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Extravagance , KRIST, Gary
76 5822 KRIST, Gary Extravagance
Hardcover Broadway Books: NY; 2002; First US Edition Very Good+ in Near Fine dust wrapper  
291 pages; Spine tail bumped, a few smudges to page edges. Unclipped dust wrapper has faint edgewear. A very nice copy.; 'William Tobias Merrick, an energetic young man from the provinces, travels to the big city in a time of great optimism and ferment, hoping to make his mark on a frenzied, money-crazed society obsessed with the promise of new technologies. The city in question is London in the 1690s. It is also New York in the 1990s. The new technologies are diving bells and pneumatic winches; they are also wireless telecommunication devices and patented biotechnology processes. In this time-tripping novel of speculative fever, the author tells the same story with the same set of characters in two separate times and settings, in language appropriate to each. Unfolding simultaneously in two distant but remarkably similar periods of history "Extravagance" is a comic picaresque novel of financial mania, the story of a world gripped by irrational exuberance.'; Published @ $24.00.  
Price: 8.00 USD
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77 5464 LAKER, Rosalind Claudine's Daughter
Hardcover; Book Club Edition Doubleday & Company: Garden City; 1978; Very Good in Very Good dust wrapper  
382 pages; Spine ends and corners very lightly bumped and worn, page edges pale yellow; no binding problems, pages clean and bright, a nice copy. Dust wrapper lightly edgeworn and has slightly yellowed flaps. ; Young, beautiful, independent, and now widowed Lucy Attwood di Castelloni leaves Italy and travels to Easthampton, an English seaside resort. Growing up as an orphan in an Italian convent she had always longed to visit Attwood Grange, her parents' ancestral estate.Now she had arrived and it was not exactly as she had envisioned.  
Price: 6.50 USD
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Village, The, LASKI, Marghanita
78 5228 LASKI, Marghanita Village, The
Softcover; Trade PB Persephone Books: London; c1952, 2004; 302 pages Near Fine in Near Fine dust wrapper 
A new book with faint edgewear. Persephone editions have uniform grey covers and dust wrappers with lovely decorated endpapers (see image) unique to each title.; First published in 1952, this novel begins on the very day WWII ended.Two women from different social backgrounds have worked together at a Red Cross post and become firm friends. As they leave the Red Cross post for the last time both know that the friendship will not continue.

"When Wendy goes back up the road to Wood View on Priory Hill ‘where the gentry lived’ and Edith goes downhill on the other side, ‘down Station Road among the working-classes’, they both assume that the values and habits of pre-war Britain will continue. But Britain had already changed a great deal, a change symbolised by Edith’s son Roy, a printer with excellent prospects, falling in love with the penniless Margaret, Wendy’s daughter.

Wendy’s attempt to cling on to her old way of life was already under pressure by 1939 and had become even more absurd by 1945. It is Edith who is the New Britain, with her prosperous son and her commonsense and indeed kindness; Wendy, with her snobbery and her refusal to change and her uncompromising attitude to her daughter, is the Old.

This is an extremely enjoyable and well-written novel evoking an entire community (there is a long cast of characters at the beginning), and a whole way of life, and has one of the most ancient plots in the world – a young couple who fall in love but are forbidden to marry."; Recommended by Kristi J. of the ATS, AT and DES email discussion lists, Sally P. and Scott of the DES list and by Lyn B. author of the 'I Prefer Reading' blog and member of the DoveGrey and DES email discussion groups. 
Price: 21.75 USD

