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Very Private Eye, A ; Autobiography In Diaries and Letters, PYM, Barbara; Ed. Holt, Hazel and Hilary Pym
Very Private Eye, A ; Autobiography In Diaries and Letters
PYM, Barbara; Ed. Holt, Hazel and Hilary Pym
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Path Through the Trees, The, MILNE, Christopher
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1 5331 ADDIS, Faith Taking the Biscuit [Large Print] (Down to Earth volume 4)
Hardcover; Ex-Lib Ulverscroft: Leicester; c1989, 1992; Very Good-  
304 pages; Ex-library book with usual stamps and markings, spine ends and corners bumped, light soil to page edges, book is slightly cocked. No dust wrapper as issued.; Faith and Brian Addis left their London florist business in the 1970's and moved to the country in an effort to live a more leisured existance. They now live in South Devon where they raises plants and Faith is a mobile dog groomer. This fictionalised memoir is the fourth in the series but can be read and enjoyed on its own (as we did, laughing aloud at times). The BBC television series "Down to Earth" was based on these books. Highly recommended.  
Price: 14.50 USD
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2 276 Angelou, Maya Heart Of A Woman
Hardcover Random House: NY; 1981; First US Edition Very Good in Very Good- dust wrapper  
272 pages; Corners bumped, newspaper clipping announcing an appearance by the author pasted on front endpaper; white dust wrapper has yellowed edges. Dust wrapper, not price clipped, edgeworn and spine slightly chipped; one small chip on front flap.; The fourth volume of the author's autobiography chronicles the relationship with her son. An Oprah selection.  
Price: 11.75 USD
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Flying: The Aviation Trilogy (Stranger to the Ground, Biplane, Nothing by Chance), BACH, Richard
3 6511 BACH, Richard Flying: The Aviation Trilogy (Stranger to the Ground, Biplane, Nothing by Chance)
Hardcover Scribner: NY; 2003; First Edition Thus 451 pages Very Good in Very Good+ dust wrapper 
Black remainder mark on bottom page edges, front board slightly flared, tiny amount of glue residue on top page edges near spine head (publisher flaw); no binding problems, pages clean and bright. Unclipped dust wrapper has faint edgewear. ; 'Here for the first time in a single volume are three of Richard Bach's most compelling works about flight.

From his edgy days as a USAF Alert pilot above Europe in an armed F84-F Thunderstreak during the Cold War to a meander across America in a 1929 biplane, Bach explores the extreme edges of the air, his airplane, and himself in glorious writing about how it feels to climb into a machine, leave the earth, and fly.' 
Price: 24.75 USD

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4 6122 BECKWITH, Lillian Hills is Lonely, The
Softcover; Mass Market PB Arrow Books: London; c1959,1985; Reprint 256 pages Very Good  
Faint spine creases, very light edgewear, page edges pale brown. A nice copy. ; The first in this author's series of stories about life in the village of Bruach in the Hebrides. This volume is listed as non-fiction but later books in the series say fiction. After reading it, let us know which you think it is. :-) ; Recommended by Anne W. and Kit M. of the ATS.  
Price: 8.75 USD
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5 750 Brittain, Vera Chronicle Of Youth : The War Diary 1913-1917
Hardcover Morrow: New York; 1981; First US Edition Very Good+ in Very Good dust wrapper  
Photographs; 382 pages; Corners bumped, dust wrapper slightly edgeworn, tan back lightly soiled. A nice copy.; Preface by Clare Leighton, author, artist, and sister of VB's fiance, Roland. This is the diary that VB used as the basis for Testament of Youth, she wanted the diary to be published as well but it was not published until this edition.'  
Price: 22.50 USD
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Chronicle of Youth : The War Diary 1913-1917, BRITTAIN, Vera
6 7157 BRITTAIN, Vera Chronicle of Youth : The War Diary 1913-1917
Softcover; Trade PB Phoenix Press: London; c1981,2000; 8vo 8" - 9" tall; 382 pages B&W Photographs: Very Good 
Covers lightly edgeworn, no spine creases, back cover and page edges lightly soiled.; Preface by Clare Leighton, author, artist and sister of VB's fiance, Roland. This is the diary that VB used as the basis for "Testament of Youth", she wanted the diary to be published as well but it was not published until 1981. Recommended.; This author is one of Lyn B.'s favourites. Lyn B. is the author of the 'I Prefer Reading' blog and a member of the DES email discussion group. Image is actual copy on offer. 
