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701 7008 ROSS, Kate [Katherine Jean Ross] Whom the Gods Love
Softcover; Mass Market PB Penguin: NY; c1995, 1996; 382 pages Very Good- 
Spine lightly creased, covers edgeworn, laminate beginning to lift at edges, pages pale yellow but clean, none loose.; The third mystery in this enjoyable series set in Regency England. Unfortunately the author died quite young and there are only four books featuring the 'dandyish man-about-town' amateur sleuth Julian Kestrel.; "Alexander Falkland hasn't an enemy in the world. Young, talented, and charming, he shines in every field he enters: law, architecture, the investment market. But one night his luck runs out with a vengeance. In the midst of one of his famous parties, he is found with his head smashed, a bloodstained poker beside him. No wonder the inscription on his grave reads: Whom the Gods Love Die Young.

When the Bow Street Runners fail to solve the crime, Alexander's distraught father turns to Julian Kestrel, elegant dandy and intrepid amateur sleuth. Soon Kestrel is up to his ears in suspects-and enigmas. Who was Alexander, really? Social reformer or butterfly, devoted husband or rake? Kestrel must peel off one mask after another, until at last he discovers an Alexander no one knew -- except, perhaps, the killer."

Recommended by Jerri C. of the ATS and the Georgette Heyer, Angela Thirkell, and DE Stevenson e-mail discussion groups and by Norma H. Image is actual copy on offer. 
Price: 5.95 USD

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702 2480 ROSS, Michael Reluctant King : Joseph Bonaparte, King of the two Sicilies and Spain
Hardcover Mason Charter: New York; 1977; First US Edition Very Good+ in Very Good dust wrapper  
302 pages; Spine ends and bottom front corner lightly bumped. Dust wrapper, not price clipped, lightly rubbed and edgeworn, interior white flaps have yellowed edges. ; A comprehensive biography of the younger brother of Napoleon.  
Price: 12.50 USD
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703 5382 ROWLING, J. K. Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets
Hardcover Bloomsbury: London; 1998; First Australian Edition; First Printing 251 pages Near Fine in Near Fine dust wrapper 
A lovely copy. Spine tail bumped, dust wrapper faintly edgeworn. First edition, first printing of the Australian edition printed and bound by Australian Print Group, Maryborough, Vic. "First published in Great Britain in 1997" error on publication page, complete number line on publication page, and no price on dust wrapper, indicate this is the first Australian printing. The cover art and format of this edition is very similar to the British first edition.; Harry Potter's second delightful and exciting year at Hogwarts School of Witchcraft and Wizardry.; Images are of actual copy on offer. 
Price: 325.00 USD
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704 268 Ruggero, Ed 38 North Yankee
Hardcover Pocketbooks: NY; 1990; First US Edition 395 pages Very Good+ in Very Good+ dust wrapper 
Previous owner signature on front endpaper. Dark dust wrapper slightly rubbed. A very nice copy. 
Price: 7.50 USD
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705 6509 RUSSELL, Beth Victorian Needlepoint
Hardcover Crescent: NY; 1990; 4to 11" - 13" tall; 112 pages Color Photographs: Very Good+ in Very Good+ dust wrapper 
Spine ends and corners lightly bumped; covers and pages clean and bright. Dust wrapper has very light edgewear. A very nice copy. ; 'This book presents 25 needlepoint projects based on the designs of William Morris and his contemporaries in the Arts & Crafts Movement. Each design is carefully charted and accompanied by detailed step-by-step instructions.' Designs include: Strawberry Thief, Bird, Bird and Lily, Lodden, Trellis, Tiffany Window, Wild Flowers, Tulips and Daffodils, Magpies, Holland Park, Acanthus, Hammersmith, Jackfield Geranium, Country Flowers,Flower Tiles. Also includes a short essay on the Arts & Crafts Movement and a chapter on needlepoint basics.; Will not fit safely in an Int'l. Priority envelope. 
Price: 10.75 USD
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706 1386 Rutherfurd, Edward London
Softcover; Mass Market PB Fawcett Crest: New York; 1998; Reprint Very Good-  
1126 pages; Light spine creases, cover creases and one short tear on back cover. ; Telling the story of six families, the author gives us the epic story of London's 2, 000 year history.  
Price: 4.50 USD
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707 3544 RUTHERFURD, Edward Sarum, the Novel of England
Hardcover Crown Publishers: New York; 1987; First US Edition; First Printing 897 pages Very Good in Very Good dust wrapper 
Covers have light discoloration and one small soil spot. Page edges have faint soil and a few corners are bent; interior pages clean and bright. Spine foot bent, a faint crease to spine that does not damage binding. White dust wrapper, price clipped, has yellowed a bit. Edges are lightly worn with a few creases and one tiny closed tear.; From pre-historic beginnings almost 10, 000 years ago to 1985, this epic tells the story of five families who lived in and around what we call the Salisbury Plain. Recommended. 
Price: 14.50 USD
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708 6033 RUTHERFURD, Edward Forest, The
Hardcover Crown Publishers: NY; 2000; First US Edition Very Good in Very Good dust wrapper  
598 pages; Spine ends and two corners very lightly bumped, a bit of wear to board edges. Pages clean and bright, no binding problems. Unclipped dust wrapper lightly edgeworn and creased, one tiny closed tear. A nice copy.; An engrossing novel of several families spanning the 900 year history of the New Forest in southern England. Our favourite title by this author; recommended.; Recommended by Norma H.  
Price: 10.00 USD
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709 2486 SACKVILLE-WEST, Vita Family History
Softcover; Trade PB Penguin (Virago): New York; c1932,1987; Reprint Very Good  
315 pages; Some spine and cover creasing; text block edges slightly yellowed as it common with Virago editions. ; Evelyn Jarrold stayed close to her husband's family after he is killed during World War I. Then she meets Miles Vane-Merrick an up and coming Labour politician fifteen years her junior. Their love affair is one of different temperament s and eras.'  
Price: 9.50 USD
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710 5829 SACKVILLE-WEST, Vita All Passion Spent
Softcover; Trade PB Carroll & Graf: NY; c1931,1992; 297 pages Very Good  
Light spine and cover creases, edgewear, a few smudges on page edges, previous owner definition of a word in the novel written on the title page; rest of pages clean, none loose.; 'In 1860, as an unmarried girl of 17, Lady Slane nurtures a secret burning ambition--to become an artist. She becomes, instead, the wife of a great statesman and the mother of six children. Seventy years later, how a widow, she retires to a tiny house in Hampstead and recollects the dreams of youth, and enjoys the mellow present in the company of those she has chosen.' Basis for the television film of the same name.  
Price: 9.75 USD
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711 3802 SACKVILLE-WEST, Vita Edwardians, The
Softcover; Mass Market PB Avon Books: NY; c1930,1975; Very Good-  
222 pages; Spine curved and creased, pages lightly age browned, covers lightly creased, rubbed and edgeworn.; An interesting and revealing novel of a certain set in Edwardian England. If you are familiar with the time period and the history of the author you may recognize certain characters. The author's note is "No character in this book is wholly fictitious. " Recommended.  
Price: 8.75 USD
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712 945 SAGAN, Carl Contact
Hardcover Simon & Schuster: New York; 1985; Fourth Printing 431 pages Very Good+ in Very Good+ dust wrapper 
Spine is slightly concave, no binding problems, no remainder mark. Dust wrapper, price clipped, has very light rubbing and edgewear. A very nice copy. ; This is Pulitzer prize winner Carl Sagan's first novel. In 1999, a mutinational team of scientists makes first contact with extraterrestrials. Basis for the movie of the same name starring Jodie Foster.  
Price: 12.50 USD
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713 1705 Sakharov, Andrei My Country and the World
Hardcover Knopf: New York; 1975; First US Edition 109 pages Very Good+ in Very Good+ dust wrapper 
Dust wrapper, not price clipped, very lightly edgeworn. A lovely copy. ; In 1975 the author was the leading political dissident still living and speaking out in the Soviet Union.  
Price: 12.50 USD
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714 1179 Sallis, Susan By Sun And Candlelight
Hardcover Crown: New York; 1989; First US Edition Very Good+ in Very Good dust wrapper  
8vo ; 376 pages; Spine head and tail lightly bumped, faint soil to text block edge. Dust wrapper, not price cut, has small closed puncture near spine, is rubbed, has slight edgewear and has a 2" laminate wrinkle on the front (publishing flaw) . ; The story of four women set in 1980's England. Friends since childhood, their lives are interwoven as they interact and rely on each other.  
Price: 10.00 USD
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715 3672 SAN SOUCI, Robert Red Heels, The
Hardcover Dial Books: NY; 1996; First US Edition 4to - 11" to 13" tall; 32 pages Illustrated by Gary Kelley; Color Illustrations: Near Fine in Very Good+ dust wrapper 
Bottom corners very slightly bumped, no remainder mark. Dust wrapper, unclipped, is faintly rubbed and edgeworn. A very nice copy indeed.; A lovely story, beautifully illustrated, based on a New England folktale. For grades 2-5. ; 'Deep in the woods, a traveling cobbler has lost his way. When he stumbles upon a cottage where a lovely young woman lives, Jonathan Dowse is smitten, for Rebecca Wyse is as fair a maiden as any he has ever set eyes on. In exchange for food and shelter, Jonathan offers his services as shoe maker. But when Rebecca pulls out a pair of worn shoes with red heels, Jonathan is frightened. It is rumored that red heels are the sign of a witch. Entranced by Rebecca's charms, however, he overcomes his doubts and agrees to restore them. That night when Rebecca puts on her red-heeled shoes, something magical occurs, and Jonathan has an amazing adventure as he learns the truth about this mysterious woman who has captured his heart.' 
Price: 9.50 USD
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716 4881 SAYERS, Dorothy Murder Must Advertise
Softcover; Mass Market PB HarperCollins: NY; c1933,1995; Very Good  
356 pages; Covers very lightly edgeworn and rubbed with a touch of light soil, faint spine creases, page edges very lightly yellowed; pages clean, none loose. A nice copy. ; Lord Peter joins a London advertising agency to solve a murder. Sayers drew on her own advertising experience when she wrote this delightful novel. The Lord Peter Wimsey books were the basis for the Masterpiece Theater television series.  
Price: 5.00 USD
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717 4576 SAYERS, Dorothy Lord Peter Views the Body
Softcover; Mass Market PB Avon: NY; c1928, 1969; Very Good+  
253 pages; Light edgewear, no spine or cover creases, pages pale brown. A nice copy. ; Twelve short stories featuring Lord Peter Wimsey dealing with twelve bizarre and tantalizing deaths.  
Price: 5.75 USD
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718 5261 SAYERS, Dorothy Unpleasantness at the Bellona Club, The
Softcover; Mass Market PB Avon: NY; c1928, 1970s; Very Good+  
Very light edgewear, page edges pale yellow. A nice copy.; It is Armistice Day and retired General Fentiman is found dead, in his regular chair, in London's Bellona Club. Sitting unnoticed for some time, nobody seems to know exactly when he died and a half million pound fortune hangs in the balance. The General was ninety years old so it must have been a natural death, all Lord Peter is asked to do is help determine the time of death...  
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719 6972 SAYERS, Dorothy L. Busman's Honeymoon
Softcover; Mass Market PB HarperCollins: NY; c1937, 1995; 403 pages Very Good 
Light spine creases, covers creased and lightly edgeworn, pages and inside covers age browned; pages clean, none loose. ; This is 'the last of the Wimsey mysteries completed by Dorothy Sayers. And while murder is hardly the best way for the newlyweds to begin their honeymoon, it is certainly the most appropriate. Their married life begins when the former owner of their newly acquired estate is found quite dead in the cellar. What Lord Peter hopes to be a private and romantic stay in the country becomes a baffling case, what with a misspelled "notise" to the milkman and a dead man who has not a spot of blood on his smashed skull and not a pence less than six hundred pounds in his pocket. In short, as Lord Peter says, "Back to the old grind. Rigor mortis and who-saw-him-last, blood-prints, information received and it-is-my-dooty-to-warn-you." Together, the newlyweds pursue the truth to its less than happy ending even as they look ahead to their lives together.' Recommended.; "Busman's Honeymoon has everything—mystery, comedy, love, and drama—all served up in Dorothy Sayers's best style."—NYTimes This author highly recommended by many Anglophile Books readers including Jerri C. of the ATS and the AT and DES email discussion groups. Image is actual copy on offer; in our attempt to show the spine this image appears curved, the book is not curved or warped. 
Price: 6.50 USD
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720 6362 SAYERS, Dorothy L. In the Teeth of the Evidence
Softcover; Mass Market PB Avon Books: NY; c1940, 1970s; 221 pages Very Good 
Faint spine creases, light cover creases, light edgewear. Pages age browned but clean and not brittle; none loose. ; Serial murder baffles local authorities, but for the ever-unshakable Lord Peter and the working-class sleuth Montague Egg, the killings are intriguing invitations to unravel postmortem puzzles, fascinating falsehoods, mysterious motives, and diabolical demises. This collection of short stories (17 stories, including two Peter Wimsey stories and five Montague Egg stories) was originally published in 1940. 
Price: 4.75 USD
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721 7178 SCARLETT, Susan [Noel Streatfeild] Under the Rainbow
Softcover; Trade PB Greyladies: Edinburgh; c1942, 2013; 257 pages As New 
A lovely unread copy.; Her children's books are well known and loved but this author also wrote a dozen 'light romance' novels under the pseudonym Susan Scarlett. This one was originally published in 1942. 'An unworldly young vicar takes into his house a crusty old aunt, his newly orphaned nephew and niece and a young woman to look after them. A bored Lady Bountiful and the stalwart and motherly housekeeper do battle, subtly and not so subtly, and spiteful gossip nearly spoils everything, but luckily, after many storms, there is gold at the end of the rainbow.' Now out-of-print.; This title reviewed and recommended by Claire author of 'The Captive Reader' blog. Image is one of actual copies on offer. 
Price: 24.50 USD
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722 7233 SCARLETT, Susan [Noel Streatfeild] Love in a Mist
Softcover; Trade PB Greyladies: Edinburgh; c1951, 2011; 209 pages Near Fine 
An unread copy received with faint edgewear and rubbing. This edition now out of print.; Her children's books are well known and loved but this author also wrote a dozen 'light romance' novels under the pseudonym Susan Scarlett.

