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201 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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202 3302 DRUETT, Joan Hen Frigates : Wives of Merchant Captains Under Sail
Hardcover Simon & Schuster: NY; 1998; First US Edition Very Good+ in Very Good+ dust wrapper  
274 pages; Book looks unread; black remainder mark on bottom edge, spine tail very lightly bumped. Dust wrapper, not price clipped, is faintly edgeworn and rubbed. A very nice copy. ; 'The author has used journal entries and passages of letters penned by the intrepid 19th century women who ran households aboard the "hen frigates," (any ship with the captain's wife on board). Druett paints a vivid portrait of the unique challenges faced by seafaring females. Organizing the first-person material into individual chapters dealing with such diverse and intriguing topics as sex at sea, children at sea, ship kitchens, medical matters, and hazards of the sea, the author steps back and allows the women to eloquently and poignantly communicate how they managed to perform their daily tasks, raise their children, and provide their families with structure and a semblance of normalcy while coping with cramped quarters, lusty sailors, unpredictable weather conditions, and a variety of natural and man-made disasters.' An interesting read. ; Published @ $25.00.  
Price: 13.75 USD
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203 7364 DUNCAN, Jane My Friend Rose
Hardcover; Ex-Library Macmillan: London; 1964; First British Edition 250 pages Good in Good+ dust wrapper 
Ex-library book with usual stamps and markings. Red boards have large skinned areas where library taped dust wrapper to book and then removed, tape residue from multiple attachements, spine ends and corners lightly bumped, bottom edge wearing revealing inner boards, front board beginning to flare (seen before in this edition). Front free endpaper removed, page edges lightly soiled; interior pages clean. Price clipped dust wrapper (design by Virginia Smith) edgeworn and chipped with a large skinned area on back panel. Library label on spine. A reading copy. ;

Janet is 25 when she first meets Rose. She is the stepmother of Dee, the young girl Janet cares for as governess for two years.; Image is actual copy on offer. 
Price: 18.50 USD

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204 7138 DUNDAS, Hugh Flying Start : A Fighter Pilot's War Years
Hardcover St Martin's Press: NY; 1989; Book Club Edition 180 pages B&W Photographs: Very Good in Very Good dust wrapper 
Spine ends bumped, pages pale tan; no binding problems, pages clean. White dust wrapper flaps pale tan, dw edgeworn and lightly creased. ; A moving and powerful autobiography of Group Captain Sir Hugh Dundas CBE, DSO, DFC, one of the most distinguished fighter pilots of World War II. 'He writes of his wartime experiences with eloquence and candor, and particularly of his period as Squadron Leader and Wing Commander and his involvement in the Battle of Britain.'; ' Mr. Dundas is very modest in discussing his own accomplishments, and does not go into detail on his own air victories. Rather, he concentrates on the evolution of the RAF and its campaigns, and on personal insights. The reader gets a very good sense of life as a pilot, and sees how one young man matures over the course of the war. Mr. Dundas also discusses his personal relationships with other famous fliers, such as Douglas Bader and "Johnnie" Johnson.' Image is actual copy on offer. 
Price: 12.50 USD
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205 5623 DUNNETT, Dorothy Game of Kings, The
Softcover; Trade PB Vintage Books: NY; c1961, 1997; Very Good+  
543 pages; No spine or cover creases, very light edgewear, top page edges browned. ; First volume of the 'Lymond Chronicles' where we meet "Francis Crawford of Lymond, a nobleman of elastic morals and dangerous talents whose tongue is as sharp as his rapier. In 1547 Lymond returns to defend his native Scotland from the English, despite the accusations of treason against him."; Recommended by Kim S. of the ATS, Sharon G. of the DoveGrey email discussion group, Sarah W. of the AT and DoveGrey email discussion groups, Joy W., Karen B., and Karen F. of the DES email discussion groups. Published @$14.00.  
Price: 7.75 USD
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206 5971 DUNNETT, Dorothy Disorderly Knights, The
Softcover; Mass Market PB Popular Library: NY; 1966; Very Good  
575 pages; No spine creases, light edgewear and cover creases, pages light brown, a few spots on coloured page edges. A nice copy.; The third volume of the 'Lymond Chronicles' set in 16th century Scotland and France. ; Recommended by Kim S. of the ATS, Sharon G. of the DoveGrey email discussion group, Sarah W. of the AT, DES, and DoveGrey email discussion groups, Joy W., Karen B., and Karen F. of the DES email discussion groups.  
Price: 6.50 USD
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207 4406 DUNNING, John Booked to Die
Softcover; Mass Market PB Avon Books: NY; c1992,1993; Reprint; Eleventh Printing Very Good  
321 pages; A faint spine crease, one short cover creases, light edgewear. A nice copy.; The first mystery featuring Cliff Janeway, the bookselling detective. 'Denver homicide detective Cliff Janeway may not always play by the book, but he's an avid collector of rare and first editions. After a local bookscout is killed on his turf, Janeway would like nothing better than to rearrange the suspect's spine. But the suspect, sleazeball Jackie Newton, is a master at eluding murder convictions. Unfortunately for Janeway, his swift form of off-duty justice costs him his badge.

Turning to his lifelong passion, Janeway opens a bookshop — all the while searching for evidence to put Newton away. But when prized volumes in a highly sought-after collection begin to appear, so do dead bodies. Now Janeway's life is about to change in profound and shocking ways as he attempts to find out who's dealing death along with vintage Chandlers and Twains.' Recommended.  
Price: 5.25 USD

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208 5152 DURRELL, Gerald Zoo in my Luggage, A
Softcover; Mass Market PB Penguin: Harmondsworth, England; c1960,1975; Illustrated by Ralph Thompson: Very Good  
B&W Illustrations; 191 pages; White covers yellowed and faintly soiled, light edgewear, no spine and cover creases, small circular sticker covering original price on back cover. Clean pages light yellow, page edges a bit darker, none loose or brittle. ; Another wonderful memoir, this time of the birth of the author's private zoo on Jersey. After acquiring Cholmondeley the chimpanzee, Bug-eye, the bush baby, and other founder-members, in the Cameroons, they arrive home and discover they must now find a place to put them. ; This author recommended by Holly H. of the ATS and the AT and DES email discussion lists.  
Price: 5.00 USD
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209 954 DURRELL, Gerald Two In The Bush
Softcover; Mass Market PB Fontana: London; c1966,1973; Illustrated by B. L. Driscoll: Very Good-  
B&W Illustrations; 220 pages; Spine sunned and creased, pages lightly age browned but not brittle, light edgewear; no loose pages. ; Durrell and his wife go to Australia, New Zealand, and Malaya to film a series of television films for the BBC and to see the wildlife conservation efforts in these countries. Written in the humorous and engrossing style that his admirers have come to expect. '  
Price: 5.50 USD
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210 3131 DURRELL, Gerald Stationary Ark, The
Softcover; Mass Market PB Fontana: London; c1976,1977; First Paperback Edition Very Good  
B&W Photographs; 157 pages; Light spine creases, white covers have a few ink marks and are lightly edgeworn, pages beginning to age brown but are not brittle. Previous bookstore stamp on front advert page. ; The story of how Durrell was finally able to realize a dream and establish the Wildlife Preservation Trust in Jersey. His zoo would be different from all others, it would certainly be a place of entertainment, but it would be a research laboratory, an educational establishment, and a conservation unit as well. As always, written in his funny, enthusiastic, and compassionate style.  
Price: 6.25 USD
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211 6481 DURRELL, Gerald Fillets of Plaice
Softcover; Trade PB David R. Godine: Boston; c1971,2008; 216 pages New 
A new book with faintest edgewear from shipping.; 'In this sampler of escapades from this beloved writer's adventurous and hilarious life', from his childhood on Corfu to his animal collecting days,' Durrell the humourist vies with Durrell the naturalist.' Recommended. 
Price: 15.95 USD
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212 6168 DURRELL, Gerald Whispering Land, The
Softcover; Trade PB Penguin: NY; c1961, 2006; 235 pages Illustrated by Ralph Thompson; B&W Illustrations: Very Good+ 
No spine or cover creases, very light edgewear. A very nice copy indeed.; Another of Durrell's delightful memoirs; this is the sequel to "A Zoo in My Luggage". This time he is in Patagonia to film penguins as well as to collect animals for his nature preserve in England from Jujuy, a tropical region of Argentina. Durrell wrote in an amusing and engaging style and this book is no exception.; "Through windswept Patagonian shores and tropical forests in Argentina, from ocelots to penguins, fur seals to parrots, Durrell captures the landscape and its inhabitants with his signature charm and humor." Published @ $14.00. 
Price: 9.25 USD
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213 7064 DURRELL, Lawrence Justine
Hardcover Folio Society: London; c1957, 2008; 203 pages Sepia-tone Photographs: Very Good 
A lovely copy downgraded by a publishing flaw which caused the bottom portion only of one signature (section of pages) to be unbound, faintly rubbed corners. No slip case.; The first volume of the "Alexandria Quartet", four interlocking novels set in the Egyptian city of Alexandria during the 1930s and 40s. This edition uses the 1962 revised text and includes Durrell's 1962 preface as well as an introduction by Peter Porter. Basis for the 1969 film by George Cukor.; 'This is the best work of fiction I have read in some years."-Gerald Sykes,1957 NY Times..."The scene is dusty, modern Alexandria, and the milieu one that mixes exceptional sophistication with exceptional sordidness. The time is not stated, but it may be the Nineteen Thirties. The narrator is a penniless young Irish school teacher who gives a lecture on poetry and is about to go home to his mistress, a sad Greek dancing girl named Melissa, when he is sought out by the book's heroine, Justine, a beautiful Jewess married to Nessim, a sensitive Coptic millionaire." Image is actual copy on offer. 
Price: 18.00 USD
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214 5842 EAGER, Edward Seven Day Magic
Softcover; Trade PB Harcourt Brace Jovanovich: San Diego; c1962, 1986; Reprint Illustrated by N.M. Bodecker: Very Good  
B&W Illustrations; 156 pages; Faint cover creases and edgewear, no spine creases, remainder mark on bottom edge, page edges lightly yellowed. A nice copy.; This magical adventure for the five children (Barnaby, John, Susan, Abbie, and Fredrika) begins when Susan checks out an old and battered library book that the librarian, after giving Susan a mysterious look, tells her must be returned in 7 days. Need we tell you the book is magic? Highly recommended.; "One of my top two favourite books by this author."- Jerri C. of the ATS, AT and DES email discussion groups.  
Price: 5.25 USD
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215 6786 EAGLE, Dorothy & Hilary Carnell Oxford Literary Guide to the British Isles
Hardcover Oxford University Press: Oxford; 1977; 13 maps and 413 pages Very Good in Very Good+ dust wrapper 
Lovely navy blue cloth covered boards with gilt on spine. Spine ends faintly bumped, previous owner name and date on front pastedown. Pages light brown, edges darker; interior pages clean. Unclipped dust wrapper has $ on price indicating a probable export edition, very light edgewear. ; This is a comprehensive guide to the literary associations of Great Britain and Ireland. 'Entries range from Abbotsford, the home of Sir Walter Scott, to Zennor, the Cornish village where D. H. Lawrence and his wife lived in 1916-17. In between come entries on cities, towns, villages, houses, castles, schools, inns, and districts connected with the lives and works of over 900 writers from Bede to Tolkien.' A fascinating reference for planning a trip or for the armchair traveller.; Front cover matches sample image. 
Price: 17.75 USD
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216 5590 EDEL, Leon Bloomsbury : A House of Lions
Softcover; Mass Market PB Avon Books: NY; c1979, 1980; Very Good-  
333 pages; Spine creases, very light edgewear, pages age browned but not brittle; pages clean, none loose.; The author, winner of the Pulitzer Prize for his biography of Henry James, 'brings together nine extraordinary persons' ( Virginia Woolf, Duncan Grant, Maynard Keynes, Roger Fry, Vanessa Bell, Clive Bell, Desmond MacCarthy, Lytton Strachey, and Leonard Woolf) 'into a tapestry. He makes each of them vivid, yet shows their interconnections and their power as a group that transformed our picture of English culture."; "A very great pleasure to read."--Malcolm Cowley.  
Price: 6.75 USD
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217 7213 EDEN, Emily Semi-Detached House, The
Hardcover Houghton Mifflin: Boston; c,1859, 1948; First Edition Thus 216 pages Illustrated by Susanne Suba; B&W Illustrations: Good+ in Good dust wrapper 
When young Lord Chester has to go on a special diplomatic mission to Berlin he decides to move his pretty young bride of six months to the London suburb of Dullham. How will Blanche (in an interesting state of health) learn to love her "semi-detachment" (the occupants of the other half of her villa)?

