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461 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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462 468 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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463 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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Divorced, Beheaded, Survived; A Feminist Reinterpretation of the Wives of Henry VIII, LINDSEY, Karen
464 2379 LINDSEY, Karen Divorced, Beheaded, Survived; A Feminist Reinterpretation of the Wives of Henry VIII
Softcover; Trade PB Addison-Wesley Pub.: Reading, MA; c1995,1996; First Paperback Edition 231 pages Very Good 
No spine creases, faint cover creases and rubbing, slight edgewear. A few smudges to page edges; interior pages clean and bright, none loose.; "The women who wed Henry VIII are remembered mainly for the ways their royal marriages ended: divorced, beheaded, died, divorced, beheaded, survived. This book helps to restore full humanity to these six fascinating women by applying the insights of feminist scholarship. Here they appear not as stereotypes, not simply as victims, but as lively, intelligent noblewomen doing their best to survive in a treacherous court. Divorced, Beheaded, Survived takes a revisionist look at 16th-century English politics (domestic and otherwise), reinterpreting the historical record in perceptive new ways. For example, it shows Ann Boleyn not as a seductress, but as a sophisticate who for years politely suffered what we would now label royal sexual harassment. It presents evidence that the princess Anne of Cleves, whom Henry declared ugly and banished from his bed, was in fact a pretty woman who agreed to the king's whim as her best hope for happiness." Recommended by the late Jane S. formerly of the ATS. Book matches sample image. 
Price: 12.00 USD
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Dance on Blood, LINSCOTT, Gillian
465 7298 LINSCOTT, Gillian Dance on Blood
Softcover; Mass Market PB Virago Press: London; 1998; 250 pages Very Good 
Spine and cover creases, a bit of edgewear. Page edges pale yellow as is often found in Virago publications, interior pages clean, none loose. ; The seventh book in the series featuring Nelly Bray, suffragette and solver of mysteries. "Nell Bray would do almost anything for the Vote, but planting a bomb in a house belonging to David Lloyd George, Chancellor of the Exchequer, is where she draws the line. Her friends have other ideas and, in trying to head them off, Nell becomes a leading suspect. But instead of landing up in a prison cell again, she receives an urgent invitation to breakfast at 11 Downing Street with Lloyd George himself. "

Author is a BBC reporter turned full time writer. She has also written several titles under the pseudonym Caro Peacock.; Although the middle of the series this mystery can stand alone (we read it before reading any of the others in the series.) "Linscott demonstrates a fine touch with setting, character and plot, her attention to detail is meticulous and utterly convincing."- The Times 'Masters of Crime' Image is actual copy on offer. 
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466 2050 LIVELY, Penelope Boy Without a Name
Hardcover Parnassus Press: Berkeley, CA; 1975; Illustrated by Ann Dalton: Very Good-  
47 pages; Decorated mustard cloth binding has two small areas on front cover that look insect damaged, showing the boards and one small soiled area (price tag residue?); otherwise book is in very nice condition. No dust wrapper. ; A young orphan returns to the village of Swinfield, England where he was born in 1634. Book is profusely illustrated with colour and black and white drawings.  
Price: 10.00 USD
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467 1154 Lively, Penelope Cleopatra's Sister
Hardcover Harper Collins: New York; 1993; Second Printing Near Fine in Very Good+ dust wrapper  
8vo; 282 pages; Previous owner name and date on free endpaper. Dust wrapper, not price cut, has slight wrinkle at spine head. First Edition stated, but is second printing. ; Author won the Booker Prize for her previous novel, Moon Tiger.  
Price: 11.00 USD
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468 1295 Lively, Penelope Heat Wave
Hardcover Harper Collins: New York; 1996; First US Edition Very Good in Very Good+ dust wrapper  
215 pages; White boards soiled, book slightly cocked. Dust wrapper, not price cut, slightly edgeworn and rubbed. ; Author won the Booker Prize for 'Moon Tiger'.  
Price: 13.50 USD
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469 5838 LIVELY, Penelope Moon Tiger
Hardcover Grove Press: NY; 1988; First US Edition Very Good+ in Very Good+ dust wrapper  
208 pages; Spine ends faintly bumped, front free endpaper and page edges a few tiny smudges. Unclipped dust wrapper has faint edgewear. A lovely copy.; Winner of the Booker Prize. Claudia is dying in hospital and recalls the central event of her life, World War II in Cairo as a war correspondent. Her story is told through many voices, including the voice of her forever young lover, a tank officer, via Claudia's reading of his diary, written in the desert before his death.  
