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261 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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262 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
263 868 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
264 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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265 470 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
266 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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267 839 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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268 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. 
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269 3009 FORTY, George and Anne Women War Heroines
Hardcover Arms and Armour Press: London; 1997; Near Fine in Near Fine dust wrapper  
B&W Photographs; 190 pages; Spine ends faintly bumped, dust wrapper faintly edgeworn; looks unread. A lovely copy. ; 'Spies, soldiers, and strategists: from time immemorial, women have played these wartime roles and more—protecting the home, fighting as visionaries and patriots, following the camps, and going to sea. You'll see how Boudicca, the Celtic warrior queen, led a revolt against the cruel Roman army in 48 A.D.; and how Joan of Arc, with religious fervor, battled bravely against British forces. You'll also learn of 48 other fearless heroines. Includes illustrations from archives throughout the world. '  
Price: 13.50 USD
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In a Gilded Cage : From Heiress to Duchess, FOWLER, Marian
270 6667 FOWLER, Marian In a Gilded Cage : From Heiress to Duchess
Hardcover Random House: Toronto; 1993; First Edition 319 pages B&W Photographs: Very Good+ in Very Good+ dust wrapper 
Spine ends lightly bumped, faint sunning to bottom edge, faint foxing top page edges. Unclipped dust wrapper has faint edgewear and very light scoring on back panel. A nice copy. ; Between 1870 and 1914 one hundred American women married British nobility, only six married Dukes. This is the engaging story of five of those women, Consuelo Yznaga, Lily Hammersley, Consuelo Vanderbilt, Helena Zimmerman and May Goelet.; Cover matches sample image. 
Price: 18.00 USD
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271 3066 FOWLES, John and Frank Horvat The Tree
Hardcover Little, Brown & Company: Boston; 1979; First US Edition Illustrated by Frank Horvat: Very Good+ in Very Good+ dust wrapper  
Color Photographs; Book is unpaginated; there are over 100 pages. Dust wrapper, not price clipped, is rubbed, spine and front panel edges are sunned. A very nice copy.; Glorious photographic essay on trees from around the world by French photographer Horvat. The text by Fowles includes recollections of his childhood and the impact of nature on his life and work.  
Price: 38.50 USD
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272 291 Francis, Dick Longshot
Hardcover Putnam: NY; 1990; First US Edition 320 pages Very Good in Very Good dust wrapper 
Text block edges have splash marks; DJ rubbed; This author recommended by Lisa S. and Mar of the DES email discussion list. 
Price: 9.00 USD
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273 1313 Francis, Dick Wild Horses
Hardcover G. P. Putnam's Sons: New York; 1994; First US Edition 319 pages Very Good+ in Very Good+ dust wrapper 
Spine head and tail bumped, faint red mark on black endpaper. Dust wrapper, not price cut, has faint edgewear and rubbing. ; This author recommended by Lisa S. and Mar of the DES email discussion list. 
Price: 9.95 USD
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274 1773 Frantz, Douglas and David McKean Friends in High Places : the Rise and Fall of Clark Clifford
Hardcover Little, Brown and Co.: Boston, MA; 1995; First US Edition 450 pages B&W Photographs: Very Good+ in Very Good+ dust wrapper 
Bottom of front board faintly soiled. Dust wrapper, not price cut, slightly rubbed. ; This book is from a collection that once belonged to Barbara Walters and her family. There is a signed letter from the President of Little, Brown to Merv Adelson, Barabara Walter's husband laid in. 
Price: 9.50 USD
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275 1156 Fraser, Anthea Presence Of Mind
Hardcover Severn House Publishers: New York; (1978)1994; Reprint Very Good+ in Very Good+ dust wrapper  
204 pages; Spine head bumped with a corresponding wrinkle to the unclipped dust wrapper. A very nice copy.  
Price: 14.75 USD
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276 1900 Fraser, Antonia Mary, Queen of Scots
Softcover; Trade PB Dell Publishing: New York; (1969)1993; Reprint Good+  
613 pages; Spine and covers creased and edgeworn, corners curled, no loose pages. Several pages rippled and faintly dampstained. A reading copy.  
Price: 8.00 USD
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277 1198 Fraser, Antonia Warrior Queens
Softcover; Trade PB Knopf: New York; 1989; Book Club Edition Very Good+  
383 pages; One page wrinkled, no spine creases. ; Colour and b&w illustrations. Published as Boadicea's Chariot in Great Britain.  
Price: 10.00 USD
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278 1663 Fredriksson, Marianne Hanna's Daughters : a Novel of Three Generations
Hardcover Ballantine Books: New York; 1998; Eighth Printing Very Good+ in Very Good+ dust wrapper  
345 pages; Spine head and tail lightly bumped; top edges of boards have an indentation. Dust wrapper, not price cut, lightly edgeworn. ; This international bestseller is the story of three Swedish women, daughter, mother, and grandmother, that spans more than one hundred years.  
Price: 11.00 USD
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279 3004 FRY, Stephen Hippopotamus
Softcover; Trade PB Soho Press: NY; c1994,1996; Very Good  
292 pages; No spine or cover creases, a bit of edgewear and rubbing, remainder mark on top edge. ; 'In his second novel, Fry introduces readers to Ted Wallace: failed poet, failed theater critic, failed father and husband, shameless womanizer, and self-confessed alcoholic. Fired from his newspaper and disgusted with a world that undervalues him, he seeks a few months repose and free drink at the country mansion of his old friend, Lord Logan. But strange things have been going on at Swafford Hall, miracles, healings, phenomena beyond the comprehension of a hippopotamus like Ted.'  
