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41 5226 BEATON] VICKERS, Hugo Cecil Beaton : a biography
Hardcover Little, Brown & Company: Boston; 1985; First US Edition Very Good+ in Very Good+ dust wrapper  
B&W Photographs; 656 pages; Spine ends lightly bumped, page edges faintly yellowed and smudged. Unclipped dust wrapper very lightly edgeworn and creased. A nice copy. ; 'Beaton occupies an honored position as one of the foremost photographers of the 20th century. Before his death in 1980, he appointed the author as his official biographer. The result is a painstakingly researched volume, profusely illustrated with Beaton's own photographs. Beaton also achieved fame as an Oscar-winning costume and set designer, illustrator, portraitist, writer, and court photographer. Vickers looks closely at Beaton's several great loves, including his years with Greta Garbo, as well as his failure to become a playwright, his greatest dream.'There is a still of Beaton with Audrey Hepburn on the set of 'My Fair Lady' on the back cover.  
Price: 14.75 USD
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42 706 Beauman, Sally Dark Angel
Hardcover Bantam: New York; 1990; First US Edition Very Good+ in Very Good dust wrapper  
786 pages; Dust wrapper edgeworn with a few small tears, vertical crease running the length of the spine.  
Price: 8.00 USD
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43 6122 BECKWITH, Lillian Hills is Lonely, The
Softcover; Mass Market PB Arrow Books: London; c1959,1985; Reprint 256 pages Very Good  
Faint spine creases, very light edgewear, page edges pale brown. A nice copy. ; The first in this author's series of stories about life in the village of Bruach in the Hebrides. This volume is listed as non-fiction but later books in the series say fiction. After reading it, let us know which you think it is. :-) ; Recommended by Anne W. and Kit M. of the ATS.  
Price: 8.75 USD
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Lightly Poached, BECKWITH, Lillian
44 6693 BECKWITH, Lillian Lightly Poached
Softcover; Mass Market PB Arrow Books: London; c1973,1976; Reprint 192 pages Illustrated by Douglas Hall; B&W Illustrations: Very Good 
Spine and cover creases, light edgewear, pages pale brown but clean; none loose.; Another fun volume in this author's series of stories about life in the village of Bruach in the Hebrides. The title refers to the villagers' thoughts on poaching. 'The Lord puts the salmon in the river like he puts the berries on the trees. They're there for all of us, not just for the laird.' Poaching isn't a crime but you do have to keep an eye out for the local police..; Recommended by Anne W. and Kit M. of the ATS. Front cover matches sample image. 
Price: 6.50 USD
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Rope in Case, A, BECKWITH, Lillian
45 6822 BECKWITH, Lillian Rope in Case, A
Hardcover Hutchinson: London; 1968; First British Edition 192 pages Illustrated by Douglas Hall; B&W Illustrations: Very Good in Very Good+ dust wrapper 
Spine ends and corners bumped, very light soil to page edges, previous owner name on front free endpaper; interior pages clean, no binding problems. Unclipped dust wrapper, sunned spine and edges, faint edgewear. A nice copy.; The fourth book in this author's series of autobiographical fiction about life in the village of Bruach in the Hebrides. The title refers to the advice she received when she first arrived in Bruach "always take a rope - in case"...; The books in the beginning of this series were originally published as autobiography... Recommended by Anne W. and Kit M. of the ATS. Dust wrapper matches sample image. 