Price: 13.95 USD
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7 757 Brittain, Vera Testament of Experience : an Autobiographical Story of the Years 1925-1950
Hardcover Victor Gollancz: London; 1957; First British Edition Very Good+ in Good+ dust wrapper  
480 pages; Paper browned as is common with this edition, spine head and tail bumped. Red cloth and gilt lettering still clean and bright. Yellow dust wrapper is clean but is quite thin and has chips at the spine and front. The largest is a 2 and 1/2" by 1 and 1/2" triangle missing from the top front; The third in the Testament trilogy, this book begins in 1925 with VB's marriage to G. (George Caitlin) . It tells the story of her success after the publication of Testament of Youth, her increasing involvement with the pacifist movement, and her experiences during World War II and it's aftermath.  
Price: 32.50 USD
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Testament of Experience : an Autobiographical Story of the Years 1925-1950, BRITTAIN, Vera
8 7196 BRITTAIN, Vera Testament of Experience : an Autobiographical Story of the Years 1925-1950
Softcover; Trade PB Virago Press: London; c1957, 1988; 480 pages Very Good 
Spine and cover creases, some edgewear. Page edges yellowed as is common with Virago editions; interior pages clean, none loose.; The third in the Testament trilogy, this book begins in 1925 with VB's marriage to G. (George Caitlin). It tells the story of her success after the publication of 'Testament of Youth', her increasing involvement with the pacifist movement, and her experiences during World War II and it's aftermath. This edition has an introduction by Paul Berry.; Recommended by Susan D. of the DES email discussion group. This author is highly recommended by Lyn B., author of the 'I Prefer Reading' blog and member of the DES email discussion group. Image is actual copy on offer. 
Price: 10.75 USD
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Testament of Youth, BRITTAIN, Vera
9 7176 BRITTAIN, Vera Testament of Youth
Hardcover; Book Club Edition Seaview Books: New York; c1933,1980; Reprint 662 pages Good in Good+ dust wrapper 
Board edges lightly faded (seen before in this edition), spine ends lightly bumped, corners bumped, top corners reveal boards, light soil to boards. Inner hinge at pastedown and front endpaper reinforced with white tape, several ink underlinings and marks to text. Edgeworn and rubbed dust wrapper with aa few short closed tears and tiny chips. A reading copy.; This edition has a preface by VB's daughter, Shirley Williams, a British MP. A haunting and passionate autobiography, as well as a loving memorial, of life and people in England just before, during, and after World War I. The first of the author's Testament trilogy. Basis for the 1979 BBC and US Masterpiece Theatre mini series and the 2014 film. Highly recommended.; This title recommended by Lyn B., author of the 'I Prefer Reading' blog and member of the DES email discussion group.This author is one of her favourites. 'Iíve read it many times over the last 30 years & Iím always moved by it.' Image is actual copy on offer. Will not fit safely in an international mailing envelope. 
Price: 9.75 USD
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Testament of Youth, BRITTAIN, Vera
10 7228 BRITTAIN, Vera Testament of Youth
Softcover; Mass Market PB Fontana: London; c1933,1980; Reprint 661 pages Good 
Spine creased, cover creased and edgeworn with tiny tears at spine ends. Pages pale brown (seen before in this edition), white covers have light soil; interior pages clean, none loose. Still from the 1979 BBC mini-series on front cover. A reading copy.; This edition has a preface by VB's daughter, Shirley Williams, a British MP. A haunting and passionate autobiography, as well as a loving memorial, of life and people in England just before, during, and after World War I. The first of the author's Testament trilogy. Basis for the 1979 BBC and US Masterpiece Theatre mini series and the 2014 film. Highly recommended.; This title recommended by Lyn B., author of the 'I Prefer Reading' blog and member of the DES email discussion group.This author is one of her favourites. 'Iíve read it many times over the last 30 years & Iím always moved by it.' Image is actual copy on offer. 