'When four year old Paul, already somewhat pampered and spoilt, is chosen for a part in a film his unexpected good fortune triggers major family ructions. It takes all matriarch Emma Tring’s subtle diplomacy not just to avoid discord but to bring her unsettled family closer together. A theatrical theme spiced with family in-fighting, difficult children, a wiser older woman: this is what this author does best.

Noel Streatfeild spent some time in Hollywood researching the film background for her children’s novel "The Painted Garden", research which also ensures an utterly believable background for the Rose of England film studios' in this book.; Preface for this edition by Joy Wooton, member of the DES email discussion group. Now out of print, this image is of our last copy on offer. 
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723 7163 SCARLETT, Susan [Noel Streatfeild] Babbacombe's
Softcover Greyladies: Edinburgh; c1941, 2014; 262 pages As New 
A lovely book with faint edgewear; looks unread.; Her children's books are well known and loved but this author also wrote a dozen 'light romance' novels under the pseudonym Susan Scarlett. This heart-warming romance was originally published in 1941.

Into the heart of the Carson family, close, hard-working and happy, comes their disruptive and selfish cousin Dulcie, with her decidedly cheap values. George and Janet try to make her welcome and treat her as one of their own; they find her work in Babbacombe’s department store where eldest daughter Beth is just beginning her first job in Gowns, but they struggle to make allowances for her outrageous behaviour. For it is Dulcie who takes pleasure in humiliating young Girda at her school concert; it is Dulcie who jealously tries to blight the blossoming romance between Beth and the new man in Cooked Meats, David Babbacombe himself. But then it is not Dulcie, who doesn’t understand kindness and love, who lives happily ever after.; Image is one of actual copies on offer. 
Price: 21.95 USD

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724 7188 SCARLETT, Susan [Noel Streatfeild] Man in the Dark, The
Softcover; Trade PB Greyladies: Edinburgh; c1940, 2014; 234 pages As New 
A lovely unread copy.; Her children's books are well known and loved but this author also wrote a dozen 'light romance' novels under the pseudonym Susan Scarlett. This one was originally published in 1940. 'When Marda undertakes to look after the recently orphaned 17-year-old ward of blind ex-racing driver James Longford, she expects to find a sad and subdued schoolgirl. Instead she meets young American Shirley Kay, self-assured, chic and charming - and a minx. Then there is James himself. After the accident that left him blind, he has shut himself away from the world with only a repressed butler and a formidable cook to look after him. How can Marda help a man who refuses to listen to music, hates the smell of flowers and never leaves the house, to find pleasure in life again? And is Shirley going to be a help or a hindrance?'; Image is one of actual copies on offer. 
Price: 21.75 USD
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725 3067 SCHURFRANZ, Vivian Megan : Sunfire #16
Softcover; Mass Market PB Scholastic Inc.: NY; 1986; Second Printing Very Good+  
220 pages; Text block edges pale yellow, faint edgewear; no spine creases. A very nice copy. ; One of a series of historical novels for young adults. In 1867, 16 year old Megan O'Brien must give up a life of luxury in Washington, D.C. for the hardships of Alaska. Her father's job in international affairs takes the family to Sitka. Two men love Megan but it is not until vengeful fur traders (upset by her father's new rules) have kidnapped her that she realizes who her true love is.  
Price: 8.75 USD
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726 6330 SECOMBE, Fred Curate for All Seasons, A [Large Print]
Hardcover; Ex-Library F.A. Thorpe: Leicester; 1993; First Edition Thus 369 pages Illustrated by Maxine Rogers; B&W Illustrations: Good+ 
An Ulverscroft Large Print ex-library book with usual stamps and markings. Pictorial binding bumped at spine ends and corners, tiny tears at spine ends, spine creased but no binding damage, book is cocked. Skinned area on front free endpaper where library material removed. Pages yellowed, edges a bit soiled; interior pages clean. No dust wrapper, as issued.; The second book in this series; set in the Welsh valleys at the close of the Second World War. Fred, a young curate, has various adventures that are often quite humourous. The author was a curate and later a vicar in various parishes in Wales so these novels of a curate's life have an authentic ring to them. This edition says 'autobiography'. Recommended.; Recommended by Beth H. of the DES email discussion group. 
Price: 14.50 USD
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727 6259 SECOMBE, Fred How Green Was My Curate
Softcover; Mass Market PB Coronet Books: London; 1990; 186 pages Illustrated by Maxine Rogers; B&W Illustrations: Very Good 
Light spine and covers creases, light edgewear, book slightly cocked. Pages pale brown, edges a bit darker; pages clean, none loose. ; The first novel of the series. Set in the Welsh valleys at the close of the Second World War, we are introduced to Fred, a young curate, new to the village of Pontywen. His adventures are often quite humourous and we especially loved his landlady, Mrs. Richards...aka Mrs. Malaprop. The author was a curate and later a vicar in various parishes in Wales so his novels of a curate's life have an authentic ring to them. Recommended. ; Recommended by Beth H. of the DES email discussion group. 
Price: 8.75 USD
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728 2885 SETON, Anya Avalon
Hardcover; Book Club Edition Houghton Mifflin: Boston; 1965; Very Good+ in Very Good dust wrapper  
440 pages; Spine ends very lightly bumped, text block edges lightly yellowed. No binding problems, pages clean and bright; a nice copy. Dust wrapper is edgeworn, with one chip and two tiny closed tears on back panel. ; Decorated endpapers show the sea voyages of Rumon and Merewyn, two young people from 10th century England and France. Rumon is from Provence and is searching for King Arthur's Avalon. Merewyn grew up in Cornwall and is 'sustained by stubborn courage and by pride in her descent from great King Arthur. Chance - or fate - in the form of a shipwreck off the Cornish coast bring these two together and from that hour their lives are intertwined.' Seton once more brings history to life in this wonderful historical novel. Recommended .  
Price: 10.50 USD
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729 6471 SETTERFIELD, Diane The Thirteenth Tale : A Novel
Hardcover Atria: NY; 2006; Book Club Edition 406 pages Very Good+ in Very Good+ dust wrapper 
Spine ends bumped, a few smudges to page edges; interior clean and bright. Dust wrapper faintly edgeworn. A very nice copy indeed.; From the dust wrapper:'All children mythologize their birth...So begins the prologue of reclusive author Vida Winter's collection of stories, which are as famous for the mystery of the missing thirteenth tale as they are for the delight and enchantment of the twelve that do exist.

