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Daughters of Britannia: The Lives and Times of Diplomatic Wives, HICKMAN, Katie
381 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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382 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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383 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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384 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.
385 382 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
386 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
387 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
388 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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389 4908 HOLT, Victoria Devil on Horseback, The
Softcover; Mass Market PB Fawcett Crest: NY; 1977; Very Good+  
302 pages; Faint spine and cover creases, remainder mark on page edges. A nice copy. ; An historical novel of the French revolution featuring 18-year-old Minella, the daughter of an English schoolteacer, and Charles-Auguste, the haughty, arrogant Compte Fontaine Delibes. ; This title recommended by several Victoria Holt admirers.  
Price: 4.50 USD
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390 5164 HOLT, Victoria Mask of the Enchantress
Softcover; Mass Market PB Fawcett Crest: NY; 1981; First Paperback Edition Very Good  
318 pages; No spine creases, covers lightly creased and edgeworn. A nice copy. ; Another suspenseful novel from this prolific author who also wrote as Jean Plaidy. 'From the moment young Suewellyn caught her first glimpse of the Mateland family castle, she knew she had to possess it. But how could the beautiful illegitimate child ever aspire to such a dream? The answer lay in a perilous deception. Her masquerade succeeded — too well. Caught in a web of her own creation, Suewellyn found herself faced with a final, desperate choice between happiness and life itself . . ."  
Price: 4.75 USD
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391 5158 HOLT, Victoria Spring of the Tiger, The
Softcover; Mass Market PB Fawcett Crest: NY; 1980; Very Good-  
384 pages; Spine and cover creases, white covers edgeworn, rubbed, and faintly yellowed. Old bookstore price stamped in red on first advert page. ; Anonther novel of suspense by this prolific author. "When Sarah Ashington's actress mother dies after a devastating [London] scandal, Sarah is left at her long-lost father's rambling ancestral estate [in Ceylon], to face the disturbing questions of her own past."  
Price: 4.75 USD
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392 6408 HOLTBY, Winifred Land of Green Ginger [Audio Cassettes]
Cassette; Audio Tape Isis Audio Books: Chicago, IL; c1928,1992; Very Good+ 
Ex-library audio cassettes with usual stamps and markings. No decorative case, eight cassettes in protective cases in cardboard library box. Complete and unabridged; read by Elizabeth Proud. ; Holtby wrote this novel after a brief visit to South Africa. It is the tale of a young English woman, Joanna, who yearns to travel to exotic places. She marries a young man with whom she believes life will be a great adventure. It is, but not in the way she expected.; MP3 conversion instructions available upon request. 
Price: 47.50 USD
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Poor Caroline, HOLTBY, Winifred
393 6820 HOLTBY, Winifred Poor Caroline
Softcover; Trade PB Penguin (Virago): NY; c1931,1986; Reprint 255 pages Very Good 
Covers lightly edgeworn and faintly creased, no spine creases. Pages pale brown with edges a bit darker as is common with Virago editions. A nice copy.; This delightful satire "was hailed as 'easily the wittiest novel of the season' upon its appearance in 1931." It was WH's fourth novel and her fortune as a novelist changed with its publication. "Caroline Denton-Smyth is an eccentric, remarkable for her vivid costumes trailing feathers, fancy beads and jingling lorgnettes." She creates the Christian Cenima Company, her vehicle for reform. Through Caroline's motley Board of Directors and their secret desires and motivations, the author affectionately observes the foilbles of human nature.; Cover matches sample image. 
Price: 11.00 USD
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Clear Stream, The: A Life of Winifred Holtby, HOLTBY] SHAW, Marion
394 5821 HOLTBY] SHAW, Marion Clear Stream, The: A Life of Winifred Holtby
Softcover; Trade PB Virago Press: London; c1999, 2000; 335 pages B&W Photographs: Very Good+ 
Spine ends bumped, light edgewear and cover creasing (shipping damage); looks unread. ; Explores the life of the gently-born British woman author who, after coming of age in the period between the world wars, campaigned for feminism, racial equality, and pacifism. The first biography written since the one done by her great friend Vera Brittain in 1940. It is interesting to compare with "Testament of Friendship". 
