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Aesthetics and Nostalgia in the Barsetshire Novels of Angela Thirkell, FRITZER, Penelope
Aesthetics and Nostalgia in the Barsetshire Novels of Angela Thirkell
FRITZER, Penelope
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Trooper to the Southern Cross, THIRKELL, Angela
Trooper to the Southern Cross
THIRKELL, Angela
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Good Night, Mr. Tom, MAGORIAN, Michelle
Good Night, Mr. Tom
MAGORIAN, Michelle
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Women in Wodehouse [Plum's Peaches], WODEHOUSE, P. G. [ed. and preface by D.R. Bensen]
Women in Wodehouse [Plum's Peaches]
WODEHOUSE, P. G. [ed. and preface by D.R. Bensen]
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Make Way for Lucia : The Complete Lucia, Including Queen Lucia, Lucia in London, Miss Mapp, The Male Impersonator, Mapp and Lucia, The Worshipful Lucia, and Trouble for Lucia, BENSON, E. F. (Introduction by Nancy Mitford)
1 7348 BENSON, E. F. (Introduction by Nancy Mitford) Make Way for Lucia : The Complete Lucia, Including Queen Lucia, Lucia in London, Miss Mapp, The Male Impersonator, Mapp and Lucia, The Worshipful Lucia, and Trouble for Lucia
Hardcover Harper & Row: New York; 1986; 1119 pages Very Good in Good+ dust wrapper 
Violet cloth binding, spine faintly curved but not damaged (flaw seen in this oversized edition before), spine ends lightly bumped. A few smudges on pale yellow page edges, some page edges creased; no binding problems, interior pages clean and bright. A nice copy. Unclipped white dust wrapper pale yellow at edges, lightly edgeworn and a few small soil spots. It has an unusual publisher flaw, the laminate is creased, but not peeling away, over entire wrapper. This book weighs 4lbs and thus shipping internationally or via priority mail will incur additional postage costs. ; This large omnibus edition contains the complete Lucia series telling the story of Lucia, Miss Mapp, and their delightful neighbors in the English towns of Riseholme and Tilling. Basis for two British television series titled 'Mapp and Lucia'. The 1985 series stars Geraldine McEwan and Prunella Scales. The 2014 series stars Miranda Richardson and Anna Chancellor. Both are quite enjoyable as are the books of course. :o); This series is recommended by several members of the ATS. Image is actual copy on offer. 
Price: 29.95 USD
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Sapphire Pendant, The, BEYER, Audrey White
2 7344 BEYER, Audrey White Sapphire Pendant, The
Hardcover; Ex-Library Alfred A. Knopf: NY; c1961, 1968; Fifth Printing 178 pages Illustrated by Robin Jacques; B&W Illustrations: Good+ 
An ex-library copy with the expected stamps, markings, and pocket discarded from a high school library. Decorative library binding with wrap around illustration, lightly soiled, worn, and slightly fraying at bumped spine ends and corners. Front and rear hinges, repaired or reinforced by library; no loose pages. Pages slightly age yellowed; text pages clean. Many wonderful black and white line drawings illustrate this story. No dust wrapper. This title seems to be rather scarce.; Set in England during the time of the Napoleonic Wars, this is the story of sixteen-year-old Elizabeth Montgomery, daughter of a British naval captain. Elizabeth regrets she is not a boy as due to inheritance laws, when her father dies her cousin Pierre Rochambeau, is heir to the Montgomery estate and guardian to Elizabeth. Her cousin is Irish and worst of all French (!) and Elizabeth deeply resents his presence and control over her life. Some mysterious events occur and Elizabeth of course must investigate which leads to a variety of adventures. An enjoyable read for junior high age and those that enjoy Regency novels.; Image is actual copy on offer. 
Price: 74.95 USD
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Provincial Lady In London, The [The Provincial Lady Goes Further], DELAFIELD, E. M.
