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Few Green Leaves, A, PYM, Barbara
Few Green Leaves, A
PYM, Barbara
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Cluny Brown, SHARP, Margery
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Young Clementina, The  [Miss Dean's Dilemma, Divorced from Reality], STEVENSON, D.E. [Dorothy Emily]
Young Clementina, The [Miss Dean's Dilemma, Divorced from Reality]
STEVENSON, D.E. [Dorothy Emily]
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Baker's Daughter, The [Miss Bun, the Baker's Daughter], STEVENSON, D.E. [Dorothy Emily]
Baker's Daughter, The [Miss Bun, the Baker's Daughter]
STEVENSON, D.E. [Dorothy Emily]
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51 2171 COOKSON, Catherine Rag Nymph
Softcover; Mass Market PB Corgi Books: Canada; c1991,1992; First Paperback Edition Very Good+  
427 pages; A new book with light edge and cover wear.; This historical novel set in Victorian England is the basis for the British mini-series of the same name.  
Price: 6.25 USD
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52 1643 COOKSON, Catherine Year of the Virgins
Hardcover Simon & Schuster: New York; 1993; First US Edition Very Good+ in Very Good dust wrapper  
270 pages; Top edge faintly soiled, bottom edge has a remainder mark. Dust wrapper, not price cut, as a half inch closed tear at spine foot and is lightly edgeworn.; A novel set in 1960"s Northern England of a marriage that has become in name and appearance only and the wedding of a member of the next generation.  
Price: 13.50 USD
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Operation Heartbreak, COOPER, Duff
53 7295 COOPER, Duff Operation Heartbreak
Softcover Persephone Books: London; c1950, 2004; First Edition Thus; First Printing 160 pages Very Good+ in Very Good+ dust wrapper 
Afterword by Max Arthur. One of the great deceptions of World War II took place in April 1943 when a body wearing a Royal Marines uniform was found off the coast of Fascist Spain. With him was a courier's briefcase containing documents indicating that the Allies were about to invade Europe through Greece—a gambit dubbed "Operation Mincemeat" that the Nazis swallowed whole—while the real Allied objective was Sicily. Officially shrouded in secrecy, the story became the basis for this novel published in 1950 against the wishes of the British government. The film "The Man Who Never Was" was also based on this true incident.; 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. This title has been reprinted by Persephone, this is a copy from the 1st printing in 2004.; Image is actual copy on offer. 
Price: 20.00 USD
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Sharpe's Fury: Richard Sharpe & the Battle of Barrosa, March 1811, CORNWELL, Bernard
54 6411 CORNWELL, Bernard Sharpe's Fury: Richard Sharpe & the Battle of Barrosa, March 1811
Hardcover; Ex-Library HarperCollins: NY; 2006; Second Printing 337 pages Very Good in Very Good+ dust wrapper 
Ex-library book with usual stamps and markings, spine ends bumped, page edges pale yellow. Unclipped dustwrapper, faintly edgeworn, tiny skinned area on spine; no library markings.; The twenty-first novel in the series featuring Richard Sharpe is based on the real events of the winter of 1811. 
Price: 8.50 USD
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Hours, The, CUNNINGHAM, Michael
55 6184 CUNNINGHAM, Michael Hours, The
Softcover; Trade PB Picador: NY; c1998, 2002; Reprint 230 pages Very Good 
Pulitzer Prize winner and basis for film starring Meryl Streep, Nicole Kidman and Julianne Moore. Still from film on front cover. Recommended. ; No spine cover creases, two short cover creases, light edgewear. Page edges pale yellow, previous owner stamp inside front cover.; "The Hours tells the story of three women: Virginia Woolf, beginning to write Mrs. Dalloway as she recuperates in a London suburb with her husband in 1923; Clarissa Vaughan, beloved friend of an acclaimed poet dying from AIDS, who in modern-day New York is planning a party in his honor; and Laura Brown, in a 1949 Los Angeles suburb, who slowly begins to feel the constraints of a perfect family and home. By the end of the novel, these three stories intertwine in remarkable ways, and finally come together in an act of subtle and haunting grace." 
