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Farewell to Fairacre, READ, Miss [Dora Saint]
251 7162 READ, Miss [Dora Saint] Farewell to Fairacre
Hardcover; Ex-Library Michael Joseph: London; 1993; First British Edition 213 pages Illustrated by J. S. Goodall; B&W Illustrations: Very Good- in Very Good+ dust wrapper 
Ex-library book with usual stamps and markings, a black library binding with library tape reinforcing front and rear inside hinges. Spine has faint vertical line and bumped edges. Page edges lightly soiled; interior pages clean and bright. Unclipped dust wrapper lightly edgeworn; no library markings. Canadian price top corner, UK £ price bottom corner of front flap (seen before in this edition). ; Our final visit to Fairacre as Miss Read decides she must retire.; "Miss Read is one of my favourite writers of comfort reading."-This author recommended by 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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Friends at Thrush Green, READ, Miss [Dora Saint]
252 7239 READ, Miss [Dora Saint] Friends at Thrush Green
Softcover; Mass Market PB Penguin: Hammondsworth, England; c1990,1991; 244 pages Illustrated by J. S. Goodall; B&W Illustrations: Very Good 
Retired schoolteachers Dorothy Watson and Agnes Fogerty return to Thrush Green to visit their many friends.; Spine creases, light edgewear, and cover creases, pages pale tan, edges a bit darker (seen before in this edition); interior pages clean, none loose. A nice copy.; " Miss Read is one of my favourite writers of comfort reading. Her books about life in Fairacre & Thrush Green are familiar, full of humour & interest but never sentimental or twee." - Lyn B., author of the 'I Prefer Reading' blog and member of the DES email discussion group. Image is actual copy on offer. 
Price: 8.75 USD
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Gossip from Thrush Green, READ, Miss [Dora Saint]
253 7238 READ, Miss [Dora Saint] Gossip from Thrush Green
Hardcover; Ex-Library Houghton Mifflin: Boston; 1982; Book Club Edition 246 pages Illustrated by J. S. Goodall; B&W Illustrations: Very Good in Very Good dust wrapper 
"A sleepy golden summer contains a flurry of activity in the village in this sequel to 'Return to Thrush Green'. Rumors spread that Mr. Venables is considering retirement just as the village's teacher is about to make an important decision. Molly Curdle prepares for a new baby. Vicar Henstock works on his sermon, quite unaware of the disaster that will overtake him."; First edition stated but dust wrapper indicates this is a book club edition. An ex-library copy with the expected stamps, markings, and pocket. Spine ends and corners bumped; book downgraded from VG+ due to library markings. Dust wrapper edgeworn with a lightly soiled white rear panel, a single short closed tear, and a library label taped to sunned spine. ; " Miss Read is one of my favourite writers of comfort reading. Her books about life in Fairacre & Thrush Green are familiar, full of humour & interest but never sentimental or twee." - Lyn B., author of the 'I Prefer Reading' blog and member of the DES email discussion group. Image is actual copy on offer. 
Price: 14.50 USD
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Miss Clare Remembers, READ, Miss [Dora Saint]
254 6888 READ, Miss [Dora Saint] Miss Clare Remembers
Softcover; Mass Market PB Penguin: Harmondsworth, England; c1962,1976; Reprint 208 pages Illustrated by J. S. Goodall; B&W Illustrations: Very Good- 
Covers creased and edgeworn, pages pale brown, edges a bit darker; interior pages clean, none loose. ; The story of the 70 year friendship between Miss (Dolly) Clare, born in Caxley and Emily Davis of Beech Green.; Cover matches rather blurry sample image. 
