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361 5963 HEYER, Georgette Pistols for Two and Other Stories
Hardcover Dutton: NY; 1964; First US Edition 240 pages Very Good in Very Good- dust wrapper 
Spine ends and two corners bumped, previous owner address label on rear pastedown. Pages pale yellow, a few faint smudges on top edge. A nice copy. Clipped dust wrapper, sunned spine, edgeworn, creased, light soil and two dampstains.; Eleven stories full of the wit and accurate details of Regency England we have come to expect from this author.; "One of my favourite authors."- Lyn B., author of the 'I Prefer Reading' blog and member of the DE Stevenson email discussion group. 
Price: 25.75 USD
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Quiet Gentleman, The [Unabridged Audio Cassette], HEYER, Georgette
362 6811 HEYER, Georgette Quiet Gentleman, The [Unabridged Audio Cassette]
Audio Tape Chivers Press: Bath; c1951,2002; Very Good+ 
Faint edgewear to plastic clamshell case. Complete and unabridged; 10 hours and 12 minutes; 8 audiocassettes in excellent condition. Read by Cornelius Garrett. One previous owner, not ex-library.; "Gervase Frant, seventh Earl of St. Erth, returns somewhat belatedly to his family seat after the Battle of Waterloo and finds that his relatives do not look kindly upon his homecoming." A series of mishaps, accidents?, make him wonder just how unhappy someone in the family is...; Decorative case matches sample image. Instructions on how to convert these cassettes to MP3 versions available upon request. 
Price: 42.50 USD
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Reluctant Widow, The [Unabridged Audio Cassette], HEYER, Georgette
363 6815 HEYER, Georgette Reluctant Widow, The [Unabridged Audio Cassette]
Audio Tape Chivers Press: Bath; c1946,1997; Near Fine 
Faintest edgewear to plastic clamshell case. Complete and unabridged; 9 hours and 30 minutes; 8 audiocassettes in excellent condition. Read by Cornelius Garrett. One previous owner, not ex-library.; Due to a mis-understanding Elinor Rochedale finds herself in a situation where it almost makes sense (after some earnest urging by Lord Carlyon, cousin of the dying man) to be a reluctant bride and widow instead of being the new governess for a family in Sussex. Another fun Regency novel by this witty author.; Decorative case matches sample image. Instructions on how to convert these cassettes to MP3 versions available upon request. 
Price: 48.50 USD
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364 1053 Heyer, Georgette Royal Escape
Hardcover Dutton: New York(1938); 1967; 430 pages Very Good+ in Very Good dust wrapper 
Top edge slightly dusty; dust wrapper, not price cut, rubbed and edgeworn. ; From the wrapper, " On September 3, 1651, Charles II's hopes to recover the throne of England were crushed at the disastrous battle of Worcester and he had to flee for his life. This exciting novel recreated the forty days that followed (including the famous episode when Charles hid for a day in an oak tree) as he was spirited out of England by as brave a group of men and women as ever followed a King. " ; "Royal Escape is a story of great charm."-This title reviewed and recommended by Lyn B., author of the 'I Prefer Reading' blog and member of the DES email discussion group. 
Price: 29.75 USD
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Royal Escape [Unabridged Audio Cassette], HEYER, Georgette
365 6718 HEYER, Georgette Royal Escape [Unabridged Audio Cassette]
Audio Tape Chivers Press: c1938,2001; Very Good+ 
Faint edgewear to plastic clamshell case, red ink X on ISBN barcode. Complete and unabridged; 12 hours and 22 minutes; 10 audiocassettes in excellent condition. Read by Cornelius Garrett. One previous owner, not ex-library. ; "On September 3, 1651, Charles II's hopes to recover the throne of England were crushed at the disastrous battle of Worcester and he had to flee for his life. This exciting novel recreates the forty days that followed (including the famous episode when Charles hid for a day in an oak tree) as he was spirited out of England by as brave a group of men and women as ever followed a King."; Decorative case matches sample image. Instructions on how to convert these cassettes to MP3 versions available upon request. Originally published @ $89.95. "Royal Escape is a story of great charm."-This title reviewed and recommended by Lyn B., author of the 'I Prefer Reading' blog and member of the DES email discussion group. 