3 7310 DELAFIELD, E. M. Provincial Lady In London, The [The Provincial Lady Goes Further]
Softcover; Trade PB Academy Chicago: Chicago, IL; c.1933,1983; Reprint 302 pages Illustrated by Arthur Watts; B&W Illustrations: Good 
Spine and cover creases, covers edgeworn. Bottom page edges rippled and several pages faintly dampstained, not into text; none loose. No dust wrapper. A reading copy. ; The sequel to 'Diary of a Provincial Lady'. Published as 'The Provincial Lady Goes Further' in Great Britain. Diary begins with the Provincial Lady's amazement that a book she has written has been published. She "finds an apartment in London, visits nightclubs and casinos, and meets the intellectuals and eccentrics of London society." Highly recommended.; Image is actual copy on offer. 
Price: 7.95 USD
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Aesthetics and Nostalgia in the Barsetshire Novels of Angela Thirkell, FRITZER, Penelope
4 7343 FRITZER, Penelope Aesthetics and Nostalgia in the Barsetshire Novels of Angela Thirkell
Softcover; Trade PB Angela Thirkell Society of North America: San Diego; 2009; First Edition 154 pages Very Good 
Light spine and cover creases, some edgewear and rubbing. ; This is the third book about Angela Thirkell by the author, a past president of the Angela Thirkell Society, North American branch. This "is a close examination of each of the Barsetshire novels for elements of beauty (or lack thereof), supplemented by notation of the increasing presence of nostalgia in the oeuvre, and the link between the two. Aesthetics here refers to Thirkell's appreciation of beauty, especially in nature and architecture, rather than to the strict philosophical school of thought." ; Fun 'advance praise' on back cover featuring various Barsetshire notables. Images are actual copy on offer. 
Price: 12.50 USD
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China Court :  The Hours of a Country House, GODDEN, Rumer
5 7350 GODDEN, Rumer China Court : The Hours of a Country House
Hardcover; Book Club Edition Viking: New York; 1961; 8vo ; 304 pages Very Good+ in Very Good dust wrapper 
Quarter cloth binding, spine ends bumped, edges lightly sunned (seen before in this edition) ; decorated endpapers and interior pages clean and bright, no binding problems. Dust wrapper lightly edgeworn, especially at chipped spine head, edges very lightly sunned, white rear panel with photograph of author faintly soiled. A nice copy. ; The story of a country house and the five generations of people that lived there.; Recommended by Holly H. and Kristi J. of the ATS and AT email discussion group: "China Court reminds me of the Victoria and Albert Museum. A mesmorizing family saga. If you love homes, and are especially attracted to English country homes, you will be lulled and enchanted by this one. " -Holly H. Image is actual copy on offer. 
Price: 14.75 USD
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In This House of Brede, GODDEN, Rumer
6 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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Grand Sophy, The, HEYER, Georgette
7 7342 HEYER, Georgette Grand Sophy, The
Hardcover Book Club: London; c1950, 1951; 275 pages Good in Fair dust wrapper 
Burgundy binding has vertical crease on spine that does not damage binding, spine ends and corners bumped, book is cocked. Front pastedown glued by previous owner the length of front hinge, rear pastedown has short tear at rear hinge. Pages brown but not brittle, edges a bit darker and lightly foxed; interior pages clean. Browned, foxed and edgeworn dust wrapper has large chips at spine ends, spine head taped by previous owner and several short tears and small chips.; A fun book set in Regency London. Miss Sophy Stanton-Lacy is a young woman who knows what she wants, what is best for her family and loved ones, and how to accomplish it all with charm and humour. One of our favourites by this author.; 'This story features the fearless Sophia, left in the care of her aunt. She finds the family being ruled by the eldest son, the stuffy, tyrannical Charles, who's engaged to an equally stuffy, prim and pious young woman whom nobody likes. Sophy can't possibly let matters stand like that, can she?' Image is actual copy on offer. 
Price: 21.75 USD
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Loving Without Tears, KEANE, Molly [M. J. Farrell]
8 7338 KEANE, Molly [M. J. Farrell] Loving Without Tears
Softcover; Trade PB Virago Press: London; c1951, 1988; 256 pages Good+ 
Edgewear and cover creases, 2" tear bottom of front cover now repaired with archival tape. Pages pale tan with darker edges as is common with Virago editions; pages clean, none loose. ; "Angel, formidable hostess, social charmer and mother par excellence, confidently awaits the return of her little boy from the trials of war. She could not anticipate that the teenager who went away will return a grown man - bronzed and world-weary - a sophisticated American widow on his arm. Nor could she anticpate that her irrepressible daughter Slaney will similarly throw herself into romance (without asking her advice) and even her niece Tiddley will show an unexpected determination in getting on with her life. Faced with domestic insurrection on a grand scale, Angel will have to sharpen her wits to maintain her tyranny." This edition has an introduction by Russell Harty.; Image is actual copy on offer. 
