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51 6011 BENNETT, Arnold The Card : A Story of Adventure in the Five Towns
Softcover; Trade PB Dent: London; c1911, 1984; Very Good  
xi,200 pages; This Everyman edition has an introduction by Keith Waterhouse. Faint spine creases, light edgewear and rubbing, page edges light yellow; pages clean, none loose. ; We follow Edward Henry Machin, better known as Denry, as he uses his quick wits, and a bit of luck, to rise from his life as a humble solicitor's clerk. Set in Edwardian England, the Five Towns are the author's name for the Potteries of Staffordshire where he was born in 1867.  
Price: 6.50 USD
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52 6450 BENNETT, Arnold] Barker, Dudley Writer by Trade : A Portrait of Arnold Bennett
Hardcover Atheneum: NY; 1966; First US Edition 260 pages Very Good+ in Very Good+ dust wrapper 
Spine ends and corners lightly bumped, page edges faintly browned; interior pages clean, no binding problems. Unclipped dust wrapper lightly edgeworn, white flaps faintly yellowed. A nice copy. ; This biography of the prolific writer (author of "Old Wives Tale" and "Anna of the Five Towns") draws upon 'intimate recollections, as well as documents and letters-some never before published. Barker has created a full-scale portrait of the man, his curious writing habits, his place in the literary circles of his time, and the effects of his emotional life on his books.' Black and white illustrations, a bibliography and a list of all Bennett's works are included. 
Price: 13.75 USD
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53 6435 BENSON, E. F. As We Are : A Modern Review
Softcover; Trade PB Hogarth Press: London; c1932,1986; 307 pages Very Good- 
Spine and cover creases, edgewear, white portions of covers age yellowed, remenant of old price tag on rear cover. Pages yellowed but not brittle, a few smudges to page edges; interior pages clean, none loose.; A blend of fiction and opinion set during World War I by the creater of Lucia and other delightful characters from Riseholme. 
Price: 8.75 USD
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Make Way for Lucia : The Complete Lucia, Including Queen Lucia, Lucia in London, Miss Mapp, The Male Impersonator, Mapp and Lucia, The Worshipful Lucia, and Trouble for Lucia, BENSON, E. F. (Introduction by Nancy Mitford)
54 7348 BENSON, E. F. (Introduction by Nancy Mitford) Make Way for Lucia : The Complete Lucia, Including Queen Lucia, Lucia in London, Miss Mapp, The Male Impersonator, Mapp and Lucia, The Worshipful Lucia, and Trouble for Lucia
Hardcover Harper & Row: New York; 1986; 1119 pages Very Good in Good+ dust wrapper 
Violet cloth binding, spine faintly curved but not damaged (flaw seen in this oversized edition before), spine ends lightly bumped. A few smudges on pale yellow page edges, some page edges creased; no binding problems, interior pages clean and bright. A nice copy. Unclipped white dust wrapper pale yellow at edges, lightly edgeworn and a few small soil spots. It has an unusual publisher flaw, the laminate is creased, but not peeling away, over entire wrapper. This book weighs 4lbs and thus shipping internationally or via priority mail will incur additional postage costs. ; This large omnibus edition contains the complete Lucia series telling the story of Lucia, Miss Mapp, and their delightful neighbors in the English towns of Riseholme and Tilling. Basis for two British television series titled 'Mapp and Lucia'. The 1985 series stars Geraldine McEwan and Prunella Scales. The 2014 series stars Miranda Richardson and Anna Chancellor. Both are quite enjoyable as are the books of course. :o); This series is recommended by several members of the ATS. Image is actual copy on offer. 
Price: 29.95 USD
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55 1184 Berendt, John Midnight In the Garden of Good and Evil
Hardcover Random House: 1994; Reprint 8vo; 388 pages Very Good+ in Very Good+ dust wrapper 
Spine head and tail lightly bumped with corresponding slight wrinkles in dust wrapper. A very nice copy.; Basis for the movie starring Kevin Spacey of murder in Savannah, Georgia.  
Price: 9.75 USD
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Sapphire Pendant, The, BEYER, Audrey White
56 7344 BEYER, Audrey White Sapphire Pendant, The
Hardcover; Ex-Library Alfred A. Knopf: NY; c1961, 1968; Fifth Printing 178 pages Illustrated by Robin Jacques; B&W Illustrations: Good+ 
An ex-library copy with the expected stamps, markings, and pocket discarded from a high school library. Decorative library binding with wrap around illustration, lightly soiled, worn, and slightly fraying at bumped spine ends and corners. Front and rear hinges, repaired or reinforced by library; no loose pages. Pages slightly age yellowed; text pages clean. Many wonderful black and white line drawings illustrate this story. No dust wrapper. This title seems to be rather scarce.; Set in England during the time of the Napoleonic Wars, this is the story of sixteen-year-old Elizabeth Montgomery, daughter of a British naval captain. Elizabeth regrets she is not a boy as due to inheritance laws, when her father dies her cousin Pierre Rochambeau, is heir to the Montgomery estate and guardian to Elizabeth. Her cousin is Irish and worst of all French (!) and Elizabeth deeply resents his presence and control over her life. Some mysterious events occur and Elizabeth of course must investigate which leads to a variety of adventures. An enjoyable read for junior high age and those that enjoy Regency novels.; Image is actual copy on offer. 
