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Miss Mole, YOUNG, E. H. [Emily Hilda]
Miss Mole
YOUNG, E. H. [Emily Hilda]
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Civil to Strangers and Other Writings, PYM, Barbara
Civil to Strangers and Other Writings
PYM, Barbara
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ABC Murders, The, CHRISTIE, Agatha
51 6577 CHRISTIE, Agatha ABC Murders, The
Hardcover Black Dog & Leventhal Publishers: NY; c1935,2006; First Edition Thus 252 pages Near Fine in Near Fine dust wrapper 
Spine ends very lightly bumped, unclipped dust wrapper has faint edgewear. A lovely copy; looks unread.; Hercule Poirot must track down a serial killer who chooses his victims alphabetically.; 'Alice Ascher, a shopkeeper in Andover, is bludgeoned to death at her place of work. Next to die is Miss Bernard in Bexhill, then Mr. Clarke in Churston. More disturbing than the alphabetic sequence of the killings or the ABC Railway guide that the killer leaves at the scene of each crime are the taunting notes Hercule Poirot receives each time the killer is about to strike again. It is one of Poirot’s most challenging cases yet.' Published @ $12.00 
Price: 8.25 USD
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52 6528 CHRISTIE, Agatha Nemesis
Softcover; Mass Market PB Pocket Books: NY; 1986; Reprint 262 pages Very Good- 
Spine creased and slightly curved, covers lightly creased and edgeworn, pages pale yellow but clean, none loose. ; A letter arrives from a dead man with the mysterious message "Our code word, my dear lady, is Nemesis." For Miss Jane Marple, it's the most baffling, and final, case of her illustrious career. 
Price: 4.75 USD
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53 5686 CHRISTIE, Agatha (adapted by Charles Osborne) Unexpected Guest, The [Large Print]
Hardcover; Book Club Edition St Martin's Minotaur: NY; 1999; Large Print Edition Very Good+ in Very Good dust wrapper  
235 pages; A very nice copy with faintly bumped spine ends. Dust wrapper is lightly edgeworn and rubbed. ; Written for the stage by Christie in 1958, this novelized version was written by her biographer Charles Osborne. On a foggy night in 'South Wales, Michael Starkwedder runs his car into a ditch and seeks help at the nearest house. Slipping into the study through an open window, he finds lord of the manor Richard Warwick dead in a wheelchair with his beautiful wife, Laura, standing over him with a gun.' As is usual in Agatha Christie mysteries, all is not as it seems.  
Price: 11.50 USD
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Jonathan Strange & Mr. Norrell, CLARKE, Susanna
54 6115 CLARKE, Susanna Jonathan Strange & Mr. Norrell
Hardcover Bloomsbury: NY; 2004; Reprint; Fourth Printing 782 pages Illustrated by Portia Rosenberg; B&W Illustrations: Very Good in Very Good dust wrapper 
Spine ends bumped, paper covered boards have tiny tear at bottom edge, two corners bumped, black remainder mark; no binding problems, book looks unread. Unclipped dust wrapper has light edgewear and a tiny closed tear. This oversized book will not fit safely in an international global mailing envelope.; 'Set in England during the early 1800's--a country beleaguered by the long war with Napoleon--it is discovered that one practicing magician still remains. The reclusive magician, Mr. Norrell, is challenged to demonstrate his powers.' Basis for the 2015 BBC mini-series which we enjoyed but thought the book was better. Recently listed by Neil Gaiman as one of his ten favourite books.; Highly recommended. 'The drawing room social comedies of early 19th-century Britain are infused with the powerful forces of English folklore and fantasy in this extraordinary novel of two magicians who attempt to restore English magic in the age of Napoleon. In Clarke's world, gentlemen scholars pore over the magical history of England, which is dominated by the Raven King, a human who mastered magic from the lands of faerie. The study is purely theoretical until Mr. Norrell, a reclusive, mistrustful bookworm, reveals that he is capable of producing magic and becomes the toast of London society, while an impetuous young aristocrat named Jonathan Strange tumbles into the practice, too, and finds himself quickly mastering it. Though irritated by the reticent Norrell, Strange becomes the magician's first pupil, and the British government is soon using their skills. Mr. Strange serves under Wellington in the Napoleonic Wars (in a series of wonderful historical scenes), but afterward the younger magician finds himself unable to accept Norrell's restrictive views of magic's proper place and sets out to create a new age of magic by himself.' This title reviewed and recommended by Jane the author of "Fleur in her World" blog and by Lynne H. author of the 'dovegreyreader scribbles' blog. 
