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Irish Country Doctor, An [The Apprenticeship of Doctor Laverty], TAYLOR, Patrick
801 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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Irish Country Village, An, TAYLOR, Patrick
802 7026 TAYLOR, Patrick Irish Country Village, An
Hardcover Tom Doherty Assoc.: NY; 2008; First US Edition 431 pages Very Good- in Very Good+ dust wrapper 
Spine ends bumped,short closed tear at spine head, board edges faintly soiled, page edges pale yellow; no binding problems, pages clean and bright. Unclipped dust wrapper slightly edgeworn.; The village is the tiny town of Ballybucklebo in rural Northern Ireland. This is the second novel in the series that has been described as in the tradition of James Herriot.; 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: 14.75 USD
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Other Elizabeth Taylor, The, TAYLOR] BEAUMAN, Nicola
803 6960 TAYLOR] BEAUMAN, Nicola Other Elizabeth Taylor, The
Softcover; Trade PB Persephone Books: London; 2009; 444 pages Very Good+ 
' Betty Coles became Elizabeth Taylor upon her marriage in 1936. Her first novel "At Mrs. Lippincote's" appeared in the same year (1945) as the actress Elizabeth Taylor was appearing in "National Velvet." Over the next thirty years, "the other Elizabeth Taylor" lived and worked in Buckinghamshire and published eleven more novels and four volumes of short stories.'; Spine lightly curved and creased, covers faintly edgeworn, title page creased. A very nice copy. ; Nicola Beauman's biography 'tries to give this marvellous novelist her due while describing her life as truthfully as possible'. The author founded Persephone Books in 1999. This title recommended by Lyn B., author of the 'I Prefer Reading' blog and member of the DES email discussion group. Image is actual copy offered. 
Price: 16.50 USD
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804 913 TENNYSON, Alfred Lord (illustrated By A. & M. Provensen) Charge of the Light Brigade
Hardcover Golden Press: New York; 1964; 12mo Color Illustrations: Very Good in Very Good- dust wrapper 
Ink gift inscription on front free endpaper, spine ends lightly rubbed and worn. Dust wrapper, price clipped,is edgeworn with several small chips and tears. One long tear, along half the length of the spine, repaired with archival tape on the back side. This is NOT an ex-library book.; The classic poem by Queen Victoria's poet laureate of the most useless battle of the Crimean War (1854-56) dramatically illustrated by Alice and Martin Provensen.  
Price: 19.75 USD
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Franchise Affair, The, TEY, Josephine [Elizabeth MacKintosh]
805 7015 TEY, Josephine [Elizabeth MacKintosh] Franchise Affair, The
Softcover; Mass Market PB Collier Books: NY; c1948, 1988; Reprint 289 pages Very Good+ 
A lovely copy with faint edgewear. No spine or cover creases, page edges palest yellow.; Inspector Alan Grant investigates a mother and daughter accused of kidnapping a local young woman. Basis for 1951 movie of the same name starring John Bailey and Michael Denison (and including Patrick Troughton of Dr. Who fame.); "Marion Sharpe and her mother seem an unlikely duo to be found on the wrong side of the law. Quiet and ordinary, they have led a peaceful and unremarkable life at their country home, The Franchise. Unremarkable that is, until the police turn up with a demure young woman on their doorstep. Not only does Betty Kane accuse them of kidnap and abuse, she can back up her claim with a detailed description of the attic room in which she was kept, right down to the crack in its round window."

'I love Josephine Tey as well. My favourites are 'Brat Farrar' and 'The Franchise Affair'. -Tricia K. 'I love the Alan Grant mysteries'. -Karen K. 'I do have them all but think The Franchise Affair is my favorite.'-Louise D. 'Brat Farrar, Miss Pym, The Franchise Affair, and the Daughter of Time at the very top of my favorites list.' Sulie P. This author's books recommended by *many* other members of the DE Stevenson email discussion group including Elizabeth B., Jane S., Sheila, Susan D, Beatrice H., Julie B., Kristi J. and Lyn B., author of the 'I Prefer Reading' blog. Image is actual copy on offer. 
