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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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76 1415 Bradley, Marion Zimmer Lady of Avalon
Hardcover Viking: New York; 1997; First US Edition Near Fine in Very Good+ dust wrapper  
460 pages; Book looks unread, no remainder mark ; dust wrapper, not price cut, slightly rubbed and edgeworn. ; This novel is the link between the author's The Forest House and the wonderful Mists of Avalon. 'This novel spans the creation of Avalon itself and foreshadows the birth of the legendary King Arthur. Here, we meet three remarkable holy women who steer the fortunes of Roman Britain as they struggle with their own destinies. Caillean retreats to the island of Avalon with a small band of priestesses. There she establishes a sisterhood to serve the Great Goddess, raises the heir to the mystic royal line, and veils Avalon from a hostile world in its everlasting mists. The astute Dierna guides Avalon through treacherous political waters by marrying a young priestess to a Roman general ... only to discover that love - especially her own - cannot be so easily controlled. Ana gives birth to a baby girl who will be the mother of the great King to come. But it is her beautiful and feisty oldest daughter, Viviane, who is destined for true greatness - as the famed Lady of the Lake and guardian of the Grail.'  
Price: 17.75 USD
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77 1014 Bradshaw, Gillian Kingdom of Summer
Hardcover Simon And Schuster: New York; 1981; Book Club Edition Good+ in Very Good dust wrapper  
242 pages; Publisher's flaw at front free endpaper (glue marks and gaps) yet there are no binding problems. Spine head and especially tail, bumped. Dust wrapper lightly rubbed and edgeworn.; Author's second novel, the second in her Arthurian trilogy.  
Price: 7.50 USD
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A Fine Romance: Falling in Love with the English Countryside, BRANCH, Susan
78 7377 BRANCH, Susan A Fine Romance: Falling in Love with the English Countryside
Hardcover Spring Street Publishing: MA; 2013; First Edition; First Printing 260 pages Color Illustrations: Near Fine in Near Fine dust wrapper 
A lovely copy of a delightful book with an attached red ribbon page marker. Spine ends faintly bumped, one corner very lightly bumped. Unclipped dustwrapper faintly edgeworn.; The author presents a lovingly written (using a font made from her own printing) and illustrated account of her two months exploring the English countryside with the love of her life. "The first time I met my darling Joe we discovered we both had the same dream -- of taking a voyage to England on an ocean liner. To celebrate our 25th anniversary, we did just that, crossing the Atlantic on the Queen Mary II and spending two months wandering the English countryside. I kept a diary of the journey, and when we returned home to Martha's Vineyard, I put it all together in this hand-written book.

A fine Romance begins with the story of how Joe and I found each other and fell in love. Then we're off -- on a quest for serendipity and discovery. Join us as we walk ancient footpaths over hill & dale, along winding hedgerows to castles, cottages, romantic gardens, tearooms, antique stores and pubs. We'll take you through historic homes such as Jane Austen's house and Beatrix Potter's Hill Top Farm; from Kent to the Yorkshire Dales to the Cotswolds and more. You'll find recipes, maps, and travel tips."; " Each page is a piece of art -- filled with paintings, pictures, and her handwritten and unique thoughts about everything from pubs to Beatrix Potters Hill Top Farm. It is both whimsical and a visual tour de force of art and words." HIghly recommended. Published @ $26.95 
Price: 19.95 USD

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79 1700 Brandon, Henry The Retreat of American Power : the Inside Story of How Nixon and Kissinger Changed American Foreign Policy for Years to Come
Hardcover Doubleday & Company: Garden City, N. Y.; 1973; First US Edition 368 pages Very Good in Very Good- dust wrapper 
Blue cloth boards have lightly faded edges and are lightly rubbed. Binding good and tight, pages clean and bright. White dust wrapper, unclipped, is lightly soiled and edgeworn with several short closed tears. ; A generally approving look at how Kissinger and Nixon changed US foreign policy and how it affected the world. 
Price: 9.00 USD
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80 581 Breathnach, Sarah Ban Simple Abundance : A Daybook of Comfort and Joy
Hardcover Warner Books: New York; 1995; Fourteenth Printing 8vo Near Fine 
No dust wrapper as issued.; 366 daily essays for meditation and reflection.  
Price: 5.00 USD
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81 894 BRENNAN, Christine Edge of Glory : The Inside Story of the Quest for Figure Skating's Olympic Gold Medals
Hardcover Scribner & Company: New York; 1998; First US Edition Very Good+ in Very Good+ dust wrapper  
B&W Photographs; 416 pages; Spine ends bumped, light soiling on white edges of binding. Dust wrapper, not price clipped, is faintly edgeworn, mostly at spine ends. A very nice copy.; 'Beginning with the 1997 U.S. Championships in Nashville, Brennan chronicles the ambitions, achievements, frustrations, and personal hurdles for the American skaters in a pivotal year that culminated with the Olympics. The year's drama is palpable, including highlights such as the competition between the two top-rated women, Michelle Kwan and Tara Lipinski, along with the ever-increasing athleticism of the men. Along the way Brennan makes detours to check up on recent favorites from the past such as Tonya Harding, Nancy Kerrigan, Oksana Baiul, Brian Boitano, and Scott Hamilton. ' The 1998 Olympic results are included. ; Originally published at $25.00.  
Price: 9.50 USD
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82 2096 BRENT, Madeleine Golden Urchin
Softcover; Mass Market PB Fawcett Crest: New York; c1986,1988; First Paperback Edition Very Good+  
375 pages; Light edge and cover wear, no spine creases, a very nice copy.; A novel of romance and adventure set in Victorian Australia and England. Brent wrote nine novels and is the pseudonym for Peter O'Donnell, the author of the Modesty Blaise books.  
