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Circus is Coming, The [Circus Shoes], STREATFEILD, Noel
781 7203 STREATFEILD, Noel Circus is Coming, The [Circus Shoes]
Softcover; Mass Market PB Puffin Books: Harmondsworth, England; c1938, 1983; 270 pages Illustrated by Clarke Hutton; B&W Illustrations: Good 
Light spine creases, covers very creased, pages age browned but not brittle, a few page corners creased; interior pages clean, none loose. A reading copy.; Winner of the1938 Carnegie Medal about the working life of a travelling circus. Orphans Santa and Peter find their unknown Uncle Gus, a clown and trapeze artist, working with Cob's Circus. Published in the US as "Circus Shoes".; Image is actual copy on offer. 
Price: 6.50 USD
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Parson's Nine, STREATFEILD, Noel
782 7155 STREATFEILD, Noel Parson's Nine
Softcover Greyladies: Edinburgh; c1932, 2014; 290 pages As New 
A lovely as new copy.; The story of a saintly vicar, his more practical wife and their nine children in a country vicarage before, during and after the First World War.

When Esdras, with his robust biblical quotations for every occasion - not always appreciated, and his brothers Tobit and Sirach go off to boarding school, Miss Crosby, a governess striving for womenís emancipation, arrives to teach the younger children; clever Judith, home-loving Esther and twins Susanna and Baruch. But we know that the childhood idyll cannot last, that the cataclysm is approaching. For a family of nine children in their teens and twenties can hardly hope to come through the Great War unscathed. But tragedy is met with stoicism and courage, indeed is barely mentioned, and lives are picked up and resumed in a very different post-war world.

Noel Streatfeild was herself the daughter of the vicarage, aged 18 when war was declared, and as her own war work volunteered in a hospital kitchen, wrote and put on plays in aid of the Red Cross, and left home to be a munitions worker at Woolwich Arsenal. Parsonís Nine is her second novel, originally published in 1932. 
Price: 21.95 USD

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Noel Streatfeild, STREATFEILD] HUSE, Nancy
783 7204 STREATFEILD] HUSE, Nancy Noel Streatfeild
Hardcover Twayne Publishers: NY; 1994; 163 pages Near Fine in Very Good+ dust wrapper 
Burgundy cloth binding, spine ends lightly bumped; a lovely copy. Dust wrapper very lightly edgeworn and rubbed. ; Part of the Twayne's English Author Series. "In this comprehensive analysis of a woman hailed by her fellow Britons as a 'National Monument', Nancy Huse argues that Streatfeild's work challenges the status of 'girl's books' , described in most criticism as ephemeral or constituting a catagory separate from 'great books'. Huse attributes the appeal of Streatfeild's books to their contemporary themes and traditional values and finds that in exploring the tensions of heredity and environment Streatfeild anticipates many contemporary questions about the role of women, the structure of the family, and the implications of the class system. In particular, Huse notes, Streatfeild (in both her children's and adult novels) used the poverty of women and their work in the domestic sphere to link the public with the private worlds shaping children.

Streatfeild's conservative upbringing, rebellious youth, and complex life-long relationship with her family provided material for her novels, according to Huse. Streatfeild developed a conscious perspective on childhood that she used to defend child/adult boundaries while sharpening story forms. At the same time, Huse contends, her multi faceted talent admitted new subjects, character types, themes, and information into the children's book because she assumed competence and intelligent curiosity as the basis of children's contributions to the family and to society.

In this vibrant portrait of the life and work of such an innovative children's writer, Huse suggests some meaningful ways to evaluate the family novel, the role of a children's novelist in preserving and constructing a historical record, and the implications of formulaic patterns that derive from female experience."

