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1 6364 ABLEMAN, Paul [Read by Stephanie Cole] Waiting for God [Audio Cassettes]
Audio Tape; Ex-Library Chivers Audio Books: London; 1995; Very Good+ 
Ex-library audio cassettes with usual stamps and markings. Six audio cassettes; unabridged; cassettes in excellent condition. No decorative case, cassettes in protective cases in cardboard library box.; A novel based on the BBC1 comedy series of the same name, featuring Tom Ballard (Graham Crowden) and Diana Trent (Stephanie Cole) at the Bayview Retirement Home and their bizarre assortment of relatives and friends. The television series, that ran from 1990-1994, has been released on DVD.; Instructions on how to convert these cassettes to MP3 versions available upon request. 
Price: 24.50 USD
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2 5476 ADAM, Ruth A Woman's Place: 1910-1975
Softcover; Trade PB Persephone Books: London; c1975, 2003; 339 pages Near Fine in Near Fine dust wrapper 
A new book with faint edgewear. Persephone editions have uniform grey covers and dust wrappers with lovely decorated endpapers unique to each title (see image).; A very readable overview of twentieth century British women's lives written by a novelist historian. Chronological chapters cover topics including the suffragettes, early 'type-writers', contraception, and work in wartime amongst others. Written twenty-five years ago,' it is is both human and humane, wise and cynical, polemical and witty'.; 'A must read' says Scott, owner of the "Furrowed Middlebrow" blog. 
Price: 23.75 USD
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3 5331 ADDIS, Faith Taking the Biscuit [Large Print] (Down to Earth volume 4)
Hardcover; Ex-Lib Ulverscroft: Leicester; c1989, 1992; Very Good-  
304 pages; Ex-library book with usual stamps and markings, spine ends and corners bumped, light soil to page edges, book is slightly cocked. No dust wrapper as issued.; Faith and Brian Addis left their London florist business in the 1970's and moved to the country in an effort to live a more leisured existance. They now live in South Devon where they raises plants and Faith is a mobile dog groomer. This fictionalised memoir is the fourth in the series but can be read and enjoyed on its own (as we did, laughing aloud at times). The BBC television series "Down to Earth" was based on these books. Highly recommended.  
Price: 14.50 USD
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4 6325 ADDIS, Faith Year of the Cornflake (Down to Earth Volume 1)
Softcover; Trade PB BBC Worldwide Ltd.: London; c1983,2000; First Edition Thus 224 pages Very Good- 
Spine and cover creases, covers lightly edgeworn. Page edges yellowed, several pages have creased corners; pages clean, none loose. This edition has a new foreword by the author and a cover illustration from the BBC series.; Basis for the BBC television series 'Down to Earth'. The author's fictionalized memoirs of the family's decision in the 1970s to leave their florist business in London and move to Devon. In this first book of the series we learn about their first year running a holiday camp for children ages 6-12. A fun read; recommended.; Recommended by Geraldine H. of the DES email discussion group. 
Price: 9.50 USD
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5 5035 ALBOM, Mitch Five People you Meet in Heaven, The
Hardcover Hyperion: NY; 2003; First US Edition; First Printing Near Fine in Near Fine dust wrapper  
196 pages; A lovely book. A few faint smudges to page edges. Unclipped dust wrapper has faint edgewear. ; This novel from the author of 'Tuesdays with Morrie' is the tale of one man's life and the people this life touched. 'Eddie is a wounded war veteran, an old man who has lived, in his mind, an uninspired life. His job is fixing rides at a seaside amusement park. On his 83rd birthday, a tragic accident kills him as he tries to save a little girl from a falling cart. He awakes in the afterlife, where he learns that heaven is not a destination. It's a place where your life is explained to you by five people, some of whom you knew, others who may have been strangers. One by one, from childhood to soldier to old age, Eddie's five people revisit their connections to him on earth, illuminating the mysteries of his "meaningless" life, and revealing the haunting secret behind the eternal question: "Why was I here?" '; Painful in spots but ultimately uplifting. Recommended by Mary B. and Anne of the DES email discussion group.  
Price: 19.75 USD
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6 7240 ALEXANDER, Kate House of Hope, The
Hardcover St Martin's Press: NY; 1994; First US Edition 344 pages Very Good+ in Very Good dust wrapper 
Spine ends and top corners bumped, ink initial on front free endpaper; no binding problems, interior pages clean and bright. A nice copy. Unclipped dust wrapper lightly edgeworn and creased. Short closed tear at bottom rear flap edge.; 'In 1861, Vittorio Speranza set sail from Italy for England with his inheritance: an ancient marble statue of Hermes, a fifteenth-century depiction of the Nativity by the Italian master Monaccio, and a gold cup attributed to Benvenuto Cellini. He also carried with him a very valuable talent-Vittorio Speranza had an almost uncanny ability to discern the priceless from the mundane, the true work of fine art from the worthless fake.' Established by Vittorio's exceptional taste in antiquities-and by his marriage to a beautiful English woman, The House of Hope auction-house dynasty spans a stark depression and two world wars.; Image is actual copy on offer. 
Price: 9.75 USD
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7 7291 ALLAN, Mabel Esther Death Goes to Italy
Softcover Greyladies: Edinburgh; 2011; First Edition 210 pages Very Good+ 
Faint edgewear and cover creases. A very nice copy. ; When David and Elinor Gray and their 18-year old niece, Rose, join a Blue Dragon Tour to Italy, they were looking forward to spring sunshine on the Mediterranean coast and had no premonition that the holiday would bring suspicion, fear and the horror of murder. Originally written in the late 1950s, this is the first publication of 'Death Goes to Italy'. We thought some of the descriptions of 'character types' on the tour were entertaining.; This author enjoyed 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. Image is actual copy on offer. 
Price: 22.50 USD
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8 7287 ALLAN, Mabel Esther Death Goes Dancing
Softcover; Trade PB Greyladies: Edinburgh; 2014; First Edition 204 pages Near Fine 
Faint edgewear; a very nice copy indeed.; Detective Inspector Ewen Gilbride and his wife Frances, both keen balletomanes, are looking forward to an evening at the Darielle theatre where Sarne Saxilby is to dance Giselle. The first short ballet is over and people drift off to the bar leaving Ewen and Frances in pleasant anticipation of the treat to come. But then Lucian Darielle, pale and shaking, bursts into their box: “My dear Gilbride! Thank God you’re here! It’s Sarne! She’s dead in her dressing room! There’s a knife in her back!”

Includes an introduction by the author on her unpublished manuscripts, entitled ‘Wasted Words – or Good Experience.’

Originally written in the 1950s, this is the first publication of Death Goes Dancing. ; This author enjoyed by Lyn B., author of the 'I Prefer Reading' blog and member of the DE Stevenson email discussion group. Image is actual copy on offer. 
Price: 21.75 USD

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9 2767 AMBLER, Eric Siege of the Villa Lipp
Hardcover Random House: NY; 1977; First US Edition Very Good in Very Good dust wrapper  
275 pages; Spine ends lightly bumped, diagonal mark on front board. No binding problems, pages clean and bright. Dust wrapper, not price clipped, is edgeworn and lightly yellowed and soiled. ; A tale of intelligence and intrigue involving the sophisticated and shadowy world of quasi-legal international business. Obsessive social scientist Professor Krom is determined to expose one of the wheeler-dealers at the Mediterranean Villa Lipp.  
Price: 8.75 USD
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10 1093 Amis, Martin London Fields
Hardcover Harmony Books: New York; 1989; Third Printing Very Good+ in Very Good+ dust wrapper  
470 pages; Remainder dot on bottom edge, light soil to page edges; dust wrapper rubbed with light edgewear. ; Shortlisted for the Booker Prize. A murder is "constructed, " that is set up, and we SORT OF know about it as it's going to happen. This novel has been described as gritty and funny, magical and tightly-crafted. So, which one of Nicola's six lovers will she choose to kill her?  
Price: 12.00 USD
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11 276 Angelou, Maya Heart Of A Woman
Hardcover Random House: NY; 1981; First US Edition Very Good in Very Good- dust wrapper  
272 pages; Corners bumped, newspaper clipping announcing an appearance by the author pasted on front endpaper; white dust wrapper has yellowed edges. Dust wrapper, not price clipped, edgeworn and spine slightly chipped; one small chip on front flap.; The fourth volume of the author's autobiography chronicles the relationship with her son. An Oprah selection.  
Price: 11.75 USD
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12 2641 Anglophile Books $50.00 Gift Certificate