Price: 11.50 USD
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395 421 Horrocks, John E. & Jackson, Dorothy W Self and Roll : A Theory Of Self-process and Role Behavior
Hardcover Houghton Mifflin: Boston; 1972; 227 pages Very Good- Signed by Author
Signed by Author; Orange and tan cloth. Back and text block edge soiled. No dust wrapper.; Presentation copy inscribed by Horrocks.  
Price: 9.50 USD
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British Women Writers, 1700-1850: An Annotated Bibliography of Their Works and Works about Them , HORWITZ, Barbara J.
396 2994 HORWITZ, Barbara J. British Women Writers, 1700-1850: An Annotated Bibliography of Their Works and Works about Them
Hardcover Scarecrow Press: Lanham, MD & London; 1997; Near Fine  
231 pages; A new book. No dust wrapper, as issued.; 'Interest in works written by women during the eighteenth and nineteenth centuries is growing. Many of these works are now being reprinted and studied in literature courses as well as women's studies courses. "British Women Writers, 1700-1850 " serves as a guide to these authors, their works, and the writing about them. It mentions accessible editions of the works, recent bibliographies of the authors and scholarship on these writers and their works. 'Published @$45.00 ; 'For those interested in sampling the writings of eighteenth- and nineteenth century British women, Horwitz's reference work is a good place to start...we could make a rich reading list by consulting Horwitz's book, long enough to amuse, perplex, annoy, and charm for many years to come...enjoyable to browse...for a taste of British women's writing and the scholarship about it, this is a helpful and interesting resource..' --Jane Austin Society Of North America Newsletter  
Price: 32.50 USD
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397 1447 Huth, Angela Infidelities : Short Stories
Hardcover C. N. Potter: New York; 1979; First US Edition Very Good in Very Good dust wrapper  
214 pages; Board and text block edges lightly soiled. White dust wrapper, price clipped and lightly soiled and edgeworn. Pages clean and bright, binding good and tight. ; This collection of short stories, originally published in England (in slightly different form) as Monday Lunch in Fairyland has two new stories included, making 15 in all.  
Price: 10.00 USD
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398 4266 HUTH, Angela Land Girls, The
Softcover; Trade PB Abacus: London; c1994,1999; Reprint 378 pages Very Good+ 
A new book with light edgewear and rubbing. Still from film on front cover. ; Three young women go to a Dorset farm during World War II as members of the Land Army. Basis for the cinematically beautiful film of the same name. A sequel to this book has recently been published.; Recommended by Sally R. of the DES email discusstion group. 
Price: 10.95 USD
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Nowhere Girl, HUTH, Angela
399 5871 HUTH, Angela Nowhere Girl
Softcover; Trade PB Abacus: London; c1970,1999; Reprint 224 pages Very Good 
No spine creases, light edgewear, faint soil to white rear cover, page edges yellowed; pages clean, none loose. A nice copy.; Author of "The Land Girls". "Clare has little use for men. Her first husband was much older and held great disdain for youth. Jonathan was too much of the opposite, being too attentive, too concerned and pedantic. So it comes as a great surprise when she finds an interest developing for Joshua, the new rebel in town, and the accompanying advice from a long-lived matron: 'take a lover…'''; Cover matches sample image. 
Price: 7.50 USD
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400 5183 HUXLEY, Elspeth Flame Trees of Thika, The : Memories of an African Childhood
Softcover; Mass Market PB Penguin: NY; c1959,1983; Reprint Very Good  
281 pages; Faint spine creases, front cover corner creased, light edgewear and rubbing. Page edges pale brown. ; The delightful and evocative memoir of a young girl, born in 1907, growing up on a farm in Kenya. The basis for the wonderful 1981-1982 Masterpiece Theater/Thames TV production.  
Price: 6.25 USD
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Great Ghost Rescue, The , IBBOTSON, Eva
401 5851 IBBOTSON, Eva Great Ghost Rescue, The
Hardcover Dutton: NY; c1975,2002; First US Edition Illustrated by Kevin Hawkes: Near Fine in Near Fine dust wrapper  
B&W Illustrations; 167 pages; A new book in lovely condition.; Another wonderful fantasy from Eva Ibbotson originally published in the UK in 1975. When your father is the legless ghost of a fierce Scottish soldier and your mother is a malodorous hag, you would surely be the most horrible ghostly offspring. Sadly, the only thing horrible about Humphrey the Horrible is his name. "Still, his parents love him, and despite his attractive appearance, Humphrey has a great destiny, involving all the ghosts of Britain." Humphrey, along with a young human boy named Rick, decide something must be done to create a 'ghost sanctuary' in Great Britain as all the older places they used to haunt are getting torn down for highways or other modern 'improvements'.; Published $15.99. This author recommended by members of the DES and the LMM Kindred Spirit email discussion groups.  
