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Sea Lady, The, DRABBLE, Margaret
201 6424 DRABBLE, Margaret Sea Lady, The
Hardcover; Ex-Library Harcourt, Inc.: Orlando, FL; 2007; First US Edition 345 pages Very Good in Very Good+ dust wrapper 
Ex-library book with usual stamps and markings, otherwise clean and bright. Spine ends lightly bumped. Unclipped dust wrapper has faint edgewear; no library markings. A very nice copy. ; 'This is the story of Humphrey Clark and Ailsa Kelman, who spent a summer together as children in Ornemouth, a town by the gray North Sea. As they journey back to Ornemouth to receive honorary degrees from a new university there, Humphrey on the train, Ailsa flying, they take stock of their lives over the past thirty years, their careers, and their shared personal entanglements. Humphrey is a successful marine biologist, happiest under water, but now retired; Ailsa, scholar and feminist, is celebrated for her pioneering studies of gender and for her gift for lucid and dramatic exposition. The memories of their lives unfold as Margaret Drabble exquisitely details the social life in England in the second half of the last century.' 
Price: 8.75 USD
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202 3302 DRUETT, Joan Hen Frigates : Wives of Merchant Captains Under Sail
Hardcover Simon & Schuster: NY; 1998; First US Edition Very Good+ in Very Good+ dust wrapper  
274 pages; Book looks unread; black remainder mark on bottom edge, spine tail very lightly bumped. Dust wrapper, not price clipped, is faintly edgeworn and rubbed. A very nice copy. ; 'The author has used journal entries and passages of letters penned by the intrepid 19th century women who ran households aboard the "hen frigates," (any ship with the captain's wife on board). Druett paints a vivid portrait of the unique challenges faced by seafaring females. Organizing the first-person material into individual chapters dealing with such diverse and intriguing topics as sex at sea, children at sea, ship kitchens, medical matters, and hazards of the sea, the author steps back and allows the women to eloquently and poignantly communicate how they managed to perform their daily tasks, raise their children, and provide their families with structure and a semblance of normalcy while coping with cramped quarters, lusty sailors, unpredictable weather conditions, and a variety of natural and man-made disasters.' An interesting read. ; Published @ $25.00.  
Price: 13.75 USD
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My Friend Rose, DUNCAN, Jane
203 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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Flying Start : A Fighter Pilot's War Years, DUNDAS, Hugh
204 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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205 5971 DUNNETT, Dorothy Disorderly Knights, The
Softcover; Mass Market PB Popular Library: NY; 1966; Very Good  
575 pages; No spine creases, light edgewear and cover creases, pages light brown, a few spots on coloured page edges. A nice copy.; The third volume of the 'Lymond Chronicles' set in 16th century Scotland and France. ; Recommended by Kim S. of the ATS, Sharon G. of the DoveGrey email discussion group, Sarah W. of the AT, DES, and DoveGrey email discussion groups, Joy W., Karen B., and Karen F. of the DES email discussion groups.  
Price: 6.50 USD
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206 5623 DUNNETT, Dorothy Game of Kings, The
Softcover; Trade PB Vintage Books: NY; c1961, 1997; Very Good+  
543 pages; No spine or cover creases, very light edgewear, top page edges browned. ; First volume of the 'Lymond Chronicles' where we meet "Francis Crawford of Lymond, a nobleman of elastic morals and dangerous talents whose tongue is as sharp as his rapier. In 1547 Lymond returns to defend his native Scotland from the English, despite the accusations of treason against him."; Recommended by Kim S. of the ATS, Sharon G. of the DoveGrey email discussion group, Sarah W. of the AT and DoveGrey email discussion groups, Joy W., Karen B., and Karen F. of the DES email discussion groups. Published @$14.00.  
Price: 7.75 USD
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207 4406 DUNNING, John Booked to Die
Softcover; Mass Market PB Avon Books: NY; c1992,1993; Reprint; Eleventh Printing Very Good  
321 pages; A faint spine crease, one short cover creases, light edgewear. A nice copy.; The first mystery featuring Cliff Janeway, the bookselling detective. 'Denver homicide detective Cliff Janeway may not always play by the book, but he's an avid collector of rare and first editions. After a local bookscout is killed on his turf, Janeway would like nothing better than to rearrange the suspect's spine. But the suspect, sleazeball Jackie Newton, is a master at eluding murder convictions. Unfortunately for Janeway, his swift form of off-duty justice costs him his badge.