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Price: 50.00 USD
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13 2640 Anglophile Books $25.00 Gift Certificate

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Price: 25.00 USD
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15 932 ARLOTT, John; John Snagge and Sir Gerald W. Wollaston Elizabeth Crowned Queen : the Pictorial Record of the Coronation
Hardcover Odhams Press Ltd.: London; 1993; Very Good  
B&W Photographs; 128 pages; Beautiful and ornate embossed leather binding is lightly worn at corners and spine ends. Spine is lightly sunned, book is cocked. No dust wrapper.; Profusely illustrated with black and white photographs and 8 full colour plates. A wonderful book of memories (or an introduction for those of us too young to remember) of Queen Elizabeth II's coronation in 1953.  
Price: 11.00 USD
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16 1838 Aronson, Theo The King in Love : King Edward VII's Mistresses : Lillie Langtry, Daisy Warwick, Alice Keppel and Others
Hardcover Harper & Row: New York; 1988; Very Good in Very Good dust wrapper  
B&W Illustrations; 301 pages; Front endpaper has been torn out. First edition stated but no price on dust wrapper indicates a book club edition. Page edges have pale splash marks (tea? ) interior pages are clean and bright. Cover edges lightly faded with one soil spot. Dust wrapper lightly edgeworn and rubbed, flap edges yellowed, rear flap creased.  
Price: 15.00 USD
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17 6764 ARTOIS, Rene, edited by Rene Fairfax, translated by John Haselden 'Allo 'Allo!: The Complete War Diaries of Rene Artois
Softcover; Trade PB BBC Books: London; 1991; B&W Illustrations: Very Good 
Spine and cover creases, covers edgeworn, soil marks on page edges; interior pages clean, none loose.; Contains volumes 1 and 2 of the memoirs of France's greatest hero, Rene Artois, who features in the BBC TV comedy series "'Allo 'Allo" by Jeremy Lloyd and David Croft. 'Every inch the patriot, always willing to do his bit, Rene in these top secret diaries lays bare some of the darkest secrets of World War Two and the little cupboard under the stairs.'; Book matches sample image. 
Price: 9.75 USD
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18 7222 ASHBERY, John and James SCHUYLER A Nest of Ninnies
Hardcover Ecco Press: NJ; c1969, 1997; First Edition Thus 191 pages Near Fine in Near Fine dust wrapper 
Spine ends faintly bumped, a lovely copy. Unclipped dust wrapper faintly edgeworn and rubbed.; Two American poets decided to collaborate on this humorous novel, originally published in 1969, about life in the US suburbs 'purely by chance'. The bedroom community of Kelton, New York is some 50 miles from Manhattan. The well-heeled denizens we meet spend an awful lot of time playing rummy until two sisters from Paris enter their lives...; Image is actual copy on offer. 
Price: 12.75 USD
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19 7292 ATHERTON, Nancy Aunt Dimity's Christmas
Softcover; Mass Market PB Penguin Books: NY; 1999; First Printing 214 pages Very Good 
Spine and cover creases, light edgewear, page edges faintly yellowed.; The fifth mystery in this series featuring the ghostly Aunt Dimity. "Lori Shepard's plans for a perfect family Christmas are derailed when a mysterious stranger collapses in the driveway of her cosy Cotswold cottage. As the nearby village of Finch begins its Christmas Eve celebrations, Lori must team up with Julian Bright - a devilishly attractive priest - to unearth the stranger's identity."; This series recommended by several members of the DE Stevenson email discussion group. Image is actual copy on offer. 
Price: 5.75 USD
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20 6618 ATHERTON, Nancy Aunt Dimity and the Deep Blue Sea
Hardcover Viking Adult: NY; 2006; Second Printing 246 pages Very Good+ in Very Good+ dust wrapper 
Spine ends very lightly bumped; unclipped dust wrapper very lightly rubbed and edgeworn. A very nice copy indeed.; Another page-turning installment in this beloved cozy mystery series featuring Aunt Dimity, phantom detective. ; "Lori Shepherd is no stranger to trouble and intrigue. But when Bill, her high-profile attorney husband, receives a number of chilling death threats aimed at his family, danger hits close to home. With Scotland Yard on the case, Bill decides to send Lori and their five-year-old twins to the safety of a remote island off the coast of Scotland. There, another mystery begins to unfold— Lori suspects that the locals on the island are making a fortune running an illegal smuggling operation. What else could explain their luxurious lifestyles? But after finding a human skull washed up on the beach, Lori fears something even more sinister is going on. With Aunt Dimity’s help, Lori begins to piece together the clues, unaware of the growing danger on the island. Will the murderous threats against her family finally catch up with her?" 
Price: 8.50 USD
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21 6094 ATHERTON, Nancy Aunt Dimity's Death
Softcover; Mass Market PB Penguin: NY; c1992, 1993; Reprint 244 pages Very Good  
Faint spine creases, covers creased and lightly edgeworn, page edges pale yellow; interior pages clean, none loose. ; This first title in the Aunt Dimity series introduces us to Aunt Dimity, Lori Sheperd and the law firm of Willis & Willis. Recommended.; "I love 'Aunt Dimity's Death' and 'Aunt Dimity and the Duke'."- Jerri C. of the ATS, AT and DES email discussion lists. Also recommended by Suzi S., Julie B., and Geraldine H. of the DES email discussion list.  
Price: 5.00 USD
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22 7198 ATHERTON, Nancy Aunt Dimity and the Duke
Softcover; Mass Market PB Penguin: NY; c1994, 1995; Reprint 290 pages Very Good 
Spine and cover creases, light edgewear; pages clean, none loose.; "Emma Porter is forty, fat, and frumpy, and a passionate amateur gardener. When her longtime lover dumps her for a younger woman, Emma escapes the cloying sympathy of family and friends by setting out on a summer-long driving tour of England's glorious gardens. A Dimity-contrived coincidence brings here to the little-known private gardens of Penford Hall, a sprawling Gothic mansion in Cornwall". Recommended.; "I love 'Aunt Dimity's Death' and 'Aunt Dimity and the Duke'."- Jerri C. of the ATS, AT and DES email discussion lists. Also recommended by Suzi S., Julie B., and Geraldine H. of the DES email discussion list. Image is actual copy on offer. 
Price: 5.25 USD
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23 7217 ATKINSON, Diane Elsie and Mairi Go to War : Two Extraordinary Women on the Western Front
Softcover; Trade PB Pegasus Books: NY; 2010; Very Good+ 
An unread copy received with slight edgewear and light soil marks on top edge.; "When they met at a motorcycle club in 1912, Elsie Knocker was a thirty year-old motorcycling divorcee and Mairi Chisholm was a brilliant eighteen-year old mechanic, living at home borrowing tools from her brother. Theirs was to become one of the most extraordinary stories of the First World War.

In 1914, they roared off to London 'to do their bit', and within a month they were in the thick of things in Belgium driving ambulances to distant military hospitals. Frustrated by the number of men dying of shock in the back of their vehicles, they set up their own first-aid post on the front line in the village of Pervyse, near Ypres, risking their lives working under sniper fire and heavy bombardment for months at a time." ; ''Elsie, a trained nurse and midwife, and eighteen-year-old Mairi, formed part of an ambulance corps which went out to Belgium in the early days of the war; they became the only women to work permanently within shouting distance of the front line at their first aid post in the little Belgian town of Pervyse. Working independently, outside military organisations, their experience of the war was probably unique among women.''- Tanya I. author of the '20th Century Vox' blog. "This is a terrific book about two brave & determined women who made a great difference to so many wounded men under the most difficult circumstances."- This title reviewed and 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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24 4060 ATWATER, Richard and Florence Mr. Popper's Penguins
Softcover; Trade PB Little, Brown & Company: Boston; c1938,1988; Reprint 139 pages Illustrated by Robert Lawson; B&W Illustrations: Very Good+ 
No spine or cover creases, very light edgewear and rubbing; book looks unread. ; A delightful story with wonderful illustrations for ages 9 and up. 'The unexpected delivery of a large crate containing an Antarctic penguin changes the life and fortunes of Mr. Popper, a house painter obsessed by dreams of the Polar regions.'

