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721 2885 SETON, Anya Avalon
Hardcover; Book Club Edition Houghton Mifflin: Boston; 1965; Very Good+ in Very Good dust wrapper  
440 pages; Spine ends very lightly bumped, text block edges lightly yellowed. No binding problems, pages clean and bright; a nice copy. Dust wrapper is edgeworn, with one chip and two tiny closed tears on back panel. ; Decorated endpapers show the sea voyages of Rumon and Merewyn, two young people from 10th century England and France. Rumon is from Provence and is searching for King Arthur's Avalon. Merewyn grew up in Cornwall and is 'sustained by stubborn courage and by pride in her descent from great King Arthur. Chance - or fate - in the form of a shipwreck off the Cornish coast bring these two together and from that hour their lives are intertwined.' Seton once more brings history to life in this wonderful historical novel. Recommended .  
Price: 10.50 USD
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The Thirteenth Tale : A Novel, SETTERFIELD, Diane
722 6471 SETTERFIELD, Diane The Thirteenth Tale : A Novel
Hardcover Atria: NY; 2006; Book Club Edition 406 pages Very Good+ in Very Good+ dust wrapper 
Spine ends bumped, a few smudges to page edges; interior clean and bright. Dust wrapper faintly edgeworn. A very nice copy indeed.; From the dust wrapper:'All children mythologize their birth...So begins the prologue of reclusive author Vida Winter's collection of stories, which are as famous for the mystery of the missing thirteenth tale as they are for the delight and enchantment of the twelve that do exist.

The enigmatic Winter has spent six decades creating various outlandish life histories for herself -- all of them inventions that have brought her fame and fortune but have kept her violent and tragic past a secret. Now old and ailing, she at last wants to tell the truth about her extraordinary life. She summons biographer Margaret Lea, a young woman for whom the secret of her own birth, hidden by those who loved her most, remains an ever-present pain. Struck by a curious parallel between Miss Winter's story and her own, Margaret takes on the commission.

As Vida disinters the life she meant to bury for good, Margaret is mesmerized. It is a tale of gothic strangeness featuring the Angelfield family, including the beautiful and willful Isabelle, the feral twins Adeline and Emmeline, a ghost, a governess, a topiary garden and a devastating fire.

Margaret succumbs to the power of Vida's storytelling but remains suspicious of the author's sincerity. She demands the truth from Vida, and together they confront the ghosts that have haunted them while becoming, finally, transformed by the truth themselves.

"The Thirteenth Tale" is a love letter to reading, a book for the feral reader in all of us, a return to that rich vein of storytelling that our parents loved and that we loved as children.'; 'A compelling emotional mystery in the timeless vein of Daphne du Maurier's "Rebecca", about family secrets and the magic of books and storytelling.' 
Price: 8.50 USD

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723 2768 SEVERIN,Timothy Oriental Adventure : Explorers of the East
Hardcover Little, Brown & Company: Boston; 1976; First US Edition Very Good- in Very Good- dust wrapper  
240 pages; Brown cloth binding has bumped and worn (not to boards) spine ends and corners. A bit of residue from dust wrapper on spine tail (corresponding small dampstain on dw). A few smudges on page edges; interior pages clean and bright, no binding problems. No remainder mark. Unclipped dust wrapper is lightly rubbed and edgeworn with a few creases and tiny chips.; Illustrated with maps, drawings, photographs in b&w and colour. This survey 'unfolds the six--hundred-year drama of the exploration of the East by the travelers, scholars, and diplomats of Europe' such as: Marco Polo, Yermak, Jesuit priests, Thomas Coryat, the officers of the Great Trigonometrical Survey of India, Marc Aurel Stein, and Sven Hedin.  
Price: 16.50 USD
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724 902 SEVERY, Merle (Ed.) Age of Chivalry
Hardcover National Geographic Society: Washington, D.C.; 1969; First Edition 378 pages Color Illustrations: Very Good in Good dust wrapper 
Spine ends bumped, some of dust wrapper has adhered to bottom edge. No binding problems, interior pages clean and bright. Edgworn dust wrapper has laminate peeling in spots, large 2" chip missing from back panel, smaller chip out of front panel. There are several small closed tears and a dampstain at bottom of front flap. ; A fascinating look at the pageant of eleven centuries that come alive in more than 400 color illustrations. Also included is a wonderful 16-page foldout which details the full sweep of the Bayeux Tapestry - a priceless panorama of life in the Middle Ages.  
