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761 6437 SOMERSET, Anne Ladies-In-Waiting: From the Tudors to the Present Day
Hardcover Alfred A. Knopf: NY; 1984; First US Edition 342 pages B&W Illustrations: Good+ in Very Good- dust wrapper 
Spine ends lightly bumped, corners bumped revealing boards on two corners; no binding problems. Red remainder mark on top page edge, page edges pale yellow, bottom edge of last 40 pages rippled; interior pages clean. Unclipped dust wrapper edgeworn with a few closed tears and creases.; 'Far from being servants or decorative accessories in court, ladies-in-waiting competed for real positions of power--and many succeeded in their goals, sometimes betraying their queens in the process. A few even became royal mistresses. Drawing on a wide variety of primary sources, this lively, full-scale study by a bestselling author combines anecdote with searching analysis to create social history at its most colorful and entertaining.' 
Price: 11.75 USD
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Women Who Wrote the War, The, SOREL, Nancy Caldwell
762 6709 SOREL, Nancy Caldwell Women Who Wrote the War, The
Hardcover Arcade Publishing: NY; 1999; First US Edition 458 pages B&W Photographs: Very Good in Very Good+ dust wrapper 
Bumped spine ends, just revealing board at top edge, a few pages creased, some faint smudges to page edges. Unclipped dustwrapper has light edgewear.; 'This book eloquently demonstrates the role female war correspondents played in bringing the war to the people at home in the US. As women, they brought a different outlook to the battlefields of WWII, and reported what they witnessed with a new sensibility. Their experience was devastating at one moment, heartwarming the next, as they struggled for equality in a profession dominated by men.' Recommended by Dan Rather.; Front cover matches sample image. 
Price: 14.75 USD
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Mrs. Keppel and Her Daughter, SOUHAMI, Diana
763 6391 SOUHAMI, Diana Mrs. Keppel and Her Daughter
Hardcover St Martin's Press: New York; 1997; Third Printing 338 pages B&W Photographs: Very Good+ in Near Fine dust wrapper 
Spine ends bumped; a very nice copy indeed. Unclipped dust wrapper faintly edgeworn. ; A dual biography of the last mistress of King Edward VII who believed that discretion was everything and her daughter, Violet Trefusis, who was willing to give up everything for the forbidden love of Vita Sackville-West. Mrs. Keppel was the great-grandmother of Camilla Parker-Bowles, wife of the current Prince of Wales.' 
Price: 12.75 USD
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Miss Darby's Duenna, SOUTH, Sheri Cobb
764 6567 SOUTH, Sheri Cobb Miss Darby's Duenna
Softcover; Trade PB Prinnyworld Press: 1999; 217 pages Very Good+ 
No spine or cover creases, bumped bottom corner; faint edgewear; looks unread. A very nice copy.; Convinced that his fiancee is playing him false, Sir Harry Hawthorne disguises himself as a woman in order to keep her under his watchful eye, with unforeseen complications.; 'A light and lively romp written with humor and grace...in a tone just right for comedy and romance. For readers new to the Regency novel which devolved from Jane Austen via Georgette Heyer, Miss Darby's Duenna could be taken as a textbook. It details many of the places and customs familiar to readers of this sub-genre. From the weak lemonade and stale bread at Almack's Assembly to the thinly sliced ham at Vauxhall Gardens; from the betting books at White's Club to Covent Garden, we're given a tour of the early nineteenth century London of the 'beau monde.' All the while, we're treated to a classic Regency romp.' 
Price: 10.00 USD
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765 5109 SPALDING, Frances Vanessa Bell
Softcover; Trade PB Harvest/HBJ: San Diego; c1983, 1985; Very Good  
B&W Photographs; 399 pages; Spine creased, covers lightly edgeworn and rubbed, pages lightly soiled.; Biography of Virginia Woolf's sister, a central figure of the Bloomsbury Group. Until this book was published she she was its most elusive member. This biography 'brings her powerful, magnetic personality into clarity, revealing the complex emotions beneath her surface serenity, her gift for the "handling of life" (as Virginia called it) and her lifelong commitment to art. An important part of this biography is devoted to her painting, her harmonious working relationship with Duncan Grant, and their contribution to English art and decoration.'  