'Mr. Popper found it difficult enough to support his family but the addition of twelve penguins to the family made it impossible to make both ends meet. Then Mr. Popper has a splendid idea- the talented penguins would be a sensation on the stage. And so they were...' Winner of the Newbery and Caldecott awards. Highly recommended. Basis for the up-coming film starring Jim Carrey. 
Price: 5.75 USD

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25 2048 Atwood ] SULLIVAN, Rosemary The Red Shoes : Margaret Atwood Starting Out
Hardcover Harper Collins: Toronto; 1998; First Canadian Edition Near Fine in Near Fine dust wrapper  
359 pages; Signed by Author; Pictorial binding is faintly rubbed as is the non-price clipped dust wrapper. ; This is the first major portrait of Margaret Atwood, one of Canada's most famous, award winning authors. She won the Booker Prize in 2000 for The Blind Assasin. This book is signed on the title page by the author, an award winning biographer.  
Price: 24.00 USD
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26 6291 AUSTEN] BERDOLL, Linda Mr. Darcy Takes a Wife: Pride and Prejudice Continues [The Bar Sinister]
Softcover; Trade PB Sourcebooks Landmark: Napierville, IL; 2004; 465 pages Very Good- 
No spine creases, covers edgeworn and slightly rubbed, corners curled, pinhole in top corner. A few smudges to page edges and white back cover; interior pages clean.; 'This rollicking sequel to Jane Austen's Pride and Prejudice was originally self-published in 1999 as "The Bar Sinister". In Berdoll's wild, bawdy, and utterly enjoyable novel, the Darcys begin their married life as one of the happiest, most in-love couples imaginable. Berdoll picks up the story after their wedding, but flashes back to the days after the courtship, when Elizabeth and Darcy's passion for each other grew stronger. After a spicy wedding night, the couple finds their compatibility extends far beyond their matched wits. As Elizabeth settles into her role as mistress of a large household, her sister Jane grapples with her own, less passionate marriage to Charles Bingley. Thrown in as well are an illegitimate young man who just might be Darcy's son, a vengeful serving man who plagues the Darcys and develops an unhealthy fixation on Elizabeth, and suspicions of infidelity. Austenites who enjoy the many continuations of her novels will find much to love about this wild ride of a sequel, especially Berdoll's depiction of the enduring, strong love between Elizabeth and Darcy. Kristine Huntley, Booklist' 
Price: 8.75 USD
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27 6862 AUSTEN] PITKEATHLEY, Jill [Baroness Pitkeathley of Caversham] Cassandra & Jane : A Jane Austen Novel
Softcover; Trade PB Harper: NY; 2008; Book Club Edition 270 pages Very Good+ 
A new book with faint edgewear, top page edges yellowed. A very nice copy.; The author 'ingeniously re-imagines the unique and intimate relationship between two extraordinary siblings: Cassandra and Jane Austen. Here, she introduces readers to one of the most intriguing figures in literature, as seen through the eyes of the one person who knew her best. A remarkable read for Austen fans, it also includes the author's history behind the story.'; "They were beloved sisters and the best of friends. But Jane and Cassandra Austen suffered the same fate as many of the women of their era. Forced to spend their lives dependent on relatives, both financially and emotionally, the sisters spent their time together trading secrets, challenging each other's opinions, and rehearsing in myriad other ways the domestic dramas that Jane would later bring to fruition in her popular novels. For each sister suffered through painful romantic disappointments—tasting passion, knowing great love, and then losing it—while the other stood witness. Upon Jane's death, Cassandra deliberately destroyed her personal letters, thereby closing the door to the private life of the renowned novelist . . . until now. " Originally published @ $13.95. Cover matches sample image. 
Price: 8.00 USD
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28 6511 BACH, Richard Flying: The Aviation Trilogy (Stranger to the Ground, Biplane, Nothing by Chance)
Hardcover Scribner: NY; 2003; First Edition Thus 451 pages Very Good in Very Good+ dust wrapper 
Black remainder mark on bottom page edges, front board slightly flared, tiny amount of glue residue on top page edges near spine head (publisher flaw); no binding problems, pages clean and bright. Unclipped dust wrapper has faint edgewear. ; 'Here for the first time in a single volume are three of Richard Bach's most compelling works about flight.

From his edgy days as a USAF Alert pilot above Europe in an armed F84-F Thunderstreak during the Cold War to a meander across America in a 1929 biplane, Bach explores the extreme edges of the air, his airplane, and himself in glorious writing about how it feels to climb into a machine, leave the earth, and fly.' 
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29 6894 BAGGINI, Julian Welcome to Everytown : A Journey into the English Mind
Hardcover Granta Books: London; 2007; First British Edition 274 pages Near Fine in Near Fine dust wrapper 
A new book with very faint edgewear to unclipped dust wrapper.; In an effort to find out what the English really think, the author spent six months in postal code S66, 'the most typical postcode area in the country'. He saw this area on the outskirts of Rotherham 'as England in microcosm - an area which reflected most accurately the full range of the nation's inhabitants, its most typical mix of urban and rural, old and young, married and single.' He immersed 'himself in this typical English Everytown, in order to get to know the mind of a people' and gives us a fascinating view of what he found.; 'What do the English think? Every country has a dominant set of beliefs and attitudes concerning everything from how to live a good life, how we should organize society, and the roles of the sexes. Baggini's account of the English is both a portrait of its people and a personal story about being an alien in your own land.' Published @ £14.99. Cover matches sample image. 
Price: 11.75 USD
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30 5366 BAGNOLD] SEBBA, Anne Enid Bagnold
Hardcover Taplinger Publishing Company: NY; 1987; First US Edition Very Good+ in Very Good dust wrapper  
B&W Photographs; 317 pages; Bumped spine ends and a few smudges to page edges. A nice copy. Unclipped dust wrapper is lightly edgeworn and slightly yellowed with a few short closed tears and faint soil.; An interesting biography of the author of "National Velvet" and "Chalk Garden" amongst others. It gives more insight into her life and explains some events that Bagnold glosses over in her memoir. Bagnold's family authorized this biography allowing Sebba to use journals, unpublished notes, and several other sources so it is not just a repetition of Bagnold's autobiography.; If you have both, we suggest reading the memoir first and then this biography. For Angela Thirkell admirers this biography states that in North End House in Rottingdean (one of the homes discussed in AT's memoir 'Three Houses'), "There was, and still is, a painting by Burne-Jones in the corner of a bedroom to amuse children made to stand there."  
Price: 10.75 USD
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31 5108 BAKER, Deborah In Extremis : The life of Laura Riding
Hardcover Hamish Hamilton: London; 1993; First British Edition Near Fine in Near Fine dust wrapper  
B&W Photographs; 478 pages; A lovely copy. Spine head faintly bumped, page edges pale yellow. Unclipped dust wrapper faintly creased at top edge.; The author draws heavily on unpublished works for this 'first major biography of one of the most provocative, prolific, and influential figures in British-American literary history. In her poetry, fiction, essays, and public statements, Laura Riding, the author of twenty-three books, tackled feminism, communism, sexuality, Freud, language and belief, and the coming-of-age of the American dream. In her personal relationships she was often at the center of a circle of friends and artists whose activities she inspired and sometimes controlled. Her extraordinary range of associates included writers as diverse as Hart Crane, Gertrude Stein, Edmund Wilson, Malcolm Cowley, Allen Tate, and Robert Penn Warren. During a long and "scandalous" affair with Robert Graves, she watched over his most productive period and guided much of his best work. Together they launched the New Criticism.'  
Price: 14.00 USD
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32 4800 BAKER, Rachel First Woman Doctor, The
Softcover; Trade PB Scholastic: NY; c1944, 1999; Illustrated by Evelyn Copelman: Very Good  
B&W Illustrations; 188 pages; Child's name in ink on inside front cover, faint spine creases, light cover creases and edgewear, page edges very lightly yellowed. ; This biography tells how Elizabeth Blackwell pursued her dream and became the first woman doctor in the US. In 1840 there were no women doctors in the US but Elizabeth Blackwell was raised to think for herself and she overcame the many difficulties placed in her way. For ages 9-12.  
Price: 4.00 USD
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33 271 Baldacci, David Absolute Power
Hardcover Warner: NY; 1996; Good in Good dust wrapper  
469 pages; Rear board dampstained, some pages rippled; inside back of dw stained and rippled.; Basis for the Clint Eastwood movie of the same name. A thief witnesses a woman's murder that results in a presidential cover-up.  
Price: 5.75 USD
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34 7229 BARBERY, Muriel Elegance of the Hedgehog, The
Softcover; Trade PB Europa Editions: NY; c2006, 2009; Reprint 325 pages Near Fine 
Faintly edgeworn and rubbed; a lovely copy.; Translated from the French by Alison Anderson. Wonderfully written story told from the viewpoint of two residents of an upscale building in Paris. Renée, 54, "outwardly conforms to every stereotype of the concierge: fat, cantankerous, addicted to television. Yet, unbeknownst to her employers, Renée is a cultured autodidact who adores art, philosophy, music, and Japanese culture. Paloma is a twelve-year-old genius. A talented and startlingly lucid child who has decided to end her life on the sixteenth of June, her thirteenth birthday. Until then she will continue behaving as everyone expects her to behave: a mediocre pre-teen high on adolescent subculture, a good but not an outstanding student, an obedient if obstinate daughter.