Price: 8.50 USD

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Shilling for Candles, A, TEY, Josephine [Elizabeth MacKintosh]
806 7017 TEY, Josephine [Elizabeth MacKintosh] Shilling for Candles, A
Softcover; Mass Market PB Collier Books: NY; c1936, 1988; Reprint 226 pages Very Good+ 
A lovely copy with faint edgewear and very light cover creases. No spine creases, page edges palest yellow.; Inspector Alan Grant investigates this nightmarish case (too many clues, too many motives) of a young woman found dead on a southern coast of England beach. This first novel published under the Tey pseudonym was the basis for 'Young and Innocent' (aka 'The Girl was Young') featuring Nova Pilbeam and Derrick De Marney. It was Alfred Hitchcock's favourite amongst his British films.; "Beneath the sea cliffs of the south coast, suicides are a sad but common fact. Yet even the hardened coastguard knows something is wrong when a beautiful young film actress is found lying dead on the beach one morning. Inspector Grant has to take a more professional attitude: death by suicide, however common, has to have a motive -- just like murder..."

'I love the Alan Grant mysteries'. -Karen K., 'enjoyed it tremendously.'-Sheila This author's books recommended by *many* other members of the DE Stevenson email discussion group including Elizabeth B., Jane S., Susan D, Beatrice H., Julie B. and Kristi J. Image is actual copy on offer. 
Price: 8.00 USD

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Singing Sands, The, TEY, Josephine [Elizabeth MacKintosh]
807 7019 TEY, Josephine [Elizabeth MacKintosh] Singing Sands, The
Softcover; Mass Market PB Collier Books: NY; c1953, 1988; Reprint 222 pages Very Good+ 
A lovely copy with faint edgewear. No spine or cover creases, page edges palest yellow.; Inspector Alan Grant investigates a murder on the night train to Scotland. Basis for an episode of the BBC television series 'Detective'.; "On sick leave from Scotland Yard, Inspector Alan Grant finds a dead man aboard the night train to Scotland and is drawn into the mystery of the man's death by the lines -- 'the singing sands, that guard the way to paradise' -- that are written on the dead man's newspaper."

'I love the Alan Grant mysteries'. -Karen K. "I enjoyed it." - Jerri C. This author's books recommended by *many* other members of the DE Stevenson email discussion group including Elizabeth B., Jane S., Sheila, Susan D, Beatrice H., Julie B., Kristi J. and Lyn B., author of the 'I Prefer Reading' blog. Image is actual copy on offer. 
Price: 8.95 USD

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Three by Tey: Miss Pym Disposes, The Franchise Affair, Brat Farrar, TEY, Josephine [Elizabeth MacKintosh]
808 7042 TEY, Josephine [Elizabeth MacKintosh] Three by Tey: Miss Pym Disposes, The Franchise Affair, Brat Farrar
Hardcover; Book Club Edition Macmillan: NY; c1946,48,49; 590 pages Very Good in Very Good dust wrapper 
This omnibus edition has an introduction by James Sandoe.Spine ends bumped and a bit worn, pastedowns creased (publishing flaw), page edges pale yellow with a few tiny smudges on top edge; interior pages clean and bright, no binding problems. Lightly rubbed dust wrapper sunned and edgeworn with a few short closed tears. ; Three complete and unabridged mysteries, the first by this author to be published in the US. Miss Pym is a guest lecturer on pychology at a peaceful campus in June. After an 'accidental' death she puts all her psychological theories into practice to prove that it was murder in 'Miss Pym Disposes'. In 'The Franchise Affair' a mother and daughter are accused of kidnapping a local young woman. Basis for 1951 movie of the same name starring John Bailey and Michael Denison (and including Patrick Troughton of Dr. Who fame.)

