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Operation Heartbreak
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Elizabeth and Her German Garden, Elizabeth [Von Arnim]
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76 1570 Delderfield, R. F. God is an Englishman
Softcover; Mass Market PB Pocket Books: New York; (1970)1972; Reprint Very Good+  
816 pages; Light edgewear, pages beginning to brown, no spine creases. ; This first volume in the story of Adam Swann and his English transport empire begins in the late 19th century. ; This series recommended by Geraldine H. of the DES email discussion list.; The Avenue  
Price: 5.50 USD
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77 6256 DELDERFIELD, R. F. Green Gauntlet, The [Horseman Riding By volume 3]
Hardcover; Ex-Library Simon & Schuster: New York; 1968; First US Edition 475 pages Good 
Ex-library book with usual stamps and markings, a first edition rebound with library binding. Book slightly cocked, bumped spine ends and corners lightly worn (not to boards), pages yellowed and a bit soiled. ; The third volume in the 'A Horseman Riding By' series; a saga of three decades of English country life in Devon through World War II.; This author recommended by Lori B. and Geraldine H. of the DES email discussion group and by Kristi J. of the AT and DES email discussion groups. 
Price: 9.75 USD
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The Avenue Goes to War [Vol II of The Avenue], DELDERFIELD, R. F.
78 6662 DELDERFIELD, R. F. The Avenue Goes to War [Vol II of The Avenue]
Softcover; Mass Market PB Coronet Books: London; c1969, 1973; 630 pages Very Good 
Spine lightly curved and creased, white covers lightly soiled and edgeworn, first advert page and some page edges foxed, pages pale tan but not brittle; interior pages clean, none loose. ; This second volume of "The Avenue" saga, set in London, follows Jim Carver and his neighbors during World War Two.; 1940-1947 Vol II of The Avenue; This author recommended by Lori B. of the DES email discussion group. Front cover matches sample image. 
Price: 6.95 USD
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79 1424 Delderfield, R. F. Theirs Was the Kingdom
Hardcover Simon & Schuster: New York; 1971; Book Club Edition Very Good in Very Good- dust wrapper  
785 pages; Previous owner name on decorated free endpaper, spine head and tail bumped, corners worn; dust wrapper edgeworn, several chips and tears. ; Second volume of the Swann trilogy. ; This author recommended by Geraldine H. of the DES email discussion list.  
Price: 10.00 USD
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Theirs Was the Kingdom , Delderfield, R. F.
80 1573 Delderfield, R. F. Theirs Was the Kingdom
Softcover; Mass Market PB Pocket Books: New York; (1971)1972; Very Good  
860 pages; Pages slightly age browned, some spine and cover creases, binding is in good condition, no loose pages. ; Second book in the Swann saga.  
Price: 5.25 USD
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81 2351 DELDERFIELD, R.F. Give Us This Day
Softcover; Mass Market PB Pocket Books: New York; c1973,1975; Reprint Very Good+  
717 pages; Covers lightly edgeworn, spine faintly creased; interior pages clean and bright.; Published after the author's death in 1972, this is the final volume of the Swann trilogy.  
Price: 4.75 USD
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Knight in Shining Armor, A, DEVERAUX, Jude
82 7337 DEVERAUX, Jude Knight in Shining Armor, A
Hardcover; Book Club Edition Pocket Books: New York; 1989; Book Club Edition 310 pages Very Good in Very Good dust wrapper 
Spine ends bumped, bottom board edge has tiny worn spot revealing board, previous owner note Doubleday Book Club and price in ink on rear pastedown. A few pages of deckled fore-edge indented, interior pages clean and bright, no binding problems. Edgeworn dust wrapper faintly soiled on peach spine and rear panel with a short closed tear at front panel spine head.; The author's favourite book, this is a wonderful read involving time travel to 16th century England. The main character is a bit annoying for the first 15 pages, but keep reading, it's worth it! Dougless Montgomery is an American with a knack for choosing the wrong men to get involved with. Her fiance, her latest wrong choice, abandons her in a church in England. A rather oddly dressed man (in armor?) suddenly appears and the adventure begins. Highly recommended.; Image is actual copy on offer. 
Price: 12.75 USD
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83 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