Price: 12.50 USD
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Ottoline Morrell: Life on the Grand Scale, SEYMOUR, Miranda
725 6320 SEYMOUR, Miranda Ottoline Morrell: Life on the Grand Scale
Hardcover Farrar Straus & Giroux: NY; 1993; First US Edition 452 pages B&W Photographs: Very Good+ in Very Good+ dust wrapper 
Corners and bottom edge lightly bumped. Unclipped dust wrapper lightly edgeworn with one tiny closed tear. Book review from 1993 "The New Republic' laid in. A lovely copy.; Lady Ottoline Morrell (1873-1938) was one of the most controversial figures of the Bloomsbury era. This biography is 'based on complete access to the Morrell famiy archives and to the Bertrand Russell correspondence.' 'This is an elegant, lively portrait of British literary society and the definitive biography of one of the era's most celebrated partrons of the arts.' 
Price: 22.75 USD
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Guernsey Literary and Potato Peel Pie Society, The, SHAFFER, Mary Ann And Annie Barrows
726 7040 SHAFFER, Mary Ann And Annie Barrows Guernsey Literary and Potato Peel Pie Society, The
Hardcover The Dial Press: NY; 2008; Second Printing 278 pages Near Fine in Near Fine dust wrapper 
“ I wonder how the book got to Guernsey? Perhaps there is some sort of secret homing instinct in books that brings them to their perfect readers.” January 1946: London is emerging from the shadow of the Second World War, and writer Juliet Ashton is looking for her next book subject. Who could imagine that she would find it in a letter from a man she’s never met, a native of the island of Guernsey, who has come across her name written inside a book by Charles Lamb….

As Juliet and her new correspondent exchange letters, Juliet is drawn into the world of this man and his friends—and what a wonderfully eccentric world it is. The Guernsey Literary and Potato Peel Pie Society—born as a spur-of-the-moment alibi when its members were discovered breaking curfew by the Germans occupying their island—boasts a charming, funny, deeply human cast of characters, from pig farmers to phrenologists, literature lovers all.

Juliet begins a remarkable correspondence with the society’s members, learning about their island, their taste in books, and the impact the recent German occupation has had on their lives. Captivated by their stories, she sets sail for Guernsey, and what she finds will change her forever.

Written with warmth and humor as a series of letters, this novel is a celebration of the written word in all its guises, and of finding connection in the most surprising ways." Highly recommended. Basis for the film "Guernsey" directed by Mike Newell and featuring Lily James and Matthew Goode.
; Spine ends and two corners lightly bumped. Unclipped dust wrapper very lightly edgeworn. A very nice copy indeed.; Recommended by Linda S, Sharon D., and several members of the DES and AT email discussion groups, including Kristi J., Julie B., Louise D., Laura N. 'My local Book Club loved it so much we talk about a possible trip to Guernsey. Isn't that one of the things a good book will do for us, make us want to see and experience the locale for ourselves'? and Susan D. '...such a wonderful read I can't say enough good things about it. It is full of humour and humanity and decency and love and war and mystery and betrayal and marvellous characters. Oh, and books. It's a quintessential perfect read for any Dessie.' Image is actual copy on offer. 
Price: 12.00 USD
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727 1521 SHARP, Margery Foolish Gentlewoman, The
Hardcover Collins: London; 1948; Second Printing 256 pages Very Good in Very Good- dust wrapper 
First printing was June, 1948, this second printing dated July 1948. Spine head and tail and bottom corners bumped and slightly faded, green cloth boards have a white spot on front top board edge. Page edges lightly soiled and age browned; no binding problems. Yellowed dust wrapper, not price clipped, edgeworn with a few chips and tears. ; Isabel Brocken, a widow, lives in Chipping Lodge. It is the only house on Chipping Hill, eight miles from Charing Cross in London. In June, 1946 her brother comes to stay with her while bomb damage to his home is being repaired. Their interaction with each other, the servants, and other relatives that appear and stay, are the basis for another fun novel by this author.  
Price: 19.50 USD
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728 5954 SHARP, Margery Martha in Paris
Hardcover Collins: London; 1962; First British Edition 160 pages Very Good in Very Good dust wrapper 
Spine ends lightly bumped, page edges faintly foxed, previous owner name and date on front free endpaper; interior pages clean, no binding problems. Dust wrapper, price clipped, is slightly edgeworn with a lightly soiled rear white panel and a tiny closed tear. A nice copy. ; In this sequel to "The Eye of Love" we learn what happens to 18 year-old Martha when she goes to Paris to learn how to paint.; "I loved the Martha books."-Recommended by Holly H., Frances B., and Louise D. of the ATS, and the AT and DES email discussion groups. 
