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Light Years : Volume One in The Cazalet Chronicle, HOWARD, Elizabeth J.
Light Years : Volume One in The Cazalet Chronicle
HOWARD, Elizabeth J.
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The Four Swans : a Novel of Cornwall, 1795-7 [Volume Six of the Poldark Series], GRAHAM, Winston
The Four Swans : a Novel of Cornwall, 1795-7 [Volume Six of the Poldark Series]
GRAHAM, Winston
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A Lot To Ask : A Life of Barbara Pym, PYM] HOLT, Hazel
A Lot To Ask : A Life of Barbara Pym
PYM] HOLT, Hazel
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Flowering Thorn, The, SHARP, Margery
Flowering Thorn, The
SHARP, Margery
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Superior Women, ADAMS, Alice
1 7427 ADAMS, Alice Superior Women
Hardcover Alfred A. Knopf: NY; 1984; First US Edition 368 pages Very Good in Very Good dust wrapper 
Black quarter cloth binding lightly rubbed, spine ends lightly bumped; no binding problems. Page edges pale tan; interior pages clean. Unclipped dust wrapper a bit edgeworn with a few closed tears. Pink portion of spine faded to tan, tiny skinned area on front panel, edges faintly yellowed.; The timeless coming-of-age novel about five young women who meet at Radcliffe College and together grow to maturity--through intrigues, ambitions, affairs, and marriages--from World War II to the 1980s.

Lavinia, Peg, and Cathy seem to have little in common save for their freshman status. None of them could know that their destinies are about to inextricably intertwine. Across four decades, as time and events upend their expectations, these five women discover their sexuality, reveal their secrets, and struggle with independence--sometimes surrendering, sometimes making stunning choices. A richly drawn, uncompromising novel about women's intimate, interior lives. The author graduated from Radcliffe College. ; Image is actual copy on offer. 
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Elsie and Mairi Go to War : Two Extraordinary Women on the Western Front, ATKINSON, Diane
2 7410 ATKINSON, Diane Elsie and Mairi Go to War : Two Extraordinary Women on the Western Front
Softcover; Trade PB Pegasus Books: NY; 2010; 280 pages Very Good+ 
An unread copy received with slight edgewear and light soil marks on top edge.; "When they met at a motorcycle club in 1912, Elsie Knocker was a thirty year-old motorcycling divorcee and Mairi Chisholm was a brilliant eighteen-year old mechanic, living at home borrowing tools from her brother. Theirs was to become one of the most extraordinary stories of the First World War.

In 1914, they roared off to London 'to do their bit', and within a month they were in the thick of things in Belgium driving ambulances to distant military hospitals. Frustrated by the number of men dying of shock in the back of their vehicles, they set up their own first-aid post on the front line in the village of Pervyse, near Ypres, risking their lives working under sniper fire and heavy bombardment for months at a time." ; ''Elsie, a trained nurse and midwife, and eighteen-year-old Mairi, formed part of an ambulance corps which went out to Belgium in the early days of the war; they became the only women to work permanently within shouting distance of the front line at their first aid post in the little Belgian town of Pervyse. Working independently, outside military organisations, their experience of the war was probably unique among women.''- Tanya I. author of the '20th Century Vox' blog. "This is a terrific book about two brave & determined women who made a great difference to so many wounded men under the most difficult circumstances."- This title reviewed and recommended by Lyn B., author of the 'I Prefer Reading' blog and member of the DES email discussion group. Image is actual copy on offer. 
Price: 12.50 USD

