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Mrs. Tim Gets a Job, STEVENSON, D.E. [Dorothy Emily]
Mrs. Tim Gets a Job
STEVENSON, D.E. [Dorothy Emily]
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Spring Magic, STEVENSON, D.E. [Dorothy Emily]
Spring Magic
STEVENSON, D.E. [Dorothy Emily]
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Rosemary Tree, The, GOUDGE, Elizabeth
Rosemary Tree, The
GOUDGE, Elizabeth
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Mrs. Tim Carries On, STEVENSON, D.E. [Dorothy Emily]
Mrs. Tim Carries On
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Babbacombe's, SCARLETT, Susan [Noel Streatfeild]
26 7369 SCARLETT, Susan [Noel Streatfeild] Babbacombe's
Softcover; Trade PB Greyladies: Edinburgh; c1941, 2014; 262 pages Near Fine 
A very nice copy with faint edgewear and rubbing.; 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 heart-warming romance was originally published in 1941.

Into the heart of the Carson family, close, hard-working and happy, comes their disruptive and selfish cousin Dulcie, with her decidedly cheap values. George and Janet try to make her welcome and treat her as one of their own; they find her work in Babbacombeís department store where eldest daughter Beth is just beginning her first job in Gowns, but they struggle to make allowances for her outrageous behaviour. For it is Dulcie who takes pleasure in humiliating young Girda at her school concert; it is Dulcie who jealously tries to blight the blossoming romance between Beth and the new man in Cooked Meats, David Babbacombe himself. But then it is not Dulcie, who doesnít understand kindness and love, who lives happily ever after.; Recommended, especially if you enjoy novels set in department stores (we do). Image is of our last copy on offer. 
Price: 21.95 USD

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Man in the Dark, The, SCARLETT, Susan [Noel Streatfeild]
27 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. 
Price: 21.95 USD
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Under the Rainbow, SCARLETT, Susan [Noel Streatfeild]
28 7370 SCARLETT, Susan [Noel Streatfeild] Under the Rainbow
Softcover; Trade PB Greyladies: Edinburgh; c1942, 2013; 257 pages Near Fine 
A very nice copy with faint edgewear and rubbing.; 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 1942. 'An unworldly young vicar takes into his house a crusty old aunt, his newly orphaned nephew and niece and a young woman to look after them. A bored Lady Bountiful and the stalwart and motherly housekeeper do battle, subtly and not so subtly, and spiteful gossip nearly spoils everything, but luckily, after many storms, there is gold at the end of the rainbow.' Now out-of-print, this is our last copy.; This title reviewed and recommended by Claire author of 'The Captive Reader' blog. Image is of our last copy on offer. 
Price: 24.50 USD
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Martha in Paris, SHARP, Margery
29 7367 SHARP, Margery Martha in Paris
Hardcover Collins: London; 1962; First British Edition 160 pages Very Good in Very Good dust wrapper 
Sunned spine ends lightly bumped, page edges pale brown and slightly dusty ; interior pages clean, no binding problems. Dust wrapper a bit edgeworn with a lightly soiled rear white panel and some short closed tears. A nice copy.; In this sequel to "The Eye of Love" we learn what happens to 18 year-old Martha when she goes to Paris to learn how to paint.; "I loved the Martha books."- Holly H. Also recommended by Frances B., and Louise D. of the ATS, and the AT and DES email discussion groups. Image is actual copy on offer. 
Price: 19.95 USD
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Mrs. Tim Carries On, STEVENSON, D.E. [Dorothy Emily]
30 7384 STEVENSON, D.E. [Dorothy Emily] Mrs. Tim Carries On
Softcover; Trade PB Dean Street Press: London; c1941, 2019; 243 pages New 
A new book. This edition, one of the Furrowed Middlebrow imprints, has an introduction by Alexander McCall Smith.; This delightful second book in the wonderful Mrs. Tim series details how Hester and her family carry on through World War II. This title has always been the most scarce of the four book Mrs. Tim series (perhaps due to wartime restrictions). We are very pleased to be able to offer this new reprint to fellow DE Stevenson admirers. Highly recommended.; "There is so much War News in News Bulletins, in Newspapers, and so much talk about the war that I do not intend to write about it in my diary. Indeed my diary is a sort of escape from the war . . . though it is almost impossible to escape from the anxieties which it brings."
Bestselling author D.E. Stevenson's charming fictional alter-ego, Hester Christie--or "Mrs. Tim" as she is affectionately known to friends of her military husband--was first introduced to readers in Mrs. Tim of the Regiment, published in 1932. In 1941, Stevenson brought Mrs. Tim back in this delightful sequel, to lift spirits and boost morale in the early days of World War II.