Her adult novels and novels written as Susan Scarlett are also discussed.; Image is actual copy on offer. 
Price: 25.75 USD

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784 272 Strieber, Whitley Majestic
Hardcover Putnam: NY; 1989; First US Edition 317 pages Very Good+ in Very Good+ dust wrapper 
Dw badly price cut; Author's 'fictional' ? telling of the Roswell Incident. 
Price: 8.00 USD
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785 4672 STRUTHER, Jan Mrs. Miniver
Hardcover; Book Club Edition Grosset & Dunlap: NY; c1940, 1942?; Reprint Good in Good+ dust wrapper  
288 pages; Spine ends bumped and cloth fraying, corners bumped with boards just peeking through cloth binding, spine and edges a bit sunned. Pages extremely age browned but clean and not brittle; no binding problems. Dust wrapper, with very sunned spine, is edgeworn with several small chips and tears; white rear panel lightly soiled. The dw has a still from the film featuring Walter Pidgeon and Greer Garson as the front illustration. ; Basis for the beloved World War II movie starring Greer Garson. Originally written in 1939 as a series of essays published in the London Times, this is a novel of an English woman during the early years of World War II. Recommended.  
Price: 8.75 USD
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Aubrey Beardsley, a Biography , STURGIS, Matthew
786 3007 STURGIS, Matthew Aubrey Beardsley, a Biography
Hardcover Overlook Press: Woodstock, NY; c1998,1999; First US Edition Near Fine in Near Fine dust wrapper  
B&W Photographs; 404 pages; A new book that has a slightly rubbed dust wrapper. ; 'In this biography, Matthew Sturgis has uncovered a great amount of new material and used many previously untapped sources to produce the most compelling and definitive account of Beardsley's life to date. Starting with Beardsley's shabby-genteel childhood in Brighton and London, Sturgis gives readers the full account of Beardsley's brief and brilliant life, from the artist's close relationship with his sister Mabel, his inspiring schooldays, his miserable year in a London insurance office, and his first discovery of Edward Burne-Jones, to his sudden rise to fame as co-editor of both The Yellow Book and The Savoy, his spectacular fall from grace in the wake of the Oscar Wilde scandal, and his anguished period of declining health. Willfully perverse, Beardsley achieved a fame that polarized late Victorian England while forging for himself a unique position among the Pre-Raphaelites, Impressionists, Symbolists, and literary Decadents that defined the fin de siecle temper. Yet, as Sturgis clearly demonstrates, perhaps Beardsley's greatest creation was himself. His deliberate manipulation of the press and public, his awareness of both art and market-place, made him one the of the first truly modern artists.'; Published @$29.95.  
Price: 19.75 USD
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787 1780 Summers, Anthony Goddess : the Secret Lives of Marilyn Monroe
Hardcover Macmillan Publishing Company: New York; 1985; First US Edition 415 pages B&W Photographs: Very Good+ in Very Good+ dust wrapper 
Spine tail lightly bumped. Dust wrapper, price cut, is lightly edgeworn. ; Author interviewed 600 people and used the Freedom of Information Act to get material for this book.  
Price: 9.00 USD
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788 477 Swann, E. L. Night Gardening
Softcover; Trade PB Hyperion: New York; 1999; Advance Review Copy As New  
223 pages; Publisher's letter laid in. Swann is a pseudonym for Kathryn Lasky, a children's book author. Lovely black and white pictures of flowers at the beginning of each chapter of this romance.  
Price: 11.00 USD
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789 380 Swick, Marly Evening News
Softcover; Trade PB Little Brown: Boston; 1999; Uncorrected Proof 351 pages Fine 

