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Nice Girl's Guide to Good Behaviour, REDLICH, Monica
Nice Girl's Guide to Good Behaviour
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Ladies-In-Waiting: From the Tudors to the Present Day
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Mrs. Keppel and Her Daughter, SOUHAMI, Diana
Mrs. Keppel and Her Daughter
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Wodehouse, a Life
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26 4131 WAUGH, Evelyn (Donat Gallagher, ed.) Little Order, A : A Selection from his Journalism
Hardcover Little, Brown & Company: Boston; 1977; First US Edition 192 pages Very Good+ in Very Good- dust wrapper 
Lovely red cloth binding has lightly bumped and smudged spine ends. White unclipped dust wrapper has yellowed and has a bit of edgewear and light soil. A two inch closed tear at spine head has been repaired with archival tape.; "During most of his career as a writer, Waugh had to supplement his earnings from novels and travel books with journalism. This book dislpays the full range of his journalistic essays, from the 'beastly little articles' of the early years to the notorious satires and 'serious work' of subsequent decades." 
Price: 14.50 USD
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27 805 WEST, Rebecca] Rollyson, Carl Rebecca West: A Life
Hardcover Scribner: New York; 1996; First US Edition 511 pages Near Fine in Near Fine dust wrapper 
The authorized biography of Dame Rebecca West, novelist, biographer, critic, travel writer and investigative journalist.  
Price: 14.50 USD
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28 317 Whitelaw, Lis Life And Rebellious Times Of Cicely Hamilton, Actress, Writer, Suffragist
Hardcover Ohio State University Press: Columbus, OH; (1990)1991; First Edition Thus 262 pages Very Good+ in Very Good- dust wrapper 
Two 1" long tears back dw. Other small tears and edgewear. 
Price: 16.00 USD
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29 2130 WINCHESTER, Simon Professor and the Madman : A Tale of Murder, Insanity, and the Making of the Oxford English Dictionary
Hardcover Harpercollins: New York; 1998; Fourth Printing 242 pages Near Fine in Very Good+ dust wrapper 
Spine ends lightly bumped, one faint smudge to text block edge. Dust wrapper, not price clipped, faintly edgeworn. A very nice copy.; 'The creation of the Oxford English Dictionary began in 1857, took seventy years to complete, drew from tens of thousands of brilliant minds, and organized the sprawling language into 414,825 precise definitions. But hidden within the rituals of its creation is a fascinating and mysterious story - a story of two remarkable men whose strange twenty-year relationship lies at the core of this historic undertaking. Professor James Murray, an astonishingly learned former schoolmaster and bank clerk, was the distinguished editor of the OED project. Dr. William Chester Minor, an American surgeon from New Haven, Connecticut, who had served in the Civil War, was one of thousands of contributors who submitted illustrative quotations of words to be used in the dictionary. But Minor was no ordinary contributor. He was remarkably prolific, sending thousands of neat, handwritten quotations from his home in the small village of Crowthorne, fifty miles from Oxford. On numerous occasions Murray invited Minor to visit Oxford and celebrate his work, but Murray's offer was regularly - and mysteriously - refused. Thus the two men, for two decades, maintained a close relationship only through correspondence. Finally, in 1896, after Minor had sent nearly ten thousand definitions to the dictionary but had still never traveled from his home, a puzzled Murray set out to visit him. It was then that Murray finally learned the truth about Minor - that, in addition to being a masterful wordsmith, Minor was also a murderer, clinically insane - and locked up in Broadmoor, England's harshest asylum for criminal lunatics.'; Published @ $22.00. 
Price: 12.00 USD
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30 6366 WODEHOUSE] MCCRUMB, Robert Wodehouse, a Life
Hardcover W. W. Norton: NY; 2004; 530 pages Very Good in Very Good dust wrapper 
A new book received with bumped spine ends and several creased page edges. Dust wrapper lightly edgeworn, creased and rubbed. ; An affectionate portrait of one of the most brilliant comic writers of the 20th century. It chronicles the achievements and shadows of a gilded life from Edwardian England to Jazz Age America (Broadway and Hollywood), to expatriate life in France, and then the long retirement to Long Island, where he died an American citizen. In a life stained by accusations during the war, Wodehouse emerges as a carefree yet passionate figure in a world torn by struggle. ; Published @ $27.95. 
Price: 13.25 USD
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31 3606 Woolf] BELL, Quentin Virginia Woolf : A biography
Softcover; Trade PB Quality Paperback Book Club: c1972, 1992; Book Club Edition Very Good+  
B&W Photographs; 314 pages; A lovely copy with faint edgewear and a tiny skinned area on half title page; looks unread. ; This biography by Virginia Woolf's nephew is considered one of the best ever written about her.  
Price: 9.00 USD
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32 812 Woollacott, Angela On Her Their Lives Depend : Munitions Workers In The Great War
Softcover; Trade PB University Of California Press: Berkeley, CA; 1994; First Edition Near Fine  
Photographs and b&w drawings; 241 pages; Author uses oral histories, workers' writings, newspaper articles, official reports and factory song lyrics to examine the experience of women munitions workers in Britain during World War I. ; An analysis of British women munitions workers during World War I.  
Price: 14.00 USD
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