Reviews from earlier editions; "She admirably preserves her lightness of touch, with a tinge of melancholy added, which perfectly suits the mood of 1940."-Glasgow Herald
"This is not merely a war book to which cheerfulness keeps breaking in, it is a book of cheerfulness from which the war cannot be kept out . . . Major Tim's amazing escape from Dunkirk is high drama superbly handled, and her word pictures are both lifelike and lively."_-Manchester Evening News Cover matches stock image. 
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Mrs. Tim Christie, STEVENSON, D.E. [Dorothy Emily]
31 7388 STEVENSON, D.E. [Dorothy Emily] Mrs. Tim Christie
Softcover; Trade PB Holt Rinehart Winston: New York; c1940,1973; Book Club Edition 378 pages Very Good 
Sunned spine faintly creased, covers very lightly creased and edgeworn, white rear panel a bit soiled and yellowed. Pages pale yellow (seen before in this edition) a few faint smudges to top of textblock. We have found this edition should be handled with care or the binding glue can easily give way.; Originally published as "Mrs. Tim of the Regiment"; containing "Mrs. Tim of the Regiment" and "Golden Days". It has also been published as "Mrs. Tim". This edition has a wonderful new foreword by DES explaining how she came to write the delightful four part series. There is a picture of the author on the back cover showing her at work on her couch, with a writing desk balanced on her knees. This was her preferred method of writing.; Recommended by Holly H. of the ATS, AT, and DES email discussion lists. "This is the first in the series about Mrs. Tim and her family, the diaries of an Officerís wife, a most amusing chronicle. Hester is an endlessly fascinating woman, fascinating because of her delightful commentaries on everyday life and her special style of finding humor. Her efforts to flee the unwanted attentions of a fabulously wealthy senior officer are pure fun and the beginnings of a true friendship. Keen insight and delightful wit punctuate every page. Even without the enchanting June interlude in the Highlands, this would be a perfect novel." Image is actual copy on offer. 
Price: 24.75 USD
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Mrs. Tim Flies Home, STEVENSON, D.E. [Dorothy Emily]
32 7356 STEVENSON, D.E. [Dorothy Emily] Mrs. Tim Flies Home
Softcover; Trade PB Holt Rinehart Winston: New York; c1952, 1974; Book Club Edition 284 pages Very Good 
Spine sunned, covers creased and edgeworn, white back cover a bit soiled. Inside covers and pages light brown with darker edges (seen before in this edition), page edges a bit soiled; inside pages clean. No binding problems but we have found this edition should be handled with care or the binding glue can give way. ; 8 This edition has a wonderful new foreword by DES explaining how she came to write the delightful four part series. In the fourth Mrs.Tim novel, the Christie children are growing up and Mrs. Tim finds a home in Old Quinings for their summer holidays, while Mr. Tim is stationed in Africa. Mrs.Timís new friends (and not so friendly new acquaintances including a despicable landlord of a perfect cottage) are characterized by the pen of a remarkable writer in the most delightful fashion.; Recommended by Holly H. of the ATS, AT and DES email discussion lists. "DE Stevensonís characters couldnít possibly be more real or more fascinating. This post-war novel is must reading." Also reviewed and recommended by Lyn B., author of the 'I Prefer Reading' blog and member of the DES email discussion group. Image is actual book offered. 
Price: 34.50 USD
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Mrs. Tim Flies Home, STEVENSON, D.E. [Dorothy Emily]
33 7387 STEVENSON, D.E. [Dorothy Emily] Mrs. Tim Flies Home
Softcover; Trade PB Dean Street Press: London; c1952, 2019; 217 pages New 
A new copy received with faint edgewear. This edition, one of the Furrowed Middlebrow imprints, has an introduction by Alexander McCall Smith.; In the fourth and final Mrs.Tim novel, the Christie children are growing up and Mrs. Tim finds a home in Old Quinings for their summer holidays, while Mr. Tim is stationed in Africa. Mrs.Timís new friends (and not so friendly new acquaintances including a despicable landlord of a perfect cottage) are characterized by the pen of a remarkable writer in the most delightful fashion.; Recommended by Holly H. of the ATS, AT and DES email discussion lists. "DE Stevensonís characters couldnít possibly be more real or more fascinating. This post-war novel is must reading." Also reviewed and recommended by Lyn B., author of the 'I Prefer Reading' blog and member of the DES email discussion group who said 'This is a lovely, comforting book just like all the other Mrs Tim books.' Cover matches stock image. 
