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301 4516 GILL, Bartholomew McGarr and the Sienese Conspiracy
Softcover; Mass Market PB Penguin: NY; c1977,1986; 214 pages Very Good 
Spine and cover creases, a bit of edgewear and rubbing, page edges pale yellow.; In this sixth Peter McGarr mystery, Dublin's Chief Inspector of Detectives must go to Italy to solve a delicate matter of murder and international intrigue. ; Image is actual copy on offer. 
Price: 7.75 USD
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302 4343 GLANFIELD, Jenny Portraits in an Album
Hardcover; Book Club Edition BCA: London; 1997; 398 pages Very Good in Very Good dust wrapper 
Spine ends and foredge of front cover bumped, page edges palest yellow. Dust wrapper lightly creased and edgeworn with two very short tears at front covers. A nice copy. ; Pippa, a young photographer's assistant, is given an old photograph album bought by chance at an auction by her father, an antiques dealer. She is intrigued by it, especially when she realizes the photographer's unusual surname is the same as her own. Her father, an orphan, knows nothing, so she turns to his foster parents for information. Her investigations lead her to a grandmother she didn't know she had, and to the house of Yondover. Recommended.; Recommended by Alison B. of the DES email discussion group. 
Price: 18.25 USD
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303 6558 GLASS, Julia Three Junes
Softcover; Trade PB Anchor: NY; 2003; 353 pages Very Good 
Faint spine creases, light edgewear and cover creases, page edges pale yellow; interior pages clean and bright.; The author's "first novel traces the lives of a Scottish family over a decade as they confront the joys and longings, fulfillments and betrayals of love in all its guises. In June of 1989 Paul McLeod, a newspaper publisher and recent widower, travels to Greece, where he falls for a young American artist and reflects on the complicated truth about his marriage. . ..Six years later, again in June, Paul’s death draws his three grown sons and their families back to their ancestral home" in Scotland. Recommended. 
Price: 5.50 USD
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304 3951 GODDEN, Rumer Breath Of Air, A
Hardcover; Book Club Edition Viking Press: New York; 1951; Good  
280 pages; Cloth spine has ends bumped and fraying, skinned area revealing board on front cover, corners bumped revealing boards. Page edges pale yellow; interior pages clean, no binding problems. No dust wrapper.; A modern retelling of Shakespeare's "The Tempst" with some slight diviations. Godden's island in the Pacific is called Terraqueous.  
Price: 8.25 USD
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305 7325 GODDEN, Rumer In This House of Brede
Softcover; Trade PB Pan Books: London; c1969, 1991; 428 pages Very Good 
Light edgewear and rubbing, page edges light yellow. No spine creases, a nice copy. This edition has a short preface by the author explaining how this novel came to be written. ; At 42, successful business woman and widow PhilippaTalbot decides to join an enclosed Benedictine order in the Sussex countryside. Basis for the movie of the same name. One of our favourite books by this author. Highly recommended.; 'I love stories about nuns & In This House of Brede is one of my favourites.'- Lyn B., author of the 'I Prefer Reading' blog and member of the DES email discussion group.Image is actual copy on offer. 
Price: 11.95 USD
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306 6071 GODDEN, Rumer Five for Sorrow, Ten for Joy
Hardcover; Book Club Edition Viking: New York; 1979; 207 pages Very Good in Good dust wrapper 
Corners and spine ends bumped, board edges very lightly soiled; no binding problems. Page edges pale yellow, soil marks on rear endpaper and rear pastedown; interior pages clean. Clipped dust wrapper is rippled and dampstained on front panel, lightly soiled and edgeworn.; Another tale of convents and faith by the author of 'In this House of Brede'. The title refers to the decades of the rosary. While darker than 'Brede' this is a compelling tale of an English woman that made serious mistakes and eventually found faith and peace. Elizabeth's story begins in Paris at the end of World War II. Recommended. 
Price: 10.50 USD
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307 7109 GODDEN, Rumer Time to Dance, No Time to Weep
Paperback; Trade PB Quill, William Morrow: New York; 1987; 243 pages B&W Photographs: Very Good 
Spine creases, light edgewear and a crease to front cover, cover edges faintly sunned. Page edges have a few small soil spots; interior pages clean, none loose. ; The first volume of Rumer Godden's autobiography covers the years 1907 to 1946. Her memoirs are as interesting as her wonderful novels.; Recommended by Holly H. of the ATS and AT and DES email discussion groups; "In her own unique, exquisite style, Rumer Godden writes of her passion for India, her enchanted childhood, and of the many challenges she faced as a young adult in relationships and as a writer. This is an extremely well-written autobiography worth reading multiple times." Image is actual copy on offer. 
Price: 11.95 USD
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308 6825 GODDEN, Rumer Greengage Summer, The
Softcover; Mass Market PB Penguin: Harmondsworth, England; c1958,1982; 206 pages Very Good 
No spine and cover creases, covers lightly edgeworn and rubbed, pages and inside covers light brown; pages clean, none loose.; Basis for the 1961 movie starring Jane Asher, titled "Loss of Innocence" in the US. A young English woman finds love on a summer visit to France when five children are left on their own for a time in a little town on the Marne. 
Price: 7.00 USD
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309 6906 GODDEN, Rumer Peacock Spring, The
Hardcover; Book Club Edition Viking Press: New York; 1975; 274 pages Very Good in Very Good dust wrapper 
Spine ends bumped, corners and spine ends very lightly worn; no binding problems. Front corner of front free endpaper clipped;pages clean and bright. Lightly edgeworn dust wrapper has sunned spine (seen before in this edition), white flaps slightly yellowed.; Fifteen year old Una and her younger sister Hal, are forced to join their father, a British diplomat, in New Delhi. Una soon develops a relationship with a young and talented Indian poet.; Image is actual book offered. 
Price: 8.50 USD
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310 6884 GODDEN, Rumer Episode of Sparrows, An
Softcover; Mass Market PB Harper & Row: New York; c1955, 1981; 247 pages Good+ 
Spine and cover creases, edgewear, pages and inside covers age browned but not brittle, small previous owner name on first page; interior pages clean, none loose.; Two street children create a little garden in Catford Street, London. This small action changes several people's lives, including their own. A film called 'Innocent Sinners' was based on this book.; Recommended by Susie W. of the DES email discussion group. This 'is my all-time favorite Rumer Godden novel. It's got gardens, fine cuisine and children, I may have to reread it just thinking of it.' Cover matches sample image. 
Price: 5.75 USD
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311 7012 GODDEN, Rumer In This House of Brede
Hardcover Viking Press: New York; 1969; Second Printing 376 pages Very Good- in Good dust wrapper 
Not the more readily available book club edition, this 2nd printing was issued October 1969. Cloth binding with blue titles and brown weathervane on spine lightly soiled, spine ends and corners lightly bumped. Decorated endpapers show a map of Brede Abbey, red 99 on front free endpaper top corner. Page edges foxed and lightly soiled; interior pages clean, no binding problems. Unclipped dust wrapper has a red 99 above printed price and a hole punch circle below price. It is soiled, foxed and edgeworn, with a large chip missing at spine tail and some closed tears. ; At 42, successful business woman and widow PhilippaTalbot decides to join an enclosed Benedictine order in the Sussex countryside. Basis for the movie of the same name. One of our favourite books by this author. Highly recommended.; 'I love stories about nuns & In This House of Brede is one of my favourites.'- Lyn B., author of the 'I Prefer Reading' blog and member of the DES email discussion group. Image is actual copy on offer. 
Price: 15.75 USD
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312 6903 GODDEN, Rumer Battle of the Villa Fiorita
Hardcover; Book Club Edition Viking Press: New York; 1963; 312 pages Very Good in Very Good dust wrapper 
Spine ends and corners lightly bumped, faint soil to cloth on front near spine, tiny initials on rear pastedown; no binding problems. Page edges faintly yellowed; interior pages clean and bright.Dust wrapper lightly edgeworn with a few tiny closed tears, faintly soiled. A nice copy.; Basis for the movie of the same name starring Maureen O'Hara. A woman divorces her husband and leaves her children to be with the man she loves in a villa on Lake Garda in Italy. Two of her children object to this and, leaving London, arrive at the villa to bring their mother home.; Dust wrapper matches sample image. 
Price: 8.95 USD
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313 7185 GODDEN, Rumer Kingfishers Catch Fire
Softcover; Mass Market PB Dell: New York; c1953,1965; 220 pages Good+ 
Sunned spine faintly curved, covers chipped and edgeworn, inside covers and pages browned; interior pages clean.; This novel set in India about a widow with two young children was inspired by Godden's own three years in retreat in the Kashmir hill country with her two young daughters.; "A fascinating fictionalized account of Ms. Godden's unusual experiences in India as a single mother with young children." -Recommended by Holly H. of the ATS and AT email discussion group. This title reviewed and recommended on the "Leaves and Pages" blog. Image is actual copy on offer. 
Price: 6.00 USD
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314 4495 GODDEN, Rumer and Jon Two Under the Indian Sun
Hardcover Knopf/Viking: New York; 1966; Book Club Edition Very Good in Very Good dust wrapper  
