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Phantom : a novel, KAY, Susan
421 6423 KAY, Susan Phantom : a novel
Hardcover; Book Club Edition Delacorte Press: NY; 1991; 458 pages Very Good+ in Very Good+ dust wrapper 
Spine ends lightly bumped, small previous owner name on front free endpaper, a few small smudges on page edges. Red dust wrapper with stylized gold mask very lightly rubbed and edgeworn. No price on dust wrapper and circular indentation on back cover indicates this is a book club edition. A very nice copy.; A captivating re-telling of the story of 'The Phantom of the Opera'. "This is the story of Erik, the child born disfigured, destined to become the Phantom of the Opera. It is the story of a quest for the simplest of heart's desires: to be loved. It is a story of power and darkness, of magic and murder, of sensuality, betrayal, and ultimately, the eternal quality of love." Recommended. 
Price: 39.75 USD
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422 795 Kay, Terry To Dance With The White Dog
Hardcover Peachtree Publishers: Atlanta, GA; 1990; First US Edition 178 pages Near Fine in Very Good+ dust wrapper 
Unclipped dust wrapper slightly rubbed. A lovely copy. ; Basis for the wonderful 1993 film starring Hume Cronyn and Jessica Tandy. This novel was inspired by the author's parents and their wonderful relationship.  
Price: 37.50 USD
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423 4814 KAYE, M. M. Trade Wind
Softcover; Mass Market PB Penguin: Harmondsworth, England; c1963, 1981; 631 pages Very Good 
Slightly curved spine lightly creased, covers lightly creased and edgeworn. Page edges yellowed, tiny margin tear on one page repaired with archival tape; interior pages clean, none loose.; By the author of "The Far Pavilions and "Shadow of the Moon." Hero Hollis, the niece of the American consul, comes to the island of Zanzibar in 1859. 
Price: 5.75 USD
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424 5193 KAYE, M. M. [Mary Margaret] Shadow of the Moon
Hardcover St. Martin's Press: New York; c1956,1979; Very Good in Good+ dust wrapper  
614 pages; Cloth spine ends lightly bumped and faintly worn, corners very lightly bumped, a few smudges on page edges, glue residue on front free endpaper (bookplate removed?) Binding is in excellent condition; clean and bright interior pages with no remainder mark. Unclipped dust wrapper, is rubbed and edgeworn, with a few small chips and some closed tears. ; When this novel was originally published in 1956 it was cut 55% by the publishers. This edition contains the final draft of the novel, with all the missing material included, as prepared by M. M. Kaye. The author of The Far Pavilions returns to 19th century India to tell the story of the great Indian Mutiny of 1857.  
Price: 10.75 USD
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425 1989 KEANE, Molly Queen Lear [Loving and Giving]
Paperback; Trade PB Penguin Books: New York; 1990; First Paperback Edition Very Good  
233 pages; Top text block edge lightly yellowed, spine creases, light edgewear, no loose pages, top front corner of cover slightly curled. ; Published as Loving and Giving in 1988. From the back cover "Molly Keane has a wickedly acute sense of the tattered manners of fading Anglo-Irish aristocracy in their deteriorating, lace-curtained estates. This sharp yet poignant comedy of a bygone age is too delicious to miss. "  
Price: 8.50 USD
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426 2240 KEANE, Molly (Farrell, M. J. ) Full House
Softcover; Trade PB Penguin (Virago): New York; c1935,1987; Very Good-  
320 pages; Skinned area on back cover where price sticker was removed, covers edgeworn. Text block edges yellowed as is common with Virago editions. ; From the cover: "First published in 1935, this is an exquisite novel with vivid descriptive passages and concise placing of emotions. In unravelling and exposing the precariousness of one family's security, Molly Keane has created one of her finest and most intuitive works. "  
Price: 10.00 USD
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427 1956 KEANE, Molly (Farrell, M. J. ) Rising Tide
Softcover; Trade PB Virago Modern Classics: New York; (1937)1984; Very Good  
320 pages; Edgewear, text block edges yellowed, remainder mark bottom edge, faint spine creases, no loose pages. ; Garonlea is the huge gothic house in Ireland, dominated by Lady Charlotte French-McGrath in 1900 but destined to change with the first world war, and the domestic event of the marriage of Cynthia to the youngest of the five children. The reader is lulled into thinking this is a gentle book about Irish country life dominated by riding and distinguished by rich descriptions and characters...unless the reader is a fan of Molly Keane's and knows her additional talent for perfectly shocking drama. This volume will not disappoint.  
