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441 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
442 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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443 302 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
444 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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445 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
446 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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447 369 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
448 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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449 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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450 3987 L'ENGLE, Madeleine Small Rain, The
Softcover; Trade PB Noonday Press: NY; c1945,1991; Reprint Very Good  
371 pages; Sunned and lightly curved spine is creased, light edgewear, page edges have a few smudges; interior pages clean, none loose. ; Katherine Forrester's childhood and young womanhood in New York and France as the daughter of distinguished musical artists. Her story is continued in 'A Severed Wasp'.  
Price: 9.50 USD
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451 1580 L'Engle, Madeleine Wrinkle in Time, A
Softcover; Trade PB Dell Yearling Books: New York; c1962, 1985; 211 pages Very Good- 
Covers lightly rubbed, spine creases, text block edges lightly browned, no loose pages. ; A delightful Newbery Award winning science fiction classic. We meet the Murray family for the first time. Highly recommended. Basis for the television mini-series of the same name. 
Price: 5.00 USD
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452 5464 LAKER, Rosalind Claudine's Daughter
Hardcover; Book Club Edition Doubleday & Company: Garden City; 1978; Very Good in Very Good dust wrapper  
382 pages; Spine ends and corners very lightly bumped and worn, page edges pale yellow; no binding problems, pages clean and bright, a nice copy. Dust wrapper lightly edgeworn and has slightly yellowed flaps. ; Young, beautiful, independent, and now widowed Lucy Attwood di Castelloni leaves Italy and travels to Easthampton, an English seaside resort. Growing up as an orphan in an Italian convent she had always longed to visit Attwood Grange, her parents' ancestral estate.Now she had arrived and it was not exactly as she had envisioned.  
Price: 6.50 USD
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453 1572 Laker, Rosalind Golden Tulip
Hardcover Doubleday: NY; 1991; First US Edition 8vo ; 585 pages Very Good in Very Good+ dust wrapper 
One bottom corner bumped, vertical indentation to spine, no binding problems. Previous owner signature scribbled out in ink on front endpaper; dust wrapper, not price cut, has a faintly sunned spine. 
Price: 22.50 USD
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454 4402 LAKER, Rosalind To Dance With Kings
Hardcover; Book Club Edition Doubleday: New York; 1988; Very Good in Very Good dust wrapper  
566 pages; Foredge of pages soiled, spine ends bumped; interior pages clean. Dust wrapper lightly edgeworn with a one inch closed tear at spine head. ; The absorbing story of the Dremont family women, from Louis XIV, the 'Sun King', to the turmoil of the French Revolution. A well done historical novel.  
Price: 9.50 USD
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455 5338 LAKER, Rosalind Tree of Gold
Hardcover; Ex-Library Bantam Books: New York; 1986; First US Edition 350 pages Very Good- in Very Good- dust wrapper  
An ex-library copy with the expected stamps, markings, and pocket. Rear pastedown has a portion of the dust wrapper flap where it was once attached to book, leaving flap chipped. Book is slightly cocked, page edges have some soil, cloth spine ends bumped and split, bottom corners bumped. Unclipped dust wrapper has a sunned spine and light edgewear but no library markings. ; Gabrielle Roche is a young French woman in the early 1800's. Her family owns one of the largest silk cloth design and weaving businesses in Lyons. Her new husband owns a silkworm farm and does not encourage Gabrielle's "unfeminine" interest in everything to do with the silk business. The title refers to the mulberry tree, the only thing silkworms eat.  
Price: 18.75 USD
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456 3414 LAKER, Rosalind Venetian Mask, The
Hardcover Doubleday: New York; 1993; First US Edition Very Good in Very Good dust wrapper  
422 pages; Spine ends lightly bumped, two red smudges on bottom page edges, book is slightly cocked. Interior pages and covers clean and bright. Dust wrapper, not price cut, has a bit of edgewear and rubbing. Inner white flaps faintly yellowed at edges which we have seen before with this edition.; Novel, set in 18th Century Venice, involves three women who became friends as children. The eldest gives up a promising operatic career to marry a Venetian maskmaker, while the other two wed men who are sworn enemies. They lead very different lives as adults but continue to support each other and, literally, save each other's lives.  
Price: 15.75 USD
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457 6281 LAMBERT, Janet Star-Spangled Summer
Softcover; Mass Market PB Tempo Books: NY; c1941,1964; Second Printing 253 pages Good+ 
Light spine and cover creases, covers edgeworn and rubbed with a few tiny closed tears. Old bookstore stamp and previous owner name inside front cover. Pages pale brown but clean and not brittle; none loose. ; The first book in the Penny Parrish series for young adults. Carrol Houghton spends a very enjoyable summer with Penny Parrish and her warm and loving family at Fort Arden in Kansas. Penny and Carrol share the fun and adventure of life on a military base.; This series recommended by Luette S. of the AT and DES email discussion groups and by Susan D. also of the DES email discussion group. 
Price: 8.00 USD
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458 892 LANE, Peter Princess Michael of Kent
Hardcover Salem House: Manchester, New Hampshire; 1986; First US Edition Very Good+ in Very Good+ dust wrapper  
B&W Photographs; 197 pages; Spine ends faintly bumped, three consecutive pages each have a minute closed tear at top edge. Dust wrapper very lightly edgeworn. A very nice copy. ; An unauthorized biography of Princess Michael. She did read some chapters and said 'she appreciated the sincerity of the author's scholarship. "  
Price: 13.00 USD
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459 928 LANGTON, Sarah Daily Graphic Royal Family Picture Annual: Volume One, The Annual Pageant of Royal Pictures
Hardcover Pitkin: London; N.D.; Very Good-  
B&W Photographs; 112 pages; Pastedowns and front free endpapers foxed, text block edges browned, red cloth binding clean but worn at edges (not to boards); no binding problems, interior pages clean and bright. No dust wrapper. ; An interesting historical record, the 226 black and white photographs in this album are from August 1951 to mid 1952. They show many members of the British Royal Family attending various state and private functions, on international visits, and attending George VI's funeral. No publication date stated but must be from 1952 as there is mention of Volume two to be published in 1953.  
Price: 8.50 USD
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Village, The, LASKI, Marghanita
460 5228 LASKI, Marghanita Village, The
Softcover; Trade PB Persephone Books: London; c1952, 2004; 302 pages Near Fine in Near Fine dust wrapper 
A new book with faint edgewear. Persephone editions have uniform grey covers and dust wrappers with lovely decorated endpapers (see image) unique to each title.; First published in 1952, this novel begins on the very day WWII ended.Two women from different social backgrounds have worked together at a Red Cross post and become firm friends. As they leave the Red Cross post for the last time both know that the friendship will not continue.