240 pages; Spine ends and corners lightly bumped, front cover just beginning to flare (a flaw seen before with this edition). Page edges pale yellow with small black mark on bottom edge. A nice copy. Dust wrapper edgeworn and yellowed, with some chips and short tears. ; The two sisters collaborate on a memoir of their five years in the village of Narayangunj in India. An interesting book to contrast with Chisholm's biography of Rumer Godden (also in stock).  
Price: 11.00 USD
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315 1090 Gordon, Mary Men And Angels
Hardcover Random House: New York; 1985; First US Edition Very Good in Very Good dust wrapper  
239 pages; Remainder mark on bottom, slightly soiled edge, slightly cocked; price cut dust wrapper chipped at spine tail and lightly rubbed. ; Some consider this Gordon's best book. There is always a spiritual or religous overtone somewhere in Gordon's work, and the counterpoint with the slightly off-balance "au pair" Laura is ominous. Laura's presence in the novel gives it almost a thriller quality Gordon has never attempted. Think Rebecca DeMornay in the film, "Hand that Rocks the Cradle, " but lower key! Think Mother Love, but not Stella Dallas!  
Price: 8.00 USD
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316 6730 GOUDGE, Elizabeth Dean's Watch, The
Hardcover; Book Club Edition Book Club: London; 1960; 312 pages Illustrated by A. R. Whitear; B&W Illustrations: Good+ in Good+ dust wrapper 
Spine ends and corners bumped and sunned, boards and page edges soiled; no binding problems. Decorated front pastedown and endpaper and rear pastedown and endpaper faintly foxed (seen before in this edition), previous owner ink signature on decorated front endpaper. Soiled dust wrapper edgeworn with a few short closed tears and tiny chips, sunned spine. ; A lovely story set in a cathedral city (based on Ely where the author lived for a time) in England in the 1870's.; Recommended by Kristi J. of the AT and DES email discussion groups. Front cover matches sample image. 
Price: 14.50 USD
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317 6650 GOUDGE, Elizabeth Gentian Hill
Softcover; Mass Market PB Coronet Books: London; c1950,1974; Fourth Printing 317 pages Very Good- 
Curved spine lightly creased and a bit sunned, covers lightly edgeworn and creased. Pages age browned but not brittle, edges foxed; interior pages clean, none loose.; "This love story, set in the early nineteenth century, is a retelling of the legend of St. Michael's Chapel at Torquay."; "This exquistie love story is set against the colourful backdrop of the Napoleonic wars. Pretty and lovable, Stella was an orphan who had been rescued from the cruel grip of the sea and her dead mother's arms. Athony was a young midshipman who had fled from his ship to escape the brutality of naval life." 
Price: 8.00 USD
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318 6645 GOUDGE, Elizabeth Green Dolphin Country [Green Dolphin Street]
Hardcover Hodder & Stoughton: London; c1944, 1949; Tenth Printing 503 pages Good 
Spine ends and corners bumped, tan cloth soiled and lightly rubbed at spine and board edges (not revealing boards). Front endpaper has been cut out and 2" cut made to title page by previous owner. Pages a bit yellowed and foxed. No dust wrapper. A reading copy.; Basis for the movie starring Lana Turner, Van Heflin, and Donna Reed. A novel of Guernsey and New Zealand in the 1830's, it is based on a real event that happened to a great-uncle of the author. Published as 'Green Dolphin Street' in the US.' 
Price: 9.50 USD
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319 6595 GOUDGE, Elizabeth Child From the Sea, The
Softcover; Mass Market PB Pyramid Books: New York; 1971; 638 pages Fair 
Spine lightly creased, covers creased and edgeworn with a small chip and 2 small closed tears, previous owner address stamp on inside cover inked out. Pages pale brown, a few tiny soil marks, a few pages creased; none loose. A reading copy.; Was Lucy Walter the secret wife of Charles II? This wonderful historical novel tells Lucy's story from her childhood up until the time Charles is restored to the throne.; Highly recommended by Norma H. 
Price: 6.75 USD
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320 6891 GOUDGE, Elizabeth Little White Horse, The
Softcover; Trade PB Puffin Books: NY; c1946,2001; Reprint 238 pages Very Good+ 
A new copy received with light edgewear and a faint cover crease.; 'When orphan Maria arrives at Moonacre Manor, her ancestral home in an enchanted village in England's West Country, she feels as if she's come home. Her new guardian is kind and funny, and everyone there is like an old friend. But beneath the beauty and comfort lies a tragedy. Maria is determined to find out about it, change it, and give her own life story a happy ending.' Another of this author's delightful and magical children's books that is loved by adults as well. Winner of the Carnegie Medal; basis for the new film "Secret of Moonacre". One of our favourites, it was also loved by J. K. Rowling as a child.; "The Little White Horse was my favorite childhood book. I absolutely adored it. It had a cracking plot. It was scary and romantic in parts and had a feisty heroine." —J. K. Rowling Cover matches sample image. 
Price: 6.95 USD
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321 6666 GOUDGE, Elizabeth Pilgrim's Inn [The Herb of Grace]
Hardcover; Book Club Edition Coward - Mccann, Inc.: New York; 1948; 346 pages Very Good- 
Green cloth boards lightly soiled, spine ends and corners bumped, revealing boards at two corners. Page edges, pastedowns and endpapers faintly yellowed (seen before in this edition); interior pages clean, no binding problems. No dust wrapper.; The second volume in the Eliots of Damerosehay trilogy. Published as 'The Herb of Grace' in Great Britain. The Eliots were Goudge's ''dearest book people". In the author's words, "I love these people too much to let them be unhappy for long." 
Price: 10.25 USD
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322 248 Gould, Lois Necessary Objects
Hardcover Random House: NY; 1972; First US Edition Very Good in Very Good dust wrapper  
8vo ; 271 pages; Bottom edges dusty, top & bottom spine bumped; white dw,not price clipped, edges worn and yellowed.  
Price: 10.00 USD
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323 376 Graham, Janice Firebird
Hardcover Putnam & Sons: NY; 1998; First US Edition Near Fine in Near Fine dust wrapper  
301 pages  
Price: 10.00 USD
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324 7173 GRAHAM, Winston The Four Swans : a Novel of Cornwall, 1795-7 [Volume Six of the Poldark Series]
Hardcover; Book Club Edition Book Club Associates: London; c1976, 1977; 384 pages Very Good in Very Good dust wrapper 
Spine ends and corners bumped; no binding problems. Pages pale brown, edges a bit darker, not brittle. Soil to front free endpaper, other pages clean. Dust wrapper edgeworn and lightly rubbed, a closed tear bottom front flap. ; This series is the basis for both 'Poldark' television series. The sixth novel set in 18th Century Cornwall. All four women - the four swans - whose lives touch Ross Poldark face a crisis in these years.; This series recommended by Jessica of the DES email discussion list. Image is actual copy on offer. 
Price: 14.75 USD
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325 7174 GRAHAM, Winston The Twisted Sword : a Novel of Cornwall, 1815-16 [Volume Eleven of the Poldark Series]
Hardcover; Book Club Edition Guild Publishing: London; c1990, 1991; 510 pages Very Good+ in Very Good+ dust wrapper 
Spine ends lightly bumped, a few page edges creased. Dust wrapper very lightly edgeworn. A very nice copy.; This series is the basis for both 'Poldark' television series. The eleventh novel set in early 19th Century Cornwall opens with the family travelling to Paris. The book states it is the conclusion of the Poldark series but there was a final novel published after this one.; This series recommended by Jessica of the DES email discussion list. Image is actual copy on offer. 
Price: 14.75 USD
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326 4065 GREENE, Graham Sort of Life, A
Hardcover Simon & Schuster: NY; 1971; First US Edition 220 pages Very Good in Very Good- dust wrapper 
Spine ends bumped, page edges lightly yellowed with a few soil marks; interior pages clean and bright, no binding problems. White dust wrapper, now yellowed, has price in lower front flap corner, top corner of flap neatly clipped, edgewear and rubbing, laminate beginning to peel at spine ends. ; The author tells of his childhood and early life up until the years after the acceptance of his first novel. This time included growing up in an intellectual Edwardian family, his education at Oxford, his involvement with the Secret Service, and his apprenticeship as a journalist. ; ' "A Sort of Life" takes him through Oxford, the early years of marriage and his conversion to Catholicism, to the point where he recklessly gives up his first Fleet Street job as a sub-editor on The Times in order to write full-time. But what marked Greene out above all else was his utter determination to pursue his craft. There can be no more fascinating or illuminating account of what it takes to become a writer.' 
Price: 14.50 USD
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327 7046 GREENE, Graham and Hugh (Ed.) Spy's Bedside Book, The
Hardcover Folio Society: London; c1957, 2006; First Edition Thus 261 pages B&W Illustrations: Near Fine 
Faint white spot on rear cover of blue buckram binding, a tiny spot on textblock fore-edge. No dustwrapper as issued, no slipcase. A lovely copy.; New introduction by Stella Rimington former head of MI5. Edited by Graham and Hugh Greene, this anthology of truth and fiction includes work by several writers, some of whom were suspected of being spies.; ''This classic anthology includes stories by some of the great writers on spying and many practitioners, including Ian Fleming and John Buchan, Sir Robert Baden-Powell and Belle Boyd, Walter Schellenberg, Sir Paul Dukes and Vladimir Petrov, and from the golden age of mystery and suspense, William Le Queux and E. Phillips Oppenheim.There are also some unexpected figures: William Blake, D.H. Lawrence and Thomas Mann, all suspected of spying in three great wars.