Price: 14.50 USD
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Zuleika Dobson or An Oxford Love Story, BEERBOHM, Max
46 6565 BEERBOHM, Max Zuleika Dobson or An Oxford Love Story
Hardcover Heritage Press: NY; c1911,1960; 277 pages Illustrated by George Him: Very Good- 
Grey decorated linen covers faintly sunned at edges and spine. Spine head corners bumped and soiled, front end paper and most pages creased at top spine corner, tiny tear at top hinge on decorated front pastedown (all look like the result of a hard bump or fall). Page edges, blue speckeled by publisher, lightly yellowed; interior pages clean, none loose. No dust wrapper as issued, black slipcase rather fragile with split seams and interior boards exposed. Black & white and 16 full page colour illustrations. ; Preface by Douglas Cleverdon. Heritage Club "Sandglass" laid in. The lovely Zuleika Dobson is a professional magician and the granddaughter of the Warden of Judas College, Oxford. (Based on Merton College, Oxford, Beerbohm's alma mater). All of the student body falls victim to her charms... This is one of crime novelist Val McDermid's top 10 Oxford novels. 'A mad fantasy, this is a satire on the sheltered world of Oxford colleges a century ago. Zuleika, granddaughter of the warden of Judas College, is a conjuror whose charms bewitch all the men who come into contact with her. Rejection drives them to mass suicide and Zuleika sets her sights on Cambridge. Beerbohm's a class act whose wit makes this still worth a read.'; ' this curiosity is still great fun to read. Just donít go looking for a moral.'-This title reviewed and recommended by Scott the owner of the "Stuck in a Book" blog. This will not fit safely in an International Priority Mail envelope. Image is actual copy on offer. 
Price: 9.00 USD
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47 4558 BEERBOHM] MIX, Katherine Lyon Max and the Americans
Hardcover Stephen Greene Press: Battleboro, VT; 1974; First US Edition Very Good in Good+ dust wrapper  
210 pages; Spine ends and corners bumped and lightly rubbed (not to boards), a few smudges on page edges. White dust wrapper, unclipped, is yellowed, soiled, and has a bit of edgewear and rubbing. ; Illustrat ed with b&w photographs and drawings. This biography of Max Beerbohm focuses on his relations with the US, "its politics, its culture, and its people: especially its people, of whom his wife was one." (He didn't think much of the country but loved the people.)  
Price: 7.00 USD
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The Short Life and Long Times of Mrs. Beeton, BEETON] HUGHES, Kathryn
48 6568 BEETON] HUGHES, Kathryn The Short Life and Long Times of Mrs. Beeton
Hardcover Knopf: NY; 2005; First US Edition 480 pages B&W Illustrations: Very Good in Very Good+ dust wrapper 
Spine ends bumped, one corner bumped revealing boards, a few page edges creased; pages clean and bright, no binding problems. Cream unclipped dust wrapper very lightly soiled, faint edgewear. A nice copy.; Basis for the film "The Secret Life of Mrs. Beeton". ; "In Victorian England there was only one fail-safe authority on matters ranging from fashion to puddings to scullery maids: Beetonís Book of Household Management. In this delightful, superbly researched biography, award-winning historian Kathryn Hughes pulls back the lace curtains to reveal the woman behind the book--Mrs. Beeton, the first domestic diva of the modern age--and explores the life of the book itself.

Isabella Beeton was a twenty-one-year-old newlywed with only six monthsí experience running her own home when--coaxed by her husband, a struggling publisher--she began to compile her book of recipes and domestic advice. The aspiring mother hardly suspected that her name would become synonymous with housewifery for generations.† Nor would the women who turned to the book for guidance ever have guessed that its author lived in a simple house in the suburbs with a single maid-of-all-work instead of presiding over a well-run estate.

This elegant, revelatory portrait of a lady journalist, as she lived and as she existed in the minds of her readers, is also a vivid picture of Victorian home life and its attendant anxieties, nostalgia, and aspirations." This edition out of print; published @ $29.95. 
Price: 12.50 USD
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A Rather Charming Invitation, BELMOND, C.A.
49 6522 BELMOND, C.A. A Rather Charming Invitation
Softcover; Trade PB New American Library: NY; 2010; 433 pages As New 
A new copy with faint edgewear. ; This third title in this delightful series involves a search for a missing bridal tapestry.; !!Spoiler Alert!! Don't read any further if you've not read the first two books in the series.