Price: 74.95 USD
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Folk Keeper, The, BILLINGSLEY, Franny
57 6440 BILLINGSLEY, Franny Folk Keeper, The
Hardcover Atheneum: NY; 1999; Third Printing 162 pages Very Good+ in Very Good+ dust wrapper 
Spine ends bumped, bottom board edges lightly bumped; no binding problems, pages clean and bright. Unclipped dust wrapper faintly edgeworn. A very nice copy.; 'As Folk Keeper at the Rhysbridge Home, Corinna feeds the fierce, dark-dwelling cave Folk; keeps them from souring the milk, killing the chickens, and venting their anger on the neighborhood; and writes it all down in her Folk Record. Since only boys are Folk Keepers, she has disguised herself as a boy, Corin, and it is a boy and a Folk Keeper she intends to stay.

Yet there comes a moment when someone else knows the truth. Old, dying Lord Merton not only knows she is a girl, but knows some of her other secrets as well. It is at his bidding that she, as Corin, leaves Rhysbridge to become Folk Keeper and a member of the family on Cliffsend, an isle where the Folk are fiercer than ever they were at Rhysbridge.

It is on Cliffsend that Corinna comes face to face with herself, with the powers she does have (some quite unexpected) and those she does not have (even if she lies and says she does). Who really is she? Why does her hair grow two inches a night? Why does the sea draw her? What does she really want? And what future can and will she choose?'; Recommended by Julie B. of the DES email discussion group. 
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58 1188 Binchy, Maeve Copper Beech
Hardcover Delacorte Press: New York; 1992; First US Edition Very Good+ in Very Good dust wrapper  
345 pages; Spine head and tail lightly bumped, gift inscription on front free endpaper. No remainder mark. Dust wrapper, not price cut, edgeworn with one tiny closed tear at top front corner. ; This author recommended by Anne L. of the DES email discussion list.  
Price: 12.50 USD
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Nights of Rain and Stars , BINCHY, Maeve
59 5770 BINCHY, Maeve Nights of Rain and Stars
Hardcover Dutton: NY; 2004; Very Good+ in Very Good+ dust wrapper  
294 pages; Spine ends very lightly bumped, a few page edges creased. Unclipped dust wrapper has faint edgewear. A very nice copy.; 'In a tiny Greek seaside village, tourists enter a hilltop tavern, alone and in pairs, for a casual lunch. But a sudden tragedy in the harbor below brings them together, changing perfect strangers into unlikely friends. In the days that follow, their paths continue to cross and their secrets begin to unfold. Fiona left a nursing career in Ireland to be with a man everyone thinks is wrong for her. Elsa fled Germany once she learned the secrets the man she loves had been hiding from her. Thomas mourns his failed marriage and misses his son in California, while David yearns to reconcile with his family in England without having to go into the family business. Chance has brought them together in the middle of their separate journeys, and together they will find new ways of looking at the lives they left behind.' A bit slow in the beginning but an enjoyable read.  
Price: 9.75 USD
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60 671 Binchy, Maeve Return Journey
Hardcover Delacorte Press: New York; 1998; First US Edition Very Good+ in Very Good+ dust wrapper  
214 pages; Front free endpaper has top right corner clipped.; 14 short stories told in Binchy's inimitable style. ; This author recommended by Anne L. of the DES email discussion list.  
Price: 10.00 USD
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True Prep : It's a Whole New Old World, BIRNBACH, Lisa  with Chip Kidd
61 7087 BIRNBACH, Lisa with Chip Kidd True Prep : It's a Whole New Old World
Hardcover Knopf: NY; 2010; Second Printing 248 pages Very Good in Very Good+ dust wrapper 
Illustrated with drawings by Randy Glass and photographs by Geoff Spear. Spine ends and corners very lightly worn (not to boards). Unclipped dust wrapper faintly edgeworn. A very nice copy.; From the author of 'The Official Preppy Handbook'. Thirty years on she now looks at how the old guard of natural-fiber-loving, dog-worshipping, G&T-soaked preppies adapt to the new order things such as the Internet, cell phones, rehab, political correctness, reality TV, and polar fleece.; Image is actual copy on offer. 