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79 6796 LINDSAY, Philip Sisters of Rye, The
Hardcover Hutchinson of London: London; 1960; First Edition 288 pages Very Good in Very Good dust wrapper 
Black cloth boards with silver lettering on spine spine and rye decoration in pale blue. Boards very lightly soiled, spine ends lightly bumped; no binding problems. Pastedowns and endpapers lightly foxed, page edges pale brown with a few smudges. Previous owner names and inscription "Bought in Rye at Faber Bookstore August 8, 1960" on front free endpaper; interior pages clean. Unclipped dust wrapper, designed by Biro, lightly edgeworn and creased. White rear panel pale tan. ; A period romance set in the beginning of the 19th century. The author was born in Australia in 1906 and moved to England in the 1930's. The author of many historical novels he lived in Beckley, a small village near Rye and Hastings in Sussex. 
Price: 16.75 USD
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80 1154 Lively, Penelope Cleopatra's Sister
Hardcover Harper Collins: New York; 1993; Second Printing Near Fine in Very Good+ dust wrapper  
8vo; 282 pages; Previous owner name and date on free endpaper. Dust wrapper, not price cut, has slight wrinkle at spine head. First Edition stated, but is second printing. ; Author won the Booker Prize for her previous novel, Moon Tiger.  
Price: 11.00 USD
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81 1295 Lively, Penelope Heat Wave
Hardcover Harper Collins: New York; 1996; First US Edition Very Good in Very Good+ dust wrapper  
215 pages; White boards soiled, book slightly cocked. Dust wrapper, not price cut, slightly edgeworn and rubbed. ; Author won the Booker Prize for 'Moon Tiger'.  
Price: 13.50 USD
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82 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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83 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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84 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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85 257 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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86 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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87 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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88 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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89 425 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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90 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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91 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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92 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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93 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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94 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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Bring Up the Bodies, MANTEL, Hilary
95 7177 MANTEL, Hilary Bring Up the Bodies
Hardcover Henry Holt: NY; 2012; First Edition 410 pages Near Fine in Near Fine dust wrapper 
A lovely copy; looks unread. Unclipped dust wrapper has faint edgewear.; Winner of the the 2012 Man Booker Prize and the 2012 Costa Book of the Year. This second volume, in what will be trilogy, tells of the downfall of Anne Boleyn. Basis for the BBC television miniseries "Wolf Hall' broadcast in the US on Masterpiece Theater.; "Brilliantly retells the story of the fall of Anne Boleyn. We all know how the story ends but this novel read like a thriller. An amazing achievement." -Lyn B., author of the 'I Prefer Reading' blog and member of the DES email discussion group. This was one of her top ten books of 2012. Image is actual copy on offer. 
Price: 18.75 USD
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Wolf Hall, MANTEL, Hilary
96 7099 MANTEL, Hilary Wolf Hall
Softcover; Trade PB Henry Holt: NY; 2009; Book Club Edition 532 pages Very Good- 
No spine creases, covers a bit creased and rubbed, significant edgewear. Page edges yellowed and lightly soiled.; Winner of the 2009 Man Booker Prize and the National Book Critics Circle Award for Fiction. This first volume, in what will be a trilogy, is a look at Henry VIII's England through the life of the mysterious and controversial Thomas Cromwell. Basis for the BBC television miniseries broadcast in the US on Masterpiece Theater.; This title reviewed and 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: 6.75 USD
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97 486 Maugham, W. Somerset Traveller In Romance : Uncollected Writings 1901-1964
Hardcover Clarkson N. Potter: NY; 1984; Very Good+ in Very Good dust wrapper  
275 pages; Book is in very nice condition. Dust wrapper has slight edgewear, rubbing and scoring.; Sixty-six pieces by Maugham that were never before published in book form.  
Price: 13.00 USD
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Atonement, McEWAN, Ian
98 6846 McEWAN, Ian Atonement
Hardcover Knopf: Toronto; 2001; First Canadian Edition; First Printing 372 pages Very Good+ in Near Fine dust wrapper 
Spine ends bumped, faint smudges to bottom page edges (not remainder marks), some deckled edges faintly creased. Unclipped dust wrapper has faintest edgewear. A very nice copy. ; First Canadian edition published simultaneously with first British edition. Basis for 2007 film of the same name starring Keira Knightly and James McAvoy.; 'On the hottest day of the summer of 1935, thirteen-year-old Briony Tallis sees her sister Cecilia strip off her clothes and plunge into the fountain in the garden of their country house. Watching her is Robbie Turner, son of the Tallis's cleaning lady, whose education has been subsidized by Cecilia's and Briony's father, and who, like Cecilia, has recently come down from Cambridge. By day's end, their lives will be changed - irrevocably.

Robbie and Cecilia will have crossed a boundary they had not imagined at its start. And Briony will have witnessed mysteries, seen an unspeakable word, and committed a crime for which she will spend the rest of her life trying to atone...

Brilliant and utterly enthralling in its depiction of love and war and class and childhood and England, "An Atonement "is a profound - and profoundly moving - exploration of shame and forgiveness, of atonement and of the possibility of absolution.' Dust wrapper matches sample image. 
Price: 14.75 USD

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99 1815 McInnes, Graham Sushila A Novel Of India
Hardcover G. P. Putnam's Sons: New York; 1957; First US Edition Very Good in Very Good- dust wrapper  
315 pages; Spine ends and bottom corners bumped, one corner worn to boards. Previous bookstore stamp on front pastedown, text block edges browned. Dust wrapper, not price clipped, edgeworn with one large chip on front and a a few smaller ones on the spine and rear. ; The title character in this novel had a Hindu father and an American mother. Raised in New England her mother, Barbara, marries Ashok and moves to India. Their daughter, Sushila has a passion for painting and insists on going her own way.  
Price: 16.50 USD
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A World of Winnie-the-Pooh : A Collection of Stories, Verse and Hums , MILNE, A. A.
100 5762 MILNE, A. A. A World of Winnie-the-Pooh : A Collection of Stories, Verse and Hums
Hardcover Dean: London; 2006; Illustrated by E. H. Shepard: Near Fine in Near Fine dust wrapper  
Color Illustrations; 4to 11" - 13" tall; 221 pages; A lovely new oversized book.; Selected tales and poems of Winnie-the-Pooh, Tigger, Piglet, Christopher Robin, and all the other inhabitants of the One Hundred Acre Woods (Ashdown Forest). Beautifully illustrated in colour by E.H. Shepard.; Published @ £16.99.  
Price: 22.50 USD
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