Price: 12.75 USD
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Jonathan Strange & Mr. Norrell, CLARKE, Susanna
55 7224 CLARKE, Susanna Jonathan Strange & Mr. Norrell
Softcover; Trade PB Bloomsbury: NY; 2004; First Paperback Edition 846 pages Illustrated by Portia Rosenberg; B&W Illustrations: Very Good+ 
Spine tail bumped, faint edgewear, page edges pale tan; no spine or cover creases. A nice copy. This oversized book will not fit safely in an international global mailing envelope.; 'Set in England during the early 1800's--a country beleaguered by the long war with Napoleon--it is discovered that one practicing magician still remains. The reclusive magician, Mr. Norrell, is challenged to demonstrate his powers.' Basis for the 2015 BBC mini-series which we enjoyed but thought the book was better. Recently listed by Neil Gaiman as one of his ten favourite books.; Highly recommended. 'The drawing room social comedies of early 19th-century Britain are infused with the powerful forces of English folklore and fantasy in this extraordinary novel of two magicians who attempt to restore English magic in the age of Napoleon. In Clarke's world, gentlemen scholars pore over the magical history of England, which is dominated by the Raven King, a human who mastered magic from the lands of faerie. The study is purely theoretical until Mr. Norrell, a reclusive, mistrustful bookworm, reveals that he is capable of producing magic and becomes the toast of London society, while an impetuous young aristocrat named Jonathan Strange tumbles into the practice, too, and finds himself quickly mastering it. Though irritated by the reticent Norrell, Strange becomes the magician's first pupil, and the British government is soon using their skills. Mr. Strange serves under Wellington in the Napoleonic Wars (in a series of wonderful historical scenes), but afterward the younger magician finds himself unable to accept Norrell's restrictive views of magic's proper place and sets out to create a new age of magic by himself.' This title reviewed and recommended by Jane the author of "Fleur in her World" blog and by Lynne H. author of the 'dovegreyreader scribbles' blog. Image is actual copy on offer. 
Price: 9.75 USD
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From the Border Hills, CLAVERING, Molly
56 7297 CLAVERING, Molly From the Border Hills
Hardcover Thomas Nelson & Sons: Edinburgh; 1953; First Edition 275 pages B&W Photographs: Good 
Good- condition. Green cloth binding very worn (but not to boards) and lightly soiled. Pages age yellowed, edges are foxed; interior pages clean, none loose. Endpapers decorated with a nicely detailed map showing the area between Moffat and Selkirk. No dust wrapper. ; The author of 'Near Neighbors' and 'Mrs. Lorimer's Family' amongst other novels, lived in Moffat, Scotland, as did her good friend D.E. Stevenson. She describes her walks in the beautiful area surrounding Moffat. From the descriptions in some of DES's books we can easily believe that DES also enjoyed these walks (although there is no mention of DES in the book). Included are black and white photographs of the lovely border hills of Scotland. A wonderful book for armchair travellers or for DE Stevenson readers who want to get a feel for the area where DES lived and worked for so many years.; Recommended by several members of the DE Stevenson email discussion group. Image is actual copy on offer. 
Price: 14.50 USD
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Near Neighbours, CLAVERING, Molly
57 7150 CLAVERING, Molly Near Neighbours
Softcover; Trade PB Greyladies: Edinburgh; c1956, 2015; 242 pages New 
A new book; now out-of-print. ; 'In Number Six Kirkaldy Crescent lives Mrs Lenox and her five children (all in their late teens or early twenties). Number Four, the house next door, is occupied by Miss Dorothea Balfour, a gentle and unassuming spinster who was constantly surprised to find "how astonishingly nice and good people were when you knew them....What she did not know and would not have believed was that the people who knew her could not help living up to her belief in their good qualities." It seemed only natural that a warm relationship should develop between the occupants of the two houses. This is a charming story of the friendship which blossoms between people who are so outwardly different and of the happiness it bring to both households.'

From the 1956 dust wrapper: "Molly Clavering was born in Glasgow, but lived in the country from a very early age. After six years service with the WRNS, she settled in Moffat, Dumfries, where she is now the only woman member of the Town Council.