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Honourable Estate : a Novel of Transition, BRITTAIN, Vera
3 7365 BRITTAIN, Vera Honourable Estate : a Novel of Transition
Virago Modern Classics: London; c1936, 2000; Reprint 587 pages Very Good 
Spine and cover creases, faint edgewear, page edges yellowed as is common with Virago editions.; The story of three marriages during the years 1890-1930, a time of great social change. The title refers to 'holy matrimony' as well as the changing status of women. This edition has an introduction by Mark Bostridge, one of VB's authorised biographers.; Image is actual copy on offer. 
Price: 14.95 USD
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Diary of a Provincial Lady; containing Diary of a Provincial Lady; Provincial Lady Goes Further; Provincial Lady in America, Provincial Lady in Wartime, DELAFIELD, E. M. (Introduction by Nicola Beauman)
4 7401 DELAFIELD, E. M. (Introduction by Nicola Beauman) Diary of a Provincial Lady; containing Diary of a Provincial Lady; Provincial Lady Goes Further; Provincial Lady in America, Provincial Lady in Wartime
Softcover; Trade PB Virago Modern Classics: London; c1930-40, 2008; 529 pages Very Good- 
Spine and covers creased and edgeworn. Pages yellowed, edges a bit darker (as is common with Virago editions of this period) and lightly soiled. A few interior page corners creased, but clean; none loose.; An omnibus edition of four of the Provincial Lady Diaries originally written from 1930-1940. They are witty portraits of life in a Devonshire village, in London, in the US, and finally at the beginning of World War II.;

Recommended by Holly H. of the ATS and AT email discussion list. "Diary of a Provincial Lady is my favorite book in all the world. This is the book I packed in my hospital bag when I was having a baby! It is absolutely enchanting...perfectly understated...quintessentially country English before the second world war.There is an emotional French governess, an arrogant titled neighbor, the silent husband, a procession of difficult servants, the talkative Vicar's wife, two not-quite-perfect but loveable children, and most of all, the Provincial Lady, who struggles through daily life with an overdrawn account and a much-needed sense of humor. Is there any better novel? 'Answer comes there none,' to quote the Provincial Lady." Lyn B., author of the 'I Prefer Reading' blog and member of the DE Stevenson email discussion group, says "E M Delafield’s Provincial Lady is one of my favourite literary characters." Cover matches sample image. 
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My Friend Rose, DUNCAN, Jane
5 7364 DUNCAN, Jane My Friend Rose
Hardcover; Ex-Library Macmillan: London; 1964; First British Edition 250 pages Good in Good+ dust wrapper 
Ex-library book with usual stamps and markings. Red boards have large skinned areas where library taped dust wrapper to book and then removed, tape residue from multiple attachements, spine ends and corners lightly bumped, bottom edge wearing revealing inner boards, front board beginning to flare (seen before in this edition). Front free endpaper removed, page edges lightly soiled; interior pages clean. Price clipped dust wrapper (design by Virginia Smith) edgeworn and chipped with a large skinned area on back panel. Library label on spine. A reading copy. ;

Janet is 25 when she first meets Rose. She is the stepmother of Dee, the young girl Janet cares for as governess for two years.; Image is actual copy on offer. 
Price: 18.50 USD

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Alice, ELIOT, Elizabeth [Lady Germaine Elizabeth Olive Eliot]
6 7389 ELIOT, Elizabeth [Lady Germaine Elizabeth Olive Eliot] Alice
Softcover; Trade PB Dean Street Press: London; c1949, 2019; First Edition Thus 207 pages New 
A new book received with faint edgewear. One of the Furrowed Middlebrow imprints.; "But the servants! Anything might happen to them. They might go in a train to Woolwich and meet the love of their lives, or be murdered almost for the asking. Not that one wanted to be murdered exactly, but there was frustration in being denied the possibility."

The deliciously dark tale of the strange and woeful young womanhood of Margaret, the narrator of Elizabeth Eliot's debut novel, and her friend Alice, from their final year at boarding-school in the late 1920s until just before World War II.

The girls have adventures at school, are presented at court, and experience the vicissitudes of high society and their eccentric, increasingly impoverished families. Alice marries, unhappily, and involves Margaret in her hardships, until she suddenly decides--with fabulous success--to become an actress. And through it all the young women engage in loopy existential ponderings about their fates, gleefully detailing the radical instability of their world. Anxious characters marooned in a world without safe harbour--a tragic circumstance, but, in Eliot's hands, an absolutely hilarious one. Evoking by turn the morbid humour of Barbara Comyns and the high society sorrows of Rachel Ferguson, Alice is very much its own brilliant confection.; "...one of the funniest, strangest, and most addictive novels I've read in a long time."- Scott, author of the Furrowed Middlebrow blog. Reviews from the original 1950 publication; "Miraculously good . . . delightful and wise and irreproachably understanding"- The Bookman
"A first novel of singular originality . . . so endearing in spirit that it is hard not to feel for it a kind of personal affection" -Daily Telegraph
"I can pay her no higher compliment than to say that the nearest thing to it I know in literature are the deliciously malicious books of Elizabeth and Her German Garden." -The Sphere Cover matches stock image. 
Price: 15.99 USD