Price: 4.75 USD
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56 905 DAHL, Roald My Uncle Oswald
Hardcover Knopf: New York; 1980; First US Edition Very Good+ in Very Good dust wrapper  
245 pages; Remainder mark bottom edge, spine head lightly bumped, top edge very faintly faded. Dust wrapper, price clipped, has price sticker on back panel. White dw lightly soiled and edgeworn with one tiny closed tear and one tear on rear panel at spine gutter. ; Uncle Oswald, the great rogue and fornicator, has been mentioned in some of Dahl's short stories. In this, Dahl's first novel for adults, Uncle Oswald has discovered the world's most powerful aphrodisiac and a method of quick-freezing sperm. So with the help of the gorgeous Yasmin Howcomely, he sets out to preserve 51 living geniuses and crowned heads, from James Joyce to King Albert and Henry Ford.  
Price: 18.00 USD
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57 933 DEIGHTON, Len Berlin Game
Hardcover Knopf: New York; 1984; First US Edition Very Good in Very Good dust wrapper  
345 pages; Remainder stamp on top edge, spine ends lightly bumped, corners a bit soiled. White dust wrapper, not price clipped, is rubbed and lightly soiled with a bit of edgewear. ; Barnard Samson, a British secret service operative now working at a desk instead of in the field must discover who is the traitor amongst his colleagues.  
Price: 9.50 USD
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58 1702 Deighton, Len Spy Line : a Novel
Hardcover Knopf: New York; 1989; First US Edition Very Good+ in Very Good+ dust wrapper  
291 pages; Spine head and tail lightly bumped. Dust wrapper, not price clipped, faintly rubbed and edgeworn. ; British agent Bernard Sampson from Spy Hook, returns. This is the second volume in the Hook, Line and Sinker trilogy.  
Price: 11.00 USD
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Provincial Lady In London, The [The Provincial Lady Goes Further], DELAFIELD, E. M.
59 7310 DELAFIELD, E. M. Provincial Lady In London, The [The Provincial Lady Goes Further]
Softcover; Trade PB Academy Chicago: Chicago, IL; c.1933,1983; Reprint 302 pages Illustrated by Arthur Watts; B&W Illustrations: Good 
Spine and cover creases, covers edgeworn. Bottom page edges rippled and several pages faintly dampstained, not into text; none loose. No dust wrapper. A reading copy. ; The sequel to 'Diary of a Provincial Lady'. Published as 'The Provincial Lady Goes Further' in Great Britain. Diary begins with the Provincial Lady's amazement that a book she has written has been published. She "finds an apartment in London, visits nightclubs and casinos, and meets the intellectuals and eccentrics of London society." Highly recommended.; Image is actual copy on offer. 
Price: 7.95 USD
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60 6540 DELAFIELD, E. M. Provincial Lady in Wartime, The
Softcover; Trade PB Academy Chicago: Chicago, IL; c1940, 1986; Reprint 349 pages Illustrated by Leslie Gilbert Illingworth; B&W Illustrations: Very Good in Very Good dust wrapper 
Light spine creases, light edgewear, front free endpaper missing; interior pages clean. One of the grey Cassandra editions. Price clipped dust wrapper lightly edgeworn and rubbed with a few small closed tears. This edition now out of print.; The Provincial Lady's experiences at the beginning of World War II told in her own delightful style. Recommended.; "World War II has begun and the P.L. must cope with gas masks, evacuated relatives and Canteen service." This author recommended by Holly H. and Simon T. of the AT email discussion list. 