Price: 9.25 USD
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Conversation Piece, KEANE, Molly (M. J. Farrell)
428 2596 KEANE, Molly (M. J. Farrell) Conversation Piece
Softcover; Trade PB Virago Press: London; c1932,1991; Reprint 273 pages Very Good 
Spine creases and light edgewear. Yellowed text block edges as is common with Virago press editions. No loose pages. ; Includes an interview between Polly Devlin and Molly Keane. 'Molly Keane the mistress of the Anglo-Irish tale, wrote ten novels as M. J. Farrell. Combining a rich portrait of zestful youth and the vagaries of age, with a colourful evocation of place, she brings a vanished world to life. '  
Price: 18.00 USD
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Two Days in Aragon, KEANE, Molly [Farrell, M. J.]
429 6508 KEANE, Molly [Farrell, M. J.] Two Days in Aragon
Paperback Penguin Books--Virago Press: New York; c1941,1986; 256 pages Very Good- 
Spine and covers creased and edgeworn. Pages yellowed, edges darker as is common with these Virago Press editions. ; Introduction by Polly Devlin. ; 'Grania and Sylvia live in the Georgian house of Aragon, with their mother, Aunt Pidgie and Nan, the family nurse. Grania is conducting an affair with Nan's son, Foley, whilst Sylvia falls for Captain Purvis. But the days of dignified calm are numbered, for Foley is a member of Sinn Fein.' 
Price: 7.50 USD
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430 3981 KEANE, Molly [M. J. Farrell] Devoted Ladies
Trade PB Penguin; Virago Modern Classics: New York; (1934)1985; Reprint 256 pages Very Good- 
No spine creases, covers edgeworn and rubbed, page edges yellowed as is often seen with Virago editions. Small skinned area on back cover price area. ; 'It is 1933. Jessica and Jane have been living together for six months. They are devoted friends--or are they? Jessica loves her friend with the cruelty of total possessiveness. Jane is rich, silly, and drinks rather too many brandy-and-sodas. Watching from the sidelines, Sylvester regrets that she should be loved and bullied and perhaps even murdered by that frightful Jessica but decides it is none of his business. When the Irish gentleman George Playfair meets Jane, however, he thinks otherwise: he entices Jane to Ireland where the battle for her devotion begins... A studied satire of art deco decadence and louche behavior, "Devoted Ladies" is a sharp and glittering satire on female love.' 
Price: 8.00 USD
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Devoted Ladies, KEANE, Molly [M. J. Farrell]
431 7262 KEANE, Molly [M. J. Farrell] Devoted Ladies
Softcover; Trade PB Virago Modern Classics: London; c1934, 1998; Reprint 303 pages Very Good- 
Spine sunned and creased, covers creased and edgworn. Pages clean but age browned (especially edges) as is common with Virago editions. This edition has the Virago apple on the title page and spine with Tatler printed underneath, no ISBN information printed. Copyright information says Virago a division of Little, Brown and Company. Possibly a promotional or gift with purchase issue in conjunction withTatler magazine. Introduction by Polly Devlin.; 'It is 1933. Jessica and Jane have been living together for six months. They are devoted friends--or are they? Jessica loves her friend with the cruelty of total possessiveness. Jane is rich, silly, and drinks rather too many brandy-and-sodas. Watching from the sidelines, Sylvester regrets that she should be loved and bullied and perhaps even murdered by that frightful Jessica but decides it is none of his business. When the Irish gentleman George Playfair meets Jane, however, he thinks otherwise: he entices Jane to Ireland where the battle for her devotion begins... A studied satire of art deco decadence and louche behavior, "Devoted Ladies" is a sharp and glittering satire on female love.'; Image is actual copy on offer. 