This edition has wonderful illustrations by Susanne Suba. The Honorable Emily Eden (1797-1869), a 19th century aristocrat, "satirised the social world she knew, loved and laughed at. A true, if minor successor to Jane Austen, like her she is concerned with love and marriage, money and manners. But Emily Eden has a distinct voice and it is the charm and humour-both above and below stairs- and sharp social comment which so magically entertain..."; Decorated cloth binding beginning to fray at spine tail, corners and spine ends lightly bumped, top edge lightly soiled. Pastedowns, endpapers, and yellowed page edges lightly foxed; a few page margins soiled, not on text. Unclipped dust wrapper, with sunned spine, age browned and edgeworn with several chips and tears. A few tears repaired with tape on reverse by previous owner. Three inch portion of front panel bottom corner missing. ; The Desperate Reader reviewed and recommended this title on her blog. Also reviewed and given three stars on "The Fig and Thistle" blog. Image is actual copy on offer. 
Price: 15.75 USD

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218 299 EDWARDS, Anne A Remarkable Woman : A Biography of Katherine Hepburn
Hardcover William Morrow: NY; 1985; First US Edition 512 pages B&W Photographs: Very Good in Very Good dust wrapper 
Previous owner name on front free endpaper, spine ends bumped, front board faintly flared. Dust wrapper, unclipped, is lightly edgeworn and rubbed. White flap edges a bit yellowed. ; An early biography of the wonderful actress. Interesting to contrast with the new biography published in 2003 after Miss Hepburn's death. 
Price: 8.00 USD
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219 275 Elborn, Geoffrey Edith Sitwell, A Biography
Hardcover Doubleday: NY; 1981; First US Edition Very Good+ in Good+ dust wrapper  
322 pages; Book is in lovely condition. Dust wrapper is edgeworn and rubbed, top edge chipped.  
Price: 8.50 USD
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220 7194 ELDER, Josephine [Dr. Olive Potter] Encircled Heart, The
Softcover; Trade PB Greyladies: Edinburgh; c1951, 2012; 320 pages As New 
A lovely new book.; Marion Blake is a young doctor with a growing practice living with her pathologist friend, Philippa. She is totally and happily absorbed in her work – of which we are given fascinating descriptions – until she meets and marries Paul Shepherd, a university lecturer and aspiring playwright. Inevitably conflicts arise when Paul, an indulged only son with his little boy smile, wants “to love you and work for you and have you for myself alone,” but Marion, calm and competent, steadfastly self-reliant, “can’t give the practice up. It’s my child, I made it!” and ‘Dr. Blake’ has to take precedence over ‘Paul’s wife’.

The introduction includes the text of a talk the author gave to the Women’s Institute on her medical training at Girton and the London Hospital in Whitechapel.; Image is actual copy on offer. 
Price: 21.50 USD

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221 7186 ELDER, Josephine [Margaret Potter, Dr. Olive Potter] Sister Anne Resigns
Softcover; Trade PB Greyladies: Edinburgh; c1931, 2012; 306 pages As New 
A lovely new book.; An enthralling novel of nursing in London's East End in the 1920s and 30s originally published in 1931 under the pseudonym Margaret Potter. (The author's real name was Dr. Olive Potter.) From reluctant Probationer to Staff-Nurse and to Sister, the story of Anne Lee’s career is given vivid authenticity by the author’s own experience as one of the very first women medical students at the London Hospital in Whitechapel.

Written at the peak of Josephine Elder’s writing powers, just after the best of her schoolgirl fiction, "Sister Anne Resigns" allows the author’s main themes of personal integrity and friendship to be developed more fully than girls’ novels allow.; Reviewed by Lynne H. author of the 'dovegreyreader scribbles' blog. This title reviewed and recommended by Scott, owner of the blog "Furrowed Middlebrow". This edition now out of print. Image is actual copy on offer. 
Price: 22.50 USD

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222 7389 ELIOT, Elizabeth [Lady Germaine Elizabeth Olive Eliot] Alice
Softcover; Trade PB Dean Street Press: London; c1949, 2019; First Edition Thus 207 pages New 
A new book received with faint edgewear. One of the Furrowed Middlebrow imprints.; "But the servants! Anything might happen to them. They might go in a train to Woolwich and meet the love of their lives, or be murdered almost for the asking. Not that one wanted to be murdered exactly, but there was frustration in being denied the possibility."

The deliciously dark tale of the strange and woeful young womanhood of Margaret, the narrator of Elizabeth Eliot's debut novel, and her friend Alice, from their final year at boarding-school in the late 1920s until just before World War II.

The girls have adventures at school, are presented at court, and experience the vicissitudes of high society and their eccentric, increasingly impoverished families. Alice marries, unhappily, and involves Margaret in her hardships, until she suddenly decides--with fabulous success--to become an actress. And through it all the young women engage in loopy existential ponderings about their fates, gleefully detailing the radical instability of their world. Anxious characters marooned in a world without safe harbour--a tragic circumstance, but, in Eliot's hands, an absolutely hilarious one. Evoking by turn the morbid humour of Barbara Comyns and the high society sorrows of Rachel Ferguson, Alice is very much its own brilliant confection.; "...one of the funniest, strangest, and most addictive novels I've read in a long time."- Scott, author of the Furrowed Middlebrow blog. Reviews from the original 1950 publication; "Miraculously good . . . delightful and wise and irreproachably understanding"- The Bookman
"A first novel of singular originality . . . so endearing in spirit that it is hard not to feel for it a kind of personal affection" -Daily Telegraph
"I can pay her no higher compliment than to say that the nearest thing to it I know in literature are the deliciously malicious books of Elizabeth and Her German Garden." -The Sphere Cover matches stock image. 
Price: 15.99 USD

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223 7393 ELIOT, Elizabeth [Lady Germaine Elizabeth Olive Eliot] Cecil
Softcover; Trade PB Dean Street Press: London; c1962, 2019; First Edition Thus 194 pages New 
A new book received with faint edgewear. One of the Furrowed Middlebrow imprints. This new edition includes an introduction by social historian Elizabeth Crawford.; Lady Anne's position as the wife of Charles Guthrie gives her a unique (but limited) perspective on the relationship between her husband's stepbrother Cecil and the attractive but dominating Lady Guthrie. As she narrates this, Elizabeth Eliot's brilliant final novel, Anne creates a portrait of a ghoulish woman who ruins her son's life as thoroughly as if she set out to do so intentionally. Yet there are no easy answers here, and Anne's speculations and judgments sometimes shed as much light on her own relationships and experiences as they do on Cecil and his mother.

