases, light cover creases and edgewear. A very nice copy. ; "It's not as if Nel hadn't enough on her plate already: organising a farmer's market in the beautiful Paradise Fields and sorting out a house full of animals are quite enough to keep her busy." Sir Gerald has died and his son, with his glamorous American wife, takes over the estate which includes the meadow. It is soon common knowledge that they have other plans for Paradise Fields. "Nel takes up arms, determined to fight for the meadow and the market she loves. She's pretty sure her friends Sacha and Vivian will be on her side. Her sensible boyfriend Simon, a real estate agent, says he wants to help. And then there's Jake, the infuriating yet attractive stranger who kissed her under the mistletoe."  
Price: 17.50 USD
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256 5210 FFORDE, Katie Stately Pursuits
Hardcover St Martin's Press: New York; 1997; First US Edition 280 pages Very Good in Very Good+ dust wrapper 
Spine ends bumped, bottom corners faintly bumped, top corner of front endpaper clipped, a few smudges on page edges; interior pages clean and bright. Unclipped dust wrapper is very lightly edgeworn and rubbed. A nice copy.; Hetty, freshly dumped, with no job, agrees to look after her great uncle's long abandoned country mansion. She decides to fix up the estate and make it pay for itself. Recommended. 
Price: 9.75 USD
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257 134 Ffrench, Yvonne Mrs. Gaskell
Hardcover Home & Van Thal: London; 1949; First British Edition Very Good- in Very Good- dust wrapper  
12mo ; 112 pages; Top edge sunned and soiled. Dust wrapper soiled and edgeworn with chips and small tears.; A biography of the author Elizabeth Gaskell; one of the English Novelists Series.  
Price: 15.00 USD
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258 3979 FIELDING, Helen Bridget Jones's Diary
Hardcover Viking: New York; 1998; Reprint 271 pages Very Good- in Very Good dust wrapper 
Spine ends lightly bumped, book is very slightly cocked, small stain on bottom page edges extends to margin on two pages; no remainder mark. Unclipped dust wrapper very lightly rubbed and edgeworn with a faint faded line on top edge of inside flaps.; Humorous account of a year in the life of a thirty-something Singleton. Basis for the film of the same name. 
Price: 9.00 USD
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259 5627 FINNEY, Patricia Gloriana's Torch
Hardcover St. Martin's Press: NY; 2003; First US Edition Very Good+ in Near Fine dust wrapper  
452 pages; Spine tail bumped, a very nice copy indeed. Unclipped dust wrapper faintly edgeworn.; "It is 1587 and the Spanish are planning to launch their Holy Enterprise of England - to rescue the English from heresy and to kill Elizabeth, their Witch-Queen. This brilliant re-working of the Armada story takes us into the heart of the battle and shows how different England's history could have been had the Spanish landed on its shores. It is a tale of love, courage and ultimately, redemption." ; This adventure story (Ruth Rendell calls Finney the le Carre of the sixteenth century") is rather graphic at times especially when depicting life on board ship as a galley slave. This author recommended by Diana Gabaldon. Published @24.95.  
Price: 8.75 USD
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Unicorn's Blood , FINNEY, Patricia
260 868 FINNEY, Patricia Unicorn's Blood
Hardcover Picador: New York; 1998; First US Edition Very Good+ in Very Good dust wrapper  
372 pages; Spine ends and one corner lightly bumped, faint rubbing to gilt lettering on spine. A very nice copy. Unclipped dust wrapper lightly edgeworn and creased.; This 'literary thriller plunges into the vivid and deadly world of the 16th century: from the torture chambers of the Tower to the elegant artifice of court life; from the bawdy-houses of Southwark to the Queen's own bed. Why are the Jesuits, the Queen's Puritan councillors, and even the Queen herself searching for the mysterious Book of the Unicorn? What ancient scandal threatens Elizabeth Tudor as she fights to avoid executing her cousin, Mary Queen of Scots? And what of the man waking up in the dungeon with no memory of who he is?'; Recommended by Diana Gabaldon.  
Price: 14.00 USD
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Olive Schreiner : a Biography, FIRST, Ruth and Ann Scott
261 1653 FIRST, Ruth and Ann Scott Olive Schreiner : a Biography
Paperback; Trade PB Rutgers University Press: New Brunswick, NJ; c1980, 1990; 383 pages Very Good+ 
No spine or cover creases, light edgewear, a few faint smudges to page edges. A very nice copy. ; This edition has a foreword by Nadine Gordimer. Olive Schreiner was admired by, and influenced, Vera Brittain and Winifred Holtby.; 'This fine work illuminates Schreiner's life and major writings through a portrayal of her "conscious struggles for self-definition" as a novelist, feminist and political activist. Born in 1855 to English missionaries working in Africa, hers was a lonely, self-educated childhood. She worked as a governess during the late 1870s, and when she sailed to England for medical training in 1881, had with her the manuscripts of three novels, including The Story of an African Farm, her best known. She was quickly taken up by London's intellectual circles; Havelock Ellis and Eleanor Marx were among her closest friends. On her return to Africa, Schreiner supported the Boer cause and took what she herself called an "almost painfully intense interest" in empire-builder Cecil Rhodes, although she quickly became disillusioned with both. Abhorring treatment of blacks as an "engine of labour," she became an outspoken advocate for black citizenship; and her Women and Labour published in 1911 reflected a lifetime of thought on "the Woman Question" and became a crucial work for early-20th-century feminists. The authors write insightfully of the split sense of self in a woman who made such an impact yet felt her life a failure. South African political activist Ruth First was assassinated in 1982; Ann Scott is a British book editor.' -Publishers Weekly Book matches sample image. 
Price: 9.75 USD
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262 470 Flaubert, Gustave Madame Bovary
Hardcover Random House: NY; 1957; Good  
360 pages; Decorated paper over boards, quarter cloth binding with gilt letters, corners worn to boards, spine bumped. Some soil, binding is good and tight. No dust wrapper.; A new translation by Francis Steegmuller.  
Price: 10.00 USD
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Do Try to Speak as We Do : The Diary of an American Au Pair, FORD, Marjorie Leet
263 6260 FORD, Marjorie Leet Do Try to Speak as We Do : The Diary of an American Au Pair
Hardcover St Martin's Press: NY; 2001; First US Edition 346 pages Near Fine in Very Good+ dust wrapper 
Spine ends lightly bumped. Unclipped dust wrapper faintly edgeworn. A lovely copy.; The author was once an au pair in England. In this novel an American woman cancels her wedding to a 'safe' man and goes to the UK to work as an au pair for an aristocratic member of Parliament. Does she live to regret her decision?; "Hello" of London feels this book has the charm of a latter-day "Love in a Cold Climate". 
Price: 14.50 USD
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264 839 Forster, E. M. Howards End, A Room With A View, Maurice
Softcover; Trade PB Quality Paperback: New York; Book Club Edition Very Good  
968 pages; Some edgewear to extremities. A nice copy.; All of the novels in this omnibus edition have been made into wonderful movies.  
Price: 7.00 USD
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265 5393 FORSTER, E. M. Howards End, A Room With a View, Maurice
Hardcover; Book Club Edition Quality Paperback: New York; 968 pages Very Good+ in Very Good dust wrapper 
Spine ends and corners lightly bumped. A nice copy. Dust wrapper is a bit edgeworn and rubbed. ; All of the novels in this omnibus edition have been made into wonderful movies. In "A Room with a View", 'a young girl, Lucy Honeychurch, and her chaperon—products of proper Edwardian England—visit a tempestuous, passionate Italy. Their “room with a view” allows them to look into a world far different from their own, a world unconcerned with convention, unfettered by social rituals, and unafraid of emotion. Soon Lucy finds herself bound to an obviously “unsuitable” man, the melancholic George Emerson, whose improper advances she dare not publicize. Back home, her friend and mentor Charlotte Bartlett and her mother, try to manipulate her into marriage with the more “appropriate” but smotheringly dull Cecil Vyse, whose surname suggests the imprisoning effect he would have on Lucy’s spirit.

