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Listening Valley, STEVENSON, D.E. [Dorothy Emily]
Listening Valley
STEVENSON, D.E. [Dorothy Emily]
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Care and Management of Lies, The : A Novel of the Great War, WINSPEAR, Jacqueline
Care and Management of Lies, The : A Novel of the Great War
WINSPEAR, Jacqueline
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I Capture the Castle, SMITH, Dodie
I Capture the Castle
SMITH, Dodie
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Spy's Bedside Book, The, GREENE, Graham and Hugh (Ed.)
Spy's Bedside Book, The
GREENE, Graham and Hugh (Ed.)
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Man in the Dark, The, SCARLETT, Susan [Noel Streatfeild]
26 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]
27 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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Cluny Brown, SHARP, Margery
28 7416 SHARP, Margery Cluny Brown
Softcover; Trade PB Open Road: NY; c1944, 2018; 239 pages Near Fine 
A new book received with faint edgwear and a few smudges on back cover.; Originally published in 1944 this novel is set just before the beginning of WWII. Cluny Brown refuses to know her place in society. Last week, she took herself to tea at the Ritz. Then she spent almost an entire day in bed eating oranges. So, to teach her discipline, her uncle, a plumber who has raised the orphaned girl since she was a baby, sends her into service as a parlor maid at one of England's stately manor houses...and the fun begins.

At Friars Carmel in Devonshire, Cluny meets her employers: Sir Henry, the quintessential country squire, and Lady Carmel, who oversees the management of her home with unruffled calm. Their son, Andrew, newly returned from abroad with a Polish émigré writer friend, is certain the country is once again on the brink of war.

While everyone around her struggles to keep pace with a rapidly changing world, Cluny continues to be Cluny, transforming those around her with her infectious zest for life. Basis for film starring Charles Boyer, Jennifer Jones and Peter Lawford. Recommended.; Recommended by Rebecca C., owner of the Margery Sharp website and member of the AT email discussion list. 'Think of 'Cluny Brown' as Margery Sharp 101. There's no better place to begin your discovery of this wonderful and witty author.' Cover matches stock image. 
Price: 17.99 USD

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Flowering Thorn, The, SHARP, Margery
29 7423 SHARP, Margery Flowering Thorn, The
Softcover; Trade PB Open Road: New York; c1934, 2018; 289 pages New 
A new copy received with faint edgewear.; Originally published in 1934 this was one of this witty author's more scarce titles. We are pleased to offer this new reprint. "In 1929 London, twenty-eight-year-old Lesley Frewen lives a privileged, cultured life. But one thing is missing: love. When her aunt's female companion suddenly dies, leaving behind a young son, Lesley decides on a whim to adopt four-year-old Patrick--though she doesn't have any particular affection for children.

As soon as Patrick moves in with her, Lesley gets to work using her connections to enroll him in the finest boys' school. But she quickly discovers London is no place to raise a child, and they relocate to the tiny village of High Westover.

The hamlet boasts a post office, a church, and a vicarage. There's an apple orchard and children for Patrick to play with. However, the country comes with its own set of daunting challenges: Lesley can't imagine how she'll entertain her friends there!"; Cover matches stock image. 
Price: 21.99 USD

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Gipsy in the Parlour, The, SHARP, Margery
30 7412 SHARP, Margery Gipsy in the Parlour, The
Hardcover Collins: London; 1954; First British Edition 255 pages Very Good 
Clean red cloth covers lightly worn at bumped spine ends and corners (not revealing boards). Pages age browned, previous bookstore ink stamp on front free pastedown, a few soil marks to page edges. No dust wrapper.; In Victorian England four single and giant sized brothers happily lived and worked together on their family farm for many years. "One day, Tobias, the eldest, foraying into Norfolk in search of a ram, was himself brought to market by Charlotte, a magnificent Amazon who, in spirit and energy as well as size, was a match for the Sylvesters." Soon after Charlotte's arrival the other brothers resign themselves to marriage and Charlotte picks out two of the wives; the youngest brother chooses his own...oh dear... 
Price: 12.00 USD
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Martha in Paris, SHARP, Margery
31 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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Something Light, SHARP, Margery
32 7428 SHARP, Margery Something Light
Softcover; Trade PB Open Road Media: NY; c1960, 2018; 8vo ; 235 pages Very Good+ 
A new book received with a bit of edgewear and faint glue residue on spine (publishing flaw).; Another delightful novel from this witty author set in 1950's London. 'Professional dog photographer Louisa Datchett is indiscriminately fond of men. And they take shocking advantage of her good nature when they need their problems listened to, socks washed, prescriptions filled, or employment found.