Her chief interests are anything to do with the countryside and country life, history, folk-lore, Scottish Border traditions and country dancing- and an unclipped black poodle." (Her first poodle was given to her by her friend and neighbor D.E. Stevenson.) We also know she was active in Girl Guides as was DES. A relative of Molly Clavering believes she based Kirkaldy Crescent on Raeburn Place in Edinburgh. The dust wrapper illustration from the 1956 edition reminds us of Eglinton Crescent in Edinburgh's New Town where DE Stevenson once lived. Highly recommended.; 'One of my favorite books. There is something so satisfying about these characters and their stories.' 'Near Neighbors is a book that touches my heart, for some reason, as much as DES, which is my highest praise.'- Kristi J. of the AT and DES email discussion groups. 'a lovely book'- Geraldine H. of the DES email discussion list. ' a lovely book. It is one I will read again and again. I highly recommend it too. - Julie B. of the DES email discussion group. This title reviewed and recommended by Scott, owner of the blog "Furrowed Middlebrow" who provided biographical information about the author for this edition. Image is one of actual copies on offer. 
Price: 22.50 USD

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58 3010 COLEGATE, Isabel Shooting Party
Hardcover Viking Press: NY; 1981; Very Good in Very Good dust wrapper  
195 pages; Previous owner's circular blind stamp on free endpaper. Spine ends and bottom corners bumped, vertical crease on spine that does not damage binding. No binding problems, pages clean and bright. Dust wrapper, not price clipped, lightly rubbed and edgeworn. ; Basis for movie of the same name. Set in 1913 on the eve of the Great War. Sir Randolph Nettleby, owner of an estate in Oxfordshire invites a wide array of guests for the biggest shoot of the season.  
Price: 12.00 USD
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59 1892 Cookson, Catherine Cinder Path
Softcover; Mass Market PB Corgi Books: London; (1978)1994; Reprint Very Good+  
340 pages; Book looks unread; top edge faintly yellowed. ; The story of Charlie MacFell takes " the reader from the rural Northumberland of Edwardian times into the holocaust of the Western Front in the First World War".  
Price: 7.50 USD
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Kate Hannigan: A Novel, COOKSON, Catherine
60 6448 COOKSON, Catherine Kate Hannigan: A Novel
Hardcover Simon & Schuster: c1950,2003; First US Edition 306 pages Very Good+ in Very Good+ dust wrapper 
Spine ends bumped, unclipped dust wrapper has faint edgewear and rubbing. A lovely copy; looks unread. ; Cookson's very first novel, originally published in the UK in 1950, has autobiographical elements. Now available in the United States, it remains a timeless tribute to romantic love. 'Catherine Cookson has spun the unforgettable tale of a wealthy man caught in a loveless marriage, a young woman trapped in the slums, and their defiance of the mores of Edwardian society.' 
Price: 8.50 USD
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61 1643 COOKSON, Catherine Year of the Virgins
Hardcover Simon & Schuster: New York; 1993; First US Edition Very Good+ in Very Good dust wrapper  
270 pages; Top edge faintly soiled, bottom edge has a remainder mark. Dust wrapper, not price cut, as a half inch closed tear at spine foot and is lightly edgeworn.; A novel set in 1960"s Northern England of a marriage that has become in name and appearance only and the wedding of a member of the next generation.  
Price: 13.50 USD
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62 5569 CUNARD] Chisholm, Anne Nancy Cunard, a biography
Softcover; Trade PB Penguin: Harmondsworth, England; c1979,1981; Good+  
B&W Photographs; 480 pages; White covers and pages age browned; creased spine very sunned, covers edgeworn and creased, remainder mark bottom edge; interior page clean, none loose.; Cunard's love of freedom and belief in racial and gender equality did not endear her to her parents, an American society hostess and an English baronet. She was friend and lover to many literary figures of the day and came to epitomize the 1920's for some. 'She was an Aldous Huxley character in "Antic Hay" (also in stock). A poet and a writer, she was the avant-garde publisher who "discovered" Samuel Beckett.'  
Price: 8.00 USD
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63 1417 Cusk, Rachel Country Life
Hardcover Picador: London; 1997; First British Edition Very Good+ in Very Good+ dust wrapper  
342 pages; A very nice copy, dust wrapper, not price cut, very lightly rubbed. No remainder mark. ; Stella leaves her established life in London to became an au-pair for a family in Sussex. Does Stella have "an aptitude for the country life"? This author on the short list for the 2003 Whitbread Book Prize.  