Price: 14.00 USD
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470 1031 Lofts, Norah Calf For Venus
Hardcover Doubleday: Garden City, NY; 1949; First US Edition Very Good+ in Very Good dust wrapper  
253 pages; Blue cloth binding with bright gilt lettering on spine. Original price sticker from dept. Store on back pastedown, corners and spine head and tail lightly bumped and worn (not to boards) , text block edges faintly yellowed. Dust wrapper still has price, isedgeworn, especially at extremities, one small hole on back; In his determination to save an innocent girl, Dr. Shadbolt's life is diverted from medicine to more dangerous, clandestine, and lucrative pursuits.  
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471 1535 Lofts, Norah Day of the Butterfly
Hardcover; Book Club Edition Doubleday: Garden City, N. Y.; (1979) 1980; Very Good in Very Good- dust wrapper  
328 pages; Spine head and tail and corners bumped, cloth at spine head beginning to fray. Binding is in very good condition, pages clean and bright. Edgeworn dust wrapper has top corner clipped and is chipped at spine ends. ; Winner of the Georgette Heyer award; this novel is set in England in the early nineteenth century. When Daisy loses her first job in London as a nursemaid, it looks as if she is destined for a brothel. Instead she is trained as a dancer and later attracts the eye of an artist.  
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How Far to Bethlehem?, LOFTS, Norah
472 6778 LOFTS, Norah How Far to Bethlehem?
Hardcover Hutchinson & Company: London; 1965; First British Edition 352 pages Very Good in Very Good- dust wrapper 
Spine ends and corners lightly bumped and worn (not to boards). Page edges pale yellow; interior pages clean, no binding problems. Christmas sticker and gift inscription from 1965 on front free endpaper. Price clipped dust wrapper edgeworn, a few small chips and short tears, tiny figures in ink on top front flap. ; A retelling of the story of the Three Kings Christmas story.; Recommended by Kristi J. of the AT and DES email discussion groups.

'Melchior had never seen anything like it; the star was so bright, so full of tragedy and glory. He knew at once that it was his task to find the child and warn its parents. But Melchior was old, poor and unwise in the ways of men. Providence took him to the barbarian king, Gaspar, who wanted to know if this great King in the East would be a threat to his empire. It was Balthazar, the escaped slave with a wonderful knowledge of languages, who helped them find their way across hazardous and violent country to Judea.Just as the three men began their journey, a young girl stood bravely before her betrothed husband in Nazareth trying to find the words to tell him that she was pregnant. Not only was the child not his but she had never known a man. How could she make him understand that their destiny was to raise the Christ-child together?

This classic novel weaves together all the characters of the Nativity, from the gentle strength of Mary and the kindness and loyalty of Joseph through the tempestuous journey of the three wisemen and the tragedy of the shepherds to the misery of the the innkeeper and his wife. As the day of the miraculous birth drew closer, all those who were to take part in in the greatest story ever told were given the choice whether to sink beneath their fear or to seek salvation.' Book matches sample image 
Price: 14.75 USD

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473 257 Lofts, Norah Old Priory
Hardcover Bodley Head: London; 1981; First British Edition 214 pages Very Good in Very Good dust wrapper 
Previous owner signature, spine ends bumped; dust wrapper, not price clipped, is edgeworn. 
Price: 22.50 USD
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474 6069 LONGDEN, Deric Diana's Story [Wide-Eyed and Legless]
Softcover; Mass Market PB Corgi Books: London; c1989,1997; Very Good+  
320 pages; Faint spine creases, very light edgewear. Page edges pale yellow; interior pages clean, a very nice copy. .This edition has a still from the film starring Julie Walters and Jim Broadbent (released as "The Wedding Gift" in the US) on the cover.; Basis for the film 'Wide-Eyed and Legless' starring Jim Broadbent and Julie Walters. This author 'can transform the bleakest moment with his warmth and wit. This is an extraordinarily funny account of a marriage based on love and on an exceptional sense of humour.'

'In 1971 Deric Longden's wife Diana fell ill with the mysterious disorder known as ME (myalgic encephalomyelitis), known in the US as Chronic Fatigue Syndrome. She was unable to move without a wheelchair, and was in almost constant pain. Equally distressing, perhaps, was the fact that every doctor she saw was unable to diagnose what was wrong with her. Deric, devoting more and more time to looking after Diana, watched his business gradually fail, and had to neglect his developing career as a broadcaster. He became househusband, nurse and caretaker of the woman he loved.'; All of this author's books are highly recommended and we don't know why they aren't published in the US. This title seems to have gone out of print.  