The enigmatic Winter has spent six decades creating various outlandish life histories for herself -- all of them inventions that have brought her fame and fortune but have kept her violent and tragic past a secret. Now old and ailing, she at last wants to tell the truth about her extraordinary life. She summons biographer Margaret Lea, a young woman for whom the secret of her own birth, hidden by those who loved her most, remains an ever-present pain. Struck by a curious parallel between Miss Winter's story and her own, Margaret takes on the commission.

As Vida disinters the life she meant to bury for good, Margaret is mesmerized. It is a tale of gothic strangeness featuring the Angelfield family, including the beautiful and willful Isabelle, the feral twins Adeline and Emmeline, a ghost, a governess, a topiary garden and a devastating fire.

Margaret succumbs to the power of Vida's storytelling but remains suspicious of the author's sincerity. She demands the truth from Vida, and together they confront the ghosts that have haunted them while becoming, finally, transformed by the truth themselves.

"The Thirteenth Tale" is a love letter to reading, a book for the feral reader in all of us, a return to that rich vein of storytelling that our parents loved and that we loved as children.'; 'A compelling emotional mystery in the timeless vein of Daphne du Maurier's "Rebecca", about family secrets and the magic of books and storytelling.' 
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730 2768 SEVERIN,Timothy Oriental Adventure : Explorers of the East
Hardcover Little, Brown & Company: Boston; 1976; First US Edition Very Good- in Very Good- dust wrapper  
240 pages; Brown cloth binding has bumped and worn (not to boards) spine ends and corners. A bit of residue from dust wrapper on spine tail (corresponding small dampstain on dw). A few smudges on page edges; interior pages clean and bright, no binding problems. No remainder mark. Unclipped dust wrapper is lightly rubbed and edgeworn with a few creases and tiny chips.; Illustrated with maps, drawings, photographs in b&w and colour. This survey 'unfolds the six--hundred-year drama of the exploration of the East by the travelers, scholars, and diplomats of Europe' such as: Marco Polo, Yermak, Jesuit priests, Thomas Coryat, the officers of the Great Trigonometrical Survey of India, Marc Aurel Stein, and Sven Hedin.  
Price: 16.50 USD
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731 902 SEVERY, Merle (Ed.) Age of Chivalry
Hardcover National Geographic Society: Washington, D.C.; 1969; First Edition 378 pages Color Illustrations: Very Good in Good dust wrapper 
Spine ends bumped, some of dust wrapper has adhered to bottom edge. No binding problems, interior pages clean and bright. Edgworn dust wrapper has laminate peeling in spots, large 2" chip missing from back panel, smaller chip out of front panel. There are several small closed tears and a dampstain at bottom of front flap. ; A fascinating look at the pageant of eleven centuries that come alive in more than 400 color illustrations. Also included is a wonderful 16-page foldout which details the full sweep of the Bayeux Tapestry - a priceless panorama of life in the Middle Ages.  
Price: 12.50 USD
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732 6320 SEYMOUR, Miranda Ottoline Morrell: Life on the Grand Scale
Hardcover Farrar Straus & Giroux: NY; 1993; First US Edition 452 pages B&W Photographs: Very Good+ in Very Good+ dust wrapper 
Corners and bottom edge lightly bumped. Unclipped dust wrapper lightly edgeworn with one tiny closed tear. Book review from 1993 "The New Republic' laid in. A lovely copy.; Lady Ottoline Morrell (1873-1938) was one of the most controversial figures of the Bloomsbury era. This biography is 'based on complete access to the Morrell famiy archives and to the Bertrand Russell correspondence.' 'This is an elegant, lively portrait of British literary society and the definitive biography of one of the era's most celebrated partrons of the arts.' 
Price: 22.75 USD
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733 7040 SHAFFER, Mary Ann And Annie Barrows The Guernsey Literary and Potato Peel Pie Society
Hardcover The Dial Press: NY; 2008; Second Printing 278 pages Near Fine in Near Fine dust wrapper 
Spine ends and two corners lightly bumped. Unclipped dust wrapper very lightly edgeworn. A very nice copy indeed.; “ I wonder how the book got to Guernsey? Perhaps there is some sort of secret homing instinct in books that brings them to their perfect readers.” January 1946: London is emerging from the shadow of the Second World War, and writer Juliet Ashton is looking for her next book subject. Who could imagine that she would find it in a letter from a man she’s never met, a native of the island of Guernsey, who has come across her name written inside a book by Charles Lamb….

As Juliet and her new correspondent exchange letters, Juliet is drawn into the world of this man and his friends—and what a wonderfully eccentric world it is. The Guernsey Literary and Potato Peel Pie Society—born as a spur-of-the-moment alibi when its members were discovered breaking curfew by the Germans occupying their island—boasts a charming, funny, deeply human cast of characters, from pig farmers to phrenologists, literature lovers all.

Juliet begins a remarkable correspondence with the society’s members, learning about their island, their taste in books, and the impact the recent German occupation has had on their lives. Captivated by their stories, she sets sail for Guernsey, and what she finds will change her forever.