'Dateline: London, Paris, Antibes. It's time to get down to wedding planning. But while heiress Penny's distant relatives insist that the nuptials be held in their native France, Jeremy's kin won't have it anywhere but England. And either choice might just re-ignite the Hundred Years' War...

Then, in a family ch‚teau high above the perfume fields of Grasse, Penny's French cousin offers her the loan of an ancient bridal tapestry. But Penny has barely begun to crack its perplexing imagery before a series of strange events unfolds, threatening to derail the wedding. From a secret chalet on Lake Geneva, to a nostalgic stop at the opulent Train Bleu, to a winner-take-all gamble in Monte Carlo, Penny and Jeremy are off on another romp...while the clock is ticking down until they say, "I do." 
Price: 13.75 USD
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50 261 Benchley, Peter Beast
Hardcover Random House: NY; 1991; First US Edition 350 pages Fair in Very Good dust wrapper 
Water damage to bottom text block edge, black cloth spine discolored by water, black has bled onto bottom edge and inside of dust wrapper; dw rubbed. 
Price: 4.50 USD
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51 6011 BENNETT, Arnold The Card : A Story of Adventure in the Five Towns
Softcover; Trade PB Dent: London; c1911, 1984; Very Good  
xi,200 pages; This Everyman edition has an introduction by Keith Waterhouse. Faint spine creases, light edgewear and rubbing, page edges light yellow; pages clean, none loose. ; We follow Edward Henry Machin, better known as Denry, as he uses his quick wits, and a bit of luck, to rise from his life as a humble solicitor's clerk. Set in Edwardian England, the Five Towns are the author's name for the Potteries of Staffordshire where he was born in 1867.  
Price: 6.50 USD
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52 6450 BENNETT, Arnold] Barker, Dudley Writer by Trade : A Portrait of Arnold Bennett
Hardcover Atheneum: NY; 1966; First US Edition 260 pages Very Good+ in Very Good+ dust wrapper 
Spine ends and corners lightly bumped, page edges faintly browned; interior pages clean, no binding problems. Unclipped dust wrapper lightly edgeworn, white flaps faintly yellowed. A nice copy. ; This biography of the prolific writer (author of "Old Wives Tale" and "Anna of the Five Towns") draws upon 'intimate recollections, as well as documents and letters-some never before published. Barker has created a full-scale portrait of the man, his curious writing habits, his place in the literary circles of his time, and the effects of his emotional life on his books.' Black and white illustrations, a bibliography and a list of all Bennett's works are included. 
Price: 13.75 USD
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53 6435 BENSON, E. F. As We Are : A Modern Review
Softcover; Trade PB Hogarth Press: London; c1932,1986; 307 pages Very Good- 
Spine and cover creases, edgewear, white portions of covers age yellowed, remenant of old price tag on rear cover. Pages yellowed but not brittle, a few smudges to page edges; interior pages clean, none loose.; A blend of fiction and opinion set during World War I by the creater of Lucia and other delightful characters from Riseholme. 
Price: 8.75 USD
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54 1184 Berendt, John Midnight In the Garden of Good and Evil
Hardcover Random House: 1994; Reprint 8vo; 388 pages Very Good+ in Very Good+ dust wrapper 
Spine head and tail lightly bumped with corresponding slight wrinkles in dust wrapper. A very nice copy.; Basis for the movie starring Kevin Spacey of murder in Savannah, Georgia.  
Price: 9.75 USD
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Folk Keeper, The, BILLINGSLEY, Franny
55 6440 BILLINGSLEY, Franny Folk Keeper, The
Hardcover Atheneum: NY; 1999; Third Printing 162 pages Very Good+ in Very Good+ dust wrapper 
Spine ends bumped, bottom board edges lightly bumped; no binding problems, pages clean and bright. Unclipped dust wrapper faintly edgeworn. A very nice copy.; 'As Folk Keeper at the Rhysbridge Home, Corinna feeds the fierce, dark-dwelling cave Folk; keeps them from souring the milk, killing the chickens, and venting their anger on the neighborhood; and writes it all down in her Folk Record. Since only boys are Folk Keepers, she has disguised herself as a boy, Corin, and it is a boy and a Folk Keeper she intends to stay.

