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Chronicle of Youth : The War Diary 1913-1917, BRITTAIN, Vera
91 7157 BRITTAIN, Vera Chronicle of Youth : The War Diary 1913-1917
Softcover; Trade PB Phoenix Press: London; c1981,2000; 8vo 8" - 9" tall; 382 pages B&W Photographs: Very Good 
Covers lightly edgeworn, no spine creases, back cover and page edges lightly soiled.; Preface by Clare Leighton, author, artist and sister of VB's fiance, Roland. This is the diary that VB used as the basis for "Testament of Youth", she wanted the diary to be published as well but it was not published until 1981. Recommended.; This author is one of Lyn B.'s favourites. Lyn B. is the author of the 'I Prefer Reading' blog and a member of the DES email discussion group. Image is actual copy on offer. 
Price: 13.95 USD
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Honourable Estate : a Novel of Transition, BRITTAIN, Vera
92 7365 BRITTAIN, Vera Honourable Estate : a Novel of Transition
Softcover; Trade PB Virago Modern Classics: London; c1936, 2000; Reprint 587 pages Very Good 
Spine and cover creases, faint edgewear, page edges yellowed as is common with Virago editions.;

The story of three marriages during the years 1890-1930, a time of great social change. The title refers to 'holy matrimony' as well as the changing status of women. This edition has an introduction by Mark Bostridge, one of VB's authorised biographers.; Image is actual copy on offer. 
Price: 14.95 USD

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93 757 Brittain, Vera Testament of Experience : an Autobiographical Story of the Years 1925-1950
Hardcover Victor Gollancz: London; 1957; First British Edition Very Good+ in Good+ dust wrapper  
480 pages; Paper browned as is common with this edition, spine head and tail bumped. Red cloth and gilt lettering still clean and bright. Yellow dust wrapper is clean but is quite thin and has chips at the spine and front. The largest is a 2 and 1/2" by 1 and 1/2" triangle missing from the top front; The third in the Testament trilogy, this book begins in 1925 with VB's marriage to G. (George Caitlin) . It tells the story of her success after the publication of Testament of Youth, her increasing involvement with the pacifist movement, and her experiences during World War II and it's aftermath.  
Price: 32.50 USD
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Testament of Experience : an Autobiographical Story of the Years 1925-1950, BRITTAIN, Vera
94 7196 BRITTAIN, Vera Testament of Experience : an Autobiographical Story of the Years 1925-1950
Softcover; Trade PB Virago Press: London; c1957, 1988; 480 pages Very Good 
Spine and cover creases, some edgewear. Page edges yellowed as is common with Virago editions; interior pages clean, none loose.; The third in the Testament trilogy, this book begins in 1925 with VB's marriage to G. (George Caitlin). It tells the story of her success after the publication of 'Testament of Youth', her increasing involvement with the pacifist movement, and her experiences during World War II and it's aftermath. This edition has an introduction by Paul Berry.; Recommended by Susan D. of the DES email discussion group. This author is highly recommended by Lyn B., author of the 'I Prefer Reading' blog and member of the DES email discussion group. Image is actual copy on offer. 
Price: 10.75 USD
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95 5391 BRITTAIN, Vera Testament of Friendship : The Story of Winifred Holtby
Softcover; Trade PB Wideview Books: NY; c1940, 1981; Reprint Very Good  
442 pages; Edgewear and rubbing, faint spine and cover creases, page edges faintly yellowed and lightly soiled.; Second in the 'Testament' trilogy, this is a tribute to VB's dear friend Winifred Holtby and the story of their friendship. They first met while attending Somerville College at Oxford after World War I. This edition has an introduction by Carolyn Heilbrun.  
Price: 9.50 USD
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Testament of Friendship : The Story of Winifred Holtby, BRITTAIN, Vera
96 7279 BRITTAIN, Vera Testament of Friendship : The Story of Winifred Holtby
Softcover; Trade PB Virago Press: London; c1940, 1992; Reprint 453 pages Very Good+ 
Second in the 'Testament' trilogy, this is a tribute to VB's dear friend Winifred Holtby and the story of their friendship. They first met while attending Somerville College at Oxford after World War I. This edition has an afterword by Rosalind Delmar.; A very nice copy with faint edgewear, white rear panel faintly soiled. Pages pale tan, edges a bit darker. ; Image is actual copy on offer. 