Price: 7.50 USD
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Return to Thrush Green, READ, Miss [Dora Saint]
255 7323 READ, Miss [Dora Saint] Return to Thrush Green
Softcover; Mass Market PB Penguin: England; c1978, 1984; 208 pages Illustrated by J. S. Goodall; B&W Illustrations: Good+ 
Spine and covers creased and lightly soiled, covers edgeworn and rubbed, small circular label on back cover. Pages yellowed, edges have a few soil marks; interior pages clean, none loose.; Another spring visit to the Cotswold village of Thrush Green and its many memorable inhabitants.' Following the events of 'Thrush Green', it's spring again in the village, and with the change of season comes change in the lives of many villagers. The Young family's tranquility is disrupted by the sudden arrival of Joan's father, while Molly and Ben Curdle consider parking their gypsy caravan in order to settle down. Even the re-appearance of the disagreeable Sexton Piggot cannot dim the high spirits of the season.'; "Miss Read is one of my favourite writers of comfort reading. Her books about life in Fairacre & Thrush Green are familiar, full of humour & interest but never sentimental or twee." - Lyn B., author of the 'I Prefer Reading' blog and member of the DES email discussion group. Image is actual copy on offer. 
Price: 8.50 USD
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Storm in the Village, READ, Miss [Dora Saint]
256 6635 READ, Miss [Dora Saint] Storm in the Village
Softcover; Trade PB Orion Books: London; c1958,2006; Reprint 209 pages Very Good+ 
Faint spine and cover creases, previous bookstore stamp on inside front cover, very light edgewear. A very nice copy.; The third book in the Fairacre series. The storm in village is the rumour that a large housing estate is to be built on Mr. Millar's Hundred Acre Field, just on the edge of Fairacre.; Recommended by Linda S.. This title reviewed and recommended by Lyn B., author of the 'I Prefer Reading' blog and member of the DES email discussion group.This edition out of print. 
Price: 11.75 USD
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Summer at Fairacre, READ, Miss [Dora Saint]
257 7102 READ, Miss [Dora Saint] Summer at Fairacre
Hardcover Houghton Mifflin Company: Boston; 1985; First US Edition 242 pages Illustrated by J. S. Goodall; B&W Illustrations: Very Good in Good+ dust wrapper 
A copy of the true first US edition with decorated endpapers and green quarter cloth spine, not the more readily available book club edition. Spine tail bumped with a tiny tear, pale yellow page edges have a few faint soil marks. Unclipped dust wrapper edgeworn, spine and lightly soiled white rear panel sunned, a few chips and tears, two skinned areas on spine. ; "One of my favorite "Reads," I have loaned my own two copies time and again to friends that don't know about this soothing, straightforward English writer. In this volume, our school teacher Miss Read takes us back to Fairacre, a lovely downland village, from spring to the end of summer. Miss Read finds practical ways to help young Joseph Coggs and is a marvelously understated friend to Amy. How she deals with Henry Mawne (after all, he is married even if his wife is on an extended visit to Ireland and village tongues will wag when the lonely man stops by) and the bounties of the summer garden (how many baskets of gooseberries can one lone woman top and tail?)...are just two of the gentle complications waiting to be enjoyed. Don't be deceived by the simplicity of language and plot. Miss Read novels were written to last."-Holly H. recommends. This title also reviewed and recommended by Lyn B., author of the 'I Prefer Reading' blog and member of the DES email discussion group. Image is actual copy on offer. 
Price: 14.75 USD
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Thrush Green, READ, Miss [Dora Saint]
258 7249 READ, Miss [Dora Saint] Thrush Green
Softcover; Ex-Library Academy Chicago Publishers: Chicago, IL; c1959, 1987; 226 pages Illustrated by J. S. Goodall; B&W Illustrations: Very Good- 
Ex-library trade paperback with the expected stamps, markings, and pocket. Lightly sunned spine, some edgewear and creases; interior pages clean. We have found this edition should be handled with care as the bindings are sometimes rather fragile.; Our first visit to Thrush Green, a small hamlet in the Cotswolds. 'A cast of characters is introduced as the village prepares for one pivotal day—May Day. Before the holiday is over, life, love, and perhaps eternity will touch the immemorial peace of the village.'; "Miss Read is one of my favourite writers of comfort reading. Her books about life in Fairacre & Thrush Green are familiar, full of humour & interest but never sentimental or twee." - Lyn B., author of the 'I Prefer Reading' blog and member of the DES email discussion group. Image is actual copy on offer. 