Price: 10.00 USD
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766 2359 SPIELMAN, M.H. and G.S. Layard Life and Work of Kate Greenaway
Hardcover Bracken Books: London; c1905,1986; 301 pages Very Good in Very Good dust wrapper 
Spine head lightly bumped, no binding problems, pages clean and bright. Two small indentations on back cover with corresponding marks on rear dust wrapper panel. Dust wrapper, not price cut, is lightly rubbed and faintly edgeworn. A nice copy of a lovely book. ; Illustrated with colour and b&w drawings and photographs this biography was written four years after her death by two of Miss Greenway's friends. It is a loving tribute to one of the best loved and enduring of all illustrators. She was a great friend of John Ruskin's and much of her correspondence with him is included in this book. She was also an admirer of Edward Burne-Jones's work. 
Price: 24.50 USD
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767 3819 STANLEY, Diane Stanley and Peter Vennema Good Queen Bess
Hardcover Harper Collins: NY; c1990,2001; First Edition Thus Illustrated by Diane Stanley: Very Good+ in Very Good+ dust wrapper  
Color Illustrations; Unpaginated pages; A new book with one bottom corner faintly bumped. A lovely copy. ; 'She was a queen whose strong will, shrewd diplomacy, religious tolerance and great love for her subjects won the hearts of her people and the admiration of her enemies. This delightful book brilliantly captures the character of the long reigning monarch and puts her actions in the context of her life so they can be better appreciated.' For ages 7 and up.; Published @ $16.95.  
Price: 10.75 USD
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Great Gardens of Britain and Ireland, STANNARD, Dorothy (Ed.)
768 7048 STANNARD, Dorothy (Ed.) Great Gardens of Britain and Ireland
Softcover; Trade PB Insight Guides: 344 pages Colour Photographs: Near Fine 
A lovely new copy with faintest edgewear.; A fully illustrated guide to the gardens of the British Isles, featuring more than 320 of the best gardens open to the public. It includes beautiful photography and expert text about the history of garden design and plant origins. All gardens plotted on regional maps, brief notes on accomodations and local pubs also listed.' The yellow pages at the back of the book contain useful addresses and websites, a glossary of garden terms and a further reading list.' An excellent tool for planning an excursion or for wonderful armchair dreaming.; Published @ $23.95, this guide is no longer in print. Image is actual copy on offer. 
Price: 9.95 USD
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House of All Nations, STEAD, Chrstina
769 6552 STEAD, Chrstina House of All Nations
Hardcover Angus and Robertson: London; c1938, 1974; First Edition Thus 787 pages Very Good in Very Good+ dust wrapper 
Faint sunning to edges of green boards, light soil to pale yellow page edges, a few page edges have tiny chips. Price clipped dust wrapper has publisher's price sticker on bottom front flap, very light edgewear. ; The story of a pirvate Swiss banking house in Paris during the interwar period. This "forgotten" Australian author recommended by Jonathan Franzen.; This oversized book will not fit safely in the Int'l. Priority mail envelope. "This is a vast panoramic novel that explores the intrigues, swindles, and manipulations of international finance, exposing themes that are as relevant today as when first published in 1939." 'Combined with her Hogarthian humor, brilliant vocabulary, high-keyed imagination, the result is one of the most savage satires on 'the principle of money' since Balzac' - "Time". 
Price: 32.50 USD
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770 349 Stearn, Jess Matter Of Immortality, Dramatic Evidence Of Survival
Hardcover Atheneum: NY; 1976; First US Edition 8vo ; 300 pages Very Good in Very Good dust wrapper 
Text block edge dusty; dw edgewear and one small tear at rear flap 
Price: 9.50 USD
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771 899 STERN, G.B. Young Matriarch
Hardcover Tom Stacey Ltd: London; c1942,1971; Reprint Very Good+ in Very Good dust wrapper  
652 pages; Spine ends bumped, text block edges faintly yellow. Dust wrapper, not price cut, is edgeworn with two short tears and a small hole in the inner front flap. ; A wonderful tale of the Rakonitz family, the strongest members of which are usually women. The extended family is now in London, the US, and Europe and we follow them from the late 19th century until the beginning of World War II. Recommended. '  
Price: 10.00 USD
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772 3360 STEVENSON, D.E. [Dorothy Emily] Alister and Co. & It's Nice to Be Me : Children's Poems
Softcover Anglophile Books: Lancaster, CA; c1940 & 1943, 2002; First Edition Thus 45 pages As New 
A new booklet with a tape binding.; D.E. Stevenson (Dorothy Emily Peploe) is best known as a novelist, publishing almost a novel a year from the mid 1903's until her retirement in 1970. Her books of children's poetry were published in 1940 in the US and in 1943 in Great Britain. They have long been out of print. This volume, published by arrangement with her heirs, combines the poems from both books and makes them available to many of her admirers for the first time. ; Publisher's recommended price of $12.50 listed in Bowker's Books in Print. New 13 digit ISBN is 978-0-9716612-1-9. 