How can you hide messages in a boiled egg? Why should you always put pepper in your vodka when in Russia? Answers to these questions and much more can be found in this thrilling collection, which will enthrall readers once again with its tales of espionage from a bygone era.' Image is actual copy on offer. 
Price: 18.00 USD

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328 168 Greenwald, Maurine Women, War and Work : The Impact of WWI on Women Workers in the United States
Softcover; Trade PB Cornell: Ithaca; c1980,1990; First Paperback Edition Near Fine  
309 pages; A lovely book.  
Price: 12.00 USD
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329 4910 GREENWOOD, Douglas Who's Buried Where in England
Softcover; Trade PB Constable: London; c1982,1999; Third Edition 368 pages B&W Photographs: Very Good+ 
A nice copy with very light edgewear and rubbing and a small black dot on bottom edge.; 'The final resting places of illustrious men and women exercise a mysterious attraction to the traveller, and in this book the burial sites of over 350 prominent figures in English history are listed with a wealth of interesting detail.' Sections include authors, poets, artists, musicians, scientists, reformers, outlaws, heroines, etc. 
Price: 15.75 USD
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330 664 Grimes, Martha Old Silent
Hardcover Little, Brown: New York; 1989; First US Edition Very Good+ in Very Good+ dust wrapper  
425 pages; Only book flaw is a 1 and 1/2" red ink smear on front endpaper top corner; dust wrapper lightly rubbed and edgeworn.  
Price: 11.00 USD
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331 1099 Grimes, Martha End Of The Pier
Hardcover Knopf: New York; 1992; First US Edition Very Good in Very Good+ dust wrapper  
230 pages; Slightly cocked; dust wrapper has creased inside flaps; A complete departure for Grimes, who sets this novel in a small town somewhere in upstate New York, and peoples it with characters totally removed from Richard Jury and his ilk. In fact, the psycho-serial killer Sheriff Sam is investigating is only secondary to the novel. Grimes concentrates on the intense and shifting relationship between Maud and her son Chad, 20. Atmospheric and suspensful - the scenes at the eponymous end of the pier and Chad's visit to the small town department store are tours de force!  
Price: 10.00 USD
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332 1092 Grimm, Wihelm (Sendak) Dear Mili
Hardcover Farrar Straus Giroux: New York; 1988; First US Edition Illustrated by Maurice Sendak: Near Fine in Very Good+ dust wrapper 
Tan dust wrapper shows light soil. Dust wrapper has price sticker on inside front flap next to printed price from original new bookstore.; In 1983 an unknown fairy tale by Wilhelm Grimm came to light. Translated by Ralph Manheim and beautifully illustrated by Sendak.  
Price: 22.00 USD
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333 371 Guthrie, A. B. These Thousand Hills
Softcover; Mass Market PB Cardinal: New York; 1957; Second Printing Poor  
266 pages; Signed by Author; Reading copy only, a fragile copy in wraps, Cardinal #C-267; Signed and inscribed by the author on the dedication page.  
Price: 11.00 USD
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334 2753 HAIRE-SARGENT, Lin H : The Story of Heathcliff's Journey Back to Wuthering Heights
Hardcover Pocket Books: NY; 1992; First US Edition Very Good+ in Very Good+ dust wrapper  
292 pages; Spine ends lightly bumped; dust wrapper, not price clipped, very lightly edgeworn. A lovely copy. ; 'Out in the world on his own again, Heathcliff is groomed into a gentleman, encounters old rivals, and prepares to face his beloved Cathy again in a speculative novel on Heathcliff's three-year absence from Wuthering Heights.'  
Price: 12.50 USD
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335 2752 HALL, Radclyffe Saturday Life, A
Softcover; Trade PB Penguin (Virago): NY; c1925,1989; Very Good  
224 pages; No spine or cover creases, light edgewear, page edges yellowed, a common flaw with Virago editions, black remainder mark on bottom edge. ; In this comic novel, the author 'turns her descriptive powers to a witty examination of artistic experience. And, in portraying, the young prodigy, Sidonia's perfect but transient accomplishments, she introduces the theme of reincarnation.'  
Price: 6.75 USD
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336 872 HALLAM, Elizabeth and Andrew Prescott (eds.) British Inheritance : A Treasury of Historic Documents
Hardcover University Of California: Berkeley, CA; 1995; First US Edition Very Good+ in Very Good+ dust wrapper  
4to 11" - 13" tall; 150 pages; A new book, received with bumped spine ends and light edgewear to dust wrapper.; 'Britain's rich historical heritage is evident in the great archive and manuscript collections found in such institutions as the Public Record Office, British Library, National Library of Scotland, Scottish Record Office, and National Library of Wales. From King Arthur, Alfred the Great, and William the Conqueror to the end of the Empire, swinging England of the 1960s, and the multicultural Britain of the '90s, this volume displays, in chronological order, key documents which illuminate defining moments in British history. The documents are accompanied by lively commentaries by experts and curators, placing the material in context and explaining its significance. Alongside such major treasures as the Domesday Book and Magna Carta are many less-well-known but nonetheless fascinating items such as Oscar Wilde's calling card and the last letter of Mary, Queen of Scots. Superbly illustrated in color throughout, with a brief introduction, this authoritative and accessible book will appeal to anyone with an interest in history, politics, and culture.' ; Published at $40.00 although there is no price on dust wrapper as is often the case with university publications.  
Price: 19.75 USD
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337 7014 HAMALIAN, Leo K. (Ed.) Ladies on the Loose: Women Travellers of the 18th and 19th Centuries
Hardcover Dodd, Mead & Co: NY; 1981; First US Edition 256 pages Very Good+ in Very Good+ dust wrapper 
Spine ends very lightly bumped, faint soiled area on front cover. Unclipped dust wrapper lightly edgeworn, light crease to rear flap. A nice copy. ; Hamalian provides an introduction to this collection as well as a preface to each of these first person narratives of women who traveled to remote locations, usually alone. The selections come from an array of documents, letters, and diaries. Travellers include Mary Wollstonecraft, Mrs. Alec Tweedie, Lady Mary Wortley Montagu, Lady Hester Stanhope, Harriet Martineau, Lady Ann Blunt, Isabella Bird, and Mary Kingsley amongst others. Their vivid accounts of cultures and places such as Italy, Sweden, China, Africa, The Holy Land, India, Spain, and others provide a fascinating picture of a long-vanished world. Includes a bibliography and a list of suggested reading for those that want to read more.; Image is actual copy on offer. 
Price: 17.75 USD
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338 7227 HAMILTON, Cicely William - an Englishman
Softcover Persephone Books: London; c1919, 2007; 226 pages Very Good+ in Very Good+ dust wrapper 
Page edges faintly soiled. Dust wrapper faintly edgeworn; a very nice copy. Persephone editions have uniform grey covers and dust wrappers with lovely decorated endpapers and bookmarks unique to each title. ; This novelist was also known as a playwright and a suffragette. She was serving in France when this book was originally published in 1919. An officeworker and a suffragette marry and honeymoon in Belgium in 1914. Unbeknownst to them, war has broken out...; "One of the most powerful authors on World War I that I've ever come across." - Scott, author of the "Furrowed Middlebrow" blog. Image is actual copy on offer. 
Price: 14.50 USD
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339 435 Hannah, Kristin On Mystic Lake
Trade PB Crown: NY; 1999; Uncorrected Proof 322 pages Fine 
Publisher's letter laid in. 
Price: 9.00 USD
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340 6316 HANNAS, Linda The English Jigsaw Puzzle, 1760-1890: with a descriptive check-list of puzzles in the museums of Great Britain and the author's collection
Hardcover Wayland: London; 1972; First British Edition 164 pages Very Good+ in Very Good dust wrapper 
Illustrated with b&w and colour illustrations, very nice pictorial endpapers. Spine tail and corners bumped; no binding problems, pages clean and bright. Price clipped pictorial dust wrapper lightly edgeworn and creased. Tiny skinned area on front. A nice copy. ; From the dust wrapper: 'Jigsaw puzzles are one of the most loved toys. They appeal equally to young and old because they demand only that amount of skill and patience each player is prepared to give. But they have become so much part of the social scene that, until now, no-one has questioned their origin. For some years Linda Hannas has been engaged on a great deal of original research to establish when jigsaws were first made, where, and by whom. Wills, parish records, census returns, rate books, street directories, have all been used. The results of this research are set down here and make fascinating reading. The reader will discover that jigsaws were invented more than two hundred years ago by a London engraver and that they were designed, not as a toy, but as a serious teaching aid. Their history is traced from the 1760's to the 1890's when color printing and greater mechanization began to destroy the charm and character of their first hundred years. The author traces the changing fashions in subjects, the evolving pattern of manufacture and distribution, and describes the reception given to dissections, as jigsaws were then called, by the educationalists of the day. References to them in literature are also quoted.

Linda Hannas has visited thirty-five museums throughout Great Britain in which she found some 330 pre-1890 puzzles. These, together with about 260 in her own collection are individually described, located and arranged under subject headings in this book. Jigsaw publishers, engravers, etc., are listed with their products. Thus the reader cannot only discover the origin and history of the jigsaw but can see at a glance the whereabouts of any particular puzzle.