Price: 18.50 USD
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Martha, Eric and George, SHARP, Margery
729 7024 SHARP, Margery Martha, Eric and George
Hardcover Little, Brown & Company: Boston; 1964; First US Edition 177 pages Very Good in Good+ dust wrapper 
Spine ends and corners bumped; pastedowns and endpapers very lightly foxed; interior pages are clean and bright, no binding problems. Unclipped dust wrapper has red marker through original price and large 2.00 written on flap. Lightly soiled wrapper edgeworn and rubbed with a few closed tears, spine sunned and foxed. ; "Why should it always be the woman, asked Martha, who's landed with a little illegit?" Martha also appeared in "The Eye of Love" and "Martha in Paris".; Recommended by Rebecca C., owner of the now lost Margery Sharp website and member of the AT email discussion list. 'Part III of the 'Martha' trilogy, and a wonderful wrap-up to the story of this fascinating character. A clever, funny read--with tenderness in unexpected places. You'll love it!' "I loved the Martha books."-Recommended by Holly H., Frances B., and Louise D. of the ATS, and the AT and DES email discussion groups. Image is actual copy on offer. 
Price: 14.75 USD
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Miss Bianca in the Salt Mines, SHARP, Margery
730 7167 SHARP, Margery Miss Bianca in the Salt Mines
Hardcover; Ex-Library Little, Brown & Company: Boston; c1966; Reprint; Third Printing 148 pages Illustrated by Garth Williams; B&W Illustrations: Good in Good+ dust wrapper 
Ex-library copy with the expected stamps, markings, and pocket. Spine ends bumped with tiny tears, corners bumped and worn to boards on top corners. Skinned areas and old dust wrapper protection residue on pastedowns and flaps of dw where it was once attached to book. Pages age yellowed, edges darker and a bit soiled, interior pages clean. Top corner clipped dust wrapper has Little Brown $6.95 price sticker on bottom front flap. Edgeworn and a bit soiled, creased, skinned area on spine, torn at flap edges, scratches on front panel. No library markings on dw but an old label shadow on spine. A reading copy.; The fourth exciting adventure featuring the lovely and intrepid mouse Miss Bianca and her loyal friend Bernard. This time they must rescue a small boy, Teddy-Age-Eight, from a mouse-size city of salt! More delightful illustrations by Garth Williams. This series was the basis for 'The Rescuers' films.; Image is actual copy on offer. 
Price: 7.95 USD
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Stone of Chastity, The, SHARP, Margery
731 7010 SHARP, Margery Stone of Chastity, The
Hardcover Little, Brown & Company: Boston; 1940; First US Edition 280 pages Very Good- in Good dust wrapper 
"First Edition" stated on copyright page with "Published October 1940" beneath. Spine ends bumped, cloth edges lightly worn but not torn or worn to boards. Page edges soiled and foxed as are pastedowns and endpapers (seen before in this edition). A single page has a series of numbers (phone number?) in ink on bottom margin. Clipped dust wrapper is sunned and edgeworn with several small chips and tears. One closed tear repaired with tape by previous owner. Cloth binding and matching dw have a wonderful illustration by Robert Ball. ; There was once a stepping stone in the little village of Gillenham. Only the chaste could use it to cross the stream without falling into the stream. The stone first appeared in Norse legend. Quite by accident, Professor Pounce found a reference to the stone in a manuscript journal from 1803 in the attic of a country house (while his hosts were looking for him to play bridge). According to the journal, the stone still kept its magical powers. Professor Pounce stirs up a veritable tempest in a beer mug among the good people of the village when he tries to track down the elusive stone and restore it to the stream. Recommended.; I loved 'Stone of Chastity'.-Recommended by Holly H. of the ATS and the AT and DES email discussion groups and 'delightful'- Frances of the DES, AT, and Elizabeth Goudge email discussion lists. ' the silliest, daftest, and most laugh-out-loud joyful [by this author]. One of my top picks for a rainy day re-read, or a bad cold re-read, or just a bad day re-read...' says Scott, owner of the "Furrowed Middlebrow" blog. Image is actual copy on offer. 