But by the age of thirty, Louisa is tired of constantly being dispatched to the scene of some masculine disaster. It's all well and good to be an independent woman--and certainly better than a "timid Victorian wife"--but the time has come for her to marry, and marry well. With the admirable discipline and dedication she's always displayed in any endeavor involving men, Louisa sets out on her own romantic quest.'; Recommended by Rebecca Rose, author, member of the AT email discussion list, and owner of the Margery Sharp website. 'Possibly Sharp's most romantic story. A constant delight--can't recommend it enough.' Cover matches sample image. 
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Hundred and One Dalmatians, The, SMITH, Dodie
33 7411 SMITH, Dodie Hundred and One Dalmatians, The
Hardcover; Book Club Edition Viking Press: NY; c1957; 150 pages Illustrated by Janet & Anne Grahame-Johnstone; B&W Illustration: Very Good in Very Good dust wrapper 
Only publication date listed in book is 1957 but previous owner signature in ink on front free endpaper is dated 1971. Dust wrapper references charming b&w illustrations but this edition only has a single illustration on the title page so most likely this is a 1970's reprint. Front and rear pastedowns rippled (publishing flaws), spine ends and two corners bumped, pink binding with embossed Dalmatians illustration clean and bright. A few smudges on red painted top edge of textblock, deckled foreedges have a few tiny fingernail marks; pages clean and bright. Faintly tanned dustwrapper lightly edgeworn with a few tiny closed tears. A nice copy of a beloved childhood favourite.; The author wrote this delightful book for children but admirers of her books for adults will enjoy it too. "And no dog who can read will be able to put it down." In this tale the truth is revealed, the dogs are vastly superior to the humans, though they’re very fond of them and consider them as pets who are “gentle, obedient, and unusually intelligent – almost canine, at times”.

“Like many other much-loved humans, they believed they owned their dogs, instead of realising that their dogs owned them,” writes Smith, a dog lover herself, who owned nine Dalmatians. “Pongo and Missis found this touching and amusing and let their pets think it was true.”

Anyone who has seen the films or the play knows what happens next but we won't spoil it for anyone who has the treat of discovering this story of Pongo and Missis and the Dearly couple for the first time.; This book recommended by Alison Flood in an April 2020 article in "The Guardian". "...it’s far richer and funnier than the films. When I went back to it recently – favourites from my childhood seem to be what I need to read right now – I was entirely entranced by it, once again." Images are of actual copy on offer. 
Price: 36.50 USD

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I Capture the Castle, SMITH, Dodie
34 7419 SMITH, Dodie I Capture the Castle
Softcover; Trade PB St Martin's Griffin: NY; c1948, 1998; 343 pages B&W Illustrations: Good+ 
No spine or cover creases, covers lightly edgeworn, previous bookstore price sticker on rear cover, a few faint smudges to page edges. Extensive pencil underlining and notes from previous owner, for example "Cassandra's observations are keen, delightful and include lots of self awareness." make this a reading copy only. ; Basis for the 2003 BBC film. The first novel by this author, who was best known for '101 Dalmations', written while she lived in the United States in the 1940's. This is one of the most enchanting and unusual coming of age stories. Set in a three-quarters ruined 600-year-old castle in the English countryside, the book is the journal of seventeen-year-old Cassandra. She is teaching herself to write, and does very well indeed at "capturing the castle. " She is growing up amid poverty along with her twenty-one year old sister Rose, her smart younger brother, her stepmother model, Topaz, and her eccentric father, stymied by writer's block for many years. Cassandra candidly chronicles the changes wrought by the arrival of Simon from America, heir to the nearby manor house and their landlord, along with his brother Neil and voluble mother. The devoted and shockingly handsome Stephen (penurious castle help), a charming Vicar, and a greasy photographer from London, round out the characters. Totally engaging...you will love it.; Recommended by Sulie and Holly H. of the DES email discussion group and by J. K. Rowling. Image is actual copy on offer. 
Price: 8.25 USD
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Baker's Daughter, The [Miss Bun, the Baker's Daughter], STEVENSON, D.E. [Dorothy Emily]
35 7414 STEVENSON, D.E. [Dorothy Emily] Baker's Daughter, The [Miss Bun, the Baker's Daughter]
Softcover; Trade PB Sourcebooks Landmark: Napierville, IL; c1938, 2016; 275 pages Very Good+ 
A new book received with light edgewear, yellowed page edges, and some smudges to bottom page edges.; Published in Great Britain as 'Miss Bun, the Baker's Daughter'. This was the first DE Stevenson book submitted to and published by Collins. It was said to be Sir William Collins's favourite DES book and the best he ever read about Scotland and the Scottish people.