With its fine illustrations and broadly based text, this is a book for the lover of antiquities as much as for the curator and librarian. It will remain the standard reference work for jigsaw puzzles for many years to come.' 
Price: 47.50 USD

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341 1823 Hardwick, Mollie Duchess Of Duke Street
Softcover; Mass Market PB Bantam: New York; 1978; Reprint Good+  
404 pages; Edgeworn, one short tear back cover, pages lightly browned, spine and cover creases. A nice reading copy with no loose pages. ; Novel is based on the wonderful Masterpiece Theater series of Edwardian England and the delightful Louisa Leyton.  
Price: 4.00 USD
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342 4756 HART-DAVIS, Rupert Hugh Walpole : a Biography
Softcover; Trade PB Harvest Book: NY; 1952; Good+  
467 pages; Light spine and cover creases, very edgeworn and rubbed, residue from old price sticker on front cover. Page edges yellowed and soiled, blue line on half title page; interior pages clean and bright.; Drawing on Walpole's journals, letters and diaries, this portrait of the author Hugh Walpole also gives us a 'panorama of the London literary world from the Golden Age of 1910 until the outbreak of World War II.' Walpole was befriended and encouraged by the author known as "Elizabeth" (von Arnim) and he was engaged to teach her two eldest daughters for a short time. 'Their relationship 'gradually developed into the longest-enduring and one of the firmest of all his friendships with women'.  
Price: 11.50 USD
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343 1165 Hawkesworth, John Upstairs Downstairs II : In My Lady's Chamber
Hardcover Nelson Doubleday: New York; 1973; Book Club Edition Very Good- in Very Good- dust wrapper  
8vo; 212 pages; Book is cocked, spine head and tail worn, previous owner name on free endpaper. Dust wrapper edgeworn with chips, creases and closed tears. ; Based on the popular television series, Upstairs, Downstairs.  
Price: 11.00 USD
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344 3514 HAYASHI, Nancy Fantastic Stay-Home-from School-Day, The
Hardcover E. P. Dutton: NY; 1992; First US Edition 106 pages Illustrated by Nancy Hayashi; B&W Illustrations: Near Fine in Very Good+ dust wrapper Signed by Author
Signed by Author; A lovely book. No remainder mark, not an ex-library book. Signed and inscribed by the author 'best wishes for happy reading'. Dust wrapper, unclipped, has faint edgewear and rubbing.; Leona and her best friend Eddie have a wonderful day of stay-at-home-from-school (by pretending to be sick) fun planned. Disaster strikes when Leona is trapped in Eddie's closet and then stranded in a tree. Eddie is sent to school without Leona or his homework! And that's only the beginning of this very funny not-so-fantastic day. 
Price: 19.75 USD
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345 2883 HAYNSWORTH, Leslie and David Toomey Amelia Earhart's Daughters : The Wild and Glorious Story of American Women Aviators from World War II to the Dawn of the Space Age
Softcover; Trade PB Perennial; Harpercollins: NY; c1998,2000; 322 pages Very Good+ 
Black remainder mark on bottom edge, very light edgewear; looks unread. ; Focuses mainly on the role of women flyers in World War II (WASPs) and on women pilots in the early 1960's participating in the 'Women in Space' program. In this program thirteen women passed the same rigorous tests as the Mercury astronauts and yet none were allowed to fulfill their dream of becoming an astronaut. There are short biographies of several of the most important (and forgotten) American women aviators.  
Price: 11.75 USD
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346 214 Heath, Catherine Lady On the Burning Deck
Softcover; Trade PB Allison & Busby: London; (1978) 1991; Reprint Very Good+  
218 pages; Small spine nick. ; Another witty novel from the author of Behaving Badly, the book that inspired the television series with Judi Dench.; Recommended by Hazel B. of the Barbara Pym Society.  
Price: 10.00 USD
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347 1703 HECK, Peter J. Death on the Mississippi
Paperback; Trade PB Berkley Prime Crime: New York; 1995; First Paperback Edition Very Good  
290 pages; Light edgewear, corners curled; no spine creases.; First in the Mark Twain mystery series.  
Price: 6.00 USD
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348 7081 HELPRIN, Mark In Sunlight and in Shadow
Hardcover Houghton Mifflin Harcourt: NY; 2012; First US Edition; First Printing 705 pages Very Good in Near Fine dust wrapper 
Spine ends lightly bumped, green ink line on bottom edge, remnant of a sticker blacked out with ink on front free endpaper. Unclipped dust wrapper very lightly edgeworn.; 'Can love and honor conquer all? Mark Helprin’s enchanting and sweeping novel springs from this deceptively simple question, and from the sight of a beautiful young woman, dressed in white, on the Staten Island Ferry, at the beginning of summer, 1946.

Postwar New York glows with energy. Harry Copeland, an elite paratrooper who fought behind enemy lines in Europe, has returned home to run the family business. Yet his life is upended by a single encounter with the young singer and heiress Catherine Thomas Hale, as they each fall for the other in an instant.

Harry and Catherine pursue one another in a romance played out in Broadway theaters, Long Island mansions, the offices of financiers, and the haunts of gangsters. Catherine’s choice of Harry over her longtime fiancé endangers Harry’s livelihood and eventually threatens his life. In the end, it is Harry’s extraordinary wartime experience that gives him the character and means to fight for Catherine, and risk everything.'; While set in 1946 New York this book does spend a significant amount of time in World War II Europe. Recommended for those that can handle the WWII details and some gang violence and for those that enjoyed Helprin's "A Winters Tale". Image is actual copy on offer. 
Price: 18.50 USD

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349 483 Hemingway, Ernest For Whom The Bell Tolls
Hardcover Charles Scribner's Sons: NY; 1940; Good with no dust wrapper  
471 pages; Light tan cloth covers show soil and dampstains. Page edges yellowed . Red and black label and titles on spine are losing their color. Previous owner's bookplate. Binding is good and tight. Never used in a library but has a community library stamp on title page.  
Price: 12.00 USD
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350 5973 HENRY, Vera Lucky Number, A
Hardcover J. B. Lippincott: NY; 1957; Book Club Edition Illustrated by Vasiliu: Very Good in Very Good- dust wrapper  
B&W Illustrations; 243 pages; Spine ends bumped and worn, corners very lightly worn (not to boards). Page edges yellowed and have a few faint spots, a few pages creased; interior pages clean, no binding problems. Dust wrapper edgeworn and rubbed with a few chips and closed tears and light soil to white areas.; A humorous fictionalized memoir of five girls growing up, in the 1950's, in a small town in Canada near the US border. Author's note: "If anyone should ask, there is a town on the Canadian side of the Detroit River, much like this, but not exactly. The people who lived there resembled the characters in this book, but not entirely, and in so far as I know, none of them bore the names used here. But are the stories true? Well, yes-and no." Recommended.  
Price: 8.00 USD
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351 7136 HERMAN, Arthur How the Scots Invented the Modern World : The True Story of How Western Europe's Poorest Nation Created Our World and Everything in it
Hardcover Crown Publishers: NY; 2001; Seventh Printing 392 pages Very Good+ in Near Fine dust wrapper 
Spine ends bumped, tiny spot on top page edge (not a remainder mark). Unclipped dust wrapper has faint edgewear. A very nice copy. ; 'Who formed the first modern nation?Who created the first literate society?Who invented our modern ideas of democracy and free market capitalism?The Scots.

Mention of Scotland and the Scots usually conjures up images of kilts, bagpipes, Scotch whisky, and golf.But as historian and author Arthur Herman demonstrates, in the eighteenth and nineteenth centuries Scotland earned the respect of the rest of the world for its crucial contributions to science, philosophy, literature, education, medicine, commerce, and politics—contributions that have formed and nurtured the modern West ever since.'; 'A fascinating journey across the centuries of Scottish history. Herman lucidly summarizes the ideas, discoveries, and achievements that made this small country facing on the North Atlantic an inspiration and driving force in world history. Here is the untold story of how John Knox and the Church of Scotland laid the foundation for our modern idea of democracy; how the Scottish Enlightenment helped to inspire both the American Revolution and the U.S. Constitution; and how thousands of Scottish immigrants left their homes to create the American frontier, the Australian outback, and the British Empire in India and Hong Kong.' Image is actual copy on offer. 
Price: 11.75 USD

