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WWII

This catalogue features both novels and nonfiction works set during, or concerned with, the second world war. All books are subject to prior sale.

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Path Through the Trees, The, MILNE, Christopher
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House in the Country, A, PLAYFAIR, Jocelyn
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26 3155 MATAS, Carol After the War
Hardcover Scholastic Canada: Toronto; 1996; First Canadian Edition Very Good+ in Very Good+ dust wrapper  
116 pages; Spine foot lightly bumped. Covers and pages clean and bright. Dust wrapper, price cut, is faintly edgeworn and lightly rubbed. A very nice copy. ; At the end of World War II, fifteen-year-ol d Ruth Mendenberg is released from Buchenwald. Upon returning to her village she learns that all of her family has died in the Holocaust and she has nowhere to go. After being contacted by members of the underground she decides to attempt the dangerous and illegal journey to Palestine. Based on actual events.  
Price: 9.00 USD
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Atonement, McEWAN, Ian
27 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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28 412 McIntosh, Elizabeth Sisterhood Of Spies; The Women Of The O S S
Hardcover Naval Institute Press: Annapolis, MD; 1998; 282pp pages Near Fine in Near Fine dust wrapper 
Did you know that Julia Child (McWilliams) was a secret agent in WWII? "From Lisbon to Switzerland, from secret Washington DC offices to operations in China, " this book tells "the real-life story of extraordinary women in extraordinary times-secret agents who helped the Allies win World War II. " The author was also a member of the OSS (Office of Strategic Services) .' 
Price: 27.00 USD
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Path Through the Trees, The, MILNE, Christopher
29 6875 MILNE, Christopher Path Through the Trees, The
Hardcover E. P. Dutton: NY; 1979; First US Edition 268 pages Very Good- in Very Good dust wrapper 
About a dozen pages have passages underlined in red ink, previous owner wrote page numbers and comments on rear pastedown also in red ink. Boards faintly soiled, page edges yellowed and faintly soiled, several page corners creased. Unclipped dust wrapper, sunned spine, lightly edgeworn, white portions lightly soiled.; This second memoir by the man who was the basis for 'Christopher Robin' begins at the onset of World War II. It tells of the year he spent in Italy after the war was over and of his life and family in Devon where he was a bookseller.; Recommended by Jerri C. of the ATS and AT and DES email discussion groups. Dust wrapper matches sample image. 
Price: 14.75 USD
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Pilots, Man Your Planes! : The History of Naval Aviation, MORRISON, Wilbur H.
30 6365 MORRISON, Wilbur H. Pilots, Man Your Planes! : The History of Naval Aviation
Hardcover Hellgate Press: Central Point, OR; 1999; First Edition 462 pages B&W Photographs: Very Good+ in Very Good+ dust wrapper 
Spine ends faintly bumped, page edges faintly smudged. Dust wrapper faintly edgeworn. A very nice copy indeed. ; 'The history of naval aviation from Kittyhawk to the Gulf War with a mainly American focus. The author describes the contest between land and air-based military arms and how they both developed, along with details about naval air battles in World War II and the lack of preparedness of planes and pilots entering the war.'; This oversized book will not fit safely in an Int'l. Priority Mail envelope. Published at $33.95. 
Price: 13.75 USD
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31 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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Glasgow : A City at War , OSBORNE, Brian D. and Ronald Armstrong
32 5654 OSBORNE, Brian D. and Ronald Armstrong Glasgow : A City at War
Hardcover Birlinn: Edinburgh; 2003; First British Edition 208 pages B&W Illustrations: New in As New dust wrapper  
A lovely new book, dust wrapper has faint edgewear.; Profusely illustrated with b&w photographs. An 'exploration of the impact of the First and Second World Wars on the city of Glasgow, its people and its industries. Topics include the role of Volunteer Defence Forces and the Home Guard, changing patterns of employment--especially for women--and the fear and devastation caused by air raids.'; Published @ £20.00  
Price: 24.50 USD
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Women, Gender and Fascism in Europe 1919-45 , PASSMORE, Kevin (ed.)
33 5570 PASSMORE, Kevin (ed.) Women, Gender and Fascism in Europe 1919-45
Softcover; Trade PB Rutgers University Press: New Brunswick, NJ; 2003; Very Good+  
275 pages; A new book with faint edgewear.; "What attracts women to far-right movements that appear to denigrate their rights?" Fourteen essays cover such countries as Serbia, Romania, Italy, Germany, France, Spain, and Britain to shed light on women's roles in the collapse of democracy in Europe, and the relationship between the women's movement and the rise of the extreme right.  
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House in the Country, A, PLAYFAIR, Jocelyn
34 6850 PLAYFAIR, Jocelyn House in the Country, A
Softcover; Trade PB Persephone Books: London; c1944, 2005; 261 pages Near Fine in Very Good+ dust wrapper 
Tiny smudge on bottom page edges, unclipped dust wrapper has faint edgewear. Persephone editions have uniform grey covers and dust wrappers with lovely decorated endpapers (see image) unique to each title. A lovely copy.; Originally published in 1944, this is an engrossing and thoughtful tale of World War II at the time of the fall of Tobruk in 1942, one of the low points of the war. "A novel like Jocelyn Playfair’s is an exact, unaffected evocation of things as they were at the time. It is ‘the conflict between the contentment of the garden, cooking and home, and the cataclysmic events outside that forms the leitmotif,’ writes Ruth Gorb in the preface."

