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781 6384 STEWART, Mary Spell Of Mary Stewart, The [This Rough Magic, The Ivy Tree, Wildfire At Midnight ]
Hardcover; Book Club Edition Nelson Doubleday: Garden City, NY; 1968; 701 pages Very Good- in Very Good dust wrapper 
Spine ends and corners bumped and worn (seen previously in this edition), front free endpaper removed, a few smudges on page edges; interior pages clean. Dust wrapper edgeworn with several small chips and creases. ; Three complete novels in one omnibus edition. "This Rough Magic" is set in Corfu, "The Ivy Tree" in Northumberland, and "Wildfire at Midnight" in the Isle of Skye.; This author, and several of her books, reviewed and recommended by Lyn B., author of the 'I Prefer Reading' blog and member of the DE Stevenson email discussion group. 
Price: 9.75 USD
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The Moonspinners, Nine Coaches Waiting, The Ivy Tree, Madam, Will You Talk, STEWART, Mary
782 7309 STEWART, Mary The Moonspinners, Nine Coaches Waiting, The Ivy Tree, Madam, Will You Talk
Hardcover Octopus / Heinemann: NY; 1979; 816 pages Very Good- in Very Good dust wrapper 
Burgundy binding worn at bumped spine ends and corners. Previous owner bookplate (blank) on front free endpaper, a few faint spots to pale yellow textblock edges; interior pages clean, no binding problems. Unpriced dust wrapper faintly edgeworn and creased. Oversized volume may require additional postage for international shipping. ; An omnibus edition with four complete romantic suspense novels. 'Moonspinners' is set in Crete and was the basis for the film of the same name starring Hayley Mills."Nine Coaches Waiting" published in 1958 is a set in 1950's France. "The Ivy Tree" is set in Northumberland and, " Madam, Will You Talk" is set in the South of France. It was Stewart's first novel; begun "...in 1952, with no intention of publishing it, but my husband persuaded me to send it away, and it was accepted."; Mary Stewart books recommended by Lyn B. author of the 'I Prefer Reading' blog and several other members of the DE Stevenson email discussion group. Image is actual copy on offer. 
Price: 27.50 USD
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783 6015 STEWART, Mary This Rough Magic
Hardcover; Book Club Edition M.S. Mill Co./ Wm. Morrow: New York; 1964; Very Good in Very Good- dust wrapper  
255 pages; Bumped spine ends and corners faintly worn, page edges, pastedowns and endpapers pale yellow; interior pages clean. Dust wrapper: faintly sunned spine, edgewear, tiny chips and rubbing. ; This is the compelling and exciting story of Lucy Waring on the island of Corfu. Mary Stewart combines relentless excitement with romance in a perfect setting, to keep you enthralled in characters you care about. Superior storytelling.; Recommended by Cheryl of the DES email discussion group.  
Price: 6.00 USD
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784 6315 STEWART, Mary Touch Not the Cat
Hardcover William Morrow & Company: NY; 1976; First US Edition 276 pages Very Good+ in Very Good+ dust wrapper 
Spine ends and bottom corners very lightly bumped; covers clean, no binding problems. Page edges lightly foxed on top edge, a few smudges to fore-edges; interior pages clean. Unclipped dust wrapper very lightly edgeworn, white flaps and rear panel faintly browned. Fun photograph of author and her cat on rear panel. A rather nice copy. ; The Ashley family has lived at Ashley Court for generations. When the father of twenty-two-year-old Byrony is killed in a mysterious car accident the Court passes by legal trust to her cousin Emory. Byrony is relieved not to have inherited the responsibility of the Court but she has inherited the family gift of telepathy. For some time she has been aware that another Ashley has the gift as well but which one? She determines to find out the identity of the other telepath and also to unravel the meaning of her dying father's last message to her.; This book recommended by Barbara P. and Patti H. of the DES email discussion group. This title reviewed and recommended by Lyn B., author of the 'I Prefer Reading' blog and member of the DE Stevenson email discussion group. 
Price: 13.50 USD
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785 1683 STOCKWELL, Christine Nature's Pharmacy : A History of Plants and Healing [Based on the Pharmaceutical Society's Museum Collection at Kew]
Hardcover Century Hutchinson Ltd: London; 1988; 160 pages B&W Illustrations: Very Good+ in Very Good+ dust wrapper 
Top text block edge lightly foxed; spine tail bumped. Dust wrapper, not price clipped, top edge of inside flaps lightly foxed, very lightly edgeworn. ; From the dust wrapper, "fascinating history of plants and healing....Reveals the uses of plants from magic to medicine, and tells us of the individuals who discovered their healing properties. " Includes an extensive index of common and botanical names of plants.  
Price: 19.75 USD
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Circus is Coming, The [Circus Shoes], STREATFEILD, Noel
786 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
787 7155 STREATFEILD, Noel Parson's Nine
Softcover Greyladies: Edinburgh; c1932, 2014; 290 pages As New 
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.; A lovely as new copy. 
Price: 21.95 USD

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Noel Streatfeild, STREATFEILD] HUSE, Nancy
788 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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789 272 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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790 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
791 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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792 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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793 477 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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794 380 Swick, Marly Evening News
Softcover; Trade PB Little Brown: Boston; 1999; Uncorrected Proof 351 pages Fine 

Price: 7.50 USD
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795 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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796 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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A Gull on the Roof, TANGYE, Derek
797 7134 TANGYE, Derek A Gull on the Roof
Hardcover Michael Joseph: London; 1961; Fourth Printing 191 pages Illustrated by Jean Tangye; B&W Illustrations: Very Good in Very Good- dust wrapper 
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. ; 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.; 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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798 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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799 531 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
800 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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A Game of Hide and Seek, TAYLOR, Elizabeth
801 7209 TAYLOR, Elizabeth A Game of Hide and Seek
Softcover; Trade PB Penguin (Virago): New York; c1951,1986; 260 pages Very Good 
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.; 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.; "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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Angel, TAYLOR, Elizabeth
802 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
803 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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In a Summer Season, TAYLOR, Elizabeth
804 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
805 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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