Price: 14.75 USD
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Testament of Youth, BRITTAIN, Vera
97 7176 BRITTAIN, Vera Testament of Youth
Hardcover; Book Club Edition Seaview Books: New York; c1933,1980; Reprint 662 pages Good in Good+ dust wrapper 
Board edges lightly faded (seen before in this edition), spine ends lightly bumped, corners bumped, top corners reveal boards, light soil to boards. Inner hinge at pastedown and front endpaper reinforced with white tape, several ink underlinings and marks to text. Edgeworn and rubbed dust wrapper with aa few short closed tears and tiny chips. A reading copy.; This edition has a preface by VB's daughter, Shirley Williams, a British MP. A haunting and passionate autobiography, as well as a loving memorial, of life and people in England just before, during, and after World War I. The first of the author's Testament trilogy. Basis for the 1979 BBC and US Masterpiece Theatre mini series and the 2014 film. Highly recommended.; This title recommended by Lyn B., author of the 'I Prefer Reading' blog and member of the DES email discussion group.This author is one of her favourites. 'Iíve read it many times over the last 30 years & Iím always moved by it.' Image is actual copy on offer. Will not fit safely in an international mailing envelope. 
Price: 9.75 USD
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Testament of Youth, BRITTAIN, Vera
98 7228 BRITTAIN, Vera Testament of Youth
Softcover; Mass Market PB Fontana: London; c1933,1980; Reprint 661 pages Good 
This edition has a preface by VB's daughter, Shirley Williams, a British MP. A haunting and passionate autobiography, as well as a loving memorial, of life and people in England just before, during, and after World War I. The first of the author's Testament trilogy. Basis for the 1979 BBC and US Masterpiece Theatre mini series and the 2014 film. Highly recommended.; Spine creased, cover creased and edgeworn with tiny tears at spine ends. Pages pale brown (seen before in this edition), white covers have light soil; interior pages clean, none loose. Still from the 1979 BBC mini-series on front cover. A reading copy.; This title recommended by Lyn B., author of the 'I Prefer Reading' blog and member of the DES email discussion group.This author is one of her favourites. 'Iíve read it many times over the last 30 years & Iím always moved by it.' Image is actual copy on offer. 
Price: 8.00 USD
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Testament of a Generation : The Journalism of Vera Brittain and Winifred Holtby, BRITTAIN] BERRY, Paul and Bishop, Alan, editors
99 6855 BRITTAIN] BERRY, Paul and Bishop, Alan, editors Testament of a Generation : The Journalism of Vera Brittain and Winifred Holtby
Softcover; Trade PB Virago Press: London; 1985; 390 pages B&W Photographs: Very Good 
Light spine creases and edgewear, small skinned area on back cover, yellowed pages as is common with Virago Press editions; pages clean, none loose. ; A collection of articles and reviews from publications such as the Manchester Guardian, the Daily Herald, and Time and Tide never before published in book form. Admirers of both Brittain and Holtby will enjoy this book. Recommended.; Cover matches sample image. 
Price: 12.50 USD
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100 1369 Brochu, Jim Lucy in the Afternoon : an Intimate Memoir of Lucille Ball
Hardcover William Morrow & Company: New York; 1990; Second Printing 271 pages B&W Photographs: Very Good+ in Very Good+ dust wrapper 
Top of back board dented as if knocked on a table edge. Dust wrapper, not price cut, has a few faint smudges. A very nice copy indeed. 
Price: 14.50 USD
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Jane Eyre, BRONTE, Charlotte
101 7180 BRONTE, Charlotte Jane Eyre
Hardcover Heritage Press: New York; 1942; 4to; 431 pages Illustrated by Barnett Freedman; Lithograph: Very Good 
This mysterious and romantic novel has been the basis for several film and television productions.; Three-quarter red cloth over pictorial cloth with gilt band and gilt lettering on sunned spine, bottom corners bumped, discoulored area on painted top page edges. Blank owner bookplate on one of free endpapers, tiny paper remnants on front pastedown. Pages pale brown; clean not brittle. No dust wrapper as issued, no slipcase. ; 'There are very few books I can say Iíve read more than 15 times. Probably only "Wuthering Heights", "Jane Eyre" & "Persuasion". '- 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 on offer. 
