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Light Years : Volume One in The Cazalet Chronicle, HOWARD, Elizabeth J.
Light Years : Volume One in The Cazalet Chronicle
HOWARD, Elizabeth J.
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The Four Swans : a Novel of Cornwall, 1795-7 [Volume Six of the Poldark Series], GRAHAM, Winston
The Four Swans : a Novel of Cornwall, 1795-7 [Volume Six of the Poldark Series]
GRAHAM, Winston
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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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Few Green Leaves, A, PYM, Barbara
Few Green Leaves, A
PYM, Barbara
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White Witch, The, GOUDGE, Elizabeth
26 7382 GOUDGE, Elizabeth White Witch, The
Softcover; Trade PB Hendrickson Publishers: MA; c1958, 2016; First US Edition 422 pages New 
A lovely unread copy.; This historical novel, set during the English Civil War in an Oxfordshire village, features the Haslewood family. "In the manor house, Margaret Haslewood and her twin children wait for news of her husband Robert, who has gone to fight for the cause of Parliament. At the hearth of wise and gentle Froniga, whose skill in healing and clarity of moral vision brings life and vigor to the Romani community, and in the painter's brush of young Francis Leyland, who puts his life in the service of the king, Elizabeth Goudge weaves a tale of enduring insight into what makes us feel at home in the world, and the forces that threaten to tear our homes apart." The publisher of this edition added a note that says in part: First written in 1958, this novel "includes many passages that display oppressive attitudes in matters of race relations. ...many Romani people still face discrimination today. We believe that offering this book to readers as Elizabeth Goudge wrote it allows us to see English literary culture in 1958 in a way that would be obscured were we to alter the text. Justice must be based on truth."; "A rich, long panorama of England in the time of Charles I, when Cavalier and Puritan strove for the mastery of the realm. The story opens with the appearance of Francis Leyland in the little village of Flowercote." Recommended by Charlotte K. of the DES email discussion group, Sandi M. and Amy S. of the E Goudge email discussion group and Anne C. of the AT and EG email discussion lists. 
Price: 14.95 USD
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The Four Swans : a Novel of Cornwall, 1795-7 [Volume Six of the Poldark Series], GRAHAM, Winston
27 7425 GRAHAM, Winston The Four Swans : a Novel of Cornwall, 1795-7 [Volume Six of the Poldark Series]
Hardcover; Book Club Edition Doubleday: Garden City; 1976; 416 pages Very Good in Very Good dust wrapper 
Spine ends bumped and lightly worn; no binding problems. Page edges pale tan, top edges have a few smudges. Pages clean, not brittle. Rubbed dust wrapper very lightly edgeworn, a short closed tear on spine edge. White rear panel yellowed. ; This series is the basis for both 'Poldark' television series. The sixth novel set in 18th Century Cornwall. All four women - the four swans - whose lives touch Ross Poldark face a crisis in these years.; "Just when Ross Poldark, now something of a war hero, seems secure in his hard-won prosperity, he must confront a new dilemma: the sudden infatuation of a young naval officer with his wife, Demelza. And it soon becomes evident that Demelza is not the only woman close to him whose life is in turmoil. Ross's old love Elizabeth, her cousin Morwenna, and his friend's new wife Caroline have also become embroiled in their own personal conflicts in life and in love. It's a time of dramatic change for Poldark and Cornwall, and those who cope best will come out ahead. The Four Swans will sweep you into new territory, as the stakes for the Poldark and Warleggan clans intensify in shocking ways"

This series recommended by Jessica of the DES email discussion list. Image is actual copy on offer. 
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The Twisted Sword : a Novel of Cornwall, 1815-16 [Volume Eleven of the Poldark Series], GRAHAM, Winston
28 7174 GRAHAM, Winston The Twisted Sword : a Novel of Cornwall, 1815-16 [Volume Eleven of the Poldark Series]
Hardcover; Book Club Edition Guild Publishing: London; c1990, 1991; 510 pages Very Good+ in Very Good+ dust wrapper 
Spine ends lightly bumped, a few page edges creased. Dust wrapper very lightly edgeworn. A very nice copy.; This series is the basis for both 'Poldark' television series. The eleventh novel set in early 19th Century Cornwall opens with the family travelling to Paris. The book states it is the conclusion of the Poldark series but there was a final novel published after this one.; This series recommended by Jessica of the DES email discussion list. Image is actual copy on offer. 
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Spy's Bedside Book, The, GREENE, Graham and Hugh (Ed.)