Paloma and Renée hide both their true talents and their finest qualities from a world they suspect cannot or will not appreciate them. They discover they are kindred souls when a wealthy Japanese man named Ozu arrives in the building. Only he is able to gain Paloma's trust and to see through Renée's timeworn disguise to the secret that haunts her. This is a moving, funny, triumphant novel."; Occasionally we read 'non-Anglophile' books. :o) We enjoyed this beautifully written novel very much. (We also enjoyed the film.) Image is actual copy on offer. 
Price: 7.50 USD

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35 249 Barlow, Linda Leaves Of Fortune
Hardcover Doubleday: NY; 1988; 525 pages Very Good+ in Very Good+ dust wrapper 
Dust wrapper slightly rubbed. A very nice copy. 
Price: 10.00 USD
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36 654 Barr, Nevada Firestorm
Hardcover Putnam: New York; 1996; First US Edition Good in Very Good+ dust wrapper  
307 pages; Front flap of dw has a small crease, spine head and tail slightly bumped, publishing flaw has caused hinge to crack at half title page.  
Price: 7.50 USD
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37 5884 BARRY, Dave and Ridley Pearson Peter and the Starcatchers
Hardcover Hyperion: NY; 2004; First US Edition 451 pages Illustrated by Greg Call; B&W Illustrations: Very Good in Very Good dust wrapper 
Spine ends slightly bumped, corners lightly worn, a few page edges creased. Unclipped dust wrapper lightly edgeworn. A nice copy.; This unauthorised prequel to "Peter Pan" is the first in the series.'An unforgettable journey of adventure follows a boy and girl from a London port on a clipper ship called Neverland. They fight pirates and discover islands during their quest to keep a magical secret safely aboard.' Ages 10 and up. 
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38 6857 BEATON, M.C. [Marion Chesney] Agatha Raisin and the Haunted House
Hardcover; Book Club Edition St Martin's Minotaur: NY; 2003; 246 pages Very Good in Very Good+ dust wrapper 
Spine ends bumped, light vertical crease on spine, faint soil to front free endpaper; interior pages clean and bright. Dust wrapper has faint edgewear.; In this fourteenth mystery intrepid sleuth Agatha Raisin and her handsome new neighbor, Paul Chatterton, help Mrs. Witherspoon, the crotchety owner of a haunted house.; Dust wrapper matches sample image. 
Price: 6.75 USD
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39 6351 BEATON, M.C. [Marion Chesney] Death of a Celebrity
Hardcover Mysterious Press: NY; 2002; Book Club Edition 257 pages Very Good in Very Good+ dust wrapper 
First printing stated but no price on dw indicates this is a book club edition. Spine ends lightly bumped, boards just beginning to flare; no binding problems. Page edges pale yellow; interior pages clean. Dust wrapper has faint edgewear. A nice copy.; The 18th novel of the series which is the basis for the Hamish MacBeth television series. Hamish is the local policeman for the village of Lochdubh, located in Scotland's Highlands.; ' Seeking better numbers and national notice, the local television station hires the glamorous and catty Crystal French, who presents some very nasty programs about what really goes on in a highland village. Needless to say, this doesn't please the local folk, and soon enough, Crystal is found murdered. Suspicion vacillates between the townspeople and the television people (including the woman whose job Crystal had taken), who have quite a few secrets of their own.' This author recommended by Anne L., Kathi, Sue D., and Lisa S. of the DES email discussion list. 
Price: 9.75 USD
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40 3703 BEATON, M.C. [Marion Chesney] Death of a Dustman
Hardcover Warner Books: NY; 2001; First US Edition 215 pages Very Good+ in Very Good+ dust wrapper 
Top corner of front free endpaper clipped, spine foot lightly bumped, one tiny soil mark on front cover top edge (not a remainder mark). Dust wrapper, unclipped, is faintly edgeworn and rubbed. A very nice copy. ; These novels (this is the 17th in the series) are the basis for the Hamish MacBeth television series. Hamish is the local policeman for the village of Lochdubh, located in Scotland's Highlands.; 'When Mrs. Freda Fleming, tyrannical member of the Strathbane Council, appoints the dustman of Lochdubh to be the "environmental officer," Fergus Macleod becomes a bigger bully than he was before. He also specializes in blackmail as he uses the bits of information he finds in the rubbish against the local residents. No one is surprised when his body turns up in a recycling bin. That's when policeman Hamish Macbeth steps in to investigate, but he has a difficult time trying to get the locals to talk.' This author recommended by Anne L., Kathi, Sue D., and Lisa S. of the DES email discussion list. 
Price: 11.00 USD
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41 5226 BEATON] VICKERS, Hugo Cecil Beaton : a biography
Hardcover Little, Brown & Company: Boston; 1985; First US Edition Very Good+ in Very Good+ dust wrapper  
B&W Photographs; 656 pages; Spine ends lightly bumped, page edges faintly yellowed and smudged. Unclipped dust wrapper very lightly edgeworn and creased. A nice copy. ; 'Beaton occupies an honored position as one of the foremost photographers of the 20th century. Before his death in 1980, he appointed the author as his official biographer. The result is a painstakingly researched volume, profusely illustrated with Beaton's own photographs. Beaton also achieved fame as an Oscar-winning costume and set designer, illustrator, portraitist, writer, and court photographer. Vickers looks closely at Beaton's several great loves, including his years with Greta Garbo, as well as his failure to become a playwright, his greatest dream.'There is a still of Beaton with Audrey Hepburn on the set of 'My Fair Lady' on the back cover.  
Price: 14.75 USD
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42 706 Beauman, Sally Dark Angel
Hardcover Bantam: New York; 1990; First US Edition Very Good+ in Very Good dust wrapper  
786 pages; Dust wrapper edgeworn with a few small tears, vertical crease running the length of the spine.  
Price: 8.00 USD
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43 6822 BECKWITH, Lillian Rope in Case, A
Hardcover Hutchinson: London; 1968; First British Edition 192 pages Illustrated by Douglas Hall; B&W Illustrations: Very Good in Very Good+ dust wrapper 
Spine ends and corners bumped, very light soil to page edges, previous owner name on front free endpaper; interior pages clean, no binding problems. Unclipped dust wrapper, sunned spine and edges, faint edgewear. A nice copy.; The fourth book in this author's series of autobiographical fiction about life in the village of Bruach in the Hebrides. The title refers to the advice she received when she first arrived in Bruach "always take a rope - in case"...; The books in the beginning of this series were originally published as autobiography... Recommended by Anne W. and Kit M. of the ATS. Dust wrapper matches sample image. 
Price: 14.50 USD
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44 6122 BECKWITH, Lillian Hills is Lonely, The
Softcover; Mass Market PB Arrow Books: London; c1959,1985; Reprint 256 pages Very Good  
Faint spine creases, very light edgewear, page edges pale brown. A nice copy. ; The first in this author's series of stories about life in the village of Bruach in the Hebrides. This volume is listed as non-fiction but later books in the series say fiction. After reading it, let us know which you think it is. :-) ; Recommended by Anne W. and Kit M. of the ATS.  
Price: 8.75 USD
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45 6693 BECKWITH, Lillian Lightly Poached
Softcover; Mass Market PB Arrow Books: London; c1973,1976; Reprint 192 pages Illustrated by Douglas Hall; B&W Illustrations: Very Good 
Spine and cover creases, light edgewear, pages pale brown but clean; none loose.; Another fun volume in this author's series of stories about life in the village of Bruach in the Hebrides. The title refers to the villagers' thoughts on poaching. 'The Lord puts the salmon in the river like he puts the berries on the trees. They're there for all of us, not just for the laird.' Poaching isn't a crime but you do have to keep an eye out for the local police..; Recommended by Anne W. and Kit M. of the ATS. Front cover matches sample image. 
Price: 6.50 USD
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46 6565 BEERBOHM, Max Zuleika Dobson or An Oxford Love Story
Hardcover Heritage Press: NY; c1911,1960; 277 pages Illustrated by George Him: Very Good- 
Grey decorated linen covers faintly sunned at edges and spine. Spine head corners bumped and soiled, front end paper and most pages creased at top spine corner, tiny tear at top hinge on decorated front pastedown (all look like the result of a hard bump or fall). Page edges, blue speckeled by publisher, lightly yellowed; interior pages clean, none loose. No dust wrapper as issued, black slipcase rather fragile with split seams and interior boards exposed. Black & white and 16 full page colour illustrations. ; Preface by Douglas Cleverdon. Heritage Club "Sandglass" laid in. The lovely Zuleika Dobson is a professional magician and the granddaughter of the Warden of Judas College, Oxford. (Based on Merton College, Oxford, Beerbohm's alma mater). All of the student body falls victim to her charms... This is one of crime novelist Val McDermid's top 10 Oxford novels. 'A mad fantasy, this is a satire on the sheltered world of Oxford colleges a century ago. Zuleika, granddaughter of the warden of Judas College, is a conjuror whose charms bewitch all the men who come into contact with her. Rejection drives them to mass suicide and Zuleika sets her sights on Cambridge. Beerbohm's a class act whose wit makes this still worth a read.'; ' this curiosity is still great fun to read. Just don’t go looking for a moral.'-This title reviewed and recommended by Scott the owner of the "Stuck in a Book" blog. This will not fit safely in an International Priority Mail envelope. Image is actual copy on offer. 
Price: 9.00 USD
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47 4558 BEERBOHM] MIX, Katherine Lyon Max and the Americans
Hardcover Stephen Greene Press: Battleboro, VT; 1974; First US Edition Very Good in Good+ dust wrapper  
210 pages; Spine ends and corners bumped and lightly rubbed (not to boards), a few smudges on page edges. White dust wrapper, unclipped, is yellowed, soiled, and has a bit of edgewear and rubbing. ; Illustrat ed with b&w photographs and drawings. This biography of Max Beerbohm focuses on his relations with the US, "its politics, its culture, and its people: especially its people, of whom his wife was one." (He didn't think much of the country but loved the people.)  
Price: 7.00 USD
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48 6568 BEETON] HUGHES, Kathryn The Short Life and Long Times of Mrs. Beeton
Hardcover Knopf: NY; 2005; First US Edition 480 pages B&W Illustrations: Very Good in Very Good+ dust wrapper 
Spine ends bumped, one corner bumped revealing boards, a few page edges creased; pages clean and bright, no binding problems. Cream unclipped dust wrapper very lightly soiled, faint edgewear. A nice copy.; Basis for the film "The Secret Life of Mrs. Beeton". ; "In Victorian England there was only one fail-safe authority on matters ranging from fashion to puddings to scullery maids: Beeton’s Book of Household Management. In this delightful, superbly researched biography, award-winning historian Kathryn Hughes pulls back the lace curtains to reveal the woman behind the book--Mrs. Beeton, the first domestic diva of the modern age--and explores the life of the book itself.

