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1 7150 CLAVERING, Molly Near Neighbours
Softcover; Trade PB Greyladies: Edinburgh; c1956, 2015; 242 pages New 
A new book; now out-of-print. ; 'In Number Six Kirkaldy Crescent lives Mrs Lenox and her five children (all in their late teens or early twenties). Number Four, the house next door, is occupied by Miss Dorothea Balfour, a gentle and unassuming spinster who was constantly surprised to find "how astonishingly nice and good people were when you knew them....What she did not know and would not have believed was that the people who knew her could not help living up to her belief in their good qualities." It seemed only natural that a warm relationship should develop between the occupants of the two houses. This is a charming story of the friendship which blossoms between people who are so outwardly different and of the happiness it bring to both households.'

From the 1956 dust wrapper: "Molly Clavering was born in Glasgow, but lived in the country from a very early age. After six years service with the WRNS, she settled in Moffat, Dumfries, where she is now the only woman member of the Town Council.

Her chief interests are anything to do with the countryside and country life, history, folk-lore, Scottish Border traditions and country dancing- and an unclipped black poodle." (Her first poodle was given to her by her friend and neighbor D.E. Stevenson.) We also know she was active in Girl Guides as was DES. A relative of Molly Clavering believes she based Kirkaldy Crescent on Raeburn Place in Edinburgh. The dust wrapper illustration from the 1956 edition reminds us of Eglinton Crescent in Edinburgh's New Town where DE Stevenson once lived. Highly recommended.; 'One of my favorite books. There is something so satisfying about these characters and their stories.' 'Near Neighbors is a book that touches my heart, for some reason, as much as DES, which is my highest praise.'- Kristi J. of the AT and DES email discussion groups. 'a lovely book'- Geraldine H. of the DES email discussion list. ' a lovely book. It is one I will read again and again. I highly recommend it too. - Julie B. of the DES email discussion group. This title reviewed and recommended by Scott, owner of the blog "Furrowed Middlebrow" who provided biographical information about the author for this edition. Image is one of actual copies on offer. 
Price: 22.50 USD

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2 6944 HOLMES, Lowell Treasured Islands : Cruising the South Seas with Robert Louis Stevenson
Hardcover Sheridan House: NY; 2001; First US Edition 281 pages B&W Photographs: Near Fine in Near Fine dust wrapper 
A new copy received with a faintly bumped spine head and faint edgewear to unclipped dust wrapper. A lovely copy.; 'Tracing the path of Stevenson's fateful South Seas journey. An enchanting mix of high seas adventure and a fresh view on the fragile writer, this is an illuminating and respectful approach to the author's exploratory journeys.'; This 'is a personal look at a beloved and renowned author of classics in terms of his high adventures on the South Pacific between 1888 and 1890. Life on the islands, European religious influence, and the saga of indigenous populations are all covered in this dramatic, exciting, and well-researched account. Biographer Lowell Holmes draws upon his impressive expertise regarding the life and work of Robert Louis Stevenson (he produced a documentary film on Stevenson in the Pacific) to deftly craft a work of historical accuracy and insight. Treasured Islands is a very highly recommended ... and a "must" for admirers of Robert Louis Stevenson's literary works.' Image is actual copy on offer. Published @ $29.95. 
Price: 12.75 USD
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3 3360 STEVENSON, D.E. [Dorothy Emily] Alister and Co. & It's Nice to Be Me : Children's Poems
Softcover Anglophile Books: Lancaster, CA; c1940 & 1943, 2002; First Edition Thus 45 pages As New 
A new booklet with a tape binding.; D.E. Stevenson (Dorothy Emily Peploe) is best known as a novelist, publishing almost a novel a year from the mid 1903's until her retirement in 1970. Her books of children's poetry were published in 1940 in the US and in 1943 in Great Britain. They have long been out of print. This volume, published by arrangement with her heirs, combines the poems from both books and makes them available to many of her admirers for the first time. ; Publisher's recommended price of $12.50 listed in Bowker's Books in Print. New 13 digit ISBN is 978-0-9716612-1-9. 
Price: 9.95 USD
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4 6398 STEVENSON, D.E. [Dorothy Emily] Emily Dennistoun [Truth is the Strong Thing]
Softcover; Trade PB Greyladies: Edinburgh; 2011; 307 pages New 
A new book.; Originally titled "Truth is the Strong Thing", this richly layered novel was written in the 1920's at the beginning of D. E. Stevenson’s career but was never published.