Cressida is the caretaker for a house, and its temporary inhabitants, in the English countryside. "Through conversations with the lodgers who are finding temporary refuge in the house Cressida re-evaluates everything with intelligence and insight; she realises that ‘things would never be the same again.’ The relative tranquillity of her surroundings is deftly contrasted with what is happening to Charles Valery, the owner of the house, who has been torpedoed and, floating in a boat hoping for rescue, thinks about his past life." Recommended.; Recommended by Jane T. and Lyn B. author of the 'I Prefer Reading' blog and member of the DoveGrey and DES email discussion groups. 
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ACE! A Marine Night-Fighter Pilot In World War II, PORTER, R. Bruce, Col. with Eric Hammel
35 6429 PORTER, R. Bruce, Col. with Eric Hammel ACE! A Marine Night-Fighter Pilot In World War II
Softcover; Trade PB Pacifica Press: Pacifica, CA; 1985; 278 pages Very Good+ Signed by Author
Signed by Author; Signed and inscribed by author on half title page. No spine creases, very light edgewear; book and pages clean and bright. A very nice copy.; Introduction by 'Pappy' Boyington. Author's 'life as a Marine combat fighter pilot, from his earliest days as a naval aviation cadet before World War II, to his adventures guarding America's defense line in the South Pacific, to his aerial combat over the Solomons.' He also tells of his 'exacting night-fighter combat training and his rare double-kill night mission over Okinawa.'  
Price: 21.75 USD
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The Guernsey Literary and Potato Peel Pie Society, SHAFFER, Mary Ann And Annie Barrows
36 7040 SHAFFER, Mary Ann And Annie Barrows The Guernsey Literary and Potato Peel Pie Society
Hardcover The Dial Press: NY; 2008; Second Printing 278 pages Near Fine in Near Fine dust wrapper 
Spine ends and two corners lightly bumped. Unclipped dust wrapper very lightly edgeworn. A very nice copy indeed.; “ I wonder how the book got to Guernsey? Perhaps there is some sort of secret homing instinct in books that brings them to their perfect readers.” January 1946: London is emerging from the shadow of the Second World War, and writer Juliet Ashton is looking for her next book subject. Who could imagine that she would find it in a letter from a man she’s never met, a native of the island of Guernsey, who has come across her name written inside a book by Charles Lamb….

As Juliet and her new correspondent exchange letters, Juliet is drawn into the world of this man and his friends—and what a wonderfully eccentric world it is. The Guernsey Literary and Potato Peel Pie Society—born as a spur-of-the-moment alibi when its members were discovered breaking curfew by the Germans occupying their island—boasts a charming, funny, deeply human cast of characters, from pig farmers to phrenologists, literature lovers all.

Juliet begins a remarkable correspondence with the society’s members, learning about their island, their taste in books, and the impact the recent German occupation has had on their lives. Captivated by their stories, she sets sail for Guernsey, and what she finds will change her forever.