Sue Pringle has never met anyone like John Darnay before. A painter who roams the countryside with brush in hand, Darnay is so absorbed in his art that he can barely remember to feed himself-a stark contrast to the practical shopkeepers and shepherds of her tiny village.

Working as his housekeeper allows Sue to observe the eccentric Darnay unnoticed as he goes about his work translating the beautiful Scottish countryside onto canvas... ; 'Another fine story by D. E. Stevenson, most of it set in Scotland, although "Miss Bun" does travel to London and The Netherlands. The British title is an allusion to the card game "Happy Families". Players collect sets of four cards belonging to a family. The Baker's family is composed of Mr., Mrs., Miss, and Master Bun.

"This is a story of Sue Pringle, the daughter of a baker, and her friends, family and employers. It is set between WWI and WWI, and is a complex tale. It includes romance, family conflict, the challenges of learning to know oneself, and much more. It also addresses the English/Scots class system as it was in those years between the wars. Social history, entertainment, and much more. A D. E. Stevenson novel is always a delight.'-Jerri C. of the ATS and AT and DES email discussion groups. Cover matches stock image. 
Price: 14.99 USD

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Four Graces, The, STEVENSON, D.E. [Dorothy Emily]
36 7413 STEVENSON, D.E. [Dorothy Emily] Four Graces, The
Softcover; Trade PB Sourcebooks Landmark: Napierville, IL; c1946, 2014; Reprint 249 pages Near Fine 
A new book received with bottom corners of most pages creased.; A continuation of 'The Two Mrs. Abbots' set in Chevis Green. The "four Graces", the daughters of the village Vicar, Mr. Grace, are named Matilda (Tilly), Elizabeth (Liz), Sarah (Sal) and Adeline (Addie).; "The four Grace sisters-Liz, Sal, Tilly, and Addie-love their quiet life in the country village of Chevis Green. To some, their insular world might seem dull, but the sisters and their father, Mr. Grace, never seem to run out of conversation, jokes, and pleasant ways to pass the time together. They truly are the happiest of families.

That is, until Aunt Rona comes to town. Rona intends to stay with the Graces indefinitely, and her superior, meddlesome attitude immediately sets the sisters' teeth on edge. Throw in another unexpected houseguest, some potential suitors, and a case of mistaken intentions, and the members of the Grace family suddenly find themselves quite out of their element. Will they manage to make it through the summer and return to their quiet ways? Or will their close-knit family change forever?" Cover matches sample image. 
Price: 14.99 USD

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Listening Valley, STEVENSON, D.E. [Dorothy Emily]
37 7422 STEVENSON, D.E. [Dorothy Emily] Listening Valley
Softcover; Trade PB Sourcebook Landmark: Napierville, IL; c1943,2015; 256 pages New 
A new book received with faint edgewear. ; Toni Melville, who retreats into her own "listening valley" to seek solace, is the absorbing subject of this very well-written novel originally published in 1943. A companion book, not a sequel, to 'Celia's House' set in World War II England and Scotland, it can be read on its own. Tonia's story is utterly compelling and returns the reader to the enchanted Listening Valley (aka Ryddelton) in Scotland, along the way.; "Tonia has lived all her life in the quiet Scottish countryside and can't imagine herself anywhere else. But when her beloved older sister gets married and moves away, Tonia begins to wonder if there aren't bigger things on the horizon for her too.

The advent of World War II brings Tonia briefly to the heart of London, where the roar of fighter planes echoes through the night and bombings are a constant threat-but just as she's settling into her new life, a heart-breaking tragedy sends her back home to Scotland. With new friends by her side, Tonia thinks she may have finally found the place where she is supposed to be. But the war interferes again with her plans, and she fears that the person she loves most may be lost to her forever." Cover matches stock image. 
Price: 18.99 USD

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Miss Buncle Married, STEVENSON, D.E. [Dorothy Emily]
38 7406 STEVENSON, D.E. [Dorothy Emily] Miss Buncle Married
Softcover; Trade PB Sourcebooks: Napierville, IL; c1936,2012; Reprint 347 pages Very Good+ 
Very light edgewear, no spine or cover creases. Page edges pale tan. A very nice copy.; This is the delightful sequel to Miss Buncle's Book. Highly recommended.; " In this charming follow-up to Miss Buncle's Book, the intrepid writer moves to a new town filled with fascinating folks...who don't even know they might become the subjects of her next bestselling book.

