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Good Night, Mr. Tom, MAGORIAN, Michelle
Good Night, Mr. Tom
MAGORIAN, Michelle
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Women in Wodehouse [Plum's Peaches], WODEHOUSE, P. G. [ed. and preface by D.R. Bensen]
Women in Wodehouse [Plum's Peaches]
WODEHOUSE, P. G. [ed. and preface by D.R. Bensen]
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Make Way for Lucia : The Complete Lucia, Including Queen Lucia, Lucia in London, Miss Mapp, The Male Impersonator, Mapp and Lucia, The Worshipful Lucia, and Trouble for Lucia, BENSON, E. F. (Introduction by Nancy Mitford)
Make Way for Lucia : The Complete Lucia, Including Queen Lucia, Lucia in London, Miss Mapp, The Male Impersonator, Mapp and Lucia, The Worshipful Lucia, and Trouble for Lucia
BENSON, E. F. (Introduction by Nancy Mitford)
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Love in a Cold Climate, MITFORD, Nancy
Love in a Cold Climate
MITFORD, Nancy
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Episode of Sparrows, An, GODDEN, Rumer
76 6884 GODDEN, Rumer Episode of Sparrows, An
Softcover; Mass Market PB Harper & Row: New York; c1955, 1981; 247 pages Good+ 
Spine and cover creases, edgewear, pages and inside covers age browned but not brittle, small previous owner name on first page; interior pages clean, none loose.; Two street children create a little garden in Catford Street, London. This small action changes several people's lives, including their own. A film called 'Innocent Sinners' was based on this book.; Recommended by Susie W. of the DES email discussion group. This 'is my all-time favorite Rumer Godden novel. It's got gardens, fine cuisine and children, I may have to reread it just thinking of it.' Cover matches sample image. 
Price: 5.75 USD
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77 6825 GODDEN, Rumer Greengage Summer, The
Softcover; Mass Market PB Penguin: Harmondsworth, England; c1958,1982; 206 pages Very Good 
No spine and cover creases, covers lightly edgeworn and rubbed, pages and inside covers light brown; pages clean, none loose.; Basis for the 1961 movie starring Jane Asher, titled "Loss of Innocence" in the US. A young English woman finds love on a summer visit to France when five children are left on their own for a time in a little town on the Marne. 
Price: 7.00 USD
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In This House of Brede, GODDEN, Rumer
78 7325 GODDEN, Rumer In This House of Brede
Softcover; Trade PB Pan Books: London; c1969, 1991; 428 pages Very Good 
Light edgewear and rubbing, page edges light yellow. No spine creases, a nice copy. This edition has a short preface by the author explaining how this novel came to be written. ; At 42, successful business woman and widow PhilippaTalbot decides to join an enclosed Benedictine order in the Sussex countryside. Basis for the movie of the same name. One of our favourite books by this author. Highly recommended.; 'I love stories about nuns & In This House of Brede is one of my favourites.'- Lyn B., author of the 'I Prefer Reading' blog and member of the DES email discussion group.Image is actual copy on offer. 
Price: 11.95 USD
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In This House of Brede, GODDEN, Rumer
79 7012 GODDEN, Rumer In This House of Brede
Hardcover Viking Press: New York; 1969; Second Printing 376 pages Very Good- in Good dust wrapper 
Not the more readily available book club edition, this 2nd printing was issued October 1969. Cloth binding with blue titles and brown weathervane on spine lightly soiled, spine ends and corners lightly bumped. Decorated endpapers show a map of Brede Abbey, red 99 on front free endpaper top corner. Page edges foxed and lightly soiled; interior pages clean, no binding problems. Unclipped dust wrapper has a red 99 above printed price and a hole punch circle below price. It is soiled, foxed and edgeworn, with a large chip missing at spine tail and some closed tears. ; At 42, successful business woman and widow PhilippaTalbot decides to join an enclosed Benedictine order in the Sussex countryside. Basis for the movie of the same name. One of our favourite books by this author. Highly recommended.; 'I love stories about nuns & In This House of Brede is one of my favourites.'- Lyn B., author of the 'I Prefer Reading' blog and member of the DES email discussion group. Image is actual copy on offer. 
Price: 15.75 USD
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80 6645 GOUDGE, Elizabeth Green Dolphin Country [Green Dolphin Street]
Hardcover Hodder & Stoughton: London; c1944, 1949; Tenth Printing 503 pages Good 
Spine ends and corners bumped, tan cloth soiled and lightly rubbed at spine and board edges (not revealing boards). Front endpaper has been cut out and 2" cut made to title page by previous owner. Pages a bit yellowed and foxed. No dust wrapper. A reading copy.; Basis for the movie starring Lana Turner, Van Heflin, and Donna Reed. A novel of Guernsey and New Zealand in the 1830's, it is based on a real event that happened to a great-uncle of the author. Published as 'Green Dolphin Street' in the US.' 
