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501 5762 MILNE, A. A. A World of Winnie-the-Pooh : A Collection of Stories, Verse and Hums
Hardcover Dean: London; 2006; Illustrated by E. H. Shepard: Near Fine in Near Fine dust wrapper  
Color Illustrations; 4to 11" - 13" tall; 221 pages; A lovely new oversized book.; Selected tales and poems of Winnie-the-Pooh, Tigger, Piglet, Christopher Robin, and all the other inhabitants of the One Hundred Acre Woods (Ashdown Forest). Beautifully illustrated in colour by E.H. Shepard.; Published @ £16.99.  
Price: 22.50 USD
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502 6875 MILNE, Christopher Path Through the Trees, The
Hardcover E. P. Dutton: NY; 1979; First US Edition 268 pages Very Good- in Very Good dust wrapper 
About a dozen pages have passages underlined in red ink, previous owner wrote page numbers and comments on rear pastedown also in red ink. Boards faintly soiled, page edges yellowed and faintly soiled, several page corners creased. Unclipped dust wrapper, sunned spine, lightly edgeworn, white portions lightly soiled.; This second memoir by the man who was the basis for 'Christopher Robin' begins at the onset of World War II. It tells of the year he spent in Italy after the war was over and of his life and family in Devon where he was a bookseller.; Recommended by Jerri C. of the ATS and AT and DES email discussion groups. Dust wrapper matches sample image. 
Price: 14.75 USD
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503 3129 MILTON, Giles Big Chief Elizabeth : The Adventures and Fate of the First English Colonists in America
Softcover; Trade PB Picador: NY; c2000,2001; First Paperback Edition Very Good+  
358 pages; Faint edgewear, no spine or cover creases; a very nice copy. ; Title refers to Queen Elizabeth I. In 1586, Her Majesty received the title 'Weroanza' or 'Big Chief' from a tribe of Native Americans. The book describes a variety of Elizabethan 'characters' as well as examining the mystery of the disappearance of more than 100 English people who seem to have vanished without a trace in 1587.  
Price: 10.50 USD
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504 422 Mitchell, Paige Covenant
Hardcover Atheneum: NY; 1973; First US Edition 436 pages Very Good+ in Very Good dust wrapper Signed by Author
Signed by Author; Black dust jacket, not price clipped, rubbed and scored.; Inscribed Best Wishes Paige Mitchell on free endpaper.  
Price: 9.50 USD
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505 965 MITFORD, Jessica American Way of Birth
Hardcover Victor Gollancz Ltd: London; 1992; First British Edition Very Good in Very Good+ dust wrapper  
237 pages; Spine ends bumped, a few very small soil spots on covers, no binding problems, pages clean and bright. Dust wrapper, not price clipped, has very light edgewear.; 'The author of The American Way of Death provides a history of American childbirth from the nineteenth century to the present, exploring conventional and alternative methods, public health-care programs, high-tech births, and more. "  
Price: 9.50 USD
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506 6466 MITFORD, Nancy Blessing, The
Hardcover Hamish Hamilton: London; 1951; First British Edition 270 pages Very Good 
Spine ends and top corners lightly bumped, vertical spine crease does not damage binding, front board flared. Previous owner bookplate on front pastedown, page edges lightly yellowed and smudged; interior pages clean. Only spine, front panel, and front flap of edgeworn and torn dust wrapper present.; In this charming 1951 novel, Grace Allingham tries to understand the behavior of Charles-Edouard, her wealthy and dashing French husband. Her newly acquired aristocratic world isn't quite as blissful as she thought it would be, as she contends with former and current mistresses. There is the possibility of divorce and the possibility of Grace infatuated or in love with others. This is a very funny, ever-so-satiric novel. Our anglophile fans will enjoy the rising triumph of a young Englishwoman conquering the French. Basis for the 1959 film "Count Your Blessings" starring Deborah Kerr and Rossano Brazzi. 
Price: 12.50 USD
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507 7331 MITFORD, Nancy Love in a Cold Climate
Folio Society: London; c1949, 1992; First Edition Thus 242 pages Near Fine 
This delightful edition has an introduction by Pauline Tennant and seventeen black and white plates by Roland Pym. Wonderful wraparound pictorial binding, clean, no binding problems. A lovely copy. No dust wrapper as issued, publisher's slipcase lightly soiled and sunned at edges.; "Love in a Cold Climate" is the sequel to, and has the same narrator as "The Pursuit of Love". Fanny's tale turns to Polly Hampton, the outstandingly beautiful, wealthy daughter of Lady Montdore, Lady Montdore's devoted attendant, Boy Dougdale--the Lecherous Lecturer, and the Canadian cousin of the Montdore's, Cedric. It is a tale of sly poking fun, charm, and absorption. Polly is a contemporary of Fanny and Linda's, with even fewer choices to pursue in the game of love and marriage. Like "The Pursuit of Love", this novel is robust in the amazing supporting cast, with the charmingly eccentric Uncle Davey at the forefront. Basis for the 1980 and the 2001 television mini-series.; Recommended by Holly H. of the ATS, and AT email discussion list and by several others. This title recommended by Lyn B., author of the 'I Prefer Reading' blog and member of the DES email discussion group. 'I have 3 copies of Love in a Cold Climate now...' Nancy Mitford is listed on Scott's (author of the 'Furrowed Middlebrow' blog) 'Middlebrow Starter Kit'. Images are of actual copy on offer. 
Price: 28.95 USD
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508 7360 MITFORD] LOVELL, Mary Sisters, The : The Saga of the Mitford Family [The Mitford Girls: Extraordinary Family]
Softcover; Trade PB W. W. Norton: NY; c2001, 2003; 611 pages B&W Photographs: Very Good 
Published as "The Mitford Girls: The Biography of an Extraordinary Family" in the UK. No spine creases, covers creased and a bit edgeworn, several page corners creased; pages clean, none loose. ; 'They were beautiful, brilliant, gloriously eccentric, and their humor was legendary. Everything was perfect, except for their politics. This is the story of a close, loving family splintered by the violent ideologies of Europe between the wars. Jessica was a Communist; Debo became the Duchess of Devonshire; Nancy, the eldest, was one of the best-selling novelists of her day; the ethereally beautiful Diana, married to the Fascist leader Sir Oswald Mosley and imprisoned without trial through most of World War II, was the most hated woman in England; Unity Valkyrie Mitford, born in the mining town of Swastika, Alaska, would become obsessed with Adolf Hitler, whom she met on at least 140 occasions. When war was declared between England and Germany, she shot herself in the head. The Mitfords had style, presence, and were extremely gifted: four would go on to write best-selling books. Above all, they were funny—hilariously and often mercilessly so.'; Image is actual copy on offer. 
Price: 9.75 USD
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509 5303 MIZENER, Arthur Saddest Story, The : A Biography of Ford Madox Ford
Hardcover World Publishing: NY; 1971; Second Printing Near Fine  
616 pages; Page edges faintly smudged, a very nice copy of a rather large and heavy book. No dust wrapper as issued, black slip case in lovely condition with just a few white marks on bottom edge. ; An extensive biography of this novelist, poet, literary critic, and editor. Ford (1873-1939) published over eighty books and was one of the founding fathers of English Modernism. (His grandfather was the Pre-Raphaelite painter Ford Madox Brown, and his uncle William Michel Rossetti.)  
Price: 12.50 USD
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510 2706 MONTGOMERY, L. M. Anne of Windy Poplars
Softcover; Mass Market PB Bantam Books: New York; c1936, 1988; Good+  
258 pages; Spine and cover creases, edgewear, inside covers just beginning to brown, text block edges yellowing. Interior pages clean, none loose. ; The fourth book in the Anne series timeline although LMM wrote it later. 'Anne Shirley has left Redmond College behind to begin a new job and a new chapter of her life away from Green Gables. Now she faces a new challenge: the Pringles. They're known as the royal family of Summerside - and they quickly let Anne know she is not the person they had wanted as principal of Summerside High School. But as she settles into the cozy tower room at Windy Poplars, Anne finds she has great allies in the widows Aunt Kate and Aunt Chatty - and in their irrepressible housekeeper, Rebecca Dew. As Anne learns Summerside's strangest secrets, winning the support of the prickly Pringles becomes only the first of her triumphs. '  
Price: 4.00 USD
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511 2708 MONTGOMERY, L. M. Anne of Ingleside
Softcover; Mass Market PB Bantam Books: New York; c1939,1988; Good+  
277 pages; Spine and cover creases, edgewear, inside covers just beginning to brown, text block edges yellowing. Interior pages clean, none loose. ; The sixth book in the Anne series but written several years later,( just a few years before LMM's death) at the urging of her publishers for another Anne book. 'Anne is the mother of five, with never a dull moment in her lively home. And now with a new baby on the way and insufferable Aunt Mary Maria visiting -- and wearing out her welcome -- Anne's life is full to bursting.Still Mrs. Doctor can't think of any place she'd rather be than her own beloved Ingleside. Until the day she begins to worry that her adored Gilbert doesn't love her anymore. How could that be? She may be a little older, but she's still the same irrepressible, irreplaceable redhead -- the wonderful Anne of Green Gables, all grown up. . . She's ready to make her cherished husband fall in love with her all over again!'  