Price: 10.00 USD
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Island of the Aunts [Monster Mission] and The Secret of Platform 13, IBBOTSON, Eva
402 6367 IBBOTSON, Eva Island of the Aunts [Monster Mission] and The Secret of Platform 13
Softcover; Trade PB Puffin Books: NY; c1999 & 1994, 2001; 281 &231 pages Very Good 
Faint edgewear,spine edges rubbed, page edges pale yellow; looks unread. 'Island of the Aunts' illustrated by Kevin Hawkes, 'The Secret of Platform 13' illustrated by Sue Porter. ; This omnibus edition has two magical children's books. In 'Island of the Aunts' (also published in the UK as 'Monster Mission') "three children have been dramatically kidnapped by some mysterious, mad aunts. But Myrtle, Coral, and Etta are far from killers - they need the children for a special mission. The secret island where they live is a sanctuary for magical creatures - mermaids, selkies, the amazing boobrie bird and even the great Kraken himself, and the kidnapped children help to care for them. But the Island of Monsters has become the target of some dangerous villains who want to turn it into a theme park."

"Under Platform13 at Kings Cross Station there is a secret door that leads to a magical island...It appears only once every nine years. And when it opens, four mysterious figures step into the streets of London. A wizard, an ogre, a fey and a young hag have come to find the prince of their kingdom, stolen as a baby nine years before. But the prince has become a horrible rich boy called Raymond Trottle who doesn't understand magic and is determined not to be rescued."; For ages 8-12 (and adults that enjoy magical stories).This author recommended by several members of the DES email discussion group. 'The Secret of Platform 13' recommended by Philip Pullman. Both books are recommended by us. 
Price: 6.00 USD

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Madensky Square , IBBOTSON, Eva
403 5906 IBBOTSON, Eva Madensky Square
Hardcover St Martin's Press: NY; 1988; First US Edition Very Good+ in Very Good+ dust wrapper  
253 pages; Spine ends bumped, page edges have a few faint smudges. Unclipped dust wrapper is lightly edgeworn. A nice copy. ; "Susanna Weber, the elegant and discreet proprietress of her own dressmaking shop plies her trade on quaint Madensky Square. In the spring of 1911, Vienna is a world of romance, music, and gossip, where charming men pay outrageous compliments at the Opera and ancient noblewomen pay for silk petticoats with antique candlesticks. Susanna, at the hub of it all, ministers to a young ugly duckling desperate to become a modest swan, dresses cranky countesses and competitive social butterflies , and tries to convince her anarchist assistant that to marry the man who loves her - capitalist or no - is no political crime." Highly recommended.; "Madensky Square and Countess Below Stairs are my two favorites" by this author. -Susie W. of the DES email discussion group. "Madensky Square was my favourite" by this author. -Susan D. of the DES email discussion group. Also recommended by several members of the DoveGrey email discussion group.  
Price: 33.75 USD
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Laura : The Life of Laura Ingalls Wilder, INGALLS WILDER] ZOCHERT, Donald
404 6985 INGALLS WILDER] ZOCHERT, Donald Laura : The Life of Laura Ingalls Wilder
Softcover; Mass Market PB Avon Books: NY; c1976, 1970's; Reprint 241 pages B&W Photographs: Very Good 
Faint spine creases, very light edgewear, light rubbing, small original inventory tag on back cover, inside covers and pages pale tan but clean, not brittle; no loose pages. A nice copy. ; More detailed than the Anderson biography that was written for the same reading level as the Little House books. Originally published in 1976, this was the first biography to draw on Mrs. Wilder's unpublished memoirs. This reprint has drawings based on the television series on the front cover and black & white photographs of the Ingalls and Wilder families. ; Image is actual copy on offer; in our attempt to show the spine this image appears curved, the book is not curved or warped. 
Price: 6.75 USD
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405 509 Isaacs, Susan Lily White
Softcover; Mass Market PB Harper Collins: NY; 1997; Very Good-  
612 pages; Signed by Author; Several spine creases, some edgewear. ; Lily White is a Long Island criminal defense lawyer.  
Price: 7.50 USD
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