Written with warmth and humor as a series of letters, this novel is a celebration of the written word in all its guises, and of finding connection in the most surprising ways." Highly recommended.
; Recommended by Linda S, Sharon D., and several members of the DES and AT email discussion groups, including Kristi J., Julie B., Louise D., Laura N. 'My local Book Club loved it so much we talk about a possible trip to Guernsey. Isn't that one of the things a good book will do for us, make us want to see and experience the locale for ourselves'? and Susan D. '...such a wonderful read I can't say enough good things about it. It is full of humour and humanity and decency and love and war and mystery and betrayal and marvellous characters. Oh, and books. It's a quintessential perfect read for any Dessie.' Image is actual copy on offer. 
Price: 12.00 USD
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734 1521 SHARP, Margery Foolish Gentlewoman, The
Hardcover Collins: London; 1948; Second Printing 256 pages Very Good in Very Good- dust wrapper 
First printing was June, 1948, this second printing dated July 1948. Spine head and tail and bottom corners bumped and slightly faded, green cloth boards have a white spot on front top board edge. Page edges lightly soiled and age browned; no binding problems. Yellowed dust wrapper, not price clipped, edgeworn with a few chips and tears. ; Isabel Brocken, a widow, lives in Chipping Lodge. It is the only house on Chipping Hill, eight miles from Charing Cross in London. In June, 1946 her brother comes to stay with her while bomb damage to his home is being repaired. Their interaction with each other, the servants, and other relatives that appear and stay, are the basis for another fun novel by this author.  
Price: 19.50 USD
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735 7010 SHARP, Margery Stone of Chastity, The
Hardcover Little, Brown & Company: Boston; 1940; First US Edition 280 pages Very Good- in Good dust wrapper 
"First Edition" stated on copyright page with "Published October 1940" beneath. Spine ends bumped, cloth edges lightly worn but not torn or worn to boards. Page edges soiled and foxed as are pastedowns and endpapers (seen before in this edition). A single page has a series of numbers (phone number?) in ink on bottom margin. Clipped dust wrapper is sunned and edgeworn with several small chips and tears. One closed tear repaired with tape by previous owner. Cloth binding and matching dw have a wonderful illustration by Robert Ball. ; There was once a stepping stone in the little village of Gillenham. Only the chaste could use it to cross the stream without falling into the stream. The stone first appeared in Norse legend. Quite by accident, Professor Pounce found a reference to the stone in a manuscript journal from 1803 in the attic of a country house (while his hosts were looking for him to play bridge). According to the journal, the stone still kept its magical powers. Professor Pounce stirs up a veritable tempest in a beer mug among the good people of the village when he tries to track down the elusive stone and restore it to the stream. Recommended.; I loved 'Stone of Chastity'.-Recommended by Holly H. of the ATS and the AT and DES email discussion groups and 'delightful'- Frances of the DES, AT, and Elizabeth Goudge email discussion lists. '...is the silliest, daftest, and most laugh-out-loud joyful [by this author]. One of my top picks for a rainy day re-read, or a bad cold re-read, or just a bad day re-read...' says Scott, owner of the "Furrowed Middlebrow" blog. Image is actual copy on offer. 
Price: 23.95 USD
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736 7166 SHARP, Margery The Rescuers, a fantasy
Hardcover; Ex-Library Little, Brown & Company: Boston; c1959; Seventeenth Printing 149 pages Illustrated by Garth Williams; B Un: Very Good- in Very Good- dust wrapper 
An ex-library copy with the expected stamps, markings, and pocket. Blue cloth binding with silver spine lettering sunned at top edge, spine ends and corners bumped, old dust wrapper protection residue on pastedowns and flaps of dw where it was once attached to book. Pages age yellowed, edges a bit soiled, interior pages clean. Unclipped dust wrapper lightly edgeworn and a bit soiled, torn at spine, torn and chipped at rear flap. No library markings on dw but an old label shadow on spine. A reading copy. ; Our introduction to Miss Bianca, Bernard, and Nils. Their adventure is set in motion by the venerable mouse organization the Prisoners' Aid Society. The three mice must rescue a poet from the dreadful Black Castle. Wonderfully illustrated by Garth Williams. This series was the basis for 'The Rescuers' films.; Image is actual copy on offer. 
Price: 9.25 USD
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737 7168 SHARP, Margery Miss Bianca in the Antarctic
Hardcover; Ex-Library Little, Brown & Company: Boston; 1971; First Edition 134 pages Illustrated by Erik Blegvad; B&W Illustrations: Good in Very Good- dust wrapper 
Ex-library copy with the expected stamps, markings, and pocket. Rust cloth binding fraying at bumped spine ends, corners bumped and worn to boards. Dust wrapper bits on pastedowns where it was once attached to book. Page edges a bit soiled, a few page corners creased as bookmarks, a few soil spots in margins. Price clipped dust wrapper lightly edgeworn and very lightly soiled, skinned areas on back of flaps, shadowed and skinned area on sunned spine from removed library label. A reading copy.; The sixth exciting adventure featuring the lovely and intrepid mouse Miss Bianca and her friend Bernard. The poet saved in the first book of the series, 'The Rescuers' is in trouble again! After joining a Scientific Expedition to the Antarctic he has become trapped in the whirlwinds and breaking ice fields. We especially like the penguin illustrations. This series was the basis for 'The Rescuers' films.; Image is actual copy on offer. 
Price: 9.95 USD
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738 7167 SHARP, Margery Miss Bianca in the Salt Mines
Hardcover; Ex-Library Little, Brown & Company: Boston; c1966; Reprint; Third Printing 148 pages Illustrated by Garth Williams; B&W Illustrations: Good in Good+ dust wrapper 
Ex-library copy with the expected stamps, markings, and pocket. Spine ends bumped with tiny tears, corners bumped and worn to boards on top corners. Skinned areas and old dust wrapper protection residue on pastedowns and flaps of dw where it was once attached to book. Pages age yellowed, edges darker and a bit soiled, interior pages clean. Top corner clipped dust wrapper has Little Brown $6.95 price sticker on bottom front flap. Edgeworn and a bit soiled, creased, skinned area on spine, torn at flap edges, scratches on front panel. No library markings on dw but an old label shadow on spine. A reading copy.; The fourth exciting adventure featuring the lovely and intrepid mouse Miss Bianca and her loyal friend Bernard. This time they must rescue a small boy, Teddy-Age-Eight, from a mouse-size city of salt! More delightful illustrations by Garth Williams. This series was the basis for 'The Rescuers' films.; Image is actual copy on offer. 
Price: 7.95 USD
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739 5954 SHARP, Margery Martha in Paris
Hardcover Collins: London; 1962; First British Edition 160 pages Very Good in Very Good dust wrapper 
Spine ends lightly bumped, page edges faintly foxed, previous owner name and date on front free endpaper; interior pages clean, no binding problems. Dust wrapper, price clipped, is slightly edgeworn with a lightly soiled rear white panel and a tiny closed tear. A nice copy. ; In this sequel to "The Eye of Love" we learn what happens to 18 year-old Martha when she goes to Paris to learn how to paint.; "I loved the Martha books."-Recommended by Holly H., Frances B., and Louise D. of the ATS, and the AT and DES email discussion groups. 
Price: 18.50 USD
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740 7024 SHARP, Margery Martha, Eric and George
Hardcover Little, Brown & Company: Boston; 1964; First US Edition 177 pages Very Good in Good+ dust wrapper 
Spine ends and corners bumped; pastedowns and endpapers very lightly foxed; interior pages are clean and bright, no binding problems. Unclipped dust wrapper has red marker through original price and large 2.00 written on flap. Lightly soiled wrapper edgeworn and rubbed with a few closed tears, spine sunned and foxed. ; "Why should it always be the woman, asked Martha, who's landed with a little illegit?" Martha also appeared in "The Eye of Love" and "Martha in Paris".; Recommended by Rebecca C., owner of the now lost Margery Sharp website and member of the AT email discussion list. 'Part III of the 'Martha' trilogy, and a wonderful wrap-up to the story of this fascinating character. A clever, funny read--with tenderness in unexpected places. You'll love it!' "I loved the Martha books."-Recommended by Holly H., Frances B., and Louise D. of the ATS, and the AT and DES email discussion groups. Image is actual copy on offer. 
Price: 14.75 USD
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741 5775 SHAW, Rebecca Talk of the Village
Softcover; Mass Market PB Orion Books: London; c1995,1999; 263 pages Very Good 
No spine creases, a bit of edgewear and rubbing, two scratches on rear cover. Page edges pale yellow; interior pages clean, none loose.; Part of the author's Tales from Turnham Malpas series. 'Turnham Malpas is alive with gossip. Does pushy newcomer Venetia have her eye on Peter, the handsome Rector? And is Jeremy, her husband, really making a success of the new health club? Whispers are even afflicting older inhabitants, and soon the village which the Rector united is divided again.'; Recommended by Geraldine H. of the DES email discussion group and Linda S. of the JASNA. 
Price: 9.25 USD
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742 1694 Sheehy, Gail Love Sounds
Hardcover Random House: New York; 1970; First US Edition Very Good- in Very Good dust wrapper  
213 pages; Spine tail bumped, rear corner soiled and dampstained, rear pastedown has a corresponding stain. Binding is in excellent condition; pages clean and bright. Dust wrapper, not price clipped, has interior rear dampstain and one small closed tear. ; Author's first book. The tale of the disintegration of a young couple's marriage.  
Price: 10.00 USD
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743 2872 SHERIDAN, Anne-Marie Summoned To Darkness
Hardcover; Book Club Edition Simon & Schuster: NY; 1978; Very Good+ in Very Good dust wrapper  
214 pages; Spine ends very lightly bumped, no binding problems, pages clean and bright. Dust wrapper, is a bit edgeworn and rather rubbed. ; Set during Venice's 1891 Carnival, '90-year-old recluse Giles Demaury, patriarch of the great international art-dealing and auctioneering Demaury family, summons his clan from around the world (France, Germany, the US, and England) to gather at his palazzo." A baroque suspense novel.  
Price: 8.75 USD
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744 1056 Sheridan, Jane My Lady Hoyden
Hardcover St Martin's Press: New York; 1981; Book Club Edition Very Good- in Very Good dust wrapper  
344 pages; Cocked, one corner bumped to board, bottom edge lightly worn. Dust wrapper rubbed and worn, especially at extremities. Portion of a Sargent portrait on front cover of dw. ; Lady Amanda, a handful for her proper Victorian parents, is forced into an unpleasant marriage. She only desires two things: a career as a nurse and the man she loves. Unfortunately, one is beneath her station and the other is her sister's husband. So she flees to Imperial France. . .  
Price: 6.50 USD
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745 966 SHREVE, Anita Resistance
Hardcover Little, Brown & Company: Boston; 1995; First US Edition Very Good+ in Very Good+ dust wrapper  
222 pages; No remainder mark. Dust wrapper, not price clipped, is rubbed.; 'Just as the Nazi occupation forces have drained Claire's village in Belgium of coffee, meat, and chocolate, the war has also depleted whatever joy there may have been in her marriage. ' While her husband Henri is away on Resistance work, Claire (a nurse and interpreter also active in the Maquis) takes in a badly wounded American pilot who recovers in their farmhouse attic. A story of 'passion, self-discovery, and sacrifice. ' An engrossing story and basis for 2003 movie starring Bill Paxton and Julia Ormond.  
Price: 10.50 USD
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746 5687 SHROPSHIRE, Mike and Frank Schaefer Thorny Rose of Texas : an Intimate Portrait of Governor Ann Richards
Hardcover Birch Lane Press: NY; 1994; First US Edition 271 pages B&W Photographs: Very Good in Very Good+ dust wrapper 
Vertical spine crease that does not damage binding, spine ends faintly bumped. Unclipped dust wrapper faintly edgeworn. A nice copy. ; Published while Ann Richards was running for re-election for Governor of Texas (which she lost). It is 'based on some 200 interviews with Richards' family and her closest friends, political allies, and critics.' 
Price: 8.00 USD
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747 7063 SHUTE, Nevil [Norway] No Highway
Softcover; Mass Market PB Ballentine Books: NY; c1948, 1969; 250 pages Very Good- 
Covers edgeworn and creased, a tiny tear on rear cover, pages pale brown but not brittle; none loose. Previous owner pencil notes on "Books by Nevil Shute" page. ; Basis for the 1951 film of the same name (US title No Highway in the Sky). "An aviation engineer himself, Nevil Shute writes about the development of a gigantic British airliner, and the agonizing decision of one man-an obscure research scientist-who predicts that a vital part of the plane will fail in flight."; Recommended by blogger Thomas at My Porch and Sheila of the DES email discussion group. This author recommended by Kristi J, Tricia K, Sylvia C, Amy B, Deb H, and Perry P amongst other of the DES email discussion group and Louise D. of the AT and DES email discussion groups. Image is actual copy on offer. 
Price: 7.95 USD
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748 6495 SHUTE, Nevil [Norway] Town Like Alice, A [The Legacy]
Softcover; Mass Market PB Ballentine Books: NY; c1950,1981; 277 pages Very Good- 
Light spine and cover creases, covers edgeworn, tiny hole on back cover, pages age browned but clean; none loose.; Basis for the 1981 television mini-series.; The story of Jean Paget, a young Englishwoman, 'who miraculously survived a Japanese "death march" in World War II, and of an Australian soldier, also a prisoner of war, who offered to help her...' An interesting article by the author about this book available at http://www.nevilshute.org/at lanotes.php 
Price: 6.75 USD
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749 6958 SICILIANO, Sam Angel of the Opera, The : Sherlock Holmes Meets The Phantom of the Opera
Hardcover Otto Penzler Books: NY; 1994; First US Edition 256 pages Very Good in Very Good+ dust wrapper 
Spine head bumped, book slightly cocked; pages clean and bright. Unclipped dust wrapper very lightly edgeworn, white rear panel faintly soiled. A nice copy.; Based on characters created by Sir Arthur Conan Doyle and Gaston Leroux. What if Erik, the Phantom of the Opera met the greatest consulting detective of all time? Paris 1890, the beleagured managers of the Opera ask Sherlock Holmes for help, will he cross the Channel and unlock the 'true secrets motivating the infamous Phantom'? As usual, nothing is quite as it seems at first...; Image is actual book offered. 
Price: 24.75 USD
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750 444 Sienkiewicz, Henryk; Trans From The Polish by Jeremiah Curtin Quo Vadis ; A Narrative of the Time of Nero
Hardcover Int'l Collectors Library: Garden City, NY; N.D.; 564 pages Good 
No DJ as issued; spine head and foot and corners bumped and worn. 
Price: 6.00 USD
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751 273 Signoret, Simone Adieu, Volodya
Hardcover Random House: NY; 1986; First US Edition 418 pages Very Good in Very Good dust wrapper 
Top board edges faded;dust wrapper, price cut, is rubbed and scored.; Novel of two generations of Jewish emigre families living in Paris between the two World Wars. Written by the famous French movie actress.  
Price: 11.00 USD
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752 5866 SMITH, Alexander McCall Sunday Philosophy Club, The
Hardcover Pantheon: NY; 2004; First US Edition 247 pages Very Good+ in Very Good+ dust wrapper 