Price: 12.50 USD
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Wuthering Heights, BRONTE, Emily
102 7181 BRONTE, Emily Wuthering Heights
Hardcover Heritage Press: New York; [1940]; 4to; 331 pages Illustrated by Barnett Freedman; Lithograph: Very Good 
This tale of Cathy and her beloved Heathcliffe has been the basis for several film and television productions.; Three-quarter red cloth over pictorial cloth with gilt band and gilt lettering on sunned spine, tiny spot on textblock fore-edge. Blank owner bookplate on one of the free endpapers. Page edges pale brown, verso of most lithograph pages yellowed. No dust wrapper as issued, no slipcase. ; 'There are very few books I can say Iíve read more than 15 times. Probably only "Wuthering Heights", "Jane Eyre" & "Persuasion". '- 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 on offer. 
Price: 12.50 USD
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103 1574 Brookner, Anita Friend from England
Softcover; Trade PB Perennial; Harper & Row: New York; (1987) 1989; Very Good-  
205 pages; Corners of back cover torn away, about 1/2" at each corner, light spine creasing, no loose pages. Page edges and inside covers lightly browned, covers slightly edgeworn. ; A self-contained part owner of a London bookshop sees another way of living when she becomes a mentor for a young woman who abandons herself to romance.  
Price: 5.00 USD
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104 3053 BROOKNER, Anita Hotel Du Lac
Hardcover Pantheon: NY; 1984; Sixth Printing Very Good+ in Very Good dust wrapper  
184 pages; Red remainder mark on bottom edge extends to bumped spine foot. Dust wrapper, not price clipped, is lightly rubbed and edgeworn with a sunned spine.; Brookner won the Booker Prize for this sad and funny novel told in retrospect by Edith Hope (known professionally as romance writer Veronica Wilde) who has been "banished" to the Hotel du Lac in Switzerland - but for what? As she "recovers" she observes the life and loves of her fellow guests, and becomes involved with them - and we learn what has brought her to this hotel by the lake. Filmed in 1986 by British television, starring Anna Massey as Edith, with Denholm Elliott and Googie Withers.  
Price: 9.00 USD
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105 6385 BROUGH, James Prince and the Lily, The
Hardcover; Book Club Edition Coward, Mccann & Geoghegan: NY; 1975; 312 pages B&W Photographs: Very Good in Very Good dust wrapper 
"The story of Lillie Langtry -- The Greatest International Beauty of Her Day" Lillie Langtry was the first acknowledged mistress of the Prince of Wales, Edward VII; their affair lasted three decades. One of the professional beauties of Edwardian England, she was hailed by Oscar Wilde as 'the new Helen'. Basis for "Lillie" the 1978 mini-series starring Francesca Annis, Anton Rodgers, and Denis Lill.; Red leatherette spine lightly bumped and worn, previous owner bookplate on front pastedown. Page edges pale yellow, interior pages clean, no binding problems. Dust wrapper a bit edgeworn with a few short closed tears. 
Price: 9.75 USD
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106 856 BROWN, Rita Mae Six of One
Hardcover Harper & Row: New York; 1978; First US Edition 310 pages Very Good- in Very Good dust wrapper 
Previous owner name on front endpaper; page edges soiled. Cloth spine ends lightly bumped and worn. The last 35 pages have a vertical crease as if the book was closed with these pages bent at one time. Dust wrapper, price clipped, is a bit edgeworn and lightly rubbed with a crease in the front flap. ; A three generation saga, from 1909 through 1980, of a family in the small town of Runnymede, on the Pennsylvania-Maryland border. The inhabitants of this town often forget that the Civil War ended in the 19th century.  