Price: 48.50 USD
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366 6608 HEYER, Georgette Sprig Muslin
Hardcover; Book Club Edition The Book Club: London; c1956,1957; 244 pages Very Good in Very Good- dust wrapper 
Spine ends and corners lightly bumped, blue board edges sunned. Front endpaper beginning to crack at hinge, flaw seen before with this edition. Page edges and endpapers foxed, edges pale brown; interior pages clean and bright. Foxed dust wrapper, with Barbosa illustration, lightly edgeworn with a few closed tears, white rear panel a bit soiled.; This fun Regency novel features Sir Gareth Ludlow, a thirty-five-year-old bachelor and Corinthian, Lady Hester, a twenty-nine-year-old spinster who is determined not to marry a man that does not love her, and Amanda "Smith" a young woman of seventeen with a fertile imagination and a genious for running away.; "One of my favourite authors."- Lyn B., author of the 'I Prefer Reading' blog and member of the DE Stevenson email discussion group. 
Price: 16.75 USD
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Sylvester [or The Wicked Uncle], HEYER, Georgette
367 7091 HEYER, Georgette Sylvester [or The Wicked Uncle]
Softcover; Mass Market PB Berkley Medallion Books: NY; c1957,1975; Reprint 414 pages Very Good- 
Spine and cover creases, light edgewear, book slightly curved. Pages pale tan but clean and not brittle; none loose. Book says "Large-Type edition" but the text is only slightly larger than most mass market paperbacks. The text is not as large as it is in most large print hardbacks. Also published as 'Sylvester or The Wicked Uncle'. ; We agree with the "Time and Tide" reviewer that said they would place this book as high as "The Grand Sophy". A very enjoyable Regency romp. "When Sylvester, Duke of Saleford, posted into Wiltshire to discover whether the Hon. Phoebe Marlow matched his exacting requirements for a bride, he did not expect that the prospect of an offer from him would cause Miss Marlow to flee from her home." Nor did he know that Phoebe, with her very discerning eye, and gift for mimicry, had written a novel... Highly recommended.; This title 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: 8.95 USD
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368 6337 HEYER, Georgette Talisman Ring, The
Softcover; Mass Market PB Bantam Books: NY; c1936,1970; Reprint 234 pages Fair 
Spine and cover creases, edgewear, white covers yellowed, short tear at spine foot repaired with arcival tape. Inside covers light brown, tiny closed tears on fore-edges of about 50 pages; interior pages clean, none loose. A reading copy.; Eustacie, a young French woman, is the ward of elderly and ill, Lord Lavenham. He wishes her to be engaged to his great-nephew Sir Tristam Shield so that she will be well cared for after he is gone. As usual, the best laid plans go awry in another delightful tale of 18th-century England. One of our favourites by this author.; "One of my favourite authors."- Lyn B., author of the 'I Prefer Reading' blog and member of the DE Stevenson email discussion group. 
Price: 5.75 USD
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Talisman Ring, The [Unabridged Audio Cassette], HEYER, Georgette
369 6799 HEYER, Georgette Talisman Ring, The [Unabridged Audio Cassette]
Audio Tape Chivers Audio Books: London; c1936, 1999; Near Fine 
Decorative clamshell box in lovely condition; 8 audio cassettes in excellent condition, playing time 9 hrs 28 min; Read by Phyllida Nash. One previous owner, not ex-library.; Eustacie, a young French woman, is the ward of elderly and ill, Lord Lavenham. He wishes her to be engaged to his great-nephew Sir Tristam Shield so that she will be well cared for after he is gone. As usual, the best laid plans go awry in another delightful tale of 18th-century England. One of our favourites by this author.; Decorative case matches sample image. Instructions on how to convert these cassettes to MP3 versions available upon request. 