Yet there comes a moment when someone else knows the truth. Old, dying Lord Merton not only knows she is a girl, but knows some of her other secrets as well. It is at his bidding that she, as Corin, leaves Rhysbridge to become Folk Keeper and a member of the family on Cliffsend, an isle where the Folk are fiercer than ever they were at Rhysbridge.

It is on Cliffsend that Corinna comes face to face with herself, with the powers she does have (some quite unexpected) and those she does not have (even if she lies and says she does). Who really is she? Why does her hair grow two inches a night? Why does the sea draw her? What does she really want? And what future can and will she choose?'; Recommended by Julie B. of the DES email discussion group. 
Price: 7.50 USD

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56 1188 Binchy, Maeve Copper Beech
Hardcover Delacorte Press: New York; 1992; First US Edition Very Good+ in Very Good dust wrapper  
345 pages; Spine head and tail lightly bumped, gift inscription on front free endpaper. No remainder mark. Dust wrapper, not price cut, edgeworn with one tiny closed tear at top front corner. ; This author recommended by Anne L. of the DES email discussion list.  
Price: 12.50 USD
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Nights of Rain and Stars , BINCHY, Maeve
57 5770 BINCHY, Maeve Nights of Rain and Stars
Hardcover Dutton: NY; 2004; Very Good+ in Very Good+ dust wrapper  
294 pages; Spine ends very lightly bumped, a few page edges creased. Unclipped dust wrapper has faint edgewear. A very nice copy.; 'In a tiny Greek seaside village, tourists enter a hilltop tavern, alone and in pairs, for a casual lunch. But a sudden tragedy in the harbor below brings them together, changing perfect strangers into unlikely friends. In the days that follow, their paths continue to cross and their secrets begin to unfold. Fiona left a nursing career in Ireland to be with a man everyone thinks is wrong for her. Elsa fled Germany once she learned the secrets the man she loves had been hiding from her. Thomas mourns his failed marriage and misses his son in California, while David yearns to reconcile with his family in England without having to go into the family business. Chance has brought them together in the middle of their separate journeys, and together they will find new ways of looking at the lives they left behind.' A bit slow in the beginning but an enjoyable read.  
Price: 9.75 USD
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58 671 Binchy, Maeve Return Journey
Hardcover Delacorte Press: New York; 1998; First US Edition Very Good+ in Very Good+ dust wrapper  
214 pages; Front free endpaper has top right corner clipped.; 14 short stories told in Binchy's inimitable style. ; This author recommended by Anne L. of the DES email discussion list.  
Price: 10.00 USD
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True Prep : It's a Whole New Old World, BIRNBACH, Lisa  with Chip Kidd
59 7087 BIRNBACH, Lisa with Chip Kidd True Prep : It's a Whole New Old World
Hardcover Knopf: NY; 2010; Second Printing 248 pages Very Good in Very Good+ dust wrapper 
Illustrated with drawings by Randy Glass and photographs by Geoff Spear. Spine ends and corners very lightly worn (not to boards). Unclipped dust wrapper faintly edgeworn. A very nice copy.; From the author of 'The Official Preppy Handbook'. Thirty years on she now looks at how the old guard of natural-fiber-loving, dog-worshipping, G&T-soaked preppies adapt to the new order things such as the Internet, cell phones, rehab, political correctness, reality TV, and polar fleece.; Image is actual copy on offer. 
Price: 10.50 USD
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60 411 Blair, Leona World of Difference
Hardcover Bantam Books: NY; 1989; First US Edition Very Good- in Very Good dust wrapper  
534 pages; Bottom corners bumped, foxed front endpaper and page edges, owner's signature; dust wrapper edgeworn.  