29 7418 GREENE, Graham and Hugh (Ed.) Spy's Bedside Book, The
Hardcover Rupert Hart-Davis: London; 1957; First British Edition 256 pages B&W Illustrations: Very Good+ 
Publishing date on title page indicates this is a first edition. Clean tan cloth binding with silver gilt lettering on spine has bumped spine ends and a bumped top corner. Previous Dutch bookseller label on front pastedown. No dust wrapper. A nice copy.; Edited by Graham and Hugh Greene, this anthology of truth and fiction includes work by several writers, some of whom were suspected of being spies. It includes an extensive bibliography. Did the East Germans really buy 100 copies of this title when it was first published?; ''This classic anthology includes stories by some of the great writers on spying and many practitioners, including Ian Fleming and John Buchan, Sir Robert Baden-Powell and Belle Boyd, Walter Schellenberg, Sir Paul Dukes and Vladimir Petrov, and from the golden age of mystery and suspense, William Le Queux and E. Phillips Oppenheim.There are also some unexpected figures: William Blake, D.H. Lawrence and Thomas Mann, all suspected of spying in three great wars.

How can you hide messages in a boiled egg? Why should you always put pepper in your vodka when in Russia? Answers to these questions and much more can be found in this thrilling collection, which will enthrall readers once again with its tales of espionage from a bygone era.' Image is actual copy on offer. 
Price: 17.50 USD

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30 2753 HAIRE-SARGENT, Lin H : The Story of Heathcliff's Journey Back to Wuthering Heights
Hardcover Pocket Books: NY; 1992; First US Edition Very Good+ in Very Good+ dust wrapper  
292 pages; Spine ends lightly bumped; dust wrapper, not price clipped, very lightly edgeworn. A lovely copy. ; 'Out in the world on his own again, Heathcliff is groomed into a gentleman, encounters old rivals, and prepares to face his beloved Cathy again in a speculative novel on Heathcliff's three-year absence from Wuthering Heights.'  
Price: 12.50 USD
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31 2752 HALL, Radclyffe Saturday Life, A
Softcover; Trade PB Penguin (Virago): NY; c1925,1989; Very Good  
224 pages; No spine or cover creases, light edgewear, page edges yellowed, a common flaw with Virago editions, black remainder mark on bottom edge. ; In this comic novel, the author 'turns her descriptive powers to a witty examination of artistic experience. And, in portraying, the young prodigy, Sidonia's perfect but transient accomplishments, she introduces the theme of reincarnation.'  
Price: 6.75 USD
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William - an Englishman, HAMILTON, Cicely
32 7227 HAMILTON, Cicely William - an Englishman
Softcover Persephone Books: London; c1919, 2007; 226 pages Very Good+ in Very Good+ dust wrapper 
This novelist was also known as a playwright and a suffragette. She was serving in France when this book was originally published in 1919. An officeworker and a suffragette marry and honeymoon in Belgium in 1914. Unbeknownst to them, war has broken out...; Page edges faintly soiled. Dust wrapper faintly edgeworn; a very nice copy. Persephone editions have uniform grey covers and dust wrappers with lovely decorated endpapers and bookmarks unique to each title. ; "One of the most powerful authors on World War I that I've ever come across." - Scott, author of the "Furrowed Middlebrow" blog. Image is actual copy on offer. 
Price: 14.50 USD
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33 1823 Hardwick, Mollie Duchess Of Duke Street
Softcover; Mass Market PB Bantam: New York; 1978; Reprint Good+  
404 pages; Edgeworn, one short tear back cover, pages lightly browned, spine and cover creases. A nice reading copy with no loose pages. ; Novel is based on the wonderful Masterpiece Theater series of Edwardian England and the delightful Louisa Leyton.  
Price: 4.00 USD
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34 1165 Hawkesworth, John Upstairs Downstairs II : In My Lady's Chamber
Hardcover Nelson Doubleday: New York; 1973; Book Club Edition Very Good- in Very Good- dust wrapper  
8vo; 212 pages; Book is cocked, spine head and tail worn, previous owner name on free endpaper. Dust wrapper edgeworn with chips, creases and closed tears. ; Based on the popular television series, Upstairs, Downstairs.  
Price: 11.00 USD
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35 214 Heath, Catherine Lady On the Burning Deck
Softcover; Trade PB Allison & Busby: London; (1978) 1991; Reprint Very Good+  
218 pages; Small spine nick. ; Another witty novel from the author of Behaving Badly, the book that inspired the television series with Judi Dench.; Recommended by Hazel B. of the Barbara Pym Society.  