Price: 9.95 USD
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Emily Dennistoun [Truth is the Strong Thing], STEVENSON, D.E. [Dorothy Emily]
773 6398 STEVENSON, D.E. [Dorothy Emily] Emily Dennistoun [Truth is the Strong Thing]
Softcover; Trade PB Greyladies: Edinburgh; 2011; 307 pages New 
A new book.; Originally titled "Truth is the Strong Thing", this richly layered novel was written in the 1920's at the beginning of D. E. Stevenson’s career but was never published.

Emily Dennistoun lives alone with her elderly tyrannical father at Borriston Hall on the Scottish coast. She has few friends and lives through her writing. Then she meets Francis, and despite vicissitudes of fortune, despite uncertainties, loneliness and unhappiness, Emily holds steadfast to a love she knows is true.; This title reviewed and recommended by Lyn B., author of the 'I Prefer Reading' blog and member of the DES email discussion group. 
Price: 22.50 USD

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English Air, The, STEVENSON, D.E. [Dorothy Emily]
774 7117 STEVENSON, D.E. [Dorothy Emily] English Air, The
Softcover; Trade PB Greyladies: Edinburgh; c1940, 2014; First Edition Thus 355 pages New 
A new book. All copies received from printer with very light edgewear and faint horizontal ripples on spines. ; This novel was written in 1940, near the beginning of World War II. It is set in England before, and just after, the start of World War II. In 1938 Franz von Heiden, son of a Nazi official and an Englishwoman who died when he was a child, comes to England to visit his English cousins. Life in England is not what he expected, and he reports this to his father back in Germany. Completed on 29 February, 1940, before the US had entered the war, DES hoped this book would explain the British attitude to the war to her American readers.This edition now out of print.; Many of the incidents in this story are true. This title reviewed and recommended by Lyn B., author of the 'I Prefer Reading' blog and member of the DES email discussion group. She chose it as one of her top ten books for 2014. Image is one of actual copies on offer. 
Price: 21.95 USD
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Fair Miss Fortune, The, STEVENSON, D.E. [Dorothy Emily]
775 1840 STEVENSON, D.E. [Dorothy Emily] Fair Miss Fortune, The
Softcover; Trade PB Greyladies: Edinburgh; 2011; 223 pages New 
A new book.; Written in the 1930's but never before published, this edition contains letters concerning the book between the author and her agent. We recommend reading the letters after reading the novel as they contain 'spoilers'.

Jane Fortune causes a stir when she arrives in Dingleford to open a tearoom. Charles and Harold both fall for the newcomer, but her behaviour seems to vary wildly – she encourages first one then the other and at other times barely recognises them. A warm-hearted romance of British village life.; This title reviewed and recommended by Lyn B., author of the 'I Prefer Reading' blog and member of the DES email discussion group. 