Price: 8.50 USD
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Tyler's Row, READ, Miss [Dora Saint]
259 6910 READ, Miss [Dora Saint] Tyler's Row
Softcover; Mass Market PB Penguin: Hammondsworth, England; c1972,1982; Reprint 186 pages Illustrated by J. S. Goodall; B&W Illustrations: Very Good- 
Light spine and cover creases, spine tail reinforced with archival tape, covers edgeworn, white rear panel lightly yellowed. Page edges yellowed (seen before in this edition); pages clean, none loose. ; Tyler's Row is four cottages in the village of Fairacre that date back to 1763.; Image is actual book offered. 
Price: 9.95 USD
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Village Affairs, READ, Miss [Dora Saint]
260 7170 READ, Miss [Dora Saint] Village Affairs
Softcover; Mass Market PB Orion Books: London; c1977, 2008; 200 pages Illustrated by J. S. Goodall; B&W Illustrations: Very Good+ 
A new unread copy, fore-edge yellowed.; Another enjoyable visit to Fairacre.; 'The English village of Fairacre may appear idyllically peaceful to passersby, but when a rumor emerges—that the Fairacre School is to be closed and the children bused to nearby Beech Green—the village is up in arms at once. The schoolmistress, Miss Read, suffers agonizing indecision at the prospect, and her situtation is made worse when her infants' room teacher decides to leave and the short-tempered Mrs. Pringle becomes more contrary than ever. In this book, as in all of her wry chronicles set in the neighboring Cotswold villages of Fairacre and Thrush Green, Miss Read takes readers to a bygone world of charming eccentrics and stalwart characters. When troubles arise they are handled with a combination of manners, a bit of the stiff upper lip, and the occasional good-natured compromise.'

'Village Affairs' is among my favorite three Miss Reads. Highly recommended for a cozy escape." - Holly H. of the ATS and AT and DES email discussion groups; "Miss Read is the very best in light reading." "Miss Read is one of my favourite writers of comfort reading."-Lyn B., author of the 'I Prefer Reading' blog and member of the DES email discussion group. Image is one of actual copies on offer. 
Price: 9.50 USD

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Village Affairs, READ, Miss [Dora Saint]
261 6943 READ, Miss [Dora Saint] Village Affairs
Hardcover; Book Club Edition Houghton Mifflin: Boston; 1978; 239 pages Illustrated by J. S. Goodall: Very Good in Very Good dust wrapper 
A nice copy. First edition stated but lack of illustrated endpapers and statement on dust wrapper indicate this is not a true first. Spine ends and top corners lightly bumped; no binding problems. Pastedowns, free endpapers, and page edges yellowed; interior pages clean. Dust wrapper very lightly edgeworn, white rear panel soiled, a few closed tears. ; Another enjoyable visit to Fairacre.; Recommended by Holly H. of the ATS and AT and DES email discussion groups; "Miss Read is the very best in light reading. 'Village Affairs' is among my favorite three Miss Reads. Highly recommended for a cozy escape." Image is actual copy offered. 
Price: 12.25 USD
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262 6459 READ, Miss [Dora Saint] Village Centenary
Hardcover Houghton Mifflin: Boston; 1981; Book Club Edition 236 pages Illustrated by J. S. Goodall; B&W Illustrations: Near Fine in Very Good+ dust wrapper 
Spine ends faintly bumped, a few smudges on top page edges; interior pages clean and bright, no binding problems. Dust wrapper has lightly yellowed white back and flap edges and light edgewear. Remnant of old price tag on front flap. First American edition stated but dust wrapper flap says book club edition. A very nice copy.; The village school at Fairacre is one hundred years old and there is the Caxley Spring Festival to enjoy. 
Price: 13.00 USD
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Village School, READ, Miss [Dora Saint]
263 7175 READ, Miss [Dora Saint] Village School
Softcover; Trade PB Houghton and Mifflin: Boston; c1955, 2001; Reprint 238 pages Illustrated by J. S. Goodall; B&W Illustrations: Very Good+ 
No spine or cover creases, light edgewear, page edges yellowed (seen before in this edition); pages clean, none loose. A nice copy.; The first title in the Fairacre series and the author's first book.Our introduction to the schoolmistress Miss Read and her loveable students in the English village of Fairacre.; Recommended by Linda S. "Miss Read is one of my favourite writers of comfort reading."-Lyn B., author of the 'I Prefer Reading' blog and member of the DES email discussion group. Image is actual copy on offer. 