Price: 7.50 USD
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790 1036 Swindells, Madge Summer Harvest
Hardcover Doubleday: Garden City, NY; 1984; First US Edition 470 pages Very Good in Very Good dust wrapper 
Corners and spine head and tail bumped. Dust wrapper worn at extemities, spine sunned; Novel of a woman's life in South Africa from 1938 to 1968.  
Price: 8.50 USD
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791 1897 Symons, Julian Sweet Adelaide
Hardcover Harper & Row: New York; 1980; First US Edition Very Good+ in Very Good+ dust wrapper  
263 pages; Spine head and tail bumped, a nice clean copy. Price clipped dust wrapper is lightly edgeworn, no tears or chips. ; The fictionalized retelling of a real murder trial in Victorian England. Illegitimate Adelaide was forced to marry a grocer, the man her family paid to marry her. In 1866, at the Old Bailey, Adelaide was tried for the murder of her husband. Did she do it?  
Price: 12.50 USD
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Gull on the Roof, A, TANGYE, Derek
792 7134 TANGYE, Derek Gull on the Roof, A
Hardcover Michael Joseph: London; 1961; Fourth Printing 191 pages Illustrated by Jean Tangye; B&W Illustrations: Very Good in Very Good- dust wrapper 
The first volume of the Minack Chronicles. Derek and his wife Jeannie, leave London for Minack, a Cornish cottage where they plan to raise flowers and vegetables for market. Lovely black and white sketches by the author's wife including one of Monty the cat.; First published in March 1961, this fourth printing was issued August 1961. Blue cloth covered board with gilt lettering on spine. Lightly bumped spine ends and board edges have some colour loss. Pages light brown, page edges and one interior page soiled. Unclipped dust wrapper age browned, lightly soiled, and edgeworn with some small chips and closed tears. ; Recommended by Geraldine H., Julie B., and Lesley of the DES email discussion group. Image is actual copy on offer. 
Price: 15.95 USD
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793 1041 Tannahill, Reay Passing Glory
Hardcover Crown: New York; 1989; First US Edition Very Good+ in Very Good+ dust wrapper  
598 pages; Bottom corners and spine head and tail lightly bumped. White dust wrapper faintly yellowed at bottom edge; Saga of a British family from the death of Queen Victoria in 1901 to the coronation of Queen Elizabeth II in 1953.  
Price: 15.00 USD
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794 531 Tannahill, Reay World, The Flesh And The Devil
Hardcover Crown: NY; 1985; First US Edition Very Good+ in Very Good+ dust wrapper  
479 pages; Red remainder mark on bottom edge. Dust wrapper very slightly rubbed and edgeworn. ; Decorated endpapers with the family tree of the Royal House of Stewart. This novel, set in 15th Century Scotland, is an intricate blend of historical and fictional characters. To become Chancellor of Scotland John Cameron must become a priest; but what of Ninian, the woman of his heart?  
Price: 15.00 USD
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Secret Empire: Eisenhower, the CIA, and the Hidden Story of America's Space Espionage, TAUBMAN, Philip
795 7104 TAUBMAN, Philip Secret Empire: Eisenhower, the CIA, and the Hidden Story of America's Space Espionage
Hardcover Simon & Schuster: NY; 2003; First US Edition 441 pages Near Fine in Very Good+ dust wrapper 
A lovely copy. Spine head bumped; unclipped dust wrapper faintly edgeworn and lightly rubbed.; 'During the early and most dangerous years of the cold war, a handful of Americans, led by President Dwight D. Eisenhower, revolutionized spying and warfare. In great secrecy and beyond the prying eyes of Congress and the press, they built exotic new machines that opened up theSoviet Union to surveillance and protected the United States from surprise nuclear attack. This is the dramatic story of these men and their inventions, told in full for the first time.

In a brief period of explosive, top-secret innovation during the 1950s, a small group of scientists, engineers, businessmen, and government officials rewrote the book on airplane design and led the nation into outer space. In an effort no less audacious than the creation of the atomic bomb, they designed, built, and operated the U-2 and supersonic SR-71 spy planes and Corona, the first reconnaissance satellites -- machines that could collect more information about the Soviet Union's weapons in a day than an army of spies could assemble in a decade.'; Image is actual copy on offer. 
Price: 19.75 USD