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Cecil, ELIOT, Elizabeth [Lady Germaine Elizabeth Olive Eliot]
7 7393 ELIOT, Elizabeth [Lady Germaine Elizabeth Olive Eliot] Cecil
Softcover; Trade PB Dean Street Press: London; c1962, 2019; First Edition Thus 194 pages New 
A new book received with faint edgewear. One of the Furrowed Middlebrow imprints. This new edition includes an introduction by social historian Elizabeth Crawford.; Lady Anne's position as the wife of Charles Guthrie gives her a unique (but limited) perspective on the relationship between her husband's stepbrother Cecil and the attractive but dominating Lady Guthrie. As she narrates this, Elizabeth Eliot's brilliant final novel, Anne creates a portrait of a ghoulish woman who ruins her son's life as thoroughly as if she set out to do so intentionally. Yet there are no easy answers here, and Anne's speculations and judgments sometimes shed as much light on her own relationships and experiences as they do on Cecil and his mother.

In Eliot's skilled hands, the apparently simple tale of a dysfunctional family becomes an elegant and witty meditation on our inability to ever know the complete truth about those around us.; "She is a humorist of the first order, and in a style of humour that is particularly British" -The Queen "As she has already shown, Elizabeth Eliot is a gifted natural story-teller"-Daily Mail Cover matches stock image. 
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Bramton Wick, FAIR, Elizabeth
8 7392 FAIR, Elizabeth Bramton Wick
Softcover; Trade PB Dean Street Press: London; c1952, 2017; First Edition Thus 198 pages New 
A new book received with faint edgewear. One of the Furrowed Middlebrow imprints. This new edition includes an introduction by social historian Elizabeth Crawford.; In Bramton Wick, the setting of Elizabeth Fair's cheerful debut novel, tensions and resentments--not to mention romance--roil beneath the polite interactions of its charming and eccentric residents.