Price: 5.50 USD
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83 4746 BRENT, Madeleine [Peter O'Donnell] Golden Urchin
Hardcover; Book Club Edition Doubleday & Company: Garden City; 1986; Very Good in Very Good+ dust wrapper  
278 pages; Spine ends bumped and lightly worn revealing boards, one corner bumped;binding in excellent condition, covers and pages clean and bright. Dust wrapper very lightly edgeworn with a single tiny closed tear. A nice copy.; A novel of romance and adventure set in Victorian Australia and England. Brent wrote nine novels and is the pseudonym for Peter O'Donnell, the author of the Modesty Blaise books.; This author's books recommended by several members of the DES email discussion group.  
Price: 10.00 USD
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84 5462 BRENT, Madeleine [Peter O'Donnell] Merlin's Keep
Hardcover; Book Club Edition Doubleday & Company: Garden City; 1977; Very Good- in Very Good dust wrapper  
346 pages; Spine ends and corners bumped and worn revealing boards, previous owner name and dates on front free endpaper. No binding problems, pages clean and bright. Dust wrapper a bit edgeworn with a few short closed tears. ; A romantic suspense novel set in Tibet and England. From the dw: "The distance between a Tibetan monastery and Merlin's Keep, in the English countryside, was a long one and to Jani, reared in Tibet, nearly incomprehensible. Nor could she graps the full meaning of the high Lama's words to her that wintry day:' I see the woman in red who will be your friend, and through her will come the one to fear, who will be your enemy, the Silver Man....' " Brent is the pseudonym for Peter O'Donnell, the author of the Modesty Blaise books.  
Price: 9.75 USD
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85 4470 BRENT, Madeleine [Peter O'Donnell] Stormswift
Hardcover; Book Club Edition Doubleday & Company: Garden City; 1984; Very Good+ in Very Good dust wrapper  
282 pages; Spine ends and one corner lightly bumped, top page edges dusty. A very nice copy. Dust wrapper has light edgewear and rubbing and two tiny closed tears.; A young girl in 19th century Afghanistan discovers that she is really English. Lalla of Shul must trust an enigmatic stranger to help her get back to her rightful home. Brent is the pseudonym for Peter O'Donnell, the author of the Modesty Blaise books.  
Price: 10.50 USD
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86 5660 BRENT, Madeleine [Peter O'Donnell] Tregaron's Daughter
Hardcover; Book Club Edition Doubleday & Company: Garden City; 1971; Very Good- in Very Good- dust wrapper  
251 pages; Spine ends and corners bumped, board edges a bit worn, page edges yellowed (flaws often found with this edition), previous owner name and date on front free endpaper; no binding problems, cover and interior pages clean. Lightly soiled dust wrapper is a bit rubbed and slightly edgeworn. ; A novel of romance and adventure set in Venice and England in 1910. Author's first novel as Madeleine Brent; some say it is his best (it is our favourite). Brent is the pseudonym for Peter O'Donnell, the author of the Modesty Blaise books.; Recommended by several members of the DES email discussion list.  
Price: 12.50 USD
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Go To It! Working for Victory on the Home Front 1939 -1945, BRIGGS, Asa
87 6461 BRIGGS, Asa Go To It! Working for Victory on the Home Front 1939 -1945
Hardcover Mitchell Beazley: London; 2000; 4to 11" - 13" tall; 128 pages Near Fine in Very Good+ dust wrapper 
A new book with a faintly edgeworn dust wrapper.; Published in association with the Imperial War Museum using many previously unseen photographs and other archive material. This 'is the story of the everyday heroes and heroines who, through their determination and commitment, and despite many sacrifices, made victory in Europe possible. Starting with the recruitment and enrollment of these 'civilian soldiers', it looks at the areas in which their efforts were invaluable: in the factories and on the production lines, in the fields, in the coal mines, and in the dockyards. Special attention is paid to the huge role played by women, the young and old, and those who came from other countries and continents to offer their help. Also considered are the steps that were taken to keep up morale, and the book ends with a look at the changes that accompanied the end of the war.' Recommended.; Published @ 16.99. 
Price: 14.50 USD
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88 378 Briscoe, Connie Big Girls Don't Cry
Softcover; Trade PB Harper Collins: NY; 1996; Very Good+  
565 pages; Advance Uncorrected proof in pictorial wraps. Some printing very faint.  
Price: 10.00 USD
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89 247 Briskin, Jacqueline Other Side Of Love
Hardcover Delacorte: NY; 1991; First US Edition 8vo ; 566 pages Very Good+ in Very Good dust wrapper 
Dw has raised lettering, laminate around lettering is bubbling 
Price: 8.00 USD
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90 6491 BRISTOW, Gwen Calico Palace
Hardcover; Book Club Edition Thomas Y. Crowell: NY; 1970; 589 pages Very Good- in Good+ dust wrapper 
Spine ends and corners lightly bumped and worn (not to boards). Previous owner intials on front free endpaper, page edges yellowed, top edge dampstained; interior pages clean, no binding problems. Dust wrapper edgeworn and quite rubbed.; 'In just three years, San Francisco would grow from a muddy village to a rich, brawling city. Calico Palace is the story of those who found love and joy, fury and fortunes in the frenzied days of the Gold Rush.'; This author recommended by Kerry J. , Susan F., and Ellen of the DES email discussion list. 
Price: 13.75 USD
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