Price: 4.00 USD
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512 6856 MONTGOMERY, L. M. Magic for Marigold
Softcover; Mass Market PB Bantam Books: NY; c1929,1989; 274 pages Very Good+ 
This Starfire edition now out of print. No spine creases, light cover creases, faint edgewear, pages yellowed (seen before in this edition); pages clean, none loose. A nice copy.; The eccentric Lesley family could not agree on what to name Lorraine's new baby girl even after four months. Lorraine secretly liked the name Marigold, but who would ever agree to such a fanciful name as that? When the baby falls ill and gentle Dr. M. Woodruff Richards saves her life, the family decides to name the child after the good doctor. But a girl named Woodruff? How fortunate that Dr. Richards's seldom-used first name turns out to be . . . Marigold! A child with such an unusual name is destined for adventure. It all begins the day Marigold meets a girl in a beautiful green dress who claims to be a real-life princess. . . . For ages 10 and up. ; Cover matches sample image. 
Price: 6.75 USD
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513 967 MONTGOMERY, L.M. Anne of Green Gables
Softcover; Mass Market PB Tor: New York; c1908,1995; Very Good  
307 pages; Light spine and cover creases, a bit of edgewear and rubbing, pages clean and bright. Odd cover illustration but a nice copy. ; The first book in the series. 'As soon as Anne Shirley arrived at the snug, white farmhouse called Green Gables, she knew she wanted to stay forever... but would the Cuthberts send her back to the orphanage? Anne knows she's not what they expected -- a skinny girl with decidedly red hair and a temper to match. If only she could convince them to let her stay, she'd try very hard not to keep rushing headlong into scrapes or blurt out the very first thing she had to say. Anne was not like anybody else, everyone at Green Gables agreed; she was special -- a girl with an enormous imagination. This orphan girl dreamed of the day when she could call herself Anne of Green Gables. 'Highly recommended.  
Price: 4.00 USD
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514 6248 MONTGOMERY, L.M. Rilla of Ingleside
Softcover; Mass Market PB Bantam Books: NY; c1944, 1992; 277 pages Very Good- 
No spine creases, covers a bit edgeworn and rubbed, two tiny tears on front cover repaired with archival tape, inside covers age browned. Page edges pale yellow; interior pages clean, none loose.; In volume eight of the Anne of Green Gables series the youngest of Anne's children, Rilla, is almost 15. Her brothers leave Prince Edward Island to fight in World War I. A young adult novel for ages 12 and up.; Anne of Green Gables, No. 8; This title reviewed and recommended by Lyn B., author of the 'I Prefer Reading' blog and member of the DES email discussion group. 
Price: 4.50 USD
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515 1949 MOORE, John Brensham Village
Hardcover Simon And Schuster: New York; 1948; Very Good in Very Good- dust wrapper  
239 pages; Clean green cloth binding, spine head and tail and corners lightly worn. Dust wrapper is edgeworn, spine and front panel are yellowed and lightly dampstained. ; The second volume in a trilogy of life in the West Country of England. This one focuses on the small village of Brensham near the market town of Elmbury. ; Reviewed in the bulletin of the Angela Thirkell Society.  
Price: 11.00 USD
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516 1368 Morella, Joe and Edward Z. Epstein Forever Lucy : The Life of Lucille Ball
Softcover; Mass Market PB Berkley Books: New York; (1986)1990; Reprint Very Good  
261 pages; Spine creases, some edgewear.  
Price: 5.00 USD
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517 234 Morris, Mary McGarry Songs In Ordinary Time
Hardcover Viking: NY; 1995; 8vo ; 740 pages Very Good in Very Good dust wrapper 
Two small soil marks text edge block; dust wrapper lightly rubbed and edgeworn. ;An Oprah selection and the basis of television movie of the same name. 
Price: 9.00 USD
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518 6365 MORRISON, Wilbur H. Pilots, Man Your Planes! : The History of Naval Aviation
Hardcover Hellgate Press: Central Point, OR; 1999; First Edition 462 pages B&W Photographs: Very Good+ in Very Good+ dust wrapper 
Spine ends faintly bumped, page edges faintly smudged. Dust wrapper faintly edgeworn. A very nice copy indeed. ; 'The history of naval aviation from Kittyhawk to the Gulf War with a mainly American focus. The author describes the contest between land and air-based military arms and how they both developed, along with details about naval air battles in World War II and the lack of preparedness of planes and pilots entering the war.'; This oversized book will not fit safely in an Int'l. Priority Mail envelope. Published at $33.95. 
Price: 13.75 USD
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519 372 Mortman, Doris True Colors
Softcover; Trade PB Crown: NY; 1995; Advance Review Copy Very Good+  
537 pages; Uncorrected Proof in wraps.  
Price: 9.50 USD
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520 6932 MORTON, Kate Forgotten Garden, The
Softcover; Trade PB Washington Square Press: NY; c2008, 2010; 552 pages Very Good+ 
Light edgewear, no spine or cover creases. A nice copy.This edition includes a short list of discussion questions.; A four year old girl is found on an Australian wharf in 1913. Unclaimed and unable to remember her name she is adopted and given the name Nell. In 2005, Cassandra attempts to solve the mystery of her grandmother Nell's identity. The search leads her to Cornwall. Recommended.; Image is actual book offered. Published @ $15.00. We also have a very nice early printing hardback with dust wrapper copy of this in stock. Please contact us for condition and price details. 
Price: 8.50 USD
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521 7216 MOSLEY, Nicholas Julian Grenfell: His Life and the Times of His Death 1888-1915
Softcover Persephone Books: London; c1976, 2014; 411 pages Very Good in Very Good+ dust wrapper 
Spine creased, very light edgewear. Unclipped dust wrapper faintly edgeworn. Persephone editions have uniform grey covers and dust wrappers with lovely decorated endpapers and bookmarks unique to each title.; This edition contains a new preface by the author. 'This biography of the First World War poet Julian Grenfell, first published in 1976, is, we believe, one of the best biographies of recent times – partly because so much of it is about his mother, the fascinating but maddening Ettie Desborough.' The author (who married Ettie's granddaughter and is a much acclaimed novelist) 'was able to draw on extremely interesting and previously unused family papers.' It brings Edwardian society to life.; 'This is as much a book about motherhood as it is about a young man and the Great War, and it has been a real surprise.'- Lynne H. author of the 'dovegrey reader scribbles' blog reviews this title. Image is actual copy on offer. 
Price: 12.75 USD
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522 7072 MOUNTAIN, Fiona Pale as the Dead
Hardcover St. Martin's Minotaur: NY; c2002, 2004; First US Edition 278 pages Very Good+ in Near Fine dust wrapper 
Black remainder dot top textblock edge, tiny mark on fore-edge, very lightly bumped spine ends. Unclipped dust wrapper faintly edgeworn. A nice copy.; The first book in the mystery series featuring genealogist / ancestor detective Natasha Blake. 'Pale as the Dead deals with the mysterious death of Lizzie Siddal, a real and fascinating historical figure whose beauty and tragic life have made her into a legend.' (She was the model for the painting featured on the dust wrapper.) 'Lizzie's death has always been shrouded in mystery. She is perhaps best known for the macabre story that tells of her husband, the Pre-Raphaelite artist Dante Gabriel Rossetti, having her coffin dug up to retrieve some poems he had buried with her. When the coffin was opened, Lizzie was said to be as beautiful as the day she died. Pale as the Dead is the story of how the disappearance of a young girl, Bethany, appears to be linked in some way to Lizzie Siddal. Natasha is hired by the missing girl's lover, Adam, whose own life seems to have plenty of dark shadows. An old diary and a famous graveyard lead Natasha into more danger than she bargains for - some people will do anything to keep a secret.'; Recommended by Norma H. Image is actual copy on offer. 
Price: 14.95 USD
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523 6585 MUIR, Richard English Village, The
Hardcover Thames and Hudson: NY; 1980; 208 pages Very Good+ in Very Good+ dust wrapper 
Teal green boards, gilt decoration on front cover and spine bright, spine ends and bottom corners very lightly bumped, no binding problems, pages clean and bright. Previous owner embossed circle on front free endpaper and half title page. Dust wrapper very lightly edgeworn and rubbed. A very nice copy.; Using 174 illustrations, 22 in colour, the author explores the history of English villages using old documents, manuscripts, paintings, and photographs. He investigates the history of villages in England and what life in them was like from their early origins, some in the Iron Age, to the present and how they have changed. 
Price: 9.75 USD
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524 7394 MYLES, Bruce Night Witches: The Amazing Story of Russia's Women Pilots in WWII
Academy Chicago Publishers: Chicago; c1981, 1997; Second Printing 272 pages Very Good+ 
A new copy received with light edgewear.; In 1941, as Nazi hordes swept east into the Soviet Union, a desperte call went out for women to join the Russian air force. The result--three entire regiments of women pilots and bombers--was a phenomenon unmatched in World II. Through interviews with these courageous pilots, the author uncovers their story. A film based on their stories is in development.; Cover matches stock image. 
Price: 14.95 USD
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525 6504 MYRON, Vicki and Bret Witter Dewey: The Small-Town Library Cat Who Touched the World
Hardcover Grand Central Publishing: NY; 2008; Seventh Printing 288 pages B&W Photographs: Very Good+ in Near Fine dust wrapper 
Spine tail lightly bumped, top rear corner not completely covered by paper, revealing board (a publishering flaw). Unclipped dust wrapper in lovely condition. A very nice copy indeed. ; "How much of an impact can an animal have? How many lives can one cat touch? How is it possible for an abandoned kitten to transform a small library, save a classic American town, and eventually become famous around the world? You can't even begin to answer those questions until you read the charming story of Dewey Readmore Books, the beloved library cat of Spencer, Iowa.

Dewey's story starts in the worst possible way. Only a few weeks old, on the coldest night of the year, he was stuffed into the returned book slot at the Spencer Public Library. He was found the next morning by library director, Vicki Myron, a single mother. Dewey won her heart, and the hearts of the staff, by pulling himself up and hobbling on frostbitten feet to nudge each of them in a gesture of thanks and love. For the next nineteen years, he never stopped charming the people of Spencer with his enthusiasm, warmth, humility, (for a cat) and, above all, his sixth sense about who needed him most." 