In Eliot's skilled hands, the apparently simple tale of a dysfunctional family becomes an elegant and witty meditation on our inability to ever know the complete truth about those around us.; "She is a humorist of the first order, and in a style of humour that is particularly British" -The Queen "As she has already shown, Elizabeth Eliot is a gifted natural story-teller"-Daily Mail Cover matches stock image. 
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224 7293 Elizabeth [Von Arnim] Elizabeth and Her German Garden
Softcover; Trade PB Virago Modern Classics: London; c1898, 2007; Reprint 207 pages Very Good+ 
Elizabeth's first novel, written in the form of a diary. Author put many elements of her own life in her novels. Born Mary Annette Beauchamp, her books were published anonymously as her first husband, a German Count, did not think writing a suitable occupation for his wife.This title is featured in the wonderful new novel, "The Guernsey Literary and Potato Peel Pie Society". This edition has an introduction by Elizabeth Jane Howard.; Light edgewear and rubbing, no spine creases. Page edges yellowed, as is common with Virago editions.; "Elizabeth's uniquely witty pen records each season in her beloved garden, where she escapes from the stifling routine of indoors: from servants, meals, domestic routine - and the presence of her overbearing husband, the Man of Wrath..." Image is actual copy on offer. 
Price: 11.75 USD
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225 5534 Elizabeth [Von Arnim] Enchanted April, The
Paperback; Trade PB Virago Press: London; c1922,2003; Reprint 361 pages Near Fine 
A new book with faint edgewear.; This edition has an introduction by Terence de Vere White. Basis for the wonderful movie of the same name. Four British women spend a revealing, and perhaps life changing, one month holiday at San Salvatore, a castle in Italy.; 'Four very different women respond to a discreet advertisement in the newspaper to stay at a mediaeval castle on the Mediterranean. The spirit of that place works remarkable changes on the woman, who quickly realize that there was more to San Salvatore than they expected, and more to each other and themselves than they had ever dreamed.' 
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226 3883 ELLMANN, Richard Oscar Wilde
Softcover; Trade PB Vintage Books: New York; c1984,1988; First Edition Thus Very Good+  
B&W Photographs; 680 pages; No spine creases, a bit of edgewear and rubbing, page edges lightly yellowed with some smudges. ; Extensive and definitive biography of Wilde. Winner of the 1989 Pulitzer Prize.  
Price: 9.50 USD
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227 6052 ERSKINE, Barbara Lady of Hay
Softcover; Trade PB Welcome Rain: NY; c1986, 2000; First Edition Thus Very Good  
600 pages; Curved spine creased, covers lightly edgeworn, page edges lightly soiled, a few pages edges have a spot and a tiny nick on foredge; interior pages clean, none loose.; What happens when a skeptical British journalist decides to debunk hypnosis and past life regression? Upon hypnosis, she discovers another life as Matilda de Braose, a 12th century woman caught in a loveless marriage to a Welsh baron. The men in Matilda's life seem to appear again in Jo's 20th century life. But who is her love, the Earl of Clare, and who is the treacherous King John? This historical novel is one of the author's best books. The de Braose family are documented historical figures. This author's first novel is recommended.  
Price: 9.75 USD
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228 6054 ERSKINE, Barbara Kingdom of Shadows
Softcover; Trade PB Dell: NY; c1988,1989; First Paperback Edition Very Good  
673 pages; Light spine and cover creases, covers a bit edgeworn, page edges pale brown; interior pages clean, none loose. ; Another of this author's intriguing time travel novels. (She also wrote "Lady of Hay".) This book is set in the Scottish Highlands at the castle Duncairn. "Since childhood Claire Royland has been haunted by dreams of Isobel, the Countess of Buchan, mistress of Robert the Bruce. And now she has found a way to enter the past..." Recommended.  
Price: 9.25 USD
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229 6743 ESTES, Eleanor Ginger Pye
Softcover; Trade PB Scholastic: NY; c1951,1991; 306 pages Illustrated by Eleanor Estes; B&W Illustrations: Very Good 
Faint spine and cover creases, a bit of edgewear, pages pale tan, edges a bit darker; pages clean, none loose. ; In this Newbery Award winning tale of the Pye family, Rachel and Jerry work hard to save up enough money to buy a puppy. Once they get Ginger Pye, he becomes 'the most famous pup in Cranbury' (West Haven, CT where the author grew up), 'knows tons of tricks, is as loyal as he is smart, and steals the hearts of everyone he meets...until somebody steals him!' For ages 8 and up.; Front cover matches sample image. 
Price: 4.75 USD
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230 6490 Evans, Sara M. Born for Liberty : a History of Women in America
Softcover; Trade PB Free Press: New York; 1997; Second Edition 408 pages B&W Photographs: Very Good 
Remainder mark bottom edge, faint edgewear, page edges lightly soiled. Not a book club edition, publisher's price of $17.00 on back cover. ; A concise and comprehensive one volume history of American women. This second edition has a new chapter and preface by the author.; 'History of American women--from the indigenous women of the 16th-century wilderness to the dual-role career women and mothers of contemporary times--this book brings American womanhood to center stage, exploring the lives of pioneers and slaves, immigrants and factory workers, executives and homemakers.' 
Price: 7.50 USD
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231 3878 EVERETT, Rupert Hello Darling, Are You Working?
Softcover; Trade PB Avon Books: NY; c1992,1994; Reprint 232 pages Illustrated by Frances Crichton Stuart; B&W Illustrations: Very Good+ 
A nice copy with faint cover creases and light edgewear. Page edges faintly yellowed. ; Fast paced, 'decadently comedic', novel by the actor from "My Best Friend's Wedding" and "An Ideal Husband". 'Any resemblance between his novel and his actual life is undoubtably coincidental. The book is based on a series of thinly disguised lies.' Rhys Waveral is an ex-soap opera star that learns that fame is a fleeting thing. After losing all his money on the stock market and with no new acting jobs in sight he realizes all he has left to sell is himself... 
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232 7392 FAIR, Elizabeth Bramton Wick
Softcover; Trade PB Dean Street Press: London; c1952, 2017; First Edition Thus 198 pages New 
A new book received with faint edgewear. One of the Furrowed Middlebrow imprints. This new edition includes an introduction by social historian Elizabeth Crawford.; In Bramton Wick, the setting of Elizabeth Fair's cheerful debut novel, tensions and resentments--not to mention romance--roil beneath the polite interactions of its charming and eccentric residents.

There's upper crust Lady Masters, taking the good things for granted but thoroughly cowed by her gardener. There's Gillian Cole, a war widow, and her sister Laura, for whom romance may (or may not) be in the offing. There's Miss Selbourne and "Tiger" Garrett, who met driving ambulances during the war (the first one, though Miss Garrett does get them confused). There's Major Worthy, who is quite energetic for an invalid. And there's the three Misses Cleeve, who are "all remarkably like toads" and who have a casual relationship with the truth.; Author biography: "Elizabeth Mary Fair was born in 1908 and brought up in Haigh, a small village in Lancashire, England. There her father was the land agent for Haigh Hall, then occupied by the Earl of Crawford and Balcorres, and there she and her sister were educated by a governess. After her father's death, in 1934, Miss Fair and her mother and sister removed to a small house with a large garden in the New Forest in Hampshire. From 1939 to 1944, she was an ambulance driver in the Civil Defence Corps, serving at Southampton, England; in 1944 she joined the British Red Cross and went overseas as a Welfare Officer, during which time she served in Belgium, India, and Ceylon. Miss Fair's first novel, Bramton Wick, was published in 1952 and received with enthusiastic acclaim as 'perfect light reading with a dash of lemon in it . . .' by Time and Tide. " Cover matches stock image. 
Price: 15.99 USD