There's upper crust Lady Masters, taking the good things for granted but thoroughly cowed by her gardener. There's Gillian Cole, a war widow, and her sister Laura, for whom romance may (or may not) be in the offing. There's Miss Selbourne and "Tiger" Garrett, who met driving ambulances during the war (the first one, though Miss Garrett does get them confused). There's Major Worthy, who is quite energetic for an invalid. And there's the three Misses Cleeve, who are "all remarkably like toads" and who have a casual relationship with the truth.; Author biography: "Elizabeth Mary Fair was born in 1908 and brought up in Haigh, a small village in Lancashire, England. There her father was the land agent for Haigh Hall, then occupied by the Earl of Crawford and Balcorres, and there she and her sister were educated by a governess. After her father's death, in 1934, Miss Fair and her mother and sister removed to a small house with a large garden in the New Forest in Hampshire. From 1939 to 1944, she was an ambulance driver in the Civil Defence Corps, serving at Southampton, England; in 1944 she joined the British Red Cross and went overseas as a Welfare Officer, during which time she served in Belgium, India, and Ceylon. Miss Fair's first novel, Bramton Wick, was published in 1952 and received with enthusiastic acclaim as 'perfect light reading with a dash of lemon in it . . .' by Time and Tide. " Cover matches stock image. 
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Island Magic, GOUDGE, Elizabeth
9 7379 GOUDGE, Elizabeth Island Magic
Softcover; Trade PB Hendrickson Publishers: MA; c1934, 2016; 291 pages New 
A lovely unread copy.; In this beloved author's first novel, set in the 19th century on Guernsey, we meet the du Frocq family. The story is based on the memories of Goudge's mother who grew up on Guernsey. ; "A really charming book, very human and humourful, with five of the most real children I have ever met in fiction and full of the most gorgeous discriptions of life in Guernsey."-- Daily Telegraph "The year is 1888. Rachell and Andre du Frocq live on a run-down farm in the town of St. Pierre, on one of the Channel Islands (between England and the coast of Normandy). The proud parents of five high-spirited children, they have wrestled their happiness out of heartache: they've buried three babies and depleted Rachell's inheritance to keep the farm alive." Cover matches stock image. 
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Linnets and Valerians [The Runaways], GOUDGE, Elizabeth
10 7375 GOUDGE, Elizabeth Linnets and Valerians [The Runaways]
Softcover; Trade PB David R. Godine: New York; c1964,2015; Reprint 280 pages Illustrated by Lauren Mills; B&W Illustrations: New 
A new book received with faint edgewear. Chapter headings illustrated with charming black and white drawings.; Another of Goudge's delightful and magical stories that appeal to adults and children alike. Also published as "The Runaways" in Great Britain. Highly recommended.; When the four Linnet children are sent to live with their overly strict grandmother while their father goes exploring in Egypt, they decide that their new life is unbearable-and run away. 'Making their way through the English countryside, they first charm the gruff but lovable Uncle Ambrose and his gardener, Ezra, then stumble upon the eccentric Lady Alicia, who seems to have lost her family.' Cover matches stock image. 
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Little White Horse, The, GOUDGE, Elizabeth
11 7380 GOUDGE, Elizabeth Little White Horse, The
Softcover; Trade PB Puffin Books: NY; c1946,2001; Reprint 238 pages New 
A new copy received with faintest edgewear.; 'When orphan Maria arrives at Moonacre Manor, her ancestral home in an enchanted village in England's West Country, she feels as if she's come home. Her new guardian is kind and funny, and everyone there is like an old friend. But beneath the beauty and comfort lies a tragedy. Maria is determined to find out about it, change it, and give her own life story a happy ending.' Another of this author's delightful and magical children's books that is loved by adults as well. Winner of the Carnegie Medal; basis for the film "Secret of Moonacre". One of our favourites, it was also loved by J. K. Rowling as a child.; "The Little White Horse was my favorite childhood book. I absolutely adored it. It had a cracking plot. It was scary and romantic in parts and had a feisty heroine." —J. K. Rowling Cover matches sample image. 
Price: 6.99 USD
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Rosemary Tree, The, GOUDGE, Elizabeth
12 7374 GOUDGE, Elizabeth Rosemary Tree, The
Softcover; Trade PB Hendrickson: MA; c1956, 2016; Reprint 364 pages As New 
A very nice unread copy with faint edgewear.; A lovely story set in the town of Silverbridge, Devonshire about the family of vicar John Wentworth and Harriet, John's aging former nanny, who holds the family together through her love and empathy.; Indrani Aikath-Gyaltsen plagiarised this novel in her novel, set in India, "Crane's Morning". Cover matches stock image. 