Price: 7.50 USD
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526 7067 NAVA, Michael Goldenboy
Hardcover Alyson Publications: Boston; 1988; Second Printing 215 pages Very Good+ in Near Fine dust wrapper Signed by Author
Signed by Author; First edition published April 1988, this second printing issued July 1988. Cover art by Robert J. Adragna. Signed by author with full name on title page with an additional personal note signed Michael on reverse of front free endpaper. Red remainder mark bottom textblock edge, spine tail faintly bumped. Unclipped dust wrapper faintly edgeworn. A lovely copy indeed.; Winner of the 1988 Lambda Rising Award for Best Gay Mystery. In the second novel of the series, gay California defense attorney Henry Rios is determined to find out who killed the co-worker that threated to expose Jim Pears as homosexual. Someone is trying very hard to ensure all the evidence points to Jim Pears but the pieces of the puzzle don't seem to fit. At the time of publication the author worked as an attorney in Los Angeles. He has also worked on the staff of the California Supreme Court.; "An effective, affecting blend of detection and gay romance."-Booklist Image is actual copy on offer. 
Price: 26.50 USD
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527 7068 NAVA, Michael How Town
Hardcover Harper & Row: NY; 1990; Second Printing 244 pages Very Good in Very Good+ dust wrapper Signed by Author
Signed by Author; Dust wrapper art by Michael Sabanosh. Signed by author with full name on title page with an additional personal note signed Michael on "Also by Michael Nava" page. Black marker used for this has bled through to reverse of both pages and left smudges on both pages. Black stain also on front cover of book and corresponding area on inside of dw. Spine tail faintly bumped. Unclipped dust wrapper lightly edgeworn and rubbed.; Winner of the Lambda Rising Best Mystery Award. In the third novel of the series, gay California attorney Henry Rios 'tries to clear a client falsely accused of the murder of a child pornographer and finds a secret buried for fifteen years and a man who has already killed to keep it hidden.' The author worked as an attorney in Los Angeles and on the staff of the California Supreme Court.; Image is actual copy on offer. 
Price: 24.50 USD
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528 3993 NEELS, Betty Girl with Green Eyes, The
Softcover; Mass Market PB Harlequin Press: NY; 1991; First Edition Thus Very Good+  
189 pages; No spine or cover creases, very light edgewear and rubbing. A nice copy. Harlequin Romance #3105; 'Unlike her two sisters, Lucy was happier at home — if only she could find Mr. Right to share it with! But when she had almost given up her search for such a man, the eminent pediatrician William Thurloe came into her life. Attractive and dynamic, he was the answer to her dreams. But why would he be interested in her when the glamorous Fiona made it clear she was also available?'; Recommended by Lenore D. and her mother.  
Price: 4.50 USD
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529 3063 NESBIT, E. Phoenix and the Carpet
Softcover; Mass Market PB Watermill Press: Mahwah, NJ; 1988; Very Good  
219 pages; Faint spine and cover creases and very light edgewear. Clean pages a bit browned, not brittle or loose. ; The delightful sequel to Five Children and It and basis for the fim and mini-series of the same name. Of course, the carpet in the title is a magic carpet that takes the children on many exciting adventures.  
Price: 4.75 USD
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530 451 Neumann, Alfred Guerra
Hardcover Alfred A Knopf: NY; 1930; 332 pages Good 
Binding is good and tight, covers edgeworn, corners bumped revealing boards, spine sunned. No dust wrapper. A reading copy.; Sequel to "The Rebels". Translated from the German by Huntley Paterson.  
Price: 8.00 USD
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531 245 Neville, Katherine Calculated Risk
Hardcover Ballantine: NY; 1992; First US Edition 8vo ; 403 pages Very Good+ in Very Good dust wrapper 
Black dust wrapper, not price clipped, lightly rubbed. A nice copy. ; Neville is the ex-vice president of a bank and author of 'The Eight'. Verity Banks, the senior woman executive at the Bank of the World decides to rob her own bank in this tale of financial intrigue.  
Price: 10.50 USD
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532 417 Newman, Mabel Out Of My Heart
Hardcover Self Published: Oakland City, IN; 1947; 52 pages Very Good- Signed by Author
Signed by Author; Blue cloth boards soiled on back, spine and corners bumped; Inscribed by the author.  
Price: 8.00 USD
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533 2023 NICHOLS, Beverley Sunlight on the Lawn
Hardcover Timber Press: Portland OR; c1956,1999; Illustrated by William McLaren: Near Fine in Near Fine dust wrapper  
B&W Illustrations; 8vo ; 264 pages; Book looks unread, lovely condition.; The third volume of the Merry Hall trilogy. The renovation of Merry Hall and its garden is complete. This new edition has a forward by Bryan Connon, Nichols's biographer and a bibliography of all of Nichols's works. ' ; Recommended by Alison H. of the DES email discussion group and Kristi J. of the ATS, AT and DES email discussion groups.  
Price: 25.00 USD
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534 1376 Nicolson, Nigel Portrait of a Marriage: V. Sackville-West & Harold Nicolson
Softcover; Trade PB Atheneum: New York; (1973)1980; Book Club Edition Very Good  
B&W Photographs; 249 pages; No spine creases, cover corners slightly curled, light edgewear. ; Using letters and diaries the author gives us an account of his parents' unconventional and ultimately successful marriage. The first section of the book is Sackville-West's memoir of her passionate affair with Violet Keppel Trefusis. Recommended.  
Price: 8.00 USD
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535 2996 NIGHTINGALE, Florence, Martha Vicinus and Bea Nergaard, ed. Ever Yours, Florence Nightingale: Selected Letters
Hardcover Harvard University Press: Cambridge, MA; 1990; First US Edition Very Good+ in Very Good+ dust wrapper  
461 pages; Burgundy cloth boards clean and bright, bumped spine ends; book looks unread. Dust wrapper, not price clipped, faintly rubbed and edgeworn with one short closed tear. A very nice copy. ; 'For many, Florence Nightingale is the most famous woman of her day, second only perhaps to Queen Victoria. Celebrated and beloved by the public and her friends, considered an irritant by politicians and bureaucrats, the great reformer remains a figure of considerable controversy. In this full 'life in letters' we see her at first hand. Martha Vicinus and Bea Nergaard weave together a narrative account and a selection of her letters in such a way as to create--in Nightingale's own words--a fascinating portrayal of the woman, her career, and her concerns.'  
Price: 22.50 USD
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536 883 NUTTING, Wallace Ireland Beautiful
Hardcover Bonanza: New York; c1925, 1970s; First Edition Thus Very Good+ in Very Good+ dust wrapper  
B&W Illustrations; 302 pages; Originally published in 1925, this edition has no date. Spine ends lightly bumped, dust wrapper lightly rubbed and edgeworn. A very nice copy. ; Illustrated by the author with 304 photographs that he took while traveling through all the counties in Ireland. From the dust wrapper 'This volume pretends to no place as a guide book, nor is its text intended as a serious effort to cover with precision or fullness any part of Ireland. It is merely a record of impressions of beauty or quaintness observed in a land which for romance and pathos, strange history and legend, for witching grace and mystery, is probably unsurpassed. '  
Price: 18.00 USD
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537 3676 NYE, Robert Late Mr. Shakespeare, The : a Novel
Hardcover; Ex-Lib Arcade Publishing: NY; c1998,1999; Second Printing Very Good in Very Good+ dust wrapper  
400 pages; A very clean ex-library book with usual stamps and markings. Spine ends bumped, small dent in top edge, perhaps from being knocked on a table edge, reveals boards. Dust wrapper, unclipped, has no library markings and light edgewear.; A humorous fictional biography of William Shakespeare filled with scholarly details. It is narrated by Robert Reynolds, now an old man in Restoration London, fifty years after the death of Shakespeare. Pickleherring, as he was also known, was one of the original members of Shakespeare's acting troupe. As a young boy actor he played the greatest female roles, from Cleopatra through Portia. ; Recommened by Sir Alec Guinness.  
Price: 10.75 USD
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538 4356 O'BRIAN, Patrick Master and Commander
Softcover; Trade PB Harpercollins: London; c1970,1996; Reprint 416 pages B&W Illustrations: Very Good 
A bit of edgewear with a tiny tear repaired with tape by previous owner, a few light cover creases, page edges yellowed. No spine creases, interior pages clean. This is part of the original HarperCollins series, it does not have the film tie-in cover. ; This edition contains a short essay by Alan Judd. The first volume of the Aubrey and Maturin adventure series set during the Napoleonic wars. We meet Captain Jack Aubrey, RN, and his friend Stephen Maturin, ship's surgeon and intelligence agent. Basis for movie of the same name starring Russell Crowe.; Recommended by Peggy R. of the ATS and AT email discussion group. 
Price: 8.75 USD
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539 4511 O'BRIAN, Patrick Golden Ocean, The [Large Print]
Hardcover; Ex-Lib Chivers Press: Bath; c1956,1997; Large Print Edition 472 pages Very Good in Very Good+ dust wrapper 
Ex-library book with usual stamps and markings but in nice condition with clean pages and covers. Spine ends and top corners slightly bumped, book very slightly cocked. Dust wrapper, with no library markings, is lightly edgeworn and rubbed.; This is a large print book. It is not part of the Aubrey and Maturin adventure series. In this first historical sea novel by O'Brian, 'lifelong friends Peter and Sean leave Ireland as midshipmen with Commodore Anson's excursion to circumnavigate the Earth in 1740.' 'Shipboard life rings true, the story never flags and humor and adventures (mis-adventures?) abound.' O'Brian says he wrote the book in about six weeks, "laughing most of the time," and readers will believe him. 