Price: 10.50 USD
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62 411 Blair, Leona World of Difference
Hardcover Bantam Books: NY; 1989; First US Edition Very Good- in Very Good dust wrapper  
534 pages; Bottom corners bumped, foxed front endpaper and page edges, owner's signature; dust wrapper edgeworn.  
Price: 10.00 USD
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63 658 Blanchard, Alice Darkness Peering
Softcover; Advance Reading Copy Bantam: New York; 1999; Very Good 
339 pages; Edgeworn, no spine creases; Award winning author's first novel. Detective Rachel Storrow attempts to solve the murder of a teenage girl in Flowering Dogwood, Maine.  
Price: 6.75 USD
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64 2445 BLUME, Judy Summer Sisters
Softcover; Mass Market PB Dell Publishing: New York; c1998,1999; First Paperback Edition Very Good+  
399 pages; Very faint spine creases and edgewear, a very nice copy.; The author, perhaps best known for her children's books, writes a novel for adults of growing up in the 1970's and 80's and the complexitie s of friendship.  
Price: 5.00 USD
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Book Darts (package of 40), Book Darts
65 2759 Book Darts Book Darts (package of 40)
Non-Book 
Paper-thin bronze linemarker slides on your page securely at any chosen line. Opens book at each line you saved until you remove it for reuse.; Eliminate: Bent corners, Paper clips, Underlining, Highlighting, Sticky papers and pages 'When you find a passage in a book that you want to come back to, place a book dart in position pointing exactly to the information you are interested in. Later, the passage is easy to find and the book dart is thin enough that you can close the book and not mar the paper.' Useful in cookbooks, spiritual reading, poetry, manuals and handbooks, etc. Great for marking sections for further study, for book discussions, or as a simple bookmark that won't get lost. ; Shipping is $1.00 per pkg. of 40 in the US for first class shipping. Please select the ONLY BOOK DARTS shipping option. 
Price: 5.95 USD
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Our Finest Day: D-Day, June 6, 1944, BOWDEN, Mark ; (Foreword by Stephen E. Ambrose)
66 6313 BOWDEN, Mark ; (Foreword by Stephen E. Ambrose) Our Finest Day: D-Day, June 6, 1944
Hardcover Chronicle Books: San Francisco, CA; 2002; First US Edition 4to 11" - 13" tall; 32 pages Very Good+ 
Spine ends and corners lightly bumped. No dust wrapper, as issued. A very nice copy indeed.; 'Produced in cooperation with the National D-Day Museum in New Orleans, this book uses multicolored text, illustrations, and photographs to create what Bowden calls "an interactive history with removable artifacts." ' 'This vivid, thick-paged picture book is peppered with first-person accounts of the event by journalist A.J. Liebling and other enlisted men. It is 'chock-full of D-Day mementos tucked into ... compartments from Eisenhower's handwritten notes to the troops to a replica of the tag on a grenade pin. Highlights among the texts included in pockets and fake manila envelopes are a disarmingly quaint "Pocket Guide to France," with line drawings and common French phrases on the back; a reproduction of the front page of the New York Times from June 6 with news of the "Great Invasion" in bold letters; and the Operational Orders for the 29th infantry division, stamped "top secret" in red across the top.'; Book will not fit safely in an International Priority Mail envelope. 
Price: 12.50 USD
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Death of the Heart, BOWEN, Elizabeth
67 7260 BOWEN, Elizabeth Death of the Heart
Softcover; Trade PB Penguin Books: Harmondsworth, England; c1938, 1986; 318 pages Very Good- 
A story of adolescent love in London during the 1930's.'Shortly after sixteen-year-old Portia comes to stay with her cool, elegant relations in their house in Windsor Terrace, she meets Eddie, an attractive young philanderer, and falls in love.'; Light spine and cover creases, pages pale brown, edges a bit darker; pages clean, none loose.; This title reviewed and recommened by Ali, author of the 'HeavenAli' blog. 'Elizabeth Bowen is absolutely brilliant at completely capturing the world that she is writing about. Laced with secrets and adolescent awkwardness, the bitterness of teenage betrayal, "The Death of the Heart" is an exquisitely written novel. When I look back over this novel, I think of fur coats and London fog, tea by the fire, the sudden ringing of telephones and the desolate sound of heels on an empty hall floor.' Image is actual copy on offer. 
Price: 7.00 USD
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68 2032 BOWEN, Elizabeth Last September
Softcover; Mass Market PB Avon Books: New York; c1929, 1979; Very Good  
256 pages; Spine and cover creases, faint edgewear, pages lightly browned; no loose pages. ; Novel set in the 1920's of an Anglo-Irish young woman that falls in love with an English soldier.  