Spine ends very lightly bumped, a few faint smudges to page edges. Unclipped dust wrapper is faintly edgeworn. A very nice copy indeed.; The first volume of the Isabel Dalhousie series, set in Edinburgh, is 'filled with thorny characters and a Scottish atmosphere thick as a highland mist'. ; "My favorite series by this author."-Norma H. "' The Isabel Dalhousie series... is my favourite of his series. I love Isabel & her moral dilemmas." - Lyn B., author of the 'I Prefer Reading' blog and member of the DES email discussion group. 
Price: 9.75 USD
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753 5967 SMITH, Alexander McCall No. 1 Ladies' Detective Agency, The
Softcover; Trade PB Anchor Books: NY; c1998, 2002; Reprint Very Good+  
235 pages; No spine or cover creases, light edgewear. A very nice copy.; The first title in the series featuring Preciouse Ramotswe who begins a detective agency in Botswana to 'help people with the problems in their lives'.; This series recommended by several members of the AT and DES email discussion groups. Published @ $11.95.  
Price: 5.00 USD
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754 6861 SMITH, Alexander McCall Heavenly Date and Other Flirtations
Hardcover Canongate Books: NY; 2003; Third Printing 200 pages Near Fine in Near Fine dust wrapper 
Spine ends faintly bumped; no binding problems; book clean and bright. Dust wrapper has faintest edgewear and rubbing. A lovely copy. ; Nine short stories about the 'trials, tribulations and delights of dating.' First published in the UK in 1995, this US edition published in 2003.; Dust wrapper matches sample image. 
Price: 9.75 USD
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755 7039 SMITH, Alexander McCall Dog Who Came in From the Cold, The
Softcover; Trade PB Anchor Books: NY; c2011, 2012; First Printing 290 pages Very Good+ 
One light cover crease, bottom page edges pale yellow, a few page corners creased. No spine creases; a nice copy.; The second book in this prolific author's Corduroy Mansions series set in London. 'The further adventures of Freddie de la Hay, Pimlico terrier, and the wonderfully motley crew of his fellow residents.'; Published @ $15.00. Image is actual copy on offer. 
Price: 8.00 USD
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756 6843 SMITH, Dodie I Capture the Castle
Softcover; Trade PB St Martin's Griffin: NY; c1948, 1998; 343 pages B&W Illustrations: Very Good+ 
A nice copy. No spine or cover creases, covers lightly edgeworn, a few faint smudges to page edges. This edition has a short list of discussion questions and a very short biography of the author. ; Basis for the BBC film released in 2003. The first novel by this author, who was best known for '101 Dalmations', written while she lived in the United States in the 1940's. This is one of the most enchanting and unusual coming of age stories. Set in a three-quarters ruined 600-year-old castle in the English countryside, the book is the journal of seventeen-year-old Cassandra. She is teaching herself to write, and does very well indeed at "capturing the castle. " She is growing up amid poverty along with her twenty-one year old sister Rose, her smart younger brother, her stepmother model, Topaz, and her eccentric father, stymied by writer's block for many years. Cassandra candidly chronicles the changes wrought by the arrival of Simon from America, heir to the nearby manor house and their landlord, along with his brother Neil and voluble mother. The devoted and shockingly handsome Stephen (penurious castle help), a charming Vicar, and a greasy photographer from London, round out the characters. Totally engaging...you will love it.; Recommended by Sulie and Holly H. of the DES email discussion group and by J. K. Rowling. Book matches sample image. 
Price: 8.75 USD
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757 7261 SMITH, Dodie Town in Bloom, The
Hardcover Little, Brown & Company: Boston; 1965; First US Edition 271 pages Good+ 
Soiled red boards, sunned spine with bumped ends, pages age yellowed but clean, edges a bit darker and slightly soiled; no binding problems. No dust wrapper. ; "A beguiling tale, at once nostalgic and candid about coming of age and the healing effects of time, this 1965 novel reveals much of the author's love of theater in the story of a determined young Lancashire girl arriving in London. Mouse never did fully suit her nickname—tiny she may have been, but timid, never. Within 24 hours of her arrival in the city, she had bluffed her way into an audition at a famous theater, infuriated its forceful young stage director, and amused its kind (if quite amoral) actor-manager. She won, not a part, but at least a toehold as a junior secretary. Soon she has befriended Molly, a baby-faced six-footer, and elegant, ambitious Lilian. Later there was also Zelle—rich, generous, enigmatic, and responsible for an outing to Suffolk village pageant which proved a turning point for them all.
Born near Manchester, Dodie Smith was already bitten by the theater bug when she entered St Paul's Girls School in London, and though she went on to become a remarkably unsuccessful actress, she later became a playwright and novelist of considerable acclaim, beloved for her children's book 'The Hundred and One Dalmatians'. Her first novel, 'I Capture the Castle'—was voted #82 of Britain's 100 best-loved novels as part of the BBC's Big Read—was followed by a string books known for their vivacious style and warm characters."
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Price: 12.50 USD
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758 7101 SMITH, Dodie New Moon with the Old, The
Softcover; Mass Market PB Corsair: London; c1963, 2012; 377 pages As New 
Unread copy received with faint edgewear.; The author of the delightful 'I Capture the Castle' provides us with another enchanting novel. Devotees of D.E. Stevenson will smile at the similarities between secretary-housekeeper Jane Minton and many a Stevenson heroine. Jane is warmly welcomed by two brothers, two sisters and a pair of loyal maids to an English country home that is as comfortable as one could wish. Disaster strikes the absentee father, though, giving the opportunity for all five main characters to find their feet in life. It is hard to say which character holds the most compelling (and amusing) story. The steps each sibling and Jane take to make their way in life are wholly engrossing. It is guaranteed the reader will find kinship with Merry, Drew, Clare, Richard or Jane, as each of their adventures is relayed in turn.; Warmly recommended by Holly H., Kristi J., and Tom J. of the AT and DES email discussion lists and by Joan B. of the AT email discussion list. Image is one of actual copies on offer. 
Price: 11.50 USD
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759 2428 SMITH, Susan Bedell Reflected Glory : the Life of Pamela Churchill Harriman
Hardcover Simon & Schuster: New York; 1996; Reprint Very Good in Very Good+ dust wrapper  
559 pages; Bottom text block edge has black remainder mark. Spine ends and bottom corners bumped. Pages clean and bright, no binding problems. Dust wrapper, not price clipped, is faintly rubbed and edgeworn. A nice copy.  
Price: 7.50 USD
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760 6437 SOMERSET, Anne Ladies-In-Waiting: From the Tudors to the Present Day
Hardcover Alfred A. Knopf: NY; 1984; First US Edition 342 pages B&W Illustrations: Good+ in Very Good- dust wrapper 
Spine ends lightly bumped, corners bumped revealing boards on two corners; no binding problems. Red remainder mark on top page edge, page edges pale yellow, bottom edge of last 40 pages rippled; interior pages clean. Unclipped dust wrapper edgeworn with a few closed tears and creases.; 'Far from being servants or decorative accessories in court, ladies-in-waiting competed for real positions of power--and many succeeded in their goals, sometimes betraying their queens in the process. A few even became royal mistresses. Drawing on a wide variety of primary sources, this lively, full-scale study by a bestselling author combines anecdote with searching analysis to create social history at its most colorful and entertaining.' 
Price: 11.75 USD
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761 6709 SOREL, Nancy Caldwell Women Who Wrote the War, The
Hardcover Arcade Publishing: NY; 1999; First US Edition 458 pages B&W Photographs: Very Good in Very Good+ dust wrapper 
Bumped spine ends, just revealing board at top edge, a few pages creased, some faint smudges to page edges. Unclipped dustwrapper has light edgewear.; 'This book eloquently demonstrates the role female war correspondents played in bringing the war to the people at home in the US. As women, they brought a different outlook to the battlefields of WWII, and reported what they witnessed with a new sensibility. Their experience was devastating at one moment, heartwarming the next, as they struggled for equality in a profession dominated by men.' Recommended by Dan Rather.; Front cover matches sample image. 
Price: 14.75 USD
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762 6391 SOUHAMI, Diana Mrs. Keppel and Her Daughter
Hardcover St Martin's Press: New York; 1997; Third Printing 338 pages B&W Photographs: Very Good+ in Near Fine dust wrapper 
Spine ends bumped; a very nice copy indeed. Unclipped dust wrapper faintly edgeworn. ; A dual biography of the last mistress of King Edward VII who believed that discretion was everything and her daughter, Violet Trefusis, who was willing to give up everything for the forbidden love of Vita Sackville-West. Mrs. Keppel was the great-grandmother of Camilla Parker-Bowles, wife of the current Prince of Wales.' 
Price: 12.75 USD
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763 6567 SOUTH, Sheri Cobb Miss Darby's Duenna
Softcover; Trade PB Prinnyworld Press: 1999; 217 pages Very Good+ 
No spine or cover creases, bumped bottom corner; faint edgewear; looks unread. A very nice copy.; Convinced that his fiancee is playing him false, Sir Harry Hawthorne disguises himself as a woman in order to keep her under his watchful eye, with unforeseen complications.; 'A light and lively romp written with humor and grace...in a tone just right for comedy and romance. For readers new to the Regency novel which devolved from Jane Austen via Georgette Heyer, Miss Darby's Duenna could be taken as a textbook. It details many of the places and customs familiar to readers of this sub-genre. From the weak lemonade and stale bread at Almack's Assembly to the thinly sliced ham at Vauxhall Gardens; from the betting books at White's Club to Covent Garden, we're given a tour of the early nineteenth century London of the 'beau monde.' All the while, we're treated to a classic Regency romp.' 
Price: 10.00 USD
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764 5109 SPALDING, Frances Vanessa Bell
Softcover; Trade PB Harvest/HBJ: San Diego; c1983, 1985; Very Good  
B&W Photographs; 399 pages; Spine creased, covers lightly edgeworn and rubbed, pages lightly soiled.; Biography of Virginia Woolf's sister, a central figure of the Bloomsbury Group. Until this book was published she she was its most elusive member. This biography 'brings her powerful, magnetic personality into clarity, revealing the complex emotions beneath her surface serenity, her gift for the "handling of life" (as Virginia called it) and her lifelong commitment to art. An important part of this biography is devoted to her painting, her harmonious working relationship with Duncan Grant, and their contribution to English art and decoration.'  
Price: 10.00 USD
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765 2359 SPIELMAN, M.H. and G.S. Layard Life and Work of Kate Greenaway
Hardcover Bracken Books: London; c1905,1986; 301 pages Very Good in Very Good dust wrapper 
Spine head lightly bumped, no binding problems, pages clean and bright. Two small indentations on back cover with corresponding marks on rear dust wrapper panel. Dust wrapper, not price cut, is lightly rubbed and faintly edgeworn. A nice copy of a lovely book. ; Illustrated with colour and b&w drawings and photographs this biography was written four years after her death by two of Miss Greenway's friends. It is a loving tribute to one of the best loved and enduring of all illustrators. She was a great friend of John Ruskin's and much of her correspondence with him is included in this book. She was also an admirer of Edward Burne-Jones's work. 
Price: 24.50 USD
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766 3819 STANLEY, Diane Stanley and Peter Vennema Good Queen Bess
Hardcover Harper Collins: NY; c1990,2001; First Edition Thus Illustrated by Diane Stanley: Very Good+ in Very Good+ dust wrapper  
Color Illustrations; Unpaginated pages; A new book with one bottom corner faintly bumped. A lovely copy. ; 'She was a queen whose strong will, shrewd diplomacy, religious tolerance and great love for her subjects won the hearts of her people and the admiration of her enemies. This delightful book brilliantly captures the character of the long reigning monarch and puts her actions in the context of her life so they can be better appreciated.' For ages 7 and up.; Published @ $16.95.  
Price: 10.75 USD
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767 7048 STANNARD, Dorothy (Ed.) Great Gardens of Britain and Ireland
Softcover; Trade PB Insight Guides: 344 pages Colour Photographs: Near Fine 
A lovely new copy with faintest edgewear.; A fully illustrated guide to the gardens of the British Isles, featuring more than 320 of the best gardens open to the public. It includes beautiful photography and expert text about the history of garden design and plant origins. All gardens plotted on regional maps, brief notes on accomodations and local pubs also listed.' The yellow pages at the back of the book contain useful addresses and websites, a glossary of garden terms and a further reading list.' An excellent tool for planning an excursion or for wonderful armchair dreaming.; Published @ $23.95, this guide is no longer in print. Image is actual copy on offer. 
Price: 9.95 USD
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768 6552 STEAD, Chrstina House of All Nations
Hardcover Angus and Robertson: London; c1938, 1974; First Edition Thus 787 pages Very Good in Very Good+ dust wrapper 
Faint sunning to edges of green boards, light soil to pale yellow page edges, a few page edges have tiny chips. Price clipped dust wrapper has publisher's price sticker on bottom front flap, very light edgewear. ; The story of a pirvate Swiss banking house in Paris during the interwar period. This "forgotten" Australian author recommended by Jonathan Franzen.; This oversized book will not fit safely in the Int'l. Priority mail envelope. "This is a vast panoramic novel that explores the intrigues, swindles, and manipulations of international finance, exposing themes that are as relevant today as when first published in 1939." 'Combined with her Hogarthian humor, brilliant vocabulary, high-keyed imagination, the result is one of the most savage satires on 'the principle of money' since Balzac' - "Time". 
Price: 32.50 USD
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769 349 Stearn, Jess Matter Of Immortality, Dramatic Evidence Of Survival
Hardcover Atheneum: NY; 1976; First US Edition 8vo ; 300 pages Very Good in Very Good dust wrapper 
Text block edge dusty; dw edgewear and one small tear at rear flap 
Price: 9.50 USD
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770 899 STERN, G.B. Young Matriarch
Hardcover Tom Stacey Ltd: London; c1942,1971; Reprint Very Good+ in Very Good dust wrapper  
652 pages; Spine ends bumped, text block edges faintly yellow. Dust wrapper, not price cut, is edgeworn with two short tears and a small hole in the inner front flap. ; A wonderful tale of the Rakonitz family, the strongest members of which are usually women. The extended family is now in London, the US, and Europe and we follow them from the late 19th century until the beginning of World War II. Recommended. '  
Price: 10.00 USD
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771 1840 STEVENSON, D.E. [Dorothy Emily] Fair Miss Fortune, The
Softcover; Trade PB Greyladies: Edinburgh; 2011; 223 pages New 
A new book.; Written in the 1930's but never before published, this edition contains letters concerning the book between the author and her agent. We recommend reading the letters after reading the novel as they contain 'spoilers'.