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233 7315 FARJEON, Eleanor Glass Slipper, The
Hardcover; Ex-Library Viking Press: NY; c,1955, 1963; Fourth Printing 187 pages Illustrated by Ernest H. Shepard; B&W Illustrations: Very Good 
A decorative library binding with the expected stamps and markings inside and on spine. Glue residue on front free endpaper (pocket removed?) Nice binding, pages clean; book doesn't look like it circulated very much. No dust wrapper. A nice reading copy. ; Originally published in 1955, this 4th printing was issued March 1963. Based on a play written by Eleanor and Herbert Farjeon this witty and humourous retelling of the Cinderella story has wonderful black and white illustrations by Ernest H. Shepard.; Image is actual copy on offer. 
Price: 14.75 USD
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234 1195 Faulks, Sebastian Birdsong
Softcover; Trade PB Vintage Books: New York; (1993) 1997; First Edition Thus Very Good+  
483 pages; Light scoring, one corner bent. ; A compelling novel of love and war featuring a British soldier and a French woman set in World War I.  
Price: 11.00 USD
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235 5643 FAULKS, Sebastian Charlotte Gray
Softcover; Trade PB Vintage Books: NY; c1998, 1999; Very Good  
399 pages; Faint spine crease, slight edgewear and rubbing, page edges pale yellow. A nice, clean copy.; Charlotte Gray is a young Scottish woman that 'becomes caught up in the effort to liberate Occupied France from the Nazis' while searching for her lover, an RAF pilot that has not returned from a mission into France. Basis for the film of the same name starring Cate Blanchett.  
Price: 8.25 USD
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236 6235 FELLOWES, Julian Snobs : A Novel
Softcover; Trade PB St Martin's Press: NY; 2004; 265 pages Very Good+ 
No spine creases, a few very light cover creases and faint edgewear. A very nice copy.; The author of 'Gosford Park' and the creator of 'Downton Abbey' gives us a contemporary comedy of manners set in London and rural England. 
Price: 5.75 USD
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237 4981 FERGUSON, Jo Ann ; Scott, Regina ; Lansdowne, Judith A. Mistletoe Kittens
Softcover; Mass Market PB Zebra Books: NY; 1999; First Paperback Edition Very Good  
256 pages; No spine creases, light edgewear, black remainder mark inside front cover, red marks on final page.; "In these three love stories, the lords and ladies of Regency England find their own true loves - with a little help from some feline friends."  
Price: 4.50 USD
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238 4755 FERRIS, Paul Dylan Thomas
Softcover; Mass Market PB Penguin: Harmondsworth, England; c1977, 1978; Very Good-  
B&W Photographs; 446 pages; Spine and cover creases, light edgewear, pages light yellow, edges darker, remainder mark on bottom edge; pages clean, none loose.; This edition revised from the original. Front panel is a detail from the portrait of Dylan Thomas by Augustus John. The author, the editor of Thomas's collected letters, shares insights into Thomas's childhood and adolescence, his arrival on the London literary scene, his marriage, his wartime career as a film writer, his visits to the United States, and his death. Considered by most to be the definitive biography of Dylan Thomas.  
Price: 7.00 USD
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239 5259 FETZER, Amy J. Irish Princess, The
Softcover; Mass Market PB Kensington Publishing Corp.: NY; 1999; First Edition Near Fine  
475 pages; Book has faint edgewear, remainder mark on inside front cover; looks unread.; A tale of passion between headstrong Siobhan O'Rourke, Princess of Donegal Keep, and her adversary, the English knight Gaelan PenDragon, set during a fiery war in ancient Ireland.  
Price: 5.75 USD
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240 4521 FFORDE, Jasper Eyre Affair, The
Hardcover Viking: NY; 2002; First US Edition; First Printing 374 pages Very Good in Very Good+ dust wrapper 
Spine ends very lightly bumped. Skinned area on front free endpaper where previous owner address label removed, circular embossed name and initials of previous owner on title page and on last page of text. Unclipped dustwrapper very lightly edgeworn. A nice copy.; 'Meet Thursday Next, a woman of action who's "part Bridget Jones, part Nancy Drew, part Dirty Harry," according to The New York Times. She lives in a mid-1980s Britain that is like, but also startlingly unlike, our own: a place where the Crimean War never really ended, dirigibles are the only way to fly, and computers are unknown—but time travel is, as are cloned pets (dodos are currently quite popular), and literature is taken very, very seriously. And thanks to an invention by Thursday's mad-scientist uncle Mycroft, lovers of the written word can literally loose (and lose) themselves in a good book. Thursday is an investigator of the Literary Division of Special Operations Network. Her job—find and stop anyone tinkering with the world's best-loved books. Jasper Fforde's madcap literary adventure series is frequently described as various combinations of Monty Python, Douglas Adams, Umberto Eco, Terry Pratchett, Lewis Carroll, and The Norton Anthology of English Literature.' Highly recommended.; Recommended by Norma H. and Geraldine H. and Susan D. of the DES email discussion group. 
Price: 42.75 USD
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241 5782 FFORDE, Jasper Something Rotten
Hardcover Viking: NY; 2004; First US Edition 385 pages Near Fine in Very Good+ dust wrapper 
A lovely copy. Spine ends faintly bumped. Unclipped dust wrapper very lightly edgeworn. ; 'In this fourth installment of her series, the resourceful literary detective Thursday Next returns to Swindon from the BookWorld accompanied by that dithering prince of Denmark, Hamlet. But returning to her SpecOps office is no snap. As outlaw fictioneer Yorrick Kaine plots for absolute power, Swindon’s 13th-century patron saint returns to foretell doom, and, if that isn’t bad enough, The Merry Wives of Windsor is becoming entangled with Hamlet. Can Thursday find a Shakespeare clone to stop this hostile takeover? Can she vanquish Kaine and prevent the world from plunging into war?' 
Price: 21.00 USD
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242 6258 FFORDE, Jasper Lost in a Good Book : A Thursday Next Novel
Hardcover Viking: NY; 2003; Third Printing 399 pages Very Good+ in Very Good dust wrapper 
Spine ends bumped, corners faintly bumped, a few smudges to page edges. A very nice copy. Unclipped dust wrapper has very light edgewear, light soil to rear panel. ; The second book in this wonderful series. Tuesday Next, as apprentice to Miss Havisham from 'Great Expectations', learns the ropes of Jurisfiction as a Prose Resource Operative inside books. Highly recommended. 
Price: 9.75 USD
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243 5781 FFORDE, Jasper Well of Lost Plots, The
Hardcover Viking: NY; 2004; First US Edition 375 pages Near Fine in Near Fine dust wrapper 
A lovely copy. Faintly bumped spine tail. Unclipped dust wrapper very lightly rubbed on rear panel. ; In this third book of the series, Thursday Next has to 'lie low in the Well of Lost Plots, inserting herself as a minor character in a third-rate mystery through Jurisfiction's Character Exchange Program. What she discovers is that the Well is a veritable linguistic free-for-all, where syntax-chomping grammasites run rampant, plot devices are hawked on the black market, and lousy books (like the one she has taken up residence in) are scrapped for salvage in the Text Sea.' Highly recommended. 
Price: 17.50 USD
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244 4732 FFORDE, Katie Paradise Fields
Softcover; Trade PB Century: London; 2003; First Paperback Edition Very Good+  
357 pages; This UK oversized paperback edition, with rather large text, was published at the same time as the hardback. No spine creases, light cover creases and edgewear. A very nice copy. ; "It's not as if Nel hadn't enough on her plate already: organising a farmer's market in the beautiful Paradise Fields and sorting out a house full of animals are quite enough to keep her busy." Sir Gerald has died and his son, with his glamorous American wife, takes over the estate which includes the meadow. It is soon common knowledge that they have other plans for Paradise Fields. "Nel takes up arms, determined to fight for the meadow and the market she loves. She's pretty sure her friends Sacha and Vivian will be on her side. Her sensible boyfriend Simon, a real estate agent, says he wants to help. And then there's Jake, the infuriating yet attractive stranger who kissed her under the mistletoe."  
Price: 17.50 USD
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245 3156 FFORDE, Katie Life Skills
Hardcover St Martin's Press: NY; 1999; First US Edition Very Good in Very Good+ dust wrapper  
343 pages; Spine ends bumped and lightly worn, a tiny tear to spine head. Pages and covers clean and bright. Dust wrapper, not price clipped, lightly edgeworn.; Another humorous romance by this author. When thirtysomething Julia Fairfax is replaced by a man in the position she worked for years to develop, she decides to leave the company. She also breaks off her engagement to Oscar as she realizes she is more attracted to his dog and charming Queen Anne House than to him. She decides to go against her usual stable, reliable self and act rashly, signing on for the summer as cook/general helper for two hotel barges that cruise the English canals.  
Price: 15.00 USD
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246 5210 FFORDE, Katie Stately Pursuits
Hardcover St Martin's Press: New York; 1997; First US Edition 280 pages Very Good in Very Good+ dust wrapper 
Spine ends bumped, bottom corners faintly bumped, top corner of front endpaper clipped, a few smudges on page edges; interior pages clean and bright. Unclipped dust wrapper is very lightly edgeworn and rubbed. A nice copy.; Hetty, freshly dumped, with no job, agrees to look after her great uncle's long abandoned country mansion. She decides to fix up the estate and make it pay for itself. Recommended. 
Price: 9.75 USD
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247 134 Ffrench, Yvonne Mrs. Gaskell
Hardcover Home & Van Thal: London; 1949; First British Edition Very Good- in Very Good- dust wrapper  
12mo ; 112 pages; Top edge sunned and soiled. Dust wrapper soiled and edgeworn with chips and small tears.; A biography of the author Elizabeth Gaskell; one of the English Novelists Series.  
Price: 15.00 USD
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248 3979 FIELDING, Helen Bridget Jones's Diary
Hardcover Viking: New York; 1998; Reprint 271 pages Very Good- in Very Good dust wrapper 
Spine ends lightly bumped, book is very slightly cocked, small stain on bottom page edges extends to margin on two pages; no remainder mark. Unclipped dust wrapper very lightly rubbed and edgeworn with a faint faded line on top edge of inside flaps.; Humorous account of a year in the life of a thirty-something Singleton. Basis for the film of the same name. This author described as "a staple of the comfort reading genre" by Jenny Colgan in an April 2020 article in "The Guardian". 
Price: 9.25 USD
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249 5627 FINNEY, Patricia Gloriana's Torch
Hardcover St. Martin's Press: NY; 2003; First US Edition Very Good+ in Near Fine dust wrapper  
452 pages; Spine tail bumped, a very nice copy indeed. Unclipped dust wrapper faintly edgeworn.; "It is 1587 and the Spanish are planning to launch their Holy Enterprise of England - to rescue the English from heresy and to kill Elizabeth, their Witch-Queen. This brilliant re-working of the Armada story takes us into the heart of the battle and shows how different England's history could have been had the Spanish landed on its shores. It is a tale of love, courage and ultimately, redemption." ; This adventure story (Ruth Rendell calls Finney the le Carre of the sixteenth century") is rather graphic at times especially when depicting life on board ship as a galley slave. This author recommended by Diana Gabaldon. Published @24.95.  
Price: 8.75 USD
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250 868 FINNEY, Patricia Unicorn's Blood
Hardcover Picador: New York; 1998; First US Edition Very Good+ in Very Good dust wrapper  
372 pages; Spine ends and one corner lightly bumped, faint rubbing to gilt lettering on spine. A very nice copy. Unclipped dust wrapper lightly edgeworn and creased.; This 'literary thriller plunges into the vivid and deadly world of the 16th century: from the torture chambers of the Tower to the elegant artifice of court life; from the bawdy-houses of Southwark to the Queen's own bed. Why are the Jesuits, the Queen's Puritan councillors, and even the Queen herself searching for the mysterious Book of the Unicorn? What ancient scandal threatens Elizabeth Tudor as she fights to avoid executing her cousin, Mary Queen of Scots? And what of the man waking up in the dungeon with no memory of who he is?'; Recommended by Diana Gabaldon.  
Price: 14.00 USD
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251 1653 FIRST, Ruth and Ann Scott Olive Schreiner : a Biography
Paperback; Trade PB Rutgers University Press: New Brunswick, NJ; c1980, 1990; 383 pages Very Good+ 
No spine or cover creases, light edgewear, a few faint smudges to page edges. A very nice copy. ; This edition has a foreword by Nadine Gordimer. Olive Schreiner was admired by, and influenced, Vera Brittain and Winifred Holtby.; 'This fine work illuminates Schreiner's life and major writings through a portrayal of her "conscious struggles for self-definition" as a novelist, feminist and political activist. Born in 1855 to English missionaries working in Africa, hers was a lonely, self-educated childhood. She worked as a governess during the late 1870s, and when she sailed to England for medical training in 1881, had with her the manuscripts of three novels, including The Story of an African Farm, her best known. She was quickly taken up by London's intellectual circles; Havelock Ellis and Eleanor Marx were among her closest friends. On her return to Africa, Schreiner supported the Boer cause and took what she herself called an "almost painfully intense interest" in empire-builder Cecil Rhodes, although she quickly became disillusioned with both. Abhorring treatment of blacks as an "engine of labour," she became an outspoken advocate for black citizenship; and her Women and Labour published in 1911 reflected a lifetime of thought on "the Woman Question" and became a crucial work for early-20th-century feminists. The authors write insightfully of the split sense of self in a woman who made such an impact yet felt her life a failure. South African political activist Ruth First was assassinated in 1982; Ann Scott is a British book editor.' -Publishers Weekly Book matches sample image. 
Price: 9.75 USD
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252 470 Flaubert, Gustave Madame Bovary
Hardcover Random House: NY; 1957; Good  
360 pages; Decorated paper over boards, quarter cloth binding with gilt letters, corners worn to boards, spine bumped. Some soil, binding is good and tight. No dust wrapper.; A new translation by Francis Steegmuller.  
Price: 10.00 USD
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253 6260 FORD, Marjorie Leet Do Try to Speak as We Do : The Diary of an American Au Pair
Hardcover St Martin's Press: NY; 2001; First US Edition 346 pages Near Fine in Very Good+ dust wrapper 
Spine ends lightly bumped. Unclipped dust wrapper faintly edgeworn. A lovely copy.; The author was once an au pair in England. In this novel an American woman cancels her wedding to a 'safe' man and goes to the UK to work as an au pair for an aristocratic member of Parliament. Does she live to regret her decision?; "Hello" of London feels this book has the charm of a latter-day "Love in a Cold Climate". 
Price: 14.50 USD
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254 839 Forster, E. M. Howards End, A Room With A View, Maurice
Softcover; Trade PB Quality Paperback: New York; Book Club Edition Very Good  
968 pages; Some edgewear to extremities. A nice copy.; All of the novels in this omnibus edition have been made into wonderful movies.  
Price: 7.00 USD
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255 5393 FORSTER, E. M. Howards End, A Room With a View, Maurice
Hardcover; Book Club Edition Quality Paperback: New York; 968 pages Very Good+ in Very Good dust wrapper 
Spine ends and corners lightly bumped. A nice copy. Dust wrapper is a bit edgeworn and rubbed. ; All of the novels in this omnibus edition have been made into wonderful movies. In "A Room with a View", 'a young girl, Lucy Honeychurch, and her chaperon—products of proper Edwardian England—visit a tempestuous, passionate Italy. Their “room with a view” allows them to look into a world far different from their own, a world unconcerned with convention, unfettered by social rituals, and unafraid of emotion. Soon Lucy finds herself bound to an obviously “unsuitable” man, the melancholic George Emerson, whose improper advances she dare not publicize. Back home, her friend and mentor Charlotte Bartlett and her mother, try to manipulate her into marriage with the more “appropriate” but smotheringly dull Cecil Vyse, whose surname suggests the imprisoning effect he would have on Lucy’s spirit.