Price: 8.25 USD
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Ladies of Lyndon, The, KENNEDY, Margaret
9 7332 KENNEDY, Margaret Ladies of Lyndon, The
Softcover; Trade PB Dial Press (Virago Modern Classic): NY; c1923, 1982; 320 pages Very Good- 
Spine and cover creases, edgewear and a short closed tear. Bottom textblock edge remainder sprayed, top edge faintly soiled. A few page corners creased; interior pages clean, none loose. ; This edition has a new introduction by Nicola Beauman. Margaret Kennedy was born in 1896 and attended Somerville in 1914 with Dorothy Sayers, Vera Brittain, and Winifred Holtby. This was her first novel. It is comic, ironical, elegant, witty and a period piece of Edwardian England. Agatha marries in haste to assume leadership over the vast household at Lyndon estate, as her mother wishes. She spends several years wondering if her choice was the right one.; This author recommended by Holly H. of the DES and AT email discussion groups, Susan M. of the DES discussion group, and blogger Bree W. Susannah S. of the AT email discussion list says 'My all-time favorite author is Margaret Kennedy.' Image is actual copy on offer. 
Price: 9.95 USD
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Good Night, Mr. Tom, MAGORIAN, Michelle
10 7351 MAGORIAN, Michelle Good Night, Mr. Tom
Softcover; Trade PB Harper Trophy: NY; c1981, 1986; 318 pages Good 
Top corner of front cover torn away, covers creased and edgeworn with a closed tear, pages and inside covers pale brown (seen before in this edition) the first few pages have a tiny tear as if a staple at one time pressed on the pages. Previous bookstore label on back cover; interior pages clean, no binding problems. A reading copy. ; By the author of "Back Home". Winner, 1982 International Reading Association Children's Book Award, Notable Children's Books of 1982 (ALA), 1982 Best Books for Young Adults (ALA) 'London is poised on the brink of World War Two. Timid, scrawny Willie Beech--the abused child of a single mother--is evacuated to the English countryside. At first, he is terrified of everything, of the country sounds and sights, even of Mr. Tom, the gruff, kindly old man who has taken him in. But gradually Willie forgets the hate and despair of his past. He learns to love a world he never knew existed, a world of friendship and affection in which harsh words and daily beatings have no place.' Basis for the British television film featuring John Thaw that won the Lew Grade Award BAFTA in 1999.; HIghly recommended by Tom J. of the AT and DES email discussion groups and the ATS, Elizabeth B. of the DES email discussion group and by Lyn B. author of the 'I Prefer Reading' blog and member of the DES email discussion group. Image showing damaged front cover is actual copy on offer. 
Price: 5.95 USD
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House of Eliott, Marsh, Jean
11 7345 Marsh, Jean House of Eliott
Hardcover St. Martin's Press: New York; 1993; Third Printing 265 pages Very Good+ in Very Good+ dust wrapper 
Spine ends bumped, faint pencil line top textblock edge; interior pages clean, no binding problems. Unclipped dust wrapper, lightly edgeworn. A nice copy. ; This is Jean Marsh's first novel. It is based on the BBC/A&E series she co-created. At the death of their physician father in the 1920's, Beatrice, a confirmed spinster, and Evangeline, her beautiful younger sister, are forced to make their own way in the world. With a flair for design and a destinctive style they overcome various obstacles and found the fashionable couturier, the House of Elliott in London.; Image is actual copy on offer. 