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352 6028 HEYER, Georgette Bath Tangle
Hardcover; Book Club Edition Book Club: London; c1955; 244 pages Very Good- in Very Good dust wrapper 
Light crease on spine does not damage binding (often seen in this edition), spine ends and corners faintly bumped. Pastedowns, first few pages and last few pages foxed, page edges and margins browned; no binding problems. Title originally published in 1955, no date on this edition. Dust wrapper illustration by Barbosa. Dust wrapper with lightly sunned spine, is edgeworn with some tiny chips and a short closed tear, white rear panel is yellowed and soiled. ; 'Never were there two young women less alike than the gentle Lady Fanny and the volatile Lady Serena. They were, however, good friends--Fanny, recently widowed and some years the younger was, in fact, Serena's stepmother.'; 'Bath Tangle is a glorious lark.'- Reviewed and recommended by Scott, owner of the "Furrowed Middlebrow" blog. "One of my favourite authors."- Lyn B., author of the 'I Prefer Reading' blog and member of the DE Stevenson email discussion group. 
Price: 14.75 USD
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353 1053 Heyer, Georgette Royal Escape
Hardcover Dutton: New York(1938); 1967; 430 pages Very Good+ in Very Good dust wrapper 
Top edge slightly dusty; dust wrapper, not price cut, rubbed and edgeworn. ; From the wrapper, " On September 3, 1651, Charles II's hopes to recover the throne of England were crushed at the disastrous battle of Worcester and he had to flee for his life. This exciting novel recreated the forty days that followed (including the famous episode when Charles hid for a day in an oak tree) as he was spirited out of England by as brave a group of men and women as ever followed a King. " ; "Royal Escape is a story of great charm."-This title reviewed and recommended by Lyn B., author of the 'I Prefer Reading' blog and member of the DES email discussion group. 
Price: 29.75 USD
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354 6815 HEYER, Georgette Reluctant Widow, The [Unabridged Audio Cassette]
Audio Tape Chivers Press: Bath; c1946,1997; Near Fine 
Faintest edgewear to plastic clamshell case. Complete and unabridged; 9 hours and 30 minutes; 8 audiocassettes in excellent condition. Read by Cornelius Garrett. One previous owner, not ex-library.; Due to a mis-understanding Elinor Rochedale finds herself in a situation where it almost makes sense (after some earnest urging by Lord Carlyon, cousin of the dying man) to be a reluctant bride and widow instead of being the new governess for a family in Sussex. Another fun Regency novel by this witty author.; Decorative case matches sample image. Instructions on how to convert these cassettes to MP3 versions available upon request. 
Price: 48.50 USD
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355 6111 HEYER, Georgette Toll-Gate, The
Hardcover; Book Club Edition Book Club: London; c1954,1955; 242 pages Very Good in Very Good dust wrapper 
Clean beige book has spine ends and corners bumped. Pages edges, pastedowns and endpapers lightly brown; interior pages clean, no binding problems. Dust wrapper, with Barbosa illustration, lightly edgeworn and age yellowed, with a slightly soiled white rear panel. A nice copy. ; This witty novel combines Regency romance with a mystery. 'Captain Staple is finding post-Waterloo England sadly flat. But then he falls into cahoots (so to speak) with engaging Jeremy Chirk (highwayman), taciturn Gabriel Stogumber (Bow Street runner), and attractive Nell Stornaway (Squire's daughter) who exerts a compelling fascination even more exciting than Waterloo.'; "One of my favourite authors."- Lyn B., author of the 'I Prefer Reading' blog and member of the DE Stevenson email discussion group. 
Price: 16.00 USD
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356 5409 HEYER, Georgette These Old Shades
Hardcover; Book Club Edition Book-Of-The-Month Club: London; c1926, 1950; 352 pages Fair 
Orange cloth binding soiled and worn (not to boards), book is cocked, spine ends and corners bumped. Front free endpaper removed, previous owner signature and number on half title page, page edges yellowed and soiled, a few page corners creased. No dust wrapper. ; Is this book a sequel to Heyer's first novel, 'The Black Moth'? Many names and situations seem to be related, but with a "twist". Justin, Duke of Avon, finds a young boy fleeing from his abusive brother, and gives him a job as his page. This young person resembles Justin's long time enemy, the Comte de Saint-Vire, who shows great but subdued interest in him. A swashbuckling adventure tale, complete with plenty of romance, set in Paris and England in the 1750's.; Recommended by Jerri C. of the DES and AT email discussion groups. "One of my favourite authors."- Lyn B., author of the 'I Prefer Reading' blog and member of the DE Stevenson email discussion group. 
Price: 11.00 USD
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357 6830 HEYER, Georgette Toll-Gate, The [Unabridged Audio Cassette]
Audio Tape Chivers Press: Bath; c1954,1998; Very Good+ 
Light edgewear to plastic clamshell case, faint soil to decorative insert. Complete and unabridged; 9 hours 17 minutes; 8 audiocassettes in excellent condition. Read by Daniel Hill. One previous owner, not ex-library.; This witty audiobook combines Regency romance with a mystery. 'Captain Staple is finding post-Waterloo England sadly flat. But then he falls into cahoots (so to speak) with engaging Jeremy Chirk (highwayman), taciturn Gabriel Stogumber (Bow Street runner), and attractive Nell Stornaway (Squire's daughter) who exerts a compelling fascination even more exciting than Waterloo.' ; "One of my favourite authors."- Lyn B., author of the 'I Prefer Reading' blog and member of the DE Stevenson email discussion group. Decorative case matches sample image. 
Price: 46.50 USD
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358 6337 HEYER, Georgette Talisman Ring, The
Softcover; Mass Market PB Bantam Books: NY; c1936,1970; Reprint 234 pages Fair 
Spine and cover creases, edgewear, white covers yellowed, short tear at spine foot repaired with arcival tape. Inside covers light brown, tiny closed tears on fore-edges of about 50 pages; interior pages clean, none loose. A reading copy.; Eustacie, a young French woman, is the ward of elderly and ill, Lord Lavenham. He wishes her to be engaged to his great-nephew Sir Tristam Shield so that she will be well cared for after he is gone. As usual, the best laid plans go awry in another delightful tale of 18th-century England. One of our favourites by this author.; "One of my favourite authors."- Lyn B., author of the 'I Prefer Reading' blog and member of the DE Stevenson email discussion group. 
Price: 5.75 USD
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359 6108 HEYER, Georgette Cousin Kate
Hardcover Companion Book Club: London; 1968; 318 pages Good 
Yellow covers soiled, spine ends and corners bumped and worn, one to boards, book is cocked. Page edges lightly yellowed and soiled; interior pages clean, no binding problems. ; Young and attractive Kate Malvern is grateful to her father's half sister when she is given a home at Staplewood after her father's death. She soon discovers that her aunt is rather coldhearted and wonders why she encourages Kate to befriend her often moody and difficult son, Torquil. And why does her other cousin Philip seem to view her with contempt?; This is one of Heyer's darker, almost gothic novels; perhaps not a good introduction to her witty Regency novels. 
Price: 11.75 USD
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360 6718 HEYER, Georgette Royal Escape [Unabridged Audio Cassette]
Audio Tape Chivers Press: c1938,2001; Very Good+ 
Faint edgewear to plastic clamshell case, red ink X on ISBN barcode. Complete and unabridged; 12 hours and 22 minutes; 10 audiocassettes in excellent condition. Read by Cornelius Garrett. One previous owner, not ex-library. ; "On September 3, 1651, Charles II's hopes to recover the throne of England were crushed at the disastrous battle of Worcester and he had to flee for his life. This exciting novel recreates the forty days that followed (including the famous episode when Charles hid for a day in an oak tree) as he was spirited out of England by as brave a group of men and women as ever followed a King."; Decorative case matches sample image. Instructions on how to convert these cassettes to MP3 versions available upon request. Originally published @ $89.95. "Royal Escape is a story of great charm."-This title reviewed and recommended by Lyn B., author of the 'I Prefer Reading' blog and member of the DES email discussion group. 
Price: 48.50 USD
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361 6100 HEYER, Georgette Charity Girl
Hardcover; Book Club Edition Book Club Associates: London; c1970, 1972; 254 pages Very Good in Very Good dust wrapper 
Spine ends faintly bumped, pages yellowed, page edges a bit darker (seen before in this edition); interior pages clean, no binding problems. A nice copy. Dust wrapper, with illustration by Barbosa, lightly edgeworn with a few tiny chips and closed tears, spine and rear panel lightly soiled. ; This fun Regency novel features Viscount Desford as the rescuer and protector of the runaway Cherry Steane and Desford's lifelong friend Henrietta Silverdale. Unfortunately most of the Viscount's efforts help lead to new confusion and misunderstanding.; "One of my favourite authors."- Lyn B., author of the 'I Prefer Reading' blog and member of the DE Stevenson email discussion group. Cover matches sample image. 
Price: 13.75 USD
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362 5963 HEYER, Georgette Pistols for Two and Other Stories
Hardcover Dutton: NY; 1964; First US Edition 240 pages Very Good in Very Good- dust wrapper 
Spine ends and two corners bumped, previous owner address label on rear pastedown. Pages pale yellow, a few faint smudges on top edge. A nice copy. Clipped dust wrapper, sunned spine, edgeworn, creased, light soil and two dampstains.; Eleven stories full of the wit and accurate details of Regency England we have come to expect from this author.; "One of my favourite authors."- Lyn B., author of the 'I Prefer Reading' blog and member of the DE Stevenson email discussion group. 
Price: 25.75 USD
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363 6811 HEYER, Georgette Quiet Gentleman, The [Unabridged Audio Cassette]
Audio Tape Chivers Press: Bath; c1951,2002; Very Good+ 
Faint edgewear to plastic clamshell case. Complete and unabridged; 10 hours and 12 minutes; 8 audiocassettes in excellent condition. Read by Cornelius Garrett. One previous owner, not ex-library.; "Gervase Frant, seventh Earl of St. Erth, returns somewhat belatedly to his family seat after the Battle of Waterloo and finds that his relatives do not look kindly upon his homecoming." A series of mishaps, accidents?, make him wonder just how unhappy someone in the family is...; Decorative case matches sample image. Instructions on how to convert these cassettes to MP3 versions available upon request. 
Price: 42.50 USD
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364 6692 HEYER, Georgette Envious Casca
Softcover; Mass Market PB Panther Books: London; c1941, 1967; 217 pages Very Good 
Sunned spine lightly creased, covers have a few light creases, light edgewear. Pages pale tan, edges a bit darker; pages clean, none loose. ; A Christmas party in a sprawling Tudor manor house where the host hates the festivity and his guests has an unexpected holiday event...a murder.; Recommended by Virginia G. of the ATS and AT email discussion group 'One of my favorite Georgette Heyer mysteries which I always like to reread at Christmas" and by Tom J of the ATS, AT and DES email discussion groups. "A great Christmas read". This title reviewed and recommended by Lyn B., author of the 'I Prefer Reading' blog and member of the DES email discussion group. Cover matches sample image. 
Price: 7.00 USD
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365 7171 HEYER, Georgette No Wind of Blame
Softcover; Mass Market PB Bantam Books: NY; c1939, 1971; 246 pages Very Good+ 
No spine or cover creases, faint edgewear, white rear panel age yellowed, pages age browned but not brittle; looks unread.; No one seems to care that Wally Carter has died. But someone cared enough to shoot him through the chest and Inspector Hemingway intends to find out the identity of that someone.; "The superlatively analytical Inspector Hemingway is confronted by a murder that seems impossible – no one was near the murder weapon at the time the shot was fired. Everyone on the scene seems to have a motive, not to mention the wherewithal to commit murder, and alibis that simply don't hold up.