Price: 42.50 USD
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370 5409 HEYER, Georgette These Old Shades
Hardcover; Book Club Edition Book-Of-The-Month Club: London; c1926, 1950; 352 pages Fair 
Orange cloth binding soiled and worn (not to boards), book is cocked, spine ends and corners bumped. Front free endpaper removed, previous owner signature and number on half title page, page edges yellowed and soiled, a few page corners creased. No dust wrapper. ; Is this book a sequel to Heyer's first novel, 'The Black Moth'? Many names and situations seem to be related, but with a "twist". Justin, Duke of Avon, finds a young boy fleeing from his abusive brother, and gives him a job as his page. This young person resembles Justin's long time enemy, the Comte de Saint-Vire, who shows great but subdued interest in him. A swashbuckling adventure tale, complete with plenty of romance, set in Paris and England in the 1750's.; Recommended by Jerri C. of the DES and AT email discussion groups. "One of my favourite authors."- Lyn B., author of the 'I Prefer Reading' blog and member of the DE Stevenson email discussion group. 
Price: 11.00 USD
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They Found Him Dead, HEYER, Georgette
371 7214 HEYER, Georgette They Found Him Dead
Softcover; Mass Market PB Bantam Books: NY; c1938, 1970; 252 pages Very Good 
Spine and cover creases, light edgewear. Pages and inside front covers browned but not brittle; pages clean, none loose.; 'Silas Kane's sixtieth birthday party is marred by argument and dissension amongst his family, and then the next morning, Kane is found dead. The coroner's verdict of death by misadventure would seem to confirm that Silas accidentally lost his way in the fog. But then his heir is shot, and threats are made against the next in line to inherit his fortune. The redoubtable Superintendent Hannasyde is called in to investigate. All clues point to an apparently innocuous eighty-year-old woman, but as the Inspector delves further into the case, he discovers that nothing is quite as it seems…'; "Ranks alongside such incomparable whodunit authors as Christie, Marsh, Tey, and Allingham." - San Francisco Chronicle This title recommended by Susan D. of the DES email discussion group and by Tom J. of the ATS, AT and DES email discussion groups. Image is actual copy on offer. 
Price: 7.00 USD
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372 6111 HEYER, Georgette Toll-Gate, The
Hardcover; Book Club Edition Book Club: London; c1954,1955; 242 pages Very Good in Very Good dust wrapper 
Clean beige book has spine ends and corners bumped. Pages edges, pastedowns and endpapers lightly brown; interior pages clean, no binding problems. Dust wrapper, with Barbosa illustration, lightly edgeworn and age yellowed, with a slightly soiled white rear panel. A nice copy. ; This witty novel combines Regency romance with a mystery. 'Captain Staple is finding post-Waterloo England sadly flat. But then he falls into cahoots (so to speak) with engaging Jeremy Chirk (highwayman), taciturn Gabriel Stogumber (Bow Street runner), and attractive Nell Stornaway (Squire's daughter) who exerts a compelling fascination even more exciting than Waterloo.'; "One of my favourite authors."- Lyn B., author of the 'I Prefer Reading' blog and member of the DE Stevenson email discussion group. 
Price: 16.00 USD
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Toll-Gate, The [Unabridged Audio Cassette], HEYER, Georgette
373 6830 HEYER, Georgette Toll-Gate, The [Unabridged Audio Cassette]
Audio Tape Chivers Press: Bath; c1954,1998; Very Good+ 
Light edgewear to plastic clamshell case, faint soil to decorative insert. Complete and unabridged; 9 hours 17 minutes; 8 audiocassettes in excellent condition. Read by Daniel Hill. One previous owner, not ex-library.; This witty audiobook combines Regency romance with a mystery. 'Captain Staple is finding post-Waterloo England sadly flat. But then he falls into cahoots (so to speak) with engaging Jeremy Chirk (highwayman), taciturn Gabriel Stogumber (Bow Street runner), and attractive Nell Stornaway (Squire's daughter) who exerts a compelling fascination even more exciting than Waterloo.' ; "One of my favourite authors."- Lyn B., author of the 'I Prefer Reading' blog and member of the DE Stevenson email discussion group. Decorative case matches sample image. 