Turning to his lifelong passion, Janeway opens a bookshop — all the while searching for evidence to put Newton away. But when prized volumes in a highly sought-after collection begin to appear, so do dead bodies. Now Janeway's life is about to change in profound and shocking ways as he attempts to find out who's dealing death along with vintage Chandlers and Twains.' Recommended.  
Price: 5.25 USD

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Fillets of Plaice, DURRELL, Gerald
208 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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209 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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210 954 DURRELL, Gerald Two In The Bush
Softcover; Mass Market PB Fontana: London; c1966,1973; Illustrated by B. L. Driscoll: Very Good-  
B&W Illustrations; 220 pages; Spine sunned and creased, pages lightly age browned but not brittle, light edgewear; no loose pages. ; Durrell and his wife go to Australia, New Zealand, and Malaya to film a series of television films for the BBC and to see the wildlife conservation efforts in these countries. Written in the humorous and engrossing style that his admirers have come to expect. '  
Price: 5.50 USD
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Whispering Land, The, DURRELL, Gerald
211 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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212 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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Justine, DURRELL, Lawrence
213 7064 DURRELL, Lawrence Justine
Hardcover Folio Society: London; c1957, 2008; 203 pages Sepia-tone Photographs: Very Good 
A lovely copy downgraded by a publishing flaw which caused the bottom portion only of one signature (section of pages) to be unbound, faintly rubbed corners. No slip case.; The first volume of the "Alexandria Quartet", four interlocking novels set in the Egyptian city of Alexandria during the 1930s and 40s. This edition uses the 1962 revised text and includes Durrell's 1962 preface as well as an introduction by Peter Porter. Basis for the 1969 film by George Cukor.; 'This is the best work of fiction I have read in some years."-Gerald Sykes,1957 NY Times..."The scene is dusty, modern Alexandria, and the milieu one that mixes exceptional sophistication with exceptional sordidness. The time is not stated, but it may be the Nineteen Thirties. The narrator is a penniless young Irish school teacher who gives a lecture on poetry and is about to go home to his mistress, a sad Greek dancing girl named Melissa, when he is sought out by the book's heroine, Justine, a beautiful Jewess married to Nessim, a sensitive Coptic millionaire." Image is actual copy on offer. 
Price: 18.00 USD
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214 5842 EAGER, Edward Seven Day Magic
Softcover; Trade PB Harcourt Brace Jovanovich: San Diego; c1962, 1986; Reprint Illustrated by N.M. Bodecker: Very Good  
B&W Illustrations; 156 pages; Faint cover creases and edgewear, no spine creases, remainder mark on bottom edge, page edges lightly yellowed. A nice copy.; This magical adventure for the five children (Barnaby, John, Susan, Abbie, and Fredrika) begins when Susan checks out an old and battered library book that the librarian, after giving Susan a mysterious look, tells her must be returned in 7 days. Need we tell you the book is magic? Highly recommended.; "One of my top two favourite books by this author."- Jerri C. of the ATS, AT and DES email discussion groups.  
Price: 5.25 USD
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Oxford Literary Guide to the British Isles, EAGLE, Dorothy & Hilary Carnell
215 6786 EAGLE, Dorothy & Hilary Carnell Oxford Literary Guide to the British Isles
Hardcover Oxford University Press: Oxford; 1977; 13 maps and 413 pages Very Good in Very Good+ dust wrapper 
Lovely navy blue cloth covered boards with gilt on spine. Spine ends faintly bumped, previous owner name and date on front pastedown. Pages light brown, edges darker; interior pages clean. Unclipped dust wrapper has $ on price indicating a probable export edition, very light edgewear. ; This is a comprehensive guide to the literary associations of Great Britain and Ireland. 'Entries range from Abbotsford, the home of Sir Walter Scott, to Zennor, the Cornish village where D. H. Lawrence and his wife lived in 1916-17. In between come entries on cities, towns, villages, houses, castles, schools, inns, and districts connected with the lives and works of over 900 writers from Bede to Tolkien.' A fascinating reference for planning a trip or for the armchair traveller.; Front cover matches sample image. 
Price: 17.75 USD
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216 5590 EDEL, Leon Bloomsbury : A House of Lions
Softcover; Mass Market PB Avon Books: NY; c1979, 1980; Very Good-  
333 pages; Spine creases, very light edgewear, pages age browned but not brittle; pages clean, none loose.; The author, winner of the Pulitzer Prize for his biography of Henry James, 'brings together nine extraordinary persons' ( Virginia Woolf, Duncan Grant, Maynard Keynes, Roger Fry, Vanessa Bell, Clive Bell, Desmond MacCarthy, Lytton Strachey, and Leonard Woolf) 'into a tapestry. He makes each of them vivid, yet shows their interconnections and their power as a group that transformed our picture of English culture."; "A very great pleasure to read."--Malcolm Cowley.  
Price: 6.75 USD
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Semi-Detached House, The, EDEN, Emily
217 7213 EDEN, Emily Semi-Detached House, The
Hardcover Houghton Mifflin: Boston; c,1859, 1948; First Edition Thus 216 pages Illustrated by Susanne Suba; B&W Illustrations: Good+ in Good dust wrapper 
When young Lord Chester has to go on a special diplomatic mission to Berlin he decides to move his pretty young bride of six months to the London suburb of Dullham. How will Blanche (in an interesting state of health) learn to love her "semi-detachment" (the occupants of the other half of her villa)?