Isabella Beeton was a twenty-one-year-old newlywed with only six months’ experience running her own home when--coaxed by her husband, a struggling publisher--she began to compile her book of recipes and domestic advice. The aspiring mother hardly suspected that her name would become synonymous with housewifery for generations.  Nor would the women who turned to the book for guidance ever have guessed that its author lived in a simple house in the suburbs with a single maid-of-all-work instead of presiding over a well-run estate.

This elegant, revelatory portrait of a lady journalist, as she lived and as she existed in the minds of her readers, is also a vivid picture of Victorian home life and its attendant anxieties, nostalgia, and aspirations." This edition out of print; published @ $29.95. 
Price: 12.50 USD
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49 6522 BELMOND, C.A. A Rather Charming Invitation
Softcover; Trade PB New American Library: NY; 2010; 433 pages As New 
A new copy with faint edgewear. ; This third title in this delightful series involves a search for a missing bridal tapestry.; !!Spoiler Alert!! Don't read any further if you've not read the first two books in the series.

'Dateline: London, Paris, Antibes. It's time to get down to wedding planning. But while heiress Penny's distant relatives insist that the nuptials be held in their native France, Jeremy's kin won't have it anywhere but England. And either choice might just re-ignite the Hundred Years' War...

Then, in a family château high above the perfume fields of Grasse, Penny's French cousin offers her the loan of an ancient bridal tapestry. But Penny has barely begun to crack its perplexing imagery before a series of strange events unfolds, threatening to derail the wedding. From a secret chalet on Lake Geneva, to a nostalgic stop at the opulent Train Bleu, to a winner-take-all gamble in Monte Carlo, Penny and Jeremy are off on another romp...while the clock is ticking down until they say, "I do." 
Price: 13.75 USD
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50 261 Benchley, Peter Beast
Hardcover Random House: NY; 1991; First US Edition 350 pages Fair in Very Good dust wrapper 
Water damage to bottom text block edge, black cloth spine discolored by water, black has bled onto bottom edge and inside of dust wrapper; dw rubbed. 
Price: 4.50 USD
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51 6011 BENNETT, Arnold The Card : A Story of Adventure in the Five Towns
Softcover; Trade PB Dent: London; c1911, 1984; Very Good  
xi,200 pages; This Everyman edition has an introduction by Keith Waterhouse. Faint spine creases, light edgewear and rubbing, page edges light yellow; pages clean, none loose. ; We follow Edward Henry Machin, better known as Denry, as he uses his quick wits, and a bit of luck, to rise from his life as a humble solicitor's clerk. Set in Edwardian England, the Five Towns are the author's name for the Potteries of Staffordshire where he was born in 1867.  
Price: 6.50 USD
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52 6450 BENNETT, Arnold] Barker, Dudley Writer by Trade : A Portrait of Arnold Bennett
Hardcover Atheneum: NY; 1966; First US Edition 260 pages Very Good+ in Very Good+ dust wrapper 
Spine ends and corners lightly bumped, page edges faintly browned; interior pages clean, no binding problems. Unclipped dust wrapper lightly edgeworn, white flaps faintly yellowed. A nice copy. ; This biography of the prolific writer (author of "Old Wives Tale" and "Anna of the Five Towns") draws upon 'intimate recollections, as well as documents and letters-some never before published. Barker has created a full-scale portrait of the man, his curious writing habits, his place in the literary circles of his time, and the effects of his emotional life on his books.' Black and white illustrations, a bibliography and a list of all Bennett's works are included. 
Price: 13.75 USD
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53 6435 BENSON, E. F. As We Are : A Modern Review
Softcover; Trade PB Hogarth Press: London; c1932,1986; 307 pages Very Good- 
Spine and cover creases, edgewear, white portions of covers age yellowed, remenant of old price tag on rear cover. Pages yellowed but not brittle, a few smudges to page edges; interior pages clean, none loose.; A blend of fiction and opinion set during World War I by the creater of Lucia and other delightful characters from Riseholme. 
Price: 8.75 USD
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54 1184 Berendt, John Midnight In the Garden of Good and Evil
Hardcover Random House: 1994; Reprint 8vo; 388 pages Very Good+ in Very Good+ dust wrapper 
Spine head and tail lightly bumped with corresponding slight wrinkles in dust wrapper. A very nice copy.; Basis for the movie starring Kevin Spacey of murder in Savannah, Georgia.  
Price: 9.75 USD
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55 6440 BILLINGSLEY, Franny Folk Keeper, The
Hardcover Atheneum: NY; 1999; Third Printing 162 pages Very Good+ in Very Good+ dust wrapper 
Spine ends bumped, bottom board edges lightly bumped; no binding problems, pages clean and bright. Unclipped dust wrapper faintly edgeworn. A very nice copy.; 'As Folk Keeper at the Rhysbridge Home, Corinna feeds the fierce, dark-dwelling cave Folk; keeps them from souring the milk, killing the chickens, and venting their anger on the neighborhood; and writes it all down in her Folk Record. Since only boys are Folk Keepers, she has disguised herself as a boy, Corin, and it is a boy and a Folk Keeper she intends to stay.

