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LONGDEN, Deric
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Very Private Eye, A ; Autobiography In Diaries and Letters, PYM, Barbara; Ed. Holt, Hazel and Hilary Pym
Very Private Eye, A ; Autobiography In Diaries and Letters
PYM, Barbara; Ed. Holt, Hazel and Hilary Pym
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Barbara Pym
PYM] LONG, Robert Emmet
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51 2769 ONDAATJE, Christopher Journey to the Source of the Nile: An Extraordinary Quest to Solve the Riddle of the World's Longest River
Hardcover Harpercollins: NY; 1998; First US Edition 384 pages Very Good in Very Good dust wrapper 
Spine ends bumped, book is very slightly cocked, one small soil spot on rear board; interior pages clean and bright. Dust wrapper, not price clipped, is rubbed and lightly edgeworn. ; The author has long been fascinated with the British-born explorers who from 1856 to 1887 tried to locate the source of the Nile river. In 1996 he 'followed the Victorian explorers' routes to see for himself what they had seen. He offers insights into the lives and characters of the explorers Richard Francis Burton, John Hanning Speke, James Augustus Grant, Samuel and Florence Baker, David Livingstone, and Henry Morton Stanley -and evaluates their observations and conclusions in the light of modern scientific knowledge.' Profusely illustrated with colour photographs, maps, and drawings.  
Price: 14.75 USD
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Glasgow : A City at War , OSBORNE, Brian D. and Ronald Armstrong
52 5654 OSBORNE, Brian D. and Ronald Armstrong Glasgow : A City at War
Hardcover Birlinn: Edinburgh; 2003; First British Edition 208 pages B&W Illustrations: New in As New dust wrapper  
A lovely new book, dust wrapper has faint edgewear.; Profusely illustrated with b&w photographs. An 'exploration of the impact of the First and Second World Wars on the city of Glasgow, its people and its industries. Topics include the role of Volunteer Defence Forces and the Home Guard, changing patterns of employment--especially for women--and the fear and devastation caused by air raids.'; Published @ 20.00  
Price: 24.50 USD
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Women, Gender and Fascism in Europe 1919-45 , PASSMORE, Kevin (ed.)
53 5570 PASSMORE, Kevin (ed.) Women, Gender and Fascism in Europe 1919-45
Softcover; Trade PB Rutgers University Press: New Brunswick, NJ; 2003; Very Good+  
275 pages; A new book with faint edgewear.; "What attracts women to far-right movements that appear to denigrate their rights?" Fourteen essays cover such countries as Serbia, Romania, Italy, Germany, France, Spain, and Britain to shed light on women's roles in the collapse of democracy in Europe, and the relationship between the women's movement and the rise of the extreme right.  
Price: 12.75 USD
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54 2882 PATERSON John Edwardians : London Life and Letters, 1900-1914
Hardcover Ivan R. Dee: Chicago; 1996; Very Good+ in Very Good+ dust wrapper  
330 pages; Deckled foredge has a few bent edges, spine ends and top corners bumped, boards lightly rubbed; pages clean and bright, no binding problems. Dust wrapper, not price clipped is very lightly edgeworn. ; Edwardian England was a time of excitement and rebellion which saw upheavals in art and literature, sex and society, politics, labor, education, taxes, and above all in social behavior. Some of those most profoundly involved in these changes and featured in this review of the exuberance of post-victorian London are Henry James, Shaw and Yeats, Arnold Bennett, Kipling, J.M. Barrie, Virginia Woolf, Rebecca West, Katherine Masfield, Ezra Pound, Bertrand Russell, and the Pankhurts.  
Price: 16.25 USD
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55 4369 PHINN, Gervase Other Side of the Dale
Softcover; Trade PB Penguin: London; c1998,1999; 276 pages Very Good 
Some edgewear and rubbing, spine and cover creases, some page edges a bit rippled; pages clean, none loose.; He has been called by some' the James Herriot of schools'. Phinn recalls his first year as a County Inspector of Schools in North Yorkshire in this warm and humorous memoir. 'He meets some large- than-life characters, from farmers and lords of the manor to teaching nuns and eccentric caretakers. Best of all, he discovers the endearing and disarming qualities of the Dales children. Readers will enjoy his keen ear for the absurd and his sharp eye for the ludicrous.'; This author 'is such a delight. I like his books better than Herriot's!' -Norma H. Also recommended by Vera J. and Holly H. of the ATS and Kristi J. of the AT and DES email discussion groups and Lesley J. and Marjorie of the DES email discussion group. 
Price: 10.50 USD
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56 4485 PHINN, Gervase Over Hill and Dale
Softcover; Trade PB Penguin: London; c2000, 2001; First Paperback Edition 340 pages Very Good- 
Edgewear, spine and cover creases; pages clean and bright, none loose.; Phinn regales us with his adventures during his second year as a County Inspector of Schools in North Yorkshire in another warm and humorous memoir.; This author 'is such a delight. I like his books better than Herriot's!' -Norma H. Also recommended by Vera J. and Holly H. of the ATS and Kristi J. of the AT and DES email discussion groups and Lesley J. and Marjorie of the DES email discussion group. 