Price: 46.50 USD
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Venetia, HEYER, Georgette
374 7257 HEYER, Georgette Venetia
Softcover; Mass Market PB Berkley Medallion Books: NY; c1958, 1972; 416 pages Very Good 
Published as a Berkley Large-Type edition; type is larger than most mm paperbacks but not truly large print. Spine creases, light edgewear. Pages age browned (seen before in this edition) but clean; none loose. ; Lord Damerel found Venetia to be the most truly engaging and witty female he had encountered in all his thirty-eight years. Venetia knew her neighbor for a gamester, a shocking rake, and a man of sadly character. It was, therefore, particularly provoking to find that given occasion, Damerel could make up his mind to be quite idiotically noble...; 'This book has long been at or near the top of my list,[of books by Heyer] the hero and heroine are both well read and intelligent and share a sense of humor, and I find their dialog to be a delight to read.'- Recommended by Jerri C. of the ATS and DES and AT email discussion groups. "One of my favourite authors."- Lyn B., author of the 'I Prefer Reading' blog and member of the DE Stevenson email discussion group. Image is actual copy on offer. 
Price: 9.75 USD
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375 6607 HEYER, Georgette Why Shoot A Butler?
Softcover; Mass Market PB Bantam Books: NY; c1933, 1977; 248 pages Good 
Strong spine creases, covers creased, edgeworn and yellowed. Pages age browned but not brittle; interior pages clean.; Why would 'anyone choose to murder the trusted old butler of Norton Manor? Barrister turned amateur detective Frank Amberley has reason to suspect that the shooting involves a nervy young lady discovered at the scene of the crime, a snooping gentleman in the halls of Greythorne and then a second dead body.' A witty tale of upstairs, downstairs and family secrets. 
Price: 5.75 USD
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Civil Contract, A [Unabridged Audio Cassettes], HEYER, Georgette [Read by Phillada Nash]
376 6720 HEYER, Georgette [Read by Phillada Nash] Civil Contract, A [Unabridged Audio Cassettes]
Audio Tape Chivers Audio Books: Bath; c1961, 1999; Very Good 
Ten cassettes, 13 3/4 hours, unabridged; cassettes in excellent condition. Plastic clamshell case has a 1" chip missing on bottom edge. One previous owner, not ex-library. ; After the death of his father,Captain Adam Deveril, now Viscount Lynton reluctantly agrees to marry Jenny in order to save his family and their beloved estate, Fontley Priory. Jenny's father, Mr. Jonathan Chawleigh, a wealthy businessman, wants his only child to have a title and is willing to rescue the Deverils from penury so that she may have one. Jenny agrees to the marriage but as she is a shy woman with no real social ambitions, why does she marry Adam when she knows he loves another?; "One of my favourite books by this author." - Geraldine H. of the DES email discussion group. Instructions on how to convert these cassettes to MP3 versions available upon request. Decorative case matches sample image. Originally published @ $89.95. 
Price: 53.50 USD
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The Private World of Georgette Heyer, HEYER] HODGE, Jane Aiken
377 6537 HEYER] HODGE, Jane Aiken The Private World of Georgette Heyer
Hardcover Bodley Head: London; 1984; First Edition 216 pages Very Good in Very Good dust wrapper 
Spine ends lightly bumped, vertical crease on spine does not damage binding, a few smudges on page edges, a few light creases to clean interior pages. Unclipped dust wrapper, sunned spine (seen frequently in this edition) lightly edgeworn, 1.25" closed tear near spine tail. Price in $s on bottom front flap indicates this copy was intended for Canadian or Australian export market. ; Profusely illustrated with photographs and contemporary b&w and colour illustrations. An interesting glimpse into the life of this very private author. She never gave an interview or made a public appearance. This book has extracts from her letters as well as from her books and material from her own research archives and publishers' archives. A rather scarce first edition. 