Price: 9.50 USD
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The Twisted Sword : a Novel of Cornwall, 1815-16 [Volume Eleven of the Poldark Series], GRAHAM, Winston
81 7174 GRAHAM, Winston The Twisted Sword : a Novel of Cornwall, 1815-16 [Volume Eleven of the Poldark Series]
Hardcover; Book Club Edition Guild Publishing: London; c1990, 1991; 510 pages Very Good+ in Very Good+ dust wrapper 
Spine ends lightly bumped, a few page edges creased. Dust wrapper very lightly edgeworn. A very nice copy.; This series is the basis for both 'Poldark' television series. The eleventh novel set in early 19th Century Cornwall opens with the family travelling to Paris. The book states it is the conclusion of the Poldark series but there was a final novel published after this one.; This series recommended by Jessica of the DES email discussion list. Image is actual copy on offer. 
Price: 14.75 USD
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82 371 Guthrie, A. B. These Thousand Hills
Softcover; Mass Market PB Cardinal: New York; 1957; Second Printing Poor  
266 pages; Signed by Author; Reading copy only, a fragile copy in wraps, Cardinal #C-267; Signed and inscribed by the author on the dedication page.  
Price: 11.00 USD
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83 1823 Hardwick, Mollie Duchess Of Duke Street
Softcover; Mass Market PB Bantam: New York; 1978; Reprint Good+  
404 pages; Edgeworn, one short tear back cover, pages lightly browned, spine and cover creases. A nice reading copy with no loose pages. ; Novel is based on the wonderful Masterpiece Theater series of Edwardian England and the delightful Louisa Leyton.  
Price: 4.00 USD
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84 1165 Hawkesworth, John Upstairs Downstairs II : In My Lady's Chamber
Hardcover Nelson Doubleday: New York; 1973; Book Club Edition Very Good- in Very Good- dust wrapper  
8vo; 212 pages; Book is cocked, spine head and tail worn, previous owner name on free endpaper. Dust wrapper edgeworn with chips, creases and closed tears. ; Based on the popular television series, Upstairs, Downstairs.  
Price: 11.00 USD
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85 483 Hemingway, Ernest For Whom The Bell Tolls
Hardcover Charles Scribner's Sons: NY; 1940; Good with no dust wrapper  
471 pages; Light tan cloth covers show soil and dampstains. Page edges yellowed . Red and black label and titles on spine are losing their color. Previous owner's bookplate. Binding is good and tight. Never used in a library but has a community library stamp on title page.  
Price: 12.00 USD
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86 1370 Higham, Charles Lucy : the Real Life of Lucille Ball
Hardcover St Martin's Press: New York; 1986; First Edition; First Printing 261 pages B&W Photographs: Very Good+ in Very Good+ dust wrapper 
Errata slip laid in. Dust wrapper, not price cut, lightly rubbed. A very nice copy indeed. 
Price: 25.50 USD
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87 4266 HUTH, Angela Land Girls, The
Softcover; Trade PB Abacus: London; c1994,1999; Reprint 378 pages Very Good+ 
A new book with light edgewear and rubbing. Still from film on front cover. ; Three young women go to a Dorset farm during World War II as members of the Land Army. Basis for the cinematically beautiful film of the same name. A sequel to this book has recently been published.; Recommended by Sally R. of the DES email discusstion group. 
Price: 10.95 USD
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88 5183 HUXLEY, Elspeth Flame Trees of Thika, The : Memories of an African Childhood
Softcover; Mass Market PB Penguin: NY; c1959,1983; Reprint Very Good  
281 pages; Faint spine creases, front cover corner creased, light edgewear and rubbing. Page edges pale brown. ; The delightful and evocative memoir of a young girl, born in 1907, growing up on a farm in Kenya. The basis for the wonderful 1981-1982 Masterpiece Theater/Thames TV production.  
Price: 6.25 USD
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Laura : The Life of Laura Ingalls Wilder, INGALLS WILDER] ZOCHERT, Donald
89 6985 INGALLS WILDER] ZOCHERT, Donald Laura : The Life of Laura Ingalls Wilder
Softcover; Mass Market PB Avon Books: NY; c1976, 1970's; Reprint 241 pages B&W Photographs: Very Good 
Faint spine creases, very light edgewear, light rubbing, small original inventory tag on back cover, inside covers and pages pale tan but clean, not brittle; no loose pages. A nice copy. ; More detailed than the Anderson biography that was written for the same reading level as the Little House books. Originally published in 1976, this was the first biography to draw on Mrs. Wilder's unpublished memoirs. This reprint has drawings based on the television series on the front cover and black & white photographs of the Ingalls and Wilder families. ; Image is actual copy on offer; in our attempt to show the spine this image appears curved, the book is not curved or warped. 