Price: 23.95 USD
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732 5775 SHAW, Rebecca Talk of the Village
Softcover; Mass Market PB Orion Books: London; c1995,1999; 263 pages Very Good 
No spine creases, a bit of edgewear and rubbing, two scratches on rear cover. Page edges pale yellow; interior pages clean, none loose.; Part of the author's Tales from Turnham Malpas series. 'Turnham Malpas is alive with gossip. Does pushy newcomer Venetia have her eye on Peter, the handsome Rector? And is Jeremy, her husband, really making a success of the new health club? Whispers are even afflicting older inhabitants, and soon the village which the Rector united is divided again.'; Recommended by Geraldine H. of the DES email discussion group and Linda S. of the JASNA. 
Price: 9.25 USD
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733 1694 Sheehy, Gail Love Sounds
Hardcover Random House: New York; 1970; First US Edition Very Good- in Very Good dust wrapper  
213 pages; Spine tail bumped, rear corner soiled and dampstained, rear pastedown has a corresponding stain. Binding is in excellent condition; pages clean and bright. Dust wrapper, not price clipped, has interior rear dampstain and one small closed tear. ; Author's first book. The tale of the disintegration of a young couple's marriage.  
Price: 10.00 USD
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734 2872 SHERIDAN, Anne-Marie Summoned To Darkness
Hardcover; Book Club Edition Simon & Schuster: NY; 1978; Very Good+ in Very Good dust wrapper  
214 pages; Spine ends very lightly bumped, no binding problems, pages clean and bright. Dust wrapper, is a bit edgeworn and rather rubbed. ; Set during Venice's 1891 Carnival, '90-year-old recluse Giles Demaury, patriarch of the great international art-dealing and auctioneering Demaury family, summons his clan from around the world (France, Germany, the US, and England) to gather at his palazzo." A baroque suspense novel.  
Price: 8.75 USD
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735 1056 Sheridan, Jane My Lady Hoyden
Hardcover St Martin's Press: New York; 1981; Book Club Edition Very Good- in Very Good dust wrapper  
344 pages; Cocked, one corner bumped to board, bottom edge lightly worn. Dust wrapper rubbed and worn, especially at extremities. Portion of a Sargent portrait on front cover of dw. ; Lady Amanda, a handful for her proper Victorian parents, is forced into an unpleasant marriage. She only desires two things: a career as a nurse and the man she loves. Unfortunately, one is beneath her station and the other is her sister's husband. So she flees to Imperial France. . .  
Price: 6.50 USD
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736 966 SHREVE, Anita Resistance
Hardcover Little, Brown & Company: Boston; 1995; First US Edition Very Good+ in Very Good+ dust wrapper  
222 pages; No remainder mark. Dust wrapper, not price clipped, is rubbed.; 'Just as the Nazi occupation forces have drained Claire's village in Belgium of coffee, meat, and chocolate, the war has also depleted whatever joy there may have been in her marriage. ' While her husband Henri is away on Resistance work, Claire (a nurse and interpreter also active in the Maquis) takes in a badly wounded American pilot who recovers in their farmhouse attic. A story of 'passion, self-discovery, and sacrifice. ' An engrossing story and basis for 2003 movie starring Bill Paxton and Julia Ormond.  
Price: 10.50 USD
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737 5687 SHROPSHIRE, Mike and Frank Schaefer Thorny Rose of Texas : an Intimate Portrait of Governor Ann Richards
Hardcover Birch Lane Press: NY; 1994; First US Edition 271 pages B&W Photographs: Very Good in Very Good+ dust wrapper 
Vertical spine crease that does not damage binding, spine ends faintly bumped. Unclipped dust wrapper faintly edgeworn. A nice copy. ; Published while Ann Richards was running for re-election for Governor of Texas (which she lost). It is 'based on some 200 interviews with Richards' family and her closest friends, political allies, and critics.' 
Price: 8.00 USD
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No Highway, SHUTE, Nevil [Norway]
738 7063 SHUTE, Nevil [Norway] No Highway
Softcover; Mass Market PB Ballentine Books: NY; c1948, 1969; 250 pages Very Good- 
Covers edgeworn and creased, a tiny tear on rear cover, pages pale brown but not brittle; none loose. Previous owner pencil notes on "Books by Nevil Shute" page. ; Basis for the 1951 film of the same name (US title No Highway in the Sky). "An aviation engineer himself, Nevil Shute writes about the development of a gigantic British airliner, and the agonizing decision of one man-an obscure research scientist-who predicts that a vital part of the plane will fail in flight."; Recommended by blogger Thomas at My Porch and Sheila of the DES email discussion group. This author recommended by Kristi J, Tricia K, Sylvia C, Amy B, Deb H, and Perry P amongst other of the DES email discussion group and Louise D. of the AT and DES email discussion groups. Image is actual copy on offer. 