Price: 7.00 USD
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107 5599 BRYSON, Bill Lost Continent, The : Travels in Small-Town America
Softcover; Trade PB Perennial: NY; c1990, 2001; Reprint Very Good+  
314 pages; A lovely copy with faint edgewear; looks unread.; After living in the UK for almost two decades, Bryson comes back to rediscover the US and searches for the perfect small town. Another of this author's funny memoir/travel books.; Published @ $14.00.  
Price: 7.50 USD
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Walk in the Woods, A, BRYSON, Bill
108 1289 BRYSON, Bill Walk in the Woods, A
Softcover; Trade PB Broadway Books: New York; c1998,1999; 276 pages Near Fine 
A new book, no spine creases, spine head lightly bumped. ; Basis for the 2015 film starring Robert Redford, Nick Nolte, and Emma Thompson. Bryson recounts in his own delightful writing style his experiences walking the 2,100 mile Appalachian Trail with his friend Stephen Katz. Bryson admirers may remember Katz from his appearance in "Neither Here Nor There" Bryson's very funny account of their adventures in Europe. Recommended. 
Price: 7.00 USD
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109 5352 BUCHAN, Elizabeth Consider the Lily
Softcover; Mass Market PB Pan Books: London; c1993, 1994; Very Good  
574 pages; Spine and cover creases, covers lightly edgeworn and rubbed, page edges yellowed; interior pages clean, none loose.; In the summer of 1929, Hinton Dysart, an estate in the south of England, is dying from lack of money. Kit Dysart, the heir, knows he must marry well to keep it alive. At his sister's wedding, he meets the vibrant Daisy Chudleigh and her more subdued cousin, the heiress Matty Verrall. In love with Daisy but troubled by his family's decline, Kit chooses to marry Matty. Unfortunately for all three, Kit and Daisy are unable to forget each other. 'When Matty, growing increasingly unhappy in her troubled, empty marriage, decides to re-create the estate's garden, she discovers solace and a gift of which she never dreamed. This tale of love and gardening, is a poignant novel of love, loss, and, ultimately, a new flowering between the two world wars.'  
Price: 6.50 USD
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Fugitive Queen, The : An Ursula Blanchard Mystery at Queen Elizabeth I's Court, BUCKLEY, Fiona [Valerie Anand]
110 5625 BUCKLEY, Fiona [Valerie Anand] Fugitive Queen, The : An Ursula Blanchard Mystery at Queen Elizabeth I's Court
Hardcover Scribner: NY; 2003; First US Edition 277 pages Near Fine in Near Fine dust wrapper 
A lovely copy that looks unread. Bumped spine tail, faint edgewear to unclipped dust wrapper. ; Set in 1568, Mistress Ursula Blanchard is sent by Queen Elizabeth to deliver a confidential message to Mary, Queen of Scots, who is imprisoned in Northern England. 
Price: 15.50 USD
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111 3845 BUCKLEY, Fiona [Valerie Anand] Queen's Ransom : A Mystery at Queen Elizabeth I's Court Featuring Ursula Blanchard
Hardcover Scribner: NY; 2000; First US Edition 348 pages Near Fine in Near Fine dust wrapper 
A new book with lightly bumped spine ends and a faintly edgeworn dust wrapper. A very nice copy. ; 'The author's sharp-witted Lady of the Presence Chamber will need all of her courage to carry out her mission on behalf of Queen Elizabeth I without betraying her own heart. Ursula Blanchard plans to travel to France on a personal errand to help her first husband's father bring his young ward home to England. But duty soon calls. Fearing that the Catholic forces tearing apart France will spread to Protestant England, the Queen instructs Ursula to personally deliver a letter to Catherine de Mťdicis, offering to mediate the crisis. The perilous duty will not only separate Ursula from her young daughter, it will bring her closer to a man she can neither trust nor forgetóher estranged second husband, Matthew de la Roche, avowed Catholic and enemy of Elizabeth.'; Published @$23.00. 
