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This catalogue features both novels and nonfiction works set during, or concerned with, the second world war. All books are subject to prior sale.

We attempt to describe all flaws. We want you to be pleasantly surprised instead of disappointed when your books arrive.

Digital photograph of any book sent via email upon request. All dust wrappers are in protective mylar covers.


A few of our most recent additions. See all new arrivals here.
Operation Heartbreak, COOPER, Duff
Operation Heartbreak
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Northbridge Rectory, THIRKELL, Angela
Northbridge Rectory
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Testament of Experience : an Autobiographical Story of the Years 1925-1950, BRITTAIN, Vera
Testament of Experience : an Autobiographical Story of the Years 1925-1950
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Flying Start : A Fighter Pilot's War Years, DUNDAS, Hugh
Flying Start : A Fighter Pilot's War Years
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Northbridge Rectory, THIRKELL, Angela
51 7248 THIRKELL, Angela Northbridge Rectory
Softcover; Mass Market PB Carroll & Graf: New York; c1941, 1991; Reprint 318 pages Very Good 
The inhabitants of Barsetshire come to terms with the privations, dangers, and annoyances of World War II, with humour and courage.; Spine creases, light edgewear. Page edges and inside covers pale brown (seen before in this edition); interior pages clean, none loose. A nice copy.; "My favourite Thirkell novel."- Recommended by Tom J. member of the ATS and AT and DES email discussion groups. Image is actual copy on offer. 
Price: 12.50 USD
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52 4152 WAUGH, Evelyn Put Out More Flags
Hardcover; Book Club Edition Little, Brown & Company: Boston; c1942,1977; Very Good in Very Good dust wrapper  
286 pages; Spine ends bumped and just beginning to fray at spine head, black cloth binding and pages clean, a bit of residue on front endpaper from old price sticker. Pages pale yellow, one page creased. Dust wrapper is lightly edgeworn and has a sunned spine.; The author's satirical eye turns to "smart" England, the Bohemian crowd, and Colonel Blimp as World War II begins.  
Price: 9.75 USD
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53 5615 WESTALL, Robert Kingdom by the Sea, The
Softcover; Mass Market PB Mammoth: London; c1990,1999; Very Good  
176 pages; A nice copy. Light cover creases and edgewear, no spine creases, pages clean and bright.; A young boy loses his home and his family during the Blitz. He can't bear to be given to Cousin Elsie, who'd make such a fuss- so he goes away, where nobody knows him. He is alone on his journey except for a dog he meets on the beach. Winner of the "Guardian Children's Fiction Award. Recommended.  
Price: 8.50 USD
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