Price: 7.75 USD
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Loving Without Tears, KEANE, Molly [M. J. Farrell]
432 7338 KEANE, Molly [M. J. Farrell] Loving Without Tears
Softcover; Trade PB Virago Press: London; c1951, 1988; 256 pages Good+ 
"Angel, formidable hostess, social charmer and mother par excellence, confidently awaits the return of her little boy from the trials of war. She could not anticipate that the teenager who went away will return a grown man - bronzed and world-weary - a sophisticated American widow on his arm. Nor could she anticpate that her irrepressible daughter Slaney will similarly throw herself into romance (without asking her advice) and even her niece Tiddley will show an unexpected determination in getting on with her life. Faced with domestic insurrection on a grand scale, Angel will have to sharpen her wits to maintain her tyranny." This edition has an introduction by Russell Harty.; Edgewear and cover creases, 2" tear bottom of front cover now repaired with archival tape. Pages pale tan with darker edges as is common with Virago editions; pages clean, none loose. ; Image is actual copy on offer. 
Price: 8.25 USD
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Mariana, KEARSLEY, Susanna [Mary Lynne Williamson]
433 6239 KEARSLEY, Susanna [Mary Lynne Williamson] Mariana
Hardcover; Book Club Edition BCA: London; 1994; 380 pages Very Good in Very Good dust wrapper 
The only hardback version of this title ever published. Bottom corners bumped, spine ends bumped and faintly creased, page edges pale yellow with a few smudges. Interior pages clean and bright, no binding problems. Dust wrapper has edgewear and a sunned spine. A nice copy of a rather scarce edition. ; When Julia Beckett first saw Greywethers, a handsome 16th century farmhouse in a small Wiltshire village she knew it was "her" house. Many years later it became her home. As she becomes acquainted with the villagers she finds herself back in time as Mariana, a young woman that lived at Greywethers during the great plague of 1665 and who must deal with the aftermath of the Civil War. Winner of the 1993 Catherine Cookson Fiction Prize. Highly recommended.; 'I love Kearsley's novels.'- Lyn B. author of the 'I Prefer Reading' blog and member of the DoveGrey and DES email discussion groups. This author also recommended by Anne H. of the AT email discussion group. Image is actual copy on offer. 
Price: 82.75 USD
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Splendour Falls, The, KEARSLEY, Susanna [Mary Lynne Williamson]
434 4064 KEARSLEY, Susanna [Mary Lynne Williamson] Splendour Falls, The
Hardcover; Book Club Edition Transworld Publishers Ltd.: London; 1995; 380 pages Very Good in Very Good dust wrapper 
Book is slightly cocked, spine ends bumped, previous owner signature and note on front free endpaper. Book is clean and bright. Dust wrapper is lightly edgeworn and rubbed. A nice copy.; Another wonderful novel by this creative writer. It is rather scarce in hardback. "Chinon-chateau of legend, steeped in the history of France and England. It is to Chinon that Emily goes on a long-awaited holiday, to meet her charming but unreliable cousin, Harry. Harry wanted to explore the old town and the castle, where Queen Isabelle, child bride of King John, had withstood the siege of Chinon many centuries ago, and where, according to legend, she hid her casket of jewels. But when Emily arrives at her hotel she finds that Harry has disappeared, and as she tries to find him she becomes involved with some of the other guests and learns of a mystery dating from the German occupation during the Second World War. Another Isabelle, a chambermaid at the hotel, fell in love with a German soldier, with tragic results.Emily becomes increasingly aware of strange tensions, old enmities and new loves; as she explores the city, with its labyrinthine dungeons and tunnels and its ancient secrets, she comes ever closer to the mystery of what happened to both the Isabelles of Chinon's history." Recommended. ; 'I love Kearsley's novels.'- Lyn B. author of the 'I Prefer Reading' blog and member of the DoveGrey and DES email discussion groups. This author also recommended by Anne H. of the AT email discussion group. Image is actual copy on offer. 