Price: 27.00 USD
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64 3926 DAVIDOFF, Leonore and Belinda Westover (eds.) Our Work, Our Lives, Our Words : Women's History and Women's Work
Softcover; Trade PB Barnes & Noble: Totowa, NJ; 1986; Very Good+  
189 pages; A new book with faint edgewear.; 'The lives of British women born between 1880 and 1914 are recounted in their own words, providing a vivid and poignant portrait of what it meant to be a girl earning a living when women doing paid work were often regarded as second best, when wages were low and options limited. This book gathers a wealth of original material that covers a variety of occupations, including harvesting, tailoring, mill working, clerical jobs, teaching, and the civil service.'  
Price: 17.00 USD
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Provincial Lady In London, The [The Provincial Lady Goes Further], DELAFIELD, E. M.
65 7310 DELAFIELD, E. M. Provincial Lady In London, The [The Provincial Lady Goes Further]
Softcover; Trade PB Academy Chicago: Chicago, IL; c.1933,1983; Reprint 302 pages Illustrated by Arthur Watts; B&W Illustrations: Good 
Spine and cover creases, covers edgeworn. Bottom page edges rippled and several pages faintly dampstained, not into text; none loose. No dust wrapper. A reading copy. ; The sequel to 'Diary of a Provincial Lady'. Published as 'The Provincial Lady Goes Further' in Great Britain. Diary begins with the Provincial Lady's amazement that a book she has written has been published. She "finds an apartment in London, visits nightclubs and casinos, and meets the intellectuals and eccentrics of London society." Highly recommended.; Image is actual copy on offer. 
Price: 7.95 USD
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Diary of a Provincial Lady; containing Diary of a Provincial Lady; Provincial Lady Goes Further; Provincial Lady in America, Provincial Lady in Wartime, DELAFIELD, E. M. (Introduction by Nicola Beauman)
66 7124 DELAFIELD, E. M. (Introduction by Nicola Beauman) Diary of a Provincial Lady; containing Diary of a Provincial Lady; Provincial Lady Goes Further; Provincial Lady in America, Provincial Lady in Wartime
Softcover; Trade PB Virago Modern Classics: London; c1930-40, 1991; 529 pages Good+ 
Spine faintly creased, covers lightly creased and edgeworn. The dark green rear cover is speckled white (a publishing flaw?) making the white text a bit difficult to read. Pages pale yellow, edges a bit darker (as is common with Virago editions of this period) and very lightly soiled. A few interior page corners creased, but clean; none loose. ; An omnibus edition of four of the Provincial Lady Diaries originally written from 1930-1940. They are witty portraits of life in a Devonshire village, in London, in the US, and finally at the beginning of World War II.;

Recommended by Holly H. of the ATS and AT email discussion list. "Diary of a Provincial Lady is my favorite book in all the world. This is the book I packed in my hospital bag when I was having a baby! It is absolutely enchanting...perfectly understated...quintessentially country English before the second world war.There is an emotional French governess, an arrogant titled neighbor, the silent husband, a procession of difficult servants, the talkative Vicar's wife, two not-quite-perfect but loveable children, and most of all, the Provincial Lady, who struggles through daily life with an overdrawn account and a much-needed sense of humor. Is there any better novel? 'Answer comes there none,' to quote the Provincial Lady." Lyn B., author of the 'I Prefer Reading' blog and member of the DE Stevenson email discussion group, says "E M Delafield’s Provincial Lady is one of my favourite literary characters." Images are actual copy on offer. 
Price: 15.50 USD

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Life of a Provincial Lady; a Study of E.M. Delafield and her Works, DELAFIELD] POWELL, Violet
67 6986 DELAFIELD] POWELL, Violet Life of a Provincial Lady; a Study of E.M. Delafield and her Works
Hardcover; Ex-Library Heinemann: London; 1988; First British Edition 190 pages B&W Photographs: Very Good in Very Good dust wrapper 
Ex-library book with usual stamps and markings.Spine ends and corners bumped, page edges pale brown (seen before in this edition, a few page corners creased; interior pages clean, no binding problems. Unclipped dust wrapper with no library markings, is wrinkled and edgeworn.; In this rather scarce study of E. M. Delafield and her works, the reader discovers how the talented novelist's own life provided the fodder for the enchanting Provincial Lady series and many other highly successful volumes. (Included in this biography is Delafield's account of her time in a Belgian convent.) Like the Provincial Lady, she lived in a Devonshire village and was married with two children. 'Delafield's domineering mother was the novelist Mrs. Henry de la Pasture and her father was an Anglo-French Count. The author of this biography, Lady Violet Powell, superbly analyzes the most important Delafield novels, published over half a century ago.'; Recommended by Provincial Lady addict Holly H.of the ATS, AT, and DES email discussion groups. Image is actual copy on offer. 