Price: 11.50 USD
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112 3849 BUCKLEY, Fiona [Valerie Anand] To Ruin a Queen : an Ursula Blanchard Mystery at Queen Elizabeth I's Court
Hardcover Scribner: NY; 2000; First US Edition 287 pages Near Fine in Near Fine dust wrapper 
A new book with lightly bumped spine ends and a faintly edgeworn dust wrapper. A very nice copy.; 'Ursula Blanchard, waiting woman and secret agent for Queen Elizabeth I returns in this fourth book of the series. Ursula's daughter, Meg, is missing. Ursula follows a trail that leads to the home of the ancient Mortimer family: Vetch Castle, a grim, haunted keep on the Welsh border. There she finds Philip Mortimer, who boasts that he will force Queen Elizabeth to restore the fortunes of his once-great family. There, too, Ursula finds Philip's mother, who is frightened by her son's claims and pleads for Ursula's help.'; Published @$23.00. 
Price: 11.50 USD
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Smoky Night, BUNTING, Eve
113 7100 BUNTING, Eve Smoky Night
Laminated Boards Harcourt Brace & Company: San Diego; c1994; Third Printing 4to 11" - 13" tall; [32] pages Illustrated by David Diaz; Color Illustrations: Near Fine in Very Good+ dust wrapper 
A lovely copy. Inscribed and dated (1995) by Eve Bunting; inscribed in black marker and dated (1995) inside a square with leaf embellishment by David Diaz; both on page opposite the title page. Spine head faintly bumped. Unclipped dust wrapper faintly edgeworn, gold Caldicott medallion crumpled on one edge. ; Winner of the 1995 Caldecott Medal. 'Daniel and his mother look out their window at the smoky night below. There are looters on the street, fires in the distance. Daniel clutches his cat, Jasmine. But later, when they are forced to leave their apartment building, Jasmine can't be found. Mrs. Kim's cat is missing, too. Where are they? They can't be with each other. Those cats don't get along... Smoky Night is a story about cats - and people - who couldn't get along until a night of rioting brings them together.' Recommended.; Partial image (due to size of book) shows crumpling to medallion. 
Price: 69.50 USD
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114 3011 BURKE, Owen Figurehead
Hardcover Coward, McCann & Geoghegan: NY; 1979; First US Edition Very Good in Very Good dust wrapper  
349 pages; Spine ends and bottom corners bumped, cover edges faded, page edges lightly soiled, vertical spine crease does not damage binding. Dust wrapper, not price clipped, edgeworn with browned edges and a few chips and tears. ; A family saga set in Victorian England. Nell's grandfather the head of the Bostock shipping family wants her to marry the eldest son of the Gresham family, a rival shipping clan. She refuses and feels she is quite capable of running the company herself.  
Price: 9.50 USD
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Anglomania :  A European Love Affair [Voltaire's Coconuts or Anglomania in Europe] , BURUMA, Ian
115 3521 BURUMA, Ian Anglomania : A European Love Affair [Voltaire's Coconuts or Anglomania in Europe]
Hardcover Random House: New York; 1998; First US Edition Near Fine in Very Good+ dust wrapper  
304 pages; A new book. Dust wrapper has faint edgewear and rubbing.; Published in Great Britian as 'Voltaire's Coconuts or Anglomania in Europe'. In a blend of witty personal memoir and biographical portraits of European Anglophiles and Anglophobes, Buruma examines what it is that continues to divide Britain from the European Continent, and Europe from the United States.'; 'Voltaire saw Britain as an island of reason and liberty in a continent marked by violence and tyranny. Many Europeans-for example, Giuseppe Mazzini, Theodor Herzl, and Andrť Malraux- admired the English gentleman. Others saw English parks as symbolic gardens of freedom and reproduced them all over Europe. German Romantics, including Goethe, regarded Shakespeare as a Nordic genius; Hitler made him an honorary German. Yet it was British- and by extension, American- liberalism that attracted many Continentals and appalled many others. Voltaire thought British free trade and political liberty went hand in hand; Karl Marx saw them as capitalist frauds. Typical Anglophobes, such as Kaiser Wilhelm II, regarded the English, the Americans, and the Jews as the most dangerous enemies of Europe. Half Dutch, half British, and from a family of Anglo-American Jews, Buruma is a loving, critical, and satirical observer of Europe's often-comical and sometimes- deadly prejudices.'  
Price: 20.00 USD
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