Price: 10.75 USD
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Year at Thrush Green, The, READ, Miss [Dora Saint]
264 7234 READ, Miss [Dora Saint] Year at Thrush Green, The
Hardcover Houghton Mifflin: Boston; 1996; First US Edition 266 pages Illustrated by J. S. Goodall; B&W Illustrations: Very Good+ in Very Good+ dust wrapper 
We enjoy the four seasons of an entire year in the Cotswold village of Thrush Green.; Spine ends and top corners very lightly bumped; a lovely clean and bright copy. Unclipped dust wrapper has very light edgewear. ; " Miss Read is one of my favourite writers of comfort reading. Her books about life in Fairacre & Thrush Green are familiar, full of humour & interest but never sentimental or twee." - Lyn B., author of the 'I Prefer Reading' blog and member of the DES email discussion group. This title also recommended by Linda S. Image is actual copy on offer. 
Price: 19.00 USD
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Nice Girl's Guide to Good Behaviour, REDLICH, Monica
265 6797 REDLICH, Monica Nice Girl's Guide to Good Behaviour
Hardcover Palazzo Editions: Bath, UK; c1935, 2008; Second Printing 160 pages Illustrated by Anna Zinkeisen; B&W Illustrations: Very Good+ in Very Good+ dust wrapper 
A new book received with light colour loss to tiny areas on board edges and very faint edgewear to dust wrapper.; Illustrated with wonderful period black & wwhite photographs and delightful drawings by Anna K. Zinkeisen. Originally published in England in 1935, this 'gently satirical handbook to being the right sort of girl effortlessly guides readers through the troublesome twists and turns of the social whirl. Monica Redlich dispenses advice for every possible encounter; from how to combine kindness with absolute honesty when reassuring friends (They always say a big nose is a sign of character) and what to say when caught in an awkward situation (I am just trying to get some dust out of poor Freddie's eye) to the perfect reply on receiving congratulations upon your engagement (Thank you, Angela darling. I only wish we could manage to find someone for you). Nice girls once reigned supreme, and with this essential companion they could again. No modern girl should be without it.'; Recommended. Book matches sample illustration. Published @ $19.95. 
Price: 9.95 USD
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266 1091 Rendell, Ruth Simisola
Hardcover Crown: New York; 1995; 327 pages Very Good+ in Very Good+ dust wrapper 
Spot on top of text block edge (Coffee? ) ; dust wrapper has light edgewear and scoring. Book has 1st American edition stated but no price on dust wrapper, indicating a probable book club edition. ; A Chief Inspector Wexford mystery.; 'Ruth Rendell has always been a favourite of mine.'- Lyn B. author of the 'I Prefer Reading' blog and member of the DES email discussion group. 
Price: 10.00 USD
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267 614 Rose, Phyllis Parallel Lives : Five Victorian Marriages
Softcover; Trade PB Knopf: New York; 1983; Reprint Very Good  
318 pages; Creases on spine and front cover, previous owner's embossed stamp on half title page; The five marriages discussed are of Catherine Hogarth and Charles Dickens, John Ruskin and Effie Gray, Jane Welsh and Thomas Carlyle, Harriet Taylor and John Stuart Mill, and George Eliot and George Henry Lewes.  
Price: 6.00 USD
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Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets, ROWLING, J. K.
268 5382 ROWLING, J. K. Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets
Hardcover Bloomsbury: London; 1998; First Australian Edition; First Printing 251 pages Near Fine in Near Fine dust wrapper 
A lovely copy. Spine tail bumped, dust wrapper faintly edgeworn. First edition, first printing of the Australian edition printed and bound by Australian Print Group, Maryborough, Vic. "First published in Great Britain in 1997" error on publication page, complete number line on publication page, and no price on dust wrapper, indicate this is the first Australian printing. The cover art and format of this edition is very similar to the British first edition.; Harry Potter's second delightful and exciting year at Hogwarts School of Witchcraft and Wizardry.; Images are of actual copy on offer. 