Price: 14.75 USD
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540 1583 O'Dell, Scott Island of the Blue Dolphins
Softcover; Trade PB Dell Yearling Books: New York; (1960) 1987; Very Good  
184 pages; Edgeworn and rubbed, no spine creases. ; The story of Karana, an Indian girl that lived alone for years on the Island of the Blue Dolphins. This is a fictional retelling of an actual 19th century event. A Newbery Award winner; highly recommended.  
Price: 4.50 USD
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541 4595 O'FAOLAIN, Nuala My Dream of You
Hardcover; Ex-Library Riverhead Books: NY; 2001; First US Edition Very Good- in Very Good+ dust wrapper  
500 pages; Ex-library book with usual stamps and markings, front free endpaper removed, spine ends and corners lightly bumped, page edges have a few smudes along with library stamp. Skinned areas on pastedowns where dust wrapper protector was once glued to book; interior pages clean, no binding problems. Unclipped dust wrapper with no library markings has light edgewear and rubbing and a tiny closed tear top rear panel. ; The first novel by the author of the memoir 'Are you Somebody?' tells the story of Kathleen de Burca, an Irish travel writer living in London, who returns to Ireland after an absence of 30 years. She returns to 'investigate a true story about a relationship so passionate that it burned its way across the barriers of class and culture — a scandalous affair between the wife of an English landlord and an Irish servant during the devastation of Ireland's potato famine. While back in Ireland, she meets a lover of her own who presents her with a choice that promises to alter the course of her life. As she moves toward her decision, she calls on the strengths of her identity as a woman, an Irish woman, and a woman who is no longer young. Meanwhile, she brings the story of the long-ago lovers to a denouement as tender as it is tragic. This novel explores the extremes of passion, the depths of loneliness, and the resilience of the human heart.'  
Price: 9.75 USD
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542 4684 O'FAOLAIN, Nuala My Dream of You
Softcover; Trade PB Riverhead Books: NY; c2001, 2002; First Paperback Edition Very Good-  
529 pages; Signed by Author; Signed by the author on the title page. Spine and cover creases, light edgewear and rubbing, a few smudges on page edges; interior page clean, none loose. ; The first novel by the author of the memoir 'Are you Somebody?' tells the story of Kathleen de Burca, an Irish travel writer living in London, who returns to Ireland after an absence of 30 years. She returns to 'investigate a true story about a relationship so passionate that it burned its way across the barriers of class and culture — a scandalous affair between the wife of an English landlord and an Irish servant during the devastation of Ireland's potato famine. While back in Ireland, she meets a lover of her own who presents her with a choice that promises to alter the course of her life. As she moves toward her decision, she calls on the strengths of her identity as a woman, an Irish woman, and a woman who is no longer young. Meanwhile, she brings the story of the long-ago lovers to a denouement as tender as it is tragic. This novel explores the extremes of passion, the depths of loneliness, and the resilience of the human heart.' An engrossing and complex read.  
Price: 9.50 USD
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543 6419 O'FAOLAIN, Nuala Almost There : The Onward Journey of a Dublin Woman
Hardcover; Ex-Library Riverhead Books: NY; 2003; First US Edition 275 pages Very Good in Very Good+ dust wrapper 
A nice ex-library copy with usual stamps and markings. Skinned areas on front and rear boards where dust wrapper was once attached to book. Unclipped dust wrapper, faintly edgeworn, has no library markings.; The author's life changed after the publication of her first memoir, 'Are You Somebody?' This memoir "begins her story from the moment her life began to change in all manner of ways-subtle, radical, predictable, and unforeseen. It is a provocative meditation on the 'crucible of middle age'-a time of life that forges the shape of the years to come, that clarifies and solidifies one's relationships to friends and lovers (past and present), family and self. It is also a story of good fortune chasing out bad-of an accidental harvest of happiness.

'Almost There', like its predecessor, is a crystalline reflection of a singular character, utterly engaged in life. Intelligent, thoughtful, hilarious, fierce, moving, generous, and most of all, full of surprises." 
Price: 6.25 USD

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544 7113 OLIPHANT, Mrs. [Margaret] Salem Chapel
Softcover; Trade PB Penguin: NY; c1863, 1986; 461 pages Very Good- 
Spine lightly creased, covers creased and a bit edgeworn. Pages yellowed as often seen in Virago editions, edges a bit darker and soiled, bottom edges wavy; interior pages clean, none loose. This edition has an introduction by Penelope Fitzgerald.; The second volume in the 'Chronicles of Carlingford'. They are "wonderful comedies of Victorian provincial society."; This series highly recommended by the blogger 'Desperate Reader'. This author also recommended by Virginia G. of the AT email discussion group. Image is actual copy on offer. 
Price: 9.95 USD
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545 7093 OLIPHANT, Mrs. [Margaret] The Rector and The Doctor's Wife
Softcover; Trade PB Penguin: NY; c1863, 1986; 192 pages Very Good 
Spine faintly creased, covers a bit edgeworn. Page edges yellowed as seen often in Virago editions; pages clean, none loose. This edition has an introduction by Penelope Fitzgerald.; This first volume in the "Chronicles of Carlingford' are a short story and novella. They introduce us (as well as the new rector and a new doctor) to the small town of Carlingford. The 'Chronicles of Carlingford' are "wonderful comedies of Victorian provincial society."; ' "The Rector" and "The Doctor's Family" can be compared with [Trollope's] "The Warden" & "Barsetshire Towers" in the way they set up the themes [of Church and society] & characters of the whole series.'-Lyn B.This title reviewed and recommended by Lyn B., author of the 'I Prefer Reading' blog and member of the DES email discussion group. This author also recommended by Virginia G. of the AT email discussion group and by the blogger 'Desperate Reader'. Image is actual copy on offer. 
Price: 11.50 USD
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546 919 OLIVIER, Laurence Confessions of an Actor : An Autobiography
Hardcover Simon & Schuster: New York; 1982; First US Edition Good+ in Very Good dust wrapper  
348 pages; Bottom corners badly bumped with boards showing, three gift inscriptions on front free endpaper, text block edges very lightly soiled, no remainder mark. Dust wrapper, price clipped, is lightly edgeworn. ; The frank and rather startling autobiography of one of the foremost actors of his day, including details of his love affair and marriage to Vivien Leigh.  
Price: 7.50 USD
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547 2769 ONDAATJE, Christopher Journey to the Source of the Nile: An Extraordinary Quest to Solve the Riddle of the World's Longest River
Hardcover Harpercollins: NY; 1998; First US Edition 384 pages Very Good in Very Good dust wrapper 
Spine ends bumped, book is very slightly cocked, one small soil spot on rear board; interior pages clean and bright. Dust wrapper, not price clipped, is rubbed and lightly edgeworn. ; The author has long been fascinated with the British-born explorers who from 1856 to 1887 tried to locate the source of the Nile river. In 1996 he 'followed the Victorian explorers' routes to see for himself what they had seen. He offers insights into the lives and characters of the explorers Richard Francis Burton, John Hanning Speke, James Augustus Grant, Samuel and Florence Baker, David Livingstone, and Henry Morton Stanley -and evaluates their observations and conclusions in the light of modern scientific knowledge.' Profusely illustrated with colour photographs, maps, and drawings.  
Price: 14.75 USD
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548 3547 ONDAATJE, Michael English Patient, The
Hardcover Alfred A. Knopf: NY; 1992; Third Printing 307 pages Very Good in Very Good+ dust wrapper 
Spine ends and bottom corners bumped, previous owner's signature on front pastedown, her circular imprint on second endpaper and written in red ink on the half title page 'Winner of the Booker Award 1992'. Dust wrapper, unclipped, has very light edgewear and rubbing. Gold circular "Winner of the Booker Prize" sticker placed on front panel. ; Winner of the Booker Prize and basis for the movie of the same name, this enigmatic novel tells the story of four people and their World War II experiences. 
Price: 12.50 USD
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549 5654 OSBORNE, Brian D. and Ronald Armstrong Glasgow : A City at War
Hardcover Birlinn: Edinburgh; 2003; First British Edition 208 pages B&W Illustrations: New in As New dust wrapper  
A lovely new book, dust wrapper has faint edgewear.; Profusely illustrated with b&w photographs. An 'exploration of the impact of the First and Second World Wars on the city of Glasgow, its people and its industries. Topics include the role of Volunteer Defence Forces and the Home Guard, changing patterns of employment--especially for women--and the fear and devastation caused by air raids.'; Published @ £20.00  
Price: 24.50 USD
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550 478 Ozment, Steven Burgermeister's Daughter : Scandal In A Sixteenth Century German Town
Hardcover St Martin's Press: NY; 1996; First US Edition 8vo ; 227 pages Very Good+ in Very Good dust wrapper 
Dust wrapper shows wear on the top edge and is faintly rubbed. ; 'The tragic yet uplifting story of Anna Buschler, whose rebellion against the constricting mores of her times is reconstructed in this vivid social portrait of Germany at the end of the Middle Ages.'  
Price: 14.00 USD
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551 3108 PAGE, Katherine Hall Body in the Belfry, The
Hardcover St Martin's Press: NY; 1990; Second Printing 244 pages Very Good+ in Very Good dust wrapper 
Previous owner's name and inscription on front pastedown, spine ends lightly bumped. Page edges just beginning to yellow; interior pages clean and bright, no binding problems. Unclipped dust wrapper has very light edgewear and two tiny (quarter inch) closed tears. A nice copy. ; The author's first novel and the first book in the Faith Sibley Fairchild series.; We believe the author is still a member of the Angela Thirkell Society. 
