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461 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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462 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.  
Price: 17.50 USD
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463 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.  
Price: 5.00 USD
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How Far to Bethlehem?, LOFTS, Norah
464 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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465 257 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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466 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
467 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
468 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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469 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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470 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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471 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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472 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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473 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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474 425 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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475 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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476 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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477 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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478 2236 MACINNES, Colin Westward To Laughter
Hardcover; Ex-Library Farrar, Straus & Giroux: New York; 1970; Second Printing Good in Good+ dust wrapper  
8vo ; 238 pages; An ex-library copy with the expected stamps, markings, and pocket. Book is cocked, lightly soiled, spine ends bumped; interior pages clean. Dust wrapper, not price cut, was glued to book at one time so there are remnants on both pastedowns and portions of the flaps are missing. It is edgeworn, rubbed, and lightly soiled. A reading copy.; Novel is the memoir of a young Scotsman forced into slavery in the mid 1700"s in the West Indies. Author was Angela Thirkell's middle son. They had a complicated relationship.  
Price: 5.50 USD
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479 2945 MACINNES, Colin Westward To Laughter
Hardcover Farrar, Straus & Giroux: New York; c1969,1970; Second Printing Very Good- in Good+ dust wrapper  
8vo ; 238 pages; Spine ends slightly bumped, green cloth binding and coloured top text block edge have several dampstains otherwise book is clean and bright. No binding problems. Dust wrapper, not price clipped, also has dampstains along top edge and spine. It is edgeworn, rubbed, and lightly soiled with a one inch tear at front flap. ; Novel in memoir form of a young Scotsman forced into slavery in the mid 1700's in the West Indies. Author was Angela Thirkell's middle son. They had a complicated relationship.  
Price: 6.50 USD
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480 5740 MACKENZIE, Compton Our Street
Hardcover Doubleday Doran: Garden City; c1932, 1934; Good in Fair dust wrapper  
309 pages; Green cloth covered boards have old biopredation damage, spine and corners bumped. Pages age browned, previous owner name on front free endpaper. Clipped dust wrapper age browned and soiled, edgeworn with several large chips, probably also a victim of, no longer present, insects. A reading copy.; An enjoyable story of a street and its inhabitants in West Kensington in late Victorian London. Recommended.  
Price: 10.00 USD
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481 5905 MACKENZIE, Midge Shoulder To Shoulder, A Documentary
Softcover; Trade PB Vintage Books: New York; c1975, 1988; Very Good  
B&W Photographs; 4to 11" - 13" tall; 338 pages; Faint spine and cover creases, light edgewear, original price on covers blacked out. Page edges slightly yellowed; interior pages clean and bright. ; "The stirring history of the Militant Suffragettes[in the UK]: the faces, the deeds, the memories, the personal testimony of the remarkable women who fought and won the battle for the vote." This book presents the Suffragettes memoirs, speeches, and magazines in addition to eyewitness newspaper reports and debates held by Members of Parliament. A fascinating and compelling history. Book is the companion to the six part television series, "Shoulder to Shoulder" and is illustrated with b&w and sepia illustrations throughout. If anyone has a copy of the television series, please contact us. Recommended.  
Price: 12.50 USD
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482 863 MACLEOD, Charlotte Convivial Codfish
Hardcover; Ex-Lib Crime Club: Garden City; 1984; Good in Good dust wrapper  
177 pages; An ex-library copy with the expected stamps, markings, and pocket. Book is cocked, text block edges are soiled and pastedowns have flap remnants where dw was glued to book at one time. Dust wrapper, not price cut, has sunned spine, creases, and skinned areas on flaps. A reading copy.  
Price: 6.00 USD
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Family Vault, The, MACLEOD, Charlotte
483 7066 MACLEOD, Charlotte Family Vault, The
Hardcover; Book Club Edition Doubleday: NY; 1979; 184 pages Good+ 
Although not stated this feels like a book club edition. Spine ends and corners bumped and worn, covers soiled, book is cocked, a few page edges soiled. No dust wrapper. A reading copy.; Sarah Kelling of Boston meets Max Bittersohn for the first time. 'Great-uncle Frederick has passed away, and the Kelling clan of Boston has made plans to put the old gentleman's remains in the family vault on Beacon Hill. When the vault is opened, however, there's someone already there that no one could have ever expected -- the skeleton of a burlesque queen who disappeared thirty years ago!'; This author recommended by Sally P, Jane S, Mary Anne H, Luette S, Anne S, Anna B, and Leslie amonst others of the DES email discussion group as well as by Tom J and Jerri C of the AT and DES email discussion groups and the ATS. Image is actual copy on offer. 
Price: 6.75 USD
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Resurrection Man, The, MACLEOD, Charlotte
484 7303 MACLEOD, Charlotte Resurrection Man, The
Hardcover; Book Club Edition Mysterious Press: NY; 1992; 208 pages Very Good+ in Very Good+ dust wrapper 
A lovely copy. Spine tail bumped and faintly worn, dust wrapper lightly edgeworn with a tiny closed tear at rear flap and a few short creases to front flap.; The tenth murder mystery featuring art detectives Sarah Kelling and Max Bittersohn.; This author recommended by Sally P, Jane S, Mary Anne H, Luette S, Anne S, Anna B, and Leslie amonst others of the DES email discussion group as well as by Tom J and Jerri C of the AT and DES email discussion groups and the ATS. Image is actual copy on offer. 
Price: 7.75 USD
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Good Night, Mr. Tom, MAGORIAN, Michelle
485 7351 MAGORIAN, Michelle Good Night, Mr. Tom
Softcover; Trade PB Harper Trophy: NY; c1981, 1986; 318 pages Good 
Top corner of front cover torn away, covers creased and edgeworn with a closed tear, pages and inside covers pale brown (seen before in this edition) the first few pages have a tiny tear as if a staple at one time pressed on the pages. Previous bookstore label on back cover; interior pages clean, no binding problems. A reading copy. ; By the author of "Back Home". Winner, 1982 International Reading Association Children's Book Award, Notable Children's Books of 1982 (ALA), 1982 Best Books for Young Adults (ALA) 'London is poised on the brink of World War Two. Timid, scrawny Willie Beech--the abused child of a single mother--is evacuated to the English countryside. At first, he is terrified of everything, of the country sounds and sights, even of Mr. Tom, the gruff, kindly old man who has taken him in. But gradually Willie forgets the hate and despair of his past. He learns to love a world he never knew existed, a world of friendship and affection in which harsh words and daily beatings have no place.' Basis for the British television film featuring John Thaw that won the Lew Grade Award BAFTA in 1999.; HIghly recommended by Tom J. of the AT and DES email discussion groups and the ATS, Elizabeth B. of the DES email discussion group and by Lyn B. author of the 'I Prefer Reading' blog and member of the DES email discussion group. Image showing damaged front cover is actual copy on offer. 
Price: 5.95 USD
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