Price: 10.00 USD
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36 6028 HEYER, Georgette Bath Tangle
Book Club: London; c1955; 244 pages Very Good- in Very Good dust wrapper 
Light crease on spine does not damage binding (often seen in this edition), spine ends and corners faintly bumped. Pastedowns, first few pages and last few pages foxed, page edges and margins browned; no binding problems. Title originally published in 1955, no date on this edition. Dust wrapper illustration by Barbosa. Dust wrapper with lightly sunned spine, is edgeworn with some tiny chips and a short closed tear, white rear panel is yellowed and soiled. ; 'Never were there two young women less alike than the gentle Lady Fanny and the volatile Lady Serena. They were, however, good friends--Fanny, recently widowed and some years the younger was, in fact, Serena's stepmother.' This author was described as "a staple of the comfort reading genre" by Jenny Colgan in an April 2020 article in "The Guardian".; 'Bath Tangle is a glorious lark.'- Reviewed and recommended by Scott, owner of the "Furrowed Middlebrow" blog. "One of my favourite authors."- Lyn B., author of the 'I Prefer Reading' blog and member of the DE Stevenson email discussion group. 
Price: 14.75 USD
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Beauvallet [Unabridged Audio Cassette], HEYER, Georgette
37 6816 HEYER, Georgette Beauvallet [Unabridged Audio Cassette]
Cassette; Audio Tape Chivers Press: Bath; c1929,2002; Near Fine 
In this adventurous romance of Elizabethan days, Sir Nicholas Beauvallet (the ancestor of Simon the Coldheart) pits his sword and his wits against the Spanish. He does well until he meets the lovely Dona Dominica de Rada y Sylva on the blood-stained deck of a captured galleon.; Faintest edgewear to plastic clamshell case. Complete and unabridged; 9 hours; 8 audiocassettes in excellent condition. Read by Cornelius Garrett. One previous owner, not ex-library.; Decorative case matches sample image. 
Price: 42.50 USD
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Charity Girl, HEYER, Georgette
38 6100 HEYER, Georgette Charity Girl
Book Club Associates: London; c1970, 1972; 254 pages Very Good in Very Good dust wrapper 
Spine ends faintly bumped, pages yellowed, page edges a bit darker (seen before in this edition); interior pages clean, no binding problems. A nice copy. Dust wrapper, with illustration by Barbosa, lightly edgeworn with a few tiny chips and closed tears, spine and rear panel lightly soiled. ; This fun Regency novel features Viscount Desford as the rescuer and protector of the runaway Cherry Steane and Desford's lifelong friend Henrietta Silverdale. Unfortunately most of the Viscount's efforts help lead to new confusion and misunderstanding.This author was described as "a staple of the comfort reading genre" by Jenny Colgan in an April 2020 article in "The Guardian".; "One of my favourite authors."- Lyn B., author of the 'I Prefer Reading' blog and member of the DE Stevenson email discussion group. Cover matches sample image. 
Price: 13.75 USD
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39 6108 HEYER, Georgette Cousin Kate
Hardcover Companion Book Club: London; 1968; 318 pages Good 
Yellow covers soiled, spine ends and corners bumped and worn, one to boards, book is cocked. Page edges lightly yellowed and soiled; interior pages clean, no binding problems. ; Young and attractive Kate Malvern is grateful to her father's half sister when she is given a home at Staplewood after her father's death. She soon discovers that her aunt is rather coldhearted and wonders why she encourages Kate to befriend her often moody and difficult son, Torquil. And why does her other cousin Philip seem to view her with contempt?; This is one of Heyer's darker, almost gothic novels; perhaps not a good introduction to her witty Regency novels. 
Price: 11.75 USD
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40 6426 HEYER, Georgette My Lord John
Softcover; Mass Market PB Bantam Books: NY; c1975, 1976; 370 pages Very Good 
Spine faintly creased, covers edgeworn and lightly creased; inside covers and pages pale brown but not brittle; interior pages clean, none loose. ; Heyer's final novel opens during the reign of Richard II and tells the story of John, the third son of England's King Henry IV. 