Price: 15.99 USD
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Mrs. Tim Gets a Job, STEVENSON, D.E. [Dorothy Emily]
34 7386 STEVENSON, D.E. [Dorothy Emily] Mrs. Tim Gets a Job
Softcover; Trade PB Dean Street Press: London; c1947, 2019; 208 pages New 
A new copy received with faint edgewear. This edition, one of the Furrowed Middlebrow imprints, has an introduction by Alexander McCall Smith. ; With husband Tim stationed in Egypt and her children at boarding-school, Hester Christie--affectionately known as "Mrs. Tim" finds herself at loose ends, until her friend Grace takes her at her word and finds her a job with the formidable Erica Clutterbuck, who has opened a new hotel in the Scottish Borders. Highly recommended.; Recommended by Holly H. of the ATS, AT and DES email discussion lists. " In the third in the series about Mrs. Tim and her family, Hester unwillingly finds temporary employment through the machinations of her dear friend Grace. At Tocher House, a hotel in the Scottish border country, we meet Erica Clutterbuck, surely one of the most unusual characters to grace the pages of English literature. In Hesterís ongoing diary you will meet up again with Tony Morley and many other dear friends, old and new.." Also reviewed and recommended by Claire author of 'The Captive Reader' blog and by Lyn B., author of the 'I Prefer Reading' blog and member of the DES email discussion group who said 'Mrs Tim Gets a Job is a delightful book & I enjoyed reading it very much.' Cover matches stock image. 
Price: 15.99 USD
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Rochester's Wife, STEVENSON, D.E. [Dorothy Emily]
35 7363 STEVENSON, D.E. [Dorothy Emily] Rochester's Wife
Hardcover Holt Rinehart Winston: New York; c1940,1978; Second Edition; First Printing 335 pages Very Good in Very Good+ dust wrapper 
Quarter bound in tan cloth with metallic green titles, over light green paper-covered boards. Spine ends and one corner lightly bumped (causing a tiny tear), board edges faintly sunned and white dust wrapper flaps and rear panel yellowed, common flaws with this edition. Bottom textblock edge has ROCH WIFE in black marker. Top of page edges faintly foxed (another common flaw); interior pages clean and bright, no binding problems. Unclipped dust wrapper lightly edgeworn, rear panel faintly soiled. A nice copy of a rather scarce DES title. ; Originally published in the US in 1940. Kit Stone has traveled the world instead of utilizing his medical training. He decides to settle down in the small English village of Minfield as the assistant to an old country doctor. Kit likes it very much and soon develops a strong friendship with Mardie Rochester. But Mardie is married and seemingly happy so Kit feels he must leave. Then a secret is revealed that will change the lives of many in Minfield.; Image is actual copy on offer. 
Price: 36.75 USD
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Smouldering Fire [Unabridged], STEVENSON, D.E. [Dorothy Emily]
36 7383 STEVENSON, D.E. [Dorothy Emily] Smouldering Fire [Unabridged]
Softcover; Trade PB Dean Street Press: London; c1935, 2019; First Edition Thus 272 pages New 
A new copy. This edition, one of the Furrowed Middlebrow imprints, has an introduction by Alexander McCall Smith.; We meet MacAslan in this novel set in Ardfalloch in the Scottish Western Highlands. 'Smouldering Fire' was first published in the U.K. in 1935 and in the U.S. in 1938. Later reprints were all heavily abridged with entire chapters as well as occasional phrases removed. This reprint uses the text of the first U.K. edition, and is the first complete, unabridged edition of the novel in eighty years.; Reviews from earlier editions; "A charming love story set in the romantic Scottish highlands, with plenty of local colour, a handsome hero, a lonely, lovely heroine and a curious mystery into the bargain." -Sunday Mercury"A tale in which those who love the Highlands will delight, for the minor characters are gloriously alive and the atmosphere is profoundly right." -Punch Cover matches stock image. 
Price: 15.99 USD
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Spring Magic, STEVENSON, D.E. [Dorothy Emily]
37 7385 STEVENSON, D.E. [Dorothy Emily] Spring Magic
Softcover; Trade PB Dean Street Press: London; c1941, 2019; Reprint 267 pages New 
A new copy. This edition, one of the Furrowed Middlebrow imprints, has an introduction by Alexander McCall Smith. This title has always been one of the more scarce DES books (perhaps due to wartime restrictions when it was first published). We are very pleased to be able to offer this new reprint to fellow DE Stevenson admirers.; After a bomb falls in Wintringham Square, breaking most of the windows, Frances Field leaves the London home of her aunt and takes herself to a small fishing village in Scotland for a well deserved holiday. This is another thoughtful analysis of character and personality by this wonderful author, the wife of an Army officer. It features members of the British military and their wives and was written during World War II.; Cover matches stock image. 
Price: 15.99 USD
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View of the Harbour, A, TAYLOR, Elizabeth
38 7358 TAYLOR, Elizabeth View of the Harbour, A
Softcover; Trade PB NY Review Books: NY; c1947,2015; 313 pages Near Fine 
A lovely copy with faint edgewear; looks unread.; This is a wonderfully written tale of fundamental human drama set in a second-rate seaside post WWII town. There is infidelity, wit, compassion and a very believable set of characters. This edition has an introduction by Roxana Robinson.; This author recommended by Linda S. and by Holly H. of the ATS and AT and DES email discussion groups. This title reviewed and recommended by Jane the author of "Fleur in her World" blog and by Rachel, author of the "Book Snob" blog. "Elizabeth Taylor is an author Iíve read with great enjoyment over the years." - Lyn B. author of the 'I Prefer Reading' blog and member of the DES email discussion group. Image is actual copy on offer. 