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

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5 7117 STEVENSON, D.E. [Dorothy Emily] English Air, The
Softcover; Trade PB Greyladies: Edinburgh; c1940, 2014; First Edition Thus 355 pages New 
A new book. All copies received from printer with very light edgewear and faint horizontal ripples on spines. ; This novel was written in 1940, near the beginning of World War II. It is set in England before, and just after, the start of World War II. In 1938 Franz von Heiden, son of a Nazi official and an Englishwoman who died when he was a child, comes to England to visit his English cousins. Life in England is not what he expected, and he reports this to his father back in Germany. Completed on 29 February, 1940, before the US had entered the war, DES hoped this book would explain the British attitude to the war to her American readers.This edition now out of print.; Many of the incidents in this story are true. This title reviewed and recommended by Lyn B., author of the 'I Prefer Reading' blog and member of the DES email discussion group. She chose it as one of her top ten books for 2014. Image is one of actual copies on offer. 
Price: 21.95 USD
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6 1840 STEVENSON, D.E. [Dorothy Emily] Fair Miss Fortune, The
Softcover; Trade PB Greyladies: Edinburgh; 2011; 223 pages New 
A new book.; Written in the 1930's but never before published, this edition contains letters concerning the book between the author and her agent. We recommend reading the letters after reading the novel as they contain 'spoilers'.