Price: 6.75 USD
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90 508 Isaacs, Susan Shining Through
Hardcover Harper & Row: NY; 1988; First US Edition Very Good in Very Good dust wrapper  
402 pages; Signed by Author; White cloth has some soiling to edges. There is a Friends of the Library stamp on the front free endpaper and a red "paid" stamp. Dw has very slight rubbing and a dampstain at the foot of the spine. ; Signed by the author on the half title page. Book is much better than the movie with Michael Douglas and Melanie Griffith. A tale of espionage, love, and the beginnings of the OSS.  
Price: 22.00 USD
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91 1781 Jordan, Ted Norma Jean : My Secret Life with Marilyn Monroe
Hardcover W. Morrow: New York; 1989; First US Edition Very Good in Very Good- dust wrapper  
255 pages; Spine head and tail very lightly bumped; text block edges lightly soiled. Dust wrapper, not price cut, has a stain at spine foot, is rubbed, creased and edgeworn. ; Author is an actor that was Monroe's lover and later a close friend for over twenty years until her death in 1962.  
Price: 8.00 USD
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Hook, The [Fatal Journey] and An Eye for an Eye, KATCHA, Vahe
92 5325 KATCHA, Vahe Hook, The [Fatal Journey] and An Eye for an Eye
Hardcover Rupert Hart-Davis: London; 1963; First Edition Thus 171 pages Good+ in Very Good- dust wrapper 
Spine ends and corners bumped, some edges worn almost to boards. Burgundy covers and yellowed page edges soiled. Unclipped dust wrapper is lightly soiled and yellowed. It is edgworn with several small chips and closed tears.; Both titles in this omnibus edition were made into films. Both books are 'concerned with what happens to fairly normal lives when a black obsession is thrust on them out of the blue. In one case it is murder; in the other, it is revenge of a bitter, lingering intensity.' 
Price: 24.50 USD
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Phantom : a novel, KAY, Susan
93 6423 KAY, Susan Phantom : a novel
Hardcover; Book Club Edition Delacorte Press: NY; 1991; 458 pages Very Good+ in Very Good+ dust wrapper 
Spine ends lightly bumped, small previous owner name on front free endpaper, a few small smudges on page edges. Red dust wrapper with stylized gold mask very lightly rubbed and edgeworn. No price on dust wrapper and circular indentation on back cover indicates this is a book club edition. A very nice copy.; A captivating re-telling of the story of 'The Phantom of the Opera'. "This is the story of Erik, the child born disfigured, destined to become the Phantom of the Opera. It is the story of a quest for the simplest of heart's desires: to be loved. It is a story of power and darkness, of magic and murder, of sensuality, betrayal, and ultimately, the eternal quality of love." Recommended. 
Price: 39.75 USD
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94 795 Kay, Terry To Dance With The White Dog
Hardcover Peachtree Publishers: Atlanta, GA; 1990; First US Edition 178 pages Near Fine in Very Good+ dust wrapper 
Unclipped dust wrapper slightly rubbed. A lovely copy. ; Basis for the wonderful 1993 film starring Hume Cronyn and Jessica Tandy. This novel was inspired by the author's parents and their wonderful relationship.  
Price: 37.50 USD
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95 302 King, Stephen Tommyknockers, The
Hardcover Putnam: NY; 1987; First US Edition 558 pages Very Good in Very Good dust wrapper 
"Permissions to come" on copyright page as is required for the true first printing of the first edition. Author's name in red on dust wrapper indicates this is the first printing of the dust wrapper. Book is cocked, spine has vertical crease that does not damage binding. Unclipped black dust wrapper is a bit rubbed. ; Basis for the television mini-series of the same name starring Jimmy Smits and Marg Helgenberger. 
Price: 8.50 USD
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96 1580 L'Engle, Madeleine Wrinkle in Time, A
Softcover; Trade PB Dell Yearling Books: New York; c1962, 1985; 211 pages Very Good- 
Covers lightly rubbed, spine creases, text block edges lightly browned, no loose pages. ; A delightful Newbery Award winning science fiction classic. We meet the Murray family for the first time. Highly recommended. Basis for the television mini-series of the same name. 
Price: 5.00 USD
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97 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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Lost for Words, LONGDEN, Deric
98 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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99 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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100 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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