"When Wendy goes back up the road to Wood View on Priory Hill ‘where the gentry lived’ and Edith goes downhill on the other side, ‘down Station Road among the working-classes’, they both assume that the values and habits of pre-war Britain will continue. But Britain had already changed a great deal, a change symbolised by Edith’s son Roy, a printer with excellent prospects, falling in love with the penniless Margaret, Wendy’s daughter.

Wendy’s attempt to cling on to her old way of life was already under pressure by 1939 and had become even more absurd by 1945. It is Edith who is the New Britain, with her prosperous son and her commonsense and indeed kindness; Wendy, with her snobbery and her refusal to change and her uncompromising attitude to her daughter, is the Old.

This is an extremely enjoyable and well-written novel evoking an entire community (there is a long cast of characters at the beginning), and a whole way of life, and has one of the most ancient plots in the world – a young couple who fall in love but are forbidden to marry."; Recommended by Kristi J. of the ATS, AT and DES email discussion lists, Sally P. and Scott of the DES list and by Lyn B. author of the 'I Prefer Reading' blog and member of the DoveGrey and DES email discussion groups. 
Price: 21.75 USD

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461 269 Leamer, Laurence Kennedy Women
Hardcover Villard: NY; 1994; 933 pages Very Good+ in Very Good+ dust wrapper 
First edition stated, no price on dust wrapper. ; The history of five generations of Kennedy women.  
Price: 8.50 USD
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462 260 LeCarre, John [David Cornwell] Perfect Spy
Hardcover Knopf: NY; 1986; First US Edition 475 pages Very Good in Very Good dust wrapper 
Edgeworn; dust wrapper edgeworn, top of spine wrinkled.; A senior member of British Intelligence disappears. Written by a British ex-spy. 
Price: 10.00 USD
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463 6278 LEE, Laurie Edge of Day, The : A Boyhood in the West of England [Cider with Rosie]
Softcover; Trade PB Time Inc.: New York; c1959,1965; 260 pages Illustrated by John Ward; B&W Illustrations: Very Good 
Spine lightly creased, white covers lightly soiled, page edges foxed; interior pages clean, none loose. ; Also published as 'Cider with Rosie'. A poet remembers his early life in a remote Cotswold village. His memories are of a way of life that was brought to an end when the first motor car came into the valley. From the author's note: 'This is a recollection of early boyhood, and some of the facts may be distorted by time.'; Recommended by several members of the ATS, AT and DES email discussion groups. 
Price: 5.50 USD
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464 468 Lerner, Gerda Creation Of The Feminist Consciousness: From The Middle Ages To Eighteen-se venty
Hardcover Oxford University Press: NY; 1993; First US Edition Very Good+ in Very Good+ dust wrapper  
395 pages; Book has dent on board edges, looks as if it was dropped on a table edge; Feminism was not a 20th Century idea. Because the history of women was not recorded each generation of women has had to reinvent ideas that other women had already defined. What has Western civilization missed out on because it has marginalized half of its population?  
Price: 17.50 USD
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465 6796 LINDSAY, Philip Sisters of Rye, The
Hardcover Hutchinson of London: London; 1960; First Edition 288 pages Very Good in Very Good dust wrapper 
Black cloth boards with silver lettering on spine spine and rye decoration in pale blue. Boards very lightly soiled, spine ends lightly bumped; no binding problems. Pastedowns and endpapers lightly foxed, page edges pale brown with a few smudges. Previous owner names and inscription "Bought in Rye at Faber Bookstore August 8, 1960" on front free endpaper; interior pages clean. Unclipped dust wrapper, designed by Biro, lightly edgeworn and creased. White rear panel pale tan. ; A period romance set in the beginning of the 19th century. The author was born in Australia in 1906 and moved to England in the 1930's. The author of many historical novels he lived in Beckley, a small village near Rye and Hastings in Sussex. 
Price: 16.75 USD
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