A colorful gallery of characters, including George’s riotously funny father, Lucy’s sullen brother, the novelist Eleanor Lavish, and the reverend Mr. Beebe, line up on either side, and this novel unfolds as a delightfully satiric comedy of manners and an immensely satisfying love story.'

'Howards End is a beautifully subtle tale of two very different families brought together by an unusual event. The Schlegels are intellectuals, devotees of art and literature. The Wilcoxes are practical and materialistic, leading lives of “telegrams and anger.” When the elder Mrs. Wilcox dies and her family discovers she has left their country home—Howards End—to one of the Schlegel sisters, a crisis between the two families is precipitated that takes years to resolve.'

Maurice is 'set in the elegant Edwardian world of Cambridge undergraduate life, this story by a master novelist intorduces us to Maurice Hall when he is fourteen. We follow him through public school and Cambridge, and on into his father's firm, Hill and Hall, Stock Brokers. In a highly structured society, Maurice is a conventional young man in almost every way, "stepping into the niche that England had prepared fo him": except that he is homosexual.

Written durring 1913 and 1914, immediately after Howards End, and not published until 1971, Maurice was ahead of its time in it theme and in its affirmation that love between men can be happy.' "Happiness," Forster wrote, "is its keynote. . . . In Maurice I tried to create a character who was completely like myself or what I supposed myself to be: someone handsome, healthy, bodily attractive, mentally torpid, not a bad businessman and rather a snob. Into this mixture I dropped an ingredient that puzzles him, wakes him up, torments him, and finally saves him."; Also listed on web site in trade paperback. 
Price: 9.75 USD

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