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

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772 7117 STEVENSON, D.E. [Dorothy Emily] English Air, The
Softcover; Trade PB Greyladies: Edinburgh; c1940, 2014; First Edition Thus 355 pages New 
A new book. All copies received from printer with very light edgewear and faint horizontal ripples on spines. ; This novel was written in 1940, near the beginning of World War II. It is set in England before, and just after, the start of World War II. In 1938 Franz von Heiden, son of a Nazi official and an Englishwoman who died when he was a child, comes to England to visit his English cousins. Life in England is not what he expected, and he reports this to his father back in Germany. Completed on 29 February, 1940, before the US had entered the war, DES hoped this book would explain the British attitude to the war to her American readers.This edition now out of print.; Many of the incidents in this story are true. This title reviewed and recommended by Lyn B., author of the 'I Prefer Reading' blog and member of the DES email discussion group. She chose it as one of her top ten books for 2014. Image is one of actual copies on offer. 
Price: 21.95 USD
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773 3360 STEVENSON, D.E. [Dorothy Emily] Alister and Co. & It's Nice to Be Me : Children's Poems
Softcover Anglophile Books: Lancaster, CA; c1940 & 1943, 2002; First Edition Thus 45 pages As New 
A new booklet with a tape binding.; D.E. Stevenson (Dorothy Emily Peploe) is best known as a novelist, publishing almost a novel a year from the mid 1903's until her retirement in 1970. Her books of children's poetry were published in 1940 in the US and in 1943 in Great Britain. They have long been out of print. This volume, published by arrangement with her heirs, combines the poems from both books and makes them available to many of her admirers for the first time. ; Publisher's recommended price of $12.50 listed in Bowker's Books in Print. New 13 digit ISBN is 978-0-9716612-1-9. 
Price: 9.95 USD
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774 6927 STEVENSON, D.E. [Dorothy Emily] Found in the Attic
Softcover; Trade PB Greyladies: Edinburgh; 2013; 267 pages B&W Photographs: New 
A new book. ; A selection from the unpublished papers 'found in the attic' by the author's granddaughter. They include short stories (including a gentle revenge on critics, an eccentric maid, a ventriloquist desperate for work and a very human burglar); verse (a burlesque, some war poems); two delightfully witty one-act plays, and articles and talks on books and writing. Illustrated with some wonderful family photographs. The articles on books and writing especially offer a compelling insight into this beloved author. Recommended.This edition now out of print.; "A very interesting glimpse into the mind and personality of D.E. Stevenson." From the wonderful preface by Jerri Chase, member of the ATS, and AT and DE Stevenson discussion groups. Also recommended by Sylvia C. of the DES email discussion group. 
Price: 21.95 USD
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775 7231 STEVENSON, D.E. [Dorothy Emily] Five Windows
Paperback; Trade PB Greyladies: Edinburgh; c1953, 2016; 358 pages New 
A new copy. ; One of the rather scarce titles by this wonderful author. Set in the Scottish Border hills, Edinburgh, and London. Cover image is from the original 1953 UK edition.; 'Set in the same Scottish Border country as 'Music in the Hills' and 'Winter and Rough Weather' ['Shoulder The Sky'] , this story is seen through the eyes of someone born and bred amongst the bold, round border hills. David Kirke's childhood is sheltered, his nature is gentle and peaceable; he is no hero of romance but a human being with faults and failings which lead him into trouble when he adventures into the world to seek his fortune. The background of the book are the hills of home and the noise and bustle of London; in the foreground are the people, alive, vigorous, and full of responsibility, who play their parts in the shaping of David's life.' "One of my favourite authors."- Lyn B., author of the 'I Prefer Reading' blog and member of the DE Stevenson email discussion group. 
Price: 22.50 USD
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776 6717 STEVENSON, D.E. [Dorothy Emily] Portrait of Saskia
Softcover; Trade PB Greyladies: Edinburgh; 2011; 291 pages New 
A new book.; Another publication of previously unpublished very early material from this beloved author. It was probably written in the late 1920s, and foreshadows her later romances and family stories with that little humorous twist of something extra.