Price: 7.95 USD
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Town Like Alice, A [The Legacy], SHUTE, Nevil [Norway]
739 6495 SHUTE, Nevil [Norway] Town Like Alice, A [The Legacy]
Softcover; Mass Market PB Ballentine Books: NY; c1950,1981; 277 pages Very Good- 
Light spine and cover creases, covers edgeworn, tiny hole on back cover, pages age browned but clean; none loose.; Basis for the 1981 television mini-series.; The story of Jean Paget, a young Englishwoman, 'who miraculously survived a Japanese "death march" in World War II, and of an Australian soldier, also a prisoner of war, who offered to help her...' An interesting article by the author about this book available at lanotes.php 
Price: 6.75 USD
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Angel of the Opera, The : Sherlock Holmes Meets The Phantom of the Opera, SICILIANO, Sam
740 6958 SICILIANO, Sam Angel of the Opera, The : Sherlock Holmes Meets The Phantom of the Opera
Hardcover Otto Penzler Books: NY; 1994; First US Edition 256 pages Very Good in Very Good+ dust wrapper 
Spine head bumped, book slightly cocked; pages clean and bright. Unclipped dust wrapper very lightly edgeworn, white rear panel faintly soiled. A nice copy.; Based on characters created by Sir Arthur Conan Doyle and Gaston Leroux. What if Erik, the Phantom of the Opera met the greatest consulting detective of all time? Paris 1890, the beleagured managers of the Opera ask Sherlock Holmes for help, will he cross the Channel and unlock the 'true secrets motivating the infamous Phantom'? As usual, nothing is quite as it seems at first...; Image is actual book offered. 
Price: 24.75 USD
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741 444 Sienkiewicz, Henryk; Trans From The Polish by Jeremiah Curtin Quo Vadis ; A Narrative of the Time of Nero
Hardcover Int'l Collectors Library: Garden City, NY; N.D.; 564 pages Good 
No DJ as issued; spine head and foot and corners bumped and worn. 
Price: 6.00 USD
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742 273 Signoret, Simone Adieu, Volodya
Hardcover Random House: NY; 1986; First US Edition 418 pages Very Good in Very Good dust wrapper 
Top board edges faded;dust wrapper, price cut, is rubbed and scored.; Novel of two generations of Jewish emigre families living in Paris between the two World Wars. Written by the famous French movie actress.  
Price: 11.00 USD
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Dog Who Came in From the Cold, The, SMITH, Alexander McCall
743 7039 SMITH, Alexander McCall Dog Who Came in From the Cold, The
Softcover; Trade PB Anchor Books: NY; c2011, 2012; First Printing 290 pages Very Good+ 
One light cover crease, bottom page edges pale yellow, a few page corners creased. No spine creases; a nice copy.; The second book in this prolific author's Corduroy Mansions series set in London. 'The further adventures of Freddie de la Hay, Pimlico terrier, and the wonderfully motley crew of his fellow residents.'; Published @ $15.00. Image is actual copy on offer. 
Price: 8.00 USD
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Heavenly Date and Other Flirtations, SMITH, Alexander McCall
744 6861 SMITH, Alexander McCall Heavenly Date and Other Flirtations
Hardcover Canongate Books: NY; 2003; Third Printing 200 pages Near Fine in Near Fine dust wrapper 
Spine ends faintly bumped; no binding problems; book clean and bright. Dust wrapper has faintest edgewear and rubbing. A lovely copy. ; Nine short stories about the 'trials, tribulations and delights of dating.' First published in the UK in 1995, this US edition published in 2003.; Dust wrapper matches sample image. 
Price: 9.75 USD
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745 5967 SMITH, Alexander McCall No. 1 Ladies' Detective Agency, The
Softcover; Trade PB Anchor Books: NY; c1998, 2002; Reprint Very Good+  
235 pages; No spine or cover creases, light edgewear. A very nice copy.; The first title in the series featuring Preciouse Ramotswe who begins a detective agency in Botswana to 'help people with the problems in their lives'.; This series recommended by several members of the AT and DES email discussion groups. Published @ $11.95.  
Price: 5.00 USD
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