Price: 18.50 USD
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Diary of a Provincial Lady; containing Diary of a Provincial Lady; Provincial Lady Goes Further; Provincial Lady in America, Provincial Lady in Wartime, DELAFIELD, E. M. (Introduction by Nicola Beauman)
61 7401 DELAFIELD, E. M. (Introduction by Nicola Beauman) Diary of a Provincial Lady; containing Diary of a Provincial Lady; Provincial Lady Goes Further; Provincial Lady in America, Provincial Lady in Wartime
Softcover; Trade PB Virago Modern Classics: London; c1930-40, 2008; 529 pages Very Good- 
Spine and covers creased and edgeworn. Pages yellowed, edges a bit darker (as is common with Virago editions of this period) and lightly soiled. A few interior page corners creased, but clean; none loose.; An omnibus edition of four of the Provincial Lady Diaries originally written from 1930-1940. They are witty portraits of life in a Devonshire village, in London, in the US, and finally at the beginning of World War II.;

Recommended by Holly H. of the ATS and AT email discussion list. "Diary of a Provincial Lady is my favorite book in all the world. This is the book I packed in my hospital bag when I was having a baby! It is absolutely enchanting...perfectly understated...quintessentially country English before the second world war.There is an emotional French governess, an arrogant titled neighbor, the silent husband, a procession of difficult servants, the talkative Vicar's wife, two not-quite-perfect but loveable children, and most of all, the Provincial Lady, who struggles through daily life with an overdrawn account and a much-needed sense of humor. Is there any better novel? 'Answer comes there none,' to quote the Provincial Lady." Lyn B., author of the 'I Prefer Reading' blog and member of the DE Stevenson email discussion group, says "E M Delafield’s Provincial Lady is one of my favourite literary characters." Cover matches sample image. 
Price: 15.95 USD

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62 3303 DELDERFIELD, R. F. Diana
Hardcover; Book Club Edition G. P. Putnam's Sons: New York; 1990; 352 pages Good+ 
Pages lightly yellowed, endpaper cracking at front hinge and tiny tear in outer spine gutter, spine ends bumped; pages clean. ; 'John Leigh was fifteen years old, an orphan, when he first saw the beautiful Diana, daughter of the wealthy Gaylorde-Suttons, and fell instantly in love with her and with the great house that was for them alone "Sennacharib"...' ; This author recommended by Lori B. of the DES email discussion group. 
Price: 6.00 USD
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63 6427 DELDERFIELD, R. F. Dreaming Suburb, The ; Vol. 1 of The Avenue
Softcover; Mass Market PB Pocket Books: New York; c1958,1973; 470 pages Fair 
Creased and torn spine repaired with archival tape, covers edgeworn and creased, covers and pages pale brown but not brittle; pages clean, none loose.; Sgt. Jim Carver has survived World War I and comes home to London to raise his seven motherless children. This beginning of another Delderfield saga covers the years from the end of WWI to the beginning of WWII.; The Avenue; This author recommended by Lori B. of the DES email discussion group. 
Price: 4.75 USD
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64 1570 Delderfield, R. F. God is an Englishman
Softcover; Mass Market PB Pocket Books: New York; (1970)1972; Reprint Very Good+  
816 pages; Light edgewear, pages beginning to brown, no spine creases. ; This first volume in the story of Adam Swann and his English transport empire begins in the late 19th century. ; This series recommended by Geraldine H. of the DES email discussion list.; The Avenue  
Price: 5.50 USD
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65 6256 DELDERFIELD, R. F. Green Gauntlet, The [Horseman Riding By volume 3]
Hardcover; Ex-Library Simon & Schuster: New York; 1968; First US Edition 475 pages Good 
Ex-library book with usual stamps and markings, a first edition rebound with library binding. Book slightly cocked, bumped spine ends and corners lightly worn (not to boards), pages yellowed and a bit soiled. ; The third volume in the 'A Horseman Riding By' series; a saga of three decades of English country life in Devon through World War II.; This author recommended by Lori B. and Geraldine H. of the DES email discussion group and by Kristi J. of the AT and DES email discussion groups. 
Price: 9.75 USD
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The Avenue Goes to War [Vol II of The Avenue], DELDERFIELD, R. F.
66 6662 DELDERFIELD, R. F. The Avenue Goes to War [Vol II of The Avenue]
Softcover; Mass Market PB Coronet Books: London; c1969, 1973; 630 pages Very Good 
Spine lightly curved and creased, white covers lightly soiled and edgeworn, first advert page and some page edges foxed, pages pale tan but not brittle; interior pages clean, none loose. ; This second volume of "The Avenue" saga, set in London, follows Jim Carver and his neighbors during World War Two.; 1940-1947 Vol II of The Avenue; This author recommended by Lori B. of the DES email discussion group. Front cover matches sample image. 