84 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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85 137 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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86 3923 DICKENS] WATKINS, Gwen Dickens in Search of Himself : Recurrent Themes and Characters in the Work of Charles Dickens
Hardcover Barnes & Noble: New Jersey; 1986; First Edition Thus Very Good+ in Near Fine dust wrapper  
165 pages; A new book with faintly bumped and worn spine ends. Dust wrapper faintly rubbed.; Although the book is scholarly in approach, its plain and lively style, its original theories and its new treatment of Dickens' female characters ensures its accessibility and appeal to the general reader as well as to the specialist student.  
Price: 18.75 USD
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Whyte Harte, The, DOHERTY, P. C.
87 4500 DOHERTY, P. C. Whyte Harte, The
Hardcover St Martin's Press: NY; 1988; First US Edition 256 pages Very Good in Very Good dust wrapper 
Neat previous owner signature in black ink on front free endpaper. List of author's three previous books has a small black checkmark next to one title. Spine ends bumped, small white marks on bottom board edge, faint dust on top textblock edge. Unclipped dust wrapper edgeworn and lightly rubbed with some small chips and one very short closed tear. A nice copy. ; The first in the Matthew Jankyn (ex-scholar, liar, mercenary soldier, and thief) series of mysteries set in 15th Century England. This novel focuses on the death of Richard II. 
Price: 82.50 USD
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Day of Small Things, The, DOUGLAS, O. [Anna Buchan]
88 7151 DOUGLAS, O. [Anna Buchan] Day of Small Things, The
Softcover; Trade PB Greyladies: Edinburgh; c1930, 2012; 8vo 8" - 9" tall; 338 pages New 
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.
; A new copy.; 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]
89 7149 DOUGLAS, O. [Anna Buchan] Pink Sugar
Softcover; Trade PB Greyladies: Edinburgh; c1924, 2014; 8vo 8" - 9" tall; 339 pages New 
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.; 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 ("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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90 1114 Drabble, Margaret Ice Age
Hardcover Knopf: New York; 1977; Second Printing Very Good in Very Good dust wrapper  
8vo; 295 pages; Bottom corners bumped, one to boards; top edge sunned, binding good and tight. Dust wrapper, not price cut, browned at top edge, one closed tear at back. ; Second printing before publication, October 1977.  
Price: 14.00 USD
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Sea Lady, The, DRABBLE, Margaret
91 6424 DRABBLE, Margaret Sea Lady, The
Hardcover; Ex-Library Harcourt, Inc.: Orlando, FL; 2007; First US Edition 345 pages Very Good in Very Good+ dust wrapper 
Ex-library book with usual stamps and markings, otherwise clean and bright. Spine ends lightly bumped. Unclipped dust wrapper has faint edgewear; no library markings. A very nice copy. ; 'This is the story of Humphrey Clark and Ailsa Kelman, who spent a summer together as children in Ornemouth, a town by the gray North Sea. As they journey back to Ornemouth to receive honorary degrees from a new university there, Humphrey on the train, Ailsa flying, they take stock of their lives over the past thirty years, their careers, and their shared personal entanglements. Humphrey is a successful marine biologist, happiest under water, but now retired; Ailsa, scholar and feminist, is celebrated for her pioneering studies of gender and for her gift for lucid and dramatic exposition. The memories of their lives unfold as Margaret Drabble exquisitely details the social life in England in the second half of the last century.' 
Price: 8.75 USD
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My Friend Rose, DUNCAN, Jane
92 7364 DUNCAN, Jane My Friend Rose
Hardcover; Ex-Library Macmillan: London; 1964; First British Edition 250 pages Good in Good+ dust wrapper 
Ex-library book with usual stamps and markings. Red boards have large skinned areas where library taped dust wrapper to book and then removed, tape residue from multiple attachements, spine ends and corners lightly bumped, bottom edge wearing revealing inner boards, front board beginning to flare (seen before in this edition). Front free endpaper removed, page edges lightly soiled; interior pages clean. Price clipped dust wrapper (design by Virginia Smith) edgeworn and chipped with a large skinned area on back panel. Library label on spine. A reading copy. ;