The inspector is sorely tried by a wide variety of suspects, including the neglected widow, the neighbour who's in love with her, her resentful daughter, and a patently phony Russian prince preying on the widow's emotional vulnerability and social aspirations. And then there's the blackmail plot that may – or may not – be at the heart of the case...." Image is actual copy on offer. 
Price: 9.25 USD

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366 6426 HEYER, Georgette My Lord John
Softcover; Mass Market PB Bantam Books: NY; c1975, 1976; 370 pages Very Good 
Spine faintly creased, covers edgeworn and lightly creased; inside covers and pages pale brown but not brittle; interior pages clean, none loose. ; Heyer's final novel opens during the reign of Richard II and tells the story of John, the third son of England's King Henry IV. 
Price: 6.50 USD
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367 6606 HEYER, Georgette No Wind of Blame
Softcover; Mass Market PB Bantam Books: NY; c1940, 1971; 246 pages Fair 
Strong spine and cover creases, covers edgeworn, lightly soiled and yellowed. Pages yellowed and dampstained; text still legible, pages not loose or brittle.; No one seems to care that Wally Carter has died. But someone cared enough to shoot him through the chest and Inspector Hemingway intends to find out the identity of that someone. 
Price: 5.75 USD
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368 6607 HEYER, Georgette Why Shoot A Butler?
Softcover; Mass Market PB Bantam Books: NY; c1933, 1977; 248 pages Good 
Strong spine creases, covers creased, edgeworn and yellowed. Pages age browned but not brittle; interior pages clean.; Why would 'anyone choose to murder the trusted old butler of Norton Manor? Barrister turned amateur detective Frank Amberley has reason to suspect that the shooting involves a nervy young lady discovered at the scene of the crime, a snooping gentleman in the halls of Greythorne and then a second dead body.' A witty tale of upstairs, downstairs and family secrets. 
Price: 5.75 USD
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369 6608 HEYER, Georgette Sprig Muslin
Hardcover; Book Club Edition The Book Club: London; c1956,1957; 244 pages Very Good in Very Good- dust wrapper 
Spine ends and corners lightly bumped, blue board edges sunned. Front endpaper beginning to crack at hinge, flaw seen before with this edition. Page edges and endpapers foxed, edges pale brown; interior pages clean and bright. Foxed dust wrapper, with Barbosa illustration, lightly edgeworn with a few closed tears, white rear panel a bit soiled.; This fun Regency novel features Sir Gareth Ludlow, a thirty-five-year-old bachelor and Corinthian, Lady Hester, a twenty-nine-year-old spinster who is determined not to marry a man that does not love her, and Amanda "Smith" a young woman of seventeen with a fertile imagination and a genious for running away.; "One of my favourite authors."- Lyn B., author of the 'I Prefer Reading' blog and member of the DE Stevenson email discussion group. 
Price: 16.75 USD
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370 6799 HEYER, Georgette Talisman Ring, The [Unabridged Audio Cassette]
Audio Tape Chivers Audio Books: London; c1936, 1999; Near Fine 
Decorative clamshell box in lovely condition; 8 audio cassettes in excellent condition, playing time 9 hrs 28 min; Read by Phyllida Nash. One previous owner, not ex-library.; Eustacie, a young French woman, is the ward of elderly and ill, Lord Lavenham. He wishes her to be engaged to his great-nephew Sir Tristam Shield so that she will be well cared for after he is gone. As usual, the best laid plans go awry in another delightful tale of 18th-century England. One of our favourites by this author.; Decorative case matches sample image. Instructions on how to convert these cassettes to MP3 versions available upon request. 
Price: 42.50 USD
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371 6816 HEYER, Georgette Beauvallet [Unabridged Audio Cassette]
Audio Tape Chivers Press: Bath; c1929,2002; Near Fine 
Faintest edgewear to plastic clamshell case. Complete and unabridged; 9 hours; 8 audiocassettes in excellent condition. Read by Cornelius Garrett. One previous owner, not ex-library.; In this adventurous romance of Elizabethan days, Sir Nicholas Beauvallet (the ancestor of Simon the Coldheart) pits his sword and his wits against the Spanish. He does well until he meets the lovely Dona Dominica de Rada y Sylva on the blood-stained deck of a captured galleon.; Decorative case matches sample image. 
Price: 42.50 USD
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372 7091 HEYER, Georgette Sylvester [or The Wicked Uncle]
Softcover; Mass Market PB Berkley Medallion Books: NY; c1957,1975; Reprint 414 pages Very Good- 
Spine and cover creases, light edgewear, book slightly curved. Pages pale tan but clean and not brittle; none loose. Book says "Large-Type edition" but the text is only slightly larger than most mass market paperbacks. The text is not as large as it is in most large print hardbacks. Also published as 'Sylvester or The Wicked Uncle'. ; We agree with the "Time and Tide" reviewer that said they would place this book as high as "The Grand Sophy". A very enjoyable Regency romp. "When Sylvester, Duke of Saleford, posted into Wiltshire to discover whether the Hon. Phoebe Marlow matched his exacting requirements for a bride, he did not expect that the prospect of an offer from him would cause Miss Marlow to flee from her home." Nor did he know that Phoebe, with her very discerning eye, and gift for mimicry, had written a novel... Highly recommended.; 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: 8.95 USD
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373 7092 HEYER, Georgette Nonesuch, The
Softcover; Mass Market PB Fawcett Crest: New York; c1962,; 288 pages Very Good 
Spine creased, one short cover crease, light edgewear, remainder mark top edge. Pages pale tan but clean, not brittle; none loose. No other date other than 1962 original publishing date but presence of an ISBN indicates a 1970's edition. A nice copy.; In his attempts to save his younger cousin from the snares of a beautiful, but heartless, young woman, Sir Waldo Hawkridge (the Nonesuch) becomes friends with the young woman's companion, the witty and good-hearted Miss Ancilla Trent. A fun book set in Oversett, Yorkshire. ; 'This is a lovely romantic story with a hero & heroine to admire. ' -Lyn B. This title reviewed and recommended 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: 8.95 USD
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374 7257 HEYER, Georgette Venetia
Softcover; Mass Market PB Berkley Medallion Books: NY; c1958, 1972; 416 pages Very Good 
Published as a Berkley Large-Type edition; type is larger than most mm paperbacks but not truly large print. Spine creases, light edgewear. Pages age browned (seen before in this edition) but clean; none loose. ; Lord Damerel found Venetia to be the most truly engaging and witty female he had encountered in all his thirty-eight years. Venetia knew her neighbor for a gamester, a shocking rake, and a man of sadly character. It was, therefore, particularly provoking to find that given occasion, Damerel could make up his mind to be quite idiotically noble...; 'This book has long been at or near the top of my list,[of books by Heyer] the hero and heroine are both well read and intelligent and share a sense of humor, and I find their dialog to be a delight to read.'- Recommended by Jerri C. of the ATS and DES and AT email discussion groups. "One of my favourite authors."- 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: 9.75 USD
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375 7214 HEYER, Georgette They Found Him Dead
Softcover; Mass Market PB Bantam Books: NY; c1938, 1970; 252 pages Very Good 
Spine and cover creases, light edgewear. Pages and inside front covers browned but not brittle; pages clean, none loose.; 'Silas Kane's sixtieth birthday party is marred by argument and dissension amongst his family, and then the next morning, Kane is found dead. The coroner's verdict of death by misadventure would seem to confirm that Silas accidentally lost his way in the fog. But then his heir is shot, and threats are made against the next in line to inherit his fortune. The redoubtable Superintendent Hannasyde is called in to investigate. All clues point to an apparently innocuous eighty-year-old woman, but as the Inspector delves further into the case, he discovers that nothing is quite as it seems…'; "Ranks alongside such incomparable whodunit authors as Christie, Marsh, Tey, and Allingham." - San Francisco Chronicle This title recommended by Susan D. of the DES email discussion group and by Tom J. of the ATS, AT and DES email discussion groups. Image is actual copy on offer. 
Price: 7.00 USD
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376 6720 HEYER, Georgette [Read by Phillada Nash] Civil Contract, A [Unabridged Audio Cassettes]
Audio Tape Chivers Audio Books: Bath; c1961, 1999; Very Good 
Ten cassettes, 13 3/4 hours, unabridged; cassettes in excellent condition. Plastic clamshell case has a 1" chip missing on bottom edge. One previous owner, not ex-library. ; After the death of his father,Captain Adam Deveril, now Viscount Lynton reluctantly agrees to marry Jenny in order to save his family and their beloved estate, Fontley Priory. Jenny's father, Mr. Jonathan Chawleigh, a wealthy businessman, wants his only child to have a title and is willing to rescue the Deverils from penury so that she may have one. Jenny agrees to the marriage but as she is a shy woman with no real social ambitions, why does she marry Adam when she knows he loves another?; "One of my favourite books by this author." - Geraldine H. of the DES email discussion group. Instructions on how to convert these cassettes to MP3 versions available upon request. Decorative case matches sample image. Originally published @ $89.95. 
Price: 53.50 USD
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377 6537 HEYER] HODGE, Jane Aiken The Private World of Georgette Heyer
Hardcover Bodley Head: London; 1984; First Edition 216 pages Very Good in Very Good dust wrapper 
Spine ends lightly bumped, vertical crease on spine does not damage binding, a few smudges on page edges, a few light creases to clean interior pages. Unclipped dust wrapper, sunned spine (seen frequently in this edition) lightly edgeworn, 1.25" closed tear near spine tail. Price in $s on bottom front flap indicates this copy was intended for Canadian or Australian export market. ; Profusely illustrated with photographs and contemporary b&w and colour illustrations. An interesting glimpse into the life of this very private author. She never gave an interview or made a public appearance. This book has extracts from her letters as well as from her books and material from her own research archives and publishers' archives. A rather scarce first edition. 
Price: 32.00 USD
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378 6438 HICKMAN, Katie Daughters of Britannia: The Lives and Times of Diplomatic Wives
Softcover; Trade PB Flamingo: London; c1999,2000; Reprint 321 pages B&W Photographs: Very Good- 
Spine creases, light edgewear, circular black sticker "Now a major adaption for BBC Radio 4's Woman's Hour" on front cover. Pages yellowed but clean, page edges rippled and have a few smudges; none loose.; 'In an absorbing mixture of poignant biography and wonderfully entertaining social history, this book offers the story of diplomatic life as it has never been told before. Lady Mary Wortley Montagu, Vita Sackville-West, and Lady Diana Cooper are among the well-known wives of diplomats who represented Britain in the far-flung corners of the globe. Yet, despite serving such crucial roles, the vast majority of these women are entirely unknown to history.