Price: 15.95 USD
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Scent of Water, The, GOUDGE, Elizabeth
13 7378 GOUDGE, Elizabeth Scent of Water, The
Softcover; Trade PB Hendrickson: MA; c1963, 2011; 306 pages Very Good+ 
A new book received with one bent page resulting in a tiny tear at edge. ; Mary Lindsay has had a distinguished career in the city. At 50 she decides to return to her childhood village in search of personal fulfillment when she inherits the house of her cousin, another Mary Lindsay. The beautiful village of Appleshaw is deep in the English countryside.' Recommended.; Cover matches stock image. 
Price: 14.95 USD
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Towers in the Mist, GOUDGE, Elizabeth
14 7381 GOUDGE, Elizabeth Towers in the Mist
Softcover; Trade PB Hendrickson Publishers: MA; c1938, 2015; 398 pages New 
A lovely unread copy.; The lovely story of Canon Leigh and his family in Christ Church, Oxford (where the author and her parents once lived) during the reign of Queen Elizabeth I.; "It is late sixteenth-century London when awkward teenage Faithful travels to Oxford to study in England's great university. When Canon Leigh takes him in, Faithful enters into a family as exciting and educational as the university itself.
Woven into the narratives of Faithful and the canon's daughter Joyeuce is Oxford during the reign of Queen Elizabeth I with the pomp and sordidness of the spectacular era of England's Golden Age. Not only a historical journey, 'Towers in the Mist' is also a coming-of-age tale of young love and hope." Cover matches stock image. 
Price: 14.95 USD
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White Witch, The, GOUDGE, Elizabeth
15 7382 GOUDGE, Elizabeth White Witch, The
Softcover; Trade PB Hendrickson Publishers: MA; c1958, 2016; First US Edition 422 pages New 
A lovely unread copy.; This historical novel, set during the English Civil War in an Oxfordshire village, features the Haslewood family. "In the manor house, Margaret Haslewood and her twin children wait for news of her husband Robert, who has gone to fight for the cause of Parliament. At the hearth of wise and gentle Froniga, whose skill in healing and clarity of moral vision brings life and vigor to the Romani community, and in the painter's brush of young Francis Leyland, who puts his life in the service of the king, Elizabeth Goudge weaves a tale of enduring insight into what makes us feel at home in the world, and the forces that threaten to tear our homes apart." The publisher of this edition added a note that says in part: First written in 1958, this novel "includes many passages that display oppressive attitudes in matters of race relations. ...many Romani people still face discrimination today. We believe that offering this book to readers as Elizabeth Goudge wrote it allows us to see English literary culture in 1958 in a way that would be obscured were we to alter the text. Justice must be based on truth."; "A rich, long panorama of England in the time of Charles I, when Cavalier and Puritan strove for the mastery of the realm. The story opens with the appearance of Francis Leyland in the little village of Flowercote." Recommended by Charlotte K. of the DES email discussion group, Sandi M. and Amy S. of the E Goudge email discussion group and Anne C. of the AT and EG email discussion lists. 
Price: 14.95 USD
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The Four Swans : a Novel of Cornwall, 1795-7 [Volume Six of the Poldark Series], GRAHAM, Winston
16 7425 GRAHAM, Winston The Four Swans : a Novel of Cornwall, 1795-7 [Volume Six of the Poldark Series]
Hardcover; Book Club Edition Doubleday: Garden City; 1976; 416 pages Very Good in Very Good dust wrapper 
Spine ends bumped and lightly worn; no binding problems. Page edges pale tan, top edges have a few smudges. Pages clean, not brittle. Rubbed dust wrapper very lightly edgeworn, a short closed tear on spine edge. White rear panel yellowed. ; This series is the basis for both 'Poldark' television series. The sixth novel set in 18th Century Cornwall. All four women - the four swans - whose lives touch Ross Poldark face a crisis in these years.; "Just when Ross Poldark, now something of a war hero, seems secure in his hard-won prosperity, he must confront a new dilemma: the sudden infatuation of a young naval officer with his wife, Demelza. And it soon becomes evident that Demelza is not the only woman close to him whose life is in turmoil. Ross's old love Elizabeth, her cousin Morwenna, and his friend's new wife Caroline have also become embroiled in their own personal conflicts in life and in love. It's a time of dramatic change for Poldark and Cornwall, and those who cope best will come out ahead. The Four Swans will sweep you into new territory, as the stakes for the Poldark and Warleggan clans intensify in shocking ways"