Price: 15.75 USD

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Enough to Make a Cat Laugh, LONGDEN, Deric
475 7132 LONGDEN, Deric Enough to Make a Cat Laugh
Hardcover; Book Club Edition Book Club Associates: London; 1996; 251 pages Very Good+ in Very Good+ dust wrapper 
Spine ends lightly bumped, pages light yellow (seen before in this edition); no binding problems, pages clean and bright. Dust wrapper has very light edgewear and faint creasing. A rather nice copy of a very funny book.; 'Throughout the 1990s Deric Longden has shared his life with a blind novelist, Aileen Armitage, and four cats: Thermal, Tigger, Frink and shabby old Arthur. And the cats have found that sharing a life with Aileen can be a very painful business. She hardly ever trips over them these days, but they are always in danger of being mistaken for a cardigan, or inadvertently locked in the cellar. Ever since Thermal came in from the cold, Deric has seen his world increasingly taken over by cats. What with planning their menus, entertaining their friends, listening to their worries and observing their adventures, he has little time left over for his professional life as a writer. But there are rich rewards. One way or another, the cats in the Longden household are an endless source of interest and laughter. Few writers have found so much enjoyment in the company of cats, and none has written better about their charm, and the fascinating range of their personalities.This book will enchant cat-lovers everywhere, and give Longden-lovers an unforgettable treat.'; All of this author's books are highly recommended; we don't know why they all aren't published in the US. We were deeply saddened to learn he died in June 2013. Image is actual copy on offer. 
Price: 22.50 USD
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Lost for Words, LONGDEN, Deric
476 6970 LONGDEN, Deric Lost for Words
Softcover; Mass Market PB Corgi Books: London; c1991,1998; 284 pages Very Good+ 
A lovely unread copy, faint edgewear, page edges pale yellow. ; Another of Longden's delightful books, this one tells the story of his ageing mother an endearing and amusing character that many readers met in "Diana's Story". This book, along with "Diana's Story", was the basis for the 1994 BBC television production "Wide Eyed and Legless" ("The Wedding Gift" in the US) starring Julia Walters, Jim Broadbent, and Thora Hird. There is a still from the TV production on the front cover. This book was also the basis for the 1999 TV film "Lost for Words" starring Pete Postlethwaite and Thora Hird. Recommended. ; Imported from the UK as unfortunately, this author's books still not published in the US. Image is actual copy on offer. 
Price: 17.50 USD
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477 4151 Lord Russell of Liverpool Caroline the Unhappy Queen
Hardcover A. S. Barnes & Co.: South Brunswick, NJ; 1968; First US Edition Very Good+ in Very Good dust wrapper  
B&W Illustrations; 173 pages; Spine ends lightly bumped, page edges pale yellow; covers and pages clean, no binding problems. A very nice copy. Dust wrapper, unclipped, has light edgewear and rubbing; white flaps have yellowed. ; The unhappy queen was Caroline Amelia Elizabeth of Brunswick-Wolfenbuttel, the queen-consort of George IV, a man who had already secretly married and did not want to be married to Caroline. After the birth of their daughter, Princess Caroline, George returned to his first wife and spent all his energy attempting to discredit and humiliate Caroline including a trumped up charge of adultery that caused a protracted trial in the House of Lords. Her story is an account 'written by a distinguished lawyer of a unique legal situation and a story that even now has the power to excite astonishment, indignation and pity.'  
Price: 11.50 USD
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478 1169 Luke, Mary Crown For Elizabeth
Hardcover Coward - McCann, Inc.: New York; 1970; First US Edition Very Good in Good- dust wrapper  
B&W Illustrations; 573 pages; Corners and spine head and tail lightly bumped, text block edge lightly soiled and faintly yellowed. Dust wrapper, price cut with $ still showing, is only in fair condition. It is very worn, rear flap is missing the top half. Edges are yellowed with several chips and tears. ; The Elizabeth of the title is the Tudor monarch, Elizabeth I of England.  
Price: 17.50 USD
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479 1886 Lurie, Alison Foreign Affairs
Softcover; Trade PB Avon Books: New York; (1984)1999; Reprint Very Good+  
291 pages; No spine creases, black remainder mark on bottom edge, very faint edgewear; looks unread. ; Winner of the Pulitzer prize for fiction. The story of two American academics in London. One of them is Virginia Miner, an Anglophile on leave to research a book. The basis for the not as good movie of the same name starring Joanne Woodward. ' ; Recommended by Holly H. of the ATS and AT email discussion group.  