A colorful gallery of characters, including George’s riotously funny father, Lucy’s sullen brother, the novelist Eleanor Lavish, and the reverend Mr. Beebe, line up on either side, and this novel unfolds as a delightfully satiric comedy of manners and an immensely satisfying love story.'

'Howards End is a beautifully subtle tale of two very different families brought together by an unusual event. The Schlegels are intellectuals, devotees of art and literature. The Wilcoxes are practical and materialistic, leading lives of “telegrams and anger.” When the elder Mrs. Wilcox dies and her family discovers she has left their country home—Howards End—to one of the Schlegel sisters, a crisis between the two families is precipitated that takes years to resolve.'

Maurice is 'set in the elegant Edwardian world of Cambridge undergraduate life, this story by a master novelist intorduces us to Maurice Hall when he is fourteen. We follow him through public school and Cambridge, and on into his father's firm, Hill and Hall, Stock Brokers. In a highly structured society, Maurice is a conventional young man in almost every way, "stepping into the niche that England had prepared fo him": except that he is homosexual.

Written durring 1913 and 1914, immediately after Howards End, and not published until 1971, Maurice was ahead of its time in it theme and in its affirmation that love between men can be happy.' "Happiness," Forster wrote, "is its keynote. . . . In Maurice I tried to create a character who was completely like myself or what I supposed myself to be: someone handsome, healthy, bodily attractive, mentally torpid, not a bad businessman and rather a snob. Into this mixture I dropped an ingredient that puzzles him, wakes him up, torments him, and finally saves him."; Also listed on web site in trade paperback. 
Price: 9.75 USD