This edition has wonderful illustrations by Susanne Suba. The Honorable Emily Eden (1797-1869), a 19th century aristocrat, "satirised the social world she knew, loved and laughed at. A true, if minor successor to Jane Austen, like her she is concerned with love and marriage, money and manners. But Emily Eden has a distinct voice and it is the charm and humour-both above and below stairs- and sharp social comment which so magically entertain..."; Decorated cloth binding beginning to fray at spine tail, corners and spine ends lightly bumped, top edge lightly soiled. Pastedowns, endpapers, and yellowed page edges lightly foxed; a few page margins soiled, not on text. Unclipped dust wrapper, with sunned spine, age browned and edgeworn with several chips and tears. A few tears repaired with tape on reverse by previous owner. Three inch portion of front panel bottom corner missing. ; The Desperate Reader reviewed and recommended this title on her blog. Also reviewed and given three stars on "The Fig and Thistle" blog. Image is actual copy on offer. 
Price: 15.75 USD

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218 299 EDWARDS, Anne A Remarkable Woman : A Biography of Katherine Hepburn
Hardcover William Morrow: NY; 1985; First US Edition 512 pages B&W Photographs: Very Good in Very Good dust wrapper 
Previous owner name on front free endpaper, spine ends bumped, front board faintly flared. Dust wrapper, unclipped, is lightly edgeworn and rubbed. White flap edges a bit yellowed. ; An early biography of the wonderful actress. Interesting to contrast with the new biography published in 2003 after Miss Hepburn's death. 
Price: 8.00 USD
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219 275 Elborn, Geoffrey Edith Sitwell, A Biography
Hardcover Doubleday: NY; 1981; First US Edition Very Good+ in Good+ dust wrapper  
322 pages; Book is in lovely condition. Dust wrapper is edgeworn and rubbed, top edge chipped.  
Price: 8.50 USD
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Encircled Heart, The, ELDER, Josephine [Dr. Olive Potter]
220 7194 ELDER, Josephine [Dr. Olive Potter] Encircled Heart, The
Softcover; Trade PB Greyladies: Edinburgh; c1951, 2012; 320 pages As New 
A lovely new book.; Marion Blake is a young doctor with a growing practice living with her pathologist friend, Philippa. She is totally and happily absorbed in her work – of which we are given fascinating descriptions – until she meets and marries Paul Shepherd, a university lecturer and aspiring playwright. Inevitably conflicts arise when Paul, an indulged only son with his little boy smile, wants “to love you and work for you and have you for myself alone,” but Marion, calm and competent, steadfastly self-reliant, “can’t give the practice up. It’s my child, I made it!” and ‘Dr. Blake’ has to take precedence over ‘Paul’s wife’.

The introduction includes the text of a talk the author gave to the Women’s Institute on her medical training at Girton and the London Hospital in Whitechapel.; Image is actual copy on offer. 
Price: 21.50 USD

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Sister Anne Resigns, ELDER, Josephine [Margaret Potter, Dr. Olive Potter]
221 7186 ELDER, Josephine [Margaret Potter, Dr. Olive Potter] Sister Anne Resigns
Softcover; Trade PB Greyladies: Edinburgh; c1931, 2012; 306 pages As New 
A lovely new book.; An enthralling novel of nursing in London's East End in the 1920s and 30s originally published in 1931 under the pseudonym Margaret Potter. (The author's real name was Dr. Olive Potter.) From reluctant Probationer to Staff-Nurse and to Sister, the story of Anne Lee’s career is given vivid authenticity by the author’s own experience as one of the very first women medical students at the London Hospital in Whitechapel.

Written at the peak of Josephine Elder’s writing powers, just after the best of her schoolgirl fiction, "Sister Anne Resigns" allows the author’s main themes of personal integrity and friendship to be developed more fully than girls’ novels allow.; Reviewed by Lynne H. author of the 'dovegreyreader scribbles' blog. This title reviewed and recommended by Scott, owner of the blog "Furrowed Middlebrow". This edition now out of print. Image is actual copy on offer. 
Price: 22.50 USD

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Alice, ELIOT, Elizabeth [Lady Germaine Elizabeth Olive Eliot]
222 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]
223 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. 
Price: 15.99 USD

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Elizabeth and Her German Garden, Elizabeth [Von Arnim]
224 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]
225 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.' 
Price: 11.75 USD
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