Price: 10.00 USD
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480 2865 LURIE, Alison Foreign Affairs
Hardcover Random House: New York; 1984; Reprint Very Good in Very Good dust wrapper  
291 pages; Top text block edge remainder marked which downgrades book from near fine, spine ends very lightly bumped. No binding problems, pages clean and bright. Dust wrapper, price clipped, is very lightly edgeworn and rubbed with a few light creases. ; Winner of the 1985 Pulitzer prize for fiction. The story of two American academics in London. One of them is Virginia Miner, an Anglophile on leave to research a book. The basis for the not as good movie of the same name starring Joanne Woodward. ' ; Recommended by Holly H. of the ATS and AT email discussion group.  
Price: 16.50 USD
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481 1384 MacAvoy, R. A. A Trio for Lute; Damiano, Damiano's Lute, and Raphael
Hardcover; Book Club Edition Nelson Doubleday: Garden City; 1984; Book Club Edition Very Good+ in Very Good- dust wrapper  
633 pages; Spine head and tail bumped; dust wrapper edgeworn with small chips and closed tears. Dust wrapper spine has 1 1/2" skinned area where a label was removed and a 1 1/2" chip missing from foot of spine. ; Contains the wonderful fantasy trilogy Damiano, Damiano's Lute, and Raphael.  
Price: 10.75 USD
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482 425 MACDONALD, Malcolm Notorious Woman
Hardcover; Ex-Library St Martins Press: NY; 1988; First US Edition Good in Very Good- dust wrapper  
635 pages; Ex-library edition with usual markings, free endpaper missing, tape marks and skinned areas on boards, vertical crease on spine does not damage binding. Dust wrapper, not price cut, is edgeworn and rubbed with a library label on spine.; After growing up as her aunt and uncle's unpaid housekeeper circumstances force the young woman to start her own life. Often scandalizing the neighbors in her 19th century Cornwall village she goes her own way, making her own decisions, finding love and satisfaction as she develops her business. By the author of the "World from Rough Stones" series.  
Price: 11.00 USD
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483 3112 MACDONALD, Malcolm Silver Highways
Hardcover St Martin's Press: NY; 1987; First US Edition Very Good in Very Good- dust wrapper  
496 pages; Remainder dot bottom text block edge, spine foot badly bumped; pages clean and bright. Dust wrapper, not price clipped, is edgeworn and rubbed with a few chips and short closed tears. ; 'When Mary Flinders sets off on a journey that will take her from the quiet Irish countryside to the bustle of London, she has little idea of her new life about to begin....It is with the silent engineering genius Matt Sullivan that Mary finds both true love and a successful business partner. ' Set in the 1790's this a fun historical novel about the growth of the English canal system and a young woman's coming of age. By the author of the 'Rough Stones' series.  
Price: 9.75 USD
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484 4252 MACDONALD, Malcolm [Malcolm Ross] Woman Possessed, A
Hardcover St Martin's Press: NY; 1993; First US Edition Very Good+ in Very Good+ dust wrapper  
375 pages; Spine ends and one corner bumped; a clean, bright copy. Unclipped dust wrapper has a faintly sunned spine and very light edgewear and rubbing.; Laura Nisbet's parents insisted she have nothing to do with handsome ne'er-do- well Maurice Petifer and marry dependable Giles Curnow instead. Now, fourteen years later, in 1902, as a doting mother of five and an adored wife, she finally admits her parents were right. Of course, she has not heard from Maurice since he left for South Africa fourteen years ago. What will happen when he returns unexpectedly to Cornwall no longer a ne'er-do-well but with a fortune in diamonds, still quite handsome and still unmarried?  
Price: 10.50 USD
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485 5090 MACINNES, Colin Mr Love and Justice
Softcover; Mass Market PB Ballentine Books: NY; c1960, 1970; Good  
198 pages; Covers edgeworn and rubbed, rear cover skinned along two edges. Spine creased, pages age browned but clean, none loose. A reading copy.; 'Written with an amazing knowledge of the underworld' this book 'is a devastating novel about criminals and the police, how they prey on each other, understand each other-and even respect each other.' "A modern Hogarth in depicting the lowest strata of London" -NY Times; Author was Angela Thirkell's middle son. They had a complicated relationship and we can only imagine her feelings about the this novel...  
Price: 4.50 USD
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