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256 3009 FORTY, George and Anne Women War Heroines
Hardcover Arms and Armour Press: London; 1997; Near Fine in Near Fine dust wrapper  
B&W Photographs; 190 pages; Spine ends faintly bumped, dust wrapper faintly edgeworn; looks unread. A lovely copy. ; 'Spies, soldiers, and strategists: from time immemorial, women have played these wartime roles and more—protecting the home, fighting as visionaries and patriots, following the camps, and going to sea. You'll see how Boudicca, the Celtic warrior queen, led a revolt against the cruel Roman army in 48 A.D.; and how Joan of Arc, with religious fervor, battled bravely against British forces. You'll also learn of 48 other fearless heroines. Includes illustrations from archives throughout the world. '  
Price: 13.50 USD
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257 6667 FOWLER, Marian In a Gilded Cage : From Heiress to Duchess
Hardcover Random House: Toronto; 1993; First Edition 319 pages B&W Photographs: Very Good+ in Very Good+ dust wrapper 
Spine ends lightly bumped, faint sunning to bottom edge, faint foxing top page edges. Unclipped dust wrapper has faint edgewear and very light scoring on back panel. A nice copy. ; Between 1870 and 1914 one hundred American women married British nobility, only six married Dukes. This is the engaging story of five of those women, Consuelo Yznaga, Lily Hammersley, Consuelo Vanderbilt, Helena Zimmerman and May Goelet.; Cover matches sample image. 
Price: 18.00 USD
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258 3066 FOWLES, John and Frank Horvat Tree, The
Hardcover Little, Brown & Company: Boston; 1979; First US Edition Illustrated by Frank Horvat; Color Photographs: Very Good+ in Very Good+ dust wrapper 
Glorious photographic essay on trees from around the world by French photographer Horvat. The text by Fowles includes recollections of his childhood and the impact of nature on his life and work.; Book is unpaginated; there are over 100 pages. Dust wrapper, not price clipped, is rubbed, spine and front panel edges are sunned. A very nice copy. 
Price: 38.50 USD
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259 291 Francis, Dick Longshot
Hardcover Putnam: NY; 1990; First US Edition 320 pages Very Good in Very Good dust wrapper 
Text block edges have splash marks; DJ rubbed; This author recommended by Lisa S. and Mar of the DES email discussion list. 
Price: 9.00 USD
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260 1313 Francis, Dick Wild Horses
Hardcover G. P. Putnam's Sons: New York; 1994; First US Edition 319 pages Very Good+ in Very Good+ dust wrapper 
Spine head and tail bumped, faint red mark on black endpaper. Dust wrapper, not price cut, has faint edgewear and rubbing. ; This author recommended by Lisa S. and Mar of the DES email discussion list. 
Price: 9.95 USD
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261 1773 Frantz, Douglas and David McKean Friends in High Places : the Rise and Fall of Clark Clifford
Hardcover Little, Brown and Co.: Boston, MA; 1995; First US Edition 450 pages B&W Photographs: Very Good+ in Very Good+ dust wrapper 
Bottom of front board faintly soiled. Dust wrapper, not price cut, slightly rubbed. ; This book is from a collection that once belonged to Barbara Walters and her family. There is a signed letter from the President of Little, Brown to Merv Adelson, Barabara Walter's husband laid in. 
Price: 9.50 USD
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262 1156 Fraser, Anthea Presence Of Mind
Hardcover Severn House Publishers: New York; (1978)1994; Reprint Very Good+ in Very Good+ dust wrapper  
204 pages; Spine head bumped with a corresponding wrinkle to the unclipped dust wrapper. A very nice copy.  
Price: 14.75 USD
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263 1198 Fraser, Antonia Warrior Queens
Softcover; Trade PB Knopf: New York; 1989; Book Club Edition Very Good+  
383 pages; One page wrinkled, no spine creases. ; Colour and b&w illustrations. Published as Boadicea's Chariot in Great Britain.  
Price: 10.00 USD
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264 1900 Fraser, Antonia Mary, Queen of Scots
Softcover; Trade PB Dell Publishing: New York; (1969)1993; Reprint Good+  
613 pages; Spine and covers creased and edgeworn, corners curled, no loose pages. Several pages rippled and faintly dampstained. A reading copy.  
Price: 8.00 USD
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265 1663 Fredriksson, Marianne Hanna's Daughters : a Novel of Three Generations
Hardcover Ballantine Books: New York; 1998; Eighth Printing Very Good+ in Very Good+ dust wrapper  
345 pages; Spine head and tail lightly bumped; top edges of boards have an indentation. Dust wrapper, not price cut, lightly edgeworn. ; This international bestseller is the story of three Swedish women, daughter, mother, and grandmother, that spans more than one hundred years.  
Price: 11.00 USD
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266 1533 Fry, Stephen Liar, The
Paperback; Trade PB Soho Press, Incorporated: New York; (1991) 1993; First Edition Thus Very Good+ 
The author's first novel. ; No spine creases, corners just beginning to curl. 
Price: 9.00 USD
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267 3004 FRY, Stephen Hippopotamus
Softcover; Trade PB Soho Press: NY; c1994,1996; Very Good  
292 pages; No spine or cover creases, a bit of edgewear and rubbing, remainder mark on top edge. ; 'In his second novel, Fry introduces readers to Ted Wallace: failed poet, failed theater critic, failed father and husband, shameless womanizer, and self-confessed alcoholic. Fired from his newspaper and disgusted with a world that undervalues him, he seeks a few months repose and free drink at the country mansion of his old friend, Lord Logan. But strange things have been going on at Swafford Hall, miracles, healings, phenomena beyond the comprehension of a hippopotamus like Ted.'  
Price: 7.00 USD
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268 6369 FUNKE, Cornelia Thief Lord, The
Hardcover The Chicken House: NY; 2002; Second Printing 349 pages Illustrated by Cornelia Funke; B&W Illustrations: Very Good+ in Near Fine dust wrapper 
For ages 9 and up; basis for the fun 2006 film of the same name (we enjoyed the book more). 'Welcome to the magical underworld of Venice, Italy, where hidden canals and crumbling rooftops shelter runaways and children with incredible secrets... Prosper and Bo are orphans on the run from their cruel aunt and uncle. The brothers decide to hide out in Venice, where they meet a mysterious thirteen-year-old boy who calls himself the "Thief Lord." Brilliant and charismatic, the Thief Lord leads a ring of street children who dabble in petty crimes. Prosper and Bo delight in being a part of this colorful new family.But the Thief Lord has secrets of his own. Soon the boys are thrust into circumstances that will lead them to a fantastic, spellbinding conclusion.'; Spine ends lightly bumped, a few smudges to page edges. Beautiful unclipped dust wrapper has faint edgewear. A lovely copy indeed. ; 'The Thief Lord invites them on a magical adventure to a land of forgotten mysteries that will change their lives forever. This exciting tale of fun, flight, and freedom is sure to enchant readers and keep them guessing up until a breathtaking finale. Recommended. 
Price: 17.75 USD
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269 7159 GABALDON, Diana Voyager
Hardcover Delacorte Press: NY; 1994; 870 pages Very Good- in Very Good dust wrapper Signed by Author
Signed by Author; Signed and inscribed (For Laura -Slàinte Mhath! Diana Gabaldon 4/20/97) by the author on the title page at the 1997 Festival of Books at UCLA. Spine ends lightly bumped, board edges and corners very lightly bumped and worn, bottom corners *just* revealing boards, front free endpaper and top foredge small area of first 75 pages soiled (tea?) otherwise clean and bright. Unclipped dust wrapper a bit edgeworn, with one very short closed tear at spine head and one tiny tear top front flap. Laminate beginning to lift on front panel at raised lettering of title, seen frequently with this edition. Dust wrapper is the original decorative artwork featuring a ship, a map, and a tartan. ; Third book in this delightful series that currently contains eight books. Series is the basis for the Starz series "Outlander". Adventure, romance, time travel, what more could you ask for? There is an email discussion group dedicated to this series at yahoogroups.; Oversized volume may require additional postage for international shipping. Images of actual copy on offer. 
Price: 289.00 USD
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270 1878 Gaffney, Patricia Saving Graces, The
Softcover; Trade PB Harpercollins: New York; 1999; Advance Review Copy 394 pages Very Good- 
The Saving Graces are " four very different friends who get together once a week to kick back and take shelter from the trial and triumphs of their lives." Recommended. ; White covers lighlty soiled and edgeworn, corners curling. No spine creases or loose pages. Larger print than the mass market paperback. 
Price: 6.50 USD
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271 896 GAFFNEY, Patricia Circle of Three
Hardcover Harper Collins: New York; 2000; First US Edition Very Good in Very Good+ dust wrapper  
421 pages; Bumped spine ends and a badly bumped top front corner cause this book to be downgraded to VG; no remainder mark. Dust wrapper, not price clipped is very lightly edgeworn. ; ' With insight and humor and heart, Patricia Gaffney tells the story of three generations of women. Gaffney skillfully blends all the notes of emotions, all the joys and frustrations of this cast of delightfully human characters into a complex love song that celebrates the colors and textures of what it's like to have a mother and a daughter while struggling to be a mother and a daughter. And most of all, Circle of Three reminds us what it's like be a woman. '- Nora Roberts ; Published at $24.00.  
Price: 10.00 USD
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272 7139 GAIMAN, Neil Neverwhere
Hardcover Avon Books: New York; 1997; First US Edition; First Printing 248 pages Near Fine in Near Fine dust wrapper Signed by Author
Signed by Author; Spine tail and one bottom corner lightly bumped. Decorated endpapers are maps of the London Underground system. Signed by author on half title and inscribed -Laura- with Mind the Gap in a caption bubble leading off edge of page. Unclipped dust wrapper has faintest touch of edgewear. A very lovely copy indeed.; An unusual and sometimes dark novel of another world beneath London. Richard Mayhew helps a young woman and his life in London above inexplicably vanishes. Taxis don't stop for him, his bank cards don't work, and his landlord rents his flat to strangers. He is forced to exist in Neverwhere, "a city of monsters and saints, murderers and angels, that exists entirely in a subterranean labyrinth of sewer canals and abandonded subway stations. " The expression "Mind the Gap" will have a new meaning after reading this entertaining novel. The BBC miniseries of the same name was created by Gaiman and Lenny Henry. This more extensive novel contains scenes and story lines that were not included in the series due to budget and time constraints. While we enjoyed the series, we liked the book much better. Recommended, but not perhaps for the faint of heart. ; Images are actual copy on offer. 
Price: 185.00 USD
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273 5026 GALLICO, Paul Too Many Ghosts
Hardcover; Book Club Edition Doubleday: Garden City; 1959; Very Good- in Very Good dust wrapper  