Janet is 25 when she first meets Rose. She is the stepmother of Dee, the young girl Janet cares for as governess for two years.; Image is actual copy on offer. 
Price: 18.50 USD

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93 5971 DUNNETT, Dorothy Disorderly Knights, The
Softcover; Mass Market PB Popular Library: NY; 1966; Very Good  
575 pages; No spine creases, light edgewear and cover creases, pages light brown, a few spots on coloured page edges. A nice copy.; The third volume of the 'Lymond Chronicles' set in 16th century Scotland and France. ; Recommended by Kim S. of the ATS, Sharon G. of the DoveGrey email discussion group, Sarah W. of the AT, DES, and DoveGrey email discussion groups, Joy W., Karen B., and Karen F. of the DES email discussion groups.  
Price: 6.50 USD
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94 5623 DUNNETT, Dorothy Game of Kings, The
Softcover; Trade PB Vintage Books: NY; c1961, 1997; Very Good+  
543 pages; No spine or cover creases, very light edgewear, top page edges browned. ; First volume of the 'Lymond Chronicles' where we meet "Francis Crawford of Lymond, a nobleman of elastic morals and dangerous talents whose tongue is as sharp as his rapier. In 1547 Lymond returns to defend his native Scotland from the English, despite the accusations of treason against him."; Recommended by Kim S. of the ATS, Sharon G. of the DoveGrey email discussion group, Sarah W. of the AT and DoveGrey email discussion groups, Joy W., Karen B., and Karen F. of the DES email discussion groups. Published @$14.00.  
Price: 7.75 USD
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Semi-Detached House, The, EDEN, Emily
95 7213 EDEN, Emily Semi-Detached House, The
Hardcover Houghton Mifflin: Boston; c,1859, 1948; First Edition Thus 216 pages Illustrated by Susanne Suba; B&W Illustrations: Good+ in Good dust wrapper 
When young Lord Chester has to go on a special diplomatic mission to Berlin he decides to move his pretty young bride of six months to the London suburb of Dullham. How will Blanche (in an interesting state of health) learn to love her "semi-detachment" (the occupants of the other half of her villa)?

This edition has wonderful illustrations by Susanne Suba. The Honorable Emily Eden (1797-1869), a 19th century aristocrat, "satirised the social world she knew, loved and laughed at. A true, if minor successor to Jane Austen, like her she is concerned with love and marriage, money and manners. But Emily Eden has a distinct voice and it is the charm and humour-both above and below stairs- and sharp social comment which so magically entertain..."; Decorated cloth binding beginning to fray at spine tail, corners and spine ends lightly bumped, top edge lightly soiled. Pastedowns, endpapers, and yellowed page edges lightly foxed; a few page margins soiled, not on text. Unclipped dust wrapper, with sunned spine, age browned and edgeworn with several chips and tears. A few tears repaired with tape on reverse by previous owner. Three inch portion of front panel bottom corner missing. ; The Desperate Reader reviewed and recommended this title on her blog. Also reviewed and given three stars on "The Fig and Thistle" blog. Image is actual copy on offer. 
Price: 15.75 USD