Yet there comes a moment when someone else knows the truth. Old, dying Lord Merton not only knows she is a girl, but knows some of her other secrets as well. It is at his bidding that she, as Corin, leaves Rhysbridge to become Folk Keeper and a member of the family on Cliffsend, an isle where the Folk are fiercer than ever they were at Rhysbridge.

It is on Cliffsend that Corinna comes face to face with herself, with the powers she does have (some quite unexpected) and those she does not have (even if she lies and says she does). Who really is she? Why does her hair grow two inches a night? Why does the sea draw her? What does she really want? And what future can and will she choose?'; Recommended by Julie B. of the DES email discussion group. 
Price: 7.50 USD

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56 671 Binchy, Maeve Return Journey
Hardcover Delacorte Press: New York; 1998; First US Edition Very Good+ in Very Good+ dust wrapper  
214 pages; Front free endpaper has top right corner clipped.; 14 short stories told in Binchy's inimitable style. ; This author recommended by Anne L. of the DES email discussion list.  
Price: 10.00 USD
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57 1188 Binchy, Maeve Copper Beech
Hardcover Delacorte Press: New York; 1992; First US Edition Very Good+ in Very Good dust wrapper  
345 pages; Spine head and tail lightly bumped, gift inscription on front free endpaper. No remainder mark. Dust wrapper, not price cut, edgeworn with one tiny closed tear at top front corner. ; This author recommended by Anne L. of the DES email discussion list.  
Price: 12.50 USD
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58 5770 BINCHY, Maeve Nights of Rain and Stars
Hardcover Dutton: NY; 2004; Very Good+ in Very Good+ dust wrapper  
294 pages; Spine ends very lightly bumped, a few page edges creased. Unclipped dust wrapper has faint edgewear. A very nice copy.; 'In a tiny Greek seaside village, tourists enter a hilltop tavern, alone and in pairs, for a casual lunch. But a sudden tragedy in the harbor below brings them together, changing perfect strangers into unlikely friends. In the days that follow, their paths continue to cross and their secrets begin to unfold. Fiona left a nursing career in Ireland to be with a man everyone thinks is wrong for her. Elsa fled Germany once she learned the secrets the man she loves had been hiding from her. Thomas mourns his failed marriage and misses his son in California, while David yearns to reconcile with his family in England without having to go into the family business. Chance has brought them together in the middle of their separate journeys, and together they will find new ways of looking at the lives they left behind.' A bit slow in the beginning but an enjoyable read.  
Price: 9.75 USD
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59 7087 BIRNBACH, Lisa with Chip Kidd True Prep : It's a Whole New Old World
Hardcover Knopf: NY; 2010; Second Printing 248 pages Very Good in Very Good+ dust wrapper 
Illustrated with drawings by Randy Glass and photographs by Geoff Spear. Spine ends and corners very lightly worn (not to boards). Unclipped dust wrapper faintly edgeworn. A very nice copy.; From the author of 'The Official Preppy Handbook'. Thirty years on she now looks at how the old guard of natural-fiber-loving, dog-worshipping, G&T-soaked preppies adapt to the new order things such as the Internet, cell phones, rehab, political correctness, reality TV, and polar fleece.; Image is actual copy on offer. 
Price: 10.50 USD
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60 411 Blair, Leona World of Difference
Hardcover Bantam Books: NY; 1989; First US Edition Very Good- in Very Good dust wrapper  
534 pages; Bottom corners bumped, foxed front endpaper and page edges, owner's signature; dust wrapper edgeworn.  
Price: 10.00 USD
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61 658 Blanchard, Alice Darkness Peering
Softcover; Advance Reading Copy Bantam: New York; 1999; Very Good 
339 pages; Edgeworn, no spine creases; Award winning author's first novel. Detective Rachel Storrow attempts to solve the murder of a teenage girl in Flowering Dogwood, Maine.  
Price: 6.75 USD
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62 2445 BLUME, Judy Summer Sisters
Softcover; Mass Market PB Dell Publishing: New York; c1998,1999; First Paperback Edition Very Good+  
399 pages; Very faint spine creases and edgewear, a very nice copy.; The author, perhaps best known for her children's books, writes a novel for adults of growing up in the 1970's and 80's and the complexitie s of friendship.  
Price: 5.00 USD
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63 5185 BOND, Michael Adventures of Paddington, The [A Bear Called Paddington and More About Paddington]
Hardcover Collins: London; c1958,59, 1990; 254 pages Illustrated by Peggy Fortnum; B&W Illustrations: Very Good in Very Good+ dust wrapper 
Our delightful introduction to Paddington, a bear born in darkest Peru and sent to London by his Aunt Lucy when she moved to the Lima retirement home for bears. This omnibus edition has the first two wonderful books in this series with the original b&w illustrations by Peggy Fortnum. Highly recommended for children aged 6-60. :o)Basis for the 2014 film "Paddington" and the 2017 film "Paddington 2".; Spine ends lightly bumped, pages faintly yellowed. Short tear at bottom margin of one page now repaired with archival tape.Dust wrapper is lightly edgeworn and rubbed. A nice copy. 
Price: 11.75 USD
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64 2759 Book Darts Book Darts (package of 40)
Non-Book 
Paper-thin bronze linemarker slides on your page securely at any chosen line. Opens book at each line you saved until you remove it for reuse.; Eliminate: Bent corners, Paper clips, Underlining, Highlighting, Sticky papers and pages 'When you find a passage in a book that you want to come back to, place a book dart in position pointing exactly to the information you are interested in. Later, the passage is easy to find and the book dart is thin enough that you can close the book and not mar the paper.' Useful in cookbooks, spiritual reading, poetry, manuals and handbooks, etc. Great for marking sections for further study, for book discussions, or as a simple bookmark that won't get lost. ; Shipping is $1.00 per pkg. of 40 in the US for first class shipping. Please select the ONLY BOOK DARTS shipping option. 
Price: 5.95 USD
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65 6313 BOWDEN, Mark ; (Foreword by Stephen E. Ambrose) Our Finest Day: D-Day, June 6, 1944
Hardcover Chronicle Books: San Francisco, CA; 2002; First US Edition 4to 11" - 13" tall; 32 pages Very Good+ 
Spine ends and corners lightly bumped. No dust wrapper, as issued. A very nice copy indeed.; 'Produced in cooperation with the National D-Day Museum in New Orleans, this book uses multicolored text, illustrations, and photographs to create what Bowden calls "an interactive history with removable artifacts." ' 'This vivid, thick-paged picture book is peppered with first-person accounts of the event by journalist A.J. Liebling and other enlisted men. It is 'chock-full of D-Day mementos tucked into ... compartments from Eisenhower's handwritten notes to the troops to a replica of the tag on a grenade pin. Highlights among the texts included in pockets and fake manila envelopes are a disarmingly quaint "Pocket Guide to France," with line drawings and common French phrases on the back; a reproduction of the front page of the New York Times from June 6 with news of the "Great Invasion" in bold letters; and the Operational Orders for the 29th infantry division, stamped "top secret" in red across the top.'; Book will not fit safely in an International Priority Mail envelope. 
Price: 12.50 USD
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66 2032 BOWEN, Elizabeth Last September
Softcover; Mass Market PB Avon Books: New York; c1929, 1979; Very Good  
256 pages; Spine and cover creases, faint edgewear, pages lightly browned; no loose pages. ; Novel set in the 1920's of an Anglo-Irish young woman that falls in love with an English soldier.  
Price: 5.50 USD
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67 7260 BOWEN, Elizabeth Death of the Heart
Softcover; Trade PB Penguin Books: Harmondsworth, England; c1938, 1986; 318 pages Very Good- 
Light spine and cover creases, pages pale brown, edges a bit darker; pages clean, none loose.; A story of adolescent love in London during the 1930's.'Shortly after sixteen-year-old Portia comes to stay with her cool, elegant relations in their house in Windsor Terrace, she meets Eddie, an attractive young philanderer, and falls in love.'; This title reviewed and recommened by Ali, author of the 'HeavenAli' blog. 'Elizabeth Bowen is absolutely brilliant at completely capturing the world that she is writing about. Laced with secrets and adolescent awkwardness, the bitterness of teenage betrayal, "The Death of the Heart" is an exquisitely written novel. When I look back over this novel, I think of fur coats and London fog, tea by the fire, the sudden ringing of telephones and the desolate sound of heels on an empty hall floor.' Image is actual copy on offer. 
Price: 7.00 USD
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68 3300 Bowen] CRAIG, Patricia Elizabeth Bowen : Lives of Modern Women
Softcover; Trade PB Penguin: Harmondsworth, England; 1986; Good+  