Price: 10.00 USD
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61 658 Blanchard, Alice Darkness Peering
Softcover; Advance Reading Copy Bantam: New York; 1999; Very Good 
339 pages; Edgeworn, no spine creases; Award winning author's first novel. Detective Rachel Storrow attempts to solve the murder of a teenage girl in Flowering Dogwood, Maine.  
Price: 6.75 USD
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62 2445 BLUME, Judy Summer Sisters
Softcover; Mass Market PB Dell Publishing: New York; c1998,1999; First Paperback Edition Very Good+  
399 pages; Very faint spine creases and edgewear, a very nice copy.; The author, perhaps best known for her children's books, writes a novel for adults of growing up in the 1970's and 80's and the complexitie s of friendship.  
Price: 5.00 USD
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63 5185 BOND, Michael Adventures of Paddington, The [A Bear Called Paddington and More About Paddington]
Hardcover Collins: London; c1958,59, 1990; Illustrated by Peggy Fortnum: Very Good in Very Good+ dust wrapper  
B&W Illustrations; 254 pages; Spine ends lightly bumped, pages faintly yellowed. Short tear at bottom margin of one page now repaired with archival tape.Dust wrapper is lightly edgeworn and rubbed. A nice copy.; Our delightful introduction to Paddington, a bear born in darkest Peru and sent to London by his Aunt Lucy when she moved to the Lima retirement home for bears. This omnibus edition has the first two wonderful books in this series with the original b&w illustration s by Peggy Fortnum. Highly recommended for children aged 6-60. :o)  
Price: 11.75 USD
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Book Darts (package of 40), Book Darts
64 2759 Book Darts Book Darts (package of 40)
Non-Book 
Paper-thin bronze linemarker slides on your page securely at any chosen line. Opens book at each line you saved until you remove it for reuse.; Eliminate: Bent corners, Paper clips, Underlining, Highlighting, Sticky papers and pages 'When you find a passage in a book that you want to come back to, place a book dart in position pointing exactly to the information you are interested in. Later, the passage is easy to find and the book dart is thin enough that you can close the book and not mar the paper.' Useful in cookbooks, spiritual reading, poetry, manuals and handbooks, etc. Great for marking sections for further study, for book discussions, or as a simple bookmark that won't get lost. ; Shipping is $1.00 per pkg. of 40 in the US for first class shipping. Please select the ONLY BOOK DARTS shipping option. 
Price: 5.95 USD
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Our Finest Day: D-Day, June 6, 1944, BOWDEN, Mark ; (Foreword by Stephen E. Ambrose)
65 6313 BOWDEN, Mark ; (Foreword by Stephen E. Ambrose) Our Finest Day: D-Day, June 6, 1944
Hardcover Chronicle Books: San Francisco, CA; 2002; First US Edition 4to 11" - 13" tall; 32 pages Very Good+ 
Spine ends and corners lightly bumped. No dust wrapper, as issued. A very nice copy indeed.; 'Produced in cooperation with the National D-Day Museum in New Orleans, this book uses multicolored text, illustrations, and photographs to create what Bowden calls "an interactive history with removable artifacts." ' 'This vivid, thick-paged picture book is peppered with first-person accounts of the event by journalist A.J. Liebling and other enlisted men. It is 'chock-full of D-Day mementos tucked into ... compartments from Eisenhower's handwritten notes to the troops to a replica of the tag on a grenade pin. Highlights among the texts included in pockets and fake manila envelopes are a disarmingly quaint "Pocket Guide to France," with line drawings and common French phrases on the back; a reproduction of the front page of the New York Times from June 6 with news of the "Great Invasion" in bold letters; and the Operational Orders for the 29th infantry division, stamped "top secret" in red across the top.'; Book will not fit safely in an International Priority Mail envelope. 
Price: 12.50 USD
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