Price: 8.00 USD
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11 374 Caine, Michael What's It All About?
Hardcover Turtle Bay Books / Random House: NY; 1992; First US Edition 521 pages Photographs: Very Good- in Very Good dust wrapper 
Spine ends and corners bumped, a few pages creased and soiled. Unclipped dust wrapper lightly edgeworn, spine head creased.; An autobiography by the famous British actor. 
Price: 5.50 USD
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12 357 Cochran, Jacqueline and Maryann Bucknum Brinley Jackie Cochran : Autobiography of the Greatest Woman Pilot In Aviation History
Hardcover Bantam Press: NY; 1987; First US Edition Very Good in Very Good dust wrapper  
358 pages; Water stain bottom edge of spine and covers of dw does not show on book, dw rubbed  
Price: 18.00 USD
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My Turn to Make the Tea, DICKENS, Monica
13 6981 DICKENS, Monica My Turn to Make the Tea
Softcover; Mass Market PB Penguin: Harmondsworth, England; c1951,1969; Reprint 222 pages Good+ 
Spine and cover creases, edgewear and soiling on covers, pages and covers age browned (seen before in this edition); interior pages clean, none loose.; Monica Dickens spent a year working on a small provincial paper. This is the story of that adventure. Not only is it full of shrewd observation and robustly drawn characters, it is an engrossing story with a strong element of real-life drama and poignancy. The title refers to it constantly being Monica's turn to make the tea, as the only woman employed by the paper. You will never look at reporting in the same way again and you will especially think twice about the boarding house life.; Highly recommended by Holly H.of the ATS, AT and DES email discussion groups. This author also recommended by Clare G. of the DES and DoveGrey email discussion groups and by Lyn B., author of the 'I Prefer Reading' blog and member of the DES email discussion group.. Image is actual copy on offer. 
Price: 7.95 USD
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One Pair of Feet, DICKENS, Monica
14 6980 DICKENS, Monica One Pair of Feet
Softcover; Mass Market PB Penguin: Harmondsworth, England; c1942,1971; Reprint 221 pages Good+ 
Spine and cover creases, covers have light edgewear and soil. Pages age browned but not brittle; interior pages clean, none loose. ; Here is a brilliantly funny account of Monica Dickens' one year of nurse training. The book is full of cheerful impudence, an astute power of observation, and a Dickensian insight into character.'; This title recommended by Lyn B., author of the 'I Prefer Reading' blog and member of the DES email discussion group.Image is actual copy on offer. 
Price: 7.75 USD
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Open Book, An, DICKENS, Monica
15 6767 DICKENS, Monica Open Book, An
Hardcover Heinemann: London; 1978; First British Edition 210 pages B&W Photographs: Very Good in Very Good dust wrapper 
Corners and spine ends lightly worn (seen often in this edition), gift inscription on front free endpaper, faint smudges to page edges; no binding problems, interior pages clean and bright. Price clipped dust wrapper, lightly edgeworn, sunned spine and edges (seen often in this edition). ; 'Dickens's light-hearted and honest autobiography takes us from her childhood in the upstairs-downstairs world of the twenties through her celebrated exploits as a cook-general, nurse, munitions worker, provincial newspaper reporter, and, finally, bestselling novelist, wife and mother. Charles Dickens's great-granddaughter shows here that she has inherited his humour and humanity, as well as his zest for everything that life has to offer.'; Book matches sample image. 
Price: 9.95 USD
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Flying Start : A Fighter Pilot's War Years, DUNDAS, Hugh
16 7138 DUNDAS, Hugh Flying Start : A Fighter Pilot's War Years
Hardcover St Martin's Press: NY; 1989; Book Club Edition 180 pages B&W Photographs: Very Good in Very Good dust wrapper 
Spine ends bumped, pages pale tan; no binding problems, pages clean. White dust wrapper flaps pale tan, dw edgeworn and lightly creased. ; A moving and powerful autobiography of Group Captain Sir Hugh Dundas CBE, DSO, DFC, one of the most distinguished fighter pilots of World War II. 'He writes of his wartime experiences with eloquence and candor, and particularly of his period as Squadron Leader and Wing Commander and his involvement in the Battle of Britain.'; ' Mr. Dundas is very modest in discussing his own accomplishments, and does not go into detail on his own air victories. Rather, he concentrates on the evolution of the RAF and its campaigns, and on personal insights. The reader gets a very good sense of life as a pilot, and sees how one young man matures over the course of the war. Mr. Dundas also discusses his personal relationships with other famous fliers, such as Douglas Bader and "Johnnie" Johnson.' Image is actual copy on offer. 