Drawing on letters, private journals, and memoirs, as well as contemporary oral history, the author, (also the daughter of a man in the British diplomatic service) explores not only the public pomp and glamour of diplomatic life but also the most intimate, private face of this most fascinating and mysterious world. Touching on the lives of nearly 100 diplomatic wives (as well as sisters and daughters), "Daughters of Britannia" is a brilliant and compelling account of more than three centuries of British diplomacy as seen through the eyes of some of its most intrepid but least heralded participants.' 
Price: 8.75 USD

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379 1370 Higham, Charles Lucy : the Real Life of Lucille Ball
Hardcover St Martin's Press: New York; 1986; First Edition; First Printing 261 pages B&W Photographs: Very Good+ in Very Good+ dust wrapper 
Errata slip laid in. Dust wrapper, not price cut, lightly rubbed. A very nice copy indeed. 
Price: 25.50 USD
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380 6205 HOCKEN, Sheila Emma V.I.P.
Softcover; Mass Market PB Sphere: London; c1980, 1981; 181 pages B&W Photographs: Good+  
Spine and cover creases, light edgewear and soil, book is cocked. Pages pale yellow, edges darker; interior pages clean, none loose. ; The sequel to "Emma and I" (also in stock). Emma is the beloved guide dog of the author.; Recommended by Geraldine H. of the DES email discussion group.  
Price: 6.00 USD
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381 6169 HOCKEN, Sheila Emma and I
Softcover; Mass Market PB Sphere: London; 1978; 192 pages B&W Photographs: Good+  
Spine and cover creases, edgewear, pages age browned but clean; none loose.; Emma is the beloved guide dog belonging to a young woman who was blind for a good portion of her life. Their story is full of humor, inspiration, and a bit of romance.; Recommended by Geraldine H. of the DES email discussion group.  
Price: 5.75 USD
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382 382 Hoffman, L. F. Bachelor's Cat
Hardcover Harper Collins: NY; 1997; Advance Review Copy Near Fine in Near Fine dust wrapper  
120 pages; Publisher's info laid in.  
Price: 10.00 USD
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383 6599 HOLE, Christina Dictionary of British Folk Customs, A
Softcover Helicon Press: Oxford; c1976, 1995; 350 pages Very Good+ 
Bump on spine side edge, no spine or cover creases, faint edgewear, pages yellowed, edges smudged; looks unread. ; "A listing of folk customs and practices, both past and present, in the British Isles. Covers events around the country such as April Noddy Day, the Furry Dance and clipping the church, alongside more familiar commemorations such as Guy Fawkes, Ash Wednesday and hot cross buns. A nationwide calendar is included which tells you what happens where and when."; Helicon Reference Classics 
Price: 18.75 USD
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384 7211 HOLME, Thea Carlyles at Home, The
Softcover; Trade PB Persephone Books: London; c1965, 2008; 204 pages Very Good+ in Very Good+ dust wrapper 
A lovely copy with faint edgewear. Persephone editions have uniform grey covers and dust wrappers with lovely decorated endpapers and matching bookmarks unique to each title. Bookmark missing from this copy. ; This book "is about Thomas and Jane Carlyle’s life together at 5 (now 24) Cheyne Row, Chelsea; it was written in 1965 by Thea Holme, a former actress then living there as co-custodian of the house with her husband. Her book evokes the everyday life of the Carlyles from the day they moved in, in 1834, until Jane’s death in 1866. "

"Jane may have subsumed her life into that of the Sage of Chelsea but, such is the interest nowadays in domestic history and women writers, most twenty-first century readers will be more interested in her life than in her husband’s. Each of the eleven chapters, with titles such as ‘The Soundproof Study’, ‘Money’ and ‘The Garden’, describes a different aspect of life in Cheyne Row, whether it is yet another builders’ drama or a maid giving birth in the china closet while ‘Mr Carlyle was taking tea in the dining-room with Miss Jewsbury talking to him!!! Just a thin small door between!’ "

" The Times Literary Supplement observed: ‘Mrs Holme has quantities of first-hand material rearranged nimbly and thrown into sharp relief by the inimitable comments of Jane Carlyle. It must convert the most highflown enemy of trivia: no couple’s physical daily life is more accessible; their pets and pests, and digestive troubles and medicines, income and taxation, the plants they grew, the clothes they wore and mended. . . Thea Holme presents it all in its duality as an anxious drama and, through Jane’s own accounts, an uproarious farce.’"

This volume is not to be confused with the 600 page book of the same name written by Rosemary Ashton. "John Gross in the Sunday Telegraph observed: ‘Some readers may feel that Rosemary Ashton’s book is too long. For those who want a more compact account, domestic in emphasis, and confined to the Chelsea years, there is a timely reissue of Thea Holme’s charming 1965 miniature The Carlyles at Home.’ "; 'This book works well as an introduction to this famous couple and their writings but also as a social history of the Victorian era. ...now firmly one of my favourite Persephone titles.'-Reviewed and recommended by Darlene author of the "roses over a cottage door" blog. Also 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: 14.75 USD