Price: 32.00 USD
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Daughters of Britannia: The Lives and Times of Diplomatic Wives, HICKMAN, Katie
378 6438 HICKMAN, Katie Daughters of Britannia: The Lives and Times of Diplomatic Wives
Softcover; Trade PB Flamingo: London; c1999,2000; Reprint 321 pages B&W Photographs: Very Good- 
Spine creases, light edgewear, circular black sticker "Now a major adaption for BBC Radio 4's Woman's Hour" on front cover. Pages yellowed but clean, page edges rippled and have a few smudges; none loose.; 'In an absorbing mixture of poignant biography and wonderfully entertaining social history, this book offers the story of diplomatic life as it has never been told before. Lady Mary Wortley Montagu, Vita Sackville-West, and Lady Diana Cooper are among the well-known wives of diplomats who represented Britain in the far-flung corners of the globe. Yet, despite serving such crucial roles, the vast majority of these women are entirely unknown to history.

Drawing on letters, private journals, and memoirs, as well as contemporary oral history, the author, (also the daughter of a man in the British diplomatic service) explores not only the public pomp and glamour of diplomatic life but also the most intimate, private face of this most fascinating and mysterious world. Touching on the lives of nearly 100 diplomatic wives (as well as sisters and daughters), "Daughters of Britannia" is a brilliant and compelling account of more than three centuries of British diplomacy as seen through the eyes of some of its most intrepid but least heralded participants.' 
Price: 8.75 USD

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379 1370 Higham, Charles Lucy : the Real Life of Lucille Ball
Hardcover St Martin's Press: New York; 1986; First Edition; First Printing 261 pages B&W Photographs: Very Good+ in Very Good+ dust wrapper 
Errata slip laid in. Dust wrapper, not price cut, lightly rubbed. A very nice copy indeed. 
Price: 25.50 USD
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380 6169 HOCKEN, Sheila Emma and I
Softcover; Mass Market PB Sphere: London; 1978; 192 pages B&W Photographs: Good+  
Spine and cover creases, edgewear, pages age browned but clean; none loose.; Emma is the beloved guide dog belonging to a young woman who was blind for a good portion of her life. Their story is full of humor, inspiration, and a bit of romance.; Recommended by Geraldine H. of the DES email discussion group.  
Price: 5.75 USD
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381 6205 HOCKEN, Sheila Emma V.I.P.
Softcover; Mass Market PB Sphere: London; c1980, 1981; 181 pages B&W Photographs: Good+  
Spine and cover creases, light edgewear and soil, book is cocked. Pages pale yellow, edges darker; interior pages clean, none loose. ; The sequel to "Emma and I" (also in stock). Emma is the beloved guide dog of the author.; Recommended by Geraldine H. of the DES email discussion group.  
Price: 6.00 USD
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Bachelor's Cat , Hoffman, L. F.
382 382 Hoffman, L. F. Bachelor's Cat
Hardcover Harper Collins: NY; 1997; Advance Review Copy Near Fine in Near Fine dust wrapper  
120 pages; Publisher's info laid in.  