Price: 6.95 USD
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67 1424 Delderfield, R. F. Theirs Was the Kingdom
Hardcover Simon & Schuster: New York; 1971; Book Club Edition Very Good in Very Good- dust wrapper  
785 pages; Previous owner name on decorated free endpaper, spine head and tail bumped, corners worn; dust wrapper edgeworn, several chips and tears. ; Second volume of the Swann trilogy. ; This author recommended by Geraldine H. of the DES email discussion list.  
Price: 10.00 USD
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68 2351 DELDERFIELD, R.F. Give Us This Day
Softcover; Mass Market PB Pocket Books: New York; c1973,1975; Reprint Very Good+  
717 pages; Covers lightly edgeworn, spine faintly creased; interior pages clean and bright.; Published after the author's death in 1972, this is the final volume of the Swann trilogy.  
Price: 4.75 USD
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Knight in Shining Armor, A, DEVERAUX, Jude
69 7337 DEVERAUX, Jude Knight in Shining Armor, A
Hardcover; Book Club Edition Pocket Books: New York; 1989; Book Club Edition 310 pages Very Good in Very Good dust wrapper 
Spine ends bumped, bottom board edge has tiny worn spot revealing board, previous owner note Doubleday Book Club and price in ink on rear pastedown. A few pages of deckled fore-edge indented, interior pages clean and bright, no binding problems. Edgeworn dust wrapper faintly soiled on peach spine and rear panel with a short closed tear at front panel spine head.; The author's favourite book, this is a wonderful read involving time travel to 16th century England. The main character is a bit annoying for the first 15 pages, but keep reading, it's worth it! Dougless Montgomery is an American with a knack for choosing the wrong men to get involved with. Her fiance, her latest wrong choice, abandons her in a church in England. A rather oddly dressed man (in armor?) suddenly appears and the adventure begins. Highly recommended.; Image is actual copy on offer. 
Price: 12.75 USD
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70 6513 DICKENS, Monica Enchantment [Large Print]
Hardcover; Ex-Library Chivers Press: Bath; c1989,1990; Large Print Edition 203 pages Very Good in Very Good dust wrapper 
An ex-library copy with the expected stamps, markings, and pocket. Skinned areas on both pastedowns and tape shadows on boards where dust wrapper was once attached to book. Dust wrapper very lightly creased and edgeworn, a piece of tape at spine foot but no library label. ; Tim, a seller of fabric by day, sits alone at night and plays fantasy games that transport him to other worlds. 'What begins as harmless escapism, however, gradually takes over his life, until he is in danger of losing his grip and sliding full-time into fantasy.' 
Price: 8.50 USD
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71 137 DICKENS, Monica Portobello Road [Joy and Josephine]
Hardcover Michael Joseph: Toronto; 1948; First Canadian Edition 8vo ; 400 pages Very Good in Very Good dust wrapper 
Spine ends and corners bumped, 1/4" tear at spine head. Page edges slightly dusty; interior pages clean, no binding problems. Unclipped dust wrapper has some edgewear, chips at spine ends and a 2" tear bottom front spine. ; Published in the UK as "Joy and Josephine". During WWII two young babies, one a foundling and one an aristocrat sent for a short stay, arrive at an orphanage. After an accident, one of the babies is adopted by a family that owns a shop on Portobello Road. Which of the babies was it? An engrossing tale that looks at 'nature vs. nurture'. ; Recommended by Clare G. of the DES and DoveGrey email discussion groups. 
Price: 24.00 USD
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Day of Small Things, The, DOUGLAS, O. [Anna Buchan]
72 7151 DOUGLAS, O. [Anna Buchan] Day of Small Things, The
Softcover; Trade PB Greyladies: Edinburgh; c1930, 2012; 8vo 8" - 9" tall; 338 pages New 
The author was the sister of John Buchan. This is the sequel to 'The Proper Place' but can be read on its own. It is the tale of daily life in the small coast town of Fife, featuring Lady Jane and her daughter Nicole.