B&W Photographs; 143 pages; An ex-library copy with the expected stamps, markings, and pocket. Cover edges reinforced with tape by library. Pages lightly age browned, light spine creases, a touch of soil to covers. Interior pages clean, none loose. ; 'Born in 1899 into an Anglo-Irish family of the old Protestant ascendancy, Elizabeth Bowen's heritage lent a special complexity to both her life and her work. Intelligent, vital, independent and generous she could also bo haughty, authoritative and caustic. She was immensely sociable and her numerous friends included Virginia Woolf, Lord David Cecil, Isaiah Berlin, Rosamond Lehmann and Sean O' Faolain.'  
Price: 7.75 USD
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69 6058 BOYD, William Restless
Hardcover Bloomsbury: NY; 2006; First US Edition Very Good in Very Good dust wrapper  
324 pages; Spine ends bumped, book slightly cocked, black remainder dot on bottom page edges. Unclipped dust wrapper has very light edgewear and a shadow on rear panel covering the bar code. ; Winner of the 2006 Costa Novel Award (formerly the Whitbread Award). "It is the summer of 1976 and someone is trying to kill Sally Gilmartin. The only person she can trust is her daughter, Ruth a young single mother...Now Sally must tell her daughter the truth: She is actually Eva Delectorskaya, a Russian emigre recruited for the British Secret Service in 1939, after the murder of her brother, also a spy. Full of tension and drama, and based on a remarkable chapter in Anglo-American history, this is storytelling at its finest."; Recommended by Norma H.  
Price: 12.75 USD
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70 252 Bradford, Barbara Taylor Power Of A Woman
Hardcover; Advanced Reading Cop Harper Collins: NY; 1997; First US Edition 335 pages Very Good in Very Good+ dust wrapper Signed by Author
Signed by Author; Bottom corners bumped; dust wrapper, not price clipped is in lovely condition.; Advance Reader's Copy, publisher's info laid in. Signed by the author on the title page.  
Price: 14.50 USD
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71 506 BRADFORD, Barbara Taylor Act Of Will
Softcover; Mass Market PB Bantam Books: NY; 1987; Very Good  
406 pages; Signed by Author; Spine a bit creased, covers lightly edgeworn.; Signed by the author on the title page. The story of three generations of strong women.'Left to the indifferent care of an aunt after the death of her mother, well-bred Audra Kenton is sent to work at Yorkshire's Fever Hospital, where she trains as a nurse before taking a post in the home of an affluent suffragette. Though she captures the heart of a handsome bounder, Audra's independent spirit is not much appreciated by her working-class husband, and the two clash fiercely over her encouragement of their daughter's artistic genius. Audra's ceaseless efforts backfire, though, when Christina tries to repay the debt by choosing a lucrative career in fashion. With its trademark painted silk garments, the House of Christina is an instant success. But handing the flourishing business on to her only daughter proves harder than Christina expected, since Kyle, in her turn, rejects the world her mother has carved out to seek her own path as an artist.'  
Price: 6.00 USD
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72 507 Bradford, Barbara Taylor Voice Of The Heart
Softcover; Mass Market PB Bantam Books: NY; 1984; Good+  
771 pages; Signed by Author; Spine and front cover creases. ; Signed by the author on chapter one title page.  
Price: 5.00 USD
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73 4649 BRADFORD, Barbara Taylor Emma's Secret
Hardcover St Martin's Press: NY; 2004; First US Edition Very Good+ in Very Good+ dust wrapper  
480 pages; Spine ends bumped, a few page corners creased; NO remainder mark. Unclipped dust wrapper lightly edgeworn and creased. A very nice copy.; Emma, of course, is Emma Harte whom we first met in "A Woman of Substance". In this novel we learn a bit more about Emma's descendants and about Emma's life during World War II. ; Published @ $24.95.  
Price: 10.75 USD
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74 5220 BRADFORD, Barbara Taylor Woman of Substance, A
Softcover; Mass Market PB Avon Books: NY; c1979,1983; 816 pages Very Good 
Faint spine and cover creases, light edgewear, page edges browned, previous owner info on inside front cover blacked out with a marker. A nice copy.; Beginning in Edwardian England, this is the story of young and impoverished Emma Harte. She 'embarks on a journey first of survival, then of unimaginable achievement. Driven to succeed, the iron-willed Emma parlays a small shop into the world's greatest department store and an international business empire: Harte Enterprises.' Basis for the mini-series of the same name starring Jenny Seagrove and Deborah Kerr. Recommended, our favourite novel by this author. 
Price: 5.75 USD
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75 1415 Bradley, Marion Zimmer Lady of Avalon
Hardcover Viking: New York; 1997; First US Edition Near Fine in Very Good+ dust wrapper  
460 pages; Book looks unread, no remainder mark ; dust wrapper, not price cut, slightly rubbed and edgeworn. ; This novel is the link between the author's The Forest House and the wonderful Mists of Avalon. 'This novel spans the creation of Avalon itself and foreshadows the birth of the legendary King Arthur. Here, we meet three remarkable holy women who steer the fortunes of Roman Britain as they struggle with their own destinies. Caillean retreats to the island of Avalon with a small band of priestesses. There she establishes a sisterhood to serve the Great Goddess, raises the heir to the mystic royal line, and veils Avalon from a hostile world in its everlasting mists. The astute Dierna guides Avalon through treacherous political waters by marrying a young priestess to a Roman general ... only to discover that love - especially her own - cannot be so easily controlled. Ana gives birth to a baby girl who will be the mother of the great King to come. But it is her beautiful and feisty oldest daughter, Viviane, who is destined for true greatness - as the famed Lady of the Lake and guardian of the Grail.'  
Price: 17.75 USD
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76 1014 Bradshaw, Gillian Kingdom of Summer
Hardcover Simon And Schuster: New York; 1981; Book Club Edition Good+ in Very Good dust wrapper  
242 pages; Publisher's flaw at front free endpaper (glue marks and gaps) yet there are no binding problems. Spine head and especially tail, bumped. Dust wrapper lightly rubbed and edgeworn.; Author's second novel, the second in her Arthurian trilogy.  
Price: 7.50 USD
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77 1700 Brandon, Henry The Retreat of American Power : the Inside Story of How Nixon and Kissinger Changed American Foreign Policy for Years to Come
Hardcover Doubleday & Company: Garden City, N. Y.; 1973; First US Edition 368 pages Very Good in Very Good- dust wrapper 
Blue cloth boards have lightly faded edges and are lightly rubbed. Binding good and tight, pages clean and bright. White dust wrapper, unclipped, is lightly soiled and edgeworn with several short closed tears. ; A generally approving look at how Kissinger and Nixon changed US foreign policy and how it affected the world. 
Price: 9.00 USD
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78 581 Breathnach, Sarah Ban Simple Abundance : A Daybook of Comfort and Joy
Hardcover Warner Books: New York; 1995; Fourteenth Printing 8vo Near Fine 
No dust wrapper as issued.; 366 daily essays for meditation and reflection.  
Price: 5.00 USD
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79 894 BRENNAN, Christine Edge of Glory : The Inside Story of the Quest for Figure Skating's Olympic Gold Medals
Hardcover Scribner & Company: New York; 1998; First US Edition Very Good+ in Very Good+ dust wrapper  
B&W Photographs; 416 pages; Spine ends bumped, light soiling on white edges of binding. Dust wrapper, not price clipped, is faintly edgeworn, mostly at spine ends. A very nice copy.; 'Beginning with the 1997 U.S. Championships in Nashville, Brennan chronicles the ambitions, achievements, frustrations, and personal hurdles for the American skaters in a pivotal year that culminated with the Olympics. The year's drama is palpable, including highlights such as the competition between the two top-rated women, Michelle Kwan and Tara Lipinski, along with the ever-increasing athleticism of the men. Along the way Brennan makes detours to check up on recent favorites from the past such as Tonya Harding, Nancy Kerrigan, Oksana Baiul, Brian Boitano, and Scott Hamilton. ' The 1998 Olympic results are included. ; Originally published at $25.00.  
Price: 9.50 USD
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80 2096 BRENT, Madeleine Golden Urchin
Softcover; Mass Market PB Fawcett Crest: New York; c1986,1988; First Paperback Edition Very Good+  
375 pages; Light edge and cover wear, no spine creases, a very nice copy.; A novel of romance and adventure set in Victorian Australia and England. Brent wrote nine novels and is the pseudonym for Peter O'Donnell, the author of the Modesty Blaise books.  
Price: 5.50 USD
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81 5660 BRENT, Madeleine [Peter O'Donnell] Tregaron's Daughter
Hardcover; Book Club Edition Doubleday & Company: Garden City; 1971; Very Good- in Very Good- dust wrapper  