Price: 22.50 USD

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Five Windows, STEVENSON, D.E. [Dorothy Emily]
776 7231 STEVENSON, D.E. [Dorothy Emily] Five Windows
Paperback; Trade PB Greyladies: Edinburgh; c1953, 2016; 358 pages New 
A new copy. ; One of the rather scarce titles by this wonderful author. Set in the Scottish Border hills, Edinburgh, and London. Cover image is from the original 1953 UK edition.; 'Set in the same Scottish Border country as 'Music in the Hills' and 'Winter and Rough Weather' ['Shoulder The Sky'] , this story is seen through the eyes of someone born and bred amongst the bold, round border hills. David Kirke's childhood is sheltered, his nature is gentle and peaceable; he is no hero of romance but a human being with faults and failings which lead him into trouble when he adventures into the world to seek his fortune. The background of the book are the hills of home and the noise and bustle of London; in the foreground are the people, alive, vigorous, and full of responsibility, who play their parts in the shaping of David's life.' "One of my favourite authors."- 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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Five Windows, STEVENSON, D.E. [Dorothy Emily]
777 49 STEVENSON, D.E. [Dorothy Emily] Five Windows
Hardcover Collins: London; 1953; First British Edition 319 pages Very Good in Very Good dust wrapper 
Green cloth binding, spine ends and bottom corners lightly bumped, front hinge beginning to split at pastedown as is often seen with Collins editions from this time. Yellowed page edges have a few tiny soil marks; interior pages clean. Small bookseller label on rear pastedown. Unclipped dust wrapper, lightly edgeworn and soiled, spine head reinforced with tape on inside by previous owner. Once white rear panel now age browned. One of the nicer copies we've seen.; One of the rather scarce titles by this wonderful author. Set in the Scottish Border country and London.; 'Set in the same Scottish Border country as 'Music in the Hills' and 'Winter and Rough Weather' ['Shoulder The Sky'] , this story is seen through the eyes of someone born and bred amongst the bold, round border hills. David Kirke's childhood is sheltered, his nature is gentle and peaceable; he is no hero of romance but a human being with faults and failings which lead him into trouble when he adventures into the world to seek his fortune. The background of the book are the hills of home and the noise and bustle of London; in the foreground are the people, alive, vigorous, and full of responsibility, who play their parts in the shaping of David's life.' Images are actual copy available. 
Price: 194.50 USD
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Fletchers' End [Large Print], STEVENSON, D.E. [Dorothy Emily]
778 7305 STEVENSON, D.E. [Dorothy Emily] Fletchers' End [Large Print]
Hardcover; Ex-Library Ulverscroft: England; c1962; Large Print Edition 540 pages Fair in Good dust wrapper 
No publishing info page, old US distributor label on front free endpaper, no date but lack of ISBN indicates pre-1970's. Ex-library book with usual stamps and markings. Book is cocked, edges worn to boards in several places, especially bottom edge, pages pale brown (not brittle) and rather soiled. Dust wrapper edgeworn with a few short closed tears, library label on spine, remenants of previous removed label also on spine. A somewhat fragile reading copy in Large Print of a rather scarce title.; This is the wonderful sequel to 'Bel Lamington'. After reading this book, the scent of violets will bring back the memory of Fletchers End.; This title reviewed and recommended by Lyn B., author of the 'I Prefer Reading' blog and member of the DE Stevenson email discussion group. '...the kind of book that I put down after reading with a very satisfied sigh. ... again, this is destined to be a favourite.' Image is actual copy on offer. 
Price: 33.00 USD
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Found in the Attic, STEVENSON, D.E. [Dorothy Emily]
779 6927 STEVENSON, D.E. [Dorothy Emily] Found in the Attic
Softcover; Trade PB Greyladies: Edinburgh; 2013; 267 pages B&W Photographs: New 
A new book. ; A selection from the unpublished papers 'found in the attic' by the author's granddaughter. They include short stories (including a gentle revenge on critics, an eccentric maid, a ventriloquist desperate for work and a very human burglar); verse (a burlesque, some war poems); two delightfully witty one-act plays, and articles and talks on books and writing. Illustrated with some wonderful family photographs. The articles on books and writing especially offer a compelling insight into this beloved author. Recommended.This edition now out of print.; "A very interesting glimpse into the mind and personality of D.E. Stevenson." From the wonderful preface by Jerri Chase, member of the ATS, and AT and DE Stevenson discussion groups. Also recommended by Sylvia C. of the DES email discussion group. 
Price: 21.95 USD
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Jean Erskine's Secret, STEVENSON, D.E. [Dorothy Emily]
780 6926 STEVENSON, D.E. [Dorothy Emily] Jean Erskine's Secret
Softcover; Trade PB Greyladies: Edinburgh; 2013; First Edition 248 pages New 
A new book. ; Probably written c.1917, this novel opens in 1913 with the Erskine family moving from Edinburgh to the Scottish east coast village of Crale, where Jean’s life is transformed by her friendship with Diana MacDonald of Crale Castle. She writes a book telling Diana’s story; of friendships and love affairs, of family and village life, all shadowed by the much darker themes of the Great War and devastating inherited conditions. At the heart of the story is the secret, known only to Jean, that threatens Diana’s hard-won happiness.; One of the darker books by this author. As with some of her other very early work, this is for a reader that is already a DE Stevenson admirer. Recommended by Susan H. of the DES email discussion group - "I really, really enjoyed it." This title also reviewed by Lyn B., author of the 'I Prefer Reading' blog and member of the DE Stevenson email discussion group. This edition now out-of-print. 