Price: 37.75 USD
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68 6513 DICKENS, Monica Enchantment [Large Print]
Hardcover; Ex-Library Chivers Press: Bath; c1989,1990; Large Print Edition 203 pages Very Good in Very Good dust wrapper 
An ex-library copy with the expected stamps, markings, and pocket. Skinned areas on both pastedowns and tape shadows on boards where dust wrapper was once attached to book. Dust wrapper very lightly creased and edgeworn, a piece of tape at spine foot but no library label. ; Tim, a seller of fabric by day, sits alone at night and plays fantasy games that transport him to other worlds. 'What begins as harmless escapism, however, gradually takes over his life, until he is in danger of losing his grip and sliding full-time into fantasy.' 
Price: 8.50 USD
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Mariana, DICKENS, Monica
69 6886 DICKENS, Monica Mariana
Softcover; Trade PB Persephone Books: London; c1940, 2008; 377 pages Very Good+ 
Spine lightly curved and creased, a few faint smudges to page edges. A nice copy.; This edition has a new preface by Harriet Lane. While waiting to hear if her husband has survived on his destroyer after it hits a mine, Mary remembers her life growing up in England between the wars; her attempts at drama school, her first serious love affair, and her happiness with her husband. A funny and sad novel writtin in 1940 that could be considered as contributing to the war effort, as did 'Mrs. Miniver'.; The January 2005 DoveGrey discussion book, enjoyed by many members. Recommended by Norma H. and by us. This author also recommended by Lyn B., author of the 'I Prefer Reading' blog and member of the DES email discussion group. Cover matches sample image. 
Price: 13.25 USD
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My Turn to Make the Tea, DICKENS, Monica
70 6981 DICKENS, Monica My Turn to Make the Tea
Softcover; Mass Market PB Penguin: Harmondsworth, England; c1951,1969; Reprint 222 pages Good+ 
Spine and cover creases, edgewear and soiling on covers, pages and covers age browned (seen before in this edition); interior pages clean, none loose.; Monica Dickens spent a year working on a small provincial paper. This is the story of that adventure. Not only is it full of shrewd observation and robustly drawn characters, it is an engrossing story with a strong element of real-life drama and poignancy. The title refers to it constantly being Monica's turn to make the tea, as the only woman employed by the paper. You will never look at reporting in the same way again and you will especially think twice about the boarding house life.; Highly recommended by Holly H.of the ATS, AT and DES email discussion groups. This author also recommended by Clare G. of the DES and DoveGrey email discussion groups and by Lyn B., author of the 'I Prefer Reading' blog and member of the DES email discussion group.. Image is actual copy on offer. 
Price: 7.95 USD
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One Pair of Feet, DICKENS, Monica
71 6980 DICKENS, Monica One Pair of Feet
Softcover; Mass Market PB Penguin: Harmondsworth, England; c1942,1971; Reprint 221 pages Good+ 
Spine and cover creases, covers have light edgewear and soil. Pages age browned but not brittle; interior pages clean, none loose. ; Here is a brilliantly funny account of Monica Dickens' one year of nurse training. The book is full of cheerful impudence, an astute power of observation, and a Dickensian insight into character.'; This title recommended by Lyn B., author of the 'I Prefer Reading' blog and member of the DES email discussion group.Image is actual copy on offer. 