Price: 34.75 USD
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552 6356 PAGE, Katherine Hall Body in the Kelp, The
Hardcover St Martins Pr: NY; 1991; First US Edition 212 pages Very Good in Very Good dust wrapper 
Spine ends bumped, spine and top edge sunned, previous owner name and date on front pastedown, pages pale yellow, edges have a few smudges; interior pages clean. Unclipped dust wrapper edgeworn with a sunned spine and a few very short closed tears. ; The second book in the Faith Sibley Fairchild series features murder on the coast of Maine. ; We believe the author is still a member of the Angela Thirkell Society. 'Faith Fairchild spends an August vacation on Sanpere Island, Maine, with her two-year-old son while her minister husband goes on a religious retreat. At an auction, Faith buys a quilt made by recently deceased Matilda Prescott, who bequeathed her Victorian mansion to two off-islanders, much to the distress of locals who believe rumors that a treasure of gold is hidden there.' Dust wrapper matches sample image. 
Price: 19.75 USD
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553 4907 PARKS, Julia Devil and Miss Webster, The (A Zebra Regency Romance)
Softcover; Mass Market PB Zebra Books: NY; 2001; First Edition Very Good+  
224 pages; No spine or cover creases, faint edgewear, remainder mark on inside front cover. A very nice copy. ; 'When Miss Eleanor Webster, who has run Lady Laura Ransom's household for the last eleven years, comes up against Lady Laura's rakehell brother-in-law Captain Stephen Ransom, who is determined to usurp her position, a fierce passion ignites between them.'  
Price: 4.00 USD
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554 5570 PASSMORE, Kevin (ed.) Women, Gender and Fascism in Europe 1919-45
Softcover; Trade PB Rutgers University Press: New Brunswick, NJ; 2003; Very Good+  
275 pages; A new book with faint edgewear.; "What attracts women to far-right movements that appear to denigrate their rights?" Fourteen essays cover such countries as Serbia, Romania, Italy, Germany, France, Spain, and Britain to shed light on women's roles in the collapse of democracy in Europe, and the relationship between the women's movement and the rise of the extreme right.  
Price: 12.75 USD
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555 2882 PATERSON John Edwardians : London Life and Letters, 1900-1914
Hardcover Ivan R. Dee: Chicago; 1996; Very Good+ in Very Good+ dust wrapper  
330 pages; Deckled foredge has a few bent edges, spine ends and top corners bumped, boards lightly rubbed; pages clean and bright, no binding problems. Dust wrapper, not price clipped is very lightly edgeworn. ; Edwardian England was a time of excitement and rebellion which saw upheavals in art and literature, sex and society, politics, labor, education, taxes, and above all in social behavior. Some of those most profoundly involved in these changes and featured in this review of the exuberance of post-victorian London are Henry James, Shaw and Yeats, Arnold Bennett, Kipling, J.M. Barrie, Virginia Woolf, Rebecca West, Katherine Masfield, Ezra Pound, Bertrand Russell, and the Pankhurts.  
Price: 16.25 USD
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556 7032 PATRON, Susan Maybe Yes, Maybe No, Maybe Maybe
Hardcover Orchard Books: NY; 1993; First Edition 87 pages Illustrated by Dorothy Donahue; B&W Illustrations: Near Fine in Near Fine dust wrapper Signed by Author
Signed by Author; A lovely copy signed and inscribed on half title page "For my dear friend T--, Love, Susan Patron 5/19/93." Unclipped faintly rubbed dust wrapper has faintest edgewear. ; This Newbery award winning author also specialized in Children's Services for 35 years in the Los Angeles Public Library system. This chapter book was named one of the "Best Books of 1993" by the School Library Journal and Parenting Magazine. For ages 8-10. 'When her hardworking mother decides to move, eight-year-old PK uses her imagination and storytelling to help her older and younger sisters adjust.'; This edition now out of print. Image is actual copy on offer. 
Price: 23.50 USD
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557 7077 PATRON, Susan Burgoo Stew
Hardcover Orchard Books: NY; 1991; First Edition Illustrated by Mike Shenon; Color Illustrations: Very Good+ in Very Good+ dust wrapper Signed by Author
Signed by Author; A lovely copy signed and inscribed on half title page by the author. Corners lightly bumped. Price clipped faintly rubbed dust wrapper has faintest edgewear, gold 'Orchard Reinforced Binding' sticker a bit worn. This is the first printing of the re-inforced library edition, appropriate as this Newbery award winning author also specialized in Children's Services for 35 years in the Los Angeles Public Library system. This copy has never lived in a library. ; In her first book, the author 'tells her unique version of ``Stone Soup'' with humor and panache, her characters ``a crowd of five rowdy bad boys'' (hungry, too) who accost a mellow, wise old man--who sends them to their mothers to ask ``kindly'' for just a carrot, etc., for his miraculous stew.' 'Shenon's mirthful ink-and-watercolor pictures illustrate this superbly narrated story--an ideal read-aloud. Ages 3-8.'; Image is actual copy on offer. 
Price: 22.50 USD
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558 7078 PATRON, Susan Five Bad Boys, Billy Que, and the Dustdobbin
Hardcover Orchard Books: NY; 1992; First Edition Illustrated by Mike Shenon; Color Illustrations: Near Fine in Near Fine dust wrapper Signed by Author
Signed by Author; A lovely copy signed and inscribed on half title page "For My Friend T--, Love, Susan Patron 5/19/93." Unclipped dustwrapper faintly edgeworn. ; This Newbery award winning author also specialized in Children's Services for 35 years in the Los Angeles Public Library system. The dustdobbin lives in an old slipper under Billy Que's bed. When Billy Que accidently treads on his five tiny toes the dustdobbin shrinks Billy Que to teach him what it is like to be small. In order to regain his normal height Billy Que must receive freely offered gifts from the five rowdy bad boys we first met in 'Burgoo Stew.' 'Shenon's bold, witty illustrations are perfect for this comical, expertly honed story, whose brisk, colorful language begs to be shared aloud. ' Ages 3-8.; Image is actual copy on offer. 
Price: 19.95 USD
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559 5715 PATTISON, Darcy River Dragon, The
Hardcover Lothrop, Lee & Shepard: NY; 1991; First Edition Unpaginated pages Color Illustrations: Very Good+ in Very Good dust wrapper Signed by Author
Signed by Author; A very nice copy signed and inscribed by the author "To B- May you slay all your dragons!" Spine head slightly bumped. Unclipped dust wrapper with creased flaps has faint edgewear and a tiny skinned area and some glue residue (from an old price sticker?) on rear panel. ; The author has written an original folktale based on authentic bits of Chinese dragon lore. Will the hero make the three dangerous journeys across the river dragon's bridge so that he can marry his true love? The marvelous watercolor illustrations are evocative of China of long ago. For ages 5 and up. 
Price: 14.50 USD
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560 1164 Paxson, Diana White Raven
Hardcover Wm. Morrow And Co.: New York; 1988; First US Edition Very Good+ in Very Good+ dust wrapper  
8vo; 411 pages; Date in ink on front free endpaper; very slight edgewear to dust wrapper. ; Author was the founder of the Society for Creative Anachronism. A retelling of the story of Tirstan, Isolde, and Mark.  
Price: 14.75 USD
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561 1976 PEARS, Iain Raphael Affair
Hardcover Harcourt Brace Jovanovich: New York; 1990; First US Edition 191 pages Very Good+ in Very Good dust wrapper 
Spine tail lightly bumped, black remainder mark on top text block edge. Dust wrapper, not price clipped, is rubbed. ; The author received his doctorate in art history from Oxford. This mystery involving the art world in Italy and England is his first novel.  
Price: 14.50 USD
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562 6561 PEARS, Iain An Instance of the Fingerpost
Hardcover Riverhead Books: NY; 1998; First US Edition 691 pages Very Good in Very Good+ dust wrapper 
Spine ends very lightly bumped, black spine cloth has a few faint smudges, page edges also have a few smudges; interior pages clean, no binding problems. Unclipped dust wrapper has faint edgewear. A very nice copy. ; England's "Charles II has been restored to the throne following years of civil war and Cromwell's short-lived republic. Oxford is the intellectual seat of the country, a place of great scientific, religious, and political ferment. A fellow of New College is found dead in suspicious circumstances. A young woman is accused of his murder. We hear the story of the death from four witnesses: an Italian physician intent on claiming credit for the invention of blood transfusion; the son of an alleged Royalist traitor; a master cryptographer who has worked for both Cromwell and the king; and a renowned Oxford antiquarian. Each tells his own version of what happened. Only one reveals the extraordinary truth."; This title is one of crime novelist Val McDermid's top 10 Oxford novels. "Set just after the Restoration, when conspiracies were rife, this epistolary novel features a quartet of unreliable narrators giving their versions of the same series of events. Cleverly constructed and completely fascinating, it's loosely based on historical happenings and is crammed with fascinating period detail. It's as much a novel of ideas as it is of character, but none the less compelling for that." Will not fit safely in an International Priority Mail envelope. 
Price: 12.50 USD
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563 1180 Peck, Richard Amanda/ Miranda
Hardcover Viking: New York; 1980; Book Club Edition 8vo; 476 pages Very Good in Good+ dust wrapper 
Text block edge faintly foxed, spine tail lightly worn. Dust wrapper yellowed, edgeworn and lightly soiled. ; As they looked so much alike, Mary Cooke is renamed Miranda by her young mistress Amanda. "Amanda went on to decree her duties as a kind of double, and to determine the man she would love, her marriage, and her destiny across the sea. " They both set sail from Southhampton bound for New York aboard the Titanic in April 1912.  