"Brat Farrar' is the basis for multiple television movies. Simon Ashby is to inherit his family's small country estate, Latchetts near the south coast of England and a large trust fund left by his mother when he turns 21. Enter Brat Farrar a young man skilled with horses that looks very like Simon's twin brother Patrick assumed to have drowned many years previously. Brat knows details of Patrick's early life and has his mannerisms. Is Brat the long lost Ashby heir?; 'I love Josephine Tey as well. My favourites are 'Brat Farrar' and 'The Franchise Affair'. -Tricia K. , 'I do have them all but think The Franchise Affair is my favorite.'-Louise D. 'Brat Farrar, Miss Pym, The Franchise Affair, and the Daughter of Time at the very top of my favorites list.' Sulie P. This author's books recommended by *many* other members of the DE Stevenson email discussion group including Elizabeth B., Jane S., Sheila, Susan D, Beatrice H., Julie B., Kristi J. and Lyn B., author of the 'I Prefer Reading' blog. Image is actual copy on offer; in our attempt to show the spine this image appears curved, the book is not curved or warped. 
Price: 12.50 USD

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Benefactress, The, The Author of Elizabeth and her German Garden [Elizabeth Von Arnim]
809 7094 The Author of Elizabeth and her German Garden [Elizabeth Von Arnim] Benefactress, The
Hardcover Macmillan: London; c1898, 1929; 418 pages Very Good- 
Part of the lovely Macmillan pocket edition with royal blue cloth bindings, gilt top edges, and gilt on spine. Spine ends, corners and bottom edges, bumped and lightly worn (seen often in this edition). Pastedowns and endpapers faintly yellowed, page edges yellowed and lightly soiled; interior pages clean, none loose. No dust wrapper, as issued.; 'When Anna Estcourt was twenty-five, and had begun to wonder whether the pleasure extractable from life at all counterbalanced the bother of it, a wonderful thing happened.' So begins another of Elizabeth's fairy tale type stories. Unmarried Anna moves from London to rural Germany when she inherits a relative's Pomeranian estate.; This title reviewed and recommended by Lyn B., author of the 'I Prefer Reading' blog and member of the DES email discussion group. Also reviewed and recommended by Claire author of 'The Captive Reader' blog. Image is actual copy on offer. 
Price: 25.50 USD
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Love, The Author of Elizabeth and her German Garden [Elizabeth Von Arnim]
810 7308 The Author of Elizabeth and her German Garden [Elizabeth Von Arnim] Love
Hardcover Macmillan: London; c1925,1929; Reprint 408 pages Very Good 
Part of the lovely Macmillan pocket edition with navy blue leather binding, gilt top edge, and gilt on spine. Spine ends and corners bumped and very lightly worn. Ribbon bookmark end beginning to fray, pastedowns and endpapers slightly foxed(seen often in this edition); interior pages clean and bright. A nice copy.; "When Catherine sees Christopher at the play she notices he is a glorious young man. He thinks she is the sweetest little thing in an adorable hat. They are both so enthusiastic --about the play. It is her ninth time at the performance and his thirty-sixth. Obviously they are perfect partners for a romance. . Except for the small matter of age."; Image is actual copy on offer. 
Price: 29.50 USD
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811 452 Theroux, Paul Kingdom By The Sea : A Journey Around Great Britain
Hardcover Houghton Mifflin: NY; 1983; First US Edition Very Good+ in Very Good dust wrapper  
353 pages; Light yellow-green boards, navy blue cloth binding with bright gilt lettering, map end-papers; dw rubbed and edgeworn. ; Theroux travelled the entire perimeter of Great Britain, including Northern Ireland.  
Price: 18.00 USD
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812 5334 THIRKELL, Angela Ankle Deep
Softcover; Trade PB Moyer Bell: Wakefield, RI; c1933, 1996; 212 pages Very Good+ 
No spine creases, back cover corner and several page corners creased, faint edgewear. A nice copy.; First time this early AT title has been published in the US. This novel was written before the author had the inspiration to write her Barsetshire series and is rather autobiographical.; Perhaps not the novel to choose to introduce others to AT but as AT admirers we found it very interesting. Now out of print. 