Price: 22.50 USD
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Peter West, STEVENSON, D.E. [Dorothy Emily]
781 7000 STEVENSON, D.E. [Dorothy Emily] Peter West
Softcover; Trade PB Greyladies: Edinburgh; c1923, 2013; First Edition Thus 205 pages New 
A new book.; Originally published only in the Britain in 1923, this was D.E. Stevenson's first published novel. Set in Kintoul, Scotland, a beautiful Highland village with a tumbling river, a ruined castle, and pine-clad hills. This love story "follows the mingled fortunes of the crofters, the minister and doctor, and those at Kintoul House -- Peter West and the shades of his mother. This is a world where integrity and honour stand firm against the easy path, and despite many a wrong turning, are the only sure way to lasting happiness."; This edition now out-of-print. 
Price: 22.50 USD
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Portrait of Saskia, STEVENSON, D.E. [Dorothy Emily]
782 6717 STEVENSON, D.E. [Dorothy Emily] Portrait of Saskia
Softcover; Trade PB Greyladies: Edinburgh; 2011; 291 pages New 
A new book.; Another publication of previously unpublished very early material from this beloved author. It was probably written in the late 1920s, and foreshadows her later romances and family stories with that little humorous twist of something extra.

Kenneth Leslie, needing money to start a new life in Canada after a broken engagement, answers an advertisement in the Daily Clarion - 'Retired Army Officer offers a large sum of money to a Young Man who wants Adventure. Must be of good appearance and free from dependants.' and finds more than he dreamed of: fishing, art, family skulduggery, rogues, thieves and fisticuffs, friendship – and romance.

Also included are four short stories, Moira, The Mulberry Coach, The Secret of the Black Rocks, and The Murder of Alma Atherton, and a novella, Where the Gentian Blooms.; This title currently out of print. 
Price: 22.50 USD

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783 2531 STEWART, Mary Airs Above the Ground
Hardcover; Book Club Edition M.S. Mill Co./ Wm. Morrow: New York; 1965; Very Good in Very Good dust wrapper  
224 pages; Spine tail and bottom corners bumped and very lightly worn. Interior pages clean and bright. Dust wrapper is edgeworn with a few inch long closed tears, white flaps have yellowed edges.; The "airs above the ground" are the special leaps and steps done by Vienna's famous Lipizzan stallions of the Spanish Riding School, an integral part of this fast-paced story of intrigue. Mary Stewart has captured the Austrian countryside and a fairy-tale castle beautifully in this atmospheric tale of newlywed Vanessa March and her young charge Timothy Lacy. Both have personal problems to solve that grow rather than lessen. Excellent and exciting reading. ; Recommended by Cheryl of the DES email discussion group.  
Price: 11.50 USD
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784 5359 STEWART, Mary Airs Above the Ground
Hardcover Hodder & Stoughton: London; 1965; First British Edition 254 pages Very Good in Very Good dust wrapper 
Spine tail very lightly bumped, book is slightly cocked, vertical crease on spine does not damage binding. Page edges yellowed with a few tiny ink marks, previous owner signature on front free endpaper; interior pages clean and bright. Clipped dust wrapper is very lightly edgeworn , white rear panel and flaps have yellowed.; The "airs above the ground" are the special leaps and steps done by Vienna's famous Lipizzan stallions of the Spanish Riding School, an integral part of this fast-paced story of intrigue. Mary Stewart has captured the Austrian countryside and a fairy-tale castle beautifully in this atmospheric tale of newlywed Vanessa March and her young charge Timothy Lacy. Both have personal problems to solve that grow rather than lessen. Excellent and exciting reading. ; Recommended by Cheryl of the DES email discussion group. 
Price: 17.50 USD
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785 1412 Stewart, Mary Hollow Hills
Hardcover William Morrow & Company: New York; 1973; Fifth Printing 498 pages Very Good in Very Good- dust wrapper 
Spine head and tail lightly bumped; blue cloth boards soiled, binding is good and tight. Dust wrapper, not price cut, edgeworn, a 1 1/2" tear bottom of rear panel, another shorter tear on front panel, a few creases. ; Second volume in Stewart's enchanting Arthurian series.  
Price: 11.75 USD
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