Price: 87.50 USD
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Ladies of Lyndon, The, KENNEDY, Margaret
435 7332 KENNEDY, Margaret Ladies of Lyndon, The
Softcover; Trade PB Dial Press (Virago Modern Classic): NY; c1923, 1982; 320 pages Very Good- 
Spine and cover creases, edgewear and a short closed tear. Bottom textblock edge remainder sprayed, top edge faintly soiled. A few page corners creased; interior pages clean, none loose. ; This edition has a new introduction by Nicola Beauman. Margaret Kennedy was born in 1896 and attended Somerville in 1914 with Dorothy Sayers, Vera Brittain, and Winifred Holtby. This was her first novel. It is comic, ironical, elegant, witty and a period piece of Edwardian England. Agatha marries in haste to assume leadership over the vast household at Lyndon estate, as her mother wishes. She spends several years wondering if her choice was the right one.; This author recommended by Holly H. of the DES and AT email discussion groups, Susan M. of the DES discussion group, and blogger Bree W. Susannah S. of the AT email discussion list says 'My all-time favorite author is Margaret Kennedy.' Image is actual copy on offer. 
Price: 9.95 USD
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Troy Chimneys, KENNEDY, Margaret
436 7245 KENNEDY, Margaret Troy Chimneys
Softcover; Trade PB Virago Modern Classics: London; c1953,1985; 245 pages Very Good 
Some edgewear and cover creasing, skinned area on spine (price tag removed?) text block edges yellowed as is common with Virago editions. No spine creases; pages clean. ; With a new introduction by Anita Brookner, this is an unusual, complicated historical novel. It was the recipient of the JamesTait Black Memorial Prize in 1953. The prolific and successful writer Margaret Kennedy, writes of Miles Lufton, a self-made Regency politician with enormous personal gifts...and a disreputable alter-ego. The title is the name of his country house, perfect place of contentment but as elusive to Miles as it is memorable to the reader. ; This author recommended by Holly H. of the DES and AT email discussion groups. 'Troy Chimneys is very engaging.' says Susan M. of the DES discussion group. Susannah S. of the AT email discussion list says 'My all-time favorite author is Margaret Kennedy.' Also recommended by Ali, author of the 'HeavenAli' blog. Image is actual copy on offer. 
Price: 8.50 USD
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437 1277 King, Laurie Darker Place
Softcover; Mass Market PB Bantam Books: New York; 1999; Near Fine  
477 pages; A new paperback book. ; This is not one of the author's Mary Russell and S. Holmes series. It is set in present day US. Anne Waverly is an undercover FBI operative.  
Price: 4.50 USD
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Monstrous Regiment of Women, A, KING, Laurie
438 6439 KING, Laurie Monstrous Regiment of Women, A
Hardcover St Martins Press: NY; 1995; First US Edition; First Printing 326 pages Very Good+ in Very Good+ dust wrapper 
Spine ends bumped and very lightly worn, page edges have a few light smudges. Unclipped dust wrapper is very lightly edgeworn and rubbed. A very nice copy. ; Mary Russell's studies at Oxford are completed and her adventures with Sherlock Holmes continue in this second mystery in the series. Highly recommended.; King names the Lord Peter books by Sayers as books she re-reads often because of the wonderful language, and implies that they are one of the major influences that taught her to write as a British person of the time period. (Lord Peter makes a cameo apperance in "A Letter of Mary".) This series recommended by Jerri C. of the ATS and the AT and DES email discussion groups. 
Price: 28.75 USD
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439 302 King, Stephen Tommyknockers, The
Hardcover Putnam: NY; 1987; First US Edition 558 pages Very Good in Very Good dust wrapper 
"Permissions to come" on copyright page as is required for the true first printing of the first edition. Author's name in red on dust wrapper indicates this is the first printing of the dust wrapper. Book is cocked, spine has vertical crease that does not damage binding. Unclipped black dust wrapper is a bit rubbed. ; Basis for the television mini-series of the same name starring Jimmy Smits and Marg Helgenberger. 