Price: 7.00 USD
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280 1533 Fry, Stephen The Liar
Paperback; Trade PB Soho Press, Incorporated: New York; (1991) 1993; First Edition Thus Very Good+  
No spine creases, corners just beginning to curl. ; The author's first novel.  
Price: 9.00 USD
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The Thief Lord, FUNKE, Cornelia
281 6369 FUNKE, Cornelia The Thief Lord
Hardcover The Chicken House: NY; 2002; Second Printing 349 pages Illustrated by Cornelia Funke; B&W Illustrations: Very Good+ in Near Fine dust wrapper 
Spine ends lightly bumped, a few smudges to page edges. Beautiful unclipped dust wrapper has faint edgewear. A lovely copy indeed. ; For ages 9 and up; basis for the fun 2006 film of the same name (we enjoyed the book more). 'Welcome to the magical underworld of Venice, Italy, where hidden canals and crumbling rooftops shelter runaways and children with incredible secrets... Prosper and Bo are orphans on the run from their cruel aunt and uncle. The brothers decide to hide out in Venice, where they meet a mysterious thirteen-year-old boy who calls himself the "Thief Lord." Brilliant and charismatic, the Thief Lord leads a ring of street children who dabble in petty crimes. Prosper and Bo delight in being a part of this colorful new family.But the Thief Lord has secrets of his own. Soon the boys are thrust into circumstances that will lead them to a fantastic, spellbinding conclusion.'; 'The Thief Lord invites them on a magical adventure to a land of forgotten mysteries that will change their lives forever. This exciting tale of fun, flight, and freedom is sure to enchant readers and keep them guessing up until a breathtaking finale. Recommended. 
Price: 17.75 USD
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Voyager, GABALDON, Diana
282 7159 GABALDON, Diana Voyager
Hardcover Delacorte Press: NY; 1994; 870 pages Very Good- in Very Good dust wrapper Signed by Author
Signed by Author; Signed and inscribed (For Laura -Slàinte Mhath! Diana Gabaldon 4/20/97) by the author on the title page at the 1997 Festival of Books at UCLA. Spine ends lightly bumped, board edges and corners very lightly bumped and worn, bottom corners *just* revealing boards, front free endpaper and top foredge small area of first 75 pages soiled (tea?) otherwise clean and bright. Unclipped dust wrapper a bit edgeworn, with one very short closed tear at spine head and one tiny tear top front flap. Laminate beginning to lift on front panel at raised lettering of title, seen frequently with this edition. Dust wrapper is the original decorative artwork featuring a ship, a map, and a tartan. ; Third book in this delightful series that currently contains eight books. Series is the basis for the Starz series "Outlander". Adventure, romance, time travel, what more could you ask for? There is an email discussion group dedicated to this series at yahoogroups.; Oversized volume may require additional postage for international shipping. Images of actual copy on offer. 
Price: 289.00 USD
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283 896 GAFFNEY, Patricia Circle of Three
Hardcover Harper Collins: New York; 2000; First US Edition Very Good in Very Good+ dust wrapper  
421 pages; Bumped spine ends and a badly bumped top front corner cause this book to be downgraded to VG; no remainder mark. Dust wrapper, not price clipped is very lightly edgeworn. ; ' With insight and humor and heart, Patricia Gaffney tells the story of three generations of women. Gaffney skillfully blends all the notes of emotions, all the joys and frustrations of this cast of delightfully human characters into a complex love song that celebrates the colors and textures of what it's like to have a mother and a daughter while struggling to be a mother and a daughter. And most of all, Circle of Three reminds us what it's like be a woman. '- Nora Roberts ; Published at $24.00.  
Price: 10.00 USD
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284 1878 Gaffney, Patricia The Saving Graces
Softcover; Trade PB Harpercollins: New York; 1999; Advance Review Copy Very Good-  
394 pages; White covers lighlty soiled and edgeworn, corners curling. No spine creases or loose pages. Larger print than the mass market paperback. ; The Saving Graces are " four very different friends who get together once a week to kick back and take shelter from the trial and triumphs of their lives." Recommended.  
Price: 6.50 USD
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Neverwhere, GAIMAN, Neil
285 7139 GAIMAN, Neil Neverwhere
Hardcover Avon Books: New York; 1997; First US Edition; First Printing 248 pages Near Fine in Near Fine dust wrapper Signed by Author
Signed by Author; Spine tail and one bottom corner lightly bumped. Decorated endpapers are maps of the London Underground system. Signed by author on half title and inscribed -Laura- with Mind the Gap in a caption bubble leading off edge of page. Unclipped dust wrapper has faintest touch of edgewear. A very lovely copy indeed.; An unusual and sometimes dark novel of another world beneath London. Richard Mayhew helps a young woman and his life in London above inexplicably vanishes. Taxis don't stop for him, his bank cards don't work, and his landlord rents his flat to strangers. He is forced to exist in Neverwhere, "a city of monsters and saints, murderers and angels, that exists entirely in a subterranean labyrinth of sewer canals and abandonded subway stations. " The expression "Mind the Gap" will have a new meaning after reading this entertaining novel. The BBC miniseries of the same name was created by Gaiman and Lenny Henry. This more extensive novel contains scenes and story lines that were not included in the series due to budget and time constraints. While we enjoyed the series, we liked the book much better. Recommended, but not perhaps for the faint of heart. ; Images are actual copy on offer. 
Price: 185.00 USD
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