Price: 9.75 USD
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564 1776 Peck, Richard E. London Holiday
Hardcover Viking Penguin: New York; 1998; Third Printing Very Good+ in Very Good+ dust wrapper  
254 pages; Red remainder mark on text block edges, book looks unread. Dust wrapper, not price cut, very lightly rubbed. ; Three forty-somethin g friends from Missouri take a long awaited trip to London. Lesley, Julia, and Margo stay at a Mrs. Smith-Porter's bed and breakfast, and plan to go antiquing and sightseeing. While in London they have a variety of adventures that change the course of their lives. "It is difficult not to break into Anglophile burbles when describing this tidy little novel". -NY Times Book Review.  
Price: 16.00 USD
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565 7390 PECK, Winifred Bewildering Cares
Softcover; Trade PB Dean Street Press: London; c1940, 2016; 191 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.; Camilla Lacely's charming, witty diary of life as a vicar's wife in a mid-sized town outside of Manchester in the anxious, early days of World War II. The 'everything and nothing' that happens include a controversy swirling around the curate's pacifist sermon (through which, alas, Camilla napped, making it difficult for her to discuss with outraged parishioners), servant problems, anxieties about Camilla's son off training with his regiment, the day-to-day worries of friends, and a potential romance in the town ... or are there two romances?
Readers of Bewildering Cares might well be reminded of the likes of E.M. Delafield or Angela Thirkell, but Peck offers her own distinct take--sometimes hilarious, sometimes touching--on the ironies and heartbreaks (not to mention the storms in teacups) of domestic life, community, faith and life during wartime. Review from the original publication '(Winifred Peck) deserves our real gratitude for making us laugh in these troublous days' -Times Literary Supplement
; This review by Jerri C. of the Anglea Thirkell Society, and AT and DES email discussion groups will have special resonance with fellow Thirkell admirers. "This novel covers one week in the life of Camilla Lacely, a vicar's wife in a fictional town much like Northbridge. The week is March 1940, during the end of 'Cheerfulness Breaks In'. Camilla deals with many of the same issues, but she has a special source of support. She can read Thirkell novels! At one point she has been asked to read aloud to entertain a "working party", but instead of the suggested George Eliot: "I tried instead bits of The Diary of a Provincial Lady and The Demon in the House by Angela Thirkell, with unparalleled success. They would hardly allow me to stop. . ." Later in the book, after an exhausting day, while her husband reads Wodehouse, Camilla's choice is "Wild Strawberries by Angela Thirkell, which I have read thirty times already and will probably read thirty more. . ." With such a great taste in literature, how can one not relate to Camilla or her creater Winifred Peck? Thirkell is also mentioned in the introduction to this novel. " Also recommended by several other members of the AT and DES email discussion groups. Cover matches stock image. 
Price: 15.99 USD
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566 1666 Penman, Sharon Kay Queen's Man : a Medieval Mystery
Hardcover Henry Holt & Company, Inc.: New York; 1996; First US Edition Very Good+ in Very Good+ dust wrapper  
291 pages; Spine head and tail very lightly bumped, no remainder mark; book looks unread. Dust wrapper, not price cut, slightly edgeworn. ; Author's first mystery. The queen Is Eleanor of Acquitaine. The man is Justin de Quincy the illegitimate son of a high born cleric. Never acknowledged by his father, Justin is given an education that takes him into the centers of power and makes him the Queen's Man.  
Price: 11.75 USD
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567 4708 PENMAN, Sharon Kay Queen's Man : a Medieval Mystery
Softcover; Trade PB Ballentine Books: New York; c1996, 1998; First Paperback Edition Very Good+  
291 pages; No spine creases, covers very lightly creased and edgeworn. A very nice copy. ; Author's first mystery, this edition has a reading group discussion guide and an interview with the author at the back of the book. The queen Is Eleanor of Aquitaine. The man is Justin de Quincy, the illegitimate son of a high born cleric. Never acknowledged by his father, Justin is given an education that takes him into the centers of power and makes him the Queen's Man.  
Price: 8.00 USD
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568 623 PEREZ-REVERTE, Arturo (Translated from the Spanish by Sonia Soto) Seville Communion
Hardcover Harcourt Brace & Company: New York; 1995; First US Edition 375 pages Very Good+ in Very Good+ dust wrapper 
Spine ends bumped; dust wrapper, not price cut, is very lightly rubbed and edgeworn. A very nice copy.; Winner of the Jean Monnet Prize for European Literature. ' A magnificent old church faces demolition until a handful of supporters rally to save it. When the church's defenders begin to die, murder is suspected, and the task of unraveling the mystery falls to the Vatican's handsome and sophisticated Father Lorenzo Quart. But Quart must first track down the identity of a savvy computer hacker known only as Vespers, and find a way to resist the charms of a stunning Spanish beauty bent on seduction.' 
Price: 11.50 USD
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569 1317 PERRY, Anne Cardington Crescent : a Victorian Murder Mystery
Hardcover St Martin's Press: New York; 1987; First US Edition 314 pages Very Good+ in Very Good+ dust wrapper Signed by Author
Signed by Author; A lovely copy. Spine ends bumped; unclipped dust wrapper has light creasing at spine head and faint edgewear.
; Dated, inscribed and signed by the author "To ___, With very best wishes, Sincerely Anne Perry" on the front free endpaper. ; Images are actual copy on offer. 
Price: 97.75 USD
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570 1326 Perry, Anne Dangerous Mourning
Hardcover Fawcett Columbine: New York; 1991; First US Edition Near Fine in Very Good+ dust wrapper  
330 pages; Dust wrapper, not price cut, is slightly rubbed. ; Another Victorian mystery featuring Inspector Monk. Monk is assisted by a Hester Latterly, an independent young woman who served with Florence Nightengale in the Crimean War. The author once again demonstrates her "keen understanding of Victorian manners and mores. "  
Price: 16.75 USD
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571 1328 Perry, Anne Defend and Betray
Hardcover Fawcett Columbine: New York; 1992; First US Edition Near Fine in Very Good+ dust wrapper  
385 pages; Dust wrapper, not price cut, is slightly rubbed. ; The third Victorian mystery featuring Inspector Monk. Monk is again assisted by a Hester Latterly, an independent young woman who served with Florence Nightengale in the Crimean War.  
Price: 15.00 USD
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572 910 PERRY, Anne Silence in Hanover Close
Hardcover St Martin's Press: New York; 1988; First US Edition 341 pages Very Good in Very Good dust wrapper 
Spine ends bumped, text block edges have very light soil. Interior pages clean and bright. Dust wrapper, price clipped, is edgeworn and rubbed with a few creases.
; 'Anne Perry's Victorian-era mysteries starring crusty, low-brow Inspector Pitt and his well-born wife, Charlotte, have proved a steady delight for mystery mavens, history buffs, and Anglophiles. Now, Inspector Pitt is back, searching for the killer of a Foreign Office employee. Not even Charlotte can help him when the trail leads to the homes of rich people protecting their own!'; Recommended by Tom J. of the ATS and AT email discussion list. Image is actual copy on offer. 
Price: 52.50 USD
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573 6329 PETERS, Elizabeth [Michaels, Barbara] Golden One, The
Hardcover Simon & Schuster: NY; 2002; First US Edition 429 pages Very Good+ in Very Good+ dust wrapper 
Spine ends lightly bumped. Unclipped dust wrapper very lightly rubbed and edgeworn. A very nice copy. ; In this 16th Amelia Peabody mystery it is 1917 and World War One continues to ravage the world. The family returns to their home in Luxor and discovers that a new royal tomb has been ransacked by thieves.; Published @$25.95. 
Price: 12.50 USD
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574 3609 PETERS, Ellis [Edith Pargeter] Black is the Colour of My True-Love's Heart
Hardcover; Book Club Edition Wm Morrow And Co.: New York; 1967; Good+ in Very Good dust wrapper  
221 pages; Spine ends bumped and worn; corners worn to boards. Page edges age yellowed, interior pages clean. Dust wrapper extremities edgeworn with a few tiny chips, a tiny hole in front panel, white rear panel is age browned. ; One of the Inspector Felse mysteries, this novel features murder at a folk music festival. ; Recommended by Jerri C. of the AT and DES email discussion groups. "Sixth in the series. This book skillfully combines the world of folk music with a murder mystery. Although Inspector Felse is the official detective, major characters in the book are his teenage son Dominic and Dominic's girlfriend since they are attending the folk music program at which mysterious happenings occur. A very good book by the author of the Brother Cadfael mysteries. "  
Price: 9.75 USD
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575 1777 Phillips, Kevin P. Arrogant Capital : Washington, Wall Street, and the Frustrations of American Politics
Hardcover Little, Brown & Company: Boston, MA; 1994; First US Edition 231 pages Very Good+ in Very Good+ dust wrapper 
Spine head and tail lightly bumped. Dust wrapper, not price cut, rubbed and very lightly edgeworn. ; Author contends that Washington DC is mired in bureaucracy and that it needs purging and revitalization. This is his blueprint for a political upheaval.  
Price: 9.00 USD
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576 4369 PHINN, Gervase Other Side of the Dale
Softcover; Trade PB Penguin: London; c1998,1999; 276 pages Very Good 
Some edgewear and rubbing, spine and cover creases, some page edges a bit rippled; pages clean, none loose.; He has been called by some' the James Herriot of schools'. Phinn recalls his first year as a County Inspector of Schools in North Yorkshire in this warm and humorous memoir. 'He meets some large- than-life characters, from farmers and lords of the manor to teaching nuns and eccentric caretakers. Best of all, he discovers the endearing and disarming qualities of the Dales children. Readers will enjoy his keen ear for the absurd and his sharp eye for the ludicrous.'; This author 'is such a delight. I like his books better than Herriot's!' -Norma H. Also recommended by Vera J. and Holly H. of the ATS and Kristi J. of the AT and DES email discussion groups and Lesley J. and Marjorie of the DES email discussion group. 