This series recommended by Jessica of the DES email discussion list. Image is actual copy on offer. 
Price: 11.75 USD

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Spy's Bedside Book, The, GREENE, Graham and Hugh (Ed.)
17 7418 GREENE, Graham and Hugh (Ed.) Spy's Bedside Book, The
Hardcover Rupert Hart-Davis: London; 1957; First British Edition 256 pages B&W Illustrations: Very Good+ 
Publishing date on title page indicates this is a first edition. Clean tan cloth binding with silver gilt lettering on spine has bumped spine ends and a bumped top corner. Previous Dutch bookseller label on front pastedown. No dust wrapper. A nice copy.; Edited by Graham and Hugh Greene, this anthology of truth and fiction includes work by several writers, some of whom were suspected of being spies. It includes an extensive bibliography. Did the East Germans really buy 100 copies of this title when it was first published?; ''This classic anthology includes stories by some of the great writers on spying and many practitioners, including Ian Fleming and John Buchan, Sir Robert Baden-Powell and Belle Boyd, Walter Schellenberg, Sir Paul Dukes and Vladimir Petrov, and from the golden age of mystery and suspense, William Le Queux and E. Phillips Oppenheim.There are also some unexpected figures: William Blake, D.H. Lawrence and Thomas Mann, all suspected of spying in three great wars.