288 pages; Spine ends and two corners bumped, tiny tear on rear spine gutter, page edges pale yellow; covers and interior pages clean, no binding problems. Dust wrapper is edgeworn with two closed tears, a tiny skinned area on spine and a faintly soiled and yellowed white rear panel. ; "Lord Paradine's lovely ancestral home had become a tax-blighted burden, and a haunted one as well. Ghost breaker Hero Alexander (his name as well as his role) is summoned from London to exocise the premises." How Hero outwits Lord Pardine's other-worldly visitors is the basis for this lovely ghost story, or is it a ghostly love story? ; Recommended by Jo C. of the DES email discussion group.  
Price: 9.75 USD
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274 2238 GALLICO, Paul Ludmila A Legend of Liechtenstein
Hardcover Doubleday & Company: Garden City; 1959; Illustrated by Reisie Lonette: Very Good in Very Good+ dust wrapper  
B&W Illustrations; 12mo; 63 pages; Spine ends bumped and creased. Pages very faintly yellowed.Blue decorated covers very lightly soiled. Dust wrapper, not price clipped, faintly soiled, lightly edgeworn. ; In 1823 in a village in Liechtenstein, there is young girl named for St. Ludmila, patron saint of all milch cows. Her family owns "the little Weakling" a small cow that wants desperately to win the village championship and be the best cow of the year. The miracle of her story is lovingly retold by the author of The Snow Goose, The Small Miracle, Thomasina, and the Mrs. 'Arris" novels.  
Price: 11.00 USD
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275 5988 GALLICO, Paul Coronation
Hardcover Doubleday: Garden City, NY; 1962; First US Edition Very Good+ in Very Good dust wrapper  
138 pages; Spine ends very lightly bumped and worn; pages pale yellow. Clipped dust wrapper is lightly edgeworn with a few tiny closed tears. A very nice copy. ; "The Claggs, a working class family of five from near Sheffield, decide to replace their yearly holiday to the sea side with a trip to London to see Queen Elizabeth II's Coronation procession . A relative gets them discounted tickets to very good viewing location. When the family arrives they discover the building doesn't exist, the tickets are counterfeit. The day seems a disaster, but somehow each family member returns home laden with gifts and riches far beyond their expectations, which will remain with them for the rest of their lives." ; Recommended by Jerri C. and Ede J. of of the ATS and AT email discussion list. "This author has some great books and Coronation is one of my top ten favorites." -Ede  
Price: 11.75 USD
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276 5979 GALLICO, Paul Jennie [The Abandoned]
Hardcover Michael Joseph: London; c1950, 1953; Reprint; Eleventh Printing Very Good in Good+ dust wrapper  
268 pages; Rust cloth binding very lightly worn (not to boards) at bumped spine ends, corners and bottom edge. Book is slightly cocked, pages pale yellow. Previous owner name and date on front free endpaper; interior pages clean, no binding problems. Unclipped, edgeworn and chipped, dust wrapper repaired with tape by previous owner on spine ends and corners, white portions yellowed and soiled.;'The unforgettable adventures of a small boy changed into a stray cat and befriended by the indomitable Jennie, the cat who initiates him into the lore of London's streets.' Another humorous and compassionate story from this author, published as "The Abandoned" in the US.  
Price: 42.50 USD
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277 6808 GALLICO, Paul Gallico Magic [Mrs. 'arris Goes to Paris, Mrs. 'arris Goes to New York, Mrs. 'arris Goes to Parliament, The Snow Goose, The Small Miracle, Ludmila, and Coronation]
Hardcover; Book Club Edition Nelson Doubleday: Garden City; 1967; 477 pages Very Good in Very Good dust wrapper 
Spine ends and corners lightly bumped and worn, page edges yellowed (flaws seen before in this edition), top page edges dampstained; interior pages clean, no binding problesm. Edgeworn dust wrapper has one inch closed tear. ; An omnibus edition containing the three delightful Mrs. 'Arris titles and four other loved tales. The first Mrs. 'Arris story, a charming story about Mrs. Ada Harris, a widowed London charlady, and the people she encounters while on a trip to Paris to obtain her heart's desire, a dress designed by Christian Dior, was published in the UK as "Flowers for Mrs. 'Arris". "Coronation" tells the story of a family coming to London for the coronation of Queen Elizabeth II.; Recommended by Jerri C. and Ede J. of of the ATS and AT email discussion list. "This author has some great books and Coronation is one of my top ten favorites." -Ede J. Cover matches sample image. 
Price: 29.75 USD
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278 2299 GALSWORTHY, John In Chancery and Awakening
Softcover; Trade PB Charles Scribner's Sons: New York; c1921,1969; Reprint Good+  
286 pages; Spine and cover creases, light edgewear, dampstaining to bottom edge does not extend to margins or text. Previous owner's pencilled airline notes on inside front and back cover. No markings in text.; The second volume of Galsworthy's Forsyte Saga is on the surface a tale of divorce in Edwardian England, but in reality much more. Soames, the man of property, has lost his wife, and finally moves to pursue his dream of an heir. Irene falls in love with Soames' cousin and Soames, himself, finds a suitable future mate in Annette. The fortunes of the earlier generation and the next are also told...and the reader who despised Soames in A Man of Property is surely growing fonder of the man who is a victim of his own birthright in English society. A measure of happiness comes to all in this volume of superb storytelling. ; Forsyte Chronicles  
Price: 5.25 USD
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279 5713 GARDNER, Erle Stanley Case of the Crooked Candle, The
Hardcover Wm. Morrow and Co.: NY; 1944; First US Edition 220 pages Very Good- in Good+ dust wrapper 
Blue cloth binding with black titles; the 'victory edition' which conforms to war standards. A Morrow Mystery with 1944 publication date on title page and copyright page. Bumped corners and spine ends, board edges lightly sunned, discoloration on paste downs and endpapers from binding glue (seen before in this edition). Previous owner name and date on front free endpaper. Page edges faintly foxed; interior pages clean, no binding problems. Unclipped dust wrapper is edgeworn and rubbed with several small chips and closed tears. White rear panel yellowed and slightly soiled.; "Time and tide wait for no man - neither does Perry Mason...A mystery in the best Gardner tradition chockfull of action (mighty fast), angles (inventive and voluptuous), and aqua pura (meaing watertight solution as well as H2O)." 
Price: 54.50 USD
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280 2492 GASH, Jonathan Rich and the Profane, The
Hardcover Viking: New York; 1999; First US Edition Very Good+ in Very Good+ dust wrapper  
344 pages; Signed by Author; No remainder mark, this book is in lovely condition. Dust wrapper, not price clipped, is very lightly rubbed.; Another fun Lovejoy mystery; this one set in the Channel Islands. This copy is signed by the author on the front free endpaper.  
Price: 24.75 USD
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281 7258 GASKELL, Elizabeth Mary Barton
Softcover; Trade PB Oxford University Press: Oxford; c1848,1998; Reprint 493 pages Very Good+ 
This edition has and introduction and explanatory notes by Edgar Wright. Gaskell's first novel, a portrait of working class life and social inequality in Victorian Manchester, was originally published in 1848. Mary Barton, the daughter of a disillusioned trade unionist and apprenticed to a dressmaker, is torn between two men. One belongs to the working class and one is the son of a mill owner.; Very light edgewear, page edges pale yellow; no spine or cover creases, pages clean. A very nice copy. ; While still quite busy with her current projects, Heidi Taylor, creator of the television productions "Call the Midwife" and "Cranford", amongst others, is also hoping to do a script based on this novel. Elizabeth Gaskell is one of Lyn B.'s (author of the 'I Prefer Reading' blog and member of the DoveGrey and DES email discussion groups) favourites. Image is actual copy on offer. 
Price: 7.00 USD
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282 6810 GASKELL, Elizabeth North and South
Softcover; Mass Market PB Wordsworth Editions: Ware, England; 1994; Reprint 427 pages Very Good 
Covers lightly creased, light edgewear, no spine creases, page edges yellowed (seen before in this edition). ; From the back cover "Set in the mid-nineteenth century and written from the author's first-hand experience, North and South follows the story of the heroine's movement from the tranquil setting of rural southern England to the turbulent industrial north." Basis for the BBC mini-series.; Front cover matches sample image. 
Price: 5.95 USD
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283 790 Gerritsen, Tess Gravity
Softcover; Trade PB Pocket Books: New York; 1999; Advance Review Copy Near Fine  
342 pages; Author of the medical suspense novels "Harvest" and "Bloodstream" combines her specialty with space travel. 'Emma Watson, a brilliant research physician, has been training for the mission of a lifetime: to study living beings in space.Once aboard the Internationa l Space Station, however, things start to go terribly wrong. A culture of single-celled organisms known as Archaeons, gathered from the deep sea, is to be monitored in the microgravity of space. The true and lethal nature of this experiment has not been revealed to NASA. In space, the cells rapidly multiply and soon begin to infect the crew with agonizing and deadly results.'  
Price: 9.75 USD
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284 3886 GERZINA, Gretchen Holbrook Carrington, a life
Hardcover W.W. Norton: New York; 1989; First US Edition Very Good in Very Good dust wrapper  
B&W Photographs; 342 pages; Spine ends and a few small places on board edges bumped, vertical crease to spine that does not damage binding. Faint soil to bottom edge and a few smudges on page edges. Cream dust wrapper, unclipped, has faint soil and edgewear. ; The English artist, Dora Carrington, preferred to be known as Carrington. 'A talented painter, living a bohemian life, Carrington was torn by conflicts as an artist and a woman, a mystery to those who knew her, including the shrewd and inquisitive Bloomsbury group. ' She was portrayed in the movie 'Carrington' by Emma Thompson. This interesting biography is illustrated by photographs as well as her paintings and drawings in b&w and 8 plates of her work in full colour. ; Also in stock in trade pb.  
Price: 26.00 USD
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285 6507 GETHERS, Peter Cat Who'll Live Forever, The : the Final Adventures of Norton, the Perfect Cat, and His Imperfect Human
Hardcover Broadway Books: NY; 2001; First US Edition 244 pages Very Good+ in Very Good+ dust wrapper 
Spine ends bumped, board edges faintly soiled. Previous owner address sticker on front free endpaper. Unclipped dust wrapper faintly edgeworn. A nice copy. ; "The final, poignant chapter in a trilogy of bestselling true stories about a floppy-eared Scottish Fold named Norton. This book chronicles the latest in Norton's astonishing adventures, celebrity encounters, and world-wide excursions. It is also a moving and life-affirming tribute to a humble little animal who never let stardom go to his head and always understood the meaning of true friendship."; Recommended by Edith J. of the ATS and AT email discussion list. Published @ US$22.95. 