Price: 13.00 USD
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Bid Time Return [Somewhere in Time], MATHESON, Richard
12 7319 MATHESON, Richard Bid Time Return [Somewhere in Time]
Softcover; Mass Market PB Ballentine Books: NY; c1975, 1976; First Paperback Edition 278 pages Good 
Spine and cover creases, edgewear, spine foot reinforced with archival tape. Inside covers and first and last pages faintly dampstained on bottom edge. Front free endpaper removed, pages and inside covers age browned but not brittle. Previous owner initials inside rear cover.; Also published as 'Somewhere in Time', this novel is the basis for the wonderful movie starring Jane Seymour and Christopher Reeve (with a cameo appearance by Richard Matheson). While the movie was filmed on Mackinac Island the novel is set at the lovely Hotel del Coronado in San Diego, California.; 'Bid Time Return is a stunningly romantic novel of love and passion that literally transcends time, by an author far better known for his tales of science fiction and horror. Richard Matheson's premise is captivating: What if you were a dying young man, visiting a turn-of-the-century resort hotel? And what if you fell in love with a painting of a beautiful stage actress--but she had lived and died a century before? But--what if your love was so strong that you could literally will yourself back in time to become part of her world? In the tradition of the classic romantic ghost story "Portrait of Jennie," Matheson makes his two lovers totally believable, and so the undeniably fantastic premise soon becomes completely acceptable.' This book was one of the reasons my husband proposed to me at the 'Hotel del' as he knew that this tale of love and time travel was one of my favourites. Obviously, highly recommended. Image is actual copy on offer. 
Price: 28.50 USD
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Missing Susan, MCCRUMB, Sharyn
13 7321 MCCRUMB, Sharyn Missing Susan
Hardcover Ballentine Books: NY; 1991; First US Edition 295 pages Very Good in Very Good dust wrapper 
Brown quarter cloth and paper covered boards have some faint white spots. Spine ends faintly bumped, textblock edges have a few faint smudges. Interior pages clean and bright, no binding problems. Unclipped dust wrapper lightly edgeworn with a 1.5 inch indented line on spine.; This fifth Elizabeth MacPherson mystery is a will-he-do-it rather than whodunnit. The intrepid forensic anthropologist joins a tour group on a murder mystery tour of southern England and Wales. The expert tour guide, an historian with Oxford credentials, has been paid to do more than just lecture. Entertaining, especially for anyone that has ever been on a group travel tour. Will you recognize yourself or perhaps a travelling companion as one of the characters? ;o); Although fifth in the series this mystery can stand alone (we read it before reading any of the others in the series.) Image is actual copy on offer. 
Price: 8.95 USD
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Love in a Cold Climate, MITFORD, Nancy
14 7331 MITFORD, Nancy Love in a Cold Climate
Hardcover Folio Society: London; c1949, 1992; First Edition Thus 242 pages Near Fine 
This delightful edition has an introduction by Pauline Tennant and seventeen black and white plates by Roland Pym. Wonderful wraparound pictorial binding, clean, no binding problems. A lovely copy. No dust wrapper as issued, publisher's slipcase lightly soiled and sunned at edges.; "Love in a Cold Climate" is the sequel to, and has the same narrator as "The Pursuit of Love". Fanny's tale turns to Polly Hampton, the outstandingly beautiful, wealthy daughter of Lady Montdore, Lady Montdore's devoted attendant, Boy Dougdale--the Lecherous Lecturer, and the Canadian cousin of the Montdore's, Cedric. It is a tale of sly poking fun, charm, and absorption. Polly is a contemporary of Fanny and Linda's, with even fewer choices to pursue in the game of love and marriage. Like "The Pursuit of Love", this novel is robust in the amazing supporting cast, with the charmingly eccentric Uncle Davey at the forefront. Basis for the 1980 and the 2001 television mini-series.; Recommended by Holly H. of the ATS, and AT email discussion list and by several others. This title recommended by Lyn B., author of the 'I Prefer Reading' blog and member of the DES email discussion group. 'I have 3 copies of Love in a Cold Climate now...' Nancy Mitford is listed on Scott's (author of the 'Furrowed Middlebrow' blog) 'Middlebrow Starter Kit'. Images are of actual copy on offer. 
Price: 28.95 USD
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Civil to Strangers and Other Writings, PYM, Barbara
15 7328 PYM, Barbara Civil to Strangers and Other Writings
Hardcover E. P. Dutton: New York; 1988; First US Edition 388 pages Very Good+ in Very Good+ dust wrapper 
Spine ends very lightly bumped; a very nice copy. Pages pale tan, page edges darker (seen before in this edition); pages clean. Lovely unclipped dust wrapper has faint edgewear.; This final journey into Pym country includes a complete novel, sections of three others, some short stories, and an autobiographical essay.; Image is actual copy on offer. 