Price: 10.50 USD
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577 4485 PHINN, Gervase Over Hill and Dale
Softcover; Trade PB Penguin: London; c2000, 2001; First Paperback Edition 340 pages Very Good- 
Edgewear, spine and cover creases; pages clean and bright, none loose.; Phinn regales us with his adventures during his second year as a County Inspector of Schools in North Yorkshire in another warm and humorous memoir.; This author 'is such a delight. I like his books better than Herriot's!' -Norma H. Also recommended by Vera J. and Holly H. of the ATS and Kristi J. of the AT and DES email discussion groups and Lesley J. and Marjorie of the DES email discussion group. 
Price: 9.50 USD
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578 748 Piercy, Marge Longings Of Women
Hardcover Fawcett Columbine: New York; 1994; First US Edition Very Good+ in Very Good+ dust wrapper  
455 pages; 455pp, Spine foot slightly faded; price clipped dust wrapper is lightly rubbed.  
Price: 15.00 USD
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579 3170 PILCHER, Robin Starting Over
Hardcover St Martin's Press: NY; 2002; First US Edition 386 pages Near Fine in Near Fine dust wrapper 
A very lovely copy; dust wrapper is not price clipped.; The second novel by the son of Rosamunde Pilcher. From the dust wrapper: 'It seems a long time since life was good for Liz Dewhurst. Her happy marriage to Gregor ended six months ago when she discovered he had been having an affair with another local woman for two years. But if that wasn't enough, Liz and Gregor's family businesses were also intertwined. Growing up on neighboring farms on the East coast of Fife, an area blessed with rich soil and beautiful, unspoiled landscapes, the marriage made it perfect sense to merge. The separation, however, has come at the worse possible time. With business bad, the two farms are barely struggling to survive on their own.

Then an extraordinary opportunity arises. An American-financed consortium is looking to build a golf course, and with Liz's and Gregor's land think they have found the ideal site for the best new links course in Britain. Liz is torn: the money is tempting, and she knows that by turning the scheme down she will face the wrath of the local community. On the other hand, the farm has passed through five generations of her family; is she really ready to give up that history, a move that will also help Gregor and his mistress?' ; Published @ $24.95. 
Price: 13.75 USD

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580 946 PILCHER, Rosamunde Blue Bedroom and Other Stories
Softcover; Mass Market PB St Martin's Press: New York; c1985,1990; Reprint Very Good  
288 pages; Light spine creases, a bit of edgewear and rubbing, text block edges yellowing, no loose pages. ; 'Pilcher's writing always feels like a soft chair after a hard day. Her plots and characters offer insights into the human condition with grace and tenderness. These short stories explore themes such as the death of a loved one, overcoming prejudice, understanding children, and appreciating one's spouse. Each story ends on a note of love, faith, understanding or hope.'- (c)AudioFile, Portland, ME  
Price: 4.25 USD
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581 948 PILCHER, Rosamunde Under Gemini
Softcover; Mass Market PB Dell Publishing: New York; c1976,1989; Reprint Very Good  
297 pages; Spine creases, light edgewear. ; 'Every family hides something, but Flora Waring discovered a devastating deception in hers. At twenty-two she learned she had an identical twin, Rose, who lived with the mother Flora didn't remember at all. And when Flora ended up impersonating the high-spirited, spoiled Rose, she would have to face how cruel lies can be. When she agreed to accompany Rose's fiance to meet his grandmother in a picturesque town on the Scottish coast, she would quickly fall in love with the lush green countryside, the Armstrong family, and a rare, wonderful man. But she would also confront Rose's shocking secrets and a betrayal that could break her heart. ' ; This author recommended by Kerry J. and Anne L. of the DES email discussion list.  
Price: 5.50 USD
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582 944 PILCHER, Rosamunde Day of the Storm
Softcover; Mass Market PB Dell Publishing: New York; c1975,1989; Very Good  
264 pages; Light edgewear and spine creases, a nice copy.; 'We revisit the lives of some of the author's earlier characters, artist Grenville Bayliss and his family, this time from the point of view of the artist's granddaughter. When Rebecca Bayliss' dying mother reveals to her the existence of a family Rebecca knew nothing about, she is determined to find them--and is soon deeply enmeshed in relationship s torn by passion, greed and an old family mystery. " ; This author recommended by Kerry J. and Anne L. of the DES email discussion list.  
Price: 4.50 USD
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583 951 PILCHER, Rosamunde Voices in Summer
Softcover; Mass Market PB St Martin's Press: New York; c1984,1986; Reprint Very Good  
276 pages; Sunned spine is creased, covers have a bit of edgewear; no loose pages.; Newly married, shy, and recovering from illness, Laura Haverstock is unable to join her husband on his annual trip to Scotland. Instead she goes to his family's cottage on the Cornish coast to recuperate and eventually to learn more about his family and herself. ' ; This author recommended by Kerry J. and Anne L. of the DES email discussion list.  
Price: 4.50 USD
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584 2990 PILCHER, Rosamunde Wild Mountain Thyme
Softcover; Mass Market PB Dell Publishing: New York; c1978,1989; Reprint Very Good  
294 pages; Light spine creases, faint edgewear, top edge lightly yellowed.; 'Victoria Bradshaw fell in love with London playwright Oliver Dobbs when she was just eighteen. But he had left her and disappeared from her life. Now, years later, he was a widower standing on her doorstep with his two-year-old son in her arms. And Victoria was foolish enough to want to take him back. Their early spring journey to a castle in Scotland would become an odyssey of discovery... in a novel about relationships as real as those you've experienced and a love as rich and unpredictable as dreams can be.' ; This author recommended by Kerry J. and Anne L. of the DES email discussion list.  
Price: 4.25 USD
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585 3062 PILCHER, Rosamunde Flowers in the Rain and other Stories
Softcover; Mass Market PB St Martin's Press: NY; c1991,1992; First Paperback Edition Very Good  
305 pages; Spine creases, light edgewear, a nice copy.; Sixteen stories of love, heartbreak, marriage, relationships and romance. ; This author recommended by Kerry J. and Anne L. of the DES email discussion list.  
Price: 4.75 USD
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586 4463 PILCHER, Rosamunde End of Summer, The
Softcover; Mass Market PB Dell: New York; c1971,1989; Reprint Very Good+  
233 pages; No spine or cover creases, faint edgewear, page edges lightly yellowed; covers and pages clean. A very nice copy.; 'Sitting on a California beach at summer's ends, Jane Marsh thought back to her childhood at the estate called Elvie in a remote corner of Scotland. She remembered not only the heather-covered hills and lonesome loch, but her grandmother... and, of course, Sinclair. She had secretly dreamed of marrying rakishly handsome Sinclair and settling at Elvie forever. Now an urgent visit from her grandmother's lawyer would become the catalyst for her return to Scotland...' ; This author recommended by Anne L. and several other members of the DES email discussion list.  
Price: 4.75 USD
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587 4512 PILCHER, Rosamunde Carousel, The
Softcover; Mass Market PB St Martin's Press: NY; c1982, 1986; Very Good  
184 pages; Faint spine and cover creases, light edgewear, a nice copy.; ' Prue Shackleton is twenty-three, beautiful and restless. Her job is challenging, her relationship with a successful banker is safe, secure--and boring. When her eccentric Aunt Phoebe invites her to Cornwall, Prue loses no time is setting out for its bright landscapes and salt air. A chance meeting with the attractive artist Daniel Cassens leads to endless idyllic days exploring the beaches and meadows. But something is troubling Daniel and Prue is determined to find out what it is.'  
Price: 4.75 USD
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588 5214 PILCHER, Rosamunde Coming Home
Hardcover St Martins Press: NY; 1995; First US Edition Very Good+ in Very Good+ dust wrapper  
728 pages; Spine ends faintly bumped, a few smudge marks to top page edges, otherwise a lovely copy. Dust wrapper, unclipped, has very light edgewear.; From Booklist 'The book's heroine is Judith Dunbar, who is a schoolgirl of 13 when the tale begins in 1935. Sent to boarding school in Cornwall because her parents are posted to Singapore, Judith becomes friends with Loveday Carey-Lewis, who introduces her to a family and an estate, Nancherrow, that is to influence her for the rest of her life. Pilcher does a marvelous job of describing life in England before World War II. Readers, especially Anglophiles, will adore the care Pilcher gives to setting her scenes, decorating them with everything from Cornish wildflowers to china dogs to particular tartan plaids. The same care is evident later in the tale, as Pilcher chronicles the changes brought by the war to the fabric of British life. As Judith makes her way to adulthood in the midst of great wealth, great tragedy, and, naturally, romance, Pilcher effectively balances the demands of plot with the pleasures of revisiting a different place and time.'  
Price: 9.75 USD
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589 6559 PLAIDY, Jean [Eleanor Alice Burford Hibbert] Plantagenet Prelude, The
Softcover; Mass Market PB Pan Books: London; 1978; 332 pages Very Good 
Book one in this Plantagenet series features Eleanor of Aquitaine, Henry Duke of Normandy, and Thomas Becket.; Light edgewear, page edges yellowed; no spine or cover creases, interior pages clean. A nice copy.; This author also wrote as Victoria Holt, Philippa Carr, and Eleanor Burford. 