251 pages; Spine ends and corners bumped, board edges a bit worn, page edges yellowed (flaws often found with this edition), previous owner name and date on front free endpaper; no binding problems, cover and interior pages clean. Lightly soiled dust wrapper is a bit rubbed and slightly edgeworn. ; A novel of romance and adventure set in Venice and England in 1910. Author's first novel as Madeleine Brent; some say it is his best (it is our favourite). Brent is the pseudonym for Peter O'Donnell, the author of the Modesty Blaise books.; Recommended by several members of the DES email discussion list.  
Price: 12.50 USD
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82 4470 BRENT, Madeleine [Peter O'Donnell] Stormswift
Hardcover; Book Club Edition Doubleday & Company: Garden City; 1984; Very Good+ in Very Good dust wrapper  
282 pages; Spine ends and one corner lightly bumped, top page edges dusty. A very nice copy. Dust wrapper has light edgewear and rubbing and two tiny closed tears.; A young girl in 19th century Afghanistan discovers that she is really English. Lalla of Shul must trust an enigmatic stranger to help her get back to her rightful home. Brent is the pseudonym for Peter O'Donnell, the author of the Modesty Blaise books.  
Price: 10.50 USD
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83 4746 BRENT, Madeleine [Peter O'Donnell] Golden Urchin
Hardcover; Book Club Edition Doubleday & Company: Garden City; 1986; Very Good in Very Good+ dust wrapper  
278 pages; Spine ends bumped and lightly worn revealing boards, one corner bumped;binding in excellent condition, covers and pages clean and bright. Dust wrapper very lightly edgeworn with a single tiny closed tear. A nice copy.; A novel of romance and adventure set in Victorian Australia and England. Brent wrote nine novels and is the pseudonym for Peter O'Donnell, the author of the Modesty Blaise books.; This author's books recommended by several members of the DES email discussion group.  
Price: 10.00 USD
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84 5462 BRENT, Madeleine [Peter O'Donnell] Merlin's Keep
Hardcover; Book Club Edition Doubleday & Company: Garden City; 1977; Very Good- in Very Good dust wrapper  
346 pages; Spine ends and corners bumped and worn revealing boards, previous owner name and dates on front free endpaper. No binding problems, pages clean and bright. Dust wrapper a bit edgeworn with a few short closed tears. ; A romantic suspense novel set in Tibet and England. From the dw: "The distance between a Tibetan monastery and Merlin's Keep, in the English countryside, was a long one and to Jani, reared in Tibet, nearly incomprehensible. Nor could she graps the full meaning of the high Lama's words to her that wintry day:' I see the woman in red who will be your friend, and through her will come the one to fear, who will be your enemy, the Silver Man....' " Brent is the pseudonym for Peter O'Donnell, the author of the Modesty Blaise books.  
Price: 9.75 USD
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85 6461 BRIGGS, Asa Go To It! Working for Victory on the Home Front 1939 -1945
Hardcover Mitchell Beazley: London; 2000; 4to 11" - 13" tall; 128 pages Near Fine in Very Good+ dust wrapper 
A new book with a faintly edgeworn dust wrapper.; Published in association with the Imperial War Museum using many previously unseen photographs and other archive material. This 'is the story of the everyday heroes and heroines who, through their determination and commitment, and despite many sacrifices, made victory in Europe possible. Starting with the recruitment and enrollment of these 'civilian soldiers', it looks at the areas in which their efforts were invaluable: in the factories and on the production lines, in the fields, in the coal mines, and in the dockyards. Special attention is paid to the huge role played by women, the young and old, and those who came from other countries and continents to offer their help. Also considered are the steps that were taken to keep up morale, and the book ends with a look at the changes that accompanied the end of the war.' Recommended.; Published @ £16.99. 
Price: 14.50 USD
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86 378 Briscoe, Connie Big Girls Don't Cry
Softcover; Trade PB Harper Collins: NY; 1996; Very Good+  
565 pages; Advance Uncorrected proof in pictorial wraps. Some printing very faint.  
Price: 10.00 USD
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87 247 Briskin, Jacqueline Other Side Of Love
Hardcover Delacorte: NY; 1991; First US Edition 8vo ; 566 pages Very Good+ in Very Good dust wrapper 
Dw has raised lettering, laminate around lettering is bubbling 
Price: 8.00 USD
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88 6491 BRISTOW, Gwen Calico Palace
Hardcover; Book Club Edition Thomas Y. Crowell: NY; 1970; 589 pages Very Good- in Good+ dust wrapper 
Spine ends and corners lightly bumped and worn (not to boards). Previous owner intials on front free endpaper, page edges yellowed, top edge dampstained; interior pages clean, no binding problems. Dust wrapper edgeworn and quite rubbed.; 'In just three years, San Francisco would grow from a muddy village to a rich, brawling city. Calico Palace is the story of those who found love and joy, fury and fortunes in the frenzied days of the Gold Rush.'; This author recommended by Kerry J. , Susan F., and Ellen of the DES email discussion list. 
Price: 13.75 USD
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89 757 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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90 5819 BRITTAIN, Vera Honourable Estate : a Novel of Transition
Softcover; Trade PB Virago Modern Classics: London; c1936, 2000; Reprint 587 pages Very Good+ 
Faint edgewear, page edges yellowed as is common with Virago editions; looks unread. A very nice copy.; 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 one of actual copies on offer. 
Price: 11.95 USD
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91 3380 BRITTAIN, Vera Born 1925 : A Novel of Youth
Hardcover Macmillan: NY; 1949; First US Edition Very Good in Very Good- dust wrapper  
320 pages; Blue binding worn at bumped spine ends and corners. Page edges faintly yellowed, interior pages clean and bright, no binding problems. Dust wrapper, not price clipped, is edgeworn with small chips and tears and a bit of light soil. A nice copy. ; VB is best known for her Testament trilogy. She also wrote five novels of which this is the last. Adrian Carbury, born in 1925 grew up with war and violence. Sent to America with his sister to escape the Blitz of WWII, he later returns to England and becomes a member of a bomb disposal team. Adrian's father, a popular liberal clergyman married to a famous actress, earned a VC in France during WWI. He views the current war in a very different light from his son.  
Price: 19.00 USD
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92 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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93 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. 'I’ve read it many times over the last 30 years & I’m 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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94 750 Brittain, Vera Chronicle Of Youth : The War Diary 1913-1917
Hardcover Morrow: New York; 1981; First US Edition Very Good+ in Very Good dust wrapper  
Photographs; 382 pages; Corners bumped, dust wrapper slightly edgeworn, tan back lightly soiled. A nice copy.; 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 this edition.'  
Price: 22.50 USD
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95 7237 BRITTAIN, Vera Dark Tide, The
Softcover; Trade PB Virago Modern Classics: London; c1923, 1999; Reprint 260 pages Very Good 
Spine ends bumped, two horizontal creases (do not damage binding). Covers creased and lightly edgeworn, tan page edges as usually seen with Virago editions.; This was Brittain's first published (and rather autobiographical) novel and contains the preface that she wrote for the 1935 reprint edition. After World War I and a period of voluntary work, Daphne finds herself settled back into the whirl of college life at Oxford, 'reveling in debates and dinners and romances. All would be pleasant were it not for Virginia, who always seems to be at odds and on the other end of a deep enmity.'; This title has become rather scarce. 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: 34.50 USD
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96 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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97 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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98 7279 BRITTAIN, Vera Testament of Friendship : The Story of Winifred Holtby
Softcover; Trade PB Virago Press: London; c1940, 1992; Reprint 453 pages Very Good+ 
A very nice copy with faint edgewear, white rear panel faintly soiled. Pages pale tan, edges a bit darker. ; 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.; Image is actual copy on offer. 
Price: 14.75 USD
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99 7228 BRITTAIN, Vera Testament of Youth
Softcover; Mass Market PB Fontana: London; c1933,1980; Reprint 661 pages Good 
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 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. 'I’ve read it many times over the last 30 years & I’m always moved by it.' Image is actual copy on offer. 
Price: 8.00 USD
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100 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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