Price: 12.95 USD
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Before Lunch, THIRKELL, Angela
813 7307 THIRKELL, Angela Before Lunch
Hardcover Hamish Hamilton: London; c1939, 1949; 335 pages Very Good in Fair dust wrapper 
Part of the Collected Edition. Beige cloth binding with faintly sunned spine, corners and spine ends lightly bumped (often found in this edition). Endpapers and pastedowns very foxed and age browned, page edges light brown (seen frequently in this edition); interior pages clean, no binding problems. Fragile unclipped dust wrapper edgeworn and age-browned; heavily sunned and stained spine and front flap detached, reattached with archival tape. In protective sleeve as are all our hardback dust wrappers.; Recommended by Holly H. of the ATS and AT email discussion group. "In this quintessential Angela Thirkell novel, the interplay of three households is delightful. The book is full of comic speeches, some wonderful words about friendship, and is one of the most 'Barchester' of Barchester novels." Image is actual copy on offer. 
Price: 21.50 USD
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Before Lunch, THIRKELL, Angela
814 6790 THIRKELL, Angela Before Lunch
Softcover; Mass Market PB Carroll & Graf: New York; c1940,1992; 322 pages Very Good 
Spine creased, covers lightly edgeworn, inside covers and page edges pale brown (seen before in this edition); interior pages clean, none loose. ; Recommended by Holly H. of the ATS and AT email discussion group. "In this quintessential Angela Thirkell novel, the interplay of three households is delightful. The book is full of comic speeches, some wonderful words about friendship, and is one of the most 'Barchester' of Barchester novels." Cover matches sample image. 
Price: 10.50 USD
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Brandons, The, THIRKELL, Angela
815 7241 THIRKELL, Angela Brandons, The
Hardcover Knopf: New York; 1939; Book Club Edition 358 pages Very Good in Very Good dust wrapper 
The Brandons is considered by many Angela Thirkell fans to be among her finest. It is a book often recommended to those we wish to initiate into the joys of our beloved novelist. It is captivating. Where would we be without Mrs. Brandon and Noel Merton? They generate heated discussions.There is the camp that finds both dripping with charm and the camp that finds Mrs. Brandon a useless creature and Mr. Merton a cad. Readers usually are, though, unanimous in praise of Mrs. Thirkell's skill in capturing these leading characters. "Breakfast at Stories" is one of the best openings to any Angela Thirkell novel and "Bad News at Stories" is possibly the best chapter Angela Thirkell ever wrote, with every word and each step of story development perfectly right. Meticulous details add immensely to the charm of this novel. Highly recommended.; Nice tan cloth binding, browned areas on spine gutters, page edges age browned, as are pastedowns and endpapers (seen frequently in this edition), a spot on painted top edge, ink previous owner name and July 1939 on front free endpaper; interior pages clean, no binding problems. A nice copy. Lightly age browned dust wrapper, with sunned spine and edges (seen frequently with this edition) has faint soil and a bit of edgewear. ; Image is actual copy on offer. 
Price: 16.50 USD
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Close Quarters, THIRKELL, Angela
816 6660 THIRKELL, Angela Close Quarters
Softcover; Trade PB Moyer Bell: Wickford, RI; c1958, 2001; 277 pages Very Good+ 
Faint cover creases, no spine creases, very light edgewear. A very nice copy.; Canon ("Tubby") Fewling loved the Admiral's daughter, Margot Phelps, but never told her of his love, and she married the wealthy market gardener, Mr. Macfadyen. Will he get a second chance now that she is a widow and visiting some of her county friends?; Cover matches sample image. 