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385 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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386 4908 HOLT, Victoria Devil on Horseback, The
Softcover; Mass Market PB Fawcett Crest: NY; 1977; Very Good+  
302 pages; Faint spine and cover creases, remainder mark on page edges. A nice copy. ; An historical novel of the French revolution featuring 18-year-old Minella, the daughter of an English schoolteacer, and Charles-Auguste, the haughty, arrogant Compte Fontaine Delibes. ; This title recommended by several Victoria Holt admirers.  
Price: 4.50 USD
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387 5164 HOLT, Victoria Mask of the Enchantress
Softcover; Mass Market PB Fawcett Crest: NY; 1981; First Paperback Edition Very Good  
318 pages; No spine creases, covers lightly creased and edgeworn. A nice copy. ; Another suspenseful novel from this prolific author who also wrote as Jean Plaidy. 'From the moment young Suewellyn caught her first glimpse of the Mateland family castle, she knew she had to possess it. But how could the beautiful illegitimate child ever aspire to such a dream? The answer lay in a perilous deception. Her masquerade succeeded — too well. Caught in a web of her own creation, Suewellyn found herself faced with a final, desperate choice between happiness and life itself . . ."  
Price: 4.75 USD
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388 5158 HOLT, Victoria Spring of the Tiger, The
Softcover; Mass Market PB Fawcett Crest: NY; 1980; Very Good-  
384 pages; Spine and cover creases, white covers edgeworn, rubbed, and faintly yellowed. Old bookstore price stamped in red on first advert page. ; Anonther novel of suspense by this prolific author. "When Sarah Ashington's actress mother dies after a devastating [London] scandal, Sarah is left at her long-lost father's rambling ancestral estate [in Ceylon], to face the disturbing questions of her own past."  
Price: 4.75 USD
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389 6408 HOLTBY, Winifred Land of Green Ginger [Audio Cassettes]
Cassette; Audio Tape Isis Audio Books: Chicago, IL; c1928,1992; Very Good+ 
Ex-library audio cassettes with usual stamps and markings. No decorative case, eight cassettes in protective cases in cardboard library box. Complete and unabridged; read by Elizabeth Proud. ; Holtby wrote this novel after a brief visit to South Africa. It is the tale of a young English woman, Joanna, who yearns to travel to exotic places. She marries a young man with whom she believes life will be a great adventure. It is, but not in the way she expected.; MP3 conversion instructions available upon request. 
Price: 47.50 USD
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390 6820 HOLTBY, Winifred Poor Caroline
Softcover; Trade PB Penguin (Virago): NY; c1931,1986; Reprint 255 pages Very Good 
Covers lightly edgeworn and faintly creased, no spine creases. Pages pale brown with edges a bit darker as is common with Virago editions. A nice copy.; This delightful satire "was hailed as 'easily the wittiest novel of the season' upon its appearance in 1931." It was WH's fourth novel and her fortune as a novelist changed with its publication. "Caroline Denton-Smyth is an eccentric, remarkable for her vivid costumes trailing feathers, fancy beads and jingling lorgnettes." She creates the Christian Cenima Company, her vehicle for reform. Through Caroline's motley Board of Directors and their secret desires and motivations, the author affectionately observes the foilbles of human nature.; Cover matches sample image. 
Price: 11.00 USD
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391 5821 HOLTBY] SHAW, Marion Clear Stream, The: A Life of Winifred Holtby
Softcover; Trade PB Virago Press: London; c1999, 2000; 335 pages B&W Photographs: Very Good+ 
Spine ends bumped, light edgewear and cover creasing (shipping damage); looks unread. ; Explores the life of the gently-born British woman author who, after coming of age in the period between the world wars, campaigned for feminism, racial equality, and pacifism. The first biography written since the one done by her great friend Vera Brittain in 1940. It is interesting to compare with "Testament of Friendship". 
Price: 11.50 USD
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392 421 Horrocks, John E. & Jackson, Dorothy W Self and Roll : A Theory Of Self-process and Role Behavior
Hardcover Houghton Mifflin: Boston; 1972; 227 pages Very Good- Signed by Author
Signed by Author; Orange and tan cloth. Back and text block edge soiled. No dust wrapper.; Presentation copy inscribed by Horrocks.  
Price: 9.50 USD
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393 2994 HORWITZ, Barbara J. British Women Writers, 1700-1850: An Annotated Bibliography of Their Works and Works about Them
Hardcover Scarecrow Press: Lanham, MD & London; 1997; Near Fine  
231 pages; A new book. No dust wrapper, as issued.; 'Interest in works written by women during the eighteenth and nineteenth centuries is growing. Many of these works are now being reprinted and studied in literature courses as well as women's studies courses. "British Women Writers, 1700-1850 " serves as a guide to these authors, their works, and the writing about them. It mentions accessible editions of the works, recent bibliographies of the authors and scholarship on these writers and their works. 'Published @$45.00 ; 'For those interested in sampling the writings of eighteenth- and nineteenth century British women, Horwitz's reference work is a good place to start...we could make a rich reading list by consulting Horwitz's book, long enough to amuse, perplex, annoy, and charm for many years to come...enjoyable to browse...for a taste of British women's writing and the scholarship about it, this is a helpful and interesting resource..' --Jane Austin Society Of North America Newsletter  
Price: 32.50 USD
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394 1447 Huth, Angela Infidelities : Short Stories
Hardcover C. N. Potter: New York; 1979; First US Edition Very Good in Very Good dust wrapper  
214 pages; Board and text block edges lightly soiled. White dust wrapper, price clipped and lightly soiled and edgeworn. Pages clean and bright, binding good and tight. ; This collection of short stories, originally published in England (in slightly different form) as Monday Lunch in Fairyland has two new stories included, making 15 in all.  
Price: 10.00 USD
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395 4266 HUTH, Angela Land Girls, The
Softcover; Trade PB Abacus: London; c1994,1999; Reprint 378 pages Very Good+ 
A new book with light edgewear and rubbing. Still from film on front cover. ; Three young women go to a Dorset farm during World War II as members of the Land Army. Basis for the cinematically beautiful film of the same name. A sequel to this book has recently been published.; Recommended by Sally R. of the DES email discusstion group. 
Price: 10.95 USD
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396 5871 HUTH, Angela Nowhere Girl
Softcover; Trade PB Abacus: London; c1970,1999; Reprint 224 pages Very Good 
No spine creases, light edgewear, faint soil to white rear cover, page edges yellowed; pages clean, none loose. A nice copy.; Author of "The Land Girls". "Clare has little use for men. Her first husband was much older and held great disdain for youth. Jonathan was too much of the opposite, being too attentive, too concerned and pedantic. So it comes as a great surprise when she finds an interest developing for Joshua, the new rebel in town, and the accompanying advice from a long-lived matron: 'take a lover…'''; Cover matches sample image. 
Price: 7.50 USD
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397 5183 HUXLEY, Elspeth Flame Trees of Thika, The : Memories of an African Childhood
Softcover; Mass Market PB Penguin: NY; c1959,1983; Reprint Very Good  
281 pages; Faint spine creases, front cover corner creased, light edgewear and rubbing. Page edges pale brown. ; The delightful and evocative memoir of a young girl, born in 1907, growing up on a farm in Kenya. The basis for the wonderful 1981-1982 Masterpiece Theater/Thames TV production.  
Price: 6.25 USD
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398 5906 IBBOTSON, Eva Madensky Square
Hardcover St Martin's Press: NY; 1988; First US Edition Very Good+ in Very Good+ dust wrapper  
253 pages; Spine ends bumped, page edges have a few faint smudges. Unclipped dust wrapper is lightly edgeworn. A nice copy. ; "Susanna Weber, the elegant and discreet proprietress of her own dressmaking shop plies her trade on quaint Madensky Square. In the spring of 1911, Vienna is a world of romance, music, and gossip, where charming men pay outrageous compliments at the Opera and ancient noblewomen pay for silk petticoats with antique candlesticks. Susanna, at the hub of it all, ministers to a young ugly duckling desperate to become a modest swan, dresses cranky countesses and competitive social butterflies , and tries to convince her anarchist assistant that to marry the man who loves her - capitalist or no - is no political crime." Highly recommended.; "Madensky Square and Countess Below Stairs are my two favorites" by this author. -Susie W. of the DES email discussion group. "Madensky Square was my favourite" by this author. -Susan D. of the DES email discussion group. Also recommended by several members of the DoveGrey email discussion group.  
Price: 33.75 USD
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399 5851 IBBOTSON, Eva Great Ghost Rescue, The
Hardcover Dutton: NY; c1975,2002; First US Edition Illustrated by Kevin Hawkes: Near Fine in Near Fine dust wrapper  
B&W Illustrations; 167 pages; A new book in lovely condition.; Another wonderful fantasy from Eva Ibbotson originally published in the UK in 1975. When your father is the legless ghost of a fierce Scottish soldier and your mother is a malodorous hag, you would surely be the most horrible ghostly offspring. Sadly, the only thing horrible about Humphrey the Horrible is his name. "Still, his parents love him, and despite his attractive appearance, Humphrey has a great destiny, involving all the ghosts of Britain." Humphrey, along with a young human boy named Rick, decide something must be done to create a 'ghost sanctuary' in Great Britain as all the older places they used to haunt are getting torn down for highways or other modern 'improvements'.; Published $15.99. This author recommended by members of the DES and the LMM Kindred Spirit email discussion groups.  
Price: 10.00 USD
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400 6367 IBBOTSON, Eva Island of the Aunts [Monster Mission] and The Secret of Platform 13
Softcover; Trade PB Puffin Books: NY; c1999 & 1994, 2001; 281 &231 pages Very Good 
Faint edgewear,spine edges rubbed, page edges pale yellow; looks unread. 'Island of the Aunts' illustrated by Kevin Hawkes, 'The Secret of Platform 13' illustrated by Sue Porter. ; This omnibus edition has two magical children's books. In 'Island of the Aunts' (also published in the UK as 'Monster Mission') "three children have been dramatically kidnapped by some mysterious, mad aunts. But Myrtle, Coral, and Etta are far from killers - they need the children for a special mission. The secret island where they live is a sanctuary for magical creatures - mermaids, selkies, the amazing boobrie bird and even the great Kraken himself, and the kidnapped children help to care for them. But the Island of Monsters has become the target of some dangerous villains who want to turn it into a theme park."

"Under Platform13 at Kings Cross Station there is a secret door that leads to a magical island...It appears only once every nine years. And when it opens, four mysterious figures step into the streets of London. A wizard, an ogre, a fey and a young hag have come to find the prince of their kingdom, stolen as a baby nine years before. But the prince has become a horrible rich boy called Raymond Trottle who doesn't understand magic and is determined not to be rescued."; For ages 8-12 (and adults that enjoy magical stories).This author recommended by several members of the DES email discussion group. 'The Secret of Platform 13' recommended by Philip Pullman. Both books are recommended by us. 
Price: 6.00 USD

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