Price: 18.50 USD
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Return to Thrush Green, READ, Miss [Dora Saint]
16 7323 READ, Miss [Dora Saint] Return to Thrush Green
Softcover; Mass Market PB Penguin: England; c1978, 1984; 208 pages Illustrated by J. S. Goodall; B&W Illustrations: Good+ 
Spine and covers creased and lightly soiled, covers edgeworn and rubbed, small circular label on back cover. Pages yellowed, edges have a few soil marks; interior pages clean, none loose.; Another spring visit to the Cotswold village of Thrush Green and its many memorable inhabitants.' Following the events of 'Thrush Green', it's spring again in the village, and with the change of season comes change in the lives of many villagers. The Young family's tranquility is disrupted by the sudden arrival of Joan's father, while Molly and Ben Curdle consider parking their gypsy caravan in order to settle down. Even the re-appearance of the disagreeable Sexton Piggot cannot dim the high spirits of the season.'; "Miss Read is one of my favourite writers of comfort reading. Her books about life in Fairacre & Thrush Green are familiar, full of humour & interest but never sentimental or twee." - Lyn B., author of the 'I Prefer Reading' blog and member of the DES email discussion group. Image is actual copy on offer. 
Price: 8.50 USD
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Baker's Daughter, The [Miss Bun, the Baker's Daughter], STEVENSON, D.E. [Dorothy Emily]
17 7335 STEVENSON, D.E. [Dorothy Emily] Baker's Daughter, The [Miss Bun, the Baker's Daughter]
Softcover; Mass Market PB Ace: New York; c1938, 1977; 282 pages Good+ 
Published in Great Britain as 'Miss Bun, the Baker's Daughter'. This was the first DE Stevenson book submitted to and published by Collins. It was said to be Sir William Collins's favourite DES book and the best he ever read about Scotland and the Scottish people.'; Spine and covers creased and edgeworn, a bit of soil. Inside covers and pages pale brown but not brittle (seen often in this edition). Previous owner wrote title (spelled wrong) in black marker on bottom textblock edge, ink X on first advert page; interior pages clean, none loose. A reading copy.; Image is actual copy on offer. 
Price: 12.00 USD
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Fletchers' End [Large Print], STEVENSON, D.E. [Dorothy Emily]
18 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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Green Money [The], STEVENSON, D.E. [Dorothy Emily]
19 7339 STEVENSON, D.E. [Dorothy Emily] Green Money [The]
Softcover; Mass Market PB Ace Books: NY; c1939,1977; 320 pages Very Good- 
Spine and covers creased, covers edgeworn. Pages and inside covers age browned but not brittle (seen frequently in this edition), previous owner printed title in black marker on bottom textblock edge; interior pages clean, no binding problems.; This is a very funny and enchanting early DE Stevenson novel. Through a chance meeting, George Ferrier becomes a trustee of the Green money and the daughter that inherits. This book is a series of delightful plot tangles embroiling people you love or that annoy you no end. A deeply satisfying and charming book.; Recommended by Holly H. of the ATS, AT, and DES email discussion lists. Image is actual copy on offer. 
Price: 25.50 USD
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Kate Hardy, STEVENSON, D.E. [Dorothy Emily]
20 7341 STEVENSON, D.E. [Dorothy Emily] Kate Hardy
Softcover; Mass Market PB Ace: NY; c1947,1978; 249 pages Good+ 
Spine sunned and creased, covers lightly edgeworn, small skinned area on front cover. Pages pale brown, inside covers and page edges darker (seen before in this edition. Previous owner wrote book title in black marker on bottom edge, ink number on first advert page; interior pages clean, none loose. A reading copy. ; Readers of the Mrs. Tim books will recognize the town of Old Quinings, the setting for this wonderful novel.; Image is actual copy on offer. 
Price: 16.75 USD
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The Moonspinners, Nine Coaches Waiting, The Ivy Tree, Madam, Will You Talk, STEWART, Mary
21 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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Parson's Nine, STREATFEILD, Noel
22 7155 STREATFEILD, Noel Parson's Nine
Softcover Greyladies: Edinburgh; c1932, 2014; 290 pages As New 
The story of a saintly vicar, his more practical wife and their nine children in a country vicarage before, during and after the First World War.