Miss Buncle may have settled down, but she has already discovered that married life can't do a thing to prevent her from getting into humorous mix-ups and hilarious hijinks.

A beloved author who has sold more than seven million books, D. E. Stevenson is at her best with the stories of Miss Buncle." Image is actual copy on offer. 
Price: 14.00 USD

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Miss Buncle's Book, STEVENSON, D.E. [Dorothy Emily]
39 7405 STEVENSON, D.E. [Dorothy Emily] Miss Buncle's Book
Softcover Sourcebooks: Napierville, IL; c1934, 2012; Reprint 299 pages New 
A new copy of the wonderful story in which we first meet Barbara Buncle.; A delightful story, set in the English village of Silverstream. Highly recommended.; "Barbara Buncle is in a bind. Times are harsh, and Barbara's bank account has seen better days. Maybe she could sell a novel ... if she knew any stories. Stumped for ideas, Barbara draws inspiration from her fellow residents of Silverstream, the little English village she knows inside and out.

To her surprise, the novel is a smash. It's a good thing she wrote under a pseudonym, because the folks of Silverstream are in an uproar. But what really turns Miss Buncle's world around is this: what happens to the characters in her book starts happening to their real-life counterparts. Does life really imitate art?

A beloved author who has sold more than seven million books, D. E. Stevenson is at her best with 'Miss Buncle's Book', crafting a highly original and charming tale about what happens when people see themselves through someone else's eyes." Cover matches sample image. 
Price: 15.99 USD

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Miss Buncle's Book, STEVENSON, D.E. [Dorothy Emily]
40 7404 STEVENSON, D.E. [Dorothy Emily] Miss Buncle's Book
Softcover Sourcebooks: Napierville, IL; c1934, 2012; Reprint 299 pages Very Good+ 
No spine or cover creases, very lightly edgeworn. Page edges pale yellow. A nice copy of the wonderful story in which we first meet Barbara Buncle.; A delightful story, set in the English village of Silverstream. Highly recommended.; "Barbara Buncle is in a bind. Times are harsh, and Barbara's bank account has seen better days. Maybe she could sell a novel ... if she knew any stories. Stumped for ideas, Barbara draws inspiration from her fellow residents of Silverstream, the little English village she knows inside and out.

To her surprise, the novel is a smash. It's a good thing she wrote under a pseudonym, because the folks of Silverstream are in an uproar. But what really turns Miss Buncle's world around is this: what happens to the characters in her book starts happening to their real-life counterparts. Does life really imitate art?

A beloved author who has sold more than seven million books, D. E. Stevenson is at her best with 'Miss Buncle's Book', crafting a highly original and charming tale about what happens when people see themselves through someone else's eyes." Cover matches sample image. 
Price: 14.50 USD

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Mrs. Tim Carries On, STEVENSON, D.E. [Dorothy Emily]
41 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]
42 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 Officer’s 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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Music In The Hills, STEVENSON, D.E. [Dorothy Emily]
43 7397 STEVENSON, D.E. [Dorothy Emily] Music In The Hills
Softcover; Trade PB Dean Street Press: London; c1950, 2020; 215 pages New 
A new copy received with faint edgewear. This edition, one of the Furrowed Middlebrow imprints, has an introduction by Alexander McCall Smith and a very short article by DES originally published in a US book club pamphlet about how she came to write "Music in the Hills".; The second novel in the Dering trilogy set in the "lovely Scottish Borderland". The first is 'Vittoria Cottage' and the third is 'Shoulder the Sky' (US) or 'Winter in Rough Weather' (UK). It was one of the author's favourites according to a letter DES wrote to an American reader in 1967.; ""I like Mureth," declared Lady Shaw. "There's something about Mureth.""It does things to people," Mamie agreed.Lady Shaw considered this. It sounded silly, but was it really silly. People said that Mamie Johnstone was a fool, and it was true that sometimes she said things that sounded foolish ... but the things she did were wise.

Mamie Johnstone, sister of Caroline Dering whom we met in Vittoria Cottage, and her husband Jock are popular figures in the village of Mureth, not far from the town of Drumburly in the Scottish Borders. Jock and Mamie have no children to inherit their farm, so they have adopted Caroline's son James. But James arrives at Mureth a bit shell-shocked from having proposed to Rhoda Ware, a successful London artist he has loved for years, and being refused. James buries himself in farming with Jock, and takes comfort in the company of Holly Douglas, a niece of the local gentry.