Price: 6.50 USD
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Nonesuch, The, HEYER, Georgette
41 7092 HEYER, Georgette Nonesuch, The
Softcover; Mass Market PB Fawcett Crest: New York; c1962,; 288 pages Very Good 
Spine creased, one short cover crease, light edgewear, remainder mark top edge. Pages pale tan but clean, not brittle; none loose. No other date other than 1962 original publishing date but presence of an ISBN indicates a 1970's edition. A nice copy.; In his attempts to save his younger cousin from the snares of a beautiful, but heartless, young woman, Sir Waldo Hawkridge (the Nonesuch) becomes friends with the young woman's companion, the witty and good-hearted Miss Ancilla Trent. A fun book set in Oversett, Yorkshire. This author described as "a staple of the comfort reading genre" by Jenny Colgan in an April 2020 article in "The Guardian". ; 'This is a lovely romantic story with a hero & heroine to admire. ' -Lyn B. This title reviewed and recommended by 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: 8.95 USD
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Quiet Gentleman, The [Unabridged Audio Cassette], HEYER, Georgette
42 6811 HEYER, Georgette Quiet Gentleman, The [Unabridged Audio Cassette]
Cassette; Audio Tape Chivers Press: Bath; c1951,2002; Very Good+ 
"Gervase Frant, seventh Earl of St. Erth, returns somewhat belatedly to his family seat after the Battle of Waterloo and finds that his relatives do not look kindly upon his homecoming." A series of mishaps, accidents?, make him wonder just how unhappy someone in the family is...; Faint edgewear to plastic clamshell case. Complete and unabridged; 10 hours and 12 minutes; 8 audiocassettes in excellent condition. Read by Cornelius Garrett. One previous owner, not ex-library.; Decorative case matches sample image. Instructions on how to convert these cassettes to MP3 versions available upon request. 
Price: 42.50 USD
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Reluctant Widow, The [Unabridged Audio Cassette], HEYER, Georgette
43 6815 HEYER, Georgette Reluctant Widow, The [Unabridged Audio Cassette]
Cassette; Audio Tape Chivers Press: Bath; c1946,1997; Near Fine 
Due to a mis-understanding Elinor Rochedale finds herself in a situation where it almost makes sense (after some earnest urging by Lord Carlyon, cousin of the dying man) to be a reluctant bride and widow instead of being the new governess for a family in Sussex. Another fun Regency novel by this witty author.; Faintest edgewear to plastic clamshell case. Complete and unabridged; 9 hours and 30 minutes; 8 audiocassettes in excellent condition. Read by Cornelius Garrett. One previous owner, not ex-library.; Decorative case matches sample image. Instructions on how to convert these cassettes to MP3 versions available upon request. 
Price: 48.50 USD
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Royal Escape [Unabridged Audio Cassette], HEYER, Georgette
44 6718 HEYER, Georgette Royal Escape [Unabridged Audio Cassette]
Cassette; Audio Tape Chivers Press: c1938,2001; Very Good+ 
"On September 3, 1651, Charles II's hopes to recover the throne of England were crushed at the disastrous battle of Worcester and he had to flee for his life. This exciting novel recreates the forty days that followed (including the famous episode when Charles hid for a day in an oak tree) as he was spirited out of England by as brave a group of men and women as ever followed a King."; Faint edgewear to plastic clamshell case, red ink X on ISBN barcode. Complete and unabridged; 12 hours and 22 minutes; 10 audiocassettes in excellent condition. Read by Cornelius Garrett. One previous owner, not ex-library. ; Decorative case matches sample image. Instructions on how to convert these cassettes to MP3 versions available upon request. Originally published @ $89.95. "Royal Escape is a story of great charm."-This title reviewed and recommended by Lyn B., author of the 'I Prefer Reading' blog and member of the DES email discussion group. 
Price: 48.50 USD
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45 6608 HEYER, Georgette Sprig Muslin
The Book Club: London; c1956,1957; 244 pages Very Good in Very Good- dust wrapper 
Spine ends and corners lightly bumped, blue board edges sunned. Front endpaper beginning to crack at hinge, flaw seen before with this edition. Page edges and endpapers foxed, edges pale brown; interior pages clean and bright. Foxed dust wrapper, with Barbosa illustration, lightly edgeworn with a few closed tears, white rear panel a bit soiled.; This fun Regency novel features Sir Gareth Ludlow, a thirty-five-year-old bachelor and Corinthian, Lady Hester, a twenty-nine-year-old spinster who is determined not to marry a man that does not love her, and Amanda "Smith" a young woman of seventeen with a fertile imagination and a genious for running away. This author was described as "a staple of the comfort reading genre" by Jenny Colgan in an April 2020 article in "The Guardian".; "One of my favourite authors."- Lyn B., author of the 'I Prefer Reading' blog and member of the DE Stevenson email discussion group. 