Price: 12.50 USD
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Coronation Summer, THIRKELL, Angela
817 7255 THIRKELL, Angela Coronation Summer
Softcover; Trade PB Moyer Bell: Wakefield, RI; c1937, 1998; 175 pages B&W Illustrations: Very Good+ 
A young woman's impressions of Queen Victoria's coronation and the festivities accompanying it. The book is illustrated with contemporary pictures. Obviously not a Barsetshire novel but very enjoyable.; Light spine creases, faint edgewear, a few smudges on top textblock edge; a nice copy.; This edition now out of print. Image is actual copy on offer. 
Price: 14.25 USD
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County Chronicle, THIRKELL, Angela
818 6847 THIRKELL, Angela County Chronicle
Hardcover Hamish Hamilton: London; 1950; First British Edition 348 pages Very Good- in Very Good- dust wrapper 
Red cloth boards, top half inch faded, book edge wet at one time resulting in loss of top colour on boards and page edges, stain running down foredge, no damage to text. Cloth raised in a few spots on front and rear boards (publishing flaw?), spine ends and corners lightly bumped. Page edges pale yellow, decorated (map of Barsetshire) endpapers foxed (seen before in this edition), soil to page edges; interior pages clean, no binding problems. Clipped dust wrapper edgeworn with several closed tears and small chips. Spine and white portions of dw sunned (seen often in this edition). ; Another delightful visit to the county of Barsetshire.; Dust wrapper matches sample image. 
Price: 24.75 USD
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Demon in the House, The, THIRKELL, Angela
819 6758 THIRKELL, Angela Demon in the House, The
Softcover; Trade PB Moyer Bell: Wakefield, RI; c1934,1996; Reprint 176 pages Very Good+ 
No spine or cover creases, faint edgewear. A very nice copy.; The "demon" is Laura Morland's young son Tony, an irresistibly maddening 12 year old. 'I know...'; This edition now out of print. Book matches sample image. 
Price: 26.75 USD
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Double Affair, A, THIRKELL, Angela
820 7218 THIRKELL, Angela Double Affair, A
Hardcover Knopf: NY; 1957; First US Edition 8vo; 312 pages Good+ in Good dust wrapper 
'Older and wiser than the usual betrothed, Herbert Choyce and Miss Merriman are in no hurry to get married. But, in the 27th of Thirkell's Barsetshire novels, the enthusiasm of friends and neighbors sweeps them up in a rush to the altar, with unexpected results.'; Orange cloth binding extremely mottled and faded, page edges yellowed ( both seen before in this edition), spine ends and corners bumped, a touch of soil and a bookseller label on decorated front free endpaper. Page edges and a few page margins soiled (not into text); no loose pages. Previous owner pencil xs and a note on list of author's books. Unclipped dust wrapper missing bottom 3" of spine, edgeworn with several tears and chips, age browned, white rear panel a bit soiled. Front illustration is another delightful Cosgrave II painting.; AT's books recommended by Claire author of 'The Captive Reader' blog, the "Desperate Reader" blogger, Jodie R. the author of the 'Geranium Cat's Bookshelf' and obviously by members of the ATS and AT email discussion groups. :o) Image is actual copy on offer. 
Price: 19.75 USD
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Double Affair, A, THIRKELL, Angela
821 7347 THIRKELL, Angela Double Affair, A
Hardcover Knopf: NY; 1957; First US Edition 312 pages Good+ in Very Good dust wrapper 
Original orange cloth faded, especially at spine, edges slightly soiled. Top corners bumped and bottom corners worn to boards. 'Books by AT' listing has blue ink checkmarks next to most of the titles. Pages pale yellow, edges faintly soiled, a few creased top corners; interior pages clean, no binding problems. An old newspaper (now removed) once left in the front of book leaving a mark on the front flap and the decorated endpaper. Unclipped, lighlty edgeworn dust wrapper has a slightly soiled and yellowed white rear panel, a few tiny closed tears, and bottom front flap corner torn away as well as the aforementioned mark on the flap. Front illustration is another delightful Cosgrave II painting.; 'Older and wiser than the usual betrothed, Herbert Choyce and Miss Merriman are in no hurry to get married. But, in the 27th of Thirkell's Barsetshire novels, the enthusiasm of friends and neighbors sweeps them up in a rush to the altar, with unexpected results.'; AT's books recommended by Claire author of 'The Captive Reader' blog, the "Desperate Reader" blogger, Jodie R. the author of the 'Geranium Cat's Bookshelf' and obviously by members of the ATS and AT email discussion groups. :o) Image is actual copy on offer. 