Price: 7.75 USD
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286 6488 GETHERS, Peter Cat Who Went to Paris, The [A Cat Called Norton]
Softcover; Trade PB Crown Publishing: NY; 1991; 194 pages Illustrated by Leticia Plate; B&W Illustrations: Very Good+ 
The first book in a trilogy of bestselling true stories about a floppy-eared Scottish Fold named Norton. Published as "A Cat Called Norton" in the UK.The author, also a screenwriter and publisher, writes novels as Russell Andrews.; Faint cover creasses, light edgewear. A nice copy.; 'Before Peter Gethers met Norton, the publisher, screenwriter, and author was a confirmed cat-hater. Then everything changed. Peter opened his heart to the Scottish Fold kitten and their adventures to Paris, Fire Island, and in the subways of Manhattan took on the color of legend and mutual love.' This series recommended by Edith J. of the ATS and AT email discussion list and Norma H. Image is actual copy on offer. 
Price: 7.75 USD
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287 4339 GILBRETH, Jr., Frank B. and Ernestine Gilbreth Carey Cheaper by the Dozen
Hardcover Thomas Y. Crowell: NY; c1948,1950; Reprint; Twenty-Fourth Printing Illustrated by Donald McKay: Very Good in Good+ dust wrapper  
B&W Illustrations; 237 pages; Spine ends and corners bumped and lightly worn, page edges yellowed with a few smudges. Price clipped dust wrapper is edgeworn and a bit soiled with several small chips and tears. ; A humourous and affectionate memoir written by two of the twelve children of industrial engineer Dr. Lillian M. Gilbreth and Frank B. Gilbreth, also and industrial engineer and the originator of motion study. Basis for multiple movies of the same name.  
Price: 11.50 USD
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288 4516 GILL, Bartholomew McGarr and the Sienese Conspiracy
Softcover; Mass Market PB Penguin: NY; c1977,1986; 214 pages Very Good 
Spine and cover creases, a bit of edgewear and rubbing, page edges pale yellow.; In this sixth Peter McGarr mystery, Dublin's Chief Inspector of Detectives must go to Italy to solve a delicate matter of murder and international intrigue. ; Image is actual copy on offer. 
Price: 7.75 USD
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289 4343 GLANFIELD, Jenny Portraits in an Album
Hardcover; Book Club Edition BCA: London; 1997; 398 pages Very Good in Very Good dust wrapper 
Spine ends and foredge of front cover bumped, page edges palest yellow. Dust wrapper lightly creased and edgeworn with two very short tears at front covers. A nice copy. ; Pippa, a young photographer's assistant, is given an old photograph album bought by chance at an auction by her father, an antiques dealer. She is intrigued by it, especially when she realizes the photographer's unusual surname is the same as her own. Her father, an orphan, knows nothing, so she turns to his foster parents for information. Her investigations lead her to a grandmother she didn't know she had, and to the house of Yondover. Recommended.; Recommended by Alison B. of the DES email discussion group. 
Price: 18.25 USD
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290 6558 GLASS, Julia Three Junes
Softcover; Trade PB Anchor: NY; 2003; 353 pages Very Good 
Faint spine creases, light edgewear and cover creases, page edges pale yellow; interior pages clean and bright.; The author's "first novel traces the lives of a Scottish family over a decade as they confront the joys and longings, fulfillments and betrayals of love in all its guises. In June of 1989 Paul McLeod, a newspaper publisher and recent widower, travels to Greece, where he falls for a young American artist and reflects on the complicated truth about his marriage. . ..Six years later, again in June, Paul’s death draws his three grown sons and their families back to their ancestral home" in Scotland. Recommended. 
Price: 5.50 USD
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291 3951 GODDEN, Rumer Breath Of Air, A
Hardcover; Book Club Edition Viking Press: New York; 1951; Good  
280 pages; Cloth spine has ends bumped and fraying, skinned area revealing board on front cover, corners bumped revealing boards. Page edges pale yellow; interior pages clean, no binding problems. No dust wrapper.; A modern retelling of Shakespeare's "The Tempst" with some slight diviations. Godden's island in the Pacific is called Terraqueous.  
Price: 8.25 USD
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292 6071 GODDEN, Rumer Five for Sorrow, Ten for Joy
Hardcover; Book Club Edition Viking: New York; 1979; 207 pages Very Good in Good dust wrapper 
Corners and spine ends bumped, board edges very lightly soiled; no binding problems. Page edges pale yellow, soil marks on rear endpaper and rear pastedown; interior pages clean. Clipped dust wrapper is rippled and dampstained on front panel, lightly soiled and edgeworn.; Another tale of convents and faith by the author of 'In this House of Brede'. The title refers to the decades of the rosary. While darker than 'Brede' this is a compelling tale of an English woman that made serious mistakes and eventually found faith and peace. Elizabeth's story begins in Paris at the end of World War II. Recommended. 
Price: 10.50 USD
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293 7109 GODDEN, Rumer Time to Dance, No Time to Weep
Paperback; Trade PB Quill, William Morrow: New York; 1987; 243 pages B&W Photographs: Very Good 
Spine creases, light edgewear and a crease to front cover, cover edges faintly sunned. Page edges have a few small soil spots; interior pages clean, none loose. ; The first volume of Rumer Godden's autobiography covers the years 1907 to 1946. Her memoirs are as interesting as her wonderful novels.; Recommended by Holly H. of the ATS and AT and DES email discussion groups; "In her own unique, exquisite style, Rumer Godden writes of her passion for India, her enchanted childhood, and of the many challenges she faced as a young adult in relationships and as a writer. This is an extremely well-written autobiography worth reading multiple times." Image is actual copy on offer. 
Price: 11.95 USD
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294 6825 GODDEN, Rumer Greengage Summer, The
Softcover; Mass Market PB Penguin: Harmondsworth, England; c1958,1982; 206 pages Very Good 
No spine and cover creases, covers lightly edgeworn and rubbed, pages and inside covers light brown; pages clean, none loose.; Basis for the 1961 movie starring Jane Asher, titled "Loss of Innocence" in the US. A young English woman finds love on a summer visit to France when five children are left on their own for a time in a little town on the Marne. 
Price: 7.00 USD
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295 6906 GODDEN, Rumer Peacock Spring, The
Hardcover; Book Club Edition Viking Press: New York; 1975; 274 pages Very Good in Very Good dust wrapper 
Spine ends bumped, corners and spine ends very lightly worn; no binding problems. Front corner of front free endpaper clipped;pages clean and bright. Lightly edgeworn dust wrapper has sunned spine (seen before in this edition), white flaps slightly yellowed.; Fifteen year old Una and her younger sister Hal, are forced to join their father, a British diplomat, in New Delhi. Una soon develops a relationship with a young and talented Indian poet.; Image is actual book offered. 
Price: 8.50 USD
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296 6884 GODDEN, Rumer Episode of Sparrows, An
Softcover; Mass Market PB Harper & Row: New York; c1955, 1981; 247 pages Good+ 
Spine and cover creases, edgewear, pages and inside covers age browned but not brittle, small previous owner name on first page; interior pages clean, none loose.; Two street children create a little garden in Catford Street, London. This small action changes several people's lives, including their own. A film called 'Innocent Sinners' was based on this book.; Recommended by Susie W. of the DES email discussion group. This 'is my all-time favorite Rumer Godden novel. It's got gardens, fine cuisine and children, I may have to reread it just thinking of it.' Cover matches sample image. 
Price: 5.75 USD
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297 7012 GODDEN, Rumer In This House of Brede
Hardcover Viking Press: New York; 1969; Second Printing 376 pages Very Good- in Good dust wrapper 
Not the more readily available book club edition, this 2nd printing was issued October 1969. Cloth binding with blue titles and brown weathervane on spine lightly soiled, spine ends and corners lightly bumped. Decorated endpapers show a map of Brede Abbey, red 99 on front free endpaper top corner. Page edges foxed and lightly soiled; interior pages clean, no binding problems. Unclipped dust wrapper has a red 99 above printed price and a hole punch circle below price. It is soiled, foxed and edgeworn, with a large chip missing at spine tail and some closed tears. ; At 42, successful business woman and widow PhilippaTalbot decides to join an enclosed Benedictine order in the Sussex countryside. Basis for the movie of the same name. One of our favourite books by this author. Highly recommended.; 'I love stories about nuns & In This House of Brede is one of my favourites.'- Lyn B., author of the 'I Prefer Reading' blog and member of the DES email discussion group. Image is actual copy on offer. 
Price: 15.75 USD
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298 7185 GODDEN, Rumer Kingfishers Catch Fire
Softcover; Mass Market PB Dell: New York; c1953,1965; 220 pages Good+ 
Sunned spine faintly curved, covers chipped and edgeworn, inside covers and pages browned; interior pages clean.; This novel set in India about a widow with two young children was inspired by Godden's own three years in retreat in the Kashmir hill country with her two young daughters.; "A fascinating fictionalized account of Ms. Godden's unusual experiences in India as a single mother with young children." -Recommended by Holly H. of the ATS and AT email discussion group. This title reviewed and recommended on the "Leaves and Pages" blog. Image is actual copy on offer. 
Price: 6.00 USD
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299 4495 GODDEN, Rumer and Jon Two Under the Indian Sun
Hardcover Knopf/Viking: New York; 1966; Book Club Edition Very Good in Very Good dust wrapper  
240 pages; Spine ends and corners lightly bumped, front cover just beginning to flare (a flaw seen before with this edition). Page edges pale yellow with small black mark on bottom edge. A nice copy. Dust wrapper edgeworn and yellowed, with some chips and short tears. ; The two sisters collaborate on a memoir of their five years in the village of Narayangunj in India. An interesting book to contrast with Chisholm's biography of Rumer Godden (also in stock).  
Price: 11.00 USD
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300 1090 Gordon, Mary Men And Angels
Hardcover Random House: New York; 1985; First US Edition Very Good in Very Good dust wrapper  
239 pages; Remainder mark on bottom, slightly soiled edge, slightly cocked; price cut dust wrapper chipped at spine tail and lightly rubbed. ; Some consider this Gordon's best book. There is always a spiritual or religous overtone somewhere in Gordon's work, and the counterpoint with the slightly off-balance "au pair" Laura is ominous. Laura's presence in the novel gives it almost a thriller quality Gordon has never attempted. Think Rebecca DeMornay in the film, "Hand that Rocks the Cradle, " but lower key! Think Mother Love, but not Stella Dallas!  
Price: 8.00 USD
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