Price: 325.00 USD
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269 5829 SACKVILLE-WEST, Vita All Passion Spent
Softcover; Trade PB Carroll & Graf: NY; c1931,1992; 297 pages Very Good  
Light spine and cover creases, edgewear, a few smudges on page edges, previous owner definition of a word in the novel written on the title page; rest of pages clean, none loose.; 'In 1860, as an unmarried girl of 17, Lady Slane nurtures a secret burning ambition--to become an artist. She becomes, instead, the wife of a great statesman and the mother of six children. Seventy years later, how a widow, she retires to a tiny house in Hampstead and recollects the dreams of youth, and enjoys the mellow present in the company of those she has chosen.' Basis for the television film of the same name.  
Price: 9.75 USD
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270 3802 SACKVILLE-WEST, Vita Edwardians, The
Softcover; Mass Market PB Avon Books: NY; c1930,1975; Very Good-  
222 pages; Spine curved and creased, pages lightly age browned, covers lightly creased, rubbed and edgeworn.; An interesting and revealing novel of a certain set in Edwardian England. If you are familiar with the time period and the history of the author you may recognize certain characters. The author's note is "No character in this book is wholly fictitious. " Recommended.  
Price: 8.75 USD
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271 2486 SACKVILLE-WEST, Vita Family History
Softcover; Trade PB Penguin (Virago): New York; c1932,1987; Reprint Very Good  
315 pages; Some spine and cover creasing; text block edges slightly yellowed as it common with Virago editions. ; Evelyn Jarrold stayed close to her husband's family after he is killed during World War I. Then she meets Miles Vane-Merrick an up and coming Labour politician fifteen years her junior. Their love affair is one of different temperament s and eras.'  
Price: 9.50 USD
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272 1179 Sallis, Susan By Sun And Candlelight
Hardcover Crown: New York; 1989; First US Edition Very Good+ in Very Good dust wrapper  
8vo ; 376 pages; Spine head and tail lightly bumped, faint soil to text block edge. Dust wrapper, not price cut, has small closed puncture near spine, is rubbed, has slight edgewear and has a 2" laminate wrinkle on the front (publishing flaw) . ; The story of four women set in 1980's England. Friends since childhood, their lives are interwoven as they interact and rely on each other.  
Price: 10.00 USD
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273 4576 SAYERS, Dorothy Lord Peter Views the Body
Softcover; Mass Market PB Avon: NY; c1928, 1969; Very Good+  
253 pages; Light edgewear, no spine or cover creases, pages pale brown. A nice copy. ; Twelve short stories featuring Lord Peter Wimsey dealing with twelve bizarre and tantalizing deaths.  
Price: 5.75 USD
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274 4881 SAYERS, Dorothy Murder Must Advertise
Softcover; Mass Market PB HarperCollins: NY; c1933,1995; Very Good  
356 pages; Covers very lightly edgeworn and rubbed with a touch of light soil, faint spine creases, page edges very lightly yellowed; pages clean, none loose. A nice copy. ; Lord Peter joins a London advertising agency to solve a murder. Sayers drew on her own advertising experience when she wrote this delightful novel. The Lord Peter Wimsey books were the basis for the Masterpiece Theater television series.  
Price: 5.00 USD
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275 5261 SAYERS, Dorothy Unpleasantness at the Bellona Club, The
Softcover; Mass Market PB Avon: NY; c1928, 1970s; Very Good+  
Very light edgewear, page edges pale yellow. A nice copy.; It is Armistice Day and retired General Fentiman is found dead, in his regular chair, in London's Bellona Club. Sitting unnoticed for some time, nobody seems to know exactly when he died and a half million pound fortune hangs in the balance. The General was ninety years old so it must have been a natural death, all Lord Peter is asked to do is help determine the time of death...  
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