Price: 10.00 USD
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Dictionary of British Folk Customs, A, HOLE, Christina
383 6599 HOLE, Christina Dictionary of British Folk Customs, A
Softcover Helicon Press: Oxford; c1976, 1995; 350 pages Very Good+ 
Bump on spine side edge, no spine or cover creases, faint edgewear, pages yellowed, edges smudged; looks unread. ; "A listing of folk customs and practices, both past and present, in the British Isles. Covers events around the country such as April Noddy Day, the Furry Dance and clipping the church, alongside more familiar commemorations such as Guy Fawkes, Ash Wednesday and hot cross buns. A nationwide calendar is included which tells you what happens where and when."; Helicon Reference Classics 
Price: 18.75 USD
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Carlyles at Home, The, HOLME, Thea
384 7211 HOLME, Thea Carlyles at Home, The
Softcover; Trade PB Persephone Books: London; c1965, 2008; 204 pages Very Good+ in Very Good+ dust wrapper 
A lovely copy with faint edgewear. Persephone editions have uniform grey covers and dust wrappers with lovely decorated endpapers and matching bookmarks unique to each title. Bookmark missing from this copy. ; This book "is about Thomas and Jane Carlyle’s life together at 5 (now 24) Cheyne Row, Chelsea; it was written in 1965 by Thea Holme, a former actress then living there as co-custodian of the house with her husband. Her book evokes the everyday life of the Carlyles from the day they moved in, in 1834, until Jane’s death in 1866. "

"Jane may have subsumed her life into that of the Sage of Chelsea but, such is the interest nowadays in domestic history and women writers, most twenty-first century readers will be more interested in her life than in her husband’s. Each of the eleven chapters, with titles such as ‘The Soundproof Study’, ‘Money’ and ‘The Garden’, describes a different aspect of life in Cheyne Row, whether it is yet another builders’ drama or a maid giving birth in the china closet while ‘Mr Carlyle was taking tea in the dining-room with Miss Jewsbury talking to him!!! Just a thin small door between!’ "

" The Times Literary Supplement observed: ‘Mrs Holme has quantities of first-hand material rearranged nimbly and thrown into sharp relief by the inimitable comments of Jane Carlyle. It must convert the most highflown enemy of trivia: no couple’s physical daily life is more accessible; their pets and pests, and digestive troubles and medicines, income and taxation, the plants they grew, the clothes they wore and mended. . . Thea Holme presents it all in its duality as an anxious drama and, through Jane’s own accounts, an uproarious farce.’"

This volume is not to be confused with the 600 page book of the same name written by Rosemary Ashton. "John Gross in the Sunday Telegraph observed: ‘Some readers may feel that Rosemary Ashton’s book is too long. For those who want a more compact account, domestic in emphasis, and confined to the Chelsea years, there is a timely reissue of Thea Holme’s charming 1965 miniature The Carlyles at Home.’ "; 'This book works well as an introduction to this famous couple and their writings but also as a social history of the Victorian era. ...now firmly one of my favourite Persephone titles.'-Reviewed and recommended by Darlene author of the "roses over a cottage door" blog. Also 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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Treasured Islands : Cruising the South Seas with Robert Louis Stevenson, HOLMES, Lowell
385 6944 HOLMES, Lowell Treasured Islands : Cruising the South Seas with Robert Louis Stevenson
Hardcover Sheridan House: NY; 2001; First US Edition 281 pages B&W Photographs: Near Fine in Near Fine dust wrapper 
A new copy received with a faintly bumped spine head and faint edgewear to unclipped dust wrapper. A lovely copy.; 'Tracing the path of Stevenson's fateful South Seas journey. An enchanting mix of high seas adventure and a fresh view on the fragile writer, this is an illuminating and respectful approach to the author's exploratory journeys.'; This 'is a personal look at a beloved and renowned author of classics in terms of his high adventures on the South Pacific between 1888 and 1890. Life on the islands, European religious influence, and the saga of indigenous populations are all covered in this dramatic, exciting, and well-researched account. Biographer Lowell Holmes draws upon his impressive expertise regarding the life and work of Robert Louis Stevenson (he produced a documentary film on Stevenson in the Pacific) to deftly craft a work of historical accuracy and insight. Treasured Islands is a very highly recommended ... and a "must" for admirers of Robert Louis Stevenson's literary works.' Image is actual copy on offer. Published @ $29.95. 
Price: 12.75 USD
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