Price: 26.50 USD
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Duke's Daughter, The, THIRKELL, Angela
822 6824 THIRKELL, Angela Duke's Daughter, The
Softcover; Trade PB Moyer Bell: Wakefield, RI; c1951, 1998; 357 pages Very Good 
No spine creases, a few light cover creases, light edgewear, a bit of soil to page edges; interior pages clean, no binding problems.; Another enjoyable novel set in post-war Barsetshire. The title refers to Lady Cora Palliser, the lovely daughter of the Duke of Omnium.; "...ordinary country pleasures provide the happenstance for the hopes and hesitations of young love. Family names familiar from earlier installments of the Barsetshire series- Marling and Adams, Winter and Waring, Belton and Dale- populate the pages of this engaging novel, as enamored men and women find their way into each other's hearts... To the traditional concerns of the gentry is added a fierce displeasure with intrusions of the post-war government (the office of "Red Tape and Sealing Wax"), yet this new-found preoccupation does nothing to deter the onset of a happy ending for all concerned." Cover matches sample image. 
Price: 11.00 USD
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Enter Sir Robert, THIRKELL, Angela
823 7095 THIRKELL, Angela Enter Sir Robert
Softcover; Trade PB Moyer Bell: NY; c1955; 265 pages As New 
An unread copy with faintest edgewear. No date on this edition, issued after publisher became an imprint of Beaufort Books. ; In this Barsetshire chronicle of village society (Hatch End and Little Misfit) and family life (The Hallidays and the Grahams) the elusive Sir Robert Graham finally makes an appearance.; This edition now out of print. Image is one of actual copies available. 
Price: 12.50 USD
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824 6468 THIRKELL, Angela Enter Sir Robert
Hardcover Hamish Hamilton: London; 1955; First British Edition 271 pages Very Good in Very Good dust wrapper 
Blue cloth binding lightly soiled at bottom edge, spine ends and corners bumped and lightly worn (not to boards). Soil mark on front free endpaper, page edges pale brown, top edge soiled; interior pages clean, no binding problems. Unclipped dust wrapper, sunned spine, lightly edgeworn, white rear panel soiled. ; The elusive Sir Robert Graham finally makes an appearance. 
Price: 21.50 USD
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Happy Return [Happy Returns], THIRKELL, Angela
825 7182 THIRKELL, Angela Happy Return [Happy Returns]
Hardcover Knopf: New York; 1952; First US Edition 307 pages Very Good in Good dust wrapper 
Green cloth binding, faintly sunned spine, corners and spine ends lightly bumped. Page edges yellowed and lightly foxed as are decorated endpapers (seen often in this edition); interior pages clean, no binding problems. Fragile, edgeworn and chipped, unclipped dust wrapper, split at both flaps, sunned spine (seen frequently in this edition).; Published in the UK and in more recent US editions as "Happy Returns". The dust wrapper is another lovely Cosgrave II wraparound painting. This Barsetshire novel 'welcomes us back to a county still shadowed by the war and its aftermath. Old friends and new faces join the community conversation, as Sir Cecil Waring has plans for a home for boys of naval men killed in the war, while the Priory Preparatory School prepares for its move to Harefield.' In between a hesitant courtship and a headlong marriage, 'we find much discussion of gardens, dogs, and other country matters'.; AT's books recommended by Claire author of 'The Captive Reader' blog, the "Desperate Reader" blogger, Jodie R. the author of the 'Geranium Cat's Bookshelf' and obviously by members of the ATS and AT email discussion groups. :o) Image is actual copy on offer. 
Price: 23.50 USD
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