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Angel, TAYLOR, Elizabeth
796 7205 TAYLOR, Elizabeth Angel
Softcover; Trade PB Virago Press: London; c1957, 1984; 252 pages Very Good 
Faint spine and cover creases, a bit of edgewear, pages age yellowed as is common with Virago editions; pages clean, none loose. ; Angel is Angelica Deverell is a child born in drab surroundings with a powerfully romantic mind set on becoming a successful writer. Written in 1957, this is the tale of a popular writer of romances, tailored on MarieCorelli. It is about the rise and fall of a complicated person who does not understand herself as she thinks she does. This novel is quite different from Elizabeth Taylor's other work.; 'I discovered Elizabeth Taylor in the1980's...what a lovely, accomplished writer.'- Holly H. of the ATS and AT and DES email discussion groups. This author also recommended by Linda S. Image is actual copy on offer. 
Price: 12.50 USD
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At Mrs. Lippincote's, TAYLOR, Elizabeth
797 7103 TAYLOR, Elizabeth At Mrs. Lippincote's
Softcover; Trade PB Virago Modern Classics: London; (1945) 2000; Reprint 215 pages Very Good+ 
No spine or cover creases, faint edgewear and rubbing. Page edges pale yellow as is often seen in Virago editions. A lovely copy.; The author's first novel, originally published in 1945. 'Mrs. Lippincote's house, with its heavy furniture and yellowing photographs, stands for all the certainties that have vanished with the advent of war. And, temporarily, it is home for Julia. Regarded as a most unsatisfactory officer's wife, Julia has joined her husband Roddy at the behest of the RAF, along with her young son and Roddy's cousin Eleanor.'; 'I discovered Elizabeth Taylor in the1980's...what a lovely, accomplished writer.'- Holly H. of the ATS and AT and DES email discussion groups. 'At Mrs Lippincoteís is an especial favourite...'[by this author]- Lyn B. author of the 'I Prefer Reading' blog and member of the DES email discussion group. Image is actual copy on offer. 
Price: 12.50 USD
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Game of Hide and Seek, A, TAYLOR, Elizabeth
798 7209 TAYLOR, Elizabeth Game of Hide and Seek, A
Softcover; Trade PB Penguin (Virago): New York; c1951,1986; 260 pages Very Good 
This edition has a new introduction by Elizabeth Jane Howard. Like all of her fiction, Elizabeth Taylor writes beautifully, with irony as light as feather and characterization without flaw. This is a story of first love, settling for second best, and returning to the first. Recommended.; Spine and cover creases, page edges (with black remainder mark on bottom) yellowed as is common with Virago editions, a bit of edgewear; interior pages clean, none loose.; "I know it has often been the case that every new (to me) book by Elizabeth Taylor I read becomes the 'best' one I have read so far, but this time, honestly, I think I might really mean it."- Lynne H. author of the 'dovegrey reader scribbles' blog. 'Taylor has a wickedly funny sense of humour and a magnificent talent for capturing the absurd, both of which remind us of the joy and pleasure to be found amidst the realities of navigating our path through life. Of all the novels of hers I have read, which is a fair few now, I think A Game of Hide and Seek is her finest.' -Rachel, author of the "Book Snob" blog. Image is actual copy on offer. 
Price: 9.50 USD
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In a Summer Season, TAYLOR, Elizabeth
799 6901 TAYLOR, Elizabeth In a Summer Season
Softcover; Trade PB Carroll & Graf: NY; c1961,1991; 220 pages Very Good 
Spine creases, some edgewear, inside covers pale brown, pages clean, no binding problems. This edition has an introduction by Susannah Clapp. ; This wonderful book is about a mother with a secret life, a constrained woman bursting out of constraint, domesticity gone mad, the containment of desire and anger, and so much more.; Highly recommended by Holly H. of the ATS and AT and DES email discussion groups. "I discovered Elizabeth Taylor in the1980's...what a lovely, accomplished writer. This is my particular favorite, although I can recommend them all." Image is of actual book offered. 
Price: 9.95 USD
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Sleeping Beauty, The, TAYLOR, Elizabeth
800 6647 TAYLOR, Elizabeth Sleeping Beauty, The
Softcover; Trade PB Dial Press: NY; c1953,1983; 250 pages Very Good- 
Light spine and cover creases, covers edgeworn and rubbed. Page edges have a few smudges; interior pages clean, none loose. This edition has an introduction by Susannah Clapp.; Emily is the Sleeping Beauty and the quiet, sensible Vinny Tumulty, on a visit to the seaside, has fallen madly in love with her. The town is appropriately named Seething, for under cover of a narrative full of the daily details of living is bigamy and more. The author's most romantic novel.; "Highly recommended."- Holly H. of the ATS and AT email discussion group. This author recommended by Linda S. Front cover matches sample image. 