Price: 5.50 USD
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69 3300 Bowen] CRAIG, Patricia Elizabeth Bowen : Lives of Modern Women
Softcover; Trade PB Penguin: Harmondsworth, England; 1986; Good+  
B&W Photographs; 143 pages; An ex-library copy with the expected stamps, markings, and pocket. Cover edges reinforced with tape by library. Pages lightly age browned, light spine creases, a touch of soil to covers. Interior pages clean, none loose. ; 'Born in 1899 into an Anglo-Irish family of the old Protestant ascendancy, Elizabeth Bowen's heritage lent a special complexity to both her life and her work. Intelligent, vital, independent and generous she could also bo haughty, authoritative and caustic. She was immensely sociable and her numerous friends included Virginia Woolf, Lord David Cecil, Isaiah Berlin, Rosamond Lehmann and Sean O' Faolain.'  
Price: 7.75 USD
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Restless , BOYD, William
70 6058 BOYD, William Restless
Hardcover Bloomsbury: NY; 2006; First US Edition Very Good in Very Good dust wrapper  
324 pages; Spine ends bumped, book slightly cocked, black remainder dot on bottom page edges. Unclipped dust wrapper has very light edgewear and a shadow on rear panel covering the bar code. ; Winner of the 2006 Costa Novel Award (formerly the Whitbread Award). "It is the summer of 1976 and someone is trying to kill Sally Gilmartin. The only person she can trust is her daughter, Ruth a young single mother...Now Sally must tell her daughter the truth: She is actually Eva Delectorskaya, a Russian emigre recruited for the British Secret Service in 1939, after the murder of her brother, also a spy. Full of tension and drama, and based on a remarkable chapter in Anglo-American history, this is storytelling at its finest."; Recommended by Norma H.  
Price: 12.75 USD
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71 506 BRADFORD, Barbara Taylor Act Of Will
Softcover; Mass Market PB Bantam Books: NY; 1987; Very Good  
406 pages; Signed by Author; Spine a bit creased, covers lightly edgeworn.; Signed by the author on the title page. The story of three generations of strong women.'Left to the indifferent care of an aunt after the death of her mother, well-bred Audra Kenton is sent to work at Yorkshire's Fever Hospital, where she trains as a nurse before taking a post in the home of an affluent suffragette. Though she captures the heart of a handsome bounder, Audra's independent spirit is not much appreciated by her working-class husband, and the two clash fiercely over her encouragement of their daughter's artistic genius. Audra's ceaseless efforts backfire, though, when Christina tries to repay the debt by choosing a lucrative career in fashion. With its trademark painted silk garments, the House of Christina is an instant success. But handing the flourishing business on to her only daughter proves harder than Christina expected, since Kyle, in her turn, rejects the world her mother has carved out to seek her own path as an artist.'  
Price: 6.00 USD
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72 4649 BRADFORD, Barbara Taylor Emma's Secret
Hardcover St Martin's Press: NY; 2004; First US Edition Very Good+ in Very Good+ dust wrapper  
480 pages; Spine ends bumped, a few page corners creased; NO remainder mark. Unclipped dust wrapper lightly edgeworn and creased. A very nice copy.; Emma, of course, is Emma Harte whom we first met in "A Woman of Substance". In this novel we learn a bit more about Emma's descendants and about Emma's life during World War II. ; Published @ $24.95.  
Price: 10.75 USD
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73 252 Bradford, Barbara Taylor Power Of A Woman
Hardcover; Advanced Reading Cop Harper Collins: NY; 1997; First US Edition 335 pages Very Good in Very Good+ dust wrapper Signed by Author
Signed by Author; Bottom corners bumped; dust wrapper, not price clipped is in lovely condition.; Advance Reader's Copy, publisher's info laid in. Signed by the author on the title page.  
Price: 14.50 USD
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74 507 Bradford, Barbara Taylor Voice Of The Heart
Softcover; Mass Market PB Bantam Books: NY; 1984; Good+  
771 pages; Signed by Author; Spine and front cover creases. ; Signed by the author on chapter one title page.  
Price: 5.00 USD
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75 5220 BRADFORD, Barbara Taylor Woman of Substance, A
Softcover; Mass Market PB Avon Books: NY; c1979,1983; 816 pages Very Good 
Faint spine and cover creases, light edgewear, page edges browned, previous owner info on inside front cover blacked out with a marker. A nice copy.; Beginning in Edwardian England, this is the story of young and impoverished Emma Harte. She 'embarks on a journey first of survival, then of unimaginable achievement. Driven to succeed, the iron-willed Emma parlays a small shop into the world's greatest department store and an international business empire: Harte Enterprises.' Basis for the mini-series of the same name starring Jenny Seagrove and Deborah Kerr. Recommended, our favourite novel by this author. 
Price: 5.75 USD
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