Price: 8.50 USD
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The Easy Trip : The Loss of 106 Squadron Lancaster LL 975 Pommereval 24/25 June 1944, KNAGGS, Bill
440 6263 KNAGGS, Bill The Easy Trip : The Loss of 106 Squadron Lancaster LL 975 Pommereval 24/25 June 1944
Softcover; Trade PB Perth & Kinross Libraries: Perth; 2001; 95 pages B&W Photographs: Very Good+ 
Faint cover creases, very light edgewear. A very nice copy indeed.; 'There was a shudder and a rasping noise throughout the Lancaster as we were raked from nose to tail by cannon fire from a night-fighter. It ivas obvious that we were in a desperate state; both port and starboard inner engines had caught fire, warm liquid flowed down my face, hydraulic fluid from the shattered front turret above my head. Within seconds Stan gave the orders no bomber crew hoped to hear. His actual words were, "We've had it boys bale out".' An enthralling memoir of an RAF evader in Occupied France during 1944.; Recommended by Bill H. 
Price: 49.75 USD
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441 1693 Knebel, Fletcher Night of Camp David
Hardcover Harper & Row: New York; 1965; First US Edition Very Good+  
336 pages; Blue cloth binding lightly rubbed, text block edges faintly yellowed; no dust wrapper. ; A political novel of a US president suffering from mental illness.  
Price: 10.00 USD
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Swan Thieves, The, KOSTOVA, Elizabeth
442 6805 KOSTOVA, Elizabeth Swan Thieves, The
Hardcover Little, Brown: NY; 2010; First US Edition 564 pages Very Good+ in Very Good+ dust wrapper 
Spine tail faintly bumped, scratch along bottom text block edge and a few faint smudges; interior pages clean and bright, no binding problems. Unclipped dust wrapper lightly edgeworn, a few smudges on white rear flap. ; "Psychiatrist Andrew Marlow, devoted to his profession and the painting hobby he loves, has a solitary but ordered life. When renowned painter Robert Oliver attacks a canvas in the National Gallery of Art and becomes his patient, Marlow finds that order destroyed. Desperate to understand the secret that torments the genius, he embarks on a journey that leads him into the lives of the women closest to Oliver, a series of centuries old love letters, and a tragedy at the heart of French Impressionism. Kostova's masterful new novel travels from American cities to the coast of Normandy, from the late 19th century to the late 20th, from young love to last love. THE SWAN THIEVES is a story of obsession, history's losses, and the power of art to preserve human hope." - Publisher. Recommended. Oversized book will not fit safely in an Int'l Priority envelope. Cover matches sample image. 
Price: 8.75 USD
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443 369 Krinard, Susan Prince Of Wolves
Softcover; Trade PB Bantam Books: NY; 1994; Uncorrected Proof 456 pages Very Good+ 
Uncorrected page proofs in wraps. Very light edgewear; unread. ; 'Joelle Randall discovers that the guide who is helping her find the site of the plane crash that killed her parents is more than he seems.' 
Price: 5.00 USD
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Extravagance , KRIST, Gary
444 5822 KRIST, Gary Extravagance
Hardcover Broadway Books: NY; 2002; First US Edition Very Good+ in Near Fine dust wrapper  
291 pages; Spine tail bumped, a few smudges to page edges. Unclipped dust wrapper has faint edgewear. A very nice copy.; 'William Tobias Merrick, an energetic young man from the provinces, travels to the big city in a time of great optimism and ferment, hoping to make his mark on a frenzied, money-crazed society obsessed with the promise of new technologies. The city in question is London in the 1690s. It is also New York in the 1990s. The new technologies are diving bells and pneumatic winches; they are also wireless telecommunication devices and patented biotechnology processes. In this time-tripping novel of speculative fever, the author tells the same story with the same set of characters in two separate times and settings, in language appropriate to each. Unfolding simultaneously in two distant but remarkably similar periods of history "Extravagance" is a comic picaresque novel of financial mania, the story of a world gripped by irrational exuberance.'; Published @ $24.00.  
Price: 8.00 USD
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445 4003 L'ENGLE, Madeleine Severed Wasp, A
Hardcover Farrar Straus Giroux: NY; 1982; First US Edition Very Good- in Very Good- dust wrapper  
388 pages; Spine ends, faded board edges and corners bumped, two corners reveal boards. Page edges lightly smudged, interior pages clean, no binding problems. Unclipped dust wrapper is edgeworn with a few tiny chips and closed tears. Triangular tear at spine head repaired with archival tape, small skinned area on spine near tail. ; The continuing story of Katherine Forrester, a concert pianist. Her story began in 'The Small Rain'.  
Price: 11.75 USD
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