Written with warmth and humor as a series of letters, this novel is a celebration of the written word in all its guises, and of finding connection in the most surprising ways." Highly recommended.
; Recommended by Linda S, Sharon D., and several members of the DES and AT email discussion groups, including Kristi J., Julie B., Louise D., Laura N. 'My local Book Club loved it so much we talk about a possible trip to Guernsey. Isn't that one of the things a good book will do for us, make us want to see and experience the locale for ourselves'? and Susan D. '...such a wonderful read I can't say enough good things about it. It is full of humour and humanity and decency and love and war and mystery and betrayal and marvellous characters. Oh, and books. It's a quintessential perfect read for any Dessie.' Image is actual copy on offer. 
Price: 12.00 USD
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37 966 SHREVE, Anita Resistance
Hardcover Little, Brown & Company: Boston; 1995; First US Edition Very Good+ in Very Good+ dust wrapper  
222 pages; No remainder mark. Dust wrapper, not price clipped, is rubbed.; 'Just as the Nazi occupation forces have drained Claire's village in Belgium of coffee, meat, and chocolate, the war has also depleted whatever joy there may have been in her marriage. ' While her husband Henri is away on Resistance work, Claire (a nurse and interpreter also active in the Maquis) takes in a badly wounded American pilot who recovers in their farmhouse attic. A story of 'passion, self-discovery, and sacrifice. ' An engrossing story and basis for 2003 movie starring Bill Paxton and Julia Ormond.  
Price: 10.50 USD
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Town Like Alice, A [The Legacy], SHUTE, Nevil [Norway]
38 6495 SHUTE, Nevil [Norway] Town Like Alice, A [The Legacy]
Softcover; Mass Market PB Ballentine Books: NY; c1950,1981; 277 pages Very Good- 
Light spine and cover creases, covers edgeworn, tiny hole on back cover, pages age browned but clean; none loose.; Basis for the 1981 television mini-series.; The story of Jean Paget, a young Englishwoman, 'who miraculously survived a Japanese "death march" in World War II, and of an Australian soldier, also a prisoner of war, who offered to help her...' An interesting article by the author about this book available at http://www.nevilshute.org/at lanotes.php 
Price: 6.75 USD
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39 273 Signoret, Simone Adieu, Volodya
Hardcover Random House: NY; 1986; First US Edition 418 pages Very Good in Very Good dust wrapper 
Top board edges faded;dust wrapper, price cut, is rubbed and scored.; Novel of two generations of Jewish emigre families living in Paris between the two World Wars. Written by the famous French movie actress.  
Price: 11.00 USD
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Women Who Wrote the War, The, SOREL, Nancy Caldwell
40 6709 SOREL, Nancy Caldwell Women Who Wrote the War, The
Hardcover Arcade Publishing: NY; 1999; First US Edition 458 pages B&W Photographs: Very Good in Very Good+ dust wrapper 
Bumped spine ends, just revealing board at top edge, a few pages creased, some faint smudges to page edges. Unclipped dustwrapper has light edgewear.; 'This book eloquently demonstrates the role female war correspondents played in bringing the war to the people at home in the US. As women, they brought a different outlook to the battlefields of WWII, and reported what they witnessed with a new sensibility. Their experience was devastating at one moment, heartwarming the next, as they struggled for equality in a profession dominated by men.' Recommended by Dan Rather.; Front cover matches sample image. 
Price: 14.75 USD
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English Air, The, STEVENSON, D.E. [Dorothy Emily]
41 7117 STEVENSON, D.E. [Dorothy Emily] English Air, The
Softcover; Trade PB Greyladies: Edinburgh; c1940, 2014; First Edition Thus 355 pages New 
A new book. All copies received from printer with very light edgewear and faint horizontal ripples on spines. ; This novel was written in 1940, near the beginning of World War II. It is set in England before, and just after, the start of World War II. In 1938 Franz von Heiden, son of a Nazi official and an Englishwoman who died when he was a child, comes to England to visit his English cousins. Life in England is not what he expected, and he reports this to his father back in Germany. Completed on 29 February, 1940, before the US had entered the war, DES hoped this book would explain the British attitude to the war to her American readers.This edition now out of print.; Many of the incidents in this story are true. This title reviewed and recommended by Lyn B., author of the 'I Prefer Reading' blog and member of the DES email discussion group. She chose it as one of her top ten books for 2014. Image is one of actual copies on offer. 
Price: 21.95 USD
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At Mrs. Lippincote's, TAYLOR, Elizabeth
42 7103 TAYLOR, Elizabeth At Mrs. Lippincote's
Softcover; Trade PB Virago Modern Classics: London; (1945) 2000; Reprint 215 pages Very Good+ 
No spine or cover creases, faint edgewear and rubbing. Page edges pale yellow as is often seen in Virago editions. A lovely copy.; The author's first novel, originally published in 1945. 'Mrs. Lippincote's house, with its heavy furniture and yellowing photographs, stands for all the certainties that have vanished with the advent of war. And, temporarily, it is home for Julia. Regarded as a most unsatisfactory officer's wife, Julia has joined her husband Roddy at the behest of the RAF, along with her young son and Roddy's cousin Eleanor.'; 'I discovered Elizabeth Taylor in the1980's...what a lovely, accomplished writer.'- Holly H. of the ATS and AT and DES email discussion groups. 'At Mrs Lippincote’s is an especial favourite...'[by this author]- Lyn B. author of the 'I Prefer Reading' blog and member of the DES email discussion group. Image is actual copy on offer. 
Price: 12.50 USD
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Marling Hall, THIRKELL, Angela
43 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
44 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
45 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. 
Price: 12.50 USD
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Northbridge Rectory, THIRKELL, Angela
46 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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47 4152 WAUGH, Evelyn Put Out More Flags
Hardcover; Book Club Edition Little, Brown & Company: Boston; c1942,1977; Very Good in Very Good dust wrapper  
286 pages; Spine ends bumped and just beginning to fray at spine head, black cloth binding and pages clean, a bit of residue on front endpaper from old price sticker. Pages pale yellow, one page creased. Dust wrapper is lightly edgeworn and has a sunned spine.; The author's satirical eye turns to "smart" England, the Bohemian crowd, and Colonel Blimp as World War II begins.  
Price: 9.75 USD
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48 5615 WESTALL, Robert Kingdom by the Sea, The
Softcover; Mass Market PB Mammoth: London; c1990,1999; Very Good  
176 pages; A nice copy. Light cover creases and edgewear, no spine creases, pages clean and bright.; A young boy loses his home and his family during the Blitz. He can't bear to be given to Cousin Elsie, who'd make such a fuss- so he goes away, where nobody knows him. He is alone on his journey except for a dog he meets on the beach. Winner of the "Guardian Children's Fiction Award. Recommended.  
Price: 8.50 USD
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