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

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7 7231 STEVENSON, D.E. [Dorothy Emily] Five Windows
Paperback; Trade PB Greyladies: Edinburgh; c1953, 2016; 358 pages New 
A new copy. ; One of the rather scarce titles by this wonderful author. Set in the Scottish Border hills, Edinburgh, and London. Cover image is from the original 1953 UK edition.; 'Set in the same Scottish Border country as 'Music in the Hills' and 'Winter and Rough Weather' ['Shoulder The Sky'] , this story is seen through the eyes of someone born and bred amongst the bold, round border hills. David Kirke's childhood is sheltered, his nature is gentle and peaceable; he is no hero of romance but a human being with faults and failings which lead him into trouble when he adventures into the world to seek his fortune. The background of the book are the hills of home and the noise and bustle of London; in the foreground are the people, alive, vigorous, and full of responsibility, who play their parts in the shaping of David's life.' "One of my favourite authors."- Lyn B., author of the 'I Prefer Reading' blog and member of the DE Stevenson email discussion group. 
Price: 22.50 USD
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8 49 STEVENSON, D.E. [Dorothy Emily] Five Windows
Hardcover Collins: London; 1953; First British Edition 319 pages Very Good in Very Good dust wrapper 
Green cloth binding, spine ends and bottom corners lightly bumped, front hinge beginning to split at pastedown as is often seen with Collins editions from this time. Yellowed page edges have a few tiny soil marks; interior pages clean. Small bookseller label on rear pastedown. Unclipped dust wrapper, lightly edgeworn and soiled, spine head reinforced with tape on inside by previous owner. Once white rear panel now age browned. One of the nicer copies we've seen.; One of the rather scarce titles by this wonderful author. Set in the Scottish Border country and London.; 'Set in the same Scottish Border country as 'Music in the Hills' and 'Winter and Rough Weather' ['Shoulder The Sky'] , this story is seen through the eyes of someone born and bred amongst the bold, round border hills. David Kirke's childhood is sheltered, his nature is gentle and peaceable; he is no hero of romance but a human being with faults and failings which lead him into trouble when he adventures into the world to seek his fortune. The background of the book are the hills of home and the noise and bustle of London; in the foreground are the people, alive, vigorous, and full of responsibility, who play their parts in the shaping of David's life.' Images are actual copy available. 
Price: 194.50 USD
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9 7305 STEVENSON, D.E. [Dorothy Emily] Fletchers' End [Large Print]
Hardcover; Ex-Library Ulverscroft: England; c1962; Large Print Edition 540 pages Fair in Good dust wrapper 
No publishing info page, old US distributor label on front free endpaper, no date but lack of ISBN indicates pre-1970's. Ex-library book with usual stamps and markings. Book is cocked, edges worn to boards in several places, especially bottom edge, pages pale brown (not brittle) and rather soiled. Dust wrapper edgeworn with a few short closed tears, library label on spine, remenants of previous removed label also on spine. A somewhat fragile reading copy in Large Print of a rather scarce title.; This is the wonderful sequel to 'Bel Lamington'. After reading this book, the scent of violets will bring back the memory of Fletchers End.; This title reviewed and recommended by Lyn B., author of the 'I Prefer Reading' blog and member of the DE Stevenson email discussion group. '...the kind of book that I put down after reading with a very satisfied sigh. ... again, this is destined to be a favourite.' Image is actual copy on offer. 
Price: 33.00 USD
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10 6927 STEVENSON, D.E. [Dorothy Emily] Found in the Attic
Softcover; Trade PB Greyladies: Edinburgh; 2013; 267 pages B&W Photographs: New 
A new book. ; A selection from the unpublished papers 'found in the attic' by the author's granddaughter. They include short stories (including a gentle revenge on critics, an eccentric maid, a ventriloquist desperate for work and a very human burglar); verse (a burlesque, some war poems); two delightfully witty one-act plays, and articles and talks on books and writing. Illustrated with some wonderful family photographs. The articles on books and writing especially offer a compelling insight into this beloved author. Recommended.This edition now out of print.; "A very interesting glimpse into the mind and personality of D.E. Stevenson." From the wonderful preface by Jerri Chase, member of the ATS, and AT and DE Stevenson discussion groups. Also recommended by Sylvia C. of the DES email discussion group. 
Price: 21.95 USD
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11 6926 STEVENSON, D.E. [Dorothy Emily] Jean Erskine's Secret
Softcover; Trade PB Greyladies: Edinburgh; 2013; First Edition 248 pages New 
A new book. ; Probably written c.1917, this novel opens in 1913 with the Erskine family moving from Edinburgh to the Scottish east coast village of Crale, where Jean’s life is transformed by her friendship with Diana MacDonald of Crale Castle. She writes a book telling Diana’s story; of friendships and love affairs, of family and village life, all shadowed by the much darker themes of the Great War and devastating inherited conditions. At the heart of the story is the secret, known only to Jean, that threatens Diana’s hard-won happiness.; One of the darker books by this author. As with some of her other very early work, this is for a reader that is already a DE Stevenson admirer. Recommended by Susan H. of the DES email discussion group - "I really, really enjoyed it." This title also reviewed by Lyn B., author of the 'I Prefer Reading' blog and member of the DE Stevenson email discussion group. This edition now out-of-print. 
Price: 22.50 USD
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12 7000 STEVENSON, D.E. [Dorothy Emily] Peter West
Softcover; Trade PB Greyladies: Edinburgh; c1923, 2013; First Edition Thus 205 pages New 
A new book.; Originally published only in the Britain in 1923, this was D.E. Stevenson's first published novel. Set in Kintoul, Scotland, a beautiful Highland village with a tumbling river, a ruined castle, and pine-clad hills. This love story "follows the mingled fortunes of the crofters, the minister and doctor, and those at Kintoul House -- Peter West and the shades of his mother. This is a world where integrity and honour stand firm against the easy path, and despite many a wrong turning, are the only sure way to lasting happiness."; This edition now out-of-print. 
Price: 22.50 USD
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13 6717 STEVENSON, D.E. [Dorothy Emily] Portrait of Saskia
Softcover; Trade PB Greyladies: Edinburgh; 2011; 291 pages New 
A new book.; Another publication of previously unpublished very early material from this beloved author. It was probably written in the late 1920s, and foreshadows her later romances and family stories with that little humorous twist of something extra.

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

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

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