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

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

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777 7000 STEVENSON, D.E. [Dorothy Emily] Peter West
Softcover; Trade PB Greyladies: Edinburgh; c1923, 2013; First Edition Thus 205 pages New 
A new book.; Originally published only in the Britain in 1923, this was D.E. Stevenson's first published novel. Set in Kintoul, Scotland, a beautiful Highland village with a tumbling river, a ruined castle, and pine-clad hills. This love story "follows the mingled fortunes of the crofters, the minister and doctor, and those at Kintoul House -- Peter West and the shades of his mother. This is a world where integrity and honour stand firm against the easy path, and despite many a wrong turning, are the only sure way to lasting happiness."; This edition now out-of-print. 
Price: 22.50 USD
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778 7305 STEVENSON, D.E. [Dorothy Emily] Fletchers' End [Large Print]
Hardcover; Ex-Library Ulverscroft: England; c1962; Large Print Edition 540 pages Fair in Good dust wrapper 
No publishing info page, old US distributor label on front free endpaper, no date but lack of ISBN indicates pre-1970's. Ex-library book with usual stamps and markings. Book is cocked, edges worn to boards in several places, especially bottom edge, pages pale brown (not brittle) and rather soiled. Dust wrapper edgeworn with a few short closed tears, library label on spine, remenants of previous removed label also on spine. A somewhat fragile reading copy in Large Print of a rather scarce title.; This is the wonderful sequel to 'Bel Lamington'. After reading this book, the scent of violets will bring back the memory of Fletchers End.; This title reviewed and recommended by Lyn B., author of the 'I Prefer Reading' blog and member of the DE Stevenson email discussion group. '...the kind of book that I put down after reading with a very satisfied sigh. ... again, this is destined to be a favourite.' Image is actual copy on offer. 
Price: 33.00 USD
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779 6926 STEVENSON, D.E. [Dorothy Emily] Jean Erskine's Secret
Softcover; Trade PB Greyladies: Edinburgh; 2013; First Edition 248 pages New 
A new book. ; Probably written c.1917, this novel opens in 1913 with the Erskine family moving from Edinburgh to the Scottish east coast village of Crale, where Jean’s life is transformed by her friendship with Diana MacDonald of Crale Castle. She writes a book telling Diana’s story; of friendships and love affairs, of family and village life, all shadowed by the much darker themes of the Great War and devastating inherited conditions. At the heart of the story is the secret, known only to Jean, that threatens Diana’s hard-won happiness.; One of the darker books by this author. As with some of her other very early work, this is for a reader that is already a DE Stevenson admirer. Recommended by Susan H. of the DES email discussion group - "I really, really enjoyed it." This title also reviewed by Lyn B., author of the 'I Prefer Reading' blog and member of the DE Stevenson email discussion group. This edition now out-of-print. 
Price: 22.50 USD
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780 49 STEVENSON, D.E. [Dorothy Emily] Five Windows
Hardcover Collins: London; 1953; First British Edition 319 pages Very Good in Very Good dust wrapper 
Green cloth binding, spine ends and bottom corners lightly bumped, front hinge beginning to split at pastedown as is often seen with Collins editions from this time. Yellowed page edges have a few tiny soil marks; interior pages clean. Small bookseller label on rear pastedown. Unclipped dust wrapper, lightly edgeworn and soiled, spine head reinforced with tape on inside by previous owner. Once white rear panel now age browned. One of the nicer copies we've seen.; One of the rather scarce titles by this wonderful author. Set in the Scottish Border country and London.; 'Set in the same Scottish Border country as 'Music in the Hills' and 'Winter and Rough Weather' ['Shoulder The Sky'] , this story is seen through the eyes of someone born and bred amongst the bold, round border hills. David Kirke's childhood is sheltered, his nature is gentle and peaceable; he is no hero of romance but a human being with faults and failings which lead him into trouble when he adventures into the world to seek his fortune. The background of the book are the hills of home and the noise and bustle of London; in the foreground are the people, alive, vigorous, and full of responsibility, who play their parts in the shaping of David's life.' Images are actual copy available. 
Price: 194.50 USD
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781 6398 STEVENSON, D.E. [Dorothy Emily] Emily Dennistoun [Truth is the Strong Thing]
Softcover; Trade PB Greyladies: Edinburgh; 2011; 307 pages New 
A new book.; Originally titled "Truth is the Strong Thing", this richly layered novel was written in the 1920's at the beginning of D. E. Stevenson’s career but was never published.

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

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782 1412 Stewart, Mary Hollow Hills
Hardcover William Morrow & Company: New York; 1973; Fifth Printing 498 pages Very Good in Very Good- dust wrapper 
Spine head and tail lightly bumped; blue cloth boards soiled, binding is good and tight. Dust wrapper, not price cut, edgeworn, a 1 1/2" tear bottom of rear panel, another shorter tear on front panel, a few creases. ; Second volume in Stewart's enchanting Arthurian series.  
Price: 11.75 USD
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783 6315 STEWART, Mary Touch Not the Cat
Hardcover William Morrow & Company: NY; 1976; First US Edition 276 pages Very Good+ in Very Good+ dust wrapper 
Spine ends and bottom corners very lightly bumped; covers clean, no binding problems. Page edges lightly foxed on top edge, a few smudges to fore-edges; interior pages clean. Unclipped dust wrapper very lightly edgeworn, white flaps and rear panel faintly browned. Fun photograph of author and her cat on rear panel. A rather nice copy. ; The Ashley family has lived at Ashley Court for generations. When the father of twenty-two-year-old Byrony is killed in a mysterious car accident the Court passes by legal trust to her cousin Emory. Byrony is relieved not to have inherited the responsibility of the Court but she has inherited the family gift of telepathy. For some time she has been aware that another Ashley has the gift as well but which one? She determines to find out the identity of the other telepath and also to unravel the meaning of her dying father's last message to her.; This book recommended by Barbara P. and Patti H. of the DES email discussion group. This title reviewed and recommended by Lyn B., author of the 'I Prefer Reading' blog and member of the DE Stevenson email discussion group. 
Price: 13.50 USD
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784 6384 STEWART, Mary Spell Of Mary Stewart, The [This Rough Magic, The Ivy Tree, Wildfire At Midnight ]
Hardcover; Book Club Edition Nelson Doubleday: Garden City, NY; 1968; 701 pages Very Good- in Very Good dust wrapper 
Spine ends and corners bumped and worn (seen previously in this edition), front free endpaper removed, a few smudges on page edges; interior pages clean. Dust wrapper edgeworn with several small chips and creases. ; Three complete novels in one omnibus edition. "This Rough Magic" is set in Corfu, "The Ivy Tree" in Northumberland, and "Wildfire at Midnight" in the Isle of Skye.; This author, and several of her books, reviewed and recommended by Lyn B., author of the 'I Prefer Reading' blog and member of the DE Stevenson email discussion group. 
Price: 9.75 USD
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785 2531 STEWART, Mary Airs Above the Ground
Hardcover; Book Club Edition M.S. Mill Co./ Wm. Morrow: New York; 1965; Very Good in Very Good dust wrapper  
224 pages; Spine tail and bottom corners bumped and very lightly worn. Interior pages clean and bright. Dust wrapper is edgeworn with a few inch long closed tears, white flaps have yellowed edges.; The "airs above the ground" are the special leaps and steps done by Vienna's famous Lipizzan stallions of the Spanish Riding School, an integral part of this fast-paced story of intrigue. Mary Stewart has captured the Austrian countryside and a fairy-tale castle beautifully in this atmospheric tale of newlywed Vanessa March and her young charge Timothy Lacy. Both have personal problems to solve that grow rather than lessen. Excellent and exciting reading. ; Recommended by Cheryl of the DES email discussion group.  
Price: 11.50 USD
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786 5359 STEWART, Mary Airs Above the Ground
Hardcover Hodder & Stoughton: London; 1965; First British Edition 254 pages Very Good in Very Good dust wrapper 
Spine tail very lightly bumped, book is slightly cocked, vertical crease on spine does not damage binding. Page edges yellowed with a few tiny ink marks, previous owner signature on front free endpaper; interior pages clean and bright. Clipped dust wrapper is very lightly edgeworn , white rear panel and flaps have yellowed.; The "airs above the ground" are the special leaps and steps done by Vienna's famous Lipizzan stallions of the Spanish Riding School, an integral part of this fast-paced story of intrigue. Mary Stewart has captured the Austrian countryside and a fairy-tale castle beautifully in this atmospheric tale of newlywed Vanessa March and her young charge Timothy Lacy. Both have personal problems to solve that grow rather than lessen. Excellent and exciting reading. ; Recommended by Cheryl of the DES email discussion group. 
Price: 17.50 USD
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787 6015 STEWART, Mary This Rough Magic
Hardcover; Book Club Edition M.S. Mill Co./ Wm. Morrow: New York; 1964; Very Good in Very Good- dust wrapper  
255 pages; Bumped spine ends and corners faintly worn, page edges, pastedowns and endpapers pale yellow; interior pages clean. Dust wrapper: faintly sunned spine, edgewear, tiny chips and rubbing. ; This is the compelling and exciting story of Lucy Waring on the island of Corfu. Mary Stewart combines relentless excitement with romance in a perfect setting, to keep you enthralled in characters you care about. Superior storytelling.; Recommended by Cheryl of the DES email discussion group.  
Price: 6.00 USD
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788 7309 STEWART, Mary The Moonspinners, Nine Coaches Waiting, The Ivy Tree, Madam, Will You Talk
Hardcover Octopus / Heinemann: NY; 1979; 816 pages Very Good- in Very Good dust wrapper 
Burgundy binding worn at bumped spine ends and corners. Previous owner bookplate (blank) on front free endpaper, a few faint spots to pale yellow textblock edges; interior pages clean, no binding problems. Unpriced dust wrapper faintly edgeworn and creased. Oversized volume may require additional postage for international shipping. ; An omnibus edition with four complete romantic suspense novels. 'Moonspinners' is set in Crete and was the basis for the film of the same name starring Hayley Mills."Nine Coaches Waiting" published in 1958 is a set in 1950's France. "The Ivy Tree" is set in Northumberland and, " Madam, Will You Talk" is set in the South of France. It was Stewart's first novel; begun "...in 1952, with no intention of publishing it, but my husband persuaded me to send it away, and it was accepted."; Mary Stewart books recommended by Lyn B. author of the 'I Prefer Reading' blog and several other members of the DE Stevenson email discussion group. Image is actual copy on offer. 
Price: 27.50 USD
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789 1683 STOCKWELL, Christine Nature's Pharmacy : A History of Plants and Healing [Based on the Pharmaceutical Society's Museum Collection at Kew]
Hardcover Century Hutchinson Ltd: London; 1988; 160 pages B&W Illustrations: Very Good+ in Very Good+ dust wrapper 
Top text block edge lightly foxed; spine tail bumped. Dust wrapper, not price clipped, top edge of inside flaps lightly foxed, very lightly edgeworn. ; From the dust wrapper, "fascinating history of plants and healing....Reveals the uses of plants from magic to medicine, and tells us of the individuals who discovered their healing properties. " Includes an extensive index of common and botanical names of plants.  
Price: 19.75 USD
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790 7203 STREATFEILD, Noel Circus is Coming, The [Circus Shoes]
Softcover; Mass Market PB Puffin Books: Harmondsworth, England; c1938, 1983; 270 pages Illustrated by Clarke Hutton; B&W Illustrations: Good 
Light spine creases, covers very creased, pages age browned but not brittle, a few page corners creased; interior pages clean, none loose. A reading copy.; Winner of the1938 Carnegie Medal about the working life of a travelling circus. Orphans Santa and Peter find their unknown Uncle Gus, a clown and trapeze artist, working with Cob's Circus. Published in the US as "Circus Shoes".; Image is actual copy on offer. 
Price: 6.50 USD
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791 7204 STREATFEILD] HUSE, Nancy Noel Streatfeild
Hardcover Twayne Publishers: NY; 1994; 163 pages Near Fine in Very Good+ dust wrapper 
Burgundy cloth binding, spine ends lightly bumped; a lovely copy. Dust wrapper very lightly edgeworn and rubbed. ; Part of the Twayne's English Author Series. "In this comprehensive analysis of a woman hailed by her fellow Britons as a 'National Monument', Nancy Huse argues that Streatfeild's work challenges the status of 'girl's books' , described in most criticism as ephemeral or constituting a catagory separate from 'great books'. Huse attributes the appeal of Streatfeild's books to their contemporary themes and traditional values and finds that in exploring the tensions of heredity and environment Streatfeild anticipates many contemporary questions about the role of women, the structure of the family, and the implications of the class system. In particular, Huse notes, Streatfeild (in both her children's and adult novels) used the poverty of women and their work in the domestic sphere to link the public with the private worlds shaping children.