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Doctor's Children, ELDER, Josephine [Dr. Olive Potter]
96 7299 ELDER, Josephine [Dr. Olive Potter] Doctor's Children
Softcover; Trade PB Greyladies: Edinburgh; c1954, 2010; 286 pages Very Good 
Faint spine creases, light cover creases and edgewear. Bottom textblock edge has two smudges, one page has tiny nick on top edge as if caught by a fingernail; interior pages clean, none loose. ; When Barbara's husband deserts her, she uproots her family of four children to London, where she resumes her career as a doctor. This novel, written at the time of the launch of the National Health Service, by a practising GP, presents an interesting picture of how a single parent who is also a professional woman copes with the prevailing ethos that a woman's place, and certainly a married woman's place, is in the home.; This title reviewed and recommended by Scott, owner of the blog "Furrowed Middlebrow". Our last copy of this now out-of-print title. Image is actual copy on offer. 
Price: 32.50 USD
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Encircled Heart, The, ELDER, Josephine [Dr. Olive Potter]
97 7194 ELDER, Josephine [Dr. Olive Potter] Encircled Heart, The
Softcover; Trade PB Greyladies: Edinburgh; c1951, 2012; 320 pages As New 
A lovely new book.; Marion Blake is a young doctor with a growing practice living with her pathologist friend, Philippa. She is totally and happily absorbed in her work – of which we are given fascinating descriptions – until she meets and marries Paul Shepherd, a university lecturer and aspiring playwright. Inevitably conflicts arise when Paul, an indulged only son with his little boy smile, wants “to love you and work for you and have you for myself alone,” but Marion, calm and competent, steadfastly self-reliant, “can’t give the practice up. It’s my child, I made it!” and ‘Dr. Blake’ has to take precedence over ‘Paul’s wife’.

The introduction includes the text of a talk the author gave to the Women’s Institute on her medical training at Girton and the London Hospital in Whitechapel.; Image is actual copy on offer. 
Price: 21.50 USD

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Sister Anne Resigns, ELDER, Josephine [Margaret Potter, Dr. Olive Potter]
98 7186 ELDER, Josephine [Margaret Potter, Dr. Olive Potter] Sister Anne Resigns
Softcover; Trade PB Greyladies: Edinburgh; c1931, 2012; 306 pages As New 
A lovely new book.; An enthralling novel of nursing in London's East End in the 1920s and 30s originally published in 1931 under the pseudonym Margaret Potter. (The author's real name was Dr. Olive Potter.) From reluctant Probationer to Staff-Nurse and to Sister, the story of Anne Lee’s career is given vivid authenticity by the author’s own experience as one of the very first women medical students at the London Hospital in Whitechapel.

Written at the peak of Josephine Elder’s writing powers, just after the best of her schoolgirl fiction, "Sister Anne Resigns" allows the author’s main themes of personal integrity and friendship to be developed more fully than girls’ novels allow.; Reviewed by Lynne H. author of the 'dovegreyreader scribbles' blog. This title reviewed and recommended by Scott, owner of the blog "Furrowed Middlebrow". This edition now out of print. Image is actual copy on offer. 
Price: 22.50 USD

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Elizabeth and Her German Garden, Elizabeth [Von Arnim]
99 7293 Elizabeth [Von Arnim] Elizabeth and Her German Garden
Softcover; Trade PB Virago Modern Classics: London; c1898, 2007; Reprint 207 pages Very Good+ 
Elizabeth's first novel, written in the form of a diary. Author put many elements of her own life in her novels. Born Mary Annette Beauchamp, her books were published anonymously as her first husband, a German Count, did not think writing a suitable occupation for his wife.This title is featured in the wonderful new novel, "The Guernsey Literary and Potato Peel Pie Society". This edition has an introduction by Elizabeth Jane Howard.; Light edgewear and rubbing, no spine creases. Page edges yellowed, as is common with Virago editions.; "Elizabeth's uniquely witty pen records each season in her beloved garden, where she escapes from the stifling routine of indoors: from servants, meals, domestic routine - and the presence of her overbearing husband, the Man of Wrath..." Image is actual copy on offer. 
Price: 11.75 USD
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Enchanted April, The, Elizabeth [Von Arnim]
100 5534 Elizabeth [Von Arnim] Enchanted April, The
Paperback; Trade PB Virago Press: London; c1922,2003; Reprint 361 pages Near Fine 
A new book with faint edgewear.; This edition has an introduction by Terence de Vere White. Basis for the wonderful movie of the same name. Four British women spend a revealing, and perhaps life changing, one month holiday at San Salvatore, a castle in Italy.; 'Four very different women respond to a discreet advertisement in the newspaper to stay at a mediaeval castle on the Mediterranean. The spirit of that place works remarkable changes on the woman, who quickly realize that there was more to San Salvatore than they expected, and more to each other and themselves than they had ever dreamed.' 
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