When Esdras, with his robust biblical quotations for every occasion - not always appreciated, and his brothers Tobit and Sirach go off to boarding school, Miss Crosby, a governess striving for womenís emancipation, arrives to teach the younger children; clever Judith, home-loving Esther and twins Susanna and Baruch. But we know that the childhood idyll cannot last, that the cataclysm is approaching. For a family of nine children in their teens and twenties can hardly hope to come through the Great War unscathed. But tragedy is met with stoicism and courage, indeed is barely mentioned, and lives are picked up and resumed in a very different post-war world.

Noel Streatfeild was herself the daughter of the vicarage, aged 18 when war was declared, and as her own war work volunteered in a hospital kitchen, wrote and put on plays in aid of the Red Cross, and left home to be a munitions worker at Woolwich Arsenal. Parsonís Nine is her second novel, originally published in 1932.; A lovely as new copy. 
Price: 21.95 USD

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Before Lunch, THIRKELL, Angela
23 7307 THIRKELL, Angela Before Lunch
Hardcover Hamish Hamilton: London; c1939, 1949; 335 pages Very Good in Fair dust wrapper 
Part of the Collected Edition. Beige cloth binding with faintly sunned spine, corners and spine ends lightly bumped (often found in this edition). Endpapers and pastedowns very foxed and age browned, page edges light brown (seen frequently in this edition); interior pages clean, no binding problems. Fragile unclipped dust wrapper edgeworn and age-browned; heavily sunned and stained spine and front flap detached, reattached with archival tape. In protective sleeve as are all our hardback dust wrappers.; Recommended by Holly H. of the ATS and AT email discussion group. "In this quintessential Angela Thirkell novel, the interplay of three households is delightful. The book is full of comic speeches, some wonderful words about friendship, and is one of the most 'Barchester' of Barchester novels." Image is actual copy on offer. 
Price: 21.50 USD
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Double Affair, A, THIRKELL, Angela
24 7347 THIRKELL, Angela Double Affair, A
Hardcover Knopf: NY; 1957; First US Edition 312 pages Good+ in Very Good dust wrapper 
Original orange cloth faded, especially at spine, edges slightly soiled. Top corners bumped and bottom corners worn to boards. 'Books by AT' listing has blue ink checkmarks next to most of the titles. Pages pale yellow, edges faintly soiled, a few creased top corners; interior pages clean, no binding problems. An old newspaper (now removed) once left in the front of book leaving a mark on the front flap and the decorated endpaper. Unclipped, lighlty edgeworn dust wrapper has a slightly soiled and yellowed white rear panel, a few tiny closed tears, and bottom front flap corner torn away as well as the aforementioned mark on the flap. Front illustration is another delightful Cosgrave II painting.; 'Older and wiser than the usual betrothed, Herbert Choyce and Miss Merriman are in no hurry to get married. But, in the 27th of Thirkell's Barsetshire novels, the enthusiasm of friends and neighbors sweeps them up in a rush to the altar, with unexpected results.'; AT's books recommended by Claire author of 'The Captive Reader' blog, the "Desperate Reader" blogger, Jodie R. the author of the 'Geranium Cat's Bookshelf' and obviously by members of the ATS and AT email discussion groups. :o) Image is actual copy on offer. 
Price: 26.50 USD
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Jutland Cottage, THIRKELL, Angela
25 7333 THIRKELL, Angela Jutland Cottage
Hardcover Knopf: NY; 1953; First US Edition 312 pages Fair 
Spine ends and corners bumped and fraying, cloth worn to boards on all corners, spine sunned (seen frequently in this edition), orange cloth boards have a few soil marks. Pages age yellowed with a few soil spots in margins and edges; endpapers decorated with map of Barsetshire. A reading copy with no loose pages. ; 'Helping the county's denizens move past their grieving for the death of King George VI, the whispered inklings of a romance between a new rector and "the incredibly beautiful and even more incredibly silly" Rose Fairweather lighten the mood in this 22nd Barsetshire novel, originally published in 1953. But at the center of this tale is Admiral Phelps's daughter Margot, a 40-ish ugly duckling who is taken in hand by the ladies of Barsetshire and transformed into a swan.'; Image is actual copy on offer. 
Price: 13.50 USD
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