Streatfeild's conservative upbringing, rebellious youth, and complex life-long relationship with her family provided material for her novels, according to Huse. Streatfeild developed a conscious perspective on childhood that she used to defend child/adult boundaries while sharpening story forms. At the same time, Huse contends, her multi faceted talent admitted new subjects, character types, themes, and information into the children's book because she assumed competence and intelligent curiosity as the basis of children's contributions to the family and to society.

In this vibrant portrait of the life and work of such an innovative children's writer, Huse suggests some meaningful ways to evaluate the family novel, the role of a children's novelist in preserving and constructing a historical record, and the implications of formulaic patterns that derive from female experience."

Her adult novels and novels written as Susan Scarlett are also discussed.; Image is actual copy on offer. 
Price: 25.75 USD

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792 272 Strieber, Whitley Majestic
Hardcover Putnam: NY; 1989; First US Edition 317 pages Very Good+ in Very Good+ dust wrapper 
Dw badly price cut; Author's 'fictional' ? telling of the Roswell Incident. 
Price: 8.00 USD
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793 4672 STRUTHER, Jan Mrs. Miniver
Hardcover; Book Club Edition Grosset & Dunlap: NY; c1940, 1942?; Reprint Good in Good+ dust wrapper  
288 pages; Spine ends bumped and cloth fraying, corners bumped with boards just peeking through cloth binding, spine and edges a bit sunned. Pages extremely age browned but clean and not brittle; no binding problems. Dust wrapper, with very sunned spine, is edgeworn with several small chips and tears; white rear panel lightly soiled. The dw has a still from the film featuring Walter Pidgeon and Greer Garson as the front illustration. ; Basis for the beloved World War II movie starring Greer Garson. Originally written in 1939 as a series of essays published in the London Times, this is a novel of an English woman during the early years of World War II. Recommended.  
Price: 8.75 USD
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794 3007 STURGIS, Matthew Aubrey Beardsley, a Biography
Hardcover Overlook Press: Woodstock, NY; c1998,1999; First US Edition Near Fine in Near Fine dust wrapper  
B&W Photographs; 404 pages; A new book that has a slightly rubbed dust wrapper. ; 'In this biography, Matthew Sturgis has uncovered a great amount of new material and used many previously untapped sources to produce the most compelling and definitive account of Beardsley's life to date. Starting with Beardsley's shabby-genteel childhood in Brighton and London, Sturgis gives readers the full account of Beardsley's brief and brilliant life, from the artist's close relationship with his sister Mabel, his inspiring schooldays, his miserable year in a London insurance office, and his first discovery of Edward Burne-Jones, to his sudden rise to fame as co-editor of both The Yellow Book and The Savoy, his spectacular fall from grace in the wake of the Oscar Wilde scandal, and his anguished period of declining health. Willfully perverse, Beardsley achieved a fame that polarized late Victorian England while forging for himself a unique position among the Pre-Raphaelites, Impressionists, Symbolists, and literary Decadents that defined the fin de siecle temper. Yet, as Sturgis clearly demonstrates, perhaps Beardsley's greatest creation was himself. His deliberate manipulation of the press and public, his awareness of both art and market-place, made him one the of the first truly modern artists.'; Published @$29.95.  
Price: 19.75 USD
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795 1780 Summers, Anthony Goddess : the Secret Lives of Marilyn Monroe
Hardcover Macmillan Publishing Company: New York; 1985; First US Edition 415 pages B&W Photographs: Very Good+ in Very Good+ dust wrapper 
Spine tail lightly bumped. Dust wrapper, price cut, is lightly edgeworn. ; Author interviewed 600 people and used the Freedom of Information Act to get material for this book.  
Price: 9.00 USD
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796 477 Swann, E. L. Night Gardening
Softcover; Trade PB Hyperion: New York; 1999; Advance Review Copy As New  
223 pages; Publisher's letter laid in. Swann is a pseudonym for Kathryn Lasky, a children's book author. Lovely black and white pictures of flowers at the beginning of each chapter of this romance.  
Price: 11.00 USD
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797 380 Swick, Marly Evening News
Softcover; Trade PB Little Brown: Boston; 1999; Uncorrected Proof 351 pages Fine 

Price: 7.50 USD
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798 1036 Swindells, Madge Summer Harvest
Hardcover Doubleday: Garden City, NY; 1984; First US Edition 470 pages Very Good in Very Good dust wrapper 
Corners and spine head and tail bumped. Dust wrapper worn at extemities, spine sunned; Novel of a woman's life in South Africa from 1938 to 1968.  
Price: 8.50 USD
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799 1897 Symons, Julian Sweet Adelaide
Hardcover Harper & Row: New York; 1980; First US Edition Very Good+ in Very Good+ dust wrapper  
263 pages; Spine head and tail bumped, a nice clean copy. Price clipped dust wrapper is lightly edgeworn, no tears or chips. ; The fictionalized retelling of a real murder trial in Victorian England. Illegitimate Adelaide was forced to marry a grocer, the man her family paid to marry her. In 1866, at the Old Bailey, Adelaide was tried for the murder of her husband. Did she do it?  
Price: 12.50 USD
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800 7134 TANGYE, Derek A Gull on the Roof
Hardcover Michael Joseph: London; 1961; Fourth Printing 191 pages Illustrated by Jean Tangye; B&W Illustrations: Very Good in Very Good- dust wrapper 
First published in March 1961, this fourth printing was issued August 1961. Blue cloth covered board with gilt lettering on spine. Lightly bumped spine ends and board edges have some colour loss. Pages light brown, page edges and one interior page soiled. Unclipped dust wrapper age browned, lightly soiled, and edgeworn with some small chips and closed tears. ; The first volume of the Minack Chronicles. Derek and his wife Jeannie, leave London for Minack, a Cornish cottage where they plan to raise flowers and vegetables for market. Lovely black and white sketches by the author's wife including one of Monty the cat.; Recommended by Geraldine H., Julie B., and Lesley of the DES email discussion group. Image is actual copy on offer. 
Price: 15.95 USD
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