Price: 8.95 USD
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Double Affair, A, THIRKELL, Angela
39 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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Old Bank House, The, THIRKELL, Angela
40 7349 THIRKELL, Angela Old Bank House, The
Hardcover Knopf: NY; 1949; First US Edition 345 pages Good+ 
Blue cloth binding heavily sunned and a bit soiled, spine ends and corners bumped. Pages pale yellow, edges darker and a bit soiled, a few spots on front Barsetshire map endpaper. Interior pages clean; no binding problems. A reading copy. No dust wrapper.; The Old Bank House is situated on the High Street in the market town of Edgewood. Miss Sowerby, unable to continue in her large and beautiful home, agrees to sell it to Mr. Sam Adams, the wealthy ironmaster from Hogglestock who is now the local Labour MP. Miss Sowerby warns him that the house likes a mistress. During this visit to Barsetshire we learn how the Old Bank House gains its new mistress.; Image is actual copy on offer. 
Price: 22.00 USD
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Peace Breaks Out, THIRKELL, Angela
41 7362 THIRKELL, Angela Peace Breaks Out
Hardcover Knopf: New York; 1947; Second Printing 370 pages Very Good- in Good+ dust wrapper 
Both the first and second printings of this US edition were issued in June 1947. Tan cloth boards with green lettering and tree decoration. Spine ends lightly bumped, pastedowns and endpapers foxed, textblock edges age yellowed (seen frequently in this edition); interior pages clean, no binding problems. A nice copy. Price clipped dust wrapper has sunned spine, is edgeworn, with several tears and chips and is a bit fragile (seen frequently with this title). Now in protective dw cover as are all our books with dws.; In the summer of 1945 the war has finally ended but the denizens of Barsetshire soon find that peace brings problems of its own.; Image is actual copy on offer. 
Price: 22.50 USD
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Summer Half, THIRKELL, Angela
42 7355 THIRKELL, Angela Summer Half
Softcover; Trade PB Hogarth Press: London; c1937, 1988; Reprint 252 pages Very Good 
Covers lightly creased, light edgewear, small skinned area on front cover (from old price sticker?) Pages yellowed (seen frequently in this edition), red remainder mark bottom edge; pages clean, none loose. A nice copy.; Colin Keith teaches at Southbridge during a break from his law studies; another delightful early Barsetshire novel. Great cover illustration by Clair Minter-Kemp. Recommended.; Image is actual book on offer. 
Price: 12.75 USD
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Trooper to the Southern Cross, THIRKELL, Angela
43 7352 THIRKELL, Angela Trooper to the Southern Cross
Softcover; Trade PB Virago: London; c1934, 1985; 177 pages Very Good 
Light spine and cover creases, edgewear, clean pages pale brown, edges a bit darker as is common with these Virago editions. Virago price sticker on back cover; no loose pages.; Introduction by Tony Gould. Originally published in London in 1934 under the male pseudonym Leslie Parker. It is the lively, and humorous account of a doctor and his family returning to Australia on a troopship after World War I. It is based on Thirkell's own experiences on her voyage to Australia with Lance Thirkell and her two small sons.; Image is actual copy on offer. 
Price: 12.50 USD
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Priory, The, WHIPPLE, Dorothy
44 7368 WHIPPLE, Dorothy Priory, The
Softcover Persephone Books: London; c1939, 2009; Reprint 536 pages Very Good in Very Good+ dust wrapper 
Spine faintly creased, spine ends and corners lightly bumped. Dust wrapper faintly edgeworn; a nice copy. Persephone editions have uniform grey covers and dust wrappers with lovely decorated endpapers and bookmarks unique to each title.; There is an afterword by David Conville in this edition. He knew the home and several of the people that this novel is based on. "Saunby Priory, a large house somewhere in England which has seen better times is the setting for this novel. We are shown the two Marwood girls, who are nearly grown-up, their father, the widower Major Marwood, and their aunt; then, as soon as their lives have been described, the Major proposes marriage to a woman much younger than himself - and many changes begin." Whipple's focus on characters and relationships is evident in this novel. ; 'Any novel by Dorothy Whipple is guaranteed to be an absorbing story of family relationships, romance & heartache... Dorothy Whipple is one of my favourite authors'.- Lyn B., author of the 'I Prefer Reading' blog and member of the DE Stevenson email discussion group. Image is actual copy on offer. 
Price: 19.75 USD
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