Price: 12.50 USD
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Fillets of Plaice, DURRELL, Gerald
17 6481 DURRELL, Gerald Fillets of Plaice
Softcover; Trade PB David R. Godine: Boston; c1971,2008; 216 pages New 
A new book with faintest edgewear from shipping.; 'In this sampler of escapades from this beloved writer's adventurous and hilarious life', from his childhood on Corfu to his animal collecting days,' Durrell the humourist vies with Durrell the naturalist.' Recommended. 
Price: 15.95 USD
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18 5512 DURRELL, Gerald My Family and Other Animals
Softcover; Mass Market PB Penguin: New York; c1956,1978; Reprint Very Good-  
301 pages; Faint spine and cover creases, light edgewear, white covers slightly yellowed, a black smudge on front cover, original prices on back cover blacked out. Pages pale brown, edges a bit darker; pages clean, none loose. ; 'When the Durrell family can no longer endure the damp, gray English climate, they do what any sensible family would do: sell their house and relocate to the sun-soaked Greek island of Corfu. Through glorious silver-and-green olive groves and across brilliant tusk-white beaches, ten-year-old Gerry, the youngest of the four Durrell children, pursues his interest in natural history with a joyful passion, revealing the engrossing hidden world of the island's fauna. Many hilarious mishaps ensue as each of Gerry's new animal friends is installed in the family villa. Water snakes recuperate from heat stroke in the bathtub, matchboxes are filled with scorpions, and a pair of rowdy magpies make short order of everything from elaborate dinner spreads to Lawrence's prized manuscript to the patience of the family puppies, Widdle and Puke. Toads and tortoises, bats and butterflies, scorpions and geckos, ladybugs, praying mantises, octopuses, pigeons, and gulls are only some of the animals lovingly described in Durrell's classic tale of his childhood island home.' Basis for the 1987 ten episode series and the 2005 television movie. Recommended.  
Price: 6.25 USD
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19 3131 DURRELL, Gerald Stationary Ark, The
Softcover; Mass Market PB Fontana: London; c1976,1977; First Paperback Edition Very Good  
B&W Photographs; 157 pages; Light spine creases, white covers have a few ink marks and are lightly edgeworn, pages beginning to age brown but are not brittle. Previous bookstore stamp on front advert page. ; The story of how Durrell was finally able to realize a dream and establish the Wildlife Preservation Trust in Jersey. His zoo would be different from all others, it would certainly be a place of entertainment, but it would be a research laboratory, an educational establishment, and a conservation unit as well. As always, written in his funny, enthusiastic, and compassionate style.  
Price: 6.25 USD
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Whispering Land, The, DURRELL, Gerald
20 6168 DURRELL, Gerald Whispering Land, The
Softcover; Trade PB Penguin: NY; c1961, 2006; 235 pages Illustrated by Ralph Thompson; B&W Illustrations: Very Good+ 
No spine or cover creases, very light edgewear. A very nice copy indeed.; Another of Durrell's delightful memoirs; this is the sequel to "A Zoo in My Luggage". This time he is in Patagonia to film penguins as well as to collect animals for his nature preserve in England from Jujuy, a tropical region of Argentina. Durrell wrote in an amusing and engaging style and this book is no exception.; "Through windswept Patagonian shores and tropical forests in Argentina, from ocelots to penguins, fur seals to parrots, Durrell captures the landscape and its inhabitants with his signature charm and humor." Published @ $14.00. 