Price: 11.75 USD
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Soul of Kindness, TAYLOR, Elizabeth
801 6881 TAYLOR, Elizabeth Soul of Kindness
Softcover; Trade PB Dial Press: New York; c1964,1983; Reprint 219 pages Very Good 
No spine creases, covers a bit edgeworn and faintly creased. Page edges pale yellow, bottom edges remainder sprayed; interior pages clean.; While Flora Quartermaine appears to be the soul of kindness, she is, in fact, soulless. She appears to be Lady Bountiful and a beauty, bestowing herself on an admirably assembled cast of characters who, for the most part, worship at her feet. This beautifully written book is about self-love and its implications. Recommended.; 'I discovered Elizabeth Taylor in the1980's...what a lovely, accomplished writer.'- Holly H. of the ATS and AT and DES email discussion groups. Image is actual copy on offer. 
Price: 6.50 USD
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View of the Harbour, A, TAYLOR, Elizabeth
802 7358 TAYLOR, Elizabeth View of the Harbour, A
Softcover; Trade PB NY Review Books: NY; c1947,2015; 313 pages Near Fine 
A lovely copy with faint edgewear; looks unread.; This is a wonderfully written tale of fundamental human drama set in a second-rate seaside post WWII town. There is infidelity, wit, compassion and a very believable set of characters. This edition has an introduction by Roxana Robinson.; This author recommended by Linda S. and by Holly H. of the ATS and AT and DES email discussion groups. This title reviewed and recommended by Jane the author of "Fleur in her World" blog and by Rachel, author of the "Book Snob" blog. "Elizabeth Taylor is an author Iíve read with great enjoyment over the years." - Lyn B. author of the 'I Prefer Reading' blog and member of the DES email discussion group. Image is actual copy on offer. 
Price: 8.95 USD
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803 390 Taylor, Georgia Lamia A Witch
Hardcover Dutton: NY; 1994; 294 pages Very Good+ in Very Good dust wrapper 
Remainder line on bottom edge. Dust wrapper, not price clipped, shows wear on one corner and one spot on the spine. ; A rather dark novel of witchcraft set in 16th Century France. 
Price: 7.75 USD
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Victorian Sisters : The Remarkable Macdonald Women and the Great Men They Inspired, TAYLOR, Ina
804 7051 TAYLOR, Ina Victorian Sisters : The Remarkable Macdonald Women and the Great Men They Inspired
Softcover; Trade PB Adler & Adler: MD; 1987; 218 pages B&W Illustrations: Very Good 
Spine sunned and faintly creased, very light edgewear. Pages edges pale yellow (seen before in this edition) and lightly soiled; interior pages clean, none loose.; This is the engaging biography of Angela Thirkell's grandmother and great-aunts. Georgiana Burne-Jones, her grandmother, wife of painter Edward Burne-Jones, Agnes was the wife of artist Edward Poynter, Alice was wife to an artist and mother of Rudyard Kipling and Louisa was mother to British Prime Minister Stanley Baldwin.; Ede J. of the ATS and AT email discussion group liked this book better than the one more recently published about the sisters, "worth buying to add to one's Thirkell Shelf." Also recommended by Carol S. of the ATS and AT email discussion group. Image is actual copy on offer. 
Price: 12.00 USD
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Irish Country Doctor, An [The Apprenticeship of Doctor Laverty], TAYLOR, Patrick
805 7025 TAYLOR, Patrick Irish Country Doctor, An [The Apprenticeship of Doctor Laverty]
Hardcover; Book Club Edition Tom Doherty Assoc.: NY; c2004, 2007; Large Print Edition 559 pages Very Good+ in Very Good+ dust wrapper 
The Doubleday Large Print Home Library Edition. Spine ends bumped, page edges yellowed; no binding problems, pages clean and bright. Dust wrapper slightly creased and edgeworn. A nice copy.; This novel, originally published in Canada as "The Apprenticeship of Doctor Laverty", is set in the 1960's in the tiny town of Ballybucklebo. It is the first book in the series. The author, an M.D., based this novel on journals he kept of his early days as a doctor in rural Ireland.; This author's books recommended by DES email discussion group members Judith L., Suzi S., Linda J., Anna B., and Sheila who says "They scratch the same itch for me as the James Herriot books, but I think they are better written. ...the eccentric characters and animals are all there as is the overall kindness and caring and the description of the countryside and rural life." Image is actual copy on offer. 
Price: 12.00 USD
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