Price: 7.50 USD
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590 6604 PLAIDY, Jean [Eleanor Alice Burford Hibbert] Rose Without a Thorn The: The Wives of Henry VIII
Softcover; Trade PB Three Rivers Press: NY; c1993, 2003; 278 pages Very Good+ 
No spine or cover creases, light edgewear. A very nice copy.; One of this prolific author's "Qeens of England" series. 'Born into an impoverished branch of the noble Howard family, young Katherine is plucked from her home to live with her grandmother, the Duchess of Norfolk. The innocent girl quickly learns that her grandmother’s puritanism is not shared by Katherine’s free-spirited cousins, with whom she lives. Beautiful and impressionable, Katherine becomes involved in two ill-fated love affairs before her sixteenth birthday. Like her cousin Anne Boleyn, she leaves her grandmother’s home to become a lady-in-waiting at the court of Henry VIII. The royal palaces are exciting to a young girl from the country, and Katherine finds that her duties there allow her to be near her handsome cousin, Thomas Culpepper, whom she has loved since childhood.

But when Katherine catches the eye of the aging and unhappily married king, she is forced to abandon her plans for a life with Thomas and marry King Henry. Overwhelmed by the change in her fortunes, bewildered and flattered by the adoration of her husband, Katherine is dazzled by the royal life. But her bliss is short-lived as rumors of her wayward past come back to haunt her, and Katherine’s destiny takes another, deadly, turn.'
; This author also wrote as Victoria Holt, Philippa Carr, and Eleanor Burford. 
Price: 7.50 USD
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591 6609 PLAIDY, Jean [Eleanor Alice Burford Hibbert] Passage to Pontefract
Hardcover G. P. Putnam's Sons: NY; 1982; First US Edition 366 pages Very Good+ in Very Good dust wrapper 
Spine ends very lightly bumped, one corner bumped; no binding problems. Faint soil to page edges; interior clean and bright. A nice copy. Unclipped dust wrapper edgeworn with some tiny closed tears, creases to flap ends, sunned spine. ; The tenth novel in this prolific author's Plantagenet saga.; 'Richard of Bordeaux, young heir to the throne after Edward the Third, is surrounded by ambitious uncles who believe it would be better for the country if they could take the crown. While Richard shows himself capable of reckless bravery in defeating the Peasants’ Revolt, his extravagance soon brings him into conflict with his people. Here is a vivid picture of Richard II’s court, his devotion to his favourite Robert de Vere, his love for two Queens, clever Anne and the little Isabella, and of his headlong journey towards disaster.' The dw cover matches this sample image. 
Price: 21.50 USD
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592 6628 PLEYDELL, Susan [Isabel Senior nee Syme] Young Man's Fancy, A
Softcover; Trade PB Greyladies: Edinburgh; c1959, 2011; 390 pages New 
The spring term is always disaster-prone, but this one at Ledenham School surpasses itself. The Headmaster’s invaluable secretary collapses with appendicitis and has to be replaced by Oonagh – ‘Swooner’ to the boys; a young master’s fancy, lightly turning to thoughts of love, causes a major crisis at Governors’ level; the Headmaster’s daughter Alison’s romance is beset by unwelcome public scrutiny and comment.

We meet several of the characters from "Summer Term", decent chaps and the right sort of girls, plus a few outright cads to give added spice. Although a sequel it can be read on its own; we enjoyed this title more than "Summer Term".
; A new book with very faint soil to page edges.; Recommended by Geraldine H. of the DES email discussion group. This title reviewed and recommended by Claire author of 'The Captive Reader' blog. 
Price: 21.50 USD
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593 6436 PLOWDEN, Alison Tudor Women : Queens and Commoners
Softcover; Trade PB Sutton Publishing: Stroud, Gloucestershire; c1979, 1998; Revised Edition 182 pages Near Fine 
A new book with faint edgewear.; 'This is a revised and updated edition of Alison Plowden's classic study of the dominant women of the Tudor era. The women of the royal family are the central characters in this book - royal women set the style and between them they provide a dazzling variety of personalities as well as illustrating almost every aspect of life as it affected women in Tudor England. The story of the Tudor queens, from the founding of the dynasty, through Henry VIII's wives and culminating in Elizabeth I, is narrated clearly, set against the background of the politics and society of the age. Alison Plowden also explores lower- and middle-class women's status, education and upbringing, painting a picture of life for the average Tudor housewife in this beautifully written and carefully researched book.'; Published @ £12.99; this edition out-of-print. 
Price: 17.75 USD
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594 1183 Pool, Daniel Dickens : Fur Coat and Charlotte's Unanswered Letters: The Rows and Romances Of England's Great Victorian Novelists
Hardcover Harper Collins: New York; 1997; First US Edition Very Good+ in Very Good+ dust wrapper  
8vo; 282 pages; Spine head and tail bumped, remainder mark bottom edge. Dust wrapper is not price cut has very slight wrinkle at spine head and tail. ; Author of" What Jane Austen Ate and Charles Dickens Knew", Pool now turns his attention to the lives of the great Victorian novelists such as Dickens, Charlotte Bronte, George Eliot, Thackeray, Elizabeth Gaskell, and Trollope.  
Price: 15.75 USD
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595 6429 PORTER, R. Bruce, Col. with Eric Hammel ACE! A Marine Night-Fighter Pilot In World War II
Softcover; Trade PB Pacifica Press: Pacifica, CA; 1985; 278 pages Very Good+ Signed by Author
Signed by Author; Signed and inscribed by author on half title page. No spine creases, very light edgewear; book and pages clean and bright. A very nice copy.; Introduction by 'Pappy' Boyington. Author's 'life as a Marine combat fighter pilot, from his earliest days as a naval aviation cadet before World War II, to his adventures guarding America's defense line in the South Pacific, to his aerial combat over the Solomons.' He also tells of his 'exacting night-fighter combat training and his rare double-kill night mission over Okinawa.'  
Price: 21.75 USD
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596 4572 POWERS, Richard Gold Bug Variations, The
Hardcover William Morrow & Company: NY; 1991; Third Printing Very Good+ in Very Good+ dust wrapper  
639 pages; Spine ends lightly bumped, a few faint splashes and one smudge on top page edges. Red remainder mark on bottom edge. Unclipped dust wrapper has very light edgewear and rubbing. A nice copy.; An intriguing and absorbing novel featuring four people in a story of science (DNA, genomes, computers), music (Bach), and love.

"The four protagonists are driven toward a provisional definition of life in all its chemical particulars - the secret shorthands, the compositional impulse of evolution, the links laid down between the cell itself and the complex organism that would try to understand it. Each must discover something of the unified diversity of the life molecule, its endless, mutating variations on a four-note theme." ; Recommended by Norma H.  
Price: 17.50 USD

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597 1990 PRAGER, Dennis & Joseph Telushkin Eight Questions People Ask About Judaism
Hardcover Tze Ulmad Press: Simi Valley, CA; 1976; Fifth Printing 207 pages Very Good in Very Good- dust wrapper Signed by Author
Signed by Author; Spine head and tail bumped, blue cloth binding worn at spine ends and corners, but not to boards. text block edges lightly yellowed. Inscribed and signed by Prager on front free endpaper. Dust wrapper, not price cut, is very rubbed, edgeworn, and chipped. ; Some of the questions discussed: Who needs Jewish laws or organized religion- isn't it enough to be an ethical person? How do you account for unethical religious Jews- and for ethical people who are not religious? How does Judaism differ from Christianity, Marxism, and Ethical Humanism? How do I begin acting Jewish? The authors' answers to these and other questions "are so rational, so well substantiated, and so provocative, that no reader-Jew or non-Jew....will close this book without having been severely challenged.'  
Price: 9.75 USD
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598 1796 Pratt, Helen Marshall Cathedral Churches of England, Their Architecture History and Antiquities with a Bibliography and Glossary
Hardcover Duffield & Company: New York; 1911; Very Good  
B&W Photographs; 593 pages; Decorated blue cloth binding rubbed at corners and spine ends; text block edges browned. Binding is in excellent condition; book has a slight musty odor. No dust wrapper. ; A practical handbook for students and travellers. Detailed descriptions of more than 32 English cathedrals and churches.  
Price: 23.50 USD
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599 4158 PRITCHETT, V.S. Cab at the Door, A : A Memoir
Hardcover Random House: NY; 1968; Third Printing Very Good+ in Very Good+ dust wrapper  
244 pages; Lightly bumped spine ends, pages pale yellow. Dust wrapper, unclipped, has very light edgewear. A very nice copy indeed. ; In this first volume of the autobiography by this short story writer, novelist, and critic he tells of his childhood in turn-of-the-century and World War I London. His London is a working-class city and his countryside is rural Yorkshire where he visited his granfather, a Congregationalist minister, and his uncle, a fierce atheist. "A young man's early encounters with life and literature shed light on the development of a writer-the apprenticeship of writer as child."  
Price: 12.00 USD
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600 4159 PRITCHETT, V.S. Midnight Oil
Hardcover Random House: NY; 1972; First US Edition Very Good+ in Very Good dust wrapper  
271 pages; Lightly bumped spine ends, pages pale yellow with one smudge mark on edge. Olive cloth binding has faintly sunned edges and spine. A clean and nice copy. Dust wrapper, unclipped, has light edgewear, a bit of soil and one tiny closed tear at spine head.; This second volume of the autobiography by this short story writer, novelist, and critic opens in 1921. With twenty pounds in his pocket he has arrived in Paris determined to become a writer. After going to Ireland to cover the revolution for the 'Christian Science Monitor' he arrives in Spain in 1924.  
Price: 12.00 USD
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