How can you hide messages in a boiled egg? Why should you always put pepper in your vodka when in Russia? Answers to these questions and much more can be found in this thrilling collection, which will enthrall readers once again with its tales of espionage from a bygone era.' Image is actual copy on offer. 
Price: 17.50 USD

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Duchess Of Bloomsbury Street, The, HANFF, Helene
18 7403 HANFF, Helene Duchess Of Bloomsbury Street, The
Softcover; Trade PB Avon: NY; c1973, 1976; 137 pages Very Good- 
Faint spine and cover creases. Previous owners ink stamp and signature on half title page. White covers and interior pages age yellowed but clean and not brittle.; After 20 years of corresponding with the bookselling firm Marks and Co. In London, the author visits England for the first time. A delightful, highly recommended sequel to '84 Charing Cross Road'. Sadly, there is no longer a bookshop at 84 Charing Cross Road although there is a plaque commemorating the shop and the book. The location is now a restaurant.; Image is actual copy on offer. 
Price: 10.00 USD
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Light Years : Volume One in The Cazalet Chronicle, HOWARD, Elizabeth J.
19 7426 HOWARD, Elizabeth J. Light Years : Volume One in The Cazalet Chronicle
Softcover; Mass Market PB Pocket Books: New York; 1990; 434 pages Very Good 
Spine creased and lightly sunned, covers lightly edgeworn and rubbed. Clean pages age browned but not brittle.; The first volume of the Cazalet Chronicle, basis for the Masterpiece Theater series The Cazalets. 'In 1937, the coming war is only a distant cloud on Britain's horizon. As the Cazalet households prepare for their summer pilgrimage to the family estate in Sussex, readers meet Edward, in love with but by no means faithful to his wife Villy; Hugh, wounded in the Great War; Rupert, who worships his lovely child-bride Zoe; and Rachel, the spinster sister.'; Image is actual copy on offer. 
Price: 9.50 USD
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Bewildering Cares, PECK, Winifred
20 7390 PECK, Winifred Bewildering Cares
Softcover; Trade PB Dean Street Press: London; c1940, 2016; 191 pages New 
A new book received with faint edgewear. One of the Furrowed Middlebrow imprints. This new edition includes an introduction by social historian Elizabeth Crawford.; Camilla Lacely's charming, witty diary of life as a vicar's wife in a mid-sized town outside of Manchester in the anxious, early days of World War II. The 'everything and nothing' that happens include a controversy swirling around the curate's pacifist sermon (through which, alas, Camilla napped, making it difficult for her to discuss with outraged parishioners), servant problems, anxieties about Camilla's son off training with his regiment, the day-to-day worries of friends, and a potential romance in the town ... or are there two romances?
Readers of Bewildering Cares might well be reminded of the likes of E.M. Delafield or Angela Thirkell, but Peck offers her own distinct take--sometimes hilarious, sometimes touching--on the ironies and heartbreaks (not to mention the storms in teacups) of domestic life, community, faith and life during wartime. Review from the original publication '(Winifred Peck) deserves our real gratitude for making us laugh in these troublous days' -Times Literary Supplement
; This review by Jerri C. of the Anglea Thirkell Society, and AT and DES email discussion groups will have special resonance with fellow Thirkell admirers. "This novel covers one week in the life of Camilla Lacely, a vicar's wife in a fictional town much like Northbridge. The week is March 1940, during the end of 'Cheerfulness Breaks In'. Camilla deals with many of the same issues, but she has a special source of support. She can read Thirkell novels! At one point she has been asked to read aloud to entertain a "working party", but instead of the suggested George Eliot: "I tried instead bits of The Diary of a Provincial Lady and The Demon in the House by Angela Thirkell, with unparalleled success. They would hardly allow me to stop. . ." Later in the book, after an exhausting day, while her husband reads Wodehouse, Camilla's choice is "Wild Strawberries by Angela Thirkell, which I have read thirty times already and will probably read thirty more. . ." With such a great taste in literature, how can one not relate to Camilla or her creater Winifred Peck? Thirkell is also mentioned in the introduction to this novel. " Also recommended by several other members of the AT and DES email discussion groups. Cover matches stock image. 
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Excellent Women, Jane and Prudence, An Unsuitable Attachment : Omnibus Edition, PYM, Barbara
21 7430 PYM, Barbara Excellent Women, Jane and Prudence, An Unsuitable Attachment : Omnibus Edition
Softcover; Trade PB Quality Paperback: New York; 1984; Book Club Edition 256+222+256 pages Very Good- 
Spine and cover creases, edgewear, page edges faintly soiled; interior pages clean and bright. We have found binding on this large edition must be handled carefully to avoid damage.; Forward by Anne Tyler. An omnibus volume.; Recommended by Holly H. of the ATS and AT and DES email discussion groups; "I would be hard-pressed to find three such fine books. Pym is an utter delight and as engrossing a writer as you can find. " Image is actual copy on offer. 
Price: 13.75 USD
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Few Green Leaves, A, PYM, Barbara
22 7417 PYM, Barbara Few Green Leaves, A
Softcover; Trade PB Dutton: NY; c1980, 1986; First US Edition 250 pages Very Good- 
Covers edgeworn, spine creased. Pages pale tan, edges darker. Interior pages clean, none loose. ; 'An incisive and wry portrait of life in an English village in Oxfordshire.' This is Pym's final novel. It is a favourite of many Pym admirers.; Recommended by Linda S. "One of my favourite authors." - Lyn B.', author of the 'I Prefer Reading' blog and member of the DES email discussion group. Image is actual copy on offer. 
Price: 9.00 USD
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A Lot To Ask : A Life of Barbara Pym, PYM] HOLT, Hazel
23 7424 PYM] HOLT, Hazel A Lot To Ask : A Life of Barbara Pym
Hardcover Dutton: NY; 1991; First US Edition 308 pages B&W Photographs: Near Fine in Near Fine dust wrapper 
Black quarter cloth binding faintly dusty on edges, pages and covers clean and bright, no binding problems. Unclipped dust wrapper is very lightly edgeworn. A lovely copy.; Biography by Pym's close friend who was her literary executrix and is also a novelist.; "This definitive biography puts Barbara in her setting and relates her life to the age and the world in which she lived." Image is actual copy on offer. 
Price: 15.75 USD
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Fresh from the Country, READ, Miss [Dora Saint]
24 7400 READ, Miss [Dora Saint] Fresh from the Country
Softcover; Trade PB Dean Street Press: London; c1961,2020; 185 pages Illustrated by J. S. Goodall; B&W Illustrations: New 
A new book received with light edgewear. This edition, one of the Furrowed Middlebrow imprints, has an introduction by the Jill Saint, the author's daughter.; Young Anna Lacey has spent most of her life on a farm in Essex. But her first teaching position carries her to an unattractive, newly constructed suburb where she has to adjust to cramped lodgings, a skinflint landlady, overcrowded classrooms, and eccentric colleagues ('a rum lot'). She must also adapt some of her idealistic theories of teaching to the realities of her energetic, exuberant pupils.

Fans of Miss Read's much-loved Thrush Green and Fairacre novels will be delighted with this tale of a young woman's first year of teaching, and perhaps also surprised by its sharp, funny portrayals of the foibles of human nature. Anna experiences some disappointments and uncertainties, but her practicality, determination and sense of humour see her through.; "Miss Read is one of my favourite writers of comfort reading."-This author recommended by Lyn B., author of the 'I Prefer Reading' blog and member of the DES email discussion group.Cover matches stock image. 
Price: 16.99 USD

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Man in the Dark, The, SCARLETT, Susan [Noel Streatfeild]
25 7373 SCARLETT, Susan [Noel Streatfeild] Man in the Dark, The
Softcover; Trade PB Greyladies: Edinburgh; c1940, 2014; 234 pages Near Fine 
A very nice copy with faint edgewear. Our last copy of this title.; 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?'; Recommended. Image is one of actual copies on offer. 
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