Price: 9.25 USD
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21 5152 DURRELL, Gerald Zoo in my Luggage, A
Softcover; Mass Market PB Penguin: Harmondsworth, England; c1960,1975; Illustrated by Ralph Thompson: Very Good  
B&W Illustrations; 191 pages; White covers yellowed and faintly soiled, light edgewear, no spine and cover creases, small circular sticker covering original price on back cover. Clean pages light yellow, page edges a bit darker, none loose or brittle. ; Another wonderful memoir, this time of the birth of the author's private zoo on Jersey. After acquiring Cholmondeley the chimpanzee, Bug-eye, the bush baby, and other founder-members, in the Cameroons, they arrive home and discover they must now find a place to put them. ; This author recommended by Holly H. of the ATS and the AT and DES email discussion lists.  
Price: 5.00 USD
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A Cat Abroad : The Further Adventures of Norton, the Cat Who Went to Paris, and His Human, GETHERS, Peter
22 6492 GETHERS, Peter A Cat Abroad : The Further Adventures of Norton, the Cat Who Went to Paris, and His Human
Hardcover Crown: NY; 1993; First US Edition 243 pages Near Fine in Near Fine dust wrapper 
Spine head very lightly bumped; a very nice copy indeed. Unclipped dust wrapper has faint edgewear. ; The second volume in the trilogy featuring a Scottish Fold cat named Norton. He joins his human, who has quit his job, on an adventure-filled tour of continental Europe. Recommended. 
Price: 10.75 USD
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23 6488 GETHERS, Peter Cat Who Went to Paris, The [A Cat Called Norton]
Softcover; Trade PB Crown Publishing: NY; 1991; 194 pages Illustrated by Leticia Plate; B&W Illustrations: Very Good+ 
Faint cover creasses, light edgewear. A very nice copy.; The first book in a trilogy of bestselling true stories about a floppy-eared Scottish Fold named Norton. Published as "A Cat Called Norton" in the UK.The author, also a screenwriter and publisher, writes novels as Russell Andrews.; 'Before Peter Gethers met Norton, the publisher, screenwriter, and author was a confirmed cat-hater. Then everything changed. Peter opened his heart to the Scottish Fold kitten and their adventures to Paris, Fire Island, and in the subways of Manhattan took on the color of legend and mutual love. ' This series recommended by Edith J. of the ATS and AT email discussion list and Norma H. 
Price: 7.50 USD
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Cat Who'll Live Forever, The : the Final Adventures of Norton, the Perfect Cat, and His Imperfect Human, GETHERS, Peter
24 6507 GETHERS, Peter Cat Who'll Live Forever, The : the Final Adventures of Norton, the Perfect Cat, and His Imperfect Human
Hardcover Broadway Books: NY; 2001; First US Edition 244 pages Very Good+ in Very Good+ dust wrapper 
Spine ends bumped, board edges faintly soiled. Previous owner address sticker on front free endpaper. Unclipped dust wrapper faintly edgeworn. A nice copy. ; "The final, poignant chapter in a trilogy of bestselling true stories about a floppy-eared Scottish Fold named Norton. This book chronicles the latest in Norton's astonishing adventures, celebrity encounters, and world-wide excursions. It is also a moving and life-affirming tribute to a humble little animal who never let stardom go to his head and always understood the meaning of true friendship."; Recommended by Edith J. of the ATS and AT email discussion list. Published @ US$22.95. 
Price: 7.75 USD
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25 4339 GILBRETH, Jr., Frank B. and Ernestine Gilbreth Carey Cheaper by the Dozen
Hardcover Thomas Y. Crowell: NY; c1948,1950; Reprint; Twenty-Fourth Printing Illustrated by Donald McKay: Very Good in Good+ dust wrapper  
B&W Illustrations; 237 pages; Spine ends and corners bumped and lightly worn, page edges yellowed with a few smudges. Price clipped dust wrapper is edgeworn and a bit soiled with several small chips and tears. ; A humourous and affectionate memoir written by two of the twelve children of industrial engineer Dr. Lillian M. Gilbreth and Frank B. Gilbreth, also and industrial engineer and the originator of motion study. Basis for multiple movies of the same name.  
Price: 11.50 USD
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