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Elizabeth and Her German Garden, Elizabeth [Von Arnim]
1 7293 Elizabeth [Von Arnim] Elizabeth and Her German Garden
Softcover; Trade PB Virago Modern Classics: London; c1898, 2007; Reprint 207 pages Very Good+ 
Elizabeth's first novel, written in the form of a diary. Author put many elements of her own life in her novels. Born Mary Annette Beauchamp, her books were published anonymously as her first husband, a German Count, did not think writing a suitable occupation for his wife.This title is featured in the wonderful new novel, "The Guernsey Literary and Potato Peel Pie Society". This edition has an introduction by Elizabeth Jane Howard.; Light edgewear and rubbing, no spine creases. Page edges yellowed, as is common with Virago editions.; "Elizabeth's uniquely witty pen records each season in her beloved garden, where she escapes from the stifling routine of indoors: from servants, meals, domestic routine - and the presence of her overbearing husband, the Man of Wrath..." Image is actual copy on offer. 
Price: 11.75 USD
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Enchanted April, The, Elizabeth [Von Arnim]
2 5534 Elizabeth [Von Arnim] Enchanted April, The
Paperback; Trade PB Virago Press: London; c1922,2003; Reprint 361 pages Near Fine 
A new book with faint edgewear.; This edition has an introduction by Terence de Vere White. Basis for the wonderful movie of the same name. Four British women spend a revealing, and perhaps life changing, one month holiday at San Salvatore, a castle in Italy.; 'Four very different women respond to a discreet advertisement in the newspaper to stay at a mediaeval castle on the Mediterranean. The spirit of that place works remarkable changes on the woman, who quickly realize that there was more to San Salvatore than they expected, and more to each other and themselves than they had ever dreamed.' 
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Benefactress, The, The Author of Elizabeth and her German Garden [Elizabeth Von Arnim]
3 7094 The Author of Elizabeth and her German Garden [Elizabeth Von Arnim] Benefactress, The
Hardcover Macmillan: London; c1898, 1929; 418 pages Very Good- 
Part of the lovely Macmillan pocket edition with royal blue cloth bindings, gilt top edges, and gilt on spine. Spine ends, corners and bottom edges, bumped and lightly worn (seen often in this edition). Pastedowns and endpapers faintly yellowed, page edges yellowed and lightly soiled; interior pages clean, none loose. No dust wrapper, as issued.; 'When Anna Estcourt was twenty-five, and had begun to wonder whether the pleasure extractable from life at all counterbalanced the bother of it, a wonderful thing happened.' So begins another of Elizabeth's fairy tale type stories. Unmarried Anna moves from London to rural Germany when she inherits a relative's Pomeranian estate.; This title reviewed and recommended by Lyn B., author of the 'I Prefer Reading' blog and member of the DES email discussion group. Also reviewed and recommended by Claire author of 'The Captive Reader' blog. Image is actual copy on offer. 
Price: 25.50 USD
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Love, The Author of Elizabeth and her German Garden [Elizabeth Von Arnim]
4 7308 The Author of Elizabeth and her German Garden [Elizabeth Von Arnim] Love
Hardcover Macmillan: London; c1925,1929; Reprint 408 pages Very Good 
Part of the lovely Macmillan pocket edition with navy blue leather binding, gilt top edge, and gilt on spine. Spine ends and corners bumped and very lightly worn. Ribbon bookmark end beginning to fray, pastedowns and endpapers slightly foxed(seen often in this edition); interior pages clean and bright. A nice copy.; "When Catherine sees Christopher at the play she notices he is a glorious young man. He thinks she is the sweetest little thing in an adorable hat. They are both so enthusiastic --about the play. It is her ninth time at the performance and his thirty-sixth. Obviously they are perfect partners for a romance. . Except for the small matter of age."; Image is actual copy on offer. 
Price: 29.50 USD
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