Price: 9.50 USD
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Tudor Women : Queens and Commoners, PLOWDEN, Alison
57 6436 PLOWDEN, Alison Tudor Women : Queens and Commoners
Softcover; Trade PB Sutton Publishing: Stroud, Gloucestershire; c1979, 1998; Revised Edition 182 pages Near Fine 
A new book with faint edgewear.; 'This is a revised and updated edition of Alison Plowden's classic study of the dominant women of the Tudor era. The women of the royal family are the central characters in this book - royal women set the style and between them they provide a dazzling variety of personalities as well as illustrating almost every aspect of life as it affected women in Tudor England. The story of the Tudor queens, from the founding of the dynasty, through Henry VIII's wives and culminating in Elizabeth I, is narrated clearly, set against the background of the politics and society of the age. Alison Plowden also explores lower- and middle-class women's status, education and upbringing, painting a picture of life for the average Tudor housewife in this beautifully written and carefully researched book.'; Published @ 12.99; this edition out-of-print. 
Price: 17.75 USD
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58 1183 Pool, Daniel Dickens : Fur Coat and Charlotte's Unanswered Letters: The Rows and Romances Of England's Great Victorian Novelists
Hardcover Harper Collins: New York; 1997; First US Edition Very Good+ in Very Good+ dust wrapper  
8vo; 282 pages; Spine head and tail bumped, remainder mark bottom edge. Dust wrapper is not price cut has very slight wrinkle at spine head and tail. ; Author of" What Jane Austen Ate and Charles Dickens Knew", Pool now turns his attention to the lives of the great Victorian novelists such as Dickens, Charlotte Bronte, George Eliot, Thackeray, Elizabeth Gaskell, and Trollope.  
Price: 15.75 USD
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59 1796 Pratt, Helen Marshall Cathedral Churches of England, Their Architecture History and Antiquities with a Bibliography and Glossary
Hardcover Duffield & Company: New York; 1911; Very Good  
B&W Photographs; 593 pages; Decorated blue cloth binding rubbed at corners and spine ends; text block edges browned. Binding is in excellent condition; book has a slight musty odor. No dust wrapper. ; A practical handbook for students and travellers. Detailed descriptions of more than 32 English cathedrals and churches.  
Price: 23.50 USD
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60 6264 PULLAR, Phillipa Gilded Butterflies : The Rise and Fall of the London Season
Hardcover Hamish Hamilton: London; 1978; First British Edition 192 pages B&W Illustrations: Very Good+ in Very Good dust wrapper 
Spine ends lightly bumped, clean purple boards faintly faded at edges; no binding problems, pages clean and bright. Unclipped dust wrapper lightly edgeworn and creased, one tiny closed tear.; Profusely illustrated with black and white drawings, photographs, and paintings. This history "has a serious intent but is also an entertainment. Pullar has caught and analyzed the manners of society during four centuries" including the author's experiences during her own two seasons. "It is doubtful whether the London season now has any significance, although as the author says 'snobbery is as intrinsic to the British as it ever was when Elizabeth I was rampant, or James sold titles in return for gold.' But its history is both fascinating and salutary." 
Price: 14.75 USD
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Very Private Eye, A ; Autobiography In Diaries and Letters, PYM, Barbara; Ed. Holt, Hazel and Hilary Pym
61 6951 PYM, Barbara; Ed. Holt, Hazel and Hilary Pym Very Private Eye, A ; Autobiography In Diaries and Letters
Softcover; Trade PB Vintage Books: NY; c1984,1985; First Edition Thus 358 pages B&W Photographs: Very Good- 
Spine and cover creases, inside covers and pages pale brown, edges darker, a bit of edgewear. Previous owner name on front free endpaper; interior pages clean, none loose.; 'As an integral part of her training, Barbara Pym kept from her first days at Oxford till her death from cancer in January 1980, a series of private diaries and notebooks in which she pointedly observed herself and the world around her. It is from this ongoing life journal, and from a selection of letters to close personal friends that the editors have formed this autobiography.' ; Image is actual copy offered. 
Price: 7.50 USD
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62 304 PYM] HOLT, Hazel A Lot To Ask : A Life of Barbara Pym
Hardcover Macmillan: London; 1990; First British Edition 308 pages Very Good+ in Very Good+ dust wrapper 
A very nice copy. Spine ends bumped and a few faint smudges on page edges. Unclipped dust wrapper has very light edgewear and creasing.; Biography by Pym's close friend who is also a novelist.
Price: 18.50 USD
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63 6890 PYM] LONG, Robert Emmet Barbara Pym
Hardcover Ungar: New York; 1987; 256 pages Very Good+ 
Spine ends faintly bumped, a few faint marks on black cloth binding, silver gilt lettering on spine clean and bright; a lovely copy. No dust wrapper.; Part of the Literature and Life: British Writers series. "In this study of Barbara Pym's life and work-based in part on interviews with Pym's sister and with her literary executor, as well as Pym's papers at Oxford-Robert Emmet Long places the writer within the well-established novel-of-manners tradition of Jane Austen. Although seemingly objective, Pym's novels actually have a strong personal reference, and the relation between the writer's own frustrations, and those encountered by her characters, is examined with sensitivity." 
Price: 11.00 USD
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