Fortunately for all involved, there is Mamie to do wise things and ensure that all is put right in the end!" Cover matches stock image. 
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Smouldering Fire [Unabridged], STEVENSON, D.E. [Dorothy Emily]
44 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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Young Clementina, The  [Miss Dean's Dilemma, Divorced from Reality], STEVENSON, D.E. [Dorothy Emily]
45 7415 STEVENSON, D.E. [Dorothy Emily] Young Clementina, The [Miss Dean's Dilemma, Divorced from Reality]
Softcover; Trade PB Sourcebook Landmark: Napierville, IL; c1938,2013; 320 pages Very Good+ 
A new copy received with light edgewear and pale tan pages with a few smudges to textblock edges. ; Originally published as 'Miss Dean's Dilemma' in the US and as 'Divorced from Reality' in Great Britain in 1935. This revised edition was first published in 1970. An interesting study on unhappy marriages and divorce and how these can affect children.

Charlotte Dean has her future all planned out. But when Garth, the man Charlotte loves, marries her sister instead, Charlotte is hearbroken and moves to London to escape her pain. Clementina, the child of that marriage, will become an important part of Charlotte's life.; Cover matches sample image. 
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Angela Thirkell's World : A Complete Guide to the People and Places of Barsetshire, THIRKELL] BURRELL, Barbara
46 7402 THIRKELL] BURRELL, Barbara Angela Thirkell's World : A Complete Guide to the People and Places of Barsetshire
Hardcover Moyer Bell: Wakefield, RI; 2001; First Edition 449 pages Near Fine in Very Good+ dust wrapper 
Spine ends very lightly bumped, unclipped dustwrapper has light edgewear. A lovely copy.; 'Created by an avid Thirkell fan, this reference was designed to help fellow readers keep straight the hundreds of characters that populate the novels of Mrs. Thirkell's Barsetshire series. Organized alphabetically, the book includes the name of every character, a chronological list of the books in which he or she appears, and a summary of what readers learn about the character in each book. The author has retained Mrs. Thirkell's humour and turn of phrase in the entries.'; Image is actual copy on offer. 
Price: 24.25 USD
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Circle of Sisters: Alice Kipling, Georgiana Burne-Jones, Agnes Poynter, and Louisa Baldwin, Thirkell] FLANDERS, Judith
47 7396 Thirkell] FLANDERS, Judith Circle of Sisters: Alice Kipling, Georgiana Burne-Jones, Agnes Poynter, and Louisa Baldwin
Softcover W.W. Norton: NY; c2001, 2005; First Paperback Edition 392 pages B&W Illustrations: New 
A new book received with faint edgewear.; 'The Macdonald sisters -- Alice, Georgiana, Agnes and Louisa -- were four daughters of a poor Methodist minister, with little prospect of social advancement. But as wives and mothers they made a single family of the poet Rudyard Kipling, the Pre-Raphaelite painter Edward Burne-Jones, Edward Poynter, President of the Royal Academy, and the Prime Minister, Stanley Baldwin. In telling their remarkable story, Judith Flanders displays the fluidity of Victorian society, and explores the life of the family in the 19th century..' Georgiana Burne-Jones was also the grandmother of author Angela Thirkell. There are a few mentions of her and her family in the book.; "The Macdonald sisters were four remarkable women from a humble background, who rose to eminence and helped weave the web of power and influence in Victorian England. Judith Flanders re-creates their inner and outer worlds with wit, sympathy, and insight."- Hilary Mantel author of the "Wolf Hall" trilogy. Image is one of two copies available. 
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Care and Management of Lies, The : A Novel of the Great War, WINSPEAR, Jacqueline
48 7420 WINSPEAR, Jacqueline Care and Management of Lies, The : A Novel of the Great War
Softcover; Ex-Library Harper Perennial: NY; 2015; 319 pages Very Good 
Light cover creases and edgewear. Library name stamp and ink mark on bottom edge are only library markings (possibly to mark a donation rather than a book available to be checked out). Interior pages clean, no loose pages. A nice copy. This edition has an additional section that includes an interview with the author about how she came to write the book. ; This stand-alone novel by the author of the Maisie Dobbs mysteries is the story of girlhood friends Kezia Marchant and Thea Brissenden as they navigate the tumultuous time in which they are living. Thea has become a passionate suffragette and Kezia, engaged to marry Thea's brother Tom, is bound for a traditional married life of domesticity - until war breaks out. When Tom enlists to fight for his country and Thea is drawn reluctantly onto the battlefield herself, the farm becomes Kezia's responsibility.

A moving portrait of friendship strained by a world in turmoil and the shifting notions of the roles of women.; Cover matches stock image. 
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