Price: 7.75 USD
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Open Book, An, DICKENS, Monica
72 6767 DICKENS, Monica Open Book, An
Hardcover Heinemann: London; 1978; First British Edition 210 pages B&W Photographs: Very Good in Very Good dust wrapper 
Corners and spine ends lightly worn (seen often in this edition), gift inscription on front free endpaper, faint smudges to page edges; no binding problems, interior pages clean and bright. Price clipped dust wrapper, lightly edgeworn, sunned spine and edges (seen often in this edition). ; 'Dickens's light-hearted and honest autobiography takes us from her childhood in the upstairs-downstairs world of the twenties through her celebrated exploits as a cook-general, nurse, munitions worker, provincial newspaper reporter, and, finally, bestselling novelist, wife and mother. Charles Dickens's great-granddaughter shows here that she has inherited his humour and humanity, as well as his zest for everything that life has to offer.'; Book matches sample image. 
Price: 9.95 USD
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73 137 DICKENS, Monica Portobello Road [Joy and Josephine]
Hardcover Michael Joseph: Toronto; 1948; First Canadian Edition 8vo ; 400 pages Very Good in Very Good dust wrapper 
Spine ends and corners bumped, 1/4" tear at spine head. Page edges slightly dusty; interior pages clean, no binding problems. Unclipped dust wrapper has some edgewear, chips at spine ends and a 2" tear bottom front spine. ; Published in the UK as "Joy and Josephine". During WWII two young babies, one a foundling and one an aristocrat sent for a short stay, arrive at an orphanage. After an accident, one of the babies is adopted by a family that owns a shop on Portobello Road. Which of the babies was it? An engrossing tale that looks at 'nature vs. nurture'. ; Recommended by Clare G. of the DES and DoveGrey email discussion groups. 
Price: 24.00 USD
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Day of Small Things, The, DOUGLAS, O. [Anna Buchan]
74 7151 DOUGLAS, O. [Anna Buchan] Day of Small Things, The
Softcover; Trade PB Greyladies: Edinburgh; c1930, 2012; 8vo 8" - 9" tall; 338 pages New 
A new copy.; The author was the sister of John Buchan. This is the sequel to 'The Proper Place' but can be read on its own. It is the tale of daily life in the small coast town of Fife, featuring Lady Jane and her daughter Nicole.

“To you and to me this is the day of small things – Who said that? Someone in the Bible, wasn’t it? And the small things keep you going wonderfully: the kindness of friends; the fact of being needed; nice meals; books; interesting plays; the funny people in the world; the sea and the space and the wind – not very small, are they, after all?”
Old friends and new in the Borders and Fife: Nicole and her mother, Lady Jane Rutherfurd; Mrs. Heggie; Mrs. Jackson; and Barbara Burt, now Mrs. Andrew Jackson, of Rutherfurd. This edition now out of print.
; Recommended by Geraldine H., Susan D., and Lulu D. of the DES email discussion group. 'Her novels are all on similar themes - domestic stories about family & relationships with a lot of humour & always some gentle romance. ...Her books are comforting but not saccharine, always alive to the realities of life.'- Lyn B. author of the 'I Prefer Reading' blog and member of the DoveGrey and DE Stevenson email discussion groups. 
Price: 22.50 USD

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Pink Sugar, DOUGLAS, O. [Anna Buchan]
75 7149 DOUGLAS, O. [Anna Buchan] Pink Sugar
Softcover; Trade PB Greyladies: Edinburgh; c1924, 2014; 8vo 8" - 9" tall; 339 pages New 
A lovely new book. This edition includes a Foreword by Lady Stewartby, the author's great-niece and Bad Bill's daughter, and an introduction to the Peeblesshire locations where Anna Buchan was so very much at home.; Kirsty Gilmour, 'an unattached spinster' settles into a country cottage in Tweedside and along with three children who come to stay discover that summer and autumn are all too short.' Pink sugar' is all the little pleasures that add to their way of life alongside the River Tweed. This edition now out of print.; Kirsty Gilmour ("I'm 30 but you shouldn't make me say it out loud,") makes a home for herself in the Scottish Borders and takes under her wing a gentle old aunt and three motherless children; Barbara, Specky and Bad Bill. Originally written in the 1920s,'Pink Sugar' is full of perfectly drawn characters with old-fashioned values from a vanished world; a world of kindness and good manners, of generosity and self-restraint, and yet a world where poverty, illness and bereavement are just below the surface. In this society of women with peripheral men, social life centres round afternoon tea - we could be in Cranford-on-Tweed.

This title very nicely reviewed and recommended by Lyn B., author of the 'I Prefer Reading' blog and member of the DE Stevenson email discussion group. 
Price: 22.50 USD

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