Price: 16.75 USD
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Sylvester [or The Wicked Uncle], HEYER, Georgette
46 7091 HEYER, Georgette Sylvester [or The Wicked Uncle]
Softcover; Mass Market PB Berkley Medallion Books: NY; c1957,1975; Reprint 414 pages Very Good- 
Spine and cover creases, light edgewear, book slightly curved. Pages pale tan but clean and not brittle; none loose. Book says "Large-Type edition" but the text is only slightly larger than most mass market paperbacks. The text is not as large as it is in most large print hardbacks. Also published as 'Sylvester or The Wicked Uncle'. ; We agree with the "Time and Tide" reviewer that said they would place this book as high as "The Grand Sophy". A very enjoyable Regency romp. "When Sylvester, Duke of Saleford, posted into Wiltshire to discover whether the Hon. Phoebe Marlow matched his exacting requirements for a bride, he did not expect that the prospect of an offer from him would cause Miss Marlow to flee from her home." Nor did he know that Phoebe, with her very discerning eye, and gift for mimicry, had written a novel... Highly recommended.; This title reviewed and recommended by 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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47 6337 HEYER, Georgette Talisman Ring, The
Softcover; Mass Market PB Bantam Books: NY; c1936,1970; Reprint 234 pages Fair 
Spine and cover creases, edgewear, white covers yellowed, short tear at spine foot repaired with arcival tape. Inside covers light brown, tiny closed tears on fore-edges of about 50 pages; interior pages clean, none loose. A reading copy.; Eustacie, a young French woman, is the ward of elderly and ill, Lord Lavenham. He wishes her to be engaged to his great-nephew Sir Tristam Shield so that she will be well cared for after he is gone. As usual, the best laid plans go awry in another delightful tale of 18th-century England. One of our favourites by this author.; "One of my favourite authors."- Lyn B., author of the 'I Prefer Reading' blog and member of the DE Stevenson email discussion group. 
Price: 5.75 USD
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48 5409 HEYER, Georgette These Old Shades
Hardcover; Book Club Edition Book-Of-The-Month Club: London; c1926, 1950; 352 pages Fair 
Orange cloth binding soiled and worn (not to boards), book is cocked, spine ends and corners bumped. Front free endpaper removed, previous owner signature and number on half title page, page edges yellowed and soiled, a few page corners creased. No dust wrapper. ; Is this book a sequel to Heyer's first novel, 'The Black Moth'? Many names and situations seem to be related, but with a "twist". Justin, Duke of Avon, finds a young boy fleeing from his abusive brother, and gives him a job as his page. This young person resembles Justin's long time enemy, the Comte de Saint-Vire, who shows great but subdued interest in him. A swashbuckling adventure tale, complete with plenty of romance, set in Paris and England in the 1750's.; Recommended by Jerri C. of the DES and AT email discussion groups. "One of my favourite authors."- Lyn B., author of the 'I Prefer Reading' blog and member of the DE Stevenson email discussion group. 
Price: 11.00 USD
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Toll-Gate, The [Unabridged Audio Cassette], HEYER, Georgette
49 6830 HEYER, Georgette Toll-Gate, The [Unabridged Audio Cassette]
Cassette; Audio Tape Chivers Press: Bath; c1954,1998; Very Good+ 
This witty audiobook combines Regency romance with a mystery. 'Captain Staple is finding post-Waterloo England sadly flat. But then he falls into cahoots (so to speak) with engaging Jeremy Chirk (highwayman), taciturn Gabriel Stogumber (Bow Street runner), and attractive Nell Stornaway (Squire's daughter) who exerts a compelling fascination even more exciting than Waterloo.' ; Light edgewear to plastic clamshell case, faint soil to decorative insert. Complete and unabridged; 9 hours 17 minutes; 8 audiocassettes in excellent condition. Read by Daniel Hill. One previous owner, not ex-library.; "One of my favourite authors."- Lyn B., author of the 'I Prefer Reading' blog and member of the DE Stevenson email discussion group. Decorative case matches sample image. 
Price: 46.50 USD
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Civil Contract, A [Unabridged Audio Cassettes], HEYER, Georgette [Read by Phillada Nash]
50 6720 HEYER, Georgette [Read by Phillada Nash] Civil Contract, A [Unabridged Audio Cassettes]
Audio Tape Chivers Audio Books: Bath; c1961, 1999; Very Good 
After the death of his father,Captain Adam Deveril, now Viscount Lynton reluctantly agrees to marry Jenny in order to save his family and their beloved estate, Fontley Priory. Jenny's father, Mr. Jonathan Chawleigh, a wealthy businessman, wants his only child to have a title and is willing to rescue the Deverils from penury so that she may have one. Jenny agrees to the marriage but as she is a shy woman with no real social ambitions, why does she marry Adam when she knows he loves another?; Ten cassettes, 13 3/4 hours, unabridged; cassettes in excellent condition. Plastic clamshell case has a 1" chip missing on bottom edge. One previous owner, not ex-library. ; "One of my favourite books by this author." - Geraldine H. of the DES email discussion group. Instructions on how to convert these cassettes to MP3 versions available upon request. Decorative case matches sample image. Originally published @ $89.95. 
Price: 53.50 USD
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