“To you and to me this is the day of small things – Who said that? Someone in the Bible, wasn’t it? And the small things keep you going wonderfully: the kindness of friends; the fact of being needed; nice meals; books; interesting plays; the funny people in the world; the sea and the space and the wind – not very small, are they, after all?”
Old friends and new in the Borders and Fife: Nicole and her mother, Lady Jane Rutherfurd; Mrs. Heggie; Mrs. Jackson; and Barbara Burt, now Mrs. Andrew Jackson, of Rutherfurd. This edition now out of print.
; A new copy.; Recommended by Geraldine H., Susan D., and Lulu D. of the DES email discussion group. 'Her novels are all on similar themes - domestic stories about family & relationships with a lot of humour & always some gentle romance. ...Her books are comforting but not saccharine, always alive to the realities of life.'- Lyn B. author of the 'I Prefer Reading' blog and member of the DoveGrey and DE Stevenson email discussion groups. 
Price: 22.50 USD

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Pink Sugar, DOUGLAS, O. [Anna Buchan]
73 7149 DOUGLAS, O. [Anna Buchan] Pink Sugar
Softcover; Trade PB Greyladies: Edinburgh; c1924, 2014; 8vo 8" - 9" tall; 339 pages New 
A lovely new book. This edition includes a Foreword by Lady Stewartby, the author's great-niece and Bad Bill's daughter, and an introduction to the Peeblesshire locations where Anna Buchan was so very much at home.; Kirsty Gilmour, 'an unattached spinster' settles into a country cottage in Tweedside and along with three children who come to stay discover that summer and autumn are all too short.' Pink sugar' is all the little pleasures that add to their way of life alongside the River Tweed. This edition now out of print.; Kirsty Gilmour ("I'm 30 but you shouldn't make me say it out loud,") makes a home for herself in the Scottish Borders and takes under her wing a gentle old aunt and three motherless children; Barbara, Specky and Bad Bill. Originally written in the 1920s,'Pink Sugar' is full of perfectly drawn characters with old-fashioned values from a vanished world; a world of kindness and good manners, of generosity and self-restraint, and yet a world where poverty, illness and bereavement are just below the surface. In this society of women with peripheral men, social life centres round afternoon tea - we could be in Cranford-on-Tweed.

This title very nicely reviewed and recommended by Lyn B., author of the 'I Prefer Reading' blog and member of the DE Stevenson email discussion group. 
Price: 22.50 USD

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74 1114 Drabble, Margaret Ice Age
Hardcover Knopf: New York; 1977; Second Printing Very Good in Very Good dust wrapper  
8vo; 295 pages; Bottom corners bumped, one to boards; top edge sunned, binding good and tight. Dust wrapper, not price cut, browned at top edge, one closed tear at back. ; Second printing before publication, October 1977.  
Price: 14.00 USD
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Sea Lady, The, DRABBLE, Margaret
75 6424 DRABBLE, Margaret Sea Lady, The
Hardcover; Ex-Library Harcourt, Inc.: Orlando, FL; 2007; First US Edition 345 pages Very Good in Very Good+ dust wrapper 
Ex-library book with usual stamps and markings, otherwise clean and bright. Spine ends lightly bumped. Unclipped dust wrapper has faint edgewear; no library markings. A very nice copy. ; 'This is the story of Humphrey Clark and Ailsa Kelman, who spent a summer together as children in Ornemouth, a town by the gray North Sea. As they journey back to Ornemouth to receive honorary degrees from a new university there, Humphrey on the train, Ailsa flying, they take stock of their lives over the past thirty years, their careers, and their shared personal entanglements. Humphrey is a successful marine biologist, happiest under water, but now retired; Ailsa, scholar and feminist, is celebrated for her pioneering studies of gender and for her gift for lucid and dramatic exposition. The memories of their lives unfold as Margaret Drabble exquisitely details the social life in England in the second half of the last century.' 
Price: 8.75 USD
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